News from St Kitts-Nevis:
May 5, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission are partnering with the government of St Kitts and Nevis jointly to host a regional geothermal forum under the theme: ‘Opportunities and...
May 2, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The government of Taiwan has donated EC$620,000 to the ministry of public infrastructure to help bring relief to consumers in St Kitts and Nevis impacted by the ongoing drought-like condition. During a brief ceremony at Government Headquarters on Friday...
April 29, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- As two more indigenous banks in the region go under, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is concerned about the status of the financial stability of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). In recent days, the National Bank of Anguilla...
April 29, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The controversial land-for-debt-swap that was passed by the St Kitts and Nevis National Assembly under the former administration has entangled many institutions in its web, prompting the new government of national unity to seek advice in terms of its revocation.
April 26, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The findings of the geothermal exploration in St Kitts are expected to be revealed in the very near future, says energy minister Ian Liburd. Guadeloupe-based engineering company Teranov began feasibility studies in St Kitts in November 2015.
April 25, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- According to Attorney General Vincent Byron Jr, who is the minister responsible for electoral matters in St Kitts and Nevis, “there will be coming into Parliament within a short time proposals for there to be a reform process” with respect to elections.
April 25, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- A team of officials from the Revenue and the Treasury Departments in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) reviewed the workings of the Inland Revenue Department in St Kitts and Nevis in a bid to strengthen their own collection structures.
April 23, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has made a call for the creation of a Caribbean Resilience Fund as part of a debt alleviation strategy based on a climate change swap proposal. “The swap will involve the use of pledged...
April 22, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The Team Unity administration in St Kitts and Nevis has announced new measures to enhance citizen security in the federation as incidents of gun crimes continue to cause public concern. At a press conference on Wednesday, Prime Minister and Minister of...
April 20, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Do not issue citizenship to foreigners unless you are confident beyond a reasonable doubt that the individual is a bona fide applicant. That pointed advice to Caribbean nations with citizenship by investment programmes came from the United States.
April 19, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The minister responsible for aviation in St Kitts and Nevis says he hopes last week’s resignation of LIAT chief executive officer David Evans will not prove too much of a setback for the regional airline. Evans, who was touted as a results-driven executive...
April 16, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- A proposal to address the Caribbean’s high debt burden and strategies to achieve sustainable development in the region will be the focus of discussions when two important meetings of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)...
April 15, 2016
WASHINGTON, USA -- On Wednesday, the US State Department released its 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which include a number of countries in the Caribbean region. Speaking to reporters Secretary of State John Kerry emphasised that the human rights standards...
April 12, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- In St Kitts and Nevis, diabetes is bigger than zika, bigger than HIV/AIDS, says chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Patrick Martin. “We have an epidemic of diabetes in the Federation… We have a diabetes rate of 20% in adults. One in every five adults has diabetes,” he said.
April 11, 2016
MIAMI, USA -- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has asked the country’s chief prosecutor to investigate all Venezuelans whose names appear in the so-called “Panama Papers” – over 11 million leaked documents that originated with a Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca.
April 5, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris, and Cabinet Secretary Josephine Huggins met with the European Union’s ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, Mikael Barfod in Barbados on Thursday morning.
April 5, 2016
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are jointly hosting a regional capacity building workshop in Kingston, Jamaica from 4-15 April 2016.
April 4, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- St Kitts and Nevis Governor General Sir Samuel Tapley Seaton believes that regional bar associations have dropped the ball on promoting the merits of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Seaton made the remarks while participating in...
April 2, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- As more athletes from St Kitts and Nevis compete in various sports disciplines on the international stage, drug testing at the national level remains rare. The St Kitts Nevis Football Association is one of the local sporting bodies that admits it cannot...
March 25, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Minister of public infrastructure, posts, urban development and transport, Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd, has revealed that specific measures are being taken to address the drought situation in St Kitts and Nevis, including several emergency projects.
March 23, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris, made the recently improved Citizenship-by-Investment Unit a focus of his press conference last Tuesday, March 15. Harris affirmed that “Our CIU is now open for legitimate business. It is now administratively...
March 21, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- British American Insurance Company (BAICO) policyholders could see some form of payout by the end of the summer, though at this stage judicial managers are not saying how much. Stakeholders in St Kitts and Nevis were given an update by members of...
March 18, 2016
BELMOPAN, Belize -- Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou met in Belize on Wednesday with government leaders from four of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the Caribbean, all of whom expressed hope that Ma's successor will continue to push bilateral relations with their countries.
March 18, 2016
Edmund Burke is well known for his famous saying, “All that is needed for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing about it.” During my years of addressing crime and violence internationally, I have met scores of good men who have spoken to me about the need to respond...
March 11, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The St Kitts and Nevis Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) has released audited financial statements for 2012 and 2013. The audited financial statements of the SIDF had become a controversial issue under the former Dr Denzil Douglas-led...
March 10, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Caribbean office will convene the fourth meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable (CDR) in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, on April 21, 2016.
March 8, 2016
DALLAS, USA -- Caribbean News Now contributor, Mutryce Williams, describes herself as “mother, writer, social commentator, advocate, columnist, educator, cultural conservationist, poet, artist, former diplomat, volunteer extraordinaire, certified homeland protection professional...