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March 29, 2017

St. Kitts & Nevis

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

Government Continues Efforts To Increase Potable Water Supply

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government Continues Efforts To Increase Potable Water Supply Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 22, 2017 (SKNIS):  The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to address the water issue in St. Kitts and Nevis with the aim of ensuring that persons have access to potable water by implementing

Officers’ Mess Awards Police For Outstanding Service

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Officers’ Mess Awards Police For Outstanding Service Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 21, 2017 (SKNIS): Several former members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) and some who currently still serve were recognized last Friday (March 17) at an Officer’s Mess Dinner and Award Ceremony.

Thieves break in to Boozies on the Strip

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Thieves break in to Boozies on the Strip Basseterre, St. Kitts-Thieves on Tuesday morning broke into beach bar Boozies on the Frigate Strip and made off with many valuable items. The Observer understands that the burglars made off with a significant amount of top-shelf drinks, juices cigarettes as

Colombia Ambassador Presents Credentials To The Governor General

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Colombia Ambassador Presents Credentials To The Governor General Press Release MOFA – Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 21, 2017– On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, His Excellency Roberto Garcia Marquez of the Republic of Colombia, presented his credentials to the Governor General, His Excellency S. W. Tapley Seaton GCMG, CVO, QC, JP,

Youth Policy Initiative Enters Final Stages

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Youth Policy Initiative Enters Final Stages Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 20, 2017 (SKNIS): The Draft Federal Youth Policy is going through a thorough review from members of the Steering Committee to ensure that it is in keeping with the goal of being a modern, developmental tool that

St. Kitts And Nevis Moves To Establish SBDC Model

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | St. Kitts And Nevis Moves To Establish SBDC Model Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 20, 2017 (SKNIS):  A number of stakeholders are currently undergoing a three-day Certificate Training for Future Small Business Development Center (SBDC), at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC), with the aim of establishing

Training And Technology Pays Dividends In Recent Arrest

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Training And Technology Pays Dividends In Recent Arrest Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 20, 2017 (RSCNPF): Investigators within Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police have seen the results first hand of the embrace of continued training and technology.  Both were instrumental in the recent arrest and charging of

Vacancy – Accounts Clerk

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Vacancy – Accounts Clerk The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer Newspaper and Nevis Printing Limited has an opening for an Accounts Clerk at its Nevis Office. Applicants must be motivated, have knowledge of basic accounting procedures and spreadsheet applications. Please send applications along with your resume to: thesknobserver@yahoo.com or drop

ECTEL Member States To Introduce New Legislation Aimed At Managing The Telecommunications Sector

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | ECTEL Member States To Introduce New Legislation Aimed At Managing The Telecommunications Sector Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 20, 2017 (SKNIS):  The telecommunications sector in the five Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) countries is expected to be boosted with the introduction of the Electronic Communications Bill, aimed at better managing

Beware Of Cybercriminals, Prime Minister Harris Warns

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Beware Of Cybercriminals, Prime Minister Harris Warns Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 18, 2017 (SKNIS): Prime Minister and Minister of National Security of St. Kitts and Nevis and Chairman of the Regional Security System (RSS) Council of Ministers, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has warned that people must

Couple Returns To Say Thank You To Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Couple Returns To Say Thank You To Nevis By S. Williams Members of the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society last Saturday attended a private reception hosted at the Hermitage Plantation Inn to celebrate the anniversary of a couple who was instrumental in the reenactment of an event of

Customs House Opening part of big year for Christophe Harbour

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Customs House Opening part of big year for Christophe Harbour By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Opening of the Customs House at The Marina at Christophe Harbour is one of the major milestones the company will celebrate in 2017. Vice President of Operations at Christophe Harbour Jon Gersonde

Ministry Of Tourism Awards Photographer Of The Year

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Ministry Of Tourism Awards Photographer Of The Year By S. Williams In its second annual Photographer of the Year awards ceremony held on Saturday March 11 at the Riviera House, the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) announced the 2017/2018 winners. The 16 – 19

From the Supervisor of Elections….

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | From the Supervisor of Elections…. Anyone who is a citizen of the Federation 18 years or older and is ordinarily resident in the Federation is entitled to register as a voter.  Overseas nationals and citizens who had been ordinarily resident before emigrating; and persons whose parent or parents

No Mondo Track For Inter-Primary Athletes

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | No Mondo Track For Inter-Primary Athletes By S. Williams The much talked about IAAF certified Mondo all weather athletics track currently under construction at Long Pointe in Nevis will not be the venue of this year’s Inter-Primary Schools Athletics to be hosted on Wednesday, April 5. The announcement was made by

SKN Patriots sets roster for 2017 CPL

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | SKN Patriots sets roster for 2017 CPL By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The final roster for the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots for the yea’rs Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has been completed following the draft Friday morning in Barbados. The Patriots picked up several new players including Australian

Unfair British Pension System discriminates against Caribbean residents

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Unfair British Pension System discriminates against Caribbean residents For many years the International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICBP) has been battling the unfairness of the U.K. legislation and the detrimental affect it has on 550,00 British pensioners living in a large number of countries around the world. Some 7,500 British

Nevis Drag Racing Commences For 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis Drag Racing Commences For 2017 Police Presence To Discourage Ensuing Accidents By S. Williams  March Madness, the first Drag Meet for 2017, took place on Sunday, March 12, at the St. James Drag Track in Nevis and had a total of zero accidents following the meet. This was

Pastor Williams concerned of more church and residential problems

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Pastor Williams concerned of more church and residential problems By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Pastor Cyprian Williams of the New Birth Gospel Tabernacle is concerned about other Federation church buildings could face growing problems similar to the ones his church recently faced. The New Birth Gospel Tabernacle members

OECS Member States Tackle Sustainable Land Management

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | OECS Member States Tackle Sustainable Land Management Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 16, 2017 (SKNIS):  The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, along with eight other member states of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), is implementing a four year Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project with the

Sir Probyn Inniss To Be Accorded State Funeral With Full Military Honours; National Day Of Mourning Declared On March 23

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Sir Probyn Inniss To Be Accorded State Funeral With Full Military Honours; National Day Of Mourning Declared On March 23 Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 16, 2017 (SKNIS): Sir Probyn Inniss, MBE, Former Governor of the Associated State of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, will be accorded a state funeral with full military

Cultural Barrier Is A Challenge To Gender Socialization

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Cultural Barrier Is A Challenge To Gender Socialization Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 14, 2017 (SKNIS): There is a cultural barrier inhibiting the work of gender sensitization in the country, said Acting Director of the Department of Gender Affairs, Celia Christopher. Addressing the subject of gender socialization on International Women’s

Mental Health Center To Be Fully Operational In April

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Mental Health Center To Be Fully Operational In April Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 14, 2017 (SKNIS): The Mental Health Day Treatment Center is expected to be fully operational in April 2017, after a number of security upgrades are completed. On Tuesday (March 14), Prime Minister, Dr. the

Nevis Island Assembly President applauds Youth Parliamentarians for efforts at special sitting to commemorate Commonwealth Day

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis Island Assembly President applauds Youth Parliamentarians for efforts at special sitting to commemorate Commonwealth Day Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 14, 2017) — President of the Nevis Island Assembly Hon. Farrell Smithen, applauded Youth Parliamentarians for their efforts at a special sitting of the Island Assembly on

