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Pointing to the quality and the
vision of the development, Prime

(cont'd on page 2)

Nevis Premier Parry

gets high praise from


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Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said
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construction of a US$7 million
Beach Club at Sandy Bank as part
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important milestone, "because it
represents the continuing
commitment by the developers to
St. Kitts and Nevis."
"We all know how difficult it is
to pursue such a large project, as
is the scale of this development
that is talking place here at
Christophe Harbour," said Prime
Minister Douglas, who noted that
the world economy presents

formidable challenges, but all
expectations are that the world
economy would recover.
"Those who prepare now, who
see the bigger picture of the future
and who think medium-term to
long-term, who invest in quality,
and who meet the needs of their
clients are more than likely to reap
substantial benefits," said Dr.

economic recession "is in fact a
wise decision that will allow it to
reap substantial benefits of the

Douglas, who added that
Christophe Harbour's developers'
decision to pursue this very
important project despite the


St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas (,,in and Chief Operations Offcer (CEO)
of Christopher Harbour, Mr: LeGrand Elebash (left) break the ground as Vice President of CDK
Worldwide Projects, Mr. Gene Bulter looks on. (Photo by Glenn Bart).

In i we ston a li t//anu s

Artistes rendition of The Beach Club on the Sandy Bank Bay on St. Kitts' South East Peninsula



PM Douglas hails ground breaking for

The Beach Club as important milestone

in Christophe Harbour Development

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No time to fall apart

Former US Attomney General, Robert Kennedy was attributed with
quoting a Chinese adage which said "may you live in interesting times."
Anthropologists and Eastemn Philosophers, after having studied the
origins of this quote, have stated that this is a Chinese curse that could
be paralleled with the modern crass term, "go to hell' .
No matter the background from which we draw our interpretation of
the quote, we are living today in interesting and challenging times,
globally, regionally and on the home front.
Leading world economies and Fortune 500 companies continue to
face losses associated with a recession that is often rumoured as "a
double dip in the making". While at the same time, unemployment figures
border ten percent in many industrialized nations and threaten to increase.
While the Caribbean faces its share of economic difficulties, shifts
and changes in the political landscape cause a great deal of uncertainty
in the processes of CARICOM Integration and the Single Market and
Economies that would have assisted us to better weather external shocks
as a umit.
It was Wednesday this week (August 4) that the Georgetown based
CARICOM Secretariat announced the year's end retirement of Secretary
General Edwin Carrington. After 18 years of leadership, Carrington will
leave key aspects of regional integration unfinished and in jeopardy. We
wait with baited breath to know who will take up the mantle and with
what level of commitment to true integration will the organisation be led.
Times are equally challenging here in St. Kitts-Nevis. There are
mounting challenges on various fronts that continue to test our resolve.
The economy continues to be a concern with regard to our revenue
generation and debt repayment obligations.
Crime continues to plague our streets and homes where a number of
our citizens are murdered and private and commercial property are
targeted and robbed.
The constant rainfall, this summer, also makes us susceptible like
Trinidad and Puerto Rico to the health threat of dengue.
These are a few of the challenges we face as a nation, while many of
us are also encountering personal hardships that may seem daunting
and crushing. These are "interesting" times, indeed.
Sometimes, however, the most difficult times are the most interesting
and the most rewarding too. These are the times when our will is
challenged, our purpose is tested, and we are made to rethink our
strategies. Difficult times dare us to be better. They cause us to examine
our course in relation to our goals. Tough times call for us to retool and
bring our best game plan for success.
It is for these reasons that the latest initiatives of the Labour-led St.
Kitts-Nevis government to reform the tax codes, encourage the expansion
of the private sector through entrepreneurship, upgrade the crime fighting
capacities of the police force and defence force, and the renewed thrust
in vector controlby the Ministry of Health are commendable and demand
the active support of all citizens.
The initiatives of governments work best when they are actively
pursued at the grass root level as at the level of the policy makers. When
there is vigorous buy-in at the community and personal levels success
is assured. For example, the government can smog the towns and villages,
but there still needs to be a personal commitment by nationals to rid their
properties of old tires, drums and all receptacles which could become
mosquito breeding sites.
Equally there needs to be individual buy-in into the business
development and entrepreneurship drive of the government to grow
business. Let us each explore more of our productive capacities and
become more business conscious. Thereby, we will do our parts to build
a stronger national economy.

The Labour Spokesman


," he Sounnsindustryreq ires

young people you want to hire
persons that are trained and
skilled. For example let's say you
were to hire someone as a driver,
many may look at that job as one
that requires very little skill, but if
you are to drive safely and
constructively and fit into a tour
program it calls for a lot of skill' .
"Also if you were to gofurther
in that area and become guide to
be able to speak to visitors in an
informative and educational way
you need to be trained and
skilled," he said.
The question of whether or not
tourism provides job
opportunities have forever been
on the tongues of many residents
over the years, to which Minister
Skerritt has insisted that there
should no longer be a debate as
evidence clearly shows that
several opportunities have arisen
from the tourism sector including
construction jobs, entertainment
and many other jobs.
Although the opportunities
within tourism are plenty, the
Minister begged citizen to note
that the industry is not the answer
to the nation's employment issues.
He says for the industry to
continue to provide the said
opportunities the quality of service
delivered throughout the sector
must be raised and mamntamned.

development that took place at
Frigate Bay.
"Likewise, Christophe Harbtour,
and other developments taking
place here on the South East
Peninsula, will take this country to
a significantly higher level in
tourism not only here in St Kitts
and Nevis, but in the Caribbean
region. There is no doubt about
that. I say to you that it shall
happen," Prime Minister Douglas
said before joining Christophe
Harbour's CEO, Le Grand Elebash
in breaking the ground.


into as it did not always
call for hug c pital
"The tourism industry
is a service industry which
does not always require
heavy capital unless you
are going into vehicles,
equipment and facilities
and as such one can be
able to get into the
industry relatively easy.
The problem is can you
sm enter the industry and
conti-e to strive in it "
port According to
Minister Skerrittforoneto
continue to make a living
within the industry one must be
able to deliver a service that has
developed its own authenticity
and power to stand over time and
also the ability to compete.
Highlighting the impact of
tourism on youths, Minister
Skerritt indicated that
opportunities for young persons
have increased over the years, with
the growth of the sector. Though
the opportunities are available the
Tourism Minister explained that
the persons who would fill these
jobs must be properly trained.

ground breaking
country is, indeed, an authentic
Caribbean destination. There is no
pretence here among us. We are
as we are ... naked and beautiful
and inviting and want to
participate with our development
here and now and in the future.
Our culture and our heritage speak
for themselves," Dr. Douglas said.
He said that the completion of
the entire development would
mean a lot to the future prosperity
of St. Kitts and Nevis, noting the
past experience from another major

After announcing a 20%
increase in visitors to St. Kitts
during the upcoming cruise season
20 10-20 11, Minister of Tourism and
International Transport, the Hon.
Richard Skerritt, says that he is
confident that this sector will
continue to provide employment
opportunities for residents.
With the government's push
for increased entrepreneur ship
throughout the nation, Minister
Skerritt explained that tourism was
a sector that was fairly easy to tap

PM Douglas hails

(cont'd from page 1)

Minister Douglas said the
Christophe Harbour development
meets the taste and the style of
the discerning traveler, investor
and visitor.
"It brings together the perfect
mix of ingredients that provide the
investor with value for money,
quality, longevity, high standards
and wonderful ambience. Our

Atthe last general elections, we endorsed Labour
as the party to guide us through the uncertainties of
these five years. This party would have never won
at the polls without the support of the people, and
our success as a government of the people and for
the people, in these years and beyond, demands
that the national pursuit s be actively pursued by
the people.
The philosophy of social justice by which Labour
has always been guided is grounded in the creed of
"opportunities for all". In these challenging times
Labour sees the opportunities for social
advancement for all and is committed to working
with each community, each family and each citizen
to capitalise on the boundless potentialities that
reside in this country.
Therefore, let these times teach us how to work
in union with each other. Let them teach us that in
any seemingly bad situation there are opportunities
waiting to be tapped and achievements before us to
be claimed. Let us embrace these opportunities and
emerge renewed to build a better St. Kitts and Nevis.

Let us invest our energies in youth development,
community involvement and cultural preservation, as
first resorts for our young people who are often the
perpetrators of the hate crimes which plague our nation.
Let us by our action, involvement and encouragement,
actively "pursue the things that make for peace, and
build up the common good".
The approaches to tackling crime and
strengthening the economy as presented by Prime
Minister Denzil Douglas are needed and timely
measures, but lie impotent without the buy-in of the
people to do our parts.
We can beef up our police training, upgrade our
police stations, and even solve more crimes, but it
takes the community's effort to reduce the causes that
make people trend to such a lifestyle.
These difficult times allow us to step up and chart
our paths to a more resolute and rewarding destiny.
These are not times to flail in the wind, cast spurious
criticisms or spout meaningless theories. Difficult times
call for firm action. They demand that each corporate
citizen and individual alike must work with our
government leadership in pursuit of our common

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NOVIS Premier Parry gets

high praise from PM Douglas
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, AUGUST 5TH 20 10 (CUOPM) Premier of Nevis, the Hon.
JOseph Parry has come in for high praise from St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr.
Denzil L. Douglas for his yeoman service in ensuring the reopening of the Four Seasons
Resort on Nevis.
Dr. Douglas was at the time speaking at Thursday's ground breaking ceremony to start
construction of a US$7 million Beach Club as part of the US$2.5 billion Christophe Harbour
Development on St. Kitts' South East Peninsula.
The St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister said the Four Seasons Resort on Nevis is vital to
the overall economic development of the twin-island Federation.
"I11this regard, I want to thank personally, the Hon. Premier Joseph Parry of Nevis and
members of his Nevis Island Administration for working beyond I believe, the call of duty
to ensure that the four Seasons is about to be reopened and about to make a significant
impact on the continuing improvement in the quality of life of the people of Nevis and the
people of St. Kitts and Nevis," said Prime Minister Douglas.
Dr. Douglas is of the view that "premier Parry has done exceptionally well to ensure that
this particular project has reached to the point where we can say eventually that the Four
Seaons Resort on Nevis would be reopened."
The Four Season Resort was closed following devastation by Hurricane Omar.


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participate in the festival,
adding that they all enjoyed
themselves and expressed rl
great satisfaction with the
quality of the shows and
He added that many
looked forward eagerly to
returning home for next
year's festival.
In the TDC sponsored
Senior Kaiso Finals on
Saturday night July 31Ist, at
the Nevis Cultural Complex,
there was a tremendous
show of quality and
un for gettable
performances. Emerging as
King was Astro.
Leading Astro to his
win were his songs
"Crusade' and 'Jungle' for
which he was awarded 863.5
He defeated I-Soursop,
the defending Kaiso King
who placed Second Runner-
Up with 813 points. First
runner-up was the King Dis
'N' Dat who accumulated
820 points. New Senior
The other Cudture, Ma,
Calypsonians who made it
to the Finals were Hollywood, Baker, Queen
Kibby and Pupa Wheeler.
On Sunday night, August 31st, the 2010
Miss Culture Pageant was staged. Walking
away with the coveted title of Miss Culture
2010 was a young and beautiful primary
school teacher, Vemna Grant sponsored by
Miss Coastal Air Transport.
The vivacious 20 year-old contestant
Captured the judge's hearts and was able to
attain 958 points and captured the awards
for the Best Talent and Best Interview
She came up against 5 other talented
young ladies.

