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August 19, 2017

St. Kitts & Nevis

Newspaper Cover for 18th August 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The post Newspaper Cover for 18th August 2017 appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Newspaper Cover for 18th August 2017

ECTEL member states to undergo telecommunications reform

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Quincy Prentice, director of the ECTEL Board of Directors     ECTEL member states to undergo telecommunications reform From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The five member states of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) are currently undergoing a process of reform to update the telecommunications

Deputy clerk of National Assembly attends regional conference in Tobago

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     Deputy clerk of National Assembly attends regional conference in Tobago From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Sonia Boddie-Thompson, deputy clerk of the St. Christopher and Nevis National Assembly, is currently in Tobago representing the federal Parliament at the 18th Biennial Conference of Presiding Officers and Clerks of

Local fishermen benefit from training courses

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Participants at the Basic Fisher Training Course Photo: Director of the Department of Marine Resources, Marc Williams   Local fishermen benefit from training courses From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Fisher folk are set to benefit from a series of four-day Basic Fisher Training Courses (BFTC), the

Corporate partners on board with Police Summer Youth Camp

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo:  PM Harris with officials from Ross University   Corporate partners on board with Police Summer Youth Camp From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The inaugural Police Summer Youth Camp has a wide variety of activities to keep the 200 participants positively engaged during the next two

Airport, ferry terminal renovations to improve passenger comfort

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Minister of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport, Ian Liburd   Airport, ferry terminal renovations to improve passenger comfort From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Travelers can expect a more comfortable environment at the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw (RLB) International Airport and the ferry terminal once renovations

PM Harris team meets with security personnel

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   PM Harris team meets with security personnel From press unit of the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, who serves as prime minister and minister of national security, and National Security Advisor Maj. Gen. Stewart Saunders met with

Two years after death and still no charges

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Two years after death and still no charges By Monique Jeffers   Almost two years after shooting to death a juvenile in Nevis, Constable Zaviel Jeffers, a member of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, has had no charges placed against him despite the director

Public Accounts Committee Bill passes

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Members of the government benches   Public Accounts Committee Bill passes From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – After two days of intense debate among parliamentarians in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Public Accounts Committee Bill 2017 was passed into law Aug. 11 in the House of

Nevis’ Ag department holds watermelon sale Tuesday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Watermelons cultivated on Nevis (file photo)   Photo: Eric Evelyn, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture (file photo)   Nevis’ Ag department holds watermelon sale Tuesday From NIA   CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Department of Agriculture wants the public to take advantage of its sale

Winner of 2017 Independence Theme Competition driven by patriotism

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Donnette Dyer-Maloney won the 2017 Independence theme competition.   Winner of 2017 Independence Theme Competition driven by patriotism From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The winner of the 2017 Independence theme competition, Donnette Dyer-Maloney, said that she was driven by a sense of patriotism when she

Amory assures PAC Bill includes measures to protect public servants

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Senior Minister Amory supports the passage of the Public Accounts Committee Bill 2017   Amory assures PAC Bill includes measures to protect public servants From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Honourable Vance Amory, senior minister and minister responsible for labour in the federal government, said

Liburd updates Parliament on bus terminal construction, upgrade

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Ian Liburd, minister of public infrastructure, posts, urban development and transport   Liburd updates Parliament on bus terminal construction, upgrade From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The minister of public infrastructure, the Honourable Ian Liburd, gave updates on the work to be done on the East

Beaten, robbed ‘John Doe’ identified

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Hours after the festivities for Culturama 43 ended, an injured  man was brought to the Alexandra Hospital Aug. 9 and was warded as a “John Doe.” He has officially now been identified as Elmos Wilkes. The Observer understands that on Wednesday, Wilkes was picked up by police officers

Nonprofit group, family of slain youth still seeking justice

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Almost two years after Philo Wallace, 17, was allegedly gunned down by an off duty police officer, the chair of the Foundation of Social Concerns says “they are still seeking justice.” The Foundation of Social Concerns, a nonprofit organization recently merged with another nonprofit called Save SKN, is

NEVLEC prepares to hand over power responsibilities Aug. 23

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer With the announcement of another planned power outage Aug. 8, acting manager Jervan Swanston said in a statement that the installment of the recently purchased 3.85 megawatt engine will be completed by Aug. 23, with a commission date of Aug. 28. This announcement reinforces the message of patience

DigicelPlay customers ‘compensated’ on next bill

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer DigicelPlay customers will be compensated on their next month bill for service lost due to outages caused through the company. This past week, DigicelPlay informed its customers that their accounts will be credited by $10 for inconveniences, noting that the “outages calculated are strictly those caused through the

Patriots make strong start to CPL

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite has powered the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots to a commanding start to the 2017 Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Patriots’ campaign began Aug. 6 with a four-wicket victory against the 2017 finalist Guyana Amazon Warriors in Lauderhill,

PM Harris claims fears of tendering procedures unfounded

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, has indicated that all tender procedures have been followed regarding the construction of the new Basseterre High School (BHS), after some posed questions as to why overseas contractors were offered the