Minister Of State For Health Launches World Glaucoma Week 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Minister Of State For Health Launches World Glaucoma Week 2017 Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 14, 2017 (SKNIS):  In an effort to bring awareness to citizens and residents about the effects of Glaucoma and the possible preventative methods, the Ministry of Health joins the rest of the world

Sandy Point fire kills Female

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Sandy Point fire kills Female Basseterre, St. Kitts– A Sandy Point woman lost her life on Tuesday evening after a fire at her home in Farmsite Sandy Point. The female identified as Hyacinth Williams was killed after her home shared with partner Vance Browne caught a fire from

Minister Of Foreign Affairs Attends XXII Association Of Caribbean States Ministerial Council In Cuba

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Minister Of Foreign Affairs Attends XXII Association Of Caribbean States Ministerial Council In Cuba Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 13, 2017 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs): Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Mark Brantley is in Havana, Cuba to participate in the XXII Association of Caribbean States Ministerial Council scheduled for today,

St Kitts And Nevis Commemorates Commonwealth Day: Foreign Minister Brantley Highlights The Commonwealth’s Critical Relevance

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | St Kitts And Nevis Commemorates Commonwealth Day: Foreign Minister Brantley Highlights The Commonwealth’s Critical Relevance Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 13, 2017 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs): As the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis joins with the other 51 Commonwealth Member countries across the world to commemorate Commonwealth Day 2017, under the theme “A

New High Court Expected To Expedite Dispensation Of Justice

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | New High Court Expected To Expedite Dispensation Of Justice Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 13, 2017 (SKNIS):  The opening of the new second high court at the Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial Complex in Basseterre, St. Kitts, on Monday, March 13, is expected to expedite the dispensation of justice said

Ashton Christopher identified as murder victim

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Ashton Christopher identified as murder victim Ashton Christopher has been identified as the victim of the stabbin incident that occoured on Friday evening in Taylors Village. Last evening word broke that the Federation recorded the third murder for 2016 when an individual was stabbed to the right side

Fatal Stabbing in Taylors (updated)

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Fatal Stabbing in Taylors (updated) An individual is said to have lost their life following a fatal stabbing on Friday evening in Taylors Village. Details surrounding the incident are sketchy but incident took place sometime around 9:00p.m and 54-year-old Ashton Christopher of Taylors Village lost his life following a

Fatal Stabbing

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Fatal Stabbing An individual is said to have lost their life following a fatal stabbing on Friday evening in Taylors Village. Details surrounding the incident are sketchy but incident took place sometime after 9:00 p.m. and the death of the individual has been confirmed. The death would be

Passports lacking country of birth deactivated

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Passports lacking country of birth deactivated Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr.  The Hon. Timothy Harris has revealed that  passports released by the former government that did not include country of birth have been deactivated by his administration. Dr. Harris speaking at

Leeward Island Debating Competition: an editorial critique

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Leeward Island Debating Competition: an editorial critique After three nights of riveting competition, Nevis emerged winner of the Leeward Islands Debating Competition. It was an elimination competition amongst seven territories – Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, St Marten, St Kitts, Montserrat, British Virgin Islands and host Nevis. Perhaps the

AG: Boundaries to be changed before next election

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | AG: Boundaries to be changed before next election By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Attorney General of St. Kitts and Nevis the Hon. Vincent Byron has promised that the electoral boundaries will be realigned within the next two years. Mr.Byron admitted that there is a situation in the Federation

NHC head: Enthusiasm high for home ownership

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | NHC head: Enthusiasm high for home ownership By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-A top official from the National Housing Corporation (NHC) has indicated that enthusiasm is high among the general public to build their own homes. General Manager of NHC Elreter Simpson-Browne stated that the rate of enquiries

New Birth considering land offer to end dispute

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | New Birth considering land offer to end dispute By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-The congregation of New Birth Gospel Tabernacle is working profusely to find themselves a new home after construction was halted at their current location as they sought to rebuild a larger sanctuary. The church whose

Gender-Based Violence Doesn’t Help Anyone And Must Be Eradicated

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Gender-Based Violence Doesn’t Help Anyone And Must Be Eradicated Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 09, 2017 (SKNIS): Changing the behaviours and mind-sets of men and women is key to eradicating gender based violence in the society, says Acting Director of the Department of Gender Affairs, Celia Christopher, appearing

Deputy Prime Minister’s home shot at in Sandy Point

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Deputy Prime Minister’s home shot at in Sandy Point Basseterre, St. Kitts-Home of deputy prime minister the Hon. Shawn K Richards was shot at in the early hours of Friday morning leaving damage to his vehicle and home according to someone in the area. The Observer understands that

2016 – A year of notable accomplishments for RSCNPF Nevis Division

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | 2016 – A year of notable accomplishments for RSCNPF Nevis Division Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 08, 2017) — Apart from what will be remembered as its most memorable achievement of attaining the highest detection rate in the Federation for the past 20 years in 2016, Superintendent Trevor

Man Arrested And Charged For Nevis Robbery

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Man Arrested And Charged For Nevis Robbery Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 08, 2017 (RSCNPF):  Investigators on Nevis have arrested and charged Shakel Campbell of Craddock Road for the offence of Armed Robbery. The incident occurred on Friday (February 17) at the S. L. Horsford’s and Company Ltd (Nevis Centre). Head of

Nevis’ Junior Minister of Gender Affairs acknowledges International Women’s Day 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis’ Junior Minister of Gender Affairs acknowledges International Women’s Day 2017 Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 08, 2017) – The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister responsible for Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of International Woman’s Day, celebrated

Three Convicted of 2011 Murder

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Three Convicted of 2011 Murder Basseterre, St. Kitts- Three island men have been convicted of the 2011 murder of George Livingston Queeley. Keith ‘Zion’ Murray, Denroy ‘Barber’ Simmonds and Nicholas Riley, all of Challenger’s village, were found guilty of the capital offense. They were arrested in November 2013,

Public Safety And Security Require Regional Involvement Of Member States, Says Senior Minister Amory

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Public Safety And Security Require Regional Involvement Of Member States, Says Senior Minister Amory Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 07, 2017 (SKNIS):  The importance of having a single Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) police force was raised at a recently held OECS Authority Press Briefing at the Eastern Caribbean

St. Kitts & Nevis And Ethiopia Establish Diplomatic Relations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | St. Kitts & Nevis And Ethiopia Establish Diplomatic Relations Press Release London, England (1 March, 2017) – At a jubilant ceremony in London at the Federation’s High Commission, St. Kitts & Nevis and the Democratic Federal Republic of Ethiopia officially established diplomatic relations. The signature of the joint communiqué

Two Illegal Firearms Taken From Streets Over The Weekend

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Two Illegal Firearms Taken From Streets Over The Weekend Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 06, 2017 (RSCNPF): Two illegal firearms were taken from our communities over the weekend.  The first occurred early Saturday morning (March 04) when a Patrol of Defence Force Officers responding to a report of shooting in the Sandy

Police Investigating Robbery In St. Kitts

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Investigating Robbery In St. Kitts Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 06, 2017 (RSCNPF):  Investigators from the  Criminal Investigations Department (CID) are investigating a Robbery on Cayon Street, St. Kitts. The  incident occurred sometime after 6.30pm on Thursday (March 02). Investigations revealed that virtual complainant uses his residence on Cayon Street as a “home

Buchanan Home in Sandy Point Shot At

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Buchanan Home in Sandy Point Shot At Basseterre, St. Kitts – Jacqueline Buchanan, the woman who suffered gunshot wounds to her arm on Wednesday morning had her home shot at this time in the early hours of Saturday morning. Information reaching this publication states that Buchanan was at

Economic activity generated through Nevis’ first aggregate export

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Economic activity generated through Nevis’ first aggregate export By Monique Washington With the first shipment of aggregate on its way to its supplier in St. Martin, Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation has created economic activity for the Corporation and businesses on the island. The Government quarry in Maddens

CEO of NCDF transferred

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | CEO of NCDF transferred By Monique Washington The Nevis Cultural Development Foundation is inviting qualified persons to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer which is currently held by Keith “Dis and Dat “Scarborough. On Friday NCDF opened the process of application to persons that “possess a deep awareness and appreciation of Nevisian

Investment in coaching education paying off says SKNAAA

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Investment in coaching education paying off says SKNAAA By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-An investment in coaching education has been credited for the rise of non-traditional events in Track and Field. With many junior athletes excelling in more field events and also hurdling Evris Huggins from the St.

