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Barbados Health Minister Bostic To Be Publicly Vaccinated.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--December 4th 2020--PAHO/WHO Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Yitades Gebre, today revealed that “Barbados is one of the first countries...

Prisoner Deported From UK To Jamaica Tests Postitive For Covid-19.

December 5th,2020--(BBC)--One of the 13 prisoners deported from the UK to Jamaica on Wednesday has tested positive for Covid-19, the Jamaican government has told...

KARRON’s Fabrics donates sewing machines to Explorer’s Youth Club

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Explorers Youth Club is set to introduce a class in sewing and embroidery for interested members as it expands...

Three environmental management pillars: climate change, biodiversity, ozone

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- To better manage the environment for future life and survival, the Department of Environment in St. Kitts and Nevis focuses...

Lawton Forbes sentenced for Wounding with Intent, Possession of Firearm, Ammunition

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Thirty-three-year-old Lawton Forbes of Hamilton, Nevis was sentenced on November 30 to seven years imprisonment for the offence of Wounding...

NCDF’s Patrick Howell heads UNESCO-funded Intangible Cultural Heritage project on Nevis

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Patrick Howell, Manager of the Research and Document Unit at the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF) since 2015, is the new...

Improved relations between Federal Government, NIA benefits the people of Nevis

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, said the delivery of the modern...

Caribbean COVID-19 recovery will be gradual, working-hour losses expected to remain high

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- While partial reopening of Caribbean economies is showing some immediate signs of socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced...

Ministry of Environment works to build sustainable pillars for survival

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- “Although the Ministry of Environment and Cooperatives is small in size, it carries a great deal of responsibility as it...

Federation partners with allies to raise alarm about climate change

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- International partnerships are an essential diplomatic tool to St. Kitts and Nevis and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) when...

Over 100 students inducted into Youth Empowerment’s Volunteer Corps 2020-2021

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Over 100 new students were inducted into the Department of Youth Empowerment’s Volunteer Corps Programme during a brief launching ceremony...

Nevis Appropriation (2021) Ordinance 2020, on tap for Nevis Island Assembly sitting

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- In what is expected to be the last sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly for 2020, Hon Mark Brantley Premier and...

BVI Now On Lowest COVID-19 Travel Risk By The CDC

ROADTOWN, BVI--December 2nd, 2020--The British Virgin Islands is now on level 1, the lowest COVID-19 risk level on the United States Center for Disease...

Guyana Drawing Up Plans For New City.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--December 3rd 2020--President Irfaan Ali this evening announced that the Government has initiated discussions for the development of a secondary city. President Ali revealed...

Jamaica Cops Forming Santa Squads For Crackdown On Illegal Seasonal Celebrations.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--December 3rd, 2020--Jamaica's Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, has announced that specific measures as well as response teams will be instituted...

Barbados Lands Development Bank Loan

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--December 3rd, 2020--The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a US $120 million loan to Barbados to help the country deal with the COVID-19...

New CARICOM-EU Project To Tackle Climate Change And Health Impacts In Caribbean.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, December 2, 2020 (PAHO) – International, regional, and government leaders announced the launch of a broad-based project to support actions to mitigate...

Pfizer CEO ‘Not Certain’ If Vaccine Stops Transmission Of Covid-19.

December 4th, 2020--The top executive at pharma giant Pfizer said it still isn’t clear if those who receive the company’s vaccine will be able...

WHERE PALM TREES GROW  IN A FINGER OF SWITZERLAND

TRAVEL: by Eric Mackenzie Lamb   Sandwiched between Italy’s northern borders and the mountainous Swiss region of Graubunden, the Kanton (district) of Ticino is unlike any...

Old Road Bay Road rehabilitation project already paying off

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Old Road Bay Road Rehabilitation Project has proven to be a wise investment which is already paying off, according...

2020-25 Convergence: Beginning Phase 2 of nation building

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), has asserted that the Caribbean region is...

The UWI’s Director of Centre for Disabilities elected UN Committee member

KINGSTON, Jamaica -– Dr. Floyd Morris, Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus...

New multimillion-dollar New Castle Police Station and Fire Unit commissioned on Nevis

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -– The newly constructed multimillion-dollar New Castle Police Station and Fire Unit was officially commissioned on December 3. At a ceremony held...