By Melissa Amsterdam
The 20 10 Culturama celebrations
concluded on Tuesday, August 3rd, with
the Grand Parade and troupes and floats
and Last Lap through the streets of
The festival, now in its 36th rear, was a
huge success, despite a few glitches,
according to Chief Executive Officer of the
Culturama Committee, Mr. Antonio
'Abemnathy' Liburd.
He said the massive tumn out at both the

Calypso Finals on Saturday night and the
Miss Culture Pageant on Sunday night, was
testimony to the resounding success of the
festival as people braved the inclement
weather to be present.
He had high praise for his team of
workers who he said ensured that all the
shows were of a high standard and that the
festival ended on a positive and successful
He also commented onthe large number
of returning nationals who came home to

Kaiso King being crowned by 2009 Miss
sinda Kisbett.

First Runner-Up was Deslyn Dore who
tallied 915 points she was sponsored by Dan
Backhoe, Turcking & Redimis Ltd. She also
won the Promotional Speech segment.
Second Runner-up was Miss Carib
Brewery SKN Ltd. TreveciaAdams, with 885
points. She also gained recognition for the
Best Evening Wear award and also the Miss
Photogenic award (which carried no points).
The other contestants were, Miss Island
Tires & Hardware Ltd. Mary Ngunjiri who
won the award for Miss Congeniality; Miss
Development Bank of St. Kitts & Nevis Te-
shell Sutton, and Miss Lime Ulinda Wamner.
Photos by Photo Fantasy

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those officials had the power to
ADD, but not to SUBSTRACT
PAM made good use of the
unfair advantages provided by the
newly reformed Electoral System
of 1983, and by the Constituency
Boundaries which were changed
in 1984 and so won the General
Elections of 1984 and 1989.
From 1984 to 1995 PAM had
no problems at all with the
Electoral System or with the leader
of the Labour Party, but as soon
as PAM lost the government in
1995 the party started to find fault
with the very same Electoral
System created by the party in
1983. Remember the words of the
Chairman of PAM that "Electoral
Reform is an Urgent National
In 1984 and in 1989 the
overseas nationals, who came
home to vote, voted
overwhelmingly in favour of PAM.
This was just up PAM's ally. This
was just what PAM wanted. But
in 1993 and 1995 the tide was
turned and the overseas voters
voted in the vast majority in favour
of the Labour Party.
PAM did not like this at all, but
there was little that the party could

What is so puzzling and amazing is how PAM can change its mind
and its position on so many issues of grave national importance without
being called to account by the social partners of government. Some
editors and publishers accept critically, anything and ever thing that
comes from PAM, but subject to the most intense criticism anything that
comes from Labour.
PAM declared that is was the champion of Democracy, yet certain
influential members of PAM joined with a number of Anguillans and a
handful of American mercenaries to overthrow the lawfully elected
government of Premier Bradshaw bvforce of arms.
The leaders of PAM claimed that they stand for the Integrity of the
Electoral System. Yet in 1983 PAM converted the then existing Electoral
System into a partisan tool to serve the selfish political interests of the
But that is not all. Although PAM claimed to have at heart the welfare
of the poor ordinary workers at the Sugar Factory and on the sugar
estates, the party still went full-stream ahead and mounted the most
vicious opposition against the establishment and the operation of the
Social Security Scheme.
PAM said that it was in favour of a diversified economy. Yet a leading
PAMite, who later became a Minster of Tourism in the PAM Govemnment,
organised a taxi-drivers' strike in the face of one of the largest tourist
liners that was riding at anchor in the Basseterre Roadstead.
During the late 1970s the Labour Party Government imposed
quantitative restrictions on the importation of carrots, tomatoes and
other finer vegetables during the season when our local farmers were
harvesting such crops. As soon as PAM attained power in 1980 the
government removed the restrictions.
It was easy to see whose interest the PAM Govemnment was serving.
Whether the interest of the small farmers or the interest of the members
of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The PAM party has turned
into a fine art the practice of fooling people.
The PAM party seeks power not to be able to improve the welfare of
the poor and needy, but to be able to reward the leaders of the Party and
to be able to pay back the trumps, half-trumps, quarter trumps and their
friends and families.
PAM abolished Personal Income Tax not to help the poor and the
needy, who never ever paid that Tax, but to satisfy the selfishness of the
rich people and those on fat salaries, all of whom paid Personal Income
A company named Nautical Trading (St. Kitts)) Ltd was incorporated
in St. Kitts by a leading PAM lawyer. The promoters were two Englishmen,
one of whom, a Mr. William Adams had a significant criminal record and
had served time in prison in the United Kingdom. The PAM Government
signed a Loan Guarantee in the sum of US$25,330,000.00 in respect of
Nautical Trading. Never in the history of St. Kitts has any other
government signed such a Loan Guarantee on behalf of local businessmen
or on behalf of non-national businessmen. What was so special about
Nautical Trading or about the two Englishmen who were promoting the
PAM has given the country as a whole very little progress or
prosperity. PAM has given the country plenty of propaganda and
promises in an effort to win Elections and form the government.
For PAM, the government is not the agent for bringing peace, plenty
and prosperity to the country as a whole, but an instrument to be used
to keep the poor, landless, down-trodden worker in his place and the
business magnates and the sugar estate owners and managers as lords
and masters of all they surveyed.
So that is why PAM wrote a letter to the Govemnor in May 1967
demanding the resignation of Premier Bradshaw's government, and then
joined with the Anguillans in June 1967 to overthrow the lawful
government after the letter of May 1967 failed to produce the desired
By a twist of circumstance, PAM managed to form the government in
1980 with the help of the NRP. The leaders of PAM decided to introduce
a new Electoral System that would keep the Labour Party in the political
wilderness indefinitely. The new System was introduced in 1983, but
proved beneficial to PAM only at the l984 andl1989 General Elections.
The current strategy that is being used by PAM has been called
Harassment. The PAM party is using the High Court to harass the current
Labour Party Govemnment. Prior to the January 25 General Elections, the
PAM party went to the High Court seeking Injunction after Injunction.
That did not help PAM in any way whatsoever.
Shortly after the new Labour Government was swomn in, the leaders
of the defeated PAM party threatened to challenge in Court, the Election
results from Constituency No.1, No. 2 and No. 4. So far PAM has
challenged the results in Constituency No.4 only.
When the People's Action Movement was being formed, the Founding
Father announced publicly that his party would introduce a new brand
of politics in St. Kitts-Nevis and Anguilla. Months later, we saw what the
new brand of politics was. It was the politics of Dirty Tricks, Sabotage,
Arson, Defamation and Propaganda.

do to reverse the situation. So the
leaders of PAM came up with a
familiar strategy, a strategy of
accusing the Labour Party of
electoral fraud.
S ho rtly after the
commencement of the process of
Electoral Reform the leaders of
PAM recommended that the right
to vote should be taken away from
our nationals overseas and that
voters should be required to
present picture I.D. Cards on
Polling Day.
These two issues were NO-NO
to PAM when they were first
raised by the Labour Party back in
1983. PAM realized that the party
was getting no place with t heir
two issues of concern and so out
of frustration, the leaders of PAM
announced to the public that they
had no interest in the process of
Electoral Reform.
In 1983 PAM gave the right to
vote in our General Elections to
overseas nationals and did not
agree to make it a point of law that
voters should be required to
present picture I.D. Cards on
Polling Day. In 2008 PAM changed
its mind and wanted the Labour
Party Govemnment to incorporate
into the process of Electoral
Reform the two issues that the
PAM party was dead against in

If I were the leaders of the
People's Action Movement
(PAM), Iwould never in this world
accuse the leaders of any other
party of electoral frauds.
PAM itself instituted electoral
fraud in our Electoral System in
1983. In November of that year
PAM imposed upon the populace
an Electoral System that legitimized
fraud. For example, PAM made it
possible for a person to reside in
one Constituency and register
and vote in a totally different
Nationals living overseas
permanently were given the right,
for the very first time, to vote in
our General Elections. PAM
objected strongly to the
recommendation that voters
should be required to present
picture I.D. Cards on Polling Day.
In addition, the new Electoral
System introduced by PAM in l983
provided, in Sir Kennedy's own
words, "that once a name got on
the Voter's List, that name was
there to stay". And moreover, if an
unauthorised person voted on
Polling Day, that vote had to be
counted as a valid vote. And
certain officials involved in General
Elections were given the power to
add names to the Voter's List, but
not to take off any names. That is

"ifvulnerability levels of selected
communities, are reduced."
During her stay in St. Kitts,
Miss Mondesir is expected to
conduct vulnerability and
emergency communications
assessments of the Old Road
Community, by engaging in
interviews, surveys and meetings
with district leaders. Mrs. Wallace,
who is the local link for the
programme, says that the project
willbe ongoing.
"This programme is critical to
our survival as our ability to
respond to and to rehabilitate after
the onset of disaster, determines
our rate of survival," she said.
Miss Monde sir is to return to
St. Kitts and Nevis in October of
this year, to present findings on
her data collection mission and to
handover equipment, necessary
for the project's implementation, to
the National Emergency
Management Agency.

Disaster management is to
receive much needed boost, with
the arrival in the Federation next
week, of Ms. Simone Mondesir, a
Technical Assistant for the
Disaster Risks Management Sub-
Regional Programme, which is
being spearheaded by the
Caribbean Disaster Emergency
Management Agency (CDEMA).
Ms. Mondesir is to kick start the
pilot project, which is intended to
strengthen regional coordination,
through enhanced national
disaster plans, within at least eight
of the ten pilot countries that have
already been identified by
"This project is made
possible," according to NEMA's
Districts Coordinator, Mrs. Telca
Wallace, "as a result of a joint
partnership between CDEMA, the

African, Caribbean and Pacific
Secretariat (ACP) and the
European Commission (EC).
"It is anticipated," Mrs.
Wallace said, "that the proj ect will
reduce social, economic and
environmental costs of natural
disasters in the Caribbean region,
and will focus on implementing
major initiatives within the 10
selected countries, by enhancing
community preparedness in at
least eight of the pilot districts."
Mrs. Wallace further stated
that this latest effort directly
supports CDEMA's
Comprehensive Disaster
Management strategy, which
speaks to enhanced community
resilience to mitigate and respond
to the adverse effects of climate
change and disasters, "which is
only possible," according to her,


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meeting of the OAS Group of
Friends of Haiti to assist the
Electoral Observation Mission
(EOM) that will accompany the
Caribbean nation's electoral
process culminating in General
Elections scheduled for
The United States and Spain
made specific offers of financial
assistance while other Member
States and Permanent Observers
pledged to support the effort
through contributions in kind or
financial resources towards
covering its costs, which are an
estimated $5.3 million.
The purpose of the EOM is to
accompany the electoral process
and help guarantee transparency
in the elections by deploying more
than 175 observers throughout the
country to work with local



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The Premier told the
congregation that was led by
Pastor Edward Phipps that "Lillian
did not call the Premier of Nevis to
St. Kitts. Lillian called Walcott
Parry to St. Kitts. Lillian does not
know who is Joseph Parry. Lillian
knows who is Walcott Parry
because we are from the same
village on Nevis. She knows my
gre at grandparents, my
grandparents and my parents."
He wished everyone a happy
Emancipation Day and told them
that ktm ans so nuchefobrtah

Emancipation Day with Culturama.
During Culturama people of Nevis
usually have a number of activities
celebrating their traditions of
culture, the way they behaved, the
way they talked, and the way they
were brought up.
Accompanying Premier
Joseph Parry to St. Kitts was Rev
Dr Sydney Sadio a Methodist
Minister in the USA, who is
originally from Cotton Ground. Dr

magazine A CTION! whose cover features senior citizens from Cotton
Ground, as her caretaker Baby J looks on.

