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July 20, 2018

St. Kitts & Nevis

NHLDC exports 2,500 tons of crushed stones to Guyana

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer By Monique Washington The Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation’s, NHLDC quarry at New River has made history by exporting 2,500 tons of crushed stones to Guyana. The shipment took place on Tuesday (July 17) at the Long Point pier when a barge containing crushed stones left for

Caribbean Lottery Office robbed

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer By Monique Washington CHARLESTON, St. Kitts — The Caribbean Lottery Office in Charlestown was robbed today, Thursday July 19, just feet away from where visiting USA Arkansas Jubilation Jazz Gospel Band was performing. The police confirmed there was a robbery but provided no further details. The Observer understands

Three former Nevis principals recognized for their service

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer By Monique Washington Three former Nevis school principals were honored this week by both the Ministry of Education and Department of Education for their years of dedicated service. Principals, deputy principal and supervisors were guest at the inaugural Principal Appreciation Dinner on Monday (July 16) at the Four

Nevis Premier: Guardian newspaper article was inaccurate, misleading

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From the Nevis Island Administration CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration has expressed deep concern over an inaccurate and misleading article on Nevis’s Offshore Financial Services penned by contributor Oliver Bullough in the July 12 international

Ross University donates to support SKN education, training

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Several organisations and individuals received financial support from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) when the school donated close to EC$80,000 as part of its education outreach initiative. Cheques were distributed during an awards ceremony at the RUSVM’s West Farm

HE Huggins accredited in Japan

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister Her Excellency Jasmine Huggins, the Federation’s newly accredited Non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan presented her letters of credence on July 5 to His Majesty, Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. During the exchange,

Nevis Premier: The Guardian newspaper article inaccurate, misleading

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From the Nevis Island Administration CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS – Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration has expressed deep concern over an inaccurate and misleading article on Nevis’s Offshore Financial Services penned by contributor Oliver Bullough in the July 12 international

VACANCY Sales Rep

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July 9 post-Cabinet briefing released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime Minister and Chairman of the Cabinet the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris July 9 post-Cabinet briefing released From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The formal meeting of the Cabinet took place on Monday, July 9, 2018. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris.

Tourism official: SKN Restaurant Week participants increasing

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer John Hanley, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism on Nevis A bunch of plantains growing at a local farm on Nevis (file photo)  Tourism official: SKN Restaurant Week participants increasing From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Plantains will be the featured ingredient for the St. Kitts and

Newspaper Cover for 13th July 2018

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Insurance Secretariat seeks accountant, quality assurance officer

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Insurance Secretariat seeks accountant, quality assurance officer From SKNIS The National Health Insurance Secretariat is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the post of quality assurance officer (health/medical person). Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in medicine or nursing and at least 10 years experience in

Secretariat seeks applicants for two vacancies

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Secretariat seeks applicants for two vacancies From SKNIS The National Health Insurance Secretariat is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the post of communication officer. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in communication and at least five years experience in a senior capacity in the field of

St. Thomas artiste Jahman climbs US Billboard Reggae chart

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Jahman St. Thomas artiste Jahman climbs US Billboard Reggae chart From Kevin Jackson The presence of Caribbean nationals entering the Billboard Reggae Album chart continues.  The latest is St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, reggae artiste Jahman, who makes his debut on the chart with his fifth studio effort “Altitude.”

Ministry of Sports’ scaled-down camp set for July 23-27

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Scenes from last year’s camp. (Department of Sports photos) Scenes from last year’s camp. (Department of Sports photos) Scenes from last year’s camp. (Department of Sports photos) Ministry of Sports’ scaled-down camp set for July 23-27 From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Ministry of Sports has taken

Richards makes remarks at opening of new Ross University building 

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Cutting of ribbon at the RUSVM new Research and Pathology Building The Hon. Shawn Richards tours the new Research and Pathology Building at Ross University. RUSVM Research and Pathology Building Richards makes remarks at opening of new Ross University building  The following are the unedited, original remarks of the

First job fair targeting youth on Nevis deemed a success

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Gary Liburd, chief labour officer in the Department of Labour on Nevis, at the Department of Information July 11. The Hon. Spencer Brand, minister responsible for labour on Nevis (file photo) A section of participants at the Department of Labour’s first job fair for youth on Nevis at

Delta Petroleum renews commitment to Summer Safety Programme

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Caines (left) and Sylvester (right) presented the sponsorship cheque to FSSO Caines. Delta Petroleum renews commitment to Summer Safety Programme From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Delta Petroleum St. Kitts Ltd. renewed its partnership with the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services (SKNFRS) and its commitment to

National Assembly meets Friday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer National Assembly meets Friday From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Order Paper has been circulated for a sitting of the National Assembly to be held at the National Assembly Chambers, Government Headquarters, Basseterre, on Friday at 10 a.m. Notice has been given. The Honourable Senior Minister and Minister

Department of Sports plans scaled-down Sports Development Camp

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Department of Sports plans scaled-down Sports Development Camp From SKNIS Though the department earlier announced a complete cancellation due to ongoing repairs and upgrades at several of the sporting complexes, including Warner Park, the Department of Sports has now planned a scaled-down version of its summer developmental camp

International Trade ministry workshop helps local SMEs with export plans

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer International Trade ministry workshop helps local SMEs with export plans From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, in collaboration with the Caribbean Export Development Agency and the St. Kitts Nevis Coalition of Service Industries (SKNCSI), is holding a three-day “Services

USAID Launches project to support NGOs

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer USAID Mission Director Christopher Cushing addresses participants during the workshop. Workshop participants with, seated from left to right, Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland, Keith Scott, Perry Holloway and Christopher Cushing. USAID Launches project to support NGOs From the U.S. Embassy of Barbados The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Local

Police launch investigation into Johnson death

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Police launch investigation into Johnson death By Loshaun Dixon The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) has launched an investigation into the fatal accident that led to the death of Tau Johnson last Saturday. Johnson, 20, was killed when his motorcycle crashed on Wellington Road during a

NIA announces Commonwealth scholarship opportunities

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nevis Island Administration seal NIA announces Commonwealth scholarship opportunities From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) announces study opportunities through the provision of Commonwealth Scholarships, which allow successful applicants to gain a master’s degree in areas such as

NIA announces study opportunity in Morocco

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nevis Island Administration seal NIA announces study opportunity in Morocco From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration for study opportunities in Morocco, North Africa: The Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Ministry of Human Resources, is

International commitments force cancellation of Sports Development Camp this year

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Golf and swimming are among the camp disciplines offered. (Department of Sports. photos) Golf and swimming are among the camp disciplines offered. (Department of Sports. photos) International commitments force cancellation of Sports Development Camp this year From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The sports developmental camp hosted annually

