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Music Festival ticket prices slashed

By Melissa Amsterdam
Music Festl ail goers should
be excited thus eal not onl\
\\1ll the three night line-up be
spectacular. but ticket prices
luia e been reduced.
During a press briefing this
\\eek at the St. Kitts Mairiott
Resort the big ;announcemenll
\\ is made b Chainlui of tlie St
Kitts Music Festi; al, Mr. Falon
La\\ rence
SSt Killtt Music Feslixal is
pleased to official announce
that admission to the festi; al onl
an\ of tile three nights is
EC' I 1 I.' La\\ rence disclosed
*"Tlii sizeable reduction in
the admission is in response to
the economic challenges all of
us are experiencing. It is our
hope tlit patrons \ till no\\ eize
the opportunity to attend the
festi al e ern night as the line-
up offers something for
ex ere one e ern night.'
La\\ rence also mentioned.
This \ear's entrance fee of
$ It 11 is b\ fai less tlit last s ear's
\\ luch \\ as $13 5
A clunge in x enue \\as also
diN ulged b tile Cluniiiu of the
Stage and Logistics Conuiittee.

Mr Stanle\ Flanks Jr. The St Kitts
Music FestiN al \\ ill no\ be staged
at tile Warner Park Football
Slatdimn At tIis N enue theie \\will
be tI\o stages. one for the night's
musical acts. The othie \\ill be
used to sholicase cultural acts.
La\ rence explained "The
second stage is guaranteed to
cieale added cnjomnient and
annusemicnt Duiing some of the
change\ ers. patrons \\ ill be able
to enrjo steel band. string band.
big dium. masquerades. mnocka
junibies. clom\ ns and movie"
The exciting line-up for ihe
three night festi al \\as also
revealed by Director of
Pioductions. Mr. Adrian Lani
He points out that there arc a
total of nine (1) local alistles from
thie Federation \\ho m1ill be
sho%%cased in this yeai's
production St Killt's most
decorated calb psonian and
bandmaster. King Sarslhield
Grand Masters. Ellie Mall. Jah Firc.
SMI. Pepper Ranks. C-NMone\.
Rollienslia and Si/zla
The line-up froi the first night.
Thursday June 24111. is as folli s
Third World. Giand Masters.
Staislheld. Ellie Mattll- BuIlli Garlin.

(L-R) Seated at the head table: Mr. Allister Williams, Mr. Stanley Franks. Mr. Faron
Lawrence, Mr. Saju Ng' galla, Mr. David Lake and Mr. Adrian Lam.

Fa) e Ann L\ ons and Capleton
Friday. thie second night. %~ill

feature some \ ein notable
muscimns such as Fethi Tabet.

Hon. Sam Condor

nominates Peruvian

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The Labour Spokesman




Published by: The St. Kitts-Nevis Trades & Labour Union
Ag. Managing 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

Grant's desperate

cling to power at any

and all cost
His megalomaniac aspirations of becoming the next Prime Minister
of St. Kitts and Nevis has convinced Lindsay Grant, Leader of the
People's Action Movement (PAM), that he must desperately cling to
power at any and all cost, even when more noble and honourable leaders
have stepped aside in their political careers.
But Grant's losing game has not being afforded the privilege of a
level playing field. He has not been straight with his own colleagues.
In a letter written to Mr. Sidney Osbourne, Chairman of the PAM, the
"Gang of Five" (Glenroy Blanchette, Roy Angus Fleming, Bernard Welsh,
Junie Hodge, Ronald Louis Williams) said that they loved their party but
that they had "become concerned about the sentiments of a vast number
of PAM supporters who believe that Mr. Grant should step down as
political leader".
The disgruntled five said that Grant's "errors in judgment during the
2010 General Election have significantly hurt the party".
The dissenting five went on to say that the US $1.7 million bribery
scandal at the Marriott Hotel damaged the party's chances at the polls.
They raised serious questions about the lack of transparency and
accountability with campaign finances, and there were other allegations
not in the letter, that Grant accrued most of the campaign finances for his
personal agenda and used it in his constituency.
The letter also stated that "Grant's disappearing act after the General
Elections and his failure to provide leadership to the thousands of
supporters who put their lives and jobs on the line for the party" is
among the sufficient reasons why Grant should step down immediately.
Grant's decision to postpone the National Annual Convention and
Caucus was unconstitutional, the rebellious five said, and that candidates
have been excluded from the decision-making process with respect to
party affairs.
The point was also made that Grant's overall poor leadership during
the 2010 General Election campaign is another reason that suffices for
his resignation immediately.
Things will never be the same for the "Gang of Five", who committed
the mortal sin of writing a letter asking that Grant immediately relinquish
his position as leader of the PAM. Already they have been threatened
and abused by the powers that be in the PAM's cabal and Grant's
The calls for him to step down immediately as party leader from
those within his own camp and a vast number of PAM supporters have
gone unheeded, while he continues to exhibit his exaggerated pride and
ambition (hubris) as if they were noble qualities.
Grant has said that he continues to have the support of the party
executive and its rank and file, but this only reveals a party whose modus
operandi is elitist in nature and concerned about power concentrated in
the hands of a few, while the voices of the vast number of PAM's
supporters are ignored.
As PAM's caucus draws near, Grant continues to parade himself as
a paragon of virtue, who will be re-elected as the party leader unopposed,
despite serious concerns from party supporters and the "Gang of Five"
about his leadership flaws.
Allegations of Grant's thugs and henchmen, threatening and
assaulting anyone with a dissenting voice has exposed a power-hungry
man, who will remove any "obstacle" in his way of holding on to the
reins of power.
It is reported that Roy Angus Fleming, the PAM candidate who ran

Farmers' plight receives

attention of Dr Harris
On Tuesday evening, 08 June 2010, the Fahies Agricultural Women Cooperative Society hosted a meeting
with Dr Timothy Harris, Senior Minister in the Federal Government of St Kitts and Nevis, who, inter alia, holds
the portfolio of agriculture.
The very frank, open and cordial meeting was held at the Newton Ground Primary School and drew a large
interactive audience comprised primarily of food crop farmers, with support from some livestock farmers and
other members of the Newton Ground and neighboring communities.
A wide ranging list of issues was ventilated, by the farmers, at this event, and included the following
? Destruction of crops by stray animals, mainly cattle.
? The menace and plague of praedial larceny.
? Perennial damages caused by the prevalence of monkeys.
? The devastation of crops by wild pigs.
? Police cooperation and assistance in dealing with perpetrators, human or animal, of farm crimes
? Increased involvement of farmers in policy creation.
? A need for expanded development of agro processing.
? Adequate maintenance and repair of feeder road and pathways.
? Provision of appropriate legislative framework to combat criminality against farms.
? A call for livestock farmers to do more to properly fence and tether their animals.
? The concept of farmers establishing homes on the farm lands.
? Non-utilization of lands allocated for farming.

The Minister of Agriculture comprehensively responded to the several problems and concerns that were
raised by the farmers, and he, with assistance from his proficient team of public officers, outlined the necessary
courses of actions that will be undertaken to either fully or substantially resolve these pressing issues.
While offering the total support of the Government and its agencies, in particular the Department of
Agriculture and the Police, Dr Harris urged farmers to be even more proactive in the management of their
Overall, the participants expressed the view that the meeting was very meaningful and purposeful, and
that it was a fundamental first step in ensuring that, collectively, real remedial action will be taken soonest to
deal with their plight.
Senior Minister Harris' team was comprised of Mr Thomas Jackson Acting Director of Agriculture, Ms.
Jihan Williams Crown Counsel in the Attorney General's Chambers, Inspector Lyndon David of the Royal St
Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Mr Clyde Thompson- Director of Cooperatives and Mr Donald Cable -


Saturday 15thMay 2010, Daryl
Rawlins of Conaree Village, St.
Kitts, graduated summa cum
laude, (with highest honours) and
completed this tertiary level
education, receiving his Bachelor
of Arts Degree inAccounting from
the University of the Virgin Islands
(UVI) St. Thomas Campus.
During his tenure there, Daryl
was very active on and off
campus, where he held various
positions, including: President of
the Future Business Leaders of
America, Senior Senator of the
Student Government Association
and Vice President for the Class of
Deepening his ties with the
university, Daryl also became an
active member of the Accounting
Association, St. Thomas Chapter

as well as of the St. Kitts and Nevis
Throughout the time he was
President of the Future Business
Leaders ofAmerica, he represented
UVI in many acclaimed business
competitions; wherein he
showcased his intellect as he
contended against many
universities across the continental
United States.
Daryl also attended a number
of Leadership Conferences which
took him across the United States.
Ultimately, in 2008 and 2009,, he
was afforded the opportunity,
through the Gateway of
Leadership Organization, to intern
for a Fortune 500 company in New
York City, there, he was able to gain
insight to the career path he has
chosen. Daryl's high level of

in Constituency #2 in the last General Elections, was
violently assaulted at PAM Headquarters by Grant's
agents. It was also reported that Mr. Fleming made a
report to the Police.
It is alleged that Grant and his thugs are using
their high-handedness in the constituency branches
to hand-pick delegates for the party's caucus this
weekend and excluding the recommendations of the
constituency executive (in the 5 constituencies of
the disgruntled candidates).
But what does all of this reveal? It exposes a
party in shambles and a leader, who is hell-bent on
holding on to power, even though his own colleagues
have said that "we have strayed too far from the
ideology and philosophy of the Founding Fathers

performance was noticed by
everyone he worked with.
At the end of his time at UVI,
during the Pre-Commencement
activities, Daryl received an award
for his outstanding leadership,
hard work, dedication to his
education and involvement in
extra curricula activities.
Daryl is the son of Lynette
Foster of Conaree and William
Rawlins of Molineux, St. Kitts.
His mother Lynette joined
Daiyl, his father and other members
of the family in St. Thomas for the
Graduation Ceremony.
The Labour Spokesman joins
in extending sincere
congratulations and best wishes
to Daryl, his Mom and Dad and
other members of his family.

of the People's Action Movement".
"The election of a new political leader can help to
steer the Party back to its roots and make the party's
grassroots' supporters feel welcomed. We hope that
Mr. Grant would do the right thing and step down
immediately" (Sunday).
What is your response Mr. Grant?
It cannot be business as usual.
How can you as leader continue to be blind and
deaf to the calls for your resignation in light of your
failure and serious leadership deficiencies?

NB: The letter (petition) signed by the 5
disgruntled PAM candidates is published is published
in this week's newspaper.

The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH 2010 3


Will Not Perform at the 14th Annual St Kitts
Music Festival
Basseterre, St. Kitts (June 8th, 2010)- The upcoming St. Kitts Music
Festival Will be without the previously announced performance by Tito
Festival Chairman Faron Lawrence made that announcement today
at press conference held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.
"Tito's scheduled performance in this year's St Kitts Music Festival
has been cancelled. It is our understanding he has belatedly decided to
join his brothers in a recently announced reunion concert in Rome, Italy
on June 25, the 1st anniversary of his brother Michael's passing,"
Lawrence said. "In spite of Tito's best efforts to meet both commitments,
it has now been determined that the Rome engagement will not allow
participation in the St Kitts Music festival this year."
According to Mr Lawrence, "We have received the sincere regrets
of Tito's management and agent who have apologized for this unforeseen
development beyond their control."
Headlining the June 24th to 26th St. Kitts Music Festival are
international super-star and 10-time Grammy winner, singer, producer,
and songwriter Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Grammy nominee and son
of reggae icon Bob Marley, Ky-mani Marley, Grammy-nominated
Jamaican reggae group Third World Band, the popular Capleton, as well
as Caribbean soca stars Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez, Soca
Legend Ellie Matt, and local rising music sensation Infamus.
Now in its 14thyear, the St Kitts Music Festival attracts both residents
and visitors alike and is known for featuring rising local talent alongside
internationally-renowned acts. It features an eclectic mix of musical styles
on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca,
Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music.
Past artistes have included such prominent acts as John Legend, T-
Pain, Michael Bolton, K. C. and the Sunshine Band, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo,
Air Supply, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ocean, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King
Konris, Stephen Marley, Regina Belle, Maxi Priest, Biggie Irie and Lord
Nelson. For more information log onto


Extended to

Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Slader
of Bird Rock, Basseterre.
Celebratin 5I ears of M fArriage.

On 12th June 2010

Happy Anniversary
From: The Prime Minister Douglas and his Cabinet, and all your
Family and Friends



Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 04,
2010 (SKNIS): The Ministry of
National Security has advised
citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis to
apply immediately for a CARICOM
Passport which must now be used
for intra-regional travel.
The CARICOM passport, was
introduced in St. Kitts and Nevis
in 2005 with His Excellency the
Governor General Sir Cuthbert
Sebastian and the Prime Minister
Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas
becoming the first two citizens to
receive the new machine readable
travel document. At that time, the
general public was strongly
encouraged to upgrade their
passports to the new one.
The machine readable feature
is in line with security
specifications preferred by the
international community. This
makes it more difficult to forge and
also allows for easy access to the
relevant traveler information.
A press release from the
Government Ministry noted that
"as of June 30, 2010, the non-
machine readable passport (green
book) will no longer be in
circulation for intra-regional travel
(to countries within the Caribbean
Community)." It continued that
"nationals, who must have a visa
to gain entry into a foreign country
(such as the United States), must
also ensure that they are in
possession of the new machine
readable passport."
The Ministry of National
Security further advised that
nationals must adhere to the
established immigration
requirements to gain legal entry
into countries that have a visa
waiver programme with St. Kitts
and Nevis such as the United
Kingdom, the Schengen states of
the European Union or Canada.
The release further warned that
immigration and airline officials will
be closely scrutinizing all travel
documents as part of the routine

Date: 19 June 2010
Time: 6:00pm until
L Place: Masses House, Church Street
ten-Mutton-Fish-Jerk Pork-Rice-Macaroni pie-Sweet
Potato Pie-Pumpkin Fritters 4
And Much More
-.& Admission: $25

processing of passengers to underthe age of 16 need $50.00 in
ensure compliance with the stamps. Other requirements are
regulations. necessary in particular cases.
The application process for a Persons are encouraged to
CARICOM passport requires a contact the Ministry of National
completed form, two (2) passport Security at 467-1155, 467-1156 or
sized photos, birth certificate and 467-1006 for additional
a stamp fee of $85.00 for persons information.
over the age of 16. Applicants

Music Festival ticket prices slashed
(cont'd from page 1)

Kymani Marley, Jah Fire, SMI, Fabolous and Taurus Riley.
The final night, Saturday, will feature Stevy Mahi, Pepper Ranks, C -
Money, Baby Face, Rolhensha, Infamus and Sizzla.
Sponsorship presentations were also a major part of the press
conference. Country Manager, Mr. David Lake of LIME, Premium
Platinum sponsors, handed over a cheque of US$125, 000 to the Festival's
Other sponsors included symbolic cheque presentations by Director
of TDC, Nick Menon, who presented forboth TDC Ltd and its subsidiary,
St. Kitts Bottling Co., respectively, Managing Director of Carib Brewery
Ltd (St. Kitts), Mr. Mark Wilkin; Corporate Affairs and Public Relations
Manager at the St. Christopher Air and Sea Port Authority (SCASPA),
Mrs. DelciaBradley-King.
Other major sponsors include the St. Kitts Marriott Hotel, LIAT, ZIZ,
WINN FM, Sugar City Rock & Radio One.
The St. Kitts Music Festival which is in its 14th year starts on June
24th and ends on June 26th. The festivities begin at 8pm sharp.

Hon. Sam



(cont'd from page 1)

Minister Alfredo Moreno, who
was chosen by lot according to
precedence as required by the
regulations of the Assembly, and
who extended to the new
President his "best wishes in your
For his part, Minister Garcia
Belafinde reiterated his country's
commitment "to make the utmost
effort so that this Assembly may
mark a starting point for new tasks
and new joint initiatives."
The representative of the
government of President Alan
Garcia also said that "we live in a
region where we have resorted

more and more to different
mechanisms, all peaceful, to find a
solution to our differences, and
opting for peace and security is
what inspired our proposal to make
this Assembly the place for a point
of reflection of what we wish the
continent to be."
The Minister concluded by
stating his commitment "to make
my utmost effort to achieve
satisfactory and high quality
results. We must seek the greatest
common denominators and not
settle for the lowest ones."
During the First Plenary
Session, attended by the Secretary
General of the OAS, Jos6 Miguel
Insulza, and Assistant Secretary
General Albert Ramdin, the two-
day meeting's agenda was
approved and the General
Committee was formed, to be
headed by the Permanent
Representative of Belize to the
OAS, Ambassador Nestor Mende.


