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Most Of Caribbean Islands Plus Mexico Open To US Tourists.

With the US registering over 4.89 million coronavirus cases and an estimated 160,000 deaths, many countries remain hesitant to opening their doors to American...

PAHO Provides Millions Of COVID-19 Test Kits Throughout The Americas.

Washington, DC, August 6, 2020 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization has leveraged the Strategic Fund for  Public Health Supplies to procure and...

Weed-Eating Czech Bison Can’t Stay Out Of The News

Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Now they are transforming a former military base outside the...

Forecast For Hurricane Season In The Atlantic Changed For The Worse Says NOAA.

Due to current ocean and atmospheric conditions, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts up to 25 hurricanes for 2020. Meteorologists predict that 2020...

Covid Crazy–Bermuda To Tourists: We’re Good, Come On Down’, But CDC Saying ‘No, No Don’t Go’.

Bermuda is open and welcoming visitors back to the island as of July 1, 2020, states its Government Web site. Ideally within 72 hours, but...

Curfew hours change, now from 2 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has published The Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No. 13) Regulations, 2020, which came into...

“Do It All” Dr. WHO Urges Governments.

"A number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials and we all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can...

Back To The Drawing Board: Mexican Subway Project Unearthed, No Exit In Arizona.

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) discovered an unfinished cross-border tunnel Tuesday after...

Public daycare centres reopen Aug. 10 with strict COVID-19 guidelines

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Ministry of Education has announced that public daycare centres will reopen Monday, August 10. “We are now welcoming back...

Gingerland Secondary School technical wing to facilitate teaching

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- As part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Enhancement Project, the Gingerland Secondary School in Nevis will...

PM Harris congratulates thirty-six Defence Force graduates

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Thirty-six new officers of the St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) were thanked by Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable...

PM signs book of condolence for Taiwan’s former president

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has joined the list of nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis who have...

Minister of Physical Planning says, Nevis construction sector remains buoyant

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Department of Physical Planning has recorded a steady number of applications for construction projects so far for 2020, which indicates...

Openings available for CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

Community Notice BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Department of Youth Empowerment is inviting applications from resident nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis to fill the...

Powell says, TVET Enhancement Project destined for greatness

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Hon. Jonel Powell, Federal Minister of Education described the multi-million-dollar St. Kitts and Nevis Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Enhancement...

COVID-19 sensitization sessions scheduled in tourism sector

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- In anticipation of the reopening of the borders of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the...

NIA praised for special Assembly sitting to mark the MV Christena Disaster

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Local commentator and journalist Stevenson Manners applauded the Nevis Island Administration for arranging the special sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly...

China Now Agrees To Inspection Of Fishing Fleet, Says It Will Leave Galapagos Waters By September.

China has agreed to allow Ecuadorian authorities monitor the movement of its fishing fleet and to make periodic inspections of its catches in waters...

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes 1,395 lbs Of Cocaine From Smugglers Off Central American Coast.

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard seized approximately 1,395 pounds of cocaine in late July with an estimated value of $24 million from a...

Jamaica Responds To Being Kicked Out Of Barbados’ Travel Bubble

Jamaica is still keeping Barbados and other Caribbean countries within its travel bubble despite a resurgence of the COVID-19 on some islands. Tourism Minister Edmund...

Dutch Treating Themselves To Vacations In Curacao.

OVER 8,000 STAYOVER VISITORS IN JULY WILLEMSTAD – August 5, 2020 – The Curaçao Tourist Board  is reporting 8,195 stayover visitor arrivals since the borders...

Bajans Make A Lot Of Sense On Covid-19 Testing.

Travellers to Barbados who are unable to receive a COVID-19 test in their country may do so on arrival in Barbados, where the test...

‘Travel Approved Seal’ to identify safe tourism industry operators

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The St. Kitts and Nevis Travel Approved Seal issued to tourism stakeholders upon completion of their mandatory COVID-19 sensitization sessions...

HE Sir Tapley offers condolences in passing of former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Book of Condolences was signed this morning (August 6) by the Governor-General,...

Education Ministers break ground for EC$4million technical wing on Nevis

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- History was made on the grounds of the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS) when Hon. Jonel Powell, Federal Minister of Education; and...

Officials warn against becoming complacent with COVID-19 regulations

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is cautioning citizens, residents, and business establishments against becoming complacent and being non-compliant...

Police encourage general public to obey COVID-19 regulations

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Superintendent of Police, Cromwell Henry, reminded the general public that the COVID-19 safety protocols were implemented in St. Kitts and...

Mosquito control can reduce Dengue, other diseases

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- As there has been an increase in rainfall, there has been an upsurge in mosquitoes, according to Chief Medical Officer,...

NOAA predicts ‘extremely active’ 2020 hurricane season

MIAMI -- Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season,...

Caricom Says Grow Your Own (Food, That Is).

The Caribbean Community wants to reduce its food import bill by at least 25% over the next five years. So says Mr. Joseph Cox,...

U.S. Virgins Screening Travelers For Covid-19 With Online Portal.

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced the launch of phase one of a new online portal that will help to prescreen and...

