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Interim injunction granted barring use of new boundaries in St Kitts-Nevis

January 31, 2015
Interim injunction granted barring use of new boundaries in St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has granted an interim injunction barring any action from being taken on new constituency boundaries in St Kitts and Nevis, pending an appeal of a High Court ruling on Tuesday. That ruling by High Court Justice Marlene Carter...

Opposition lawyers argue for judicial review of St Kitts-Nevis boundaries report

January 29, 2015
Opposition lawyers argue for judicial review of St Kitts-Nevis boundaries report BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes late Tuesday afternoon made the case for a judicial review into the St Kitts and Nevis Boundaries Commission report. Mendes questioned the impartiality of Commission chairman Peter Jenkins. He argued that there was collusion...

St Kitts-Nevis elections set for February 16; boundaries injunction discharged

January 28, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis elections set for February 16; boundaries injunction discharged BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Election Day in St. Kitts and Nevis is Monday, February 16, as had been widely speculated for the past couple of weeks. Nomination Day is Friday, February 6. The dates were announced in a press release from the Prime Minister's Office late Tuesday afternoon.

Judge to hand down ruling in St Kitts-Nevis boundaries case on Tuesday

January 26, 2015
Judge to hand down ruling in St Kitts-Nevis boundaries case on Tuesday BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The injunction against the realigned constituency boundaries in St Kitts and Nevis will continue until Tuesday afternoon, when high court judge, Justice Marlene Carter, is scheduled to deliver her ruling on the matter. The judge confirmed this in court on Friday.

St Kitts high school whistleblower loses job

January 26, 2015
St Kitts high school whistleblower loses job BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- A Basseterre High School (BHS) teacher, who spoke to the press about health concerns and demonstrated with other teachers over ongoing health issues at the St Kitts school, has been relieved of her duties in questionable circumstances.

Electoral boundaries injunction hearing begins in St Kitts-Nevis

January 23, 2015
Electoral boundaries injunction hearing begins in St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Lawyers for the St Kitts and Nevis opposition MPs in the electoral boundaries injunction case told the high court on Thursday that they would be adding the Electoral Commission to the action. The lead attorney representing the opposition, Christopher Hamel Smith SC...

Commonwealth secretary-general comments on political developments in St Kitts-Nevis

January 22, 2015
Commonwealth secretary-general comments on political developments in St Kitts-Nevis LONDON, England -- Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma on Wednesday welcomed movement towards holding constitutionally due elections in St Kitts and Nevis. Sharma also noted that various public statements had been made concerning revised electoral boundaries.

Judge rules that St Kitts-Nevis no confidence motion case will proceed

January 22, 2015
Judge rules that St Kitts-Nevis no confidence motion case will proceed BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- High Court Judge Marlene Carter ruled on Tuesday afternoon that the motion of no confidence case in St Kitts and Nevis will go ahead, saying that the application to dismiss the case was denied. No date was set for the hearing of the case.

Court urged to hear St Kitts-Nevis boundaries case urgently

January 21, 2015
Court urged to hear St Kitts-Nevis boundaries case urgently BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Lawyers representing the St Kitts and Nevis government have been pushing for their application against an injunction obtained by opposition MPs to be dealt with expeditiously. The injunction deals with the constituency boundary changes.

Commentary: Bermuda's connection with St Kitts

January 21, 2015
Commentary: Bermuda's connection with St Kitts Last January I had the opportunity to travel back to the land of one my great-grandfather’s birth. I went up into the hills from whence he was conceived and born. I shed a tear looking at the ruins of the former slave plantation my ancestors toiled and died enriching. I inhaled the smell of fresh sugar cane.

NGO coalition condemns abuse of St Kitts-Nevis National Assembly

January 20, 2015
NGO coalition condemns abuse of St Kitts-Nevis National Assembly BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- A coalition of civil society organizations in St Kitts and Nevis -- the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Christian Council, St Kitts Evangelical Association and the St Kitts Small Business Association – has condemned what it described as the abuse of...

Financial sector will spur economic activity on Nevis, says premier

January 20, 2015
Financial sector will spur economic activity on Nevis, says premier CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Premier of Nevis, Vance Amory, believes that the island will experience an upswing in economic activity and that the financial sector would be one of the catalysts responsible. Amory, who is also the minister of finance in the Nevis Island Administration...

Injunction granted to halt St Kitts-Nevis boundary changes

January 19, 2015
Injunction granted to halt St Kitts-Nevis boundary changes BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- An injunction was granted by the High Court on Friday restraining the St Kitts and Nevis government from proclaiming constituency boundaries changes. Chris Hamel-Smith, the senior counsel representing the opposition, told WINN that...

