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Commentary: Raul and Barack closing de gap, Douglas ah 'buse Washington!

December 19, 2014
Commentary: Raul and Barack closing de gap, Douglas ah 'buse Washington! On Wednesday, the United States and Cuba announced that they have agreed to normalize relations between the two countries. That is a major development, with implications for hemispheric affairs and very significantly for Caribbean countries and territories. And we would be wise to pay...

Normalisation of US-Cuba relations welcomed throughout the region

December 18, 2014
Normalisation of US-Cuba relations welcomed throughout the region PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- International, hemispheric and regional organisations as well as a number of Caribbean government leaders have welcomed the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba severed since 1961. US President Barack Obama made...

St Kitts-Nevis opposition predicts January election

December 17, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis opposition predicts January election BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- One opposition MP in St Kitts and Nevis says speculation about the coming general election being held in January should not be ruled out. “Twenty-sixth of January. All the readings that I see suggest that it’s going to be in January, but I can’t believe it can’t be much longer...

Youth organisations agree to establish Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs for Caribbean

December 17, 2014
Youth organisations agree to establish Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs for Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Youth entrepreneurship organisations from thirteen Commonwealth countries across the Caribbean and including Canada have agreed to form a regional alliance of young entrepreneurs. The group will be called the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs...

Clarke and King of Cali St Kitts-Nevis fastest

December 17, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Gavin ‘Moon’ Clarke entered the Grudges 2 drag racing event in Nevis with his trusted speed car known as King of Cali, with his growing reputation at stake. The combination had recently beaten all and sundry in an exciting match up in Antigua.

Authenticity of St Kitts school public health risk report confirmed

December 16, 2014
Authenticity of St Kitts school public health risk report confirmed BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- An International Labour Organisation (ILO) report on key findings of a visit to the Basseterre High School in St Kitts in May, did in fact originate from the ILO according to documentation made available to WINN FM. Education Minister Nigel Carty, during the Budget Debate...

American Airlines to begin operating two daily flights from Miami to St Kitts

December 16, 2014
American Airlines to begin operating two daily flights from Miami to St Kitts BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- American Airlines begins operating two daily flights between Miami International Airport and St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport from Thursday. This was disclosed on Sunday by manager of America Airlines operations in St Kitts, Hugh Mallalieu.

Hummingbird Air links St Kitts with USVI

December 16, 2014
Hummingbird Air links St Kitts with USVI BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Hummingbird Air, a St Croix-based commuter airline, has begun a weekend service from the US Virgin Islands to St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. According to Lionel Berridge, general manager of Kisco Travel, local agents for Hummingbird Air...

Grenada and St Kitts-Nevis become full members of ALBA

December 15, 2014
Grenada and St Kitts-Nevis become full members of ALBA HAVANA, Cuba -- Grenada and St Kitts and Nevis were expected to be accepted as a full member of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA) at the summit of the alliance on Sunday in Havana, Cuba. Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell is participating in the summit.

Caribbean banks urge regional governments to sign FATCA agreements with US

December 13, 2014
Caribbean banks urge regional governments to sign FATCA agreements with US CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) has strongly urged governments in the region, which have not yet completed the process towards a signed intergovernmental agreement (IGA) under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) with the US to do so speedily.

US$10 million set aside for eighth cycle of CDB's Basic Needs Trust Fund

December 13, 2014
US$10 million set aside for eighth cycle of CDB's Basic Needs Trust Fund BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank has approved US$10 million from the Special Development Fund for the eightth cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF 8). This decision was made at the 264th meeting of the Board, held on Thursday in Barbados.

Social security fund governance and other issues need attention, says St Kitts-Nevis opposition

December 12, 2014
Social security fund governance and other issues need attention, says St Kitts-Nevis opposition BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Differences between the St Kitts and Nevis opposition and government emerged in parliament on Wednesday over the status and health of the country's Social Security Fund. MP Dr Timothy Harris, the leader of the opposition alliance Team Unity, alleged that a social security...

Commentary: The vision

December 12, 2014
Commentary: The vision On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the illegitimate minister of finance delivered the 2015 budget address. He spoke for about three hours, but he said little. Nobody disturbed him, and nobody tried to disturb him. He didn’t need help. And towards the end of his speech, he gave a glimpse of the vision which...

St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme still attractive, says PM

December 11, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme still attractive, says PM BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas is not of the view that the visa requirement imposed by Canada on nationals of St Kitts and Nevis will make the federation’s citizenship by investment (CBI) programme less competitive to that of Antigua and Barbuda.

