US Peace Corps Phasing Out of St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - February 25, 2013

Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The United States Peace Corps is phasing out of St Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda due to the two countries’ reaching a “high level of development.”

The Peace Corps officially closed its programmes in the two countries Jan. 1, following 50 years of service.

The organization said it had successfully met the need for “trained men and women in education, health, agriculture, environment, youth and development and community economic development.”

The two are part of the Peace Corps’ Eastern Caribbean post.

The Peace Corps still has programmes in Dominica, St Lucia, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

More than 3,770 Peace Corps volunteers have served in the Eastern Caribbean since 1961.

Popular Posts

The 10 Best Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean, From Aruba to Belize

Overwater villas at Caribbean resorts aren’t just a novelty — they’re also among the most luxurious and beautiful accommodations you can stay in. And while all of the bungalows perched above the waves have their charms, some stand out among […]

The 10 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, From Antigua to Jamaica

all-inclusive hammock cove

All-inclusive resorts are more popular than ever, particularly in the Caribbean. The all-inclusive concept just keeps winning over travelers, who have been drawn to the ease, comfort and convenience of the concept. But the biggest thing within the space isn’t […]

The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island Just Completed a $150M Renovation

walking on the beach in nassau

A new eatery by Michelin-star Chef Michael White. A new-look casino. State-of-the-art guest rooms and the Caribbean’s first Shake Shack.  The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island resort has officially completed a $150 million resort-wide renovation, a significant project that included a […]

Related Posts barbuda caribbean

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Pink Sand in Barbuda

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader  J. Takesa Walbrook, who sent in this lovely shot of pink sand on the beach in Barbuda. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to with […]

12 Tiny Caribbean Luxury Resorts to Visit Right Now

dominica secret bay

World-renowned wine cellars; geothermal energy systems; private beach houses. The Caribbean’s luxury hotels continue to innovate, and that’s nowhere more true than in its boutique hotels. But for some travelers, even a boutique hotel can be a bit too much.  […]

Silver Airways Launching Flights to Antigua, Dominican Republic 

antigua dominican republic flights

There’s a new way to travel to one of the most sought-after island destinations in the wider Caribbean: thw twin-island hotspot of Antigua and Barbuda.  Fast-expanding carrier Silver Airways has announced plans to launch a new route between San Juan, […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You