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May 22, 2018

St. Kitts & Nevis

International Outrage Over Venezuela Election

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARACAS(BBC)-Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro is facing an international backlash after winning his second six-year term, in a landslide vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Fourteen countries including Argentina, Brazil and Canada have recalled their ambassadors from Caracas in protest. The US has imposed new

‘I stand firm with people of St. Kitts-Nevis,’ says PM Harris

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime Minister Harris speaks from the heart with candour and passion at the Prime Minister’s Open Forum. Prime Minister Harris speaks from the heart with candour and passion at the Prime Minister’s Open Forum. ‘I stand firm with people of St. Kitts-Nevis,’ says PM Harris From PLP PR Media

Aruba Makes Vow Renewal a Regular Tourist Event

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ORANJESTAD, Aruba – The island of Aruba is gearing up to host the Caribbean’s largest vow renewal celebration, for the second year in a row, inviting lovebirds from around the globe to “Renew their I Do’s” this summer on one of the world’s top beaches. As Aruba’s sun

Maduro Wins a Flawed Re Election in Venezuela

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARACAS, Venezeula(CNN)- President Nicolas Maduro was declared the winner of Venezuela’s presidential election Sunday, in a vote that has been criticized both inside and outside of the country. Maduro celebrated his re-election during a victory rally in central Caracas Sunday night, after the country’s National Electoral Council president

Counsel: ‘It is clear PM Harris took no bribe’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Counsel: ‘It is clear PM Harris took no bribe’ From the Office of the Prime Minister In a legal opinion dated May 18, Dr. Henry Browne QC, a highly regarded Queen’s counsel, says he is “wholly satisfied that the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis committed no criminal

Harry & Megan Marry, Honeymoon Destination Still a Mystery

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NS Editor 2 minutes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been declared husband and wife, following a ceremony at Windsor Castle. But the mystery remains where they will spend their honeymoon. Early rumours suggested Nevis as a distinct possibility. But fear of a paparazzi invasion has meant keeping

Juvenile charged with murder in Sgt. Davis case

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The late Sgt. Dwight Davis Juvenile charged with murder in Sgt. Davis case From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A juvenile from the St. Paul’s community who was taken into police custody May 16 to assist with the ongoing investigation into the

11 Killed in New Venezuelan Prison Riot

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) Nine prisoners and two guards were killed during a riot in a prison in the western Vealnnezuelan state of Lara, Prisons Minister Iris Varela told reporters on Friday, in the country’s second prison riot within a week. The latest riot at the Fenix prison, which took place

CARICOM shares Cuba’s grief over tragic plane crash

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARICOM shares Cuba’s grief over tragic plane crash From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday sent a message of condolence to the president of Cuba His Excellency Miguel Díaz Canel in the wake of today’s tragic plane crash in Havana: “The

More Than 100 Feared Dead in Cuba Plane Crash

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer HAVANA-Cuban authorities believe more than 100 people were killed Friday when a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport. Three passengers were in critical condition after surviving the crash, state-run media reported. A Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 with 104 people

St. Kitts and Nevis participates in climate change conference in Germany

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts and Nevis participates in climate change conference in Germany From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Representatives from St. Kitts and Nevis were among more than 3,400 government officials and observers, including delegates from the United Nations (UN) bodies and agencies, intergovernmental organizations and civil society who participated

Post-Cabinet briefing for May 14 released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Post-Cabinet briefing for May 14 released From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The formal meeting of the Cabinet took place May 14, chaired by Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris. Here are the salient matters that were discussed and the decisions taken that are designed to advance the

PM Harris to host open forum May 20 in Tabernacle

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM Harris to host open forum May 20 in Tabernacle From the Office of the Press Secretary  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The good governance and prosperity agenda of the government of National Unity continues with the Prime Minister’s Open Forum. Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris will host

COTED plays crucial role in advancing integration – CARICOM SG

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer COTED plays crucial role in advancing integration – CARICOM SG From the CARICOM Secretariat GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana – CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said matters under consideration at the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) presented an opportunity to provide solutions that would advance the regional integration movement. His remarks

COTED must position itself to address rapidly changing trade environment, says chair

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer COTED must position itself to address rapidly changing trade environment, says chair From the CARICOM Secretariat GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The rapidly changing trading environment demands that the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) find an “appropriate mix of methodologies and strategies” to address the council’s expanding agenda, says the

Regional Rum Producers at T&T Taste-Meet

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Regional rum producers, members of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA), have been meeting to discuss a range of issues which impact the ability of the sector to achieve international competitiveness. Speaking at a tasting of Authentic Caribbean Rums in

Nevis Premier Brantley addresses service providers 

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration delivers an address at the opening ceremony of the 13th annual Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering the Financing of Tourism (CFT) Awareness Seminar and Training Workshop on May 14 hosted by the Financial Services Department at

Sgt. Dwight Davis service set for Thursday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Sgt. Dwight Davis service set for Thursday From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Sgt. Dwight Davis’ service will be held at the St. Paul’s Recreation Grounds. Viewing begins at 1 p.m. and services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Anglican

Senior officials participate in study tour to Arizona

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From left, Chris Cushing, USAID mission director; Edmund Shurland, RSS executive director; Ian Queeley, St. Kitts police commissioner; Thelda Williams, vice mayor; Jeri William, Phoenix police chief; Greg Stanton, mayor; Hermangild Francis, St. Lucia minister of home affairs; David Ramnarine, Guyana police commissioner; Augusta Degazon, St. Lucia permanent