Authorities Take Injured Cormorant Under Their Wing

A seabird, apparently a long-eared cormorant, was rescued by vacationers on the stretch of beach between Chicxulub Puerto and Uaymitún, reports The Yucatan Times. The...

Bermuda Dealing With Scum

A large amount of naturally occurring microscopic marine life has resulted in areas of Hamilton harbour displaying a noticeable brown surface layer, known to...

New Twist In Jamaica Dreadlock Case

A school that said a student couldn't attend classes if she didn't cut her dreadlocks did not infringe on the child's constitutional rights, the...

Officials discuss COVID-19’s economic impact on the Federation

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, says his Government welcomes continued dialogue with members...

St. Kitts-Nevis Reparations Committee galvanizes local support

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The St. Kitts and Nevis National Reparations Committee is galvanizing local support from stakeholders to seek justice for the many...

New cricket facility honours former Nevisian batsman Livingstone Sargeant

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has partnered with several corporate entities in the construction of a new cricket practice facility, which...

Nevis agriculture at work impresses Ministry official

CHARLESTOWN Nevis – A visit to the Nevis agricultural sector was described by Ron Dublin-Collins, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture in St....

Premier Brantley thanks Kittitians who visited Nevis for Emancipation weekend

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley is expressing gratitude to the persons who traveled from St. Kitts to participate in the...

Expert on Beirut Disaster: Prevention Better Than Cure.

A CNN producer in Beirut has described the "chaotic scene," in the emergency room of one Beirut's hospitals, with doctors conducting triage as they...

More Photos from The Observer Pop Up Shop / Customer Appreciation Day

The Observer Pop Up Shop / Customer Appreciation. Was held last Friday in Nevis between Digicel and Solomon's Arcade. Children's Kiddies’ Corner was there...

SKNBS encourages caterers: Follow food-labelling standards

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Caterers are being encouraged to follow food labeling standards, according to Jermine Mike, Head of Standardization at The St. Kitts...

Second homicide in Nevis

By Monique Washington The island of Nevis has recorded it's the second homicide in 2020, during the island's current State of Emergency due to the...

Nevis restaurant, bar employees COVID-19 sensitization sessions

CHARLESTOWN Nevis -- In anticipation of the reopening of the borders of St. Kitts and Nevis, a series of COVID-19 sensitization sessions for ALL...

US Dollars For Diplomas: UWI Defends Price Hikes

Students have complained bitterly about scheduled fee increases related to currency exchange rates at the University of the West Indies. Complaints center on the...

UN Chief Outlines Plan To Save Our Future.

(United Nations, New York). The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities...

Trike Cyclist Teacher Takes Learning To Students

(AP). When the coronavirus pandemic closed Guatemala's schools in mid-March, teacher Gerardo Ixcoy invested his savings in a second-hand adult tricycle. Every day, the 27-year-old...

Jamaican Government Outlaws Crime: Plans To Dismantle Gangs, Eliminate Murder And Corruption.

Jamaica, August 3rd 2020. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness; Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips; and other key leaders across a...

Anguilla Ranked No. 1 Island In Caribbean Yet Again.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, IRELAND, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Travel and Leisure’s worlds Best Awards have once again honored Anguilla to be ranked...

Don’t Blame Virus, Covid-19 Victims Killing Themselves Say Scientists

(RT) The death rate from COVID-19 is almost ten times higher than that of the common flu, although it is less fatal in itself. The...

Many American Tenants Face Eviction

(AP). Families across the socio-economic and demographic spectrum in America are facing the terrifying prospect of becoming homeless. “I don’t have any money coming in....

Perroomies: Mexican Dogs Seek Shared Lodgings Online

(BBC.) A project set up up by an animal shelter in Mexico, in which people agreed to board dogs during the pandemic, has seen...

Judge Rules Poor In Puerto Rico Equal, Not Separate.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny Puerto Ricans living in the U.S....

Unheard Thelonious Monk 1968 High School Jazz Concert Finally Set For Release.

  (Impulse Records). In the fall of 1968, a sixteen-year old high school student named Danny Scher had a dream to invite legendary jazz pianist and...

One Woman’s Dream Of Homeownership In Jamaica Comes True

Tears filled the eyes of 46-year-old Michelle Cookhorn as she witnessed the recent breaking of ground for the construction of her first home in...

Them Belly Full But We Hungry

The World Food Programme (WFP) today said that the relentless rise of hunger, deepening inequality and an active hurricane season are threatening the people of...

It’s Not One Drug For One Bug Any More.

By the most recent estimates, the world has 140 potential COVID-19 vaccines under consideration, but only 28 of those have so far made it...

New Guyana President Finally Sworn In: Wants To Unite Country With New Found Oil Wealth.

Five months after a general election, the opposition candidate Irfaan Ali has been sworn in as Guyana's president reports the Guyana Department of Public...

Play Kiddies’ Corner! One child at the end of the month can win $100

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Pompeo to China: Quit Taking Away Shark’s Fins For Soup.

Ecuador's navy is keeping a close watch on a 260-vessel Chinese fishing fleet that is currently operating in international waters off the coast of...

