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Governor General to

deliver Speech from the

Throne Next Wednesday

at Opening of National


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MARCH 3RD 2010 (CUOPM) -The policies and programmes of the fourth-
term of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party Administration of Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Denzil L. Douglas will
be outlined next Wednesday March 10th at the Opening of a new session of the National Assembly.
Governor General His Excellency Dr. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian will deliver the traditional Speech from the
Throne following the election of a Speaker and the Deputy Speaker and the taking of the Oath by all members
on the government and opposition benches.
Prime Minister Douglas' St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) received a renewed mandate from the
electorate on January 25th 2010 winning six of the eleven seats in the lawmaking body.
Returning to the lawmaking body are Hon. Dr. Earl Asim Martin, (Labour St. Christopher 1); Hon. Sam
Condor (Labour St. Christopher 3); Hon. Shawn Richards (PAM St. Christopher 5); Hon. Dr. Denzil L.
Douglas (Labour St. Christopher 6); Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris (Labour St. Christopher 7); Hon. Mark
Brantley (CCM Nevis 9); Hon. Vance Amory (CCM-Nevis 10) and Hon. Patrice Nisbett (NRP Nevis 11).
Newly-elected representatives are (Hon. Marcella Liburd (Labour St. Christopher 2) and Hon. Eugene
Hamilton (PAM St. Christopher 8). Ms. Liburd previously served in the National Assembly as s senator and
Also taking the oath will be two government senators Sen. the Hon. Nigel Carty and Sen. the Hon.
Richard Skerritt and lone opposition-designate Hon. Vincent Byron Jr.
With the election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker and the administering of the oaths to all members, the
proceedings of the lawmaking body will be suspended to await the arrival of the Governor General.
Sir Cuthbert is expected to take the Royal Salute and inspect a Guard
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Published by: The St. Kitts-Nevis Trades & Labour Union
Ag. Managing Director Editor: Dawud Byron
Masses House, Church Street
P.O Box 239. Basseterre. St. Kitts. West Indies
Tel: (1 869) 465-2229 <> Fa: (1 869) 466-9866

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PAM A party in

need of a facelift and

a new philosophy
The talk of the country, especially on call-in radio programmes,
is that the People's Action Movement (PAM) needs a new way
of thinking with respect to the advancement of young people in
the political realm-we are not talking here of young political
candidates, like in the recently held elections, who were mere
mouthpieces for old PAM stalwarts and their old philosophies.
We can all remember how the old members of the PAM
crawled out of the wood work to campaign on the platform and
off the platform in the January 25 elections-people like Richard
Caines, Oliver Spencer, Sydney Morris, Michael Powell Constance
Mitcham-in a desperate attempt to save their losing party-it
was all to no avail because the people recognized that it was the
same old khaki pants and old faces behind the operation of the
PAM party. Nothing had really changed.
If the PAM party is to really move forward, a new vision, a
new philosophy and brilliant young minds are needed for this to
take place.
The recent appointment of Mr. Vincent Byron Jnr as Senator
on the opposition bench speaks to the fact that the PAM is still a
party of the old guard. It is not that Mr. Byron is not a mature and
professional man; rather it is that he is from the old PAM (And
we are not here referring to his age).
The party should be paving the way for young people to carry
the mantle of the PAM into the future.
It is amazing that after 15 years of not being in power, the
leaders of the PAM are still talking about the Simmond's legacy
and holding on to his jacket. It is time for the PAM to craft a new
vision, to chart a new course and to adopt a new philosophy.
The Labour Party by far is a party with a vision for the future.
The young people of the party are its lifeblood. It is the young
people who turned out in massive numbers to vote for Labour on
Election Day. This recognition alone is the driving force for
Labour's inclusion of the young people in their policies, plans and
The launching of RED (Ready, Energetic and Devoted), a group
of young people, politically motivated and empowered speaks to
the future of a Labour Party with a vision of the future. The
young people are the future, just as much as they are the present.
If the PAM party is serious about advancing their party into
the future, then the Simmond's legacy cannot continue to dominate
the party's political landscape. The young people must be in the
forefront of the party with new blood, fresh ideas and a different
philosophy in order for the party to be viewed as a party of the
future with a bright vision and as a viable and credible alternative
to the Labour Party.
If this is not the case, then the PAM party will continue to be
viewed as a party with a legacy that has left a bitter taste in
people's mouth and it will continue to be rejected by people who
know the legacy of victimization, discrimination and intimidation
of the PAM.

The Labour Spokesman



MARCH 4TH 2010 (CUOPM) -
Newly-appointed Senior Minister
and Minister of Agriculture, Dr. the
Hon. Timothy Harris will outline
plans and programmes for
increasing food production and
articulate a role for agriculture in
the stability and transformation of
the economy of St. Kitts and
The Senior Minister is no
stranger to the agricultural sector,
having served as the Minister of
Agriculture, Lands and Housing
in the First Labour Party Labour
administration that served over the
period 1995-2000.
A release from the Ministry of

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Agriculture said that Dr. Harris spearheaded the revitalisation of the
livestock sector which was then suffering from a tropical bont tick
He began the decentralization of agricultural support services to
rural communities and established Outreach Centres at Tabernacle and
Fahies. Tabernacle and Con Phipps were designated for Livestock
Development Centres and long term leasehold agreements for farmers
were pursued.
"Dr. Harris pursued cooperation with stakeholders and presided over
the launch of what was to become an Annual Celebration of Agriculture
Day and recognition of farmers," said the statement.
It said that the Director ofAgriculture, MrAshton Stanley will provide
an overview of the performance of the agricultural sector for 2009 and
the expected outcomes for 2010. Programme leaders are also expected to
make a presentation.
Agriculture stakeholders including CARDI, IICA, the Republic of
China on Taiwan, and the Embassy of Venezuela, are expected to be
represented at the opening session.

Rotary Club of Liamuiga to host celebrated Pianist at

luncheon benefit concert of the general public can purchase
tickets atEC$100 from members of

March 3, 2010: Celebrated
international Pianist, Robin Colvill
will be the main attraction at a gala
concert and luncheon supported
by the Rotary Club of Liamuiga to
help to raise funds for relief efforts
in Haiti following a devastating
earthquake in January. The event
will take place on Sunday March
28th, at the Sugar Bay Club, in
Frigate Bay.
Described as one of the
busiest and most popular pianists
performing in Britain and Europe
today, Mr Colvill has performed for
members of the Royal family and
given numerous recitals at Major
concert venues in London.
The concert which starts at
12:30pm will include works by
Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky,
Gershwin and others and will be
followed by a buffet luncheon and
a complimentary glass of wine.
DirectorofCommunity Service,
Lee Bailey said, "It was difficult to
turn down the invitation to support
this event, when we were briefed
by Mr Anthony James who is one
of the organizers. Our Club is also
well known for organizing a number
of piano concerts over the last few
years and we thought the idea of a
Sunday lunchtime concert to be
appealing, given the cause."
A number of other businesses
in the Frigate Bay area are to be
thanked for their support of this

event. Veral Marshall of Diamond
Cut will prepare a buffet luncheon
which comes with a glass of wine
compliments Rams Group of
To support this event, members

the Rotary Club of Liamuiga or Mr
Anthony James at 465 5853.
Tickets are limited, so interested
patrons should secure their tickets

St. Kitts Displays Its Warmth At

The New York Times Travel Show
Representatives Bring Smiles and Authentic Kittitian Hospitality to
the Snow-Weary Crowd (cont'd on next page)

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Chantelle Byron pours sample of Brinley Gold Rum

The Labour Spokesman

General to
deliver Speech
from the Throne
at Opening of

(cont'd from page 1)

Police Force, the St. Kitts-Nevis
Defence Force and the Cadet
He will thenbe welcomed by
the newly-elected Speaker and
Prime Minister Douglas and
escorted to the National
Assembly to deliver the Speech
from the Throne his third since
his appointment in 1996.

(cont'd from page 2)
Basseterre, St. Kitts (March 2,
2010) While most of the New
York metropolitan area was
blanketed in snow, there was only
sunshine and warm Kittitian
hospitality at the St. Kitts booth!
The island participated in the New
York Times Travel Show at the
Javits Centre again this year from
February 26-28, 2010, enticing
attendees to get out of the cold
and feel the warmth of St. Kitts.
Over the course of the three-
day event, thousands of Show
attendees including potential
travellers, travel professionals, and
media stopped by the St. Kitts
booth to learn more about the
destination and sample various
flavours of the island's own
Brinley Gold Rum.
Representatives from the St. Kitts
Tourism Authority's New York
office Jacinth Henry-Martin,
Sinclair Chiverton and Chantelle
Byronwerejoinedby JeffPirkl from
The Hermitage on Nevis, all
providing a first-hand experience
of genuine Kittitian hospitality. As
a special treat, two of St. Kitts'
authentic masquerades, Lenbo
and Tumba Freeman, performed
traditional folkloric dances in their
colourful costumes and tall,
feathered headdresses right in
front of the booth, drawing a large
crowd as people walking by
stopped to watch. Many
interested folks took home
brochures and other materials, so
their inquiries can continue even
after the Show's end.
"Participation in the New York
Times Travel Show is a wonderful
way for us to have direct contact
with potential visitors in this key
metropolitan area," said Mrs.
Rosecita Jeffers, CEO of the St.
Kitts Tourism Authority. "Anyone
attending the show is already
interested in travel, so encouraging
them to choose St. Kitts gives us
the opportunity to support the
non-stop flight from JFK on
AmericanAirlines and also impact
our arrival numbers for 2010."


St. Kitts celebrates historic win

in Leeward Island Debate

(cont'd from page 1)

Members of the St. Kitts D, ina,,i team proudly holding up their
trophy after their historic second 3-peat win in the Leeward Island
Debate Competition (LIDC). (Photo by Akedia Christopher)
debated in opposition of the moot "The rights ascribed to today's children
have resulted in a marked decline in levels of discipline onthe Caribbean".
St. Kitts amassed a total of 651 points defeating Nevis by just one
point (650).
Queeley of the St. Kitts Team emerged as both the Best Speaker of
the debate (for that night) as well as the winner of the esteemed title of
Best Overall Speaker of the competition.
In their first debate of the four night competition held on Saturday
night (February 27th) St. Kitts defeated Anguilla opposing the topic -
"When Caribbean leaders sign agreements with controversial leaders
the outcome will be detrimental".
In the other match -up on Saturday night the Nevis team defeated
the British Virgin Islands securing a spot in the finals against St. Kitts.
In their match-up on Friday night Nevis came out victorious defeating
Antigua and Barbuda.
In the opening contest on Thursday night (27th February) the British
Virgin Island defeated Montserrat.
The St. Kitts Debating Team returned home on Monday morning
and on their arrival at the Ferry Terminal in Basseterre, they were warmly
welcomed by officials, family members and other well wishers.
In an interview with the Team leader of the final competition, Isalean
Phillip, she said that "the debate was an enlightening and exciting
experience where I am proud of myself and the St. Kitts team for our
Best Overall Speaker of the competition, Kasim Queeley, said lt\ .a
avery exciting experience as well as nerve wracking. It is very relieving
and refreshing that we won the trophy until next year.
Queeley explained that he gained a wealth of information during the
preparation stages for the debate and is willing to educate his peers on
the information he gained.

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"It is relieving to know that all our hard-work paid off and that we
retained our championship title," he said.
The St. Kitts Debating Team for the entire competition comprised,
Kasim Queeley, IsaleanPhillip, Xavienne-Roma Richardson, Patrice Harry,
Ian Carr and Elsie Harry.
The team was commended for their extraordinary accomplishments
by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Denzil Douglas during the 'Ask the PM'
show hosted on ZIZ Radio on Tuesday morning.
He said that they had done their country proud, having won the
competition for the tenth time, and three times in a row, twice; and that as
young people "they have truly outdone themselves".
"I am extremely proud to talk about their accomplishments," he
declared as he went on to commend the coaches, family and teachers
who all had done their part in keeping these young debaters focused
and on track for these many months of rigorous practices and tireless
The Prime Minister concluded by congratulating both the victorious
St. Kitts team and their runner-up in the competition, the Nevis team,
"for ajob well done".
Countries participating in this year's competition were St. Kitts, Nevis,
Montserrat, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda and the BVI. St. Maarten
did not take part in this year's event.