PM Harris reflects on years of cooperation between SKN, USA

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer President Trump PM Harris reflects on years of cooperation between SKN, USA From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, in his capacity as prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, extended congratulations on behalf of the

Health-related tips to help prepare for Tropical Storm BERYL

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (The Weather Channel) Health-related tips to help prepare for Tropical Storm Beryl From the Office of the Chief Medical Officer The center of Tropical Storm Beryl is gradually approaching the Leeward Islands and the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is expected to get rain late today or

Man on motorcycle killed while running from police

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Man on motorcycle killed while running from police By Loshaun Dixon A young man died after he was involved in a fatal accident Saturday in Basseterre while evading police. According to police, the accident took place at about 4:15 p.m. along Wellington Road in the vicinity of

Surrey Paving applauded for partnering with netball association

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The netball courts were refurbished by Surrey Paving and Aggregate Co. Ltd. The netball courts were refurbished by Surrey Paving and Aggregate Co. Ltd. Surrey Paving applauded for partnering with netball association From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Ltd. was applauded for its recent

‘My Health Plate’ initiative to help combat childhood obesity

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Minister Hamilton speaks at the My Healthy Plate launch Minister Phipps ‘My Health Plate’ initiative to help combat childhood obesity BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Ministry of Health has launched a “Healthy Kidney, Better Life – My Healthy Plate” initiative, which has been used in the United States with

NDMD: Be prepared as Hurricane Beryl heads toward island chain

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Brian Dyer, director of the Nevis Disaster Management Department NDMD: Be prepared as Hurricane Beryl heads toward island chain From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Hurricane Beryl, the second named system for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, is heading toward the island chain and Brian Dyer, director of the

Newspaper Cover for 6th July 2018

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PM Mitchell: CARICOM must reposition to respond to new normal

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (left), CARICOM Chairman the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica (center) and the Right. Hon. Dr. Keith Mitchell, prime minister of Grenada in discussion on Wednesday (Photo via Jamaica Information Service) PM Mitchell: CARICOM must reposition to respond to new normal

NIA seeks to strengthen Public Works Department’s tech team

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Spencer Brand NIA seeks to strengthen Public Works Department’s tech team From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Nevis Island Administration is seeking to hire a qualified quantity surveyor as part of its efforts to strengthen the Public Works Department (PWD). The Hon. Spencer Brand, minister

Individuals awarded for contributions to St. Kitts-Nevis cooperative movement 

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A representative from the Womens Agriculture Cooperative society and the Hon. Eugene Hamilton Minister Hamilton and Roatter Johnson Minister Hamilton and Yvette Tross Minister Hamilton and Vernice Rogers Minister Hamilton and Ralph Wharton The Hon. Eugene Hamilton and Tryphena Hodge Hon. Eugene Hamilton and aepresentative from Gideon Agriculltural

Richardson: Diaspora Conference important to move St. Kitts-Nevis forward

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Richardson Richardson: Diaspora Conference important to move St. Kitts-Nevis forward From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – In an exclusive interview with the St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service (SKNIS), Dr. Leonard Richardson, who due to unforeseen circumstances could not attend the inaugural St. Kitts-Nevis Diaspora Conference, said that conferences

Faith-based institutions empowered to play greater role in national development

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Azilla Clarke (standing) facilitates the session in project management Minister Roxroy Campbell of the Salvation Army The Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas of the Methodist Church Faith-based institutions empowered to play greater role in national development From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Officials from faith-based institutions across St. Kitts and Nevis

NIA waivers duty on hurricane shutters

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Alexis Jeffers, deputy premier of Nevis and minister responsible for disaster management, is pictured at the sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly July 3. NIA waivers duty on hurricane shutters From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Home and property owners on Nevis are being offered assistance by

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Posts 2 Year $15M Profit

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer By Loshaun Dixon The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has recorded a profit of $10.8 million dollars for the financial year ending 31 March 2018 and $4.4 million dollar from the previous year. The ECCB in its annual report late last week stated that as at 31 March

Ag PS Alistair Edwards guests on ‘Working for You’ Wednesday 

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer E. Alistair Edwards Ag PS Alistair Edwards guests on ‘Working for You’ Wednesday  From SKINS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – E. Alistair Edwards, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, will be the special guest on the weekly radio and television programme “Working for You” Wednesday. Permanent Secretary Edwards will

NEVLEC announces power outage for areas in Charlestown 2 Feeder

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NEVLEC announces power outage for areas in Charlestown 2 Feeder NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS – The following is an advisory from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding a power outage in the areas listed below to facilitate vegetation management: Power Outage: Wednesday, July 4 Time: 5-6 a.m. Why:

NIA invites nominations for National Honours Awards

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nevis Island Administration seal NIA invites nominations for National Honours Awards From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is an announcement from the premier’s ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), inviting nominations for National Honours Awards: The general public is invited to submit nominations for the conferring

Barbados Govt. Plans on Having a Piece Of Marijuana Industry

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government is pressing ahead with plans to get its share of the globally evolving medicinal marijuana industry. Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir said the recently elected administration intends to develop an industry here from the growing of ganja and

Best Fishing Practices being Finalized with UN FAO

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been working along with United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to develop a set of best practices for small-scale fisheries centered around Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The best practices are being documented following

St. Kitts-Nevis, ROC (Taiwan) establish dedicated land admin info system

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Acting Permanent Secretary Dianna Francis St. Kitts-Nevis, ROC (Taiwan) establish dedicated land admin info system From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The government of St. Kitts and Nevis, in partnership with the Republic of China (Taiwan), recently engaged in a signing ceremony for the Land Administration Information System Project

Hamilton urges local co-ops to adopt sustainable approach to growth

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives the Honourable Eugene Hamilton Hamilton urges local co-ops to adopt sustainable approach to growth From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The push by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis to promote sustainability in various sectors within the federation was reiterated by Minister of

Premier Brantley: NIA pursuing geothermal energy only at present

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis Recent preliminary work at the site of the geothermal renewable energy project at Upper Hamilton Estate (file photo) Premier Brantley: NIA pursuing geothermal energy only at present From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – In pursuit of its sustainable energy programme, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will

Third Time Lucky…Leftist Obrador Finally Wins Mexico Presidency

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   MEXICO CITY (CNN)–  Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has declared victory in Mexico’s presidential election, as preliminary results showed the leftist veteran politician, who had presented himself as an agent of change, secured a landslide win. President-elect Lopez Obrador is estimated to have received over 53% of the

Minister of Agriculture declares Co-op Week 2018 open

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Eugene Hamilton, minister of agriculture Minister of Agriculture declares Co-op Week 2018 open From SKINS The following is the original address by the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, minister of agriculture: “Each year co-operative societies around the world celebrate international co-operative day on the first Saturday in July.

