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January 17, 2018

St. Kitts & Nevis

Caribbean Africanists Tell Trump: Stay Away from Region

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Regional Pan-Africanists and socialist groups have declared US President Donald Trump ‘persona non grata’ and have served notice that they will protest any attempt by him to visit the Caribbean, following offensive comments he reportedly made about Haiti, Africa and El Salvador. In a strongly

Phase I of Unity Housing Solution nears completion

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — The Honourable Eugene Hamilton, minister with responsibilities for the National Housing Corporation (NHC), promised to deliver 300 homes to citizens across the island of St. Kitts and says he is committed to bring this to fruition. In November 2017, 15 homes were handed over to new homeowners

It’s been three years since historic National Assembly

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer It’s been three years since historic National Assembly By Valencia Grant, press secretary to the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Today, Jan. 16, marks three years since the then-St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party government hastily introduced a proclamation into Parliament and passed a

Pope Francis Endures Protests in His Native South America

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Pope Francis’ trip to South America this week is supposed to be all about peace, unity and hope. But the pontiff is also being welcomed with protests, threats of violence and controversy over allegations of abuses by the Catholic Church. Francis, a native of Argentina, comes to his

10 Killed in Bogota Bridge Collapse

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer At least ten people were killed Monday after a bridge collapsed near Bogota, Colombia, according to the country’s Civil Defense authorities. Known as the Chirajara bridge, the structure was under construction and not operational at the time of the collapse. Nine people were killed at the site of

Kittitian professional cricketer arrested for cannabis possession

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Akeen Saunders Kittitian professional cricketer arrested in Antigua by Staff Reporter Kittitian cricketer Akeem Saunders is currently in police custody in Antigua after he was caught with a quantity of cannabis at the V.C Bird International Airport. According to the Antiguanewsroom.com, Saunders arrived in Antigua Monday aboard Caribbean

Ambassador Saunders: Trump Owes Apology to Haiti

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A Statement from Ambassador Sir Ronald Saunders The effect of the inappropriate depiction of Haiti, El Salvador and all African nations as “shithole” countries is a matter that the people of the United States of America and their government and Congress should contemplate seriously. The responses have been

Martinique Volcano Not Erupting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique – The Volcanic and Seismological Observatory in Martinique has sought to dismiss reports of volcanic activity at Mount Pelée. Images were being circulated via WhatsApp yesterday accompanied by claims that the volcanic mountain in the northern end of the island was experiencing unusual activity, with more

SG: CARICOM’s unity drives it to surmount ongoing challenges

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Left to right, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Haiti’s Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Council of Ministers HE Antonio Rodrigue; CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan. SG: CARICOM’s unity drives it to surmount ongoing challenges From CARICOM Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The unified strength of the Caribbean Community

At Least 2 Dead in 7.3 Peru Earthquake

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Lima [Peru], Jan 15 (ANI): At least two people have died and 17 others went missing after an earthquake of 7.3 magnitude hit Peru’s coast Sunday. According to CNN, Arequipa Governor Yamila Osorio said on Twitter that one 55-year old man died in the town of Yauca after

Death Penalty Under Scrutiny in T&T Murder Conviction

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – Five British judges will this week consider whether a prisoner who may be mentally ill should remain on death row after a Caribbean court convicted him of murdering another inmate back in 2011. Trinidad and Tobago, along with Barbados, are the

New, Bigger Superliners to Cruise Caribbean in 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The coming year has plenty in store for fans of megaships – those mighty floating resorts that carry 4000-plus passengers and are packed with ever more adventurous activities, dozens of restaurants and bars and dazzling entertainment to suit all age groups. MSC Cruises kicked it off late last

“Too Dangerous”…US Travel Warning on 5 Mexican States

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNN)Mexico — long a destination for world-class museums, archaeological sites and beach resorts — now has five states tagged with the US State Department’s most severe travel warning. The advisories cite drug cartel activity and violent crime, and the Tamaulipas warning was very blunt. “Do not travel due to

African Union Expresses Outrage Over Alleged Trump Remarks

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The African Union, a group representing the continent’s countries, and African ambassadors to the United Nations, sharply denounced US President Donald Trump’s reference to African nations as “shitholes” and called on him to retract his statement and apologize. “The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment

US Envoys Tutored in Responding to Trump’s Rant

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Washington – The furor over President Donald Trump’s alleged racists remarks is continuing to reverberate through the world. And US diplomats serving in Haiti and African countries have been briefed to convey Washington’s respect if they are summoned to explain President Trump’s alleged insults. So far, the State

Barbados Credit Rating Takes Another Hit

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados’ economy has been hit with yet another downgrade, this time from regional credit rating agency Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS). It has lowered the island’s foreign currency rating by one notch from CariBBB+ to CariBBB- and its local currency rating from

CARICOM SG: 2018 a year of rebuilding and growth

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque with new Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM Veronica Griffith and St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to CARICOM Allan Alexander. CARICOM SG: 2018 a year of rebuilding and growth From the CARICOM Secretariat Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Developing the world’s first climate resilient

No petition filed by Hector at High Court

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Following the Nevis Island Assembly elections held on December 18, 2017 opposition candidate for District 1 St Pauls E. Robelto Hector assured the leader of the Nevis Reformation Party Hon Joseph Parry that he would be challenging the results. However, no petition has been submitted to the Court

New company to supply Galvalume to Federation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The people of Nevis and St. Kitts are the beneficiaries of a new manufacturing firm that will be able to supply the islands with galvalume roof sheeting and assist in reducing the cost of the construction. The Company, Island Roofing and Hardware Limited, located on Long Point Road,

Barbados, St. Vincent, the Grenadines Reaffirm Commitment to CARICOM

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The governments of Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have signaled their unequivocal commitment to integration as they assigned two new envoys to join the family of CARICOM Ambassadors on Friday 12 January. An official press release explained Her Excellency Veronica Griffith, Plenipotentiary Representative of Barbados to

St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados reaffirm commitment to CARICOM community

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARICOM Solidarity (l-r) – St. Kitts-Nevis Ambassador Lionel Sydney Osborne; Haiti’s Ambassador Peterson Noel; new Barbados Ambassador Veronica Griffith; CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; new St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador Allan Alexander; Guyana’s Ambassador Charlene Phoenix; and Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador Clarence Henry Barbados, St Vincent and

US Panama Ambassador Resigns Over Trump

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer WASHINGTON, U.S. – The U.S. Ambassador to Panama, John Feeley is said to have resigned from his post, claiming he can no longer serve U.S. President Donald Trump. Feeley’s resignation was confirmed by the State Department, with a spokeswoman saying that he “has informed the White House, the

After 5 Years Assange Gets Ecuadorian Citizenship

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer LONDON, United Kingdom (ANI)- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted Ecuador citizenship after he spening more than five years living in the London Ecuadorian embassy. The country’s foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa confirmed that Assange was “naturalised” as an Ecuadorean on December 12 at his request, according

