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After protests, more water coming to thirsty areas

April 25, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17759" align="alignleft" width="300"] Residents of Todd's Road, Caparo, block the roadway with burning debris during a protest over the poor water supply in the area and the condition of the roads.[/caption] Responding to cries for a steady supply of pipe borne water, the Water and...

Park Hyatt St. Kitts Opening Is Delayed… AGAIN

April 25, 2017 in National

A report that the opening of the prestigious Park Hyatt St. Kitts has been delayed …again. Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky), a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector noted that in his postings in June 2016, indicated that the hotel was accepting reservations for stays as...

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

April 25, 2017 in Sports

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Long after the Trail Blazers had left their court, many of Golden State's players celebrated on the floor at the Moda Center to the delight of a rather large contingent of yellow-clad fans who chanted "War-ri-ors! War-ri-ors!" The first-round sweep was sweet, even...

James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead

April 24, 2017 in Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- LeBron James celebrated another milestone with the greatest second-half comeback in playoff history. Win one more at Indiana, the four-time MVP will be crowned king of the first round. James scored 41 points while padding his postseason resume with yet another triple-double, leading defending champion...

Rain has the final say

April 24, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17716" align="alignleft" width="300"] Workmen at Sabina Park yesterday trying their best to keep the ground and pitch dry.[/caption] Heavy rainfall ruined almost the entire second day of the first Test between Pakistan and hosts West Indies at Sabina Park. However, in the little time allowing,...

Airbnb meets with Caribbean government reps

April 20, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17656" align="alignright" width="300"] Airbnb and Curaçao sign tourism agreement[/caption] The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and government representatives from eight member countries met with Airbnb officials to discuss Airbnb’s growing presence in the region and to address areas of mutual cooperation as outlined in an agreement...

Local Cuisine Is a Magnet for Tourists

April 19, 2017 in National

Carlene Henry-Morton, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, said that it is important to showcase the federation’s talent, in particular, its local cuisine, as it is deemed a magnet to the many tourists who visit the islands, noting that a lot of tourists tend...

Irving scores 37, Cavs hold on to beat Pacers 117-111

April 18, 2017 in Sports

CLEVELAND -- Blown big leads. Defensive breakdowns. Bad shots. None of it means anything to LeBron James. The only score that matters is 2-0. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points, Kevin Love added 27, James had 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers avoided another fourth-quarter collapse in Game 2,...

World Bank director lauds Jamaica

April 18, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17622" align="alignleft" width="300"] Newly appointed World Bank Caribbean Country Director, Tahseen Sayed[/caption] Newly appointed World Bank Caribbean Country Director Tahseen Sayed, has lauded Jamaica for attaining stable growth and significant debt reduction under its International Monetary Fund (IMF)-supported economic reform programme. Addressing journalists during a recent...

Crime Surge Continues In SKN

April 18, 2017 in National

The out of control crime spree continued over the Easter weekend with more armed robberies and home invasions. On Sunday night bandits invaded the family home of Charlie Jong's father in Mattingly taking a safe reportedly containing thousands of dollars, jewelry and important documents. On Easter Monday...

Fraser-Pryce expecting baby boy

April 13, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17597" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo shared by Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce with her Facebook announcement[/caption] KINGSTON, Jamaica — Double Olympic gold medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce announced on social media a short while ago that she is expecting a baby boy. With a picture of a gender-reveal maternity shoot with...

NOT ENOUGH RUNS

April 12, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17569" align="alignright" width="300"] SHORT-LIVED CELEBRATION: West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel celebrates after bowling Pakistan’s Babar Azam during the third and final ODI at Guyana National Stadium, Providence, Guyana, yesterday.[/caption] Simply put West Indies did not score enough runs to challenged the Pakistan batsmen in...

“Don’t worry, I am in good health”

April 12, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17566" align="alignleft" width="300"] 13-year-old Omarly Williams of Champs Sports Boxing Academy shows Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley how it's is done at the distribution of boxing equipment and gears at the Diego Martin Boys' R.C School, Church Street, Diego Martin yesterday evening.[/caption] Prime Minister Dr...

Caribbean can earn more from marine life

April 11, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17546" align="alignright" width="300"] Jamaica has been looking at the feasibility of sea cucumber export in recent times, says Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Executive Director Milton Haughton[/caption] The Caribbean has the potential to generate more income from the fishing industry by increasing the range of products...

CARICOM health body aims to improve Caribbean patient care

April 10, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14474" align="alignright" width="300"] HOSPEDALES… this is far from the truth[/caption] PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says the establishment of a Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) will improve conditions for patients in the region to receive safe, efficacious, high...

Pakistan beat Windies by 74 runs in second ODI

April 10, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17476" align="alignright" width="300"] Pakistan's cricket team members pose for a group photo before the start of the final of four-T20I-match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on April 2, 2017.[/caption] PROVIDENCE, Guyana (AFP) — Pakistan beat...

WICB Has Done A ‘Lousy Job’ – Viv Richards

April 07, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17498" align="alignleft" width="300"] Legendary West Indies captain, Sir Vivian Richards.[/caption] Former West Indies captain Sir Viv Richards has blamed the “arrogance of administrators” involved in West Indies cricket for the failure to ensure the best players in the region remain available for international duty. Several big-ticket...

Natural Gas Price Hike in Pipeline for Barbadians

April 07, 2017 in Regional

An increase in natural gas rates is on the horizon for Barbadian consumers. Minister of Industry and Commerce Donville Inniss put the public on notice yesterday as he revealed that the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Energy have been discussing new rates. It’s a move...

C’bean nationals nabbed, face deportation in immigration sweep

April 06, 2017 in Regional

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has arrested a number of Caribbean nationals in a three-day immigration sweep. ICE said that the unidentified Caribbean nationals were among 31 foreigners arrested during the operation “targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration...

Curry shines against Wizards, Warriors win 11th straight

April 04, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17446" align="alignright" width="300"] Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, lays up a shot past Washington Wizards' Ian Mahinmi (28) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Warriors won, 139-115.[/caption] OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry sported...

Principal suspended in bullying probe

April 03, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17421" align="alignright" width="300"] Tristan Khan, whose arm was broken in an incident at his school.[/caption] Investigations into a bully attack at the Mayaro Government Primary School, which left a schoolboy with a broken arm, resulted in the suspension of the principal on Friday. The Ministry of...

ExxonMobil Makes Third Oil Find Off Guyana

April 03, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17418" align="alignleft" width="300"] FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THE SNOEK WELL, THE STENA CARRON DRILLSHIP HAS MOVED BACK TO THE LIZA AREA TO DRILL THE LIZA-4 WELL.[/caption] ExxonMobil’s oil finding streaking offshore Guyana is continuing, with the company reporting yesterday that it has struck oil again. It is...

Pakistan beat Windies by seven wickets in 4th T20

April 03, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17403" align="alignright" width="300"] Pakistan's Babar Azam plays a shot during the final of four-T20I-match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on April 2, 2017[/caption] PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP) — Ahmed Shehzad struck a patient half-century...

WI LET IT SLIP *Pakistan take 2-0 lead with 3-run win

March 31, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17369" align="alignleft" width="300"] West Indies' Sunil Narine (centre) successfully appeals for a LBW against Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir during the second of four-T20I-match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on March 30, 2017[/caption] West Indies had Pakistan...