Queen's honourees

receive award
At a brief but impressive ceremony held at Government House,
Springfield, last week Wednesday (2nd June), His Excellency, the Governor
General Sir Cuthbert Sebastian conferred the Member of the British Empire
(MBE) award for retired Lieutenant Colonel Norman Williams and Mr.
Goldwin O. Caines.
The two men were among four citizens from St. Kitts and Nevis who
were honoured earlier this year (New Year's Day) by Her Majesty, Queen,
Elizabeth II for their outstanding contribution to their twin-island
Williams' is recognized for his services to National Security and
Caines' for his contribution to Public Service.
Family members, well wishers and Government officials including
the St.Kitts/ Nevis Prime Minster, Dr. the Hon. Denzil L. Douglas were
among those in attendance.
Mr. Goldwin Caines, up until recently was the Public Relations Officer

OAS to Send

a High-Level


to Honduras
The Organization of American
States (OAS) will send a High-
Level Commission to Honduras, a
decision made today by the 40th
OAS General Assembly at its
meeting in Lima.
The approved resolution
charges the Secretary General of
the OAS, Jos6 Miguel Insulza,
with the formation of the
Commission, which will have as its
objective to analyze "the
evolution of the situation"
referred to in the resolution issued
by the special General Assembly
of June 30, 2009, in Washington,
The Commission must present
its recommendations to the
General Assembly, "no later than
July 30th, 2010."
All Member States present in
Lima agreed that "the situation in
Honduras is a matter of concern
for all," and that they "need more
information on the current status
of the political process in


At New Haven,
St. Kitts.
8471.11 sq feet


(PRO) at the National Emergency
Management Agency (NEMA)
where he began working back in
Some of his education and
training involve: British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)-
London, England (1971);
Commonwealth Technical Training
(CFTC) Barbados in Internal

The Labour Spokesman

Relations/Diplomacy (1978) and
media studies in the Republic of
China (Taiwan) in 1986.
Employment included being an
announcer for ZIZ radio (1969),
then a senior announcer (1970-
1972); Program Manager ZIZ
Radio and Television (1972-1975);
Chief Information Officer for the
government of St.Kitts and Nevis
(1975 to 1980) and General
Manager of ZIZ Radio and
Television (1982-1987).
Mr. Caines has been honoured
with the naming of 'The Goldwin
Caines Production Studio at ZIZ
Broadcasting Cooperation (ZBC).
Lieutenant Colonel Norman
Williams joined the St Kitts Nevis
Defence Force (SKNDF) in 1965 as
a Private soldier and musician. He
subsequently moved through the
ranks to Corporal, Sergeant,
Warrant Officer Class Two,
Lieutenant and Captain.
In 1973, he was further
promoted to Warrant OfficerClass
One and appointed Regimental
Sergeant Major, thereby becoming
the first soldier in the SKNDF to

TDC Customers and Clients

receive free Mobile Smart

Phones for Shopping

The Hire Purchase Customers/
Clients in St. Kitts and Nevis have
an opportunity to win the
Blackberry GEMINI Smart Phone,
simply by opening a new contract
on purchases made from the TDC
Home and Building Depots.
The month long promotion
dubbed 2010 gives patrons two (2)
months deferred payment, zero (0)
percent interest for three (3)
months, one (1) percent interest
thereafter and zero (0) down
After approval, each applicant
is given a secret number to text his/
her Hire Purchase Agreement
Number to telecommunications
giant, LIME, to gain entry into the
draw to win one (1) of eight (8)
Smart Phones.
A weekly draw is conducted
on Wednesday of every week
and the respective winners (one
from St. Kitts and one from Nevis)
are contacted by telephone during
WINNFM's "Killing the Time
Drive" Radio Programme, with
host local radio personality, GQue.
Each winner claims their prize
at the TDC Hire Purchase
Department on the Frigate Bay
Road in St. Kitts and the TDC Hire
Purchase Department at Pinney's
Industrial Estate.

The winners for week one (1)
are as follows:
Mr. James E. Samuel, Haynes
Smith Village, St. Kitts
Mr. Lorenzo and James Phillip,
Bath Village, Nevis
The Hire Purchase
Departments congratulate the two
(2) lucky winners and thank them
for their continued patronage.
This is the second promotion
that the company has launched
that seeks to reward shoppers. The
first was the TDC 'Supermarket
Shopping Spree', which was held

Picture: AMkJamesE. Samuel(St Kitts)

SmartPhoneby Ms. ShauntelPemberton,
Hire Purchase Clerkofl e TDCHire


Recently retired PRO ofNEAL4, Mr Goldwin 0. Caines and Retired
Lieutenant Colonel Norman Williams stand at left and right
respectively after being conferred Member of the British Empire
(MBE) by the Governor General, His Excellency, Sir Cuthbert
Sebastian (middle left) along with Prime Minister Dr. the Hon.
Denzil Douglas.

be promoted to Warrant Officer
Class One and appointed as
Regimental Sergeant Major.
In 1976 Colonel Williams was
Commissioned Second Lieutenant
and soon after appointed
Governor's ADC. He was
appointed Governor General's
ADC in 1983.
Colonel Williams was
Commissioned Full Lieutenant in
1980. In 1992 he was
commissioned Captain and
appointed Commanding Officer.
Mr. Williams was promoted to
Major in 1994 and Commissioned

Lieutenant Colonel in 1997 at
which time the appointment of
Commanding Officer was
upgraded to Commander.
This therefore gave Lt Colonel
Williams the privilege and
opportunity of being the highest
commissioned officer in the
SKNDF to be appointed
Commander of the Force. He
remained commander until his
retirement in 2003.
Mr. Williams who was raised
in the Children's Home is currently
a member of the Board of Directors
of that institution.


Family Enrichment Services
Sunday 13th Tuesday 15th JUNE 7:30 p.m. nightly
Speaker: Rev. Norva Rodney (of Jamaica)

A four-day event celebrating families,
Fatherhood and our community

THURSDAY 17th JUNE 7:00 p.m.
"Cyberporn, The Male Brain & Sex Addiction"
Dr. Garfield Alexander. A great evening full of learning and rn actiities for men
eeAdmissio / Ve AtiochBaps Chui.h
PANEL DISCUSSION "The Making of Boys 2 Men
in the Caribbean Context" ziz Television 8:00-9:30pm
FRIDAY 18th JUNE 7:00 p.m.
GAME SHOW "Family Ties" ziz Television 8:00pm
Expentant Fathers' Rap Session
"Securing The Seed"
Rem Nora Rodney (out of Jamaica) A great evening full of learning and fan
activities for men FneAdmissio/Vne Antioch Baptist Church
6:00 a.m. Family Prayer Breakfast
Veane Antioci Baptist Church
1:30 p.m. You & Me Time along with
Men's Health Fair
A. =erm of fu. mues &food for tkle eMire farmie Glat '1es
Venae- Patllern PnariField
7:00 p.m. Open Air Concert
VWsn Ptsy Ai Mlers inied

SUNDAY 20th JUNE 9:30 a.m.
FATHER'S DAY SERVICE venue Antioh Baptist church
Announcement of the winner of the "My Dad Can Fix Anything"
in the media.
Sponsored By: Antioch Baptist Church Website: www.antiochbaptisti

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The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH 2010 5

anniversary of the failed attempt by the People's Action Movement
(PAM) to overthrow the lawfully-elected government of Premier the Hon.
Robert L. Bradshaw on June 10th 1967 approaches, law-abiding citizens
and residents of the twin-island Federation 1967 will again remember the
attack on the country's democratic institution.
Thinking that the coup would have been successful on Saturday
June 10th 1967, the Democrat PAM's official mouthpiece of the same
date, announced that Monday 12th June 1967 had been declared Freedom
The June 10th event has been documented by Anguillian authors
Nat Hodge and Colville Petty. Intheirbooks and other written articles on
the Anguilla Revolution they wrote that the attempt to overthrow
Bradshaw on June 10th 1967, was the brainchild of Ronald Webster and
a prominent Kittitian politician, Political Leader of the People's Action
Movement, Dr. William V Herbert Jr.
According to their publication: "It (June 10th 1967) had two principal
objectives which were interrelated: Firstly, the defence of the Anguilla
Revolution. Secondly, the overthrow of Robert Bradshaw's government
and its replacement by one sympathetic to Anguilla's cause.
Ronald Webster, leader of the Anguilla Revolution, was fearful of an
invasion from St. Kitts and reasoned that the best way of preventing it
was to attack St. Kitts before St. Kitts attacked Anguilla.
On the other hand, the sole objective of the prominent Kittitian
politician was the removal of Premier Bradshaw. To this end, he thought
it expedient to use the 'armed might' and revolutionary fervour of the
Anguillian people to assist him. It was not difficult for him and Webster
to join forces because both of them had goals, which, they envisaged,
could be accomplished by defeating their common enemy: Bradshaw.
Detailed plans for the attack were worked out in Anguilla, St. Kitts
and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. They were fine tuned in Anguilla.
The authors quote Clarence Rogers: "[The prominent Kittitian
politician] discussed the details ... with me again in Anguilla around 7th
June. He came by mother's house, in East End, between 6:30 pm and 7:00
pm, where he sat on her bed and drew a plan showing where the men
should land and the places to attack."
Whilst in Anguilla, the prominent Kittitian politician also discussed
the plans with Joshua Gumbs who claimed: "At about 10 o'clock one
morning in early June 1967 [he] passed by Lewis Haskins machine shop,
in Corito, where I was doing repair work on some engines and asked me


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to captain the boat which was to
take the men to carry out the attack
on St Kitts." Joshua declined. In
his words: "I said Doc, I am very
sorry. What we did, we did it [the
Revolution] for Anguilla. If the
Kittitians want the Government out
they must do it themselves. I am
sure that the Kittitians wouldn't
want us up there to shed their
The plans included capturing
Bradshaw and his deputy, Paul
Southwell, and taking them to
Anguilla; the announcement by
Ruby Gumbs, over radio station
ZIZ in St Kitts, that the new
Premier was the prominent Kittitian
politician; the demolition of the
Defence Force Camp; the capture
of the Police Headquarters; the
destruction of the Power Station;
the blowing up of the fuel depot
and the capture of the Revenue

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Cutter used by the Police.
As part of their preparations
for the attack, several of our men
underwent shooting exercises at
Junks Hole Bay. United States
mercenaries conducted the
exercises. According to Ruby
Gumbs the prominent Kittitian
politician remarked: "If the boys
continued to shoot the way they
were doing at Junks Hole, with the
help of the PAMites in St. Kitts,
they can overthrow the
Government in St. Kitts."
The June 10th 1967 event was
mentioned by prominent Kittitian
historian, Sir Probyn Inniss during
his feature address at the annual
Service of Thanksgiving to honour
fallen Labour stalwarts.
Sir Probyn said that despite the
armed attack to overthrow the
lawfully elected government of
then Premier Robert Bradshaw, the
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla leader
remained strong and resolute.
"I was in awe of the physical
and moral courage of this
gentleman (Bradshaw). Both his
moral and physical courage were
tested sorely in the wake of 10th
June, 1967. Because when details
of the plot were revealed, it turned
out that he (Bradshaw) was, to be
humiliated, put on trial and




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and Management, with five (5) years

eventually killed," Sir Probyn told
a packed congregation at the
annual Requiem Mass held in the
St. Paul's Anglican Church to pay
tribute to late stalwarts of the
Labour Movement.
Sir Probyn, Senior Partner in
the Law Firm, Inniss and Inniss,
proffered that a crisis of this
magnitude would have destroyed
a lesser man.
"Nevertheless, Mr. Bradshaw
remained strong and resolute. It is
the measure of the man that he was
able to put all of these traumatic
events behind him and chart a
course towards Unity in the
society," said Sir Probyn, a former
Governor of the State, who served
as Permanent Secretary, Crown
Counsel and Teacher.

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needs a Nurse

Nurses in the Caribbean have advanced an innovative strategy to
retain competent nurses, and at the same time, respect the rights of
professionals to choose where they want to live and work. The strategy
called "managed migration" is in response to the severe nursing shortage.
The nursing shortage in the Caribbean region is a major challenge to
the delivery of safe, efficient and effective health services. It is likely to
be intensified by the continuing and aggressive recruitment of highly
trained, competent Caribbean nurses by developed countries including
the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.
Imminent political developments such as the Free Trade Area of the
Americas (FTA) and the General Agreement of Trade and Tariffs (GATTS)
Agreement are also likely to further worsen the region's nursing shortage
(Howard, 2005).
The impact of the nursing shortage on the English-speaking Caribbean
is demonstrated by the following facts according to the International
Centre on Nurse Migration (ICNM, 2010) demand for nurses in the
English-speaking Caribbean will increase due to the heath needs of the
aging population. Under current education and labour market conditions,
however, supply will slightly decrease. As a result, the World Bank
expects that the unmet demand for nurses will more than triple during
the next 15 years-from 3,300 nurses in 2006 to 10,700 nurses in 2025.
Data suggests that about 21,500 English-speaking CARICOM-trained
nurses are working in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.
That is three times higher than the workforce in the English-speaking
CARICOM. Between 2002 and 2006, more than 1,800 nurses left the
region to work abroad. Although emigration has recently decreased, the
analysis indicates that the recent decline in emigration is the result of
changes in immigration policies abroad, rather than lessened interest in
working abroad.
The study reports that wage differentials are a key factor in nurse
decision to migration, within 95% of Jamaican nurses reporting that a
better salary was the key motivation. Other work-related factors such as
work environment and career development opportunities were also found
to be important.
The English-speaking CARICOM includes Antigua and Barbuda,
the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica,
Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
and Trinidad and Tobago.
According to PAHO/CPC, 2001, focus interviews were conducted to
learn from nurses the real reasons for leaving their presentjob. Responses
obtained from the focus interviews included:
Financial (poor remuneration)
Working conditions (poor infrastructure, inadequate supplies,
inadequate maintenance of equipment, security problems)
Limited opportunities for professional development
Lack of promotional opportunities (no job tenure)
Non-involvement in the decision-making process
Management practices (lack of support from supervisors/
Unstable economic climate
The nurses also indicated that the conditions that will affect their
decision of staying in their present jobs are family commitment;
patriotism; opportunity to contribute; age( some are near retirement);
fear of the unknown; and the best of two worlds (option to leave at any
According to Reid (2010) study results in Guyana, the top reasons
given for migration by the nurses included work environment,
professional recognition, conditions of work that relate to the workload
and the degree of stress nurses work under, poor equipment and supplies,
and the lack of orientation and in-service education. Reid called for
improved workplace conditions such as staffing levels, safety, physical
facilities, supplies and equipment as the key measures in efforts to stem
the flow of migration, coupled with the creation of work environment
that foster professional accountability, allowing nurses autonomy in
decision-making with respect to the nursing profession. She also
The establishment of staffing patterns and blueprints for the
health care facilities in line with identified needs and organisational
Initiating structures, systems and protocols to facilitate
maintenance of care standards with centres of excellence in the hospitals,
health centres and schools of using support by evidence-based practices
Improving appointment processes, including reducing the 'wait
Making salaries commensurate with the level of nursing education
and experience
The nurses in St. Kitts are no different from their other nursing

colleagues in the other English-
speaking CARICOM countries.
They need the same opportunities
and they do have the
qualifications and experience to
deliver a high level of health care
to the population of St. Kitts. But
the nurses here suffer even more
at the hands of the Director of
Institutional Nursing Services
The nurses here in St. Kitts
also desire an environment in
which they can work without fear
of being ridiculed from the DINS.
Nowhere in the above reports were
any statements made indicating
that the nurses who migrated left
because of continuous (daily)
harassments from the DINS. Since
the DINS took office in 1998 far
too many nurses or stalwarts of
nursing in St. Kitts have left the
services, the majority were forced
to retire prematurely. These were
nurses who mentored the younger
nurses and moulded and guided
them into the profession. Before
the DINS took office in 1998 these
stalwarts of nursing created an
environment within the hospitals
namely, JNF General Hospital,
Mary Charles and Pogson
Hospital where nurses both senior
and junior staff genuinely
respected and loved each other.
Presently, the environment at the
hospitals is no better than a war
zone where the captain is the DINS
as she ensures that her menacing
presence is never far. She has
created an environment where
there is no longer love and caring
amongst the staff only bitterness
and tug of wars for power.
She has even used her power
to stop nurses' increment and has
been successful despite the

affected nurses' complaints. The
affected nurses can all relate to this
sad but continuous treatment. She
has now started a campaign
against God's beautiful creation
known only to the descendants of
female Africans (our African
heritage of beautiful wide hips and
voluptuous bottoms) the nurses'
anatomy (bottoms) stating, 'your
bottoms are not professional, they
are too big.' Can nurses create their
own anatomy? On other occasions
she has even dismissed them
because of their makeup and
hairstyles. As females there is a
psychological effect when we look
in the mirror and can see that the
image we want to present outside
is matching our feelings on the
outside. It is presumed by all
concerned that the DINS do not
have any or enough administrative
duties that demand her energy or
attention. All of the units at the
hospitals do not have any policy
or procedure manuals in which to
guide the care given to patients.
This matter in effect will lead to
the question, what is guiding the
practice of the staff in caring for
the population and visitors on a
whole? This might be a good place
to focus all that energy instead of
wasting it and making the staff
miserable. Perhaps this is why the
staff uses 'artificial sick days' to
recover from her continuous
The few nurses that stay are
there because of the following
Awaiting their children's
graduation to migrate
Young and have children
to support and mortgage to pay
Empowering themselves by
studying online with plans to

leave on completion
Others are near retirement
age and see no reason to leave

The college graduates nurses
every year and there is hardly a
shift that has three (3) staff nurses.
Nurses have continuously
made complaints concerning the
DINS' treatment of the staff but
they have reached deaf ears or so
we believe. No one has ever taken
nurses seriously, at least in St.
Kitts but look around when the
public comes to hospital for care
there is hardly any nurse to be
seen on the units. Patients
complain every day that they do
not see the nurses either. As the
good song goes, Where have all
the nurses gone? There is a saying
'nurses eat their young' and
looking around it seems that this
is a true saying.
The Ministry of Health needs
to look into this serious matter as
one of these good days the people
of St. Kitts will go the hospital and
meet no nurses on duty. It will be
because of the treatment incurred
by the DINS.
It is time the Prime Minister and
other government representatives
including the Ministry of Health
and Environment SERIOUSLY
SERIOUSLY reconsider the DINS'
position. The qualification of
DINS does not have to include
training or education in nursing.
The individual should be anyone
with a sound administrative
background with proven
credentials and experience who
respects people's rights and also
has a caring attitude towards staff

Part II continues next week

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 (869)-465-2511 or visit:
TD C Human Resources Department, Fort Street, Basseterre
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Applications along with two (2) testimonials and a personal essay must be received by
Friday June 11th 2010 and should be sent to:

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The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH 2010 7


