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NEVLEC advises of power outage on Dec. 15

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) advised of a scheduled interruption to the Charlestown 1 Feeder from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15...

PM: Government will Continue to Advance Healthcare

The Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris-led Team Unity Government has allocated approximately EC$61.9 million in budgetary support to the Ministry of Health for the...

Government Aggressively Pursuing Expansion of E-Services

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis is aggressively pursuing the expansion of e-services within the public sector to provide a modern approach to...

Administration Commits to Invest More in Housing Solution Programmes for 2020

Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said that home construction will continue to be a priority for his administration, through initiatives such as...

Finance Minister: VAT continues to perform well for NIA in 2019

The Value Added Tax (VAT) continues to be the single biggest revenue generator for the Nevis Island Administration according to Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier...

Government Signs Agreement to Construct Largest Solar Generation and Energy Storage Project in Caribbean

During his Budget Address 2020 Thursday,Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, said the government of St. Kitts and Nevis, in collaboration with The St....

Government to Continue Support of Explorers Programme

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, highlighted the impact of the Explorers Programme while delivering his annual Budget...

STEP trainees to benefit from Government-Financed TVET Programme

Trainees on the Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP) will be among nationals and residents who will benefit from the Team Unity Government’s advancement of...

Local Participants Excel at RSS Basic Training Course

Local Police Officers have successfully completed the Regional Security System’s (RSS) Basic Law Enforcement Training Course, with two of them receiving special awards., it...

Third Party Fishing Boat Insurance Near

Fishing boats at St. Kitts BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Third-party insurance for fishing vessels may soon become a reality for small-scale fishers as a result of...

Well Known British Author Murdered in DR

A murder enquiry is under way after the body of a Brit author was found buried in woods in the Dominican Republic. Lindsay de Feliz's...

Report: A Decade of Low Caribbean Economic Growth

According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC): “The three fastest growing economies for 2019 were Dominica (9.0 percent), Anguilla...

Stranger than Fiction: Brazil Man Dresses as Mother, Takes Her Driving Test

A 43-year-old man has been arrested in northern Brazil for dressing up as his mother to take her driving test. When Heitor Schiave's 60-year-old mother,...

Boris in Landslide UK Win, Pound Sterling Surges

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was set for a large majority in parliament after winning seats in traditional Labour heartlands as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn...

Homicides Drop by 48 Percent amid Overall Reduction in Crime

Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, in delivering his Budget Address 2020 Thursday said homicides in St. Kitts...

PM Presents $848.9M Budget

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, laid the Appropriation (2020) Bill, 2019, of approximately EC$848.9 million for the fiscal...

SEDU Holds Small Business Boardwalk Fair in Charlestown

The Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) on Nevis is hosting a Small Business Boardwalk Fair in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism at the...

UK Reasserts Its Pledge to Help Jamaica with Crime Fight

Gleaner- British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad says the United Kingdom has no plans anytime soon to cease funding anti-violence and anti-crime initiatives in Jamaica....

Mia Mottley Speaks at Kenya Celebration

Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt. Hon. Mia Amor Mottley and President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on December 11, 2019. Barbados Prime Minister...

T&T: Flu Deaths at 32 Amidst Vaccination Drive

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Ministry of Health has confirmed that the number of people who have died as a result of...

Bahamas: Up to 50 Dorian Dead Remain Unclaimed

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – Health Minister Dr Duane Sands says that weeks after the passage of Hurricane Dorian, there are bodies that remain unclaimed...

Wreckage, Bodies of Chilean Transport Plane Found in Sea

Rescue workers in Chile have found human remains after an air force plane with 38 people on board went missing on Monday, a regional...

Aid Needed: Haitians on Verge of Starvation

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – As the months of violent protests slowly subside in Haiti, the country’s residents now face another major crisis- extreme hunger and famine. According...

MLB Diamondbacks to Open DR Training Facility

(Photo courtesy of the Arizona Diamondbacks) What do David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Robinson Cano, Juan Marichal, Albert Pujols and Bartolo Colon all have in common...

PM Encourages Domino Players to Pass on Expertise to Young

Prime Minister and Area Parliamentary Representative for Constituency Number Seven, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, appealed to senior domino players to pass on their...

Community Policing Programme Firmly Established in Sandy Point District

Community Policing has been incorporated into regular duties and is now a staple in the Sandy Point District Superintendent for District 'B', Travis Rogers...

Grenada Hosts Dazzling Festival of Lights

  To crown the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Year of Festivals in 2019, Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean debuted its newest event, Festival...

Cuba Cited as Good Example for Disabled Care

Foto: Periódico Ahora Holguin, Cuba, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba today is an example to the world for its political commitment to caring for people...

UWI in Possible Link-up with Harvard U.

PM Gaston Browne (L)  Dr. Lawrence Bacow Prime Minister Gaston Browne  of Antigua and Barbuda, has announced that the President of Harvard University, Dr Lawrence...

Peronist Fernandez Assumes Argentine Presidency

Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez opens his arms at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Fernandez became president of Argentina...

33 Arrests, 11 Countries: Online Child Sex Abuse Ring Busted

BBC- Spanish police say 33 people have been arrested globally in connection with a WhatsApp group for images of child sex abuse and other...

A Win for Trump, Pelosi: New US, Mexico, Canada Trade Deal Signed

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi BBC- The US, Mexico and Canada have finalised a trade deal that will replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement...

US Arrests Former Mexican Minister on Drugs Charges

  BBC- A former Mexican security minister has been arrested in the US, charged with taking bribes from a drugs cartel. Genaro García Luna is...

