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St Kitts, Haiti end campaign on losing note

February 27, 2017 in Sports

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

Lisa Hanna responds to death threats

February 27, 2017 in Regional

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

Trump Worried About Trinidad and Tobago’s ISIS Links

February 24, 2017 in Regional

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

Valencia stun Real Madrid to leave race wide open

February 23, 2017 in Sports

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

Deportees coming

February 23, 2017 in Regional

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

President Trump Invites Trinidad PM to Washington

February 22, 2017 in Regional

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

Exiled Bravo, Pooran land IPL contracts

February 21, 2017 in Sports

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

A&B to offer kidney transplant services to OECS states

February 21, 2017 in Regional

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

T&T PM and President Trump discuss security, trade

February 20, 2017 in Regional

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

Miller defends decision to hold back brilliant Powell

February 20, 2017 in Sports

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

Two Salaries for Nevis Ministers Discussed on Working For You

February 16, 2017 in National

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

Deadly domestic dispute

February 15, 2017 in Regional

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

IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE

February 14, 2017 in Community Pulse

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

NOTICE TO PUBLIC FROM SCASPA

February 13, 2017 in Community Pulse

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

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

February 10, 2017 in Regional

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

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

February 09, 2017 in Regional

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

Harden has 25 to lead Rockets over Magic 128-104

February 08, 2017 in Sports

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

AG Byron: TUG Ready to Pursue Good Governance Agenda

February 07, 2017 in National

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

VAT Ease for St Lucians

February 07, 2017 in Regional

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

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

February 06, 2017 in National

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

Opposition planning demonstration for Dominica PM’s resignation

February 06, 2017 in Regional

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

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

February 02, 2017 in Sports

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

Russell Banned

February 01, 2017 in Sports

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

Curry out, but Warriors hold off Blazers 113-111

January 30, 2017 in Sports

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

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

January 27, 2017 in Regional

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

Jamaica eyes appeal

January 26, 2017 in Sports

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

Hector Says CCM Government Has Failed Nevisians

January 25, 2017 in National

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

Jones, Holiday lead Pelicans past Cavs 124-122

January 24, 2017 in Sports

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

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

January 24, 2017 in Sports

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

St. Kitts and Nevis Passport Ranks #4 in Caribbean

January 24, 2017 in National

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

Obamas in BVI for vacation

January 24, 2017 in Regional

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

Jamaican busted at JFK airport with cocaine in patties

January 21, 2017 in Regional

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

Rose powers slumping Knicks past Celtics 117-106

January 19, 2017 in Sports

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

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

January 19, 2017 in National

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

Missing trio found dead in Negril

January 18, 2017 in Regional

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

ILO predicts increase unemployment in Caribbean in 2017

January 16, 2017 in Regional

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

Warriors dial in from long distance to overpower Pistons

January 13, 2017 in Sports

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

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

January 12, 2017 in Sports

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

Guyana dealing with outbreak of gastro in rural areas

January 12, 2017 in Regional

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

More players for Hurricanes ahead of Super50 Tournament

January 11, 2017 in Sports

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

St. Kitts Is In Need of Your Vote

January 11, 2017 in National

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

Latest James Harden triple-double keeps Rockets rolling

January 11, 2017 in Sports

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

Ronaldo beats Messi to win FIFA best player award

January 10, 2017 in Sports

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

PM Defends His Diplomat

January 10, 2017 in Regional

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

Community Notice

January 09, 2017 in Community Pulse

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

Sir Dwight laid to rest

January 05, 2017 in Regional

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

Passports for Sale

January 02, 2017 in National

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

Craig Wins Senior Monarch Calypso Finals

December 30, 2016 in National

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

A bad year for murders

December 30, 2016 in Regional

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

Liverpool come roaring back to demolish Stoke

December 28, 2016 in Sports

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

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

December 28, 2016 in National

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

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

December 23, 2016 in Sports

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

Alexandra Hospital to get $20 million boost in 2017

December 21, 2016 in National

