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Alki David’s Partner Chase Ergen Charged

May 16, 2019 in National

Alki David’s business partner who was arrested on Sunday has officially been charged with a number of offences, reportedly arising out of the fallout at a meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris. According to police, Charles Edwards also known as “Chase Ergen” of Colorado, was...

Buju album coming

May 13, 2019 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_5599" align="alignleft" width="300"] Buju Banton[/caption] Following last Friday's release of Country For Sale by Grammy-winning reggae act Buju Banton, his first track since being released from a US prison where he served time for a drug trafficking conviction, the artiste and his team are already...

Butler does it, leads 76ers past Raptors to force Game 7

May 10, 2019 in Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname. With "Jimmy! Butler!" chants ringing from the rafters, he helped Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals, hitting big baskets in bunches and scoring 25 points in the 76ers' 112-101...

PAHO urges Caribbean to ‘invest’ in nurses

May 10, 2019 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_6507" align="alignleft" width="300"] PAHO Dominican-born Director Carissa F Etienne[/caption] WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The Pan American health Organisation (PAHO) has called on Caribbean governments to “invest” in nurses to improve their avialability, distribution and roles. The global body, in launching the “Strategic Directions for Nursing...

Guaidó blasts Maduro over Opposition crackdown

May 10, 2019 in International

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's Opposition Leader Juan Guaid ó accused President Nicolas Maduro's regime yesterday of “dismantling” Parliament after three lawmakers sought diplomatic refuge while another was arrested for treason. “If we can talk about a coup d'etat in Venezuela, here it is: the dismantling...

SKN Government Tables Cannabis Bill

May 09, 2019 in National

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis on Thursday tabled the Cannabis Bill, 2019 in the National Assembly which provides for the regulation and control of cannabis use in the federation. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, who introduced the bill, said it signaled a read letter...

Regina King Lands Multi-Year Netflix Deal

May 02, 2019 in International

Regina King is the latest star to join forces with Netflix. On Wednesday, it was announced that the Oscar-winning actress had signed a first-look deal with the entertainment giant. Netflix confirmed King's production company Royal Ties will produce both series and films for the platform over...

CARICOM leaders appeal for calm in Venezuela

May 01, 2019 in National

The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Tuesday appealed for “calm and peace” in Venezuela where Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó has embarked upon what he called the final phase of the plan to oust President Nicolas Maduro from office. CARICOM Chairman and St Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy...

CEO says LIAT prevailing despite money woes

May 01, 2019 in Regional

The regional airline, LIAT, has continued to strive despite its financial difficulties and rumors of a possible shutdown, and has even managed to maintain an on-time performance rate near the industry standard of 85 percent. So said LIAT’s chief executive officer (CEO) Julie Reifer-Jones recently, as...

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

April 30, 2019 in Sports

The Blazers and Nuggets both advanced to the second round in dramatic fashion. For Portland, it was a career-highlight Game 5 performance from Damian Lillard, who scored 50 points and clinched the series with a 37-foot dagger. His elite shot-making and unflappable confidence were on...

A Guyanese woman has been granted $60,000 bail

April 30, 2019 in Regional

A Guyanese woman has been granted $60,000 bail with strict conditions including a curfew after she allegedly solicited a man to obtain an HIV test in her name. Charged with conspiracy to personate is 28-year-old make-up artist, Lolita Callender-Skelton. She was not required to plead when she...

Conaree Woman Found Stabbed To Death

April 30, 2019 in National

The Conaree community was rocked Monday evening when the body of an older woman was discovered in her home, bearing multiple stab wounds. According to unofficial sources, the woman, seventy-seven-year-old Constance Thompson-Gumbs, was reportedly discovered by some children who went to the house to buy candy. Police...

Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton dead at 51

April 30, 2019 in International

Oscar-nominated director John Singleton has died aged 51, his family have confirmed. He was admitted to hospital following a stroke earlier this month, where he was recently visited by stars including Fast and the Furious actor Tyrese Gibson and Hidden Figures actress Taraji P Henson. Singleton’s family...

JOB FAIR

April 26, 2019 in Community Pulse

CONSTRUCTION JOB SEEKERS-Join us on May 7 & 8 at the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis. We are hiring carpenters, drywall installers, painters, electricians, plumbers, laborers, masonry help, and other construction positions. Come to the Four Seasons, Nevis May 7 between 1-6 p.m. or May 8...

Footballer Charged For Stabbing Opposing Player

April 24, 2019 in National

The footballer accused of stabbing a member of an opposing team member after a match on Saturday evening has been charged with attempted murder. 24 year-old Glenroy “Ballie” Samuel of Conaree was on Wednesday morning charged with the attempted murder of 22-year-old Raheem “Pipe” Francis of...

