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St. Kitts and Nevis

PM Douglas named to new

expert group on governance

JULY 8TH 2010 (CUOPM) St.
Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister
Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, the
longest serving Head of
Government in the Caribbean and
the new Prime Minister of Trinidad
and Tobago, the Hon. Kamla
Persad-Bissessar have been
appointed to serve on a new Prime
Ministerial Expert Group on
Governance (PMEGG) in the
Caribbean Community
Coming out of the 31st Regular
Meeting of the Caribbean
Community Conference of Heads
of Government which wrapped up
in Montego Bay, Jamaica on
Wednesday, Heads of Government
have therefore made the decision
to establish a new Prime Ministerial
Expert Group on Governance
It is comprised of the Bureau
of the Conference (Jamaica,
Dominica and Guyana) as well as

the Prime Ministers of St. Kitts and
Nevis, St. Vincent and the
Grenadines and Trinidad and
Tobago, who have been charged
with the task of reviewing all the
proposals and options that have
been tabled to date so that a final
decision on the new and most
effective governance
arrangements can be taken for the
regional grouping.
The work of PMEGG will be
serviced by a Technical Working
Group and will present its
recommendations to a Special
Session of Heads that will be
convened in September. It is
expected that a concrete proposal
will be completed and ready to be
presented to the Inter-Sessional
Meeting of the CARICOM Heads
of Government in February 2011.
Prime Minister Douglas, who
now bears the distinction of being
the longest-serving Head of
Government withinthe Community,
as well as Chair of the

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean
States, in his closing remarks,
expressed profound appreciation
for the remarkable hospitality of
the Government and People of
Jamaica, as well as the aplomb and
efficiency withwhich the Chairman
of the Conference, Prime Minister
Hon. Bruce Golding dispatched
with what was a daunting and
lengthy programme of work.
One of the major issues that
demanded the focus of Heads was
the issue of the way forward with
regard to reviewing the
governance structure of the
Caribbean Community in order to
effectively address the chronic
inconsistencies, ambiguities and
failures within the current
The Review of options for
governance within the Caribbean
Community is imperative if the
integration process is to advance
in a way that efficiently manages

the integrated economic space
and engenders the political
consensus to facilitate the
achievement of agreed objectives.
Since the tabling of the Report of
the West Indian Commission
entitled "Time for Action" at the
Special Session of the Conference
of Heads in 1992 the need to bridge
the "implementation deficit"
intrinsic to the CARICOM system
has been identified as the main
impediment to translating regional
decisions into meaningful action
at the national level.
This is due almost exclusively
to the dependence of the
Community on the individual
Member States to implement
measures agreed upon at the
regional level and also to the
absence of institutions involving
both Member States and the
Community with specific
responsibilities to implement
regional decisions.

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St. Kitts and Nevis Prime
Minister Hon. Dr Denzil L.
Douglas (Photo by Erasmus
JULY 6TH 2010 (CUOPM) St.
Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister
Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has told
Caribbean leaders that the world
economic crisis demands
corrective, collective action and
policies at this most pivotal
moment in human- and Caribbean
Addressing the opening
ceremony of the 31st Heads of
Government Conference of the
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) in Montego Bay,
Jamaica, the St. Kitts and Nevis
Prime Minister noted that world
leaders "are now facing

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The Labour Spokesman




Published by: The St. Kitts-Nevis Trades & Labour Union
Ag. Managing Editor: Dawud Byron
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P.O Box 239. Basseterre. St. Kitts. West Indies
Tel: (1 869) 465-2229 <> Fa: (1 869) 466-9866

I I 1

Praise the Bridge that

carried you over -

Charles E. Mills.

In the years preceding 1966 there were no rural secondary schools to
be found outside of the capitals and other townships of the English
speaking Commonwealth Caribbean.
That which pertained to St Kitts-Nevis was the stratification of an
education system which was prejudiced against the children of poor
families who either had no means to enter the lone Grammar School and
Girls High School in Basseterre or who were denied access on account
that limited spaces were first rationed out to the sons and daughters of
the affluent planter class.
The full potential of the then British colony called St. Kitts-Nevis-
Anguilla was lost as the youth from the rural areas like Cayon, Tabernacle,
St. Paul, and Sandy Point were refused free and fair access to higher
education beyond the VII Standard.
It was to this environment that Charles Egbert Mills, of humble Sandy
Point origins, returned in 1964 after pursuing professional training at the
University Of London Institute Of Education. Armed with his research
that was documented in his thesis which analysed the Comprehensive
Education System of England, he was instrumental, as an Inspector of
Schools, in helping the Government of the day to introduce
comprehensive education reforms in St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
The first of the schools that were opened in this system was the
Sandy Point High School in September 1966. This school became the
model which led to the construction of Cayon High, Gingerland
Secondary, Vehrchild's High and the recently constructed The Saddler's
Secondary School. Together with the Charlestown Secondary, the
Basseterre High and the expanded Washington Archibald High School,
Sandy Point High School is today the continued manifestation of the
vision for national development through social advancement.
In September 2010, the Federal Government of St. Kitts-Nevis has
opted to rename the Sandy Point High School in honour of Mr. Charles
E. Mills, one of the architects of the comprehensive education system
which continues to shine nearly 45 years after its inception.
It was George Canning who asked the poignant question, "When
our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?" In the context of the 2010
reality the question is translated, No\\ that we have overcome the
setbacks of selectivity within the education system with help of men like
Charles E. Mills, shall we refuse to thank them?"
There is a growing disquiet, partisan stirring, that Mr. Mills is
underserved of this honour. The first point they cry is that Charles Mills
is not from Sandy Point. "Name it after a Sandy Pointer," they say.
When it is pointed out that Charles Mills was bor in The Alley,
Sandy Point on June 18, 1921 and settled there during his professional
career and died at his home built in The Alley, Sandy Point on February
7, 2007, they cry, "He did nothing for Sandy Point".
When it is pointed out that Charles Mills started as a Pupil Teacher
in Sandy Point at age 13, in 1934, and later took time to personally train
many of those Sandy Point teachers who rose to prominence in that
community and in the country, preparing the way for the emergence of
teaching giants like Vincent Hodge, they say, "The government needed
to consult the people of Sand Point before they could do such a thing."
Then it is pointed out to them that in the naming of a school the
government seeks to transcend political correctness and strives for
human righteousness. They each know that naming of any public facility

PM Douglas and UN Secretary

General meet in Jamaica

JULY 8TH 2010 (CUOPM) -
Secretary General of the United
Nations, His Excellency Mr. Ban
Ki-moon has told St. Kitts and
Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr.
Denzil L. Douglas that the recent
signing of the Revised Treaty of 1
Basseterre establishing the OECS
Economic Union sends a strong
message against protectionist
On the sidelines of the 31st
Conference of Heads of
Government of the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM) in
Montego Bay, Jamaica the United Photo: United Nations Secretary General His Excellency Ban K
Nations Secretary General metwith moon and his wife ,ih with Britain 's Queen Elizabeth and P,
Dr. Douglas in his capacity as Phillip at the United Nations with the flags of the member state,
Prime Minister of St. Kitts and including St. Kitts and Nevis (fourth from i ,gil in the backgro,
Nevis and as Chairman of the (UN Photo)
Organization of the Eastern that the positionthe regionwas taking which is the AOSIS stance
Caribbean States. more than a 1.5 degree temperature change had received very
The UN Secretary General support from developed countries and that only one country w;
commended Dr. Douglas on his now supporting the issue
leadership of the OECS and He informed Prime MinisterDouglas that the matter willbe rev
directing the Organization in the whenthe IPCCC completes its 5th report in 2014.
signing of the Revised Treaty of Mr. Ban also advised Dr. Douglas that countries in the region s
Basseterre which establishes the continue to speak up individually and collectively on matters that
OECS Economic Union. us and expressed appreciation to CARICOM's Leadershi
The Secretary General said he spearheading the move towards the convening of this special s
understands the world challenges on chronic non-communicable diseases.
of climate change, natural disasters In this regard the United Nations Secretary General thanked
(floods and hurricanes) as well as Minister Douglas especially as the Lead Head in CARICOM on 1
world's financial and economic issues.
crises Dr. Douglas was informed of a meeting to be held in 2012 on
The UN, Mr. BanKi-moon said Trade in an attempt to forge an Arms Trade Treaty. This should
stands ready to provide any interest to the region especially bearing in mind the current issue
humanitarian, logistical and or with regards to gun crimes.
technical assistance to countries The UN Chief asked Dr. Douglas for an assurance that h
in the Caribbean region personally attend the Summit on the Millennium Development G
The United Nations Secretary In response, the St. Kitts and Nevis leader thanked the Sec
General commended the tough General for standing with the Caribbean region on the issue of cl
stance of the Caribbean region and
informed Prime Minister Douglas (cont'd on next page)

anywhere in the world is reserved for the powers that
be and there never have been public consultations.
The government however would weigh the
contributions of the persons) to be honoured. And
in this case, Charles E Mills is a shining example of a
pioneer in the field of education. To these points they
respond, "Not our school. We like the name."
There is hint of disingenuity that colour the
sentiments of those who rail against the renaming as
planned by the Ministry of Education. For even
though they like the present name of the school they
are ready to offer names like Vincent Hodge, Joseph
Manchester, and Joseph Halliday as more appealing.
Some even throw in a red herring and say name it
after Kennedy Simmonds.
On further research, one would note that Vincent
Hodge, an icon in modern times, does not equal to
the illustrious career of Mills who was the last Chief
Inspector of Schools and First Chief Education Officer
in this country and later became a minister of
government and Parliamentary Representative for the
electoral district which included Sandy Point up to
One would further note that Joseph Manchester,
the first Principal of the school, was not a bor Sandy
Pointer as they dissenters give as a prerequisite to
receiving the honour they seek to deny Mr. Mills.
It would be most remarkable to note that even Dr.
Joseph Halliday, a former pupil of Mr. Mills and his
successor in the position of Chief Education Officer,
looks up to Mr. Mills as "one of those brilliant



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elementary school graduates and education
The words of George Colman are therefore a most
appropriate encouragement to all of us as a people.
He said, "Praise the bridge that carried you over."
Charles E. Mills was a bridge that brought us into
the land of comprehensive education. When we boast
UNDP records of 98% literacy and when we have
met and have surpassed the second of the UN's
Millennium Development Goals (i.e. Ensure that, by
2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will
be able to complete afull course of primary schooling)
in that Mills ensured, since 1966, that all children in
Sandy Point and all of St. Kitts-Nevis are able to
complete a full course of secondary schooling; these
make him a visionary and most deserved of this
In September 2010 this honour will be bestowed
on him, in recognition of his pioneering contributions
in the field of education.
In the meantime, we need to be saved from our
ignorance and the arrogance that bigotry and
unfounded criticisms generate. It is time that we see
men for who they were in their professions and
callings and stop holding onto the political and other
differences between us. It is time that we show
ourselves to be a better people.
It is the light of truth and adherence to it that
makes us better people. If we do not allow the light of
truth to save us, what does that say about us?

The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JULY 09TH 2010 3

StA Kit A Success-Of New British

Aiwy Rot Pgelebrated-

London, 7 July 2010: The success of the twice-weekly BritishAirways
Gatwick service to St. Kitts was a cause for celebration during a high-
profile visit to London by Senator Richard Skerritt, Minister of Tourism
and International Transport for St. Kitts & Nevis.
The six-day visit, 30 June 6 July, was intended to further cement the
special partnership which the Government of St Kitts & Nevis has forged
with BritishAirways and to raise the profile of this emerging Caribbean
destination amongst UK tourism industry partners.
At a strategic review meeting at BA's Waterside Head Office on
Wednesday 30th June with BA route planning decision-makers, Senator
Skerritt discussed route performance issues with Richard Tams, Head of
UK & Ireland Sales and Marketing, Alison Nicholls, Business
Development Manager, and their support team. Discussions highlighted
the current state of the slowly recovering UK travel market and the
relative strength of the St. Kitts route, making it the fastest growing
Caribbean service for the airline with encouragingly strong forward
Minister Skerritt, said, "The early success of the St. Kitts route,
including the midweek Tuesday service which was launched only three
months ago, has exceeded ourbest expectations. This UK airlift success
to date, and the optimism coming from all of the British Airways officials
and the travel media who I met, is fantastic news for a small island nation
like St. Kitts & Nevis in such a challenging economic environment. These
results should provide the platform to encourage all of our stakeholders
to nurture new and existing partnerships in the UK market, while
undertaking new initiatives at home going forward. We look forward to
maintaining this special partnership with British Airways long into the
Richard Tams, Head of UK & Ireland sales, said: "We are delighted at
the continued success of the St. Kitts route, especially with the second
service we introduced three months ago. St. Kitts is a very popular
destination and forward bookings look very encouraging, which is
testament to the attraction of the island."
The new BA route has sparked growing interest in St. Kitts as a
holiday destination from media professionals who met with Minister
Skerritt in one on one interviews during the course of his visit, to find
out what makes St. Kitts so special as an authentic Caribbean destination.
Media were enthused with details of the island's emerging high quality
product, existing key attractions, its natural and unspoilt beauty, genuine
hospitality and the overall holiday experience afforded to visitors to St.
Kitts & Nevis.
Minister Skerritt also took the opportunity to hold discussions with
BA and the media on the troubling subject of the UK Air Passenger Duty
(APD), speaking about the growing concern at its likely negative effect
on visitors planning to travel to St Kitts, and its anticipated harmful
impact on the Caribbean tourism economy as a whole. Skerritt told the
UK media interviewers that, in his opinion, the fairest short term solution
would be to reband the entire Caribbean into the same tax category as
Bermuda and Florida, while working to restructure or remove the tax

PM Douglas and UN

Secretary General....

(cont'd from last page)

Dr. Douglas also expressed
thanks to the UN Chief for his
commendation given to OECS for
their milestone achieved in the
signing of the Revised Treaty of
Basseterre and used the
opportunity to informed the
Secretary General that some
special attention and support must
be given to the issue of the
premature graduation of small
vulnerable countries who are
middle income countries but who
are highly indebted in terms of

accessing low interest financing
and access to aid flows.
The Secretary General was
informed that this posed a great
challenge to the development
agenda of the region and those
countries that are most hard hit
and stands to reverse the strides
that these countries have made so
far in advancing their
development agenda.
The UN Chief was told that the
United Nations must play a major
role in bringing this issue on the
international agenda.

completely in the long term.
The Tourism Minister's visit to
the UK market concluded with an
informal cocktail event held on
Monday 5 July, at London's OXO
Tower Restaurant organised
jointly by the London office of the
St. Kitts Tourism Authority
(SKTA) and British Airways, and
attended by representatives of
British Airways, other UK based
stakeholders and travel media.
High-profile journalists including
Graham Boynton, Group Travel
Editor of the Daily Telegraph &
Ultra Travel; Mark Hodson of the
Sunday Times; Amanda
Greenwood of Travel Daily UK,
and James Henderson, travel
writer, expressed a genuine interest
in experiencing St. Kitts & Nevis
with a view to promoting the
destination to their readers. Other
media present who had more
recently visited St Kitts included
Godfrey Hall from The Luxury
Directory and Wedding Ideas,
Catherine Leech, Travelguru TV
and Graham McKenzie from
Travelmole. Also in attendance at
the reception were President of the
St Kitts-Nevis Hotel & Tourism
Association (HTA), Nick Menon,
and UK representatives of
Ocean's Edge and Silver Reef, two
resort projects currently under
construction on St Kitts.
The celebration event also
afforded Minister Skerritt the
opportunity to express his
personal thanks to the UK travel
partners and the London based
SKTA team for their support in
helping to establish the new British
Airways St Kitts route so quickly,
raising a toast in celebration at the
excellent news conveyed to him
earlier in his trip by BA officials.

