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New ECCB governor focuses on key messages to serve the region better

February 6, 2016
New ECCB governor focuses on key messages to serve the region better BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- In order effectively and efficiently to serve countries within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), newly appointed governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, spelt out his priorities on Monday that would better assist...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Citizenship programmes - more work to be done

February 6, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: Citizenship programmes - more work to be done Last July, the Financial Times contained as a paid for insert, a glossy brochure offering citizenship-by-investment in the Caribbean. It was little different in style to the advertising one sees for mega yachts, expensive real estate, private jet charters, and other expressions of the so called ‘good life’.

New ECCB governor outlines his vision to regional and local media

February 4, 2016
New ECCB governor outlines his vision to regional and local media BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Media practitioners from across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) were given an opportunity on Monday to interact with the new governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, as he outlined his new vision...

Commentary: My New Life... Being a mother (My Mommy Chronicles Part 5)

February 4, 2016
Commentary: My New Life... Being a mother (My Mommy Chronicles Part 5) Before my prince was born, I remember being scared out of my mind. How would I take care of this precious little human being? I had no idea what to do and my mind was plagued with doubts. What if I starved my child because I didn’t know how much to feed him? What if I didn’t know how...

Almost 11,000 economic citizenships granted by St Kitts-Nevis

January 27, 2016
Almost 11,000 economic citizenships granted by St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has made good on his promise to reveal the number of people acquiring St Kitts and Nevis citizenship through the billion-dollar citizenship by investment programme (CIP). “Our primary passports issued under the citizenship...

Geothermal to bring many positive benefits to Nevis, says deputy premier

January 27, 2016
Geothermal to bring many positive benefits to Nevis, says deputy premier BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- In January 2018, Nevis is expected to take a huge step in claiming the title as the “Greenest Place on Planet Earth.” Deputy Premier Mark Brantley made this disclosure while giving an update in the production of geothermal energy on the most recent edition...

Third home invasion in Nevis in just over a week

January 26, 2016
Third home invasion in Nevis in just over a week CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (WINN) -- A Nevis couple awoke on Sunday morning to find three masked men in their home – one armed with a firearm and the others with knives. Police say the couple secured their premises on Saturday night and went to bed but were awakened by a noise around 2 am.

St Kitts-Nevis economy grew by 6.6pct in 2015; further growth predicted in 2016

January 23, 2016
St Kitts-Nevis economy grew by 6.6pct in 2015; further growth predicted in 2016 BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- “For 2016 there is much for which we ought to be thankful. The economy promises to deliver another year of strong growth rate under Team Unity. According to the IMF and ECLAC reports, we shall grow by 4.6 percent,” said Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.

St Kitts-Nevis secures more funds from Venezuela

January 22, 2016
St Kitts-Nevis secures more funds from Venezuela BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, has announced that St Kitts and Nevis has secured a further US$1 million from the government of Venezuela through its Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) St Kitts-Nevis Limited to fund the Fresh Start programme.

St Kitts-Nevis to establish national health insurance scheme

January 18, 2016
St Kitts-Nevis to establish national health insurance scheme BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Eugene Hamilton, minister of health, said establishing a national health insurance scheme in St Kitts and Nevis is a top priority for the government. His comments were made during a handing over ceremony of IT equipment donated by Taiwan to the Joseph N. France...

Canadian MPs highlight poor management of citizenship programme by former St Kitts-Nevis administration

January 18, 2016
Canadian MPs highlight poor management of citizenship programme by former St Kitts-Nevis administration BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Canadian politicians have highlighted the poor management by the previous administration of the citizenship-by-investment (CBI) programme that resulted in St Kitts and Nevis’s visa free access to Canada being revoked. In a letter dated January 11, 2016...

Nevis police investigating two home invasions

January 18, 2016
Nevis police investigating two home invasions CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (WINN) -- Nevis police are investigating two home invasions that took place on the island this past week. A release from the police press and public relations office said that, in the first incident, the residents had secured their home at about 10.00 pm and gone to bed.

Nevis premier supports new thrust for expansion of citizenship programme

January 16, 2016
Nevis premier supports new thrust for expansion of citizenship programme CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Premier of Nevis and minister of finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Vance Amory, believes if Nevis and St Kitts succeed in expanding the focus of the citizen by investment programme (CBI), it would bring a new dimension and a source of funding...

St Kitts-Nevis government wants to discuss CCJ accession

January 15, 2016
St Kitts-Nevis government wants to discuss CCJ accession BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- While not exactly on the front burner, accession to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) appellate jurisdiction is under discussion by the St Kitts and Nevis government. CCJ president, Sir Dennis Byron, said that’s the view he came away with following...