PM Douglas and

CARICOM Heads to meet

World Bank President
(cont'd from page 1)
week, that he was expectant that discussions between CARICOM Heads
of Government and World Bank President Mr. Robert B. Zoellick would
"result in the identification of new and viable approaches to the treatment
of some of the major challenges facing our Region."
Dr. Carrington said that the financing of mitigation and adaptation
measures with regard to climate change was one such challenge the
Community would highlight. But, perhaps the most pressing issue, was
the "crippling debt burden" of those Member States which were accorded
middle income status and due to their graduation, did not qualify for
concessionary debt reduction.
"This is one form of graduation that we do not embrace and have no
role in its determinations. We are in a category of those who bear their
fair share of the burdens without contributing equally to the cause," the
Secretary-General said. He stated that these were reasons why the Region
must seek to have a voice in the major new structures influencing global
decision-making such as the Group of 20 (G20) and the Davos Forum.
In this regard, the Secretary-General noted that the Community could
only succeed through "determined united regional action."
Representatives of the World Bank met with CARICOM Finance
Ministers in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday as part of the preparations
for the discussions which will take place between CARICOM Heads of
Government and the President of the World Bank at the Twenty-First
Inter-Sessional Meeting in Dominica.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THOMAS LEE HALL, the Registered Proprietor of
Unit 1 E of Leeward Cove Condominiums, Frigate Bay, Frigate Bay, in the Island of St.
Christopher but presently residing at Halfway Bush, Auckland, New Zealand has applied
to the Registrar of Titles for the issue of a replacement Certificate of Title for the said
Unit 1 E in lieu of Certificate of Title dated 27t December 2002 registered in his favour
in Condominium Book 4 Folio 36 of the Register of Titles for St. Christopher Circuit on
the basis that the said Certificate of Title has been irrevocably lost.
Any person who may be in possession of the Certificate of Title or may have any
information which may lead to its recovery, please contact:

Michella Adrien, Solicitor
Chambers, South Independence Square Street
Basseterre, St Kitts


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Workers prepare to grasp

your opportunities

It is now clear that there is a steady recovery in many countries from
the world economic slump which has precipitated so many millions of
workers into joblessness and poverty. We in St. Kitts-Nevis have been
spared the worst effects. Indeed some of our major companies have
posted substantial profit margins albeit at lower levels than previously
It seems that prospects for workers in this post-election period, in
which the Labour Government has been given a renewed mandate to
carry on its development programme, are very encouraging.
We take this opportunity to congratulate the Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas
and his Labour Party Colleagues on a splendid victory and wish them
every success in their fourth successive term of office.
The programmes outlined in their manifesto include plans for
continued job creation which is a requirement at this stage of our
development if workers are to satisfy their hopes and aspirations.
The financial services sector was identified as a possible area for
growth following the transition from sugar production. However, some

YES Programme focuses

on customer service

BASSETERRE ST. KITTS (March 3, 2010) -Fifty-five computer
and hospitality skills graduates of Youth Empowerment through Skills
(YES) Programme were on Monday, March 1, brought together at the St.
Paul's Community Centre, as they embarked on the second phase of the
The enthusiastic students were introduced to the two-month course
by YES Programme's Field Officer, Joseph O'Flaherty, who explained
that it would familiarise them with the basic elements of customer service
that are a prerequisite at the workplace. The course includes lessons on
understanding business environment.
Manager at the YES Programme Secretariat, Leslie Connor, informed
the students that they would be certified at the end of the two-month
course, but key to achieving that goal would be attendance. He was
accompanied by Vaughn Edmeade, also a field officer with the YES
"To be certified there has to be a minimum 80% attendance," observed
Connor. While saying he expected the best of them, he reminded them
that their conduct and dress code both in and out of office could determine


Leslie Connor, manager at the YES Programme Secretariat
addressing the new customer service students at the St. Paul's
Community Centre. The three instructors appear on the left, facing
the students.


very stringent measures and
scrutiny have been introduced by
the developed countries, notably
the United States of America and
France in regards to the
development of this sector.
It is important therefore that
persons seeking to take advantage
of the opportunities offered in this
developing arena prepare
themselves and equip themselves
with the skills necessary to become
competent players in this regard.
Such opportunities would
include book-keeping, accounting,
auditing and financial control.
Mastery of a foreign language or

their promotion at the workplace.
"Be of best behaviour and avoid
Also addressing the trainees
was June James, a member of YES
Programme's training and
implementation committee. She
informed them that whatever skills
in customer service they would
gain from the course would help
in their working life, reminding
them to take it seriously as "they
(instructors) are not running a
baby care class but are here to
impart knowledge to assist young
people to acquire skills to function
in the job market."
The class has been split into
three groups, where instructor
Seana Williams will be in charge of
group one. Maaisha Liburd will be
in charge of group 2, and Cliota
Crossley will be in charge of group
3. The course will run Monday
through Friday from 9am to 1 pm
for three sessions per day, and
instructors will rotate.
Two instructors will handle the
customer service aspect of the
training while one will handle the
business aspect. When given
chance to address their new
students, Seana Williams
complimented them on their
punctuality, Maaisha Liburd
requested them to make the course
an interactive one, while Cliota
Crossley implored them to learn
more and participate more.

two would pay dividend. So you
may ask, who can benefit from all
The answer is this. Not only
college and university graduates
but also ordinary folks working as
bartenders, waiters and
waitresses, housekeepers, sales
clerks and labourers can make the
transition by pursuing the
necessary training in their spare
The facilities for training are
there. Government has created an
Information Technology training
centre. In the private sector there
are persons and institutions
offering training in accountancy.
The head of one of these
institutions was heard to say how
disappointed she was that locals
were not making adequate use of
this facility. Most of her students
were from abroad.
It follows that the job
opportunities in this sector will be
seized by persons from abroad and
the government will miss its target
of providing higher paying
alternatives for locals.


So we appeal to all young
persons and those still young at
heart not to be content with limited
resources and opportunities. The
power lies within you to launch out
from your comfort zone and
embrace the changes that are
Forego the computer games
and the roadside lime, and the
television soap operas, and take
up a new pastime, that of training
and learning for new job
You do not have to wait until
adversity overtakes you and then
have to desperately search for new
employment. By preparing
yourself now, you can voluntarily
seek and embrace new
opportunities which are more
lucrative and more rewarding.
These sentiments expressed
regarding the financial services
sector apply equally to other
sectors of the economy. We shall
explore these further in
subsequent issues of Trade Union
Outreach, in the meanwhile; get
busy, get down to it.

By: Jean Thomas

Remembering the missionary
Around the year 1952-1953 when I was a child around 8 or 9 years,
there arrived from England a man and his family, and they settled in the
town of Sandy Point. His name was Clifford William Hope.
As it was in those days, Sundays were very sacred. It was so sacred
that as a child all that I could remember was attending worship all day
Sunday. The first stop was at the Methodist Church, at 9 am, followed
by Sunday school in the Methodist Church Hall and then is was lunch
After Lunch, the first Sunday School in the afternoon that I attended
was Brother Hope's (as he was affectionately called), at the Bethany
Hall. I also attended many other church schools on Sundays.
Today, however I wish to pay tribute to Brother Hope who passed
away last month at the age of 97 in England. Brother Hope, in the words
of Dr Joseph Halliday, stated at the Memorial Service held in his honour
on Monday 22 February, that "he was unassuming, and was therefore
much loved and respected. He also, laboured untiringly not only in
Sandy Point, but also other Gospel Halls in St Kitts Nevis and Anguilla,
where he assisted in the construction, or renovation of halls, and in the
ministering of the word".
Brother Hope did much for the community in Sandy Point and Fig
Tree. Remembering that I said I knew him from a child, when the time
came for me to travel to England, in 1962 it was he who arranged for me
to be met on arrival at Southampton where the boat docked. (Those
days we travelled by boat to England) He also gave me a letter of
Brother Hope was a true Missionary and taught the young men in
the community, the skills in carpentry and agriculture. While women and
girls, were taught sewing, and horticulture by his wife. They truly
laboured in the vineyard for Christ.
I was happy that I had the opportunity to attend the Memorial Service,
which was attended by Brethren from all over the island, Nevis and St
Thomas, USVI. As I remember him and his work, I pray that his soul will
rest in peace.

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By: Sotto Voce

How the PAM/CCM coalition could flex so? If they in opposition
and they behaving so pompous and mighty, can you imagine what this
country would be like under a Sheriff or a Lindsay Grant? Heaven help
The Labour Government made welcome overtures to the NRP
Government in Nevis, which resulted in Patrice Nisbett becoming our
Attorney General. This show of unity between the Government in St.
Kitts and the Government in Nevis was a very welcome development to
most citizens inboth islands. But PAM and CCM had to find all sorts of
negatives about it. Dr. Douglas was looking "insurance" for Labour -
said the PAM.
Then, the CCM saw the NRP "selling out" to Labour (whatever that
means), and Patrice Nisbett "sacrificing" his political future as a result of
the move.
Neither PAM nor CCM saw any benefit to be gained by St. Kitts-
Nevis as a result of the unity move. But if PAM had won 4 seats and had
joined with the CCM to form the government, as they both were hoping,
only all positives could flow from a PAM/CCM Coalition. What a set of
The pompous Sheriff, and his equally wealthy and pompous Lindsay
Grant, were to have their hopes dashed by the Kittitian electorate on the
25th January, 2010. They fought so hard to keep the existing 25-year-old
Boundaries intact, and had "injunction fever" raging all over this land.
They never imagined they could lose on the old Boundaries.
Look at how they persist in keeping all the spent election issues
"alive and kicking" among their supports. They still counting votes in
several Constituencies. Even the man they appointed as Opposition
Senator frequented their FM chatting stupidness from time to time. He
said at one time that PAM would challenge all 6 Constituencies won by
Can you imagine that? At the rate of negative going, we shall soon
find out which Party, between PAM and CCM wins the award as "the
most ridiculous Party in Opposition". They have been trying hard to
outdo each other, even before the Parliament opens.
Who could imagine that the appointment of a Deputy Speaker could
create such a stir and havoc among the PAM and CCM as it has done?
Both PAM and CCM see it as a major event. Poor both of them! In a
Parliament in which 9 voting members will sit on the Government Benches
and 5 on the Opposition Benches, how can this be turned into such an
opportunity for fun and frolic by the Opposition?
The Deputy Speaker can still contribute fully and partisanly in
debates. His vote will still be counted. He only acts for the brief moments
when the Speaker is out of the House. That has been our history and
practice since Independence. So why are they making it appear to be
such a major issue?
PAM should know that such irresponsible behaviour usually results
in Labour winning ALL 8 seats at the next General Elections.
Can anyone please reveal the name(s) of the Sport(s) of the "Ask
Washie curse, demonize and attack Dr. Douglas and Labour Show" on
WINN FM? Some persons) seem to have a deep interest in keeping our
people divided and at each other's throat long after the Elections are
It was Carlton "Licky Bird" Dupont who first sponsored it on his
early morning daily programme over WINN FM. But it eventually fell out
of favour with those who had encouraged it at the outset. Both Dupont
and Washie's daily verbal onslaughts on Dr. Douglas and Labour went
totally overboard and created embarrassment for the very FM.
Dupont since then went on pause and Washie was employed by old
PM to campaign against Labour leading up to the elections. People like
Richard Caines, Oliver Spencer, Sidney Morris and even Kennedy
Simmonds and Powell all returned from the political wilderness tojoin in
the effort to remove the Labour Party from government.
In this failed effort some business and church leaders threw their
weight behind PAM. This compromised the so-called NGO Coalition
which was led by a PAM activist church-man, and kept intact by
foundation PAM businessmen, who all sacrificed principle, decency
and fairness on the altar of partisan, political convenience.
Their movements and releases were so politically biased and lacking
in factual content that people were able to see through it all in short
Well, the "Ask Washie course Labour and Dr. Douglas Show" has
returned since the elections in all its plenitude of venom, spite, hate and
divisiveness as between PAM and Labour. It operates as if the elections

were not yet over and there is
imminent victory for PAM
somewhere. It is such a ridiculous
and foolish show at this time that
its sponsors need to be exposed
for the public to know who is
behind all this nonsense. The
public must be told whose money
keeps this crap on the air.
During one of his farcical
shows he tried desperately to
equate the present 7 government
to 4 opposition elected members
in Parliament to the 1993 Election
4-4 result in St. Kitts. He seemed
to be encouraging those who were
unhappy about the Election results
from 25th January to organise and
stage "civil disobedience" in St.
Kitts. He had his radio host
desperately trying to get him to
conform that he was not asking for
violence, but for peaceful protest.
What benefit is such talk to the
country at this time? Who stands
to win anything from it? Can it help
Washie's party (PAM)? Of course
not; they are struggling to remain
credible as an entity.
Labour's majority cannot be
diminished, decreased or
undermined by anything he says.
Perhaps the PAM faithful get
encouragement from it. But the
message is unhelpful to anyone,
and the messenger does not have
a politically favourable history or
pedigree. His ventures into
politics were all abysmal failures.
And his only fame politically is the
ability to jump from Labour to
PAM, then back to Labour, and
then back to PAM. Long may he
reign as the King of Political fence-
Let's face it, we live in very
challenging times globally; we are
favoured that we can remain in the
privacy of our homes, and through
television and internet use, we
gain knowledge of the world we
live in. We are readily able to
discern our favourable standards
of living and the rating of our
country among its peers. So even
though there are some among us
who prefer to talk negative all day,
every day, we can judge for
ourselves that we are favoured to
live in a blessed country as good
as any, and far better than many.

The Labour Spokesman

Photo: File photo of St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister ...... r,,i
with students of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) during
a visit in 2003. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

Zionshaw Joseph wins Miss Back 2 Roots 2010

By Charles Miller Jr
On Friday, February 26th, the
audience of the Miss Back to
Roots show held at Carnival
Village, cheered in agreement as
Zionshaw Joseph was announced
the winner in the wee hours of
morning, Saturday 27th.
The show organized by the
History Club of the Clarence
Fitzroy Bryant College involved 6
young female students of the
college competing for the title, as
they displayed their talents and
beauty on stage.
Joseph impressed the judges

of the competition as she walked
away with 3 of the 4 segments of
the show Best Introductory
Speech, Best Creative Wear and
Best Talent.
She led the way with the total
of 93.72 points. Following her in
the 1st runner up position was
Jascur Hobson with 77.86 points.
Coleen Fyfield was awarded the
2nd runner up position with a
total of 73.92 points.
Other participants in the
competition were Tivanna
Richards, who was awarded Best
African Wear, Kerchelle Harris,
and Shemoy Wyatt.

