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Incident threatened

reputation of Federation

as a destination, says

Minister Skerritt


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
NOVEMBER25TH2010 (CUOPM)
- St. Kitts and Nevis Minister of
Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Richard
"Ricky" Skerritt says the recent
incident at Brimstone Hill two
weeks ago "has left a deep wound
on the good name of St. Kitts and
Nevis abroad, and has seriously
threatened the reputation of the
destination as a safe and
welcoming place for visitors."
"Thousands of Kittitians and
Nevisians everywhere have
expressed shock and rejection of
this cowardly and senseless act of



St. Kitts and Nevis'
Tourism Industry to
flesh out safety and
security agenda



Minister Skerritt
welcomes Celebrity
Eclipse, lauds line
for confidence in
St. Kitts and Nevis

COMMENTARY BY
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a handful of our citizens and many locally did all they could to provide
information to help the Police capture the perpetrators," said Minister
Skerritt in a lengthy statement in the St. Kitts and Nevis National
Assembly Thursday.
He told Parliamentarians and the nation yesterday that the process
of healing "our wounds internationally will have to be ongoing and will
need the help of all well wishers everywhere; and there must be no
doubt that the tourism related public relations and sales recovery efforts
in the marketplace will need to be closely coupled locally with the
implementation of a comprehensive security plan designed to build a
proactive and pre-emptive culture in our overall National security
programming and community policing."
"Mr. Speaker, predictably this incident has also sparked much local
debate about security in our Federation in general, and policing in
(cont'd on page 3)


PM Douglas and

French Overseas

Territories Minister

hold talks in Paris
BASSETERRE, ST KITTS, NOVEMBER 24TH 2 lli (CL'OPM) -
De elopinp closerties between member nations ofl thc Oranisation of


EU


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Minister of Tourism and International Transport Sen.
the Hon. Richard "Ricky" Skerritt making the
statement in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly
on Thursday. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)


IMF revises upwards


its economic grown

projections for

St. Kitts and Nevis
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 22ND 2010 (CUOPM) -
The Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised
(cont'd on page 3)


(cont'd on page 3)


St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and current
Chairman of the OECS, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas
(right) in discussions with France's Minister of
Overseas Territories, Her Excellency Madame Marie-
Luce Penchard.


Photo: (left ro right) Financial Secretary, Mrs. Janet
Harris; Senior Economist, Caribbean 1 Division,
Western Hemisphere, IMF, Koffie Nassar; Division
Chief, Caribbean 1 Division, Western Hemisphere
Department, IMF, Alfred Schipke and Antigua-based
Resident IMF Representative for the ECCU,
Mr. Wendell Samuel. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)




O OP / A


The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


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
Website: www.labourspokesman.com



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Playing Politics
Q *

with Crime

Every decent law-abiding citizen and national of St. Kitts and Nevis
bemoans the breakdown in the moral fabric of the society that
continuously gives birth to crime.
Crime is a monster without a face and no direction. It threatens the
economy of St. Kitts and Nevis at a time when economies throughout
the entire world are teetering on the brink of collapse because of one of
the worst economic recessions in living memory.
Because crime poses such a great threat to the stability of a country's
economy and a danger to the peace and unity of communities, it must be
confronted with unrelenting force. Equally important is that parents,
guardians, the churches and the schools and all and sundry in the country
assume the noble responsibility of instilling a sense of morals and ethics
in our children, not only by instruction but by example.
As sinister as crime is, there is something that can be judged just as
sinister, and that is the politicization of crime. Playing politics with crime
does not redound to the advantage of anyone but only seeks to polarize
a country more than it already is. Polarization is gang mentality.
It is ironic that almost every time a criminal activity takes place in the
country, Leader of the People's Action Movement (PAM), Lindsay Grant,
takes to the airwaves or uses his pen to lament. The evidence would
suggest that Grant is playing politics with crime. He seems to be more
concerned with attaining political mileage and increased voter support
rather than concretely addressing the crime situation.
Nothing speaks more to this than an article posted on SKNVibes in
the wake of the unfortunate hold-up and robbery of a tour bus carrying
17 tourist in Sandy Point. The article can at best be described as
hypocritical and at worst sarcastic.
Posted on November 15, 2010 and headlined "St. Kitts opposition
party leader saddened by recent robbery of 17 tourists. Assures visitors
that St. Kitts a safe place to visit", the article gave the appearance in its
opening paragraphs that Grant was very concerned about the robbery
of the tourists and that he wanted to assure visitors that St. Kitts was
still a safe place to visit.
But, any intelligent person reading the article would realize that the
author had a sinister agenda. The author really wanted to portray St.
Kitts as a crime-infested country, where the government was incapable
of controlling crime.
Grant is quoted in the article as saying that he had every confidence
in the police to bring the perpetrators to justice and that St. Kitts was a
still a safe place to visit.
How can one reconcile this statement with chronologically
highlighting crime over the past 10 years and saying that the government
was inefficient? By doing such was Grant really sincere in inviting visitors
to the shores of the federation? The answer to that is no. The article's
headline alone starkly contradicts its contents. The intention of the
author was that of playing politics.
This modus operandi characterizes the PAM. Crime is simply seen as
a political issue; one that they can use to score cheap political points.
One can only remember that over a year ago agents of the PAM were
in New York giving out flyers to potential visitors to St. Kitts to try and
dissuade them from visiting "the murder capital of the world" according
to them.
They were trying to take bread out of the mouths of the citizens of
this country by this anti-patriotic act.
More recently a picture on the front page of the PAM mouthpiece,


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Douglas and Labour
The doomsayers have been spreading negative news on the health
of the economy for some weeks, suggesting that our economic situation
has worsened to the point where our people will experience tremendous
hardship for months on end.
Many of these prophets of gloom and doom blamed the introduction
of the VAT as a contributing factor to the robbery of some seventeen
tourists at Brimstone Hill which they felt would have halted the cruise
ship's arrival to our peaceful and tranquil destination.
However, the gloomy predictions of these critics were soon thrown
out of the window by executive members of the IMF and Cruise
Executives.
Since the horrible and unfortunate incident at Brimstone Hill, the
security forces moved speedily to apprehend the wicked perpetrators
and to charge them for this heinous crime. The security forces must be
commended for the excellent work done in apprehending the criminals
and bring them to justice.
As a result, the ships have agreed to resume their schedules and the
cruise management continues to express confidence in the destination
as a peaceful and tranquil place.
The IMF (International Monetary Fund) executives for the region,
have also expressed confidence in our Federation and revised the growth
projection for 2011 from 0.5 percent to 1.5 percent of GDP (Gross Domestic
Product).
Expressing confidence in the prospects of St Kitts/Nevis economy
in terms of macro-economic stability, Mr Schipke said conditions were
being created to generate high growth.


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SPO KESMAN
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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 25TH 2010 (CUOPM) - St.
Kitts and Nevis' Minister of Tourism and International Transportation
has announced a Tourism Industry's future Safety and Security Agenda
that will incorporate six interrelated components.
He disclosed in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly on
Thursday that the six components are Visitor Protection, Protection of
local staff - i.e. all tourism stakeholder staff; site protection, ecological
management, economic protection and reputation protection.
Details of these components will be fleshed out in the coming weeks,
he said.


The agenda follows a recent
incident in St. Kitts which he said
must not only be an extremely loud
alarm bell, but also a serious wake
up call for all and sundry and
citizens have much more to lose
than the criminals and they cannot
and must not let them destroy
tourism or else they will destroy
the country.
Minister Skerritt gave the
assurance that the unprecedented
incident "will be used to shape the
way forward strategically."
"We cannot and must not wait
until crime spills uncontrollably
into the tourism sector before
acting further. We must recognize,
once and for all, that whether the
criminal is a pickpocket, a purse-
snatcher, or an armed robber, even
that criminal, like the rest of us, will
suffer if crime causes our tourism
industry to die," said Minister


(cont'd on page 3)


"The Democrat" showed a terrorist pointing a gun next
to a cruise liner in highlighting the robbery of the 17
tourist.
It is clear that this was a calculated and malicious
assault on the tourist industry of this country. Was
such a photo plastered on the front page of the
Democrat designed to lure tourists to our beautiful
country? No!
It is time that the PAM stop and think about the


blind politics that they are involved in.
Crime should not be politicized.
We continue to bemoan the robbery of the
tourists. It was not only a crime against our tourism-
based economy but it was a crime against hospitality.
Kittitians and Nevisians are hospitable people. Every
effort would be made to ensure the safety of our
visitors who are dear to all of us.


Mr Schipke said that without
growth everything is challenging.
Our ultimate objective has to be to
improve the growth potential of
the economy and to improve the
livelihood of all citizens in this
country. This is the objective that
the government is pursuing. He
continued that the focus of the
government is stronger economic
growth, improving the living
conditions of all and at the same
time reducing vulnerability to deal
with exogenous shocks.
Of course these projections
may not have pleased the handful
of doomsayers, but they (the
projections) sure brought
continued high levels of
confidence in the leadership of our
Federation who have been working
extremely hard to keep our
beautiful Federation in a fiscally
healthy condition and to present
to the world a very high-class
destination.
Thank God for the Hon Prime
Minister Dr Denzil L Douglas who
is leading the charge with his other
hardworking Cabinet Colleagues.
P.S. Prime Minister, Avoid loud,
aggressive and envious
individuals they are vexatious to
the spirit.




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


IMF revises upwards its economic


growth projections....


(cont'd from page 1)

upwards its growth projections for
the economy of St. Kitts and Nevis
for 2011.
"While there are clear a sign
that the economy has bottomed
out and the recovery remains
fragile, the good news is that the
Four Seasons Resort is likely to
reopen and that should boost
economic activity," said Alfred
Schipke, Division Chief in the
Caribbean 1 Division, Western
Hemisphere Department of the IMF
at a news conference on Monday
of this week, November 22nd.
He said the IMF has updated
its growth projections for 2011
from 0.5 percent and is looking at
a 1.5 percent of GDP.
Mr. Schipke said an IMF Team
has been in the twin-island
Federation over last week looking
at the economic performance and


to assess 2011 and has also been
holding discussions with
stakeholders on the policies that
the government has put in place
and are considering in the new
year or the medium term.
He said the findings of the IMF
Team were presented Monday to
St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister
and Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr.
Denzil L. Douglas and a
presentation made to the Cabinet
both on the broader global and
regional economic outlook since
that is important for a country that
depends highly developments in
the rest of the world and also on
the specifics on St. Kitts and
Nevis.
"We commended them for the
measures that they have already
put into place. There were
measures on the revenue side and
some measures on the expenditure


side that should yield a positive
result especially from 2011
onward," said Mr. Schipke.
He disclosed there were initial
discussions on policies for 2011
and going forward.
"One of the views is that this
is a comprehensive programme
that covers a number of important
areas from a responsible fiscal
policy to the rationalisation of the
public sector and potentially some
areas that would alleviate the
interest burden and all of that
should facilitate the country being
placed on a new trajectory, that will
facilitate a dramatic reduction in
debt levels and by doing so create
the conditions of confidence and
strong private sector-led growth,"
Mr. Schipke told the news
conference.
He said there was consensus
on the broader issues that the
country is facing but also on the
direction that the policies that
need to be implemented.


PM Douglas and French Overseas


Territories

(cont'd from page 1)
Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
and the French Overseas
Territories in the Caribbean was
discussed in Paris, the French
capital last week.
St. Kitts and Nevis Prime
Minister and current Chairman of
the OECS, Hon. Dr. Denzil L.
Douglas discussed the
strengthening of cooperative links
in trade, vocational education and


renewal energy with France's
Minister of Overseas Territories,
Her Excellency Madame Marie-
Luce Penchard.
The meeting described as
"warm and productive" also
focused on healthcare, university
exchanges and prospect of
securing financing from the
European Development Fund
(EDF).
Madame Penchard, in
conformity with the outcome of
Council of Ministers of Overseas
Territories also raised the


St. Kitts and Nevis'

Tourism Industry.......


(cont'd from page 2)
Skerritt, who pointed out that for
law-abiding citizens, the tourist is
a customer, who contributes to the
economic well-being as
individuals and as a country.
"Without the tourist dollars,
many of our local investments will
collapse, local businesses will
wither and die and thousands of


our hard-working and law-abiding
residents will lose their jobs. On
the other hand, the local tourist is
the criminal's victim, and without
tourism, the criminal's "business"
will also wither. Both groups
therefore have a stake in tourism.
But we law-abiding citizens have
much more to lose than the
criminals, and we cannot and must
not let them destroy tourism or


possibility of involving the French
Caribbean and Guianese regional
authorities toward participation in
future meetings of the OECS and
CARICOM, a point that was
particularly well received by Prime
Minister Douglas.
During the talks, Prime Minister
Douglas underlined the
importance of these links in his
capacity as Chairman of the OECS.
"We ardently wish to develop
cooperation between the French
territories and our community in
the Caribbean," said Dr. Douglas.


else they will destroy our country,"
said Minister Skerritt.
He said all must get more
aggressive and effective about
safety and security for citizens,
resident and visitors.
"Since absolute security and
safety are impossible goals, the
Ministry of Tourism can only work
towards reducing the options and
opportunities for criminals. We will
work towards lowering the
probability that another negative
international event will occur. For
the future, the question is not if a
negative event occurred but rather
how many negative events were
prevented from occurring. We will
measure success not in cases
solved (as often is the case in
police work) but rather in events
that have not occurred. This will
be our approach," disclosed
Minister Skerritt.
He said there are numerous
modalities available to achieve the
goals as well as ancillary ones.
He said that one of the ways
that tourism sectors around the


(cont'd on page 20)


3

Incident threatened

reputation of Federation as

a destination, says Minister

Skerritt
(cont'd from page 1)
particular. Much has been said and will continue to be said about
Government's crime fighting efforts. This is an issue which is very close
to all Kittitians and Nevisians, especially those of us who have been
ourselves the victims of crime. There can be no doubt therefore that the
strongest possible focus needs to be brought to bear on how this country
is addressing the problem of crime and what can be done to improve the
effectiveness of our Security forces," said Minister Skerritt.
He made it clear that any actual or perceived failures of this
Government or the Security forces, or any public alarm to do with the
higher than acceptable levels of crime in the communities, "does not
justify the malicious efforts by some bad-minded, misguided and
politically obsessed individuals to use this incident as a weapon in their
strategy to undermine this lawfully elected government, and to knowingly
set out to damage our tourism industry in the process."
"Mr. Speaker, over the past several days, while some of us on this
side of the House were toiling long hours with international damage
control and tourism business recovery, some on the opposition benches
along with a few of their angry, desperate and power-hungry allies, were
creating and reveling in a local radio and social media frenzy with no
regard whatsoever for the possible international repercussions of their
words and actions.
Mr. Speaker, though not completely surprising, it has indeed been
disappointing and disgusting to observe the local political vultures
scheming, swooping and openly feeding on the wounds of this incident
including the misfortune of 17 of our international guests, and without
regard for the ensuing loss of tourism income for hundreds of nationals
and the risk of collapse of our tourism sector. I will say more about this
unfortunate aspect of this incident at a more appropriate time," he told
Parliament.
Minister Skerritt said that the main purpose of his statement is to
report on tourism recovery efforts in the interest of all citizens, rather
than on the dangerous and disgraceful behavior of a handful of misguided
arm chair critics and political desperados.

