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KIDDIES’ CORNER WINNERS!

  The Observer would like to help one child at the end of the month for six months during the pandemic. Ages 5 -12 years old...

Spirit Airlines will Fly Yanks in Haiti to Florida

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The low-cost US carrier, Spirit, says it has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to...

Nat. Guard Called In: Minneapolis Police Station Torched Amid Floyd Killing Protests

Protesters angered by the death of a black man who died while pleading for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck...

SV&G Gas Station Explosion Claims 3rd Victim

 Loop- The third burn victim from last week’s gas station explosion at Union Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines has succumbed to her injuries. Graniqua...

Pandemic has UWI Modifying Entrance Requirements

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has announced its decision to modify the matriculation requirements specific to the academic year 2020/2021, amid...

COVID-19 LATEST (May 29): Deaths Worldwide-362,555; US-103,344; UK-37,837; Italy-33,142

What you need to know The numbers: More than 5.8 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported worldwide, as well as more 360,000 deaths, according to...

Virus: NY Church with Large Jamaican Membership has 21 Corona Deaths

A Bronx, New York church that serves a large Jamaican community has been hit hard by the pandemic with 21 members dead from coronavirus. St...

China Calls for Debt Relief to Developing Nations

China has called on multilateral and private creditors to join debt suspension and relief for developing countries. "Additional Special Drawing Rights provided by the International...

Haitian American Tennis Start Highest Paid Female Athlete

Haitian-American tennis star, 22-year-old Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete of all time. According to Forbes, the Japanese-Haitian athlete earned a total of $37.4 million...

Suriname Poll: Convicted Murderer Bouterse Wants Recount

Suriname's ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) on Thursday called for a recount of votes following preliminary results of the country's general election. About 90%...

WFP: 14 Million in Caribbean, Latin America Could Have Severe Food Shortages

Some 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could experience severe food insecurity this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...

Police Comm. Brandy Warns Against Election Motorcades

Mr. Hilroy Brandy, Commissioner of Police in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) is urging the public to avoid participating in...

Harris: It’s A Choice Between COVID-19 & Opening Borders for Voters

The Team Unity Administration has successfully managed the Covid-19 situation as a result of its proactive approach and will not allow the gains made...

Fifa Suspends Hait Football Chief Over Alleged Sex Offenses

Fifa has provisionally suspended Haiti’s football federation president Yves Jean-Bart for 90 days while investigations are carried out into claims that he sexually abused...

Trump Silent on US Virus Death Toll, His Son Lauds Stock Market

Donald Trump remained silent on the death of more than 100,000 Americans from Covid-19 as the US mourned the milestone, and South Korea considered...

111-Year-Old Chilean Woman Survives Coronavirus

BBC- At 111, Juana Zúñiga has become the oldest patient in Chile to recover from Covid-19, officials in the South American country have said....

AP Report: UN Warns of Starvation in Latin America

Latin America Hunger: The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as...

Election: Dr. Harris Hopes to Go 7 for 7

Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris - who was first elected as a parliamentarian in 1993 - has thanked the people of Constituency...

6 Nevis Candidates to Contest June Poll

Six candidates on Nevis will contest the upcoming June 05, general elections in St. Kitts and Nevis. On Nomination Day on May 27, 2020, three...

4th Iranian Oil Tanker Arrives at Venezuelan Port

MARACAY, Venezuela (Reuters) - The fourth cargo of a group of Iranian tankers reached the Caribbean Sea on Wednesday as the receiving nation, Venezuela,...

Harris Endorses ‘Ninky’ for St. Kitts 6

Prime Minister and National Political Leader of the Peoples Labour Party (PLP), the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, has paid a glowing tribute to Team...

ILO: More than 1 in 6 Youths Unemployed from Lockdowns

GENEVA (ILO News) – More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, while those who...

USVI Reopening to Tourists June 1

The United States Virgin Islands will reopen to leisure travelers on Monday. Commissioner of tourism, Joseph Boschulte, revealed the territory is finalizing public health and...

US: Summer May Slow Down Virus, With Upswing in Autumn

The U.S. is likely to enter a period of “slow burn” of coronavirus cases through the summer, with coronavirus cases and deaths down from...