I support the view that in a Democracy the citizens of that Democracy
should not be afraid of the Government. Citizens should criticise the
Government, if necessary, for genuine, honest and sincere reasons. Not
for partisan political reasons.
Citizens should ask questions of the government and not impute
improper motives, or ask questions of the "Have you stopped beating
your mother? Answer YES, or NO type of variety."
I also adhere to the view that the citizens should be fair and just and
even-handed and criticise objectively, impartially, and extrinsically
whichever government is in power and not just the government of the
party that they do not support.
Too often persons criticise unfairly and unjustly the government of
the party which they do not support. And such persons are accused of
being bias, prejudiced, one-sided and intolerant, they reply that as a
citizen they have the right to criticise the government.
But surely no citizen has the right to criticise a government ignorantly,
wrongfully, mischievously and for purely partisan political reasons.
Every citizen who wants to criticise a government's policy or
programme must first make it his bounden duty to understand fully and
completely the policy or programme in question. No one who prides
himself as being reliable and responsible would want to criticise
something that he only half-understands.
Democracy is a political system in which every citizen has rights and
duties. Very often we think only of exercising our rights and not of
carrying out our duties. We not only have a right to criticise the
government. We also have a duty to see that our criticism is honest, just
and truthful. We ought not to criticise a government on the basis of
incomplete information, rumours and speculation.
What is becoming clearer to more and more people as time goes by is
that PAM is still very much committed to its original policy of frustrating
the Labour Party Government., as we know PAM launched a massive
effort to frustrate the Labour Party Government over the matter of the
establishment and operation of the Social Security Scheme.
That was followed-up many years later by attempts to derail and
destroy the Electoral Reform Process. When PAM realized that all its
efforts were coming to naught, the PAMites rushed to the High Court to
seek Injunction after Injunction.
When certain cases were being heard in the High Court, the PAMites
were seen to be rejoicing greatly and were also praying that the Governor-
General, the Prime Minister and Dr. Dennis Merchant would be committed
to prison for Contempt of Court.
Thanks to God and to the justice of our legal system the Governor-
General, the Prime Minister and Dr. Dennis Merchant, former Attorney-
General have not been committed to prison. The fact that His Excellency,
the Governor-General, was not committed to prison seems to have
angered failed PAM political candidate Mr. Glenroy Blanchette for he is
reported to have said, among other things, that PAM would sack the
Governor-General as soon as PAM is voted into power on January 25,

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PAM did not succeed in
frustrating the Government over
the matter of the Social Security
Scheme or over the issue of the
Electoral Reform Process. So PAM
and its allies in the CCM are trying
hard, every week, to frustrate the
government over the matter of the
Although the members of the
CCM/PM Coalition do not have
proper and adequate knowledge of
the details of the VAT, yet still they
criticise it mercilessly every week,
and put their own partisan political
spin on what they think they know
or understand of the VAT.
The Government has put out a
Coalition has a problem with that.
They say that the Government
should have named the document
a GREEN PAPER. They say that
the White Paper outlines a fait
accopli and all this business of
public consultations and Town
Hall Meetings is just a waste of
people's time as the Government
has decided already on the rates
and other details of the VAT.
Some PAMites have said that
the Government should have put
out a definitive paper telling the
public what the exact rates and

other details of the VAT are and
not waste people's time with
public consultations and Town
Hall Meetings.
You see, dear reader, nothing
the Government does will ever
please or satisfy PAM. If no public
consultations were being held, the
Government would have been
criticised. Now that we are going
through a process of public
consultations, the Government is
being criticised.
PAM and its allies are
continuing to play their nasty game
of trying to frustrate the
Government. It has been realized
that some of the most vocal
members of the CCM/PAM
Coalition have not studied the
White Paper on the VAT and
neither do they attend Town Hall
Meetings to be educated,
enlightened and informed. No!
They resort to their traditional
tactics of calling-in on our regular
local Radio talk Show Programmes
where they make lengthy
comments based on ignorance,
after which they then ask
questions. You see dear reader,
such tactics are designed to
confuse and confound and mislead
the public.
The people (some of whom are

supposed to be educated) who
engage in such tactics and resort
to the habit of imputing improper
motives to Dr. Denzil Douglas
seem to become annoyed and
upset when they are referred to as
dangerous, hypocrites, political
opportunists and wolves in
sheep's clothing. But they should
not. They should remember what
the Holy Bible says at Matthew
"Judge not, that you be not
judged. For with what judgement
you judge, you will be judged; and
with the measure you use, it will
be measured back to you". Every
judgement that a person makes
becomes a basis for his or her own


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In the Matter of Section 144 of the Title by Registration
Act Cap. 10.19, and in the matter of an Application by
MarccUa 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 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

Dated the [V{ day of rVk A) 2010

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Overtreated: More medical care isn't always better

Lauran Neergaard, Ap Medical Writer Mon Jun 7,
12:00 am ET

WASHINGTON More medical care won't necessarily make you
healthier it may make you sicker. It's an idea that technology-loving
Americans find hard to believe.
Anywhere from one-fifth to nearly one-third of the tests and
treatments we get are estimated to be unnecessary, and avoidable care is
costly in more ways than the bill: It may lead to dangerous side effects.
It can start during birth, as some of the nation's increasing C-sections
are triggered by controversial fetal monitors that signal a baby is in
trouble when really everything's fine.
It extends to often futile intensive care at the end of the life.
In between:
_Americans get the most medical radiation in the world, much of it
from repeated CT scans. Too many scans increase the risk of cancer.
_Thousands who get stents for blocked heart arteries should have
tried medication first.
_Doctors prescribe antibiotics tens of millions of times for viruses
such as colds that the drugs can't help.
_As major health groups warn of the limitations of prostate cancer
screening, even in middle age, one-third of men over 75 get routine PSA
tests despite guidelines that say most are too old to benefit. Millions of
women at low risk of cervical cancer get more frequent Pap smears than
recommended; millions more have been screened even after losing the
cervix to a hysterectomy.
Back pain stands out as the No. 1 overtreated condition, from
repeated MRI scans that can't pinpoint the trouble to spine surgery on
people who could have gotten better without it. About one in five who
gets that first back operation will wind up having another in the next
Overtreatment means someone could have fared as well or better
with a lesser test or therapy, or maybe even none at all. Avoiding it is less
about knowing when to say no, than knowing when to say, "Wait, doc,
I need more information!"
The Associated Press combed hundreds of pages of studies and
quizzed dozens of specialists to examine the nation's most overused
practices. Medical groups are starting to get the message. Efforts are
under way to help doctors ratchet back avoidable care and help patients
take an unbiased look at the pros and cons of different options before
choosing one.
"This is not, I repeat not, rationing," said Dr. Steven Weinberger of
the American College of Physicians, which this summer begins publishing
recommendations on overused tests, starting with low back pain.
It's trying to strike a balance, to provide appropriate care rather than
the most care. Rare are patients who recognize they've crossed that line.
"Yet let me tell you, with additional tests and procedures comes
significant harm," said Dr. Bernard Rosof, who heads projects by the
nonprofit National Quality Forum and an American Medical Association
panel to identify and decrease overuse.
"It's patient education that's going to be extremely important if we're
going to make this happen, so people begin to understand less is often
better," he said.
Not even doctors' families are immune.
A hospital appropriately did six CT scans to check Dr. Steven
Bimbaum's 22-year-old daughter for injury after she was hit by a car. But
the next day, Molly had an abdominal scan repeated as a precaution
despite having no symptoms. When a doctor ordered still another, "I
blew a gasket," said the New Hampshire radiologist, who put a stop to

There are numerous reasons that one of three U.S. births now is by
cesarean, but Dr. Alex Friedman blames some on an imprecise monitor
strapped to laboring women. Too often, he has sliced open a mother's
abdomen fearing the worst, only to pull out a pink, screaming bundle.
"Everyone knows it's a bad test," said Friedman of the Hospital of
the University of Pennsylvania. "You haven't done the patient a big
service by doing an unnecessary surgery."
Electronic fetal monitors record changes in the baby's heart rate, a
possible sign of too little oxygen. They became a tradition now used
in 85 percent of births years before research could prove how well
they work.
Guidelines issued last summer, aiming to help doctors better interpret
which tests are worrisome, acknowledge the monitors haven't reduced
deaths or cerebral palsy. But they do increase the chances of a C-section.
While they should be used in high-risk women, the guidelines say the
low-risk could fare as well if a nurse regularly checked the baby's heart

Later this year, the National
Institutes of Health will begin a
major study to see if adding a
newer technology a type of
fetal EKG already used in Europe
-to the heart-rate monitor would
better identify which babies really
are struggling and need rapid

Undertreatment was in the
headlines over the past year as the
Obama administration and
Congress wrestled with legislation
to get better care to millions who
lack it.
The flip side, overtreatment, is
abig contributor to runaway health
care costs. Yet it's one that
lawmakers, wary of being accused
of rationing, largely avoided in the
new health care law. Included were
modest steps studies to
compare which treatments work
best, some Medicare financial
incentives to push higher-
quality, lower-cost care.
"Physicians get up every day
with the good intentions of
wanting to do what's best for their
patients," said Dr. David Goodman
of the Dartmouth Institute for
Health Policy. "We also live in
environments where there are
strong financial incentives to
deliver certain types of care. We
get well-paid for doing
procedures. We get paid relatively
poorly for spending time with
patients and helping them make
Where you live plays a role.
Two decades of research from the
respected Dartmouth Atlas of
Health Care shows that in parts of
the country, Medicare pays
double or triple the price to treat
people with the same illnesses.
The differences are not fully
explained by big cities' higher cost
of living or populations that are
poorer, older or sicker. How much
care someone gets is a main reason,
yet Dartmouth's data shows
people in pricier areas don't
necessarily fare better.
Dartmouth's check of 2005
Medicare data found that during
their last six months of life, older
adults in Boise, Idaho, spent 5.3
days in the hospital compared with
17 days in Miami.
Fee-for-service care and local
habits aren't the only drivers.
Fear of malpractice lawsuits
"has everything to do with it," said
Dr. Angela Gardner, president of
the American College of
Emergency Physicians, whose
members face intense pressure to
overtest in the life-and-death
chaos of the ER.
Nor is there always clear
evidence for one therapy choice
over another. It can be faster to
give in to a patient's demand for
medicine than to explain why, for
example, a child doesn't need

antibiotics for ear pain.

Care for the dying is often a
powerful illustration of treatment
going too far.
Texas author Liza Ely had lined
up hospice care for her 93-year-
old mother, Verna Bumett, as she
lived her last days withAlzheimer's
and heart failure. Yet when Burnett
developed an irregular heartbeat,
the care provider at her Tyler,
Texas, nursing home
recommended seeing a
cardiologist, to have a tube
threaded through blood vessels to
her heart to check it out.
"We were speechless," Ely
said. "We asked what could be
done if something showed up on
the test."
The response: "Nothing,
Ely said the family refused the
"painful, expensive and
unnecessary test."
Congress' health care
overhaul initially included a
provision that would have
authorized Medicare to pay
doctors for counseling patients
interested in end-of-life options.
The provision died in the hue and
cry after Sarah Palin dubbed the
effort "death panels," a charge
named 2009 political "Lie of the
Year" by the nonpartisan fact-
checking organization PolitiFact.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.,
said he plans to reintroduce his
"Today there is no guarantee
that people will get the care they
want when they are incapacitated
or in those final stages of life. The
default is sometimes the most
painful, the most intrusive, the
most frightening treatment -
whether or not that is what people
want," he told the AP.

New efforts are beginning to
push back against overtreatment:
In Minnesota, the influential
health cooperative HealthPartners
saw use of MRIs and radiation-
heavy CTs growing between 15
percent and 18 percent a year. So
the insurer began a new program:
National radiology guidelines pop
up on each patient's electronic
medical record whenever a doctor
orders a scan. It's not a
requirement, but a gentle reminder
of when such tests are
In two years and counting,
HealthPartners estimates it
avoided 20,000 unnecessary tests,
preventing dangerous radiation
exposure and saving $14 million.
Providing the guidelines helps
doctors deal with patients who
demand a scan, says medical
director Dr. Pat Courneya. He
recently examined a young man
who wanted a brain CT because
of dizziness. Courneya's physical

exam turned up no neurologic red
flags like weakness or eye
problems, but seeing the
guidelines helped reassure the
An American Medical
Association journal, Archives of
Internal Medicine, just began a
"Less is More" series to educate
doctors about the risks of
overused treatments.
First up: Studies saying more
than half of the 100 million-plus
prescriptions for the strongest
stomach acid suppressors -
proton pump inhibitors such as
Nexium- go to people who don't
need something that powerful.
That puts them at unnecessary risk
of side effects, including bone
fractures and infections.
_This summer, the journal
Annals of Internal Medicine
begins publishing American
College of Physicians' guidelines
for "high-value, cost-conscious
_To increase patients' savvy,
about a dozen health centers
around the country are testing
"shared decision-making." That
process uses plain-English guides,
often DVDs, to explain the
advantages and disadvantages of
test and treatment options. Given
full information, patients choose a
less aggressive approach than
doctors initially recommend about
20 percent of the time, says Dr.
Michael Barry of the nonprofit
Foundation for Informed Medical
"Where I think no one in the
Consumer Reports age would go
to the car lot and say, 'I'm going
to let the dealer figure out what
car I want or need,' now we are
taking a little of that spirit to the
doctor's office," he said.

To Magistrate, District B
To the Superintendant of Police
I, Royden Hendrickson
now residing in Main Street
in St. Pauls do hereby give
you notice that it is my
intention to apply on 2nd
July, 2010 to the District
Magistrate at Sandy Point
for a Liquor Licence in
respect of my premises in
Main Street, St. Pauls.

Dated this 17th day of April,

Signed by:
Royden Hendrickson


Senior Minister Harris

Says Enthusiasm And

Commitment Of Farmers

Must Be Matched With

Greater Support
Senior Minister, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, toured farms of over
twenty five farmers around St Kitts on Wednesday to garner a better
understanding of the reality on the ground for farmers. Dr Harris said
that tour was very insightful and productive.
"I found great enthusiasm and commitment among all farmers to toil
inspite of several challenges they face. I was impressed by the wide
range of vegetables and fruits on the farms. I anticipate this will be a
good year for sweet potatoes, carrots, herbs, thymes, peppers,
pineapples, pumpkin, wax apples, and carambola". The livestock farmers
are equally committed.

World day against child

labour, 12 June 2010 -


End Child labour
The annual World Day against Child labour on June 12 will
this year put the spotlight on the need for urgent national and
international steps to accelerate action against child labour.
Coinciding with the opening of the football world cup, the theme
for this year's World Day is "Go for the goal-end child labour".
The goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016
was the major focus of a recent Global Conference against Child
Labour held in The Hague.
On June 11 the ILO's recently launched Global Report on Child

My hope and my desire are that
the national community would be
even more supportive of our
farmers by giving preference to
local fruits, vegetables, meats and
juices. The government itself will
try to be more responsive to our
farmers concerns" Senior Minister
Harris said.
Dr Harris was accompanied by
Ashton Stanley, Director of
Agriculture, Thomas Jackson,
Crops Programme Leader, Sherilita
Dore-Tyson, Assistant Secretary,
Dr Tracey Challenger, Chief
Veterinary Officer, Allistair
Edwards, Agricultural Officer, and
several extension officers. Among
the farmers visited were Keithly
Armstrong, Otis Jeffers (Cayon),
Melvina Morris (Phillips),
Mansion Farm Growers

Labour will be discussed in the
International Labour
Conference which is presently
meeting in Geneva. Following
an introduction by the ILO
Director-General a panel of
government, employers and
workers spokespersons will
discuss the report's findings
prior to a general discussion of
the report.
World Day Against Child
Labour 2010 Events
World Day events will be
held in more than 60 countries.
Events around the world will
involve governments,
employers and workers, other
UN organizations and non-

Dr the Hon Timothy Harris
Association, Deborah Hodge
(Tabernacle), Capisterre Farms,
Aaron Hodge (Sandy Point),
Denise Gallard, Uriel Heyliger
(Sandy Point), Owen Daniel
(Sandy Point) and Valmond Rogers

governmental organizations,
high level panels, media events,
awareness raising campaigns,
cultural performances and other
public events. In keeping with
the theme for the Day, many
events will have a football
For more information on
World Day events, reports,
background and other
materials, see http://
www. ilo org/ipec/
In Geneva, in addition to
events in the International
Labour Conference, on June 11

The Capisterre Farms is the
most recent mix farm being set up
by the Department of Agriculture.
When fully established it should
result in sustainable outputs of
vegetables and fruits from a
seventy acre commercial type

between 14.00-14.45 hundreds
of local school children will be
joined by the Mayor of Geneva,
Ms Sandrine Salerno, Mr.
Charles Beer, Conseiller d'Etat,
ILO officials and visiting
Conference delegates to
participate in a "Children's
solidarity event" at the Place
des Nations. This event is
organized by "Le Respect, ga
change la Vie" community
association, in cooperation with
the ILO. Children and local
civic leaders will gather around
a football goal to "go for the
goal against child labour" and
show the "Red card against
child labour".

By: Jean Thomas

Threading a needle
Recently a button came off of a skirt I was wearing. So I
thought I would apply the old adage "a stitch in time saves nine"
and almost immediately headed for my sewing kit with needle,
thread, scissors and a thimble.
Well, I have to tell you it took me what seemed like forever
before I could get the needle threaded.
I can still recall the 'thread and needle game' I participated in
many years ago. It was really a race that was played in pairs.
One remained stationary holding the needle and the other would
have the thread. On the count of three the person holding the
thread would run up to his partner and without holding his partner's
hand, threaded the needle.
Upon completion the runner would run as fast as he or she
could with the threaded needle back to the starting point. The
first person to arrive back at the starting point won the 'thread
and needle race."
At that time I had perfect sight, the hands were steady and the
feet light with no weight to worry about. Compared to then, I
found it challenging now that I am a little older to thread a needle
especially if the hole is small, and I dare say I am not alone.
So tell me, when was the last time you tried threading a needle?
Did you get the needle threaded on the first attempt? If you did,
it means that you are well under forty years of age. Thank
goodness that someone thought of a little device to assist people
like me, to get the needle threaded.


