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Waste Solution could last only Two more years

Waste Solution could last only Two more years

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:362 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): With the sanitary landfill already way past its expiration date, a solution is urgently needed as the alternative measures for waste disposal have only about two more years. So explains General Manager of the Solid Waste Management Corporation Mr. Alphonso Bridgewater.  Mr. Bridgewater, while speaking on WINN FM’s Talking Trash Monday pointed out that the SWMC can only keep up with the current situation for so long. Meanwhile, the SWMC official noted that there are considerations for waste to energy, which is one of the ways going forward in addressing the waste disposal problem. One of the initial...

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Warner comments on reduction in interest rates

Warner comments on reduction in interest rates

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:398 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Financial analyst Schneidman Warner addresses the dilemma facing banks and customers with the recent announcement of reduction in interest rates on savings.  In a recent edition of WINN FM’s Money Matters, Mr. Warner explained why interest rates on loans are higher than rates on saving by suggesting that banks may have become far more conservative. Mr. Warner also pointed to the dilemma of consumers and customers as not only having to deal with a reduction in interest rates for savings, but increases in bank fees. He also pointed out that banks in the Eastern Caribbean have...

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Teachers, educational officials particiate in Human Rights workshop for youth

Teachers, educational officials particiate in Human Rights workshop for youth

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:266 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Several educators and education officials were on Tuesday trained on the importance of imparting knowledge on human rights to the nation’s youth. The training workshop held at the Bird Rock beach hotel is supported by UNESCO under the tutelage of the organization Youth For Human Rights International.  Mary Shuttleworth is the President of the Youth For Human Rights International. She explained to WINN the purpose of the workshop and the objective. Assisting Ms. Shuttleworth in this initiative is Kenneth Weber who is teaching the teachers the tools to be used in relaying human rights to students....

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Astaphan calls for a national dialogue on crime

Astaphan calls for a national dialogue on crime

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015 Hits:867 Local Ken Richards

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A call’s been made for a national dialogue on crime in the federation. It comes from a former national security minister, Dwyer Astaphan. Operation Rescue’s Astaphan is credited with having brought gangs in the federation together during his tenure as minister of national security, in a bid to help resolve the problems of violent crime. He thinks a fresh initiative along those lines could help. Astaphan is recommending a multi-faceted approach to dealing with the crime problem. He speaks of his initial attempt several years ago to bring the gangs together in an attempt at constructive dialogue....

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PM appeals to gang members to solve disputes peacefully

PM appeals to gang members to solve disputes peacefully

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015 Hits:593 Local Ken Richards

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Young men involved in gang-related activity have been urged to find better ways of resolving disputes. The appeal was made Monday by Prime Minister Timothy Harris who delivered an address on crime following the federation’s ten homicide in just over two months. The prime minister says his administration intends providing opportunities for the country’s youth to help ease their frustration. Dr Harris says criminal elements will not be allowed to steal the soul of this nation.  Police are investigating the second homicide in St. Pauls in less than a week. Reports are that just after 9:30 Sunday...

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AS I SEE THINGS: The people of St Kitts have spoken

Saturday 28th February, 2015 Hits:2046 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Sourced Information

AS I SEE THINGS: The people of St Kitts have spoken

As a relatively small country, both in terms of physical size and population, St Kitts and Nevis surely held the...

ALL AH WE IS ONE: St Kitts lessons

Wednesday 25th February, 2015 Hits:1330 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Sourced Information

ALL AH WE IS ONE: St Kitts lessons

One of the consequences of the self-congratulatory description of the Caribbean as “model democracies” is that it has denied the...

Commentary: Thoughts Following The Two Year Election

Tuesday 24th February, 2015 Hits:2264 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Sourced Information

Commentary: Thoughts Following The Two Year Election

I share the following thoughts on the two year election which was eventually held on Monday 16th February 2015. 1. Political...

The political earthquake

Sunday 22nd February, 2015 Hits:2465 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Sourced Information

The political earthquake

DURING THE 2004 St Kitts and Nevis general election, I stated that the St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP)...

CCJ warning: 'Tek sleep mark death!'

Sunday 22nd February, 2015 Hits:2483 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Sourced Information

CCJ warning: 'Tek sleep mark death!'

Mr Wingrove George, the supervisor of elections in St Kitts and Nevis, still has questions to answer about his decision...

