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Year 53 .AY MY 2

Prime Minister Douglas


new Trinidad and

Tobago leader

KITTS, MAY 27TH 2010
(CUOPM) St. Kitts and
Nevis has joined regional
and world leaders in
congratulating Trinidad and
Tobago's the Hon. Kamla
Persad-Bissessar on her
Party's victory at the polls
and her assumption of the
Office of Prime Minister of
the Republic of Trinidad and
"St. Kitts and Nevis joins
in welcoming you as one of the
newly elected leaders of the
region. However, I have no
doubt that the new
Government of Trinidad and
Tobago under your leadership will
sustain its contribution to the
improved profile of the Caribbean
Community as a region which is
demonstrating the capacity to
make a significant contribution to
global dialogue, as your
distinguished predecessor," said
Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L.
Douglas in his congratulatory
He added: "Though our
responsibilities are becoming
increasingly demanding, I have no
doubt that you are cognizant of
the role that your country must
continue to play in promoting a
multilateral approach to confront
the present challenges posed by
the unprecedented developments
of global proportions to which we
are susceptible."
Prime Minister Douglas noted
that St. Kitts and Nevis and
Trinidad and Tobago have long
enjoyed close ties and cooperation
on issues of shared interests.

Trinidad and Tobago 's new Prime Minister Hon. Kamla Persad-
Bissessar (Courtesy of Trinidad and Tobago News)

"My Government anticipates
that the goodwill and close
partnership will also be the
hallmark of yourAdministration as
we strive together to fortify the
bridge of national unity as a

principal prerequisite to foreign
policy coordination," the St. Kitts
and Nevis leadertold the 58-year-
old attorney and first woman prime
minister of the twin-island

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Caribbean nations and

the United States tackle

crime and security

MAY 26TH 2010 (CUOPM) -
Caribbean nations and the
United States began talks
Thursday (yesterday) aimed at
forging a security cooperation
arrangement to tackle criminal
and security threats to the
The Inaugural Caribbean-
United States Security
Cooperation Dialogue is taking
taking place in Washington D.C.,
The initiative is in keeping
with a commitment made by U.S.
President Hon. Barack Obama at
the 5th Summit of the Americas
held in Trinidad and Tobago in
April 2009, to pursue a security
partnership with the Caribbean
through a Caribbean Basin
Security Initiative (CBSI).
Since the Summit,
CARICOM and U.S. officials

have met jointly to define and
develop the goals and scope of
the CBSI, which has been
rationalised as a "multi-year,
multi-faceted effort by the US
Government and Caribbean
partners to develop a joint
regional citizen safety strategy

to tackle the full range of security
and criminal threats to the
Discussions take place under
four broad priority areas namely:
Substantially Reduce Illicit
Trafficking; Advance Public
Safety and Security; Promote
Social Justice; and State
Specific focus will be on
strategies to improve the

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St. Kitts and Nevis' Prime Minister sends

message to Jamaican counterpart

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Published by: The St. Kitts-Nevis Trades & Labour Union
Ag. Managing Director Editor: Dawud Byron
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Recent elections regionally and internationally have seen leaders of
their parties accepting responsibility for their failure at the polls and
tendering their resignations as a sign of their contrition.
The recent United Kingdom elections saw leader of the Labour Party
and former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, accepting full responsibility
for his party's loss. Mr. Brown tendered his resignation as leader of his
party saying that he had let down his supporters.
This week, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago, Patrick Manning, accepted full responsibility for his party's
dismal performance at the polls that paved the way for the Republic's
first female Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Manning indicated
that he would be stepping down as leader of his party, the People's
National Movement.
Manning called a snap election two and a half years before it was
constitutionally due much to the surprise of the entire electorate.
True leaders accept responsibility when there is a failure within the
party or organization.
However, Leader of the People's Action Movement (PAM), Lindsay
Grant, has not publicly acknowledged any failure on his part to lead his
party to success at the polls and has not confessed any failure of
responsibility that led his party to its fourth consecutive loss at the
Both Manning and Brown convincingly won their seats despite their
party's loss at the polls.
Grant has never won the seat in Constituency #4, a desired goal that
continues to bedevil him every night before he goes to sleep and haunt
him when he awakes.
Grant will not give up in the face of calls for him to step down as the
party's leader, calls that even come from his own "Gang of Five", who
registered their displeasure over his leadership in the form of a signed
Grant's clinging to power is tantamount to a drowning man clinging
to a straw. His only hope and salvation has been his money, but not
even that has been able to buy him the votes that he desperately needs
to win.
The political pundits say it's time for Grant to move on and pave the
way for someone else to lead the PAM.
His faux pas in the Marriott scandal has revealed serious leadership
deficiencies for a man aspiring to political office. But, there is only one
problem with this fact, Grant disagrees.
One insider of the PAM said that the "Gang of Five" who questioned
Grant's leadership and called for his relinquishing of power as head of
the party has no clout because they are neither members of the executive
nor members of the rank and file of the party. They are a bunch of
"Johnny Come Latelies" it was said.
It was also said that at this time that Grant will stay on as the party's
leader because there is no one prepared to succeed him and to cary on
the party financially.
So while other political leaders, including prime ministers, bow out of
political leadership when they recognize that they have failed, Grant will

MAY 27TH 2010 (CUOPM) -The
People's Action Movement (PAM)
Parliamentary Representative for
St. Christopher 8, the Hon. Eugene
Alastair Hamilton is the holder of
a United States Permanent
Resident Card (Green Card).
Mr. Hamilton made the
disclosure in a court document
filed in the High Court in response
to an election petition filed by Mr.
Cedric Liburd, his St. Kitts-Nevis
Labour Party opponent in the
January 25th 2010 general election.
Mr. Hamilton informed the
Court that he is the holder of a
United States Permanent Resident
Card (Green Card). It confirms that
he is a Resident of the United
States from 9th July 2003 and that
the card expires on 21st July 2013.
The revelation confirms the
contention by the Mr. Cedric
Liburd, that the Hon. Eugene
Hamilton, has been travelling on a
foreign travel document not
issued by the Federation of St.
Kitts and Nevis.
Mr. Liburd is challenging the
election of Mr. Hamilton on the
grounds that he was not qualified
for Nomination on the 15th
January 2010 and was disqualified
as he was "a person who by his
own act under an
acknowledgement of allegiance
and or obedience and or
adherence to a foreign state or
power namely the United States of
America and or a citizen and thus
was not qualified and was
disqualified from being nominated,
and from being elected and or
returned as a Member of the
National Assembly for the
Electoral District/Constituency 8."
He contends that Mr. Hamilton
as an adult applied for, accepted
and travelled on foreign travel
documents or papers issued by
the Government of the United
States and that the acquisition of

a foreign document (including a
green card) and or passport of the
United States required him to
swear to an oath of allegiance and
or acknowledge his allegiance to a
foreign state or power, namely the
United States.
Mr. Liburd claims that Mr.
Hamilton travelled from the
Federation to the United States to
Miami and Puerto Rico several
times in 2008 and 2009 using travel
documents that were not issued
by the Federation of St. Kitts and
Nevis, but by a foreign power or
State, namely the United States of
Mr. Liburd further claims that
Mr. Hamilton has never produced
any certificate of renunciation
issued by the State Department or
other relevant authority of the

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United States of America as is
required by and under the laws of
the United States of America and
was on Nomination Day still a
citizen of or under an
acknowledgement, obedience and
or adherence to that country.
He prays for a determination
that the nomination of Mr.
Hamilton is invalid, null and void
and no legal effect; that he was
not qualified and was disqualified
from being elected and that his
election as a Member of Parliament
be declared null and void and that
the Petitioner (Mr. Cedric Liburd)
was the only duly qualified and
validly nominated on Nomination
Day and was and is entitled to be
returned to the National Assembly
as the duly elected Member of

Bird Rock man rendered homeless

after house fire

By Charles Miller Jr

A 72 year- old Bird Rock man,
Aubrey Pascal, was left homeless
here on Wednesday May 26th,
following a fire early in the
morning which destroyed his 2

bedroom concrete and wood
house and all his household and
personal belongings.
The Fire & Rescue Services
received reports of a fire on the
corer of Dove Lane and Pigeon
Cove in Bird Rock at around 7:40
am. On their arrival, they

hold on because of his megalomaniac aspirations of becoming the next
Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis. It is this desire that drives him.
Grant will run again and again and again.
However, there is one thing that will make him lose again and again
and again.
That one thing is Grant's hubris!

discovered Pascal's 2 bedroom
home engulfed in flames.
According to reports, Pascal
was attempting to change the gas
tank in his home. While testing to
see if it was properly connected,
the tank exploded as he lit his
In brief interview with Deputy
Fire Chief, James Warner, he stated
that as the firemen fought the fire,
some of them received minor
shocks from electrical wires inside
the burning house.
Pascal was transported to the
Joseph N. France General Hospital
where he was treated for shock and
an injury to the back of his head
and later discharged.


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Lesroy W. Williams

Tivoli Gardens, where fierce gun battles between the Jamaican
Security Forces and criminal gang members over the arrest of "The
President", Christopher "Dudus" Coke, has long been known in Jamaica
as "The Mother of All Garrisons".
Coke, labeled as one of the most dangerous narcotics and firearms
traffickers worldwide by the US Justice Department, is wanted in New
York to stand trial on gun and drug trafficking charges.
So far, he has evaded authorities and the present attempts to find
and arrest him have proven to be a futile exercise. Some are even
speculating that he has already fled the country.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding came under fire after admitting that he
had given permission to his Jamaica Labour Party to contract a United
States law firm, Manatt, Phelps and Phillip, to look into the extradition
request by the US for Dudus, arguing that the US had obtained their
evidence through illegal wiretapping.
Mr. Golding had repeatedly denied that that his government had
contracted the US law firm, prompting calls for his resignation in what
was perceived as Golding's betrayal of the public trust.
In the face of heightened calls for his resignation, Mr. Golding
announced that he would sign the extradition request for Dudus.
Close to 50 persons, including members of the Security Forces, are
reported to have lost their lives and the numbers are expected to rise;
schools and businesses have been closed; hospital staff has been
overburdened in caring for persons with gun-shot wounds; police
stations have been firebombed; over 500 persons detained and a limited
state of emergency has been declared in certain areas of Kingston by
the Jamaican Government because of the social unrest.
But the situation playing out right now in West Kingston- the
constituency of Prime Minister Bruce Golding- did not come to be
The nexus between politics and community leaders or area dons as
they are called has been a longstanding and mutually beneficial one in
Politicians often rely on these very dons to garner the votes that
they need to win in their constituencies and it is widely believed that the
dons' money is used to finance their political campaigns. This leads to a
compromise of the politician's integrity and literally makes him a puppet
of the don.

Almost every ghetto
community in Jamaica has its don,
whose rise to prominence
commands the respect and fear of
politicians and people alike.
The dons wield enormous
power because they are able to
provide for many people in their
communities who are deprived of
employment, education, and the
basic necessities of life because
of poverty-services that should
be provided by the government.
It's of little importance to
community members how the dons
get their money, ill-gotten or
otherwise. What they know is that
their dire needs are taken care of
in some way and that they are
indebted to the man who protects
and takes care of them.
It is no wonder then that many
see Dudus as a type of messiah,
who has put bread on their tables
and helped to send their children
to school among other things.
But there is a darker side to
these dons. Much of their money
comes from gun and drug
trafficking and extortion. This side
is often ignored by many who are

benefitting from the help of the
don, albeit his money and power
is tied to corrupt practices.
Dudus follows in the footsteps
of his father, Lester Lloyd Coke,
better known as Jim Brown, who
was the reputed gang leader of the
Shower Posse in West Kingston.
It is said that Jim Brown was the
right hand man of former Prime
Minister, Edward Seaga, who was
the Member of Parliament for West
Kingston before Prime Minister
Bruce Golding took over the seat.
Mr. Brown was seen as a
"godfather" and "protector" of the
people of West Kingston. When
he died mysteriously in a prison
fire in 1992 before he could be
extradited to the US, then Prime
Minister Edward Seaga led his
The garrison is a sort of closed
community with its own rule of law.
People are tried in kangaroo courts
and penalized. The don is seen as
chief prosecutor and he tries to
maintain order and secure his
area-often times through the use
of his henchmen, who do not
hesitate to use the gun.

Kerstin J. Petty
Registrar of Insurance

Dudus allegedly operates two
gangs spread across different
communities, the One Order Gang
and the Presidential Clique.
As the search for him
intensifies, members of these
gangs will be prepared to die as
Inlll ii)" for their "god", while
the image and reputation of
Jamaica abroad is tarnished.
There are serious
repercussions for the Jamaican
economy as perhaps many will be
deterred from travelling to the
island paradise because of images
of it being a war zone, even though
the violence is concentrated in
specific pockets.
But if corruption is to be
stamped out of Jamaica, the
politics of the garrison must be
dismantled and the government
must be seen to play a more active
role in alleviating the socio-
economic problems of the society.
As Prime Minister Bruce
Golding said in his message to the
"This will be a turning point
for us as a nation to confront the
powers of evil that have penalized
the society and earned us the
unenviable label as one of the
murder capitals of the world."
However, there is a lot of work
to be done in achieving this.

Caribbean/ United
States tackle.......

(cont'd from page 1)
Region's law enforcement capacity
to substantially reduce illicit
trafficking associated with
transnational crimes, and
approaches to prevent crimes by
focusing on youth and other
vulnerable sections of the
Chairman of the CARICOM
Council for National Security and
Law Enforcement (CONSLE),
Senator the Hon. Dr. Errol Cort of
Antigua and Barbuda is leading
the CARICOM delegation, while
US Attorney General Hon. Eric
Holder is among the Washington
officials who will be in dialogue
with the CARICOM delegation.
Assistant Secretary of State
for Western Hemisphere Affairs
Arturo Valenzuela will conduct the
opening ceremony on the US side
and Secretary for Homeland
Security Janet Napolitano has
been invited to be part of the



Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, Member of St. Christopher #7
is pleased to advise his constituents that a health walk will take place
on Saturday, 29th May, 2010.
The walk will start at Belle Vue, opposite Lida Lake's Residence
and ends at Ottley's Hard Court.
A healthy breakfast will be served.
Walk starts at 5:30 am


Financial Services Regulatory B-epertment


The Financial Services Regulatory Department has received information that ABM Health Benefits
Services, Rosemary Lane, Basseterre, St. Kitts has been conducting insurance business in the Federation.
The General Public is advised that ABM Health Benefits Services is not licensed to carry on insurance
business in St. Christopher and Nevis, in accordance with the Insurance Act No. 8 of 2009.

Please be guided accordingly.

Dated 20t May, 2010

Director General/Regulator


The Labour Spokesman


St. Kitts hosts OECS

Ministers of

Agriculture meeting
By Melissa Amsterdam
An Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Ministerial
meeting on Agriculture is slated for Monday May 31st to Tuesday
June 1st at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.
The two-day meeting which will also involve representatives
from the Tourism Sector will seek to address agriculture related topics
troubling the members of the OECS.
A presentation on the findings and recommendations funded by
the EU on the 'Study to Determine the Feasibility of a Profitable
Shipping Network Satisfying Demand for the Shipping Services in the
OECS States' will be discussed.
Discussions during the meeting will centre on the Revised Priorities
for Agriculture Development in the OECS, Strengthening the Value
Chains that Serve the Hospitality/Tourism Sector and the CFTC funded
project on Promoting Agri-business and Food Safety in the Eastern
Discussions on how agriculture is linked to tourism will also be
aired under the theme 'Agriculture-Tourism Linkages in the OECS'.
Along with the Government of St. Kitts-Nevis and the member
States of the OECS the Embassy of China (Taiwan) which has over
the years contributed to the agricultural development on the Federation
will also be involved in the two-day meeting.
Next Tuesday's activities include a tour of the Needsmust farm
which will showcase the agricultural advances on the island.