PM: Administration to Present Fifth Tax-Free Budget in a Row

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, will present his fifth tax-free budget in a...

ERA Development Hotel to Boost Tourism Sector, Jobs

Groundbreaking on the planned 240-room ERA Development Hotel was launched on during a brief ceremony Monday. Being constructed on approximately 350,000 square-feet of land at...

NEVLEC announces power outage scheduled for Dec. 12

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) announced a planned power outage on Thursdayto the Charlestown 1 Feeder, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on...

NIA announces post-graduate study opportunities in New Zealand

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Tuesday announced post-graduate study opportunities in New Zealand are being offered to persons...

Private Sector Urged to Match Government’s Steps to Empower Differently-Abled

Following the official commissioning of the Cibes A5000 lift at Government Headquarters on Monday, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris encouraged the corporate...

Dominica: Tourism Re Starts After Turbulent Election Campaign

  ROSEAU, Dominica – Tourism officials in Dominica declared that the island was open for business following the general elections, as cruise ships resumed calls...

Haitian Opposition Rejects New U.S. Call for Dialogue

Port-au-Prince, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Consensual Alternative for the Refoundation of Haiti rejected on Monday the request for dialogue of the government...

Endangered Species: Mexican Fishing Boats Illegal Activity

Dozens of endangered totoaba fish are seen captured inside small fishing boats in the Gulf of California, near San Felipe, Mexico. Sea Shepherd operates...

Bolivia Report: Morales Failed in Attempt to Rig Election

Evo Morales in exile BBC- An independent international audit of Bolivia's disputed election in October has detailed "deliberate" and "malicious" efforts to rig the vote...

Amazon: Peru, Ecuador Plan Oil Drilling in Rain Forest

Indigenous leaders at the COP asking for a moratorium on oil extraction in the Amazon   A report presented at COP25 says that plans are...

Chilean Military Plane with 38 on Board Disappears

BBC- A military plane with 38 people on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica, Chile's air force says. The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft took...

Government Lifting Up the Differently-Abled

The Cibes A5000 lift at Government Headquarters in St. Kitts and Nevis — installed by RBP Lifts of Trinidad and Tobago and partially funded by...

St. Kitts Basseterre Lions Club kicks off 40th anniversary activities with church service

Members of the St. Kitts (Basseterre) Lions Club on Sunday joined leadership and membership of the Antioch Baptist Church in Lime Kiln Commercial Development,...

Development Bank Partners with Nevis’ Gender Affairs Department in International Men’s Day Domino Tournament

The Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis for recognised the Gender Affairs Department in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for engaging men by...

David Ortiz Steps Out for First Time

Red Sox legend Ortiz makes first appearance in Dominican Republic since being sho   SANTO DOMINGO (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his...

Netflix Dominates Golden Globe Nominations

  The nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes were announced on Monday, December 9, with Netflix dominating the list with 17 nods.  HBO achieved the second-highest...

Dominica: Skerrit and DLP in Landslide Election Win

ROSEAU, Dominica – It was a landslide victory for the governing Dominica Labour Party (DLP) at the December 6 General Election in Dominica, as...

Trump Delays Plans to Declare Drug Cartels Terrorists

BBC- US President Donald Trump has delayed plans to legally designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups. Mr Trump had vowed to label the gangs...

Caricom Opens Office in Nairobi

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley speaks at opening NAIROBI, Kenya (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has inaugurated its diplomatic office here, with Barbados Prime...

Douglas Denies Arrest in London, but Court Says His Money Seized

By Loshaun Dixon Former long serving Federation Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas has been under investigation by Britain's National Crime Agency since November after being...

Department of Agriculture Adopting Climate-Smart Practices

Kistian Flemming, representative of the Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute (CARDI), said St. Kitts and Nevis will implement a climate-smart approach in its agricultural...

St. Kitts and Nevis at the Forefront of COP 25 Negotiations

The twenty-fifth meeting of Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is currently taking place Dec. 2-13...

Youth Empowerment Department Lauds Sponsors and Partners at Reception

Carib Brewery St. Kitts Ltd. was recognized by the Ministry of Youth Thursday as a key contributor to the success of the government department’s...

Diplomatic relations established with Bosnia and Herzegovina

A Joint Communique to establish diplomatic relations between St. Kitts and Nevis and Bosnia Herzegovina was signed in a brief ceremony in New York...

Police Briefs: Man in Custody Following Sexual Assault, Robbery Incident

Police are currently investigating an incident in which a young female was sexually assaulted in the western part of the island Saturday. The incident was...

4 Dead in Shooting Steps from Mexican Presidential Residence

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four people were shot to death in the Mexican capital Saturday, just steps from an entrance to the official residence...

Dr. Douglas Under Investigation After Trying to Leave UK with $92,000 in Cash

Former long serving Federation Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas is under investigation by Britain's National Crime Agency  after he recently tried to leave the...

NEVLEC Announces Scheduled Power Outage for Dec. 8

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) advised customers Friday of a scheduled interruption to the Charlestown 1 Feeder Sunday, Dec. 8. The outage will affect...

Annual Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals Presentation Rescheduled to Dec. 12

The presentation of the Annual Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m., when it will be presented...

Ade’s Place Trainees Showcased at Open House

Trainees at Ade’s Place in Basseterre’s Greenlands, a safe haven for adults with disabilities, are now successfully working on income generating projects and displayed...

Coral Princess Makes First Visit to St. Kitts and Nevis

The Coral Princess, a cruise vessel of the Princess Cruises Line, berthed off Port Zante in Basseterre Thursday, bringing with it over 2,000-plus passengers,...

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