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Graduating RSCNPF female recruits increase by 26 percent in 2020

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The number of female recruits who graduated from the Police Training Complex on July 9 increased by 26 percent, according...

Cabinet asks: Should Dr. Douglas reimburse salary over-payments

BASSSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, said that the Team-Unity Government will seek legal...

Cabinet seeks legal advice on payments to Dr. Douglas

Team-Unity Government is seeking legal advice to determine whether Dr. Denzil Douglas should reimburse monies paid to him while he sat in Parliament, according...

Government reviewing COVID-19 stimulus package

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, said that the Cabinet will soon be advised as to the way...

CCJ invalidates Guyana Court of Appeal’s June 23 judgment

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- In a judgment delivered today, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that the judgment handed down...

IBO FYAH GOES TREND WITH ‘FEEL THE VIBE’

IBO FYAH GOES TREND WITH 'FEEL THE VIBE'   Conscious reggae recording artiste Ibo Fyah is generating a massive online buzz with the single, 'FEEL THE...

Throne Speech outlines Team Unity’s five-year goals

The people-centered Team Unity administration has pledged to do even more in its second term to uplift the people of St. Kitts and Nevis...

Republic of China, Federation implement Chronic Metabolic Disease control project

A signing ceremony to implement a project to prevent and control Chronic Metabolic Disease was held on July 7 at the Ministry of Health...

Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs streamlines related departments

Basseterre’s legal operations are being streamlined into one building by the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, according to Honourable Vincent Byron, Attorney General...

Sir Seaton outlines Constitutional reforms

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis will undertake several constitutional reform measures over the next five years. According to Governor-General Sir S.W. S....

Land Registry upgraded, lists almost 6,000 parcels

Close to 6,000 land parcels have been registered in St. Kitts and Nevis during 18 months after work began in January 2018 at the...

Third Magistrate Court opening planned

A third Magistrate Court is scheduled to open at the end of September in Basseterre, St. Kitts. It will improve the administration of justice...

Hon. Anthony Michael Perkins opens July 8 National Assembly

Hon. Anthony Michael Perkins returned as Speaker of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly and Dr. Bernicia Nisbett was administered the Oath of...

2019 Archives By Month

January 4, 2019 January 11, 2019 January 18, 2019 January 25, 2019 February 1, 2019 February 8, 2019 February 15, 2019 February 22, 2019 March 1, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 15, 2019 March 22,...

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Dr. Bernicia Nisbett to serve as Deputy Speaker in the National Assembly

Dr. Bernicia Nisbett, a resident of Saddlers village, was sworn in Tuesday as the newest Senator in the National Assembly of St. Kitts and...

2018 Archives By Month

January 5, 2018 January 12, 2018 January 19, 2018 January 26, 2018 February 2, 2018 February 9, 2018 February 16, 2018 February 23, 2018 MORE TO COME...

2017 Archives By Month

December 22, 2017 December 29, 2017 MORE TO COME...

Ross University veterinary students return to campus tomorrow

Students will follow strict protocols to maintain the health and safety of our community. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) students will be welcomed...

COVID-19 Report: Commission predicts major long-term impacts

Measures taken so far: Important but insufficient The economic crisis generated by coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is having a major impact on the countries of Latin...

Govt. Assures Hushpuppi a citizen through Marriage

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis have assured that Ramon Olorunwa Abbas alias ‘Ray Hushpuppi’ is not a citizen of the Federation through...

2020 Archives By Month

January 3, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 17, 2020 January 24, 2020 January 31, 2020 February 7, 2020 February 14, 2020 February 21, 2020 February 28, 2020 March 6, 2020 March 13, 2020 March 20,...

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

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Out of Circulation

Out of Circulation Those of us old enough remember may recall the days of the brassy penny and ha’penny (half penny), and remember when they...

Seventy six days later, SKN records another COVID-19 case

Another case of COVID-19 has been recorded in St. Kitts and Nevis the Minister of Health Akilah Byron-Nisbett has announced. Byron-Nisbett said the additional case...