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

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

December 21, 2016 in Regional

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

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

December 20, 2016 in Sports

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

Obama signature coming to secure better Carib-US relations

December 19, 2016 in Regional

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

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

December 19, 2016 in Sports

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

Khyla Is Queen of Queens

December 19, 2016 in National

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

Obama’s Parting Gift to the Caribbean

December 16, 2016 in Regional

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

Another efficient passing night leads Warriors past Knicks

December 16, 2016 in Sports

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

Man Shot to Death in Mansion Mountain

December 16, 2016 in National

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

US passes legislation to strengthen C’bean relations

December 15, 2016 in Regional

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

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

December 15, 2016 in Sports

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

Curry scores 30, Warriors edge Pelicans 113-109

December 14, 2016 in Sports

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

Seven in Custody for Polo Company Store Break-In

December 13, 2016 in National

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

Ronaldo beats Messi to win Ballon d’Or 2016

December 13, 2016 in Sports

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

Recording Device Found In Vehicle of Mp Marcella Liburd

December 12, 2016 in National

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

Curry scores 26, Warriors beat Jazz 106-99

December 09, 2016 in Sports

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

Caricom hails relationship with Cuba

December 09, 2016 in Regional

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

2017 Budget Allocates Over $52 Million for National Security

December 08, 2016 in National

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

Fantastic Week for the St. Kitts Cruise Sector

December 07, 2016 in National

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

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

December 05, 2016 in National

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

Cuba buries Castro, entering post-Fidel era

December 05, 2016 in Regional

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

Clippers roll to 113-94 win over listless Cavaliers

December 02, 2016 in Sports

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

Prince Harry joins Rihanna in celebrating Barbados’ independence

December 02, 2016 in Regional

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

Hunt begins for cause of crash that wipes out Brazilian team

November 30, 2016 in Sports

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

Soca Semi Finalists Released

November 29, 2016 in Community Pulse

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

Moise wins Haiti presidential vote in first round: early results

November 29, 2016 in Regional

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

Plane carrying Brazilian football players crashes in Colombia

November 29, 2016 in Sports

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

Out You Go! US Ramping Up Deportation Of Haitians

November 25, 2016 in Regional

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

Regional reps stress importance of strengthening Caribbean democracies

November 25, 2016 in Regional

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

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

November 24, 2016 in Regional

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

Curry and the Warriors take revenge against Lakers

November 24, 2016 in Sports

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

Prince Harry docks at Port Zante in St. Kitts

November 23, 2016 in National

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

Porzingis, Rose help Knicks edge Blazers, 107-103

November 23, 2016 in Sports

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

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

November 23, 2016 in Regional

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

Prince Harry Begins Whirlwind Caribbean Tour

November 22, 2016 in National

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

Rihanna Adds Three More AMAs To Her Collection

November 22, 2016 in Regional

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

Leonard scores 24 as Spurs top struggling Mavericks 96-91

November 22, 2016 in Sports

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

PAHO calls on region to strengthen health systems

November 22, 2016 in Regional

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

Prince Harry Begins Whirlwind Caribbean Tour

November 21, 2016 in National

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

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

November 17, 2016 in Regional

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

Teen Kills Four In Murder Spree In St Vincent

November 16, 2016 in Regional

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

Sugar Mas 45 Vendor Notice

November 15, 2016 in Community Pulse

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

Sugar Mas 45 Street Activities Notice

November 10, 2016 in Community Pulse

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

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

November 10, 2016 in Regional

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

UK PM demands answers from Dominica baroness over spending

November 09, 2016 in Regional

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

Stephen Curry hits NBA-record 13 3-pointers

November 08, 2016 in Sports

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

At least 10 dead as heavy rains batter Haiti

November 08, 2016 in Regional

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

Fogging Exercise

November 07, 2016 in Community Pulse

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

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

November 04, 2016 in Regional

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

St Kitts’ Garden Hotspurs to contest Warriors Cup

November 04, 2016 in Sports

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

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

November 04, 2016 in Regional

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

Questions raised about citizenship status of St Vincent deputy PM

November 03, 2016 in Regional