St. Kitts Opens Caribbean Investment Summit at Marriott Resort

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Close to three hundred stakeholders, locally, regionally and internationally, are expected to converge at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort for the Caribbean Investment Summit 2018. The 2018 summit, which will be held from May 16-19, will bring together Heads of Governments from the five Citizenship by Investment (CBI)

Germans on Trial for Massive Gun Exportation to Mexico

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Six ex-employees of German gunmaker Heckler & Koch have gone on trial in Stuttgart, accused of illegally sending guns to strife-torn parts of Mexico. The indictment focuses on 4,500 G36 assault rifles and smaller firearms sent in 16 batches. Prosecutors say they went to violent Mexican states covered

Corn Flakes Could Become Scarce in Venezuela as Kellogg Leaves

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Authorities in Venezuela have seized a plant owned by the American cereal manufacturer Kellogg. It comes after the firm announced it was pulling out of the country because of the worsening economic situation. President Nicolas Maduro, who has previously accused the US of waging economic war against his

UK PM Pledges Confidentiality in Windrush Helpline Calls

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer LONDON (CNS) As thousands of immigrants flood help lines Briitish Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged that information received by a taskforce set up to deal with the fallout from the Windrush scandal will not be passed on to immigration enforcement. In a letter received yesterday by British

Antigua: Asot Michael Resigns Over UK Bribery Report

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ANTIGUA (CNS)-Asot Michael, the Parliamentary Representative of St Peter’s, has announced that he has submitted a letter of resignation as a Minister to Prime Minister Gaston Browne, effective from May 15, 2018. He apparently decided to step down as a result of UK court hearings over alleged bribery in

Cause of death determined for Petronella Hinds

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Cause of death determined for Petronella Hinds From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – On Monday, May 14, resident pathologist Dr. Adrian Nunez-Quintana performed a postmortem examination on the body of Petronella Hinds. Nunez concluded that her death was as a result

Police investigating armed robbery at bar in Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Police investigating armed robbery at bar in Nevis From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Officers from the Charlestown Police Station responded to a report of an armed robbery taking place at New Vibes, Real Vibes Bar on Government Road, Nevis, at

OECS Observes Climate Change Day

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CASTRIES, St Lucia– The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is today (May 15) observing the region’s first-ever Climate Change Day. It comes after Caribbean Community Secretary General Irwin La Rocque warned a future hurricanes that may plague the region. This observance has its origins in the growing

CARICOM Chief in Future Hurricane Warning

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana- Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is the latest public figure to warn that Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which devastated many countries in the region last year, were “a hint at what the future holds.” Speaking at the opening of a meeting with

St. Kitts-Nevis government commits to further professionally develop public sector

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A number of participants of the Public Policy and Management Analysis (PPMA) and Project Cycle Management (PCM) training programme are pictured. St. Kitts-Nevis government commits to further professionally develop public sector From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Civil servants in St. Kitts and Nevis are currently being trained in Public Policy

Liburd opens Public Works Week 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Liburd opens Public Works Week 2018 From SKNIS The following is the address for the opening of Public Works Week 2018 delivered by the Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, minister of public infrastructure, posts, urban development and transport: Fellow citizens and residents, greetings. It gives me great pleasure to address

CFBC students receive Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Programme Award

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CFBC students receive Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Programme Award From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Eleven students are the recipients of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) Scholarship Programme Award for their exceptional performance at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC). Awards were given

St. Kitts-Nevis preparing to implement Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Participants at the stakeholders meeting. Participants at the stakeholders meeting. Susanna Scott, climate change coordinator under the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project and coordinator for the Ocean Governance and Fisheries Programme at the OECS Commission David Robin. St. Kitts-Nevis preparing to implement Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts

Three in custody assisting with Davis death investigation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   The late Sgt. Dwight Davis Three in custody assisting with Davis death investigation From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Three people presently in police custody are assisting with the investigation into the death of Sgt. Dwight Davis. Two were held

Development Bank reaffirms its commitment to Nevis Masters Cricket

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Franklyn Daniel receives a sponsorship cheque from Hyacinth Pemberton, manager of the Nevis branch of the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis. Development Bank reaffirms its commitment to Nevis Masters Cricket From DBSKN CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – President of the Nevis Masters Cricket Association Franklyn Daniel is thanking the

Non-Communicable Diseases Jamaica’s Leading Cause of Death

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica – Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the leading cause of death in Jamaica over the past 30 years. That disclosure from Regional Health Promotion and Education Officer at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Marceleen Wheatle, who says the Ministry of Health is continuing its

Jamaican Wins $1.4m Super Lotto Jackpot

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CNS- Super Lotto has another big jackpot winner in Jamaica.The lucky person is now US$1,449,000 richer after the Super Lotto Draw #893 drawn on May 11. But his or her identity has yet to be made known. The lucky ticket is a Manual Bet purchased in Montego Bay.

Phipps honours nurses on their special day

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Phipps honours nurses on their special day From SKNIS OFFICIAL ADDRESS IN RECOGNITION OF INTERNATIONAL NURSES’ DAY 2018 by the Hon. Wendy C. Phipps, minister with responsibility for health, social services, community development and gender affairs, Saturday, May 12, 2018: Fellow Citizens and Residents of St. Kitts and Nevis,

Rastafarian Official in Historic Address to OAS Council

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CNS- The Government of Antigua and Barbuda will report to the Organisation of American States (OAS) on Monday, May 14 on its measures to improve the rights of Rastafarian community. The event will be highlighted by the first Rasatafarian official to address the body. Ambassador to the United

CDB announces keynote speaker for prestigious lecture

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Professor Mark Pelling of King’s College London will deliver the 19th William G. Demas Memorial Lecture during CDB’s annual meeting in Grenada. CDB announces keynote speaker for prestigious lecture From the CDB BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The social impact of natural disasters will come into focus when Professor Mark