Young Cricketers learn from English Pros

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Young Cricketers learn from English Pros By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts- Young cricketers from St. Kitts and Nevis are the beneficiaries of expertise from some of the world’s best English cricketers who took time to share their knowledge with the youths. Batsmen Sam Billings and Jonny Bairstow and Bowling Coach Otis Gibson

Are You A Fool?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Are You A Fool? Every week I am saddened at the sight of more broken cars.  Saddened because they need not have been mashed up – with just a little thought and common sense. The reason they got this way was because their drivers were tail-gating – you

SKN Doing It Big For Safety And The Environment In 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | SKN Doing It Big For Safety And The Environment In 2017 By S. Williams Just two months into the new year, the Environmental Departments and Disaster Management Agencies oN St. Kitts and Nevis have hosted activities geared at raising public awareness. During this week, the St. Kitts and

Voice, Third World and others for Music Festival

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Voice, Third World and others for Music Festival By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Just days after being crowned International Soca Monarch for the second straight time in Trinidad and Tobago, soca artiste Voice, three other soca artistes, and reggae group Third World have been added to the line-up for

PS Osbert Desuza Sensitizes Field Workers On Work Philosophy Of STEP

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | PS Osbert Desuza Sensitizes Field Workers On Work Philosophy Of STEP Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 01, 2017 (SKNIS):  The Office of the Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP), formerly known as the People Employment Programme (PEP) held a series of meetings in various areas with the aim of

Experts Classifying Unique Bugs And Insects In Natural Habitats

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Experts Classifying Unique Bugs And Insects In Natural Habitats Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 01, 2017 (SKNIS): A team of persons in the entomology field is cataloguing the various species of beetles and other invertebrates that are present in several unique locations in St. Kitts and Nevis. “We

Ministry Of National Security To Hold National Crime Symposium In Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Ministry Of National Security To Hold National Crime Symposium In Nevis Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 01, 2017 (Ministry of National Security): The Ministry of National Security will host part two of the National Crime Symposium, which takes place in Nevis at the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis from 9:00 am

Sandy Point Woman Shot in Hand

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Sandy Point Woman Shot in Hand Basseterre, St. Kitts– Early this morning in Sandy Point, Jacqueline Buchanan suffered a gun shot wound to her arm when a car with her and her son was shot at shortly after 7:00 am in Farmsite Sandy Point. Jacqueline Buchanan and her son Kassim

Sandy Piont Woman Shot in Hand

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Sandy Piont Woman Shot in Hand Basseterre, St. Kitts– Early this morning in Sandy Point,  Jacqueline Buchanan suffered a gun shot wound to her arm when a car with her and her son was shot at shortly after 7:00 am in Farmsite Sandy Point. Jacqueline Buchanan and her son Kassim

NHLDC breaks ground for newest million dollar housing development

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | NHLDC breaks ground for newest million dollar housing development Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 28, 2017) — The Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation’s (NHLDC) Cedar View Housing Development at Maddens, will add 30 homes to the housing market on Nevis. At a ground breaking ceremony on February

Nevis Culturama Committee urges early preparation for Kaiso contests

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis Culturama Committee urges early preparation for Kaiso contests Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 28, 2017) — The following is a release from the Nevis Culturama Festival.  The Nevis Culturama Committee encourages participants in the Culturama Senior Kaiso and the Soca Monarch Contests to commence preparation for their

Customs And Police Scores Second Major Cocaine Seizure For 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Customs And Police Scores Second Major Cocaine Seizure For 2017 Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 28, 2017 (RSCNPF): A combined interdiction operation by officers of Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise Department and the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force resulted in the detention and arrest of a passenger at

Government of Thailand offering scholarships to SKN

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government of Thailand offering scholarships to SKN Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 28, 2017) — The Government of Thailand is offering postgraduate scholarships to candidates from St. Kitts and Nevis, for studies in Thailand for the 2017 academic year. The in the areas of study are Food Security,

Girl, 18, caught with cocaine at the Vance Amory Airport

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Girl, 18, caught with cocaine at the Vance Amory Airport A young Dominican Republic woman from St. Kitts has been charged with smuggling cocaine through the Vance Amory International Airport on Tuesday. The Observer understands that 18 year college student at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College in St.

Team Nevis clinches 45th LIDC championship for 8th win

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Team Nevis clinches 45th LIDC championship for 8th win Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 27, 2017) — Team Nevis emerged victorious among seven islands clinching the 45th annual Leeward Island Debating Competition (LIDC) title. The win came at the end of four days of debates at the Nevis Performing

Premier’s Ministry partners with UNESCO to facilitate steel pan training

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Premier’s Ministry partners with UNESCO to facilitate steel pan training Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 27, 2017) — The Premier’s Ministry is partnering with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to effect a project entitled “Development and Sustainability of Community Based Steel Pan Groups.” The

Labour Officials To Strengthen Employment Unit

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Labour Officials To Strengthen Employment Unit Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 27, 2017 (SKNIS): Officials from the Department of Labour are exploring changes to its Employment Services Unit to enhance its functionality in matching persons with the jobs that best suit their skills, and improving the prospects for

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 27, 2017 (SKNIS): The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has been in existence for 50 years and to commemorate the occasion a special court session was held on February 27, 2017. The celebration, which is being

Police reveal statistics that shows crime up in the Federation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police reveal statistics that shows crime up in the Federation Basseterre, St. Kitts-The police are reporting that crime in St Kitts and Nevis has increased by 56.8% in 2016 after they finally released crime statistics last week. Reported crimes in 2016 was increased to 1,643, compared to 1,048

Kieran Powell recalled to West Indies set up to face England

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Kieran Powell recalled to West Indies set up to face England By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Nevisian batsman Kieran Powell’s good form has been rewarded as the opener has earned a recall to the West Indian set up for the upcoming home series against England starting in early

SKNAAA looking for strong 2017 after 10 record in 2016

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | SKNAAA looking for strong 2017 after 10 record in 2016 By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) is aiming to push on from a successful 2016 season that that saw 10 new national records being broken in the junior and senior categories.

