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Premier Brantley asks churches to open doors for National Day of Prayer

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis Island Administration will join with the church community and members of the public on Nevis to observe the National...

Nevis Water Department to commence disconnections in April

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The following is an announcement from the Nevis Water Department regarding disconnections. The Nevis Water Department wishes to advise all of...

National domino competition: PM Harris congratulates sponsors, organisers

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Sponsor of the longest running domino league in the country, Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, on January 24...

‘Tour Around the Caribbean’ menu introduced by Nevis Department of Education

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Department of Education’s School Meals Programme on Nevis continues to find creative ways to broaden the culinary taste of young...

NIA announces National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration regarding a National Day of Prayer and...

Battle Royal Shaping Up for Trump Senate Trial

Allies of former President Trump are waging an intense pressure campaign aimed at convincing GOP senators to vote against his conviction in next month’s...

Nevis Water Department announces one-day closure

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The following is a notice from the Nevis Water Department in the Nevis Island Administration. The Nevis Water Department will be...

Mexico: Massacre of Migrant Guatemalans?

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Relatives of migrants from Guatemala said Monday they believe that 13 of the 19 charred corpses found in a northern...

Negative COVID-19 test required for travel to the US beginning today

WASHINGTON, DC -- A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind all travellers that...

WHO recommends follow-up care, low-dose anticoagulants for COVID-19 patients

GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that patients who have COVID-19 - both confirmed and suspected - should have access to follow-up...

Guyana Condemns “Illegal” Detention of Local Fishing Boats, Crews by Venezuela ...

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Guyana, Hugh Todd on Monday issued a protest note firmly condemning the illegal detention of...

Water Shortage a Growing Caribbean Problem

Noreen Nunez lives in a middle-class neighborhood that rises up a hillside in Trinidad's Tunapuna-Piarco region. Accessed by a long, winding road bordered by trees,...

More Anti-Lockdown Rioting Sweeps Holland

A third night of rioting has shaken the Netherlands as protesters rampaged through towns and cities around the country after government introduced a night-time...

Mexican President & Country’s Richest Person have COVID

Carlos Slim and his family are worth an estimated $52bn (£38bn), according to Forbes magazine Latin America's richest man Carlos Slim has tested positive for...

Corona Latest: Deaths-UK 104,000; US 431,000; Brazil-217,700

The data from the UK's national statisticians show there have been nearly 104,000 deaths since the pandemic began, the highest in Europe. The figures, which...

Jamaica: 4 Hacked to Death in Grisly Homeless Murder Spree

Lionel Johnson, 47, lights a cigarette while sitting outside the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation temporary night shelter on Church Street. Deported from...

S.A. Pres. Accuses Wealthy Nations of Hoarding COVID Vaccine

The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has called on wealthy countries to stop hoarding excess Covid-19 vaccines, as he said the world needed...

National Day of Prayer to be held Jan. 28 at Antioch Baptist Church

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has designated Thursday January 28, 2021, as a National Day of Prayer to...

New COVID-19 Variant Confirmed in St. Lucia

St. Lucia health authorities have reported that it had received confirmation from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) of five cases of the United...

Pres. of Suriname Positive for COVID, Cabinet Members Being Tested

President of Suriname, Chan Santokhi has tested positive for COVID-19 while several members of his Cabinet who were in contact with him in recent...

Basketball City sports a new look due to upkeep project

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Basketball City in Basseterre is sporting a new look thanks to an expanded upkeep project implemented by the Department of...

Police investigating circumstances of infant’s death

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Police are investigating the death of a six-month old infant who died on Friday, January 22. The Police visited...

Costa Rican scientists develop saliva tests for quick COVID-19 detection

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Scientists from the three principal public universities in Costa Rica, the University of Costa...

ILO expects uncertain, uneven labour market recovery

GENEVA – Tentative signs of recovery are emerging in global labour markets, following unprecedented disruption in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...

China In New Law Allowing Its Forces to Attack Foreign Ships

China has passed a law that for the first time explicitly allows its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels, a move that could...

Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Dies at 86

Baseball legend and longtime home run king Hank Aaron passed away Friday at the age of 86. The cause of death was not revealed,...

Report: Dull Economic Outlook for Caribbean, Cent. America

New York, Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The economic growth outlook for Central America and the Caribbean is restrained by multiple interrelated factors,...

Puerto Rico State of Emergency Over Violence Against Women

(Miami Herald) Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi declared a state of emergency Sunday over a tide of violence against women, a measure local activists...

Jamaica Beefs-Up COVID Testing to Meet New Int. Travel Rules

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that the country has bolstered its Covid-19 testing infrastructure to meet the growing demand for such...

France: Man Recovering after 1st Double Arm, Shoulder Transplant

It’s not clear how much Felix Gretarsson will be able to move his arms after the double transplant operation Photograph: Montgomery Martin/Alamy Stock Photo France-Presse An...

Trump’s 2nd Senate Impeachment Trial Begins Feb. 8

The Senate will start President Trump's second impeachment trial during the week of Feb. 8, Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) announced on Friday. "Both the House...

New UK Corona Variant Could be More Deadly

The new UK coronavirus variant may be 30% more deadly, Boris Johnson said on Friday as he warned of stricter travel curbs and continued...

US: Biden’s Trump Rollback Continues in His 2nd Week

Joe Biden will spend the second week of his presidency in much the same way he spent his first: signing a slew of executive...

WHO signs global initiative for COVAX-19 vaccines for all countries

GENEVA -- COVAX, the global initiative to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries, regardless of income level, has...

‘De Strip’ Project expected to be completed by second half of 2021

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Federation is expected to complete the ‘De Strip’ Project within a six month period, according to Minister of Tourism,...

Federation recognises 2021, ‘UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour’

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Federation recognizes 2021 as the United Nations designated year for the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. ...

Prime Minister Dr. Harris extends congratulations to President Biden, Vice President Harris

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has joined other Caribbean and world leaders in...

Police warn cannabis smokers, no lighting up of ‘spiff’ in public places

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Cannabis “spliff” smokers in St. Kitts and Nevis are being strongly cautioned to strictly follow the law of the land...

Alexandra Hospital launches Ambulance Services designated emergency number

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Persons wishing to access the Ambulance Service at the Alexandra Hospital on Government Road, now have a designated number to do...

Trump Impeachment Charges to Senate Monday

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Friday that the House will deliver an impeachment article against President Trump to the Senate on...

US: Nation’s Economic Woes Continue as Virus Rages

President Joe Biden's administration released its strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic yesterday. At the same time, he has to confront the worst economic...

Pres. Biden Orders Int. Air Travelers to Quarantine on Arrival in US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden issued an executive order on Thursday that would require international air travelers to quarantine upon U.S. arrival,...

Jamaica’s COVAX Facility Will Begin Corona Vaccinations April 21

Jamaica’s health and wellness minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton announced that Jamaicans will begin getting vaccines from the COVAX Facility on April 21. Dr Tufton made...

Peru: Medics on Hunger Strike Over COVID Funding as Cases Soar

(CNN) Some Peruvian medics are going on hunger strike to demand more funding as cases of Covid-19 spiral in the country, according to...

PAHO Director Urges Strict Govt. Pandemic Health Controls

  The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr Carissa F Etienne has urged the Region of the Americas, including the Caribbean, to...

US Inauguration: The Mass Protests that Never Happened

Forbes- Preparing for the worst after this month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, states across the country which had been warned of potential...

Cricket: Bangladesh Bowls Out West Indies for 148

Alzarri Joseph (L) takes a run as Mehidy Hasan throws the ball during the second one-day international cricket match between Bangladesh and West Indies...

5 Dead in Fire at World’s Biggest Vaccine Plant

New Delhi, India (CNN) A fire that broke out at a facility of the world's biggest vaccine maker that killed five people would not...

James Bond Film Now Delayed Until October

The much-anticipated James Bond flick had already been pushed back twice due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Daniel Craig's final jaunt as the suave...

