St Kitts and Nevis

IDB Speeds Up Caribbean Broadband

 Above: the Inter-American Development Bank By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank is partnering with CANTO, the Caribbean’s leading trade association for Information and Communication Technology, to accelerate the development of broadband in the region. “Facilitating ICT solutions …

US, UK Visits Increase to St Kitts and Nevis

 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bookings to St Kitts and Nevis by United States and United Kingdom visitors have increased by double digits over the past year, according to Tourism Minister Richard Skerritt. To date for …

LIAT, Nevis Agree on Promotion Plan

 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Airline LIAT and Nevis have agreed on a joint plan to promote the island for the upcoming season, following a meeting between LIAT CEO Brian Challenger and a delegation led by …

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 Barbados has the highest Human Development Index of any CARICOM country, according to the latest data from the United Nations Development Programme. Barbados has an index of 0.793, which is 47th in the world, just after Croatia and ahead of …

 Above: Harrismith Beach in Barbados (Photo: Barbados Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest life expectancy in CARICOM, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund. The report, “State of World Population 2012,” was …

 Above: Charlestown, Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States have formally established diplomatic relations. OECS Director General Dr Len Ishmael called it “the beginning of a new chapter in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas got his first look at a proposed Agro-Tourism project in St Kitts Sir Gilles area, a 20-acre farm which would incorporate green agriculture, green energy and green …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Doing business is easier in St Lucia than anywhere else in CARICOM, according to the 2012 Doing Business report from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. St Lucia was ranked 52nd in the …

 St Kitts and Nevis’ newly-formed Delta Squad crime-fighting force is getting a boost from the federation’s Customs and Excise Department, along with the private TDC Group. TDC and the Customs Department are splitting a new bus for the force, along …

 Above: WindWatt’s wind farm in Nevis (Photo: CJ) A contract signed by the United States Overseas Private Investment Corporation to fund the first phase of the wind farm at Bel Vue in St Kitts is under review, according to Prime …

 Above: Julissa Reynoso, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America, the Caribbean and Cuba with the US State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (Photo: US State Department) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean will receive an injection of $77 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister Sam Condor has signed a memorandum of understanding between Radio Taiwan International and ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation, while in Taipei this week. Radio Taiwan, which is one of the world’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the first mission of St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas’ new Delta Squad crime-fighting task force, he praised the cooperation between the country’s defence and police forces. Douglas was speaking at a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Taiwan has pledged what it called an “unshakable commitment” to joint projects it is overseeing in St Kitts and Nevis. “I will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that Taiwan continues to pledge its unshakable …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A joint unit of the St Kitts-Nevis Defence Force and the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force has begun operations, highlighted by its first mission in St Kitts’ New Town and Mc Knight. The …

 Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer and South Korea FM Kim Sung Hwan (UN Photos: Eskinder Debebe and JC McIlwaine) By Alexander Britell China has been extending its influence and investment in the Caribbean region over the last several years, highlighted …

 Above: the Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial and Legal Service Complex By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis lawmakers have replaced the federation’s 135-year-old Evidence Act, an original British statute. The new law, which passed the National Assembly unanimously, …

 Above: the meeting in Guyana (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Participants from St Kitts and Nevis, Belize, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are meeting in Guyana this week as part of a four-day sub-regional meeting on gangs and …