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Jamaica moving to tap into billion-$ minerals industry

November 23, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_19890" align="alignleft" width="300"] Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry (left), addresses a press conference held at the ministry's Maxfield Avenue offices on Tuesday (November 14). At right is Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Dr Janine Dawkins.[/caption] THE Government, through the new National Minerals...

Lakers rally from 19-point deficit to beat Bulls 103-94

November 22, 2017 in Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers' first half resembled many miserable stretches of the past four seasons. Although the Chicago Bulls have plenty of their own problems, they outworked, outshot and outsmarted the Lakers while taking a 14-point lead. Coach Luke Walton reminded his young...

Knicks offseason moves pay off against Clippers

November 21, 2017 in Sports

NEW YORK -- Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry don't sit near the media at home games, so it's hard to know exactly how they felt about Monday night's 22-point win over the LA Clippers. But it's safe to assume both men walked...

Murder: Ninjaman guilty

November 21, 2017 in Regional

COLOURFUL dancehall deejay Ninjaman was yesterday found guilty of a murder committed eight years ago sparked by a domestic dispute. Following the more than three-hour deliberation by the seven-member jury, Ninjaman, who was handcuffed to his co-accused, flashed a smile and said “A suh it go,...

PM Browne rejects misappropriation claims

November 20, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_3163" align="alignleft" width="300"] Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne[/caption] Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne is accusing the opposition Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) of spreading false information to the international media about the restoration of hurricane-hit Barbuda. Speaking on his radio station on Saturday,...

American Airlines Increases Daily Non-Stop Flights to St. Kitts

November 20, 2017 in National

[caption id="attachment_14228" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lindsay Grant[/caption] The Honourable Lindsay Grant, Minister of Tourism, has echoed his delight and that of his Ministry on the recent addition of American Airlines non-stop service to the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport. “American Airlines will now provide twice daily non-stop service...

PM confident country will achieve growth target

November 17, 2017 in Regional

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness remains confident that Jamaica will achieve its target of five per cent growth in the next three years. “People have said it is an overly ambitious target, but I am strongly of the view that we will achieve the growth targets set....

Masked man: Irving returns as Celtics win 13th straight

November 15, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_19825" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics reacts during the first half of the NBA game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on November 14, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City.[/caption] NEW YORK (AP) -- Kyrie Irving really...

Caribbean women have higher rate of obesity…

November 15, 2017 in Regional

Diabetes, a major contributor to premature death, is estimated to affect 10-15% of the adult population in the Caribbean Region. The disease is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke and responsible for high rates of complications, such as lower limb amputation. The...

Gayle snubbed in auction but Bravo brothers snapped up

November 14, 2017 in Sports

West Indies superstar Chris Gayle was stunningly overlooked in Sunday’s Pakistan Super League draft, as brothers Dwayne and Darren Bravo both landed contracts for the third edition of the tournament slated for the first quarter of next year. The 38-year-old Jamaican, one of the most sought-after...

Two Charged Following Major Drug Bust

November 10, 2017 in National

Members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force discovered large quantities of drugs during an operation at Buckleys Estate on October 08, 2017. Two search warrants were executed on two separate premises; that of Steadman "Jah Tutts" Adams and of his son, Kwesi Adams....

PM Browne: ‘I never said early elections’

November 08, 2017 in Regional

Saying that the country’s next general elections will come “like a thief in the night” is not the same thing as saying there will be early elections, according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne. He told OBSERVER media that, right now, he hasn’t yet decided on a...

Barbudans demand answers

November 07, 2017 in Regional

Barbudans are demanding answers from Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his government regarding the restoration and rebuilding of the sister isle, as they lament having to live under “appalling conditions” on mainland Antigua. In two letters containing a total of 28 questions, the 25 signatories –...

St. Kitts Welcomes Caribbean’s First Park Hyatt

November 02, 2017 in National

St. Kitts is pleased to welcome the Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, the Caribbean's first Park Hyatt featuring the first Miraval Life in Balance Spa in the Caribbean, which officially opens today on the island's southeast peninsula and brings a new level of luxury...

ECLAC sees increased prices in goods exported by Caribbean

October 31, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15471" align="alignleft" width="300"] ECLAC's Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena[/caption] A new study released by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is predicting that the region will in 2017 leave behind half a decade of declines in the prices of their export basket...

Horford, Irving lead Celtics past Bucks 96-89

October 27, 2017 in Sports

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks wanted to play a game in the aging arena where the team got its start to celebrate the franchise's half-century in existence. Al Horford and the Boston Celtics spoiled the party. Horford had 27 points and nine rebounds, held league scoring leader...

Diphtheria concerns in Haiti

October 25, 2017 in Regional

At least three people have died as the health authorities here worry about the return of diphtheria to Haiti due to lack of vaccination of children. During the first seven months of this year, 72 probable cases of diphtheria were reported, with 74 per cent of...

Murder toll nears 400 In T n T

October 24, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_19642" align="alignleft" width="300"] Flashback, 2010: Crime scene investigators at the scene of a murder in Tunapuna[/caption] THE murder toll in Trinidad and Tobago is inching towards the 400 mark with 68 days left in the year. As of last night, 396 people had been murdered for...

ahamian Girl Falls to Her Death on Carnival Cruise Shi

October 19, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_19561" align="alignleft" width="300"] ZION SMITH DIED ABOARD THE CARNIVAL GLORY.[/caption] A dream vacation turned into a nightmare for one family after an eight-year-old Bahamian girl fell to her death on a Carnival Cruise ship over the weekend. Zion Smith was aboard the Carnival Glory docked at...

Unhealthy Saharan Dust Blankets the Caribbean

October 19, 2017 in Regional

In addition to heat, the orientation of Atlantic High is causing winds to transport dry, dusty and unhealthy air from the Sahara Desert, in Africa, to the Caribbean. The dust streams across the Caribbean all year round, via the generally easterly wind flow between Africa and...

