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National Security Minister outlines Condor
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plan ot action to combat crime
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Hon. Sam Condor has outlined
the Government's plan of action in its determination to arrest the social ill of crime and
violence in our Federation.
This he explained involves seeking the assistance of the Federal Bureau of
Investigations (FBI) in the USA, the Regional Security Services (RSS) as well as the
increased presence of the Police and Defence Force (both regular and volunteers) in the
"We are taking the matter extremely serious and we want to be proactive. But we don't
feel overwhelmed at all. We feel very positive and very confident," Minister Condor
stated here in an interview with this newspaper yesterday.
The other set goals for combating crime and violence here are: improved police-public
relationship, and boosting the resources of the security forces.
"There is an emphasis and focus to
increase the police presence in the
community. I want to improve the Force's
public image, the relationship and the
confidence that the public has in the police.
We want to establish more community
policing where we could build confidence,
interact with the people because that is
how you will be able to get intelligence
(cont'd on page 3)
Recipients of the 2009 Independence Awards posing with His Excellency the
Governor General, Sir Cuthbert Sebastian at Government House on Wednesday
morning (April 14th) after receiving their awards:-
Left to Right (Front Row)- Mr. Carl Glasford (representing his father, the late Hon. Williams F.
Glasford); Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, and Sir Edmund Lawrence. Back Row Konris Maynard, Tamboura
Kitwana and Dr. Samuel Rawlins. Missing from the photo is Mrs. Willa Franks Liburd who received her
award earlier. (Photo by Willett's Photo Studio)
delivery of the
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, APRIL 14TH
2010 (CUOPM) There is need for further
investigation into the efficiency and
responsiveness of the Federation's security
This is the view expressed by newly-
appointed Minister of National Security,
Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Sam Condor.
Minister Condor in a comprehensive
report to the Cabinet on Monday
underscored the deep concern of his
ministry regarding the continuing spate of
violence in the Federation and presented
an overview of recent criminal activity in
He surmised that while government
continues for many years to place increasing
emphasis on National Security in material
and institutional investment terms, it is clear
that the efficiency and responsiveness of
the security forces need to be investigated.
Minister Condor and Special Advisor in
the Ministry, Dr. Norgen Wilson in outlining
the most critical findings of the
investigation, noted that the human and
physical resources, coordination and
communication, discipline and control,
leadership and community policing, were the
principal areas under review.
(cont'd on page 3)
PAGE 5 COMMENTARY BY
Mommy Henny S PNH IG Z
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The Labour Spokesman
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
S THE LABOUR
Published by: The St. Kitts-Nevis Trades & Labour Union
Ag. Managing Director Editor: Dawud Byron
Masses House, Church Street
P.O Box 239. Basseterre. St. Kitts. West Indies
Tel: (1 869) 465-2229 <> Fa: (1 869) 466-9866
We need to rescue our
country from the
cancer of crime
All of us are concerned about the increase in criminal activity taking
place in the Federation, especially the brutal taking of life by the gun.
We are all affected in one way or another, whether it is a mother and
father grieving for a murdered son, or troubled over a child that has
turned wayward; or the disruption of peace and harmony in communities
that bemoan the tranquility that is sporadically affected by gang activity.
We are all aware that crime fighting is a challenge here in St. Kitts and
Nevis and throughout the entire Caribbean region and indeed the world.
The solution to solving crime has not been easy as criminals are becoming
more sophisticated in their crime methods and society is being cowed
not to say what they know out of fear for their lives.
The Police must be seen as confidential professionals, who are serious
about their responsibilities otherwise they are a hindrance and not a
help to the fight against crime.
But we cannot let down our guards in the fight against this cancer of
crime that threatens to destroy the country's economy, image and
reputation, and everything that we have individually and collectively
built over time.
This is not the time to try and score points by the politicizing of
crime, nor is it the moment to single out the Government or any one
institution to blame for the crime situation. This is a time to recognize
that all of us play a major role in the fight against crime.
It is true that national security is the Government's primary
responsibility. Government must ensure that our Security Forces are
well trained and equipped to deal with solving and preventing crime;
Government must also ensure that our air and sea ports are adequately
protected against the illegal trafficking of guns, drugs and other
The Government has been trying with its limited resources and with
regional and international help to boost the skills capacity and material
resources of the Security Forces. It is true that the Government is getting
assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there is an
Anti-Gang Unit, closed-circuit television (CCTV) has been placed in
certain crime hotspots and police officers have been receiving training,
but the Government alone cannot fight crime.
The question must be asked: How did we get like this? We can all
observe how there has been an erosion in moral and spiritual values in
our society. People's hearts are growing cold. Their love, respect,
tolerance and other values known for properly functioning relationships
are in steady decline. When our moral and spiritual values arejettisoned
then we have a heartless society. We have become very materialistic and
consumeristic. Some of us now value things more than people and when
this happens life is cheapened.
However, it is never too late to take back our country from the
hoodlums who are misguided.
This will require that all hands are on deck. Parents, teachers, pastors,
guardians, church and civic organizations, politicians, doctors, lawyers,
the Police and people of all walks of life are needed to rescue our country
from the cancer of crime.
We can only do this by the example of love and forgiveness shown
to our children and young people in general. It can only be done when
we spend quality time with them and take an active interest in their lives.
We cannot wait until our children are set in their ways to do this. We
must steer them in the right direction now.
If we don't do this now, we will continue to reap a society where
more and more of our young people become vagabonds and waywards
Ne C I cruise I to
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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
APRIL 15TH 2010 (CUOPM) -
Even before it is deployed, St. Kitts
is on the itinerary of Celebrity
Cruises newest ship for the 2011/
2012 cruise season.
speculation, Celebrity Cruises (the
premium brand of Royal Caribbean
Cruises Ltd) formally announced
the deployment of its newest ship,
the Celebrity "Silhouette," sister
ship of the "Solstice" which
regularly visits S. Kitts' Port Zante.
As the fourth ship in
Solstice-class, the "Silhouette" will
offer 12-night Eastern Caribbean
and Southern Caribbean cruises
round trip from Cape Liberty, New
Jersey from November 6, 2011 to
April 10 of 2012.
The Caribbean ports of call will
include St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St.
Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten,
Labadee, San Juan, Nassau
(Bahamas) and St. Croix inthe US
The Silhouette will depart on
her inaugural sailing July 23, 2011
with a 7-night cruise that will
include Italy, Germany and Spain.
Then, from August to mid-October
2011, she'll continue with a series
of unique 9 to 13-night
Mediterranean and Holy Land
cruises (round trip from Italy)
which, depending on the sailing
date selected and the length of the
itinerary, will include several ports
in Italy as well as Greece, Croatia,
Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Jerusalem
and / or Israel.
Almost immediately upon
receiving the news from Celebrity
Cruises about the deployment of
the "Silhouette," Direct Line
Cruises sent a promotional
announcement to their clients (via
DLC's e-mail newsletter) offering
an onboard credit of up to $200
per stateroom for advance
bookings on the Celebrity
"Silhouette" that are made by April
(Photos by Erasmus Williams)
Mommy Henny Celebrates 100
Years Of Life f
Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 14,
2010 (SKNIS): Hardworking,
strong and private were all words
used to describe Ms Henrietta
Watson of Old Road who
celebrated 100 years of life on
Saturday, April 10, 2010.
Prime Minister Honourable Dr.
Denzil Douglas, Minister
responsible for Social
Marcella Liburd, Parliamentary
Representative for the Area
Honourable Glenn Phillip, Former
Minister and Parliamentary
Representative for the Area Rupert
Herbert were among family and
friends who saluted Ms Henrietta
Watson for arriving at the grand
old age of 100.
The St. Kitts and Nevis
Information Service's staff
cameras chronicled Mommy
Henny's attainment at a Church
Service at the Ebenezer Old Road
Methodist Church on Saturday
last which was followed by a
Luncheon at Sprat Net.
Approximately 200 persons were
said to have joined the centenarian
in her celebrations.
During the Church Service,
adopted Goddaughter Agnes
Williams paid tribute to Mommy
Mommy Henny at Sprat Net Luncheon
Mommy Henny at Sprat Net Luncheon
Henny in song with "Sweet Will
of God." She noted that her
Godmother could still see to thread
a needle and she said that several
days before, she had visited and
asked why she had lived so long.
Ms. Williams stated that in
response her Godmother told her
that she could see straight through
her. She then admitted that it was
because she had not been wearing
a petticoat, and Mommy Henny's
eyesight was good enough for her
While bringing the Message,
Minister Rev. Dr. Wycherley
Gumbs mentioned faithful servants
of God such as Jeremiah. He then
highlighted Mommy Henny's
philosophy as to why she had
(cont'd on page 3)
who terrorize our society and place additional strain on the Government and its financial and human resources.
We are all responsible in the fight against crime!
Celebrity Solstice cruising towards St. Kitts' Port Zante with the
Explorer of the Seas already docked.
Celebrity Solstice docked at Port Zante in St. Kitts.
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The Labour Spokesman
US Defense Secretary meet Eastern
Caribbean leaders on security
KITTS, APRIL 14TH 2010
(CUOPM) St. Kitts and
Nevis' Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of National
Security, Hon. Sam Condor and
Eastern Caribbean leaders will
discuss regional security issues
with United States Secretary of
Defense, the Honourable
Deputy Prime Minister
Condor will represent Prime
Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L.
Douglas at the meeting in
Barbados on Friday 16th April.
Eastern Caribbean leaders
and senior national security
officials meet with Mr. Gates
to discuss the full range of
security challenges facing the
sub-region and especially how
the United States can work
with the Regional Security
System (RSS) to strengthen the
region's capacity to meet these
United States Charge d'
Affairs at the United States
Embassy in Barbados, Mr. D.
Brent Hardt is hopeful that the
discussions will advance the
common efforts to ensure that
the Regional Security System
(RSS) is effective in meeting the
United States Defense Secretary,
the Hon. Robert Gates.
evolving challenges posed by
organised crime, drug
trafficking cartels, terrorists and
National Security Minister outlines plan of action to
(cont'd from page 1)
and have detection and so there's an emphasis and a focus on that," he
The National Security Minister said "We want to do more joint
operations between the Police and the Defence Force .We are stepping
up our patrols system. We want to double on the beat now where instead
of one police officer you would see two police officers. So we are trying
to rearrange the operations in terms of the administration of the Police
Force, making sure that we get our police to go out and interact with
civilians to get maximum support from the public in the execution of their
Speaking to the investment of outside assistance, Minister Condor
spoke highly of the forensic aspect in helping to gather evidence
concerning homicide cases.
"Because of the present situation, we are seeking the full support of
the RSS, getting some assistance to beef up some of the things that we
are doing here and we are also looking at international assistance from
the FBI, to deal especially with the murders that we have had over the
last week to get some assistance in terms of evidence gathering, forensic
assistance. We are looking at all those things," he said.
Speaking more to the efficiency and productivity of the police, he
said the government is looking at reorganizing the Police Force in terms
Mommy Henny Celebrates 100
Years Of Life (cont'd from page 2)
lived so long.
Superintendent Gumbs said that she said the reasonwas contentment.
He went on to explain that contentment according to the Greek text was
not simply to accept things as they are.
"It means whatever state I find myself, I realize that God is in it with
me," Superintendent Gumbs said. "I shall go through the deep waters,
Minister & Mrs. Glenn Phillip singing at Mommy Henny 's Service
of the operations. We want to have
more frequent and sustained joint
operations to improve the
relationship between the Defense
Force and the police as well as
boosting the security units that we
have here such as the SSU and the
anti-gang unit to make sure that
they are functioning to maximum
capacity so we could get the best
results from them, the National
Security Minister explained.
He said the Government is
looking to get the Police Force to
be more professional and
understand their role and
He spoke about the importance
of police officers in paying keen
attention to what is going on in
their surroundings, in areas like
traffic violations, indecent
exposure and the gathering of
rough times, because God will see
me through. So I am content to
rest in God and rest in God's care."
Mommy Henny's Grandson
Chesil Watson thanked all of his
Grandmother's well-wishers for
honouring her with their presence.
He also thanked her for the
sacrifices she had made for loved
ones over the years. Mr. Watson
said that Mommy Henny worked
hard- from cane field to cane field,
riding the donkey and going into
the mountain to get cassava.
"She has worked very hard and
to reach this milestone of 100 years
is a really big achievement," Mr.
Watson said. "And only one
complaint she has. She say
Chessy, all does hurt me, is me
for the Area Honourable Glenn
Phillip congratulated Mommy
Henny on her attainment and
recounted their first meeting.
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
gang members on the streets
According to Minister Condor
"We want to make sure that we
pay attention to those little things
so that they don't escalate into
bigger offences. So we basically
want to have a new attitude in
terms of policing and to make sure
we arrest this situation and have a
turn around in what has been
happening in the country."
The Minister of National
Security is expected to travel to
Barbados today (Friday) where he
will meet with the U.S Secretary of
State for Defense and other top
government officials from the
region The RSS Coordinator,
Brantley Watson, is expected to be
As indicated by Minister
"I could recall the first day I
went across the bay and
introduced myself," Minister
Phillip said. "The first thing she
said is who you be? Where
Herbert? I don't know you." The
Parliamentary Representative of
the Area noted that the first
meeting was all in good faith and
it continued with Mommy Henny
giving him a history lesson of Old
Road as well as of his village,
The ceremonies continued at
Sprat Net where Prime Minister
Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas
acknowledged Mommy Henny for
her contribution to the
development of the Federation
and congratulated her on her
achievement. Supervisorof Social
Assistance Mrs. Ann Wigley
along with Social Assistance
Officer Larissa Riley were on hand
to bring the Unit's greeting.
Condor the Government has also
contacted the FBI and he will have
the opportunity to speak to the
persons involved, on his trip to
"We are not going to have any
dramatic solutions just now
because these activities, they
come from the hearts of men and
women and so you know you have
to change minds and change
hearts and so we want to do that
and we believe that it is going to
take a collective effort of all of us,
the entire country ...but we are
very confident that we will be able
to handle the situation," the
National Security concluded.
(cont'd from page 2)
The Minister concluded his
report by discussing a manageable
number of practical
recommendations which he said
would not necessarily demand
additional resources, but which
could drastically improve the
quality and scope of delivery of
the security forces.
restructuring the crime fighting
units to improve synergy and
achieve greater overall
human resources in both the
Defence Force and the Police Force
and reinforcing and further
Photo: Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of National
Security, Hon. Sam Condor
All Constituents of St Christopher #7
(Belle Vue to Ottleys Village)
are here by informed that the Parliamentary
for the area and Ministry of Finance
Dr the Hon Timothy Harris will be holding
one-on-one consultation on Saturday 12th
September 2009 from 10-12 pm, the
consultation would take place at his
Constituency Office at Mansion. All
Constituents of Constituency #7 are ask to
take note and be punctual
The West tsasseterre Labour Branch
Will be holding its
Monthly General Meeting
On Wednesday, 21st April, 2010
At the West Bassetere Constituency Office
The Hon. Sam Condor, Parliamentary
Representative will be in attendance, all are
invited and asked to be punctual.
15th April, 2010
Young Trade Unionists
Occupation Health and
By: Joseph E. O'Flaherty, Jr.
Continuing its effort to educate the workers of the Federation, the St.
Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union recently sent two local delegates
to participate in a workshop on Occupation Health and Safety (OSH),
which was administered at the Barbados Workers Union College and
funded by the International Labour Organization (ILO)
The workshop participants were all required to be under the age of
forty five and each territory was invited to send two representatives
comprising of one male and one female. Over 30 delegates from the
region were present.
Mrs. Jacqueline Francis, shop steward at Harrow Servo Controls,
Sandy Point and Mr. Joseph E. O'Flaherty, Jr. Assistant General Secretary
of the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union attended the training
workshop which was from the 22nd to 26th March 2010.
Several ILO high level policies were presented by the instructors
and the corresponding
Trade Union positions were discussed and proposed by all
The workshop focused on introducing an exhaustive number of ILO
high level conventions and resolutions. These included but were not
C155 Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981
C157 Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety andHealth
C161- Occupational Health Services Convention, 1985
These conventions can all be referenced online by pointing an internet
browser to the ILO Database of Labour Legislation:
More specifically if any worker in the Federation of St. Kitts-Nevis
wishes to research which ILO conventions have been ratified by our
National Assembly or Legislature, one may simply browse online via the
internet to the following site:
Interestingly enough while the workers of St. Kitts-Nevis have always
been well served by the industrial arm of the SKNTLU since 1932, the
legislature, comprising of constitutionally elected ministers and
appointed senators, to date has not ratified any ILO OSH conventions.
Several lectures presented the details and the highlights of the specific
ILO policies focusing on Occupational Health and Safety while organised
group activities cemented the use and application of these policies with
respect to regional trade union action. Delegates were responsible for
participation in small group activity and presentation of the results of
the group work exercises.
The persons responsible for lectures and presentation of course
work to the participants were Ms Paula Robinson (ILO), MrBasil "Tony"
Rocheford and Ms Aitana Gari (ISTAS). The workshop was conducted
with the strategy of adopting the "CARICOM Model Legislation on
Occupational Safety and Health" which was presented by Basil "Tony"
Instructors then guided the workshop participants through the
various processes of:
1. Analysis of the ILO conventions and Recommendations;
2. Incorporation of the spirit of these policies into the fabric of the
framework of Collective Bargaining processes of the individual Trade
3. Adoption of ILO policies into the legislation of individual
Caribbean Nation States.