NEVLEC to commence major overhaul of generation sets

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Jervan Swanston, general manager of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited From the NIA Charlestown, Nevis – The following is a statement by acting general manager of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding the planned start on major overhaul of older generation sets at the Prospect Power Plant:

Traffic light education continues in Basseterre

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts – The public education drive focusing on the use of traffic lights in St. Kitts continued Jan. 10 during the season debut of the radio and television programme “Working for You.” Head of the Traffic Department of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis

Seaton returns from Barbados’ swearing-in of new governor-general

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Left to right: Sir Phillip Greaves Q.C., former acting governor-general of Barbados; Dame Sandra Mason, governor-general of Barbados; and Sir Tapley Seaton, Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Find attached a press release from Government House concerning St. Kitts-Nevis governor-general return to the federation after attending the swearing-in

Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine Attracts American Sufferers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer American Lung cancer sufferers are flocking to Cuba for a revolutionary treatment developed there and not offered in the US. Jose DiFabio, who was Cuba’s representative for the Pan American Health Organization, says the isolated Communist country invested in medical research out of necessity. “Cuba considered medical science

Tsunami Warning for Caribbean After Quake off Honduras Coast

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves were possible for several countries in the Caribbean and Central America, as well as Mexico, after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck 27 miles (43 kilometers) off the coast of Honduras. “Tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meters above the tide

St. Kitts-Nevis PM discusses cooperation with new Cuban ambassador

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (Left to right): St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris; Cuban Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis His Excellency Abelardo Fabio Hernández Ferrer; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Osbert DeSuza. From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister  Basseterre,

NIA announces scholarship opportunities for study in Thailand  

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Seal of the Nevis Island Administration From the NIA Charlestown, Nevis – The Human Resources Department in the Nevis Island Administration invites applications for scholarship opportunities offered by the Thailand International Cooperation Agency in the following areas: Food Security-Postharvest, Processing and Quality Assurance of Selected Agro-Industrial Products

Trinidad & Tobago to Get First Woman Head-of-State

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN– Trinidad and Tobago looks set to get its first female President, with a judge nominated to succeed Anthony Carmona as the next head of state. Meantime, another female jurist will today become Barbados’ next head of state. Madame Justice Paula-Mae Weekes, who currently serves as

Six photos capture essence of St. Kitts’ tourism product

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – Out of 98 submissions for the Tourism Month’s Best Destination Photo Competition, six proved successful in capturing the essence of St. Kitts’ tourism product. The winners of the photo competition were revealed Jan. 8: In the youth division, first place went to Shermar Jr. Moore,

Press secretary: Beware of false prime minister sites

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From Valenica Grant, press secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris It has come to the attention of the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, that a fake Facebook account is appropriating his image and name to prey on well-meaning individuals and

Content of Dr. Andy J. Redmond’s gala speech released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Dr.-Redmonds-Gala-Speech-2018.pdf The post Content of Dr. Andy J. Redmond’s gala speech released appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Content of Dr. Andy J. Redmond’s gala speech released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts Marriott Resort The following is the unedited content of the addresses given during last night’s gala: Remarks by Press Secretary Valencia Grant to introduce Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, 2018 New Year’s Gala, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018: I wish to adopt the protocol that has

St. Kitts Only Carib. Island on Bloomberg Hot Spot List

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts is the only Caribbean destination among the 22 ‘hot spots’ selected by Bloomberg from across the globe in its Where to Go in 2018. “It is an honour to be named among the 22 destinations that Bloomberg is recommending as ideal for travelers in 2018,” said Minister

Homegrown Firm Makes Jamaican Stock History

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer isynco Group Limited.   KINGSTON, Jamaica– Wisynco Group Limited, a family-owned Jamaican manufacturing and distribution company has started listing on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) with the largest single amount of money secured in an initial public offering (IPO). Wisynco, which distributes food, beverages

Three BVI Communities to Get SMART Climate Change Help

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Three flood-prone communities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will soon benefit from a project that will help them build resilience to that particular climate change impact. The Establishing Flood-Resilient SMART Communities through Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Partnerships project will target the communities of Sea Cow’s Bay

CTO Chief: 2018 Will be a Time Of Caribbean Rejuvenation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– “An era of rejuvenation” is what the Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has termed 2018. Hugh Riley, in a New Year’s address, said while 2017 was a challenging year, there was reason to be optimistic about 2018. The CTO chief said he

Police locate teen missing since Dec. 27

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Basseterre, St. Kitts – After acting on information received concerning the case, police have located missing teenager Tunisha Caines. She was found in Conaree just before midday Jan. 6, and was taken to the JNF Hospital for medical assistance. She is

Autopsy will determine Cayon resident’s cause of death

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Basseterre, St. Kitts – Investigations have led to police requesting an autopsy by a pathologist to determine the cause of death of a man who reportedly drowned at the South East Peninsula. On Jan. 4, police responded to a

Mexico Telling Migrants to Bundle Up for Winter Cold

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer MEXICO CITY – The US’s southern neighbour is also feeling the big American freeze. As Mexico’s winter cold sweeps over parts of the country, authorities there are issuing travel warnings and, they say, stepping up aid for migrants traversing dangerous routes. With frost and snowfall reported in the

Top EU Official Pledges Continued Support for Cuba

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer HAVANA- European Union Foreign policy and security chief Federica Mogherini has stressed predictability in the bloc’s ties with Cuba as she slammed the new US administration for its policy reversal. ‘I think the world is appreciating at this moment the value of having in the EU a solid,

Canada Had Embassy Trouble With Cuban Sounds, Too

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer OTTAWA, Canada—It’s not just America’s problem with Cuba. The Canadian Government has admitted it sent a doctor to Cuba last summer to examine Canadian diplomats who suffered everything from nosebleeds to short-term memory loss amid concern about mysterious acoustic attacks, newly declassified memos show. The June visit to

PM Harris offers invitation to Saturday’s gala

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer By Valencia Grant, press secretary to the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Basseterre, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris has invited interest parties to attend his Prime Minister’s Gala Night of Celebration at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at

Be mindful of public image, Nevis premier tells RSCNPF recruits

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley addresses recruits while delivering remarks at the New Year Celebration Service of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Nevis Division at the Charlestown Police Station’s Recreation Room Jan. 3. A group of recruits from the Royal St. Christopher and

Cayon man drowns at South East Peninsula

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer By Loshaun Dixon A young man from Lower Cayon lost his life in a drowning incident on the South East Peninsula Thursday afternoon. The victim is a 29-year-old who was said to be diving when he got into some difficulty. Unconfirmed reports state that he may have hit his

UNESCO Congrats to Cuba’s Revolution Anniversary

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), congratulated Cuba for the 59 anniversary of the victory of the Revolution and expressed the willingness to further strengthen ties with this Caribbean nation. According to Prensa Latina, UNESCO recognized the traditional active role of Cuba

