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June 23, 2017

St. Kitts & Nevis

Schools collaborate with ministry in fight against crime

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Schools collaborate with ministry in fight against crime   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Education is a key element in the fight against crime, says the permanent secretary in the ministry of national security, Osmond Petty, who appeared on the June 21 edition of “Working for You,” noting that

Ministry of Health releases statement on hospital shooting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer June 21, 2017   “The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that operations at the federation’s main hospital, namely the Joseph N. France General Hospital, continue uninterrupted following Tuesday’s unfortunate shooting incident on the compound of the institution. The management of the institution assures the public

Police responds to bottles, stones thrown on Fort Street

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Police responds to bottles, stones thrown on Fort Street By Loshaun Dixon   Basseterre, St. Kitts – A brawl broke out on one of the busiest thoroughfares in Basseterre that resulted in two individual being arrested by the police. According to reports, the confrontation involved a number of glass

Ministry of education partners with Delta Petroleum to assist students

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: From left to right, Robert Liburd, island manager for Delta Petroleum; Regional Manager Bevis Sylvester; deputy prime minister and minister of education, the Honourable Shawn Richards; and Permanent Secretary William Hodge discuss a recent donation for public schools.   Ministry of education partners with Delta Petroleum to assist schools

Acting PM: See something? Say something

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer STATEMENT BY ACTING PRIME MINISTER ON SHOOTING AT HOSPITAL It falls to me today as acting prime minister to relay to the public that a tragic shooting incident occurred this morning at our main medical facility, the Joseph N France Hospital. While the details are yet emerging and

New high commission in Canada opened

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1 : Minister Mark Brantley and other dignitaries at the opening of the high commission. Photo 2: Minister Mark Brantley cuts the ribbon to open the high commission.   New Canadian high commission officially opened   Ottawa, Canada – On an overcast day in Canada’s capital, Foreign Minister Mark Brantley

PM makes statement on Archibald’s passing

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM makes statement on Archibald’s passing   “I wish to extend my personal condolences to the family and wide circle of friends who are mourning the passing of one the federation’s greatest sons of the soil, the late George Washington Archibald. I took time out on one of

One dead at JNF Hospital shooting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   One shot dead at JNF Hospital By Loshaun Dixon   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Police are investigating a Tuesday morning shooting incident at Joseph N France General Hospital, where one man died following five gunshot wounds. Information reaching this media house states that Darnel “Bushman” Govia, 31, of

Man left with gunshot wound after hospital shooting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   One shot at JNF Hospital By Loshaun Dixon   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Tuesday at the Joseph N France General Hospital. Reports are that a male individual who goes by the alias “Bushman” was visiting the hospital with a

New bigger Bath Village bridge closer to completion

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Workmen in concrete operations on the new Bath Village Bridge on June 16. Photo 2: Raoul Pemberton, director of the Public Works Department on Nevis, at the Bath Bridge Project. Photo 3: The Honourable Troy Liburd, junior minister in the Ministry of Communications and Works, at

NDMD director reminds residents to prepare for hurricane season

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   NDMD director reminds residents to prepare for hurricane season   CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –  The following is a bulletin from Brian Dyer, director of the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially commenced on June 1. This season

PM Harris ‘encouraged’ by large Toronto turnout

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   PM Harris ‘encouraged’ by large Toronto turnout   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, says he has “been inspired to serve the people of the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis with even greater distinction after a highly successful engagement with

Brother charged with teen’s death

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Brother charged with teen’s death By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts -The brother of teenager Leanna Napoleon, whose decomposed body was found late on Wednesday evening, has been charged with his sister’s death. The young man, who is in his early 20s, is identified as Brandon Lee Wells.

Harris, Brantley plan town hall meeting in Toronto Sunday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Harris, Brantley plan town hall meeting in Toronto Sunday   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Kittitians and Nevisians living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will have an opportunity to hear of the numerous developments taking place in St. Kitts and Nevis under the Team Unity government when the prime minister,

Cayon once again kings of the Premier League

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Flow 4G Cayon Rockets proved its 2016 triumph as no fluke, needing only two games in a best of three versus the Hobson Enterprises Garden Hotspurs to repeat as the SKNFA Premier League champions. In the first game, the defending champions took off immediately

MP Maynard: Government not serious about crime

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – Opposition Parliamentarian Konris Maynard has called on the government to do more in relation to the crime issues in St. Kitts and Nevis and has charged that they are not serious in the reduction. Maynard, making a presentation in parliament on Tuesday on a bill

Firearms amendment bill passes

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – After intense debate from parliamentarians in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Firearms Amendment Bill 2017 was read a third time and passed into law on Day Three of the National Assembly  June 15. In his wrap up of the debate, the prime minister and minister

Healthcare, social services impacted by crimes

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The impact of gun violence in St. Kitts and Nevis is taking a physical toll on the staff at the JNF Hospital as well as on social services in the federation. That’s the opinion of the minister of health and social services, Senator Wendy Phipps,

Body of missing teen found

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – Police confirmed the body of a female found late Wednesday is that of missing teen Leanna Napoleon and that one person has been taken into custody. “This is not the outcome we were hoping for,” said Commissioner of Police Ian M. Queeley. “Our hearts go out to

Safety, security town hall held for community

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – On June 14, several entities banded together to hold a town hall about safety and security with the community. The Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (Ross Vet) collaborated with the ministry of national security of St. Kitts and Nevis and the U.S. Embassy to

Work continues on historic National Heroes Park

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Work continues on historic National Heroes Park   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, the prime minister, got a first-hand look at the progress of the work being done on the National Heroes Park as officials remain confident the historic park will be in a

Kidnapping convictions quashed, retrials ordered

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Kidnapping convictions quashed, retrials ordered By Loshaun Dixon   Three of the four men convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2011 kidnapping of a banker and his wife had their convictions squashed and will undergo a retrial after it was revealed that the

FW: Nevis youth parliamentarians to take part in regional debate

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Youth parliamentarians representing Nevis at the 42 Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Conference Regional Youth Parliamentary Debate include, from left, Devonne Cornelius, Lauren Lawrence, Lekiah Lescott, Britney Simmonds, Delcia Burke and Celestial Hanley, stand outside the Assembly Chambers in Charlestown June 16,

Nevis’ Culturama 43 festival to launch today

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The chair of Culturama 43, Antonio Abonaty Liburd (file photo)   Nevis’ Culturama 43 festival to launch today   CHARLESTOWN Nevis — Culturama 43, Nevis’ foremost cultural festival, launches in Charlestown later today. Contestants for the senior pageants will be revealed and the premier of Nevis, the

Successful appeal has one freed

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: From left,  Jumana Walters, Jermaine Riley, Clayton Laws (on step) and Ali Percival (in black and white shirt). Successful appeal sees one man freed By Loshaun Dixon   Basseterre St. Kitts – One of the four men convicted in 2013 of kidnapping a banker and his wife

Newspaper Cover for 16th June 2017

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Shaws Road rehabilitation project continues on Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Photo 1: The Honourable Alexis Jeffers, minister of communication and works in the Nevis Island Administration, at the Shaws Road Rehabilitation Project June 14.   Photo 2: A section of the 2,400 feet of Shaws Road is being asphalted by the workmen from the public works department

Nevis driver urged to use roads with caution

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Alexis Jeffers, minister of communication and works in the Nevis Island Administration (file photo)   Vehicle owners on Nevis urged to use roads with caution   CHARLESTOWN NEVIS – Vehicle owners on Nevis are being urged to use the island’s new roads with caution. The

Remains of female found in St. Kitts

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The decomposed body of a female was found in St. Kitts late Wednesday in Olivees. Reports indicate that the discovery took place shortly after 10 p.m. and speculation has been whether it was that of teen Leanna Napoleon, who had been missing since early

Byron-Nisbett ‘strongly supports’ firearms bill

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Akilah Byron-Nisbett   Byron-Nisbett ‘strongly supports’ firearms bill   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Honourable Akilah Byron-Nisbett says she is throwing her full support behind Firearms Amendment Bill 2017, which seeks to enforce stiffer penalties on gun-related crimes. Speaking on the second day of the

Government seeks to toughen legislation on gun-related crimes

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Government seeks to toughen legislation on gun-related crimes   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Team Unity administration seeks to impose stiffer penalties for people convicted of gun-related crimes, saying it represents “a major step in the fight against violent crimes, as the government of St. Kitts and Nevis

