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Trafalgar Village Shooting Under Police Investigation

February 28, 2024 in National

The Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on February 27th, 2024, between 11PM and 11:30PM. The criminal incident occurred in Trafalgar Village, Basseterre, St. Kitts, and resulted in the death of forty-two (42)-year-old Leon ‘Matterhorn’ Isaac of Conaree Village, St. Kitts. Preliminary investigations suggest...

CPL unveils Antigua & Barbuda Falcons as new franchise

February 21, 2024 in Sports

The newest franchise in the Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has been launched. The Antigua & Barbuda Falcons were officially unveiled during a gala opening ceremony hosted by the franchise owners – WORLDWIDE Sports Management Group. Parimatch, the number one global gaming platform will proudly...

Guyana appoints new ambassador to Venezuela

February 21, 2024 in Regional

Guyana’s new ambassador to Venezuela, Dr Richard Van West-Charles, has presented his credentials to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and pledging to work towards advancing the relations between the two countries. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said that Dr Van West-Charles...

Cost of potable to increase for Antiguans and Barbudians

February 19, 2024 in Regional

Just weeks after a sales tax hike, Antiguans and Barbudans are facing another blow with increased water costs. The Cabinet revealed the decision during a post-meeting briefing, indicating a March 1 implementation for commercial customers and a later adjustment for residential users. Melford Nicholas, overseeing the Antigua...

Palestinian diplomat accuses Israel of apartheid

February 19, 2024 in International

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian foreign minister on Monday accused Israel of apartheid as he urged the United Nation’s top court to declare that Israel’s occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state is illegal and must end immediately and unconditionally. The allegation came...

Colander Caines Charged with Murder

February 13, 2024 in National

The Police have charged thirty-five (35)-year-old Colander Caines of Upper Monkey Hill, St. Peter’s, St. Kitts, with two (2) counts of Murder for the deaths of four (4)-year-old Calaysia Caines (female) and six (6)-month-old Kevon Caines (male), both also of Upper Monkey Hill. The criminal acts...

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes named Super Bowl LVIII MVP

February 12, 2024 in Sports

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is your Super Bowl LVIII Most Valuable Player. Mahomes put up another classic performance to pull out the clutch victory in overtime, further adding to his impressive legacy. The comeback efforts late in the game to send it to overtime,...

Tragedy in St Kitts: Two young children found dead

February 12, 2024 in National

Police in St Kitts are investigating an incident that caused the deaths of two children in Upper Monkey Hill, St Peter’s, St Kitts. The incident was reported on February 9, 2024, at 6:25 pm. The Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force in a statement said responding...

Venezuela defends military build-up near border with Guyana

February 12, 2024 in Regional

The government of Venezuela accused neighbouring Guayana Sunday of granting illegal oil exploration concessions in territory the two nations are disputing. Venezuela said it would reserve the right to take any diplomatic actions necessary. The comments Sunday came after Guyana said Saturday that it has satellite...

St Vincent: Man gunned down in Green Hill

February 09, 2024 in Regional

The Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) has launched an investigation into a shooting that has left one man dead. The deceased has been identified as Khalique Rock, 27, a labourer of Green Hill. Reports indicate that around 7:30 pm on Wednesday in Green...

Grenada marks 50th anniversary of political independence

February 08, 2024 in Regional

Grenada marked the 50th anniversary of political independence from Britain on Wednesday with the traditional military parade, cultural activities and a call from Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell for a united population going into the next 50 years. Under the theme “One People, One Journey, One Future,”...

US won’t renew license for Venezuela oil and gas

February 01, 2024 in International

[caption id="attachment_6495" align="alignleft" width="300"] President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro [/caption]The US said it will not renew General License 44, which provides relief to Venezuela’s oil and gas sector, following the Venezuelan Supreme Court's decision to uphold a ban barring the presidential candidacy of Opposition Leader...

