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Sick BHS Teachers To Be Transferred, Remaining Teachers to Absorb Workload, Says Ministry

Sick BHS Teachers To Be Transferred, Remaining Teachers to Absorb Workload, Says Ministry

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:299 Local Toni Frederick

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Basseterre High School teachers who have reported symptoms that they believe to be associated with an environmental issue at the school, are to be transferred.  They will not be replaced, but remaining teachers are being offered more money to absorb the extra workload.  This was the announcement made by Education Minister Nigel Carty to BHS Teachers on Tuesday night. WINN FM understands that most teachers in attendance were appalled at the news, and offended when they were offered more money to pick up extra sessions; some are reported to have walked out of the meeting.  The Ministry...

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SKN drops in ease in doing business ranking

SKN drops in ease in doing business ranking

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:96 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The World Bank has released its Doing Business report this week, with Jamaica recording Caribbean region’s biggest improvement in the ease of doing business in the past year.  St. Kitts and Nevis has dropped one place in the doing business rank from 120 in 2014 to 121 in the 2015 report. The areas St. Kitts has dropped in the 2015 report are starting a business, a six point drop from 81-87; dealing with construction permits from 13-16, a one point drop from 169-170 on registering property, a four point drop on getting credit from 147-151,...

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Astaphan Offers "Solution" to Basseterre High School Health Problems

Astaphan Offers "Solution" to Basseterre High School Health Problems

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:493 Local Ken Richards

  St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A former government minister is ridiculing claims by the federation's prime minister that there is "nothing wrong" with the Basseterre High School.   Operation Rescue's Dwyer Astaphan says he has the solution to the health problems at the BHS.   This is his advice to Prime Minister Denzil Douglas and Education Minister Nigel Carty on the controversial BHS matter, where teachers and students continue to complain about ailments including skin rashes, tightness of the chest and headaches.   "Here is what we call on (Nice Boy) Douglas to do, because he has the opportunity now to prove the teachers, the students,...

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Caribbean countries list Energy costs as major impediment to growth

Caribbean countries list Energy costs as major impediment to growth

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:56 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The high cost of energy and the effects on the growth of Caribbean economies was one of the main talking points at a High Level Caribbean Forum in Jamaica to discuss “Unlocking Economic Growth” in the region. The forum organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), held at the Montego Bay Convention Center, opened last week Thursday, with all of the speakers touching on the high cost of energy as the main impediment to economic growth. President of the Caribbean Development Bank Dr. Warren Smith stressed that the Caribbean is not energy poor and must now...

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PM: BHS Being Used to Wage Political War

PM: BHS Being Used to Wage Political War

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:313 Local Ken Richards

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  There is nothing wrong with the Basseterre High School, according to Prime Minister Denzil Douglas. Dr. Douglas is also suggesting that “some people,” who he did not identify, are using the environmental health situation at BHS to attack his government politically. Regional agencies CARIRI and CARPHA have investigated alleged health problems affecting teachers and students. Over a period of two years the school has had to be shut down while tests, repairs, renovations and other measures were implemented.  Action taken has included temporary relocation of classes and shift systems. Teachers have over the past week complained of recurring health-related...

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Another Large and Enthusiastic Turnout at Team UNITY’s Listening Tour Townhall at the Sandy Point Community Center

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:87 Press Releases Sourced Information

Another Large and Enthusiastic Turnout at Team UNITY’s Listening Tour Townhall at the Sandy Point Community Center

Basseterre, St.Kitts (TUCOM):- Well over 300 persons packed the hall and surrounding area of the Sandy Point Community Center for...

Labour Minister Patrice Nisbett says it's time to examine the concept of profit sharing with the workers

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:50 Press Releases Sourced Information

Labour Minister Patrice Nisbett says it's time to  examine the concept of profit sharing with the workers

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, OCTOBER 30TH 2014 (CUOPM) – The industrial enclave and the development of the hospitality sector in St....

Cruise and Yacht Tourism still part of tourism promotions on Nevis, says Tourism Minister Brantley

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:46 Press Releases Sourced Information

Cruise and Yacht Tourism still part of tourism promotions on Nevis, says Tourism Minister Brantley

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS -- Deputy Premier of Nevis and Tourism Minister Hon. Mark Brantley said at a recent Consultation on...

