Saint Kitts and Nevis
The law provides criminal penalties for official corruption, and the government generally implements these laws effectively. Media and private citizens reported government corruption was a problem.
Public officials are not subject to financial disclosure laws. The Financial Intelligence Unit and the police force’s white-collar crime unit investigate reports on suspicious financial transactions, but these reports were not available to the public.
Government agencies involved in enforcement of anti-corruption laws include the Royal St. Kitts and Nevis Police Force, the Director of Public Prosecutions, and the Financial Intelligence Unit. The Financial Intelligence Unit investigates financial crimes, but no independent body has been established to handle allegations of government corruption.
Resources to Report Corruption
Church Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
10. Political and Security Environment
St. Kitts and Nevis does not have a recent history of politically motivated violence or civil disturbance. The government constantly reviews mandatory protocols and measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. St. Kitts and Nevis’ general elections are constitutionally due in 2025.