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April 23, 2018

St. Kitts & Nevis

PM plans April 25th press conference

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

National Marijuana Commission to Conduct Survey

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

Youth Encouraged to Help Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

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

Prison Guards Set to be Charged in Inmate Beating

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

Police investigate murder in Phillip’s Village

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

Earth Day celebrated April 22 across the world

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

Next marijuana commission meetings set for April 26

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

Phipps officially opens vaccination week observances

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

Death and Mayhem During Nicaragua Social Security Protests

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

Phipps to deliver address on immunization observances

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

Major renovation work at GSS nears completion

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

Notice: Buoy placed near Sandy Point

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

Culturama 44 media launch set for April 20

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

Department of Sports offices at Warner Park being refurbished

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

Entrepreneurs’ workshop helps new businesses develop

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

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

CCREEE, regional energy security among matters for COTED ministers

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

Energy stakeholders to begin drafting TAPSEC operational plan

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

PM Harris meets with Her Royal Highness Princess Anne

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

Prime Minister Harris champions OECS UK pensioners’ cause

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

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

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

Carnival prize-giving set for April 20

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

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

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

Independence 35 theme competition officially launches

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

Caribbean Leaders accept UK PM Apology

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

Cuba Will Not Be Bullied by the Trump Administration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mexico 2nd to US in Obesity Worldwide

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

Candy Saga Continues

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

Defence force soldier killed in traffic accident

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

PM to meet with nationals living in London

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

Critical topics up for discussion at Caribbean Investment Summit 2018

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

CDB to Fund BVI Reconstruction

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

Man Arrested in Guyana in Death Threat to President

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

High-level meetings between Estonia, St. Kitts-Nevis begin

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Margus Kolga, Minister Brantley, Mart Nutt, and Mari Tominga High-level meetings between Estonia, St. Kitts-Nevis begin From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation the Honourable Mark Brantley received a courtesy call from a delegation from Estonia with the aim to promote the candidature

NCDF takes culture to communities in celebration of 10th anniversary

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Primary school masqueraders perform at the Nevisian Heritage Village at Fothergills in Gingerland Jerome Rawlins, chief executive officer in the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation NCDF takes culture to communities in celebration of 10th anniversary From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – A number of communities across Nevis will have

Eight Colombian Police Officers Killed by Roadside Bomb

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has told the security forces to go after a criminal gang known as the Gulf Clan after the group was blamed for a bomb attack which killed eight police officers in north-western Colombia. The bomb went off on Wednesday as the officers were

8 Cops Fired for Blaming 1,200 Pounds of Missing Drugs on Mice

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Eight Argentine police officers have been dismissed for blaming 1,200 pounds of missing drugs on mice. Investigators discovered 540kg (1,191lb) of marijuana missing from a police warehouse in Pilar, north-west of Buenos Aires. The city’s former police commissioner, Javier Specia, and fellow officers told a judge the

USD$65.5M rehabilitation-reconstruction project launches in BVI

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer USD$65.5M rehabilitation-reconstruction project launches in BVI From the CDB BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has launched a Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), which will assist the country in recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma. The project, which was launched

Harmonised Cross Border Trade Needed for CARICOM Economic Integration

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Harmonised approaches to conducting trade across borders in the Caribbean and effective customs valuation are among the steps that must be taken towards full economic integration within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration, Mr. Joseph Cox, said

US Hurricane Hunters in Caribbean Tour Before Next Storm Season

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer FLORIDA, United States – With the 2018 hurricane season fast approaching, the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard a hurricane hunter aircraft, to help communities in the Caribbean prepare for the season and

Advanced training for forensic staff continues

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Goodwin discusses forensic techniques with trainees. Advanced training for forensic staff continues From SKNIS BASSETERRE – Members of the Forensic Department in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) are participating in a training course on specialized fingerprint testing as efforts continue to upgrade the capacity of

NEVLEC announces power outage for Gingerland Feeder

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NEVLEC announces power outage for Gingerland Feeder  From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is a distribution system upgrade advisory from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding a scheduled power outage at the Gingerland Feeder: Power outage: Thursday, April 12 Time: 9 a.m.-noon Why: To facilitate

St. Kitts-Nevis embarks on initiative to safeguard intangible cultural heritage

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Masquerades, an example of intangible cultural heritage in St. Kitts-Nevis St. Kitts-Nevis embarks on initiative to safeguard intangible cultural heritage From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Government officials representing a wide cross section of departments and ministries, as well as stakeholders, gathered at the Ministry of Finance Conference Room

New forensics lab in St. Kitts opening soon

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer New forensics lab in St. Kitts opening soon From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Forensics Lab of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force is nearing completion and is expected to be commissioned shortly. The facility, located on the compound that hosts the Tabernacle Police Station, is

Harris Moves in Abu Dhabi, Signs Air Service Pact

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ABU DHABI — Federation Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris continued his Middle East good will junket with a visit to this desert kingdom where he was greeted by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. They discussed bilateral relations between the

Exercise Tradewinds 2018 topic of April 11 ‘Working for You’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Claricia Langley Stevens and Captain Kayode Sutton Exercise Tradewinds 2018 topic of April 11 ‘Working for You’ From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The discussion on Wednesday’s “Working for You” programme will be on Exercise Tradewinds 2018, Phase I of which will take place in St. Kitts June 4-12. Phase

A Playground for the Rich Planned for Belize Island

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BELIZE CITY, Belize – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island in Belize featuring oceanfront estates, private residences and overwater bungalows. The project, scheduled to open in 2021, i`s in in partnership with Thor Urbana, Inmobilia Desarrollos and GFA

Taiwanese Navy Flotilla on Good Will Mission to Caribbean

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A Taiwanese navy flotilla docked in Nicaragua on Monday in a high-profile visit highlighting ties with Central America and the Caribbean that are shrinking as China presses countries in the region to drop diplomatic relations. Panama recently established ties with mainland China while breaking official diplomatic relations with

