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Basseterre (May 6, 2010)-Thousands of workers took to the streets of Basseterre for
the traditional annual Labour Day march in celebration of workers to pledge their
commitment and solidarity to continue the work of making St. Kitts and Nevis a better
place for all to live.
The procession was preceded by the traditional laying of wreaths on the graves of the
departed leaders of the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union and the St. Kitts-Nevis
Labour Party under whose banner and leadership the march was shaped.
The Labour Day holiday coming a mere three months after the historic consecutive
fourth win of the Labour Party in the January 25th General Elections met many party
supporters still in a celebratory mood, many of them donning their "It's Working" and
"Progress Not Promises" T-shirts and placards.
As the sea of red waded its way through the streets of Basseterre to the pulsating
rhythm of hi-fi's blasting out songs such as "Take de Oath" by King Konris, it was clear
that there was hope for the country and that the vast majority of citizens and residents
were interested and committed to the country's development and advancement.
"Commitment and efficiency today means greater advancement for all," one banner
"We are marching to express our gratitude and our thanks for all the good things that
Labour Leader at thefront of The Labour
Day March (cont'd on
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Published by: The St. Kitts-Nevis Trades & Labour Union
Ag. Managing Director Editor: Dawud Byron
Masses House, Church Street
P.O Box 239. Basseterre. St. Kitts. West Indies
Tel: (1 869) 465-2229 <> Fa: (1 869) 466-9866
looms in PAM
Three months after the General Elections in the Federation, the
People's Action Movement (PAM) has not yet fully recovered from their
defeat and is still trying to put their house in order.
Word is emerging that there is a rift in the party and that the party's
embattled leader, Lindsay Grant, is clinging to power despite concerns
from his colleagues about his integrity, sagacity and credibility to remain
as the party's leader following the well publicized Marriott meeting, in
which he was caught on tape negotiating a bribe with an unknown
foreign investor who just happened to be an undercover journalist.
Things will never be the same after that sordid affair.
It has created deep distrust among Grant and some of his colleagues
and their consciences cannot allow them to continue throwing their
support behind a man who went behind their backs to negotiate a shady
deal that has done a lot of damage to the image of the party.
Grant has given no signal that he intends to step down as the party's
leader despite his colleagues' serious concerns about the party's direction
and future with him at the helm.
Clinging to power is obviously more important to him than his party's
image, one disgruntled candidate in the January 25th, 2010 General
Whereas Grant's colleagues are exercising caution in speaking with
the Media, they are openly making their discontent known to family and
friends, including Labour supporters.
In a recent interview with SKNVibes.com, Glenroy Blanchette, the
PAM candidate who ran and lost in Constituency #1, and Ronald "Louie"
Williams, the defeated candidate in Constituency #7, failed to openly
show their support for Grant to continue as the party's leader, a sign that
they are disgruntled with his leadership.
And although Grant has said that he has the full support of his
party's executive and rank and file, it is extremely questionable and shows
a lame attempt to show unity when obviously there is discord. That
discord has to do with Grant, although he is unaccepting of the fact.
PAM's convention, which is usually held in March/April was pushed
back to July, another sign of deep seated leadership problems in the
party, even though the top brass of the PAM are trying to deflect attention
away from this truth.
The "cash for land" bribery scandal at the Marriott Hotel is only the
tip of the iceberg to more serious problems in the party that calls into
question Grant's integrity as a leader.
But all of this highlights another truth-PAM is not ready to lead
this country-And Grant is not Prime Minister material.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
As the days drag into weeks and the weeks turn into months, more
light will emerge on the cancer taking root in the PAM. There are those
who believe that Grant is the most carcinogenic thing happening to the
party at this time and that he should step aside.
Grant's call for integrity in public life legislation is a far cry from the
actions of a man who sat down with a so called unknown investor and
negotiated a bribe.
His campaign to champion the cause of landless citizens is a mockery
to those who witnessed Grant caught on a tape negotiating to sell prime
crown lands at an underestimated price in exchange for additional money
to fund his party's campaign, should he become Prime Minister.
One of Grant's colleagues has said that he should have been above
board and that the Marriott affair shows that he has integrity issues that
were brought to the fore and sullied by the Marriott affair.
Unlike Judas, no one expects Grant to take his own life, but like social
commentator and political activist, Washington "Washie" Archibald has
said "PAM supporters cannot now avoid the reasonable inevitable
Eachyear on Mother's Day we
reflect on that special woman in
our life we call Mother and what
she means to us. I've always
appreciated my Mother but until I
became a Mother myself I then
realized the true meaning of who a
mother is and what she does.
I have seen my Mother as a
strong woman while growing up.
The sacrifices she made for me
were so selfless and looking back
I realized I should have been more
appreciative while growing up.
She was the woman who wiped
the tears from my eyes, held me
when I was fearful, reassured me
when I had doubts and put a smile
on my face when all around me I
found nothing to be happy about.
My mother did much with little,
instilled values in me which I will
never forget. She made sure food
was on the table, my clothes were
clean and put God and a sound
education as my objectives in life.
Now that you know what my
Mother means to me take a look at
what other people said about the
woman they call Mother.
A young man, Elton
"Link a Link Entertainm
that when he thinks
morner ne becomes emononal.
"I call my Mom everyday and
see her everyday," the 21-year-old
"No one loves me like my
Mother, even though she doesn't
say it everyday I know for a fact
she does. All the good words you
can find in the world you can use
to describe my Mother. Look up
'Mother' in the dictionary and you
will find her," Dupont said with a
dose of sentiment.
Joseph Herbert had no qualms
describing the importance of his
i> mother who he said passed several
years ago. He remembers her as
the epitome of what a Mother
*b '" "My Mother was one of the
best in the universe to me. She was
a source of inspiration," he said
with a twinkle in his eyes.
"I could have counted on her
b at anytime and I wish there were
more Mothers like her Mothers
who dedicated themselves to their
Dupontof children," he said bring back
nent" said memories of his beloved Mom.
about his He said that she wasn't just a
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depicted the hardships that were
overcome by the workers during
the Buckley's Riot in 1935 and the
visions of the pioneers of the St.
Kitts and Nevis Trades and
Labour Union and the St. Kitts-
Nevis Labour Party.
Janaie Browne was additionally
awarded for her eloquence during
the Best Promotional Speech
Trailing behind with 402 points
was 1st Runner-up, Tevrehn
Bedford who represented
Constituency #7. She also walked
away with the Best Creative Wear
- a dress beautifully decorated
with the cones of the Rabbit Food
plant which she said abundantly
grows in her Constituency.
The 2nd Runner-up position
went to Constituency #6
contestant, Patricia Francis, who
amassed 388 points.
Patricia impressed the judges
in the Evening Wear Segment with
a gorgeous dress dubbed Saving
Grace which enabled her to receive
the Best Evening Wear title.
3rd Runner-up slot was
awarded to Kyanna Pinney of
Constituency #2 (Central
Basseterre). She was able to
conclusion that the Marriott (affair) was a major
scandal that their leader was unfortunately entrapped
in a sting operation and the he is now too tainted to
do anything else but decline the leadership of the
Instead of accepting responsibility for his lack of
sound judgment for what took place at the Marriott,
Grant has said that calls for his resignation are
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attempts to deflect attention from the crime situation
in the country. Do you really think so Mr. Grant?
It is rather a matter of shedding light on your
serious leadership deficiencies that has thrown your
party into the crisis it is now.
It is time that you do some introspection and put
the party's interest above yours.
child bearer but a woman who
deserved to be called a real
I met up with Jennifer
Demming, who herself has been
blessed to be a Mother. She said
that she loved her mom before she
passed away. When asked about
what she thinks her child feels
about her she said: "I think I mean
a lot to my daughter, and I love her
We all have fond memories
about our Mothers whether or not
they are still alive or have departed
from this earth.
Mother's Day gives us a day
to reflect on and honour one of
the most important women in our
I believe that Mother's Day is
not the only day to show our love
for this strong and dependable
woman who has rocked our cradles
as babies and dispenses advice
even in adulthood.
Cherish her, care for her and
let her know that you are proud to
be her child and she your Mother.
Caption #1: Elton Dupont
giving a heartfelt testimony of
what his Mother means to him.
(Photo by Melissa Amsterdam)
Caption #2: Joseph Herbert
reminiscing about his lovely
Mother who he said he will never
forget. (Photo by Melissa
accumulate a total of 367.5 points
for her impressive attempt of
capturing the crown.
The contestants who placed
were presented sashes and
trophies by last year's queen,
Tamara Francis, of Constituency
#6 and Deputy Prime Minster, Hon.
Other contestants of the
pageant who did not place but
were remarkable nonetheless were:
Amaany Greene, Constituency #3
(West Basseterre); Saleema
Hendrickson, Constituency #5;
Shanice Blake, Constituency #4
and Denise Harrigan of
The large crowd in attendance
was also entertained with some
thrilling performances from local
artistes including Rising Stars,
Royalties Band, Karisa Willett,
Sudie Pop, Charles Miller, with
music provided by Royalties Band,
the house band for the night.
The night ended with an
exciting stage performance by
Jamaican Dancehall artiste, Busy
The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010 3
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KITTS, MAY 5TH 2010
(CUOPM) St. Kitts and
Nevis' Minister of Information
Glenn Phillip returned home on
Thursday (yesterday) after
attending the 10th Anniversary
Council of Ministers Meeting of
the Eastern Caribbean
9ECTEL) in Grenada on
Wednesday (May 5th).
Among the main agenda
items for the Council Meeting
was a report on the new Price
Cap Plan for ECTEL Member
The new Plan has been
submitted to the NTRCs and
would guide the regulation of
fixed services offered by Cable
and Wireless (LIME) in the
ECTEL Member States. Some
benefits in the new Price Cap
Plan includes: the termination on
Access Deficit Charges by
LIME to interconnecting
cont'd from page 1)
has happened to us over the years
in this country set on a foundation
by our national heroes and all the
leaders, who have worked so hard
to build a social foundation and a
fabric in this society," Minister of
Tourism and International
Transport, Hon. Richard "Ricky"
"We are marching to speak
about the gains and to talk about
how confident we are in the future.
We are marching to remind the
St. Kitts and Nevis Minister of
Information Technology and
Glenn Phillip (Photo by Willet's
providers; and the reduction in
fixed to mobile rates over a
period of three years.
Also on the agenda for the
twenty first meeting were
matters related to: the
regulation of services through
Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP); and the status of
implementation of pilot projects
on Information Communication
and Technology (ICT) and
Universal Service and the
The Council of Ministers
comprises: Hon. Joseph Gilbert,
Chairman- Grenada; Hon.
Ambrose George Dominica;
Hon. Glenn Phillip St. Kitts
and Nevis; Hon. Guy Joseph -
(cont'd on page 4)
people in this country that the
Labour Movement is alive and
strong and powerful and that we
would use all of the empowerment
principles that it represents to
build this country today and in the
future," he added.
The march culminated at the
Patsy Aller's Playing Field with the
Prime Minister of the Federation
addressing the crowd.
Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Denzil
Douglas thanked the many Labour
Party supporters gathered for
returning the Labour Party
victorious in the January 25
He assured the people that
they were in "capable and
experienced hands" in the "serious
times that we are in" and that his
administration was continuing the
"serious business of advancing
and developing the country".
His Labour administration was
going to "continue to work
feverishly" in four priority areas,
the Prime Minister said.
These four priority areas
include as number one priority
"reversing the potentially crippling
effects of the increase in violent
crime in our country," Dr. Douglas
He urged all residents and
citizens of good will to play their
part in trying to eradicate crime.
"The whole of this country
must play its part in this solution.
I commit my government to lead in
this fight but I ask for the hand of
every parent, of all our schools and
teachers, of the religious
community, of the Non-
Governmental Organizations, the
business community and each
individual citizen without
exclusion, PAM and Labour, CCM
and NRP, to join this great march
towards a more peaceful and
loving country of ours," he said.
Prime Minister Douglas asked
those gathered to work honestly
for the things that they need and
to stop preying on other people's
things that do not belong to them.
The other three priority areas
that he outlined include reforming
the tax system to ensure that it is
supportive of the country's
economic and social agenda,
which is necessary in developing
the local economy; bringing the
National Debt under control so
that greater emphasis would be
placed on the social agenda; and
completing the electoral reform
process to ensure a deepened
democracy armed with a robust
free and fair electoral system.
Prime Minister Douglas made
reference to the Commonwealth
Observer Mission Report of 1995
that recommended changes to the
constituency boundaries because
they were grossly unequal and
gave the reassurance that the
constituency boundaries will be
The Labour Day activities
concluded with the annual picnic
on the grounds of the Patsy Aller's
Playing Field, Wigley Avenue,
West Basseterre, where workers
and their families socialized and
interacted with their Labour
leaders and well-wishers of the
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Solidarity, Creativity and
Productivity are in the mix for
progress and prosperity
Congratulations go out to all who took part in the massive
demonstration of solidarity which took place last Monday, Labour Day.
It was a march of huge proportions. It indicated that workers were
fully aware of, and grateful for, the contribution which Labour Leaders at
home and world-wide had made in securing better terms and conditions
of work for all.
Particularly heartening was the large number of young persons and
children who joined the march as it progressed colourfully through the
streets of Basseterre.
It is so important that they know the history of labour development,
so that they could more fully appreciate the working conditions that
they come to enjoy.
They will be better equipped to strive to preserve those terms and
conditions and improve upon them.
The participants in the Talent Pageant which took place on Saturday
night, May 1st, rose to the occasion, and demonstrated that latent talent
which lies within all of our communities, however poor and deprived our
people may be.
The Creative Wear, utilizing familiar commonplace materials proved
dazzling in appearance. The creations underlined the fact that with a
little ingenuity and imagination, we can work wonders with the materials
going to waste around us, and put to rest, once and for all, the often
heard lament that we have no resources like other advanced countries.
In fact we need to remember that India, once considered the poorest
of countries, is fast becoming one of the most advanced technological
nations of the world. Often cited has been the ability of its citizens to
create a multi-million dollar industry out of the use of solid waste materials
and marketing the hand-crafted products all over the world.
I would encourage our Creative Wear artisans to continue to hone
and enhance their skills, and seek to develop products which would
boost the volume and variety of the souvenirs which our Federation has
to offer to the visitor or to the diaspora overseas.
Congratulations to the winners of the various segments of the show
By: Jean Thomas
CARIWA elects new
The Caribbean Women's Association (CARIWA) held its twentieth
Biennial Conference on the "Nature Island" of Dominica from 25th -
28thApril. The opening ceremony was held at the State House inRoseau
and the conference was held at the Public Service Training Centre,
Commencing with the opening session, this was very informative as
the guest speaker for the evening was Dr Valda Henry. She spoke
passionately to the theme of the conference "Caribbean Women taking
on the Global challenge for families and communities". She encouraged
the youths among other things, to take their education seriously and
that once they accomplished and excelled in their education then all the
other material things could be obtained. She addressed the economic
situation that has affected the world globally and how it had filtered
The Labour Spokesman
FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010
The Red Cross announces its
and to the overall winner from East
Basseterre, Miss Janaie Browne.
