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the opening address at the UNICEF's Mid-Term Review at the St. Kitts
Marriott Resort, said that "a country's future resides in our cherished


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The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


STHE LABOUR

SPOKESMAN



Published by: The St. Kitts-Nevis Trades & Labour Union
Ag. Managing Director Editor: Dawud Byron
Masses House, Church Street
P.O Box 239. Basseterre. St. Kitts. West Indies
Tel: (1 869) 465-2229 <> Fa: (1 869) 466-9866
Email: sknunion@sisterisles.kn
Website: www.labourspokesman.com



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Put an end to fear


mongering

The Federation of St. Kitts-Nevis has undergone some serious
transformations through the passage of time. Out of times of servitude
and bondage our people have come, seeking to build a nation on the
strong pillars of security and solidarity.
Along the way, we have worked together, implementing social,
legislative and economic reforms to ensure that our daily operations are
guided by a framework that is not only relevant but lends credence to
our quest for progress and prosperity.
It is sad, however, that there has not always been a common
understanding of that quest. There has somehow been a sect of
naysayers and doomsday prognosticators who seek to create an element
of distrust in the hearts and minds of the very people for whose benefits
these programmes and policies have been put in place.
Thinking back on the 1960s, one recalls how dissenting voices formed
a party in protest to reforms of the electricity rates. They picketed. They
ranted. They raved. Yet at the end of the day, when those very people
later formed the government they never sought to repeal these reforms
but chose rather to increase the electricity rates as this was then "deemed
necessary".
In the 1970s when sugar lands were being nationalised in the
economic interest of the state, voices of opposition called this act
draconian and antidevelopment in scope. They spoke ill of then Premier
Robert Bradshaw and his administration. Yet years later, when the very
lands were being made available for purchase by nationals for private
ownership and development, the then opposing voices begin to speak
glowingly of "lands that Bradshaw and Simmonds nationalised in our
interest".
It was in the same 1970s period that many were asked to rail against
the implementation of social security. "Don't let Labour put their hands
in your money", was the cry of protest against a national scheme that
now enjoys over 30 years of advancing the protection of workers and
theirfamilies.
It would be nice to say that, in 2010, all that is past. It would be good
to say that in an age of enlightenment, that each national understands
the need for reforms and would seek to grasp the opportunities that they
offer.
Alas there are some fear mongers who today seek to unnerve the
populace against the implementation of the VAT (Value-Added Tax).
They take to the airwaves and print media to slander its implementation
as the death to business, the loss of jobs, super inflation in the cost of
living and other recessionary ills.
The doomsday prophets also insist that the VAT is regressive in
nature and is to be imposed upon the nation at the request of the IMF
(International Monetary Fund). They even go further to cast aspersions
that the increased revenue collected under the VAT will only encourage
the government to go on a spending binge.
Just as they have been wrong time and again, they are most definitely
mistaken about the implementation of VAT and it is time that we seek to
advance this national issue in a non-partisan way.
The 21st century reality is that St. Kitts-Nevis has evolved into a
progressive services based economy. The tax code of the present seeks
to tax goods only, and allows businesses to include duties and other
taxes paid in the procurement or manufacturing of the goods in the total
cost to be marked up.
What has been most unfair in this tax regime is that those most able
to pay taxes on the services that chum the economic engine pay less tax
as a percentage of their income as compared to the ordinary man and


Dr Harris roots for positive .......

(cont'd from page 1)
day Meeting of OECS Ministers of Agriculture in St. Kitts. "Europe is still smarting from the financial and
economic recession, which, despite strenuous efforts to achieve fiscal balance, has still resulted in some
measure of pain and social dislocation."
Dr Harris told the meeting that the Caribbean is beset and besieged by the slowdown in economic activities
that have resulted in a fall-off in employment, reduction of foreign direct investments, deceleration of inflows
of remittances and decreased revenue intakes.
"More particularly, in the field of agriculture, the global crisis presents several threats to the continued
stable development of this sector in our region. However, if viewed in a positive and progressive light, and
with a strong will to really work the process, these threats can be converted into building blocks that are
capable of propelling the Caribbean to a zenith that will surpass the heights of all previous endeavours in
agriculture."
The opening ceremony, which was held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, was graced by the presence of the
Federation's Governor General His Excellency Dr Cuthbert Sebastian. Also attending the Meeting of OECS
Ministers of Agriculture for the first time are tourism ministers due to the important linkage between agriculture
and tourism.
Ministers in attendance were Hon.Matthew Walter (Dominica, Agriculture), Hon. Michael Lett (Grenada,
Agriculture), Hon. Ezechiel Joseph (St. Lucia, Agriculture), Hon. Allan Chestanel (St. Lucia, Tourism), Hon.
Ricky Skerritt (St. Kitts and Nevis, Tourism), and Hon. Robelto Hector (Nevis, Agriculture). Hon. Montgomery
Daniel of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Agriculture) arrived after the opening ceremony.
Explicating the scope of the two-day meeting, Dr Harris said: "We are assembled here, in this meeting, to
take and make deliberate and insightful decisions, on a number of projects and studies that must be translated
into meaningful action, and which will become inherent catalysts to drive, both forward and upward, the
desirable and worthy objectives of the OECS agricultural sector.
"We are gathered at a time when globally, since the food crisis of 2007, the world community seems better
predisposed to agriculture playing a role in food security, economic growth and development, poverty alleviation
and employment generation. The FAO has been unrelenting in its efforts to promote agriculture."
According to Randolph Cato, Senior Director and Director of Economic Affairs OECS, the meeting was
originally scheduled to take place in Dominica, which bowed out and St. Kitts was requested to host it at short
notice. In his part, Dr Harris said: "We in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis are especially pleased and happy
to play stand-in host, and to facilitate this meeting at this very crucial time in the development of the sub-
region."
The two-day meeting is also seeking, in a most practical way, to strengthen locally the linkage established
between the agricultural sector worldwide where the global tourism industry creates a rich and dynamic value
chain that is capable of satisfactorily rewarding all participants involved in its supply chain.
However, Dr Harris lamented that some players do not derive the fullest benefits that can accrue to them,
primarily because of poor positioning due in part to lack of appropriate policies, programmes and operations.
He noted that the OECS countries have not brought to bear the requisite professionalism, aggressiveness,
assertiveness and boldness to the realm of capturing the virtually endless opportunities for rewards that are
available in the value chains that serve the hospitality/tourism sector.
"I suggest to all of us across the Caribbean that we must strengthen these value chains, for the benefit and
betterment of our region, by ensuring that we become more deeply engaged in as many aspects, as possible,
of the operation of the value chains," said the St. Kitts and Nevis Minister of Agriculture.
Dr Harris expressed gratitude of the OECS and each of its member states to the Food and Agricultural
Organization (FAO), the European Union (EU) and the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation CFTC),
for their continued superlative partnership, funding and technical assistance in advancing the cause of OECS
Agriculture.
"I am especially grateful to the government of Venezuela for ALBA Alimentos programme and the
government of Cuba for its technical assistance programme," remarked Dr Harris. "Our Ross University
Veterinary School and our primate facilities are playing an increasingly important support role of which we are
proud."


woman.
VAT introduces a fairer and broader base for tax
collection. It lowers the cost of producing goods and
providing services as the businesses will be reimbursed
the VAT it has paid out. Where the cost of production
is less the cost of the good or service should follow in
a downward trend.
The fear mongering suggests that there is little
confidence being placed in the business community
to be fair in its dealings with the public. However we
are still engaged in a free market economy where
competition and consumer confidence still assist in
the determination of pricing and movement within the
market and economy.
The centre-pin of the scare tactic is the IMF. Make
the people feel that the country is sinking and that the
future is dismal and then all will be well for those
seeking power. Sadly it is not so, and no matter how
many false prophecies they put out there for public
consumption, is it the more disingenuous they come
off.
In the 1980s Kennedy Simmonds approached the
IMF on behalf of the people of this nation and
implemented some of the toughest austerity measures
upon this country to date. We recall how sugar workers
were given one and two days work per week and social


programmes were sharply scaled back or
discontinued in an effort to repair the effects of
economic hardships under a PAM government. It
is even a public secret that there was an effort to
sell the sugar factory and to a private Jamaican
company.
Dr. Simmonds even told the nation, "When I
have plenty I give. When I have little, I can't take
blood out of stone." Insulting, to say the least.
Yet in 2010, when we are reeling from global
economic shocks that destroy major sectors of
developed economies like Greece, the US and UK,
there is an unfair cry against tax reform to bring
about equity and economic stability.
It goes to show that PAM does not care about
the national interest. They do not want us to benefit
from a tax structure that would make it better for
business, consumer and country all at the same
time.
This publication will take up the challenge to
dispel the doubts and fears created by the
uninformed, whose minds are bent on distorting
fact. So it is from this week onward we will present
the positives about VAT and the reasons we should
embrace it as meaningful tax reform.




The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010 3


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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
JUNE 3RD 2010 (CUOPM) St.
Kitts and Nevis' Prime Minister
Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said
that while countries in the Eastern
Caribbean have adopted and
ratified the Convention of the
Rights of the Child (CRC), most of
them have opted not to ratify the
optional protocols which is a
cause for serious concern.
Dr. Douglas told the opening
session of a two day meeting at
the St. Kitts Marriott Resort that
children rights had not been given
the amount of attention that it
deserves and that as the UNICEF
meets to re-assess its role in the
region, the message that needs to
be sent out is that the sub-region
is still lagging as it relates to its
obligations to the CRC.
"The citizens of the country
must have confidence in the
system. Our task therefore is not
only to pass legislation and to
develop the various development
protocols, our responsibility must
also be to inform, raise awareness
and educated them on the way the
system works for protection of the
children.
"Civil society and non-
government organizations can
play special roles in this regard.
Ultimately the benefits derive are
most evident when collaborative
approaches are taken on the
various issues."
The Prime Minister said the
review meeting was important
given the various challenges
facing children today.
"The task that we all have is
being able to identify in what ways
our children of the Eastern
Caribbean are being impacted,
assume responsibility, and ensure
that speedy and appropriate
systems and services are put in
place to rectify our challenges."
The Office of United Nations
Children Fund (UNICEF) for the
Barbados and the Eastern
Caribbean is re-assessing its work
in the Caribbean.
More than 100 stakeholders
from across the region are
attending the two-day mid-term
review meeting of UNICEF that is
also examining the organisation's
work programme for the next five
years.
St. Kitts and Nevis' Minister
of Health, Social Services,
Community Development, Culture
and GenderAffairs, Hon. Marcella
Liburd, said the twin-island
Federation is now developing
programmes and policies specially
geared to protect children rights.
UNICEF representative to


United Nations Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the Eastern
Caribbean, Michelle Gyles-McDonnough yI i'l is greeted by St.
Kitts and Nevis 'Prime Minister Hon. Dr Denzil L. Douglas during a
courtesty call.


Barbados and the Eastern
Caribbean, Tom Olsen, said
Caribbean children were at the
cross-roads in terms of social
development and that the
programmes and policies of both
UNICEF and regional governments
need to be on the right track.
"We have to avoid more
children falling into poverty, we
have to find measures ... to make
sure that we move forward and to
assure that our children complete
their education. We have to ensure
the creation of jobs and the quality
of education and social policies
are in harmony with the 21
century," he told the opening of
the meeting on Tuesday night.
The United Nations Resident
Coordinator for Barbados and the
Eastern Caribbean, Michelle
Gyles-McDonnough, said the UN
as a development partner was
putting together a new framework
for development assistance to the
region, under the UN Development
Assistance Framework and Multi-
Country Programme.
"The question that needs to be
considered is how the UN system
as a whole can ensure that their
contributions to the priorities are
coordinated and coherent and best
suits the development needs of the
region.
"That we reduce the
possibilities of duplication, that
we ensure that the contributions
that we make, looking at the
various and many, many
dimensions and challenges we
have in development are
complementary to each other," she
said.
The overall goal of the Multi-
Country Programme is to
contribute to the realisation of
children rights by fostering an
enabling and protective
environment for them, reducing


their vulnerability to social risks
and enhancing their participation.

Photo by Erasmus Williams


"A Country's future resides in our

cherished children," says PM


Douglas


(cont'd from page 1)


children".
The UNICEF's Mid-Term Review is a multi-country programme of
cooperation between the Governments of Barbados, the Eastern
Caribbean and UNICEF. The meeting was held under the theme "Re-
thinking the Agenda for Children".
"Children today face some of the most pressing challenges that are
complicated by many issues including family dysfunction, wars, health
epidemics, inadequate nutrition, abuse of all kinds, inadequate access
to health care, education and nurturing environments," Dr. Douglas said.
The Prime Minister said that St. Kitts and Nevis had made enormous
strides in the areas of child care and development.
In 1990, St. Kitts and Nevis signed and ratified the Convention on
the Rights of the Child. Several pieces of legislation have been amended
including The Juvenile's Act, The Education Act, The Probation Act
and Child Welfare Board Act. Early childhood policy was upgraded.
"The enabling environment and the empowerment of our children
must be of sustained priority in all of our Caribbean nations," Dr. Douglas
said.
Some of the problems plaguing children today include child abuse of
all sorts, health and family problems, he said.
"Cases of child abuse exist everywhere in the Caribbean region.
While such abuse is mostly connected with domestic situations, it is no
less serious than those impacted by cultural norms, those impacted by
wars and ethnic conflicts," Dr. Douglas said. "It is vital therefore that
legislature and protocols diligently protect our children from violence,
from drugs and sexual abuse."
Legislation and protocols to protect children must be applied and
seen to be effective, he said.


National Assembly meets next week


BASSETERRE, ST.
KITTS, JUNE 3RD 2010
(CUOPM) The St. Kitts and
Nevis National Assembly meets
next week.
Clerk of the lawmaking
body, Mr. Jose Lloyd informed
members Thursday of the
meeting to be held on
Friday June 11t 2010 at 10.00
A.M.
Mr. Lloyd said the Order
Papers and other Papers will be
sent at a later date.


Photo: Clerk of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly, Mr. Jose
Lloyd (Photo by Erasmus Williams)


"There is no winner in crime," says

caller on "Ask the PM"


Lesroy W. Williams
Basseterre (June 3,2010)-
Underscoring that crime and its
detrimental effects bring about
a lose-lose situation for all
citizens, residents and visitors
to St. Kitts and Nevis, a caller
on the Prime Minister's weekly
radio programme, "Ask the
PM" said that "there is no
winner in crime"
Speaking passionately, the
caller asked that something
drastically be done to lower the
escalating crime rate in the
Federation, especially gun-
related crime.
The victims, the families, the


offenders and their families are
all affected, the caller said.
Responding to and agreeing
with the caller, Prime Minister
Dr. Denzil Douglas said that his
administration continues to
bemoan the crime situation, and
labour to eradicate it.
"The government continues
to give its full support and its
full leadership and its full
responsibility- being executed-
with regard to the fighting of
crime," Dr. Douglas said.
"I believe that we are
aware that this is a serious
phenomenon that has engulfed
our country. It is not enough to
say that it is a problem that the


entire region and the world
have been engulfed in.
"It is more important for us
to make our own observation
on the ground as to what we
need to do to really correct this
very serious problem," he said.
Dr. Douglas again called for
everyone to get involved in the
fight against crime.
"Let us as a nation unite
together in fighting
crime...because there is no
winner in crime in St. Kitts and
Nevis," Dr. Douglas said.


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4 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
JUNE 1ST 2010 (CUOPM) -Police
held a man for questioning after
he turned up to claim a shoe box
which contained a very small
amount of cannabis.
According to Police, the Drug
Unit responding to information
from Her Majesty's Customs, was
shown a shoe box which
contained a pair of sneakers and a
Ziploc bag containing a very small
quantity of vegetable material
suspected to be cannabis.
The man claimed that the
marijauna, found by an alert
Customs Officer in the shoe box,
was sent by a brother who lives
overseas.
Police said the man was taken
into custody and thoroughly
interviewed.
Customs and Excise in St. Kitts


Customs officer with Canine during routine patrol. (Photo by


Erasmus Williams)
and Nevis last month seized over
500 round of ammunition at the
port. Discovery was made by the
Customs K9 Unit during a routine
patrol at the Deep Water Port at
Bird Rock.
Border Security was beefed up
recently when the Unit was
established to provide greater
efficiency in the processing of
legitimate cargo and passengers.
"This will give the department
a clear cut advantage in both
identifying potential threats
regarding illicit imports of firearms,
ammunition and narcotics while at
the same time reduce the clearance
times on legitimate low risk
shipments. This directly impacts
our ability to achieve our


mandates of Border Security and
the facilitation of International
Trade," said Comptroller of
Customs, Mr. Rodney Harris.
He said that the primary
objective of setting up the unit is
to use Drug Detector Dogs to
supplement the physical checks
and scanning techniques
currently in use in the fight
against Narcotics, Firearms and
Terrorism.
Mr. Harris disclosed that two
Labrador Retriever detector dogs
(one narcotic & one firearm) were
acquired and are currently
supplementing the physical and
scanning checks at the Robert L.
Bradshaw International Airport,
the Sea Ports and the Post Office.


Caribbean Nutrition Day


June 1st 2010 marked the sixth
observance of Caribbean Nutrition
Day under the theme "Healthy
Eating and Active Living".
The Caribbean has high rates
of conditions such as heart
disease and diabetes contributed


To Magistrate, District A
To the Superintendant of Police

I, Celestine Stanley now
residing in Upper Prickley
Pear Alley in Basseterre
do hereby give you notice
that it is my intention to
apply on 2nd July, 2010 to
the District Magistrate at
Basseterre for a Retail
Liquor Licence in respect
of my premises in Wigley
Avenue, Basseterre.

Dated this 1st day of June,
2010

Signed by: Celestine Stanley


by the over-consumption of high
calorie, processed foods and
reduced rates of exercise. High
blood sugar, high blood
cholesterol and high blood
pressure can be overcome by
adopting healthy habits.


To Magistrate, District A
To the Superintendant of Police

I, Nizza Vergara (Sol 'e'
Mar) now residing in 41c
Calypso Street in Frigate
Bay do hereby give you
notice that it is my intention
to apply on 2nd July, 2010
to the District Magistrate
at Basseterre for a Beer
Licence in respect of my
premises in Bldg #14, Unit
103, 104 in Port Zante
Basseterre.

Dated this 13th day of May,
2010
Signed by: Nizza Vergara


This year the subtheme is
"Steps to Health" which centers
on promoting physical activity in
the population. The general
public is reminded that healthy
nutrition and regular exercise are
the building blocks of good health.
They are no substitutes.
Individuals, families, and
community groups are
encouraged to adopt regular
exercise as a habit to add life to
years. Persons are invited to join
health and fitness activities taking
place near you.