Parliament approves seven of the 10 Bills
tabled
Minister Skerritt's statement in the National Assembly yesterday
preceded the tabling of some ten (10) Bills for debate by Members of
Parliament.
The Ten (10) Bills tabled are as follows:
(1) The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2010 (which deals specifically
with the sharing of revenue between the two islands of the Federation);
(2) The Financial Services Regulatory Commission (Amendment) Bill,
2010;
(3) The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2010;
(4) The Hotel Accommodation and Restaurant Tax Bill, 2010;
(5) The Architects Registration (Amendment) Bill, 2010. (First Reading
only);
(6) The Interception of Communications Bill, 2010; (First Reading
only)
(7) The Interpretation (Amendment) Bill, 2010;
(8) The Legal ProfessionBill, 2010
(9) Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and
(10) The Electric Transaction Bill, 2010 (First reading only).
The first five Bills were tabled by the Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance, Dr. the Hon. Denzil Douglas
The Interception of Communications Bill ws presented by the Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Hon. Sam Condor; the
Interpretation (Amendment) Bill and the Legal Profession Bill by the
Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, the Hon.
Patrice Nisbett; the Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill by the
Minister of Education and Information, the Hon. Nigel Carty and the
Electronic Transaction Bill by the Minister of Youth Empowerment,
Telecommunications, Technology and Posts, the Hon. Glenn Phillip.
A tenth Bill that was originally placed on the Order Paper for debate,
The Agricultural Produce and Livestock Bill, 2010 was withdrawn at the
start of the proceedings (yesterday morning).
The session concluded yesterday evening with the Prime Minister
tabling a Motion, acknowledging the generous assistance given to the
Federation by the Republic of China (Taiwan) and giving support to
Taiwan as a member of the global community.
The House was adjourned to Friday 3rd December to debate the
outstanding Bills




4 1 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


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Why MPs need to

understand trade

policy issues
Should Members of Parliament bother themselves with the intricacies
of trade policy? Should they bother understanding the terminologies
and concepts underpinning international trade negotiations? Is it part
of their responsibilities to know all these issues? And of what value is it
to their constituencies, anyway?
These and many other questions were the focus of discussions at
the start of a two day workshop to boost Commonwealth Caribbean
parliamentarians' in-depth understanding of trade policy issues that
opened in St Kitts and Nevis on 25 November 2010.
"It does matter that we understand and appreciate trade policy issues
for us to be able to explain the implications of any changes in our trade
relations to our constituencies-because trade affects all of us-as
producers of goods and services, farmers, business people, or
consumers," said an MP from Jamaica.
" As elected representatives of the people, we can't go to our people
and say we did not know about what the implications of a particular
trade policy, or trade arrangement is, or would be to them, " he added.
The seminar is jointly organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat
and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
MPs participating are from both government and opposition. The
opening session was also attended by the Governor General of St Kitts
and Nevis Sir Cuthbert Sebastien.
This point was echoed by Edwin Laurent, Head of International Trade
and Regional Co-operation at the Commonwealth Secretariat who said
in his opening remarks that Parliaments have constitutional
responsibilities to oversee national trade policy that require familiarity
with an extensive range of often quite technical concepts.
Mr Laurent noted that since most international and regional trading
agreements are debated by parliaments, which often need to ratify them,
it is crucial that MPs appreciate the full implications of these trade accords
and sufficiently master the technical concepts in order to participate
fully in the debates.
"The expansion of trade is an important vehicle for promoting
economic growth-so our goal in the Commonwealth is for all countries
to be able to trade and participate in the system on a beneficial basis; but


for this to happen requires sound
trade policies," he added.
On his part, St Kitts and Nevis
trade minister, Dr Timothy Harris
said trade matters to all countries,
irrespective of size, but that for
small states like his, it was even
more important.
"There can never be
sustainable development for small
states if we don't participate fully
and meaningfully in trade. Trade,
whether in goods and services
forms an integral part of life in the
Caribbean. We need to master the
skills and concepts of trade policy
issues. Only then can international
trade become a vehicle for driving
sustainable development and
poverty eradication," he said.
He commended the
Commonwealth Secretariat and
CPA for providing a platform for
global advocacy on issues of
concern to small states.
"No other international
institution has today matched the
Commonwealth in doing advocacy
and providing technical advice
and assistance to small states. We
hugely value our membership to
the Commonwealth," he added.
The seminar will examine
issues such as the dynamic role of
the modem day parliament in the
management and oversight of trade
policy, the structure, principles and
functioning of the international
trading systems and how changes
impact on economic growth and
development. MPs will also review
the functioning of the World Trade


"On his part, St Kitts and Nevis trade minister, Dr
Timothy Harris said trade matters to all countries,
irrespective of size, but that for small states like his, it was
even more important. "


Organization system, the Doha
negotiations and the recently
concluded Economic Partnership
Agreements.
The Caribbean seminar is one
in a series of policy workshops that


the Commonwealth has been
organising in different regions.
Previous seminars of
Commonwealth MPs have been
held in South Asia, East Africa and
the Pacific.


RESERVE THIS DATE

Monday 13th December, 2010

for
St. Gorge 's Anglican

Annual

SChristmas Concert


i ^ T PUBLIC NOTICE


lr. The Hon. Timothy Harris,
Member Parliament for of St. Christopher #7
is pleased to advise his constituents that
a health walk will take place
on Saturday 27th November 2010.
The walk will start at Belle Vue opposite Lida Lake's
Residence and end at Ottley's Hard Court.
A healthy breakfast will be served.
Walk starts at 5:30 am


-




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


Attorney General

appeals Judge's ruling

in Cedric Liburd -

Eugene Hamilton

election petition
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 24TH 2010 (CUOPM) -
Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Hon. Patrice
Nisbett is asking the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal to set aside the
recent ruling of British Virgin Islands High Court Judge, Her Ladyship
Justice Indra Harriprashad-Charles in the Cedric Liburd-Eugene Hamilton
Election Petition, that there was no need for his intervention in the Cedric
Liburd-Eugene Hamilton Election Petition, as it raised no issues of grave
constitutional importance which called for the interpretation of section
28 (1) (a) of the Constitution.


Mr. Cedric Liburd Hon. Eugene Hamilton
Papers filed in the High Court also ask the Appeal Court to set aside
Justice Harriprashad-Charles Order in her judgement of October 13th
2010 that the Hon. Eugene Alastair Hamilton, the 1st Respondent, was
duly returned and elected as the representative to the National Assembly
for Constituency No. 8 in the January 25th 2010 General Elections.


The Appeal Court is also being
asked to order that the Hon.
Eugene Alastair Hamilton, the 1st
Respondent, was not properly
nominated and therefore was not
duly elected to the National
Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The Attorney General
Chambers raised as Grounds of
Appeal that the Learned Trial
Judge erred and or misdirected
herself when she held at paragraph
81 of her Judgment that "...there
was no need for the intervention
of the Attorney General. As far as
I am concerned the Election
Petition raised no issues of grave
constitutional importance which
calls for the interpretation of
section 28 (1) (a) of the
Constitution. The section is clear
and unambiguous. That said, the
Attorney General will bear his own
costs." (Paragraph 81 of the
Judgment)" in that the Learned
Judge failed to properly consider
that (i) the right of the Attorney
General to intervene under the
Constitution is unfettered and/or
a matter of public interest and
therefore, the right of intervention
was not dependent on a
construction of any provision of
the Constitution.
That the Learned Trial Judge
erred in law and or misdirected
herself when she failed to
appreciate and/or consider the fact
that another Judge of concurrent


jurisdiction, His Lordship Mr.
Justice Francis Belle, had granted
the Attorney General's
Application to intervene in the
matter and therefore there was no
basis to question or set aside the
right of the Attorney General to
intervene.
The Learned Trial Judge erred
in law and/ or misdirected herself
when she held that the Petition did
not call for an interpretation of
section 28 (1) (a) of the
Constitution when in effect that
was the most important issue for
determination by the
Court.Leamed Judge erred in law
and/or misdirected herself when
she failed to properly consider all
of the evidence and/ or properly
consider and or hold that Mr.
Cedric Liburd's case was framed
in the alternative and not solely
on the basis of an allegation or
averment that Mr. Hamilton was in
possession of a foreign passport;
Mr. Hamilton had in fact travelled
to the United States on a foreign
document or papers; Mr. Hamilton
was obliged to among other
things, travel to and pay taxes in
the United States of America
otherwise he would lose his status
in the United States of America
and that he Mr. Hamilton on the
facts and proper interpretation of
section 28 (1) (a) of the
Constitution owed and/or was
under an obligation or


acknowledgment of obedience to
a foreign state namely the United
States of America.
The Appeal documents
detailed the facts which are
challenged. They include - "Mr.
Hamilton may be telling untruths
to the United States Government
every time he attempts to enter that
country but that is not a concern
of this court." [Paragraph 45 of the
Judgment].
"However, the evidence, as I
found it, is that Mr. Hamilton lives
and works in St. Kitts and he
occasionally visits his wife and
children in Florida. There is not an
iota of evidence that he maintains
a permanent residence in the
United States. Therefore, this issue
is merely a bare allegation
unsubstantiated by evidence."
[Paragraph 49]
"It is therefore plain that Mr.
Hamilton, who has permanent
resident status in the United
States, is not, by virtue of his own
act, under any acknowledgement
of allegiance or obedience or
adherence to any foreign power or
state. He is still a foreign national
as far as the laws of the United
States are concerned. He is a citizen
of St. Christopher and Nevis and
as such, he is under an
acknowledgement of allegiance to
that country." [Paragraph 78 of the
Judgment].


By Melissa Amsterdam
The names and countries of the contestants in this year's Miss Digicel
Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Show were released this
week, 23rd November, at the ZIZ Television and Radio Headquarters,
Springfield, Basseterre.
Members of the Haynes Smith Pageant Committee along with Platinum
Sponsor Digicel gave the names of the 12 confirmed beauties and informed
the media and the listening public about what would occur in this the
31st staging of the prestigious show.
To date twelve countries have confirmed. After a slide show of the
young beauties competing this year, Akilah Byron-Nisbett, Contestant
and Activities Coordinator gave their names and which country they
hailed from.


(L-R) Chairman of the Haynes Smith Youth Committee, Mr. Antonio
Maynard; St. Kitts representative, Miss Zinga Imo and Digicel's
A lo, I,. 1, i Manager, Ms. Genieve Hanley.


She listed them as: Miss
Anguilla, 16-year-old Chelsey
Hughes ; Miss Antigua and
Barbuda, 16-year-old Trevorlyn
Sheppard; Miss Barbados, 18-
year-old Danika Haynes; Miss
British Virgin Islands, 16-year-old
Sylvanna Charles; Miss
Dominican Republic, 17-year-old
Birdalina Trinidad; Miss Grenada,
17 years old Nandy Noel; Miss
Guyana; Miss Jamaica, 18-year-old
Chanike Russell; Miss St. Lucia,
17-year-old Racquel John; Miss St.
Martin; Miss St. Thomas and
Miss Trinidad and Tobago, 17-
year-old Kerry-Ann Sealy.
Also present and the pageant
launch was St. Kitts', Zinga Imo.
The poised 16 year old contestant
who won last year's Miss UDC's
Talented Teen Crown spoke about
her preparations for the Haynes
Smith Pageant which is slated for
30th December at its new venue,
Football City.
"Preparations are going very
well and I am working very hard. I
hope to become the winner of this
year's Caribbean Talented Teen
Show and make my country very
proud," she said while extending
an invitation to all to come out and
give their support on the night of


16 year old Zinga Imo, Miss St.
Kitts.

the show.
Chairman of the Hayne Smith
Committee, Mr. Antonio Maynard,
revealed that this year a doubling
crowning will not reoccur. This
year the Committee has provided
provisions to thwart such an
event.
"The Hayne Smith Youth Club
has decided to introduce a "Tie
Breaker Policy" for all upcoming
shows," Mr. Maynard revealed.
He said that "this is as a result
of last year's unprecedented when
last year two contestants were tied
for queen".
"This policy shall apply to final
placing positions and segment
winners where there shall be no
tie for any position including the
winning queen position," he said.


It was also mentioned that the
two reigning queens - Miss St.
Lucia and Miss St. Kitts - have
become great friends in spite
sharing the crown.
Digicel's Marketing Manager,
Ms. Genieve Hanley, expressed
her delight at Digicel having
sponsored the show for six
consecutive years.
"We are glad to still be a
partner," she said, "we are happy
to give young people both locally
and regionally a chance to
showcase their talents to the
public; it's good to be a part of
something positive".
Ms. Hanley presented the
Chairman with a symbolic cheque
of EC$37, 000 to assist with the
pageant's undertaking.
Other fantastic revelations
made by the Pageant Committee
were the Digicel Text Competitions
which will include fabulous prizes
for winners.
Fans of the contestants can
vote via text who they think will
win the pageant and who they like
as Miss Photogenic.
To predict the winner of the
show fans are asked to text W and
the country's area code to
'18697647568'. To predict the most
photogenic contestant text P and
the country's area code to
'18697647568'.
The press conference was
chaired by Diana Williams-
Humphreys, a member of the
Contestants and Activities Sub-
committee of the pageant.


Digicel Haynes Smith

Committee releases names of

confirmed contestants


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6

Sixth Biennial Conference and

General Meeting of the

Caribbean Ombudsman

Association
The Sixth Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Ombudsman
Association (CAROA) whose theme was 'Integrity - The Foundation
of Good Governance' was held at the World Trade Centre, Curaqao and
hosted by the Ombudsman of Curaqao. Participants included persons
holding offices of ombudsman, legal luminaries, scholars and
practitioners from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the
British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaqao, Jamaica, Grenada, St
Maarten, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, the
Netherlands, South Africa, United States of America, United Kingdom
and the Commonwealth Secretariat, London. The conference was
officially declared openby Mr. Frits Goedgedrage, LLM, Governor General
of Curaqao. The President of the Central Bank of Curaqao and St Maarten,
Dr. Emsley Tromp, delivered the Keynote Address.
At the conclusion of the Conference the following Communique was
issued:
1. Integrity, defined as honesty, trust, accountability, fairness and
wholeness of the person, is the hallmark of good governance. It is a
common thread that should run through all ombudsman and ombudsman-
like institutions in the region. In this vein, it is vital that ombudsman
functionaries invest in building the public trust, continue to support
one another and network with other oversight agencies in achieving
their respective mandates;
2. The concept of ombudsmanship has grown in popularity in the
Caribbean region over the last few decades so much so that both common
law and other legal systems have enacted laws to establish the office.
The support of governments in the region is vital for the advancement
of the ombudsman concept and, in turn, the strengthening of democratic
processes;
3. CAROA welcomes its new members - Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis,
the British Virgin Islands and St Maarten. We look forward to the
appointment of an ombudsman for Guyana and Turks and Caicos
respectively. Countries of the region that have not yet established an
office, such as the Commonwealth of Dominica as well as St Vincent and
Grenadines, are encouraged to do so;
4. In order to reinforce the idea that integrity is the cornerstone of
the institution of ombudsmanship, a Code of Ethics should be developed
to guide the offices in the region. A Committee of Experts was established
to develop the Code and report to the Council;
5. Given the significant role of the office of the ombudsman in the
region, a concerted effort should be made to secure recognition of and
participationby CAROA as a regional body in CARICOM. A Committee
of Experts was established to develop a framework for the realisation of
this idea;
6. While acknowledging the support extended to them by their
respective governments, ombudsman offices still face considerable
challenges because of the ever-growing expectations of citizens. The
Conference urges governments to be more responsive to the financial
needs of the office to better enable the ombudsman to carry out his
functions.
The Conference mourns the tragic passing of the late Prime Minister
of Barbados, The Honourable David John Howard Thompson, QC, a
champion of ombudsmanship in the region. It extends condolences to
his family, the Government and people of Barbados. The Conference
also extends sympathy to countries which have recently suffered
devastation and loss of lives from the passage of hurricane Tomas.
The Conference applauds the efforts of the Protector du Citoyen of
Haiti, who was unable to attend this Sixth Biennial Conference, in the
face of the on-going tragedy in that country. It calls on the international
community to extend further generous support to Haiti in her difficult
time.
The Conference congratulates Dr. Hayden Thomas, former
Ombudsman of Antigua and Barbuda and former President of CAROA
on his induction as an Honorary Life member of the International
Ombudsman Institute.
Finally, the Conference acknowledges the contributions of the
Government of Curaqao and several corporate sponsors to the funding
of the programme. Further, the Conference recognizes the continuing
contribution of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London towards the
implementation of CAROA activities.
The Sixth General Meeting of the Caribbean Ombudsman
Association followed the conference on Thursday 4th November at the
Marriott Beach Resort. The outgoing President and the Secretary/
Treasurer's reports were adopted at the meeting and were followed by
brief reports and discussionby members. There was a lengthy discussion


The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


on the Draft Amended Constitution which was deferred for adoption. The meeting elected a new Council to
run the affairs of the Association for the next two (2) years. Elected to Council were:
Mr Valton Bend - President, Ombudsman of Barbados
Ms Nicola Williams - Vice President, Ombudsman of Cayman Islands
Mrs Barbara Taylor - Secretary/Treaurer, Barbados (re-elected)
Ms Lynette Stephenson - Member, Ombudsman of Trinidad
Mr Walford Gumbs - Member, Ombudsman of St Kitts and Nevis
AlbaMartijn - Member, Ombudsman of Curacao
The next Conference and General Meeting is due to be held in St Maarten in 2012.


