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Thursday, October 1, 2020

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...

Mortgage delinquencies: What does it mean for NHC?

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Mortgage delinquencies are spiralling upwards around the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This leaves a strain on the financers...

Despite FirstCaribbean’s plan to close, Premier says banking sector remains vibrant

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -– After being notified that FirstCaribbean International Bank Ltd. (CIBC) will close its Nevis branch on November 30, Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier...

Federation leads CARICOM members to propose Advance Cargo Information Bill

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- St. Kitts and Nevis is one of the first countries within Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members to pass the Advance Cargo...

NHC affordable homes program provides notable economic spinoffs

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Over 24 years, the National Housing Corporation (NHC) has provided thousands of housing solutions for St. Kitts residents. Providing affordable...

NIA waives Alien Land Holders License fee for 90 days

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has announced a waiver of the Alien Land Holders License fee on the purchase of homes...

Revenue down almost 20 percent, NIA to implement cost-cutting measures

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, has announced that the government will soon begin implementing measures to...

Construction sector on Nevis showing signs of growth, says Planning Minister...

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The construction sector on Nevis is showing signs of growth, according to Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Physical Planning on Nevis. ...

Despite COVID-19 downturn, 1,624 businesses benefitted from stimulus measures

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Several strategies have been used to stimulate economic recovery in St. Kitts and Nevis which have resulted in more than...

St Kitts and Nevis pledges to build resilient healthcare sector

LONDON -- Investments into the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis' healthcare sector are enabling the dual-island nation to contain the spread of COVID-19,...

Agriculture, fisheries benefit from COVID-19 relief

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The COVID-19 relief programme was a success for the agriculture and fisheries sectors, according to Prime Minister of St. Kitts...

Minister of Physical Planning says, Nevis construction sector remains buoyant

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Department of Physical Planning has recorded a steady number of applications for construction projects so far for 2020, which indicates...

Officials discuss COVID-19’s economic impact on the Federation

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, says his Government welcomes continued dialogue with members...

NIA active in making Nevis schools COVID-19 compliant

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Ministry of Education has started remedial work on the island’s public primary and secondary schools to...

NIA continues COVID-19 economic stimulus package

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says he is pleased that...

Officials reviewing additional income support as economy picks back up

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The issuance of a further income relief stimulus by the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board remains under consideration. ...

Department of Labour focused on processing severance claims

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Department of Labour is working assiduously to process severance claims by workers terminated from their jobs. Section 26 of the...

Monetary Council anticipates quick Post COVID-19 quick economic turnaround

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – After a reliable COVID-19 vaccine is developed, there can be a rapid recovery for the economies of the Eastern Caribbean...

NIA focuses on innovation, resiliency, sustainability, to ensure agriculture’s future

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to focus on three critical areas in its quest to increase agricultural production on Nevis. ...

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