Sadio explained that he had come
to the Federation to participate in
60th Anniversary celebrations of
the Charlestown Secondary
School and decided to remain
behind to attend Hill's centenary
Others included former
cricketer, Livingston Lawrence a

grandson of Lillian Hill who has
played cricket in Zimbabwe, a
retired Chief Health Inspector
Oliver Lawrence originally from
Cotton Ground and who was
Premier Parry's classmate, and
Premier Parry's Press Secretary
Deli Caines Bussue.

observation teams on the day of
the voting itself. Haitians expect
to elect a president, 10 senators
and 89 members of Congress
beginning with a first round of

voting scheduled for November
The EOM is a joint effort by

(cont'd on next page)

Rev Dr Sydney Sadio congratulates Lillian Hill.

Premier Parry addressing the c..ay,. ,,,ar.. a, at the House of
Deliverance New Testament Church of God in Tabernacle on Sunday.

Pre mle r Pa rry says

tra dit sons p reserve a

people' sdig nity
BAS SETERRE ST KITTS (August 4,20 10) -Premier of Nevis, Hon
Joseph Parry, said on Emancipation Day that traditions Caribbean people
carried over from Africa where parents looked after their children and
children later looked after their parents go a long way in the preservation
of a people's dignity.
Addressing worshippers on Sunday August 1 at the House of
Deliverance New Testament Church of God in Tabernacle where a special
service was held to honour the Federation's newest centenarian, Lillian
Adosia Hill, Premier Parry singled out for praise Lucretia Sergeant who
is better known as Baby J and a granddaughter of the centenarian for
having dedicated herself to take fulltime care of her grandmother.
"We are people who are of West African roots and we have a tradition
of parents taking care of children and children taking care of parents
when they are old," said Premier Parry. "It seems to me that nowadays
our young people are not well informed about our traditions and people
are getting more and more in the habit of sending people to the homes."
While such homes take very good physical care of the old, he said
that they can never give them the care that a child or a grandchild can
give and he called on people not to become so modern that they have to
follow the Westemnworld.
"We are African people, we are black people and we need to continue
to believe so," stressed Parry. "My advice is that we should take example
from Baby J and take care of our parents when they get old. We do not
have to take care of them in the backroom. Let them sit in the drawing
room. Let them sit by the kitchen table, let them have meals and when
there is conversation, let them be part of the conversation. I do believe
this is a lesson we have learnt from Baby J this morning."
Lillian Hill who hails from Cotton Ground Village, the same village as
Premier Parry, celebrated her 100thbirthday on Saturday July 3 1. However
the service to honour her was held on Sunday and the occasion was
witnessed by the Govemnor General, His Excellency Sir Dr Cuthbert
Sebastian, and the area Parliamentary Representative the Hon Dr Timothy
Others who attended the church service included the Deputy Prime
Minister Hon Sam Condor, Resident Ambassador of the Republic of
China on Taiwan His Excellency Rong Chuan Wu, His Excellency
Ambassador Walford Gumbs who also holds the position of Ombudsman
of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, and Supervisor of Social Services
Anne Wigley.

Pastor Echarard Phipps blesses the country .'s newest centenarian.

_ __ _ __ __ __ ___ ___ ______________


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says Parliamentary Representative
for St. Christopher Seven, Hon Dr
Timothy Harris.
Paying homage to Ms Hill on
Sunday August 1, Dr Harris who
is also the Senior Minister and
Minister of Intemnational Trade,
Industry, Commerce, Consumer
Affairs, Agriculture, Marine

Scene in the church: from right (front row), Governor General Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, Dr Timothy
Harris, Premier Joseph Parry, Deputy Prime Minister Sain Condor and Ars Erinin Phipps (pastor Phipps'

Resources, and Constituency
Empowerment said that in her
lifetime she would hare witnessed
social and political changes that
have shaped not only the nation
but the region.
"I believe we have the duty
now to ensure that we interview
all of our centenarians, that we
record their lives through their
own experiences and document
them for the generations that will
come after," commented Dr Harris.
"That must be part of our own
effort to write our own history as
our people lived it."
Lillian Hill, originally from
Cotton Ground Nevis, marked her
100th birthday on Saturday July
31, but celebrated the milestone
the following day with a colourfill
service held at the House of
Deliverance New Testament
Church of God in Tabemnacle. The
Governor General, His Excellency
Sir Dr Cuthbert Sebastian led
those who attended the church
The Parliamentary
Representative told the
congregation that long life is a
blessing and an honour from God
because there canbe trulv no other
explanation that Lillian Hill would
make the history.
"If she would have done
nothing else in life to achieve this
milestone, it is history in the
making and she is here importantly
of good mind and knowledge,
failing sight but of excellent

not only in the context of creating
the best environment for social
and economic recovery but to see
a continuation of the democratic
process, a deepening and
strengthening of that process."
Ambassador Ramdin also said
the OAS will provide the Haitian
Office of National Identity with
850,000 national ID cards to
facilitate the new registration
process, beginning next week
when a core EOM group is
expected to be on the ground.
The OAS Group of Friends of
Haiti vill meet next during the third

Lillian 4dosia Hill ( e.;im in high spirit during the church service.
FFth her are her granddaughter Lucretia Sergeant (Baby J) and
great-great-granddaughter Briana Benjamin.

The signpost outside Lillian Hills' hoine says it all.

Dr Timothy Harris introduces ambassador Rong Chuan Wu to Lillian
Hill, and- ,as s; -for his turn is ambassador Walford Guinbs.
Looking on is her caretaker Baby J.

(cont'd from last page) -
the OAS and the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM), first of
its kind.
OAS Secretary General Jos6
Miguel Insulza highlighted the
Organization's continuing
commitment of support to Haiti after
the January 12 earthquake. "We are
moving forward in a process of
solidaritnvwith Haiti," he said. "In
spite of the terrible tragedy
suffered in January this year and
of the clear situation of emergency
in the country, Haitians have
decided to hold elections, as every
democracy should even in difficult
times. And this is very important
for us, and we think therefore that
we have to support them at all
OAS Assistant Secretary

General Albert R. Ramdin, who
also chairs the Group of Friends
of Haiti, thanked the
Organization's Member States and
Permanent Observer countries for
their support, encouraged others
to act swiftly and recalled the
Haitian people's courageous
commitment to democracy.
"This Mission svill be a long-
term presence on the ground and
will provide much-needed
assistance to Haiti's electoral
process," he said. "We saw during
the last elections in Haiti the
commitment of the people to
democracy. I was there myself, I
sary the long lines and I saw
Haitians eager to exercise their
right to vote. We would like to see
a continuation of that process.
This year's elections are important

memory," observed Dr Harris.
"Later those of you who would
have the opportunity to talk with
her, you vill find that she lvill say
she is still 'full a charge', and she
is very proud of her Nevisian
According to Dr Harris-
Tabemnacle has made history as
Lillian Hill hasjoined the rerv fewy
persons, not only in St. Kitts and
Nevis but all over the world, who
have lived and survived to 100
years. Hill's was a record not only
to the residents of Tabemnacle but
for all in St. Kitts and Nevis, and
all people of Caribbean roots.
At the start of the service, the
latest centenarian was assisted to
walk to the church pew reserved
for her, but once seated did not

need any assistance as she
strayed and clapped in rhythm
with the fast moving hymns and
songs. Pastor Edward Phipps
when leading in singing the
'Happy Birthday' song jokingly
requested the congregation not to
ask holy old she is.
Praises were heaped on
Lillian's granddaughter and
fulltime caretaker, Lucretia
Sergeant (Baby J), for the great
sacrifice she has made to ensure
that Ms Hill ages with dignity. A
luncheon fit for the latest
centenarian was laid out to friends
and relatives at her residence,
where a signpost wishing her
'happy birthday' was in place and
helped first time visitors find where
her home vas.

Dr Harris calls for

centenarians to tell

their stories
(August 4, 2010) If a book were
to be written on the country's
history, the Federation's newest
centenarian, Ms LillianAdosia Hill
of Tabernacle, would be in a
position to tell where it would go
wrong because she has lived it, so

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Barbados. He was assisted by
CXC staff members, Dr Gordon
Harewood, Dr Anthony Haynes,
Benita Byer, Nordia Weekes and
Leona Emtage.
Dr Broomes stressed to the
participants that CXC uses the
criterion-reference framework for
assessment because the system is
fair and robust. The former
University of the West Indies
lecturer also lauded the diversity
of assessment tools used by CXC
to measure the abilities of learners
in the Caribbean. These, he said,
include multiple choice items,
short answer questions, extended
essay questions and school-based
assessment. This approach, he
asserted, makes CXC's
assessment rigorous, reliable and
Dr Gordon Harewood, Senior
Assistant Registrar of the
Examination Development and
Production Division presented a
session on three dominant
theories oflearning- Behaviourist.
Cognitivist and Constructivist-
and explored the usefulness of
these theories for analysing the
cognitive demands of examination
questions set by CXC.
The Chiefs and Assistant
Chiefs also explored techniques
for enhancing the reporting of
examination statistics and making
them more user-friendly in a
session conducted by Benita Byer,
Measurement Officer. They were
also given useful tips on
constructing essay questions for
examinations by Leona Emtage,
Measurement Officer. Mrs Emtage
took the participants through the
characteristics of good essay

Education for Advancement
(EFA) has announced the
availability of $50,000 in
scholarships from its academic
partner Ashworth College, a
leading provider of accredited
distance education in the U.S.
Through EFA, residents of the
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and work at their own pace,
allowing them the flexibility to
pursue their Associate's or
Bachelor's degree while holding a
job or raising a family at home.
The $50,000 in scholarship
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The funds will be divided up to
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questions, as well as the
advantages and limitations of
essay questions.
The workshop was the first of
its kind hosted by CXC for Chief
Examiners and Dr Didacus Jules.
Registrar of CXC, said the Council
will host similar workshops next
year for the Chief and Assistant
Chief Examiners for the Caribbean
Secondany Education Certificate
(CSEC). This year's workshop was

held during the CAPE grading
For additional information,
please contact Cleveland Sam,
Assistant Registrar-Public
Information and Customer
Services at (246) 227-1892 or via
email at CSam@
Photo caption: Dr Desmond'
Brooines illustrates a point to
participants on the flip chart-
photo by C. Sain CYC

CXC Hosts Workshop for

CAPE Chief Examiners

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) hosted a one-day
workshop on Wednesday 28 July for Chief Examiners and Assistant
Chief Examiners for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination
The workshop dealt with assessment and quality issues in the context
of the CXC examination model and processes used in CXC examinations.
The objectives of the workshop included, among other things,
updating Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs on the major features of the CXC
examination model with an emphasis on robustness, the criterion-
referenced framework, instructional sensitivity and the use of
triangulation as a technique for optimizing the reliability and validity of
-the assessment
Dr Desmond
Broomes, the well-
respected Caribbean
specialist, led the
workshop, which was
hosted at the Samuel
'J ,,'. JckanPrscd
Polytechnic in


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H os pitaIs' Ma ke

Breastfeed ing Easier

PAHO recommends 10 steps health facilities
can take to create supportive environments

Washington, D.C., July 30, 20 10 (PAHO) In celebration of World
Breastfeeding Week 2010, Aug. 1-7, the Pan American Health
Organization (PAHO) is calling on hospitals and health facilities
throughout the Americas to ensure that mothers and babies in their care
enjoy the full benefits of breastfeeding.