Elected CAROA Council Members 2010-2012
Standing: Ms. Alba Martijn, Curacao and Mr Walford Gumbs, St Kitts-Nevis
Seated: Ms. Nicola Williams, Vice President; Mr. Valton Bend, President;
Mrs Barbara Taylor Secretary Treasurer and Ms Lynette Stephenson, Trinidad & Tobago


INVITATION TO TENDER

THE CHRISTOPHER AIR AND SEA PORTS AUTHORITY
IS INVITING BIDS FOR THE PROVISION OF
OFFSITE CARGO HANDLING SERVICES

OFFSITE CARGO HANDLING OPERATOR
Ref#CHO2010SEA

The Cargo Handling Operator will be required to provide offsite cargo handling
services to importers.
The successful applicant will be required to enter into a contract with the St.
Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority for a minimum of three years.
The service provider must ensure that staff is adequately trained in safety
procedures and capable of providing a high level of customer service. The service
provider must also have adequate insurance to cover risks associated with cargo
handling operations.
Applicants must comply with a fee-charging regime in accordance with existing
tariffs and are requested to contact the Authority for further information on the
tariffs.
The Authority will make available for lease by the service provider three (3) three-
ton forklifts to assist in the performance of the service.
As part of their tender, applicants are required to submit a comprehensive proposal
of their firm/business including its profile, experience, staff and equipment
capacity, proposed costs and any other relevant information.
Applications must be sent to the Administrative Offices at the Sea Port, Bird Rock,
in sealed envelopes addressed to:
The Bid Review Committee Ref# CHO2010SEA
St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority
Bird Rock
P.O. Box 963
Basseterre, St. Kitts

The deadline for the submission of tenders is 4:00 pm on Friday, 3rd December,
2010. For further information, please contact the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports
Authority at 465-8121 ext. 145.

The St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority will not bind itself to accepting the
lowest or any bid.




The Labour Spokesman


The anti-Government
Coalition has been loud and clear
in its assessment that the Tourism
Sector has declined significantly
and that its contribution to the
national economy has decreased
seriously. The Ministry of Tourism
has challenged such an
assessment and has provided the
relevant data.
The partisans of the anti-
Government Coalition wanted to
ensure a decline in the Tourist
Industry. And so they used their
influence to effect what turned out
to be a hold-up at gunpoint on
November 14, 2010 of 17 cruise
passengers on a tour bus at
Brimstone Hill.
The action of these misguided
criminal buffoons is not atypical
of those who wish to destroy the
economy of St. Kitts and Nevis.
We saw such a dangerous action
on the night of June 0, 1967. On
that night a number of political
opponents of Premier Bradshaw
joined with a gang of dissident
Anguillans in an effort to
overthrow, by force of arms, the
lawfully elected Labour Party
Government.
During the 1960s and 70s, the
Sugar Industry, which was the
mainstay of our economy, was in
deep trouble. The Labour
Government set-out to shore-up
the failing Sugar Industry by


initialling a Project called The
Sugar Industry Rescue Operation
(SIRO). While the Labour Party
Government was trying to rescue
the Sugar Industry by means of
SIRO, the political opponents of
the Labour Party Government were
trying to destroy the Industry by
setting fire night after night in one
cane field after another.
The next attempt by political
opponents to destroy the
economy came after the Labour
Party Government acquired the
Basseterre Sugar Factory.
The enemies of the Labour
Party Government engaged in
significant acts of sabotage which
were visited upon the Sugar
Factory. Operations of the Sugar
Factory were virtually trouble-free
while the property was privately
owned. As soon as the Sugar
Factory was taken over by the
Government, all sorts of strange
and unusual breakdowns began to
occur to the machinery, engines
and equipment. The saboteurs
were at work.
We must not forget also that
in the 1970s a leading member of
PAM organised a taxi drivers strike
while one of the largest cruise
liners was riding at anchor in the
Basseterre Roadstead. This
senseless and dangerous act was
nullified by the quick and patriotic


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


action of Earle Clarke who
mobilised a group of private motor-
car owners to accommodate and
entertain the cruise passengers.
We still remember that during
the latter half of the 1960s the Hon.
C.A.P. Southwell was negotiating
the implementation of the
INDELCO Project. The INDELCO
Project was a multi-million dollar
project aimed at the
comprehensive tourism
development of Frigate Bay Estate.
Now what was PAM's
reaction? The PAM Party arranged
for a certain poor taxi man to take
out full-page advertisements in the
world's leading newspapers,
warning would-be investors not to
put their money in any business
venture in St. Kitts.
So whether we influence a
couple of dunce-head fellows to
attack a tour bus or pay to publish
negative advertisements about St.
Kitts in the world's leading
newspapers, the intention is all the
same. That is to destroy the
economy of St. Kitts and Nevis.
We all knew that there would
be a political response from the
enemies of Labour following the
attack on the tour bus at Brimstone
Hill on Sunday, November 14. We
also knew what form the response
would take. The response would,
in a large measure, put the blame
for the attack on the Prime Minister,


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The general public by now has become quite accustomed to that
form of response. The political opposition always say to their partisans:
Of course, we must blame the Prime Minister, who else? He is the one
whose seat we want to win. He is the one whose government we want to
fall.
We learn from SOCIOLOGY about Socialisation which is "The
process by which new members (children) of a society are instilled with
the fundamental elements of their culture." We also learn that the agents
of Socialisation are as follows, namely - the Family, the School, the
Church, the Peer Group, the Work Place, the Mass Media and the State
(Government).
The 6th Commandment says "Thou shalt not kill (murder)." The 8th
Commandment says "Thou shalt not steal." Who is to instil in our children
the fear of God, the love of neighbour and respect for those two
Commandments? Is it Dr. Douglas or is it the Parents, the school and the
Church? And does Dr. Douglas go about encouraging children and
young people to lie, cheat, steal and murder?
For PAM, the CCM/PAM Coalition and the Democrat, politics is not
an activity engaged inby civilised human beings. It is an activity without
rules or boundaries or ethics. As one well-known PAM member once put
it, Politics is like stampede Wrestling. Anything goes.
So the PAMites and their partisans sacrifice everything, morals, ethics,
scruples, compassion on the altar of political expediency. Nothing is too
sacred to violate or too holy to trample upon.
These people therefore would spread false and nasty rumours about
an imaginary robbery at a famous restaurant in Basseterre and also about
a US$91.0 million cheque sent to Dr. Douglas by the Italians. These sons
of Belial also used their influence to cause people to engage in unlawful
and anti-social acts detrimental to public safety and to the stability of
our country's economy.
The attainment of political power is all that matters to PAM. And
PAM uses its political power to satisfy its own greed, selfishness,
cupidity and rapacity.


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8 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


Princess Cruises and

Carnival Cruise Lines

resume original


schedules
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
NOVEMBER21ST2010 (CUOPM)
- Top cruise line officials have
indicated confidence in St. Kitts
as a cruise ship destination.
A week after a tour bus robbery
prompted Carnival Cruise Lines
and Princess Cruises to bypass
two mid-week scheduled port calls
at St. Kitts' Port Zante, executives
from both lines have announced
the reinstatement of their original
schedules.
"I am happy to advise that
Princess Cruises will resume its
schedule of calls effective with the
next calls of the Grand Princess and
Emerald Princess on December 1st
We appreciate everything St. Kitts
has done to mitigate this most
unfortunate and unusual
situation." Steve Nielsen, V.P.
Caribbean and Atlantic Shore
Operations, Princess Cruises is
quoted by the St. Kitts Tourism
Authority Monday.
"Based on our confidence in
the ability of St. Kitts to provide a
safe and secure environment for
our cruise guests as well as crew
members visiting the island, I am
pleased to advise that Carnival
Cruise Lines is returning to St.
Kitts effective Friday, November
26th with the call of the Carnival
Victory," said Gordon Buck, Vice
President of Caribbean Relations
for Carnival Cruise Lines.
Federal Minister of Tourism,
Sen. the Hon. Richard "Ricky"
Skerritt has confirmed that all
cruise lines currently calling at St.
Kitts have reconfirmed their
intention to maintain their
schedules based on the swift
implementation of additional
security measures in the tourist
areas.
"The fact that this was an
isolated event, combined with the
swift arrest and the November
18th charging of the five robbery
suspects, also made the
reinstatement of cruise schedules
more likely.
"Our local security forces
deserve commendation on their
rapid response in apprehending
the perpetrators of this
unprecedented crime. Increased
police presence was already in
place by the time the Celebrity
Summit made its scheduled port
call the very next day after the
incident." said Skerritt, who is also
Minister of International
Transport.
He added: "Throughout my
close and ongoing contact with
key decision-makers and other
international tourism partners in
the aftermath of this
unprecedented event, I was


Photo: Azura berth at St. .,Port Zante on Sunday
20th November 2010 t o
(Photo is courtesy of the St. r.h Authority).
.


gratified by the support expressed
for our destination and the
confidence of all stakeholders in
our future," he concluded.
There was clear evidence that
cruise shipping is back to normal
in St Kitts when visitors from
P&O's 3,500 passenger ship,
Azura, connected with the island's
rich culture and heritage when they
enjoyed the usual varied onshore
tour activities on Sunday.


INVITATION TO TENDER



THE CHRISTOPHER AIR AND SEA PORTS AUTHORITY
IS INVITING BIDS
FOR THE PROVISION OF AIRCRAFT GROUND HANDLING SERVICES
AT THE ROBERT L. BRADSHAW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
ST. KITTS


AIRCRAFT GROUND HANDLING SERVICES OPERATOR
ROBERT L. BRADSHAW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Ref#AGH2010RLB

The Aircraft Ground Handling Services Operator will be required to provide ground handling services to all
types of private and commercial aircraft that operate out of the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. The
scope of services to be provided shall include but not be limited to:

a. Passenger stairs/step services;
b. High (container) loader and belt loader services;
c. Lavatory, water and air conditioning services;
d. Ground power and tow/pushback services;
e. Any other services which are deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the Airport.

The successful applicant will be required to enter into a "Concession Agreement" with the St. Christopher Air
and Sea Ports Authority for a minimum of three years.
The service provider must adhere to rigorous maintenance and operational procedures to meet local and
international safety and security standards, and will be subject to regular audited inspections. The service
provider must ensure that staff is adequately trained in safety and security procedures and capable of
providing a high level of customer service.
The service provider must have insurance coverage for all risks associated with ground handling operations.
Applicants must comply with a fee-charging regime in accordance with existing tariffs and are requested to
contact the Authority for further information.
Applications must be sent to the Administrative Offices at the Sea Port, Bird Rock, in sealed envelopes
addressed to:

The Bid Review Committee Ref #GH2010RLB
St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority
Bird Rock
P.O. Box 963
Basseterre, St. Kitts

The deadline for the submission of tenders is 4:00 pm on Friday, 3rd December, 2010. For further
information, please contact the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority at 465-8121 ext. 145.
The St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority will not bind itself to accepting the lowest or any bid.




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


PhunnMakers UNiTE

PhunnMakers Mas Camp has joined forces with the United Nations Secretary General's
Campaign to End Violence against Women by raising awareness through their all-inclusive
fete, dubbed PhunnMakers Night Mas. This 'coming together' which is slated for Friday,
17th December, 2010, at 9 pm at Port Zante Terminal is being hailed as a 'feel good, do
good" event of the season with extensive positive vibrations.
Aline-up of artiste whose calypsos have focused on the theme Violence against Women
and Women Empowerment have already been contracted which includes Socrates, Astro,
Venus, Masud Sadiki and Konris alongside a special guest artiste. The musical entertainment
will be region's number one DJ Ronnie Rascal and the Asylum Sound System.
A selection of Caribbean culinary delights will be featured on the buffet stations coupled
with selected premium drinks from our partners, and special local treats.
Entrance to this event is by ticket only available from PhunnMakers executives while a
limited number of VIP tables will be available on a first come first reserved basis. The dress
code is elegantly casual with dancing shoes, so come prepared to party the night away.
PhunnMakers Mas Camp is currently the longest running carnival mas camp. Its
philosophy is authentic Kittitian while expressing creative pageantry in a kaleidoscope of
cultural elements. Founded ten (10) years ago, the group is preparing to stage its milestone
production for this year's national carnival in December. Coming out of a second place
showing for last carnival, a third place position for our debut in Culturama, and followed
closely by another first presentation in Leeds Carnival, PhunnMakers has truly become an
international force.
Our 2010 - 2011 presentation is entitled 'De Calypso Legend' as a tribute to our very
own King Ellie Matt. The mas camp, the Phunn Spot is located at the comer of Kim Collins
Highway and Frigate Bay Road and is the Friday Night action area for pre-carnival events.
Teaming up with the UNiTE Campaign, are other sponsors Carib Brewery; Brimley Gold
and Grace Tropical Rhythms through their agent, OD Brisbane; Digicel; ZIZ Radio and
Television, SKN Vibes, and Sunshines Beach Lounge.



Clash of the High Schools 2010

this weekend


The date is set for what is being dubbed
the most highly anticipated event of the
year! The Clash of the High Schools 2010,
Song and Dance competition will be held
on November 27th at Carnival Village, after
being postponed several weeks ago due to
unfavourable weather conditions.
The start time is 7:00 p.m. where popular
sound TNO will start spinning prior to the


The PhunnMakers Mas Camp takes this
opportunity to extend joyous season's
greetings to everyone and issues a clarion


call for a violent free Christmas and Carnival
2010-2011.


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opening number that will feature reigning
champions Washington Archibald High
School as well as the Sugar Mas 2k10-2kl 1
National Talented Teen Contestants.
Following a loud and proud fanfare all
the high schools on St. Kitts will compete
for the title of 'Most talented High School'.
Fans have been crying out for the
event's new date, since its postponement


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in October and the
anticipation has only
been getting
stronger. Infamus,
Rolhensha,
Dymanyzd and Vito
will be there! Adding
to this star-studded
line-up is Bubbles,
Pinocchio, Poinciana
Theatre Productions,
Dog and lots more!
V i s i t
www.facebook.com/
clashoflthehighschools
a n d
www.islandsoulentcom
for further
information and give-
aways.
Fun, Excitement
and Competition!
Clash of the High
Schools 2010! You
can't afford to miss it.
Tickets available at
the respective high
schools for $15 or $20
at the gate.
The Clash of the
High Schools
committee would like
to thank all our
sponsors and fans for
their unending
support and
enthusiasm.


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By Melissa Amsterdam
Telecoms Company LIME yet
again showed their commitment to
nation building with the donation
of 17 Alcatel phones to the Police
Force, last week Friday (November
19th) at the Police Headquarters,
Basseterre.
The phones according to the
Country Manager of LIME, Mr.
David Lake, were donated to the
Police Force by his company to
assist in the work, mobile patrol
and surveillance of the Police.
"We are trying to help to bring


the scourge of crime under control
in our dear Federation," Mr. Lake
explained.
"This service is entirely
complementary. The service will be
absolutely free of cost," he added.
Mr. Lake stated that the
donation is the least LIME, as a
responsible corporate citizen,
could do in the assistance of the
Police for their efforts and work.
Before presenting phones to
the Acting Commissioner of
Police, Mr. Stafford Liburd, Mr.
Lake made it known that he is very


The Labour Spokesman


proud of the Police Force,
especially recently with their crime
fighting abilities.
"We would all like to see more
done but it takes time", Mr. Lake
commented, "It is a difficult job;
we need to support the Police and
stand behind them and show our
solidarity as a nation".
Commissioner Liburd, on
behalf of the Royal St. Kitts Nevis
Police, thanked LIME for their
contribution to nation building
with the kind gesture of the phone
donation.
He said that when called upon,
LIME as a corporate citizen is
always willing to make an
invaluable contribution.
In light of the incidents of the
Brimstone Hill robbery of
November 14th, the Acting


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


Commissioner sees the addition of
the mobile phones as a stepping
stone to assist with the crime
situation.
In terms of the usage of the
phones he stated: "When cruise
ships arrive in the Federation one
of these phones will be in a Police
Officer's hand to be used as a tool
in the fight against crime".
"Certainly the phones will
allow effective communication
amongst officers while on duty,"
the Acting Commissioner noted.
He also promised that "the
Police Force will utilize the phones
in the appropriate manner".
He went on to thank and
encourage the general public in
their contribution to crime solving
by cooperating with the Police
Force, especially in the support


INVITATION TO TENDER


THE CHRISTOPHER AIR AND SEA PORTS AUTHORITY
IS INVITING BIDS FOR THE PROVISION OF
GROUND MAINTENANCE AND LANDSCAPING SERVICES


GROUND MAINTENANCE AND LANDSCAPING CONTRACTOR
Ref #GM2010SCASPA


The Ground Maintenance and Landscaping Contractor will be responsible for keeping grass and other
vegetation on the Airport and Seaport Compounds in an aesthetically pleasing condition and in accordance
with international safety and security standards. The work will include clearance of fencing and other areas
where vegetation is likely to obstruct visibility at both the Airport and Seaport.

Specifically, the Ground Maintenance and Landscaping Contractor will be required to:

a. Cut and maintain grass and other vegetation throughout the entire Airport compound and Seaport
Compound extending to 10 feet outside of the perimeter fence;
b. Clean fences, and keep fences clear of trees, shrubs, vines and any other vegetation or objects to
ensure maximum visibility;
c. Submit a schedule to the Authority for provision of the highest standard of ground maintenance
and landscaping services.

