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Mature regional response to US-Venezuela dispute praised

March 30, 2015
RANDOLPH, USA -- A town councilor for Randolph in Massachusetts has commended the reasonable approach taken by the newly elected prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris to the ongoing dispute between the United States and Venezuela.

Prime ministers of Barbados and St Kitts-Nevis discuss crime, economy and LIAT

March 30, 2015
Prime ministers of Barbados and St Kitts-Nevis discuss crime, economy and LIAT BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Discussions on crime in the region, the economy and regional air carrier LIAT featured prominently when Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met recently with the new prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris. Stuart said it was necessary for...

Visa waiver agreement between St Kitts-Nevis and Brazil comes into effect

March 30, 2015
Visa waiver agreement between St Kitts-Nevis and Brazil comes into effect BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Nationals of St Kitts and Nevis holding a valid St Kitts and Nevis passport no longer require visas to travel to Brazil. This agreement was signed on January 20, 2015 and came into effect on March 7, 2015. The agreement states that citizens of St Kitts and Nevis...

St Kitts radio station apologises for defamatory comments by former PM

March 28, 2015
St Kitts radio station apologises for defamatory comments by former PM BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- St Kitts radio station Freedom FM has published an apology to former senior minister Dwyer Astaphan after having been sued in the High Court by Astaphan for broadcasting slanderous words spoken against him by former prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas and then refusing...

Tradewinds 2015: Testing national security and emergency response resources

March 28, 2015
Tradewinds 2015: Testing national security and emergency response resources BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The St Kitts-Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) is forging ahead with preparations for hosting Phase 1 of the United States-sponsored Regional Security Force training exercise dubbed Tradewinds. This is designed to make the waters off St Kitts and Nevis...

St Kitts-Nevis police commissioner reported to have resigned

March 27, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis police commissioner reported to have resigned BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis (WINN) -- According to credible reports reaching WINN FM, St Kitts and Nevis Police Commissioner CG Walwyn has tendered his resignation effective Friday, March 27, but top government sources have not confirmed his resignation.

St Kitts-Nevis PM announces removal of VAT from food, medicine and funeral expenses

March 27, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis PM announces removal of VAT from food, medicine and funeral expenses BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- In a national address on Wednesday night, At Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris announced that effective April 7, 2015, value added tax (VAT) on food, medicine and funeral expenses will end. "I understand that for many of you, the government...

Commentary: Let's just do it, man!

March 27, 2015
Commentary: Let's just do it, man! The prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis announced on Wednesday night that, effective April 7, 2015, value added tax (VAT) will no longer be payable on food, medicine and funerals. Now he and his colleagues must ensure that the savings actually reach consumers. This means that they...

Commentary: Let the violence in our schools cease

March 26, 2015
Commentary: Let the violence in our schools cease Having had the opportunity to watch the most recent videos of incidents of violence that took place in both our primary and secondary schools, I wish to publicly condemn these unacceptable behaviours displayed by our children and youth. As I endured the unsettling task of watching...

Former St Kitts-Nevis PM threatens legal action over social media posts

March 25, 2015
Former St Kitts-Nevis PM threatens legal action over social media posts BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Former St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, Dr Denzil Douglas, is threatening legal action against at least two people for comments they made in social media. Lawyers for Douglas have written to the individuals demanding from each an apology, retraction...

Youth in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean to be trained in animation and software development

March 25, 2015
Youth in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean to be trained in animation and software development BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Four hundred young men and women in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will be equipped to participate in the global multi-billion dollar mobile application and animation industries. The Caribbean Development Bank, along with partners, will fund training under the...

Former St Kitts-Nevis PM defends removing items from office

March 21, 2015
Former St Kitts-Nevis PM defends removing items from office BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Former prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas has defended his decision to enter his old office at 4:00 am on the morning after last month’s general elections in St Kitts and Nevis. "On the morning of the 17th, I was the prime minister. On the morning of the 17th, I was the sitting...

OECS weighs in on increasing tension between US and Venezuela

March 21, 2015
OECS weighs in on increasing tension between US and Venezuela CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) said on Friday that it has noted “with grave concern” the increasing tension in the relations between the United States and Venezuela. “The OECS cherishes the principles of democracy and the rule of law, and...