PAHO is recommending "10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding"
developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF as
part of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, originally launched in 1990.
PAHO/WHO is revitalizing the initiative in 2010 to help ensure that babies
are bomn in environments that are supportive of breastfeeding.

The 10 steps--recommended for every facility that provides maternit
services and care for newbomns--are:

1. Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely
communicated to all healthcare staff.
2. Train all healthcare staff in skills necessary to implement the
3. Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management
of breastfeeding.
4. Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one half-hour of birth.
5. Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation
even if they are temporarily separated from their infants.

6. Give newborns no food or
drink other than breast milk unless
medically indicated.
7. Practice "rooming in"--i.e.,
allow mothers and infants to
remain together--24 hours a day.
8. Encourage breastfeeding
on demand.
9. Give no artificial teats or
pacifiers (also called "dummies" or
"soothers") to breastfeeding
10. Foster the establishment of
breastfeeding support groups and
refer mothers to these groups
upon discharge from the hospital
or clinic.
The hours and days
immediately after birth is a period
of high vulnerability for newborns.
Early initiation ofbreastfeeding-
within a baby's first hour of life-
and exclusive breastfeeding for six
months can help prevent illness
and death,
In fact, breastfeeding is the
single most effective intervention
for preventing deaths of children
under 5. Studies show that about
one-fifth of neonatal (under 1
month) deaths could be prevented
if all newborns began
breastfeeding during the first hour
of life. Moreover, children who are
breastfed for seven to nine months
have, on average, six points higher
IQ than childrenbreastfed for less
than a month. Breastfeeding also
helps mothers lose weight and
reduces their risk for breast and
ovarian cancer and type 2

recertification. Technical briefs
and posters from the Baby
Friendly Hospital Initiative are
available for download on the
PAHO website and are being
distributed throughout Latin
America and the Caribbean.

CONTACT: Dr: Chessa Lutter
R4HO Regional advisor on
Food and Kutrition, entail:, Tel. +1 202
974 3871, or Donna Ebent'ine-
Milagran, Specialist Aedia
and Conununication, entail:
ebent', Tel. +1
202 974 3122, R4HO/FHO-
www.paho. org

R4HO web page on 10 Steps and
the Baby Friendly Hospital
Initiative (download printed
materials and view public
service announcements).

World Breac.\rfeedingll Week

In the Americas, the proportion
of infants initiating breastfeeding
within the first hour is less than 50
percent in more than half the
countries for which good data are
available. The practice of exclusive
breastfeeding for six months is also
low, ranging from 8 percent to 64
percent of babies.
Hundredsof hospitals and
health facilities throughout Latin
America and the Caribbean have
been certified as "Baby Friendly"
since l990 under the PAHO/WHO/
UNICEF Baby Friendly Hospital
Initiative. However, because
certification does not ensure that
quality standards continue to be
met over time, PAHO is urging that
all facilities undergo a
recertification process every three
to five years.
Interested health facilities, or
those that were previously
certified, should contact their
country's Ministry of Health for
information about certification or

thought that positioning of the
tongue stud between the
maxillar central incisors caused
nhemidline space between the
The only solution was for the
patient to wear a fixed brace for
an extensive period of time.
The author concluded that
tongue piercings could result in
serious injuries, not just to teeth
but said they have also been
associated with haemorrhages.
infections, trauma to the gums
and, in the worst cases, brain
The results of the study were
published in the Journal of
Clinical Orthodontics.
The National Dental Helpline,
which offers free impartial advice
to the public on all dental health
issues, canbe contacted on O845
063 1188 between 9am and 5pm,
Monday to Friday. Alternatively,
they can be contacted by email
on helpline~,dentalhealth. org.

Editor's notes
The original story from the
University at Burlrtcdo can be
found at http:
www. buffalo. edu news 11585.
For further information please
contact the Foundation 's Press
Office on pr~dentalhealth. org
or 01 788 539 792.

Tongue piercings linked

to ga p between teeth
'Playing' with a pierced tongue stud could lead to a gap
between the front teeth according to a new study.
The Research, which was carried out at the University at Buffalo in
New York, suggested that tongue piercings could be a major cause of
unnecessary orthodontic issues.
The report claimed that those with tongue piercings were likely to
push the metal stud up against their teeth and consequently cause
gaps and other problems to arise.
Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel
Carter, said the study highlighted the risks that tongue piercings have
on oral health,
Dr Carter said: "It's certainly something to think about before going
out to get a tongue piercing. The temptation of playing with the stud in
the mouth would be very high and in time this could lead to hundreds
of pounds worth of corrective treatment.
"The results of this study stress the risks that are associated with
tongue piercings. As well as causing an apparent gap, oral piercings
can also lead to chipped teeth and infection.
"In order to avoid such health problems in the future, along with
the spiralling costs of any related treatment, I would advise people to
stay clear of tongue piercings."
Lead author of the study, Sawsan Tabbaa, said that 'force, over
time, moves teeth' and that the results are caused by people playing
with their studs crop up in a 'very high percent of the cases'.
A professor of orthodontics at the University at Buffalo School Of
Dental Medicine, Tabbaa, explained that tooth damage was common in
both past and current case studies.
The current study featured a 26 year-old female patient and showed
that a space between the upper front teeth had appeared during a
period of seven years, as the metal bar was pushed against and between
the teeth.
The patient provided researchers with photographs to show that
she had no diastema before having her tongue pierced. It was strongly

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JUDITH BASS Respondents

The Property described below will be offered for sale by The Registrar of The Supreme
Court by public auction at The Judicdal and Legal Complexe, East independence Square,
Baeaeterre, St Kitt, on Thursday the 'Id day of fj' 2010 at
O'ement in mhe afternoon.
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so of the Register of Titles of the Island or saint christopher in favour or RostEnt BAss
and JUDITH BASS both formerly of Lodge Extenelon, In the Island of Saint
christopher, now residing at 949 Mlunlrd Ct. W.. Jacksonvie, Florida, in the United
State of America as registered proprietors as loint tenants thereof.

The upset price for the above land shall be EC~S9,072.00

Datedthe dy of20vo



M etitatO rS

Pa th to a

Q uiete r Worid
There is good reason wky many of us
spend most of each day distracting
ourselves with noise whether singing or
humming to ourselves, chattering to finds,
family or colleagues, or leaving the radio or
TV switched on. In the heart of silence, our
most truthful imler voice can be heard, and
we may well be discomforted, even
frightened, by what we here and feel. Yet
Silence is our natural state of being, and we
will never connect with its power and its
truth unless we leamn to be quiet.
When we are silent within, the mind is
deprived of one of its major distractions. It
becomes able to receive and reflect the
natural qualities of our being. The troubled
mind, on the other hand, will hear the throb
of anxieties and even despair, and if we are
unable to attain self respect, our sense of
personal inadequacy will be deafening.
However, a heart that is silent and still, and
a mind that is calm and at peace, is like a
clearing in the midst of the worlds tangled
thickets, a place for expanding our subtle
awareness of the deeper dimensions of the
spiritual being that we are.
If we can come across silent spaces, in
the home or in the garden, or on walks in the
countryside, we must be thankful for finding
what has become an increasingly rare
commodity in our busy world. To use the
gift of any quiet spaces properly, be still

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identified as being apart of the equipment of the yacht, which is being increasingly required
in this security conscious age by port authorities.

attract the growing leisure, conunercial and
mega-yacht market and complements the
marina developments in the Federation.
Yacht Captain, Scott Dillon has been
recruited to head this department and has
introduced some innovative ideas and
registration services to attract yachts to flag
with St. Kits and Nevis.
These include part-commercial
registration; which will allow owners of
pleasure yachts, subj ect to inspection of the
yacht to ensure it complies with adequate
safety standards, to charter the yacht out
commercially for up to 84 days per annum
and registration of tenders to the 'mother-
yacht' so allowing 'toys & tenders' e.g. jet
ski's, submersibles, ski-boats to be formally

4TH 2010 (CUOPM) -The St. Kitts & Nevis
International Ship Registry is reporting a
significant milestone. It has registered its
1,000th individual ship to fly the St. Kitts
and Nevis flag.
The achievement was celebrated with
the official launching of the newly
established Yacht Registration Department
on a riverboat cruise hosted by the
Federation's High Commissioner to the
United Kingdom, His Excellency Dr. James
Williams and International Registrar of
Shipping & Seamen, Mr. Nigel E Smith.
The initiative crafted by Mr. Smith, with
the fullest support from the Prime Minister
Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, is intended to

Photo: St. Kitts and Kevis flagged ship "Sea Bridge with

Kevis in the background

within your self and experiment with the
visualization below. Do not be concerned if
occasional sounds interrupt the perfect
quiet: think of them as ripples caused by
beautiful fish nosing the surface of a still
pond. Allow birdsong, whispering breezes
and even more discordant sounds such as

d seantetafc nt pas sthmough your mind
Similarly with any thoughts that seem
to arise from nowhere. If you simply observe
them without judgment or evaluation they
will fade into the background. They too will
Some of the oldest meditative practices
are accompanied by chants or bells. If you
opt for this approach to your meditation,
choose a sound that will fade gently, then
ride that sound with your awareness until
you find your self in silence, allowing the
calm that is always present within to cradle
your inner self. Eventually you willbe able
visit this inner citadel of quiet even amid
the restlessness of everyday life. Whatever
sounds encircle you in the world outside,
you will be able to travel instantly, at a
moment s notice, to the tranquility of your
silent inner space. It is there that you will
always find your peace and your power.
The Oasis of Peace
Peace and quiet exists within all of us,
but malw of us have lost the knack of finding
it. This visualization/meditation may help
to release it from its inner source, and allow
you to rejoin it in your own inner oasis. Try
the exercise in either a quiet or noisy place -
the effect will be the same.
1 Sit comfortably, close your eyes and
breathe deeply for a few moments. Visualise
yourself sitting alone by the water in an
oasis. The desert stretches beyond as far
as the eve can see, but immediately in front
of you is a fertile haven your place of
2 Gaze into the mirrored surface of the
water. Reflected you can see clouds passing
in front of the sun. These are the thoughts,
emotions and memories that prevent you
from enjoying your place of silence. Banish
the clouds mentally to reveal the
unwavering light of the sun.
3 Lean forward and look at your own
reflection. The face you see belongs to a
stranger. Is it happy or sad, alert or tired,
confident or shy? Does it radiate energy?
4 Now drink from the pool. The water is
pure energy, the silent power at the silent
heart of your being. Refreshed, you can re-
enter your lie.
C Mike George 2010


St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship

Registry reaches 1,000 ship milestone,

Yacht Registration Department


The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, AUGUST 06THI 2010 Jll~lI13,13


Pe~c~kirt/ By

Since Robert Browning gave significance to that phrase in the
literary world, readers and others have been persuaded to pay
attention to consequences. When one does not reckon with the
distance between "one's reach and one's grasp" risks and danger
Permit me to illustrate the point by using a few real life
scenarios. Stamped on a step ladder on one wrung from the top
are these words "Danger: do not stand at or above this level, you
may lose your balance.
Anyone who thinks that warning is a joke only have to hear
laments by construction workers who fell victim to, and suffered
incalculable loss and excruciating pain as a result of falling there
from when such a warning had been ignored.
Take another scenario from Professional Wrestlmng. Most of
us wrestling fans know only too well what mnvaniably happens to
wrestlers who participate in the "Money in the Bank" competition
and lose t heir balance and fall from the ladder short of grabbing/
grasping the suitcase purportedly containing the money because
of ignoring a rule mn physics.
As Caribbean people we prefer to translate Browning's word
into local easy to explain, easy to understand jargon like "over
reach : "biting off more than we can chew livingg above our
means", "wanting what we can t afford" or in romance reachingg
for a spouse who is out of reach": 'not recognizing our limitations".
Feel free to add others.
Each of the aforementioned, probably all have serious
consequences which can range from embarrassment-
disillusionment, emotional imbalance to despair and distress. Sad
to say, sometimes people push us over the edge. In other words-
personal greed and out of control ambition, lust for power, fame-
prestige set into motion the mechanics for imbalance, downfall
and ruin.

National Caribbean Insurance Company
Limited having made sworn deposition that
policy number 57436 on the life of Norton
Analdo Bailey has been lost, and having
made application to the directors to grant a
special policy, notice is herby given that unless
objection is raised within one month of the date
hereof, the special policy asked for will be
issu ed .

Dated: 6/8/2010

By order,

3udith Attong
General Manager

In the Peter Prescription he
wrote four chapters under sub-
section protect your
competence. In part two, she
wrote at length about "know
thyself," "know thy Hierarchy -
"know thy direction" and
"know thy defences"Ierin

dealing with the topic know th?
self, opened with this quotation-
"Life is an endless process of
self-discoverv" (J. Gardener).
I shall borrow and share with
my readers a few of his "food
for thought" ideas.

I submit that the better we
k 1 dtnow ourse ves and te more
honest we are about ourselves-
the less likely it would be to
reach beyond our grasp.
Disaster p agues t ae person/
man who no longer knows
himse f. For he has lost hls
special immunity to multitude
of modem ills, rostrated in
front of a television set and
exposed to all manner of lies
about himself, he is defenceless
against the pressure that
envelop him.
Seized with guilt about his
social position and yearnings for
security, he joints t Te status
seekers and throws himself into
a fit of competition and
conformity that lay waste his
natural powers.
The common problem
afflicting civilized man is his
identity crisis. He is confused
by t me question w ao am I? T
some degree thls is a pro lem
for all of us within the

National Caribbean
Limited having made
policy number 63492
O'brien has been lo
application to the direct
policy, notice is herb
objection is raised within
hereof, the special poi
issu ed.

Dated : 6/8/2010

By order,

Judith Attong
General Manager

hierarchy s influence. Dr. Peter contends that your identity is a
synthesis of your perception about yourself, your view of your
world and your vision of your ideal life style.
With the acquisition of a strong personal identity you will be
less vulnerable to psychological disintegration and will establish
the foundations for self-esteem. "A man has to live with himself
and he should see to it that he always has good company." (C.E.

HugO rself-esteem, therefore, is our conviction that we are
uniquely valuable and is based on our sense of competence to
accomplish something vital to our individuality. When we have
achieved self-esteem we will have the capacity to live creatively
and make our lives our own humanite proj ect.
The precept 'know thyself' was not solely intended to obviate
the pride of mankind, but likewise that we might understand our
own worth." (M.T. Cicero).

In the Book of 1 Samuel we will find a sobering story about
King Saul and clearly marked sign-posts about his downfall from
which we can leamn valuable lessons.
At the outset of his career, Saul, the son of Kish seemed to
possess all the ingredients necessary for a successful life. He
was an impressive man, physically-handsome and head and
shoulders taller than the average Hebrew. He was religious and
had a charismatic flair to inspire other people to action. He did not
seek the job as King, but tried to give it his best shot. He was
unprepared for such a slow process and fell victim to his own
unrealistic and disappointing idealism. Paul had to leamn the hard
way that disillusionment is almost always the child of illusion. Start
with the wrong assumption and we are sure to end up with a
mistaken conclusion. He failed to realize the partialness of all
human accomplishments. To this end ICor. 13: 9 &12 would be
most instructive.
Ironically this same security problem that sometimes caused
Saul to under-reach also caused him to over-reach on other
occasions. We too need to leamn that if our place is created for us
by God, we do not have to fight to create it.
It is important that we look long and hard at Saul's attempt to
reach so many of our present-day disorders and nothing short of
hearing Genesis 1 as the account of our own creation can answer
such a need.
We are here because God wants us here. If Saul could have
seen himself mn this light, what a difference it would have made.
With that, he could have handled his own achievements more
gracefully and allowed the criticism and lack of support he received
to be what it was "his critics"
problem and no reflection on his
Saul did not love himself
arghhto h nesoeu afimedn duhe
truth of all "By the grace of
God, I am what I am. And am
Insurance Companyl where I am."
sworn deposition that That is the place where our
peace is. To be "beside" that is
on the life of Emile to miss the target. To be there
st, and having made I- gratefully and realistically -
tors to grant a special is to havefound life's most basic
iy given that unless.
I end as I started, avoid
one month of the date reaching Beyond our Grasp,
licy asked for will bel God being our Helper.

Adve rt ise

with us

14 IJtrrThe Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, AUGUST 06THI 2010

By Sotto Voce
The Election Cases are behind us for the moment and the decisions of the trial judge out
of the B.V.I. are awaited. She promised to be back late August/early September with her
But even before she returns the PAM judges: Shawn, Hamilton and Grant have already
written her decisions for her in last week's Democrat.
They have all ruled in favour of Lindsay Grant and Eugene Hamilton. All easy, straight
forward decisions that did not need any time for consideration, as both Ghost and Cedric
have no case and no point worthy of consideration or merit. They play politics with
everything. They should stop it. Don't mix up our courts with their dirty politics.
If you listen to the discussions in other Caribbean islands on our court cases, you
would hear how very interested they are in knowing what the judge finds in the end. There
are very serious issues of law raised in both cases that the lady judge will have to decide
The issue of whether the holder of a US Green Card is eligible to be a candidate in our
electoral process is relevant for all our Caribbean jurisdictions and not just here in St. Kitts-
Nevis. The way the PAM judges Shawn, Hamilton and Grant have addressed it, you
would think it is just a PAM/Labour matter restricted to St. Kitts.
The issue of how the Lindsay Grant claim is brought and its contents raises many legal
issues which the judge must consider before it even gets off the ground. These issues are
relevant and important to our Caribbean electoral law and practice. Lawyers all over await
the judge's findings. That is wky I find it so silly for people to be trying these cases in
newspapers or on radio talk-shows and handing down decisions long before Her Ladyship
has ruled
Then recently, I had a shocker coming out of the PAM Leadership. They accuse the
Labour Govermnent of paying for Cedric Liburd's legal challenge against Eugene Hamilton,
with public money. They know much better, I am sure. That is never and was never a Labour
thing. Labour's Candidates pay their own way in their private matters. If the Attomney
General has intervened on an issue, which is clearly a point of extreme public importance for
everybody, it does not mean the govermnent is paying Cedric's lawyer.
But, stop there: I can recall whenPAM was in govermnent that the Manager of National
Insurance took out private, personal cases against two Labour Party Candidates. Can PAM
now say whether the Manager paid his personal money for the high-powered, expensive
lawyers he hired? Maybe the PAM judges in Shawn, Hamilton and Grant can enlighten the
public on this one. I hope it's not a case of evil thinks as evil does? Whose money was
The August weekend also brings back memories of the M.V. Christena Disaster to we,
the older ones. The events of that Saturday, 1st August 1970 when so many of us lost
family, friends and acquaintances, when the boat sank with over 300 passengers on board'
is something never to be forgotten.
How the official notification of it was done has never been made public. I gather that
Comrade Brvant who lived in Dorset with his mother (Anne Liburd) at the time was over at
his neighbour, Scratch Ward's home playing dominoes at the time when a call came for him
from the Charlestown Police Station. The police infonned him that they were trying to
locate Premier Bradshaw. The police said that the M.V. Christena had not yet arrived at the
Charlestown Pier and the suspicion was that something was wrong.
Comrade Brvant rushed around to Premier Bradshaw's home at Fortlands and met him
working in his garden, clad in his garden boots. No cell phones existed then.
Comrade Bradshaw downed his tools and got cracking from that time on in the search,
rescue, and recovery of bodies exercise.
News quickly spread and the Bay-front inBasseterre became a hire of activity. Hundreds
gathered as boats set out to sea to offer assistance and worried families awaited news on
the fate of their loved ones.
Why there was no doctor on Nevis at the time I can't explain. And the Newcastle
Airport had no lights for night landing of aircraft. So several lighted vehicles had to be lined
up on both sides of the airstrip to facilitate the landing of an aircraft carrying our beloved
Dr. C.M. Sebastian to Nevis. This was to medically assist those passengers taken to NeviS
who were still alive.
Scores of bodies were taken from the sea water. Later on it became difficult to identifV
people's faces. Mass burial of bodies took place here at Springfield Cemetery for those
brought to St. Kitts. I had a relative who lost his mother, his father and his sister. They were
from Nevis, but lived on St. Kitts and were travelling just for the weekend.
I followed a friend to the pier for him to see off a girl he was courting as she was going
to Nevis for the weekend. He did not plan to go and was not prepared to go. But at the pier
here, he changed his mind and went on to the boat with her. He had no extra clothing or
anything else to make his stay on Nevis for a weekend practical. But he went nevertheless.
That was the last time I saw him or her. Sad, but true.
It is said that time is a great healer. Maybe in some instances this might be so. However
for those of us who were living here on the 1st August 1970, this M.V. Christena tragedy will
never be forgotten. We continue to thank God for the lives that were spared. Many of them
are still living among us. And their stories can bring the incident to life for the younger ones
who were bomn after then.
How very revealing it would be if our radio and television stations here would seek out
such persons and put them on air to tell us of their personal experiences. Hearing about it
from those who were on the boat and have lived to talk about it, are the best way to leamn of

perseverance and support from her
family, Delrease was swomn in as an
Attorney on June 21, 2010 to the New
York state Bar, where she became a
member of New York's distinguished
legal profession.
Ms Tota was recently recognized by
St. Peter's Alumni & Friends Association
for her achievements. St. Peter's Alumni
& Friends Association is a New York
based non-profit organization founded
by alumni of the St. Peter's school.
The Labour Spokesman extends
congratulations and best wishes to Ms.
Tota on her achievement.

