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St. Kitts and Nevis borders to reopen Oct. 31

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis will fully reopen its borders to international commercial flights and travellers beginning October...

Post-Cabinet Briefing: Reopening borders discussed

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Team Unity Cabinet of Ministers met on Monday, September 28 at the Ministry of Finance Conference Room, under the...

Department of Environment focus on single-use plastics ban

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- The Department of Environment is focusing on banning the use of single-use plastics in St. Kitts and Nevis to reduce...

Code Review Committee to focus on improving building accessibility

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Development, Planning and Building Board in St. Kitts is moving to establish a Code Review Committee that will focus...

PM Harris encourages water conservation, energy preservation

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Tips to encourage the public to preserve St. Kitts and Nevis’ environment and reduce our vulnerability to climate change,...

Alternative solar energy site, street light replacement to reduce fossil fuel use

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, The establishment of the largest solar plant in St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as the replacement of street lamps, is...

It’s No Joke: BVI Swift Boat Intelligence Scandal Quickly Squashed By Top Customs Official.

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands--September 30th, 2020--The BVI government released a press release saying that Wade Smith, Chair of the Joint Taskforce and Commissioner...

Deal Or No Deal? Huge Airline Furloughs In US Could Mean Unfriendly Skies Over The Caribbean.

WASHINGTON, DC--September 30th, 2020--American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House failed to...

This Is A Really Big Deal: Guyana Signs Off On Historic $7.4 TRILLION Oil Production Agreement.

DEORGETOWN, Guyana--September 30th, 2020─Minister of Natural Resources, Vickram Bharrat on Wednesday signed the Payara offshore development license with ExxonMobil, effectively catapulting Guyana’s petroleum sector...

Antigua and Barbuda Re-elected To Presidency Of The Caribbean Telecommunications Union.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago--28th September 2020–-Represented by Melford Nicholas, Minister for Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Antigua and Barbuda was re-elected...

Holness Calls For COVID-19 Pandemic Sustainable Global Recovery Plan.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--September 30th,2020--Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is calling for an extraordinary, inclusive and sustainable global management and recovery process for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He...

Government gives high priority to protecting the environment

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Team Unity Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, in its second term in office, has placed a higher priority...

ILO: 34 million jobs lost in Latin America, Caribbean due to crisis

LIMA, Peru –- The International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned of the need to adopt immediate strategies to face the labour crisis caused by...

Oldie Goldie Patriotic Wear Competition winners announced

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- An “Oldie Goldie Patriotic Wear Competition” was hosted as part of activities to commemorate International Day of Older Persons...

‘Is This When I Drop Dead?’ Two Doctors Report From The COVID Front Lines.

Danielle Renwick, The Guardian--August 14, 2020--Health workers across the country looked on in horror when New York became the global epicenter of the coronavirus....

Trinidad Launches New National ID Card.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) launched a new styled National Identification Card on Monday, September 28, 2020. The new ID card...

Bermuda Police To Vote On Covid-19 Austerity Pay Cut.

HAMILTON, Bermuda--September 29th, 2020--The Bermuda government announced yesterday that after many weeks of negotiations it has reached agreement in principle with the Bermuda Police Association...

Tablets For 20,000 Teachers In Jamaica.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--September 29th, 2020--E-Learning Jamaica Limited (eLJam) has reported that the distribution of more than 20,000 computer tablets to the nation’s teachers under the...

Making It Personal: Trump And Biden Dual With Microphones In Reality TV-Style Slugfest.

CLEVELAND, Ohio--September 29th, 2020--In the most eagerly awaited dual since Vice President Aaron Burr took on Alexander Hamilton in a gunfight in 1804, former...

Hon. Grant: ‘A safe return to travel is essential’ to welcome visitors

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The need for safety as St. Kitts and Nevis again prepares to open its borders to tourism amidst the COVID-19...

Webinar highlights the CBI Programme’s economic benefits

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Team Unity Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is committed to protecting the reputation and gains of the Federation’s...

New Zealand, OECS collaborate on direct uses of geothermal energy

CASTRIES, St. Lucia -- The Government of New Zealand and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission recently strengthened their collaboration on environmental...

Student donates 25 face masks to Nevis Social Security Board

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -– Twenty-five fabric face masks were donated to the staff at the Nevis Branch of the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security...