Pakistan dismissed for 132 against Windies in 2nd T20

March 30, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17369" align="alignleft" width="300"] West Indies' Sunil Narine (centre) successfully appeals for a LBW against Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir during the second of four-T20I-match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on March 30, 2017[/caption] PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad...

Charges against UPP Trio Dismissed

March 29, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17346" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cheerful United Progressive Party supporters swarmed defendants Harold Lovell, Dr Jacqui Quinn and Willmoth Daniel moments after Magistrate Conliffe Clarke ruled the trio did not have a case to answer on any of the four charges in the bus probe[/caption] The United...

Murder #6 in Newton Ground …Man Shot Dead

March 29, 2017 in National

Freedom Fm has just received a report of a shooting incident in Newton Ground St. Kitts resulting in the death of Akeem Bryan of Newton Ground. Police say Investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) and Officers of Police Division “B”, are investigating the incident that...

Windies extend vexing run with opening loss

March 28, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17315" align="alignright" width="300"] during the 1st T20i Match between West Indies and Pakistan at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown on Sunday March 26, 2017[/caption] A muted West Indies displayed little of the bluster that made them World champions, as they slumped to a disappointing six-wicket loss to...

Ex-AG on crime: Buck stops with Govt

March 28, 2017 in Regional

Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj didn't call any names yesterday but he was clearly taking issue with the approach of the Government and the Prime Minister in dealing with crime. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has stated repeatedly the Government's (anti)crime plan is to equip...

Knicks hand Pistons 4th straight loss, 109-95

March 28, 2017 in Sports

NEW YORK -- Just in time to delay playoff elimination, the New York Knicks showed they have some spunk left. "Guys, they keep playing, keep fighting," coach Jeff Hornacek. The Detroit Pistons better hurry up and do the same. Derrick Rose scored 27 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 25...

Opposition MP sues St Lucia PM for defamation

March 28, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17304" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr Ernest Hilaire (L) and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet[/caption] CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In the latest in what seems to be a current spate of defamation actions launched by politicians against colleagues on the other side of the aisle in the Eastern...

Analysts say CIU resignations must be explained

March 27, 2017 in Regional

A transparency advocate, a political analyst and a former senator have agreed that Prime Minister Gaston Browne owes the public an explanation as to why the two most senior officers of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) have resigned. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Disclosure Today,...

Rondell Chapman Shot Dead In Nevis

March 27, 2017 in National

Police on Nevis are investigating a murder in Cotton Ground, Nevis. The victim Rondell Chapman of Rawlins Village,Gingerland was reportedly on the field playing cricket Sunday afternoon when two armed masked men reportedly rushed him and shot him, fatally wounding him. Chapman was shot in the head...

Deadly Explosion in St Lucia

March 23, 2017 in Regional

Four people are dead and more than a dozen are being treated for serious injuries following an explosion in St Lucia’s north yesterday evening. It occurred at a quarry as workers welded a container carrying dynamite. Neighbouring Martinique is helping the Eastern Caribbean island treat the...

Attempted assassination of former Haitian president

March 22, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17219" align="alignright" width="300"] Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide[/caption] On Monday, at around 2:00 in the afternoon, the motorcade of former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, escorted by two police vehicles, was the subject of shooting attack, whose origin is unknown. The incident occurred while Aristide was returning...

Joseph, Louis bowl Hurricanes to crucial win

March 21, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17190" align="alignright" width="300"] During the Warm Up Match St. Kitts & Nevis v Bangladesh at Warner Park. Basseterre, St. Kitts on Saturday, August 30. WICB Media Photo/Randy Brooks[/caption] Test seamer Alzarri Joseph combined with Jeremiah Louis to destroy Jamaica Scorpions’ second innings and propel Leeward...

PM Harris says Peoples Labour Party (PLP) inaugural National Convention set for Saturday: Deputy Leader Condor says any move to oust Wattley or Phillip from Executive will result in legal action

March 20, 2017 in National

The Peoples Labour Party (PLP), a member of the ruling tri-party Team Unity coalition, holds its inaugural National Convention on Saturday March 25 in Tabernacle Village, in the heart of Constituency Seven which is represented by Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, PLP’s Political Leader, and...

Scorpions suffer 34-run defeat to Hurricanes

March 20, 2017 in Sports

The Jamaica Scorpions fell to a 34-run defeat against Leeward Island Hurricanes on day three of their historic day/night Digicel Regional Four-day match at Sabina Park a short while ago. The Scorpions, chasing a victory of 149, were bowled out for 144 in 37.5 overs with Jermaine...

Sammy wants to play in upcoming series

March 16, 2017 in Sports

Daren Sammy is leaving the decision about whether he plays again for West Indies up to the selection panel. The former West Indies captain said he is available for selection for the West Indies team in the limited-overs formats for the upcoming series against Pakistan, which...

Gov’t orders resumption of probe into CIP investor

March 15, 2017 in Regional

The government has ordered the resumption of the investigation into the granting of citizenship to Chinese investor, Lihua Tian, who allegedly wilfully concealed material facts in support of her application which was approved. A notice ordering the probe has been published in the March 9, 2017...

Collins to retire at IAAF World Championships

March 14, 2017 in National

Legendary sprinter Kim Collins will join Usain Bolt in retiring from the sport at the IAAF World Championships London 2017. Collins, the 2003 world 100m champion, has enjoyed a distinguished career competing for St Kitts & Nevis for more than 20 years, but will call time...

Russell scores 28, Lakers finally win in Phoenix 122-110

March 10, 2017 in Sports

PHOENIX -- The Los Angeles Lakers stopped their desert drought with one satisfying performance. D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Lakers earned their first win in Phoenix in six years with a 122-110 victory over the Suns on Thursday night. Jordan Clarkson added...

Warriors fall at home to Celtics again: Boston wins 99-86

March 09, 2017 in Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Boston Celtics had their way in Golden State's typically imposing building again. Last April, it was wrecking the Warriors' record 54-game home winning streak. This time, they spoiled Golden State's lone appearance at Oracle Arena in a nearly three-week span. Isaiah Thomas scored...

8 Women Awarded On International Woman’s Day In St. Kitts

March 09, 2017 in National

[caption id="attachment_16995" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo (L-R): Senator Hon. Akilah Byron-Nisbett; Senator and Minister of State Hon. Wendy Phipps; Mrs. Yvette Slack; Shirley Julius; Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris; Lucrecia Sargeant; Antoinette Henry; Beula Mills; Tiandra Browne; Michele de la Coudray-Blake; Back Row (Hon....

Trio Found Guilty Of Murder

March 08, 2017 in National

Three persons on trial for the Offence of Murder were found guilty of all charges today at the Basseterre High Court. Denroy Simmonds, Nicholas Riley and Keith Murray of Challengers Village were on trial for the murder of George Livingston Queeley of Middle Island. The incident...

Iguodala scores 24 to lead Warriors past Hawks, 119-111

March 07, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_4286" align="alignright" width="300"] Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) brings the ball up court vs. the Hawks.[/caption] ATLANTA -- The Golden State Warriors won on an off night for the Splash Brothers. The Atlanta Hawks couldn't overcome the benching of their point guard. Andre Iguodala scored a season-high...

Vincentian Boat Held in Record-Breaking Drug Bust at Sea

March 03, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_16897" align="alignleft" width="300"] THE COCAINE HAD A STREET VALUE OF OVER US$71.75 MILLION.[/caption] Authorities are trying to get to the bottom of how a Vincentian-owned and registered fishing boat was held in what has been described as the largest maritime seizure in 18 years. In an...

Rihanna Makes it To Harvard and Students Go Wild

March 02, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_16892" align="alignright" width="300"] Pop star Rihanna received the Harvard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year award at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University[/caption] It was all very Rihanna – from the style to the speech to the crowd’s reaction. From the time the Barbadian superstar walked onto the...

ECCB to name building in honour of Sir Dwight

March 01, 2017 in Regional

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, in recognition of the legacy of former Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), the late Sir K Dwight Venner, said it will be naming the Phase 1 building at its headquarters in his honour. According to a release from...

Pastor Williams Hold Prayer Vigil Over Land Taken By TUG

March 01, 2017 in National

Pastor Cyprian Williams of the New Birth Gospel Tabernacle is holding a prayer vigil and demonstration outside Government Headquarters, in an attempt to reclaim land taken by the Team Unity Government, previously allocated and approved for his church. The one man demonstration started on Tuesday night...

CBFC Student Busted for Cocaine

March 01, 2017 in National

A combined interdiction operation by officers of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise Department and the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force resulted in the detention and arrest of a passenger at the Vance Amory International Airport on Friday (Februay 24) and the second major...

Chalkie 9 Times…Sparrow’s National Calypso Monarch record broken

February 28, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_16837" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ninth time National Calyspo Monarch winner Hollis Liverpool “Chalkdust” copped the first place in the Calypso Monarch competition with his composition “Learn From Arithmetic” at the Dimanche Gras, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on Sunday night.[/caption] Even before he was halfway...

St Kitts, Haiti end campaign on losing note

February 27, 2017 in Sports

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – St Kitts and Nevis could not withstand a first half assault from United States and crashed to a heavy 4-1 defeat, to finish the preliminary round of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship with three straight losses. Sebastian Saucedo struck twice while Brooks...

Lisa Hanna responds to death threats

February 27, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_16815" align="alignleft" width="300"] HANNA… I pray that all Jamaicans who value common decency will find the courage to push back against this new normal and defend Jamaica’s true culture[/caption] DECLARING that she is without fear of reprisal when it comes to women’s and children’s rights,...

Trump Worried About Trinidad and Tobago’s ISIS Links

February 24, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_16332" align="alignright" width="300"] President Donald Trump sits at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, January 23, 2017.[/caption] United States officials are reportedly concerned that Trinidad and Tobago nationals who have joined ISIS could return and pose a threat...

Valencia stun Real Madrid to leave race wide open

February 23, 2017 in Sports

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Two goals in the opening eight minutes from Simone Zaza and Fabian Orellana blew the La Liga title race wide open as Valencia beat leaders Real Madrid 2-1 yesterday. The defeat leaves Madrid just a single point clear of Barcelona and three...

Deportees coming

February 23, 2017 in Regional

Antigua & Barbuda is being warned to prepare to accept an influx of deportees as the Donald Trump administration in the United States widens the net for immigration deportation. The country’s Ambassador to the United States Sir Ronald Sanders and US-based Antiguan Immigration Attorney, Ralph Bowen...

President Trump Invites Trinidad PM to Washington

February 22, 2017 in Regional

Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley got a surprise calls from American President Donald Trump during which the leader of the twin-island republic was invited to Washington. Although not much was disclosed about the conversation, the US Embassy in Trinidad said that in the...

Exiled Bravo, Pooran land IPL contracts

February 21, 2017 in Sports

BENGALURU, India (CMC) – Exiled West Indies batsman Darren Bravo is on his way to the lucrative Indian Premier League after landing a contract with Kolkata Knight Riders in the auction held here Monday. The 28-year-old left-hander, locked in an impasse with the West Indies Cricket...

A&B to offer kidney transplant services to OECS states

February 21, 2017 in Regional

The country’s Health Minister Molwyn Joseph said a plan is being formulated for Antigua & Barbuda to extend its kidney transplant services to other members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). On January 16, 2017, the island’s first kidney transplant was completed at Mount...

T&T PM and President Trump discuss security, trade

February 20, 2017 in Regional

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The United States and Trinidad and Tobago will continue to work on matters related to security and trade, according to reports from the twin island republic. The decision was the outcome of a conversation between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and...

Miller defends decision to hold back brilliant Powell

February 20, 2017 in Sports

Nikita Miller, the Jamaica Scorpions captain, has defended his team’s tactics after they went down by 59 runs to Barbados Pride at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Saturday’s final of the Regional Super50 tournament. The Pride, powered by Shai Hope’s brilliant 101 and Captain Jason Holder’s swashbuckling...

Two Salaries for Nevis Ministers Discussed on Working For You

February 16, 2017 in National

[caption id="attachment_4712" align="alignleft" width="300"] Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory[/caption] On the eve of the Team Unity Government’s 2nd Anniversary, Working for You hosted by Lesroy Williams featured Prime Minister Timothy Harris, Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards, and Premier Vance Amory. Speaking on the matter of two...

Deadly domestic dispute

February 15, 2017 in Regional

WHEN 32-year-old Jamaican Kevin Nelson told his sister, Janice Smith, that he had shot his spouse and her 15-year-old daughter to death last Friday, she was relieved when he said he was joking. However, on Monday, Nelson made an about-turn when he phoned the Sunrise Police...

IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE

February 14, 2017 in Community Pulse

All owners of livestock in the area of the F.T. Williams Highway and the surrounding environs are asked to cease and desist from the grazing of your animals in the fenced area for the Aviation Approach Lighting at the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport. Any animal...

NOTICE TO PUBLIC FROM SCASPA

February 13, 2017 in Community Pulse

The Saint Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA), in accordance with Section 61(e) of the St. Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority Act, hereby informs the general public that all loading and unloading (handling) of commercial cargo at the Basseterre Ferry Terminal has been...

Was There A Coup Attempt In Dominica? PM Says Yes, Opposition Says No

February 10, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14166" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit[/caption] Charges and countercharges are making the rounds in Dominica as police continue investigations to get to the bottom of Tuesday’s violent disturbance following an anti-government protest, which resulted in the vandalism of nine businesses and 32 arrests. While...

Dominica PM says a coup was planned against his gov’t

February 09, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14166" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit[/caption] ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the leadership of two opposition parties had planned to storm his office and “seize the seat of power” during Tuesday night’s disturbances that led to demonstrators setting fire...

Harden has 25 to lead Rockets over Magic 128-104

February 08, 2017 in Sports

HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets weren't thrilled that they let a huge lead dwindle to less than 10 points in the fourth quarter on Tuesday night. They were, however, happy with how they responded once that happened. James Harden had 25 points and 13 assists as the...

AG Byron: TUG Ready to Pursue Good Governance Agenda

February 07, 2017 in National

With calls in recent time made by executive members of the PLP notably Clecton Phillip its General Secretary and Chairman Douglas Wattley for good governance, transparency and accountability in the Team Unity Government, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Vincent ‘Juicy’ Byron assured Team Unity...