Adve rtise
With Us

A, 11 2010



The Property described below wlli be offered for sale by The Registrar of The Supremne
Court by public auction at The Judicial( and Legal Complex, East Independence square,
Basseterre, St Kitta, on Thursday the Ir a aya of,1 210,at 2.' Nr
o'clocke In the afternoon.
The successful bidder will be required to pay at the time of sale a dreposi of one fourth of
blse acepted bid and the balance within one month from the day of sale.
Possession of the property will be given to the purchaser on payment of the depoolt.
Any taxces due on the said property must be paid by the Purchaser.
The Purchaser will. after payment In full of the purchase price, obtain from the High Court
of Justice, a certincate of Title to the property.
The Property will be avalfable for Inspection prior to the date of safe by appointment with
the nesistrar arm T supreme court.

A\LL TI-AT tot at land honeditamnents and p~mrems with building thereon situate at
Newton Genanrd in the Parish of st Paul In the Island of St Christopher ocogntanng
by admeasuremnent 7,483.8 square feet and bounded and measuring as follows:
On the North-East partly by lands ~ocupied by Tryphena Woods, 30.74 feet and
partly by lands occupled by Clive Lloyd, 28.26 feet: On the South-East biy an
unpaved Road, I03,81 feet; On the South-West by lands occupied by Anthony
Gerald, 94.00 feet and On the North-West partly by lanrds occupled by Tryphena
Woods. 59.02 feet and 33.73 feet and prtly by lands occupied by Clive Lloyd
19.91 feet; all as the same la described in a Certificate of Title dated the II" day of May
2001 and registered In Book A3 Follo 189g of the Register of Titles of the island of Saint
Christopher in favour of CECIL EDWARD "GUS" WILLIAMS of St Petess, In the Island
of Saint Chda~topher as registered proprietor thereof

The upset price for the above land shall be ECS145.000.00.

Delrose Tota is a native of St.
Peter's Parish, St. Kitts, where her
brother Glenrov Tota still resides. She
is the daughter of Bridget Tota and
Terrence Thompson. She immigrated to
the United States at the age of five (5)
where she resided in the Bronx section
of New York with her family.
Delrease, in pursuit of fulfilling her
dreams and the hopes of her late
grandparents, Frances and Cameron
Tota, of becoming an attorney, enrolled
at Buffalo State College. There she
earned a B.A in Political Science and
one in English as \sell as Master in
English. Thereafter she earned her J.D
at the University Of Detroit Mercy
School Of Law in Michigan.
After years of schooling, unwavering

Dtated th dlay f Q1-2010


Delrease Tota sworn in as

an Attorney in New York

The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, AUGUST 06THI 2010 15

Dear Reader I would like you
to close your eyes and imagine a
world without the sun? Could you
feel and see the darkness? Where
is the light? Where is the activity?
There is no movement as if
everything is standing still -
lifeless. The world is filled with
disease, due to lack of Vitamin "D"
which comes from the sunlight.
Everybody would be looking
deathly pale of skin, due to lack of
Let me expound the message I
am trying to portsa to my readers.
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are less fortunate. Spread the
sunshine, spread the joy, and
spread the love. Let others know
that others care for them. This
spreading of sunshine does not
reflect on the clothing of children.
It can reflect on the adults as well.
Don't take that beautiful dress
that you do not wear anymore and
put it on the floor of the kitchen or
the bathroom to absorb water. It
E could look good on some other
female who wears it to church.
res not When you give away, you are
nd into rewarded with new clothes.
;e out One day, one of those persons
unshine who lives on the street, stopped
asy as my car and said that he wanted to
hand go to church and he is begging me
nostrils for two shirts, because my pants
hat we cannot fit him. I left immediately
and returned with three church
for five shirts. About six to eight weeks
;is how later I received six shirts from
us. The friends who were away in other
d everT lands. I did not write, fax, text,
es in telephone or in any way
s freely communicated with them. It is like
air we whatlIwas telling you awhile back.
le good Cast your bread upon the water
morning and you will find it. You cannot
are you reap if you do not plant. You
u today cannot light up your pathway if
d today you do not light up the path way
g good of others. Life is not a one way
rful day street at all. You give, you receive.
There are other ways you can
he Lord give. An old neighbour could be
rejoice living by themselves; on a Sunday
`ul day you can call that neighbour and
ful day either invite them over for lunch
brother, or take the lunch over to that
. All it neighbour. What a way to spread
unshine some sunshine on a Sunday.
rit, is to At Christmas time, we can
ords to share our Christmas meal with
mething some less fortunate person. What
,u in on a way to spread the Christmas
Shhhh. sunshine message of sharing and
caring "For God so loved the
;hine in world that He gave His only
ns, you begotten Son." Sunshine is
ourlife, sharing. Sunshine is the
nd into brightening up of some one's life.
ives. It Sunshine is caring.
'ead on A certain gentleman who held
be able a high position in the country, was
If you heard boasting up at the Robert
waters, Llewellyn Bradshaw Airport that
to find when he travels, he always travel
spread first class. He was lamenting the
be able fact that LIAT did not have first-
'hich to class facilities for him to travel. He
,u have was travelling to Antigua. Today
reap it. that big-shot individual is retired.
Inshine His children do not live with him.
others? He does not socialize: he has no
hine by friends. When vou see him on the
,rth the streets, he looks lonely and
y of us pathetic. You would feel sorry for
-grown him. He is loaded with money. The
ool and sad thing about this individual is
e many that nobody calls out to him,
uld use simply because he did not spread
;ome of sunshine to light up anybody's life.
ight not In not lighting up other
,ut that people's lives he could not
e not in possible light up his life a lonely
man, a man whose life is in
,proach darkness. When we light up other
69-664- people's lives, we make the world
tribute a better place to live in for all of us.
se who

Sunshine is therefore important for
these creatures of the dark.
Without it, everything will go
There is a love song "You
light up my life, you give me hope
to carry on." This is a worthwhile
song to any woman who has been
able to penetrate the fibres to the
heart of any man, making her his
queen and the light of his life.
This song is a tribute to any
man whose woman holds him in
such high esteem as to compare
him with the sun, bringing light
and love, joy and happiness,
motivation and inspiration to her
life. For this is what the sun does
for us. It brings light and life to
our lives. It brings meaning to our
lives. It brings hope to our lives.
Today was a good day, but I
am hoping that tomorrow would
be much better. By the way, reader,
that love song could have been
sung to the sun. You light up my
life. That is the message I want to
impart to mvreader from the onset.
The sun is about life and
inspiration, and so, my reader, you
are a sun unto yourself, capable
of spreading the joy of love,
understanding, concern for others.
All of us can light up the light of
others. We can spread the joy, we
can spread the happiness, we can
cause hope to
spring up
eternal into the
hearts, the
minds and the
souls of our
fellow menand
How many
of us keep this

BT us Howmanlocked up in
of us fail to
realize that our
lives could be

Ce likened unto
the sun,
lighting up the
lives of
hundreds of
, Z-DaH, other people.
Cindy, Look at the
7hid, mtio-Oneman
to a hundred.
ekiah, Multiply the
ralteS, effects of three
hundred, three
~thousand, and
I thirty
nigh t, thousand .
c, Look at the
effect my dear
pm It does not
take money to
do so. A
person does
not have to
worry about
touching him
or her

she is remanded in prison for over
a year before the case is tried or
that person is taken before the
Judge at the High Court. You knew
that person before they committed
the offence, but, during the time
that they were imprisoned,
enjoying one or two hours out of
their cells, the lack of sunshine on
their bodies for any real length of
time, has made them look pale. If
they are fair of skin, they could
mistakenly be taken for a person
of the white race.
The other day I was
hospitalized for about three
months. When I was discharged
from the hospital, those persons
who saw me remarked that Ilooked
like a white man, because I was
looking so fair. It canbe truthfully
said that sunshine is vital to a
healthy body and a healthy skin.
Sunshine also lights up the soul
and our surroundings. Sunshine
is necessary for us to determine
the beginning of and the ending
of every day. We know when it is
working time and we know when it
is resting or sleepy time.
There are creatures which
depend upon their survival by
emerging out of the darkness in
order to prowl for food. Without
sunshine there would be no rest
for these creatures of the dark.

Ag .


bankbook. A person do
have to push his or her ha
his/her pocket to tak
am thing. Spreading the sr
is as simple and as e
breathing free, fre s
unpolluted air through our
and into our lungs, so t
could live.
If we do not breathe i
minutes, we are dead. This
important the breath is to 1
sunshine, which each ane
one of us possess
abundance, can be given a
and as cheaply as the
breathe. All it takes is a litt
morning brother, good m
sister. Hello Sister! How ~
today, brother? How are yo
sister? You are looking goo
brother, you are looking
today sister! Have a wonder
today. Enjoy it.
Today is the day that tl
has made let us be glad and
in it. Today is a beautif
brother. Today is a beauti
sister. Lift your spirits up I
left your spirits up sister
needs in spreading the sr
is to lift a soul or to lift a spi
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By Contributor
At a Cocktail Reception held
here on Tuesday night of last
week, July 27th, at the Arrivals
Hall, Port Zante, Basseterre,
veteran broadcaster and public
relations guru, Mr. Goldwin O.
Caines, M.B.E., was formally
honoured for the 50 years of
exemplary and dedicated service
he has given to the Federation of
St. Kitts and Nevis as a public
The ceremony was held under
the distinguished patronage of the
Acting Prime Minister and
Minister of National Security,
Immigration, Foreign Affairs,
Labour and Social Security, Hon.
Sam Condor and Mrs. Condor, and
was chaired by Mrs. Astona
Browne, the Permanent Secretary
in that Ministry.
Among the large number of
invited guests in attendance were
the Governor General, His
Excellency Sir Cuthbert Sebastian;
the Minister of Health, Social and
Community Development and
Gender Affairs, Hon. Marcella
Liburd; the Minister of Tourism
and Intemnational Transport, Hon.
Richard Skerritt; the Minister of
Education and Information, Hon.
Nigel Carty; other senior
government officials; Sir Edmund
Lawrence, Managing Director of
the National Bank Group of
Companies; former Minister of
Government, Messrs Rupert
Herbert and Cedric Liburd; senior
officers from the Police Force and
the Defence Force as well as
representatives of the local media
Minister Condor apologized
for the absence of the Prime
Minister, Dr. the Hon. Denzil
Douglas who was overseas on
official government business and
he began his address stating that
some may ponder on the type of
man that Mr. Goldwyn Caines
should be classified as to that he
answered in many ways.