The Contractor will be responsible for supplying all labour, materials and equipment required to perform the
work.
Persons interested in submitting a tender to provide the service of a Ground Maintenance and
Landscaping Contractor are requested to submit a comprehensive proposal, including their business profile,
experience, past projects, staff and equipment capacity, proposed costs and any other relevant information.
Applications must be sent to the Administrative Offices at the Seaport, Bird Rock, in sealed envelopes
addressed to:

The Bid Review Committee Ref#GM2010SCASPA
St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority
Bird Rock
P.O. Box 963
Basseterre, St. Kitts

The deadline for the submission of tenders is 4:00 pm on Friday, 3rd December, 2010. For further
information, please contact the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority at 465-8121 ext. 145.


The St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority will not bind itself to accepting the lowest or any bid.


received after the Brimstone Hill
robbery in which five individuals
were arrested and formally charged
with the public's help.


Eurosport to

broadcast

Caribbean

Twenty20 in

exclusive UK

deal
London: November 21st 2010
- Eurosport has further increased
its portfolio of international cricket
with the acquisition of the exciting
Caribbean Twenty20 Tournament
which begins early in the New
Year.
The Caribbean T20 2011 will
feature Barbados, Guyana,
Jamaica, Leeward Islands,
Trinidad & Tobago, Windward
Islands, Combined Campuses &
Colleges and Canada.
In a new development to the
Caribbean T20 2011 format, two
teams from the English game have
been invited by the West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB) to compete
alongside the domestic teams.
Friends Provident t20 champions,
Hampshire Royals, and runners up
Somerset will oin the tournament,
which will be played from 10-23
January 2011.
The Sir Vivian Richards Cricket
Grounds in Antigua will be the
venue for the first round of
Caribbean T20 matches with the
final stages played at the
Kensington Oval ground in
Barbados. The inaugural
tournament took place in July 2010
and was wonby Guyana, who beat
Barbados by one wicket.
The tournament features two
matches each day which will begin
at approximately 8pm and midnight
UK time. Eurosport in the UK will
show at least 15 games exclusively
live with a commitment to show
Hampshire and Somerset matches
and the semis and final live.
Hampshire begin their
campaign on Tuesday 11th Jan
against Canada, with Somerset
facing Guyana the following day
on Wednesday Jan 12th.
Matches will be broadcast
across British Eurosport and
Eurosport 2, with matches also
streamed online via the Eurosport
Player.
David Kerr, Managing Director
of Eurosport UK said: "It's great
to start 2011 with yet more cricket
on Eurosport and it will be
fascinating to follow the
adventures of Hampshire and
Somerset as they take on the best
of the West Indies sides. Cricket
has proved a real hit with

(cont'd on page 22)




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


Government not

giving up on youth

aays Social




Minister
Basseterre, St. Kitts, November .
24, 2010 (SKNIS): Government is
strengthening its Pro-Youth Policy
to rehabilitate the segment of the
youth population which is
exhibiting anti-social behavior. Hon. Marcella Lib
Minister Liburd made this FILE PHOTO
statement as she addressed at-risk youth. Th
participants at a one-day juvenile rehabilit
consultation designed to fine-tune
the Child Development Project. It
has as its major priority the
construction of the N .\" Horizons
Co-ed Centre" and the
implementation of the project
geared at improving the lives of


urd

e centre is a
ation facility


being constructed in Harris'.
Focusing on rehabilitation and
transformation, the Minister said
"it is the conviction of the
Government that if we fail to create
an enabling environment for
realizing the fullest potential of our
young people, we would
inevitably be passing on feelings
of deprivation, inequality and
alienation which could result in
lawlessness and
underdevelopment."
The activity, organized for
stakeholders from a wide cross
section of society, was organized
to brainstorm ideas that will serve
as the basis for the Child
Development Project.
Minister Liburd called on those
present to ensure that they are


considerate of the causes of
juvenile delinquency and the
purpose of the centre before
seeking to make proposals that
would constitute a workable
intervention.
She suggested that due
consideration be given to the
demographic of youth involved
including the type of households
and family structure they come
from, their gender, their level of
vulnerability, the types of acts they
commit as well as their ages. From
the general public's point of view
she recommended that their
general fears and concerns also be
considered.
Minister Liburd recommitted
her Ministry to ensuring that
adequate resources, clear


accountability, quality service and
proper implementation and
evaluation structures would be put
in place. She assured that every
attempt would be made for the
proper allocation of financial
resources.
"The resources committed for
this project will be utilized for
providing meaningful second
chances for our nation's children
and our young people," Minister
Liburd emphasized.
Project Manager Mr. Raphael
Archibald expressed gratitude to
the Minister whom he said had
done much to advance the project.
He also commended Permanent
Secretary Sharon Rattan whom he
credited with the idea of holding
the critically important
consultation.


Brimstone Hill

Fortress

National Park

Society

welcomes

announcement

of National

Action Plan

for Crime
The Brimstone Hill Fortress
National Park Society welcomes
the announcement from the
Ministry of National Security of its
intention to launch a concerted
and coordinated attempt to stem
the wave of serious crimes in St.
Kitts and Nevis. The Society
welcomes this initiative not only
because of the senseless and
callous attack on 17 of our visitors
on Sunday 14 November 2010, but
also out of our general concern as
Kittitians and Nevisians for the
direction our country is heading
in.
The Brimstone Hill Fortress
National Park Society shall
endeavour to do all within its
power, with the assistance of the
Security Forces, to ensure the
safety and security of staff and
visitors at the Brimstone Hill
Fortress National Park. However,
the Society would also like to use
this medium to remind the
authorities, along with all residents
and citizens of our Federation, that
for any initiative against crime to
be successful it must be a
consistent and sustained effort.

Cameron St. RP. Gill
General Manager


INVITATION TO TENDER


THE CHRISTOPHER AIR AND SEA PORTS AUTHORITY
IS INVITING BIDS
FOR THE PROVISION OF CLEANING AND JANITORIAL SERVICES
AT THE ROBERT L. BRADSHAW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
ST. KITTS

CLEANING AND JANITORIAL CONTRACTOR
ROBERT L. BRADSHAW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Ref #CC2010RLB

The Cleaning and Janitorial Contractor will provide professional cleaning and janitorial services to the Robert
L. Bradshaw International Airport Terminal Building as well as the Maintenance Building and the Control
Tower.

The Cleaning and Janitorial Contractor will be required to:

a. Provide regular daily cleaning of all areas of the Airport including offices, bathrooms, lounges and
all fixtures and fittings therein;
b. Deep clean all areas of the Airport including offices, bathrooms, lounges and all fixtures and fittings
therein;

c. Ensure round the clock monitoring to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and freshness to the
entire interior and exterior of the contracted area;
d. Maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and freshness to passenger areas at all times, and
particularly during peak and high traffic periods;
e. Submit a schedule to the Authority to ensure that all areas are regularly cleaned and that all
bathrooms are adequately stocked with liquid soap, sanitary disposal bins and toilet paper;
f. Supply all labour, materials and equipment to ensure optimum results.

'ersons interested in submitting a tender for the service of a Cleaning and Janitorial Contractor at the R L
Wradshaw International Airport are requested to submit a comprehensive proposal including their business
profile , experience, past projects, staff and equipment capacity, proposed costs and any other relevant
information.
Applications must be sent to the Administrative Offices at the Seaport, Bird Rock, in sealed envelopes
addressed to:

The Bid Review Committee Ref #CC2010RLB
St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority
Bird Rock
P.O. Box 963
Basseterre, St. Kitts
The deadline for the submission of tenders is 4:00 pm on Friday, 3rd December, 2010.
For further information, please contact the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority at 465-8121 ext. 145.
The St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority will not bind itself to accepting the lowest or any bid.


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12 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


Minister Skerritt welcomes

Celebrity Eclipse, lauds line for

confidence in St. Kitts and Nevis

as a preferred cruise destination
BASSETERRE, ST KITTS, NOVEMBER 25TH 2010 (CUOPM) -Stating with confidence
that Celebrity/Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line has adopted St. Kitts as a preferred
cruise destination in the Caribbean, St. Kitts and Nevis' Minister of Tourism and International
Transport, Sen. the Hon. Richard "Ricky" Skerritt welcomed the fifth ship of the Celebrity
line to call at Port Zante on Wednesday.
As he spoke at a Plaque and Keys Exchange Ceremony to mark the inaugural call of the
MS Celebrity Eclipse, another Celebrity cruise ship, the Millennium was berth on the other
side of Port Zante. This Minister Skerritt said a significant vote of confidence in St. Kitts
and Nevis as a tourism destination.
"When you add these two ships - the Celebrity Eclipse and the Millennium - with the
Mercury and Summit, both of which visited here last week and the Celebrity Equinox, it is
five Celebrity ships that will be calling during the 2010/2011 Cruise Ship Season," he told
invited guests including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Hon.
Sam Condor; Minister of Education and Information, Sen. the Hon. Nigel Carty, Cabinet
Secretary, Mr. Joseph Edmeade; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs.
Patricia Martin; Permanent Secretary in the Nevis Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Tyrone
O'Flaherty, Chief Executive Officer of Delisle Walwyn& Company Ltd, Mr. Denzil Crooke,
Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Stafford Liburd and OAS Resident Representative, Mr.
Starrett Greene.
Minister Skerritt pointed out that his data indicates that the five Celebrity cruise liners
represent just over 190,000 passengers calling at St. Kitts' Port Zante this season with a
total of 47 calls from the Celebrity brand alone, which is part of the Royal Caribbean
International/Celebrity group.
He disclosed that when the calls by RCI's Serenade of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas
and Explorer of the Seas are added that will be eight ships of the Celebrity/Royal Caribbean
International company with a total of 190,000 passengers which represent around 30 percent
of the cruise ship business that comes to St. Kitts and Nevis.
"This is indeed a significant vote of confidence in our destination. It is a lot for us to be
appreciative of," said Minister Skerritt, who personally thanked Federico and the decision
makers in itinerary schedule planning for brining Celebrity Eclipse to St. Kitts.
Minister Skerritt described the Celebrity Eclipse as "luxurious, not just hot off the
production line, but is of the latest technology and it brings to the table, all that is new,
modem and exciting and on the higher end of the cruise industry."
"It is not by accident that this particular brand is adopting one ne of its favored ports,"
said Minister Skerritt,
Although stating that all of the cruise ship ports in the Caribbean are very special ports
and the Caribbean is the largest destination for cruise ships in the world, Mr. Skerritt
pointed out that some cruise lines understand that better than others and will show tangibly
their commitment to the Caribbean better than others.


Young businessman blasts PAM's

Democrat newspaper; calls on

Chamber to condemn it
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 24TH 2010
(CUOPM) - A young Kittitian businessman has blasted the
opposition People's Action Movement (PAM) and its
mouthpiece The Democrat for a front-page photo on crime
and called on the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the
Hotel Association and other tourism-related businesses to
condemn the publication.
Mr. Charles Jong, CEO of Disseminate It, said PAM's


official mouthpiece featuring a full front
page photo of two cruise ships in port and
a person wearing a hood holding a gun is
"shameful that the opposition political
party would associate itself with such a
destructive and reckless headline."
Describing the PAM/Democrat front
page photo as"violence against our
tourism industry," Mr. Jong called on
nationals to "speak out against this kind
of violence against our tourism and let their
voices be heard to defend their jobs and
to defend the US dollars that tourism
brings to our country"
Mr. Jong issued a call for all citizens
and business places to denounce the
reckless headline and send a strong


message to The Democrat newspaper.
"The Chamber of Industry and
Commerce, the Hotel and Tourism
Association, the various Taxi
Associations, the various Cruise Ship
Agents, owners of restaurants, any other
tourism-related business, and places that
sell The Democrat should condemn such
a headline that had the support of the
political party for which it speaks," said
Mr. Jong in a statement
"We have made too many gains as
Kittitians and Nevisians to turn back now,"
he said.
Mr. Jong said that having worked in

(cont'd on page 23)


(right to left) - Captain of the Celebrity Eclipse, Fi,,o,., , 'ii, Skylogiannis; Minister of
Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Richard "Ricky" Skerritt; Celebrity Cruise Lines Director for
Caribbean and International Government Relations, Fredrico Gonzalez and CEO of
Delise Walwyn & Co Ltd, Mr Denzil Crooke.


Assistant Product Standards and Cruise Manager, Ms. Goldha Franks (c) receives
plaque on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism from Celebtrity Eciplse Captain,
Foiog. -i,,' Skylogiannis. Left is Minister of Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Richard "Ricky"
Skerritt. (Photos by Erasmus William
"Certainly Royal Caribbean international Caribbean/Celebrity is one of those cruise
lines that constantly shows a strong commitment the Caribbean in general and in now in St.
Kitts and Nevis in particular," said Minister Skerritt as he personally and officially thanked
the ship's captain and other officials of the ship and stakeholders.


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IUON Blood Drive

Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2010

10:00am - 1:00pm

At the UMHS/IUON Campus




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


$10,000.00 For Soca

Monarch Winner

Patch Booked as .IF..
Guest Artiste
Basseterre, St Kitts - In a year
when sponsorship is hard to come
by, the National carnival Committee
has again shown its commitment for
developing vital areas of Sugar Mas'.
This view was supported when
National Carnival Committee Deputy
Chair, Shannon Hawley revealed the
cash prize of EC$10,000.00 for the
winner of the Beaumont Park Soca
Monarch.
This impressive announcement
was made during the final planning
meeting held at the Carnival t
Secretariat on November 23. The
show which is slated for December



18 at the Football Stadium forms part
of the revamped program for the
Carnival season.
Twenty-five Soca Artistes have
so far registered for the revived
Beaumont Park Soca Monarch
competition for 2010/2011. The
o headliners include Shaki, Anastasia,

as tRucas, Hotrod, Jeezy, Soca Samuel,
Lord Kut, Big Edwards, Eazi, and
Foxy.
Twelve finalists would be
selected by a panel of four judges
during the week of November 26-30.
The National Carnival Committee
continues to accept the CD
submissions from all competing
artistes until registration closes
November 26. The names of the
finalists would be announced at a
Press Conference on November 30.
Regional soca sensation Patch
would headline the show with his
mega hit, "Pipe". He has stated his
t extraordinary joy of coming to St
* Kitts Nevis to perform for the first
time. Patch is a very successful
Shakki getting High For Carnival artiste and intend on sharing some
of his experience with the local acts
as they start the journey of perfecting the soca genre.
Patch is one of Trinidad's most versatile artist, singing soca, and most recently soca
chutney. He started singing in 1999 with a monster hit called "Comess". Success followed
success with "Macomere", "Misbehavin","De Tail Gone", "Calling me Name", and for
2009"Rum and Roti".
Patch hails from deep South Trinidad, and is a prolific writer, penning songs for artist
such as Byron Lee (Love how you wining), Singing Sandra (Keep the faith), Kurt Allen
(Bumper Sticker), Oscar B and Leon Coldero to name a few.
The National Carnival Committee encourages all soca artistes who still have an interest
in participating in this soca Spectacle for Sugar Mas' to register at the Carnival Secretariat
on Victoria Road. Email info @tstkittsneviscarnival.com or visit our Face Book fan page, and
website www.stkittsneviscarnival.com




Voices of Women (VOW) is a newly formed non-governmental organization on Nevis
resulting from women's training workshops held by the Department of Social Services
(2007-2009). Its aim is to empower women in Nevis through advocacy, fundraising and
capacity building. This will be done by celebrating events like the 100th Anniversary of
International Women's Day in March, 2011 and being a key collaborative partner in the
planning and implementation of Camp GLOW, Nevis, (a world-wide girls' leadership camp
started by the Peace Corps in 1991).
VOW would be having its launch party on Wednesday Nov 24th at 5pm at Caf6 Des
Arts. Your presence would be wonderful and appreciated. Please remember that VOW is
not only for women but strives to stand for the entire community, men, women and children.