At Risk Youth Given

Chance For


Through A Ganar

By a Contributor
120 at risk youth within St. Kitts-Nevis have received a chance at
self-improvement through the Youth Empowerment and employment
program, A Ganar Alliance.
The four phased program mixes field sports and classroom based
activities to teach and train participants invocational and life skills that
can be transferred to the job market or in the re-start academic studies.
Teamwork, Communication, Discipline and Respect are core values of
the program and would be taught through the team sport, Soccer.
The Program was officially launched in St. Kitts-Nevis during an
interactive opening ceremony held at the Warner Park Football Stadium
on Thursday May 27th. Members from the private and public sectors,
Government Ministers, VIPs, sponsors and donors were in attendance
in addition to a USAID representative and a representative from Partners
of the Americas from Washington D.C. Members of the three implementing
organizations within the Federation; the Community Achievers Project,
the Football Association and the Caribbean Healthy Lifestyle Project
made speeches during the ceremony.
Program Coordinator and Monitor for St. Kitts-Nevis, Udora Farrell,
emphasized that the success of the program was based on three factors.
She said that at the end of the program participants should be gainfully
employed, engaged in some entrepreneurial activity or have enrolled in
an educational based program.
The A Ganar Program was developed by Partners of Americas and
funding by the United States Agency for International Development
(USAID) to combat the problem ofyouthun-employment in LatinAmerica.
Since its inception over 3000 youths have been trained within the Latin




To Raise

Funds For

(Thursday 27th May, 2010)
"Hope's Journey" a portrayal of
Haiti's story from independence to
present day will be performed at
the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium
(ECCB) on Saturday May 29th in
order to raise funds for the ailing

Americas and it is hoped that with
the expansion to the Caribbean
that by 2011,225 youths would be
trained within St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nubian Productions in
collaboration with the ECCB Staff
Association will put on the
theatrical performance with help
from local talents, King Socrates,
Masud Suadiki, Charles
Emmanuel, Samal "Z-Dan"
Duggins, the Okolo Tegramantine
Dancers and the Antioch Baptist
Church Dancers through drama,
dance, song and poetry.
Ms. Kesha Isaac organizer of
the event said that penning the
production came out of a passion
and a drive to help the people of
Haiti as well as a want to showcase
the talent of locals. She explained
that although the presentation was
made up of pieces besides drama,
the staging would be smooth
flowing with limited pauses
between each item.
"We have a flowing script of
everything interconnecting. all the
events that have happened in
history up to present day
connecting one with each other as

well as all the actors, singers and
dancers. The presentation looks
at how the world, we, on the
outside of Haiti treat her people."
Isaac said "that we often stand
aside and we let things happen to
our fellow men then in the midst of
disaster that's when we realize that
they have been crying out for help
all this while."
She said that the production
would capture the essence of this
and show how much we have
ignored our fellow islanders and
how much they need us now in
the wake of a devastating quake.
"Some say it's too late but
others say keep hope alive. That
is what we are trying to do keep
hope alive in the midst of
opposition," said Isaac.
All proceeds from tickets sales
for the production would go
through the Red Cross to be
forwarded to Haiti; this would be
done in a number of ways
including direct funding or medical

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Ambassador Williams

presents funds to Haiti

and Chile
Funds collected by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for
the victims of the earthquakes that struck OAS member countries,
Haiti amd Chile on January 12 and February 27, respectively have
been presented by the Representative of St. Kitts and Nevis to
the Organization of American States (OAS), His Excellency Dr.

Izben C. Williams.
Ambassador Williams
asserted that the funds, though
not substantial, represent a
"symbolic amount" and a show
of solidarity in the hemisphere
during a period of tragedy."
They were collected in
memory of the victims of the
earthquakes in Haiti and Chile
during a church service he
described as "a remarkable
occasion in showing our
oneness and our commitment to
be there for our brethren in all
circumstances, as indeed a
hemispheric organization that
seeks to incorporate and foster
all the ideals that we stand for
as a body should do in certain
For his part, the Permanent
Representative of Haiti to the
OAS, His Excellency
Ambassador Duly Brutus,
thanked the countries of the
Caribbean Community for their
show of solidarity and asserted

The Labour Spokesman




Another daughter of our
fertile soil has flourished in the
sands off academia.
This time, the vivacious
Akeliah Subira Welcome, of
Lodge Project, has graduated
with honours from the
esteemed University of the
Virgin Islands, with a
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Administration and Finance.
Akeliah, the daughter of Dr.
Patrick Welcome (Chief
Education Officer) and Mrs.
Glendora Welcome, received

her formal Education at the
Mrs. Yvette Slacks Pre-school,
the Cayon Primary School, the
Cayon High School and the
Clarence Fitzroy Bryant
She currently performs the
role of a Financial Analyst at
the Ministry of Finance, but has
her eyes firmly set on a
Master's of Economics Degree
in the future.
This ambitious young
woman attributes her success
thus far not only to her own
internal drive for excellence, but
also to the unwavering love and
support of her parents,
teachers, sister Shamara
(herself pursuing medical
studies in the U.K), and tutors,
especially Mr. Hugh Heyliger
of the CFBC.
This newspaper
congratulates Ms. Welcome on
her outstanding performances,
and wishes her well in her
future quests.


Financial Services Regulatory B-epartment


The Financial Services Regulatory Department has received information that ABM Health Benefits
Services, Rosemary Lane, Basseterre, St. Kitts has been conducting insurance business in the Federation.
The General Public is advised that ABM Health Benefits Services is not licensed to carry on insurance
business in St. Christopher and Nevis, in accordance with the Insurance Act No. 8 of 2009.

Please be guided accordingly.

Dated 200 May, 2010

Director General/Regulator

Kerstin J. Petty
Registrar of Insurance


that said support "is going to be used for the sake of Haitian
The Permanent Representative of Chile to the OAS, His
Excellency Ambassador Dario Paya, thanked CARICOM for its
gesture of support and added that he was certain that during the
long cold winter ahead for many Chileans "it certainly helps them
to know-and I will make sure this gesture is heard of there-
that their plight is on your mind."
The President of the Permanent Council of the OAS and
Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization,
Her Excellency Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, was present during
the ceremony, held in her office at Organization headquarters in
Washington, DC.

Photo: St. Kitts and Nevis Permanent Representative, His Excellency
Dr. Izben Williams (left) presents monetary contributions to the
representatives of Chile and Haiti. (OASphoto)

Contractor Tender
Client: Taiwan Technical Mission (La Guerite Village, Basseterre, St. Kitts 465 2372)
Project: Taiwan Mission New farm Project (Sir Gillies Estate, Newton Ground St. Kitts)
* Office& dormitory
* Trainees' dormitory
* Drive way and workers hut.
Contract time schedule: July 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010
All interested tenderers are asked to come at the office for tender documents.
Please don't hesitate to contact Mr. C.M Fang at if requires more
Deadline for submission of documents: June 2, 2010
Tender Opening: on June, 3, 2010, in Taiwan Mission office
The Client will promptly notify each Tenderer, by e-mail, regarding if he is successful in the bidding.


U.S. Non-immigrant

Visa Fee to Increase

on June 4
Bridgetown, Barbados, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 -Effective June 4,
2010, the non-immigrant visa application fee for visitor and business
travelers will be US$140, a nine dollar increase over the current fee of
US$131. The U.S. Department of State is increasing fees to ensure
sufficient resources to cover the rising cost of processing non-immigrant
On May 20, 2010, the Department of State published an interim final
rule in the U.S. Federal Register to increase non-immigrant visa application
processing fees. Under the new schedule of fees, applicants for all visas
that are not petition-based, including tourist and business visitor (B 1/
B2) visas and all student and exchange visitor (F, M and J) visas, will pay
a fee ofUS$140 (BB$283). Applicants for petition-based visas will now
pay an application fee ofUS$150 (BB$303). These visa categories include:
H visa for temporary workers and trainees
L visa for intra-company transferees
O visa for aliens with extraordinary ability
P visa for athletes, artists and entertainers
Q visa for international cultural exchange visitors
R visa for religious occupations
The application fee for K visas for fianc6(e)s of U.S. citizens will be
US$350 (BB$707). The fee for E visas for treaty-traders and treaty-
investors will be US$390 (BB$788). The new fees are scheduled to go
into effect on June 4, 2010.
"Along with announcing the new visa fees to take effect June 4, as
we head into the peak summer season for U.S. visas, I would like to
remind all applicants to apply as early as possible and to visit our website
for information on how to best prepare for their visa interview," said
Nicole Theriot, Consul General of the U.S. Embassy for Barbados and
the Eastern Caribbean.
The new, tiered fee structure was created to cover the higher unit
costs for processing certain categories of non-immigrant visas that are
more complicated and require more in-depth consideration than most
other categories of non-immigrant visas. The State Department is required

OAS: Elections in

Suriname Marked by

Civility, Respect and

The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of
American States (OAS) that accompanied the general and local elections
in the Republic of Suriname today highlighted the civility,
professionalism and democratic commitment that characterized
Tuesday's Electoral Day in the Caribbean country.
The Chief of the EOM in Suriname, Irene Klinger, reported that 26
OAS observers were present in close to 90 percent of the voting places
in the ten districts of the country, and they reported on the development
of the elections from the beginning of voting at 7:00 hours to the final
counting in various voting places after closing at 19:00 hours.
"We are very pleased with the overall development of the elections,
mostly the high volume of citizen participation, the calm environment
that characterized the elections and the harmony and respect we were
able to witness among representatives of the various political parties,"
said Klinger, who also added that "this was a true celebration of
In a preliminary report on the work of observation, Klinger
highlighted the effective role of those in charge of polling stations, the
vast knowledge of voters with the electoral process and their
responsibility as citizens. "It is also important to highlight the role of
women working as chairs and members of the polling stations, although
that representation is still not reflected in the political parties' lists of
candidates," Klinger said.
Other issues such as the expediting of the vote counting, the
procedures for the participation and assisting of voters with disabilities
and the best way to conduct elections taking into account weather
conditions will be included in the recommendations of the report to be
presented soon to the representatives of OAS Member States.
Since 1991 the OAS has been observing electoral processes in
Suriname. OAS Electoral Observation Missions seek to contribute to
the strengthening of democracy in the Americas through free, fair,
participatory and transparent elections.

to recover, as far as possible, the
cost of processing non-immigrant
visas through the collection of the
application fees. For a number of
reasons, including new security
enhancements, the US$131 fee set
on January 1, 2008 no longer
covers the current, actual cost of
processing non-immigrant visas.
For information on the non-
immigrant visa application process
or to schedule a visa interview,
please visit the Consular Section's


website at visas.html.
All visa applicants worldwide are required to complete the web-based
DS-160 Non-immigrant Visa Electronic Application in order to schedule
an appointment for avisa interview. The U.S. Embassy's Consular Section
appreciates the public's understanding of these changes and encourages
applicants to apply for their U.S. visa at least two months ahead of their
intended travel date.

For further information contact:
Mary Greaves
Public Affairs Assistant
Tel: 246-227-4201
Fax: 246-429-5316

John C. Roberts
Public Affairs Officer
Tel: 246-227-4100
Fax: 246-429-5316


Contract Name: St. Paul's Primary School

Refurbishment of Administration Block

The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has secured a loan from the Caribbean
Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the Basic Education Project and
intends to apply part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the Contract
for the St. Paul's Primary School Refurbishment of Administration Block.
Bidding is open to all bidders from eligible source countries specified in the
agreement for the financing between CDB and the Government of St Kitts and

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis invites sealed bids from pre-qualified
bidders for the refurbishment of the existing 2,016 square foot office and
bathroom block building having concrete block walls and light, wood-framed,
metal-sheeted roof and the 1,087 square foot expansion of that building.
Plumbing and electrical work will be involved.

Interested bidders may obtain further information, including minimum
qualification data, on line at or free of cost from the Ministry
of Education, Education Planning Division, Project Management Unit,
Lockhart Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts (Telephone: 869-467-1325 Fax: 869-

Bidding documents (and additional copies) may be purchased at the Ministry of
Education, Education Planning Division, Project Management Unit,
Lockhart Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts (Telephone: 869-467-1325 Fax: 869-
466-3819) for a non refundable fee of EC $ 350 or its equivalent in a freely-
convertible currency, for each set. Documents will be available from Tuesday,
May 25, 2010. Bidders will be required to submit full qualification information
with their bids.

Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after Bid opening and must be
accompanied by security of EC $10,000 or its equivalent in a freely convertible
currency, and shall be delivered to Mr. Osmond Petty, Permanent Secretary, at
the office noted above on or before 2:30 pm on Wednesday, June 30,2010.

Bids will be opened at this same location in the presence of those bidders who
choose to attend at 3:00 pm that very day.

The Labour Spokesman

The Labour Spokesman


Written by Floy Hensley
Faith: "Faith is the evidence of
things not seen" Hebrews 11:1
O give thanks unto the Lord;
for He is good: for His mercy
endureth forever. Psalm 136:1
Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in
His sanctuary: praise Him in the
firmament of His power. Praise Him
for His mighty acts: praise Him
according to His excellent
greatness. Praise Him with the
sound of the trumpet: praise him
with the psaltery and harp. Praise
Him with the timbrel and dance:
praise Him with stringed
instruments and organs. Praise
Him upon the loud cymbals: praise
Him upon the high sounding
Let everything that hath breath
praise the LORD. Praise ye the
LORD. Psalms 150:1-6. Greetings
to my faithful and dedicated
readers to Have Faith all around
St. Kiits and Nevis, the wider
Caribbean, international and via
the Internet. As my opening
statement say to give God all the
thanks and praise, no matter what
the situations are at hand.
Praise is such a powerful
weapon used when doing warfare
and breakthrough comes with
your praise, When you are going
through problems and many
challenges and do not know what
to do again, just give God a note
of thanks and praise and see Him
breakthrough through on your
I called it, "Give God a note of
high Praise" this have to be done
in advance. Is like you are
stepping out in faith and have not
seemed the results as yet, you are
walking by faith and not by sight.
Without faith it's impossible to
please the Almighty God above.
When we look around us and see
all the crime and the violence that
is in our islands and so many
innocent' lives are being lost in the
process. All we can do is pray and
deliver it all in the hands of God
and let Him take full control over
our land. Is there anything too
hard for God to do? The answer is
NO!! Because He is omnipresent

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and sovereign God, now is the
time forus to pray like neverbefore
on behalf of our nations.
Father God so many of our
children and innocent people are
dying on our streets and even in
their homes and now is the prayer
for this to come to and end.
Father you declare in your
word that: If my people, which are
called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my
face, and turn from their wicked
ways: then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will
heal their land. 2nd Chronicles 7:14.
Father God help us to seek your
face like never before and give us
that burning passion to desire
more of you and that justice would
reign in our land at all times. Father
God those who are putting fear and
intimidation in the life of your
people, your revenge would fall
upon them and your judgment.
Father God we are praying for
peace and harmony to be in our

Secretary General Congratulates New

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jos6 Miguel Insulza, has written to
the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar to congratulate her on the victory of the People's Partnership in
Monday's General Election in Trinidad and Tobago and her historic election as the country's first female Prime
Minister. Secretary General Insulza also expressed his pleasure that "the elections were peaceful and that all
stakeholders appear to have accepted the will of the people".
Trinidad and Tobago has been an active and committed member of OAS for several decades and the
Secretary General is looking forward to working with Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar and her new Government
to advance the hemispheric agenda in areas such as security, development and democracy.

land at all times and our homes,
businesses, churches, schools,
workplaces and streets be covered
under the blood of Jesus Christ at
all times. Father thanks you for
saving those who are lost and
indeed of a Savior, come into their
hearts today.
Thank you for all what you
done and going to do on our behalf
of our beautiful nation because all
things are possible with you.

