LOCAL STORIES

  • 24 March, 2017

    St. Kitts and Nevis Imposes Ban on Brazilian Meat Products

    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…
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  • 24 March, 2017

    Sir Probyn Laid To Rest

    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…
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  • 24 March, 2017

    US Advisory Against Federation’s CBI Still In Effect

    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…
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    24 March, 2017

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

    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…
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  • 24 March, 2017

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

    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…
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    24 March, 2017

    Scientists: Monkeys Could Harbor Mosquito-Borne Viruses

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Scientists are trying to determine if the local Green Vervet monkey population is responsible for the recent outbreaks of mosquito-borne illness in the Federation. This is according to Dr. Michel Vandenplas, Senior Scientist at Ross…
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  • 24 March, 2017

    SKN: All Corned Beef From Brazil To Be Removed From Shelves

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); The import ban on meat and meat products originating in Brazil and an official declaration to remove all brands of tinned corned beef from that country from shelves in St. Kitts and Nevis is coming, a source has assured. WINN FM…
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    23 March, 2017

    St. Kitts-Nevis One Of The Few Countries Paying RSS Dues On Time

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN); St Kitts and Nevis is one of the few countries paying its Regional Security System (RSS) dues in a timely manner, according to Bridgetown-based US Ambassador Linda Taglialatela. She was asked to comment on the matter after another…
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  • 23 March, 2017

    Grace Corned Beef Remains On SKN Supermarket Shelves Despite Being Pulled Across Region

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Grace tinned corned beef is still being sold in St. Kitts and Nevis despite the manufacturing company withdrawing the product from sale in several countries in the region, and other neighboring islands imposing immediate import…
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  • 22 March, 2017

    St. Kitts-Nevis To Impose Ban On Imported Meat Products from Brazil

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); St. Kitts and Nevis could impose a ban on imported meat and ready-to-eat meat products from Brazil as early as Thursday (Mar 23), which will include tinned corned beef. Top officials from Health, Agriculture, Consumer Affairs and…
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  • 22 March, 2017

    The Federation Is Not Efficiently Recycling Wastewater

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): St. Kitts has a long way to go before it can efficiently recycle and implement proper treatment of waste water for re-use. This is according to Water Engineer, Acting Manager of the Water Services Department Dennison Paul, as the…
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  • 22 March, 2017

    Installation of LED Lights Underway At Timothy Hill Tunnel

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The tunnel at the top of Timothy Hill on the South East Peninsula could be lit in less than two weeks. The tunnel was officially opened in May 2016, however funding for the lighting was only released to the lighting engineer in…
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  • 22 March, 2017

    NEMA Initiates Tsunami Drill In District 5

    As part of the annual Caribwave Exercise, which was created to test preparedness among disaster managers within the northern hemisphere, the National Emergency Management Agency conducted a Tsunami Drill in the Clerverly Hill, Sandy Point area today, Tuesday…
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  • 22 March, 2017

    Met Official: The Public Should Pay More Attention To The Weather

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The general public is being urged to pay all year-round attention to the weather and not only during the Hurricane Season. That appeal is coming from Senior Meteorological Officer Elmo Burke. According to Burke, who works for the…
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  • 22 March, 2017

    SK Officials Hold Emergency Meeting Over Brazil Tainted Meat Implications

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Top officials from Health, Agriculture, Consumer Affairs and other departments met on Wednesday to determine if St. Kitts and Nevis has been affected by the unfolding expired meat scandal that has caused countries around the world…
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  • 22 March, 2017

    Several Go Before Magistrate For Drug Offenses

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Several defendants went before the magistrate court for drug offenses over the past few days and were hit with high bail amounts. Samuel Bussue and Gavin Boddy of Lagruite were charged with possession, cultivation and possession of…
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    22 March, 2017

    Public Calls for the Election of the Governor-General

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The country’s head of state should be elected by the general public, according to some callers to WINN FM’s Voices programme. They were at the time paying tribute to former governor Sir Probyn Inniss, who died on March 12. The radio…
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    22 March, 2017

