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Former LIME Employees Start to Collect Severance

Former LIME Employees Start to Collect Severance

Friday 19th December, 2014 Hits:243 Local Toni Frederick

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Some former LIME employees have collected their long delayed severance pay from the government, according to reports reaching WINN FM. Though no official announcement had been made and persons were not notified, WINN FM understands that some former staffers learning that checks had been prepared went to the treasury earlier this week and were able to collect them.  It was not clear Friday when formal notification would be given to those eligible to receive the payments, though reports are that letters accompanying the cheques were dated Monday. One person awaiting severance when told of reports that the...

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Retailers Run Afoul of Authorities on VAT Day

Retailers Run Afoul of Authorities on VAT Day

Friday 19th December, 2014 Hits:352 Local Toni Frederick

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Some retailers ran into trouble with authorities on reduced VAT Day last Friday, according to reports reaching WINN FM. Teams from the VAT office and Consumer Affairs were on the road checking to ensure that everyone was following the rules.   Among the issues were reports that some retailers had raised their prices the evening before, others were offering reduced VAT though they were not eligible to participate. Former Director of Consumer Affairs Howard Richardson told WINN FM over the weekend that these problems crop up each year.  He urges Consumers to be proactive, because other than price...

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Three Party Coalition Sign Charlestown Accord to Give Nevis a Better Deal

Three Party Coalition Sign Charlestown Accord to Give Nevis a Better Deal

Thursday 18th December, 2014 Hits:611 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Ken Richards

  St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The three political parties making up opposition alliance Team Unity on Wednesday signed an Accord they describe as historic.   The opposition grouping says the Charlestown Accord is "the formalization of a number of commitments made by Team UNITY to the people of Nevis".   Team Unity is boasting that this is the first time that any such accord has been signed between political entities in St. Kitts and Nevis on behalf of the peoples of both islands "prior to an election".   The accord was signed by leader of the People's Action Movement Shawn Richards, Premier Vance Amory on behalf...

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Obama resets US relations with Cuba, announces Embassy for Havana

Obama resets US relations with Cuba, announces Embassy for Havana

Wednesday 17th December, 2014 Hits:1083 Local Clive Bacchus

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): President Barrack Obama is resetting an almost 50 –year- old USA policy of isolating Cuba.     Wednesday, Mr. Obama said he instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to immediately begin discussions with Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations, and that the U.S. will re-open an embassy in Havana, and will also allow some travel and trade that had been banned since 1961.    "Neither the American nor Cuban people are well-served by a rigid policy that's rooted in events that took place before most of us were born," Mr. Obama said.   The announcement was made after a prisoner exchange with...

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Opposition Alliance Wants Higher Minimum Wage Rate

Opposition Alliance Wants Higher Minimum Wage Rate

Wednesday 17th December, 2014 Hits:888 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Ken Richards

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The minimum wage increase that took effect on November 1 doesn't go far enough, according to opposition alliance Team Unity.   However Labour Minister Patrice Nisbett says the measure is bang on target.   The minister defended the increase as being adequate during last week's parliamentary debate on the 2015 national budget.   He pointed out that Basseterre leads the OECS with the highest minimum wage.   The new rate is nine dollars per hour or 360 dollars per week.   Minister Nisbett indicated that consultations on the matter led to suggestions that a higher rate could impact negatively.   He argued, based on feedback his ministry...

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Three Party Coalition Sign Charlestown Accord to Give Nevis a Better Deal

Thursday 18th December, 2014 Hits:611 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Ken Richards

Three Party Coalition Sign Charlestown Accord to Give Nevis a Better Deal

  St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The three political parties making up opposition alliance Team Unity on Wednesday signed an Accord...

Opposition Alliance Wants Higher Minimum Wage Rate

Wednesday 17th December, 2014 Hits:888 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Ken Richards

Opposition Alliance Wants Higher Minimum Wage Rate

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The minimum wage increase that took effect on November 1 doesn't go far enough, according...

Governing Labour Party and NRP Confirm Alliance

Tuesday 16th December, 2014 Hits:1579 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Ken Richards

Governing Labour Party and NRP Confirm Alliance

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Faced with a three-party alliance known as Team Unity, the governing Labour Party has indicated...

Government Urged to Pump More Funds Into Renewable Energy

Tuesday 16th December, 2014 Hits:1207 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Ken Richards

Government Urged to Pump More Funds Into Renewable Energy

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Not enough money has been budgeted for energy in the 2015 fiscal package presented by...

Opposition Predicts January Election, Says They Deserve Commendation for Restraint Over delayed MoNC

Tuesday 16th December, 2014 Hits:1287 SKN Parliament and Election Watch Ken Richards

Opposition Predicts January Election, Says They Deserve Commendation for Restraint Over delayed MoNC

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  One Opposition MP says speculation about the coming General Election being held in January should...