Entertainment was provided by
talented performers such as The
H2o Dancers, Lights Out Band,
Black & White, and 4 peat
Calypso Monarch, Konris
Zionshaw was then crowned
by 2009 2010 winner of Back 2
Roots, Miss Davina Doras
The Back 2 Roots show is used
to remind people, especially the
youth of today of their heritage
and the struggles the slaves
endured. It is always staged in
February, Black History Month


St. Kitts and Nevis

debaters receive

congratulations from PM

Kitts and Nevis participants in this weekend's Leeward Islands Debating
Competition have come in for high praise from the Federation's Prime
Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.
"The young people of St. Kitts and the young people of Nevis,
sisters and brothers in our blessed two-island nation, marched proudly
together toward the finish line symbols of youthful dedication, youthful
commitment to excellence, youthful bravery and accomplishment, all,"
said Dr. Douglas during his weekly radio call-in programme "Ask the
Prime Minister" on Tuesday.
Dr. Douglas said it was extraordinary and very fitting that the young
people of both of our islands would bring that proud mantle home -
together, in first and second place with St. Kitts getting a total of 651
points and Nevis, a total of 650.
"In an era of so many distractions and so many toxic options, we
really must commend the coaches, the families, the teachers, and the
communities who all did their part to keep these young debaters focused
and on track over these many months of rigorous practice and tireless
preparation," said Dr. Douglas as he congratulated the St. Kitts Team
Leader, IsaleanPhillip, supportedby KasimQueeley and the Nevis Team
Leader, Joanne Flemming, supported by Krysta Liburd.
He called on the Federation to "give these young debaters the credit
and recognition they deserve for having caused St. Kitts to be the first
country or island in the Leeward Islands to have won the competition
three times in a row twice. And they have also caused St. Kitts to have
won its tenth Leeward Islands Debating Competition more than any
other country or island in the 38-year history of these competitions."
Dr. Douglas said that the young people have truly done themselves
proud and it was with pride that he is able to talk about their



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As the telethon's presenting
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The Labour Spokesman

The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MARCH 05TH 2010 M 7

During the month of January
just gone by, the PAM Party
perpetrated a terrible hoax upon a
certain group of people in Nevis.
During the period in question,
certain well known PAM agents,
activists and propagandists
phoned in regularly every week on
the VON Radio Tuesday night and
Wednesday night Call-In
programme to say that the Labour
Party is finished. PAM would form
the next government. And January
26,2010 wouldbe Freedom Day in
St. Kitts and Nevis.
What was noticeable was that
it was only the PAM activists and
propagandists who were
politicking on VON Radio during
the Call-In Shows. Of course,
Labour supporters would call in
from time to time, but only to rebut
the false information that the
PAMites had been spreading
At first supporters of the
Labour Party wondered why the
PAM party was using the VON
Radio programmes to campaign in
Nevis, seeing that neither PAM nor
Labour was fielding any
candidates in Nevis.
It soon became clear what
PAM was up to. The PAMites were
preparing the minds of the people
of Nevis to be receptive to a likely
call tojoin a PAM/NRP or a PAM/
CCM coalition after January 25,
Labour won 6 of the 8 seats on
St. Kitts and in an effort to forge
more harmonious relations
between the St. Kitts
Administration and the Nevis
Island Administration, appointed
the Hon. Patrice Nisbett from the
NRP to be Attorney General of St.
Kitts and Nevis.
Certain politicians in Nevis
have put their own peculiar spin
on the action of Prime Minister
Douglas in respect of the
appointment of the Hon. Patrice
Nisbett as Attorney General. The
spin-doctors in Nevis have been
saying that Prime Minister
Douglas appointed the Hon.
Patrice Nisbett to be Attorney
General as a safety net in case the
High Court gives the seat in
Constituency #4 to Mr. Lindsay
But that is only one way of
looking at the entire post-election
political situation. One can also
say that if the High Court confirms
the victory of the Hon. Glenn
Phillip in Constituency #4, then the
status quo of the Labour Party
Government would remain the
On the other hand, if the High
Court declares that the Hon.
Shawn Richards and the Hon.
Eugene Hamilton both possess
dual citizenship and are ineligible

to sit in the National Assembly,
then the Labour Party Government
may endup controlling 7 or 8 seats
in St. Kitts, rather than the 6 seats
which the party won inthe January
2010 General Elections.
The situation is in a state of
flux and everything depends on the
outcome of the cases now before
the High Court. We must
remember also that after the 2004
General Elections, the PAM party
challenged in Court, and lost, the
election results of three (3)
victorious Labour Party
Every now and then, since the
Labour Party is in power, a group
of political pundits in Nevis rail
against certain provisions in our
Independence Constitution,. They
say that the Constitution places
Nevis at a certain disadvantage.
If this is so, then those pundits
ought to realise that the present
Labour Party Government had
little or nothing to do with the
drafting of that Constitution. The
final draft was prepared and
approved by the members of the
1980 PAM/NRP Government.
What those pundits fail to take
into consideration is that under the
very same Constitution, the
politicians and people of Nevis can
determine and decide which party,
whether PAM or Labour, will form
the Government in St. Kitts.
That is something that no
politician or political party in St.
Kitts can do to the people of
Nevis. Why should a group of
people who do not live in St. Kitts
or vote in St. Kitts decide which
party is to govern St. Kitts?
In 1980 the NRP joined with
PAM to form the government of
St. Kitts although the Labour
Party won more seats than PAM
and secured more of the popular
votes than PAM and the NRP
when combined.
The Hon. Joseph Parry of the
NRP joined with PAM in 1993 to
form the PAM/NRP Government in
St. Kitts. In 1993 the Labour Party
won 4 seats and the PAM party
won 4 seats as well. But the
Labour Party won the
overwhelming majority of the
popular votes.
In spite of all that, Mr. Parry
was able to join with PAM to give
to St. Kitts people a government
that they did not want and did not
vote for. If the people of St. Kitts
wanted a PAM Government
we would have voted for a PAM
Some people of Nevis have
been criticising the Hon. Patrice
Nisbett unjustly and unfairly. It
must be remembered that the
battle-cry of Mr. Simeon Daniel at
the 1980 General Elections was
"Secession At All Cost". Yet after

winning a seat he joined withPAM
to form the PAM/NRP Government
in which he served as Minister of
Finance. In time, both Mr. Simeon
Daniel and Mr. Joseph Parry
became Premier of Nevis.
The historic victory of Dr.
Doulas and his Labour Party seem
to have added the brains of certain
spin-doctors in Nevis. They seem
unable to assess Patrice Nisbett
in a cold, hard, impartial, objective
and dispassionate fashion. What
those spin-doctors should do is
apply the same logic, the same rule,
the same measure to Patrice
Nisbett as they have applied to Mr.
Simeon Daniel and to Mr. Joseph
It must be remembered that Mr.
Patrice Nisbett's merger with the
Labour Party did not catapult that
party into power. Labour won 6 out
of the 8 seats on St. Kitts. And
whether Mr. Nisbett's merger is
crucial or critical to the survival of
the Labour Party Government,
depends not on Mr. Nisbett, but
on the outcome of all the 2010
Elections Cases before the High
Within recent times a group of
PAMites with faces of brass and
the conscience of a sewer rat, has
been calling our Prime Minister a
"dictator". The term "dictator"
however is misapplied insofar as
it is directed at the current Prime
During the Simmonds
Administration, the PAM
Government went into the National
Assembly and passed a special
law to forcibly acquire the private
lands of Mr. Charles Mills of
Sandy Point. The lands so
acquired, were passed on to the
family of a well known, high-
ranking PAM member. That was an
act of dictatorship, pure and
Year afteryear, during the PAM
regime, the firm of External
Auditors, auditing the books and
accounts of the St. Kitts Air & Sea
Ports Authority reported to the
government that the ( lI.iiinii n\ a
using the funds of the Deep Water
Port for purposes that were not
authorised by law.
The Chairman had been using
the funds of the Deep Water Port
as if such funds were his own
personal and private funds. In
spite of repeated warnings from the
External Auditors, the Simmonds
Administration did nothing about
the matter.
People's Action Movement
(PAM), the members of the PAM
Cabinet, took for themselves, their
friends and their families the
choicest bits of government lands
(sugar estates lands) for residential

purposes. Even Cabinet Ministers
from Nevis, who already owned
land in Nevis, were allowed to take
land in St. Kitts.
Some of the lands that were
taken were never paid for until
1995, when the Labour Party was
voted into office. You see, the
PAM Ministers behaved like
greedy dictators, grabbing land
here, there and everywhere in St
When people were arrested
and put on the bench in PAM time,
the PAM Ministers used to send
their henchmen to take those
people who had been arrested,
away from the bench inthe Police
Power went to the heads of the
PAM Government Ministers when
the party was in power. The PAM
Ministers took no advice at all from
others, even when such advice
was given during meetings of the
National Assembly., now that
PAM is out of office; the PAMites
still want to be able to control the
government, the country and
everything else.
PAM does not understand
that there can only be one and only
one government at a time. The

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PAMites can always shout
"dictator" as often as they like. The
truth is that PAM will never be
allowed to dictate to the popularly
elected Labour Government.
I pray that the Good Lord
would forgive those PAMites who
have taken to miscalling our kind
and considerate Prime Minister a
"dictator". They certainly do not
understand what they do. They
obviously have forgotten the dark
and dismal dictatorial period that
they were forced to pass through.
In 1995 the electorate
demonstrated its dislike for PAM
dictatorship by giving the Labour
Party a 7-1 electoral victory. To
make sure that it got the rid of PAM
dictatorship the electorate went on
to give the Labour Party anALL-8
victory at the polls in 2000. The
electorate wanted to dump the
PAM dictatorship in the garbage-
bin of history.
Freedom and Democracy are
the hall-marks of our society in this
day and age. Citizens are free to
vent their views without fear of
persecution as Sir Lee Moore and
E. St. JohnPayne were relentlessly
persecuted under the PAM regime.




8 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MARCH 05TH 2010

Joint Press Statement By

The Security Chiefs On

The NGO Coalition Report

On The 25 January2010

Federal Elections

The Security Chiefs of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis would
like to record their appreciation to those members of the security forces
who were instrumental in assisting with the peaceful outcome of the
General Elections, held on the January 25, 2010.
Residents and nationals eligible to vote, went to the polls in exercise
of their constitutional right to elect a government of their choice.
The joint deployment of the security forces island wide, contributed
significantly to the maintenance of law and order, the preservation of the
peace and helped to avert disruptions (planned or spontaneous ) which
were perpetrated with criminal intentions.
It must be noted that the January 25 Elections were monitored by
external observer groups from the Commonwealth Secretariat, the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of American
States (OAS).
A local entity calling itself the Non-governmental Coalition (NGO)
comprising of the St. Kitts Christian Council, the St. Kitts Evangelical
Association and the St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry & Commerce
claimed observer status under an arrangement with the Electoral
Preliminary reports on the Elections issued by the foreign observer
groups congratulated the people of St. Kitts for their good conduct
throughout the period of polling.
Those observer groups also commended the security forces of the
Federation for ensuring the Elections were conducted in an atmosphere
of peace.
The Security Forces endorse the observations of the overseas
observers, who reported that the elections were "fair and free from fear,"
and who recognized the critical role played by the local security
personnel in this regard.
It is ironic, that while the foreign observers endeavoured to be
objective, the local NGO Coalition report sought to belittle the efforts of
the security forces to preserve the peace and integrity of the election
process on Election Day. The NGO in its report made certain allegations,
to wit:
"...there was a very strong presence of the military in Constituency
4 (Half way tree)... the Defence Force personnel were also outfitted in
riot gear with M16 rifles.
"The NGO observers witnessed conservation between Dr Douglas
and the military, in which he berated them for their failure to collect
voters from Constituency 6 in order for them to vote in Constituency 4
and 5.
"It was clearly observed by the NGO observers in Constituencies 4
that military vehicles of the Defence Force were being used to transport
voters from St. Paul's to polling stations in Constituencies 4 and 5".
In light of and considering the erroneous and subjective
pronouncements by the local observer entity, the NGO Coalition, whose
intent is clearly to misrepresent the truth, the Security Forces wish to
state categorically that on no occasion was there any deliberate
altercation between themselves and the voting public, notwithstanding
the attempts by certain political elements to disrupt the free and fair
conduct of the voting process.
The Defence Force Commander denounces the allegation by the
NGO Collation's that on polling day members of the Defence Force were
deployed to Constituency 4 "in riot gear and toting M16 rifles." He
wishes to state categorically that soldiers of the Force did not wear riot
gear on polling day, nor were they deployed with M16 rifles for duties
associated with the elections during the period of polling on Election

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The Defence Force Commander further denounces the NGO Coalition allegation that the candidate for
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security personnel about the disruption of the poll in constituency 4 by the presence of the Labour Party
candidate for Constituency 6" and that "Dr. Denzil Douglas was responsible, in large measure for the prolonged
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polling day and who had to walk eastward along the main road to the location where the Labour Party agents
were positioned, was responsible for the situation. It must be noted that his official vehicle had to travel over
the same "treacherous terrain in the farmlands of Half Way Tree" area mentioned in the report to avoid the
traffic congestion that he is being accused of deliberately creating.
The Commissioner of Police who was in Halfway Tree, can attest to the fact that at no material time was the
Labour Candidate for Constituency No 6 the cause of any traffic congestion as this was a challenge faced by
the Security Forces at various locations throughout the district, and further, there was no disruption of the
polls due to the presence of the Labour Party leader or for any other reason.
The Commissioner of Police will further attest that most of the "altercations" experienced in Constituency
4 on Election Day were direct results of activists of the main Opposition Party and that he had to intervene on
many occasions to placate that group of boisterous bystanders. The report of the NGO Coalition in this
regard is pure fabrication and does not represent the actual facts.
The Security Forces are alarmed at the irresponsible behaviour of this NGO Coalition and condemns its
report a document which can only be described as malevolent and questions the intent of the composite
groups who claimed to have an interest in fairness, safety and security.
On Election Day the presence of the security forces was a welcome relief for those voters who were
taunted while attempting to exercise their franchise, even while certain members of the NGO Coalition made no
effort to dissuade this unacceptable behaviour.
It is our contention that the NGO Coalition report is nothing but a smoke screen to facilitate some hidden
Agenda. The Security Forces have no choice but to demand the total retraction of the numerous documentation
of falsehood and malicious reporting of allegations
The Security Chiefs at this time wish to use this opportunity, to thank all citizens and residents of the
Federation for their cooperation over the years and to reassure all of our continued professionalism, dedication
to the fight against crime in the islands and to preserve law and order.
The security forces are committed to respecting the rights of the people, upholding our constitution and
preserving democracy. We seek God's guidance and solicit your prayers and support as we strive to make our
Federation safe for all.

Kayode Sutton
Public Affairs Officer
St Kitts Nevis Defence Force

The Labour Spokesman


Wedding at the Temple

9- .- "

Members of the Template Dance Group serenade the newlyweds.