To Magistrate, District A
To the Superintendant of Police

I, Agnes Gaiton (Minnie's)
now residing in Durant
Ave in Mc. Knight do
hereby give you notice that
it is my intention to apply
on 2nd July, 2010 to the
District Magistrate at
Basseterre for a Liquor
Licence in respect of my
premises in Durant
Avenue, Basseterre

Dated this 2nd day of June,
2010

Signed by: Agnes Gaiton


'Active' hurricane

season is predicted for

Caribbean, Central

America
WASHINGTON, May 31 /PRNewswire/ On the eve of what is
predicted to be one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons in years, the
Pan American Development Foundation is urging residents in Central
America and the Caribbean to put together emergency plans.
"Families need to put together a plan now," says John Sanbrailo,
PADF's executive director. "Afew simple steps will make a difference,
possibly even save lives, when the wind, rain and flooding hits a
community."
Forecasters anticipate up to 23 named storms this season, with as
many as 14 hurricanes, in the Atlantic. Of that, the region could see up to
seven major hurricanes, which have winds of at least 111 miles per hour,
according to the U.S. National Oceanic andAtmospheric Administration.
PADF has responded to hurricanes, earthquakes and floods, as well
provided humanitarian assistance, in Latin America and the Caribbean
for nearly 50 years. It works with authorities, companies and community
groups to reduce the risks of natural disasters.
Since a family may have to evacuate their home for an extended
period of time, an emergency plan should contain the following:
o Put all important legal documents (property documents,
passports, birth certificates, etc.) into a water-tight container
o Store in a sealed container a 30-day supply of prescription
medications
o Create a disaster supply kit, which includes non-perishable food,
a flashlight with fresh batteries, matches, a first aid kit and a portable
radio
o Coordinate with your family members an escape route and a final
safe place to meet, such as a shelter
o Create a plan for the safety of pets and livestock (and be sure
they have identification tags)
o Ask your local authorities for their natural disaster plan, including
evacuation routes, and which areas of the your community have the
greatest risk for flooding and landslides
o Clean all drainage canals of debris and trim tree branches that
may strike your home or utilities
"While our region is no stranger to the damages caused by the wind,
rain and flooding of a hurricane, we are surprised how few people plan
for a disaster," says Sanbrailo. "Many times, the tools they need to make
a plan are in their homes and community. Please seek them out."
When a natural disaster strikes in Latin America or the Caribbean,
PADF accepts donations from individuals and companies to help relieve
the suffering of the survivors.





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National Caribbean Insurance Company Limited

having made sworn deposition that policy number
OL/8/88/57991 on the life of Anthony V. Griffin has
been lost, and having made application to the directors to
grant a special policy, notice is herby given that unless
objection is raised within one month of the date hereof,
the special policy asked for will be issued.


Dated: 4/6/2010


By order,


Judith Attong
General Manager


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FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


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Photo caption: (L-R) Premier oJ .. ,, and Minister responsible of
Security Hon. Joseph Parry and Permanent Secretary in the
Premier 's Ministry Ms. Angelica Elliot listen to Leader of the
Opposition Hon. Vance Amory at the Symposium on Crime hosted b
the Premier 's Ministry

CHARLESTOWNNEVIS (MAY 31,2010)-Leaderofthe Oppositi
inthe Nevis Island Assembly Hon. Vance Amory, commended Premier
Nevis and Minister responsible for Security Hon. Joseph Parry, for t
collaborative new approach the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) h
taken to arrest crime and violence on the island.
Mr. Amory was at the time delivering remarks at the first of a two p
Symposium on Crime in which he participated recently, hosted by t
Premier's Ministry. The one day event which was held at Pinneys Bea


Hotel under the theme "Reclaiming
our Society" was attended by law
men, civil servants, ministers of
religion and private citizens.
"It is my hope that this is a new
Step, a new beginning in trying to
eradicate unacceptable behaviour
from our country and therefore to
get rid of crime and violence and
other forms of anti-social
behaviour, so that we can have a
Peaceful country of which we can
all be proud and in which we can
feel safe in," he said.
The Opposition Leader
referred to fighting crime as an
important matter for leaders in the
y community and cited the need to
lead by example and through
guidance to show that they were
on prepared to fight against crime.
of "In this effort to rid our
he country of crime and violence and
ad anti-social behaviour, it is
imperative that we give unbridled
art and unequivocal support to the
he security forces and all other
ch persons engaged in trying to


ameliorate the situation in which
we find ourselves. So that we can
deal with the elements who have
caused this scourge the drug
dealers, the enticers of our young
people both male and female and
the illegal importers and sellers of
guns and ammunition which are
used to destroy our society
especially dealing with our
youth," he said.
The Opposition Leader
acknowledged the negative
effects of crime on the society
which he indicated had become a
matter of concern to all citizens of
goodwill.
He said the issue of crime had
become the number one priority
which had to be addressed if the
Nevis community and the
Federation were to regain any
semblance of stability and
harmony, that would allow for the
peaceful, economic growth and
development elements that were
necessary to secure the long-term
survival of a once peaceful
country.
Mr. Amory offered
suggestions to deal with the
immediate problem, among them
the necessity for a high quality
information gathering system,
which he said would unearth and
eradicate illegal operations and
bring persons involved to justice.


"I believe it is important also to
enlist and secure the support for
all the family, church, school,
business community and all
members of civil society in this
endeavour, as the fight against
crime and the criminal elements is
the responsibility of every citizen.
"Leaders in society must show
by example and precept that we are
prepared to deal with this matter,"
he said.
Mr. Amory also expressed the
view that a select and trained cadre
of serious community workers was
necessary. He noted that they
would be assigned to work among
the families and young persons to
create a love of community, respect
for self, family and laws of the
country.
The trained community
workers would guide at risk
families and youths away from the
tendency to fall prey and under the
influence of the criminal elements
and thereby avoid them gaining
control over the society.
He also pointed to the
importance of creating
opportunities for gainful
employment, since it was believed
that in many cases, those who
became involved in anti-social


(cont'd on page 7)


Caracas, 31 May 2010


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Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Ministry of the People's Power for Foreign Affairs

Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis

Communique

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Commander Hugo Chavez, firmly condemns the brutal massacre committed

by the State of Israel against the members of the Freedom Flotilla, as a result of the war action undertaken by the Israeli army

against defenceless civilians who were trying to bring humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people of Gaza, subject to the criminal

blockade imposed by the State of Israel.


President Hugo Chavez, on behalf of his government and the Venezuelan people, states his profound sorrow, and gives his most

heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the heroes who have been the victims of this State crime, committing himself to

honouring their memory and to offering the necessary help so that those responsible for these murders are severely punished.


The Revolutionary Government of Venezuela will continue to denounce the terrorist and criminal nature of the Israeli government,

as it reiterates today more than ever, its unshakeable commitment to the struggle of the Palestinian people for freedom, national

sovereignty and dignity.




6

Child Month 2010

Declared Open; Fathers

The Main Focus
By a Contributor
The role of father's in the life of their children is the main focus for
Child Month 2010. The month was officially declared open on Monday
31st by Minister of Education and Information, the Hon. Nigel Carty
during an address he made to the general public on ZIZ Television on
Monday evening.
A packed program of activities that will take place throughout the
month will encompass this year's theme "Save Our Men, Children need
Fathers too". This Says Early Childhood Coordinator, Mrs. Vanta Walters,
is her department's response to the continuing loss of the nation's men
to crime and violence.
"The involvement of men in the lives of their children, in a time like
this can possibly curb the change that our youths are going through
taking them down a path to crime," said Walters.
Scheduled activities for the duration of June include promotional
days where bookmarks and flyers bearing the theme will be distributed
in both St. Kitts and Nevis. A number of church services and concerts
will also be incorporated into the celebrations.
The annual urban and rural sports and fun days and the Family Food
Fair at the Independence Square will also be part of the celebrations, the
general public is invited to come out and support.
A special arts and crafts exhibition of items made by fathers and their
children will be shown in each center throughout the Federation this
would give father's the opportunity to be hands on with the children
says Walters.
The grandest event for the month will be the annual Parade Day
which will be held in Nevis on the 4th of June and in St. Kitts on the last
Friday of the month (25th)
The Early Childhood Department has changed its approach to this
year's parades asking that fathers and their children take centre stage
for the march while mothers play a supporting role.
"Mothers will be in a section by themselves holding their placards
with the relevant theme and encouraging their fathers, boyfriends, their
men to be more involved in their children's lives. Mothers will not be
allowed to accompany their children this year," Walters explained.
She said that in the event that a child does not have their father with
them for whatever reason grandfathers, uncles or any other significant
male can step in to fill the gap.
Although specific dates were not announced schedules of the events
will be distributed in the schools or canbe found at the Early Childhood
Department at Victoria Road Basseterre.



Silent Auction Labelled


A Success
By a Contributor

A silent auction held over the
weekend to raise funds for Police
community initiative "Operation
Future" has been labelled a
success.
The three hour event was held
at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel and
Casino on Saturday night (May
29th). According to Events
Coordinator Mrs. JoAnn
MacMullin, some thirty persons
attended the event.
Persons that were expected to
travel from sister island Nevis to
participate in the event were
unable to do so as the Four
Seasons loan launch organized as


transportation was unable to
operate due to the weather.
Despite the gloominess on the
outside persons on the inside were
extremely generous said Mrs.
MacMullin. Although reluctant to
reveal actual figures of the funds
raised, she said the event served
its purpose in raising funds for the
organization.
Additional MacMullin
explained that during the planning
phase of the auction, businesses
and individuals were also
generous as all items auctioned off
were donated by persons that
shared the same enthusiasm for the
group's purpose.
Items that were auctioned off
included jewelry, hotel stays,
dinners for two and four,


St. Kitts

and Nevis

to benefit

from

regional

cooperation

with

Turkey
BASSETERRE, ST.
KITTS, JUNE 3RD 2010
(CUOPM) St. Kitts and
Nevis is expected to benefit
from the strengthening of
diplomatic ties between
Caribbean nations and the
Republic of Turkey.
The Georgetown-based
Caribbean Community
Secretariat and Turkey signed
an agreement for deepened
cooperation in areas such as
disaster management, climate
change, trade, education,
culture and tourism.
His Excellency Dr. Edwin
Carrington, CARICOM
Secretary-General accepted
the Letters of Credence of His
Excellency Nihat Akyol,
Plenipotentiary Representative
of Turkey to CARICOM.
In his remarks, the Secretary-
General said CARICOM had
viewed Turkey as "a unique
south-south interlocutor," and it
was, "deeply appreciative" of the
country's desire to develop with
the Region "an equitable and
valuable partnership based on
shared values, and mutual
respect."
Describing the Turkish
Ambassador's outreach in the
Caribbean as "consistent and
constructive," Mr. Carrington
welcomed Turkey, "into the fold
of close friends of the Caribbean
Community."
The Secretary-General said
that he looked forward to the
conclusion a CARICOM-Turkey
Memorandum of Understanding,


household items, haircuts, cell
phones and several others that
were displayed on their
www.sknoperationfuture.com up
until the night of the auction.
When asked about future
activities, Mrs. MacMullin


as early as practicable, to cement
existing ties and to build on the
current cooperation arrangement.
He noted that the Community had
already benefitted "immensely"
from Turkey's support, particularly
in 2006, to the Caribbean Disaster
Emergency Management Agency
(CDEMA) through the Regional
Comprehensive Disaster
Management (CDM) Programme.
This support, he said, was critical
as CDEMA had directly facilitated
the Community's response to the
12 January disaster in Haiti.
Secretary-General Carrington
said that he anticipated response
to natural disasters will form a
critical part of CARICOM-Turkey
cooperation as the country was
"only too familiar" with the
damage and destruction of natural
disasters.
Describing climate change as
a "prime global concern," he said
CARICOM looked forward to
collaborating with Turkey in
defining a "common agenda for
responsible change of global
behaviours in respect of the
environment," ahead of the Sixteen
Session of the Conference of
Parties to the United Nations
Framework on Climate Change
(COP 16), scheduled, scheduled for
Mexico later this year.
Climate change for the Region
was not "an abstract or theoretical
threat, but a painful reality," the
Secretary-General said, adding that
coastal erosion, rising
temperatures and sea levels, and
the attendant damages caused by
flooding, as well as extreme
weather patterns were just some
of the challenges confronting the


indicated that it was the group's
intention to show the community
that the funds raised would be
properly utilized before any other
event could be hosted.
The Operation Future initiative
was developed in 2005 to properly


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


Member States of the Caribbean
Community.
"That is why CARICOM will
continue to advocate a ceiling of
1.5 degrees centigrade in respect
of global temperature rise. We
count on Turkey's support of this
call," he stated.
Mr. Carrington expressed
appreciation of its support to the
long-term development in the
Region through its offer of
undergraduate scholarships for
fifteen CARICOM Nationals to
pursue disciplines of their choice
beginning in the academic year
2010-2011. He encouraged
Ambassador Akyol to recommend
that his government considers a
proposal for the 'Year of the
Caribbean in Turkey' and a
reciprocal 'Year of Turkey in the
Caribbean' for closer people-to-
people contacts between Turkey
and the Caribbean.
Further, he said, the Region
looked forward to engaging
Turkey in advancing The Alliance
of Civilisations Initiative, which it
was spearheading jointly with
Spain, and which the Caribbean
Community had pledged to
support.

Photo: His Excellency Edwin W
Carrington, Secretary-General
of the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) (left) greets the
newly accredited
Plenipotentiary Representative
of Turkey to the Caribbean
Community, His Excellency
Nihat Akyol after '...... g his
credentials at the CARICOM
Secretariat.


educate children in the schools
and communities within the
federation on the realities of gangs
and drugs, issues that have been
hugely romanticized by gang
members.


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Most modem political parties generally speaking seek to promote
the welfare and the best interests of the people of the country. Not so
with PAM. The party is committed to a policy of firing people from their
jobs.
It was widely reported that prior to the last General Elections a certain
PAM political candidate went around in Constituency No. 1 announcing
the names of persons who would be fired from their jobs after PAM won
the Elections on January 25, 2010.
The same PAM political candidate went after of Governor-General
and threatened him with dismissal from his high office as soon as PAM
is returned to power on January 25, 2010. PAM did not only threaten
Governor Sir Probyn Inniss with loss of job. PAM actually fired Sir
Probyn Inniss from his high office of Governor of St. Kitts-Nevis and
Anguilla. PAM is not really interested in job-creationbut in firing people
from theirjobs.
PAM is not interested injob-creation and neither is PAM interested
in promoting the welfare of the majority of people in the country. At the
time of the formation of PAM in 1965, the Labour Party Government had
been doing an excellent job in developing the country socially, politically
and economically. PAM did not like that and so certain members of the
party joined with some dissident Anguillans in an effort to overthrow by
force of arms, the lawfully elected government of Premier Bradshaw.
Of course the PAMites would deny their involvement in the terrorist
attack on the 10th of June 1967. But such denial bears no fruit. The
Anguillans have already acknowledged the involvement of the PAMites
and have thanked them publicly for such involvement.
After the 10th of June, 1967 attack fizzled out, the PAMites launched
a vicious attack to prevent the establishment and the operation of the
Social Security Scheme which was created by law in 1976.
The PAM party sent its errand boys all across the island of Nevis
and all across the island of St. Kitts to tell Employers and Employees not
to participate in the Social Security Scheme. You see, PAM was acting
on behalf of the Employers (Chamber of Industry & Commerce) who
were firmly opposed to the idea of paying the 5% contribution to Social
Security on behalf of Employees.
PAM went into power in 1980 and governed the country in a manner
which brought untold privileges and benefits to the HAVES, including
the PAM politicians and their trumps, but untold misery, hardship and
disadvantages to the HAVE-NOTS.
This was clearly outlined in an official FAO/UNDP publication dealing
with social and economic conditions in LatinAmerica and the Caribbean.
The Chief Spokesman for PAM publicly questioned the reliability and
authenticity of the publication insofar as it related to St. Kitts-Nevis. He
even promised to take the matter up with the authorities at FAO
Headquarters in Rome. We do not know if anything was done. What we
do know is that nothing in the document was changed.
As soon as PAM took the reins of power, the PAM trumps and
Ministers behaved like modern day pirates and privateers. They shared
out the best pieces of Sugar Estates Lands to themselves, their friends,
their families and their trumps. Even those who had land before received
more. Most of the best positions in the Civil Service went to the party's
trumps and promotion was based on party affiliation and not on merit. A
very seniorjob in the Civil Service was given to a relatively inexperienced
"Tenth of June man".
On the political front the PAM Government messed up the country
by passing into law the notorious "House of Assembly Elections
Ordinance (Amendment) Act, 1983".
That Act gave the right, for the very first time ever, to overseas
nationals to register and vote in our General Elections. However, the
PAM Government did not agree to the recommendation made by the
opposition Labour Party Members for the use of Voter I.D. cards at the
Polling Stations on Polling Day.
During the early 1980s the PAM Government tried it's very best to
destroy the Trades & Labour Union as well as the leaders of the Labour
Party. Both Mr. Lee Moore and Mr. Fitzroy Bryant were arrested on
trumped-up charges for purely political reasons.
Mr. Moore was charged with Sedition because he announced at a
public meeting that illicit drugs were passing freely in and out of our
National Airport and that the Government knew what was happening.


The following property is offered for sale by the below-named Mortgagee:-


Description of Property


Tenders


ALL THAT lot piece or parcel of land with single
storey residential building thereon situate at Sandy
Point in the Island of Saint Christopher and bounded
and measuring as follows, that is to say:- On the
North-West by land of Basil Richards, 91.5 feet; On
the North-East by the Estate Road, 44.8 feet; On the
South-East by lands of Rupert Liburd, 77.6 feet and
On the South-West by the Estate Road, 41.8 feet and
containing by admeasurement 3,609 square feet; all
the same as is described in an Indenture of
Conveyance in favour of Hubert Dasent and Marvo
Woodley dated the 30"' day of October 1969 and
recorded as Deed No. 0179 in Liber Q Volume 6 at
Folios 1420 to 1423 of the Register of Deeds for the
Island of Saint Christopher.

Interested persons may obtain the conditions of sale
from the Mortgagee's Solicitors not later than Friday
June 11, 2010.


