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Advocacy group petitions to CARICOM to resist international pressure and maintain human rights

Advocacy group petitions to CARICOM to resist international pressure and maintain human rights

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:142 Local Andre Huie

  St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): An advocacy group in Jamaica has petitioned to Caricom leaders to “take a stand on matter of fundamental human rights.” The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) this week submitted a petition with support of 1286 churches and civil society organizations said to represent hundreds of thousands individuals within CARICOM and 80 other countries calling on the leadership of the region to stand firm against international pressures to abolish certain human principles. These include matters of homosexuality and abortion among others. Philippa Davies, advocacy officer with JCHS told WINN Thursday that though this petition...

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PM Says Government Will Not Rush Appointment of New Police Commissioner

PM Says Government Will Not Rush Appointment of New Police Commissioner

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:455 Local Toni Frederick

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris says the government will not rush the appointment of a new Police Commissioner. “Some have expressed some concern that it’s an Acting Commissioner of Police, we want to confirm the Commissioner of Police, that is the government’s decision, and the people have given the government the opportunity to make a clear determination.  We…are not so much concerned about ranks in the police as we are about results in the police, results being delivered by the police” the Prime Minister said, addressing the National Assembly this week.   “Indeed, when there was a...

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Patriots vow to help develop cricket in St. Kitts and Nevis

Patriots vow to help develop cricket in St. Kitts and Nevis

Thursday 2nd July, 2015 Hits:480 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Can the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and more specifically the St. Kitts Nevis Patriots franchise help revive the sport of cricket in St. Kitts? That was a question posed to members of the Patriots team at a get together between some of the players and some thirty students from three primary schools at the Warner Park Thursday morning. Patriots Team Manager Richard Berridge addressed the question posed by a teacher at the Dr. William Connor Primary school. “From a franchise standpoint, we have a lot of plans in terms of development. This is our first...

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Is the average person benefiting from economic growth?

Is the average person benefiting from economic growth?

Thursday 2nd July, 2015 Hits:345 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Are nationals and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis experiencing the reported 6% economic growth the international Monetary Fund (IMF) recorded each of the last two years? Ms Judith Gold of the International Monetary Fund is of the view that some persons may experience much of this growth and others may not. It depends on the sectors they are involved in and also income distribution, she noted.  Ms. Gold says the gains from economic growth are not evenly distributed. While the construction sector for examples has seen growth, workers in tourism have not seen any real...

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ECCB Governor calls for structural changes in financial institutions, private sector

ECCB Governor calls for structural changes in financial institutions, private sector

Thursday 2nd July, 2015 Hits:353 Local Andre Huie

  St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Financial institutions in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) must undergo structural changes if there is to be an improvement in access to credit. That’s according to Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central bank Sir Dwight Venner. The governor was asked recently what can be done to help improve access to credit for businesses within the ECCU.  The Central bank governor said the private sector must also remodel itself in order to capitalize on opportunities of funding for their projects. In the meantime, Sir Dwight commented on the issue of reduction in interest rates in the...

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Nevis Tourism Authority's Nevis Mango and Food Festival commences later today

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:69 Press Releases Sourced Information

Nevis Tourism Authority's Nevis Mango and Food Festival commences later today

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (July 03, 2015) -- Activities for the Nevis Tourism Authority's (NTA) Nevis Mango and Food Festival will...

PM Harris Highlights Ongoing Initiatives In National Security

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:50 Press Releases Sourced Information

PM Harris Highlights Ongoing Initiatives In National Security

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): During remarks at a sitting of the St. Kitts and Nevis Parliament on Tuesday (June 30),...

Recruiting And Civilianization Will Put More "Boots" On The Beat

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:72 Press Releases Sourced Information

Recruiting And Civilianization Will Put More "Boots" On The Beat

  Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): As the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force charts the way forward, ensuring the human...

Amory Says Labour Laws Will Underpin All Actions

Thursday 2nd July, 2015 Hits:86 Press Releases Sourced Information

Amory Says Labour Laws Will Underpin All Actions

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): Employers and employees have been promised that the Department of Labour is committed to improving conditions...

CARICOM Ambassadors Met with His Excellency Andres Navarro Garcia, Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic

Thursday 2nd July, 2015 Hits:79 Press Releases Sourced Information

CARICOM Ambassadors Met with  His Excellency Andres Navarro Garcia, Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic

(MFA) –  Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic H.E. Andres Navarro Garcia on Tuesday, 30th June 2015 addressed The Permanent...

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Venezuela’s Claims On Guyana Have Dire Implications For Region – Granger Tells CARICOM

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:79 Regional Sourced Information

Venezuela’s Claims On Guyana Have Dire Implications For Region – Granger Tells CARICOM

(Kaieteur News) Venezuela’s aggression towards Guyana has dire implications for the entire region, Head of State, David Granger, told top...