CARICOM, Korea formalise decade-old friendship

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Deputy Secretary-General, CARICOM Secretariat Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan (r) and Republic of Korea Representative to CARICOM Ki-Mo Lim. CARICOM, Korea formalise decade-old friendship CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Korea earlier today formalised a decade-old friendship with the accreditation of

Attempted murder added to Warner Park shooters’ charges

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Attempted murder added to Warner Park shooters’ charges By Loshaun Dixon   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The two men who were arrested in connection with the shooting incident at Warner Park have been given another charge according to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force. Lewis Powell

Panama breaks off from Taiwan, ties up with China

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Panama breaks off from Taiwan, ties up with China Beijing – “In a major blow to Taiwan, Panama today broke off diplomatic ties with it and established relations with China as cash-rich Beijing exerted its economic clout to wean away handfuls of allies of Taipei. Regarded as

Stakeholders to benefit from Nevis slope stabilization project

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Stakeholders to benefit from Nevis slope stabilization project   Charlestown, Nevis (June 13, 2017) – The New River & Coconut Walk Estate’s Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control Project in Nevis is on track to provide important benefits to stakeholder groups on the island. Several natural and human activities,

St. Kitts and Nevis delegation visits I-Mei factory

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo from Taiwan News TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dr. Timothy Sylvester Harris, the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, along with a delegation recently visited I-Mei Foods Co., one of Taiwan’s largest food companies and store chains, for the final leg of an official visit to Taiwan

NIA announces scholarship opportunities in India

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Government of India, New Dehli, welcomes applications from nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis to fill five scholarship opportunities to pursue studies in a number of subject areas, including telecommunications, English, accounting, finance and audit courses, as well as a variety of technical courses.   The duration

Government considering increased tax on unhealthy foods

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government considering increased tax on unhealthy foods Basseterre, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis officials are considering increasing taxes on food and drinks high in sugar, salt and trans fats as part of efforts to improve the health of individuals in the federation. During his monthly press conference,

Jamaican national charged in Lydia Jacobs murder

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Jamaican national charged in Lydia Jacobs murder A week after Lydia Jacobs died, police have charged Alston “Mark” Phillips with her murder. Phillips was charged June 8 with murder and two counts of attempted murder after being taken into police custody June 2, the night of the murder.

Police Hold Youth for Questioning in Triple Shooting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Hold Youth for Questioning in Triple Shooting Basseterre, St. Kitts – A 17-year-old male is currently in police custody for questioning in relation to Tuesday’s triple shooting incident in Rawlins Village, St. Paul’s. The incident resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two others. Information reaching the

St. Kitts and Nevis fort project funded

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | St. Kitts and Nevis fort project funded GOSIER, Guadeloupe – The CARIFORTS – a creation of a network of forts and fortifications of the Caribbean in partnership with St. Kitts, Antigua, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico and St Eustatius – is among the newly selected projects to be completed

Speaker of the House envisions upgrading parliament’s technology infrastructure

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Speaker of the House envisions upgrading parliament’s technology infrastructure Press Release – Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 08, 2017 (SKNIS) – The speaker of the National Assembly, the Honourable Anthony Michael Perkins, has envisioned the use of technology in upgrading the infrastructure of parliament during his tenure. “Technology will play an integral

Sugar Boyz leave Europe Empty Handed

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Sugar Boyz leave Europe Empty Handed Basseterre, St. Kitts – The second trip to Europe for the St. Kitts and Nevis National Football team has proven as unsuccessful as the first with the team suffering two heavy defeats and failing to score a goal during their two friendly games.

Newspaper Cover for 9th June 2017

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Taipei president thanks PM Sylvester for support

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Taipei president thanks PM Sylvester for support Taipei, June 8 (CNA) – Today the Taipei president, Tsai Ing-wen, expressed gratitude to Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Sylvester Harris for the country’s longstanding and unwavering support for Taiwan in its efforts to attend the World Health Assembly

Nevis Minister of Education addresses zoning policy

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis Minister of Education addresses zoning policy NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 08, 2017) – The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Education in Nevis regarding the Zoning Policy: “All parents and guardians who are registering children to enter government-operated schools for the upcoming school year are

Arrest made in Lydia Jacobs murder

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Arrest made in Lydia Jacobs murder A week after Lydia Jacobs died, police have charged Alston “Mark” Phillips with her murder. Phillips was charged June 8 with murder and two counts of attempted murder after being taken into police custody June 2, the night of the murder. On

Youth held for questioning in triple shooting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Youth held for questioning in triple shooting A 17-year-old male is currently in police custody for questioning in relation to Tuesday’s triple shooting incident in Rawlins Village, St. Paul’s. The incident resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two others. Read more in this week’s

Funding for St. Kitts and Nevis fort project approved

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Funding for St. Kitts and Nevis fort project approved The CARIFORTS – a creation of a network of forts and fortifications of the Caribbean in partnership with St. Kitts, Antigua, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico and St Eustatius – is among the newly selected projects to be completed through

High Command Welcomes Strengthening Of Firearms And Bail Legislation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | High Command Welcomes Strengthening Of Firearms And Bail Legislation Press Release – Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 06, 2017 (RSCNPF):  The High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police is encouraged by the Cabinet’s decision to review the current Firearms and Bail legislation with the goal of strengthening both. Prime

One Dead as Three Shot in St. Paul’s

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | One Dead as Three Shot in St. Paul’s Three young men are said to have been injured in a shooting incident that occurred shortly after midday in Rawlins Grounds, St. Paul’s, with one losing his life. Details surrounding the incident are still sketchy and the condition of the

One killed one injured in Taylors shooting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | One killed one injured in Taylors shooting One night after a female on Nevis lost her life in Shooting incident the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis records another Homicide with the shooting of one man and the injuring of another. Police have confirmed that investigators from the

Nevis records seventh homicide

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis records seventh homicide Reports of the seventh homicide in Nevis has sent shock waves through the 36 sq. mile island. At around 10:55 Friday June 2nd Lydia Jacob arrived at her home in Church Ground, entering her gate an assailant/s began shooting. Neighbors reportedly heard six shots.

NIA Makes Repairs To Protect Airport Landing Lights

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | NIA Makes Repairs To Protect Airport Landing Lights Immediate repairs have been undertaken by the Nevis Island Administration to repair lands that have been impacted by erosion in close proximity to the Vance Amory International Airport in New Castle. The Honourable Alexis Jeffers, representative of St. James, said

12 Participate in Winfes Calypso Tonight

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | 12 Participate in Winfes Calypso Tonight Twelve calypsoinans will battle it out on the White Hall hard court for the 2017 Winfes Calypso Crown. The last calypso show was in 2012 during Winfes, a parish festival held in St. James now in its 11th year. Winfes officially opened

Johnson Boasts of Achievements Ahead of SKNFA Congress

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Johnson Boasts of Achievements Ahead of SKNFA Congress Basseterre, St. Kitts – Anthony Johnson, the president of the St. Kitts Nevis Football Association (SKNFA), touted the achievements of the organization ahead of its Congress, set for June 25. In a media briefing Tuesday, Johnson announced a full slate

PM: Biao in Police custody

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | PM: Biao in Police custody Basseterre, St. Kitts – Ren Biao, a Chinese national with St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship wanted by the Chinese government and Interpol for financial crimes, is currently in police custody in the federation, confirmed the prime minister and minister of National Security, Dr. Timothy Harris, at

Warner Park security cameras help in football shooting investigation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Warner Park security cameras help in football shooting investigation Basseterre, St. Kitts – The security cameras at Warner Park have been key to police apprehending two individuals for questioning following the shooting incident at Warner Park on Saturday evening. The football world in St. Kitts was sent into shock

Nisbet Plantation takes Tourism top awards

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nisbet Plantation takes Tourism top awards The Ministry of Tourism Awards Gala has awarded a number of Nevisians for their work in the tourism industry, with Nisbet Plantation Beach Club being the Ministry of Tourism’s Hotel of the Year for 2016 for the second consecutive time. The Gala

Candy saga not so sweet

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Candy saga not so sweet New information arises on Minister and wife’s involvement As the legal battle continues in court in relation to the Candy Resort in Liburd Hill, new information has been revealed about the involvement of the minister of tourism and his wife in the project.