Lesson Learnt: Virgins Get Wise And Adopt Satellite Technology For Disaster Management.

The British Virgin Islands has announced the installation of its first Satellite Emergency Operations Centre(EOC) at the East End/Long Look Fire Station following a...

Cup Match Mask Mania In Bermuda After Historic Annual Cricket Match Cancelled.

This week the Bermuda Minister of Health the Hon. Kim Wilson JP MP announced the winners of the Cup Match Mask Mania competition, which...

New COVID-19 Emergency Powers regulations now in effect through Aug. 8

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -– New Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, which came into operation at 5 a.m. August 1, shall remain in effect until 4:59am...

MV Christena Disaster: a defining moment in St. Kitts and Nevis history

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- The 1970 MV Christena tragedy was a national disaster that touched and affected all segments of our society, and one...

Tiny Helicopter To Fly On Planet Mars

Florida, August 1st, 2020. The latest space rover launched early Thursday morning on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida...

US Immigration Fees Sharply Increased

Florida, August 1st 2020. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore." That's what...

Sir Tapley salutes memory of lives lost on MV Christena

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The memory of the more than 200 passengers who lost their lives 50-years-ago when the MV Christena sank as it...

MV Christena Disaster resulted in better maritime safety standards

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – “The painful tragedy of the MV Christena Disaster on August 1, 1970, gave birth to improved ferry and maritime standards...

Prime Minister links MV Christena tragedy to later positive developments

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The MV Christena Disaster served to ignite strength and resilience, togetherness and the shared responsibility necessary for the nation to...

NIA active in making Nevis schools COVID-19 compliant

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Ministry of Education has started remedial work on the island’s public primary and secondary schools to...

NIA continues COVID-19 economic stimulus package

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says he is pleased that...

Kittitians invited to Nevis Emancipation Holiday Food and Culture Fair

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Kittitians are invited to celebrate the Aug. 3 and 4 during activities to celebrate and participate in public Emancipation Holiday events...

Flags to fly at half-mast on Aug. 1 to commemorate MV Christena Disaster

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has directed that all flags on government buildings in the Federation be flown...

Nevis Printing Pop Up Shop Was A SUCCESS!

Thank you everyone for visiting our Pop Up shop! Here are a few photos from a beautiful day in Nevis. More Photos will be added.  

Nevis Island Assembly commemorates MV Christena Disaster’s 50th anniversary

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – A special sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster was addressed on...

US delivers five tons of humanitarian aid to students, families

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The United States government and U.S. non-profit, Source Relief, delivered 10,665lbs of humanitarian aid to charities in St. Kitts and Nevis...

Tropical storm Isaias a reminder of hurricane dangers, being prepared

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Potential Tropical cyclone #9 drenched St. Kitts and Nevis with rain on late Tuesday and on Wednesday (July 28 and...

Cuban president congratulates PM Harris on re-election

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Cuban government to...

Alexandra Hospital benefits from additional equipment to fight COVID-19

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – An assortment of equipment to fight COVID-19 has been provided to the Alexandra Hospital by the Nevis Island Administration’s local and...

NIA addresses enrollment concerns for daycare centres, preschools

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Nevis Island Administration is working closely with stakeholders of public and private sector early childhood development centres, to address concerns...

Having diabetes does not increase risk of contracting COVID-19

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – “Diabetes does not increase the risk of a person contracting COVID-19, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws....

Federation works on plan to balance preserving life and restoring livelihoods

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – “The government is working on a carefully thought-out plan towards the reopening of the country and restoring livelihoods, while at...

16 of 17 confirmed COVID-19 patients in SKN have recovered

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Sixteen of the seventeen confirmed COVID-19 cases have recovered, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws during a press...

Officials reviewing additional income support as economy picks back up

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The issuance of a further income relief stimulus by the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board remains under consideration. ...

Department of Labour focused on processing severance claims

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Department of Labour is working assiduously to process severance claims by workers terminated from their jobs. Section 26 of the...

Flash flooding likely, stay clear of ghauts

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- As Tropical Storm Isaias passes St. Kitts and Nevis, individuals are encouraged to stay clear of ghauts as there is...

Order issued: NEMA coordinator urges everyone to stay-at-home

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Abdias Samuel, National Disaster Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has appealed to the general public to stay...

IATA predicts air traffic lull until 2024

GENEVA, Switzerland -- Global air traffic will not return to pre-coronavirus levels until at least 2024, a year later than previously anticipated, according to...

Tropical storm warning in effect for St. Kitts and Nevis

MIAMI – At 11 a.m. the US National Hurricane Center reported Tropical Cyclone No. 9 was at 15.8N 63.7W about 240 km/150 miles south-southeast...

COVID-19 discussion tops agenda at Post-Cabinet Team Unity meeting

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Team Unity Cabinet of Ministers met on Monday, July 27 at the Ministry of Finance Conference Room, under the...

Red Cross holds disaster management training workshops

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A five-day disaster management training workshop is being held at the Red Cross Headquarters in preparation for the peak of...

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