MELANY MORRIS have applied to the Registrar of Titles for the
issue of a replacement Certificate of Title in lieu of one registered in
Book B2 Folio 117 of the Register of Titles of St. Christopher on the
basis that the said Certificate of Title has been irrecoverably lost, the
land contained in the said title being ALL THAT lot piece or parcel of
land known as Lot No. 172 of Pond Pasture Housing
Development, in the Parish of St. George, in the Island of St.
Christopher bounded and measuring as follows:- On the North-East
by a Public Road, 77.9 feet; On the South-East by a Public Road,
36.0 feet; On the South-West by Lot No. 173, 69.7 feet; and On the
North-West by Lot No. 171, 36.0 feet; and containing by
admeasurement 2,615.2 square feet.
Any person who may be in possession of the said Certificate of Title
or of any information which may lead to its recovery, kindly contact-:
Solicitors, of Chambers, Unit C21, The
Sands Complex, Bay Road, Basseterre,
St. Kitts

Ike Labour Spokesman


8TH 2010 (CUOPM) St. Kitts and
Nevis' Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam
Condor was among 30 foreign ministers,
vice ministers and ambassadors at the
Second Plenary Session of the 40th
General Assembly of the Organisation
of American States (OAS).
Representatives of Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines, Dominican Republic,
Canada, Chile, Brazil, Guatemala,
Mexico, Jamaica, Argentina, Ecuador,
Colombia, Suriname, Nicaragua, United
States, El Salvador, Bolivia and Uruguay
spoke in the session, which was chaired
by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Peru, Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde.
The central theme of the meeting,
"Peace, Security and Cooperation in the
Americas," was addressed, as well as
the national, regional and continental
initiatives undertaken to promote peace
and security.
The dialogue began with the
intervention of the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, National Security, Labor,
Immigration and Social Security of Saint
Kitts and Nevis, Sam Condor, who said
that "conflict, violence and citizen safety
are ultimately governance, security and
development issues," adding that he is
satisfied with the fact that the OAS
addresses these issues.
For his part, the Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Commerce and Trade of Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines, Hon. Louis S.
Straker, said the theme chosen for the
2010 Assembly "allows for some

of the OAS
continuity and synergy with the ongoing
work of the OAS," and asserted that
"true security cannot exist without
peace, and peace in a society such as
ours is unattainable without the
cooperation that we continue to forge
with our multilateral and bilateral
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of
the Dominican Republic, Carlos Morales
Troncoso, said that the Declaration of
Lima they look forward to adopt "clearly
touches a sensitive nerve in Latin
America and the Caribbean, the nerve
of security. To place this issue on the
table responds perfectly to the
preoccupations expressed and caused
by the sporadic tensions linked to
security and the need to overcome
Afterwards, the Permanent
Representative of Canada to the OAS,
Graeme Clarke, on behalf of his
country's Minister of State of Foreign
Affairs for the Americas, Peter Kent,
spoke of the strengthening of peace and
security in the hemisphere as "one of
the essential objectives of the OAS."
In this context, he announced a new
partnership between Canada and the
OAS that seeks to expand the OAS's
role as facilitator and mediator in the
removal of landmines."
The subject of immigration was also
part of the debate between the
Ministers. The Minister of Foreign
Affairs of Guatemala, Haroldo Rodas
Melgar, said his country "privileges the
exhaustive review of the situation of
migration in the hemisphere to have a

OAS Foreign Ministers

speak at 40th General


Photo: Second Plenary Session of the OAS (Photo is courtesy of the OAS)

The Labour Spokesman
human emphasis where dignity and
respect for the fundamental rights of the
individual must condition every piece of
legitimate migration legislation," Minister
Rodas added that "the Member States
would have to legislate taking into
account that we share a geography and
common values and recognize that each
day we are more interdependent."
In her speech, the Secretary for
External Relations of Mexico, Patricia
Espinosa Castellano, focused on the
work of the OAS. "Our Organization
continues to be indispensable to shore
up democratic life in our hemisphere,"
she said, pointing out the interest of the
countries in "having a strong OAS, with
capacity for action, whose work
converges on regional and sub-regional
efforts in favor of democracy."
Regarding the same subject, the
Secretary of State of the United States,
Hillary Clinton, said that under the
leadership of President Obama her
country has renewed a "robust
multilateral diplomacy" and as part of
that initiative supports the OAS as the
"foremost multilateral organization of the
hemisphere." She explained that this
vision is based on the fact that today
"the OAS's goals of strengthening
democratic institutions, safeguarding
human rights, promoting inclusive
development, and enhancing
multidimensional security are more
important than ever."
Along these lines, Secretary Clinton
proposed three steps to strengthen the
hemispheric organization: refocus the
institution on its core mission of
advancing strong democratic
institutions; work to reform the OAS
budget considering that the current path
is "fiscally unsustainable"; and moving
ahead with the implementation of the
Inter-American Democratic Charter.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of

Ecuador, Ricardo Patifio, took the
opportunity to share with the delegates
some of the concrete actions of
strengthening peace and cooperation that
Ecuador and Peru have implemented in
the last decade. "They are friendship
mechanisms that concretely and not only
rhetorically, allow us to speak of
progress in the implementation of
effective peace zones," he said, adding
that among said efforts is humanitarian
defining, health care and cross-border
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Colombia, Jaime Bermudez Merizalde,
spoke about the fight against drug
trafficking, organized crime and national
security. In his speech he rejected coups
d'etat and "physical or verbal"
interventionism, calling it
"unacceptable." Furthermore, he said his
country "is committed to a peace zone,
but for it to be a zone of peace and
security there must be a full commitment
with democracy, where there is
institutional independence, civil
freedoms, effective transparency and
security for all." With those words, the
Minister suggested the strengthening of
the application of the Inter-American
Democratic Charter.
On other issues, the Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Culture of Bolivia,
David Choquehuanca, focused his
speech on the subject of nuclear
disarmament, the limitation of weapons
and the problem of small arms and light
weapons (SALW) "that seriously
affects the region and causes huge
damage, of all types, to our societies and
in particular to the region." In that sense,
he asserted that his country is committed
"to help achieve agreements that allow
the development of an appropriate
answer to this global problem, which
must be confronted jointly and by every
state according to their common but
diverse responsibilities."
Finally, the Uruguayan Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Luis Almagro Lemes,
urged the member countries of the OAS
"to continue working actively to
strengthen cooperation, promote
constant dialogue on the main challenges
faced by hemispheric peace." Placing
special emphasis on the promotion of
peace. MinisterAlmagro pointed out that
"the commitment of continuing to
promote a culture of peace and
promoting education for peace in the
countries of the region constitutes an
inescapable imperative for the
strengthening of the democratic
The various interventions of the
Ministers coincided on subjects such as
organized crime, drug trafficking,
violence and the strengthening of the
Inter-American Democratic Charter,
among others. A large part of the
representatives took the opportunity to
congratulate the Secretary General for
his recent reelection as head of the

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Anglican Church hosts

food fair to aid in clock

tower building


By Melissa Amsterdam
The proceeds of the St. George's Anglican Church's annual Food
Fair will be used for the ongoing building fund to restore the clock tower
of the church located on Cayon Street, Basseterre.
The fair which was held last Saturday, June 5th, on the lawn of the
Church's Parish Hall (the Old Girl's School), brought out members of the
church as well as charitable community members to savor the array of
delectable dishes displayed at some five stalls: The Mother's Union,
Anglican Church Women Association (ACWA), International Stall,
Confectionary Stall, National Stall.
Also on hand was a solid bar stocked with a wide selection of local
drinks to quench the thirst of fair goers.
There was a spread of local dishes. The selection ranged from
conchie, monkey stew, black pudding, souse, goat water, along with a
stall giving patrons a chance to savor the National Dish.
The big thing this year at the Food Fair was said to be the now widely
known and spoken of Monkey Stew. According to the reviews of some
patrons the dish is very tasty and highly recommended.
Mr. Michael Hobson, who is on the event's Organizing Committee
and who also shares the responsibility of being the church's Treasurer
gave an overview of the day's event.
The Food Fair is normally held on the last Saturday in May annually,
but the date was changed Hobson explained.

"So far the response has been
great," he said about the level of
support, "I expect to see more
people as the day continue,"
Hobson said while speaking to this
The Arch Deacon of the
church, Rev. Valentine Hodge,
gave details about the building
project being undertaken
He said: "We have been doing
some repairs on the church's clock
which everybody hears every hour
on the hour. Following that we
have undertaken a job to do some
repairs on the tower".
"We thought of restoring the
tower so that tourists can go up
as well as locals Kittitians and
Nevisians and see the beautiful
sights that can be beheld from the
tower," he said about the historic
site which was declared a heritage
site here in St. Kitts, on par with
Brimstone Hill Fortress and
National Park.
It is hoped that the tower be
ready for the next tourist season
beginning this October. The
repairs will conclude shortly, only
the windows are left to be done.
There will be a fee to enter the

A picture of the historic World Heritage Site, the St. George 's
Anglican Church.
The Deacon remarked about the beautiful view of Basseterre seen at
the top of the tower. He mentioned that the present view when compared
with what could have been seen a hundred years ago in historic pictures
-one could see how muchBasseterre has really broadened. The environs,
he said, are now quite elaborate.
In his estimation, the Deacon said that the tower is the tallest building
in Basseterre with a 70-80 feet climb which can be undertaken by the
adventurous at heart.
He described it as a rather cozy stone stairwell, which leads the way
through a three floor climb, where anyone can enjoy the available
picturesque views of Basseterre.
Although it is a fund raising event, the Deacon said that the most
important aspect is fostering of fellowship amongst the members of the



taking a toll



says Chief


By Melissa Amsterdam
Dr. Patrick Martin, Chief
Medical Officer (CMO) of the
Federation, at a TDC Group of
Companies Drivers Education
Seminar on May 30th, spoke on
how the high incidence of traffic
related accidents are taking a
devastating toll on the economy.
"The number of serious
accidents is increasing. There has
been a doubling of serious
accidents in 2008 and 2009
compared to 2006 and 2007,"
stated Dr. Martin.
This is a strain on response
agencies which include: Medical,
Police, Fire and Rescue the
primary response agencies and
Insurance who come on scene to
evaluate the extent of the accident,
he pointed out.
According to data from the
Joseph N. France Hospital,
presented by the CMO, there were
340 injury presentations in 2008, a
significant increase from 2005.

He pointed out that when
someone is injured, a convoy of
medical personnel is deployed to
aid that individual, all of which
incur costs.
Interms of the financial impact,
"death may mean the loss of a
bread winner, the loss of a
contributor to Social Security -
which affects all of us," the CMO
insightfully explained.
Also of consequence,
according to Dr. Martin, is the cost
of hospital services.
"Government spent EC$18
million to keep JNF, Pogson and
Mary Charles Hospitals open in
2008" Dr. Martin said in his data
From that information Dr.
Martin worked out it costs EC$2,
000 per hour to keep the hospitals
open. If someone is injured
seriously it is calculated that EC$3,
000 per hour is what is spent to
work on that person, which shows
an obvious deficit.
Another sobering fact pointed
out by Dr. Martin is that 92 cents
of every dollar spent at the hospital
is paid by taxes.
"The high cost areas of the
hospital are the Emergency Room,
Operating Theatre and the
Intensive Care Unit".
There is also the psychological
impact, Dr. Martin remarked,
"Persons who are personally
impacted must go through an
adjustment if they have lost a limb.
Not being able to work may result
in loss of dignity and hopelessness
- there is a risk of depression and
Relatives are also left to deal

will the lengthy and complicated
legal process in the event of
fatalities while some injured
persons may feel abandoned by
society and take the law into their
own hands.
Dr. Martin also gave some eye
opening statistics of the effects of
serious traffic accidents globally.
"Up to 2007 1.2 million died as
a result of traffic accidents. Traffic
accidents was the ninth leading
cause of death in 2004 and the
World Health Organization (WHO)
estimates that it will be the fourth
leading cause of death in 2013.
They also estimate that up to 50
million people are injured from
traffic accidents," Dr. Martin said
concerning global statistics
gathered by WHO.
Dr. Martin adamantly spoke
about ways in which to prevent
serious traffic accidents which
could potentially lead to fatalities.
"For every dollar spent on a
motorcycle helmet can save $32 in
medical costs," Dr. Martin said
giving the statistics of a US study.
He went on to say that child
protection is also vital. Protective
gears for children such as seat
belts and car seats are life savers.
He prohibited driving under
the influence, speeding and
promotes the use of seat belts.
"We need to reduce the strain
on our already over stretched
healthcare," he urged the
evening's seminar participants.
The seminar held at the Ocean
Terrace Inn (OTI) is the first in a
series to better educate road users
and drivers.


In order to create good
relationships ...

With your mind, think about what you have to learn from others,
With your eyes, look into the good qualities of others,
With your words, recognize, value and appreciate their
With your actions, cooperate and do something for others.

If you think you can do something alone, either because you don't
trust others
to do it or because you feel you are the most qualified ...
you will always be busy doing everything, you will be unhappy with
others because they are not doing what you want, you will be dissatisfied.
It is more effective to invest your time in training and developing
others. There is greater success in cooperation.

The great enemy of peace is ego. Ego makes you judge others and
think about them in an unkind way. It makes you force others to do what
you want. In this way you forget you are a student and that you are here
to learn.
Instead of learning, if you start giving advice, telling people what
they should do and trying to change them, you are forgetting an important
lesson in life. You can only change yourself, not others.
A sensible person knows that it is a waste of time and energy to get
angry. Effort will then have to be made to reconstruct that relationship.
It is much more useful to breathe deeply, pay attention to your attitude
and answer without rushing.
In this way, improve and strengthen your relationship with others.
Create trust and your mistakes will be forgiven.

One of the principal reasons for fear in our society is that we hear so
much bad news about violence and conflict. Try changing the theme of
your conversation and start talking about what life gives you.
It is necessary to create hope and enthusiasm for the future and to
have a more positive view of the present reality.
In this way we promote peace.

Meditation Centre: Tel. 466 2550; 661 0933



12 A I The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH 2010


instrument revival

a success says

By Melissa Amsterdam
The International House Museum and Edgar Challenger
Library was the centre of a true cultural revival. This was at
the completion of the fife, banjo, and guitar quatro work
hop held from April 26th to May 22nd.
Organizer of the event, Winston 'Zack'Nesbit, said that
of all the workshops he has hosted the cultural instrument
revival workshop has been the most outstanding.
The youths who were mainly from St. Paul's Primary

School and Sandy Point
High, Basseterre Senior
High and Washington
Archibald High ranged from
ages 8-14.
The workshop's
completion saw the
attendance of many local
high profile cultural
instrumentalists and the
presence of the workshop's
sponsors Mr. Alphonso
Bridgewater of the National
Olympic Association,
Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Education, Mr.
Osmond Petty.
Certificates of
completion, designed by

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One of the most outstanding students of the workshop Tyjon Cogger.

Mr. Glenn Bart of the St.
Kitts-Nevis Information
Service (SKNIS) were also
distributed to signify each
participant in the
S The workshop's
standards were very high,
Nesbit said. The proclaimed
'Doctor of Culture' stated
that he was very pleased
with the outcome of that
workshop that he is

workshop to be hosted this
Summer at the same venue.
This particular workshop
is expected to last six weeks
and special emphasis will be
paid to the banjo and the

According to the
cultural activist, players of
these instruments are
"The potential is there,
from all reports it was
exceptional" Nesbit
mentioned. He pointed out
that the parents of the
participants have been a
chorus of continuation for
the workshop.
Nesbit spoke of the
close alignment between
the workshop and the
White Paper passed in
Parliament to facilitate
educational after school

"I think this workshop
will serve as a catapult to
other developments and
enhancements within such
projects," he indicated.
Nesbit's most immediate
project which is ongoing
- is an adult evening class
which will feature guitar
These classes will be
held on Tuesdays and
Thursday from 6-8 pm. For
more information, Nesbit can
be found at the International
House Museum and Edgar
Challenger Library located
on Church Street,

The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH 2010 i 13

Heart Beat drum expo plays an

important role in youth

By Melissa Amsterdam

Students of the Tucker Clarke Primary School giving the audience a taste of cultural

drumming at Heart Beat.

Youth development and drumming was
a key element at the Heart Beat drum
exposition held last Thursday June 3rd, at
the Old Boy's School.
The Ministry of Tourism ten-year-old
Heart Beat programme under the guidance
of Royd Phipps integrated the art form of
cultural drumming and important themes in
efforts to cultivate youth development.
The exhibition which was on a stage
replicating a thrash house with carved
animals set the mood for a cultural
Phipps said: "Even though the emphasis
is on drums I attached to each of the
participating schools a topic that brought
awareness to a social problem that children
may experience".
Phipps listed some of the topics which
included Anger Management, Importance
of Reading, Drug Abuse, Honesty, and
Obesity and said that the art form of
drumming can be effectively used to
overcome some of these challenges.
He also, hopes that the selected topics
will also have a positive impact on the adults
who attended.
Heartbeat was started 10 years ago by
former Minister of Culture, Hon. Jacinth
Henry-Martin and since its inception; the
programme has been lovingly nurtured by
Phipps a cultural drum specialist in the

Ministry, who tutors students ranging from
primary to high school ages.
"It was started to keep the art form of
drumming alive," Phipps said, itn asbeing
realized that folklore was slowly dying and I
came onboard to teach drumming".
The response to the event was so
overwhelming that no empty seat could be
found. Phipps said he was particularly
pleased with the attendance of many
supportive parents and well-wishers.
He stated that the goal is to make the
show unique every year, and believes the
themes addressed this year would have
added a touch of individuality to the night's
Amongst the night's guests were the
Minister of Culture, Hon. Marcella Liburd,
the Ministry's Permanent Secretary, Ms.
Sharon Rattan and the Director of Culture,
Mr. Creighton Peucheon.
A line-up of several featured drummers
from BeachAllen, Irish Town, Tucker Clarke,
Dr. William Connor, Dean Glasford and the
Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School,
(formerly known as the Special Education
Also performing at the night's successful
event were Okolo Tegramantine Drummers,
the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force
Drummers, National Youth Drum Corps, and
Basseterre High School Drummers.