He commended the UN for
having a special session on
chronic non-communicable
diseases which was placed into
focus by CARICOM and
expressed the hope that out of this
special session, there would
emerge some mechanism that
would allow for continued
monitoring and evaluation of the
effects of these serious diseases.
Dr. Douglas further hoped that
a mechanism would be developed
for people around the world to
become knowledgeable of the
surrounding issues.
The St. Kitts and Nevis Prime
Minister also gave the Secretary
General the assurance that he will
be in attendance at the Summit on
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Call made for regional

collective action and

policies to tackle

economic crisis
(cont'd from page 1)

challenges that are vaster in scope, more demanding in complexity, and
more varied in their respective component parts than any Head of
Government, anywhere in the world, could have predictedjust one decade
"It is at times like these, then, when the resolve of our leadership, the
resolve of our people and Governments are tested. It is at times like
these, then, that our collective efforts as people within our countries, as
varying sectors within our countries and as countries within this beloved
Caribbean Community of ours must be brought to bear. It is at times like
these, then, that we must understand that the difficulty of the task at
hand requires a sustained commitment, as building our Community is a
never ending task," Dr. Douglas said.
He said that the "tight spots" are by no means inconsequential as
they have been wreaking havoc with nations far more powerful than
Caribbean countries.
"We, nonetheless, must be resolute in our efforts to anticipate the
implications of these global crises, insulate our countries and region, to
the best of our abilities, from the associated fallout, and educate our
people on the responsibilities that we must now all shoulder -
Governments, private sectors, Churches, NGO's, and ordinary civilians
alike in the interest of self-preservation," said Prime Minister Douglas.
He pointed out that this increasingly interconnected world has its
advantages, and certainly has its costs as well.
"The global economic crisis was not of our making, but it is now very
much our problem. Global climate change, also not of our making, is now
of supreme relevance to us, located as we are, between the Tropic of
Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn with all that, that implies in terms of
altered weather patterns, and their attendant socio-economic
consequences. The unthinkable catastrophe in the Gulf cannot be
charged to either our policies or our actions, yet it is already of profound
and immediate concern to certain CARICOM member states. Indeed,
though of currently indeterminate immediate impact where the rest of us
are concerned, this catastrophe will, ultimately, have ramifications for us
all," said Prime Minister Douglas.
He is of the view that the global disintegration of traditional cultures
was not instigated by the Caribbean, "yet it has grave implications for
this region, as is now evident in the very 'un-Caribbean-like' attitudes
and behaviors that have crept into the region, and the attendant increases
in violence and criminality with which we must now contend."
"My very own country of St. Kitts and Nevis has not escaped the
wrath of this great challenge, however I have not been daunted. Today
I say to my colleagues, especially those we are welcoming at this 31st
Regular meeting that you too must never become daunted," said Prime
Minister Douglas.


Prime Minister Douglas

warns CSME cannot be

Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas on Wednesday warned
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that they cannot afford to
abandon their Single Market and Economy (CSME), while contending
that Community nationals must be free to move.
"So let us now stop, look at where we are, adjust the time lines and
see if we can really achieve these goals because these goals need to be
achieved if the Community is to work. We can't abandon the Community
ideals, we must have a single market and single market must have as its
central operative the movement of people," Dr. Douglas told a news
conference at the annual summit of regional leaders in Montego Bay,
The St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister however acknowledged that
regional leaders may have been too ambitious when they agreed to have
the free movement of labour across CARICOM as part of the CSME that
is due to come into effect by 2015.
"We have agreed that free movement is central to the success of the
single market. The fact that we have not been able to achieve free
movement ... we have come to the conclusion that we may have been too
ambitious with regard to our time lines.
"We need therefore to stop and adjust those timelines so that we can
practically achieve the single market which is critical to the success of
this community we are creating," he said, acknowledging that regional
leaders would have to move "the goal post."
The CSME allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour and
services across the region. But with respect to labour, the leaders have
agreed on several categories of workers who would be allowed to move
freely across the region. These include university graduates, media
professionals, entertainers, sportspersons, domestic workers and health
Dr. Douglas said that the full implementation of free movement should
have come into effect from this yearbut "we realise that is not happening."
"We are saying that something is wrong and we have decided that
we need to realistically put our heads together again, look at the reasons
that are being given for not allowing people to move, a lot of them could
be petty reasons, some could be serious and reasons of security as
According to the CMC Report, Dr. Douglas said the timelines set
"were unrealistic and I think the self appraisal is important and that is
what has come through from this meeting" of CARICOM leaders here.
"We have been able to frankly look at ourselves and say, there are
certain areas where we have failed. Our ideals were very praise worthy,
they were noble but maybe we were a little too utopian and idealistic to
get it to work."
He said that the idea should not be to "abandon proceeding towards
the single economy because the single market has not been working, it
has not been achieved, the idea is a single economy is critically
important," he said, noting that it is even more vitally important for the
smaller states of the 15-member grouping.
"So therefore you cannot abandon it therefore let us fix that which is
preventing the single market from working," he said.
Dr. Douglas said that the current legislation in the Caribbean countries
allow for the immigration officers to use their discretion in deciding
whether or not to allow a person into the country.
"That is why we are saying, for example, that the Regional Security
System using the model of assessment that we have established in
Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago is so critical because it has been
able to flag potential security breaches.
"That even strengthens our view of having a common regionally
financed security system because it helps also to answer some of the
questions with regards to the restrictions of movement of people freely,"
he told reporters.
Dr. Douglas said that despite the situation regarding the free

The Labour Spokesman

File photo ofSt. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L.
Douglas at 27th CARICOM Heads -I ... ,,i (Photo by Erasmus

movement and other problems
within CARICOM, he is still of the
view that "the state of health of
the Caribbean Community is good.
"In every institution you
would have as part of its own
democratic institution governance
structure period of reflection,
periods of criticism, periods of

appraisal, reassessment and new
agendas to move forward."
He said what is critical in the
summit, which ends on
Wednesday, is that "we are taking
those decisions by ourselves."
The Kittitian leader said that
the leaders have received a report
from the Council of Ministers, the


second highest decision making
body within the grouping, which
reviewed all CARICOM
"It is important that you do
wait until you fall ill to go to the
doctor, you go to the doctor to
prevent yourself from getting ill
and that is why you must have
checkups. That is why I say the
health of the Community is
Dr. Douglas said that there is a
possibility that a committee
comprising foreign ministers
would be appointed to re-examine
the governance structure of
CARICOM given the discussions
held during the summit here on the
matter of implementation of
"What I think is happening is
an examination of the institutions,
how they are functioning, the fact
that we have gotten fed up, we
make decisions here and the
decisions are not implemented.
Something has to be wrong. Let
us find out what is wrong.
"The Community Council says
this thing is affecting us ... we
need to go forward, implementation
is the issue, find some way of
correcting this problem," he said,
adding "they are saying the time
has come for us to examine that
governance structure."
He said that the two models
that had been considered by
regional leaders during the
meeting here were the one utilised
by the sub-regional Organisation
of Eastern Caribbean States and
the European Union.

The ECCU Commemorates the 34th

Anniversary of the EC Dollar Peg to

the US dollar
Wednesday, 7 July 2010 marks 34 years since the EC dollar was pegged to the US dollar at a fixed rate of
EC$2.70 to US$1.00 on7 July 1976.
Prior to this, the EC currency was fixed to the pound sterling at an exchange rate of EC$4.80 to 1.00. The
decision to change the peg was made following the depreciation of the pound sterling and the emergence of
the United States of America as the region's major trading partner. At the time of the shift, the exchange rate of
EC$2.70 was equivalent to the exchange rate of the pound sterling to the US dollar.
The maintenance of a strong and stable currency is achieved through the policies adopted by the Eastern
Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) which ensures that there are adequate foreign reserves available for consumers
and investors to conduct business with confidence. This includes setting limits for government borrowing
and the extension of credit to governments and commercial banks by the ECCB. In the 2009/2010 ECCB Annual
Report presentation, Governor Venner reported that the foreign reserve backing of the currency was 93.93%,
which far exceeded the required reserve rate of 60%.
The member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union continue to enjoy the security provided
by the stable currency as they join forces on the path towards regional integration under the umbrella of the
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The Labour Spokesman


199 years of the

signing of the Act of


celebrated by the

Venezuelan Institute

By Melissa Amsterdam
In honour of the 199th year of
the signing of the Act of
Independence, the Embassy of the
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
here on St. Kitts, commemorated
the momentous occasion with a
culturally rich ceremony on
Monday night 5th, July, at the
Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI),


Fortlands, Basseterre.
The festive event was attended
by Government Ministers and
other high ranking officials
including those of the Venezuelan
Embassy as well as local well-
wishers and friends.
During the ceremony the
history of prolific leader and
liberator Simon Bolivar was read.
His efforts in liberating the South

American nations were highly
SimonBolivarwas remembered
as a great leader in leading
Venezuela to Independence and
building the foundations to
achieve 199 years of freedom and
Amongst the tributes
dedicated to Simon Bolivar, were
talent contributions in songs,
cultural dancing and Latin
flavoured instrumentals.
Director of Culture, Mr.
Creighton Pencheon, along with
two of his colleagues, rendered a
beautiful Latin spirited
instrumental for which they were
highly complimented.
Local Reggae singer Masud
Sadiki- who has Spanish heritage
- sang a song "Count Your
Blessings" in commemoration of
the nation's 199th anniversary.


A cross section of the audience showing Ambassador of China
(Taiwan) His Excellency, Rong-Chuan Wu, Pastor Leroy Benjamin
and members ofPetro Caribe who attended the event.
(Photos by Willett's Photo Studio)

A riveting drum and dance
presented by the Ministry of
Culture was one of the highlights
of the night.
The four young ladies of the
group displayed a memorable

Ambassador of Venezuela based in St. Kitts-Nevis, His Excellency, Minister ofPublic Works, Dr the Hon. EarlAsim Martin,
Cruz de Jesus Bello symbolically shows the union ofSt. Kitts-Nevis Representative of the OAS, Mr Starett Greene, and Chairman of the
and the Republic of Venezuela at the commemorative ceremony on Carnival Committee, Mr. Gus Williams join in a toast to celebrate the
Monday 5th, July. 199th anniversary of the Act's signing.

cultural piece which included the
crowd's participation. The dance
was thoroughly enjoyed with a
generous amount of applause and
Ending the night's proceedings
was a speech delivered by
Ambassador of Venezuela based
in St. Kitts-Nevis, His Excellency,
Cruz de Jesus Bello.
He spoke of the significance
of his country's independence
and the signing of the Act what it
meant to all Venezuelans. He also
touched on the strides the
Republic had made throughout
those long years in social and
economic aspects.
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people of St. Kitts for sharing in
the celebration of his country's
monumental milestone.

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6 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JULY 09TH 2010

Rule of ena e I t

By Elvin Bailey
Last article pointed outlined the level of coverage obtainable
under the Employment Injury Benefits package, and we saw how
affordable the contribution payment is and how extensive the
coverage is. This week, in this final episode, we will provide
some further details of these benefits.
If as a result of a workplace incident, a worker is left disfigured
or disabled, this potentially gives rise to several payments. First,
and for a period not exceeding 26 weeks, compensation in the
form of wage replacement is given (at 75%). If there is no loss
of body parts, but the incapacity/ailment continues beyond 26
weeks, compensation is payable at the rate of 40% replacement
(down from 75%) and continues until our Medical Board decides.
If the incident results in a disablement that is less than 20%
disablement, a grant becomes payable after the wage replacement
period has expired. If the disablement is 20% or greater, then a
pension is payable. The insured person in receipt of such a pension
can continue to work.
The disablement index is set out in Schedule 3 (regulations 36,
39 & 40) of SR&O No 28 of 2002. Payment can range from full
(100%) disablement for loss of both limbs, total paralysis and for
blindness, to 1% for the loss of a fingertip or toe tip. Total deafness
is compensated at 70%, while blindness is also rated at 100%.
Where the disablement is total, i.e. loss of both arms or of both
legs, a constant care allowance also becomes payable. The amount
is fixed in accordance with nurse's wages after consultation
between our Director and the Medical authorities.
Another payment that is available is that of re-imbursement of
medical expenses, including medical evacuation if the injured
insured person has to undergo treatment overseas. This is limited
to $25,000.00. Furthermore, the allowable procedures are set
out in the legislation (Eighth Schedule) and include hospitalization,
recuperative therapy and prostheses.
Where the incident results in death of the insured, the survivor
becomes entitled to a burial grant of $4,000.00 (not the standard
$2,500.00). Survivor benefit to the spouse, children and parents
of the deceased is also payable and is referred to as a death
One of the greatest aspects of the Employment Injury Benefits
branch of Social Security is that there is no age limit to it. It is

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applicable to persons under 16
and over 62 once they remain
in the workforce. That is why,
even so-called volunteer
workers are well advised to
ensure that they are covered.
In the interest of full
disclosure, we must establish
that even as there are rules of
engagement, there are also
rules that allow disengagement,
where Social Security must
distance itself from certain
To begin with, the law
makes certain benefits mutually
exclusive. You cannot have one
and the other, even though a
person may in fact have
qualified for both. However,
we compensate by allowing the
higher of the two benefits to
stand. Also, try not to have the
same industrial accident twice
because you will only be paid
Except for age, invalidity,
death, survivors, sickness,
injury or maternity, we shall not
pay any person who is absent
from the Federation.
If we ask that you submit to
a medical examination by a
specified doctor, please do so.
Disobedience may mean the
suspension or forfeiture of that
Furthermore, know the time
limit to claim as all claims have
an expiry date. For sickness
and Employment Injury
Benefits it is 10 days, and for
Age Pension it is 6 months.
Familiarize yourself with these
Do not become a ward of
the state, especially through
prison. The latter not only
disqualifies the insured person
from getting any kind of benefit,
earned or awarded, but also
disqualifies his dependents
from any benefit they may have
qualified for, except if they
apply to and it pleases the
I trust that you, too, now
understand why that 1% must
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S To seek forgiveness means never to repeat
When I seek forgiveness from someone, it means that I have
realized my mistake. It is to make a promise to myself that I will
never commit that mistake again. Once I have understood where
I have gone wrong, I only need to correct myself so that I never
repeat the mistake.
When I have to apologise to someone for some mistake that I
have done, I need to pay special attention that I do not repeat that
mistake ever again. For this, I first have to make sure that I have
understood fully where I have gone wrong and learn from it.
* To forgive oneself is to move forward with
When I make a mistake, the usual reaction is to feel guilty
about it. Consequently there is a lot of heaviness, which does not
let me make the best use of my time. I will be caught up in the
past and not be able to make full use of the present. So it is important
to be light yet not be careless.
When I do something wrong, all I have to do is to find out the
weakness that is working behind my mistake. Then I will be able
to learn from it. When I do this, I will be able to forgive myself
and use every incident as a gift for my progress. I will then not
get stuck, but will be able to move forward with lightness.
* To forgive means to forget the mistakes
committed in the past
If I have really forgiven the mistake committed by someone, I
will be able to forget it totally. If I am not able to forget, it means
that I have not been able to fully forgive. So my effort has to be to
forgive in such a way that I neither remember nor describe the
wrong done to me.
When someone has done something wrong, I must be able to
watch it in a detached way. All I need to do at that time is to
remind myself that he is playing his own role. I can only give
correction and if I cannot, I just need to forget it, as I can do
nothing about it. I don't have to spoil my mind by thinking about it
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Th 6.MA Colto6i tl