Aw, champ: Warriors squander huge lead in opening defeat

October 18, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_19530" align="alignleft" width="300"] Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson seemed to have control of the game -- until they didn't.[/caption] OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors were down one to the Houston Rockets with 10.6 seconds remaining in the game Tuesday night. Shaun Livingston received the...

Fire Breaks out Upstairs Ashburry’s in Basseterre

October 17, 2017 in National

The quick response from the Basseterre Fire Services confirmed a fire that broke out upstairs the Ashburry building from spreading and creating further damage. At 5:45 Tuesday morning, the fire department responded to a fire, seen upstairs the former Circus Grill Restaurant now known as...

World Standards Day Notice

October 13, 2017 in Community Pulse

Due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizers and agro-processors our day fair scheduled for October 13th in celebration of World Standards Day has been postponed and rescheduled for November 17th. We apologize to any inconvenience this change of date may affect....

Chinese Company Offers New Town For Barbuda

October 12, 2017 in Regional

A Chinese firm specialising in energy and housing met with the Cabinet of Antigua & Barbuda on invitation of the Minister of Works and Housing Eustace “Teco” Lake on Wednesday. The company showed interest in constructing a new town in Barbuda, according to Cabinet notes.They proposed...

Pollard named to lead Bloem City Blazers

October 06, 2017 in Sports

West Indies Twenty20 star Kieron Pollard has been named to lead Bloem City Blazers in South Africa's T20 Global League which bowls off here next month. The big-hitting Trinidadian, a fixture in most of the major T20 leagues, also captains Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier...

Marijuana discussion not closed, says Barbados attorney general

October 06, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_19416" align="alignleft" width="300"] Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite[/caption] Barbados has not closed its mind to the medicinal properties of the marijuana plant. In fact, according to attorney general, Adriel Brathwaite, there were opportunities under the present legal regime to write to...

St Kitts-Nevis new citizenship fund raises more questions

October 04, 2017 in National

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Former Cabinet minister Dwyer Astaphan has raised more questions about the recently announced “Hurricane Relief Fund” (HRF), which offers St Kitts and Nevis citizenship to successful applicants in exchange for a contribution of US$150,000, sharply reduced from the contributions hitherto required. The...

Puerto Rico raises hurricane’s official death count to 34

October 04, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_19377" align="alignleft" width="300"] In this Saturday, September 30, 2017 photo, the foundation of a heavily damaged house stands in the mountains after the passing of Hurricane Maria in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Morovis, Puerto Rico.[/caption] The official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto...

SKNFA Admission Price Increase

October 02, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_19365" align="alignleft" width="300"] SKNFA General Secretary Stanley Jacobs[/caption] The St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association announced the increase in gate prices in order to sustain support for its member clubs and football in general. Fees have increased from EC$10.00 to EC$15.00 for regular Premier League matches and EC$20.00...

Police confiscates truck load of looted items

October 02, 2017 in Regional

The investigation into the mass looting continues to expand as more suspects are being identified and arrested. Many looted items are being found and confiscated. This investigation will continue to move forward with the assistance of the police forces of Aruba, Curacao, the Netherlands, V.K.C,...

CPL takes no action over Pollard no-ball *

September 29, 2017 in Sports

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will not penalise Kieron Pollard for the no-ball incident that occurred at the end of the Barbados Tridents versus St Kitts & Nevis Patriots earlier this month. In a statement yesterday, the CPL confirmed that “there was no ill-intent” when...

Puerto Ricans say US relief efforts failing them

September 29, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_19346" align="alignleft" width="300"] A municipal government worker fills containers with drinking water for residents outside the Juan Ramon Loubriel stadium in the wake of Hurricane Maria in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept 28, 2017.[/caption] The Trump administration declared Thursday that its relief efforts in Puerto...

Barbuda – mandatory evacuation to be lifted

September 29, 2017 in Regional

Barbudans will be allowed to return to the devastated island this weekend following government’s lifting of the mandatory evacuation order from midnight tonight. Minister of Information Melford Nicholas made the announcement yesterday at this week’s post-Cabinet media briefing. “The Cabinet has agreed to lift the mandatory evacuation...

Farmers Notice

September 28, 2017 in Community Pulse

All farmers are kindly invited to a very important meeting to be held at the Cayon Community Center on Tuesday 3rd October starting at 7pm sharp. Farmers are asked to make a very special effort to attend as some very critical issues and matters will...

Ministry of Health Notice

September 26, 2017 in Community Pulse

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH WOULD LIKE TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT WE WILL COMMENCE CHEMICAL FOGGING AS OF MONDAY 25TH September, 2017 THE SCHEDULE FOR THIS ACTIVITY IS AS FOLLOWS: MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER: ALL OF FRIGATE BAY TUESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER: CONAREE AND KITTSTODART WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER: BIRD ROCK THURSDAY...

Trump weighs in on NFL protests, yet again: ‘Great anger’

September 26, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_19300" align="alignright" width="300"] The Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz.[/caption] There are clearly more pressing national and worldwide...

Maria could cost Dominica billions of dollars, says CDEMA

September 26, 2017 in Regional

REGIONAL disaster management and relief authorities are predicting that it will cost Dominica several billions of dollars to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, which struck the Eastern Caribbean island last week, killing an estimated 20 people and leaving the small island nation...

Wave of player protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

September 25, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_19288" align="alignright" width="300"] Members of the Houston Texans kneel before a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium yesterday in Foxboro, Massachusetts[/caption] WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A wave of protests swept across the National Football League (NFL) yesterday as President Donald Trump...

We Need Your Help!

September 22, 2017 in National

Dominion Radio, Freedom FM, Winn FM, Kyss FM,Radio SKN and ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation, for decades, have provided the St. Kitts and Nevis public with the invaluable service of radio. As responsible corporate citizens and media organisations, we take seriously our commitment, not only to entertain, but...

Entrepreneurs Session

September 22, 2017 in Community Pulse

The department of youth is holding a young entrepreneurs wrap session on Wednesday September 27th as they would like to get the entrepreneurs input on planning events geared to them in celebration of global entrepreneurship week and going forward what can the department could do...