Speaker agrees to meet with Opposition

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Speaker agrees to meet with Opposition By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Speaker of the National Assembly the Hon. Michael Perkins has agreed to meet with members of the of the Opposition to clear the air following his ruling on a Motion of No Confidence that he dismissed

Consultations Hosted To Further Develop Federal Youth Policy

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Consultations Hosted To Further Develop Federal Youth Policy By S. Williams The Youth Departments on St. Kitts and Nevis have been working steadily to achieve the implementation of the National Youth Policy which was launched in October 2016. Last week another consultation was held in a one day conference at the

Bus drivers irked that years of concerns not met

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Bus drivers irked that years of concerns not met By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Bus drivers in St. Kitts and Nevis feel like the government is ignoring them. The drivers say they are not pleased with the government ignoring their calls for improve conditions and are prepared to

Business urged to properly secure establishments

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Business urged to properly secure establishments By Monique Washington A call for businesses to properly secure their establishments was repeated by the Deputy Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy  after a robbery at Horsford Building Center in Stoney Grove Nevis last Friday, Feb. 18. The Observer understands that seconds before the ‘closed’

CONCACAF head makes commitment to smaller nations on visit to SKN

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | CONCACAF head makes commitment to smaller nations on visit to SKN By Loshaun Dixon BASSETERRE, St. Kitts-CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani paid a courtesy call to St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA), last week and made a commitment to the development of the sport among the smaller nations.

Exercising Authority

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Exercising Authority On the surface of it, SKASPA is correct.  Commercial cargo should not be handled at the intra-island ferry terminal, but rather at the bird Rock facility where Customs is already present. But was that the intention of the notice that was sent to ferry operators and

Police unswerving in holding bad officers accountable

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police unswerving in holding bad officers accountable By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force are committed to holding officers who run into trouble with the law accountable for their actions. Speaking at a Police Press Conference on Thursday, Commissioner

Public urged to help prevent spread of Gastroenteritis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Public urged to help prevent spread of Gastroenteritis Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 24, 2017) — Medical Officer of Health on Nevis Dr. Judy Nisbett, says there has been an increase in the number of persons coming to the Alexandra Hospital’s emergency room in February with gastroenteritis and

Government Of National Unity Depoliticizing Housing Programme

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government Of National Unity Depoliticizing Housing Programme Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 23, 2017 (SKNIS): The distribution of land and construction of government homes will be de-politicized and streamlined based on parish boundaries and not constituencies. This is according to Minister of Human Settlement, the. Honourable Eugene Hamilton.

Minister Hamilton: Government Working To Reduce Delinquency To NHC

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Minister Hamilton: Government Working To Reduce Delinquency To NHC Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 23, 2017 (SKNIS): Minister of Human Settlement with responsibility for Housing, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, has disclosed that since taking office, the government has managed to significantly reduce the level of delinquency by homeowners

Shelter Is A Basic Need, Says Minister Hamilton

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Shelter Is A Basic Need, Says Minister Hamilton Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 23, 2017 (SKNIS):  The Honourable Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Human Settlement, said that the National Housing Corporation (NHC) was established by an ACT in 1996 in an effort to provide shelter – homes to the

Minister Of Labour Attends 10th ILO Caribbean Labour Ministers Meeting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Minister Of Labour Attends 10th ILO Caribbean Labour Ministers Meeting   Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 23, 2017 (SKNIS):  Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister in the Federal Cabinet, the Honourable Vance Amory, is currently in Jamaica attending the February 22 to 24, 10th International Labour Organization Caribbean Labour

Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw Intentional Airport Refurbishing Project Continues!

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw Intentional Airport Refurbishing Project Continues! Press Release Bird Rock, Basseterre, St. Kitts (February 22nd 2017): The St. Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) in collaboration with the Embassy of China (on Taiwan) continue to affirm their commitment of modernizing the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport’s

The Hon. Eugene Hamilton, Minister Of Human Settlement, Is Special Guest On Working For You On Wednesday, February 22

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | The Hon. Eugene Hamilton, Minister Of Human Settlement, Is Special Guest On Working For You On Wednesday, February 22 Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 21, 2017 (SKNIS): The Honourable Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Human Settlement, Community Development, Lands and Co-operatives et al, is the special guest on “Working

Unity Housing Solutions Programme To Focus On Poor And Indigent

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Unity Housing Solutions Programme To Focus On Poor And Indigent Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 21, 2017 (SKNIS): The Team Unity Administration’s Housing Solutions Programme, which was launched on February 17, is geared towards the poor and indigent, according to Minister of Human Settlement with responsibility for Housing,

Work To Begin Soon On Construction Of East Line Bus Terminal

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Work To Begin Soon On Construction Of East Line Bus Terminal Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 21, 2017 (SKNIS): Minister of Public Infrastructure and Transport et al, Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, has said that the Team Unity Administration will keep its promise of building an east line bus terminal and

National Security Officials Reviewing Proposals From Symposium To Prevent And Reduce Crime

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | National Security Officials Reviewing Proposals From Symposium To Prevent And Reduce Crime Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 20, 2017 (SKNIS): Officials at the Ministry of National Security are pouring over suggestions and recommendations from stakeholder groups as to ways their respective agencies can actively contribute to prevent and

JLPS cafeteria in Gingerland officially opens; investment to improve quality of life, says Premier Amory

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | JLPS cafeteria in Gingerland officially opens; investment to improve quality of life, says Premier Amory Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS  (February 20, 2017) — Premier of Nevis and Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Vance Amory, described the newly constructed Joycelyn Liburd Primary School (JLPS)

Government Committed To Investing In Alternative Energy, Moves To Finalize Geothermal Agreement

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government Committed To Investing In Alternative Energy, Moves To Finalize Geothermal Agreement Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 20, 2017 (SKNIS): Minister of Public Infrastructure with responsibility for Energy, the Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, said that the Team Unity Administration is “committed to investing in alternative energy, pursuing geothermal energy production,

Police Investigating Robbery In Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Investigating Robbery In Nevis Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 18, 2017 (RSCNPF):  Investigators from the  Criminal Investigations Department (CID) are investigating a Robbery in Nevis. The  incident occurred sometime after 4.00pm on Friday (February 17) at the S. L. Horsford’s and Company Ltd. (Nevis Center). Investigations revealed that two assailants entered

Police Staff To Receive CCTV Training In Taiwan

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Staff To Receive CCTV Training In Taiwan Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 18, 2017 (RSCNPF): A compliment of six persons, officers and civilians from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force will departed the Federation on Friday (February 17) for the Republic of China (Taiwan) to undergo extensive training in

Bus Drivers call off Monday Strike

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Bus Drivers call off Monday Strike Basseterre, St. Kitts-Bus drivers in St. Kitts have agreed to call off any strike action on Monday following a meeting on Sunday evening to discuss the matter. The drivers are displeased that many of their concerns have not been met by government

Bus Drivers Contemplating Monday Strike

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Bus Drivers Contemplating Monday Strike Basseterre, St. Kitts-Passenger bus drivers in St. Kitts are contemplating a possible strike on Monday. The Observer understands that the various bus drivers associations are set to meet on Sunday to discuss whether or not to take action in protest of their concerns

Brantley – $62 million from SIDF

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Brantley – million from SIDF Parry- It is electioneering money By Monique Washington The Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) has received in less than two years $62.2 million dollars, part of Nevis’ “Fair Share” from the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF), funds that the former leader of Nevis claims will be

JLPS captures Tourism Quiz title

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | JLPS captures Tourism Quiz title By Monique Washington Joycelyn Liburd Primary School won the 2017 Nisbett Plantation Beach Club Primary School Tourism Quiz on Thursday, Feb. 16. Nine schools participated with two students per team with one stand by. Representing the schools were Charlestown J’Diamon Smithen and Sabrina Harriar

