Saint Christopher and Nevis. In May, the British
newspaper The Guardian reported that Russian lawyer Andrej
Pavlov has been able to travel to countries within the
European Union (EU) over 70 times over the past four years,
despite his name being included in a list of 32
corruption-accused persons who the European Parliament
believes should be blacklisted and thus denied entry bans.
Pavlov is also subject to sanctions from the United States.
His travels to several European countries have been made
possible by applying for and obtaining a passport from the
Nevis authorities, which gives the right to enter the EU
without a visa. According to
CountryAAH, European MPs demanded action from the
European Commission, arguing that citizens of Saint
Christopher and Nevis should be forced to apply for a visa,
prompting Prime Minister Timothy Harris to react sharply.
During the autumn, the government presented a proposal
for a constitutional supplement, the first more significant
change since the constitution became effective when the
country became independent in 1983. According to the
proposal, it should be allowed for a prime minister to
govern only for a total of two terms of office. Voices
within the Opposition Labor Party considered that the
proposal was directed at party leader Denzil Douglas, who
was prime minister from 1995 to 2005 and thus would be
disqualified from further terms as head of government. It
was also pointed out that two thirds of MEPs must vote in
favor of a constitutional change. The ruling party The Unity
Team does not have a large majority.