I victory _J

At the last General Elections,
the Labour Party won 6 out of the
11 seats in the National Assembly.
As a result of that victory the
Labour Party was able to form the
Government. The Hon. Patrice
Nisbett, the victorious NRP
candidate was offered the office
of Attorney General which he
accepted. He left the opposition
benchers and crossed the floor of
the National Assembly.
The members ofthe CCM/NRP
Coalition are fully aware of the fact
that as a result of its victory at the
polls the Labour Party became the
legitimate government. As the
government, the ruling Labour
Party offered the position of
Attorney General to the Hon.
Patrice Nisbett. The Hon. Patrice
Nisbett never offered to join the
ruling Labour Party if he was given
the position of Attorney General.
In spite of all that, certain
members of the CCM/NRP
Coalition have been heard to say
that they do not know whether the
Douglas-led government is a
Coalition Government or not. The
CCM/PAM Coalition members are
wilfully disregarding the details of
the makeup of the government in
1980 and in 1993.
The Labour Party won 4 seats
in 1980, PAM won 3 seats and the
NRP won the 2 seats on Nevis.
The NRP joined with PAM and
gave the government to PAM.
Without the merger of the NRP
with PAM there could never have
been a PAM/NRP Government.
That was a real Coalition
Government. The Coalition
Government controlled 5 seats to
Labour's 4 seats.
In 1993, Labour won 4 seats
and PAM won 4 seats. The lone
successful NRP candidate joined
with PAM and again gave the
government to PAM. Thus was
born a Coalition Government. The
Hon. Patrice Nisbett did not give
the government to the Labour
Party in 2010. The Hon. Joseph
Parry gave the government to
PAM when hejoined with PAM in
1993. PAM was able to control 5
seats while Labour was able to
control 4 seats only.
The Hon. Patrice Nisbett did
not give the Labour Party the
Government. The Labour Party
had the government before the
Hon. Patrice Nisbett decided to
cross the floor of the House and
take up the position of Attorney
Instances of legislators
crossing the floor of the House can
be found in several other
Caribbean Islands. Crossing the
floor is not a unique or unusual
occurrence in Caribbean politics.

Whenever it happens in other
islands, that a politician crosses
the floor of the House, we do not
hear the foolishness of "Coalition
Government" that we are hearing
from the lips of certain people in
St. Kitts-Nevis.
The trouble with the CCM/
NRP Coalition is that the group is
still reeling from the shock of
Labour's 4-consecutive term
victory. The CCM/PAM Coalition
wants to give to the rest of
CARICOM the false impression
that, although the Labour Party
beat PAM at the January 25th
General Elections, Labour did not
win outright and therefore had to
depend upon the NRP to make the
victory conclusive.
Another issue which is being
raised by the CCM/PAM Coalition
members as a result of the fallout
from the Labour Party's victory on
January 25, is this: Whether the
Hon. Patrice Nisbett his improved
his personal political fortunes and
whether the island of Nevis stands
to benefit as a result of the position
of the Hon Patrice Nisbett within
the Douglas Cabinet.
Here again the CCM/PAM
Coalition Members are prepared to
ignore their own personal
knowledge and experience of the
treatment that the Nevis partners
of the Coalition sustained at the
hands of the Simmonds
Were the Hon. Simeon Daniel,
the Hon. Ivor Stevens and the
Hon. Uhral Swanston placed in a
position where their own personal
political fortunes could be
improved? None of the three Nevis
Coalition partners was ever made
Deputy Premier or Deputy Prime
Minister of St. Kitts-Nevis. Both
Prime Minister and Deputy Prime
Minister of St. Kitts-Nevis were
members of the PAM Party.
Every now and then some
Nevisian living abroad or residing
in Nevis would complain that our
Independence Constitution places
Nevis at a great disadvantage in
certain respects. The truth is that
our 1983 Constitution was drafted
under the aegis of the PAM/NRP
Government. No one canblame the
Labour Party for the loopholes in
the Constitution. The Constitution
was designed to keep PAM in
power indefinitely with the willing
assistance of the NRP. What
become of the one-time campaign
political slogan "Secession at all
costs?" Is Clause 113 Secession?
As time passes it becomes more
and more difficult for Nevis to
secede from St. Kitts.

The CCM/PAM Coalition
members should first ask
themselves what benefits the 11980
PAM/NRP Coalition brought to
Nevis before asking what benefits
the Hon. Patrice Nisbett will bring
to Nevis by virtue of the fact that
he is appointed to the office of
Attorney General. After all we
ought not to forget that the Hon.
Simeon Daniel was appointed
Minister of Finance in the Federal
Government. What did he do for
Nevis as Minister of Finance?
The NRP joined with PAM in
1980 to form a Coalition
Government. The PAM
Government's treatment of Nevis
was shameful. The record shows
that the CCM refused in 1993 to
form a Coalition Government with
The thinking nowadays is that
had the CCM joined with Labour
in 1993 to form a Coalition
Government the Labour
Administration would have treated
Nevis much better than the island
was treated by the Simmonds
(PAM) Administration.
The refusal of the CCM to join
with Labour in 1993 was not
surprising. You see, the CCM and
its leaders have always been pro-
PAM and anti-Labour. As a result,
the members of the CCM/PAM

Coalition have always found time
to find fault with everything that
Labour does while giving discreet
and diplomatic support to
everything that PAM does.
One leading member of the
CCM/PAM Coalition, who was
involved in the St. Kitts
Commission of Inquiry in a
professional capacity, commented
that the Simmonds Administration
did nothing that was wrong. What
was done was simply "stupid".
The word "stupid" of course,
should be interpreted to mean
"corrupt", "improper" and breach
of the existing "Financial
Instructions and Stores Rules".
The senior members of the
CCM/PAM Coalition have put a
giant spin on the role and function
of Commissions of Inquiry. Those
members have down-graded and
distorted the purpose, value and
significance of a Commission of
Inquiry. They have likened a
Commission of Inquiry unto a
criminal investigation into who
"tief' money, who falsified public
accounts, and who received
government money under false
pretences. That is really not the
purpose for establishing a
Commission of Inquiry.
Another gigantic spin that the
CCM/PAM Coalition members are
propagating is the story that when
the VAT comes into effect in
November 2010, everybody, rich
and poor, old and young, will have
to pay the same price for the same
item or article.
My response to that spin is
that I do not know of any place,
shop or store in St. Kitts and Nevis

where every item or article carries
two prices. That is one price for
rich people and a lower price for
poor people. All retail outlets in St.
Kitts and Nevis, so far as I am
aware carry one set of prices for
all their goods.
Every person in St. Kitts or
Nevis has the right to comment on
the VAT or on any other mater. The
point is that one should not put
an unfavourable or unfortunate
spin on the matter in order to be
able to criticise it. That is less than
fair or honest.
The Hon. Reuben Meade,
Chief Minister of Montserrat, was
interviewed a week or two ago, on
the CMC Channel of our local
Cable TV
I trust that some of our local
opposition politicians were
looking at and listening to the
interviews. The major point made
in the interview is that in any Union
of whatever sort, one must be
prepared to give up a little in order
to gain much more. That is that
there are always certain
disadvantages in any Union, but
the advantages surely outweigh
the disadvantages.
There is no perfect system on
earth. Democracy is not a perfect
system, but it is the best political
system on earth. Millions of
people, the world over, would not
want to trade democracy for any
other political system.


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8 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JULY 09TH 2010

Education for Advancement
(EFA) is pleased to announce the
winner of the EFA Partial-
Scholarship Award, valued at
USS4sil The recipient of this
award is Ms Pearline Matthew who
has since enrolled in the four-year
Bachelors in Business
Administrationprogramme. She is
31 years old, has a 10-year old son
and works at Caribbean Credit
Card Corporation Ltd.
The scholarship was
established to provide assistance
to low-income earners in St Kitts
and Nevis who are interested in
furthering their education. In
particular, citizens of the
Federation who earn a monthly
income of less than EC$3,000 and
also have at least 5 CXC subjects
were eligible to apply for the award
to pursue a Bachelor's degree in
any of the long-distance
programmes offered by Ashworth
College. This needs-based
scholarship is the first of its kind
and will be offered on an annual

Ms Leah Sahely, Local
Representative for Education for
Advancement, stated, "We are
happy to be able to provide this
opportunity to Ms Matthew. We
were aware that she was having
some personal challenges, and we
believe this is one light at the end
of her dark tunnel. We hope that
she takes advantage of this
opportunity and pursues her
studies with diligence and
perseverance. Studying long
distance requires a certain level of
discipline, organisation and
determination to be successful.
We wish her every success in her
studies and look forward to
supporting her throughout her
When Ms Matthew received
the news she said, "Thank you,
thank you, thank you, Leah!
Thank you, oh my God!! I am so
happy. I kept wondering if I will
ever be able to start my degree. I
feel so happy!!! This is a huge
step for me right now, with all that's
going on in my life; this is a huge

positive step in the right direction
for me right now".
When asked why she had
applied for the scholarship award,
Ms Matthew stated that she had
delayed furthering her education
for years, and now her small salary
would not have been able to meet
the monthly tuition commitment
along with her other expenses. Ms
Matthew saw this award as an
opportunity to get her studies
going without the financial strain.
Ms Matthew would like to
extend special thanks to EFA and
Local Representative Leah Sahely
for offering the scholarship and
for affording her the opportunity
to further her education. She also
thanks the Lord for answering her
prayers to guide her in the right
There were 21 applicants for the
scholarship in a competition that
was particularly close. As such,
consideration is being given to
awarding one or two more
scholarships to deserving
applicants from the list.

Education for Advancement Partial

Scholarship Winner

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Okolo Dancers Sharpen

Skill at Prominent College
Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 02, 2010: Two members of the Okolo
Tegremantine Arts Theatre (OTAT) left the Federation on Thursday
Julylst, 2010 to attend a one month summer dance workshop at the
prominent Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, in
Okolo, which is celebrating 37th anniversary this year, decided to
provide additional training to Tomeeka "Kinja" Richards and Alphonso
Henry two of its younger dancers. An official for the group said that
"Okolo is committed to maintaining its high standard of performance
and was pleased to expose its members to the advanced training that
would enhance their skills.
The July 05 to 30 progamme reportedly is very extensive and exciting
with the concept of Caribbean Dance Jamaican Preserving the Past,
Nurturing the Present, Carving the Future. The dancers will be exposed
to a wide selection of techniques which highlight Caribbean Folk, Reggae-
Based Moden, Cuban and Ballet styles.
The Management of the OTAT would like to thank Dr Ken Ballentyne,
Christophe Harbour, Brimstone Hill Society and Mr. Melvin Edwards for
partnering with the organization to ensure that the dancers are given the
best opportunities. This was made even more significant as Okolo strives
to find wholesome activities for our youths while at the same time raise
the level of dance theatre and by extension the entertainment offerings
of St Kitts.

A.D. 2010 '


IN THE MATTER of Section 12 of The
Title by Registration Act Cap. 1 0. 19

IN THE MATTER of an application for a
Natalie Natasha John


TAKE NOTICE that NATALIE NATASHA JOHN of Ravine Chabot, Castries, St. Lucia but
presently residing at 114 Carifesta Village, St. Peter in the Island of St. Christopher in the
Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, has applied to the Registrar of Titles by
presenting a Request for the issue of a First Certificate of Title to all that lot piece or parcel
of land hereditaments and premises being Lot No. 61 of Half Moon Courtyard Housing
Development situate in the Parish of St. Peter in the Island of Saint Christopher bounded
and measuring as follows On or towards the North by a Green Area, 126.00 feet; On or
towards the North-East by a Green Area, 85.00 feet; On or towards the South by Lot No.
60, 136.00 feet; On or towards the South-West by a Development Road, 75.00 feet; and On
or towards the North-West by a Development Road, 14.14 feet, and containing by
admeasurement 11,510 square feet.

Dated the %day of f4of o 2010

............. .. ....
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Solicitors for the Applicants

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6TH 2010 (CUOPM) The Caribbean
Community (CARICOM) has made
significant steps forwards.
St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister
Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, who
celebrates 15 years as a member of the
regional integration movement has been
outlining some of the significant steps
to Caribbean Heads of Government
during his sojourn as a leader of the
"It should never be underestimated,
the privileges we have given to our
Caribbean people and businesses to
venture out into our different Caribbean
islands under the free movement of
people and of capital within the context
of the CSME. It should never be
underestimated, the framework that we
have put in place to ensure that our
interests are best served in external trade
negotiations through the relevant Prime
Ministerial Subcommittee and the
CRNM. It should never be
underestimated, the many benefits that
can be derived from our coordinated
approach to regional health issues of a
global and epidemic nature within the
context of our regional health policy,"
said Prime Minister Douglas.
He celebrated the region's initiatives
through Caribbean Cooperation in
Health, PANCAP and the now
Caribbean Public Health Agency
(CARPHA), at mitigating the effects of
HIV/AIDS and chronic non-
communicable diseases.
"Lastly we must never
underestimate how well we have done
at keeping the University of the West
Indies as the centre of our regions
education strategy. Its expansion into
several spheres, but especially the Open
Campus establishment and the great


Photo: St. Kitts and Nevis Prime
Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L.
Douglas and the members of the
PANCAP Team that he led to
Brazil for talks on HIV/AIDS
Cooperation (Photo by Erasmus

numbers of our Caribbean people that it
continues to educate must be
celebrated," said Prime Minister
Douglas, who has responsibility for
health related issues.
"These are significant achievements
that we have attained together and it's
these outstanding achievements that
give me faith and confidence in our
collective commitment. These
successes are what give me equal faith
that we will rise above the challenges
our countries now face as long as we
continue to work seriously together,"
said Dr. Douglas.
He spoke of the recent moves
towards the OECS Economic Union as
an sterling example of greater
"This great stride made at the sub-
regional level of the Organisation of the
Eastern Caribbean States must be seen
in the context of the wider integration
movement and we should not as the
Caribbean Community hesitate to use
this model as instruction to us in this
integration movement onward and
forward," said Prime Minister Douglas.