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Contract Name: Basseterre High School Auditorium Roof Replacement

and Eastern Campus Buildings Renovation

The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has secured a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the
cost of the Basic Education Project and intends to apply part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the
Contract for the Basseterre High School Auditorium Roof Replacement and Eastern Campus Buildings Renovation.
Bidding is open to all bidders from eligible source countries specified in the agreement for the financing between
CDB and the Government of St Kitts and Nevis.

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis invites sealed bids from interested bidders for the
(a) replacement of the auditorium roof (Western Campus). The auditorium is a reinforced concrete-framed
structure measuring 87 feet x 49 feet in plan with an eave height of 24 feet approximately. The low pitched
roof will be framed with lumber, sheathed with plywood and roofed with corrugated metal sheeting. A new
ceiling will be constructed. Some electrical work will be involved

(b) replacement of the roof sheeting on three of the existing buildings (Eastern Campus). The buildings are
approximately 208 feet x 31 feet in plan with eave height of 10 feet. Roofs are pitched at 4 on 12. The
buildings are of the pre-engineered steel truss type with wood purlins carrying soft board ceilings and
corrugated metal roofing.

The ceilings and the roof sheeting will be replaced and the electric wiring system will be refurbished.

In one of the buildings three folding partitions will be replaced.

Interested bidders may obtain further information, including minimum qualification data, on line at
htts:// or free of cost from the Ministry of Education, Education Planning Division, Project
Management Unit, Lockhart Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts (Telephone: 869-467-1325 Fax: 869-466-3819).

Bidding documents (and additional copies) may be purchased at the Ministry of Education, Education Planning
Division, Project Management Unit, Lockhart Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts (Telephone: 869-467-1325 Fax:
869-466-3819) for a non refundable fee of EC $ 350 or its equivalent in a freely-convertible currency, for each set.
Documents will be available from Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Bidders will be required to submit full qualification
information with their bids.

Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after Bid opening and must be accompanied by security of EC $10,000 or
its equivalent in a freely convertible currency, and shall be delivered to Mr. Osmond Petty, Permanent Secretary,
at the office noted above on or before 2:30 pm on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Bids will be opened at this same
location in the presence of those bidders who choose to attend at 3:00 pm that very day.



I'M Fil


ReoI e WI S I Iprofesso

commends SKN onIclosure

(Labour Secretariat): The Government's bold decision
back in July 2005 to close its sugar industry without incurring
severe strain on its social programmes, was highly
commended by Dr. Neville Duncan, a renowned professor
of political science at the University of the West Indies
Mona Campus in Jamaica, while speaking at the 78th annual
Labour Party's National Conference held here on 16th May,
2010 at the St.Kitts Marriot Hotel, in Frigate Bay.
"The prognosis is good, based on the economy- the
economic transition away from sugar to a tourism base
economy," he said before hundreds in attendance.
Professor Duncan expressed great confidence that the
Government will be able to effectively tackle future economic
activities for the advancement of the country and its
"You have to applaud yourself for handling that
transition. Look at Dominica, which is still struggling to
make that kind of transition. Give thanks to the Government

that facilitated this and made
this possible," he remarked.
Professor Duncan
further praised the 4-peat
ruling St.Kitts/Nevis Labour
Government for capably
running the financial affairs
of the twin-island state.
No\\ that's a learnt
behaviour that is going to
be your present and future
behaviour. You know how to
move out of every crisis
every challenge that has
faced this country. You have
already done it with sugar
and into tourism and to
other economic activities

Bajan Chef Promotes "Caribbean

Spice For A Healthier Life"

Chef Derek Went creates products that mitigate risk of diseases

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (May 21,2010) -Barbadian culinary entrepreneur Chef Derek
Went is reporting a strong response to his company's herb-based cooking products.
Went runs the playfully
named, Went Caribbean
which offers a wide
selection of goods and
services to support a
healthy, island lifestyle, and
he says that WentWorx an
aromatic blend of natural
herbs and spices free from
MSG, sugar, salt,
preservatives or food
additives is "catching on
and mitigating the risk of
food-related diseases such
high blood pressure and
Chef Derek recently ,
offered sample products to -
patrons at Super Centre in ,
Oistins, Christ Church as IL A
part of a consultancy Chef Derek Went chats with patrons at Super Centre in
service for the Barbados.
supermarket's recipe
calendar. The recipe of the Sweet for Vegetables, Island Caribbean Diaspora.
month was "Crispy Street for Seafood, Island "Since the particle size
Weetabix Bran Flakes Heat for All Meats and of many of the ingredients
Chicken Skewers" and all of Island Beat for The Works, is quite large they contain
his products were almost and include traditional high measures of active
completely sold out on ingredients such as garlic, volatile oils, and so a small
location. onion, parsley, allspice, amount goes a longer way
With emphasis being cayenne, ginger, paprika, to adding taste than do
placed on food as a nutmeg and thyme. most powdered spices," he
foundation for well-being, "With the creative use of says, adding that the coarse
Went Caribbean, a member these dry mixtures that textures also ensure that the
of the family of the newly reconstitute on contact with product remains loose in the
launched Barbados moisture, you can easily bottle without displaying
Entrepreneurs' Venture create delectable sauces, the common caking
Capital Fund, promotes the salsas, dips, relishes, experienced with most
appetizing and unique chutneys, marinades and powdered spices. "In
tastes of Caribbean cuisine dressings," said Chef addition this affects a long
made simple and convenient Derek, who explained that aromatic shelf life,
while contributing time his company was focusing enhancing savour and
tested benefits for health. on making his products offering a more interesting
Went Caribbean's five available in the regional and dining experience due to the
main blended spices, herbs international marketplace shifting nuances of flavour
and seasonings are: Island and especially in that arise during the meal."
Treat for Poultry, Island communities within the

The Labour Spokesman

coming up soon. You know
how to do it. So it won't be
strange to you. You have
already begun that
process," he remarked.
"That's why you (the
electorate of this country)


put back in this Government
because it made a transition
without generating severe
social strain."
He continued: "With
that lesson deeply
engrained, other economic

transition will be handled
with even better success. I
have every confidence in
that. Such constant learning
of better responses to
global and domestic
challenges must become
deeply rooted in this Labour
The renowned Jamaican
political scientist advised
however "This means that
the party has to become a
constantly learning party-
evolving powerfully with
the times and forging a
head not waiting to play the
catch up game. That is not
your game. You have learnt
to stay ahead of the
"Stay there please. I beg
you," he admonished.

A. D. 2010


- Respondents


The Property described below will be offered for sale by The Registrar of The Supretm
Court by public auction at The Judicial and Legal Complex, East Independence Square,
Basseterre, St Kitts. on Thursday the ~ dayof -'_o 2010, at
:9 'clock in the afternoon.
The successful bidder will be required to pay at the time of sale a deposit of one fourth of
his accepted bid and the balance within one month from the day of sale.
Possession of the property will be given to the purchaser on payment of the deposit.
Any taxes due on the said property must be paid by the Purchaser.
The Purchaser will, after payment in full of the purchase price, obtain from the High Court
of Justice, a Certificate of Title to the property.
The Property will be available for inspection prior to the date of sale by appointment with
the Registrar of The Supreme Court.
ALL THAT lot piece or parcel of land situate at Pump Bay Heights Housing
Development in the Parish of St Anne In the Island of St Christopher known as Lot
No. 10 and containing by admeasurement 3,620.23 square feet and bounded and
bounded and measuring as follows: that Is to say, On or towards the North West
89.98 feet by an Estate Road; On or towards the North East 40.68 feet by Lot No. 1;
On or towards the South East 90.03 feet by Lot No. 9 and On or towards the South
West 40.00 feet by a Public Road; all as the same is described in a Certificate of Title
dated the 23'" day of February 2000 and registered in Book Z2 Folko 65 of the Register
of Titles of the Island of Saint Christopher in favour of ALSTON H. JOHNSON formerly
of Fahie Street, In the town of Sandy Point, in the Island of Saint Christopher and
now residing in St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, 00801 and JURENE N.
JOHNSON of Pump Bay Heights, (formerly of Fahle Street), In the town of Sandy
Point, in the Island of Saint Christopher as registered proprietors as joint tenants
The upset price for the above land shall be ECS582.392.00.




Dated the M-' day of I
.......,...?;3~-^ ^ ^ ......

The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MAY 28TH 2010 9

Some time before or sometime after the announcement of the decision
of the Hon. Dwyer Astaphan to resign from the Douglas Cabinet, the
members of the CCM/PAM Coalition commenced the current series of
personal and political attacks on our esteemed Prime Minister.
His attackers condemned him for perceived wrong-doings which it is
said that he committed in the area of Public Finance, Economic
Development, Housing, Hotel & TourismDevelopment, Land Distribution
and National Security. Our Prime Minister was attacked relentlessly in
the print media and on certain local AM and FM Radio Stations.
He was referred to, strangely enough, as a dictator, and many were
the calls for Dr. Douglas to step-down or step aside. The most strident of
all the calls for Dr. Douglas to remove himself from office, came from the
leader of the People's Action Movement party himself, Lindsay Grant.
The tables have turned now and the call that is being made now is
not for Dr. Douglas to resign or retire, but for the leader of the People's
Action Movement party to remove himself from his leadership position.
Mr. Lindsay Grant who was in the fore-front of those calling for the
resignation of Dr. Douglas is not willing to answer the call for his own
Mr. Lindsay Grant had no difficulty in finding reasons forDr. Douglas
to step down, but up to now, with all the "facts and figures" staring him
in the face, Mr. Lindsay Grant is unable to convince himself that he
ought to resign from the leadership of the People's Action Movement
The PAM leader figured it was best for the country for Dr. Douglas
to resign, but he, Mr. Grant, is unable to convince himself that his
resignation would be best both for his party and for the country. Mr.
Grant pretends to know what is best for Dr. Douglas, but he does not
know what is best for Lindsay grant himself.
Mr. Grant got his knickers in a twist when he was caught with his
pants down in an immature and senseless caper at the Marriott Hotel at
Frigate bay, some number of weeks ago. A person of ordinary moral
scruples would have resigned his leadership position a long time ago,
without waiting to be asked to do so. But Mr. Grant is no such ordinary
moral persons. For him, everything he does is just and right. He is self-
From what is known of the turmoil that is currently occurring in the
PAM camp, one can easily deduce that Mr. Grant is prepared to see the
PAM party go to the dogs rather than give up his leadership position
willingly and peacefully.
He is prepared to see the PAM political ship sink rather than vacate
the captaincy. For Mr. Grant it is all a quest for power and glory and not
really a question of whole-hearted commitment to selfless service. Mr.
Grant has been agitating for Dr. Douglas to step down. A similar call is
now being made for Mr. Grant to step down or step aside, but he is not


In preparation for the winding up of the above
Company, the Company's auditors PKF (Pannell Kerr
Foster) of North Independence Square, Basselerre
St. Kitts are preparing the final statement of affairs of
the company.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any creditors of the
company are required on or before the 29th day of
May 2010 to send in their names and addresses and
the particulars of their debts or claims to PKF at the
following address:
North Independence Square
P.O. Box 335
SI. Kills- West Indies

Dated this 30th day of April,2010

Adrian Lam
Fairview Ltd.

willing to answer that call.
Mr. Grant's caper with an
under-cover journalist at the
Marriott Hotel at Frigate Bay is
enough to cause the Sheriff to join
with all those in PAM who are
calling for Mr. Grant to give up the
leadership of his party.
But the Sheriff has been
strangely silent on the matter. He
is no longer the champion of
honesty, decency and ethical
behaviour in public life. The
strange silence of the Sheriff can
only be interpreted as
condemnation of the action of Mr.
Grant in his dealings with the
under-cover journalist at the
Marriott Hotel.
But we have noticed over the
past several months that the Sheriff
has been very discriminatory with
what he selects to "put on the
The leader of his CCM party
chose to ridicule and abuse Miss
Myrna Liburd, a decent young
woman of Charlestown, during a
meeting of the Nevis Island
Assembly. The Sheriff has not yet
found it fitting to "put on the table"
for public discussion, the
unjustified attack of his leader on
Miss Myrna Liburd in the Nevis
Island Assembly.

S g g a
Mr. GrIt !s i

just pwer an glor

We all know that the Sheriff
has been a friend and supporter of
PAM for a very long time. He is
one of very few persons who have
declared that PAM did a very good
job during the period 1980 tO 1995
and that the Professor Randolph
Williams Ph.D. Report and the Sir
Louis Blom-Cooper Q.C. Report
only show that the Simmonds
Administration is guilty of doing
stupid things.
The Simmonds Administration
arranged for a squad of Police
Officers, accompanied by their
Commissioner, to unlawfully
remove Mr. (Sir) Edmund
Lawrence from his office as the
legitimate General Manager of The
National Bank. So far as the Sheriff
is concerned that action ordered
by the Simmonds Administration
was only a stupid thing.
Fortunately the Court of Appeal
which ruled on the matter did not
agree with the Sheriff.
Nearer home in time, one can
recall that the failed PAM
Candidate, Glenroy Blanchette, is
reported to have said, among other
things, that "when PAM gets back
in power on January 25, 2010, the
Governor-General, Sir Cuthbert
Sebastian would be dismissed
"with immediate effect". Silence
gives consent they say, so it can
be taken for granted that the
silence of the Sheriff in respect of
this matter shows condonation.
By his silence, the Sheriff can
surely be understood as giving
support to what Mr. Blanchette has
said in relation to the Governor-
General. The Sheriff has failed to

"put Mr. Blanchette's threat to the
Governor-General on the table".
Our Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil
Douglas, is reported to have said
that "he is ten men in one". The
good Sheriff has taken umbrage at
the statement made by Dr. Douglas
and has taken the time to "Put on
the table" the statement in
The Simmonds Administration
went into the National Assembly
and passed a law to forcibly
acquire the private lands of Mr.
Charles E. Mills of Sandy Point.
The lands were subsequently
transferred to the family of a big-
shot Sandy Point PAM man. Was
this an act of dictatorship? Of
course it was.
Dr. Douglas has been in office
as Prime Minister for a much longer
period than Dr. Kennedy
Simmonds has been Prime
Minister. The Douglas
Administration has done none of
the evil things that were done by
the Simmonds Administration.
Yet some benighted souls in
PAM refer to Dr. Douglas as a
dictator. Why? Because they are
jealous and envious of him; But
such benighted persons better
learn to love and respect Dr.
Douglas for -
"He shall be like a tree, /
Planted by the rivers of water, /
That brings forth its fruit in season,
/ Whose leaf also shall not wither;
/ And whatever he does shall
prosper". (Ps 1:3).



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

The Management,
Cockleshell Bay Development

Please forward enquiries to:
Cockleshell Bay Development,
P.O. BOX 235,
Basseterre, St. Kitts.