Death Toll 51 in Peru Bus Crash

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer LIMA, Peru- Fifty-one people were killed when a bus plunged 100 meters down a cliff and landed on a beach in Peru. Authorities called it one of the deadliest vehicle accidents in the nation’s history. Six people survived the crash Tuesday, one of whom jumped out of the

PM congratulates St. Kitts-Nevis citizens recognized by queen

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II By Valencia Grant, press secretary to the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Basseterre, St. Kitts – Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris extends sincere congratulations to the four citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II conferred

NIA announces study opportunity in Taiwan

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Seal of the Nevis Island Administration Charlestown, Nevis – The following is a notice from the Human Resources Department in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a study opportunity in Taiwan: The Human Resources Department in the Nevis Island Administration encourages interested people to apply for a post-graduate four-year

Television series focuses on road to statehood

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The link below leads to the playlist of the three-part series of  “A Journey Remembered” airing on ZIZ Television.    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA8bOu8GsPJDh7rSlk1dvFhI0nu-r38Sv Federation to Statehood (A Journey Remembered) – YouTube www.youtube.com   The post Television series focuses on road to statehood appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer.

Kiwis Best Windies in T201 Series

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer MT. MAUNGANUI, New Zealand- After batsman Colin Munro smashed a record-breaking century, New Zealand bowlers came to the fore to help the home side crush West Indies by 119 runs and clinch the three-match T20I series 2-0 at the Bay Oval Wednesday. Chasing a target of 244 runs

Two 4.5 Magnitude Earthquakes Hit T&T 30 Minutes Apart

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday January 3, 2018 – Two 4.5 magnitude earthquakes were recorded off Trinidad and Tobago in the early hours of this morning, less than a half hour apart. However, neither resulted in any damage or injury, according to initial reports. The University of the

2017 Was Safest Ever For Commercial Aviation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The safest in the history of commercial civil aviation, that’s what 2017 turned out to be. This is clear from parallel surveys on the online aviation security network portal and the Dutch consulting firm To70, quoted by the BBC. Adrian Young, of To70, says “Twenty-seventeen is the safest

Study: Caribbean Coastlines are Stressed Out

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PANAMA CITY, Panama – Just released data about the health of Caribbean coasts show that they are stressed out – but there is still hope for them. A team including Smithsonian marine biologists released the data from the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP) which provides new insights

Hurricanes Wrecked More Than Buildings, Currency also Hit Hard

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE- The devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria derailed record growth by the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) this year, according to Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). ECCU Governor Timothy Antoine said , before the Category 5 hurricanes hit, the ECCU was on pace to record its fastest growth

Rihanna Mourns Murdered Cousin, Calls to End Gun Violence

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A shooting in Barbados on Boxing Day has cast a dark cloud over Christmas celebrations for superstar Rihanna and her family. Around 7 p.m. last night, her 21-year-old cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was shot multiple times by an unknown assailant, prompting her to call

PM offers optimism in new year message

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The following is the unedited content of the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris’s message for the new year: “Putting Our People First” My beloved fellow Citizens and Residents, I greet you with optimism and hope as 2018 beckons us to a new and higher level of engagement, productivity, growth

CARICOM Fetes Haiti on 214th Independence Anniversary

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer GEORGETOWN – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and people of Haiti on the nation’s 214th anniversary of political independence from France. In a message to mark the anniversary, celebrated on January 1, CARICOM secretary-general Irwin LaRoque said the occasion is cause for celebration “since history

Moderate Quake Hits T&T, No Injuries

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 struck the Caribbean Islands on Saturday evening. According to local media reports, the quake occurred at 7:44 pm (local time) and was felt 39 km north-west of St John’s city in Antigua and Barbuda and about 68

BVI launches Flood-Resilient SMART Communities Project

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From the CDB Bridgetown, Barbados – Three flood-prone communities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will soon benefit from a project that will help them build resilience to that particular climate change impact. The Establishing Flood-Resilient SMART Communities through Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Partnerships Project will target the communities

CARICOM congratulates Haiti on independence anniversary

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Haiti’s President HS Jovenel Moïse Greater Georgetown, Guyana – CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque sent a congratulatory message to the president of Haiti HE Jovenel Moïse to mark the country’s 214th Independence Anniversary Jan. 1, 2018.     Excellency, The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) extends warmest congratulations to the government and people

PM’s New Year’s Day message for 2018 released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM’s New Year’s Day Message 2018 The post PM’s New Year’s Day message for 2018 released appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: PM’s New Year’s Day message for 2018 released

CBIS wins Ministry of Tourism’s annual calendar contest

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Shelagh James, communications officer in the Ministry of Tourism (right) presents Jennifer Liburd, a teacher at the Cecele Browne Integrated School, with a trophy on behalf of the school for winning the Ministry of Tourism’s 2018 Calendar Competition. Students and staff of the Cecele Browne Integrated School stand

More Gruesome Bodies Emerge from Guatemala’s Long Civil War

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer SANTA AVELINA, GUATEMALA – During Guatemala’s long civil war more than 250,000 people reportedly were killed. Yet it wasn’t only bullets and violence that killed thousands from 1960 to 1996. The government forced farmers into so-called model villages under strict army control to isolate them from the guerrillas.

Fugitive Mexican Governor to Be Extradted from Panama

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Panama City, Panama- This country has announced it would extradite a former Mexican governor to Mexico on charges of corruption. According to the Panama foreign ministry, as quoted by local media reports, Governor Roberto Borge would be flown back to Mexico City by next Thursday (Jan. 4) ,

Person of the Year

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer What does it take to be Person of the Year?”  At the “St. Kitts and Nevis Observer” it’s someone such as Nevis’ new Premier the Hon. Mark Brantley. He’s only been leading his party for two months, has just won a landslide assembly election victory for his Concerned

King Sookie Crowned again

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Shomari “Mighty Sookie” Mitchell has captured the National Carnival Junior Calypso crown for the second time while the National Carnival Talented Teen competition 2017-2018 was won by Ayna Seetahal of the Washington Archibald High School On Tuesday (December 26) three junior calypso competitors Mighty Sookie, Treasure “Empress Tres”

We want more begs revellers following Jouvert jam

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A 10:00 am finish for the annual J’ouvert Jam –two hours before the normal ending- had revellers crying for more, even after partying all night and most of the morning. It was a large street party as Jouvert kicked off at 4:00am Tuesday with thousands taking to the

CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints new COO

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Colette Delaney From FirstCaribbean Bridgetown, Barbados – CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced the appointment of Colette Delaney to the role of chief operating officer, effective Dec. 8. In announcing the appointment, Chief Executive Officer Gary Brown noted: “Colette brings a wealth of experience and strong leadership to the COO

Venezuela: No Pork for Christmas, Blame Govt. Not Paying 2016 Bill

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has accused Portugal of being behind a pork shortage that left thousands of Venezuela’s poor without their traditional Christmas dinner and sparked a fresh round of angry street protests. Portugal denies this, blames it on market forces…Venezuela hadn’t paid for last year’s pork delivery.