As the memories of the
Weekend recede and the aches
and pains from the march subside,
we are conscious of the
challenges faced by workers
today, especially as we grapple
with the aftermath of the recent
downturn in the world economy.
The concept of solidarity and
unity must not be allowed to fade.
Workers must not conspire to
put other workers out of work.
Workers should support each
other, not in wrongdoing, but in
doing the right thing and
contributing to the increased
productivity of the enterprises of
which they are a part.
Let us seek to minimise waste,
whether of time, money, energy or
Collectively, this could make
for huge savings in our personal
bank accounts, our utility bills or
the material overheads of our
As workers, we can do our part
to help government to keep the
economy moving in the right
down to our islands, where we too
are feeling the effects of this
The topic was further
addressed at the plenary sessions
held on Monday, where we were
fortunate to have had four
presenters. They were Ms Cecelia
Babb, Executive Coordinator of the
Caribbean Policy Development
Centre (C.D.P.C.) from Barbados,
Mrs Elaine McQueen, Deputy
President of CARIWA, Grenada,
Dr Sylvia Charles of Dominica and
Mrs Natalie Murphy, Executive
Director of the Dominica
Association of persons with
Disabilities Incorporated. All
presenters gave much food for
thought. Participants were then
invited to further address the
problems facing the region and
The Red Cross Society of St. Kitts and Nevis is pleased to announce
the appointment of Mr. Selwyn Liburd as its Communications Officer.
The new communications officer will be mainly responsible for the
publicity and visibility of the activities under the Caribbean Five Year
Strategic Framework for Disaster Management funded by the USAID/
Mr. Liburd will be required to assist the Red Cross Society of St.
Kitts and Nevis in achieving heightened visibility and awareness of
work done by the Red Cross and its partners. It is expected that this
internship will provide a dynamic environment that will provide
opportunities for the exchange of best practices in strategic
communications in support of the Red Cross national societies.
Mr. Selwyn Liburd is expected to liaise with the local, regional and
international media. His first goal is to achieve greater visibility and
awareness of the disaster management activities through the
development of communications materials and tools designed to
strengthen links with the communities, the media and all stakeholders.
It will be Mr. Liburd's responsibility to increase public knowledge of
disaster management and communications tools in the region through
the participation of an active member of each Red Cross national society
throughout the Caribbean. This network of communications officers is
anticipated to be of significant benefit to the region should a disaster
Mr. Liburd brings to the national society his many years of experience,
qualifications and expertise in the area of mass communications.
The Red Cross Society of St. Kitts and Nevis is also pleased to have
someone to perform that important function of providing the public with
information detailing activities taking place within the organisation. Mr.
Liburd has worked for years in the field of public relations and also as
media consultant. The Red Cross Society of St. Kitts and Nevis welcomes
the addition of Mr. Liburd to the team.
Minister Phillip attends 10th Anni-
versary Council of ECTEL Meeting
(cont'd from page 1)
Saint Lucia and Hon. Jerrol Thompson St. Vincent and the
The ECTEL Treaty establishing the regulatory authority was
signed in 2000 in Grenada. The main purposes of ECTEL include
the promotion of open entry, market liberalisation and competition
in the telecommunications sector in the sub region, the facilitation
of fair pricing and the use of cost-based pricing methods, and the
increased penetration of telecommunications services.
present their findings along with recommendations which would help to
strengthen the families, communities and countries of the attendees.
The second work day was devoted to the business of CARIWA,
where each member country had to present their country's report on the
work of the women in their respective islands, election of officers and
the swearing in of the newly elected officers.
The composition of the new executive of CARIWA is as follows:
Mrs Elaine McQueen President, Grenada; Ms Angelica Pierre-Louis,
Deputy President, Dominica; Mrs Ernie Hodge-Carty Secretary,
Anguilla; Mrs Bernadette Bartholomew, Treasurer, Grenada; and Mrs
Lana Connor-Hoyoung, Public Relations Officer Anguilla. The
immediate Past President also forms part of the new executive and she is
Mrs Hyacinth Thomas of Dominica
Having attended the Conference, I returned home feeling refreshed
and energized to help strengthen the women's movements in St Kitts
and Nevis and to encourage the young women to look at their abilities in
their organizations with a view to taking leadership roles in their respective
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St Kitts Nevis Schools
Collaborate To Fast
Track Student Councils
Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 04, 2010 (SKNIS): School principals from
St. Kitts are headed to Nevis this week to collaborate on the advancement
of the implementation of projects outlined in the Education White Paper
Nevis White Paper Implementation Committee Chairperson, Dr Bronte
Gonzalves said the Departments of Education onboth islands organized
a special meeting for heads from St. Kitts to observe the implementation
process in operation on Nevis and to share best practices.
One of the areas in which Nevis had been especially successful, was
the implementation of Student Councils in all public schools dating back
The first visit is scheduled for Friday, May 07. Dr. Gonzalez said she
hoped thereafter to see the full-fledged implementation of students
councils in schools on the island of St. Kitts.
The Education consultant; who represents Nevis on the Federal
White Paper Implementation Committee said apart from the national
consultations and other top-level meetings regarding the White paper it
was extremely important that teachers understand their specific role in
carrying out the activities of the white paper at the school level.
She said therefore that the White Paper Committee on Nevis had
ensured that all teachers received a copy of sections of the White Paper
specific to their area for review prior to any presentation being made at
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Nevis Ports Authority
launches NASPA EYES
(L-R) Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority General Manager Mr.
Spencer Hanley presents a copy of the premier issue of .. i. 1 E
to Chairman of the Authority's Board Mr Laurie Lawrence.
CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (APRIL 30,2010)-Chairman of the
Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) Mr. Laurie Lawrence, challe
the Authority's management to maintain publication of its first
newsletter NASPAEYES. He said the quarterly publication was aval
tool that would promote accountability within the organisation.
His comments came when he delivered remarks at the publicat
official launch on Friday at NASPA's offices at Long Point.
"I really want to challenge the management today to ensure tha
document becomes a permanent feature. I say this because in
organizations you find we start with a project and over time it disapp
I want to make sure that this becomes a permanent feature.
"As the Chairman of the Authority, I am speaking on behalf c
Board, we would want to exert some pressure to ensure that manage
keeps this document available and publish quarterly. Even though
do not publish every quarter we do not want it to die out. This
extremely important document and I want everybody to understand
we will be holding you accountable," he advised.
Mr. Lawrence described the eight page newsletter as an impo
document which also promoted
communication within the
organisation and its various units;
provided an opportunity for
transparency and would give
group organizations the
opportunity to disseminate
information to all their members.
While he thanked those who
were involved in the production
of the newsletter, the Chairman
reminded all staff members that
they should utilise the publication
to document and develop their
creative skills. He also encouraged
Them to heed the organizations
goals through the publication and
work together as a team to realise
Meantime, the Authority's
General Manager Mr. Spencer
Hanley who launched the
publication said the need had
existed for the newsletter.
YES "NASPA employs
approximately 97 persons at three
locations. We have the Airport,
Nevis Charlestown and Long Point and
nged we have here shifts that work
ever round the clock. So indeed it is
able timely to have a newsletter to get
the information out to the
ion's employees. Some persons work
what we call the graveyard shift
It this and they are not around during the
nany daytime to get vital information, so
ears. we believe that this is a timely piece
of work," he said.
f the Mr. Hanley used the
ment opportunity to call on the public
h you to assist with the island's security.
is an He said while the Ports formed the
that nucleus of Nevis' security and
most of the goods consumed on
'rtant the island were imported. Some
would be brought in through the legal ports of entry and others would
"We are asking all of you employees as well as members of the public
(cont'd on page 8)
NASPA EYES newsletter production team (L-R) Operations Officer
Ms. Shelley Weeks and Human Resource Manager Mr Stevenson
Nevis Water Department
moves to satisfy consumer
(APRIL 29,2010) In an effort to
continually satisfy the needs of
water consumers on the island, the
Nevis Water Department embarked
on a process that would ensure the
delivery of correct water pressure
to homes and businesses
throughout the island.
The Department's Manager
Mr. George Morris disclosed in a
recent interview with the
Department of Information, that
they were in the process of
installing several pressure
reducing valves that would cut
down the pressure. He also
explained the reason behind the
1t \.s necessary to install this
piece of equipment at this time
because we are coming from a very
high elevation, the reservoir is
situated at Morning Star which is
up high relative to where Prospect
and Cherry Gardens and the
surrounding areas are.
"So because the water is
coming from that height, the
pressures in the low lying areas
would be out of range and these
devices would help to reduce that
sort of pressure that one would get
in their homes," he said.
According to Mr. Morris, 14
devices had already been installed
in areas which included
Charlestown, Westbury, Jessups,
Shaws Road, Camps Corner,
Hanleys Road, Hickmans, Zion,
Butlers, Prospect Junction and
The installation of the
pressure reducing valves fall under
a master plan from the Caribbean
Development Bank (CDB) Mr.
"This forms part of the master
plan which the MMM Group has
done for us on Nevis. That is all in
conjunction with the CDB project
which will come on stream
probably later next year. They did
a Zoning Plan for the island so the
introduction of various pressure
reducing valves form part of that
"The MMM Group is from
Canada which was hired by the
CDB to draw up a master plan for
Nevis. It is all to do with the loan
that the government will be taking
from the CDB which I understand
has been approved," he said.
The master plan would provide
for better water distribution on the
island which would encompass
pumping lines, reservoirs,
equipment etc. Mr. Morris said
since the development of three
major wells with the capacity to
provide 1.5million gallons of water
per day, major pipelines for the
movement of greater volumes of
water was necessary to
accommodate the additional water
and there was also the need for
larger pumping stations and
"So thatwouldput us ina good
position up until 2021 to alleviate
the movement of water during
drought so that everybody can
enjoy a 24 hour supply and be in a
position to have a surplus of water
for emergencies," the Water
Department Manager said.
Manager of the Nevis Water
Department Mr George Morris
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Appli.catioins are invited from sii lt..I:l/ ciiJ i field person
for the ',::.de iii:: p.::.F ition (of
Instructor in the Department of:
a) Minimum qualification of M1.1ater's degree in discipline or related
b) Some e-nr s of e perience in teac thing at the graduate/professional
level a plus
c) Experience in dissecting human cadavers
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Letter of interest and CV to be sent by 7 May, 2010 to:
Frank Wagner Psy.D.
University of Medicine and Health Sciences
P. O. Box 1218
The Labour Spokesman
FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010
PAM is neither honest nor truthful to the public
There are certain members of the current opposition CCM/
PAM Coalition who have never ever given the Labour Party or
the Labour Party Government a square deal. As far as those
persons are concerned everything that Labour does is either wrong
or of dubious value at best, while everything that PAM does is
glorious and meritorious.
After PAM's 15-year term in office which ended in 1995, the
Labour Party Government established a Commission of Inquiry
to look into PAM's conduct of government during the party's term
in office. The Inquiry was conducted in public in order to give
members of the public an opportunity to see and hear for
themselves. The Inquiry was conducted in two separate parts
and a Report on each part was published. Copies of each were
printed and made available for sale to the public.
Although the Labour Party Government provided the
opportunity for members of the general public to follow the conduct
of the Commission of Inquiry live on radio and on television and
although the said government provided printed copies of the
Reports for sale to the public, there are certain members of the
current CCM/PAM Coalition who have been going on radio telling
a literate, knowledgeable and intelligent public that the PAM
Government, under Dr. Kennedy Simmonds, did a good job while
in office, and that the said PAM party had nothing to be ashamed
That was like heresy coming from the mouth of people, old
enough to know better and who have set themselves up in public
as the champions of decency, honesty, fairness, justice and
The vast majority of members of the general public paid no
attention to the pronouncements and propaganda of the leaders
of the CCM/PAM Coalition. This was shown by the fact that the
electorate returned the Labour Party to power in the year 2000
with an ALL-8 victory.
After PAM was voted out of office in 1995, the members of
the former PAM Government used every means possible to
prevent the establishment and the smooth conduct of the St. Kitts
Commission of Inquiry. The PAMites at first said that they
welcomed the Inquiry, and then they said that the Inquiry was
nothing more than a witch-hunt.
This was pure propaganda.
The truth is that the members
of the former PAM
Government were desperately
afraid of what the Commission
of Inquiry would reveal. The
members of the former PAM
Government enlisted the help of
certain CCM members to give
the Commission of Inquiry a
bad name and a bad press.
But really no sane or sober
person who has seen the stages
of the Commission unfold live
on television or read the Report
put out by Commissioner Prof.
Randolph Williams and
Commissioner Sir Louis Blom-
Cooper Q.C. can truthfully and
honestly say that the PAM
Government did a good job.
Only certain members of the
CCM have been heard to say
that PAM did a good job.
PAM abolished Personal
Income Tax against the advice
of St. Kitts-bor Economist Dr.
Terry Sommersall. Of course
the abolition of personal Income
Tax benefitted all those who aid
the Tax, and the more of the
Tax, and the more of the Tax
they paid, the more they
The abolition of Personal
Income Tax did not and could
not benefit the country as a
whole as Dr. Sommersall had
said. The PAM Government
B: T T C
then played Robin Hood in
In the English tales of Robin
Hood of Sherwood Forest, the
legendary outlaw is said to have
robbed the rich to give to the
poor. The PAM Government
robbed the poor to help the rich.
The PAM Government
abolished Personal Income Tax
for the rich and then imposed a
Social Services Levy, for the
very first time, on the poor who
never, ever before paid any
form of Income Tax.
To hide its hand and to fool
people as to what it had done
the PAM Government set about
to tell the public that the Social
Services Levy was not a tax at
all but simply a levy. More
importantly, the PAM
Government declared that the
Social Services Levy was not
an Income Tax but a Levy.
Here we have an example
of a Government telling stupid
lies to its people. A levy on
Income is a tax on Income
which makes it an Income Tax.
As in a number of other cases,
the PAM Government was
neither honest nortruthful to the
public. The PAM Government
tried to hide the fact that it had
abolished one form of Personal
Income Tax and imposed a
different form of Personal
When we examine the
manner in which Dr. Douglas
is dealing with the VAT and the
way in which Dr. Simmonds of
PAM handled the Social
Services Levy, we notice a vast
difference. Dr. Douglas has
given us notice of the coming
of the VAT and has given us
also some indication of the
details of the VAT.