KELSICK, WILKIN & FERDINAND
Solicitors for The Bank of Nova Scotia (Mortgagee)
Chambers, Unit C21, The Sands Complex
Bay Road, Basseterre, St Kitts
Tel: (869)465-2645 Fax: (869)465-7808

Attention: Ms Elizabeth Kelsick
Email: eak(fkwfonline.com


Mr. Lee Moore was at a private
home at Greenlands, Basseterre,
enjoying himself with friends.
Some mischievous person took
photographs of Lee Moore,
touched (doctored) them up, and
handed them over To PAM.
Subsequent to this Mr. Lee
Moore was appointed Lead
Counsel on a Commission of
Inquiry that was established by
the government of the Bahamas.
While Mr. Lee Moore was in the
Bahamas performing his
professional duties, the leaders of
PAM sent the uncomplimentary
and distasteful photographs of Mr.
Lee Moore to the leading
newspapers in the Bahamas. The
aim was to hold up Mr. Moore to
public scorn and ridicule and to
make him appear to be less than
the decent, honest, respectable
and competent person that he was.
Mr. St. John Payne was not
exempt from the vengeful attacks
of PAM. After he lost his seat in
1984; he was confirmed for an
appointment to a senior position
with the Chamber of Industry &
Commerce. The day that Mr. Payne
went to take up his appointment
he was told that it was all a mistake
and that he could not be given the
job. Mr. Payne was more than
adequately qualified for the
position.
Months later his application
for a job at Ross University was
successful. He was notified
accordingly. One Sunday night
Mr. Payne spoke at a political
meeting held by the Labour Party.
The next morning, Monday
morning, Mr. Payne was informed


by the authorities at Ross
University that the job would be
given to someone else. The job
was given to a white person much
less qualified than St. John Payne.
The PAM Government was
punishing Mr. Payne for speaking
at a political meeting held by his
party.
You see dear reader, the point
is that if you oppose PM politically,
which is your rig ht after all, the
PAMites will go after you
personally and with great
vengeance, unto the third and
fourth generation. Whilst the
Labour Party is striving to put


bread into people's mouth, the
PAM party is fighting to take
bread out of people's mouth. The
policy of the People's Action
Movement is this: Support PAM
or we'll see to it that you starve.
We must not forget that
shortly after 1980, when the PAM
Government settled down, the first
thing that that Government did was
to fire Cedric Liburd and Timothy
Harris from Social Security and
John Bass from Post Office. And
when Sam Condor returned from
Oxford University the PAM
Government refused to give him a
job.


Nevis Opposition

Leader joins with

Premier of Nevis...


(cont'd from page 5)


behaviour and crime was
because of a quick fix and easy
money.
Meantime, he pointed to the
ongoing "Jamaica Dudus"
experience and said that the
situation held relevance to Nevis
and clearly showed the danger of
leaders in society who allowed
themselves to be aligned with the
criminal element.
"It also shows how if not
checked early that anti social
behaviour and crime can take hold
of a society and paralyse it. The
effects of that Dudus affair in
Jamaica is something that we


would not like to see here in our
country.
"The social, economic and
political fallout of such creeping
influence of anti-social behaviour
is to create a cancer which disrupts
and destroys our country and that
cancer has to be rooted out and
destroyed," he said.
Eradicating crime had to be
seen as a prime objective in St.
Kitts and Nevis, the Opposition
Leaders stated. He said a serious
move had to be made to create
awareness which would take all the
technical and special advice from
advisors to design a strategy for
action to deal with the cancer of
crime which the leaders were
seeking to eradicate in the society.


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Remarks by Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, Senior

Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Marine

Resources at the Opening Ceremony of the

OECS Ministers of Agriculture

on Monday, May 31, 2010, at the Marriot Hotel


Background
It is an honour and privilege for me to welcome Ministerial Colleagues
and participants to this meeting of the OECS Ministers of Agriculture.
We in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis are especially pleased and
happy to play stand-in host, and to facilitate this meeting at this very
crucial time in the development of the sub-region.
This is a time of great fluidity in our Caribbean and, indeed, in the
wider world. Europe is still smarting from the financial and economic
recession, which, despite strenuous efforts to achieve fiscal balance,
has still resulted in some measure of pain and social dislocation.
We, in the Caribbean, are beset and besieged by the slowdown in
economic activities that have resulted in a fall-off in employment,
reduction of foreign direct investments, deceleration of inflows of
remittances and decreased revenue intakes.
More particularly, in the field of agriculture, the global crisis presents
several threats to the continued stable development of this sector in our
region. However, if viewed in a positive and progressive light, and with
a strong will to really work the process, these threats can be converted
into building blocks that are capable of propelling the Caribbean to a
zenith that will surpass the heights of all previous endeavours in
agriculture.
The threats and continuing austerity programmes of our respective
governments for near and medium term continue unrelentingly to
challenge our ability to provide resources that are necessary to overcome
the constraints we face in several spheres, such as:
Limited access to the ever advancing and changing technology;
Lack of skilled human capital including adequate research and
development personnel;
Limited finance and investment;
Weak and non-integrated information and intelligence systems;
Absence of well developed marketing structures;
Limited storage facilities and an efficacious transportation network
for perishable fruits and vegetables;
Inefficient land and water distribution and management systems;
and
Lack of well coordinated and effective risk management measures,
including those related to praedial larceny and the control feral stocks
particularly wild boards and monkeys.
Hence, we are assembled here, in this meeting, to take and make
deliberate and insightful decisions, on a number of projects and studies
that must be translated into meaningful action, and which will become
inherent catalysts to drive, both forward and upward, the desirable and
worthy objectives of the OECS agricultural sector. We are gathered at a
time when globally, since the food crisis of 2007, the world community
seems better predisposed to agriculture playing a role in food security,
economic growth and development, poverty alleviation and employment
generation. The FAO has been unrelenting in its efforts to promote
agriculture.

Annexation of Agro-tourism Benefits
It is a truism that the linkage established between the agricultural
sector worldwide and the global tourism industry creates a rich and
dynamic value chain that is capable of satisfactorily rewarding all
participants involved in its supply chain.
However, some players do not derive the fullest benefits that can
accrue to them, primarily because of poor positioning due in part to lack
of appropriate policies, programmes and operations.
Some argue that the OECS countries are some of the players who,
not unlike our sportsmen, have not brought to bear the requisite
professionalism, aggressiveness, assertiveness and boldness to the realm
of capturing the virtually endless opportunities for rewards, that are
available in the value chains that serve the hospitality/tourism sector.
I suggest to all of us across the Caribbean that we must strengthen
these value chains, for the benefit and betterment of our region, by
ensuring that we become more deeply engaged in as many aspects, as
possible, of the operation of the value chains.

Promotion ofAgribusiness and Food Safety
There has long been a clarion call for a greater expansion and
improvement of efforts in agribusiness, and the associated factor of
food safety, in the OECS sub-region.
It is a broadly held view that our people need to, as it were, "launch


out into the deep" and become
more profoundly involved in
agribusiness, as the business
environment in agriculture has
been substantially altered in recent
times. I want to commend the
efforts of the Republic of China on
Taiwan Agri processing Unit that
has been providing support to
interested parties in the processing
of fruit juices, candies, jams,
drying of fruits, labelling and
packaging.
Agribusiness is essentially a
humongous activity that has now
outgrown the farm stretches in
diverse directions to envelope all
stakeholders who are involved in
making food available to
consumers.
Hence, agribusiness is no
longer solely the domain of those
that farm the land, but it also
includes the entities that provide
the inputs, such as fertilizers,
pesticides, seeds and finance. It
also extends to those operatives
who process the outputs, such as
meat, vegetables, milk and fruits.
This line of business also
includes manufacturers of the
food products, operators who
transport food and establishments
that sell the food products to
consumers, such as hotels,
restaurants, supermarkets and
street vendors.
It is an imperative that if we are
to successfully penetrate and
sustain our presence in any
marketplace, including our own,
we must ensure that all the
fundamental guidelines and
principles of food safety are
adhered to by all entities at all
times, everywhere along the value
chain.
The basic elements of food
safety must be practiced and
preached not only by our ministries
of health and our bureaux of
standards, but also by every
individual, including the final
consumer, who handles food in
any capacity.
Put in its simplest definition,
food safety is concerned with the
protection of food from
contamination, and thus food
safety ought always to be a
constant phrase on the minds of
the people of the OECS.

Shipping Network
For a very long time these
countries have been urging their
industries, be they electronics,
beverage, apparel, agriculture etc.,
to produce more.
Unfortunately while efforts at
such persuasion have been
continuous, there has not been any
success in achieving a regional


Dr the Hon Timoth Harris
Dr the Hon Timothy Harris


means of ownership or control of a profitable shipping network. Not
since the bygone and far gone days of the Federal Vessels has the
region commanded a well orchestrated shipping service for intra regional
trade.
If OECS Agriculture is to rise to its anticipated heights of grandeur,
then we must position ourselves to at least exercise control over a
shipping network that provides it with reliability, affordability, competitive
advantage, excellent performance and outstanding customer care.
I believe the time has come to remove the nightmare out of all of our
transportation logistics, whether they exist on land, sea or by air.

Conclusion
It will be very remiss of me, and certainly unpardonable, if I did not
use this opportunity to publicly express the deep gratitude of the OECS
and each of its member states to the Food and Agricultural Organization
(FAO), the European Union (EU) and the Commonwealth Fund for
Technical Cooperation CFTC), for their continued superlative
partnership, funding and technical assistance in advancing the cause of
OECS Agriculture. I am especially grateful to the government of Venezuela
for ALBA Alimentos programme and the government of Cuba for its
technical assistance programme. Our Ross University Veterinary School
and our primate facilities are playing an increasingly important support
role of which we are proud.
In closing, I am obliged to quote the respected eighteenth century
English poet, critic and writer- Samuel Johnson who wrote "agriculture
not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her
own".
Hence, in all of our deliberations over the appointed days of this
meeting, let us work assiduously to not only prove Samuel Johnson
correct, by making our nations rich, but also to guarantee that this little
region, called the OECS, becomes self sufficient in agriculture, and
provides full and absolute food security and safety for its people.
It is therefore with great pleasure that I wish this meeting every
success and also wish an enjoyable stay to all visiting participants.
May God bless us all!! Thank you, thank you!!


UNITED STATES PEACE CORPS/ EASTERN CARIBBEAN

VACANCY NOTICE
United States Peace Corps (St. Kitts) is inviting suitably qualified
individuals to apply for short-term positions ranging from 11- 20 days
between July 26 and October 22nd, 2010. Trainers are expected to
provide interactive sessions for Peace Corps Trainees ranging in
ages and experiences and based on a set curriculum in the following
capacities:
Institutional Development (ID / NGO)Trainer
Participatory Analysis for Community Action (PACA) Trainer
Youth Development (YD) Trainer
Working With Schools Trainer
Further information regarding these positions can be obtained from
United States Peace Corps (St. Kitts):
Email: mhuggins@lc.peacecorps.gov
Tel: 466-5591, Fax: 465-3079
Applications should be sent to: Email: mhuggins@Jc.peacecorps.gov
OR
United States Peace Corps
College Housing Project
P.O. Box 246
Basseterre
St. Kitts
Deadline for receipt of Applications is June 21st, 2010.


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010 9


AQUIFER PLO
Basseterre, St. Kitts, June
02, 2010 (SKNIS): Work
continues steadily on the
Protection of the Basseterre
Valley Aquifer Project
following Cabinet's approval of
plans for the completion of
Phase I and the
commencement of Phase II.
Officially scheduled to
conclude at the end of June 2010,
Phase I involves an evaluation of
the area specific to the land mass
and its water content. The area's
mapping including an analysis the
water supply, a survey of the
watershed or natural water
drainage system that supplies the
aquifer, and a review of the current
policy and laws pertaining to water
resource management are
currently ongoing.
The Cabinet of the
Government of St. Kitts and Nevis
also fully endorsed the seeking of
funds for Phase II from the United
Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) and other agencies for
financial and technical support.
Basseterre Valley Aquifer Project
Manager Ian Liburd has identified
that initial discussions have
already taken place with Rob
Weary, Senior Policy Advisor for
Latin America and the Caribbean
pertaining to financial support
from The Nature Conservancy
which is expected to become
available by January 01, 2011.
Other activities include
clearing the Aquifer sections
around the Taiwanese
Demonstration Farm along the Kim
Collins Highway to allow a view
of the partially renovated sugar
mill; the field adjacent to
Wellington Road which is a
proposed business park; and east
of the windmill in the area reserved
for the proposed visitor centre. In
order to undertake this activity, the
Basseterre Valley Aquifer Project
Management Unit (PMU) has
proposed the use of the
equipment of the Agriculture
Resource Management Project
(ARMP). As long as this is
granted it would involve the use
of a heavy-roaming harrow and
bulldozer to remove the sugar



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cane in stages. Initial discussions
were also held with the
Department of Lands and Surveys
for the appropriate survey plan
and legal documenting of the area
for the proposed Park.
The main implementation
activities for Phase II of the project
will include the development of
draft legislation including the St.
Kitts-Nevis Protected Area System
and the St. Kitts-Nevis Protected
Area Trust; additional analysis for
a revenue generation strategy; a
landscape plan for the National
Park and detailed implementation
planning to establish a
conservation service as well as
public education, a tourism "thank
you" programme and the like.
These activities will take place
prior to the construction of the
amphitheatre, visitor centre and
the water feature of the National
Park.
Upcoming activities of the
PMU include the Global
Environment Facility (GEF) -
Integrating Watershed and
Coastal Areas Management
(IWCAM) 2nd Lessons Learned
and Good Practices Workshop,
taking place June 22 to 24, 2010 in
Jamaica where St. Kitts and Nevis
will update on local activities. The
workshop also coincides with the
Fifth Caribbean Environmental
Forum and Exhibition (CEF5)
which runs from June 21 to 25 in
Jamaica. All GEF IWCAM
demonstration projects are
expected to present material and
as such the Basseterre Valley
Aquifer will also be featured.







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TDC Group of Companies Michael L. King Scholarship Grant

The TDC Group of Companies is now inviting applications from the public for the
Michael L. King Scholarship Grant.
The Scholarship is intended to assist students who are desirous of pursuing University studies.
The award is open to:
Citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis who are normally resident in the Federation and intend to return
to the Federation after completion of their course of study;
Persons who have been accepted to pursue full time University level studies or who are already
pursuing studies. Letters of acceptance from the University in the Faculty in which he/she
intends to pursue studies must be presented;
TENURE One (1) Calendar Year
VALUE USD$5,000.00
NOTE Employees of the TDC Group or its related Companies are not eligible to apply.
For further information call 1869)-465-2511 or visit:
www.tdclimited.com
TDC Human Resources Department, Fort Street, Basseterre
TDC General Office, Pinney's Industrial Estate, Charlestown, Nevis

Applications along with two (2) testimonials and a personal essay must be received by
Friday June 11th 2010 and should be sent to:

The Chairperson
Michael L. King Scholarship Grant
P. O. Box 142
Fort Street
Rasseterre


FEDERATION OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER AND NEVI8
SAINT CHRISTOPHER CIRCuIT
A.D. 2010
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT CAP. 279

CLAIM NO.: SKBHCV2010/ c to

In the Matter of Section 144 of the Title by Registration
Act Cap. 10.19, and in the matter of an Application by
Marcella Flemming for the issue of a new Certificate of
Title for a lot of land being No. 160 of Ponds Pasture
Housing Development to replace a lost Certificate of
Title recorded in Register Book W2 Folio 260


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR REPLACEMENT OF
LOT CERTIFICATE OF TITLE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MARCELLA FLEMMING of Thomas Street, Ponds Pasture.
Basseterre, 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 22nd July, 1997 and registered in Book W2 Folio 260 of the
Register of Titles for St. Christopher, the land contained in said Certificate of Title being
ALL THAT lot piece or parcel of land known as Lot No. 160 of Ponds Pasture Housing
Development in the Island of St. Christopher containing by admeasurement 2,268 square
feet bounded and measuring as follows:- On or towards the East by Lot No. 167 40.50
feet; On or towards the South by a Public Road 56.00 feet; On or towards the West by
Thomas Street 40.50 feet and On or towards the North by Lot No. 161 -56.00 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
Applicant.


