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New Rapid Antigen Tests Paid For By PAHO Could Transform COVID-19 Response In The Caribbean.

(PAHO) Washington D.C.--The new affordable, reliable antigen diagnostic tests recently approved by WHO that can be performed anywhere are set to transform the region’s...

Taiwan Technical Mission Helping St. Lucia Farmers To Grow Local Fruit And Veg.

CASTRIES, St. Lucia--In an effort to increase farmer production and sustainability, the Ministry of Agriculture in partnership with the Taiwan ICDF have been supporting...

Young Detainees Must Be Treated Properly In Guyana, Warns Childcare And Protection Chief.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--October 18th, 2020-Director of the Childcare and Protection Agency, Ms. Ann Greene has called for better treatment for young people who are arrested. "There...

Barbados Ministry Condemns Suggestive Pictures Of Adult And Child Circulating Island On Social Media.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--October 18th, 2020--The Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs has strongly condemned a series of inappropriate photographs of a mature female and...

Black Doctors In US Working On Fairer Covid-19 Testing.

Nina Feldman, WHYY--October 13, 2020--When the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia in March, Dr. Ala Stanford hunkered down at home with her husband and kids....

Which Islands In The Caribbean Were Settled First By Humans? Archeologists Have It Figured Out.

For the millions of people around the world who live on islands today, a plane or boat can easily enough carry them to the...

Jamaica Health Workers Now Training In Covid-19 Antigen Testing.

KINGSTON, Jamaica-October 17th, 2020--The Government has commenced training for health workers in the administration of the antigen test, which is to be utilized to...

Water distribution infrastructure becoming more efficient as usage increases

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Minister with responsibility for Public Infrastructure and Utilities, Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Shawn Richards, says that his ministry will...

National Assembly hears 2018 Social Security Financial Statement Report

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Two copies of the Report on the Audited Financial Statements of Social Security for 2018 were laid on the table...

18 schools benefit from USAID, CARICOM-funded water security project

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Eighteen schools across the twin-island Federation have benefited from the recently launched USAID and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Climate Change Centre...

Veteran Hilton manager named Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Assoc. president

MIAMI, Florida -- Puerto Rico’s Caribe Hilton general manager Pablo Jose Torres Sojo has been elected president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association...

Climate change adaptation project addresses water scarcity

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The implementation of a climate change adaptation project in St. Kitts and Nevis will address the scarcity of water that...

Trade-related claim against SKN discussed in National Assembly

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The public was updated on a trade-related claim that has recently been brought by the Government of Belize against the...

Just One Drug–Dexamethasone–Effective Treatment For Covid-19, Says WHO Chief.

“For the moment, the corticosteroid dexamethasone is still the only therapeutic shown to be effective against COVID-19, for patients with severe disease,” Tedros said...

OECS Permanent Delegation Protests Blacklisting Of Caribbean ‘Tax Havens’ At World Trade Organization.

NEW YORk, New York--Thursday, October 15, 2020 — At the General Council of the World Trade Organization, the organization’s highest decision-making body, the Permanent...

Breast self-exams, mammograms encouraged during Breast ‘Cancer Awareness Month’

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Both women and men should begin the practice of doing a monthly breast self-exam and ensure that they schedule regular...

Police arrest, charge Dequan Dore for possession of firearm, ammunition

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- On October 15, Dequan Dore of Carty Alley, Newtown was formally arrested and charged for the offences of Possession of...

Police investigating Basseterre fatality of 81-year old pedestrian

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred in the vicinity of the Queen Victoria Roundabout on October 15. ...

Hon. Eric Evelyn appointed to National Assembly Select Committee

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Hon. Eric Evelyn, Parliamentary representative for Nevis 10, and Minister of Environment and Cooperatives in the government of St. Kitts and...

American Airlines Flying To Cuba Again Novermber 4th, St. Kitts November 7th.

American Airlines plans to resume flights to Cuba on November 4, as revealed by the tourism portal Caribbean News Digital. The airline can only fly to...

“Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together”. That’s The Message From Trinidad On World Food Day, 2020.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--October 16th,2020--The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has announced that it is  happy to join with the global community...

Jamaica’s First National Women’s Shelter Ready, Announces Minister Olivia Grange.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--October 16th,2020--“The place is nice and clean and ready, except for one and two things,” said the Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and...

