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New York in New Record One- Day Death Toll, 731 of 5,489 Total

Scrutiny over New York's Covid-19 response has deepened after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state recorded its highest single-day increase in virus deaths...

Nevis Jr. Health Minister Lauds Nurses, Midwives

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS-- The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to mark...

To the Top of the World & Back, an Arctic Adventure

  TRAVEL by Eric Mackenzie Lamb   For those of us from the Caribbean, it’s nothing new to hear visitors enthusiastically tell us how lucky we are to...

Caribbean COVID-19 News

Posted on April 7, 2020By Azad Ali Caribbean The University of the West Indies (UWI) recently launched a task force to assist with the mobilization of the region’s...

ILO Claims Coronavirus is Causing Massive Work Loss

GENEVA (ILO News) – The COVID-19 crisis  is expected to wipe out 6.7 percent of working hours globally in the second quarter of 2020...

US Accuses Russia of Bribing FIFA to Hold World Cup

Russia bribed football officials for the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday in the first explicit...

Bahamas Grim Picture: 5 Coronavirus Deaths So Far

With five deaths and 29 confirmed cases, roughly 18 percent of COVID-19 patients have died in The Bahamas. The Bahamas has one of the highest...

COVID-19 Latest (April 7): Deaths Worldwide-75,896, Italy-16,523, Spain-13,341, US-10,962

Deaths worldwide have passed 74,000. There have been more than 1.3 million infections and more than 280,000 people have recovered. France recorded its highest daily...

US Pledges $700,000 to Jamaica Emergency Response

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The government of the United States has pledged US$700,000 to the government of Jamaica to help in the fight against...

Taiwan Pledges Support, Aid in SKN COVID-19 Fight

Ambassador Tom Lee   By Loshaun Dixon The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has re-expressed its support for  St. Kitts and Nevis in its fight...

Cuban Medics, in Quarantine, Not Yet Needed

By Loshaun Dixon The Cuban medical team brought in to assist local efforts against COVID-19 are yet to be deployed  since its members are in...

29 Curfew Arrests Rated Low…Supt. Henry

By Loshaun Dixon Arrests in relation to the 24-hour curfew are up to 29, Superintendent of Police Cromwell Henry has confirmed. Henry was speaking at a...

Harris, Amory Appear on ZIZ TV Today

The third weekly installment of Leadership Matters airing  Today, April 7th will feature Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, along with Senior Minister...

Jamaican Immigrant 1st Black Woman to Head US Military Sealift Command

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Among the thousands of Jamaican immigrants that move to the United States and maintain the standard of excellence is Navy Captian Janice...

Virus Fear: Guatemala Asks US to Reduce Deportees

BBC-Guatemala has asked the US to limit the number of people it puts on planes for deportation to Central American countries to 25, down...

Ecuador: Cardboard Coffins Issued to Bury Virus Dead

BBC- The authorities in Ecuador's most populous city, Guayaquil, say they are handing out 4,000 cardboard coffins amid a shortage of traditional wooden caskets. Forensic...

4th Nevis Virus Case Diagnosed

By Monique Washington A new case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in Nevis, the fourth on the island and 11th in the Federation. Chairperson for the...

ACP Adams: ‘Break Curfew, Get Arrested’

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 05, 2020 (RSCNPF): Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Adolph Adams, has assured that persons who breach the curfew conditions will...

Stay at Home: Quarantine Police On the Prowl

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, April 05, 2020 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) has commissioned...

Coronavirus: SKN & 24 Latino, Caribbean Nations in Food Pact

25 Latin American and Caribbean countries coordinate to support the regular functioning of the food system during the COVID-19 crisis April 3, 2020, Santiago de...

Coronavirus Around the World

US braces for painful week of loss in time of pandemic “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment.” That's how...

Barbados Bound Ventilators Seized by US

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados’ Health Minister Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic has sought to assure the country that there is no shortage of ventilators...

Lawsuit Aimed at Puerto Rico’s Strict Virus Curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The ACLU said Sunday it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico’s strict curfew against...