VAT Ease for St Lucians

February 07, 2017 in Regional

Consumers and businesses in St Lucia are in for a big break as a reduction in Value Added Tax (VAT) takes effect. In keeping with a campaign promise made leading up to the June 6 general election, the United Workers Party (UWP) administration slashed the VAT...

Narace Ramnarine is New Head of Forensic Unit in St. Kitts and Nevis

February 06, 2017 in National

[caption id="attachment_16494" align="alignright" width="300"] Prime Minister Harris (left) and Narace Ramnarine (right)[/caption] Narace Ramnarine, a former law enforcement officer of 26 years in Trinidad and Tobago, now heads the Forensic Unit in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF). This was revealed by Prime Minister...

Opposition planning demonstration for Dominica PM’s resignation

February 06, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_4367" align="alignleft" width="300"] UWP leader Lennox Linton (File photo)[/caption] ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) says it is planning a demonstration on Tuesday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Opposition Leader Lennox Linton said the demonstration to be...

No contest: Heat push streak to 9, roll Hawks 116-93

February 02, 2017 in Sports

MIAMI -- Ask anyone in the Miami Heat locker room how this is happening, and the answers will all be largely the same. They can't explain. That doesn't bother them, either. The NBA's hottest team stayed that way Wednesday night, as Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters...

Russell Banned

February 01, 2017 in Sports

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – West Indies Twenty20 star, Andre Russell, was Tuesday ruled out of several major upcoming global tournaments after being slapped with a 12-month ban for an anti-doping whereabouts violation. The 28-year-old globetrotting all-rounder missed three drugs tests back in 2015 after failing to...

Curry out, but Warriors hold off Blazers 113-111

January 30, 2017 in Sports

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Warriors coach Steve Kerr was already thinking of his next play when Evan Turner's potential go-ahead 3-pointer was in the air. It wasn't needed, as the shot bounced off the rim and Golden State held off the Portland Trail Blazers 113-111 on Sunday...

Caribbean American legislators outraged over Trump’s executive orders on illegal immigration

January 27, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14876" align="alignleft" width="300"] US Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke[/caption] NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Two Caribbean American legislators here have expressed outrage over newly-installed United States President Donald Trump’s signing of executive orders for sweeping crackdown on illegal Caribbean and other immigrants. On Wednesday, Trump signed...

Jamaica eyes appeal

January 26, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_16351" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jamaica’s winning 4x100m team members pose with their gold medals in Beijing, China, in 2008. From left are Nesta Carter, whose blood sample was tested positive; Michael Frater; Usain Bolt; and Asafa Powell.[/caption] JAMAICA’S legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has lost his 2008...

Hector Says CCM Government Has Failed Nevisians

January 25, 2017 in National

NRP representative for constituency #1 in Nevis Robelto Hector says the record of the CCM in Office is one of failure and disappointment. Speaking on Freedom Fm’s Issues Tuesday, Hector pointed to a number of areas where promises were made but not kept by the CCM...

Jones, Holiday lead Pelicans past Cavs 124-122

January 24, 2017 in Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- LeBron James stroked his beard as he sat in his locker and tried to make sense of Cleveland's recent slide. Losses to powerhouses like Golden State and San Antonio were a little easier to shake off. But Monday night's result with New Orleans...

Waiters for the win: Heat stun Warriors, 105-102

January 24, 2017 in Sports

MIAMI -- Dion Waiters went from air ball to game-winner. Waiters made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to cap his 33-point effort, and the Miami Heat beat Golden State 105-102 on Monday night to end the Warriors' seven-game winning streak. It was the second straight game...

St. Kitts and Nevis Passport Ranks #4 in Caribbean

January 24, 2017 in National

Barbados has the most powerful passport in the Caribbean and the 50th most powerful in the world, according to the results of a 2017 world travel ranking. The latest ranking, released by Passportindex.org, takes into account the number of visa-free regions and countries that a passport...

Obamas in BVI for vacation

January 24, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_16315" align="alignleft" width="300"] This photo of the Obamas, immigration officers, and Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews in the BVI is being circulated widely on social media[/caption] Former President of the United States Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrived at the Terrence B Lettsome International...

Jamaican busted at JFK airport with cocaine in patties

January 21, 2017 in Regional

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — The United States law enforcement officials have arrested a Jamaican with cocaine in beef patties at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport. The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers intercepted Chantal Alecia Bedward on arrival on...

Rose powers slumping Knicks past Celtics 117-106

January 19, 2017 in Sports

BOSTON -- New York's locker room door opened and music was blaring in the background. It's not a scene that's happened after too many Knicks' games lately. Derrick Rose matched his season high with 30 points, and the slumping Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 117-106 on Wednesday...

See LIVE Coverage of Privy Council Appeal of former Nevisian Cricketer Warrington Phillip who was convicted of First Degree Murder for the brutal slaying of his wife

January 19, 2017 in National

https://www.jcpc.uk/live/court-03.htm In Nov. 2008, Phillip was convicted for the brutal slaying of his then 26-year-old estranged wife Shermel Williams-Phillip on February 16, 2007 in the yard of her home in Brown Hill Village, Nevis. Her throat was slashed, as she sat at the wheel of her...

Missing trio found dead in Negril

January 18, 2017 in Regional

NEGRIL, Westmoreland – The worst fears of loved ones of three Savanna-la-Mar men who went missing Saturday were realised when their partially decomposed bodies were discovered deep in bushes in the West End area of Negril yesterday afternoon. The deceased have been identified as David Bennett,...

ILO predicts increase unemployment in Caribbean in 2017

January 16, 2017 in Regional

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The International Labour Organization (ILO) is predicting that unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean will rise to 8.4 per cent this year. The ILO has released its World Employment Social Outlook, indicating that global unemployment levels and rates are expected to...

Warriors dial in from long distance to overpower Pistons

January 13, 2017 in Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The banged-up Detroit Pistons gave it a valiant effort for 24 minutes, but they lacked the crucial long-ball component. That impediment led to their demise, equating to a 127-107 blowout victory for the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night at Oracle Arena. “We always...

Westbrook’s 18th triple-double comes at critical time for OKC

January 12, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_16103" align="alignright" width="300"] Russell Westbrook went for 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists Wednesday against the Grizzlies.[/caption] OKLAHOMA CITY -- It was less than two weeks ago when Russell Westbrook left Memphis with zero assists, six turnovers, an ejection and a 34-point loss. It...

Guyana dealing with outbreak of gastro in rural areas

January 12, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_16100" align="alignright" width="300"] Guyana’s Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence[/caption] GEORGETOWN, Guyana, (CMC) – The Guyana government says it has sent a medical team to three Amerindian areas in Region Nine amid reports of an outbreak of gastroenteritis. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence said the medical team...

More players for Hurricanes ahead of Super50 Tournament

January 11, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_16086" align="alignright" width="300"] Despite not making the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force team, Kevon Cooper along with other Queen's Park Cricket Club teammates could still make an appearance in the Regional Super50 after being selected in the Leeward Islands Hurricanes squad for the tournament.[/caption] Chief...

St. Kitts Is In Need of Your Vote

January 11, 2017 in National

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority is calling all residents of the island, including those who are just simply in love with Sugar City, to vote for St. Kitts in USA Today’s annual 10 Best Reader’s Choice. The island has been nominated in the following categories: The Best...

