Journey to the smallest state in the Western Hemisphere
• Journey to the smallest state in the Western Hemisphere
The State of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis consists of two islands: St. Kitts and Nevis. The first looks like a chicken leg, the second - on a chicken egg.
Saint Kitts and Nevis known that for 20 years selling their citizenship. Moreover, the distribution of passports with beautiful fish delivered here to the stream. In contrast to neighboring Antigua and Barbuda, which requires that the latter-day citizens stayed in their new homes at least a week in the year, for citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis does not even have to come into the country. To pay the money - and in 6 months you by mail send your passport. All that you are a citizen! Especially for those who receive a passport of this lovely island nation in the mail, on the first page of the document there is a map of the world on which the arrow shows where to look for your home.
As in Antigua (the second word can not speak in the name of the country), Saint Kitts passport (the second word in the name of the country can not talk) entitles you to ride without visas to Europe, Canada, England and other countries.
Citizenship is given in exchange for investments in the "Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation." It would be more correct to say: "We sell you a beautiful certificate with fish for 300 000 dollars." But in St. Kitts live romance, so they say, "You are investing in the diversification of the sugar industry $ 300 000 fund, we have the money to raise the country from its knees, and in gratitude to give you a passport with a wonderful fish!" Essentially it does not change, 300 000 no return. The second option - to buy real estate, entrance starts here by 400,000, but I have no money for such property. Therefore it is possible to buy a stake in some villa or save a few million on a normal house by the sea. Judging by the number of buildings on the island, who want to buy a lot of citizenship. According to statistics of Henley Estates, most of them Russian and Chinese.
Unfortunately, no one is saying how much it costs to abandon the citizenship. who knows what. And then suddenly the entrance - the ruble, and the output - two.
In the meantime, do you think, whether you need a passport to fish, take a look, it looks like the birthplace for 300 000 dollars.
It looks nice.
On the left - the restless Atlantic Ocean, to the right - a calm Caribbean Sea. Atlantic - beach where turtles lay their eggs. After a few weeks of the season starts and be guarded beach police and animal rights activists, no one bothered to turtles.
A former volcano.
The island is actively built, feels, every other building for the new citizens.
It appears that the money from the fund of the sugar industry diversification do not reach everyone.
On the horizon - St. Eustatius.
Saint Kitts and Nevis - a former British colony. In the heart of the capital city are clock, which locals call the Big Ben. The clock stopped for a long time, as the time here.
Although recently celebrated 30 years of independence. In honor restored and painted the fountain in the central square. 3 beautiful nymphs after the restoration was a Negro. Interestingly, it is this banter, or local is always seen in these sculptures of black women?
For the last 30 years in the capital, nothing has changed.
The natives cherish the colonial legacy.
Here is a phone booth. Glass was stolen, the phone does not work for a long time, but regularly paint booth in the corporate red color.
In the streets very clean.
In general, the local is very neat. All properly parked, no one throws litter on the street.
See what charming people live here.
In the past served the narrow gauge sugar cane and cotton, now the train carries visitors around the island.
The boat brought PUPS.
No, you look like a clean!
On St. Kitts all run. You go in the morning, and on the edges of herds of runners.
Along the road Monkey sitting on the trees.
Soon all build the villas here.
There is already built up. All this property in exchange for citizenship.
Before the second island, Nevis, to go on a boat 10 minutes. Once a year, between the islands goes swimming.
The beaches on Nevis
Here, too, there is a volcano.
One of the buildings. Soon the hotel will be here.
Here's a house can be bought for 600 thousand.
More specifically, it is not a house and a hotel room. Inside one bedroom.
The swimming pool on the terrace.
Facilities on the street. They say that such houses are very popular with the Chinese.
The most interesting is that by buying this house, you will not be able to live in it. Since he composed the hotel, the hotel will take it with you and share the revenue. In theory, you are in 10-20 years will return investments. Free live only a little more than a month in the year. But after 5 years after obtaining citizenship, you can sell the house next lover passports with fish.
There are villas. The site is worth $ 2 million.
Here is a house of 500 square meters, worth 4.5 million dollars with the site. Buy it in parts, usually 10 owners. Further, each owner has the 5 weeks of the year when he can dispose of the house (live or rent it). All 10 receive citizenship.
Sentkitsy something similar to the Russian. Christmas has passed 3 weeks ago, and the whole town is decorated with wool and penguins.
Apparently there until spring decorations are not removed, just like we do not throw out the tree.
Local police have the same facial expression, as well as most of their Russian colleagues. "There cho? And if I can find?"
Reservation for tourists
The tree has sprouted through a fence.
By the way, Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest state in the Western Hemisphere both in area and in population.