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

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

November 02, 2016 in Regional

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

Minister Grant Launches Tourism Month

November 02, 2016 in National

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

Brathwaite, Holder inspire dogged West Indies

November 01, 2016 in Sports

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

St Vincent PM announces prisoners’ release, permanent jobs

October 28, 2016 in Regional

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

Mosquito Army Released In Zika Fight

October 28, 2016 in Regional

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

UWI Regional Task Force On Zika Tracks Rare Neurological Disorder

October 27, 2016 in Regional

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

Young Man Gunned Down In Ottleys Tuesday Night

October 26, 2016 in National

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

Diabetes General Meeting

October 25, 2016 in Community Pulse

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

Pakistan beat Windies by 133 runs, clinch series

October 25, 2016 in Sports

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

Pakistan eye series-clinching victory over Windies

October 24, 2016 in Sports

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

Windies A Concede Series With Heavy Defeat

October 22, 2016 in Sports

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

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

October 22, 2016 in Regional

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

St Lucia gets new attorney general

October 21, 2016 in Regional

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

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

October 20, 2016 in Sports

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

Haiti hurricane victims face choice: leave or rebuild

October 20, 2016 in Regional

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

Fraites Bakery Delivery Van Robbed at Gunpoint

October 19, 2016 in National

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

Bravo hundred unable to save Windies from defeat

October 18, 2016 in Sports

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

‘Heartbreaking’

October 18, 2016 in Regional

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

Soca Monarch Seminar

October 18, 2016 in Community Pulse

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

ABLP Senator Detained

October 17, 2016 in Regional

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

Bravo keeps West Indies afloat in first Test

October 17, 2016 in Sports

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

Alleged Child Molester Held By Police

October 17, 2016 in National

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

Rihanna Tops Female Artists With Seven Noms At AMAs

October 14, 2016 in Regional

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

Soca Submission

October 13, 2016 in Community Pulse

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

Pakistan 81-0 in day-night Test against Windies

October 13, 2016 in Sports

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

Grange reveals plans to honour Rio athletes

October 13, 2016 in Sports

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

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

October 12, 2016 in National

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

Health crisis worsens as aid trickles into remote Haiti

October 12, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14597" align="alignright" width="300"] An injured man lies on a bed at the state hospital in Dame-Marie, Hait, on Monday. Nearly a week after Hurricane Matthew smashed into southwestern Haiti, some communities along the southern coast have yet to receive any assistance, leaving residents who...

Windies Women rally to level ODI series

October 11, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14569" align="alignleft" width="300"] West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor on the attack during the second ODI against England at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium yesterday. West Indies won by 38 runs.[/caption] FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica — Star players Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor combined well to hand West...

Nationals of SKN urged to support the Haiti Relief efforts

October 10, 2016 in National

"The Chamber of Industry and Commerce is coordinating relief supplies for our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Businesses, organizations and/or individuals wishing to participate in this relief effort can contact the Chamber at its headquarters at Fortlands. The Chamber has indicated that emphasis is on clothing,...

Fogging Exercise

October 10, 2016 in Community Pulse

The Environmental Health Unit on Nevis has increased inspections of homes to assist home owners with source reduction. . Additionally, the Unit has started a fogging exercise in selected areas where the mosquito burden is known to be high. The schedule for next week is...

Brilliant Bravo blasts 91 as Windies draw tour game

October 10, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14546" align="alignright" width="300"] West Indies batsman Darren Bravo plays a shot on the third and final day of the tour match against Pakistan Cricket Board Patron’s XI at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates, yesterday.[/caption] SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Darren...

‘Help us’ – the plea of Haitian hurricane survivors

October 10, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14537" align="alignleft" width="300"] Haiti's former president Bertand Aristide (C) helps distribute food at a shelter in Port-Salut, southwest of Port-au-Prince, on October 9, 2016, days after the passage of Hurricane Matthew through Haiti.[/caption] PORT-SALUT, Haiti (AFP) - "Help us," pleaded survivors of Hurricane Matthew in...

LIAT to hire CEO in three months

October 07, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14523" align="alignleft" width="300"] Acting CEO of LIAT, Julie Reifer-Jones[/caption] After what seems like a continuous bad run of chief executive officers (CEO), regional airline Liat is preparing to hire a third CEO in less than four years. Acting CEO, Julie Reifer-Jones said, “The position was advertised...

Windies crushed

October 06, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14516" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pakistan bowler Sohail Khan (left) celebrates after bowling out West Indies’ Evin Lewis (out of picture) as West Indies’ Darren Bravo (right) reacts during the third T20I cricket match between Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, yesterday[/caption] ABU...