10 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MAY 28TH 2010
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St. Kitts-Nevis First in

Region to Provide Computer

Forensics Training

By a Contributor
In the wake of a recently passed E-
Crimes Act inthe Federation, St. Kitts-Nevis
is the first country within the region to offer
a Cyber Forensics Training and Certification
On Tuesday of this week (May 25th) ten
participants began a five day, twelve hour
intensive Computer Forensics Boot Camp
at the National ICT Centre located at the C.
A. Paul Southwell Industrial Park in East
Participants represented the scope of
institutes that would utilize the information
acquired by the newly trained IT Forensics
Experts; to detect and solve IT based Crimes
which includes computer hacking,
embezzlement, digital forgery and
information theft.
The St. Christopher and Nevis Police
Force, the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force,
Prosecutors from the Legal Department, the
Nevis Island Administration, the Ministry
of National Security and the Department of
Information Technology were all
represented at the workshop.
Scholarships for each participant to the
tune of overUS$3000.00 were provided by
The Information Communication
Technology for Improving Education,
Diversification and Competitiveness Project
(ICT4EDC). This amount would cover
registration fees, course materials and
examination vouchers.
Facilitator of the five-day workshop, Mr.
Jeremy Martin, of the InfoSecInstitute a
Chicago based information security training
company, will educate the participants in
areas such as Data acquisition, collection
and seizure, Erased and Lost file recovery,
the disk imaging process and the sterile
examination of media files. Participants will
also be exposed to a new operating system
known as Linux which is gaining popularity
with Forensics experts for its ability to invade
windows operating systems.
On completion of the boot camp,
participants will undergo the Certified
Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE) exam
which is accredited and developed by the
InformationAssurance Certification Review

Board (IACRB) a global entity with the
express purpose to certify information
security professionals.
Mr. Martin, a Senior Security
Researcher, currently holds over 20
professional certifications including: CISSP-
CISM, CHS-III, ACSA, Network+/A+. He is
active in the Information Security/
Assurance world and is the current
President for the Open Information Systems
Security Group (OISSG) while sitting on the
Board of Directors for Denver's Infragard
chapter. Jeremy is also an active member of
the Business Espionage Controls &
Countermeasures Association.
Director of IT at the centre, Mr. Wesley
Wharton indicated that the training course
came out of a need that exists in the
Federation to build the capacity of civil
servants in issues related to electronic
"In a day an age like this when everyone
uses computers on a daily basis whether it
be for commerce or for social interaction the
opportunities for utilizing them for various
kinds of fraud have increased. So we
absolutely have to invest in persons to
develop the expertise that is needed to
detect and investigate these types of
crimes," Mr. Wharton said.
He encouraged the participants to pay
full attention during the course and benefit
as much as possible. He said that it was his
hope that after such an intensive course that
each participant would have received the
necessary professional certification.
Mr. Edward Harris, a regional associate
to InfoSecInstitute out of St. Lucia, praised
the government of St. Kitts and Nevis for
possessing the foresight that made the
training course possible.
"We sit back here in the Caribbean and
feel that ICT is so far advanced in the Asian
countries and the more developed world,
InfoSecInstitute is in the forefront of
training in computer forensics so that is a
plus for us, it's a plus for St. Kitts, your
Government and the European project here
on ICT, you must be congratulated," He said

Congratulations to new

T&T Prime Minister



Suitably qualified persons are invited to apply to fill the post of
Financial Controller at the National Housing Corporation, East Park
Range, Basseterre, St Kitts.

Applicants must possess:
Either a Master's Degree in Accounting or a Professional
Certificate in Accounting or its equivalent
At least ten (10) years experience in the field of Accounting
At least five(5) years experience in a managerial position

The successful applicant will be responsible to the General Manager
of the Corporation for the proper performance of his/her duties, which
will include:
Managing the Accounts Department at the National Housing
Producing monthly Financial Statements to assist
Management's planning and decision-making
Producing Annual Audited Financial Statements
Being responsible for the accurate and timely
maintenance of the Corporation's Accounting System
Being responsible for the control and safe-keeping of the
Corporation's assets
Any other related duties as required by the job function

Salary will commensurate with qualification and experience,
within the Corporation's salary scale.

The following documents must be submitted:
Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae
Two (2) recent letters of reference
Certified copies of certificates

Winning with Women of St. Kitts wish
to congratulate the newly elected Prime
Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Hon.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar on her recent
victory at the polls and her appointment as
the first female Prime Minister of Trinidad
and Tobago. We celebrate and salute our
Caribbean sister on this historic

The Department of Gender Affairs
extends congratulations ot Mrs. Kamla
Persad-Bissessar for successfully leading

the People's Partnership coalition in the just
concluded elections in the Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago.
Mrs. Persad-Bissessar's success is a
testimony to women that opportunities
abound and that they can and should aspire
towards leadership in the public and private
It is only throughjoin leadership of men
and women that we in the Caribbean Region
will be able to realize quality and equity in
all spheres of the human development, be it
social, economic and political.

All documents must be submitted to:
The General Manager
National Housing Corporation
East Park Range
St Kilts


Interested persons should apply no later that June 7th, 2010.

You Nuh Hear? No

Songs Against PAM


By: Sotto Voce
Our Caribbean was full of drama in the past week. The state of
emergency in Jamaica took pride of place. The violence in Jamaica which
led to so many deaths and injured people was most unfortunate and
uncalled for in my humble view. Once the rule of law was allowed to
decide events, all this ought not to have happened. We in St. Kitts-
Nevis can teach them a lesson in how true democracy works in such
extradition matters.
Then there were the elections in Trinidad & Tobago on Monday,
where a Coalition of opposition parties, organizations and interests
toppled the incumbent P.N.M. Party by 29-12 seats. This had been
expected to be a close election, which the Prime Minister Manning had
called half-way through his third term in office. The end result saw the
emergence of their first female Prime Minister in Mrs. Kamla Persad-
Bissessar. The popular feeling in T&T is that it was more a no-confidence
vote in Mr. Manning than in the P.N.M., and that this was the way to get
rid of him. In any event, democracy was the winner.
St. Kitts-Nevis was not spared from its moment in the limelight. This
came by way of the Green Valley Festival's Calypso Competition. Kittitians
learnt with surprise and consternation that calypsonians were allegedly
told not to sing any "political" songs whatever that means. It is really
amazing that this is really happening in the 21st Century, in an enlightened
age, among a highly educated populace. I am still pinching myself to see
if this is real.
We have been accustomed in all competitions of that nature to hear
a full panoply of topics and presentations coming from our artistes. How
come now, in Green Valley Country, the home of Godfrey, Big Lice and
many more, they cannot sing on politics?
The story given is that the Committee and the event are non-political.
Since when that became so? Since the constituency representative
changed? Or because instead, the song made unpalatable revelations
for some people?
Such a restriction is totally out of place in a democratic, modern, free
St. Kitts-Nevis. Such madness ought not to have raised its ugly head in
our country. In fact, the prevailing view is that such a restriction definitely
introduces "politics" in that Committee's business. Can't be good. Songs
should be left to the artistes' desire. Provided slander and indecency are
left out, all is well. There's a traitor onboard. Examine the horns. Enough
on that for now.
While people are waiting on loser Lindsay Grant to exit the PAM

leadership, one of his
campaigners, Ask Washie
continues his bashing of the
LABOUR Leader without cease.
Seem to be a fixation with him. He
claims to speak for St. Kitts people
which Kittitians I wonder? Maybe
those up PAM headquarters.
When he entered elective politics
some years ago, he got 0 votes in
some boxes. You mean he can't
learn from that?
In the meanwhile, the Labour
Leader captured over 90% of votes
cast in his own Constituency. And
he led the Labour Party to a 4
consecutive term in office.
Washie's own mathematic
calculations deceiving him. He
can't talk for Kittitians with 0% of
He did get a dozen PAMites to
march around the so-called walls
of Jericho (Government
Headquarters) with him. The only
record he broke was for poor
attendance and support. Maybe
the voices of PAM who call in to
his show on their FM is adequate
encouragement for him.
It is very clear that Kittitians
don't want him or PAM. And
somebody needs to tell him that.
Whether he likes it or not, Labour
is in because it is more popular
than PAM here, and its policies,
philosophy and programmes are
preferable to Kittitians. So he
needs to ask himself if he really
understands his own people.
Then, the Democrat, last week,
highlighting alleged "corruption"
in our Government. Can you
imagine that? And their leader
using that word too? After all, he
either ain't got no political sense
or he stupid. I really wish he would
abandon the use of that word from

The Labour Spokesman

The first lesson on the path to
becoming a peacemaker is to stop
being at war with myself.
In meditation I can retreat into
the inner sanctuary of the soul and
enjoy the tranquil flow of loving
thoughts passing through my
Only when the turbulence of
my own mind has subsided can I
make peace with the world.
When I have developed some
degree of inner peace I can hear
the voice of my own wisdom and
know how and where to give
energy for the greatest benefit.
In a state of peace you can see
that behind anger there is pain and
sadness, that behind passive
silence there could be fear. With
mercy and acceptance you can
respond to those situations.
You do not lose peace because
of circumstances but because of
the struggle you create in your
mind between what you think
should be and what reality is.

To be accepting is not about
being passive. It is to be aware of
reality and to start working from
It is when we silence the
chattering of our mind that we can
truly hear what is in our heart and
find the still, clear purity that lies
within the soul.
Many times with the good
intention of solving a problem you
become part of the problem. In
order to accept the problem it is
more practical firstly to remain
silent and serene. It is not
necessary to understand the
causes but to find solutions.
Observe and reflect in silence and
then make a decision.
It is when I am silent within that
I can let God into my heart and
mind, filling me with peace, love
and power.
The Meditation Centre,
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his writings for the foreseeable future.
You think he knows the word Kittitians use to describe his
performance on the video with the investor/journalist at the Marriott
Hotel? That's one weird political leader indeed.
And how would he describe the acceptance of a bribe of U.S
$11 million or US$1.7 million for the chance to be first purchaser of certain
government lands?
And the arrangement to receive the money on a secret off-shore
account for the PAM Party benefit? How would he describe all this? You
think the word "corrupt" is applicable?
It would sure be nice if the PAM leader can let the public know when
he next writes on the topic. His coalition partner, the Sheriff, gone deaf
and dumb on this. He utters not a word. When will they both tell the
public about the righteousness of all this? Maybe the Sheriff hoarse and
he lost his voice. Somebody please help him with some medication to
clear his throat. He needs to get a speech recovery and clear his throat
on it. Right now he awfully slow off the mark on this. What's keeping
him back? For whether it is corruption or poor leadership, a rose by any
other name..........?
Oh, before I forget, Ask Washie broke new ground too. He was
highly critical of the government's housing programme by these small
"look-alike" homes. Maybe he got plenty money now or access to it
anyway, so he can talk foolishness. But the same Kittitians who he said
"are not foolish"; all aspire to acquiring/owning one. It is called
empowerment through house and land ownership.
All four political parties are "guilty" of it. They have all built the
homes for the benefit of those who otherwise would not be able to
afford such on their income.
Our government has given some 2500 families the "start in life" they
need to own a home. They see it as far better than renting the old,
dilapidated houses from landlords who exploit the shortage of homes
for rent through high, excessive rents.
This start in life is abig thing for the home-owners. Their children get
free primary and secondary education, free books at the High School
level, and a start for tertiary level education at our C.F.B. College.
So running negative vybes on our traditional housing programmes
is making anti Labour Party attacks lack taste and substance. The people
really can't get enough homes like these. He will not get any support for
such foolish comments from the NRP, the CCM, or even his own friends
in PAM. The PAM are proud of the 296 homes they built between 1980
and 1995. Only jealously now killing them because the Labour
Government built near ten times as many in a similar 15-year period.
And Ask Washie sometimes needs to ask himself if chatting/writing
such foolishness does his name any credit.
Meanwhile, I hope the other communities do not follow the Green
Valley when they organise their Festivals and ban "political" calypsos.
That arose, I suppose, because the song was not cursing Labour. They
could have come straight out and tell the artistes, "look nuh, it's okay to
attack Labour, but not PAM."
I never heard such nonsense before in my sinful life. But what you
expect? The brand new #8 Rep back on the Committee (or his influence



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FirstCaribbean International

Bank Committed to the Regional
To ur is m In dus try FirstCaribbean International Bank
showed its commitment to

Bridgetown, Barbados, May
26, 2010. As the Caribbean's
tourism industry continues to look
for ways to stay competitive
amidst increasingly stiff
competition, it can count on an
ongoing relationship with an old
friend. For the fifth year,

supporting the regional tourism
industry as the patron sponsor of
the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism
Investment Conference (CHTIC)
held in Puerto Rico.
The Bank's patron
sponsorship of CHTIC is one
component of its Strategic


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Partnership with the Caribbean
Hotel and Tourism Association
(CHTA) which demonstrates its
long term commitment to the
industry so vital to the economies
of most Caribbean countries.
Managing Director of
Corporate Banking, Mark Young
commented: "As a leading pan-
Caribbean bank, we have crafted a
vision that mandates us to be
unwaveringly dedicated to
forming strong partnerships with
communities and nations across



our region. It is through initiatives
like these that we are better able to
position the Caribbean as a region
with a globally competitive tourism
The prestigious industry
conference brings together
investors from around the world
seeking investment opportunities
in the region.
Mr. Young along with the
Bank's Hospitality Sector
Specialist, Donna Wellington
participated in a number of
sessions, including "Caribbean
Open for Business" and
"Successful Development
Strategies for Independent
"The feedback was positive

and we are excited about the
outcomes from the ideas generated
at the sessions during the
Conference," Mr. Young said.
"Additionally, we were pleased
to be recognized by the CHTA
Education Foundation for our 2009
scholarship support. At
FirstCaribbean we are committed
to supporting activities that
benefit our region's tourism
industry and consequently, aid the
development of our region's
economy. This is why we have
invested, over the past three
years, in the development of the
careers of our young people
seeking to further educational
opportunities in the hotel
industry," he concluded.

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The Labour Spokesman

14 SI The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MAY 28TH 2010

Leslie Connor (left) holds a meeting in his office with
Imran Liburd (standing), Hon Glenn Phillip, and
Cuthbert Caines, administrative officer, Youth

YES Programme adopts

dress code

BASSETERRE ST. KITTS (May 25, 2010) -The country's youth is
reaping from the visionary action taken by Prime Minister Dr Denzil
Douglas one year ago when he spearheaded the creation of the Youth
Empowerment through Skills (YES) Programme.
Leslie Connor, manager at the YES Programme secretariat, while in
full praise of the Prime Minister's vision, has said that they have embarked
on moving the programme forward by consolidating the gains with the
first step being the adoption of a dress code for the YES Programme
students which will restructure their outward outlook.
"What we are trying to do is to bring some discipline to the YES
Programme as we move forward," noted Connor. "Our intention is to
ensure that we get most of the classes in uniform because we find that
by doing that they look more respectable. They themselves would learn
to know they should dress properly and that we are preparing them for
the workplace."

Hospitality and hotels trades students
class at the Keys Community Centre.

Contributed By: Shaday Peters

Making sound decisions based on 'the info at hand only'
appears to work best early in the week when
cooperation and luck team up to make a 'magic combo'
of some kind but you MAY'undo' the good you've done
by the 26/27th if you allow petty feelings, ego or fear to
unravel your focus. Direct your impulses with control the
27/28th when you could be 'steeped' with work and
extra duty.

Great strides can be made this week, especially near or
around the 25/26th and again the 28th. Make sure you
'stay on top of ongoing projects the 26/27th DO NOT
'assume' they are 'so close to the finish line' that any
level of momentum or 'all that has to happen is' finish
off, will carry it for you. That type of thinking can sink
your happy little ship in a heartbeat this week. Return
calls fast the 28th or risk 'send out the wrong


Here, your attention span, focus and devotion to detail
can 'make or break' what appears to be a busy and
prosperous week that is NOT devoid of its share of
problems that need to 'quickly be solved' especially near
the 25th and 27th. Some travel and/or dealing with
issues 'a distance away' is likely, especially near the
26th to 29th and distractions due to fatigue, illness or
some level of 'disability' is possible. Double check all
amounts and figures before 'the next stage' of spending,
investing or deciding.

