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Astaphan urges Gov't to ensure VAT removal benefits consumers

Astaphan urges Gov't to ensure VAT removal benefits consumers

Sunday 29th March, 2015 Hits:44 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Former government Dwyer Astaphan while lauding the government’s decision to remove value added tax (VAT) from all food items, medicines and funeral expenses, says it should ensure the intended relief benefits the consumer. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris announced last week that the VAT removal will take effect April 7th, 2015. Speaking on WINN FM’s The Bigger Picture on Sunday with Ken Richards, Mr. Astaphan was asked whether he thinks the business community has been given enough time to adjust to the new measure. Meanwhile, Mr. Astaphan was asked how government could balance the need to...

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Stem Cell Research and Treatment Facility to be established in St. Kitts

Stem Cell Research and Treatment Facility to be established in St. Kitts

Sunday 29th March, 2015 Hits:51 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Plans are in the works to establish a stem cell research and treatment center in St. Kitts in the near future. The plans were make public at a press conference organized by the St. Kitts biomedical Research Foundation following the Foundation’s Strategy Conference on Reverse Aging Treatments held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort in the presence of several international scientists and stem cell research experts. The plan is to have established at Christophe Harbor, a Luxury Health and Wellness Spa to deliver stem cell treatments to reverse the failure of the body’s own stem cells...

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SKN Nationals can travel to Brazil without a visa

SKN Nationals can travel to Brazil without a visa

Saturday 28th March, 2015 Hits:815 Local Staff Writer

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Holders of a St. Kitts and Nevis passport can now travel to Brazil without needing a visa. The Government announced Friday in a press release that visa waiver agreement was signed on January 20, 2015 and came into effect on March 7, 2015.  The agreement states that citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis bearing national valid passports shall be exempt from visa requirements to enter, leave, transit through and stay in the territory of the Federative Republic of Brazil, for purposes of tourism or business, for a period not exceeding 90 (ninety) days, renewable for an...

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Canadian athlete drowns in St. Kitts

Canadian athlete drowns in St. Kitts

Saturday 28th March, 2015 Hits:892 Local Sourced Information

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Canadian runner Daundre Barnaby has died in a swimming accident at a national team training camp in St. Kitts. Athletics Canada says he was swimming recreationally with teammates when he disappeared. Rob Guy, chief executive officer of Athletics Canada, said Barnaby was "an outstanding athlete and an even better young man." "This is such a sad and profound loss," he said in a statement. A 400-metre specialist from Brampton, Ont., Barnaby was born in St. Ann, Jamaica. He became a Canadian citizen in 2012 and competed for Canada at the London Olympics that same year. He last represented Canada at...

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Tech Report: St. Kitts and Nevis Targeted by “Microsoft Tech Support” Scam

Tech Report: St. Kitts and Nevis Targeted by “Microsoft Tech Support” Scam

Friday 27th March, 2015 Hits:1260 Local Sourced Information

  St. Kitts and Nevis Targeted by “Microsoft Tech Support” Scam Reports are circulating that residential Internet users in the Federation are receiving phone calls from persons claiming to be calling from Microsoft. The caller attempts to convince the computer user that their computer is infected by some “malware”, and requests remote access to the computer to remove the illicit programs and secure the computer. Having gained access to the device, the caller usually, tampers around and further compromises the security and integrity of the system. There have also been instances of users being locked out of their device, and their computer being...

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PRESS RELEASES

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OAS Thanks St. Kitts-Nevis For Successful MOAS

Saturday 28th March, 2015 Hits:212 Press Releases Sourced Information

OAS Thanks St. Kitts-Nevis For Successful MOAS

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): Officials at the Organization of American States (OAS) have thanked the government of St. Kitts and...

New Judge Sworn Into The CCJ

Saturday 28th March, 2015 Hits:193 Press Releases Sourced Information

New Judge Sworn Into The CCJ

(CCJ) The Honourable Mme. Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee was sworn in as Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) earlier today...

PM Assures Support For Tourism Developments

Friday 27th March, 2015 Hits:393 Press Releases Sourced Information

PM Assures Support For Tourism Developments

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 27, 2015 (SKNIS): In a meeting with Beijing based development company, Gateway Real Estate, Prime Minister...

Visa Waiver Agreement between the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Federative Republic of Brazil

Friday 27th March, 2015 Hits:313 Press Releases Sourced Information

Visa Waiver Agreement between the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Federative Republic of Brazil

(Ministry Of Foreign Affairs) The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is pleased to communicate that nationals of St. Kitts...

Council of OECS Ministers of Trade to hold inaugural meeting in Saint Lucia

Friday 27th March, 2015 Hits:297 Press Releases Sourced Information

Council of OECS Ministers of Trade to hold inaugural meeting in Saint Lucia

On Monday March 30, 2015, the OECS Commission will be hosting the First Meeting of the Council of Ministers of...