Government working to resolve issues faced by the disabled community

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- St. Kitts and Nevis is working towards resolving issues faced by the disabled community put forward by the St. Kitts-Nevis...

UK prepares to use COVID-19 vaccine; Caribbean use expected by March 2021

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) was granted in the United Kingdom (UK) for the use of a COVID-19 vaccine, which was...

Post-Cabinet briefing for Nov. 16, 23, 27, 30

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Team Unity Cabinet of Ministers met on Monday, November 16, Monday, November 23, Friday, November 27, and Monday, November...

Hon. Hamilton recognises International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Hon. Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Social Development and Gender Affairs et al., recognises the November 3 International Day for Persons with Disabilities. BASSETERRE, St....

India’s High Commission in Guyana celebrates Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The High Commission of India in Guyana today celebrated the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the...

The UWI receives US $250,000 toward student scholarships

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica -- CCRIF SPC (formerly The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) presented a cheque for US $250,000 to The University...

St. Kitts and Nevis, Eswatini sign mutual visa waiver agreement

TAIPEI, Republic of China (Taiwan) -- The governments of the federations of Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Kingdom of Eswatini signed a Memorandum...

Ten major economies to financially benefit from COVID-19 vaccines

GENEVA -- As world leaders gather virtually at the Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, new data finds...

Health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

CHRIST CHURCH, Barbados -- More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today. Some disabilities are apparent, but not all,...

Sand mining in St. Kitts is unsustainable, an environmental challenge

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Sand mining in St. Kitts is not sustainable and continues to be a significant challenge posing major environmental impacts because...

Travelers Staying On Vessels In BVI Subject To Quarantine, But Can Swim Up To 30 Feet From Vessel.

ROAD TOWN, BVI--December 2nd, 2020--With the Government of the Virgin Islands has officially reopening its borders to residents and visitors on December 1st, 2020...

Water Not Free In Jamaica: National Water Commission Says Pay Up Or Go Without.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--December 2nd, 2020--“Pay For It Or Lose It" that's the latest message from Jamaica's National Water Commission, which has launched a massive disconnection...

Taiwan Helping St. Lucia To Get Home Grown Produce To Market.

CASTRIES, St. Lucia--December 2nd, 2020--The Taiwan Technical Mission in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives introduced its...

Barbados Students To Be Given Their Say On Future Of Educational System.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--December 2nd,2020--Students across Barbados will soon be invited to give their input on the type of educational system they want for their future. Minister...

United Nations Votes Cannabis Off Dangerous Drugs List, Opens Door For Further Legislation.

VIENNA--December 2nd, 2020--A United Nations commission has finally decided that medicinal cannabis is less dangerous than risky narcotics such as heroin. The long-delayed decision...

Dept. of Environment to engage stakeholders proposed ban on single-use plastics

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Cooperatives, Ms. Sharon Rattan, has stated that the Cabinet has supported the...

174 students receive scholarship support from Republic of China (Taiwan)

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Embassy of the Republic of China (ROC) (Taiwan) held its annual Monetary Taiwanese Scholarship Ceremony on December 2, during...

Budget Address to support the Ministry of Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Talent Development

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The 2021 Budget presentation will provide greater insight into the key functions and operations of the Ministry of Entertainment, Entrepreneurship...

Police investigating sexual assault incident

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Police are investigating an incident in which a female juvenile was sexually assaulted in the Basseterre area on November...

Seniors treated to annual Christmas outing at the Empire Sports Club

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Empire Sports Club has once again partnered with the Ministry of Social Development to treat seniors from the Hanley’s Road...

Federation will access the COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX Facility

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis will be able to access vaccines through the COVAX Facility, Chief Medical Officer,...

UN report reveals inequality in distribution of malnutrition

SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile -- A new United Nations report shows the territorial inequality of malnutrition in the countries of Latin America and the...

Government plans to transition STEP workers to GAE employees

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The government continues to move forward with its plans to regularize and transition the Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP) Workers...

Prime Minister calls for discipline on VAT days; government salaries to be paid Dec. 17

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has called for discipline on VAT Days and has urged shoppers and suppliers...

WHO updates guidelines on proper way to use facemasks

GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its guidance on the proper way to use facemasks based on present COVID-19 conditions. Its update...

