Caribbean News Now!

About Us Contact Us

Advertise with us

Reach our daily visitors from around the Caribbean and throughout the world. Click here for rates and placements.

Contribute

Submit news and opinion for publication

Subscribe

Click here to receive our daily regional news headlines by email.

Archives

Click here to browse our extensive archives going back to 2004

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here.

Climate Change Watch

The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming. Read the latest news and information here...

Follow Caribbean News Now on Twitter
Connect with Caribbean News Now on Linkedin



News from St Kitts-Nevis:




St Kitts & Nevis

Next

Nevis hosts 14th international triathlon in November

September 13, 2014
Nevis hosts 14th international triathlon in November CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- As the 2014 multisport season draws to a close, the Nevis Triathlon, an international Half Iron, Olympic and sprint distance competition played out on the glorious and challenging terrain of the Caribbean island of Nevis will be staged on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Child's rights are human rights, says gender rights advocate

September 12, 2014
Child's rights are human rights, says gender rights advocate BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Child’s rights are human rights. The rights of children within the Caribbean should be viewed as a way to curb the level of human rights violations that have been inflicted upon them, says regional gender rights advocate Felicia Browne. “Children have the right to live in a...

St Kitts stilt walkers pay courtesy call on Bermuda's culture minister

September 12, 2014
St Kitts stilt walkers pay courtesy call on Bermuda's culture minister HAMILTON, Bermuda (CUOPM) -- Two stilt walkers from St Kitts, now in Bermuda to participate in the annual Gombey (Masquerade) Festival, paid a courtesy visit to Bermuda’s minister of community, culture and sports, Wayne Scott, on Thursday morning. According to Bernews, the two Kittitians...

Commentary: Let our young roses bloom

September 11, 2014
Commentary: Let our young roses bloom I happened to be in Nevis on the afternoon of Saturday 6th September, enjoying a breathtaking scenic tour of the island’s landscape with a friend, when my friend received a call that not only forced my tour to be abruptly discontinued, but which quickly changed our lively conversation to one of shock.

Nevis Independence Day drag racing meet set to go

September 11, 2014
Nevis Independence Day drag racing meet set to go CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- CJ Bartlette of the Nevis Drag Racing Unit indicated on Tuesday that plans for the upcoming Independence drag race meet are virtually finalized. The drag racers and related officials were set to meet with minister of sports Mark Brantley on Tuesday afternoon.

St Kitts-Nevis opposition appealing part of boundaries judgement

September 10, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis opposition appealing part of boundaries judgement BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Opposition parliamentarians in St Kitts and Nevis who brought a constituency boundary challenge say they are appealing a part of the judgment of Justice Darshan Ramdhani on the question of alleged bias on the part of Constituency Boundaries Commission chairman.

Commentary: No, Parrot, no!

September 9, 2014
Commentary: No, Parrot, no! Last year, Ms Cherita Clarke, a resident of Constituency Number 4 in St Kitts and Nevis, commenced legal proceedings against Mr Wingrove ‘Parrot’ George who, at the time, was the registration officer for that constituency. He has since been appointed supervisor of elections.

Legal action threatened against Nevis government over new geothermal concession

September 8, 2014
Legal action threatened against Nevis government over new geothermal concession CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- West Indies Power (WIP) has instructed its legal counsel to begin legal action against the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for awarding to Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI) a concession to develop geothermal resources on Nevis.

Nevis using new non-traditional approach to attract foreign investment

September 5, 2014
Nevis using new non-traditional approach to attract foreign investment CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Deputy premier of Nevis Mark Brantley says the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) is using a non-traditional approach to attract investment from Asia, and would continue to do so elsewhere in its efforts to attract foreign investment to the island.

Nevis signs new geothermal concession agreement

September 5, 2014
Nevis signs new geothermal concession agreement CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and Nevis Renewable Energy International, Inc. (NREI) have successfully completed and signed a concession agreement described as an important and critical step forward for the development of geothermal power for the island.

Over 400,000 cruise passengers visited St Kitts in first seven months of 2014

September 4, 2014
Over 400,000 cruise passengers visited St Kitts in first seven months of 2014 BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) has reported that cruise passenger arrivals to St Kitts’ Port Zante topped the 400,000 mark during the first seven months of this year. SCASPA’s Department of Finance and Statistics figures indicate that...

Stunning energy and climate development in Samoa

September 3, 2014
Stunning energy and climate development in Samoa APIA, Samoa -- Over 150 delegates and members of the international development community from more than 45 countries were stunned to see leader after leader approach the podium to sign a historic sustainable energy and climate resilience treaty that will significantly change...

St Kitts and Nevis to host ICT Week

September 3, 2014
St Kitts and Nevis to host ICT Week BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- When a high-level group of Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) members meet in St Kitts and Nevis from September 22 to 26 September, the challenge of regulating over-the-top (OTT) Internet-based services will no doubt be a main point of focus.

OAS to continue to assist Nevis in geothermal development

September 2, 2014
OAS to continue to assist Nevis in geothermal development CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Minister responsible for natural resources on Nevis, Alexis Jeffers, expressed appreciation to the Organization of American States (OAS) for its continued efforts in the area of geothermal development. He made the comment at the end of a meeting to discuss...

St Kitts-Nevis opposition may challenge validity of recently passed legislation

August 28, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis opposition may challenge validity of recently passed legislation BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Opposition alliance Team Unity has served notice that it is considering going to court to test the validity of Bills passed in the St Kitts and nevis Parliament by the Denzil Douglas administration on August 18. According to the official opposition, these Bills...

St Kitts-Nevis PM determined to change boundaries before election

August 28, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis PM determined to change boundaries before election BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has expressed his determination to have the St Kitts and Nevis Constituency Boundaries Commission effect electoral boundary changes. A July 31 court ruling declared a Commission report intended to facilitate the proposed...

Chinese interest in investing outside homeland 'amazing', says Nevis deputy premier

August 28, 2014
Chinese interest in investing outside homeland 'amazing', says Nevis deputy premier CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Deputy premier of Nevis Mark Brantley, described Chinese willingness to invest outside of their homeland, as amazing and encouraging. His comment came in a progress report on his trip to Asia, where he has been meeting with potential investors.

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...

Next

 

The Caribbean Writer 2014
Women Entrepreneurs Network of the Caribbean (WENC)


Other Headlines:



Regional Sports: