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Education Minister meets BHS parents

Education Minister meets BHS parents

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:172 Local Toni Frederick

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Minister of Education has committed to addressing concerns of Basseterre High School parents as the new school term approaches.  Deputy Principal of the BHS and President of the St. Kitts Teachers Union Ron Collins tells WINN FM that at a meeting Wednesday evening between the PTA and the Minister of Education, parents also expressed concern a new building that was constructed on the Basseterre High campus last year, that is set to be moved to the Washington Archibald High campus for use by BHS third formers. Arrangements to bring an end to the shift arrangement...

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Police initiative commended

Police initiative commended

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:152 Local Ken Richards

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): One recent victim of crime is calling for an increased police presence especially in rural parts of the country. The appeal comes amidst an initiative of the Police High Command to recruit retired and other former police officers to help swell the ranks of the police force to strengthen its crime fighting efforts. Meetings have already been held in St. Kitts and in Nevis with ex-police who appear keen on the idea. Former Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Liburd was at those meetings. There appears to be general support for the idea. Attorney Chesley Hamilton thinks...

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Three arrested for attacking police have been bailed

Three arrested for attacking police have been bailed

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:148 Local Ken Richards

  St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Three individuals arrested recently for allegedly attacking police officers have been bailed in the sum of $25,000 each. The three, an adult and two juveniles, are scheduled to make an appearance at the District “A” Magistrate’s court in October. They were arrested and charged following an August 16 incident which Winn FM reported the following day. Residents of Taylor’s Village were reported at the time to have reacted angrily at the alleged attack on two police officers at about 1pm Sunday August 16, as the officers were investigating a matter. One villager reported having witnessed the attack...

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Dominica devastated by TS Erika

Dominica devastated by TS Erika

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:177 Local Ken Richards

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Tropical Storm Erika unleashed severe flooding across Dominica on Thursday, triggering landslides that destroyed at least 20 homes.  "The situation is grim. It is dangerous," said Ian Pinard, Dominica's communications minister. About 80 percent of the island was without electricity, and water supply was cut off, authorities said. The main airport was closed due to flooding. Former broadcaster Mikey Bruney, a lawyer and magistrate, spoke to Winn FM at lunchtime Thursday, confirming that the situation on the island was grim. Tropical Storm Erika has brought deadly flooding to parts of the  Social media users posted video of a raging...

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Condolence messages flood Dominica

Condolence messages flood Dominica

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:477 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Condolences flood in for the people and government of Dominica at the devastation to that country due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika Thursday morning.  In a release from his office, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Timothy Harris said he contacted the Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerritt via telephone and letter noting that the people of St. Kitts and Nevis are saddened at the tragedy and the loss of lives, injuries sustained and the destruction of public infrastructure and personal property. He said prayers and thoughts are with the people...

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PRESS RELEASES

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OECS Commission mobilizing regional and global support to ease Dominica’s Crises following the passage of TS Erika

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:123 Press Releases Sourced Information

OECS Commission mobilizing regional and global support to ease Dominica’s Crises following the passage of TS Erika

The OECS Commission is mobilizing regional and international support to reduce Dominica’s plight as that country rebuilds after floods devastated...

Taiwan's NGOs Working at Home and Abroad

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:160 Press Releases Sourced Information

Taiwan's NGOs Working at Home and Abroad

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): One month after a media visit to the Republic of China (Taiwan), Grell Browne of the...

LIAT Travel Advisory: Dominica Flights Cancelled, Other Flights Re-routed

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:172 Press Releases Sourced Information

LIAT Travel Advisory: Dominica Flights Cancelled, Other Flights Re-routed

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT wishes to advise that all flights into and out of Dominica have been cancelled for...

National Disaster Coordinator, Carl Herbert, issues the following statement in the wake of the passage of Tropical Storm Erika

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:94 Press Releases Sourced Information

National Disaster Coordinator, Carl Herbert, issues the following statement in the wake of the passage of Tropical Storm Erika

  “We in St. Kitts and Nevis thank God for protection during the passage of our most recent tropical storm, Erika....

Island Provides News and Updates to Press at Exclusive Breakfast in Toronto

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:141 Press Releases Sourced Information

 Island Provides News and Updates to Press at Exclusive Breakfast in Toronto

Basseterre, St. Kitts (August 26, 2015) – The St. Kitts Tourism Authority shone the spotlight on St. Kitts yesterday morning...

