The green stripe represents agriculture and fertility of the country. The red stripe represents the nation’s difficulty in trying to end slavery and colonialism and to achieve independence. The black represents the African heritage of the islands and yellow stands for the consistent sunshine in the Caribbean. The stars represent the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis and symbolize their liberty and hope.
The flag of St. Kitts and Nevis was adopted on September 19, 1983 when the country received independence from Britain. The country is also known as St. Christopher. The flag of St. Kitts and Nevis is based on a design submitted by local teacher Edrice Lewis in a national flag competition.