São Cristovão e Nevis

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São Cristovão e Nevis, The St Kitts Nevis Observer, Inglês
2024-06-16 03:32:49
PS Clarke said a person on the PAP for six years has received $36,000. – Advertisement – Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Livelihood Improvement for Family Transformation (LIFT) programme will open to new applicants on Monday, June 17, 2024, under an improved management system that promotes transparency, increases efficiency and builds sustainability so that it can achieve the objective of reducing poverty. PS Clarke said a person on the PAP for six years has received $36,000. Minister of State of Social Development and Gender Affairs, the Honourable Isalean Phillip, noted that the Poverty Alleviation Programme (PAP), which preceded the introduction of LIFT, suffered from many abnormalities. The PAP was a cash transfer programme that provided $500 to households earning less than $3,000 per month. Official statistics indicate that there were some 7,400 PAP registrants, which equated to approximately $3.7 million spent by the government every month. At a press conference...
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São Cristovão e Nevis, The St Kitts Nevis Observer, Inglês
2024-06-15 19:13:39
AG Wilkin. – Advertisement – Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Bill, 2024, was successfully passed in the Federal Parliament in St. Kitts and Nevis on Friday, June 14, 2024. The Bill, championed by Attorney General, the Honourable Garth Wilkin, represents a robust response to the growing issue of migrant smuggling within the Federation’s territorial waters. AG Wilkin. The legislation aims to deter the smuggling of migrants into St. Kitts and Nevis and aligns national laws with the international Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Attorney General Wilkin said that over the past five years, St. Kitts and Nevis has witnessed a concerning rise in smuggling incidents, predominantly involving Haitian nationals and Cameroonians. These individuals, often transported under perilous conditions, have faced grave dangers, including life-threatening voyages and subsequent detention under distressing circumstances. “We...
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São Cristovão e Nevis, The St Kitts Nevis Observer, Inglês
2024-06-15 11:20:58
Attorney General Wilkin. – Advertisement – Basseterre, St. Kitts –  In a concerted effort to strengthen the nation’s immigration laws, the Federal Parliament has successfully passed the Immigration (Amendment) Bill, 2024. This significant legislation, moved through Parliament by Attorney General, the Honourable Garth Wilkin, complements the recently passed Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Bill, 2024, and aims to deter the shielding, harbouring, or transportation of smuggled migrants into St Kitts and Nevis. Attorney General Wilkin. Attorney General Wilkin said that over the past five years, St Kitts and Nevis has experienced a troubling rise in incidents involving smuggled migrants. These individuals have often been intercepted in the Federation’s waters under perilous conditions, raising serious concerns about the adequacy of existing laws to address such violations. The notable increase in smuggling-related incidents underscored the necessity for a critical review and strengthening of the country’s immigration laws to effectively deter and prosecute those involved...
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São Cristovão e Nevis, The St Kitts Nevis Observer, Inglês
2024-06-15 03:34:16
Prime Minister and Minister responsible for Citizenship and Immigration, the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew. – Advertisement – Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is moving ahead with the establishment and operationalisation of its Continuing International Due Diligence (CIDD) Unit, further underscoring its continued efforts towards strengthening the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme and further protecting the country’s reputation internationally. The new CIDD unit will be headed by former Commissioner of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and current Ambassador for the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco, His Excellency Ian Queeley. Prime Minister and Minister responsible for Citizenship and Immigration, the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew. In making the announcement during the Friday, June 14 sitting of the National Assembly, Prime Minister and Minister responsible for Citizenship and Immigration, the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew said this new mechanism will further help to...
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São Cristovão e Nevis, The St Kitts Nevis Observer, Inglês
2024-06-14 19:37:30
– Advertisement – – Advertisement – Previous articleEstablishing even handedness: Antigua and Barbuda and Palestine
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São Cristovão e Nevis, The St Kitts Nevis Observer, Inglês
2024-06-14 10:52:11
File photo: Sir Ronald Saunders. – Advertisement – By Sir Ronald Sanders On Friday, 14 June 2024, Antigua and Barbuda and the State of Palestine established diplomatic relations, advancing the step taken in 2011 when Antigua and Barbuda declared its recognition of Palestine as a State. The agreement, signed in New York, by Antigua and Barbuda’s Foreign Minister E. Paul Chet Greene, and Palestine’s Ambassador with Ministerial rank, Dr. Riyad Mansour, emanated from a decision by Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, which was endorsed by the country’s Cabinet. Prime Minister Browne tasked me with the responsibility for negotiating the text of the agreement between Antigua and Barbuda and the State of Palestine. This diplomatic move was strategically sensitive, given the complex dynamics of the Palestine-Israel conflict over Gaza. Since achieving independence, Antigua and Barbuda, like many nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, has maintained diplomatic relations with...
