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Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Local news items related to the Coronavris (COVID-19) Pandemic

“If parents do not want their children to be vaccinated, as far as the Ministry of Education is concerned, there is nothing we can do. We leave that for the law makers, the legal authorities, the competent authorities, the government to decide what will happen.”
In the space of about three weeks, police on St.Kitts have put out public notice again informing that they have not been written to for permission concerning any events slated to take place on the weekend of Friday 20th August 2021, and are warning participants not to carry on with their plans.
An employee who had been working at a particular company for twenty-five (25) years and was recently fired on grounds of a vaccination policy has been interviewed by this media house.
ren ages 12 to 17 years old are eligible to take the Pfizer Biotech vaccine, and Minister of Health Akilah Byron-Nisbett is encouraging parents/guardians and members of the public to get information about this “safe and effective” vaccine that is now in St.Kitts-Nevis.
Superintendent Cromwell Henry, a member of the COVID-19 National Task Force is calling on members of the public to comply with the restrictions even though a long holiday weekend is approaching.
Service Providers within the sectors of the cruise tourism industry are being encouraged to their part for the nation’s road to economic recovery.
In an address to the nation on Saturday 10th July 2021, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris announced new measures set to take place come Monday 12th July which includes no 24-hour lockdown and reduced quarantine time for fully vaccinated passengers.
Chairman of the National COVID-19 Task Force Abdias Samuel has indicated that the current 24-hour lockdown period in St.Kitts-Nevis could be the last one amid the pandemic.
While the government side of Parliament on Monday 28th June 2021 saw the ‘ayes’ having it for a six-month extension of the State of Emergency (SOE), such came about in the aftermath of a lengthy debate during which the opposition side rejected comments by mover of the resolution Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr. Timothy Harris “attacking” the St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) amid the COVID-19 pandemic management.
Discussions involving the Ministry of Social Services are currently taking place on the topic of providing healthier food options to recipients of food packages.