November 12, 2019

St. Kitts-Nevis Government repatriates Haitian migrants after consulting with international, regional and local partners

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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (October 31st, 2019) – The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has repatriated a total of 49 Haitian migrants to their home country via chartered flights from Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.  In arriving at this decision, the Government held discussions with Haiti’s government, the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM), CARICOM […]

Sir Dennis praises Caribbean Court of Justice’s accomplishments

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Former President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Right Honourable Sir Dennis Byron, a native of St. Kitts and Nevis, has praised the accomplishments of the Trinidad-based court, which was established in 2005 to replace the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as […]

Civil society role critical to advance CCJ, says former president

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By LK Hewlett From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Former president of the Caribbean Court of Justice Sir Dennis Byron has weighed in on why two more Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have rejected the CCJ. Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada both held referenda on Tuesday to decide if their countries would move […]

OECS Bar president urges member countries to embrace CCJ

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By LK Hewlett West Indies News Network From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Thaddeus Antoine, president of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Bar Association, has lent the organization’s voice to the calls for member countries to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (the CCJ) as their final court of appeal. […]

Possible 2017 payout for ECCU British American policyholders

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By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Regional policyholders of the British American Insurance Company Limited (BAICO) may be one step closer to receiving a payout, eight years after the company collapsed. Close to 4,000 individuals and businesses in St. Kitts and Nevis were among the many policyholders in the Eastern Caribbean who suffered […]

US brands Eastern Caribbean countries ‘a transit point for drug traffickers’

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By LK Hewlett WINN From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — The US State Department has labeled the Eastern Caribbean as a “transit point for drug traffickers going to the United States and Europe”. According to the State Department’s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) released in March, the Eastern Caribbean hosts abundant […]

Elimination of Aedes aegypti mosquito critical in zika prevention, says entomologist

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From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — Retired entomologist Dr Sam Rawlins in St Kitts and Nevis said that it is possible to reduce the prevalence of the zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito if all members of the community become involved in what he termed “integrated vector management”. “I’m preaching the message of integrated […]

Court orders St Kitts-Nevis tourism minister to pay election debts

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From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has ordered St Kitts and Nevis tourism minister, Lindsay Grant, to pay election consulting fees owed to BuzzMaker, an international political consulting firm that has worked on hundreds of high profile political campaigns across the Caribbean and the world. In 2009, as […]

St Kitts-Nevis financial secretary addresses de-risking banking issue

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From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — The threats to the region’s banking sector due to de-risking could have disastrous implications for the Caribbean region and as such Hilary Hazel, financial secretary in St Kitts, has shed some light on the issue as it pertains to the Federation during the prime minister’s monthly […]

ECCB expresses concern over OECS commercial bank charges

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From Caribbean360 BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Thursday November 6, 2014, CMC – The Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) says action needs to be taken to address commercial bank charges in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). A communiqué issued at the end of the 80th meeting of the Council held here […]