St Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts Completes Solar Panel Project

 Above: the panels on the roof of the government’s headquarters (Photo: Erasmus Williams) By the Caribbean Journal staff A project to install solar panels at government headquarters in St Kitts has been completed. The project, which has been part of …

Private Jet Terminal, New Resort Projects Underway in St Kitts

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Above: Christophe Harbour Construction is underway on a series of new projects in St Kitts, including a private jet terminal and the Kittitian Hill resort, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. The jet terminal …

For Large-Scale Earthquake in Eastern Caribbean, a Question of When, Not If

 By Alexander Britell Could the Caribbean experience another earthquake like the devastating one in Port-au-Prince in 2010? The answer is yes – and it could be even more powerful, according to Dr Joan Latchman, the director of the Seismic Research …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Manufacturing is on the rebound in St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. After a 19.6 percent decline in 2009, the sector grew by 2.2 percent last year. “This is attributed …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and St Kitts and Nevis have signed an open-skies air transport agreement. The agreement, which was signed last week, strengthens what the US State Department called “already strong” trade and tourism links …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Helped by markets in North America, St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport has seen increased airlift this year. The improvement comes in part due to two new weekend rotations …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The economy of St Kitts and Nevis is projected to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent next year, according to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. While growth will be flat for 2011, the economy …

 Above: Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex By the Caribbean Journal staff Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will tour the Caribbean next year as part of a global tour celebrating the Queen’s Diamond …

 Above: Charlestown, Nevis (Photo: CJ) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has met all quantitative performance targets through September 2011, according to the International Monetary Fund. The targets were met despite what the IMF …

 Above: from left, Governor Ric Todd, Justices Joan Joyner, Margaret Ramsay-Hale and Edwin Goldsbrough By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos has sworn in new Supreme Court Justice Joan Joyner, following similar ceremonies for recently-appointed Justices Edwin Goldsbrough …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Tourism Organization Chief Richard Skerritt has warned the Caribbean against “political stupidity,” what he called the greatest eminent danger to regional tourism. “Our tourism must be protected from the partisan tribalism that often divides …

 Above: Charlestown, Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has issued a warning to the country’s public servants, urging them to be more productive and cherish their employment opportunities. “We still have …

 Above: Charlestown, Nevis (CJ Photo) The government of St Kitts and Nevis is in advanced discussions with the Caribbean Development Bank on a comprehensive debt restructuring exercise. The two sides are discussing a partial guarantee from the CDB that would …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Crime has fallen by double digits in the last two months in St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Denzil Douglas. “Overall crime in September fell 48 percent compared to August, and in October, …

 Above: Prime Minister Denzil Douglas (UN Photo: Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff Zero tolerance on crime and violence is paramount for St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Denzil Douglas. Douglas, who was speaking at a ceremony …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council, according to Paul Brummell, British High Commissioner to St Kitts and Nevis. “I would like …

 Above: Dr Heather Johnson By the Caribbean Journal staff Young people who are constantly exposed to violence invariably develop complex psychosomatic illnesses, which very often lead to other chronic non-communicable diseases, according to CARICOM’s Dr Heather Johnson. Dr Johnson, who …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction on the marina of the multi-billion-dollar Christophe Harbour resort project in St Kitts is underway. Dredging is down to 20 feet at the site of the marina, according to Buddy Darby, CEO of Kiaway, …