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Heightened Security Measures to Keep Staff and Inmates at HMP Safe

Security at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) has been beefed up to reduce the possibility of escape by inmates, as well as to detect and...

Bill Enhances Operations of Businesses Licensed Under the Parent Act

The Money Services Business (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in National Assembly on Jan. 23 to enhance operations of businesses licensed under the parent...

Post Cabinet Briefing for Jan. 20 and 22

The following matters were discussed and decisions taken during formal meetings of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris on...

Ministry of Health Warns of Risk of Novel Corona Virus Outbreak in China

The Ministry of Health released the following information regarding the outbreak of the new coronavirus respiratory infection taking place on the Mainland China. There is...

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

Police are investigating an incident in which a man was fatally wounded in the Newtown area sometime after 9 p.m. Friday. Investigations so far have...

Bloomberg Advocates Puerto Rico Statehood

Democratic presidential hopeful and billionaire Michael Bloomberg on Monday endorsed statehood for Puerto Rico as he also rolled out a broader economic development plan...

Peru Election: Crushing Blow for President’s Opponents

Puru's once influential conservative Popular Force party has suffered a crushing defeat in congressional elections. The party dominated Congress before the body was dissolved by...

39 Reported Dead So Far from Turkey Quake

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey has risen to 39, the country's disaster relief agency said Monday. The 6.8-magnitude quake shook...

Koffee Makes History at Grammy Awards

  Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer Koffee the reggae entertainer made history in becoming the first female solo act to win the Best Reggae Album award at the...

US Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Dies in Copter Crash

Dead: Gianna Bryant (L), Kobe Bryant US basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in California, sparking an outpouring of grief from...

Teen Billie Ellis with Record 4 Grammy Wins

At 18 years old, Billie Eilish was already the youngest-ever artist to be nominated in all four categories – Best New Artist, Record of...

A&B Answers Pompeo: Happy to Take Chinese ‘Easy Money’

PM Gaston Browne   ST JOHN’S (CMC): The Antigua and Barbuda government has welcomed the investments and financial aid being provided by China as it reiterated...

20 Indigenous Boys Have been Recruited as Police by Mexican Tribe

About 20 children have been recruited for an indigenous community police force in western Mexico following a deadly attack blamed on a drug cartel. Some...

5.0 Earthquake Rattles Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable...

Brazil: Dozens Dead in Floods, Landslides

At least 30 people have died during severe rainstorms in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, the country's emergency services have said. Many of the victims were...

Nat. Football Team Player 1st Murder of 2020

Kennedy Isles murdered   by Loshaun Dixon A national team footballer is the first homicide victim of 2020. Dead is 28 year old Kennedy Isles of Sand...

Craddock Road Rehabilitation Project to Recommence Monday

Dr. Ernie Stapleton, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, seeks the public’s patience and cooperation as the Craddock Road Rehabilitation Project...

Refurbishment works to commence on Lower Happy Hill Drive this weekend

Rehabilitation work will commence on Lower Happy Hill Drive Sunday on 208 feet of roadway spanning from the Island Main Road intersection heading westwards to...

NEVLEC announces planned power outage Sunday

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) announced an interruption to the electricity supply on the Gingerland Feeder Sunday from 3-6 a.m. which will affect customers...

Chinese Embassy Officials Brand Pompeo’s ‘Easy Money’ Comment ‘Irresponsible’

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Chinese Embassy in Kingston has described a statement made by United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, concerning the Asian...

St. Kitts Lions Club honours Richard Caines, University of the West Indies

St. Kitts (Basseterre) Lions Club President M.s Charmaine Pemberton, accompanied by past president Ms. Adora Warner, presented a plaque to Mr. Richard Caines, and...

Government Lays Financial Statements in the House

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister responsible for Education and Culture, the Honourable Shawn Richards, laid several financial statements for the St. Kitts and Nevis...

Pensioners in St. Kitts and Nevis Receive Increase in Social Security Benefits

Pensioners in St. Kitts and Nevis will see an increase in benefits this month when they collect their Social Security cheques, Senior Minister and...

Commissioner of Corrections: Inmates’ Basic Human Rights and Dignity Come First

Inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) who are convicted by a court of law automatically lose some liberties as prescribed by the Prison Act,...

Deputy PM: Virtual Assets Bill to Safeguard Against Criminal Activity

Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Shawn Richards said the regulation of virtual assets will prevent acts such as theft, fraud, money laundering, Ponzi schemes...

NASPA Temporarily Suspends Charlestown Tender Pier Refurbishment Due to High Seas

The Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) said Thursday a decision was taken to suspend the refurbishment of the Charlestown tender pier to...

Haitian-American Woman to Head Brooklyn Democratic Party

Outgoing Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair, Frank Seddio, pins his successor, Assemblywoman, Rodneyse Bichotte.   BROOKLYN, New York, (CMC) – Haitian-American legislator, Rodneyse Bichotte, has created history,...

Pompeo Calls for Elections in Haiti, Says No Need for Decree Rule

Haiti President Moise: Does he hear Pompeo? Haiti should set a date for elections, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said , more than...

Puerto Ricans Protest Undistributed Aid, Want Governor Out

Protesters hold an image of Gov. Wanda Vázquez during a protest organized by Puerto Rican singer Rene Perez of Calle 13 over emergency aid...

Mexican Troops Standing Their Ground May End US Bound Caravans

FRONTERA HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — From the roadside stand where his family sells mole, barbecue and chicken stew, Miguel Ángel Vázquez has seen all...

Peacekeeper Sex Abuse Continues to Go Unpunished

ccess to Justice The widespread and enduring problem of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers has been well documented over recent years. Many of the...

