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PRISON AUTHORITIES IN ST. KITTS-NEVIS PURSUE INITIATIVES TO ASSIST WITH RE-INTEGRATION OF EX-CONVICTS INTO SOCIETY

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 24, 2020 (SKNIS): Persons who have served their prison time face many hardships once released back into society; being stigmatized as an ex-offender is often a major barrier to successful community re-integration. Against this backdrop, several initiatives are being pursued by the relevant authorities in St. Kitts and Nevis to assist. This …

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Post Cabinet Briefing for 20th and 22nd January 2020

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 24, 2020 (SKNIS): The formal meetings of the Cabinet took place on Monday, January 20, and Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The meetings were chaired by Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris. Here are the salient matters that were discussed, and the decisions taken in those two meetings that are designed to …

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Outbreak of a new coronavirus respiratory infection

There is an outbreak of a new coronavirus respiratory infection taking place on the Mainland China. It started in Wuhan City, China, which is the epicenter, and as of today Friday, January 24, 2020 over eight (8) countries have reported confirmed cases to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The latest two countries to report confirmed …

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PENSIONERS RECEIVE INCREASE IN SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS  

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 23, 2020 (SKNIS): Pensioners in St. Kitts and Nevis will see an increase in benefits this month when they collect their Social Security cheques. During a sitting of the National Assembly on Thursday, January 23, 2020, Senior Minister and Minister responsible for Social Security, the Honourable Vance Amory, indicated that the …

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VIRTUAL ASSETS BILL, 2020 TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 23, 2020 (SKNIS): In his contribution to the Bill entitled the Virtual Assets Bill, 2020, Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Shawn Richards stated that the regulation of virtual assets will prevent acts such as theft, fraud, money laundering, Ponzi schemes and terrorist financing. According to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), …

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HMP INMATES’ BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY COME FIRST, SAYS COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONS

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 23, 2020 (SKNIS): Inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) who are convicted by a court of law automatically lose some liberties as prescribed by the Prison Act. However, Commissioner of Corrections, Terrance James, said that the inmates do not lose their human dignity. Loss of liberty includes restrictions on individual freedoms …

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FARMERS TO BENEFIT FROM FREE ISLAND-WIDE TESTING PROGRAMME FOR ANIMALS INFECTED WITH DERMATOPHILOSIS

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 22, 2020 (SKNIS): The Department of Agriculture in St. Kitts will coordinate an island- wide testing programme for farmers whose animals have been affected with Dermatophilosis. This programme will be conducted free of cost over a six month period, said Director of the Department of Agriculture, Melvin James, in an interview …

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