St. Kitts Soars with More Airlift from North American Carriers
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Thursday October 18, 2018 – With airlift arrivals having grown for the past 18 months, there is a rising demand for St. Kitts as a leisure travel destination and North American a...
Getting to St Kitts is about to get a whole lot easier. The Eastern Caribbean destination is seeing continued growth from carriers across the United States and Canada. The new flights include United’s ...
Efforts underway to boost branding of St. Mary’s Biosphere Reserves
National MAB Coordinator (St. Kitts and Nevis) Markysa O’Loughlin making a presentation at a training course for Coastal and Island Biosphere Reserve Managers on Jeju Island in South Korea earlier thi...
Citizenship for a price: Antigua, St Kitts among nations tagged as high risk
The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Tuesday identified 21 countries and jurisdictions that posed a “high risk” to global cooperation on tax evasion by offer...
Poll: Ruling St Kitts/Nevis Team Unity in front as election draws nearer
DR Timothy Harris and his Team Unity Government would be re-elected to govern the St Kitts and Nevis federation for another term if an election is called now, according to a newly released opinion pol...
Catastrophic flooding devastates Trinidad and Tobago
By Eve George Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A very active rainy season in Trinidad and Tobago has left hundreds of residents marooned in their districts and homes, with just as many seeking shelter on higher ground from massive flooding ravaging the countryside. According to a statement from the ministry […]
Puerto Rico issues again highlighted in Florida election
By Caribbean News Now contributor FORT LAUDERDALE, USA — Post-hurricane issues in Puerto Rico have again been highlighted during the senate election campaign in Florida between outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, and Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. When Scott led a delegation of utility providers to Puerto Rico last year to help the hurricane-ravaged island, he […]
RSS deployment in St Kitts-Nevis quickly followed by reports of abuse
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Following the recent deployment of Regional Security System (RSS) personnel to reinforce policing in St Kitts and Nevis reports surfaced last week of a severe beating administered by members of the RSS and local police on Wednesday afternoon. A St Kitts resident, identified as Eric ‘Juni’ Thompson, said he was beaten […]
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana — It has been more than five years since Caribbean Airlines expressed an interest in launching direct flights from Georgetown, Guyana, to New York, Miami and Toronto and this goal was reiterated on Wednesday in Georgetown during a visit by chief executive officer (CEO) of Caribbean […]
St Kitts-Nevis opposition leader slams recent public opinion survey
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Leader of the opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), Dr Denzil Douglas, has dismissed the recent release of the results of CADRES public opinion survey by regional pollster Peter Wickham as “an exercise in dupery and unprofessionalism.” Wickham’s press release claimed to have surveyed 1,000 persons across the Federation and concluded, […]
Widespread Haitian protests call for PetroCaribe transparency and accountability
By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor firstname.lastname@example.org PORT AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Some three months after Haitian prime minister, Jack Guy-Lafontante, and his entire Cabinet resigned following a botched attempt to remove a fuel price subsidy under the advice of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which led to massive civil unrest and riots in […]
FBI agents investigate $4.7 million deal in Puerto Rico yet ignore multibillion-dollar frauds
By Caribbean News Now contributor SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Some 25 FBI agents this week raided municipal offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico, searching through documents and seizing digital records following an anonymous tip called into the comptroller’s office over how the mayor’s office awards government contracts – specifically, a $4.7 million deal with […]
UK relations ‘no longer fit for purpose’, says Cayman Islands government
LONDON, England (CNS) — The Cayman Islands government has taken a very different position from Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) over the current balance in the relationship between the UK and its Overseas Territories. In its submissions to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee for the review currently underway, the Cayman Islands government described the […]
Historic Nevis marriage register to be restored in Britain
YORK, England — Experts at Britain’s University of York will carry out urgently-needed repairs and restoration on the parish register recording the marriage of Admiral Lord Nelson, which has arrived in the UK for the first time in over 130 years from Nevis, its home in the Caribbean. The register arrived at the University on […]
First ECLAC disaster training for Cuba targets environment experts
HAVANA, Cuba — Environment experts in Cuba are now better equipped to evaluate the impact of disasters using damage and loss assessment (DaLA) methodology developed by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). This follows a DaLA training workshop conducted by a team from ECLAC’s subregional headquarters for the Caribbean from October […]