Delta Offering New Summer Flights: NY to Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands– Delta Air Lines will add a new seasonal flight between Grand Cayman and New York, N.Y., starting June 13, 2020....

Officials: Dorian Didn’t Stop Bahamas from Record 2019 Tourists Numbers

NASSAU –According to the Department of Immigration, Port Authority and Customs, despite the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, 2019 was a record-breaking year for The...

Nevis Oppositon Leader Blasts Brantley Over Pompeo Meeting

Nevis’ opposition party NRP has strongly criticized Foreign Minister Premier Mark Brantley for attending Wednesday’s roundtable meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Brantley-Pompeo Meet: De Risking, Blacklisting Discussed

By Loshaun Dixon Federation Minister of Foreign Affairs Mark Brantley pitched regional issues as they relate to ‘de-risking’ and blacklisting to USA Secretary of State...

Virtual Assets Bill, 2020 Passed to Facilitate a Cashless Society

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris introduced the Virtual Assets Bill, 2020, a Bill that will help to facilitate...

Minister Brantley Takes Part in Ministerial Meeting between Caribbean Leaders and Secretary of State; Bilateral Meeting with Pompeo

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, the Honourable Mark Brantley is currently in Jamaica for a U.S.-Caribbean Ministerial Dialogue, a Policy Discussion on U.S.-...

Department of Agriculture to Conduct Testing Programme for Dermatophilosis

The Department of Agriculture in St. Kitts will coordinate an island-wide testing programme for farmers whose animals have been affected with Dermatophilosis free of...

S.T.E.P. mourns passing of Director Wendell Wattley 

Management, staff and participants at the Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP) are mourning the death of Director Mr. Wendell Wattley in the early hours...

Deadly Record: Police in Brazil Kill 5 People Daily

The killing of an eight-year-old girl during a police operation last year sparked outrage.   BBC- The number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro reached...

US Sec. of State Warns CARICOM of ‘Easy Money’ from China

KINGSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a visit to Jamaica on Wednesday, cautioned nations against taking “easy money” from China,...

Dominica Opens Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE

ABU DHABI -- Dominica today opened its new embassy in Abu Dhabi, inaugurated by the country's Prime Minister, Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit. Numerous high-level attendees were...

Pompeo: ‘No Attempt to Divide CARICOM’

US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo (L), Jamaica PM Andrew Holness Prime Minister Andrew Holness and United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo both stressed...

Strong US Economy Spurs Caribbean Tourism

New data from ForwardKeys has revealed tourism to the Caribbean grew by 4.4 per cent in 2019, in step with worldwide growth. Analysis of the...

Murders at All Time High in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of homicides in Mexico rose to 35,588 in 2019, the highest number on record, but the rate of...

Puerto Rico Seeks More Quake Aid from US

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez asked the U.S. government Tuesday to issue a major disaster declaration for 10...

St. Lucia Named Caribbean’s Top Honeymoon Destination

  Castries- St. Lucia has been named the Caribbean's  Leading Honeymoon Destination 2020 at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) that took place on...

Social Security Board Continues to Play Vital Role in Housing Programme

The investment by the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board into the Unity Housing Solutions Programme continues to pay off, Chairman of the...

Minister Hamilton: Government Continues to Provide Opportunities to ‘Climb to the Top’

The government continues to ensure the people of St. Kitts and Nevis have the opportunity to benefit from and build on opportunities, the Honourable...

Government allocates $300K to Aid Treatment of Dermatophilosis

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, in its efforts to control Dermatophilosis (Derma) in animals, has allocated $300,000 to the Ministry of Agriculture...

NIA announces availability of UVI Scholarships 2020

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration made the following announcement regarding the availability of University of the Virgin Islands Scholarships...

Ministry of Health Monitoring Novel Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health released the following information Wednesday regarding steps it is taking to address the outbreak of novel coronavirus in China. As of...

Police Investigate Shots Fired in Brown Hill

Police responded to a report of gunshots being fired in the vicinity of the Golden Grove Projects at about 10:15 p.m. Monday. Investigations so far have revealed...

NDMD receives final consignment of multi-million dollar gift from Japan

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA), through the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD), recently received the final consignment of a multi-million dollar gift package from...

Commissioner of Prisons and Corrections to Appear on ‘Working for You’

The Commissioner of Prisons and Corrections, Terrance James, will be the special guest on the government radio and television programme “Working for You” Wednesday...

NEVLEC advises of power outages

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) advised the public about planned power outages on Jan. 22-24. There will be an interruption in the electricity supply on Wednesday...

UK Will Tax US Internet Firms Despite Tariff Threat

The chancellor, Sajid Javid, has insisted that the UK will go ahead with plans for a tax on giant tech companies this spring despite...

Jamaica Warned Against Becoming a Pawn in US Economic War Against Venezuela

AP Colombian President Ivan Duque (left) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo open a regional counter-terrorism meeting at the police academy in Bogota on...

Where 250 Died: Murder Charges Filed in Brazil Dam Collapse

Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges including murder in relation to the collapse of a dam a year ago that killed at least 250 people. The...

Venezuela Secret Service Raids Opposition Office

Venezuelan secret service agents have raided the offices of opposition leader Juan Guaidó while he is on a visit to the UK. Footage showed hooded...

Grenada: World Bank OKs $20m Disaster Recovery Fund

WASHINGTON, January 21, 2020—The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$20 million Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Credit for Grenada ...

Caribbean American Immigrants Allowed to List Ancestry on Census Form

Felicia J. Persaud   CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 21, 2020: For the first time in the history of the U.S. Census, persons from...

From the Caribbean, Died Loved, Yet Alone In US: Do You Know This Man?

Dwight Claxton, a homeless veteran who died in Mount Vernon, is mourned by neighbors so moved by his passing that hey want to make...

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