At the completion of the workshop, there was an emerging belief
that the participants should be considered, by the ILO Directorate, as a
The Labour Spokesman
focus group of Regional Trade
Unionists who will serve as the
"catalyst for change" in local
organizations and aid in the
influencing of local collective
bargaining agreements and
national legislative ratification of
The Executive of the St. Kitts-
Nevis Trades and Labour Union
is supporting ILO policies through
its establishment of an education
committee and the future
sanctioning of an OSH
subcommittee to facilitate the
awareness and training of the
Trade Union Executive and
Membership on Occupational
Safety and Health.
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
The Executive of the St. Kitts-
Nevis Trades and Labour Union
is exhibiting the will to facilitate the
proposals presented in the ILO
policies and will continue the
implementation of the ILO
initiatives for the benefit of all
workers in the Federation of St.
TDC technician receives first silver
By Melissa Amsterdam
TDC (St.Kitts/Nevis Anguilla
Trading Development Company
Ltd), Canon Technician, Valdis
Jeffers, is now the first Silver
Awardee in the Organization of
Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
Jeffers was awarded with a
plaque and label pin on 6th April,
which was presented by Technical
Division Service Manager for
Canon Latin America, Inc. (out of
Miami), Jose Conceicao a 20 year
The plaque and label pin
presented were to certify Jeffers'
pass as a Canon Association of
Technical Service Professionals
(ATSP), after he did a very
Jeffers who has 10 years of
experience as a photo copier
machine technician said that it was
his first attempt at the silver award.
He said that he studied
extensively with help from his
colleagues along with the
knowledge he gained from a
course in the field that he attended
in Miami and Panama.
"Receiving this award is more
than a privilege for me. I'm truly
proud and appreciative to be the
first. I am hoping that my
colleagues would do the same and
I look forward to win the gold next
year," Jeffers stated.
Because of Jeffers'
achievement, TDC Ltd., was also
given an Award of Excellence for
having achieved the technical
proficiency in the copier service
For having being awarded the
silver award, Jeffers is expected to
The Technical Division Service
Manager for Canon Latin America,
Inc., Jose Conceicao who is a Gold
Medalist, an award he achieved 12
years ago remarked that the award
was a big accomplishment.
"This is an extremely
prestigious award for technicians,"
Conceicao said, noting that there
were four award levels bronze,
silver, gold and starting this year
because of the high number of
award in OECS
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The Technical Division Service Manager for Canon Latin America,
Inc., Jose Conceicao hands over the silver award to TDC 's Canon
Technician, Valdis Jeffers. (Photo by Precious Mills)
applicants, the platinum level.
The platinum level is said to
be extremely difficult and will
involve systems (software based)
and a lot of network aspects.
Conceicao explained that,
"This award basically signifies the
best of the best technical
knowledge that we have in our
region .It is not an easy exam it is
not something that even the
technician with many years of
experience couldjust take the exam
and pass. It is a difficult exam. Our
technical support group writes it.
All the people who write the exams
are the people who have gone
through it themselves so we know
what type of questions we need
to put in there".
"A technician on day to day
activities has all kinds of
information through the internet
service manuals, tech pubs,
service information- they can carry
all this to fix machines. However
when they sit in front the exams,
they have nothing, they have to
actually answer the questions
from their knowledge or from their
experience from the field and to
honest with a little luck sometimes
as well," Conceicao said.
The Canon official also noted
that to do the test to attain the
bronze award, an individual must
be a field technician for at least one
According to him, if the
individual passes he is then eligible
to take a test for the silver award
(TDC has four other bronze
Conceicao said that the ATSP
is to develop the technician's
knowledge. While preparing for
the exams they are expected to
study hard and improve in their
The Bronze and Silver exam are
comprised of 40 questions to test
the participants knowledge while
the Gold exam has 40 questions
and a one-on-one interview with a
representative from the Miami
Jeffers is expected to leave
St.Kitts shortly for a two-week
training course in Miami as he
prepares to take on the gold level
next year. He will learn about the
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Forecast Crop Production for Kittitian
April and May 2010
The Department of Agriculture St Kitts, an arm of the Ministry of
Agriculture, Marine Resources and Constituency Empowerment of the
Federal Government, has issued a report indicating the anticipated
production levels of a number of food crops, for the months of April and
Items covered in the report are Tomato, Sweet Pepper, Peanut, Sweet
Potato, Watermelon, Pumpkin, Cabbage, Carrot, Onion and White Potato,
while the statistics relate solely to commercial farms operating on St
The statistics reveal that the output of several crops will in fact be
adequate to meet national demand. These include peanut, pumpkin,
carrots, onions, and white potatoes.
As a result of the foregoing statistics, recommendations were issued
that there should be no importation of pumpkin, peanut, white potato,
onion and carrot during the month of April, 2010.
Also, importation of tomato should be restricted to 10,000 pounds in
April, and no importation of carrot should be permitted in May, 2010.
After reviewing the report, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Senior
Minister and Minister responsible for the subject of Agriculture said
that he is heartened by the forecasted performance of some crops, which
are expected to do very well.
Equally, Dr Harris commented that he is very concerned over those
crops in which we will not be able to meet the domestic demand, and
would have to rely on importation to cover the shortfall.
However, the Senior Minister again took the time to encourage current
farmers to seize the opportunity to increase their production levels in
the crops which are not meeting the quantities demanded by the domestic
Dr Harris also issued a call for the emergence of new farmers to
satisfy the void in the local demand of these commodities, and to
generally expand the scope of production in fruits and vegetable farming.
Basseterre, St. Kitts -April 14,2010 -The Board of Directors forthe
St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority has appointed a new General
Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the largest statutory corporation
in St. Kitts and Nevis. Mr. Terrence Crossman took up the position on
Monday, April 12, 2010, bringing with him vast experience in strategic
planning, business process-reengineering and corporate re-structuring,
and a track record of success.
Mr. Crossman was most recently employed at LIME (formerly Cable
and Wireless) where his last position was Head of Retail Sales & Service
and previously, Vice President of Corporate Sales. During his career at
LIME Mr. Crossman received recognition for several initiatives including
C & W Global Award for Innovation and Value Creation, Initiative of the
Year Award, and Customer Service Excellence Award. Prior to joining
Cable & Wireless, Mr. Crossman worked as a Manager of Pricewaterhouse
Coopers Consulting practice in Atlanta, GA, USA where he received
extensive experience in process re-engineering and corporate
As the new General Manager, Mr. Crossman will focus keenly on
PEOPLE, both internally and externally, which he says is one of the four
pillars of his 4 P strategy. The other pillars of his strategy will centre on
Process, Productivity and ultimately Profitability with a view to building
a winning culture and a distinct and an enviable corporate SCASPA
Mr. Crossman holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance,
a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (summa cum laude) and an Associate
of Arts in Management, and is currently pursuing a second Masters
degree in Global Consumer Marketing. Given his professional training,
managerial experience and focus on people, process, productivity, and
profitability, Mr. Crossman is qualified to lead the Authority as it continues
to rebrand and reposition itself to become a viable, customer-focussed
In welcoming Mr. Crossman to SCASPA, Chairman Mr. Linkon
Maynard expressed the full confidence of the Board of Directors in the
new CEO and joins with the Ministry of Tourism & International
Transport, the Board of Directors, Management and Staff in
congratulating and welcoming Mr. Crossman to the Corporation.
SCASPA (www.scaspa.com) is a statutory enterprise which operates
the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, the Port Zante Port for
handling cruise ships, and the country's Deep Sea Port for handling
incoming and outgoing cargo vessels. The company's work force is 425
and during 2008, SCASPAreported audited revenues in excess ofEC$39
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
APRIL 12TH 2010 (CUOPM) -A
national of St. Kitts and Nevis has
been named one of the Black
Business and Professional
Association of Canada (BBPA)
distinguished Black men for 2010.
The following story appears in
When you place an order at
Tim Horton's, the "double double"
- two cream and two sugars in your
coffee is evenly dispensed by a
machine invented by Michael
Duck owns A.C. Dispensing
Equipment Inc. which
manufactures and sells the Sure
Shot machine that regulates the
amount of cream poured into a cup
Larry Gibson founded the
company that's a major exporter of
flooring and other interior
In addition to being visionaries
and successful entrepreneurs,
Duck and Gibson have a few other
things in common. They are Black
Nova Scotians who have been
honoured with Harry Jerome
awards for excellence in business.
Whenever he gets the
Rustum Southwell lauds Duck and
Gibson's accomplishments and
presents them as inspiration for
Southwell owned a Harvey's
franchise for 11 years before
becoming the chief executive
officer of the Halifax-based Black
Business Initiative (BBI) which
has helped to create over 300 Black
businesses and nearly 700 jobs in
Nova Scotia since it was created
14 years ago.
In 1996, the federal and Nova
Scotia governments established
the BBI to address the unique
needs confronting the province's
Black community. The
organization is committed to
growing the Black presence in a
diverse range of business sectors,
manufacturing, tourism and
"We aim to help young
entrepreneurs with growth
strategies," said Southwell who
was among nine African-
Canadians honoured with the
Black Business and Professional
Association's Men of Distinction
awards last week at the Fairmont
Royal York Hotel. "We have had a
strong 14 years despite the fact
that we have had to turn down
companies who have approached
us without strong business cases.
"Unfortunately, the Black
community tends to go into low-
return service industries. We have
tried to get people to look at non-
traditional types of operations.
The majority are into retail services
and construction. We also try to
get people away from Black hair
care and the restaurant businesses
and we encourage them to look at
the information technology and
Southwell, whose Dominican-
born father Paul was the first Chief
Minister of St. Kitts, Nevis &
Anguilla and later Premier
following the death of Robert
Bradshaw, said his organization
has been working with the BBPA
and groups in other metropolitan
cities, including Montreal and
Vancouver, to setup national Black
business networks similar to the
A student teacher in St. Kitts
who aborted medical studies after
a year at the University of the West
Indies Cave Hill campus in
Barbados, Southwell migrated to
Halifax in 1972 and immersed
himself in business.
St. Kitts and Nevis students to benefit from new line
of CXC past papers booklets
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, APRIL 12TH 2010 (CUOPM) Hundreds
of St. Kitts and Nevis students along with thousands from the region
will soon benefit from an easier to follow and more efficient layout and
design of a new front page, added elements of schools' reports and
other new features of the Caribbean Examinations Council's (CXC) past
This was revealed by Registrar at CXC in Barbados, Didacus Jules,
who said that the publication of the schools' reports "is a very significant
step forward because these reports are prepared by the examining
committee for each subject in every examination."
This would therefore go a long way towards helping teachers and
students because the reports reveal how candidates are performing in
that particular subject, which helps teachers to hone weak areas of the
students as expressed in the examination.
"For example, from several preceding years, the examination panel in
Geography kept pointing to the need for improved map reading by the
students and the schools apparently finally did pay attention to that
guidance and we saw in last year's examination, significant improvement
in performance because attention had been given to improving the map
reading skills," Jules is quoted in a regional media story as stating.
Jules said that he was happy to be launching these booklets in
conjunction with Ian Randle Publishers (IRP). He said that IRP was
chosen after a "transparent bidding process," where regional and UK-
based publishers competed to offer CXC a range of services. He said
that his organisation was looking for a company that would meet
international standards but as a regional body, they were also looking to
support a fellow regional organisation and IRP fit the bill in both cases.
Jules added that CXC has granted IRP exclusive rights to publish
their syllabuses and past examination papers for all CAPE and CSEC
They have also granted the Jamaican publishing company non-
exclusive rights for the publication
of all subject reports, related
specimen papers and mark
schemes for both examinations.
Barbados' Chief Education
Officer (Acting) of the Ministry of
Education and Human Resource
Development, Laurie King, said
that the publication of these past
papers and school reports aligns
with the mission and vision of the
ministry in "creating a well-skilled,
resource foundation on which we
can build a knowledge-based
economy that is internationally
Apart from these booklets,
King said that his ministry is "on
the eve of signing a Memorandum
of Understanding with the
Caribbean Examinations Council
and the TVET Council in relation
to Caribbean Vocational
Qualifications (CVQ) being offered
as an additional competency-
based mechanism in our schools".
This would require that proper
mechanisms be implemented for
such things as record keeping,
since students who satisfy the
matriculation requirements for the
Level 1 CVQ will have to verify
these competencies internally and
externally and have them recorded.
- NEWS -
OAS Calls for
Project Concepts for
The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Country
Office in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, is calling on its Stakeholders
and Development Partners in Government, the Private Sector and Non-
Governmental Organizations to submit Project Concepts for
consideration. Approved concepts will be developed in full project
proposals for funding and implementation in the second quarter of 2011.
According to the OAS Country Office, the organization, consistent
with its Strategic Plan for Partnership for Development, has set forth the
following eight (8) priority areas to ensure a focused and effective
implementation of the plan:
* Social Development and creation of productive employment
* Economic diversification and integration, trade liberalization and
* Scientific development and exchange and transfer of technology
* Strengthening of Democratic Institutions
* Sustainable Tourism Development
* Sustainable development and environment
The OAS Representative in St. Kitts and Nevis Mr. Starret Greene
explained that there were four (4) strategic objectives of his organization's
Strategic Plan for Partnership for Development namely improving the
mechanisms for policy dialogue; building and strengthening of
partnerships; capacity building; and resource mobilization.
All project concepts should be submitted to the Ministry of
Sustainable Development, through its Department of Planning using
the OAS template. Submissions should reach the said department before
June 15, 2010. Additional information can be obtained from the OAS
Country Office by calling 465-2636.
The struggle against poverty and inequality and the need to achieve
integral, equitable, and sustainable social and economic development
are at the core of the OAS's Technical Cooperation Program in the
testing for its
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,
APRIL 12TH 2010 (CUOPM) The
Barbados-based Regional Security
System (RSS) in an attempt to rid
itself of any corruption is to introduce
polygraph testing for those persons
wishing to join its ranks.
This has been confirmed by
RSS Coordinator Mr. Grantley
Watson, following a Regional
Security System (RSS) Council
of Ministers' Meeting here at
the St. Kitts Marriott Resort,
Mr. Watson said the
decision to adopt the polygraph
(lie-detector) policy was made
last year and that it should be
completed by the end of April.
"In an organisation like this,
there is always the chance of
corruption," Watson said,
noting the high frequency of
drug-running in the Caribbean.
"We know for sure that
persons have been approached
The Labour Spokesman
RSS Coordinator Grantley Watson (centre) flanked by then RSS
Chairman, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr Denzil L.
Douglas 1o :.; il and RSS Director ofAdministration, Horace Kirton
(left). (Photo by Erasmus Williams)
before and a few may have
cooperated (with drug dealers and
other bad elements). I'm not
saying that there is a high level of
corruption in the organisation, but
if we polygraph everyone coming
in, then the likelihood of persons
accepting bribes will go way
down," said the former Barbados
He said the RSS was
concerned that staff members
could be approached by drug
dealers or violent criminals
interested in offering significant
sums of money for sensitive
information regarding the
organisation's plans in policing
coastlines or patrolling suspected
areas of drug activity.
According to the newspaper
report, in addition to the screening
of all perspective members,
existing staff will be required to
pass polygraphs before being
assigned to special RSS missions,
since they would have entered the
system without going through
This was one of the issues
discussed at a high-level RSS
meeting in St. Kitts late last month.
The RSS is a joint mission of
Barbados and six members of the
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean
States (OECS) Antigua and
Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St.
Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St.
Vincent and the Grenadines.
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission
New Price Cap Plan for ECTEL Member States 9th March 2010
The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission is in receipt of this notice from the Eastern
Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) announcing the implementation of a new Price Cap
Plan (PCP) for the ECTEL Member States.
The first Price Cap Plan for regulating the fixed services of Cable and Wireless (LIME) in the EC TEL
Member States expired on November 30'h 2009.
In accordance with regulation 27 of the Telecommunications Relail Tariff Regulations, ECTE L and Lime
have agreed to a new Price Cap Plan for the ECTEL Member States, ECTEL and the Commission has
approved its adoption for St. Kitts and Nevis.
The Major elements of the new PCP are:
A complete removal and termination of all ADC's on any and all services in all agreements of
4* A phased reduction in Fixed to Mobile ("FTM") rates which will result in movement of FTM
rates from 71 to some cases to an historic low of only 400 by 2011: The schedule of proposed
reductions is as follows:
Effective Date of Price Reduction FT N1 Maximum Price
April 15, 2010 I st Reduction $0.57
October 1, 2010 2nd reduction $0.54
April 1,2011 3rd reduction $0.49
October 1, 2011 4th reduction $0.40
+ Extensive and transparent rules on bundling that will permit LIME to offer combinations of
different services that nel erihelek should be above-long run incremental costs and that limit
opportunities for unfair competition.
4* New and extensive financial reporting requirements that should enable the Commission and
ECTEL to more effectively monitor economic performance and pricing levels.
The Public should note that noim ith'landing that the PCP takes effect from 15th April, 2010, Lime is
required to and has agreed to terminate all ADC's from 1st April 2010. This means that any and all
ADC's currently charged by LIME through various interconnection agreements are prohibited or invalid
from ist April, 2010. LIME cannot charge any ADC's, apply for any recognition of New ADC's or
propose any new ADC's to a new entrant into the mobile market, past 1st April 2010.
The Commission wishes to advise that the entire plan (PCP) is available for inspection at the
Commission's Office during working hours Monday to Friday between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
the St Kitts
Basseterre April 13,2010:
The membership of the St
Kitts and Nevis Hotel and
Tourism Association is deeply
saddened by the tragic death of
Jim Johnson. Everyone that
knew Jim will be horrified at the
way he met his end.