CCJ Outlaws Mandatory Death Penalty in Barbados

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The High Court in Barbados can no longer impose mandatory death sentences on convicted murderers.The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the island’s highest court, struck down the mandatory death penalty on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. The judgments, the last which Sir Dennis

Police: UK Retirees to Jamaica Face Extreme Murder Risk

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) Jamaican expats who retire there after decades in the UK face an “extreme risk” of murder, a former police chief on the Caribbean island has said, as official figures revealed that at least 85 Britons, Americans and Canadians have been killed in the country since 2012m more

Caribbean Disaster Agency Highlights 5 Key Areas of Concern at Meet

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) The region’s disaster management chief, Ronald Jackson, has highlighted five critical areas of focus as the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) seeks to develop “safer, more resilient and sustainable Caribbean communities”. These include Enhancing Social Protection for the Most Vulnerable; Safeguarding Infrastructure; Economic Diversification; Environmental/Ecosystems Protection

Deputy Fire Chief Samuel Promoted to NEMA Head

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer    Mr. Abdias Samuel, Deputy Fire Chief of the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services (SKNFRS), has been promoted to run the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Mr. Samuel’s new appointment, which takes effect Monday, July 2nd, 2018, comes following the retirement of the National Disaster

Merclyn Hughes named as new immigration chief

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Merclyn Hughes and Police High Command PM Harris congratulates new Immigration Chief Merclyn Hughes Merclyn Hughes named as new immigration chief From the Office of the Prime Minister Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Merclyn Hughes – the first female to be appointed to the High Command of the

CFBC courses open up entrepreneurial opportunities for technical, vocation students

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Andrew Abraham CFBC courses open up entrepreneurial opportunities for technical, vocation students From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Entrepreneurial opportunities for technical and vocational students were highlighted during “Working for You” June 27 by Andrew Abraham, dean of the faculty of technical, vocational, educational and management studies (TVEMS), who

T&T Firm Invests in Costa Rica Wind Park

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – MPC Capital’s investment platform for renewable energies in the CARICOM region, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund, and Trinidad and Tobago’s largest conglomerate ANSA McAL Limited will invest in the operational 21 MW windpark, Tilawind, in Costa Rica. The joint venture with ANSA McAL

Post-Cabinet briefing for June 25 released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Cabinet in working session Post-Cabinet briefing for June 25 released From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The formal meeting of the Cabinet took place June 25. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris. Here are the salient matters discussed and the decisions taken that

Nevis Island Assembly to sit July 3

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Myra Williams, clerk of the Nevis Island Assembly (file photo) Nevis Island Assembly to sit July 3 From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Two bills and two resolutions are expected to come before the Nevis Island Assembly when it meets July 3. The sitting will be held at 10

Skilled, unskilled people encouraged to become certified at CFBC, says dean

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Andrew Abraham Skilled, unskilled people encouraged to become certified at CFBC, says dean From SKNIS               BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Andrew Abraham, dean of the faculty of technical, vocational, educational and management studies (TVEMS) at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC), is encouraging skilled and unskilled uncertified people in St.

IMF official commends NIA for comprehensive approach to challenges

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Arnold McIntyre, deputy division chief in the Caribbean Division at the International Monetary Fund’s Western Hemisphere Department ,and (left) Premier of Nevis the Hon. Mark Brantley at a meeting at the Ministry of Finance Conference room June 27. IMF official commends NIA for comprehensive approach to challenges From

Premier Brantley welcomes IMF delegation to Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis and minister of finance in the Nevis Island Administration, welcomes a team from the International Monetary Fund to Nevis at the Ministry of Finance conference room on June 27. Premier Brantley welcomes IMF delegation to Nevis From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The

Brazil into Last 16 with Win Over Serbia

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (BBC) Brazil avoided a shock result that had earlier seen Germany knocked out of the World Cup by defeating Serbia to finish top of Group E and book a last-16 tie against Mexico. They did so with the sort of occasionally dazzling performance that suggests they are growing

Galapagos Volcano Erupts, Tourists Evacuated

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (BBC) The Sierra Negra volcano on the Galapagos island of Isabela is spewing fountains of lava and plumes of ash. Fifty people have been evacuated from the surrounding area and tourists have been barred from visiting it. The eruption started after two strong earthquakes opened up fissures in

Diana King throws support behind ‘Big Woman Tingz’ all-female project

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Diana King Diana King throws support behind ‘Big Woman Tingz’ all-female project International Reggae-Fusion singer Diana King’s ThinkLikeAGirl Music (TLAG) record label will be distributing an all-female compilation album called “Big Woman Tingz.” The project is scheduled for worldwide release July 13. “Historically, female ‘anything’ is not taken

EC$30,000 Bath Stream renovation project ends

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis and minister of tourism, takes a closer look at one of the pristine pools decked with new slabs at the Bath Stream in Bath Village June 25. The Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis and minister of finance; John Hanley, acting

More and More Sargassum Seaweed, the New Normal for Caribbean

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Sargassum seaweed is swamping beaches. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In retrospect, 2011 was just the first wave. That year, massive rafts of Sargassum—a brown seaweed that lives in the open ocean—washed up on beaches across the Caribbean, trapping sea turtles and filling the air with the stench of rotting

IMF Loan Response: General Strike Cripples Argentina

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (BBC) Argentina has been brought to a halt by a general strike, called by trade unions in protest against a $50bn International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. The General Confederation of Workers is also demanding salary hikes in line with inflation of nearly 30% a year. Trains, buses and

Two Arrested in Connection with Retired Couple’s Murder

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have reported that two men have been taken into custody in relation to fraud following the cloning and use of credit card belonging to two British retirees, who were murdered in Mount Pleasant, Portland. Halford Anderson, 75, otherwise called ‘Charlie’ and his wife,

Guyana in Day of Mourning for Murdered Fishermen

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) Guyana on Monday observed a national day of mourning for the victims of the massacre of Guyanese fishermen off the Coast of Suriname between April 27 and May 3. The piracy attack which took place on April 27, left 16 fishermen missing and feared dead. According to

NIA makes major step toward implementing integrity legislation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis at his fifth monthly press conference at the Cabinet Room at Pinney’s Estate June 25. NIA makes major step toward implementing integrity legislation From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Nevis Island Administration has made a major step toward operationalising the Integrity

Barbuda’s Bird Makes Comeback After Hurricane Irma

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer By Gemma Handy St John’s, Antigua Image copyright Shayna Brody, Waitt InstituteImage caption The frigatebird is the national bird of Barbuda   (BBC) Hurricane Irma did not just wipe out homes, infrastructure and livelihoods when it tore through the Caribbean island of Barbuda last September. The category five

Inaugural Diaspora Conference in St. Kitts-Nevis will build partnerships for sustainable development