Packed Agenda For CARICOM Summit

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:52 Regional Sourced Information

Packed Agenda For CARICOM Summit

(Caribbean News Now) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  -- When Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders started their 36th regular summit in Barbados on Thursday,...

Police, protesters clash in Netherlands over death of Caribbean man after arrest

Thursday 2nd July, 2015 Hits:128 Regional Sourced Information

Police, protesters clash in Netherlands over death of Caribbean man after arrest

(Reuters) Violence broke out in The Hague on Monday as police clashed with protesters demonstrating against the death of a...

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St Kitts and Nevis table tennis team departs for Caribbean TT Championship in Martinique

Saturday 4th July, 2015 Hits:35 Sports Sourced Information

St Kitts and Nevis table tennis team departs for Caribbean TT Championship in Martinique

The St Kitts and Nevis contingent left on Thursday 2nd July 2015 for Martinique to represent the Federation at the...

Bravura Dustin Brown display sends Rafael Nadal crashing out of Wimbledon

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:76 Sports Sourced Information

Bravura Dustin Brown display sends Rafael Nadal crashing out of Wimbledon

(The Guardian) Rafael Nadal was knocked out of Wimbledon in the first week for the third time in four years,...

T&T officially upgraded to Olympic 4x1 silver

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:72 Sports Sourced Information

T&T officially upgraded to Olympic 4x1 silver

(Trinidad Express) It’s official! The 2012 Olympic Games men’s 4x100 metres silver medal goes to Trinidad and Tobago. “This is bitter-sweet,”...

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Tortuga Rum Cakes Makes Inroads via US Shopping Channel

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:56 Business Sourced Information

Tortuga Rum Cakes Makes Inroads via US Shopping Channel

(Jamaica Observer) TORTUGA Rum Cakes continues to make inroads into the US market via a prime position on the popular...

Puerto Rico Governor: Creditors Should Help Solve Crisis

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:46 Business Sourced Information

Puerto Rico Governor: Creditors Should Help Solve Crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor said Thursday that creditors are responsible for helping the U.S. island...

Preliminary ruling from Caricom Competition Commission: Probe CWC/Columbus merger

Thursday 2nd July, 2015 Hits:91 Business Sourced Information

Preliminary ruling from Caricom Competition Commission: Probe CWC/Columbus merger

(Trinidad Guardian) The Caricom Competition Commission says there are grounds for an investigation of the US$3 billion acquisition of Columbus...

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Won't Face Felony Charges Over UCLA Scuffle

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:54 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Won't Face Felony Charges Over UCLA Scuffle

(People) Sean "Diddy" Combs won't face felony assault and battery charges stemming from his dispute with a UCLA football coach...

Thicke: Distracted By Failing Marriage During Music Case

Thursday 2nd July, 2015 Hits:91 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Thicke: Distracted By Failing Marriage During Music Case

NEW YORK (AP) -- Robin Thicke says the deposition for the "Blurred Lines" case took a backseat to his crumbling...

Trump's Miss USA pageant finds new broadcaster after NBC drops show

Thursday 2nd July, 2015 Hits:75 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Trump's Miss USA pageant finds new broadcaster after NBC drops show

(Reuters) The independent U.S. cable network REELZ will telecast the Miss USA pageant on July 12, the company announced on...

TECH NEWS

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CTR # 27: Open Data, Presents Wealth Creation Opportunities

Saturday 27th June, 2015 Hits:229 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 27: Open Data, Presents Wealth Creation Opportunities

  That's the view of Jamaican Min. of State for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining,  Julian Robinson. The minister was speaking...

CTR # 26: Deloitte Tells Business Leaders, “Deal with Digital Disruption”

Monday 22nd June, 2015 Hits:276 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 26: Deloitte Tells Business Leaders, “Deal with Digital Disruption”

That was the message delivered last week by Digital Practice Lead for consultancy firm Deloitte, at the Digital Disruption And...

CTR # 25: Not Enough Focus on Online Security

Friday 12th June, 2015 Hits:500 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 25: Not Enough Focus on Online Security

Not Enough Focus on Online Security  The threats to their security online are real but, Caribbean nations are still not doing...

CTR # 24: St. Kitts and Nevis Participates in OECS e-Payments Forum

Saturday 6th June, 2015 Hits:488 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 24: St. Kitts and Nevis Participates in OECS e-Payments Forum

St. Kitts and Nevis Participates in OECS e-Payments Forum Rodney Bay, St. Lucia was the venue for the Competitive Business Unit's...

CTR # 23: St. Kitts and Nevis Competes in Regional Hackathon

Friday 29th May, 2015 Hits:771 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 23: St. Kitts and Nevis Competes in Regional Hackathon

St. Kitts and Nevis Competes in Regional Hackathon  Last week, we reported how students of Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College in Basseterre...