Newspaper cover for 2nd June 2017

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Baio in Police custody confirms PM

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Baio in Police custody confirms PM Basseterre, St. Kitts-Chinese National with St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship Ren Biao, who is wanted by the Chinese government and Interpol for financial crimes is currently in police custody in the Federation. This was confirmed by Prime Minister and Minister of National

Two Charged In Saturday Night (May 27) Pellet Gun Incident

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Two Charged In Saturday Night (May 27) Pellet Gun Incident Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 30, 2017 (RSCNPF):  Two persons taken into custody on Saturday night (May 27) in relation to an incident involving a pellet gun have been arrested, formally charged and cautioned. Arrested and charged are Lewis

Shooting at Football

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Shooting at Football Basseterre, St. Kitts-Football fans at Warner Park were sent into a frenzy when shots rang out on the eastern side of the facility. The near capacity was shocked when some had to run for their live’s some even scampering on the field to flee the

Government makes steps to establish Public Accounts Committee

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government makes steps to establish Public Accounts Committee Basseterre, St. Kitts – The government has taken steps to establish a public accounts committee in St. Kitts and Nevis after months of calls for the body to be installed. Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Timothy Harris told

Two walk away from 2013 charges

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Two walk away from 2013 charges Marking the end of the April 2017 criminal assizes for Nevis, Ibal Tyson and Franchette Davis have been acquitted of any false doing after having charges of house breaking, larceny and burglary hanging over their heads for almost four years. Both men

Tecoya Warner Emerges as Junior Tourism Minister

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Tecoya Warner Emerges as Junior Tourism Minister Basseterre, St. Kitts – Tecoya Warner of the Charles E. Mills Secondary School emerged victorious at this year’s Local Tourism Youth Congress, which was aimed at creating greater awareness among youth about the island’s tourism product, while presenting solutions about how it can

Charlestown Secondary Captures Family Book Feud

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Charlestown Secondary Captures Family Book Feud The Charlestown Secondary school has been named the 2017 Warner’s One Stop Family Book Feud Champions, winning with a perfect score. The Book Feud is organized by the Department of Education through school librarians. This year, seven schools competed in the feud

Pleas for info on missing teen continue

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Pleas for info on missing teen continue Basseterre, St. Kitts – Officials in the Ministry of Education are making pleas for the safe return of Leanna Napoleon, a Basseterre High School student who disappeared more than two weeks, stating the unresolved issue sends a bad message about the area.

Warner Park hosts Afghans inaugural tour of West Indies

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Warner Park hosts Afghans inaugural tour of West Indies Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Warner Park Cricket stadium in Basseterre will be the place to be next week when, for the first time in history, the West Indies team welcomes Afghanistan in a T20 series and One Day International

Working towards Regional Health Security in the Caribbean

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Working towards Regional Health Security in the Caribbean Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – “We live in a global village where situations related to health security impact us and we in turn can have an impact on the world. Therefore, we see keeping residents and visitors in

Pilot whales die on shore in Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Pilot whales die on shore in Nevis Three pilot whales that came ashore Wednesday might have died due to following a sick family member that became disoriented and swam in to shore. The former director of fisheries, Lemuel Pemberton, told the Observer because one of the whales might

Newspaper Cover for 26th May 2017

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Government House, Focus of New Museum Exhibit

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government House, Focus of New Museum Exhibit Press Release – Basseterre, St. Kitts – May 22, 2017 (The St. Christopher National Trust): The National Museum has launched a new exhibit!  “Inside Government House” tells the story of the ‘two’ Government Houses and their occupants, with features on Administrators,

Brother of Missing Teen Uncooperative with Investigation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Brother of Missing Teen Uncooperative with Investigation Basseterre, St. Kitts-The brother of missing teen Leanna Napoleon is said to be uncooperative with police conducting the investigation into his sister’s disappearance. The revelation came from police officer Sergeant Lyndita Powell of the Special Victims Unit (SVU) during a press

Dr. Douglas agrees due process needed in Ren Biao matter

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Dr. Douglas agrees due process needed in Ren Biao matter By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts – Former Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr.Denzil Douglas has agreed with Prime Minister Timothy Harris that due process is required in relation to Ren Biao, who is wanted by

Life lessons.

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Life lessons. For our nation’s children, May is a month of reckoning.  At home, SBA’s and IA’s would have already been submitted, and CSeC(Caribbean Secondary Certificates) and CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination) and many other exams will be in full swing. For those studying abroad, May will be

IMF urges completion of sales in the land-debt swap

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | IMF urges completion of sales in the land-debt swap By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called for the sale of land under the land-for-debt swap to be completed in a matter of urgency to limit financial risk in St. Kitts and

Passports in Ren Biao case deactivated

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Passports in Ren Biao case deactivated By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts -The St. Kitts and Nevis passports of the individuals involved in the Ren Biao saga have been deactivated. Attorney General Vincent Byron made that confirmation last week, indicating that the individuals who had their passports deactivated were

Director of PWD: Excessive erosion caused Bath Bridge collapse

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Director of PWD: Excessive erosion caused Bath Bridge collapse By Monique Washington Last week’s heavy rain fall caused the collapse and temporary closure of a bridge that leads to Bath Village, said Director of Public Works Raoul Pemberton, though the department has been aware of “ongoing issues” with

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court criminal assizes for the Nevis Circuit prepares to close with zero convictions

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court criminal assizes for the Nevis Circuit prepares to close with zero convictions By Monique Washington The April 2017 Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Criminal assizes for the Nevis Circuit is preparing to close with no convictions being recorded. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Criminal opened

Concerns grow as teen missing for more than a week

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Concerns grow as teen missing for more than a week By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts – Public concerns continue to grow for Leanna Napoleon, a teenager who has been missing for more than a week. Multiple search operations have proven to be unsuccessful. Napoleon was last reported

Privy council refuses Phillip new evidence

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Privy council refuses Phillip new evidence Appeal dismissed, life in prison continues By Monique Washington Four months after approaching the privy council in London for an appeal, Warrington Phillip’s conviction of the 2007 murder of his estranged wife, Shermell Williams-Phillip, stands. Phillip, who was sentenced to life in Her

Juvenile among two shot in St. Paul’s

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Juvenile among two shot in St. Paul’s By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts – Two young men from St. Paul’s are nursing bullet wounds following two shooting incidents in that community Wednesday evening. The first incident saw a juvenile  who was sitting on his veranda in the Rawlins Housing when he was

Charlestown Primary School Garden

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Charlestown Primary School Garden By James Milnes Gaskell Under the auspices of their go-ahead Young headmistress, Latoya Jeffers, the CPS is to develop a garden on 1.344 acres at the foot of Wards and adjacent to Cable TV dishes.  On campus, CPS has a shade house and a

Two separate shooting events in St. Paul’s leaves two injured

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Two separate shooting events in St. Paul’s leaves two injured Investigations are on going into two separate shooting in the St. Paul’s community which have left two young men nursing gunshot injuries. The first incident that took place on Wednesday evening at around 10:00 p.m. in Rawlins Housing when

Department Of Gender Affairs Reaches Out To Grieving Mothers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Department Of Gender Affairs Reaches Out To Grieving Mothers Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 16, 2017 (SKNIS)—A support group for Grieving Mothers established by the Department of Gender Affairs in 2016 reached out to grieving mothers in a show of empathy for this year’s Mother’s Day, which

Reward Of $25,000.00 Offered For Information In Missing Person Case

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Reward Of ,000.00 Offered For Information In Missing Person Case Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 16, 2017 (RSCNPF): In an effort to solicit information regarding  the whereabouts of missing teenager Leana Napoleon, a reward of $25,000.00 is being offered. Leanna Napoleon was reported missing after been last seen on

Phillip exhorts his final appeal. Privy Council dismisses his appeal

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Phillip exhorts his final appeal. Privy Council dismisses his appeal By Monique Washington Four months after approaching the Privy council in London, Warrington Phillip who was convicted of the 2007 murder of his estranged wife  Shermell Williams-Phillip   was dismissed. Phillip  was sentenced to life in Her Majesty’s Prison

Department Of Labour To Improve Customer Service

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Department Of Labour To Improve Customer Service Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 16, 2017 (SKNIS): The public can expect improved service from the staff at the Department of Labour following a training session on customer service to be held on Wednesday (May 17). Labour Officer, Lucinda Francis, said that the