Governors-general, presidents of Caribbean region visit Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Left to right, Governor-General of St. Kitts and Nevis Sir Tapley Seaton and Premier of Nevis the Hon. Mark Brantley address delegates at the 16th Conference of Governors-General and Presidents of the Caribbean Region during a visit to Nevis April 9. His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams, governor-general of

Law student group comments on recent report

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Law student group comments on recent report From the Association of Caribbean Students TRINIDAD – The following is a statement from the president of the Association of Caribbean Students concerning the release of a report concerning legal education: ACSEAL (the Association of Caribbean Students for Equal Access

St. Kitts and Nevis ‘utterly disappointed’ in US report

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Response by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis to the U.S. Department of State’s 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report: The government of St. Kitts and Nevis wishes to register its utter disappointment with the U.S. Department of State’s 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Volume II: Money

A Changing Climate, World Economy Increases Need for Durable ISPs

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines – The threat of climate-driven natural disaster and the struggle to keep pace with the global digital economy are among the key factors driving the need for Caribbean Internet stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of the region’s communications networks. The term ‘resilience’

Texas First State with Troops at Mexican Border

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The US state of Texas is deploying National Guard members to the border with Mexico following a call from President Donald Trump. A Guard spokesman said 250 personnel would be sent to patrol the area within the next 72 hours. Arizona is also planning to deploy 150 troops

Corruption & Justice: Brazil’s Popular Ex-President Jailed

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer SAO PAULO, Brazil- Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the current election front-runner,  is starting a 12-year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police. It follows a two-day stand-off that saw him take refuge in a steelworkers’ union building after missing a court deadline to hand

Prime minister ‘pleased with pace’ of 2018 capital projects

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime minister ‘pleased with pace’ of 2018 capital projects From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The implementation of the government’s capital projects in 2018 is continuing to roll out at a significance pace. Currently, construction work is ongoing on the

National drug observatories critical to fight against drugs in CARICOM

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan, minister of public security in Guyana, delivers the featured address at the opening of the Regional Seminar for National Drug Observatories in the Caribbean. National drug observatories critical to fight against drugs in CARICOM From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The critical

PM Harris in Dubai Seeking CBI Business

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris, is in Dubai to discuss the new investment opportunities available for Middle Eastern investors looking to gain second citizenship, now a controversial issue with the publication of a US State Department report on drug money laundering in

Africa Showing Interest in Web Cryptocurrency

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Interest in cryptocurrency, a form of digital currency, is growing steadily in Africa. Some economists say it is a disruptive innovation that will blossom on the continent. Cryptocurrency is not bound by geography because it is internet based; its transactions are stored in a database called blockchain, which

Movie Making Booming in Caribbean

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Film production is surging in the Caribbean and Central America despite natural – and some political – turmoil, according to Variety. “The region’s film industry indeed feels more effervescent,” said the Panama International Film Festival (IFF Panama) artistic director Diana Sanchez. Puerto Rico was the hardest hit by

Phipps delivers World Health Day address

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer WORLD HEALTH DAY ADDRESS 2018 (Hon Wendy C Phipps) The post Phipps delivers World Health Day address appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Phipps delivers World Health Day address

Be Prepared: Next Hurricane Season Could be as Bad as the Last

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer As parts of the U.S. and Caribbean continue to repair and rebuild following last year’s devastating hurricane season, forecasters are now saying that 2018 could be just as bad and it’s only a few months away. The 2018 Atlantic basin hurricane season is expected to have above-average activity,

Country advisers appointed as OECS calls for grant scheme proposals

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Asot Michael, minister of investment and trade, government of Antigua and Barbuda, and Christopher McNair, manager, competitiveness and export promotion, Caribbean Export Country advisers appointed as OECS calls for grant scheme proposals From the Caribbean Export Development Agency BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Export Development Agency

National Commissioin takes marijuana discussion to the people

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Five members of the National Marijuana Commission are Chair of the National Marijuana Commission Dr. Hazel Laws, Dr. Garfield Alexander, Kenisha Flemming, Andre Mitchell and Karimu Byron-Caines.     National Commissioin takes marijuana discussion to the people From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister

Geothermal developers on Nevis pleased with local workers’ performances

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Daniel Pfeffer, president of Thermal Energy Partners, the parent company of Nevis Renewable Energy International, who are contracted by the Nevis Island Administration to develop the island’s geothermal resource The Hon. Mark Brantley interacts with local workers at Hamilton Estate at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the start

Education ministry on Nevis issues statement on results for 2018 Gulf Insurance Inter-primary Schools Athletics Championship

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Kevin Barret, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education and Library Services (left), and Terez Dore, education officer (right), present winning trophies to Latoya Jeffers, principal of the Charlestown Primary School, winners of the 2018 Gulf Insurance Inter-primary Schools Athletics Championship on April 5 at the Ministry of

Petty: Soft policing tactics will benefit youth, communities

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The newly launched St. Paul’s Explorer’s Group Petty: Soft policing tactics will benefit youth, communities From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts – During the past eight months, the Ministry of National Security has been leading a number of initiatives aimed at benefiting youth and communities, said Osmond Petty, permanent

St. Kitts-Nevis adapts its community policing initiatives

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts-Nevis adapts its community policing initiatives From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Ministry of National Security adapted the Cure Violence Health Model into its crime fighting initiatives as a way of ensuring safety and security among communities. According to cureviolence.org, the Cure Violence Health Model uses

Bill Clinton Joins Caribbean Leaders for Hurricane Recovery Talks

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer  CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Former President Bill Clinton was joined by leaders across the Caribbean at the University of Miami to discuss solutions for hurricane recovery needs. Although Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the Caribbean nations and U.S. territories months ago, many are still struggling to recover

Unity Call from New Costa Rica President

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Carlos Alvarado, who has won Sunday’s presidential election in Costa Rica, has called for unity after a divisive election campaign. The centre-left candidate won by a surprisingly wide margin over his evangelical rival, Fabricio Alvarado (no relation). With more than 95% of votes counted, Carlos Alvarado had a