14th Annual Summer Internship Training Program closes

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The 14th annual Summer Internship Training Program hosted by the Department of Youth and Sports on Nevis officially closed Aug. 11 after 52 school leavers took part and 51 were placed on job sites. On Wednesday, the Observer spoke with the director of the department, Zahnela Claxton, who

Three bills introduced at National Assembly

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The sitting of the National Assembly held Aug. 10 involved an advancement in the current governments good governance agenda by the second tabling of three bills: the Public Accounts Committee Bill, The Escrow Accounts Bill and the Legal Profession Amendment Bill, among others. The Public Accounts Committee Bill

PM Harris denies knowing about second Chinese fugitive

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, has denied knowing of a second Chinese national with St. Kitts and Nevis economic citizenship wanted by Interpol was allowed entry into St. Kitts and Nevis. In early July, multiple local

Culturama 43: King dethroned, bonus points crowns queen

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nevis’ Culturama 43 might go down as the biggest Culturama thus far, with a week of exciting activities and entertainment with seven crowns being up for grabs. This year’s event was held under the theme “Our Festival. Our Legacy. Culturama 43.” The first competition for the season was

St. Kitts to host Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts to host Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum Themed “Good for Us, Better for All,” the Sept. 6-8 St. Kitts Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum will be held in observance of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and will bring together local, regional, and international representatives

Tourism minister welcomes Taiwanese investors

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Minister Grant (left) receives token from His Excellency George T. K. Li, Leader of the Delegation   Photo: Group shot of attendees   Tourism minister welcomes Taiwanese investors From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The minister of tourism, the Honourable Lindsay Grant, welcomed some 30-plus investors from

Newspaper Cover for 11th August 2017

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Risk assessments on Brazilian pork suggested

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Eugene Hamilton, the minister of agriculture, human settlement, cooperatives and environment   Risk assessments on Brazilian pork suggested From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The minister of agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, disclosed in Parliament Aug. 10 that the chief veterinary officer has recommended

Police eager to welcome 200 children to inaugural camp

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer SKNIS: Constable Percival has a long history of engaging youth      Police eager to welcome 200 children to inaugural camp From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Organizers of the Police Summer Camp have welcomed the excitement surrounding the inaugural activity and the eagerness of participants to

Harris calls Public Accounts Committee Bill ‘historic’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Prime Minister Harris said that the Public Accounts Committee Bill is a “historic bill in the context of St. Kitts and Nevis”.   Harris calls Public Accounts Committee Bill  ‘historic’ From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Public Accounts Committee Bill, which had its second reading at

Zuliani family donates $70K to St. Christopher Children’s Home

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Zuliani family donates $70K to St. Christopher Children’s Home From the press unit of the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – John Zuliani, son of the late Alceo “Archie” Zuliani, continued his family’s longstanding tradition of making charitable contributions to the St. Christopher

NEVLEC to celebrate 17th anniversary with week of activities

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Paulette Hanley, administrative assistant at the Nevis Electricity Company Limited and chairman of its 17th Anniversary Planning Committee NEVLEC to celebrate 17th anniversary with week of activities From NIA   CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Plans are afoot for the observance of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited’s (NEVLEC) 17th

Joint investigation collaboration brings about arrest of alleged defrauder

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Joint investigation collaboration brings about arrest of alleged defrauder From the U.S. Embassy, Barbados   The Diplomatic Security Service’s Regional Security Office at the United States Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, collaborated with the Royal Barbados Police Force in a two-year joint investigation of Barbadian fugitive Hainsley Browne,

U.S. Embassy youth ambassadors to participate in U.S.-sponsored leadership program

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The 2017 Eastern Caribbean Youth Ambassadors (left to right) Gary Telesford; Reon King; Adero Daniel; Reiba-Marie Baltimore (mentor); U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS Linda Taglialatela; Nakiya Toussaint; Kevie Frederick; Jahnika Francis; and Nathan Francis.   U.S. Embassy youth ambassadors to participate in U.S.-sponsored

Gov-Gen. Seaton resting comfortably

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Gov-Gen. Seaton resting comfortably From SKNIS   On Aug. 6, the governor-general of St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Sir. S.W. Tapley Seaton GCMG, CVO, QC, JP, was hospitalized as he recovers from what’s called “a mild illness.” By extension, a spokesperson from the JNF General Hospital

CDF Grant ensures further ‘De Strip’ development

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   CDF Grant ensures further ‘De Strip’ development From the press unit of the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Development on the South Frigate Bay Beach Enhancement Project, popularly known as “De Strip,” is set to enter a new phase after the government

SKN marks 47th anniversary of Christena disaster

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer By Noella Swaby, Observer intern, with Kenan Dudley On Aug. 1 outside of Hamilton House, a gathering of people grieved and remembered a fateful day that occurred many years ago. The peaceful morning had the visitors reminiscing of a not-so-peaceful event that happened Aug. 1, 1970 – a

12th Annual Fruit Festival kicks off today

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The heart of Charlestown will come alive today for the annual Department of Agriculture Fruit Festival. Now in its 12th year, the annual event will be held at the D.R Walwyn Plaza in Charlestown from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. The theme said is one that has been used

Government still committed to reversing Land For Debt Swap

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The government of St. Kitts and Nevis is still committed to reversing the Land for Debt swap passed by the previous administration, but admitted that the best solution for the country will be adopted. At his most recent press conference on Wednesday, the prime

