St. Kitts and Nevis

  • OAS Secretary General Expresses his Gratitude to Saint Kitts and Nevis for Award in Education

    The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today sent a letter expressing his gratitude to the Minister of Education and Information of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Nigel Carty, for the award that the government official recently granted to the hemispheric institution for the support it provided in the area of education. “We are deeply…

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  • Court reserves judgement on whether to lift injunction granted to opposition

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC – A High Court judge has reserved judgment in a case in which the St. Kitts-Nevis government is seeking to lift an injunction granted to opposition legislators wanting to stop the implementation of proposed changes to the constituency boundaries ahead of the next general elections. Justice Darshan Ramdhani over the weekend said he would need a…

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  • St. Kitts wants CPL franchise

    St. Kitts and Nevis want to be a franchise holder for the 2014 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The government is currently installing floodlights at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium with the hope of creating the possibility for the island to host a franchise, reports CMC. Earlier this year, the Minister of Sports Glen Phillip, wrote a letter…

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  • CARIBBEAN-POLITICS-ST. Vincent PM speaks on political situation in St. Kitts

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is questioning on what grounds the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) or even the Commonwealth can intervene in the political situation in St. Kitts-Nevis. Opposition legislators have accused regional governments of remaining silent on the political stalemate in the twin-island Federation occasioned by the refusal to date of…

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  • ST. KITTS-POLITICS-Opposition concerned over silence by regional leaders to political situation

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 1, CMC – Opposition legislators say they are concerned at the continued silence of Caribbean leaders to the ongoing political situation in St. Kitts-Nevis and are warning of possible violence in the future. Leader of the main opposition People’s Action Movement (PAM), Shawn Richards, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that to date, none of the regional…

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  • Taiwanese President to visit St. Kitts-Nevis

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC – President of the Republic of China Ma Ying-jeou will pay a two-day State visit St. Kitts and Nevis as part of a Latin America and the Caribbean tour next month. A statement from the Taiwanese embassy here said that President Ma will arrive here on August 18 as part of his 12-day visit to allies…

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  • Government and opposition disagree on boundaries

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas has defended the decision to revisit the constituency boundaries even as opposition legislators claim he is seeking to gerrymander the electoral process. Prime Minister Douglas said that the Constitution of St. Kitts-Nevis provides for the revisiting of the boundaries every three to five years. He told radio listeners that the…

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  • Government extends tax concessions to first time home owners

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, , CMC – The St. Kitts-Nevis government says it will extend the tax concessions granted to first time home owners as its seeks to boost growth in the construction sector and stimulate the local economy. “Over the last two and a half years, government has extended the policy which was originally due to come to an end…

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  • SIDF sells shares to Swiss investor

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC – The state-owned Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) has sold its shares in a company involved in a resort project here for more than EC$50 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) to a Swiss investor, Information Minister Nigel Carty has announced. “The SIDF has indicated that it does not wish to be involved long-term in the…

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  • Opposition legislators say they will not give legitimacy to government

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC – Opposition legislators Wednesday said they will continue to boycott sittings of the National Assembly since they have no intention of providing legitimacy to the Denzil Douglas administration. The six opposition legislators, claiming to be the “united elected majority” stayed away from parliament which approved an amendment to the National Assembly Election Act that Prime Minister…

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