St. Kitts Takes Continued Action Against Covid-19

BASSETERRE (April 26th 2020): As of today, 2 additional persons have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recovered persons to 4 with 0 deaths. To date, a total of 292 persons have been tested for COVID-19, 15 of whom tested positive with 247 persons tested negative and 30 test results pending. 1 person is currently quarantined in a government facility while 85 persons are currently quarantined at home and 11 persons are in isolation. 661 persons have been released from quarantine. St. Kitts & Nevis has one of the highest testing rates in CARICOM and the Eastern Caribbean and uses only the molecular tests which are the gold standard of testing.

On April 24, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that, under the State of Emergency put in place on March 28, 2020 and which Cabinet voted on Friday, April 17 to extend for 6 months, Government introduced another round of Regulations effective from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday April 25, 2020 through 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020 to control and combat COVID-19 in the Federation.

He also announced full 24-hour and limited curfews will be in effect as follows:

  • Monday, April 27 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 28 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Limited curfew (relaxed restrictions wherein persons may leave their residence to shop for necessities and curfews in effect every night from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.):

  • Wednesday, April 29 all day until Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 a.m. 

Full 24-hour curfew (persons must remain in their residence): Limited curfew (relaxed restrictions wherein persons may leave their residence to shop for necessities and curfews in effect every night from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.):

  • Thursday, April 30 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 1 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 2, Sunday, May 3 and Monday, May 4 all day until Tuesday, May 5 at 6:00 a.m.

Full 24-hour curfew (persons must remain in their residence): Limited curfew (relaxed restrictions wherein persons may leave their residence to shop for necessities and curfews in effect every night from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.):

  • Tuesday, May 5 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 7 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 8 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

During the extended State of Emergency and the COVID-19 Regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act, no one is permitted to be away from their residence without special exemption as an essential worker or a pass or permission from the Commissioner of Police during full 24-hour curfew. For a complete listing of essential businesses, click here to read the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations and refer to section 5. This is part of the Government’s response to contain and control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Government continues to act under the advisement of its medical experts in relaxing or lifting restrictions. These medical experts have informed the Government that St. Kitts & Nevis has met the 6 criteria established by the World Health Organization (WHO) for doing so and that all persons who need to be tested have been tested at this time. St. Kitts & Nevis is the last country in the Americas to confirm a case of the virus, has no deaths from it and has now reported 4 recoveries.

At this time we hope everyone, and their families remain safe and healthy.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and/or http://carpha.org/What-We-Do/Public-Health/Novel-Coronavirus

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More options for flights coming in to St. Kitts!

Nevis Nice

There are many ways to get to our twin island nation by boat and plane – flights from Antigua, Sint Maarten, Puerto Rico, Miami, Dallas and now more flights from New York!

Travelers getting from New York to St. Kitts are about to have more options than ever before! Both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines will expand service to St. Kitts from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) beginning in May of 2020. This is interesting news because airlines have traditionally slowed down service to St. Kitts during the summer season. In fact, most airlines take a May hiatus for flights to St. Kitts. It is thought that St. Kitts will experience a boost in year-round arrivals if the new routes prove to be successful.

https://news.get.com/two-carriers-expanding-service-jfk-st-kitts/

More flights brings more long term guests to our beautiful paradise and gives our inhabitants more options for seeing loved ones off island as well.

As mentioned, new flights will begin May 2020 through American Airlines and Delta.

Interruption of water supply to Frigate Bay

What a week we’re having. Things usually aren’t this bad but even major cities in the developed world have their issues too I suppose.

Please be advised that your water supply has been interrupted by the St. Kitts Water Department, to facilitate an emergency repair of the main pipe located along the Frigate Bay Road. 


 
We anticipate that this work will take several hours for completion.


 
Your patience and understanding will be greatly appreciated.

We’ve heard that the water will return around 1.30pm today.

We’re currently going through a drought right now. The government has made efforts to avoid an entire collapse of the water system including shutting off the water at night and buying water from some of the desalination plants for the hotels. It helps but what we really need is a steady supply of rainfall, preferably not from hurricanes please.