Experts: Virus Could Destroy Brazil’s Indigenous People

Indigenous communities in the Amazon region and elsewhere in Brazil are in danger of being "wiped out" by the coronavirus, according to health experts. Respiratory...

Queen Elizabeth Gives Hope to Virus Wracked Nation

The Queen’s address to the nation, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, was filled with words that have struck a chord with many...

A First: Big Cats at NY Zoo Catch Coronavirus

(CNN)- Nadia, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, has become the first of her kind to test positive for the...

Virus: UK PM Johnson Moved to Intensive Care, Foreign Sec. Takes Over Govt.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after being hospitalized Sunday with coronavirus, the prime minister’s office said Monday. “Over the...

PR Officials Find Lost Cache of Medical, Safety Supplies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico...

19 Killed in Another Mexican Drug Gunfight

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A big shootout between rival drug gangs killed 19 people in the northern Mexico border state of Chihuahua, state prosecutors’...

Harris Inspired by Federation Health Workers

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, April 05, 2020 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The excellent response of local healthcare practitioners on...

Virus: Prison Officials Took Protective Measures

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 03, 2020 (HMP): The management of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) took early steps to ensure the safety of members of...

Cricket West Indies Postpones England Tour

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua - Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have agreed to postpone the planned West Indies...

Address from PM Timothy Harris On WINN FM

Opening Statement by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris on WINN (98.9) FM’s “Inside the News” Saturday, April...

SKN Students Offered Free Online Classes

More than 130,000 kindergarten, primary and secondary school students across the Caribbean will benefit from the Flow Study program FREE of charge from now...

French Navy Support Ship to Caribbean

The French Navy (Marine Nationale) Mistral-class LHD Dixmude set sails for the French Antilles in the Caribbean this morning. The vessel will be providing...

UK’s Only Hospital Ship Sail to Caribbean as Virus Worsens at Home

The UK's only hospital ship set sail from Plymouth yesterday for the Caribbean to support British Overseas Territories during the upcoming hurricane season and...

Senior Minister: No Cheques Being Paid at Social Security Building Friday

Senior Minister and Minister with Responsibility for Labour and Social Security, Hon. Vance Amory, said there was no need for anyone to go to the...

STEP Staff and Participants Asked to Abide by State of Emergency Restrictions 

Director of the Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP), Mr. Emile Greene appealed Tuesday for all staff and participants in the programme to comply with...

Two Officers Promoted to Acting Sergeant, Five Others to Acting Corporal

Advancements were recently announced for several police officers, with two Corporals promoted to the rank of Acting Sergeant and five Constables promoted to Acting...

Health Official Recommends Wearing Face Masks in Public to Slow COVID-19 Spread

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis is advising all residents who will be out in public to consider wearing a face mask to...

Virus: US with Record 1,169 Daily Death Toll

The United States has recorded 1,169 deaths from coronavirus in 24 hours, the highest daily death toll of any country so far.  Six-thousand people...

Religious Bodies Encouraged to Virtually Connect to Members During State of Emergency

Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said his administration acknowledges and has the utmost respect for the role of the church in society,...

Citizens and Residents Encouraged to Utilize Stipulated Hours Friday and Saturday to Conduct Essential Business Only

An extended curfew and 24-hr lockdown will take effect Friday from 6:01 a.m. when the current lock-down expires, and Prime Minister and Minister of...

Virus: A&B’s Browne Seeks IMF, WB Aid to Rescue Caribbean Economies

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has written to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank...

St. Kitts and Nevis Confirms Another Case of COVID-19, Total Stands at 9

The Federal Ministry of Health announced Thursday evening at 11:04 a.m. Thursday, St. Kitts and Nevis recorded one additional case of COVID-19, briunging the...

Venezuelan Navy Ship Sinks After Attacking Cruise Liner

BY KYLE MIZOKAMI   RCGS RESOLUTE A Venezuelan patrol boat was sent to intercept the cruise ship Resolute, firing warning shots and ramming it several times. The cruise ship,...

Murder Rate Drops in El Salvador, COVID-19 to Blame

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s once-startling homicide numbers have fallen again, the government reported Wednesday, and some experts said the lock-down...

