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Canada deports Iranians holding Eastern Caribbean CBI passports, detains others

June 23, 2017
Canada deports Iranians holding Eastern Caribbean CBI passports, detains others OTTAWA, Canada -- The Department of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Canada has reportedly deported a number of Iranian nationals, all holding citizenship by investment (CBI) passports from Eastern Caribbean countries, back to the countries that issued their passports.

OECS convenes citizenship by investment stakeholder meeting

June 21, 2017
OECS convenes citizenship by investment stakeholder meeting CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Representatives from the region’s five citizenship by investment programmes (CIP) met in Saint Lucia last Friday to explore opportunities for increased collaboration and harmonisation of due diligence processes. The meeting, convened at the behest of heads of government of...

IMF concludes 2017 discussion on common policies of ECCU member countries

June 16, 2017
IMF concludes 2017 discussion on common policies of ECCU member countries WASHINGTON, USA -- On June 2, 2017, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 discussion on the common policies of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) in the context of the Article IV consultations with member countries. Favorable external...

Landmark St Kits and Nevis youth policy to open up opportunities

June 15, 2017
Landmark St Kits and Nevis youth policy to open up opportunities BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- A new federal youth policy in St Kitts and Nevis will give young people greater access to education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, according to Pauline Campbell, head of the Commonwealth Technical Assistance Unit. Her comments come after the country’s...

Phase II of Exercise Tradewinds 2017 set to begin in Trinidad

June 10, 2017
Phase II of Exercise Tradewinds 2017 set to begin in Trinidad PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Phase II of the international military exercise entitled Exercise Tradewinds 2017 will be conducted in Trinidad from June 13 – 17, 2017. Phase I is being held in Barbados from June 6 – 12, 2017. Tradewinds is a multi-national maritime security and disaster response...

Eleven Caribbean projects selected for European funding

June 8, 2017
Eleven Caribbean projects selected for European funding GOSIER, Guadeloupe -- The second selection committee for the Interreg Caribbean Program 2014-2020 has made public the list of the 11 regional projects eligible for European funding. Many countries in the Caribbean will benefit from these projects, as follows: 1. TEECA: Set up a trade facilitation team and...

Health facilities in seven Caribbean countries to be transformed to be disaster resistant

June 8, 2017
Health facilities in seven Caribbean countries to be transformed to be disaster resistant BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has selected 16 hospitals and health centres in seven Caribbean countries to make them safer, greener and more resilient to natural disasters, under the framework of the Smart Health Care Facilities Project, an initiative...

Citizenship consultants file defamation claim

June 6, 2017
Citizenship consultants file defamation claim DUBAI, UAE -- On May 28, 2017, global citizenship consultants Arton Capital initiated legal proceedings for alleged defamation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against the Investment Migration Council (IMC) and its former UAE representative office. Arton Capital has partnered with the governments of...

St Kitts-Nevis electoral office investigation referred to DPP

June 5, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis electoral office investigation referred to DPP BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- After almost two years of investigation into alleged breaches of the law at the Electoral Office in 2015, the matter is before the director of public prosecutions to determine if charges will be brought against anyone involved. Responding to questions posed by...

Chinese fugitive reportedly detained by St Kitts-Nevis police

June 1, 2017
Chinese fugitive reportedly detained by St Kitts-Nevis police BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- A Chinese national, with St Kitts and Nevis citizenship, who is wanted by Interpol, has reportedly been detained by police in Nevis. A report on Tuesday night indicated that Ren Biao, who is wanted for financial crimes in China, was in police custody.

DEA blasted for botched operations in Honduras

June 1, 2017
DEA blasted for botched operations in Honduras WASHINGTON, USA -- A scathing federal audit released this week by the Inspector General for the US Departments of Justice and State, has disclosed troubling details of a series of failed operations in Honduras by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that killed four innocent civilians.

CDB approves millions in loans and grants for ten borrowing member countries

May 31, 2017
CDB approves millions in loans and grants for ten borrowing member countries PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- On Monday, May 22, the board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), met in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. It approved the following projects in The Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis...

Holders of St Kitts-Nevis passports without place of birth reminded to apply for new ones

May 29, 2017
Holders of St Kitts-Nevis passports without place of birth reminded to apply for new ones BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The ministry of national security has reminded all holders of St Kitts and Nevis passports without the country of origin field that such passports have been deactivated and they must reapply for new ones by paying the full cost. St Kitts and Nevis passports issued...

CBI programme integral to long-term development of St Kitts-Nevis, says PM

May 26, 2017
CBI programme integral to long-term development of St Kitts-Nevis, says PM BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris says his government views the country’s citizenship by investment programme (CBI) as an integral part of the long-term development of St Kitts and Nevis that will “bring benefits to the next generation for another 30 years.” Harris said this is...