PM Browne rejects idea of LIAT’s closure

April 24, 2019 in Regional

Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne says his government will never allow LIAT to go under because of the financial challenges it is currently facing. He was responding to a recent statement by the chairman of LIAT’s shareholder governments – Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of...

Air Sunshine makes emergency landing in St. Kitts

April 23, 2019 in National

A US-based commercial airline was forced to make an emergency landing in St. Kitts on Monday morning, less than an hour after it departed the RL Bradshaw International Airport bound for Anguilla. Reports indicate that Air Sunshine, which services Puerto Rico and several other regional destinations,...

Embassy collaborates with police in visa fraud

April 15, 2019 in Regional

THE United States Embassy in Kingston says it is collaborating with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to apprehend visa fraudster. The embassy, in a release, said on April 3, following an investigation conducted by its Overseas Criminal Investigations (OCI) Division, officers of the JCF arrested and...

Reifer takes charge

April 12, 2019 in Sports

New Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt says the decision to appoint Floyd Reifer and Robert Haynes to interim positions of head coach and chairman of its selection panel, respectively, was designed to try and bring back a “sense of pride and aspiration” to the...

US declares Iran force a terrorist organisation

April 09, 2019 in International

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — The United States yesterday designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist organisation, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign Government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American diplomats and military officers to work with allies...

Bloody weekend in Trinidad and Tobago

April 09, 2019 in Regional

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 8, CMC – The murder toll climbed to 127 for the year after six people were killed in separate incidents here over the last weekend, police have confirmed. They said Peter Kurt Carrera, 37, and his 21-year-old girlfriend, Josanne Ragoonanan, were...

We Lost More Than a Rapper, Nipsey Killed at 33

April 01, 2019 in International

Ermias Davidson Asghedom — better known as rapper, businessman and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle — was killed Sunday, gunned down in front of his own Marathon Clothing Store in his hometown of Los Angeles. Two others were wounded. Hussle was 33 years old. Hussle’s acclaimed 2017...

Smollett owes Chicago $130K for investigation — City leaders

March 29, 2019 in International

[caption id="attachment_24237" align="alignleft" width="300"] In this image taken from video, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson appear at a news conference in Chicago, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, after prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against[/caption] CHICAGO (AP) — City officials have ordered...

Gonsalves against military intervention in Venezuela

March 29, 2019 in Regional

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says St Vincent and the Grenadines will oppose any military intervention of Venezuela by the United States in order to effect a regime change in that South American country. “Well, St Vincent and the Grenadines would...

Vacancy for Crown Counsel and Senior Crown Counsel

March 27, 2019 in Community Pulse

The Human Resource Management Department invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the posts of Crown Counsel and Senior Crown Counsel in the Ministry of Justice, Legal Affairs and Communications. The duties and responsibilities of the Crown Counsel include providing legal advice to government entities,...

Justice Ventose Rules in Natta’s Favour

March 25, 2019 in National

The High Court in St Kitts, on Monday morning delivered a ruling on a motion brought by Leon Natta which challenged the constitutionality of the Public Service Act Statutory Rules 36 and 38 which prohibit civil servants from participating in political activity, holding office in...

AA Flight Delayed In St. Kitts Due To Onboard Fire

March 22, 2019 in National

The bomb squad and fire and rescue services were summoned to the Robert L Bradshaw International airport Friday morning after a fire broke out onboard American Airline flight 1466 while it sat on the runway awaiting boarding. The flight was scheduled to depart St. Kitts for...

Guyana heading to a crisis

March 22, 2019 in Regional

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday criticised the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) over its position that fresh regional and general elections could not be held before November this year. Jagdeo, speaking at a news conference, said that the letter written by GECOM chairman,...

Trump meeting scorn

March 22, 2019 in International

[caption id="attachment_24182" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley (left) and Donald Trump[/caption] Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday brushed aside suggestions that Trinidad and Tobago had been snubbed by United States President Donald Trump who is to meet with select Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders on...

Defense Lawyer Charged with Gun Offense, Assault

March 21, 2019 in National

Defense lawyer and former Attorney General of St. Kitts and Nevis Jason Hamilton was arrested on Thursday and hit with two criminal charges. Freedom Fm understands that Hamilton was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and aggravated assault against a female...

Regional Security System (RSS)

March 19, 2019 in Community Pulse

The general public is invited to a panel discussion being hosted by the Regional Security System (RSS) on the topic "Exploring the Impacts of Gang Culture in the RSS Member States". It takes place on Wednesday, March 20, at the Wesley Methodist Church Hall (Old...

ST. Lucia Government reiterates position on LIAT

March 19, 2019 in Regional

The St. Lucia government Monday reiterated its position that unless there’s a fundamental change to the operating structure of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, Castries would not be investing financially in the airline. “If St. Lucia’s going to buy shares, it’s going to be buying shares...

