• Man seriously injured in Saturday morning shooting

Police crime scene 555Basseterre, St. Kitts, 8th March 2015 (MiyVue.com) - An early morning shooting incident on Saturday, 7th March, in the West Bourne Ghaut area has left one man seriously injured.

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, 9th March 2015 (MiyVue.com) – In what was built as a big clash between the top two teams in the league lived up to expectation, as table-toppers St Paul’s FC  a 2-1 victory over second place Conaree FC to remain front runners.

Watched by a fair sized crowd, St Pauls Fc increased their lead at the top of the table to 5 points after Keithroy Freeman netted a double in the 37th & 49th minute on either side of the half. While Conaree’s, Errol O'Loughlin in the 56th minute, was the lone consolation for the second place outfit.

In other action from the weekend, on Friday, Rams Village Superstars and Lime 4G Rockets drew 1-1 at the Newtown ground.

Kimaree Rogers in the 16th minute opened the scoring Rams Village while Javiem Blanchette 65th minute salvaged a point for the Rockets.

Fast Cash SPD United trounced St. Thomas/Trinity Strikers, 3- 0, through goals from Darrel Challenger 50th, Evansroy Barnes 82nd and Glenville Gumbs 86th.

Mantab FC blanketed Harris Paint St. Peters, 2- 0, with Sylvester Alexander and  Kevil Seaton  netting for the  Mantab in 20th and 67th  minute respectively.

Home outfit, Winners Circle Newtown United was edged out by a determined Garden Hotspurs 2-1.

As a Tiran Hanley 90th Minute brace helped Spurs gain all three points up for grabs, with  Dahjal Kelly scoring in the 4th  minute as Yohannes Mitcham 56th minute was the only consolation for the home team.


Basseterre, St. Kitts, 6th March 2015 (MiyVue.com) – Former controversial House Speaker Curtis Martin is saying thanks for the time he served in that capacity under the Denzil Douglas led Labour Administration.

In a statement published on his social media page, Martin said that he is thankful for the opportunity to serve as the youngest elected Speaker of the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis.

“Thank you, St. Kitts & Nevis, for the opportunity to serve you as the youngest elected Speaker of the National Assembly from 2008 to 2015,” Martin wrote.

The often laid-back Martin indicated that his tenure at the helm of the federal parliament came with a number of trials and abuses, but he has left proudly.

“Despite the rigor and challenges of the job; including being publicly & privately harassed, ridiculed, threatened, pressured, humiliated, verbally abused, targeted and attempted to be disrespected, & dehumanized and the long hours without a deputy, I took all of this without a murmur or public discourse, and I walked away proudly after giving back a lot to my country,” the former speaker noted.

Curtis Martin often found himself on the wrong side of the then opposition coalition (Team Unity) in the National Assembly, for several reasons including the non-tabling of the Motions of No Confidence that were brought against the Labour Government.

But, according to Martin, he has no regrets for his actions in the House.

“I have no regrets whatsoever for my conscience is clear that I held firm to my principles and never walked away from my common touch and my humble nature with the people. It's all and the only way that I know. Thank you McKnight for grounding me in the smarts and arts of living in the land I love. Thank you Almighty God for being there during my most rewarding, very testing and life changing experience. The change I speak of is more quality time with my three children who are the gems of my life. The other enjoyment of life will only continue to be better because I never left them as Speaker,”

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 3rd March 2015 (MyVueNews.com) – With the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis recording its eighth homicide on Monday, 2nd March, the Police Force has released the identity of the victim.

According to information published by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Jason Bradshaw-Francis of Grove Village, St. Paul’s, was gunned down at approximately 9:10 p.m. on Monday last. 

The force disclosed that initial investigations carried out has revealed that the victim was attacked by three armed assailants at Rawlins Housing Project, and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has condemned the killing of the teenager, while issuing a strong word to the criminals of the Federation.

According to Harris, the number one priority for the new administration is the safety of the people and the security of the nation.

“Let there be no mistake about that. My administration will at all times have a zero tolerance policy for crime, period. Crime helps no one, and it harms everyone. Among other things, crime destabilizes neighborhoods. It hurts our families and communities. It erodes our attractiveness as a place where people invest and create jobs. And it damages our reputation as a beautiful country of kind, friendly and warm people,” the prime minister explained.

He noted that under his administration, criminals would find no comfort, as they will be resolute and relentless in their efforts to fight crime in St. Kitts and Nevis.  

