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St Kitts-Nevis PM a no show at IMF, World Bank, post hurricane meetings in Washington
WASHINGTON, USA — There is no official word from Basseterre why St Kitts and Nevis prime minister and minister of finance, Dr Timothy Harris, was not among finance ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean and senior officials from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the US Treasury Department at a meeting last Wednesday at IDB headquarters to discuss policy options to promote inclusive financial systems and deeper regional integration to help strengthen economic growth prospects   Read More ...
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St Kitts-Nevis de-registers UN sanctioned vessel
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — A St Kitts and Nevis registered vessel, the Hao Fan 6, which was recently banned by the United Nations from entering all ports of member nations as part of sanctions against North Korea, has reportedly been removed from the St Kitts-Nevis International Ship Registry. The Hao Fan 6 is one of four ships that reportedly transported prohibited goods to and from North Korea   Read More ...
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St Kitts-Nevis National Marijuana Commission fully functional; regular meetings now being convened
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The National Marijuana Commission, which was recently established by the government to facilitate national engagement on the issues surrounding the use of marijuana in St Kitts and Nevis, held its first meeting last Friday. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017. Laws, in her presentation during the 2018 Budget Estimates Committee Meeting on Wednesday, stated that all members of the Commission are excited to commence the dialogue on the issue of marijuana use in the Federation, taking into account its health, religious and legal implications   Read More ...
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Abuse of new citizenship investment option will be investigated, says St Kitts-Nevis opposition leader
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Former prime minister and leader of the opposition of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Denzil Douglas said on Tuesday that investigations will be carried out into any abuse of monies channelled into the recently announced Hurricane Relief Fund option as part of the country’s citizenship by investment (CBI) programme. Responding to public concerns that the fund introduced as an option under the CBI programme to raise funds to cover EC$150 million in hurricane damage, Douglas agreed that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) should have oversight   Read More ...
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UN sanctions cargo ship registered in St Kitts-Nevis from all ports
By LK Hewlett. NEW YORK, USA (WINN) — The United Nations has taken sanctions against North Korea one step further, banning all nations from allowing four vessels listed for transporting prohibited goods in and out of the embattled East Asian country into their ports. The list includes the Hao Fan 6, reportedly registered in St Kitts and Nevis. The UN’s Security Council Committee said the ban took effect on October 5, but was announced by Hugh Griffiths, coordinator of a UN Security Council panel on North Korea sanctions on Monday at the conclusion of the second UN meeting on enforcing North Korea sanctions   Read More ...
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Cuba reiterates its migration policy
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The embassy of Cuba in St Kitts and Nevis has reiterated its government’s policy in Havana with regard to migration of its citizens. The wide ranging policy touches the rights of Cubans to travel outside the country, those who are overseas and are irregular and illegal attempts to reach the United States. Cuba reiterated that, consistent with the current migration policy, regulations and procedures in Cuba, Cuban citizens who leave Cuba regularly, with their passport and visa, in the required cases, and subsequently become irregular migrants in their desire to reach the United States, are simply irregular migrants, not refugees   Read More ...
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#SOTIC2017 | Small islands fork out big bucks for hurricane relief in the Caribbean
St George's, Grenada: St Kitts and Nevis has announced plans to donate US$1.5 million (EC$4 million) and Grenada has increased its monetary commitment to US$646,000, to regional partners affected by recent hurricanes. Combined, the two countries said they were pumping US$2.13 million into recovery efforts in Dominica, Cuba, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands and Anguilla. This is the highest sum of money to be committed by two of the smallest countries in the region since the passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which devastated a number of islands in the region   Read More ...
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CDB delegation concludes mission to St Kitts-Nevis
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — A team from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) visited the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis from October 2 to 6 to discuss the country’s development priorities, and to determine the main areas of intervention that CDB could support over the period 2017 to 2021. While in St Kitts and Nevis, the bank’s delegation met with government officials and representatives from the private sector   Read More ...
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Geothermal energy receives greater support from French officials in wake of Irma and Maria
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris and Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd, minister of public infrastructure, held a bilateral meeting on Saturday with France’s ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis, Philippe Ardanaz, and French foreign trade advisor, Jacques Chouraki. During the meeting both parties reaffirmed their support for geothermal energy development in St Kitts and Nevis. Ardanaz said: “[Hurricane] Irma has triggered some decision in Paris to move forward with stronger support for your project   Read More ...