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media house in the Federation to
having close to ten additional radio
stations today. We are fortunate
to have hadd uny o m nds and

allo ede IZ hto ma n ai its

celebrate our 50th Anniversary in
March of 2011 and to have
survived for this length of time is
due in no small measure to the
contributions of Mr. Goldwyn
Caines," he said.
He said that his influence had
an even reached further to persons
that listened to his programmes
like 'Musica Latina.
"If you look around in the
audience this evening you will see
a gentleman by the name of
Wesley Wharton who now
spearheads the IT revolution of the
government, he was trained and
shaped by Goldwyn O Caines and
many others who are in leadership
positions here today that passed
through the hands of Goldwyn O.
Caines. I do not claim to be one of
them but I grew up listening to ZIZ
at time when wit and intelligence
were the order of the day and that
was the type of food we grew up
on and so many who are in
leadership positions are there now
because of what they ate listening
to ZIZ," he said.
The Minister of Tourism and
International Transport the Hon.
Richard Skerritt thanked Mr.
Caines for his work in shaping the
public relations segment within the
sector while he held the position
of Assistant Permanent Secretary
from l987-1995. He indicated that
although he was not fortunate to
have worked alongside him, the
individuals who did, gave him high
words of praise.
"I very quickly today asked
three of his former work colleagues
from the Ministry of Tourism and I
want to list what their responses
were. One individual said that
public relations was his forte and
that he was a strong Labour Party
supporter but yet he did all the
work for the government at the time
when PAM was in office. Public
servants need to do the job which
they are employed to do, regardless
of which political party they
support and which party is in
government. Goldwyn Caines
exemplified that, he was the public
servant who did what he did on
behalf of the government at the
time but did not stop support the
party of his preference," he noted.

Presentations were made to
Mr. Goldwyn Caines by
re csentath esh em brsth th

plaque was presented to him by
the Governor General, Sir Cuthbert
Sebastian, on behalf of the
Government of St. Kitts-Nevis.
T.D.C group of companies,
Courts and LIME also made
The man of the hour, Mr.
Goldwyn Caines, during his
response indicated that he now
knew why persons were honoured
after they passed away, rendering
them speechless, for now during
his time of tribute he himself had
been rendered speechless.
He did however muster up
words of thanks and gratitude to
the many persons in attendance
to celebrate with him.
"Fifty years is a mighty long
time and it has not been easy ....
Though the roads were filled with
many a challenge, setbacks, pitfalls
and untold problems of many
shapes, sizes, colours and
complex xions, I am proud and
pleased to say that I was able to
capitalize on the wealth of golden
opportunities available to persons
in pursuit of budding public
service career' he stated.
Several entertainment items
were a part of the ceremony
including a drumology by Mr.
Royd Phipps, a pan solo y former
Minister of Health, Mr. Rupert
Herbert; a cultural presentation by
Valon Masquerades and an
extempo calypso by Creighton
Pencheon, Director of Culture
(and a former calypsonian) and
Royd Phipps, which went down
very well with the large and
enthusiastic crowd, many of whom
were looking forward to an
appropriate response from the
former calypso king, who was a
master of the art when it came to
witty and extempo calypsos.
Rounding off the evening's
programme was Mrs. Telca
Wallace of NEMA who delivered
the Vote of Thanks.
The ceremony was blessed by
Archdeacon Valentine Hodge of
the St. George's Anglican Church.

Photos by Willet's Studio

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His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Cuthbert Sebastian
1' .. `.. ;re i plague to Mr: Caines
"In my view Mr. Caines is synonymous with terms such as dedicated,
trustworthy, visionary, humble, and compassionate and he can be
considered to be an excellent role model for many of our citizens. He
blazed the trail for several underprivileged poor black from the rural area
to Basseterre in the St. Kitts-Nevis Grammar School which was preserved
for the elite few and he came and was as comfortable as anyone there. So
those of us that were fortunate to have received a secondary education
owe their place in this new system to people like Goldwyn who paved
the way for them and so we want to thank him," he said.
The Acting Prime Minister paid glowing tribute to the honouree,
highlighting the sterling contributions he made as a former Calypso
Monarch (the Mighty Professor), as Public Relations Officer (PRO) to
Premiers Robert Bradshaw, Paul Southwell and Lee Moore; also as Public
Relations Officer to the Ministry of Tourism the National Emergency
Agency (NEMA) from 1997 until his retirement from the public service
recently, and hosting ZIZ Radio popular talk show, 'Prime Talk.
Mrs. Astona Browne, during her opening remarks said that she was
pleased to have known such a man who would have had so many honours
bestowed upon him.
"Just last month Mr. Caines was the proud recipient of the award
Member of the Order of the British Empire which is conferred on those
that have given outstanding service that merits public recognition. Mr.
Caines has given 50 years to the civil service, no small feat considering
that there are those who are struggling to make the 15, 20 and 25 year
mark," she said.
She stated 'that Mr. Caines began his public service career as a clerk
in the Pass Port Office and later served in the Electricity Department in
St. Kitts amongst other places before being called to the government
broadcasting service as an announcer and DJ at ZIZ radio in 1960. Over
time he rose to become a senior announcer within the organization and
later became the General Manager of ZIZ Radio and Television Station
ZIZ Broadcasting Company (ZBC) Chairman Mr. Peter Jenkins
speaking on behalf of the company, highlighted the role of Goldwyn
Caines to his organization. He indicated that had it not been for the
foundation set by Mr. Caines, ZBC would not be the powerhouse it is
"I have been able to oversee in a sense the transformation or the
liberation of the media; we have gone from ZIZ being the only electronic


The Hon. Sam Condor ii. r ?s
Prime Minister addressing the
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Gold wi n Ca3 nes honou red

for 50 yea rs of exe mpla ry

Service as a public serva nt

Celebrations! But?

Champion! Guyana is Champions"! Yes, Guyana was crowned
inaugural champions of the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship,
following a one-wicket victory over Guyana in the Grand Final last
This reminds me of the 1966 hit from Kitchener "Cricket Champions"
celebrating the victory of the 1996 West Indies Cricket Team over Mother
England. The chorus goes like this: England must understand; we are
the Champions!
Well, the Caribbean must understand: Guyana is the Champion! And
the hero of the deterministic match was Jonathan Foo who played the
innings of a lifetime to trump memorable bowling from Ashley Nurse. He
struck four fours and three sixes in an unbeaten 42 from 17 balls that
earned him the Man-of-the-Match award, as Guyana, in pursuit of 135
from their allocation of 20 overs, overcame Nurse's five wickets for 3 5
runs in his allotted four overs to hit the j ackpot with one ball remaining.
Davendra Bishoo, later adjudged the tournament's Most Valuable
Player, struck the winning runs, with an extra cover drive. It was fortuitous
though as the ball ricocheted from the hand of diving fielder Larry Babb,
and SuliemanBenn gave chase from cover, somehow managed to misfiled,
allowing Bishoo and Foo to come back for the second run to seal the
Guyana have now won a regional Twenty20 championship for the
second time, following their capture of the 2006 Stanford T20 Cup. As
per the rules of engagement, they will represent West Indies at the
Champions League T20 in September (2010) in South Africa.
Foo was simply herculean in his effort. When he came to the crease,
Guyana were 72 for five with the cream of their batting all of their line-
up of West Indies batsmen dismissed. The 19-year-old demonstrated
a maturity beyond his years throughout the competition, and while the
rest of the Guyana batting threw their wickets away, he remained calm,
resolute and enduring.
The Barbadians did not perform according to their potentials. Only
Jonathan Carter demonstrated the stock of sills that are resident in the
Barbados team. His second straight half-century however only managed
134 for five from their 20 overs after choosing to bat on the hard, true
Queen's Park Oval pitch. The left-hander struck four boundaries in 57
from 61 balls, but he was never fluent throughout his innings. No other
Barbados batsman passed 20, as they typically got bogged down by
Guyana's battery of spin bowlers.
Dr Julian Hunte, President of the WICB has hailed the tournament as
a huge success. He believes that WICB have stumbled on a good
business product. He praised the organizers, the players, members of
the management for the eight teams, and the match officials for their
enthusiasm, professionalism, and commitment to West Indies cricket.
He said, "It was a quality event and the people of the Caribbean have
every reason to be proud of what we saw on the fields at Kensington
Oval in Barbados and Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad. The entire cricket
world witnessed what we have on offer, via our broadcast partner ESPN,
and it looked really good. The people of the region are the ones who

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made it happen and we at the WICB
want them to know they did a
fantastic job."
He thought the Champions had
made because they were
professional. He said, "Special
congratulations must go to the
Guyana team for that tremendous
victory. They played very well as
a team and had to fight hard for
their wins. The final was one to
remember and the Guyanese
showed the value of self-belief as
they came from behind to record a
miraculous victory. Barb~ados also
played well and deserved to be in
the final and I want to say well
done to them as well. It was a
delight to see several new players
coming to the forefront and
showing their quality and we hope
to see much more of them in the
future as we strive to revitalize
West Indies Cricket."
The Saint Lucian cricket
administrator really believes that
he has found something good,
"Throughout the tournament you
could feel the vibes and it was clear
there is still that passion among
West Indians. In the first stage in
Barbados the fans came out to
show their support and in Trinidad
it went to another level, with close
to 50,000 spectators watching the
spectacle. At the WICB we aim to
build on this as we try to ensure
that cricket in the Caribbean
remains the game of the people."
Michael Holding however
does not think so, as he sees the
new product, T20 detracts from a
tradition that is rooted in Test
cricket, is concerned that the
balance of cricketing power has
shifted to India and ponders the
considerably greater sums of
money which the Indian Players
League makes available to those
players who are suitably equipped
and disposed to playing the T/20
Is it true that what the current
West Indian batsmen need most
to take West Indies out of the
abyss of Test cricket is the very
thing that T20 may be frustrating?