SKN cautious on border reopening

As some territories in the Caribbean and countries around the world start to welcome visitors after closing their borders due to COVID-19, the Federation is...

Chela’s Bar and Home set ablaze

By Monique Washington Chela’s Bar and the home of the owner Isabel Palmer who lives in Charlestown was set ablaze in the early hours of...

THE CITY OF FOUR THOUSAND TEMPLES     TRAVEL: by ERIC MACKENZIE LAMB 

THE CITY OF FOUR THOUSAND TEMPLES TRAVEL: by ERIC MACKENZIE LAMB Image by the author.   BAGAN, MYANMAR: Looking back at the many unusual destinations which I’ve had...

AP Report: Virus Soars in Sunbelt States, Brazil

Virus cases soar in US Sunbelt, other states stop reopening; Closing bars to halt spread backed by science Arizona's outbreak has grown in severity across the...

Legendary Cricketter Sir Everton Weekes Dies at 95

BBC- Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes has died at the age of 95. Weekes, who scored 4,455 runs at an average of 58.61...

Caribbean, Latin Amer. Hit with High Unemployment, Economic Decline

(Lima, Peru) – The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented impact on Latin American and Caribbean labour markets, which have already experienced a sharp...

Dr. Harris Explains Role of Development Bank

The Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis was established by Government to facilitate better coordination of Government policy initiatives to sectors that had...

Brantley Wants Work to Begin on Pinney’s Park

The Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is eager to see work commence on...

Most Stimulus Funds Given to People

By Loshaun Dixon   About $80M of the $120M stimulus package, announced to offset the financial impact of COVID-19, has been spent, according to Prime Minister...

Federation Gets Back to Work-PM Harris

The St. Kitts and Nevis export manufacturing sector which contributes in a tangible way to the country’s socio-economic activity is putting behind the challenges...

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Corona: US Health System Unprepared, 500 Virus Cases in Timbuktu

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and it lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. An...

Anquilla: Newly Created Party in Surprize Near Landslide Poll Win

The British Overseas Territory of Anguilla is undergoing an important political change with the victory of a newly created organization led by Dr. Ellis...

Jamaica Leads the Way in Virus Testing US Tourists

In what could be a future widespread Caribbean procedure, visitors traveling to Jamaica from Florida and other states in the United States will be...

Nevis Truckers Assist Hardship Hit Single Mothers

Ms. Natasha Jeffers, a young single mother on Nevis, was the first of 10 single mothers to receive a food voucher gift from a...

Mexico: Suspect Arrested in Trainee Teachers Disappearance

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The relatives of the missing students say they have no trust in the original investigation   Prosecutors have...

African-Caribbean Centre Opened at UWI, Jamaica

A centre designed to coordinate public policy and advocacy by fostering development relations between the Caribbean and Africa was launched at The University of...

WHO Chief: Worst Could Be on the Way

The head of the World Health Organization is warning that the COVID-19 pandemic is speeding up, and he criticized governments that have failed to...

80 OAS Observers Arrive in DR for July 5 Election

The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the Extraordinary General Presidential, Senatorial and Deputation Elections in the Dominican...

COVID-19 LATEST (July 4):Deaths Worldwide-529,403; US-132,101; Brazil-63,254; UK-43,131

What you need to know Anyone traveling from the US to Britain will have to self-isolate for 14 days starting on July 10. The US was...

US, China, Brazil Travelers to be Blocked from EU Nations; Japan Ban on Some Caribbean Tourists

The EU has named 14 countries whose citizens are deemed "safe" to be let in from 1 July, despite the pandemic - but the...

Corona World Report: US Near Tipping Point

(CNN) Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar warned Sunday that the "window is closing" for the United States to get the coronavirus pandemic...

Trump People Aware of Russian-Taliban Bounty in 2019

AP: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019; GOP lawmakers urge action after briefing Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of...