FROM THE CORNER

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | FROM THE CORNER This week’s questions: 1)      What would you like to see introduced in Nevis in terms of recreational places or activities? 2)      Have you ever had any bad customer service experience and what do you think is the root cause of this? 3)      Do you think that President Donald

Patrick Howell Jr found guilty

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Patrick Howell Jr found guilty By Monique Washington Suspected killer Patrick Howell Jr has been found guilty of gun and ammunition possession and has been sentenced to a combined 13 years at  Her Majesty’s Prison in St Kitts Mr. Howell, a Cane Garden resident, was caugh with a

NIA Information Technology Department Observes ICT Week

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | NIA Information Technology Department Observes ICT Week By S. Williams An Introduction to ICT for Positive, Social and Economic Development is the theme under which the Nevis Island Administration Information Technology Department is hosting  its Information and Communication Technology week (ICT). The week, which is being held from

SKNOC reaffirms commitment to sports organizations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | SKNOC reaffirms commitment to sports organizations By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-The St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) has reaffirmed its commitment to improving sports disciplines in the Federation. Secretary General of the SKNOC Glen Jeffers told reporters the committee has been instrumental in background work in multiple

Community Calendar

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Community Calendar The Anglican churches will be celebrating it Diocese of 175 anniversary, Northeastern Caribbean and Aruba with a series of activities. -Sunday 19 at 4:30 pm, will be a Youth Rally which will begin at the D.R Wallwyn Square and end at the Charlestown Villa. -Sunday 26 at 9:00 am a joint

Nomads?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nomads? Ever since we escaped the clutches of slavery, the people of St Kitts- Nevis (and particularly Nevis) have been on the move.   This point is made by Bonham Richardson, in his book Caribbean Migrants. Quoting from Council minutes of 1842, he noted that between 1838 and 1842,

Government launches five new Mobile apps

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government launches five new Mobile apps By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The government of St. Kitts and Nevis took a visionary step on Wednesday morning by launching five new mobile applications for IPhone and Android devices. The mobile applications form part of the government’s information and communications technology (ICT) initiative and improves how the Government interacts with

Newspaper Cover for 17th February 2017

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Launch Of Step Programme To Benefit Interns And The Economy

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Launch Of Step Programme To Benefit Interns And The Economy Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 16, 2017 (SKNIS): The Government of National Unity launched its Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP) on Thursday (February 16), which offers persons an opportunity to learn a skill and obtain a job attachment as part

The 1967 Constitution: Internal Self-Government

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | The 1967 Constitution: Internal Self-Government Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 16, 2017 (National Archives): Fifty years ago on the St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla embarked on a new milestone in their constitutional development.  The 1967 Constitution gave the new state internal self-government exercised through a Cabinet that was responsible

Government To Introduce Comprehensive E-Payment Service

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government To Introduce Comprehensive E-Payment Service Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 15, 2017 (SKNIS):  The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is in the process of introducing an electronic payment system across all ministries and departments, which will afford persons the opportunity to make payments online, said Attorney

Launch Of Crime Reporter App To Aid In Crime Fighting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Launch Of Crime Reporter App To Aid In Crime Fighting Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 15, 2017 (SKNIS):  Officials of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) are hopeful that the detection rate as it relates to crime in the Federation will be increased with the

Government Launches Five New Mobile Interactive Apps Aimed At Expanding The Technological Footprint Of St. Kitts And Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Government Launches Five New Mobile Interactive Apps Aimed At Expanding The Technological Footprint Of St. Kitts And Nevis Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 15, 2017 (SKNIS):  The launch of five new interactive mobile apps forms part of the government’s strategy to strengthen Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in

Premier Amory Praises Leadership Style Of PM Harris

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Premier Amory Praises Leadership Style Of PM Harris Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 15, 2017 (SKNIS): Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has been praised for his leadership style and engaging personality, which have been cited as important factors in the successful

CSS Principal thanks SIDF for assistance with hosting 45th LIDC

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | CSS Principal thanks SIDF for assistance with hosting 45th LIDC Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 15, 2017) — Edson Elliott, Principal of the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS) and the Nevis Sixth Form College, thanked the St. Kitts and Nevis Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) Board of Counsellors for

SIDF Board of Counsellors visit funded projects on Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | SIDF Board of Counsellors visit funded projects on Nevis Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 14, 2017) — Dr. Robertine Chaderton, Chairperson of the St. Kitts and Nevis Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation’s (SIDF) Board of Counsellors, expressed satisfaction with the status of projects funded by the Foundation in Nevis.

Senior Minister Amory Says Social Security Will Remain Strong

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Senior Minister Amory Says Social Security Will Remain Strong Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 14, 2017 (SKNIS): Senior Minister in the Federal Cabinet and Minister responsible for Labour and Social Security, Hon. Vance Amory, said he is optimistic about the strength of the Social Security scheme to continue to meet

First Class Jewellery Burglarized

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | First Class Jewellery Burglarized Basseterre, St. Kitts-Locally owned jewellery outlet First Class Jewellery on Port Zante are the latest victims of the hands of burglars during predawn break in. Speaking with The Observer, proprietor of the Establishment AU Brown confirmed that the incident had taken place but declined

Police Investigating Building Breaking And Larceny In Basseterre

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Investigating Building Breaking And Larceny In Basseterre Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 13, 2017 (RSCNPF):  Investigators from the  Criminal Investigations Department (CID) are investigating a Building Breaking and Larceny at First Class Jewelry in Basseterre. The  incident occurred sometime between 3.00am and 4.30am on Monday (February 13). Investigations revealed the assailants broke into

Young mother sent to jail for unpaid fine

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Young mother sent to jail for unpaid fine 11 A young mother who was given six months to pay a $100,000 fine has been sent to Her Majesty’s Prison for being unable to pay the fine. Patricia James was placed behind bars for failure to pay the fine.

International Line-Up Confirmed For 2017 Nevis Blues Festival

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | International Line-Up Confirmed For 2017 Nevis Blues Festival By S. Williams Ben Waters Several international artists have been booked as  headlining acts for the Nevis Blues Festival to be held on Fridayand Saturday, April 7-8, at Oualie Beach. The Rhythm Chiefs Leader The artists who will serve up blues, soul, funk and

Hector to defend senator’s attacker

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Hector to defend senator’s attacker By Monique Washington The Law office of Hector and Nisbett has signed to defend Esa Slack, the man accused of attacking the Speaker in the National Assembly Michael Perkins. The Observer confirmed with Robelto Hector on Wednesday that his firm is in fact defending Mr. Slack. On May

A Continent of Hope

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | A Continent of Hope By António Guterres Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems.  When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential. I am committed to building on those strengths and establishing a higher platform of

IAICA And Department of Agriculture Host Hydroponic Workshop For Youths

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | IAICA And Department of Agriculture Host Hydroponic Workshop For Youths By S. Williams The Inter-American Institute For Cooperation on Agriculture (IAICA) in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture on Friday, Feb. 5 hosted a hydroponic, low cost workshop in Nevis. The workshop, held in the agricultural conference room at Prospect,

Powell hungry for more despite good form

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Powell hungry for more despite good form by Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Despite scoring three centuries and a half century in his last four innings Leeward Islands Hurricane captain Kieran Powell says he wants to add to his tally in the remaining matches of the Regional Super 50 Competition. Mr.