St Kitts-Nevis police high command rebukes commissioner

March 20, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis police high command rebukes commissioner BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The war of words over the alleged demotion of St Kitts and Nevis police Inspector Rosemary Isles-Roberts reached a new level Wednesday with the Police High Command publicly rebuking Police Commissioner CG Walwyn – who is reportedly on leave..

ALBA nations urge US president to repeal executive order against Venezuela

March 19, 2015
ALBA nations urge US president to repeal executive order against Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (ACN) -- The member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) have asked the United States and President Barack Obama to repeal the executive order issued against Venezuela, describing it as a threat to sovereignty.

St Kitts-Nevis National Bank board resigns, former house speaker sent on leave

March 19, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis National Bank board resigns, former house speaker sent on leave BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The entire board of directors of the St Kitts and Nevis National Bank, with the exception of one member, has resigned, according to information reaching WINN FM. The sole board member who has not resigned is said to be Hastings Daniel. The other board members submitted...

Letter: The ALBA ambassadors in Cuba made an admission of revolution in the Caribbean

March 19, 2015
Letter: The ALBA ambassadors in Cuba made an admission of revolution in the Caribbean The latest news coming from Havana, Cuba, came as no surprise to me. What did surprise me was the sudden admission that ALBA is a revolutionary organization, just like the Venezuelan government. A bunch of ALBA member ambassadors who are located in Cuba said...

Over 100 new St Kitts-Nevis economic citizenships signed by new PM

March 18, 2015
Over 100 new St Kitts-Nevis economic citizenships signed by new PM BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Over 100 new St Kitts and Nevis citizen by investment (CBI) certificates of registration have been signed by newly elected Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris recently, after due diligence reports confirmed that all were in order. This is according to an official in the Office of the...

ALBA countries hold extraordinary summit in Caracas in support of Venezuela

March 18, 2015
ALBA countries hold extraordinary summit in Caracas in support of Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela -- The member nations of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) regional integration bloc held an extraordinary summit on Tuesday in Caracas in support of Venezuela amidst US sanctions. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne...

Police being victimized by new government, claims former St Kitts-Nevis PM

March 17, 2015
Police being victimized by new government, claims former St Kitts-Nevis PM BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- As questions about the status of the commissioner of police continue to be raised, former St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, Dr Denzil Douglas, is charging that his alleged treatment by the new administration is an example of what he suggests is widespread victimization.

US officials confirm revocation of former St Kitts-Nevis PM's diplomatic visa

March 16, 2015
US officials confirm revocation of former St Kitts-Nevis PM's diplomatic visa BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Contrary to denials by the former prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Denzil Douglas, that his US diplomatic visa had been revoked prior to last month’s general elections, US officials have reportedly confirmed that the revocation was part of a gradual process.

St Kitts-Nevis PM assures commitment to citizenship by investment programme

March 13, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis PM assures commitment to citizenship by investment programme BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has assured that St Kitts and Nevis is committed to the citizen by investment (CBI) programme and has begun responding to the concerns of several providers. Harris further noted that one of the priorities pertaining to the CBI...

St Kitts-Nevis elections supervisor questioned by police

March 12, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis elections supervisor questioned by police BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Supervisor of Elections Wingrove George is assisting the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force with investigations into the Electoral Office and the events surrounding the delayed announcement of...

St Kitts-Nevis foreign affairs minister denies revoking diplomatic passports

March 12, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis foreign affairs minister denies revoking diplomatic passports BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Foreign Affairs Minister Mark Brantley has dismissed allegations made by former prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas, who is quoted as saying that he understands that the new government in St Kitts and Nevis has revoked the diplomatic passports issued to...

Former St Kitts-Nevis PM denies US visa revocation report

March 11, 2015
Former St Kitts-Nevis PM denies US visa revocation report BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- In a statement on Monday, former St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, Dr Denzil Douglas, appeared to deny what he described as a “fabricated story” appearing in local media to the effect that, one week before the February 16 general elections, the US government...

Commentary: The CCJ and Regionalism: The 1932 West Indian Conference in Roseau

March 11, 2015
Commentary: The CCJ and Regionalism: The 1932 West Indian Conference in Roseau Dominica became the first Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the fourth Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to join the appellate jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) at a momentous gathering in Roseau – extending its sovereignty quest.

St Kitts-Nevis official election results finally released

March 9, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis official election results finally released BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The final results of the February 16 general elections in St Kitts and Nevis have finally been made available to some media houses by supervisor of elections Wingrove George. The release of the information last Wednesday came over two weeks after the...

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