The National Archives is the Official Archives of the government of St. Kitts and Nevis. We also hold a number of small private collections. Our records come in a variety of formats, which include, manuscripts, maps and plans, photographs, magnetic tape and optical media.

The National Archives collects records from

  • – the office of the Prime Minister and of Cabinet
  • – any Ministry, Department, Commission, Committee, office and other body under the Government of St. Christopher and Nevis
  • – Any post representing the Government of St. Christopher and Nevis outside the country
  • – The St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force and Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force
  • – Parliament and the Electoral Commission
  • – Court of Appeal, High Court or any Court or tribunal with jurisdiction within St. Christopher and Nevis
  • – Public Corporations
  • – Predecessor or successor institutions to the ones already listed

As well as

  • – Private records created by a person, family or a corporate body.
  • – Discrete items where the actual intrinsic or historical value of the record is great enough to merit its long-term preservation.

We provide advice on the management and preservation of records

Our mandate is laid out in the National Records and Archives Act, No. 2 of 2001 (Act)

We provide access to our holdings under these conditions.

  • – Access policy
  • – Reproduction of archival material
  • – publications policy