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CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS (JUNE 6th2010): The 2010 Miss Culture
Queen and Miss Culture Swimwear Pageant contestants as well as
national artistes Jah Fire, Pepper Ranks, C-Money and SMI were the
VIPs in a massive islandwide whistle stop in Nevis yesterday afternoon
(Saturday 5th June).
The event which is being hailed a success, came as a joint promotion
activity between the St. Kitts Music Festival Local Promotion &
Marketing Committee and the Nevis Culturama Pageant Committee.
Leading the motorcade was Miss Culture 2009, Masinda Nisbett.
Several stops were made around the island as the impressive line of
vehicles came to a halt in areas such as New Castle, Gingerland, Bricklin
and Pancho's Bar in Cole Hill The Pit Stop, where flashing cameras and
the many onlookers created an atmosphere of star quality treatment, for
both the beauties and artistes alike.
Double bubble phone cards compliments LIME (Landline, Internet,
Mobile and Entertainment) a longstanding sponsor of the St. Kitts
Music Festival and Nevis Culturama were distributed to residents who
had rushed to see the spectacle.
One last stop was made in the heart of the city, Charlestown, where

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an impressive crowd gathered to
relish in the ambiance of fun and
The visiting artistes from St.
Kitts were introduced and wetted
the appetite of those in
attendance, by giving a sample of
what to expect on the World Class
St. Kitts Music Festival, slated
June 24-26 at the Warner Park
The pageant contestants were
also introduced to the public.
Chairperson of the Miss
Culture Queen Committee, Nicole
Williams-Lawrence encouraged
the general public to support the
young ladies in the upcoming
beauty events and the Culturama
on a whole. She also encouraged
those in attendance to patronize
the St. Kitts Music Festival.
Four lucky winners walked
away with a Music Festival ticket
for a night of their choice after
being quizzed about facts on the
festival and the artistes.
The 2009/2010 Culturama
Road March Champions, the

Odyssey Band (out of Nevis)
brought the curtains down on the
event with a jam session with its
many fans and supporters.
The Miss Culture Queen
Pageant and the Miss Culture
Swimwear Pageant are scheduled
for August 1. and July 25.
The St. Kitts Music Festival
Committee through its Local
Promotion & Marketing Committee
Chairman- Mr. Lester Ible, would
to thank Mr. Sooty Byron Chairman
of Culturama and his committee
members, through the Queen
Pageant Committe chairperon for
this collaborative effort.
This effort though, would not
have been a success if it wasn't for
the support of our Platinum
sponsor LIME, contributors
Harper's, Athlete's Foot, Richie's
Diamond Gallery and Xpress
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To the Superintendant of Police

I, Irvin Roberts now residing
in New Road in St. Peter's
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 &
Liquor Licence in respect of
my premises in New Road,
St. Peters.

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"LifeLines is a monthly column dedicated to
addressing issues of mental, behavioral, and social
health. The column appears on the 1st weekend of the
month, and is written by professionals in the field of
social work, mental health, and community medicine".

'Fighting Fair' in

Whether it's about doing the dishes, staying out too late, or not
showing enough affection, conflict is a natural feature of relationships,
even the happiest and healthiest ones.
Conflict is inevitable because no matter how 'tight' two people are,
they are still unique individuals with separate family histories, life
experiences, personalities, opinions, feelings, interests and beliefs. When
these differences clash, (for example, when girlfriend is a 'saver' and
boyfriend is a 'spender') then it's relatively easy for a conflict, such as
an argument, disagreement, or 'all-out fight', to occur.
Since conflicts are bound to happen anyway, what matters is not the
fact that there will be conflict, but how the conflict is handled. When
disputes are managed in a calm and respectful manner, individuals have
the opportunity to express negative feelings, clarify issues, or seek
change to some kind of behaviour. Couples can emerge from these
conflicts with a better understanding of each other and with an improved
ability to make their relationships work. When conflicts are not handled
well (for example, with threats, name-calling, or 'the silent treatment'),
then the relationship can quickly deteriorate while anger and resentment
build up.
So what are some ways we can 'fight fair' in our relationships?

Ten Rules for Fighting Fair
1. Listen, and listen well If you are constantly interrupting, thinking
of your rebuttal, or pacing around the room 'steuppsing' while your
partner talks, you are not listening well. Make a concerted effort to
actively listen to your partner by staying calm and focusing on your
mate with an aim to better understand his/her point of view. Ask questions
if further clarification is needed.
2. Manage anger- Anger increases the likelihood that hurtful remarks,
threats and physical violence will occur during a conflict. This only
makes things worse. As challenging as it might be, make a strong effort
to control any angry feelings that may arise. Try anger management
strategies such as taking deep breaths, counting to 10, or leaving the
room for a minute. If you are still uncontrollably upset, let your partner
know that you would like to discuss the issue at a time when you are

feeling calmer and more in control.
3. Control tone and body language Acts such as 'eye rolling', cursing, shouting, and finger pointing,
convey negative emotions such as anger, contempt, and disrespect just as much as spoken words do. Try to
maintain a controlled tone of voice and a relaxed and open posture. Avoid using swear words.
4. Express your views calmly and respectfully Explainyour thoughts and feelings in a calm and respectful
way. This encourages your significant other to also remain calm, and gives him/her the opportunity to listen
and better understand your point of view.
5. Stick to specific issues Avoid dragging up issues from the past to use as 'ammunition' during a
disagreement. This confuses the issue and can cause you to lose focus, especially since circumstances
surrounding a past issue may be different from the present day complaint. Discuss one specific issue at a time.
Once that issue has been discussed and resolved, try to let it go!
6. Avoid personal attacks 'Low-ball' tactics such as cursing, name-calling, insulting, and personal attacks
not only make the conflict worse, but can affect the relationship long after the argument has passed. Words
do hurt and often linger on in our minds after they have been spoken. Avoid attacking your partner's personality
and sense of worth (e.g, "You just nasty") and stick to discussing the specific behaviour you would like to see
change (e.g cleaning the house).
7. Avoid generalizations Avoid words such as 'always' or 'never', while expressing your point of view.
Statements such as 'We never have fun anymore," or "You always complaining" often make people feel angry
and defensive, since they are usually exaggerations of the truth. People rarely do things one way 100 percent
of the time, so leave room for error while describing the situation in a more specific way. For example, instead
of saying, "You always coming home late", you can say, "I feel like you're home late at least 3 nights out of the
8. Use 'I' instead of 'you' language- Sentences that emphasize the word 'you', such as "You always making
me vex", "You don't treat me right", or "You have a problem", appear to be 'throwing blame' on the other
person for causing some kind of issue in the relationship. This usually makes the conflict worse, since the
other person feels that they have to defend themselves against the accusation. Instead of 'you' language,
practice using 'I' language, which emphasizes words such 'I' and 'me', instead of 'you'. Examples: "Sometimes
I feel like you don't care for my needs, and it makes me upset", or "I don't like it when we fight. It gets me
worked up". 'I' language shows that you take responsibility for your own feelings and perceptions, instead of
placing blame solely on your partner's behaviour.
9. Focus on the issue, not who is right/wrong Couples often spend a lot of energy in an argument proving
their 'rightness' and the other person's 'wrongness'. Relationships are hardly ever black and white. Instead
of 'fighting to win', as one quote says, 'fight for your relationship'. Focus your energies on resolving the
issue at hand, not on 'winning the battle'.
10. Apologize if necessary If you feel that you have contributed to a particular issue in your relationship,
don't hesitate to say "I'm sorry'". This usually has a calming effect on disputes and allows the conflict to
move towards resolution. After apologizing, make an effort not to repeat the problem behaviour in the future.
In addition to the above guidelines, try to address conflict as soon as possible, instead of holding grudges
or allowing bad feelings to fester. Giving your mate 'the silent treatment' for a few hours or days may feel
good, but doesn't do much to help you both address the issues at hand. Choose an appropriate time and
place to talk (e.g at home instead of in the supermarket), and approach the issue with an open and flexible
attitude, as well as a willingness to learn, compromise, forgive, and move on as necessary.
Conflicts are inevitable, it's how you handle them that counts!

Submitted by,
Jeweleen Manners-Woodley
Counsellor, Counselling Center


Con5scie4nCi (Part 2)

I apologise for the break in the series. Thanks for joining in today's
discussion as we continue to look at what Karl Barth called "the perfect
interpreter of life" CONSCIENCE
The New Testament sparks of many different kinds of conscience viz
a pure conscience, a defiled conscience, a good conscience, an evil
conscience, a strong conscience and a weak conscience. We may stifle
it, defile it, and even quench it if we are Christians. But we will never be
able to escape it. It will always be there attaching itself to the highest
standard we know.
It stands to reason, therefore, that the standards we adopt will
determine whether we have a pure conscience or a defiled conscience; a
good conscience or an evil conscience, a strong conscience or a weak
conscience. "A good conscience is a soft pillow" (German Proverb).
From the introductory paragraphs above it is clear that we have a lot
of grounds to cover so, let us in a condensed form, attempt to strike a
balance between content and adequate understanding.
Conscience can guide us aright if we have the right standard.
Everyone has experienced this: If for example you cheat on an examination,
tell a lie (whatever the modem day descriptive colour) or do something
you simply should not do, your conscience bothers, torments or accuses
you; something down inside keeps reminding you that you should not
have done that. That's conscience at work.
Of course some people have so abused their conscience that it
doesn't bother them anymore. For those persons we can only feel pity,
Albert Einstein once wrote these words that would raise a few eyebrows.
"Ever do anything against your conscience, even if the state demands
Jesus said conscience is like your eye and mine, the eye does not
manufacture light it lets light in. Similarly, when light comes into our
lives, it gives us guidance. But suppose that every time we do something
wrong, the window of our conscience gets dirtier until finally we have
sinned and stifled it so badly that the metaphorical window pane is
completely covered with dirt, the situation is well known. The light cannot
get through and so we are left in the darkness. What should lead us in
the right path?
Sadly there are those who call evil "good" and good "evil". That's
an evil conscience and it's a terrible state to be in. This is an appropriate
point to say that if from all we have discussed so far, something is wrong
right now with your conscience the scripture admonishes: "He that
confesseth and forsaketh his sins rather than covering them, the Lord
shall have mercy" (Prov. 28:13).

Let me, with your permission; raise a timely and relevant question.
Have you ever wondered how it is possible for people to do evil things
and not be bothered about them?
Some people can tell lie and never lose any sleep or have any qualms
about it. They can steal and do other evil things and it never bothers or
upsets them. How could such a situation develop? Perhaps it is true that
the same sun that melts butter hardens clay,.
The Prophet Isaiah describes people who have an evil conscience in
these words: "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil, who put
darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and
sweet for bitter" (Is 5:20).
In other words they glory in their shame and are ashamed of their
glory. They brag about the things they ought to be ashamed of. The
Apostle Paul held a similar view to Isaiah when he wrote "Whose glory
is in their shame, who mind earthly things" (Phil 3:19). We can understand
why when some sadistic people do something to hurt someone else; it
doesn't bother them because their inner light has turned into darkness.
That evil conscience does not convict any more.

One such evidence is when we start measuring and ranking sin. For
example, when we try to convince ourselves that there are big sins and
little sins; that is contrary to God's view.
Another evidence of an evil conscience is when a person is more
concerned about reputation than about character. If you have an evil

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conscience, all you will be
concerned about is that you don't
get caught. And even if you get
caught, you can talk your way out
of it, you think.
People who are more
concerned about reputation than
about character will do anything
privately if they are not caught or
seen publicly. What a dangerous
attitude this is because your
conscience begins to decay and
become evil. To such persons, the
Good Book says: ..... Be sure your
sins will find you out" (Numbers
Can an evil conscience be
cured? The answer is an emphatic
yes. One can come to the Lord and
have one's heart cleansed from an
evil conscience; this means the
confession of sin honestly before
God and demonstrate an attitude
of true repentance. David in Ps 51
gave us a beautiful illustration of
how to be broken before God.
That necessitates a contrite spirit
in preparation for the cleansing
atoning blood of Christ.
We must repair any damage we
can through restitution or apology
to the offended party. One thing is
sure as night follows day, if we live
with an evil conscience, ultimately
it will destroy us.
It may not kill you the way it
killed King Saul (Read 1 Samuel,
Chapters 15, 28 and 31). But it can

destroy our joy, our power, our
fellowship, our character and our
But I can say on the authority
of God's Word that no matter how
dark your conscience may be,
Christ will restore you. He will wash
the window pane of your soul to

Have Faith

Written by Floy Hensley

Faith: "Faith is the evidence of things not seen"
Hebrews 11:1

When you wake up in the morning and say that God is your JEOVAH-
JIREH, the one who provide for you andyou don't have to worry because
your heavenly knows all your needs before you pray and asked him to
bless you and protect you. 0 fear the Lord, ye His saints: for there is no
want to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger:
but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. Psalms 34:9-
10. We have to give in order for us to receive and not the same person
we give would give back to us but God has a way of blessing us in so
many different ways. Greetings to my wonderful reader through out the
Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, the wider Caribbean, the international
circles and those of you who are connecting via the internet. It's my
pleasure to come and bring words of encouragement to you weekly, to
assure you that the only answer to all of life problems is believing in
your creator and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. This
article is going to be well red throughout the region and that life's are
going to be change to the honor and glory of the highest God.
Anything in life doesn't come easily and if you want to achieve
anything we have to work hard to get it because God help those who
help themselves. We all have dreams and aspiration and want to reach
to the top of our profession or what we were called to do. One of my
dreams is to write best sellers and with the help of the Almighty God and
His favor that has gone before me in advance, this would be
accomplished. We have the power in our tongue to decree and declare
what God has in store for us and to call it forth.
God has a way of just connecting you with the right persons in the
right place and uses circumstances to create that opportunity.
Is there anything too hard for your Lord to do foryou today? All you
need is faith like a mustard seed and just believed in your heart that you
have already received what you praying for. Prayer is the answer to
"ALL" of your problems and when we don't pray nothing would happen
in that situation.
I do not know your situation right now but really allow the Holy
Spirit to minister to you in that situation right now. Speak to your Lord

allow the light to start shining in
May God help each of us to
maintain a good conscience, lest
we develop a defiled conscience
and then an evil conscience to our

because He's always there to
assist you, just reach out to Him
right now.
Father God so many of your
people are hurting out there and
do not know where to turn but only
you can wipe away their tears.
Father you know them by name
and by nature and the amount of
hair that is numbered on their
heads, where they are located and
every single one of their needs.
Father I know that right now
you are ministering to someone as
they read this article because this
in not any article but one that has
being ordained by You.
Father, use this article to touch
lives and to save those souls that
are lost and just seeking for
worldly pleasures that cannot
satisfy them. Father, God thanks
you for making away for Your
people today and having mercy
on us all. In all things my faithful
readers just begin to give God
thanks and praise and see Him do
great things in your life, through
your praise you would get many
breakthroughs. Trust in His word
and live your life according to the
manual given which is the Holy
Thank you again for reading
and you have a blessed,
productive and favour filled week
in the Lord, my prayers are with all
my readers and do encourage
others to read as well. Stays
blessed and connected to the
Almighty God.

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young people who may be having a challenging time.
She shares some of her personal experiences with the reader, on
how she managed to overcome Educational Challenges, Pregnanacy,
Death and Career. She was able to take the advice of her mentors,
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Kimarah graduated from the VHS at the top of her graduation
class, C.F.B.C. with an Associates in Humanity and has a BBA in
Hospitality Management with a minor in Marketing from Monroe
College and is working on her Masters. Kimarah has been an honor
student throughout her school years.
Kimarah constantly remembers the quote "the only way of
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16 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH 2010


Minister calls

for public

support to


in Culturama

(JUNE 08, 2010) Minister
responsible for Culture on Nevis
Hon. Hensley Daniel issued a call
to Nevisians to support the
contestants who will vie for two
pageant titles for the first time,
during the island's leading annual
cultural event Culturama from July
22 to August 3rd. He said their
participation would help to bring
tangible returns to the economy.
His appeal came on Friday
when the six contestants for the
Miss Culture Queen Pageant and
eight for the Miss Culture
Swimwear Pageant were formally
introduced to the public at the
Arthur Evelyn Building's apron in
Charlestown on Friday.
"I want you to join us in
putting a positive spin on
pageants and I would want you to
encourage all the participants
because the potential that
pageants bring is tremendous.
"You will know that during
Culturama, cosmetologists,
fashion designers, and all the
people in Nevis who sell clothes
this is their time, so it has great
potential for doing those things.
So when the ladies come forward
we want you to see that they are
adding value to our Culturama,"
he said.
The Minister indicated that
participation in the Miss Culture
Pageant had been on the rise and
he thanked all the sponsors who
continued to support the event
over the last 36 years.
Mr. Daniel pointed to the new
format the contest will take this
year which he attributed to the
imaginativeness of the Culturama
Committee. What had been the


The Ministry of Industry,
Commerce and Consumer
Affairs is advising the General
Public not to consume corned-
beef products from the Brazilian
Firm SIF 337.
Following initial
investigations, the Department
of Consumer Affairs and the
Bureau of Standards found that
the 7oz tin of Grace Corned Beef
imported by 0 D Brisbane &
Sons (Trading) Ltd and the 12oz

Miss Culture Pageant for the past
35 years will now be two separate
shows; one with separate
contestants showcasing
swimwear and the other which will
showcase talent and the island's
The Culture Minister used the
opportunity to call for a peaceful
and productive festival and
reminded patrons that they should
dance, prance but not chance.
Notwithstanding, he said he
expected the usual controversies
that had accompanied the festival
to surface.
"We say to you, celebrate with
us, celebrate with the young
ladies, give them as much
encouragement as you can...I
would want to know who will win
the show but I believe Culturama
queen show has to be attended by
the controversy, it has to be
attended by all the challenges we
face and I am sure we will have
those in 2010.
I want you, therefore, to join
me in making sure that we have a
successful Culturama and most
importantly we have a most
successful Miss Culture talent
show...I want to endorse festival,
endorse the queen show and seek
your very greatest support in
ensuring that the girls are
sufficiently prepared, build their
confidence," he said.
Mr. Daniel also said it was his
wish that the public shifted its
focus to positive things that would
allow the contestants to be better
prepared over the next six weeks
to deliver a great show.

General Public not

to consume corned-

beef products from

the Brazilian Firm

SIF 337.
tin of Libby's Corned Beef
imported by Ram's (Trading)
Ltd originated from the
mentioned Brazilian Firm SIF
337 and may be contaminated
with Ivermectin which is a de-
worming agent in live animals.
Consumers and shopkeepers
are advised to check their

Contributed By: Shaday Peters

Clashes are common near the 7th to 9th, especially as
the result of unwise actions taken FAR too quickly. Over
compensating appears to be the biggest threat, throwing
money at it to solve it and challenging authority run a
close second. Financial short falls and dealing with
fallout from 'others over stepping their boundaries'
appear to be typical challenges the 8th to 11th. Poor
communications and bogus info may be a significant
threat the 10/11th. Do NOT 'pass work along' or enter a
'next phase' if you have the LEAST doubt!