Latest James Harden triple-double keeps Rockets rolling

January 11, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_16073" align="alignleft" width="300"] James Harden became the fourth player in NBA history to record consecutive 40-point triple-double games on Tuesday night. The others? Russell Westbrook, Pete Maravich and Michael Jordan.[/caption] HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets are nearly at the halfway mark of the season with...

Ronaldo beats Messi to win FIFA best player award

January 10, 2017 in Sports

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Best Male Player Award, beating Lionel Messi for a stellar 2015-16 season, at a glittering ceremony in Zurich. Ronaldo also won the Ballon d'Or, given by France Football magazine, in December, with both honours in recognition for success...

PM Defends His Diplomat

January 10, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_3163" align="alignleft" width="300"] Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne[/caption] Prime Minister Gaston Browne has come out in defense of Ambassador Casroy James arguing that additional information that James provided indicates that his relationship with persons allegedly linked to Odebrecht was legitimate. In December 2016 a...

Community Notice

January 09, 2017 in Community Pulse

ANNOUNCEMENT - A (Please announce this information from Monday January 9th, 2017 to THURSDAY January 12th, 2017) There will be a Community Meeting for all persons living in the area from Brightons to Bourryeux on Thursday, January 12th, 2017, starting at 8:00 p.m. All are invited. Matters...

Sir Dwight laid to rest

January 05, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15996" align="alignright" width="300"] Former governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Sir K Dwight Venner (inset) received a fitting send-off during an official funeral at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St Lucia, Jan 4, 2016.[/caption] In the presence of regional...

Passports for Sale

January 02, 2017 in National

Steve Kroft reports on how cash-starved countries offer citizenship for a price, creating ways to ease travel for foreigners, including those running from the law. ...

Craig Wins Senior Monarch Calypso Finals

December 30, 2016 in National

Calypso Craig is a first time kaiso King winning the calypso finals at Carnival Village on Thursday night dethroning King Astro in the process. Craig had reached the finals several times over the years but never won it all until last night. Craig won with 776 pts...

A bad year for murders

December 30, 2016 in Regional

Christmas Day in Jamaica: there's a relaxed game of dominos at a shop in Hendon Norwood, in St James. A man and a woman rush in, fleeing a carload of gunmen. There's a burst of bullets: four dead. That's just a mile or so from...

Liverpool come roaring back to demolish Stoke

December 28, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_15909" align="alignright" width="300"] Liverpool's Estonian defender Ragnar Klavan (R) pressures Stoke City's Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony (L) during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 27, 2016.[/caption] LIVERPOOL: A fine finish by...

What’s the lucky number TONIGHT? 1..2..3..4..5?

December 28, 2016 in National

1: Shantara Hewlett, Miss St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank 2: Hydeia Tyson, Miss Development Bank of St. Kitts & Nevis 3: Nordia Demming, Miss St. Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) 4: Jonieka Smithen, Miss Carib Brewery (St. Kitts/Nevis) 5: Katherina Davis, Miss National Caribbean Insurance Co Ltd Get your...

Heat erase 19-point deficit, top Lakers 115-107

December 23, 2016 in Sports

MIAMI -- Halftime was longer than usual on Thursday night in Miami, to accommodate the ceremony in which the Heat retired Shaquille O'Neal's number and raised a banner to the rafters. O'Neal said he was humbled. The Heat were apparently inspired. Down 11-0 to start the game and...

Alexandra Hospital to get $20 million boost in 2017

December 21, 2016 in National

Deputy Premier and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration the Honorable Mark Brantley says the health sector in Nevis, in particular the Alexandra Hospital will see significant investment to the tune of $20 million in 2017. Brantley told Freedom Fm Newsdesk on Wednesday that...

US Coast Guard seizes US$18m in drugs in Caribbean Sea

December 21, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15162" align="alignleft" width="300"] A United States Coast Guard cutter on patrol[/caption] FLORIDA, United States (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says it has seized more than 1,100 pounds of cocaine during a 19-day exercise in the Caribbean Sea. It said that the crew of the...

Hawks overcome Westbrook’s 46 to beat Thunder 110-108

December 20, 2016 in Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Paul Millsap took advantage of a chance to show off his rare versatility. Atlanta's 6-foot-8 forward shifted to center because Dwight Howard was out and scored a season-high 30 points, including the go-ahead 10-footer with 12.7 seconds left. He helped the Hawks overcome...

Obama signature coming to secure better Carib-US relations

December 19, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15810" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ranking member of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs Congressman Eliot Engel greets Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.[/caption] WASHINGTON, DC — Legislation to enhance the United States’ engagement with the Caribbean...

Celtics build huge lead, hang on to beat Heat 105-95

December 19, 2016 in Sports

MIAMI -- Isaiah Thomas drew blood from Justise Winslow. Other than that, most of Miami's biggest problems were self-inflicted. And the Boston Celtics reaped the benefits. Thomas scored 23 points before getting ejected, Avery Bradley added 20 and the Celtics led by 22 points in the first...

Khyla Is Queen of Queens

December 19, 2016 in National

Khyla Brown has made the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis proud once again. The 21 year old singer, dancer and entrepreneur was crowned the first Miss Caribbean Carnival at the Sugar Mill in Basseterre, St. Kitts on Saturday December 17, 2016. According to the scores...

Obama’s Parting Gift to the Caribbean

December 16, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15776" align="alignright" width="300"] OBAMA IS EXPECTED TO SIGN INTO LAW LEGISLATION AIMED AT BOLSTERING US/CARIBBEAN RELATIONS ON A RANGE OF CRITICAL ISSUES[/caption] United States President Barack Obama is set to deliver a long awaited gift to the Caribbean before he leaves the White House in...

Another efficient passing night leads Warriors past Knicks

December 16, 2016 in Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Another spectacular passing performance earned Steve Kerr's postgame praise, yet there was little else the coach liked about his "heavy-legged," December-weary Warriors after an exhausting road trip. Klay Thompson scored 25 points, JaVale McGee added a season-best 17 and Golden State beat the...

Man Shot to Death in Mansion Mountain

December 16, 2016 in National

Police have confirmed that following information received the lifeless body of Leon Sutton was found along a mountain road in Mansion, with multiple gunshot wounds to the body just after 5pm Thursday. This shooting death takes the murder count to 31 for 2016 in the federation...

US passes legislation to strengthen C’bean relations

December 15, 2016 in Regional

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — A measure aimed at consolidating the United States’ engagement with the Caribbean has unanimously been passed by the US Senate and now awaits President Barack Obama’s signature for it to become law. The Bill was sponsored by New York Democratic Congressional...

Nets send Lakers to 8th straight loss, 107-97

December 15, 2016 in Sports

NEW YORK -- When Larry Nance Jr. kept climbing until he had all but jumped over Brook Lopez for an electrifying dunk late in the third quarter, the Lakers looked ready to overcome any obstacles standing in their way. Then the Brooklyn Nets made sure that...

Curry scores 30, Warriors edge Pelicans 113-109

December 14, 2016 in Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Draymond Green irritated the other team, nearly started a fight, ignited a torrent of boos from opposing fans -- and backed it up with an all-around performance punctuated by a clutch defensive play in the final seconds. In other words, it was a...

Seven in Custody for Polo Company Store Break-In

December 13, 2016 in National

Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 13, 2016, (RSCNPF): Seven persons are in custody as investigations continue into a Building Breaking and Larceny that occurred during the overnight hours leading up to Monday (December 12), at the Polo Company Store in Basseterre. The initial investigation revealed that at...