Virus: Peru Follows Panama in Movement Control by Gender

Peru has begun enforcing strict new measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease, restricting public movement by gender. Men can only leave home...

Republic Financial Donates $2M for Caribbean Corona Relief

  Castries, St. Lucia-  Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) has announced that the Republic Group will be making a contribution of the equivalent of US$2...

State of Emergency Extended to April 9

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has extended the state of emergency in the Federation — including the 24-hour curfew for citizens and...

Reports of Planned Police Roundup False

The public is being urged to rely on official sources for information after false news about a police roundup made the rounds on social...

Officials Expect Increase in COVID-19 Cases as Testing Ramps Up

The COVID-19 Situation Report for St. Kitts and Nevis as of Wednesday reports as of 3 p.m. there have been eight confirmed cases since...

PM Reiterates Steps to Staying Safe from COVID-19 as Country Enters Lockdown

As residents of St. Kitts and Nevis spend their days in lockdown in their homes, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris urged persons...

PM Commends Front-Line Officers for Leadership in Fight Against COVID-19

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, commended front-line officers for their leadership in the fight against COVID-19 during...

Website Set Up as One-Stop Shop for COVID-19-Related News and Information

An official website, covid19.gov.kn, has been set up as a one-stop shop for all COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019) related news and information in the Federation of...

US: Dire Corona Death Projections Casts Shadow Over Trump

Dire projections of U.S. deaths from the coronavirus are placing new scrutiny on the Trump administration's initial response while prompting questions about whether faster...

PM: Government Sensitive to the Needs of the Self-Employed

The government is sensitive to the needs of the self-employed, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said at the “Leadership Matters” virtual townhall...

People in Breach of Lockdown will be Charged as Outlined in the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations 2020

The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis was placed on a 24-hour curfew — a total lockdown — from 7 p.m. Tuesday until 6...

Philippeans: Virus Lockdown Protestors Will Be Shot

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical...

Mexico-UK: Repatriation Quid Pro Quo

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico allowed 46 British citizens to disembark from a cruise ship off its Caribbean coast and fly home, and in...

Corona Around the Caribbean

KINGSTON, Jamaica – In the one month it took the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to completely spread across the Caribbean, several islands have successfully managed to contain...

US Blocks Chinese Medical Shipment to Cuba

Cuba has slammed the US’ “criminal blockade” of the country after the embargo stood in the way of the delivery of Covid-19 test kits...

US Navy Ships in Caribbean Drug Patrols

BBC- The US says it is sending warships to the Caribbean to stop illegal drugs. "We must not let the drug cartels exploit the...

Florida Gov. Orders 30 Day Partial Statewide Lockdown

Gov. Ron DeSantis Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced he has signed an executive order requiring the state's residents to limit their movement outside of...

Virus: Five Arrested for Breaking Curfew

Police Superintendent Cromwell Henry   By Loshaun Dixon The police have confirmed five individuals have been arrested for breaking the 24-hour curfew which started Tuesday evening. Superintendent of...

SKN Residents Feel Early Morning Quake

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Eastern Caribbean early Tuesday morning and, while there were no reports of damage or injury, some residents...

Virus Effect: Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Canceled

The All England Club announced the annual tournament will not be held in 2020 and that the 134th edition of the Championships will be...

ILO: 5 Ways to Protect COVID-19 Health Workers

By Christiane Wiskow and Maren Hopfe ILO  Sectoral Policies Department   In many cities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak a nightly ritual has been taking place whereby...

Covid -19: Embassy in Taiwan Hosts Information Session, Sends Donated Ventilators to Federation

Students and nationals from Saint Kitts and Nevis were given the opportunity to learn more about the Covid-19 virus from Huang Ying-qui, a medical...

PM: COVID-19 Cases Will Decline if Residents Heed All Precautions

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honorable Timothy Harris, affims that COVID-19 cases will decline in the Federation if residents take...

PM: No Need for Impulsive Shopping

Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said during his address to the nation Monday that there is no need for impulsive buying. “There is an adequate...

