Source: CARICOM.org

A number of St. Kitts and Nevis radio stations are still off the air after the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

“Radio stations on St. Kitts and Nevis are collaborating to ensure that they are able to get back on the air,” said Freedom FM’s CEO, Mr. Clement Liburd.

On September 11, Mr. Liburd issued an apology on behalf of Freedom FM, explaining that their absence from being on the air was due to a power outage at the transmitter sites.

“Downed electricity lines, fallen trees and rocks,” are all issues that need to be resolved before Freedom FM, among other stations, can get back on the air.

“Freedom FM, ZIZ, WINN FM, Dominion Radio, Kyss FM and Radio St. Kitts/Nevis have contracted Clyde Lewis of Wheels Enterprise Ltd, the owner and operator of a backhoe”.

“He will facilitate the clearing of boulders, fallen trees and other rubble left in the wake of Hurricane Irma”, Mr. Liburd said.

Other radio stations, including ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation, have been operating normally despite the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.