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Claim No. SKBHCV201/Oi13 7

In the matter of the Application of MIRABELLE

DORINDA ALLEN-LAPSEY for the issue of a

Certificate of Title to a lot of land at Sandy Point,

in the Island of Saint Christopher


In the matter of Section 12 (1) (a) of the

Certificate of Title by Registration Act Cap. 10.19


For the Certificate of Title and noting thereon caveats for the week ending
Date of Request Persons Presenting Nature of Request
MIRABELLE DORINDA ALLEN- Request for Issue of a First
LAPSEY by her Solicitors DUBLIN COtilcate of Title for all that lot
piece or parcel of land ituate at
Pedro Street Sandy Point in the
Parsh of St. Anne in the Island of
Saint Chrisopher containing by
admeaeurument 1345 quere feet
and is bounded ad measuring as
-- - I O that ti to say:- On or
awards lh North Eat by lands of
Glemeth Willlams, 66.67 feet; On
or towards lhe Sout East by
Pedro Street, 23.72 feet; On or
towards the South Woe by a
Alley, 36.00 and 20.90feet and On
or towards the North West by hands
of Alyn Lewis, 21.56 feet

Dated the X q day of T^ f 2010





CCCU welcomes OECS

Economic Union

financial institution has lauded the recent signing of the Revised Treaty
of Basseterre to establish an OECS Economic Union and is urging
concrete follow-through to establish the required framework for greater
Deputy General Manager of the St. Kitts-based Caribbean
Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU), Mr. Peter Etienne said 400
leaders from 17 member countries of the CCCU gathered last week in St.
Maartenforthe 53rd International Conventionto review progress made,
identify major challenges and define strategies for the ensuing years.
He disclosed that during the 39thAnnual General Meeting on Sunday
27th June, delegates noted the intent of the OECS Member States to
accelerate progress towards an Economic Union and unanimously
approved Resolution 14:
"Whereas the Heads of Government of the Member Territories of the
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have signed the
Revised Treaty of Basseterre, establishing the OECS Economic Union
for the deepening of the integration movement: be it resolved that this
39th Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Confederation of Credit
Unions congratulates the Heads of Government of the OECS on this
signal achievement."
Mr. Etienne said that just under 400 leaders from 17 member countries
welcomed the advent of the OECS Economic Union as a significant step
toward realising the CSME and urged concrete follow-through to

Appointment of General

The Council of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society is
pleased to announce that Mr. Cameron Gill has been offered and has
accepted the position of General Manager of the Society.
Cameron Gill, a native of St. Kitts and Nevis, obtained his secondary
education at the Basseterre High School and the St. Kitts Business
College. He worked at the Treasury Department for eleven years and
also served for a short time in 1997 at the Brimstone Hill Fortress National
Park as a Museum, Gift Shop and Gate Attendant.
In 2003, he graduated with a BA in History with Archaeology from
the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, then returned to the
Federation where he worked for four years as a teacher of History,
Agricultural Science and Caribbean Studies at the Charlestown
Secondary School and Sixth Form College. While in Nevis, he was a
volunteer with the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society.
He returned to UWI Cave Hill in 2007 and graduated two years later
with an MA degree with Distinction in Heritage Studies. In Barbados he
served for three years as an Archaeological Intern with the Barbados
Museum and Historical Society; and worked in the Educational Media
Services Department at the Cave Hill Campus and as a Research Intern
with the Coastal Management Unit, Barbados.
Mr. Gill has been engaged since 1 June 2010 as General Manager
Designate, and will assume full responsibility on 1 September 2010 as
the term of the current interim Consultant General Manager comes to an
1 July 2010

Rotary Blood Drive
The Rotary Club of Liamuiga in association with the Student
Nurses Association, the Human Simulation Lab of the International
University of Nursing (IUON) and the Phlebotomy Lab of the
Joseph N France General Hospital will conduct the first Blood
Drive for the new Rotary Year 2010/11 on Saturday, 10 July 2010
at the Human Simulation Lab on the university campus.
The period during which members of the public can make
donations will be 9.00am to 1.30pm.

establish a tangible framework for
greater co-operation among
member territories not only on
legislative arrangements, central
banking and financial sector
supervision, but also on genuine
free trade and movement of people
and strengthening the Private and

Co-operative Sectors of the sub-
Featured speakers at the
meeting included Chief Executive
Officer of the World Council of
Credit Unions (Wisconsin), Mr.
Pete Crear; Professor of Caribbean
Studies at City University, New

York, Montserrat-born Dr. George
Irish; Governor of the St. Kitts-
based Eastern Caribbean Central
Bank (ECCB), SirK. DwightVenner
and Certified Speaking
Professional, Ms. Becky McCrary
of Greenville, South Carolina.

New Consular Fees in Effect on July

13, 2010
Bridgetown, Barbados, Monday, July 7, 2010 On June 28, 2010, the Department of State published its
Schedule of Fees for Consular Services in the Federal Register. The schedule includes fees for passports,
immigrant visas and other consular services. The changes will take effect on July 13, 15 days after publication
in the Federal Register. The revised fees will cover actual operating expenses for the 301 overseas consular
posts, 23 domestic passport agencies and other centers that provide these consular services to U.S. and
foreign citizens.
The 27 adjusted fees are based on a Cost of Service Study completed by the Bureau of Consular Affairs in
June 2009. The study, which was the most detailed and exhaustive ever conducted by the Department of
State, established the true cost of providing these consular services, which by law must be recovered through
collection of fees.
Under the new fee schedule, passport and other Consular fees are set as follows:

Non-Immigrant Visa Fees*
Nonimmigrant visa application
1. H, L, O, P and R categories
2. EVisas
3. KVisa
4. BCCAdult


Immigrant Visa Fees
IV Application Processing Fee
1. Family-based immigrant visa $355.00
2. Employment-based immigrant visa $355.00
3. Otherimmigrantvisas (SIVs,DVs, etc.) $355.00
IV Security Surcharge $ 45.00
Diversity Visa Lottery surcharge $ 375.00
Domestic review of Affidavit of Support $ 70.00
Determining Returning Resident Status $ 400.00

Passport Fees
Passport Book adult
Passport Book minor
Passport Book Renewal Adult
Additional passport visa pages
Passport Card Adult
Passport Card Child
Consular Report of Birth Abroad
Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship
File Search and Verification ofU.S. Citizenship
Overseas Citizens Services
Disposition/Shipment of Remains
of a non-U.S. Citizen $2(

Documentary Services
Notarials, Certifications of True Copies,
Authentications, provision of
Department of State records

Judicial Services
Processing Letters Rogatory & FSIA
Taking Depositions or Executing Commissions:
1. Scheduling/Arranging Depositions
2. Attending or Taking Depositions

3. Swearing in Witnesses

4. Supervising Telephone Depositions

5. Providing Seal and Certification

Administrative Services
Consular Time Charges (per hour)

$ 85.00**
$75.00 $110.00
$ 82.00
$ 45.00**
$ 35.00**
$ 65.00
$ 450.00
$ 60.00


$ 150.00

$ 74.00
$ 88.00

$ 105.00**
$ 55.00**
$ 40.00**
$ 100.00
$ 150.00




$ 212.00**



5.00 + expenses $200.00 + expenses $404.00+ expenses

$ 30.00 (first),
20.00 (addt'l)


$ 265.00/hr +
$ 265.00/hr
$ 265.00/hr +




$ 309.00/hr +
$231.00/hr +




$ 624.00/hr+
$ 467.00/hr+
$ 467.00/hr+


*New NIV fees were instituted June 4,2010.
**This includes a $25 Execution fee not retained by Department of State.

The Labour Spokesman

The Labour Spokesman


PM Douglas celebrates

15 years as Prime


Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas ( ,inl takes the Oath of Office as Prime
Minister for a fourth consecutive time on January 26th 2010. The
oath is administered by Resident Judge, His Lordship Mr. Justice
Frances Belle at Government House. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas on Sunday celebrated
the 15th Anniversary of his appointment as the Second Prime
Minister of the twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. He
was appointed Prime Minister on July 4th 1995. The St. Kitts-
Nevis Labour Party also celebrates 15 years in government.
"I have had the distinct honour of being a member of this forum
for the last fifteen years. In fact today makes it exactly 15 years
since I have been Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis and my
party's victory of January 25, 2010 marked the start of the 4th
Consecutive time of my Prime Ministership and the St. Kitts and
Nevis Labour Government," said Dr. Douglas at the opening
ceremony of the 31st Meeting of the Heads of Government of
the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Montego Bay, Jamaica
on Sunday.
He told hundreds of invited guests including Governor General,
the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen, Host and
Chairman of CARICOM, Jamaica's Prime Minister Hon. Bruce
Golding and colleague Heads that over the 15 years as a member
of the CARICOM Heads of Government, he has "experienced
some of our greatest challenges, but I have seen very significant
achievements in response to these challenges."
"Conferring, planning, and working with you on matters of
import to our region has always been a source of great collaborative
energy and productivity. As a result, these Heads of Government
meetings have always represented highly valued opportunities for
shared insights and analyses," said Prime Minister Douglas, who
expressed gratitude to the people of St. Kitts & Nevis, who on
January 25th of this year, "very warmly arranged for my now 15-
year collaboration with you, as CARICOM Heads of Government,
to continue."
Prime Minister Douglas also welcomed new colleagues
attending the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting since
the last session.
"The people ofAnguilla, Montserrat, Trinidad & Tobago and
Suriname have been to the polls as well, and so I take this
opportunity to once again to express, on behalf of the Government
and people of St. Kitts and Nevis, and also on my own behalf,
sincere congratulations and best wishes to the Honorable Reuben
Meade (Montserrat), Honourable Hubert Hughes (Anguilla), and
the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and
Tobago. I know that we all wish you, your Governments, and the
people you now lead, the very best," said Dr. Douglas, who is
also the most senior Head of Government of the Caribbean
Denzil Llewellyn Douglas was born into modest circumstances
in the St. Kitts village of St. Paul's in 1953. The son of a tailor
who was also a part-time checker in the sugar industry during the
harvesting season, Denzil lost his mother very early in life. Despite
that set-back however, he was raised in a loving family with ample

The FND Enterprise Co-operative Credit Union Ltd invited applications from suitable qualified
Candidates to fill the position of Operations Manager.

Required Qualifications:
* University/College Degree in Business, Finance or Banking, with at least five (5) years previous
experience in a supervisory position in a Credit Union or Financial Institution
* Excellent communication and leadership skills
* Knowledge of financial services and products
* Computer literate

Duties will include:
* Responsible for the professional and efficient delivery of all products and services to Members
* Ensuring that all data processed is accurate and is verified and balanced on a daily basis
* Organizes, plans, directs, and controls all Operations functions including: check processing, purchasing,
facilities, records and security
* Develops and recommends policies, procedures, and training to ensure efficient and effective operations
planning. Supervises and appraises the activities of subordinate staff.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications ini writing should be submitted no later than TJuly 22, 2010 to

General Manager
FND Enterprise Co-operative Credit Union Ltd.
Bladen Commercial Development
P.O. Box 507
St Kitts

Only applications meeting the stated qualifications will be acknowledged.

books and a great respect for
A gifted student, Denzil
Douglas excelled in elementary
and secondary school and
attended the University of the
West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill
Campus, Barbados on a
scholarship. After earning a BSc
with honors in Biochemistry in
1977, he went onto medical school
at the UWI Mona Campus,
Jamaica. Following his internship
at the Port of Spain General
Hospital in Trinidad, Dr. Douglas
opened a private family medicine
practice in Basseterre, Old Road
and in St. Paul's, St. Kitts in 1986.
Before the decade was out, he was
elected President of the St. Kitts-
Nevis Medical Association.
As a young professional, Dr.
Denzil Douglas understood that
politics was the way to bring
about change for the people of St.
Kitts and Nevis and that the St.
Kitts- Nevis Labour Party was the
Party of the ordinary working
people. Despite his success, Dr.
Douglas has never forgotten
where he comes from or the people
who are the backbone and
strength of the twin-island
In 1979, he became the first
Young Labour representative to sit
as a full member of the St. Kitts-
Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP)
National Executive. In 1987 he was
elected Deputy Chairman of the St.
Kitts-Nevis Labour Party.
Following the General Elections in
1989, he was elected Member of
Parliament for St. Christopher # 6
and appointed Leader of Her

Majesty's Loyal Opposition. In
that same year he was elected
National Political Leader of the St.
Kitts- Nevis Labour Party, a post
he still holds having been re-
elected every year at the Party's
National Conference.
Between 1989 and 1995, he re-
organized and re-energized the
Labour Party into the formidable
democratic movement that he led
to power in 1995. Appointed Prime
Minister, he again won the
confidence and support of the
voters in general elections in
January 2010 for an
unprecedented fourth consecutive
Dr. Douglas was reappointed
Prime Minister also having won
general elections in 2000 and 2004.
In addition to his responsibilities
as Prime Minister, Dr. Douglas
holds the Ministerial portfolios of
Finance and Sustainable
One of the Caribbean region's
senior statesmen, Dr. Douglas
assumed for the second time, the
Chairmanship of the Heads of
Government of the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM) in July
2006 and has for some time been
CARICOM's spokesman on HIV/
AIDS, other related health matters
and Human Resource
Development. He also plays an
active leadership role in many
regional and international
organizations including the
Organization of Eastern Caribbean
States, Eastern Caribbean Central
Bank, Caribbean Development
Bank, Association of Caribbean
States, Organization of American

States, International Monetary
Fund, World Bank,
Commonwealth, United Nations,
and Small States Forum of the
World Bank.
For his outstanding leadership
and his tireless efforts to improve
the quality of life for all Caribbean
peoples, Dr. Denzil Douglas has
received many honors and
accolades including the Gandhi-
King-Ikeda Peace Award, the
Order of the Brilliant Star with
Special Grand Cordon from the
Republic of China on Taiwan, and
the Order of the Liberator (First
Class) from the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela. His
contributions in the field of HIV/
AIDS have been recognized by US
President George W. Bush, former
US President Bill Clinton, and New
York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg. His regional
leadership role was lauded by the
United States Congressional Black
Caucus and the American
Foundation of the University of the
West Indies presented him with its
Legacy Award.
In January 2007, Prime Minister
Douglas was the recipient of the
Global Award at the 15th Annual
Trumpet Awards at the Bellagio,
Las Vegas, Nevada.
In January 2010 he was
nominated as the Alumnus of the
month on the occasion of his re-
election on January 25th 2010 as
Prime Minister for a historic fourth
consecutive term and in
recognition of his contribution to
the social and economic
development of St. Kitts and


12 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JULY 09TH 2010

Splishy Splash Highlighted In

Basseterre ValleyAquifer Walk

1Is '
Students & Teacher leave Kim Collins Highway

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 05, 2010 (SKNIS): Onthe last
two days of June, 75 students and 13 teachers from fourteen
primary schools in St. Kitts, trekked through a section of
terrain above the Basseterre Valley Aquifer which features
a partially renovated sugar mill and Ponds #5 Well.
The nature walk was dubbed "Sightseeing with Splishy
Splash" Splishy Splashbeing the mascot for the Basseterre
Valley Aquifer Project and a caricature of a droplet of water
from the mentioned aquifer. Under the auspices of Splishy
Splash, the students and teachers arrived at tents set up
beside the Kim Collins Highway and had a brief orientation
including an explanation of what is an aquifer. When
prompted, students pointed out the hills in the area and
correctly answered that the area between these hills was
called a valley. The link between the watershed created by
the surrounding hills and its role of supplying water to the

aquifer was then
The tour groups then
walked to the sugar mill
which was built during the
era when "Sugar was
King." A presentation on
the history of the mill was
given by Constance
Richardson of the Media
Unit of the Ministry of
Education. She explained
that the sugar mill was
constructed over the period
of 1685 to 1687 and was 55
feet high. The connection
with water was drawnby the
fact that next to the mill
several cisterns and
troughs were built. Ms.
Richardson then provided
some very important water
conservation tips.
After another brief trek,

the students and teachers arrived at Ponds #5 Well where
Dennison Paul an engineer at the Water Services Department
explained that a drill rig first has to be used to drill down to
the water. He created a visual image for the children by
explaining that the pipe used for the drill rig is as thick as a
lamp post and about three times its height. Once the water
is met, it is pumped up to the surface of the ground and then

(cont'd on page 15)