REGIONAL

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Gypsy Sings On T&T PM

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:118 Regional Sourced Information

Gypsy Sings On T&T PM

(Trinidad Newsday) IT SEEMS Winston ‘Gypsy’ Peters is not taking his rejection by the United National Congress (UNC) all too...

Four dead in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika brings rain and floods

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:110 Regional Sourced Information

Four dead in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika brings rain and floods

(Caribbean News Now) MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Erika dumped almost nine inches of torrential rainfall on Dominica, causing widespread...

PM On Gypsy’s Departure: I Wish Him The Best

Wednesday 26th August, 2015 Hits:264 Regional Sourced Information

PM On Gypsy’s Departure: I Wish Him The Best

(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has wished former government minister Winston “Gypsy” Peters all the best in his future...

SPORTS

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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ dead at 58

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:106 Sports Sourced Information

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ dead at 58

(USA Today) Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted...

Bolt - You Don't Talk About My 200M Like That

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:77 Sports Sourced Information

Bolt - You Don't Talk About My 200M Like That

(Jamaica Observer) USAIN Bolt confirmed his superiority over Justin Gatlin, this time over 200m, to secure his second gold medal...

Bolt Strolls 19.95s Into 200m Final

Wednesday 26th August, 2015 Hits:308 Sports Sourced Information

Bolt Strolls 19.95s Into 200m Final

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica – Defending champion Usain Bolt ran a commanding 19.95 seconds to book his spot in the...

BUSINESS

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Bahamas credit rating downgraded in wake of resort bankruptcy

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:158 Business Sourced Information

Bahamas credit rating downgraded in wake of resort bankruptcy

(Caribbean News Now) NASSAU, Bahamas -- International ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) on Wednesday downgraded The Bahamas’ credit rating...

Some DISH Channels Go Dark Due To Spat With Their Owner

Wednesday 26th August, 2015 Hits:167 Business Sourced Information

Some DISH Channels Go Dark Due To Spat With Their Owner

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dish said Wednesday that 129 local stations in 79 different markets have gone dark for its...

JetBlue Eyes Future Guyana Market

Wednesday 26th August, 2015 Hits:287 Business Sourced Information

JetBlue Eyes Future Guyana Market

(Caribbean News Now) NEW YORK, USA -- The Guyanese public has been using Facebook and other social media outlets to...

ENTERTAINMENT

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Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds to receive honorary Oscars

Friday 28th August, 2015 Hits:66 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds to receive honorary Oscars

(Reuters) Director Spike Lee and actresses Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds will receive honorary Oscars for their filmmaking legacies, the...

New Buju single out

Tuesday 25th August, 2015 Hits:307 Entertainment News Sourced Information

New Buju single out

(Jamaica Observer) JUST after images of incarcerated deejay Buju Banton entertaining his fellow inmates at a Georgia correctional facility in...

Bid By B.B. King's Daughter To Get Medical Records Denied

Saturday 22nd August, 2015 Hits:319 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Bid By B.B. King's Daughter To Get Medical Records Denied

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A probate court commissioner in Las Vegas denied a bid Friday by one of B.B. King's...

TECH NEWS

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CTR # 35: Results of ECTEL Household Internet Use Survey Released

Sunday 23rd August, 2015 Hits:312 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 35: Results of ECTEL Household Internet Use Survey Released

Results of ECTEL Household Internet Use Survey Released Last year, the National Statistics Offices of the five member states, of the...

CTR # 34: OECS Business Think-Tank & Hackathon is Out of the Blocks

Sunday 16th August, 2015 Hits:420 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 34: OECS Business Think-Tank & Hackathon is Out of the Blocks

OECS Business Think-Tank & Hackathon is Out of the Blocks The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Head Quarters and the bank's country...

CTR #33: VoIP And OTT Debate Rumbles On

Friday 7th August, 2015 Hits:1568 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR #33: VoIP And OTT Debate Rumbles On

VoIP And OTT Debate Rumbles On Weeks after the CCJ Ruling against Guyana Telecoms for unfairly terminating a constomer's internet service,...

CTR #32: $1T WTO Technology Deal Could Boost Caribbean Economies

Sunday 2nd August, 2015 Hits:940 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR #32: $1T WTO Technology Deal Could Boost Caribbean Economies

$1T WTO Technology Deal Could Boost Caribbean Economies Bali, Indonesia was the venue for last week's signing of the historic trade...

CTR # 31: Jamaican Minister of Finance Promotes Crowdfunding

Sunday 26th July, 2015 Hits:1132 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,...