Dr. Simmonds on the other
hand, dropped the Social
Services Levy on us like a ton
of bricks. In addition, Dr.
Simmonds tried to conceal the
fact that the Social Services
Levy is in essence an Income
Tax in disguise. Up to now a
number of PAMites whose
head is filled with saw-dust, still
argue that the Social Services
Levy is a levy and not an
Without any discussions with
the professionals in the Civil
Service, or the members of the
National Assembly, or the Trades
& Labour Union, or the Chamber
of Industry & Commerce, or the
general public, Prime Minister
Simmonds signed a Loan
Guarantee in the sum of
US$25,330,000.00 on behalf of
Nautical Trading (St. Kitts) Ltd.
The Company was set up in St.
Kitts by a well-knownPAM lawyer.
The promoters of the Company
were two Englishmen, both of
whom it is said were shady
Nautical Trading was not a
viable business from the beginning
and so it went bankrupt and
folded up. We have never heard
any member of the CCM/PAM
Coalition condemn Dr. Simmonds
for his reckless and irresponsible
Without any public notice or
invitation to submit bids to
government, Prime Minister
Simmonds Government leased the
government-owned Dairy Farm at
Bayfords Estate to his lawn-tennis
partner and his partner. Everything
was done in secret, a real
backroom deal. Here againwe have
another example of how PAM did
things. We are not surprised that
so far no member of the CCM/
PAM Coalition has ever
questioned the ethics of the sweet-
It is a matter of historical record
that PAM vehemently opposed
and campaigned against the Social
Security Scheme which was
introduced in St. Kitts-Nevis in
1976. Then later on, years later,
when PAM was in power, the then
Government abolished Personal
Income Tax to help the rich and
imposed a different form of
Personal Income Tax called a Social
Services Levy which was hurtful
to the poor.
In spite of all this there are still
persons within the ranks of the
CCM/PAM Coalition who have
been lauding Dr. Kennedy
Simmonds and PAM to the skies.
They see every retrograde step
that PAM has made as a
magnificent achievement. And
since they have no use for the
Labour Party or for any of its
leaders, they put a spin on every
good thing that Labour has done.
When the PAM Government
abolished Personal Income Tax the
only country in the British
Commonwealth of Nations that
had abolished Personal Income
Tax was Antigua and Barbuda. Did
PAM publish a White Paper
asking for the views of the public
on the matter?
Before the PAM Government
imposed the Social Services Levy
to burden poor people, did PAM
put out a White Paper for public
discussion and consultation?
Again, let me remind those
hypocrites in the CCM/PAM
Coalition that they have forfeited
all claims to honestly, decency and
integrity when they refrained from
criticising PAM over the issue of
'The House of Assembly Elections
Ordinance (Amendment) Act and
the signing in secrecy by Prime
Minister Simmonds of the Loan
Guarantee for Nautical 'Trading.
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC:
The management of the Cockleshell Bay Development is requesting the
general public's assistance in maintaining the sustainability of
Cockleshell Bay beach. Currently there is regularly a high volume of
motorized vehicles on the sand, which is causing the beach to deteriorate
and is compromising the well-being of marine and wild life. In order to do
save the beach, it must be kept free of motorized vehicles.
The management of Cockleshell Bay will provide public parking on its
land to accommodate the parking requirements for all beach goers only a
short walking distance from the water. We are asking for your support in
keeping the Cockleshell Bay Beach at its highest standards for the
enjoyment of the people of St. Kitts & Nevis and visitors that come to the
Cockleshell Bay Development
Please forward enquiries to:
Cockleshell Bay Development,
P.O. BOX 235,
Basseterre, St. Kitts.
Ike Labour Spokesman
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Work starts to
area at Robert L.
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
APRIL 28TH 2010 (CUOPM) -
Work has begun to ensure the
speedier, more comfortable and
convenient process of passengers
departing the Robert L. Bradshaw
Executive Officer (CEO) at the St.
Christopher Air and Sea Ports
Authority (SCASPA), Mr.
Terrence Crossman said work
(cont'd from page 6)
to be the eyes and ears of NASPA
because it is our NASPA it is your
NASPA. At the end of the day
security becomes your business
and my business, security is
everybody's business. So it is with
that in mind that we have launched
out to establish this news letter,"
The Authority's Human
Resource Manager Mr. Stevenson
Manners who was charged with
production of the newsletter said
the publication would also serve
as the Authority's link with the
public and would be available at
various points in Charlestown.
He explained that the main
focus of the premier issue was the
commemoration of Marine
Awareness Day which was held
on March 24th the event's
activities was captured in a centre
fold of full colour photographs
accomplished by photographs
highlighting an array of activities
in which NASPA was involved
locally and overseas.
Among the articles in the
newsletter is a statement from the
Chairman, an overview of NASPA,
a historical piece, a presentation
of the Board of Directors and the
GM's Comer which will become a
"We also have a feature on a
19th century anchor which adorns
the Charlestown Waterfront, we
tell you how that was unearth on
or around 1996; a new initiative at
the airport where we will be using
fuel cards with some of the private
jets which come in here... and a
feature on the back flap on Marine
Police a very important Unit of
NASPA," he said.
Mr. Manners singled out Ms.
Shelley Weeks for her invaluable
contribution to the production of
began on Tuesday aimed at
improving the immigration and
security areas to create a better
access point, especially on
weekends when it becomes
"Our objective is to improve the
departure and better screening
facilities," said the SCASPA CEO.
Mr. Crossman used the
opportunity to apologise to users
of the departure area for the
the newsletter. He said the second
publication would be available by
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inconvenienced that is being
caused during the renovation
Last December Prime Minister
Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, who at
the time was Ministe5r of Tourism
visited and toured the airport
following reports of "bottlenecks"
from departing passengers.
The policies of the governing
St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party
Administration under the
leadership of Prime Minister has
resulted in St. Kitts and Nevis
becoming a well sought after
tourism destination in the
Caribbean and have attracted
several international flights to the
American Airlines flies non-
stop daily from Miami International
Airport and twice a week -
Wednesdays and Sundays from
New York's JFK International. US
Airways flies on Saturday's from
Philadelphia. Delta Airlines flies
twice weekly Wednesday's and
Saturday fromAtlanta and British
Airways on Tuesdays and
Saturday from London-Gatwick.
Photos of work being done at
the departure lounge at the Robert
L. Bradshaw International Airport
(photos by Erasmus Williams)
This is to advise the public and all entities
that the Cockleshell Bay Lands which is
located at the Southeast Peninsula, Parish of
St. George, in the Island of St. Christopher is
hereby private property and under
development and any persons) or entities
having any materials, vehicles, animals,
equipment of any sorts, to be removed
immediately or they will be discarded. No
persons) or entities shall enter the
Cockleshell Bay Lands without permission
from the owner and its affiliates.
Please forward any inquiries to: Cockleshell
Bay Development Limited, Sugar Bay
Complex, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 235, Frigate
Bay, St. Kitts."
HIGH COURT PUBLIC AUCTION SALE
TO BE HELD AT THE JUDICIAL AND LEGAL COMPLEX
The REGISTRAR of the High Court. Si. Christoper's Circuit. will OFFER FOR SALE, BY
PUBLIC AUCTION, on Thursday the 13 day of MAY. 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon the
bealw mentioned ve~dcle
ANY VEHICLE NOT SOLD ON THE ABOVE DA TE W7LL BE OFFERED FOR SALE ON
THE CONSECUTIVE TURLSA YS at 2p m UNTIL ALL VEHICLES ARE SOLD,-
THE VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD AS IS, -NO VEHICLE WIL BE RELEASED TO ANY
PURCHASER BEFORE THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE LS PAID and ALL SALES ARE
Peraons wishing to view vehicles rd obtain additional information about vehicles ar asked to
contact the Registrar's Office during regular working hours U30 n.m. 3:30 p.nm
Each bid shall be $500.00 higher thn the prevws bid;
[f the upset price is not offered on any vehicle, that vdeicle will be removed fro sale on that
Successful bidders will be expected to pay at least one quarter of the accepted bid 6a the sale day
and the bhaance by the aed of one month after the sale day;
Peruons wisblag to pay by cheque, are advised that all cheques mut be arade pmyabi to
the ACCOUNTANT GENERAL mad the Regstrar is not bound to give a receipt madI their
ebque hmve boombe a~tepted by the blnk oa which It in drawn.
The Labour Spokesman
The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010 9
Dr Hari spll ou Costuec
Senior Minister Dr Timothy Harris addresses CIPEO 's Excellence
BASSETERRE ST. KITTS
(May 3, 2010) The central focus
of the role of the recently created
Department of Constituency
Empowerment is to ensure that
power, management, authority,
responsibility, control and
accountability are spread right the
way through all of the
constituencies, for the benefit of
all the people.
According to Dr Timothy
Harris, Senior Minister with
responsibility for Constituency
Empowerment, the new
department must be about the
preservation, promotion and
expansion of democracy, and how
best to involve each and every
citizen in helping in the process of
building a better nation for all and
for future generations.
Dr Harris who oversees the
larger docket of Ministry of
International Trade, Industry,
Commerce, Consumer Affairs,
Agriculture, Marine Resources,
Cooperatives and Constituency
Empowerment, made the remarks
Sunday night (May 2nd )when he
delivered an address at the second
Excellence Award Ceremony held
by the Community Improvement
and Personal Empowerment
Organisation (CIPEO) of Sandy
"As I steer the course ahead
in this vitally important venture of
constituency empowerment, I am
extremely grateful for the
expressed support and friendship
of CIPEO as one of the Ministry's
partners," said the head of
Constituency Empowerment in
what was his first official function
in that capacity.
"Hence, as we travel this route
together, I strongly implore CIPEO,
and other community groups, to
undertake membership expansion
drives," advised Dr Harris.
"Additionally, they should pursue
the implementation of projects,
programmes and other activities,
including the establishment of
websites that seek to reach out
positively to greater numbers of
residents, particularly the
vulnerable youths in our midst."
The colourful ceremony which
was held at the Sandy Point
Community Centre saw the
honouring of six retired teachers
from the Sandy Point area, and
according to Stephen Duggins,
CIPEO's immediate past president,
Dr Harris was invited to address
the award ceremony in his
capacity as the minister with
responsibilities for Constituency
Area Parliamentary Representative Shawn Richards addresses
CIPEO s Excellence Award Ceremony.
Loui Hendrickson and Colleen Gumbs execute dancing steps as part
of the evening s entertainment.
Community Improvement and
Organisation's President, Evron
Warner, introduced the honourees.
They were Marilyn Guishard-
Bertie, Bertram Caines,
Alexandrina Caesar, Calvin Farier
and Angeline Revan who were
present and William Hodge who
was represented by his son.
Also addressing the awards
ceremony was the area
Shawn Richards, who said, "It is
indeed a privilege and pleasure for
me this evening to salute six
persons whose contribution to the
teaching profession have impacted
many lives and will continue to do
so even after their sojourn in this
part of the vineyard would have
come to an end.
"In my capacity as
parliamentary representative, as a
Sandy Pointer and also a past
student of most of the honourees
I take the opportunity to extend
heartfelt gratitude on behalf of
myself and the entire constituency
for their sterling contributions."
Richards told the meeting that
since education provides the
framework for the advancement of
the nation, there was need
therefore for leaders and thinkers
to educate and serve as mentors
for the nation's young people. He
advised that when such people are
VonDez Phipps announces the
launching date for Sandy
Pointers Inspiring Real
found, they should be recognized
and celebrated for their
contribution, since it is oftentimes
a thankless task.
"Today we honour such
people who have made their mark
and who have served their
community and country with
distinction," said the area
parliamentary representative for
St. Christopher Five. "We have
before us six illustrious and
distinguished persons who
collectively have given over one
hundred years of exemplary
service to the teaching
At the same venue, journalist
and community member, VonDez
Phipps, appeared to be
responding to Dr. Harris' challenge,
when he announced that a new
How Is Your Self Esteem? (Cont'd)
Insight 6: Self-confidence is built on the platform of self esteem
Those who base their self-confidence only on one set of skills and
abilities will not have real self esteem. This is because there will always
be a situation where those skills and abilities will have no use, and the
ones that are needed in that situation have not yet been developed. The
classic example is the absent minded professor
who is brilliant in the classroom with logic and reason, but take him
to a cocktail party and he is totally lost. He has not developed the social
skills of one to one conversation. He finds it tremendously difficult to
express personal feelings and almost impossible to be sensitive to others
feelings. In that situation self esteem
evaporates. However, the person who has real self esteem will
recognize that while they may not have the skills now, they can and will
learn. They are able to use such situations as their personal classroom
where the after effect is not the feeling that, "Oh my God I'm just no
good at this chit chat stuff'. Instead they think, No\\, how
did I do? What did I not do too well? What do I still need to learn?"
High self esteem has a certain amount of humility built into it. The person
with the highest self esteem is free of the arrogance of "I know". They
know they will be a student of life, for the whole of their life.
Almost everyone of us has been on the end of the voice of criticism
at a very young age.
It is a voice which echoes through our whole life, and unless we
become consciously aware of it and decide not to heed its words, it will
be a major reason why your self
esteem never recovers from those first 'blows'.
The 'critical parent' (or anyone playing that role) has a deep and
lasting impression on our self image and self belief. It could have been
anything negative: "You are not very good... you can't... you are
always... you are a cry baby... you are never able ... you are useless at
that" For us during those early years, parents are the ones who know
and speak the truth. So we believe them, and not only shape our self
image around what they tell us about ourselves, but their voices remain
in our heads, in our subconscious
for years to come. This is how our sense of our own inner beauty
never gets a chance to form. It is also the only time we can claim to be a
victim. However, that was then and this is now. 'Then' cannot be
changed, but now can be transformed. If you have had the courage to
admit your self esteem is a bit low, or even almost non existent,then you
have the courage to take the next step to banish those voices in your
head and set yourself free. Paradoxically that does not mean struggling
with them and conquering them. It means accepting them and loving
them, but politely disagreeing with those 'voices' If you resist them or
try to kill them you will only make them
stronger. It is much more effective to replace them. Start from where
you are and accept, accept, accept! Accept where you are now, accept
what you feel right now.
This is the beginning of quietly rebuilding your self image and self
belief. Realize you are now your own parent, friend, companion and
lover, and begin to talk to yourself in accepting, loving and gentle ways.
It may sound strange at first, but keep going, and you will be amazed at
how quickly your feelings about yourself transform and how it brings a
natural inner strength and resilience.
Don't put yourself down or criticize yourself. This is known as the
critical parent or negative self talk.
Don't fight or struggle with your internal critic, if you do it's like
struggling with yourself. Accept your past and accept yourself as you
are now. Relax, it's OK Take time out to learn how to meditate. This may
be the most effective ability in disarming the power of the inner critic.