Former Brazil President Faces Jail Time

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be imprisoned while he appeals his corruption conviction, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled. He is facing 12 years in jail on charges of accepting a bribe but had asked to remain free during his appeal. Lula claims the

New IMF regional chiefs visit St. Kitts and Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer New IMF mission chief for St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Arnold McIntyre; new Division Chief of the Caribbean 1 Division in the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sònia Muñoz; Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris; Permanent Secretary in the

St. Kitts and Nevis’ 2018 CARIFTA team receives warm welcome home

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Deputy Prime Minister Richards (centre), along with executive members of the SKNAAA pictured with athletes and management of the 2018 CARIFTA Team. Deputy Prime Minister Richards poses with 2018 CARIFTA medalists. The Hon. Shawn Richards greets CARIFTA 800m gold medalist, Trishanni Warner. St. Kitts and Nevis’ 2018 CARIFTA team

St. Kitts-Nevis honours Winnie Mandela’s contributions

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts-Nevis honours Winnie Mandela’s contributions From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris has extended heartfelt condolences to the Mandela family on the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South

Drug prevention, treatment organizations better equipped to deal with synthetic substances

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Byron-Caines (centre), Osmond Petty (second left) and officials from OAS Participants at the workshop Drug prevention, treatment organizations better equipped to deal with synthetic substances From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Participants from drug prevention and treatment organizations, as well as law enforcement agencies, are currently engaged in a

Trump in Troop Move to Secure Mexican Border

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer President Donald Trump has vowed to send the US military to secure the nation’s southern border with Mexico. “We are going to be doing things militarily,” Mr Trump said at the White House on Tuesday, adding that it would be a “big step”. Earlier Mr Trump threatened to

Barbados Oil Exploration Begins Next Year

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Exploration of Barbados’ potential offshore petroleum resources is expected to begin within the next year. Speaking in Trinidad at a regional symposium on Strengthening CARICOM Energy Collaboration, Minister with responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce said that Barbados had successfully negotiated exploration licences for two

Earthquake Off Haiti, No Injuries Yet Reported

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tuesday April 3, 2018 – A 4.6 magnitude earthquake occurred yesterday morning off Haiti, a country that has still not fully recovered from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit in 2010. However, there were no reports of injuries or damage from the quake. It occurred around

Jamaica State of Emergency Extended

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Senate has unanimously approved two motions to extend the State of Public Emergency in parts of the parish of St Catherine until July 3. All 16 members of the Senate who were present voted in favour of the Emergency Powers (No. 2) (Continuance) Resolution

NIA extends four-month amnesty for illegal non-nationals

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   The Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, is pictured at his second monthly press conference at Pinney’s Estate on March 29, 2017. NIA extends four-month amnesty for illegal non-nationals From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has given non-nationals

Republic of Cuba offers six scholarships

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Republic of Cuba offers six scholarships Community Notice from SKNIS The government of the Republic of Cuba has announced the availability of six scholarships for citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis to pursue studies in Cuba. Two scholarships are available in medicinal sciences: one for a bachelor of

CARICOM strengthens capacity of drug reduction demand entities, practitioners

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARICOM strengthens capacity of drug reduction demand entities, practitioners From CARICOM Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Caribbean Community National Drug Observatories representatives will benefit from a regional seminar April 4-5 in Georgetown, Guyana. The CARICOM Secretariat has collaborated with the Inter American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) to strengthen the

Warner, 14, shocks with CARIFTA gold win

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Warner, 14, shocks with CARIFTA gold win By Loshaun Dixon St. Kitts and Nevis won its first gold medal at the 2018 Flow CARIFTA games after one of the youngest athletes at the games, Trishanni Warner, 14, captured the U17 Girls 800m final. Warner is a second form student

6.8 Earthquake Shakes Bolivia, Little Damage Reported

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer La Paz, Bolivia – A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Bolivia on Monday, but it was so deep that there were no reports of injuries or damage. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 10:40 local time (9:40 a.m. EDT; 1340 GMT) and it was centred 127km

Guyana: Criminal Gang at Border Spurs Greater Police Presence

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana- MORE police ranks will be heading to bordering communities in the country’s western region in response to reports members of the Venezuela-based ‘El Sindicato’ criminal gang committing robberies on villagers continue to surface. Minister of Public Security and Chairman of the Parliamentary Sub-committee on Security, Khemraj

Jamaica: Denied Work Because of Your Faith? Get a Lawyer

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica- Action will be taken against member companies if they are found denying Seventh-day Adventists jobs simply because of their faith according to Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ). Speaking yesterday on the heels of the latest publication of the United States

Body found in the Winfield Mountains

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Body found in the Winfield Mountains Last evening, the body of a male was found in Old Rad in the Winfield Mountains area. Information reaching this publication reveals that the discovery was made around 7 p.m and officers from the Crime Scene Unit took details of evidential value

5 Venezuelan Police Chiefs Arrested Over Deadly Prison Fire

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Venezuelan authorities have arrested five police commanders suspected of bearing responsibility for a deadly fire in a state police headquarters jail that killed 68 people, the country’s chief prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, said Saturday. A prisoners’ rights group, Una Ventana a la Libertad (A Window on Freedom), said

Relatives Protest Venezuelan Prison Fire that Killed 68

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP)- Distraught families are clamoring for information about detained relatives following a fire that Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says killed 68 people when it swept through the cells of the state police station. Angry relatives fought with police outside the facility Wednesday after being unable to get

T&T, Vietnam Seeking Closer Ties with Cuba

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Vietnam and Trinidad and Tobago are seeking stronger ties with Cuba for different goals. During an official visit to Cuba, Communist Party of Vietnam’s (PCV) Nguyen Phu Trong held dialogue with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two nations Trinidad and