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St Kitts-Nevis touts citizenship due diligence but no word on FinCEN warning
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Chief executive officer (CEO) of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Les Khan, gave some insight into the current due diligence process of the citizenship by investment (CBI) programme, implemented after 2015. “Due diligence is an area that we take really seriously and more than any of the other islands. We have instituted additional steps in ensuring that the individual is of good repute,” he said on last week’s radio and television programme “Working for You   Read More ...
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St Kitts-Nevis government continues to mislead on new citizenship investment levels
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — In yet another press statement attempting to explain the rationale behind the introduction of a Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF) as a third investment option under the St Kitts and Nevis’ citizenship by investment (CBI) programme, the government has once again used misleading figures to disguise its new competitive advantage. The controversy arose on September 22, just four days after Dominica, one of its regional competitors for CBI funds, was devastated by Hurricane Maria, when major changes to the federation’s CBI programme were announced, reducing by up to one half the amount of money applicants have to contribute for a passport   Read More ...
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Antigua-Barbuda reassures cruise lines of readiness for increased cruise ship calls
MIAMI, USA — Antigua and Barbuda joined with forces with St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia in a series of fact-finding meetings with the region’s major cruise lines. The country’s tourism minister, Asot Michael, along with the ministers of tourism for St Kitts and St Lucia, led a delegation of cruise tourism officials to meet with several Miami-based cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL), Carnival Corporation, and Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL)   Read More ...
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St Kitts-Nevis opposition leader calls on PM to seek parliamentary approval of new citizenship investment option
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Leader of the opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas has called on St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris “to stop his slashing and burning of our citizenship by investment programme that only leads to a race to the bottom.” “I call upon him to have the Parliament approve and ratify any such programme (Hurricane Relief Fund   Read More ...
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Rising oil prices and wider current account and fiscal deficits predicted in ECCU economies
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Rising oil prices and the end of the PetroCaribe programme will result in wider current account and fiscal deficits in the economies of St Kitts and Nevis and the other member states of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). This is according to the British-based Latin America Monitor, a leading publisher of specialist business information on global emerging and frontier markets   Read More ...
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Political row erupts over aid to hurricane battered countries
BASSETERRE, St Kitts – A political row has erupted over aid to countries battered by Hurricanes Irma and Maria with the government and the main opposition St Kitts-Nevis labour Party (SKNLP) trading words as to the sincerity behind the aid packages. In a statement, the government of Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has described as “unfortunate” the statements made by Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas regarding the twin island Federation’s aid package to Antigua and Barbuda, The British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and St Maarten and Dominica   Read More ...
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Political row erupts over aid to hurricane battered
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — A political row has erupted over aid to countries battered by hurricanes Irma and Maria, with the Government and the main Opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party trading words as to the sincerity behind the aid packages. In a statement, the Government of Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has described as “unfortunate” the statements made by Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas regarding the twin-island federation's aid package to Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St Maarten and Dominica   Read More ...
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St Kitts-Nevis new citizenship fund raises more questions
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Former Cabinet minister Dwyer Astaphan has raised more questions about the recently announced “Hurricane Relief Fund” (HRF), which offers St Kitts and Nevis citizenship to successful applicants in exchange for a contribution of US$150,000, sharply reduced from the contributions hitherto required. The St Kitts and Nevis government has issued a number of contradictory press statements on the issue, first of all claiming that the required total contribution remained the same, namely, US$250,000 for a single applicant and US$300,000 for a family of four to be paid into the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF), with a “proportion” going to the new HRF   Read More ...
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Pollard no-ball gets the all-clear
KIERON POLLARD has been cleared of any wrongdoing for the no-ball he delivered in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match between Barbados Tridents and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots earlier this month. With St Kitts and Nevis Patriots opener Evin Lewis on 97 and with one run required for victory, Pollard, the Barbados Tridents captain, delivered a no-ball at the start of the eighth over that ended the match at Kensington Oval   Read More ...
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Buyers beware, St Kitts-Nevis opposition leader warns new citizenship applicants
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Leader of the opposition in St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Denzil Douglas, has warned new citizenship applicants who have been invited to donate to the government’s new Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF) to be “very careful”, as there has been no legislative support for the fund. Speaking during his weekly radio programme on Tuesday, Douglas questioned the legality of the new investment option under the citizenship by investment (CBI) program and suggested that the HRF is a smokescreen by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris to raise money for his re-election campaign   Read More ...