Meditation Centre, Taylors Village, Tel. 466 2550 or 661 0933
community group, Sandy Pointers that it will help, among others, to
Inspiring Real Improvement address situations where persons
Throughout (SPIRIT), will be in communities tend to mask
launched on Friday May 7. He said problems facing them.
Retired teacher, Alexandrina Caesar (centre) receives her award
from CIPEO 's committee members Loui Hendrickson (left) and L.
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official says Federation
has well trained young
Heston Hamm (left) shows Shavon Douglas some of the products I
BASSETERRE ST. KITTS (May 4,2010) -ADevelopmentBan
Saint Kitts and Nevis official is saying the bank's mandate to empo
the country's youth is successful largely in part because the Federati
young entrepreneurs are well trained, focused, economically know v
is good for the country, and are ready to take charge.
ShavonDouglas, Development Bank's Senior Business Developn
Officer, made the remarks recently after visiting one of the bank's die
HestonHamm, young entrepreneurbased in Molyneux whose busin
Stone Deals, is the embodiment of the youths' resilience to develop t
"Initially when Hamm approached us, we performed our van
checks and balances," recalled Douglas. "We made a thorough anal,
of his business and we had several discussions back and forth when
was required to change some of his information to better fit the bai
policies. Once all that was done we realized that his was a viable proje
Stone Deals was, according to the bank official, a project like
other in the Federation. It was deemed viable and with the bank seek
to foster youthful entrepreneurship, Hamm and his project proposal
the setting up of Stone Deal, backed by the experience he had gained
an employee at a successful locally incorporated company, fitte
framework laid out by the bank.
The bank did not have any hesitation in funding the project by
In preparation for the winding up of the above
Company, the Company's auditors PKF (Pannell Kei
Foster) of North Independence Square, Basselerr
St. Kitts are preparing the final statement of affairs c
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any creditors of th
company are required on or before the 29th day o
May 2010 to send in their names arnd addresses an
the particulars of their debts or claims to PKF at th.
PANNELL KERR FORSTER (PKF)
North Independence Square
P.O. Box 335
SI. Kilts- Wesl Indies
Dated this 30th day of Apnl,2 010 /
of an industrial loan, as he had also
exhibited all the necessary
technical expertise within the
framework of what he was trying
to venture into. The young
entrepreneur further impressed the
bank official because he had also
taken time to educate himself, by
attending a number of training
"Throughout the three years
that Stone Deals has been in
operation, we are in steady and
ready contact with Mr Hamm,"
Observed Douglas. "We perform
regular checks and visits to the
operation and we have seen a
number of the works that he has
completed both at Molyneux and
at various sites.
"We are proud to say that we
made the right decision as Mr
Hamm's enterprise has grown from
a little company and is now making
tremendous strides, where he is
prospering and looking to grow
and to expand. From a nationalistic
is standpoint he has contributed
quite significantly because he has
kof been able to employ regular
wer persons and now he is coming on
on's stream to provide training for the
hat YES Programme," concluded
lent Thirty-six-year-old Heston
:nts, Hamm, after having survived the
ess, company's teething problems,
heir now looks back and his comment
is that Development Bank is not
ous just any other bank that is out to
ysis make profit. According to his
She observation, it is the only bank that
nk's would give the youths an
:ct." opportunity in quick time.
no "Young people who want to
ing start up any business should pay
for more attention to the Development
d as Bank as it not only listens, but also
d in advises, because they want to
empower young people in terms
way of getting into business," said
Before he formed Stone Deals
in 2007, he realized there was a
niche in the market in terms of
concrete products and he decided
By Melissa Amsterdam
Female sanitary disposal here
on the Federation is being
catapulted to more modern
standards with the introduction of
a convenient female hygiene
product called Scensibles.
Distributor of the product on
Shavon Douglas (,,iln watches as a Stone Deals employee works
on the finishing touches of some of the concrete products. Looking
on is Heston Hamm.
to do some research into the
industry and also trained himself
for a period of two years before he
approached the bank, saying that
he did not want to leave his job
before he found out how things
would work out.
When he approached the bank,
he was referred to Shavon Douglas
and he says that he was surprised
at the short time it took the bank
to do its due diligence as the
turnaround time was quite short.
He is eternally grateful for the
advice he received from the bank.
"It was quick and
straightforward because Douglas
and I talked of the technical
aspects of the project and he
wanted to find out how prepared I
was to undertake such a project,"
said Hamm. "After he was satisfied,
they assisted me in quick time. It
was an ideal opportunity and here
we are now."
Since then he has been given
a second loan which has put his
company on the map, and says
that Development Bank plays a
very important role in the building
of this country as it helps the
country save on foreign exchange
when industrial products are
produced locally, and also
contributes in the area of creating
"What we are doing here is
decorative concrete for homes and
even offices as grey concrete
doesn't put any value to your
property," said Hamm. "We
decorate a house and its
surroundings and make it look nice
in different colours, different
styles, whether tiles, stone look,
whatever you want. We can make
it look old fashioned, we can make
it look new. That is our specialty."
He explained that decorative
concrete is a wide variety of
anything that deals with concrete
products. The company produces
paving stones in six different
styles, stamp concrete, plaques,
balusters in at least six different
styles, and tiles of different sizes
"We want to embark on
another part of decorative
concrete, which is shotcreting,"
said Hamm. "Shotcreting is
basically what they use in the
construction of pools,
stabilisation of hills for example at
the South East Peninsula where
you find stones dropping on the
road because of soil erosion. That
is where shotcrete comes in."
VDS Distribution s, Don Simpson explains the uses of the Scensibles
feminine hygiene disposal bags to an interested customer at City
Drug Store 2005 Ltd.
island, VDS Distributor, Verlene
and Don Simpson, (with Verlene
being Don's partner in business
and in life) described Scensibles
as a revolutionary and simple
system for females to use.
"Our product is a sanitary
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FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010
TDC Shoppers win 'Supermarket Shopping Spree'
Disbelief and surprise were the words used by the two (2) lucky TDC
customers, Ms. Sonia Browne (Nevis) and Mr. Nigel Pemberton (St.
Kitts), the winners of the TDC Supermarket Shopping Spree Promotion.
The winners were randomly picked from over five thousand (5000)
entries received from seven (7) TDC Departments over a sixty (60) day
period. The promotion was open to legal Kittitian and Nevisian citizens
who are eighteen (18) years or older and who reside in the Federation.
Shoppers who purchased products from the participating units
valued at one hundred dollars (EC$100.00), opened a new Hire Purchase
Contract, purchased anAirline Ticket from TDC Airlines Services Limited,
opened a FINCO Accumulator orpaid on a current and up-to-date FINCO
loan, or made a payment on a current and up-to-date Insurance Policy at
Ms. Browne got her opportunity to participate in the 'spree' when
she made her purchase at the Home and Building Depot and journeyed
later to the RAMS Supermarket in Stoney Grove, where she meandered
through the aisles collecting as much as groceries as possible, within a
forty-five (45) second time frame.
After completing what seemed to be an obstacle course, Browne
stated that she was pleased with her purchase and the game plan was to
shop with her family in mind.
An elated Browne offered words of appreciation to the TDC Group
and RAMS for rewarding for her
"I amvery grateful to TDC (and
RAMS) for this affording me the
chance to receive free groceries
just for doing business. I say thank
you to TDC and I encourage
others to shop there," laughed
The management of the Nevis
based Food Chain congratulated
Ms. Browne and spoke of the
company's willingness to
collaborate with TDC to provide
quality products to locals.
"We congratulate Ms. Browne
and count it a pleasure to be apart
of this initiative to give locals
another chance to receive quality
products from us. Also, we say
thank you to TDC for partnering
with us and hope that we can
organize a similar activity in the
future," stated Mr. Dheeraj
Datwani, the Store Manager.
On St. Kitts, Mr. Nigel
Pemberton had his turn at
shopping less than one minute to
perform a similar fear at the C and
C Superfoods Supermarket on
George Street, in Basseterre.
Pemberton walked the store a
few times after learning that he had
won with the needs of his family
in mind, also. At the sound of the
whistle, he rushed to the aisle
numbered three (3) and grabbed
products by the armful while being
cheered on by curious shoppers
and Store Staff.
"I have never done this before.
I have never won anything before
and I am excited to be a part of it,"
The exhausted winner then
headed to the cashier to get this
haul packaged where has was
congratulated by Mr. Keith
Evelyn, Manager of the Outlet.
"On behalf of the Directors,
Management, Staff and the entire
C and C family, we congratulate
Nigel, he did a wonderful job. We
also thank TDC for choosing us
for this promotion.
According to Mrs. Jonelle
Rawlins Drew, TDC Client
Relations and Marketing
Manager, "we decided to partner
with local merchants, namely the
RAMS Supermarket and C and C
Superfoods to reward our many
Customers/Clients, through this
innovative campaign. It is was one
of the many ways in which we
'give back' to them for their
This was the first promotion of
its kind for TDC and from the
consideration is already being
given to organize a similar
endeavour in the near future.
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disposable bag that is specifically
designed for feminine hygiene
products. It creates a clean
convenient way for a lady to
dispose of used pads and
tampons," Don Simpson said
about the product which was
introduced on the market here in
St. Kitts last December and has to
date been a huge success
satisfying its users.
Simpson pointed out some
very interesting facts and features
of the disposable bags. He said
that the bags are scented and
treated with an anti-microbial.
According to him, this feature is
important because it prevents
bacterial growth which leads to
The bag is also
environmentally friendly and is
biodegradable. "When it gets to
the landfill it will biodegrade,"
The bags are easy to use as
well as spacious. There are two
handles which can be tied once the
sanitary napkin is in place and it
can then be disposed.
Although this convenient
product is new to the Caribbean
market, it has been used by many
satisfied women and
establishments in the United
States for five years.
"Scensibles has been
redeveloped," Simpson said. "I
think we are fortunate to get the
product at the time when it is at its
best. There is no need for any more
improvement," he assured.
Simpson said that the
dispensers that his company offers
are just as easy to use as the
The dispenser system is
equally simple and establishments
can have them installed in female
restroom stalls providing a
discreet and convenient source for
discarding used female hygiene
Simpson notes that Scensibles
is a great product for business
places to adapt, in his estimation,
"proper provisions have not been
made for females to dispose of
feminine hygiene products. What
has happened is women have
resorted to unconventional ways
to dispose of their used sanitary
It solves the problem of finding
a way to dispose of pads and
tampons Simpson noted, instead
of flushing them down the toilets
- which can lead to clogging and
back-ups as well as costly means
to rectify those problems-
Scensibles provides a clean, safe
and discreet way to dispose of the
"I strongly believe that this
product is one which every female
needs," the VDS Distributor
Here in St. Kitts the Scensibles'
packages can be purchased at an
affordable price. The Scensibles
are beautifully packaged in boxes
containing 50 bags and are being
sold for EC$12.25 at Hosfords'
Value Mart and City Drug Store
The VDS line also focuses on
sanitary and janitorial services
which include providing
fragrances for offices.
VDS Distributions can be
contacted in several ways. The
company's website is
vdsdistributions.com and they can
be e-mailed at
contact numbers are (869) 466-8935
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Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 26,
2010 (SKNIS): The Education
Sector continues steadily along the
path to achieving Implementation
of the White Paper as the World
Bank has promised its assistance
in developing a framework for
costing the Sector Plan.
Ateam from The World Bank
will visit the Federation fromApril
27- 30 will include visits to assess
the programme and meet with key
education sector leaders.
The ground work has been
completed by Permanent
Secretary in the Ministry of
Education Mr. Osmond Petty who
has commissioned a preparatory
committee which will supplement
efforts to develop the costing
model as well as to work with
World Bank Officials upon their
Mr. Petty extended an
invitation to World Bank officials
to meet with the White Paper
Implementation Committee which
is scheduled to meet on Friday
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Mr. Petty told SKNIS,
Communication with the World
Bank at this level will go a long
way towards providing technical
assistance on this very necessary
component of Policy success.
He added that his Ministry
would continue to take positive
steps towards its full
implementation and to seek
sustainable partnerships towards
Caribbean hails Brazil-CARICOM
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
APRIL 28TH 2010 (CUOPM) The
inaugural Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) Brazil summit ended
in Brasilia, Brazil onMonday April
26th with the Caribbean
expressing confidence that the
meeting provided an opportunity
for productive discussions on
issues of mutual interest to both
sides and improve their relations.
"While the close ties between
CARICOM and Brazil have been
established for a number of years,
this inaugural meeting is historic
and timely," said Dominica's Prime
Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerritt,
the present Chairman of the 15-
member regional grouping.
Mr. Skerritt made reference to
efforts by Brazil and CARICOM in
the past to improve their trade and
economic relations, saying that the
region was heartened by the
confirmation that Brazil was
prepared to proceed with flexibility
and generosity and that a united,
CARICOM and Brazil could build
a new economic and commercial
"This inaugural meeting is a
tangible expression of that intent
and commitment to establish such
a partnership and to further existing
cooperation initiatives," Skerritt
said, adding that CARICOM is also
committed to deepening the
regional integration system.
"As such, we welcome the
initiative of Brazil to carve out a
space for Heads of State and
Government of Latin America and
the Caribbean (CALC) to
dialogue," he said, recalling the
2008 meeting whose objectives
"were to strengthen regional
integration and to institute
effective commitment for joint
action; to promote the sustainable
development of the peoples of
Latin America and the Caribbean."
The Dominica leader said the region was now looking forward to the
third CALC summit in 2011.
Prime Minister Skerritt said CARICOM also welcomed Brazil's
commitment to deepening relations through the establishment of
embassies in 14 Caribbean and assisting in the efforts to curb the rise in
HIV/AIDS in the region.
He said that the summit would end with a CARICOM-Brazil Technical
Cooperation Agreement addressing 16 areas of cooperation, including
agriculture, health, tourism and transportation.
The two sides will also sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
on Technical Cooperation highlighting five priority areas.
Skerritt said he was also pleased that the summit would devote
attention to the plight of Haiti following the devastation caused by the
7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12.
"My colleague Heads of Government and I are most appreciative at
the quantum of assistance that your country has generously provided
to Haiti in its hour of distress and profound need," Skerritt said, noting
that Brazil has displayed exceptional leadership since 2004 by providing
support to the development of Haiti through the UN Stabilisation Force
in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
The CARICOM Chairman also welcomed the opening of the Takutu
River Bridge connecting Guyana to Brazil saying he had no doubt that
this pi) Silcal link will expand economic benefits to the CARICOM
"This bridge will help make available a trade route which will further
the efforts of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) which
is intended to provide the springboard to facilitate CARICOM's
integration into the hemispheric and global environment through more
competitive production, thereby enhancing our trade relations.