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14

ITS BEGINNING TO

LOOK A LOT LIKE

CHRISTMAS AT

BEAUMONT PARK
DIEPPE BAY, ST.KITTS, Nov. 22/Beaumont Park/ - Three weeks
after the successful opening of the National Carnival tent season at
Beaumont Park - in advance of the Beaumont Park Soca Monarch
Competition at Football Stadium on Saturday, December 18th- St. Kitts'
horse racing track will come alive again, this time with premier
Thoroughbred horse racing on Sunday, November 28th.
Beaumont Park will provide free admission to everyone at this event,
in the spirit of the Holiday Season! Now, there's simply no reason not to
enjoy the gift of horse racing with your family.
The magnificent horses at Beaumont Park will be the centre of
attention this Thanksgiving Sunday with six exciting races.
Horse racing starts at 2:00 PM, with gates opening at 12:00 PM.
Win, Place, Show and Exacta wagering on all races.
For information on Beaumont Club membership and table
reservations, please phone Angella Lewis at (869) 465-1627 during normal
business hours.
Save the Dates! The horse racing event originally scheduled for


Sunday, December 12th will now
take place on Wednesday,
December 15th (first race post time
remains at 2:00 PM). Be a part of
history! Join with us in the first


The Turks and Caicos Islands will host the Regional Top Awards
Presentation Ceremony and the 42nd Meeting of the Caribbean
Examinations Council on Thursday 2nd December and Friday 3rd
December 2010 respectively.
Both the presentation ceremony and meeting of Council will be held
at the Beaches Resort and Spa on Providenciales Island.
The annual meeting of the School Examinations Committee (SEC)
will also be hosted on Thursday 2nd December at Beaches Resort and
Spa.
Dr Beatrice Fulford, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education
will deliver the feature address at the Regional Top Awards Ceremony
and Opening of Council on Thursday 2nd December. The ceremony


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


ever non-holiday, weekday racing
event at Beaumont Park. The next
dramatic Thoroughbred horse
racing event is set for Sunday,
December 26th, Boxing Day,


featuring "The Boxing Day
Trophy", a one mile Open
Company race for 3 years old and
upward, which carries a purse of
EC$12,000.


starts at 7:00 pm, and will see the
top performers in the May/June
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency
Examination (CAPE) and the
Caribbean Secondary Education
Certificate (CSEC) examination
receiving their awards.
Professor E Nigel Harris,
Chairman of CXC; Dr Didacus
Jules, Registrar of CXC and Mr
Nicholas Sammy, winner of the
Dennis Irvine Award for
outstanding performance at CAPE
for 2010 will also address the
ceremony.
During their stay in Turks and
Caicos Islands, the 17 Regional
Top Awardees will pay courtesy
calls on His Excellency, Gordon
Wetherell, Governor of the Turks
and Caicos and Mr Mark Capes,
Chief Executive Officer of the
Turks and Caicos Islands Civil
Service on Wednesday 1st
December.
The awardees will also interact
with students from high schools
in the Turks and Caicos Islands
and tour places of interests on the
Middle and North Caicos.
This is the first time the Turks
and Caicos Islands is hosting the
annual governance meetings of
CXC. Last year's meetings were
hosted in the British Virgin Islands.
The Council comprises
representatives of 16 Participating
Countries, the University of the
West Indies, the University of
Guyana and the teaching
profession. The Council deals
with Finance and Administrative
issues, while the SEC deals with
technical and examination issues.
For further information, please
contact Cleveland Sam, Public
Information Officer at (246) 227
1892 or via e-mail @
CSam@cxc.org.







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Ceremony


October 29, 2010


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For UPS it is very important to keep you informed of any changes that may impact your business. We are happy
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Hobson Enterprises Ltd. has been in the customs clearance, brokerage, freight forwarding and trucking services in
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P. O. Box 105
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Phone: 869-465-8753
Fax: 869-465-6154

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Solomon Arcade
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The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 TH 2010 15


The Interception of Communications Bill

debated om National Assembly


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 22ND 2010 (CUOPM) -
Lawmakers in St. Kitts and Nevis yesterday debated The Interception of
Communications Bill,that seeks to provide a single legal framework for
the interception of communications on public and private systems in an
authorized and controlled in a manner commanding public confidence
which was piloted through Parliament yesterday.
The 49-page legislation to be submitted by Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of National Security, the Hon. Sam Condor, is also intended
to strengthen the current approach to interception by authorised persons.
There is some provision already made under the Anti-terrorism Act
Cap 4.02 and the Telecommunications Act Cap 16.05, however the new
bill now sets the stage for a comprehensive regime.
The Bill provides for the interception of all telecommunications
networks, regardless of whether they are licensed as public or not. This
will include public telecommunication operators and also Internet
providers. The Bill also provides for the interception of communication
carried wholly or partly by wireless telegraphy and also encompasses all
mail handling systems, which includes all parcel and courier services.
Part I of the Bill makes provision for preliminary matters, such as, the
commencement and interpretation clauses. Under this Part of the Bill
the term "intercept" is defined as follows: "The acquisition of the
contents of any communication through the use of any means, including
an interception device, so as to make some or all of the contents of a
communication available to a person other than the sender or recipient
or intended recipient of that communication, and includes the monitoring
of any such communication by means of a monitoring device; viewing,
examining, or inspecting of the contents of any communication; and
diversion of any communication from its intended destination to any
other destination; and "interception" shall be construed accordingly."
Part II of the Bill provides for the interception of communications.
Within certain narrow exceptions, clause 3 makes it unlawful to intercept
any communication in the course of its transmission by means of a
public postal service or a public or a private telecommunications network.
Also under this Part, robust independent safeguards are introduced.
Consequently, interception may only take place when the information
sought cannot reasonably be acquired by any other means.
Moreover, each interception direction and entry warrant is authorised
by a judge only when the judge is satisfied that it is strictly necessary in
accordance with clauses 5(1) and 8(5).
Pursuant to clause 6, the interception of communications may be
carried out by an authorised officer by use of an interception direction
or an entry warrant. An interception direction permits the authorised
officer to intercept at any place in Saint Christopher and Nevis any
communication in the course of its transmission; secure the interception
in the course of its transmission by means of a postal service or a public
or private telecommunications network, of such communications as are
described in the interception direction; and secure the disclosure of the
intercepted material obtained or required by the interception direction,
and of related communications data.
Pursuant to clause 8, an entry warrant authorises the authorised
officer to enter upon the premises specified in the warrant for the purposes
of intercepting a postal article or a communication by means of a
monitoring device; installing and maintaining an interception device; or
removing an interception device.
Clause 8(1) of the Bill provides that an entry warrant would not be
issued by a judge for the entry upon any premises, unless there exists
with respect to the premises in question a related interception direction.
This is taken to mean that the interception direction is valid in accordance
with clause 7 and is not terminated in accordance with clauses 9 or 10. It
must be noted that in the Bill, an interception direction is required in all
instances where there is need to intercept any communication; an entry
warrant is only required in circumstances where it is believed to be
impracticable to intercept a communication under the related interception
direction otherwise than by use of an interception device installed on
the premises. An interception direction can thus exist without an entry
warrant; however if an interception direction is terminated, an entry
warrant issued pursuant to the interception direction is also deemed to
be terminated.
The Bill requires an interception direction to specify the identity of
the authorised officer on whose behalf the interception direction is issued
and the address of the person whose communication is to be intercepted.
This provision is intended to specifically identify the communications
to be intercepted. An entry direction must specify the name of the
authorised officer on whose behalf the entry warrant is issued, the
premises in respect of which the entry warrant is required and the specific
purpose for which the application is made.
Part III of the Bill provides for the execution of interception directions


St. Kitts and Nevis Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National
Security, Hon. Sam Condor in the St. Kitts and Nevis National
Assembly (File Photo by Erasmus Williams)


and entry warrants. It provides
that an authorised officer may
execute an interception direction
or an entry warrant in accordance
with the provisions of the Bill. This
Part also allows the authorised
officer, in the case of an entry
warrant to enter upon the premises
identified in the warrant without
giving prior notice to the owner or
occupier of the premises
concerned. Pursuant to clause 16,
any person who is requested to
provide assistance to an
authorised officer by virtue of an
interception direction or an entry
warrant and refuses to do so,
commits an offence. Clause 18 has
the effect of prohibiting the
evidential use of intercepted
material gathered under an
interception direction or an entry
warrant or both. Clause 19
provides for exceptions to this
clause. Under clause 17, the
Minister is given the duty to
ensure that Regulations are in


force to provide for the
confidentiality of intercepted
material. The intent of this clause
and clause 20 is to place strict
safeguards on the extent to which
intercepted material may be
disclosed, copied and retained,
requiring each of these to be kept
to a minimum.
Part IV of the Bill provides for
the disclosure of protected
material. Under this Part, where
protected information comes into
the hands of an authorised officer
and he has reasonable grounds to
believe the key to the protected
information is in the possession
of a person, and the disclosure is
necessary for any purpose
pursuant to the Act, he may
request the Director of Public
Prosecutions to apply on his
behalf for a disclosure order
requiring the person who has
possession of the key to provide
disclosure in respect of the
protected information.


Part V of the Bill deals with
communications data. The
Minister has the power under this
Part to designate a person to
obtain privileged communications
data, in the circumstances stated
in clause 24.
Part VI of the Bill deals with
listed equipment. Under this Part,
the Minister may by notice
published in the Gazette, declare
any electronic, electro-magnetic,
acoustic, mechanical or other
equipment or device, the design
which renders it primarily useful
for purposes of the interception of
communications, under the
circumstances specified in the
notice, to be listed equipment. A
person is not allowed to
manufacture, assemble, possess,
sell, purchase or advertise any
equipment declared to be listed
equipment by the Minister, unless
he or she has an exemption order
issued pursuant to clause 28 which
enables him or her to do so. This
part also provides for the forfeiture
of any listed equipment or other
equipment obtained from a person
convicted of an offence.
The Bill under Part VII
establishes an independent regime
in the form of a Tribunal, whose
function is to investigate
complaints where a complainant
believes that his or her
communication has been
intercepted in breach of the
provisions of the Act.
Under Part VIII, provision is
made for the amendment of the
Schedule, false statements and the
power of the Minister to make
Regulations.
The Schedule to the Bill lists
the offences for which an
interception direction may be
issued. These include capital or
non-capital murder or treason,
money laundering and arson.


St. Kitts and Nevis highlights

measures for robust financial

services sector


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
NOVEMBER 24TH 2010
(CUOPM) - St. Kitts and Nevis
Prime Minister Hon Dr. Denzil L.
Douglas has been highlighting
measures by his Government to
create a robust and transparent
financial services sector in the
twin-island Federation.
Dr. Douglas' arrival in Paris,
the French capital last week,
coincided with the ratification of
the Tax Information Exchange
Agreement between St. Kitts and
Nevis and France by the French
Senate and National Assembly.
St. Kitts and Nevis will be
removed from the French
blacklist of "uncooperative
jurisdictions," upon reciprocal
ratificationby the Government of
St. Kitts and Nevis.
In his wide-ranging


discussion with Francois
d'Aubert, Chairman of the Peer
Review Group of the Global Forum
on Transparency and Exchange of
Information, as well as being the
French government's Delegate
General on non-Cooperative
Countries and Territories, Prime
Minister Douglas underlined the
measures being introduced in St.
Kitts and Nevis to create a "robust
and transparent financial services
environment in the twin-island
Federation.
The St. Kitts and Nevis Leader
also informed the Global Forum
Chairman of the creation of an
independent and consolidated
financial services authority in St.
Kitts and Nevis, with oversight
powers to police all sectors of the
financial industry, including
insurance.


rnoto: Prancois a Auoert
Mr. d'Aubert concurred with
Prime Minister Douglas that
technical training provided by
donor agencies would need to be
deployed in St. Kitts and Nevis,
and indeed across the Eastern
Caribbean region, to ensure that
national regulators and financial
institutions are provided with
leading edge techniques and
practices in monitoring
adherence to the anti-money
laundering and tax evasion rules
promoted by France, and the
OECD Member States.




I -NEWS - I


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


I aproe by Parl iament


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 24TH 2010 (CUOPM) -
Parliamentarians in St. Kitts and Nevis are expected to approve
legislation changing the tinting standing on vehicles and, provide greater
transparency in the membership and control of companies. They were
also expected to debate legislation which seeks to establish an Architects
Registration Board.
The amendment to the Vehicles and Road Traffic Act replaces the
reference to a tinting standard of sixty five percent light transmission
with a tinting standard thirty five percent light transmission as the current
reference of sixty five percent is not an accurate reflection of the industry
standards.
The Bill also seeks to amend sections 62B and sections 62C of the
Act in terms of the penalties for violating safety requirements. The
proposed penalties levies maximum fines ofEC$1,000 and EC$5,000 but
the offences will be ticketable that would attract lower penalties under
normal circumstances.
The Architects Registration Bill, 2010 provides for the establishment
of an Architects Registration Board, the registration of architects, the
regulation of practice architecture and for related matters.
The Bill seeks to ensure that the use of the title "architect" is controlled
and seeks to prevent conduct from non architects that may be misleading
to consumers and the general public.
Consumers of architectural services will be better able to make
informed decisions when engaging a practitioner. Most importantly, the
Bill seeks to provide for public safety by generally improving the
standards of industry.
The amendment to the Companies Act provides for greater
transparency in terms of the membership and control of companies.
The current Acts omit to provide for annual returns to be made in


IMF

Caribbean

Head

expresses

confidence

in St. Kitts

and Nevis

economy
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
NOVEMBER 22ND 2010 (CUOPM)
- The Government of St. Kitts and
Nevis is trying to ensure the
continued stability of the fiscal
situation despite the of relatively
high level of indebtedness.
Alfred Schipke, Division Chief
in the Caribbean 1 Division,
Western Hemisphere Department
of the Washington-based
International monetary Fund
(IMF) at a news conference here
on Monday this week, November
22nd revised growth projections
for 2011 from 0.5 percent to 1.5
percent of GDP.
Expressing confidence in the
prospects of the St. Kitts and
Nevis economy in terms of macro-
economic stability, Mr. Schipke
said conditions were being created
to generate high growth.
"The measures that have been
implemented so far are important
steps to reduce the fiscal burden,"
said Schipke, citing the


implementation on November 1st
of the Value Added Tax (VAT) and
other measures to increase
revenues.
He said the Government has
also shown a high level of
responsibility on the revenue side.
"While debt levels are high -
and that is not new to anybody
here - the key is, whether we are
on the right track and our
understanding is and judging by
what already has been done, and
what we have heard and learned
over the last couple of days, what
is intended to be done, will once
and for all improve and solve some
of the fiscal issues in the medium
term," Schipke told the news
conference.
"Without growth everything is
challenging. Our ultimate
objective has to be to improve the
growth potential of the economy
and to improve the livelihood of
all citizens in this country. That is
the objective that the government
is pursuing," said Schipke, who
quickly pointed out the
importance of taking into
consideration that in the event of
an adverse shock such as a
hurricane, St. Kitts and Nevis has
the fiscal room to react positively.
"The focus of the government
is stronger economic growth,
improving the living conditions of
all and at the same time reducing
vulnerability to deal with
exogenous shocks," said Schipke.
He said 2011 in the Caribbean
will continue to be a difficult year
as the major trading partners in the
United States, Canada and Europe
will experience relatively weak
recovery.


respect of the number of shares
held by each member of a company,
thus creating a weakness in terms
of the ability of the Financial
Services Regulators to accurately
determine how the company is
being operated.
Lawmakers were also expected
to approve legislation preserving
the Hotel Accommodation and
Restaurant Tax Act, which was
meant to be repealed by the Value
Added Tax Act upon the
introduction of VAT.
Shortly before the coming into
force of the Value Added Tax, it
has been realized that the repeal
of the Act would result in a
significant shortfall in revenue that
is not being collected under this
Act, and the shortfall would not
be compensated for by collections
under the new VAT regime in
relation to be establishments
operating in the South East
Peninsular Resort.
Such establishments would
not be paying Value Added Tax
because of contractual


"Our projections for the
medium term will see
unemployment in those countries
remain relatively high. In the
United States, the global economic
crisis has affected the wealth of
the people, people have lost a lot
of resources in the stock market,
housing wealth has gone down
and they are in an effort to save
more and consuming less and that
has implications for tourism
demand that comes from the
United States. Given that external
environment which has nothing to
do with St. Kitts and Nevis, next
year will continue to be a
challenge," said the IMF official,
who pointed out that economic
growth is expected to pick up in
2011 in St. Kitts and Nevis.


arrangements entered into
between them and the
government; but under the
contractual arrangements they
have been paying hotel and
accommodation and restaurant tax
and are supposed to continue
doing so. If the Act is repealed
they will not be paying the taxes
nor will they be paying VAT, hence
the shortfall in revenue.
The amendment to Section 21
of The InterpretationAct increases
the penalty that may be annexed
to the breach of any regulation,
rule, by-law, and order in council


or order in circumstances where no
express provision was made in the
parent Act. It is proposed to
increase the penalty from EC$300
to EC$2,500.
Clause 3 of the bill amends
section 44B of the Act by requiring
the publication of a notice in the
Official Gazette to indicate the date
a statutory instrument was tabled
for negative resolution of the
National Assembly. This proposed
amendment is to assist the general
public to more easily determine the
date on which such a statutory
instrument came into force.