Teacher signs to students under Sugar Mill

Dennison Paul has the full attention of the children

Students considering Carambola


Sandy Point High to be

named in honour of the

Hon. Charles E.
2010 (CUOPM) The Sandy Point High
School is to be named after one of the
Federation's outstanding educators and
The Ministry of Education has
disclosed that the Cabinet at its meeting on
31st May, 2010, reaffirmed a previous
decision that the Sandy Point High School
be renamed in honour of the late Hon.
Charles E. Mills, CMG JP.
Mr. Mills was a former teacher,
Education Officer and Chief Education
Officer. He was first elected to the St. Kitts-


St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring

Network tags their first nesting

green sea turtle on Keys Beach

(cont'd on page 15)

Photo of the late Hon. ( ho, 1,. E. Mills

F oniing ljvenill r'p n sn tyurtt In Wtiahoms 8ar, St Kitt. As adu ti, Crifien .a TU ris cln "wei
upto500 ponds.
The 4 kilometer section of beach stretching from Cayon to Keys serves as the primary
nesting area on St. Kitts for critically endangered leatherback sea turtles, with North Friars
being a close second. Forty individual leatherback females have nested on Cayon to Keys
during this 2010 leatherback nesting season resulting in the deposition of over 100 nests.
Around 10 pm on Saturday July 3rd while SKSTMN Leatherback Project staff were
conducting leatherback night patrols, they witnessed a rare event for St. Kitts, a female
green sea turtle nesting on Cayon to Keys. Two green nests have been recorded on this
beach this year, but the female had not been witnessed or tagged. This turtle is the first
nesting green female tagged on a nesting beach in St. Kitts. The only other adult green sea

One of the new blocks of the Sandy Point High School (Photo by Erasmus Williams)


The Labour Spokesman

(cont'd on page 14)


Culturama time again; official

activities launched

The Labour Spokesman


Nevis culture on display during Culturama (file photo)
Nevis' culture on display during Culturama (file photo)

06, 2010) The celebration of
Nevis' heritage is an annual 14 day
event which Minister of Culture in
the Nevis Island Administration
(NIA) Hon. Hensley Daniel said,
provided a unique opportunity to
showcase the island's music, song
and dance.
The Minister, who was at the time
delivering remarks at a Press
Conference on Friday to launch the
official calendar of Culturama 2010,
told local media that the display of
culture from July 22nd to August 3rd
should be considered the zenith of
those performances during the year.
He said the task of the Ministry
of Culture was to ensure that the
island's heritage was developed and
presented with a quality that
appealed to Nevisians and visitors
"We take our responsibility
seriously with regard to the
development of the performing arts.

While I say that, we are at the
moment constructing a
Performing Arts Centre in Nevis
and that is to be finished by
December of this year so that
next Culturama, some of the
performances will be held at the
Performing Arts Centre. All of
that ties in with ensuring that we
pay close attention to culture
because the value of culture is
great," he said.
Meantime, the Culture
Minister said the time had come
for Nevisians to pay closer
attention to the economical
value of Culturama and its impact
on the economy.
He noted that assistance had
been sought from the Ministry
of Finance to help identify the
increase in expenditure and the
increase in consumption on the
"I have not yet been able to
see the impact of Culturama on



the economy but certainly it has
had a tremendous impact on the
economy in Nevis and if what I
see before me is some 14 days of
action, we are going to see
increased levels of sale.
"That is where I think our
commitment to Culturama ought
to point. All of the stores in Nevis
are going to report increase sales
as people prepare for these 14
events because I think if I were to
go to all 14 and I see the same
people, they will have 14 different
outfits and those outfits will be
procured here in Nevis or
elsewhere. If they buy them in
Nevis they pay the price, if they
import them we get the Customs
Duty and all the other import
duties. So when we come to
Culturama it is a time for us to bear
in mind that this is also an
economic activity," he said.
Mr. Daniel also pointed to the
social impact Culturama had on

I,' J

Minister responsible for Culture on Nevis Hon. Hensley Daniel (r)
with of Chairman of Culturama 2010 Mr. Halsted "Sooty" Byron at

the Press Conference
the people of Nevis and spoke to
the importance of leisure time for
the island, a matter which should
not be treated lightly.
"On the other side there is
entertainment and enjoyment. We
cannot have a country that runs
365days of the year without
pausing and enjoying some
fun... We are going to get a chance
to socialise, to interact with each
other, to cool down the tensions
brought about by the stresses and
strains of life on a daily basis and
we are going to get a chance to be
able to talk to each other, buy a
drink for each other and socialise
with each other. So that cannot be
treated lightly," he said.
In countries where there is no
such thing, you have increased
incidence of crime and violence. I
think we all know there are people
who travel from New York to several
places around the world, simply for
entertainment and enjoyment or for
a break. In that context I am going
to welcome Nevisians and Kittitians
and everyone else who will join us
for Culturama. That too adds value
because when you come you
spend additional money," he said.
Culturama 2010 will be
celebrated under the theme
"Culturama 2K10! A Unique
Cultural Blend!" Though a number
of fringe activities will come ahead
of the official calendar of events,
the first major event will take place
on July 22 when the official Launch
of Culturama will take place coupled
with the Junior Kaiso Contest.
On July 23rd, the Culturama


"King of De Jungle" Band Clash
which will feature TAXIK Band
with Claudette Peters and a Local
DJ Competition will take place.
On Saturday July 24th will be
the TDC Senior Kaiso Semi-Finals
Contest and the HOPE Nevis Kids
Slated for Sunday July 25th will
be the first ever Miss Culture
Swimwear Contest which will be
followed by the celebrated Ms.
Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant
two days later on July 27th.
On July 28th will be a
production from the RHYTHMZ
Dance Theatre and on July 29th
will be the Mr. and Ms. Talented
Youth Pageant. On July 30 will be
a Fruit Festival by the Department
o Agriculture and the International
Night of the Stars hosted by Oualie
Masonry Products Ltd.
July 31st will be reserved for
the all day Culturama Cultural
Food Fair followed by the TDC
Senior Kaiso Finals and the Ultra
Sonic Band's Super Sexy Dance.
The following day August 1st,
will be the Culturama Drag Races
followed by the coveted Ms.
Culture Queen Pageant. On
August 2nd will be the
Emancipation J'ouvert Jump Up,
the Culturama Horse Races and
the J'ouvert Cool Down at
Pinney's Beach.
Tuesday August 3rd will see
the Cultural Street Parade and Last
Lap and August 17th will bring the
curtains down on Culturama 2010
with the Culturama 2010 Prize
Giving Ceremony.

Revellers enjoy J'ouvert (file photo)

Sandy Point High
re-named Charles
E. Mills High
(cont'd from page 13)

Nevis-Anguilla House of
Assembly in 1975 as the St. Kitts-
Nevis Labour Party Parliamentary
Representative for the Electoral
District of St. Christopher 5, at the
time stretching from Sandy Point
to Dieppe Bay.
He was re-elected for the same
district in the election of 1980 and
for St. Christopher 6, (Newton
Ground to Harris') in 1984

following electoral reform.
During 1975 to 1980, the Hon.
Charles Mills served as Minister
of Communications, Works and
Public Utilities and as Minister of
Finance in St. Kitts-Nevis Labour
Party Administrations headed by
three past Premiers.
In 1984, the Hon. Charles E.
Mills was appointed Leader of Her
Majesty's Loyal Opposition, a
position he held until 1989 when
he retired from active politics.
The Ceremony for the
Renaming of the Sandy Point High
School will be held later this year
during the month of September.



The Mirn(

Why such a topic? You ask. First the background story One
evening during the recent load shedding upsetting experience, I
was forced to be sitting in a sweltering room with no electricity to
operate a fan, no television service, neither was it considered safe
to sit on my veranda in the darkness to catch some breeze. I
would go no further for I am certain you get the picture.
As I sat there, I wondered how students are getting through
their homework. What is the average person thinking, but more to
the point what are the bad boys think, plotting or planning? In
these perilous times, I believe that such disturbing questions are in
What is the basic function of the mind anyway? Mind is an
English translation of various Hebrew and Greek words used to
describe the human capacity for thinking, judgment and intention.
In the bible "heart" is often used as an equivalent of "mind"
(Is 65:17). The heart however, was seen as the seat of human
emotion, intellect and will. It stands to reason why Proverbs 23:7
says in part. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he ....."
Mind is the reasoning facility of an individual's memory and
intention hence it is the faculties of perception, remembrance,
feelings, desire, imagination and purpose. Scripture describes the
unregenerate mind as (a) alienated (Ez 23:17-22); (b) despiteful
(Ezek 36:5); (c) reprobate (Rom 1:28); (d) Hostile (Col 1:21); (e)
blinded (2 Cor3:14); (f) defiled (Titus 1:15).
Therein lies the dangers of mental disturbance, spiritual
disturbance, worry, doubt and disunity to name only a few. It is
against that background why such a topic came to mind in the
first place and is being discussed today. Thanks forjoining me,

St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring

Network tags green
(cont'd from page 12)

turtle tagged in St. Kitts was a turtle that was captured illegally for
rendering and subsequently released through the efforts of the SKSTMN,
the St. Kitts Fisheries Department, officers from the St. Paul's Police
Station, and concerned citizens last year.
For the nesting female encountered Saturday night, the SKSTMN
carefully recorded the number of eggs laid (86), took measurements of
the turtle (curved carapace length of 106 cm and curved carapace width
of 94 cm) and placed metal Inconel flipper tags on each of her front
flippers, WH 841 on the left and WH 846 on the right. These tag numbers
are recorded and shared throughout the region. If this or any other sea
turtle is tagged on our beaches or in our waters and travels to another
country, they can be easily identified and reported. The eggs laid will
hatch 60 days following deposition.
The observation of a green sea turtle nesting in St. Kitts is very rare
indeed, as the island barely supports 10 reported nesting events for this
turtle species each year.
Green sea turtles are classified globally as Endangered because
scientists have determined that their populations have been reduced by
more than 50% over the last century. Only 1 in 1,000 green sea turtle
hatchlings will survive to adulthood, and the females that survive will
not return to nest on our shores until they are 20 to 40 years of age. In
addition, green sea turtles feed on seagrass and algae they are
"keystone species" in the marine environment, carefully maintaining grass
beds, which serve to protect our coastlines from erosion and provide
nursery habitat for many fish and invertebrates.
For more information on sea turtles, ongoing conservation efforts
focused on sea turtles, and regulations regarding them in St. Kitts please
Please report any sea turtle sightings, nesting events, etc to the Sea
Turtle Hotline at 764-6664.

The Labour Spokesman


We are all familiar with the
truism: Sow a thought, reap an
act. Sow an act reap a habit.
Sow a habit reap a destiny.
A hymn-writer picks up the
strain and immortalizes the
following. "Son-flowers and
flowers will blossom around
you where ever you go; so
weeds and of weeds reap the
harvest, you'll reap what so
ever you sow;
Sow blessings and blessings
will ripen; sow hatred and
hatred will grow; sow mercy,
and reap sweet compassion.
You'll reap what so-ever you
Sow love, and its sweetness
uprising shall fill all our hearts
with its glow; sow hope, and
receive its fruition; you'll reap
what so ever you sow;
It was the late Dwight L.
Moody the renowned evangelist
who once said: "If a bushel is
not filled with wheat the devil
would fill it with chaff;"
Metaphorically speaking. Since
we have already established
that a person's mind is like a
workshop or factory if you will,
one has to be careful about
one's thought process.
The rising tide of crime and
violence within our Federation
is a headache to all the citizens
and not just our brave law
enforcement officers.
Sociologists, criminologists and
law-abiding citizens alike are
outraged, worried and

Splishy Splash Highlighted

In Basseterre ValleyAquifer
(cont'd from page 12)
stored in a reservoir.
He also explained that there are three sources of water in St. Kitts that
becomes potable (drinking) water. These are underground sources such
as aquifers, above the ground sources such as spring water, and sea-
based sources such as the water that is desalinated by the St. Kitts
Marriott Resort. Engineer Paul also explained that chlorine is added to
the water at Ponds #5 Well for the protection of consumers and that a
generator is on site to continue pumping water, in the event of an
electricity outage.
The children were quite excited about the experience. Several shared
that they learnt about the height of the sugar mill, who constructed it and
when it functioned. One student noted that it was important to leave
such structures intact for future generations. Still another said she now
appreciated why it was important to conserve water and now knows how
it is sent throughout St. Kitts.
SKNIS Information Officer Alecia Daniel-Blake, who assisted the
Basseterre Valley Aquifer Project with public awareness activities, noted
that Tuesday, June 29 and 30 were actually the last two days of the
project's existence. It was felt that educating children about the aquifer
was so important that it was still necessary to carry it out.
"The objectives of "Sightseeing with Splishy Splash" were mostly
achieved," Mrs. Blake enthused. "First, the children found out the
definition of an aquifer and the location of the Basseterre Valley Aquifer
itself. Second, they gained a greater appreciation for the importance of
water and its conservation. Third, they received information on the
sugar mill and its status in the history of St. Kitts and Nevis. And we
would not be able to determine the final objective until several years
from now, and that is; the instilling of a sense of pride in the area that will

encourage the children to feel the
need to preserve it for future
generations. We take the
opportunity to thank the Water
Services Department, its Manager
Cromwell Williams and all of the
presenters including Constance
Richardson. Advice was sought
from Hazel Brookes and Kate
Orchard while donations were
received from the Taiwanese
Agricultural Mission, St. Kitts
Bottling Company and Island
Purified Water. We would also like
to acknowledge the St. Kitts-Nevis
Defence Force for accompanying
the groups and the UNESCO Small
Islands Voice for the use of its
Display Board which featured
SKNIS Photo 1: Dennison
Paul, Water Services Engineer
(pointing skywards) explains how
water is taken from the Aquifer to
a group of students
SKNIS Photo 2: Children and
teacher leave Kim Collins Highway
and trek over the Basseterre Valley
SKNIS Photo 3: Teacher in
back signing to students of the
Cotton-Thomas Comprehensive
School during Sugar Mill


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concerned. Why? Is the million dollar question.

Petrarch was so right when he said: "Five great enemies to
peace inhabit within us avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride.
If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy
perpetual peace.
There seems to be so much anger, bitterness and hatred
exhibited in society these days, such that envy and its attendant
evils steal contentment from the heart and by extension is proving
to be one of the great enemies of inner peace.
Festering bitterness searches for and usually finds ways to
explode. Tell me, have you ever spent time around someone who
is eaten up with the cancer of hate and revenge someone who
is nursing an attitude of resentment? It is a tragic thing to watch.
Such a person is like a ticking/walking time bomb. We need lots
of love, tolerance, self-control and reversal of attitudes more than
anything else these days.

The Apostle Paul has set out in Philippians 4:8 the right things
to be cultivated in our minds, given that the mind plays such a vial
role in our lives.
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things
are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise
THINK on these things.
In a nutshell what the verse is advocating could be put this
way. We should cultivate a high regard for truth and to
becomingness in our behaviour. Whatsoever things are just and
pure without the impurity or mixture of sin should occupy our
If there be any virtue think of these things imitate them in
what is truly excellent: Virtue has its praise. Paul used himself as
a role model when he said "Those things which you have learned,
and received, and heard any seen in me, do. He could propose
himself as well as his doctrine to the readers and listeners imitation.
It gives a great force to what we say to others when we can
appeal to what they have seen in us. That is a great message to
all of us as adults.
May God help us to set the right example for
youngsters to think about!