Jim was the ultimate
ambassador for Nevis, his
energy and commitment to the
Island was shown in the Fall of
2009 with the launching of the
Nevis Pirate Festival. For his
efforts with the Pirate Festival
Jim was given an honorary
membership of the HTA. All that
had been on one of his tours will
have known his knowledge and
his enthusiasm for the Island of
Nevis and anything to do with
its nature and history.
He will be greatly missed and
our condolences go out to his
family at this time
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
On Wednesday night April
7, 2010, the Sheriff in Nevis
gave a lasting display of what
he would call "raising the
standard" and "Lifting the bar"
in public discussion, while
conducting his regular weekly
VON Radio call-in show. The
Sheriff's display on VON was
neither fair, just, objective nor
accurate and exhibited all the
usual prejudices and biases
against the Labour Party.
In the early part of the
show, the Sheriff referred to
two (2) electoral cases before
the High Court. That is the
PAM case against the Hon.
Glenn Phillip in Constituency
No.4 and the Labour Party
case against the Hon. Eugene
Hamilton in Constituency No.
The Sheriff focused on the
PAM case in respect of
Constituency No. 4 and
explained what would happen
in the event that PAM won the
case against the Hon. Glenn
Phillip. The Sheriff did not say
what would happen to the
Labour Party Government in
the event that Mr. Lindsay
Grant lost his case against the
Hon. Glenn Phillip.
Our worthy Sheriff failed to
mention what would happen to
the Labour Party Government
in the event that the Labour
Party wins its case against the
Hon. Eugene Hamilton in
Constituency No. 8.
Although the Sheriff began
by mentioning two (2) electoral
cases, he discussed the matter
as if only one (1) case is
involved and went on to explain
the difficulty that he considered
the Labour Party Government
would be in, if PAM won the
case against the Hon. Glenn
This biased and incomplete
analysis of the situation by the
Sheriff is caused by his
obsession with the idea that the
Federal Government is a
Coalition Government and also
with the notion that the Hon.
Patrice Nisbett plays a real and
positive pivotal role in ensuring
the survival of the present
Labour Party Government.
So in order to highlight and
over-rate the importance of the
Hon. Patrice Nisbett to the
existence of the present
Federal Government, the
Sheriff had to omit any and all
discussion or explanation of the
challenge in the High Court
involving the Hon. Eugene
A Coalition Government is
formed when two or more
parties, none of which itself can
form the government alone,join
together to form the
government. This happened in
1980 (PAM/NRP) and again in
The Hon Patrice Nisbett did
not help to form the present
Federal Government. The Hon.
Patrice Nisbett simply joined a
Labour Party Government that
existed before he accepted the
invitation by the Honourable
Prime Minister to be part of his
In countries like France and
Israel, Coalition Governments
collapse when one or the other
parties to the Coalition
withdraw. The government can
only continue in office if another
party or other parties agree to
step into the breach.
Now, if Mr. Lindsay Grant
wins the case involving
Constituency No. 4 and Mr.
Cedric Liburd wins the case
involving Constituency No. 8,
then on the basis of numbers,
nothing would have changed for
the Labour Party Government.
But the Sheriff is counting his
chickens before they are
hatched. He is counting that Mr.
Lindsay Grant would win the
case in Constituency No. 4 and
Mr. Cedric Liburd would lose
the case in Constituency No. 8.
If, however, the High Court
rules against the Hon. Glenn
Phillip in Constituency No.4 and
a by-election is held and the
Hon. Glenn Phillip wins again,
then the Labour Party would
still be in command of the
original 6 seats in Parliament.
When one examines all the
implications and ramifications
of the results of the two (2)
electoral challenges before the
High Court, one sees that the
Hon. Patrice Nisbett may not
be called upon to play the
pivotal role that the Sheriff has
mapped out for him.
The Sheriff has been
bellyaching on and on about
VAT and the fact that no prior
discussion with the general
public has taken place. My
response to that is this:
Did PAM ever practise such a
policy? Did PAM abolish Personal
Income Tax? Did PAM discuss
with the social partners concerned
whether to impose a Social
Did PAM conduct Town Hall
Meetings to ascertain the views
of the electorate before passing in
Parliament "The House of
Assembly Elections Ordinance
(Amendment) Act 1983"?
Did PAM tell the people that
Dr. Simmonds was going to
sign a Loan Guarantee for
Nautical Trading (St. Kitts) Ltd
Serious discussions on VAT
have taken place by certain
persons, including the Sheriff,
who clearly have no idea of
what they are discussing. They
are simply giving the public the
wrong ideas in their efforts to
score cheap political points. All
that such persons know for
sure is that VAT is coming in
November 2010. It takes a set
of pompous and arrogant
people to discuss the details of
a matter of which they know
People who are of a certain
age would easily remember that
the way the Sheriff is attacking
VAT nowadays is the same
way that PAM attacked Social
Security when the Scheme was
being proposed. There truly is
a PAM/CCM Coalition in
One thing I have often
wondered about and that is
when CCM was in office, the
these of quarry dust to top the
surface of the extended portion
of the runway at the Vance
Amory International Airport.
That was a disaster. Certain
planes could not land or take-
off from the extended runway
as grits were flying off the
runway into the engines of the
Before the runway
extension was completed,
nobody heard the Sheriff
advising his party that the
Premier should host a series of
Town Hall meetings to be
informed of the proper material
to top the surface of the
extended portion ofthe runway
at the Vance Amory
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The Sheriff loves to talk
about the National Debt. The
National or Public Debt is an
economic issue and the Sheriff
just like his PAM Coalition
partners, does not understand
that one cannot apply a political
analysis to an economic issue
When the Sheriff was
discussing the matter of
Severance Pay on his
Wednesday night show he did
not even know that the
contributions to Severance Pay
were paid by the Employer and
not the Employee (The case of
the Four Seasons Workers). He
was brought up to date on the
matter by a listener who called
in on the show.
Up until the time of the Budget
Debate in Parliament, the Sheriff
had no idea of what debts
constitute the National Debt. He
had no idea that the debt of the
Nevis Island Administration forms
part of the National Debt. Before
1992 the Federation's National
Debt excluded the debt of the
Nevis Island Administration as
well as the debts of the Public
Corporations or Statutory bodies
in St. Kitts and Nevis. The
powerful Sheriff did not know this.
When the Sheriff realized that
he had his knickers in a twist, he
was not gracious at all. His
response to the situation was to
say that the Labour Party
Government is blaming Nevis for
the size of the National Debt. You
see how the Sheriff tries to lift the
standard of public debate?
The Sheriff must learn the true
and proper role of the Leader of
the Opposition and not criticise Dr.
Denzil Douglas in his private and
personal capacity. The Sheriff
should also cease and desist from
using his Wednesday night VON
Show as a medium for promoting
his own political interests and the
interests of his PAM Coalition
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- NEWS -
8 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
Kittitian farmers have
advantage over their
BASSETERRE ST. KITTS (April 12, 2010) An official of the
Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) is of the view that even though St.
Kitts has only recently turned into non-sugarcane agriculture, because
of its farmers' organisation and relatively young ages, the country has
an advantage over its Caribbean neighbours who have been into
agriculture for a long time.
"There is one thing about St. Kitts that I like," said Jethro Greene,
CaFAN's Chief Coordinator. "Because you are new in non-sugarcane
agriculture in an organised way, a lot of you are receptive to new business
ideas. And because you are very receptive to new business ideas, it is
easy to build new modules."
Greene observed that it has been a challenge to introduce new
modules in a country like Dominica where food agriculture has been a
business for a long time. He told Kittitian farmers: "You do not have
some of the bad habits that are into some of organised agriculture. You
have a chance to start something new to your advantage."
The regional official who was in St. Kitts last week where he held
several meeting with stakeholders in the agriculture sector, also met with
members of the St. Kitts Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd at the St.
Johnson's Community Centre where he held candid talks with them and
pledged CaFAN's support.
He told the farmers that despite the many negative things that are
said about St. Kitts and farming, he had in the few days he was in the
country seen strides in the agriculture sector that impressed him. He
observed that farmers in St. Kitts were more organised than in many of
the countries that he has visited in his line of duty.
The CaFAN official said that in many countries the sector has been
"so subsidized and politicised that you cannot separate the farmers
from the politicians." From his observation he noted that in St. Kitts the
farmers were standing out on their own in several areas, but gave them
this advice: "I want you not to get too close to politics and politicians,
but do not be too tight on them. Respect all of them and steer above
"The other thing that I think you have an advantage is that in some
of the countries that we work, the farmers' average age is 65, in some
countries 60. In St. Kitts, I see an average of 45 or 47, which means you
have a young working agriculture population. That is another good
sign. From what I have seen, it seems as if you have a more young
farming population than most of the islands."
Greene who was introduced to the meeting by the president of the
St. Kitts Farmers Cooperative Society Limited, Arabella Nisbett, told the
meeting that potential is good and that opportunities are available in St.
Kitts. With the several major corporations and allied agencies on the
ground in St. Kitts, he implored the farmers to have a plan of action,
"because we have to move from guesswork to more practical application
According to the general secretary of the St. Kitts Farmers
Cooperative Society Limited, Joseph O'Flaherty, who gave an outline of
the society's activities, it has 45 members and the number is steadily
growing. The meeting was also attended by the permanent secretary in
the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Lloyd Lazar, director of cooperatives
Antonio Wilson, an IT consultant with CaFAN, Telojo 'Telly' Onu, and
treasurer of the Society, Deslyn Richard.
President of St. Kitts Farmers Cooperative Society Limited, Arabella
Nisbett, introduces Jethro Greene I 1 11. to her left)
Jethro Greene (standing left) addressing farmers at the St. Johnson's Community Centre
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marked "X" on the plan aliached hereto:
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Christopher, has applied to the Registrar of Tilles by prcscnting a Reclutc'. for the issue of
a First Certificate of Title to all that lot piece or parcel of land situate at Sahl Pond Estate
in the parish of St. Georgc in the Island of St. Kitts containing by admeasurement 1.74
acres and bounded and measuring as follows, that is say, On or towards the North North
East by a 24 Foot Access Roadl 1 10 feet; On or towards the North North West by a 24
Foot Access Road, 71.63 feet; On or towards the North East partly by lands of Salt Pond
Estate and partly by lands of Barry Bclford 204.72 feet: On or towards the South South
East by a 20 fool Estate Road 151.86 feet; On or towards ihe South South West partly by
lands of Gloria Veira, partly by lands of Kenneth Kelly. partly by lands of John Douglas
Jones and Valentine Jones, and partly by lands of Gerry Moiic 407.3
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The Labour Spokesman
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
Local farmers urged to turn
agriculture into a viable industry
By Melissa Amsterdam
CaFAN representative, Jethro Greene, speaking at an agriculture forum at OTI on
Tuesday 6th, April.
Representatives of the agriculture sector after a forum held at OTI.
Local farmers are being urged
by the Caribbean Farmers Network
(CaFAN) to turn their agricultural
pursuits into a viable industry.
CaFAN representative, Jethro
Greene, who is renowned across
the region for his proactive nature
and experience in the area, headed
a forum with local farmers, the
Ministry of Agriculture and other
agricultural related entities on
Tuesday 6th, at OTI.
"I came here to challenge the
St. Kitts farmers to not just sit
down and accept the menial things
that have been dished out to
farmers, but to upgrade
themselves to a sophisticated level
where they can build businesses
that can make money through
organized and planned systems of
production and marketing," Greene
said at the forum.
Greene noted that while the
Federation is relatively new to
agriculture and relied mostly on
tourism it is a prime destination to
become agriculturally centered and
urged small farmers to come
together and become successful
The CaFAN official said that
the Federation has a lot of under
utilized agriculture land and
pointed out that while touring the
island he noticed that farmers are
With this he suggested a
farmers' market would be a viable
opportunity, "I know some times
it is hard to work together but we
are looking into joint marketing,"
he said, "we are thinking about
setting up a farmers market".
To accomplish this, Greene
said that farm lands should be set
aside, something, he said, the
Minister of Agriculture, Dr. the
Hon. Timothy Harris, who has a
strong commitment to agriculture,
is willing to do.
Greene recognized unlike most
Caribbean farmers, St. Kitts-Nevis
farmers were more open to new
agriculture business ideas. He
encouraged farmers and farmer
cooperative represented during
the forum to make agriculture a
"For too long, we have let the
Ministry of Agriculture run things
for us. You are farmers, you are
business people. Get the family
involved in the farming and turn it
into a successful, viable
business," he added.
Greene acknowledged that St.
Kitts-Nevis has a very bright
future in agriculture. He advised
that farmers should improve their
standards and food production in
order to approach hotels and tap
into regional markets.
A plan of action is expected to
be produced from the St. Kitts
Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd.
for its members to be allied with
the regional agricultural effort.
Adult Learners Motivated
Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 12, 2010 (SKNIS): The students enrolled
in the Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Division of the Clarence
Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) were encouraged to apply themselves
and make the sacrifices necessary to become successful in their
courses of study.
At a Motivational Symposium held under the theme "Time + Hard
Work = Success," Acting CFBC Principal Mrs. Sonia Boddie-McPhail
noted that the adult learners have a challenging task. She accepted
that they have to balance course assignments and studying against
fulltimejobs and work in the home which often included devoting time
to spouses and children. The CFBC Principal empathized that these
learners also have numerous other commitments. However, she
highlighted that because of their maturity, they are often goal-oriented,
and their upgraded education is being used as a life improvement tool.
The additional qualification can be used towards acquiring a job, a
betterjob, a promotion or even the ability to assist one's children with
their homework. The Principal acknowledged that the students
perceived education as a vehicle for personal growth and development.
She explained that the symposium would provide study tips, time
management strategies and effective study methods.
ACE Administrative Officer, Mrs. Selma Broadbelt, gave the
background of the Symposium, informing that it commenced two years
previously when the ACE staff consulted about new methods to
motivate adult learners.
She noted that the resulting event uses particular ways of
encouraging learning with, objectives being to take adult students
away from the classroom setting to discuss ways of maximizing their
time leading up to exams; to allow successful adults to share their
experiences as a way of motivating others; and to give pointers to
adult learners of how to sit exams successfully.
Minister of Education and Information Honourable Nigel Carty
told students that their presence indicated the value of education and
that it was important to their individual and collective well-being. He
emphasized that they were present because they knew that education
opened doors and expands opportunities for themselves and their
families. Like the previous speakers, he noted that with their upgraded
qualifications, ACE students would be able to pursue desired careers,
access University-level education and obtain higher paying jobs.
Minister Carty declared that he was proud of the fact that all citizens
of St. Kitts and Nevis have access to education and training unlike
other parts of the world. He advised that an organized approach to
studying was best and encouraged students to create a daily schedule
that includes a "to do list" made up of classroom assignments, past
papers to be used as revision tools. He urged them to create a mantra
of "I will not procrastinate, but I will do it today, I will do it as soon as
Other bits of advise offered by the Education Minister included
bringing family and friends on board and creating rosters to share the
CFBC Counsellor Mrs. Sonia Herbert conducted a session on Time
Management while Assessment Specialist Mr. Randy Taylor presented
Learning Styles, Study Skills and Examination Techniques.
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"The Illusion of a Watered Down
Society but yet we are all really one
By Mutryce A. Williams
Over the years we have heard the cries, "We need more African history taught in our
schools. Enough with this European, colonial system thing I say. What good does learning
about Christopher Columbus, De Poincey and Sir Thomas Warner do? It is an insult to us
as a people, to continue teaching this to our children." We lament, "We need to know
where we came from."
We have even started movements with the objective of getting our voices heard on this
We have asked for repatriation, chanting "Back to Africa, back to Africa we demand to
go." We have quoted the many songs of Brother Bob, "In this bright future you can't
forget your past."
We have parroted the great scholars, "A society that does not know its past will perish.
It can never prosper in the future."
Over the years there have also been cries to teach our children regional and local
history. We want them to learn more about the West Indian luminaries, the trade unionists,
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IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FEDERATION OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS
SAINT CHRISTOPHER CIRCUIT
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT, CAP. 10.19
A. D. 2010
THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA
ROMEL BASS and
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The Property described below will be offered for sale by The Registrar of The Supreme
Court by public auction at The Judicial and Legal Complex, East Independence Square,
Basseterre, St Kitts, on Thursday the 22"n day of April 2010, at 2:00 o'clock In the
The successful bidder will be required to pay at the time of sale a deposit of one fourth of
his accepted bid and the balance within one month from the day of sale.
Possession of the property will be given to the purchaser on payment of the deposit.
Any taxes due on the said property must be paid by the Purchaser.
The Purchaser will, after payment in full of the purchase price, obtain from the High Court
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The Property will be available for inspection prior to the date of sale by appointment with
the Registrar of The Supreme Court.
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY
ALL THAT lot piece or parcel of land known as Lot No. 101 with building thereon
situate at Lodge Project Extension In the Parish of Saint Mary In the Island of Saint
Christopher containing by admeasurement 3,203 square feet and bounded and
measuring as follows:- On or towards the North by a Public Road, 40.03 feet; On or
towards the East by Lot 102, 80.03 feet; On or towards the South by Lot 68, 40.03
feet; and On or towards the West by Lot 100, 80.00 feet; all as the same is described in
a Certificate of Title dated the 30"h day of January 1998 and registered in Book X2 Folio
56 of the Register of Titles of the Island of Saint Christopher in favour of ROMEL BASS
and JUDITH BASS both formerly of Lodge Extension, In the Island of Saint
Christopher. now residing at 949 Millard CTW, Jacksonville, Florida, 32246, In the
United States of America as registered proprietors as joint tenants thereof.