"In this regard, some member states have started to formalize their
trading relationships with Brazil. Guyana has signed a partial scope
agreement. St. Kitts and Nevis has expressed interest in becoming part
of that agreement," Skerritt added.
The Dominican prime minister said that the recent global financial
and economic crisis has negatively impacted small vulnerable
economies, such as those of CARICOM and that the various fiscal
measures taken by regional governments to ensure sustainable growth
were daily examples of the extent to which the Caribbean has been
"As such, we are resolute in our call for reform within international
financial institutions which determine international financial policies
that all countries, regardless of their level of development, must follow,"
Skerritt said, adding that the region was appealing "to our development
partners, such as Brazil, to assist us by supporting our efforts to influence
policy-making through adequate representation in the traditional
international financial institutions.
"It is only through these efforts that we can ensure that the concerns
of small vulnerable economies like ours will be taken on board during
the policy making discussions at such institutions."
Climate change matters were also be discussed during the summit
Written by Floy Hensley
Faith: "Faith is the evidence of things not
seen" Hebrews 11:1
In all things give God all the thanks and glory that is due unto his
glorious name. Wonderful greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, our
soon coming King and Lord of all the universe. To all Kittitians,
Nevians, regional and international readers, to another of these weekly
inspirational articles. So how was your week? Whether you had a
great or not so great week, know that God is indeed working that
situation out for you right now. When you least expect it, God would
just turn it around and then would you know, it can only be the
intervention of the Mighty and powerful God. We came to that
conclusion that, nothing is too hard for our God to do. It's only when
we put our trust and confident in the true and living God, we would
see real results.
We are the ones who determine what kind of day we are going to
have, in life or death. InProverbs 18:21, states that death and life are in
the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
I was praying for a lady last week who has a stroke and I told her that
she has to declare her healing in Jesus name. Confess it with her
mouth because of the power of the tongue to decree and declare
things. I told her to declare her healing every day and I know that God
would do a new thing in this person's life because of her activated
faith for her healing. Having Faith is a thing that moved God to work
on our behalf, believing its done before we actually received what we
have asked God for. We served a faithful and just God, who knows
and see's it all. Surrender it all before Him because He loves you very
I pray that whatever situation you may be faced with, know that
God is working it out right now. He told me to tell you, not to worry but
to put your trust and confidence in Him because He would not
disappoint you and He's always on time. He see's the tears, the hurts,
the disappointments, the many trials, you have being through. Well
only in God you would have sweet sleep and a peace of mind to
overcome, what ever may come your way. Well know that all your
battles belong to the Lord and revenge belongs to him. Allow him to
fight all your battles and know that sweet victory belongs to you. So
allow him to be Lord and master today, over everything in your life.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God, then you would see results. I pray
that you would have a really blessed week and let us continue to pray
for the Federation for God's will to be done.. Well know that God has
a miracle with your name written on it today.
floyfaith7 i, i ....... i1,
In Loving Memory of
S a Elaine Wiliams -)anitts i
SA.K.A. Sylvie Annie
S WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON MAY I OTH 2004.
3 A Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grand Mother, Sister,
t Aunt, Friend, and Nurse.
A Tribute Poem
Remember her like she's still here
SEven though she is not,
SShe have gone to a better place
SSomewhere we are not.
SWe Miss You! Sometimes we wish you were still here
As we looked up to you;
SWe will never forget you mom,.
A great woman. A God fearing woman. -
* A mother to ALL. E
dest iRn (Etermul bealce
SSigned: Ramona Brown (daughter) on behalf of the family.
* W~e Miss You! Soe~~~~~~tims e is yuwee til er
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FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010
King I-Soursop prepares
Nevisian junior calypsonians for
By: Peter Ngunjiri
Calvin 'I-Soursop' Johnson conducts the calypso workshop.
CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 4,2010)- Society is being advised
to refrain from blaming country's youth for seemingly doing nothing
and generally being unproductive, when it (society) is unable to provide
programmes that would keep the youth constructively occupied.
Vernon Springer, Manager of the Nevis Culturama Calypso King
Calvin 'I-Soursop' Johnson, made the remarks Saturday May 1, when
the defending Culturama Calypso King conducted the second Coke
Zero Making a Difference Youth Calypso Workshop at the Nevis Cultural
Centre, Old Hospital Road, Charlestown.
"All of us in some way need to do more in our communities," said
Springer, a sports journalist with the Basseterre-based WINN FM. "It
makes no sense to say young people are not doing anything when we
are not generally coming forward with programmes or even trying to
assist and do something for young people."
Over 30 youngsters turned up for the day-long activity where I-
Soursop guided them on how to compose, write, arrange and perform
calypsos. The first workshop had been held at the same venue in
November last year and according to Springer, 28 youngsters took part
of which 18 turned up for the Saturday event.
Coke Zero was the main sponsor of the event and it was no wonder
that when the youngsters were guided on how to write a calypso, almost
all of them had lyrics complimenting the good qualities of Coke Zero, the
latest product from the St. Kitts Bottling Company, which has proved to
be a winner with the general public.
"They (Coke Zero) were onboard the first time we had the workshop
but the original workshop was set up by SOL," explained Springer. "Coke
Zero chipped in during the first workshop, but this time they fully
sponsored it and hence it was the Coke Zero I-Soursop Making a
Different Youth Calypso Workshop, which by the way we feel was a
Other workshop sponsors included Modern Printers, Nisbet
Plantation Beach Club, Peterson Fleming of Nisbet Plantation, NAGICO
Insurance, and Wesk Agency (operators of MV Sea Hustler and MV
Mark Twain) that was the official transporter to take the team to Nevis,
and back, from St. Kitts. Lunch came from Judith Catering Service.
06. t -- --. - W liii' F
: Youngest participant, five-year-old Danaly Merchant receives her
certificate ofparticipation from Halstead 'Sooty' Byron.
Flamboyant Tours Limited hereby inform the general
public that the Administrative and Accounting
Departments will be relocated to a new office on
Central Street, Basseterre, upstairs the TDC Downtown
Plaza from Tuesday 4th May 2010.
The Western Union and Reservations Departments will
remain at the current location on West Independence Square
We apologize for any inconvenience caused and look
forward to continue serving our Customers/Clients
The workshop was a
collaboration between the I-
Soursop Management Team with
the Nevis Island Administration
and the Culturama Committee. It
was officially opened by Nevis
Deputy Premier and Minister of
Culture, Hensley Daniel, while
closing remarks were made by
chairman of the Nevis Cultural
Foundation and the Nevis
Culturama, Halstead 'Sooty'
Calvin 'I-Soursop' Johnson
who caused a cultural earthquake
last year when he became the first
Kittitian to win the Calypso title
on Culturama's 35th anniversary,
has proved to the king who not
only receives, but a king who
gives. It was for that reason he
offered to train young Nevisians
to become better calypsonians.
"We generally want to make
sure that out of this workshop that
we get at least eight or ten
calypsonians who will be able to
participate in the youth calypso
competition for Culturama 2010,
and I think we are certainly on our
way in achieving that goal," said
Some facilitators came onboard
to help I-Soursop. During the first
workshop, Stevenson Manner
assisted, while during the second
workshop, they had Abonaty
Liburd, Clifford Isaac, Masfield
Youth Calypso Workshop participants after receiving certificates of
participation pose for a group picture.
Nisbett and they managed to pull
out from retirement the Mighty
Lindbergh (Spencer Hanley, now
general manager of the Nevis Air
and Sea Ports Authority) to train
Records would have it that the
Mighty Lindbergh is the only
person who has won the calypso
title in Nevis back to back. He took
the crown on his first attempt in
1971 and went on to successfully
defend it in 1972. However, in
those days it was known as
Carnival, and only changed to
Culturama in 1974. Since then, no
Calypsonian has won it back to
According to Vernon Springer,
I-Soursop has the intention
to enter into history books
once more, this time by
being the first calypsonian
to win the Culturama
calypso title back to back.
He will be launched for
Culturama 2010 onthe 18th
of June with a special
televised interview on the
Nevis News Cast.
"On the same day (June
18) we will have the official
release of I-Soursop on
WINN FM 98.9 andthenwe
journey to Nevis on
! Saturday 19th June where
we will release on Choice
S 105.3 FMand VONRadio,"
reported Springer. "There
will be calypso tents and we
have been approached by
one of the organizers and
competitor, King Astro and
we have said we are ready
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Catching them before
By Elvin Bailey
My wisdom horizon was drastically expanded recently through
participation in two exercises. One was held here in St Kitts and the
other was held in Canada. Both of them were centered on safety.
The local exercise focused on the anti-poverty programme of the
Federation and the role of Social Security in this campaign. The presenters
stated that in 2008, 24.5% and 19.9% of households in St. Kitts & in
Nevis respectively were vulnerable to poverty. This translated to 37.8%
and 28.8% of individuals. The nation spent $20 million or 1.6% of its
Gross Domestic Product to help these individuals. This then is the
safety net: an assistance programme designed to assist the neediest
amongst us, and to help or prevent citizens from falling through "the
cracks" of society.
I learnt that 9% of that safety net is contributed by Social Security
through our anti-poverty measure, the $250.00 per month that is paid as
an Old Age Assistance pension. This money relieves 37% of poverty
line of those in St. Kitts and 28% of those in Nevis, and is the single
largest component of the safety net of the Federation. Ten percent of all
elderly persons, or 511 of them as of December 31, 2008 received this
monthly money. Payment to these persons in 2008 alone was
This is one of those benefits from Social Security which people either
love or love to hate there is little middle ground on it. Those who argue
against it say that persons who did not contribute to Social Security
should not be paid by Social Security. These persons may take comfort
from the data from 2003 to 2008 which showed a decline of these recipients
from 703 to 511, a decline of over 27%. There was a corresponding 20%
decline in the payments, from EC$1,666,614 to the EC$1,337,095 stated
Those who need it and those who get it sing its praises and are
very thankful. For the period stated, there were 182 new awardees, 108
women, and 74 men, some as old as 90 years. Should we really allow our
elderly to suffer? Especially our women folk?
There are other aspects to our poverty alleviation obligation too, but
that discussion will be held in abeyance for now.
My northern exposure, to Canada, exposed me to occupational health
and safety issues.
The sessions that I attended examined the aging brain with a view to
teaching it new, safer, habits; risk assessment; lessons from a pandemic
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that can be applied to the
workplace; reporting procedures
for "little" slips; and construction
issues. There were also general
sessions with keynote speakers
and stalls where suppliers
exhibited the latest in health and
I came away with two major
lessons. Although a workplace has
an obligation to provide a healthy
and safe workplace, the ultimate
provider must be the employee.
The best way to ensure health and
safety in the workplace is for
workers to know their rights, and
quietly but firmly assert them.
Health and safety in the workplace
is a culture that must be developed
and adhered to: legislation can
only go so far. Workers in the
tropics have no excuse of
discomfort as a reason for not
using safety equipment: through
research, appropriate equipment
have been developed for tropical
"Accidents are preventable"
one speaker declared. The two
largest components of avoidance
are knowledge and alertness, and
all we can do at Social Security is
encourage workers to be vigilant
since we do not have an
Furthermore, if we accept that
accidents are preventable, then we
must also accept that the 895
claims that gave rise to the
EC$1,228,103 payment (the largest
pay-out of the 2003/2008 period)
of 2008 could have been
Two Herman Miller quotes from
one of the exhibition booths have
BASSETERRE (Friday 29th
April, 2010): Regional airline LIAT
is offering discounted fares on
flights to St. Kitts this June, to
make it even easier for Caribbean
travelers to experience the St Kitts
stayed with me: "my nose is like
an hour hand on a clock, it should
always be pointed between 3 & 4
o'clock, not above 3 o'clock nor
below 4 o'clock"; and "my body's
rest and recovery cycle is like a 20
minute hour glass it needs 3 short
breaks an hour to nourish and
refresh itself'. I think those
quotes speak for themselves.
Safety and safety nets!
(Some data is taken from the
2003 -2008 Statistical Digest,
available for purchase from the
Social Security Board)
N.. ew_ _O. sre_ ro.a ti Ho_.u. r s.
New Operating Hours
The City Drug Store (2005) Limited hereby informs the general public of its new
operating hours effective May 01 2010:
Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Public Holidays 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused and look forward to providing you
with the level of serve you have come to appreciate.
"CDS (2005) Limited, Your Total Health and Office Store"
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FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010
Music Festival and the preceding
world-class cricket clash between
the West Indies and South Africa.
The much anticipated Cricket Test
Match takes place June 18th to
22nd, and the 14thAnnual St. Kitts
Music Festival takes from June
24th to the 26th, 2010 at Warner
In an effort to lower the cost of
travel to St. Kitts for these two
popular regional events, LIAT is
offering regional travelers a special
US$100 discount on the lowest
available fares to St. Kitts, from 11
Caribbean destinations, including
Antigua, Barbados, Dominica,
Tortola, Grenada, Trinidad, St.
Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Maarten, St.
Thomas and St. Croix.
This special discounted fare
applies only to persons traveling
to St. Kitts between June 15th and
June 30th, 2010, and bookings
must be completed between May
5th to May 12th, and May 28th to
June 4th, 2010.
"We are extremely pleased to
be partnering with LIAT and to be
able to offer our Caribbean patrons
this wonderful opportunity to visit
our island at a reduced airfare for
the St. Kitts Music Festival," said
Mrs. Rosecita Jeffers, CEO of the
St. Kitts Tourism Authority.
According to Mrs. Jeffers, this
offer is part of the overall strategy
to further encourage Caribbean
nationals to experience the
attractive island of St. Kitts and to
be able to sample the interesting
variety of product offerings
available on the island. "The offer
of discounted fares by LIAT is a
result of the partnership we have
forged between the St Kitts
Tourism Authority and LIAT, and
we hope that Caribbean cricket
lovers and Music festival-goers
will take full advantage of this
unique opportunity to experience
one of the region's most sought
after destinations and two world
class events all in one package."
Mrs. Jeffers said.
Now in its 14th consecutive
year, the St Kitts Music Festival
attracts both locals and visitors
alike. It features an unequalled
array of musical styles on the
popular market, including R&B,
Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca,
Dance Hall, Calypso, Gospel and
Contemporary music. Past artists
have included such prominent acts
as John Legend, T-Pain, Michael
Bolton, K.C. and the Sunshine
Band, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air
Supply, Dionne Warwick, Billy
Ocean, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men,
King Konris, Stephen Marley,
Regina Belle, Maxi Priest, Biggie
Irie and Lord Nelson.
Meanwhile, it is also expected
that LIAT will once again partner
with St. Kitts as a major sponsor
of the 14thAnnual St. Kitts Music
As part of the sponsorship
LIAT will provide transportation
for regional artistes, press and
other personnel to the three-day
The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010 17
V. E. INNISS
Is there such ajob title? In a recent magazine I read a woman described
herself as "Just a housewife of little significance". We hear those words
often, usually said in dull negative tone.
