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REUTERS WORLD NEWS: Rus Nuke Threat, Hurricane Ian, Russian Gas Leak, Snowden a Russian Citizen, More

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 1:43pm

The Reuters Daily Briefing Tuesday, September 27, 2022 by Linda Noakes Hello Here’s what you need to know. Russia issues a new nuclear warning, Hurricane Ian churns toward the Florida coast, and the pummeled pound faces a long road back Today’s biggest stories   A member of an electoral commission directs a voter in a […]

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EU Allocates Funds to Caribbean Countries Hit by Food Crisis

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 12:13pm

BRUSSELS, CMC – The European Commission (EC) has allocated Euro 600 million to finance immediate humanitarian food aid, food production and resilience of food systems in the most vulnerable countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). “This will help partner countries and vulnerable people to cope with the unjust consequences of Russia’s war […]

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National Insurance Partners with Liamuiga Agricultural Cooperative at Fundraiser

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 11:40am

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (MMS-SKN) — When members of the Liamuiga Agricultural Cooperative Society held a fundraiser in aid of their founding member, a number of sponsors came forward and offered assistance through donations but the National Insurance Company Limited had a physical presence for the entire period of the fundraiser. Held at Maynard’s Park in […]

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NASPA Wins Top Regional Port Award

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 11:32am

 NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS  — The Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) emerged winner among other regional competing ports for the 2022 Novaport Cup Award for “Most Improved Performance.” Following the announcement at the Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC) Virtual 25th Annual General Meeting from September 14-15, 2022, an elated Mr. Oral Brandy, General Manager of NASPA, told the […]

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Trump Nominee Claver-Carone Voted Out at IDB for Inappropriate Behavior with Staffer

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 11:03am

By Cassandra Garrison and Andrea Shalal   MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Monday voted to fire Mauricio Claver-Carone, the bank said, after an investigation showed that the only American president in the bank’s 62-year history had an intimate relationship with a subordinate. The bank’s 14 […]

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Haiti Looting Caused $6m Loss in Relief Supplies, WFP Says

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 10:34am

Haitians protest over rising fuel prices during a nationwide strike, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Ralph Tedy Erol Sept 26 (Reuters) – Looting in Haiti this month led to the loss of at least $6 million of relief assistance including 2,000 tonnes of food, a World Food Programme official said on Monday, as the […]

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Hurricane Ian Hits Cuba, on Path to Florida as Possible Category 4 Storm

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 10:19am

A strengthening Hurricane Ian’s rain and winds lashed Cuba’s western tip, where authorities have evacuated 50,000 people, as it roared on a path that could see it hit Florida’s west coast as a Category 4 hurricane. Officials in Cuba‘s Pinar del Rio province set up 55 shelters, rushed in emergency personnel and took steps to […]

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Fires in Brazil’s Amazon Surge in September, Worst Month Since 2010

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 10:09am

By Gabriel Araujo   SAO PAULO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surged in September, already making it the worst month in more than a decade, government data showed on Monday, after a jump in deforestation during an election year. National space research agency INPE reported 36,850 fire alerts in the region […]

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Cuba Family Code: Country Votes to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 10:00am

BBC- Cuba has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a national referendum. About two-thirds of the population voted to approve reforms in a new Family Code, which will also allow surrogate pregnancies and give gay couples the right to adopt children. It marks a big moment for Cuba, which saw gay people persecuted and sent […]

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Haiti is a Humanitarian Catastrophe – UN envoy

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 9:53am

By Malu Cursino BBC News   A chronic gang, economic and political crisis has led to a humanitarian catastrophe in Haiti, the country’s UN envoy has said. Weeks of violence and attacks on food aid warehouses have rocked the nation’s food security, Helen La Lime told an emergency UN Security Council meeting. In protest of […]

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The Sum of All Fears: US Faces Bleak Options as Putin Turns Agressive on Nukes

