• Shaquilla Johnson

A Conversation with St Kitts and Nevis High Commission Minister Counselor, Elsa Wilkin- Armbrister

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

On the 11th of August 2020, Elsa Wilkin-Armbrister, the Minister Counselor at the St Kitts and Nevis High Commission graced me with her time.

And in the short conversation we had, I left the conversation feeling so supported and more connected to St Kitts and Nevis.

We spoke of three items.

Technology in the Federation, St Kitts and Nevis for curious tourists and Pageantry


St Kitts and Nevis is ahead of the curve when it comes to technology education- its education often shipping out high performance graduates to neighbouring nations to complete their university education. And across the board, Kittians and Nevisians are high performers at University level + beyond. The technology education in St Kitts and Nevis is – as she would put it – solid!

A great example of that that I have witnessed of this is the enthusiasm for robotics and the great strides that are being taken to ensure that St Kitts and Nevis does not miss out! See article here

As for Covid-19…

There is not a single corner of the earth that has not been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. St Kitts and Nevis, however, has used this turn of events to its advantage!

2020 is the election year in St Kitts and Nevis and so, innovation has to take place to technology has successfully intersected with their political campaigns. The 2020 elections campaigns went digital- and were a resounding success.

Other innovations that have been expedited in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic include the utilisation of Caribe Eats– the islands answer to Just Eat or Deliveroo and Caribe Pay- the premier e-payments system introduced in St Kitts and Nevis.

St Kitts and Nevis is really making waves in the technology space.

St Kitts and Nevis for curious tourists

For you, the Miss Caribbean UK audience who may not have seen, heard or even considered St Kitts and Nevis as a holiday location, Mrs Wilkin-Armbrister gave me some real gems of the Federation that are worth your time in research. And as the world opens up again, there is no doubt that there will be a huge surge in travel.

In St Kitts, Belle Mont Farm, and built to reflect Basseterre, the islands capital in its original form. They sustainably showcase the beautiful produce of the island in their Farm to table concept, which makes local produce the star. Not only that, it is breathtakingly beautiful.

And in Nevis, the Montepelier Plantation and Beach. A spectacular location where History meets Luxury. It is situated in the foothills of Nevis Peak, it is surrounded by natural beauty which is has a deep history, ready for visitors to explore and discover

Above all, in Mrs Wilkin-Armbrister’s and my own experience, St Kitts is where you party, let loose and have fun. Nevis is where you go to relax and decompress. Two islands with distinct personalities, but above all, one paradise.


And on the topic of pageantry, from pageant queen to pageant queen, her message to me and all the ladies competing in Miss Caribbean UK was simple:


Thank you Mrs Wilkin-Armbrister for your time and advice.

It is greatly appreciated.

Shaquilla takes the stage on the 18th October where the Miss Caribbean UK finals are being filmed in a new Covid-Safe digital format!

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