Haiti: Wanted Man Not Among Deportees from US

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thirty people were deported to Haiti on Tuesday, but a former paramilitary leader accused of murder and torture was not...

US Virus Deaths at 100,000-How Will Trump React

As the known U.S. death toll from the pandemic nears a hard to fathom 100,000 people, President Donald Trump is struggling to meet the...

WHO: Latin America Now Pandemic Epicenter

BBC- Latin America has become the centre of the global pandemic, the head of the Pan American Health Organization warns. The region now has...

Minneapolis: 4 Cops Fired in Killing of Unarmed Black Man

The video, horrifying to many, showed an African American man pleading that he couldn't breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck and...

Nevis Cops Warn-‘No Parties…or Else’

Monique Washington The Nevis Division of the RSC&N Police Force has warned even though Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has lifted the total lockdown on...

SKN Virus Free? Not So Fast – Corona Still Lurking

By Loshaun Dixon Despite having no confirmed cases of COVID-19 St. Kitts and Nevis Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws has indicated the Federation is...

Latam Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Protection

BANGKOK (AP) — Latam Airlines, South America’s biggest carrier, sought U.S. bankruptcy protection Tuesday as it grapples with a sharp downturn in air travel...

Haiti Passes 1,000 Cases of COVID-19, 31 Deaths

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Four new deaths and 105 news cases were reported as Haiti became the first CARICOM country to register more...

Miami-Dade County Hotels, Beaches to Reopen

Miami-Dade County officials have agreed on a June 1 target date to reopen the county’s beaches and hotels. The announcement from county Mayor Carlos Giménez...

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Jamaica PM Says Pandemic Shows Need for Online Transactions

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Jamaican economy must now rapidly transition to online transactions, as the COVID-19 crisis has exposed the inefficiencies and...

UK Flying Home 900 Caribbean Stranded Brits

More than 900 British travellers will be able to return home from islands across the Caribbean, including St.  Kitts and Nevis, on the latest...

Associated Press Worldview

Death and denial in the time of the virus in Brazil's Amazon; WHO warns first wave is not over Manaus, nestled by the majestic Amazon River, is...

Virus: Mass Demos in Ecuador Against Lockdown Job Cuts

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Ecuador to protest against the government's economic response to the coronavirus outbreak.   Around 2,000 people demonstrated...

Suriname: Convicted Murderer Could be Re Elected President

Dési Bouterse has been president since 2010   The ballots are being counted after the people of Suriname voted Monday whether President Dési Bouterse, who...

Virus Brazil: Indigenous People Dying at Alarming Rate

Sao Paulo (CNN) Far from hospitals and often lacking basic infrastructure, Brazil's indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 with little...

Evacuated Students Complete Quarantine

The 53 students who were evacuated from Jamaica in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic have successfully completed their time in quarantine and and...

New Nevis Water Rationing Areas Announced

The Nevis Water Department in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has added new areas throughout Nevis to a list of areas already affected by...

Standards,Year-End Exams Cancelled

By Loshaun Dixon Test of standards and end of year exams in schools in St. Kitts and Nevis has been cancelled, the Minister of Education...

Government Invites International Observers to June 5 Poll

To prove the strength of democracy in the Federation the Team Unity Administration has invited international and regional organizations to send observer missions to...

Play Kiddies Corner! One child at the end of the month can win $50

Click here to download a print quality Kiddie Corner. The Observer would like to help one child at the end of the month for six...

Guyana: Claims, Counter Claims Granger Denies Rigging Poll

Guyana's President David Granger has rejected a claim by Private Sector Commission member Kit Nascimento that he took part in attempts to force a...

Trinidad Hospital Admits to Monkey in Operating Room

Independent- A hospital in Trinidad and Tobago has admitted a monkey was discovered inside its operating room but angrily denied a snake was in...

Caribbean Readies for 2020 Hurricane Season

The 2020 hurricane season is about to begin and work is apace in islands such as Grenada to ensure that amid the COVID-19 pandemic...

Zero Tourism Hits Home at Top Caribbean Retreats

  Seagulls are the only ones using the pool at a resort fringing one of Antigua's most popular beaches. They have the place all to themselves,...

