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in Caribbean delegation

for London talks


Photo: (left to right) Federal Financial Secretary, Mrs. Janet Harris; St. Kitts and Nevis Prime
Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas; Premier of Nevis, Hon. Joseph Parry;
President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Mr. Michael Morton and Chairman
of the Competitiveness Council, Mr. Charles Wilkin Q.C.. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)


St. Vincent-born jurist

takes oath as new St.

Kitts High Court Judge
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 2ND 2010
(CUOPM) St. Kitts' new High Court Judge, His Lordship Mr.
Justice Errol Thomas was sworn in Thursday morning.
Administering the oath at Government House was Registrar
of the High Court, Mrs. Claudette Jenkins. It was witnessed by
St. Kitts and Nevis' Governor General His Excellency Dr. Sir
Cuthbert Sebastian and Attorney General, the Hon. Patrice

Be Prepared
HURRICANE SEASON 2010


Nisbett. He was posted in the Antigua and
Barbuda jurisdiction before his new
(cont'd on page 02)


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
SEPTEMBER 2ND 2010
(CUOPM) St. Kitts and Nevis'
Minister of Tourism and
International transport, Sen. the
Hon. Richard "Ricky" Skerritt is
included in a delegation of
Caribbean tourism ministers
whichwill next week put pressure
on the new British coalition
government over plans to reform
the Air Passenger Duty.
Minister Skerritt will be
among tourism ministers from six
islands who will meet coalition
government ministers as well as
airline bosses to push for a better
deal for the region in a reformed
tax.
It will be the first meeting
between Caribbean ministers and
the government since it was
elected, and they will be hoping
for a more sympathetic ear than
that offered by the previous
British Labour Party


Minister of Tourism Sen. Hon.
Richard "Ricky" Skeritt
(photo by Erasmus Williams)
administration.
Despite repeated appeals
from individual ministers and the
Caribbean Tourism Organisation
(CTO), the last government failed
to alter the system of distance
bands that discriminates against
the region by taxing it at a higher


(cont'd on page 02)


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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
Email: sknunion@sisterisles.kn
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Housewives in St. Kitts-Nevis and the rest of the Caribbean
have earned the reputation of being some of the best economists
in the world. This is simply because of their success in keeping
their households going despite the meagre resources at their
disposal.
In a macro way, the economic downturn of the last few years
has posed similar challenges to our Ministers of Finance and the
Governments of which they are a part.
Where they have not been able to cope adequately, we see
upheavals in their societies as have happened in Spain and Greece
and demonstration and mini-riots in other parts of the world.
In our own St. Kitts-Nevis, the impact has been less severe
than in many countries. One of the reasons may be that at the
time of the downturn the Federation was already going through
severe structural changes in the economy due to the extinction of
the sugar industry and the strenuous efforts made by the
government to introduce and stimulate other sectors such as
Tourism, Telecommunications and Information Technology and
Financial Services.
The momentum which had been given to the growth in these
sectors was strong enough to withstand the decelerating effect of
the downturn
The thrust in affordable housing meant that locals were more
focused on their spending patterns and more conscious of their
savings balances.
Yes, there were job losses in some of the Companies harder
hit by the downturn, but all in all, the government's pleato minimise
lay-offs and through its own efforts in introducing the YES
Programme served to moderate the social impacts of the downturn.
In addition, the initiatives taken in reducing the fuel surcharge,
increasing the Social Services Levy ground floor level, and
providing exemptions on increased quantities of food items, all
served to reinforce this outcome.
It is evident that as the world economy revives, the Federation
will be in a more favourable position to continue to strive for its
economic survival and growth.
At the time of going to press, the Government is in the process
of a national consultation on the many financial and economic
issues with which it has to grapple.
This is a very laudable process which allows for a wide input
from a cross section of stakeholders to offer ideas and solutions
which will chart the way forward.
As we pray to be spared any social and economic impacts
from this very busy Hurricane Season, let us look forward to the
future with confidence that our economic future is in good hands,
and that the mandate given to this government earlier this year
was fullyjustified.


post-secondary education
Education Minister reports on CAPE results
at CFBC and Nevis' Sixth Form


File photo of CFBC students in 2003


File photo of Sixth Form students at Nevis' Charlestown
Secondary School
(Photos by Erasmus Williams)
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 1ST 2010 (CUOPM)-An
increasing number of secondary school leavers in St. Kitts and Nevis
are pursuing post secondary education at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant
College (CFBC) in St. Kitts and the Sixth Form of the Charlestown
Secondary School in Nevis.


Minister Skerritt in

Caribbean delegation


(cont'd from page 1)
rate than the US.
Next week's delegation will
include Hon. John Maginley from
Antigua and Barbuda, Hon.
Edmund Bartlett from Jamaica,
Hon. Richard Sealy from Barbados,
Hon. Glynis Roberts from Grenada,
Hon. Richard Skerritt from St Kitts
and Nevis, Hon. Allen Chastanet
from St. Lucia, and Hugh Riley, the
Secretary General of the CTO.
A CTO spokeswoman said the
meeting aimed to ensure that the
islands' voice was heard in the


debate over whether reform should
continue a per-passenger tax or
move to a per-plane duty.
The organisation has already
indicated it could challenge
increases to APD as an illegal
restraint on trade, as they would
hit the islands' key export of
tourism.
The delegation comes after
Abta used the Notting Hill
Carnival to highlight the impact of
APD rises due in November onthe
Caribbean.


According to Federal Minister
of Education, Sen. the Hon. Nigel
Carty, 456 students registered at
the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant
College (CFBC) for the Caribbean
Advanced Proficiency
Examination (CAPE) compared to
313 in 2008 and 372 in 2009 and
143 students registered for CAPE
at the Sixth Form of the
Charlestown Secondary School
comparedto 138 in2009 and 107 in
2008.
"This is a good development
as it shows that an increasing
number of our secondary school
leavers are taking the opportunity
to pursue post-secondary
education at our national college,
with the obvious aspiration of
some day moving on to
university," said Minister Carty in
a national broadcast.
CAPE is taken by students in
the Division of Arts, Sciences and
General Studies at the Clarence
Fitzroy Bryant College, and at the
Sixth Form of the Charlestown
Secondary School.
Students take CAPE at Unit 1
and Unit 2 in selected subject
areas. Most Unit 1 courses are
taken by Year One students while
Unit 2 courses are taken at Year
Two.
In his address, Minister Carty,
who was given the education
portfolio in February this year, said
inthe 2010 exams, there were 1,417
registered subject entries.
"Of the 1417 registered subject
entries, 1234 returned results with
991 passes," said Minister Carty.

SEE PAGE 7


The association is urging
people to write to their MPs to
demand an end to plans to
increase the tax because it will
make the Caribbean the preserve
of the better off.
British Airways Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Willie
Walsh last week warned politicians
that they must not risk harming
economies that depend on tourism
through their tax policies.
Speaking ahead of a visit to
Barbados, where he will speak on
the future of intercontinental travel
at a CTO conference, Walsh said
tax policies should encourage
recovery in tourism-dependent
economies.


.........new St. Kitts High Court Judge Career
1976 1978: Crown Counsel, Attorney General's
(cont'd from page 1) Chambers, Barbados
assignment to St. Kitts. 1978-1981: Parliamentary Counsel [Ag],Attorey
The St. Vincent-born jurist attended Carleton General's Chambers, Barbados
University, Canada, where he read for his B.A. [General] 1981 1983: Parliamentary Counsel, Attorney
from 1970 to 1971. General's Chambers, Barbados
1971 1974: University of the West Indies, LL.B 1983 1986: Senior Parliamentary Counsel,
[Honours] Attorney General's Chambers, Barbados
1974 1976: Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad & 1987 1994: Registrar of Titles, Ministry of
Tobago. Legal Education Certificate Housing, Lands and the Environment, Barbados
1982: University of the West Indies, LL.M 1994 1996: Solicitor General, Attorney General's
1976: Called to the Bar, Barbados Chambers, Saint Lucia
1994: Called to the Bar, Saint Lucia 1996 2001: Attorney General, Attorney General's
1996: Called to the Bar, Grenada


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010


BASSETERRE ST. KITTS (September 1, 2010) One of the last
official functions by the outgoing Republic of China on Taiwan's resident
ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Rong Chuan Wu, was
the handing over of US$50,000 aimed at strengthening the Livestock
Division of the Ministry of Agriculture.
At a handing over ceremony at the Ministry of Agriculture offices
Wednesday last week, Ambassador Wu handed the cheque to Senior
Minister and Minister of Agriculture the Hon Dr Timothy Harris in the
presence of the Director of Agriculture, Ashton Stanley, Chief Veterinary
Officer, Dr Tracy Challenger and Third Secretary at the Taiwanese
Embassy, Roy Po-yi Hsu.
The amount will be used to purchase a mobile clinic (porta-vet),
livestock squeeze chute and an in-line scale. According to Ambassador
Wu, infrastructure for development came in first among the different
elements of agriculture, and since there is a scarcity of resources it was
important that what is provided is suitable for development.
"Not long ago we assisted St. Kitts-Nevis with Taiwan-made
agricultural machinery, power tillers and excavators, which are in real
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Dr Harris (right) receives a cheque of US$50,000 from
Ambassador Wu. Looking on are from left, Dr Tracy
Challenger and Ashton Stanley.


need in this Federation," said
Ambassador Wu. "Today, it is
another donation we feel that will
fit the need of the agriculture
development. Once again
infrastructure comes in first and
we would like to cooperate in
future with the Department of
Agriculture for the development of
agriculture."


Kittitian

artists to

perform at

Labour

Day

Weekend

events in

NYC
By Charles Miller Jr
Local bands Small Axe and
Grand Masters have already
departed the Federation in


The Labour Spokesman


preparation for their performances
in New York City for the Labour
Day weekend starting from Friday,
September 3rd and ending on
Saturday, September 4th, 2010.
On Friday, Grand Masters and
Small Axe are scheduled to
headline the event dubbed "Yo
Melinda vs Bust u Bubble", after
each of the band's popular tracks.
The event is said to take place at
the Q Best Party Place, Bronx New
York.
The bands are also being
supported by St. Kitts' very own
female DJ and radio personality
Sweet Sister Sensia and overnight
singing sensation, Infamus.
The following day's event is
taking place at the Star 590 Bar
where both Kittitian bands are
sharing the stage with other well
known bands such as Red Hot


Burning Flames out of Antigua,
and DJ's from across the
Caribbean Asid Sound,
Mobetta, Concord Sounds and
Executioner Sound as well as
Sweet Sister Sensia sharing the
stage once again.
In a brief interview with "Mr.
World" of Small Axe, he stated that
the band has been traveling to the
U.S since 1992. He also made
mention that the bands are always
well received and they're planning
on giving a Kittitian experience to
anyone new to the bands.
The event has been organized
by Clayton Thomas more
commonly known as "Massive" of
Jadon's Entertainment and Higher
Level Promotions. Thomas is a
national of St. Kitts and resides in
NewYork.


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On receiving the cheque, Minister Harris remarked that Taiwan has
been one of St. Kitts and Nevis' most reliable diplomatic allies, and had
done so much to ensure that the country achieves food security.
"Your Excellency, your deep appreciation of our country's vast
potential in agriculture has made you a strong proponent for agriculture
in the Federation," observed Dr Harris. "There are visible signs
everywhere of your understanding of the multifaceted role of agriculture.
Thank you, Your Excellency for keeping a watchful eye on our agriculture
sector, for reminding us that this is where we have to emphasize more,
and do more to achieve genuine growth and development."
Chief Veterinary Officer and the Livestock Programme Leader, Dr
Tracy Challenger, who gave the vote of thanks, said that the donation
from the Taiwanese mission was indeed timely, and thanked the
ambassador for the continued support adding that the equipment to be
purchased would play a critical role in livestock production.


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other structures will depict HIV/AIDS messages that
will serve to educate users of the facility with a view
of promoting behavioral change. Other aspects of
the project included an HIV/AIDS quiz among church
representatives, and also working with a community
dance group to develop themed performances that
highlight social issues associated with the disease,
such as stigma and discrimination.
CARICOM Youth Ambassador (CYA) Ian
Richards commended CLAMP for the huge scope of
the project. He cited figures from the 1997-98
CaribbeanYouth Health Survey of 10 to 18 year olds
which revealed that some 34 percent of the 15,695
youth across nine countries, had already had sexual
intercourse. Sixty six percent engaged in sexual
behaviour before the age of 13.
Additionally, 25 percent of the youth respondents
admitted that they always used contraception. The
study was highlighted in the 2009 Report of the
CARICOM Commission on Youth Development
(CCYD) which Mr. Richards said is an urgent call for
action from young people.
Youth Ambassador Richards also cited a recent
report that indicated that HIV/AIDS cases in 16
African countries are declining among 15 to 24 years
old. This is attributed to a decrease in multiple sex
partners, an increase in abstinence, and increased
condom use. Mr. Richards challenged youth across
the Region to emulate their African peers in helping
to reduce the spread of the epidemic, thereby possibly
delisting Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean as
the number one and two respectively ranked areas in
the world with the highest incidences of the pandemic.
Parliamentary Representative for the community,
Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, recalled that it was
just 10 days ago that he attended the closing of a
another CYA collaboration with CLAMP, which
involved deterring young people from crime by
equipping them with income generation, anger
management, conflict resolution and goal setting
skills.
Senior Minister Harris, remarked that the
challenges of antisocial activity and youth
unemployment are not unique to St. Kitts and Nevis,
the Region or many countries the world over. He
praised the local CYA programme and CLAMP, and
pledged support to similar activities being undertaken
by youth groups. An appeal was also made for other
entities and individuals to encourage the young
people wherever and whenever possible.