Dated the [v0 day of frVk 2010


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Solicitors for the Atplicant




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FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


Federation Establishes New

Protocol To Address Child

Abuse Cases
Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 28, 2010 (SKNIS): The Probation
and Child Protection Services of the Ministry of Social Services
and Community Development has solidified its commitment to
stopping child abuse "dead in its tracks" by implementing a
multidisciplinary approach to the management of abuse cases.
Stakeholders in child protection met at the St Kitts Marriott on
Thursday to discuss the way forward on the implementation for a
National Child Protection Protocol that would implement the new
procedure for dealing with child abuse cases in the Federation.
Minister responsible for Social Services and Community
Development Hon.
Marcella Liburd noted that on July 24th this year, the Federation
will celebrate its 20th anniversary of ratifying the United Nations
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Minister Liburd said although significant strides had been made
since then in ensuring that national laws, policies and practices
conform to the provisions of the convention, the Department of
Probation and Child Protection Services recognized the dire need
to focus their efforts on the inadequacies and deficiencies in the
National child abuse protection system. As such organized it
organized the first consultation in 2006 under the theme: Advancing



Central America


floods, mudslides kill


scores

More than 110,000 in Guatemala flee as first
storm of season lashes region
AP Associated Press Mon., May 31, 2010
GUATEMALA CITY Flooding and landslides from the season's
first tropical storm have killed at least 142 people and left thousands
homeless in Central America, officials said Monday.
Dozens of people are still missing and emergency crews are struggling
to reach isolated communities cut off by washed-out roads and collapsed
bridges caused by Tropical Storm Agatha.
The sun emerged Monday in hardest-hit Guatemala, where officials
reported 118 dead and 53 missing. In the department of Chimaltenango
- a province west of Guatemala City landslides buried dozens of
rural Indian communities and killed at least 60 people, Gov. Erick de Leon
said.
"The department has collapsed," de Leon said. "There are a lot of
dead people. The roads are blocked. The shelters are overflowing. We
need water, food, clothes, blankets but above all, money."
In the tiny village of Parajbei, a slide smothered three homes and
killed 11 people.
IL \\ raining really hard and there was a huge noise," said Vicente
Azcaj, 56, who ran outside and saw that a hill had crumbled. No\\
everyone is afraid that the same will happen to their homes."
Volunteers from nearby villages worked nonstop since Sunday to
recover the bodies in Parajbei, and on Monday they found the last two:
brothers, 4 and 8 years old, who were buried under tons of dirt, rocks
and trees.
As a thank-you, rescuers got a plate of rice and beans from the
mayor of nearby Santa Apolonia.
"It's a small thing, but it comes from the heart," Tulio Nunez told
them through a translator.
Nunez said he worried about the well-being of survivors in the area
because the landslides blocked roads and burst water pipes.
"They don't have anything to drink," he said.
In all some 110,000 people were evacuated in Guatemala.
Thousands more have fled their homes in neighboring Honduras,
where the death toll rose to 15 even as meteorologists predicted three
more days of rain.
Two dams near the capital of Tegucigalpa overflowed into a nearby
river, and officials warned people to stay away from swollen waterways.
"The risk is enormous," Mayor Ricardo Alvarez said.
In El Salvador, at least 179 landslides have been reported and 11,000


Child Protection: Keeping the
Promise.
Thursday's consultation was
another major step geared at
protecting youth to the fullest
extent.
Minister Liburd said as a
result of that consultation the
pursuit of a Child Protection
Protocol was vigorously
pursued with unwavering
commitment from UNICEF.
Citing reporting, prevention
and management of child abuse
cases as challenges Permanent
Secretary for Social Services
on the Island of Nevis Mr.
Alstead Pemberton, who was
present at the event, said the
protocol would go beyond the
legal framework for dealing
with offenders; to involving the
role of the community at large
as well as persons who are
mandated by law to report
cases fully.
He added that despite


people were evacuated. The death
toll was nine, President Mauricio
Funes said.
About 95 percent of the
country's roads were affected by
landslides, but most remain open,
Transportation Minister Gerson
Martinez said.
The Lempa River, which flows
to the Pacific, topped its banks and
flooded at least 20 villages,
affecting some 6,000 people, said
Jorge Melendez, director of the
Civil ProtectionAgency.
Officials warned that the
Acelhuate River, which cuts


several legislative attempts to
address child abuse in St. Kitts
and Nevis, the plight of
vulnerable children continues to
be of great concern in the area
of child protection.
"Without clearly defined
policies and a protocol to support
their effective implementation,
the legislative initiatives such as
the protection and Child Welfare
Board Act cannot operate
effectively, remarked Mr.
Pemberton.
He commented that police
officers, prosecutors, medial
professionals, magistrates,
judges, school counselors and
teachers should work toward
the same objective of promoting
the child's best interest. He
called on the continued
assistance of the Probation and
Child Protection Service
Agency in St. Kitts to assist with


issues specific to Nevis which
include under reporting and
lack of support resources for
victims and their families.
The Protocol is designed to
address all critical areas
including reporting, judicial
interventions, investigation,
devising care plans, placement
of children who require
alternative care, follow-up
care, monitoring and closure of
cases.
It is expected to assist in
establishing points of contact,
methods of contact and
purpose of contact between
relevant agencies. It is also
expected to strengthen and
clarify relationships between
child abuse response agencies
and to finding professional roles
and responsibilities as well as
improving the credibility and
accountability of agencies.


through San Salvador, was running at dangerously high levels and
threatened to spill over into the capital's streets.
Agatha made landfall near the Guatemala-Mexico border Saturday
as a tropical storm with winds up to 45 mph (75 kph). It dissipated the
following day over the mountains of western Guatemala.
The rising death toll is reminding nervous residents of Hurricane
Mitch, which hovered over Central America for days in 1998, causing
flooding and mudslides that killed nearly 11,000 people and left more
than 8,000 missing and unaccounted for.
Rescue efforts in Guatemala have been complicated by a volcanic
eruption Thursday near the capital that blanketed parts of the area with
ash and closed the country's main airport. Officials are now allowing
helicopters and propeller planes to take off, but commercial flights remain
grounded.


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SALES MANAGER

The Position;
Ocean's Edge is seeking to employ a Sales Manager with excellent client communication skills,
determination to drive sales and at least 6 years experience in on site sales for Resort Developments.
Responsibilities:
On-island marketing and promotion of the Ocean's Edge Development, including, but not limited to, the
following:
1. Managing the on-island sales and marketing process to completion
2. Coordination with international agents on scheduling of inspection trips and press trips;
preparation of itineraries, hosting of visits.
3. Comprehensive follow-up of Inspection Trips, Holiday Inspection Trips, referrals and
walk-ins
4. Hosting sales events and liaising with international and on-island sub-agents

Applications:
Applications plus 2 letters of recommendation should be forwarded no later than May 28th, 2010 to the
Operations Manager:
Operations Manager
Ocean's Edge St. Kitts
P O Box 768
Basseterre
St. Kitts
Shannon.hawley@oceansedgestkitts.com


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12 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


REFLECTIONS ON LIFE


Ask yourself...
What is most important in my
life?
Keep that in front of you and you will
discover that most things get solved by
themselves. Do not leave the important
things until last, for then they will become
urgent and you will lose the valuable treasure
of peace.
Life is a game of forgetting and
remembering
You are losing the game when you ....
* Forget who you are and what you are
doing here,
* Remember the false things of the past and
what they did to you.
You are winning the game when you ....
* Remember your true identity of peace,
* Remember the One who is always peaceful
and has unconditional love for you,
S Forget the troubles of the past and
move forward with the lessons learned.
Observe what you remember during the


day and what you forget during the day.
Forget the past. It is gone. Don't worry
about the future. You do not know it. Learn
to live in the present and discover how full
it is of peaceful moments.
Life will bring obstacles and
difficulties.
They do not come to stop you. They
can strengthen you and help you progress
with more experience. Keep advancing. One
day is not the same as another. Sometimes
you do not have to find a solution, it is
enough to keep moving forward, leaving the
obstacles behind.
Ignorance makes you believe that life
functions haphazardly. Wisdom teaches
you that everything that happens in this
theatre of life has profound significance.
What you see today is not the fruit of chance
but a fruit from seeds planted in the past.
Plant seeds of peace now and you will create
a life of peace in the future.
Meditation Centre: Tel. 466 2550 :6610933


THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FEDERATION OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS
SAINT CHRISTOPHER CIRCUIT
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT ,- ~- F, .
A. D. 2010 M/ c 3 F
SKBHCV2005S0259 1 30


FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK
(BARBADOS) LIMITED Applicant
and


GREGORY BRANDY


NOTICE OF SALE


The Property described below will be offered for sale by The Registrar of The Supreme
Court by public auction at The Judicial and Legal Complex, East Independence Square,
Basseterre. St Kitts. on Thursday the 10 day of Jc' --L 2010. at 0.
o'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.


DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY
ALL THAT lot piece or parcel of land known as Lot No. 31 of Verchillds Housing
Development, situate In the Parish of St Thomas in the Island of Saint Christopher
and bounded and measuring as follows, that In to say:- On or towards the North-
East by a 5' Drain Allowance, 69.72 feet; On or towards the East by a Public Road,
120.31 feet: On or towards the South by Lot No. 32, 105.68 feet; and On or
towards the West by the bank of MerrIfleld Ghaut, 108.07 feet and containing by
admeasurement 6,583.08 square feet; all as the same is described in a Certificate of
Title dated the 24't day of January 2001 and registered in Book A3 Folio 30 of the
Register of Titles of the Island of Saint Christopher in favour of GREGORY BRANDY of
Romney Ground, Sandy Point, In the Island of Saint Christopher as registered
proprietor thereof.
UPSET PRICE

The upset price for the above land shall be EC$31,400.00.


Dated the I day of Y M.. 2010
of '

REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT


- Respondent


NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION

(NHC)





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.



QUALIFICATIONS

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



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Corporation

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


REMUNERATION

Salary will commensurate with qualification and experience,

within the Corporation's salary scale.



DOCUMENTATION

The following documents must be submitted:

Letter of Application

Curriculum Vitae

Two (2) recent letters of reference

Certified copies of certificates


All documents must be submitted to:

The General Manager

National Housing Corporation

East Park Range

Basseterre

St Kitts


DEADLINE

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




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


HIV/AIDS: Civil Society

active involvement in seeking

Global Fund sought


The OECS Region is in the
process of submitting a second
Global Fund Grant for HIV/AIDS,
Tuberculosis and Malaria
(GFATM), for the management of
HIV/AIDS in its six member
countries, according to a Press
statement issued by the Director
of the HIV/AIDS Regional
Coordinating Unit, Ms. Joan Didier
and Health Planner, Nicole Slack
Liburd.
Integral to this process is the
nomination of 2 individuals per
country who will form the Country
Coordinating Mechanism (CCM).
One of these individuals MUST be
a member of a non-governmental
organization (NGO). Under the
current grant, Mr. Elvis Newton
(government representative) and
Pastor Leroy Matthew (NGO
representative) represent St. Kitts/
Nevis. The two nominated
members will also be a part of the
National Advisory Council onHIV/
AIDS (NACHA). At a regional
level, these persons will form part
of the OECS Regional
Coordinating Mechanism for HIV/
AIDS.
"In an effort to ensure
transparency, the GFATM requires
that all interested NGO's hold a
meeting with the goal of
nominating one (1) member for
consideration for selection to the
CCM. A similar process will occur
in St. Kitts, after which one
meeting will be held during where
an election will occur and one (1)
NGO representative for St. Kitts/
Nevis will be selected," Liburd
stated.
She further said that the
process must be finalized in St.
Kitts/Nevis by June 13th, 2010. To
expedite this process, The Nevis
HIV/AIDS Coordinating Unit will
hold a meeting at The Red Cross
Building on Monday May 31st,


2010between9:00a.m.-10:30a.m.
"We ask that 2-3
representatives from your
organization attend, to be further
educated on the matter. This
meeting will also serve as your
organization's meeting to nominate
your representative, where minutes
will also have to be taken. We also
request that you bring a laptop and
organization letterhead to this
meeting. We require at least 5
signatures on this document, and
therefore ask that you circulate the
minutes of your meeting for
singing by additional group
membersby June 2nd 2010," Liburd
said.
With only a three month
preparation time, consultations will
begin immediately in the following
member states: Antigua and
Barbuda, Commonwealth of
Dominica, Grenada, St. Kilts and
Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent
and the Grenadines. The deadline
for submission of the proposal is
August 19,2010.
Didier explained in the press
statement that OECS member
states have been previous
beneficiaries in 2005 with a 5-year
Round 3 Grant which saw
approximately US$ 7.5M support
forHIV&AIDS programmes. These
included treatment, care and
support, availability of free
antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and
opportunistic infection (OI) drugs;
prevention of mother to child
transmission (PMTCT)
programmes and facilities for
comprehensive clinical staging and
management of HIV
The OECS Regional
Coordinating Mechanism
(OECSRCM) and the Secretariat of
Organisation of the Eastern
Caribbean States (OECS) is
responding to the Round 10 call
for proposals by the the Global


New Scholarship Fund

To Promote Civic &

Academic Excellence

Launched
Basseterre, St. Kitts May 31, 2010 A new scholarship fund that
will promote academic and civic excellence among students of the
Tucker-Clarke Primary School was officially established on April 8th,
2010.
The William Marcus Natta Memorial Scholarship Fund, dedicated
to the memory of Mr. William Marcus Natta, former St. Kitts-Nevis
Defence Force sergeant and trade unionist, will offer two scholarships
to students from Tucker-Clarke Primary School who demonstrate
scholarly ambition, community activism, and a sound moral character.
The Scholarship Fund intends to provide financial as well as
educational assistance to students from low-income families.


Fund to FightAIDS, Tuberculosis
and Malaria (GFATM), issued
recently to ensure the
sustainability of the HIV&AIDS
programmes within its member
states. The Global Fund is an
international financing institution
that invests the world's money to
save lives. To date, it has
committed US$ 19.3 billion in 144
countries to support large-scale
prevention, treatment and care
programmes against the three
diseases.
Mobilization efforts have
begun with a meeting hosted by
the Regional Coordinating
Mechanism and OECS Secretariat
through its HIV/AIDS Project Unit
(HAPU) during the week of May
17-21, 2010 in Saint Lucia. At that
meeting the current Global Fund
Round 3 Grant was reviewed,
challenges and gaps identified,
and an action plan devised to
support the process.
In an effort to ensure member
states' full participation and
compliance to the requirements of
the proposal submission, the RCM
will be soliciting input from
countries through national
consultations involving various
sectors of the population including
infected and affected populations
(people living with HIV/AIDS
(PLHIV), vulnerable groups
including men having sex with men
(MSM); sex workers; the public
and private sectors and other civil
society groups.
The Round 10 funding will
focus on the strengthening of the
health systems and civil society.
Prevention with special emphasis
on key affected populations
including men who have sex with
men (MSM), sex workers, and
substance users will also benefit
from the new round of funding,


"The Scholarship not only
honours my father's memory but
hopes to also be an incentive for
the academic and civic uplift of
our primary school students," said
Dr. Marcus L. Natta, Ph.D.,
chairman of the William Marcus
Natta Memorial Scholarship Fund.
"If our scholarship can
encourage our children to excel
both in the classroom and in their
communities, then we would have
achieved our most important
objective."
Tucker-Clarke (formerly New
Town Primary) was chosen as the
first primary school recipient
because of its longstanding role
as the premiere educational
institution in the New Town area.
It is also the alma mater of the


SC 13


Agriculture Official

registers satisfaction with

land usage by Nevis Wind

Farm operators
CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JUNE 01, 2010) -Permanent Secretary in
the Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis Dr. Kelvin Daly registered
satisfaction with the land usage by operators of Wind Farm project at
Maddens.
During a recent visit to the site, the Department of Agriculture's
prime breeding area for Senapole cattle, Dr. Daly told the Department of
Information that when the Ministry and Department of Agriculture was
initially approached a year ago, there was some trepidation from members
of the public that the planned operation would interfere with the cattle
grazing and breeding area.
"Through negotiations and goodwill we were able to secure the dual
function for this farm both for energy generation and for livestock grazing.
"I am pleased with the operation. We have had very little complaints
about interaction between the animals and the construction crew on the
sites. Whatever complaints were issued they were quickly rectified and
so we are quite happy that we were able to play a small part in this
development," he said.
The Permanent Secretary also used the opportunity to show that
adjacent lands used by private livestock farmers had not been affected
by the Wind Farm site, contrary to public sentiment.
"I know there was some consternation earlier up when some persons
were complaining in the mass media that this project is displacing a
particular farmer. Let me make that clear right now the particular farmer's
lot is on that side over there [left of the Wind Farm] and you can clearly
see there are no turbines on that site.
"We were making that claim earlier on that there was no interference
and persons who without any information, were making false claims and
here we are today with direct proof that these turbines here are on lands,
designated for the [wind] farm and for livestock operation. It has no
impact on whatever private use of the land by farmers and that myth is
now dispelled," he said.
Dr. Daly had accompanied members of Cabinet including Minister of
Agriculture Hon. Robelto Hector and Area Representative for the St.
James Constituency and Attorney General Hon. Patrice Nisbett.







.





(L-R) Area Representative for the St. James Constituency and
Attorney General Hon. Patrice Nisbett, Permanent secretary in the
Ministry ofAgriculture on Nevis Dr. Kelvin Daly and Minister of
Agriculture Hon. Robelto Hector


Scholarship Fund's chairman and was integral to his educational
foundation during his formative years.
The School has and continues to serve the East Basseterre
community with pride and distinction and has produced many
outstanding students in academics, medicine, sports, and politics such
as Lavina and Willa Liburd (state scholars), the Governor-General, His
Excellency Dr. Cuthbert Sebastian (medical doctor), Tiandra Ponteen
(olympian), Keith 'Kayamba' Gumbs (professional soccer player),
Trevor Levine (professional golfer), the Honourable Dr. Earl Asim Martin
(government minister), and many other notables.
The Board of Trustees hopes to expand the Scholarship Fund to
other primary schools on St. Kitts and Nevis, but for this initial period
only students at Tucker-Clarke Primary will be eligible for acceptance.
The Scholarship Fund will provide a total of two scholarships each
academic year to a male and female student, selected from grades five
or six. Scholarship awards will range from EC $500 to EC $2,000. The
Scholarship Fund will begin accepting applications in March 2011 with
the inaugural awards being granted in July 2011.
For more information, please call (869) 465 8084 or visit
www.nattascholarshipfund.org.




I NEWS I


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


Danienne gains Bachelor's

Degree in Psychology D att
Danienne attributes her
success to hard work,
dedication and the
tremendous support
,n. received from relatives and
t close friends. Foremost
amongst the persons who
have been supportive was
her mother, Ms. Sylvia
Mills, whose
encouragement was
instrumental to Danienne's
successful completion of her
studies.
Danienne and her family
extend through this
newspaper, a heart felt
thanks to the Government of
St Kitts and Nevis, the
Development Bank and the
many individuals who
assisted to ensure her
successful pursuit of
academic excellence.
The Labour Spokesman
Congratulations are extended to Ms Danienne Brin of joins in extending sincere
Pond's Estate Housing Development in East Basseterre. congratulations and best
Danienne recently graduated having successfully wishes to Danienne, her
completed a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at St Mary's mom and other members of
University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. the family.


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The Electricity
department suffered another
rigorous day as a result of a
variety of problems that
arose during the course of
the day.
It first started with a fuel
leak on the Mirrlees K8
which forced the engine to
be taken offline at 05:00
leading to the Sandy Point
feeder being taken offline
ahead of schedule to
complete the repairs on the
engine.
The day got no better
when at about 07:48 there
was a feedback experienced
at the Power Station which
caused a blackout to ensue.
The problem was later
diagnosed to be a fault on


one of the cables leading
from the Aggreko site.
The restoration of the
Station began at 09:05 with
the closure of the SSMC
feeder, and culminated with
the closure of the Frigate
Bay feeder at 10:05. The
Cayon and Sandy Point
feeder remained off for load
shedding purposes.
At 12:55, the Bayfords,
Canada and Frigate Bay
feeder were again taken
offline to rectify a problem
that occurred at the
Aggreko site, which was
completed at 13:40 when the
Bayfords, Canada and
Sandy Point feeders was
closed. The Cayon and
Frigate Bay feeders


remained off as a result of
load shedding.
With the airport cable
down, the stations capacity
was further reduced by
some 3.4MW to 18.1MW,
which lead to an extended
period of load shedding in
the night which affected the
Bayfords and Canada
feeders as well as selected
areas on the Basseterre
South feeders. Workers of
the electricity department
worked into the night to
repair the damaged cable in
the Needsmust area (see
attached photo).
The Electricity
Department deeply regrets
the inconvenience that
these interruptions in
supply may cause.


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


Former WAHS student among nine

inducted in International Honours


Society
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
JUNE 1ST 2010 (CUOPM) A
former student of the Washington
Archibald High School (WAHS) in
St. Kitts, is among nine students
who were inducted in Tortola's H.


