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Global tourism vital for fostering growth and development in St Kitts and Nevis

Global tourism vital for fostering growth and development in St Kitts and Nevis


BASSETERRE – Global tourism is a major economic driver aimed at fostering growth and development in St Kitts and Nevis, says Carlene Henry-Morton, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism.Speaking during a Yachting Development Forum held at the...

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OUR CARIBBEAN: Politics and leading women

OUR CARIBBEAN: Politics and leading women


FOR THE first time in any year since the dawn of political independence in the Caribbean region in the 1960s, a trio of leading women politicians – all current parliamentarians – find themselves on the defensive for differing political/personal reaso...

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Quake recorded on Dominica’s Independence Day

Quake recorded on Dominica’s Independence Day


AN EARTH TREMOR was recorded in Dominica this afternoon as the country was in the midst of Independence Day celebrations.Around 1:32 p.m., the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies recorded a 4.9 magnitude earthquake just 13 ki...

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LIAT congratulates Dominica on Independence Day

LIAT congratulates Dominica on Independence Day


ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Board of Directors, management and staff of LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, extend warm congratulations to the Government and people of Dominica on the attainment of 37 years of nationhood.Dominica gained independence on Novembe...

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PNP blasts Holness

PNP blasts Holness


KINGSTON, Jamaica – The governing People’s National Party (PNP) described as “baseless” an assertion by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness that the only way for Jamaicans to be safe from crime was to vote JLP.A news release from the PNP on Monday descr...

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Holness says murders more rampant under PNP

Holness says murders more rampant under PNP


HOPEWELL, Hanover — As the country's murder rate continues to climb, Jamaica Labour Party(JLP) leader Andrew Holness has warned that if the People's National Party (PNP) remains in power, the island's crime problem could worsen."If you keep the PNP i...

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CDB helps Belize water sector tackle climate change impacts

CDB helps Belize water sector tackle climate change impacts


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a technical assistance grant to Belize to help make the country’s water sector less vulnerable to climate change impacts.“Investing in the water sector is critical to the econom...

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Lendl Simmons ordered to pay TT$150 000 in revenge porn case

Lendl Simmons ordered to pay TT$150 000 in revenge porn case


THE TRINIDAD EXPRESS is reporting that West Indies Cricketer Lendl Simmons has been ordered to pay TT$150 000 (BDS$47 393) in compensation for leaking sexually explicit photographs of Therese Ho, an account executive with whom he had an affair.The ru...

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Jamaica gov’t awards third ganja research licence

Jamaica gov’t awards third ganja research licence


KINGSTON – Canadian nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company, Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC), which has operations in Jamaica, is the first private entity to be granted a ganja research licence by the Government.The licence is the third to be iss...

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St Kitts labour department checking status of foreign construction workers

St Kitts labour department checking status of foreign construction workers


BASSETERRE –The Government of National Unity is taking seriously cases of illegal foreign workers being employed in St Kitts and Nevis to work on construction sites.A caller raised the issue on the government’s radio programmeWorking for You last Wed...