Regional Economy Rising, but Key Sector Investment Needed

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer WASHINGTON DC, USA – Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is picking up, thanks to stronger demand at home, and a favourable global environment helped also by rebounding commodity prices. But to secure more durable growth with widespread benefits, the region needs to invest more in

Health Agency Issues Major Dengue Fever Warning for Caribbean

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning regional residents to “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” It says that’s because the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector levels still exist and increased levels of dengue are being

Guyanese woman found dead in Long Point

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Guyanese woman found dead in Long Point By Monique Washington A young woman said to be in her mid-30s has been found dead in a house at Long Point this afternoon, May 10. The police public relations officer confirmed the news late Thursday evening. The Observer understands that

Fifteen participants set to benefit from SEDU Essential Oils Workshop on Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Timothy Prescott, facilitator of the Small Business Enterprise Unit Essential Oils Workshop Colin Dore, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance Catherine Forbes, development officer at the Small Business Enterprise Unit Huey Sargeant, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Augustine Merchant, Inter-American Institute for Corporation on Agriculture

Regional delegates to enhance engagement with youth to reduce crime

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Delegates at TWG meeting on crime prevention. PM Harris, Ann-Marie Williams and Osmond Petty Regional delegates to enhance engagement with youth to reduce crime From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Delegates from CARICOM (Caribbean community) member states, the Dominican Republic and the United States are in St. Kitts and

29 Recruits from OECS Islands Join Federation Police Force

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts– Twenty-nine eager young men from the neighbouring OECS islands of Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have answered the call to serve as officers in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF). This comes as a result of the renewed recruitment

Jamaican Cop Admits Killing 9-Year-Old Girl

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica –  A police officer charged with the 2003 fatal shooting of a nine-year-old girl and fearing for his life fled to America where he was later deported, has decided against fighting the charge and has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Constable Walter Spike yesterday admitted guilt, going

CARICOM member states to phase out incandescent bulbs

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Delegates at the special COTED meeting held last month. CARICOM member states to phase out incandescent bulbs From the CARICOM Secretariat GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana – As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) moves to become more energy efficient, steps are being taken to phase out the use of incandescent bulbs. On the basis

IT director: Technology implementations put NIA at forefront of delivering more effective services

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Quincy Prentice, director of the Information Technology Department on Nevis, delivers remarks at the department’s 2nd annual Delta Dinner at Golden Rock Hotel May 5. IT director: Technology implementations put NIA at forefront of delivering more effective services From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Quincy Prentice, director of the Information Technology

St. Kitts and Nevis hosting its first Diaspora Conference in June

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts and Nevis hosting its first Diaspora Conference in June From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis is preparing to host its inaugural Diaspora Conference June 26-28, spearheaded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with representatives from key stakeholder agencies, including the Chamber of Industry

St. Kitts shines in US through week of events

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts shines in US Roadshow Destination hosts week of events in New York, New Jersey and Atlanta. See this flier for more information: SKB US Roadshow recap release (FINAL) 5.4.2018 The post St. Kitts shines in US through week of events appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis

Resignations: Dual Passport Controversy Australian Style

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Australian High Court decision ruling Labor senator Katy Gallagher ineligible to sit in parliament has triggered four MPs – including three Labor MPs – to resign over dual citizenship issues. In a litmus test for both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten the four MPs will now fight

St. Vincent & Grenadines Given Drought Warning

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent– St. Vincent and the Grenadines has become the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to warn nationals about the low level of water at its reservoirs and the need to implement “strict water conservation measures”. St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda and Jamaica have already said the

First Caribbean WTO Farm Trade Chief Confirmed

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Guyana’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) John Deep Ford (right) was selected by WTO members. WASHINGTON DC, United States (CNS)– Guyana’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) John Deep Ford has taken over as chair of that body’s farm trade talks, following his confirmation by

Minister: Crime Hurting Caribbean Tourism

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CNS-Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said crime and security concerns were hurting the Caribbean’s potential to generate greater returns from its tourism product, as based on studies, the region could have earned US$13 billion more than the US$37 billion that was earned last year. Bartlett, who was

Work commences on $19M Alexandra Hospital Expansion Project

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Junior Minister responsible for Health on Nevis the Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams is pictured at the recent Nevis Island Assembly sitting. Protective dust barriers are erected at the Alexandra Hospital’s main block May 8 ahead of construction work for the hospital’s expansion project. Work commences on $19M Alexandra Hospital

3 Reported Killed in Haiti by Devastating Rain

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT-AU-PRINCE (CNS)- Haiti can’t get a break. After devastating hurricanes and earthquakes, now a flood has hit the poverty stricken nation. At least three people were killed and one missing, as heavy rains continue to batter this French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country, disaster officials have confirmed. The Permanent

Autopsy performed on body of Sgt. Dwight Davis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The late Sgt. Dwight Davis Autopsy performed on body of Sgt. Dwight Davis From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Forensic Pathologist Dr. Valery Alexandrov performed an autopsy on the body of Sgt. Dwight Davis of St. Paul’s on May 5. Alexandrov

Grenadian Politician Among Trio Arrested for Drugs in Guyana

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana– Basil Williams, a34-year-old politician, was one of three men jointly charged with conspiracy to import and trafficking cannabis, after a compressed quantity of the illegal drug was found inside a barrel at the Maurice Bishop International Airport last Friday. Williams, who contested the March 13th general

Another Immigrant Scandal May be Brewing in UK

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CNS- About 1,000 highly skilled migrants may be deported from the UK for security reasons, as the Home Office has refused “indefinite leave to remain” (IRL) according to a paragraph of the Immigration Act, targeting terrorist threats. The Home Office claims that the applicants have provided false information.