    Charles Wilkin's Tribute To Sir Probyn Inniss

    Sir Probyn had a long and illustrious career to the significant benefit of our country. His career had two phases. The first was public service as teacher, Civil Servant and Governor. The second was in the private practice of law, as a renowned historian and…
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  • 21 March, 2017

    $25000 Fine For Importing M16 Rifle, Handgun and Ammo Into Nevis

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A Gingerland man has been fined $25,000 collectively for importing an M16 rifle, a .45 pistol and 54 rounds of ammunition into Nevis. 30-year-old Caldre “Squaddy” Chapman of Matchman’s Road was recently convicted in the Charlestown…
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  • 21 March, 2017

    Opposition Leader: Sir Probyn’s State Funeral Well Deserved

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Former Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has been recalling some of his interactions with former governor of the federation, Sir Probyn Inniss. Eighty-year old Sir Probyn died on March 12, and many tributes have been paid to him…
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    21 March, 2017

    One-Hour Parking Restriction Among Changes to Take Effect in Two Weeks

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A one-hour time restriction for parking on the Bay Road is among a number of changes to be introduced in downtown Basseterre by the Traffic Department in two weeks time. Head of the Traffic Department, Inspector Carl Caines, spoke…
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  • 21 March, 2017

    357 Magnum, 68 Rounds Of Ammo Found In Unaccompanied Luggage On St. Kitts Airport

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); A possible cross-border investigation is underway after a piece of luggage arriving in the federation late last week on a US flight was found to contain a gun and several dozen rounds of ammunition. Police informed Monday that the…
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    21 March, 2017

    Phipps: Team Unity Working For Women Too

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): St Kitts and Nevis has come a very long way in terms of the advancement of women, according to Senator Wendy Phipps, the Junior Minister responsible for gender affairs. Her statement is in keeping with this month’s observance of…
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  • 21 March, 2017

    Region’s National Banks Showing Improved Performance

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); National or indigenous banks across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union are showing improvement in their financial performance. This is according to Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Timothy Antoine. The Central Bank…
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    20 March, 2017

    Brantley Nominated For CCM Leadership

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Deputy Premier Mark Brantley appears on target to become the new leader of the Concerned Citizens Movement – CCM - by Sunday March 26. Party Chairman Steadmon Tross has confirmed that the CCM went through a process of nominations at…
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    20 March, 2017

    Investigations Ongoing into Shooting Attacks on Deputy Prime Minister’s Home and Vehicle

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Police Commissioner Ian Queeley has spoken out on the recent gun attack on the home and private vehicle of Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards. In an interview with WINN FM, Commissioner Queeley said that kind of behavior will not…
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    20 March, 2017

    PLP National Convention Controversy

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Prime Minister Timothy Harris’ Peoples Labour Party is about to hold the PLP’s inaugural National Convention. The announced date is March 25, this coming Saturday. The PLP is one of the three political parties forming the Team Unity…
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  • 18 March, 2017

    Drug Convict Talks Himself Into Longer Jail Sentence

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); A man convicted for drug possession went before the Court of Appeals on Friday (Mar 17) and managed to talk himself into even more time in jail. Steadroy Walwyn, brother of former Police Commissioner CG Walwyn represented himself…
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  • 18 March, 2017

    OECS Gets Help From CDB In Correspondent Bank Relationship Plight

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); OECS member countries are set to benefit from funding recently approved by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to assist the Caribbean in preventing the loss of ndent banking relationships. Caribbean leaders consider the loss of…
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  • 18 March, 2017

    Public Wants Drone Use Regulated

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Drone technology could be exploited and used for possible illegal and malicious purposes, if its usage in the country is not properly regulated by the government. This perspective was the sentiment of multiple callers to WINN FM’s…
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  • 18 March, 2017