Federation entrepreneur a finalist in Sustainable Development Summit

PORT-OF_SPAIN, Trinidad -- Entrepreneurs, business leaders, senior government officials, members of civil society and other influencers from the Caribbean and around the world, attended...

Police apprehend intruder in Fortlands residence

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Royal St. Kitts and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) apprehended an intruder while inside a house in Fortlands, Basseterre after...

Nevis leg of US$200,000 climate change adaptation project completed

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Physical work on the Nevis leg of a climate change adaptation project being undertaken in St. Kitts and Nevis concluded on...

Venezuela Aims To Overcome US Sanctions With New Legislation, Maduro Says.

BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela is working out a new law that will help overcome the effects of US sanctions imposed on the country,...

Grenadine Groundnut Mystery: Chinese Will Reveal All On October 1st.

BEAUSECOUR, Carriacou--September 26th, 2020--The Agriculture Division in the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs & Local Government has issued a press release to...

Getting Away From It All: Covid-19 Champs St. Lucia Now Welcoming Pandemic-Weary UK Tourists.

CASTRIES, St. Lucia--UK carrier TUI Airways begins its winter weekly direct flight from London Gatwick to Hewanorra International Airport on November 3, 2020. Along with...

Saudi Arabia Woos Guyana, Antigua Over World Trade Organization Directorate

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--Saudi Arabia is seeking Guyana’s support for its candidacy for the director-generalship of the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Monday evening, the Arab...

Barbados To Start Using Tracking Bracelets, Other High Tech Devices, For Covid-19 Quarantine And Vaccination Enforcement.

It appears likely that Barbados will soon be introducing quarantine tracking bracelets for some Covid-19 citizens or tourists. Word of this came from Minister of...

120m affordable COVID-19 rapid tests available to low-, middle-income countries

GENEVA –- A set of agreements to make affordable, high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests available to low- and middle-income countries have been announced by...

COVID-19 providing CFBC administration with ‘many positive lessons’

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The year 2020 has been quite challenging for the faculty and staff of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC), but...

Preliminary 2020 CSEC candidates’ grade results exceed those of 2019

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- Preliminary Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination results showed more acceptable grades recorded this year over 2019 results, according to...

St. Kitts and Nevis preliminary CAPE results announced

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Preliminary Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results have been announced by Minister of Education, the Honourable Jonel Powell. The...

Educator encourages students to take up Information Technology

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- COVID-19 has advanced the use of technology in our everyday lives. As such, Senior Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of...

Employers reminded to meet work permit procedures for non-nationals

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Non-nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis desirous of working in the Federation require a permit to do so. Against this...

Nevis Dept. of Statistics announces Oct. 7 deadline for three slogan competitions

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Department of Statistics in Nevis is urging the public to participate in three competitions before the National Census takes place...

Social media campaign to prepare Caribbean nations for natural hazards

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – A social media campaign promoting good practices for individuals and communities in an effort to be better prepared for natural...

Law enforcement, security agencies compete in Independence Drills

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Eighth Annual Independence Drill Competition held on September 25 was different, but maintained the excitement that comes along with...

Nationals in the diaspora can play important roles in St. Kitts and Nevis development

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- On Sunday, September 27, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris told nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis who reside...

Hon. Evelyn donates school supplies to Joycelyn Liburd Primary School

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -– Students of the Joycelyn Liburd Primary School in Gingerland received school supplies on September 24 from Parliamentary Representative for St. George’s...

Power outage Oct. 1 on Cotton Ground Feeder

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) advises customers on the Cotton Ground Feeder, from the Cotton Ground Police Station to Nelson...

Parents in Nevis reminded of early dismissal of schools on Wednesdays

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Parents of children in public schools on Nevis are being reminded of the early closure of schools on Wednesdays during the...

CARICOM And UNEP Extend Cooperation On Environment.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC)— The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has launched the third phase of the Caribbean Hub sub-program of the multilateral environment agreements project in...

Slave Owner Memorial To Be Removed From English Parish Church After 200 Years.

(BBC) DORCHESTER, England--A memorial to an 18th Century slaver will be removed from the church wall of an English market town, following a vote...