Demonstrators disrupt Biden’s events over Gaza conflict

January 29, 2024 in International

[caption id="attachment_15490" align="alignleft" width="300"] Joe Biden[/caption] It was President Joe Biden's first big campaign rally of the year, a chance to spotlight the issue of protecting abortion rights. Instead, at least a dozen times during Biden's 22-minute speech, demonstrators scattered throughout the audience rose to shout...

Minister Douglas Hosts High-Level Meeting

January 24, 2024 in National

Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Rt Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, in collaboration with the High Commission of St. Kitts and Nevis to Canada, held a high-level virtual meeting with the recently appointed Chancellor of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, Dr. Rustum Southwell to discuss...

China’s population falls for a 2nd straight year

January 18, 2024 in Regional

China's population fell by 2 million people in 2023 in its second straight annual decrease, as births dropped for the seventh straight year and deaths jumped following the end of COVID-19 restrictions, the government said Wednesday. The number of deaths rose by 690,000 to 11.1 million,...

Teen girl among two murdered in The Bahamas

January 08, 2024 in Regional

Gun violence has claimed two more lives in The Bahamas. In the latest incident, police said that a 16-year-old girl was shot and killed at her home in Lawton Avenue, New Providence shortly before midnight on Saturday. Preliminary reports said the girl was charging a mobile device...

December 28, 2023 in International

A Florida woman holding her 11-month-old son in a baby carrier was fatally shot by her 14-year-old brother while trying to defuse an argument over Christmas gifts he was having with a 15-year-old brother who also was armed, authorities said. The 15-year-old brother then shot...

Extra officers patrol Anguilla after cemetery murders

December 21, 2023 in Regional

The police presence across Anguilla will be beefed up during the festive season to provide islanders with a sense of security following yesterday’s double murder at the Sandy Ground Cemetery. A release from Governor Julia Crouch’s office announced the development following a meeting of the National...

Police Charge Two More with Murder

December 15, 2023 in National

The Police have arrested and charged twenty-four (24)-year-old Iniajii ‘Hollie’ Henry, of Shadwell and twenty-six (26)- year-old Jahvin ‘Pony’ Lake of Shadwell, each on two (2) warrants for the offence of Murder. The criminal acts were committed on November 22nd, 2023, at Upper Monkey Hill, St....

Murder Charges Laid Against Shomari Hanley

December 14, 2023 in National

The Police have charged twenty-three (23)-year-old Shomari Hanley alias ‘Jelly Man’ of Shadwell, Basseterre, St. Kitts, on two (2) warrants for the murders of twenty-three (23)-year-old Lequani T. James and twenty-four (24)-year-old Kevin Collins, both of Upper Monkey Hill, St. Peter’s. The offences were committed...

Ricardo Drue has passed

December 12, 2023 in Regional

The soca world has been plunged into mourning with the death of Antiguan soca star, Ricardo Drue, according to multiple media reports out of Antigua. He was reportedly found unresponsive in his room and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The soca singer was...

Earth is running a fever

December 04, 2023 in International

With Planet Earth running a fever, UN climate talks focused Sunday on the contagious effects on human health. Under a brown haze over Dubai, the COP28 summit moved past two days of lofty rhetoric and calls for unity from top leaders to concerns about health...

West Indies chase down 326 to beat England in 1st ODI

December 04, 2023 in Sports

NORTH SOUND, Antigua (AP) — Shai Hope's century and Romario Shepherd's speedy 48 powered West Indies to a four-wicket victory in the series-opening ODI as England’s hopes of rebuilding after their disastrous Cricket World Cup got off to a false start in Antigua on Sunday. England...

Truce in Israel-Hamas war extended by a day

November 30, 2023 in International

Israel and Hamas on Thursday agreed to extend a temporary truce by another day minutes before it was set to expire, said Qatar, which has been mediating between the two sides. Negotiations on extending it came down to the wire, with last-minute disagreements over the hostages...

Garnacho scores acrobatic wonder goal for Man United

November 27, 2023 in Sports

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho scored an acrobatic wonder goal in the Premier League on Sunday off a bicycle kick that revived memories of a similar strike by Wayne Rooney in a Manchester derby 12 years ago. With his back to goal,...