Culturama 43 contest winners come out strong

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Charlestown, Nevis – Not even two hours after the Culturama festival officially opened July 27, the competition was on. The Junior Kaiso Contest was the first event held at the Cultural Village and Terron “Invincible” Webb was declared the winner after 11 Junior Kaisos fought hard to take

SKN Patriots set for another CPL campaign

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots are set for another Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign, securing final roster spots as well as participating in warm-up games. The team had a warm-up game in Nevis on Saturday, in Antigua on the following day and is

St. Kitts and Nevis Red Cross water safety program ends

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Almost 100 children in Nevis successfully completed a water safety program hosted by the St. Kitts and Nevis Red Cross Nevis Branch. The two-week water safety ended Friday and was held at Mosquito Bay. Speaking with the Observer on Friday, Red Cross instructor and health educator Nurse Roxanne

Ren Biao returned to China on his own

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer One of China’s most wanted men, Ren Biao, has returned to China amidst accusations of forgery and fraud and handed himself over to police. This concludes months of blame being tossed between the Unity government and opposition leaders over the handling of the situation. Biao originally arrived in

PM Harris speaks on gun violence

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – In an ongoing effort to speak out against gun violence in the federation, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris has spent much of the week of July 30-Aug. 6 speaking to local families and leaders urging them to speak out if they have information that

Public debt reduced by 13 percent

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, has disclosed that the public debt of St. Kitts and Nevis has been reduced by 13 percent and grew the federations economic pie by 9 percent. Harris made the announcement during

National assembly to bring fruitful debate Aug. 10

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   National assembly to bring fruitful debate Aug. 10 From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris,  announced that various bills, including the Public Accounts Committee Bill, the Escrow Accounts Bill, as well as the Legal Profession Amendment Bill, will be

Opening of mental health center delayed

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     Opening of mental health center delayed From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Honourable Senator Wendy Phipps, minister of state with responsibility for health, disclosed at the prime minister’s monthly press conference Aug. 2 that there are some telecommunications, security and human resource challenges that

Manifesto commitment of a new BHS coming to fruition

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Manifesto commitment of a new BHS coming to fruition From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Team Unity manifesto promise of building a new Basseterre High School is coming into fruition, says the prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, at his monthly press conference Aug.

Premier Amory speaks on passing of Eustace John

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: The Honourable Vance Amory, the premier of Nevis and leader of the Nevis Island Administration   Photo 2: Eustace John, the late former deputy governor-general of Nevis (file photo)     Premier Amory speaks on passing of Eustace John From NIA   CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The

CIU head expects stronger ranking in next CBI index

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   CIU head expects stronger ranking in next CBI index From the press unit of the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme was recently ranked second best in the world, behind only Dominica, and while

Warren Hazel SKN’s lone representative at world championships

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Coach Lonzo Wilkinson and Warren Hazel   Warren Hazel SKN’s lone representative at world championships By Loshaun Dixon   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The federation of St. Kitts and Nevis will be represented by lone athlete Warren Hazel at the IAAF World Championships in London beginning Friday,

NEVLEC technicians training to operate new Wӓrtsilӓ engine

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo caption: The Hon. Alexis Jeffers, minister of public utilities on Nevis, spoke at the start of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited’s training session for the Wӓrtsilӓ 3.85 megawatt engine July 31 at the Prospect Power Plant meeting room   Photo caption: Ongoing installation work of the Wӓrtsilӓ

NIA announces availability of Rhodes Scholarship 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Nevis Island Administration seal   NIA announces availability of Rhodes Scholarship 2018 From NIA               CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is a notice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation through the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for a scholarship opportunity. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kittitian charged for double murder in BVI

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Kittitian charged for double murder in BVI By Loshaun Dixon   Basseterre, St. Kitts – On Friday, a Kittitian residing in Tortola, along with a female counterpart, were charged for a double murder in the British Virgin Islands. According to a report on BVInews.com Kittitian, Shakeel Ryan, 22,

Street march, business expo signals end of summer youth camp

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Deco Snackette Booth   Photo 2: Deputy PM Richards leads youth march   Photo 3: Home décor items for sale   Street march, business expo signals end of summer youth camp From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Two hundred young people marched through the streets of

Culturama heads to the Nevis Heritage Village

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Nevis Heritage Village hosted Culturama on July 21 to identify the history and culture the festival has been created to celebrate. Visitors wandered through homes that lay untouched from the Amerindian times up through the 1950s, and sampled foods crucial to Nevis’ history. The event also featured

NHCS expresses concerns on proposed treasury building

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Nevis Historical and Conservation Society has publicly expressed its concerns with the proposed treasury building and the inland revenue building in Charlestown as they may compromise Nevis’ bid to have Charlestown listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In a letter obtained by the Observer July 24,

Trio denied bail, remanded to HMP

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The trio charged July 9 with gun possession, ammunition possession and drug possession in Nevis has been denied bailed by the Magistrate’s Court in Charlestown. Watisha Browne of Cole Hill, Dwayne “Fireman” Freeman and his sister, Natasha Freeman, of Rawlins were officially charged with gun possession of a