Ronaldo beats Messi to win Ballon d’Or 2016

December 13, 2016 in Sports

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat rival Lionel Messi to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or award for a fourth time. The 31-year-old is now one behind Barcelona's Messi, who took the honour for a fifth time last year. Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann finished third in...

Recording Device Found In Vehicle of Mp Marcella Liburd

December 12, 2016 in National

Freedom Fm Newsdesk has confirmed that an unauthorized recording device was found, this morning (Dec. 11) in a vehicle owned by Opposition MP and Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher 2, Hon. Marcella Liburd. Leader of Liburd's St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas spoke...

Curry scores 26, Warriors beat Jazz 106-99

December 09, 2016 in Sports

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Golden State Warriors needed less than nine minutes to open a 24-point lead over the short-handed Utah Jazz on Thursday night. Stephen Curry scored 26 points and the Warriors controlled the Jazz from start to finish in a 106-99 victory. Curry had...

Caricom hails relationship with Cuba

December 09, 2016 in Regional

Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, has hailed the ‘mutually beneficial relationship’ with Cuba as the 15-member regional grouping marks the 44th anniversary of Caricom-Cuba diplomatic relations. “The friendship between Caricom and the Republic of Cuba has grown stronger as we have...

2017 Budget Allocates Over $52 Million for National Security

December 08, 2016 in National

[caption id="attachment_15663" align="alignright" width="300"] PM Harris delivered his 2017 Budget Address on Wednesday[/caption] National Security continues to be a top priority of the Team Unity Administration and the administration is putting its money where its mouth is with the allocation of over $52 million towards the...

Fantastic Week for the St. Kitts Cruise Sector

December 07, 2016 in National

BASSETERRE (7th December, 2016): Eighteen (18) cruise ships with a total maximum capacity of more than 46,000 passengers will visit St. Kitts this week. Today and tomorrow (Thursday) four cruise ships will call on the destination each day, with a total maximum capacity of more than...

More Carnival Drama As Committee Moves To Deny Glenroy Blanchette from Participating In Calypso Eliminations: Calls to Chairman Mills Go Unanswered

December 05, 2016 in National

First timer in the calypso bacchanal arena Glenroy Blanchette told Freedom Fm listeners on Saturday that he is being denied the opportunity to participate in this year's calypso eliminations by the National Carnival Committee. Blanchette, a politician turned calpsonian, has released 2 hard hitting, strong, political...

Cuba buries Castro, entering post-Fidel era

December 05, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15595" align="alignleft" width="300"] A guard of honour stays by the tomb of Cuban leader Fidel Castro at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba yesterday.[/caption] SANTIAGO de CUBA, Cuba (AFP) Fidel Castro’s ashes were entombed in a massive stone next to national heroes on...

Clippers roll to 113-94 win over listless Cavaliers

December 02, 2016 in Sports

CLEVELAND -- Upon arriving at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers received commemorative watches, the latest gifts to celebrate their NBA championship. The Los Angeles Clippers then handed them a second straight loss. J.J. Redick scored 23 points, Blake Griffin matched a career high with 11 assists and...

Prince Harry joins Rihanna in celebrating Barbados’ independence

December 02, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15566" align="alignleft" width="300"] Britain's Prince Harry and Bajan singer Rihanna attend Golden anniversary celebrations at the Kensington Oval cricket ground, marking 50 years of the island's independence from England, in Bridgetown, Barbados yesterday.[/caption] BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry has joined Rihanna in celebrating...

Hunt begins for cause of crash that wipes out Brazilian team

November 30, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_15528" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rescue and forensic teams recover the bodies of victims of the LAMIA airlines charter that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, Colombia, on November 29, 2016 carrying members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real.[/caption] LA UNION,...

Soca Semi Finalists Released

November 29, 2016 in Community Pulse

The National Carnival Committee has released the names of the 2016-17 soca semifinalists. They are: GROOVY 1. Jevon Lynch- Jeezy Sparta: 267 pts 2. Casim Pemberton- Rucas HE: 258 pts 3. Shannakay Raymond- Shanna: 254 pts 4. Delison Roper- X-Man: 251 pts 5. Jason Kyte- KT: 247 pts 6. Shakier Challenger- Vybz: 246...

Moise wins Haiti presidential vote in first round: early results

November 29, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15508" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jovenel Moise (L), presidential candidate of the PHTK political party, speaks following preliminary results in the first round of Haiti's presidential election on November 28, 2016 in the commune of Petion Ville, in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince[/caption] PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Businessman...

Plane carrying Brazilian football players crashes in Colombia

November 29, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_15505" align="alignleft" width="300"] This photo taken on November 23, 2016 shows Brazil's Chapecoense players posing for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil.[/caption] BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — A charter...

Out You Go! US Ramping Up Deportation Of Haitians

November 25, 2016 in Regional

WASHINGTON, United States, Thursday November 24, 2016 – The United States government has restarted deporting Haitian immigrants and says it will pick up the pace in weeks to come. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement yesterday that more than 200 Haitian nationals had...

Regional reps stress importance of strengthening Caribbean democracies

November 25, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15471" align="alignright" width="300"] ECLAC's Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena[/caption] SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) and the Caribbean says representatives from 22 countries have begun a new round of negotiations here aimed at strengthening regional democracies. ECLAC said the prospective agreement will...

Caribbean, Latin American media invited to set up branches in China

November 24, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15461" align="alignright" width="300"] SANTIAGO, Chile — China’s President Xi Jinping arrives at the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday. Jinping is in Chile after attending the APEC summit in Peru.[/caption] SANTIAGO, Chile — Chinese President Xi Jinping has extended an invitation to Caribbean...

Curry and the Warriors take revenge against Lakers

November 24, 2016 in Sports

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 31 points with seven triples and nine assists,Kevin Durant scored 28 andGolden State Warriors showed an impressive pace in attack in the first half to overcome 149-106 Wednesday aboutLos Angeles Lakers plagued casualties. The attendance record Warriors 47 passes for...

Prince Harry docks at Port Zante in St. Kitts

November 23, 2016 in National

Turning up early is not really the done thing in the laid-back West Indies, as Prince Harry discovered to his cost. The Prince arrived in the Commonwealth realm of St Kitts and Nevis after an overnight crossing from Antigua, but docked so early that there was...

Porzingis, Rose help Knicks edge Blazers, 107-103

November 23, 2016 in Sports

NEW YORK -- Derrick Rose had a red-hot Kristaps Porzingis and an ice-cold Carmelo Anthony, and he chose neither. Down the stretch, Rose called his own number. Rose made the go-ahead basket with 3:15 remaining and hit the jumper that clinched it with 6.8 seconds left as...

Prince Harry’s Caribbean Visit Sparks ‘Not My Prince’ Campaign

November 23, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15368" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prince Harry inspecting Guard of Honour in Antigua[/caption] LONDON, England, Tuesday November 22, 2016 – Prince Harry’s visit to the Caribbean has sparked an anti-colonial social media campaign that has seen the hashtag #NotMyPrince gain increasing attention on Twitter. The 32-year-old Prince has...

