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Has the Police Commissioner Resigned?

Has the Police Commissioner Resigned?

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:1096 Local Toni Frederick

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Has the Commissioner of Police resigned?  According to credible reports reaching WINN FM Police Commissioner CG Walwyn has tendered his resignation effective Friday, March 27th, but top government sources have not confirmed his resignation. Contacted by WINN FM on Thursday Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said he had no knowledge of Walwyn’s resignation.  Sources close to the police however, insist that the Commissioner tendered his resignation in a letter dated February 26th. Questions about the Commissioner’s status have raised over the past few weeks, when by his own admission, during an interview on Freedom Radio given from...

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Government to Implement VAT Relief, Vows to Depoliticize Civil Service

Government to Implement VAT Relief, Vows to Depoliticize Civil Service

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:717 Local Ken Richards

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  The Team Unity government says it is making good on a promise of VAT relief. The Value Added Tax was one of the issues dealt with by Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris in a national address Wednesday night.  Dr Harris confirmed that the new government was removing the 17 per cent VAT from food and medicines. Team Unity’s election manifesto states that a readjustment of the tax measure would facilitate greater economic activity in the country and assist in poverty alleviation. "Effective April 07, 2015, VAT on all food in St. Kitts and Nevis will end.   Not only...

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Bird Rock Man Escapes Injury in Shooting Incident

Bird Rock Man Escapes Injury in Shooting Incident

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:1898 Local Toni Frederick

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  A man, whose wife was shot and injured in January, was himself shot at on Thursday morning, shortly after he arrived at work. Just after 8:00 Dwayne Martin of Bird Rock is said to have parked his vehicle at his workplace in the Paul Southwell Industrial site, when he was shot at.   Assistant Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley told WINN FM later Thursday morning, that Martin fled on foot and escaped injury.  His assailant or assailants made a getaway via vehicle.  ACP Queeley reports that no one was injured in the incident, but a car and...

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SKN hosts 33rd Annual MOAS

SKN hosts 33rd Annual MOAS

Wednesday 25th March, 2015 Hits:1057 Local Andre Huie

  St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Hundreds of University and college students from Latin America and the Caribbean are in St. Kitts and Nevis to participate in the 33rd Annual Model Assembly of the Organization of America States also known as the MOAS. The MOAS is a simulation exercise where, through role-playing, the students represent the diplomats and political officials of the Member States of the OAS and follow parliamentary proceedings to debate and approve resolutions dealing with current issues on the Inter-American agenda. The Models foster the development of leadership skills in youth such as negotiation, team-work and problem solving. The...

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Development projects increase water demand says WSD

Development projects increase water demand says WSD

Wednesday 25th March, 2015 Hits:756 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): With the increase of development projects from foreign direct investments, the need to conserve water is important, notes Manager and engineer at the Water Services Department (WSD) Dennison Paul. Speaking in commemoration of World Water Day, Mr. Paul tells WINN that some 1.5 million gallons of water will be needed per day with the increase of development projects on the island.  He explains that despite the Water Services Department’s attempts at stressing the importance of conservation, there is still a lot of waste especially among some government institutions. Mr. Paul discloses that there are several cases...

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- WINN FM Evening News - 25th March, 2015

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PRESS RELEASES

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Long-standing Agriculture worker on Nevis honoured for contribution

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:135 Press Releases Sourced Information

Long-standing Agriculture worker on Nevis honoured for contribution

CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 26, 2015) -- Long-serving Department of Agriculture worker Ms. Roslyn Cranston, was commended by Minister of Agriculture...

Hon. Vance Amory reports on matters in the Nevis Administration and Federal Government

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:147 Press Releases Sourced Information

Hon. Vance Amory reports on matters in the Nevis Administration and Federal Government

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS – The following is a report from Premier of Nevis and Federal Minister Hon. Vance Amory. It...

Peaceful Co-Existence Encouraged At ALBA Summit

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:117 Press Releases Sourced Information

Peaceful Co-Existence Encouraged At ALBA Summit

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): St Kitts and Nevis has called for "the peaceful co-existence of countries in this hemisphere" and...

VAT Removed From Food, Medicine And Funeral Expenses

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:147 Press Releases Sourced Information

VAT Removed From Food, Medicine And Funeral Expenses

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 26, 2015 (SKNIS): In a national address last night, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris...

Ministry Of Education States No Tolerance To Violence Policy

Wednesday 25th March, 2015 Hits:289 Press Releases Sourced Information

Ministry Of Education States No Tolerance To Violence Policy

(EMU) – St. Kitts: In light of the most recent acts of violence which have gained momentum in the media,...

REGIONAL

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Holness loses appeal in Senate letter saga; says ruling brings closure to legal issues

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:141 Regional Sourced Information

Holness loses appeal in Senate letter saga; says ruling brings closure to legal issues

(Jamaica Observer) OPPOSITION Leader Andrew Holness yesterday said he has accepted the decision of the Court of Appeal against him...