Matthew leaves death and destruction in Haiti

October 06, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14503" align="alignleft" width="300"] Red Cross workers and residents walk among the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, yesterday. The hurricane rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba overnight, destroying dozens of homes in Cuba’s easternmost city, Baracoa, and leaving hundreds of...

Minister of Education Says St. Kitts Teachers’ Union Made No Request for Teachers March

October 05, 2016 in National

[caption id="attachment_6879" align="alignleft" width="300"] Minister of Education the Hon. Shawn Richards[/caption] Minister of Education the Honorable Shawn K Richards, in an exclusive interview with Freedom Newsdesk on Wednesday said “no request was made by the St. Kitts Teachers’ Union to have a march” on Friday to...

‘Hurting’ Bravo says Simmons sacking has left squad demoralised

October 05, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_1018" align="alignright" width="300"] Veteran West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo on Monday revealed that the West Indies Cricket Board’s decision to axe “trusted” head coach Phil Simmons on the day of the squad’s departure for Dubai, had left the Caribbean side demoralized.[/caption] PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad...

Hurricane Matthew damage said the worst since 2010 earthquake

October 05, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14471" align="alignleft" width="300"] LEOGANE, Haiti — Residents head to a shelter in Leogane yesterday before Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti’s south-western tip with howling 145 mph winds, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees, and leaving rivers bloated and...

No Permission granted for Teachers’ Day March

October 04, 2016 in National

Fm is reliably informed that the traditional World Teachers’ Day march scheduled for October 5th, will not take place this year. An official communiqué sent to all members by the St. Kitts’ Teachers Union indicated that “the Ministry of Education has not approved leave on Wednesday...

CAS to give Sharapova verdict today

October 04, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14455" align="alignleft" width="300"] Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova speaks at a press conference in downtown Los Angeles, California yesterday.[/caption] Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — The world’s top sports court will rule today on Maria Sharapova’s appeal against her two-year tennis ban over doping. In a statement, the...

‘Some of us will die but I pray it won’t be a lot’

October 04, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14435" align="alignright" width="300"] A girl watches as the authorities arrive to evacuate people from her house in Tabarre, yesterday.[/caption] PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Vulnerable Haiti braced for flash floods and violent winds from the extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm kept on a...

World Teachers’ Day

October 03, 2016 in Community Pulse

The St. Kitts-Nevis National Commission for UNESCO is pleased to inform the general public that World Teacher’s Day in which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is the lead agency, will be commemorated on October 5. All community groups and other partners are...

First taste of Hurricane Matthew leaves city roads flooded

October 03, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14401" align="alignleft" width="300"] A woman bails out water from her businessplace in the vicinity of the Portia Simpson Miller Square following heavy rain yesterday afternoon.[/caption] IF the rain which affected the Corporate Area and other sections of the island yesterday is an indication of the...

Senior Prisoner Officer Vince Gumbs Arrested

September 30, 2016 in National

Days after a young police constable was arrested and charged for delivering drugs to prisoners at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP), a prison officer was yesterday arrested for similar activities. Senior Officer, Vince Gumbs of Her Majesty's Prison has been arrested and formally charged with several offences...

Russell’s violation hearing continues, lawyer remains confident

September 30, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14389" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jamaica and West Indies cricketer André Russell makes a note during a recent Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel hearing at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston.[/caption] Lead counsel Patrick Foster continued his cross examination of Nadia Vassell, Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) whereabouts officer...

Taiwan blocked from world aviation summit despite Caribbean support

September 30, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14384" align="alignright" width="300"] Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee (at right) and Deputy Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai at the news conference in Taipei Friday, following the announcement that the ICAO had not invited Taiwan to the Montreal aviation summit starting Tuesday.[/caption] TAIPEI,...

Windies hoping to turn corner

September 30, 2016 in Sports

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — On the heels of an embarrassing whitewash in the preceding Twenty20 series, West Indies’ three-match One-Day International series against Pakistan will take on new value when it bowls off here today. The reigning T20 World champions showed little of their...