Ca ncer
Finish, finish and FINISH are the best three pieces of
advice I can give you this week. The 'follow through' is
everything, especially if you can 'wrap up' and/or 'be
where you need to be' timing or financially by or before
the 27th. Cooperation takes a sharp turn downward after
mid day the 27th. Long distance dealing and/or
communications appear necessary the 28th as does
'answering for' or explaining.

Keep the ball rolling once you've got movement and
momentum. Stop or take a break and it can all fall into
various directions quickly, especially near the
uncooperative energies of the 25/26th and the more
scattered energies of the 27/28th. Roping anything in
successfully will have to be a mile stone event this
week. Working 'late hours' for very little gain is likely the
27th but appears almost 'unavoidable' for many of you.

IF you double check the bottom line, make sure all
amounts and facts are up to snuff before 'taking the next
step' or 'handing it off to the next person/phase' most of
your week should go well except for the possible 'extra
work/duty' that could be hidden in the 26th to 28th.
Some'last minute pass off near the 27th appears to be
the most likely source of the problem. Travel or
you/someone'being gone' may add to the equation.

Bogus info may hit in your career life as well and
checking all facts and speculation would be wise. Get a
pro's take on any important financial decisions before
you invest, spend or bail! Steady nerves may pay off big
time. Take a step back from any situation where 'ego'
seems to be afoot the 25th to 27th, especially if Aries,
Gemini, Leo, Scorpio or Capricorn personalities are
involved! Bosses/big clients or coworkers or industry
pals can be 'off this week.

Strong energies of'discernment' are showing up in your
career life too and there WILL be some Stingers who
decide to 'chuck it all' this week and abandon projects,
jobs, positions and who find the struggle between their
ego and the status quo comes to 'loggerheads' this
week nears the 25th to 28th with the 26th as THE 'hot
spot' day for likely discord. IF you 'wake mid tussle' and
feel you have made an 'error' in any way; drop back,
stall and come at it again near the evening of the 29th.

Good strides are indicated the 24/25th with excellent
profit potential likely and we are talking 'huge amounts'
here. Landing 'the really big fish' may be easier than
expected. Some minor setback potential is possible near
the delays of the 26/27th but they can be avoided with
careful 'double checking' and the good old 'follow
through.' Take the 'next step' and give any 'assumptions'
the boot the 28th Return all messages quickly both the
26th and the 28th.

Having to 'fly it solo' the 24/25th may not be such a bad
idea this week! Chances are you'll do a better job if left
alone. Keep your presence 'low key' near the 26th and
definitely do NOT stick your nose in any office gossip,
dealings of other coworkers [private or career related] or
where it does not belong. Your willingness to help
begins to rise sharply the 26th, peeks the 27th and
drops back the 28th. An eagerness to 'showcase your
talents' may land you in overload city before you know it.

AQua rlus
Your stars show excellent opportunities and impressive
profit potential in the 24th to 26th. Hustle your butt and
make hay while the sun shines as there is an impressive
amount of hay to be made! Power people appear to
favor you, coworkers are for the most part 'contributory
and cooperative' and progress moves impressively.
Some travel and/or success with long distance dealings
is likely near the 27/28th but only if you have 'planned
well' and communicate frequently.

Most of your professional talents appear to be greatly
appreciated this week and career/job is an excellent
place to 'hide out' and spend the 'Lion's share' of your
time and effort this week. Pay backs appear promising,
especially any 'long distance deals' near both the 25th
and 27/28th. Power people are cooperative for the most
part but a small 'dumping' of some kind is possible early
on the 27th but it may be due to 'unavoidable'
circumstances and actually may end up 'making you
look indispensable!'

Leslie Connor (standing left), flanked by instructor Dominic Stevens,
addresses the YES Programme students at Keys Community Centre.

According to Connor, this is a view that has the blessings of the
Cabinet as was articulated last week by the Minister of Information
Technology, HonNigel Carty, especially on the issue of discipline among
the students. The YES Secretariat has had extensive discussions with
the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Hon Glenn Phillip, on the same
"For me dress code is important and if you dress properly it makes
you feel complete," said Connor. "Without that, putting a dress code in
place, it may mean students come dressed anyhow and don't care what
you tell them how to dress, they would wear what they want to wear.
"Therefore as a way of moving the project forward we are making
sure that they dress properly. We are not putting a burden on them as to
say we have a standard colour, but have given them the opportunity to
choose a colour with the name attached on the shirt so that they could
be properly identified and by doing that it puts them in a position to

realise that they have
responsibility and they can no
longer do things they way they
want to do it."
Last week, the YES Programme
Secretariat manager, accompanied
by Imran Liburd, Programme field
officer, and Vernon Henderson of
the Department of Youth Skills,
called on the YES Programme
hospitality and hotel trades class
at the Keys Community Centre,
where he complimented the
students and their instructor,
Dominic Stevens, for being the
first class to wear a uniform.

According to Connor, the
whole idea is to set the tone and
put the YES Programme in abetter
position than it was before when
it comes to dress code and the way
people come to class and they
attend class. He added that
behaviour and attitude among the
students is a virtue the programme
wants to put on the front burner.
"The Prime Minister worked
very hard to ensure that the young
people are empowered in some
way and not only empowered in
some way, but also given a weekly
stipend to help them through these

hard economic times," commented
Connor. "We surely we cannot
afford to let Dr Douglas down by
having students who appear to be
"The students have got to
recognize and learn that they have
got to respect themselves and
then they will be able to respect
other people too and therefore we
move forward in putting them in
uniform so they would realise too
that they have responsibilities to
themselves, when they carry the
logo of the YES Programme."

The Labour Spokesman


PM Douglas tells

Bermudians the "blood that

unites St. Kitts and Nevis is

stronger that the water that

divides" both islands
- St. Kitts and Nevis' Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L.
Douglas told the Bermuda House of Assembly last Friday
(May 21st) that he will return to the twin-island Federation
ever mindful of the fact that the blood that unites St. Kitts
and Nevis and Bermuda "is stronger than the water that
divides us."
Dr. Douglas, who was invited on an official visit to the
British Overseas Territory in the Atlantic by Bermuda's
Premier, Dr, the Hon. Ewart Brown, told the lawmaking body
he was "deeply honoured to have been invited to address
this august institution and to bring greetings to the
Government and fine people of Bermuda, on behalf on my
own Government and the proud people of the Federation of
St. Kitts and Nevis"
He told Bermuda Parliamentarians that Bermuda figures
prominently in the hearts and minds of the people of St.
Kitts and Nevis and the interest in the Bermuda islands has
been both substantial and of very long standing and for
very good reasons.
"The mere idea, Mr. Speaker, that there is a Kittitian
community in Bermuda, with whom I will have the honour
of interacting, bears powerful testimony to the extent of the
bonds that connect our worlds. And it bears testimony to
the emotional, familial, and historical linkages between the
people of our islands and the people of yours. If anyone
doubts the strength of these bonds, your Gombey troupes
and our Masquerades stand ready to colourfully,
dramatically, and vibrantly convince them otherwise," said
Prime Minister Douglas, who noted that some 60% of
Bermudan families can trace their ancestry, in some way, to
St. Kitts and Nevis.
"This statistic pleases me. It pleases me because I am
keenly aware of the strength, the resilience, and the
determination of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. And we
all know that throughout the world, the people of Bermuda
are respected for their sense of focus, for their discipline,
for their standards," said Dr. Douglas, who pointed out that
"these positive traits being common to both your people
and mine, are best explained by our shared genealogy."
Stating that out of travail often comes triumph, Dr.
Douglas said he believes that the intersecting and
interlocking histories of Bermuda and St. Kitts ands Nevis
bear out the contribution of Kittitians and Nevisians to the
economic, political and social development of Bermuda.
"Many years ago the phenomenal infrastructural
development that created opportunities for employment in
Bermuda, was the pull factor for Kittitians and Nevisians of
courage and determination who ventured into the unknown,
those many years make their way to a land they had
never seen and circumstances of which they could not be
sure all in their determination to build a better life for
themselves and those who depended on them," noted Prime
Minister Douglas.
"The result was a social and economic symbiosis, the
positive ramifications of which are, today, clear for all to
see: Bermuda benefited from the dedication of the Kittitians
and Nevisians who came here to be part of the infrastructural
transformation process; Kittitians and Nevisians benefited
from the opportunities provided by Bermuda to effectively
transform a vision into reality. Most importantly, the
uncertainties that had plagued the unmet needs of both
parties, were soon transformed into tangible and quantifiable
progress for all. Today therefore, onbehalf of my Government
and people, I will formalize that cultural cooperation and
bond between our people, which will open yet another
chapter in the history of our people and our respective
countries," said the St. Kitts and Nevis leader.

Photo: St. Kitts and Nevis 'Prime Minister Hon. Dr Denzil L.
Douglas addresses the Bermuda House of Assembly as Speaker
e(rl,' House Hon. Stanley Lowe, and ClerkMs. Ms. Shernette
ll oltte and other Parliamentarians including Premier Dr the
Hon. EwartBrowne I listen.

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A.D. 2010



In the Matter of Section 144 of the Title by
Registration Act Cap. 279, and in the matter of an
Application by Izola Gilbert for the issue of a new
Certificate of Title for a lot of land being No. 36 of
Bourryeaux Gate Residential, Commercial and
Industrial Development to replace a lost Certificate
of Title recorded in Register Book B3 Folio 214.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IZOLA GILBERT of Upper Bamboo Street, Molineaux, St.
Kitts, has applied to the Registrar of Titles for the issue of replacement Certificate of Title
in lieu of the following Certificate of Title on the basis that the said original Certificate of
Title has been irrecoverably lost by misadventure namely a Certificate of Title dated 14th
June, 2002 and registered in Book B3 Folio 214 of the Register of Titles for St.
Christopher, the land contained in said Certificate of Title being ALL THAT lot of land
hereditaments and premises known as Lot No. 36 of Bourryeaux Gate Residential,
Commercial and Industrial Development in the Parish of Christ Church in the Island of St.
Christopher containing by admeasurement 5,400 square feet and bounded and measuring
as follows: On the North East by Lot No. 35, 90.00 feet, On the South-East partly by Lot
No. 50 and partly by Lot NO. 49, 60.00 feet, On the South-West by Lot No. 37, 90.00 feet
and on the North-West by a public road, 60.00 feet.

Any person who may be in possession of the aforesaid Certificate of Title or may have any
information that may lead to its recovery is asked to contact Gonsalves Hamel-Smith of
Suite 26A, Sands Complex, George Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts, Solicitors for the

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16 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MAY 28TH 2010

Senior Police official

commends NIA for

joint approach to

fighting crime
CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 27,2010) -A Senior Member of the
Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Nevis Division,
commended the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for what a timely
Symposium on Crime hosted by the Premier's Ministry. He said the event
sought to garner the views of the public, in an effort to reclaim the
society in the midst of the pervasive but controllable phenomenon of
Police Inspector Andre Mitchel's comment came on Wednesday
when he delivered a report entitled Anti-social Behaviour in Our Society,
at the Symposium at the Pinneys Beach Hotel Conference Centre. The
event's theme was "Reclaiming our Society".
"It is our firm belief that reclaiming our society has to start with the
society itself. We live in a small society that is armed with information,
ideas, strong opinions and I believe, a willingness to work towards ridding
itself of crimes committed by a few misguided youths, who are bent on
making a living from dishonesty and destroying the fabric and future of
our country, by associating themselves in gangs and shooting their
fellowmen for no apparent reason," he said.
According to Inspector Mitchel, the approach to curb crime in this
modem era had to be one in which the police and members of the society
worked closely together with a common understanding, message and
He explained that the police's message was that anti social behaviour
by a few misguided youth would not be tolerated and a zero tolerance
approach was encouraged in that regard.
"To this end for the past few months the Police in the Nevis Division
have engaged the public in a number of meetings. These meetings have
been held in a number of areas including Cotton Ground, Hanley's Road,
New Castle, Hard Times and Hamilton. This afternoon we are going to
Barnes Ghaut. The members of the community are giving their
suggestions, ideas, opinions and we are listening and sharing with them
techniques in preventing crime.
"We have had an excellent exchange and information is flowing. We
have incorporated some of these suggestions into our planning and
decision making process. I am happy to say we are seeing results;
positive results.
"We have seen our detection rate jumped to 84 percent last month
and decline in criminal activity. We have brought 30 persons before the
Magistrates Court for possession of controlled drugs so far for this year
and again the information is flowing," he said.
The Police Inspector noted that it was the plan to continue the
outreach programme in the communities because it was their belief that
if the police were engaged in public service that the public should say
how well they have been served. If the public was not satisfied with the
service rendered by the police service it meant returning to the drawing
board to speak and examine what went wrong.
"It has to be a new approach, a new way of thinking if we are going
to stem the tide of crime and violence and reclaim our society from a
misguided few.
"We have our faults and we acknowledge that like in any organisation
there will be persons among us that are not truthful to their oath. Officers

Photo caption: Inspector Andre Mitchel of the Royal St. Kitts and
Nevis Police Force, Nevis Division (extreme left) with other senior
.ii,... including Head of the Nevis Police Division Superintendent
Samuel Seabrookes (second from left) at the Symposium on Crime
hosted by the Nevis Island Administration

who are giving below par
performances, officers who might
have instruct issues which has
served as a significant barrier to
the community. Our aim, no doubt,
would be to identify those and
weed them out," he said.
On the contrary, Inspector
Michel pointed to other officers
who went beyond the call of duty
and who worked tirelessly and
relentlessly to ensure that
members of the community slept
peaceful at nights.
In conclusion he stated that
the world over had become more
dangerous, complex and was a
greater need for persons with
integrity, textured sensibility and
a willingness to go the extra mile
to find solutions to problems
which often seemed intractable.
"Opportunities abound to
make our society a peaceful and
safe place but it is clear to us that
we must be prepared to harness
the power of the community as
partners if we are ever going to
withstand contemporary

The family of the late
Mervin Arlington Lorenzo Hazel, Snr.
deeply appreciates your kind expression of
sympathy in their great loss.
Your thoughts and concerns weu.
greatly appreciated.
The Hazel family finds
healing in God's tender embrace,
And in knowing others remembered and cared.

challenges in our fight against
crime and violence. I would say to
you it is time for action. It is time
for collaboration in reclaiming our
"It is in this context we will give
full expression to the synergies of
organisational and individual

Reconstruction of

Hamilton Road still on

NIA's agenda
CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 27,2010) -Reconstruction of the
Hamilton Road on the outskirts of Charlestown, is still on the Nevis
Island Administration's (NIA) agenda. The assurance came from Minister
responsible for Communication and Works on Nevis Hon. Carlisle Powell,
in a recent interview with the Department of Information.
He said although the Administration had already undertaken and
completed several road projects throughout the island, the rehabilitation
of the Hamilton Road was much more complicated and costly and as
such a lengthier process.
"We actually have a design for Hamilton. Hamilton is much more
challenging because of the water and I have made that clear to the
general public on more than one occasion.
"When rain falls there is a tremendous amount of water which comes
down the Hamilton main road and various roads. So when we looked at
that and we did the designs which were done and completed by Surrey
Paving, just the drainage works alone was almost $ Imillion because of
the huge amounts of water which comes down that road," he said.
Mr. Powell explained that at present most of the water from Hamilton
Road ended up in Charlestown and work had been undertaken in
Charlestown to get rid of that water. However, he noted that the new
plans would channel the water which emits from Hamilton and environs
"What has been designed for us is something that would see not
only water coming from Hamilton proper all the way down the road but
we want to take the water from up by the Jehovah Witness Church
[upper Government Road] as well connect it with the Club Tremming
area [upper Pump Road] and drain that across to the Bath Ghaut so that

Public Notice

The Alliance Francaise will be hosting the internationally
recognized DELF/DALF Examinations during the week of June
14th. We invite u to register yourself or your child/children for
DELF/DALF from the 25th of May to June 10th. The registration
fee is $50.
Furthermore, the Alliance will be offering 4 classes intended
for DELF preparation on the 1st, 5th, 8th and 12th of June.
Classes on the 5th and 8th will be held from 4: pm to 6: pm
while classes on the 8th and 12th will be held from 9: am to 12:
pm. The fee for these classes is $120.00.
We sincerely hope that you take part in this valuable opportunity
offered by the Alliance Francaise.

responsibilities and good
citizenship, a behaviour that under
grids the very essence of
contemporary policing. Together
we can work to make Nevis and by
extension St. Kitts and Nevis a
safer place to live, work and raise
our children," he said.