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Commentary: CBI issues in St Kitts and political malady
By Terry Forrester. It is with great lack of foresight that the prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis has decided to reduce the cost of his citizenship by investment (CBI) program by 50 percent in an effort to raise funds for his country after the passing of Hurricane Maria. We are all saddened by the devastation but this sends a shocking and terrible message to the international community and indeed to the rest of the Caribbean   Read More ...
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St Kitts-Nevis continues to mislead on citizenship program changes
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — In yet another press release on Tuesday attempting to explain the recently announced changes to the investment requirements for its citizenship by investment (CBI) program, the St Kitts and Nevis government continued to mislead and obfuscate the true details and purpose of the changes. The issue first arose following a press statement on Friday issued by the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), which stated that the “investment product will see a proportion of the investment going into the Hurricane Relief Fund to be distributed upon application   Read More ...
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St. Kitts & Nevis gives EC$ 2.5 million to neighbouring islands impacted by severe Hurricanes
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 24, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – St. Kitts and Nevis became the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to offer in kind and monetary support to the storm-ravaged island of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday, September 18, as it pummeled the Commonwealth of Dominica as an extremely strong hurricane with catastrophic wind speeds   Read More ...
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St Kitts-Nevis ambassador tries to deny changes to citizenship program
WASHINGTON, USA — In response to our article on Sunday, the St Kitts and Nevis ambassador to the United States, Thelma Phillip-Browne, claimed that it was a “misrepresentation” of a press release issued on Saturday by the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) in St Kitts announcing a drastic 50 percent cut in the investment requirement for its citizenship by investment (CBI) program, ostensibly to create a “hurricane relief fund”   Read More ...
St Kitts/Nevis signs visa waiver agreement with Russia
NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A visa waiver agreement has been signed between the Dr Timothy Harris led St Kitts/Nevis in the Caribbean and the Russian Federation. The agreement, signed on Friday by St Kitts/Nevis Foreign Minister Mark Brantley and his Russian counterpart H E Serguey Lavrov allows citizens of both countries to travel for up to 90 days to each other's countries without the need for a visa   Read More ...
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“Shameful” move by St Kitts-Nevis following Hurricane Maria
BASSETERRE, St Kits — A press release issued on Saturday by the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) in St Kitts and Nevis announcing a drastic 50 percent cut in the investment requirement for its citizenship by investment (CBI) program, ostensibly to create a “hurricane relief fund”, has drawn widespread condemnation, including one CBI consultant who described the move as shameful. “This is a truly shameful move by St Kitts,” said Mahdi Mohammed, CEO of Guide Consultants   Read More ...
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PM Harris tours areas affected by Hurricane Maria
BASSETERRE – The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris was out early Wednesday morning to personally assess the extent of damages done to homes, businesses and public sector structures by the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Maria on Tuesday. He focused his visit on those communities and areas where significant infrastructural damage was reported, particularly in East Basseterre and Constituency Four   Read More ...
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Hurricane Irma leaves St Kitts-Nevis with an initial EC$53.2 million in damages
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction in its wake in the Caribbean. While the damages in St Kitts and Nevis were minor compared to other islands that were almost completely devastated, the twin island federation is in recuperation from the damages it suffered. During a press conference last Thursday to update the country on post Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris gave an assessment of the damages left by the category 5 hurricane   Read More ...
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Royal Caribbean replaces St. Thomas, St. Martin calls with St. Kitts
Cruise ship tours: Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas Last Slide Next Slide Cruise giant Royal Caribbean is replacing calls in Irma-ravaged St. Thomas and St. Martin on upcoming sailings with visits to St. Kitts. In a twitter message to a passenger early Thursday, the line said Sunday's departure of its 5,400-passenger Allure of the Seas has been modified to feature a stop at Basseterre, St   Read More ...
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Resort developers step in to help St Kitts return to normalcy
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Resort developer, Range Developments, and construction company, Kier Group, have commenced work on the Mansion sports pavilion in St Kitts that posed a safety risk for citizens and residents in that community following the passage of Hurricane Irma. At the request of Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, the two companies are now helping to remove life threatening materials at the pavilion after several sheets of galvanized metal from the pavilion were sent flying across the Mansion playing field and into the yards of nearby homes as a result of the strong winds associated with Hurricane Irma on Wednesday morning   Read More ...