Police requests that anyone who has information pertaining to this incident should contact the Violent Crime Unit at 467-1886, 4767-1887, 467-1888, or the nearest police station.

Persons can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS). You do not have to provide personal information, and you may be eligible to receive a reward.

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 Basseterre, St. Kitts, 4th March 2015 (MyVueNews.com) – The busy schedule for new Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris continued when he met with representatives from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The IMF delegation met with the prime minister, who holds the portfolio of minister of finance, to provide him with an overview of ongoing preparations for the annual regional common policy discussions with the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) member countries.


The team also congratulated Prime Minister Harris on his election to the prime ministerial portfolio, while expressing hope that the collaborative and productive relationship between the IMF and St. Kitts and Nevis would continue.


In accepting the congratulation, the new PM noted that “t\he people have mandated us to bring shared prosperity to all, and we hope with your support and counsel, we can deliver to our people,” said Prime Minister Harris.


The focus of this year’s regional consultation will be on building a healthy financial system in the ECCU, policy options to boost growth and competitiveness, fiscal policies for growth and macroeconomic stability, as well as regional integration initiatives in these and other areas.


KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s public debt stock is projected to reach $2.072 trillion by the start of financial year 2015/16 on April 1.


This is an increase of approximately $125 billion, or 6.5 per cent over the 2013/14 figure.


This has been stated in the Medium Term Debt Strategy (MTDS) for financial years 2015/16-2017/18, which was tabled by Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips in the House of Representatives on February 19.


The MTDS noted that additional debt triggered the global bond issue of July 14, 2014, totaling US$800 million, or J$89.8 billion, accounting for the majority of the increase up to December, 2014 of $93.7 billion. But, there were also increases from loan inflows from multilateral creditors, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and the depreciation of the Jamaican currency which added approximately $54.8 billion to the debt stock.


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Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has promised an inquiry into how a TV crew gained permission to interview one of the Delhi gang rapists on death row.


He criticised the film in parliament, saying it should not be shown in India. A Delhi court has already blocked the film, made for the BBC and NDTV.


Film-maker Leslee Udwin said the jail and home ministry had given her permission to conduct the interview.


She spoke to one of four men sentenced to death over the 2012 rape and murder.


The killing of the 23-year-old student on a bus in Delhi caused shock and revulsion around the world.


Udwin interviewed one of the rapists for India's Daughter, a BBC Storyville documentary due to be broadcast on 8 March, International Women's Day.


Rapist Mukesh Singh, who along with the three others  is facing the death penalty, expressed no remorse in the interview, and blamed the victim for fighting back.


Rajnath Singh told parliament that his government would "not allow any venture that seeks to benefit from this [the Delhi rape] for commercial gain".


He said the film-makers were asked not to release or screen it until it was approved by the Indian authorities.


Police in Delhi said they had gained an injunction against the film because the rapist's remarks were "creating an atmosphere of fear and tension".


In addition, the injunction forbids publication of quotes from the film, or broadcasting any clips.


The BBC's South Asia correspondent Justin Rowlatt in Delhi says the issue is not just what the convict says, but also whether he should have been given a platform to express his views.


The film-makers have said any attempt to stop the film's broadcast would be a violation of the right to freedom of expression. They plan to challenge the ban in court.


Businesswoman Anu Agha, a member of the upper house, told parliament that "banning the documentary is not the answer".


"What the rapist said is the view of many men in India. Let us not pretend all is well," she said.


Javed Akhtar, a writer who is also a member of the upper house, said it was "good that this film was made [and that] it will reveal how many men think like [the] rapist".


Along with three of the other attackers, Mukesh Singh is appealing against his death sentence.


While prosecutors say the men took turns to drive the bus, and all took part in the rape, he says he stayed at the wheel throughout. His brother Ram Singh was also convicted but died in prison before the trial.


A teenager found guilty of rape and murder in the case was sentenced to three years in a juvenile reform facility.


Udwin told an NDTV studio discussion on Tuesday that the film "tries to show the disease is not the rapists, the disease is in society".


A BBC spokesperson said: "This harrowing documentary, made with the full support and co-operation of the victim's parents, provides a revealing insight into a horrific crime that sent shock waves around the world and led to protests across India demanding changes in attitudes towards women.


"The film handles the issue responsibly and we are confident the programme fully complies with our editorial guidelines.


"Assassin Films, the production company that made India's Daughter, has assured the BBC that it fully complied with the filming permissions granted by Tihar Jail."




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