LIAT introduces greater booking flexibility

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:47 Press Releases Sourced Information

LIAT introduces greater booking flexibility

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, October 30, 2014 – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has undertaken a review of the fares that were...

St Kitts-Nevis Enhances Diplomatic Relations With Paraguay

Wednesday 29th October, 2014 Hits:138 Press Releases Sourced Information

St Kitts-Nevis Enhances Diplomatic Relations With Paraguay

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has built on the diplomatic relations established with the...

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Ship Denied Entry To St Vincent Following Report Of Crew Exhibiting Ebola Symptoms

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:84 Regional Sourced Information

Ship Denied Entry To St Vincent Following Report Of Crew Exhibiting Ebola Symptoms

(Caribbean 360 News) KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent - St. Vincent and the Grenadines earlier this month denied an oil tanker entry...

CADRES Poll Predicts DLP General Election Win

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:62 Regional Sourced Information

CADRES Poll Predicts DLP General Election Win

(Dominica News Online)  A Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) poll has predicted a win for the ruling Dominica Labour Party...

France Threatens To Close St Maarten-St Martin Border

Wednesday 29th October, 2014 Hits:516 Regional Sourced Information

France Threatens To Close St Maarten-St Martin Border

(Caribbean News Now) PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten -- The French part of the Caribbean island of St Martin-St Maarten is impoverished;...

SPORTS

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Gonsalves Proposes CARICOM Intervention

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:82 Sports Sourced Information

Gonsalves Proposes CARICOM Intervention

(Jamaica Gleaner) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: St Vincent's prime minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, is advocating the assembling of a three-member CARICOM panel...

Basketball Action Continues

Wednesday 29th October, 2014 Hits:106 Sports Curtis Morton

Basketball Action Continues

The match which was scheduled for last evening—Tuesday 28th October in the Malcolm Guishard Basketball league was postponed. The two...

Olympic Medalist Threatens Legal Action Over "Gross Fabrications"

Wednesday 29th October, 2014 Hits:158 Sports Sourced Information

Olympic Medalist Threatens Legal Action Over "Gross Fabrications"

(Trinidad Express) Four-time Olympic medallist Ato Boldon has said reports of a sex scandal involving him and Nova Peris, Australia’s...

BUSINESS

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C'bean Tourism Sector Warned To Make Better Use Of Technology Or Risk Losing Competition

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:53 Business Sourced Information

C'bean Tourism Sector Warned To Make Better Use Of Technology Or Risk Losing Competition

(SCARBOROUGH, Tobago) -- If the Caribbean tourism industry is not prepared to cater to visitors in this new digital age,...

Gov't Eyes Pay Increase For Public Sector Workers

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:51 Business Sourced Information

Gov't Eyes Pay Increase For Public Sector Workers

(Jamaica Observer) THE Government is expected to make a pay increase offer to trade unions representing its employees when negotiations...

Caribbean's Largest Oil Refinery Sold

Wednesday 29th October, 2014 Hits:174 Business Sourced Information

Caribbean's Largest Oil Refinery Sold

(Carib Journal) HOVENSA, the St Croix-based oil refinery that was the largest in the Caribbean until it shuttered in 2012,...

ENTERTAINMENT

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No Stopping Carnival

Thursday 30th October, 2014 Hits:56 Entertainment News Sourced Information

No Stopping Carnival

(Trinidad Express) Carnival 2015 is on. Both Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism Dr Lincoln Douglas and National Security Minister Gary Griffith...

Sugar Mas 43 Launches This Friday

Tuesday 28th October, 2014 Hits:239 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Sugar Mas 43 Launches This Friday

The National Carnival Committee is hereby announcing the date for the launch of Sugar Mas 43. This year's extravaganza is slated...

Beyonce And Top Shop Collaborate on Ath-Leisure Line

Monday 27th October, 2014 Hits:179 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Beyonce And Top Shop Collaborate on Ath-Leisure Line

(People) Every once in a while, a celeb/retailer collaboration comes along that is a match made in style heaven. Like...