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Holness: We have learnt our lesson

September 20, 2019 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_25439" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prime Minister Andrew Holness addressing a press briefing at Jamaica House on Wednesday called to mark the end of the final review mission for Jamaica's Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement with the International Monetary fund. Seated (from second left) are IMF officials Dr...

TS Jerry On Track To Reach Leewards By Thursday

September 18, 2019 in Weather

Jerry has become the tenth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, and is on the forecast track be near the northern Leeward Islands Thursday night or Friday. Residents of St. Kitts and Nevis are being urged to monitor Jerry as it is predicted to...

Bermuda to face lashing from Hurricane Humberto

September 17, 2019 in Regional

MIAMI, United States (AP) — The US National Hurricane Center says it expects Hurricane Humberto to lash Bermuda with high winds and heavy rain later this week. The centre in Miami said Monday that Humberto had strengthened and could become a major hurricane by Tuesday night...

WINAIR To Pull Out Of Nevis

September 17, 2019 in National

WINAIR has announced it will soon cease flying into Nevis’ Vance Amory International Airport. The airline currently operates several flights per week between St. Maarten and Nevis which connect via St. Kitts. In an interview with Freedom FM Tuesday, Nevis Premier and NIA Minister of Tourism Mark...

23 Yr. Old Male Charged for Murder of Taitu Goodwin

September 12, 2019 in Regional

Glenville Hodge, 23yr Old male of Island Harbour, was charged for the offence of Murder of Taitu Kai Goodwin 27 yr. old female of Sandy Hill. Mr. Hodge appeared before the Magistrate Court on Wednesday 11th September 2019 and was remanded to Her Majesty Prison. The RAPF would...

Police Investigate Rape in West Basseterre

September 11, 2019 in National

Police are soliciting the assistance of the public to help capture the perpetrator of a recent sexual assault on a young mother. They informed Tuesday night that they are currently investigating the incident which occurred in the Basseterre area on Friday. According to the police press release,...

SKN Patriots Kick CPL Home Games Today!

September 10, 2019 in Sports

CPL fever has descended on St. Kitts as the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots’ play their first home game of the 2019 season at Warner Park Stadium Tuesday evening. The season got off to a rocky start for the Patriots who dropped their first two matches....

Pollard named new white-ball captain

September 10, 2019 in Sports

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Kieron Pollard has been appointed the new captain of the West Indies one-day and Twenty20 teams. The announcement was made Monday at a Cricket West Indies media conference here. The 32-year-old Trinidadian replaces Jason Holder who previously led the one-day unit,...

India hammer Windies in second Test

September 03, 2019 in Sports

India achieved a 2-0 series win and bagged 120 International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship points after hammering West Indies by 257 runs in the second match at Sabina Park. The outmatched hosts, who lost the first Test in Antigua and Barbuda by 318 runs, continued...

Water Rationing Planned For Cayon Area

September 02, 2019 in National

Minister responsible for Public Utilities Ian Patches Liburd tells Freedom FM that in order to address the water supply interruption issue in the Cayon area, the Water Services Department will be implementing a rationing system in the near future. Over the past few weeks residents have...

UHWI urges staff to report sexual harassment

August 27, 2019 in Regional

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) has issued a memorandum to staff addressing the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace which, it says, has become a viral issue in the country. The memorandum follows a front-page story by the Jamaica Observer on August...

TS Dorian Passing To The Southeast Of SKN

August 27, 2019 in Weather

Residents in St. Kitts and Nevis are breathing a sigh of relief now that Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to pass a safe distance south of the Leeward Islands on Tuesday. At 11am the storm was located at 14.2 N 61.8 W, moving west north west...

Motion to impeach Haitian president rejected

August 23, 2019 in Regional

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Legislators have rejected an opposition-inspired motion aimed at impeaching President Jovenel Moise whom they had accused of high treason, violating the Haitian violated and was leading the country to “the edge of the social explosion”. Following a third attempt to...

GM Says SKELEC Needs Funding For Feeder Upgrade

August 21, 2019 in National

SKELEC Acting General Manager Jomo Williams acknowledges that the Bayfords feeder is having more than average power outages, but says the funds to upgrade the system is not readily available. The Bayfords Feeder provides electricity to areas such as Bayfords, St. Peters, New Road and Taylor's...

SKELEC Earned Almost $100 Mil From Billing Consumers

August 20, 2019 in National

The St. Kitts Electricity Company SKELEC generated almost 100 million dollars in revenue from billing consumers for the year ended July 2019. This is according to Pearl Williams, Finance Manager of SKELEC. She said however, SKELEC pays out about 80% of that in fuel costs. “At present...

Good News for Four Seasons Workers

August 19, 2019 in National

The following is a statement by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis on August 18, 2019, regarding a payment to Four Seasons Resort works affected by the hotel’s temporary closure. My fellow Nevisians and residents good evening, As we all know, the Four Seasons Resort closed its...

