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St. Kitts and Nevis Passes Controversial Banking Act

St. Kitts and Nevis Passes Controversial Banking Act

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:91 Local Clive Bacchus

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  The House of Assembly at close to 3:15 Wednesday, after two days of debate, passed into law without amendment, the Banking Bill 2015 which seeks to reform the region's banking sector to give more regulatory muscle to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB ). Critics of the Act have expressed concern that only the ECCB will determine whether a license is granted, can revoke that license , veto the appointment of directors, and will command the proceeds of the annual license, thus removing control of the banking sector  from the Finance Ministers of individual territories.  Speaking in...

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NIOSH Report on BHS Inconclusive

NIOSH Report on BHS Inconclusive

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:159 Local Toni Frederick

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Results of recent scientific tests at the Basseterre High School campus by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) were inconclusive, WINN FM has learned. WINN FM understands that like the 2014 report from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), NIOSH was unable to identify a specific cause for a series of like health symptoms that plagued some staff and students for over three years that pointed to an environmental issue. While no soil testing was done as recommended, WINN has learned that the report notes that as the school was unoccupied for several months...

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Liburd: Water Supply Issues Further Affected by Weekend Fires

Liburd: Water Supply Issues Further Affected by Weekend Fires

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:49 Local Clive Bacchus

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  There were early morning showers Wednesday but officials are urging consumers to conserve water in the face of an extensive dry spell.  Minister of Public Infrastructure Ian Patches Liburd reported to Parliament Tuesday that a brush fire in Basseterre on Sunday had also affected the distribution  and transmission services to  consumers in Half Moon Bay, Southeast Peninsula water, Frigate Bay and Basseterre.  He urged consumers to contact the Water Services department  to have concerns addressed.  Minister Liburd also spoke about challenges in the electricity sector.  The Utilities Minister said government was moving to deal with the debt and...

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Wickham Questions Labour Party Strategy

Wickham Questions Labour Party Strategy

Wednesday 29th July, 2015 Hits:257 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  The strategy of the St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party Opposition is being questioned by political analyst and pollster Peter Wickham.  According to Mr. Wickham, the party and its leader are under the impression that they did not really lose the February 16th General Election and the Team Unity Government will not last for five years.  “The style of opposition suggests to me that the Labour Party is convinced that they did not lose the election, the Labour Party is convinced that they have done nothing wrong, and the Labour Party is convinced that the best way...

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Opposition Accuses Government of Deliberately Delaying Banking Bill

Opposition Accuses Government of Deliberately Delaying Banking Bill

Wednesday 29th July, 2015 Hits:190 Local Ken Richards

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  The Team Unity Administration was accused Tuesday of delaying bringing to Parliament the ECCB Banking Act of the sub-region. Opposition Senator Nigel Carty told the National Assembly that the alleged delay was deliberate, because the government wanted to first put in place Board Members of the National Bank. According to Senator Carty, the membership of the new board of the bank in at least case, one goes against the Banking Act intended to provide harmonized legislation to police the banking system in the OECS sub-region. He accused the government of having appointed as a Board Member, an individual...

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Banking Bill 2015 To Safeguard OECS Member States

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:16 Press Releases Sourced Information

Banking Bill 2015 To Safeguard OECS Member States

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS):  Government Senator Honourable Wendy Phipps, has described the Banking Bill 2015 as vital, as it seeks...

Senor Minister Amory Welcomes Banking Reforms

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:16 Press Releases Sourced Information

Senor Minister Amory Welcomes Banking Reforms

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 30, 2015 (SKNIS): Senior Minister in the Federal Cabinet of St. Kitts and Nevis and Premier...

Regional Judges Explores Improved Access To Justice

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:21 Press Releases Sourced Information

Regional Judges Explores Improved Access To Justice

  Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS):  Members of the Judicial Education Institute (JEI) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) are presently...

FLOW Football App For Barclays Premier League Caribbean Fans

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:27 Press Releases Sourced Information

FLOW Football App For Barclays Premier League Caribbean Fans

It’s another big win for Barclays Premier League (BPL) Caribbean fans, as Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W) unveils an exciting new...

Budding Winning Artists Receive Prizes From Dept. of Youth and Sport's Art Contest

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:23 Press Releases Sourced Information

 Budding Winning Artists Receive Prizes From Dept. of Youth and Sport's Art Contest

CHARLESTOWN NEVIS  -- Four students on Nevis were awarded for their winning submissions in the Department of Youth and Sport's,...

REGIONAL

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Memo Leak To Destabalize T&T?