Two Charged in Fort Tyson Rise Robbery

November 17, 2023 in National

The Police have charged two males in connection with a robbery that was committed at Fort Tyson Rise, Frigate Bay, St. Kitts, on November 11th, 2023. Joselo Nunez Pie of Infirmary Road, St. Johnston’s Village, St. Kitts, was charged for the offence of Aggravated Robbery. Mr....

Two Arrested & Charged for Passenger Bus Robbery

November 14, 2023 in National

The Police have arrested and charged twenty-six (26) year-old Zhane Warner of Downing Street, Sandy Point, St. Kitts; and twenty-four (24) year-old Sadonis Jarvis of Crab Hill, Sandy Point, for Robbery. The offence was committed on November 3rd, 2023, in Bellevue, St. Kitts. Both Ms. Warner...

Grenada celebrates 50 with unforgettable experiences

November 09, 2023 in Regional

As Grenada engages in months of celebrations before marking its 50th anniversary of Independence on February 7, 2024, the island has included a light tunnel and installed information plaques which honours the nation’s history while offering an unforgettable experience for all. The light tunnel...

Incredible Performance by Jahzara Claxton!

November 07, 2023 in Sports

Jahzara Claxton shines with 2 crucial wickets in West Indies A's emphatic victory! Thailand women put up a brave fight, but were restricted to just 46 all out. Sunida Chaturongrattana's valiant 12 was a standout effort. Qiana Joseph and Jannillea Glasgow also showcased their brilliance with 3...

STATEMENT re: SADDLER’S SECONDARY SCHOOL INCIDENT

November 03, 2023 in National

On October 31st, 2023, at approximately 6PM, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) was officially informed of a possible security breach at the Saddler’s Secondary School. According to the report received, some students had allegedly observed what appeared to be a firearm in...

Antigua celebrates 42nd anniversary of independence

November 01, 2023 in Regional

Antigua and Barbuda is celebrating its 42ndanniversary of political independence from Britain on Wednesday with Prime Minister Gaston Browne saying that the past four decades have been “nothing short of extraordinary, marked by a myriad of challenges and continued progress. “Our advancement amid these challenges is...

Budget Consultations Continue within the Communities

October 31, 2023 in National

The Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Environment; and the Ministry of Economic Development & Investment, are thrilled to announce the upcoming Budget 2024: Community Consultations. The series of consultations which will be held under the...

Saint Kitts and Nevis Minister of Foreign Affairs Works to Consolidate SKN-Canada Multi-Dimensional Bilateral Partnership during Canada-CARICOM Summit

October 25, 2023 in National

The Federation’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister travelled to the Canadian capital last week to participate in the Canada-CARICOM Summit hosted by Prime Minister Hon. Justin Trudeau. During the week of intense shuttle diplomacy, the Federation’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil...

October 24, 2023 in National

The RSCNPF can confirm that an incident in which a Police officer discharged his firearm occurred on October 23rd, 2023, between 11PM and 11:30PM. While placing Kishorn Williams of Lower Monkey Hill under arrest for breach of curfew (one of his bail conditions), Mr. Williams attempted...

Caribbean braces as Tammy becomes a hurricane

October 20, 2023 in Regional

Tammy has strengthened into a hurricane with Guadeloupe, Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat and St Kitts and Nevis now under hurricane warning. A hurricane watch is in effect for Anguilla, St Maarten, St Martin and St Barthelemy. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Dominica, Anguilla, St Maarten,...

Israeli bombings in Gaza kill dozens

October 17, 2023 in International

Israel on Tuesday bombed areas of southern Gaza where it had told Palestinians to flee ahead of an expected invasion, killing dozens of people. Meanwhile, mediators struggled to break a deadlock over delivering aid to millions of increasingly desperate civilians in the territory, which has...

Dominica’s PM to co-chair Canada-CARICOM Summit

October 16, 2023 in Regional

Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit will co-chair the first Canada-CARICOM Summit alongside Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, Canada. The Summit, which will take place from October 17 to 19, 2023, will be held under the theme “Strategic Partners for a Resilient Future,”...