Imbert on no confidence motion: Empty and absurd

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:141 Regional Sourced Information

Imbert on no confidence motion: Empty and absurd

(Trinidad Guardian) Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley led his MPs in a dramatic walkout from Parliament yesterday, moments after Opposition...

Probe Anand’s Legal Briefs

Wednesday 25th March, 2015 Hits:238 Regional Sourced Information

Probe Anand’s Legal Briefs

(Trinidad Express) The Police Service and Inte­grity Commission are being called on to launch an investigation into the Office of...

SPORTS

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Nike gives controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin sponsorship deal

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:157 Sports Sourced Information

Nike gives controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin sponsorship deal

(Antigua Observer) Controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin has been given a new sponsorship deal by US sportswear giant Nike. The 33-year-old American...

ICC Conference A Vote Of Confidence In WICB – Bassarath

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:130 Sports Sourced Information

ICC Conference A Vote Of Confidence In WICB – Bassarath

(Jamaica Gleaner) PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) director, Azim Bassarath, believes the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to host...

New Zealand beat South Africa in thriller to reach World Cup final

Wednesday 25th March, 2015 Hits:217 Sports Sourced Information

New Zealand beat South Africa in thriller to reach World Cup final

(Antigua Observer) New Zealand beat South Africa with a six off the penultimate ball to reach the World Cup final...

BUSINESS

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Barbadian senator says ”bring LIAT home to Barbados”

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:166 Business Sourced Information

Barbadian senator says ”bring LIAT home to Barbados”

(Antigua Observer) While Antigua & Barbuda’s prime minister is calling on LIAT to slow down and rethink its plan to...

Kraft to combine with Heinz in deal led by 3G, Buffett

Wednesday 25th March, 2015 Hits:230 Business Sourced Information

Kraft to combine with Heinz in deal led by 3G, Buffett

(Reuters) - Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, is acquiring a...

Rihanna joins Bolt for Puma's largest campaign

Wednesday 25th March, 2015 Hits:213 Business Sourced Information

Rihanna joins Bolt for Puma's largest campaign

(Jamaica Observer) Puma, the global sports brand, will include US/Barbadian singer Rihanna in its Forever Faster campaign which embodies the...

ENTERTAINMENT

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'American Idol'-Like Talent Competition App Launches

Thursday 26th March, 2015 Hits:120 Entertainment News Sourced Information

'American Idol'-Like Talent Competition App Launches

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For anyone who's ever dreamed of being on "American Idol" or "The Voice" as a performer...

One Direction Says Zayn Malik Has Left The Group

Wednesday 25th March, 2015 Hits:219 Entertainment News Sourced Information

One Direction Says Zayn Malik Has Left The Group

LONDON (AP) -- And then there were four: Chart-topping boy band One Direction announced Wednesday that Zayn Malik has left...

Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed After Doctor Detects Possible Sign of Early Cancer

Tuesday 24th March, 2015 Hits:300 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed After Doctor Detects Possible Sign of Early Cancer

(People) It was the phone call every woman hopes she never gets.  After having a preventive double mastectomy two years ago...

TECH NEWS

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WINN Tech report: SKN Download speed ranks amongst the lowest

Monday 23rd March, 2015 Hits:884 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN Tech report: SKN Download speed ranks amongst the lowest

St. Lucia Invests in Technology Sector Trainers from across St. Lucia, were invited to register for the opportunity to make their...

WINN Tech Roundup: Columbus, C&W Deal Hits Snag in Trinidad

Saturday 14th March, 2015 Hits:1466 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN Tech Roundup: Columbus, C&W Deal Hits Snag in Trinidad

  Caribbean Science Foundation Opens Applications for SPISE The Caribbean Science Foundation is inviting applications from Students, Teaching Assistance and Instructors for...

Winn FM Tech Round Up: Digicel, Viber and more

Wednesday 11th March, 2015 Hits:1387 Tech News Sourced Information

Winn FM Tech Round Up: Digicel, Viber and more

Canadian Military Provides Tech Training to Regional Defence Forces Some sixteen representatives from defence forces from from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados,...

WINN FM Weekend Tech Round Up For Weekend of Feb 27th

Saturday 28th February, 2015 Hits:1486 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN FM Weekend Tech Round Up For Weekend of Feb 27th

  Lenovo Laptops Infected with Malware at Source In an era where every day the world is rocked by a new internet...

WINN's Caribbean Tech Round Up

Thursday 26th February, 2015 Hits:1504 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN's Caribbean Tech Round Up

This is the WINN FM Caribbean Technology Round Up for the weekend of 20th February 2015.   The Government of T&T Bolsters...