Just 'muddling through the week' is going to be typical
for several Taurus this week, especially near the PM of
the 8th to mid day on the 10th. Then the energy shifts
dramatically and opportunity combines with 'just the right
contact OR info' the 10th to 13th and huge 180s filled
with dramatic potential are possible. Off site schmoozing
the 12th may really pay off big time!

Any resentment, jealousy or poor toleration issues
'hiding out' within you THIS week can land you in the
unemployment line if you fire your tongue off in the
wrong direction or allow the actions or failures of others
to call the shots. Make 'realistic decisions' for your future
the 8th and find your best support early on the 10th.
Back off big time on the 11th as not much will 'fly well
with you.'

Garnering cooperation with/from others may be easier
the 7/8th and 10th. You may have to 'fend off
interference or other types of 'near sabotage' the 9th,
especially with coworkers or competitors of any sign,
Virgo, Gemini, Pisces, Aquarius or those in the
financial industry. Both a great deal of
talking/negotiating and some 'fried nerves' are indicated
for the 10/11th as you may go home 'drained big time'
BOTH days but from separate issues. A very enjoyable
12/13th is indicated and if you must work the weekend,
it will most likely nn 'moothly.

Strong focus the 7th will really pay off when the bottom
line, facts/figures and 'most current info' can make or
break important deals or profit margins. A great deal of
effort appears to go into the 8th and it may be a 'red
letter day' for some Lions. Outcomes appear VERY
promising. The 9th holds scant cooperation, especially
in 'getting back reliable intel/info.' Negotiation power is
excellent the 10th 'early in the day' but may slip away
from your grasp the 11th. A 'new project' that is sizeable
and profitable appears to filter in the 12th.

Trying too hard? Chances are you WILL do just that the
7th and big time. When in 'doubt' about the
appropriateness of ANY action, decision or approach,
back off and trim it down. Make realistic decisions about
future events and needs the 8th, especially if later Aug
to later Dec are involved and especially if you are
planning or dealing with Jan to June of '11. Be ready to
'work long hours' and do a lot of 'discussing and
paperwork' the 9th to 11th. 'Take a break' on the 9th to
keep yourself 'running smoothly.'

purchases to determine if the
mentioned corned beef was
already purchased. In
concurrence with this, The
Ministry of Industry, Commerce
and ConsumerAffairs is advising
the General Public that with
immediate effect all beef
products from Brazilian Finn SIF
337 are prohibited from entry
into St. Kitts and Nevis. This is
in accordance with Part VI,
Section 28 of the National
Bureau of Standards Act No.7
of 1999.

Cooperation is 'slim to none' the 7/8th and you'll have to
'make your own magic.' Tends appear very promising for
self-employed and commission based Scales the 7/8th
and again the 11th to 13th. Your 'charm and creativity'
can equate to 'profit and power' the 10th, especially if
communication, travel, entertainment, the arts or family
business industries are involved. Being delivered a 'new
and impressive career opportunity' off site the 12th is
very likely and may come from Taurus, Capricorn,
Virgo, Libra or the financial, real estate, entertainment,
insurance or travel industry.

HERE, is the one bright spot of your week. There is a
'good chance' that you will score some impressive
opportunities this week, along with some promising
profit margins, especially the 8th to 11th. While some
deals may 'slip into on hold mode' there is a good
chance they will still maintain 'promise' as soon as the
11/1 2th or more likely the 'week of the 14th' when things
just 'naturally improve.' Don't feel bad if you have 'work
the weekend' as the 12/13th are really 'killer days' and
can hold huge promise.

Some real 'deal breakers' may need to be 'headed off'
near the 7th to 9th as you carefully maneuver toward the
finish line or 'next phase' upgrades. Deals with Taurus,
Aries, Gemini or Virgo personalities may need a bit
'extra' attention. Lateral moves appear successful but
dealings with bosses/power people may need a bit of
patience and/or tweaking near the 9th to 11th. Having to
work the weekend is likely but can be very promising but
ONLY if you 'keep your word/schedule' the 12th.

You pour a lot into the 7th or, a lot is brought to you or,
demanded/required of you. Larger sums of money,
especially for investment, licensing, schooling/training
and equipment may be a 'necessity' you'll have to 'cover'
like it or not. Travel, attending gatherings and 'fees'
appear to surface near the 8th to 10th and while they
may be a 'tax deduction' they still affect cash flow NOW.
A long talks or a lot meetings/discussions are likely the
10th to 12th and working the weekend can really pay off
on the 12/13th.

Impressive upgrades, unexpected good fortune, high
profit potential, 'two for one' and 'more than you
expected' to come from a thing/deal are any/all possible
this week, making THIS one 'stellar week' in business,
especially for commission based/self employed Juggers.
Having to scramble to fix, accommodate or finish a
'deal/situation' is typical near both the 7/8th and again
the 12th. Be seen as 'a willing team player.'

It is going to take investment cash this week or at the
very least, investments of time, effort and money to
solve, move ahead or placate near the 8/9th. You may
find your patience waning the 9th and if you do, you'll
have to be conscious of your vocal tones, phrasing and
every move or suggestion to make, especially to power
people or 'big clients.' Several discussions or lengthy
meetings may unfold the 10th, especially with 'lateral'
personalities, Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius, Cancer or
Taurus. Be 'extra tolerant' the 11th.

Residents to benefit from

two week training course

By a Contributor
Future employees of the financial sector are expected to receive
valuable training, through a two week course organized by the Eastern
Caribbean Institute of Banking and Financial services (ECIB).
The 9th Annual Young Employee Socialization (YES) program,
scheduled for two weeks, 5th -15th July, will bring together senior
executives from the financial services arena, with participants, giving
them the opportunity to interact with potential employers improving

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The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH 2010 M 17

Hurcn PAM an th Hurrcan

Seso ar upo usI

Ever since I was a small boy, dear Reader, the month of June was
always considered to be the beginning of the Hurricane Season, even
before the invention of satellites or any modem technology. We used to
chant June, too soon: July, standby: August, remember: September,
remember: October, all over.
Today, the official Hurricane Season has been extended to November.
There was one time, when persons did not possess transistor radios,
and a hurricane struck in 1955 on the 2nd of January. Everybody danced
behind the big drums and steel bands hung around the necks on January
1st 1955.
As I said before, there were no local radio stations and no weather
system advanced enough to warn us of the impending dangers the next
few hours. The sea turned up, the wind blew, and trees were uprooted.
People had to be sheltered by their neighbours. This was the age of
neighbourliness which existed 10 years before the advent of Hurricane
PAM in 1965 and its destructive force in 1967.
Yes! Dear Reader, my grandmother, with whom I slept on her grass
bed, rescued a family. After drying them off with a dry cloth (bath towels
were unheard of) we all warmed each other up in the bed and enjoyed the
1955 was the same year that residents began migrating to England
and so, even though the seas were rough, boisterous and tempestuous,
the ship which was to transport the emigrants who would, in a matter of
four days become immigrant in England, rode the waves far out to sea.
It had sailed from Trinidad in the South, coming all the way to St.
Kitts, where Nevisians and Anguillans journeyed to board it. Later in the
morning, even though the winds still howled, all young people who
could withstand the weather, headed to the Basseterre Pier to witness
the first set of people to travel abroad en-masse.
In those days, there were no outboard motors. Rowing boats had to
manoeuvre these rough seas in order to transport the trunks, extra large
suitcases and personnel, without losing one article or one passenger. So
dear reader, a hurricane is upon us and we have to take proper precautions.
We cannot wait until we hear a hurricane is coming to start putting away
our valuables. All of these should be placed in a Ziploc Bag and securely
put away.
We should begin to purchase garbage bags to cover our TVs and
computers. We should begin to lessen the amount of clothes we have
hanging around the place, so that, in the event of an emergency, we can
have a lot of our worldly possessions intact and ready to move with
them. We should undress our homes and pack our fragile possessions
in boxes, where they would be safe and secured in the event. It is better
to prepare now than to be despaired at the destruction and the frustration
and trauma, the loss of our possessions would have on us.
I am not trying to be materialistic, but what you have, you done
have. You would not have to start from zero, when the calamity is over.
We all have to bear in mind that hurricanes are unpredictable. We cannot
assume that, because we went to church and prayed for a peaceful
Hurricane Season that all will be well. Don't wait until the last moment to
check up on your buildings. Start purchasing your hammers, your nails,
your flashlights. Your batteries, your extra tins of foodstuff now, so that,
in the final hour, you do not have to stand in long lines in the supermarkets
and hardware stores.
Be like the ant. We should reconcile all of our differences with our
neighbours, for life is mysterious. Life is unpredictable. Those with whom
we do not speak might be the ones, who have to rescue us from our
roofless, but beautifully decorated and strongly built structure. We did
not emulate the ant and, so, we have to run from our home with nothing
but the clothes on our backs. So, whatever differences we have today;
let us reconcile them.
You know, dear reader, our approach to life today, our attitude toward
life today, our relationship with our fellow men today, could be the
preparation of our survival tomorrow. Just bear that in mind, my dear
reader. We may not know, we cannot tell.
Dear reader, always ensure that you are in possession of a portable
radio. Make sure that you have batteries for that radio. In the event of a

Residents to benefit.......
(cont'd from last page)

their chances of recruitment.
Geared towards young
persons new to the world of work,
running from 8:30amto l:00pm, the
5 hour classroom style sessions
will consist of a series of
presentationS which seek to foster

a smooth transition from the
scholastic world to the work place.
Mr. Analdo Bailey, Chief
Executive Officer at the ECIB
encouraged both young persons
and others seeking employment in
the financial field to take
advantage of the course. He
personally endorsed the course,
stating that several family

hurricane, electricity would not be
available to us. We can be without
the services, the comfort and
entertainment of our computers
and televisions. We also have to
ensure that our gas tanks are filled.
What a disaster it would be to
discover that on the night of the
hurricane, that we did not refill that
empty tank and that the one which
is supplying the stove has begun
to produce red flames instead of
blue, indicating to us that we are
on the last leg of having something
to eat or something hot to drink
on the very first approach of the
Take an inventory of
everything and make sure that
your lamp is trim, filled with oil and
is brightly burning. To be safe and
secure make sure that the
galvanize fences in your
neighbourhood are securely
fastened as these could become
dangerous missiles. It is in your
best interest to report to NEMA,
any 2x4 pieces of wood that you
see lying around carelessly.
Those 2x4's or any other pieces of
wood could become dangerous
missiles. The force of the hurricane
wind can cause these objects to
fly through your closed windows
and could kill or maim any member
of the family.
Do not console yourself with
the argument that last year it was
predicted that so many category
five hurricanes would strike and
just one struck. An ounce of
prevention is better than many
years of traumatic reminders of "If
only". Start using less water to do
everything, because, in the event
of a hurricane, water would be in
limited supply. You might very well
have to use a cup of water to bathe
your whole skin. Train the children
not to waste this precious
While, dear reader, we depend
upon the predictions of hurricanes
by International Agencies, we are
fully aware of hurricane. PAM
which manifested itself in 1965,
but whose ferocity was
experienced in 1967, when it
released its satanic force in its
attempt to overthrow the 1966
lawfully and legally elected
government of Premier Bradshaw,
by force of arms. June 10th, 1967
will always be remembered as the
day when Hurricane PAM
unleashed its venom upon the

members have benefitted from the
training in the past.
"Persons who participate in the
course are likely to find that they
are much more competitive in the
job market. This would be due to
the exposure that they have had
to what the banks require," he said.
He went on to say that after
taking part in the course one

Who would have been there to tell
the tale? When all was over and
those families who took refuge to
the East of Friars Bay returned to
St. Kitts, would they have been
able to pass through the
destruction they planned and had
executed? What manner of
r / hideous monstrosity clothed in
human form, could plan such
destruction to wipe out their
BY EARL CLARKE fellow men and women from the
face of the earth?
peace-loving people of St. Kitts Dear Reader, close your eyes
peace-loving people of St. Kitts and walk with me though this
and Nevis in an attempt to turn scenario. The explosion takes
back the hands of time. place. Before the triggeron puller
In an effort to thwart the could release his hands from the
progress of the ordinary man and trigger, there is one big boom and
woman who were, for the very first he and his gang are engulfed. Do
time, permitted by their Colonial you see the birds nested in the
Masters to partially chart their trees burned to ashes?
course. Those who owned the land The dogs could not even bark
did not cherish the idea of Britain a farewell sound for the boom
abandoning themby handing over would have been swift and
more power to those they once sudden. Not even their gifted
owned as slaves. How could instincts could have warned them
Britainbetraythemlikethat?What about the cruelty of man for
the land owners did was to get a political gain.
lone person who was ashamed of Imagine a mother waking up in
hiscolourandorderedhimtodraw Imagine a mother waking up in
his colour and ordered him to draw the night to feed a restless child
like-minded persons to form the only to hear the boom, but unable
political party called PAM. As I to cradle the child for protection
have saidbefore, dear reader, these for no protection could be given
persons despised themselves and, from that big boom; Swift and
if you despise yourself, you are a sudden death following each
traitor to yourself and all those boom, and what for dear reader;
who resemble you. Political gain?
So, Hurricane PAM was If there were any survivors,
formed by persons seething with would they have been able to
poisons, who are ashamed of stomach the disaster they brought
themselves and with an inner battle upon their country and its
borne of identification phobia, inhabitants? Monkeys wield out,
they just could not face reality. trees burnt flat, the streets
They just could not look in the bubbling with hot asphalt,
mirror, glance to the side and most churches and dwelling houses
terrible of all, and look back behind, crumbling from the intense heat of
With all this turmoil raging within the various explosions. Gas
themselves, Hurricane PAM was the ai el o Gas
themselves, Hurricane PAM was stoves, gas cylinders, the power
formed to torment the landscape station, the sugar factory, the
of St. Kitts and Nevis for over 23 airport with its aircraft fuel blown
years, bringing shame and scandal up, everything burnt to the
on the land and its inhabitants, ground just for the sake of
This is PAM's month and we obtaining political power?
cannot afford to keep our eyes off Who would have been there
this Hurricane which wanted to to govern and who would have
blow up the oil depot at Ponds been there to be governed?
Pasture, East Basseterre. I often Hurricane PAM is still in existence,
wonder if, on hindsight, the person roiling with hatred and anger
assigned to pull the trigger to blow Traitors to the country and people
up the Shell Depot, is giving God they wish to govern. Hurricane
plenty of Thanks for his change PAM is a deadly hurricane. We
of heart. Where could he run to cannot take our eyes off it. It
hide after pulling the trigger? He fosters no love, no good will for
would have been caught up in the its supporters and non supporters.
holocaust and burned to ashes. Hurricane PAM is unpredictable.
All those Managers, It bears watching.
Overseers, Over-lookers, Taxi
Drivers, employees and owners of June 10th 1967 -
big businesses in Basseterre, Hurricane PAM's
would have been caught up in the
holocaust and burnt to ashes. Day.

would have a greater appreciation
for the world of work, not only that
the course also helps to increase
one's self-confidence because it
involves a lot of role playing.
"Participants would have to
assume the role of an employee,
customer or supervisor in different
instances displaying various
competencies. This would give the

participants the opportunity to
practise their abilities."
"Persons who are interested
can complete application forms
that can be obtained at the banks
and submitted to our Office here
at ECCB", he said. The fee is
EC$250 per participant. Deadline
for registration for the program
is June 25th.

18 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH 2010

Graffiti-a telltale sign of

gang presence

By a Contributor
Residents of St. Kitts-Nevis are warned not to mistake the telltale
signs of gang graffiti within communities as youthful vandalism;
according to Dan Mac Mullin the two are very different.
Mac Mullin who has a background in law enforcement both as an
officer and a lawyer, indicated that gang graffiti was far different to any
other vandalism committed throughout the Federation. He said that not
only were gang members marking their territories with symbols but that
they also advertised criminal activities and publicized threats.
"What you generally find with gang graffiti is first of all the colors
are often telling. The most well known colours in the Federation are red
and blue basically, blue being associated with Crips and red being
associated to Bloods," he said.
Both groups originated in Los Angeles, California, U. S.A, between
the late 60s early 70's with a membership of mostly African American
males. Since their inception, knowledge of the groups reputation for
violence and ruthlessness have trickled down to the Caribbeanvia movies
and music influencing youths to imitate the lifestyle so highly
The effects of these gangs are clearly being seen here in the
Federation, says Mac Mullin, with the numerous colour coded symbols
found around the islands (St. Kitts and Nevis).
"When you start seeing graffiti that's specifically coloured that is an
indication of the presence of a gang. Indications within the graffiti that
highlight a six pointed star and is blue shows the presence of the Crips
gang. This six pointed star is actually two triangles one pointing up to
heaven and the other pointing down to hell."
Similar to the Crips gang youths that imitate the Bloods gang are
associated with a symbol of a star.
"Graffiti associated with the bloods gang is that of a five pointed
star, the pentagon. So when you start seeing things like that you start
understanding that much of gang graffiti is encrypted to a degree. Gangs
also use numbers to send messages; For example the Crips gang is
associated with the number six for the six points on their star and would
send messages such as 6 flying 5 dying which when decrypted means
Crips flying Bloods dying."
Mac Mullin encouraged members of the community to embrace the
four R's of Graffiti, "Read it, Record it, Report it, and Remove it. He said
that the involvement of the community in this way can be deterrence to
gang vandalism and graffiti.
"I often draw the correlation between gang graffiti and the deed to a
person's house. When a gang comes into a community and they start
putting their markings all over they are designating that community as
theirs. So as long as we sit back and we allow these signs to exist in our
communities, the more we are empowering our gangs to believe that the
community is in fact theirs," Mac Mullin explained.
According to Mac Mullin several areas in Nevis where he resides



The Basic Needs Trust Fund
launches its Primary School
Restroom Renovation Multi-
Media Public Information
BASSETERRE June 9 2010:
Sixteen (16) Primary School
students went home beaming with
pride and a $250 EC cheque after
being chosen as winners for the
Primary School Restroom
Renovation Multi-Media Public
Information Campaign.
Funded by the Basic Needs
Trust Fund (BNTF), seven (7)
participating primary schools
contributed over one hundred
(100) pieces of art and slogans
themed to encourage the better
use and care of restroom facilities.
The participating schools and
winners are as follows: Beach
Allen Primary Alecia DeSilva as
Slogan Winner and Delroy
Williams Drawing Winner, Dean
Glasford Primary Tawana
Willock and Kazara Forbes both
Winner; Dieppe Bay Zeondai
Langley and Kadisha Glasgow
both Winners; Dr. William
Connor Trevisca Richardson and
Asmara Chiverton both Winners;
Irish Town Primary Juliana
Pemberton, Shaniah Flemming,
Whitnie Collins and Eduardo
Adrian were all Winners with
Collins receiving a Special Award,

with his family have been repainted
to cover gang graffiti. He said that
although this effort works, it is only
a temporary fix as newly repainted
buildings are seen as a blank
The addition of murals to some

Tucker Clarke Amanda Roberts
and Kenny Koarlall both Winners,
and Tyrell Williams Nejohn
Browne and Steadricia Matthew
both winners.
In keeping with its commitment
to improving the conditions of
restrooms, BNTF will also oversee
the physical renovation of
restrooms in the participating
primary schools. Winning slogans
and drawings will be printed in
color and posted in schools
throughout to promote positive
restroom practice for the benefit
of all.

