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October 16, 2017

St. Kitts & Nevis

COTED green-lights Agriculture Regional Emergency Response team

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     Photo: The 71st Special Meeting of COTED on agriculture approved the Emergency Response Sub-Committee.   COTED green-lights Agriculture Regional Emergency Response team From CARICOM   CARICOM, Guyana – The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has approved the Regional Agriculture Emergency Response Sub-Committee to provide

Desperate Puerto Ricans Choose to Drink Toxic Water?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer More than  35 percent of Puerto Rico’s residents — American citizens — remain without safe drinking water. It’s clear some residents are turning to potentially risky sources. A CNN team have watched workers from the Puerto Rican water utility, Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados, or AAA, distribute water

Cruise Ends in 8-year-old’s Death

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A family’s Caribbean trip ended in tragedy when an 8-year-old girl fell two stories from a deck on board a cruise ship the Carnival Glory just after docking in Miami. The young victim, named Zion, was on a deck, located two floors above the lobby, on a Carnival

Guatemala Police Claim to have Captured MS-13 Leader

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Police in Guatemala say they have captured a leader of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, street gang, on a par with Islamic State for brutality. They tweeted that Ángel Gabriel Reyes Marroquín, known as Blanco (White), was found in the town of Chimaltenango, 50km (31 miles) west

Jumbie Jamboree brings local theater to the ECCB

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Jumbie Jamboree, a locally written and directed play described as a compilation of West Indian folklore, is set to haunt the halls of the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium with tales of La Diablesse, River Mumi and other Caribbean myths and legends. The effort is the result of a

Environmental Impact Assessment to be undertaken at new BHS site

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The government of St. Kitts and Nevis is working on an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the site selected for construction of the new Basseterre High School. This comes after five years of controversy, temporary locations and sick students at the old school. Last November Education Minister  the

Senior March Celebrates life

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Kittitians and Nevisians of all ages gathered to march through Charlestown and end at Elquemedo Willett Park to celebrate the month of the elderly across the Federation. Under the United Nations theme “stepping into the future; tapping the talents, contributions and participation of older persons in society. ”The

Logos Hope departs Port Zante

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Logos Hope ship left Port Zante after the world’s largest floating international book fair embraced St. Kitts and Nevis’ shores for 5 days. The ship will now head to Antigua for a two week stay in St. Johns. The ship offers a large international bookstore, with a

US Pres. Trump to Maintain Sanctions On Cuba, Venezuela

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela will remain until they restore political and religious freedom according to US President Donald Trump. “We’re confronting rogue regimes and we are challenging the communist dictatorship of Cuba and the socialist oppression of Venezuela,” Trump told a conservative political conference this week. “And

Newspaper Cover for 13th October 2017

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CDB concludes mission to St. Kitts and Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer October 9, 2017, BASSTERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis – A team from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) visited the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis from October 2 to 6 to discuss the country’s development priorities, and to determine the main areas of intervention that CDB could support

Mystery Surrounds Newlywed’s Bahamian Disappearance

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   NASSAU, The Bahamas, Wednesday October 11, 2017 – The family of a newly wed American couple are desperate to find them after they disappeared on a honeymoon trip to the Bahamas two weeks-ago. Bahamian authorities are still trying to get to the bottom of the mysterious disappearance who

TRAINING FRONTLINE EMPLOYEES KEY TO TOURISM INDUSTRY

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 11, 2017 (SKNIS): Hospitality is key to the Tourism Industry in St. Kitts and Nevis and as such the St. Kitts Tourism Authority alongside the Ministry of Tourism has been conducting a series of customer service workshops for frontline employees yearly.   Just last year, between

POLICE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING IN ST. PAULS

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 11, 2017 (RSCNPF):Police is investigating a shooting incident which occurred sometime after 6:00am on Wednesday (October 11) in Back Street (St. Paul Village). Initial investigations reveal that two (2) armed masked assailants fired multiple gunshots at a male resident. No one was reported injured

Holiday Declared in Panama after First World Cup Qualifier Win

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The president of Panama has declared Wednesday to be a national holiday after the country qualified for the World Cup for the first time ever. Juan Carlos Varela‏ said on Twitter: “The voice of the people has beehttp://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/?p=24740&preview=truen heard… Tomorrow will be a national holiday.” The national team

POSTAL SERVICE PLANS PACKED MONTH OF ACTIVITIES

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 11, 2017 (SKNIS): In the government’s weekly programme “Working for You,” Postmaster General, Dario Gill, announced a number of activities set for the month in honour of World Post Day, which was celebrated on October 09, 2017.   He said that the purpose of these activities was

Federation Ship Banned for Breaking North Korea Sanctions

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer In what has been described as an unprecedented move, a ship registered in St.Kitts and Nevis is accused of violating North Korean sanctions and has been banned from all global ports. According to the MarineTraffic website, a maritime database that monitors the movement of vessels, Hao Fan 6

Man stabbed to death, allegedly by his brother

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A Cayon man returning home to attend the funeral of his mother Monday evening became the 20th murder victim of the year for St. Kitts and Nevis. The lone suspect in the crime is his elder brother. According to information received the incident occurred shortly after 8:00pm with

UN Chief Calls for Hurricane Relief Aid

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CODRINGTON, Barbuda – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the full mobilization of the international community to support the people of the hurricane affected Caribbean areas while stressing the need to accelerate climate action. “I have just witnessed a level of devastation that I have never

Antigua, US Remain Deadlocked Over Online Gambling Dispute

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Storm ravaged Barbuda and Antigua stand to make millions of dollars if its long simmering trade dispute with the USA dealing with online gambling can be resolved. The conflict revolves around the U.S. government’s campaign to prevent Americans from gambling at online sites based in the island nation.

