December 15, 2019

Federal Government of St. Kitts & Nevis will provide over 1 million in emergency funding support to LIAT

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April 30th, 2019 At a meeting of the Federal Cabinet on Saturday (April 27th, 2019), the decision was made for the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to provide emergency funding support of over EC $1 million to LIAT, the Caribbean airline headquartered in Antigua. Coming out of a presentation to the Federal Cabinet, which was […]

Prime Minister Harris commends St. Kitts & Nevis’ security forces for their outstanding work so far this Christmas season

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December 20th, 2018 As the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis holds the second Discounted VAT Rate Day in less than a week today, Thursday, December 20th, 2018, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and its partner agencies are coming in for praise from the business community and general public, as well as from […]

Impact of proposed Scotiabank sale to be assessed in accordance with Treaty – CCC

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The CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) has said that any impact the proposed acquisition of Scotiabank by Republic Financial Holdings Limited will be assessed in accordance with the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC). The Commission, a CARICOM Institution that was established by Article 171 of the RTC, is mandated to promote and protect competition within the […]

St. Kitts & Nevis deactivated Mr. Jho Low’s passport in June

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PM HARRIS’ ADMINISTRATION DEACTIVATED JHO LOW’S PASSPORT BACK IN JUNE; LOW BECAME ECONOMIC CITIZEN UNDER DENZIL-DOUGLAS’ ADMINISTRATION IN 2011 November 6th, 2018 It has come to the attention of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis that the United States Department of Justice has indicted Malaysian financier Mr. Taek Jho Low, also known as “Jho […]

Prioritising water, land and ecosystems management, and climate resilience in Five OECS countries with IWEco

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By Donna Sue Spencer The destruction left behind in several Caribbean islands by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 highlighted their vulnerability and emphasised the need for a strong natural resource base to protect and make communities and ecosystems more resilient to the impacts of climate change, which are expected to become even more severe […]

U.S. says Rastas face discrimination in these Caribbean countries

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By NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. May 30, 2018: The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said Rastafarians in some Caribbean countries are still facing varied forms of discrimination. In its latest ‘International Religious Freedom Report for 2017,’ the US government said that Rastafarians claim they continue to face various forms of social discrimination in […]

In the #MeToo era, no sexual harassment laws exist in these Caribbean Countries

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 27, 2018: As the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault continues to spread virally across the U.S. and the world, toppling many powerful people, the Caribbean region has seemed almost silent on the issue. But the reality is, that in nine of these countries, there […]

Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas rescues two Caribbean sailors

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By Susan Young From Travel Agent Central Royal Caribbean International’s Adventure of the Seas, a Voyager-class ship similar to Explorer of the Seas shown attached, rescued two sailors adrift in the Caribbean last week. Last week, as Royal Caribbean International’s Adventure of the Seas was sailing to Willemstad, Curacao, it spotted a fishing boat which […]

Women’s rights around the world: Caribbean victims of sexual assault are ignored, activists say

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BY JAMIE JOSEPH From IB Times Jamaican co-founder Latoya Nugent of the Tambourine Army was arrested and charged last week with three counts of “malicious communication” for exposing a list of alleged sexual predators on social media, Reuters reported Wednesday. Nugent’s case has resurfaced the debate in the Caribbean over whether victims should be allowed […]

Haiti trounce Antigua & Barbuda 4-0 to take Caribbean Under-20 title

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From Guyana Chronicle WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Roberto Louima and Ronaldo Damus scored two goals each as Haiti earned a 4-0 win over Antigua & Barbuda in the final of Caribbean Under-20 qualifying on Sunday at the Stadion Ergilio Hato.With the victory, the Haitians completed the competition — which started in June and qualified five teams […]