The C.A.R.E. Initiative


The Labour Spokesman


Following a well received inaugural public forum three weeks ago,
The CARE Initiative will continue its efforts to promote reasoned and
fair public debate on national issues with a panel discussion on the
subject of TAXATION.
This topic logically follows that of our first forum which was 'The
Economy Fiscal and Developmental Issues' and is of particular
relevance at a time when Government is in the process of restructuring
its tax system with the impending abolition of a number taxes, the
introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) and other measures; and when
the Federation is faced with significant debt and other challenges.
The issue also provides an opportunity for the public to weigh in on
these issues and offer perspectives and suggestions which could add
to the debate as well as provide guidance to relevant decision makers on
the way forward.
The public is invited to the second public forum being organized by
The CARE Initiative
Subject: TAXATION VAT and What?
Time & Date: Eight o'clock on the evening of Monday July 12,
Venue: Methodist Church Hall (formerly Basseterre Boys School)
Victoria Road, Basseterre




St. Kitts, July 6, 2010: Inter
Caribbean travel has received a
welcome boost as British Airways
(BA) has strengthened its regional
network with the benefit of
improved connectivity between
several islands.
Most BA flights from London
to the Caribbean are now also
offering onward travel from their
primary arrival destination to other
islands close by.
The twice-weekly flights to St.
Kitts are routed via Antigua on
their way from and to London
Gatwick. Additionally services via
Antigua also operate to Tobago
once per week, and twice weekly
to and from Punta Cana in the
For instance, BA offers weekly
return services from the Bahamas

to the Cayman Islands and
Providenciales in the Turks &
Caicos Islands, five times a week
to St. Lucia, with continuing
services to Trinidad, while flights
from London Gatwick to Barbados
continue to Grenada twice weekly
and once per week to Tobago.
Diane Corrie, Commercial
Manager Caribbean for BA, noted
that the airline's expanded
Caribbean flight schedule,
"supports inter regional tourism
and facilitates business and
student exchanges."
She said that the schedule
promotes "closer collaboration
within the Caribbean Community
including the development ofjoint
ventures and companies
expansion and easier access to the
various campuses of the
University of the West Indies."
The development of BA's
inter-regional routes is also
proving popular for visitors from
the UK. Pointing to the
traditionally robust traffic between
England and nearby European
cities, Mrs. Corrie said "tourists
from London to the Caribbean

Have Faith

The panel will feature persons
professionally familiar with the
workings of the tax system in St.
Kitts-Nevis, representatives from
the Ministry of Finance, the
business sector, tax professionals
and the youth of the country.
The goal of The CARE
Initiative (Country Advancement
through Responsible Expression)
is to create an environment for
positive change in the social,
economic, political and cultural
development of the country
through facilitating sound,
reasoned and fair public debate on
national issues.
For more information about the
forum on TAXATION or the
organizers, please contact The
CARE Initiative at

typically spend 2-3 weeks in
the region and they quite enjoy the
ability to see multiple islands that
our expanded schedules offer."
British Airways last week
launched a "world wide sale", valid
from July 1-20, 2010 fortravel from
London to the Caribbean,
September 7 through March 31,
The sale, which covers a wide
range of options including air only
or air and hotel packages, offers
airfares as low as 569 and air plus
7-night hotel packages from as low
as 809 p.p. from London to St.
The "world wide sale" comes
on the heels of a successful
promotion to the Caribbean
concluded on June 30,2010, which
offered special BA fares and great
value package holidays in
partnership with hotels across 14
different Caribbean destinations
and included "value" properties as
well as 3, 4 and 5 star properties.
British Airways flies twice
weekly from London Gatwick to St

U.S. Embassy helping to build agribusiness
initiative for St. Kitts youth
The United States Agency for which is being implemented in cooperation with the Partners of the
International Development, Americas organization.
USAID is helping young Kittitians To further the aims of the initiative, the Basseterre High School (BHS)
to get that winning feeling, is cooperating with CAP by working to ensure that CAP's "A Ganar"
Through its youth workforce participants can return to school to complete their formal education.
development project "A Ganar", The school also plans to incorporate the "A Ganar" program into
which means "to win" or "to earn" their curriculum by designing a comprehensive vocational and academic
in Spanish, the agency is helping program for the "A Ganar" participants.
to develop an exciting The Embassy is contributing building supplies to CAP for the
agribusiness initiative by the construction of facilities at their farm, as well as providing food
Community Achievers Project. preparation and processing equipment.
CAP, which is a local non- The Embassy is also providing supplies for the Basseterre High
governmental organization School which will be used by students in their Vocational Training
founded and led by Ms. Victoria Department.
Baucom, helps young Kittitians These supplies will enable BHS to better equip and expand their
learn agriculture-based skills, vocational training facilities for young people learning practical skills
including food processing and that will enable them to enter the job market.
marketing. "A Ganar" ("to win" or "to earn" in Spanish) is also being implemented
CAP is one of three St. Kitts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and is part of USAID's OECS-wide
partners in USAID's "A Ganar", youth development program.

Written by Floy Hensley
Faith: "Faith is the evidence of things
not seen" Hebrews 11:1
I am the Lord your peace (JEHOVAH-SHALOM) For unto us a child
is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his
shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty
God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of peace. (Isaiah 9:6) Peace I
leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give
I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)
Greetings once more to all my wonderful readers through out the
Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, the Caribbean islands, International
circles and those of you connecting on the World Wide Web.
I do not take this opportunity likely but use this as an evangelism
tool to spread the gospel of the kingdom of God throughout this printed
media. It's all about having faith and trusting and believing in God for
the impossible but first we have to establish peace in our environment.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to thee also you are called
in one body; and be ye thankful. (Colossians 3:15)
We all have that responsibility to live in peace with all men and to
respect those in authority over us. Are you a peace maker in your work
place, home, community, church, in your marriage, your group, in your
relationship, where ever you maybe leading?
Do you get the same results every time? Something needs to change
to produce another results.
We serve a God of order, principles, laws and one that is the prince of
peace. Are you one who likes peace or causes confusion all the time?
We have to tell the truth at all times and ensure that we live in a
healthy environment for us and our children who are the future
One does not want to know that he is always living with constant
arguments, confusion and issues that go on unsolved all the time and
no ending to that situation.
When you learn to trust in God He would give you that peace of
mind in that situation that you are facing right now. He would bring such
a calmness to your spirit that you need not to worry but to turn it all over
to Him and have faith and see Him turn it all around for His honors and
glory. God is the only one who would bring real peace in your situations
and all those problems that go on unsolved.
Is there anything too hard for the Lord to do for you today? Father
God as we come to you today we are praying for peace in our nation that
all political organizations, groups, families, marriages, communities, work
places, churches, so that we can all realize that real true and genuine
peace only comes from you.
Father God, the time has come for each and every one of us to put
away our pettiness, bitterness, resentment and dislike against each other
and learn to work together in peace.
Father in order for peace to come about we have to learn to forgive
each other and move on to make our nation a better place to live for each
and everyone of us. Father God, no one is an island because we all need
each other to survive in this world, each and every joint will supply to
bring forth the required results for the honour and glory that belong to
the true God above.
Father God, save those who do not know you as Lord and Saviour
and allow your peace to be in their lives at all times. Thank you again for
reading and May the peace of God be with you for a very productive and
favoured filled week in the presence of the Lord.

ESTATE, 6.00 P.M.

The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JULY 09TH 2010 S -17

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Part III
On Friday, July 2nd, I had a visitor to my room in the hospital in
morning, who advised me to listen in to the programme "Journey" on
Sugar City Rock. I tuned in immediately and listened and listened as
members of the Gang of Five who claimed that they grassroots oriented,
telling their listeners how they were treated by those in PAM, who were
born with a silver spoon in their mouths
These grassroots candidates of PAM sounded sincere as they stated
that their interest in PAM was to work for the common good of the
grassroots people in PAM and the Federation as a whole. But, dear
reader, could you imagine a poorboy joining the ranks of the Conservative
Party in England and telling the rich and arrogant of this party that they
have joined, mainly to look after the interest of the down-trodden and
dispossessed people of Great Britain?
Or, dear reader, could you imagine an ordinary poor boy joining the
ranks of the Conservative Republican Party of the United States of
America and asking them to change the philosophy of the party, by
looking after the interest of the ordinary working class people of America?
Could this poor grassroots fellow ever succeed in changing the racist,
anti-working class attitude of the Conservative Republicans who possess
no humane feelings for our poor, oppressed and exploited brothers of
the United States and the whole world?
Look how they treated President Obama when he sought to bring
Medicare for the ordinary folks in the country? They are rich; they can
afford, so, as long as they can live, to hell with those who can't afford it.
Their motto is "The rich will live; they will have access to good health. If
the poor grass-roots people do not have the money to obtain good
health, let them die".
Why is PAM affiliated to the Conservative Party in Great Britain, the
Right Wing Republican Party of the United States of America, the
Apartheid Party of South Africa which jailed Nelson Mandela for 27
years, all the Right Wing Parties which are anti black immigration in
Europe and all the Right Wing Parties in Latin America which are
oppressing the native Indians?
Although the colouring of the hierarchy of PAM is different, the
thinking, the philosophy, the makeup are the same. I have been preaching
I have been trying to educate my renders week in, week out, that PAM is
very anti-working class and very anti-grass roots. Anybody with
grassroots connections would not be tolerated. Anybody who is prepared
to question the status-quo will be kicked out. This is a party for the
privileged black people who are ashamed to identify with the grass roots
of the society.
The Gang of Five are out of place. They got too big for their britches.
Those who go against the grain of the party will definitely have to bear
the consequences, so the Gang of Five will have to be exorcised from the
party. The sentence is that the general for the party has threatened three
of the candidates that they would be hounded and bounded in the land
of his birth. The would receive no employment from any of the financiers
of PAM. They would be starved until they are near to death's door.
When they cannot withstand it any more, he would take wings and fly
Imagine what they are doing to three of their own? Suppose they
had won the elections? What would they have done to the supporters
of Labour?
What role would the Gang of Five would have played if they were
Ministers of Government? Would they, with their grassroots philosophy,
have been able to perform ably in their Ministerial posts, or would they
have been like mere puppets with the general say "Do what I say, or
I am very happy that the Gang of Five have discovered that they
were in the wrong church, sitting in the wrong pew, singing out of the
wrong hymn book and singing the wrong song. There is only one
grassroots political organization in the Federation which empowers the
grassroots people and that has been the Labour Party.
All the firms in St. Kitts are benefitting financially from 1995 when
the Labour Government took over the reins of government. They are
reaping huge profits. But they are still anti-Labour for enabling the
grassroots people to excel financially and socially. You cannot be
grassroots and be PAM. There is no room in that party for you.
Perhaps, it is this grassroots ideology which the Gang of Five is
spewing, why they were not invited to the caucus at the Marriott, for
that kind of ideology would clash with the descendants of the founding
family who armed themselves with shoes and socks and stomped up on
the gooseberries which fell from the tree in their yard unto the government
side walk.
Grassroots people is a bad word in the vocabulary of PAM and its
founding members. None of them could ever be the leader of PAM.

Don't you observe the strategy of
PAM? Here is a party which has
contested two General Elections
with Mr. Grant as its leader. Mr.
Grant has lost his elections twice,
like Mr. Blanchette and Mr.
Flemming. Nobody from the
Executive has asked Mr. Grant to
step down for the simple reason
that none of the other seven
candidates are seen as a
replacement for him. None of them
possess the necessary breeding to
catapult them into the leadership
realm of the party.
Mr Blanchette, a poorboy from
East Street, New Town, who was
born of poor parents; who ran up
and down East Street in his bare
feet and tattered clothing? Despite
his educational achievements, is
he a worthy candidate for the
Mr. Roy Flemming, the son of
a pre-1967 founding member of
PAM who lives at Salt Pond Alley
in the ghetto area of Constituency
Number 2; the son of parents who
had to struggle? He was not born
with any silver spoon in his mouth.
What about "pauper-me-neck
a'bruck", Mr. Welsh who ran up
and down the Patsy Allers Playing
Field and the streets of the Village,
playing with poor children like
Ashley Allers and his brothers?
Who really, really came from
grassroots stock, but who, today
is unable to identify with his roots
and, instead, has joined with the
oppressors of his parents to turn
back the hands of the clock of
progress for the vast majority of
grassroots people. Is he a worthy
candidate for the leaders of PAM?
Do tell me, dear reader.
Shawn, if he was a member or a
candidate for any democratically
organized political party with a
progressive constitution, would
have been automatically
catapulted into the leadership of

UWI gets


from PM

JULY 7TH 2010 (CUOPM) -The
University of the West Indies is
getting support from St. Kitts and
Nevis' Prime Minister Hon. Dr.
Denzil L. Douglas.
"If our University of the West
Indies is to be the instrument of
regional development that we
expect it to be, then our students
must be acculturated into
Caribbean Regionalism and the
University must strengthen the
instruments for so doing. These


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must involve internal governance
as well as curriculum development
among others," said Dr. Douglas
in a statement issued at the 31st
CARICOM Heads of Government
Meeting in Jamaica.
Dr. Douglas welcomed the
Report from Vice-Chancellor,
Professor Nigel Harris on the
University of the West Indies
echoed and emphasize one aspect
- the regionalism of the University
of the West Indies and the Vice-
Chancellor's Task Force to analyse
how to strengthen it.
"Geographical separation or
programme development at the
various campuses must not be a
block to regionalism in UWI; and
there is also no need to promote
the impossibility of a single
residential institution. Hence there
is need to find new modalities to

The Prime Minister of
Australia has stepped down from
the Prime Minister's post while he
was in office.
Mind you, dear reader; he was
Prime Minister of his country. It
was brought to the attention of the
country that he was involved in a
scandal. In order to save his party,
he stepped down from being Prime
Minister and leader of the party.
Why is Mr. Grant still holding
on? Five of the eight candidates
who contested the elections with
him are blaming him for the loss of
the 2010 Elections, yet, the powers
that he in PAM, saw it fit to re-
elect him as leader, not at the Party
Convention, but at Marriott where
a few of the bigwigs, minus the
Gang of Five, met and returned him
as leader. What a Party?

Photo: UWI's Nigel Harris
enhance regionalism that would
also involve increased cooperation
between and among institutions of
higher education in the Region,"
said the St. Kitts and Nevis Prime
Minister, a UWI alumnus.
Dr. Douglas said these
modalities of regionalism at the
higher educational levels could
also act as a catalyst for deepening
the regional integration movement.