Newlyweds exchange rings. From left to right are Evangelist Ray
Andries, Pastor Oslyn Harvey, Apostle Eugene Springette, Wendell
Brookes, Minister i ,,li,, James-Andries, Waveney Garnett, Helen
Jefferson and FitzherbertAudler

BASSETERRE ST. KITTS (March 1,2010) -Amonthafterthe Temple
of Dieppe Bay started holding church activities at the yet to be completed
church complex next to the new Dieppe Bay Police Station, members
celebrated a unique first, with the solemnisation of a wedding in the new
sanctuary on Sunday February 28.
"This is a major step in our spiritual journey," commented the Temple's
spiritual leader, Apostle Eugene Springette, after Wendell Brookes of

Cruise passengers up

33 percent
Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) is reporting more
than a 30 percent increase in cruise ship passengers and a four percent
drop in arrivals in December 2009 compared to the same month the
previous year.
SCASPA's Department of Finance and Statistics indicate that 92,450
cruise passengers disembarked in December 2010 compared to 69,498
passengers in December 2008, an increase of 33 percent.
Although registering a 16 percent drop in incoming flights at the
Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, passenger arrivals decreased
less than five percent in December 2009.
Statistics indicate a total of 12,794 passengers arrived in December
2009 compared to 13,377 passengers in 2008, down 4.36 percent.
Departures increased 3.38 percent numbering 11,306 passengers in
December 2009 comparedto 10,936 in2008.

Three ofthe four cruise ships in Port.

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Brown Pasture Nevis and
Guyanese Waveney Garnett had
exchanged marriage vows in front
of an excited congregation.
The marriage ceremony, the
first to be held at the Temple, was
officiated by Minister Agatha
James-Andries, who later delivered
the sermon under the theme
'Affect lives with your gifts and
fruits of the spirit'. Members of the
Template Dance Group serenaded
the new couple.

Apostle Springette and Pastor
Oslyn Harvey offered spiritual and
general guidance to the couple
before they tied the knot. Giving
away the bride was her brother
Fitzherbert Audler, while
Evangelist Ray Andries escorted
the bridegroom.
The Temple completed the first
phase of its planned church
building development on Sunday
January 31, when it moved the
sanctuary from the Dieppe Bay

In December 2009, LIAT accounted for 4,959 passengers
arriving, American Airlines accounted for 4,180 passengers;
American Eagle, 1,367 passengers; Delta Airways, 622
passengers; British Airways, 490 passengers; US Airways,
341 passengers and Sky Service, 390 passengers.
SCASPA reports that of the 92,450 cruise passengers
who visited in December last year, 12,664 came aboard the
Carnival Victory; 9,220 onVentura; 4,937 onthe Norwegian
Dawn; 4,639 on board the Carnival Miracle; 2,443 aboard
the Queen Mary 2; 2,462 aboard the Caribbean Princess;
2737 aboard the Grand Princess; 3,326 onthe Ruby Princess.
Photos by Erasmus Williams

Fisheries Co-operative building to
the new base up the road next to
the new police station still under
The new church building is far
from complete and according to the
spiritual leader, Apostle Eugene
Springette, they have moved into
the basement hall that is complete
while they seek funds to complete
the ground floor of the main
building that will hold the
sanctuary and church offices.
"God's work has to continue,
and I feel that we have been
blessed to move at this speed,"
stated Springette. "When we first
started, we were in a dilapidated
building in the village that we
shared with drunkards and
gamblers who would use it in the
week and we would use it on
He said that God has used His
people, and through their
donations the Temple has been
able to complete the first phase of
the church complex. He saw the
holding of the first wedding at the
new sanctuary as an acceptance
of his ministry, and he looks
forward to more such activities in
the future.

American Airlines taking offfrom St. Kitts'
Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.

Offers in writing are invited for the purchase of the following:-
At Morne Housing Development 2 storey concrete property
located at Lot #23 at Mome Heights Housing Development, in
the Parish of Saint George, in the Island of St. Christopher.

Separate bids in sealed envelopes should be mailed or hand-delivered
to LEGAL UNIT, St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank Limited, P.O.
Box 343, Central Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts and marked "Private &
Confidential Re Offer of Sale" to reach no later than 31st March


The Mortgagee does not bind itself to accept the highest or any offer.
Sale will be subject to all rates, taxes and other charges that may be
outstanding and payable at the time of sale.
Bidders must include their names, home address and a contact number
on their bids.
The Property MUST be viewed before offers are submitted. For
appointments to view call 465-2204 ext. 1631.
All sales are subject to contract.


10 The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MARCH 05TH 2010

Ne Naio a :ec

recently-appointed National Security Ministers were among the
participants attending the 9th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of
National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) inAntigua last week.
St. Kitts and Nevis' Deputy Prime Minister and Minister with
responsibility for National Security and Immigration, Hon. Sam Condor
and Dominica's Minister of National Security, Hon. Charles Severin
attended the February 25th to 26th meeting. Both ministers were warmly
welcomed by colleague Ministers as the newest Ministers on the Council
and were sufficiently seized of the issues to make interventions during
the deliberations that ensued.
Hon. Sam Condor met with his CARICOM colleagues in discussing
matters of critical importance to the regional security agenda. Major
items on the agenda for the two-day session included the Administrative
Review of the Regional Crime and Security Management Structure which
will recommend methods to improve the efficiency of the operations of
the safety and security mechanism; Preparations for the Caribbean/
United States High Level Dialogue; CARICOM Intervention in Haiti and
updates on Preparations for the ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010
and status reports on the Legal Agenda regarding CARICOM security
Of critical importance to the implementation of the regional security
agenda is the efficient operation of the entities that have been instituted
to undertake the roll out of the initiatives designed to address the security

.i p.

Dominica Minister of National Security Hon.
( li,,/, Saverin

issues of the region.
The Ninth Meeting of the
Council of Ministers of National
Security and Law Enforcement
saw the handing over of
chairmanship of the Council from
Senator the Hon. Martin Joseph,
Minister of National Security of
Trinidad and Tobago to the
Senator the Hon. Dr. L. Errol Cort,
Minister of National Security of
Antigua and Barbuda.
Accompanying the Minister
was Mrs. Astona Browne, the
Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of National Security,

Foreign Affairs,
Labour and
Social Security
who is the

St. Kitts and Nevis' Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of National Security, Hon. Sam

chairperson of the Regional
Security Policy Advisory
Committee, which is responsible
for the administrative and finance
matters, as well as management
and oversight of programmes and
the implementation of the regional
security policy decisions.
Permanent Secretary Browne
represented the Caribbean side as
the co-Chairperson of the Joint
Working Group of the Caribbean/
United States Security
Cooperation in preparation for the
High Level Dialogue scheduled to
take place in a few months in
Washington D.C.
The United States delegation
was headed by Ms Velia De Perro.
Issues relating to the security

cooperation between the United
States and the Caribbean were the
main focus of the Third Meeting
of the Joint Working Group at the
February 24th meeting.
St. Kitts and Nevis
Commissioner Mr. Austin Williams
gave an update on the status of
preparations from a security stand
point forthe all female IC C TI\ CIn -
Twenty West Indies championship
matches that will be held here in
St. Kitts.
Other members of the St. Kitts
and Nevis delegation include the
Commissioner of Police, MrAustin
Williams; Commander of the
Defence Force, Colonel Patrick
Wallace and Dr. Norgen Wilson,
Advisor in the Ministry of
National Security.

PM Douglas congratulates Leader

of the Opposition and senator
Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, M.P.
(Labour St. Christopher 6) has congratulated Mr. Vincent Bryon Jr.,
the senator-designate on the opposition benches in the Federal
National Assembly.
"I congratulate Mr. Byron for this accolade that has been given to
him. This responsibility, this appointment that has been given to him,
that has been announced by the People's Action Movement (PAM),"
said Dr. Douglas during Tuesday's "Ask the Prime Minister" weekly
radio programme.
Dr. Douglas also used the opportunity to congratulate the Hon.
Mark Brantley, M.P (CCM Nevis 9), on his appointment as Leader
of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition in the National Assembly.
The opening of a new session of the St. Kitts and Nevis National
Assembly is scheduled for next Wednesday March 10th following
the January 25th 2010 General Election which saw the return of the St.
Kitts-Nevis Labour Party for an unprecedented fourth consecutive
term of office.
The Labour Party received 60 percent of the votes on St. Kitts
with six seats to the People's Action Movement (PAM) two seats. In
Nevis, the Concerned Citizens

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The Labour Spokesman FRIDAY, MARCH 05TH 2010 11

Dear Reader, the 2010 Elections are over. Labour has won 6-2 in St.
Kitts and yet, people like Washie are going on the airwaves, speaking
and inciting us, the electorate, to take to the streets and demonstrate
because fraud occurred in the elections. People voted in areas where
they were not living. What about the staff of KFC who hail from
Basseterre, but was transported to Old Road to vote, having being
registered in that area?
Labour is not going to on the airwaves and calling their names and
Labour is not publishing their names in the Spokesman. What about
Lawyer Hamilton who never lived in Constituency #4, but is registered
there and he voted there and it is alright for him because he voted for
Lindsay. What are they bawling for? They made the Law, they glorified,
pranced and jumped up when the law favoured them.
The Law is now working on the side of Labour because the gods
realize that PAM is a wicked, bitter, spiteful, hateful, and full of
victimization party. The gods realize that they were given a chance (15
years) to prove themselves, and, having failed the test, the gods have
turned their favour towards the Labour Party,
PAM does not only need a new leader, PAM needs a completely new
attitude and a new direction, but, how can PAM change their attitude of
hatred, when its top class supporters hate themselves because of their
history? They are afraid to look back. They are afraid and ashamed of
where they come from. That is the problem with PAM. If they hate
themselves, how can they love those persons who do not hate themselves
and who are not ashamed of where they come from? It is because the
Labour supporters are not ashamed of their history why they can ground
more with the ordinary folks in the ghettos.
In the 1980's, during the month of February which is the month for
objections for removal of names from the Voters List, Dr. Kennedy
Simmonds would appear at these meetings to represent the People's
Action Movement.
Mind you,, dear reader, Dr. Simmonds was the Prime Minister at that
time, but he could not find any duties more suitable to the running of the
country, except to visit the Electoral Office to execute his dictatorial
powers to ensure that no names were taken off the List, even though
proof was presented that the person objected to, was either dead or has
not voted for many years.
I have givenyou, my readers, the account of Tommy Molineaux who
died and I attended his funeral. Dr. Simmonds insisted that his name
remain on the List. Now listen to this, dear reader. From 1983 1995, it
was alright for Dr. Simmonds and PAM to retain all those persons' names
on the Voters List. Come 1995 and PAM lost the elections, the same
names which Dr. Simmonds, as Prime Minister, insisted that they must
remain on the List, were objected to vehemently by PAM.
But that is not how life works! You cannot have your cake and eat it.
You are either a fair minded person or you are a scamp! Because PAM
was not in power and could not manipulate the Voters' List to their
advantage, they cried foul. They now wanted Voters I.D. They began
issuing lists of persons who are not legitimate voters and they did not
care if they embarrassed their supporters by publishing their names in
their newspaper every week. What a wicked set of spoiled brats. Things
must always go their way. They are behaving this way because they are
the representatives of those white planters who once held sway over us,
but not anymore. Mr. Bradshaw made sure that thatbondage was broken.
Dear Reader, I have just given you a brief history of what used to
happen when PAM was in power, so that you would not be misled by
the shenanigans PAM is trying to foist on us. Moon always run until
day catch up with it. One day you sins will find you out. When you are
digging a hole for your enemy, dig two. All those saying are lessons we
should learn along the journey of life. One of the fundamental lessons
we should learn about politics in St. Kitts, is the history of both parties
- Labour and PAM.
Regardless of the propaganda spread by the likes of Washie, who,
having wasted his formative years in riotous living, like the prodigal son
of biblical times, now finds himself distorting our history for thirty pieces
of silver like Judas of biblical fame, or the propaganda spewed out by the
Democrat Newspaper every week, or by those persons who want to
become our present day oppressors.
You, my reader, must research the history of your country. If you do
that, you will discover that our ancestors were brought here as slaves to
work on the sugar plantations to make other people rich. You would also
discover that the same persons we worked for owned all the land, owned
all the business places, owned the church, owned the policemen, owned
the Magistrates, owned the Judges and were the Jurors.

Buckley's Estate and spread
through the whole of the West
Indies up to Guyana in South
America, our fathers and mothers
were shot down as they protested
from operations directed from the
Democrat Newspaper Building
which was the Headquarters of the
/ Democratic Party which was the
party of the white planters with a
lone black man, who later founded
the People's Action Movement.
We tolled in their cane fields, This black man was giving succour
we were killed, we were discarded, to the white planters as they shot
our women were raped, and our and killed our fathers and our
children lacked medical attention mothers who were fighting for
and schooling. Our children were better working conditions.
given a #2 hoe to go into the cane Not only must we learn about
fields to toil and to make rich, those our history, we must impart that
who owned us and those who history to our infants. We must not
viewed us as a cattle dumb allow the strides we have made
beasts. educationally, socially and
So-called Emancipation came financially from blinding us to our
in 1834 and we still continued to history, for there will always be a
be treated as slaves, for we owned "From whence we came" chapter
nothing and we were still in the history of our lives. If you
dependent upon those who were born in St. Kitts andyou have
enslaved us, for our existence, we become a naturalized American
either lived or starved according citizen, in our passport, place of
to the whims and fancies of those birth will be St. Kitts. This is your
who once owned us and who "From whence you came", history.
begrudgingly set us free. It is telling the officials that you
Conditions were the same. originated from St. Kitts, but you
Nothing really changed, for, when are now anAmerican citizen. I have
those who owned us robbed us of brought out this point to show that
our labour, or raped our women or you should not be ashamed of
killed our children, there was no where you came from.
recourse to the Courts, for who In learning about our history,
were the Magistrates, the Judges you will learn that it was people
and the Jurors? like Mr. Bradshaw, Mr. Southwell,
We must become conscious of Mr. Joseph N. France, Mr. Jamesie
who we are today and where we Liburd and others, who risked life
come from. We, if we are conscious and limb to travel from estate to
of our identity would realize that estate in order to organize the
in the 1935 riots which started at black oppressed people tojointhe

Union because, prior to 1940, the
ordinary folks could not join a
Trades Union, neither could they
form a political party. The only
black person in St. Kitts who could
have joined a political party at that
time, was the man who later
founded the People's Action
Movement PAM.
Now, dear reader, I want you
to answer me correctly, whether
you support the Labour Party or
the People's Action Movement. If
this black man who was affiliated
to the white People's Democratic
Party, later formed a political party,
would that political party not be
working against the interest of
what Mr. Bradshaw and others
were fighting for? The best interest
of the black people is of St. Kitts
and Nevis?
If this black man was
disillusioned with the way he was
betraying us and selling us out,
he will not run and form no party
of his own, especially whenAdult
Suffrage (the right to vote, in 1952)
came and the Labour Party
trounced the white people's
Democratic Party convincingly?
The right to vote came to the
ordinary man and woman through
the hard work, dedication and
determination of Mr. Bradshaw
and his team. We must remember
that. We must remember that the
Democrat Newspaper scoffed at
us for having the right to vote. The
Democrat Newspaper referred to
us as illiterate people having
voting power, just as it scoffed at
us for being able to receive free
Secondary Education.


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A. D. 2010 F ,1
FEB 1 8 21W iV1

In the matter of the Certificate of Title dated
The 17 day of October 1979 registered in Book
T1 Folio 55 of the register of Titles in the Saint
Christopher Circuit
In the matter of the Application for the Issue of
A New Certificate of Title to replace the above
Mentioned one, which is lost.


NOTICE is hereby given of the Loss of Certificate of Title dated the 24't day of May, 1967 which
is registered in Book TI at Folio 55 of the Register of Titles for the Saint Christopher Circuit which
title was issued in the name of CYRIL FREDERICK as registered proprietor.

Any person having information relating to the whereabouts of the said Certificate of Title is
requested to notify the Registrar of Titles for the Saint Christopher or Hesketh. W. Benjamin,
Solicitor, Chambers, Ashton Amory Building, Central Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts.

Dated the/e day of 2010.

keth. W. Benjamin


The Labour Spokesman


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(CUOPM) The late
Jamaican academic and
cultural icon, the Hon.
Professor Rex Nettleford
personified "those
standards of excellence that
are key to the maximization
of human potential
anywhere, and conveyed
that dignity and that
confident self-restraint that
are essential to the
advancement of societies the
world over."
So says St. Kitts and
Nevis Prime Minister Hon.
Dr. Denzil L. Douglas during
a Service of Remembrance in
Celebration of his Life at the
University of the West Indies
Open Campus in St. Kitts and
Nevis on Wednesday
attended by Governor
General, His Excellency Dr.
Sir Cuthbert Sebastian;
Deputy Governor of Nevis,
His Honour Mr. Eustace
John; Federal Minister of
Health, Social Services,
Community Development,
Culture and Gender Affairs,
Hon. Marcella Liburd;
Premier of Nevis, the Hon.
Joseph Parry, Deputy
Premier of Nevis, the Hon.
Hensley Daniel; Chairman of
the UWI Open Campus, Sir
K. Dwight Venner and UWI
Open Campus Country Head,
Mrs. Olivia Edgecombe-
Howell, government
officials, the diplomatic corps
and several alumni.
"How can we best
honour Professor
Nettleford? We can honour
him best by reflecting on the
ideas by which he

lived......and by giving
meaning to those insights
which he, while he still had
breath, presented with such
confidence and dignity to
the people of the Caribbean
- and the world. And in
keeping with this, I will
reflect, this morning, on the
importance that he forever
urged us to place on self-
respect, on history, and on
culture," said Dr. Douglas
to the gathering at the
Open Campus, The
Gardens in Basseterre.
He said: "In his
proclamations about our
responsibilities to
ourselves and to each
other now that we are fully
independent nations, with
complete power to
determine the direction of
our countries and our
societies, Rex Nettleford
reminded us that "without
self-respect, freedom is
empty." Families,
individuals, and nations
alike should remember well
his warning that "those
without self-respect will
lack the self-confidence to
make full sense of freedom.
Not only did he stress self-
respect, he was "self-
"In addition,
possessed of a rare and
expansive intellect, Rex
Nettleford also understood,
far better than most, the
importance of history and
an awareness of one's
origins, to the stabilization,
and indeed the forward
movement, of all nations
and peoples. He was
impatient with those who

believed that everything of
value was to be found either
in the "here and now", or in
our tomorrows," said Prime
Minister Douglas.
He continued: "Rex
Nettleford was troubled by
those who did not
understand power of
history to teach us what to
avoid......what to embrace;
to help us to recognize past
traumas re-emerging in new
forms ........orpast positives
presenting themselves once
again, though sometimes in
disguise. Indeed, Rex
Nettleford, whom we are
here to honour today, spoke
and wrote extensively on
the importance of Caribbean
people "not indulg[ing] in
that blas6 sophistication
which drives too many to go
full steam ahead, led on only
by their headlights, without
glancing periodically into
their rear-view mirrors."
May we, as a Caribbean
people, forever take his
insightful and visionary
words to heart."
"Finally, keenly aware of
the importance of the arts to
the development of the
human soul, and keenly
aware of the importance of
the human soul to the full
flowering of our God-given
potential, Rex Nettleford co-
founded the National Dance
Theatre Company of
Jamaica, an entity that to
this day magnificently
displays to the world the
beauty, the creativity, and
the unique and inspiring
specificity of the Jamaican

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas paying
tribute to Professor Hon. Rex Nettleford during Service of
Remembrance on Wednesday 3rd March 2010.


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The strictures of
colonialism were no match
for the expansive mind and
spirit that would propel Rex
Nettleford from primary
school in Jamaica to
graduate school at Oxford;
from advisory roles at home
to advisory roles at many
multilateral agencies,
including the UN; from
being honoured throughout
the region to being
honoured far, far beyond
Jamaica's shores," said Dr.
Prime Minister Douglas

noted that one of Rex
Nettleford's greatest gifts
was his keen insights into
the ways in which culture
shapes the fate of a people.
"And at this moment in
the social evolution of the
Caribbean, this is a point
that cries out for far greater
thought, and discussion,
and attention. He
understood, when many did
not, that a nation's singers,
dancers, and artists are, in
fact, activists for good or
for ill........whether they
know it or not........because

(right to left) St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr Denzil L.
Douglas; Premier ofNevis, Hon. Joseph Parry; Deputy Governor of
Nevis, His Honour Mr. Eustace John; Governor of the Eastern
Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and Chairman of the UWI Open
Campus, Sir K. Dwight Venner and Mr. Tapley Seaton.
(Photos by Erasmus Williams)

they shape the souls, and
affect the minds, and shift
the standards and
behaviours on which
societies are built," he said
Dr Douglas quoted from
a tribute to Rex Nettleford,
delivered by his dear friend
and colleague, Professor
Edward Baugh, in Jamaica,
on February 16th 2010:
'....all of his work was
driven by one great
purpose: to promote self-
knowledge and a creative
sense of self-worth in the
Caribbean person, a self-
confident sense of identity-
in-community...... In him,
the artist and the activist
were one.......
Said Dr. Douglas: The
man we gather to honour
this morning helped us to
analyze and understand
Caribbean history from our
own perspective, and in the
process, helped us to
understand not only who
and what we are, but, just
as importantly, who and
what we canbe. Though we
can never repay that debt,
let us, in the way we live our
lives, and in all that we try
to help our people to be,
forever try. Thank you, Rex
Nettleford. May your soul
know eternal peace."


Defence and Police Forces

call on NGO Coalition to

retract Report, dubs it

"pure fabrication" and "a

smoke screen to facilitate

some hidden agenda"
Coalition is coming under fire from the High Command of the Royal St.
Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence
The Coalition, which comprises the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of
Industry of Commerce, the St. Kitts Christian Council and the St. Kitts
Evangelical Association has come under severe criticism from several
quarters for its report which only targets Prime Minister and Political
Leader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.
Dr. Douglas who has denied the allegations in its Report on the January
25th, 2010 General Elections.
Monday, the Joint military release said that in light of and considering
the erroneous and subjective pronouncements by the local observer
entity, the NGO Coalition, whose intent is clearly to misrepresent the
truth, the Security Forces wish to state categorically that on no occasion
was there any deliberate altercation between themselves and the voting
public, notwithstanding the attempts by certain political elements to
disrupt the free and fair conduct of the voting process.
"The Defence Force Commander (Lt. Colonel Patrick Wallace)
denounces the allegation by the NGO Collation that on polling day
members of the Defence Force were deployed to Constituency 4 'in riot
gear and toting M16 rifles.'
He wishes to state categorically that soldiers of the Force did not
wear riot gear on polling day, nor were they deployed with M16 rifles for
duties associated with the elections during the period of polling on
Election Day," said the statement.
"The Defence Force Commander further denounces the NGO Coalition
allegation that the candidate for Constituency 6 berated members of the
Force for failing to transport Labour Party supporters to vote in
Constituencies 4 and 5 as a blatant lie, and also condemn the NGOs
Coalition Observers' accusation that military vehicles were used to
transport voters on Election Day' as malicious," said the statement.
The Joint statement from the Police and Defence Forces also state:
"The NGO Coalition report goes onto claim 'Major concerns were raised
by a number of voters and security personnel about the disruption of
the poll in constituency 4 by the presence of the Labour Party candidate
for Constituency 6' and that 'Dr. Denzil Douglas was responsible, in
large measure for the prolong interruption of traffic flow in and out of
Half Way Tree...'
"The above quote from the NGO Coalition report is an unfortunate
assumption that the representative of Constituency 6 who was himself
inconvenienced by the slow flow of traffic along the Island Main Road
on polling day and who had to walk eastward along the main road to the
location where the Labour Party agents were positioned, was responsible
for the situation. It must be noted that his official vehicle had to travel
over the same 'treacherous terrain in the farmlands of Half Way Tree'
area mentioned in the report to avoid the traffic congestion that he is
being accused of deliberately creating," said the Joint Statement.
It further noted that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Williams,
who was in Halfway Tree, "can attest to the fact that at no material time
was the Labour Candidate for Constituency No 6 the cause of any traffic
congestion as this was a challenge faced by the Security Forces at
various locations throughout the district, and further, there was no
disruption of the polls due to the presence of the Labour Party leader or
for any other reason."
It added that Commissioner of Police Williams "will further attest
that most of the 'altercations' experienced in Constituency 4 on Election
Day "were direct results of activists of the main Opposition Party and
that he had to intervene on many occasions to placate that group of
boisterous bystanders."
"The report of the NGO Coalition in this regard is pure fabrication
and does not represent the actual facts," said the Joint Statement from
the Defence Force and Police Force.
"The Security Forces are alarmed at the irresponsible behaviour of
this NGO Coalition and condemn its report a document which can
only be described as malevolent and questions the intent of the
composite groups who claimed to have an interest in fairness, safety
and security," it further stated.

The Labour Spokesman

St. Christopher and Nevis Commissioner of

Police, Mr. Austin Williams

It said that on Election Day
(January 25th 2010), the presence
of the security forces was a
welcome relief for those voters
who were taunted while
attempting to exercise their
franchise, even while certain
members of the NGO Coalition
made no effort to dissuade this
unacceptable behaviour.
"It is our contention that the
NGO Coalition report is nothing
but a smoke screen to facilitate


St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force Commander, Lt. Col.

some hidden agenda. The Security
Forces have no choice but to
demand the total retraction of the
numerous documentation of
falsehood and malicious reporting
of allegations," said the Joint
"The Security Chiefs at this
time wishes to use this
opportunity, to thank all citizens
and residents of the Federation for
their cooperation over the years
and to reassure all of our

Patrick Wallace

continued professionalism,
dedication to the fight against
crime in the islands and to preserve
law and order. The security forces
are committed to respecting the
rights of the people, upholding our
constitution and preserving
democracy. We seek God's
guidance and solicit your prayers
and support as we strive to make
our Federation safe for all," the
statement concluded.
(Photos by Erasmus Williams)

LIME customers thrilled to see

Beyonce iive
March 2010 The 14 winners in
LIME's recent Beyonce text
promotion and their guests had the
time their lives on their lavish,
unforgettable trip to Trinidad to
see the multi-platinum selling,
multi-Grammy award winning diva


live in concert.
The telecoms giant flew the
winning customers, and their
special guests, to the twin island
republic to see Beyonce on the
final stop of her "I Am" tour.
LIME pulled out all the stops
to treat its customers to a full VIP

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Craig&CarletteMartin in Trinidad

experience which included round
trip airfare to Trinidad, VIP tickets
to the concert and transportation
to and from the event venue and
the airport.
By all accounts the reigning
pop princess was at the top of her
game partying with the
thousands of fans who turned out
to see her, and putting on a
sensational show.
LIME's Chief Marketing
Officer, Chris Dehring said: "We
are thrilled that we were able to give
our customers this once-in-a-
lifetime experience and we are
happy that all aspects of the trip
lived up to their expectations."
He added: "This is just a taste
of what LIME has in store for its
customers and we fully intend to
keep rolling out promotions that
exceed our customers'
Mr Craig Martin and his wife
Carlette, winners of the St. Kitts &
Nevis promotion said, "We had a
great time. It felt good to be able
to witness Beyonce's performance
and we are thankful to LIME for
that opportunity."
LIME gave all its customers
across the region a chance to see
Beyonce live through a "text to
win" competition. The promotion
followed on the heels of LIME's
massive Christmas campaign
which saw tens of thousands of
customers throughout the
Caribbean winning prizes,
receiving free gifts and getting big
discounts on products and
services purchased in December.