Caribbean Needs To Pivot To Information Technology, Urges Barbados PM.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--October 15th 2020--The Caribbean region has produced many outstanding citizens and can boast of solving complex problems, yet there remains a reluctance to...

US Billionaire Indicted In Biggest Ever Tax Fraud Case Involving Bermuda and Nevis Trusts And Shell Companies.

WASHINGTON, DC--October 15th,2020 — Houston technology executive Robert Brockman has been charged in the biggest tax evasion case in U.S. history after fellow billionaire...

Nevis Premier says furloughed Four Seasons workers entitled to all benefits

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- The Four Seasons Resort has restructured its operations and notified 280 workers that they are being furloughed. The Four Seasons said...

Re-Opening of Bayford’s Livestock Centre to enhance farming sector

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Team-Unity led Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has delivered on its promise to further enhance the livestock farming...

Republic of China (Taiwan) donates seeds, seedlings to boost Federation’s production

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Republic of China (Taiwan) continues to partner with the Department of Agriculture with its donation of seeds and seedlings...

PM shows appreciation to Ministry of Agriculture personnel

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the personnel...

Federation signs commitment for easy access to COVID-19 vaccines

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has taken the necessary steps and made the necessary commitments to ensure the...

Sports Minister tables Sports Policy 2020-2025 to ‘usher in a new era’

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The National Sports Policy which will chart a way forward for sports development within the Federation, was officially laid before...

Ministry of Agriculture helping farmers obtain sustainable water

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Over the next four to five years, the Ministry of Agriculture is moving towards helping farmers obtain water in a...

All 19 patients confirmed with COVID in the Federation have recovered

BASASETERRE, St. Kitts -- All 19 cases of COVID-19 have recovered Dr. Hazel Laws, Chief Medical Officer, reported during the October 14 National Emergency...

Firearm, ammunition found in Newtown following search

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- A man is in Police custody in relation to a firearm that was found in the Newtown area on October...

Federation records significant improvements in law and order

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Relative calm and peace is continuing in St. Kitts and Nevis throughout the year, as the Federation has recorded a...

Hon. Eric Evelyn tables first bill for its first reading in National Assembly

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Parliamentary representative for Nevis 10, Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Environment and Cooperatives in the government of St. Kitts and Nevis,...

155 Ross University students in quarantine after returning to Federation

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- One-hundred-fifty-five Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) students returned to St. Kitts and Nevis on October 14 and are...

PM debates National Assembly Elections (Amendment) Bill 2020

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- Another meaningful step towards electoral reform occurred on October 15, when the Timothy Harris-led Team Unity Administration moved the second...

Inbound travellers need to be quarantined to stop possible spread of COVID-19

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- As St. Kitts and Nevis prepares to officially reopen its borders on October 31; Superintendent of Police Cromwell Henry said...

Premier Brantley says, Nevis prepared, ready to welcome visitors

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- As the October 31, 2020 date for the re-opening of the Federation’s borders approaches, Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of...

Liverpool Gym Owner Faces Off Against Armed Police While Resisting Covid-19 Closure Orders.

(RT)--A gym owner in Liverpool, in the north of England, has shared a video of an armed police raid at his premises, during which...

Regularization of STEP workers planned on a phased basis

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- A phased approach to the regularization of STEP workers into the public service as Government Auxiliary Workers (GAEs) was discussed...

Workshop focuses on raising rabbits to provide income, food security

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Providing the Federation’s farmers with income and food security were discussed during an Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)...

Trinidad And Tobago ‘Serious’ About Public Sector Investment Program.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--October 14th,2020--The Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, Minister of Planning and Development is announcing to the public that Trinidad and Tobago’s Public Sector...

World Bank Approves US$ 12bn For Developing Countries To Buy Covid-19 Vaccines.

WASHINGTON, DC--October 14th, 2020--The World Bank said the financing program will include technical support to recipient countries so they can prepare for deploying vaccines...

50 Persons Benefit From Grant Proposal Training.

ROAD TOWN, BVI--October 14th,2020--Officers from around the public sector and leaders from the Territory’s community-based groups have received training on best practices when applying...

Stranded In The Andes: Peru Opens Machu Picchu For Single Tourist.

(BBC) Peru has opened the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu for a single Japanese tourist who had waited almost seven months to visit the...