More Praise for Federation’s Pandemic Response

St. Kitts & Nevis, recently lauded by the BBC and Sky News for its response to the pandemic, has now been included in Tripoto’s...

Mexico City Ends Lockdown as Death Toll Rises

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City began allowing more businesses to reopen Monday, after almost three months of various types of lockdowns. Some city subway...

Venezuela’s Maduro Kicks Out EU Ambassador

BBC-Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has ordered the European Union's ambassador to leave the country within 72 hours. Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa's expulsion came hours after the...

Stimulus Deal Discussed Tonight on Leadership Matters

TUESDAY  (JUNE 30TH) NIGHT’S LEADERSHIP MATTERS WILL UPDATE THE PEOPLE OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COVID-19 STIMULUS PACKAGE June 29th, 2020 The St....

Hurricane Relief Program to be Replaced by Wider Scheme

The Hurricane Relief Program, which was set up in 2017 to assist homeowners whose residences damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, will be replaced...

Keys Village Man Charged with Harboring Illegal Haitian Immigrants

By Loshaun Dixon A resident of Keys Village has been formally arrested and charged by the Police for harboring illegal immigrants on his property. Police have...

Nevis Power Outage-Gingerland Feeder

 NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 29, 2020) -- The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) wishes to advise customers on the Gingerland Feeder from Liburd Hill...

Locust Swarm Threatening Argentina, Brazil

Brazil and Argentina are monitoring the movements of a large swarm of locusts, which has been eating its way through crops in the region. The...

Bahamas PM Pleads with Citizens Not to Travel Abroad

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday begged Bahamians not to travel abroad as some countries experience significant spikes in COVID-19 cases...foremost among these is...

Burmese Adventure: City of 4,000 Temples

THE CITY OF FOUR THOUSAND TEMPLES     TRAVEL: by ERIC MACKENZIE LAMB   THE CITY OF FOUR THOUSAND TEMPLES TRAVEL: by ERIC MACKENZIE LAMB Image by the author. BAGAN, MYANMAR:...

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

Here to download a print quality Kiddie Corner. Click here to download a print quality My Healthy Plate Activity.   The Observer would like to help one...

PM Johnson Says Pandemic a ‘Disaster’ for UK

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the construction site of Ealing Fields High School in west London   LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged...

2nd Dust Storm Wave Hits East Caribbean

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A second wave of Saharan Dust is reportedly on its way and has already started to move across the eastern Caribbean. Predictions...

Virus Surge: Miami Cancels July 4th, Bars Closed Again Statewide

After seeing a massive increase in COVID-19 cases last week, Mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos Gimenez has announced that beaches will be closed for...

Virus Effect: Caribbean Poverty Could Skyrocket

SANTIAGO – Two United Nations agencies have warned that more than 83 million people may slide into extreme poverty and hunger in 2020 in...

Ending Lockdowns Backfire as Virus Cases Soar

World hits coronavirus milestones amid fears worse suffering to come; Fate of vaccine sprint facing key weeks The world has reached two grim milestones — 500,000 confirmed...

Election Sour Grapes?Labour Party Back in Court Crying Foul

The St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party is challenging the result of the general election. This, despite the fact election monitors and several major...

Virus Effect: LIAT Folds, New Carrier to be Formed

by Laura Ash The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has announced Caribbean airline LIAT would be liquidated following a series of unsuccessful...

Mexico: Criminal Gangs Challenge Power of State, State Fights Back

Mexican authorities have carried out a series of raids while investigating the attempted assassination of Mexico City's police chief, according to local media. Omar García...

Unity! What Unity?

Examining famous quotes could be very inspiring at times. In talking about those of us who like to say that what we have, we got...

World Met Org. Issues Bulletin on Sahara Dust Storm

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued its annual Airborne Dust Bulletin on the incidence and hazards of sand and dust storms, which have...

Mottley: Guyana Election Has ‘Not Portrayed Our Caribbean Region in Best Light’

STATEMENT by the Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados on the Electoral Crisis following Guyana’s...