Hurricane: Pence Pledges A Bigger, Better US Virgin Islands

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ST CROIX, USVI — US Vice President Mike Pence said, on his visit to the US Virgin Islands, that the White House is committed to assisting in rebuilding the US territory “bigger and better” in the wake of two devastating hurricanes. Governor Kenneth Mapp welcomed Pence, his wife,

Observer’s Junior Writers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Observer issue #1197 Observer’s Junior Writers Week #1 Topic: When I grow up I want to be…… The post Observer’s Junior Writers appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Observer’s Junior Writers

West Farm Man killed in Old Road

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A man from West Ham was killed​and another sustained ​a hand injury following a shooting incident in Old Road​ during the weekend.​ David ‘Putty’ Wilkinson lost his life, while Jervian Davis,​who received wounds to his left hand, was taken to the JNF General Hospital for treatment. According to reports both

A Record Hurricane Season and It’s Not Over Yet

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer This is the first time in known history the Atlantic has had two storms with 150+ mph winds raging at the same time: Irma and Jose. Maria went from a tropical depression to a Category 5 storm in two-and-a-half days, a speed that Mark DeMaria, acting deputy director of the National

Nate Drenches US Gulf Coast after Devastating Central America

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Hurricane Nate, after drenching New Orleans, made its second US landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi, shortly after midnight local time Sunday as a Category 1 hurricane. It’s the first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Just hours earlier, Nate had made its first US

Bahamas Youngest MP Making a Name for Himself

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Travis Robinson on the political platform. Travis Robinson, MP, at 22, is youngest politician in the Bahamas. Yet could easily have been mistaken for any of the other young delegates at the fifth annual Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit held recently at the Jewel Runaway Beach & Golf Resort

Basketball fraternity mourns death of teen player

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts-The basketball fraternity is mourning the loss of a promising teen player who lost his life tragically in a three vehicle accident on Sunday night following a basketball game in Basseterre. SecadaGarroden a 19-year old from Sandy Point was returning home to Sandy Point from Basseterre on Sunday evening with some of

Harris alleges dual citizenship; Douglas denies claim

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Prime Minister Hon. Timothy Harris has unveiled a set of allegations that opposition leader The Hon. Denzil Douglas holds dual citizenship as evidenced by his having Dominica diplomatic passport. Harris, speaking at a press conference this week, questioned Douglas’ loyalty to the federation after it was alleged

Snap elections in November?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The leader of the Nevis Reformation Party is convinced that the people of the island should prepare for a snap election in November. Nevis Reformation Party leader Joseph Parry told “The Observer” he “sees” a snap election coming. “Nobody ever waits for five years to have an election

Minister announces big plans for new housing community

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Nevis Island Administration newest housing project at Maddens Village, better known as ’14 Acre’ may soon be receiving a minimart and a sporting facility to make the community more wholesome, according to the Minister in Charge of Lands and area representative the Hon. Alexis Jeffers. Jeffers says,”We

Four Seasons Nevis appoints new GM

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Four Seasons Nevis has officially appointed their new General Manager Gonzalo Guelman Ros originally of Barcelona, Spain. Guelman Ros has replaced former General Manager Nevis Ed Gannon who has been transferred to the Four Seasons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming USA as General Manager. Guelman Ros joins the

Haiti’s Kids Still Suffering a Year After Hurricane Matthew

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A year has passed since the children and adolescents of this poverty stricken nation were hit by Hurricane Matthew. Today they still remain highly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters and extreme weather events, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. “Hundreds of

ExxonMobil in 5th Oil Find off Guyana

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The ExxonMobil Corporation has announced a fifth new oil discovery after drilling the Turbot-1 well offshore Guyana. This is its latest discovery to date in the country, adding to previous discoveries at Liza, Payara, Snoek and Liza Deep. ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana

Newspaper Cover for 6th October 2017

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31st meeting of CROSQ Council being held in St. Kitts and Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer 31st meeting of CROSQ Council being held in St. Kitts and Nevis From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS, within the Ministry of International Trade, together with the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Secretariat, is currently

PM Harris welcomes economist Howard Richardson to Ministry of Finance

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo (L-R): Head of the CIU Les Khan; Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris; the minister of state with responsibility for health, Sen. the Hon. Wendy Phipps; Senior Minister the Hon. Vance Amory; Deputy Financial Secretary Calvin Edwards; adviser in the Ministry of Finance, Howard Richardson.   PM Harris welcomes

PM Harris salutes security forces for public safety improvements

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Police officers have stepped up community interactions. (Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force photo)   PM Harris salutes security forces for public safety improvements From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – During his Oct. 3 press conference, Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris praised the men

CEO Khan outlines due diligence process for CBI applications

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: CEO Khan (left) thanks “Working for You” host Lesroy Williams.   CEO Khan outlines due diligence process for CBI applications From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) Les Khan gave some insight

Hurricanes: A Billion to Rebuild

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The recovery of eastern Caribbean islands hardest hit by recent hurricanes, including Dominica, Barbuda, Turks and Caicos, the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla, could cost up to US$1 billion, a senior U.N. official said. “It’s going to be a large-scale rebuilding effort that will take time,” said Stephen

Don’t Board Up Yet, But Nate’s Coming

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Hurricane Nate has not yet formed but if its does it could hit parts of the Gulf Coast this weekend, according to the latest update from the US NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration). The USA and the Caribbean are still recovering from the destructive impact of Hurricanes

PM Harris promises government auxiliary employees not forgotten

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Prime Minister Harris (right) and Calvin Edwards (left)   PM Harris promises government auxiliary employees not forgotten From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris says government is still set to improve the conditions of some 1,200-plus

Monetary Council trip to Canada ‘highly successful’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: (left to right) Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of Canada the Right Hon. Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister of St. Lucia the Hon. Allen Chastanet   Monetary Council trip to Canada ‘highly successful’ From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy

Minister Phipps launches October’s ‘Month of Older Persons’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Below is the official address of the Honourable Sen. Wendy C. Phipps, minister of state with responsibility for health, social services, community development and gender affairs, concerning October’s “Month of Older Persons:”   Fellow citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis: “Stepping into the Future: Tapping into