UPDATE BY THE ST KITTS WATER DEPARTMENT

The Water Services Department is presently executing emergency repairs to a 10” diameter water transmission line in the Frigate Bay area.
There will be an interruption to supply for the time that it will take to complete all repair works.
Work will be done in a brisk manner to have the service returned as soon as possible.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused.
We do appreciate your usual patience and understanding at this time.
Signed
Water Engineer Planning

SKELEC – Schedule Outage Notice to Relieve load

Received earlier from the St. Kitts Electric Company. Please take note and ready yourselves for any issues that may arise.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SKELEC, Basseterre
Sunday September 8, 2019
Schedule Outage Notice to Relieve load
On September 7, 2019, during routine maintenance on our largest generating unit at the Needsmust Power Station, engineers discovered damage to the unit that could lead to severe equipment failure. In order to execute repairs and prevent further damage, the unit will have to be placed offline (out of service) for up to fourteen (14) days.
Repair work has already begun and SKELEC has also sought additional assistance from regional and international partners to fast track repairs. Additional generators have also been procured ahead of schedule in light of the recent breakdown. The additional units are expected to be on island and installed within two (2) weeks.
While repairs are being done and the additional units are installed, it may become necessary for us to commence a series of planned outages to mitigate against the loss of generation capacity. The planned outage schedule is attached below and shows the days, times, areas to be affected and the duration of each service interruption. This schedule goes into effect from September 9th.
SKELEC apologizes for any inconveniences that may be caused by these series of outages and we value our consumers’ patience and understanding as we seek to be proactive in this regard. Updates on the progress of the repairs and planned outages will be given as necessary on all forms of social and traditional media. For the most current updates, please check our Facebook (@skelecltd) page and website (www.skelec.kn)
Monday 9th September 2019
Time Affected Areas
9:00am – 12:00pm Bird Rock, Frigate Bay
10:00am – 1:00pm Industrial Site, Bird Rock
12:30pm – 3:30pm Canada Industrial, Halfmoon, Conaree
3:00pm – 7:00pm Challengers to Halfway Tree
6:30pm – 9:30pm Lodge to Mansion
7:30pm – 10:00pm New Road, St. Peters
Tuesday 10th September 2019
Time Affected Areas
9:00am – 12:00am Dieppe Bay to St Pauls
10:00am – 1:00pm Sandy Point to Conyers
12:30pm – 3:30pm Tabernacle to Dieppe Bay
3:00pm – 7:00pm Canada Industrial, Halfmoon, Conaree
6:30pm – 9:30pm Shadwell to West Farm
7:30pm – 10:00pm Industrial Site, Bird Rock
Wednesday 11th September 2019
Time Affected Areas
9:00am – 12:00pm Challengers to Halfway Tree
10:00am – 1:00pm Lodge to Mansion
12:30pm – 3:30pm New Road, St. Peters
3:00pm – 7:00pm Bird Rock, Frigate Bay
6:30pm – 9:30pm Industrial Site, Bird Rock
7:30pm – 10:00pm Canada Industrial, Halfmoon, Conaree
Thursday 12th September 2019
Time Affected Areas
9:00am – 12:00pm Canada Industrial, Halfmoon, Conaree
10:00am – 1:00pm Industrial Site, Bird Rock
12:30pm – 3:30pm Shadwell to West Farm
3:00pm – 7:00pm Dieppe Bay to St Pauls
6:30pm – 9:30pm Sandy Point to Conyers
7:30pm – 10:00pm Tabernacle to Dieppe Bay
Friday 13th September 2019
Time Affected Areas
9:00am – 12:00pm Industrial Site, Bird Rock
10:00am – 1:00pm Canada Industrial, Halfmoon, Conaree
12:30pm – 3:30pm Dieppe Bay to St Pauls
3:00pm – 7:00pm Sandy Point to Conyers
6:30pm – 9:30pm Tabernacle to Dieppe Bay
7:30pm – 10:00pm Shadwell to West Farm

https://www.skelec.kn/scheduled-outages-necessary-to-relieve-load/