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ECTEL: Liberalization of Telcoms Sector has positive impact on OECS

ECTEL: Liberalization of Telcoms Sector has positive impact on OECS

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:92 Local Ken Richards

  St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The liberalization of the telecommunications sector has had a positive impact on the OECS sub-region, according to the official who heads ECTEL – the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority. Castries-based Embert Charles says having moved away from a monopoly situation was the right decision. The ECTEL Managing Director acknowledges that there has been a downside to the liberalization initiative undertaken several years ago. Charles says the authority takes very seriously, its job of regulating the telecoms sector in the OECS. The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority is keeping an eye on a merger between Cable and Wireless and Columbus...

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Browne: St. Kitts soils rapidly depleting

Browne: St. Kitts soils rapidly depleting

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:170 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Non compliance to the crop rotation policy is resulting to a rapid depletion of the soil in St. Kitts, according to Oswald Browne from the St. Kitts Agriculture Department. Mr. Browne was delivering a presentation on the soils in the Federation at the opening ceremony of the Training in Soil Management workshop in La Guerite on Monday. Mr. Browne noted that while the lands in St. Kitts are fertile, there are limitations which are not characteristic of the soils in Nevis. Mr. Browne noted that sugar canes helped to keep the soil together in the days...

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Opposition disappointed banking Act was not debated in parliament

Opposition disappointed banking Act was not debated in parliament

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:209 Local Ken Richards

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The new banking act, harmonized legislation for the OECS being pushed by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank got its first reading in the parliament in Basseterre Tuesday. However the parliamentary opposition is crying foul because the debate which was expected to kick off on the act was put off by an amendment from the government side of the House. The banking act has evoked some controversy in some OECS states, notably in Antigua and Barbuda, where bank workers went on strike because they were unhappy with some of the stipulations and regulations contained in the act. Opposition Leader...

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Canadian Investigators to Examine Body to Confirm Arthur Porter's Death

Canadian Investigators to Examine Body to Confirm Arthur Porter's Death

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:740 Local Toni Frederick

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Investigators with Quebec's Anti-Corruption Unit have received permission to view the body of Dr. Arthur Porter in Panama in order to confirm his death, the Toronto Star is reporting. Dr. Arthur Porter, the physician at the center of a recent St. Kitts and Nevis diplomatic controversy, died in custody in Panama last Tuesday (June 30, 2015). According to the Star, a spokesperson for the Anti-Corruption Unit confirmed that investigators will be allowed to enter the morgue in order to collect fingerprints and visually identify Porter's body. The Sierra Leone national and Canadian citizen, who set up cancer clinics...

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CMO Traces Violent Crime Patterns

CMO Traces Violent Crime Patterns

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:542 Local Toni Frederick

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  As the Federation continues to grapple with a rising homicide rate, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick is taking a look at patterns going back over a decade. He asserts that the violent crime problem is fuelled by a gangs and drugs. Between 2001 and 2005, St. Kitts and Nevis recorded 40 murders, an average of 8 per year.  Then about 10 years ago, there was a jump.  From 2006 to 2010 there were 104 murders, an average of 21 per year, and in the past four years there were 98 or 18 per year on average. What accounts...

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LIAT prepares for move to new airport terminal in Antigua

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:71 Press Releases Sourced Information

LIAT prepares for move to new airport terminal in Antigua

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, July 06, 2015 – A new, larger terminal at the V.C. Bird International Airport, the home base...

PM Harris Tells Caribbean Launch of UNAIDS-Lancet Commission Report What's To Be Done To End AIDS

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:42 Press Releases Sourced Information

PM Harris Tells Caribbean Launch of UNAIDS-Lancet Commission Report What's To Be Done To End AIDS

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Prime Minister  of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris,  urged policy...

New PCS To Enhance Telecentres In Rural Areas

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:41 Press Releases Sourced Information

New PCS To Enhance Telecentres In Rural Areas

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS):  Computers in community centers throughout St. Kitts will be replaced with upgraded equipment, following a hand-over...

Special Olympics to Participate In World Games 2015

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:39 Press Releases Sourced Information

Special Olympics to Participate In World Games 2015

Special Olympics, the global leader for people with intellectual disabilities, will hold the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event, Special...

Nevis Tourism Authority's Nevis Mango and Food Festival commences later today

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:168 Press Releases Sourced Information

Nevis Tourism Authority's Nevis Mango and Food Festival commences later today

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (July 03, 2015) -- Activities for the Nevis Tourism Authority's (NTA) Nevis Mango and Food Festival will...

REGIONAL

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Antigua PM Admits Owning Yacht, Navigator

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:133 Regional Sourced Information

Antigua PM Admits Owning Yacht, Navigator

(Antigua Observer) Prime Minister Gaston Browne has responded to questions about his rising personal wealth raised by leader of the...

