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Commentary: 2015 AD

March 6, 2015
Commentary: 2015 AD The term ‘AD’ comes from the Latin term ‘Anno Domini’, which means ‘The Year of Our Lord’ or ‘The Year of the Lord’. It is a term that is used in reference to calendar years since the birth of Jesus Christ. The years before the birth of Christ are referenced by the term ‘BC’, which means ‘Before Christ’.

OECS seeks data to develop Eastern Caribbean yachting sector

March 5, 2015
OECS seeks data to develop Eastern Caribbean yachting sector CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Tourism Desk has attempted to address the challenge of lack of data to provide policy guidance to further develop the yachting sector. This was done via a survey conducted in 2014 at the United States Sailboat Show.

Nevis Blues Festival premieres next month

March 5, 2015
Nevis Blues Festival premieres next month CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Come in from the cold for a dose of island life in a place to get your groove back, at the launch of the Nevis first annual blues festival, which will be the perfect backdrop to an exhilarating Caribbean experience. The three-night musical event takes place April 16-19, 2015.

Commentary: Leaders' shameful parliamentary shut downs

March 5, 2015
Commentary: Leaders' shameful parliamentary shut downs Congratulations are in order for Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St Kitts and Nevis‎ and to his partners in his Unity government. Dr Harris must be recognized, regionally and internationally, for his selfless and tireless struggle in the defence of democracy and good governance in the English-speaking...

Commentary: St Kitts and Grenada: Two sides of the same coin

March 5, 2015
Commentary: St Kitts and Grenada: Two sides of the same coin I was amused when Grenada’s PM Keith Mitchell weighed in on the post election “crisis” in St Kitts. He quipped that the situation “aches” him. I could not believe my ears. The deplorable conduct of the supervisor of elections in St Kitts is just the tip of the iceberg. The callous attitude displayed...

CXC January results released online

February 27, 2015
CXC January results released online BASSETERRE, St Kitts (EMU) -- Candidates who wrote the January 2015 sitting of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) can access their results online as of Thursday. This is according to local CXC registrar Solomon Claxton. The results are available on the website ors.cxc.org/studentportal.

Commentary: Email from Jamaica

February 27, 2015
Commentary: Email from Jamaica Two days ago, I got an email from a friend of mine who is a well known and highly respected person in Jamaica, both in the conduct of elections and otherwise. In response to the St Kitts and Nevis general elections of Monday, February 16, my friend stated: “I followed the unfolding of the proceedings...

St Kitts-Nevis supervisor of elections should be banned from holding public office, says attorney

February 26, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis supervisor of elections should be banned from holding public office, says attorney BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Charles Wilkin QC, a leading attorney in St Kitts and Nevis, wants supervisor of elections Wingrove George banned from ever again holding any public office, based on his recent performance. On the night of the February 16 general election, George stopped...

New PM pledges new beginning for St Kitts-Nevis

February 25, 2015
New PM pledges new beginning for St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris took the opportunity during his public swearing-in ceremony on Sunday to thank his friends and colleagues for their support but also to pledge a fresh start for the people of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis.

Importance of overseas vote debated in St Kitts-Nevis

February 25, 2015
Importance of overseas vote debated in St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Following a contentious general election in St Kitts and Nevis that saw reportedly over two dozen charter flights of non-resident nationals coming in to the country to vote and two candidates separated by only four ballots, a public discussion has begun on whether...

Letter: Appeal for information concerning elderly male missing in St Kitts

February 25, 2015
Letter: Appeal for information concerning elderly male missing in St Kitts I am writing an appeal to your public to find my father, who is missing on the island of St Kitts. I am writing from my home in London, I am the youngest daughter of three to my father, and we are all very concerned. Leroy Bancroft Linton is 71 years old; he owns a property on the Shadwell site.

Still no final vote count in St Kitts-Nevis a week after elections

February 24, 2015
Still no final vote count in St Kitts-Nevis a week after elections BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- A week after general elections in St Kitts and Nevis the final ballot count has still not been announced by the supervisor of elections. After declaring the election for the Team Unity alliance on February 17, the supervisor of elections, Wingrove George...

Letter: Venezuela puts its war planes in airspace over sovereign Caribbean islands

February 23, 2015
Letter: Venezuela puts its war planes in airspace over sovereign Caribbean islands In a speech on national television, Venezuela’s President Maduro reports that the air defence areas of the country have been expanded beyond the Windward Islands all the way up to St Maarten. President Nicolas Maduro, said that his country has the right to defend itself in the skies above the Dutch Antilles.

Caribbean Helicopters makes inaugural flight to Nevis

February 21, 2015
Caribbean Helicopters makes inaugural flight to Nevis CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Caribbean Helicopters Ltd made its inaugural flight to the Vance W. Amory International Airport in Nevis on Friday. The flight came one week after the company signed an agreement with the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to provide airlift to and from the island via Antigua.

