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Friday, August 6, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry is reporting a significant milestone. It has registered its 1,000th individual ship to fly the St Kitts and Nevis flag. The achievement was celebrated with the official launching of the newly established Yacht Registration Department. read more...



Friday, July 16, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) to be introduced in St Kitts and Nevis in November will be 17 percent for services and goods and 10 percent accommodation tax for the tourism industry. This was disclosed Wednesday by Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas at his monthly press conference. read more...



Friday, July 16, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The government of St Kitts and Nevis is determined to take a hard line on lawlessness, criminality, and brutality, regardless of rank or social standing, but while the judicial branch is independent of the executive and legislative branches, it is hoped that the judicial branch... read more...



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- British Airways London-St. Kitts route is the fastest growing Caribbean service for the British carrier with encouragingly strong forward bookings. This was highlighted during recent discussions in London between St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Tourism and International Transport... read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GLASGOW, Scotland (AFP) -- Former world champion sprinter Kim Collins said on Tuesday he would keep running for as long as his body could stand it. The 34-year-old, who won the 100 metres gold at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, retired from international competition in September 2009. read more...



Thursday, July 1, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Members of the Special Task Force in the Nevis Police Division destroyed an estimated EC$1million worth of drugs in the presence of local media on Wednesday at an undisclosed location. According to Head of the Unit Inspector Winston Wilkinson, the drugs consisted of mainly cocaine and cannabis. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Since the developing stages of the Federation began some twenty years ago, I’ve always wondered about the real costs to the people, to have better roads and better buildings, better equipment and more technology. When Taiwan steps up to donate dollars for the latest projects, what’s the actual cost on the back end? read more...



Saturday, June 26, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- A joint meeting of the Nevis Island Administration and Federal Cabinets has been scheduled for Monday, June 28, in St. Kitts. Premier of Nevis, Joseph Parry said it would be the first joint meeting for the year and the Nevis Cabinet was ready to discuss a number of issues, including devolution. read more...



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison in St Kitts and Nevis, Franklyn Dorset, and other members of the Association of Caribbean Heads of Corrections and Prison Services (ACHCPS) are devising strategies to change the way inmates are managed upon incarceration. read more...



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

BASSETERRE,St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis is wooing investors from Europe and the United Arab Emirates. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr Denzil Douglas, is in Zurich, holding discussions with leading investors from Switzerland, other neighbouring European countries and the UAE. read more...



Monday, June 21, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- NAGICO Insurances, a St Maarten headquartered insurance firm and considered to be the leading insurance company in the Eastern Caribbean, on Friday announced the launch of its NAGICARE health plan In St Kitts and Nevis. The launch took place at the company’s St Kitts and Nevis main office. read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis has established diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at ambassadorial level. Both nations signed a joint communiqué on Wednesday at the UN Headquarters in New York, establishing diplomatic relations. St Kitts and Nevis’ Permanent... read more...



Friday, June 18, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- CARIFORUM is in the early stages of opening Caribbean markets to architects, interior designers and engineers in the European Union through negotiation of an Economic Partnership Agreement. A Mutual Recognition Agreement is to be negotiated shortly to allow architects... read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- During a meeting in Washington, DC, on Monday, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and CARICOM’s spokesperson on HIV/AIDS and other health matters, Denzil Douglas, received the endorsement of several international partners for the Caribbean Public Health Agency. read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

CHARLESTON, Nevis -- Premier of Nevis, Joseph Parry left the Federation on Tuesday evening, as he leads a delegation of four to Lebanon and Kuwait for talks on business development for Nevis. Kuwait over the years has been a business partner to Nevis and has assisted the island financially. read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis has signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with Canada, bringing to 17 the number of countries with which such an agreement has been signed. The agreements are to combat harmful tax practices through the sharing of tax data among nations. read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas says the integration of the Caribbean has been an important policy plank of every Labour Party Administration that has held office in the twin-island Federation. “The creation of a single economic space in the region... read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) – St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas has announced several measures that signal the commitment of his government to the fiscal stability, growth and development of the twin-island Federation. “We must never take the progress and achievements... read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Organisation of the American States (OAS) Representative for St Kitts and Nevis Starret Greene said he relished the opportunity to continue to work with all functionaries in St Kitts and Nevis to ensure that technical cooperation projects and activities the OAS provided was proportionally allocated. read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Director of the Nevis Disaster Management Office Lester Blackett said it was no longer sufficient for governments to settle for disaster management strategies which spoke simply to preparation just prior to disasters or post disaster recovery efforts. read more...