Recognizing the work of ECTEL in

St Kitts and Nevis
Castries, August 31st 2010: The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) will host a
series of events in St. Kitts and Nevis to mark the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty which
established the regulatory authority. One of the major events is a awards ceremony for nationals of St. Kitts
and Nevis for their contribution to the establishment of ECTEL.
The awards ceremony is scheduled to commence at 7:00 p.m. on 8th September, 2010 at the Eastern
Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Auditorium. The Governor General, His Excellency Dr. Cuthbert M. Sebastian,
GCMG OBE, MD, CM of St. Kitts and Nevis will present the awards.
The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon Dr. Denzil Douglas is expected to deliver the feature address
and provide his perspectives on the contribution of ECTEL to the development of its Member States. Hon
Glenn Phillip, Minister for Youth Empowerment, Sports, Information Technology, Telecommunications and
Posts and member of ECTEL Council of Ministers will also address the ceremony.
Additional events include two Youth Fora on ICT to be held on the 7th September from 9:00 a.m. in St. Kitts
and in Nevis simultaneously. The Fora targets young persons, up to the age of 25 years and seeks to
encourage them to make positive use of ICT for personal development. Hon Glen Phillip will address young
people at the Forum to be held at the ICT Centre inBasseterre. Hon. Hensley Daniel, Minister with responsibility
for telecommunications and information will present address at the youth symposium in Nevis, which is
scheduled to be held at the Nevis Cooperative Centre.
On the 8th September, 2010 the Eleventh NTRC/ECTEL Forum will be held at the NEMAbuilding from 9:00
a.m. The Forum will bring together officials from ECTEL and the National Telecommunications Regulatory
Commissions (NTRCs) to discuss regulatory matters and participate in a training workshop.
A Special Meeting of the ECTEL Board of Directors will be held at the NTRC Office on Thursday 9th
September, 2010 from 9:00 a.m.
The final event is the launch of the Universal Service Fund scheduled to be held at the St. Kitts Marriot on
the 9th September, 2010 starting at 7:00 p.m. The Universal Service Fund is established under the
Telecommunications Act of St. Kitts and Nevis. The aim of the fund is to provide support for projects


CCRIF to make payout

to Anguilla after

Hurricane Earl
Grand Cayman, 31 August, 2010 The Caribbean Catastrophe
Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) is preparing to make a payout to the
Government of Anguilla as a result of Tropical Cyclone Earl which
passed close to Anguilla and other islands in the northeastern
Caribbean as a major hurricane yesterday.
Early reports indicate that Earl blew the roofs off of buildings and
downed many power lines in Anguilla. Severe beach erosion and
flooding have also impacted the island. Antigua & Barbuda and St
Kitts & Nevis, both also covered by CCRIF policies, were less severely
impacted, though some flooding and coastal damage has been
reported.
Anguilla has both tropical cyclone and earthquake policies with
CCRIF as part of the country's disaster risk management strategy.
The storm was of sufficient magnitude to trigger the hurricane
coverage. Based onpreliminary calculations undertakenusing CCRIF's
catastrophe loss model and the most recent data from the National
Hurricane Center, Anguilla will receive just overUS$4M after 14 days,
during which time a final calculation of loss and payout will be made.
CCRIF is working with regional partners, particularly the Caribbean
Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), and local disaster
management officials in Anguilla to collect on-the-ground information
relevant to hazard and risk assessment. Beyond offering risk transfer
options and making payouts to countries in the region, CCRIF is also
engaged in supporting the collection of accurate post-impact
information in order to better understand the challenges faced, and
therefore inform its own and other regional response mechanisms.
CCRIF is hopeful that the rapid payment of funds under Anguilla's
policy will assist the Government and people of Anguilla in addressing
immediate needs as they begin contemplating the rebuilding process.
The Board and operational team at CCRIF wish the country a speedy
recovery from the impacts of Earl.
About CCRIF: CCRIF is a risk pooling facility, owned, operated
and registered in the Caribbean for Caribbean governments. It is
designed to limit the financial impact of catastrophic hurricanes and
earthquakes to Caribbean governments by quickly providing short
term liquidity when a policy is triggered. It is the world's first and, to
date, only regional fund utilising parametric insurance, giving
Caribbean governments the unique opportunity to purchase
earthquake and hurricane catastrophe coverage with lowest-possible
pricing. CCRIF represents a paradigm shift in the way governments
treat risk, with Caribbean governments leading the way in pre-disaster
planning. CCRIF was developed through funding from the Japanese
Government, and was capitalised through contributions to a multi-
donor Trust Fund by the Government of Canada, the European Union,
the World Bank, the governments of the UK and France, the Caribbean
Development Bank and the governments of Ireland and Bermuda, as
well as through membership fees paid by participating governments.
Sixteen governments are members of the fund: Anguilla, Antigua
& Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands,
Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St.
Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks and
Caicos Islands..
For more information, contact Simon Young at
syoung@caribrm.com / 202-465-4301 or CCRIF at pr@ccrif.org orvisit
the website at www.ccrif.org


designed to extend basic
telecommunications services to
the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The Eastern Caribbean
Telecommunications Authority
regulates the telecommunications
sector in the Member States of
Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and
Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent
and the Grenadines. It includes a
regional Directorate based in Saint
Lucia, which provides regulatory
guidance and advice to the
National Telecommunications
Regulatory Commissions (NTRCs)
in each of the five Member States.
The ECTEL Treaty was signed in
Grenada on May 04th 2000.


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Minister Harris

Endorses

Positive Actions

Of Youth
Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 28, 2010 (SKNIS):
Healthy lifestyles and the importance of protecting
the body from toxins and harmful influences were
highlighted in Molineux, on Saturday (August 28).
The Community Leaders Advancing Molineux
and Phillips' (CLAMP) transformed an open area, to
a safe play park, enclosing it with a picket fence, and
erecting monkey bars, swing set and benches.
The project was one outcome of the PANCAP/
CARICOM Youth Ambassador-administered Mini-
Grant Programme, which tackles issues associated
with HIV/AIDS. At an official launching ceremony,
CLAMP's President Elmar Martinez told residents
that he was proud to open the park where individuals
and families can go to relax, stay fit or have friendly
competition.
Mr. Martinez indicated that the benches and


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The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010 5


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The mission of the St. Kitts
Labour Party is to promote and
protect the best interests of the
poor and the powerless in this
country. The mission of the
People's Action Movement (PAM)
is to oppose the Labour Party
relentlessly in order to prevent it
from accomplishing its stated
mission.
The leaders of the People's
Action Movement spread nasty,
false and misleading rumours and
reports concerning the Labour
Party Government such as "the
government is not interested in the
welfare of poor people" and "the
government favours foreigners
over locals". Let us examine these
statements in order to see which
party is really interested in the
poor and in putting the interests
of locals above the interests of
foreigners.
I know that whenever people
start to talk about the
wrongdoings of the Simmonds
Administration certain members of
the CCM/PAM Coalition get very
upset. They do not want to hear
anything concerning what PAM
has done in the past. But a person
can only be judged on what that
person has done in the past and
not on what that person says that
he or she will do or not do in the
future.
During the period of the
Simmonds Administration two
Englishmen, William Adams and
Roger Morgan came to St. Kitts
interested in establishing a
company. The company, Nautical


trading (St. Kitts) Ltd., was set up
in St. Kitts by a lawyer who is a
leading PAMite. Dr. Simmonds, as
Minister of Finance, signed a Loan
Guarantee to the tune of
US$25,330,000.00 in respect of
Nautical Trading. It should be
pointed out that one of the two
Englishmen had a significant
criminal record and had served a
term in prison in the United
Kingdom.
Years later, when the Eastern
Caribbean Central Bank was
putting down its Headquarters
Building in St. Kitts, a foreign
building contractor got the job to
put down the building as our local
building contractors were unable,
singly or jointly, to post the
required Performance Bond.
That was a glorious
opportunity for the PAM
Government to assist our local
building contractors. PAM never
did assist our local building
contractors. Instead, PAM
assisted a company, Nautical
Trading (St. Kitts) Ltd., promoted
by two Englishmen, one of whom
had a significant criminal record.
The Labour Party Government
acquired the sugar estates lands
in 1975 and offered the estate
owners the sum of $12.0 million,
that is $2.0 million more than the
amount that the lands were valued
at, by the international expert from
the Commonwealth Fund for
Technical Cooperation (CFTC).


St. Kitts open for Business

following passage of

Hurricane Earl

** Island Sees Minimal Effect from Storm
and is Welcoming Guests **
Basseterre, St. Kitts (August 31, 2010) The St. Kitts Tourism
Authority is pleased to report that St. Kitts is welcoming guests as
normal, having sustained only minimal damage during the passage of
Hurricane Earl well to the north of the island on Monday morning,
August 30.
As St. Kitts was not directly hit by the storm, vacationing on the
island was only temporarily impacted while the storm itself was passing.
Visitors are now all reported to be safe and returning to normal vacation
experience activities. Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport and
the island's Port Zante cruise pier were reopened early Tuesday morning
and are conducting business as usual. Some power lines were down
during the storm, but power has since been restored to all areas of the
island. The storm brought the usual downed trees and road side debris,
all of which is being cleared. Beaches remain in good condition. There
has been no significant damage to hotels and all remain open for
business. One of St. Kitts' leading restaurants, Marshall's, experienced
both wind and water damage and is expected to be closed for repairs
temporarily. The owner told the Tourism Authority that he will take the
opportunity to make significant improvements to the venue for the
winter season.
"We are fortunate that Hurricane Earl passed us so far to the north,
as this was potentially a very dangerous storm" said Senator Ricky
Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport. Follo" I g a
thorough, island-wide assessment, I am pleased to report that all
visitors are safe, the island's tourism product remains well intact, and
clean-up efforts are nearly complete in affected areas. We are back to
business as usual on island."


The land owners were paid $22.0
million by the Simmonds
Administration after PAM formed
the government in 1980.
In short, the sugar estates land
owners were paid by PAM, $12.0
million more than the assessed
value of the lands and $10.0 million
more than was offered by the
Labour Government. The sugar
estates land owners received a free
gift of $10.0 million which could
have been used to build Low
Income Houses, or add new
departments and provide new
services to the general public at
the JNF General Hospital.
The $10.0 million free gift
granted to the sugar estates
owners could also have been spent
on improving the quality of
Education in the Primary and
Secondary schools in St. Kitts and
Nevis. Instead a huge financial gift
was made to a group of persons
who had already benefitted
tremendously from the abolition of
Personal Income Tax.
So far the present Labour Party
Government has built thousands
of Low Income Houses for
workers. During their term in office
the PAM Government Ministers
built comparatively few Low
Income Houses for the workers.
And the houses that were built
were sub-standard houses of poor
quality.
The PAM Government
Ministers ignored the needs of the
poor workers and took for
themselves and their friends and
family, some of the best pieces of
sugar estate lands on which to


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build their homes. Even Ministers, who had land already, whether on St.
Kitts or Nevis, were given more land. The poor landless worker got
naught, nothing.
During the 1960s and 1970s whenPAM was in opposition, the party
operated a NOTICE BOARD from The Circus indowntown Basseterre.
The NOTICE BOARD was affixed to one of the palm trees growing in
The Circus and was used to advertise and publicise all sorts of negative
things about our Labour Party Government and our country.
This was intended to drive away would-be investors from our shores,
prevent the diversification of the economy and establish a pool of cheap
labour for the Sugar Industry. The idea was to keep poor people poor,
and no party that was genuinely interested in the welfare of the poor
would engage in such political tactics.
We notice that nowadays the PAMites are rushing around bawling
that they love the poor. We have also noticed that when PAM is in
power the PAMites do not rush around making a big song and dance
about their love for the poor.
Of course when PAM is in power the PAMites mutter out of one
corner of their mouth that they love the poor. They do not make a big
song and dance over the matter then. That is left for when the Party is in
opposition. When PAM is in power, PAM looks after the interests of the
middle class and the upper class. WhenPAM is in opposition, that is the
time that PAM shouts that the Party loves the poor. It is a magnificent
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6