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generations of sports fans with a
lesser tolerance of extended
encounters who want to witness
the full extent of a contest without
having to wait five days for the
eventual result. To those fans -
and they probably number in their
tens of millions, perhaps more. Test
cricket is here to stay and by the
quality of the competitions among
the leading teams, it will be very
difficult to be replaced by other
Less one forgets, the real
challenge for the WICB is to get
on the commercial bandwagon of
T20 Cricket. For the Caribbean T20
to have any future viability it must
bring to the market, the media
coverage, multi-million dollar
sponsorship and endorsement, the
high quality players and the
attractiveness that it make be here
today, tomorrow and in the future.
As I stated, last week, Nit el
forget that the commercialism of
cricket have deepened with the
invention of the new product
Twenty/20. The IPL event involved
one billion dollars in TV rights for
a10 year period; 12,700
advertisement slots on Sony for
the 59 games betweenApril l8 and
June 1: players earnings $3 million
in prize money; $5 million for title
sponsorship rights for five years:
and full houses in most of the
venues. The T20 is for those who
can guarantee access to momies
What will become of Dr
Hunte's dream? Only time will
prove either Holding or Hunte

We know that what the current
batsmen stock of batsmen need is
adaptation to the longer version
of the game that is, test cricket
demands mastery of the art and
craft of batting. But the T20 calls
for batting, bowling and fielding
under pressure, versatility and
improvisation, the ability to adapt
to the varying demands of the
several phases of the short game
and the understanding and
application of the rules of the game.
If batsman has not yet developed
the mastery of the batting art, he
could easily develop the "bad
habits" of the T20 and, carry them
over into the test arena which is a
test of perseverance over five
days. The T20 is ideal for the other
departments of the teams and
particularly ideal for the bowling
department. It helps the up-and-
coming bowler to develop mastery,
control, mental fortitude and
superior concentration.
Despite the fact that the new
product (T20) is likely to pose a
serious challenge to the
development of test cricket for the
WICB for a very long time, as I
have argued elsewhere, the T20
phenomenon is here to stay
because it is the commercial arm
of cricket. Test cricket will always
have its adherents, those who
revel in the ebb and flow of the
game over several days that allows
for the fullest display of the range
of talents and tactics that are
frequently displayed in protracted
contests. There are those, on the
other hand, particularly younger

A total of thirty-six representatives from youth groups, community
groups and churches within St Kitts and Nevis participated in a trainer
of trainers workshop in personal financial management on Saturday, 24
July 2010 at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.
The workshop emphasized a participant-centered approach to
learning and the importance of using multiple training techniques to
create maximum learning effectiveness. Techniques included role play,
case studies, group discussions, visual aids, games, songs, music, drama
and story telling. The session also highlighted the importance of the
seating layout as a key ingredient in creating a teaching environment
that fosters full participation and involvement among trainees in the
learning process.
The feedback received from participants indicated the following:
*The training session was well organized, informative, interactive
and entertaining.
*The subject matter was timely, given the current global and
economic financial crisis.
*The teaching methods were simple, practical and would aid the
participants in their teachings of money management issues.
*The material provided was practical and could be immediately



The Ministries of
Health in St. Kitts and
NeVIS ar0 monitoring
the Dengue Fever
situation in the

region. There is no
outbreak in the
Federation at this
time. In view of the
eXCeSSiVe rainfall,
prevention and
contrOl meaSHYeS
must be given the
highest priority.

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incorporated into the activities of
the participants in their groups.
The groups represented
included the Nevis Leo Club,
Church of God of Prophecy
Spanish Mission, New Testament
Church of God Nevis, Faith
Tabernacle Church, Women
Helping Women, Anglican Young
People's Association, TAGGED
Beacon of Hope, Youth Impact
Network, Living Word Christian
Centre, Community Achievers
Project, Church of Christ,
Charlestown Secondary School, St
Kitts and Nevis Young People's
Association and St Kitts and Nevis
Amateur Athletics Association.

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1/41b Onion vex with his leader for allowing de Young
PAMites crew to throw him off de radio talk show on
Saturday, saying he's too old and cannot attract any young
people to de party.
Dey say he now complaining bitterly how de embattled
PAM leader is allowing them to do as they like and treat him
like a real small boy. He's truly a weakling and hopeless
SDey say de Young PAMites crew is also blaming de 1/
41b Onion Chairman of leaking de Gang of 5 letter to the
press and they are now openly campaigning to get rid of
him as the Party Chairman, and have one of their own
choosing to replace him
Word on de street is that even daddy busing de dickens
out of de Harvard U university joker for his poor judgement at
the Marriott and for making a fool of himself at the party's
public meeting in Sandy Point, saying he announcing de
deal with a complete stranger.
SDey say if he did catch him when he was coming out of
de hotel with the stranger, he wouldd" fix him so good that
he wouldd" never mek such a big mistake again (which
has put an end of his political career).
Rumour has it that "Queen Cassandra" and de pappy-
show fellow now got it out ding dong. She say she never
know he was so moomoo. He gie up he papers big, big and
now he has no place to run to, to get away from de shame
and scandal that he is plagued with.
SDey say Shawn a leh go he mouth all over Sandy Point '
saying he neither want US Green Card nor passport; de
Yankees (Lindsay and Gene) g one and he (Sparrow) take
over now. There's nothing now to stop him from taking full
control of the party's leadership.
Some PAMites were heard arguing about who is PAM's
biggest spin doctor Sylvene or de Tipsey doctor on de
radio. And de Tipsy doctor came out de clear winner.
One source say he was promised de Governor General
job. So, he's singing for his supper and has assured his
drinking pals, that it will be party can't done at Government
House, if he gets de job. They won't have to walk with no
more flats in their pocket like him. It will be drinks galore on
de house.
Since his humiliating election defeat de Harvard
University joker has lost plenty weight and has become very
restless. Dey say de Tipsy Doctor told him not to take on de
advice and recommended medication of his doctors and
has promised to help him out with some of "de ting" in he
Since Gene telephoned his friend Lennox in New York
and tell him that Stogumber catch he and his lawyers wid
dey pants down, Lennox fraid to "call-een" on de "Voices"
He want to know how Gene could tell him that Cedric
had not case, and now de judge say merit in de case and
tried de case.
Big tug-o-war in de East for de PAM candidacy, but
Leroy say this is his time; neither the flip-flop Basketball
Manager, nor de two young female lawyers in de race could
match up to him.
SDey say de Harvard University joker has been advised
by "De Fly on de wall" to move his candidacy to Central
Basseterre, to give him a good excuse to bow out gracefully
next election, He say he prefer a licking from Labour's "Royal
Lady" than to face a second crop of blows from Labour's
champion in Constituency 4.

investigating an incident
involving young woman, Tamaya
Duporte who was shot in the back
on Tuesday night, August 3rd, at
Government Road (Charlestown)
in the vicinity of the Alexander
Hospital. She is originally from St.
Kitts but has resided in Nevis for
some time now.
At press time yesterday she
was still patient at the Alexandra
Hospital and is said to be in a stale
The Police are seeking the
assistance of persons who may
have information regarding these
two incidents. Such persons can
contact Police stations in their
respective communities in St. Kitts
and Nevis.

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these institutions lock in
mechanisms for greater
consultation, collaboration and
coordination of regional policies
between and among national and
regional technocrats, but most
importantly and for the very first
time, the meaningful involvement
and engagement of Parliamentary
re pre sentative s, including
Opposition members, in the
development of policy initiatives
will be allowed. All debates and
deliberations of the OECS
Assembly are to be broadcast
across the Economic Union area.
To ensure that the interests St.
Kitts and Nevis are optimally
safeguarded, the input of the
public, the Federal Cabinet, and
the Federal House of Assembly
willbe enlisted at every step of the
policy cycle, from the development
to implementation phase.
As such, it is critical that we all
become savvy citizens of the OECS
in order to fully effectuate
Economic Union as an imperative
strategy in fulfilling the
develop ment potential of our
region. This series on the OECS
Economic Union endeavours to
be gin the conversations that
would steer us along this path.
Until next time, please go tothe
website of the OECS Secretariat at to access the
following documents (scroll down
to "Featured Documents"):
*Revised Treaty of
Basseterre Establishin the OECS
Economic Union
*Feature Address of the
Chairman of the OECS, Dr. Denzil
Douglas at the Signing Ceremony
of the Revised Treaty
*Remarks by Dr. Len
Ishmael, Director General of the
OECS at the Signing Ceremony of
the Revised Treaty
*"Economic Union Treaty:
For more information on the
overall vision behind regional
integration, you will find a
tremendous resource in the book
Time for Action: Report of the
West Indian Commission(1992).

Central Basseterre.
The incident is reported to
have occurred sometime after
8:00pm, at the junction of Fort
Thomas Road and Thibou Avenue.
Herbert, it is alleged, had shortly
before purchased from a nearby
shop, when he was attacked by an
armed gunman.
He sustained several shots to
the body and was pronounced
dead at about 8:55pm (Monday)
while undergoing emergency
surgery at the Joseph N. France
General Hospital.
Herbert, who hails from the
McKnight area, is the eighteenth
person in the Federation who has
been murdered for this year.
In other Police news, Officers
of the Criminal Investigations
Department (CID) in Nevis are

OECS Economic Union for AII

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis
The enterprise of regional integration has been a hot topic since the
recent signing of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre Establishing the
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Economic Union on
18th June 2010...and rightly so. The deepening of integration amongst
the Member States of our sub-region, particularly those with Full Member
status, namely, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Christopher
and Nevis, St. Lucia, Montserrat and St. Vincent and Grenadines, is an
exciting and timely development of which we should allbe exceptionally
Kittitians and Nevisians have good reason to celebrate and to claim
special ownership of this historic moment. After all, not only is the Treaty
Establishing Economic Union, as well as its predecessor, named after
the historic and beautiful Basseterre, but St. Kitts and Nevis has also
been the site at which many of the seminal steps towards OECS
integration have been taken by our leaders. It was here that the first
Treaty was signed in 1981, some twenty-nine years ago and it was here
that the Declaration of Intent to enter into Economic Union was signed
in 2006, as well as where, in December 2009, the Revised Treaty was
initialled to authenticate our leaders' commitment to the process.
As citizens of a nation that has been at the vanguard of regional
integration, it is important that we continue to lead the way by availing
ourselves of every opportunity to learn about the meaning and
significance of the OECS Economic Union concept and how all of us can
affect the process so that each can be an active participant rather than a
spectator in this noble enterprise.
In a recent commentary, one eniticism that was levied at our region's
leaders is that Caribbean integration has been a "Prime-ministerial, paper-
based and people-less" process. Indeed, one of the first facts to learn
about the Revised Treaty is that even as it entails complex, legalistic and
highly technical elements that will have to be delicately parsed and
imparted to the public, it also involves the institutionalisation of
mechanisms to bridge the "democracy deficit" that has long plagued the
regional integration movement at both the CARICOM (Caribbean
Community) and OECS levels.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis, as the national
focal point on OECS matters, is committed to finding innovative,
stimulating and effective ways to educate the cross-section of public
and private interests in our society and to build awareness as to the
benefits to bederived from deeper integration.
This article is the introduction to a weekly series issued by the Ministry
of ForeignAffairs which will seek to answer the pressing and fundamental
questions relating to the Economic Union process, its origins, history,
rationale, features and impacts. This will be part of a public awareness
programme that will be intensified over the coming months to ensure
that our students, business persons, workers all and sundry would
be fully seized of the main elements of "Economic Union" as well as be
updated on the permanent structures that are being put in place by our
Government to ensure that the process remains open, transparent and
consultative. Our aim is to foster a sense of connectedness with and
ownership of the OECS integration movement so that it can be driven
not just for the people but by the people.
Further to this aim, new institutions namely, the OECS Commission
and the OECS Assembly -will become operational when the Treaty is
ratified and comes into effect by the 21st January, 2011. Not only will

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