Lavity Stoutt Community
College's Phi Theta Kappa
International Honours Society.
Trista Williams was inducted
during a brief ceremony at in the
Atrium of the Paraquita Bay
Campus, Tortola on Wednesday
26th May.
A former student of Slack's


Pre-School and the Maurice Hillier
Memorial School, Trista is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erasmus
Williams of Keys Housing
Development, St. Kitts.
The other students are Brenda
Brooks, Craig Cole, Denely Fraser,
Lonnie George, Jahmal Osborne,
Nikkea Roberts, Ajani Skelton and


Photo: Trista Williams (front row second from the left) and the other honour students with their advisors
(Photo courtesy of the HLSCC.


Esteban Smith, several of whom are
expected to graduate from HLSCC
this year.
According to BVI
Newsonline.com, Associate Vice
President (Operations, Human
Resources and Quality
Assurance), Dr. Christine Hodge,
congratulated the students and
urged them to continue their work
of excellence as they move on to
further their studies or as they
enter the world of work.
"Keep those grade up," said
Dr. Hodge. "This is just the
beginning for you. As you move
out of this College, remember that
your good work should by all
means continue from where you
left offhere atHLSCC."
President of the HLSCC's
chapter, Jareem Williams, and
President of the Student
Government Association, Loay
Jabre, himself a member of the
honours society, gave brief
remarks. Lecturer, Richard
Georges, one of the advisors,
conducted the formal induction of
the students.
"Beta Omicron Sigma" is




In OLne

In 7Tune Wit(


HLSCC's chapter of the PTK
International Honours Society.
Chartered on 28 May 2006, the
programme started with five
advisors and 31 students. Today,
the BOS chapter has seven
advisors and over 50 students. The
initiative requires students to have
at least 12 hours of degree course
work and a minimum Grade Point
Average of 3.6. To remain a
member, students must maintain a
minimum GPAof 3.5.
PTK is the international honour
society of two-year colleges. It is
the largest honour society in
American higher education with
more than two million members
and 1200 chapters located in all 50
of the United States, U.S.
territories, Canada, Germany, and
elsewhere, including here at
HLSCC in the British Virgin
Islands.
PTK aims to recognize and
encourage scholarship among
two-year college students and,
typically, members get the
opportunity to apply for transfer
scholarships that are offered.
Membership is also noted on
college transcripts.


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Ground breaks for new

Cotton Ground Police

station; Commissioner

Williams says it's a

step in the right
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direction


St. Kitts and Nevis Police
Commissioner Austin Williams
at the ground breaking
ceremony for a modern police
station at Colquhoun Estate in
Cotton Ground
CHARLESTOWN NEVIS
(JUNE 02, 2010) The symbolic
ground breaking for the
construction of a modern police
station at Colquhoun Estate in
Cotton Ground on Wednesday by
Premier of Nevis and Minister
responsible for Security Hon.
Joseph Parry, was described by the
Federation's Commissioner of
Police Austin Williams, as another
step in the right direction in
strengthening the police
infrastructure on Nevis.
During his remarks at the event,
Commissioner Williams said the
new police facility, in addition to
the recent commission of new


police barracks at Butlers Village,
the gift of a fleet of vehicles given
to the police and the installation
of a close circuit camera monitoring
system, all made possible through
the Nevis Island Administration
(NIA), was evidence of the
confidence the Administration had
placed in the police and their work.
"These [gifts] I believe are
more than tangible proof that the
Government and in particular the
Nevis Island Administration,
recognizes the needs of the police
and are responding in kind.
"What we must take into
consideration is that all these are
coming at a time when we are
experiencing an economic
recession. Things are tight all over
the world and so we are truly
appreciative when the government
can respond to our call, barring the
competition for the scarce
resources," he said.
Mr. Williams referred to the
occasion as an historic one, noting
that the construction of new public
buildings was not common let
alone a police station.
Nonetheless, the
Commissioner said the new police
station which would be positioned
along the Nevis Island Main Road
at the entrance of Cotton Ground
Village, would embrace the public.


Students from the St. Thomas'Primary School perform a heart
warming skit in honour of the Police.


The site of the new Cotton Ground Police Station at Colquhoun
Estate at the entrance of Cotton Ground Village along the Nevis
Island Main Road


"This new facility will surely
have a place for the community
where we can hold neighbourhood
watch meetings, training and other
special events for the public. This
is going to be the community's
building and we would want the
people to feel comfortable visiting
us and using the facility.
"Public faith in the Police
Department is continuing to grow
and our image continues to
improve. We have done our best
to become more involved in this
community and be more visible to
our citizens. We have also tried to
be as transparent as possible," he
said.
While he thanked the
government for its approval of the
project at this time and its tangible
demonstration of faith and
support for the work of the police,
Mr. Williams noted that the new
police station would enable the
police organisation to grow as a
department and become an
improved agency.
During the ceremony, chaired
by Cabinet Secretary in the NIA
Mr. Ashley Farrell, students from
the neighboring St. Thomas'
Primary school rendered two heart
warming performances a skit and
a poem in honour of the Police.



OAS and

CARICOM

Address

Challenges

and

Opportunities

of Youth in

the

Americas
The Organization of
American States (OAS) and
the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) today held a
meeting at OAS headquarters
in Washington, DC, to discuss
ways of collaborating and
advancing the agenda of youth
in the Americas.
The meeting, held in
advance of the World Youth
Conference, was chaired by
OAS Assistant Secretary
General Albert R. Ramdin; and
CARICOM Assistant
Secretary-General for Human
and Social Development;
Edward Greene, and was
attended by other CARICOM
officials and OAS specialists;
as well as by OAS Member
States representatives. It


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


One shot and killed:


two wounded and


hospitalized
By Charles Miler Jr
One young man from the Basseterre area is dead and two
others were hospitalized following two separate shooting incidents
here on Monday night, May 31st, 2010.
Dead is 30 year old Sylvester Lee of Upper Fiennes Avenue,
Central Basseterre. According to a Police Press Release issued
on Tuesday by the Police High Command, at around 10:38 pm
(Monday), Officers from the Force responded to reports of a
shooting in the Central Fiennes Avenue area.
On arrival they discovered the lifeless body of Lee. He
reportedly received multiple gunshot wounds and died on the scene.
The scene was then processed by officers of the crime scene
department and a number of spent shells and items of evidential
value were collected and taken into police custody for analysis.
Lee's body was later removed from the scene with permission
from the coroner and was escorted to a funeral home by Police.
The Police Press Release also revealed that another young
man, Devon Jeffers of Trafalgar Village, West Basseterre, was
also attacked during the same incident in which Lee was shot and
killed.
He (Jeffers) was shot in both legs and was subsequently
transported to the Joseph N. France General Hospital in a private
vehicle. He underwent emergency surgery and was warded and
said to be in stable condition.
In the other shooting incident reported by the Police, a 28 year
- old young man Jahmari Lake of Shadwell was shot in his leg.
This incident occurred in the vicinity of the By-pass Road sometime
around 10:55 pm (Monday). Lake is alleged to have been shot by
an unknown assailant who exited a car and shot at him.
He too was transported to the Joseph N. France General
Hospital where he was treated and was said to be in stable
condition.
No suspects have been taken into custody and investigations
are ongoing.


featured a presentation of the CARICOM Commission on Youth
Development Report, and a presentation of the OAS Youth Strategy
for the Americas.
During the meeting, Ambassador Ramdin stressed the
importance of focusing on the challenges and opportunities of youth
in the hemisphere, recalling that a majority of the population of
Western hemisphere countries is less than 35 years of age. "The
fact alone that the majority of our population is young requires an
organization like ours to focus on that segment of our society,"
Ramdin said, and commented that "if we do not address the
challenges and opportunities that youth can have in society now,
in the future we'll have to address other issues regarding security,
crime, violence, and unemployment."
Furthermore, Ramdin advocated for the participation of youth in the
decision-making processes of the region, and reiterated the Organization's
commitment to help its Member States address the challenges of the
youth in their countries. "Policy making without the youth is not policy
making for the youth," he said.
Finally, Ramdin reiterated the importance of working together
to address the challenges of youth. "We intend to continue our
partnership with CARICOM in addressing these issues," he
concluded, recalling that two years ago the OAS General
Assembly, under the slogan, "Youth and Democratic Values,"
focused on similar themes, and that important commitments were
then made involving this segment of the population and its
contribution to and participation in democracy.


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


Don't Miss the moment U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to Visit
w a._ a.a Barbados for Multi-Lateral Meetings


......I am vvoman


CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, May 31,2010. Nevis willbe flooded with
beauty and splendor on Friday, June 4, at 4.30 p.m when the six Miss
Culture Queen and eight Miss Culture Swimwear 2010 contestants are
presented to the public at a launch ceremony scheduled to be held at the
A. L. Evelyn Building in Charlestown.
This will be the first opportunity for the public to meet this year's
contestants. There will be a glamorous display of cultural performances
from the primary and secondary schools from 3:30 4:30 pm. Under the
umbrella theme, "I am Woman" this year's pageants will place a heavy
emphasis on the values and dignity of women and girls. The 2010 Ms
Culture Pageants' sub-Committee is encouraging the general public and
all stakeholders to attend the launch.
The Friday June 4, 2010 launch kicks off an exciting weekend of
launch events. On Saturday June 5th, 2010 the contestants will be treated
to a glamorous island wide motorcade which will commence at 2.00 p.m.
at the TDC parking lot. The Pageants sub-Committee have partnered
with the marketing team of the St. Kitts Music Festival to promote the
14th Annual St Kitts Music Festival. There will be exciting giveaways
and prizes at the various stops around the Island main road. The members
of the public have an opportunity to see the contestants at various
stops where the girls reside among them Jessups, Cotton Ground,
New Castle, Brick Kiln, Butlers, Zion, Market Shop, Prospect, Bath Village
and the D R Walwyn Plaza.
On Sunday June 6th, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. the contestants will attend a
church service at the St. Paul's Anglican Church after which they will be
treated to a delicious brunch and fashion show between 11.00 a.m. and
4.00 p.m. at the Pinneys Beach Hotel. The public is asked to use the
opportunity to interact with the contestants.
The inaugural 2010 Miss Culture Swimwear Pageant under the theme
"I am woman: The Beauty in Me" will be held onAugust 1, 2010 at the
Cultural Complex while the Miss Culture Queen Pageant "I am Woman:
I am Every Woman" will be held on August 1, 2010 at the same venue.
The contestants aged between 18 and 25 years will vie for the coveted
title of Ms. Culture Queen 2010 and the Miss Culture Swimwear 2010
respectively. The contestants' participation in the pageants increases
their self-worth and empowers them to succeed by developing their
confidence and their presentation skills.
The Miss Culture Queen Pageant has been a major highlight of the
annual Culturama Festival held to showcase Nevis' cultural heritage.
Culturama was established in February 1974. Culturama was designed
to highlight Nevis' dynamic arts and culture scene.
For further information email:
MsCultureQueenPageants@hotmail.com or call 1 869 662 6531.




SKNYPA jumps, skips and hops


with the children of St. Peters

The laughter and squealing of children having fun could be heard
from the street outside the St. Peters Community Center. Some 40 children
turned out despite the inclement weather to COMCENTAPLAY hosted
by the St. Kitts National Youth Parliament Association (SKNYPA) Friday
night (May 28).
At COMCENTAPLAY Come to the Community Center and Play
with us old-fashioned games are used to promote a culture of family
time and creating safe places for our children to play. It is also used to
encourage children to socialize with each other outside of school and to
build a spirit of teamwork, cooperation and conflict resolution.
The two-hour session began just after 6pm. Members of the group
played Mississippi, hand tennis, hop scotch, dominoes and twister with
the boys and girls who were predominantly students of the Dean Glasford
Primary School.
After a competitive game of musical chairs, the group ended the
event with a motivational talk from the President of SKNYPA, Jihan
Williams. Ms. Williams sat the participants down and asked about their
career aspirations. Singers, doctors, footballers and teachers were some
of their responses. Ms. Williams told them that in order to reach their
goals, they would have to focus on their school work and stay away
from crime. She also encouraged them to help people in their communities
and to be nice to each other.
The children assured her that they liked school and that they knew
that crime was a bad thing. Fruits and water were then served to replace
the energy spent on having a great time and one of the youngest students
left the members inspired after she volunteered to pray to close the
event. Then it was time for Sknyparians to wave goodbye to the children
and call it a night.


Bridgetown, Barbados,
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton will travel
to Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and
Barbados from June 6-10 to
participate in the General
Assembly of the Organization of
American States (OAS) and
consult with our regional partners
on issues of shared interest.
Secretary Clinton is scheduled
to visit Barbados June 9-10, 2010,
where she will meet with Caribbean
Foreign Ministers and Government
leaders in Barbados.


On June 6-8 in Peru, Secretary
Clinton will participate in the
General Assembly of the
Organization of American States
General Assembly, the Western
Hemisphere's premier multilateral
organization. The Secretary will
then travel to Ecuador and
Colombia, meeting with
government leaders in both
countries.
Secretary Clinton's visit comes
on the heels of the inaugural
Caribbean-U.S. Security


WEEKLY HOROSCOPE
Contributed by: Shaday Peters


Arie
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.



Taurus
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
impression.'





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.




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.




Leo
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.


Cooperation Dialogue held in
Washington on May 27, 2010.
Representatives from all
CARICOM nations, the
Dominican Republic, and observer
partner nations participated in a
dialogue that established a
framework for security
engagement, a declaration of
principles, and a plan of action.
The CBSI seeks to substantially
reduce illicit trafficking, increase
public safety and security, and
promote social justice.


0

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.



Scorpalo
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.


SIyHus
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.



Carirn
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.



AquLjurliu
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.




Place S
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!'


-NEWS I




I -NEWS I


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


WHO Focuses On

Women And Young

Girls For World No

Tobacco Day

By a Contributor
The harmful effects of tobacco marketing to women and young girls
were the focus on Monday May 31st, for World No Tobacco Day (WNTD).
Created by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1987, World No
Tobacco Day seeks to discourage the use of tobacco and tobacco by
products for a 24-hour period universally.
Under the theme "Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing
to women". Particular attention was paid to the increased usage of
tobacco amongst women and young girls. The WHO states that the
tobacco industry targets women to replace the up to half of current
users of tobacco who will die eventually of a tobacco-related disease.



Senior Officer Charts

Way Forward For CXC

Examination Body
By a Contributor
During a presentation made at the OTI conference room on
Wednesday 2nd June, Registrar Dr. Didacus Jules of regional examining
body Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), expressed the way forward
for his organization.
According to the Registrar CXC's mission for the future was to ensure
that the people of the Caribbean were intellectually competitive within
the global market. It was the organization's goal to make CXC certification
fully acceptable and academically relevant throughout the world.
"For us to achieve such a feat we have to ensure that our quality and
standard in regards to certification remains high, we want CXC
certification to act as a diplomatic passport being accepted and
recognized by academic organizations world wide," he said.
He indicated that CXC was currently seeking to address this issue in
various ways one such way includes ensuring that all syllabuses and
examinations were comparable to that of international bodies.
Mr. Jules also made mention of the improvements made to the
organizations website www.cxc.org. He said that necessary changes to
the website took some 18 months to complete. Mr. Jules disclosed that
the process of enhancing the site came out of negative feedback from
users.
He said that prior to the improvements made, complaints of the site
not being user friendly, lack of information and slow loading reflected
poorly on the council and so they sort to make corrections.
The newly improved website boasts easily accessible information
on CXC exams, explanations for the various forms of certification offered


The St. Kitts and Nevis

Association of Florida, Inc.

(SNAF) is now accepting

entries for the 2010 Florida

Scholarship Award
The winner will receive a $1,000 Scholarship Award towards continued
enrollment at an accredited college/university within the state of Florida.
This year, we are also offering a $500 Scholarship Award to a High
School student from within Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and/or Palm
Beach county. See attached criteria list.
The award recognizes a college/university and high school student
who personifies high ethical standards thru leadership, community
service and overall academic history.
The winners will be announced at the 12th Annual Independence
Dinner and Ball on Saturday, September 18th, 2010.
For more information, please call 305 945 5989, email:
dinnerball@sknaf.org or visit our
website www.sknaf.org .


Some 20% of the world's more
than 1 billion smokers, are women
a figure that is continuously
increasing.
Speaking to Dr. Sharon
Halliday, a Psychiatrist by
profession she stated that the
tobacco industry is portraying the
act of smoking as an attractive
thing.
"The WHO is urging females
to not fall into the trap of smoking
because of its portrayal. They are
sending the message to women
that you can do endless things to
ensure that your outward
appearance is maintained but
practicing smoking will damage
your internal organs which may
cause the development of cancer,"
she said.
The threat to the lives of


by CXC and theirvalue, facilitated
e-services including the purchase
of learning support material and
accessing CXC services and also
the provision of interactive portals
for better learning and teaching.
Another area highlighted
during the presentation was the
improving of the value of
certification offered by CXC. Dr.
Mr. Jules indicated that one area
that would improve the
competiveness of CXC and the
Caribbean people that sit the
exams is determining whether or
not the content taught to students
possessed global relevance.
"One of the things we are
insisting on now internally is that
whether it is the revision of the
syllabus or the creation of a new
one we need to first of all take on
comprehensive research on what
is happening in that knowledge
domain internationally.
"This needs to be done to be
informed of any international
approaches and currents then we
can in turn make a decision on how
we would adjust this information
for our Caribbean context. There
is no need to re-invent the wheel;
wejust need to make abetterwheel
than the people who did it before
you," he said.

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women by tobacco related illness not only comes from personal use but
from that of a significant other through second hand smoke.
Studies show that in China, where one-third of the world's adult
smokers live, the tobacco epidemic is almost entirely attributed to males.
Less than 3% of women in the country smoke yet more than half of
Chinese women of reproductive age are regularly exposed to second-
hand smoke. Worldwide, of the approximately 430 000 adult deaths caused
every year by second-hand smoke, about 64% occur in women.
Dr. Halliday encouraged residents of St. Kitts and Nevis to fully
embrace the WHO's vision not forjust one day but for one's lifetime so
as to not only reduce tobacco usage but eliminate it in its entirety.
She advised persons who were unable to resist the temptation of
smoking on the 31st of May to seek treatment via their private practitioner
or the public health center during the Mental Health Clinic days.
She said that persons who were unable to stop smoking of their own
free will would have to be given replacement medication.
Popular tobacco patches or nicotine gums are options to be used
but in cases where these were unavailable anti-depressant Bupropion
would be administered to reduce the need to smoke.
"Before prescribing the anti-depressant Bupropion the individual
would be evaluated so as to determine the reason or reasons for smoking.
We will also look at these reasons and see how we can enable the person
to find an alternative solution to dealing with these issues.
Over five million people who die each year from tobacco usage 1.5
million are women. A staggering eight million persons are predicted to
die of tobacco usage by 2030.
Since its inception, World No Tobacco Day has prompted letter
writing campaigns to government officials and local newspapers,
marches, public debates, local and national publicity campaigns, anti-
tobacco activist meetings, educational programming, and public art
displays around the world against tobacco use.