The Labour Spokesman



when Valer ollttide

Opposing values is something all of have to deal with at some stage
in life, if not on a regular basis. The values held by Christians and those
held by non-Christians are not necessarily opposed, believe it or not.
For instance, both can and for the most part, usually agree on the
immorality of nuclear war. Most can and do agree about the immorality
of racism or the pollution of the environment. And they both agree and
disagree on specifics such as abortion, honesty in business and personal
matters and many other issues of morality. There is much common ground
for which we should thank God. Paul recognized that in this text.
The Apostle Paul had this to say: "For when the Gentiles, which
have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these,
having not the law, are a law unto themselves: which show the work of
the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness and
their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another"
One of the most critical conflicts today is between the ultimate values
of individual happiness versus the value of commitment. The world
says that I have a supreme right to fulfil and maximize myself- my needs
for pleasure, for happiness, for peace and love.
A Christian value that is more important than my right to happiness
is my duty to be committed to family, to my community, to my church and
my fellow men. The most fundamental moral antagonism is between the
absolutizing of individual rights and the God-given duty to keep
The question is how can I tell when I am following the Bible or when
I am simply going along with worldly emphasis? There are issues in life,
on which the Bible does not speak to us directly. On the other hand there
are issues on which ethicists can give us important guidelines.
A brief word about personal morality versus social morality is in
order. Some denominations have a tendency to stress personal morality
over and against social morality. One can attend some churches without
being made aware that there is a morality of how to treat one's
environment. But sensitivity to the world that God made is a very big
moral issue.
Other churches ignore the fact that there is a great moral issue involved
in peace keeping. Some church goers never become sensitive to the
horror and immorality of war among other things.
Certainly, there can be differences in emphases among
denominations. But we cannot be so concerned about personal salvation
and individual morality that we are oblivious to ecological, political or
social morality.


1 Think, speak and feel positive about yourself, others and
situations. Believe in your own worth. Happiness is your decision.
2 Always visualize yourself and your way of life, the way you want it.
Dwell on what you want, then you will gravitate towards that.
3 Set goals, but remember you need goals not for what they get us
but what they do to us. What you become is more important
than what you get.
4 Don't place limits on yourself. TI l .r ... ; r !] r ,ri... ..; rl.. rl..... ..r,r
"I can't".
5 Discipline your mind and intellect. You are in control. You decide
what you put in there, so you determine what you get back.
Knowledge is the essential nutrient for the intellect.
6 See problems as opportunities to learn.
7 Treat yourself well. Make time for yourself as a necessity, not as an
objective. Pause on your path, just like "music is the space between
the notes."
8 Surround yourself with good people, people who support you in
your efforts to change.
9 Have an attitude of gratitude. This ensures your attention is on
what you want.
10 Realise how valuable the present moment is. Make the most of
every Moment.


Sometimes when our values
collide we must consider what the
value is. The Bible makes clear
statements on immorality.
However, some values remain less
crucial, such as personal habits of
dress or entertainment. Television
for example may be shun by some
and lauded by others. Some values
are personal and not clearly
dictated by scripture. Such matters
may be discussed openly, yet
should not cause friction between
persons in or out of the church.
When our values collide with
another person's rather than
flying off the handle (so to speak),
or giving the person "a piece of
your mind" it is best or preferable
that we consider, in depth, the
weight of the conflict.
If the matter is crucial we need
to be mindful of, and sensitivity
to, the other person's spiritual or
emotional state. We must continue
to love the other persons despite
all other factors. If we would do
the unusual by praying for them
instead of complaining and
criticizing, we might find
resolution, if only within
ourselves. It is said that peace
comes from within. Do not seek it
Paul wrote: "If it be possible,
as much as lieth in you live
peaceably with all men. Be not
overcome of evil, but overcome evil
withgood". (Rom: 12: 18&21).

Taking a stand on Human
Rights is a modern day posture in
most parts of the free world.
Similarly, throughout Scripture,

The Cayon Primary School
won the Primary School battle
has earned itself the title of "1
Champion School."
During the Brimstone H
Primary School Quiz held at the 2
studios on Thursday 2:
February the Cayon Prima
School emerged as the Champ
beating the Newton Grou
Primary School, the Geo
Moody Stuart School, and
Bronte Welsh Primary.
These four semi-finalists 1
emerged from the fierce
contested Brimstone Hill Prim
School Quiz held during the th
week of February as part of
2010 History and Heritage W
of Activities.
In the Prize Giving Ceremo
which followed the covel
Brimstone Hill Trophy v
presented to the Cayon Prim;
School by the Esteemed Preside
Sir Probyn Inniss. Other trophy
were presented to the students
Mr. Lester Hanley, of the Rot

Champion School
has Club of Liamigua and Mr. Basil Woods, member of Council of the Brimstone
and Hill Fortress National Park Society.
Fhe The names of the winning schools and the students are listed below:
Full Points Preliminary
[ill KishmaDuncan
ZIZ Samantha Richards Irish Town Primary
5th KhalifaPencheon
ary lansha Henry Dr. William Connor Primary
ion Kejel Jeffers CayonPrimary
nd KaedidaFough St. Paul's
rge Janecia Williams
the Joeshan Bassue Sandy Point Primary
OrwenciaHaynes George Moody Stuart
iad Glendicia Paul Beach Allen Primary
ly- Josani Dorsette Newton Ground Primary



Full Points Semifinal
Josani Dorsette
Kieshmoy Hutchinson
Joshua Simmonds
Schools in Finals
Newton Ground Primary
Cayon Primary
George Moody Stuart Primary
Bronte Welsh Primary
Champion School

Newton Ground Primary
St. Paul's Primary
Bronte Welsh Primary
George Moody Stuart

Cayon Primary School


there is an emphasis of protecting
and promoting the rights of other
people, particularly marginal
groups such as widows, orphans
and aliens who are unable to
safeguard their own right. Like
everyone else, they are entitled to
the basic necessities of life.
A case in point is found in
Luke's Gospel Chapter 13:16 where
a woman who had been physically
disabled for years came to Jesus
and asked "Should not this
woman, a daughter of Abraham,
whom Satan kept bound for
eighteen years be set free on the
Sabbath Day from what bound
here? His critics felt no obligation
to minister to her. But she had a
need, and to Jesus that need
constituted a sort of claim.
But there is another aspect of
taking a stand when one of the
major vivid images of testing and
trials is that of a furnace. Solomon
alluded to it in these words: "The
fining pot is for silver, and the
furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth
the hearts" (Prov 17:3).
It is human to stand with a
crowd. It is divine to stand alone.
It is man-like to follow the people,
to drift with the tide. It is God-like
to follow a principle, to stem the
tide. It is natural to compromise
conscience and follow the social
and religious fashion for the sake
of gain and pleasure. It is divine to
sacrifice both on the altar of truth
and duty.
"No man stood with me, but all
men forsook me", wrote the battle-
scarred Apostle in describing his
first appearance before Nero to
answer for his life forbelieving and
teaching contrary to the Roman
word. Sad to say, truth has been
out of fashion since man changed

his robe of fadeless light for a
garment of faded leaves.
Daniel denied and prayed
alone. Elijah sacrificed and
witnessed alone. Jeremiah
prophesied and wept alone. Jesus
loved and died alone.
In recorded history we learn
that the church in the wilderness
praised Abraham and persecuted
Moses. The church of the kings
praised Moses and persecuted the
The Church of Caiaphas
praised the prophets and
persecuted Jesus. The church of
the popes praised the Saviour and
persecuted the saints. And
multitudes now, both in the church
and the world, applaud the
courage and fortitude of the
patriarchs and prophets, the
apostle and martyrs, but condemn
as stubbornness or foolishness
the same faithfulness to truth
Wanted today men and
women, young and old who will
obey their convictions of truth and
duty at the cost of their fortune
and friends and life itself. May God
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Nevis public urged to

conserve water during

drouaht-like conditions

The Labour Spokesman


monitored, they would be able to I believe that if we practise those when we will see rain but we are
consume and conserve more water, things, we will be able to save hoping that if we manage the
Washing of cars, watching the water and to have water for as long resource properly ... we can have,
kids in the bathroom, using as the drought would continue, for the extent of the drought, some
buckets to wash cars, [not] "I don't know when the waterrunning.
flushing the toilet after every use, drought would come to an end,

S. "',,1; Manager of the Nevis Water Department Mr George Morris

(MARCH 03, 2010) A call has
come from an official of the Nevis
Water Department to the Nevis
public, to take note of their water
consumption and conserve the
Mr. George Morris Acting
Manager of the Government
owned utility made the appeal in
an interview with the Department
of Information on Monday when

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To the Superintendent of Police.

I, Elia Reyes, now residing in
Sebastian Street, New Town
in the town of Basseterre, do
hereby give you notice that is
my intention to apply on 1st
day of April, 2010 to the
District Magistrate at
Basseterre, for a LIQUOR
LICENCE in respect of my
premises in Victoria Road,

Dated this 3" day of March,

Signed: Elia Reyes

he confirmed that Nevis had been
experiencing drought conditions
like many other islands
throughout the Caribbean.
"We are under drought
conditions and our system is
stretched to the limit. So the Water
Department is asking the people
to conserve water. We don't want
to get to a situation like Trinidad
and St. Lucia where people get
water every five days or every nine
We are hoping barring any
mechanical failure onNevis, we will
be able to give people some water
on a daily basis. At nights we are
going to turn down a bit and areas
that would be affected would be
between the western half of
Gingerland to Charlestown," he
Mr. Morris explained that as a
result the affected areas would
experience low water pressure at
night but assured that the supply
would be back to normal by
morning and water would be
available throughout the day.
He further explained that
clients on the higher elevations
would also be adversely affected
by the low pressure and
inadvertently the gravitational
effects and could expect
interruptions in their water supply.
However, he said that situation
when it occurred would not be for
prolonged periods.
In light of the situation, Mr.
Morris had more advice to
consumers citing that the matter
of conservation and water
management was not only the
business of the Department but
also for the public and they should
assist where possible.
"The demand for water has
increased because of dry
conditions. I know people want to
water plants but if they do so

Contributed by: Shadav Peters

March 21- April 19
Long negotiations and/or some kind of 'ironing out of
details,' appear likely near the 2nd to 5th but 'at the end of
the day,' you may have some promising and hefty profit
on your plate. Dig into background work near the 1st and
again the 3rd on what appears to be two separate
issues/opportunities that may be 'running concurrently.'
Don't let your focus on one distract you from the other.

April 20- May 20
You may have to put part of you butt 'out on a limb,' this
week as risks, speculative and necessity investing may
converge on similar or separate situations. This can
definitely be both a 'takes money to make money,' and
'throw good money after bad money' week. Make sure
you clearly know WHICH you are doing each time. IF you
lack confidence, stall the 4th to 3/3.

May 21- June 20
A promising situation the 1st may be 'developed' into
something far more by as soon a the 4/5th or as far out
as 3/3 to 3/9. Returns on investments like recent 'takes
money to make money' spending may start to show profit
this week or at least reveal 'if things are on the right
course/direction.' Authority figures are most cooperative
the 3rd to 5th, especially banks, lending or insurance

June 21- July22
Some hefty opportunities are indicated for early in the
week, especially the 1/2nd when any kind of 'group,'
involvement, particularly community related, can boost
your image AND/OR your income. Being asked to 'serve'
in some political capacity is also possible, especially
within a comity, trade/industry or faction/group. Praise
and 'raise in stature,' are also likely, especially near the
3/4th. Dealings with power people appear to go very well
the 4/5th.

July 23- August 22
Good news is likely near the 1/2nd. You may be able to
'talk your way,' into some impressive profit and/or
opportunity near the 2/3rd and again the 5th. Dealings
with lending, investing, insurance, foreign, travel or real
estate industries appear very good this week. Having to
travel for work is likely both early in the week near the
2nd and later near the 5/6th.

August 23- September 22
There can be plenty of very promising exchanges,
opportunities and input this week, especially near the
1/2nd and 4th. Power people and some institutions are
very supportive, especially the 3rd and 5th. Getting the
nod on 'big ticket' items, especially real estate, luxury or
investment is likely all week; in or out. A 'powerful assist'
is indicated for the 5th and even if it is 'off hours,' for you,
it may still come.

September 23- October 22
Here we see very, very promising tends for both
unemployed Scales to 'hook' new hot slots and for those
already 'entrenched' to move 'up the ladder.' Those of you
who are self employed, commission based or who
depend upon 'the numbers' to make you 'look good,' have
a great chance of bringing home some impressive bacon,
especially near the 2/3rd to 4/5th. IF you must work the
weekend, keep in mind the 7th holds 'a lot of work/effort.'

October 23- November 21
Good news is likely throughout the week, especially for
those of you who are facing expansion efforts or those
who are dealing with companies/people who are 'a
distance away.' Foreign connections may 'extend to you,'
near the 2/3rd while you may have to'bend over' for big
companies or clients near the 4/5th. Is may be important
to'project a knowledgeable and informed' image,
especially the 1st, and 4/5th and if you work the weekend,
the 7th.

November 22- December21
Keep your pace swift and your schedule as guarded and
'on time,' as you can the 1st to 3rd. You are prone to
some 'down time,' from illness/injury then, especially
throat, feet/toes, digestive, sinus, low back, skin, eyes,
burn/cut and lose/misplace. Power people are very
helpful and promotion is likely near the 4/5th. IF you must
work the weekend, be prepared for a demanding and
uncooperative 6/7th but WITH good 'returns' in

December 22- January 19
Focus on accuracy and 'having info at your finger tips'
early in the week. When in doubt, offer no info until you
have done a quick 'background check,' on facts, figures,
history and etc. of all involved. Keep your schedule lose
near the 2nd to 4th to allow both 'fudge room,' from
challenges and availability to cash in on opportunity. Be
respectful and willing to 'bow to authority' the 4/5th.

January 20- February 18
You pour a lot of effort into the 1st for some reason,
possibly to 'structure, schedule or micromanage' a project
slated for as soon as the 4/5th or as far out as later March
into mid April. Cooperation is poor the 2nd; fly as much
'solo' as you can. Excellent cooperation the 3/4th is
indicated, especially where finances, sales of big ticket
items, real estate, loans/backing and power moves are
concerned. Down time is possible near the 4/5th due to ill
health, a change of plans or 'a big project' that 'draws all
your focus and energy.' Success IS indicated.