"These renovations can be
maintained and sustained for many
years to come, however, it is
imperative that we have the
continued monitoring and support
of students, teachers, parents, the
wider community and the Ministry
of Education" say BNTF staff.
Keeping our restrooms clean
and safe is everyone's business,
so let's do our part to keep clean,
report damage and stay healthy.
The Management and Staff of
the Basic Needs Trust Fund
extend Congratulations to all
winners and thanks to all
participants for making this
venture a resounding success!

Students of Irish Town Primary Schoo with their

buildings have had a major impact
to the reduction of gang graffiti
Mac Mullin revealed, highlighting
a water dam in the Bath Hill area
that has not been defaced since a
picture depicting persons carrying
water jugs and the words "unity is

strength" was painted there.
"We need to send a message
to our children coming up that
gangs do not run the community,"
he said.

OAS Secretary

General: Respect for

the Rights of Workers

is "a Fundamental

Aspect of Democracy""
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS),
Jos6 Miguel Insulza, called respect for the rights of workers "a
fundamental aspect of democracy" during a dialogue between the Heads
of Delegation of the member countries of the OAS and workers'
representatives on the theme of the 40th OAS General Assembly-
"Peace, Security and Cooperation"-that begins today in Lima.
Insulza said that "this space for dialogue has been growing with
time" and explained that this event began in 2008 and took place in the
General Assemblies of Medellin, Colombia, that year and in San Pedro
Sula, Honduras, in 2009, as well as during the Fifth Summit of the Americas
in 2009. "To us it was very important for this dialogue to take permanent
form because the subject of the respect of the rights of workers is
consecrated in our Inter-American Democratic Charter as one of the
fundamental aspects of democracy."
This dialogue between the OAS and workers' representatives,

Secretary General Insulza
continued, "seemed to us
fundamental, and we are very
happy to have increased such
participation within the
The event was also attended
by OAS Assistant Secretary
General Albert R. Ramdin; Peru's
Minister of Labor, Manuela Garcia;
and the representatives of the
Member States of the hemispheric
organization. Three workers'
representatives participated in the
dialogue: Julio C6sarBazin, Vice
Chairman of the Trade Union
Technical Advisory Council
(COSATE) and President of the
Unitary Confederation of Peruvian
Workers (Confederaci6n Unitaria
de Trabajadores del Perl or CUT);
Dalila del Carmen Alemin,
Women's Secretary of the
Sandinista Workers' Centre (CST)
of Nicaragua; andAntonio Jara, on
behalf of the President of COSATE
and the Trade Union

Confederation of Workers of the
Americas (Confederaci6n Sindical
de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de
las Amdricas o TUCA/CSA).
The rights of workers in the
continent and of migrant workers;
the criminalization of migration;
the prevention of conflict and
peace in the Americas; the
importance of education, jobs and
development in creating peace,
security and cooperation in the
countries of the hemisphere; and
the fight against poverty were the
main subjects participants
addressed during the event, held
in the Museo de la Naci6n.
The Minister of Labor of Peru
highlighted the importance of the
existence of a space for dialogue
"that promotes the participation of
workers of the Americas in the
activities of the OAS and at the
same time seeks to continue the
progress achieved in the dialogue
begun during the General
Assembly inMedellin in 2008." He

added that to Peru "peace, stability
and security, as well as social and
economic development, cannot be
the responsibility of a single sector
but a collective responsibility that
brings together the whole of
society and where each individual
and group has an individual role.
This collective responsibility must
begin with an inclusive approach
between governments, the
employment sector, workers and
civil society."
The workers' representatives
gave the member countries of the
OAS the "Workers Declaration
before the General Assembly of the
OAS at its Fortieth Regular
Session," a document that
consolidates a group of ideas and
recommendations on the subject
of the General Assembly.
Representatives of the
delegations of Argentina, Brazil,
Chile, Colombia, Nicaragua, Peru,
Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay
and the United States spoke at the


Seuiy Scrt Stan-by

By Sotto Voce

What's really going on in PAM? In the past week, with the 43rd
anniversary of their failed attempt to overthrow the government here by
force of arms on 10th June 1967 approaching, the Party seems to be self-
Most of the men who represented PAM in the last General Elections
want the present leader to go. But he's holding on to the leadership as if
his life depends on it. And under the guidance of the quarter-pound of
onion Chairman, things are going from bad to worse even before the
PAM Convention gets under way.
The Onion-man "tried a blunder", as the Ayatollah would say, in
trying somehow to involve the Labour Leader in the PAM confusion,
but the discontented candidates have before now made it clear that P.M.
Douglas got absolutely nothing to do with it.
In fact, the 5 PAM candidates have made public the reasons for their
discontent. Among other things, they have claimed that their leader's
lack of transparency and accountability with campaign finance; his errors
in judgment with his involvement in the bribery scandal with the
journalist/investor in the room at the Marriott Hotel; and the
unconstitutional postponement of the PAM Convention to July as
sufficient reasons for Lindsay Grant to quit the Party's leadership.
They see no hope for success by PAM under his leadership. And
that PAM's future depends critically on fresh leadership and direction.
Of course, Grant's chief ally, the Onion Chairman, is using all the
technicalities at this disposal to save face for Grant. The 5 candidates
are quickly learning that in PAM money talks and everything else walks.
So Grant stays so it seems. And those not in favour may have to go
What a thing! PAM's Joe in New York had composed a calypso
about Labour-matics", some two Carnivals ago. But it looks like he will
now have to compose a new one about PAM-matics: for ONE man (Grant)
is more than 5 men (Blanchette, Flemming, Welsh, Williams and Hodge).
That's new maths PAM-style for you.
And even before the Convention door is opened, they done start to
beat up the fellas. It is reported that such a report has already been made

Health Educator encourages

Nevisians to take advantage of

upcoming colon cancer

CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JUNE 09,2010) -Health Educator in the
Ministry of Health on Nevis Mrs. Shirley Wilkes urged Nevisians to take
advantage of colon cancer screenings scheduled for June 21-25 at the
Alexandra Hospital.
According to Mrs. Wilkes while in a recent interview with The
Department of Information, the screenings will be provided by Dr. Spencer
Amory who is of Nevisian parentage and works as a clinical professor at
the Department of Surgery, Colombia University in New York, USA.
"You are encouraged to get the screening done if you are over the
age of 45 One risk factor for colon cancer is increasing age. Studies
have shown that most persons develop colon cancer after age 50- ; if
you have been referred by your doctor; if you are known to have polyps
(growths) in the colon (large intestines).
"Although most polyps are non cancerous, if they are left alone they
can eventually become into cancer; if you have problems with
constipation [or if you have] a family history of cancer of the colon or a
personal history of any type of cancer," she said.
The Health Educator indicated that the scheduled examinations would
be the third time Dr. Amory conducted them on patients in Nevis with
the first in June 2008 and the second in August 2009.
Notwithstanding, she said though the Dr. Amory's services would
be free but there would be a cost attached.
"Dr. Amory's services are free however, since the procedure
(colonoscopy) would be done at the theatre at the [Alexandra] Hospital,
there is a fee for each colonoscopy done.
"Persons are asked to register at the Out Patient department at the
Hospital on or before Friday 18th June. Dr. Amory will see a maximum of
35 persons," she said.
Mrs. Wilkes used the opportunity to give statistics on the incidence

to the police. So the bacchanal,
pampalam and war in a Babylon
(PAM) have started in earnest.
This tribal (PAM) war with Lindsay
Grant at the helm threatens to mash
up PAM.
The self-styled next Prime
Minister (Grant), who has been
reduced to the next prime loser by
Glenn Ghost Phillip, is now
heading to be the next dumped
leader by his Party. To most
Kittitians, he is seen as a prime
joker who can't see when his time
is over. He has to be very ill-
advised to want to fight battles on
the inside and on the outside at
the same time.
If his colleagues are saying that
he is totally unfit to lead the PAM
Party, then how on earth can he
qualify to lead a nation? Kittitians
don't need a rocket scientist to
spell that out for them. If you are
no good for the Party, then how
can you be good for the country?
Seems like the Sheriff, so badly
wants to hold on to the position
of Opposition Leader in Parliament
that he scared to talk. I can't
believe this mouth-a-massy man
lost his speech on the Marriott
Hotel video scandal with Grant.
Worse yet, on the declaration of
the 5 PAM candidates on the
issues of transparency and

Health Laucator in the Ministry
of Health on Nevis Mrs. Shirley
of colon cancer on Nevis citing
that both male and female over 45
should have the test done.
"Colon cancer can affect both
male and female and is one of the
major cancers in the world. In
Nevis, our data for the last 10 years
show that there is at least one
death from colon cancer yearly,
with more females than males
within the last four years.
"In 2008, there was one male
death. In 2009 there was none.
Early detection of colon polyps
and cancer is vital for survival.
Colon cancer screening should be
one of the health screenings that
persons over age 45 should have
especially if they have a history of
colon cancer or other cancers in
the family," she said.

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accountability to do with their PAM leader; these are words the Sheriff
touts at every opportunity. So his silence is surely deafening.
The Sheriff's glib pronouncements on integrity in public life,
transparency and accountability all fall flat when he keeps his peace on
his coalition partner's venture into such. This is not the Labour Party
accusing the PAM leader of anything. It is his own PAM colleagues
levelling the accusations. I can't believe that it was ever possible for the
talkative and dignified Sheriff to "stump his tongue". Well, maybe he's
afraid to lose the work and PAM don't support him in the position.
This is compounded by the silence of the representative for
Constituency No.5 on the matter publicly, and the support given to
Grant by the No.8 constituency representative. So the pompous Sheriff
don't really know what line to take. Looks like it will take a bulldozer to
push the Sheriff off the mark on that one. He doing like Grant. He not
Oh how have the mighty fallen! They move, big and large like they
own St. Kitts. Now it seems like their "ownership" of PAM going on the
rocks fast. Having led PAM to successive defeats by Labour, and the
continuous bad-talking of the country and its leadership, his own
associates have found him wanting. That's an incurable indictment for
him. His integrity in public life needs addressing.
The internal strife in PAM cries out for a press conference. It gives
Grant and his Onion Chairman the chance to answer the queries the
media will make. They can also clear the Party's name from the muck it
now finds itself in from alleged questionable leadership. To say it is an
internal party issue and not for public consumption is to try to close the
gate after the horse has bolted out.
The public wants answers now. Not next week, or next month, or next
elections. With Grant at the helm, these issues will haunt PAM forever.
PAM is out and Labour is in. PAM wants to get in. Let's face it; there is
no way that PAM can succeed under the current leadership in all the
circumstances. This is not just politics, but common sense.
So when the members and friends finish having their private, internal
party discussions on the issues, they still have to come to the public.
The same candidates, or those who survive the Convention, will still be
accountable to the public for the causes and reasons for the internal
bickering among the members and friends. And the integrity in public
life issues for the PAM leadership remain very much alive and in need of
urgent treatment from within and without.
Looks like armed security might be needed at their Convention. With
verbal and physical blows flying in all directions so early, life and limb of
delegates in danger at the event.
Who say PAM cold? Right now they "hotter than menthol" Short or
tall, licks going fall.

Senior IT officer gives

tips for safeguarding


By a Contributor
Director of IT, at the National ICT centre in Basseterre, Wesley
Wharton, cautioned residents of St. Kitts and Nevis to pay specific
attention to the development of a secure password when safeguarding
important information via computers.
In a time when computer crimes of identity theft, fraud and
information warfare take place on a daily basis, one should learn that
creating a password that is unique to you is one foolproof way of not
becoming a victim.
He said that for a person to create a good password they would
need to learn how to create them.
"Passwords need to be long, containing more than eight
characters, for example my password has sixteen characters. It should
be a combination of upper and lower case letters. I recommend that it
not be something that you can pronounce; it ought to be something
that you would have to spell out. One's password should also include
numbers as well as odd characters on the keyboard like a bracket for
example or the add symbol," he said.
Wharton emphasized that a person who lacked these key items in
their passwords could fall prey to what is known in the hacker world
as a dictionary attack.
"With the powers of computers today, if you were to use a
password that is made up of ordinary names or words, a computer in
very quick time using an ordinary direct dictionary attack try all the
500,000 words in the dictionary and see which one of those or
combination of those would find your password," he explained.
Wharton also encouraged the public to attach the added protection
of a pass code which is similar top a password but longer in length,
these he said could be generated through the use of a computer.


"My Daddy Can Fix

Anything" short story

competition for

Father's Day
By a Contributor
An opportunity has been presented to youngsters between the ages
of 5-16 to say just how their fathers have impacted their lives in the
form of a short story competition organized for Father's Day.
Participants are asked to complete a short story entitled "My Daddy
Can Fix Anything". The writing competition will be broken down into
two divisions, a junior category comprised of ages 5-11 and a senior
category of ages 12-16.
Pastor Lincoln Connor of the Antioch Baptist Church indicated that
the contest was part of a number of events organized for the church's
2nd Annual Fatherhood Festival. He encouraged children to take part in
the contest, citing prizes for both the winning child and father.
"The competition will be broken down into two categories, a junior
category for ages 5-11 who will be required to write between 250-300






exam for



By a Contributor
Regional examining body, the
Caribbean Examination Council
(CXC), is in the process of
developing what would be known
as the Regional Primary Exit
Exam(RPEE). The new assessment
will replace individual common
entrance exams for secondary
schools sat across the region.
According to Dr. Didacus
Jules, Registrar at the Council, the
process began after discussions
with several Education Ministers
throughout the OECS.
"We are now shaping
something that will be very
different to what appears now in
many territories," Dr. Jules said.
He explained that the Council
has had experience in the area of
common entrance exams, as they
are currently in charge of
conducting similar exams for both
Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados.
A survey, conducted
throughout the territories within
the region, gathered information
regarding the examinations
currently being offered, their costs,
the syllabus on which they are
tested and the mode of delivery
for each exam. This activity was
done so that CXC would be in a

better position to model a test,
which would be able to meet the
needs of each country.
It is felt that the exams being
administered within individual
countries now required children to
focus on too much information in
a short period of time. The
Regional Primary Exit Exam will
seek to address this, calling on
students to centre on core
competencies that would equip
them to perform effectively in
secondary school.
"We are looking at what is
being done internationally in
regards to numeracy and literacy
tests and if we can embed those
standards into our exams then we
will have a very simple
examination that deals with
competencies and abilities."
CXC is also looking at the
integration of a continued
assessment program. The new
approach of the RPEE will take into
consideration the grades of
students prior to the exam, this will
allow for examiners to verify
whether or not a child fully

words and the second category,
ages 12-16 who will write between
350-400 words. The composition
should be based on a real life
situation where their father or a
father figure in their lives had fixed
something and had really impacted
them," Connor explained.
Persons who enter the
competition can submit their
stories via email to or
they can mail it to the Antioch
Baptist Church, Box 351
Basseterre St. Kitts. They can also
drop them off at the church office
on Infirmary Road, Basseterre.
The results for the "My Daddy
Can Fix Anything" short story
competition will be revealed
during the Antioch Baptist
Church's Father's Day service on
Sunday 20th June.

understands the techniques and
concepts that they are being
taught. The participation of
students in extra curricular
activities and after school
programs will also make an impact
in the final examination grade as
CXC seeks to look at the student
on a whole and not just their
academic abilities.
Although this is the path that
the Council wishes to take, Dr.
Jules indicated that in the
formulation of any new exam some
leeway must be given in order to
facilitate the national needs of
each country.
He said that it was the hope of
his organization that when the
proposal of the new examination
is made, governments would see
that conducting 17 individual
exams would not be cost effective.
The RegionalPrimary Exit Exam
if adopted will allow easy
relocation within the region with
parents still being able to place
their children appropriately with
regards to education.

St. Kitts-Nevis

collaborates with

neighboring country to

host training course
By a Contributor
The St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) has partnered with the
Antigua- Barbuda Defense Force (ABDF) to host a six weeks training
course currently being held here in the Federation.
During the course 27 soldiers, 9 from the SKNDF and 18 from the
ABDF will be exposed to an intermediate level of training in field craft,
map reading and skill-at-arms.
The purpose of the course is to raise the skills of the participating
soldiers to a more professional level.
Captain Walter Bass speaking during a brief interview explained that
collaboration for the training course is a part of the continuance of a
long standing relationship between the forces, both being Eastern
Caribbean states as well as members of the Regional Security System,


Local Church hosts

weekend of activities for

Father's Day celebrations
By a Contributor
The steady approaching Father's Day weekend of June 17th-20th,
will be packed with activities as the Antioch Baptist Church hosts its
second annual Fatherhood Festival.
Intended to highlight and celebrate fatherhood and male parenting,
all activities organized will encourage greater male involvement in the
family and society.
Activities will officially begin on Thursday evening (June 17th) with
a session on love and heartbreak to be facilitated by Dr. GarfieldAlexander
at the Church. Also to be held on that night, a panel discussion
broadcasted via ZIZ Television and Radio on the topic "Raising Boys to
Men in the Caribbean Context".
On Friday evening both parents and their children will get the
opportunity to show just how much they know about each other by
taking part in a game show style activity titled "Family Ties". Following
the family oriented game, expectant fathers will take centre stage during
a rap session also to be broadcasted live on ZIZ Television. Participants
in the session will include males who have not yet fathered a child and
males who are actually awaiting the birth of a child.
The Patsy Allers Playing Field will be the venue for the main event
on Saturday, which consists of a series of contests, health fair and
culminates with an open air concert. Fathers and their families are
encouraged to come out to participate in the events at the end of which
the family with the most points after all events will be awarded prizes.
Pastor at the church, Lincoln Connor revealed that three nights of
family focused services will be held at the church prior to the festival
activities. He said that this would be a warm up to the exciting activities
to take place over the weekend.
Events will end on Sunday, Father's Day, with a high powered service
to be held at the church. According to Pastor Connor last year's service
saw over one hundred men in attendance. He said that it was his hope
that this year's service would be no different.

