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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, 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...