Homeowner on Nevis Shoots at armed intruders

August 16, 2019 in National

Police are investigating a shooting incident on Nevis Thursday night where according to preliminary investigations, a homeowner had to defend himself against a gang of armed intruders. Freedom FM spoke with Head of the Nevis Division Superintendent Lindon David who said just after 10pm police on...

Antigua No More Travelling To Get Canadian Visa

August 16, 2019 in Regional

Antiguans and Barbudans will no longer have to endure the added expense of traveling to the Canadian High Commissions in Barbados or Trinidad to apply for a Canadian visa. This is according to Minister of Foreign Affairs, E.P. “Chet” Greene, who made the major announcement through...

Trump targets legal migrants who get food aid

August 13, 2019 in International

US President Donald Trump's administration is to make it more difficult for poorer legal migrants to extend their visas or gain permanent resident status (a green card). The rule targets migrants who rely on public benefits, such as food aid or public housing, for more than...

Breakthrough In SKN-Canada Visa Arrangement Announced

August 12, 2019 in National

St. Kitts and Nevis nationals will no longer have to travel to Canadian embassies for visa interviews. Minister of Foreign Affairs Mark Brantley has confirmed a breakthrough in diplomatic relations with Canada that will make in much easier and cost effective for St. Kitts Nevis nationals...

Attorneys Fees Increased In St. Kitts-Nevis

July 29, 2019 in National

The Bar Council of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association has published a new guide of recommended minimum fees which may be charged by an Attorney-at-Law, that will see the public paying up to twice as much for some legal matters. The new scale of...

Caribbean warned of re-current episodes of heat stress

July 26, 2019 in Regional

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is warning about “recurrent episodes of heat stress” as it noted that the drought situation is continuing. In its latest Caribbean Climate Outlook Newsletter, the CIMH said that for the period August to...

Sumfest gets high marks

July 23, 2019 in Regional

Organisers of the 27th Reggae Sumfest have hailed it as the “biggest and best ever” in its history. They pointed to the massive crowds and excellent delivery by artistes, during its live performance nights last Friday and Saturday at Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego...

Sir Andy: Gayle has paid his dues, time to move on

July 18, 2019 in Sports

The time has come for batting superstar and Jamaican, Chris Gayle, to consider stepping out of the limelight as regards to international cricket. This is the sentiment of legendary fast bowler and Antiguan, Sir Andy Roberts, who said Gayle’s illustrious career should speak for itself while...

IMF head resigns

July 18, 2019 in Regional

BBC reports that Christine Lagarde has said she will step down as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It comes ahead of a decision on her nomination to become head of the European Central Bank (ECB). Ms Lagarde said she would leave the IMF on...

El Chapo Sentenced to Life in Prison

July 18, 2019 in International

Notorious drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years. The news comes from a spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue for the Eastern District of New York, who added that El Chapo has also been ordered to...

Terry Adams: Don Boncamper Was Thrown Under The Bus

July 16, 2019 in National

Well known social activist, former senior Customs officer Terry Adams says there’s something amiss about how Minister responsible for Ports Ian Patches Liburd explained the recent resignation of Don Boncamper as SCASPA Board Chairman. Adams, a former member of the Board of Directors for the St....

Jack Warner hit with $79 million judgment

July 12, 2019 in Regional

A former Caribbean soccer official has been ordered to pay a $79 million penalty stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal. A federal judge in New York City imposed the judgment against Jack Warner in a lawsuit brought by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean...

Gary Dasilva Appointed Chairman of SCASPA Board

July 11, 2019 in National

Austin Gary Dasilva is the new Chairman of the SCASPA Board of Directors. Minister of Public Infrastructure Ian Patches Liburd introduced the newly appointed Chairman to the existing Board of Directors of the St. Kitts Air and Sea Ports Authority during a meeting Wednesday. Minister Liburd said...

Boris Johnson says his articles calling black people ‘piccaninnies’ with ‘watermelon smiles’ and gay men ‘bumboys’ were ‘wholly satirical’

July 02, 2019 in International

LONDON — Boris Johnson has refused to apologize for articles he has written referring to black people as "piccaninnies" with "watermelon smiles" and calling gay people "bumboys," saying his comments were "wholly satirical." The frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister told Sky News...

Don Boncamper Reportedly Resigns As SCASPA Chairman

July 02, 2019 in National

Information from credible sources is indicating that Don Boncamper has resigned as Chairman of the Board for SCASPA, the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority. This comes on the heels of allegations of contention between the Chairman and the Minister responsible for Ports, Ian Patches...

Dr. Douglas Calls PM Harris a National Disgrace

June 26, 2019 in National

“[PM]Harris is a public disgrace and embarrassment to all of us and the members of his party.” That was Opposition Leader Dr. Denzil Douglas speaking at a St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party town hall meeting Tuesday night, where he did not mince words expressing his disaffection...