SG urges unity at foreign ministers meeting in the Bahamas

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Ministers of foreign affairs and other heads of delegation at the 21st meeting of COFCOR, The Bahamas SG urges unity at foreign ministers meeting in the Bahamas From the CARICOM Secretariat GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Caribbean community foreign ministers were this morning urged to advance the objectives of CARICOM by

Zareef Dias takes Paris trip

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Zareef Dias has won the Alliance Française French singing competition, claiming the grand prize of a seven day all-inclusive trip for two to Paris, France. Dias out sang his 13 competitors on Saturday evening with his rendition Ces Soirées-là ( Oh what a night). Though the song was

NIA launches new website

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Nevis Island Administration, NIA has launched its new and improved website that will make the government’s information more accessible and usable. The Nia.gov.kn is now full interactive website. It features a full list of government ministers, juniors ministers, permanent secretaries and directors placed on the site along

Police seeking absconded officer

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force have issued a wanted bulletin for officer Dijon Warner, who is under two investigations relating to the death of fellow officer Brian Pacquette in 2016. Warner is under investigation for the shooting death of Pacquette and the assault of another

NHCS Voice Concerns on Wetland Clearing

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Nevis Historical and Conservation Society has voiced its concerns with the recent clearing of a wetland which contained mangroves, bird habitats and a fish nursery in Cades Bay. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations there are “15 mangrove sites have been identified

EU Gives EC$3m Grant to St. Vincent & Grenadines

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The European Union (EU) is providing EC $3 million to St. Vincent and the Grenadines to support the Ralph Gonsalves Government in implementing programmes under the country’s cooperation strategy with Europe. “I am pleased that this grant can support the efficient implementation of existing and upcoming rural infrastructure

Rwanda Pres. Shuts 6,000 Churches, Demands Clergy be Educated

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer he President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. CNS- The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has officially closed down 6,000 churches saying they were playing with the faith of Rwandan citizens and also put up a new requirement of procuring a theology degree before given license to open up  a church in Rwanda. While

Police investigating fatal accident in Old Road Bay

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Police investigating fatal accident in Old Road Bay From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred along the island main road in the Old Road Bay area at about 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 4.

Sonia Boddie-Thompson appointed clerk of National Assembly

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Sonia Boddie-Thompson appointed clerk of National Assembly BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The former deputy clerk of the St. Christopher and Nevis National Assembly, Sonia Boddie-Thompson, 33, has been promoted to the post of clerk of the National Assembly with effect Nov. 1, 2017. This promotion makes Boddie -Thompson

Guyana’s President Outraged at Pirate Massacre of Fishermen

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer GEORGETOWN-Guyana’s President David Granger has described as a “massacre” a pirate attack last week that is feared to have killed at least a dozen fishermen. “It is a great massacre, a great tragedy,” Granger said. Four boats carrying some 20 people were attacked off the coast of neighbouring

St. Kitts and Nevis’ legislators pass Data Protection Bill 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts and Nevis’ legislators pass Data Protection Bill 2018 From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Just hours after the passage of the Freedom of Information Bill 2018, the Data Protection Bill 2018 passed May 4 to promote the protection of personal data processed by public and private bodies.

Department of Labour ensures public inspections protect workers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Labour Commissioner Shernel James and Unit Head for Labour Inspections and OSH Lesroy Browne Department of Labour ensures public inspections protect workers From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A major role the Department of Labour plays in ensuring that the labour legislation is being enforced is through inspections, said Labour

UN Team to Investigate Venezuelan Immigrant Deportations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A complaint made by Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley about a locally-based United Nations (UN) official’s “misinformed” comments following the repatriation of 82 Venezuelans last month, has got the attention of the UN’s Secretary General António Guterres. Acting Attorney General

Another Honour for a Favourite Son of Barbados

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer OXFORD, UK- Keble College has unveiled a new portrait to honour Sir James Cameron Tudor, who in 1942 was the first person of African-Caribbean descent to be elected president of the Oxford Union. He was also the first African- Caribbean to be President of the Junior Common Room

Sir Ronald on Press Freedom and Good Journalism

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer caribbeannewsservice. CNS Editor 7-8 minutes Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador in Washington, Sir Ronald Sanders. By Sir Ronald Sanders Reporters Without Borders (RWB) just released its 2018 press freedom report, and, apart from two of them, the lowest mark for rated Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries is “fairly good”.  The

Central American Migrant Caravan Members Seek Asylum in US

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA-– At least 158 Central Americans who traveled in a migrant caravan through Mexico have crossed into the United States this week to seek asylum, organizers said Thursday. Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, which organized and guided the journey, said 70 people from the

Labour commissioner highlights importance of workers following International Workers’ Day 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Shernel James, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Labour Commissioner Labour commissioner highlights importance of workers following International Workers’ Day 2018 From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – International Workers’ Day is observed on May 1 annually to celebrate the contribution that working men and women make to the lives of all and

CARICOM Congratulates New Cuban President

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated new President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Miguel Díaz Canel, on his assumption of office on April 19. Secretary-General LaRocque said Mr. Canel’s concurrent responsibilities as President of the Cuban Council of State and

Barbados Govt…Need Cash Reserves? Go Private

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados’ foreign reserves problem is so serious that Government is seeking a US$60 million to US$70 million bail-out from the private sector. Governor of the Central Bank Cleviston Haynes revealed yesterday that for the first time in 27 years, the bank was requesting the private sector