Power outages continue, but managers won’t speak to press as to why

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer by Zoe Bendeito, St. Kitts-Nevis Observer Intern   The Observer has made attempts to contact the general manager of Nevlec, Jervan Swanston, and the generation manager, Earl Springette, to recieve an update on the 3.85 megawatt Wartsila engine that may cost approximately $5 million. However, attempts made to conduct an interview with

SKN robotics team excels at international level

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Washington, D.C. –  In its first-ever appearance at the FIRST Global Robotics Competition, a group of three students from the federation, accompanied by Dr. Ricardo Neil, placed 36th out of 163 nations in a three-day competition from July 14-17. Jermelia Henry, Zhavier Shaw and Jervik Lapsley represented the nation

Daughter-of-the-soil makes mark in USVI in the culinary field

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Daughter-of-the-soil Rita Myers Chiverton, who is originally from Craddock Road, Charlestown, is making her mark in the culinary field in her residing island of St. Croix U.S Virgin Islands. Chiverton was most recently recognized by the St. Croix  Annual Agriculture and Food and Fair U.S Virgin Islands, Agrifest,

Modern Basseterre Ferry Terminal nearing completion

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – Passengers from St. Kitts travelling to Nevis via ferry will soon be the beneficiaries of a brand-new modern Basseterre Ferry Terminal as the government and the St. Christopher Sea and Airports Authority (SCASPA) near completion of the facility. Construction on the new facility started in

Deputy PM Richards hails Royal Beach Casino for Patriots support

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo:  Captain Brathwaite (left) accepts a cheque from Ugo Gagliardi.   Deputy PM Richards hails Royal Beach Casino for Patriots support From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The deputy prime minister and minister of sports, the Honourable Shawn Richards, has praised the Royal Beach Casino for renewing

Newspaper Cover for 28th July 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The post Newspaper Cover for 28th July 2017 appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Newspaper Cover for 28th July 2017

BHS construction to have minimal impact on aquifer following review

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Environmental Assessment Impact to be done in coming months Basseterre, St. Kitts – The construction of the new Basseterre High School (BHS) in the Ponds site area will have minimal impact on the Basseterre Aquifer, according to Andrew Hutchinson of STANTEC Consulting. In a press conference organised by the Ministry of Education,

PM Harris expresses condolences to Eustace John’s family

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   PM Harris expresses condolences to Eustace John’s family From the Office of the Prime Minister    The prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, extends his heartfelt condolences, and those of the government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis, to the family and loved ones of

Former deputy governor-general dies

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Former deputy governor-general dies By Monique Washington   The Observer has been informed that the former deputy governor-general of Nevis, Eustace John, has died at the age of 78.  Read more in the print edition of the Observer.   The post Former deputy governor-general dies appeared first on

Social Security Board continues to contribute to youth’s education

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Scholarship recipients pose with members of the Social Security Board and the minister of education, the Honourable Shawn Richards, (seated second from left) and the minister with responsibility for Social Security, the Hon. Vance Amory (seated third from left).   Social Security Board continues to contribute to

Culturama 43 grand opening ready for July 27

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo caption: Charmaine Howell of the Culturama Committee   Photo caption: Participants in the Peachicks Junior Kaiso Competition with the contest coordinator, Warren Moving   Photo caption: Reigning Junior Kaiso Monarch Mighty Sookie (file photo)   Culturama 43 grand opening ready for July 27 From NIA   CHARLESTOWN, Nevis

Nevis Fruit Festival set for Aug. 4

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Eric Evelyn, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture   Nevis Fruit Festival set for Aug. 4 From NIA   CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Growing public interest and creativity of entrants in the ice cream and cake contests are among the driving forces behind the Department of Agriculture’s

PM Harris congratulates Bermuda’s new premier

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   PM Harris congratulates Bermuda’s new premier From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister   St. Kitts and Nevis’ prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, extends sincere congratulations to Bermuda’s Progressive Labour Party (PLP) and its leader, the Hon. David Burt. The new

Another 13 nationals receive 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Award

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Minister Richards and Ambassador Chiou pose with the 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Awardees.    Another 13 nationals receive 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Award From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Another 13 nationals will be added to the 55 studying already in the Republic of China (Taiwan) as they

Ministry of Education updates nation on progress of new school

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Left to right, Senior Principal Officer of Stantec Andrew Hutchinson; Chairman of Innotech Anthony DaSilva; minister of education, the Honourable Shawn Richards; the minister of public infrastructure, the Honourable Ian Liburd; the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Vincent Hodge; the director of public works, Cromwell Williams;

Officers receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Photo 1 and 2: Gov.-Gen. Seaton presents medal to a police officer. Photo 3: Left to right, HMP Superintendent Hodge, Prime Minister Harris, Gov.-Gen. Seaton, Commissioner Queeley and Fire Chief (Ag.) Samuel at head table        Officers receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal From SKNIS   Basseterre, St.