Oct. 15 Bills for Parliament in a nutshell

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Several Bills will be tabled for first reading in Parliament on October 15. One Bill will receive its second reading. The...

Labour Department working overtime to process claim payments

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- Shernel James, Commissioner at the Department of Labour, said that her staff is going the extra mile, by working overtime...

Local fishermen encouraged to supply Basseterre, Old Road Fisheries

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Glynis Wilkes, Manager of the Basseterre and Old Road Fisheries Complexes, encouraged local fishermen from across the island to supply...

Oct. 5, 12, Post-Cabinet briefing

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Team Unity Cabinet of Ministers met on Monday, October 05, and Monday, October 12 at the Ministry of Finance...

Mexico ensures vaccine supplies for more than 100 million Mexicans

MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Government of Mexico formalized pre-purchase contracts for COVID-19 vaccine with AstraZeneca, CanSino Biologics and Pfizer to cover more than...

Pre-census Mapping and Listing activity on Nevis to commence October 16

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Department of Statistics and Economic Planning (DSEP) in the Ministry of Finance on Nevis will embark on a Pre-census Mapping...

Nevis launches joint Health/Tourism campaign ‘Today4Tomorrow’

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- A joint health and tourism campaign “#Today4Tomorrow,” has been launched by The Ministry of Health and the Nevis Tourism Authority ahead...

Republic Financial Holdings agrees to UN Principles for Responsive Banking

PORT OF SPAIN -– Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) has become an official signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking – a...

Prime Minister says manufacturing, tourist industries making a rebound

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Although the second quarter of 2020 witnessed the closure of the Federation’s manufacturing plant and tourism industry, Prime Minister the...

Island Constables attend courses to learn RLB International Airport procedures

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- Island Constables were educated on how their roles have evolved as a result of the changes to be put in...

Grand Bahamas Island Ready To Welcome Visitors To Stay In Place Vacations On October 15th, But November 1st Tourists Will Be Given Freedom To...

FREEPORT, Bahamas--October 8th, 2020--Beginning October 15th, Grand Bahama Island will enter Phase 3 of The Bahamas’ Tourism Readiness & Recovery Plan, ahead of the...

Not Just Tourism In St. Lucia, Manufacturers Succeed In Selling To Caribbean Area

CASTRIES, St. Lucia--October 14th, 2020--Another Saint Lucian manufacturer is set to further exports within the Caribbean Region in October 2020. Chemico (Chemical Manufacturing and Investment...

Sports More Than A Recreational Activity

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--October 13th,2020--Sports in Barbados must be seen as more than just a recreational activity; it can also be used to empower and enfranchise...

University Hospital Of West Indies In Pool Testing Partnership To Speed Up Covid-19 Testing Process.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--October 13th, 2020--The University Hospital of the West Indies (UWHI) in partnership with global healthcare company NovaMed has investigated a new, innovative high-throughput...

Queen Conch To Rule The Waves With Blue Biotrade Caribbean Economy Boost.

The global market for queen conch (Strombus gigas) – a sea mollusk or shellfish used in and exported from the Caribbean – was estimated...

Caribbean Blazes New Path Toward Protecting Fisheries And Corals.

(PEW Charitable Trust--Holly Binns and David Ortiz--October 13th,2020) Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are to get customized fishery rules. One size doesn’t fit all, and...

Seven bills for first reading, one for second reading in Oct. 15 National Assembly

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Order Paper has been circulated for a sitting of the National Assembly to be held at the National Assembly...

Gingerland Secondary students grateful for school supplies donated by Hon. Eric Evelyn

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth and Community Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), and area representative for St. George’s,...

‘Healthy Campaign’ to educate residents, visitors, travellers

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) in collaboration with the Nevis Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched an island wide “Health Campaign”...

Gingerland Preschool to benefit from Minister Evelyn’s financial donation

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth and Community Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), and area representative for St. George’s,...

Backyard Garden Competition promotes healthy eating, food security

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism launched its Backyard Garden Competition on October 10 at...

UN ‘International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction’ highlighted in Nevis

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- October 13 is the United Nation’s (UN) International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR) which aims to promote a global culture...

Barbadians Warned: “Better Safe Than Sorry”, After Schools Close For Huge Storm That Backed Off.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--It is better to be placed on alert and be prepared, than for there to be no alert and be caught by surprise. That...