"All I ever do is wash dishes, rinse dirty diapers, and wipe runny
noses" groaned one young mother. She went on to say "I'm a thing, a
robot, mechanically doing the same things over, day after day" she
Every mother suffers those feelings of dreariness and worthlessness.
Dreariness because the refrigerator door she scrubbed to shiny
brightness yesterday is today again covered with sticky finger prints.
Worthlessness because everyone knows that a housewife is the lowest
paid and least valued member of our modem society. Shame on us!
There are countless examples of women around the world today who
rebelled against the depression of being "just a house wife". These
women have delegated their motherly duties to grandmothers and day
nurseries and have joined the work force of our nation out of economic
necessity among other reasons.
One such mother commented to an interviewer elsewhere in the said
magazine "I get so tired of trying to do a good job at the office and then
going home to cook and clean house. I can't I won't quit my job and
go back to being an unappreciated homemaker. At least my job makes me
feel useful." That is a serious comment all husbands and fathers should
ponder and pay serious attention to.
Here is the question. Can't a housewife somehow experience a sense
of greatness, importance and equal significance in her everyday routine
as a wife and mother?
Are there no examples of women who were thrilled to simply be home
makers? I am certain that history is replete with such shining examples of
whom it could be said "The hands that rocked the cradle rule the world".
At the risk of not including women/mothers / of high status and ranking
in our nation and around the world I would not attempt to put forward a
list. Suffice it to say, yes there are such examples and they are all more
remarkable because of their scarcity.
We read of one in 1st and 2nd Samuel in the Old Testament. The
housewife's name is Hannah. She had troubles much worse than some
house wives of today suffer.
First of all, Hannah's husband had two wives, and the other wife -
Peninah was an unkindly sort who made life miserable for Hannah.
Just sharing the kitchen with another woman is trying enough, but when
that woman is a sharp-tongued shrew, life can be unbearable.
To make her problem worse, Hannah had no children. She did not
know the comfort of having a little boy come in wrap muddy hands
about her neck and say "I love you Mom" with a hug.
Many women today would think Hannah's situation was great. They'd
say Hannah should have left the kitchen to Peninah and gone happily
on her childless free way. But Hannah did not see it that way. More than
anything else, she wanted to be a mother.
When her husband took his wives and children to the city for yearly
worship, Hannah went to the temple and prayed earnestly with tears of
sorrow. We can sense her terrible inner anguish as she cries out to God
for a son in 1 Samuel 1:11. Please read it for yourself.
In desperation she even promised God that if He will hear and answer
her prayer, she will give the child back to Him to be a priest. To Hannah,
the greatest thing in the world was to be a mother. So great, that she was
willing to make a heart-rending sacrifice if only God would give her the
opportunity to do so.
When I read about Hannah's attitude, I wonder what has happened
to us today. Why have some devalued motherhood so? Wouldn't we
and our children as well as our society be enriched if we considered
motherhood to be an honour as Hannah thought it was? Fast forward
due to space.
There is more to Hannah's story. God heard and answered her prayer
and a son was bor to her. Then the Bible tells us Hannah's husband
gave her the chance to go up to the city with the rest of the family. But
what did Hannah do? She chose to stay at home, to nurse and care for
her baby. Her duty to her child was her main concern.
More than anything else she wanted to serve God. So when the child
was old enough Hannah took him
to the temple and gave him to fulfil
a fulltime service to the Lord out
of love. She gave up or gave back
to God the most important joy of
her life- her son. Quite impressive
as we read Hannah's story.
The following is worth noting.
The first is that her son, Samuel,
became a very great man who
achieved much for God and for His
people. Through that son she
wanted so badly and then out of
love gave up, Hannah herself
became a woman who for
thousands of years, would be
known and honoured by those
who would read her story.
The second thing about
Hannah's story that impresses me
is that she, a lowly housewife,
gave us a magnificent piece of
literature. For example, read her
prayer as recorded in 1 Samuel 2:1-
10. That prayer would serve to lift
the mind and spirit in worship to
our wonderful and living God who
doeth all things well.
In addition, after Hannah had
made that great sacrifice in giving
up her son, God blessed her with
three more sons and two
daughters. So she ended up, after
all a busy, full time wife and mother
which was just what she had really
wanted to be.
The real touching message for
modern day housewives to note
is that Hannah through her desire
and dedication to be a home-maker
became one of the most notable
women of history. We never know
"That's Me Pickney!"
By Ron Daniel
I remember as a child every year where all the attention was paid to
Mother's Day and very little if any paid to Father's Day. I vividly recall
having to do two poems at church for Father's Day because there were
no other children willing to do the poem. While the church was always
filled on Mother's Day, there were people who refused to come to church
on Father's Day. However as time progressed I realized that I was one of
a few that was fortunate enough to have a decent father. Most fathers
are always missing in action when it comes to bearing any responsibility
for raising a child. This article purports to highlight what makes the
Nevisian mother so special while highlighting the love, sacrifice and
devotion that personifies their commitment to ensuring their child is
always well looked after.
The statistics show that while nuclear families have always been
held up as the ideal family, the reality of the Caribbean situation is that
most of the homes have been headed by single mothers. Nevis' mothers
whether they are a single mom or not, often have to fill multi-faceted
roles. These roles are nicely enunciated in one of the wall posts of my
Facebook friends. She says "I am a parent, cook, housekeeper, teacher,
nurse, handy man, maid, security coordinator, supervisor, manager,
secretary, nutritionist, caretaker, personal assistant, life coach,
bookkeeper, laundry maid, taxi driver and a motivational speaker. I don't
get holiday pay, sick pay, or days off. I am on call 24 hrs a day, 7 days a
week. Now tell me YOUR job is harder than mine." While various roles
are listed, the list is by no means exhaustive for the Nevisian mother.
However their love for their child trumps all and they do it all to ensure
they produce the best offspring possible. As exacting as these various
roles may be, all good Nevisian mothers wake up everyday, ready to
perform them, because down the road they want to be able to proudly
declare "that's me pickney!". It is their unbridled love that forces them
to be everything to their children, to ensure their children are better off
than they were down the road.
One cannot speak of the Nevisian mom and their love for their
offspring without documenting the sacrifices they are willing to make.
Often-times it is because of the performance of the various roles above
that they become a "worse" employee, entrepreneur, friend, netball
player, academic success or gym member, but that is a sacrifice they are
willing to make. It is this abject selflessness that forces them to often
leave themselves undone to ensure their children are alright.
I was speaking to one mother just last week who commented that she
would often neglect to pay her mortgage to make sure her child in
university had food to eat. Another commented that they would gladly
go hungry to ensure their child had food when they came home. They
would refuse to change their soiled dress to ensure their child has
textbooks and decide to eat crackers and water only in exchange for the
assurance that their child had everything they needed for school. They
are willing to give up their jobs so that they would attend to their sick
child and are more than willing to jump in front of an oncoming bus in
exchange for their child's safety. Again they do this because at the end
of the day 'That's dey Pickney."
The Nevisian mother though is not only concerned with their pickney
when things are all rosy, but also when things go bad. Whenever their
child gets sick, they find themselves at the hospital. When their child is
being mistreated by a spouse, they go and put their hands around them
assuring them that they are there for them and everything is going to be
alright. When their child gets into trouble with the law, it is they who go
and try to find money for a lawyer. When their child gets pregnant as a
teenager, they give them the support and let them know that they are
there for them.
what God has in store for us and
how through us society can be
shaped into real meaningful
channels of blessings.
View Point extends
congratulations to Mothers
everywhere. I offer the words of
John Ruskin, "My mother's
influence in moulding my character
was conspicuous. She forced me
to learn daily long chapters of the
Bible. To that, discipline and
patient accurate resolve; I owe not
only much of my general power of
taking pains, but the best part of
my taste for literature."
PX to alt!
If their child goes to jail, it is
they who most frequently go to
visit and carry their essentials
while reminding them that they
love them. When their child has a
miscarriage they are always there
to lend support.
When their child meets hard
financial times, they are also
willing to stretch out their hands
to help, even if they only have one
dollar. They do all of this because
at the end of the day, "it's their
pickney" and they want to make
sure that they get them out of the
They do not simply turn their
backs like some fathers do. The
Nevisian mother understands well
that a mother in need is a mother
in deed. Whether things are good
or bad that's their pickney and
they won't turn their backs on
The inexorability of the
Nevisian mother's love is made
even more real when it is
juxtaposed against the fact that
these same women often have to
care for these children with no or
little help from the father, the fact
that women often make less money
than men and the fact that some of
these women are often abused and
misused by their male partners.
While fathers have
traditionally been missing in
action, the Nevisian mother is
always present. When fathers
often give the impression that they
have more important things to do,
there is nothing more important to
the Nevisian mother than their
In good times or in bad, no
matter what the sacrifice, it is their
pickney and they will do whatever
it takes to ensure they make
something of themselves. They
perform any role they are called
upon to perform at any time of the
day, 365 days a year because at
the end of the day, it's their pickney.
I am to hope that this Mother's
Day when mothers are showered
with gifts of all kinds and all sorts,
that the men wont just get jealous
and vex but will be inspired to also
take ownership of their pickney
and to replicate the same sort of
love and sacrifice that mothers do.
Happy Mothers' Day!
Caribbean Credit Unions
Come To Aid Of Haiti
Caribbean Credit Unions have to date donated over one hundred
thousand U.S. dollars to the Worldwide Credit Unions Haiti Disaster
According to information coming out of the Caribbean Confederation
of Credit Unions headquartered in Basseterre St Kitts, this fund raising
drive which was launched by the World Council of Credit Unions. It was
pointed out that the initiative came in the wake of the devastation caused
by the January 12th earthquake, has mobilised over US$ 1 million through
donations from individuals' credit union members, credit unions and
credit union groups worldwide.
According to the CCCU the funds mobilised are being used to
provide short-term emergency relief in the form of food, water and tents
in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince and in nearby Ldogane, the
earthquake's epicentre. Intermediate efforts are also underway to develop
longer term plans for rebuilding damaged credit unions as well as
facilitating cost-effective remittance networks for Haitians living abroad.
However, in late April, the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions
(CCCU) was part of an International Credit Union team that visited Haiti
to assess the progress of the relief efforts and to determine strategies
for future interventions.
Commenting on the mission, General Manager of the CCCU, Mr.
Ralph Wharton said that regional credit unions are humbled and
honoured to be able to help the poorest country in the Western
Hemisphere being its rebuilding efforts after suffering such a terrible
disaster. He noted that the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions
will continue playing its part in lending help and assistance wherever it
A number of the Credit Unions located in Port-au-Prince and
neighboring Ldogine, which were completely destroyed or severely
damaged, have established temporary structures adjacent to the rubble
of their former offices to continue to provide services to members.
Haitian Credit Union leaders have however expressed fears that
savings mobilisation as well as loan delinquency will be major challenges
due to the fact that many members were affected either through loss of
jobs, their homes and businesses.
The Labour Spokesman
By: Shaday Peters
Upgrades are possible this week but only if you stand
over it, Give it 'just the right touch,' and use caution with
aggression or advancement attempts near both the 4th
and again the 7th. Excellent negotiation powers near the
5/6th May allow you to 'massage,' out just the right deal
or details. Compromise is needed near the 7/8th and if
you must travel for business, keep needs 'simple and
double check all arrangements, especially if the 8/9th is
Bail outs are big these days. Seems you hear about
them all the time. You may have to create your OWN
bail out, especially if you are commission based or self
employed. Get creative with financial problem solving
and stop letting worries keep you up at night. Have you
survived similar things in the past? Are you still alive?
You'll survive whatever THIS week throws at you too!
With Mercury retro IN Taurus and the moon in the fourth
quarter AND in Aquarius and Pisces most of the week, it
is likely to throw ALL KINDS of crap at you. Just 'keep
plugging' and give any 'attitude' the boot, but GOOD!
Every pendulum swings both ways and yours will ROCK
after the 13th.
Keep your head above water the 3/4th with sound
support from power people. Even with Mercury
retrograde, others seem to listen to you OR, seek you
out of info/guidance. Getting a 'feather in your cap,' is
likely this week and it may come from saving some
pretty powerful butts. Adapt a 'less said the better'
attitude and let them do the talking and praising. Don't
blow your own horn this week.
FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010
assignments and land 'impressive' deals. Expansion is
also indicated BUT... comes at some 'level of cost.'
You can be a real power house this week as your stars
show both growth and 'far reaching influence.' Trends
are on the upswing and even if the economy around you
is not healthy, you could create your own little 'slice of
the pie,' with clever and creative input. Those of you in
the banking, insurance, arts, especially music and
performing or the medical industry show upswings and
Here, is where the best news of your week is likely to be
found as progress, help from power people, new life
breathed into older deals that appeared to 'sag' and
other new opportunities flowing in can make for a very
busy week. Make sure you have all facts and figures
correct the 3/4th, answer or reply to ALL incoming the
5th, take your time to decide and not move 'too quickly,'
the 6th and push for your best 'deal/cooperation,' the 7th
to 'close' while leaving a loop hole for the 14th. Schedule
for the week of the 17th for best future deals and
problem solve by or before the 13th on anything
sqr iRtar ius
There is excellent growth potential this week 'littered'
everywhere and I can not believe you will be 'left out,' of
any or all of it. Aquarius, Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio and
Taurus, especially, may have problems or needs that if
solved and filled, can put you 'in the cat bird seat,' and
garner future opportunities, referrals and return favors
SYBASE 365 AND
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DUBLIN, CALIF -April 27, 2010 Sybase 365, a subsidiary of
Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), the global leader in mobile messaging and
mobile commerce services, today announced a partnership with
FirstCaribbean International Bank to provide customers with mobile
banking services enabling them the flexibility and convenience of
managing their finances over their mobile phones.
FirstCaribbean International Bank is the largest regionally-listedbank
in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean with branches across 17
markets. The new service is of tremendous value to FirstCaribbean
customers as it gives many of them a more convenient way to bank on
the go, without needing to visit a branch something that is of particular
importance to many without home Internet connections.
"Our partnership with Sybase 365 allows us to deliver the best
possible mobile banking products to our customers throughout the
region," said Mahes Wickramasinghe, Chief Administrative Officer,
FirstCaribbean International Bank. "FirstCaribbean is dedicated to
offering cutting-edge solutions for our customers, and through our work
with Sybase 365 we will be the first regional bank to launch such an
The new mobile banking offering is powered by the Sybase mBanking
365TM platform, giving customers access to multiple banking functions
using SMS. FirstCaribbean customers will be able to enjoy this new, free
service to conduct bank transactions over their mobile device.