Dwyer Astaphan on MRI

March 19, 2019 in National

Political and social commentator Dwyer Astaphan, a former government minister, has added his views to the ongoing debate over the use of the MRI services at the St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation. He said while experts in the medical field say it is an industry practice...

MRI Service Now A Hot Button Political Issue

March 18, 2019 in National

Politicians on both sides of the divide are presently engaged in a sparring match over the use of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) service at the St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation. Members of the Opposition St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party have expressed concerns that instead...

Jamaican Homeowner Kills 3 Armed Bandits

March 18, 2019 in Regional

The police are reporting that a licensed firearm holder fatally shot three men during an attempted a robbery at his home in Portmore, St Catherine last night. A Beretta pistol with 17 rounds of ammunition was seized following the incident, which took place about 9:15 pm. The...

Caricom worried about impact of climate change on region

March 15, 2019 in Regional

BUDAPEST, Romania (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque says climate change remains an 'existential threat' to the development of the Caribbean. Addressing an international conference on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters, LaRocque said that “it has been recorded that between 2000 and 2017,...

St. Kitts Nevis Averts EU’s Latest Tax Haven Blacklist

March 13, 2019 in National

Foreign Affairs Minister, Nevis Premier Mark Brantley is crediting the Nevis Island Administration and federal government’s prompt legislative response to the EU’s most recent threat of blacklisting for St. Kitts and Nevis being excluded from the Euro bloc’s revised black-list of non-cooperative jurisdictions. During Tuesday’s ECOFIN...

England beat hapless Windies to sweep T20 series 3-0

March 11, 2019 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_24073" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jason Holder (L) of West Indies walks off the field dismissed by Joe Denly (3L) of England during the 3rd and final T20I between West Indies and England at Warner Park, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, on March 10, 2019.[/caption] BASSETERRE, Saint...

Life in prison

March 01, 2019 in National

Life in prison. That was the sentence meted out to Souvin Adolfo Ritchen by resident high court judge Justice Trevor Ward QC on Thursday. The 30 year-old McKnight resident was in November last year convicted of murder for the September 2015 shooting death of 17-year-old Rakeim...

Chelsea placed on transfer ban

February 26, 2019 in Sports

Chelsea have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to youth players, FIFA has announced. The ban, until the end of January 2020, does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to their...

BREAKING NEWS!!! MAN SHOT DEAD IN LIME KILN

February 25, 2019 in National

Police are currently responding to a fatal shooting incident in the Lime Kiln area. The shooting reportedly took place around 9am Monday February 25 and left a young man Shavaughn "Chronic" Hendricks dead. Hendricks' death takes the murder total to 8 for 2019 and 7 for the...

BREAKING NEWS!!

February 20, 2019 in National

The Honourable Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has just announced in Parliament that: 1. the Federal Cabinet has received the final report of the National Cannabis Commission and has accepted their unanimous recommendations 2. The Drugs Act will be amended to develop a medical cannabis industry and...

Vere Amory executed in Sandy Point, St. Kitts

February 14, 2019 in National

Another murder in St. Kitts and Nevis early Wednesday night. This time in the town of Sandy Point, 10 miles west of Basseterre. According to a source Vere Amory, alias "Stiff Jacket" was executed in The Alley. Police are on the scene. Its the fourth murder in six days...

Vatican receives delegation from Venezuela’s Guaidó

February 12, 2019 in Regional

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A delegation representing Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó met yesterday with Vatican officials as the Holy See weighs a request from socialist President Nicholás Maduro to intervene in the country's political crisis. Officials from the Secretariat of State expressed Pope Francis' sympathy...

Collison lifts Pacers over Pelicans, 109-107

February 05, 2019 in Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Darren Collison came through with the kind of late-game heroics fans in New Orleans hoped to see when they welcomed him to the Big Easy as a 2009 first-round draft choice. All the more reason for the Indiana Pacers to be glad Collison...

Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump inaugural committee

February 05, 2019 in International

(CNN)Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday subpoenaed President Donald Trump's inaugural committee for documents related to donors, vendors and finances, according to a copy of the subpoena reviewed by CNN, a step that appears to escalate that office's ongoing investigation of the committee's activity. The...

Maduro rejects European ultimatum to call vote

February 04, 2019 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_6495" align="alignleft" width="300"] President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro[/caption] MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro flatly rejected yesterday a call by European countries to call snap elections after Opposition Leader Juan Guaido declared himself the Latin American country's interim leader. Maduro said in an interview...

Trump dismisses U.S. spy chiefs as ‘naive’ on Iran

January 30, 2019 in International

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday called top U.S. intelligence chiefs "extremely passive and naive" on Iran and dismissed their assessments of the threat posed by North Korea a day after they contradicted his views during congressional testimony. Leaders of the U.S. intelligence community...