Grenada prepares for first National Heroes’ Day

October 13, 2023 in Regional

Grenada is getting ready to commemorate the lives lost during the tragic events of October 19, 1983, with activities planned for this day of reflection and remembrance. Now a public holiday and named National Heroes’ Day, October 19 is intended to allow for recognition...

Israel vows complete siege of Gaza

October 10, 2023 in International

Israel’s military ordered a complete siege on the Gaza Strip on Monday, halting entry of food, fuel and supplies to its 2.3 million people as it pounded the Hamas-ruled territory with waves of airstrikes in retaliation for the militants’ bloody weekend incursion. More than two days...

Jamaica condemns Hamas attack on Israel

October 09, 2023 in Regional

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has condemned the attack by the Hamas group on Israel which killed hundreds of people. “The Government of Jamaica condemns in strongest terms the attack by the Hamas group on Israel, resulting in the deaths, injury and abduction of...

Flash floods kill at least 14 in northeastern India

October 05, 2023 in International

Rescue workers were searching for more than 100 people on Thursday after flash floods triggered by a sudden heavy rainfall swamped several towns in north-eastern India, killing at least 14 people, officials said. More than 2,000 people were rescued after Wednesday's floods, the Sikkim State Disaster...

Grenada and Qatar sign air services agreement

October 04, 2023 in Regional

The State of Qatar has signed an air services agreement with Grenada. According to a report from Qatar News Agency (QNA), the agreement was initialled by Qatar's Minister of Transport Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti and Prime Minister of Grenada Dickon Mitchell. As per the agreement, the...

St Kitts: Government recalls UN diplomat with immediate effect

September 28, 2023 in National

The St Kitts-Nevis government has recalled its ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, Nerys Dockery with “immediate effect”. A brief government statement did not provide details for her recall to Basseterre, noting only that “the government remains committed to promoting the interests of...

Dominica elects first woman head of state

September 28, 2023 in Regional

Dominica Wednesday elected its first ever woman head of state overshadowed by opposition attempts to scuttle the “historic moment” and raising the possibility of the matter ending up before the courts here. By a margin of 20-5, Dominican lawmakers, – six government ministers and one opposition...

Guyana: Ramada Hotel closed indefinitely

September 25, 2023 in Regional

Less than 48 hours after a fire damaged a major section of the 194-room Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel, the facility Monday announced its closure “until further notice due to the extensive damage suffered. “At this moment, the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel is working with the...

Amazon Warriors win maiden CPL title

September 25, 2023 in Sports

It was a historic night at Providence as Guyana Amazon Warriors won the 2023 Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final with a 9 wicket win over the Trinbago Knight Riders, ensuring a maiden CPL title for the franchise. Guyana Amazon Warriors won the toss and...

Happy 100th birthday, Mother Clarke.

September 22, 2023 in National

The Governor-General, Dame Marcella Liburd, joined family, friends, Her Honour, the DeputyGovernor-General and other government officials and representatives of the ministry of social services in the Nevis Island Administration and in the Federal Government this morning, in celebrating the 100th birthday of Mrs Leontine Clarke...

Home of SKN national hero to be made into a museum

September 21, 2023 in National

The St Kitts and Nevis Government unveiled plans for transforming the residence of the Federation’s first national hero into a museum saying that the country must recognise the contributions of those who have served with distinction in the process of nation-building. “A grateful nation is a...

Caribbean nations named among major drug transit countries

September 18, 2023 in Regional

United States President Joseph Biden has named several Caribbean countries among major drug transit or major illicit drug-producing countries for Fiscal Year 2024. In a White House memorandum, Biden on Friday listed The Bahamas, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica among countries world-wide as major...

St Kitts and Nevis tops 2023 global CBI index

September 18, 2023 in National

The Caribbean nation of St Kitts and Nevis has topped this year’s CBI Index rankings for offering one of the best citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes in the world. In the CBI Index published by the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management Magazine, St Kitts and Nevis...