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:31 Regional Sourced Information

Memo Leak To Destabalize T&T?

(Trinidad Express) Who leaked a confidential memo from the Special Branch head to “All Field Section”, stating information had been...

T&T: Senior Guards Under Scrutiny

Wednesday 29th July, 2015 Hits:66 Regional Sourced Information

T&T: Senior Guards Under Scrutiny

(Trinidad Guardian) Prisoners Allan “Scanny” Martin, Hassan Atwell and Christopher Selby allegedly brokered a million-dollar deal with senior prison officers...

UPP Demands AG Give Up All Portfolios

Wednesday 29th July, 2015 Hits:58 Regional Sourced Information

UPP Demands AG Give Up All Portfolios

(Antigua Observer) The country’s main opposition, United Progressive Party (UPP) has strongly rejected Immigration Minister Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin’s  proposal to...

SPORTS

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Fraser-Pryce May Double At World Champs

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:16 Sports Sourced Information

Fraser-Pryce May Double At World Champs

(Jamaica Gleaner) REIGNING OLYMPIC and World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may very well also compete in the 200m at next...

Regional Women’s Tournament Opens On August 6

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:9 Sports Sourced Information

Regional Women’s Tournament Opens On August 6

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Holders Jamaica will face Barbados at Exchange in the central community of Couva, when the Regional...

Tom Brady: "I Did Nothing Wrong In Deflategate"

Wednesday 29th July, 2015 Hits:56 Sports Sourced Information

Tom Brady: "I Did Nothing Wrong In Deflategate"

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate, writing Wednesday...

BUSINESS

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CAL, Emirates Sign Key Deal

Thursday 30th July, 2015 Hits:24 Business Sourced Information

CAL, Emirates Sign Key Deal

(Trinidad NewsdaY) STATE-owned Caribbean Airlines announced that it has signed a key new interline deal with United Arab Emirates-based airline,...

World Bank Funds Jamaica

Wednesday 29th July, 2015 Hits:47 Business Sourced Information

World Bank Funds Jamaica

(Jamaica Observer) WASHINGTON, United States – The World Bank is providing a US$ 6.8 million grant to help Jamaica improve...

IMF's Lagarde: World Economy Fragile, Faces Downside Risks

Wednesday 29th July, 2015 Hits:48 Business Sourced Information

IMF's Lagarde: World Economy Fragile, Faces Downside Risks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some...

ENTERTAINMENT

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Destra rocks Nevis

Tuesday 28th July, 2015 Hits:91 Entertainment News Ken Richards

Destra rocks Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Rocking the crowd and hurling commands at her fans that immediately obeyed is a given...

Joe Jackson, Patriarch Of Musical Jackson Family, Suffers A Stroke

Tuesday 28th July, 2015 Hits:70 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Joe Jackson, Patriarch Of Musical Jackson Family, Suffers A Stroke

(Huffington Post) RIO DE JANEIRO  — A Brazilian hospital says Joe Jackson — the father of the late Michael Jackson...

Ram, Edwin Rule

Tuesday 28th July, 2015 Hits:64 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Ram, Edwin Rule

(Nation News) Peter Ram came to the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park yesterday wuk-up ready and from...

TECH NEWS

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CTR # 31: Jamaican Minister of Finance Promotes Crowdfunding

Sunday 26th July, 2015 Hits:162 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 31: Jamaican Minister of Finance Promotes Crowdfunding

Jamaican Minister of Finance Promotes Crowdfunding While attending a United Nations Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last week,...

CTR # 30: ECCB Spearheads Business Think Tank & Hackathon

Saturday 18th July, 2015 Hits:303 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 30: ECCB Spearheads Business Think Tank & Hackathon

With a number of Eastern Caribbean Currency Union member states facing high youth unemployment and stubbornly low economic growth numbers,...

CTR # 29: Bitcoin Caribbean Facebook Group Established

Friday 10th July, 2015 Hits:395 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 29: Bitcoin Caribbean Facebook Group Established

Bitcoin has long been shrouded in mystery, and regarded with suspicion if not completely associated with criminality. However, the technology  does have positive...

CTR # 28: Jamaica's Opposition Call for Security Audit

Saturday 4th July, 2015 Hits:502 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 28: Jamaica's Opposition Call for Security Audit

In the aftermath of the June 24th  cyber attacks on a number of the Jamaican Government websites, Dr. Andrew Wheatley,...

CTR # 27: Open Data, Presents Wealth Creation Opportunities

Saturday 27th June, 2015 Hits:670 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...