Grenada worried about instabality in Venezuela

January 30, 2019 in Regional

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela could easily engulf the Caribbean and urged a peaceful solution to the matter. “Venezuela is right at our borders so what is happening there, if it is not dealt...

Maduro rejects call for elections amid mounting pressure.

January 28, 2019 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_6495" align="alignleft" width="300"] President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro[/caption] Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday (Jan 27) rejected a European ultimatum that he call elections as opposition rival Juan Guaido stepped up appeals to the military to turn against the leftist government. The United States separately warned...

Hands off Venezuela!

January 28, 2019 in International

On January 22, 2019 vice-president of the US Mike Pence made a video directly addressing the people of Venezuela. In it he declared that “Nicolas Maduro is a dictator, with no legitimate claim to power.” He did so, he said, “on behalf of Donald Trump...

Earthquake rattles several Caribbean countries

January 22, 2019 in Regional

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled several Caribbean islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), which has been warning...

“Missing” St. Kitts youths located in Nevis

January 22, 2019 in National

Family members of missing 15-year-old Jaseande Nisbett and 20-year-old Kacieev Ward, are breathing a sigh of relief following word that both have been located in Nevis. Nisbett’s mom travelled to Nevis Monday morning after learning that he had travelled to Nevis on Saturday 19th January. She travelled...

R. Kelly Dropped by Sony Music

January 21, 2019 in International

Sony Music has decided to dissolve its working relationship with R. Kelly, Variety has learned. No external announcement of the move is planned in the immediate future, says a source, who added that the company took its time to wade through the issues “responsibly” and avoid...

Governor Bryan Signs Medicinal Marijuana Bill into Law

January 21, 2019 in Regional

After returning to the territory from meetings with cruise industry executives, Governor Albert Bryan signed into law, Saturday, several bills including one legalizing medicinal marijuana industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mr. Bryan signed into law The Virgin Islands Medicinal Cannabis Patient Care Act, which will...

Caribbean warned to brace for dengue outbreak

January 18, 2019 in Regional

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning countries in the region to brace for a severe outbreak of the dengue virus. According to the agency, the current outbreak of dengue in Jamaica has raised the level of concern in other Caribbean islands. Local health authorities...

Irving dominates in Celtics’ win over Raptors

January 17, 2019 in Sports

The Boston Celtics were ready for the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, claiming a thrilling win in the NBA. Boston took Toronto on for the third time this season and claimed a 117-108 victory in TD Garden. The Celtics are now 2-1 against the Raptors in 2018-19. Kyrie...

PM Harris accused of “accounting gymnastics;” Astaphan says Harris’ boasts of ‘surpluses’ are deficits

January 16, 2019 in National

[caption id="attachment_13326" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dwyer Astaphan[/caption] Operation Rescue’s Dwyer Astaphan, who helped fashioned the PLP/CCM/PAM coalition government, has accused Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris of “rhetoric and accounting gymnastics” with the finances of the country and called on him to...

Barbuda Council prepares for elections

January 16, 2019 in Regional

The Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) and the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) arm on the sister island are yet to make a determination as to the potential candidates who will represent the interest of both parties in the upcoming council elections in March. The council’s...

Trump: ‘I never worked for Russia’

January 15, 2019 in International

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a media report that the FBI in 2017 investigated whether he acted against U.S. interests. Trump also disputed a Washington Post report that he had concealed...

Opening of Barbuda air strip delayed

January 15, 2019 in Regional

All hopes that the controversial Barbuda Runway, designed to accommodate larger aircraft, will be ready by Easter this year have been dashed. This is according to Information Minister Melford Nicholas who confirmed that work may go beyond the month of April. Nicholas cited the recent...

Police Charge Two for Attempted Murder

January 14, 2019 in National

Two men have been charged in the St. Paul’s shooting incident that left three injured. Twenty-nine-year-old Maverick Tyson of Challengers Village and Twenty-six-year-old Kentab Tyson of West Farm Project have been charged for three counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Discharging a Firearm in...

State-of-Art medical institute coming to St. Kitts

January 11, 2019 in National

A state-of-the-art medical institute will be constructed on the Southeast Peninsula starting later this year. Christophe Harbour disclosed that Caribbean Healthcare Partners, Ltd will develop Waters Anchor Medical Institute on 76,000 square feet of land within Christophe Harbour. According to the Christophe Harbour source, Waters Anchor...

Dortmund eye Hazard, Balerdi following Pulisic sale — reports

January 11, 2019 in Sports

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund are reportedly looking to invest the £58 million ($74m) made from selling US international Christian Pulisic to Chelsea on both Belgium winger Thorgan Hazard and Argentine defender Leonardo Balerdi. Chelsea signed the 20-year-old Pulisic — regarded as one...

Jamaica supports OAS vote against Maduro’s second term

January 11, 2019 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_6495" align="alignleft" width="300"] President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro[/caption] Jamaica yesterday voted with 18 other members of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) to not recognise the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro's second term as president of Venezuela. The resolution, presented by Colombia, Argentina,...