    Cybercrime Discussed During RSS Council of Ministers

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Dr Harris was addressing Friday’s Regional Security System Council of Ministers Meeting in St Kitts, in his capacity as Council Chairman. Making reference to a proposed RSS Cybercrime Investigations Lab, Prime Minister Harris said…
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  • 17 March, 2017

    PM Harris' Statement on the Passing of World-Renowned Poet and Playwright Sir Derek Alton Walcott, KCSL OBE OCC

    Chairman of the OECS Authority, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis extends his condolences to the people of St. Lucia and the Caribbean, who today, Friday, March 17th, 2017, lost Sir Derek Alton Walcott, KCSL OBE OCC, a…
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    17 March, 2017

    The Commonwealth, OAS Assistance To Be Requested For Enumeration Exercise

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Attorney General, Vincent Byron, revealed to WINN FM during a recent interview that the government was reaching out to the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Commonwealth Secretariat to assist with their enumeration…
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  • 17 March, 2017

    St. Kitts' LAX and KT Win Regional Soca Monarch Competition

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); St. Kitts ruled the night Thursday (Mar 16), mashing up the place with "Big Truck" and "Jack Hammer" to win the 2017 Regional “Arrow” Soca Monarch Competition in Montserrat. Despite an extremely late start, feters were undaunted,…
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  • 17 March, 2017

    Firm Ranks St. Kitts-Nevis Passport Highest In OECS

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); The St. Kitts and Nevis passport has the highest ranking in the OECS according to Residence and Citizenship planning firm Henley & Partners. The citizenship firm recently released its Visa Restriction Index for 2017, ranking…
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    17 March, 2017

    Opposition Denounces Shooting Attack on Deputy PM’s Home

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The opposition Labour party has condemned the recent shooting attack on the home and vehicle of Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards. The denunciation of the Friday March 10 early morning shooting came from Opposition MP Konris…
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    16 March, 2017

    State Funeral For Sir Probyn

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Former Governor Sir Probyn Inniss is to be given a state funeral with full military honours. A government release says the state funeral will take place next week Thursday at the Wesley Methodist Church. According to the release,…
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  • 16 March, 2017

    LAX and KT Rep St. Kitts In Montserrat Tonight!

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); National Carnival Power Soca Monarchs LAX and KT are in Montserrat to compete in the OECS Soca Competition Thursday night (Mar 16). Jarez “LAX” Liburd and Jason “KT” Kyte will come up against serious competition from soca stars…
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  • 16 March, 2017

    Venezuelan Delegation Arrives in the Federation to Deal with Petrocases Houses

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A delegation from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela arrived to the country on March 16th to examine possible locations for the construction of the fifty petrocases houses promised by Venezuela. The Venezuelan team, led by Deputy…
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    16 March, 2017

    Ross University Ups Security Measures After Incident

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Officials of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine have confirmed that there was an incident involving a Ross Community member that is currently under investigation by the police. A spokesperson for the University told…
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  • 16 March, 2017

    Government May Consider Closing Some Police Stations

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr. Timothy Harris says government and the Police High Command will look at whether there are too many police stations in St. Kitts and Nevis, and if so, consider the possibility…
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  • 15 March, 2017

    Kittitian Gunned Down In St. Maarten

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); A St. Kitts and Nevis national living in St. Maarten succumbed to his injuries Wednesday morning after he was shot several times Tuesday night. According to Police reports from that island, Nino Thewet also known as Nino Brown,…
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    15 March, 2017

    AG Byron: More Modernization of the Judicial System Coming

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Attorney General Vincent Byron acknowledging that there is more work to be done, following Monday’s official opening of a second High Court Chamber. Bar Association representative Keisha Pence while praising the introduction of a…
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  • 15 March, 2017

    Candle Likely Cause Of Fatal House Fire

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A candle may have been the cause of the fire that took the life of a well known Sandy Point resident Tuesday evening (Mar 14). According to an official report from the Fire and Rescue Services, the Sandy Point outpost responded to…
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  • 15 March, 2017