National Workshop Focuses On Biodiversity Protection

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | National Workshop Focuses On Biodiversity Protection Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 16, 2017 (SKNIS):  A national workshop currently underway in St. Kitts and Nevis is targeting middle and senior level government officials, policy makers and analysts, whose roles and responsibilities are linked to biodiversity and who are directly

Reward on offer for Missing Teen

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Reward on offer for Missing Teen   Basseterre, St. Kitts- A reward is being offered by the family of missing teenager Leana Napoleon for information regarding her whereabouts. Leanna Napoleon was reported missing after she was last seen on Monday (May 08) in the vicinity of Buckley’s Site and on

$10, 000 for information into Gregory Mills Murder

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | , 000 for information into Gregory Mills Murder Basseterre, St. Kitts-A $10,000 reward is being offered in an attempt to gain to information regarding the murder of business man Gregory Mills. Mills was shot and killed by unknown assailants on last Tuesday afternoon while driving in Gillard Meadows in

Draft Federal Youth Policy Being Prepared For Cabinet Review

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Draft Federal Youth Policy Being Prepared For Cabinet Review Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 15, 2017 (SKNIS): The Draft Federal Youth Policy for St. Kitts and Nevis is going through its final stages of proof reading as preparations to advance the document to the National Assembly continue. Special

Two Sentenced To Three (3) Years For Firearm Possession

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Two Sentenced To Three (3) Years For Firearm Possession Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 15, 2017 (RSCNPF): Two persons who were convicted for the Offences of Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Ammunition were sentenced to three (3) years confinement on each charge on Friday (May 12). Dwayne Martin and Carla

Five Persons Arrested And Charged For Island Purified Breaking

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Five Persons Arrested And Charged For Island Purified Breaking Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 15, 2017 (RSCNPF): Investigators from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have arrested and charged five persons in relation to a Building Breaking and Larceny at the facilities of Island Purified Water at corner of West Bourne Ghaut and Fort

Two More Arrested In Ongoing Fraud Investigation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Two More Arrested In Ongoing Fraud Investigation Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 14, 2017 (RSCNPF): Two more persons have been arrested in relation to an ongoing investigation into fraud against the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. Arrested are Kelvin Pemberton of Stapleton’s Village and Daveron Flemming of Challegers. Kelvin

Busy Weekend Of Search Operations Nets Two More Firearms

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Busy Weekend Of Search Operations Nets Two More Firearms Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 14, 2017 (RSCNPF): Ongoing search operations this weekend May (12-14) by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force is continuing to bearing fruit with the removal of two (2) more illegal firearms and ammunition from

Owners Of Illegally Tinted Vehicles Face $5,000 Fine

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Owners Of Illegally Tinted Vehicles Face ,000 Fine Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 12, 2017 (SKNIS): Traffic authorities are expected to be more vigilant in enforcing national laws regarding the tinting of vehicles in St. Kitts and Nevis. The legally accepted percentage of tint on vehicles is 35

Two in custody following killing of young businessman

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Two in custody following killing of young businessman Basseterre, St. Kitts-Two men are in police custody assisting with the investigations into the shooting death of local businessman Gregory Mills that occurred on Tuesday afternoon. The 29-year –old Mills was gunned down in the Gillard Meadows area of New

Marian Avenue man, Charged and granted bail on gun possession

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Marian Avenue man, Charged and granted bail on gun possession By Monique Washington A Nevisian man who has been charged with gun possession and who has been remanded to her Majesty’s Prison in St. Kitts has been granted bail. The Observer was informed that Loston Allan Nisbett  (Jr) of Marian

All should be treated equally under the law.

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | All should be treated equally under the law. A St.Kitts political leader in the late 1990s told the United StatesDepartment of State that campaign funds were collected from Charles ‘Little Nut’ Miller and others wanted by the United States.These monies were usedto assist with the 1995 election campaign,but

Law enforcement officials in SKN to investigate Ren Biao matter

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Law enforcement officials in SKN to investigate Ren Biao matter By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Local security officials in St. Kitts and Nevis are set to investigate alleged Chinese fugitive Ren Biao who is seeking refuge in St. Kitts and Nevis according to Chinese government officials. The issue

Security over Profitability in the CBI says Dr. Harris

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Security over Profitability in the CBI says Dr. Harris By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Timothy Harris is confident that that the revamped Citizenship By Investment (CBI) program can protect it from criminally obtained money to obtain citizenship and is willing to

Government to introduce bills to address Law and Order

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government to introduce bills to address Law and Order By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The federal government of St. Kitts and Nevis is set to bring 13 bills to Parliament to address issues of law and order and public safety and security later this month. On May 23, the government

St. Kitts may fall short of One million cruise passengers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | St. Kitts may fall short of One million cruise passengers By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-The number of cruise passengers visiting St. Kitts in 2017 is anticipated to fall short of the one million mark this year according to Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant. Mr. Grant explained that there

Ongoing Police Searches Nets Three (3) Illegal Firearms

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Ongoing Police Searches Nets Three (3) Illegal Firearms Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 10, 2017 (RSCNPF): An early morning search operation on Wednesday (May 10) by officers of the Special Services Unit (SSU) in the Conaree area resulted in the seizure of three illegal firearms. The officers while searching a hillside area

Fifteenth (15th) Illegal Firearm Seized, Eight Arrested

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Fifteenth (15th) Illegal Firearm Seized, Eight Arrested Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 09, 2017, (RSCNPF):  An ongoing combined operation by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and its Law Enforcement partners has resulted in the arrest of eight (8) persons and the seizure of two (2)

Autopsy Performed On Diver

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Autopsy Performed On Diver Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 09, 2017(RSCNPF) The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force responded to a report of a sudden death of a diver on Saturday, (May 06). Investigations revealed that while on a diving excursion the victim was seen floating in the

Nevis Health Minister delivers address for Nurses Week 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis Health Minister delivers address for Nurses Week 2017 Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 09, 2017) — The following is an address by Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Mark Brantley, on the occasion of Nurses Week 2017. Good

Nevis Culture Minister Brantley welcomes new NCDF CEO

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis Culture Minister Brantley welcomes new NCDF CEO Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 09, 2017) — Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Culture Hon. Mark Brantley, welcomed Jerome Rawlins, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF) to the position and expressed…

Young Businessman dead in shooting incident

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Young Businessman dead in shooting incident A young businessman in his late 20s is now dead following a shooting incident in the Gillard Medows area in St. Peters on Tuesday afternoon. This publication understands that 27-year-old Gregory Mills lost his life when driving through the area and was

Hunt on for missing teen

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Hunt on for missing teen Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force seeks the assistance of the general public in locating a missing student of the Basseterre High School. Leanna Napoleon 17 years old of Keys village was reported missing after completing some CSEC examinations

Thieves hit Island Purified Water

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Thieves hit Island Purified Water Island Purified Water’s Basseterre outlet on Fort Thomas Road has been the latest victims of burglary Police have confirmed. Details surrounding the incident are still sketchy but this publication understands the matter took place sometime between last night and early this morning. This

Cabinet Meets With Security Forces

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Cabinet Meets With Security Forces Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2017 (SKNIS)—The Cabinet of Ministers led by Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris met with the High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force led by Commissioner Ian Queeley, along with Superintendents