Guyana and Qatar sign bilateral agreements

September 13, 2023 in Regional

Two bilateral agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing cooperation between Guyana and Qatar were signed on Tuesday. President of the Republic of Guyana, Dr Irfaan Ali and the Amir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad...

Basseterre Fatal Wounding Under Police Investigation

September 12, 2023 in National

The Police are investigating a fatal wounding that occurred on September 11th, 2023. The criminal act was committed at a gas station on Victoria Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts, between 6:30PM and 7PM. Having received reports of the incident, officers of the Violent Crime Unit (VCU) and...

St Vincent joins Morocco in mourning earthquake victims

September 11, 2023 in Regional

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has sent condolences to the people of the Kingdom of Morocco following the catastrophic Marrakesh earthquake. The earthquake, which occurred late on Friday evening, has claimed over 2,000 lives. Over 1,400 people were injured and are being treated at hospital. The earthquake...

Bells toll as the US marks 22 years since 9/11

September 11, 2023 in International

NEW YORK (AP) — Bells tolled at ground zero and solemn tributes unfolded around the country as Americans looked back Monday on the horror and legacy of 9/11. People gathered at memorials, firehouses, city halls, campuses and elsewhere to observe the 22nd anniversary of the deadliest...

SKNFA names 21-man squad for CONCACAF Nations League

September 07, 2023 in Sports

The St Kitts and Nevis Football Federation (SKNFA) has selected a 21-man team for their upcoming CONCACAF Nations League matches. The team is made up of both local and foreign-based players. The goalkeepers are Julani Archibald, Jamal Jeffers, Clifford Samuel. The defence players are Lois Maynard, Andre Burley,...

China to fund construction of six schools in Dominica

September 07, 2023 in Regional

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Wednesday expressed his country’s “profound gratitude to the People’s Republic of China” after Bejing agreed to fund the construction of six schools here totalling US$30 million. Speaking at the “symbolic” groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the schools, Skerrit said...

Oprah Winfrey Faces Accusations of Hiring Firefighters to Protect Her Massive Estate During Maui Wildfire After Requesting Donations for Displaced Victims Who Lost Their Homes

September 05, 2023 in International

Oprah Winfrey is being accused of doing everything she can to protect her Hawaii estate from the unprecedented wildfires that devastated the island of Maui in August. Multiple social media users have posted videos alleging that she hired a private team of firefighters to stave off...

US concerned about China’s expansion in Caribbean

September 01, 2023 in Regional

Outgoing United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch says the Biden administration is concerned about what she says is China’s expanding financial footprint in Guyana and the wider Caribbean. “We’ve tripled the bilateral trade over the last few years so I think we are here we...

Dominica: Former speaker found dead at home

August 30, 2023 in Regional

The former speaker of the Dominica parliament, Alix Boyd Knights, was found dead at her home in Trafalgar on Tuesday. Boyd-Knights, an attorney, served as speaker from 2000 to 2020. Upon her election to a third term on February 4, 2010, she became the longest-serving Speaker in...

Majestic Pooran earns Knight Riders victory

August 28, 2023 in Sports

Trinbago Knight Riders earned their first victory of the 2023 Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with a six-wicket win over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots. Trinbago Knight Riders won the toss and chose to field first, a bowling masterclass from Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine...

JAMAICA TALLAWAHS OFF TO WINNING START

August 18, 2023 in Sports

Jamaica Tallawahs 187 all out (King 81, McKenzie 20; Chase 3/39, Joseph 2/21) beat Saint Lucia Kings 176/8 (Chase 53, Primus 37; Wasim 3/27, Green 2/28) by 11 runs. Defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs defeated Saint Lucia Kings by 11 runs in the opening game of the...

Community give back by Netballers 16-08-2023

August 17, 2023 in National

Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marcella Liburd GCMG JP and other players of the winning netball teams of 1973 and 1978 brought joy, cheer and gift packages to a number of citizens on Wednesday (August 16) during a community giveback event. The event was one of the...