CARD OF THANKS

The F -1 mn- of the Late

ALIST7AIR JON WILLIAMS





Sincerely Ip p-rei ate3s your kind expression oflove and sympathy in their time of loss.
Thank you for keeping us in your Thoughts and Prayers.

Fr ances 7J lli i m Qn behalf of the Family


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010 19


Hundreds attend


Requiem Mass of


past Labour Leaders
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JUNE 3RD 2010 (CUOPM) Stalwarts
of the Labour Movement in St. Kitts and Nevis was remembered
during the annual Requiem Mass at the St. Paul's Anglican Church
on Sunday 30th May.
Hundreds of persons attended the Service to give thanks and
praise to Almighty God for the contribution to the Nation and the
People of St. Kitts and Nevis by National Heroes, The Right Excellent
Sir Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, The Right Excellent Sir Caleb Azariah
Paul Southwell; The Right Excellent Sir Joseph N. France; as well as
His Excellency Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore; His Excellency E. St. John
Payne; Hon. Clarence Fitzroy Bryant, Hon. Charles E. Mills and others.
Father Albert Daniel of the St. Paul's Parish Church and Pastor
Lincoln Connor of the Antioch Baptist Church officiated with Lady
Hulda Lawrence at the organ.
The National Anthem was sung by Ms. Ava Richards; the First
Lesson was read by Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas; the
Second Lesson by Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Sam Condor and the
Exhortationby Pastor Lincoln Connor. The Prayers of the People was
led by Mrs. Corrine Small.
Among the congregation were the Governor General, His
Excellency Dr. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian and Ministers of Government,
Executive and Officers of the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour
Union and the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour party, Representatives of the
Diplomatic and Consular Corps and family members.





Cayon Police continue

their partnership drive

with Key's Community
The command of the Cayon Police Station followed through on its
commitment to continue meeting with the people of the district it serves
when Sergeant Carl Caines and other officers engaged the villagers of
Canada Estate and Key's Village on Monday night (May 31).
Scores of villagers came out to the Key's Community Centre where
they expressed their candid views on crime and other security matters
and commended the police for seeking to create a closer partnership
with the community.
Under the chairmanship of Mr. Royston Griffin, President of the
Canada/Key's Community Club, the meeting discussed a number of
activities that will soon be rolled out to foster community spirit and
engender the molding and inspiration of the young.
Sergeant Caines praised the community on its levels of organisation
and peace, saying that it was more than two months that there had been
a report of any kind emanating out of this area. He advised the villagers
that it will take vigilance and determination to preserve this peace.
The Police have agreed to beef up its presence in all the villages of
the district including Canada Estate and Key's by having officers


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physically present there each
week. It is hoped that this will
assist in making the communities
more familiar with the officers who
serve and protect them.
Village business man and
educator, Mr. Lloyd Grant
commended the event as a truly
good idea and described the
village turn out and participation
as "commendable".


Grant said, "I am happy to
know that the force is linking with
the community so that we can
blend our plans, proposals and
energies. If implements these will
improve community as the evening
was educational, uplifting and
developmental."
Sergeant Caines and the
officers Cayon Police Station
embarked on this series of


community dialogue sessions in
Cayon on May 17 and expects to
conduct two other meetings in
Ottley's and in Lodge shortly. At
the end of the series, a
communique will be released
outlining Police-Community
Partnership Plan of the Cayon
District.




I -NEWS I


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


Check It Out: Integrity In Public


Life Not For Grant Nuh?


By Sotto Voce


When Mrs. KramlaPersad-Bissessar became the new Prime Minister
of Trinidad & Tobago it was another slap in the face for our local PAM
Party. This is an organisation that talks plenty but fails to back its chat.
It talks the talk, but does not walk the walk.
Comingjust a few months after our own General Elections here, and
the refusal of the PAM leadership to either promote a female candidate,
or to nominate a woman to Parliament; all their empty rhetoric now about
women in leadership and politics falls flat with Kittitians.
You mean in these times when women are so prominent in our politics;
in membership of Parties, in organisation of political events, in populating
the rallies and meetings, and providing the needed support at every
turn, that PAM could not find one woman to elevate? What a shame and
disgrace.
How could they find the stomach to talk about Mrs. Persad-
Bissessar's success? You mean Lindsay Grant and their executive have
no shame? As we say loally, their shame-box mash up.
Even when they formed the Opposition Coalition with the CCM and
got the option to nominate the Opposition Senator to Parliament, they
passed on the selection of a woman. Since the time of Consie Mitcham
as a representative in Parliament, they have shown scant regard and
respect for their own women.
Jonel Rawlins was put to run in Constituency 6 to be trampled upon
by the Prime Minister. She lives in Central Basseterre. Why not give her
a run there at that time? They really got no regard and respect for their
own women.
That's why all their talk about Mrs. Persad-Bjussessar is empty and
unconvincing. They have absolutely no use for women as leaders, only
as followers and abusers of Labour.
The PAM seems unaffected by political blows and refuse to learn
from their own experiences. They campaigned continuously from the
2004 General Elections to the one in January 2010.
On their "Voices Show" on their FM, they just continuously bashed
the Labour Party and its leaders. Labour is blamed for the gang gun-
homicides and every other negative imaginable under the sun.
Since the January Elections, the pace has picked up for the 2015
Elections. We are now daily bombarded with all the negatives. Somehow
there are no shortages of pro-PAM hosts on their daily "Voices" to
facilitate and promote the continuous bashing of the Labour Party.
One would think the blows in 2004, and more licks in 2010 would give
them cooler heads. Not at all, everything is wrong with our economy.
Tourism bad. Housing bad. Governance bad. Nothing good happens in
St. Kitts, it seems. Yet for all their daily negativity, PAM can't make a
dent on the Labour Party's strength anywhere. And what does the future
hold? More blows for PAM. They are too dunce politically.






By: Jean Thomas

Let us not spoil a good thing
The Official opening has taken place. It is now officially named the
FT.Williams Highway. Indeed, when I am driving on it I cannot help but
wonder, how quickly I get from point A to point B it is so smooth and
quick.
The road cuts out all the traffic in town and many of us use that
Highway. I know that it is tempting to speed along the road and I have
noted that I can get to the airport in a fairly quick time without breaking
the speed limit. Ahyes the speed limit I know we do not realize we are
going above the limit because it is so good to be going without let or
hindrance.
It is a lovely stretch of road, and this road eases the traffic congestion
in the heart of town. Alas however, some of us drive so fast on the road
and if we are not careful we could become guilty of committing many
offences. When I use the F.T.Williams highway, I keep my eyes on the
speedometer. To begin, I think it costs me enough in taxes to drive -
license fees, insurance tax, drivers license and we all know the other
costs incurred in having and driving a vehicle. But personally, I hate to
pay more to the government treasury by having to pay an additional fee
for speed driving. I cannot afford that additional cost.
So tell me, do you enjoy paying more than you already have to? I
know that I do not enjoy paying out more, so if you see me on the
highway, even though the way may be clear and I am tempted to go a
little faster I try to resist, because I hate to pay out more than I have to.


They need to find out why
nobody who comes here wants to
leave. Why St. Kitts is still among
the more preferable places to live
in the Caribbean for Caribbean
people. The PAM's tales about our
non-attractiveness with their daily
bashings are just a waste. Nobody
takes them on and their credibility
is really nil.
Which candidate they really
campaigning so vigorously for
though?
The last I heard some 5
candidates wanted the leader out.
But he say he not going. He
staying.
The leader got his executive led
by 1/41b Onion to issue a release
of their confidence in his
leadership. That did not speak so
well for a Party that loves to talk
against corrupt dealings by
politicians and about integrity in
public life. Well maybe they throw
their own integrity out the
window. This integrity business
not for them, only for their
opponents. It doesn't apply to
Grant.
Well they finally announced
their next stage-managed
Convention for July at a hotel in
Frigate Bay. Those who are waiting
on Grant to confess and suitably
apologise for the embarrassment
his famous video continues to
cause PAMites are in for
disappointment. It will not happen.
Money talks, and those 5 who not
in favour can walk.
With such an outcome, Labour
looks set for a 5th term come 2015.
Grant's foolishness may be
acceptable and tolerable to his
cockeyed executive. But not to St.
Kitts people who saw him live and
in living colour. Something that will
not easily be forgotten. Something
that will not just go away from the
minds and consciences of our
electorate. The sooner he and his
handlers understand that, the
better for the PAM Party.
The constant attacks on our
economy for those who wish ill of
us are wasted. The whole world
has been going through its worst
recession for centuries. Even
countries that are bigger, wealthier,
and with more natural resources
than us, have struggled to keep
their heads literally above the
water.
We have been credited with
surviving the worst of its impact
in spite of our high national debt
situation.
But some people are quite
upset that we have not gone under
and that we are still holding our
own in the midst of the economic
storm. They accuse finance
Ministry of issuing false and
bogus figures. They don't
understand how we are still making
hay as it were. All their doom and
gloom talk and predictions are not
materialising. Yet they persist in
peddling their hogwash that we are


bankrupt and have a fare economy. Where them people live, eh?
You mean if PAM had won the government we would not have gone
the way of VAT? What really would have become of us? How would
they have taken care of our high national debt? And how would they
have gotten rid of the gang crimes now raging all over the Caribbean?
The truth is PAM had no answers or solutions for anything. They
did just what they do best criticize and talk, talk, talk; Answers and
solutions? Not a clue.
We shall all see, come next month, how PAM deals with Grant's
integrity in public life issue at their Convention.


Fitness Extravaganza

Organized To Commemorate

Caribbean Nutrition Day
By a Contributor
The Nutrition Unit through the Ministry of Health commemorated
Caribbean Nutrition Day by hosting a Fitness Extravaganza at the
Independence Square on Tuesday June 1st.
Members of the general public were encouraged to come out on that
day to accompany members of the unit to engage in a series of exercises
being conducted by fitness instructors.
Under the theme "Healthy Eating and Active Living, Steps to Health"
the unit promoted the incorporation of some sort of physical activity
into one's daily routine.
Over the years the Ministry of Health has been instrumental in the


(cont'd on page 21)


Prison Inmates Voice

Training Interests
By a Contributor
After working with twenty-seven inmates from Her Majesty's Prison
for over one year, the Caribbean Healthy Lifestyle Project (CHLP) has
received the necessary funding through the A Ganar Alliance Program
to assist in the rehabilitation of the group through empowerment and
employment training.
According to Terry Morris project coordinator, since the first visit to
the prison and meeting with the group, suggestions were made by the
prisoners to get training in specific areas that were important to them.
Budgeting, stress and anger management and self empowerment were
among the suggestions.
"The prisoners have not lost interest in our program in the least,
they have exhibited more enthusiasm than I have and I do not want to be
the one that changes that so I am as committed and I am working as hard
as they are," said Morris.
Although the core principles ofA Ganar seeks to instill in participants
values in teamwork, communication, discipline and respect, Morris
explained that his group made the decision to train the inmates in
additional areas to equip them with the right behavioral competencies as
well as make them more well rounded.
Information on conflict resolution, attitude, deportment and etiquette
will be made available to the inmates through group work, lectures and
discussions and video presentations.
As part of the A Ganar Alliance Program prisoners allowed to leave
the prison premises will take part in an internship program that will allow
them the opportunity to get hands on experience in the job areas of their
interest. This aspect of the program will train the inmates so that upon
release they can seek gainful employment which would allow them to
make a meaningful contribution to the economy and the society.
Prison officers and members from the Police and the Defence Forces
will accompany the inmates while on attachment as well as during
activities where the inmates would have to leave the prison.
The CHLP is currently in the process of seeking additional funding
that would cover their project long after the life ofA Ganar Alliance. This
would ensure that the inmates were exposed to academic studies, an
area in which they have voiced their interest.
All the prisoners with in the group are expected to be released by
March 2011.


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


Respect cannot be bought.~
It mus be eane -I Finahpe


There are so many of us travelling the journey of life, who are seeking
short cuts to fame and fortune and are trying all kinds of things in order
to earn the respect of our fellow men.
The Police Officer cannot earn the respect of his friends by giving
them the name of his source of information. They would distrust him and
leak out that he is a traitor to the high ideals of the organization

would be whispers behind his back and his fellow workers
would be uncomfortable working with him, for they would have to watch
their backs.
The Magistrates, the Judge, the Juror, cannot go against their
consciences and five verdicts based on their social association, rather
than on the rules of the laws of the land. We might be congratulated,
applauded, slapped on the back by our social partners, but our mighty
lives, when we are all alone, might be more conflicting, tormented,
disastrous than the present oil eruption in the Gulf of Mexico, which
promises to be the worst disaster America and the surrounding islands
now face.
There are more conflicts waging within us than on the International
scene. There are more unsolved murders inside of us than is recorded on
any police blotter intentionally. We caused them and we will have to
solve them.
At the end of my last article I was painting a scenario of a Referee
who was refereeing a match involving a team from his home village. I
must point out to upcoming Referees that you must not become conscious
of the origin of the team. Your task is to referee a football or soccer match
between two teams. To do otherwise is to create complications for
yourself. Just focus on refereeing two teams.
Apparently this particular Referee was not living up to this adage
and so, when an infringement occurred inside the 18-yards box which in
my opinion merited a penalty kick, he brought the ball outside the boss
to give a free kick. A spectator came from behind the rope, took the ball
out of his hand and placed it inside the penalty box. At no time, in order
to take the heat off him, resorted to or sought the advice or opinion of
the Linesman.
So a putting the ball inside the box and a taking our ensured until the
Referee finally gave a free kick outside the 18-yard box. Needless to say,
he lost control of the game and he ended up having to be escorted off
the field of play. This same Referee when he went to the Verchilds Playing
Field, at the end of the game, would sit around the ground with the
players and point out why he blew for this and why ne blew for that.
Two teams were tied for goal averages and goal points. The teams
went to Mr. Williams and informed him that they did not want this particular
Referee to referee their match. As a matter of fact, they requested a
Referee who did not referee a match in that League for the year, trying to
buy the respect and admiration of the players, only to lose it on a large
scale. The Referee, for whom both teams requested, went down on a
Sunday afternoon. Both teams informed him that they had requested
him to do the game. They were very grateful to him. They played their
hearts out and the results of the game were accepted.
There were refreshments at the end of the game. The Referee and
Linesmen exited the field and returned to Basseterre. The regular Referee
was made to look and feel foolish, but, you seem, dear reader, you just
cannot buy respect. You have to earn it. There is no short cut to acquiring
it.
One Wednesday afternoon, I journeyed to Sandy Point Recreation
Field by the Pogson Hospital to referee a Second Division Match -
Sandy Point Football Team vs. Basseterre High School, coached by Mr.
Clement Hicks. The players were playing alright, but there was always
grave encroachment unto the field of play. I stopped the game on
numerous occasions to get the spectators off the field of play. I kept
warning that I was going to blow off the game.
I could not control my game and I always like to be in control, so I
blew it off. Immediately I was stoned and called "cheating Basseterre
man Earle Clarke. No officials from the Sandy Point Football Association
came to my rescue or the High School which hailed from Basseterre. The
Basseterre High School had to catch a bus to Basseterre and so did I.
This meant that all fixture matches would have to be played in the
opponent's area and this could present financial burden to Sandy Point.
The Officials requested a meeting with the Referees Association. We
laid the problem on the table. It was agreed that Referees would return to
Sandy Point after the Football Officials pledged proper security
arrangements. The agreement was communicated to the SKNFA and
matches were resumed. The Referees were taken care of. The spectators
behaved and things went well.
One day I was driving through Sandy Point on my way to massage
some tourists at the Golden Lemon in Dieppe Bay. When I reached the


northern Recreating Ground a
Sandy Pointer whom I knew well
stopped me and said "Boy, we
have a problem down here in our
local league and everybody is
saying only you can solve it. I
asked what the problem is and was
told that two teams were tied with
the same goal difference and
points. Both teams were saying
that only you could referee the
play off. I asked about security and
he assured me that that would be
taken care of. I told the gentleman
to make it official. He gave the
crowd the thumps up and
everybody began clapping.
A few days later an official
letter was handed to me asking me
to referee the game. There was a
big match the Sunday in
Basseterre when I journeyed to
Sandy Point to referee the Play-
Off. I was met beside the St. Anne's
Anglican Church where spectators
and supporters lined the sides of
the road, awaiting my arrivals. My
vehicle was escorted into the



Fitness

Extravaganza

Organized To

Commemorate

Caribbean

Nutrition Day

(cont'd from page 20

promotion of healthy eating as a
means of improving one's length
of life. The Ministry is taking the
stance now to encourage the
addition of exercise to the
equation as taking one step closer
to achieving a healthier life.
High rates of a number of health
issues including obesity, diabetes
and high blood pressure have
been reported amongst Caribbean
people.
Chief Medical Officer within
the Federation, Dr. Patrick Martin,
said that it was his hope that the
commemoration of Caribbean
Nutrition Day would refocus the
minds of persons on health issues.
"The thinking that one can lose
weight healthily without exercising
is false moreover the claim that one
can use a pill to achieve healthy
weight loss is also absolutely false,
there is no substitute for exercise
and what people should
understand is that exercise should
become part of their regular
routine," he said.
June 1st marked the 6th
celebration of Caribbean Nutrition


BY EARL CLARI

Recreation ground. I was
the field of play. I of
without any problems
accorded a rousing sen
officials, spectators and
In 1985, Iwas sacked
job at Social Security. In 1
assistance from Peter Jen
Dr. Mervyn Laws, I op
first Commercial Gyn
Federation. The St.
Football Club was ravelli
Martin to engage the
National Team and the to
two matches. I was in
prepare the team phy
mentally and fitness wise
accompany them as thei
Before leaving for St. M,
team encouraged me to v
my referee's gear since I r
St. Kitts. We journey
Martin and I witnessed th
discussing with the
officials to allow me to re
match. The day of arriv


Friday afternoon. Matches were
scheduled for Saturday against the
top team and Sunday against the
National Team. Official word was
received that I would referee the
first match on Saturday.
Saturday came and I refereed
the mat, grateful that I was so
honoured. After the match ended,
Sa group of men came up to me and
Said that if I did not referee the
KE second match, they would not be
playing. They were the National
led onto French side. I told them that I am
ficiated satisfied for the one match and I
s. I was did not come to create confusion.
d off by They insisted and went to speak
players. to the authorities. Word came back
formmy that I would referee the second
986, with game. During the second game,
Ikins and Keith Evelyn of St. Peters let go a
ened the flying tackle at a St. Martin player.
a in the If that tackle had connected! I
Peter's gave him a Red Card.
ing to St. At the end of the game, after I
French had cleaned and changed, I came
p club in out of the Referee's Room to find
vited to that the park was still filled with
sically, people waiting at the exit. As I
I would passed, they asked if they could
r physio. speak to me. They asked me where
artin, the I was from. I told them St. Kitts.
ialk with They asked where the team was
-eferee in from. I said St. Kitts. And you gave
d to St. a Red Card? I asked them if they
e players saw the play. They all shook my
French hand, patted me on the shoulder
free one and said "Plenty of respect to you,
al was a Referee."