Venezuela’s Oil Co. Mimics a Collapsing Nation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela — For a country with one of the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela petroleum industry is going broke, just as the nation has been doing. A general with no energy experience has been installed as the head of the state oil company. Arrests, firings and

Seaton declares Jan. 2 as public holiday in St. Kitts-Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Seaton declares Jan. 2 as public holiday in St. Kitts-Nevis From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – His Excellency Governor-General Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton, GCMG, CVO, QC, JP, has issued a proclamation dated Dec. 22 declaring Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, as a public holiday in the Federation of

Peru: Violent Demonstrations Over Fujimori Pardon

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer LIMA, PERU- The police authorities in Peru had a tough time dealing with protesters, who were demonstrating against the official pardon of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the decision and chanted “No to the pardon!” The police clashed

US Army Working to Restore Puerto Rico Power Grid

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PONCE, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration for hurricane devastated Puerto Rico continues its mission to restore the island’s electrical power grid estimates to have the job compeleted by Spring 2018. It’s a mission with a daunting challenge: how do you

Cricket: Kiwis Sweep West Indies

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CHRISTCHURCH- New Zealand completed a clean sweep of the West Indies in their one-day international (ODI) series with a commanding 66-run (D/L) victory in a rain-affected third and final match in Christchurch on Tuesday. With the match reduced to 23-overs-a-side, the West Indies were set a revised target

2017 was Mexico’s Deadliest Year

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer MEXICO CITY, Mexico – This was a record breaking year for Mexico, the deadliest ever since records of such tragedies began in 1997. Aside from earthquakes and hurricanes, murders shot upwards. For 2017 statistics show a total of 23,101 murder investigations have been opened in the year up

New Nevis officials take oaths of office

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer New cabinet members take oaths of office. By Monique Jeffers The new Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley and his cabinet was sworn into office Dec. 24, with the premier now responsible for 12 ministries. The ceremony took place at Elquemedo T. Willet Park in Charlestown. The inauguration

CDB Offers Major Funding For Anquilla Electric Repairs

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer THE VALLEY, Anguilla – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved more than US$5 million in funding to support the Anguilla Electricity Company Limited (ANGLEC) with the complete restoration of its transmission and distribution system which was damaged during the passage of Hurricane Irma in September. The severe

Bahamas Re-Elected to International Maritime Org. Council

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. It secured re-election during the organization’s recent 30th Assembly. Minister of Transport and Local Government Frankie Campbell said it represents “a significant achievement not only for the nation, but also regionally

Ministry of Labour salutes workers, prepares them for 2018 challenges

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Seated left to right, Senior Minister Amory, Labour Commissioner James and Permanent Secretary Dublin-Collins with awardees. Awards presented to staff at the inaugural event From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts – Outstanding employees of the Department of Labour were among several people who were recognized for their contributions to the

CARICOM records noteworthy successes in 2017 despite challenges

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Head of UNDP Achim Steiner and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The more than US$2 billion pledged at the CARICOM-UN Conference for long-term recovery for hurricane-affected countries and the establishment of the regional renewable energy center are among the successes

Plans progressing smoothly for NIA inauguration Sunday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Hazel Brandy-Williams, chairperson for the committee responsible for putting together the inauguration ceremony of the new Nevis Island Administration government, speaks to the Department of Information Dec. 22. Charlestown, Nevis – Hazel Brandy-Williams, chairperson of the organising committee responsible for the inauguration ceremony of the new Nevis Island

UWI Backs CARICOM in Protest Against EU Tax Haven Blacklist

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   KINGSTON, Jamaica – The European Union’s Blacklist of countries offering tax havens for foreigners of which four are in the Caribbean has created a controversy so strong it has even caught academia’s interest. The University of the West Indies (UWI) is backing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments in

Cuba: Castro Era to End in April, Communism to Remain

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Castro Family hold of power in Cuba could end next April. That’s when Cuban President Raul Castro plans to step aside, two months longer than originally anticipated, which then would end nearly six decades of Castro family rule of the communist country. Cuba’s parliament Thursday extended its

Christmas message sent to police force

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Christmas message sent to police force   Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris’ Christmas Message to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Published in Special Force Order Dec. 22, 2017 It is a distinct honour and privilege for me

CDB, Canada, EU partner to reduce poverty

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Left to Right: Luis Maia, head of cooperation, Development Cooperation Section, Delegation of the European Union to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM; Her Excellency Marie Legault, high commissioner of Canada to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; Daniel Best, director, projects, CDB. From the CBD

‘Let excellence be your standard,’ PM tells officers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   A section of the audience at the Police Training Complex during the commissioner of police’s lecture. From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts – Prime Minister and Minister of National Security the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris offered words of motivation and encouragement when he addressed the men and women

Massy United Takes $250M Plus Hurricane Insurance Hit

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Massy United Insurance will pay out in excess of US$250 million to hundreds of customers, many of whom are in St. Kitts and Nevis, affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean earlier this year. To date, the company has received in excess of

Brantley speaks for the first time as premier of Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley and his wife First Lady Sharon Brantley, moments after he was sworn-in as premier at the High Court in Charlestown Dec. 19.   Photo 1: Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley delivers an address moments after he was sworn-in

Tourism officials are special guests on ‘Working for You’ Dec. 20

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Carlene Henry-Morton Diannille-Taylor-Williams From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts – Ministry of Tourism officials Carlene Henry-Morton, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, and Diannille Taylor- Williams, sustainable tourism officer, are the special guests on the weekly radio and television programme “Working for You” Dec. 20. The tourism officials

T&T PM Denies Corruption Charge, To Take Legal Action

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says he intends to pursue legal action against Member of Parliament Dr Roodal Moonilal, based on “false and malicious statements. The statements by Moonilal, who represents Oropouche East, suggested that payments were being made by AV

Government officials bring joy to hospitalized patients

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo (left to right): Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Shawn Richards; Senator with responsibility for Health, Honourable Wendy Phipps; nurse of the JNF Hospital; Deputy Speaker Sen. Akilah Byron Nisbett; and Minister of Health the Hon. Eugene Hamilton are pictured.     Government officials bring joy to hospitalized patients From SKNIS  

Protocol training workshop held Dec. 4-7

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Kaye Bass, is pictured. Photo 2: A section of the participants attending the protocol workshop.   Protocol training workshop held Dec. 4-7 From SKNIS   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, in collaboration with the

Ninjaman & Son plus One Get Life For 2009 Murder

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica – A month after being found guilty of the March 17, 2009 murder of Ricardo ‘Ricky Trooper’ Johnson, the 51-year-old deejay Ninjaman, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine; his son, Jahneil Ballentine; and another co-accused, Dennis Clayton, each received a sentence of life imprisonment for the

Public holiday declared today for Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     Public holiday declared today for Nevis By Valencia Grant, press secretary to the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis   Basseterre, St. Kitts – A public holiday has been declared for Nevis today, Dec. 19, one day after the island held peaceful, free and fair

Top Jamaican Journalist, Broadcaster Ian Boyne Dies

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Veteran journalist and deputy chief executive officer of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Ian Boyne is dead. Boyne who was recuperating for some time after he was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies on Saturday, December 2, died this morning. The highly

Caribbean: “Pretty but Dangerous?”