"The first phase of the training course will be held here in St. Kitts
and it is currently ongoing; a 38 man contingent including trainees and
trainers will then travel to Antigua where the course will be completed,"
said Captain Bass.
The primary objectives of the training course is to enable soldiers to
become proficient in handling their personal weapons, to accurately and
consistently execute all drill movements that will be taught and to also
be knowledgeable and well rehearsed in field craft and minor tactics.
Other objectives Captain Bass mentioned expected to be achieved,
would include increasing the soldier's basic knowledge and ability to
conduct land navigation as well as being able to qualify while carrying
out exercises at the shooting range.
The dual island contingent is expected to leave St. Kitts-Nevis for
Antigua-Barbuda on June 19th where final examinations will be
conducted to determine whether or not one has been successfully trained.
According to Captain Bass, "At the end of the training in Antigua,
the persons who qualify in all areas, meaning they must meet the minimum
requirements in every subject, will receive a certificate of competency
and completion in the stated objectives. If a person is unable to qualify
in all areas, they will not become certified."

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The Labour Spokesman


The Family of the late
Theodora Agnes Springer
Wishes to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all
Who extended condolences and offered support to us
During our time of bereavement.
Your kind words were deeply appreciated
And continue to be a great source of comfort to us.
Vernon Springer on behalf of the Family.

The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH 2010 S C-ME 21

Who will win the

2010 World Cup?

Samba; Flamenco; Tango; or Lap dance! Brazil; Spain; Argentina
or England! Which dance and which country will lead the celebrations
on July 11?
By now you are already into the action! The 19th FIFA World Cup
kicked off in Johannesburg today (June 11) with the host nation South
Africa facing up to Mexico and thus starting a festival of football involving
64 games, 32 teams and, ultimately, one winner of football's most
prestigious tournament.
Who will hoist the symbol of football supremacy on July 11? What
are the bases for the selection from the 32 playing nations? Frankly,
there are so many perspectives; so many favourites; so many prejudices;
so many prejudices; so many permutations; and so many voices calling
the outcome. Fortunately, there is commonality with respect to the likely
winners of the group stages.
According to the voting patterns on the FIFA Country Brackets
Group Poll started since December 4, 2009, the Group winners are Spain,
(58%), Brazil (54%), Italy (45%), The Netherlands (45%), England (60),
Germany (60%), Argentina (40) and France (42%). The eight teams in
this poll are chosen as the ones to advance from each group. With the
exception of Spain and Netherlands, all the teams in the poll have won
the World Cup. Netherlands were runner-up in '74 and '78.
Generally, the core contenders for the World Cup are also cross-
cutting. For example, football fans participating in the Poll
started since may 31, 2010 have predicted the winner in that order: Spain
(16%), Brazil (14%), Argentina (13%), England (12%), The Netherlands
(11%) and Italy (10). Germany and France, previous Cup winners are not
preferred with 8% and 3% of the votes respectively.
Despite the obvious favouritism and home-town preferences, it is
generally believed that defending champions Italy may have an ageing
squad but one may argue that experience could be the difference for the
four times world champions.
Second, tournament favourites and five time winners Brazil are hoping
to become the first team to win the competition on every continent.
Third, the South American rivals Argentina and Uruguay would like
to finally win a third world title after years of underachievement.
Fourth, arguably, England have got their best team since the team
which finished third at Italia' 90 and are determined to relive the glory of
1966, and give the Engliosh8 fanatics and the economically battered
Brits something to shout about.
Fifth, France are not are strong as they were at the start of the previous
decade but still possess plenty of potential match winners.
Sixth, Spain are hoping to finally win that elusive first world title two
years after becoming European champions for the second time in their
Seventh, nobody can write off the Germans who are the classic
example of a 'tournament team.' Moreover, Germany's neighbours, the
Netherlands have many stars of their own and will hope to impress in
Eight, don't write off the host country. Could this be the first time
that an African country wins the FIFA World Cup?
Ninth, please don't leave out any possible up setters. South Africa
may be the host nation but the Ivory Coast are seen as the African
continent's best hope for a maiden win at this level.
Tenth, while rank outsiders such as New Zealand and North Korea
will be pleased just to be there, Asian teams such as Japan and South
Korea will hope to emulate their achievements in the 2002 World Cup.
Eleventh, the potential dark horses for a tournament which could

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prove more open than people think
with good teams such as Australia,
Serbia and the United States
looking to spring a surprise or two.
Do you know that Spain is
competing with Brazil for
tournament favourites? Why
many experts, media houses and
fans are favouring Spain as the
2010 Cup winner? Spain have rich
talent, in particular the likes of
David Villa, Xavi Hemdandez and
Fernando Torres among others. In
fact some argue, other than Spain,
the English national team under
Italian Coach Fabio Capello had an
impressive tally of points after
convincingly navigating the
qualifying group stage Capello
can count on the likes of Wayne
Rooney, Frank Lampard, and
Steven Gerrard to carry England
all the way into the final stages.
What about the Samba boyz?
They argue that they are highly
favoured. Brazilians and the
Germans as well as the Italians
often perform their best when it
matters most. Brazil has a plethora
of talent beginning with current
Real Madrid star Kaka and
stretching to right-back Maicon
who plays for Inter Milan. The
Italians are current World Cup
holders so there will be additional
pressure on the Azzurri to perform
following a relatively uninspiring
qualifying campaign. It will be
wrong to undermine Italy's
chances when considering that
Gianluigi Buffon is recapturing his
best form which had him labeled
as the best custodian in the world
while Daniele De Rossi remains a
considerable driving force in the
midfield engine room.
Why is Argentina ranked so
highly? While Argentina had a
horrendous sequence of results
before securing qualification in the
very last match, it is not wise to
exclude the Argentines from the
list of potential winners though
Diego Maradona as a coach has
shown over and again that he not
only lacks the know-how but also
is clueless when it comes to
strategies, team selection and
tactics. After all, Argentina still has
Lionel Messi though he continues
to under-perform when compared
to his exploits with Barcelona.
What happened during the
qualifying period? What do the
teams' performances tell about
their competitiveness? Most of the
heavy favourites qualified for the
World Cup but not without a fight
from the participating teams in their
zones. Previous World Cup
winners such as Brazil, Germany,
England, Argentina and Italy all
booked their spot in South Africa
following a long and arduous
road. Some teams such as
Argentina have struggled while
others such as England cruised,
yet the World Cup stage is a
different playing field and
previous results do not count.
Will one of the traditional
powers (i.e. Brazil, Germany or
Italy) or will an emerging nation

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(Spain and England) or a new rising
team (Ivory Coast) triumph in
South Africa? No European team
has ever won outside Europe and
the trend could very well continue
if Brazil performs up to
expectations or perhaps a
surprising African package rises to
the occasions just as the South
Koreans did in Asia 2002 when
they made it to the semi-finals.
On this side of the globe, we
are all crazy after the Samba Boyz!
Most fans and fanatics will be

chanting, crying and shouting
and roaring for the Brazilians!
With test match cricket
between the West Indies and
South Africa, the revived rivalry
between the Los Angeles Lakers
and the Boston Celtics in the NBA
Finals, how are many like me, will
be able to keep abreast of the live
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New Town Football Club

Victory Motorcade attracts

large participation
By Melissa Amsterdam
The members and devoted fans of the TDC, NewTown Football Club
were strong in number as they celebrated their Victory Motorcade in
grand style on June 5th.
According to Technical Director of the team, Mr. Clinton 'Tinny'
Percival, "The motorcade was a way in which the community showed its
joy for the resounding victory we had over St. Peter's".
In spite of a late start which was due to the overwhelming support by
fans and the lack of enough vehicles to accommodate the large turnout,
the event was incident free and promoted camaraderie amongst all
NewTown FC Fans.
The Technical Director said that it was a long motorcade because
while going through some villages there were stops to interact with
community members.
"We made stops in Old Road, Sandy Point, St. Paul's and Cayon. We
mingled a bit in St. Paul's and it was great to see how the community
members could come out to share in our celebrations", remarked Percival.
The motorcade was led by the team members and some members of
the Tucker Clarke Primary School, who are a part of the NewTown Football
"It was showing the future of the NewTown Football Team", said
about Percival, while talking about the symbolic meaning.
Percival said that he was very proud of NewTown's win and highly
commended the team and their sponsors.

ECCB Sponsors OECS/

ECCB Under 23 Netball
Tournament for 20th Year
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) continues to
demonstrate its commitment to the development of netball in the Eastern
Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) through its official sponsorship of
the 2010 OECS/ECCB Under 23 Netball Tournament. The tournament
will be hosted in St Vincent and the Grenadines from 11 17 June.
The ECCB began sponsoring the OECS/ECCB Under 23 Netball
Tournament in 1991 as part of its efforts to promote excellence in sports
among the region's young people. The Bank's continued financial
contribution to the tournament demonstrates its commitment to the
development of young minds through sports, its belief in the importance
of sports to the social and physical development of the region's young
women and the potential of the competition to promote the Bank's vision
of regional integration.
In 1999, the ECCB incorporated a personal development session into
the competition with the aim of enhancing the interpersonal and
professional skills of the netballers. The theme for this year's session is
"Sporting Wise Financial Choices". Mr Isaac Solomon, Country Manager,
RBTT Bank Caribbean Ltd, St Vincent and the Grenadines will be the

The Sandy Point Fruta
Falcons has done it again. On
Saturday evening nthey won an
unprecedented and historic 5th
straight LIME SKABA Junior
Division title with an exciting
victory over the Rams Hitters.
Hitters got off to a great start
led by guards Daryl Lewis and
Tyrone Hutchinson who scored 16
of the Hitters 23 first quarter
points. Lewis seemed unstoppable
as he scored almost at will while
Hutchinson made some steady
shots in support of Lewis. Sandy
Point seemed out of sync as their
phenomenal guard Taslyn "Tazzy"
Belboda struggled from the field.
At the end of the half Sandy Point
trailed the Hitters 40-34.
The 2nd Half began with more
of the same with Hitters as Daryl
Lewis and Tyron Hutchinson
continued to carry the Hitters team
as they built their 6 point half time
lead to as much as 12 point mid-
way through the 3rd period. By the
end of the 3rd period Hitters held
on to a slim 2 point advantage. The
4th period began very well for
hitters as they increased their 2

featured speaker. During the
session the netballers will also
engage in the development and
presentation of personal financial
mission statements.
The OECS/ECCB Under 23
Netball Tournament is rotated
annually among the eight ECCB
member countries. Each year, the
ECCB collaborates with the OECS
Sports Desk in St Lucia to stage
the tournament in association with
the designated host netball
association. The teams that will
be participating in this year's
competition are: Antigua and
Barbuda, Grenada, Commonwealth
of Dominica, Nevis, St Kitts, Saint
Lucia and St Vincent and the
St Kitts are the defending
champions. St Vincent and the
Grenadines has won the
tournament 12 times, Saint Lucia
four times and Grenada twice.


point advantage to 11 points by
the 6 minute mark of the final
period. Just when victory seem in
sight the Sandy Pointers took over
through the exceptional play of
St.Kitts-Nevis fastest young
sprinter Jason Rogers who score
8 unanswered point to bring the
Hitters lead to within 3. The the
Junior League's most talented and
dominant player Taslyn "Tazzy"
Belboda took over as the Hitters
guard defense was weakened
when the Sandy Point teams
consistent penetration of the
Hitters defense forced Hitters
guard Tyron Hutchinson to
commit his 5th foul and had to
leave the game. This was a huge
blow to Hitters and Sandy Point
took complete control of the game
after that point. Belboda finally got
his swagger back and in the final 3
minutes showed why he is head
and shoulders above any other
player in the Junior league. He
literally carried the Sandy Point
falcons on his shoulders for the
final 3 minutes after his teammate
Jason Rogers got them back into
the game with a spectacualr 8
point run midway in the 4th
The game ended with Sandy
Point taking the lead for the first
time in the game with less than a
minute to go and they maintained
that lead until the final whistle .
The Sandy Point Fruta Falcons
won the game and clinched the
series with a clean sweep ober the
Hitters to win their 5th straight title
Taslyn Belboda led both teams
in points, assists and steals with a
phenomenal 43 pts, 5 rebs, 6
assists, 5 steals. He was supported
well by Jason Rogers with 15 pts,
5 rebs and 5 steals and Travis
Rogers with 12 points.
Daryl Lewis and Tyron
Hutchinson led Hitters with 28 and
18 points respectively with Nrobi
Robin and Nagid Finch combining
for 22 points.
The Junior League MVP has
yet to be announced but it would

Sandy Point Guard Taslyn
Belboda had 43 points, 5 rebs, 6
assists and 5 stls

Hitters Guard Tyron Hutchinson
had 18 pts and 8 rebs
Photos by SajuN'Galla
be hard for anyone but Taslyn
Belboda who led the League in
scoring averaging 32 plus points
per game and assists with 6 per
game to be awarded the prize.

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By: Vigilante
*All hell has broken loose in PAM since
the letter signed by De Gang of 5, calling
for the removal of Lindsay Grant as Party
Leader, hit de street like a bombshell.
Dey say de expired and embattled PAM
leader couldn't sleep at all on Wednesday
night when he got the news that it was leaked
to the local media for publication and that
the Labour Spokesman had a copy in its
The telephones were busy all night long
as his agents and henchmen in the Party
called all over the place, frantically, to find
out who on the inside leaked the damaging
letter to the press.
*All fingers are reportedly pointing at Alb
Onion, who they say found out that there is
a plot to get rid of him as Party Chairman
and replace with "Fighting Cindy", who is
being supported strongly by Shawn and
The gloves are off and the big show
down is slated for Sunday (June 13), when
the two warring factions in the Party will
clash head on at the Frigate Bay Hotel for
"the mother of all battles".
Many PAMites deem it as "The clash of
the Titans, as the two gangs prepare for
open war, with de little pompous power-
hunger fellow, threatening to walk with an
increased number of body guards to ensure
that all challenges and opposition to his
leadership is severely crushed and that he's
re-elected unopposed as Party Leader.
Dey say the thugs have been bragging
openly that they are ready like Freddie to
defend their boss as they demonstrated on
Monday night "up de hill" when the meeting
ended in confusion and they allegedly beat
up one of the disgruntled candidates for
daring to challenge him publicly.
Dey say he has boasted openly that by
hook or by crook, he will be re-elected
unopposed. He will be walking with his troops
as he did in Half Way Tree in the Elections.
It will be licks in their waist, licks in their
face and licks in de place.......
But, the Gang of 5 have publicly
declared their intention to take the fight to
him and his gang of thugs.
Lennox and the Tek-Way-Key Minister's

nephew in New York have thrown their full
weight behind De Gang of 5 and are calling
on Baby Grant to tell the caucus the whole
truth about his US$1.7 million bribery
Scandal at the Marriott.
They want him to clear up the air on
the alleged missing monies from the 2010
Election Fund of the Party, which they say
they have contributed significantly to
personally, and from donations made by
PAM trumps in New York.
They claim that up to now PAM
supporters who bought their own tickets to
come home to vote, have not been refunded
as promised by the party and he must give

a full account of all the campaign funds he
received on behalf of the Party. They
demand accountability and transparency.
Inside sources say Shawn has been
nominated by a number of constituencies
to challenge Baby Grant for the PAM
leadership, but 1/41b Onion and the
secretariat were instructed to omit Shawn's
name and submit one name only, so Baby
Grant can get his wish to be re-elected

The Petition signed by the five PAM

Candidates calling on Mr. Lindsay

Grant to resign as the Leader of PAM

Mr. Sidmy Osbone
Chaina. People's Action Movcmaet
Basseerre, StKitts

21 April 2010

Dear Chainan Osbor -

We, the wAum sged candidates of the Ptpe's Action Movent, Iby write to expes our
deep concern for the Party which we al love.

We have becom canud about the &ema. s of a vast nbr of P.AM upportef who
believe that Mr. Grant should p down a Politicl Led. His a in ju e d g the
2010 G mmral Electionm h gficaly hut the Party. 1he flowing isss at sufficient
teaos why Mr. Grat should step down ainliatly.

I. The brbwy meWi aS the AMarriM S L Th[ s mm ds d thd Party'
dm at the pes.
2 TU bk of tnpaey Md aece.Wy with campmpaig ht
3. Mr. Grmt's d pparh s aftd r the Ceral Fkssm fand n tprwie
.mh i ito the hem e eo mpp arw s who put S bs Md & m the ke for
the Party.

s.& m11in c cmdef fmdl f.hme 1 p|ee fw r tyr aff.lair
6. fi peor lemidAh dbieg the 2f1 Geuerii fIleda eamapei.

We have strayed too far frm the ideology and pbikoopby of the Foundig Fa of tie
People's Action Movena The dectim of a new Poiitc Lar n help to seer the Party
back to its ots and make the Party's grssroots' supporters fee welcomed. We hope thfi Mr.
Grant wil do the right thing and tep down inmmrdiaty.

fy Blanchce
PALM. Clodida. Covat I

P. M. Candidate. Const 6

Boad Welsh
PA.M Candidatc. Co.o- 3

Ronald Louis Williams
P'A.M. Cadidat Const. 7

RoyAS Cai
PAJM Cadidle, Const.. 2

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