Republic Bank, Scotiabank officials meet with St Kitts-Nevis PM

January 10, 2019 in National

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris Wednesday held “cordial and productive discussions” with officials of the Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) and representatives of Scotiabank regarding the move to acquire Scotiabank operations in several Caribbean countries. Last November, the RFHL announced that it was seeking to...

Buju concert on March 16

December 19, 2018 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_5599" align="alignleft" width="300"] Buju Banton[/caption] IT'S official. Buju Banton's first major performance will be held on March 16 at National Stadium in St Andrew. Ronnie Tomlinson, publicist for the Grammy-winning deejay, confirmed the date with the Jamaica Observer yesterday, noting tickets will go on sale as...

Trump Still Makes Money From His Properties

December 18, 2018 in International

The Constitution prohibits the president from accepting payments from foreign and domestic governments. President Trump owns hotels and other properties that are frequented by foreign and domestic government officials. These facts, claim plaintiffs in two lawsuits that have cleared several hurdles, add up to repeated and...

Caribbean urged to be prepared for ‘big one’

December 11, 2018 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_23686" align="alignleft" width="300"] Residents look at a collapsed school damaged by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, on October 7, 2018.[/caption] PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The head of the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus...

Family time for Buju

December 10, 2018 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_5599" align="alignleft" width="300"] Buju Banton[/caption] One of Buju Banton's first wish on his return to the island Friday night was to spend quality time with his family, according to the Grammy award-winning deejay's producer, manager, mentor, and friend Donovan Germain. Outside of that Buju — whose...

Butt out, Mr President

December 10, 2018 in International

PARIS, France (AFP) — The French Government yesterday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement. “We do not take domestic American politics into account and we...

Police Investigating Shooting Incident in Newtown

December 10, 2018 in National

Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Newtown in which a young man was shot and injured. Police received the report at about 9 p.m. on December 09 and they responded immediately. Upon arrival they met Technicians with the Emergency Medical Service attending to...

Fly Jamaica Sued Over Crash Landing in Guyana

December 05, 2018 in Regional

A Toronto-based law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Fly Jamaica almost a month after one of the airline’s Canada-bound planes was forced to make an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana last month, resulting in injuries to...

Chris Gayle awarded £173,000 in damages in defamation case

December 05, 2018 in Sports

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has been awarded 300,000 Australian dollars (£173,000) in damages more than a year after winning a defamation case against Australian publisher Fairfax Media. Articles published in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Canberra Times reported allegations the 39-year-old had...

Water is Life: Err on the Side of Science

December 05, 2018 in National

Water is life. Without water, humans die in less than a week. Access to safe water is a human right and vital for the sustainability of the Federation’s development. Beneath Ponds and Needsmust, on either side of Kim Collins Highway, lies an underground reservoir of water...

Big Three leads Warriors to 128-111 win over Atlanta

December 04, 2018 in Sports

ATLANTA -- Golden State's Big Three went for balance. Stephen Curry scored 30 points, Kevin Durant had 28 and Klay Thompson chipped in with 27 as the Warriors cruised past the Atlanta Hawks 128-111 Monday night, snapping a six-game losing streak on the road. All three stars...

Congratulations, Dalton!

December 04, 2018 in Regional

JAMAICAN Dalton Harris was declared the winner of popular British televised talent show X Factor on Sunday, much to the delight of Jamaica Observer online readers who shared in his joy. Here are some of their edited comments: Robert C Gray Congrats to Dalton Harris. Such a...

Griffin scores 30, Pistons beat Knicks 115-108

November 28, 2018 in Sports

DETROIT -- There's plenty of mediocrity in the Eastern Conference this season, and the Detroit Pistons are taking advantage. Blake Griffin scored 30 points and Stanley Johnson added 21 to lift the Pistons to a 115-108 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. Reggie Jackson...

No ban on songs, carnival chairman quashes rumour

November 28, 2018 in National

In response to a rumour circulating about a ban on at least one song for the upcoming Sugar Mas celebrations, the Carnival Committee, through its chairman Noah Mills, has issued a formal refutation. Mills indicated that the National Carnival Committee has no control over what music...

PM Tells Scotia Bank No Sale Without Government Approval

November 28, 2018 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_3163" align="alignleft" width="300"] Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne[/caption] The Bank of Nova Scotia has been stopped from proceeding with any sale of its operations in Antigua and Barbuda until application is made to the Government and approval given. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston...

Abandonment of USA green card

November 26, 2018 in Regional

Many Jamaicans have been given the opportunity to have their spouse or a close relative who is a United States of America (USA) citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR), popularly referred to as a green card holder, make an application on their behalf for a...