I


Photo: Senior Economist, Caribbean 1 Division, Western
Hemisphere, IMF Koffie Nassar (left) aqnd Division Chief
Caribbean 1 Division, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
Alfred Schipke (i ,ih
Photo by Erasmus Williams


Five arrested and charged with


armed robbery


By Charles Miller Jr

Five (5) young men from
Sandy Point have been
formally charged and arrested
for the tour bus robbery
committed on Sunday,
November 14th that sent the
Federation into a defensive
state to protect its name.
The armed robbers took
over the tour bus travelling
along to Brimstone Hill that had
17 passengers including an
infant and made off with


jewelry, an undisclosed amount
of money, cellular phones and
other personal items of the
tourists.
The five (5) young men
arrested and charged by the
Police are: 28 year old Elroy
"Stanny" Williams, 27 year old
Adminston "LB" Lewis, and 24
year old Junior "Q" Sobratie of
Crab Hill, Sandy Point; and 28
year old Devon "X-Man"
Hodge of Soho Housing
Development, Sandy Point, and
20 year old Grenville "Rogie"


Rogers of Romney Ground,
Sandy Point.
Hodge, Sobratie and
Rogers were the first to be
charged for the robbery on
Friday last, November 19th.
According to a Police
press release, all five accused
have been remanded in
custody at Her Majesty's
Prison awaiting a bail hearing;
however the police have
indicated that they are
objecting to bail.
Investigations into this matter
are still ongoing.


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010 S 17


VIEWA POIT

BY
V. E. INNISS


LiVing In 1artnony


Is reasoning becoming a lost art? When we think that reason is
God's crowning gift to man, it stands to reason that as human beings, we
have the capability to work things out. All history narrates it; all poetry
sings of it; all biography confesses it; all experience teems with it. There
is not one beating heart among us all that does not know it.
It is ironic that most of our so-called reasoning consists of finding
arguments for going onbelieving as we already do. It was George Bernard
Shaw who wrote: "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the
unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man". Do you agree
with his point of view? Suffice it to say man is reasoning rather than a
reasonable animal.
It behoves us all to think of those give-and-take times so necessary
for living in harmony one with another. Without that healthy kind of
compromise, nations could never find a meeting ground for peaceful
coexistence.
Furthermore, growing family members interactive community members
would seldom enjoy the freedom involved in giving one another room to
be different were it not for the tolerance such give-and-take encourages.
"It is better to lose the saddle than the horse" (Italian Proverb).
There is one shade and definition of the term compromise which
includes agreement, appeasement, conciliation and the like. Such an
adjustment of conflicting interests as gives such adversary the
satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought to have, and is deprived
of nothing except what was justly his due.
If one could recover, especially in these times, the uncompromising
spirit of one's youth, one's greatest indignation would be for what one
has become.

COMPROMISING WITH WRONG
This is the flip side of the same word to which all of us should pay
attention. Those of us who have not been anesthized, hypnotized even
manipulated by the goings-on are no doubt watching the slow moving
tentacles of evil wrapping themselves around us, squeezing the joys
and rewards of obedience from our lives.
Whether we choose to take a global, regional or national look at this
phenomenon, we would agree that it is happening so silently, so subtly,
we hardly realize it's taking place. Like an enormous oak that has decayed
for years from within, then suddenly falls, those who permit the eroding
grind of compromise can expect an ultimate collapse.
Permit me to strike a cautionary note aimed at showing how
compromising with wrong, destroys anything, everything, even admirable




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RESPECT -
Give respect to get respect
Someone has not acted according to what I expected. They have
been slight in their behaviour towards me. They have ignored me or
been short in their responses. I feel that I have not been given the proper
respect that I deserve. I feel put down.
What are my feelings towards myself? How do I behave towards
myself? Do I always remain in the high state of self-respect, and create
thoughts that are elevated and pure? Are my actions noble and beyond
ulterior motives? Are my words always soothing and uplifting? Or are
they of the degrading and cutting-down variety? How is my self-respect?
It is always easy to expect and demand respect from others. It is
simple to criticise others for not being respectful or for being rude or for
not showing the proper appreciation. It is difficult to ask respect from
myself.
Without self-respect I can never gain respect from others. Without
self-respect I will always be performing self-defeating actions. Without
self- respect I will always be looking outside myself and will constantly
be at the whims and fancies of other people's dispositions. I cannot get
respect by asking for it. I only receive it when I give it to myself and to
others.
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systems on which all of us depend.
This scenario would hopefully
illustrate how compromising with
wrong works.
Imagine if you will, a public
sector company took the decision
in invest large sums of money to
construct a city hall to benefit the
community. On completion, all
citizens were proud of the new
edifice and were eager to enjoy it
not many months later, strange
things began to happen.
Several doors failed to shut
completely and a few windows
wouldn't slide open very easily. As
time passed ominous cracks began
to appear in the walls; within few
months the front door couldn't be
locked since the foundation had
shifted, then the concrete roof
began to leak. By and by the
building that was once the source
of great civic pride had to be
condemned.
An intense investigation
revealed underground defects that
weakened the earth beneath the
building foundation resulting in its
virtual self-destruction. So it is
with compromising on principles.
Slowly, almost imperceptibly, one
rationalization leads to another,
which triggers a series of equally
damaging alterations to that which
was once stable, strong and
reliable. We are therefore
encouraged to resist even the
slightest temptation to


compromise our convictions.

PREVENT EROSION
I can hear my readers asking
whether the Bible addresses our
topic for today in general or this
sub-section in particular. It
certainly does. Let us take a quick
look at the first three verses of
Psalms 1 they read thus: "Blessed
is the man who does not walk in
the counsel of the wicked, nor
standeth in the path of sinners, nor
sit in the seat of the scornful......
(Ps 1:1-3).
It is obvious the Psalmist has
spiritual erosion in mind. Note
again the word pictures (a) Walk
in the counsel of the ungodly (b)
Stand in the path of sinners (c) sit
in the seat of scoffers.
The word pictures give us the
concept of how easy it is for our
best intentions toward
righteousness to slow to a
standstill or a complete stop as
they are worn away by the
company we choose to keep.
Walk suggests passing by or
casual movement along the way.
It implies also the idea of one who
does not imitate or "go through



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the casual motions" of
wickedness.
Stand as a Hebrew word, has
the idea of coming and taking
one's stand. On the other hand the
word path comes from the word
meaning "a marked-out-path, a
certain and precise way of life, can
we see the progressive
deterioration toward more
involvement in sinful living? The
casual passerby (walker) slows
down and before you know it, he/
she takes the posture to stand.
The next picture word the
Psalmist emphasizes is sit. That
suggests a permanent settling
down, an abiding, even a
permanent dwelling, habitation or
permanent residence. We end with
words of wisdom from Solomon:
"For the ways of man are before
the eyes of the Lord, and he
pondereth all his goings. His own
iniquities shall take the wicked
himself and shall beholden with the
cords of his sins. He shall die
without instruction and in the
greatness of his folly he shall go
astray" (Prov. 5: 21-23) May God
solemnize our hearts.


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18 SThe Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


Dear Reader: We really, really have some traitors in our country! The
hold up of the 17 tourists took place on Sunday 14th November, 2010. It
is something which all of us, born here or living here, should have
buried our heads in shame and tried to hush it up as much as possible,
for we know the dire effect such behaviour would have on our economy
and our own individual lives.
But No! Some people were full of glee. Their prayers for one of the
hurricanes to destroy St. Kitts was not answered, but, what happened
on the 14th was far worse than any hurricane, so they plastered the
deadly news on the internet, on the international media. They thought
that they had Douglas in his throat now and they were going to strangle
him. How they rejoiced? But God is in our struggles.
One week passed in which the harbour looked like a ghost town. Not
even a yacht anchored. Port Zante was like a desert. Thanks to the
respect which our Minister of Tourism and our Acting Prime Minister
and Minister of National Security, we witnessed the arrival of a cruise
ship on Sunday 21 st and there were no mishaps, the lesson has been set
on the blackboard! "We all stand to lose".
The Indian investors stood to lose business. The Taxi Drivers would
have experienced a bleak Christmas, for the senseless and unwarranted
robbery could have caused cancellation of hotel bookings causing lay-
offs of hundreds of hotel workers at Christmas time in the peak of the
Tourist Season.
What would have happened to the children of the Taxi Drivers for
Christmas? No toys for their children, no hams on the table. No new
clothes to go to town to witness the Carnival troupes. What about that
new pair of shoes to start the school year in the New Year? What about
the mortgage on their homes and vehicles? Would they have been able
to pay for their vehicles? Would they have been able to insure and
licence their vehicles?
What of the tour operators? They would have stood to lose money
and would have had to lay off employees in a year when the cruise
passengers totalled 500,000 or more.
Our businesses would have been affected as well, because persons,
who would normally spend to replace items in the house, would have
had to hold on to their spending money and only purchase the things
that would keep them alive. No sales at Christmas time would have
meant layoffs in 2011.
These dastardly acts always have a boomeranged on all of us, so
only the foolish and unwise would rejoice. Only an immature citizen
would rejoice and that person would be even more immature if he or she
believes that that episode could have been a plus for his or her political
party. The whole country would have been plunged into economic
disaster. As I said in my last article, this is not a PAM or a Labour thing.



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This is an all of we thing.
The Four Seasons are
reopening their doors in our sister
island of Nevis. The incident
happened in St. Kitts, but could
well have affected Nevis
negatively, because we are St. Kitts
and Nevis; two islands, but one
nation. This means that the
inhabitant in Nevis would have to
be on their guard and the
inhabitant of St. Kitts would have
to be more on guard to ensure that
such a heinous crime, do not occur
again. All hands have to come on
board. We either sink or swim.
We also have to bear in mind
that all of us have so much to lose,
including the Parliamentary
Representative for Sandy Point
who have not condemned it.
You see, in 1972 when Indelco
was coming here to invest, the
People's action Movement, PAM,
harassed and humiliated the
investors so much that they pulled
up stakes and went to The
Bahamas where they were warmly
welcomed.
The first Fort Thomas Hotel
was to have been constructed by
an Airline Company in 1971. The
People's Action Movement did
everything in its power to run the
investors, even though they had a
ground breaking ceremony. What
you sow is what you reap. The
things you do always boomerang
back to you.
In the period of PAM's
governance, The Casablanca Hotel
Company was constructing a hotel
at the Southeast Peninsula, when


awarded at the Occasions
Entertainment Complex, last
Saturday [Nov. 20], for their
outstanding contribution to the
teaching profession.
The fourth annual Teachers of
Excellence Awards Ceremony
attracted the presence of the
island's Premier who also holds the
post of Minister of Education; the
Honourable Joseph Parry.
Education Advisor, Mrs. Christine
Springette and Permanent


the leadership of Dr. Douglas.
Every week the Democrat
newspaper hammered the project.
They went so far as to demonize
and criminalize the project that
they had to turn around and
apologize for the article they
carried that week. The South East
Peninsula is under development.
One of their lawyers is making lots
of money from the sale of lands,
yet PAM is bad talking the project.
I cannot repeat it enough.
Whatever we do in life is bound to
affect us as a people, as a person,
as an organization, as a country. It
is high time to come out of the dark
hole of negativism and bask in the
sunshine of positiveness. Put the
country above our petty-
guttersnipe politics.
In October of this year, the
Sandy Point High School was
renamed the Charles Mills
Secondary School. The PAM
representative for Sandy Point was
against the school being so named.
A few hours before the renaming
ceremony, Vandals defaced the
school and also the property of the
Mills family. There was no
condemnation from Mr. Shawn
Richards and the Leader of the
Opposition. I do not remember
hearing any condemnation from
the Chamber of Commerce. If they
did, I apologize.
This was the time for the
Honourable Shawn Richards to
exhibit his manhood, his maturity,
his statesmanship. He was like
Silent Night on the night when the
Saviour was born. Not a word of


BY EARL CLARKE


condemnation was uttered. "I am
against the naming of the School,
but I deplore this kind of criminal
behaviour in our society."
No condemnation. No being
elevated from political pampers
into mature underwear. Boys will
always be boys and men will
always be men. But, look dear
reader at the boomerang effect his
not speaking out in condemnation
has on his Constituency. The hold
up of the seventeen tourists
occurred at Brimstone Hill which
is in Sandy Point, a Constituency
for whichMr.
Richards is representative.
The perpetrators of that
degenerative crime are residents of
the same Sandy Point area. Up to
now, neither Mr. Shawn Richards
nor Mr. Lindsay Grant, the Leader
of PAM, has come out in
condemnation of the criminal act.
One has to ask the question.
Is PAM involved in all of the
criminal activities taking place in
St. Kitts? Is it part of the plan to
bring Dr. Douglas and the country
and its population down on their
knees, hoping falsely, that this
would enable them to take control
of the reins of government? What
a lawless country we would have?


Principal Education Officer Education Officer and Teachers
Mrs. Lornette Queeley-Connor. of Excellence Coordinator Mrs.
Avril Elliott.


Photo Caption: (l-r) Mrs. Marva Bishop, Ms. Shelita Browne, Ms. Kera Herbert, Ms. Latasha Isles, Ms.
Althea Jackson, Mr Adonis Rivers, Ms. Tamesha Saddler Ms. Delceta Ward and Mrs. Lornette Webbe.


Secretary within the ministry, Mr.
Joseph Wiltshire together with the
island's education officers,
participated in the auspicious
event.
Prior to last Saturday's awards
ceremony, "the well-deserving
servants of the state," as
described by Principal Education
Office [PEO] Mrs. Lornette
Queeley-Connor, were treated to a
special church service in their
honour, had their profiles and
interviews aired on Nevis
Television's Channel 8 and
benefitted from a trip to St. Kitts
where they stayed at the Marriott
St. Kitts Resort.
Former teacher and now
Education Officer, Mrs. Janette


Meloney in her welcome remarks,
described teaching as "the noblest
profession in the world" and added
that the "electrifying event" was
"set against the backdrop of nine
exquisite, elegant, excellent
teachers who had altruistically
laboured in the vineyard of the
noble calling."
While the nine honourees:
Mrs. Marva Bishop, Ms. Shelita
Browne, Ms. Kera Herbert, Ms.
Latasha Isles, Ms. Althea Jackson,
Mr. Adonis Rivers, Ms. Tamesha
Saddler, Ms. Delceta Ward and
Mrs. Lornette Webbe were
showered with words of

(cont'd on next page)




The Labour Spokesman


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


Nevis Officers


bid farewell to retired


Assistant Commissioner


ofPolice

CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS (November 23, 2010) - Insightful and
supportive, assertive and dedicated were the adjectives used, last Friday
[Nov. 19] to describe Assistant Commissioner of Police [ACP] for Crime
on St. Kitts-Nevis, Mr. Joseph Liburd.
It was then that members of the Nevis Division of the Royal St.


Members of the Nevis division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force atACP Liburdks
farewell ceremony.


LI,.


Assistant Commissioner ofPolice for Crime Mr. Joseph Liburd.



2010 Teachers of Excellence

Recognized ..............

(cont'd from last page)

congratulations from the presenters, PEO Queeley-Connor said it was a
personal honour for her to share in their celebration.
"We want our teachers to know that we care; that their work is highly
appreciated. We want them to know that we understand that we are all a
product of the people who care about us," Mrs. Queeley-Connor said as
she addressed the gathering from the on-stage podium.
Because the 2010 exercise of honouring the island's Teachers of
Excellence was a collaborative effort of the Nevis Island Administration
and the Department of Education, the PEO expressed the belief that
there are potential benefits in store for the entire community.
"When we [education administrators] do our best, they [teachers]
will do their best, and watching them do their best will encourage their
students to do their best. In the end, everyone's a winner," she said.
Amidst the spirit ofbestowing honour however, Mrs. Queeley-Connor
encouraged the awardees to be exceptional teachers, adding that the
celebration and recognition of their accomplishments doubled as tokens
of appreciation and incentives for them to keep up the good work.
"Our open show of support should provide the impetus for you to
continue to create the environment where children will be convinced
that tomorrow will be better than today.
"You have to continue to be good role models and let our children
know, as I am sure that you have come to realise, that they cannot get to
the mountaintop unless they climb. I ask of you therefore, to uphold that
state of being complete and unified; something the Oxford dictionary
calls integrity. Always remember to carry your integrity with you. Never
leave home without it," Mrs. Queeley-Connor said.
Teachers of Excellence Coordinator Mrs. Avril Elliott, in her remarks,
recorded her department's gratitude to more than 50 individuals and
businesses that sponsored the teachers' celebration, thereby
underpinning their support of and gratitude toward the island's teachers.


