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24 Jul 2018 description

Friday, July 20, 2018 — The public and private sector and civil society groups in St. Kitts and Nevis participated in a second national consultation from July 10-12, 2018 to develop a National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy to address the impacts of climate change and build resilience.

25 Sep 2017 description

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Maria is the 6th hurricane to have formed in the Atlantic Basin this sea son. Rainfall on many of the islands on Maria ’s path could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

The present map shows the storm damage grade assessment in the area of Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis). The thematic layer has been derived from post-event satellite image by means of visual interpretation. The estimated geometric accuracy is 5 m CE90 or better, from native positional accuracy of the background satellite image.

25 Sep 2017 description

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Maria is the 6th hurricane to have formed in the Atlantic Basin this sea son. Rainfall on many of the islands on Maria ’s path could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

The present map shows the storm damage grade assessment in the area of Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis). The thematic layer has been derived from post-event satellite image by means of visual interpretation. The estimated geometric accuracy is 5 m CE90 or better, from native positional accuracy of the background satellite image.

24 Sep 2017 description

Saturday, September 23, 2017 — My Fellow Citizens and Residents:

With courage and resilience, our Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has braved two powerful Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, within a span of two weeks, and we have come out of them without sustaining eithercatastrophic damage or loss of life. For this we give every praise, honour and glory to Almighty God.

11 Sep 2017 description

By Anita Dullard

During the early hours of 6 September, catastrophic hurricane Irma made landfall on St Kitts and Nevis – a tiny two island nation in the Caribbean. The immediate impact of the storm caused damage to houses and other buildings, and electrical power outage.

Since the storm passed, volunteers have worked through a steady downpour of rain to provide communities with tarpaulins as in interim measure to secure damaged homes.

The after effects of Hurricane Irma

01 May 2016 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 30, 2016 (SKNIS): The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated EC $620,000 to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to help bring relief to consumers impacted by the ongoing drought-like condition.

12 Apr 2016 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 11, 2016 (SKNIS): Minister of Public Infrastructure, Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, recently stated that his Ministry along with the Ministry of Finance is doing all in its power to help citizens weather out the drought.

The minister stated that Mansion residents, including those living in Phillip’s Village, Molineux and Borryeau, have been greatly affected by the lack of rainfall.

25 Mar 2016 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 24, 2016 (SKNIS): Minister of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport, Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, has revealed that specific measures are being taken to address the drought situation in St. Kitts and Nevis, including several emergency projects.

Minister Liburd who is responsible for the Water Services Department outlined projects specific to Saddlers, Lodge and Cedar Grove.

06 Jan 2016 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 05, 2016 (SKNIS): Rainfall in December 2015 remained well below the traditional average for the period, and experts are warning residents of St. Kitts and Nevis to continue water conservation practices.

Elmo Burke, Senior Meteorological Officer based at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, reported that 1.89 inches of rainfall was recorded last month, which is about half of the 3.76 inches of rainfall recorded in the same period in 2014.

24 Dec 2015 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 23, 2015 (SKNIS): Minister of State responsible for Health and Social Development, Honourable Senator Wendy Phipps has revealed that for the first time St. Kitts and Nevis will have a budgetary allocation for health disaster coordination in 2016.

This was revealed by the Senator during her presentation in support of the 2016 Budget debate on December 17, 2015. She said that the budgetary allocation for health disaster coordination is necessary to deal with certain crisis management needs of the Federation.

16 Sep 2015 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 15, 2015 (SKNIS): A US$5 million deep water drilling project is anticipated to bring some 2 million gallons of water to residents in St. Kitts to assist in alleviating the current water shortage situation.

This was revealed by Honourable Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd, Minister with responsibility for Public Infrastructure, during the sitting of Federal Parliament on Tuesday, September 15. He said this is expected to take place in 2016.

30 Jun 2010 description
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15 Jul 2009 description

July 15th, 2009: In keeping with its policy of providing updated and timely health information, the Ministry of Health issues the following statement.

On Tuesday July 14th 2009, the Ministry of Health of St. Kitts and Nevis was notified of the Federation's first confirmed case of Influenza A H1N1 (commonly referred to as swine flu).

This information is the result of a test done on a 26 year old female - a national with no history of recent travel.

The sample was sent to Caribbean Epidemiology Center (CAREC) from the laboratory at the Joseph N.

15 May 2009 description

Press Release No. 09/167

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund today approved a request for SDR 2.225 million (about US$3.4 million) in Emergency Natural Disaster Assistance for St. Kitts and Nevis.

St. Kitts and Nevis was hit by Hurricane Omar in October 2008. The damage caused by the hurricane has greatly aggravated the economic slowdown, with a significant impact on unemployment, fiscal revenues, and tourism receipts, particularly on the island of Nevis.

06 Jul 2007 description
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