Andre Iguodala Thinks NBA ‘Blackballed’ Mark Jackson

June 26, 2019 in Sports

The success amassed by the Warriors dynasty is often divided equally between the players' unselfish nature and coach Steve Kerr's ability to manage their superstar personalities. While that shouldn't go unnoticed, most NBA fans understand that Golden State wouldn't be the storied franchise it is...

Choksi’s citizenship to be revoked

June 24, 2019 in Regional

Over the weekend, Prime Minister Gaston Browne said the Government of Antigua and Barbuda has made it a priority to ensure that individuals who will benefit from the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) undergo intense scrutiny. However, while there are a few who may circumvent...

Bangladesh Chase Huge Total To Beat West Indies

June 18, 2019 in Sports

Shakib Al Hasan’s sublime unbeaten 124 helped Bangladesh pull off the second highest chase in World Cup history with a dominant seven-wicket win over West Indies at Taunton. Set 322 for victory, the Tigers made a rapid start but lost two quick wickets to leave the...

Police confirm woman found dead

June 18, 2019 in National

Police have confirmed Monday night that a woman was found dead and foul play is suspected. An Autopsy is expected to be performed on the body of an elderly woman in Bouryeaux who was found dead in her home on June 17. At about 6:30 p.m., a...

A&B could become premier stem cell producer

June 14, 2019 in Regional

Officials at the Stem Cell Medical Center believe that Antigua and Barbuda could become the leading nation for stem cell export and research. The center’s Chairman, Dr. Bruce Murphy made the disclosure during a press conference on Tuesday. “There is certainly the potential that, because of the...

PM Skerrit’s development strategy focused on Dominican citizens

June 13, 2019 in Regional

[caption id="attachment_14166" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit[/caption] Dominica’s Prime Minister, Dr the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, has enacted a national development strategy focused on bolstering the long-term quality of life of his citizens. From youth engagement and healthcare to agriculture and housing, the success of...

Inside one of the most bizarre nights in NBA history

June 11, 2019 in Sports

Are the Golden State Warriors better without Kevin Durant? Check that: The Warriors need Kevin Durant. But the daily will-he-or-won’t-he hangs like a cloud over the Warriors’ locker room. It’s a lot like his impending free agency. And why won’t he play? Klay Thompson gutted it out on a...

Public Divided On Students’ Expulsion

June 11, 2019 in Regional

On the heels of the decision taken by the Ministry of Education to expel two male secondary school students who were involved in a widely circulated video that displayed disturbing acts of bullying, members of the public have taken sides with some condemning the expulsion...

Police Again Accused Of Excessive During Arrest

June 07, 2019 in National

Police are once again under the harsh glare of public criticism over a video showing law enforcement officers kicking and punching a man while taking him into custody. The video was recorded Thursday night by a resident in the McKnight area, capturing the incident as it...

Batting collapse sends Windies to depressing defeat

June 07, 2019 in Sports

Wicket Keeper Shai Hope and Captain Jason Holder struck half-centuries, but a late batting collapse sent West Indies to a hugely disappointing 15-run defeat to Australia, squandering an ideal opportunity to notch their second-straight win of the ICC World Cup here yesterday. In pursuit of 289...

CXC says There will be no re-sitting of CSEC Math Exam

May 31, 2019 in National

Following investigations into an alleged examination breach in Trinidad and Tobago in May, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) announced Friday that candidates across the region will not have to re-sit the CSEC exam. According to a statement from the Registrar of CXC regarding the exam breach...

Trump attacks Mueller, denies that Russia helped him win

May 31, 2019 in International

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has angrily assailed special counsel Robert Mueller’s motives, after Mueller bluntly rebuffed Trump’s repeated claims that the Russia investigation had cleared him of obstructing justice. The president also offered mixed messages on Russia’s efforts to help him defeat Democrat Hillary...

Hero CPL 2019 Fixtures

May 29, 2019 in Community Pulse

Wednesday 4 Sep Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Trinidad Thursday 5 Sep Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Stars, TBC Friday 6 Sep  Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs, Trinidad Saturday 7 Sep Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, TBC Sunday 8 Sep  Trinbago Knight Riders v...

Bajan bashes Buju, Bob

May 29, 2019 in Regional

ONE Caribbean politician is hitting out against the support being given to Buju Banton since his release from prison in December last year. The Jamaican reggae singer had served an eight-year sentence in the United States on drug charges. Speaking during a recent address to the...

Windies warning

May 29, 2019 in Sports

BRISTOL, England (CMC) — Shai Hope struck another classy hundred, while Andre Russell and Evin Lewis lashed half-centuries as West Indies flexed their muscles to brush aside New Zealand by 91 runs in their final official warm-up match, and find precious momentum ahead of their...

St. Kitts and Nevis to host five 2019 CPL matches

May 28, 2019 in Sports

The St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots will be opening the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League against defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders in the first match of the tournament on September 4. The Patriots will however be sans star batsman Chris Gayle who flew the coop for...

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...