Saint Christopher and Nevis. In elections to the Legislative Assembly on the smaller island of Nevis in July, the ruling Nevis renewal party (NRP) was re-elected for a new term. According to Countryaah official site, the Opposition Party The Citizens’ Movement (CCM) questioned the official result and boycotted the work of the Assembly during the autumn. A judicial review of the election would begin after the New Year. Both parties advocate independence for Nevis.
A new law to combat gang-related crime was adopted. A “take-back-street initiative” against crime was reported to produce good results in just a few months. Residents were encouraged to tip the authorities and a special force with police and military invested in zero tolerance for law violations.