REMARKS ON THE OCCASION OF

THE GRADUATION CEREMONY

FOR THE RSS BASIC COURSE

Presented by

Hon. Sam Condor

Deputy Prime Minister

Minister of National Security

August 27, 2010

Camp Springfield

Salutation:
It is at once a pleasurable and sobering duty that I today undertake,
as I participate in this Graduation Ceremony. It is a ceremony that marks
the successful completion of the "RSS Basic Course #2" by some of our
Police Officers.
This course as I understand it, serves as a foundation for higher-
level training under the ambit of the Regional Security System (RSS) and
indeed for any higher -level training. And so graduants should now be
better equipped with the Basic knowledge and skills, to ably discharge
their duties.
I wish therefore to congratulate and commend all of you for the hard
work and determination that has enabled you to complete the training
successfully; and to record thanks and appreciation, to the highly
motivated RSS team led by Superintendent Terrance Noel, for ajob well
done.
For without a doubt, efficient and effective policing, resulting in
peace and security, is one of the most important constituents of good
governance; and good governance is key for sustained economic
development.
I believe that it is fair to say that this concept is one factor that
underpinned the formation of the Regional Security System in 1982; the
understanding then, being that we will not be able as a region, to sustain
hard-earned gains in security and governance, without competent
coalition forces.
Today, the Caribbean has to be on guard against criminals who are
increasing in sophistication and who, if left to their own designs, would
undermine the socio-economic fabric of our Region. Those in organized
crime, involving narcotics trafficking and gunrunning; or the youth,
caught up in the debilitating and destructive gang-violence, care not for
the peace and progress of our Caribbean countries, nor for the health
and protection of our people.
As such, they are a serious threat to the well being of our societies;
particularly, as they represent components of the International and
complex nature of crime today.
And so it is incumbent on all of us, who have taken upon ourselves,
this awesome responsibility of National and Regional Security, to take a
quantum leap in the quality of policing, that we provide to our citizens.
And we can only do this, if we are prepared for a paradigm shift in our
mind-set and our methodology; For we simply cannot do business in
the same old way.
The truth is, we are living in a period of history, where the society is
changing so fast, that we often begin to see the present, only when it is
almost disappearing. It is said that in time of drastic changes, (such as
we have now, in crime patterns), it is the "learners" who inherit the
future.
The so called" learned" (those who believe that there is nothing new
for them to learn) usually find themselves equipped to live in a world
that no longer exists.
And so, it is the continuous in-service training, such as the one just
completed, that helps us to introspect and to develop a vision for the
future. True, our police and security forces in general, have done a
tremendous job invery trying and challenging circumstances; and against
very difficult odds.
Yet, we must ever be striving to create an impeccable system; making
every effort to have our officers at the cutting edge; as professionally
skilled as we need to be; and responsive to the common man.
I want to use this opportunity to urge all members of the Police/
Security Forces as a whole, to embrace the culture of constant learning,
in order to extend the frontiers of knowledge, in the professional,
technological and intellectual fields.
Again I say that the maintenance of law and order is a crucial
prerequisite to the creation of an environment that is conducive to social
and economic development. The performance of your duties, as
guardians of law and order therefore, will impact directly on our success,
or lack thereof as a Nation, in achieving the developmental goals we set
for our country.


The Labour Spokesman


Since the fundamental aim of
Government is to build a society
where its people could enjoy a
dignified, improving quality of life
and freedom, you must see violent
crime and the proliferation of
firearms in our society as directly
opposed to achieving this goal.
I challenge you therefore to
put St. Kitts- Nevis and indeed our
Region, ahead of all other
interests, by performing your
duties selflessly and with diligence
and integrity. The deviant
activities by the minority amongst
us, should not be allowed; must
not be tolerated!
Ladies and gentlemen, the
reality is that crime and security
are multi-faceted and must be
tackled with a multiplicity of
approaches. It is important to fight:
S Against the demand and
supply sides of drug trafficking.
S To address social
challenges at the community
levels.
S To raise awareness on
relevant issues.
To address various causes
of youth crime and violence.
S And to ensure that
opportunities for empowerment
are relevant and readily available.
Apart from acting as
impediments to social and
economic investments and
community vitality, crime and
violence also have implication for
cross-border illegal activities,
communications, and criminal
networking.
We must appreciate then, that
legislative- frameworks must
strongly support the cause that we
fight; and that Regional and
International commitment,
financial resources and Multi-
National agreements, must work
together seamlessly, in support of
operations on the ground.
The RSS exists because of the


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010


recognition that the security
problems, confronting the
Caribbean, are much larger than the
resources and efforts of any single
country; it exists also because of
an appreciation of the fact that the
strength of a Regional approach
provides a more effective network,
in terms of strategies and
resources comparable to Regional
and International criminal
activities.
The relevance of this entity
becomes clearer, when one reads
the 2007 report issued from the
United Nations Office, on Drugs
and Crime (UNODC).
The report indicates that crime
and violence in the Caribbean are
undermining growth, stunting
social development and harming
human welfare.
The Regional Security System,
together with the recently
launched Caribbean Basin Security
Initiative, is expected to play major
roles in the fight against such
criminal threats to our National
and Regional Security, which
manifest themselves in a variety
of forms.
And it bears a reminder, that
the term security, in the context of
current circumstances, has broad
definition; to include matters
related to economic and
environmental well-being, the
protection of human rights, and the
effects of instability on
development. Your preparedness
for such a broad context- task is
vital therefore, to the long-term
success of Regional Security.
Again on behalf of the
Government and People of our
Federation, I wish to thank the
members of the training team most
sincerely, for coming and
imparting, and to thank officers for
their willing participation.
We look forward to the arrival
of your counterparts who would


be conducting the Basic Course 1
shortly.
Members should be
particularly proud to serve in the
RSS, an institution that has a
proven track record, having been
called into service on several
occasions.
Your effectiveness in dealing
with the after effects of hurricanes,
Coup d'6tats, prison disturbances
and other crisis situations,
including the assistance being
currently provided to Haiti, in the
aftermath of the 2010 earthquake,
are commendable and make us
proud as regional members.
I have perhaps been a little
long; but I thought it opportune
and meaningful, to highlight the
most critical role of the RSS, and
to give thanks and appreciation for
the men and women who sacrifice
so much for our safety and well-
being. Allow me also to express
gratitude to our Caribbean
Governments and our
International partners, who have
so far, provided millions of dollars
in support of this entity...RSS.
In the final analysis, crime does
not simply disappear; nor does
peace create itself. We must, all of
us, citizens and residents,
undertake concerted and united
actions, to ensure that our society
changes for the better; and that
peace and freedom are
advanced- not undermined.
Strategically, we must battle
against crime, as we wage a war
on poverty and want. But we must
be determined not to allow a few
amongst us to stagnate growth or
to curtail our peace and freedom.
I pray that the Lord, our God,
would help us serve with authentic
love. That he would cleanse away
all self-centeredness and make us
wholly committed to all
honourable service.

Again, heartiest
congratulations to all
God bless us all
God bless our Land.




S190

To Magistrate, District A
To the Superintendent of Police
I Dun Rong Zhang (Wei
Xin Zhang) now residing in
West Independence Square
Street in the town of
Basseterre do hereby give you
notice that it is my intention to
apply in 1st day of October,
2010 to the District
Magistrate at Basseterre for a
Retail Liquor Licence in
respect of my premises in
West Independence Street,
Basseterre.

Dated this 25th day of August,
2010

Signed by: Dun Rong Zhang




The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010 7


Address by the Hon. Nigel Carty

on the Performance of Students in our

schools and colleges on the

June 2010 Regional Examinations

set by the Caribbean Examinations


Every year around this time, the
Ministry of Education reports to
the nation on the performance of
students on the Caribbean
Advanced Proficiency
Examination (CAPE),
the Caribbean Secondary
Education Certificate (CSEC) and
the Caribbean Certificate of
Secondary Level Competence
(CCSLC). At this time, we have not
yet received the CCSLC results,
hence, an update on these results
will be included in a subsequent
broadcast.
The Caribbean Advanced
Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
CAPE is taken by students in
the Division of Arts, Sciences and
General Studies at the Clarence
Fitzroy Bryant College, and at the
Sixth Form of the Charlestown
Secondary School. Students take
CAPE at Unit 1 and Unit 2 in
selected subject areas. Most Unit
1 courses are taken by Year One
students while Unit 2 courses are
taken at Year Two.

Clarence Fitzroy Bryant
College
At the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant
College, 456 students registered
for the CAPE examinations
comparedto 313 in 2008 and 372 in
2009. This is a good development
as it shows that an increasing
number of our secondary school
leavers are taking the opportunity
to pursue post-secondary
education at our national college,
with the obvious aspiration of
some day moving on to university.
There were 1417 registered
subject entries, of which 183
returned Absent or Ungraded


S 6'


To Magistrate, District A
To The Superintendent of Police
I, Austin Buchanan
(Esperanza Snackette) now
residing in #3 Camps
Commercial Development in
the town of Basseterre do
hereby give you notice that it is
my intention to apply in 1st day
of October, 2010 to the
District Magistrate at
Basseterre for a Retail Liquor
Licence in respect of my
premises in #3 Camps
Commercial Dev. Basseterre.
Dated this 20th day of
August, 2010
Signed: Austin Buchanan


results. The majority of these were
forUnit 1 courses: Communication
Studies, Economics, Caribbean
Studies, Information Technology
and Sociology. This high number
of absences or ungraded results
(probably suggesting that Internal
assessments or course work were
not done) is unacceptable and is a
waste of resources.
Of the 1417 registered subject
entries, 1234 returned results with
991 passes. This is an overall pass
rate so far of 80.30%. However, an
official query has been made to
CXC with respect to the results for
Literature in English 1 for which
no results have been received. The
80.30 pass rate, although
reasonably satisfactory, is down
from 2009 when an 82.38% pass
rate was obtained. We await the
result of the query in order to
compute the final pass rate.
Fairly high pass rates of over
80% were returned for: Accounting
1, Art & Design 1 & 2, Biology 2,
Caribbean Studies, Chemistry
1&2, Communication Studies,
Computer Science 1&2,
Environmental Science 1&2,
French 1 & 2, Geography 2,
Information Technology 2, Law 2,
Literatures in English 2,
Management of Business 2, Pure
Mathematics 2, Physics 2,
Sociology 1 and Spanish 1. Twelve
of these subjects had 100%
passes.
I wish to commend all the
Lecturers for their hard work.
Special mention must be made of
subjects such as Economics,
Management of Business and
Sociology inwhichthere is always
a high enrollment sometimes over
100 students, which are able to
return pass rates of over 75%.
Success in Law Unit 1 was
borderline with pass rate of 52.8%.
Pure Mathematics 1, Information
Technology 1 and Applied
Mathematics, by their less than
satisfactory pass rates, are being
highlighted here as areas of
weakness that MUST be worked
on for improvement.

Charlestown Secondary
School Sixth Form
At the Charlestown Secondary
School Sixth Form, total of 143
candidates were registered for 573
subject entries. The number of
candidates showed the increasing
trend as mentioned earlier for the
CFBC with 107 in 2008, and 138 in
2009. The average pass rate stands
at 82.8 % compared with 86.1 % in
2009. There were 43 absent or
ungraded results. A query has


been launched into the results for
Information Technology Unit 1
which accounts for 26 of the
returned Absences from CXC. My
assessment is that there seems to
be an issue with Internal
Assessment or course work which
needs urgently to be rectified.
The majority of the subjects
returned pass rates of over 80%,
with ten subject areas attaining
100% passes.
However, Pure Mathematics 1,


((cont'd on page 8)


Education Minister Senator Hon. /. Carty


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I NEWS I


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010


Address by the Hon. Nigel

Carty on the Performance of

Students in our schools and

colleges on the June 2010

Regional Examinations

set by the Caribbean

Examinations

(cont'd from page 7)

Communication Studies 1, Physics 2, Geography 1 and Management
of Business 1 achieved pass rates below or at 50%.
I wish to congratulate the students and lecturers at the Sixth Form of
the Charlestown Secondary School for their success and good work. I
commend the parents of the students for their support, and I encourage
all parents to continue to provide the kind of home environment to
enable our youth to continue to develop their full potential.
We await the ranking from CXC of the three or four top performers
over the two years 2008-2010 to enable us to determine the State Scholar
for2010.

Performance of Students on the Caribbean Secondary
Level Certificate (CSEC)
CSEC or CXC O'Level is usually taken at the General and Technical
Proficiency Levels by students in Form 5 of our secondary schools.
Recently, there has been a trend that has created some uncertainty
for how the Ministry determines the overall performance of school leavers
- that is, students leaving Form Five. Increasingly, schools are entering
some of their top students at Forms Four and even Three in selected
subjects. This has its advantages and disadvantages.
One advantage is that it reduces the number of subjects that a student
has to take in any one year. It is felt by some parents, and by other
stakeholders, that when students have to prepare for ten or eleven
subjects in one year, there is little time left for involvement in useful
extra-curricular activities. Hence, it is hoped that those students who
take exams in Forms Three and Four, and subsequently carry a reduced
load in Form Five, would take the opportunity to become involved in
school clubs, sport and community groups.
One disadvantage is that some of our top students rule themselves
out from receiving any national or regional award since these awards are
given to students passing the most subjects in one examination period.
The total number of candidates across all our schools sitting the
2010 June CSEC Examinations was 745, an increase of 10% over 2009.
There were 4188 subject entries, of which 3499 returned passing grades
for a national average pass rate of 82.11%, compared to, 79.84% in 2009
and an average of 76.8 over the past 4 years.
This year's pass rate is the highest ever national pass rate.
The Ministry is quite pleased to see that English Language or English
A has continued to improve, with a national pass rate this year of 79.2%,
and Mathematics, although still nowhere near satisfactory in our view,
has returned a national pass rate of 51%, which is above the regional
average.
The Cayon High School entered the largest number of candidates -
123. High Schools entered an average of 115% of their form 5 enrolment
for the 2010 CSEC exams. Some schools have been doing a good job at
giving borderline students a greater opportunity to sit the CSEC exams
and leave High School with a CXC certificate. This is to be encouraged.
For this and other reasons, the Ministry has taken a decision not to
include individual schools average pass rates in this broadcast. The
message is, quality is important but there is also great merit in getting
more students to write the CSEC exams. On this note, we commend the
Cayon High School for its efforts to afford more students an opportunity.
The Washington Archibald High School registered the second
highest number of candidates and the highest number of subject entries.
The highest number of Grade 1 passes, 172, was returned by that same
school.
At the Basseterre High School, 100 students offered themselves in
28 subject areas. I am pleased to report that all subjects returned pass
rates of over 50%, with 17 subjects returning 100% passes.
The Cayon High School entered 123 students in 25 subject. Most
subjects turned out fairly satisfactory performance, with four of them
obtaining 100% passes. However, the following seven subjects returned
passes of less than 40%: Spanish, Physics, Mathematics, Geography,
Caribbean History and Visual Arts. The results for Visual Arts were
particularly unsatisfactory because there were no passes whatsoever.
The Principal and management team of the CHS are therefore required to