Death toll in Dominican Republic explosion rises to 11

August 16, 2023 in Regional

The death toll from a powerful explosion near the Dominican Republic's capital rose to 11 on Tuesday, with dozens injured. Firefighters were searching through smouldering rubble as people gathered outside hospitals, looking for missing loved ones. President Luis Abinader visited San Cristobal, located just west of...

Guyana: School children die from dengue

August 14, 2023 in Regional

Dr Frank Anthony has confirmed that two children, including a nine-year-old child, have died after being infected with dengue. The children had been receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital and Dr. Anthony said no other child is receiving critical...

CARICOM leaders call off retreat in Dominica

August 11, 2023 in Regional

The two-day retreat planned for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to be held in Dominica next week, will no longer take place. Well placed sources told the Caribbean Media Corporation(CMC) that the retreat, which had been scheduled for August 18-19, would not now take place, but could...

Guyanese beauty wins Miss Caribbean Culture Pageant

August 09, 2023 in National

Shemina Peroune of Guyana was crowned Miss Caribbean Culture 2023 on Monday night, becoming the first woman from her country to win the title. The pageant, which was held in Nevis, saw contestants from nine Caribbean countries compete in a variety of categories, including interview, talent,...

West Indies take 2-0 lead over India in T20 cricket

August 09, 2023 in Sports

West Indies survived a late scare to beat India by two wickets with seven balls remaining in their second Twenty20 cricket international on Sunday. Chasing a target of 153, West Indies dropped from 126-4 to 129-8. The collapse started when Mukesh Kumar dismissed top-scorer Nicholas Pooran,...

SOE imposed on Belize City

August 01, 2023 in Regional

Belize has declared a state of emergency (SOE) in the capital in a bid to curb the unabated gang warfare that has led to the murders of several people. Home Affairs Minister, Kareem Musa, told a news conference following a weekend raid by police officers during...

Kenya ready to intervene in Haiti crisis

July 31, 2023 in Regional

Officials in Kenya say they are ready to lead a multinational force into Haiti as escalating violence between armed gangs and police is fuelling a humanitarian crisis that has displaced tens of thousands of people. “At the request of Friends of Haiti Group of Nations, Kenya...

Malicious Damage: Juvenile Trio Identified

July 28, 2023 in National

The Police have successfully identified, with the general public’s assistance, the three (3) persons responsible for multiple incidences of Malicious Damage to passing vehicles on the F. T. Williams Highway on St. Kitts. The three (3) males, all juveniles, were brought to the Basseterre Police Station...

New York construction crane’s arm collapses

July 27, 2023 in International

A towering construction crane caught fire high above the West Side of Manhattan on Wednesday morning, then lost its long arm, which smashed against a nearby building, dangled and plummeted to the street as people ran for their lives on the sidewalk below. Four people suffered...

Cayman Airways introduces direct flights to Barbados

July 25, 2023 in Regional

The Cayman Islands and Barbados Monday announced direct flights between the two destinations as part of the efforts to improve the transportation woes within the region. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan flanked by the chief executive officer of the national airline, Cayman Airways, and Barbados Tourism Minister,...

PM Drew says EU to discuss CBI programme

July 25, 2023 in National

Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew says the European Union (EU) has agreed to set up a committee to discuss and structure the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme that is used by several countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to lure investors to...

PM Gonsalves on CBI crack down: I saw it coming

July 24, 2023 in Regional

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said his decision not to implement a Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program in St Vincent and the Grenadines was justified by the news that the United Kingdom and European Union are cracking down on countries that sell their passports. In an...

Mexico beat Panama 1-0 in Concacaf Gold Cup final

July 18, 2023 in Sports

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Eight months and two coaches after Mexico crashed out of an embarrassing World Cup, most of the same players triumphantly raised the Concaccaf Gold Cup amid confetti and raucous cheers Sunday night. Mexico have reversed their fortunes with stunning speed, and their...

