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Unprecedented global participation at UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS leads to new commitments, targets and momentum in the AIDS response NEW YORK/GENEVA, 10 June 2011 The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomes the bold new targets set by world leaders at the United Nations General […]

Bold New AIDS Targets Set by World Leaders for ...

LIFELINES “LifeLines is a monthly column dedicated to addressing issues of mental, behavioural, and social health. The column is written by professionals in the field of social work, mental health, and community medicine”. By Karimu Byron The increase in juvenile delinquent activity, including murder, robbery, and assaults, is a major […]

Juvenile Delinquency: Who’s at Risk?

“All forms of violence against women must stop – from the use of rape as a weapon of war to the use of violence by a husband to terrorize his wife within her own home. “ DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL ASHA-ROSE MIGIRO The Caribbean component of UN Secretary General Ban  Ki-moon’s UNiTE […]

UNiTE Caribbean Launched in Barbados

Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): Youth in St. Kitts weighed in quite emphatically on a number of issues at a National Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) consultation held at the conference room of the Ocean Terrace Inn, on Tuesday, November 17. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, Honourable […]


We are in the height of summer and it is not only the environmental temperature that is rising here in St. Kitts. Election fever has stepped up a pace and raised tempers as well as temperatures. The current slew of court cases brought by the opposition against the government seeks […]


We commence a series of articles dealing with issues that affect our mental health. The following article is presented by a member of the St. Kitts Mental Health Association. Gangs, long prevalent in many developed countries, are fast becoming a frightening feature of Caribbean life.  St. Kitts-Nevis, like several other […]

Gangs and Guns: Who’s at Risk?

Published on Thursday, March 12, 2009 By Dr Mirta Roses Periago, Director Pan American Health Organization Achieving the highest attainable level of health for all people is an objective shared by all the countries of the Hemisphere and that therefore should not be affected by gender or cultural differences. The reality, […]

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