New St Kitts-Nevis PM takes up office

February 20, 2015
New St Kitts-Nevis PM takes up office BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The new prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris described his taking up his office at Government Headquarters, Basseterre, as a moment of “celebration and humility.” He emphasized that the celebration came about due to the will of nationals...

Nevis signs agreement with Caribbean Helicopters for added airlift

February 20, 2015
Nevis signs agreement with Caribbean Helicopters for added airlift CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has forged a partnership with Caribbean Helicopters Ltd (CHL) based in Antigua that will bring added airlift to the Vance W. Amory International Airport. The agreement was signed on behalf of the administration by...

Commentary: St Kitts-Nevis election fiasco: Symptom of a bigger problem

February 20, 2015
Commentary: St Kitts-Nevis election fiasco: Symptom of a bigger problem Concern was rightly raised over the failure of the supervisor of elections in St Kitts-Nevis, Wingrove George, to declare the results of the February 16 general elections until two days afterwards. There were only 30,000 voters in the elections. Even if George had the votes counted twice for accuracy...

St Kitts-Nevis governor general refuses to swear in new PM

February 19, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis governor general refuses to swear in new PM BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The already controversial general election process in St Kitts and Nevis took another unexpected turn on Wednesday when Governor General Sir Edmund Lawrence refused to swear in the country’s new prime minister, Dr Timothy Harris.

Letter: Lessons from St Kitts and Project Grenada

February 19, 2015
Letter: Lessons from St Kitts and Project Grenada The entire English-speaking Caribbean and members of CARICOM should speak out vociferously and condemn the shameful and embarrassing situation that occurred in St Kitts and Nevis following the general elections on February 16, 2015. Denzil Douglas, Wingrove George and the...

Open Letter to St Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Elect Dr Hon. Timothy Harris

February 19, 2015
The last 24 months in St Kitts and Nevis have seen unprecedented political and legal wrangling, much of which has caused our nation, particularly young persons, to question the principles being espoused and precedents being set by our nation. Among the issues were three...

Conduct of elections in St Kitts-Nevis prompts regional backlash

February 18, 2015
Conduct of elections in St Kitts-Nevis prompts regional backlash BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- A failure on Tuesday by the supervisor of elections in St Kitts and Nevis, Wingrove George, to declare the results of the general elections held on Monday in the twin-island federation prompted widespread reaction from around the region. The opposition alliance Team Unity led by Dr Timothy Harris...

Opposition claims victory in St Kitts-Nevis general election

February 17, 2015
Opposition claims victory in St Kitts-Nevis general election BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- According to a statement issued on Tuesday morning by Dr Timothy Harris, leader of the opposition alliance in St Kitts and Nevis, his Team Unity has won the general election in the twin-island federation. Meanwhile, the supervisor of elections has reportedly...

St Kitts-Nevis goes to the polls as issues and unanswered questions pile up

February 16, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis goes to the polls as issues and unanswered questions pile up BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- There were many unanswered questions on Sunday from voters and some candidates about Monday's general election in St Kitts and Nevis. Opposition candidates were reporting that there were names missing off the final voters register, names on the list of persons...

St Kitts-Nevis PM slams Privy Council boundaries ruling

February 14, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis PM slams Privy Council boundaries ruling BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- In the wake of Thursday’s Privy Council ruling that Monday’s general election in St Kitts and Nevis must be held on the constituency boundaries that existed before the January 16 proclamation by Governor General Sir Edmund Lawrence...

Privy Council rules St Kitts-Nevis elections to be held on old boundaries

February 13, 2015
Privy Council rules St Kitts-Nevis elections to be held on old boundaries BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN): The London-based Privy Council on Thursday ruled that federal elections in St Kitts and Nevis on Monday must be held on the old constituency boundaries and not on those declared by Governor General Sir Edmund Lawrence on January 16.

Commonwealth team to observe St Kitts-Nevis general elections

February 13, 2015
Commonwealth team to observe St Kitts-Nevis general elections LONDON, England -- A Commonwealth team will observe the St Kitts and Nevis general elections scheduled to be held on 16 February 2015. The two-member team was constituted by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma at the invitation of the government of St Kitts and Nevis.

Bank leak reveals billions from Caribbean stashed in Switzerland

February 12, 2015
Bank leak reveals billions from Caribbean stashed in Switzerland WASHINGTON, USA -- The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a report this week revealing billions of dollars held in nearly 60,000 internal Swiss bank documents from 2006 to 2007 leaked by whistleblower Hervé Falciani, a former employee of HSBC in Switzerland.

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