PM Harris attends ECCB Monetary Council meeting in Dominica

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM Harris attends ECCB Monetary Council meeting in Dominica By Valencia Grant, press secretary to the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – On Friday, St. Kitts and Nevis’ prime minister and minister of finance, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, attended the 88th meeting

Two bills passed in Nevis Island Assembly

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Vance Amory, the premier of Nevis and minister of finance in the Nevis Island Administration, makes his presentation at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly July 20.   Two bills passed in Nevis Island Assembly From NIA   CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Two bills in

Proclamation gives enhanced powers to defence force

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Timothy Harris with the commander of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, Lt. Colonel Patrick Wallace   Proclamation gives enhanced powers to defence force  By Valencia Grant, press secretary to the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime minister and

Departments partner with others to roll out crime-investigating project

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Departments partner with others to roll out crime-investigating project From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Department of Statistics, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Social Services and Gender Affairs, and Creative Inc. – an NGO organization, is undertaking a community baseline survey

NEVLEC announces scheduled power outage

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Jervan Swanston, acting general manager of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited   Photo 2: The Nevis Electricity Company Limited power plant at Prospect (file photo)     NEVLEC announces scheduled power outage From NIA   CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is a notice from the Nevis

Government Printery reopens

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Government Printery reopens From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Government Printery reopened Wednesday and is ready to serve the public. Please be aware the printery has been relocated to the ground floor of the KOI building on Airport Road.     The post Government Printery

Alumni bid adieu to UWI chancellor

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Alumni bid adieu to UWI chancellor On July 6 in the lush gardens of Sandals LaSource, Pink Gin Beach, Point Salines, St. George’s, UWI alumni gathered to bid adieu to Sir George Alleyne, chancellor of The University of the West Indies, for his “stellar service and outstanding

ECCB advises caution about counterfeit EC currency notes

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ECCB advises caution about counterfeit EC currency notes From the ECCB The public is advised to be on the alert for counterfeit EC currency notes, particularly during this time of heightened regional festivities. Vigilance should be exercised when conducting cash transactions to ensure the authenticity of notes. Counterfeit

New UWI chancellor takes office

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Incoming UWI chancellor, Robert Bermudez (Maria Nunes photo)     New UWI chancellor takes office From UWI regional headquarters Jamaica W.I.  – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marked a change July 17 in its leadership as it welcomed a new chancellor, the highest office-holder in

NIA signs agreement for disposal of white goods; abandoned vehicles

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Left to right, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Nicole Slack-Liburd; representative for ENCLAVE Resources, Geoffrey Folsom; and manager of the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority, Andrew Hendrickson, sign the agreement for disposal of waste metal and cardboard on Nevis at a ceremony at the

Camp director says partnerships key to camp success

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Camp Director Pierre Liburd Camp director says partnerships key to camp success From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The 34th Annual Summer Residential Camp has a price tag of more than $200,000 and brings together partnerships from various public and private sector agencies to ensure that

Vaughn Rouse emerges winner of hike

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Ashaunta Williams was the first woman to complete the trail. Photo 2: Participants show off their gift bags. Photo 3: Vaughn Rouse “Nuts Man” crosses the finish line.   Vaughn Rouse emerges winner of hike By SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Vaughn Rouse emerged as the clear

Annual Summer Residential Camp opens

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Photo 1: Deputy PM Richards greets campers. Photo 2: Deputy PM Richards thanks volunteers on camp. Photo 3: PS Knight addresses campers at the opening ceremony.   Annual Summer Residential Camp opens From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The eagerly anticipated Annual Summer Residential Camp of

St. Kitts and Nevis’ CBI program enjoys resurgent reputation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   St. Kitts and Nevis’ CBI program enjoys resurgent reputation By Valencia Grant, press secretary to the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis   BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – When the government of National Unity led by the prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, commemorates the halfway

Team Unity government nears halfway point

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Team Unity government nears halfway point By Valencia Grant, press secretary to the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Next month marks the halfway point of the Team Unity government’s five-year contract with the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, and

Taiwan grants visa-free access

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Taiwan grants visa-free access From SKNIS The Republic of China (Taiwan) announced Friday that it is offering visa-free access to nationals of St Kitts and Nevis following diplomatic involvement by the prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris; the ambassador to Taiwan, Her Excellency Jasmine Huggins; and the

PM Harris outlines expectations of HR Management Department

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   PM Harris outlines expectations of HR Management Department From the press unit in the Office of the Press Unit   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, met with the employees of the Human Resource Management Department of the government of St.

Amory leads delegation to labor migration forum in Costa Rica

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: From left to right, Chief Labour Officer Liburd, Senior Minister Amory and PS Dublin Collins. (Photo courtesy the Department of Labour)    Amory leads delegation to labor migration forum in Costa Rica From SKNIS   San José, Costa Rica – Senior minister and the premier of Nevis, the

Seaton says celebrating excellence vital

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Gov.-Gen. Seaton presents an award to student athlete.   Seaton says celebrating excellence vital From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – His Excellency Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton, the governor general, commended the nation’s top student athletes awarded for outstanding performances at the 2016-2017 Department of Sports

Top sporting performances recognized at ceremony

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1:  Trishanie Warner receives her award for Sportswoman of the Year from Dr. Patrick Martin, who delivered the feature address. Photo 2:  PS Knight with awardees.   Top sporting performances recognized at ceremony From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts – Jerellius Louis of the Washington Archibald High School