Prince Harry Begins Whirlwind Caribbean Tour

November 22, 2016 in National

[caption id="attachment_15368" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prince Harry inspecting Guard of Honour in Antigua[/caption] BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Monday November 21, 2016 – Prince Harry touched down to a red-carpet welcome yesterday at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua aboard a British Airways commercial flight, beginning his 15-day...

Rihanna Adds Three More AMAs To Her Collection

November 22, 2016 in Regional

CALIFORNIA, United States, Tuesday November 22, 2016 – She didn’t attend the 2016 American Music Awards on Sunday, but that didn’t stop Barbadian-born international superstar Rihanna from stealing the show. She was the most awarded female artiste on Sunday night, winning three of the seven categories...

Leonard scores 24 as Spurs top struggling Mavericks 96-91

November 22, 2016 in Sports

AN ANTONIO -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle found plenty of positives in his team's performance against San Antonio. His counterpart, Gregg Popovich, could not stomach the Spurs' "awful" and "pathetic" play. Oh, by the way, San Antonio won. Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and nine rebounds,...

PAHO calls on region to strengthen health systems

November 22, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_6507" align="alignright" width="300"] PAHO Dominican-born Director Carissa F Etienne[/caption] VANCOUVER, Canada (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called on Caribbean countries to take action and make the necessary investments to make their health systems stronger and more resilient. “Preparedness requires more than emergency...

Prince Harry Begins Whirlwind Caribbean Tour

November 21, 2016 in National

[caption id="attachment_15368" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prince Harry inspecting Guard of Honour in Antigua[/caption] ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Britain’s Prince Harry has started a 15-day visit to the Caribbean that will include stops in Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada,...

From Prison To Pot: Bob Marley’s Youngest Son Converts Jail Into Cannabis Farm

November 17, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15331" align="alignleft" width="300"] Damian Marley in a cannabis grow space in Denver, Colorado run in partnership with TruCannabis.[/caption] CALIFORNIA, United States, Wednesday November 16, 2016 – Bob Marley’s youngest son has created a poetic metaphor and multi-million-dollar business model in one. Damian Marley, in partnership with...

Teen Kills Four In Murder Spree In St Vincent

November 16, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15306" align="alignleft" width="300"] Murder victims – Avis Israel, 75, and her son, Ronald Israel, 47+MURDER SUSPECT, 18-YEAR-OLD JORANI BAPTISTE[/caption] KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuesday November 15, 2016 – Forty-eight hours after the brutal murder of four citizens by a teenager, St Vincent and...

Sugar Mas 45 Vendor Notice

November 15, 2016 in Community Pulse

The St. Kitts Nevis National Carnival Committee is inviting all Vendors to a meeting on Saturday 19th November, at 4:00pm sharp, at the Netball City in Warner Park. All Vendors are asked to be present and to be on time....

Sugar Mas 45 Street Activities Notice

November 10, 2016 in Community Pulse

The St. Kitts Nevis National Carnival Street Activities' Committee is inviting all Jouvert Troupes and Bands to a very important meeting on Tuesday 15th November, at 5:00 pm, at the Carnival Secretariat on Victoria Road. All are encouraged to attend and to be on time....

New Year, New Vat: PM’s Gift To St Lucians

November 10, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15226" align="alignright" width="300"] PRIME MINISTER ALLEN CHASTANET[/caption] CASTRIES, St. Lucia- St Lucians are getting an early New Year gift from Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. He has announced that from February 1, 2017, the island’s Value Added Tax (VAT) rate will move to 12.5 per cent, down...

UK PM demands answers from Dominica baroness over spending

November 09, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15206" align="alignright" width="300"] Prime Minister Theresa May[/caption] LONDON, England -- New British Prime Minister Theresa May has called on Dominica-born Baroness Scotland, the Commonwealth secretary general, to answer allegations of extravagant spending based on documents leaked from the Secretariat, saying Scotland would be judged on...

Stephen Curry hits NBA-record 13 3-pointers

November 08, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_15169" align="alignright" width="300"] Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates against the New Orleans Pelicans on November 7, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California.[/caption] OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry made an NBA-record 13 3-pointers on the way to 46 points, grabbing back...

At least 10 dead as heavy rains batter Haiti

November 08, 2016 in Regional

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC )– At least 10 people were killed and four others missing as heavy rains caused widespread flooding in this Caribbean Community (Caricom) country over the past weekend. In a statement, the interim president expressed regret at the loss of lives and the damage...

Fogging Exercise

November 07, 2016 in Community Pulse

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH WOULD LIKE TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT ITS FOGGING EXERCISE WILL CONTINUE AS OF THURSDAY 03RD NOVENBER, 2016. THE SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS: TUESDAY 08TH NOVEMBER, 2016 NEW ROAD, (INCLUDING GILLARD MEADOWS) SHADWELL (INCLUDING PINE GARDENS) WEDNESDAY 09TH NOVEMBER, 2016 HALFWAY TREE, CONYERS,...

Some 20,000 Jamaicans deported from the US over the past ten years

November 04, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15097" align="alignright" width="300"] Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, delivers the keynote address at the inaugural Jamaica Diaspora Northeast Trailblazer Awards in Queens, NY, on Saturday, October 29, 2016[/caption] WASHINGTON, USA -- Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, has revealed that...

St Kitts’ Garden Hotspurs to contest Warriors Cup

November 04, 2016 in Sports

The Garden Hotspurs FC out of St Kitts will compete in the 2016 instalment of the Warriors Cup Football Tournament slated for this weekend in All Saints. Chief organiser and President of the Warriors Football Club, Senator Colin James, made the announcement on Thursday, adding that...

PM: Baroness Scotland’s ‘misspending’ a regional shame

November 04, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_8822" align="alignleft" width="300"] Baroness Scotland of Asthal[/caption] Prime Minister Gaston Browne says media reports pointing to wastage by Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland is an embarrassment for the Caribbean. The SUN newspaper in the UK is reporting that officials in India have hinted they could pull...

Questions raised about citizenship status of St Vincent deputy PM

November 03, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15046" align="alignleft" width="300"] Deputy Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Sir Louis Straker.[/caption] KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has come out in staunch defence of his deputy, Sir Louis Straker, amid questions over his citizenship status. Gonsalves defended his...

Antigua PM promises 5,000 new jobs over the next two years

November 02, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_3163" align="alignleft" width="300"] Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne[/caption] ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Prime Minister Gaston Browne says over the next two years his administration will create 5,000 new jobs in addition to the more than 3,000 ones it has created since coming...

Minister Grant Launches Tourism Month

November 02, 2016 in National

[caption id="attachment_7955" align="alignleft" width="300"] Honourable Lindsay Grant, Minister of Tourism, says the government and the Ministry of Tourism are committed to giving tourism the recognition and attention that it deserves.[/caption] Tourism Awareness Month, organized by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the St. Kitts Tourism...

Brathwaite, Holder inspire dogged West Indies

November 01, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_15002" align="alignright" width="300"] West Indies' cricketer Darren Bravo (2R) holds teammate Devendra Bishoo (R) as they celebrate after the dismissal of Pakistani cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq unseen the third day of the third and final Test between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Sharjah...

St Vincent PM announces prisoners’ release, permanent jobs

October 28, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_3691" align="alignleft" width="300"] St Vincent & the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph GonsalvesRead more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/gonsalves-knows-date-for-st-vincent-and-the-grenadines-general-election#ixzz3Vy52Rnsd[/caption] KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he will soon order the release of a number of young prisoners, and make permanent the appointment of 100...