Christopher and Nevis Police Force gathered in the conference room at
the Charlestown Police Station where they bid farewell to the long serving
officer at a ceremony in his honour.
A number of police officers, including Commissioner of Police on St.
Kitts-Nevis Mr. Austin Williams, Acting Commissioner of Police Mr.
Stafford Liburd and ACP Mr. Joseph Richardson delivered remarks and
spoke of their relationships with the retiree.
"We do not just want to say goodbye. We also want to say thank
you and we want to wish you well. It's a bit hard to know where to begin
because we have a lot of reasons to say thank you," Commissioner
Williams said as he thanked Mr. Liburd for his years of service to the
police force.
Commissioner Williams expressed words of gratitude to ACP Liburd
for "the effort he put into his work, for offering the right encouraging
word, for giving people a push in the right direction when they needed
a helping hand and for being a great person to everyone."
"No job is easy all of the time and some people would say our work
is never easy but you have always been prepared to put in the hard
work," he added as his eyes glanced across at Mr. Liburd.
ACP Richardson, who will now take up the post of ACP for crime,
said he was always impressed with Mr. Liburd's knowledge of policing.
In commenting on Mr. Liburd's work style, ACP Richardson and several
others said he [Joseph Liburd] believed in teamwork.
"He really is a team player; a true team player; not a playerjust for the
part but a sincere team player," Mr. Richardson said.
While others nodded in agreement at the comment about his colleague
and friend, Mr. Richardson took one step backward from the podium at
which he stood, lowered his head and was brought to tears as he barely
uttered his final sentence, "Sir, on behalf of myself, my family and the
organization sad to see you leave. Happy retirement."
Touched by the presentation, Mr. Liburd removed himself from the
head table and embraced his colleague at that emotional moment of the
farewell ceremony.
Overwhelmed with emotion, ACP Liburd responded to the tributes in
a speech that combined humour and humility. While he shared a number
of work-related experiences with his counterparts, most of his time was
spent lauding the Nevis division of the police force for making him "a
real police officer."
Two of the three decades he worked as a police officer, was spent in
the Nevis division where, Mr. Liburd believed, he was given an
opportunity to broaden his policing horizon.



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Among the prizes donated by
the business community were
certificates of appreciation,
trophies, cash awards, four
months free gym membership, hair
treatment at various beauty
salons, seamstress and tailor
services, dinners and or lunches
at hotels and restaurants and
airtime credit for their cellular
phones.
The humbled yet elated
honouree from the Maude Crosse
Preparatory School, Mrs. Marva
Bishop, in her response on behalf
of the 2010 honourees, said il' as
a pleasure to be anart of a iroun


filled with such jovial, good-
humoured, dedicated and driven
professionals."
She also seized the moment to
record her gratitude to the
organizers; particularly the NIA
and the Department of Education.
This year's Teachers of
Excellence are professionals at the
Special Education Unit, the
Charlestown Secondary School's
Multi-purpose Centre, the Maude
Crosse Preparatory School, Ivor
Walters, St. Thomas',
Charlestown, Elizabeth Pemberton,
Violet 0. Jeffers Nicholls and
Joycelyn Liburd Primary schools.


"I enjoyed my years of service
here in the Nevis Division.
Working in Nevis helps you to
learn policing, not only from your
peers or your seniors but also from
your juniors," he said and used
that opportunity to publicly thank
several police officers for their
assistance over the years.
ACP Liburd, in his dedication
to the only career he had ever
pursued, challenged the officers
present to maintain the close
relationship he had established
with the Nevisian community. This,
he said, would "enhance police-
public relationship and build good
rapport with the community."
In his concluding statements,
Mr. Liburd pledged his continued
commitment to preventing and
detecting crime in the twin-island
Federation while reminding
officers that they would be
welcomed to utilizing his tutorial
services as they prepared for
promotion examinations.
ACP Joseph Liburd
commenced his policing career at
the age of 18 when he, according
to Corporal Eurita Collins-Percival,
"embarked on a journey of great
uncertainty and expectations."
During his tenure as an officer
of the law, Mr. Liburd was named
valedictorian at the Advanced
Detective Training in Barbados,
topped the Command Course in
Jamaica, obtained a Post-Graduate
Certificate in Police Leadership
and Criminal Justice at the Centric
Grant Hill College in England and
obtained a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Criminal Justice
Management.
It was during Corporal Collins-
Percival's presentation of the
retiree's profile, that many learnt
that Mr. Liburd was the first
member of the Royal St.
Christopher and Nevis Police
Force to obtain a bachelor's
degree.
"He used his challenges as
fuel to propel him forward while
constantly exploring ways to
grow; both personally and
professionally," Corporal Collins-
Percival said.
The island's Premier the
Honourable Joseph Parry and his
Permanent Secretary Ms. Angelica
Elliott were also present at the
farewell ceremony.


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


A Fit and Healthy


Nation
Theme for Children's
Carnival 2010/2011
Basseterre, St Kitts - The
National Carnival Street Activities
Sub-committee has indicated that
the Children's Carnival would
focus on a positive message this
year. Committee head Vincent
Fough outlined the theme after
meetings with designer and builder
Junior "Melbourne" Constance of


display including Fruits and
Vegetables, Food from Animals,


Careers, Sports, and Sweeteners.
The creative designs would be


St Vincent and the Grenadines and
Calvin Tobias of St Kitts Nevis.
Fough stated that "A fit and
Healthy Nation" was chosen
based on the Food Base Dietary
Guidelines produced by the
Ministry of Health for St Kitts
Nevis. He expressed confidence
that the display will capture the
imagination of the huge crowds
expected to witness the Grand
Parade on January 1.
Mr. Fough also added that
there would be five sections on


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depicted by 300 hundred children
from the Primary Schools in St
Kitts. Like the past few years, these
schools would be zoned in groups
of 60.
Children's Carnival will this
year join the Grand Parade on
January 1. This change came about
as the National Carnival Committee
seeks to improve the Sugar Mas'
product without eliminating
fundamental areas of creativity.
The children's segment would
follow the traditional Folklore and
would include the signature Sugar
Mill demonstrated in a float
sponsored by the Ministry of
Health.
Registration has started and
can be done at each of the
participating schools throughout
the island. There is a $20.00 fee for
each child, but the National
Carnival Committee has agreed to
do whatever is necessary to ensure
that the children get their
opportunity to parade, and
display. Last year's presentation
was cut short due to inclement
weather.
The Mass Camp is located at
the old offices of the Department
of Sports in the Pam Tyson Netball
Complex, WarnerPark. Information
about this exhilarating experience
can be sourced at the Carnival
Secretariat on Victoria Road.


Bellevue International

Primary School to present

their inaugural Prince &

Princess Pageant


On Saturday December 4,2010 at 6pm at the Bellevue International Primary School grounds eleven students
from Kindergarten to Grade 6 will compete in the first 2010 Prince & Princess Pageant. The Pageant will give
the students the opportunity to showcase their talents in a positive way and help in the preservation of
Nevisian Christmas traditions.
The contestants are:
Junior Division - Girls Khylee Clarke, Shaniece Nanhoe, Hadiya Elliot, Odecia Edwards;
Senior Division - Girls Oshana Edwards, Makesha Pemberton, Zelisha Shallow, Desirnique Maloney;
Senior Division - Boys Zidan Wilkin, Adiel Chowtipersad, Ryan Challenger.
The Pageant will feature four segments: Fanfare, Nevisian Christmas Sports, Talent and Christmas Party Wear.
The students will compete for the titles of Princess - Junior Division, Princess - Senior Division and
Prince - Senior Division.
The event will see performances from the other students of the school.


St. Kitts

and Nevis'

Tourism

Industry....

(cont'd from page 3)


world have begun to meet the
challenges both by criminals and
terrorists is by establishing Special
Police Units to aid with safety and
security of the sector.
The most common term to
describe these units is Tourism
Oriented Protection Services
(TOPS).
"This is one initiative that was
introduced to the Police High
Command five years ago which
has to date not developed very far.
The Ministry of Tourism will re-
engage the Ministry of National
Security and the Police High
Command with a view to


expanding this special tourism
policing unit," he told
Parliamentarians.
He further that over the coming
months, the Ministry of Tourism
will also engage with experts and
tourism stakeholders to follow-up
on the strengthening and
implementation of the recently
produced Police Action Plan; to
preserve and protect St. Kitts and
Nevis' reputation as a safe tourism
destination; protect visitors and
residents alike; and maintain the
country's economic viability.
Appeal will be made specially
to all residents and going forward
will undertake public education
campaigns to reinforce the
operating principle that Tourism is
Everybody's Business.
"When a criminal victimizes a
tourist, that criminal is committing
an economic crime - a crime against
the visitor, a crime against the
state, a crime against the economic
lifeblood and livelihood of all of
us. This is a critical point that was
well made by Minister Condor in


his broadcast address to our
Nation, 24 hours after the
incident," said Minister Skerritt.
He said that the Ministry's
response will not be a reactionary
effort and it will be engaged and
sustained over the long-term. It
will be costly - especially in these
tight budgetary times. However,
this is a shared responsibility and
all stakeholders will be called upon
to support the initiatives.
Il IS 1bo\\ timeforusto recover
the good name of our country, St.
Kitts and Nevis. In this regard, I
ask for the active support of all
well-meaning citizens everywhere
for our country's efforts at
restoring confidence in the minds
of potential visitors about the
safety and attractiveness of our
destination. I also ask that you do
all you can to influence actions
that will ensure that our present
and future guests receive the best
possible service and enjoy a
memorable and enjoyable island
experience while here," said
Minister Skerritt.


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010 21


Fighting for what is left!


Relentless! Fight for market
share! That is the underlying
reason of the war inthe free market.
Every industry is fighting to retain
and expand market share because
sales signal profitability and, for
some businesses, survival.
Did you know that with about
242 aircraft expected to be
delivered to Indian carriers over
the next five years between 2010
and 2014, Boeing and Airbus are
locked inbattle over market share?
The company is supposed to
deliver an additional 100 aircraft to
its Indian customers over the next
five years.
Airbus, on the other hand, is
slated to deliver 142 aircraft which
would take its share to around 54%
of the total 680 aircraft expected to
be in operation.
Of the total 440 aircraft in use
today, Airbus accounts for 223 or
51%, while close to 220 aircraft
come from the Boeing stable. In
2005, Indian carriers were
operating close to 200 aircraft and,
and it is estimated that India will
need around 1000 aircraft, valued
currently at close to $100 billion
(Rs 470,000 crore), over the next
20 years.
What has developments in air
transport has to doe with sport
and sport business? Well,
everything, insofar as just-in-time
airlift is critical to the growth of
the sport business industry.
But, in this column, we are
interested in establishing a parallel.
That is to say, the same ethos that
drive other market activities which
have been driving other global
sport (football, basketball, boxing,
car racing etc), in beginning to
surface in the cricketing industry
- a phenomenon that I had been
warning about for years!


The latest market behaviour is
that of CricketAustralia (CA) move
to compete with the multi-million
dollar global cricket event, the
Indian Premier League (IPL).
On 29 October 2010, CA
approved an IPL-style league even
if it conceded that the eight-team
event would not be able to rival
the $4 billion Indian Twenty20
tournament.
Chief Executive Officer, James
Sutherland reported that the board
is "amenable" to private
ownership to expand Big Bash
League from 2011-12 season.
According to him, "The Board
has considered the position of
private investment into these
teams and taken a view that the
board is amenable to that situation.
It will, over the coming months,
consider the terms under which
that private investment may take
place but the Board is certainly
open to that."
In fact, it is reported that Indian
companies are eyeing minority
stakes in some of the teams,
despite the fact that Sutherland
said, "I don't think we see
ourselves as a competitor to the
IPL (in terms of player earnings)
and certainly the revenues that the
Cricket Australia Big BashLeague
can generate. In a small market
such as Australia it's not going to
be the same as the Indian Premier
League. But at the same time this
league is on the international stage
and the teams that play-off in the
finals will qualify for the
Champions League."
In the next five years, the
league is to be played over a 5-6
week period in December and
January, with ten teams.
What about the Australian
Twenty20 Competition? The


current KFC Twenty20 Big Bash
is the domestic Twenty20 cricket
competition in Australia. The
competition is organised by
Cricket Australia, and sponsored
by fast food chicken outlet KFC.
The current format consists
of a 15-match competition in
which each state plays 5 matches
against each other. Final is held
between the first placed team and
the winner of a preliminary final
held between the second and
third placed teams. Both teams
which appear in the final also
subsequently qualify for the
Champions League Twenty20
tournament.
You would recall that
Australia was slower to pick up
the format of Twenty20 cricket
than other countries such as
England and South Africa, but
eventually established a league
amongst the domestic Australian
sides in 2005. The inception of
the domestic Twenty20
competition was hailed as one of
the games biggest innovations in
Australia since the advent of
World Series Cricket nearly 30
years previously.
The business investors have
taken a light-hearted high
entertainment approach to the
domestic Twenty20 competition,
with cheerleaders, DJs, and
nicknames all being features. The
crowd is encouraged to wear
fancy dress, and create a carnival
atmosphere. Big hitting and fast
scoring is a notable feature, and
encourages crowd involvement.
The format has proved highly
popular with crowds in excess of
10,000 for games even during the
working week.
What is the market impact?
Even in its current format, the


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Australian Twenty20 is already
flexing its muscle and already
affecting the quality of our regional
cricket product in the same lucrative
version..
First, former West Indies captain
Chris Gayle will return to play for
Western Australia in the 2010-
1 Competition.
Gayle, 31, was cleared by the
West Indies Cricket Board to take
his place in the Warriors' squad.
The champion batsman last week
became only the fourth player in
history to score two Test match
triple centuries following his 333
against Sri Lanka in Galle. He will
return to Perth after playing two
matches for the Warriors in last
southern summer's T20 Big Bash.
Gayle is excited: "It was unfortunate
that injury prevented me from
playing the entire Big Bash last year,
but the West Australian public were
very friendly and really welcomed
me as a member of the Warriors
squad. I will be looking to repay that
support and do all that I can to help
the Warriors be successful in this
season's Big Bash and qualify for
the Champions League Twenty20
tournament."
Second, Bravo, Pollard and
Gayle could miss representing the
West Indies. You see, the three,
Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and
Kieron Pollard are set to participate


in the Big Bash having received
"No-Objection Certificates" from
the West Indies Cricket Board to
represent Perth, Victoria and
South Australia respectively.
Third, the three, risk ruling
themselves out of selection for the
West Indies team in the Twenty20
format should they choose to go
to Australia. The Big Bash clashes
with the Caribbean T20 and,
according to the WICB's
regulations, participation in
regional competitions is
mandatory for consideration for
national selection in the
corresponding format of the game.
However, the three players are
eligible for selection into the West
Indies squad for the 2011 World
Cup after having played in the
WICB Cup, the regional one-day
tournament, earlier this year.
Pollard and Bravo played for
Trinidad and Tobago, and Gayle
captained Jamaica.
Fourth, the problem is that the
Big Bash runs from December 30
to February 5, while the Caribbean
T20 takes place between January
9 and 24.
What will the professional
players do? In the end, as they
have demonstrated previously, in
the fight for market share, demand
and supply forces, rule!
What do you think?


"IT'S ANTIGUA'S TIME TO WIN


DIGICEL CUP"


Wednesday, November 24th
2010 - Fort of France, Martinique:
With 16 thrilling encounters to go,
the final eight teams that make up
the Digicel Caribbean Cup Groups
H and I all have high hopes of
making it into the top four. Group
G runners-up, Antigua & Barbuda,
will arrive in Martinique tomorrow
ahead of their Group I matches
which kick off on Saturday. The
team Manager, Fernando Abraham,
spoke exclusively to
www.digicelfootball.com about
the team's preparation and their
long wait for this chance to
become Digicel Caribbean Cup
champions.
"So far preparations are going
very well. The boys have been in
training and are looking very sharp
and ready to go. They are feeling
confident having qualified for the


Finals from Group G and are
prepared to do their best. They
have been training very hard and
as a result are sharp, focused and
going to give Jamaica a run for
their money on Saturday.
"In terms of Group I, we're
confident and we know what we
have prepared for. We will go out
there and play our game and
hopefully be successful in this
tournament. While we haven't
seen Jamaica play recently as
they've been playing some
friendly matches in Florida, I know
their style and, as such, we're
prepared for them. Obviously, as
current champions, they are likely
to be our toughest game in the
Group - and we're not going to
take that match lightly - but that's
our first game so we need to start
off on the right foot. We need a


win against Jamaica and that's
what we're prepared for.
"Our motto is team spirit. We
believe in that - both on and off
the pitch. Our 26 year-old
forward, Peter Byers, is a
renowned goal scorer in the
Caribbean so, yes, we expect him
to shine but it is our team spirit
that will see us through and I see
no reason why we cannot have a
positive outcome in the DCC
2010.
"First and foremost, we want
to take home that Digicel Cup and
become Caribbean champions.
It's time for Antigua and Barbuda
to take the trophy home. Of
course, we also want to qualify
for the CONCACAF Gold Cup,
but becoming Caribbean
champions is our priority. We've
worked hard and long for this
chance and we're ready to
perform and do what it takes to


succeed," he concluded.
Antigua & Barbuda will travel
to Martinique on Thursday
November 25th before taking on
Jamaica; Guyana and Guadeloupe
in Group I of the Digicel Caribbean
Cup 2010 at the Riviere Pilote
Stadium.