Teen basketball player dies in accident [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     Teen basketball player dies in accident By Loshaun Dixon   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Teenage basketball player Seccada Garroden from Sandy Point tragically lost his life last evening when travelling back to his home from Basseterre in the vicinity of Ross University . According to reports reaching

What Hurricane? Jamaica Tourism Sector Booming

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Despite a record hurricane season Jamaica’s tourism sector is growing by leaps and bounds, attracting levels of local and foreign investments never seen before according to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. “In fact, three hotels will be having official openings . . . right here in Montego Bay

Maria Aftermath likely to Trigger Puerto Rican Exodus to USA

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Source: AFP Hurricane Maria may trigger a major wave of migration from Puerto Rico to Florida and New York something that could be bad news for US President Trump since most Puerto Ricans are Democrats. One possible immigrant is Franchesca Rivera, a 32-year-old schoolteacher at Aibonito, a town

PR Fury at Trump

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer US President Donald Trump hasn’t made many friends in Puerto by his absence from the hurricane wrecked island and insulting tweets. So, when he finally arrives Tuesday he will have some explaining to do. Puerto Ricans have reacted harshly to his tweets claiming leaders of the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean

Online platforms launched to promote regional trade, business [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   PHOTO CAPTION: From left, Barbados Labour Minister Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo; CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan; Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM Robert ‘Bobby’ Morris; Gladys Young, CARICOM Secretariat; EU Representative Stephen Boyce   Online platforms launched to promote regional trade, business From CARICOM   Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana

Gang fight in prison halts visitations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – An altercation at Her Majesty’s Prison between two rival gangs over the weekend has left an inmate nursing stab wounds and caused the facility to close its doors on visitors for the time being. According to sources, the incident took place on Saturday with

Oualie Pier back up and running

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The pier at Oualie Beach Resort is up and running, says John Yearwood, managing director of the hotel. After the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria, both Category 5 storms, the Observer visited the Oualie beach Sept. 21 and noted that the hotel received major damage to its pier

IICA makes generous donation to Nevis Agro Processing Unit

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Nevis Agro Processing Unit in the Department of Agriculture, and by extension the agro processors, received a generous gift this past week courtesy of the Inter-Caribbean Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). Augustine Merchant, coordinator of IICA on St. Kitts and Nevis, handed over one labeling machine with supplies

Scholarship awardees encouraged to remained focused on studies

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The 2017-2018 Susanna Lee High School Scholarship Award recipients   Scholarship awardees encouraged to remained focused on studies From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Eight deserving students from each of the public high schools in the federation were encouraged to continue working exceptionally well as they

Newspaper Cover for 29th September 2017

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Glendora Daniel receives keys to her new home

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: From right to left, Chairman of the National Housing Corporation Board of Directors Valentine Lindsay, Minister of Human Settlement the Honourable Eugene Hamilton and NHC home recipient Glendora Daniels.   Glendora Daniel receives keys to her new home From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Glendora “Baby”

St. Kitts-Nevis represented at first UNESCO youth forum

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   St. Kitts-Nevis represented at first UNESCO youth forum From SKNIS Italy – More than 300 young people from 95 countries gathered in the Po Delta Biosphere Reserve in Italy to take leadership in the sustainable development of their environments. They either live or work in a biosphere

St. Kitts and Nevis establishes diplomatic relations with Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Minister Brantley (left) and His Excellency Saleumxay Kommasith (right)   St. Kitts and Nevis establishes diplomatic relations with Lao People’s Democratic Republic From SKNIS   MOFA – St. Kitts and Nevis continues to advance its South-South cooperation with the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Lao People’s Democratic

UN Caribbean chief: rebuild better

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Reconstruction Must Be Hurricane Proof: UN Caribbean Chief A paradise lost may mean a new beginning one that will be able to withstand the real possibility of future devastating hurricanes, according to United Nations Asst. Secretary-General Jessica Faieta, who also heads the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Latin

Trump to Puerto Rico

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer US President Donald Trump, breaking his silence on the catastrophe in Puerto Rico, has vowed federal assistance is on its way and he will soon follow it. Trump announced that he will visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday (Oct. 3), saying it was the earliest he could reach the

NFL Tweets Trump Puerto Rico

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer After the epic destruction in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, US President Donald Trump had stayed largely silent on the matter — tweeting only about the country’s “broken infrastructure and massive debt.” Instead of rallying the country behind the 3.4 million American citizens who live in Puerto

Douglas a Double Agent?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer It could be straight out of a classic spy novel, is former St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and current leader of the opposition Dr. Denzil Douglas a double agent for Dominica? Well placed sources in Dominica have told The Observer that Douglas has a Dominica Diplomatic Passport.

PM Harris Clashes with Douglas over Hurricane Aid

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts Nevis Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris has blasted former Prime Minister and opposition leader Dr. Denzil Douglas over planned hurricane relief efforts claiming Douglas has trouble balancing aid to other islands with the need for repairing local damage at home. St. Kitts and Nevis

Independence Day commemorative activities moved to Oct. 7

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Independence Day commemorative activities moved to Oct. 7 From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris announced Sept. 23 that the twin-island federation will officially hold its Independence

Video of foreign minister addressingUN [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Foreign Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis the Hon. Mark Brantley delivered at the following speech at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.   http://www.unmultimedia.org/avlibrary/asset/1978/1978706/ Saint Kitts and Nevis – Minister for Foreign Affairs addresses General Debate, 72nd Session www.unmultimedia.org Mark Brantley, Minister for

Text of PM Harris’ post-Hurricane Maria address to nation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris’ Post-Hurricane Maria Address Sept. 23, 2017     My fellow citizens and residents: With courage and resilience, our federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has braved two powerful Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, within a span of two weeks, and

St. Kitts and Nevis signs visa waiver agreement with Russia

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Foreign Ministers sign visa waiver agreement.   Photo 2: Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Serguey Lavrov (left) and Foreign Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis H.E. Mark Brantley (right).     St. Kitts and Nevis signs visa waiver agreement with Russia From SKNIS   New York – St. Kitts-Nevis took

