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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Minister Brandy-Williams address marks World Alzheimer’s Day

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -– “September 21 is recognized annually as World Alzheimer’s Day. This day seeks to raise awareness of the prevalence of this debilitating...

Handheld infrared thermometers are safe to use, pose no health risk

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Infrared thermometers are safe and pose no health risk, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws told a gathering at the...

Federation targets 2021 to launch National Health Insurance Programme

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is targeting the year 2021 to launch its Universal Health Care Programme as...

Today is Caribbean Wellness Day, its goal is to reduce NCD...

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – “The increased mortality burden associated with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Caribbean region is due to the rise in risk factors...

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Laws says, reopening of schools was necessary

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws said on Wednesday that reopening school was a necessary step as the right to...

Hon. Brantley applauds Dr. Judy Nisbett’s work as COVID-19 Task Force...

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The work of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force in managing the spread of the virus on the island has been commended...

Prime Minister Harris represents CARICOM in coronavirus global response meeting

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- A high-level virtual global meeting on upscaling the global response to the coronavirus pandemic took place Thursday morning, September 10,...

Medical University of the Americas donates 100,000 face masks to Nevis...

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Medical University of the Americas (MUA) has donated 100,000 disposable face masks to the Ministry of Health on Nevis. During a...

Premier Brantley lauds NIA’s investment in healthcare

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The recent purchase of two new ambulances for the Alexandra Hospital demonstrates the government’s commitment to health care on the island,...

Compliance with COVID-19 measures will maintain Federation’s low infection, mortality rates

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -– If the Federation is to maintain low COVID-19 rates and low mortality rates, citizens and residents must adhere to...

Hon. Brantley thanks allies for assisting in fight against COVID-19

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis, expressed gratitude to some of the Federation’s diplomatic allies...

Minister of Health welcomes health sector contributions

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Minister of Health, the Honourable Akilah Byron-Nisbett, said that contributions to the health sector in St. Kitts and Nevis are...

Nevis plans Sept. 7 to 11 ‘virtual’ activities to mark Caribbean...

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- A number of activities to commemorate Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) 2020 on September 12, will be hosted by the Health Promotion...

High Commission, Canada diaspora combine support for Federation’s healthcare

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts --The Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to do its part to support efforts within the Federation in its continued quest to...

Curfew lifted: Five new rules appended to Emergency Powers Regulations

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- St. Kitts and Nevis’ curfew and shelter-in-place orders have been lifted as of August 29, which saw The Emergency Powers...

NIA partners with Social Security Board for new ambulances to Alexander...

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -– The Alexandra Hospital in Nevis received two new ambulances during an August 28 handing-over ceremony at the hospital’s grounds. The Nevis...

National COVID-19 Task Force, Ross University officials partner on quarantine, test...

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The National COVID-19 Task Force and the administration at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) expect to strengthen...

Would you take a bath six times a day to avoid...

By the A.M. Costa Rica staffSix baths a day is what the workers at Costa Rica’s the Specialized...

Active COVID-19 cases drop to zero in St. Kitts and Nevis

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- There are zero active cases of COVID-19 in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, according to Chief Medical Officer,...

Prior to COVID-19, 43% of worldwide schools lacked basic hand-washing facilities

GENEVA, Switzerland –- As schools worldwide struggle with reopening, the latest data from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) reveal that 43 percent of...

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