REGIONAL

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Suriname denies nationals supporting ISIS

Saturday 28th March, 2015 Hits:206 Regional Sourced Information

Suriname denies nationals supporting ISIS

(Jamaica Observer) PARAMARIBO, Suriname  – The Director of the Bureau for National Security (BNV), Melvin Linscheer, has denied reports that...

Roselyn Alleyne: "No Truth To The Rape Talk"

Saturday 28th March, 2015 Hits:189 Regional Sourced Information

Roselyn Alleyne: "No Truth To The Rape Talk"

(Trinidad Guardian) Roselyn Alleyne, the mother of People’s National Movement leader Dr Keith Rowley’s son, Garth, is claiming that an...

A Proposal To Collapse LIAT

Saturday 28th March, 2015 Hits:220 Regional Sourced Information

A Proposal To Collapse LIAT

(Antigua Observer) A proposal to collapse Liat, and from its ashes form a new carrier solely owned by the Barbados,...

SPORTS

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CARIFTA Game Tickets On Sale

Friday 27th March, 2015 Hits:323 Sports Sourced Information

CARIFTA Game Tickets On Sale

The St. Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association is pleased to announce that ticket sales for the 2015 CARIFTA Games scheduled...

Australia beat India to reach final

Friday 27th March, 2015 Hits:298 Sports Sourced Information

Australia beat India to reach final

(Antigua Observer) Australia powered into the World Cup final with a 95-run victory over defending champions India in Sydney. Steve Smith...

Nike gives controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin sponsorship deal

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:435 Sports Sourced Information

Nike gives controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin sponsorship deal

(Antigua Observer) Controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin has been given a new sponsorship deal by US sportswear giant Nike. The 33-year-old American...

BUSINESS

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IMF concludes mission to Bahamas

Saturday 28th March, 2015 Hits:182 Business Sourced Information

IMF concludes mission to Bahamas

(Caribbean News Now) NASSAU, Bahamas -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Wendell Samuel visited The Bahamas from...

Barbados regulators outline 14 conditions for Lime/Flow merger

Saturday 28th March, 2015 Hits:210 Business Sourced Information

Barbados regulators outline 14 conditions for Lime/Flow merger

(Trinidad Guardian) The Barbados Fair Trade Commission approved the merger of Cable and Wireless Communications (LIME) and Columbus International (FLOW)...

Digicel Reportedly Downsizing In Caribbean And Central America

Friday 27th March, 2015 Hits:305 Business Sourced Information

Digicel Reportedly Downsizing In Caribbean And Central America

(Jamaica Gleaner) Digicel is reportedly downsizing in the Caribbean and Central America. Approximately 1,300 Jamaicans are employed to Digicel in Jamaica. In...

ENTERTAINMENT

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Two new accusers say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them

Saturday 28th March, 2015 Hits:213 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Two new accusers say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them

(Reuters) - Two more women came forward on Friday accusing veteran comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them...

Line Up Of Nevis Blues Festival

Friday 27th March, 2015 Hits:313 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Line Up Of Nevis Blues Festival

More details of the lineup have been announced for the first edition of the Nevis Blues festival running April 16-18 at...

'American Idol'-Like Talent Competition App Launches

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:375 Entertainment News Sourced Information

'American Idol'-Like Talent Competition App Launches

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For anyone who's ever dreamed of being on "American Idol" or "The Voice" as a performer...

TECH NEWS

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WINN Tech report: SKN Download speed ranks amongst the lowest

Monday 23rd March, 2015 Hits:1168 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN Tech report: SKN Download speed ranks amongst the lowest

St. Lucia Invests in Technology Sector Trainers from across St. Lucia, were invited to register for the opportunity to make their...

WINN Tech Roundup: Columbus, C&W Deal Hits Snag in Trinidad

Saturday 14th March, 2015 Hits:1761 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN Tech Roundup: Columbus, C&W Deal Hits Snag in Trinidad

  Caribbean Science Foundation Opens Applications for SPISE The Caribbean Science Foundation is inviting applications from Students, Teaching Assistance and Instructors for...

Winn FM Tech Round Up: Digicel, Viber and more

Wednesday 11th March, 2015 Hits:1634 Tech News Sourced Information

Winn FM Tech Round Up: Digicel, Viber and more

Canadian Military Provides Tech Training to Regional Defence Forces Some sixteen representatives from defence forces from from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados,...

WINN FM Weekend Tech Round Up For Weekend of Feb 27th

Saturday 28th February, 2015 Hits:1737 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN FM Weekend Tech Round Up For Weekend of Feb 27th

  Lenovo Laptops Infected with Malware at Source In an era where every day the world is rocked by a new internet...

WINN's Caribbean Tech Round Up

Thursday 26th February, 2015 Hits:1753 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN's Caribbean Tech Round Up

This is the WINN FM Caribbean Technology Round Up for the weekend of 20th February 2015.   The Government of T&T Bolsters...