Bad Press, Bad Karma and Bad Business: Cambridge Analytica Goes Bust

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer London- Cambridge Analytica, the embattled data firm that worked on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and whose parent firm SCL helped Dr. Densil Douglas win the 2010 Federation election, announced it is shutting down operations. “The Company is immediately ceasing all operations,” it said in a statement Wednesday,

Business support meeting planned for May 10

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Business support meeting planned for May 10 From the National Entrepreneurial Development Division BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The National Entrepreneurial Development Division (NEDD) – the business support unit of the Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs – in its quest to help further develop the

Windrush: UK may have Ordered 7,000 Foreign Students Deported

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer LONDON- In more fall-out from the Windrush Generation scandal the “Financial Times” reports the  UK Home Office may have falsely accused as many as 7,000 foreign students of faking their proficiency in English and ordered them to leave the country, with some of them saying they were detained

Labour officials are special guests on May 2’s ‘Working for You’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Permanent Secretary Ron Dublin-Collins; Commissioner Shernel James; Labour Inspector Head Lesroy Browne Labour officials are special guests on May 2’s ‘Working for You’ From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Officials from the Department of Labour are the special guests on the weekly radio and television programme “Working for

Gardens Housing Project residents benefit from new sewage plant

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Minister Hamilton turns on new sewage plant. New sewage plant at Gardens Housing project New sewage plant at Gardens Housing project Gardens Housing Project residents benefit from new sewage plant From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Gardens Housing Project residents in Basseterre can now benefit from a new sewage

St. Kitts and Nevis holding its own globally, says PM

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Minister Byron with ICT awards St. Kitts and Nevis holding its own globally, says PM From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The tiny twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, under the leadership of the Team Unity government, continues to

National Assembly meets Thursday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   The Hon. Michael Perkins, speaker of National Assembly National Assembly meets Thursday 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 Thursday, May 3, at 10 a.m.

Newton community benefits from clean-up project

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Members of the Youth Corps who participated in the cleanup. Volunteers clean various areas in the Newtown Community. Volunteers clean various areas in the Newtown Community. Newton community benefits from clean-up project From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Several members of the Department of Youth Empowerment’s Volunteer Corps were

COHSOD meets this week to focus on implementation of HRD Strategy

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer COHSOD meets this week to focus on implementation of HRD Strategy From the CARICOM Secretariat GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) will meet May 2-4 with a main focus of the implementation of the Human Resource Development (HRD) 2030 Strategy. The strategy was endorsed by the Conference

Next Marijuana Commission town hall meetings set for May 3

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Next Marijuana Commission town hall meetings set for May 3 From SKNIS The St. Kitts and Nevis (National) Marijuana Commission’s next town hall meeting is set for May 3. The purpose of these meetings is to engage the people, share facts and provide the latest evidence regarding the

New forensic department in St. Kitts-Nevis commissioned

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   PM Harris (left) greets Bickram after the ceremony while Deputy Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy looks on. The new Forensic Department is pictured. New forensic department in St. Kitts-Nevis commissioned From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Forensic Department of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force

Monthly health walk attracts avid, healthy competition

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Some of the health walk participants pose for a group picture with Prime Minister Harris at the end of the walk at Ottley’s Hard Court. Best foot forward: Walkers, including Prime Minister Harris, on the Island Main Road at Mansion on their way to Ottley’s. PLP Deputy National

Antigua and Barbuda Claim Top Spot in CBI Stakes

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Antigua and Barbuda claims it has jumped slightly ahead of St. Kitts and Nevis in the Citizenship by Investment stakes, based largely on its economy and quality of life. It has positioned itself as number one in the OECS Citizen by Investment (CIP) territories, securing the 56 position

Nearly 350 Rescued from Caribbean Human Trafficking Ring

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nearly 350 victims of human trafficking have been rescued by police in 13 Caribbean and Latin American countries. Police throughout the Caribbean were involved, including on the Dutch islands of Aruba and Curacao and the UK’s Turks and Caicos islands, as well as in Brazil and Venezuela. The

Windrush Scandal Forces Resignation of UK Home Secretary

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNN)- UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd stepped down Sunday because she “inadvertently misled” a government committee about deportation quotas for immigrants, she said in a resignation letter obtained by CNN. The Home Affairs Select Committee questioned Rudd last week over quotas for removal of the Windrush Generation, the

Juvenile charged for Mem’s Pizzeria armed robbery 

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Juvenile charged for Mem’s Pizzeria armed robbery  From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A juvenile taken into police custody in relation to an incident at Mem’s Pizzeria was officially charged April 28, in the presence of his father, for the offence of armed robbery.

Notice: Prime minister’s April 25th press conference rebroadcast

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Prime Minister Harris  Notice: Prime minister’s April 25th press conference rebroadcast Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris’s April 25th press conference will be rebroadcast on ZIZ TV (Channel 5, https://zizonline.com/tv/channel-5/) Sunday, April 29, at 1 p.m. and again on Monday, April 30, at 8 p.m.   The post Notice:

Children of Immigrants Often Hit Hardest by UK Bureaucracy

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer by Dan Ehrlich Among the cruel injustices endured by many members of the so-called “Windrush Generation,” of particular note are the cases of Britain’s stateless children. Most are the grown offspring of Caribbean and other Commonwealth migrants who were either born in Britain or lived here most of

2018 Youth Congress features all schools and both genders

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Representative, Junior Tourism Minister Aushaun Brown and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Carlene Henry Morton 2018 Youth Congress features all schools and both genders From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – This year’s National Bank Tourism Youth Congress was especially significant as not

Notice: Ministry closed Monday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Community Notice The Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs would like to inform the general public that its offices will be closed on Monday, April 30, due to a staff retreat. The ministry will resume operations May 1 at 8 a.m. The post Notice: Ministry closed Monday