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Inaugural Diaspora Conference in St. Kitts-Nevis will build partnerships for sustainable development From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – In just a few days, St. Kitts and Nevis will be hosting its inaugural Diaspora Conference June 26-28 to promote sustainable development through building partnerships between the Federation and its

Grenada’s Spicemas Festival Set for August

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ST GEORGE’S, Grenada –  Grenada has the distinction of hosting Spicemas, the last and arguably the best Carnival experience, carded for August 13th and 14th.Grenada’s signature festival is enriched by the costumes and masquerades that display the destination’s deep ties to its African, French and English ShortKnee- Colourful

Jamaica PM Supports Review of CARICOM Contribution Scale

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has embraced the Bruce Golding-led Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission’s proposal for greater equity in the assessment and calculation of fees payable to the CARICOM Secretariat and agencies by member states. “As the second largest contributor to CARICOM, Jamaica has taken careful note

Cayman Couple Challenging Same Sex Marriage Ban

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) A Caymanian attorney and her partner, a nurse from the United Kingdom, are challenging the government’s decision to refuse their application to marry. In the writ, filed Wednesday, lawyers representing the couple, Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush, argued that the section of territory’s marriage law which

5.3 Strength Earthquake Hits Trinidad & Tobago Area

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 was felt in sections of Trinidad and neighbouring countries shortly before 10 p.m. (local time) on Friday. The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus, reports that the earthquake struck 98 kilometres West of

UN Claims Hundreds Killed in Venezuela by Govt. Thugs

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Venezuelan security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the guise of fighting crime, the UN’s human rights body says. In a report, it cites “shocking” accounts of young men being killed during operations, often in poor districts, over the past three years. What is at

Olmberg-Soesman named 2017 Caribbean Energy Personality of the Year

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Olmberg-Soesman Olmberg-Soesman named 2017 Caribbean Energy Personality of the Year From the CARICOM Secretariat GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Surinamese Hannah Olmberg-Soesman has won the Caribbean Energy Personality Award for 2017. The announcement was made Wednesday during the opening ceremony of the CARICOM Electromobility Workshop and Electric Vehicle Expo being

Child Month activities in St. Kitts-Nevis centered on health, safety, security

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Child Month activities in St. Kitts-Nevis centered on health, safety, security From SKNIS               BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The 34th celebration of Child Month in St. Kitts-Nevis, which is being held under the theme “Children’s Health, Safety and Security, our Priority,” is being commemorated with a month-long calendar of activities,

2,000 Attend Westminster Abbey Windrush 70th Anniversary Service

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (BBC) More than 2,000 people attended a thanksgiving service marking 70 years since the arrival of Caribbean migrants on the Empire Windrush ship to the UK. Hymns including Amazing Grace were played on steel drums as guests, including families of the Windrush generation, entered Westminster Abbey. The migrants

Canadian high commissioner pays courtesy call to Nevis premier

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Protocol Officer-designate to Her Excellency Marie Legault, high commissioner of Canada to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; the Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis; Her Excellency Marie Legault, high commissioner of Canada to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; and Jessica Mackie, political and public affairs officer. Her Excellency Marie

XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Arrested

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNN)A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal Broward County, Florida, shooting of rapper XXXTentacion, police said Thursday. Authorities arrested Dedrick Williams of Pompano Beach on Wednesday evening and charged him with first-degree murder. Though Williams’ inmate record describes the charge as “murder

Ministry of Health releases mosquito awareness info

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Department of Health within Ministry of Health releases mosquito awareness info: 2016-cha-mosquito-breeding-infographic-eng http://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/Commercial-1.mp4   The post Ministry of Health releases mosquito awareness info appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Ministry of Health releases mosquito awareness info

Home Office releases Windrush fact sheet

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Home Office releases Windrush fact sheet Windrush external fact sheet for overseas audiences 150618 The post Home Office releases Windrush fact sheet appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Home Office releases Windrush fact sheet

ExxonMobil in 8th Oil Strike Off Guyana

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer US oil giant ExxonMobil has announced it has struck oil offshore Guyana yet again this time at the Longtail-1 exploration well. This represents eight out of ten successful exploratory wells for the Houston based oil giant, in an industry with an average success rate of 20 to 25

St. Kitts and Nevis conducts marine ecological assessment

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Ian Sutheran demonstrates the use of the underwater camera that will be used during the assessment. The green portions on the map illustrate the marine management areas. St. Kitts and Nevis conducts marine ecological assessment From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Department of Environment and the Department of

Marijuana Legalized in Canada in Time For Halloween

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS)  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says recreational marijuana will become legal in Canada on Oct. 17. Trudeau made the proclamation during question period Wednesday, saying the provinces wanted more time to implement the new regime than originally anticipated. “We heard from provinces and territories who told us

PM remarks on occasion of investiture of four citizens

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Investiture of Dr. Ian Jacobs M.B.E Investiture of Inspector Alphonso Hendrickson Q.P.M Investiture of Benjamin Cromwell Francis M.B.E Investiture of Patricia Anelta Hobson O.B.E PM Harris delivers his remarks at the investiture. PM remarks on occasion of investiture of four citizens From the office of the Prime Minister

Jamaica to Fight Crime with CCTV Cameras all Over the Island

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Government will install 1,000 closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) in strategic locations across the island by the end of the year, under the JamaicaEye initiative by the Ministry of National Security. JamaicaEye is a public-private partnership designed to network CCTV cameras owned by the Ministry

Two Bermuda Citizens Arrested in UK on Terror Charges

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Two Bermudian men have been arrested in the United Kingdom on terrorism related charges. Bermuda police confirmed today that the men – Hisham Waheed Muhammad, 24, and Faisal Ibn al Hajj Muhammad Abu Ahmad, 23 –, who have been living in the UK for a while, are scheduled

More Deaths as Nicaragua Rebellion Flares Again

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Image copyright ReutersOpposition activists fought government militias in the streets of Masaya   (BBC) At least three people were killed and many injured as government forces in Nicaragua launched an operation to regain control of the city of Masaya. Residents say security forces and militias used disproportionate force

Early childhood education caretakers guest on ‘Working for You’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nadine Natta, Travia Tyson and Julianna Powell Early childhood education caretakers guest on ‘Working for You’ From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Nadine Natta, Julianna Powell and Travia Tyson from the Early Childhood Education Unit in the Ministry of Education are the special guests on the weekly radio and

Nevis agricultural department issues warning on stray animals

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nevis Island Administration seal Nevis agricultural department issues warning on stray animals From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is a press release from the Department of Agriculture regarding stray animals: The Department of Agriculture in the Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis wishes to advise the general

Starkey Foundation holds third hearing mission in St. Kitts and Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer P.S. of Health Delores Stapleton Harris greets Starkey Foundation founder William F. Austin. Starkey Foundation founder William F. Austin with a patient. Starkey Hearing Mission 2018 Starkey Foundation holds third hearing mission in St. Kitts and Nevis From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Starkey Foundation has once again

