January 24, 2020

OECS and ARIN to host inaugural State of the Caribbean Internet Symposium

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Friday, November 15, 2019 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), in collaboration with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), and the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, will be hosting the inaugural symposium on The State of the Caribbean Internet in Basseterre, […]

The UWI Open Campus to confer Honorary Degree on St Kitts and Nevis National

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Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus will confer an honorary degree on Sir Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton, current Governor-General of St. Kitts and Nevis at its 2019 graduation ceremony slated for Antigua and Barbuda on Saturday, October 12 at […]

Fisheries Ministers meet for 13th Council Meeting on Thursday and Friday in St Kitts and Nevis

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 (CRFM)—Caribbean Fisheries Ministers will assemble on Thursday and Friday of this week, from 13-14 June, at the Marriott Resort in Frigate Bay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, for the 13th Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). On the occasion of the Council Meeting, […]

Conclusions of the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — The annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting gathered officials from 53 countries in Geneva, Switzerland on 19 May 2019, to discuss the acceleration of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Four of the six independent Member States of the OECS were represented at the meeting, namely Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Grenada.  The […]

Reconstruction of CBI Programme – A critical imperative for SKN

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April 30th 2019 Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves in 2014 wrote an article on The Idea of Barbados and in it he explains why he believes Caribbean governments could learn from Barbados in searching for solutions to contemporary challenges facing the region. Gonsalves locates Barbados as above  the rest of the region, most highly developed, best infrastructure, best attitudes, uniquely […]

ECCB to issue world’s first blockchain-based digital currency

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From ECCB The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt Inc. (Bitt) have signed a contract to conduct a blockchain-issued Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The watershed contract was signed on 21 February at the ECCB’s Headquarters in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis. […]

Public sector workers in St Kitts are better off today than they were yesterday

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From gov.kn Friday, December 14th, 2018 – Discounted VAT Rate Day – marks the unprecedented third consecutive time that public sector workers have been paid a double salary at the end of the year.  The Harris-led Team Unity Government has accomplished what no other administration has done by paying a 13-month salary to all Federal […]

Burst of 54 quakes felt in Leeward Islands

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies Saturday said that a burst of 54 earthquakes occurred north of St Kitts during a 21-hour period. The biggest had a magnitude of 4.1. In a brief statement, […]

Taiwan donates US$167,000 to Nevis to purchase hemodialysis machines

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From Caribbean News Now CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) — Taiwan continues to make good on its promise to assist the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in its quest to arrest and control chronic kidney disease on the island. On Tuesday, Tom Lee, resident ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis, handed over a US$167,000 cheque to Mark Brantley, […]

Phillips says global anti-immigration policies a threat to Caribbean progress

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From Jamaica Gleaner Opposition Leader and People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips today warned that Caribbean progress was under threat from a rise in anti-immigration policies in rich countries. Addressing the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) 80th annual conference Phillips told supporters that the region must take serious note of the re-emergence of anti- […]