Zambia Wants Cuba’s Ambassador to Go

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer  LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia has asked Cuba to recall its ambassador for openly supporting the newly launched opposition Socialist Party, the president’s spokesman said on Sunday. Amos Chanda said ambassador Nelson Pages Vilas spoke at the party’s launch on Saturday. Political tensions were rekindled in Zambia last month

Explorer membership to pass 300 by mid-April

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Osmond Petty Explorer membership to pass 300 by mid-April From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Osmond Petty disclosed that the membership of the Explorer groups around the island should exceed 300 young

Nevis marks its third homicide

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     Nevis marks its third homicide By Monique Washington Nevis has marked its third homicide for 2018 with the death of a Guyanese national who was found dead in Hamilton area this morning. The Observer was informed that the victim goes by the name Marlon James. He

Queen honors local volunteer for his hard work

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Press Release March 29 2018 The post Queen honors local volunteer for his hard work appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Queen honors local volunteer for his hard work

Team Unity modernizing ZIZ TV with new technologies

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime Minister Harris with the management and staff of ZIZ Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris and General Manager of ZIZ Viere Galloway get an overview of the new equipment from Megan Kirst of TV Pro Gear. Team Unity modernizing ZIZ TV with new technologies From the

UWI Needs Debt Relief from Caribbean Governments?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The London based Commonwealth Students’ Association (CSA) is backing a call for Caribbean governments to clear debts to the University of the West Indies. In a statement from the CSA penned by Benjamin St. Nicholas Fraser Regional Representative for Caribbean and America, the University of the West Indies

Marijuana Commission to hold town meetings

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NMC Press Release 1st four Town Hall Meetings Marijuana Commission to hold town meetings   The post Marijuana Commission to hold town meetings appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Marijuana Commission to hold town meetings

Premier pleased with NIA’s achievements in first 100 days

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis, speaking to the Department of Information at Pinney’s Estate on March 29. Premier pleased with NIA’s achievements in first 100 days From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley says he is pleased with the Nevis

New fire truck commissioned for international airport in St. Kitts

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Secretary Petty presents keys to the vehicle to Fire Chief O’Garro (SKNFRS) The new Rosenbauer Appliance (SKNFRS) New fire truck commissioned for international airport in St. Kitts From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The fire and rescue capabilities at the Robert L. Bradshaw (R.L.B.) International Airport in St.

Nail Biting Tie for Nevis Primary School Track Crown

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer by Monique Washington The 2018 Gulf Insurance Interprimary School Championship track and field meet ended in a nail biting tie between Charlestown and Joycelyn Liburd primary schools, both sharing the top spot honours Wednesday was an exciting day at the newly built multi million dollar MONDO track as

Workshop-regional business networking focuses on CARIFORUM EPA

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Workshop-regional business networking focuses on CARIFORUM EPA From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A one-day workshop and regional business-to-business strategic networking, which focused on the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), was held March 28 following CARIFORUM’s Council of Ministers Meeting March 26-27. Both engagements were held at the

Hamilton leads committee to review Parliament’s Standing Orders

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Hamilton leads committee to review Parliament’s Standing Orders From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The government of St. Kitts and Nevis is taking steps to improve the functioning of Parliamentary procedures through the establishment of a Select Committee that

Freeman takes 11 years on multiple charges

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Freeman takes 11 years on multiple charges By Monique Washington At the conclusion of the March 27 trial Dwayne Freeman found himself in – accompanied by his sister, Natasha Rawlins, and his girlfriend, Watisha Browne – Freeman threw himself at the mercy of the magistrate court in Nevis.

PLP ‘puts people first, says deputy national leader

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Deputy National Political Leader of the Peoples Labour Party (PLP) the Hon. Sen. Akilah Byron-Nisbett addresses the convention. The Hon. Akilah Byron-Nisbett greets AG the Hon. Vincent Byron while Cabinet members the Hon. Wendy Phipps and the Hon. Eugene Hamilton look on. The Hon. Akilah Byron-Nisbett greets some

Grenada Music Video Challenge to Aid Environment Launched

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Grenada-Legal residents of Grenada between the ages of 16 and 29 are eligible to enter the 2018 VYBZING Music Video Challenge, a contest that encourages young people to fight the effects of climate change. The contest was launched by the Caribbean Development Bank CDB) and seeks to gather

IMF Blasts T&T’s Taxation System

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has found several deficiencies and weaknesses in Trinidad and Tobago’s tax administration system. That was revealed in the findings of an assessment carried out by the Washington-based lending agency using the Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT). The

CARIFORUM stakeholders acknowledged for Brexit fallout preparation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Honourable Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation in the federal government CARIFORUM stakeholders acknowledged for Brexit fallout preparation From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Honourable Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis and minister of foreign affairs and aviation in the federal

Delegates assemble in St. Kitts-Nevis for CARIFORUM meeting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARIFORUM member states flags A crosssection view of participants at the meeting. CARIFORUM Director General Percival Marie Delegates assemble in St. Kitts-Nevis for CARIFORUM meeting From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU), also known as “Brexit,” is an emerging

Youth Volunteer Corps cleans up Lime Kiln Bay

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Volunteers clean up Lime Kiln Bay March 24. Youth Volunteer Corps cleans up Lime Kiln Bay From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A civic-minded citizen partnered with the Department of Youth Empowerment this weekend to clean up the bay at Lime Kiln, making it safer and healthier for

St. Kitts-Nevis boasts universal access to water

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Water Engineer and Manager of the St. Kitts Water Services Department (WSD) T. Dennison Paul St. Kitts-Nevis boasts universal access to water From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – With the increase in developments in St. Kitts and Nevis, which results in the demand for increase in water, Water

CDB approves grant for agriculture project in Jamaica

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CDB approves grant for agriculture project in Jamaica From the CDB BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will provide a grant of GBP$974,000 to the government of Jamaica to prepare a feasibility and design study for the development of an agriculture project for communities in the