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer “Pretty but dangerous,” is how one Miami attorney describes the Caribbean. The greatest danger in visiting the Caribbean islands might not be the frequency of crimes against tourists but in the false sense of security the region can inspire. In bright sunshine, surrounded by a sparkling sea and

Impeachment Process of Peru’s President Begins

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Lawmakers in Peru have initiated impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over alleged corruption. Opposition lawmakers filed the motion against the president Friday, saying he was morally unfit to lead the country after he resisted calls to resign over the alleged corruption. Twenty-seven of 130 members of

Parry concerned with irregularities

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Parry concerned with irregularities By Loshaun Dixon   Nevis – Former Nevisian premier and leader of the Nevis Reformation Party the Honourable Joseph Parry has indicated that there have been some concerns surrounding the voters’ list, but he is confident of the party’s success. In an interview with

Security Council Membership: Romania Offers Bribe to Antigua?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Romania, in promoting its candidacy for membership to the UN Security Council, had representatives in the Caribbean last week offering qualified Antiguan and Barbudan students college scholarships. Twenty full scholarships are being offered the government of Romania for the 2018-2019 academic year. According to a statement from prime

UK Border Agents to Caymans

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands — Senior officers from the United Kingdom’s Border Force and Maritime and Coastguard Agency are being seconded to the Cayman Islands to oversee changes in the way in which the British Overseas Territory’s borders are protected and its search and rescue services provided.

Trump Hopes for Better Cuba Relations if They Act Correctly

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer U.S. President Donald Trump expressed hope on normalization of relations with Cuba, noting that currently Cuba is acting incorrectly. He didn’t explain how they are acting incorrectly. Trump told reporters, that he hopes that the relations with Cuba will normalize, but now Cuba is not doing the right

Wingrove George’s arrest stems from delayed 2015 election results

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Wingrove George arrested By Loshaun Dixon   Former Supervisor of Elections Wingrove “Parrot” George’s Friday arrest for the irregularities with the February 2015 election has him charged with two felony counts of misconduct in public office. He was granted bail for $50,000 with two sureties.  The charges relate to

UNICEF Stretched in Helping Caribbean Hurricane Kids

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   NEW YORK, USA — Three months after two Category 5 hurricanes tore through the Caribbean, thousands of children across the region still need support, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, caused extensive damage to the

Nevis Teen Given Bail After Knifing Charge

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nineteen-year-old Westbury resident Corey Baker is free on $7,000 bail after appearing in Charlestown before Magistrate Yasmine Clark on a charge of assault with intent to rob after an alleged unprovoked attack on a fellow Nevisian December 7. Lee Wilkinson ,also of Westbury, Nevis, was allegedly stabbed by

Nevis Voting Monday Pits 10 Candidates Against Each Other

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Ten candidates will have their names placed on ballots for the Nevis Island Assembly Election slated for Monday, December 18 with more than 11,000 registered voters scheduled to cast their ballots.. The incumbent Concerned Citizens Movement has nominated their five candidate and the Nevis Reformation Party has also

Nevis 9th homicide victim identified

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A police manhunt is underway in Nevis for the killer of Japheth Brown, the ninth murder victim this year on the island. Brown, of Brick Klin, according to police on the scene, was shot in the face around 10 a.m. At Hull Ground, Gingerland. Screaming and crying could

Vat Day 2017 welcomes record-level crowds

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Vat Day 2017 welcomes record-level crowds By Valencia Grant, press secretary to the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Businesses throughout St. Kitts and Nevis report experiencing record-level crowds today for 2017 Discounted VAT Rate Day. The annual Discounted VAT Rate Day allows

Pilot Feared Dead, Wife Rescued After Bahamas Plane Crash

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NASSAU, Bahamas — The United States Coast Guard is searching for a 57-year-old man after hoisting his wife to safety when the single-engine plane he was piloting crash landed 18 miles northwest of Freeport, Bahamas. The two, whose names were not released, are believed to be American. The

NCC issues statement regarding upcoming Nevis Island Assembly Elections

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Rev. Christopher Archibald, chairperson of the Nevis Christian Council   NCC issues statement regarding upcoming Nevis Island Assembly Elections   Charlestown, Nevis – The following is a statement from the Nevis Christian Council dated Dec. 15, regarding the upcoming Nevis Island Assembly Elections scheduled for Dec.

Nevis health workers honoured for dedicated service

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Minister of Health the Honourable Mark Brantley presents a plaque to Nurse Manager Laurel Smithen for her dedication to nursing on behalf of the Alexandra Hospital at their pre-Christmas programme Dec. 13.   Photo 2: Brantley presents a plaque to Lolita Williams for her contribution to

NREI reports on status of geothermal site work on Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Nevis Island Administration seal   NREI reports on status of geothermal site work on Nevis From the NIA   Charlestown, Nevis – The following is a statement from the Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI) dated Dec. 14, regarding geothermal site drilling and related work proceeding on Nevis.

EU Defence Force: The Birth of A New Superpower?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters)- Is this the berth of a new superpower? European Union nations, now unfettered by Britain’s decision to quit, achieved a 70-year-old ambition to integrate their defences, launching a pact between 25 EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces together. It’s a move that

Caribbean Becoming Too Pricey for the British

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer For Brits suffering from a Brexit hangover, major German tour operator TUI has a simple answer: cheaper vacation destinations, which means fewer UK tourists visiting the Caribbean. U.K. customers are feeling the pinch as their holiday budgets of 1,000 pounds ($1,300) a trip are being squeezed by the

New CSS expansion “Block A” commissioned

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Edson Elliott, education officer in the Department of Education responsible for secondary schools, hands over keys to the new addition to the Charlestown Secondary School to Principal Juan Williams at a ceremony at the school compound Dec. 13.   Photo 2: The front of “Block A,”

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation staff visit Montserrat

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation staff visit Montserrat From SKNIS   Staff members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation journeyed to the neighbouring island of Montserrat on a one-day familiarization visit Dec. 13 geared toward promoting greater understanding between the people of Montserrat and St.