Royal honour for eight J’can doctors

November 23, 2018 in Regional

Eight local physicians are to sign the Fellowship Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) at the 45th annual Dr Ena Thomas Memorial Reception in Kingston tomorrow. Professor Derek Bell, OBE, president of the RCPE, will preside over the signing of the roll...

SVG: Amidst Ganja Reform, Concern About Growers

November 22, 2018 in Regional

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Parliament is expected to approve, on Thursday, laws establishing a medical marijuana industry in the country. The bills are expected to become law amidst concerns among three groups involved in the review of the draft legislation — growers, the Christian...

Explorer Club Community Announcement

November 13, 2018 in Community Pulse

Parents, guardians and well-wishers of children ages 5-17 years of age in the Lodge Village, Lodge Project and Ottleys Village communities are invited to attend a meeting at the Violet Petty Primary School on Thursday 15th, November, 2018 at 5 p.m. to discuss the formation...

West Indies slip further after India series loss

November 13, 2018 in Sports

LONDON, England (CMC) — Reigning World champions West Indies have taken a hit in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings, following their 3-0 whitewash at the hands of powerhouses India. While the Caribbean side remain seventh in the 17-team standings, they have lost four ratings points to...

Canada announces new options for visa applications

November 06, 2018 in National

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis of changes to the visa application process that have been announced by the government of Canada. In a statement released on Friday, the government of Canada informed that it “is expanding its...

Astaphan: Douglas should be credited for debt-to-GDP ratio reduction; slams Harris for not undoing land for debt swap

November 06, 2018 in National

[caption id="attachment_13326" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dwyer Astaphan[/caption] Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 5, 2018 – Operator Rescue’s Dwyer Astaphan has blasted Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris for taking credit for bringing the Federation’s debt-to-GDP ratio in line with the international benchmark of 60 percent and for not keeping...

$5 million worth of marijuana seized on port of Kingston

November 05, 2018 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_23475" align="alignleft" width="300"] The marijuana found on the port of Kingston Friday.[/caption] OFFICERS from the Jamaica Customs Contraband Enforcement Team, along with others from the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) Narcotics Division and Port Security seized 15 packages containing marijuana during a port sweep on Friday. During...

Antetokounmpo gets a triple-double as Bucks rout Kings

November 05, 2018 in Sports

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo is taking his game to another level. He had his second triple-double this season with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists to help the Milwaukee Bucks rout the Sacramento Kings 144-109 on Sunday. "A great win for the team," Antetokounmpo said, deflecting...

Obama ‘trying to preserve the American

November 05, 2018 in International

[caption id="attachment_23478" align="alignleft" width="300"] ATLANTA, Georgia — Former US President Barack Obama (centre) and Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (left) pose for a photo during a campaign rally at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 2, 2018. (Photo: AFP)[/caption] FORMER US President Barack Obama's...

Premier Brantley Leads SKN Delegation to Japan

October 29, 2018 in National

Accepting an invitation from the Government of Japan, Premier Mark Brantley and Mrs Brantley will depart the Federation today for Japan. While in Japan the Premier will hold high level meetings with the Foreign Minister of Japan and his team as well as head of...

Windies snatch thrilling tie after Hope hundred

October 25, 2018 in Sports

VISAKHAPATNAM, India (CMC) – Shai Hope struck his second One-Day International hundred as West Indies and India played to a thrilling tie in the second ODI of the five-match series here Wednesday. Asked to chase 322 for victory at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, West Indies just...

PM Browne unbothered by Canada’s visa restriction

October 25, 2018 in Regional

Prime Minister Gaston Browne is not unduly concerned by the revocation of visa–free travel of Antiguans and Barbudans to Canada. Contrary to conversations in certain sections of the society that Antigua and Barbuda has been negotiating with Canada to review the decision, the prime minister suggested...

The Mighty Shadow has died

October 24, 2018 in Regional

Calypso icon Winston "The Mighty Shadow" Bailey has died. Bailey suffered a debilitating stroke over the weekend. He passed away at around 3.50 a.m. on Tuesday at the Mt Hope Hospital. Bailey suffered a debilitating stroke over the weekend. Veteran calypsonian Weston “Cro Cro” Rawlins, says the calypso fraternity...

Floods receding, revealing catastrophic damage

October 22, 2018 in Regional

There was no official shutdown in central and north Trinidad on Monday but the usual traffic gridlock on the roads was absent as many stayed away from work and school. The roads were like a ghost town. Some schools that are opened had sparse numbers in attendance. Many...

Cannabis is set to be legalised in Antigua and Barbuda, as Prime Minister says ‘racist’ laws that banned it damaged the Rastafarian community

October 17, 2018 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_3163" align="alignleft" width="300"] Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne[/caption] Antigua and Barbuda will allow the use of medical cannabis, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced, in addition to decriminalising the possession of small amounts of the drug In explaining the move Mr Browne said that...

