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Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 21, 2017 (SKNIS): On June 24, the MS “Disney Fantasy,” will be making its inaugural visit to St. Kitts, which signifies another momentous occasion for the country as more new ships are eager to come to St. Kitts.

Onboard, there will be a plaque exchange ceremony, which will officially welcome the ship. Plaques will be exchanged between officials from the private and public sector, including Delisle Walwyn Group of Companies, the Ministry of Tourism, St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA), the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and officials from the ship. This is usually followed by a tour of the ship.

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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 8TH, 2017 (PRESS SEC) – During the recent Article Four (IV) Consultation in St. Kitts and Nevis, International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials affirmed the progress that is continuously being achieved by the Government in strengthening the country’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regime.

The IMF team, which visited St. Kitts and Nevis between April 18th and May 3rd, 2017, commended the Government of National Unity, saying: “The authorities have further improved compliance with international AML/CFT [anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism] standards and exchange of information…”

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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 5TH, 2017 (PRESS SEC) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) commends St. Kitts and Nevis’ strong economic performance amidst a difficult global economic backdrop.  St. Kitts and Nevis’ economy achieved 3.2% growth in 2016.

The difficult international environment has seen many nations struggle with constrained growth rates, including our major source markets for goods and services such as Canada (1.3% in 2016), Japan (1.0% in 2016), the United Kingdom (1.8% in 2016) and the United States (1.6% in 2016). Read more

Three of USA Today’s “Top 10 historic hotels in the Caribbean” are in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

They are Ottley’s Plantation on St. Kitts and The Hermitage Plantation Inn and the Montpelier Plantation Inn on Nevis.

The others are in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Cuba.
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St. Kitts and Nevis continues to be the leading exporter of goods and services to the United States than all the Eastern Caribbean nations in 2013.

According to foreign trade statistics issued by the US Census Bureau, the twin-island federation also leads the Eastern Caribbean nations in exports to the United States for the first three months of this year, 2014.

Figures reveal that exports from St. Kitts and Nevis to the United States for 2013 were valued at US$54.5 million or EC$147.1 million, while the combined exports of St. Lucia, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat, Anguilla amounted to US$54.3 million or EC$146.6 million.

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Basseterre, St. Kitts. March 14, 2014 (SKNIS) The Ministry of Consumer Affairs ‘sprung a surprise’ on a member of the corporate world recently (Wednesday 12) as part of its 2014 Consumer Week celebrations.

Light industry manufacturer Kajola Kristada was the proud recipient of the first ever Ministry of Consumer Affairs Corporate Citizenship Award this week when officials from the ministry popped in with cameras and balloons to bring good tidings to the C. A. Paul Southwell Industrial Park-based industry.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Charleton Edwards remarked that it was important to show the ministry’s gratitude for Kajola Kristada’s support to fostering a strong partnership between the public and private sectors.
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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY 22ND 2014 (CUOPM) – With new touism developments under construction in  St. Kitts, the island will soon become a first-class emerging golf destination.

Tony Leodora in his Golf Talk Live Blog in the Montgomery Media Blog Center notes that in recent years, the big word throughout the golf industry worldwide has been “contraction.”
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Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 20, 2014 (SKNIS): The St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency (SKIPA) recently re-branded its institution by unavailing a new website, logo, tagline and the first edition of the Golden Book of St. Kitts. At the launch held on (Wednesday February 19), CEO of SKIPA, Ambassador Rosalyn Hazelle stated that “SKIPA was charged with the responsibility to proactively market St. Kitts as an attractive investment location as well as to facilitate investments into the country.” She explained why creating a new logo was necessary. Read more

Construction of the site office for the Park Hyatt St. Kitts is underway.

The first concrete was poured recently and construction of the multi-million resort is to start shortly.

Minister of Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt recently called on nationals to seek employment for the job opportunities that are available when construction of the Park Hyatt St. Kitts starts.

Opportunities for employment include construction supervisors, foremen, tradesmen, external works supervisors, store keepers, safety managers.
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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (CUOPM) – Ministers of Finance from the Eastern Caribbean will be in St. Kitts this weekend for a series of meetings.

Ministers of Finance will attend the 78th Meeting of the Monetary Council, which will be followed by a meeting between Ministers of Finance and officials of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday, 14 February.
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