GOVERNOR GENERAL DECLARES “INSIDE GOVERNMENT HOUSE” EXHIBIT OFFICIALLY OPEN Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2017 (SKNIS): Monday, May 08, 2017, was a significant chapter in the history of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis with the official opening of the “Inside Government House” Exhibit at the National Museum in Basseterre. “I am very pleased and honoured to be invited to be a patron of the National Trust…,” said the Governor General, His Excellency Sir Tapley Seaton, as he delivered the feature address. He also mentioned that former Governor General, the late His Excellency Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, was named the first patron of the National Trust. “I am indeed honoured to succeed him in that position” Sir Tapley said. “This exhibition, I think, is quite timely, because featuring “Inside Government House” gives some idea of what I sought to do when in 2015 I put together this leaflet which most of you have this morning. It was intended to show something and to document especially for the schools the question of the history of Government House and some of its occupants. I am privileged to be in that position at this present time and so I wanted to share with citizens and especially young citizens what Governor-General is all about,” he said. The “Inside Government House” exhibit features gifts presented to the Office of the Governor General by officials from around the world. “There will be a national register of gifts…these objects presented to the Governor General were also presented for the benefit of the state,” said Sir Tapley. He noted that it is important not only for locals to come to the museum to learn about their history but for visitors as well to learn about the people and history of St. Kitts and Nevis. The Governor-General emphasized the importance of having an exhibit for persons to learn more about the significance of Government House and the transitions it has gone through over the years. He also pointed out that Government House evolved from an Anglican Church Rectory into the official residence of the Governor General. “Some things that you will see in the exhibit, beyond Government House, are significantly personal…,” said Sir Tapley, adding that the exhibit will have memorabilia from his childhood. He also said that he will be handing over invitation letters to the National Archives that were passed down from his father when his father served as a Federal Senator. The Governor General thanked all in attendance for taking time out of their busy schedule to participate in such a momentous occasion, while declaring the exhibition open. The “Inside Government House” exhibit is now officially open to the public at the National Museum, located in the old Treasury Building. The exhibit features gifts, news articles, photos and other memorabilia from the Governor General’s Office. The public is urged to make time to visit the exhibit before it closes at the end of July this year. -30- Photo#1 L-R: Toni Frederick- Armstrong of the St. Christopher National Trust speaks to the Governor General His Excellency Sir Tapley Seaton Photo #2 L-R: Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, Executive Director of St. Christopher Trust, Rhyllis Percival, H.E. Sir Tapley Seaton

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | GOVERNOR GENERAL DECLARES “INSIDE GOVERNMENT HOUSE” EXHIBIT OFFICIALLY OPEN Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2017 (SKNIS): Monday, May 08, 2017, was a significant chapter in the history of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis with the official opening of the “Inside Government House” Exhibit at the National

New Exhibit Offers A Glimpse “Inside Government House”

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | New Exhibit Offers A Glimpse “Inside Government House” Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2017 (SKNIS): Old passports, historical records and pictures, archived newspaper articles, cups, and other memorabilia from a number of dignitaries are all part of an exhibit entitled “Inside Government House.” The exhibition was opened

Cardin Home Celebrates 90 Years

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Cardin Home Celebrates 90 Years Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2017 (SKNIS): The Cardin Home, which first opened its doors on May 06, 1927, as The Infirmary, is celebrating 90 years. The institution’s goal is to provide quality care and optimal safety, striving to resort and /or

Nevis Tourism Industry veterans urge youths to get involved

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis Tourism Industry veterans urge youths to get involved Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 08, 2017) — Two Nevisian veterans in the Tourism industry on Nevis, are encouraging the island’s youth to get involved the industry. Patterson Flemming, Maître D’ and Velma Jones, Head of Housekeeping at the

Two Customs Officers Arrested for illegal gun smuggling

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Two Customs Officers Arrested for illegal gun smuggling Two active officers of the Customs and Excise Department were on Monday arrested by police officials in St. Kitts and Nevis after they were accused of importing illegal firearms into the federation. The Observer understands that the officers were stripped

Norway’s Ambassador Pledges To Advocate More For SIDS

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Norway’s Ambassador Pledges To Advocate More For SIDS Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 05, 2017 (SKNIS): Norway’s Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad, pledges her commitment and that of her country to be as “constructive and helpful to the federation and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

NIA Tourism official pleased with Hospitality Immersion’s success

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | NIA Tourism official pleased with Hospitality Immersion’s success Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 05, 2017) — Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) John Hanley, expressed satisfaction with the with Hospitality Immersion, a two-day tourism awareness exercise for students, hosted by

Nevis school principals now certified in school safety

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis school principals now certified in school safety Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 05, 2017) — A number of teachers and principals on Nevis are now certified in school safety, following the completion of a three-day School Safety Course which concluded on May 04, 2015. The training was

World Largest Cruise Ship berths at Port Zante

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | World Largest Cruise Ship berths at Port Zante By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Harmony of the Seas, known as the world’s largest cruise ship, made its berthed at Port Zante in Basseterre on Wednesday morning, in what is anticipated to be the inaugural visit of many to

Dr. Harris commends rehabilitation work at HMP

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Dr. Harris commends rehabilitation work at HMP By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The rehabilitation work done at Her Majesties Prison (HMP) has received high praise from Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis and Minister of National Security Dr. Timothy Harris. Dr. Harris spoke at the inaugural Prison

Government respond to allegations from the Chinese Government

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government respond to allegations from the Chinese Government By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is debunking allegations charged by Chinese diplomats that they are harbouring one of their nationals who is on Interpol’s Wanted List The initial allegation came to light

Music Festival line up aimed at North American Demographic

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Music Festival line up aimed at North American Demographic By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The final line up released for the St. Kitts Music Festival was developed to target a North American demographic according to tourism Minister Lindsay Grant. The festival that was established to attract stay over

Doing right.

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Doing right. Two weeks ago, the government of Nevis unveiled the first ever bust, statue if you will, on the island of Nevis.   Fittingly, it was a bust of Dr the Hon. Simeon Daniel, who many feel, is the father of modern day Nevis. It was the right

Government still unsure what to do with old BHS location

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government still unsure what to do with old BHS location By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has yet to determine what would be done with the now abandoned Basseterre High School site that has been unoccupied since 2015. The school that has

Newspaper Cover for 05th May 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Newspaper Cover for 05th May 2017 The post Newspaper Cover for 05th May 2017 appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer.

Customers Encouraged To Take Advantage Of SKELEC’s E-Services

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Customers Encouraged To Take Advantage Of SKELEC’s E-Services Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 03, 2017 (SKNIS):  Officials at the St. Kitts Electricity Company Limited (SKELEC) are encouraging customers to utilize the company’s electronic services via its website https://ebiz.skelec.kn/, as it adds to the ease of paying for services online.

May Designated As SKELEC’S Customer Appreciation Month

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | May Designated As SKELEC’S Customer Appreciation Month Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 03, 2017 (SKNIS):  In its quest to give back to and appreciate customers, the St. Kitts Electricity Company Limited (SKELEC) has declared the month of May as the official month for customer appreciation under the theme:

Graduates Of NEDD’s Training Workshop Equipped To Do Business

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Graduates Of NEDD’s Training Workshop Equipped To Do Business Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 03, 2017 (SKNIS): As plans to establish a Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) in St. Kitts continue, the National Entrepreneurial Development Division (NEDD), in the Ministry of Trade, conducted a two day workshop aimed at training

Commissioner Queeley Recognized As ‘Historic’ Redtrac Graduate

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Commissioner Queeley Recognized As ‘Historic’ Redtrac Graduate Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 03, 2017 (RSCNPF): Commissioner of Police Mr. Ian M. Queeley was recognized by the Regional Drug Training Centre (REDTRAC) as a ‘historic’ Graduate during a brief but very significant ceremony at the 32nd Annual General Meeting and Conference

SKN Deputy Governor General demits office after 23 years

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | SKN Deputy Governor General demits office after 23 years Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 02, 2017) — Deputy Governor General in St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN), His Honour Mr. Eustace John, CMG, has retired. He demitted the office as of April 30, 2017. The Deputy Governor General, informed

Community Involvement Leads To Seizure Of Yet Another Illegal Firearm And Arrest Of Perpetrator

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Community Involvement Leads To Seizure Of Yet Another Illegal Firearm And Arrest Of Perpetrator Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 30, 2017 (RSCNPF): Information received from a concerned citizen on Saturday night(April 29) has resulted in the discovery and seizure of the thirteenth (13) illegal firearm to be found in the

‘Eye Detect’ Bolsters Police Integrity Screening Efforts

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | ‘Eye Detect’ Bolsters Police Integrity Screening Efforts   Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 29, 2017 (RSCNPF):  The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has been presented another tool to utilize in determining the highest standards of integrity its Officers and potential Officers. A system called “Eye Detect”

His Honour Mr. Eustace John Retires As Deputy Governor-general

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | His Honour Mr. Eustace John Retires As Deputy Governor-general Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 30, 2017 (SKNIS): His Honour Mr. Eustace John CMG has with effect from 30th April, 2017, demitted office as Deputy Governor-General for Nevis. By letter dated 25th January, 2017, His Honour Mr. John informed His Excellency

NIA set to construct safer new water taxi pier at Oualie

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | NIA set to construct safer new water taxi pier at Oualie Alexis Jeffers,Minister of Public Infrastructure has told The Observer he expects the government’s new pair project in his St.James constituency to be completed in July of this year. He said the $5 million dollar project funded by