Teens death sparks additional school security measures

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – Following the disappearance and subsequent death of Basseterre High School student Leanna Napoleon, the Ministry of Education is now implementing additional security measures in schools to ensure the incident is not repeated. Speaking on radio last week, William Vincent Hodge, permanent secretary in the Ministry

Junior tourism ministers meet with tourism minister

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The minister in charge of tourism on Nevis, the Honourable Mark Brantley, sat recently with both current and past youth junior ministers to have a dialog on tourism matters on the island. The dialog took place July 11 at Brantley’s office at the Social Security Building on the

New Land Registry Bill passes into law

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo:  AG Vincent Byron Jr. led the charge for key legislative reforms today.   New Land Registry Bill passes into law From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The government of St. Kitts and Nevis continued its robust legislative reform agenda Tuesday with the safe passage into law

Phipps: Land registry bill ‘critical to improving rankings’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Phipps: Land registry bill ‘critical to improving rankings’ From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Honourable Senator Wendy Phipps, minister of state with the responsibility for health, gave her unwavering support for the safe passage into law of the Land Registry Bill during National Assembly July

St. Kitts and Nevis receive accolades for successful parliamentary meeting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Logo   St. Kitts and Nevis receive accolades for successful parliamentary meeting From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts and Nevis branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) received high accolades for hosting the June 16-24 42nd annual Regional Conference of the

Police seizes 28th firearm

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     Police seizes 28th firearm By staff reporter   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Officers of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force are reporting the seizure of the 28th firearm of the year and a quantity of ammunition in St. Johnson Village on Monday. According to

Delta Petroleum increases support in response to Summer Safety Programme’s ‘positive impact’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1:  Permanent Secretary Petty is pleased with the work done at the Summer Safety Programme. Photo 2:  FSSO Caines coordinated this year’s Summer Safety Programme.     Delta Petroleum increases support in response to Summer Safety Programme’s ‘positive impact’ From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts –  The St.

National Assembly to meet Tuesday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer National Assembly to meet Tuesday From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Order Paper has been circulated for a sitting of the National Assembly to be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 11 at the National Assembly Chambers, Government Headquarters, Basseterre. Several bills will come before the

IMF St Kitts Nevis strongest growth and fiscal performance in ECCU

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The federation of St. Kitts and Nevis accomplished the strongest growth and fiscal performance in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) region in recent years, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF, in a report released July 5, stated that

Old operating theatre comes tumbling down

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer http://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/Hospital-Begins.mp4 The operating theatre at the Alexandra Hospital has been torn down to make way for a state-of-the art EC$18 million construction and upgrade at the hospital. The Observer was on site July 5 at the Alexandra Hospital grounds and saw an excavator jack hammer drilling and pulling

Gruesome killing of Cayon man takes murder toll to 17

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – Once again, another family is left to mourn a tragic loss of a young life when, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Kishorne “Duppy” Edwards, 26, of Upper Cayon was brutally shot to death in his car in Ottleys Village. Edwards, the first of five siblings

Land allocated for at-risk youth, former prisoners

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – At-risk youth and others who may be perpetrators of crime and violence will soon be the beneficiaries of a new initiative of the government through the Ministry of Agriculture. According to the prime minister and the minister of National Security, the Ministry of Agriculture has

Cultural Village set to open July 14

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The construction of the new and improved Cultural Village is nearing an end as it sets to for its official open on July 14 with a grand bingo while the VIP area is currently being built at the Cultural Complex. The Observer visited the construction site July 6

Nevis Assembly meets to read four bills

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Nevis Island Assembly met July 6 at the NIA Chambers at Hamilton House in Charlestown to have introduced and read for the first time four bills. The assembly was adjourned right after the first reading. Members who sat on the government side were the premier, the Honourable

Eat Local Day again promotes buying local produce

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – Dishes made of entirely locally grown foods were the focus of the 10th Annual Eat Local Day Fair put on by the Department of Agriculture last Friday in an effort to promote the use of more local produce. Speaking with members of the media, Dr. Tracey

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Four bills receive first reading at Nevis Island Assembly sitting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Vance Amory, premier of Nevis and minister of finance, Nevis Island Administration   Four bills receive first reading at Nevis Island Assembly sitting From NIA   CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Three bills related to the Nevis financial services industry and one to the Ministry of Finance were

Alert: Tropical Depression Four being watched

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Nevis Island Administration seal   Tropical Depression Four being watched From NIA   CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is a bulletin issued by the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) on July 6 from Keithley Meade, director, Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services and permanent representative of Antigua and Barbuda

Parents urged to play more active role in children’s education

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Dr. Tricia Esdaille, CEO, Ministry of Education   Parents urged to play more active role in children’s education From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts –  Dr. Tricia Esdaille, chief education officer (CEO) in the Ministry of Education, urged parents to get more involved in their children’s or

Local company offers post-release training for former prisoners

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo:  Superintendent Junie Hodge (left) greets PM Timothy Harris. Local company offers post-release training for former prisoners From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts – A local company has stepped forward with a training opportunity for residents of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) so that they can learn a skill and support

Officials say education system undergoing paradigm shift

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Permanent Secretary William V. Hodge and Dr. Tricia Esdaille   Officials say education system undergoing paradigm shift From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – William V. Hodge, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, says the education system in St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as other