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São Cristovão e Nevis, The St Kitts Nevis Observer, Inglês
2024-06-14 01:21:58
Pop-Up Men’s Health Clinic Initiative at Potter’s Cay Dock – The St Kitts Nevis Observer NASSAU, The Bahamas — Under the theme, ‘Men’s Health, Taking Control’ the Ministry of Health and Wellness Male Health Initiative conducted a Mobile Pop-Up Clinic for Men on Monday, June 10, 2024 at Potter’s Cay Dock. In an effort to screen the men’s health, nurses reviewed the status of ‘walk-in’ patients through checks for blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol, pulse, weight status, body mass index, and testings for diabetes and pre-diabetes. Six nurses conducted the clinic initiative. (BIS Photos/Mark Ford) – Advertisement – Nassau, The Bahamas – Under the theme, ‘Men’s Health, Taking Control’ the Ministry of Health and Wellness Male Health Initiative conducted a Mobile Pop-Up Clinic for Men on Monday, June 10, 2024 at Potter’s Cay Dock. In an effort to screen the men’s health, nurses reviewed the status of ‘walk-in’ patients through...
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São Cristovão e Nevis, The St Kitts Nevis Observer, Inglês
2024-06-13 16:10:46
Sales drive growth, and profits build wealth for businesses. 77% of businesses said sales for Q4 2023 were higher than Q4 2022 68% of businesses expect profits to increase in 2024 Under the Pierre-led Administration, business confidence in the local economy is growing. That confidence is inspiring expansion in the private sector. 45% of businesses plan to boost investment in 2024 Increasing sales revenue, profitability, and high investor confidence in the local economy will create new jobs for many Saint Lucians. 35% of businesses increased their workforce in Q4 2023 Last year, unemployment decreased to a record low of 14% nationally, and hiring trends in 2024 look promising. 32% of businesses plan to hire more staff in Q1 2024 In 2023, the Pierre-led Administration stood up to the external economic threats to our economy. To give consumers relief, the government accelerated the tax refund process, committed millions of dollars to...
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São Cristovão e Nevis, The St Kitts Nevis Observer, Inglês
2024-06-12 19:56:56
Scores of residents gathered at the Seventh-Day Adventist Freeport campus for the official opening and dedication ceremony of the Evangeline Jervis Hurricane Shelter for Grand Bahama. (BIS Photos/Andrew Miller) – Advertisement – Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — The Evangeline Jervis Hurricane Shelter and full-time feeding centre for Grand Bahama was officially opened and dedicated on June 6, 2024. Scores of residents gathered at the Seventh-Day Adventist Freeport campus for the official opening and dedication ceremony of the Evangeline Jervis Hurricane Shelter for Grand Bahama. (BIS Photos/Andrew Miller) The hurricane shelter, the first such dedicated facility for Grand Bahama, is the vision of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and is situated on its Freeport campus on Beachway and Gambier Drive. The 8,000 square-foot facility can accommodate up to 300 people, is equipped with an industrial kitchen, restroom, shower and locker facilities, sleeping quarters, laundry room and generator. Permanent Secretary at the Ministry...
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São Cristovão e Nevis, The St Kitts Nevis Observer, Inglês
2024-06-11 16:33:46
– Advertisement – Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St Kitts Electricity Company Limited (“SKELEC”) successfully defended an arbitration proceeding brought in the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) by Pure Energy Solutions (SKN) Limited (“Pure Energy”). Pure Energy, who initiated the arbitration, was seeking US$2.66 million in damages against SKELEC for alleged breaches of a fuel supply agreement dated December 17, 2021. SKELEC was represented by the Attorney General’s Chambers and Pure Energy by WeirFoulds LLP, a Toronto-based law firm. The sole Arbitrator selected pursuant to the ICC Rules, in his final and binding award, decided that SKELEC did not breach the fuel supply agreement as alleged and rejected all of Pure Energy’s claims. The Arbitrator also ordered Pure Energy to reimburse SKELEC for its arbitration costs in defending the proceeding. In September 2022, SKELEC terminated the fuel supply agreement on advice of the Attorney...
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