    Federation Observes World Glaucoma Week

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The federation is observing World Glaucoma Week during March 12-18 this year, under the theme, “B.I.G – Beat Invisible Glaucoma.” Glaucoma is a significant health issue in St. Kitts and Nevis, with 1,334 registered cases of glaucoma…
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  • 15 March, 2017

    Prime Minister Harris Addresses Public Concerns

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The federation’s Prime Minister faced a range of questions from citizens on Tuesday (March 14). Prime Minister Timothy Harris was the guest on WINN FM’s Voices programme, and callers focused on issues related to his large number of…
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  • 14 March, 2017

    Woman Perishes In Sandy Point House Fire

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); A Sandy Point woman burned to death Tuesday night when her home in Farm Site went up in flames. Reports indicate that area residents realized the small wooden house was on fire sometime around 7pm and called Fire and Rescue.…
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  • 14 March, 2017

    Three Charged For Shooting Woman, Firing At Her Home

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Police have charged three young men from Sandy Point in connection to the recent shooting of a woman and subsequent shooting up of her home in Sandy Point. Hakeem Frederick and Omari Frederick of Farm Site, along with Hakeem Mills…
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  • 14 March, 2017

    Taylors Man Charged With Murder In Fatal Stabbing

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); The man taken into custody in connection to a fatal stabbing on Friday has been charged with murder. An altercation between two male residents of Taylors Village on Friday night left 54-year-old Ashton Christopher with a stab…
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  • 14 March, 2017

    More Crime Fighting Initiatives Rolled Out

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr. Timothy Harris has announced several national security initiatives that have recently been rolled out or are about to be undertaken. Land is being cleared and an architect…
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  • 14 March, 2017

    Sex Offenders Returned To Prison

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Three convicted sex offenders were returned to Her Majesty’s Prison following their appearances before the Court of Appeal Tuesday (Mar 14). They appeared before Chief Justice Dame Janice Pereira, Appeals Court Judge Justice Louise…
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    14 March, 2017

    Public Weighs In On Federation's Judicial System

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Callers to WINN FM’s Voices programme have been expressing concern that the police tend to investigate cases with the intention of conviction rather than in an unbiased manner that focuses on gathering evidence. “A lot of our…
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  • 14 March, 2017

    PM Harris: Other Areas of Cooperation More Pressing Than Regional Police Force

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The St. Kitts and Nevis administration may not be too hasty to move towards a regional police force, but what they will propose is the creation of a pool of resources and expertise that would be easier to both access and mobilize.…
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    14 March, 2017

    Ambassador Condor Wants Good Governance Agenda Implemented Faster

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): One of the government’s diplomats is supporting calls for the Team Unity administration to move more speedily on its good governance agenda. Critics have suggested that the coalition administration is moving much too slowly, not…
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  • 13 March, 2017

    Apology and Retraction

    WINN FM 98.9 (“WINN FM”) unreservedly apologizes to Mr Greg Williamson for erroneously stating that he was deported from St Kitts, in an article published on winnfm.com, on 11 March 2017. Mr Jason Hamilton, Attorney for Mr Williamson, has advised that no…
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  • 13 March, 2017

    Bar Association On New High Court, "Job Well Done"

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The second High Court Chamber at the Sir Lee Moore Judicial and Legal Complex was formally opened Monday (March 13), with the ribbon cut by Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton. Attorney General Vincent Byron anticipates that a new…
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    13 March, 2017

    Colonial Mindset Blamed for Slow Accession to CCJ

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Caribbean Court of Justice judge, Vincentian Adrian Saunders says there is good reason for the remaining Caribbean states which have not yet done so, to accede to the appellate jurisdiction of the CCJ. Justice Saunders addressed the…
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    13 March, 2017

    Venezuela Giving St Kitts-Nevis 50 Petrocasas Houses

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Venezuela, in spite of its ongoing economic problems, is keeping a promise to donate fifty "Petrocasas" houses to St Kitts and Nevis. The houses are being made available by the Nicolas Maduro administration. A government statement…
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  • 13 March, 2017