Gingerland house goes up in flames

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Gingerland house goes up in flames Gas tanks not cause of fire By Monique Washington Gas pumps at a service station that ceased operation some years ago were not the cause of a Monday night house fire in Gingerland  and the cause  is still unknown, said Divisional Fire Officer at the Fire and Rescue

Shaws Road road project begins

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Shaws Road road project begins By Monique Washington The Shaw’s Road project started this past week and plans are underway to upgrade the road, according to the Public Works Department. The road project stretches from the island main road in New Castle to Fountain and spans an estimated two miles. Raoul

From de corner

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | From de corner By Monique Washington The Observer took to the “corners” this past week and gave random citizens a choice to answer two different questions; “If the NIA elections are to be called tomorrow, which party is prepared win?” and “What changes if any would you like

Newspaper Cover for 10th February 2017

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Planning For Launch Of S.T.E.P. At An Advanced Stage

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Planning For Launch Of S.T.E.P. At An Advanced Stage Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 10, 2017 (SKNIS): The People’s Employment Programme (PEP) is set to undergo a revolutionary change when it officially metamorphosizes into the Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP) comeFebruary 16, 2017, when the historic launch of STEP takes

Officials Embrace Creation Of A Labour Management System

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Officials Embrace Creation Of A Labour Management System Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 07, 2017 (SKNIS): Labour stakeholders in St. Kitts and Nevis are pleased with the information sharing and knowledge development taking place at a four-day workshop at the Ocean Terrace Inn. The February 06 to 09 workshop is

Succession planning, education system assessment among issues Nevis Education Minister discusses with top Education officials

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Succession planning, education system assessment among issues Nevis Education Minister discusses with top Education officials Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 07, 2017) — Succession planning and the ongoing assessment of the school’s education system on Nevis were among the matters discussed at a meeting with Premier of Nevis

More Education Awareness Needed On CSME, Says Minister Of Labour

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | More Education Awareness Needed On CSME, Says Minister Of Labour Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 07, 2017 (SKNIS):  The Honourable Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Labour, said that a lot more needs to done to engage citizens and residents in the workings of the CARICOM Single Market

Winston “Zack” Nisbett And Janet Johnson Recognized For Their Continuous Contribution To The Development Of Carnival

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Winston “Zack” Nisbett And Janet Johnson Recognized For Their Continuous Contribution To The Development Of Carnival Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 07, 2017 (SKNIS): Winston “Zack” Nisbett and Janet Johnson were recently recognized at a brief, yet significant ceremony, on February 06, for the continuous contribution of their time, knowledge

NTV advises on service disruption

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | NTV advises on service disruption Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 07, 2017) — The following is an advisory from the Department of Information in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) dated February 07, 2017. Please be advised that Nevis Television is currently not available on the Digicel Play platform.  This

NIA’s IT Department to host ICT Week, raise awareness of information and communication technology in the community

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | NIA’s IT Department to host ICT Week, raise awareness of information and communication technology in the community Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 07, 2017) — The  Nevis Island Administration’s Information Technology (IT) Department will observe its inaugural Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Week from February 11 to 18, 2017. The week

Senior Minister Amory Welcomes Efforts To Establish A Labour Management Information System

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Senior Minister Amory Welcomes Efforts To Establish A Labour Management Information System Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 06, 2017 (SKNIS): Senior Minister and Minister of Labour in the Federal Cabinet, Honourable Vance Amory, has welcomed the February 06 to 09 Labour Management Information System (LMIS) training workshop that will expand

Southeast Peninsula Search Leads To Seizure Of “Weed And Coke”

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Southeast Peninsula Search Leads To Seizure Of “Weed And Coke” Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 06, 2017 (RSCNPF): A combined Search Operation by officers of the Special Services Unit (SSU), the Anti-Drug Unit and the St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force in the vicinity of the ferry landing on the

No one in custody for Nevis’ homicide

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | No one in custody for Nevis’ homicide 3 in custody for St Kitts’ homicide By Monique Washington Almost one week after the Federation marked its first homicide for the year in Nevis the police have not made any arrests. The Federation has fallen short of having the most

Music Festival launches first acts for 2017 festival

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Music Festival launches first acts for 2017 festival By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts- While the second month of the year has only just begun, the St. Kitts Music Festival has already announced its first wave of artist to perform at the three night festival had already been launched.

Music Festival launches first acts for 2017 festival

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Music Festival launches first acts for 2017 festival By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts- While the second month of the year has only just begun, the St. Kitts Music Festival has already announced its first wave of artist to perform at the three night festival had already been launched.

SKN could feel impact of trump immigration ban

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | SKN could feel impact of trump immigration ban By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Leader of the Opposition and former Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas is of the view that President of the United States Donald Trump’s recent executive order regarding

From the Supervisor of Elections

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | From the Supervisor of Elections This week, the office released the ARV. Each Constituency and each Polling District throughout the entire country has its own mini ARV.  The full list – i.e. that with all Constituencies and all Polling Divisions has been made available to each political party,

Hands Across The Sea At It Again

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Hands Across The Sea At It Again By S. Williams The US based non-profit organization Hands Across The Sea has chosen its awardee for the school year 2016-2017. An award of US $1,000 worth of new library books will go to the Charlestown Primary School for making the

Trump And Obama’s Legacy.

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Trump And Obama’s Legacy. by EWIN JAMES. Some people have begun screaming that President Donald Trump, by signing the Executive Order to begin dismantling Obamacare, is determined to destroy the legacy of Barack Obama as though doing so were some treasonous act. They propound the idea that Trump has some obligation to preserve the legacy of Obama, whatever that is; but nowhere in the Constitution or any law, does a President have

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | By Monique Washington Two weeks after the Privy Council heard the matter of Warrington Phillip vs the Director of Public Prosecution, no verdict has been handed down as yet. The Observer understands from the DPP’s office that no date was set for a decision to be handed

Door to Door voter’s registration to occur in 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Door to Door voter’s registration to occur in 2017 By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-A house to house voter’s list enumeration process is set to take place in St. Kitts and Nevis in 2017 in the government’s efforts to ensure voters of the Federation are appropriately registered where they live. The

Welkom To My Island Paradise: Ye Good People Of Syria

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Welkom To My Island Paradise: Ye Good People Of Syria We make no apologies to state at the outset that St. Kitts & Nevis and more particularly Nevis, God’s own country should welcome the Syrians with open arms.  We posit that people everywhere and from whatever clime and

ECMMAN Project to Wrap Up Its Operations in 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | ECMMAN Project to Wrap Up Its Operations in 2017 By S. Williams The Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Area Network known as the ECMMAN project is in its final stage and is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, according to National Coordinator Janice Daniel-Hodge. In a recent

ST. KITTS-NEVIS CITIZENSHIP-BY-INVESTMENT UNIT REPRESENTED AT DINNER AND RUSSIAN WEALTH ADVISORS FORUM IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | ST. KITTS-NEVIS CITIZENSHIP-BY-INVESTMENT UNIT REPRESENTED AT DINNER AND RUSSIAN WEALTH ADVISORS FORUM IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Press Release BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, February 3, 2017 (Citizenship-by-Investment Unit)—The St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Unit (CIU) has been represented at a dinner and Russian Wealth Advisors Forum in Zurich, Switzerland. Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Newspaper Cover for 03rd February 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Newspaper Cover for 03rd February 2017 The post Newspaper Cover for 03rd February 2017 appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer.