Argentina holds regional cooperation workshop

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Argentina holds regional cooperation workshop From the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Saint Lucia BARBADOS – The Argentine government, through the Argentine Fund for South-South and Triangular Cooperation with the collaboration of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Barbados, held a cooperation workshop April 24-25 on

Youth march and rally set for May 12 in Basseterre

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Mol-Phil Explorers Youth Group during Independence Parade at Warner Park Youth march and rally set for May 12 in Basseterre From SKNIS – Youth of St. Kitts and Nevis will gather from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12 for a march and rally that will take place at the end

Even Irma Couldn’t Stop Antigua Sailing Week

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CNN- Warm Caribbean trade winds blow across tilting decks and spray lashes sun-bronzed bodies. The rigging creaks and hums and crews trim sails as the boats dance across dazzling seas. From April 28 to May 4 it’s the 51st annual Antigua Sailing Week — one of the sport’s

Autopsy pending on body found at Ottleys Level

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Autopsy pending on body found at Ottleys Level From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Close to midday Thursday, officials at the Basseterre Police Station received information of a body being found in the mountainous area of West Farm, referred to as Ottleys

Antigua Refutes US Bribery Claim

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CNS- The Government of Antigua  has written to the U.S. State Department, through its Embassy in Washington, pointing out glaring misrepresentations in the Department’s 2017 Human Rights Report as it relates to Antigua and Barbuda. “While it is not normal to release the content of its diplomatic communications

America’s Dad Bill Cosby Guilty of Sex Assault Charge

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CNS- A jury found Bill Cosby guilty Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 14 years ago, capping the downfall of one of the world’s best-known entertainers, and offering a measure of satisfaction to the dozens of women who for years have accused him

Barbados Bank Implicated in Tax Avoidance Scheme

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer TORONTO, Canada– A Barbados-based banking subsidiary of Canada’s largest grocery retailer is at the centre of a case in which the Canada Revenue Agency has accused its parent company of using it to avoid paying taxes. Glenhuron Bank Limited, a subsidiary of Loblaw Companies Ltd, had been operating

Lemuel Pemberton named new Fisheries director on Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Alexis Jeffers, minister of agriculture on Nevis Lemuel Pemberton, director of the Department of Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture Lemuel Pemberton named new Fisheries director on Nevis From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Department of Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis has

‘Sadness mixed with revulsion:’ CARICOM SG to Canada’s prime minister on Toronto tragic accident

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ‘Sadness mixed with revulsion:’ CARICOM SG to Canada’s prime minister on Toronto tragic accident From the CARICOM Secretariat GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana – CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has sent a message of condolence to Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau following the tragic incident in Toronto on Monday which

St. Kitts Conference: CARPHA Chief Urges Caution on Marijuana

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CNS Editor 4-5 minutes The executive director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr. James Hosepdales, is urging regional countries to “proceed with an abundance of caution” when it come to the decriminalisation of marijuana. He was speaking the the group’s annual conference being held at

PM: SKN Voice Loud & Clear in London On Windrush Scandal

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said at his press conference today, Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, that St. Kitts and Nevis’ leadership on the Windrush matter in the United Kingdom indicates that small geographic size is no impediment in achieving success and change. “From all reports

PM Harris updates public on key development projects

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM Harris updates public on key development projects From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris addressed the nation at his monthly press conference April 25 about key developmental projects occurring in the federation. He announced that the opening of the new Police Forensic

Public reminded to seek permission before burning items

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Fire Officer Louise Clarke and Fire Sub Station Officer Lesroy Caines Public reminded to seek permission before burning items From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Burning materials while living in close proximity to others can be a nuisance. Therefore, people should not burn items in their yards without seeking

CREWS bouy will record ocean, meteorological data

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The installed CREWS buoy in Sandy Point, St. Kitts, is pictured. CREWS bouy will record ocean, meteorological data From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Access to local marine data has always been proven to be difficult in St. Kitts and Nevis. In light of this, the Department of Environment, in

Windrush Scandal May Unite UK Black Community

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer by Funmi Olutoye   The Windrush scandal has cut through the heart of the British Caribbean community. It’s thrown up questions about racism, identity and history. Ironically, however, the Windrush scandal could be the very medicine the Black British community needs to heal the divisions it has. Despite

Hub and Spokes Programme provides critical trade support to Caribbean economies

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Hub and Spokes Programme provides critical trade support to Caribbean economies From the CARICOM Secretariat GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Caribbean development partners and beneficiaries of the Hub and Spokes Programme, an aid-for-trade initiative, began a regional planning workshop April 23–25 with appreciation of the programmes tangible impact on the

Cyber security training introduced at Exercise Tradewinds 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Cyber security training introduced at Exercise Tradewinds 2018 From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The growing number of computer viruses and malware, the alleged cases of meddling in the United States election in 2016, and the hacking of various government websites in the Caribbean have caught the attention of

CARPHA director: ‘Proceed with caution’ decriminalizing marijuana

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARPHA director: ‘Proceed with caution’ decriminalizing marijuana From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – When it comes to the drive to decriminalize marijuana within the Caribbean region, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Dr. C. James Hospedales said that from a public health point of view, policy makers should “proceed

Post-Cabinet briefing for April 23 released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Team Unity Cabinet Post-Cabinet briefing for April 23 released From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The formal meeting of the Cabinet took place on Monday, April 23. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris. Here are the salient matters that were discussed and the

Toronto: Van Driver Kills 10, Injures 15 in Sidewalk Rampage

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Canadian investigators are piecing together information about the man accused of driving a van into multiple pedestrians at a busy Toronto intersection Monday, killing 10 and injuring 15. No motive for the tragedy has yet been establised. Witnesses described the vehicle plowing into people on the sidewalk and