The upset price for the above land shall be EC$11S 840.00
Dated the 7h day of April 2010
REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT
those who have changed
the West Indian landscape,
and those who have made
the West Indian archipelago
one steeped rich in
visionaries and Nobel
We want our children to
become more nationalistic
and more civic minded. Do
you know w lui I duly
support this. Over the years
there have been studies
conducted by the various
historical societies across
the region to map our
African lineage. If one has
the time he or she may even
investigate which tribe in
Africa his or her people were
descended from, as records
of this have been unearthed.
We have also invested
heavily in historical archives
and museums in order to
preserve our nation's
history. I applaud these
efforts. They are actually
Do you know what I find
quite perplexing? With all of
the efforts to learn so much
about our history as a
people, many of us are still
quite ignorant of our
immediate familial history? I
know that there are mothers
who would implore the
fathers of their children to
tell those children who their
siblings are so that they
would not grow up to
"friend" or get involved with
their own brother or sister. I
am not only referring to this
linkage. I am discussing
family linkages as a whole.
There are some of us who
have such limited
knowledge of our ancestry.
As we move more
towards the nuclear family
and single family headed
households some of the
benefits of having that
extended family have been
diluted. There are no great-
grandmothers or Tanties
who would sit and map out
our family tree with us, and
even if there are we have
grown so individualistic that
we no longer see the need
for such information. For
whatever reason, maybe
because family members
'had a falling out' years ago,
maybe family members
migrated overseas or even
migrated within St. Kitts and
Nevis and as a result the
family connections got
'watered down' or even lost, these linkages are not
communicated. It may even be a case of people assuming
that these family truths are common knowledge, so there is
no need for discussion when in fact they really are not.
As we migrate to other villages, towns, regionally and
internationally those family linkages may become weakened.
Our children and our children's children may have no idea
of the origins of their family. Do you remember that "once
ago," you would visit or take an outing to see your
grandmother's sister and her family who lived in Tabernacle
or Mansion? The relatives who had moved to Basseterre
would return on the weekend or on a holiday to visit. Do
you remember when parents used to send their children to
visit their families in the country-side or Nevis for Christmas,
Easter or summer break?
I often wonder. Is this practice still prevalent? This was
done not only to show the children how you grew up but to
also to maintain the family linkages. I schooled with
individuals whose parents were "from country" but trust
me they could not tell you who their families were "from
Adam." I can recall being in the same class with a girl, with
whom I shared the same maternal great grandmother.
Our grandparents were siblings, raised by and derived
from the same mother's womb. Our parents were first cousins,
blood inked from the same lineage, yet neither of us knew
this. It was only after my mother saw her and mentioned,
then I told her and her response was a naive but age
appropriate one, "but you from country and I am from town."
I have seen and heard of this happening with other family
members and friends. The sad thing however is that some
of them learnt this information just by stumbling upon it.
Too often you hear, "I didn't know that he was my brother,
she was my sister, uncle, aunty, grandmother, grandfather
or I didn't even know that them there was something to us."
Isn't this a travesty? Some people may tend to equate this
to the matriarchal society that we live in, thinking that this
is something that is only akin to paternal or father's side of
It can be said that family linkages by one's mother's
side are stronger and much easier traced than those by the
father's side. This may be attributed to the composition of
the society we live in, where more households are headed
by a female. Although this is true, lack of knowledge of
one's ancestry is becoming more prevalent on the mother's
side as well. Both parents are guilty of not revealing family
linkages to the younger generation. It was only recently
that I heard of an incident where two young men were
involved in an incident.
It resulted in the death of one of the young men.
The elderly lady with whom I was having a conversation
lamented in anguish, "Massa God, look me sin and trouble
ya? Them there is one generation, it can't wash out, and
them young neagre don't even self know it. Them there
mother and father is two sister children that you know, look
there the boy life gone now, this yajust like Cain kill Abel."
Who knows, if they knew of this linkage that fatality could
have been prevented.
Conversations that I have had over the years have
sparked my interest in this issue. A few years ago in a
conversation with my caretaker/adopted Aunt Pearlita
(Baby) Francis, she began mapping out her family history
for me. I must admit, I knew who her brothers and sisters
were but the many linkages that there were and the
connections that she had with other families in the village
I became quite engrossed in the conversation, as she
also began to relay other family linkages in the village.
I sat in awe. I exclaimed, "Oh but I didn't know I just
thought that they were good friends. I didn't know that
they were brother and sister, aunt or uncle, cousin. I didn't
know that they were something to each other me arm."
The issue came up again recently when I was "old
talking" with my friend Benrick Francis who hails from the
same village and he began to trace his family linkages, again
I was in awe. I know these people but for the most part I
thought that they just got along very well. His sisters are
great friends with this lady and I thought that that was all to
the relationship. I did not know that they were all sisters
who shared the same father. I thought, "well isn't that
There is a lot that can be learnt from these linkages that
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THE ROLE OF YOUNG WOMEN
IN HELPING MARGINALISED
Basseterre, St. Kitts, 7April 2010:
THE ROTARY CLUB OF
to break down the key words in the moot point in order to better
understand the topic, so that is where I started:
* Role: The functions, tasks to be completed and
positions to be undertaken
*Young men and women: Youth in St. Kitts and Nevis is defined as
10 35 years of age
*Marginalized: restricted academically,
economically or socially
So, the topic now re-reads as "The functions or positions to be
undertaken by young women 10 35 in helping young men 10 35 that
are restricted academically, economically and socially".
The functions or positions to be undertaken are as follows:
I. A Friend: Male and female have been socialized to not be friends
but it is imperative that we cross that gender divide and show support,
gain and impart understanding amongst the sexes.
II. A Mate: To be dedicated to empower by helping them to grow
I have been reading Steve Harvey's "Act Like A Lady Think
Like a Man" along with Hill Harper's "The Conversation". These books
aim at trying to unravel the mystery of male-female relationships.
Women are always trying to find the key to a man's heart and that
search has resulted in some varying results but we still have a role to
We have to be the equal and the peer of our males for together we
are stronger than apart.
Sometimes it would require us to step back, stand beside or lead
- but no matter the position we have to assure our mate of his masculinity.
II. The Example: If we want to be respected by men or fellow women
we have to exemplify the behaviour that we want to see occur
We have to uphold and live the values
We have to be the change we want to see in the world
If we want respect, then we have to show and command it
By choosing any one or a combination of roles the task is clear:
I. As a friend, a young woman is able to create an avenue for
understanding, knowledge sharing and respect between the sexes. It
has always been stated that respect breeds understanding.
The Illusion of a Watered
(cont'd from last page)
may assist in our present and future relationships. After having my son
my interest in this issue grew tenfold because some day I would have to
sit and trace his family tree with him.
Both of his parents are fromthe same village. His maternal grandmother
and his paternal grandparents are also from the same village. In reflecting
on my conversation with Pearlita, who I discovered is his relative, I
began tracing those linkages and I was totally in awe. When I was
finished, I took a deep breath and exclaimed, "no matter how you turn it,
my child has a linkage to almost every family in this village." What I
found interesting however is that I relayed some of these linkages to his
father, and I realized that he too was ignorant to a lot of this information.
The thing that alarms me however is that with many of the older
heads passing on to the great beyond, and with this widening gap
between that generation and ours, this bit of our very important history
is being lost. There is nothing wrong with learning about European,
African, West Indian or national history. If we really want to know who
we are or from whence we came we should really put some effort into
tracing our immediate history. If we take the time to trace our ancestry we
will discover that there is really just the illusion of a watered down
society. We are really one people, one blood, and one generation.
II. As a mate, she has to
balance the positions that she
holds and offer some sacrifice in
order to lift her mate up. According
to Steve Harvey, men are
motivated by three P's provide,
protect and profess. When a man
loves a woman, he would profess
to those who matter to him about
the love that he has. He would
protect and provide for the one he
cares for, so he should be allowed
to do this.
III. As the example, she
becomes committed to value and
the portrayal and the embodiment
of the way she wants to be treated.
The problems of today's males
are numerous and well known.
Therefore, it would be remiss of
me not to outline my thoughts on
Gender Socialization: this
concept has challenged the male
gender. It has set such one sided
mandates that any male who
refuses to stand in line would be
ridiculed. The change between the
tough, macho young boy who has
no apology and the sensitive,
gentleman of teen and young
adulthood never seem to
The absence of a
"liberalization" movement for men
has made it difficult for men to
challenge and thereby redefine
their roles and responsibilities in
order to match the times and the
challenges they now face.
The female gender has
benefitted from a Liberalization
Movement that challenged their
traditional role and created a new
reality for the gender. I argue that
the Women's Liberation
Movement has been able to
dominate and therefore go too far
as men have not benefitted from a
similar experience. The woman's
movement has challenged the
traditional role of women and
made us to believe that we can do
all things whereas men have been
pigeonholed into their traditional
roles. So when women encroach
upon traditional male areas then
there is conflict and this is what
we are experiencing:
Men as nurses
It is okay to cry versus rap
Women's liberation has
been hijacked and in some areas is
eroding values instead of ensuring
rights and responsibilities.
Young men are like ships
with no sail:
Single female headed
No male role models
Music that speaks to trials
hae a different end message no
more peace and upliftment but now
replaced with fight and
Acquiescence of the
society to mediocrity from males
So, as the female gender
contributed to the problem, we
must be present for the solution,
so that what is sustained can be a
reality we can all function within.
The caution to this is:
Every revolution or
movement shifts the equilibrium of
Such a shift must be
planned and involve a consistent
monitoring and evaluation of the
change in order to ensure that it is
meeting the needs that gave rise
to the revolution
Change is the only
constant in life so we should not
fear it but embrace the potential
Dialogue must also be
present and constant for this is the
surest way to lessen the fears
associated with change
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PM Douglas commits
to justice of violent
(Labour Secretariat) The St.Kitts/Nevis Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil L.
Douglas while speaking on Tuesday's 'Ask The PM' radio show assured
family members of violent crime victims that justice will be effectively
"I commit to their families and to the nation that the full force of the
law and the full weight of our security apparatus and its criminal justice
system would be brought to bear to solve these cases," he outlined.
The St.Kitts/Nevis leader said like much of the country, he is deeply
saddened by the violent deaths and has extended deepest sympathy.
Dr. Douglas said all those responsible for these unspeakable acts of
brutality would be effectively pursued, captured and dealt within the
parameters of the law.
\\ hoi c \\ ci responsible for these acts of violence- these persons
meeting such untimely death- must be made to know first hand not only
the feel of the handcuffs around their wrists but also the feel of a noose
around their necks as provided for under the law of this Federation, if
our court system so rules," he remarked.
He pinpointed that as we reflect on these recent crimes and all the
St.Kitts/Nevis Prime Minister,
Dr. Denzil L. Douglas
other crimes that we have had to
confront and as we look with
concern and sympathy at other
inexplicable expressions of
brutality throughout the
Caribbean and the rest of the world
and brought to the attention of
citizens here, the fact that with the
United States for example, it is not
only that country's prison system,
legal system, justice department,
US Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) and other related bodies that
are on the front lines of the battle
against violent crime.
According to him, prominent
and pivotal in the American battle
against these creeping and
manifestation of inhumanity are
the U.S Centres for Disease
"But when we think about it
we realize that this is really most
fitting because it is first and
foremost a general disintegration
in the minds and the souls of
specific individuals that results in
these types of acts of brutality,"
PM Douglas called for the
collective work of all of us in the
community in helping to tackle the
social ill of crime and violence.
"If the keen eyes and ears of
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
every citizen and resident of this
Federation were ever needed, we
know that that need emerges
whenever anyone in the
Federation is killed and that time
is most certainly now," he said.
He went onto say "By the same
token however, every man and
woman who has been highly
elected or nominated to parliament
to grabble with issues as important
as taxing and complex as fighting
crime, must be made to know first
hand, the importance of being in
the National Assembly whenever
Parliament is in session- doing the
work that they are being paid to
do and treating with respect and
honour the sacred role bestowed
upon them by the people. The role
of Parliamentarians in the National
Assembly of the Federation of St.
Christopher and Nevis, the people
of St. Kitts and Nevis, they
deserve no less."
Nevis' leadership in
initiatives in OECS
encouraging, says Official
CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (APRIL 15, 2010) Head of the OECS
Secretariat's Environmental and Sustainable Development Unit based in
St. Lucia Mr. Keith Nichols, described as encouraging Nevis' advances
in renewable energy initiatives. An area in which, he noted, the small
island state continued to lead the entire Organisation of East Caribbean
States (OECS) grouping.
His comment came in a recent interview with the Department of
Information when he gave his impressions of the strides Nevis had
made in the development of geothermal and wind energy.
"I think that is really, really good. There is a model I think that has
been developed, the negotiations that have been entered into, the
agreements that are in place to support the developments both for
geothermal and wind, and we are seeing tangible evidence of
development...It is something I think the rest of the region has to learn
"There is a tremendous amount of work I know we have to do in the
rest of the region and to bring our initiatives up to speed. It is not
enough to keep talking and talking about where we want to go, I think
we need to start to get serious about implementing some of those
initiatives," he said.
The OECS Official said in light of the rapidly increasing price of oil
the region would find itself envious of what Nevis had achieved so far
with renewable energy and considerations in that critical area would
once again be placed on the front burner.
He explained that his office which was planning two high level
meetings in Nevis on October, one for technicians followed by another
for Environment Ministers of the region, would have the opportunity to
expose the decision makers of the strides Nevis had made with renewable
energy development and encourage them to advance more aggressively,
that work that had started in some of the countries.
"We really need to do it, we are losing time and it is costing us a
whole lot more while we keep paying the extra high prices for oil in the
region. I think there is a demonstration effect that Nevis has showed to
all of us [that] it can be done.
"They are going ahead and the country is pursuing those
arrangements very aggressively and will have something in place that
we will all be jealous of in the next few months. So hopefully that will
serve as a catalyst to moving ahead our various initiatives in the rest of
the Region," he said.
Notwithstanding, Mr. Nichols contended that the region lacked the
financial resources to support local initiatives and the islands were forced
to look beyond for funding in the area of renewable energy development.
He explained that there were energy meetings all over the region and
the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretariat had installed an Energy
Unit which had been pursuing renewable initiatives very aggressively
through some funded programmes in the region.
get past that stage then everything is relatively easy sailing but then we
need to look at the financing opportunity, how we can engage the
institutions in the region to support the development of the various
opportunities whether its wind, solar, geothermal, whatever.
"I think we have enough renewable energy resources within the
region to satisfy our energy needs into the future. If it's done properly,
[it] requires some planning, some advance thinking, some monies of
course and with Minister Powell [responsible for Renewable Energy on
Nevis] leading the charge, we can get there. I think Nevis has definitely
shown its metal in this instance and demonstrated what could be done if
we put our backs to it," he said.
Federation's Top Cop
Calls for greater
i business sector
Head of the OECS Secretariatrr hi n t f
Environmental and Sustainable partnership in the fight
Development Unit based in St.
Lucia Ahr Keith Nichols against crime
"Right now the Orgainsation
of American States is active in the
region helping with policy
development. The Caricom
Secretariat through its Caribbean
Renewable Energy Development
Project is supportedby the German
Government through the GEC.
They are aggressively looking for
alternatives for renewable energy
within the region and financing
some of those options in the
islands as well.
"The OECS Secretariat is also
looking to put in place its own
sustainable energy programme
that will help add on or augment
the benefits of the initiatives that
are being pursued under the earlier
mentioned projects," he said.
According to Mr. Nichols,
there was still a tremendous
amount of work to be done. Among
them were the will to eliminate the
barriers which stood in the way of
adopting renewable energy
technology in the region.
"We need to look at
legislation, we need to look at
institutional frameworks, we need
to look at policies, and if we can
Commissioner of Police on St. Kitts and Nevis Mr Austin Williams
hands over the keys to the five new vehicles he received from Premier
of .. i Hon. Joseph Parry moments earlier to Commanding Officer
of the Nevis Police Division Inspector Hilroy Brandy
CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (APRIL 14,2010) -Acall was made to the
Federation's business sector to partner with the Police, in their continued
efforts to provide effective security and a safe working and living
environment for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Commissioner of Police in St. Kitts and Nevis Mr. Austin Williams
made the call Monday when he received keys for five new Jeeps from
the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on behalf of the Nevis Police
"We are committed to raising the level of service we provide to the
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The Labour Spokesman
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
By: Sotto Voce
The best detective we have ever had in my time here is ex-Inspector Ivan Hanley who now lives at Pond
Pasture in Basseterre.
His salary was not as big as what his equals get now. He did not have as many vehicles available for use
as are there now. The Police Stations were not in as good a condition as they are now. Yet he worked diligently
and honestly at his job and the results were there to show for it.
I believe that his expertise should be tapped at this time. He should be contracted for the next 2 years or so,
to head that branch of our police service. I am sure the young officers therein can learn the trade at his feet. I
am confident that all crimes committed while he is there will show positive results and a high percentage level
of convictions will be realized.
His experience and practical know-how are invaluable at this time. His personal knowledge of the ins and
outs of each community is unparallel. People trust his integrity and would feel secure in giving him vital
information they don't trust his contemporaries with. He has no axe to grind and he never played politics with
his work. He was a genuine professional.
I invite the new Minister of National Security to use the services of this local detective icon and he will not
regret it. Some people know their job, know what works, and know how to solve crime here. I am really
passionate about getting detection work back in track with results to show for it. That's what Ivan Hanley will
Let's face it, we have had persons here with the confidence and know-how about their work and produced
excellent results. Public confidence in them was high.