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 9:46am

by Ellen Mitchell and Brett Samuels The Hill U.S. officials are walking a careful line in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest suggestion that he may be willing to resort to nuclear weapons. Following Putin’s thinly-veiled reference to the nuclear option in remarks last week, Biden administration officials have said they are taking the […]

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Hurricane Ian Strengthens to Category 2 Storm, Could Be ‘Something that We Haven’t Seen in Our lLifetime,’ Forecaster Says

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 12:11am

By Amir Vera, Holly Yan, Jennifer Gray and Nouran Salahieh, CNN CNN  —  Hurricane Ian keeps getting stronger as it barrels toward Florida, prompting urgent evacuations and threatening dangerous storm surges in places not used to getting hit directly by a hurricane. Ian is now a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, according […]

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WORLD VIEW: Ukrainians Scared, Italy Turns Right, Hurricane Aims at Florida, Europe Energy Crisis, More

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 12:32pm

Today’s Headlines Ukrainians scared by Russia’s preordained referendums KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After seven weary months of war, many Ukrainians fear more suffering and political repression awaits them as referendums orchestrated by the Kremlin with…Read More Italy shifts to the right as voters reward Meloni’s party ROME (AP) — A party with neo-fascist roots, the […]

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Jamaica: Massive Drug Bust at Ian Fleming Int. Airport Prompts Security Probe

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 11:45am

By Santana Salmon The Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) will be undertaking a security review following the recent multi-million cocaine bust at the Ian Fleming International Airport in St. Mary. In an interview, AAJ President and Chief Executive Officer Audley Diedrick said the drug bust has prompted the agency to take a closer look at […]

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Galapagos Park Testing Coral Replanting to Restore Fragile Ecosystem

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 11:13am

Sept 23 (Reuters) – Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park is testing different coral replanting methods in an effort to restore fragile underwater ecosystems around the storied islands. Coral reef die-offs affect the marine food supply chain and are considered a major climate tipping point. The experimental project is run by park rangers and volunteers, with support […]

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Rihanna to Headline Super Bowl Half-Time Show

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 11:06am

Pop superstar Rihanna will headline the half-time show at February’s Super Bowl in Arizona, the NFL has announced. The nine-time Grammy winner broke the news by posting a photo of an NFL branded football to Twitter. Organisers called the 34-year-old a “generational talent” in a press release issued on Sunday night. The show is one […]

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Tropical Storm Ian, Now Hurricane Ian as it Pounds Cuba Heading Towards North Florida

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 10:18am

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Ian has become a hurricane as the storm approaches Cuba and puts North Central Florida in the center of the “Cone of Uncertainty.” As of 5 a.m. on Monday, Ian’s wind speeds were recorded at 75 mph. Ian is forecasted to become a major hurricane before it makes landfall in Cuba. […]

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UK: Pound Hits Record Low After Tax Cut Plans

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 10:05am

  The pound has fallen to a record low against the dollar as markets react to the UK’s biggest tax cuts in 50 years. In early Asia trade, sterling fell close to $1.03 before regaining some ground to stand at about $1.06 on Monday morning, UK time. Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has promised more tax cuts […]

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St. Kitts DPP Valston Graham Says He Was Not Pushed Out of Office

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 9:56am

By CMC News Former director of public prosecution (DPP) for St. Kitts and Nevis, Valston Graham, has dismissed suggestions that he had been forced to step down from his post as a result of a change in government. “I’ve seen a lot of comments and people saying that I have been ousted. I have not […]

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Cuba Held a Referendum Sunday On Same-Sex Marriage & Adoption

The St Kitts Nevis Observer - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 9:50am

Cubans voted Sunday in a landmark referendum on whether to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption, allow surrogate pregnancies and give greater rights to non-biological parents. President Miguel Diaz-Canel and his wife cast their ballots early at a Havana polling station for what he said is a needed revision of the country’s 1975 Family Code. The new code, […]

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