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St Kitts-Nevis PM afraid of losing election, says former deputy

April 16, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis PM afraid of losing election, says former deputy BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Former St Kitts and Nevis deputy prime minister Sam Condor says Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has so far shied away from calling a general election because he is fearful of being defeated by the opposition alliance Team Unity.

CARICOM youth ambassador delighted with youth participation in human rights consultation

April 16, 2014
CARICOM youth ambassador delighted with youth participation in human rights consultation BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Sonia Boddie, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Youth Ambassador for the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, was a part of the youth contingent selected from across the region, to participate in the Pan-Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and Aids (PANCAP) Caribbean Consultation...

St Kitts hosts OECS regional validation workshop on agro-tourism

April 16, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Producers and suppliers of agricultural products as well as buyers from the hospitality sector from across the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) assembled in St Kitts on April 11, 2014, to discuss and examine preliminary findings of...

Crime falls 62 percent in St Kitts-Nevis

April 15, 2014
Crime falls 62 percent in St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Crime in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis decreased 62.4 percent in March 2014 when compared to the same period last year, according to figures obtained from the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force. The drop is reflective of a number of enforcement and...

Air rally returns to Nevis with 14 aircraft, 40 passengers

April 15, 2014
Air rally returns to Nevis with 14 aircraft, 40 passengers CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Aviation Connection, a company based in Canada, returned to Nevis for the second time with the Governor General’s Cup 2014 Caribbean Air Rally. The group arrived at the Vance W. Amory International Airport on April 9, with 14 aircraft and 40 passengers.

Commentary: Sexually transmitted disease prevention begins with you

April 12, 2014
Commentary: Sexually transmitted disease prevention begins with you In some countries across the globe, the month of April is observed as Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD Awareness month. The month is used to heighten public awareness about STDs, the negative impact they can have on our lives, and the importance of taking the necessary prevention measures.

Letter: Goodbye Hitler, hello Putin

April 12, 2014
It is said dealing with Vladimir Putin is like “Russian roulette,” with the concern of at least one world leader that the Russian president is not in touch with reality. A New York Times report published Sunday said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her phone call with...

St Kitts university launches research centres to address current veterinary challenges

April 11, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) has announced the launch of four research centres created to support the university’s mission to provide students with a research-informed educational experience. The launch of each centre follows...

No gerrymandering claim in St Kitts-Nevis boundaries case, say attorneys

April 10, 2014
No gerrymandering claim in St Kitts-Nevis boundaries case, say attorneys BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Lawyers representing the St Kitts and Nevis government in the case brought by the opposition coalition against the Constituency Boundaries Commission say there is no assertion of gerrymandering. “There is no charge or allegation of gerrymandering in this case...

St Lucia eyes economic citizenship programme

April 9, 2014
St Lucia eyes economic citizenship programme CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Another Caribbean nation is giving consideration to an economic citizenship programme. Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony said the introduction of a citizenship by investment programme would be an effort to boost inward investment.

Nevis pilots refuelling initiative

April 8, 2014
Nevis pilots refuelling initiative CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- The Nevis Air and Sea Port Authority (NASPA) on April 3, 2014, hosted a test run ahead of the implementation of a new initiative at the Long Point Port, which would supply super yachts that traverse the Caribbean with a refuelling facility on Nevis.

OAS digitalizes and catalogues 2.5 million vital statistics records in six Eastern Caribbean countries

April 8, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Universal Civil Identity Program in the Americas (PUICA), has completed a project to assist the civil registries in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St Vincent...

Sanctions evasions could strain US and St Kitts-Nevis relations

April 4, 2014
Sanctions evasions could strain US and St Kitts-Nevis relations BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Former minister Dwyer Astaphan has taken fresh aim at the Denzil Douglas administration over the alleged use of St Kitts and Nevis passports by some Iranians seeking to avoid sanctions placed on Iran. The authorities in Basseterre have had little to say.

St Kitts-Nevis governor general urged to act on parliamentary majority issue

April 4, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The governor general of St Kitts and Nevis is being urged by the country’s official opposition to deal with the current parliamentary stalemate. The call comes in the wake of Prime Minister Denzil Douglas describing as a joke an attempt by...