Iranian Tankers Arrive in Oil Rich Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran reached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the...

Honduras: Prison Inmates Kill 6 of Their Own

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of inmates at a women’s prison in Honduras used a fire to distract prison officials and murdered six...

Virus: US Imposes Travel Restrictions on Brazil

The US has imposed travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been to Brazil in the last 14 days.  The South American nation recently...

Nevis: Brantley Announces More Pandemic Relief Measures

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 24, 2020) -- The following is a statement by the Hon. Mark Brantley Premier of Nevis delivered on May 24,...

Nevis 10: In, Out, In…Hanley to Stand for NRP in Election

By Monique Washington In a surprise announcement the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) has chosen Bjorn Hanley as the person it wants to stand for Nevis...

Nevis: Water Interruption May 26 on Lower Ramsbury

Water interruption slated for Lower Ramsbury May 26th NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 22, 2020) -- The following is an advisory from the Nevis Water Department...

Socially Distanced Church Services Allowed in SKN

CHURCHES IN ST. KITTS AND NEVIS ARE ALLOWED TO OPEN FROM THIS WEEKEND, AS LONG AS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS ARE OBSERVED WHEN THEIR CONGREGATIONS GATHER May 22nd,...

PM Dr. Harris Speaks on New SOE Regulations

Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris on the 8th ed. of Regulations under the State of Emergency  Friday, 22nd May 2020   My Fellow Citizens...

NO RETURN TO THE COUNTRY’S CRIMINAL PAST PLEASE

On Monday, Prime Minister Timothy Harris delivered an Address to the Nation in which he revealed the date of our imminent election as Friday...

$10M to Insure SKN Residents have Enough to Eat

With food security as its number one priority, the Ministry of Agriculture has shifted gears after receiving $10 million out of the $120 million...

More Tragedy: Haiti Tops CARICOM’s Coronavirus Totals

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti has recorded three deaths in a 24 hour period, pushing the total number of people who have died...

Virus:Harris Restates Ban on Commercial Flights

Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has restated that commercial flights to the Caribbean locations remain on hold, open only...

USVI Governor Condemns Persistent Violent Crime

Violent crime in the US Virgin Islands appears to be flourishing despite the coronavirus lockdown measures taken in the American territory. Governor Albert Bryan, during...

Latin America Surpasses US, Europe in New Virus Cases

  Latin America has surpassed the US and Europe in the number of new daily coronavirus infections, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO...

Guns, Drugs, Cash Heading to Caribbean Seized in Miami

US airport officials have intercepted a series of illegal shipments of guns, drugs and cash destined for Caribbean countries including Antigua and Barbuda. Customs and...

UN Health Experts Blast UN for Haiti Cholera Response

In an unprecedented move, 14 United Nations-appointed human rights experts sharply admonished the UN last month for denying justice to victims of the cholera...

CARICOM to Monitor Surname Election Monday

Suriname’s General Elections on Monday will be monitored by a four member Election Observation Mission (EOM) from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CARICOM said it was...

Brantley Meets Nevis Religious Leaders on Reopening Churches

The Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, met with at least 30 pastors on Nevis at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NePac) on...

Caribbean Teachers Union Urges Caution in School Reopening

The Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) is urging regional governments not to rush the process for the reopening of schools to facilitate the writing...

As Coronavirus Seeps Into Haiti, a DWB Medic Talks of the Challenge

Aid workers in Haiti are bracing for a COVID-19 outbreak that may prove nearly impossible to contain. The Caribbean country has officially reported fewer than 20...

US Study: 36,000 Lives Lost for Lack of Social Distancing

(CNN)- If the United States had begun enforcing social distancing measures just a week earlier in March, an estimated 36,000 lives would have been...

Peru Shaken by More than 3,000 COVID-19 Deaths

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Faustino López was terrified after his wife, Angélica, was hospitalized with the coronavirus last month. Deeply shaken by seeing her so...

Mexico with Record 424 Single Day Corona Deaths

Mexico on Wednesday registered 424 deaths from Covid-19 - the highest number of fatalities the country has recorded so far in a single day....

