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Removal of Nevis secession clause is matter for the people to decide, says deputy premier

October 2, 2014
Removal of Nevis secession clause is matter for the people to decide, says deputy premier BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Nevis Deputy Premier Mark Brantley has responded to a suggestion that the 'Secession Clause' in the St Kitts and Nevis constitution should be removed. "The truth is, you've seen no effort at all from this Douglas-led administration to change anything.

Queen's Counsel calls for review of Nevis secession clause

October 1, 2014
Queen's Counsel calls for review of Nevis secession clause BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- St Kitts and Nevis would be better off without the constitutional clause that gives Nevis the right to secede, according to one prominent attorney. Queens Counsel Dr Henry Browne, a Nevisian, made the observation during the governing Labour Party’s town hall...

Caribbean leaders warn of 'real, ruinous' impacts of climate change

October 1, 2014
Caribbean leaders warn of 'real, ruinous' impacts of climate change NEW YORK, USA -- Spotlighting the “gathering and intensifying threat of global climate change” leaders from Caribbean Islands on Monday warned the United Nations General Assembly that indifference, narrow interests and electoral cowardice threaten to squander “our only real chance to save the planet.”

St Kitts-Nevis opposition alliance says it is ready for elections

September 30, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Team Unity, the opposition alliance in St Kitts and Nevis, says it is better prepared now for general elections than when it was first formed a year ago. Deputy leader of the People’s Labour Party (PLP) Sam Condor at a Team Unity meeting on Thursday...

Judge makes case for St Kitts-Nevis to become a republic

September 29, 2014
Judge makes case for St Kitts-Nevis to become a republic BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Justice Selwyn Walters, a Kittitian national based in New York, has made a case for St Kitts and Nevis to remove the Queen of England as the head of state and become a republic. Walters gave his opinion on the subject as guest speaker at the Prime Minister’s...

St Kitts-Nevis Chamber president defends call for tabling no confidence motion

September 26, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis Chamber president defends call for tabling no confidence motion BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The leading business community organization in St Kitts and Nevis has explained why for the second time over the 21-month-long saga of the motion of no confidence, it feels compelled to point out that the National Assembly continues to be operated in an undemocratic manner.

Failure to debate no-confidence motion 'serious blot' on St Kitts-Nevis democracy

September 25, 2014
Failure to debate no-confidence motion 'serious blot' on St Kitts-Nevis democracy BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The St Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce is calling for the long-delayed motion of no confidence in the government to be tabled for debate in the National Assembly. "The Speaker's failure to permit the National Assembly to debate and vote...

St Kitts hospital shooting leaves one injured, several traumatised

September 24, 2014
St Kitts hospital shooting leaves one injured, several traumatised BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Shots rang out at the JNF Hospital in St Kitts on Monday night, when two gunmen chased a Basseterre teen through the accident and emergency area, firing several shots at him and wounding him about his body. Police have confirmed that the gunmen, one masked...

Over one million cruise passengers expected to visit St Kitts during 2014/2015

September 24, 2014
Over one million cruise passengers expected to visit St Kitts during 2014/2015 BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Over one million cruise ship passengers are expected to visit St Kitts’ Port Zante, for the first time in history. “St Kitts continues to grow its cruise tourism sector at an impressive rate, with a projected rise in cruise passenger arrivals for the 2014/2015 season...

Commentary: The 'Ring the Bell' Campaign

September 24, 2014
Commentary: The 'Ring the Bell' Campaign There are times when events and circumstance combine to push an individual into doing things that would normally be considered ‘out of character.’ Such is the condition in which I now find myself as I set about launching this campaign in order to raise funds for what will be one of the hottest...

Nevis hosts annual independence drag race meet

September 24, 2014
Nevis hosts annual independence drag race meet CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Kareem Walters smoked his way to victory and in the process forced Gavin Clarke’s King of Calle into second place in the Outlaw class, as the Nevis Drag Racing Unit hosted its annual Independence race meet on Sunday at the St James’ Raceway.

St Kitts-Nevis speaker suppresses debate of third no confidence motion

September 20, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis speaker suppresses debate of third no confidence motion BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The latest motion of no confidence filed by opposition alliance Team Unity in St Kitts and Nevis appears set to suffer the same fate as the earlier two. At Wednesday’s sitting of parliament, Team Unity leader MP Dr Timothy Harris sought to raise the matter.

Commentary: For the healing of this nation

September 20, 2014
Commentary: For the healing of this nation As we mark the 31st anniversary of independence of St Kitts and Nevis, my fervent prayer is that our torn and much violated nation will be healed. And while I celebrate the fact of independence, I see no reason to celebrate the state of our nation, or the way in which its affairs have been...