Dominica opposition wants St Kitts consultant's contract revoked

April 3, 2014
Dominica opposition wants St Kitts consultant's contract revoked BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Communications consultant Charles Jong of St Kitts and Nevis is in trouble with the opposition in Dominica. The Lennox Linton-led United Workers Party has formally called for funds that Jong has received to date to be refunded to the state. The UWP is pressing for...

Eastern Caribbean magistrates meet in St Kitts to discuss judicial ethics and independence

April 3, 2014
Eastern Caribbean magistrates meet in St Kitts to discuss judicial ethics and independence BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- A three-day conference for magistrates on judicial ethics, judicial independence and coroner’s jurisdiction is being held in St Kitts by the Judicial Education Institute (JEI) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat.

St Kitts-Nevis PM says he won't allow his party to be pushed out of office

April 2, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis PM says he won't allow his party to be pushed out of office BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas says his party was put in government with 60 percent of the popular vote in 2010, and doesn’t intend giving up because two former colleagues have moved away from the governing Labour Party.

St Kitts-Nevis opposition blamed for no confidence motion delay

April 2, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines has blamed the opposition in St Kitts and Nevis for the motion of no confidence in the Denzil Douglas administration not having been tabled to date. According to St Vincent Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves...

Commentary: Who is really running St Kitts-Nevis?

April 1, 2014
Commentary: Who is really running St Kitts-Nevis? The long list of characters carrying St Kitts and Nevis passports through the economic citizenship program keeps getting longer. First, we had Rustem Tursunbayev, who is wanted for embezzlement in Kazakhstan. Then Alizera Moghadam, the Iranian, entering Canada with an SKN diplomatic passport.

Teenager storms to victory in St Kitts-Nevis cross-channel swim

April 1, 2014
Teenager storms to victory in St Kitts-Nevis cross-channel swim CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Teenager Marsden Christian stormed his way to victory on Sunday in just under an hour in the annual cross-channel swim between St Kitts and Nevis. His actual time was 59:20. Chief coordinator of the event, Winston Crooke, confirmed that it is not a new record but noted that...

St Kitts-Nevis high court registrar to re-file challenge to removal from post

March 31, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis high court registrar to re-file challenge to removal from post BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Following the withdrawal of St Kitts and Nevis High Court Registrar Janine Harris-Lake’s application for a judicial review of her redeployment from the post, the matter will reportedly be re-filed to take into account new information. Legal counsel for Harris-Lake...

Caribbean investment promotion agencies visit Nicaragua

March 29, 2014
MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) and PRONicaragua, organized and executed a study tour to PRONicaragua in Managua, Nicaragua.

Commentary: Why no relief in sight for Nevis ratepayers?

March 29, 2014
Commentary: Why no relief in sight for Nevis ratepayers? The geothermal saga on the island of Nevis is over seven years old and there is no end in sight. The idea makes a lot of sense: use the natural resource of high temperature steam, which Nevis is blessed with, to reduce dramatically the cost of power to the people on the island. After so many years...

IMF concludes 2014 consultation with St Kitts-Nevis

March 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- On March 19, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2014 Article IV consultation1 s with St Kitts and Nevis. On the same day, the board also completed the seventh and eighth review under a program supported by...

Chance for Eastern Caribbean writers to participate in international programme

March 28, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Writers who are nationals of Eastern Caribbean islands and Barbados are being invited by the Public Affairs Section at the US Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, to submit nominations for the ten-week International Writer’s Programme (IWP).

New tourism attraction opens in St Kitts

March 28, 2014
New tourism attraction opens in St Kitts SANDY POINT, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Residents of St Kitts and Nevis as well as visitors have a new attraction to experience. “We all know the song Amazing Grace, but how many of us know what was behind the creation of this moving and inspirational hymn? Located in stunning Sandy Point...

Three Iranians with St Kitts-Nevis passports identified as sanctions evaders

March 27, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Three Iranians with St Kitts and Nevis passports have been identified by the US Department of Treasury as part of an elaborate Iranian network of sanctions evaders, Times Caribbean reported. The Iranians, Pourya Nayebi and his associates Houshang Hosseinpour...

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