50th Anniversary Logo

Brimstone Hill 50th Anniversary Logo

Press Release

30 March 2015

The Brimstone Hill Society is pleased to reveal to the public our 50th Anniversary Logo. Throughout 2015 as we mark a historic milestone, the 50th Anniversary Logo shall be used on all letterheads and official correspondence of the Society. The design concept of our 50th Anniversary Logo was conceived by Cameron Gill. The concept was modified with input from Victor Smith, former General Manager and President, and a lifelong friend of the Society, as well as members of the 50th Anniversary Committee.

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 Government To Deliver On Promise To Sugar Workers

 

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 30, 2015 (SKNIS):

 

Minister Liburd address PM Harris and Ambassador Herrera

Minister Liburd address PM Harris and Ambassador Herrera

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis is one step closer to delivering on its promise to make a better life for former sugar workers with the acceptance of a US$16 million check from the government of Venezuela under the PetroCaribe agreement.

 

At a brief ceremony in Government Headquarters, Cabinet members and the local press bore witness to the signing and handing over of the check and the signing of an agreement between Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris and Venezuelan Ambassador His Excellency Bernardo Álvarez Herrera. Prime Minister Harris explained that the money would be given to former sugar workers. Continue reading

St. Kitts and Nevis Selected for Tradewinds 2015

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 27, 2015 (SKNIS):

 

Tradewinds 2015,Testing National Security And Emergency Response Resources

The St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) is forging ahead with preparations for hosting “Phase 1” of the United States-sponsored Regional Security Force training exercise dubbed Tradewinds. This is designed to make the waters off St. Kitts and Nevis the Operations Area (OA) for the Maritime Phase.

Tradewinds Planning Meeting

Tradewinds Planning Meeting

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Let’s Just Do It, Man!

 

COMMENTARY

waving St Kitts FlagG.A.Dwyer Astaphan,

Thursday, March 26, 2015

 

The Prime Minister announced last night that effective April 7, 2015, VAT will no longer be payable on food, medicine and funerals.

 

Now he and his colleagues must ensure that the savings actually reach consumers. This means that they must guard against any sudden ‘hike’ in prices of the newly exempted goods and services that would negate this removal of the VAT. In fact, we need to see a reduction in prices. Continue reading

VAT REMOVED FROM FOOD, MEDICINE AND FUNERAL EXPENSES

 

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 26, 2015 (SKNIS):

 

Dr. Timothy Harris PM

Dr. Timothy Harris PM

In a national address last night, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that effective April 7, 2015, Value Added Tax (VAT) on food, medicine and funeral expenses will end.  Continue reading