    Astaphan: Gun Attack on Deputy Prime Minister’s Home Alarming

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Former national security minister Dwyer Astaphan is describing as alarming, the attack by gun-toting individuals who opened fire on the home and vehicle of Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards. Richards’ Sandy Point home and his…
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    13 March, 2017

    Former Governor, Historian, Lawyer and Church Leader Passes On

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The federation is mourning the death of former governor Sir Probyn Inniss. Sir Probyn was known for his work as a historian and lawyer, and did not shy away from commenting in the media on the social and political climate in the…
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  • 11 March, 2017

    Second High Court Chamber to open in St. Kitts Monday

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Dame Janice Pereira will lead the official opening of a second high court chamber at the Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial Complex in Basseterre on Monday (Mar 13). Construction…
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    11 March, 2017

    Four Convicted Sex Offenders Up For Appeals

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Four men convicted of sexual offences will have their appeals heard when the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeals convenes in Basseterre next week. Appealing their high court criminal convictions are: Troy Hendrickson, convicted in…
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  • 11 March, 2017

    No Charges Laid In Shooting At Deputy PM’s Home

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Although police picked up a number of persons for questioning in connection with Friday morning’s shooting incident at the home of Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards, no charges have been laid. The Deputy PM’s home in Sandy…
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  • 11 March, 2017

    Convicted Drug Dealer Departs St. Kitts After Paying Fine

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Antigua national Greg Williamson, convicted of drug smuggling in St. Kitts, left St. Kitts on Friday after paying a $30,000 fine. On March 10 Williamson was convicted at the magistrate court of Importation of Cannabis, Importation…
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  • 11 March, 2017

    Stabbing Victim’s Identity Released

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); An altercation between two men resulted in a fatal stabbing in Taylors Village Friday night (Mar 10). Police say the incident occurred sometime after 8pm. Dead is area resident, 54 year old Ashton Christopher. He was stabbed once…
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  • 11 March, 2017

    CCJ Judge Urges Jealous Guarding Of The Rule Of Law

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A Caribbean Court of Justice jurist has advised that people should jealously guard the rule of law. CCJ Judge, Vincentian Adrian Saunders made the point while delivering a lecture as part of the Good Governance Lecture series…
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  • 11 March, 2017

    Commentary By Pamela Coke-Hamilton: Bold Enough To Be

    A few weeks ago, on two separate occasions, a female colleague came to my office building to follow up and strategize how to address some of the critical issues affecting regional trade. On both occasions, I received a call from her indicating that she was…
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  • 10 March, 2017

    Man Stabbed To Death In Taylors Village

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Police have confirmed a fatal stabbing incident that occurred Friday evening (Mar 10). Details are few however WINN FM understands the male victim, an area resident, was killed sometime after 9pm in the Taylors area. This is the…
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    10 March, 2017

    One In Custody For Shooting At Deputy PM's House

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 10, 2017 (RSCNPF): One person is custody assisting with the investigation into an early morning Friday (March 10) shooting incident in Sandy Point. Initial investigations reveal that an unknown assailant fired a number of gunshots…
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  • 10 March, 2017

    Over 15,000 Regular, 91 Diplomatic SKN Passports Issued Without Country Of Birth

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); It has been revealed that more than 15,000 regular St. Kitts and Nevis passports and almost 100 diplomatic passports were issued without place of birth under the Denzil Douglas-led administration. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris…
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    10 March, 2017

    Government Condemns Shooting Attack On Deputy Prime Minister and His Family

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 10, 2017 (SKNIS): Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris and his Cabinet have condemned in the strongest possible terms the shooting incident on the home of Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Shawn Richards, and his…
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  • 10 March, 2017

    Gunshots Fired On Home, Vehicle Of Deputy PM Richards

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); The Sandy Point home and private vehicle of Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards were shot at early Friday morning (Mar 10), police have confirmed. Police say they responded to the report of gunfire at around 3:15am and observed…
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  • 10 March, 2017