All final matches will be aired
live throughout the Caribbean and
on an as-live basis on FOX
Television in North America - for
free. In addition, fans can watch
live streaming or listen to live radio
commentary by logging onto
www.digicelfootball.com.


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


WICB name strong

Windies Women squad

for India Tour
St John's, Antigua- The West Indies Cricket Board's Selection Panel
has named a strong team to represent the West Indies Women against
India in the sub-continent early next year.
Merissa Aguilleira, the inspirational captain and wicket-keeper, will
again lead the side. Anisa Mohammed, the world-rated off-spinner, will
continue as
Vice Captain.
The Windies will play five One Day Internationals and three T20
Internationals between January 10 and 24.
The squad features most of the players who performed brilliantly at
the recent ICC Women's Challenge in SouthAfrica- where they won the
T20 trophy and placed second in the 50 Over Tournament.
The one newcomer in the 14-member squad is June Ogle-Thomas,


the all rounder from Guyana. She
was selected based on her
performances in the West Indies
Cricket Board's Women's 50 Over
League which was played in St
Vincent in August.
"It will be a challenging tour
but we are confident we can do
well against the Indian girls on
their home soil. It will be the first
time in India for many of us but we
believe we can rise above the
challenge. We want to continue
from where we left off in South
Africa where we played so very
well," Aguilleira said.
"The Indians are ranked above
us in the ICC rankings but we
believe we can do well against them
and move up. We need to show
improvement from the tour in
South Africa. Our experienced
players will be the ones to lead from
the front, but in South Africa
everyone made a contribution at
some stage so we know we have a
team with depth and strength,"


Aguilleira added.

FULL SQUAD
Merissa Aguilleira (Captain/Wicket-keeper) - Trinidad & Tobago
Anisa Mohammed (Vice Captain) - Trinidad & Tobago
Shemaine Campbelle (Wicket-keeper) - Guyana
Britney Cooper - Trinidad & Tobago, Shanel Daley - Jamaica, Deandra
Dottin- Barbados, Pearl Etienne - Dominica
Stacy Ann King - Trinidad & Tobago
Subrina Munroe - Guyana
Juliana Nero - St Vincent & Grenadines
June Ogle-Thomas - Guyana
Shakera Selman- Barbados
Tremayne Smartt - Guyana
Stafanie Taylor - Jamaica
TOUR SCHEDULE
January 3: arrive Mumbai
January 8: warm-up match BCCI President's XI at BKC
January 10: 1st One-Day International at Mumbai
January 13: 2nd One-Day International at Baroda
January 15: 3rd One-Day International at Baroda
January 18: 4th One-Day International at Rajkot
January 19: 5th One-Day International at Rajkot
January 22:1 st T20 International at Ahmedabad
January 23: 2nd T20 International at Ahmedabad
January 24: 3rd T20 International at Ahmedabad


SKABA Star

1 Team

SKABA former Junior star
player Shamille "Slanger" Jeffers
is making his presence felt as he
begins his first season as a 6'-7"
starter for the NCAA Division 1
Jacksonville University Dolphins.
Jeffers, who played with the
Basseterre High School Broncos
before gaining a scholarship to
Williston State in 2008 is touted
by Head Coach Cliff Warren as his
frontcourt leader based on his
athleticism, talent and experience.
"Joining the team this year is
a group of newcomers that feature
talent, experience and athleticism.,
said Coach Warren. "Giving JU's
front court some experience is
junior college transfers Shamile
Jeffers and Delwan Graham. Jeffers
was a star at Williston (N.D.) State
College, earning second team all-
conference honors after averaging
almost 14 points and seven
rebounds as a sophomore.
Graham comes to JU after
starting his collegiate career at LSU
before transferring to Chipola
Junior College. A four-star recruit
coming out of high school, Graham
brings an intimidating and
physical presence inside."
The Dolphins began the
season last Friday with a loss to
the Miami Hurricanes in which
Jeffers in his first Division 1 game
had 6 points and 6 rebounds in 17
minutes of play. In the team's
home-opener against Svannah
Jeffers played 10 minutes and had
6 points and 7 rebounds.
"Shamille played well
considering it was his first taste of
Division 1 basketball," said a team
source. As indicated by Coach
Warren "we expect Shamille to be
the focal point of our frontcourt.
He is an extremely athletic player
and we all have high expectation


To Lead NCAA Division
of him."
Jeffers is currently the only SKABA scholarship player in the NCAA
Division 1 and just the 2nd player to play NCAA Division 1 basketball.
The first was Jeffrey Bramble who played for Kentucky State.
Jeffers spent the past two years at Williston (N.D.) State College,
leading WSC to a 25-7 record last season, including a 17-game winning
streak and the region 13 title under coach Hunter Berg...was named
second team allconference and second team all-region after averaging
13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game - hitting 56 percent of his shots
from the floor.
Jeffers is a 2nd generation players as his father Arthur "Garfeild"
Jeffers is a local basketball legend having Captained the St.Kitts first
national basketball team. Elder Jeffers was also the first individual to
Own, Coach, Captain and Play in a SKABA team all at the same time.


Results Of

SKNFA Division 1 Football Matches

Played On Tuesday:
At Warner ParK Stadium
Rivers Of Living Water 1 vs Newtown Jnrs 0
(Half Time 1 - 0)
Yanick Roberts 38th minute
*Official was Cassim Akeem


At Patsy Allers Playing Field
Island Auto Supplies B.H.S 5 vs
(Half Time 3 - 1)
Scorers (B.H.S)
Vidal Hendrickson 4th & 41st minute
Jovenia Claxton 25th minute
Kimarie Sommersal 76th minute
Sakimbal mcSheen 85th


Sandy Point Allstars 2

Scorers (Sandy Point)
Valden Rogers 37th minute
Shane Jeffers 890th minute


Yellow Cards
Shavon Bell (B.H. S) 40th minute
Justin Pemberton (Sany Point) 79th minute
*Officials were Stewart Rawlins & Craig Rouse

At Verchilds Playing Field
Verchilds High School won by default over Conaree Fireballs Int'l
*Official was Stedroy Douglas


At Saddlers Playing Field
SDP 5


(Half Time 2 - 0)
Scorers (SDP)
Tejamrn 48th & 80th minute
Steven Nolan 1st minute
Ettic Lewis 6th minute


vs Trafalgar Southstars 1


Scorer (Southstars)
Gavin Whyte 51st minute


Eurosport to broadcast Caribbean Twenty20
(cont'd from page 22)
Eurosport viewers this year and I am delighted we can broadcast another
high quality international tournament. The spectacle and atmosphere of
the Caribbean game is perfectly suited to the Twenty20 format and will
give our viewers a nice antidote to the often bleak British midwinter!'
Nelecia Yeates, Commercial Manager of WICB said: "We are most
happy with the exposure in the UK market which Eurosport will provide
to the Caribbean T20. This opportunity will allow regional players to
showcase their talents to an international television audience and it can
only be to their benefit and the benefit of West Indies cricket."
The highest placed West Indies team will qualify for the Airtel
Champions League Twenty20 tournament, which pitches the best
domestic Twenty20 teams from across the cricketing world against each
other - and is also broadcast live and exclusive on Eurosport.
The acquisition of the Caribbean T20 2011 follows Eurosport's debut
into Test cricket this winter which featured live coverage of both the Sri
Lanka vs. West Indies series in November 2010 and Pakistan vs. South
Africa series in October 2010.


Vincent Warner 61st minute
*Official was Sherlene Browne


A Digicel Premier Match was also Played at
Warner Park Stadium on Tuesday:
KFC Trinity/Challengers 3 vs Mantab 1
(Half Time 2 - 0)
Scorers (Challengers) Scorer (Mantab)
Sheldon Doyling 8th minute Nigel Browne 57th minute
Stephen Richards (Mantab) scored
an own goal in the 20th minute
Ahmad Nicholls 59th minute
*Officials were Frankln Dorsett, Ike Inniss, Fidel Fahie & Steadroy
Techeira

Matches Played At Warner Park Stadium:
St.Thomas /Trinity Strikers 2 vs KFC Trinity?Challengers 1
(Half Time 1 - 0)
Azeem James 24th & 52nd minute Hazon Marsham 90th
minute
Yellow cards
Trevon James (Challengers) 20th minute
Kendale Liburd (Strikers) 54th minute
Sheldon Doylin (Challengers) 70th minute
*Officials were Frankly Dorsett, ike Innniss, Fidel Fahie & James Matthew


Newtown United 0


St.Peters 0


Yellow Card
Kirkland Harris (St.Peters) 8th minute
*Officials were Stewart Rawlins, Anthony Bergan, Ike Inniss & Steadroy
Techeira


The Labour Spokesman




The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010 . M 23


By: Vigilante
* More and more evidence is coming to light that the
brazen robberies committed on the tourists and the Credit
Union were all orchestrated and organised by PAM
misleaders to destroy the tourist industry and undermine
the government.
* Having failed in their desperate attempt to shut down
the country and bring the government to its knees, there is
now talk about removing our lawfully elected popular and
beloved Prime Ministerfrom office.
* Questioned about the callous statement at a recent
calypso tent here, a prominent PAM misleader openly
bragged: "Whatever we have to do, to get rid of Douglas,
we will do it... by all and any means necessary, he and
Labour got to go."
* People want to know if the raffle for justice has anything
to do with the nefarious and clandestine plans to get rid of
Douglas and Labour.
* People want to know if the Parliamentary Representative
for Sandy Point hands are tied, as he usually claim, why he
has not uttered a word of condemnation up to now on the
brazen armed robbery of the tourists in his constituency.
* They want to know how he could be so brazen to write
such a hypocritical article in the Democrat last weekend
attacking the Prime Minister, when he does not have the
courage or guts to publicly condemn the perpetrators who
all hail from his constituency and are all said to be known
PAM activists.
* Dey say since de arrest of the perpetrators some people
high up in PAM can't sleep and their pressure gone sky high.
Inside sources say they fraid de fellas talk.
* People want to know if the armed gunman (terrorist)
given such great prominence on the front page of last
weekend's Democrat is one of the bandits trained and used
by PAM activists in their clandestine plans to make the tourist
industry "extinct"; and if a certain ex policeman has anything
to do with the training exercises.
* It is understood that a certain propagandist and scandal
monger on the PAM Executive was the one responsible for
calling up BBC and breaking the news about the hold-up of
the tourists to the international press, minutes after the
unfortunate incident occurred.
* Dey say after the perpetrators were rounded up so
quickly and charged by the police they hurriedly changed
the lead story or other stories in the Democrat which openly
supported the cowardly attack on our tourist industry and
that's one of the main reasons why the paper was put on
sale here so late.
* Word out of Nevis is that the Sheriff stayed away from
yesterday's sitting of Parliament because he did not want
to support his leader with the Bill relating to the sharing of
revenues between St. Kitts and Nevis.
* Many Sandy Pointers want to know how is it that SPIRIT
has not spoken out condemning the cowardly act on the
tourists by the perpetrators in Sandy Point.
* Baby Grant has now threatened to stop financing the
Democrat if they press on with their campaign to get rid of
him and install Sleeping Hammy as Party Leader.


Touis I Wo
^TISi TT A, cfI!


By: Sotto Voce
It was great to see the tourist ships again calling at Port Zante this
past week, and their service providers once again earning some honest
dollars.
On Wednesday, two ships docked and the activity in downtown
Basseterre was as hectic as expected in the circumstances. The presence
of the security services was quite evident and this augurs well for the
future of the industry.
All of us would have learned from the incident of 2 weeks ago, at
Brimstone Hill. Even the usual set of finger-pointers and blame throwers
would have realized that we are all in it together, and no one benefits
when criminals attack our fragile tourist industry as these fellas did.
I am sure it has caused great embarrassment even in some opposition
quarters because of the identities of those charged. Their silence alone
is deafening.
Those who sought to make little of the work of our Tourism Minister
and his staff off would have felt it in their wallets and their cash registers
when the ships cancelled their visits to our island. The work they do in
"bigging" up and promoting our island goes way beyond the call of
duty.
The tourists come to our island to enjoy all the good we have to
offer. And the Tourism Ministry should be highly commended for their
work alongside the National Security Ministry in returning the ships to
our shores. All this, in spite of the daily bashing our island gets from
opposition spokespersons hosting and calling in to radio programmes.
Since the PAM's continued failure to unset Labour in government,
they have launched an all-out attack on St. Kitts. Dr. Douglas and the
Labour Party candidates did not put themselves in government. The
people did. But no one is deceived. The constant and fierce verbal attacks
on St. Kitts do not go unnoticed by the people. No loyal and patriotic
Kittitian appreciates anybody trying to drag the country down in the
way the "Voices of PAM" and "Inside the PAM Headquarters News" do
it over their FM daily. It is like an election campaign by radio under the
pretext of freedom and democracy.
I am appalled at their constant calls for the removal of our beloved
Prime Minister, Dr. Douglas, from office. He was elected less than a year
ago to a 4th consecutive term in government. He obtained over 90% of
the votes cast in his own constituency. He remains amazingly popular in
the country. Those who have an agenda to bash him continuously got
their work cut out for them. They need to say how they propose to
remove from office, a leader who was popularly elected and whose
mandate to govern still has over 4 years to run. Please tell us how he is
to be lawfully removed.
Clearly they do not like him, prefer him, or support him. That is their
democratic right. But to persistently advocate his removal in all the
circumstances is mighty strange and cries out for a sensible explanation.
And those who go on radio programmes on their FM, and warn of big
happenings to come, also need to clarify such inciteful words. People
not stupid you know. They listen to and they analyse each comment.
They read and digest each written word. And they observe the conduct
of the characters closely. Some people need to take Dr. Douglas advice
and Simin c i down". The voice of the people is the voice of God.
The other major event this past week was the press conference held
by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) here on Monday afternoon
which was aired live on radio and television. The fact that it was promoted
by the government, demonstrated that the present administration has
nothing to hide and nothing to be ashamed of.
It also showed up the mouthing's of the PAM and its spokespersons
as empty rhetoric and political propaganda. Even now, the propaganda
continues daily over their FM, led by the PAM in-house host, as he
rivals the shows Wednesday host for the lead PAM spin-doctor label.
The IMF Press Conference made clear: (1) that the government's
imposition of Value Added Tax (VAT) when it did was timely; (2) that the
policies and programmes of the Labour Government puts the country on
the right path to economic growth and health; and (3) that our fate and
that of all our Caribbean neighbours is not entirely in our own hands,
but partly dependent on the health of the U.S. economy.
So, all those who make it their business to take out their text on our
Labour Government and its policies should bow their heads in shame.
The I.M.F itself, in person, gave the government the thumbs up and
heads up over the direction in which the country is projected to go. The
nay-sayers and the prophets of doom and gloom were all made to sit up
and take notice.
Even the Sesame Street fellow who came mandated to ask the
questions for PAM was given a dose of hush by the responses he got.
He subsequently tried to give the answers as unfavourable a spin as he


could when he returned to his FM
Show. But no amount of spin could
alter what the I.M.F. said, and the
endorsement given to the Labour
Government's economic plan of
action to lead the country back on
the path of growth, economic
stability and prosperity.
It is clear that the western
world is going through very
challenging economic times. We
are not alone in this. The PAM and
their promoters have a vested
interest in twisting the truth in a
politically partisan way. But fact is
fact, and fiction is fiction.
This Labour Government has
not signed on to any I.M.F.
programme. The fact that they visit
our country is no death knell being
sounded for us. They visit all their
member nations. The PAM
propaganda in this respect is false.
The nay-sayers had plenty to
say on the negative side of our
introduction of VAT at 17%. I am
waiting to hear them on the
Barbados Government's recent
increase of VAT from 15% to 171/
per cent there. And bear in mind
that, in addition, Barbados also
pay Income Tax.
Here in St. Kitts-Nevis, we are
under progressive, informed and
caring leadership. Our Captain is a
Boss. Don't doubt it.

Young business-

man blasts

PAM 's ......
(cont'd from page 12)
Grand Cayman, Dominica,
Barbados, St. Vincent and the
Grenadines, and Grenada, "I had
never before seen a newspaper
within the region, no matter how
politically- aligned it may be,
partake in such destructive or
reckless act."
"Any true national operating
as a bone fide journalist engaging
in such an act thinking that it
would display their political
loyalty for one political party or
the other, would be fooling not
only themselves, but prove to be
a tool of a rogue institution
masked as a political party," said
Mr. Jong, adding:
"That citizen would be guilty
of being engaged in an act that
would contribute to the
destruction of the good image of
the country; loss of thousands of
jobs; destruction of the economy
and; evaporation of US dollars
flowing into the island."
"Sugar is dead. Tourism, light
manufacturing, and services are
the industries our small twin-island
Federation now relies on forjobs,
a strong economy, and US dollars,"
said the St. Kitts-born
businessman.




24 iT The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH 2010


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