When Dr. C. M. Sebastian was in charge of our hospitals; whether at Pogson, Cunningham or J.N.F., we
had less complaints about service to the public. He did not mince matters and was not averse to pulling
anybody in line. The public loved him for it.
When Justice Satrohan Singh worked here as a Puisne Judge, he was known for the speed and competence
he displayed in getting the job done. He met a 10-yer backlog of Civil Cases. He brought all that work back in
line in under 2 years. His criminal work remains an example to us all and an act not easily followed.
I believe he can get our criminal work back on track in short order. His services ought to be utilised at this
time if possible, to get the huge load of cases done. We should use the services and expertise of those who are
still willing and able to work in areas of greatest need.
I also believe we need to get 2 short-term temporary Magistrates to assist those now in office in getting rid
of the huge backlog of preliminary inquiries. Part of the problem with the impact of crime on our society is the
unfortunate length of time between the arrest of accused persons and their actual date of trial. That has a very
negative impact on the society and the chance of a successful conviction thereafter. These are matters I wish
I had the privilege to raise in the right quarters. But I am no lawyer.
I am very concerned about this crime wave that is sweeping through our country at this time. It is really
serious. True, we are not alone. It seems to be like a flu virus travelling around all our Caribbean Islands. The
worst thing outside of the crime itself is the politics that some people play with it. Who not blaming Dr.
Douglas and Labour, counting and comparing numbers over the years. How that helps, beats me.
The Bloods vs. The Crypts which our youngsters have copied and adopted in their gang warfare is at the
root. I gather from those claiming knowledge of their trends and happenings, that one group now calls
themselves "Gaza", and the other has now been split into the "KMS" and the "Tek Life". Heaven help us.
But these youngsters all come from homes right here. Not in the sky or on a distant planet. They all have
mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, lovers, etc., who all know of their gang involvement, their associates, how
or where they eat and sleep.
Yet when some unfortunate, but not unexpected event happens, some of us bring out our hypocrisy on
display and pretend that they were different. We bring out our party cards and milk each incident for as much
political capital as we can get. What a shame!
The condolences flow literally and in the few cases where the killer is captured, the sympathies flow freely
too. And whether it is on a Talk Show, or in a newspaper column, or even in a Budget Debate in Parliament, the
political blame game is the order of the day. The families and associates walk away untainted and unaffected
for their roles in it all.
The truth is that it takes a community to raise a child, and it also takes that same community to solve a
crime. There are persons in all the communities who know the details of each shooting incident, including the
identities of the killers/gunmen. And this is so whether the incident occurs in town or country, whether in the
day or in the night.
I have said it before. The solution and the end to our crime problem lie within all of us. We need to be
upfront and honest and make the effort to cleanse each of our communities from within. The criminals should
not be given any comfort or quarter. Families need to purge themselves and give no shelter or protection to the
known bad-eggs. Keeping them around will serve only to spoil the good ones.
If the communities fail to purge themselves in this way, things may only get worse and our suffering will
increase. There is no other way. We all need to be straight-up and confront the issue with the degree of
seriousness required. There is no political solution to it. Playing politics with it can help no one. No votes in
it for anyone. So the political masquerades are off-key, off-beat and off-course. Clearly, they are not getting the
Jamaican horse trainer
dies one week after car
acci e ta native f Jamaica and a horse
accidentrainer at Beaumont Park died on
Friday, April 9th after being
By Charles Miller Jr involved in a vehicular accident on
Rupert Alphonso Simms (45), Good Friday, April 2nd, 2010.
Simms who resided at Parsons
Village, was traveling along the
Island Main road in Saddlers
Village in his vehicle (PA 8793)
when he collided with a concrete
wall fence in the vicinity of Aller's
Shop. Police received reports of
the single vehicular accident and
arrived on the scene to find Simms'
Grand Vitaro jeep extensively
The Labour Spokesman
damaged and Simms seriously
injured. Measurements and the
extent of the damage were
recorded on the scene.
He was then transported to the
J.NF General Hospital by the
Emergency Medical Services
(EMS) where he was detained and
was in serious condition. He
succumbed to his injures exactly
one week later.
Resident pathologist, Dr.
Adrian Nunez Quintana,
performed an autopsy the same
day of Simms' passing. Reports
revealed that the cause of death
was septic shock due to duodenal
Simms was hired as a horse
trainer at the Beaumont Park here
at Dieppe Bay and was also a
trainer in Nevis. He is survived by
his mother, two children and
common law wife.
A memorial service in his
honour is slated for sometime next
week at the Lighthouse Baptist
Church in Sandy Point. His body
will be flown back to his homeland
of Jamaica, where he will be buried.
Law and Order, a
priority and challenge
for the Government
Lesroy W. Williams
Basseterre (March 30, 2010)-St. Kitts and Nevis is not immune
to escalating crime in the Caribbean and its negative impact.
Caribbean governments are very concerned that crime can
destroy their fragile economies, made even more fragile by the present
global economic crisis.
With many Caribbean countries relying on tourism as their main
income generator, the issue of crime is even more troubling, as crime,
especially violent crime, can turn away tourists.
With financial constraints and porous borders, the issue of drug
and gun trafficking is an even more daunting challenge for Caribbean
Governments to stem.
However, the region is trying its best with their limited resources
and the help of each other and the international community. Because
of the many constraints, the main ones being finance and professional
training, the region's best often falls short.
Inthe 2010 Budget, Minister of Finance, Prime Minister Hon. Dr.
Denzil Douglas said that a total of $46, 976,686 was allocated to the
Ministry of National Security, Immigration and Labour to carry out
its various activities.
Despite its limited resources, the Government "continues to seek
support regionally and internationally," Dr. Douglas said.
Although overall crime was down 18 percent, "the present
escalation in gun-related crimes attributed to gangs has become a
major preoccupation of the Ministry," Dr. Douglas said.
Dr. Douglas, who was the former Minister of National Security,
gave the assurance in the Budget Address that the Anti-Gang Unit
and the Strike Force will continue their efforts to rid the streets of
firearms and to dismantle gangs.
"Much is demanded from our Security Forces in their unrelenting
efforts to rid our communities of criminal elements and to preserve
the peace and tranquility that our communities have been
accustomed to. My Government intends to continue giving them all
the support they need including training, equipment and modem
facilities to allow them to do an effective job," Dr. Douglas said.
The present Minister of National Security, Deputy Prime Minister
on. Sam Condor, has made a passionate appeal for all stakeholders
including parents, teachers, friends, guardians, religious leaders and
all concerned members of the society to help in the eradication of
crime by steering our young people in the right direction.
Minister Condor in a recent presentation to Cabinet said that the
inefficiency and responsiveness of the Security Forces need to be
In his recommendations to Cabinet, Minister Condor said that
(1) restructuring the crime fighting units to improve synergy and
achieve greater overall effectiveness (2) re-organizing human
resources in both the Defence Force and the Police Force and (3)
reinforcing and further underscoring law enforcement activities could
help to improve the delivery of the Security Forces.
I NEWS -
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
what it is important to know
by Elvin Bailey
I vividly recall my first day on my first time job. I was 17 and hadjust
accepted a teachingjob at the newly designated Gingerland High School.
My boss assigned me the 4A2 class as my first assignment: to teach
them Biology. Nothing, and I repeat nothing, that I had done before
prepared me to face the cold stares of 20 something 16 & 17 year olds -
some of whom I had pitched marbles with in my formative years. At that
time, retirement planning was the furthest thing from my mind. All I
wanted to do was survive!
I knew about retirement: I knew that I could serve 25 years, leave and
get a 'good' pension. I envisioned myself getting pension money at age
42. I didn't want any deductions (it was NPF then) to be made from my
$300.00 per month pay either. I was young, headstrong, believed in my
invincibility and did not need any help from anybody. And then life
happened. Thirty four years later, I am still at work, and setting targets
for my imminent withdrawal from the labour market. I am thankful too,
that the deductions were made from my wages throughout the years,
and I am already calculating my pension based on the formula I shared
with you in the Pension Mathematics article. Now, I have something to
look forward to, despite the vicissitudes of life.
An important part of your retirement planning ought to be to secure
your pension from Social Security. To do so, you must ensure that your
contributions are paid, and are paid in full. While the law places this
burden on the employer, it is in the best interest of the employee to
assist the Board to make sure that these payments are made by checking
with us and with the employer (through the wage slip) periodically. Check,
but not confront!
It is useful to have an idea of the standard of living you wish to
pursue in retirement. Of course it would be useful to have cleared payment
of mortgages, car loans, educational loans and so on by the time the
retirement or pension age comes along. I recognize that this will require
a level of maturity not easily seen in today's youth.
Pensions, in a defined benefit system such as ours, depend on the
length of time worked and the salary worked for. And as it is currently
structured, a person requires 500 contributions to obtain a pension. In
2009, of the 284 persons who attained exit age, 78 persons (27.5%) fell
short of that 500 mark, and qualified for Age Grant, while 10 (3.5%)
received Elderly Refund (these will be explained in subsequent
discourse). In other words, one in three of the elderly persons in that
year did not qualify for a pension. Sadly, our historical records suggest
that some of them will return to seek an Assistance Pension because
they and their money would soon be parted. Furthermore, for some of
these individuals, a period of their working life has been hidden by
collusion from Social Security; it may have been sufficient to have
qualified them for a monthly pension. Sadly, only a few persons have
availed themselves of the Voluntary contribution opportunity in order to
qualify for or enhance their pension.
Another important aspect of planning for retirement is to save. Save
so that you have rainy day money; save so that you can purchase an
annuity. There are not many options currently available within the
country for such a purchase, but representation has been made to Social
Security during its reform discussions to offer such a facility (via a fully
It is well researched and documented that education is the key to
escaping poverty. The argument is that the more educated a person
becomes, the easier it is to escape the poverty trap; and educated people
tend to enjoy better wages. The better your wage, then the better is the
pension it is all related. Hence, part of your retirement planning ought
to be to invest in your education to the highest level achievable. This
cannot be stressed enough!
Next, anchor yourself through investment in real estate, even if it is
only to own your own home; and do so early. I have seen too many
persons have to remain in the work force way past their prime simply
because of mortgage payments. Do not let this happen to you plan
early to have your mortgage end by the time pension age comes around.
PLAN to live long. PLAN for retirement. Learn from history; do not
United Nation's UNIFEM Invites
Masud Sadiki To Barbados For
A Two-Day Consultation
Kittitian conscious Reggae star Masud Sadiki, will be travelling to
Barbados on Monday 12th April, 2010 to join forces with other top
Caribbean artistes in a two-day consultation dubbed "Caribbean Artistes
UNiTE to End Violence against Women". These sessions well held on
Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14thApril 2010.
During the first day of the consultation, Masud and his fellow artistes
were briefed on the Secretary General's campaign as well as UNIFEM's
work to end violence against women. Another objective is to gain the
artistes' expertise to generate ideas about creative tools and activities
that can be used to promote ending violence against women through
Written by Floy Hensley
Faith: "Faith is the evident of things not seen"
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will
recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Hebrews 10:30-
Greetings in the wonderful and precious name of Jesus Christ to all
in the federation of St kitts and Nevis, Caribbean nationals, international
and new readers to this colum. This is not one to put fear in you but one
that would make you have more faith in God. But without faith it is
impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he
is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews
I am not here to judge anyone lifestyle because it says; Judge not,
that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be
judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you
again. St Matthew 7:1-2.
The God that we serve knows and see's it all and would not give you
more that you can bear and would fight your battles for you daily and
would deliver you from all danger. All you need is continuous faith and
confident in the true and living God and see great results come your
This is not the time to take matters in your own things where your
situation is concern because revenge is not yours and judge them not
but allow God to fight your battles for you because He is more than
capable to do so.
Too many times we want to take matters in our own hands and God
gave us the remedy; If my people, which are called by my name, shall
humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their
wicked ways: then will I hear from heaven, and ;will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land. 2nd Chronicles 7:14.
God has given us the power and authority to speak into our
situations; Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that
love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21. when you obey God's
word He said; The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he
delighteth in his way. Psalm 37:23. So as you go through the many
challenges of life God requires you to; Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. In all
that we go through it's continuous praise to the Lord on high; Let
everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Praise ye
making my mind peaceful,
loving and thoughtful at all times.
Then I will instinctively
know how much time to spend
on my own well-being and how
much on fulfilling
other responsibilities. I can
only give my best to others when
I am myself at my best.
LIVING OUR SPIRITUAL VALUES HONESTY
The indication of balance in life is a sense of well-being, optimism
and a clear conscience. The foundation for achieving this is to look after
myself spiritually -
It takes great courage to be
honest. One of the noblest
qualities in a person is the
ability to say, "I am sorry, I was
wrong, you were right". It doesn't
really matter about
being right, winning arguments
or having my ideas accepted. It
matters more that I
am able to recognize my
mistakes, take responsibility for
them, learn the lesson and
move on with greater maturity.
As we grow in strength in our
spiritual life, we give up the habit
It serves no purpose other
than to make us feel tense and
miserable. When I stop
fretting about things that are
beyond my control and focus
the campaign. The second day will
be used to film public service
announcements (PSAs) that will be
used to raise public awareness
throughout the region.
Some of the other artistes
participating in the consultation
were David Rudder, Allison Hinds,
Destra Garcia, Claudette Peters,
Patrice Roberts, Edwin Yearwood
and Nelly Star. Trinidad and
Tobago, St Vincent and the
Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda,
St Kitts and Nevis and Dominica
were the countries that were
the Lord. Psalms 150:6
Father God you have given us;
A new commandment I give unto
you, That ye love one another; as
I have loved you, that ye also love
one another. St John 13:34. Father
God you would not leave us here
on earth living in ignorant because
it stated; But the comforter, which
is the Holy Ghost, whom the
Father will send in my name, he
shall teach you all things, and
bring all things to your
remembrance, whatsoever I have
said unto you. St John 14:26.
Father God we want to continue
to display the; fruit of the spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against
suchthere is no law. Galatians 5:22-
23. Father God the message is
being preach to all; Be not
deceived: God is not mocked: for
whatsoever a man soweth, that
shall he also reap. galatians 6:7.
Father God we know that we
wrestle not against flesh and
blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers
of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in
high places. Ephesians 6:12. That's
why you have urge us to put on
the whole armor daily for
protection. Thank you Father God
for the battles that has already
being won and the victory that
belongs to your people today. We
say thank you in no other name
but Jesus christ of Nazareth, the
only begotten son of God. Have a
bless and productive week in the
Lord and know that your miracle
is here to stay.
instead on generating
optimistic and kind thoughts,
my life can begin to flow in ever
more positive directions. Such a
light and easy approach to life
enables me to take everything in
Let your mind relax and enjoy
moments of tranquility.
Free yourself from wasteful
This is the best type of rest.
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I VEW POI
I, Y POLNI
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
V. E. INNISS
what is Truth?
The words rang out like a vibration of an endless sound wave
echoing through the universe on that infamous day/occasion as our
Lord stood before Pilate. I suggest you read the account for yourselves
in John's Gospel, Chapter 18. The verse which provides the topic for
today reads thus: "Pilate saith unto him (Jesus) what is truth? And when
he (Pilate) had said this, he went out again unto the Jews and saith unto
them, "I find no fault in Him" (John 18:38).
So permit me to raise the question again, what is truth? Sir Winston
Churchill summed it up this way "Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may
resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is".
Can we know the truth? Is truth the elusive goal of man's fertile
imagination? Is it something to be grasped and embraced, or is it as
fickle as the wind? Pontius Pilate's question, recorded in John 18:38 has
haunted mankind almost from the beginning of time.
Truth can be known! Truth can be embraced! When Pilate cried out,
"Behold the man" (John 19:5). He was uninvitingly helping to fulfil a
prophecy from Zechariah 6:12. Jesus was the one foretold by that Jewish
prophet and identified by Pilate.
He, (Jesus) is the truth, attested to by the messianic prophecies of
the Jewish Bible. That is why Jesus could proclaim "I am the way, the
truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John
Pilate saw a possible way out of his predicament. The perplexing
problem was that he saw no wrong in Jesus' actions, nor any substance
in the religious leader's charges. Nevertheless, he tried to separate himself
from the injustice. "He took water and washed his hands before the
multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this innocent person"
(Matth 27:24) Poor fellow!
We in this 21st century are in the same place as the participants in
that trial. Truth can be known! Truth can be embraced! When Pilate
cried out, "Behold the Man!"(John 19:5), he was unwittingly helping to
fulfil a prophecy from Zechariah, 6:12. Jesus is the truth attested to by
the messianic prophecies of the Jewish Bible as mentioned before, but
Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, etc. .... are familiar
words to anyone who has served as a jury? Perhaps the oath would be
better worded "Do you swear that whatever you tell will be true? Since
the "whole" truth cannot easily be compressed into the testimony of
The whole truth generally is not arrived at simply or without tension.
It is fair to say based on my gleanings that most often whole truth is
made up of contradictory half-truths it is important for us to know that
two half-truths do not make a whole truth" (Arthur Koestler).
Regular readers of my columns would be disappointed if on a weighty
subject like this I did not research the writings of my favourite prolific
writer Dr. Stan Mooneyham. I am pleased to tell you that in his book,
Travelling Hopefully, he wrote on the topic "The heresy of half-truths".
He examined the subject from various perspectives. Let me borrow two
or three of his views and share them with you to stimulate interest on the
one hand and educate us about
Half-Truths and the heresy
associated with it.