By: Sotto Voce

The Rt. Hon. Dr. Sir Kennedy Simmonds was a major disappointment
to Kittitians last weekend at his PAM Party's Convention. He was our
first Prime Minister and the man who led PAM for 4 consecutive terms in
government between 1980 and 1993.
In 1995 he failed when trying for his fifth term when PAM lost the
government. The PAMites try to measure him as an equal to our First
National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Sir Robert Bradshaw. But that can't
make. He does not and cannot match up or measure up to Comrade
Comrade Bradshaw was a man of principle. At no time and for no
one, whether friend or foe, would he ever sacrifice his principles on the
altar of convenience. It was well known that he chided colleague Ministers
of Government whenever the need arose.
He held secrets for no one. He was a decent, upstanding, honest,
straightforward man. These were never compromised for political
convenience ever.
It is a matter of shame and disgrace that Dr. Simmonds stooped to the
level he did in order to try resuscitate and rescue the image of a PAM
leader who took his Party and colleagues down a corrupt path.
Dr. Simmonds displayed no class and quality in taking the stance he
did. Kittitians will forever cry shame on the PAM leader for his corrupt
dealings with the journalist/investor over at the Marriott Hotel. Now,
Kittitians are crying shame on Dr. Simmonds for upholding, supporting,
endorsing such crazy and disreputable conduct.
Simmonds says he accepts Grant's explanation. What is the
explanation? That Labour lifted him up and took him over the Marriott?
That Labour told him to accept the offer made and ask for US$1.7 million?
That Labour told him to ask the man to pay the money into an overseas
bank account? Please! Simmonds playing smart or he getting senile?
How come his PAM platform colleague candidates were not aware of
it before hand? Maybe Grant ain't got no shame or any "broughtupsy".
But credit the 5 candidates who were honest, decent and bold enough to

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distance themselves from it.
Neither Grant nor any of them won
their seats.
But in the public eye,
Blanchette, Flemming, Welsh,
Hodge and Williams have
improved their images. The PAM
Party had a chance to do the same.
But they have thrown that away.
And Simmonds' posturing has
sunk the Party's credibility deeper
down than it was before his
Let's face it; Simmonds came
to try help out PAM with damage
control for Grant's mistake. And
rather than giving the issue
statesman-like treatment,
Simmonds opted to play political
petty games with serious
business. His legacy in this
country will suffer for it.
As foundation members of the
Party, Simmonds and Massa
Caines were expected to be healers
of rifts between fellow members.
And not stoke more fuel in the fire.
The Executive of the Party has
said, through its leader, that a PAM
candidate has no status, power,
and influence in the Party. They
are not entitled to attend a Party
Caucus as of right. There is no
system of reporting to the Party
by candidates; especially this
close following a General Election?
PAM's attractiveness as a
Party to the public has struck rock
bottom. Perpetuating Grant's
corrupt dealings has ensured this.
The young people here, who have
all seen his famous video, have

gotten the message that PAM
supports and lifts up corruption
while frowning on honesty,
integrity and decency.
Up to this day, Simmonds is yet
to explain to Kittitians why he fired
his Deputy Prime Minister,
Michael Powell. In fact, Powell still
claims to know the reason for his
sacking. I wonder if what is good
enough for Grant now in
Simmonds' eyes was not good
enough for Powell then. Simmonds
must say.
Contrary to what Simmonds
said at the Convention, the 5
Candidates were not mashing up
the PAM. They were cleaning up
PAM at an appropriate time -just
after losing a General Election. The
5 gentlemen were tying to cremate
the corrupt image of the PAM
leadership in asking Grant to step
down. But people like Simmonds
trying to embalm the corrupt
image. What a shame! What a
disgrace coming from an elder who
should know better.
Then we got the usual drivel
from the PAM leader in his address
at their Convention; Major
sustained attacks on VA.T and on
crime. Maybe his PAM listeners
don't live in the real world. Maybe
they are not conversant with the
truth that all countries, world-wide,
have been adversely affected by
the global economic downturn and
the worst recession to have hit
world economies in the last
Maybe Grant's silver-spoon


riches can lift St. Kitts-Nevis out
of the recession.
If even the great USA has
suffered all its effects, why St.
Kitts-Nevis would not feel the
pinch too? Or he expects his
listeners to believe that the Labour
Party and Dr. Douglas created this
world-wide recession and
economic downturn?
His attack on V.A.T. was
pathetic. What did he offer as an
alternative? Absolutely nothing!
What did he offer as a solution to
our national debt? Absolutely
Then he blamed the
government for crime. He saw no
merit in the government's and
public's perception that it all
begins in our homes. The general
view of our citizens is that more
control and discipline is needed in
our homes if the crime scourge is
to be arrested. Not for Grant.
Maybe is Dr. Douglas and the
Labour Party causing the crime?
He so off-course it's not funny
I thought he would choke
when he said that PAM still
supported integrity in public life
legislation. What a man! It's the
same absence of integrity in public
life that the 5 PAM Candidates are
asking that he steps down for. So
what is he really saying? Which
integrity he really talking about?
You mean he done forget already?
Or he thinks we'll overlook rank
corruption like his friend
Simmonds has done?

"A higher standard is expected from Police

Officers." says Acting Commissioner

By Melissa Amsterdam
Acting Commissioner of Police, Stafford Liburd, has appealed to
members of the Force to carry out their duties with greater professionalism
and responsibility; emphasizing that the public expects a high standard
from them.
He made the call during an interview with this newspaper on
Wednesday, following a press release issued by the Police High Command
about a Police Officer who was fired for discreditablee conduct" and
another report of an Officer who has been remanded in custody at Her
Majesty's Prison in connection with the theft of a gun at the Robert
Llewellyn International Airport.
OnApril 30, 2010, a Police officer on duty at Government Headquarters
reported that two rounds of ammunition were fired at the building, which
caused him to discharge a round from his service revolver in response.
Investigations were carried out, which included a series of ballistic
tests on the service revolver used by the said officer as well as on the
single bullet recovered from the scene. As a result of the investigation,
two disciplinary charges were preferred against the officer concerned,
namely, making a false statement and discreditable conduct.
The Police Officer pleaded guilty to both charges, which resulted in
his dismissal recommendation. His name has not been disclosed by the
Police authorities.
The Police High Command hopes that incidents of this nature will
not recur and wishes to reinforce its zero tolerance on such acts of ill
discipline which are unacceptable in the Police Force.
The Police regret the occurrence of this incident which created an
atmosphere of heightened insecurity in the minds of the public at large
and wishes to assure the residents and citizens of the Federation of its
commitment to maintain discipline within its ranks and peace and security
within all of our communities.
Commenting on the case, the Acting Police Commissioner remarked:
"The news items around several media houses were echoing that
Government Headquarters was under attack. That signifies something
of importance that requires in-depth investigation.

"To hear something like that, it
really was touching the nerve of
all security when the seat of
Parliament, the seat of
Government, was allegedly being
The other incident, he
disclosed, involved a Constable,
Kern Cabey, who was formally
charged for the theft of a fire arm,
from the Fire Station at the Airport
in January of this year.
"These incidents are an
embarrassment to the
organization. However, it signifies
that the Police Force and in
particular the High Command is not
tolerating or accepting any form
of ill-discipline or any criminal
actions or activities by any Police
Officer," the Acting Commissioner
"For this reason," he said, "we
have investigated both matters and
have given the relevant charges.
In the case of Constable Cabey the
matter will reach the High Court,
he is currently refused bail. The
other matter was dealt with due
disciplinary action and the Officer
was dismissed".
It is the Acting
Commissioner's hope that, "the
public will see this as an effort by

the organization to take a strong stand against officers who do not live
up to their expectations".
"By our actions and recommendations it should signify some measure
of hope in the organization in the prevention of crime and disorderly
conduct," Acting Commissioner Liburd stated.
"It is my wish that the public will not in any way give up or fail to
provide us with any information whether it involves a police officer or
any other individual," he added.
In other cases in which police have behaved in an undesirable way
the Acting Commissioner expressed that there were disciplinary actions
measured out to the perpetrators.
He said that it was not the first time that they had charged a member
of the force for any criminal offence. Just two years ago an Officer was
convicted in Criminal Court for robbery in Nevis and sent to prison.
There have been other officers since, who had been prosecuted for
dishonesty. The measures taken now by the High Command are nothing
new he clarified.
When dealing, with officers the Acting Commissioner responded,
by saying the sentences meted out to them is a bit harsher as they are
the ones who should know the law and therefore adhere to it better than
a regular resident or citizen.
"There is a high expectation from the public for police men and women
to do their work honestly and professionally," he said, "and rightly so".
He said that his message to Police Officers and other members of the
public is to "stay away from criminal activity, you will be charged and
convicted if found guilty".

Police Recovered Illegal Firearm
Basseterre, St. Kitts, (Wednesday 7th July 2010). On Tuesday 6th
July 2010 at approximately 10:00 pm while the police were conducting
a routine patrol in the Neverson Street, New Town area they recovered
one (1) .38 revolver.
The illegal firearm was taken into police custody for further
process and analysis. No one was made accountable for the illegal
firearm but investigations are ongoing. This is the 29th illegal firearm
to be removed from the streets for 2010.

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(CUOPM) United Nations Secretary General, His
Excellency Ban Ki-moon has commended States in the
Caribbean region for their commitment to supporting
Haiti, following the devastating earthquake in January
and urged them to continue their engagement there,
saying the country will need consistent assistance from
the international community to recover.
"Your engagement is central to ensuring sustained and
long-term attention to Haiti's needs," Mr. Ban said when he
addressed the 31st meeting of heads of Government of the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) inMontego Bay, Jamaica.

"Recovery will take
many years, and will
require consistent effort
by all Haiti's partners,"
Mr. Ban said, adding that
he was honoured to be
the first Secretary-
General of the United
Nations to address a
CARICOM summit.
Haiti, he said, will
continue to be a priority
of the UN, adding that
elections in November
will be fundamental for
ensuring the country's
democratic future.
Mr. Ban welcomed
the General Assembly's
decision sponsored by

Photo: U N Secretary General His
Excellency Ban Ki-moon.




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threat will require sizeable and sustained
investment," Mr. Ban said.
The Copenhagen conference called
on the international community to
mobilize $30 billion a year between now
and 2012 and $100 billion a year up to
2020 for mitigation and adaptation
actions in developing countries.
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to support the efforts of nations in the
Caribbean region to improve the lives
of their people.
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our agenda, I would like to reiterate the
commitment of the United Nations to
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EURO POWER in 2010!

European; Euro; European Union; the power of European football;
the domination of the European soccer style; whatever you may call it,
European football is doing well!
Whoever wins the coveted World Cup, it will be a win for Europe!
You bet in this recession, the winning team will be a healing balm to its
people and the continent! In fact the developments in South Africa, thus
far is already having therapeutic effects on the economically battered
European community.
The casualties of the 2010 World Cup have been many; the
lamentations have already started; the casualties have been many; the
lamentations have already begun: the acrimonies are already headlined;
the stars turned villains have been many; and the end is still not yet!
The sound of wailing and sighing can be heard across continents! In
less than seventy two years, one side of the world will be in frenzy while
the other side will be in lamentations!
To the disappointment of millions all over the world, the big names,
and the heart-beat teams, are already at home, sent packing in major
upsets or reduced to spectators by superior teams or more athletics
Many old champions have not fared well. England's hope was dashed
once again, when they were sent home (according to their fans)
prematurely; France was eliminated in disgraced a defeat that has the
propensity for disturbing the racial make-up of French professional
football and even trigger a major race relations problems in the French
country and its overseas departments; Brazil was not its entire self and
was out-played by Netherlands in the knock-out stage perhaps, the
legs were just too tired or the weaknesses of Dunga's strategy was
simply exposed; Argentina was bruised by Germany, beatenvery badly,
once they came against a challenging team and; Uruguay fro, the last
American team, gave a good account of themselves, but the Dutch was
simply better and more fortunate on d-day.
Some forecasters using the Tarot cards, indicated that four teams
would advance into the semi-finals Brazil, England, Italy and Argentina.
The prophets of course were wrong the outcomes are so vastly
Well, millions of Caribbean and American people are left with no
emotionally-attached team in the finals.
But the 2010 World Cup has brought good news! It may not be good
for the Americana archipelago, it is indeed good news for the European
Did you ask why? As you read this column, a nervous atmosphere
settled over Europe; a cloud of uncertainty settled over the European
Commission and; a crippling fear is threatening to extending its grip on
the European population. It is triggered by economic, financial and
governance variables, but it reminds one of Polyanov description of
Little Europe in his column.
He noted, Europe seemed to be dozing peacefully as I toured its
capitals in those hot summer days. Ancient walls, seared by the flames
of wars and revolutions, appeared and dropped out of sight in
kaleidoscopic succession. Tourists worn out by the heat lazily wandered
about the streets. Past ages and our own age met in Gothic pinnacles, in
the marble of monuments, in the glass panes of aluminium skyscrapers.
You might think everything was firm and unshakeable in that inert Old

World. But it was all no more than
a deceptive facade. Behind the
affected calm you could sense
concern and agitation. Arguments
went on everywhere, and political
passion ran high.
Yes, as we read, Europe faces
a problem because the problem
with Greece is indeed the European
Union's problem more properly
stated, a global problem.
Greece has rising Government
Debt which to over 100% of GDP
with a budget deficit of 12% of
GDP; its economy is
uncompetitive because rising
wages have not been matched by
rising productivity; it does have
its own currency as a member of
the EU, and there is no possibility
of devaluing the Euro to help
restore competitiveness; and it
must tackle its fiscal deficit with
immediate effect which involves
higher taxes, cuts in public sector
wages and lower government
spending but, when the economy
is facing a fall in output, rising
unemployment and the threat of
deflation, a deflationary fiscal
policy without a corresponding
loosening of monetary policy
could make things worse.
Basically, Germany and France
have had to bailout profligate
Greek taxpayers and inefficient
governments to bring stability to
the Euro and Euro zone.
The nervousness of the global
markets are signalling the likely
possibility of second recession,
despite the increasing heart beats
of the US, China, Canada and Brazil
and a few other economies.
It is not so for the Euro zone
which is in complete control of the
future of the World Cup. At least,
the successes will direct the
households form the daunting
high unemployment and the
prevailing economic and financial
The tournament which is the

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first ever World Cup held outside
Europe to be won by a European
side, will, this time, be won by a
European team with Netherlands
playing Spain in the finals.
By now, in a World Cup known
for its upsets, uncertainties and
surprises, Spain out-played the
seemingly roaring Germans to do
battle with The Netherlands in the
finals. The Spaniards reached the
World Cup final for the first time
after a second-half header from
Carles Puyol secured a narrow
victory over Germany after an
intriguing match in Durban. They
won their fourth straight game 1-0
to earn the rights to play the
Netherlands at Soccer City.
Many analysts believed that
Spain deserved their victory after
controlling huge periods of the
match, even if it was not a vintage
The Euro 2008 champions, who
defeated Germany 1-0 in the final
of that competition, did again in
the semi-finals when it mattered
most. Germany failed because she
adopted too much a defensive
Allow me just to put it in
perspective. The 2010 FIFA World
Cup, the 19th FIFA World Cup, the
premier international association
football tournament, is being held
in South Africa. The winner gets
to reign supreme as World Cup
champions for four years (the 2014
finals will be hosted by Brazil).
The finals tournament saw 736
players representing 32 teams

competing for the World Cup
trophy in games held in ten
stadiums across SouthAfrica. The
qualifying teams were selected
through a qualification process
that began in August 2007. With a
pool of entrants comprising 204 of
the 208 FIFA national teams, the
2010 World Cup shares with the
2008 Summer Olympics the record
for most competing nations in a
sporting event.
The finals, which culminates
on Sunday, 11 July, began on 11
June with the group stage, in
which the 32 qualifying teams
played in round-robin groups of
four teams for points, with the top
two teams in each group
proceeding. These 16 teams
advanced to the knockout stage
which began on 26 June, in which
games level after normal time are
settled using extra time and, if
necessary, a penalty shootout
(including the finals scheduled for
11 July at Soccer City stadium in
Who will hold up the Cup? We
have a lot to look forward to
because the final match will be
between two teams that have never
won the World Cup before (for the
first time since 1978). But
whether it is Spain or
Netherlands, Europe will be on fire
and the people will be celebrating
even the wining country will be in
ecstasy for months.