Minister of Communication and
Works on Nevis Hon. Carlisle
Powell (file photo)

that water does not come into
"If that water comes into
Charlestown as it does now and
we have any prolong rain showers,
Charlestown will come to a
standstill. We cannot afford that,
we have gone past those days,"
the Minister explained.
Recently, roads were
reconstructed in Nisbett
Settlement, Ramsbury, and
Craddock Road in the vicinity of
the Vern 'N" Lew Preschool.
Works are ongoing on Hanley's
Road in Gingerland.


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Meet ovur

Cons ctenceC

That topic introduces us to a three part study which I trust will
enlighten us, educate us and hopefully help us to understand what
conscience is and how it functions. The German philosopher,
Immanuel Kant, once wrote: "Two things fill the mind with ever-
increasing wonder and awe...... the starry heavens above me and
the moral law within me."
What is conscience? The word "CONSCIENCE" in our English
language comes from two Latin words "Com" means "with" or
"together" and scio means "I know". From the Latin, our English
word "conscience" means "to know with" or "to know together".
To know with what? To know with ourselves and to know within
ourselves. Conscience is that inner knowledge that helps us know
ourselves. In my opinion that was precisely what Charles Wesley
meant when he wrote: I want a principle within/of watchful, Godly
The truth is we cannot escape conscience. We have to live
with it. We can argue with our conscience. We can defile our
conscience. We can harden our conscience, but we will never get
rid of our conscience. Indeed it may misfunction because we force
it to misfunction, but it will always be there. Sad is the life where
conscience does not work the way God intended it to work.
Let me illustrate the paragraph above by way of this story I
read. An American Indian who was a Christian once said, "In my
heart there is an arrow head with three points to it.
If I do wrong, the arrow head turns and it cuts me. If I do
wrong too much, I wear out the points and it doesn't hurt me quite
too much. Nut when the pain is gone, watch out!
Conscience therefore, is that inner faculty that indicates to us
whether our actions are right or wrong, according to the standards
within our hearts. Put another way, the conscience is that innate
faculty in a man's spirit that attaches itself to the highest that the
man knows."
Conscience is not the law; conscience bears witness to the
law. Conscience is not the standard; conscience bears witness to
the standard. Needless to say, in different parts of the world there
are different standards. The question is whose standard are we
Conscience can guide us aright if we have the right standard.
Everyone has experienced this. If we treat one way or the other,
tell a lie or do something we simply should not do, our conscience
bother us (or used to). Something down inside keeps reminding us
that we should not have done it.

Of course some people have so abused their conscience that
it doesn't bother them anymore. For these people we can only
feel pity.
When Adam and Eve sinned against God it is written that they
hid themselves. The reason is obvious. Their consciences were
bothering them. No wonder they were afraid. (Genesis 1).
When David cut off part of Saul's skirt while Saul was asleep,
David's heart smote him (see 1 Samuel 24: 1-6). That's conscience.
He knew that he should not have done this to the King of Israel.
Even though Saul was not a godly man, he was the king. David
could not respect the man, but he had to respect the office. That
is important. His conscience bothered him when he treated the
king that way.
Solomon was right on the ball when he wrote: "The wicked
flee when no man pursueth" (Prov 29:1) that's conscience.
In the New Testament days the word "conscience" was not a
strange word. It was used by the Greek people in their everyday
conversation. It meant "the pain we feel when we do wrong".
The ball is in our court so to speak regarding conscience. We

may stifle it, we may even
quench it or defile it. But we
will never be able to escape it.
Conscience will always be
there attaching itself to the
highest standard we know. And
the standard we adopt will
determine whether we have a
pure conscience or an evil
conscience or a scared
Suffice it to say as we
increase our knowledge of God
and respect for the Bible, we
will live no longer by rules and
regulations, but by love and
Godly principles.

The two words/names point
to the same organ inside us.
There is a Proverb which says
"A guilty conscience needs no
accuser. English literature fans
may recall John Milton's words
in Paradise Regained "Let his
tormentor, conscience, find him
To elucidate the point permit
me to refer to the Apostle Pau's
description of the functioning of a
healthy operable conscience.
Consider this text. "For when the
Gentiles, who have not the law, do
by nature the things contained in
the law, these, having not the law,
are a law unto themselves; show
the work of the law written in their
hearts, their conscience also
bearing witness, and their
thoughts the meanwhile accusing
or else excusing one another"
(Romans 2: 14-15).
The Gentiles were never given
the Law; the Law was given to the
Jews. But the Gentiles have the
work of the Law written in their
hearts. Notice that Paul did not say
they have the Law written within
their hearts. However, that does
not happen until you are
converted. When one is
converted, then the Holy Spirit
begins to write the Law of God in
one's heart, hence one knows right
from wrong. But the unconverted
can know right from wrong
because their conscience bears
Remember when we were
little children, even before we
understood all that was involved
in ethics and morals, that when
we did something wrong,
something would bother us
down inside? That was
In the inner man is a courtroom.
A judge sits at the bench, and that
judge is also the witness and jury!
That whole "group" in the
courtroom is known as
conscience. The judge does not
make the law; he/she only applies
the law. When you and I do
something right, then our
conscience says, "That's good!

In Memoriam
In loving Memory of
our dear beloved
Mother, Grandmother,
Aunt, Teacher, and
Madame Zenaida Katzen
Who departed this life on 30th May, 2002

We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought of you yesterday,
And all the days before that too.
They say time heals all sorrows and help us to forget
But these last years have shown us how much we miss
To us you were so special
What more is there to say- except to wish with all our
hearts that you wre here with us today.
May Her Soul Rest In Peace.
Signed: Keith Williams on behalf of the family.

Perhaps they are not stars in the
sky, but rather openings where our
loved ones shine down to let us
know they are happy.

In Loving Memory
Valentine "Valon" Drew
Who departed this life
on 16th May, 2009

It has been one year since you have left us; a day
has not gone by that you are not in our thoughts.
The memories of your time with us will be
remembered forever!
You are truly missed
by your loving Mother-
Violet Drew, your entire family and friends

SIn Memoriam
In loving memory of a beloved Father, Grandfather,
Uncle, and Friend.
Who died on 1st June, 2002

Beyond the fields, beyond the hills,
SBeyond our farthest sight, There is a home where all is peace,
A place of endless light.....
Although we cannot see that world,
With faith, we understand
That some how loving thoughts will find
IOur loved one in that land.

Signed by: Viola Jeffers (Daughter) on behalf his
of Children and Grandchildren




That's good!" it does a not accuse, it approves.
When on the other hand we do something wrong, that inner judge
that inner witness says to us, "you are wrong! You are wrong!" And it
hurts. Conscience as we can figure out is judicial conscience does not
make the law. Conscience bears witness to the law. Conscience functions
according to the law that we have. If we are given a standard and that
standard is not right, conscience will still work accordingly. The important
thing is to have the right standard so that conscience can work the way
God intended that it should.
(To be continued).

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18 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MAY 28TH 2010

Workshop To Improve

Skill Set Of Local

Musicians And Music

By a Contributor
A Department of Culture organized workshop seeks to add to the
abilities of musicians and music lovers alike by exposing them to an
introductory course on Tonic Sol Fa, a note recognition technique.
The workshop will extend over a four day period beginning on June
8th and ending on June 11th at the Basseterre High School Music Room
for one hour nightly. Facilitator of the course, Music Specialist, Nigel
Williams indicated that upon completion of the course participants would
be able to relate sounds to the appropriate musical notes.
"Using this technique a person would be able to recognize notes or
pitches by just listening. It would allow you to learn music easier whether
you are a vocalist or player. This technique will allow you to understand
the sound of various notes and be able to reproduce these sounds with
or without an instrument," He said.
Mr. Williams went on to say that "not only will participants hone
their listening skills but the Tonic Sol Fa technique would also help
persons to become better sight readers, in other words one would be
able to look at a piece of music and know exactly how it sounds without
playing it."
He encouraged band members, choir directors and music teachers
and other members of the music fraternity to take part in the workshop,
citing that it would encompass every aspect of music and is of great
According to Williams a workshop of this type would be valued at
some US$150 per session. Participant in St. Kitts and Nevis though
would benefit from free sessions.
Mr. Williams has been surrounded by music since his pre-teenyears.
He is currently the Musical Director for the St. Kitts-Nevis Defense
Force Band and has played along with the Police Brass, Le Matt and the
G.I Brass and has also played with local bands and is the present leader
of local calypso band, the Legends band.
Persons interested in taking part in the course can contact the
Department of Culture at 467-1388 for registration or Mr. Nigel Williams
at 662-5597.

New Product Tested On

Local Road
By a Contributor
A new road pavement construction product was recently tested on a
100meter by 7meter stretch of road located at the Buckleys and Olivees
junction roundabout in St. Kitts to determine whether its use would
reduce costs and increase road durability within the Federation.
The polymer-based product SoilFix, was developed by Romix
International, a Road and Pavement Construction Company based in
South Africa.
Estimated to be some 40% cheaper than the traditional method of
road construction, Mr. Pieter Princeloo, Managing Director at the
company swears by his product saying that after this testing period the
Government of St. Kitts and Nevis would choose to continuing use his
product throughout the federation.
Romix International has already been successful in other Caribbean
islands including Trinidad and Guyana who have already begun to
implement a widespread application of the product within their road
construction process.
Princeloo took the opportunity to explain to this newspaper the
process by which the road would be paved.
"We prepared the site by lifting off the top layers of soil and clearing
the bush from around the road and then replacing the material. The soil
was then loosened with a grader, then we used a water blaster and to
spray the product mix in water on to the demarcated area. The grader is
used once again to mix the product into the soil, we will adjust its moisture
content then shape the road and compact it finely. Then the road is
ready for asphalt application in a number of days."
He said that the way the product worked was to stabilize the soil and
bind the soil particles together so that it doesn't erode forming dust or
mud. The product would also migrate downwards into the sub-base and
sub-grade layers and giving the road a thicker layer of strength.
The junction was reopened to the public after the process was
finished. This was done to help the product to become more compacted
thus building its strength.

Silver Jubilee Stadium

To House

Championship Games
By a Contributor
The Silver Jubilee Stadium is the venue for the 13thBiennial Caribbean
Union of Teachers Championship as St. Kitts plays host to the regional
games. Scheduled to take place over the June 23rd-25th weekend the
championship meet will see participating teams from 21 islands within
the region.
Organized forthe first time inBarbados 1986, the CUT Championship
was developed to allow children ages 8-15 to take part in some regional
competition. It was recognized by the CUT that sports played a significant
role in regional integration as such the Championships was organized to
bring together the students and teachers of the Caribbean for a few days
of friendly competition, camaraderie and co-operation.
This is the second time that the twin island Federation has hosted
the games, the first was 16 years earlier in 1994 where the St. Kitts team
managed to capture third place.
Head coach for Team St. Kitts, Mr. Anthony Wiltshire said that this
was the first time since 1994 that St. Kitts would be able to participate
with a full squad of 40 members. Lack of funding made it impossible for
the under 9 members of the squad to travel abroad to other venues for
the meet. Wiltshire believed that now with the games being held on
home turf Team St. Kitts would have the opportunity to outdo their 1994
"In 1998 Team St. Kitts took part in the games with only five members
and placed within the top ten countries. With the advantage of a full
squad I believe we can do much better," he said.
The children will participate in events categorized by their age. The
under 9 category will participate in an 80m and 150m races, the 4xl00m
relay and the long jump, because of their activities for the children in this
category are limited.
The under 11 participants would take part in 100m, 200m, long jump,
4x100m relay and the cricket ball throw.
The under 13 participants will take part in three additional events,
the 400m race, the shot put and the highjump while 14 and 15 year olds
would take part in all events and also the javelin throw and discus throw.
Open races at the meet would include the 800m, 1500m and the medley
As host country the St. Kitts Teacher's Union (SKTU) is responsible

for the organization of the event.
This responsibility would extend
to seeking sponsorship that would
meet any expense incurred locally.


High hosts

its first



By a Contributor
Today (Friday May 28th) the
Verchilds High School opened its
doors to the general public to host
its first Industrial Art Exhibition
and Annual Open Day.
Small items found around the
home, including night stands,
napkin holders, dressing tables,
medicine chests that were made by
students and teachers will be on
display during the day long event.
According to the Head of the
Industrial Art and Art & Technical
Drawing Department, Mr. Lonzo
Wilkinson, the Industrial Art
Exhibition is being hosted to give
students and teachers alike the
opportunity to showcase the
projects they have been working
on throughout the year.
"We want the surrounding

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3-sec cano be bouIhI.