Monday, June 14, 2010

LONDON, England (AFP) -- A British newspaper claimed on Sunday it had evidence suggesting that Japan has bribed small nations to support its attempts to lift a 24-year-old moratorium on commercial whaling. The Sunday Times said it found officials from St Kitts-Nevis and Grenada were willing to discuss selling their votes. read more...



Monday, June 14, 2010

He said, “Woman, my dog born ya, he got more rights than you!” My mouth dropped open, as I was listening to the banter of two neighbors on a popular talk show on the island on which I reside, and as a foreigner I was totally taken aback because never have I heard such an exchange. read more...



Thursday, June 10, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs has advised the public in St Kitts and Nevis not to consume corned-beef products from the Brazilian firm SIF 337. Following initial investigations, the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Standards found... read more...



Saturday, June 5, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- St Kitts and Nevis will benefit from increased cooperation with the United States, as the Obama Administration has committed US$37 million to aid security in the Caribbean Basin for 2010. Astona Browne, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, told... read more...



Saturday, June 5, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (SKNIS) -- The Ministry of National Security has advised citizens of St Kitts and Nevis to apply immediately for a CARICOM Passport which must now be used for intra-regional travel. Immigration and airline officials will be closely scrutinizing all travel documents as part of the routine processing. read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis is expected to benefit from the strengthening of diplomatic ties between Caribbean nations and Turkey. The Georgetown-based Caribbean Community Secretariat and Turkey signed an agreement for deepened cooperation in areas such as disaster management. read more...



Thursday, June 3, 2010

A new day for the government of Nevis has emerged on the fight against crime. Congratulations to the leaders for taking a visible stand on the issue. It’s quite an exemplary effort for Premier Parry (NRP) and Opposition Leader Mr Vance Amory (CCM) to stand before the community together and... read more...



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Joseph Parry’s efforts to bridge the gap on crime prevention continued through a recent Symposium on Crime hosted by his Ministry. Held under the theme “Reclaiming our Society”, the Premier reiterated the role of parents and guardians with regard to the upbringing of their children. read more...



Saturday, May 29, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis drag race strip in Butlers Village continued to receive regional admiration as delegates from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) visited Nevis last Monday to view the islands’ popular sports attraction. An estimated 1,500 persons attended the drag race event at Butlers. read more...



Saturday, May 29, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The Management Board of the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) has approved an allocation of US$91,800 to facilitate the on-going execution of the project: Regional Network of Women in Politics. read more...



Friday, May 28, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The challenging situation of crime and violence which confronted St Kitts and Nevis was the same in other parts of the Caribbean and worldwide. That view was expressed by Inspector Andre Mitchel of the Royal St Kitts and Nevis Police Force, Nevis Division on Wednesday. read more...



Thursday, May 27, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Caribbean nations and the United States begin talks Thursday aimed at forging a security cooperation arrangement to tackle criminal and security threats to the region. The Inaugural Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue will take place in Washington DC. read more...



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Maybe some confusion may rear in the minds of many on the topic of domestic violence in Nevis. How do we define the rules on domestic violence? Is it ever justifiable? Who should be held accountable for the offence? Who should endure mercy on the offence? Is it a case by case scenario? read more...



Monday, May 24, 2010

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Denzil Douglas told the Bermuda House of Assembly on Friday that he will return to the twin-island Federation ever mindful of the fact that the blood that unites St Kitts and Nevis and Bermuda “is stronger than the water that divides us.” read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas began an official visit to Bermuda on Thursday. Prime Minister Douglas was greeted by a welcome party headed by Bermudian Premier, Ewart Brown at the LF Wade International Airport. Douglas will be in Bermuda until Tuesday. read more...



Friday, May 21, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis is stepping up the fight against crime following a meeting between top government officials and INTERPOL. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Denzil Douglas and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Sam Condor led the Federation’s discussions. read more...



Thursday, May 20, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The continued fight against crime on Nevis has taken a new turn, as the Premier Joseph Parry led Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in collaboration with the private sector continue to create conditions favourable for an increased police presence on the island. Monday saw the official opening... read more...



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

When I moved to the Falls, I embraced the ‘non-islandism,’ one Caribbean mentality that was being indoctrinated by the Caribbean Student Organization. Don’t get me wrong, I learnt that even though we may have our differences, as a region, we have a lot more in common than we actually think. read more...



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- St Kitts and Nevis Police Commissioner Austin Williams believes that a mix of policies had to be implemented before a reverse in the trend in violent crimes perpetrated in the Federation was realised. It would include education, sustained enforcement and social interventions. read more...



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Customs and Excise in St Kitts and Nevis has seized over 500 rounds of ammunition. A terse statement from the Comptroller of Customs said the discovery was made by the Customs K9 Unit during a routine patrol at the Deep Water Port at Bird Rock. read more...



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