Russia targets Ukraine’s port of Odesa

July 18, 2023 in International

Ukraine said its forces shot down Russian drones and cruise missiles targeting the Black Sea port of Odesa before dawn Tuesday in what Moscow called "retribution" for an attack that damaged a crucial bridge to the Crimean Peninsula. The Russians first sought to wear down Ukraine's...

Trinidad records third case of Mpox virus

July 18, 2023 in Regional

Health authorities Tuesday urged the population to follow all protocols regarding the spread of the Monkeypox virus as they seek to “manage the outbreak” in Trinidad and Tobago. A statement from the Ministry of Health said that the country had recorded a third case of...

St Kitts and Nevis to crack down on sham marriages

July 17, 2023 in National

St Kitts and Nevis will be updating its citizenship through marriage rules in an effort to crack down on sham nuptials. Speaking at the Prime Minister’s Press Conference last week, Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Garth Wilkin, said it was time for...

Sint Maarten: Undocumented nationals held at nightclub

July 14, 2023 in Regional

Ten women have been repatriated to their respective countries and have received a three-year ban from entering Sint Maarten after they were found working at a nightclub while not in compliance with regulations concerning lawful residence on the island. According to reports, law enforcement received...

CXC results to be released on August 24

July 13, 2023 in Regional

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has announced in a notice that the May/June 2023 CXC ® exam results will be accessible via the Online Student Portal on Thursday, August 24, 2023. It said candidates may visit their website and log on to the Online Student Portal...

Trinidad records first case of monkeypox virus

July 12, 2023 in Regional

Trinidad and Tobago has recorded its first case of the Monkeypox virus with health authorities here saying the patient is a middle-aged man with a history of international travel. The Ministry of Health said the man had been tested on Tuesday and that the sample was...

Martinique & Curaçao to join CARICOM

July 06, 2023 in Regional

Martinique and Curaçao are set to become the latest members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit told reporters at the closing of the 45th Heads of Government Conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad that a mandate has been...

West Indies fail to qualify for 2023 ODI World Cup

July 05, 2023 in Sports

Two-time champions the West Indies will be absent from the men’s Cricket World Cup for the first time in their history after suffering a seven-wicket qualifying defeat to a Brandon McMullen-inspired Scotland. The Windies, winners of the first two editions in 1975 and 1979, saw their...

Mick Stokes legendary icon has passed away

July 05, 2023 in National

Today is indeed a very sad day as the legend Mick Stokes has transitioned. As we bid farewell to this extraordinary drummer, musician, and vocalist, and radio host, we celebrate the remarkable legacy he leaves behind. Mick Stokes, also known as Micheal "Mick" Stokes-Heyliger, was undeniably...

St Kitts & Nevis to introduce Spanish in preschool

July 03, 2023 in National

St Kitts and Nevis is set to make major changes to the school curriculum when classes resume in September. Education Minister Dr Geoffrey Hanley revealed at the recent Boys of Excellence Awards Ceremony that the first phase of the new education program would see Spanish introduced...

LIAT issues to be discussed at CARICOM summit

June 28, 2023 in Regional

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne Tuesday described as “inescapable” discussions with fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders on the future direction of the inter-regional airline, LIAT, when they meet in Trinidad and Tobago next week. The leaders will be meeting from July 3 to 5...

SUSPECTED CONTRABAND INTERCEPTED AT RLB AIRPORT

June 26, 2023 in National

On June 23rd, 2023, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force was informed of an attempt to smuggle suspected contraband into the Federation via the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (RLB). Preliminary reports indicate that during a routine Customs check of imported cargo, thirty-seven (37)...

Barbados mourns passing of former prime minister

June 26, 2023 in Regional

Prime Minister Mia Mottley has praised the contribution of former prime minister Sir Lloyd Erkine Sandiford, who died on Monday at the age of 86, describing him as a true statesman who served Barbados with honour and the wider Caribbean with distinction. In a brief statement...