Nevis to establish energy unit in renewable energy development quest

January 15, 2016
Nevis to establish energy unit in renewable energy development quest CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Premier of Nevis, Vance Amory, has announced that the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) plans to establish an Energy Unit in 2016, as part of its move to commission multiple renewable energy initiatives on the island. Amory’s announcement came when...

St Kitts-Nevis hosts Caribbean Citizenship Summit 2016

January 14, 2016
St Kitts-Nevis hosts Caribbean Citizenship Summit 2016 BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- St Kitts and Nevis is the host of the NTL Caribbean Citizenship Summit 2016 being held in the federation from January 13-15. Four Caribbean countries from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) with a citizenship by investment programme are...

Canadian PM faces questions about any commitment to lift St Kitts-Nevis visa restriction

January 13, 2016
Canadian PM faces questions about any commitment to lift St Kitts-Nevis visa restriction BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing questions about his visit to St Kitts and Nevis and whether he made any commitments to lift visa restrictions imposed on the federation. Two Canadian politicians have written to Canada's foreign minister...

Canadian prime minister wraps up family vacation in St Kitts-Nevis

January 9, 2016
Canadian prime minister wraps up family vacation in St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- As he flew back to the cold climes of his native country on Friday, prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, returned with the warmth of the people of St Kitts and Nevis and the experiences of a private family holiday spent in the federation of St Kitts and Nevis.

Commentary: A fond farewell to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean from the 'Education Ambassador'

January 9, 2016
Commentary: A fond farewell to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean from the 'Education Ambassador' For nearly four years, I have been privileged and honored to serve as ambassador of the United States of America to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

LIAT launches new routes with Caribbean Helicopters charter agreement

January 7, 2016
LIAT launches new routes with Caribbean Helicopters charter agreement ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Regional carrier LIAT has entered into a bespoke charter agreement with Caribbean Helicopters, based in Antigua and Barbuda, whereby the company will provide LIAT with charter flights into specific markets in the region. Caribbean Helicopters operates a fleet of...

Water rationing reintroduced in St Kitts-Nevis as December rainfall only half of 2014

January 6, 2016
Water rationing reintroduced in St Kitts-Nevis as December rainfall only half of 2014 BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Rainfall in December 2015 remained well below the traditional average for the period, and a release from the Water Services Department (WSD) on Monday informed customers that water rationing, which temporarily ceased for the Christmas and Carnival...

Former St Kitts-Nevis PM accused of corrupt practices to retain power

December 29, 2015
Former St Kitts-Nevis PM accused of corrupt practices to retain power BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Evidence suggests that the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) administration, led by the current leader of the opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, engaged in corrupt practices in an effort to hold on to power, according to the prime minister.

Commentary: A passport to save the economy

December 28, 2015
Commentary: A passport to save the economy Several countries in the Caribbean now operate a citizenship by investment programme (CIP) under which high-worth foreigners can obtain citizenship and passports of these countries. The CIP has detractors both domestically and internationally, but is their derision fully justifiable, or do the benefits...

Trinidad and Tobago and St Kitts-Nevis to co-host 2016 Super50

December 23, 2015
Trinidad and Tobago and St Kitts-Nevis to co-host 2016 Super50 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The 2016 NAGICO Super50 tournament will be co-hosted in Trinidad and Tobago and St Kitts and Nevis starting on Thursday, January 7, in the two countries. The tournament will have 27 matches over 18 days in the biggest, senior regional domestic 50-overs-a-side...

St Kitts-Nevis government working to increase visa-free access to more countries

December 22, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis government working to increase visa-free access to more countries BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The government of St Kitts and Nevis through the ministry of foreign affairs has embarked upon a programme aimed at increasing the value of the country’s passports, said deputy premier of Nevis and minister of foreign affairs, Mark Brantley.

St Kitts-Nevis government to work to remove US financial advisory

December 19, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis government to work to remove US financial advisory BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Well known Washington power broker Lanny Davis has agreed to help St Kitts and Nevis in its efforts to remove the advisory issued in May by the US Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to the effect that foreign individuals were...

St Kitts-Nevis government in discussions with Venezuela on PetroCaribe debt

December 18, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis government in discussions with Venezuela on PetroCaribe debt BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The government of St Kitts and Nevis is in discussions with Venezuela regarding outstanding debt under the PetroCaribe arrangement. Minister of public infrastructure, posts, urban development and transport, Ian 'Patches' Liburd said that the debt to Venezuela...

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