Notice: FLOW changes Wednesday’s opening hour 

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Notice: FLOW changes Wednesday’s opening hour  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – FLOW is notifying customers and the general public of its late opening hour Wednesday at 11 a.m. FLOW apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this change. Normal business hours resume Thursday at 8 a.m. The post Notice: FLOW changes Wednesday’s opening

Legal Grass?…Warning Not To Overtax Marijuana Producers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NEW YORK, USA– Caribbean governments contemplating the decriminalization of the cannabis industry have been warned by one United States expert not to overtax the sector. Jamaica and Antigua already have decriminalized the use of small amounts of the herb for personal consumption, with the recently elected Mia Mottley-led

Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead in Florida

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer 5-6 minutes Image copyright Shutterstock MIAMI (BBC)- US rapper XXXTentacion, who quickly rose to fame with two consecutive hit albums, has been killed aged 20. He was leaving a motorcycle dealership in south Florida on Monday when an armed suspect shot him. Police in Broward County said XXXTentacion,

Trump Defends Zero Tolerance on Immigration

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer WASHINGTON DC (BBC)- President Donald Trump has said he will not allow the US to become a “migrant camp”, as he stood by his administration’s immigration crackdown. “The United States will not be a migrant camp,” he said at the White House. “And it will not be a

PM attends special Father’s Day service, salutes all father figures

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime Minister Harris receives a plaque with words of Father’s Day appreciation from his goddaughter, Vionyah Matthew. The child’s mother, Shermel Cumberbatch, looks on. The Rev. Ericsson Cumberbatch welcomes Prime Minister Harris and members of his team to the Wesleyan Holiness Church in Molineux. Prime Minister Harris (third

Mavado’s Teenage Son Accused of Murder

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica – The 16-year-old son of dancehall artiste Mavado has been accused of murder and other serious offences. The juvenile has been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent as well as illegal possession of  a firearm and ammunition, in connection with the June

Disabilities project, trade key areas of cooperation between CARICOM, Cuba

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Dr. Douglas Slater and his team meet with the Hon. Rogelio Sierra Diaz, vice-minister of Cuba and his team at the CARICOM Secretariat. Disabilities project, trade key areas of cooperation between CARICOM, Cuba From CARICOM GUYANA – Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Douglas Slater and Vice

CARICOM secretary-general attends UN forum on international peace, security

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   The CARICOM SG is at front, fifth from left, with other regional leaders. CARICOM secretary-general attends UN forum on international peace, security From the CARICOM Secretariat NEW YORK – On the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque attended a high-level interactive dialogue

CDB, World Bank partner to increase disaster resilience through procurement

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Cheryl Dixon, coordinator, Environmental Sustainability Unit, CDB, stresses the importance of understanding procurement in emergency situations. CDB, World Bank partner to increase disaster resilience through procurement BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Acting on lessons learned from a devastating 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the World

Bus driver killed Saturday night

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Bus driver killed Saturday night From Loshaun Dixon A passenger bus driver was shot and killed in his bus Saturday evening at the bus stop in College Street Ghaut. According to reports, bus driver Reynaldo Jeffers, who normally plies the St. Peters bus route, was shot and killed

Truce in Nicaragua After 170 Killed in Demonstrations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (BBC) Nicaragua’s government and opposition groups have agreed a ceasefire after weeks of violence that has left about 170 people dead. A truth commission will also be established and international investigators allowed into the country. Friday’s peace talks in Managua were brokered by the Roman Catholic Church. The

17 Dead in Caracas Nightclub Stampede

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARACAS, Venezuela-(BBC) At least 17 people have been killed in a stampede in a nightclub in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, the Interior Minister Néstor Reverol has confirmed. The stampede was triggered when a tear-gas canister was set off during a brawl, he said. Party-goers were celebrating the end

IMF Officials Pleased With Jamaica’s Economic Progress

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica (CNS) An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation has ended a one week visit to Jamaica saying that economic progress is reflected in high employment levels, an 11-year low unemployment rate, and significantly lower poverty rate. The IMF Mission Chief for Jamaica, Uma Ramakrishnan, who headed the

Mexico in Deadliest Ever Political Campaign

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer MEXICO CITY (PRI) As Mexico prepares for elections on July 1, the country is facing an unprecedented wave of political violence — 113 political candidates and eight journalists have been murdered since the election process began last September. With more than 3,400 political seats up for grabs in this election,

Development Bank partners with Renu Medi Spa to promote medical tourism

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Renu Medi Spa’s Operations Manager Davida Huggins demonstrates how eyebrow microblading is done. Dr. Debbie-Joy Huggins with Manasses Huggins of the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis. Renu Medi Spa’s Operations Manager Davida Huggins (left) with Spa Therapist Elrona Williams Spa Technician Carolina Jimenez works on regular

CIBC FirstCaribbean, UWI sign new MOU

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CIBC FirstCaribbean, UWI sign new MOU From CIBC BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Students around the region will continue to benefit from a number of scholarships following the recent signing of another memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the University of the West Indies and CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank. This is only

Four youth represent Nevis in regional debate in Cayman Islands June 22

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Farrel Smithen, president of the Nevis Island Assembly, introduces youth parliamentarians taking part in the 14th Regional Youth Parliament Debate in the Cayman Islands June 22: (sitting left) Uta Taylor, chaperon; (standing l-r) Celestial Hanley, Rol-J Williams, Charlyn Myers and Lauren Lawrence The Hon. Farrel Smithen,

Customs officer held for drugs, gun and ammunition

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Customs officer held for drugs, gun and ammunition By Monique Washington A customs officer is currently in police custody following the discovery of drugs, a gun and ammunition at the Vance Amory International Airport Thursday afternoon. The Observer confirmed the discovery with police, however, at press time, officers

Culturama 44 Contestants Reveal scheduled for June 15

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Abonaty Liburd, executive director of the Culturama Secretariat in the Ministry of Culture on Nevis Culturama 44 Contestants Reveal scheduled for June 15 From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Culturama Secretariat in the Ministry of Culture on Nevis will hold its keenly anticipated reveal of the Culturama

Republic of China (Taiwan) donates to health education on Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, junior minister of health in the Nevis Island Administration, hands over a cheque from the Republic of China (Taiwan) June 12 to Nicole Slack-Liburd, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, while His Excellency George Gow-Wei Chiou, ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Air Canada to Offer Historic St. Kitts Service

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St Kitts – For the first time in St Kitts’ history, Air Canada will serve the island for a full six months for the 2018-2019 peak season. The non-stop Saturday flights from Toronto will operate from November 3, 2018 all the way through April 27, 2019. “This