take note and to quickly get to the bottom of the causative factors. 2011 must be better, with all the relevant
support from the Ministry.
At the Charlestown Secondary School, there were 112 candidates in 26 subject areas. All subjects returned
a pass rate of over 50%, with eight subjects obtaining a 100% pass rate.
The St. Theresas Convent School entered 49 students in 16 subject areas.
Performance was generally good except in Chemistry and Geography. Six subjects returned 100% passes.
Ninety (90) candidates at the Gingerland High School offered themselves for the CSEC exams in 27
subject areas. With the exception of Mathematics, all other subject obtained fairly satisfactory pass rates,
including 10 subjects with 100% passes.
At the Sandy Point High School, 85 students sat exams in 26 subjects. All subjects returned passes of over
50%, of which 14 attained a pass rate of 100%. I wish to highly commend the SPHS for returning a pass rate of
70.3% in Mathematics. This is very good indeed.
There were 62 students taking the CSEC exams in 23 subject areas at the Verchilds High School. Ten
subjects returned 100% passes. Performance in Visual Arts and Mathematics were unsatisfactory, especially
Visual Arts which returned 0 passes. This is the second school where this has happened. Clearly, the teaching/
learning of Visual Arts in our secondary schools requires some attention.
The Washington Archibald High School entered 115 students in 29 subject areas. All of the subjects
performed fairly satisfactorily. Eleven subjects obtained 100% passes.
At the Lyn Jeffers School in Nevis, 9 students were entered in 12 subject areas.
Performance in Economics and Geography were unsatisfactory. All other subject areas returned fairly
satisfactory pass rates.


2010 Most Outstanding Candidates
School Candidate
Basseterre High Tishanna Hazel
Cayon High Anthea Burroughs
Charlestown Secondary Jeson Leblanc
Convent High Shanice Liburd
Gingerland Secondary Umesia Pemberton
Sandy Point High Lavida Williams
Verchilds High Chloe Doras
Washington Archibald Shenel Crooke


- St.Kitts and Nevis High Schools
No. Subjects Passed No. Grade 1 Passes
11 10
10 07


On behalf of the Ministry of Education, I congratulate all the outstanding students. We await CXC's
ranking of the top ten students in St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as the recipient of the National CXC-US Embassy
Award.
Additional names for 2010 CSEC outstanding candidates
At this point I wish to mention outstanding students in two small private schools that entered a few
students for CSEC:
Lvn Jeffers Secondary (Nevis)
Rachel Yearwood 7 subjects 4 Grade 1 passes
St. Christopher's Preparatorv School
Janelle Mills 5 subjects 5 Grade 1 passes

A Concern over SELF Payment of Examination Fees and Absences / Ungraded
Results Returned on Examinations
Before I close, I am obliged to express a concern of the Ministry of Education with respect to the payment
of examination fees under the SELF programme, for students (and even some parents) who seem not to
appreciate the high cost that Government has to meet to pay the examinations fees.
There are too many instances of students registering for examinations and, either absenting themselves
from writing the exams, or, having registered, refusing to complete SBAs and other course assignments.
Earlier I noted for the CAPE results at CFBC, 183 cases of Absent or Ungraded subjects entries.
For the CSEC 2010 results, there were 115 ungraded entries. That is, in 115 subject entries, students did not
submit their SBAs and were therefore ungraded.
The statistics for the examinations also show that a total of 180 entries registered Absent from the exam.
Obviously, money from the SELF programme has been wasted, and this cannot continue indefinitely.
The Ministry of Education, alongside the Ministry of Social Development, will shortly be reviewing the
SELF Programme and will be making a recommendation to Cabinet concerning the payment of examination
fees under SELF. Our teachers in particular have argued that urgent reform is necessary to stop the abuse of
textbooks and exam.
Conclusion
In conclusion, overall, we have had a successful year at CAPE and at CSEC.
At both levels, more students have sat exams and we have managed to obtain the best results yet.
The Ministry continues to explore ways to increase the percentage of cohorts completing school up to
Form 5. Achieving higher pass rates in Mathematics, in particular, is critical to our nation's development, and
my Ministry will work towards developing and implementing an improved curriculum with powerful teaching
guides that go to the root of the methodology of teaching the subject, while further improving teachers'
understanding of the content.
As we look forward for another successful year, let us pray for the strengthening of the resolve and
commitment of all of our teachers and administrators, and for the continued and even improved support from
our parents and the wider community.
May God bless us all!



DENGUE ADVISORY
The Ministries of Health in St. Kitts and Nevis are monitoring the Dengue
Fever situation in the region. There is no outbreak in the Federation at this
time. In view of the excessive rainfall, prevention and control measures must
be given the highest priority.


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010


State-of- the-fund report, January
- n e l f 010 transitioning from an agro-based economy to a service based one?
June 201 Perhaps, but I will leave such conjecture for students who are in pursuit


By Elvin Bailev


Presented below in the form of
table is the good news that things
are still happening in the
Federation. Despite the fact that
138 businesses ceased operations,
160 started or restarted, giving a
net gain for business registration
during the period. Furthermore,
note that 681 persons registered
with us for the first time, 131 of
them as self employed. Could this
data be reflecting the changing
nature of the economy,


of academic excellence.
The new and existing workers entrusted EC$34.4Million with us;
EC$0.54million of that was from self employed. Thanks. This is indeed
very welcome relief to our Inspectorate in particular who are charged
with such collections. We know that some employers have not always
told us the truth, nor the whole truth, so as late as last week we were in
the magistrate's Court with a few people. That is unfortunate, but the
fortunate part is that the numbers of delinquents is falling; with a few
die-hard repeat offenders.
Collect and pay. That is what we do. As at June 30th, there were
2,284 pensioners of all types on our long term benefit list. Of this number,
195 became pensioners for the first time 82 Age pensioners, 37
invalidity/assistance pensioners and 66 survivor pensioners. We were
keptbusy, settling 6,300 claims. That is over 50 claims each day! Payments
made amounted to EC$20.5 Million for the first half of 2010.


PM Douglas congratulates

Trinidad and Tobago

counterpart
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, AUGUST 31ST 2010 (CUOPM) St. Kitts
and Nevis has joined Caribbean and World Leaders in wishing the
Government and citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the
occasion of their Forty-Eighth Anniversary of Independence.
"As you celebrate this landmark occasion in the history of your
country, let me take this opportunity to recognize Trinidad and Tobago's
well established ties with the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis," Prime
Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said in congratulatory message to
his Trinidad and Tobago counterpart, the Hon. Kamla Persad- Bissesar.
Dr. Douglas told the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister that St.
Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago over the years "have enjoyed
mutually beneficial relations based on collaboration and respect on the
regional and international stage, and it is my ardent wish that this bond
will be further cemented."
"In celebrating with the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, let me also
express my best wishes for your wellbeing and prosperity and that of
your citizens as you truly aspire and achieve, together," Prime Minister


The table does not show it, but
through prudent management of
the funds entrusted to us, we
earned EC$34.2Million for you.
You may recall that funds are
invested in the local banks, loaned
to government and to lending
institutions such as the
Development Bank, FND, NHC,
NHLDC, etc ;in shares in local and
regional companies, and on the
stock market. Housing
construction on our flagship
project, Beacon Heights
Development, is expected to begin
soon; and our new building with
rental space will be on the market
early next year.
The further good news is that
this performance compares very
favourably with last year's
performance in that despite lower
registration of Insured persons,


In Onew

In Tu4ne4 witA.


Trinidad and Tobago 's Prime
Minister Hon. Hon. Kamla
Persad- Bissesar
Douglas said in his message.


and despite lesser business
activity, collections increased by
3.4".. o\ C rthe same period in 2009
($34.4Mvs $33.21M). Meanwhile,
benefit payments amounted to 60
cents per contribution dollar, and
30 cents of total income (when we
include interest).
This situation is entirely
consistent with expectations
based on studies of our
performance over the years, based
on projections (actuarial and
otherwise) and based on the
experience of other Funds of a
similar nature.
Our mission continues to be to
provide the best possible benefits
to all eligible persons, guaranteed
by sound financial management
and efficient administration.
Indications are that we have kept
our promise!


St. Christopher and Nevis
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Public Notice

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submission from ECTEL containing ECTEL's Consultative Document for a
proposed review of the ECTEL Regional Radio Spectrum Plan.
The Initial comments period will run from the 17th August to the 10th
September 2010.
The Comments on comments period run from the 14th September to the 28th
September 2010.
Following the comment on comments period, ECTEL will finalize and submit a
draft review of the Regional Radio Spectrum Plan to the ECTEL Council of
Ministers for adoption.
All responses to this Consultative Document should be written and sent by
post, fax or email to:-
The Managing Director
ECTEL
P.O. Box 1886
Vide Boutielle
Castries
St.Lucia
Tel: 1-758-458-1701
Fax: 1-758-458-1698
Email: consultation()ectel.int


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LIFELINES

"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 ".


Child Development -

The Importance of

Attachment
Understanding attachment is a necessary step towards understanding
the normal stages of child development. Attachment refers to the deep
emotional bond established between a child and his/her primary caretaker,
such as a mother, father, or grandparent. It is instinctual we are all born
with the instinct to attach to a protective and loving person who will
take care of us guide, and support us. Attachment is an important process,
as children's physical, emotional, and psychological development
depends on attachments formed to parents or adult caregivers. While
the supply of food, clothing, and shelter is important, it is not enough to
promote normal development. Loving care and attention are also needed
if children are to grow into adults capable of forming healthy relationships
with others. Attachment is the basis for this process, by influencing a
child's understanding of himself, the world and the people in it.

Secure Attachment
Children form strong and healthy attachments by getting their needs
met on a continuous basis. For example, a mother who responds to her
child's cries of hunger by picking him up and feeding him, is responding
to her child's needs. This helps the child feel relaxed and comfortable
until another need is felt (e.g the need for a diaper change). When needs
are met, children develop a sense of satisfaction, trust and a sense of
attachment to the parent/caregiver. In time, the child also begins to view
the world as a 'safe' place in which his needs will be met if he
communicates them, since others are 'trustworthy' and will take care of
him.
This healthy attachment helps the child to thrive physically,
emotionally, socially and psychologically. A responsive caregiver means
that the child's basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter are taken care


of. Additionally, when the child is
provided with a caring adult who
is consistently present and
available, responsive to his needs,
and is supportive of his growth
and development, a 'secure base'
is formed. The security (of the
responsive caregiver) allows the
child to focus on learning and
growing because he is aware that
the caregiver will take care of him,
guide him and keep him safe.
One example of the impact of
healthy attachment on children's
development is the experience of
HIV-positive babies placed in
foster homes. When the stigma of
HIV/AIDS was prevalent in the
early to mid 80's, infants who were
born HIV-positive were often left
inthe hospital to die. This rejection
in itself impeded the infants'
growth. When these infants were
placed in foster care, however,
they were provided with a
nurturing environment, which
facilitated attachment to their
caregivers. Thus, these children
developed a sense of trust and
attachment to the persons meeting
their physical, emotional, and
social needs. They began to thrive
developmentally and their
prognosis was more promising.

Insecure attachments
Insecure attachments often
form when children are neglected
or abused by their caregivers; for
example, when a toddler is left at
home alone for hours without
someone to feed, change, or
comfort him. Chronic experiences
like this result in fear and
insecurity, which then undermine


the child's ability to form a secure attachment with others. A child who
is sexually abused by a parent may be unable to trust adults to care for
him or keep him safe. He may also be afraid to attach to other caregivers
or others adults because past attachments resulted in maltreatment. This
child may have developmental delays and problems in school as he
struggles through the effects of the abuse.
For abused children, an unpredictable, 'insecure' base is formed.
These children may not be confident that their needs (e.g for food,
comfort, or care) will be met on a consistent basis, and may have come to
view the world as an unsafe place, filled with unreliable people. They
then devote their attention and energy to survival and safety (e.g finding
something to eat, or making sure that they don't get beaten) instead of
branching out to learn and develop new skills. With damaged self-
esteem, these children may be afraid to take risks or try new tasks; both
of which are very important tasks of development.
Even though a child is abused or neglected, however, he may still be
able to form attachments with his caregiver/parents. The child may blame
himself instead of thinking that the parent is at fault. Additionally, even
though the relationship is painful, it is also familiar and it is what the
child knows. To the child, abusive attention may be better than no
attention; and even though the parent is abusive, there may be nurturing
or loving moments, and it is at these times that the positive feelings and
attachments are reinforced.