Nineteen (19) citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis were recognized for their sterling contribution to nation-building during the Investiture Ceremony held today (June 20, 2023) at Government House

June 23, 2023 in National

The Companion of the Star of Merit, awarded for long and meritorious service, or for loyal and devoted service to the nation, was presented to Eileen Grey for her contribution to Education, Culture and Sports; Dennis Richards for Education, Arts and Culture; Lorraine Browne, Wayland...

Grenadians disturbed after man’s body found on beach

June 19, 2023 in Regional

Grenadians are shocked and dismayed after the body of Josiah ‘Jonty’ Robinson was found on BBC beach in Grenada on Sunday. Local media reports state police are investigating this incident. On social media, Grenadians expressed sadness over his death with many describing the singer/songwriter/actor/model as having a...

Verchilds Shooting Incident Under Investigation

June 16, 2023 in National

The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) is investigating a shooting incident that resulted in the death of thirty-seven (37)-year-old Dwight Jacobs Greenaway of Buckley’s Estate, commonly known as “Mac-11.” Between the hours of 10PM and 11PM on June 15th, 2023, Police responded to...

CARICOM reiterates commitment to assisting Haiti

June 16, 2023 in Regional

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has reiterated its commitment to assisting the government and people of Haiti, as the country tackles several issues. In the aftermath of a meeting held in Jamaica earlier this week, CARICOM, in a statement on Thursday, said the meeting sought to facilitate...

Former BVI ports director and son plead guilty

June 14, 2023 in Regional

A mother and son have pleaded guilty under a plea agreement to conspiracy to import cocaine in a scheme that also allegedly involved the former premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Andrew Fahie. As part of Oleanvine Pickering Maynard’s plea agreement, she has agreed...

Guyana: PSC says LGE was “well-managed’ & ‘incident-free’

June 13, 2023 in Regional

Guyana’s Private Sector Commission (PSC) has commended the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) for conducting a “well-managed, incident-free” Local Government Election on Monday. In a Facebook post, the commission said GECOM’s “staff demonstrated courtesy, knowledge, and adherence to the prescribed procedures for casting ballots”. “The presiding officers effectively...

BVI Police warns of increase in house break-ins

June 12, 2023 in Regional

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said house break-ins are on the rise this year in the British Virgin Islands. In an update, RVIPF revealed the territory reported 11 more “dwelling burglaries” in 2023 when compared to the same period last year. “The main areas affected...

Indictment Brings Trump Story Full Circle

June 09, 2023 in International

There was a time, not that long ago really, when Donald Trump said he cared about the sanctity of classified information. That, of course, was when his opponent was accused of jeopardizing it and it was a useful political weapon for Trump. Throughout 2016, he castigated...

Former BVI Premier likely to face trial alone

June 05, 2023 in Regional

Former British Virgin Islands (BVI) premier Andrew Fahie, is likely to face trial on drugs and money laundering-related charges alone after Oleanvine Maynard, the former managing director of the BVI Ports Authority joined her son, Kadeem, in signaling their intention to plead guilty. Fahie and Maynard...

Why Rastafari smoke marijuana for sacramental reasons

June 02, 2023 in Regional

Members of the Rastafari religion and political movement have for decades been persecuted and imprisoned for their ritualistic use of marijuana. But the tiny islands of Antigua and Barbuda recently became one of the first Caribbean nations to grant Rastafari official sacramental authorisation to grow...

Gun violence claims another life on St Kitts and Nevis

May 31, 2023 in National

A 26-year-old man is the latest murder victim in St Kitts and Nevis. Armed assailants shot Rashaaun Hopkins of Lower Thibou Avenue, McKnight, multiple times early this morning near his home, according to the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force. Hopkins was transported to the Joseph...

SUSPECTED SUICIDE UNDER POLICE INVESTIGATION

May 24, 2023 in National

The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) is investigating a suspectedsuicide following a call for assistance at the residence of Mr. Oswald Elliott at NevisStreet, St. Kitts. The assistance request was made on May 23rd, 2023 around 9AM. Uponentry, Emergency Services found Mr....