Two more Nevisian youths benefit from MUA/NIA Scholarship

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Medical University of the Americas/Nevis Island Administration Scholarship recipients Oresia Stapleton and Yolinda Liburd at the legal department’s conference room July 5.   Photo 2: The Hon. Mark Brantley, deputy premier of Nevis and minister of health, interacts with the 2017 Medical University of the Americas/Nevis

New officers hired will ‘strengthen prison rehabilitation efforts’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Ten additional prison officers will be hired to strengthen rehabilitation initiatives.   New officers hired will ‘strengthen prison rehabilitation efforts’ From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Expanding educational and technical vocational opportunities for residents at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) has been a primary goal of the superintendent of

PM Harris congratulates Canada, USA on independence celebrations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM Harris congratulates Canada, USA on independence celebrations Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis’ prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, has extended his personal congratulations and that of the government’s and people of St. Kitts

Stakeholders participate in intellectual property rights workshop

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photos: Keynote speakers, from left to right, Louise van Greunen, director for Building Respect for Intellectual Property Rights for WIPO; Michael Edenborough, Queen’s Counsel (QC); Vincent Byron, attorney general; and Jihan Williams, registrar for the St. Kitts Intellectual Property Office.    Stakeholders participate in intellectual property rights workshop

Cayon man Killed in Ottleys 

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts– Officers of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police force are investigating a death of a Cayon man in Ottleys on Tuesday morning. Information reaching this publication states that a young man identified as 25 year old Kishorne ‘Duppy’ Edwards lost his life in in

ROC (Taiwan) supports government’s efforts to upgrade national audit office, improve national security

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: (left to right): The prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris; the acting director of audit, Carla Pike; the deputy financial secretary, Calvin Edwards; and the resident Taiwanese ambassador, His Excellency George Gow Wei Chiou. Photo 2: The prime minister, the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris; the permanent secretary in the Ministry

Government Printery Office closed indefinitely

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Community Notice   The Government Printery advises the general public that its office will be closed until further notice for relocation to the Koi Building, Airport Road. Any inconvenience is regretted.   The post Government Printery Office closed indefinitely appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer.

Senior Minister Amory endorses accreditation bill passed this year

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Senior Minister Amory   Senior Minister Amory endorses accreditation bill passed this year From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The senior minister and premier of Nevis, the Honourable Vance Amory, endorsed the Accreditation Bill 2017 that was passed in the National Assembly during the sitting of

Heavy rains leave Basseterre needing massive clean-up

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – A tropical wave’s severe weather brought heavy rains to St. Kitts and Nevis Thursday morning as it passed over the Leeward Islands, leaving authorities with a mammoth clean-up operation in the coming days. The heavy rains caused the overflowing of ghauts and forced the government

Washie accorded official funeral for his contribution to education

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – Former teacher, historian and political commentator George Washington “Washie” Archibald will be accorded an official funeral Friday by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis. Archibald, who died last week following an illness, has been remembered by many following his contribution in education. He began his teaching

Digicel to increase prices on next bill

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Less than a year after Digicel Play increased its cable prices by $5.85 and its Internet prices by $10, another increase will be seen on its customers’ next month bill. The Observer was informed by a customer who saw a notice in the office of a price increase

US Embassy hosts workshop on crime

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Steven Dudley, co-director of a journalistic foundation dedicated to the study of organized crime, visited the St. Kitts Marriot Resort Tuesday to facilitate a workshop for the various journalists in the area. The United States Embassy in Barbados sponsored the event, with its officials saying it was “timely with the

Illegal drug trade can corrupt elections, economies

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – An American journalist who specialises in reporting on criminal activities in the Americas has stated that funds obtained through criminal means can have a serious impact on smaller territories in the region such as St. Kitts and Nevis and can even distort election campaigns and

SKN preps for third annual Restaurant Week

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The third annual Restaurant Week in St. Kitts and Nevis is slated to get underway in July as part of the government’s efforts to stimulate activity in that sector during the slower periods. Restaurant Week is expected to take place July 19-30 and will see more than 40 restaurants from

No eliminations for this year’s senior Kaiso

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer 9 Kaisonians to face King Dis N Dat in August One of the largest number of registered Kaisonians for the 43rd staging of Nevis’ Culturama will this year bypass the elimination process. Culturama 43 will be held under the theme “Our Festival. Our Legacy. Culturama 43” and will

National Security depends on community programmes to fight crime

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – Two top national security officials have indicated the ministry’s commitment to engaging community leaders in order to reach out to the youth population to curb future criminal activities. Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley and Permanent Secretary Osmond Petty of the Ministry of National Security said

Music festival considered tremendous success

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – With the 21st St. Kitts Music Festival now in the books, two officials who formed part of the organization of the festival have hailed it a success. Ambassador Jonel Powell, who chaired the festival’s Artistes Selection Committee, stated that he was of the belief that

Team Unity says it proves it is ‘pro-business’ with bill passage

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Team Unity says it proves it is ‘pro-business’ with bill passage   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Team Unity government says its swift move to pass the Eastern Caribbean Partial Credit Guarantee (Corporation) Agreement Bill 2017 in the National Assembly is “another demonstration of the Dr. Timothy Harris-led