February 19- March 20
This can be a swift moving week and there ARE going to
be many Fish who have huge upwardly mobile potential
this week, even from situations where you feel you are
only 'scrambling and salvaging.' Your efforts and abilities
will NOT go unnoticed this week and praise/raise can
arise even out of 'calamity.' Lateral problems are likely the
1/2nd to 3rd. Expansion is indicated near the 3/4th and
power people are 'on your side,' [know it or not] the 4/5th.

The Labour Spokesman

PM Douglas wants NEMA to review

disaster plans to deal with

MARCH 2ND 2010 (CUOPM)- St
Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister
Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas wants
the National Emergency
Management Agency (NEMA) to
review its national plans for
dealing with an earthquake.
"There is a wave of volcanic
activity that is taking place in this region and so I would want to send a
call to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) that they
should begin to review the Federation's own capacity to deal with an
earthquake strike," said Prime Minister Douglas during Tuesday's weekly
call in radio programme "Ask the Prime Minister."
Dr. Douglas responding to a caller said St. Kitts and Nevis has to
take stock of its disaster preparedness plans to deal with earthquakes
"and not just hurricanes during the hurricane season."
Recent catastrophic earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have caused
massive destruction and loss of life.
A devastating earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck
Haiti on 12 January 2010. The Haiti government estimates that one million
people have been severely affected by the earthquake and more than
200,000 people have died. Hundreds of thousands are in urgent need of
In Chile, rescue crews continue to frantically search for survivors
from the 8.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the country to its core Saturday
morning, killing more than 700 people.
Haiti earthquake

OAS, U.S. Coast Guard and

Transport Canada hold Crisis

Management Exercise
The Organization of American States (OAS), in association with the
U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada have joined forces to hold a
Crisis Management (table top) Exercise in the Federation of St. Kitts and
Nevis, from March 3-5, 2010, at the National Emergency Management
Agency building.
The purpose of the Exercise will be to strengthen the capacity of the
Federation's current security arrangements in the event of an incident at
a port facility within the framework of the obligations established by the
International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, for the
protection of ships and port facilities. Through this Exercise, facilitators
hope to detect coordination shortcomings, difficulties in the decision
making process and also contribute to that process through discussions
between political and port security authorities, on the duties and
obligations of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.
This event is likely to attract representatives from a number of Federal
Agencies and organizations. Representatives are likely to be drawn from
both the policy-strategic and technical expert levels as well as high-
ranking officials of the relevant ministries, port administrators, port
security officers, emergency response personnel and other agencies
which would be called upon to react in the event of a real emergency.
According to Mr. Ignacio Ibanez, Program Manager for the OAS
Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (OAS/CICTE), in
Washington, D.C., the main objective of the Exercise wouldbe to analyze,
mainly at a strategic and national level, the complex and multifaceted
interaction, capabilities and mandates of each agency involved in the
response to a crisis at the port facility, to improve coordination between
these agencies and to generate discussion and recommendations towards
mitigating vulnerabilities.
As an outcome of this Exercise, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis
is expected to prepare an After Acton Report of the Exercise and an
Improvement Plan.
The Opening Ceremony for this Exercise will take place on Thursday
March 4, 2010 at NEMA Headquarters, commencing at 9:00 am.



A.D. 2010


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Rule 6(1) of the Court of Appeal Rules

1968, that Monday the 15th day of March 2010, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon, has been

fixed as the date and the hour for the commencement of the sitting of the Court of Appeal

in the Federation of Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis for the hearing and disposal of



HEARING sitting of the Court of Appeal before a Single Judge on Monday the 8t day

of March, 2010 at 9 o' clock in the forenoon.

Dated the 12th day of February 2010.



15l TO 19TH MARCH, 2010

Pursuant to Rule 5[1] of the Court of Appeal Rules, 1968 the Hon.
Hugh A. Rawlins, Chief Justice, has directed that there be an
additional Court of Appeal Sitting in Saint Kitts and Nevis for the
week of 15* to 19* March, 2010

Matters listed for status hearing before a Single Judge of the Court
will be heard as scheduled on Monday 8P March, 2010 whilst the
hearing of regular appeals before the Full Court will take place
during the week of 15th to 19* March, 2010.

By Order of the Hon. Hugh A. Rawlins, Chief Justice
Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
Court of Appeal
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Republic of China (Taiwan) donates to Edgar Challenger Museum
By Winston 'Zack' Nisbett Cultural Preservationist -
After reading the 2010 St. Kitts-Nevis Visitor magazine, His Excellency


The presentation by the Taiwan resident Ambassador, Rong Chaun
Wu (Right) to the keeper of the historical unit, Winston 'Zack'
Nisbett, better known as the 'De Doctor of Culture. (Photo courtesy

Computer set photo (courtesy
SKNVibes. corn)
Rong Chuan Wu of the Republic
of China (Taiwan) became quite
fascinated with a very inspiring
article relating to the International
House Museum and Edgar
Challenger Library. He became
aroused and ventured to explore
all aspects of this institution
In deep consultation with the
Ambassador, and in relation to his
discovery, it was made
empathically clear as with many
other visitors that something had
to be done in order to enhance the

(cont'd from page 19)
[15th to 19th MARCH 2010]

[8] Osbome-Hewitt v The DPP


[1] Earl A. Martin v The Democrat Printing Company
Limited et al

[2] Earl Clarke v The Democrat Printing Company
Limited et al

13] Dawud Byron v The Democrat Printing Company
Limited et al


* [1] Beresford Byron v Sandra Roberts

[2] Ames Liburd v The Chief of Police
Possession of Ammunition without Licence
/Possession of Firearm without Licence

[3] Livingston Martin v The Chief of Police

[4] Kimbell v:The Chief of Police
Possession of ammunition without licence
/Possession of Firearm without Licence


Kasim Liburd v Chief of Police
Possession of Firearm without Licence


[1] Elvis Mills v Tracy Thompson

[2] Alvin J. Richardson v St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla
National Bank Ltd.

[Crim. App.-No. 35 of 2008]

[Civ. App. No. 23 of 2007]

[Civ. App. No. 24 of 2007]

[Civ. App. No. 25 of 2007]

[Mag. Crim. App. No. 4 of 2009]

[Mag. Grim. App. No. 5 of 2009]

[Mag. Crim. App. No. 6 of 2009]

[Mag. Crim. App. No. 9 of 2009]

[Mag. Crime. App. No. 1 of2010]

[Mag. Civ. App. No. 4 of 2009]

[Mag. Civ. App. No. 5 of 2009]

Updated 17t February, 2010

Historical Museum-the Taiwan resident Ambassador Rong Chaun
Wu '(,i ,' to the keeper of the Edgar (C 1,,. 1,.- International
House Museum and Library of the historical unit, Winston 'Zack'
Nisbett, better known as the 'De Doctor of Culture' and the
Ambassador s first secretary Hans ( I., i..- pictured outside the
historical building, following last Friday 's presentation (photo from
Mystique Photo Studio)

Historical and Cultural image of this world class institution.
The Ambassador was quite impressed and overwhelmed by the wide
array of sound universal material; he described it as extraordinary and
offered his fullest support, making sure that a top quality computer and
printer be donated to this farcicality, so as to make data more accessible.
On Friday 26th February, 2010, a small ceremony was held, where a
new brand Acer computer, flat screen monitor and Hewlett Packard printer
was presented to Mr. Winston (Zack) Nisbett, curator of the International
House Museum and Edgar Challenger Library, at its location on Central
Street Basseterre by Mr. Wu along with his P.R.O and First Secretary
Hans Chang, who was on hand to make the presentation.
His Excellency indicated his fullest assistance, especially through
his I.C.T unit, to further enhance the quality of service at the Institute.
Mr. Nisbett in his response thanked the Ambassador and his team for
their tangible contribution, and hoped that this will create a psychological
impact on the minds of each and every conscious-minded citizen who
wants to learn.
This gift will not only serve the St. Kitts-Nevis community and its
environs but the entire world through the enhancement of its educational
There is great expectancy that this will encourage other civic-minded
organizations and businesses like the First Caribbean International
Bank, as well as LIME, and now the Republic of China (Taiwan) to take
a page out of their book and do likewise with similar acts of sincere

Gold House Wins Beach

Allen's Mr. & Miss Sports
By Charles Miller Jr
Levasni Sprouse and Dwaynequa Stephen of Gold House won
the Beach Allen Primary's first ever Mr. & Miss Sports show on
Saturday, February 27th at Carnival Village. Each house chose a sport
and had to represent it in each segment of the competition.
A medium sized crowed filled with children supporting the
competitors, parents and teachers all gathered as they eagerly watched
the children perform. The powerful couple won Best Talent as they
represented Football, and performed and wowed the crowd and judges
with their uplifting performance. Their performance landed them in
the winning spot with Green House on their tails.
Representatives of Green House, Tremayne Isaac and Wanyaira
Woolard, showed great talent and dedication in their performances.
With their choice of sport, Tennis, the duo won the remaining segments
(Introductory Speech, Creative Wear and Sporting Ball Wear), only a
slim margin away from Gold House.
Other participants in the competition were Lequana Jacobs and
Lequandre Laurie of Red House who represented Cricket and Monica
Daniel and J'Quanne Herbert of Blue House who represented Track &
The audience was entertained by house band d'Vybz Band, and
also performances from UDC Talented Teen Miss. Zinga Imo, Junior
Calypso Queen Miss Independent (Karisia Willett), and local overnight
sensation, Infamus.

The Labour Spokesman




Humiliation! Emotional bruising! Was it an upset or a
humiliation? The conventional wisdom is that the beating the West
Indies received at the hands of the visiting young Zimbabwean
cricket team in the only Twenty20 on Sunday 28 February 2010was
nothing short of a humiliation a battering of the Caribbean pride.
Yes, indeed, the Zimbabwe spinners shock West Indian
batsmen and bowled the home team out for a paltry 79 runs.
Zimbabwe, batting first, was restricted to 105 runs by spinner
Sulieman Benn who captured 4 wickets for 6 runs and medium-
pacer, Darren Sammy, who captured 4 wickets for 26. The African
team limited the West Indies to 79 forthe loss of 7 wickets, winning
by 26 runs
When West Indies thought its winless streak was at a end
after astonishing spells from Sulieman Benn and Darren Sammy,
the youthful and inexperienced Zimbabwe's spirited army of
spinners scripted a memorable fight-back to help the visitors clinch
a memorable and stunning victory. And that happened on a day
when Australia and New Zealand blasted the highest Twenty20
match aggregate during a nail-biter in Christchurch. Both light
weight teams (West Indies and Zimbabwe) made their lowest
ever Twenty20 scores.
What made the ultimately comfortable victory even more special for
Zimbabwe was that they were seemingly down and out after just 16
deliveries, losing three wickets to the left-arm spin of Benn with no score
on board. A late onslaught from Elton Chigumbura after Zimbabwe had
hobbled to 76 for 6 in 18 overs initially seemed inconsequential, but his
19-ball 34 turned out to be crucial in a match where batsmen couldn't
pull off the big hits. West Indies' entire innings had only three fours and
a six.
The outcome did not earn the Zimbabweans an international honour
- a championship title or a movement up in the international ranking, but
the result, for the West Indies, was another collapse of maj or proportions;
and for the Zimbabweans, another historic milestone another major
upset in international cricket where they were the victors.
What is the origin of sporting upsets? According to the records, in
2002, George Thompson, a lexicographic researcher, used the full-text
online search capabilities of the New York Times databases to trace the
usage of the verb to upset and the noun upset. The latter was seen in
usage as early as 1877. Thompson's research debunked one popular
theory of the term's origin, namely that it was first used after the
Thoroughbred racehorse Upset became the only horse to defeat the
legendary Man o' War in 1919. The actual origin remains unknown.
Did you know that among the major upsets in international cricket,
Zimbabwe has featured twice? Yes, the economically depressed country,
has been involved in other David/Goliath encounters, and has
orchestrated memorable upsets.
First, in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, newcomers Zimbabwe shocked
Australia in England in their first ever ODI game, winning by 13 runs.
Duncan Fletcher, the Zimbabwe captain, was man of the match.
Second, in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, Zimababwe beat champions
Australia in their first match ever in the World Twenty20. Brendan Taylor
mastered the upset with a patient half century.