Usain Bolt angry with drugs test

October 16, 2018 in Sports

Usain Bolt was stunned to learn he must take a drugs test despite having retired from athletics and waiting to learn if he will be given a professional contract in football. The former sprinting star took to Instagram on Monday to show a testing notice he...

Regional security body deploys forces to St Kitts/Nevis

October 15, 2018 in National

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris says the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) has been invited to deploy forces across the federation. In an address to the nation late Saturday, Harris said this is yet another initiative undertaken by his administration to enhance the safety and security...

Top order let us down, laments Holder

October 15, 2018 in Sports

HYDERABAD, India (CMC) — Captain Jason Holder has laid the blame for West Indies' series defeat at the feet of the top order, conceding their lack of runs put too much pressure on the remainder of the line-up during the calamitous two-match rubber against India. The...

Embattled top cop gets two charges

October 12, 2018 in Regional

Two internal charges of discreditable conduct have been filed against the suspended top cop, Wendel Robinson. He was reportedly served with those charges yesterday, according to police sources who added that the charges were filed by Special Constable, Senior Superintendent William Nurse. Sources say that since the...

‘A very dangerous one’

October 11, 2018 in International

Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph yesterday, splintering homes and submerging neighbourhoods. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental US in nearly 50 years. Its winds...

National Trust Welcomes Sugar Factory Announcement

October 10, 2018 in National

The St. Christopher National Trust welcomes the government’s announcement that the old sugar factory should be recognized as a heritage site. At the Prime Minister’s recent monthly press conference (Tuesday, October 2nd 2018) Minister of Agriculture and Lands The Hon. Eugene Hamilton, announced that the government...

Japanese passport now world’s most powerful

October 10, 2018 in Regional

There are few things more liberating than travel -- although some passports offer more freedom than others. A new report published October 9, 2018, reveals just how many borders some travel documents can cross. According to the Henley Passport Index, compiled by global citizenship and residence advisory...

Sorry Windies hand India largest-ever Test win

October 08, 2018 in Sports

A familiar capitulation saw West Indies lose 14 wickets in just over two sessions as India romped to an emphatic innings and 272-run victory inside three days of the opening Test here yesterday, to record their largest-ever win in Tests. Resuming their first innings on 94...

Heavy load

October 04, 2018 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_18519" align="alignleft" width="300"] West Indies' captain Jason Holder (C#98) celebrates with teammates after defeating India at the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between West Indies and India at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in St John's, Antigua, on July 2, 2107.[/caption] Without a...

Beres’s Never Ending hunt for glory

October 04, 2018 in Regional

Beres Hammond and VP Records are hoping for greater success with Never Ending, his latest album, which is due for release on October 12. “We're very excited to be releasing the Beres album. I believe it could be one of his best records yet,” Christopher Chin,...

Ministry of Education Notice

October 04, 2018 in Community Pulse

Friday, 5th October is world Teachers’ Day; the Ministry of Education has decided to celebrate our teachers at a special Long Service Awards ceremony. Parents and guardians are advised that ALL Government Schools, including Early Childhood Centres will CLOSE EARLY, tomorrow Friday 5, October at 2:15...

Ken ‘Professor’ Philmore has died

October 01, 2018 in International

Ken “Professor” Philmore - steelpan arranger, composer and ace pannist – died at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital on Sunday. Philmore, 58, succumbed to severe internal injuries suffered in a crash on the Republic Day holiday. He sustained broken ribs and his...

St Lucians to Get Tested

September 28, 2018 in Regional

Saint Lucians are being asked to get tested so as to know their HIV status as the total number of persons living on island with the virus now stands at 781 according to the St Lucia News Online. The Ministry of Health, over the years, has...

Willing and able!

September 27, 2018 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_4022" align="alignleft" width="300"] The West Indies’ pace bowler Jerome Taylor about to deliver a ball during his team’s training session at Murdoch University Oval, Perth, Australia, on Tuesday. (PHOTO: WICB MEDIA/PHILIP SPOONER)[/caption] Veteran Jamaica fast bowler Jerome Taylor says despite recent challenges, he remains interested...

Venezuela president makes surprise UN trip as pressure grows

September 27, 2018 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_6495" align="alignleft" width="300"] President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro[/caption] UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro travelled to the UN General Assembly yesterday to “defend his country” as six nations accused him of crimes against humanity and President Donald Trump hinted at taking strong...

MAN SHOT DEAD IN SHADWELLL

September 26, 2018 in National

Freedom Fm is following reports of a shooting incident which took place in Pine Gardens,Shadwell this afternoon and which resulted in the death of a young man. Dead is 21-year-old Shakeem Norford. According to police public relations: "Police are investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred this afternoon...