Anguilla Hit with Outrageous UK Irma Aid Conditions

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer By Dan Ehrlich The news media has reported how less than adequate hurricane recovery aid has been given to Caribbean territories as diverse as the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For residents of the UK territory of Anguilla, government promises from London have rung hollow as Caribbean

UN Chief In Tribute to Victims of Slave Trade

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NEW YORK,USA- Honouring those who suffered the brutalities of the Transatlantic slave trade, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the International Day set aside to remember this “epically shameful” chapter of human history is an opportunity raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today. “More than

Ross University gives financial support to Mol-Phill Explorers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Left to right, Director of Civic Affairs and Security Projects Adtalem Global Education Inc. – Veron Lake; Dean of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Sean Callanan; Coordinator of the Explorer Movement and Founder of the Mol-Phil Explorers Group Inspector Rosemary Isles-Joseph; members of the Mol-Phil Explorers

PM Harris congratulates Gaston Browne and ABLP on re-election

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM Harris congratulates Gaston Browne and ABLP on re-election From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris has extended heartfelt congratulations to Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his Antigua

US Congress Passes Haiti Cholera Relief Bill

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Included in the $1.3 trillion spending package that was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on Friday is $10 million to help Haiti fight cholera, something Trump didn’t want. Sen. Patrick Leahy, who unsuccessfully tried to get the Trump administration last year to turn over

Ag Ministry says to honour farmers for their contributions

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Huey Sargeant, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis, delivers remarks at the 24th Annual Agriculture Open Day Opening Ceremony March 22 at the Villa Grounds in Charlestown. McLevon Tross receives the award for “Top Farmer” for 2017 from the Department of Agriculture at its

NIA Cabinet pleased with Mondo Track project‘s progress

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Standing left to right, the Hon. Spencer Brand, the Hon. Eric Evelyn, the Hon. Alexis Jeffers and Stedmond Tross with Kevin Barrett (front) checking on progress at the Mondo Track project at Long Point March 20. Members of the Nevis Island Cabinet led by Acting Premier the Hon.

CDB programme to support increased trade among CARICOM states

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CDB programme to support increased trade among CARICOM states From the CDB BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved USD$750,000 in funding for a programme that will assist the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with strengthening intra-regional trade. At least five countries

2018 National Convention set for March 24

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The post 2018 National Convention set for March 24 appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: 2018 National Convention set for March 24

CDB funds project to assist restoration of electricity in Dominica

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CDB funds project to assist restoration of electricity in Dominica From the CDB BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced that it will provide USD$16 million in funding to Dominica Electricity Services Limited (DOMLEC) to assist with the restoration of electricity generation services. On March

CDB approves USD$50m to restore BVI stability

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CDB approves USD$50m to restore BVI stability From the CDB BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a USD$50 million loan to the government of the British Virgin Islands. The funds will support efforts to restore economic stability and build

Range Developments company praises new CBI options

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Left to right, Mohammed Asaria, founder of Range Developments, and Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris Range Developments company praises new CBI options From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Range Developments, an investment and hospitality company founded in 2011 and operating across the Eastern Caribbean, has highly

Officers encouraged to be honorable against illegal imports

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Deputy Financial Secretary Calvin Edwards A section of the participants Officers encouraged to be honorable against illegal imports From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The evolving role of a Customs and Excise officer in St. Kitts and Nevis was highlighted March 20 at the closing ceremony for the

Minister Brand addresses observance of World Water Day

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Spencer Brand, minister in the Ministry of Water Services in the Nevis Island Administration Minister Brand addresses observance of World Water Day From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is an address by the Honourable Spencer Brand, minister in the Ministry of Water Services in

Nevis Ag Department’s annual Open Day is March 22-23

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Huey Sargeant, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Nevis Ag Department’s annual Open Day is March 22-23 From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Ministry and Department of Agriculture’s 24th annual Open Day is but a day away and officials say they are prepared to host

Customs management supports officers training

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Kennedy De Silva, acting comptroller of customs (right), presents a certificate to one of the officers who successfully completed the 12th Annual Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council’s (CCLEC) Junior Officers Basic Training Course. Customs management supports officers training From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Senior management of the

US Offers Aid to Venezuelan Refugees

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The US has announced it will provide $2.5m (1.8m) in aid to Venezuelans who have fled the economic crisis in their homeland for neighbouring Colombia. Venezuela is experiencing severe shortages of medicines and basic goods. The US said the money would provide fleeing Venezuelans and the Colombian communities

Cambridge Analytica: Perverting Democracy Worldwide?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica does a worldwide business and is facing questions over whether it used personal data to sway the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum. It’s reach extends well beyond the UK and US, with its website boasting

Venezuelan Town Hit by Hyperinflation, Prints Its Own Money

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Amid an acute national shortage of banknotes, the town of Elorza in western Venezuela has started issuing its own paper currency. Local officials said that the currency would make it easier for residents and visitors to trade during the town’s festivities, which start on Monday. They said rampant

Electoral Office offers public inspection of election records

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Electoral Office offers public inspection of election records  The following is a statement by Elvin Bailey, supervisor of elections: As public servants, the staff at the Electoral Office, including the supervisor of elections, cannot become embroiled in any public debate with representatives of the people. We do, however, have

PM unveils new CBI fund

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The following is a statement from the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, prime minister and minister of finance, on the new options for the St. Kitts and Nevis CBI Programme: Fellow Citizens and Residents: Over the past several weeks, the federal government has been engaged in a consultative process

Water officials featured on March 21’s ‘Working for You’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Manager of the Water Services Department Dennison Paul Water officials featured on March 21’s ‘Working for You’ From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Officials from the Department of Water Services in St. Kitts are the special guests on the weekly radio and television programme “Working for You”  March

St. Lucia receives CARICOM support for tourism

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Saint Lucia Prime Minister, the Hon. Allen Chastanet and CDF Chief Executive Officer Rodinald Soomer sign the agreement. St. Lucia receives CARICOM support for tourism From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – On March 16, the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) and the government of Saint Lucia signed

Governor-general officially bestows Comrie with new title

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Governor-General H.E. Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton and Lt. Col. Anthony Comrie, commander of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force Governor-general officially bestows new title on Lt. Col. Comrie: Lt Col Comrie Appointment The post Governor-general officially bestows Comrie with new title appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer.