    Governments To Assist Banks To Boost Lending

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Governments of the region will be financing the recently approved Eastern Caribbean Partial Credit Guarantee Corporation which was designed to encourage commercial banks to increase lending to the private sector. According to the…
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    9 March, 2017

    Region Bracing For Increase In Criminal Deportees

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); An expected increase in the number of Caribbean nationals that will be deported from the US for serious crimes in the coming months is being considered by many CARICOM countries as a threat to their national security. US President…
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  • 9 March, 2017

    Lions International Club Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Lions International Club will be celebrating 100 years of service this year and to mark the occasion locally, the St. Kitts Chapter is undertaking a tree planting project. The project is a part of the centennial service…
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  • 9 March, 2017

    Domestic Violence Cases Under-Reported

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Cases of domestic violence are severely under-reported in St Kitts and Nevis. That’s according to counseling psychologist at the Social Services Department in Nevis, Ivorcia Browne. Social Worker Browne is concerned that too many…
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  • 9 March, 2017

    Talk For Principle And You Get Assassinated Verbally, says Astaphan

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The targeting of Team Unity critics in mainstream media and on social networks has been denounced by Operation rescue’s Dwyer Astaphan. Astaphan has been consistent in urging the government to make its good governance election…
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  • 8 March, 2017

    Driver Sustains Head Injuries In Early Morning Car Crash

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Officers with the Tabernacle Police Station are investigating an early morning accident Wednesday (Mar 8), where a car flipped over and crashed, sending the driver to the hospital. WINN FM understands a young man from Christ Church…
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  • 8 March, 2017

    Former Employee Charged For Horsford Robbery In Nevis

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A former employee has been charged with the February 17 armed robbery of SL Horsford and Company Ltd Nevis Center. The robbery accused is Shakel Campbell of Craddock Road, said to have been fired from the business within the past…
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  • 8 March, 2017

    ECCU Countries Would Default On Debts Without CBI Revenue

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Chairman of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne speaking to how critical funds from Citizenship By Investment programs are to the ECCU countries said, “If…
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  • 8 March, 2017

    Team Unity 'Advocating For Gender Parity'

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Team Unity government continues to be a strong advocate for gender parity, according to Prime Minister Timothy Harris. His message coincides with Wednesday’s observance of International Women’s Day, which has sparked month long…
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  • 8 March, 2017

    Credit Bureau Would Provide Credit Scores For Region’s Citizens

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); The Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union has given the thumbs up for the establishment of a regional credit reporting system, where banks and other financial institutions can access the credit history of…
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  • 8 March, 2017

    Vance Amory Supports Forging Of Single OECS Police Force

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A recommendation by St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet for a single Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) police force has been welcomed by Premier Vance Amory, a senior minister in the federal government in…
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  • 8 March, 2017

    SKN to Discuss Immigration Issues with Dominican Republic

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The government of St. Kitts and Nevis feels it is time to revisit its immigration policies in light of emerging migration patterns which have seen an influx of non-Caricom nationals to the country. Prime Minister and Minister of…
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  • 7 March, 2017

    Three Found Guilty Of Murder In Missing Man Case

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Their mothers burst into tears while three young men seemed unfazed as a jury handed down its verdicts on Tuesday (Mar 7)- all three guilty of murder. Keith “Zion” Murray, 29, Nicholas Riley, 26, and Denroy “Barber” Simmonds, 30,…
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  • 7 March, 2017

    OECS Heads Resolve To Get States To Rank Among Top 50 On Doing Business Report

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Heads of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will be working towards improving the ranking of member states on the Doing Business Report produced by the World Bank annually. The current Chairman of the Eastern…
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  • 7 March, 2017