Celtic hold City in thriller, Atleti sink Bayern

September 29, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14350" align="alignleft" width="300"] Manchester City's goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (2R) watches as Celtic's striker Moussa Dembele (3L) scores his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League football match.[/caption] PARIS: Raheem Sterling netted at both ends as Manchester City were made to fight for a 3-3...

Barbados Back In Business After Storm Floods, Causes Damage

September 29, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14344" align="alignleft" width="300"] There were several reports of downed trees and poles crashing into vehicles[/caption] BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday September 29, 2016 – The all-clear has been given for business to resume as normal in Barbados following the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew which caused flooding...

One dead, as TS Matthew passes through Windwards

September 29, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14326" align="alignleft" width="300"] People making their way to a shelter in St Vincent[/caption] KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – A fourth form secondary school student died Wednesday night after he was crushed by a boulder as he tried to alleviate flooding in his home during the...

Pakistan stroll to 3-0 after Imad three-for

September 28, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14318" align="alignleft" width="300"] Johnson Charles was one of three West Indies batsmen bowled by Imad Wasim[/caption] Pakistan completed a 3-0 whitewash of West Indies with a comfortable eight-wicket win in Abu Dhabi that exposed the World T20 champions’ weaknesses in conditions not conducive to big...

Death Threats, Government Order Block Haiti Gay Festival

September 28, 2016 in Regional

Organizers have called off a festival celebrating Haiti’s Afro-Caribbean lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community because of threats of violence and government opposition. Jean Danton Leger, commissioner of Port-au-Prince, said he had blocked the Massimadi festival to protect public morals. The decision followed Haitian lawmaker Senator...

USA issues Zika travel advisory to SKN

September 27, 2016 in National

The government of the USA through its Center for Diseas Control (CDC), is urging US citizens to take the necessary precautions against the Zika virus. In its latest travel advisory relayed via US media houses such as CBS, the US government alerts travelers particularly pregnant...

Warrican in Test squad to face Pakistan

September 27, 2016 in Sports

Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican has been recalled for the West Indies three-Test series against Pakistan starting next month in the UAE. The 24 year old played the last of his four Tests against Australia Down Under last January but was subsequently overlooked for India’s tour of...

Time To Clear Marcus Garvey’s Name, Says Jamaica

September 27, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14277" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prime Minister Andrew Holness (right), listens as Dr. Julius Garvey, son of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey, addresses a town hall meeting in Queens, New York, about his late father[/caption] The Jamaica government is rallying behind an effort to get the United...

SKELEC Electricity Supply Interruption Schedule

September 26, 2016 in Community Pulse

DATE TIME AREA(S) TO BE AFFECTED PURPOSE Monday 26th September 2016 9:00am to 3:00pm The Angellus, Palm Bay, PWD Quarry, TDC Rentals, Jack Tar Hotel, KHT, Christopher Harbor Construction Office Maintenance  Tuesday 27th September 2016 9:00am to 3:00pm Keys Village West (Housing Project), Port Zante, The Sands, Bay Road, Windsor University, RLB Airport Maintenance Wednesday 28th September...

New Caribbean Storm Brewing

September 26, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14254" align="alignleft" width="300"] THE FIVE-DAY FORECAST OF THE TROPICAL WAVE (RED) WHICH LOOKS SET TO IMPACT THE CARIBBEAN THIS WEEK AND THERE’S A VERY GOOD CHANCE IT COULD DEVELOP INTO A STORM. THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM LISA ARE ABOVE.[/caption] With Karl having passed Bermuda...

Court orders St Kitts-Nevis tourism minister to pay election debts

September 23, 2016 in National

[caption id="attachment_14228" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lindsay Grant[/caption] The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has ordered St Kitts and Nevis tourism minister, Lindsay Grant, to pay election consulting fees owed to BuzzMaker, an international political consulting firm that has worked on hundreds of high profile political campaigns across the...

US To Step Up Deportations Of Haitians

September 23, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14223" align="alignright" width="300"] Haitians who arrive at the border without visas will be put into expedited removal proceedings[/caption] The United States government, responding to an extraordinary wave of Haitian migrants seeking to enter the United States, said today that it would fully resume deportations of...

