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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...

COVID-19 LATEST (May 27): Deaths Worldwide-352,750; US-100,625; UK-37,048; Italy-32,955

What you need to know The numbers: More than 5.5 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported worldwide, as well as at least 350,000 deaths, according to Johns...

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...

Brazil Now 3rd Worldwide with Corona Cases

Brazil has become the country with the third-highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the world, after registering a total of more than 250,000...

US Drug Firm with Positive COVID-19 Vaccine Results

The first results from human trials of a vaccine against Covid-19 have given a glimmer of hope after a US firm’s study produced positive...

Trump Administration Commends SKN’s Handling Of COVID-19

  The United States National Security Adviser, Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien, has commended Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris for his leadership in St. Kitts and...

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...

Dominica Gets Debt Relief from G-20

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris Club of creditor nations have accepted suspending debt service payments from Mali and the Caribbean island of Dominica until...

PM Names June 5 as Election Day

By Loshaun Dixon St. Kitts and Nevis will head to the polls on June  5th to elect a government for the next five years. The...

Needy Nevis Students Being Offered Cash Grants

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS -- In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) wishes to announce...

US Deporting Coronavirus to Caribbean

Travel is restricted around the world — but the United States has been flying migrants on hundreds of deportation flights to at least 11...

Jamaican Media Mogul Oliver Clarke Dies at 75

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prominent Jamaican businessman, media tycoon, Oliver Frederick Clarke, died on Saturday, May 16, after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was...

Puerto Rico to Hold November Statehood Vote

Gov. Wanda Vazquez   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to...

As Virus Falls in One World Area, it Rises in Another

South African Township Coronavirus Breeding Ground   AFP- Restaurants and churches will reopen in Italy on Monday as part of a fresh wave of lockdown easing...

UK Claims Coronavirus Vaccine Ready by September

Scientists trying to develop a vaccine in the UK are working at ‘astonishing’ speed, according to a documentary maker given access to their laboratory. TV...

Airlines Struggle to Have Passengers Wear Face Masks

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The wearing of masks to protect against the novel coronavirus has become such a sensitive issue in the...

Virus Effect: Brazil Health System Near Collapse

  São Paulo's public hospitals could be overwhelmed in about two weeks' time, the city mayor warned   BBC- The mayor of Brazil's largest city, São...

Normal Medical Clinic Services Available in SKN

Basseterre, St. Kitts- The Ministry of Health has informed the general public that regular clinic services are available at all health centres throughout the...

Virus: Temperature Checks Not Good Enough

  Basseterre, St. Kitts- Medical Chief of Staff at the JNF General Hospital, Dr. Cameron Wilkinson, said that temperature checks alone are not sufficient to...

SKN Calls for Taiwan’s Admission to WHO

Basseterre, St. Kitts- Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mark Brantley, said that St. Kitts and Nevis remains committed to advocating for the Republic...

60,000 More Face Masks Donated by Taiwan

Basseterre, St. Kitts: An additional sixty thousand (60,000) facial masks were handed over to the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis by His Excellency...

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