St Kitts going into a 14-day lockdown

St Kitts going into a 14-day lockdown

Prime Minister Timothy Harris announced that due to the continuous growth of new COVID-19 cases on the island, the government of St Kitts and Nevis has decided to put the country into a 14-day lockdown. The lockdown started on Sturday, 12th June from 6:00 pm for fourteen (14) days to Saturday, 26th June. A daily curfew will […]

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank launches its digital currency

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank launches its digital currency

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)  has launched its digital currency (CBDC) DCash. The event was streamed live on social media on the DCashEC platforms and the ECCB Connects on March 31. In  his official announcement, Timothy Antoine, governor of the ECCB,  noted that DCash is safer, faster and cheaper.” The ECCB […]

Actress Cicely Tyson dies at 96

Actress Cicely Tyson dies at 96

NEW YORK  — Actress Cicely Tyson who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award at age 88  and two Emmys for  playing a former slave in the 1974 television drama “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died last Thursday at 96. Tyson began her screen […]

Annamie Paul is the new leader of the Green Party of Canada

OTTAWA — Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto’s Annamie Paul as their new leader. Paul, who is Black and Jewish, took the microphone in an Ottawa art gallery after her win was announced and declared herself the descendant of slaves and an ally of those, such as Indigenous people, who are fighting for […]

Opposition leader Dr Denzil Douglas files petitions challenging polls

Opposition leader Dr Denzil Douglas files petitions  challenging polls

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -Five defeated candidates of the main opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) have filed petitions in the High Court challenging the results of the June 5 general election in the twin-island federation. “The petitions allege massive corruption in the election, massive corruption, and I ask everybody when it is published in the […]

Trudeau congratulates Saint Kitts- Nevis leader on his re-election

Trudeau  congratulates Saint Kitts- Nevis  leader  on his re-election

OTTAWA  – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has congratulated Prime Minister Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis on his recent re-election and said he was looking forward ” to continued work on shared priorities, including efforts to support greater resilience to climate change, investments in infrastructure, and economic growth and prosperity.” Both prime ministers expressed […]

Team Unity wins again in St Kitts

Team Unity wins again in St Kitts

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris led his coalition Team Unity to a second consecutive victory in Friday’s general election, winning six of the seven seats declared to date. The preliminary results showed that Harris of the People’s Labour Party (PLP) had comfortably won his Constituency Number 7 seat, polling 1 870 […]

St. Kitts-Nevis nationals overseas will not be able to vote

St. Kitts-Nevis nationals overseas will  not be able to vote

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts– Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said on Friday that borders of the twin-island Federation will remain closed effectively dashing the hopes of overseas nationals who would have wanted to travel to cast their ballots as had been the case in past general elections. In a radio and television broadcast, Harris said that […]

St. Kitts-Nevis nationals overseas will not be able to vote

St. Kitts-Nevis nationals overseas will  not be able to vote

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts– Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said on Friday that borders of the twin-island Federation will remain closed effectively dashing the hopes of overseas nationals who would have wanted to travel to cast their ballots as had been the case in past general elections. In a radio and television broadcast, Harris said that […]