Catholic Bishop Arrested for Robbing Poor Boxes

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Police have detained the Roman Catholic bishop of the city of Formosa in central Brazil, on charges of corruption in the disappearance around $600,000 from church poor boxes, among other accounts. Bishop José Ronaldo and six other priests are accused of diverting money from the coffers of churches

“No Petros Here” says Trump, Banning Venezuela’s New Crypto-Currency

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Washington,DC- President Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring US companies and citizens from dealing in Venezuela’s crypto-currency, the Petro. Trump said the currency – which was launched in February – represented an “attempt to circumvent US sanctions.” The Petro is intended to bolster Venezuela’s crumbling economy,

Trump: When the Wall Goes Up, Drug Trafficking Will Go Down

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Washington D.C.(ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated that the building of US-Mexico border would help to stem the flow of illegal drugs, such as heroin and narcotics into the country. The latest comment comes as President Trump continues to advocate the building of the border

Man shot March 17 in Sandy Point dies

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Man shot March 17 in Sandy Point dies  From the RSCNPF BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Police report they are now investigating a homicide after a Sandy Point resident died from the injuries he suffered March 17. Police received a report at 9:10 p.m. Saturday that a shooting had

PM Harris meets with Hispanic community March 22

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris will this week host a public forum for members of the Hispanic community living in the federation as part of his Team

Nevis’s Evelyn marks World Social Work Day

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Eric Evelyn, minister of community development on Nevis Nevis’s Evelyn marks World Social Work Day From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is an address by the Hon. Eric Evelyn, minister of community development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), in observance of World Social

CARICOM mounts observation mission for Antigua-Barbuda’s elections

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARICOM mounts observation mission for Antigua-Barbuda’s elections From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has mounted an observation mission for Antigua and Barbuda’s general elections March 21. The eight-member mission, headed by Keith Lowenfield, chief election officer of the Guyana Elections Commission, includes experienced

Geothermal test well confirms sustainable energy reservoir

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Steam rises from the geothermal test well at Hamilton on March 16. GeothermEX Senior Reservoir Engineer Robert Stacey with Chief Executive Officer of the Nevis Renewable Energy International Bruce Cutright and Mackie Tross, local representative for Nevis Renewable Energy International The geothermal test well at Hamilton on March

T&T Man New UN Economic Development Chief

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NEW YORK, United States – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago as Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He will succeed Lenni Montiel of Venezuela to whom the

New Oxfam Report Makes New Allegations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer LONDON: Oxfam faced fresh allegations of sexual misconduct by staff in Haiti, with a report on Saturday claiming the charity kept a senior aid worker in the earthquake-hit country for more than a year despite harassment claims. The British-based charity attempted to “contain” sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael

Royal Caribbean in Massive CocoCay Overhaul

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NEW YORK — Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay, is about to get a massive makeover that will include the addition of one of the largest water parks in the Caribbean or Bahamas. The $200 million overhaul of the 125-acre beach hideaway — to be renamed

Nationals urged to apply for scholarship to Netherlands

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Delegates, officials and guest presenters at the One Young World Summit held in Bogota, Columbia in 2017 Nationals urged to apply for scholarship to Netherlands From SKNIS  BASSETTE, St. Kitts – Young nationals in St. Kitts and Nevis are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to attend

Post Cabinet briefing for March 12, 15 released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Post Cabinet briefing for March 12, 15 released  From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The formal meeting of the Cabinet took place on March 12 and March 15. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris. Here are the salient matters discussed at that

Ministerial statement commemorates World Water Day

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Minister of Public Infrastructure the Hon. Ian Patches Liburd Ministerial statement commemorates World Water Day From SKNIS World Water Day was first celebrated in 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as the first World Water Day. [Now,] 25 years later, World Water Day is celebrated

Latest Murder Underlines Growing Violence in SKN

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The latest shootings in St. Kitts, including one murder, underline the violent reputation the Federation is achieving currently ranking third highest among the Caribbean islands behind USVI and Jamaica for homicides in 2017. The Government has promised tough action on violent crime…Yet, the violence persists with more than

Yet another shooting occurs in St. kitts

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Another young man shot in St. Kitts By Loshaun Dixon Another shooting incident has occurred in St. Kitts with the wounding of a young man in Sandy Point. The incident is said to have taken place in Crab Hill Sandy Point, with the young man receiving gunshot wounds

Police investigating three shootings, one homicide

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Police investigating three shootings, one homicide By Loshaun Dixon Police are investigating a homicide that occurred in Newton Ground last evening. Though details surrounding the incident is sketchy, this publication understands Glenville Francis was shot an killed by an unknown assailant in Newton Ground near the train line

CARICOM Observers Praise, Criticize Grenada Election

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has led the ruling New National Party (NNP) to another overwhelming election win in a race that had nine parties and two independent candidates competing. But, it was also a poll held under the watchful eye of the CARICOM Election

Prime minister joins hundreds at slain sisters’ funeral

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Funeral services for the Finch sisters March 15 Prime minister joins hundreds at slain sisters’ funeral From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris was among the hundreds of mourners

Team Unity administration condemns gender-based violence

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Team Unity administration condemns gender-based violence  From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Highlighting the recent brutal killing of two young women, Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris said during his monthly press conference March 14 that his administration condemns all forms of violence, including gender-based violence. “While

PM Harris congratulates Grenada’s NNP on victory

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM Harris congratulates Grenada’s NNP on victory From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris congratulated the Right Hon. Dr. Keith Mitchell and his New National Party (NNP) on

CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints new private wealth investment adviser