Professor, nutrition coordinator discuss NCDs on ‘Working for You’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Professor Samuels Professor, nutrition coordinator discuss NCDs on Wednesday’s  ‘Working for You’ From SKNIS BASSETERR, St. Kitts – Professor Thelma Alafia Samuels, MBBS, MPH, PhD, and Latoya Matthew Duncan, nutrition surveillance coordinator in the Ministry of Health, are the special guests on the weekly radio and television programme “Working

Large-scale raid executed during Tradewinds 2018 wind down

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Large-scale raid executed during Tradewinds 2018 wind down From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts – A large-scale raid featuring more than 300 multi-national troops was held Monday at the Fort Thomas Hotel as the men and women got an opportunity to showcase some of the skills and techniques they learned

NIA pleased with new office complex, student washroom at GSS

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A side view of the new office complex at the Gingerland Secondary School The Hon. Troy Liburd, junior minister with responsibility for education The new student washroom facility at the Gingerland Secondary School Cabinet members of the Nevis Island Administration on the steps of the new office complex

Commercial banks launch same-day fund transfers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Commercial banks launch same-day fund transfers From the Eastern Caribbean Automated Clearing House Services Incorporated St. Kitts and Nevis – Clients of commercial banks in Anguilla, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are now able to send and receive funds the

A&B PM Knocks US Foreign Policy, Praises China

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime Minister Gaston Browne has ridiculed the foreign policy of the United States of America, reducing it to a “plate of food as a glass of wine.” He was at the time defending Antigua and Barbuda’s close relationship with the Peoples Republic of China which has not always

Post-Cabinet meetings of June 4-6 summarized

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Post-Cabinet meetings of June 4-6 summarized From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Formal meetings of the Federal Cabinet were convened June 4-6, all of which were chaired by Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris. Below is a summary of the key matters addressed in those three meetings, as

Nevis premier to attend international forum in Canada

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis (file photo) Nevis premier to attend international forum in Canada From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Honourable Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis, has been invited to be a speaker at the 24th edition of the Conference of Montreal. The conference, which follows

Barbados Based Sagicor has Record Profits with Country Buried in Dept

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Sagicor Financial Corporation is flourishing while Barbados and other Caribbean economies battle fiscal and debt problems. Group chief operating officer Ravi Rambarran earlier this week reported that last year, Sagicor recorded its best overall performance since 2008. The good financial outcome has continued into 2018.

Economic Turmoil, Violence, More Dead Bodies Plague Brazil

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (BBC)- Following a prolonged gun battle between drug gangs and the Brazilian Authorities , rescue teams in Brazil have retrieved the bodies of seven people from coastal rocks and the forest at the foot of Rio de Janeiro’s Sugar Loaf mountain. Police believe the bodies are of criminals

South American Tennis Great Maria Bueno Dies at 78

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer South America’s most successful female tennis player, Maria Bueno of Brazil, has died in hospital at the age of 78. Bueno won 19 major titles during her career in the 1950s and 60s, including three Wimbledon singles titles and four US championships. She had recently been admitted to

Trump Ready for “Rocket Man” After Chaotic G7 Summit

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer SINGAPORE  (CNN)- President Donald Trump touched down in this Southeast Asian city-state Sunday evening, 36 hours before his highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to kick off. Trump arrived on Air Force One at Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base at 8:21 p.m.

Bahamians To Be Hit With Sharp Sales Tax Rise

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NASSAU, The Bahamas – From July 1 the Bahamas value added tax (sales tax) will jump from 7.5 to 12 percent which means residents will be paying more for most of their shopping. The increase comes three and a half years after VAT was introduced. Minister of Finance

Mexican Politician Murdered in Record Homicide Year

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNN) The Mexican congressional candidate had just left a debate hall where he addressed public security in his northern state. He walks over to a person holding a phone and poses for a picture. In a matter of seconds, a man walks up from behind and shoots him

St. Kitts-Nevis Coast Guard unit meeting international standards

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A member of the Dominican Republic fires a .50 caliber machine gun. Left to right, WO2 Williams, Sgt. Julius and WO2 Mills onboard the Joseph Tezanos St. Kitts-Nevis Coast Guard unit meeting international standards From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A live gunnery exercise aboard the United States Coast

Restoration work begins at Spooners Cotton Ginnery in Cayon

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Restoration work begins at Spooners Cotton Ginnery in Cayon From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Restoration work has begun on the Cotton Ginnery in Spooners, Cayon, St. Kitts, thanks to a sizable grant of just more than $EC160,000 from the United States Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation through the

G7 Summit Underway With Caribbean Leaders Present

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer QUEBEC,Canada (CNS)-Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the chairman of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping, President Jovenel Moise of Haitia, are among world leaders and heads of international organisations invited to attend the G7 Summit which got underway here today. The G7 summit, which groups Canada, the

Grandson charged in death of his 82-year-old grandmother

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Grandson charged in death of his 82-year-old grandmother From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – On June 7, Michael Nicholas, 28, of Ponds Estate was formally arrested and charged on a warrant, in the first instance, for the offence of murder. He was

Work of crime scene investigators steadily progressing

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Work of crime scene investigators steadily progressing From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Forensic Department of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has been making strides in several of their investigations. The department recently moved to a new facility

Despite extensive search, fishermen still missing

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Despite extensive search, fishermen still missing By Monique Washington Two men who reportedly went on a fishing trip last weekend are still missing despite the Coast Guard’s search operation this past week. According to a police report, Vernon Pemberton of New Road was last seen by members of

Federation establishes diplomatic relations with Kingdom of eSwatini

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Christian M. Nkambule, high commissioner of the Kingdom of eSwatini; St. Kitts-Nevis’ High Commissioner to the UK and Northern Ireland H.E. Dr. Kevin Isaac Federation establishes diplomatic relations with Kingdom of eSwatini From SKNIS LONDON – In a warm ceremony at the High Commission of St. Kitts and Nevis

Notice: National Honours Award nominations now due

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Notice The Office of the Prime Minister wants the general public to know that the National Honours Award nomination forms are now available at the security desk at Government Headquarters, Church Street. The forms are the be submitted to the cabinet secretary in the Office of the Prime

Present, Past PMs to Take Part in CARICOM Conference

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves and former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Mr. Bruce Golding are scheduled to participate in the regional stakeholder consultation on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The activity takes place in Guyana 8-9 June 2018 at

Let the Battle Begin: Mexico in Trade War with America

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (BBC) Mexico has announced new tariffs on US products in response to Donald Trump’s decision to impose steep duties on imports of steel and aluminium. The list includes whisky, cheese, steel, bourbon, and pork. Analysts say the tariffs are designed to hit US Republican strongholds ahead of mid-term