Four undergo historic CONCACAF Course

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Four undergo historic CONCACAF Course By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Four of the top football coaches in St. Kitts and Nevis have been selected by the St. Kitts Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) and by extension CONCACAF to undergo a pilot Train the Trainer coaching course to become coaching

Occupation Health and Safety focus for labour Ministry

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Occupation Health and Safety focus for labour Ministry By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Occupation Health and Safety were put into perspective this week as a workshop was organized as part of the activities commemorating the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The theme for World Day for Safety

Sad trend continues in Cotton Ground of Gun Violence

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Sad trend continues in Cotton Ground of Gun Violence By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Two more victims are dead because of gun violence. The community of Cotton Ground reeled from the impact of the deaths late Tuesday afternoon. Reports reached The Observer that Shariff Williams, 25, of Colquolouns

Work set to begin on New BHS

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Work set to begin on New BHS By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-Initial work on the new Basseterre High School is set to get underway shortly according to education Minister Shawn Richards. Mr. Richards said the planned construction of the school could see significant moves being made in

PAM committed to People’s Empowerment says Richards

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | PAM committed to People’s Empowerment says Richards By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-Leader of the Peoples Action Movement (PAM) Shawn Richards says empowerment of people and their development is still the government’s major aim while they are in office. Mr. Richards speaking at his party’s convention on Sunday at PAM

Sugar Boyz to return to Europe

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Sugar Boyz to return to Europe By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The St. Kitts and Nevis national Football team is expected to make another trip to Europe to play two international friendlies later this year in their first action for 2017. In November 2015 the national side pulled

MY LORD’S GRACE – by Jessica Bardales

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | MY LORD’S GRACE – by Jessica Bardales I have a terrible voice. It’s a fact! I know by the way my children roll their eyes and try to help me to get the right tune or whisper the correct words or by how my husband gently turns on

Labour Minister Engages In Forum Exploring Best Practices To Promote Employment Opportunities For Youth

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Labour Minister Engages In Forum Exploring Best Practices To Promote Employment Opportunities For Youth Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 27, 2017 (SKNIS):  A delegation comprising of the Honourable Vance Amory, Minister of Labour, and Shernel James, Labour Commissioner, are currently in Paraguay attending the Meeting of the Working

Youth Challenge To Tap Into Creative Skills

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Youth Challenge To Tap Into Creative Skills Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 27, 2017 (SKNIS):  Primary school students throughout the federation are encouraged to tap into their creative minds, as their creations can someday yield many benefits. Nicola St. Catherine, Assistant Registrar – Intellectual Property (IP) Office, said

St. Kitts And Nevis Boasts A Long History Of Vaccination

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | St. Kitts And Nevis Boasts A Long History Of Vaccination Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 26, 2017 (SKNIS): “The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has a long and positive history of health promotion and preservation through the administration of vaccines,” said the Hon. Wendy Phipps, Minister of State with responsibility

Closing The Federation’s Immunization Gap Is Vital, Says Minister Phipps

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Closing The Federation’s Immunization Gap Is Vital, Says Minister Phipps Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 25, 2017 (SKNIS):  The Honourable Senator Wendy Phipps, Minister with responsibility for Health, said that although the federation has made significant strides as it relates to vaccination, “there are a number of challenges

Improved Data Collection And Analysis To Enhance Workplace Safety

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Improved Data Collection And Analysis To Enhance Workplace Safety Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 25, 2017 (SKNIS): The Department of Labour in St. Kitts has taken steps to improve its data collection and analysis in keeping with efforts to advance the decent work agenda, which calls for opportunities

Climate Change Models Dominate Week Two Of Training For Stakeholders

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Climate Change Models Dominate Week Two Of Training For Stakeholders Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 25, 2017 (SKNIS):  The second week of training for stakeholders attending the eight day National Training Workshop in the Use of Climate Models for Decision Making has narrowed the focus on a number of tools designed to build

Two Dead following Shooting in Cotton Ground

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Two Dead following Shooting in Cotton Ground Basseterre, St. Kitts-In just a little over a week following the shooting of two ladies in Cotton Ground that led to one losing their lives that community has been rocked again with another shooting incident that has resulted in another two

Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris Expresses Condolences to the Brisbane Family on the Passing of its Patriarch, Mr. Charles Brisbane OBE

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris Expresses Condolences to the Brisbane Family on the Passing of its Patriarch, Mr. Charles Brisbane OBE Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris on Monday evening extended heartfelt condolences to the Brisbane family of Basseterre, on

Killing of mother of two a “cause for concern” says Amory

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Killing of mother of two a “cause for concern” says Amory by Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Two infants in Nevis are now motherless after the killing of their mother 28-year-old Morella Webbe of Cotton Ground in a shooting incident  on Easter Monday that also saw her friend Sonia Grant nursing

Local Student Aisha Griffin Receives National Honour

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Local Student Aisha Griffin Receives National Honour Charlotte Amalie High School Student recognized for superior achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars Atlanta, GA – The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that student Aisha Griffin from St. Thomas, VI, has been selected to

Yam the feature for restaurant week 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Yam the feature for restaurant week 2017 By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The root call yam will be the featured food for this year’s restaurant week that would be hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Tourism in July. Speaking at a launch ceremony for the

Conaree taste success in Easter cup triumph

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Conaree taste success in Easter cup triumph By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-So Island Auto Conaree are Easter Cup Champions of the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) following an epic comeback against the Garden Hotspurs on Saturday evening at Warner Park. Both teams got to the final after

Second pier construction to start in June

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Second pier construction to start in June By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Construction on the second cruise pier in St. Kitts and Nevis in set to begin in two months’ time according to Minister of Public Infrastructure and transport Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd’. Mr. Liburd indicated that construction would

SKN in the hunt for more medal at World Relays

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | SKN in the hunt for more medal at World Relays By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Five athletes and one coach from St. Kitts and Nevis have been selected to represent the federation at the third biennial IAAF World Relay Championships to be held this weekend in the Bahamas.

Record and Gold Medal Standout for SKN at CARIFTA

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Record and Gold Medal Standout for SKN at CARIFTA By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is celebrating High Jumper Jermaine Francis who was not only successful in defending his U20 High Jump title at the recently concluded CARIFTA Games held in Curacao

Handball training on going in St. Kitts and Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Handball training on going in St. Kitts and Nevis By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Officers of the department of sports and school teachers from St. Kitts and Nevis are currently undergoing training in Handball put on by the St. Kitts Hand Ball Association with view of an inaugural

Dominican Republic author wins Caribbean literature prize

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Dominican Republic author wins Caribbean literature prize The Guadeloupe Regional Authority congratulates Rita Indiana, winner of the “Grand Prix LittéraireRégion Guadeloupe” Rita Indiana Hernández POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe — Dominican Republic author Rita Indiana Hernández was awarded the Grand Prix LittéraireRégion Guadeloupe on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the fifth Caribbean Writers

Caribbean Journal Reader’s Choice Names Nevis as #1 Destination for Romance

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Caribbean Journal Reader’s Choice Names Nevis as #1 Destination for Romance CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Nevis Tourism Board is proud to announce that it has been awarded the top spot in the Reader’s Choice award for Most Romantic Caribbean Island for 2017. http://www.caribjournal.com/2017/04/10/caribbeans-romantic-islands-readers-choice-2017/ Lover’s Beach

Newspaper Cover for 21st April 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Newspaper Cover for 21st April 2017 The post Newspaper Cover for 21st April 2017 appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer.