Neymar left Barcelona because of Messi – Mathieu

September 22, 2017 in Sports

Former Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu believes Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain in order to escape the shadow of Lionel Messi. The Brazil star moved to PSG for a world-record €222million fee in August and has enjoyed a spectacular start to his time in Ligue 1, registering five...

Old Road Bay to Reopen to Vehicular Traffic by Friday

September 22, 2017 in National

[caption id="attachment_19271" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sections of the road along Old Road Bay were damaged by Hurricane Maria[/caption] Reconstruction work along Old Road Bay is proceeding steadily and the road should be reopened to vehicular traffic by Friday (September 22). Kevin Williams, Civil Engineer at the Public Works...

Maria destroys homes

September 21, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_19259" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rescue team members Candida Lozada (left) and Stephanie Rivera embrace as they wait to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico, yesterday.[/caption] The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes,...

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

September 18, 2017 in Community Pulse

1.    All schools throughout the Federation close around mid-day (12:00pm) today, September 18, after the children would have had their Independence treat. 2.    All government offices close at 2:00pm today to facilitate preparation for Hurricane Maria. 3.    All Government Independence activities scheduled for tomorrow (September 19) Independence Day have been...

FLOW St. Kitts & Nevis Store Closure

September 18, 2017 in Community Pulse

FLOW advises its customers that due to the imminent passage of Hurricane Maria, both retail stores in St. Kitts and Nevis will be closed today at 12:00 noon Monday, September 18, 2017. FLOW apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding at...

Hurricane Irma to Hit LIAT’s Bottom Line

September 15, 2017 in Regional

The losses caused by Hurricane Irma in the region don’t stop at the actual damage on the ground. Regional carrier LIAT says it will actually lose millions of dollars as a result of the Category 5 hurricane’s assault on the northern Caribbean last week. That’s because...

Windies bringing A-game against Irish, warns Estwick

September 13, 2017 in Sports

Bowling Coach Roddy Estwick has warned Ireland that West Indies will be playing at full throttle when the two teams meet in the one-off One-Day International here today. The Caribbean side boast a side which includes the likes of superstar Chris Gayle and stroke-maker Marlon Samuels,...

Rising sea levels, a threat to A&B

September 13, 2017 in Regional

Homeowners, hoteliers and other property owners who have built structures along the coastlines of Antigua and Barbuda will be affected by 2050 because sea levels are projected to rise significantly by then. Ato Lewis, a senior officer at the Department of Environment, said in an exclusive...

CWI axe women’s team management

September 12, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_19218" align="alignleft" width="300"] SACKED: Former head coach Vasbert Drakes, seen in conversation with West Indies women's captain Stafanie Taylor at a training session in England during the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup. —Photo: CWI Media[/caption] CRICKET West Indies has belatedly confirmed the sacking of the...

Off Air

September 11, 2017 in Community Pulse

Freedom Fm apologises to our Freedom family and friends that we have been unable to come on air because of the lack of power{electricity} at our transmitter sites at Ottleys Level and Spooners. SKELEC is presently assessing the situation and will try to restore electricity at...

From ST. KITTS-NEVIS CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY & COMMERCE

September 11, 2017 in National

Dear CIC Members, Now that we have been graciously spared from the passage of Hurricane José, the St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry & Commerce is coordinating relief efforts to the Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricane Irma. Because of our strategic position, St. Kitts has been identified...

Munro, Darren Bravo power Knight Riders into final

September 08, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_19194" align="alignleft" width="300"] Colin Munro steered Knight Riders' chase with a half-century[/caption] Trinbago Knight Riders 160 for 4 (Munro 57*, Darren Bravo 43) beat Guyana Amazon Warriors 159 for 6 (Gajanand Singh 39, Primus 35*, Narine 2-21) by six wickets. Trinbago Knight Riders rode on Colin...

Water, Electricity & Flight Notice

September 07, 2017 in Community Pulse

WATER IN ST KITTS SHOULD BE BACK TODAY Freedom Fm just spoke(6:45am Thursday) with Dennison Paul from the Water Department who advises that water should be returned to most if not all areas in St Kitts sometime today. The water engineer who heads that department indicated that...

SKN Patriots edge past Guyana Amazon Warriors again

September 07, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_19182" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brathwaite conceded only three runs in the final over to win the match for the SKN Patriots[/caption] Guyana Amazon Warriors lost three wickets in the last over to suffer a demoralizing four run loss to the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in...

Barbuda declared uninhabitable following Hurricane Irma

September 07, 2017 in Regional

While Antigua escaped major damage from Hurricane Irma, its sister island, Barbuda, was not so fortunate. The island sustained widespread devastation with 95 percent of the houses destroyed or damaged. Some houses were totally demolished, some lost roofs, the island is under water and utilities have been...

4.3 earthquake rocks Haiti

September 04, 2017 in Regional

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 was recorded in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas on Saturday. The United States Geological Survey says at 4:14 pm (local time), the tremor was widely felt in the departments of the Central Plateau and Port-Au-Prince. The epicentre...

Lewis destroys Tridents to seal second place for Patriots

September 04, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_19161" align="alignleft" width="300"] Evin Lewis blasted six fours and 11 sixes[/caption] St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 129 for no loss (Lewis 97*) beat Barbados Tridents 128 for 9 (Webster 32, Brathwaite 4-15) by 10 wickets On a night when Barbados Tridents needed to win by a...

CCJ President to leave office next year

August 31, 2017 in Regional

PRESIDENT of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, is set to leave office in 2018, having attained his seventh year of stewardship at the CCJ. The tenure of President is for a non-renewable term of seven years. The process of seeking his replacement...

Rovman Powell still aiming to find his best

August 29, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_19121" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jamaica Tallawahs batsman Rovman Powell attempts a big hit during a knock of 30 in their CPL contest against Trinbago Knight Riders at Sabina Park on Saturday.[/caption] A lot was expected of young Jamaica Tallawahs star Rovman Powell coming into this year's...