ICC clears suspended Bangladesh bowling duo

September 23, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14216" align="alignright" width="300"] Taskin Ahmed[/caption] Bangladesh speedster Taskin Ahmed and left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny were both cleared to resume bowling in international cricket Friday, six months after being suspended during the World Twenty20 for illegal actions. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said both players had passed...

Petrojam Dilemma

September 23, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14204" align="alignleft" width="300"] An aerial view of the Petrojam refinery.[/caption] Jamaica and Venezuela could well be headed for a confrontation next month over the ownership of the Petrojam refinery in Kingston. Petrojam’s General Manager Winston Watson told a meeting of the House of Representatives’ Economy and...

Fundraising Walk/Run Major Part of St. Christopher Children’s Home Budget

September 23, 2016 in National

[caption id="attachment_14198" align="alignright" width="300"] Administrator of St. Christopher's Children Home, Margaret Stevens[/caption] Monies donated through the annual St. Christopher Children’s Home Fundraising Walk/Run contribute to 90 percent of the home’s budget, according to officials from the St. Christopher Home. During a recent (Sept 14) edition of “Working...

INDECOM says 340 killed in police operations over 30-month period

September 22, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14189" align="alignright" width="300"] INDECOM Commissioner, Terrence Williams[/caption] THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), in a report tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, said 340 civilians were killed in various police operations between July 2013 and December 2015. The information was included in INDECOM’s Quarterly...

WICB to spend US $600,000 boosting players’ fees, retainers

September 22, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_10377" align="alignleft" width="300"] West Indies cricketers celebrate after winning the World T20 cricket tournament women’s final against Australia at The Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata, India.[/caption] The West Indies Cricket Board said Wednesday it planned to pump more than half-million United States dollars into...

Caribbean countries pledge to empower women, girls

September 21, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_3163" align="alignleft" width="300"] Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne[/caption] Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have pledged their “resolve” to achieve positive outcomes for empowering women and girls in the Caribbean as part of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s global-inspired movement and as a celebration of...

Breaking News!!! Teenager Shot Dead In Nevis

September 21, 2016 in National

Freedom Fm Newsdesk has just received unconfirmed reports of a Murder in Nevis. Reports are that 16 year old Ozani Maynard from Hanley's Road Gingerland was shot dead in a hail of gunfire in Rawlins Village Nevis at about 8 pm Tuesday night. Fréedom Fm understands that...

St George’s footballer dies after collapsing during match

September 21, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14141" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dominic James in action for his team St George’s College & St George’s College team manager Michael Gordon (centre) supports two members of the team as they all mourn the passing of Dominic James yesterday at Stadium East during a Manning...

RSS in St. Kitts-Nevis to Curb Violent Crime Problem

September 20, 2016 in National

Law enforcement and security officials under the umbrella of the Regional Security System (RSS) are in St. Kitts and Nevis to lend support to the local police “in operational engagements.” Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, revealed such on Monday...

A Serious Mosquito-Borne Virus Seen In Haiti For First Time

September 20, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14122" align="alignleft" width="300"] DR. JOHN LEDNICKY, AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND GLOBAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT THE UF COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND LEAD AUTHOR OF THE STUDY WHICH FOUND THE MAYARO VIRUS IN HAITI.[/caption] University of Florida (UF) researchers have...

Cameron predicts Windies resurgence in Test cricket

September 17, 2016 in Sports

Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron, the president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), is predicting the regional side’s resurgence in the longest format of the game. And he argues that that will lead to increased attendance to Test matches at venues in the Caribbean. West Indies, the...

Young man seriously injured in early morning crash

September 17, 2016 in Regional

An early morning accident at Coolidge, yesterday, has left Shawn Mitchell of Villa fighting for his life at Mount St John’s Medical Center (MSJMC). Mitchell, 23, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with injuries to his head, a broken left leg and has internal bleeding. Details...

FREEDOM FM BREAKING NEWS: FIRST CASE OF ZIKA IN SKN

September 17, 2016 in National

STATEMENT BY THE ST.KITTS-NEVIS MINISTRY OF HEALTH- FEDERATION CONFIRMS FIRST CASE OF ZIKA The Ministry of Health, via the office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), has officially announced receipt of confirmation from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) that three (3) serum samples tested on...