Oil-Rich Guyana Government Will Grease The Wheels For Tourism Recovery With VAT Relief.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--In a statement issued Friday Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali says the government of the newly oil-enriched nation will continue to implement policies and...

Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories Taking Over In Jamaica, Says Health Minister.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says the spread of conspiracy theories is threatening to undermine the country’s fight against the...

Dottin Slams 50, But Cold Comfort For Windies Women In Chilly England.

DERBY, England--England ladies won again yesterday at Derby to put the home team 3-0 up in the 5-match series and seal the series. The first...

Police investigating woman’s death in Stonefort Heights

Basseterre, St. Kitts -- The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) is investigating the death of 59-year-old Sandra Adams, who was found...

PM Dr. Harris, ‘Climate change weighs heavily on our daily lives’

NEW YORK -- The United Nations must continue efforts to reduce climate change and encourage biodiversity, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, and...

PM Dr. Harris tells UN, international cooperation is essential to combat COVID-19

NEW YORK –- Faith in multilateralism and international cooperation between United Nations members are essential to combat and end the effects of COVID-19, Prime...

Far Out West in Haiti: Rapper Bringing Light To Islands?

WASHINGTON - American rap star and third-party U.S. presidential candidate Kanye West visited Haiti on Friday. The surprise visit of the US presidential candidate...

Isaac makes history at eighth annual Independence Drill Competition

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- History was made at the eighth Annual Independence Drill Competition on September 25 when 19-year-old Shynequa Isaac of the St....

India, Indonesia, strengthening relations with St. Kitts and Nevis

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The bilateral relations between St. Kitts and Nevis and India are expected to improve going forward. High Commissioner of India,...

Latin American Leaders To US And China: We Are The World, Bury Hatchet, Work Together On Covid-19 Vaccines And Low-Cost Loans.

(MercoPress)--Latin American leaders have appealed at the United Nations for free access to a future Covid-19 vaccine, urging major powers to share their know-how...

Moo To You Too: Can Caribbean Grow Magic Seaweed That Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Cows?

Cows belch—a lot. And their burps (as well as those of other ruminants) make them the top polluters of methane, a greenhouse gas that...

Prime Minister Dr. Harris reports renewed interest in people engaged in business

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is seeing a renewed interest in people engaged in business activities, according to...

Ballots to be examined in East Basseterre Election Petition

Justice Trevor Ward on Friday ordered that the rejected ballots from the East Basseterre Constituency be examined. Ian 'Patches Liburd of the Peoples Action Movement...

Virgin Islands Song Contest: Winner Takes It All.

Deputy Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said the BVI’s territorial song resonates more with residents and should replace the UK National Anthem at more local...

Federation still to determine date for implementation of ‘CARICOM Bubble’

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A significant step toward reviving the COVID-19 challenged travel and tourism sectors, with agreement to institute a Travel Bubble among...

Wave Of The Future Or Wipeout For Tourism? United Airlines Announces Covid-19 Testing At Airport For Hawaii Flights.

United Airlines will offer rapid and mail-in COVID-19 testing for travelers on San Francisco-to-Hawaii flights in October, the first carrier in the nation to...

Jamaican Retirees Remain Locked Down: Allowed Out Daily For Exercise And Bare Necessities.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--September 24th, 2020--The stay-at-home order for persons 70 years and older remains in place, but they are allowed to leave once per day...

Barbados School Exams Grades Messed Up? ‘No Way’ Says Exams Chief.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--September 24th, 2020-- Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, has dived into the exams controversy and called on the Caribbean Examinations...

Close, But No Cigars Or Booze: US Announces New Sanctions on Cuba Over Venezuela.

(MercoPress). WASHINGTON, DC--US President Donald Trump announced new sanctions related to Cuba on Wednesday that will prohibit Americans from staying at properties owned by...

Federation, People’s Republic of Bangladesh establish diplomatic relations

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Saint Kitts and Nevis and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (commonly known as Bangladesh) established diplomatic relations through their embassies...

Early childhood service providers asked to register to confirm space, safety standards

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- Unregistered persons, who are providing early childhood services are being urged to register to ensure compliance with child safety standards,...

Early childhood education centres must have adequate space, display capacity info

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- In order to provide quality service, the utilisation of space at an early childhood facility must be considered, said Director...