$35.4 Million Pledged For 2017 To The Fresh Start Programme

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | .4 Million Pledged For 2017 To The Fresh Start Programme Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 02, 2017 (SKNIS): During his monthly press conference on February 01, held at Government Headquarters, Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, said that some $21 million was disbursed to small and medium sized enterprises

21st Annual St. Kitts Music Festival Launched

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | 21st Annual St. Kitts Music Festival Launched Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 01, 2017 (SKNIS): For the first time in history, the St. Kitts Music Festival Committee made the announcement in February of the selection of the first set of artists to appear on the Annual St. Kitts

Police Investigating Shooting In Newtown

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Investigating Shooting In Newtown Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 01, 2017 (RSCNPF):  Investigators from the  Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) are investigating a shooting incident in Newtown that has resulted in the death of one person. The  shooting occurred at shortly after 11.00am on Wednesday (February 01). Investigations revealed the victim a male was

Man shot dead in Basseterre

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Man shot dead in Basseterre Another young life in St. Kitts and Nevis has been lost through gun violence after a man was gunned downed in Newtown shortly before noon on Wednesday afternoon. The incident took place at Manchester Avenue where it is stated that the victim was

History and Heritage Month 2017 kicks off on Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | History and Heritage Month 2017 kicks off on Nevis Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 01, 2017) — The Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS) in collaboration with the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society and the St. Christopher National Trust will host a number of activities to mark

Buckley’s Uprising Led To The Unification Of A People, Says Prime Minister Harris

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Buckley’s Uprising Led To The Unification Of A People, Says Prime Minister Harris Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 31, 2017 (SKNIS): Reflecting on the Buckley’s Riots of January1935, Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said, at a recent commemoration ceremony at Buckley’s Estate, that is it critically important that

Nevis Customs and Excise Department honours past officers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis Customs and Excise Department honours past officers Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (January 30, 2017) — The Customs and Excise Department on Nevis, honoured six former staff members at the Long Point Port on January 26, 2017, for their outstanding service, which paved the way for the new

Nevis Education Minister continues school visits

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Nevis Education Minister continues school visits Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (January 30, 2017) — Premier of Nevis and Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Vance Amory, continued his visits to government-owned schools on the island with his most recent visit to the St. Thomas’

Good Governance And Accountability For Prosperity Public Forum Moves To Cayon

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Good Governance And Accountability For Prosperity Public Forum Moves To Cayon Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 30, 2017 (SKNIS): As its second anniversary in office draws near, the Team Unity Administration will host its second in a series of public forums dubbed, “Good Governance and Accountability for Prosperity” on Tuesday, January 31,

Police Investigating Homicide In Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Investigating Homicide In Nevis Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January, 2017  (RSCNPF): Investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) and Officers of Police Division “C” Nevis, are investigating a homicide in Church Ground. The victim is identified as Leon Gumbs, a 44 year old male. Police responded to the

Former COP calls for removal of Police officers in Immigration

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Former COP calls for removal of Police officers in Immigration By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Former Commissioner of Police Austin Williams has mad a call to employ ordinary citizens to staff the Immigration department as opposed to using police officers due to the lack of man power in

The Insurance Company of the West Indies Opens Nevis Branch

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | The Insurance Company of the West Indies Opens Nevis Branch By S. Williams The Insurance Company of the West Indies (IWCI) now has a Nevis outlet. In a brief ceremony on Thursday 19th January at the Botanical Gardens, the company launched the opening of its Nevis sales office. Speaking at the

My Woman Of The Year

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | My Woman Of The Year In The Public Interest by Hastings Daniel  Inasmuch as many have been pleased to nominate the person of the fairer sex who has made the most lasting impact on them and the society for 2016 we also as one who have been observing

Cruising.

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Cruising. The 2016/17 cruise season is turning out to be a bumper season for St Kitts and Nevis.  Congratulations to the Ministers (Federal & Local) and the governments of Team Unity and the Concerned Citizens Movement.  Never before have we had so many ships in port on a

CCM turns 30

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | CCM turns 30 By S. Williams The Concerned Citizens Movement [CCM] celebrated 30 years in an anniversary service held last Sunday. The event, held under the theme ‘Celebrating a Generation of Service and Preparing for the Next’ took place at the Church of God of Prophecy at Craddock Road.

ARV to be available for scrutiny

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | ARV to be available for scrutiny By Monique Washington The public will on Wednesday be able to view and scrutinize the Annual voters list which is scheduled to be released January 31. According to an article issued by The Electoral Office and published in  last week’s edition of the

From the Supervisor of elections…

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | From the Supervisor of elections… Adult suffrage is too important a right to citizens and residents not to allow for judicial review for persons who feel aggrieved by any decision that affects their right to registration.  That is why we advised that any decisions of the Registration Officers

Spurs seizes top spot of Premier League after Cayon slip up

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Spurs seizes top spot of Premier League after Cayon slip up By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Hobson Enterprises Garden Hotspurs now lead the St. Kitts Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) Premier League after a narrow victory over the 4G Cayon Rockets. On Saturday evening the Cayon side suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands

Citizenship By Investment Unit Launches New And Interactive Website

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Citizenship By Investment Unit Launches New And Interactive Website Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 27, 2017 (SKNIS):  The St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) launched a new and interactive web portal as part of its rebranding process on Thursday, January 26. The web portal

Alexandra Hospital to issue computerised Health Information cards from January 30th

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Alexandra Hospital to issue computerised Health Information cards from January 30th Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (January 26, 2017) — The Alexandra Hospital, the main health facility on Nevis, will move closer to offering optimal service, when it begins issuing computerised Health Information cards from January 30, 2017. Hospital Administrator

Man hurt by gun in Chinese Supermarket Robbery

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Man hurt by gun in Chinese Supermarket Robbery Basseterre, St. Kitts-A Chinese Supermarket in St. Paul’s was robbed by armed bandits on Thursday morning leaving one of workers in the establishment wounded by a blow from a gun. Police have confirmed that the incident took place at the

Police Investigating Monday Night Shooting Incident On Upper Shaw’s Avenue

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Investigating Monday Night Shooting Incident On Upper Shaw’s Avenue Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 25, 2017 (RSCNPF):  Investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting incident that occurred around 10.30pm on Monday night (January 23). The incident resulted in a gunshot injury to one person,   a juvenile who lives

Police Encouraged By Enhanced Security Measures At HMP

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police Encouraged By Enhanced Security Measures At HMP Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 25, 2017 (RSCNPF):  The results of a search executed at Her Majesty’s Prison during the early morning hours of Tuesday (January 24) gave indication that new security measures in place at the Prison are yielding results. The

Labour Officials To Increase Job Site Visits

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Labour Officials To Increase Job Site Visits Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 25, 2017 (SKNIS): Officials from the Department of Labour on St. Kitts are expected to have an increased presence at various workplaces to ensure that labour relations remain cordial and the environment is safe and healthy

Basseterre Region To Be Affected By Water Rationing

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Basseterre Region To Be Affected By Water Rationing Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 25, 2017 (SKNIS):  The Water Department is expected to start water rationing in the Basseterre area, including Bird Rock, Half Moon and the South East Peninsula said the Honourable Ian “Patches” Liburd, Minister of Public Infrastructure, during

St. Kitts And Nevis Moving To Establish Labour Code

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | St. Kitts And Nevis Moving To Establish Labour Code Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 25, 2017 (SKNIS): The Ministry of Labour has begun the process of establishing a labour code for St. Kitts and Nevis that will serve to improve the laws governing the world of work and better relations