Well done Europe; May the
better team on the day wins!

Round Nevis Road Bike

Race, By James Weekes

It was another beautiful Saturday afternoon as the Nevis cycle and
triathlon club put on yet another cycling event. The course was a one
loop race around the island for the masters, juniors and elite while the
novices did a shorter route from Oualie to long point roundabout via the
bypass and back.
The race started prompt at 4:00pm. With about 15 riders at the line
the count down began and we were off.
Reggie and I stayed at the back to assess the skills and tactics of the
younger riders for the first half of the race which took us to the summit
at Pond Hill, then the real fight began. Now it was a man's race as we
soon drop young Asim and Trefon.
I checked out at Zion leaving Reggie and the two youngsters behind,
riding solo until maddens estate where Reggie once again made contact.
Then it was all about race tactics between us to try and drop each other.
Reggie would attack and I would pull him back and vice versa. So it all
came down to the final sprint to the line where I out sprinted him by
some 12 seconds.
Asim came in some minutes later to hold 3rd overall and first for the
juniors while Triffon came in seconds behind followered by Shawn Brear
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Fifa to make

refereeing changes
By David Bond
BBC Sport Editor, Johannesburg
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Goal-line technology is back on the agenda after FiJa revealed this
World Cup is set to be the last tournament under the i. ,n,,
refereeing system.
Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke told the BBC that TV replays
showing Frank Lampard scoring a goal against Germany was a "bad
day" for organizers.
And Valcke suggested changes will be made before the 2014 World
"We're talking about a goal not seen by the referee which is why we
are talking about new technology," said Valcke.
Fifa's general secretary also suggested that the use of two extra
referees positioned on the goal-line a system trialled last season in the
Europa League and set to be used in the Champions League this coming
season might be used in future World Cups.
"Let's see if this system will help or whether giving the referee an
additional four eyes will give him the comfort and make duty easier to
perform," added Valcke.
"I would say that it is the final World Cup with the current refereeing
Although Valcke's comments will be interpreted as a change of policy
by Fifa following the International Football Association Board's (Ifab)
decision to reject goal-line technology and other aids for referees in
March, the Fifa general secretary wants the whole approach to refereeing
to be reformed.
"The teams and the players are so strong and so fast. The game is
different and the referees are older than all the players," said Valcke.
"The game is so fast, the ball is flying so quickly, we have to help
them and we have to do something and that's why I say it is the last
World Cup under the current system."
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has repeatedly rejected calls for the
introduction of goal-line technology or TV replays, insisting an element
of human error has always been a part of the game.
Opponents have also pointed to concerns over universality that all
levels of the game should be subjected to the same rules and methods of
But following the Lampard "goal" in England's 4-1 defeatby Germany
and Carlos Tevez's offside strike for Argentina against Mexico in a game
the South American side won 3-1, Blatter performed a U-turn, saying
that it would be a "nonsense" not to reopen the file on technology.
Ifab the game's rule making body which consists of representatives
of the English, Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh FAs as well as four
representatives from Fifa is due to hold a meeting on 21 July where the
issue is expected to be discussed.
But Valcke said it was unlikely serious discussions would be held
until a further meeting scheduled for October.
In March, Ifab heard presentations from two companies pitching to
introduce systems which they say provide definitive proof when the
ball has crossed the line for a goal.
But both the proposals from Cairos Goal-line technology, which uses
a microchip inside a football and magnetic fields around the goal line,
and Hawk-Eye, which uses six television cameras positioned around the
goal, were rejected.
The Cairos system was tested by Fifa in the World Club
Championships in Japan in 2007, but despite their claims that the test
was a success, Ifab again rejected the proposal in March 2008.
It was debated again in 2009 but again turned down.
Both Hawk-Eye and Cairos insist cost is not an issue as they offered

to pay for the installation of the
system in return for a share of
sponsorship rights.
Ifab also turned down the
chance to introduce the system of
two extra referees positioned on
the goal-line in time for the World
Cup in South Africa.
Meanwhile, Sepp Blatter has
dismissed the proposal to award
'penalty goals' in the wake of
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's
handball denying Ghana a goal
and a place in the World Cup semi-
Blatter did say, however, that
any law changes resulting from the
striker's actions would be
discussed at the International FA
Board meeting in October.
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Dutch team

have to find

new hotel


reaching final
Thursday's World Cup
World Cup finalists the
Netherlands have had to book
new accommodation in
Johannesburg because they did
not expect to make it until the last
week of the tournament.
The team had only reserved
rooms in the Sandton Hilton hotel
until 5 July the day before their
semi-final win against Uruguay.
But although they managed to
extend their stay for a week after
they beat Brazil in the quarter-
finals, they have now moved to the
Sunnyside Park hotel ahead of the
final on Sunday.
Nelson Mandela and his family
will decide onthe day of the World
Cup final if the former South
African president will attend the
Although there was debate on
whether he would attend the
opening ceremony because of his
health, plans were cancelled when
his great-granddaughter was
killed in a car crash.
Germany's media are remaining
upbeat despite their team's World
Cup semi-final defeat by Spain.
"The World Cup dream is
destroyed. Spain was simply a
bridge too far for our young team,"
said German newspaper Bild. "But
keep your heads high, boys!
Because we'll be bringing the
trophy back in four years from the
next World Cup in Brazil."
Former France captain Marcel
Desailly has said that current
captain Patrice Evra should be
suspended for two months for his
part in Les Bleus' dismal World

Olympic champion Bolt had been

due to run over 200m in Lausanne

Bolt cruises to victory on return
Usain Bolt equalled the best time of the season in winning the 100m
at the Diamond League event in Lausanne in 9.82 seconds on his return
from injury.
The Olympic and world champion was due to run over 200m but an
Achilles tendon problem forced him to switch to 100m.
The 23-year-old was making his first appearance since the World
Challenge meet in Ostrava on 27 May, and finished ahead of fellow
JamaicanYohan Blake.
Asafa Powell has also clocked 9.82 seconds this year, in Rome on 10
Bolt, who clocked this year's fastest 200m time with 19.56 seconds in
Kingston in May, had not run competitively since developing a tightness
in his left Achilles tendon following a 300m race in Ostrava.
Earlier in the evening, Cuban world record holder Dayron Robles ran
his fastest 110m hurdles of the season, clocking 13.01 seconds, with
Britain's Andy Turner fourth in 13.30.
Ethiopian Gelete Burka became the first female to run the women's
1500m in under four minutes this season, edging Moroccan Ibtissam
Lakhouad in 3 minutes 59. 28 seconds.
Russian indoor world champion Ivan Ukhov beat countryman and
Olympic gold medallist Yaroslav Rybakov in the men's high jump on
misses as both cleared a season-equalling best of 2.33m.
Elsewhere, U.S. champion Bershawn Jackson beat a talented field in
the 400m hurdles, winning in 47.62secs with two-time Olympic winner
Angelo Taylor second in 47.96. Britain's Dai Greene was fifth.
Storyfrom BBC SPORT:

Dutch players say goodbye to their wives and i A 1 i,,, i their new hotel

Cup campaign. Striker Nicolas
Anelka was sent home after a bust-
up with coach Raymond
Domenech and the team then
decided to boycott training in
"The captain made a mistake
and he has to assume the
consequences of his actions,"
Desailly told French newspaper
Metro. "He decided not to train,
before realising his mistake and
apologising. He is an excellent
player but he should be
suspended for two months,
because the captain is the first one
to be an example."
Spanish goalkeeper Pepe
Reina says he is happy that

Liverpool will have at least one
World Cup winner after
exchanging text messages with
team-mate Dirk Kuyt but he hopes
it will be him and Fernando Torres
celebrating rather than the
"He wished us luck yesterday
and now it is 100% certain that
Liverpool will have a World Cup
winner," Reina said. "That is
something to be proud of at least
but hopefully on Sunday Dirk
won't be that happy. Spain have
made history because we have
reached our first final, but we want
more than that. Finals mean
nothing unless you win them."

The Labour Spokesman

The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, JULY 09TH 2010 E 23



By: Vigilante

An increasing number ofPAMites in Constituency 4 are
supporting the call made by the Gang of 5 for the removal of the
discredited PAM leader and are calling for a brand new candidate
to replace him in the Constituency for the next General Elections
in 2015.

Dey say he's a sore loser; he abandoned them after the
2004 Elections and again in 2010, calling them crooks and
traitors. And they are going to do like the Gang of 5 and put
their grievances in writing to the Party Chairman (1/4 Onion).

Inside sources say the short little pompous fellow couldn't
sleep at all on Thursday night last week when he learnt that
Flemming, Blanchette and Welsh were going on Sugar City Roc
Radio to further expose his corruption and spitefulness.

He quickly telephoned "de fly on de wall" at TDC and
instructed him to call up Junie and do whatever he had to do to
stop them from going on the radio.

Thousands and thousands of dollars were spent on the
weekend- paying people to come to their so-called Convention
on Sunday, but with all de big money spent de Convention turned
out to be another maj or setback and failure for Baby Grant and
his motley crew.

Dey say after the disappointing Convention, de expired
and dejected PAM leader cursed hell out of"de fly on de wall"
and 1/41b Onion for doing what he called a very poor job in
organising the event and for embarrassing him.

When 1/41b Onion and "de fly on de wall" realized that
there was a plan afoot for the failed PAM leader to bej eered
and heckled by supporters of the Gang of 5, they quickly arranged
for him to be sneaked out of PAM Headquarters by his heavily
armed body guards.

Efforts by the old man, Judge Dread, to help out poor
Baby Grant served no purpose. And when de old man said he
believed every word he told him about the proposed land sales
and the US$1.7 million bribery scandal at the Marriott, a woman
in the audience shouted: "Rick & Bill".

Inside sources say he blue mudder vex with "the big lady"
in Trinidad and the featured speaker, because they told him he
behaving just like Panday; he must put down his guns, bow out
gracefully and allow a new leader to emerge as happened in

Dey say he begged his legal adviser in Barbados to help
him out at de convention but she too refused, telling him to do
the honourable thing and throw in his towel 5 is more than 3.

There is now a move to get de old man to return from
Anguilla to take back over the leadership of the Party and, as he
did following PAM disastrous defeat in the 1971 Elections, when
he took over the reins from Billy Herbert.

The doctor from Frigate Bay who got thrown out is tipped
to take over the PAM Candidacy in East Basseterre for the
young female law student in England has turned down the offer
saying she's one hundred percent behind Glenroy. She say they
ain't going embarrass her like Glenroy for she is a poor New
Town girl and loves to speak her mind like Glenroy.








(JULY 07,2010) -The WindWatt
Wind Energy Project at Maddens
in the Parish of St. James, has
begun to draw positive reviews.
Nevis born businessman and
founding member of St. Kitts Nevis
Trading Development Company
(TDC) Mr. Jackie Cramer, a resident
of St. Kitts, described the wind
energy project as impressive.
During a visit at the site on
Wednesday, the Department of

Information met with Mr. Cramer
who said his visit was as a result
of an invitation to visit the project.
"I am born in Nevis and I came
up here on the invitation of Sugars
to see what they are doing up here.
I am very impressed and I am glad
to see it seems to be working. I
hope it will be connected to the
main grid shortly and then we will
get the results. Between this [wind
energy] and the geothermal I think
Nevis should be well on the way
to being completely independent
and perhaps selling St. Kitts some
electricity," he said.
The Nevis born Businessman
said he had also visited wind farms
in other parts of the world which
he said were different to that on
"The wind farm is somewhat
different. When I was in Israel
myself and Ken Kelly and a group
we took to Israel, the windmills
were very much bigger and very
noisy. This [on Nevis] impressed
me as being very silent and I hope
that's a good sign for the future.
By the time we have about 100 of

Nevisian born Businessman and
Technician for Wind Turbine founding member of St. Kitts Nevis
manufacturers Vergnet, Mr Vincent Trading Development Company
Morel (TDC) Mr Jackie Cramer

these going it should be pretty
good and I wish you all well.
With regard to other ongoing
developments on Nevis, Mr.
Cramer said he was pleasantly
surprised with the number of
construction sites he had seen
enroute to the wind farm.
"I am surprised to see so many
building going on, I was especially
in private homes. On our trip
around to this area there are quite
a few new homes which I had
never seen before seem to be
springing out of the ground and I
think things are going pretty well
until the Four Seasons closed
down but I guess that should bring
things back to life as time
progresses," he said.
The project is nearing
completion has seen the erection
of all eight wind turbines. One of
the technicians for turbine
manufacturers Vergnet Mr. Vincent
Morel told the Department of
Information, that the project had
reached its testing stage.
He explained that his job was
to take over where the erection

team had left and it was his
responsibility to ensure
that the turbines were
running to specifications
and in sync with the Nevis
Electricity Company's
(NEVLEC) power grid.
Testing he said was set
fora 100 hour programme
during which the turbines
had been hooked unto the
NEVLEC grid before they
were fully commissioned.

Sir Kennedy's Blunder
Commentary posted on
By Jerry Smith
The People's Action Movement's 45th Annual Convention was not what I expected. The event was a
personal let down. I attended with the expectation of participating in a celebration to pay tribute to the
founding members and stalwarts who blazed a trail for the present generation to follow. There were no
reminders of the struggles of past leaders, no adoration for historic milestones of the Party. Instead, the
audience was fed a diet of political rhetoric designed to make Mr. Lindsay Grant look good in the face of a
bribery scandal that is threatening to destroy his political career.
Mr. Grant has once again demonstrated how weak a leader he is. He continues to run to Sir Kennedy to bail
him out or to attract a decent crowd at Party events. He must learn to stand on his own two feet.
I have a great deal of respect for Sir Kennedy. After all, he is a founding member of P.A.M., our Nation's
first prime minister, and considered by many as a national hero. To my great disappointment, Sir Kennedy
Simmonds also fell in line. His speech was so out of character and even though many in the audience
applauded, it left a bitter taste in the mouths of plenty.
As far as I am aware, none of the five candidates has challenged Mr. Grant for the leadership position. All
they did was to offer the suggestion that Mr. Grant step down as political leader. They were simply appealing
to Mr. Grant's conscience. It is therefore wrong for Sir Kennedy to say that they challenged Mr. Grant.
What I have been told is that the former five Candidates were driven to write a confidential letter to the
Party Chairman after Mr. Grant refused to meet with them and discuss their concerns. They were absolutely
correct in their approach. The real culprit is the person who leaked the contents of the letter to the public.
Strangely enough, the Party's leadership has chosen to embrace that individual.
The People's Action Movement is also sending a wrong message to the public when it gives the impression
that the Party cannot survive without Mr. Lindsay Grant at the helm. This is a very dangerous position. What
about the Hon. Shawn Richards and the Hon. Eugene Hamilton? Aren't they capable of leading the Party?
Unlike Mr. Grant, these men have been able to win their seats against great odds. Shouldn't they be given the
opportunity to lead the Party?
Interestingly, Mr. Grant had the nerve to say that nobody can question his integrity. Does he think that the
Marriott Bribery Scandal is a figment of our imagination? There are still three burning questions that Mr. Grant
needs to answer:
1. Why did he go to the Marriott Hotel alone?
2. Why did he offer to sell Crown lands to a foreign investor at below market price when his Party's policy
is not to sell land to foreigners?
3. Why did he tell the purported investor to deposit the US$1.7 million dollars on his personal offshore
accounts and NOT the Party's account?
If Mr. Grant is afraid to answer, then perhaps he can ask Sir Kennedy to help him out.

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