It mus be eand Par1

Dear reader, I was not trying to hog all of the fame for myself in Part
1 of my article. I just wanted to show the trials, the temptations, the
challenges and the rough seas a person has to experience, before he or
she could gain recognition.
There were the George McMahons, the Austin Eddies, the Manny
Martins, the Stanley Franks Jnr, the Terry Adams, the Fitzroy Bryants,
the Karlweis Liburds, the Clement Hicks, the Alphonso Hobsons, the
Charlie Gumbs, the Robert Mannings, the Sam Condors, the Chiefie
Wades, the Arthur Thompsons, the B.T Rawlins, the Bertram McMahon,
the Eustace Buttie Millards, the Rev. Hodges, the Alexis Knights, the
Ray Johns, the Larry Byrons, the Kenneth Taylors and many more who
grieve my heart for not remembering the contribution they have made to
the game, including Euclid Hanley and Vincent Williams and Mikes Harris.
Despite the sanctity of some of our referees (some of them were
Ministers of Religion), none of them stood out like Chiefie Wade. Perhaps
it was his imposing figure, tall, dark, handsome, distinguished moustache;
impeccably dressed he commanded the respect of players and supporters.
No one dared to cross over or under the flimsy rope which acted as a
barrier to keep spectators from the touch line.
Coupled with his imposing figure, was the fact that Chiefie Wade
was also an Inspector in our Police force and was in charge of the Traffic
Department. He never seemed to be upset under any circumstance and
only had to stand and face the spectator who thought that he or she
possessed more human rights than the others to observe more of the
game. Such person or persons could be seen scampering back behind
the ropes and out of sight of this imposing figure.
None of Chiefie's games ran into disrepute because when Chiefie
blew the whistle, he stuck to his guns. He was fit and always present in
the game. The players felt his presence at all times and had to be on their
p's and q's.
When I started out as a Referee, Chiefie Wade was my mentor. I did
not possess his imposing figure, but I was prepared to undergo what
trials and tribulations in order to reach there and, come what may, I was
going to reach there.
In 1973, after training the National Netball Team, Mr. Leroy Ponteen
and myself formed the Ziptide Football Club of New Town. The Ziptide
was placed in the Third Division of the Football League, rose to Second
Division and was relegated to Third Division before bouncing back to
Second Division under Ivan Hobson as Coach and Earle Clarke as Trainer
and Physio. Only one team was promoted from Second Division to First
Division and one from 1st Division relegated to Second Division.
Ziptide and Superstars of The Village topped the Second Division
chart with the same points and goal averages. The Football Association
ordered a play off between the two teams. New Town (Ziptide) won the
encounter, but, because of the high performance of both teams, the
Association decided to promote both teams to the First Division.
It was after the promotion of the First Division that the name was
changed form Ziptide to The New Town United Football Club. After
Chiefie Wade retired from refereeing, it took a nose dive. Apparently, the
other Referees did not possess the same gumption as Chiefie and nobody
wanted to emulate him, nobody wanted him to be their mentor.
Everybody wanted to be the friend of the player and the supporters.
But this is totally impossible, because, at some time or other, a Referee
will have a bad day and the same player and spectators whom he wanted

Cayonites celebrates

another exciting year of

Green Valley

By Charles Miller Jr
Residents of the Cayon area
celebrated another Green Valley
Festival filled with talent, folklore
and excitement, starting last week
Thursday, May 20th Monday,
May 24th.
The official opening of the
Green Valley Festival took place at
Maynard Park, more commonly
known as Festival Village.
On Friday, May 21st, the
festivities got underway with the
Green Valley Festival Queen
Pageant and Junior Calypso
Competition. Six contestants

competed for the crown for this
year's Ms. Green Valley and four
contestants sang for the winning
title in the calypso competition.
Ivanka James took home the
title of Miss Green Valley with a
total of434points, with Shekeema
Williams in the first runner up
position, and Mahseeka Matthew
in the second runner- up position.
In the Junior Calypso
competition, Lord Scribbles, the
smallest of the competitors was
crowned king with his winning
tune "One People". Mighty Sarni
was given the first runner up
position with his song "Where Do
We Go From Here" and Mighty

to appease, will surely display
their displeasure of his not living
up to their expectations.
As I said in part one of my
series, after the threats and abuses
intensified, many of the Referees
whom I met there and who joined
after me and who could not take
the heat, decided to opt out,
leaving a void in the ranks of the
Referee Association. Many are the
times when I would have to referee
every day, both Second and First
Divisions. There was no working
unity with the Football
Association and the Referees'
Association. The officials of the
Football Association were
representatives of football clubs
who hated Referees with a
passion. They carried this hatred
over from their clubs to the
This open hostility between
the Associations could not auger
well for the development of
football. Nobody wanted to be a
Referee in this kind of unfriendly
environment. Some of the games
could not be played because
Referees were not turning up.
Mr. Vincent Williams of Old
Road started up his Old Road,
Verchilds, Halfway Tree Football
League and made demands of the
Referee's Association to supply
his League with officials.
As I have said before, some
Referees who could not take the
heat crossed the torch line and
went out of play. There was no
working relationship between the
Football Association and the
Referees'Association. There were
super Referees who congregated
on the hill and would criticize the
officiating Referee. Oh! How they
use to murder me when I
officiated? When their bad dog
came, their only comfort was
derived form the same officials
they castigated upon the hill.
Only another Referee could
understand the agonies another

Survivor the second runner up
position singing "Let Me Go".
The Senior Calypso
Competition was next on the list
of events on Saturday, May 22
where 10 calypsonians battled it
out in song for the top prize. One
calypsonian the Mighty Bra Bread
(a former Green Valley Calypso
King) was banned from the
competition after he attempted to
sing his second song "It Was Your
Choice" which the Green Valley
Festival top brass charged was a
political calypso and was too,
Singing Angie retained her
crown with her winning pieces
"Thanks" and "Heaven Knows".
Copperhead was awarded first
runner- up with his songs "Bring
the standard back up" and

It was at this time that the
Anthony Bergans, the Carlton
Duponts, the Anthony Rawlins
who were later to redraft our
Constitution, the Troy Mills, the
Weatherman Dorset, the Michael
Hanleys, the Stuart Rawlins, the
S Steadroy Techieras, the Sam
Franks and others.
We have to show appreciation
to the Trammings and the BT's
BY EARL CLAR E who crossed over the border of the
old Referees and continued to
Referee is undergoing, so, why work alongside the new
give fodder to the spectators to generation.
throw at us? Referees, receiving In all of my articles, I have
no recognition from the Football always implored my readers to
Association, did not show up for hold the moral high ground so that
scheduled games. As Secretary of your detractors could look up to
the Association I had to call on you. Never render evil for evil, but
Mr. Ian'Patches' Liburd on many render evil with good. I was
occasions to assist me. He did a walking along Central Street in
very good job when he was Basseterre, when I saw one of my
invited. He later joined the tormentors hopping along the
Association and became its road. I stopped him and asked
President. He initiated Sunday what was wrong. He was suffering
morning sessions at the Park, from an injury he sustained from
where all Referees would come his last match and he had one
together and have a common match coming up in days.
understanding and interpretation Talkers played Dominos at the
of the laws of the game. Park and I told him to meet me there
The Association ordered more at 7:00pm the same day. To my
Laws of the game, more note surprise, he brought two more
books, more red and yellow cards, players. I looked after them for a
more uniforms and socks and he few nights. They were able to play
professionalized the First Division their next match while I diluted the
Games. Instead of having every antagonism of these three players,
Tom, Dick and Harry officiating as their team still continued to sow
linesmen, a well groomed Referee terror on me. One of the new
would control the lines. At the start generation, showed promise, but,
of the game, instructions were being closely associated with him,
given out. The Senior Linesman I realized that he did not possess
would operate the Western line and that deep character to which he
the junior, the Eastern line. would be categorised as a good
Games were to be blown off if Referee.
there were any infringements by One First Class game, this
spectators encroaching into the ambitious young Referee was
field of play. scheduled to officiate in his first
The new recruits were to game involving a team from his
attend Sunday morning briefings area. There was an infringement in
and sent to Verchilds League the penalty area (the 18 yard box).
which was to be the training Instead of looking at the Linesman
ground. One of the agreements at who was myself, he proceeded to
meetings was that no Referee place the ball outside the box. The
should be affiliated to any club or team in whose favour the penalty
teams, because, being few in was took up the ball and placed it
numbers, we need to officiate in in the penalty spot. A spectator
any match, from the opposing team came........

"Sweetest Pork". The second runner- up position was awarded to Sacka
with his songs "Coming Down Again' and 'Father Help Us" and the
third runner up was female calypsonian Sha-Angel with her two songs
"We Can't Let Green Valley Go To Waste" and "Green Valley Time Again".
International Night was the next event to take place within the festival
on Sunday, May 23rd at Maynard Park. Local DJ's including Sweet Sister
Sensia, Outlaw Sound System, and Kollision Band opened the show for
the highlight of the night, Black Ryno. The night was closed off with
music by the Nu Vybes Band.
On the festival's final day Monday, May 24th (Whit Monday) many
came together for the J'ouvert Morning celebration. Five troupes as well
as Masqueradersjammed along the streets of Cayon with music provided
by Kollision Band, Grand Masters Band and Ruff House Sounds out of
Members of the troupes then performed later that evening at Festival
Village with music provided by the Small Axe Band.
In an interview with the Chairman of the Green Valley Festivals
Committee, Mr. Vernon Benjamin, he mentioned that he was pleased with
the outcome of their entire festival and the participation of the people.
He also made mention of LIME, Carib Breweries and Music Festival
Local Promotional Committee being strong and concerned sponsors of
the entire Green Valley Festival. He also commended the Police and
Defense Force for their excellent work on keeping the peace within the






in memory

of former


(MAY 27, 2010) The Nevis
Supply Office at the Pinneys
Industrial Site was officially
renamed the Levi E. Morton
Building on Wednesday, a
posthumous honour in the memory
of Mr. Levi E. Morton, a former
Trade Minister who served in the
Nevis Island Administration from
1983-87. The new name was
unveiled by Premier of Nevis Hon.
Joseph Parry and Mrs. Morton.
The renaming ceremony was
the fourth facility to be renamed
through the Ministry of Social
Development, since an
announcement on National Heroes
Day 2009, that six public buildings
and places would be named after
seven local heroes, who had made
significant contribution to the
development of Nevis.



- --
Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration
Hon. Hensley Daniel at the renaming ceremony of the Supply Office

at Pinneys Industrial Site
In an address to ma
occasion, Minister for
Development Hon. Hensle
said the work of Mr. Mort(
be permanently etched
memory of Nevisians wt
owed a debt of gratitude,
and apology on account
family connections he had
to his political career.
Mr. Daniel said Mr. Moi
demonstrated a noble 1
patriotism and armec
eloquence, a razor sharp ii
good command of language
high level of confidence, h
to work with the
Reformation Party, to d
programmes and projects
rebounded to the benefit
people of Nevis.
"Mr. Moron got into

Premier of ... i Hon. Joseph Parry, ,.il~ and Mrs. Morton
the new name of the Supply Office while her grandson Mr. Cli
Caines (far Ii, looks on

me inli

The new name of the Supply Office at the Pinneys Industrial Si

because as Robert Oppenheimer
ark the would say, it was an organic
Social necessity. As a good old sheriff,
Daniel he never dies, he has only faded
on must away. Mr. Morton did not ask what
in the he could do for Nevis [but] he set
ho they about doing something good for
nore so Nevis," he said.
of the According to Mr. Daniel,
lost due money had become the
preoccupation of many politicians
rton had today, unlike Mr. Morton.
ind of "I am aware that Mr. Morton is
I with not regarded as a successful
Intellect, politician because he did not
;e and a spend his time amassing wealth
eset out and grabbing property. He served
Nevis his country with distinction and
develop was heavily involved in shaping
which the new Nevis.
of the "He was one of the first five
men elected to the Nevis Island
politics Assembly in 1993. He served as a
Junior Trade Minister without
even getting a full salary. What
commitment! What service! What
a giant of a man!" he said.
The Social Development
Minister said Mr. Morton remained
awake through the period of social
change in the 1970s, so that he
could adjust to new ideas, remain
vigilant and face the challenge of
change. He said being an
opposition politician in Nevis from
S 1979-80 could not have been a
comfortable experience for Mr.
Mr. Daniel contended that the
History books he read never
recorded the work of Mr. Morton
S but in an effort for today's
generation to remember his selfless
unveil contribution to the development
ve of Nevis the symbolic name
change was the NIA's mission to
recast the society in the image of
local persons like Mr. Morton, who
1 ^. had contributed so much to the
Development of a modem Nevis.
"Without ceremonies like these
we will see ominous clouds of
inferiority among our local people.
To the young this ceremony is
significant...a hero is not a hero
until he is recognized as one...
Heroes are not just reflections of
what has already happened but are
also harbingers of what is to come.
"This ceremony says thank
you, thank you. We appreciate and
treasure your contribution to the
development of the country," he
'te said.

Public forum on the

economy deemed a

Dozens turned up to Tuesday evening's (May 25) public
dialogue to hear frank and forthright dialogue on the cost of living,
the implications of Value-Added Tax and the country's economic
performance over the past year.
"The Economy Fiscal and Development Issues" was the
topic of the inaugural forum held by community group The CARE
(Country Advancement through Responsible Expression) Initiative
at the Methodist Church Hall.
Panellists comprised of Financial Secretary Janet Harris,
General Manager of the Bank of Nevis, Everette Martin and
accountant Schneidman Warner.
Harris revealed the local economy had contracted by nine
percent in 2009, and highlighted measures the government was
taking to spur growth, which included public sector reorganisation
and tax reform.
Martin addressed the economic situation from a banking
perspective, noting liquidity had tightened and banks were being
more stringent on loans, while Warner focused on the social
spending restrictions caused by the country's almost EC$3B
national debt.
The evening was filled with lively and informed discussion on
key aspects of the economy, with participants gaining a better
appreciation of the dynamics of the St. Kitts-Nevis economy, its
opportunities and challenges, and applicable solutions.
Warner, who is also CARE Chairman, called the turnout "very
encouraging" and said public feedback had been "extremely
"People were pleased with the matter-of-fact, non-partisan
way the topic was handled, and said they anticipated our future
events. It confirms to us our belief that the public is interested in
serious discussion on serious issues rather than the typical shouting
He said the group would announce the theme and date of its
next discussion within a week.
The goal of The CARE Initiative is to create an environment
for positive change in the social, economic, political and cultural
development of the country through facilitating sound, reasoned
and fair public debate on national issues


High hosts

its first



(cont'd from pge 18)

community at large to see what
the students at the Verchilds
High School have to offer and
in so doing we can market the
children and get them prepared
for the outside world. The fifth
form students are finishing up
school this year and we are
hoping that this would put them
in a better position to get a job
or become self-employment.

That is our basic idea behind
our open day and exhibition,"
he said.
He mentioned that the
items on display were not
elaborately made but
constructing the items gave the
students the opportunity
practice their oint making.
In regards to the future of
the exhibition Mr. Wilkinson
indicated that it was the hope
of his department to make the
Industrial Arts Exhibition an
annual fixture at the school. He
said that suggestions for next
year's projects have already
been made by fellow teachers.
Proposed projects would
include the construction of
models including the school and
its surrounding buildings.
Another aspect that may be
added to next year's exhibition
is a best project competition
between the students.



The Labour Spokesman

The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MAY 28TH 2010 SPO 21

No Money, No Love!