The Continuum ofAttachment
Less Secure Attachment -- More Secure Attachment
4- Disoganized Ambivalent Anxious Healthy Attacihment
Unattaclhed
In looking at children's attachment history, it is helpful to look at a
continuum that goes from less secure to more secure attachment. Having
unattached children is rare because most children will have formed an
attachment along the way, even if the attachment is fragile. Insecure
attachment in some children leads to disorganized behavior. These
children do not know how to get their needs met and act out of control
because they do not know how to regulate their emotions. Ambivalent
children have learned at an early age that it is best to hide their needs
and feelings by detachment and avoidant behaviors. They may have
been punished for expressing their needs. In contrast, anxious children
exhibit clingy and needy behavior. These children have experienced
some attachment but are preoccupied with not being left alone and making
sure that their needs are met. Children who have developed a healthy
attachment are the most secure.

How does attachment affect us as adults?
Healthy attachment develops a child's identity and self-worth, as
well as his sense of security in negotiating life's challenges. It also
helps build trust, empathy, conscience, and compassion for others, all of
which form the basis for developing healthy relationships in adult life.
There is a link between childhood attachment patterns and adult
attachment styles and relationships. Insecurely attached children tend
to have greater psychological problems and may have issues in their
adult relationships such as insecurity, emotional and physical distance,
and aggression. As adults, securely attached children tend to have
higher self-esteem and greater success in their relationships, as well as
higher scores in the areas of trust, intimacy, independence, coping skills,
and compassion for others.
Submitted by,
Debra Matthew
Reference:
PRIDE (Parent Resource for Information, Development, and
Education), Child Welfare League of America



St. Kitts-Nevis Table Tennis

Association says Thanks
Following the successful hosting of an ITTF Level 1 Coaching Course
and Junior Summer Camp schedule from 3rd 14th August, 2010 the
SKNTTA would like to thank the following Establishments who have
made it possible.
The Ministry of Sports, Minister Glenn Phillip, Department of
Sports, C & C Supermarket, B's Enterprises, Fraites Bakery, Rams
Group of Companies, Avis Car Rentals, S. L. Horsford & Company
Ltd., Richardson Enterprises, Carib Brewery (St. Kitts Nevis) Ltd.,
Manhattan Gardens, Vallie Rentals, TheAnglican Church,American
Bakery, Joseph N. France Hospital, The Marriott Hotel, Deep South
International, Ocean Cold Storage, St. Kitts Bottling Company Ltd., 0.
D. Brisbane & Sons Ltd., Food Center, Best Buy & Chicken Trucking
Services.


The St. Christopher and Nevis
National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission


Public Notice


The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) is in receipt
of a submission from ECTEL containing ECTEL's Draft Amateur Radio
Regulations for its Member State.

The Initial comments period will rum from 16th August to 20th September 2010.

The Comment on Comments period will run from 9th September to 14th
October 2010.

Following the Reply Comments period, ECTEL's Directorate will revise and
submit the draft Amateur Radio Regulations to the Council of Ministers for its
recommendation for adoption in the ECTEL Member States.

All Responses to this Consultation Document should be written and sent by
post fax or e-mail to:-

Managing Director
ECTEL
P.O. Box 1886
Vide Boutielle
Castries
St. Lucia

Fax: 1-758-458-1698
Email: consultationaectel.int


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010 J 13


V1wW11 POINT

BY
V. E. INNISS


Thea i7ovrtan-e of




Admittedly this topic is inexhaustible. Furthermore I do not
claim to be competent or capable to deal with most, let alone, all
of its ramifications. There are however a few questions which
the ordinary man, woman or child, including myself often have to
grapple with from time to time. Such questions include (1) Does
prayer really make a difference? (2) What is prayer? (3) How do
we pray? (4) Why should we pray if God knows everything
already? (5) Does God really answer prayer?: (6) Are some
prayers insignificant?
One of the important lessons I've learned throughout the years
as an individual and Christian is that prayer involves relationships
- not rules.
We live in a world that is very formula oriented. This mentally
is due, in large part, to science. Our society is very mechanized
and logical. We have learned that if we push A, B and C, we will
get D. That is the view advanced by scientists who teach us that
everything has logical explanation, which is found by using reason
and by following the rules of science.
In the ecclesiastical arena, we are often guilty of this type of
thinking when it comes to our spiritual lives as well. Christians
sometimes become wrapped up in formulas (especially in this
televangelism age) in matters which include: "being filled with the
spirit," "adoration of God", "confession of sin". Etc. The answer
seems to make it abundantly clear that the Christian life is not
based on rules and regulations, but upon vertical and horizontal
relationships.
General Director of Back to the Bible Reverend Warren W.
Wiersbe contends in his booklet titled Famous Unanswered Prayers
is of the view that Prayer involves relationships, not rules. It
involves giving, not getting. It involves taking orders, not giving
orders. When we have learned these important lessons, we will
then begin to experience the joy and blessings of answered prayer.
After all, prayer is the soul's sincere desire, uttered or unexpressed.
The motion of a hidden fire, that trembles in the breast.

MODEL PRAYER
In the eleventh Chapter of Luke's Gospel, the opening verse
contains these words: "... one of our Lord's disciples said unto
Him, Lord, teach us to pray ..." we could reverently call it Model
Prayer 10/ if only to give it context.
The instructions are (1) Pray with humility "Our Father"
(as a helpless son to an able parent); (2) Pray with reverence
"Hallowed be thy name"; (3) Pray with submission "Thy will be
done"; (4) Pray with dependence and trust". Give us this day our
daily bread"; (5) Pray with penitence "Forgive us our debt as we
forgive our debtors"; (6) Pray with holy aspiration "Lead us not
into temptation, but deliver us from evil".
Prayer, therefore, is not simply trying to find an answer or
asking for help to overcome this or that. Prayer is mainly creating
an open, empty space where God can come in and be our friend.
Jesus said "You are my friends if you do what I command" (John
15:14).
We are trying to enter into an intimate friendship with God so
that we will have a greater and greater sense of what pleases
Him. And that's what we work on when we pray: we look for a
life of intimacy with God, not for specific answers. As we come
into this intimacy, the other things begin to fall in place.
From Luke 11, we learn several significant lessons about prayer
(1) Prayer is based on a friendly relationship with God (2) It is to
be intercession for others; (3) Prayer must be definite and specific;
(4) It is done with earnest desperation; (5) Prayer is always
importunate; (6) It is gloriously rewarded.


NO MOCKERY IN
PRAYER
From the passage Jesus
proceeded to exhort men to ask,
seek and knock with unfaltering
faith and determination. In this
connection Jesus posed three
somewhat strange questions -
(1) If a son ask for bread of a
father will he give him a stone?
(2) If he ask for a fish, will he
for a fish give him a serpent?
(3) If he shall ask for an egg,
will he offer a scorpion instead?
What is the significance?
The people to whom Jesus
was speaking were familiar
with both the shape and texture
of loaves of bread made of
whole wheat or barley baked
beside an open fire in a brick
oven.
If one of these loaves were
placed amid stones of similar
size, a person would probably
be unable to tell at a glance
which was bread and which
was stone. Jesus' question thus
was "Would a father mock his
hungry son by offering him one
of the stones which have an
appearance much like that of a
loaf of bread?
His meaning was "Neither
will God deceive (you) His
praying children by giving them
something that looks like an
answer to their prayers which
is in reality a cruel, mocking
stone?
The comparison between fish
and serpent is similar. There are


certain types of slender, edible fish
which closely resemble a deadly
water serpent. An innocent child
might not know the difference and
could suffer unfortunate
consequence. Get the picture?
God will never deceive his
children by thrusting into their
hands a serpent to beguile them
when they ask for wholesome
food. In the North East those days
a curled up "white scorpion in its
relaxed state could be mistaken for
an egg. God will never mock nor
deceive us; hence He answers yes,
no, or wait awhile in response to
His children's prayer requests.
The lesson Jesus here teaches


inLuke 11:11-12 is that Godknows
best and has our interests at heart.
In fact the chapter opens with the
words, "Lord, teach us to pray".
Prayer is still the soul's sincere
desire uttered or unexpressed. The
motion of a hidden fire that
trembles in the breast; It is still true
that if we ask, seek and knock, God
will do the right thing as He always
does. Each of us needs prayer. Our
nation and the world need prayer.
Let us pray without ceasing for
prayer changes things. Each of us
needs prayers. Our nation and the
world need prayer. Let us pray
without ceasing for prayer
changes things.


The St. Christopher and Nevis
National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission


Public Notice

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission is in receipt of a
submission from ECTEL containing ECTEL's Draft Retail Tariff Regulations.

A copy of the Draft Retail Tariff Regulations is attached to this Consultative
Document.

The initial comments period will run from 5th August to 6th September 2010.

The Comment on Comments period will run from 9th September to 30th
September 2010.

Following the Reply Comments period, ECTEI's Directorate will revise and
submit the draft Retail Tariff Regulations to the Council of Ministers for its
recommendation for adoption in the ECTEL Member States.

All responses to this Consultative Document should be written and sent by
post, fax or e-mail to:-


Managing Director
ECTEL
P.O. Box 1886
Vide Boutielle
Castries
St. Lucia
Fax: 1-758-458-1698
Email: consultation(,ectel.int


One of God's Gifts was

COR9C Sr. CaiR a

IN LOVING MEMORY OFA BELOVED
Husband, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle
Who departed this life on 3rd September, 2000






/p4k


Our memories of him will always be cherished and
his legacy continues on
To God be the Glory Great Things He hath done.
Sadly missed by his Wife Heneritta Bass
and family.




14 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010


Private sector role


critical to economic

development
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 2ND 2010 (CUOPM)- The
role of the private sector should play in economic development should
not be overestimated.
Addressing scores of participants at the 13th Annual National
Consultation on the Economy, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said a critically important
role is played by micro, small and medium enterprises which account for
much of the employment, the building of local productive capacity and
fostering of entrepreneurship.
"To illustrate the increasing significance of the private small and
medium enterprises in our economy our statistics show that over the
period January 2007 to July 2010 over 1000 business license applications
were approved by the Ministry of Finance. In 2009 alone 359 such
applications were approved. The employment potential of these
businesses need to be leveraged and combined with increasing
productivity to achieve our economic growth potential to keep the
economy afloat in these trying times," said Dr. Douglas.
He said Government's laptop initiative for students was not dreamed
up in isolation of any strategy for the economic advancement of its
people.
"In fact the lap tops will be accompanied by the appropriate integrated
training which would have as one of its components the encouragement
for young people to engage in interest commerce and self-employment.
This is an area that the private sector will also be able to capitalize on as
any additional training which our youths acquire can only redound to
the good of the workplace and our economy as a whole," said Prime
Minister.
Dr. Douglas pointed out that although the focus of the consultation
is on the area of fiscal and financial sector reforms a special section is
devoted to Social Safety Nets.
"This demonstrates the caring and compassionate nature of my
Government as we are very much aware that in any fiscal or financial
crisis that it is the poor, elderly and youths who are the more vulnerable.
Therefore it is our aim to ensure that none of our citizens fall through the
cracks even as we seek to deal with these very pressing challenges,"
said the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
"To do nothing in the face of our challenges is not an option, for


sticking our heads in the sand like
the proverbial ostrich would not
cause our problems to disappear.
We believe that opportunities for
comprehensive reform sometimes
come disguised as challenges,
crises or problems. We are
therefore ensuring that these
opportunities do not pass us by.
Consequently the Government's
reform agenda is now on the front
burner as we seek to ensure that
all of our policies and operations
are upgraded and modernized to
operate in the new economy," said
Prime Minister Douglas.
He said it mustbe borne in mind
that the reforms which were being
discussed at the National
Consultation that are just intended
to have a fiscal impact in the form
of savings.
"We also intend to introduce
reforms that would allow us to use
our limited resources to achieve
maximum benefits. This is why we
are also going to be identifying
wastage and looking at ways for
increasing productivity. In this
regard the work of the
Competitiveness Council will be
critical. The fact that they will also
be presenting today further
indicates Government's
commitment to enhancing
competiveness in our nation as a
pillar for economic development,"
said the St. Kitts and Nevis leader.

Photo shows section of
participants at Thursday's
National Consultation on the
Economy (Photo by Erasmus
Williams)


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Citizens of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) are being
given the opportunity to share their financial success stories through
the 2010 Financial Information Month Dreams to Reality Contest.
Eligible candidates must be people from humble beginnings, who
through hard work and wise money management practices, were able to
realise their dreams of owning a home, starting and operating a successful
business, educating themselves or their children, or any other financial
venture they undertook to improve their living conditions.
The winner of the Financial Information Month Dreams to Reality
Contest will receive a cash prize of EC$2,000; while second and third
place winners will receive EC$1,500 and EC$1,000 respectively.
Stories must be 300 to 500 words and must be mailed to the Eastern
Caribbean Central Bank at: info@eccb-centralbank.org. The deadline
for submitting entries is 29 October, 2010.
Financial Information month is celebrated in October each year in
the eight member countries of the ECCU: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda,
Grenada, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis,
Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. During the month, the
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) in collaboration with financial
institutions, Ministries of Education and Finance, the media and
community groups implement a range of educational initiatives aimed at
preparing citizens to make the financial decisions that can contribute to
an improvement in their quality of life.
This year's theme is: Make Your Dreams a Reality, Save and Invest
Wisely. Other activities for Financial Information Month 2010 will include:
a youth financial symposium; presentations on financial issues to
churches, business places, schools, foster parents and prisoners;
children's library hour and exhibition at the Charles A. Halbert Public
Library and a financial walk-a-thon in Nevis.



REFLECTIONS....