Knight Riders high on historic defeat of Tallawahs

August 28, 2017 in Sports

For a second time in this year's fifth staging of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament, Jamaica Tallawahs were asked to chase 208 and again failed to do so. Just before arriving in Jamaica for their home leg, the Tallawahs were handed a sound...

Community Notice

August 25, 2017 in Community Pulse

The East Basseterre Branch of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday 30th August,2017 at 7.00 pm at the Constituency Office, Stainforth Street, New Town. All constituents are invited to attend and to be punctual....

Great feeling

August 25, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_19088" align="alignright" width="300"] BROTHERS IN ARMS: Darren, right, and Dwayne Bravo of the Trinbago Knight Riders celebrate victory over the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, on Wednesday.[/caption] “It's a great feeling. To...

Chile stands ready to assist region in disaster management

August 25, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_19085" align="alignright" width="300"] JACKSON… the Caribbean can learn several lessons from Chile[/caption] Caribbean countries will continue to receive assistance from their Latin American partner Chile, in boosting their capabilities to prepare for, and manage natural disasters, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said yesterday. During an official visit...

Bravo-McCullum carnage overshadows Gayle’s 93

August 24, 2017 in Sports

Trinbago Knight Riders 86 for 2 (McCullum 40*, Bravo 38*) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 162 for 3 (Gayle 93) by eight wickets (DLS method) Darren Bravo and Brendon McCullum blitzed eight sixes off the final 13 balls of a rain-reduced chase to leave hosts...

Ibrahimovic signs new 1-year deal at Man United

August 24, 2017 in Sports

MANCHESTER, England — Zlatan Ibrahimovic has unfinished business at Manchester United. The Swedish striker signed another one-year deal with United on Thursday, returning to the English club that released him during the summer while he recovered from a serious right knee injury. “I am back to finish...

Gayle, Lewis lead Patriots into playoffs

August 22, 2017 in Sports

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 208 for 3 (Gayle 71*, Lewis 69) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 171 for 7 (Griffiths 42, Shamsi 3-35) by 37 runs The Universe Boss marked his 50th CPL match with his 63rd T20 fifty as St Kitts & Nevis Patriots brushed past...

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Says No to Fixed Election Date

August 22, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_3163" align="alignleft" width="300"] Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne[/caption] Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Brown has flatly rejected calls for his Government to introduce a fixed date for elections. The recommendation was tabled by Member of Parliament Joanne Massiah who leads the newly formed...

STILL HUNGRY*

August 21, 2017 in Sports

The high-flying Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) will take a four-match winning streak to St Kitts for their next Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match, and captain Dwayne Bravo is keen that his side keeps taking up the challenge on the road. The TKR will face close...

Sir Curtly slams ‘pathetic’ West Indies

August 21, 2017 in Sports

Curtly Ambrose labelled the current West Indies side "embarrassing" and "pathetic" after their humiliating innings defeat by England in the first Test. England went 1-0 up in the ongoing three-match series courtesy of a mammoth innings and 209-run win as the first day/night Test in Britain...

Two (2) More Illegal Firearms Seized, Four (4) In Custody

August 21, 2017 in National

[caption id="attachment_3347" align="alignleft" width="300"] File Photo[/caption] A combined team of members from the Special Services Unit (SSU) and members of the St. Kitts Nevis Defence Force on an Surveillance Mission as part of "Operation Mid Sweep" on Saturday night (August 19) netted two (2) illegal firearms....

Tallawahs keep Stars winless with breathless chase

August 17, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_18987" align="alignleft" width="300"] In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Kesrick Williams of the Jamaica Tallawahs celebrates a wicket during Match 14 of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League between St Lucia Stars v Jamaica Tallawahs at the Darren Sammy Stadium on August...

More than 150 Haitians rescued at sea

August 14, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_15162" align="alignleft" width="300"] A United States Coast Guard cutter on patrol[/caption] The United States Coast Guard says it has rescued 151 Haitian migrants and handed them over to the Royal Baham Defence Force on Friday. “The transfer is a combination of two separate interdiction cases in...

Williams, Sangakkara steer Tallawahs to second win

August 11, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_18955" align="alignright" width="300"] Jamaica Tallawahs Captain Kumar Sangakkara (foreground) swings to the leg side as Trinbago Knight Riders wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin looks on during the Hero Caribbean Premier League match at Queen's Park Oval on Wednesday.[/caption] Reigning Caribbean Premier League champions Jamaica Tallawahs won their...

Guyana’s Gold Sector Shines

August 11, 2017 in Regional

It’s been a golden year so far for Guyana’s lucrative gold sector. Industry experts say production is booming and the country is well on track to meeting its targets for 2017. According to officials, just seven months into the year, more than 360,000 ounces of gold have...

Liburd: “proposed Public Accounts Committee Bill a mockery.” Maynard: “Not all saints in the halls of power”

August 10, 2017 in National

[caption id="attachment_84" align="alignright" width="300"] Hon Marcella Liburd[/caption] Ahead of Thursday’s parliamentary debate on new legislation to govern the functioning of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the future, the opposition St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) has accused the Timothy Harris-led PLP/CCM/PAM coalition of decimating the duties...

Caribbean leaders discuss ongoing situation in Venezuela

August 10, 2017 in Regional

Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders Tuesday held “varied and robust views” on the ongoing political situation in Venezuela during a three-hour meeting. No official statement has been issued by the Guyana-based Caricom Secretariat or from the office of the Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, who is...

Violence Mars Climax to Crop Over Festival in Barbados

August 09, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_4308" align="alignright" width="300"] Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart[/caption] Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has summoned a meeting of the National Security Council in the wake of gunplay as the Crop Over festival came to a climax yesterday. One man was killed and 20 others, including a...

LIAT introduces new airport passenger facilitation fee

August 04, 2017 in Regional

The Antigua-regional airline, LIAT, says it will introduce an airport passenger facilitation fee for international flights departing from the Eugene F Correia International Airport from September 1. In a statement, the airline said that its newly appointed chief executive officer, Julie Reifer-Jones, led a delegation here...