Canadian Bank to Initiate Contacless Payment Cards in Caribbean

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, BarbadoS – The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has revealed plans to introduce contactless payments across the Caribbean by enabling ‘Tap-and-pay’ capability on its point-of-sale devices in the region. It will be implementing the plan over the next few weeks, to become the first bank in the

Recriminations in Guatemala as Volcano Death Toll Reaches 99

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (BBC) Ninety-nine people are known to have died in Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano eruption and now opposition politicians in country want the head of the emergency response agency (Conred) to be dismissed. They say Conred failed to heed advance warnings about Sunday’s deadly eruption of the Fuego volcano. A

Same Sex Marriages are Okay Again in Bermuda

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer HAMILTON, Bermuda– Same sex marriages are back on in Bermuda. First the court gave the green light for same-sex marriages in Bermuda, then Parliament overturned it, and now the island’s Chief Justice ruled that gay couples should get back the right to wed. In a ruling handed down

Food handlers clinics scheduled for June

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Food handlers clinics scheduled for June From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is an announcement from the Environmental Health Services Division in the Ministry of Health regarding food handlers clinics in June: Food handlers clinics will be held for food handlers whose ID expires on or

SKNBS extends building, innovates with solar energy

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer SKNBS extends building, innovates with solar energy From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 05, 2018 (SKNIS): The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS), today commemorated the successful completion of its capital project of extending its building and installing a roof-top solar/PV system. Speaking at the brief

Coast Guard conducting live gunnery fire Friday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer SKNDF Coast Guard conducting live gunnery fire Friday Community Notice Officials from the St. Kitts Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) Coast Guard wish to notify the general public that there will be a Live Gunnery Firing Exercise on Friday, June 8. The Firing Zone is located 13 nautical miles southwest

Antigua Opposition Calls for Protest March Against Government

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) Residents are being urged by the Antigua opposition to take to the streets in a march this Thursday to demand of the government and its agencies, answers surrounding several controversial issues. The call is coming from the Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Harold Lovell, who

Government provides homeowners assistance for hurricane-damaged roofs

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Government provides homeowners assistance for hurricane-damaged roofs From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The government of St. Kitts and Nevis is presently involved in an ongoing project to assist homeowners throughout the length and breadth of the country whose roofs were damaged during the passages of hurricanes Irma and

Popular political activist blasts Douglas’ leadership

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Popular political activist blasts Douglas’ leadership From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Less than a week ago, Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris stated during a nationally televised press conference that Opposition leader Dr. Denzil Douglas and the St.

Training officially begins for Phase I of Tradewinds 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Training officially begins for Phase I of Tradewinds 2018 From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Training for Phase I of Exercise Tradewinds 2018 (TW18) officially began June 5 in St. Kitts. Land forces from various countries participated in a number of sessions, including weapons training at Bakers Range, as

82-year-old woman’s death ruled as homicide

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer 82-year-old woman’s death ruled as homicide By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts – The death of Iona Nicholas, 82, of Newtown has been ruled as a homicide by police. She was found dead at 9:15 p.m. Sunday in her home by one of her grandsons. In a Tuesday press

Guyana: Malaria Cases Down, HIV Cases Up

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) Guyana is reporting a decline in malaria cases but the situation is less encouraging for HIV. While its prevalence had been decreasing to a low of 1900 people taking anti-retroviral therapy in 2006, recent data shows an increase in new cases. “All of a sudden, new cases

Caribbean Leaders to Attend G7 Summit in Canada

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) The chairman of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping, President Jovenel Moise of Haiti and Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness are among world leaders and heads of international organisations invited to attend the G7 Summit that begins in Canada on June 8. A CARICOM Secretariat tweet noted

DeathToll from Guatemala Volcano Soars as Eruptions Continue

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNN)  Rescuers braved scalding ash and the risk of mudslides and more explosions to retrieve survivors and dead bodies as the death toll from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano eruption rises and it’s not over yet. At least 69 people were killed after the volcano erupted Sunday, spewing a river

Tourism rakes in more than EC$1M in first quarter of 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Tourists on the Samuel Hunkins Drive in Nevis during the 2018 Cruise Season (file photo) Greg Phillip, chief executive officer at the Nevis Tourism Authority Patrons at the Nevis Tourism Authority’s 2017 Nevis Mango and Food Festival at Oualie (file photo) Tourists board a tender at the Charlestown

Government: False allegations against developer latest attempt to destabilize St. Kitts-Nevis economic activity

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Mohammed Asaria shakes hands with Prime Minister Harris in the presence of Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, following a contract signing ceremony in March. Government: False allegations against developer latest attempt to destabilize St. Kitts-Nevis economic activity From the press unit in the Office

Police investigating death of 82-year-old

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Police investigating death of 82-year-old From the RSCNPF BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – At 9:15 p.m. June 3, a report was made at the Basseterre Police Station of the death of Iona Nicholas, 82, of Ponds Estate, who was discovered dead in her home by one of her grandsons. Police are

St. Kitts Opposition ‘condemned as yet another scheme revealed’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Mohammad Asaria in Switzerland (From the Times Caribbean) St. Kitts Opposition ‘condemned as yet another scheme revealed’ From the Times Caribbean BASSETERRE, St.Kitts – A story on the Times Caribbean, located at http://timescaribbeanonline.com/st-kitts-opposition-condemned-as-yet-another-scheme-to-derail-development-projects-revealed/#.WxV9s7UNvws.gmail, is saying the Opposition in St. Kitts and Nevis has involved itself in another scheme to hamper

PM’s feature address opens Exercise Tradewinds 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM Harris officially opens Tradewinds 2018 Phase I PM’s feature address opens Exercise Tradewinds 2018 From the Office of the Prime Minister The following is the original content of Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris’ feature address on the occasion of the opening ceremony for Exercise Travewinds

Holistic approach needed to create resilient cities in the Caribbean 

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Timothy Antoine, governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, delivers his keynote presentation during the seminar on building resilient cities hosted by the Caribbean Development Bank in Grenada May 30. Holistic approach needed to create resilient cities in the Caribbean  ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Building resilient cities across

Taiwan to Loan Haiti $150m for Infrastructure Development

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) Taiwan says it will lend ally Haiti $150 million for infrastructure development in a bid to shore up relations amid a renewed diplomatic onslaught by rival China that has stripped it of two foreign allies in the past month. Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrew Lee said Thursday the

Puerto Rico: Lawsuit Filed to Reveal True Maria Death Toll

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer SAN JUAN (CNS)-Puerto Rico’s Institute of Statistics announced it has sued the U.S. territory’s health department and demographic registry to obtain data on the number of deaths following Hurricane Maria as a growing number of critics accuse the government of lacking transparency. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday,

New Cuban Leader Proposes Liberal Reforms

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Presidential term limits and the legalisation of same-sex marriage are amongst reforms being proposed by Cuba’s national assembly. The intention is to constitutionally formalise the island’s economic and social opening-up while maintaining the “irrevocable nature of socialism”. Former President Raúl Castro will lead the potential reforms, President Miguel

