• St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla are united as a British dependency.

  • St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla become an internally self-governing member of the West Indies Associated states.

  • Anguilla is granted a constitution, and its union with St. Kitts and Nevis is formally revoked.

  • St. Kitts and Nevis jointly attain independence from Britain, and join the British Commonwealth.

  • Hurricane George hits St. Kitts and Nevis, causing severe economic damage on the island of  St. Kitts due to agriculture losses and a negative long-term impact on tourism.

  • The government decides to close the 300-year-old loss-making sugar industry after the year's harvest.

  • The Paris Club of creditor governments agrees to restructure St. Kitts and Nevis's public debt, and to reduce interest payments by 90%.


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