Windies take series lead with easy win

September 25, 2018 in Sports

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies were not at their best but still brushed aside South Africa by 17 runs here yesterday, as they began their final preparation for the defence of their Twenty20 World Cup title in November with a comfortable victory. Choosing to bat...

Regional leaders to address UN General Assembly

September 25, 2018 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_5275" align="alignleft" width="300"] Andrew Holness[/caption] UNITED NATIONS (CMC) – Several Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) later this week as UN Secretary General António Guterres called for a “renewed commitment to a rules-based global order”. Guterres spoke of key themes...

US cop accused in St Lucian’s death fired

September 25, 2018 in International

TEXAS, United States (AP) — A white police officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbour inside his own apartment was fired yesterday after being arrested for manslaughter in the slaying, the Dallas Police Department said. Police Chief U Renee Hall dismissed Officer Amber Guyger during...

Woods wins Tour Championship by two strokes

September 24, 2018 in Sports

ATLANTA – Tiger Woods, in his Sunday red shirt, both arms raised in victory on the 18th green. For so many years, the scene was familiar. This time, it was surreal. ''I can't believe I pulled this off,'' Woods said Sunday during the trophy presentation at the Tour...

Rihanna appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

September 21, 2018 in Regional

Government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Prime Minister Mia Mottley stated that Government was honoured to be able to confer the title on this outstanding Barbadian...

Joseph out of India tour, Lewis books ticket

September 20, 2018 in Sports

Fitness concerns have forced Alzarri Joseph out of the upcoming Test tour of India, with the little known West Indies A seamer Shermon Lewis named as his replacement. In a rather cryptic release Tuesday, Cricket West Indies said Joseph had undergone two fitness assessments over the...

Maduro looks to China to bolster Venezuela’s collapsing economy

September 13, 2018 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_6495" align="alignleft" width="300"] President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro[/caption] CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro departed Wednesday for China in search of agreements to bolster the oil-exporting country's collapsing economy. Maduro said the trip was "very necessary, very opportune and full of great expectations." "We are...

Two armed men murdered Ryan Thursday night

September 07, 2018 in National

Fifty-eight year old Edward Ryan was killed Thursday night by two armed and masked men. Ryan, who lived on Fiennes Avenue in Basseterre was reportedly sitting in his vehicle, PA 2783, which was parked on Charles Halbert Street, New Road, when he was fired upon. Neighbours heard...

Liburd urges Harris led Gov’t to place people above politics

September 06, 2018 in National

Central Basseterre representative for Constituency #2 the Hon. Marcella Liburd is calling on the Team Unity Government of Dr. Timothy Harris to place people above politics. Speaking on Freedom Fm’s popular issues program on Wednesday afternoon, Liburd charged that despite her efforts to come together to...

It’s Now Illegal to Import Styrofoam into Grenada

September 06, 2018 in Regional

Styrofoam can no longer be imported into Grenada. From September 1, a ban on importation took effect. It is the first step in a phased approach to the eradication of Styrofoam and reduction of single-use plastics, in keeping with the Non-Biodegradable Waste Control Act which was...

Knight Riders top again after Warriors romp

September 06, 2018 in Sports

Trinbago Knight Riders 170/7 (Munro 90, Ramdin 39, Sohail Tanvir 3/27, Shepherd 3/29) beat Guyana Amazon Warriors 103 (Primus 36*, Ali Khan 3/22, Fawad Ahmed 2/20, Pierre 2/21, DJ Bravo 2/22) by 67 runs Trinbago Knight Riders were indebted to more runs from the Hero Caribbean...

Barbuda MP Wants A/B To Be Like St. Kitts/Nevis

September 05, 2018 in Regional

Barbuda Member of Parliament Trevor Walker has put Prime Minister Gaston Browne on notice that he intends for Barbuda to become a Federation. In a letter dated 22 August, 2018, Walker states that, “I take the opportunity to warmly accept your recent public offer of discussions...

CFBC Robotics Team Congratulated For Job Well Done

September 05, 2018 in National

A warm welcome to Government House was extended to the members of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) robotics team by Governor General, His Excellency Sir Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton, GCMG, CVO, QC, JP, who said he was quite impressed with the students who have...

Tallawahs take down Tridents to regain top spot

August 31, 2018 in Sports

Jamaica Tallawahs 153/5 (Charles 53, Powell 35*, Wahab Riaz 2/27) beat Barbados Tridents 151/9 (Guptill 73, Thomas 2/22) by five wickets with 16 balls remaining Jamaica Tallawahs are top of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after beating Barbados Tridents by five wickets at the Kensington...

Son of Hon. Ian “Patches” Liburd killed by gunfire

August 28, 2018 in National

Multiple sources have confirmed that a son of St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport, Hon. Ian “Patches” Liburd was killed by gunfire last night (Monday 27, August). According to reliable reports Mickail “Mitch” Liburd was ambushed by at least...