Silver Airways acquires Seaborne Airlines

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Silver Airways acquires Seaborne Airlines to create leading independent airline  From Seaborne Airlines FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico – Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines today announced that Silver’s acquisition of Seaborne’s business and assets has successfully closed, creating a leading independent airline to serve the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida

Senior security officials participate in crisis management training course

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Participants of the National Security and Crisis Management course Prime Minister Harris is pictured with facilitators and participants of National Security and Crisis Management course. Senior security officials participate in crisis management training course From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –

T&T to Host HIV, Aids Prevention Conference

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), says it will host a meeting in Trinidad and Tobago later this month aimed at how best to collaborate to end the HIV/AIDs epidemic. It said the Joint Regional Dialogue with Faith Leaders, Parliamentarians, Civil Society Leaders, National AIDS Programme

Meeting between Nevis CDB team, water project ‘frank, fruitful’ 

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Spencer Brand, minister responsible for water services on Nevis. The Hon. Spencer Brand, Dr. Ernie Stapleton, Denzil Stanley, Roger Hanley, Bryan Kennedy and members of the Caribbean Development Bank’s Economic Infrastructure Division; Peter Manning, Whitfield Clarke, L. O’Reilly Lewis and Lano Fonua at a meeting at

PM plans April 25th press conference

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM plans April 25th press conference From the Office of the Prime Minister  Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris will update citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis on matters of national interest during his monthly press conference set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the

Prison Guards Set to be Charged in Inmate Beating

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Charges are expected to be laid on three prison Officers who beat up an inmate at Her Majesty Prison in Basseterre last month. News broke in late March that three prison officers had beaten and tortured a prison inmate, who subsequently had to seek medical attention from injuries

National Marijuana Commission to Conduct Survey

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The National Marijuana Commission is currently conducting a survey in both islands as to the scale of marijuana use in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in response to a growing public lobby for the legalisation of the illegal weed.. Doctor Hazel Laws, Chairman of the St.

Youth Encouraged to Help Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The youth in the Federation are being called upon to help in achieving seventeen Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. According to the United Nations Development Program “the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, is a universal call to action to end poverty,

Police investigate murder in Phillip’s Village

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Police investigate murder in Phillip’s Village From the RSCNPF BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Officers from the Tabernacle Police Station and other units responded to a report of a shooting at Phillip’s Village at 1:56 a.m. April 22. Upon arrival, the body Adrian Patrick, 23, also known as “Dully,” was

Earth Day celebrated April 22 across the world

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Karolin Troubetzkoy president, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Earth Day celebrated April 22 across the world From SKNIS The following is a message from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s president, Karolin Troubetzkoy: This Earth Day, April 22, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joins

Next marijuana commission meetings set for April 26

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Next marijuana commission meetings set for April 26 From SKNIS Dr. Hazel Laws, chief medical officer and chair of the National Marijuana Commission, announces that the commission is continuing to host a series of town hall meetings throughout the federation. The purpose of these meetings is to engage

Phipps officially opens vaccination week observances

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Phipps officially opens vaccination week observances From SKNIS The following is the address to officially open the 16th Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) and the 7th World Immunization Week by the Hon. Wendy C. Phipps, minister of state with responsibility for health, social services, community development

Death and Mayhem During Nicaragua Social Security Protests

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer One of the world’s most violent regions has become even more deadly with at least 10 people killed in Nicaragua during violent protests this week over the government’s planned changes to the social security system, Vice President Rosario Murillo told state media outlet El 19 Digital. Demonstrators in

Phipps to deliver address on immunization observances

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Phipps to deliver address on immunization observances From SKNIS BASSETERR, St. Kitts – The Honourable Wendy C. Phipps, minister of state with responsibility for health, will officially address the nation on the observance of the 16th Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) and the 7th World Immunization Week. The address will

Major renovation work at GSS nears completion

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The new administrative block (at the front) and the student’s new washroom facilities (extreme left) at the Gingerland Secondary School April 20 during a site visit led by the Hon. Spencer Brand, minister responsible for public works on Nevis. A side view of the new administrative block at

Notice: Buoy placed near Sandy Point

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Community Notice The Department of Environment, in conjunction with the Department of Marine Resources, has installed a Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) buoy in the vicinity of Sandy Point, about 0.75 nautical miles North East of Charles Fort. The buoy will be recording meteorological and oceanographic data that

Culturama 44 media launch set for April 20

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Huey Sargeant, chairman of marketing and promotion on the Culturama Committee, speaks to the Department of Information April 18. Culturama 44 media launch set for April 20 From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The annual media launch of the 44th Culturama Festival on Nevis is slated for 6:30 p.m.

Department of Sports offices at Warner Park being refurbished

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Permanent Secretary Knight (left) and Director Wiltshire Department of Sports offices at Warner Park being refurbished From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The staff of the Department of Sports is now operating temporarily from the V.I.P. suites in the Warner Park Cricket Stadium as refurbishment work continues on its

Entrepreneurs’ workshop helps new businesses develop

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Participants of the DAGS sensitization workshop Entrepreneurs’ workshop helps new businesses develop From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Caribbean Export’s Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS) Sensitization Workshop was held April 18 for entrepreneurs wishing to receive financial aid for their businesses. This comes at an opportune time and makes

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Damion Hobson Robert Morris Stanley Knight Music Festival chairman says patrons’ experience improved From the St. Kitts Music Festival Committee A redesigned layout for the 2018 St. Kitts Music Festival has been completed and shown to media representatives as the festival chairman affirmed commitment to making the experience better for