Customers will now be able to check account balances, get balance
alerts, transfer money, and monitor recent transactions. Additional
features will be available in the future.
Avoid a huge mistake near the 3/4th by double
checking. Ask for favors and other types of power
moves in the early hours of the 3rd for best results.
Being 'dangled' is likely near the 5th to 7th. Do not
'push/press' an issue the 6th, especially with Taurus,
Aries, Leo, Aquarius, other Crabs or anyone over
money. Jealous coworkers who are envious of your
'status or income level,' may become a problem and it
could surprise you just WHO they turn out to be.
Your luck with power people, big clients and expansion
efforts is very good the 3/4th but diminishes quickly
thereafter and may even fall into 'problematic,' near the
5/6th, especially if you have underestimated or 'quoted
wrong.' While a deal can stall or do a 180 near the 5/6th,
it is quite salvageable and may resolve as quickly as the
7th or take until as far out as the 14th or 18th to 20th.
Cooperation is excellent the 3/4th given the retro! Stick
to the 'usual' for your day the 5th to keep it productive
and hassle free. Answer all communications quickly the
6th and 'be as clear' as you can without being
condescending. Good news of a variety of kinds is likely
the 7th and some Virgos will get raise, praise, choice
Huge progress is likely early in the week and power
people may easily not only be on your side, but 'eager,'
to assist with ideas, promotions, backing and 'giving you
leeway' to continue. Getting the nod from banking, big
sales, expansion efforts and other types of 'growth
related issues/people,' is also likely. A 'stall' of some
kind is indicated for the later hours of the 5th to early 7th
but appears to lift quickly.
Much of the week is 'business as usual,' as your stars
seem to focus strongly on 'relationship status' on a 'more
personal level,' but it would behoove you to remember
that while conducting any/all levels of dealings with
bosses, big clients, coworkers and 'industry related
friends.' Chances are, these are really 'acquaintances.'
You typically make 'no distinction' as anyone you are
'friendly with,' is a 'friend' in your mind. Sometimes, you
can be hurt or shocked by the 'business first,' attitude
some of your 'friends' chose to adopt, especially if the
going gets tough and it MAY for several signs this week,
particularly near the 5th to 8th; keep that in mind.
Excellent energies for expansion and garnering support,
backing, cooperation d attention are likely the 3rd to
5th. Power people appear to be receptive even to 'big
pitches.' Loans, sales and big ticket deals appear to'get
the nod,' near the 4/5th. Distractions later on the 6th and
until mid day the 7th can cause extra hassle/work IF you
do not catch the problems associated WITH them,
especially if communications, amounts, quotes, old
clients/connections or long distance/foreign issues are
"This latest partnership with FirstCaribbean Bank furthers Sybase 365's global footprint as the leading
providerof mobile commerce services," said Matthew Talbot, Vice President, mCommerce, Sybase 365. E \pcI n ii
in both software and mobile services combined with unrivalled global reach, gives Sybase a distinct advantage
in providing a fully integrated end-to-end mobile commerce solution for financial institutions, mobile operators
and enterprises worldwide."
The Labour Spokesman
FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010
A l l os
sl-wot an decency
Dear Reader, you are aware
that Labour Day is always
organized by the St. Kitts-Nevis
Trades and Labour Union and the
St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party.
Regardless of how PAM tries to
hoodwink mama-guy, fool and
brainwash people into believing
that Labour Day is a PAM thing,
2010 has shown PAM up for the
fake that they are.
If Labour lost the elections, the
working class people who are
conscious of their status, would
still march, even though they might
be small in numbers. They would
march along with the throngs of
working class people all over the
world, to show their solidarity.
Yes! Labour Day is a worker's
day and must be respected as
such, in peaceful recognition and
reinforced solidarity and, as I am
going to emphasize again, only
organized by the St. Kitts-Nevis
Trades and Labour Union and the
St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, two
working class and grass roots
Regardless of your political
affiliation or persuasion, you are
free to participate in the march,
especially if you are a worker and
want to show solidarity with your
brothers and sisters locally,
regionally and internationally. Your
presence is welcomed, but you
have to bear in mind that you are
marching under the banner, the
leadership, the discipline, the
organization of Labour.
Regardless of how anti-Labour
you are, once you come into the
march, you become a member of
the majority of us and are
subjected to the rules and
conditions of the organizers.
You cannot enter with your
own hidden agenda and under
your rules and regulations,
because permission was applied
for and granted by those who are
the legal custodians of our land.
Permission was sought and
obtained. Therefore, you are not
an island unto yourself. You are a
part of the majority of us.
I was very much appalled and
shaken, when I learned about the
behaviour of three supposedly,
intelligent and respectable ladies
who entered the march to disrupt
it by going in front of the leaders
of the Labour Party and the Trades
and Labour Union, proclaiming
that they are working class too.
Sisters, you did not have to
proclaim that you are working
class. All of us are from St. Kitts
and we are fully aware that you
are not the children of rich folks,
even though you behaved that
When we aspire to certain
positions and offices in life, we
have to conduct ourselves in a
worthy manner, because we have
to earn the respect, the admiration
and the trust of our fellow men and
women. Could you see the Hon.
Marcella Liburd behaving in such
a manner if Labour had lost the
Elections and her seat, during a
march organized by PAM?
She would have been out of
place. People would call her down.
She would have lost the respect
of her party and her followers. She
would have become an Alice in
Wonderland; but you know dear
reader, if you have it, you have it.
It can be acquired or earned. You
have to work very hard for it, but,
if you try to display it before it is
properly handed down to you, you
have failed miserably. It takes a
lifetime to re-begin, never mind to
reach where you thought you had
On second thought, dear
reader, if PAM had organized a
march, Marcella would not have
been allowed to join the march, for
such is the hostility, the fierceness,
the bitterness, the venom of the
supporters of PAM towards
Labour supporters, that the
Honourable Lady would have
risked life and limb. The peace
loving and law aiding persons of
Labour allowed them to become a
part of us. We welcomed their
presence, misguided as they are,
into believing that they are
members of an organization which
is totally anti-working class.
Labour recognizes that the
working class will always stray-
away from the fold, but, like the
Prodigal Son of Biblical fame,
whenever they have come to the
realization that they are in the
wrong church, the wrong pew and
singing the wrong tune, Labour
always opens its arms and enfold
them, welcoming them back home
where they belong. Whom the
gods love and want to redeem,
they first make mad.
Is it that the gods (Greek
mythology) might have been
opening the eyes of our misguided
sisters to the fact that they are on
the wrong side of history and that
they must join the swelling
throngs of their oppressed,
exploited, underpaid brothers and
Now, dear reader, if you become
one of us, marching in solidarity
with us, you are subjected to get
your photo taken, not personally,
but as part of the large throng of
which you have become a part.
You add to the numbers. So, why
are you so angry if your picture is
taken and why do you have to try
InTt4u ne ith
and destroy the camera which took
your picture? If you have any
respect for yourself and, if you
want people to respect you, you
have to behave with decorum.
If a drink my rum up and down
the place and police can hear me
making use of indecent language
and arrest me how can I come out
of the police cell and demand the
respect which I had before my
arrest? I have lost something
which I would have to fight hard
to re-earn. I lost it and so I would
have to try and recapture it.
The Honourable Shawn
Richards was in the march. He
acknowledged the fact that it was
a workers' day and that, regardless
of the position he holds at the TDC
Group of Companies, he is still a
worker. He was part of the majority
of us. We did not interfere with him,
because he carried himself with
dignity and pride. He obeyed the
Laws of the organizers of the
Sometimes it is not good to
jump the gun and take up people's
cudgel. Sometimes it is good to
allow people to go through their
difficulties and let them bear their
hard knocks and falls, because we
might be seeing the person from
one angle whilst those on the
other side might be seeing things
which we cannot see.
Perhaps they know the person
more than how we know them.
Perhaps they have used the person
and the things which that person
crept so low to perform, when an
opening comes, or when
promotion comes, that person has
sold their souls so many times, that
no one respects him or her.
Perhaps this is the case of this
Nothing favourable has been
working out for her. She has been
skipped over, for someone, whom
the whole public has now seen
and realized, would never have
performed in public the way she
performed on Labour Day. What a
shameful and disgraceful display
of shame and disgrace! Granny
always said "Class is Class".
Never sell your soul". Ni\% ci
allow anyone to use you for their
ownbenefit". "Whenyou demand
respect, you will never get it; it has
to be earned the hard way
sometimes." These are lessons in
life I am sure that when she
returned home and reflected she
must be feeling very much
Poor Darling of a woman! Yes!
It hurts to be side stepped. It is
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frustrating to say the least, but you
just don't throw it all to the wind
because you have been deceived?
The poem "If' come to mind. "If I
can keep my head about me when
all the world have ganged up on
me and bypassed me despite all
that I have done for the party, If I
can survive that disappointment,
keep and maintain my pride and
self respect, then I am a royal
The Elections are over; the
Labour Party has won the
Elections and have formed the
government. If PAM had won the
Elections, I would b e feeling just
as badly as how they are feeling
now, but would have had to accept
the fact that we lost.
The representative for
Constituency number eight (#8)
does not even know how the battle
is fought and that the winner takes
all battle. He is totally ignorant of
the Laws of Engagement in this
battle. He is going around creating
the impression that he can give
persons who voted for him the
houses which Labour built while
his predecessor was in office. He
has an official PAM office in
Cayon, why does he want to
occupy the office of Mr. Cedric
Liburd? Continue to occupy the
office from whence you
campaigned for PAM.
If you want to change course
because you have now discovered
the error of your ways, go public
and denounce PAM. We would
spread the red carpet for your entry
into the fold of the Labour Party.
Remember my friend that you are
from working class origin. Don't
ever forget that.
When you wrote to Dr. Martin
requesting him to show you how
his Ministry is operated, what are
you trying to prove? This is not a
Government of National Unity
where Labour and PAM did not
gain the amount of seats to give
them majority rule and therefore
joined together, forgetting their
party's philosophy andjoin hands
to work in the interest of the
country and its people. It is a win
all situation. Labour won the most
seats and this has entitled them to
form the government; pure and
It is time for us to simmer down.
It is time for us to build our country.
It is time for us to come together
and save our country form the
criminal elements. It is time for
PAM to hold a Post Mortem to
determine why they could not
prevent Labour from creating
history by winning a fourth term.
It is time for them to bare their
souls. It is time for them to pull
their heads out of the sand like the
proverbial ostrich and come to
grips with their party.
An election has just been
fought and lost by PAM. This has
caused them not to be able to hold
their annual conference. Is PAM a
democratic organization? Does
PAM possess a Democratic
Constitution? If so, show it to the
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"Do it Again"
Again! Again! Our Caribbean women folks have done it again! The
West Indies Women Cricket Team defeated South Africa in the first
game of the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament at the Warner Park on 5
The Maroons were led by a short and confident Barbadian warrior,
Deandra Dottin who clobbered the South Africans all over the field and
outside of the arena, for a history-making performance one we will
Dottin came to the wicket at the fall of the fourth wicket for 52 runs,
and scored a hurricane 112 not out. In the process, she broke enough
records to gain the womenfolks of the world respect from the discourteous
Just as they had done against England at the same venue they out-
performed the South African in all departments. At the press conference,
the South African captain said, "When Dottin is that mood, you cannot
bowl to her...even if we had put on spin, she would have done the same
thing." Bravo to Vintage Dottin!
Yes, the sporting performance and the hilarious but history-making
occasion, reminded me of me of the title of the 1975 classic movie with
Bill Cosby and Sydney Poitier "Let Do it Again." The repeat
performance was like medicine to a sick man.
Can our discipline and talented Caribbean women carry this same
exceptional performance to the finals of the tournament in Barbados on
May 16? Can they out-perform the Australia, England, India, New
Zealand, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka? Can they out-perform the rest of the
world women like they did against the English women in November
2009, and ensure that the Cup and the prize money stays in the Caribbean
in a recession? The entire region needs a repeat performance! It would
do us so much good in the recession.
Did you know that the group stage of the tournament is taking place
in St Kitts with the semi-finals in St Lucia and the final in Barbados? The
knock-out matches will all feature as double-headers with the men's
equivalents just as they did in England last year.
The competition is expected to very stiff for the Maroons (the West
Indians). The regional women now that Charlotte Edwards is leading
defending champion England and wants to lift the trophy again as she
did at home last year. They also now that New Zealand, the beaten
finalist in 2009, is definitely a dark horse. Our ladies are aware that the
other two main contenders for the top honours are Australia and India.
The Australia/England encounter in Game 2 on Day 1 was also special in
its own right and in entertain-content. It ended in a tie (both sides scored
104 runs); in the tie-breaker, both England and Australia amassed 6 runs
each; Australia won the match, having scored the only six in the game.
The stage was set on Day 1 for an exciting, enthralling and
entertainment-filled celebration at the Warner Park!
What is in store for the Windies? Even entering the tournament
ranked number five, the West Indies will be difficult to beat especially if
Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin fire with the bat. These two could be
very destructive on slow pitches lie Warner Park.
The former West Indian opening batsman, Barbadian, Sherwin
Campbell, coach of the West Indies Women's team, is confident that his
ladies can lift the trophy when the final is played at Kensington Oval in
Barbados on May 16.
But I cannot allow the herculean efforts of the athletic women at the
historic Warner Park cover up the scandalous behaviour that marred the
enjoyment of the six days of memorable performance arts showed cased
by the four teams on show in the opening games (Australia, England,
South Africa and the West Indies). Did you know that the best women in
international cricket were showcasing their talents at the Warner Park
and there were very little media coverage, no television coverage for the
sport-loving world to see our "life-givers" at their best; and even at no
charge, in a monetized economy, the local patrons were few (perhaps
the scheduling of games during the working hours would have kept the
cricket-crazy population away from the games), the home-town support
was weak, and the atmosphere was akin to that of a usual weekend
The short-sightedness of the men who run international, regional
and domestic cricket deprived the young women, the resilient mothers
and the global sporting public from enjoying an extra-ordinary
demonstration of "batsmanship" (actually "batswomanship") by one of
the best in the game Deandra Dottin. She powered West Indies to 175
for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. She scored 100 off 38
balls the fastest 100 in T20, beating West Indian Chris Gayle who made
his 100 in 50 balls; and displaced RL Rolton of Australia who previously
held the highest score of 96 not out in T20. Her 112 not out included 7
fours and 9 sixes made from 45 balls. In fact, when she was 99, her
batting partner Shanel Daley from Jamaica, who came to the crease prior
to her, was only 9.
What constitute the cast that denied our mothers the spectacle that
they so much deserved? First, the
business community which, driven
by the lust for profits has a
penchant for sponsoring events
that are major crowd-pullers.