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints new private wealth investment adviser From CIBC FirstCaribbean George Town, Cayman Islands – Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of Paul Michael Jenkins to the post of private wealth investment adviser. The experienced banking executive will work with CIBC FirstCaribbean clients in The Cayman

St. Lucia Deaths Spur Alcoholic Beverage Alert

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CASTRIES, St Lucia – St Lucia’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Merlene Fredericks has raised a public health alert following four unusual deaths just days apart, against the background of information that all the deceased had consumed an alcoholic beverage. The deaths occurred between last December 9-12. According to

UN Report: T&T Rated Happiest Places in Caribbean

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Got it! Trinidad and Tobago is Happiest Country in the Caribbean, Says PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A United Nations (UN) report says Trinidad and Tobago is the happiest Caribbean nation on earth – at least when compared to a handful of other regional countries surveyed for the

Seven Prisoners Killed in Bolivia Prison Riot

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Seven inmates were killed in a notoriously overcrowded prison in Bolivia when police stormed the penitentiary. About 2,000 officers raided Palmasola jail in Santa Cruz before dawn. The move followed a prison uprising last week by inmates disgruntled over the removal of certain privileges. Police chief Alfonso Mendoza

Strike, Riot, Violence Closes Panama Port

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A strike is paralysing the Panamanian port of Colón for a second day running after protests against plans to regenerate the city turned violent. Civic groups behind the protest said the plans were a sneaky way of trying to gentrify the city and drive poorer residents out. But

St. Kitts-Nevis extends best wishes to Chile’s new president

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts-Nevis extends best wishes to Chile’s new president From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has extended its heartiest congratulations to His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, who was sworn in as president of the

Ships Warned of Grenada Submarine Volcano

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Ships sailing in the Caribbean have been told to steer clear of an underwater volcano near Grenada that is showing increased seismic activity. The government of Grenada imposed 3.1 miles exclusion zone around the volcano — called Kick ’em Jenny — after the alert was raised to orange,

Premier meets with SKNCIC executives

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis and minister of finance, addressing members of the Nevis chapter of the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce at Pinney’s Estate March 13. He is flanked by Stedmond Tross (left) and Colin Dore. Patricia Claxton, Nevis chapter of

Local hotelier praises Team Unity government’s influence

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Richard Boon Local hotelier praises Team Unity government’s influence From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Citizens and residents continue to use the town hall meetings organized by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis to express their satisfaction with the

Google Plans Free WiFi Hotspots for Developing Nations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer MEXICO CITY – Alphabet’s Google said it will launch a network of free Wi-Fi hotspots across Mexico, part of the search giant’s effort to improve connectivity in emerging markets and put its products in the hands of more users. Google Station, an ad-supported network of Wi-Fi hotspots in

Grenada: Alert Raised Over Volcano Activity

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ST GEORGE’S, Grenada– Seismic officials have increased the alert level for underwater volcano, Kick ‘em Jenny, to orange after recording increased activity. And even after activity declined on Tuesday, the alert remained. The alert for the submarine volcano, located 8 km north of Grenada, was raised from yellow

Public asked to protect sporting facilities in St. Kitts

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The newly resurfaced basketball court in Keys Village, St. Kitts Public asked to protect sporting facilities in St. Kitts From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Director of Sports Anthony Wiltshire is calling on residents in St. Kitts to take better care of the sporting facilities around the island

Youth Parliamentarians on Nevis observe Commonwealth Day

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Youth parliamentarians at the Nevis Island Assembly chambers after a mock parliamentary sitting March 12 commemorating Commonwealth Day (Left to right) Acting Deputy Governor-General the Hon. Majorie Morton; the Hon. Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis; the Hon. Eric Evelyn, minister of youth; and the Hon. Troy Liburd, minister

St. Kitts-Nevis committed to international standards on transparency

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts and Nevis’ Financial Secretary Hilary Hazel The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis’ Response to EU Listing of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes St. Kitts-Nevis committed to international standards on transparency, exchange of information From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister  BASSETERRE,

NWD Manager announces new water rates effective April 1

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Roger Hanley, manager of the Nevis Water Department NWD Manager announces new water rates effective April 1 From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Water consumers on Nevis are asked to take note of the new water rates that will come into effect April 1. Roger Hanley, manager of the

CDEMA’s new procurement procedures improve disaster response

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Representatives from 13 of CDEMA’s 18 participating states met at CDB to discuss the new guidelines and procedures. CDEMA’s new procurement procedures improve disaster response From the CDB BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), with support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), has developed

World Glaucoma Week kicks off

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The following attachment is the official address to launch World Glaucoma Week March 11-17: OFFICIAL ADDRESS TO LAUNCH WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK – MARCH 11-17, 2018 The post World Glaucoma Week kicks off appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: World Glaucoma Week kicks off

Queen offers a Commonwealth Day message

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The following is the unedited content of the message sent by Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of 2018 Commonwealth Day: 12 March 2018 Commonwealth Day Message of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth Theme: ‘Towards a Common Future’ We all have reason to give thanks for the

Antigua, Cancun Earmarked for Royalton Resorts

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BARBADOS, Caribbean- Royalton Luxury Resorts has announced plans for two brand-new, modern, luxurious all-inclusive resorts in sought-after travel destinations — Royalton Cancun is set to open late 2018 and Royalton Antigua will debut in early 2019. Royalton Cancun will offer oceanfront luxury suites and Royalton’s first Rooftop SkyClub.