Police End Church Siege as Nicaragua Violence Continues

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (BBC)- Police in Nicaragua have ended the siege of a church where opposition supporters had sought refuge after being attacked by riot police and pro-government militias. Doctors have been allowed to treat the injured inside the church in the city of Masaya. Two people have died. Some 30

Fatal shooting incident in Chicken Stone being investigated

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Fatal shooting incident in Chicken Stone being investigated From the RSCNPF BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – On Friday, June 1, a report of a shooting at Clay Ghaut, Nevis, was received at the Charlestown Police Station at 9:45 p.m. Police responded and enquiries led them to the home of Kimron Lawrence, 32,

Second teen shot dead in two days

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Second teen shot dead in two days By Monique Washington Information reaching the Observer is that a Gingerland teen was shot dead last night sometime around 10 p.m. The police confirmed the incident, but have not reveal the identity of the victim. The details at this time are

Drug Court Workshop Being Held to Educate Law Enforcers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A number of representatives from the judiciary, wider legal sector and welfare sectoR in Barbados will benefit from a Drug Treatment Court (DTC) awareness and training workshop on June 4-6, 2018, at the Savannah Beach Hotel in Hastings. Judges, magistrates, defence attorneys, prosecutors, probation officers

New Barbdos MP Switches Sides to Become Opposition Leader

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– A new MP in Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s new government  has left the Barbados Labour Party to become leader of the opposition. But Bishop Joseph Atherley says he has not had any falling out with the party on whose ticket he ran in last Thursday’s polls. It was

Household survey will run June to December

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Community Notice The Department of Statistics within the Ministry of Sustainable Development wishes to notify the general public that a Living Conditions and Household Budgetary Survey will be conducted over four phases from June to December. A sample of the household population will be selected for enumeration and households

Nevis Culturama Committee to meet with vendors, troupe leaders

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nevis Culturama Committee to meet with vendors, troupe leaders From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is an announcement from the Nevis Culturama Committee regarding meetings for vendors and troupe leaders for Culturama 2018: There will be a meeting Wednesday, June 13, at 5 p.m. at the Cultural Village for ALL

PM: Government continues to demonstrate strong fiscal management

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A member of the federation’s Press Corps, Val Thomas, at the press conference. Robust tourism industry: St. Kitts Scenic Railway ferrying passengers over Mansion Bridge Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris at his press conference on Wednesday May 30.   PM: Government continues

Basseterre HS Student Killed in Home Invasion Bloodbath

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A home invasion in the Taylors community by four masked men quickly turned into cold blooded murder as the group began shooting the three teenagers enjoying a quiet evening inside. It was about 8 p.m. Wednesday when the group entered the home. Witnesses claim more than a dozen

Pre Hurricane Season Storm Kills 4 in Cuba

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer HAVANA (CNS)- Flooding in central Cuba caused by torrential rainfall in the wake of the subtropical storm Alberto has killed four people and prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands, Cuban state-run media said late on Tuesday. After rain dumped more than four inches (10 cm) of water

Guyana to Upgrade Its Water with CDB Loan

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$1.3 million to assist in upgrading the water sector in Guyana. The funds, provided to the Government of Guyana, will be used to provide consultancy services to develop a national water policy, as

US Authorities Predict Near or Above Normal Hurricane Season

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer FLORIDA, USA – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75 per cent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on Friday, will be near- or above-normal. They also predict a 35 per cent chance of an above-normal season, a

One dead, two injured in shooting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer One dead, two injured in shooting By Loshaun Dixon A teenager died this evening in a shooting incident in Taylor. Reports are that a juvenile  and another teenager were shot. Reports reaching this publication indicate that the incident took place around 8 p.m. Jamoy Stapleton, 17, died on the scene,

Patriotism, love of country at forefront of Independence 35 celebrations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Permanent Secretary Hodge Patriotism, love of country at forefront of Independence 35 celebrations  From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – This year’s 35th independence anniversary will be celebrated under the theme “Love, Service, Patriotism and Pride, Independence 35,” a theme created by renowned St. Kitts-Nevis early childhood educator Yvette Slack.

Love for God, country inspired 2018 Independence theme winner

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Independence 35 theme competition winner, Yvette Slack Love for God, country inspired 2018 Independence theme winner From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Yvette Slack, winner of the theme competition for the 35th independence anniversary of St. Kitts and Nevis, expressed her delight with being victorious for the penned theme

Douglas Dominica Passport Hearing Postponed to Mid June

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer by Loshaun Dixon Whether or not former Federation Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas will be booted out of Parliament won’t be decided at least until mid June. The hearing for Dr. Douglas and the row surrounding his Dominican diplomatic passport has been adjourned until June 15. The Attorney

Prime Minister Mottley Says Barbados Will Stick with the CCJ

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – New Prime Minister Mia Mottley says Barbados will be sticking with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The assurance camw with Mottley saying the CCJ represents “one of the best examples of Independence” in a court across the entire globe. She made her government’s position

OAS Panel Accuses Venezuela of Crimes Against Humanity

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer WASHINGTON (CNS)- An international panel says Venezuelan officials in President Nicolas Maduro’s government have committed crimes against humanity. Three experts authorized by the Organization of American States on Tuesday recommended their findings be sent to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution. The panel alleges security forces or

Edward Bailey, 102, receives delegation visit

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Prime Minister Harris presents Brother Bailey with a gift basket while the Hon. Wendy Phipps looks on. Prime Minister Harris, Brother Edward Bailey, Anne Wigley, the Hon. Wendy Phipps Edward Bailey, 102, receives delegation visit From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Saddlers Village resident Brother Edward Bailey, 102,

NIA to contribute to cultural icon’s home-going service

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis, at his monthly press conference at the Nevis Island Administration’s Cabinet Room at Pinney’s Estate May 29. The late David Freeman, cultural icon in St. Kitts and Nevis NIA to contribute to cultural icon’s home-going service From the NIA  CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The

BVI Accuses UK Govt. of Trust Betrayal, Heavy Handedness

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer British Virgin Islands (BVI) diplomat Benito Wheatley has told Number 10 Downing Street that the United Kingdom (UK) Government has undermined the partnership between the BVI and the UK at a critical time when the islands remain extremely vulnerable and are recovering from two devastating category 5 hurricanes

2018 Hurricane Season: Early Arrival Storm Drenches Cuba

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer HAVANA, Cuba – Subtropical Storm Alberto dumped 12 centimetres of rain on Cuba’s Artemisa region in less than eight hours, as it made its way north through the Gulf Coast yesterday. Alberto formed in the Gulf of Mexico last Friday, ahead of the June 1 official start of

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