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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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Firearm, Ammunition Found Following Search at New Pond Site – NevisPages.com

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 04, 2023 (RSCNPF): A third firearm for the year has been taken into Police custody.

On February 02, 2023, acting on information while investigating a shooting incident at New Pond Site the Police conducted a search in the wider area. As a result, one (1) Sig Sauer 223 pistol with one .380 round of ammunition were found. The firearm and round were taken into Police custody.

Investigations into the matter are ongoing.



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PM Terrance Drew Talks About National Security In Special Interview

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The prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, was a part of a special interview hosted on February 3, 2023. During the interview, Prime Minister interacted with the media on several matters of national importance. This media interaction differed from all the other interactions the Drew-led administration has faced in their tenure. 

According to the prime minister, this was the first time he was sitting in front of a panel of media professionals and opened the floor for questions. One of the most critical issues of national importance is national security. Concerning this, the Prime Minister and Minister of Social Security expressed that he felt disheartened upon hearing about the growing incidents of crime and violence in the federation. 

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Meanwhile, he assured the media that St Kitts and Nevis’s law enforcement agencies are working diligently to remedy the situation. He urged the public to understand that the government is doing everything that they need to do to deal with the situation. Prime Minister Terrance Drew noted that loss of life is a “special loss of life.”

Further, the Prime Minister shifted to the issue of healthcare and the development of the sector. According to Dr Terrance Drew, the minister of health, the essential prerequisite to the healthcare sector’s growth is that top-level management is in place. Accordingly, the Prime Minister noted that the healthcare sector had made several new appointments under his governance. These appointments include New Permanent Secretary for Health, Principal Nursing Officer. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew elaborated on the other developments. He stated that the government seeks to ensure that the JNF General Hospital will have at least two doctors working per shift. He noted that from Saturday, February 4, 2023, the hospitals would have nurses in triage to decrease the wait time. 

Meanwhile, he mentioned that he received an independent forensic audit which detailed that the management of the development bank is troubling. He also told the media about the installation ceremony of the first female governor-general while noting that St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party remains at the forefront of the revolution in the country. 

He further took questions from the media, reiterating his commitment to deal with violence and crime in the federation. Elaborating on the measures that the government is taking up in this regard, Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew noted that:

  • The police commission is undergoing a major change
  • The government will appoint a new commissioner
  • The government is installing a deputy commissioner of police
  • The government will put in the Assistant Commissioner of Police
  • They will strengthen the police command by establishing a chain of command.

Prime Minister Terrance Drew noted that with these changes, the government is seeking to protect the people of the country

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BONI Launches Anti-Money Laundering Tech

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Bank of Nevis International (BONI), a top provider of comprehensive wealth management and portfolio management services, has partnered with Singapore-based Tookitaki to introduce the latter’s award-winning Anti-Money Laundering Suite (AMLS). With this move, BONI becomes the first Caribbean bank to adopt the innovative technology, aimed at combating financial crime and enhancing compliance programs.

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The AMLS offers a more comprehensive approach to risk coverage, providing sharper detection of money laundering activities, and minimizing false alerts, compared to legacy financial crime detection systems. Using AMLS allows BONI to join a community of leading banks and FinTech companies from around the world that are using cutting-edge technology, including AI, to tackle increasingly complex compliance challenges.

BONI Vice President of Fintech and Security, Deji F. Akadiri, said: “Tookitaki AMLS enables us to keep pace with evolving compliance requirements and provide our customers with a streamlined experience, reduced false positives, quicker onboarding, and the peace of mind that we are using proven and evolving technology.”

Tookitaki is known for its innovative Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) Ecosystem, which provides a platform for financial crime experts from across the world to pool their knowledge, data, and skills to tackle complex financial crimes. The AFC ecosystem removes the barriers created by siloed operations and allows the sharing of financial crime scenarios in a secure and privacy-protected manner.

BONI operates as a financial gateway to the world, connecting clients with international financial centers and markets. It is an independent financial center, offering a diverse and inclusive approach to help clients achieve their global ambitions and safeguard their future.

The AMLS solution from Tookitaki, designed with the principles of being comprehensive, convenient, and compliant, empowers financial institutions to strengthen their risk coverage and mitigate risks in a rapidly changing regulatory landscape. The suite covers the entire customer onboarding and ongoing processes, including transaction monitoring, smart screening, customer risk scoring, and case management.

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