PRESS RELEASES

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St. Kitts-Nevis Police Trained In Polygraph Testing

Friday 19th December, 2014 Hits:60 Press Releases Sourced Information

St. Kitts-Nevis Police Trained In Polygraph Testing

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): Four members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) are now certified to...

Renewable Energy Is The 'Route To Go', Says Energy Minister

Friday 19th December, 2014 Hits:55 Press Releases Sourced Information

Renewable Energy Is The 'Route To Go', Says Energy Minister

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Hon Dr. Asim Martin has predicted "tremendous savings" on the...

Speech by Cuban President Raul Castro on re-establishing U.S.-Cuba relations

Thursday 18th December, 2014 Hits:187 Press Releases Sourced Information

Speech by Cuban President Raul Castro on re-establishing U.S.-Cuba relations

Fellow countrymen,   Since my election as President of the State Council and Council of Ministers I have reiterated on many occasions...

Caribbean Action Plan for UNESCO World Heritage confirmed at Regional Meeting

Thursday 18th December, 2014 Hits:134 Press Releases Sourced Information

Caribbean Action Plan for UNESCO World Heritage confirmed at Regional Meeting

NATCOM (SKN) - Basseterre: The way forward for the Caribbean in terms of its World Heritage offerings was formalized at...

St. Kitts and Nevis welcomes U.S. policy change on Cuba relations

Thursday 18th December, 2014 Hits:160 Press Releases Sourced Information

St. Kitts and Nevis welcomes U.S. policy change on Cuba relations

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (CUOPM) - The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has welcomed the major changes in United States...

REGIONAL

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Vincentians To Pay Lowest Fuel Surcharge Since 2011

Friday 19th December, 2014 Hits:51 Regional Sourced Information

Vincentians To Pay Lowest Fuel Surcharge Since 2011

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTOWN, St Vincent - The State-owned St Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) has announced a drop in its...

Public servants accept gov’t wage increase offer

Friday 19th December, 2014 Hits:61 Regional Sourced Information

Public servants accept gov’t wage increase offer

(Dominica News Online) The union representing the largest body of public servants on the island has accepted the latest government’s...

Gonsalves: Day of great rejoicing

Thursday 18th December, 2014 Hits:165 Regional Sourced Information

Gonsalves: Day of great rejoicing

(Nation News) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders yesterday welcomed the shift in diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.    St Vincent...

SPORTS

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FIFA Will Not Reopen 2018 And 2022 World Cup Votes

Friday 19th December, 2014 Hits:51 Sports Sourced Information

FIFA Will Not Reopen 2018 And 2022 World Cup Votes

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to...

ICC launch fans’ chance to pick their Greatest World Cup XI

Friday 19th December, 2014 Hits:58 Sports Sourced Information

ICC launch fans’ chance to pick their Greatest World Cup XI

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 begins on February 14 when New Zealand takes on Sri Lanka in the tournament...

Celebrate with Your Team at This Year’s Carnival Cup

Thursday 18th December, 2014 Hits:147 Sports Sourced Information

Celebrate with Your Team at This Year’s Carnival Cup

Basseterre, St. Kitts - In the spirit of carnival, the SKNFA presents the Carnival Cup 2014-2015. After a very fiercely...

BUSINESS

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T&T firms see more opportunities in Cuba

Friday 19th December, 2014 Hits:40 Business Sourced Information

T&T firms see more opportunities in Cuba

(Trinidad Guardian) Managing director of Sacha Cosmetics, who is currently in Cuba on a business trip, said he was in...

Ten Caribbean destinations reaped $867 million from private jet vacationers in winter season

Friday 19th December, 2014 Hits:84 Business Sourced Information

Ten Caribbean destinations reaped $867 million from private jet vacationers in winter season

(Caribbean News Now) NEW YORK, USA -- Elite Traveler Magazine has just reported the top ten destinations to enjoy the...

Dominica among World’s First Sustainable Destinations Top 100

Thursday 18th December, 2014 Hits:163 Business Sourced Information

Dominica among World’s First Sustainable Destinations Top 100

(Dominica Vibes) Roseau, Dominica –  Four leading sustainable tourism organizations created the world’s first Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 list...

ENTERTAINMENT

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Puma Adds Another Top Caribbean-Born Star To Its Team

Wednesday 17th December, 2014 Hits:147 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Puma Adds Another Top Caribbean-Born Star To Its Team

(News Americas) NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 17, 2014: PUMA, one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, has tapped another...

Camille Cosby Compares Allegations Against Bill Cosby To Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story

Tuesday 16th December, 2014 Hits:252 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Camille Cosby Compares Allegations Against Bill Cosby To Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story

(Huffington Post) Camille Cosby has broken her silence on the recent sexual assault allegations against her husband, Bill Cosby.   In a...

Grenada Promoters Against Work Permits For Caribbean Artistses

Monday 15th December, 2014 Hits:263 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Grenada Promoters Against Work Permits For Caribbean Artistses

(Jamaica Observer) ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenadian promoters are urging the Keith Mitchell administration to remove the need for work...