IDENTITY?
So who are you? Or what are you? Are you what you do as defined
by your job? Are you where you come from as defined by your
nationality? Are you what people call you as defined by your name?
Are you what you believe as defined by your religion or faith? If none
of these things are what you are, and you are none of these, then Who
are you? Who am I?
I am not my body. My name, my nationality, my religion, my
occupation are examples of the different labels I carry or roles that I play
in this unlimited Play or Drama we call Life. It is said that this world is a
stage and we are all actors playing our different parts on it. Indeed, it
would be wise to accept this as a true statement.
There is no permanence to any of the roles we play or labels that we
wear as they can be changed and it is this fact that many of us don't
seem to be aware of, or to not pay attention. I can lose or change my job,
I can change my name or my religion or any of the roles or labels with
which I identify myself. In one day alone I can play so many roles -
mother, wife, sister, teacher, friend, president, driver, customer, etc. Which
of those is my true identity? Very often some of us mistakenly identify
ourselves as the roles we play and if circumstances dictate that I can no
longer play that role, I am affected to the extent that I believe or behave
as if the end of that role means the "end of me". However, I always exist,
separate from the different roles I play over time. I am an actor.
I am the one who is thinking, experiencing, remembering. making
choices and using my body to act or play the different roles I perform. So
what is my true identity, my permanent or eternal identity? It's something
important to think about.
Why would someone tell me that s/he knows me better than I know
myself? Is it that I don't spend anytime with myself to know who I really
am? Do I know what are my strengths or good qualities? Do I know what
are my weaknesses? Who am I?
My true identity is spirit or soul, a spiritual being that makes this
body alive. I cannot be seen by the physical eyes because I am not
physical like the body is. I am the consciousness, spiritual energy, the
mind that thinks and makes the body do. I do have positive innate
qualities such as peace, love, happiness, wisdom, and an enormous
amount of goodness within the self, which is the reason for feeling so
good or comfortable when I am at peace or happy or doing any good act
because It is a natural state or way of being for I, the soul. It is therefore,
most beneficial to find time to reflect on and keep in my awareness, what
is my true identity and let it emerge.
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The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010


PA M an i ch pi


Dear Reader, everything in life goes through a state of
metamorphosis or evolution.
When I was a young child, they played football or soccer with
a laced-up ball and some thick tipped heavy football boots. When
rain fell, the ball became heavy and the boots became
uncontrollably heavy to kick the heavy, wet ball.
Today, football or a soccer ball is played in light boots and a
waterproofed ball. When I attended school, I did so in patched-up
clothes and my feet on the ground. Today, every child, regardless
of social standing, attends school in shoes, socks and clothes
without patches. When I was small, we cooked on coal pots, or
three stones and we cooked in clay pots or a cast iron, three
legged pot. Today, we cook on gas or electrical stoves inside the
house and our cooking utensils are mostly made from aluminium.
When I attended school, secondary education was only for
the privileged. Today, secondary education is available to all and
sundry. Our education system has metamorphosed. It has changed.
It has evolved.
When I was small, we used a rooka-rooka telephone to
communicate. You had to wind and wind with one hand, while
putting the ear piece to your ear to listen if the telephone operator
has picked up your signal. Today, we use dialled telephone systems
in which you dial directly,. When I was small I knew nothing about
cell-phones, computers, and televisions. You can transact business
overseas in a matter of minutes, using the intemet. Just a matter
of minutes and your goods are on their way.
I am sleeping on my bed and I realise that when I awake in the
morning, I would have no spending power. So, I get up midnight
and proceed to my bank's ATM machine and withdraw any amount
I want, in order to tide me over for the day, the week or the
month. This machine transaction saves me time from lining up in
the bank for hours in order to withdraw my funds. The banking
service has evolved to meet modem day demands of the customer.
In the 1950s when our people migrated to England and
Curacao, they did so by boat. It took seven days to arrive in
Curacao, while it took fourteen days to arrive in England. Today,
you can travel to and from England injust 8 hours; whereas when
you travelled to America, it was always on some fourteen seater
and later some large ones with propellers. Today, you can sit in
joyful comfort in a 747 jumbo jet with 399 other passengers and
watch movies and listen to music as you fly to your destination.
The aircraft industry has metamorphosed to meet the flying
demands of the passengers who want to reach their destination
much quicker. Aircrafts are much safer today. You do not hear
about crashes so often and when they do, you hear of survivors.
Times have changed. Teachers and policemen who worked up to
the 1970s worked for little or no monies. Some of them received
$68.70 per month. Today, teachers and policemen receive much
better pay than that time. Things have evolved for the better.
Life is a constant movement or action toward change, for
change is not stagnant. There is always this forward movement
toward improvement. The only organization which has not changed
and does not seem inclined to adapt to the change made, is PAM.
When PAM first emerged, they gave the impression that the
Labour Party is only for those persons who worked as domestic
servants and cane cutters. They represented young people.
Through my articles in this newspaper and through other media,
the young people are no longer ashamed of their cane-cutter father,
their weeding mother and grandmother or their mother who works
on the Industrial Site. They are aware that they have opportunities
to better themselves and so, they are availing themselves of those
opportunities. They realize that it was PAM which did not want
them to come out of the pit of poverty; they now realize that it is
the Labour Party which is empowering them.
While PAM is marking time, Labour has moved with the
changing times, thereby building a foundation for the continuing
progress and education of its young supporters. PAM was born
out of the mud hole of deceit and trickery and that is where it will
always dwell. PAM has not evolved out of the state in which it
was hatched. It cannot accept the fact that people, time, places
and events are evolving and are going through a period of
metamorphosis.


Everything is moving on, but
they are prepared to stand still.
Let us look at the naming of the
Sandy Point High School after
Mr. Charles Mills? Some people
will always be Lilliputians or
Midgets, regardless of their
educational background, which
only constitutes book learning
for them to pass their exams.
To take a principled stand is like
talking a foreign language
which they have not heard
spoken before. This inability to
stand up ten feet tall and to rise
up out of the mud of petty
politics is far above their reach.
Charles Mills has given his
life to improve the educational
system in St. Kitts and Nevis,
to the point where our nation
stands head and shoulders
above many of the large
countries in the region. Yes!
Charles Mills did that. He was
an educator of class.
Why shouldn't the school be
named after him? Is it because
he was a Labour
Representative? What was his
contribution in comparison to
the person whom PAM wants
the school to be named after?
What is the contribution of the
person PAM wants the school
to be named after? He was the
first headmaster of the school.
That alone entitles the school
to be named after him. The
slimy thing about all this petty
politicking is that PAM's
preference is family to the
founder of PAM.
Dr. Joseph Halliday, a Sandy
Pointer who came from humble
beginnings and who made a
more worthwhile contribution to
the school, his name was not
mentioned, simply because he
has not forgotten his roots.
Dr. Frank Mills has made his
name regionally and
internationally in the US Virgin
Islands University, but his name
was not mentioned, because, he
too, has not forgotten his roots.
Dr. Simon Jones
Hendrickson, another Sandy
Pointer who is greatly
respected in the US Virgin
Islands and internationally in
the field of education and who
authored the book "Sonny Jim",
was not named by those who
want to play petting politics.
You know why? Dr. Simon
Jones Hendrickson is not
ashamed to relate to the whole
world that he is the son of a
cane cutter father and a cane
weeding mother. He therefore
would not be a worthy


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BY EARL CLARK

candidate for the school
named after. Only fami
friends would be consid
What Lilliputians,
midgets PAM has as its 1
and supporters? T
incapable of even peepi
of the mud hole of their
deceptive, petty politics;
to rise to the sunshine of
Building, Unity, Lov
Principle; dwelling li
nocturnal elements ofNa
the dark void ofunseein
totally incapable of ma
worthwhile po
contribution.
In 1975, when
emerged, people had no
to the television, to radio
the computer and the in
People have evolved
point where they can di
what information they
research by going o
internet. Because, in
people did not have ac
these methods of obt
information for them
PAM, which had a yo
group of platform sp
were able to fool the g
minds of our young p
Only those who want to
their roots, only those w
prepared to mark time
Party which does not de
change with the changing
will continue to support
party whose structure is
crumbling for lac
meaningful, honest
principled foundation.
The beautiful butterfly
is Labour will a
metamorphose forn
caterpillar worm, while
will always remain the
because there is no bea
it. PAM is based on hatr
hatred begets hatred
stagnation. PAM just
sing the song "Moving Oi
hatred, the animosity
spitefulness, the gree
unprincipled stands ittak
it bolted to the ground ai
becomes stagnant. Ever
is changing with the exc
of PAM.
Having just emerged
General Election in whi
were trounced by the Laboi
for a fourth consecutive tin


would have thought that they
would go into hibernation and
while hibernating, dream of
holding a post-mortem to look and
really look at what the party
stands for. What is its philosophy
before we make any attacks on
Labour, let us look at our party's
history and first see if we did the
Same thing, or worse? Instead of
S doing this, they continue with
E business as usual.
Who was consulted when the
1 to be Eastern Peninsula Road was
ly and named The Dr. Kennedy
ered. Simmonds Highway when the man
what was still alive in office. Borrowed
leaders money to build the Highway.
totally Taxpayers have to repay the loan
ng out but he did not give the same
slimy, taxpayers the opportunity to name
unable the road. He deemed it an honour
to name it after himself after
consulting with the taxpayers of
e and St. Kitts. Funny eh! readers?
ke the Who was consulted with the
iture in naming of the Mary Charles
gness; Hospital? Were the people of
king a Mollineau, Lodge and Phillips
sitive consulted before the naming?
How many signatures were
PAM collected before the naming of the
hospital? What about the naming
access of the Dr. William Connor School?
andto How many signatures were
Ltemet. collected from the inhabitants of
to the West Basseterre, a strong Labour
cover Constituency? How many
vant to signatures were collected? I would
n the want to know how the name
1965, Brontie-Welsh came to be attached
cess to to that school. I am scratching my
g head and wracking my brain to
a g remember how many signatures
elves, were collected before the naming
hunger of the school?
makers You see what I have been
ullible saying, dear reader? PAM has not
people. evolved. The PAM of today is still
forget the PAM of 1965. Do you know
ho are why PAM cannot evolve?
with a PAM emerged out of the
cide to bowels of the Plantation class. The
g times only relic which has survived the
t their Plantocracy and their Democratic
Party is the Democrat Printery. The
slowly Plantocracy which heaved so much
k of oppression and repression on our
and fore parents have evolved into
obscurity, because that is the Law
which of Life. Great Britain was once a
always powerful country, ruling the waves,
the a rich country from the plunder of
PAM her Colonies. Today, Great Britain
is just an ordinary country. The
wor, Plantocracy of St. Kitts is like unto
luty in Great Britain their mother country.
ed and The passage of time has
d and erased their era. Is PAM's era
cannot coming to an end? Will their
i". The memory consist of the Democrat
y, the Printery? Since they emerged out
d, the of the bowels of the planters, since
es, has time has erased the era of the
d soit planters, is the face and the
thing passage of time slowly erasing the
option ra of PAM. Look at the leadership
crisis? Look at the Gang of Five. Is
the end near at hand? Is this the
from a
rom a reason why they cannot
ch they metamorphose? Is this the reason
urParty why they cannot evolve?
ne, one


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16 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010


Teachers on Nevis urged to render

quality service to students
CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (SEPTEMBER 01, 2010) -
Principal Education Officer (PEO) in the Ministry of
Education on Nevis, Mrs. Lomette Queeley Connor, urged
the island's teachers to ready themselves to improve the
quality of service they rendered to students. Her advice came
on Wednesday while she delivered welcome remarks at the
Department of Education's annual Back to School Opening
Ceremony at the Nevis Cultural Centre.
The ceremony which held under the 2010/2011 school
year theme of "Building the Future through Quality
Principal Education Officer in the Ministry Education" was attended by hundreds of teachers from
ofEducation Mrs. Lornette Queeley across the island as Tropical Storm Fiona passed miles away
Connor welcomes teachers at the fromNevis.
Department of Education 's Back to School "I encourage us all to begin withjust a little introspection
opening ceremony at the Nevis Cultural how prepared are we to build that future? Are we ready to
Centre enhance our own professional capabilities? Are we equipped
with the necessary tools for constructing success for
ourselves and others? Are we ready to present ourselves as school professionals who will create a learning
environment that promotes quality student work and well rounded citizens? I hope so.
"Let it be reminded that the quality school teacher will first make the effort to evaluate themselves then
teach students how to evaluate their own work. Teachers in a quality school would not nag but they would
send out a constant message that almost all work can improve. That almost every single person alive can be
a success. The quality teacher should stress that quality takes precedence over quantity," she said.
Mrs. Queeley Connor told the teachers, that a large volume of work had nothing to do with learning or
quality education and reminded them that building the future through quality education would not be as easy
as it sounded and it would take some time.
However, if they were to wrestle with today's competitive world of quality products and services, they had
no choice but to push their own goal forward from mere competence to quality.
She underscored the vital role education played in every respect in building the future and said as a result,
the quality of service teachers offered and education had become increasingly critical.
"Our children need us now more than ever. Let us resolve then through our combined efforts to build a
future that is neat for our children and our children's children," she said.
In conclusion, the PEO wished the teachers a productive school year.
1HS U 0


A section of the teachers in attendance at the Department of Education 's annual Back to School opening
ceremony at the Nevis Cultural Centre.