Ministry of Community Development, Gender Affairs & Social Services Available During Curfew

With the nation in a complete curfew, the Ministry of Community Development, Gender Affairs & Social Services wishes advised that persons seeking urgent assistance...

For Trump, Reality Bites in Grim US Coronavirus Projection

Field hospital constructed in New York's Central Park   (CNN) President Donald Trump finally leveled with America about the desperate reality of the coronavirus pandemic, warning...

Virus Fear: Staff Flee Port-au-Prince General Hospital

The seafoam green rooms of the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince are predominantly empty this week, absent the doctors and nurses who refuse to work...

China Claims Cuban Drug Interferon Works On COVID-19

Among the drugs used for COVID-19 is a particularly promising Cuban compound called "Interferon alfa-2b," which has been successfully administered to Chinese patients. In Cuba,...

More than 30,000 Virus Deaths in Europe

The coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 30,000 people in Europe, just three weeks after the continent was declared the new epicentre of...

T&T Heading Towards 100 Coronavirus Cases, 3 Dead

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) jumped to 82 on Monday (March 30) as health authorities warned that...

Too Little, Too Late as Mexico Finally Takes COVID-19 Seriously

Commuters wear masks as they ride a bus, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Mexico's...

Virus Effect: Birds Take-Over Empty Lima Beach

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Agua Dulce beach is usually a sea of humanity, packed with as many as 40,000 people a day at the...

Facebook, Twitter Delete Fake Virus News from Brazil, Venezuela Leaders

Facebook and Twitter have deleted posts from world leaders for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. Facebook deleted a video from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that...

Emergency Powers: PM Harris Declares Curfew in Virus Battle

  By Monique Washington The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is now on a twenty-four-hour curfew effective from March 31 until Friday, April 3 at...

Taiwan Shares Expertise on COVID-19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) organized a video conference on COVID-19 between Chi Mei Medical Center in Taiwan...

Department of Agriculture Advises of COVID-19 Regulations, Trims Services

In light of COVID-19 State of Emergency, the Department of Agriculture notified the general public it will be open to sell only livestock feed...

As Cuba Struggles with COVID-19, Florida Worries

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Cuba appears to be struggling to contain the coronavirus. That has people calling for a complete suspension of flights that are...

Caribbean Totals: Dominican Republic Coronavirus Hotspot

The latest table of Caribbean coronavirus cases, with one revision-St. Kitts and Nevis has eight cases.  

Virus: BVI Asks for Cuban Medical Help

Road Town, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) requested the medical aid of 30 Cuban health professionals so...

Simple Blood Test Developed to Detect Cancer Before It Grows

A simple blood test can check for more than 50 types of cancer, often before any signs or symptoms, scientists say. It could help diagnose...

Puerto Rico Hit by Earthquake Amidst Virus Lockdown

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Puerto Rico at a shallow depth and was felt across the U.S. territory...

ILO Issues Guidelines for Supporting Workers’ Families

GENEVA (ILO News) – New guidelines for businesses, to help them support working families during the COVID-19 pandemic, have been issued by the International...

SKN: 34 Cuban Medics Arrive for Coronavirus Fight

By Loshaun DIxon Thirty-four medical professionals from Cuba arrived in the Federation Saturday to assist in the fight against COVID19.  Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Cuba...

Chamber of Industry and Commerce Statement on State of Emergency

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC) released the following statement Monday regarding Saturday’s declaration of a State of Emergency by the federal government...

St. Kitts and Nevis Confirms Additional Case of COVID-19, Total Now Stands at 8

St. Kitts and Nevis recorded one additional case of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to eight less than 24 hours...

US Drug Firm Develops COVID-19 Vaccine?

Johnson & Johnson says that it and the US government will invest $US1 billion to create enough manufacturing capacity to make more than 1...

Puerto Riico: 174 COVID-19 Cases, 6 Deaths

Puerto Rico had its largest single-day increase in new COVD-19 cases, 47, a sign that testing is ramping up but also that the virus...

School’s Out-Miami Distance Learning a Model to be Copied

MIAMI-DADE, Florida – Following a weeklong Spring Recess, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) resumes its Instructional Continuity Plan (ICP), the District’s distance learning model that...

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