US Senate: Different Leadership, Same Hostility?

US Senator Mitch McConnell (L) and new Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer The leaders in the Senate are switching places amid questions over whether their...

Residents requested to keep St. Kitts and Nevis denegue-free

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- St. Kitts and Nevis’ Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws has called on residents to be vigilant in eliminating any...

NIA lobbies hotels, supermarkets, restaurants to buy local produce

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Hotels, restaurants and supermarkets are being urged by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, to purchase food from local farmers and...

Biden Lays Out Virus Plan, Months to Bring COVID Under Control

President Biden on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive strategy to address the coronavirus pandemic while warning that it would take months for his administration’s actions...

Ministry of Health urges: Stay calm, safe as influenza season pick’s up

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Health authorities in St. Kitts and Nevis are noting a gradual increase in persons exhibiting flu-like symptoms. Chief Medical Officer...

Physical Planning and Environment Department strives for efficiency in 2021

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- A programme of efficiency to ensure timeliness in its assessment approval process will be implemented in 2021 according to Deora Pemberton,...

Federation’s National Report highlighted during UNHRC Review

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- St. Kitts and Nevis participated in the January 19 virtual session of the Third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the...

Late Butch Stewart’s Son Takes Over Sandals Resorts

Adam Stewart, the son of late Jamaican tourism pioneer and businessman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, has succeeded his father as executive chairman of Sandals Resorts...

Entire Cuban Population to Get Homegrown Corona Vaccine

Cuba is aiming to vaccinate its population this year with its own vaccine, which would be the first developed in Latin America. The country claims...

COVID: Brazil Officials were Warned a Week Before Manaus Oxygen Ran Out

(CNN) Local and federal officials in Brazil were warned of looming oxygen shortages nearly a week before crisis struck in the city of Manaus,...

More Haiti Protests Against Pres. Moise

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through Haiti’s capital in another protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse. The crowd clashed with...

Jamaica Seeks Closer Ties With USA

The Government of Jamaica has signalled an intention to deepen its ties with the United States following the inauguration of a new Administration yesterday. In...

Pres. Biden in Record Setting First Day in Office

US President Joe Biden has begun to undo some of Donald Trump's key policies, hours after being sworn in. In his initial acts as the...

US VP Harris’ Uncle: ‘You’ve Been Doing Fine, Keep it Up’

  Hours before Kamala Harris's historic inauguration as US Vice President, her ancestral village in Tamil Nadu celebrated with firecrackers, sweets and customized calendars of...

US States Slow to Promote Getting Corona Vaccination

By Steve Miller, RealClearInvestigations HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- On Interstate 59, a neon billboard used by the Alabama Department of Public Health advises motorists to get...

Singer Robbie Williams Gets COVID Holidaying at St. Barts

"He’s confined to the villa where he is staying with his family. He will have to remain in quarantine for up to 14 days." Robbie...

COVID Latest: UK with Daily Record 1,820 Deaths, US-415,800 Total Deaths as Biden Acts

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned "there will be more to come" as the UK recorded its highest number of coronavirus deaths in a...

Levon ‘Mackie’ Tross calls for greater respect, education for Nevis farmers

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- McLevon 'Mackie' Tross, one of the island’s leading farmers in the use of greenhouse technology on Nevis, has underscored the need...

Alexandra Hospital surgical team praised for saving shark attack victim

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The surgical team at the Alexandra Hospital is being congratulated for life-saving surgery on a shark attack victim by doctors in...

‘De Strip‘ Beach nourishment, enhancement project underway at Frigate Bay

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A beach nourishment project to enhance the beauty of ‘de strip,’ located in the Frigate Bay area has been embarked...

Biden Takes Oath as 46th President, Vows to Unite the Divided States of America

Joe Biden was sworn in on Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, capping a winding political career and marking the beginning...

Post-Cabinet briefing for Monday, January 18

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Team Unity Cabinet of Ministers met on Monday, January 18, 2021, at the Ministry of Finance Conference Room, under...