St Kitts-Nevis parliament dissolved

January 17, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis parliament dissolved BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The St Kitts and Nevis parliament was dissolved on Friday at the request of Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. Douglas said he has advised Governor General Sir Edmund Wickham Lawrence to dissolve parliament with immediate effect.

Eastern Caribbean responds to evolving telecoms landscape

January 17, 2015
Eastern Caribbean responds to evolving telecoms landscape KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Officials from across the Eastern Caribbean are working on a joint response to major changes in the region’s rapidly evolving telecommunications landscape. A three-day training workshop on technology and telecommunications issues in the Eastern Caribbean...

Boundary changes showdown coming in St Kitts-Nevis

January 16, 2015
Boundary changes showdown coming in St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The stage appears set for a showdown between the government and opposition in St Kitts and Nevis on constituency boundary changes ahead of the coming general election. WINN FM has confirmed that the Constituency Boundaries Commission is working on...

Commentary: Beyond the boundaries in St Kitts-Nevis

January 16, 2015
Commentary: Beyond the boundaries in St Kitts-Nevis The political polls done by or on behalf of Denzil Douglas over the past year have brought him no comfort. Persons on the inside of those polls have been generous to me and, I tell you, when he finds out who among his ‘good and trusty’ friends have been talking, Douglas is going to go totally insane!

Upbeat St Kitts-Nevis opposition calls for elections

January 12, 2015
Upbeat St Kitts-Nevis opposition calls for elections BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Members of the St Kitts and Nevis opposition alliance Team Unity in their first public meeting for 2015 were in an upbeat mood last Thursday night, with music, live performances from calypsonians and addresses from Team Unity candidates for the upcoming general elections.

Construction starts on St Kitts second solar farm

January 9, 2015
Construction starts on St Kitts second solar farm BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis continued its march towards becoming the world’s first sustainable island state with the start of construction of a second solar farm. “Our country takes another leap forward, a very giant leap in our programme of energy cost reduction and electricity costs...

Commentary: Unity is strength!

January 9, 2015
Commentary: Unity is strength! A Blessed New Year to all. The call for unity is not a new thing. And the need for it does not exist in St Kitts and Nevis only. It is universal. A human race reduced to fighting down and killing one another, whether for personal, religious, cultural, ethnic, territorial or other reasons, may be a source of wealth and...

Court rejects bid for early hearing of third St Kitts-Nevis no confidence motion case

January 8, 2015
Court rejects bid for early hearing of third St Kitts-Nevis no confidence motion case BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The court has denied an application from the opposition Team Unity leader Dr Timothy Harris to have his motion of no confidence matter heard later this month along with a similar case filed by the leader of the St Kitts and Nevis opposition Mark Brantley.

Crime decreased in Nevis in 2014

January 8, 2015
Crime decreased in Nevis in 2014 CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- A senior police officer of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force Nevis Division has announced that in 2014 there was a 27.3 percent decrease in crime on Nevis over that of 2013, which represented a total of 107 crimes and described it as a healthy performance.

St Kitts-Nevis opposition warns against boundary changes

January 7, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis opposition warns against boundary changes BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Constituency boundary change fears have prompted the six elected opposition MPs in St Kitts and Nevis to instruct their lawyers to write to the chairman of the Constituency Boundaries Commission and Prime Minister Denzil Douglas about the matter.

US, Canada and EU monitoring St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme, says opposition

January 6, 2015
US, Canada and EU monitoring St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme, says opposition BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- There is fresh criticism of the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme (CIP), following reports that the US Department of Treasury is closely monitoring the activities of a former Iranian national who now holds a St Kitts and Nevis passport.

US Treasury proscribes St Kitts-Nevis citizen for Iran sanctions evasion

January 3, 2015
US Treasury proscribes St Kitts-Nevis citizen for Iran sanctions evasion WASHINGTON, USA -- The US Department of the Treasury on Tuesday designated a citizen of St Kitts and Nevis under Iran-related regulations for supporting Iranian government sanctions evasion efforts. The individual in question, Hossein Mansour Zeidi, is described in a press statement as an Iranian.

Commentary: A man is still a man

January 3, 2015
Commentary: A man is still a man As we lazed on a bench in Phillipsburg, St Maarten, I looked up and saw a man in his overalls, smile plastered on his face, singing and sweeping the sidewalk. I turned to my friend and said, “I know that you are going to give me the ‘You think too much we are on vacation bit... please relax...’ 

No confidence motion a factor in St Kitts-Nevis elections, says pollster

December 30, 2014
No confidence motion a factor in St Kitts-Nevis elections, says pollster BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The motion of no confidence filed in St Kitts and Nevis House of Assembly against the Denzil Douglas administration will be a major deciding factor in the next general elections, according to political analyst Peter Wickham. The two-year-old motion of no confidence...

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