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|St Kitts and Nevis News|
Caribbean Hospitals Getting Help for Hurricanes
The Pan American Health Organization and the British government have begun a “Smart Hospitals” program to retrofit vulnerable hospitals.
House Hunting in ... Nevis
On this Caribbean island, a government program enabling foreigners to obtain citizenship has been a boon for real estate sales.
A Three-Bedroom House in an Old Sugar Mill on Nevis
Vervain Mill, converted in 1980 and renovated in the 1990s, is on the market for $1.95 million.
Potential Suspect in Robbery of Justice Breyer
A police spokesman in the Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis said a “person of interest” was in custody in the robbery of Justice Stephen G. Breyer there.
Crime Report: Justice Is Robbed in West Indies
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court was robbed by a man armed with a machete while vacationing on the island of Nevis in the West Indies last Thursday, The Associated Press reported on Monday, quoting a spokeswoman for the Supreme Court. Justice Breyer was in his vacation home with his wife, Joanna, and guests when the robber entered the home around 9 p.m. on Thursday. The assailant took approximately $1,000 in cash and fled, the spokeswoman said. No injuries were reported.
Seeking Reversals of Fortune
West Indies will be seeking a reversal of fortunes in more ways than one as it goes into the second of three five-day cricket test matches against South Africa in Basseterre, St. Kitts, on Friday.
Japan and Allies Pass a Motion That Criticizes a Whaling Ban
Japan and other whaling nations signalled that they might have the muscle to challenge the International Whaling Commission ban.
15 Countries Named as Potential Money-Laundering Havens
The world's leading industrial nations named 15 countries and territories today, including Israel, the Philippines and Russia, as potential havens for ill-gotten wealth. The list is the culmination of a decade-long effort to act against money-laundering centers. It was issued after United States and European officials grew concerned that bank secrecy and weak regulation in some nations contributed to the devastating financial turmoil in Asia and Latin America in the late 1990's.
A Turncoat Now Turning On Americans In Caribbean
American law-enforcement officials regard Charles Miller as one of the most dangerous and powerful drug traffickers in the Caribbean and have been seeking his extradition for two years. Now the stakes are higher than ever: the State Department says he has threatened to kill American college students enrolled here if the local Government hands him over to the United States. Having furnished Mr. Miller with his freedom and the identity he now uses, the American authorities have every reason to take that warning seriously. Less than a decade ago, when he was a police informer called Cecil Connor, Mr. Miller was granted full immunity to testify in a case against Jamaican drug gangs operating in Florida and New York. He acknowledged involvement in nine drug-related slayings and was placed in the Federal witness-protection program.
Charlestown Journal; On the Whole, Caribbean Isle Is Not Part of a Sum
Barely two miles of water separate the pair of islands that make up the tiny Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. But if the 10,000 or so people who live on the 36-square-mile speck of land called Nevis voted as predicted today in a referendum on secession, the smallest country in the Western Hemipshere will soon be severed in two. The United States and leaders of other Caribbean nations may worry that Nevis is too small to stand on its own. But local leaders say they cannot wait for Nevis to leave behind its status as junior partner to St. Kitts, to take control of its destiny and to become an independent state with its own voice at the United Nations.
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