Wind Energy: an exciting development for St. Kitts and
Nevis, says OAS Representative


CHARLESTOWN NEVIS
(AUGUST 31,2010) -Harnessing
the wind to generate electricity
that will drive the wheels and
engines of the economy was an
exciting development of the
Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
That view was expressed by
Organisation of American States
(OAS) Representative for St. Kitts
and Nevis Mr. Starret Greene at a
ceremony to launch the official
start of the WindWatt Wind Farm
on Friday at Maddens Estate in
Nevis.
He said Nevis' move toward
renewable energy was the right
thing to do in an era in which the
development of alternative and
cleaner forms of energy was the
number one priority for developed


and developing
countries on every
continent and in every
region of the world.
"Taking action to
make our economy
more efficient, modem
and competitive is not
only the right decision
moving forward but
also it is a momentous
act that lays the
foundation for long
term growth and
development of this
island and by extension
the Federation well,"
Mr. Greene said.
The OAS
Representative
commended the Nevis


-
Oi',,, ''i ,. ofAmerican States
Representative for St. Kitts and Nevis Mr.
Starret Greene

Island Administration (NIA) and the people
of Nevis for what he termed was a milestone


Transfer of Wind

power to Nevis

Electricity Company

grid successful
CHARLESTOWN
NEVIS (AUGUST 31,
2010)- The overall
transfer of power from
the Maddens Wind
Farm to the Nevis
Electricity Company
(NEVLEC) has been a
success. The Electricity
Company's General
Manager Mr.
Carthwright Farrell,
made the
announcement at the
official launch of the
project at Maddens General Manager of the Nevis Electricity
Estate on Friday. Company Ltd. Mr Cartwright Farrell
He said the
Maddens Windwatt Wind Farm project signalled the seriousness with
which the authorities on Nevis perused the island's Renewable Energy
sources.
"We wish to inform all sceptics that wind energy is a leading source
of energy and should be explored whether through IPP's or as a vertically
integrated part of the electricity system. However, it must be integrated
into the system in such a way that the reliability and quality of the power
supplied to the customer are not compromised.
"We are satisfied that the technical requirements have been met in
realizing this project The power quality stipulations; the ability of the
wind turbines to be lowered during a storm; the provision of returning
the land to cattle grazing and the quietness of the wind turbines. To date
this has been a successful project and we have started to reap benefits
of wind power in Nevis," he said.
According to Mr. Farrell, NEVLEC worked along with WindWatt to
determine the best set up for the integration of the wind farm into its
grid. They conducted a step-loading exercise which was carried out at
the power station from midnight to 5am in one instance. It provided
valuable information for the subsequent interconnection.
"The interconnection is set up not only to ensure efficient power
transfer but also to ensure the safety of the linesmen who work on the
various feeders whereby once the Gingerland feeder which feeds the
wind farm is down the wind farm is not allowed to generate into the grid.
"At that same time the interconnection of the Gingerland and Cotton
Ground feeders was ensured so that the wind farm could be connected
via the Cotton Ground feeder. This way maintenance work can be carried
out on the Gingerland feeder while the wind farm services NEVLEC via
the Cotton Ground feeder," he said.
The NEVLEC General Manager noted that they had already received
over 500,000kWh of electricity from the wind farm since the interconnected
in June and expected to receive 10,000,000 kWh per annum.
Mr. Farrell said throughout the development of the project, two of
NEVLEC's technicians benefited from training with the turbine
manufacturers which would add to the local expertise in the technology.
He explained that there was also in place a SCADA system through
which NEVLEC's operating staff would be able to view all that was
online at the wind farm from their remote position at the power station
and would be able to shut the farm down in an emergency.


achievement which had many
implications for the island.
"This is a local
accomplishment with numerous
implications for the
revolutionizing the energy sector
at the Local Federal, Sub-Regional
and Regional levels. Today marks
a proud moment for all the people
of St. Kitts and Nevis, as this wind
farm signals the first step towards
reducing the Federation's
dependence on the use of fossil
fuel to meet its energy needs," he
said.


Mr. Greene also pointed to the
social and economic benefits of the
energy generating project, among
them the opportunity for job
creation; the acquisition of new
skills for this and future generation
of workers and it would win
support from the citizens in both
St. Kitts and Nevis.
He said it was hard to argue
against an electricity generating
project that was environmentally


(cont'd on page 17)




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010


- eO SOMME


Well Done, SKB!

Good news! There is a indeed good tidings! Did you know that while
the West Indies Cricket Board Incorporated WICB) is slowly getting out
of its management stupor (thanks to the advent of tits brilliant Chief
Executive Officer, Earnest Hilaire), the Government of St Kitts and Nevis
through its department of sports had been persistently proactive in
doping its part in nurturing and developing the cricketing product of the
company, WICB?
Did you know that the Ministry of Sports, through the Department
of Sports has designed an Under 13 (years) Cricket Programme for the
region known as the St. Kitts & Nevis Under 13 Regional Invitational
Cricket Festival?
Yes, sir, the Programme includes a component known as the Caribbean
Healthy Lifestyle Programme which focuses on the personal growth of
the young cricketers who are part of this event.
Concerning the recently concluded 2010 tournament, the Government
of St Kitts and Nevis through its Ministry of Sports noted, "We believe
the future of West Indies Cricket should start in the primary Schools of
the entire Cricketing Caribbean Region. The St. Kitts & Nevis 13 and
Under Regional Cricket Festival should be seen not only as a catalyst to
support the structured base of and continuity to West Indies Cricket
(which has been missing for a number of years) and also success in the
future of the Stanford 20/20 Cricket Tournament. This year (2010) the
tournament celebrates fourteen years (14) of existence."
According to the guidelines for the tournament, "All Players must
be born in 1997 or after. The length of the Pitch is 62 Feet. Boundary Size
55 yards maximum. Size of the ball is 4 3/4 ounces. All matches will be of
twenty five (25) overs duration per innings. Each team is expected to
complete their 25 overs in one hour and fifty minutes.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Mr. Lloyd Lazar
said, "The Under-13 Cricket Festival is the only one of its kind in the
region." Bravo!
That is sports leadership! That is to say, while the WICB had been
going through its cycles of crises and failures, since the departure of Pat
Rousseau and Clarvis Joseph, the tiny sporting country was persistently
going about doing its youth development or capacity building. Not
only is the leadership void left by Pat Rousseau and Clarvis Joseph still
very evident, but the level of efficiency that was associated with the
office until the coming of the new CEO, had been declining persistently.
Many patrons said this was evident in the delivery of services, particularly
with respect to the lag in demand and supply of services.
The Rousseau management must be commended for successfully
commercializing West Indies Cricket at a time when the product was not
competitive in the marketplace. We must laud the Scotia Bank programme
for Kiddies Cricket, and the institutional reputation the WICB enjoyed
then that allow it to attract sponsorship from Busta and Cable and
Wireless, as well as the television deal that Chris Dehering brokered
with Sky Sports, and the successful negotiations with respect to the
2007.


The fact is the crisis
management evidenced by the
persistent conflict between the
WICB and the WIPA; the rapid
changes that are taking place in
international sports and global
sporting business; the persistent
poor performance of the West
Indies Cricket Team and; the
increasing demand by the bruised
and battered patrons and the
sponsors for a return of the team
to its winning ways, make the
development efforts and
leadership of the Government of
St Kitts and Nevis stand out as an
industry model in the production
process (one that should be highly
commended and applauded.
This would require an
innovative, visionary and daring
approach by the owners and
managers of West Indies Cricket
Board Incorporated WICB). There
must be no evidence of confusion
of on the part of management with
respect to the path to be taken for
the development of the cricketing
product, which is rapidly losing its
clientele.
What can be done to augment
the good work that the twin
Federation has started? (That is,
the work that has benefited from
the tireless efforts of hard-working
sports officers, self-less cricket
coaches and developers, and great
lovers of the sport of cricket in the
Federation the names of many
we know too well).
First, WICB must diagnose the
problem; gauge its market
accurately; determine the modality
for developing the product (that
is a winning West Indian team
playing cricket the West Indian
way) and; adopt proactive
management style which
successfully combine the factors
that reflect efficiency and
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Second clearly articulate the vision and objective of the company
with respect to team building, deciding the best approach with respect
to the role of Under 13; Under 15; Under 19; the A Team and the Senior
- and as well as how each feeder cluster relates to the higher luster
Third, articulate the infrastructure for prosecuting the programmes
and projects; as well as how the programmes, projects and events will be
financed. This will require as has been outlined how the new concept of
the technical aspects will be carried out given the relative weakness of
the respective country infrastructure in many of the jurisdictions.
Some persons have argued that the weakness of the WICB is brought
to bear on the performance of the technical team.
Fourth, the selection policy must reflect that approach to developing
the product. There must evidence of the graduation of the players from
one stage to another from one feeder cluster to a higher cluster. Players
must be given sufficient incubation time and be given access to well
functioning nurseries for them to develop their craft. The investment
must be made and the returns must be awaited- harvest must be preceded
by planting and nurturing!
Fifth, the selectors must get it right! There is however something we
must guard against. Any player who worth his salt will survive the local
competition, surmount the challenges and reach the top on the basis of
consistent performances. Selectors must not create opportunities for
further decimating the level of regional cricket; they must not create
avenues for players to appear to excel against mediocre competitors and
then to fool themselves that our team has become internationally
competitive when it is not. This will only embarrasses us in the
international marketplace.
The good news is that the WICB is well on board and this year's
tournament received a financial contribution to offset part of the cost.
The Hon. Glenn Phillip, Minister responsible for sports, expressed
appreciation to Mr. Ernest Hilaire, for the contribution of EC$15,000 to
the Cricket Festival which cost in excess of EC$80,000.
Now, for the WICB to assist in developing the support infrastructure
for the youth cricket to take off!
Well Done! Congratulations to the Government of St
Kitts and Nevis, and the Ministry of Sports!


Wind Energy: an exciting develop-
ment says OAS Representative
(cont'd from page 16)

friendly and would be far less expensive to operate than the use of fossil
fuel.
"Taking the lead in this region in the production and use of alternative
and renewable sources of energy speaks not only to the creative thinking
of our elected officials and technocrats but it also places this small
island in the perfect positionto attract inward investment into an emerging
energy sector," he said.
Mr, Greene added that the wind farm project set the stage for the
forging of partnerships with countries and companies that had a proven
track record of developing, distributing and using alternative sources of
energy. These partnerships he contended had the potential to bring
untold benefits to Nevis and to the Federation as a whole.
Meantime, the OAS Representative used the opportunity to register
his Organisation's satisfaction with the long collaboration with St. Kitts
and Nevis, in the pursuit of sustainable solutions for the energy
challenges which they faced.
The initiatives included the OAS's support for the preparation of a
National Energy Policy already on the way, the investigation and sequent
legal and policy support for the geothermal project on Nevis and the
wind project that has benefited from critical technical and legal support
through the expert advice and counsel of Mr. Cletus Springer, Mr. Mark
Lambrides, Mr. John Armstrong and Mr. Kevin de Cuba.
Mr. Greene said the expert's collaboration with members of the Nevis
Island Administration and other key public figures had been instrumental
in making the historic energy project a reality.


The third observance of Caribbean Wellness Day will be celebrated
on llth September 2010. The observance of Caribbean Wellness Day
was one of the decisions taken when the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) Heads of Government met in Port of Spain, Trinidad on
15th September 2007.
They had a growing concern about the physical, economic and social
burdens caused by lifestyle related diseases such as diabetes,
hypertension, stroke, heart disease, obesity and cancer and set about to
develop a plan of action to stop the epidemic of chronic non
communicable diseases (NCDs). Their deliberations concluded in a
landmark Port of Spain Declaration that included annual observance of
Caribbean Wellness Day on the second Saturday of September. This
activity was designed to canvass support and showcase national and
community activities that promote healthy living and encourage residents
to develop good health practices.
The Ministry of Health solicits your partnership in promoting this
event in an effort to influence prevailing attitudes related to healthy
living. This year national organizers have planned a series of activities
that complement the anticipated launch of the national dietary guidelines
and focus on a small number of targets namely eating healthy foods
(specifically increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables) and
exercising regularly.
The activities are as follows:
+ Tuesday 7th September2010 Fitness Extravangafrom 5pm in


Independence Square (come and
exercise with the guidance of a
fitness trainer)
+ Thursday 9th September
2010- National Fruit Day (Make
a special effort to include fresh
fruit and vegetables in you and
your family's diet)
+ Thursday 9th September
2010 Wellness Exhibition/
Display at the Ministry of Health
(Bladen Commercial
Development)
+ Saturday 11th September
2010- The Minister's Message in
observance of Caribbean
Wellness Day 2010.
The Ministry of Health looks
forward to your continuous
cooperation as we endeavor to
provide quality health care
services to the Federation of St.
Kitts and Nevis.


m5Caribbean Wl7ns Day


Observance




I -SPORTS-


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010


S P1 I0 s,






Pakistan cricketers

'were set up"


The three Pakistan cricketers accused of corruption may have been
set up, according to the country 's high commissioner Wajid Shamsul
Hasan.