Oualie Pier receives damages

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Fewer than two months after having a complete renovation, the pier at the Oualie Resort has once again been destroyed. Both Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria, though not directly hitting the federation, caused damages to homes, roads and resorts on Nevis. On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Observer

Leaders and citizens alike realize the power of a warmer climate

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GSS still awaits full re-opening

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Gingerland Secondary School’s students have been waiting to return to school throughout September, and their wait hasn’t concluded yet. The NIA announced that all government-operated schools on Nevis would convene for a regular school day on Thursday, Sept. 21, with the exception of GSS, which only accepts Fourth

Dr. Simmonds urges youth to learn from his story

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – As the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis celebrated all of its national heroes last Saturday, the only one surviving from the quintet and the first prime minister of the federation, the Right Honorable Dr. Sir Kennedy Alphonse Simmonds, delivered an inspired message to

Government’s hurricane response receives kudos

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Government’s hurricane response receives kudos From the press unit of the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The quick and decisive responses from the prime minister and his Team Unity government before, during and after the recent hurricanes that affected the twin-island federation

St. Kitts spared heavy damage, cruise ships arrive Saturday [News Update]

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St. Kitts open and welcoming travelers [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   St. Kitts open and welcoming travelers From the Caribbean Tourism Organization   Basseterre, St. Kitts – St. Kitts is pleased to report that initial assessments have been completed and the island is resuming normal operations, as it was fortunate to escape major damage from the passage of

Newspaper Cover for 22nd September 2017

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USAID/OFDA lending support to Dominica [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer USAID/OFDA lending support to Dominica      Working through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the government of the United States committed USD$100,000 to provide immediate humanitarian assistance, and will be working closely with the Dominica Red Cross to address the

CARICOM mourns loss of life in Mexico [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   CARICOM mourns loss of life in Mexico From CARICOM   CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has joined the international community in mourning the tragic loss of life wrought by the September 19th earthquake in Mexico City. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

Government of Spain sympathies with CARICOM [News Update] 

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     Government of Spain sympathies with CARICOM From CARICOM   CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The gof Spain has expressed solidarity with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as it faced the onslaught of two deadly hurricanes, Irma and Maria. In a message to the chairman of

Volunteers help during today’s National Clean Up Day

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer  Photo: Prime Minister Harris participates in clean-up of communities after Hurricane Maria   Volunteers help during today’s National Clean Up Day From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – As the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis recovers from Hurricane Maria, His Excellency the Gov.-Gen. Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton

Airport reopened, flights expected, services operating

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     Airport reopened, flights expected, services operating From the Caribbean Tourism Organization   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The eye of Hurricane Maria passed to the south of St. Kitts & Nevis yesterday afternoon, with the center having been located 90 miles west-southwest of the islands. Rapid assessment

Hurricane Maria remains powerful, dangerous hurricane [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Hurricane Maria remains powerful, dangerous hurricane   As at 5 p.m. today, Hurricane Maria had intensified slightly. Hurricane Maria remains a powerful and dangerous hurricane with sustained wind speeds of 165mph and minimum pressure of 916mb; and remains a dangerous Cat 5 hurricane. Center Located: 16.8 N

Flooding in Westbourne and College St. ghauts [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Flooding in Westbourne and College St. ghauts   Motorists and pedestrians are strongly warned to avoid Westbourne and College Street Ghauts that are running heavily and which are potentially dangerous to human life. Also, they are advised to stay away from the Irish Town Bay Road where

Rainbands from Maria now on VIs, Puerto Rico [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Hurricane Maria Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL152017 300 PM AST Tue Sep 19 2017   …300 PM AST POSITION UPDATE… …RAINBANDS FROM POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC MARIA NOW MOVING OVER THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO…   St. Eustatius recently reported a sustained wind

NHC releases 2 pm update on Hurricane Maria [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   BULLETIN Hurricane Maria Intermediate Advisory Number 14A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL152017 200 PM AST Tue Sep 19 2017   …POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE MARIA MOVING ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN TOWARD THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO… …PREPARATIONS AGAINST LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND RAINFALL FLOODING AND

Category 5 Hurricane Maria moving over Dominica [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BULLETIN Hurricane Maria Advisory Number  12 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL152017 1100 PM AST Mon Sep 18 2017   …EYE OF CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE MARIA MOVING OVER DOMINICA…     SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…15.5N 61.4W ABOUT 0 MI…0 KM NW OF DOMINICA

Hurricane Maria hits Dominica with 160mph winds [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Hurricane Maria Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL152017 935 PM AST Mon Sep 18 2017   …MARIA MAKES LANDFALL ON DOMINICA AS A CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE…   Radar data from Martinique and Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft reports indicate that Maria made

Hurricane Maria’s eye on Martinique

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Hurricane Maria Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL152017 900 PM AST Mon Sep 18 2017   …900 PM AST POSITION UPDATE… …EYEWALL OF CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE MARIA MOVING ONSHORE OVER DOMINICA…   At 900 PM AST (0100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Maria

Cone graphic updated on Maria

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer “This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow). The orange circle indicates the current position of the center of the tropical cyclone. The black line, when selected, and dots show

Latest SCASPA Met Office advisory about tropical cyclone warning

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   This is the latest updated weather advisory from the SCASPA Met Office concerning the tropical cyclone warning.   TROPICAL-CYCLONE-WARNING-STATEMENT-HURRICANE-MARIA-530PM-SUN-17TH-SEPT-2017.pdf The post Latest SCASPA Met Office advisory about tropical cyclone warning appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Latest SCASPA Met Office advisory about tropical

PM Harris’ remarks on national heroes, independence observation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The following is the unedited content of the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris M.P, J.P, prime minister, at the observance of the National Heroes Day Sept. 16:   Your Excellency, S.W. Tapley Seaton, Cabinet Colleagues, Excellences of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps, Special Invitees, Children   My fellow citizens,