NIA committed to pay public servants’ salaries amid cutbacks

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- The Nevis government is committed to paying workers’ salaries, even as it undertakes expenditure cutbacks, according to Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier...

World Food Day cookoff pits Ministers Brantley vs. Jeffers

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration will observe World Food Day on October 16, with a number of...

Early Childhood Development Unit sets standards for quality services

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -– “Early Childhood Care and Education Minimum Standards have been developed to provide assurance of a consistent level of quality in...

Trinidad and Tobago employers,’ workers’ groups commit to find COVID-19 crisis solutions

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago –- Strengthening social dialogue between employers’ and workers’ organizations in Trinidad and Tobago to build more resilient labour...

PM Harris, reflects on Federation’s gains in several key areas

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, reflected on some of the Federation’s gains over...

Arriving RUSVM students to follow COVID-19 quarantine procedures

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- One hundred and sixteen students, who will attend the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, arrived in St. Kitts and...

State of Qatar Speaker of the Shura Council sends congratulatory message to the Federation

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- His Excellency Ahmad Bin Abdulla Bin Zaid Al-Mahmoud, Speaker of the Shura Council of the State of Qatar, sent congratulations...

Ministers celebrate International Day of Sign Languages

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- To celebrate International Day of Sign Languages, Minister of Education, the Honourable Jonel Powell and the Honourable Lindsay Grant visited...

BVI Bans Night Fishing, Reduces Curfew Hours.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The curfew in the Virgin Islands has been reduced by three hours for the next 14 days, beginning today, Thursday,...

We’ll Be Back: US Ambassador To Guyana Says Pompeo Visit Was Start Of A Meaningful Relationship.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch has given assurances that the recent visit by US Secretary of State, His Excellency Michael Pompeo...

It’s All Inclusive, Including Interest Free Vacation Loans For Dominicans.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic--Yesterday President Luis Abinader announced the first phase of an incentive plan for internal tourism that will help Dominican families to...

Windies Women Batters Fall Short Again In Derby T-20 Thriller.

DERBY, England--September 23rd,2020. England 151 for 8 (Glenn 26, Taylor 2-12) beat West Indies 104 for 8 (Dottin 38, Villiers 2-10, Ecclestone 2-19, Glenn 2-24) by 47 runs Valuable...

MP Powell voices his appreciation for the Westline Bus Terminal

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- “I stand here today a very happy man, happy because Central Basseterre is on the move,” said Member of Parliament...

Dominica President Savarin extends best wishes to the Federation

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Charles A. Savarin, via a letter addressed to the Federation’s Governor-General, His Excellency Sir...

Dr. Hull gives public insight into incentive-based compensation plan

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -– Insight into how an incentive-based compensation plan could work in the twin-island Federation when it is introduced to the public...

US, Canada extend best wishes to Federation

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The United States of America and Canada are among the many countries that extended best wishes to the government and...

Eight teams compete Friday in virtual Independence Drill Competition

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- This years’ Independence Drill Competition slated for Friday, September 25, will see eight police teams competing. In keeping with the...

PM Harris congratulates Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s new prime minister

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- His Excellency Yoshihide Suga on being elected the new Prime Minister of Japan, has been sent a letter extending congratulations...

Premier Brantley continues to forgo his full salary until pandemic ends

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – In a show of solidarity with citizens affected financially by the economic shutdown associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Hon. Mark Brantley,...

Changes made in Nevis Ministry of Communications and Works

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis Ministry of Communications and Works has implemented a number of management changes for greater efficiency within the ministry. The...

OAS diplomat says, the Federation’s ‘state of the union’ is impressive

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The state of the union in St. Kitts and Nevis is good, says His Excellency Dr. Everson W. Hull, the...

Event promoters urged, find creative ways to provide safe entertainment

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- As the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to advocate for citizens and residents to adhere to all non-pharmaceutical...

WHO urges, take action to stop harmful COVID-19 information

New York -- The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the United Nations (UN), specialised agencies and partners have called on countries to develop...

COVID-19 leads to worldwide massive labour income losses

GENEVA -- The devastating losses in working hours caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have brought a “massive” drop in labour income for workers around...

Trinidad Education Minister: Parents Please Teach Your Children Right From Wrong.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--A video of underaged children who appeared to be drinking alcohol during school hours has caught the attention of Education Minister...

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