Jamaica Puts Emphasis On Mental Health.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--October 12th, 2020--The Ministry of Health and Wellness is prioritizing mental health interventions in order to address issues that have surfaced or might...

Guyana Looking For More Airlift.

Copa Airlines is starting up again with flights to two new destinations added to the schedule. From its Hub of the Americas in Panama, Copa...

Passenger sues Caribbean Airlines after cocaine is allegedly planted in his luggage

NEW YORK--Simeon Wilson claims he lost his job and his good reputation after someone allegedly planted cocaine in his bag .Vacation became a nightmare...

BVI Has Committed To Public Register Of Company Ownership.

(Guardian). The government of the British Virgin Islands has finally committed to introducing public registers of beneficial ownership for companies incorporated in the tax haven. The...

Liberalization Of Telecoms Creates Level Playing Field In Guyana.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, said that benefits from the recently liberalized telecommunications sector in Guyana will have far-reaching impacts. The Head of...

Malaysian Prime Minister seeks closer ties with the Federation

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister of Malaysia, His Excellency Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, has expressed his commitment to work closer with St. Kitts...

Republic of China (Taiwan) acknowledges Sir Tapley’s message

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- His Excellency The Governor-General Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton GCMG, CVO, QC, JP, LL.D. received an acknowledgement...

SKN recognised for its proactive approach in preventing COVID-19

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has been recognised for taking proactive initiatives to create a safer environment for...

NEVLEC power outages to affect Gingerland, Cotton Ground Feeders

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -– Power outages will take place on October 13 in areas connected to the Gingerland Feeder and October 15 in areas connected...

CFBC ‘Memorial Lecture’ celebrates 32nd anniversary

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- October 9 marked the inaugural Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College’s (CFBC) Memorial Lecture, which explored the topic The Right to Education:...

CBIS receives Fire 7 tablets from RG Solomon & Sons Ltd.

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Local business RG Solomon & Sons Ltd., donated 14 Amazon Fire 7 tablets to the students of the Cecele Browne Integrated...

IWPS Grade 2-2 students receive gifts for winning Virtues Project

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Ivor Walters Primary School (IWPS) students received awards for their participation in an anti-bullying Virtues Project from Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior...

Through the generations, Nevis agriculture sector has always had a special place

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- “The agriculture sector on the island of Nevis has always had a special place in the heart of the people of...

Hired One Day And Fired The Next: That’s Politics In Bermuda.

HAMILTON, Bermuda--Premier, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP has released to the press a statement regarding the firing of a new member of the...

Trinidad Announces Extension Of Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--October 10th,2020--The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that on 10 October 2020, United States President Donald...

Report Establishes Sustainable Vision Planning For St. Lucia.

SOUFRIERE, St. Lucia--The Government of Saint Lucia continues its thrust to achieve long-term development which seeks to include Sustainable Development Goals, climate change resilience...

Dunn Tells Jamaican Firms To Increase Employee Engagement.

ST ANDREW, Jamaica--October 8th,2020--Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, is calling on businesses to...

Marine Resource Sector seeing major developments

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- The Marine Resource Sector within the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is seeing major developments, according to Minister of...

Ministry of Agriculture’s goal to enhance livestock farming

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Team Unity-led Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is committed to further enhancing the Agricultural Sector with increased developments...

Hon. Jeffers urges agricultural reforms, plans World Food Day activities

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- There is an urgent need for agricultural reform to expand the sector’s contribution to the Federation’s development trajectory, according to...

Jamaica Updates Covid-19 Pre-testing Requirement.

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – October 9, 2020 – Jamaica has announced revised measures for international travelers visiting the island with arrivals beginning October 10. These new...

Honorary Consul of Spain presents credentials to Minister Brantley

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Giselle Clarke-Farago, newly appointed Honorary Consul of Spain to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, presented her credentials to...

The UWI and University of St Martin sign MOU, marking historic solidarity

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The University of St Martin (USM), after a decade of working in close partnership with The University of the West Indies...

‘World Mental Health Day’ emphasizes adapting to stresses of life

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- “It's World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is, “Mental Health for All – Greater Investment – Greater Access.” World...

Barbados To Allow Religious Head Covers For Passport Photos (But Not Face Masks).

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--October 9th, 2020--Barbadians whose religious beliefs mandate that they keep their heads covered, will no longer be required to remove their headdress to...

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