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St Kitts-Nevis opposition protests government moves to borrow close to $500 million

August 27, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis opposition protests government moves to borrow close to $500 million BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The St Kitts-Nevis Parliament has given the green light for government to borrow some $500 million to finance current requirements. The resolutions seeking parliamentary approval were brought to the floor by Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas.

St Vincent senator says St Kitts-Nevis PM undermining legacy

August 27, 2014
St Vincent senator says St Kitts-Nevis PM undermining legacy BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- St Vincent and the Grenadines Opposition Senator Vynnette Frederick says St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas should protect his legacy by ensuring that a 20-month old motion of no confidence is tabled and debated in the Parliament.

Visit to Hong Kong by Nevis deputy premier receives extensive local media coverage

August 26, 2014
Visit to Hong Kong by Nevis deputy premier receives extensive local media coverage CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- In a second report on his visit to Hong Kong, where he held meetings with hundreds of potential investors, deputy premier of Nevis Mark Brantley, described the media attention garnered from the meetings as tremendous. “The people of Nevis and the people of St Kitts...

Nevis deputy premier meets with potential investors in Hong Kong

August 23, 2014
Nevis deputy premier meets with potential investors in Hong Kong CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Deputy premier of Nevis, Mark Brantley, has expressed the hope that a series of meetings with potential investors in Hong Kong will attract investments to Nevis. In an update from Hong Kong, Brantley gave an account of his first of three meetings.

Work of St Kitts-Nevis boundaries commission will continue, says attorney general

August 21, 2014
Work of St Kitts-Nevis boundaries commission will continue, says attorney general BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Attorney General Jason Hamilton has addressed the issue of the high court’s ruling on constituency boundary changes in St Kitts and Nevis and served notice that the work of the Constituency Boundary Commission will continue. Speaking in parliament on Monday...

CDB welcomes new regional insurance product

August 21, 2014
CDB welcomes new regional insurance product BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has welcomed the inception of an excess rainfall insurance package from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and also commended the countries in the region that have purchased a policy for 2014-15.

PM and premier square off in parliament over Nevis petition

August 20, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Prime minister and premier squared off in the federation of St Kitts and Nevis parliament Monday, when Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, in a statement, made reference to a Nevis-related petition. Premier Vance Amory, sitting on the opposition benches...

Commentary: Shirtless equals prison gang... slaves?

August 20, 2014
Commentary: Shirtless equals prison gang... slaves? We have become a set of individuals who always, no matter the situation, ensure that each positive be coupled with some sort of negativity. We have become individuals who don't like to see our brothers and sisters prosper; well, sometimes we do but not until we have dragged them through the dirt.

Nevis Race Week to feature three world class sporting events

August 20, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- September 19 is celebrated as Independence Day on Nevis and, at that time, sports enthusiasts are expected to descend on the Caribbean island over the one-week period from September 15 to September 22 for three world class sporting events.

St Kitts police rescue students lost on mountain

August 19, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Two students from Windsor University are home safe, having been rescued by St Kitts security personnel, after becoming lost during a hike to the volcanic crater of Mount Liamigua. Police reports indicate that Marco Thiery and Uzair Ali set off on the hike...

Challenges continue for Phoenix Airways

August 18, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Phoenix Airways, now in its first month of operations in St Kitts, is encouraging passengers to stand by the airline even as complaints mount about poor service and the airline by its own admission is having difficulties with passenger loads.

Controversy continues over Christian radio station on Nevis

August 16, 2014
Controversy continues over Christian radio station on Nevis CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) Senator Carlisle Powell suggested to a town hall meeting on Tuesday night that Deputy Premier Mark Brantley was “feeling the heat” following an article published by Caribbean News Now concerning a dispute over Radio Paradise.

St Kitts-Nevis PM reiterates case for new electoral boundaries

August 15, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis PM reiterates case for new electoral boundaries BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Denzil Douglas again made the case during his weekly radio programme for the need for the electoral districts in the federation to have an equal number of inhabitants, not only in accordance with the country’s constitution...

St Kitts-Nevis largely compliant with international financial standards

August 15, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis has been rated as largely compliant with international financial standards by the OECD Global Forum. According to the ministry of finance, phase 2 of the peer review of St Kitts and Nevis has determined that, to a large extent...