2018 Budget allocates $23M for rehab of Old Road Bay

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer 2018 Budget allocates $23M for rehab of Old Road Bay From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The hazardous conditions on the Old Road Bay –  posing a danger to motorists because of sea swells, land erosion and rock slides during adverse weather – are soon to be

Traffic lights in Basseterre area officially commissioned Dec. 18

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Traffic lights in Basseterre area officially commissioned Dec. 18 From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Minister of Transport the Honourable Ian “Patches” Liburd has announced that the traffic lights mounted in various strategic locations in the Basseterre area will be officially commissioned and turned on Monday, Dec.

Appropriation bill passes in National Assembly

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Appropriation bill passes in National Assembly From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Following a highly effective wrap-up by Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, the Appropriation (2018) Bill 2017 of EC$706,129,036 million received overwhelming support by

Barbados Takes the Pledge to End Child Labour

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Barbados has become the ninth Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to commit to a regional initiative to free Latin America and the Caribbean of child labour by the year 2025. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo symbolically handed over the signed

FirstCaribbean Bank releases statement about NYSE listing

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   FirstCaribbean Bank releases statement about NYSE listing From CIBC FirstCaribbean Bridgetown, Barbados – FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited is exploring a potential stock market listing of some of its shares in the United States, the world’s deepest capital market. No decisions have been made. However, a listing on

UN Peacekeepers Being Sued by Unwed Haitian Mothers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Lawyers representing 10 Haitian women who say they had children with U.N. peacekeepers have filed the first legal actions in Haiti against the U.N. and individual peacekeepers for child support and paternity claims. The lawsuits filed by the Haiti-based human rights group Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) are

UNICEF Children’s Report focuses on key issues in a digital age

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Patrick Knight, communications specialist at UNICEF   UNICEF Children’s Report focuses on key issues in a digital age From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The State of the World’s Children Report of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) launched Dec. 11 by the Department of

Nevis farmers urged to take advantage of new nearby markets

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister of Agriculture on Nevis, delivering remarks at the launch of the Ministry of Agriculture’s 20K Project   Nevis farmers urged to take advantage of new nearby markets From the NIA   Charlestown, Nevis – Farmers on Nevis are being urged to take advantage

Liburd special guest on Wednesday’s ‘Working for You’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Ian Patches Liburd   Liburd special guest on Wednesday’s ‘Working for You’ From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, minister of public infrastructure, posts, urban development and transport, will be the special guest on the weekly radio and television programme

St. Kitts-Nevis’ agricultural sector show significant improvements for 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Eugene Hamilton   St. Kitts-Nevis’ agricultural sector show significant improvements for 2017 From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – During the 2018 budget debates Dec. 11, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, minister of agriculture, expressed that the agricultural sector has seen significant improvements for 2017. “The

Newspaper Cover for 8th December 2017

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Minister highlights importance of Department of Environment

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Minister Eugene Hamilton said that the Department of Environment remains committed to leading on environmental matters such as climate change, biodiversity and biosafety.     Minister highlights importance of Department of Environment From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – As the debate continues on the Appropriation (2018) Bill,2017,

NIA looking to data-driven decision making

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: At left, His Excellency George Gow-Wei Chiou,  resident ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis for the Republic of China (Taiwan), presents to Deputy Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley the manual for the newly-installed Health Information System at the Alexandra Hospital Dec. 8.     NIA

Venezuela’s Inflation at 1,369 Percent

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARACAS – Crisis-stricken Venezuela’s inflation rate reached quadruple digits for the first time, according to figures released by the opposition-led Congress, which show consumer prices rising by 1,369 percent between January and November. The legislature, which this year began publishing its own inflation figures after the government stopped

Undocumented Aliens a Big Problem for Dominican Republic

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Dominican Republic’s Directorate General of Migration (DGM) reported that, in November, 10,696 foreigners from six countries [mainly from Haiti] were expelled or not admitted at the border and returned to their respective countries. This brings to more than 255,000 (June 2015 to November 2017) the total number

Venezuelans Banned from US Travel

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The U.S. State Department says it has begun implementing President Donald Trump’s order limiting travel into the country.. The order, which was given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court , restricts travelers to varying degrees from eight countries, six of them with Muslim-majority populations. The countries are Chad,

Declaration from CARICOM-Cuba Summit released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Declaration of St. Mary’s on the occasion of the 60th CARICOM-Cuba Summit St. Mary’s, Antigua and Barbuda, Dec. 8, 2017 From CARICOM   Greater Georgetown, Guyana – We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the Republic of Cuba, meeting in St. Mary’s,

US Comes Down Hard on Jamaican Islamic Cleric

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer WASHINGTON,USA— Jamaican Islam cleric Abdullah Ibrahim Faisal, 54, has been named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist for assisting in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, ISIS. The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign

5 Killed in St. Croix Fiery Plane Crash

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ST CROIX, US Virgin Islands – Five people have died in the fiery crash of private charter aircraft Friday night at St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. An investigation by the US authorities is now underway into the tragedy that claimed the lives of the pilot and four

CFBC celebrates academic excellence at 29th Commencement Ceremony

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CFBC celebrates academic excellence at 29th Commencement Ceremony From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The academic excellence of the 2017 graduating class of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) was celebrated at its 29th Commencement Ceremony Nov. 21 at the St. George’s Anglican Church in Basseterre. “Your

Cuban President Co-Chairs CARICOM-Cuba Conference

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Cuban President Raul Castro was in Antigua and Barbuda on an official visit to attend the sixth Cuba-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit Friday (Dec. 8) and a meeting of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Saturday (Dec.9). Friday’s CARICOM-Cuba summit was co-chaired by Castro and

Barbados at Odds with European Union Blacklist

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados—The blacklisting of Barbados by the European Union (EU) could have serious implications for the island’s economy, International Business Minister Donville Inniss has warned. His warning is echoing across the Caribbean home to several nations on the list. A day after the EU released a global tax

New ferry terminal facility to improve commuters’ experiences

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1:  (From left to right) Minister of Nevis Affairs, Labour, Social Security and Ecclesiastical Affairs, the Honourable Vance Amory; His Excellency the Governor-General Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton; Minister of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport, the Hon. Ian Liburd; and Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris. Photo 2:

Team Unity government ‘puts people first in housing sector’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Team Unity government ‘puts people first in housing sector’ From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Close to 800 people in St. Kitts and Nevis have benefited across all government-supported home ownership initiatives under the Team Unity administration, says

CARICOM, Cuba heads to meet in Antigua

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Photo: CARICOM SG Ambassador Irwin LaRocque addresses the opening session of the last CARICOM-Cuba Summit in Havana.   CARICOM, Cuba heads to meet in Antigua From CARICOM   Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba will hold

Congressional Tax Reform Needs to Address Puerto Rico

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer By Carlos “Johnny” Mendez, Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives Puerto Rico is starting to recover from what the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has called the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States and now we are facing another storm: the provisions

Five Caribbean Nations Make EU Tax Haven Blacklist

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRUSSELS, Belgium — European Union finance ministers have adopted a blacklist of tax havens that includes 17 extra-EU jurisdictions that don’t report the details of their account holders. These include five countries in the wider Caribbean: Barbados, Grenada, Panama, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago. Rounding out the