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The changing face of cricket
AS MY FRIEND Smoky would say I may be wrong as I usually am, but I have the distinct feeling that there was something wrong with the final ball, or rather “no ball”, which was delivered by Kieron Pollard, captain of the Barbados Tridents, in the final preliminary Caribbean Premier League game against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. If my assessment is incorrect, I offer an unreserved apology to Mr Pollard but if there is nothing wrong with my conclusion it may well be a case for the match referee to investigate   Read More ...
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Live Cricket Score, CPL 2017 Final Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Patriots lose regular wickets
Caribbean Premier League’s fifth edition has reached its final stage. Trinbago Knight Riders will take on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the final. It is a rematch of the first Qualifier which was won by the Patriots. Knight Riders beat Amazon Warriors in the Eliminator with ease to reach the final. They will look to avenge the loss from Tuesday and claim a second CPL title   Read More ...
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CPL 2017 Final, Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Live streaming: When and where to watch Caribbean Premier League 2017, live TV coverage, time in IST, live streaming
Caribbean Premier League’s fifth edition has reached its final stage. The two teams who will playing for the title have been decided and the final will take place on September 10, Sunday. Trinbago Knight Riders will take on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the final. It is a rematch of the first Qualifier which was won by the latter. Knight Riders beat Amazon Warriors in the Eliminator with ease to set up the match   Read More ...
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CPL reviews Pollard's no ball
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is reviewing the no-ball bowled by Kieron Pollard at the end of Sunday's match between Barbados Tridents and the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Kensington Oval in Barbados. Hero CPL, in a release this afternoon, said it is very concerned by suggestions that the action of a player could be considered to have brought the game or the league into disrepute   Read More ...
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Prayers go up as Irma barrels towards Leeward Islands
With Hurricane Irma strengthening into a Category 4 system, a Government ministry in St Kitts and Nevis has partnered with the Church to send prayers to God, asking for deliverance. Dr Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, has issued a statement in which he thanked the Church for interceding on behalf of the people. Harris said the religious community should be commended for the "strong, demonstrative partnership role that it continues to play at this time   Read More ...
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Future St Kitts-Nevis vaccine trials will follow FDA guidelines
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — The herpes vaccine company, whose offshore trial in St Kitts and Nevis sparked an ethics backlash, has promised that future testing will follow US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidelines. Rational Vaccines conducted a clinical trial for its herpes vaccine in St Kitts and Nevis in 2016 without oversight by the FDA or another traditional body   Read More ...
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CPL T20 finals this week
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Premier league (CPL) has announced the line-up for the final week of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League following the victory of the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots over the Barbados Tridents in the final group match of the season. CPL said the win by the Patriots means they will face the Trinbago Knight Riders in the play-off match on Tuesday, 5th September   Read More ...
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St Kitts Government launches probe into tests of a vaccine to cure herpes
BASSETERRE – The St Kitts-Nevis government says it has launched an investigation into the use of health facilities here to conduct tests of a vaccine to cure herpes saying it was unaware of the situation. “It has been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Health that certain clinical trials were being conducted in the Federation, with the support of Southern Illinois University in the United States of America (USA)   Read More ...
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St Kitts gov't says its unaware of Herpes cure tests
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (CMC) — The St Kitts-Nevis government says it has launched an investigation into the use of health facilities here to conduct tests of a vaccine to cure herpes saying it was unaware of the situation. “It has been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Health that certain clinical trials were being conducted in the Federation, with the support of Southern Illinois University in the United States of America (USA)   Read More ...
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Draw against St Kitts and Nevis was a wake-up call for us, says Stephen Constantine
The Indian football team ended their nine-match winning streak after ending the tie against St Kitts and Nevis in a 1-1 draw during their tri-nation series and coach Stephen Constantine has labelled this result as a wake-up call ahead of his team’s AFC Asian Cup Qualifier 2019 against Macau. “The game against St Kitts and Nevis was a wake-up call for us   Read More ...
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Stop the corruption, says former St Kitts-Nevis minister
Dwyer Astaphan By Ken Richards BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Former Cabinet minister, Dwyer Astaphan, has called for an end to corrupt practices in St Kitts and Nevis. “We have a lot of instances of corruption in this little county of ours. Not a today thing, an ongoing thing and it needs to be met face to face, full frontal and it needs to be stopped   Read More ...
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