In One t

In TiMne, witA.


St. Kitts To See Return Of

Softball Cricket League

By a Contributor
After a two year break of Softball Cricket being hosted in St. Kitts,
plans are being made to resume the annual event in June of this year.
The hiatus was the result of a loss in organizing members as past
sponsor Cable and Wireless transitioned to the company now known as
LIME.
Ricky Clarke, League Coordinator stated that the organizing
committee was currently seeking sponsorship and it was his hope that
past sponsors would come onboard re-establishing the partnership that
they once had. He appealed to the most recent sponsors of the games
Carib Brewery Ltd, to return their support to the league.
Clarke indicated that in past years the league saw participation from
over twenty teams, both male and female. He said that a similar turnout
is expected this year as the league was anticipated on an annual basis.
During the series participating teams would go against each other in 15
overs per side matches.
"We have a meeting that is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at
4:30pm at the Sports Club at LIME Needsmust where we are hoping to
get feedback from interested teams. After the meeting information
gathered will allow us to put the necessary things in place to host the
league," he said.
In addition Clarke explained that the number of teams participating in
this year's league would determine whether or not the teams would be
zoned.
The cap for first place winnings awarded in the past has EC$ 1000 per
category. Second place teams received prize monies to the sum ofEC$700
while third place winners would receive a smaller amount. Prizes for
outstanding performances would also be given in categories such as
MVP, Best Bats Man, Best Bowler and other areas.


- MR


RAIM) 1

1Q94* 1 FM




I -NEWS I


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


T,]s Former Champs, St. Paul's

A-^"-- extend congratulations to

Sa New Champs, New Town


South Africa 2010 Match Schedule


Group A
Match
1
2
17
18
33
34

Group B
Match
3
4
19
20
35
36

Group C
Match
5
6
22
23
37
38

Group D
Match
7
8
21
24
39
40

Group E
Match
9
10
25
26
43
44

Group F
Match
11
12
27
28
41
42

Group G
Match
13
14
29
30
45
46

Group H
Match
15
16
31
32
47
48


Date Time
11/0610:00
11/06 14:30
16/0614:30
17/06 14:30
22/06 10:00
22/06 10:00


Date Time
12/06 10:00
12/06 07:30
17/06 10:00
17/0607:30
22/06 14:30
22/06 14:30


Date Time
12/06 14:30
13/0607:30
18/06 10:00
18/06 14:30
23/06 10:00
23/06 10:00


Date Time
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President: Donald Freeman
Vice President: Leroy Francis
Secretary: Crios Freeman
Treasurer: Dwyer Edmeade
Tel# 1-(869)-669-6989

May 31, 2010
Ms Sharisa Tuckett
Secretary
TDC Newtown Football Club
Basseterre
St. Kitts

Dear Ms Tuckett:
The St. Paul's Football takes this opportunity to congratulate your
club on your resounding and emphatic capture of the 2009-2010 Digicel
Sponsored SKNFA Premier Division Championship.
Securing an unparallel fourth (4th) Premier Division Title and
thirteenth (13th) National Championship is no easy feat and is testimony
to your hard work, sacrifice and dedication.
As recent holders of the coveted title we are keenly aware of what it
takes to capture and defend a National Championship.
On behalf of myself, and my club please convey to your executive
committee, technical staff, players and your proud committee our fervent
wish that you will have a successful reign.

Regards,


Donald Freeman
President



SKNOC Consultant off

to Scotland
Consultant to the St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee, Dr Christine
Walwyn departed for Glasgow, Scotland to attend the 3rd Commonwealth
Games sport Development Conference, to be held in Glasgow Scotland
from June 2nd and 3rd, 2010 under the theme "Achieving Sustainable
Development Building capacity in Communities, clubs and NGOs".
This two (2) day conference which is being organized by the Glasgow
City Council in collaboration with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth
Games Organising Committee will focus on the following topics:
1. Recruiting, training and retaining volunteers
2. Developing sports programmes for sustainable personal and social
development
3. Models for sustainability of sport-for-development organizations
4. Increasing capacity involuntary organizations
On this occasion, experts from the whole world will highlight the fact
that practicing sport is our common aim: placing sport everywhere at the
service of harmonious development of human beings and thus
contributing to their well being.
The congress will also seek to explore a number of approaches to
aspects of organisational development and sustainability relevant to
organizations involved in the delivery of, or supporting those delivering
sports programmes.
In related NOC news, Mr St Clair Hodge, Volleyball Coach and Player
is scheduled to represent the Federation at the 13th Edition of the World
Sports for all Congress, to be held in Jyvaskyla, Finland from June 14th
to 17th, 2010.
Amongst topics to be discussed at this four day congress are:
1. Is inactivity a global phenomenon?
2. Sport forAll is it a reality?
3. Economic considerations of Sport for All
4. Health issues as primary reasons for choosing sport for all
programs.
5. The role of physical activity guidelines in preventing physical
inactivity.
6. Multisectoral approach to promote Sport for All at governmental
level

l


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010 SPO 23


On the War Path!

War! It will be all-out-war! After the drudging by the Celtics,
"with traffic snarled and no police escort to take them to their
hotel, the Lakers could do nothing but sit and stew. Before long,
someone recognized Phil Jackson sitting in the front seat, and
then the rocks began to fly. Revelers pelted the bus and shook it,
mocking the Lakers at their lowest moment." Pau Gasol said, "It
was painful. It is a feeling that I want to keep in my mind for
every single minute that I'm out there playing them."
It is this emotional wrong that must be righted; the revenge
that must be taken, the punishment that must be meted, that is
driving the adrenaline of the current Lakers basketballers in this
renewed battle with the Boston Celtics!
You just cannot afford tom miss a game; a quarter; a pass, a
foul; indeed a moment not even the twinkle of the eye!
The 2010 NBA Finals between the defending champions, the
Los Angeles Lakers and the 2008 champions, the Boston Celtics,
started at the Staple Centre (Los Angeles) last night (Thursday
June 3, 2010) while we were going to press. The two basketball
celebrated franchises are playing the NBA Title in the best of
seven.
The two legendary teams are really on the warpath! They are
locked in the traditional battle that have separated the two teams


from the rest fthe NBA finals
for years.
This will be the 12th Finals
meeting between the two
franchises. When they're
finished, the Lakers and Celtics
will have accounted for 33 of
the NBA's 64 championships.
Their first Finals meeting came
in 1959 when the Celtics swept
the Minneapolis Lakers for the
first of eight straight titles. The
rivalry, however, was sparked
when the Celtics knocked off
the Lakers six times in eight
years in the 1960s. Those series
included Boston's Bill Russell
and Bob Cousy versus Los
Angeles' Elgin Baylor and Jerry
West.
The rivalry picked up in the
1980s thanks to Magic Johnson
and Larry Bird. There were three
Finals meetings then between the
Celtics who were then viewed as
tough, hard-working and
predominantly white while the
Lakers were perceived as
Hollywood glamour, show-boaters
and mostly black. The "Beat L.A."
chant that we hear in the Garden
as was well as the "Boston Sucks"
taunt atthe Staple Centre was born
in that socio-political milieu.
Before Michael Jordan (of the
Chicago Bulls) took over the NBA,
it was Bird and Magic who saved
the league with their impassioned
rivalry.
The Boston Celtics and Los
Angeles Lakers made up 13 of the
possible 20 NBA Finals
appearances from the 1979-1980 to
1988-1989 seasons. The Boston
Celtics went 3-2 and Los Angeles
Lakers went 5-3 in NBA Finals
appearances. The two teams went
head-head in the 1984, 1985 and
1987 NBA Finals. Many attribute
each team's success to Larry Bird
and Earvin "Magic" Johnson.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson was MVP
3 times (1987, 1989,1990) andLarny
Bird was MVP 3 times (1984-1986)
duringthe 1979-1980 to 1988-1989
NBA seasons.
In 2008, the Celtics and the
Lakers faced off in the NBA Finals
for the first time in 21 years,
presenting the rivalry to a whole
new generation of basketball fans.
In Game 1 of the 2008 Finals, Paul
Pierce came back after suffering a
knee injury earlier in the game, and
took over the game for a 98-88
Celtics win. There was much
controversy about whether he was
actually injured though because
he came back minutes after having
been carried off the floor. Some
thought he faked the injury to fire
up his team.
In Game 2, the Celtics built a
24-point lead early in the fourth
quarter. However, the Lakers hit a
large number of three-pointers and
scored 41 in the final quarter,
cutting Boston's lead to two
points late in the game. The Celtics
won 108-102.


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In Game 3, the Lakers beat the
Celtics 87-81. In the game Paul
Pierce made only 2 of his 14 field
goals. Kevin Garnett also
struggled, scoring 12 points. Ray
Allen, the other member of
Boston's "Big 3", scored 25 points.
SaSa Vujacic scored 20 points in
28 minutes and Kobe Bryant
scored a series-high 36 points,
leading the Lakers to their first win
in the series.
In Game 4, the Celtics
completed the largest comeback in
NBA Finals History by battling
back from a 24-point deficit in the
second quarter (down 21 to 45) and
a 20-point deficit in the third
quarter (down 50 to 70) to win the
game 97-91.
In Game 5, the Lakers again
jumped out to a quick start, leading
by as many as 19 in the second
quarter. However, Boston again
made a furious comeback and
closed the halftime deficit to three.
The Lakers would build their lead
back up to 14 in the 4th quarter,
but the Celtics again came back to
tie the game at 90-90. Lakers went
on to win 103-98, and in the
process, sending the series back
to Boston.
In Game 6, Kobe Biyantjumped
out with a hot shooting hand in
the first quarter and scored 11
points, including hitting 3 out of 4
from beyond the 3-point line. But
offensive contributions from other
Lakers players were few and far
between and the Celtics defense
tightened and finished the quarter
with a 24-20 lead. The Celtics
thoroughly dominated the
clinching game of their 17th
championship by the final score
of 131-92. Individually, Celtics
Captain Paul Pierce was named
MVP of the series while Ray Allen
tied single game record for three
pointers made in the clincher with
seven, in the process breaking the
record for three pointers made in a
NBA Finals series with 22. The 39
point differential in Game 6 was the
largest in a clinching game in NBA
Finals history and the second
largest margin overall for any
Finals game.
With the Lakers losing to
the Celtics two years ago, it's safe
to say the rivalry has been reborn.
Unlike 2008, the Lakers have
home-court advantage they have
the first two games at the Staple
Centre. Some new players forboth
teams have entered the Finals
picture, most notably Ron Artest


of the Lakers. For the Celtics, Rajon
Rondo is a much improved point
guard (if not a star) over 2008 how
the Lakers defend him will be key
to the series.
Many factors could decide
which team is to become the 2010
NBA champion among them
injuries, referees' malfeasance,
inadequate adjustments and re-
adjustments by the coaching
staffs. But these situations could
have the greatest impact on
determining the outcome.
First, how Celtics defend Kobe
- Boston will employ all of kind of
methods to prevent Kobe from
getting comfortable and take
command of the series.
Second, how Ron Artest
matches up with Paul Pierce -
Pierce must execute sufficient
drives to the rim to soften up Ron
Artest's muscular defense. IfPP is
successful in so doing, he'll create
the space he needs to launch his
deadly step-back jumpers.
Third, how Lakers control
Rajon Rondo They must limit
Boston's open-court and early-
offense opportunities. The only
ways to accomplish this are to take
care of the ball and also to shoot a
high percentage. This means being
patient in running the triangle while
also avoiding risky passes and
forced shots.
Fourth, how Pau Gasol and
Andrew Bynum respond to the
brute force of the Celtics Andrew
Bynum was injured and did not
play in the 2008 championship
series. His presence will absorb
some of Kendrick's aggressive
defense and, no doubt, hang some
early fouls on the Celtics' starting
center. Gasol's height and length
over Glen Davis will also enable
him to be a constant threat on the
offensive glass.
Fifth, how tough and effective
is Lamor Odom against Kevin
garnet. In his diminished physical
state, Garnett will have a difficult
time keeping up with Odom. The
results of this matchup will depend
to a great deal on Odom's focus,
outside shooting and overall
activity.
However, because of Garnett's
super-high release, not even
Odom's length will hinder his
jumpers.
My prediction is Lakers in
7! What is your prediction? Join
the fun, see the contest on ABC.
You dare not miss a moment!


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The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010 25


St. Kitts prepares New Town


for West Indies


vs. South Africa


wins Premier


Division


cricket test match championship;


By Melissa Amsterdam

The Warner Park Cricket
Stadium will be the venue of
the second test match
between the West Indies
and South Africa to be held
here from June 18th- 22nd,
2010.
The members of the St.
Kitts Cricket Association
(SKCA) Local Organizing
Committee (LOC) on
Tuesday June 1st, during a
press briefing gave details
on the well anticipated test
match between the two
teams.
The event follows the
successful staging of the
World 20Twenty female
cricket tournament here at
the same venue last month.
Clement O'Garro, PRO
for the event said that
excitement for the test match
is brewing.
O'Garro has high hopes
that the staging of this test
match in St. Kitts will
produce satisfactory results
adding that he and his team
would like the West Indian
Team not only to win the
match but the Series.
The Chairman of the
Local Organizing Committee
(LOC), Auckland Hector
said, "We have a strong
organizing team and the
plans have been
progressing nicely. The
teams are scheduled to
arrive here on St. Kitts on
June 15th.
He explained that the
arrangements for the teams
on their arrival on St. Kitts
and measures for their
security are being finalized.
"The organizing


committee has everything
under control, weather
permitting," Hector assured.
He also mentioned that
the greatest problem he
foresees is being able to
adequately fill the grounds.
"As you are aware we
have lost all of our matches
to date and hopefully the
West Indies will win the first
test match in Trinidad so that
there will be crowds here at
Wamer Park," the Chairman
said.
According to the Vice
President of the St. Kitts
Cricket Association, Steve
Saunders, "The SKCA is
very excited to be hosting
the Digicel Series matches
here in St. Kitts".
He told media personnel
that he was very confident
with the outstanding job
being done by the
Organizing Committee,
which is a representation of
the West Indies Cricket
Board.
"We have to ensure that
we deliver to the usual
standards," Saunders
insisted.
He also mentioned that
the Organizing Committee
has also been working very
closely with the Ministry of
Sports to ensure that the
event which is to be hosted
shortly has a smooth run.
"We think that we are in
an advantageous position
simply because we recently
came out of the ICC
20Twenty Female West
Indies Tournament," Vive
President Saunders said.
"We are very happy and


crowns off


season with


two trophies
T.D.C. Suzuki New Town United on Saturday night last,
May 29th, captured their second championship trophy for
the season, when they convincingly defeated the St. Peter's
Football Team by 4 goals to 1, at the Warner Park Football
Stadium to become the 2009/2010 SKNFA Digicel Premier
Division League Champions.
Thousands of football fans braved the weather to
witness the game. But, rain could not stop play or prevent
New Town team from wrapping up the series in their second
encounter of the Best of Three series which was off to an
exciting start on Wednesday, May 26th with a 3-nil victory
in their favour.
Despite an early goal, scored by St. Peter's striker
Kirkland Harris in the first minute of the game, they inflicted
the 4-1 drubbing on their opponents, defying the heavy
showers that persisted throughout the 90 minutes of play.
The New Town warriors responded with two quick goals
which came from Orlando "Ack" Mitchum in the 26th minute
and Ian "Rumpy" Lake in the 31st minute, to end the first
half of the match 2-1 (in their favour).
And, they stepped up the pressure in the second half
with the two additional goals coming from Jason Isaac in
the 77th minute and Zevon Archibald in the 80th minute.
The game thereafter became very physical and the
champions had their squad reduced to eight (8) after 3 of
their key players were issued Red Cards by Referee James
Matthew Jason Isaac in the 85th minute, Shashi Isaac in
the 87th minute and Keithroy Saddler in the 90th minute.
Yellow Cards were also issued to Alexis "Lecky" Saddler
in the 26th minute and Jerome Richards and Rondell Brookes
in 66th and 72nd minutes respectively.


comfortable where we are at
the moment," Saunders said
concerning the preparation
process.
Digicel Marketing
Manager, Sharez Laws was
also at the press briefing.
Laws said that Digicel is


optimistic about the test
match scheduled to be held
here. From her statistics,
since the West Indies has
played in St. Kitts they have
only lost twice.
"I am being hopeful that
when they do come here we


However, the casualties suffered by New Town did not
stop them from achieving their desired goal for themselves
and the large enthusiastic fans in attendance.
They started the victory celebrations long before the
Referee finally blew off the game and the party continued
after the presentation of trophies awards that followed.
Scores of the jubilant fans took to the street tramping
behind the popular "ion band" from Warner Park to their
hometown in George Street, where they celebrated the
victory in grand style with their winning team right down
until early Sunday morning.
This is the fourth time since the Play Off system was
introduced some years ago by the St. Kitts Football
Association (SKNFA) that New Town have won the
championship. All together they have won an unparallel 15
Premier Division Championships since the inception of the
Club.
They completed the League as front runners in both
rounds of the competition and topped the Play Offs with 7
points from the three matches played, edging out the
Defending Champions, S.L. Horsfords St. Paul's in the final
game leading up to the "Best of Three Finals".
T.D.C. Suzuki United also emerged as the 2009/2010
SKNFAKnock Out Champions, after a decisive 2 nil victory
over St. Paul's a few weeks ago.
The victory motorcade is planned for this Saturday, June
5th, 2010.
The two honourees of the St. Kitts-Nevis Football
Association, at last Saturday's game were Deputy Prime
Minister the Hon. Sam Condor and Mr. Elston Tucket, both
former outstanding national players and coaches.
Mr. Condor, a former Minister responsible for Sports
here, was instrumental in the construction of the Warner
Park Football Stadium. They were both honoured for their
significant contribution to the development of football in
the Federation.


get some winnings at our
venue here on St. Kitts,"
Laws remarked.
As Marketing Manager,
Laws said that there are lots
of prizes and giveaways for
patrons.
There will be a catch to
win promotion, in which
patrons could win a handset
and there will also be
random Top-up Giveaways.
So far Digicel has
rewarded one contestant
with a trip to Jamaica which
was changed at the last
minute to Trinidad due to
the unrest in Jamaica to
witness the first game of the
Series.
Organizers also said that
there will be promotions
aimed at ticket buyers.
Anyone in the line


purchasing tickets on
Wednesday 9th or
Wednesday 16th will be
able to win fabulous prizes.
Ticket prices are very
reasonable. For the opening
of the games, Friday 18th
June tickets will be sold for
EC$25.00 Stands, EC$15.00
Grounds and EC$30.00
Players Pavilion.
Saturday 19th and
Sunday 20th June tickets
will range from EC$40.00
Stands, EC$20.00 Grounds,
and EC $45.00 Players
Pavilion.
Then Monday 21st
tickets will revert to the
prices that were set for June
18th. No ticket prices have
yet been set for the final day
of the Test Match -
Tuesday June 19th.