Justice Adrian Saunders chosen as next CCJ president

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Justice Adrian Saunders, a native of St. Vincent and the Grendadines, will become the next president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). He led the development of the court’s first strategic plan in 2012 and currently chairs the ongoing project to develop and execute the strategic plan for

Republic of Korea offers scholarships

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Community Notice The government of the Republic of Korea is pleased to invite nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis to apply for a scholarship to pursue graduate studies for the period 2018-2020. Prospective applicants may apply through the website http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr. Applicants are required to submit directly to the Embassy

Gov.-Gen.’s recent engagements discussed

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Governor-General’s engagements are discussed in this attachment: Engagement of H.E. the Governor General Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton The post Gov.-Gen.’s recent engagements discussed appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Gov.-Gen.’s recent engagements discussed

Mexican Ferry Bombing Still a Mystery, US Warns Tourists

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said Sunday that a crude explosive device caused a ferry blast that injured more than two-dozen people last month in Playa del Carmen, where the U.S. Embassy has warned travelers to“ stay away from the ferries and parts of the Caribbean resort city.

Decomposed body found in Tabernacle

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Decomposed body found in Tabernacle Police are investigating the death of a man after his decomposed body was found at a home in Tabernacle. The discovery was made Sunday morning. According to information received about the case, a “bad scent” was found to be coming from the house,

Two shot in Old Road

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Two shot in Old Road By Loshaun Dixon Two individuals were shot in Old Road in the vicinity of Winfield Road Sunday evening. Information reaching this publication states that both of the victims were rushed to the hospital in a police vehicles. The seriousness of the injuries are

Police commissioner remembers Halliday’s contributions

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Police commissioner remembers Halliday’s contributions From The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force The following is a statement from Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley on the passing of Dr. Joseph Halliday: Dr. Joseph Halliday was the second principal of Sandy Point High School (now Charles E. Mills

Protecting consumers in the digital era

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Caption: Philip McClauren, deputy programme manager, CSME at the forum March 8 Protecting consumers in the digital era From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – It is important to consider the protection of the consumer as many people now engage suppliers in a different jurisdiction, said a

Chile Enacts Environmental Law of the Sea

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Chile has created a new law protecting the waters along its 4,000 mile coastline. The outgoing president, Michele Bachelet, signed the decree, which creates nine marine reserves. President Bachelet, who is ending her term of office this week, said that Chile needed to establish the basis on which

Murdered Salvadorian Archbishop Achieves Sainthood

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Archbishop Óscar Romero, who was killed in 1980 while he was celebrating Mass in El Salvador, will be declared a saint, Pope Francis has announced. Pope Paul VI, who oversaw many of the reforms the Catholic Church underwent in the 1960s, will also be made a saint, the

Fyre Festival Promoter in Plea Deal, Could Get 10 Years

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NEW YORK, United States – The promoter of the disastrous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas that left festival goers stranded without adequate food, water or accommodation, has pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud under a plea deal, but still could wind up in prison up to

Tobago Autonomy: Another Federation in the Making

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– Amendments to the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution that, if passed, would give Tobago autonomy, was today presented to Parliament. If adopted, the measure would create a federation similar to that of St. Kitts and Nevis. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said the Constitution (Amendment)

Regional delegates consider future of social security in ECCU

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Senior Minister Amory (centre) in discussion with ECCB Gov. Timothy Antoine (right) and another delegate ahead of the forum start. Delegates at the Social Security Investment Forum Regional delegates consider future of social security in ECCU From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The future of social security

Post Cabinet Briefing for March 8 released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Team Unity Cabinet Post Cabinet briefing for March 8 released From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The formal meeting of the Cabinet took place March 8. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris. Here are the salient matters discussed: Cabinet congratulated the Ministry

Government holds discussions on way forward for CBI programme

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Arthur Sharpe Government ministers meet with representatives of real estate companies at OTI The head table at the government meeting with real estate developers Government holds discussions on way forward for CBI programme From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –

CARICOM participates in monitoring, evaluating the CSME

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARICOM participates in monitoring, evaluating the CSME From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states will be participating in a workshop for improving the monitoring, evaluating and reporting of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This activity takes place in Barbados March 13-14

Consumer Protection in Digital Era is CARICOM goal

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     It is important to consider the protection of the consumer as many persons now engage suppliers in a different jurisdiction. This was posited by a senior official from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat during the Barbados Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC)

Beyond rest: The benefits of sleep to mental health 

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (Photo by Ben Blennerhassett on Unsplash) Beyond rest: The benefits of sleep to mental health  By Chrissy Paul It has been nearly a year since the opening to the public of the fully operational Mental Health Day Treatment Center in Basseterre, St. Kitts. This action is in line with a growing

Women in business honored for their contributions

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The audience at the IWD awards ceremony Women in business honored for their contributions From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis joined senior government officials and hundreds of empowered and independent women at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel March 8 to honour

Phipps to deliver official address on International Women’s Day

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Hon. Wendy Colleen Phipps Phipps to deliver official address on International Women’s Day From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Honourable Wendy C. Phipps, minister of state with responsibility for health, will officially address the nation on International Women’s Day, which is celebrated universally each year March

LaRocque says all should celebrate women, girls

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer LaRocque says all should celebrate women, girls From CARICOM The following is a message from Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, secretary-general, CARICOM, on the occasion of March 8’s International Women’s Day 2018:  It is a distinct honour and pleasure for me to celebrate our women and girls across the Caribbean

Citizens, residents applaud progress created by Team Unity

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer DPM Richards and Prime Minister Harris pictured with a resident at the Team Unity Town Hall meeting in Sandy Point. Sylvester Hodge speaks at the Team Unity town hall meeting in Sandy Point. The People’s Forum Town hall Meeting in Sandy Point Citizens, residents applaud progress created by

Jamaican Gang Activity Down as State of Emergency Bites Hard

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica–The Enhanced Security Measures – formerly referred to as a State of Emergency – in the northwestern parish of St James is making an impact, particularly when it comes to suppressing gang activity, Jamaican police claim. According to Deputy Superintendent Ainsley McCarthy, during the period ending February

UK Holding Charity Summit to Fight Sexual Exploitation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer British charities are to set out action to prevent the sexual exploitation exposed at Oxfam and other NGOs, in a bid to restore public trust. Representatives will be attending a summit held by the Department for International Development (Dfid) and the Charity Commission today, alongside regulators and experts.

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