National Trust Organization Calls For Greater Collaboration

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | National Trust Organization Calls For Greater Collaboration Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 20, 2017 (SKNIS): The St. Christopher National Trust (SCNT) is proud of the relationships it has formed with public and private sector agencies as it works to protect and safeguard the heritage of St. Kitts. The

SKNAAA Thanks Government For Unwavering Support

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | SKNAAA Thanks Government For Unwavering Support Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 19, 2017 (SKNIS): The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has been applauded for its continued investment in sports development, which provides many positive and enriching opportunities for young people. This was stressed on Tuesday, April 18,

Police Launch Radio Program To Connect With Community

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Launch Radio Program To Connect With Community Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 19, 2017 (RSCNPF):  The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police in its continued efforts to dialogue with the community in ways to improve our crime fighting strategies and in keeping with our objectives of

Local Cuisine Is A Magnet For Tourists

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Local Cuisine Is A Magnet For Tourists Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 18, 2017 (SKNIS):  Carlene Henry-Morton, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, said that it is important to showcase the federation’s talent, in particular, its local cuisine, as it is deemed a magnet to the many

Licensing Authority on Nevis issues traffic flow guidelines for Unveiling Ceremony of the Bust of the Right Excellent Dr. Sir. Simeon Daniel

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Licensing Authority on Nevis issues traffic flow guidelines for Unveiling Ceremony of the Bust of the Right Excellent Dr. Sir. Simeon Daniel Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 18, 2017) — The following is a notice from the St. Christopher and Nevis Royal Police Force Nevis Division regarding traffic

Law Enforcement Officer Arrested And Charged, Commissioner Committed To Upholding Good Order And Discipline

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Law Enforcement Officer Arrested And Charged, Commissioner Committed To Upholding Good Order And Discipline Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 18, 2017 (RSCNPF): A Special Constable (Recruit) assigned to the Basseterre Police Station was arrested and charged on Thursday afternoon (April 13) for the offences of Driving without a

Yam To Be Showcased For Restaurant Week 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Yam To Be Showcased For Restaurant Week 2017 Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 18, 2017 (SKNIS):  The Department of Agriculture joins with the Ministry of Tourism in launching the third annual Restaurant Week which will kick off from July 19-30 with this year’s super food being yam. “Yam is very

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hit St Kitts and Nevis Early Monday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hit St Kitts and Nevis Early Monday A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 hit St Kitts and Nevis during the early Monday. There are no reports of  damage. This is the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Unit .They say the tremor was recorded at 1:23

One dead, one injured in pre-dawn shooting in Cotton Ground

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | One dead, one injured in pre-dawn shooting in Cotton Ground Basseterre,  St. Kitts- A shooting incident in Nevis has left one female dead and another nursing injuries at the Alexandra Hospital. The victims have been identified as Morella Webbe who succumbed to her injuries and Sonia Grant (34),

One dead in horrific White Gate accident

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | One dead in horrific White Gate accident Basseterre, St. Kitts- An individual in St. Kitts lost  his life this afternoon following a traffic accident in the White Gate area. Information reaching The Observer indicates that the vehicle collided with a tree while traversing in that area. This publication

Driver released without charge in latest road fatality case

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Driver released without charge in latest road fatality case By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts- The driver of the vehicle that collided with Charles Ashleigh Browne and led to his death on the scene has been released by police without being charged but the investigations in the matter are ongoing. Last Friday

End The Smear campaign against Harris

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | End The Smear campaign against Harris The Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Vance Amory, on several occasions praised the leadership of Prime Minister Dr.TheHon.Timothy Harris. He described Dr.Harris as easy to deal with,,afriend,who is always willing to help with anything for the people of Nevis. We have confidence in

SIDF recovering funds says PM

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | SIDF recovering funds says PM By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation is recovering some of its finances that were given out through its various programs during the last administration. That’s according to Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Timothy Harris who said the

Next Gen. SKN athletes to face Caribbean counter parts

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Next Gen. SKN athletes to face Caribbean counter parts By loshaundixon   Basseterre, St. Kitts-The next generation of athletic talent hailing from St. Kitts and Nevis will be on show this weekend, competing against the best young athletes from the Caribbean, when a contingent of 12 teenage prodigies

Dr. Harris issue warning over campaign funds claim

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Dr. Harris issue warning over campaign funds claim By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Timothy Harris is issuing a warning to individuals over allegations of unaccounted campaign funds levelled by former People’s Labour Party executive members Speaking last week at his

Sir Cuthbert Sebastian given final salute

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Sir Cuthbert Sebastian given final salute By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kittsi-Members of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis said their final goodbye to Sir Cuthbert Sebastian GCMG OBE KStJ ED, former Governor General who was laid to rest on Monday. Mr. Sebastian died March 25 at his home and was buried

Richards’s issues challenge to female athletes

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Richards’s issues challenge to female athletes By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-Minister of Sports in St. Kitts and Nevis Shawn Richards has issued a challenge to female athletes in the federation to ensure they have a larger presence representing the Federation. Mr. Richards, speaking to young athletes recently

Newspaper Cover for 14th April 2017

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Man robbed and shot in Boyds

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Man robbed and shot in Boyds Basseterre, St. Kitts-A man was injured by gunshot following in an apparent robbery in Boyd’s Village on Saturday Afternoon.  The Police Violent Crimes Unit is investigating the robbery and shooting incident that took place at about 1:30pm on Saturday afternoon.   Information reaching

Eric To Run In Gingerland

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Eric To Run In Gingerland Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture In the Nevis Island Administration Eric Evelyn has been tipped to replace outgoing area representative The Hon. Vance Amory who has indicated that he is exiting elective politic and would not run for another term when

Electoral reform still on in 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Electoral reform still on in 2017 By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The electoral reform process in St. Kitts and Nevis has been given a priority attention by the Attorney General of St. Kitts and Nevis in an effort to have an enumeration process underway this year. Speaking at

CEMSS Wins 24th Track and Field title

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | CEMSS Wins 24th Track and Field title By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-For the 24th time in 41 years and for the fourth time in a row, Charles E Mills Secondary School (CEMSS),  is once again winners of the  TDC Inter-School, continuing its track and field supremacy across the three

Dr. Harris boasts of Economic performance

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Dr. Harris boasts of Economic performance By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts- Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Timothy Harris is boasting of his government’s  financial successes since taking office in 2015 that has led to a 13 percent reduction in public debt and growth in the Gross

Last Meet at ET Willet Park a success

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Last Meet at ET Willet Park a success By loshaundixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Meet Director of the Gulf Insurance Primary Schools Championship or the Mini Olympics Lester Blackett held on Wednesday is hailing the 25th staging of the meet and last at ET willet Park as a success as thousands came out to

Open days and openness

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Open days and openness We offer our heartfelt congratulations to the Nevis Island Administration, the Ministry and Department of Agriculture and all participants on the hosting of its latest Agricultural Open Day.  Truth be told, it is more of an Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition than an Open Day,

Periscope

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Periscope Three senior Labour Party ministers exited office and charged that theY found Former Prime Minister Denzil Douglas difficult to work with. First to leave was Dwyer Astaphan. who left office July 31th,2008. In a press release Mr. Astarphan issued to the media July 5 ,2008 , Mr.

Police Officers get Polygraph tested

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Officers get Polygraph tested By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Police Officers in St. Kitts and Nevis have begun undergoing polygraph testing as was promised by Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley earlier this year. Responding to The  Observer’s question at a recent Prime Minister press conference Deputy Commissioner

Premier Amory Encourages Children To Be The Difference In Reducing Anti-Social Activities

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Premier Amory Encourages Children To Be The Difference In Reducing Anti-Social Activities Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 05, 2017 (SKNIS): Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister in the Federal Cabinet, Honourable Vance Amory, has encouraged the hundreds of children that participated in an anti-crime march and rally on Tuesday (April

Remarkable Teens To Undergo Training For Personal And National Development

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Remarkable Teens To Undergo Training For Personal And National Development Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 05, 2017 (SKNIS): Beginning this weekend, the 2016-2017 class of the 25 Most Remarkable Teens in St. Kitts and Nevis will be exposed to further training. The training, which is being spearheaded by the Department

Opening ceremony for Nevis’ 25th Gulf Insurance Primary School Championships takes place ahead of games

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Opening ceremony for Nevis’ 25th Gulf Insurance Primary School Championships takes place ahead of games Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 04, 2017) — The 25th edition of the Gulf Insurance Primary School Championships on Nevis dubbed “Mini Olympics”, commences on April 04, 2017, with a parade of athletes through Charlestown.