In the fourth century the
Docetics insisted that Jesus was
not a real living man who shared
our human situation and felt our
hurts. Emphasizing his divinity,
they said Jesus only seemed to
have a human body and that He
did not actually suffer on the
This was one manifestation of
Gnosticism which was essentially
a striving after systemby men who
felt impelled to being all truth into
absolute harmony a temptation
that to this day gets us into
Aryanism on the other hand
argued that the Son was a finite
being, different from the Father in
essence. In other words, he was
not truly God. The council of
Nicaea was convened in 325 AD,
to sort out the half-truths and
develop a statement reflecting the
whole truth. Half of the picture
alone constituted heresy. Only
together- God/man, divine/human
- did they constitute wholeness.
Dr. Mooneyham concluded
that Christian maturity is not trying
to resolve the conflict between
contradictory half-truths, but
believing them both and holding
them in appropriate tension.
Heresy it seems to him, results
when we discard one facet of truth
in favour of another facet of the
Is there then no such thing as
an eternal verity? "Of course there
is," contends the one time chief
executive of World Vision
International. "It resides in a
person, not in a proposition".
Jesus is the truth. He went on to
say: My beliefs may be true or they
may be only his partial and bias
interpretation of truth, but
whichever, they are relative to the
absolute and he does well to treat
them with more humility and less
I AM THE TRUTH
Those four words introduce us
to the actual claim of Christ as
recorded of John 14:6 "I Am the
way, the truth and the life": no man
cometh unto the Father but by me"
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(John 14:16). Jesus explicitly
compared himself with the Old
Testament name of God. In John's
gospel, the phrase "I am" appears
Someone once said Without
"The Way" there is no going.
Without the "TRUTH" there is no
knowing. Without the "LIFE"
there is no living. Christ is all. As
truth is opposed to falsehood and
error, so is Christ. When we
enquire for truth, we need to learn
no more than the truth as it is in
Jesus; as truth is opposed to
fallacy and deceit; as true as truth
itself. Christ is Truth Personified.
He is Life, lest we forget; for
we are alive unto God only in and
through Christ. So let us before I
end, consider these jointly. Christ
is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
He is the beginning, the middle and
the end. He is the true and living
way; there are truth and life in the
way, as well as at the end of it.
He is the true way to life. Other
ways may seem right, but the end
of them is the way of death. (Prov
I trust that our discussion
today has helped to answer the
question of Pilate, "What is
Truth?" if this article has helped
to answer to "Who is Truth?" then
our time spent together was not in
Will we let the majority sway
us; as was the case with Pilate?
Will we deny the truth? Will we do
what is right? Will we embrace Him,
the Truth, who died unjustly for
our sins and rose again from the
grave? What is your verdict?
Press release from St Kitts
and Nevis Hotel and
Basseterre April 12th 2010:
The Government's value-added tax (VAT), scheduled to be
introduced late this year, was the main topic of a meeting of the St. Kitts
and Nevis Hotel and Tourism Association at the Ocean Terrace Inn.
The meeting was attended by more than 40 members of the
association, which represents hotels, restaurants and other businesses
with substantial interests in tourism, the federation's major industry.
The members' concerns about the possible impact of the new tax
were addressed by a team from the Government office responsible for its
The Government representatives, led by Mr. Edward Gift, gave the
HTA members a wide-ranging presentation on the history of VAT in the
Caribbean where it has been introduced in a number of islands, including
Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Barbados and elsewhere in the
In his budget address last month, the Prime Minister and Minister
for Finance, Dr. Denzil Douglas, said the new tax would be introduced in
November of this year and that it would simplify and streamline the
federation's tax system. He said it would replace a wide range of current
taxes, including the consumption tax, the hotel and restaurant tax, cable
TV tax, traders' tax, vehicle rental levy, export and rum duty,
telecommunications levy and parcel tax.
The presentation to the HTA was the first of an extensive series of
consultations with businesses and citizens before the Government
passes the an act in May and implements the Tax in November.
Michael Head, manager of the HTA, said there was a lively question
and answer session after Mr. Gift and his team gave their presentation.
"We want to thank Mr. Gift and his colleagues, they were able to give us
plenty of information about how VAT will work," he said. "There is still
much work that needs to be done and many questions left unanswered
so further meetings will be held."
-* In Loving Memory of -
Nenen, Mother, Nanny
Christobel Evadne Hart-Belle ,
Who departed this life at the age of 96 years
On April 14th, 2007
S"Blessed is the Mother whose faith keeps her going,
. Through trials and traumas and cares,
4. Who handles the easy with wisdom and love,
SAnd the not-quite-so-easy with prayers!"
MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE
Cable & Wireless
High Court victory
Cable & Wireless Communications, LIME's parent company, today
announces it has successfully defended itself in the UK High Court
against claims it unlawfully delayed Digicel's entry into the Caribbean
telecoms market between 2002 and 2006.
Mr Justice Morgan handed down a judgement in the High Court
dismissing all the claims brought by Digicel, except for in the Turks &
Caicos where he found a minor breach of contract but ruled it caused
Digicel no delay and thus no loss. Cable & Wireless Communications
will now take action against Digicel to seek the reimbursement of its
costs of defending the matter.
Tony Rice, Cable & Wireless Communications CEO commented:"This
is a resounding victory for Cable & Wireless Communications. This
case has been a pointless waste of time and money. It was brought by
Digicel on the eve of our AGM in July 2007 amid a fanfare of publicity
and a statement that its claim was for several hundreds of millions of
pounds. We maintained throughout that the case was baseless, and the
UK High Court has now vindicated this. I am delighted that we have
won and are now free from this unnecessary distraction"
David Shaw, the CEO of LIME, commented:"The UK High Court has
seen through Digicel's accusations as we always said they would. At
LIME, our approach to business is clear. We're focused on winning for
our customers which means operating with integrity and delivering
solutions that customers expect and deserve. We can now put aside
unnecessary distractions and get down to the challenge of growing our
business in the face of the economic challenges facing Caribbean markets.
This victory certainly gives us some momentum to get on with the task
Background on the case
The case involved claims that the Cable & Wireless Communications
Group had breached the telecoms statutes in six Caribbean territories
(Barbados, Cayman, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada and
the Turk & Caicos Islands) which Digicel was entering as a competitor
to Cable & Wireless (now LIME) between 2002-06. Similar allegations
were also made against TSTT, the Trinidad & Tobago-based telecom
operator, in which Cable & Wireless Communications holds a minority
Digicel also alleged senior management of Cable & Wireless plc, the
then parent company of Cable & Wireless Communications Group, had
been involved in a 'conspiracy' to delay its entry into these markets..
The judgement dismissed all of the claims in the seven territories and
the overarching conspiracy claim with the minor exception that the Judge
found a breach of a short letter agreement with Digicel in the Turks &
Caicos Islands, but which he ruled caused Digicel no delay and thus no
The case was heard over 77 sitting days in the High Court in London,
A ing other an A eoe a e
A Loving Mother and A Devoted Father
Sunrise October 19th 1926
Sunset April 6th 1993
& Cfa, ,one
Sunrise April 6th 1919
Sunset April 19th 2003
At twilight when :he day is done and sunset flames the sky,
We think of you both and the happy days gone by.
Thoughts of you both come drifting back within our dreams to stay,
To know that you are resting when the twilight ends the day
Lovingly remembered by your sons, Ashleigh, Ozzie &
Vernon, and daughter Afr.ra.
The Labour Spokesman
UK, and heard evidence from 43
The ruling follows LIME's
other recent court victories over
Its successful defence, with
the Jamaica Office of Utilities
Regulation (OUR), of Digicel's
appeal to the UK Privy Council on
interconnection and call
termination rates (January, 2010)
An injunction against Digicel
ordering it to restore circuits it
blocked in a dispute over
LIME CUTS RATE FOR
CALLS FROM LANDLINES
Rates down by as much as 20%
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS 14 April 2010 There is good news for
LIME's customers in St. Kitts & Nevis as the Caribbean's premier
telecoms company will be lowering the rates for calls from LIME landlines
to mobile phones by as much as 20%.
As of April 15, LIME's landline customers will pay a single rate of
$0.57 per minute for calls to any mobile phone at any time of the day or
night. This represents a 20% drop in the day time rate of $0.71 per
minute and a 17% decrease in the evening and weekend rate of $0.69 per
General Manager for LIME in St, Kitts & Nevis, David Lake said:
"We are really pleased to be able to offer our customers lower calling
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
international calls (February, 2010)
The dismissal of Digicel's
contempt of court claims brought
against officers of LIME in
connection in the same
international calls dispute (June,
rates and help to make things
easier for consumers in these
"LIME's landline service
continues to provide consumers
with an affordable means of
communication and with these new
low rates our customers will be
getting even more value for their
telecoms spend," he added.
LIME's new, lower rates for
calls from landlines to mobile
phones will be rolled out in all the
countries governed by the Eastern
Authority (ECTEL). As a result
LIME's landline customers in
Dominica, St. Lucia, Grenada and
St. Vincent and the Grenadines will
also benefit from a reduction in call
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The region mourns the
passing of Bisessar
14 April 2010 The Caribbean fisheries fraternity is today mourning
the loss one of its most tireless advocates. Mr. Bisessar Chakalall, Senior
Fishery Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization Subregional
Office for the Caribbean, passed away on 13 April at the age of 61 after a
Tributes have been pouring in from the region and around the world.
He has been variously hailed as a man of integrity, intellect, wit, a
consummate professional and a true gentleman. Subregional Coordinator
of FAO, Mrs. Florita Kentish, summed up the sentiments expressed.
"Barbados and the region will deeply miss a true son of the Caribbean.
There is hardly a person in the region involved in the regional fisheries
In Loving Memory of
A Beloved Son, Father, Nephew,
Brother, Uncle & Friend
a.k.a. "Abalo" 9
V\ ho departed Ihis lire on April 18th. 2008
SThere is a bridge of memories ?
From here to heaven above
That keeps you very close to us
It's called the bridge of love
SLots of love, just for you
Sprinkled with tear-drops instead of dew
And in the middle sweet forget-me-nots
To say dear Abalo we haven't
S14' e miss you CharTes
Your loving mom Mary
and the entire Matthew family
r.1MJ^^ ^ ^I^ ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
industry who did not know
Bisessar Chakalall and did not rely
on his expertise at some time."
"The FAO Sub-regional Office
and the UN System in Barbados
will greatly miss him. He hadbeen
with FAO since 1986 and was
called upon to step into the role of
Officer in Charge on numerous
occasions, which he did with
distinction. As the new
Subregional Coordinator, I will
certainly miss his counsel and
"He was best known in all
circles as a person of simplicity,
albeit of great depth, as well as a
perfectionist. His colleagues all
over the world have spoken dearly
of his friendship; and how very
privileged they were to know him."
Mr. Chakalall, a native of
Guyana, held a Masters Degree in
Marine Biology and Fisheries.
During his 24-year tenure at FAO
he also served as the Secretary of
the Western Central Atlantic
Fishery Commission (WECAFC),
where he worked tirelessly to help
Member Nations address common
problems of fisheries management
and development. Prior to his
appointment at FAO, he also
worked as a Projects Officer with
the Caribbean Conservation
Association and as a Fisheries
Officer for the Government of
Guyana. He was the author of a
number of scientific papers on
fisheries management and
The staff of the Food and
Agriculture Organization extend
their deepest sympathies to his
family and loved ones.
The Labour Spokesman
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
There are some of us, educated and intelligent as we appear to be,
dear reader, who do not know that we are affected by our thoughts and
our utterings. Regardless of the height of our education, if we are not
conversant with the Law of Life, we are doomed. We can circumvent the
laws of manby legal arguments. We can set free a man who has murdered
because of his standing in the community, but we cannot circumvent the
Laws of Life.
That murderer, who escaped scot free from the murder rap, will have
to pay the penalty, if he or she was guilty. And so it will be with the
Leader of the Opposition, an educated and supposedly intelligent man
who could not rise to a high plane during his Budget Address, but sank
to the lowest depth, preaching doom and gloom. Then, gloom and gloom
is what would be drawn to him.
But, dear reader, what do you expect from the Leader of the
Opposition? We are all affected by the company we keep. If I am a
decent, respectable, law-abiding citizen and I am constantly seen in the
company of drug pushers, I would at sometime be deemed to be a drug
pusher and would lose the respect of those who held me in high esteem.
My grandmother, bless her departed soul, always informed me that
"A man is known by the company he keeps." She always said to me
"You cannot sow potatoes and reap yams; whatever you so that you
would reap". So when our Leader of the Opposition spits out doom and
gloom, it is because he is associated with the People's Action Movement
which is a political party of vengeance, spite, doom and gloom and
If you are a decent and respectable person and you join the ranks of
the People's Action Movement (PAM), you soon lose that respectability.
I will divert attention for a little while from the Leader of the
Opposition to reinforce the point that PAM contaminates. There is this
God-fearing, Christian-minded man who works at a certain institution. It
was the intention of PAM to dismiss the man in charge and replace him
with this God-fearing, decent and respectable man. You hear this, dear
reader? The plan did not work out, because Labour won the Elections 6-
serious debate on crime
"It's not too late...."
(Labour Secretariat) The St.Kitts/Nevis Prime Minister and leader
of the ruling Labour Party Government, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has
charged that it is time for the opposition to start making meaningful
contribution towards his Administration's fight against crime.
Dr. Douglas made the disclosure while speaking on this week's
AskThePM radio programme.
"I think that the election campaign and it catches for sound bite is
now over. It is time for hard work. Where crime is concern, we invite
the opposition.....It is time for them to make meaningful contributions
to the hard and important work that the Government has so clearly
He continued: "It is not too late for the opposition to join the
government in serious debate on this very important topic of violent
crime. It is not enough for the Leader of the Opposition to just simply
(attack) the Government (claiming) that the administration of the day
has not mobilized enough resources in tackling crime in this country."
According to PM Douglas it is not too late for the members of the
oppositionto engage in a responsible manner in the National Assembly.
"This is what is needed now. My Government is calling for it and
the people deserve it. Let us now look for a way forward to a very
serious policy proposals and analysis from the opposition-analysis
regarding crime," he stated.
The St.Kitts/Nevis Leader highlighted other opposition political
parties insist on using the sensitivity of violent crimes for political
As indicated by him, his administration went into the National
Assembly (for the 2010 Budget Address) "fully prepared to engage in
the type of probing and meaningful exchange with the opposition
because this would have made it clear to the public that both
parliamentarian from the Government benches as well as those who
are not really do see violent crime as an issue worthy of serious analysis
"Instead however, other political parties insist on this very serious
issue being used as a political football yet again and as some type of
club with which to bang away on the other," Dr. Douglas said.
If Labour won the Elections
outright, Labour has the right to
form the government. Guess what
happened? This so-called God
fearing, decent and respectable
man was sent on a mission to visit
the wife of a Labour politician to
coerce her husband to coerce the
rest of the successful Labour
Candidates to form a government
which would include the two PAM
candidates who had won their
If it was the other way around,
and Dr. Douglas had called Earle
Clarke to go on a mission like that,
I would have refused because the
effort would have been futile from
the beginning. Which Party,
having won the majority of seats,
would join forces, with not even
another progressive minded party,
never mind a party of doom and
But the God-fearing man had
to go on the journey. They had
already contaminated him with the
promise of heading the institution
had PAM won and he, God-
fearing, agreed to the suggestion.
In order for him to be elevated to
the top position, they would have
to turn away somebody. Is that
how God works? God does not
change his principles of love and
justice. If we are God-fearing, we
have to abide by the Laws of Life.
Dear Reader, I went out of my
way to show you how corrupting
and influential PAM is. No so-
called decent and respectable
person can remain decent and
respectable while being a member
and supporter of PAM. And so it
is with the Leader of the
Opposition. He has to preach
doom and gloom because he is
associated with a Party of doom
There is a part of a passage of
scripture which says "Come thou
from amongst them", and let your
positive thoughts shine Mr.
Leader of the Opposition.
Mr. Leader of the Opposition,
you focused your attention on
crime but, what hope are you
giving to our youngsters with our
doom and gloom message?
Do you expect our youths to
refrain from criminal activities if
you do not offer them a glimmer of
abetter life? Don't forget or let me
remind you again, we attract unto
ourselves that which we project in
our thoughts and our utterings.
We go to America for holidays
and to shop, but, in America, a
murder is committed every five
minutes, a robbery every three
minutes and a rape in every four
minutes. Nobody on the
Opposition Republican Bench ever
got up and scare people from
coming to America.
We run down to Puerto Rico
to shop, crime is escalating, but,
Puerto Ricans don't tell you not
to come down there. They do not
highlight their murder rates. In the
whole of the Virgin Islands, their
murder rate last year was almost
fifty, when ours was in the
twenties. They do not scare people
or visitors from travelling there.
Mr. Leader of the Opposition, you
are not immune from the crime you
are projecting. Change your
thinking and your uttering.
You speak about the National
Debt but, part of the National Debt
belongs to Nevis. The Federal
Government has to shoulder the
debt of Nevis and the debt of St.
Kitts. We have to face the realities
of life. The World Bank and the
IMF are there to recognize us. We
as black people are incapable of
governing ourselves and offering
our people a high standard of
Whred weS go Ufrom h I 1ere?
Justice for Haiti: Beyond Aid and
Over the last few months there has been a surfeit of talk in the
international community over what should be done for Haiti. However,
in almost all of these discussions Haiti's historical context is completely
excised it is almost as if the country had only come into being as a
result of January's earthquake. This collective amnesia is damning. The
hurricanes of 2008 and the recent earthquake brought unfathomable
damage upon Haiti, but their effects have been greatly exacerbated by
Haiti's widespread poverty, lack of adequate public infrastructure, food
insecurity and an utterly bleak horizon. Unlike the hurricanes and
earthquake, these are not natural phenomena. The devastating nature
of these natural disasters cannot be understood apart from over two
centuries of Haiti's colonial and postcolonial subjugation, foreign
occupation, economic exploitation and the degrading conditions faced
by most of its population.