SCASPA Met Office shares tropical cyclone alert

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Please find latest weather advisory from the SCASPA Met Office concerning a tropical cyclone alert.   TROPICAL-CYCLONE-ALERT-STATEMENT-FRI-15TH-2017-8PM.pdf The post SCASPA Met Office shares tropical cyclone alert appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: SCASPA Met Office shares tropical cyclone alert

Minister of Education to address below-par CSEC pass rate

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Ministry of Education in St. Kitts and Nevis will be taking steps to address the disappointing results in the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) exams taken by the federation’s students, with a lower pass rate recorded in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) for 2017

$53M in damages following Irma

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, reports that a preliminary report of the damages caused by Hurricane Irma to St. Kitts and Nevis has been estimated at EC$53.2 million. Harris noted that though the federation was spared of

Brother, sister ready for trial; girlfriend says no

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The trio in Nevis charged with a number a drug, gun and ammunition offences faced the magistrate Sept. 12, but one said she was not ready to be prosecuted. Dwayne Freeman, his sister, Natasha Freeman, and his girlfriend, Watisha Brown, were jointly charged in July with the offences

Patriots suffer heartbreak in nail-biting loss at CPL finals

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots and fans were left heartbroken after their  nail-biting Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final fell short to the Trinbago Knightriders at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad. Having been asked to bat first, the Patriots got off to the

Independence activities extend over next five days

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Students in particular are invited to attend the National Heroes Day Observance   Independence activities extend over next five days From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – An outpouring of patriotism is expected over the next five days as celebrations for the 34th Anniversary of Independence climax in

Youth targeted for Caribbean Wellness Week [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Youth targeted for Caribbean Wellness Week From SKNIS    Basseterre, St. Kitts – This year’s Caribbean Wellness Day and Week, which is being held under the theme “Securing a Generation through Healthy Eating and not Smoking,” is zeroing in on the health and well-being of the youth of

Wear your sneakers Friday to show support for healthy living

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Wear your sneakers Friday to show support for healthy living From SKNIS In the fight to reduce the growing trends in non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the CARICOM Heads’ Summit on Chronic Diseases established Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) in 2007. Caribbean Wellness Day is an annual event that provides opportunities

U.S. Sends Relief Flight to Antigua and Barbuda [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer US sends relief flight to Antigua and Barbuda From the United States Embassy   A relief flight from Miami  containing key assistance commodities, including tarps, blankets, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, water containers and chain saw/clean-up kits, arrived in Antigua and Barbuda today. The shipment is part of the

Geothermal development project commences on Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Mc Levon “Mackie” Tross, is the local representative for geothermal developers Nevis Renewable Energy International at N3 at Hamilton Estate, the site of the geothermal development project.   Photo 2: N3 at Hamilton Estate, the site of the Nevis Renewable Energy International geothermal development project  

St. Kitts and Nevis deepens networks across Canadian provinces

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: High Commissioner Shirley Skerritt-Andrew   St. Kitts and Nevis deepens networks across Canadian provinces From SKNIS   Ottawa, ON – The High Commission for St. Kitts and Nevis in Canada is continuing its efforts to expand networks across key Canadian provinces. High Commissioner Shirley Skerritt-Andrew is this week

St. Kitts and Nevis and Moldova establish diplomatic relations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Embassy of Moldova’s Chargé d’Affaires, Vilen Murzac (right) and High Commissioner of St. Kitts and Nevis, H.E. Kevin Isaac (left).   St. Kitts and Nevis and Moldova establish diplomatic relations From SKNIS   London, England – St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Moldova officially signed

Post cabinet briefing for Sept. 8, 11 released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Post cabinet briefing for Sept. 8, 11 released From SKNIS    Basseterre, St. Kitts – The formal meeting of the cabinet took place on Sept. 8 and Sept. 11. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris. Here are the salient matters discussed

The Bahamas is ‘getting back to business’ [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer    <!–[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id=”_x0000_t75″ coordsize=”21600,21600″ o:spt=”75″ o:preferrelative=”t” path=”m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe” filled=”f” stroked=”f”> <v:imagedata src=”http://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/image001.png” o:title=”image001.png@01D32BF4″ /> <![endif]–>                 The Bahamas is ‘getting back to business’ From the Caribbean Tourism Organization               NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas is getting back to

USAID releases fact sheet on aid for Caribbean Hurricane Irma relief

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     09.09.17-USAID-DCHA-Caribbean-Hurricanes-Fact-Sheet-3.pdf The post USAID releases fact sheet on aid for Caribbean Hurricane Irma relief appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: USAID releases fact sheet on aid for Caribbean Hurricane Irma relief

The islands of the Bahamas returning to normal operations [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     The islands of the Bahamas returning to normal operations Lynden Pindling International Airport open, along with major hotels in Nassau From the Caribbean Tourism Organization   NASSAU, Bahamas – According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau is open and international

Independence celebrations continue on through weather delay

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Prime Minister Harris said that celebrations for the 34th anniversary of independence will go on despite weather delay.    Independence celebrations continue on through weather delay From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Independence in St. Kitts and Nevis has been known to be one of the most celebrated events

Hurricane-affected St. Kitts-Nevis assists neighbouring islands

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Hurricane-affected St. Kitts-Nevis assists neighbouring islands From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The government of St. Kitts and Nevis is extending a helping hand to the neighbouring islands severely impacted by the passage of Hurricanes Irma, even

Central, southeastern Bahamas get ‘all clear’ from Hurricane Irma

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Central, southeastern Bahamas get ‘all clear’ from Hurricane Irma From the Caribbean Tourism Organization NASSAU, Bahamas – On Saturday, the all clear was given to central and southeastern Bahamas from Hurricane Irma danger, and, at this time, only Grand Bahama, Bimini and Andros remain under a hurricane warning