Nevis hosts 'Grudges' drag racing meet on Sunday

December 11, 2014
Nevis hosts 'Grudges' drag racing meet on Sunday CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- CJ Bartlette of the Nevis Drag Racing Unit is confident that the upcoming Drag Race meet scheduled for Sunday is going to be really special. The meet is dubbed as "Grudges" and is really all about a series of grudge matches between the local racers from St Kitts and Nevis.

No monopoly of telecom market, say OECS ministers

December 10, 2014
No monopoly of telecom market, say OECS ministers CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) telecommunications ministers have taken a decision to prevent the return to a telecommunications monopoly following a proposed merger between Cable and Wireless Communications and Columbus Communications International.

Air Canada to resume weekly flights to St Kitts

December 9, 2014
Air Canada to resume weekly flights to St Kitts BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Later this month Air Canada will resume its seasonal non-stop flights into St Kitts, one of its leisure destinations around the world. The weekly flight, which previously operated on Monday, has returned to a Saturday schedule. The weekly flight will commence...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Buying Caribbean passports

December 9, 2014
Commentary: The View from Europe: Buying Caribbean passports The news that all citizens of St Kitts-Nevis wishing to travel to Canada will from now on require a visa, and that subsequently the St Kitts governments announced it is to recall a number of passports, ought to cause pause for thought across the region about economically valuable, but reputationally risky...

St Kitts-Nevis government to recall passports after Canada imposes visa requirement

December 5, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis government to recall passports after Canada imposes visa requirement BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Hard on the heels of Canada revoking the visa waiver that holders of St Kitts and Nevis passports have enjoyed, Basseterre has announced a programme of recalling and re-issuing certain passports. Prime Minister Denzil Douglas made the announcement on Wednesday.

Construction of two more solar farms in St Kitts will save millions in diesel fuel cost

December 5, 2014
Construction of two more solar farms in St Kitts will save millions in diesel fuel cost BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Plans to construct two new solar farms in St Kitts will assist in the movement toward the establishment of a green economy and savings of millions of dollars in diesel purchases annually. Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas said at a news conference on Wednesday...

Commentary: Hurry dog eat raw corn!

December 5, 2014
Commentary: Hurry dog eat raw corn! Not very long ago, in relation to the notorious, two-year-old still-not-debated motion of no confidence, Denzil Douglas boasted that when he decides to do something, no man can stop him. For many, many years our country’s passports contained a place to enter our place of birth.

Clarke 'over the moon' with big win at drag race meet in Antigua

December 4, 2014
Clarke 'over the moon' with big win at drag race meet in Antigua CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Gavin ‘Moon’ Clarke had a grin of satisfaction as he faced the TV cameras in Nevis on Monday. He was ‘over the moon’ in elation. He had just returned from Antigua, having participated in a prestigious drag racing event there. The event was held on Saturday and Sunday.

New Canadian visa requirement could have serious financial implications for St Kitts-Nevis

December 3, 2014
New Canadian visa requirement could have serious financial implications for St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The impact that the loss of Canada's visa waiver could have on the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme (CIP) and thus the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) may have widespread implications for the country, according to social commentator...

Region has turned its back on St Kitts-Nevis over no confidence impasse, says opposition leader

December 2, 2014
Region has turned its back on St Kitts-Nevis over no confidence impasse, says opposition leader BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- St Kitts and Nevis has been abandoned by the rest of the Caribbean as tensions rise over the long delayed tabling of the parliamentary motion of no confidence, contends opposition leader Mark Brantley. "It gives me no pleasure to say that, but I think the region...

Commentary: Canada 'grudge' St Kitts-Nevis!

November 29, 2014
Commentary: Canada 'grudge' St Kitts-Nevis! By now everybody knows that, effective midday Saturday, November 22, 2014, visa-free entry to Canada by Kittitians and Nevisians was stopped by the government of Canada. As a result, our citizens, unless they have passports of other countries whose citizens presently enjoy that visa-free access...

St Kitts-Nevis no confidence motion trial set for January

November 28, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis no confidence motion trial set for January BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The full trial of the motion of no confidence case in St Kitts and Nevis ordered by the appeals court will be heard in January. During a case management session in the High Court on Wednesday, Justice Marlene Carter scheduled the hearing of the case for January 19 and 20.

St Kitts-Nevis national yachting policy launched

November 28, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis national yachting policy launched BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The launch of the St Kitts and Nevis national yachting policy has tremendous potential and will create major economic opportunities for the people of the twin-island federation. Director of maritime affairs, McClean Hobson, speaking at the launching ceremony...

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