Money, Money, Money! West Indies cricket is inhibited by
the budget constraint of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB);
the relative deficiency of the Caribbean countries; the narrowness
of the Caribbean market which restricts organizational growth
and profitability of potential sponsors; and the falling spending
power of a large part of the Caribbean population including the
"fanatical" sporting population.
This state of things reminds me of one of Mighty Sparrow's
classic entitled, No Money, No Love. In one stanza, the woman
says to her boyfriend, "We can't make love without money; we
can't make love on hungry belly; Johnny you will be the only
one I am dreaming of you are my turtle dove; but no money
no love.
The West Indies Cricket Board Incorporation may be said to
be attempting to build a competitive cricket team without the
needed money, and seeking to satisfy the demands of the cricketers
who are selling their skills as well as the cricketing public who
demand high quality cricket, without the financial resources (this
is even made more difficult given that Caribbean governments
have very little or no fiscal space.
In the context of the abovementioned lyrics, the West Indies
Cricket Board Inc is seeking to make love with the regional
cricketers and the Caribbean cricketing public without the capacity
to meet the cost of the dual undertaking.
Moreover, the restructuring of the global sporting marketplace;
the virtual monopoly of the Asian sporting franchise, combine to
make it almost impossible for the West Indies Cricket Board
Incorporation to introduce the saleable product (the Twenty20
(T20 is the latest cash-cow if you can attract the very expensive
cricketers in the world) to raise much needed income.
The increasing market share of India (in particularly), England
and Australia; the market share taken up by South Africa and the
other more competitive markets, indeed make it very difficult for
the West Indies Board to organise programmes, plan commercial
events and develop commercial products that would generate the
type of income needed to give it (as a company) the leverage
(liquidity and deep pocket) needed to develop it cricketing product,
pay it players competitive fees, enforce it contracts by ensuring
that contracted players adhere to standards and institute
performance-based incentive standards critical for the
sustainable growth of the regional franchise.
For example, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), by
through the Commercialisation of the T20 (in the form of the world
renowned Indian Premier League), may have priced out many other
cricketing franchises including the West Indies Cricket Board Inc.
And the fact of small market; small private sector; low level of capital
formation; fiscally-strapped fiscal economies; battered household
economies and; falling international transfers (foreign direct investment
flows, concessional finance, remittances and grants) limit the production
options available to the Caribbean sport business sector.
Not so for India with a very large market, a better performing
economy, high level of saving formation, a large and highly profitable
private sector, good government fiscal support, and a passionate
population which is driven by a religion called cricket.
Unlike India, the West Indies Cricket Board is penniless. Did you
know that in 2007-08, the BCCI generated revenues of US$213 million?
Cricket's two other richest boards by comparison are not a world away.
The England and Australia generated $148 million and $128 million
In fact, up to 2005-06, the BCCI's revenues were $91 million, and at
the turn of the decade, in 1998-99, their revenue was not even $2 million.
In 1992 they were trying to wipe out a deficit of $150,000.
Visional administration, good management and responsiveness to
market signals have allowed India generate about 60 to 80% of the sport's
revenue in the local economy.
With these monetary power (or capitalistic power), India could
develop it cricket, regulate its cricketers, pay it players excellently, attract
foreign cricketers from all playing countries, and command a place at the
International Cricket Council (ICC). Money alone talks in a monetized
Today, everybody wants a piece of India! Playing countries are
desperate for them to tour the country because they cam make money
playing there. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is now striving hard to
make light of the latest political fallout between the two countries (one
would recall that since the Mahatma Gandhi Revolution, the two

countries, unfortunately, have
been at wear with each other
triggered by ethnic, religious, class
and political differences).
Why, the softening of the
heart? It's easy to see why; in
2003-04, India's tour to Pakistan
saved the PCB from the financial
ruin brought on by security
concerns following 9/11 and the
war on neighboring Afghanistan.
More recent security concerns
have led to million of dollars loss
for the administration, arising from
tour cancellation, penalties and
associated costs. Today, the PCB's
TV deal is mostly pegged on Indian
Toady the West Indies Cricket
Board cannot do without India.
Like the typical sugar daddies of
the Caribbean, India grants the
West Indies the favours of
pointless ODI series when the
need arises, for votes they may
have given or are expected to give.
Sri Lanka gets handouts, looking
at the BCCI as a kind of IMF or
World Bank, without the
debilitating repayment plan.
But the WICB is not alone!
Even richer boards like Cricket
Australia (CA) and Cricket South
Africa want to piggyback on the
BCCI for the Champions League.
England does not seem to know
whether to hitch a ride or try and
emulate the Indian board's
business approach.
This explains why, today,
scandal or no scandal allegation
of corruption or no corruption -
accusation of match-fixing or no
match-making big benevolent
India, is doling out the cash
everywhere, making sure the
international cricket runs along.
And everybody wants a piece of
India I say everybody.
So you see with India's wealth,
growing market share and
increasing clout and everyone
knows who is running the
international cricket show because
the IPL has become the new
county cricket (replacing the
English orthodoxy).
Where can the West Indies
Board find the money to grow its
domestic cricket? How will the
WICB develop the competitive
cricketing product that could give
it the assured inflow that will
sustain the desired liquid coffer?
It is really a pity because the
perennial but unsatisfied demand
of the West Indies cricket has been
financial capital to invest into the
regional franchise. The relative
poverty of the sporting company
has led to an empty cupboard (a
small poll of players) which the
selectors have access to. He
prevailing situation has forced
selectors to select players who are
ineligible for selection; players
who are unproductive; players
with intolerable work ethics and;
players who are not committed to
the ethos of the team, and the
vision of the Caribbean people.
As this crisis persist, the pool
of players gets smaller, forces the

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selectors to recycle more failed
players; constrains coaches and
mangers to bend the rules when
players deviate; and forces
management to tolerate cricketers
who are definitely not cut for the
game. What a pitiful state we have
found ourselves in!
Why are we doing so poorly?
To a large extent, it is because there
is no money to buy the desired
(high quality) inputs (players) and

mange those that are currently
Reader, we have indeed entered
a very depressing period in West
Indies cricket not too far
removed from the disheartening
state of things in the Caribbean
society and economy and the
Sorry for the bad news, my
friends! But, No Money, No Love!

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New Town takes the

Championship Finals
T.D.C. New Town United continued its winning streak here on
Wednesday night (May 26th) with a crushing 3-nil defeat of the St.
Paul's Football Team in their first encounter of the "Best of Three" Finals
of the 2010 Digicel SKNFAPremier Division Championship.
The match played at the Warner Park Football Stadium in Basseterre,
attracted a huge and enthusiastic crowd of local football fans.
The goal scorers were Keithroy Richards inthe 35th minute; Kennedy
Isles in the 48th minute and Alexis "Lecky" Saddler in the 54the minute.
The only Yellow Card in the game was dished out to Shashi Isaac of
New Town by Referee Stewart Rawlins.
With one up in the 3-match series, T.D.C. New Town United is now
poised in a strong position to capture the coveted title of 2010 Digicel St.
Kitts-Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) Premier Division Champions;
in addition to the 2010 SKNFA Knock-Out Championship which they
retained a few weeks ago after defeating S. L. Horsford St. Paul's Football
Team by 2 goals to nil.
The management and team now look forward anxiously to wrapping
up the series on Saturday night, May 29th, when they clash again with
St. Peter's in their second encounter of the Finals at the Warner Park
Football Stadium.
If, however, St. Peter's pull out all the stops and win the game (Game
2), then football fans will be given an opportunity to witness Game 3,
which is scheduled for next Wednesday night, June 2nd (if necessary).
New Town and St. Peter's emerged as the two top teams of the Play-
Offs which came to an exciting finish over the Whit Weekend.
On Saturday night (May 22nd) St. Peter's defeated Coury's Gatorade
Conaree by 2 goals to 1.
The goal scorers for St. Peter were Aiden Nurse in the 4th minute and
Dionis Stevens in the 30th minute. The lone goal scorer for Conaree was
Sean Martin in the 62nd minute.
Yellow Cards were issued to Jason Prince (St. Peter's) in the 40th
minute, Rondell Brookes (St. Peter's) in 46th minute; Olando Rattray (St.
Peter's) in the 69th minute and Marvin Charles (Conaree) in the 80th
On Sunday night (May 23rd) New Town edged out the Defending
Champions, SL Horsfords St. Paul's, after veteran striker George
'Yellowman' Isaac failed to capitalize on a penalty in the dying moments
(88th minute) of the game which ended in a 2-all draw after a well fought
The goal scorers were George "yellowman" Isaac of St. Paul's in the
31st minute; Ian"Rumpy" Lake (New Town) in the 50th minute; Alexis
(Lecky) Saddler (New Town) in the 54th minute and Jahren Leader (St.
Paul's) in the 64th minute.
Yellow Cards went to Orlando Mitchum (New Town) in the 40th
minute; Darren Caines (St. Paul's) in the 44th minute; Kevin Benjamin
(St. Paul's) in the 49th minute and Keshome Ward (St. Paul's) in the 74th
One Red card was issued to Kurvin Benjamin of St. Paul's in the 74th
New Town topped the Play-Offs with 7 points from 3 matches; St.
Peter's placed second with 6 points; St. Pauls third with 4 points and
Conaree brought up the rear (fourth) with 0 points.

Seven (7) time and defending SKABA Champions the Horsford's
Ghetto Roots are among several elite teams from throughout the
Caribbean who have been invited to participate in the annual prestigious
St.Martin Caribbean Club Invitational Tournament.
The annual event is the only regional basketball club tournament
that takes place annually The tournament is an exclusive tournament

Isan Yot Trac an Field

Cha pionshi

By Melissa Amsterdam
St. Kitts once again dominated
the Leeward Island Track and Field
Championships hosted inAnguilla
(May 22nd-24th), winning the
competition and running away
with total of 59 medals.
The contingent of 34 Junior
Athletes did St. Kitts proud by
winning the competition for the
13th time in its 14-year run while
also establishing a 12th
consecutive winning streak.
The Under-15 Team's medal
count was astonishing with each
athlete being able to showcase
their prowess in the games.
St. Kitts was able to return






With Upset




The Nevis-based Joseph Parry
CG Rebels continued their win-
streak inthe LIME SKABAPremier
division on Saturday with an upset
victory over the defending
Champions Horsford's Ghetto
The Ghetto Roots obviously
took the Nevis champions lightly
as the team began the game with
just 5 players while the CG Rebels
came in full force and ready to
defend and maintain their
unbeaten streak.
The Rebels led for the first 2

where only the regions elite teams
are invited. The tournament is
expected to feature the champion
or top club teams from throughout
the region including teams from
Guadeloupe, Martinique, Trinidad
, Dominica, Anguilla, Antigua, BVI,
St.Vincent and hosts French
"It is indeed an honor for our
teams to be chosen and to be
invited to this prestigious
tournament and we are certainly
keen on matching the level of skills

home with 24 Gold, 22 Silver and
13 Bronze medals.
Runners-up of the competition,
British Virgin Islands, trailed well
behind with 10 gold, seven silver
and 11 bronze medals.
Antigua was able to finish in
third place with 7 gold, 5 silver and
8 bronze medals, while sister
island Nevis came in fifth overall
with 4 gold, 9 silver and 8 bronze.
St. Kitts-Nevis Amateur
Athletic Association (SKNAAA)
Press Release Officer, Evris
Huggins, said that the he was
proud of the exceptional
accomplishments of the Under-15
team in the Anguilla games.

Photos by S. N'Galla
CG Rebels forward Jenerson
"Buju France

quarters as the Ghetto Roots 5
played sluggish throughout By
the end of the first half the CG
Rebels were up.
By the start of the 2nd half the
Ghetto Roots were closer to full
strength and took control of the
game as they won the final 2
quarters of the match However
the first half advantage by the CG
Rebels was a little too much for
the Ghetto Roots. The Ghetto
Roots suffered their first loss since
the end of the 2009 season, 94-85.
Carlos Monzac had an
exceptional game with 22 rebs and
20 points for Ghetto Roots while

of our players with those from
throughout the region," said
Ghetto Roots Manager Wallis
According to Wilkin the team
is in the midst of a number of fund
raising initiatives and activities to
ensure the teams presence at the
widely regarded tournament.
"The team and team
management are currently on a
fund raising drive to ensure our
teams full presence at the
tournament, said Wallis Wilkin

Huggins said that the team
members were chosen after the
RAMS Track and Field
Competitionback inApril.
"The training really paid off,"
he said, "I am very proud of the
Huggins relayed that the
athletes will resume training on
Wednesday 2nd June, for the
upcoming Caribbean Union of
Teachers Games (CUT Games) to
be held right here in St. Kitts from
July 24th-25th.
He stated that he expects the
team to be at its best especially as
the host country.

Ghetto Roots' \, ,, ig forward
Carlos "Mucho Caliente"
Monzac had a massive 22

the CG Rebels were le.d by
Jenerson France Cotton Ground
Rebels are now the only
undefeated team in the SKABA
League. The Rebels are on top of
the league standings with a 4-0
record while Ghetto Roots record
now falls to 3-1. The Ghetto Roots
will next play on Sunday when they
play the RAMS Hitters who are
still searching for their first victory
of the season. Cotton Ground will
be going for their 5th straight
victory when they play Fig Tree
on Saturday.

General Manager of the Ghetto
Ghetto Roots has certainly had
a rich history in Caribbean
basketball having been the first
team to win the OECS Club
Championship back in 1987. The
team is the only team invited this
year for the tournament from the
federation And according to
Coach Dr. Garfeild Alexander his

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By: Vigilante
The voodoo cock which took Cayon by storm last week
was busy this week looking for de fellow who gone wid de
PAM election campaign fund money.
Dey say when de cock confronted de local Madoff in
the party for the missing millions, he pleaded with it to leave
him alone, and asked it to check with the FBI detectives
who are here investigating the money laundering activities
of the same fellow who gone wid de money and has
reportedly lodged it in his bank accounts overseas.
Word on the street is that the Democrat's infamous
columnist, Straight Talk, is threatening to sing like a bird, if
the pressure from the FBI and US authorities don't ease up
on he and his family.
But, dey say the alleged money launderer and
mastermind behind the missing millions of the party's
campaign funds, is begging him hard to take it easy and
keep his mouth shut.
Despite all the efforts by the expired PAM leader and
his gang to intimidate and win back de Gang of 5, the
disgruntled PAM candidates are not backing down at all.
And Lindsay is blue vex with Bert and Toni at WINN FM for
doing their job on the radio.
*At a special meeting of his gang last weekend, he didn't
idle to put his tongue on them, accusing them of pushing
the story of De Gang of 5 too far, when he done issue a
release on SKN Vibes saying the fellows are back home,
and all is well in the party under his leadership.
He say Bert and Toni had no business of interviewing
Roy and Glenroy after he done say what he say. And he has
organised his PAM lackeys at the Circus to openly abuse
the two WINN FM journalists and the two alleged ring leaders
of De Gang of 5.
The little power-hungry fellow is so spiteful and vindictive
that he gave orders last week at the Democrat not to publish
any articles from Glenroy Blanchette. He has also brought
back Willy and instructed the management of the paper to
He has boasted that Roy will not get any peace for he
messing wid de wrong man. He accused him of being the
one who started the rebellion against him and has vowed to
deal with him.
him (Blanchette) until he gets fed up and leave the job.
Roy refused to attend the special Central Basseterre
meeting held on Tuesday night up de hill, by de failed PAM
leader and his gang to deal with him, after Glenroy broke up
their East Basseterre meeting the night before.
People are waiting to see when will de failed PAM leader
be a man like Patrick Manning and declare to the world that
he is taking full responsibility for his party's (PAM) dismal
failure and humiliating defeat at the January 25th, 2010 Polls
here in St. Kitts and Nevis and resign.
Word out of Cayon is that Eugene got real mad when
he heard the announcement for the former Green Valley
Calypso King, Bra Bread, to sing his second calypso on
Saturday night. He immediately ordered the Festival Big Man
to stop him and bar him from signing de song.
Dey say he bragged that he was not Cedric; he was
now in charge of the festival. He runs tings, they either damn
well do as he says or else....


(cont'd from page 22)

expectations and that of the team
are very positive.
"I am very enthusiastic about
our teams participation in this
tournament and I am further

Bid for





THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010) A
further step on the road to the re-
opening of the Four Seasons
Resort-Nevis was taken when the
St. Kitts-Nevis Resort LLC made a
successful bid of US$ 86,651,000
for the property on Thursday
afternoon at the High Court in
Charlestown Nevis.
According to the Bailiff, Mr.
JohnArthurton, SKN Resort LLC
paid a check of US$ 27,500,000

focused and disciplined Ghetto
Roots will be successful in the
tournament," Alexander continued
The SXM Caribbean Club
Basketball Invitational takes place
from June 30th to July 5th in
French St. Martin

confident of our teams chances of
success at the tournament," said
Ghetto Roots Head Coach Dr.
Garfeild Alexander.
"I have very little doubt about
the ability of the players and the
team and I am extremely confident
that once our players remain







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immediately following the bidding proceeding. The check was payable
to the Registrar of the Supreme Court.
"A thirty day grace period with which the full payment of US$
59,151,000 is left to be paid including all taxes accrued," he said.
Two bidders took part in the bidding process. They were Linda
Tulloch on behalf of Credit Agricole and Lea Land on behalf of St. Kitts-
Nevis Resort LLC.
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