PRESS RELEASES

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LIAT prohibits carriage of e-cigarettes in checked luggage

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:106 Press Releases Sourced Information

LIAT prohibits carriage of e-cigarettes in checked luggage

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Regional airline LIAT has announced that e-cigarettes are prohibited for carriage in checked luggage on the...

OAS Representative Pays Courtesy Call On PM Harris

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:86 Press Releases Sourced Information

OAS Representative Pays Courtesy Call On PM Harris

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS):  The Organization of American States (OAS) resident representative to St. Kitts and Nevis, Mr. Terrance Craig,...

Human Rights Awareness To Be Introduced In Schools

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:66 Press Releases Sourced Information

Human Rights Awareness To Be Introduced In Schools

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): Members of the global advocacy group Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) and local educators are...

WICB to discuss important audit, governance reports at weekend meetings

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:124 Press Releases Sourced Information

WICB to discuss important audit, governance reports at weekend meetings

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – One of the key presentations to be made to the directors of the West Indies Cricket...

Prime Minister Meets with IMF Team

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015 Hits:330 Press Releases Sourced Information

Prime Minister Meets with IMF Team

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 03, 2015 (SKNIS):  A delegation from International Monetary Fund (IMF) met with St. Kitts and Nevis...

REGIONAL

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Former Aristide security chief and key witness assassinated in Haiti

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:132 Regional Sourced Information

Former Aristide security chief and key witness assassinated in Haiti

(Caribbean News Now) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Oriel Jean, the former security chief of ex-president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and a key witness...

BPM To File Injunction Against Yes Vote

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:89 Regional Sourced Information

BPM To File Injunction Against Yes Vote

(Antigua Observer) After a controversial vote in favour of the Paradise Found project on Barbuda, the Opposition Barbuda Peoples Movement...

COP Promises Emailgate Disclosure In Time, Google Sent Huge File

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:84 Regional Sourced Information

COP Promises Emailgate Disclosure In Time, Google Sent Huge File

(Trinidad Guardian) Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams has confirmed the police have received “voluminous” information from Internet service provider...

SPORTS

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Bolt In Better Shape, Looking Forward To World Championships

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:93 Sports Sourced Information

Bolt In Better Shape, Looking Forward To World Championships

(Jamaica Gleaner) In the finals of the sprint relays at the London Olympics in 2012 and again at the Commonwealth...

‘We’ve A Formidable Side’, Clive Lloyd Dismisses Suggestions West Indies Overly Dependent On Chris Gayle

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015 Hits:181 Sports Sourced Information

‘We’ve A Formidable Side’, Clive Lloyd Dismisses Suggestions West Indies Overly Dependent On Chris Gayle

(Jamaica Gleaner) Legendary former West Indies captain, Clive Lloyd, has dismissed suggestions the Caribbean side has become overly dependent on...

Lara ready to take Cameron job

Monday 2nd March, 2015 Hits:410 Sports Sourced Information

Lara ready to take Cameron job

(Trinidad Guardian) Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara is ready to throw his hat in the ring and contest the...

BUSINESS

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Blackberry Offers New Phones But Turns Focus To Software

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015 Hits:190 Business Sourced Information

Blackberry Offers New Phones But Turns Focus To Software

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling company is...

Big increase in income tax, GCT revenue collection projected for 2015/16

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015 Hits:143 Business Sourced Information

Big increase in income tax, GCT revenue collection projected for 2015/16

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Government is banking on significant increases in both income tax and general consumption tax...

Outgoing CARICOM chairman calls for response to threat to regional banks

Monday 2nd March, 2015 Hits:276 Business Sourced Information

Outgoing CARICOM chairman calls for response to threat to regional banks

(Caribbean News Now) NASSAU, Bahamas -- Countries in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are marginalized in the international community, with no...

ENTERTAINMENT

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Chris Brown Is A Father

Wednesday 4th March, 2015 Hits:102 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Chris Brown Is A Father

(TMZ) Chris Brown is the proud father of a 9-month-old baby girl ... TMZ has learned. The baby's mother is a...

Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dies at 46: Report

Monday 2nd March, 2015 Hits:404 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dies at 46: Report

(People) Charmayne Maxwell, a member of the '90s group Brownstone, died on Friday, according to her brother. She was 46.    The...

I am all right, says Etana

Saturday 28th February, 2015 Hits:631 Entertainment News Sourced Information

I am all right, says Etana

(Jamaica Observer) REGGAE singer Etana is recuperating at home in Florida after being released from hospital on Thursday.   Reports are that...