Another African country did
the same to the West Indies in a
major tournament. Caribbean
people and sport fans would recall
that inthe 1996 Cricket World Cup:
Kenya, playing in their first World
Cup, comprehensively defeated
the West Indies in the group
stages, establishing Kenya's then-
presence as a leading Associate
In fact, light-weight teams have
done these feats over and over all.
In 2005, another light weight team,
Bangladesh beat Australia at
Cardiff. Mohammad Ashraful, the
Bangladeshi captain, scored his
first international century to put
Bangladesh on-course to defeat
the reigning world champions.
Let us go back to the
Zimbabweans' upset. The new
West Indies Coach, Otis Gibson,
was full of praise for Zimbabwe,
who recovered from 0 for 3 after
2.4 overs to go on and win the
game. "You have got to give credit
to Zimbabwe. They played the
conditions far better than we did.
The wicket was pretty ordinary,
not necessarily conducive to
stroke-making," Gibson said.
While the Zimbabweans
recovered to post a three-figure
score on a turning wicket, West
Indies frittered away a solid start
to crumble to 79 for 7 in their 20
overs, a collapse that Gibson
attributed to pressure. "That's
what pressure does, whether
you're experienced or a young
player, pressure does that. I am
bitterly disappointed with the way
we lost, but I'm also looking
forward to the future."
One obviously bruised West
Indian cricket fan, cried out, "West
Indies Cricket is dead. Split up the
team and let each island go their
own way. Gayle, Barath, Sarwan
Chanderpaul, Bravo, Pollard,
Sammy, Ramdin, Fidel, Taylor,
Roach, Rampaul, Benn and Miller
together is a solid unit, but they
don't have the heart nor the desire
to represent the West Indies."
One Zimbabwean supporter
captured the underlying cause of

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the major upset very well. He
noted, "I am delighted that the
revamping of our structures and
domestic game has had such a
positive result. A year ago I could
not imagine any light at the end of
the tunnel, but now there is
definitely more than a glimmer. We
were never a top 5 team, even at
the height of our success, but this
victory is hopefully the start of our
return to competitive underdog
(rather than eternal whipping boy)
status. Congrats to the
administrators for finally seeing
sense, and to former players and
those who had gone overseas for
coming back to the team. Go
There are key lessons that the
West Indies Crciket team can learn
from the young Zimbabwean team.
The Zimbabweans combined
organization, management,
technical expertise and team work
together to beat a supposedly
superior West Indian team in a
game that they were expected to
be superior at.
We have written volumes on
the administrative and
management issues relative to the
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
In this column, I just want to
highlight the Zimbabwean team
work that produced that major
To be a success is not always
to be a success individually. In

fact, most of the time we achieve
our successes as part of a team.
We are all part of teams. Ourfamily
is a team. Our place of work is a
team. The community groups we
belong to are teams. Sometimes we
are the team leader or "coach,"
while other times we fulfill the role
of follower, or "player." It is so
important then for us to
understand teams and how they
work, especially those who
achieve success -the achievement
of their desired goal.
Successful sporting teams
emphasise team work. And many
good examples are found in the
National Basketball Association
In cricket, the young African
team taught the home team a
valuable lesson of team,
application and hunger for
success. Indeed, the youthful
Zimbabwean cricket team dented
big reputations in the T20. It was
great effort from their spin quartet
to snatch victory from the jaws of
defeat. The Zimbabwean franchise
system yielded fruits for the
country. Perhaps the time is not
far when we will see Zimbabwean
warriors in test match cricket
(currently the ICC only allows them
to play the shorter versions of the
Congratulations are in order!
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Zimbabwe beat West

Indies in first one-

dayer in Guyana
First ODI international, Guyana:
Zimbabwe 254-5 (50 ovs) bt West Indies 252-9 (50 ovs) by 2 runs
Zimbabwe followed up their historic Twenty20 win on Sunday by
beating West Indies by two runs in a tense first one-day international in
The tourists posted a competitive 254-5 after opting to bat first on a
slow wicket, with Vusi Sibanda's patient 95 holding their innings together.
Chris Gayle then hit 57 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul 70 to leave the
Windies needing 15 from the final over.
Nikita Miller hit 11 but Kemar Roach failed to hit four off the final ball.

Match scorecard
Zimbabwe beat West Indies by 2 runs
Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat
Zimbabwe Innings West Indies Innings
254 for 5 (50.0 overs) 252 for 9 (50.0 overs)

Zimbabwe Innings Close

Masakadza lbw b Miller
Sibanda b Roach
Taibu lbw b Pollard
Taylor run out
Chigumbura c Fletcher b Pollard
Matsikenyeri not out
Lamb not out
Extras 3nb 7w 4b 21b 16
Total for 5 254 (50.0 ovs)



Bowler O M R V
Roach 9.0 0 34 1
Benn 10.0 4 38 0
Smith 3.0 0 18 0
Pollard 10.0 0 59 2
Miller 10.0 1 52 1
Deonarine 8.0 0 47 0
Fall of wicket
67 Masakadza 167 Taibu 168 Taylor 215 Chigumbura 241 Sibanda

West Indies Innings Close
Runs Balls 4s 6
Gayle lbwb Lamb 57 66 2 3
Barath b Chigumbura 50 96 4 1
Chanderpaul c Chigumbura b Mas 70 70 4 1
Fletcher run out 6 12 0 0
Deonarine run out 17 17 1 C
Pollard c Taylor b Utseya 5 14 0 C
Ramdin b Chigumbura 8 16 0 0
Smith b Masakadza 4 5 1 C
Miller not out 12 4 1 1
Benn cA CremerbMas 0 1 0 0
Roach not out 1 1 0 C
Extras 2nb 11lw 2b 71b 22
Total for 9 252 (50.0 ovs)

Bowler O M R
Utseya 10.0 1 47
Price 10.0 1 31
A Cremer 10.0 0 48
Masakadza 3.0 0 36
Lamb 10.0 0 35
Chigumbura 5.0 0 32
Taylor 2.0 0 14
Fall of wicket
100 Gayle 127 Barath 137 Fletcher 166 Deonarine
Chanderpaul236 Ramdin 252 Smith 252 Benn


194 Pollard 234

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Three teenagers injured, one shot dead
By Charles Miller Jr
At approximately 12:00 am on Sunday, February 28th, Police from the Cayon Police Station responded to
a shooting in Lodge Project near the Lodge Community Centre. Investigations revealed that one young man
was shot dead reportedly in the back, and three teenagers were injured andhospitalized.
Seventeen year old Jervin Wilson of Ottley's Village was shot and was found motionless and face down
on the ground on the Police's arrival. He was pronounced dead on the scene by District Medical Officer, Dr.
Garfield Alexander. The three other teens that were injured were 17 year old Adrian Wilson, 18 year old
Shared Scarborough and 16 year old Anastasia Williams. They too, reside at Ottleys Village
Wilson and Scarborough were both shot while Williams was struck by a vehicle believed to have been
used in the drive by shoot out, causing injuries to her right leg. The three teens have been taken to the Joseph
N. France General Hospital where they are reported to be in stable condition.
Statements and measurements were recorded on the scene by detectives. No suspects have been taken
into custody as yet and investigations are ongoing.

A.D. 2009





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their Solicitors St. George in the Island of St.
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By Vigilante
A big war is brewing in the PAM camp over the appointment
of the PAM senator.
Dey say the host of the PAM radio talk show was severely
reprimanded for reading out all those e-mails from prominent PAM
supporters on Tuesday, criticizing and ridiculing the PAM leadership
for what they called "a retrogressive step" and "a slap in the face of
qualified young men and women in the party."
Dey say Willy was later put up by the PAM hierarchy to call
in on behalf of the party to set the record straight and he made it
abundantly clear that they could talk till they drop there was no
place in PAM for young people and the likes of Cindy Demming to
fill such a lofty position.
Cindy blue mudder vex she ain't get de pick, but dey give
her a dose of hush, promising that she will be "paid off handsomely"
to say she had declined the offer.
And they called up their Independent candidate in Central
Basseterre (Tunai) and had him under heavy manners for bashing
PAM and saying that Lindsay and his gang are a bunch of errand
boys, they do not call the shots in PAM. PAM's main interest is to
look after the interests of the elite class and it's people like Massa
Caines and Mike Hammer call the shots.
The word out of the CCM camp in Nevis is that the cowboy
fellow with the "white horse" vex with Labour because he claims
that his passionate request for the job of Minister of National Security
was not met and he now grudge Patrice for doing the right thing.
Dey say even the Sheriff in Nevis is making noise about the
choice of the PAM Senator but Lindsay admitted that he ain't had
a ting to do with it, it's the big boys.
More and more information is coming to light about the
nefarious plans by PAM to use young criminal elements in the
party to disrupt the elections in Half Way Tree and Sandy Point.
And dey say that's why some PAM misleaders went on the scene
with their body guards armed to the teeth and clad in their bullet
proof vests in readiness for planned action.
Dey say a special shipment of guns and ammunition was
brought in for the occasion, but the Police and security forces
foiled their plans.
One of the PAM misleaders in Half Way Tree was overheard
bragging to a PAM trump on the scene: "blood going shed here
today and if Douglas come we will deal with him too..."
Residents of East Basseterre are now demanding a public
apology from the failed PAM candidate, Glenroy, for the over 300
frivolous objections he made against them, claiming that they did
not live (in the constituency) where they were duly registered to
vote in the January 25th, 2010 elections.
When scores of them showed up in protest at the hearing
on Wednesday morning and angrily confronted him and his agents
face to face, the poor fellow was so embarrassed and humiliated
that he hanged his head in shame and fled the scene, pleading
with the Registration Officerto withdraw the objections immediately.
Dey say when he got outside he telephoned the newly
appointed senator and begged him: "Juicy, come quick, come help
me out, before these people bang me. They going on real bad with
me and some ah dem is big big PAM, but ah didn't know dem."
The new senator arrived shortly after. He apologized, called
for calm and begged the Registration Officerto call it a day, before
things get out of hand. Afterwards he didn't idle to put a good tongue
lashing on the failed PAM candidate, telling him he is a total waste;
he's not ready.
Dey say de new senator told him he grossly misled the
party into believing that there was massive fraud and that the over
340 objections were just a drop in the bucket.
And he asked him how he could object to all those people
and sayAsim ain't beat him, when he ain't know anybody-not even
those living in his neighbourhood orthose from the area where he
say he was born and raised.
Several of the persons who he objected to want to know if
he going pay them back for the two days' pay he mek them lose.
And if he going now tell Washie to talk de truth, that he was beaten
fairly and squarely by Asim.


embarrassed and begs

to withdraw scores of

frivolous objections
The Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas has warned the nation
during the election campaign that after the Labour Party victory, PAM
would say that we had cheated.
So said; so done. Labour won; PAM lost. And the only reason for
PAM's humiliating fourth team defeat was that Labour had cheated.
And so when Glenroy Blanchette lost, he set out to show the world
that were it not for MASSIVE FRAUD, he would have won the East
Basseterre seat.
So what was the MASSIVE FRAUD? He and his agents sought to
identify over 300 persons who were registered in East Basseterre but
had no right on the Voter's List because, according to Glenroy, they "did
not reside in the Constituency".
So Glenroy Blanchette, through his agent O'Neil Sturge, objected to
300 plus persons and so, those challenged would have to appear before
the registration officer to answer the charge.
Well, after claiming that he had not received any notice, the hearing
was postponed for a week, to give Mr. Sturge the required five clear
days from the receipt of the notice of the hearing to the actual day of the
However, most people felt that Glenroy Blanchette had advised Sturge
not to show up because by then, many persons had been meeting them
and 'busing' them off. The abuse was getting so bad that some of these
said people were being lied to and were being told that it was Labour and
not PAM, who had objected to them.
And so, when the day of the hearing came (on Wednesday this
week, March 3rd), what embarrassment, what humiliation it was for Mr.
Glenroy Blanchette and his gang. You see my dear readers, the people
that Glenroy Blanchette got Mr. O'Neil Sturge to object to as not living
in the Constituency, not only lived in the Constituency, but some were
living there, in the same place, for over forty years.
Some were neighbours of Mr. Blanchette.
Some were neighbours of Mr. Sturge.
Some were allocated housing in the PAM Housing Project in East
Some were vociferous supporters of PAM and Glenroy Blanchette.
Some wore their yellow shirts and broad hats to vote for Glenroy on
Some went to school with Glenroy Blanchette. But Mr. Blanchette
still claimed that they "did not reside in the Constituency".
So much so, that some political commentators picked up Glenroy's
cry andjust recently on a radio programme, one of them claimed that the
MASSIVE FRAUD committed in East Basseterre would be exposed and
Glenroy would win the seat in a bye-election.
So, small boy Glenroy brought his battery of lawyers with him to the
hearing. The only persons missing were Consie and Mia. But Juicy
Byron was there. Barcoleta was there. Eugene Hamilton was there.
And one by one as the people gave their notice of objection to the
Registration Officer; Glenroy Blanchette withdrew his objection and
admitted that he knew the people to be living in the Constituency.
Glenroy did not work during the elections. As Peter Wickham said,
PAM believed that because certain technicalities had allowed them to
win the election court cases, the victory in court would transfer itself
into victory for PAM at the polls. MADNESS!!
So when Glenroy lost again, he went into shock and also into denial.

Molineux Primary School

receives computer donation
By Melissa Amsterdam
The Molineux Primary School, on Tuesday 2nd March, was presented
with a gift of a computer, printer and computer accessories from Mr.
Sherwood Warner.
Warner was a past student of the school as well as a member of the
Molineux Primary School Improvement Committee which started in 2006.
Principal of the school, Ms. Joycelyn Mitcham, said that Sherwood's
donation is one that is greatly appreciated by the faculty as well as the
students of the school.
Mitcham who has been presiding as principal of the school for six
years noted that, "since the members of the Molineux Primary School
Improvement Committee, comprising of Mr. Victor Williams, Mr. George
Richards and myself, started this drive to increase the number of

Imagine Glenroy objected to
wives as not residing in the
Constituency, but did not object
to the husbands who lived with
In one instance of this, he tried
his best to calm down the
husband, but nothing he did could
stop the husband from cursing
Sturge and Glenroy for all to hear.
He objected to children, but not
to their parents and the parents
have the same last names as their
children and are registered in the
exact same place in East
It is obvious that he was just
busy abusing people and
threatening to turn away all
opposition supporters and did not
even know the name of the
grandchild of one of his most loyal
supporters who live at Pond
Extension (his hometown). On top
of that it was he who had registered
the person.
One Commonwealth citizen,
who was objected to, gave the
PAM representative a tongue
lashing and advised them to do
their work instead of wasting
people's time. Her name and that
of her husband's had been on the
list for several elections as they
had both resided and worked in
the Federation for more than
When Glenroy realized what
was happening, and especially in
front of the PAM "legal eagles",
he mumbled something to the
Registration Officer and fled.
Eugene said he had to leave and
fled. And Glenroy Blanchette left
poor Sturge to face the onslaught
from the people whose time he and
Glenroy had wasted and had cost
them two days' pay.
When Juicy and Barcoleta saw
that Glenroy had also wasted their
time, they quickly agreed to an
adjournment for Glenroy to review
the objections and withdrew most
if not all.
But that is not all, my dear
readers, from Barcoleta, to Eugene,
to Juicy, they all admitted openly
in front of the Labour team that
Glenroy Blanchette was an
embarrassment and that he had
humiliated them, perhaps beyond

computers in the school, Mr.
Sherwood Warner is the first to
respond to this request".
The donation according to the
Principal is one that is timely and
will richly benefit the students.
"We are now living in a
computer driven world so this
donation made by Mr. Warner is
greatly appreciated," commented
Ms. Mitcham.
Mitcham commended Warner's
donation saying, "as the principal
of such an esteemed institution, I
must commend Mr. Warner for
investing such interest in the
educational advancement of the

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