Senior Officers Slated To Undergo Advanced Security Screening Using Most Recent Technology Available

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Senior Officers Slated To Undergo Advanced Security Screening Using Most Recent Technology Available Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 04, 2017 (RSCNPF): As the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force continues the transformation into a modern day Police Service; one built on integrity and service delivery, new policies and protocols

Labour Department To Focus On Boosting Youth Employment

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Labour Department To Focus On Boosting Youth Employment Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 03, 2017 (SKNIS): Strategies to boost employment for young people and to enhance the quality of jobs that come to the Department of Labour are key areas that will be addressed over the next six

Man injured in Bath Village Shooting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Man injured in Bath Village Shooting Basseterre, St. Kitts- Police officers in Nevis are investigating a shooting incident in Bath Village that has left one individual nursing gunshot wounds. The victim is said to have suffered injuries to his leg following an altercation with two unknown assailants and is currently

Delayed or derailed?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Delayed or derailed? Nevis Premier the Hon. Vance W. Amory wants things done by the book and in a constitutional way. In what appeared to be a reversal of plans, Mr. Amory made a stern speech to his party’s caucus held Sunday March 26, chastising the gathering of 100

‘Zack’ calls for reintroduction of 4-H values

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | ‘Zack’ calls for reintroduction of 4-H values By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-A Federation historian has called for a reintroduction of organizations like 4-H into the communities to restore moral and ethical values to young people. Winston ‘Zack’ Nisbett, nicknamed the Doctor of Culture, in an exclusive interview with The Observer said

Removal of Corn beef on shelves ordered in SKN

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Removal of Corn beef on shelves ordered in SKN By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Federation has imposed a temporary ban on meat products coming from Brazil and has called for removal of all corned beef originating from that country from supermarket shelves. The  National Agriculture, Health and Food

Winners Announced For Nevis Cross Channel Swim 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Winners Announced For Nevis Cross Channel Swim 2017 By S. Williams The bad news is that there were losers as well as winners in the 16th Nevis Cross Channel Swim Sunday. The good news is there were no sharks or barracuda that took part in the race. In the

Harris, Douglas and Simmonds remember Sebastian

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Harris, Douglas and Simmonds remember Sebastian By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Three men in St. Kitts and Nevis who have served as Prime Minister have paid tribute to former Governor General Sir Cuthbert Sebastian who passed away Saturday evening at his home on Cayon Street, Basseterre. Mr. Sebastian was 95

Dr.William Connor Primary repeats

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Dr.William Connor Primary repeats By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Dr. William Connor Primary School trounced their competitors at the 2017 Rams Primary School Championships to capture their second straight title. The over 600 primary school students participated in a weekend of track and field action in front

One charged, one firearm removed following bloody four days

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | One charged, one firearm removed following bloody four days By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-One individual has been charged and another illegal firearm has been removed from the streets following a bloody four days that produced three homicides in St. Kitts and Nevis. After a lull in violent

Public half-holiday announced for 2017 Inter-Primary Schools Championship

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Public half-holiday announced for 2017 Inter-Primary Schools Championship NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 29, 2017) — The following is a notice from the Premier’s Ministry, regarding a public half-holiday on Nevis. Deputy Governor-General His Honour Mr. Eustace John CMG, acting on the advice of the Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration

Fatal Shooting in Newton Ground

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Fatal Shooting in Newton Ground Basseterre, St. Kitts- The federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has recorded another homicide with the shooting death of an individual  in Newton Ground on Tuesday evening shortly after 9:00p.m. Details surrounding the incident are still sketchy, but The Observer understands that the

Amory Delays Brantley’s Ascension

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Amory Delays Brantley’s Ascension In what appeared to be a reversal of plans, Nevis’ Premier The Honorable Vance W. Amory gave a stern speech to his party’s caucus held last Sunday March 26 at Mount Nevis Hotel. He chastised the gathering of about 100 persons of which at least a

St. Kitts And Nevis Holds National Consultation On The Basel Convention

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | St. Kitts And Nevis Holds National Consultation On The Basel Convention Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 27, 2017 (SKNIS):  Approximately twenty persons representing various governmental and non-governmental stakeholder agencies assembled at the Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI) to participate in a one-day national consultation workshop on the Basel Convention

Youth Policy Symposium Expected To Be Exciting And Interactive

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Youth Policy Symposium Expected To Be Exciting And Interactive Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 27, 2017 (SKNIS): Stakeholders attending the National Consultation on the Federal Youth Policy 2017-2022 on Tuesday (March 28) can look forward to an exciting and interactive meeting that at the end will outline steps to meet the needs

Nevis Mourns The Death of P.S. Carl Williams

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis Mourns The Death of P.S. Carl Williams The Observer joins the rest of Nevis in mourning the unexpected passing of Carl Williams, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Culture and Information at the Nevis Island Administration. Williams, a former teacher and principal, was a well respected

Police Records Second Gun Related Death in Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Records Second Gun Related Death in Nevis The RSCNPF has confirmed reports of another gun related death which took place around 4pm on Sunday 26th March 2017. Dead is twenty-three year old Rondel Chapman, a male resident of Rawlins Village who was shot by unknown assailants while

Minor killed by brother in Basseterre

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Minor killed by brother in Basseterre Basseterre, St. Kitts-Police are investigation the stabbing incident that occurred on Saturday evening that resulted in the death of a 15 year old. the incident occurred  at about 10.00 pm on Saturday  in  Janet Alley in McKnight Village, following an altercation between the

Federation mourns death of another former Head of State

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Federation mourns death of another former Head of State  Basseterre, St. Kitts-For the second time this month the federation of St Kitts and Nevis is mourning the loss of a former Head of State following the death of former Governor General Sir Cuthbert Sebastian The Observer understands that

Candidate Pleased With Nomination To CCM Executive

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Candidate Pleased With Nomination To CCM Executive By S. Williams The Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) party executive recently met to nominate persons for the party’s new top executives. Party Chairperson Steadmond Tross confirmed that the Hon. Mark Brantley was nominated by Hon. Alexis Jeffers to serve as Party Leader

PM Harris concerned about readiness of mass deportation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | PM Harris concerned about readiness of mass deportation By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The impact of potential criminals being deported from the USA and Europe to the Caribbean is drawing concerns from the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis. The Prime Minister raised his concerns recently and admitted that

Hard lessons

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Hard lessons Was it coincidence or providence that after we contacted Social Security for data for the editorial that was presented in last issue; that the said issue contained an article by John Duffy about the British pension system?Perhaps not. The United Nations has declared that pensions are

Christophe Harbour donates medical supplies

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Christophe Harbour donates medical supplies By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Pogson Medical Facility in Sandy Point has benefitted from the donation of new equipment from the Christophe Harbour Foundation to assist the facility in it healthcare delivery in Sandy Point  and surrounding communities. A delivery bed, four cardiac

Aquatic Sports ready for 59th meeting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Aquatic Sports ready for 59th meeting By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Preparations are progressing smoothly for the popular Easter Monday tradition of the Basil Henderson Easter Monday Aquatic Sports meet to be held in Basseterre. The meet is set to take place on Monday April 17 at the ferry terminal

NIA Launches New Radio Program Government At Work

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | NIA Launches New Radio Program Government At Work By S. Williams ‘Government At Work’ is the name of a new radio program that will reach the citizens of the Federation, said Keith Scarborough, Public Relations Office at the Nevis Island Administration. “The whole purpose of the show is

Is a meat ban from Brazil on the table in SKN?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Is a meat ban from Brazil on the table in SKN? By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-With many countries imposing bans on importing meat from Brazil, the question remains on what will be done in St. Kitts and Nevis? As of press time, no formal indication has been made from

The Importance of Co-Parenting; and How to make it work.

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | The Importance of Co-Parenting; and How to make it work. Becoming a parent is considered one of life’s most cheerful moments, one in which our hearts and minds are filled with love and endless hope. However, as the months and years pass, reality sinks in and we realize

Hundreds Turn Out For Women Empowerment Rally

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Hundreds Turn Out For Women Empowerment Rally By S. Williams ‘BeBoldForChange,’ campaign theme for the 2017 International Women’s Day celebration, was one of many slogans appearing on t-shirts worn by women as they demonstrated in a street march Wednesday that ended in a rally at The Villa grounds in Nevis. Junior Minister in

Nevis’ Deputy Premier Challenges Participants At Historic Women’s Forum To Come Up With Meaningful Strategies For Advancement Of Women In Sub-Region

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis’ Deputy Premier Challenges Participants At Historic Women’s Forum To Come Up With Meaningful Strategies For Advancement Of Women In Sub-Region Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 22, 2017) — Hon. Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister responsible for Social Development,  challenged participants  at the Sub-Regional Women’s

Improving Productivity Remains High On National Agenda

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Improving Productivity Remains High On National Agenda Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 22, 2017 (SKNIS): Improving productivity for Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) is the focus of a national workshop being held at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel on Thursday (March 22). The event is organized by the Chamber of

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