Man shot dead at Darkwood by masked gunmen

August 03, 2017 in Regional

Masked gunmen have shot dead Darkwood resident William Stewart. Police Inspector Frankie Thomas has confirmed that around 7:50 pm on Wednesday evening, the 43-year-old man was at his home in the Darkwood, Orange Valley area when several masked gunmen, possibly four, entered his home. The invaders...

De Grasse delayed: Injury derails showdown with Bolt

August 03, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_18872" align="alignright" width="300"] In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, right, gestures towards Canada's Andre De Grasse after the finish of the men's 200-meter semifinal during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de...

Dominica gov’t defends fiscal policies, says no plans to approach IMF

August 02, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14166" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit[/caption] ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, has defended the economic policies of his administration and dismissed suggestions that the island could be seeking assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Winding up debate on...

Nurse slain outside home

August 01, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_18841" align="alignright" width="300"] waiting: Relatives of Theodora Ayers, 48, wait outside the Forensic Science Centre, St James for her autopsy yesterday. Ayers was the sister of Senior Superintendent Shurela Morgan Hinds.[/caption] FOR the second time in less than a week, a relative of a member...

Ronaldo appears in court over tax evasion claims

July 31, 2017 in Sports

Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in court near Madrid on Monday accused of evading millions of euros in taxes, the latest player to fall foul of Spain’s taxman. The 32-year-old entered the court in Pozuelo de Alarcon, a wealthy suburb of Madrid where he lives, in...

Former Deputy Governor General of Nevis dies

July 28, 2017 in National

Former Deputy Governor General of Nevis, Mr. Eustace has died. Mr. John retired from the post recently. Mr. John was born in Rose Hill, Gingerland, Nevis in 1939. He attended the Gingerland Boys School and then the Charlestown Secondary School where he obtained his Cambridge School Certificate. He...

Antigua and Barbuda Signs Agreement with Airbnb

July 27, 2017 in Regional

Antigua and Airbnb have signed an agreement to help drive diversified and sustainable tourism to the islands and begin dialogue about a framework for taxation on accommodation. It’s intended to assist hosts to be able to pay accommodation taxes through the platform and contribute with their...

5-on-5: Who’s to blame for the chaos in Cleveland?

July 26, 2017 in Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have quickly become the NBA's best summer soap opera, complete with a front-office shake-up and a star player asking for a trade. So what's going on with the defending Eastern Conference champions, who just last month finished a near-perfect run to the NBA...

Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow

July 25, 2017 in Regional

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — A new book detailing Nelson Mandela's last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House said yesterday. The book by Mandela's physician Vejay Ramlakan was released last week to coincide with the late...

Man pleads guilty in US$3 million Haitian bribery scheme

July 20, 2017 in Regional

The former general manager of a Florida-based telecommunications company has pleaded guilty for his role in a US$3-million Haitian bribery scheme. Court records show 66-year-old Amadeus Richers, who headed Cinergy and Uniplex, pleaded guilty in Miami federal court Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt...

Teen sues MP for Sexual Assault

July 19, 2017 in Regional

The young woman who accused a member of parliament of sexually assaulting her over three months ago has since sued him after the police took the report of the crime but did not file any charges. The 18-year-old woman filed the claim in the High Court...

Fresh arrest shows FIFA’s corruption turmoil far from over

July 18, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_18680" align="alignleft" width="300"] Former President of the Spanish Football Federation Angel Maria Villar, right, is lead by Spanish Civil Guard policemen to enter the Federation headquarters during an anti-corruption operation in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Villar, FIFA's senior vice president...

Resident Survey for the Ministry of Tourism

July 17, 2017 in Community Pulse

The general public is advised that representatives of the Ministry of Tourism will be canvasing areas of St. Kitts to perform a resident survey. The purpose of this survey is to better understand residents’ perceptions of and satisfaction with tourism in St. Kitts. The survey is...

LIFE!, FOR TRIO FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER

July 17, 2017 in National

Denroy Simmonds, Nicholas Riley and Keith Murray of Challengers Village have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of George Livingston Queeley of Middle Island. The incident occurred on January 27, 2011 in Challengers Mountain. They were found guilty for the...

Good to go!

July 14, 2017 in Sports

If it were up to his father, his coach, his sponsors, the people and the Government of Jamaica, Usain Bolt would not quit track and field at the end of the 2017 season. No one wants to see the legendary sprinter exit the stage just yet...

Gaston says, ‘We’ve stopped giving pearls to swine’, but where is the diplomatic passport holders list?

July 13, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_3163" align="alignleft" width="300"] Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne[/caption] An ambiguous statement by Prime Minister Gaston Browne has potentially disqualified his promise to publish a list of all diplomatic passport holders for the nation’s citizens to see. Whether or not Browne is back-pedalling on the...

Barbados PM Given 48 Hours to Ease Tax Squeeze or Face National Shutdown

July 12, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_18626" align="alignleft" width="300"] Members of the island’s largest trade unions attended the march, carrying signs bearing messages for the Freundel Stuart Administration[/caption] Barbados is facing the possibility of a nationwide shutdown led by the island’s leading trade unions. The Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), the Barbados...

DOTTIN DELIVERS*

July 12, 2017 in Sports

THE MERCURIAL Deandra Dottin stroked an aggressive maiden one-day hundred as the West Indies women’s team defeated Pakistan by 19 runs on the D/L method for their second win at the ICC Women’s World Cup at Leicester yesterday. Sent in at Grace Road, West Indies...

Hon. Robelto Hector Questions Legal Fees Paid By The NIA to a law firm in Anguilla with connections to Hon. Mark Brantley: Brantley Denies Benifitting from Relationship & Conflict of Issues

July 07, 2017 in National

Honourable Robelto Hector –“The taxpayers of Nevis DEMAND to know why the NIA has only been hiring an Anguillian law firm which claims it is the sister law firm of the local firm owned by Mark Brantley” The Honourable Robelto Hector on Tuesday, July 04, 2017,...