Saint Kitts and Nevis appoints new Honorary Consul to Jamaica

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to advise that Mrs. Rodina M. Reid has been appointed Honorary Consul for...

Jet Ski, motorised vessel owners admonished for breeching restricted safe swim zones

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, expressed concern and admonished operators of Jet Skis and motorized vessels who breech the safety...

New ILO report finds COVID-19 drives wages down

GENEVA -- A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found that monthly wages fell or grew more slowly in the first...

OECS Commission signing up ambassadors for 2021 activities

CASTRIES, St. Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission is calling outstanding, enthusiastic individuals and leaders from around the world to...

Hon. Brantley, strong leadership kept the economy afloat

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is crediting strong leadership for...

Government agencies praised for response to Fort Tyson Rise incident

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Several key government agencies that responded quickly to the recent incident at Fort Tyson Rise in Frigate Bay, St. Kitts,...

BVI’s Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport Finally Open Again For Visitors.

ROAD TOWN, BVI--December 1st, 2020--Finally it is December 1, a date visitors, family and friends waited for months to return to the British Virgin...

Trinidad And Tobago Ministry Of Education All-In On Spanish Language.

November 27, 2020, Port of Spain: The Ministry of Education continues to strengthen its efforts to promote and facilitate the teaching of Spanish as...

Today Is World AIDS Day. What Is That?

CASTRIES, St. Lucia--December 1st, 2020--Since 1988, the world has commemorated World AIDS Day on December 1st. The 2020 theme is “Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility.” 2020...

Holness Calls On First World Countries To Man Up Over Covid-19.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--December 1st, 2020--Prime Minister Andrew Holness is calling on countries which traditionally provide aid to other countries, especially Small Island Developing States, not...

Barbados ‘Bending Over Backwards’ To Legitimize Vending Micro Businesses.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--December 1st, 2020--Legitimizing vending and providing safe spaces for vendors on the highways of Barbados is very much still a focal point within...

St. Kitts and Nevis writes off LIAT’s $11 million debt

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts --The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has made a decision to cancel the $11 million debt owed to the Federation...

Induction programme launched for Commonwealth Government Ministers

LONDON -- The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and the Civil Service College are launching a new professional development programme aimed at new government ministers....

Abuse remains an hardship for the differently-disabled

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- St. Kitts and Nevis will observe the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on December 3, during an observance designed...

Advocates promote differently-abled policies for inclusion, empowerment

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Advocacy promotes equality, social justice, and inclusion, as well as human rights. As such, members of vulnerable groups in St....

Federation observes ‘World Aids Day 2020’ to provide HIV awareness

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis joins the rest of the world in observing World AIDS Day on December...

Prime Minister Harris to present Federal Budget on December 15

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, will outline his Team Unity administration’s plans and programmes...

Prime Minister congratulates Barbados on its 54th Anniversary

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts =– Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, extended congratulations to the Prime Minister of Barbados,...

NIA Ministers applaud ’25 Most Remarkable Teens’ from Nevis

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Ministers in the Nevis Island Administration extended congratulations to the eight young people from Nevis who received the 25 Most Remarkable...

NEVLEC advises of power outage for customers on Cotton Ground Feeder

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) is advising some of its customers on the Cotton Ground Feeder of a scheduled power...

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams delivers address for ‘World AIDS Day 2020’

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration on the occasion...

UN, partners release record humanitarian response plan

GENEVA -- The shock of COVID-19 has pushed the number of people who need humanitarian assistance worldwide to a record high – up by...

Guyana A Bit Similar To Morocco In Agriculture.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--November 30th, 2020--Guyana's Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Zulfikar Mustapha, earlier today, met with His Excellency, Ambassador M. Mostapha Mouahhidi, from the Kingdom of...

Many Jamaicans Maimed For Life By Dog Attacks, Says Government Leader.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--November 30th,2020--Leader of Government Business in the Upper House, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, says that owners of disciplined, well-cared-for and trained...

1000 Jobs In 1000 Days Compensation Scheme Unrolled In BVI.

ROAD TOWN, BVI--November 30th,2020--The Government of the Virgin Islands is reminding employers to submit detailed information on persons they employed under the 1000 Jobs...