S Get your tickets now at the
Warner Park Stadium Ticket Off
For ticket information call 1-800-744-GAME (4263)





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26

All set for start of

Sagicor WICB High

Performance Centre
A new phase of cricket in the West Indies will be unveiled on
Monday with the start of the Sagicor West Indies Cricket Board
High Performance Centre. The Centre will be based at the 3Ws
Oval at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies
in Barbados and is geared towards refining the skills and charting
the way forward in the development of 15 of the best young
cricketers in the region.
President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Dr Julian Hunte,
outlined the details behind the Sagicor West Indies Cricket HPC.
"This is a very significant step forward in the future
development of cricket in the Caribbean. As everyone if fully
aware, West Indies cricket has faced several challenges and we
are taking steps to ensure that were harness and nurture the talent
that we see in this cricket-loving region. We have assembled an
excellent group of young men to form part of the future of West
Indies cricket and I want to wish then all the best," he said.
"Gone are the days when you could dominate world sport on
talent alone, so we know that in order to compete with the other
teams on the world stage, we have to look closely at the
development of our young players, and provide them with the
skills and equip them with the tools to do the job. This is what we
aim to do at the Sagicor West Indies Cricket HPC."
The first groups of 15 young cricketers were selected from
players across the regions, who were nominated by their local
cricket board. They are: Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Shane
Dowrich (Barbados), Kyle Corbin, Kevin McClean (Combined
Campuses & Colleges), Brandon Bess, Ravindra Chandrika,
Veerasammy Permaul (Guyana), Nkrumah Bonner, Andre Creary
(Jamaica), Kieran Powell, Devon Thomas (Leeward Islands),
Shannon Gabriel (Trinidad and Tobago) Keron Cottoy, Delom
Johnson (Windward Islands).
The Head Coach and Director for the Sagicor West Indies
Cricket HPC is Toby Radford. As a cricketer, he represented
Middlesex for several seasons in the English County Cricket
Championship and after retiring from the game, distinguished
himself as the head of the Academy at the Middlesex County
Cricket Club. He was also Head Coach at Middlesex when they
won the domestic Twenty20 Tournament and a National Coach
with the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Radford said it is an honour to work with the emerging players in
Caribbean.
He noted: "I know the people of the West Indies are very
passionate about the game of cricket and so am I. I am really
looking forward to working with this excellent group of young
men, who I believe will form the future of West Indies cricket.
They are all very talented and eager and enthusiastic, and what
we do is hone their individual skills, while at the same time, prepare
them to represent the region in cricket and recapture West Indian
glory."
Dr Ernest Hilaire, Chief Executive Office of the WICB, noted
that the Sagicor West Indies Cricket HPC is a significant step
forward and is part of the overall masterplan to "return the West
Indies team to the top tier of world cricket."
Dr Hilaire continued: "We are fully aware that this goal cannot be
achieved overnight. Therefore we are putting the systems in place. We
know the formula. Now we have to make it happen and we are confident
we have the right people in place to do thejob. The Sagicor West Indies
Cricket Board HPC is not just about the bat and the ball, but about the
way the game is to be played; the way players are to conduct themselves;
the history and legacy of West Indies cricket; being ambassadors for
the game and the people they represent and preparing the present so we
can have a successful future. That is our vision."
Dr Hunte added: "The WICB wants to thank Sagicor for their
tremendous support in bringing this idea to fruition. Their contribution
is invaluable in the development of West Indies Cricket. We also want to
acknowledge the support from the officials Cave Hill Campus of the
University of the West Indies and the 3Ws Oval. This involved a
tremendous amount of planning and I would like to thank all of those
worked tirelessly to get the Sagicor West Indies Cricket High Performance
Centre started."


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The OECS Region is in the
process of submitting a second
Global Fund Grant for HIV/AIDS,
Tuberculosis and Malaria
(GFATM), for the management of
HIV/AIDS in its six member
countries, according to a Press
statement issued by the Director
of the HIV/AIDS Regional
Coordinating Unit, Ms. Joan Didier
and Health Planner, Nicole Slack
Liburd.
Integral to this process is the
nomination of 2 individuals per
country who will form the Country
Coordinating Mechanism (CCM).
One of these individuals MUST be
a member of a non-governmental
organization (NGO). Under the
current grant, Mr. Elvis Newton
(government representative) and
Pastor Leroy Matthew (NGO
representative) represent St. Kitts/
Nevis. The two nominated
members will also be a part of the
NationalAdvisory Council on HIV/
AIDS (NACHA). At a regional
level, these persons will form part
of the OECS Regional
Coordinating Mechanism for HIV/
AIDS.
"In an effort to ensure
transparency, the GFATM requires
that all interested NGO's hold a
meeting with the goal of
nominating one (1) member for
consideration for selection to the
CCM. A similar process will occur
in St. Kitts, after which one
meeting will be held during where
an election will occur and one (1)
NGO representative for St. Kitts/
Nevis will be selected," Liburd
stated.
She further said that the
process must be finalized in St.
Kitts/Nevis by June 13th, 2010. To
expedite this process, The Nevis
HIV/AIDS Coordinating Unit will
hold a meeting at The Red Cross
Building on Monday May 31st,
2010 between 9:00a.m.-10:30a.m.
"We ask that 2-3
representatives from your
organization attend, to be further
educated on the matter. This
meeting will also serve as your
organization's meeting to
nominate your representative,
where minutes will also have to be
taken. We also request that you
bring a laptop and organization
letterhead to this meeting. We
require at least 5 signatures on this
document, and therefore ask that
you circulate the minutes of your
meeting for singing by additional
group members by June 2nd 2010,"
Liburd said.
With only a three month
preparation time, consultations will
begin immediately in the following
member states: Antigua and
Barbuda, Commonwealth of
Dominica, Grenada, St. Kilts and


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Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The deadline for
submission of the proposal is August 19, 2010.
Didier explained in the press statement that OECS member states
have been previous beneficiaries in 2005 with a 5- year Round 3 Grant
which saw approximately US$ 7.5M support for HIV&AIDS programmes.
These included treatment, care and support, availability of free
antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and opportunistic infection (01) drugs;
prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programmes and
facilities for comprehensive clinical staging and management of HIV
The OECS Regional Coordinating Mechanism (OECSRCM) and the
Secretariat of Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is
responding to the Round 10 call for proposals by the the Global Fund to
Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), issued recently to
ensure the sustainability of the HIV&AIDS programmes within its member
states. The Global Fund is an international financing institution that
invests the world's money to save lives. To date, it has committed US$
19.3 billion in 144 countries to support large-scale prevention, treatment
and care programmes against the three diseases.
Mobilization efforts have begun with a meeting hosted by the
Regional Coordinating Mechanism and OECS Secretariat through its
HIV/AIDS Project Unit (HAPU) during the week of May 17-21, 2010 in
Saint Lucia. At that meeting the current Global Fund Round 3 Grant was
reviewed, challenges and gaps identified, and an action plan devised to
support the process.
In an effort to ensure member states' full participation and compliance
to the requirements of the proposal submission, the RCM willbe soliciting
input from countries through national consultations involving various
sectors of the population including infected and affected populations
(people living with HIV/AID S (PLHIV), vulnerable groups including men
having sex with men (MSM); sex workers; the public and private sectors
and other civil society groups.
The Round 10 funding will focus on the strengthening of the health
systems and civil society. Prevention with special emphasis on key
affected populations including men who have sex with men (MSM), sex
workers, and substance users will also benefit from the new round of
funding,

Senior Officer Charts Way Forward For
CXC Examination Body
By a Contributor
During a presentation made at the OTI conference room on
Wednesday 2nd June, Registrar Dr. Didacus Jules of regional examining
body Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), expressed the way forward
for his organization.
According to the Registrar CXC's mission for the future was to ensure
that the people of the Caribbean were intellectually competitive within
the global market. It was the organization's goal to make CXC certification
fully acceptable and academically relevant throughout the world.
"For us to achieve such a feat we have to ensure that our quality and
standard in regards to certification remains high, we want CXC
certification to act as a diplomatic passport being accepted and
recognized by academic organizations world wide," he said.
He indicated that CXC was currently seeking to address this issue in
various ways one such way includes ensuring that all syllabuses and
examinations were comparable to that of international bodies.
Mr. Jules also made mention of the improvements made to the
organizations website www.cxc.org. He said that necessary changes to
the website took some 18 months to complete. Mr. Jules disclosed that
the process of enhancing the site came out of negative feedback from
users.
He said that prior to the improvements made, complaints of the site
not being user friendly, lack of information and slow loading reflected
poorly on the council and so they sort to make corrections.
The newly improved website boasts easily accessible information
on CXC exams, explanations for the various forms of certification offered
by CXC and their value, facilitated e-services including the purchase of
learning support material and accessing CXC services and also the
provision of interactive portals for better learning and teaching.
Another area highlighted during the presentation was the improving
of the value of certification offered by CXC. Dr. Mr. Jules indicated that
one area that would improve the competiveness of CXC and the
Caribbean people that sit the exams is determining whether or not the
content taught to students possessed global relevance.
"One of the things we are insisting on now internally is that whether
it is the revision of the syllabus or the creation of a new one we need to
first of all take on comprehensive research on what is happening in that
knowledge domain internationally.
"This needs to be done to be informed of any international approaches
and currents then we can in turn make a decision on how we would
adjust this information for our Caribbean context. There is no need to re-
invent the wheel; we just need to make a better wheel than the people
who did it before you," he said.


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, JUNE 04TH 2010


By Vigilante
De expired PAM leader and his gang were pressured
into calling their so-called Convention before the hearing of
the election petition case in court, after being threatened by
De gang of 5 to hold a press conference to expose de
rampant corruption in the party.
They are threatening to talk about the missing millions
from the 2010 Election Campaign Fund of the Party, which
reportedly were stolen by "De Cookie Monster".
When "De Cookie Monster" was questioned he declared
he did not steal de money, he used his magic wand to make
it disappear and missing in action; adding that he learnt his
magic on de farm.
Dey say he was tipped off by "STRAIGHT Talk" that the
FBI, DEA and local Police Detectives were coming last weekend
to check out his office, so he quickly gave orders to fix up de
computers and shred all documents that could assist them in
their probe of the whereabouts of the missing millions and
his alleged involvement in money laundering.
Lennox in New York broke his long silence yesterday to
warn de expired PAM leader and his buddy, Eugene, that
they must not take PAM people for granted. Plenty trouble
and confusion was brewing for the upcoming Party Caucus
slated for June 13.
And he has stressed that the only resolution to the
leadership crisis in the Party is for de Lindsay to do the most
honourable thing and resign peacefully as Party Leader and
let somebody else take over.
He publicly criticized and expressed his disappointment
in the article written by him (Eugene), in the Democrat last
weekend, claiming that all is well in the party and the rank
and file was solidly behind the expired leader. And he has
referred to him as the modern day Brer Nancy for the tales
he's telling in order to try and fool the people.
He say Eugene allow Shawn to pull a fast one on him, by
remaining silent on the matter. He spoke with Shawn and he
is in full support with the Gang of 5 that PAM will not rise
under Lindsay's leadership.
Meantime De gang of 5 have served notice on de expired
PAM leader and his cohorts that they intend to attend the
caucus with their 15 delegates from their respective
constituencies. And they plan to break up the caucus if the
culprits try any smartness on them.
The tipsy doctor has been given full control of the PAM
FM Station to push the agenda of PAM and intensify his party's
hate and scare campaign against the lawfully elected and
popular Labour Government.
Dey say he bragged to de economist fellow and other
PAM lackeys that once he walk with his "pep drink" in his
pocket he could tek on any Labour supporter. He not like the
other two who were there before him playing objective and
professional. He only there to bring de Labour Government
down in 6 months.
Dey say he was specifically instructed not to entertain
any discussion or read any e-mails on Lindsay Grant and the
leadership war in PAM.
PAM supporters in East Basseterre want to know why is
the failed PAM leader so petty and spiteful taking away the
keys for the Constituency Office from their candidate and
stopping him from publishing his articles in the Democrat.
The failed doctor in the West up and down boasting how
he take over Glenroy Blanchette's spot in the Democrat and
that Lindsay got a bigger knockout punch coming for him.


New Name For Special

Education Unit
By a Contributor
The Special Education Unit has been renamed the Cotton/Thomas
Comprehensive School after past principals Ms. Clarice Cotton and Ms.
Annette Thomas.
During a ceremony held at the school grounds located at Boons
Avenue, Basseterre, on Monday 31st May, the ladies were honoured for
their outstanding work at the unit.
Ms. Michelle Jacobs, present principal at the school explained that
both women worked tirelessly toward the furtherance of the unit and the
students that attended the facility. Ms Thomas who passed away in
2006 while holding the post of principal at the school has guided and
taught special needs individuals who are now out in the work force and
making a positive contribution to society.
As Education Officer with responsibility for Special Education, Ms.
Cotton, has kept a close working relationship with the unit. She is also
the Director for the National Special Olympics Programme where she
contributes greatly to keeping special needs individuals involved in
sporting activities while attending the unit and long after graduation.
When asked how it felt to have a school named for her Ms. Cotton
replied saying "at first I was very overwhelmed but it feels good to know
that people value the contribution I made to the school while I was
there."
She said that when she began at the unit her intention was to give
the school as much recognition as possible as well as to get the graduates
to a place where they can be undifferentiated in the society and be free
from ridicule.
Ms. Cotton mentioned that her role in Special Education came a bit
by accident. She said that while teaching at the Sandy Point Infant
School in 1979 she was offered training in Remedial Education that turned
out to be focused on Mental Retardation. She accepted the opportunity
to add to her skills and have since been involved with special needs
individuals.
It is hoped that with the renaming of the school that the stigma
attached to Special Education will decrease giving the students the
opportunity to build their self confidence and self esteem while achieving
the fullest potential.
The remaining of the school was a decision taken by the Ministry of
Education. The next government school to be renamed by the Ministry
will be the Molineux Primary School, Permanent Secretary, Mr. Osmond
Petty disclosed.


St. Kitts To

See Return

Of Softball

Cricket

League
By a Contributor
After a two year break of
Softball Cricketbeing hosted in St.
Kitts, plans are being made to
resume the annual event in June
of this year.
The hiatus was the result of a
loss in organizing members as past
sponsor Cable and Wireless
transitioned to the company now
known as LIME.
Ricky Clarke, League
Coordinator stated that the
organizing committee was
currently seeking sponsorship
and it was his hope that past
sponsors would come onboard re-
establishing the partnership that
they once had. He appealed to the
most recent sponsors of the games
Carib Brewery Ltd, to return their
support to the league.
Clarke indicated that in past


years the league saw participation
from over twenty teams, both male
and female. He said that a similar
turnout is expected this year as the
league was anticipated on an
annual basis. During the series
participating teams would go
against each other in 15 overs per
side matches.
"We have a meeting that is
scheduled for Thursday afternoon
at 4:30pm at the Sports Club at
LIME Needsmust where we are
hoping to get feedback from
interested teams. Afterthe meeting
information gathered will allow us
to put the necessary things in place
to host the league," he said.
In addition Clarke explained
that the number of teams
participating in this year's league
would determine whether or not
the teams would be zoned.
The cap for first place
winnings awarded in the past has
EC$1000 per category. Second
place teams received prize monies
to the sum of EC$700 while third
place winners would receive a
smaller amount. Prizes for
outstanding performances would
also be given in categories such
as MVP, Best Bats Man, Best
Bowler and other areas.


Dillon

Claxton

donates

toys to

Vern "N"

Llew

pre-school
CRADDOCK ROAD, Nevis,
June 2, 2010. The Under-15
Cricketer, Dillon Claxton, who is
receiving cancer treatment in a
hospital in Puerto Rico, yesterday
donated toys to Vern "N" Llew Pre-
school.
The toys are gifts from well
wishers in Puerto Rico. They were
handed over to the school's staff
and students by Steve Claxton,
Dillon's father, Dillon's sister
Chelsea and his brotherAnje' at a
brief ceremony during the school's
assembly.
Vern "N" Llew owner and
Principal, Vernitha Collins thanked
Dillon's family for their kind
gesture. "We are happy that the
Claxton family has made a
donation to Vern "N" Llew," she
said and added that the toys will
be placed in strategic areas in the
classrooms so that all the children
can use them. Anje' and Chelsea
are former students at Vern "N"
Llew pre-school.
Claxton told the children and
their teachers that Dillon was
responding positively to treatment.


Antiguan Soldiers
Undergo Training in
St. Kitts
In a short ceremony held at
Camp Springfield on 31 May
2010, the Commander of the St.
Kitts and Nevis Defence Force
(SKNDF), Lt. Colonel Patrick
Wallace welcomed a contingent
of soldiers from the neighboring
Antigua and Barbuda Defence
Force (ABDF) to St. Kitts Nevis.
The soldiers will be undergoing
several weeks of training while
in the Federation.
According to Lt Col Wallace,
the soldiers will be exposed to
intermediate level training in field
craft, map reading and skill-at-
arms. The training will be
conducted by a mix team of
instructors from the SKNDF and
the ABDF, led Lieutenant Troy B
Lake of Antigua and Barbuda.
This training is the
continuation of a long standing
tradition of cooperation between
the Defence Forces of the two
Eastern Caribbean states,
stretching back over thirty-five
years.
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