St Kitts-Nevis passes Advance Passenger Information Bill to tighten border security

May 25, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis passes Advance Passenger Information Bill to tighten border security BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The Advance Passenger Information Bill 2017 was read a third time and passed into law on Tuesday, May 23, during the sitting of the St Kitts and Nevis parliament, with the objective of facilitating the provision of advance information relating to passengers and crew...

China set to invest massively in Latin America and the Caribbean

May 25, 2017
China set to invest massively in Latin America and the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Historically, Latin America and the Caribbean have long looked to the US for support in terms of trade and investment, yet have often been left wanting. Now good times seem to be on the horizon, thanks to the promise of truly massive Chinese investment and trade that will...

St Kitts-Nevis opposition walks out after MP ejected from parliament

May 24, 2017
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- After a back and forth verbal exchange between Speaker of the National Assembly Michael Perkins and Labour parliamentarian Konris Maynard on Tuesday, the MP was ejected from the St Kitts and Nevis parliament, prompting a walkout...

Delta expands service to St Kitts and Nevis this winter from New York and Atlanta

May 24, 2017
Delta expands service to St Kitts and Nevis this winter from New York and Atlanta ATLANTA, USA -- Delta customers will have more ways to get to and from the Eastern Caribbean islands of St Kitts and Nevis this winter with new weekly service from Delta’s hub at New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) as well as increased seasonal frequencies from Hartsfield-Jackson...

Commentary: Is China using bogus criminal charges to influence change of diplomatic recognition by St Kitts-Nevis?

May 24, 2017
Commentary: Is China using bogus criminal charges to influence change of diplomatic recognition by St Kitts-Nevis? Domestic tranquility in St Kitts and Nevis is under siege, as opposition leaders have charged the current government with preventing an alleged financial criminal from being extradited to China, where he is wanted in connection with $100 million fraud. Ren Biao, a Chinese national who holds a...

OECS foreign ministers conclude third Council meeting

May 23, 2017
OECS foreign ministers conclude third Council meeting BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- OECS ministers of foreign affairs concluded a successful meeting of the Council of Ministers - Foreign Affairs (COMFA) on May 17, 2017, in Barbados, under the chairmanship of Charles Fernandez, minister for foreign affairs, international trade and immigration...

St Kitts-Nevis government handling of Chinese fugitive issue praised by Barbados pollster

May 19, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis government handling of Chinese fugitive issue praised by Barbados pollster BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Well-known Barbadian political consultant and director of Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), Peter Wickham, has praised the St Kitts and Nevis government for its handling of allegations that two Chinese nationals, who became economic citizens...

St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme to be phased out eventually

May 17, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme to be phased out eventually BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The current government in St Kitts and Nevis is hoping it will be able to strengthen other pillars of the economy significantly enough over a period of time to be able to phase out the country’s citizenship by investment programme. Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has signaled...

St Kitts-Nevis poet's work to be featured in Ottawa's 150th anniversary publication

May 17, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis poet's work to be featured in Ottawa's 150th anniversary publication OTTAWA, Canada -- An excerpt from the poem “Under the Breadfruit Tree”, which was written by St Kitts and Nevis poet Dr Mutryce A. Williams, will be featured in Ottawa’s 150th anniversary publication. The 150th anniversary of Canada, also known as the 150th anniversary of confederation and...

St Kitts-Nevis passports deactivated for fugitive economic citizens

May 16, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis passports deactivated for fugitive economic citizens BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The government of St Kitts and Nevis has deactivated the passports belonging to the two economic citizens alleged to have defrauded state institutions in China out of US$100 million. “They don’t have a St Kitts and Nevis passport on which they could travel,” Prime Minister...

St Kitts-Nevis Electoral Office investigation continues

May 16, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis Electoral Office investigation continues BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The government of St Kitts and Nevis is following through with its investigation of the 2015 general elections and some matters are before the director of public prosecutions. That was the response given by attorney general Vincent Byron when questioned on the issue.

IMF concludes mission to St Kitts-Nevis

May 15, 2017
IMF concludes mission to St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited St Kitts and Nevis during April 18-May 4 to conduct the 2017 Article IV consultation. Notwithstanding a difficult international environment, St Kitts and Nevis’ economy is expected to grow again in 2017 for the...

St Kitts-Nevis will never be a safe haven for criminals, says PM

May 11, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis will never be a safe haven for criminals, says PM BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- St Kitts and Nevis prime minister and minister of national security, Dr Timothy Harris, in a national address on Tuesday evening, told the nation that the government had instructed the relevant law enforcement and investigative agencies to investigate the claims against...

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