CCREEE, regional energy security among matters for COTED ministers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From left, the Hon. Paul Lewis, minister of communications, works and labour, Montserrat; Dr. Devon Gardner, programme manager, energy, CARICOM Secretariat; and Joseph Cox, assistant secretary-general, trade and economic integration, CARICOM Secretariat CCREEE, regional energy security among matters for COTED ministers From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana

Energy stakeholders to begin drafting TAPSEC operational plan

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Energy stakeholders to begin drafting TAPSEC operational plan From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Work on drafting an operational plan for the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) gets underway later this month. National governments, key regional institutions and development agencies will meet

PM Harris meets with Her Royal Highness Princess Anne

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The prime minister with Princess Anne PM Harris meets with Her Royal Highness Princess Anne From the press unity in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris had the honour and privilege of meeting and

Prime Minister Harris champions OECS UK pensioners’ cause

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime Minister Harris champions OECS UK pensioners’ cause From the Office of the Prime Minister LONDON – The Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris, prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, is seeking the intervention of UK Prime Minister Theresa May in ensuring that the discrimination against UK pensioners returning to

Caribbean Public Health Agency stars in Wednesday’s ‘Working for You’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Dr. James Hospedales and Chereca Weaver Caribbean Public Health Agency stars in Wednesday’s ‘Working for You’ From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts —The history, priorities, benefits, vision, mission and upcoming health research conference of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) will be discussed on the weekly radio and television programme

Carnival prize-giving set for April 20

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Carnival prize-giving set for April 20 By Monique Washington The official date for the St. Kitts and Nevis National Carnival prize giving ceremony is April 20. National Carnival officially ended in January and this has been one on the longest waits for prize-giving to be held. Last year,

St. Kitts-Nevis engages with Swaziland in margins of CHOGM

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Mark Brantley and the Hon. Mbuso Clement Dlamini St. Kitts-Nevis engages with Swaziland in margins of CHOGM From SKNIS LONDON – Continuing a robust bilateral agenda in the margins of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) taking place in London April 16-20, the Hon. Mark Brantley, St.

Independence 35 theme competition officially launches

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) at the Independence Parade in 2017. Independence 35 theme competition officially launches From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A call is going out for suggestion submissions for the official theme for the 35 anniversary of independence of St. Kitts and

Caribbean Leaders accept UK PM Apology

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, April 17, 2018 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Caribbean leaders accepted an apology issued by UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, for what she described as the ‘anxiety’ caused by reported cases of deportation of Caribbean migrants of the ‘Windrush’ generation.

Cuba Will Not Be Bullied by the Trump Administration

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer LIMA, Peru (ACN) — Cuba will not accept threats or blackmail from the US government, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla reiterated before heads of state and government during his speech at the eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Speaking at the high-level segment of the hemispheric

Happy Birthday: At 104 He’s A&B’s Senior of the Seniors

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Many happy returns to Jacobs Alexander Turner, who at 104, has become Antigua and Barbuda’s  first male super-centenarian. He his 104th birthday at home yesterday surrounded by his children and friends. “I hope I will make history in Antigua,” Jacobs excitingly responded to the charge by Permanent Secretary

St. Kitts-Nevis nationals living abroad express nation-building interest

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts-Nevis nationals living abroad express nation-building interest From the press secretary of the prime minister  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – At a successful town hall-style meeting held Sunday in Slough, England, a large, attentive audience comprised of St. Kitts-Nevis nationals living in London and its environs listened intently to Prime

Ministry of National Security launches St. Peter’s Explorers Club

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Osmond Petty, permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security, and members of the Community Policing Initiative pose with members of the St. Peter’s Explorers Club. Osmond Petty addressing the launch of St. Peter’s Explorers Club at Deane Glasford Primary School. Constable Aidan Hendrickson addresses members of the

Mexico 2nd to US in Obesity Worldwide

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Out of the OECD countries, Mexico has the second highest rate of obesity, the United States is first. He was discussing the introduction of a new tax on sugary drinks in the UK. Mexico introduced a similar tax in 2014 to combat its growing obesity problem. But is

Candy Saga Continues

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer No, it’s not over yet. The Court of Appeal has halted the HTRIP Candy Resort at Liburd Hill , Nevis pending Anne Bass’ appeal of planning permission given the ever hopeful developer. The Nevis Island Administration had given the green light to the developer of the HTRIP Candy

Defence force soldier killed in traffic accident

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Defence force soldier killed in traffic accident From Loshaun Dixon A St. Kitts traffic accident Friday afternoon has killed a defence force soldier and left another man nursing wounds at the JNF Hospital. According to reports, the accident occurred along the Island Main Road in the vicinity of Brimstone

PM to meet with nationals living in London

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime Minister Harris PM to meet with nationals living in London From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris will update nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis living in London, England, on key developments taking

Critical topics up for discussion at Caribbean Investment Summit 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Critical topics up for discussion at Caribbean Investment Summit 2018 The 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit May 16-19 in St. Kitts and Nevis will tackle critical issues island nations face when offering citizenship by investment opportunities. “Transparency versus Confidentiality: The Democracy of Information Sharing,” “Hurricane-Proof Banking: Protecting Against External Impacts” and

CDB to Fund BVI Reconstruction

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands– The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has launched a Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), which will assist the country in recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma. The project will be funded through a US$65.3 million loan and

Man Arrested in Guyana in Death Threat to President

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Police in Guyana have charged a 64-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill President David Granger last month. Motilall Balkaran faced two charges connected to the threat, when he appeared in court before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Monday, but he pleaded guilty to both. He