CDEMA steps up hurricane relief effort

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   CDEMA steps up hurricane relief effort   CARICOM Secretariat, Guyana – Relief efforts for the countries affected by Hurricane Irma in the eastern Caribbean have been stepped up following the passage of Hurricane Jose out of the area. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s (CDEMA) advance team

Prime Minister Harris addresses nation post-hurricane Irma

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Remarks by the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr The Honourable Timothy S Harris Sept.  8,  2017 “My fellow citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis:   We must acknowledge our good fortune in being spared the ravages of Hurricane Irma, particularly in light

Hurricane Jose watch statement

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer HURRICANE-JOSE-TROPICAL-CYCLONE-WATCH-7PM-FRIDAY-9TH-SEPT-2017.pdf The post Hurricane Jose watch statement appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Hurricane Jose watch statement

NDMC Chair updates efforts to restore country to normalcy

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Left to right, Claricia Langley-Stevens-Stevens, deputy national disaster coordinator; the Hon. Shawn Richards; Inspector Eldrin Dickenson, manager of the National Emergency Operations Center    NDMC Chair updates efforts to restore country to normalcy From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The chair of the National Disaster Mitigation

Harris offers statement on Irma’s impact

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS THE HON. DR. TIMOTHY HARRIS Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 INITIAL OBSERVATIONS FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF HURRICANE IRMA My Fellow Citizens and Residents of St. Kitts and Nevis: Our country has been rather blessed and fortunate to have

Richards: ‘All Clear’ after Irma’s passage

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   NEMA NOTICE   The chair of the executive of the National Emergency Operations Center, Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Shawn Richards, advises the general public that the ALL CLEAR has been given to restore normalcy in the country after the Rapid Assessment Team has carried out its

Latest updated from NEMA on Hurricane Irma

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   NEMA NOTICE   The National Emergency Operations Center advises that the hurricane warning for St. Kitts and Nevis has been discontinued effective 11 am. However, a flash flood watch remains in effect for the federation until 3 p.m. The ALL CLEAR is NOT given at this time

NEMA Update

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   NEMA Update From SKNIS   The center of Hurricane Irma was directly to the north of St. Kitts and Nevis at 5 a.m. Hurricane Irma remains a POWERFUL hurricane and the effects are currently being felt across St. Kitts and Nevis. Irma is generating some very strong

NEOC chair commends members for ‘putting country above self’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Cross section of NEOC   NEOC chair commends members for ‘putting country above self’ From SKNIS               Basseterre, St. Kitts – The chair of the executive of the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC), Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Shawn Richards, commended representatives from various ministries and departments

Additional shelters approved for District 7

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     Press-Release.pdf Updated-Shelter-List-1.pdf The post Additional shelters approved for District 7 appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Additional shelters approved for District 7

Prime Minister Harris to update nation on hurricane threat

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime Minister Harris to update nation on hurricane threat From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Following last night’s address to the nation by the prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, on the imminent threat of Hurricane Irma on the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, he

National Assembly meeting cancelled

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   From SKNIS: On the instruction of Honourable Speaker A. Michael Perkins, I write to inform you that the meeting of the National Assembly scheduled to be held on Thursday, Sept. 7, has been cancelled due to the likely impact of Hurricane Irma.   The post National Assembly

Notice from the Ministry of Sustainable Development

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   The following is from the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Bladen Commercial Development:   Monday Sept. 4 The Ministry of Sustainable Development wishes to advise that because of impending Hurricane Irma, the launch of the Country Poverty Assessment Project slated for Wednesday, Sept. 6, has been postponed until

NIA offices to close for passage of Hurricane Irma

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Nevis Island Administration seal   NIA offices to close for passage of Hurricane Irma   HARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is a notice from Wakely Daniel, permanent secretary in the premier’s ministry in the Nevis Island Administration, dated Sept. 4 regarding office closure: The public is asked

Ministry of Health offers health-related tips to prepare for Irma

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   MOH-Release-Hurricane-Irma-September-3-2017.pdf The post Ministry of Health offers health-related tips to prepare for Irma appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Ministry of Health offers health-related tips to prepare for Irma

Statement on Hurricane Irma preparedness

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Statement by the deputy prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Shawn Richards, chair of the National Disaster Mitigation Council, Sunday, Sept. 3:  Fellow citizens and residents, The National Disaster Mitigation Council met on Friday, Sept. 1, and again today, Sunday, Sept. 3, to strategize

A call to prayer for the approaching Hurricane Irma

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   A call to prayer for those threatened by Hurricane Irma From a collaboration with the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1 The national Christian associations and councils on both St Kitts and Nevis are

Team Unity government lauded for creating investor-friendly economy

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Team Unity government lauded for creating investor-friendly economy From the press unit of the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The  Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris-led Team Unity government’s approach to creating and fostering an investor friendly environment in St. Kitts and Nevis came in

New acting deputy governor-general for Nevis sworn in

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Her Honour Marjorie Morton, the new acting deputy governor-general for Nevis, takes her oath administered by resident High Court judge in St. Kitts, the Hon. Justice Trevor Mills QC, at the High Court in Charlestown Sept. 1.   Photo 2: Governor-general of St. Kitts and Nevis,

Federation residents urged to prepare for Hurricane Irma

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Chair of the Disaster Mitigation Council, Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Shawn Richards   Federation residents urged to prepare for Hurricane Irma From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The cabinet member with responsibility for chairing the National Disaster Mitigation Council, Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Shawn

Nearly EC$250,000 paid out for Culturama 43 awards

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The closing of Culturama 43 “Our Festival. Our Legacy. Culturama 43” ended with a prize-giving ceremony where the committee handed out EC $239,050 in cash to the participants. The closing ceremony was held at the Cultural Village Aug. 26. The event had been postponed from the previous weekend

Accused men appear in court Magistrate Clarke set trial, PI dates

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A number of men accused of serious offences and currently on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison in St. Kitts appeared at the Magistrate Court Tuesday for the scheduling of trials and preliminary inquiries. One was Shakel Campbell of Craddock Road. Acting Police Prosecutor Joel Caines noted that investigations into