Venezuelan Military to Escort Iranian Oil Tankers

Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino thanked the Iranian people for their solidarity   The Venezuelan military will escort Iranian tankers delivering much-needed petrol to the...

UWI 5 Islands Names Prof. Densil Williams to Top Jobs

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Densil A. Williams as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal...

Royal Caribbean Predicts Continued Big Quarter Losses

(Reuters) - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL.N) forecast a loss in the second quarter on Wednesday as the cruise operator struggles with mounting debt...

Guyana Still with More Virus Cases Diagnosed

When some Caribbean countries are experiencing fewer and fewer coronavirus cases, Guyana's totals keep rising. A new case COVID-19 was discovered in Guyana this...

4 Brits Preparing for Charity Row Across Atlantic to Antigua

By Ben Hardy Physical and mental endurance will be required as a West Norfolk villager prepares to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic as part...

Powerful Cyclone Storm Slams into India, Bangladesh

NEW DELHI (AP) — A powerful cyclone slammed ashore Wednesday along the coastline of India and Bangladesh, where more than 2.6 million people fled...

Quick Off the Mark: St. Lucia to be First Open For Business

St. Lucia is the first Caribbean island to announce a definite date to begin reopening to tourists. On June 4, the island will begin...

Cuba Cracks Down on Pandemic Food Hoarding

HAVANA (AP) — The recent seizure by Cuban police of hundreds of sacks of onions was a big news item on state television, a...

Digicel Telecom Files for Bankruptcy

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Digicel, a Caribbean-based telecommunications and entertainment provider that services more than 20 islands in the region as well...

Venezuela in Legal Bid for $1B in Gold at UK Bank

  Coronavirus and the collapse of oil revenue have increased the economic pressure on President Maduro's government   BBC- The Central Bank of Venezuela has launched...

Ninky Williams to Face Dr. Douglas in Const. 6 Election

Civil Engineer, Mr. Kevin ‘Ninky’ Williams of the Peoples Labour Party (PLP) will face former Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas in Constituency 6 on...

Improvements Being Made at College Street Ghaut

by Loshaun Dixon Following years of flooding at College Street Ghaut the Department of Environment has taken proactive measures to reduce land degradation and excessive...

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Pair Arrested in Grenada with 419 Pounds of Weed

A Vincentian man was one of two men arrested by Grenadian police after being found in possession of 419 pounds of marijuana worth about...

It’s Official: St. Kitts & Nevis is Virus Free

By Loshaun Dixon   St. Kitts and Nevis are now free of confirmed cases of COVID-19 after the final case has been confirmed recovered. The announcement came...

Bahamas Prepares for Arthur-Just in Case

As Tropical Storm Arthur gains strength in the Atlantic, Bermuda’s Emergency Measures Organisation is closely monitoring the situation, which it is believed could pose...

Caribbean Coronavirus Cases Total 19,540

Coronavirus cases in the Caribbean to date: 19,540 LOOP NEWS CREATED : 18 MAY 2020CORONAVIRUS Confirmed Caribbean coronavirus cases as of today, May 18: Dominican Republic- 12,314 cases, 428 deaths, 5847 recovered Puerto...

10,000 Unreported Care Home Deaths Catapult UK Corona Fatalities to 44,000

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK has surged past 44,000, with more than 10,000 victims in care homes, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures have...

Belize, A&B, SV&G to Get Lion’s Share of CDB Rescue Loan Package

Financial assistance to the tune of US$13 million is coming to Antigua and Barbuda in a bid to ease the nation through the economic...

Trump Admits Taking Malaria Drug for Corona, Threatens WHO

President Donald Trump has drawn criticism from Democratic leaders after saying he has been taking the malaria drug he has touted as a treatment...

Records Suggest Mexico City Virus Deaths 3X Official Toll

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A registry of death certificates in Mexico City suggests there were 4,577 cases where doctors mentioned coronavirus or COVID-19 as...

Mexico-Where Attacked Medics Need Troop Protection

BBC- Mexican nurse Ligia Kantun says that in 40 years of work, she has never witnessed such a poisonous reaction to health workers. While...

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