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SKN Moves Health Walk Postponed Ahead Of Inaugural Ceremony For New Government

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The third annual SKNMoves Health walk has been postponed. This postponement has come about due to the upcoming inauguration of the new government administration being held on the same day.
The third annual SKNMoves Health walk has been postponed. This postponement has come about due to the upcoming inauguration of the new government administration being held on the same day.

The third annual SKNMoves Health walk has been postponed. This postponement has come about due to the upcoming inauguration of the new government administration being held on the same day.

For the commemoration of the third anniversary of the SKN Moves initiative, SKN Moves was all set to host its 3rd annual SKN Moves Health Walk on Saturday, August 13 2022, beginning at Caribbean Cinemas at 5:30 am but this Sunday.

The Ministry of Health shared an update on social media regarding the change in plans, informing the citizens about the postponement. Further, they also apologized for any inconvenience the change in plans may have caused the citizens and participants.

The SKN Moves Initiative was designed under the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Programme in St. Kitts & Nevis Ministry of Health. This initiative aims to create a healthy lifestyle culture centred on healthy eating practices, regular physical activity and routine health checks/screenings.

The general goal of this programme is to encourage the people of St. Kitts and Nevis to be more physically active in their day-to-day lives. It seeks to encourage people to make healthier eating choices by taking advantage of the improved availability of accessible, safe and enabling physical environments and enhanced food security, making the healthy choice easy and affordable.

The St Kitts and Nevis’ Health Ministry released the information regarding the postponement on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

The Facebook post read:

The Ministry of Health revealed the postponement of the SKN Moves Health Walk slated for Saturday, August 13, 2022. This postponement is due to the inauguration of the new government administration that is being held on the same day.

For those who had registered for the walk, may collect your SKN Moves Shirts at the Ministry of Health on Thursday, 11th and Friday, August 12, between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

The SKN Moves Health Walk is now scheduled be held on Caribbean Wellness Day, on Saturday, September 10.

The Ministry of Health has formally apologized for any inconvenience caused by this postponement.

 

 



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The Mission Is Clear, We Will Fight! – NevisPages.com

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Kraigg Brathwaite is very clear what the team’s goal for West Indies on Sunday’s final day of the opening Test against Australia. He reiterated what he said at the start of the journey – the need for a measured approach and to fight to the very end.

Brathwaite, who celebrated his 30th birthday on Wednesday, will resume on an unbeaten 101 – his 11th Test hundred top follow-up a top score of 64 in the first innings. He added 116 for the first wicket with debutant Tagenarine Chanderpaul making a solid 45, to follow up his 51 in the first innings.

West indies have played unbeaten all year – with three wins and two draws in their five previous Tests and will look to maintain that good record when they resume Sunday on 192-3 – after being set a target of 498.

“The first hour is crucial – we don’t want to think too far ahead. We will go hour by hour and obviously, we assess. As I said, the first hour and first session are very crucial. Australia are going to come hard so it’s obviously important we start extremely well,” Brathwaite said.

“We’re not thinking too far ahead. We just want to take it each hour and fight each hour and that’s very crucial for us. “The pitch is still a good pitch. There are some areas obviously … where one or two are keeping a little low so it’s always important to keep as straight a bat as possible. “But [there’s] a bit of spin as well so possibly tomorrow some cracks will open up a little bit more so it won’t be easy tomorrow. But as I said from the beginning, we’ve got to show that fight and it starts from ball one tomorrow and I believe once we do that, we’ll have a good day.”
Brathwaite has so far faced 168 balls in a shade over 4-½ hours and counted 11 fours – mainly crisp drives down the ground. During the knock, he reached the milestone of 5,000 runs in Tests – the 13th West Indies player to achieve the landmark – and also edged ahead of the legendary George Headley on the list of century-makers. The hundred was also Brathwaite’s first against Australia and second in six Tests this year, following his epic match-saving 160 against England at Kensington Oval in March.

“Australia was going to be a tough place for batting and to do it (score a hundred), it really meant a lot. Obviously, Australia is number one so this is obviously up there and meant a lot to me,” he said. “For me as the leader, I just want to lead from the front and obviously as an opening batsman, it’s always good to build that foundation. So I know once I do that, it makes it easier for the batsmen to come, so that’s always my focus – spend as much time out there as possible so it makes it easier for the guys to come, and that’s all I focus on.”



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Peru Congress Backs Motion to Start 3rd Impeachment Attempt Against Castillo

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Pedro Castillo

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LIMA, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Peru’s Congress approved on Thursday a motion initiated by opposition lawmakers to start impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Castillo, the third formal attempt to oust the leftist leader since he took office last year.

With 73 votes in favor, 32 against and six abstentions, Congress approved the process and summoned Castillo to respond to accusations of constitutional breaches on Dec. 7.

Earlier on Thursday, a high-level mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) recommended a “political truce” between Peru’s executive and legislative branches, as it delivered its preliminary report on a visit to the Andean country in late November.

To oust the president, the votes of 87 of the 130 members of Congress are needed, a number Peru’s right-wing opposition parties hope to reach.

Before the vote, Prime Minister Betssy Chavez said Castillo should serve his term until 2026 and the truce and dialogue requested by the OAS “is vital when we have somewhat tense spirits between both branches of government.”

The South American country lives is plagued by political confrontation between the two braches, and has, including Castillo, had five acting presidents since 2016, due to dismissals and resignations.

Castillo, accused of using the presidency to the benefit of himself, his family and close allies, is also facing a constitutional complaint from the attorney general in Congress linked to corruption investigations.

The president says the complaint is an attempted “coup d’etat” orchestrated by the prosecutor’s office and Congress.

Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by Valentine Hilaire; Editing by Sarah Morland

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PM Mottley among Financial Times’ 25 most influential women of 2022 – NevisPages.com

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SOURCE: The Financial TIMES — Prime Minister Mia Mottley has been featured among the Financial Times’ 25 most influential women of 2022.

The list also includes Ketanji Brown Jackson, US Supreme Court Justice; Francia Elena Márquez Mina, Vice-President of Colombia; Sherry Rehman, Climate Minister in Pakistan; Serena Williams, Tennis player; and Tsitsi Dangarembga, author and activist.

The magazine says its Women of the Year issue reaffirms every December that influence comes in many forms, by exploring achievement across cultures, industries and artistries.
“For 2022, we again commissioned entries by some of the world’s most powerful women. But we also sought contributors who could speak to their subject’s influence in diverse, even unexpected dimensions,” the magazine said.
In January, after Mottley won a landslide re-election victory, she told the Financial Times that she believed in “moral strategic leadership”.

That is apparent in everything she does, making her one of the most formidable leaders of her generation.
A lawyer who trained at the London School of Economics, Mottley won her first political seat at the age of 28.
At COP26 she made clear that the failure of industrialised states to meaningfully invest to halt climate change was catastrophic for the planet. Her speech was as inspiring as it was humbling, and citizens globally were gripped.
This year her “Bridgetown Agenda” to reform the international financial system offers real, practical solutions. Her ability to speak truth to power is also apparent at home, where she oversaw the birth of Barbados as a republic, leaving its colonial past behind.

Mottley expects this term as premier to be her last; whatever she does next, the world is lucky to have her.



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