St Kitts-Nevis ship registry glad to go 'grey'

August 15, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) has moved up to Paris MoU’s grey list ahead of schedule as the flag looks to improve its standing in the industry. Gary Howard, writing from London for Seatrade, said the elevation from...

Waste to energy plant planned for Nevis

August 13, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- The ministry of health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), the ministry of natural resources and the Nevis Electricity Company Ltd (NEVLEC) have jointly signed off on a waste to energy plant development for the island of Nevis.

St Kitts-Nevis leads OECS, French, Dutch islands in exports to US

August 12, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis continued to be the leading exporter of goods and services to the United States in June this year, more than all other OECS nations, as well as St Maarten, Guadeloupe and Martinique. According to foreign trade statistics issued by...

Governance institutions have collapsed in St Kitts-Nevis, says opposition

August 9, 2014
Governance institutions have collapsed in St Kitts-Nevis, says opposition BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Team Unity, the opposition alliance in St Kitts and Nevis, has expressed concern that the country is being run without parliamentary oversight and governance institutions. According to the opposition, it is now well over six months since the federal parliament last met.

St Kitts-Nevis represented at Miss Teen Caribbean UK contest

August 8, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis represented at Miss Teen Caribbean UK contest LONDON, England -- A London teenager with St Kitts and Nevis roots is representing the twin-island federation in the first ever Miss Teen Caribbean UK contest. Renee Cocker, 17, whose grandfather is from Saddlers Village in St Kitts and moved to the UK in the 60s, hopes to inspire the younger generation.

CARICOM-Canada project improving regional flow of CSME information

August 7, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- As part of its ongoing efforts to advance the full implementation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME), the CARICOM Secretariat is undertaking a six month project aimed at enhancing the distribution of information.

Final race produces thrilling finish at Nevis Culturama meet

August 7, 2014
Final race produces thrilling finish at Nevis Culturama meet INDIAN CASTLE, Nevis -- It was the final race of the day in the very exciting Culturama 40 horse race meet on Sunday August 3rd at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis and race number three was initially expected to be the race of the day, even without Mr Big Pepe who passed away recently.

St Kitts-Nevis opposition leader challenges boundary change authority

August 4, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis opposition leader challenges boundary change authority BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The leader of the opposition People’s Action Movement (PAM) in St Kitts and Nevis, Shawn Richards, has outlined the specific issues the political opposition had with constituency boundaries changes as recommended by the Constituency Boundaries...

A lot still to be done to claim emancipation, says former St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla governor

August 4, 2014
A lot still to be done to claim emancipation, says former St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla governor BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Former governor of St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, historian Sir Probyn Inniss, believes that, while Caribbean people are no longer chained physically, there is still a lot of work to be done before they can claim emancipation. "Has the black person in the Caribbean begun...

Passport scandals affecting St Kitts-Nevis image, says former minister

August 2, 2014
Passport scandals affecting St Kitts-Nevis image, says former minister BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Former deputy prime minister Sam Condor is concerned that recent scandals surrounding St Kitts and Nevis citizenship and diplomatic passports are threatening not just the image of the country, but the integrity of the federation’s passports.

St Kitts-Nevis boundaries report struck down by court

August 2, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis boundaries report struck down by court BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- A Constituency Boundaries Commission report intended to effect boundary changes in St Kitts and Nevis has been struck down by the High Court. In his judgment on the case delivered in court on Thursday, Justice Darshan Ramdhani declared the report null and void.

Education sector received bulk of OAS assistance to St Kitts-Nevis in past eight years

August 1, 2014
Education sector received bulk of OAS assistance to St Kitts-Nevis in past eight years BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The education sector in St Kitts and Nevis received the bulk of the resources offered by the Washington-based Organisation of American States (OAS) under the leadership of former director Starret Greene. Greene, who succeeded Ken Parker in 2006, ended an...

Owner of Christian radio station on Nevis pleads with deputy premier to save station

July 31, 2014
Owner of Christian radio station on Nevis pleads with deputy premier to save station VERO BEACH, USA -- The future of Radio Paradise, a Christian radio station on Nevis, is at risk and the new owner is pleading with deputy premier Mark Brantley to help him save the station from destruction. The station has been off the air since mid-2013 because of a dispute involving Radio Paradise’s...

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