New Health Centre Named for Sylvia Garnette

The new health centre on Station Street in Tabernacle Village will be commissioned and renamed in honour of former Matron Nurse Mrs. Sylvia Garnette,...

US Health Officials: 20 Million Americans Have Had the Virus; World Corona News

“Our best estimate right now is that for every case that was reported, there actually are 10 more infections.” That's how one senior U.S. health...

COVID-19 LATEST (June 29): Deaths Worldwide-504,613; US-128,437; Brazil-57,658; UK-43,550 –

What you need to know More than 10.1 million coronavirus cases have been recorded worldwide, including at least 501,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins...

Coast Guard Ship Scores $118M Worth of Cocaine

The US Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Vigilant returned to its home in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Wednesday, following a 40-day mission in the Western...

Cuba FM Brands ‘Perverse’ US Attempt to Sanction Nations Taking Cuban Medical Aid

Moscow, June 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza described as perverse the attempts of US congress members to propose sanctions against countries...

DR Investigating Twins 1st Baseman for Kidnapping, Assault

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic are opening an investigation into allegations Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sanó participated in...

Ex-Champ Duran Tests Pos as Panama Sees Surge is Virus Cases

PANAMA CITY (AP) — In the weeks since Panama loosened restrictions in an attempt to gradually reactivate its economy, new coronavirus infections have surged,...

Peru’s Early Lockdown Hasn’t Stopped COVID-19

BBC- Peru imposed one of the earliest and strictest lockdowns in Latin America to stop the spread of coronavirus - but it now has...

Nevis Launches Virtual Mango Festival 2020

Charlestown, Nevis...This year’s annual Mango Festival 2020 is being held virtually in lieu of the traditional physical event on the island.  This is due...

13 Illegal Haitians In Custody-Being Tested for Coronavirus

By Loshaun Dixon Thirteen Haitians have been captured and are in police and immigration custody after they illegally entered the Federation earlier this week. Commissioner...

Smaller Facility Now In Cards for Vance Amory Airport

The Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has revised its plans to transform the Vance W. Amory International...

Virus Effect: US Democrats to Hold Virtual Presidential Convention

Democrats will hold an almost entirely virtual presidential nominating convention Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee using live broadcasts and online streaming, party officials have said. Joe...

Virus: Resurgent 1st Wave Hits Trump’s Red State Base, Florida Sets Record, NY Imposes Quarantine

HOUSTON (AP) — A coronavirus resurgence is wiping out two months of progress in the U.S. and sending infections to dire new levels across...

Haiti Recrds 113 New Corona Cases in One Day, 5,324 Total

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti recorded 113 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) including one death, over the past 24 hours as the...

Guyana: World Democracies Call for Vote Recount To Be Respected

Envoys to Guyana from several of the world's major democracies have called on election officials to accept the result of a national recount of...

Criticism of Mexican President’s Plan to Meet Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to travel to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump,...

Israeli Firm to Market Coronavirus Proof Face Mask

An Israeli start-up firm behind a reusable anti-viral mask has said it expects its technology will be shown to neutralise 99 percent of the...

Royal Caribbean Group Writes Off Summer 2020 Cruises

Royal Caribbean has joined the growing list of cruise lines abandoning the idea of a return to service in the summer, now choosing autumn...

Virus Effect: IMF Predicts Deeper Recession and Slow Recovery

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday forecast a deeper recession for this year and a slower and uncertain recovery for next year after the...

Cabinet’s Initial Meeting for a Stronger, Safer Future

By Loshaun Dixon   The new Federal Cabinet met the first time since being sworn in for its second term Monday at the Ministry of Finance...

Aid for Youth and Agricuture Stressed by PM Harris

The youth of the Federation and the agricultural sector were areas of particular interest to Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris during his latest appearance...

CCJ Orders Guyana to Freeze Election Process Pending Another Appeal

THE Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), on Tuesday, ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to halt the electoral process pending its decision on whether...

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