After the many days of beating their chests, and threatening all and sundry that they were ready to go back to court, the CCM have thrown in the towel in a most spectacular manner.
Marion Jones is a beautiful young black woman, who became the idol of millions of people the world over when she won three gold medals in track and field at the 2000 summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. But her astonishing performance aroused questions and accusations. In 2007, after years of
The Commonwealth in crisis – is reform possible?
Thursday 15th November 2012
Deller Hall, Senate House, University of London
Sir Ronald Sanders KCMG
Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Member of the Round Table advisory board, and member of the 2010-11 Eminent Persons Group
The way I see it, the recent honouring of the 25 most remarkable youths in St.Kitts and Nevis is a step in the right direction. It was done last year for the first time but only youths from St.Kitts were recognized then. Minister Phillip promised then that the privilege would be extended to Nevis and it was indeed a delight for me and a proud moment to see five young persons from Nevis step proudly forward to receive their awards.
I wrote the balance of this article before the Dissolution announcement. It still remains relevant. Point to the Premier: surely you did not instruct the Governor General, you advised him (according to the Constitution). Point to Carlisle Powell: Mr. Parry did not dissolve the House, that was done by the Governor General.
In his Address to the Nation dated November 8, 2012 as published in last week’s Leewards Times, the leader of the Nevis Reformation Party and Premier of Nevis (although this is being questioned by some), Mr. Joseph Parry said this about his party’s behaviour in regards to last year’s ill-fated election: “The party conducted itself in an exemplary manner during the campaign leading up to that election, and on polling day itself.” I’m not joking. I’ve got the paper right on the desk beside me as I write this commentary. But “exemplary” according to definitions in my well-thumbed dictionaries, means ‘fit to be imitated – being a good example.’
There was no ambiguity in what the judges said on August 27 when the OECS Court of Appeal handed down the judgement on the election petition case brought by the Hon Mark Brantley in the case of the election results for the Parish of St. John’s: None whatsoever.