Despite the International Cricket
Council's efforts to raise the
prominence of female cricket
(becoming the first international
franchise to organize an
international sporting event for
females alongside that of the
males), whether in athletics,
basketball, baseball, golf, tennis,
cricket, global sponsors like
Reliance Mobile, Pepsi, Hero
Honda, Yahoo and Reebok target
sponsorship arrangements that
guarantee that their products
reach the largest viewership and
listenership. Second, the West
Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is
partly to be blamed for lacking the
fore sight and aggression to get
the Caribbean business
community to buy into the event.
Third, the management of ZIZ
Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is
partially to be blamed for its
tardiness in completing the
negotiations for radio broadcast
rights. Fourth, the Board of
Management of the Warner Park
Stadium for not investing in
lighting facilities which would
have guaranteed at least one of the
two games schedule each day, to
be played in the evening when the
sporting-loving population would
flock in to see the ladies. Without
proper lighting to host evening
games, Warner Park will certainly
miss out on the economic
opportunities. What a pity!
But let the world of men face
the reality! Isn't that what we have
come to expect from the men who
run things? After all, the leadership
of the world community is mainly
men the poor and immoral
managers in politics, industry and
commerce are mainly men.
Therefore, men are largely to be
blamed for the failure of the state
of things in the economy, society
and the state.
The "bill-fold" men of the
international business community
may have influenced the
circumstance that led to the
scandalous behaviour which
underpinned or coloured the
management of the ICC World T20
to the extent that it tends to reflect
a disregard for common decency
Like I said in a previous article,
this behaviour reminded me of the
famous 1960s song, "Shame &
Scandal" originally performed by
calypso singer Sir Lancelot. The
scant regard of our women reminds
us of the scandalous behaviour of
our male population towards our
women folks in the world
community a cancer that is
destroying our global family and
breeding a restless and ruthless
generation that beginning to make
us hide behind iron bars in our own
You would recall that in the
song, the scandal revolved around
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that young Trinidadian man in search of a wife. In each of the verses, the
young man asks his father for permission to marry a different woman,
only to be told he can't marry the girl as "The girl is your sister but your
mamma don't know". However, the tables are turned during the last
verse, where the young man's mother tells him that "Your daddy ain't
your daddy, but your daddy don't know", clearing the path for him to
marry any of the girls.
But the scandal in the cricketing family was started by ICC the
global owner or the father figure of the family. It is so disgraceful the way
the men folk treat our women folk. Let's face it, isn't that the usual gross
disrespect that we show our mothers, matriarchs, queens, princesses,
wives, girl friends and daughter irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion or
The good news is despite the jealousy and "badness" of our so-
called modern men, the Caribbean sports-women, as always, are giving
us hope with impressive performances at the famous Warner Park!
Folks, the show continues until Monday, 10 May 2010. And this is a
call to Rally! Get to the Park and rally around the women! Give your
unfailing support- bring the children; bring your friends; bring everyone
to the party!
Go and help the girls "Do It Again."!
Basseterre,St .Kitts (St.Kitts
Sports News):-In its efforts to
significantly raise the standard of
the SKABA league ,its players
and teams the the St.Kitts
Amateur Basketball Association
continued it's zero tolerance and
leniency policy for players
infractions of league rules and
regulations Following on the
heels of the suspension of Hitters
Guard Ansel "Bonzi" Revan the disciplinary committee. Both
SKABA Games Committee players were suspended for the
announced the suspension of 3 alleged use of on an illegal
more players. substance namely marijuana
St.Pauls Tuff Knots player while inteamuniform and onthe
Clevorn Douglas was handed an SKABA grounds.
automatic 2 game suspension for With these latest
involvement in the incident that suspensions SKABA has now
resulted in the 2 year suspension handed down 4 suspensions
of "Bonzi" Revan. According to over the past 3 days .According
the SKABA Games committee to a SKABA Executive member
report Douglas was given the the suspensions were in line
automatic 2 game suspension as with the SKABA's rules and
a result of his verbal abuse of regulations and the association
referee Rolston Richardson. new and strict zero tolerance
According to the SKABA rules policy for players who commit
and regulations article #3 infractions of the rules and
subsection (i) clearly states that regulations. Especially those
verbal abuse of any official would infractions that can negatively
result in an automatic two (2) impact the standard and image
game suspension. of the league and as a result its
It was also revealed that development.
Village Tickers player Darren It is not yet clear whether the
Richards and Trinity Exodus' 3 players will appeal the
Alvin Nias were both hit with penalties.
immediate suspensions pending Photo by Saju Ngalla
further action by the SKABA Daren Richards of Tickers
FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010
There are Pro-PAM
and Cockeyed Freaks
in the media hurting
By: Sotto Voce
The love affair between PAM and the Sheriff on the one hand, and
some sections of the media on the other, continues and deepens since
the last elections.
The National Security Minister, Hon. Sam Condor, held a Press
Conference last week and had occasion to speak his mind about some
sections of the media and their irresponsible behaviour and the negative
effect it had on the country.
Who tell him say that?
Well the PAMites and the Sheriff, the real darlings of the same media,
rallied to the media's defence with alarming speed as expected. Here in
St. Kitts, some sections of the media are above reproach. So they want
Sam to apologize. For what? For talking the gospel truth? Some of them
so crooked it ain't even funny.
Some writers for an "independent" daily only found pro-PAM stories
to publish during the last Elections. Only PAM attracted "huge crowds"
at their events, (even though Labour's events were better attended).
When the Budget was presented, the Opposition Senator got the front
page. The Budget presentation and details went inside at page 3 et seq.
But the Opposition replies were front-paged.
One internet news provider found that over 7 detailed pro-PAM
stories should be published the day following PAM's Rally with Vybz
Kartel at Challengers which attracted some 6,000 people. But only one
small story sufficed for the Labour Rally with Beenie Man, etc., which
attracted more than 12,000 people at Warner Park.
Clearly PAM has several media personnel in its back-pocket from
during the last elections in January 2010. They were all clearly on the
PAM bandwagon going nowhere. So this hypocrisy and pretence about
media independence is a farce.
So why can't Sam criticize them? Not even the Lord Jesus escaped
criticism in his time. And the same media houses who can't find anything
to criticize PAM and the Sheriff for, love to conjure up negative stories
about the Labour Party and its leadership.
So it is no surprise really to hear the "Voices" of the PAMites rallying
to the defence of their media buddies. And the crooked Sheriff joining
the defence PAM team, and having great difficulty with Mr. Condor's
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expression is recognized. But not
Sam Condor's he not free to talk
No one can deny that real
press/media freedom here became
alive in 1995 when the Labour
Party was returned to office. All
the FM Stations now have their
talk-shows and discussion
programmes which are dominated
largely by pro-Opposition callers
and hosts. The daily beating down
of the Labour Party and its leaders
can be heard all over the world.
This could not happen before
1995 as the abundance of
newspapers and FM Stations were
not in existence then. And the
PAM government of the day made
sure that opposing views were
stifled. But we live in freer times,
in freer conditions with a
government that tolerates and
encourages freedom of expression
Strange enough though, the
same media that enjoys this
absolute freedom, wants to curtail
Sam's night to criticise them -
Perhaps their close association
with PAM has stepped up their
intolerance of criticism. Birds of a
feather flock together.
The Labour Day March which
is organised by the St. Kitts-Nevis
Trades & Labour Union and the
St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party has
strangely been made a
controversial talking point by
PAM and its associates in the
media. This annual pilgrimage to
the gravesites of Comrades Fitzroy
Bryant, Robert Bradshaw, St. John
Payne, Fidel O'Flaherty, Lee
Moore, Joseph N. France and C.A.
Paul Southwell followed by the
march around Basseterre, has been
going on for as long as I can
It was just a workers' march at
first. But following the deaths of
the Comrades named above, the
gravesite ceremonies became a
part of it.
When PAM was formed, its
leadership poured scorn on the
annual march on Labour Day. They
mocked its organizers and
discouraged Kittitians from
participating. Between 1980 and
1995 when PAM formed the
government, its leaders did
everything possible to frustrate
the march, to block it and to kill it.
The Labour Day March used
to end at Warner Park annually.
After the PAM government
refused the use of that venue, the
Patsy Allers Playfield in the Village
became the new location where it
When it was fashionable for
public servant s to be union
members, many of them took part
in the march annually. The PAM
government actively discouraged
this, and those who dared to march
on Labour Day were victimised.
There were persons, including
Police Officers, who were assigned
by PAM to book the names of any
Public Servant who was
courageous enough to march.
There are many examples of Public
Servants who lost their jobs or
were disciplined for marching on
Labour Day. And even looking on
at the march!
That is why this sudden,
strange, inexplicable "love" and
interest by PAM in the Labour Day
march intrigues me. Where this
"love" come from? Those who join
the march in their PAM shirts only
do so mockingly. Some "very
intelligent" PAMites have said on
talk-shows that they see no reason
for us to march on Labour Day.
Clearly, they live on a different
Labour Day marches are held
in all democracies the world over.
Workers show gratitude for and
associate with all the gains made
on their behalf by those whose
labour and foresight paved the
way. All of them have become our
real heroes. The workplace is now
a safer, more secure and
respectable place because of their
work. We owe them all a lifelong
debt of gratitude.
So PAM's behaviour is puerile,
thoughtless and insane in the face
of all this. Their petty jealousy
knows no bounds. Our history will
forever show that it was the
stalwarts and heroes of the Labour
Union and the Labour Party in St.
Kitts-Nevis that led the way and
modernised industrial relations
PAM's existence only began in
1965-1966. And it has been very
anti-union and anti-worker from
the outset. That is why the
working classes here have
remained faithful to and committed
PAM needs to break from its
hoity-toity and prejudiced stance
which supports privilege and
continues to mock the working
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Well placed sources in PAM are claiming that millions of
dollars, donated to the party's campaign fund in the last General
Elections, have gone "missing in action" and unaccounted for.
They are accusing "Mr. Perfect" of placing the "missing
Millions" in an offshore bank account. But dey say, he say it's"the
local madoff" do it.
People want to know if de young kipper and photographer
who has all the expertise of cleaning out cookie jars in Nevis get
any of that money for her "special assignments" with him.
Things have gotten so topsy-turvy in the party, that efforts
last week by several influential PAM trumps including the Tek-
Way-Key Minister to get the two warring factions together to put
on "a show of unity" at their so-called May Day activities on Monday
at PAM Headquarters, failed dismally.
The May Day activities were a total flop as several of the
disgruntled candidates stayed away, insisting that they wanted to
have nothing to do with the reckless gambler and scores of PAMites
spent the day enjoying themselves with the Labour Leaders and
Comrades next door.
De expired PAM leader is saying if anybody got to go, it got
to be them. He done pass a resolution to expel all five of them and
they damn well got to go. It's Dr. Simmonds install him as Party
Leader, and none ah dem could touch him.
He say nothing like them, a bunch of little errand boys, with
no money, could move him. "Man gone, man deh".
But, de ring leader of"the gang of 5" is not letting up in his
campaign to get rid of the reckless gambler. He say they will have
to kill him to shut him up. Lindsay Grant has to go. He cannot be
trusted and has no integrity.
Dey say he broke up all the meetings held in his house last
week by one of the PAM deputies to bring them (the Gang of 5)
back on board.
And he broke up the one held by the Tek-Way-Key Minister
appealing with them to simmer down in the interest of the party.
Dey say he "bused" de dickens out of them, telling them they want
to mash up de party and give Douglas and Labour a lot to talk and
Dey say he objected vigorously to their recommendation of
Shawn as the new Party Leader, promising them that at the
appropriate time, Baby Grant will be replaced by the young lawyer
who has the royal blood the jb.
But, they were adamant in their stance, insisting that it's time
for Baby Grant to go and be succeeded by a grass-roots man.
Since the meeting and announcement of the young lawyer
as Baby Grant's successor, he was observed picking up de expired
PAM leader and his legal adviser (Chesley) last week Friday for a
special meeting called by Tek-Way-Key Minister. But that meeting
broke up too, with Baby Grant declaring that he was not stepping
down at all for nobody.
Dey say he threatened to takeout an injunction and take the
matter to court for trial if they dared try to move him.
Dey say the young lawyer has already begun to campaign
for the job and was observed in New Town over the weekend with
his boys all decked in their party colours doing his thing at a bar.
Baby Grant has reportedly condemned the unwomanly
behaviour of Cindy at the march on Monday. Dey say he told some
of his drinking buddies, she has no self-respect and no self esteem
and that's why they didn't consider her for the PAM Senator-ship.
You can't put neaga house people like her in Parliament, he said.
Eyewitnesses say Shawn was just about to enter the march,
but he fled the scene when he saw how unruly and disorderly she
And, he remarked to someone that all these years he has
been participating in the march he never disrespected himself and
or embarrassed the party like that. He was so embarrassed and
KITTS, MAY 6TH 2010
(CUOPM) The Federation's
booth at the World Expo in
Shanghai, China, has been
attracting massive crowds that
were amazed by the beautiful
depiction of sights and scenes
of the twin-island Federation.
The delegation headed by
and Plenipotentiary, Her
Excellency, Ms. Roslyn
Hazelle, opened the
Federation's Booth at the World
It was reported that over
300,000 tickets were sold or
distributed for the Opening
Day. Large crowds flocked the
Pavilion and made their way to
each country's booth within the
St. Kitts and Nevis scenes
included but are not limited to a
replica of the St. Kitts Scenic
Railway, Nevis Peak and
Brimstone Hill Fortress.
The most popular scene in
the booth was definitely the
Anglican Church Clock Tower.
Almost every visitor to the
booth took time out to take a
photo in front of the clock
"The Federation's presence
at the Expo allows for the
export of our unique culture, life,
art and overall tourism product
for all patrons to sample. Our
tourism product is being placed
on the world's stage and has
had an impressive review thus
far. The team anticipates
opportunities and proposes to
information regarding the
Federation and the various
components of its attractive
investment potential," said
"Our participation provides
us with the perfect opportunity
to showcase St. Kitts and
Nevis as a place to visit and
invest. As a team we will
leverage our unique and
strategic advantages in
anticipation of maximizing our
potential to reach and
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St. Kitts and Nevis Ambassador Her Excellency Roslyn Hazelle
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Expo in China.
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visitors to the Expo Site during the next 184 days," added
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Builders Paradise your # 1 source for
Let's Build Something Together.
And remember we are open all day Saturday to
serve you better.
Our telephone numbers are 466-4938, 466-8051
and fax: 466-4939
where island dreams begins.
The Labour Spokesman
24 i The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MAY 07TH 2010
HORSFORD'S AUTOMOTIVE (St. Kitts a evis)
HORSFRD'S AUTOMONVE SALES THE PROUD HOME OF THE A SPO GE IN ST.ITS-NEVIS
THMS AND CONDllONS APPLY.
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