Mosquito Army Released In Zika Fight

October 28, 2016 in Regional

Scientists are planning to release an army of millions of modified mosquitoes in areas of Brazil and Colombia. They say the unusual approach is an attempt to provide “revolutionary protection” against mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and chikungunya. The mosquitoes are infected with a bug called...

UWI Regional Task Force On Zika Tracks Rare Neurological Disorder

October 27, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14915" align="alignleft" width="300"] Thomas Langerak, PhD student at Erasmus Medical Centre, Holland, (second from right), demonstrates the use of the new Caribbean database for Guillain-Barré Syndrome to (L-R) Dr Azad Esack, Consultant, Neurologist, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Centre, Mount Hope (EWMSC); Dr Sherry Sandy,...

Young Man Gunned Down In Ottleys Tuesday Night

October 26, 2016 in National

Freedom Fm is getting reports of yet another murder tonight, this time in Ottleys village. This makes 2 murders taking place on Tuesday night, within a matter of three hours. Earlier at around 4 pm Thursday Marlon Mills alias Mabo was gunned down execution style in...

Diabetes General Meeting

October 25, 2016 in Community Pulse

The St.Kitts Diabetes Association, (SDA) , will hold it's next General Meeting on Sunday 30th October 2016, at the Old Girl's School Hall on Victoria Road starting at 3 pm. Steps to strengthen the association will be discussed , as we continue to observe the...

Pakistan beat Windies by 133 runs, clinch series

October 25, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14862" align="alignright" width="300"] Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah (L) celebrates after taking the wicket of the West Indies' cricket captain Jason Holder (R) on the final day of the second Test between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu...

Pakistan eye series-clinching victory over Windies

October 24, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14840" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pakistani cricketers celebrate after the dismissal of West Indies' batsman Darren Bravo (unseen) on the fourth day of the second Test between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 24, 2016[/caption] ABU DHABI,...

Windies A Concede Series With Heavy Defeat

October 22, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14820" align="alignright" width="300"] Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall claimed four for 87[/caption] DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (CMC) – A dramatic batting collapse ensured a series defeat for West Indies A as they plunged to 138-run loss on the last day of the third and final four-day “Test” against...

NCB staff donates $2m in cash, supplies to storm-ravaged Haiti

October 22, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14817" align="alignleft" width="300"] Director general of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Major Clive Davis (left) receives a donation of cash and supplies from chief executive officer of National Commercial Bank Foundation Nadeen Matthews at the bank’s Atrium offices in Kingston on...

St Lucia gets new attorney general

October 21, 2016 in Regional

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — St Lucia’s former Consul General in Canada Stephen Julien was sworn in as attorney general yesterday morning to replace Kim St Rose who demitted office on October 14. The ceremony for Julien, who is also a former magistrate, was held at...

England clinch ODI series with five-wicket win over Windies Women

October 20, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14771" align="alignleft" width="300"] England Women celebrate victory against West Indies Women to clinch their five-match ODI series 3-2 at Sabina Park yesterday.[/caption] England Women overcame their West Indies counterparts by five wickets at Sabina Park yesterday to clinch a 3-2 victory in the topsy-turvy five-match...

Haiti hurricane victims face choice: leave or rebuild

October 20, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14761" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jules Sima, age 44, rides his moto amid destruction from Hurricane Matthew on his way to his parent's destroyed home in the area of Chabet, commune of Roche-a-Bateaux, southwestern Haiti, on October 18, 2016.[/caption] ROCHE-À-BATEAU, Haiti (AFP) — The beach was like...

Fraites Bakery Delivery Van Robbed at Gunpoint

October 19, 2016 in National

Freedom Fm has been reliably informed by one of the owners of Fraites & Sons Bakery, that one of the bread delivery vans was held up and robbed early Wednesday morning. Speaking to Freedom Fm on Wednesday Mr. Fraites informed that sometime after 4am, he received...

Bravo hundred unable to save Windies from defeat

October 18, 2016 in Sports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – Darren Bravo’s attritional eighth Test hundred carried West Indies close, but the Caribbean side lost the plot in the final hour, to collapse to a 56-run defeat to Pakistan, late on a tense final day of the historic day/night...

‘Heartbreaking’

October 18, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14715" align="alignleft" width="300"] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon makes a gesture of solidarity to people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Matthew, as he visits a school where they have sought shelter in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Saturday.[/caption] PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...

Soca Monarch Seminar

October 18, 2016 in Community Pulse

In an effort to educate Artistes in this year’s Soca Monarch Competition and to give them a better understanding of the world of Intellectual Property, The St. Kitts-Nevis National Carnival Committee (SKNCC) will be hosting a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights and how it impacts...

ABLP Senator Detained

October 17, 2016 in Regional

Seventy-one-year-old former Barbudan Senator Lynton Thomas said he intends to pursue legal action against current Senator Adrian Lee following an altercation between himself and Lee which landed him in the hospital, Saturday evening. Thomas, who represented the Barbuda Peoples’ Movement [BPM] had to seek medical attention...

Bravo keeps West Indies afloat in first Test

October 17, 2016 in Sports

DUBAI: West Indies defied Pakistan´s victory bid with Darren Bravo playing another resolute knock on the fifth and final day of the first day-night Test in Dubai on Monday. At tea Bravo was unbeaten on 46 off a 115-minute stay and with him Roston Chase (21)...

Alleged Child Molester Held By Police

October 17, 2016 in National

A young man who was held in the USA for alleged sexual assault and molestation of juveniles was on Saturday picked up on Fort Street and is in police custody in relation to a report of a man trying to lure a school boy into...

Rihanna Tops Female Artists With Seven Noms At AMAs

October 14, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14672" align="alignright" width="300"] RIHANNA WITH HER AMA ICON AWARD BACK IN 2013.[/caption] CALIFORNIA, United States, Friday October 14, 2016 – Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna continues to reign, with seven nominations for the American Music Awards (AMAs), outstripping the female competition and placing two spots ahead...

Soca Submission

October 13, 2016 in Community Pulse

All Soca registrants are reminded to have their music and lyrics submitted to the St. Kitts Nevis National Carnival Committee by October 15th, 2016. All submissions should be sent to socasugarmas45@gmail.com...

Pakistan 81-0 in day-night Test against Windies

October 13, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14641" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali (R) plays a shot on the opening day of the first day-night Test between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the Gulf Emirate on October 13, 2016.[/caption] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP)...

Grange reveals plans to honour Rio athletes

October 13, 2016 in Sports

FOUR statues and cash awards of between US$2,500 and US$10,000 are among tributes planned for Jamaica’s athletes who participated in the Summer Olympics in Brazil in August. Gold medallists will be given US$10,000 (approximately J$1.3 million) for each medal, while competitors who failed to make the...

Breaking Story- Dr Douglas defamation claim against Democrat and award of $350,000.00 upheld by Court of Appeal on Wednesday

October 12, 2016 in National

Freedom Fm has just been informed that the Court of Appeal in Basseterre on Wednesday morning upheld the judgment against the Democrat Newspaper in the defamation claim made by Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas against the Democrat Newspaper. Back in 2011, when Dr Douglas was prime...