Deputy Pm Richards Proud Of Students’ Knowledge about Independence

September 15, 2016 in National

[caption id="attachment_6879" align="alignleft" width="300"] Minister of Education the Hon. Shawn Richards[/caption] Government Ministers continue to make their way to various schools in St. Kitts and Nevis, to interact with the student population and highlight the importance of the Federation’s sovereignty achieved on September 19, 1983. On Tuesday...

Unions support sacked senator

September 14, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14045" align="alignleft" width="300"] rime Minister Gaston Browne & Trade Unionist and Senator Wigley George[/caption] Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s swift and pitiless sacking of Senator Wigley George has triggered an informal coalition between the nation’s two major labour movements, the Antigua Trades & Labour Union (AT&LU)...

Jamaican in court on drug charges

September 14, 2016 in Regional

A Jamaican man, Dwayne Omar Swaby, 37, is expected to face the court today on a number of drug charges after he was intercepted, Monday with the contraband at the VC Bird International Airport. He arrived on the island aboard Caribbean Airline Flight #459 from Jamaica. Narcotics...

Bolt reports for first day at work

September 14, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_14027" align="alignleft" width="300"] Usain Bolt exiting his Nissan sports car upon arrival at the Digicel headquarters in down town Kingston for his new job as Chief Speed Officer yesterday.[/caption] His flashy gold Nissan appeared at the gate a few minutes to midday. And shortly afterwards there...

CMO says it’s possible that ZIKA is in SKN

September 13, 2016 in National

[caption id="attachment_3548" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. Cameron A. Wilkinson MBBS, MD, FCCS, FACS[/caption] Chief Medical Officer, Dr Cameron Wilkinson told Freedom Fm News desk on Tuesday, that although there are no confirmed cases of the ZIKA virus an infection, he would not be surprised if ZIKA was...

Duterte says he wants U.S. special forces out of southern Philippines

September 12, 2016 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_13985" align="alignleft" width="300"] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte steps out of his limousine upon arrival at Merdeka Palace to meet Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.[/caption] MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called for the withdrawal of U.S....

19 Security Workers Terminated Today at Belmont Farm

September 09, 2016 in National

[caption id="attachment_7110" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kittitian Hill[/caption] Some 19 workers, who have been providing security for Belmont Farm which encompasses Kittitian Hill, have received notices today September 9, 2016, effectively terminating their jobs there. No prior notice was given to the Security Officers, but in a letter...

Mystery killings shock Annotto Bay

September 09, 2016 in Regional

ANNOTTO BAY, St, Mary — Loud explosions early yesterday morning drove fear into the hearts of residents of this seaside town on Jamaica’s north-eastern coast. After they called the police at approximately 6:15, their fear gave way to shock with the gruesome discovery of the bodies...

Asafa Powell Hunts 98th Sub-10 Clocking Today

September 07, 2016 in Sports

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell will be hunting his 98th sub-10-second clocking of his career as he leads three other Jamaicans into action in the IAAF World Challenge Series at the 66th edition of the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb, Croatia, today. Andrew Riley, who was third in...

Six year old kicked out of school

September 07, 2016 in Regional

President of the Antigua & Barbuda Association of Persons with Disabilities (ABAPD), Bernard Warner has cried “victimisation”, after his six-year-old daughter was reportedly thrown out of a primary school without notice. Warner told OBSERVER media that his daughter, Jennings Warner, was expelled from the Five Islands...

Pooran, Powell in line for T20 debuts

September 06, 2016 in Sports

Rookies Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell are set to make their international debuts after being named in a West Indies Twenty20 15-man squad to face Pakistan later this month. Both players were rewarded for stirring performances in the Caribbean Premier League and are the only new...

International Cricket Changes On Top Of Agenda

September 06, 2016 in Sports

St John’s, ANTUGUA – Cricket and its place in the Summer Olympic Games, Test Cricket for 4-Days, Two-tier system for Test playing nations and Women’s Cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games are just some of the topics to be discussed at the next meeting of...

Burnt bodies found in car identified

September 06, 2016 in Regional

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The three men who were found in a motor car in St James Sunday, with their bodies badly burnt, have been identified. They are 31-year -old ex-soldier Shane Hibbert, and 30-year-old construction worker Rory Johns, both of Three Miles River, Westmoreland....