The three Pakistan cricketers
accused of corruption may have
been set up, according to the
country's high commissioner
Wajid Shamsul Hasan.
When asked whether Salman
Butt, Mohammad Asif and
Mohammad Amir, who are being
investigated for spot-fixing, had
been framed, Hasan replied: "Yes."
Hasan claims the News of the
World video allegedly exposing


the scandal may have been made
after the incident.
However, the paper said it
"refuses to respond to such
ludicrous allegations".
Asif and Amir are alleged to
have bowled three no-balls on
purpose at pre-determined times to
facilitate betting coups after a
"middle-man" accepted 150,000 in
cash from an
who published the allegations


US Open, Flushing Meadows
Dates: 30 August 12 September
Start time: 1600 BST Coverage:
Live text commentary on BBC
Sport website and mobiles;
updates onBBC Radio 5 live; live
on Sky Sports
Ninth seed Andy Roddick saw
his hopes of claiming a second US
Open title end early with defeat by
Janko Tipsarevic in the night
session in New York.


The American simply could
not contain Tipsarevic's brilliant
shot-making as the Serb won 3-6
7-5 6-3 7-6 (7-4).
And Roddick lost his cool with
a line judge in the third set as the
second-round match began to slip
away. Wimbledon finalist Tomas
Berdych was another to suffer a
surprise defeat as he lost to
France's Michael Llodra.
The seventh seed, who had


in Sunday's paper.
The three cricketers Hasan
referred to all now at the centre
of a police investigation into the
alleged incidents during the fourth
Test at Lord's will miss the rest of
their country's tour of England.
Before stating that he believed
the players may have been framed,
Hasan earlier on Thursday
insisted the players were
"innocent".
"The players have voluntarily
offered not to be included [in the
tour]," he said. "They want to clear
their names first."
Later he emerged from a
Pakistan Cricket Board inquiry in
London to tell the BBC that the
News of the World videotape of
its meeting withthe 'middle-man' -
cricket agent Mazhar Majeed was
inconclusive.
"You [the media] are jumping
to conclusions, because no-balls
are not taped like that," he said.
"We have not seen videos -
what the time [was when they were
taken], what the date [was]...
whether they were taken before or
after the match."
"Do you have answers to the
questions?"
When asked if the video could
be fake, he replied: "You [the
media] must know better because
you are the media people."
Storyfrom BBC SPORT:
http: /news. bbc. co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/
sport2 l ,., ,./,,. i ; l, ,. /
8964408.stm


been a possible quarter-final
opponent for Andy Murray, lost
7-6 (7-3) 6-4 6-4 and admitted: "I
don't know whether I played well
or not, I don't see what I could
have done differently.
The on-court temperature
topped 100 degrees during
Berdych's defeat by Llodra, the
world number 35, but the Czech
refused to blame his exit on the
heat.


Roddick was incensed when called for a foot fault in the third set


Beaumont Park jockey

succumbs to injuries
By Charles Miller Jr
On late Saturday night, August 28th, 26 year old Jamaican
jockey of Beaumont Park, Domonique Smith succumbed to
injuries he received on August 8th, prior the start of a race.
It was reported that on August 8th, Smith was preparing for
a race when the horse he was riding (Our Bud) was behaving
uncontrollably. As he tried to take control of the horse, he was
thrown off of the horse, hitting his head and body, rendering
him unconscious.
He was immediately transported to the J.N.F General
Hospital where he underwent many surgeries but was flown to
his homeland, Jamaica a week later to complete his recovery
and be close to his family and friends.
He later succumbed to his injuries due to brain and head
trauma. In an interview with the General Manager of Beaumont
Park, Mr. Richard Cummings, he made mention that there might
be a service held in Smith's honour and he will definitely be
highlighted at their next event scheduled for Independence Day,
Sunday, September 19th.


In hindsight did I let it go too
far? Probably. It was probably a
correctable mistake and I let it get
to me more than I should have
Andy Roddick on his anger at
the line judge
"That had no affect on me at
all," he added. "I felt good in the
morning and good in the warm-up.
Of course, it was hot but that
wasn't a problem."
Tipsarevic took control of the
night match after dropping the first
set and Roddick later admitted that
his outburst after being called for
a foot-fault had been over the top.
"I wasn't upset with the call, I
just expect my umpires to know
their left foot from the right foot,"
said the 28-year-old.
"The stubbornness... I let mine
get in the way. I got called for two
others after that and have no issue
with it. In the moment I was just
stupefied.
"It's the fact I couldn't get her
to admit it wasn't the right foot
which infuriated me, the lack of
common sense was unbelievable
to me. We have got to be able to
have a test like 'Point to your right
foot, point to your left foot, now
call lines.'
"In hindsight, did I let it go too
far? Probably. It was probably a
correctable mistake and I let it get
to me more than I should have."
Tipsarevic, who was out for
three weeks recently with injuries
to both ankles, said: "I was playing
well, serving well, just had to find
my momentum in the right games.
"My first serve percentage
really helped me me with my fitness
as I was out for three weeks with
ankle injuries."
Llodra will play VictorHanescu
in the second round after the
unseeded Romanian beat Carlos
Berlocq ofArgentina 6-2 6-4 6-3.
It was a different story in
another shock in the men's draw,
as Croatia's 15th seed IvanLjubicic
admitted he could not come to


terms with the conditions during
his 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-4 defeat at
the hands of US teenage qualifier
RyanHarrison.
"The weather was my biggest
enemy today," admitted 31-year-
old Ljubicic. "Throughout my
career I struggled with the heat.
Today was no different.
"I sweat a lot and I just feel
really bad. I mean, I can't move. It
gets to me really quickly actually.
Already in the first set I was
struggling with it. It's really a
physical problem.
"In Australia they have a
pretty good rule. When it's too hot,
you just don't play. Hard courts
definitely make it worse. The
concrete, it's just brutal. You get
heat not only from the sky, but also
from the bottom."
Elsewhere, Spain's number 14
seed Nicolas Almagro progressed
with a 4-6 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-5) victory
over Italy's Potito Starace, while
the 25th seed Stanislas Wawrinka
of Switzerland thrashed
Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin
6-3 6-2 6-2.
American 20th seed Sam
Querrey held off a strong
challenge from countryman
Bradley Klahnto win 6-3 4-6 7-5 6-
4.
France's Gael Monfils, the 17th
seed, saw offIgorAndreev 6-3 6-4
6-3, and American 18th seed John
Isner defeated Frederico Gil of
Portugal 6-4 6-3 6-4.
Isner said afterwards that his
ankle felt fine after he turned it in
Concinnati two weeks ago,
admitting that the Wednesday
start had helped him.
"It felt great," he said. "I took
a four to six-week injury and got
ready in two weeks. I turned it two
weeks ago, so it gave me two
weeks. It was a lucky break."

Storyfrom BBC SPORT:
http: //news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/
sport2/hi/ ,. , 'I,1983.stm


Angry Roddick falls to Tipsarevic


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03RD 2010


By: Vigilante
The special prayer group in PAM has been busy over the
past several weeks praying for a major hurricane to hit the
Federation; and also for a dramatic increase in the number
of gun related murders this year-claiming that either would
force the Labour government out of office quickly.
Dey say when "Earl" passed by and spared our beautiful
twin-island federation of the wrath and devastation, one
member of the group cried like a baby and complained angrily
to the Tek-way Key Minister that their prayers were not
answered.
De Tek Way Key Minister responded telling her to tek it
easy, a next one coming; "we must catch Douglas this time.
Labour got to go by the hook or the crook". They get way
from 5 hurricanes, they can't get way this time.
He went on to add, that if there is no major disaster this
year, it will be safe sailing for the VAT and another successful
term for LABOUR in government. And he too offered up a
special prayer for Hurricane Earl to destroy the country.
When St. Mark hear that de storm was coming, he shout
"praise de lord, this is the one that going bankrupt de country,
Dougie and Parry can't escape, they gone een."
People want to know how St. Mark, the self proclaimed
saviour of de country could be so unpatriotic and so evil, to
want a storm to destroy de lovely federation. Dey now saying
there is no difference between him and little Lindsay.
Since de judgement in the election petition cases was
handed down in Dominica last week, the failed PAM leader
has been having endless nightmares, and saying all sorts of
funny things- lamenting about the horrors he's facing with his
own case, and cursing de hell out of his lawyers saying they
misled him.
Inside sources claim he is seriously contemplating to take
the advice of daddy and his better half, but he fraid "de
notorious fly on de wall" talk de tings dem, claiming he's full
of evil and wickedness.
He too regards "de fly on de wall" as the country's biggest
telephone tapper(bugger) and computer hacker and he say
has to follow his advice-not to take on anybody about stepping
down as the PAM leader.
He say it was he who set him up over at de Marriott Hotel
with the complete stranger. And he has "de real Mckoy" on
de $1.7 million deal, with all de "tapings" and videos in his
possession, ready to expose him.
Dey say de poor bewildered PAM leader and Howard
pappyshow is trying his best to obey the advice of daddy and
his other half, but he claims "de fly on de wall" has far too
much secret on him; so he has no choice but to do as "de fly
on de wall" says.
1/4 Ib Onion now up in arms with de Juicy Senator. He say
wid all the good things he done do to help de Juicy Senator in
years gone by, he get no thanks from him, and he joining
forces with crooks in de party to discard him like used paper.
De war in de East heating up, and it going end up worse
than when PAM throw out Mike. De Juicy Senator's niece nor
de young female lawyer in training in England not backing
down, so de doctor and de Internet scam fellow all upset,
claiming that no young people like them going push dem out;
come high or low. They must be de PAM candidate in the
east.
The "PAM Spies" and saboteurs in the government service
vex with the publishers of the Democrat newspaper and the
big PAM official on the radio talk show on Saturdays for
exposing them as "whistle blowers" for the party(PAM).
One "Whistle-blower" in a certain government department
was so angry that she called up the Harvard University
pappyshow and the Guyanese editor of the paper, and gave
them a good tongue lashing.


iP D o l exIir e ]ses optimIism....


(cont'd from page 1)
this was attributable to declines
in construction, tourism,
manufacturing and agriculture. The
Central Government's fiscal
performance in 2009 compared
with the projections showed mixed
results. While Recurrent Revenue
as a whole underperformed there
were some areas where favourable
variances were recorded such as
Taxes on Income, Stamp Duty and
Telecommunications Licenses,"
said Prime Minister Douglas, who
also reported that other categories
such as Import Duty, Island
Enhancement Fund and
Consumption Tax did not fare as
well.
"On the Expenditure side,
Recurrent Expenditure came in at
EC$6.9 millionbelow the budgeted
amount with interest payment
being the main contributor to
savings. The Recurrent Account
Surplus of EC$9.8 million was
EC$3.3 million more than the
budgeted EC$6.5. The Overall
Balance recorded a surplus of
EC$20 million compared with a
projected surplus of EC$37
million," said Prime Minister
Douglas.
Dr. Douglas said that the
government's policy responses to
the challenges currently faced will
resound down through the ages
as future generations are impacted
by the decisions which are made
at the one-day consultation.
"I therefore urge all of us to be
focused, to be practical to be
honest and sincere as we seek to
work together to find the best
solutions for our nation. It is not
just the government that must take
responsibility for the path which
our nation takes, all stakeholders
are duty bound to become
involved in the nation building
process and the current economic
crisis makes it even more
imperative that we become
involved in a constructive manner
now. The livelihoods of our
children and succeeding
generations are at stake," said
Prime Minister Douglas, pointing
out that government and
stakeholders have over the past
five years been engaged in
reshaping of the post-sugar
economy.
"This has proven to be a most
noble enterprise as we have seen
the transformation of the various
sectors in support of the new
economy with its new demands.
However in the midst of this
exercise crisis has arisen. The
question is how will we deal with
this crisis so that it does not derail
our original objective to build a
vibrant and resilient service
oriented economy where all of our
citizens can live and work and
reach their fullest potential," said
Dr. Douglas.
He said that inspite of the


scope and severity of the
challenges which confront
stakeholders, "we must maintain
our resolve to adhere to sound
macroeconomic policies that
would promote a stable economy,
characterized by steady and
sustainable growth."
"All of the aspects of sound
economic management, including
sound fiscal policies which we
expect will translate into
manageable fiscal deficits need to
be examined in order to ensure that
we are on the right track. It is for
this reason that we will place on
the table today many of the
controversial issues which have
been troubling us for some time
and ask you to give us your
honest and frank opinion as well
as your suggestions on the way
forward," said Prime Minister
Douglas, who called for a
progressively enhancement of the

.........new St. Kitts
High Court Judge
(cont'd from page 2)


capacity of the economy to deliver
improved standards of living for
nationals by ensuring that fiscal
and debt situations are stabilized
so that "we can provide an
environment which is conducive
to growth and development in
both the public and private
sectors."
"Fostering a culture of
excellence that would enhance the
competitiveness of the goods and
services which we produce is also
critical. These key elements of
development are fundamental to
our continued survival and
progress as a nation and we simply
cannot entertain any
compromises. I therefore urge that
you focus your interventions on
these weighty issues and on any
other modernization issues which
you deem critical to the reform
agenda of Government," said
Prime Minister Douglas.
He expressed pleasure of the
near 200 participants who saw it
fit to attend and discuss the
strategic reform agenda of the
government.


Chambers, Grenada
2001 present: High Court Judge, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
2002 [January October]: Executive Director, Grenada International
Financial Services Authority (GIFSA), Grenada
2002 2007 [August]: High Court Judge, Eastern Caribbean Supreme
Court
2009: High Court Judge, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court [Ag]


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63621 on the life of Leroy Challenger has been lost,
and having made application to the directors to grant a
special policy, notice is herby given that unless
objection is raised within one month of the date hereof,
the special policy asked for will be issued.


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