Nevis geothermal dispute may end up at the Privy Council

September 19, 2014
Nevis geothermal dispute may end up at the Privy Council CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (WINN) -- CEO of West Indies Power, Kerry McDonald, says the company may take its breach of contract case against the Nevis Island Administration to the Privy Council. McDonald told WINN on Monday that the contract with the NIA was never terminated by the court.

Nevis horse race meet marred by false starts

September 18, 2014
Nevis horse race meet marred by false starts CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- As the action climaxed at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis on Tuesday -- National Heroes Day in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis and a public holiday -- jockey of the day, Navid Persaud, sat proudly astride Wild Candy with the prestigious Dan Bartlette Memorial Stakes trophy.

Energy minister sees no role for West Indies Power in geothermal development on Nevis

September 17, 2014
Energy minister sees no role for West Indies Power in geothermal development on Nevis CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (WINN) -- Go away! That’s the message Nevis energy minister Alexis Jeffers has for West Indies Power CEO Kerry McDonald. The company announced recently that it is taking legal action against the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for what it terms an illegal...

Support services for domestic workers and artisans moving to work in CSME countries launched

September 17, 2014
Support services for domestic workers and artisans moving to work in CSME countries launched BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Domestic workers and artisans in five countries who want to move to another country within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) now have access to support services through collaboration with the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC).

Nevis hosts 14th international triathlon in November

September 13, 2014
Nevis hosts 14th international triathlon in November CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- As the 2014 multisport season draws to a close, the Nevis Triathlon, an international Half Iron, Olympic and sprint distance competition played out on the glorious and challenging terrain of the Caribbean island of Nevis will be staged on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Child's rights are human rights, says gender rights advocate

September 12, 2014
Child's rights are human rights, says gender rights advocate BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Child’s rights are human rights. The rights of children within the Caribbean should be viewed as a way to curb the level of human rights violations that have been inflicted upon them, says regional gender rights advocate Felicia Browne. “Children have the right to live in a...

St Kitts stilt walkers pay courtesy call on Bermuda's culture minister

September 12, 2014
St Kitts stilt walkers pay courtesy call on Bermuda's culture minister HAMILTON, Bermuda (CUOPM) -- Two stilt walkers from St Kitts, now in Bermuda to participate in the annual Gombey (Masquerade) Festival, paid a courtesy visit to Bermuda’s minister of community, culture and sports, Wayne Scott, on Thursday morning. According to Bernews, the two Kittitians...

Commentary: Let our young roses bloom

September 11, 2014
Commentary: Let our young roses bloom I happened to be in Nevis on the afternoon of Saturday 6th September, enjoying a breathtaking scenic tour of the island’s landscape with a friend, when my friend received a call that not only forced my tour to be abruptly discontinued, but which quickly changed our lively conversation to one of shock.

Nevis Independence Day drag racing meet set to go

September 11, 2014
Nevis Independence Day drag racing meet set to go CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- CJ Bartlette of the Nevis Drag Racing Unit indicated on Tuesday that plans for the upcoming Independence drag race meet are virtually finalized. The drag racers and related officials were set to meet with minister of sports Mark Brantley on Tuesday afternoon.

St Kitts-Nevis opposition appealing part of boundaries judgement

September 10, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis opposition appealing part of boundaries judgement BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Opposition parliamentarians in St Kitts and Nevis who brought a constituency boundary challenge say they are appealing a part of the judgment of Justice Darshan Ramdhani on the question of alleged bias on the part of Constituency Boundaries Commission chairman.

Commentary: No, Parrot, no!

September 9, 2014
Commentary: No, Parrot, no! Last year, Ms Cherita Clarke, a resident of Constituency Number 4 in St Kitts and Nevis, commenced legal proceedings against Mr Wingrove ‘Parrot’ George who, at the time, was the registration officer for that constituency. He has since been appointed supervisor of elections.

Legal action threatened against Nevis government over new geothermal concession

September 8, 2014
Legal action threatened against Nevis government over new geothermal concession CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- West Indies Power (WIP) has instructed its legal counsel to begin legal action against the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for awarding to Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI) a concession to develop geothermal resources on Nevis.

Nevis using new non-traditional approach to attract foreign investment

September 5, 2014
Nevis using new non-traditional approach to attract foreign investment CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Deputy premier of Nevis Mark Brantley says the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) is using a non-traditional approach to attract investment from Asia, and would continue to do so elsewhere in its efforts to attract foreign investment to the island.

Nevis signs new geothermal concession agreement

September 5, 2014
Nevis signs new geothermal concession agreement CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and Nevis Renewable Energy International, Inc. (NREI) have successfully completed and signed a concession agreement described as an important and critical step forward for the development of geothermal power for the island.

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