Facebook closes page of popular blogger ‘Obi’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Facebook closes page of popular blogger ‘Obi’ By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Popular Facebook blogger Everton ‘Obi’ Elliott, who has following on the social media forum of over 15,000 has had his famous page shut down by the authorities at Facebook. Elliot, a Nevisian living in the United

Mechanical issues at Maddens Pump Station posing challenges for NWD

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Mechanical issues at Maddens Pump Station posing challenges for NWD Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (January 24, 2017) — The following is a notice from the Nevis Water Department (NWD) dated January 24, 2017. The general public is asked to take note that due to the current mechanical problems being

Man Shot in Basseterre Monday Evening

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Man Shot in Basseterre Monday Evening Basseterre, St. Kitts– A man was said to be wounded in a shooting incident last evening on Thibou Avenue sometime between 10 and 11 p.m. Though  the police have confirmed a shooting last night, unconfirmed reports indicate that the victim suffered wounds

Customs And Excise Department Launches New Website

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Customs And Excise Department Launches New Website Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 24, 2017 (SKNIS): The Customs and Excise Department launched its new website,skncustoms.com, on January 22, at Government House, which will help further achieve the objectives of the Customs and Excise Department of being a dependable revenue collector, an

Justice Swift For Newtown Man, Case Solved And Conviction

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Justice Swift For Newtown Man, Case Solved And Conviction Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 23, 2017 (RSCNPF): Officers in the Criminal Investigations Department have received commendation for their efforts that has resulted in one person being convicted for Larceny last week. Ziron Roberts of West Street, Newtown was

Important CXC Notice

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Important CXC Notice PERSONS STILL DESIROUS OF REGISTERING FOR THE MAY-JUNE 2017 CXC EXAMS WILL HAVE UNTIL THIS FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2017 TO DO SO. JANUARY 2017 RESULTS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ONLINE ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 1ST AT 10:00 P.M. CANDIDATES WHOSE RESULTS ARE NOT PLEASING WILL HAVE UNTIL

Her Majesty’s Customs And Excise Department Celebrates International Customs Day 2017 With A Week Of Activities.

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Her Majesty’s Customs And Excise Department Celebrates International Customs Day 2017 With A Week Of Activities. Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 23, 2017 (SKNIS):  Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise Department in celebration of International Customs Day (ICD) 2017, slated for Thursday, January 26, launched a week of activities, which commenced with

St. Kitts And Nevis Observes Customs And Excise Day Under The Global Theme “Data Analysis For Effective Border Management”

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | St. Kitts And Nevis Observes Customs And Excise Day Under The Global Theme “Data Analysis For Effective Border Management” Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 23, 2017 (SKNIS):  Customs and Excise organizations globally play an integral role indeveloping the global business instead of increasing the risks of international security. Against this

Police mum on status of alleged police/solider robbers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Police mum on status of alleged police/solider robbers Complainant “kicked” his way to safety By Monique Washington The high command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force are mum on actions that will or have been taken about an officer and a solider that allegedly robbed

Monkey problem to be reduced on island

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Monkey problem to be reduced on island By Monique Washington Farmers on the island may soon benefit from research and initiatives  being established on Nevis and soon in St. Kitts to reduce the number of monkeys in the Federtion. Vernon Gibbs-Hall, Field Biologist in Ethnoprimatology,  arrived to start a

Adams hoping for fast 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Adams hoping for fast 2017 By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Sprint star from St. Kitts and Nevis Antoine Adams is aiming for a bounce back season in 2017 following 2016 when he failed to live up to his own expectations. Speaking with The Observer recently, Mr. Adams discussed his goals

Carnival cup champs make winning start to 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Carnival cup champs make winning start to 2017 By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-Carnival Cup Champions the Rams village Superstars continued their winning ways against Conaree at the restart of the St. Kits and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) Premier League on Saturday evening, following a break for Christmas and Carvnival. After lifting

St. Kitts Nevis women to join in Global March

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | St. Kitts Nevis women to join in Global March by Monique Washington Woman around the world will join together on Saturday to march for women’s rights, human rights and ending violence. The initiative is the first of its kind. The Mission and Vision of the march according to

Prostrate Screening Numbers Down From Last Year

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Prostrate Screening Numbers Down From Last Year By S. Williams  A total of 580 men turned out for the free one-day annual prostrate screening clinic at the Occasions Conference Centre at the Pinney’s Industrial Site in Nevis Saturday, Jan. 14 according to the Minister of Health Mark Brantley.

Charlestown Primary School Spearheads Nevis Disaster Management Multi-Hazard Campaign

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Charlestown Primary School Spearheads Nevis Disaster Management Multi-Hazard Campaign by S. Williams Drop. Cover. Hold. These were the words ringing through Charlestown Primary School on Thursday, Jan. 12 when the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) commenced its 12-month multi-hazard campaign for 2017. The campaign, which focuses on using primary

Speaker denies MONC against himself

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Speaker denies MONC against himself Basseterre, St. Kitts– The Motion of No Confidence (MONC)  filed by the Leader of the Opposition in 2016 against the Speaker of the National Asssembly late in 2016 has been reject by the Speaker of the National Assembly, prompting a walk out by

“Police Investigations Require Time To Ensure The Rights Of All Involved,” Says Deputy Commissioner Brandy

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | “Police Investigations Require Time To Ensure The Rights Of All Involved,” Says Deputy Commissioner Brandy Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 18, 2017 (RSCNPF): An investigation into a Police vehicle  accident and a subsequent report of robbery against the patrol team driving the vehicle have come under the scrutiny of  local

Love for Nevis prompts celebrated British historian/author’s novel, film on 17th century Nevisian colonist

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Love for Nevis prompts celebrated British historian/author’s novel, film on 17th century Nevisian colonist Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (January 18, 2017) — Dr. June Goodfield, internationally-celebrated British historian and author said her love for Nevis led to several return visits since her first visit in 1985 and her

Driver charged in infant death

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Driver charged in infant death Basseterre, St. Kitts-The driver of the vehicle that collided with a dumpster that led to the death of a toddler on Saturday morning has been slapped with two charges by the Police. Valintine Parris of Phillips’ Village was this week  charged with driving

National Assembly Meets On Friday, January 20

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | National Assembly Meets On Friday, January 20 Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 17, 2017 (SKNIS)—The Order Paper for a Sitting of the National Assembly has been circulated. The law-making body meets at the National Assembly Chambers at Government Headquarters on Friday 20thJanuary, 2017, at 10 am. The Honourable

Illegal Firearm And Marijuana Found During St Pauls Search

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Illegal Firearm And Marijuana Found During St Pauls Search Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 17, 2017 (RSCNPF): The execution of Search Warrant Monday night (January 16) on a residence in the Willet’s Housing Project in St. Pauls has resulted in the discovery and seizure of an illegal firearm and a quantity of

Youth Crime Expected To Reduce Through Carisecure Project

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Youth Crime Expected To Reduce Through Carisecure Project Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 16, 2017 (SKNIS): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission for Eastern and Southern Caribbean, is

Customs And Police Scores First Drug Interdiction Of 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Customs And Police Scores First Drug Interdiction Of 2017 Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 16, 2017 (RSCNPF): The detention of a returning passenger at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on Sunday (January 15) has resulted in the first illegal drug seizure of 2017. The passenger was detained on suspicion

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