St Lucia not prepared to invest in regional airline

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:59 Regional Sourced Information

St Lucia not prepared to invest in regional airline

(Jamaica Observer) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony says St Lucia is not prepared to invest in the...

Venezuela Declares State of Emergency Amid Devastating Floods

Saturday 4th July, 2015 Hits:121 Regional Sourced Information

Venezuela Declares State of Emergency Amid Devastating Floods

(Caribbean News Service) CARACAS, Venezuela, Jul 04 2015 – Venezuela’s Apure state is facing its worst floods in years. President Nicolas...

SPORTS

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Former FIFA vice president charged in Cayman Islands fraud case

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:66 Sports Sourced Information

Former FIFA vice president charged in Cayman Islands fraud case

(Caribbean News Now) GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands  -- The former FIFA vice president and Cayman Islands football boss, Jeffrey Webb,...

Serena Beats Venus In 2 Sets In 4th Round At Wimbledon

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:65 Sports Sourced Information

Serena Beats Venus In 2 Sets In 4th Round At Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) -- Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam...

St Kitts and Nevis table tennis team departs for Caribbean TT Championship in Martinique

Saturday 4th July, 2015 Hits:154 Sports Sourced Information

St Kitts and Nevis table tennis team departs for Caribbean TT Championship in Martinique

The St Kitts and Nevis contingent left on Thursday 2nd July 2015 for Martinique to represent the Federation at the...

BUSINESS

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Jamaica Should Take Lessons From Greece’s Debt Situation, Says Opposition

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:51 Business Sourced Information

Jamaica Should Take Lessons From Greece’s Debt Situation, Says Opposition

(Jamaica Gleaner) The parliamentary Opposition says Jamaica should take lessons from Greece’s debt situation to ensure austerity measures are balanced...

Tortuga Rum Cakes Makes Inroads via US Shopping Channel

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:150 Business Sourced Information

Tortuga Rum Cakes Makes Inroads via US Shopping Channel

(Jamaica Observer) TORTUGA Rum Cakes continues to make inroads into the US market via a prime position on the popular...

Puerto Rico Governor: Creditors Should Help Solve Crisis

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:124 Business Sourced Information

Puerto Rico Governor: Creditors Should Help Solve Crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor said Thursday that creditors are responsible for helping the U.S. island...

ENTERTAINMENT

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Busy Signal arrested, released in T&T

Monday 6th July, 2015 Hits:97 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Busy Signal arrested, released in T&T

(Jamaica Observer) DANCEHALL artiste Busy Signal was released after being arrested in Trinidad Saturday night after failing to repay over...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Won't Face Felony Charges Over UCLA Scuffle

Friday 3rd July, 2015 Hits:141 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Won't Face Felony Charges Over UCLA Scuffle

(People) Sean "Diddy" Combs won't face felony assault and battery charges stemming from his dispute with a UCLA football coach...

Thicke: Distracted By Failing Marriage During Music Case

Thursday 2nd July, 2015 Hits:155 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Thicke: Distracted By Failing Marriage During Music Case

NEW YORK (AP) -- Robin Thicke says the deposition for the "Blurred Lines" case took a backseat to his crumbling...

TECH NEWS

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CTR # 28: Jamaica's Opposition Call for Security Audit

Saturday 4th July, 2015 Hits:114 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 28: Jamaica's Opposition Call for Security Audit

In the aftermath of the June 24th  cyber attacks on a number of the Jamaican Government websites, Dr. Andrew Wheatley,...

CTR # 27: Open Data, Presents Wealth Creation Opportunities

Saturday 27th June, 2015 Hits:279 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 27: Open Data, Presents Wealth Creation Opportunities

  That's the view of Jamaican Min. of State for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining,  Julian Robinson. The minister was speaking...

CTR # 26: Deloitte Tells Business Leaders, “Deal with Digital Disruption”

Monday 22nd June, 2015 Hits:352 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 26: Deloitte Tells Business Leaders, “Deal with Digital Disruption”

That was the message delivered last week by Digital Practice Lead for consultancy firm Deloitte, at the Digital Disruption And...

CTR # 25: Not Enough Focus on Online Security

Friday 12th June, 2015 Hits:543 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 25: Not Enough Focus on Online Security

Not Enough Focus on Online Security  The threats to their security online are real but, Caribbean nations are still not doing...

CTR # 24: St. Kitts and Nevis Participates in OECS e-Payments Forum

Saturday 6th June, 2015 Hits:530 Tech News Sourced Information

CTR # 24: St. Kitts and Nevis Participates in OECS e-Payments Forum

St. Kitts and Nevis Participates in OECS e-Payments Forum Rodney Bay, St. Lucia was the venue for the Competitive Business Unit's...