Eastern Caribbean Partial Credit Guarantee Agreement Bill 2017 to bring sustainability for small businesses

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Eastern Caribbean Partial Credit Guarantee Agreement Bill 2017 to bring sustainability for small businesses    Basseterre, St. Kitts – Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris wished safe passage to the Eastern Caribbean Partial Credit Guarantee (Corporation) Agreement Bill 2017 during the National Assembly Wednesday. The bill is “an effort

St. Kitts and Nevis ready for “Big Day” of HIV testing

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   St. Kitts and Nevis ready for ‘big day’ of HIV testing From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – This Friday health officials in St. Kitts and Nevis are expecting a huge turnout from locals wishing to know their HIV/AIDS status. The date is being observed as the

Installation begins on new 3.85 megawatt-Wӓrtsilӓ generator

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Alexis Jeffers, the minister responsible for public utilities on Nevis (extreme left), takes a first-hand look at the new 3.85 megawatt-Wӓrtsilӓ generator being unloaded at the Nevis Electricity Company Limited’s power plant at Prospect on June 27.   Installation begins on new 3.85 megawatt-Wӓrtsilӓ generator

HIV regional testing day is Friday in St. Kitts-Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Community Notice From sknis   The general public is invited to participate in regional testing day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Friday, June 30, to be tested for HIV/AIDS. Free and confidential testing will be at multiple locations, including Independence Square; Best Buy, Buckley’s parking

Independence 34 theme competition launched

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Permanent Secretary William Hodge   Independence 34 theme competition launched From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – With just 84 days to go before the federation celebrates 34 years of independence, William V. Hodge, permanent secretary in the ministry of education and chairman of the education sub-committee

PM Harris, cabinet colleagues receive Queen’s Baton

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM Harris, cabinet colleagues receive Queen’s Baton From the Office of the Prime Minister’s press unit               BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis’ prime minister,  the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, and his cabinet colleagues warmly received the Queen’s Baton on the steps of government headquarters

National assembly meets Wednesday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     National assembly meets Wednesday   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The order paper has been circulated for a sitting of the National Assembly to be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, at the National Assembly Chambers, Government Headquarters, Basseterre. Several bills will come before the house

‘Washie’ remembered for contributions to federation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts –- The federation of St. Kitts and Nevis earlier this week lost one of its true sons of the soil with the passing of former teacher, historian and social commentator George Washington “Washie” Archibald. Archibald, 83, who died Tuesday morning at the JNF Hospital following an illness, has

NIA losses appeal to Bass; more legal action expected

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Bass: “I am pleased that the courts confirmed so emphatically the public’s right” The Nevis Island Administration Department of Physical Planning has lost yet another battle in court against home owner Anne Bass. Late last week, the Court of Appeal dismissed the director of physical planning’s appeal and upheld Justice Lorraine Williams’

Many contestants launched for Culturama, but no Mr. Kool

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Culturama 43 officially launched with 10 senior pageant contestants, a reduction of past years that had 15 or 16 contestants. The launch of the senior pageants contestants took place on the Charlestown Waterfront June 16. The theme chosen for Culturama 43 is “Our Festival. Our Legacy. Culturama 43” and the

Basketballer with SKN roots drafted to NBA

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Bassterre, St. Kitts – Jonathan Isaac, an African basketballer of Kittitian and Nevisian roots, has been selected to play in the National Basketball Association by the Orlando Magic after he was selected No. 6 overall in Thursday”s NBA Draft. The 6-foot-11 Isaac was born in New York and played his

CPA conference focuses on parliamentary-media relations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The 42nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s regional conference opened in St. Kitts on Monday with the focus on how parliaments in the region and the media can work together for a democratic society. At the opening ceremony of the conference, speaker of the National Assembly Michael

SKNFA president announces next goal project for Bath Village

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – Anthony Johnson, the president of the  St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA), has announced intentions of building the next goal project sponsored by FIFA in Nevis in the form of an upgrade to the Bath playing field. Johnson told member clubs of the SKNFA

Emotional candlelight vigil celebrates life of Leanna Napoleon

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre St. Kitts – Emotions ran high on Wednesday evening during a candlelight vigil held in memory of Leanna Napoleon, the 17-year-old whose body was found in a shallow grave in Olvees Mountain last week. She had been missing for five weeks since disappearing May 8. Since the discovery of

Music promoter donates to Dieppe Bay Primary

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – Music promoter Lexi Brooks has made a donation of hundreds of pieces of school supplies to the Dieppe Bay Primary School, a school she adopted almost a decade ago. A member of VIP Connected Entertainment, Brooks is responsible for bringing artiste to St. Kitts for

Olympic Day address from deputy prime minister Richards

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Olympic Day address from deputy prime minister Richards   “Fellow citizens of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, brothers and sisters all; today all the people of the world are in celebration of Olympic Day 2017.  On this da,y we join with all humanity in recognition of

UK commits to closer relations with CARICOM

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Photo: Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, right, welcomes new the UK Ambassador to CARICOM, Janet Douglas.   UK commits to closer relations with CARICOM   Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Even as the United Kingdom continues to face its fair share of challenging events, it today committed to closer relations

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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

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