If one chooses wisely (and not selectively), one can learn from
Haiti's history in order to assure that this cycle of oppression, destitution,
and destruction is not repeated. As a first step, providing Haiti with
unconditional disaster relief on an urgent basis remains critical.
However, so long as the
developed countries that played
such a significant role in creating
Haiti's present ruinous political
and economic conditions
continue to ignore and evade
their responsibility for Haiti's
impoverishment, the country will
remainvulnerable. Recognition of
and restitution for past wrongs,
coupled with an authentic
commitment to end the sabotage
and exploitation of this tortured
nation, would be the best way to
help Haiti achieve the stability
and freedom to determine its own
This analysis was prepared by
COHA Research Associate Ethan
Katz and Visiting Scholar Daniel
Boscov-Elle ,ii 1 ..l i rg
living. When we fail, it is because
of corrupt practices. When we
progress, they categorize us and,
small as we are, we have to borrow
at the same rate which America in
whom we are not even a state, have
One only has to look at the
advancement of St. Kitts and Nevis
from 1995 until the present time, to
see how far we have travelled
under the Labour Administration
of Dr. Denzil Douglas? Five
hurricanes and floods and we have
overcome. Travel down to St.
Thomas, a US territory and you
would observe pieces of blue
tarpaulin on houses from the 1995
We have surpassed that. Is the
National Debt, the cause of
corruption by the Denzil Douglas
administration, or is it a result of
the progressive strides we have
made so that investors can be
enticed to come here and provide
work for our people? How do you
see it Mr. Leader of the
On Easter Monday, 5th April, I
saw the Leader of the Opposition
bedecked in a sport jacket and
open necked shirt at the horse
race3s in St. Kitts. Was that a
negative move by the Labour
Administration to allow that kind
of investment in St. Kitts? Can
anything good come out of this
investment? Could we be seeing
heroes from England, Canada,
USA, coming here to race?
Look at the multitude of people
who were over there Mr. Leader of
the Opposition. Horse racing used
to be held on August Monday in
St. Kitts at Pond Pasture, East
Basseterre. Pond Pasture was
taken over by Mr. Bradshaw and
turned into a Housing Project.
August 1st 1834 was the date
when we were so called
emancipated. The 1st Monday in
August was supposed to be
celebrated as the day of our
emancipation. To cloud the
importance of the day from us,
Massa brought his horses in town
to race on that day.
Comes to Support of
Security 2010 Games
The Republic of China, Taiwan has demonstrated its continued
willingness to partner with its Caribbean nation friends in the promotion
of general social cohesion as well as in their efforts at regional integration.
This was evident in the role played by the Taiwanese Embassy located
in St. Kitts and Nevis; in connection with the recently held 10th
CARICOM Social Security Games.
The Director of Social Security, Mrs. Sephlin Lawrence sounded a
special note of gratitude in relation to the contribution of the Republic of
China, Taiwan to the successful hosting of the Games by St. Kitts and
Nevis. In a special review meeting at the Social Security Office, Mrs.
Lawrence revealed to staff that the Embassy of the Republic of China,
Taiwan came to the support of the Sports and Social Club at a time when
(despite the fundraising efforts of the Board and the Sports and Social
Club) the Organizing Committee of the event was falling short of the
projected budgetary requirement to ensure a successful staging of the
The Taiwanese Embassy responded favourably to the request for
sponsorship, which was conveyed with the concurrence of the Deputy
Prime Minister Hon. Sam Condor, and provided a financial contribution
ofUS$17,900.00. "That's almost fifty thousand Eastern Caribbean dollars"
Mrs. Lawrence declared.
In addition to the timely and generous contribution, the Resident
Ambassador of the ROC Taiwan, His Excellency Mr. Rong Chuan Wu
was gracious enough to deliver encouraging remarks at the Opening
Ceremony of the games on Friday 2nd April 2010. Alluding to his
country's long standing relationship with St. Kitts and Nevis, he voiced
his pleasure and honour at being associated with the games which
embodies a cross section of English-speaking members of CARICOM.
"As a friendly nation of St. Kitts and Nevis for years, we were able to
participate in the development of this beautiful Federation; from
community centres, sports facilities, and Warner Park to Silver Jubilee
Stadium. I want to congratulate you, in that, in this Federation you are
the leading members in CARICOM in terms of sports based facilities."
declared the Ambassador.
Participants in this year's event hailed from Anguilla, Antigua and
Barbuda, The British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St.
Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and St.
Kitts and Nevis. Over 400 persons from the other territories joined their
local counterparts for the Easter weekend of fun and camaraderie while
competing for the coveted championship.
In spite of the competitive nature of the Games Day itself, the 'athletes'
who are social security staff members and their associate members of
their respective sports clubs were encouraged by the Taiwanese
Ambassador to participate in a spirit of goodwill. "I want to remind you
[that] participation is more important than winning and I wish that you
would seize the opportunity of the Games to fellowship, to exchange
and to promote the experience and make the Social Security Board [and]
Social Security policies more successful." The Ambassador stated.
The contribution of the Republic of China, Taiwan was the largest of
three Platinum Sponsorships received by the Social Security Board and
the Sports and Social Club. The other two such sponsorships were
received from the St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank Ltd and
Construction Technologies DT Ltd.
Public Relations Department
Federation's Top Cop
(cont'd fron page 14)
Federation, therefore, I wish to
make a loud appeal to corporate
business to partner with us so that
we can continue to provide
effective security and create a safe
environment to do business and
"The Police stand between our
society moving forward and
developing or falling backwards in
chaos. With your help, we will
continue to be proactive,
increasingly present, visible and
active in our communities," he
The Commissioner thanked
the NIA for its continued
assistance and referred to the gift
of new vehicles as the most visible
contribution it had made with
regard to resources to date.
"As we strive to provide much
needed resources to make us
efficient and effective in the way
The Labour Spokesman
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
Sports Tourism on the rise
(Parents and Students of the UK's Park Side School in St. Kitts for a
day of Cricket)
BASSETERRE (Tuesday 13thApril, 2010): Sports Tourism is soaring
to new heights in St Kitts as sportsmen and women from the UK and the
major cricketing nations of the world have begun to swarm in to this
friendly Caribbean island over the course of the month of April.
In the first two weeks of the month students and their parents from
three British schools, and two clubs have been visiting St. Kitts to engage
their peers in various sporting competitions.
The touring schools include the Park Side School from Surrey, the
Manchester Grammar School, and the Rossall School from Lancashire.
The largest group arrived over the Easter weekend from the Dunnington
Sports Club with more than 160 members. Dozens of family and friends
have joined the mix of enthusiastic touring cricketers, footballers and
netballers for a non-stop vacation and festival of sports and relaxation
on the sunny Caribbean islands of St Kitts and Nevis.
On the field, the UK sporting visitors are competing against various
local St Kitts and Nevis squads and are exchanging gifts and friendships
that will be long remembered. When not competing they are enjoying
the natural attractions of the twin-island destination, including wind
surfing, kayaking, water skiing, sailing and snorkelling.
The UK visitors have also enjoyed one of St. Kitts' newest attractions,
the Sky Safari Tour, which is a zip-line tour that gives thrill seekers a
panoramic view of the lush green mountain-side rainforest, neighboring
islands, and nearby historical sites, as they soar through the skies on a
state of the art zip-line harness system.
"Sports tourism is now growing impressively as a niche market for
us" Said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism and International
Transport, "In St Kitts we have combined our investments in modern
sports infrastructure with the growing demand for pre-season activity
for visiting teams and fans. The good news is now spreading of our
island's comfortable warm weather, natural beauty, rich heritage and
welcoming and talented people, which together have produced a
signature blend of cultural and recreational experiences for visiting
sportspersons that can only be found on Caribbean islands like St. Kitts
we perform our duties, I wish to
thank all those who have assisted
in this process so far, in particular
the Nevis Island Government. [I]
urge all to continue to negotiate
and seek support for assistance to
boost our limited resources," he
Commissioner Williams also
had words of advice for the
operators of the new vehicles and
told them to care for them as they
would their personal property.
The Federation's Police
Commissioner also used the
opportunity to reassure the public
that their safety and security
remained the Organisation's
foremost priority and anyone who
attempted to disrupt the island's
peace and security would be dealt
with according to law.
Officer of the Nevis Division of the
Royal St. Christopher and Nevis
Police Force Inspector Hilroy
Brandy, registered his gratitude to
the NIA when he delivered the
Vote of Thanks.
"Hon Premier, I wish to express
my sincere thanks to you for your
quick response to the request
made by the Nevis Division of the
Royal St. Christopher and Nevis
Police Force for purchasing these
additional vehicles. The NIA has
once again demonstrated its
commitment to support the efforts
of the Police to ensure that the
island of Nevis is a place where
residents and visitors can feel safe.
"The acquisition of these
vehicles will enable the Police in
the Nevis Division to better carry
status as a leading
world class cricket
events, St. Kitts is
also this month
hosting the world's
S w eight (8) leading
.9 squads and their
Fans from around
the world in
preparation for the
S ICC World
tournament in May,
Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lankan
teams have already begun arriving
in St Kitts to play in a triangular
T20 series as a warm up to the T20
ICC World Cup event which will
be staged in St Kitts, St Lucia,
Barbados and Guyana next month.
three women's teams already
on St Kitts will be joined by
squads from India, England,
Australia, New Zealand and South
Africa later in
April for warm up matches of
their own, preceding the big ICC
T20 event which starts on May
5th at Warner Park, St Kitts.
"Hosting such a large world
class event is a major priviledge
and undertaking for our country.
But Warner Park is a very specially
designed Caribbean-styled setting
for both player and spectator
enjoyment in a modern facility,"
Meanwhile, from June 18-22,
2010, Warner Park, St. Kitts will
also host the second international
cricket test match between the
West Indies men's team and the
touring South African squad.
April, May and June will
therefore all be action packed
months in St Kitts for sports
tourism, and cricket in particular.
out the plans of the Strategic
Planning Group and give the
community the type of Police
service that the community
expects. Sir, we will be able to
increase our mobile patrols and
visible police presence in the
community and be better
positioned to respond more readily
to reports," he said.
Mr. Brandy also praised his
Commander in Chief for his
presence at the handing over
ceremony. He said given the
current situation regarding crime
in the Federation,
"It is always a good booster to
see our Commander lying in the
trenches with his troops as we fight
our battles," he said as he thanked
him for the encouragement he had
given to the Division.
The Labour Spokesman
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
- e SPR S CM ETR
Let's Do It Again
Do it Again! The sporting contest beginning this weekend at St
Paul's, St Kitts and Nevis, involving the West Indies Women Cricket
Team and the women teams of the International Cricket Council's member
countries, somehow reminds me of the title of the 1975 classic movie
with Bill Cosby and Sydney Poitier- "Let Do it Again."
Somehow, I am motivated to say "let's do it again!" Why? It is not
the comedy content of the movie that moves me. This time, it is the
craving of a repeat performance is causing my fast heart beat.
Can our discipline and talented Caribbean women do it again? Can
they out-perform the Can they out-perform the rest of the world women
like they did against the English women in November 2009 in the same
country St Kitts and Nevis?
Do you remember what I wrote then? It is the display of excellence
at the Warner Park Stadium, St Kitts and Nevis the history-making
performance of the West Indies Women Cricket Team and the contrasting
perennial demonstration of brinkmanship of the managers of the West
Indies Cricket business (WICB) that prevents it from developing its
male cricket and prepare them for a very gruelling tour of Australia this
month. Led by a match-winning performance by Pamela Lavine, the West
Indies Women Cricket Team prevailed over the England Women Cricket
Team to take the three-match Twenty20 series with two wins to none a
the Warner Park Stadium on Tuesday. West scored 102 runs for the loss
of 5 wickets (Lavine 37) to beat England women by five wickets, after
they only managed 99 runs (Edwards 41, Lavine took 4 wickets for 21
runs). In fact, the West Indies women added a Twenty20 series win to
their upset of top-ranked England in the one-day internationals by taking
an unassailable 2-0 lead. All-rounder Pamela Lavine was the match-winner
for the home side, taking four wickets to skittle England before making a
brisk 37 to shepherd West Indies to a five-wicket victory in the second
Twenty20 international at St Kitts."
IS THE SKABA EXECUTIVE
DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THE
"BOBO DREAD" OR AGAINST
By Dr. Garfield Alexander
In light of certain comments
made by a very small group of
persons who may not understand
I felt compelled to highlight the
1. As the "Bobo Dread" is a lb
practicing follower of Bobo shanti
(one of the Mansions/Sub-groups
of Rastafarianism), he cannot be separated from his religion and so if it is
being said in fact that his turban is being banned then for the Bobo
Shanti essentially you are banning him. It is not a simple act of removing
the turban in order to play as this would be against his religious belief.
2. The intent of the FIBA rules was not to discriminate when it was
drafted. It was formulated to protect players and/or officials from physical
injury. Our society has changed, Rastafarians no longer exclude
themselves or are excluded from society, they wish and can (and have
that right by law) to participate just like every other member of society.
The rule has now become DISCRIMINATORY because our society has
evolved to become more inclusive yet this rule still exist without changes/
amendment to mirror thus changes in society.
3. Some are comparing this situation to the issues faced by the
schools that observe and practice a Sabbath day during this year's Inter
Primary Sports Championship. They are similar in that they both have to
do with religion and religious practice but this case differs (in my humble
opinion) in that it includes a "violation of a fundamental constitutional
right". These schools) OPTED to EXCLUDE themselves because in
their opinion the observance of their Sabbath was not being recognized
by the sporting body and the public at large. Mr. Rochester (the "Bobo
Dread") has opted to be INCLUDED and reserves his RIGHT to be
included...he is being ask to exclude his turban which is his religious
practice and by extension exclude himself from local league games.
4. This issue could have and STILL canbe resolved quite easily! All
it would take is dialogue and compromise. Rules can be amended for the
benefit of all parties involved. A simple amendment can prevent the rules
from being broken and stop any perceived discrimination or violation of
constitutional and/or human right.
Dr. Garfield Alexander
Now, we need a repeat
performance! It would do us so
much good in the recession.
The West Indies Women
Cricket Team has been team in
camp in St Kitts from April 11 and
they will play one-day games and
T20 matches against Sri Lanka and
Pakistan. The whole of St Kitts and
Nevis is called upon to rally
behind the West Indies Women
Cricket Team from the first match
tomorrow, Saturday at St Paul's
against the Sri Lankan Women
Cricket Team in the first ODI. The
other encounters are on April 19
at the same venue; April 20 at
Cayon; April 22 at the same venue;
April 23 at Molineux and April 27
and 29 at the same venue.
There is more. All Group Aand
Group B matches will be played in
St Kitts between 5-10 May. What
a f6east! The Finals will be hosted
by Saint Lucia and Barbados.
The full West Indies Women
Team is as follows: Merissa
Aguilleira (Captain), Kirbyina
Alexander, Shemaine Campbelle,
Britney Cooper, Shanel Daley,
Deandra Dottin, Cordel Jack,
Stacy-Ann King, Pamela Lavine,
Anisa Mohammed, Juliana Nero,
Shakera Selman, Tremayne Smartt,
All eight women teams for the
ICC World Twenty20 2010 are
ready. The group stages of the
women's element of the
tournament will take place in St
Kitts with the semi-finals
happening in St Lucia and the final
being staged in Barbados. The
knock-out matches will all feature
as double-headers with the men's
equivalents just as they did in
England last year.
Charlotte Edwards will lead
defending champion England and
will want to lift the trophy again as
she did at home last year. Having
also won the ICC Women's World
Cup 2009 inAustralia, England will
be anxious to claim a third world
title on as many continents. To
help Edwards along that path,
there are some new faces in the
England squad as well as some of
the old guard. Claire Taylor, who
was player of the 2009 tournament
as well as winning the Women's
Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC
Awards last year, returns after
missing the tour of India, as does
Holly Colvin, but the experienced
Isa Guha and Caroline Atkins have
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not been included.
Beaten finalist at the 2009
event New Zealand has a familiar
took to itwithAimee Watkins again
leading the way. She will be
supported ably by Amy
Satterthwaite, Suzie Bates, Lucy
Doolan and Nicola Browne who,
although all still young, have
already managed to gather plenty
of experience at international level.
The other two main
contenders for top honours will be
Australia and India and both have
announced strong squads for the
trip to the Caribbean. Australia will
be led by Jodie Fields with Alex
Blackwell, Lisa Sthalekar and
Shelley Nitschke being the players
The West Indies will be
difficult to beat especially if
Stafanie Taylor and Deandra
Dottin can fire with the bat. The
squad includes three new faces
from last year's tournament in
England with batter Britney
Cooper, seam bowler Shemaine
Campbelle and all-rounder
Tremayne Smartt being given the
chance to impress.
The former West Indian
opening batsman, Barbadian,
Sherwin Campbell, coach of the
West Indies Women's team, is
confident that his ladies can lift the
trophy when the final is played at
Kensington Oval in Barbados on
Campbell said: "We expect to
do very well. I find we are better at
T20 cricket than we are at 50-over
cricket, so we go into the ICC
WT20 confident of doing well. Our
aim is to win. We are playing at
home and every team dreams of
winning at home.
