West Indies News Network

Tuesday 17th January 2017


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Drugs and Second Illegal Firearm Confiscated

Staff Writer

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The police report having confiscated an illegal firearm and a quantity of marijuana during a search in St Pauls. The find was made during the execution of a search warrant Monday night on a residence in the Willet's Housing Programme in St Pauls, according to a police release. The search party involved found one Springfield .40mm pistol...

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Cabinet Downplays Conflict of Interest Concerns

Ken Richards

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): There has been a Cabinet response to the ongoing debate about possible conflict of interest in relation to sitting government ministers engaging in private business. The issue revolves around Public Works Minister Ian Patches Liburd who registered a private company in August last year to supply building materials. Minister Liburd has since told local media that the...

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SKN Youths More Likely To Be Involved In Gangs Than Other OECS Countries

Ken Richards

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): St Kitts and Nevis is an at risk society in terms of gang violence, Attorney General Vincent Byron is informing the nation. Citing high unemployment among youth in the region, Attorney General Byron noted that young men and women are at greater risk of engaging in high risk behaviors including gang affiliation and criminal activity. In Barbados...

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UNTT Supports Efforts To End Child Marriages

Ken Richards

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The UN is throwing its support behind the efforts of the Trinidad and Tobago government to end child marriages in that country. In a statement, the United Nations System in Trinidad and Tobago (UNTT) welcomes the resurgence of the debate on child marriage and reaffirms its support for all efforts to end this practice. The statement notes...

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Newtown Man Busted For Alleged Drug Smuggling

LK Hewlett

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A Newtown resident, said to be a Dominicano living in the Federation for many years, was arrested at the R.L. Bradshaw International Airport Sunday for alleged drug smuggling. WINN FM understands the man was returning to St. Kitts from St. Maarten late Sunday afternoon on a LIAT flight when police units and Customs Enforcement stopped him...

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