By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is a Visiting Fellow at London University and former Caribbean diplomat)   Much media coverage was given to the signing on May 28 in Trinidad of a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) by US Vice President, Joseph Biden, and current Chairman of the […]

“Brutal” Talks and the US-Caribbean Relationship

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 15, 2013 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis will host a Results Based Management Workshop on January 16 and 17 which forms part of the CARICOM Education for Employment Programme (C-EFE). Honourable Nigel Carty, Minister of Education and Information will open the workshop with a keynote address […]


By Sir Ronald Sanders Earnings and employment generated by the rum industry in 14 CARICOM countries and the Dominican Republic (collectively CARIFORUM) are under siege and the entire industry could be severely diminished in a few years unless the governments of these countries take swift action. In previous commentaries, I […]

Rum Facing Devastating Double Whammy

By Magnus Brensyl Esdaille Basseterre, St Kitts; The presentation below is the reproduction of the essay submitted by Magnus Brensyl Esdaille which won him the first prize in the Jamaica 50 St. Kitts Nevis Essay Competition in the Young Adults (aged 16 to 25) Category which was held in August […]

Assess the Role of Jamaicans in the Caribbean Experience of ...

PRESS RELEASE Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 04, 2012 (SKNIS): Youth in St. Kitts and Nevis are set to benefit as the CARICOM Secretariat’s Youth Desk rolls out its latest intervention to promote empowerment and self -dependency through entrepreneurship. Entrepreneur Ervin Welsh and youth activist Ian Richards were trained to deliver […]


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, AUGUST 24TH 2012 (CUOPM) – Presentations from leading experts on topics including the development of geothermal energy, mechanisms for funding investment in renewable energy, electricity systems integration and energy access solutions for developing countries and strategies for improving energy efficiency and energy access will be made at […]

St. Kitts To Host Third Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum And ...

Dominican Republic President-Elect Danilo Medina A Free Trade Agreement with Haiti is a priority for Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina, he said this weekend. Medina, who won the country’s election in May, said he would boost efforts towards a free trade agreement with the Dominican Republic’s neighbours on Hispaniola upon […]

Haiti Free Trade Agreement a Priority for Dominican Republic’s Medina

By Sir Ronald Sanders At the opening of the 33rd Conference of the 15-Nation Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), the incoming Chairman, St Lucia’s Prime Minister, Kenny Anthony, called on governments of the region to “develop a common policy and programme for engagement with new and emerging global partners”. […]

This Is No Time for A Weaker Caribbean Community

By Russell Williams I recently read a piece on the BBC website on how former West Indies Captain and batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan blamed the West Indies coaching setup for his poor form and eventual departure from West Indies cricket in 2010. The batsman went on to say how the coaching […]

It’s Simply not Cricket!

PRESS RELEASE by H.E. Stefan Schlüter Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany This week’s International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May provides us with a special opportunity to draw attention to biological diversity, an indispensable necessity for us and vital to life on our planet. This year the […]

International Day for Biological Diversity

PRESS RELEASE 12th April 2012 By Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Based on the history of frequency of hazard impacts and related social and economic losses, Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. Understandably, then, the subject of […]

Resolve and Resilience in the Face of Risk

EDITORIAL Following the Election Petition case in Nevis recently, we at Kittivisian Life restrained ourselves from comment. However, we are cognizant that many in the Federation and worldwide are anxious for clear unbiased comment on the matter. Beginning with the CARICOM, and OAS observer reports on the election, the indications […]