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“I wasn’t leaving Sandy Point without that crown”…says Miss Black San’ 2015

“I wasn’t leaving Sandy Point without that crown”…says Miss Black San’ 2015


BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – THIS morning (Mar. 30) Felicia Silcott showed up for work as usual, but her accomplishments last evening are still very fresh in her mind as she took her ‘A-game’ to the 2015 Lime Miss Black San’ Swimsuit competition and overwhelmingly outperformed her competitors to win the crown. Silcott, who is no …

VAT removal receives local and regional attention


Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 30, 2015 (SKNIS): The promise of economic relief for the citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis by the government of national unity is coming to fruition as Value Added Tax (VAT) will be taken off of all food, medicine and funeral expenses effective April 07, 2015. “Not only will this ease …

OAS Thanks St. Kitts-Nevis for Successful MOAS

OAS Thanks St. Kitts-Nevis for Successful MOAS


Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 27, 2015 (SKNIS) — Officials at the Organization of American States (OAS) have thanked the government of St. Kitts and Nevis and several private entities for the close partnership that resulted in a successful 33rd Model OAS General Assembly for Universities of the Hemisphere. Yadira Soto, Senior Advisor to the OAS …

Venezuela Provides Funds to Help Compensate Former Sugar Workers

Venezuela Provides Funds to Help Compensate Former Sugar Workers


St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Team Unity administration disclosed Monday that it had enlisted the help of Venezuela meet the shortfall in the compensation package that had been given by the former administration to the country’s former sugar workers. A cheque for EC$16 million was handed over to Prime Minister Timothy Harris at Government …

Astaphan: Controversial Land for Debt Swap Policy Likely to be Reversed

Astaphan: Controversial Land for Debt Swap Policy Likely to be Reversed


St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The new administration is likely to reverse the controversial land for debt policy introduced by former prime minister Denzel Douglas, according to Operation Rescue’s Dwyer Astaphan. He says one solution could be using funds from the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation – SIDF – to pay the National Bank the significant …

Tradewinds 2015: Testing National Security and Emergency Response Resources

Tradewinds 2015: Testing National Security and Emergency Response Resources


Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 27, 2015 (SKNIS):  The St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force  (SKNDF) is forging ahead with preparations for hosting “Phase 1” of the United States-sponsored Regional Security Force training exercise dubbed Tradewinds.  This is designed to make the waters off St. Kitts and Nevis the Operations Area (OA) for the Maritime Phase. Tradewinds which …

SKNFA Premier League Result

SKNFA Premier League Result


Result Of SKNFA National Bank Premier League Match Played On Friday 27th At The Warner Park Stadium: SOL Island Auto Conaree 2 vs. Fast Cash SPD United 0 (Half Time 1 – 0) Scoring for SOL Island Auto Conaree Jayan Duncan 25th minute Kishorne Ward 59th minute Yellow Cards Oliver Cromwell (SPD) 339th minute Kadeem …

Christophe Harbour Making Waves

Christophe Harbour Making Waves


Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 26, 2015 (SKNIS): The addition of Christophe Harbour as part of St. Kitts and Nevis’ tourism product has proved to be successful as approximately 150 yachts have docked at its berths since its opening on February 14, 2015. This marks a significant milestone for St. Kitts as it ventures into the …

Forging Ahead

Forging Ahead


Change descended on Church Street, Basseterre in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday February, 17 2015. The pulse of the people, particularly those residing at home, was a tell-tale sign that the near twenty year old tenure of the Dr. Denzil Douglas led St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party had become woefully despised. Poll …

Strengthened Presence Of Nevis Experts At UNESCO


Ambassador David Doyle, St. Kitts-Nevis’ Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, could not have asked for a happier coincidence last week. Two senior Nevis experts associated UNESCO activities – one in education and another in information society – are currently deployed at UNESCO HQ in Paris – at the same time. He called upon them both to …

ECLAC Is Assisting The Subregion In Identifying Caribbean SDGs


THE international community will adopt new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a Special Summit of the United Nations on Sustainable Development scheduled for September 2015 in New York. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters is strongly supporting the regional effort to identify among these SDGs, those representing the most …

International Women’s Resource Network Press Release


The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) strongly condemns statements made by a Government Minister in Trinidad and Tobago, which suggest that the country’s Honourable Opposition Leader is an offspring of rape. According to the IWRN’s President, Sandrine Rattan “sensitive issues such as rape and domestic violence should not be popularized in the public domain unless …