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Strong earthquake jolts St Kitts

Strong earthquake jolts St Kitts

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 jolted St Kitts and Nevis early Monday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Unit said the tremor was recorded at 1:23 a.m. (local time) at Latitude 17.48 N, Longitude 61.20 W and a depth of 10 km. “It’s the strongest I […]

ST KITTS –– Gunmen attack home of Deputy PM

ST KITTS –– Gunmen attack home of Deputy PM

BASSETERRE – No one has yet been charged – and no possible motive revealed by police – after gunmen carried out an attack at the home of Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards last Friday morning. While media reports indicated that police had picked up several people for questioning, they were released and investigations into the […]

ST KITTS/NEVIS – Robbers steal ATM

ST KITTS/NEVIS – Robbers steal ATM

BASSETERRE – Thieves on the island of Nevis have confounded police after stealing an entire ATM at the Vance Amory Airport and making a similar attempt at another location. St Kitts/Nevis National Bank officials reported early Wednesday afternoon that the ATM, which was located just outside the arrivals hall of the airport, was stolen. According to […]

St Kitts govt denies unauthorised stem cell project

St Kitts govt denies unauthorised stem cell project

BASSETERRE –– Minister of State with responsibility healthcare, Wendy Phipps has denied that a stem cell research project is being undertaken at a hospital in St Kitts and Nevis and that the country’s chief medical officer (CMO) was forced into retirement last week because he spoke out about it. “I wish to state categorically that neither […]

St Kitts – Regional governments criticized over Commonwealth nominees

BASSETERRE –– Commonwealth Caribbean governments have been criticized for their apparent failure to unite behind one candidate for the post of secretary general of the Commonwealth. Antiguan-based analyst Arvel Grant said that instead of publicly quarrelling over three candidates, the leaders should have taken a much more professional approach. “It just started very badly from […]

St Kitts-Nevis – Boycott

BASSETERRE –– Former prime minister and leader of the Labour Party, Dr Denzil Douglas, says members of the opposition opted to boycott today’s opening of the new parliament. “As a serious step towards demonstrating the disgust of the people of this country with the indecency, disrespect, and dishonour committed to date by this government, the parliamentary […]

Minister assures horticulture industry of support

Minister assures horticulture industry of support

The theme for the Barbados Orchid Society Exhibition this year is Orchids cahn dun, and Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick wants that to be more than just a refrain. He said last night that he envisioned Barbados’ production of the flowers becoming the hallmark of the horticulture industry and locally bred orchids being as […]

St Kitts – Ex-PM threatens to sue over Facebook posts

BASSETERRE –– Lawyers for former prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas are demanding an apology and significant sums in damages from people who used the social media to claim that the United States had revoked the visa of their client ahead of the last general election. Pre-action protocol letters have already been sent to two people […]

Team Unity it is!

Team Unity it is!

Voters in this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country denied Prime Minister Dr  Denzil Douglas the opportunity of becoming the first regional leader to win five consecutive general elections; and instead voted in Team Unity, an amalgam of three opposition parties, to form the next government in St Kitts-Nevis. The process was, however, mired in controversy when […]

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