National Assembly meets Wednesday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer National Assembly meets Wednesday From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Order Paper has been circulated for a Sitting of the National Assembly to be held at the National Assembly Chambers, Government Headquarters, Basseterre, on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Notice has been given. The Honourable Prime Minister and

Fourteen awarded for outstanding service to ECSC

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Fourteen awarded for outstanding service to ECSC  From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Fourteen individuals in St. Kitts and Nevis were awarded for their sterling contribution to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) as part of the organization’s 50th anniversary celebrations held throughout 2017 in all

New Basseterre Ferry Terminal officially opens Wednesday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   New Basseterre Ferry Terminal officially opens Wednesday  From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The brand new Basseterre Ferry Terminal, which will enhance the comfort and safety of passengers travelling between St. Kitts and Nevis and to other neighbouring islands, will officially open at 3 p.m. Wednesday,

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court celebrates golden anniversary

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: ECSC’s 50th Anniversary logo Photo 2: Participants in attendance at celebratory event in St. Kitts for ECSC’s 50th Anniversary   Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court celebrates golden anniversary SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – This year marks 50 years since the establishment of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme

Bank donation kicks off Christmas Red Kettle Campaign

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Bank donation kicks off Christmas Red Kettle Campaign CIBC FirstCaribbean   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Salvation Army’s effort to assist less fortunate families in St. Kitts-Nevis is off to a flying start with a donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean. As part of an annual initiative, the bank

No Known Deaths in 6.0 Ecuador Earthquake

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer QUITO, Ecuador – A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck along the coast of Ecuador Sunday in the same area where a much stronger tremor left hundreds dead last year. President Lenin Moreno said there were no immediate reports of victims or major damage from the quake, which jolted many

Violence, Curfew, Claims of Voter Fraud in Honduras Election

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Opposition leaders in Honduras have condemned a mandatory curfew as a government attempt to seize power after the country’s highly contested and unresolved presidential election Nov. 26 resulted in chaotic violence amid claims of voter fraud. The government imposed the nightly curfew in an effort to quell unrest

Mystery N.Y. Suicide Of Golden Crust Caribbean Boss

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NEW YORK,USA- Mystery surrounds the apparent suicide of Lowell Hawthorne, 57, founder and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, who is said by police to have shot himself late Saturday afternoon (Dec. 2) inside his Bronx, New York factory. Hawthorne was one of the most successful

Caribbean Finally Represented on American Internet Registry

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Two Caribbean women, for the first time, will sit on the advisory panel of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). ARIN is one of five registries worldwide that coordinate Internet number resources. The ARIN region spans the United States, Canada and about half of

Jamaica Sees Itself as Leader in Caribbean International Shipping

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica– International shipping is a major plank of the Government’s strategic economic programme intil 2030, capitalizing on potential mega investments associated with the global logistics hub initiative and bolstered by the expanded Panama Canal, according to Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry. He says Jamaica considers

Grenada to Fight Child Sex Crimes with Special Victims Unit

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ST GEORGE’S, Grenada– Alarming statistics showing that Grenada’s children are under threat from various forms of perverted actions has forced the Keith Mitchell Administration to propose forming a special victims unit to fight these crimes. The issue took centre stage in Parliament as Mitchell revealed that 60 per

Six Caribbean territories, states eliminate motherchild transmission of HIV and syphilis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Six Caribbean territories, states eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis From the PAHO, WHO and UNAIDS The World Health Organization has validated Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis as achieving dual elimination   Saint Kitts and Nevis/ Geneva – Anguilla,

Audio of PM’s World AIDS Day Address released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Attached are the broadcast schedule and the contents of Prime Minister Harris’ World AIDS Day Address.     World-Aids-day-message-2017-Timothy-Harris-1.mp3 world-aids-day-2017-flyer.pdf The post Audio of PM’s World AIDS Day Address released appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Audio of PM’s World AIDS Day Address released

Post-Cabinet briefing for November released

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Post-Cabinet briefing for November released From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Formal meetings of the Cabinet took place on Nov. 6, 9, and 13. The meetings were chaired by Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris.  Here are the salient matters that were discussed at the meetings on

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s crusade against cancer continues

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   CIBC FirstCaribbean’s crusade against cancer continues From Island Xpressions Basseterre, St. Kitts – On Sunday, Nov. 5, hundreds of cancer crusaders took to the streets of Basseterre in support of the sixth annual cancer care and awareness event – “Walk for the Cure” – hosted by CIBC

Caribbean entrepreneur competition registration now available

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Caribbean entrepreneur competition registration now available From the YABT   The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) has announced the launch of the fifth edition of the Caribbean Innovation Competition (CIC). The Caribbean Innovation Competition is an international competition and business start-up accelerator program for young entrepreneurs in

SKN Gets WHO Honour for Mom-Child HIV, Syphilis Prevention

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Washington, DC— St. Kitts and Nevis, along with five other Caribbean nations, is about to receive World Health Organization (WHO) validation for having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis during a ceremony here Friday attended by the Federation’s Prime Minister Dr.Timothy Harris. Dr. Harris, will announce this

St. Kitts and Nevis to benefit from electric school bus

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: An electric school bus (Google)   St. Kitts and Nevis to benefit from electric school bus From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – A new initiative set to be implemented will see the energy and transportation sectors in St. Kitts and Nevis transformed as the result of

CARICOM SG: Barbados has big impact on the world

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer     CARICOM SG: Barbados has big impact on the world From CARICOM   Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has lauded Barbados as it celebrates its 51st Independence Anniversary Dec. 30, describing it as “a small state which has made a

CARICOM lauds Suriname’s commitment to integration

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   CARICOM lauds Suriname’s commitment to integration From CARICOM   Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has lauded Suriname’s commitment to regional integration, particularly its championing for youth and cultural cooperation, key elements of its portfolio within the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet. In a message to the

Governor-general welcomes new ambassador of Israel

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Please see attached for a press release of the governor-general’s meeting with the new ambassador of Israel.   New-Ambassador-of-Israel-to-Saint-Kitts-and-Nevis.pdf The post Governor-general welcomes new ambassador of Israel appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Governor-general welcomes new ambassador of Israel

Department of Environment seeks consultant

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Community Notice   The Department of Environment, in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, invites suitable and interested applicants to apply for the title of consultancy to conduct the “Technical Feasibility Study for Transformation of the St. Kitts and Nevis’ Public Transport Sector to Electric

Nevis Premier issues statement on Charlestown Secondary School fire

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Vance Amory, premier of Nevis and minister responsible for security    Nevis Premier issues statement on Charlestown Secondary School fire From NIA   Charlestown, Nevis – The following is (the unedited) statement of the Honourable Vance Amory, premier of Nevis and minister responsible for security,

