News from St Kitts-Nevis:
June 23, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS has announced that Dale Trotman of Barbados, Malikca Cummings of Barbados, and Anastasha Elliott of St Kitts and Nevis will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).
June 21, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In attempting to assert and/or defend the apparently false premise that one of its clients is a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, a prominent London law firm may have instead opened a proverbial can of worms for the Caribbean country in relation to its passports.
June 21, 2016
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Five students from St Kitts and Nevis, who dismissed the thoughts of Taiwan being too far away and the study period too long, were among their fellow classmates this graduation season celebrating their academic achievements. The proud graduates were able to pursue...
June 20, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the England Cricket Board (ECB) have announced that West Indies will host England in a three-match one-day international series from February to March 2017. The teams will play the first two matches at the Sir Vivian...
June 15, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- A group of librarians and archivists from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean travelled to the United States as participants in a US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) running from June 13 to July 1. The 21-day program is...
June 14, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The governments of St Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan have strengthened their long standing diplomatic ties with the signing of an agreement of bilateral cooperation on Friday June 10, 2016. Speaking at the signing ceremony, resident ambassador of Taiwan...
June 13, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The Warner Park Cricket Stadium is ready to welcome players and fans as the West Indies Tri-Nation Series moved to St Kitts on Saturday. The series, being contested by teams from South Africa, Australia and hosts West Indies, began on June 3, 2016.
June 11, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the St Kitts and Nevis government for its broad reforms and competent management of its citizenship-by-investment (CBI) programme. In a May 13, 2016, Article IV Consultation report on the...
June 10, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- International social skills consultant Neals J. Chitan is engaged with residents of St Kitts and Nevis this week as part of the government’s initiatives to reduce crime. Key stakeholders from a wide cross-section of society are participating in the June 4 to 11 crime...
June 9, 2016
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- On Wednesday, as the world celebrated World Ocean’s Day, six Eastern Caribbean countries marked their commitment to preserving the region’s extraordinary marine ecosystems by launching the first Eastern Caribbean coral reef report cards.
June 4, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The ministry of national security has engaged the services of international social skills consultant, Neals Chitan, to assist the ministry, and by extension, the government of St Kitts and Nevis, to develop and introduce a national crime reduction strategy for the...
June 2, 2016
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Beginning Sunday, June 5, military and security forces from Caribbean nations will join the United States, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom for maritime and internal security and disaster response training in Grenada as part of Exercise Tradewinds 2016.
June 2, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The management of the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) by the former government in St Kitts and Nevis has come in for some criticism following a preliminary review by Ernst & Young, a multinational professional services firm.
June 2, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The St Kitts and Nevis government is making efforts towards reducing the substantial debt owed by the federation to the government of Venezuela under the PetroCaribe arrangement. Speaking at his monthly press conference on Monday...
June 1, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The threats to the region’s banking sector due to de-risking could have disastrous implications for the Caribbean region and as such Hilary Hazel, financial secretary in St Kitts, has shed some light on the issue as it pertains to the Federation.
May 31, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The government of St Kitts and Nevis moved swiftly on Monday to revoke the passports of David B. Kaplan and his wife Lisa M. Kaplan, both of whom are both named in a recent US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing alleging a fraudulent scheme that...
May 30, 2016
RENO, USA -- The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Friday that it has filed fraud charges against an attorney and Nevada resident David Kaplan based on an allegedly fraudulent scheme that raised $15.8 million, out of which approximately $385,000 was sent...
May 30, 2016
With a land mass of 5,131 square kilometers and a national age of 54 years since independence from Britain, the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago has been steadily honing its name as the murder capital of the Southern Caribbean for the past years. The US Department of State...
May 28, 2016
WASHINGTON, USA -- At least one member country of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) has expressed surprise that its government was not consulted prior to the publication in Thursday’s Washington Post newspaper of an advertisement, presumably paid...
May 27, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Efforts are being made to strengthen the PetroCaribe energy agreement despite Venezuela’s current crisis, according to St Kitts and Nevis Energy Minister Ian Liburd. Liburd has confirmed that he’ll be attending an upcoming 16th ministerial council meeting...
May 25, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- According to Dr Joy St John, director of surveillance, disease prevention and control at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the region has been “waging a losing battle and so the battle strategy needs to change if we are to win the war”.
May 25, 2016
There is a new style of “last minute election announcement” date, which has been spreading across the Caribbean, and many countries in the region – predominantly the less developed ones – are seemingly jumping on the bandwagon. Some political leaders appear convinced that the secret...
May 23, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The exodus of customers from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in St Kitts continues. On Friday, customers intent on closing their accounts over an impending $25 monthly charge on accounts, filled the bank’s downtown location, the line extending outside.
May 20, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Farmers and residents in St Kitts and Nevis are better equipped to withstand climate change-related impacts, including extreme droughts and flooding, following the implementation of climate-smart technologies under the US$9.5 million “Rallying the Region to Action...
May 19, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- A United States government program in St Kitts and Nevis has assisted that nation in strengthening its juvenile justice sector. US Deputy Chief of Mission to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, Laura Griesmer, praised the United States Agency...
May 18, 2016
Some time ago I listened to a friend recall an attempt to negotiate a government scholarship that a child was being denied, and asked the politician, "Don't they have Sunday school in St Kitts anymore?" Listening to my friend relate her story of the politician's argument for refusing...
May 16, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The International Monetary Fund has once again warned St. Kitts and Nevis against relying on revenue from its citizenship by investment (CBI) program. A team from the IMF, led by Inci Otker, visited St Kitts and Nevis during April 20 to May 3.