2021 Archives by Month

January 1, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 15, 2021

COVID: Jamaica Opposition Blasts Govt. Plan to Vaccinate Only 16% in 2021

Jamaica's Opposition Leader Mark Golding has labelled the Government's plan to immunise 16 per cent of the population this year as “unsatisfactory”, arguing that...

As SV&G Corona Cases Spike, PM, in Denial, Declares Public Holidays

Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves again rejected the imposition of curfews, a state of emergency, and outright lockdown...

Dominican Republic Holds First National Chocolate Festival, Online

A historic first was recorded in The Dominican Republic, which recently held its debut National Chocolate Festival in Santo Domingo, celebrating some of the...

Universal Periodic Review: UK Urges SKN to Continue Work on Human Rights

In a statement at a UN meeting on the 37th Universal Periodic Review, the United Kingdom welcomes St Kitts and Nevis’ engagement with the...

UK: PM Johnson Wins Vote Allowing Trade Deals with Genocidal Nations

Boris Johnson has narrowly won a vote to let the UK strike trade deals with countries that are committing genocide. The prime minister failed to...

‘Shameful’: US Virus Deaths top 400K as Trump Leaves Office

By ADAM GELLER and JANIE HARtoday Registered nurse Nikki Hollinger cleans up a room as a body of a COVID-19 victim lies in a body...

President Biden Takes On Huge Challenges

After his inauguration today (Jan20), President Joe Biden will take the reins of power amid huge challenges — and he will likely need some...

Trump Pardons Bannon, More than 100 Others

President Trump on Wednesday granted clemency to more than 100 people in one of his final acts as commander-in-chief, including his former chief strategist,...

Caribbean Development Bank elects Dr. Gene Leon president

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Dr. Hyginius ‘Gene’ Leon has been elected president of the Caribbean Development Bank by the institution’s board of governors. He will...

Deputy Premier Jeffers calls on stakeholders to keep the momentum in agriculture

CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS -- Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have been called on to keep the momentum sparked by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Jan. 31 deadline to apply for US$50,000 beekeeping grant

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Civil Society Organizations in St. Kitts and Nevis are invited to apply for grant funding of up to US$50,000 to...

Senator McConnell Blames Trump for Capitol Attack

Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday accused President Trump of provoking the violent crowd that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan....

New Immigrant Caravan: Mexico Wants a Solution from US

The caravan of migrants blocked a key road after being halted by police in Guatemala at the weekend Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has...

Guyana Getting Field Hospital from Qatar

The COVID-19 fighting capacity of Guyana is set to be boosted with the arrival of a field hospital from Qatar, later this week. Minister of...

Trump Leaves a Divided, Virus Crippled Nation

Guardian (UK)  In a cold, sombre, damp Washington four years ago this Wednesday, Donald Trump took the oath of office as the 45th president...

Wash. DC Under Military, COVID Lockdown for Unique Inauguration

Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Amid a global pandemic and the heaviest security of any inauguration in modern American history, President-elect Joe Biden is set...

Will Biden Make Good on Promise of Citizenship for Caribbean Immigrants?

During the 2020 Presidential campaign, one of the major promises by the Biden/Harris ticket was to create a pathway to citizenship for all Caribbean...

Per Capita UK Corona Death Rate Soars, St. Lucia Offers Free COVID Tests

The latest statistics on coronavirus fatalities have revealed that the UK currently has the highest per capita death rate of any country in the...

Colombia’s Growing Hippopotamus Population Poses Problems

The hippopotamus population has grown steadily and the animals have become a hazard, the study argues. (CNN)Colombia's best-known drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar, may have been...

New COVID Variant Spreading Through West US

Scientists have discovered a new coronavirus variant in California as the state continues to struggle with a rising number of cases and deaths. The strain...

2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

Child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has considerably...

Island of Tasmania Has100% Renewable Power

  The Tasmanian government has declared that it has become the first Australian state, and one of just a handful of jurisdictions worldwide, to be...

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