PRINCE HARRY TO VISIT THE CARIBBEAN

September 06, 2016 in National

Kensington Palace Press Release (September 05, 2016): Prince Harry will make an official visit to the Caribbean in the late autumn, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen. His Royal Highness will visit Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and...

Elaine Thompson pips Schippers in all-star 200m

September 02, 2016 in Sports

ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) — Recently crowned double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson maintained her winning ways by holding her form to claim victory in an all-star women's 200m at the Diamond League meet in Zurich on Thursday. Dutch world champion Dafne Schippers, who won silver behind...

Doctors Fear Zika Is A Sleeping Giant In Haiti

September 01, 2016 in Regional

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thursday September 1, 2016 – At the Mirebalais Hospital in Haiti’s central plateau, Dr. Louise Ivers and Dr. Roman Jean-Louis are examining a baby girl who was born in early July with microcephaly, a smaller-than-normal skull often associated with Zika infections. The baby, named...

TUG Sends 75 PEP Workers Home

September 01, 2016 in National

Freedom Fm has just received news that some 75 PEP workers drawn from Cosmetology, Computer Graphics, Early childhood and Office Administration were sent home by Permanent Secretary in the office of the Prime Minister, Mr Osbert Desouza at 11 o’clock on Thursday morning. Several of the...

Windies anchored to the bottom of ICC Test rankings

September 01, 2016 in Sports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) —West Indies continues to languish at the bottom of the standings in the longest format of the game, while cricketers from the region have made little progress in the player rankings. However, South Africa have moved up a few notches and...

Richards Admonishes Teachers to maximize student potential for upcoming School year: Missing SBA Grades Received.

August 31, 2016 in National

[caption id="attachment_3505" align="alignleft" width="300"] Honourable Shawn Richards[/caption] Minister of Education, the Honourable Shawn K. Richards says the turnout at a recent Ministry of Education workshop for teachers held on Monday at the Rivers of Water Christian center signals an important start for the new 2016-2017 school...

Service without honour: Chanderpaul continues to protest his expulsion

August 31, 2016 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_5724" align="alignleft" width="300"] West Indies Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul Source: cricketcountry[/caption] MIAMI, USA (CMC) — Former West Indies middle-order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is continuing to protest his unceremonious expulsion from the regional squad, saying he has given yeoman service without being honoured. Chanderpaul, 42, who was dropped...

BURN VICTIM DIES

August 30, 2016 in Regional

Five days after Gayan Williams suffered second-degree burns about her body in a house fire, and was airlifted to Guadeloupe, relatives have confirmed she succumbed to her injuries and died yesterday. In speaking to one of her uncles, Regon Williams told OBSERVER media the family is...

Rihanna Dedicates Award To Barbados And More

August 29, 2016 in Regional

NEW YORK, United States, Monday August 29, 2016 – The spotlight was on Barbadian-born superstar Rihanna at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards last night when she received a lifetime achievement award – yes, at the age of 28 – and then dedicated it to...

Educators call for a complete overhaul of the system

August 29, 2016 in Regional

The deputy principal at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, is advocating for a complete overhaul of the education system in the region, from one that provides credentials and certificates to one that offers knowledge and learning. Professor Rhonda Reddock said for far...

August 29, 2016 in Community Pulse

In celebration of our nation's 33rd year of Independence September 19th, 2016 the St.Kitts-Nevis National Blood Transfusion Services (SKN-NBTS), would be hosting its annual blood drive on Saturday 10th September, 2016 from 9am to 12pm at the Pathology Laboratory,Joseph N France General Hospital. The SKN-NBTS is...

THE ROAD FROM CRIME TO COLLEGE IN ST. KITTS

August 27, 2016 in National

August 2016—Eighteen-year-old Jimmyliah Finch is studying to be a lawyer in St. Kitts. But unlike many of her classmates, she understands what it is like to be on the other side of the law. A few years ago, Finch was heading down the wrong path. Between...

Man killed, body dumped in Gordon Town

August 27, 2016 in Regional

THE body of an unidentified man was found on the side of the Aberga Bridge on Gordon Town Road in St Andrew on Thursday. The police believe the deceased, who is of dark complexion, slim build and about 6 feet 5 inches long, was in his...