St. Lucia World’s Best For Honeymoons Yet Again. What Is The Secret Ingredient?

MOSCOW, Russia--November 27th 2020--The Covid-19 pandemic has not stopped Saint Lucia from being named as the undefeated honeymoon capital of the world for the...

Bronze Statue Of Sir Wes Hall Unveiled At Kensington Oval.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--November 29th, 2020--A striking eight-foot bronze statue of outstanding cricketer Sir Wesley Winfield Hall, in delivery stride, now adorns Kensington Oval. And, during the...

Minister Hamilton supports the differently-abled on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Minister of Social Development, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, has shown solidarity with differently-abled persons in St. Kitts and Nevis as...

Department of Gender Affairs works closely with vulnerable groups

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Department of Gender Affairs in St. Kitts continues to work closely with vulnerable groups to ensure that their rights...

Grange Healthcare facility CEO advocates against older person abuse

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Abuse against older persons needs to stop and has made recommendations on how to stop it, according to Mrs. Patricia...

Anti-malaria fight slowed by access gaps, COVID-19, lack of funding

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and global health partners to step up the fight against malaria, a preventable...

Fear Of Flying In Era Of Covid-19: The Longer The Flight, The Greater The Risk.

Victoria Knight--KHN News--With the holiday season now underway just as COVID-19 case rates in the US are increasing at a record-breaking pace, leading to...

Guyana Government Goes To Bat For Rice Millers vs Panamanian Debtors.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--November 29th 2020--The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday dispatched a letter to the Panamanian authorities urging them to honor their obligations to...

Jamaica’s Teen Mother Crisis Gets Government Attention.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--November 29th,2020--HIV/AIDS Officer at the United Nations Population Fund Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean, Dr. Denise Chevannes, is urging interested parties to focus...

Bahamas Fuming Over Miami TV News Report Blooper.

FREEPORT, Bahamas--November 29th,2020--The Bahamas is fuming over a TV news report in Miami that suggested that the Bahamas was a Covid-19 hotspot, and recommended...

PAHO Issues Updated Guidance To Protect Populations From Covid-19.

Washington D.C., (PAHO) – Measures to control COVID-19 can be made more effective by targeting, embracing, and engaging informal workers, migrants and other populations...

The University of the West Indies pursues Global Online Campus

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The next phase of the implementation of The UWI’s Triple A Strategy (Strategic Plan 2017-2022) focuses on the development of a...

Diego Maradona: The Boy From The Barrio With The Feet Of Gold And The ‘Hand Of God’

(Sputnik)--The fifth of eight children, he got his first football when he was just three and never looked back. His ball control and natural talent...

Honduras ex-President Zelaya Stopped At Airport With Bag Of Money.

HONDURAS--November 28th,2020--Manuel Zelaya says he had been ‘unjustly’ detained at Toncontin International Airport and denies he owned the $18,000 in cash. He remains active in...

Jamaicans Warned To Watch Out At Crossroads Due To Failing Traffic Lights.

KINGTON-Jamaica--November 27th,2020--The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that three traffic signals in Montego Bay, St. James are now malfunctioning and works to repair...

Barbados Slipping Away, But Government Seeking Solutions.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--November 27th,2020--Government is seeking to relocate some residents of King Street, St. Simons, St. Andrew, in an effort to protect them from land...

Fahie Tells Britain Constitutional Relationship Must Evolve.

ROAD TOWN, BVI--November 27th, 2020 BVI Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie has raised concerns during the Overseas Territories Joint Minister Council (JMC)...

‘25 Most Remarkable Teens’ stories are inspirational, impressive and heart-warming

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- Stories of the 25 Most Remarkable Teens were inspirational, impressive and heart-warming, according to Director of Youth Empowerment in St....

Autopsy performed on Rochelle Bennett’s body

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- An autopsy was performed on the body of 32-year-old Rochelle Bennett alias “Boom Boom” of George Street, Newtown on November...

Parliament, nation, celebrate ’25 Remarkable Youth 2020′

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Stories of young people overcoming health challenges, dominating in the calypso field, helping community residents, and achieving against difficult odds...

Governor-General commends ‘25 Most Remarkable Teens’

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Twenty-five outstanding teens in the Federation were highly commended by His Excellency Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton, GCMG, CVO, QC, JP,...

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