Classy Kohli spurs India to series triumph over Windies

July 07, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_18577" align="alignleft" width="300"] Johnny Grave (right), CEO of Cricket West Indies (CWI), presents the winning trophy to India's captain Virat Kohli after their eight-wicket triumph over West Indies in the fifth ODI at Sabina Park yesterday.[/caption] They had to wait a bit longer than they...

PM threatens lawsuit over Nastiness song

July 05, 2017 in Regional

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has officially put Lena “Queen Ivena” Phillip on notice that he intends to sue her over certain lyrics of her 2017 calypso entitled Nastiness, unless she removes them. At the same time, he has also warned media houses that they will face...

Counterfeit EC notes in circulation again

July 04, 2017 in Regional

The police are urging residents to immediately report to them any discovery of the circulation of counterfeit Eastern Caribbean Currency or any other currency. Inspector Frankie Thomas made the plea after a resident shared photographs showing counterfeit 50 dollar notes. The notes had the identical serial...

Man Shot Dead In Ottleys Village

July 04, 2017 in National

Freedom Fm is reporting a shooting in Ottleys Village St. Kitts sometime after 1 o'clock Tuesday morning that has resulted in the death of a young man Kishorn Edwards of Upper Cayon. A Police source says that "police are investigating the shooting" and will have further...

Windies beat India in 4th ODI

July 03, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_18519" align="alignleft" width="300"] West Indies' captain Jason Holder (C#98) celebrates with teammates after defeating India at the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between West Indies and India at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in St John's, Antigua, on July 2, 2107.[/caption] West Indies...

Dominica condemns helicopter attack on Venezuelan Supreme Court

June 30, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14166" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit[/caption] ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Dominica, one of the strongest allies of Venezuela in the English speaking Caribbean, has denounced the helicopter attack on the country's Supreme Court that President Nicolas Maduro has linked to an effort to...

Windies Women misery mounts with India defeat

June 30, 2017 in Sports

TAUNTON, England (CMC) — West Indies Women's misery at the ICC Women's World Cup continued unabated when they tumbled to a seven-wicket defeat to India Women in their second match here yesterday. Once again, the Caribbean side struggled with both bat and ball to slump to...

India Women beat Windies Women by seven wickets

June 29, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_18398" align="alignleft" width="300"] TOP-SCORER: T&T’s Felicia Walters, centre, bats against India during a pre-Women’s World Cup practice match in England last week. Yesterday, Walters scored 59 in an official ICC World Cup warm-up match against Pakistan.[/caption] India Women defeated West Indies Women by seven wickets...

SKN Experiences tropical Wave on Thursday

June 29, 2017 in National

A tropical system moving through the Leeward Islands late Wednesday into early Thursday morning has created heavy rains, thunderstorm and lighting in St Kitts-Nevis resulting in severe flooding in low lying areas of St Kitts. Freedom Fm spoke to the Senior Met Officer at RLB...

Those ill-fated Alkaline, Vybz Kartel videos

June 28, 2017 in Regional

Two controversial music videos featuring gun-toting individuals planning violence and other criminal acts, both exposed within two days of each other by this newspaper, might be coincidence but definitely cause for alarm. The first video featuring dancehall artiste Alkaline, and the second entitled Vybz Kartel, Masicka...

‘We come to kill all of you in the house’

June 27, 2017 in Regional

A small business owner who was part of a group making death threats, was chopped and died on Monday. Sheldon Ramdhan sustained a wound to the neck and was pronounced dead at hospital. Ramdhan, 38, of Coalmine, was the owner of a chicken depot and DVD club. Police...

No more visa-free travel from Antigua to Canada

June 26, 2017 in Regional

Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda will require visas to travel to Canada in less than 24 hours. Chief of Staff Lionel “Max” Hurst confirmed this in an interview with OBSERVER media today. Prime Minister Gaston Browne is expected to make a statement on the matter later...

Belize rejects IMF recommendation for increased taxes

June 23, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14001" align="alignright" width="300"] BELIZE PRIME MINISTER DEAN BARROW SAYS HIS GOVERNMENT WILL CHALLENGE A SMALL ASPECT OF THE HISTORIC RULING.[/caption] BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — The Belize government says it has no intention of implementing a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund for the Caribbean Community...

Jamaica gets more support from World Bank

June 23, 2017 in Regional

THE Government's economic reform agenda will be further boosted with the provision of another World Bank Development Policy Loan (DPL) in the sum of approximately $9.05 billion (US$70 million). This provision will further underpin the Administration's ongoing policy implementation aimed at spurring growth and development, while...

Three-day strike causes LIAT to lose millions

June 22, 2017 in Regional

LIAT 1974 Limited has quantified the value of the mass cancellation in bookings and the other expenses it incurred following a strike by its pilots as being in the region of EC $7 million. The figure was quoted by the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Julie...

WI women lose again

June 21, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_18398" align="alignleft" width="300"] TOP-SCORER: T&T’s Felicia Walters, centre, bats against India during a pre-Women’s World Cup practice match in England last week. Yesterday, Walters scored 59 in an official ICC World Cup warm-up match against Pakistan.[/caption] Uncapped opener Felicia Walters struck a half-century but West...

Selectors keep faith with same 13 for India series

June 19, 2017 in Sports

Selectors have named an unchanged, 13-man West Indies squad to face India in the opening double-header of the five-match, one-day series starting here next Friday. It includes one uncapped player in seamer Kesrick Williams, who was drafted into the squad for the third one-dayer against Afghanistan...

Forum to address US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act

June 19, 2017 in Regional

The Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) says the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 (HR 4939), which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2016, will form the backdrop of the 19th Annual Caribbean American Legislative Forum. On Saturday, ICS said...

The OAS Registry of Heritage Places Project

June 16, 2017 in Community Pulse

The Registry will become the official place of record, listing all important sites, buildings, structures and objects that are significant to the history of St. Kitts. Because Cultural Heritage is a resource valued by entire communities and by nations, governments are responsible for its protection. In...

Pakistan thrash England in Champions Trophy semi-final

June 15, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_18369" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pakistan's Hasan Ali celebrates taking the wicket of England's Eoin Morgan for 33 runs during the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final in Cardiff on June 14, 2017[/caption] Pakistan booked their place in the Champions Trophy final with a crushing eight-wicket win over England...