We enter the tournament
ranked at number five so the first
aim will be to get into the top four
(semifinals) and move on from
there. Last year in St Kitts we beat
REPORTS...... "SKABA did
not ban the bobo dread"
Basseterre, St.Kitts (April 13th 2010):-The saga concerning the
St.Kitts Amateur Basketball Association, the Ghetto Roots Basketball
Club, Head Coach Garfeild Alexander and player Dale Rochester
continued as President James "Barman" Hanley addressed the situation
on winn fm's Voices programme.
Mr. Hanley clarified the
SKABA side of the situation which (cont'd on page 22)
England, and it is currently number
one in the world, so we are
confident. Playing the preliminary
matches in St Kitts will be to our
advantage. Last year, we got great
support from the people and we
will be expecting the fans to come
out again. We have some very
good players, such as Stafanie
Taylor, who is among the top
batters in the world, and Deandra
Dottin, who can hit the ball with
great power at the top of the order.
Pam Lavine is our most
experienced player and also a
good batter and reliable bowler. We
also have Cordel Jack, a reliable
batter; Stacy King, a good all-
rounder who bats in the middle-
order and bowls in the middle
overs; Anisa Mohammed is a
world-class off-spinner; and our
captain Merissa Aguilleira is a
good leader and her batting has
improved. Shemaine Campbelle is
small but anyone who can bat,
bowl and keep wicket at
international level gives us many
options. Overall our strength is
our belief in the team concept
where everyone plays for each
other. Our fielding against England
last year was excellent, but I still
want to see more improvement in
that area. In T20, the more runs you
save; you give yourself a better
chance of winning. In our team, we
have a good bowling unit. What
we need to do is identify the
players for various situations and
that is what we will be doing in the
camp and in the warm-up matches.
In batting, we have seen signs of
great improvement, but again, we
need to work harder."
We would hope that the
women as always will lead the way
with impressive performances; and
the men, being provoked to
jealous, will deliver the goods.
This is therefore a call to Rally!
Come on, Girls, "Let's Do It Again!
SKABA President James
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
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" Kitts will give a new meaning to in Financial Fitness Walk-a-T
1r7S fitness "Financial Fitness". 2010. Prizes will be awarded
Members of these institutions individuals whose attire create
The 'CLAW' Road Bike
Race April 10th
The by-pass road or as its know to the cyclists on Nevis 'The Claw'
because it grabs you and wont let go, was the main feature for the
weekends race on Saturday, starting at Oualie Beach, up the 'CLAW'
turning at the roundabout to head back up Pump road was the course, 2
laps for all but Novices, Kids and Masters, with a fierce wind blowing on
the return leg.
The lead group of riders set a steady but fierce pace from the outset,
Reggie, James and Assim were away so a new winner was certain, but
who would it be?? In the front was Alex Isles closely followed by Jr
triathlete and rider Akeem Green in his first real road race, Matt Lloyd,
Greg Phillip, Winston Crooke and Jrs Jessica Amory and 'Prince' Leader.
The big test was going to be the climb up the by-pass road (The Claw)
which seems to last forever, Alex led the way with Akeem on his heels
the rest of the pack finding their own way up, before having to battle the
wind all the way back to Oualie for the turnaround.
The rest of the junior riders were making their way and gathering a
head of steam as they closed up the gap on the leaders, Sasha Lloyd,
Triffon Simmons, Curtis Huggins et al. the riders of the future were
putting on a good show today. Alex and Akeem were on a roll, despite
breaking away they were caught at the turnaround by Greg and Matt,
but once again dropped everyone on the 'Claw', At the end Alex's
experience told in the final moments as he out sprinted his young
challenger to take the win, Akeem was 2nd and Matt Lloyd in a well
earned 3rd place as he continues to improve with each race.
With Jessica having pulled out after lap one Sasha took the Jr female
1st place, with Triffon coming in Jr 2nd and Prince 3rd. Curtis Huggins
was the best rider in the 12 & under category, but continued on to do the
two laps, a growing talent in the making. The masters was represented
by the evergreen Gordon 'Doc' Avery, with no one contesting him this
day it was another first for him.
We would like to thank Marecia for the timing and race control, for
details of all upcoming events see the events calendar on the website
Duryan Cozier (MTB)Novice
Gordon Avery Masters
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will journey on a walk-a-thon
around the Basseterre area on
Saturday, 24 April 2010 starting at
5:30 a.m. The objective of the walk
is to spread the message of
Members of the general public
are invited to join the walk which
captures the theme of the walk,
"Get Financially Fit- Spend Wisely,
The following financial
institutions are partners in this
project; Caribbean Financial
Associates Inc.; Development
Bank of St Kitts and Nevis; Eastern
Caribbean Central Bank; Eastern
Caribbean Home Mortgage Bank;
Eastern Caribbean Institute of
Banking and Financial Services;
Eastern Caribbean Securities
Exchange; FINCO; FirstCaribbean
International Bank; St Kitts Nevis
Anguilla National Bank; Royal
Bank of Canada; RBTT; Bank of
Nova Scotia;St. Christopher and
Nevis Social Security Board; St
Kids Co-operative Credit Union
A similar initiative will be
hosted in Nevis at a later date.
St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association
(SKNFA) second round of FA Cup
The St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) completed the draw for the second (2nd) round of its
FA Cup on Tuesday night (13th April), live on national TV, ZIZ Channel 5.
This was done on the very popular Tuesday night Sports programme "Action Sports" by Mr Stanley
Jacobs, General Secretary of the SKNFA. He was ably assisted by the members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Under
Fifteen (U 15) football team, who are fresh from their Championship performance in the Barbados Cup on the
Easter Weekend in Barbados, where they won that competition.
The young footballers who are extremely excited about going overseas to represent the Federation and
also being crowned champions, were overwhelmed by the opportunity to assist the FA in such an important
The 2nd round which will determine the quarter-finalists, commences on Tuesday 20th April, and sees:
* Game 1: The NationalU 16 team vs Coury's Snapple Conaree FC
* Game 2: Molineau FC vs St Peters FC
* Game 3: Rams Village Superstars vs KFC Trinity/Challengers Strikers FC
* Game 4: The National U 18 team vs Washington Archibald High School FC
* Game 5 : Davis' Construction Lodge Patriot FC vs Mantab FC
* Game 6: S.L Horsfords St. Pauls FC vs UDC Garden Hot Spurs FC
* Game 7 : Parson Ground FC vs Rivers of Living Waters FC and
S Game 8 : Trafalgar South Stars vs TDC Newtown United FC
After a very exciting first (1st) round of matches, these sixteen teams will now be battling it out to get into
the Semi-Finals, and the excitement, thrill of victory defeat and agony of defeat will be running high.
The seeded teams that gained byes into this round are:
1. S.L Horsfords St. Pauls United Strikers
2. Washington Archibald High School FC
3. TDCNewtown United FC and
4. UDC Garden Hot Spurs FC.
The general public is therefore urged to come on out and support their community, support their team,
support the competition, support football.
One Lap Finish Position
Ji- m B
(cont'd from page 21)
involves the adherence to the
FIBA rule which dictates that
certain headgear should not be
worn during play. Mr. Hanley
outlined the FIBA rule section 4.4.2
4.4.2 Players shall not wear
equipment (objects) that may
cause injury to other players.
* The following are not
o F0,1. : hand, wrist, elbow
or forearm guards, casts or braces
made of leather plastic, pliable
(soft) plastic, metal or any other
hard substance, even if covered
with soft padding.
o Objects that could cut or
cause abrasions i ,,,.., ,,1 must
be closely cut).
o Headgear, hair
* The following are
o Shoulder, upper arm,
;ihhi or lower leg protective
equipment if the material is
,if ,I, ii, ... l. padded.
o Knee braces if they are
o Protector for an injured
nose, even if made of a hard
o Spectacles, if they do not
pose a danger to other players.
o Headbands, maximumfive
(5) cm in width, made of non-
abrasive, unicolour cloth, pliable
plastic or rubber
Hanley read the section in it's
entirety and he indicated that
SKABA was simply abiding by a
FIBA rule. FIBA is the world
governing body of International
Amateur Basketball. Mr. Hanley
also made the point that the rule
was not one created or concocted
by the local association. He further
opined his displeasure with the
fact that SKABA via him as
President was served a letter less
than 24 hrs before the start of the
league. He felt strongly that it was
an attempt to embarrass the league
Hanley also addressed and
clarified media reports which
suggest that his association had
banned the player in question, Mr.
"SKABA did notban any Bobo
dread as is being said in the media
and peddled by a certain author,"
the SKABA President said. "The
association has nothing against
the Bobo dread or the bobo shanty
religion however the rules of FIBA
are clear and it dictates that his
headgear is not allowed," he
SKABA President Hanley
announced on Sunday during the
opening of SKABA that he had
been served with a letter
requesting that no games be
fixtured for the Ghetto Roots team
until the matter involving Dale
Rochester (BoBo DREAD) and his
headgear is addressed.
"[Ghetto Roots] have asked us
not to fixture any games for them
until a decision is taken. We
consulted with our lawyers and
they advised us not to let them
play that game [against BVI]
pending the matter going before
the appeals board," Hanley told
the gathered crowd at the SKABA
An appeals board has been put
in place and the matter is
scheduled to be heard on
The Labour Spokesman
The Labour Spokesman
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
There is so much confusion in the PAM camp that the 2010
Convention which was originally planned forthis weekend has had
to be put off indefinitely.
Inside sources say there have been no letting up on the
campaign to get rid of the joker Lindsay Grant. But the little fellow
is putting up a stiff fight and is threatening to withdraw all his funds
from the party, and go public.
Dey say he say if it becomes necessary he will take out paid
advertisements on the PAM FM radio station and expose his critics
and the coup ring leaders
The word on the street is that even in his house the call is
being made over and over again to done with the politics and give
somebody else a chance to run de party. But the dejected little
fellow is so stubborn and arrogant, he continues to turn down good
advice and make a fool of himself.
Dey say she tell him: "Darling, politics just ain't for you; they
just using you for your money. Leave them alone with their party,
go back full time to your law practice and stick with your family".
But, he say Daddy Grant taught him not to be afraid of anybody
and he going show the former Tek-Way-Key Minister and his gang
he ain't fraid them. He going show them who is man from boy.
The Sheriff was overheard recently telling someone in Nevis
that he ain't know what noise de expired PAM leader making about
cheat. He won his seat in Nevis convincingly against great odds, if
he (Lindsay) was a popular leader, the people of Constituency 4
would have voted overwhelmingly for him as the people of Nevis 9
did for him. It's time he (Lindsay) call it quits.
The discarded doctor from the West says, he too ain't know
what noise de expired PAM leader is making. He going lose in the
courts too. He made a sacrifice for 3-way Bernie, but he not backing
back as the PAM Candidate for Constituency 4, when the next
General Elections are called in 2015.
The official word is that the failed PAM leader has been ordered
by the big bosses in the party not to use the PAM FM station
anymore to make ay statement on behalf of the party, until the
leadership problem is resolved.
The move is on to get rid of 1/41b Onion as the Party Chairman.
And Cindy Lopez is campaigning hard for the job. Dey say she
sway they made a fool of her and gave the juicy lawyer herjob, but
she not backing down this time against 1/41b Onion who was
instrumental in keeping her out of Parliament as the PAM Senator.
*The rumbling fora change of the PAM Candidate in the East
is intensifying and both Leroy and Willy have made it abundantly
clear to the party that they are not working with the soft macaroni
a third time around (again). They want a new candidate for the
Willy has been so upset and disappointed with his behaviour
and performance that he bluntly refused to attend the hearings of
the over 350 frivolous objections, leaving the poor mechanic and
loser Glenroy all alone to make a fool of themselves.
Dey say the mechanic confessed that neither he nor the
candidate knew the people they were objecting to; all the objections
were prepared and filed by a young lady from Frigate Bay who did
not know the people either; he only signed the objection forms.
Dey say even Chris Moonlight and Wallis are calling for his
removal as the PAM Candidate in the East and they are pushing
for the gas station fellow from Frigate Bay who paid for the PAM
charter flight from New York on the eve of the 2010 Elections, to be
the new candidate.
Since he get all dem blows from Sam, 3-way Bernie who was
singing for his supper to get the big wuk at the Electricity
Department (they promised him) has gone into hiding. And people
waiting to see who he going run for in the next elections.
Lennox in New York stop "call een" on the radio talk shows
because he ain't get what he was promised. He say for all the dirty
work he did for Eugene and PAM in Constituency 8 to hijack the
seat, they treat him like a dog.
condemns shooting of
Magistrate in St. Lucia
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, APRIL 15TH 2010 (CUOPM)-President
of the OECS Bar Association, Kittitian Mr. Tapley Seaton, Q.C. has
condemned the shooting in St. Lucia, of the Jamaican-born magistrate,
Ann-Marie Smith, who was shot by armed assailants.
"The vicious attack on Magistrate Smith... represents an attack on
the justice system, the very institution in place to provide protection
and relief to persons who have been wronged and who are the victims of
law-breakers. It reflects a new and extremely dangerous level of crime in
the community," Mr. Seaton said in a statement carried by CMC News
He said what is even more disturbing is the fact that the incident in
St. Lucia "comes just weeks after a police prosecutor was gunned down
by criminal elements. Regrettably, he did not survive."
Mr. Seaton said these two incidents seem to reflect a developing
pattern of organised and targeted criminal activity in St. Lucia aimed at
obstructing the justice system and creating an atmosphere of fear in the
"The OECS Bar calls for a swift and thorough investigation into the
shooting of Magistrate Smith and the recent shooting of the police
prosecutor. We urge the St. Lucian Government to inject the necessary
resources to facilitate an efficient and effective police investigation.
'We call on the police to spare no effort to ensure that the perpetrators
are brought to justice," said Mr. Seaton, adding that the incident
highlights the "need for adequate security and protection of ourjudicial
officers in St. Lucia and elsewhere."
Smith was treated for bullet wounds to her thigh, leg and buttocks
and released from the St. Lucia hospital over the last weekend.
Eyewitnesses said the magistrate, who has gained a reputation in St.
Lucia for being tough on criminals, was entering her car to go to work
when she was attacked by two masked gunmen who jumped from nearby
Half Moon Bay couple died from
wounds, says pathologist
By Charles Miller Jr
James and Mildred Daniel, the
elderly couple whose partly
decomposed bodies were
discovered here by Police, in their
home at Half Moon Bay, Frigate
Bay, on Sunday afternoon last,
April 11th, were victims of gunshot
This has been confirmed by
Barbadian forensic pathologist,
Dr. Stephen Jones, who performed
autopsies on their bodies, the
results of which revealed that they
both died from haemorrhagee and
shock due to gun shot wounds."
The couple who until recently
resided in the U.K are nationals of
St. Kitts & Nevis. They were
reportedly last seen on Tuesday
of last week, April 6th, a Police
press release stated.
Neighbours alerted the Police
of a foul scent coming from the
newly constructed two-storey
building and officers of the
Department (CID) made the
shocking discovery of the bodies
at about 4:45 pm on Sunday. It is
understood that the wife's body
was found in a bed and her
husband's on the floor nearby.
The Police have indicated that
they have one young man in
custody assisting them with their
investigations in this double
homicide and are working on a
number of leads. Both victims
were said to be in their seventies.
In relation to the murder of
popular taxi operator, Bradford
"Braddy" Tweede (68) of Branch
Street, East Basseterre whose
body was found in the vicinity of
Morgan Heights, Canada Estate in
the early hours of Thursday 8th
April, 2010 the results of the
autopsy conducted by Dr. Stephen
Jones revealed that he too died
from haemorrhagee and shock due
to gun shot wounds."
Questioned about reports
circulated by members of the public
killed in Philliph
By Charles Miller Jr
Police are investigating the
death of a 45 -year old Molineaux
man, Elvan Warner who was shot
and killed in Phillips Village, on
Tuesday night, April 13th.
Police officers responding to a
report of a shooting in the Phillips
area, discovered the body of
Warner (at around 7:45 pm), with
what appeared to be gunshot
Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith
bushes. Smith's five year-old
daughter was also in the car at the
time of the incident.
Magistrate Smith accelerated
while blowing her horn as the
gunmen fired shots into her
vehicle, which ran into a drain,
Smith's landlord told the
Caribbean Media Corporation
(CMC) that after hearing the
commotion, he rushed from inside
his house to the balcony and fired
three shots into the air.
The gunmen fled the scene
discarding their ski-masks in the
process. The masks were later
retrieved by police.
that a young man from the nearby
Keys area had been turned over
to the Police by the family
members in connection with the
crime, the Police dismissed those
reports as false; but indicated that
someone had been assisting them
with their investigations with
respect to another matter.
Mr. Tweede who has given well
over 30 years of invaluable service
to the tourism industry here will
be laid to rest at the Springfield
Cemetery next Tuesday afternoon,
April 20th, following the service
at the St. George's Anglican
Church in Basseterre.
We extend our heartfelt
sympathy to the bereaved families.
He was pronounced dead on
the scene by Dr. Bassey Udo, the
District Medical Officer.
Crime Scene Officers found a
number of spent shells near the
scene of the crime. An autopsy will
be performed later to determine the
exact cause of death, a Police press
Warner was recently released
from prison after serving two of a
three year sentence for larceny.
Police have no suspects in
custody as yet.
Molineaux resident shot and
FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH 2010
We pride ourselves on having state of the
security throughout all of our facilities.
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These are images of persons who broke into TDC
on February 22, 2010.
TDC is offering a reward of $5000.00
information leading to their arrest and conviction.
STOPPING CRIME IS EVERY CITIZENS
Call Crime Stoppers at 911 or your local Police Station
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