Governor-general congratulates prince on engagement

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Governor-general congratulates prince on engagement   See the accompanying attachment. Press-Release-November-27-2017.pdf The post Governor-general congratulates prince on engagement appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Governor-general congratulates prince on engagement

Fire official: CSS fire investigation ongoing

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Block D of the Charlestown Secondary School after a Nov. 25 fire. Photo 2: Kevin Barrett, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education on Nevis, is pictured inside of the burned-out classroom after a fire in Block D at the Charlestown Secondary School Nov. 27. Photo

Man killed in Basseterre Saturday night

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Man killed in Basseterre Saturday night By Loshaun Dixon   Theon Audain, 27, died Saturday after armed assailants opened fire near Tony Berry’s Shop at the junction of Wigley Avenue and Union Street in Basseterre. Police are investigating the shooting incident that occurred around 11:30 p.m. while Audain was standing

St. Kitts & Nevis Named to Travel Hot Spot List

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer NEW YORK, USA – Protravel International, one of the travel industry’s leading luxury travel agencies has shared some favourite fall and winter travel tips from its best-in-class agents. And seven Caribbean islands are on the list of hotspots. “Particularly for our East Coast clients, the Caribbean is a

China, Private Investment May Be Caribbean’s Best Hope

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Eby Masaō Ashtine Lecturer in Alternative Energy, University of the West Indies from The Conversation November 20 marked the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, but for the Caribbean, it’s only the beginning of a painful recovery process. In early September, Hurricane Irma largely destroyed Barbuda and several

Floating Trash Islands Another Problem for Caribbean

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Caribbean governments are sparring over the “trash islands” floating off their shores, huge mounds of waste that include everything from plastic bottles to bags of blood. Agence France Press reported that neighbors Honduras and Guatemala are dealing with the trash masses and, while there is some debate about

High school catches fire

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   High school catches fire By Monique Washington A classroom at the Charlestown Secondary School in Nevis was partially burned after it caught fire last night. Sometime after 9 p.m., the fire department was summoned to the school, where one of the classrooms were on fire. The fire

Inches found guilty Case may be appealed

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer It was a case of third time unlucky for Delano “Inches” Browne who was finally convicted of attempted robbery and assault in a 2013 incident at the Yachtsmen’s Grill Wednesday (Nov. 22) at the High Court in Charlestown. His lawyer may file an appeal over the verdict, the

Geothermal to begin Wells to be completed in January 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer In just 45 days the drilling of test wells for the exploration of geothermal energy is expected to be completed in Nevis, according to Hon. Mark Brantley the Minister assigned to the geothermal project. And he announced the geothermal project will be moving forward in hopes to making

CCM’s newest candidate to be launched in grand style

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Eric Evelyn, a new candidate with the Concerned Citizens Movement, will contest the next Nevis Island Administrative Election, for the seat of St. George, Gingerland currently held by Nevis Premier the Hon. Vance Amory.. He will announce his candidacy 7 pm. Friday (Nov.24) at a reception at Hanley’s

Richards calls for increased carnival participation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture the hon. Shawn Richards has called for increased participation from the 2017-2018 National Carnival or Sugar Mas 46. Speaking at the opening of the festivities last Friday at the Circus in Basseterre, Richards made the call for more involvement from members of the

Republic of China (Taiwan) supports two significant projects in St. Kitts and Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Left to right, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Osmond Petty; Cabinet Secretary Josephine Huggins; Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris; Minister of State within the Ministry of Health et al. Senator the Honourable Wendy Phipps; Deputy Financial Secretary Calvin Edwards; Taiwan’s Resident Ambassador to St. Kitts

Governor-General’s latest activities noted

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Governor-General’s latest activities noted From SKNIS        The attached press release from Government House relates the recent activities of Governor-General His Excellency Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton.   Press-Release-November-24-2017.pdf The post Governor-General’s latest activities noted appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Governor-General’s latest activities

St. Kitts and Nevis soon to sail into yachting tourism

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer St. Kitts and Nevis soon to sail into yachting tourism By SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – Prospects of a thriving yachting sector in St. Kitts and Nevis is expected to come into fruition soon with the launch of the Yachting Strategic Plan and the Yachting Implementation Plan

Newspaper Cover for 24th November 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The post Newspaper Cover for 24th November 2017 appeared first on The St Kitts Nevis Observer. Link: Newspaper Cover for 24th November 2017

Haiti Embarrasses US in Donations for Caribbean Recovery

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Trump Administration appears to be the tightwads of the international community where financial aid for the Hurricane ravaged Caribbean is concerned. More than $2 billion has been pledged by nations around world, almost half in loans and debt relief. Yet, only $4.3 million has been pledged from

IMF Not Impressed with Barbados’ Economy, Declining Reserves

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The International Monetary Fund is not bowled over by Barbados’ economic progress or the Government’s plans to fix the island’s spiralling debt and falling international reserves.In fact, it has advised the Freundel Stuart administration to take “urgent” corrective action. Following an IMF team’s two-week Article IV

Proactive approach taken to prevent drug abuse among youth

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: (L-R) Director of the St. Kitts-Nevis National Council for Drug Prevention Secretariat Karimu Byron and Drug Prevention Officer Newrish Nital   Proactive approach taken to prevent drug abuse among youth From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts-Nevis National Council for Drug Prevention Secretariat is taking a proactive approach

Minister’s Youth Forum paves way for ‘frank, respectful dialogue’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photos3: Pictured are attendees at the Minister’s Youth Forum and Inaugural Luncheon at the Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI) Nov. 21.    Minister’s Youth Forum paves way for ‘frank, respectful dialogue’ From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Minister’s Youth Forum and first-ever Minister’s Youth Luncheon, which was

ROC (Taiwan) invests US$100,000 in nation’s youth, student teachers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer EMU Photo: His Excellency George Gow Wei Chiou, resident ambassador of the ROC (Taiwan) to St. Kitts and Nevis, and Minister of Education Honourable Shawn Richards with school representatives.     ROC (Taiwan) invests US$100,000 in nation’s youth, student teachers From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Republic of China (Taiwan)

Second cruise pier going up in St. Kitts by 2019

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Second cruise pier going up in St. Kitts by 2019 From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The official contract-signing ceremony between the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority and the Canadian Commercial Corporation for the construction of the second cruise pier at Port Zante in

Drug abuse prevention is topic of today’s ‘Working for you’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Drug abuse prevention is topic of today’s ‘Working for you’ From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The director of the St. Kitts-Nevis National Council for Drug Prevention Secretariat, Karimu Byron, and Drug Prevention Officer Newrish Nital will be the special guests on “Working for You” today.  

PM Harris carries out active bilateral agenda at UN meeting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, who is shown speaking with representatives of Venezuela, the European Commission and Romania, is also shown delivering his address at the United Nations-sponsored High-Level Pledging Conference in New York.   PM Harris carries out active bilateral agenda at UN meeting

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