Charlestown Secondary School principal reassigned

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer On Monday, Sept. 4, the students and staff at the Charlestown Secondary School and Sixth Form College in Nevis will be greeted by a new principal when school re-opens. Former principal Edson Elliott has been relocated in another division of Nevis’ education system. The announcement of Elliott’s transfer came from

Hurricane Irma threatens Leeward islands

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Hurricane Irma has made her threat of her visit to the Windward and Leeward Islands more prominent with increased wind speed and estimated projection. Irma, at press time a Category 2 hurricane, is projected to increase her speed and become a Category 4 by Monday. On Aug. 31, the

High Command mum on charging fellow officer

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Police High Command in the federation is lacking in supplying information when it comes to its plans to laying charges on one of their own as advised by the director of public prosecution. Constable Zaviel Jeffers, a member of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force,

Marjorie Morton ready to serve the country

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer “I will put country above self… I will serve my country; I am glad to do it” were the words of new Acting Deputy Governor-General of Nevis Marjorie Morton Aug. 31 during an interview with the Observer. Morton will officially be sworn in today at 11 a.m. at

NRP puts marijuana decriminalization on their manifesto

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nevis – The Nevis Reformation Party held a press conference Aug. 28, its fourth public discussion on the issue of decriminalizing marijuana. At this meeting, they announced at the end of discussion that legalization efforts will be a part of their public policy manifesto. The conference featured the party’s deputy

Nevis Education Minister announces delays in school reopenings

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photos: The Hon. Vance Amory, the premier of Nevis and minister of education in the Nevis Island Administration, and ongoing work at the Gingerland Secondary School and at the Charlestown Secondary School      Nevis Education Minister announces delays in school reopenings From NIA   CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –

RSCNPF upgrades communication, information sharing practices

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force High Command   RSCNPF upgrades communication, information sharing practices From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Upgrades in communication and information sharing practices among police officers and police stations are expected to improve efficiency in the Royal

Local activities for World Breastfeeding Week 2017 held Sept. 3-8

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Local activities for World Breastfeeding Week 2017 held Sept. 3-8 From the Ministry of Health World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), which is calendared annually from Aug. 1-7, is celebrated worldwide. However, due to emancipation holidays celebrated in most Caribbean countries during the first week of August, the Health Promotion

180 Cameras in place, officers already trained in drone use

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Assistant Commissioner of Police Merclyn Hughes   180 Cameras in place, officers already trained in drone use From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Being able to monitor areas of interest and major activities from all angles continues to be a priority for the Royal St. Christopher and

Newspaper Cover for 1st September 2017

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PM Harris congratulates winner of Kenya presidential election

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   PM Harris congratulates winner of Kenya presidential election From the press unit of the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis’ prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, has extended sincere congratulations on behalf of the government and people of

Relocation of the Department of Youth Empowerment

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Community Notice   The public is advised that the Department of Youth Empowerment has temporarily moved from its office on Church Street to the Media Center at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium. The office will be open to the public on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4

Marjorie Morton to be sworn in as deputy governor-general

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Marjorie Morton to be sworn in as deputy governor-general By Monique Washington   Marjorie L. Maynard Morton, former elected president of the Nevis Island Assembly, will be sworn in Sept. 1 as the new deputy governor-general. Morton will assume the position after the death of the former

Renewable energy is focus on today’s ‘Working for You’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Renewable energy is focus on today’s ‘Working for You’ From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Bertill Browne, director of the Energy Unit in the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, will be the special guest on “Working for You” today. The discussion will surround renewable energy, including geothermal,

CARICOM extends sympathy to hurricane-damaged United States

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   CARICOM extends sympathy to hurricane-damaged United States From the CARICOM Secretariat   Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its sympathies to the government and people of the United States, and especially the state of Texas, on the loss of lives and extensive

Men of integrity sought to train as mentors

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Dr. Neals J. Chitan, crime reduction specialist   Men of integrity sought to train as mentors From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Crime Reduction Specialist Dr. Neals Chitan is launching a programme with the aim of keeping gangs in St. Kitts and Nevis at bay through the use

Establishing a labour code is government priority

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer  Photo: Permanent secretary Ron Dublin-Collins said updating labour legislation is a priority.   Establishing a labour code is government priority From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Labour authorities say employees in St. Kitts and Nevis can expect to benefit from upcoming changes in legislation governing workforce issues.

Updated Independence 34 calendar released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Updated Independence 34 calendar released From SKNIS   The updated revised Independence calendar of activities for 34 Years of Independence has been released Changes are as follows: The date of the prime minister’s Independence Lecture Series has been changed to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, at the

Ministry of Health sensitizes public on antimicrobial resistance

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Ministry of Health sensitizes public on antimicrobial resistance From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which threatens the effective prevention and treatment of a range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi, is a growing medical concern in the federation of St.

PM Harris congratulates local entrepreneur for area investments

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   PM Harris congratulates local entrepreneur for area investments From the press unit of the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Local developer Faron Lawrence was recently recognized by the prime minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, for making another modern and affordable housing

Education PS publicly lauds efforts of school principals on Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Kevin Barrett, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education in the Nevis Island Administration, delivered remarks at the Department of Education’s annual Back to School 2017 Opening Ceremony at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) Aug. 28.     Education PS publicly lauds efforts of school principals

Work of anti-gang task force yielding results

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Osmond Petty (front row, middle), and members of the security forces. Work of anti-gang task force yielding results From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley said a recently established Anti-Gang Task Force (AGTF) is already

Education entities return to renovated Marion Heights location

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Photo 1: The newly renovated offices of the Ministry of Education included the Department of Education and the University of the West Indies Open Campus building at Marion Heights.   Photo 2: Palsy Wilkin, principal education officer in the Department of Education on Nevis   Education entities

