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St Kitts and Nevis becoming ideal Citizenship by Investment choice amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to rethink their priorities and even geographical locations/citizenships. While the virus started to spread from a single place...

SKNLP wishes International nurse day with a heartfelt message

The opposition - SKNLP party - St Kitts and Nevis labour party wished the nurses as the world celebrates International Nurse Day.

PM Harris talks about equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines at ACT meet

Saint Kitts and Nevis island - Prime Minister - Dr. the Hon Timothy Harris talks about the urgent need for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines at the sixth ACT-Accelerator Facilitation Council meeting, held on 12 May 2021.

PM Harris highlights measures taken by the government to sustain peace and security

Saint Kitts and Nevis: The prime minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis- Timothy Harris highlighted some measures to sustain peace and security in the nation by team unity-led government. The safety and security of every citizen and resident remain the primary responsibility of the Team unity- led government. Prime Minister- Dr Timothy Harris calls on all in society to cooperate with the law enforcement officers to maintain peace and security in St Kitts and Nevis. Following are the measures that the team unity government took to improve the execution of duties and to boost the morale of law enforcement officers- Closed the dilapidated police stations in Old road and St. paul's and commenced the construction of new modern facilities in New Castle and sandy point Increased risk pay of officers and displacement allowances for those working in Nevis island but are residing in St Kitts and vice-versa. Facilitated better training for police officers to facilitate faster breakthroughs and crime solving Equipped agencies with the necessary equipment and technology to combat today's criminals, including CCTV cameras, and additional patrol vehicles Enhanced the forensic capabilities of the police force of St Kitts and Nevis Facilitated and supported the peace initiative, thereby containing intergang rivalry, crime and homicide Passed the largest budgetary allocation for national security in the country's history at a high of $99.2 million, and in the year 2021, we still provided - $86.1 million. PM Harris further stated that the infrastructural and other support to the police force in St Kitts and Nevis have significantly increased under the team- unity- led government. The government has also contributed more than $2.4 million towards the construction and furnishing of the new castle police station. Adding to this, he asserted, "The CCTV surveillance system in Nevis has been expanded at the cost of about $5 million. Over the last four years, St Kitts and Nevis Defence force has maintained a presence of soldiers on Nevis to support the work of the police there, which has helped contain and reduce major crimes on the island. "Prioritization is currently being given for repairs to stations in- Gingerland, Cotton ground, the Buttler's barracks and bath barracks, as well as the division headquarters in Charlestown. The combined efforts and strategies by all agencies have brought about a welcomed reduction in major crimes, including homicides." He further added that "In 2019, St Kitts and Nevis recorded a significant reduction in homicides from 23 to 13 and further reduced to 10 in 2020. Non-fatal shooting and gang activities are at the lowest levels in recent history." Law enforcement agencies urged to ensure that their presence is continually felt throughout the entire federation. PM Harris calls for additional support for positive youth group initiatives like- the explorers club programme that reinforces positivity, civic-mindedness, and patriotism.

Health Minister Akilah Byron receives 2nd dose of COVID vaccine

Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: Akilah Byron Nisbett, Minster of Health, ICT, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment and Talent Development of St Kitts and Nevis received her...

Cricketer Dwayne Bravo to play from SKNP team in 2021 CPL tournament

St Kitts and Nevis: Cricketer - Dwayne Bravo has now left Trinbago Knight Riders and joined Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots ahead of the...

CORVI- Project extends to capital city of St Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis: The Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index-(CORVI) project expanded to the industrial city of Basseterre in St. Kitts and Nevis...

PM Harris announces beneficial changes in COVID protocols 

Saint Kitts and Nevis: Prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis- Timothy Harris spoke in the edition of Leadership Matters. He stated that "I am...

CPL 2021 to be host by St Kitts and Nevis, with proper safety measures

St Kitts and Nevis Island to host 2021's CPL- Caribbean Premier League, with all the 33 games, scheduled to take place on the smallest island of the Caribbean from August 28 onwards.

Government of St Kitts and Nevis to initiate recycling project of plastic

Department of Environment with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is leading a recycling project of plastic, aimed to reduce waste and strengthen sustainability and to encourage a healthy environment.

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