Police Blotter June 8-11, 2017

June 13, 2017 in National

Report of House Breaking: Police responded to a report of a House Breaking on Malone Ave, The V/C reported that upon returning home that the back door of the house was busted open. The V/C was unable to say if anything was missing at thE...

Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood

June 12, 2017 in Regional

Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly in favor of statehood on Sunday in a referendum that begins the steps toward sending representatives to Washington, D.C. According to The Wall Street Journal, 97 percent of voters chose statehood, though turnout was only about 23 percent. One-and-a-half percent voted for...

Jamaica to be first total e-governance country in region

June 12, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_18306" align="alignleft" width="300"] Education, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid (right) greets executive director of the e-Governance Academy in Estonia, Dr Arvo Ott, while Inter-American Development Bank Representative for Jamaica and Caribbean Country Department General Manager Therese Turner- Jones makes the introduction[/caption] JAMAICA is...

Warriors set to make their claim as NBA’s best ever

June 09, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_9898" align="alignleft" width="300"] Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shakes hands with Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors during the game against the Atlanta Hawks on February 22, 2016 at Philips Center in Atlanta, Georgia[/caption] One victory left for the Golden...

LIAT seeking injunction as strike continues

June 09, 2017 in Regional

The cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, faced with industrial action by its pilots is seeking an injunction to end the dispute that has resulted in the cancellation or delays of several of its flights since Wednesday. LIAT pilots have refused to fly the ATR 72 aircraft that...

First Same-Sex Marriage Takes Place in Bermuda

June 07, 2017 in Regional

Bermuda had its first gay wedding less than a month after a case brought by a homosexual couple ended with a judge’s landmark ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry in the island. Lesbian partners Julia Saltus and Judith Aidoo has the distinction of...

Reggie Amory of Amory’s Enterprises Passes

June 07, 2017 in National

Freedom Fm has learnt of the passing of Reginald Amory, one of the successful Amory brothers, who passed away in Canada on Tuesday. 61 year old Reggie Amory was a humble yet focused businessman who deeply loved his family members. In an interview done with Precious Mills...

Lawyer guilty of trying to kill secretary

June 02, 2017 in Regional

ATTORNEY Joseph Melville was yesterday found guilty by a Port of Spain jury of four criminal offences including attempted murder, and conspiracy to murder his secretary, Patricia Cox, in 2001. Melville, of Foster Road, Sangre Grande, was also found guilty by the nine-member jury before Justice...

Jamaica calls on parliamentarians to be advocates for ending AIDS

June 01, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_18214" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jamaica's Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck (third left) poses for a photo at yesterday's start of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) Regional Parliamentarians Forum with (from left) Dr Elsie Laurence-Chounoune, deputy resident representative of the United Nations...

Batting collapse costs England in Lord’s defeat

May 30, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_18169" align="alignright" width="300"] The hosts were reduced to 20-6 after five overs as Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell struck in overcast conditions[/caption] A dramatic batting collapse cost England against South Africa as they lost the final one-day international by seven wickets at Lord’s. The hosts were...

Caribbean earns US$27B from tourism

May 30, 2017 in Regional

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says tourism remains the most vital source of earnings and economic activity for the majority of Caribbean islands, with region-wide revenues estimated at more than US$27 billion. “Tourism is the single largest generator of foreign exchange in 16 of the...

Caricom condemns bomb attack in Britain

May 25, 2017 in Regional

The Caribbean Community (Caricom) yesterday condemned the bomb attack in Manchester in Britain that left at least 22 people dead and nearly 60 others injured.In a brief statement yesterday, Caricom Secretary General Irwin La Rocque said that the 15-member regional grouping “strongly condemns the vicious...

Douglas Reaffirms SKNLP Leadership Succession Plan

May 25, 2017 in National

Talk show call in social and political expert Sylvene Henry was critical of the SKNLP’s Leadership succession plan during the Labour Party’s weekly Wednesday afternoon edition of Issues on Freedom Fm. Henry blasted the Labour Party’s failure to choose a younger leader at the recent 85th...

LIAT pilots on the brink of industrial action

May 24, 2017 in Regional

Passengers who have opted to use LIAT as their mode of travel after midnight tonight, may have to make alternative arrangements or pay keen attention to special advisories as the union representing the airline pilots has threatened to withold labour over a stalled wage agreement. The...

Mp Maynard “Booted” From Parliament by Speaker Perkins

May 24, 2017 in National

Speaker of the National Assembly Michael Perkins during a sitting of Parliament on Tuesday May 23 asked Labour parliamentarian Konris Maynard to leave the National Assembly. Maynard’s ejection came just after 1pm, following verbal exchanges between Speaker Perkins and Opposition Leader, former Prime Minister Dr. Denzil...

Curry’s 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

May 23, 2017 in Sports

SAN ANTONIO -- Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals. Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San...

Windies remain at eighth in World

May 19, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_10068" align="alignleft" width="300"] West Indies cricketers celebrate their victory in the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup's final match against Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 7, 2012[/caption] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies remained rooted at...

Reggae artiste Frankie Paul is dead

May 19, 2017 in Regional

Jamaican Reggae artiste Frankie Paul died at the University Hospital of West Indies (UHWI) last night.Paul was born in 1965. He was 52 years old. According to his sister, Trish Clarke, he died shortly after 10:00 pm. He had been suffering from kidney problems and was...

Venezuelans in Florida Send Tons of Supplies to Protesters

May 17, 2017 in Regional

Groups of Venezuelans living overseas are sending tons of supplies, including gas masks, safety helmets and first-aid kits, to support the protesters marching in their homeland against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. Demonstrations across Venezuela began April 1 and have grown increasingly violent, leaving...

Tourism Authority Responds to Taxi Drivers Protest Concerns

May 17, 2017 in National

[caption id="attachment_14228" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lindsay Grant[/caption] Public Relations Official of the St Kitts Tourism Authority Saju N’Galla told Freedom Fm News desk on Wednesday morning that over 13,000 cruise passengers were dispatched to taxi operators at Port Zante over a two minute period compared to 2,000...

Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105

May 16, 2017 in Sports

BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas said he didn't feel any pressure entering the first Game 7 of his career. His play backed up his confidence and with the help of Kelly Olynyk and the Boston Celtics bench, Thomas earned the biggest win of his career. Thomas scored 29...

Venezuelans block roads in seventh week of unrest

May 16, 2017 in Regional

Venezuelans launched a seventh week of anti-government demonstrations by blocking roads on Monday, vowing not to budge all day in protest at a deadly political and economic crisis. Dozens of people sat down on the main highway into Caracas in the early morning and similar rallies...

Taxi Drivers Stage Protest: Request Fair Share

May 16, 2017 in National

A contingent of St. Kitts Taximen staged a drive protest through the streets of Basseterre then headed down Church Street tooting their horns as they approached the centre of government at Government Headquarters. A fleet of some 15-20 taxis blew their horns and shouted “fair share...

Bradley scores 29, Celtics power past Wizards, 123-101

May 11, 2017 in Sports

BOSTON -- Playing in the Garden has brought out the Boston Celtics' best basketball this postseason. Wednesday night it was home to one of the best nights of Avery Bradley's career. Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 to...

St. Kitts-Nevis Government Declares War on Crime

May 11, 2017 in National

In what can be characterized as the most forceful showing of resolve by the Team UNITY Government to tackle the scourge of crime Prime Minister and Minister of National security Dr Hon Timothy Harris flanked by Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Shawn K Richards, Premier Vance...

Threat to kill PM, Wehner charged

May 09, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17913" align="alignleft" width="300"] Captain George Wehner[/caption] George Wehner, an aspiring politician for the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), has been accused of intimidation and threatening to kill several parliamentarians from the ruling Antigua Barbuda Labour Party, including Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The charges, which had not...

18 years for repeated sex with daughter

May 08, 2017 in Regional

A desperate cry to relatives to be rescued from the sexual abuse of her father was made for several years before an adolescent girl was able to get the police involved and her abuser imprisoned. The 44-year-old father of six pleaded guilty to having sex with...

Cops identify body with head cut off

May 05, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_17884" align="alignleft" width="300"] Police officers at the scene in Ste Madeleine on Thursday.[/caption] POLICE believe they know the identity of the body found in Ste Madeleine on Thursday, with the head cut off. Relatives of Davidson Charles Leben, of 66 St Croix Road, contacted police on...

One to remember

May 05, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17881" align="alignleft" width="300"] Man of the match: West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel is in full flow on the final day of the second Test against Pakistan at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, yesterday. Gabriel took five wickets on the final day to help West...

Hope leads WI defiance

May 04, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17870" align="alignleft" width="300"] INNINGS WRECKER: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah, left, bowls during play on day four of the 2nd Test against West Indies yesterday in Bridgetown, Barbados. Shah finished with figures of six for 40.[/caption] Stylish stroke-maker Shai Hope agonisingly missed out on a maiden...

PM: Kamla opposing because of her ‘mansion’

May 04, 2017 in Regional

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has accused Opposi­tion Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar of having a personal interest in opposing pro­perty taxation because she “mysteriously built” and now owned a mansion. By contrast, the Prime Minister said he also owns property, but he would be “in the forefront...

First AC Hotels by Marriott Opens in the Caribbean

May 03, 2017 in Regional

The first AC Hotels by Marriott has opened in the Caribbean. AC Hotel San Juan Condado opened last month, inviting guests to experience Puerto Rico’s newest lifestyle hotel on the “Island of Enchantment”. “We are thrilled to bring this new breed of lifestyle hotel to the urban...

Statement by Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, on the Occasion of Her Majesty’s Prison’s First-Ever Awards and Appreciation Ceremony

May 02, 2017 in National

[caption id="attachment_4526" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prime Minister Hon. Timothy Harris[/caption] This is a proud moment for me, as Minister of National Security, to address you on the occasion of Her Majesty’s Prison’s first-ever Employee Awards and Appreciation Ceremony. I must thank the Immanuel Methodist Church in Sandy...

Jamaica Makes Facebook History

May 02, 2017 in Regional

Starting today, alerts about missing children in Jamaica, called Ananda Alerts, will be delivered to Facebook users in the country – the first time this has happened in any Caribbean country. The initiative is a partnership between the Ananda Alert Secretariat in the Office of the...

Warner hits CONCACAF with US$40 million countersuit

April 28, 2017 in Regional

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Disgraced former football supremo, Jack Warner, has launched a US$40 million countersuit against continental governing body, CONCACAF, and FIFA Council member Sunil Gulati, for “persistent defamation of character.”In response to a US$20 million lawsuit filed against him last week...

Gayle flops, RCB lose again

April 28, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17823" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jamaican Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Chris Gayle again failed to reach double figures.[/caption] BANGALORE, India (CMC) — West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree made two early strikes, but they were not enough to save Royal Challengers Bangalore from a heavy seven-wicket defeat to...

Court rules against Opposition Leader

April 27, 2017 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_4367" align="alignleft" width="300"] UWP leader Lennox Linton (File photo)[/caption] High Court Judge, Bernie Stephenson has ruled against Opposition Leader in a defamation lawsuit filed against him by the Cabinet of Ministers. Justice Stephenson struck out Mr Linton’s defence on Thursday 27 April 2017 and ordered that...

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

April 27, 2017 in Sports

BOSTON -- The Celtics and Bulls found another thing to argue about after Game 5 of their spirited first-round playoff series: Was Avery Bradley more impressive on offense, or on defense? "Everyone knows he's a good defender. Tonight, he got his offensive game going," Chicago's Dwyane Wade...

Shah the star as Pakistan rout West Indies

April 26, 2017 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_17775" align="alignright" width="300"] Pakistan's bowler Yasir Shah celebrates dismissing West Indies' Alzarri Joseph on the final day of the first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 25, 2017[/caption] KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Yasir Shah completed a...

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, Cali