Police Summer Youth Camp makes favourable impression

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1:  Maleek Queeley (right) and friends   Photo 2: Jeffers (left) and Swanston   Police Summer Youth Camp makes favourable impression From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – “Stay Together, Build Together; I Need Love and Protection; Crime is Everyone’s Business; and Guns Don’t Kill People; People

Community groups will form from Police Summer Youth Camp 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: A section of the campers displaying their placards   Community groups will form from Police Summer Youth Camp 2017 From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Constable Lauston Percival of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) and coordinator for the inaugural Police Summer Youth

Ministers of foreign affairs hold discussions

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Ministers of foreign affairs hold discussions From SKNIS Taipei, Taiwan – The Honorable Mark Brantley, minister of foreign affairs and aviation in the federal government, who is in Taiwan on an official visit at the invitation of the government of Taiwan, met Aug. 24 with his counterpart, H.E. David Lee,

Foreign minister seeks vocational training opportunities for Kittitians and Nevisians

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Foreign minister seeks vocational training opportunities for Kittitians and Nevisians From SKNIS   Taipei, Taiwan – Foreign Minister Mark Brantley and a delegation including Federal Minister Eugene Hamilton and Minister Alexis Jeffers of the Nevis Island Administration, held discussions Aug. 24 with deputy political minister of education of Taiwan, Dr. Leehter Yao, on strengthening

Police force adopts new measures to boost recruitment

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley   Photo (front row  from L-R): Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Osmond Petty; Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris; Cabinet Secretary Josephine Huggins; Deputy Police Commissioner Hilroy Brandy. (back row): Police recruits from St. Vincent

Climate change presents opportunities for sustainable tourism in small island developing states

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Assistant Secretary Diannille Taylor-William and Sustainable Tourism Coordinator Annette Esquibel   Climate change presents opportunities for sustainable tourism in small island developing states From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Although climate change has its disadvantages, it can also be used as

Newspaper Cover for 25th August 2017

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Labour Department Office closed Friday [News Update]

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Community Notice   The general public is asked to note that the Department of Labour located at Church Street, Basseterre, will be closed Friday to facilitate a Staff Development Day. The office will be reopened on Monday during normal 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. hours. Any inconvenience caused

In St. Kitts, sustainable tourism is way forward

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer In St. Kitts, sustainable tourism is way forward From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – “Sustainable tourism is an industry committed to making a positive impact on the environment, society, culture and the economy, by residents and visitors alike, so that future generations would not be negatively compromised.”

Federation’s delegation of ministers visits Taiwan’s Agricultural Research Institute, Workforce Development Agency

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Federation’s delegation of ministers visits Taiwan’s Agricultural Research Institute, Workforce Development Agency From SKNIS    Taichung, Taiwan – The minister of agriculture of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honorable Eugene Hamilton, and the minister of agriculture of the Nevis Island Administration, Alexis Jeffers, had the opportunity Aug. 22

Sixty-one members of SKNDF named for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Some of the serving, retired and resigned members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) who received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Aug. 17.   Sixty-one members of SKNDF named for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Sixty-one serving, retired and resigned members of the

Tourism official invites youth to attend climate conference

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Diannille Taylor-Williams invites youth to attend upcoming Climate Smart Tourism Conference.   Tourism official invites youth to attend climate conference From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Young people in St. Kitts and Nevis, particularly those pursuing education tertiary in hospitality, tourism management or some other related

Ministry of Tourism officials speak on being ‘climate smart’ today on ‘Working for You’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Ministry of Tourism officials speak on being ‘climate smart’ today on ‘Working for You’ From SKNIS    Basseterre, St. Kitts – Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, including Assisting Secretary Diannille Taylor-Williams, are special guests on “Working for You” today. The discussion will surround the Climate Smart

Independence 34 official calendar of activities launched

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Independence 34 logo and theme.  Photo 2: Official calendar for 34th Anniversary of Independence   Independence 34 official calendar of activities launched From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The official calendar of events for the 34th Anniversary of Independence of St. Kitts and Nevis launched Aug. 20 shows a wide range of

ACP Hughes says police will continue to be visible

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo:  ACP Hughes said police officers will remain proactive   ACP Hughes says police will continue to be visible From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) has recorded a number of successes over the past months as a result

Maritime departments converge at ship inspections workshop

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Participants in the IMO Regional Workshop on Flag and Port State Inspections Photo: At the head table at IMO Workshop are Colin Young, regional maritime adviser; the Honourable Ian Liburd, minister of transport; and McClean Hobson, director of maritime affairs, St. Kitts and Nevis.   Maritime departments

Nevis businessman shot Saturday has died

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nevis businessman shot Saturday has died By Monique Washington   Businessman Benjamin Joseph, 63, who was shot Saturday night, has died. The Observer visited the hospital Monday and it was confirmed Joseph died moments before the visit. On Saturday, officers responded to a shooting at Pinney’s Road. The

General info, advice about Monday’s solar eclipse

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Official-Ministry-of-Health-Release-on-the-Expected-Solar-Eclipse-on-Monday_-August-21_-2017.pdf The post General info, advice about Monday’s solar eclipse appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: General info, advice about Monday’s solar eclipse

Caribbean Wellness Week of activities promotes healthy living

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Caribbean Wellness Week of activities promotes healthy living From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to be such a prominent issue that the government is taking a proactive approach to combat some of the risk factors

Region on alert over spread of ‘Red Eye’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Region on alert over spread of ‘Red Eye’ From the Caribbean Public Health Agency   Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – Several Caribbean islands have reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis at health facilities and medical practices. “The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is currently monitoring the situation and

Mental health day treatment centre to operational next month

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Mental health day treatment centre to operational next month From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Hon. Wendy Phipps, the minister of state with responsibility for health, announced Aug. 18 at a press conference to update the press on the calendar of activities for the 34th Anniversary

Plans progressing for this year’s Independence State Service in Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs and chairman for Religious Events Sub-committee for Independence, Ron Dublin-Collins   Plans progressing for this year’s Independence State Service in Nevis From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – For the second time since the Team Unity administration obtained office

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