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Friday 24th March 2017

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St. Kitts and Nevis Imposes Ban on Brazilian Meat Products

LK Hewlett

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); The National Agriculture, Health & Food Safety Advisory Committee on Friday (Mar 24) announced the decision to impose a temporary ban on the importation of all animal and animal products from Brazil into the federation, and to remove all corned beef imported from and originating in Brazil from sale. The Committee, comprised of the Ministry of...

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Sir Probyn Laid To Rest

Ken Richards

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): With full military honours, former governor of the Federation Sir Probyn Inniss was laid to rest on Thursday. The very large congregation at the Methodist Church signaled just how revered the former head of state, lawyer, historian and preacher was. The tributes have been many, including that of family friend Val Henry. “Another admiration I had for him...

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US Advisory Against Federation’s CBI Still In Effect

Ken Richards

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The United States has welcomed the efforts made by St Kitts and Nevis to tighten its Citizenship by Investment programme, and is working with the federation to make the programme a model one, according to Bridgetown-based US Ambassador Linda Taglialatela. She is indicating however, that a May 2014 FINCEN advisory from the US Treasury that targeted...

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PM Harris: PLP Has Bright Future Ahead Despite “Distractions”

Ken Richards

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Despite warnings of possible legal action and continuing calls for campaign funds allegedly unaccounted for to be, the leader of the Peoples Labour Party, Prime Minister Timothy Harris says the PLP has a bright future.  The PLP is the smallest of the three parties forming the Team Unity coalition government. Its chairman Douglas Wattley, General Secretary Clecton...

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US Brands Eastern Caribbean Countries “A Transit Point For Drug Traffickers”

LK Hewlett

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The US State Department has labeled the Eastern Caribbean as a “transit point for drug traffickers going to the United States and Europe”. According to the US State Department International Narcotics Control Strategy Report released in March, the Eastern Caribbean hosts abundant transshipment points for illicit narcotics, primarily from Venezuela destined for North American, European and...

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