    Williams: More Church Residential Problems On The Horizon

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): One church building problem though on its way to resolution, could spark a domino effect, warns those involved in that project. New Birth Gospel Tabernacle church leader Cyprian Williams is hailing a land swap proposal from the…
    Ken Richards 1078
  • 7 March, 2017

    Chastanet: OECS at Crossroads; CARICOM Needs To Reinvent Itself

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The OECS economic union is at the crossroads, and CARICOM is in bigger trouble than the sub-regional grouping, according to St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. Chastanet has called on members of the Organization of Eastern…
    Ken Richards 654
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    7 March, 2017

    OECS Embarks on Shipping Initiative

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The OECS Commission is continuing its efforts to deepen the integration process. That’s according to the outgoing Chairman of the OECS Authority, Prime Minister Timothy Harris. “I would say that we continue our efforts and this is…
    Ken Richards 662
  • 6 March, 2017

    Nevis: Kerran Nicholas Is Constable of the Year, 2016

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Police Officer Kerran Nicholas is the 2016 Constable of the Year of the Nevis Division of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force. He was among officers recognized on Saturday for their commitment, bravery and dedication to…
    Staff Writer 599 1
  • 6 March, 2017

    Nevis Records 56 Percent Crime Detection Rate; Islands Highest In The Last Twenty Years

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, March 6, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The Nevis Division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force received high praises over the weekend, following the announcement of significant improvements in…
    Sourced Information 454 1
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    6 March, 2017

    CBI States Discuss Matters Affecting Their Citizenship Programmes

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Common concerns and matters of mutual interest in relation to their Citizenship by Investment programmes were discussed by several OECS Heads of government who met on Friday (March 3) as part of the OECS Authority meeting in St…
    Ken Richards 576
  • 6 March, 2017

    New Birth Considering Land Swap Offer

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A church without a home involved in controversy over the construction of its Church building. That’s the current status of the New Birth Gospel Tabernacle, which came to the fore this past week as Church Pastor Cyprian Williams…
    Ken Richards 1130 2
  • 6 March, 2017

    Will Nevis Have Early Elections - Premier Keeping Mum

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Premier Vance Amory isn’t ready to give any hint on when the coming Nevis election will be held. The election is due next year - 2018. But will it be held earlier – a question WINN FM put to the Premier. “That has not been occupying…
    Ken Richards 743
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    4 March, 2017

    Shooting Victim's Home Shot Up

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The woman injured in Wednesday's (March 1) shooting incident was again traumatized by gunmen when shots were fired upon her residence in Farms Project around 1 am Saturday. Police confirmed the shooting incident and that no one was…
    LK Hewlett 5507 3
  • 4 March, 2017

    Bar Association Calls PM's Comments "Regrettable And Uninformed"

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association has responded to Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris' verbal attack on the local legal fraternity, calling his comments regrettable and uninformed. Following a recent commentary by former Bar…
    LK Hewlett 2597 1
  • 4 March, 2017

    Chastanet Calls For OECS Action

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is pointing to the many challenges facing his country and the rest of the OECS. Prime Minister Chastanet was speaking at the opening of the OECS Authority meeting in St Kitts Friday, being…
    Ken Richards 547 2
  • 3 March, 2017

    Government Weighing Options On The Cable’s Future

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Attorney general Vincent Byron is explaining the government's thinking about the future of The Cable. Government owns 69 percent of the entity that provides television channels, VOIP telephone and broadband services. Technology has…
    Clive Bacchus 1274 1
  • 3 March, 2017

    Amendments To ECCU’s Banking Act Likely

    St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Regulators and financial institutions have agreed that there are some aspects of the Banking Act passed in all Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) member countries in 2015, that need to be amended. The banking legislation,…
    LK Hewlett 799
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    3 March, 2017

    Divisive Politics Greatly Impacting Society In A Negative Manner

    St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The divisive nature of politics in St Kitts and Nevis and its impact on the society is again being commented on by QC Charles Wilkin. “We live in tiny society which has prolonged for fifty years a political culture based on enmity…
    Ken Richards 744 2

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