What prohibits a meeting of representatives of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments on the crucial matter of air transport within the region, even as the situation worsens, is beyond comprehension.
Through Mervin Hanley, the Concerned Citizens Movement’s press secretary, the Leader of Federal Opposition and Petitioner in the just concluded Nevis Island Assembly election petition, Hon Mark Brantley, informed the public through a notice posted on Nevis Politics (a CCM website) on March 28, that he had consented to an appeal so as “to prevent FURTHER (emphasis added) chaos in our beloved island”.
Wow, I can hardly believe it – The Leewards Times wants to get into a slugging match with me. Li’l ole “passive-aggressive” me! “...one who aspires to be a journalist,” they described without mentioning my name in the editorial of the March 30th edition of The Leewards Times. I’m joking of course, about the slugging match. At least I think I am. I think a little tongue in cheek
The way I see it, we will soon have to forego certain delicacies that we now enjoy. It was only on Sunday night that as I passed through Charlestown, I saw one of the young ladies who sell parched nuts. Suddenly I had a craving for parched nuts—you understand that feeling right? Well I turned back and pulled out a five dollar bill, got my bag of parched nuts and waited for my
There are many raised eyebrows in the federation as to the appointment of Alex Woodley -the mother of the Prime Minister’s children – as Consul General designate to Dubai. Some even say that the appointment stinks of nepotism and are affronted by what they see as the PM blatantly bestowing favour on his family members.
It seems that institutional racial profiling continues to be a massive problem in the United States notwithstanding that the country has an African-American President, several African-American Congressmen and Mayors of Cities, and accomplished African-Americans in the media and in corporate America.
The countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), with the exception of Guyana and Suriname, are each experiencing severe decline in their economies. The small Leeward and Windward Islands are worst affected, and so too is Barbados.
The Hon. Hensley Daniel will continue to serve as representative for the constituency of St. John until an Appeal to overturn the ruling made by Judge Lionel Jones is heard by the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. Premier Parry made the announcement Wednesday morning in a statement to the nation.
Justice Lionel Jones delivered his ruling Wednesday March 21 on the election case brought by CCM’s Mark Brantley challenging election results of the St. John’s district in the July 11, 2011 elections, where he lost to the incumbent, NRP’s Hensley Daniel, who was named first Respondent. The results, cheered widely by members of the Petitioner’s side, have consigned CCM to walk the tight rope.
Justice Lionel Jones’ decision in the Nevis Election Petition case has stirred up a lot of blather, which of course, was predictable. Every Tom, Dick and Harry out there has been chipping in his two cents worth of opinion on what it all means – who are the winners or losers, whether justice was done, and where do we go from here. Even I with my limited knowledge and understanding
The way I see it, some people are ‘UNCONSCIONABLE.’ That’s a word created by my late Grandmother. In my simplistic interpretation, I believe that she meant that some people do not have a conscience.
When people trace their ancestral roots they sometimes discover a link within the family which has relevance to their present day life and so it was to be for John Lewis. On Sunday, 25 March 2012 John Lewis’s family history was featured in PBS’s new genealogical series called, “Finding your roots”. In 1956 when John Lewis was 16 years old he discovered he could not borrow books from the local library as it was for whites only. He was angry and wanted to do something about it, but his parents did not want any trouble and told him “not to rock the boat”.
Air transportation in the Caribbean has always been difficult. The news that a privately-owned, low-cost carrier, REDjet, has been forced to suspend its operations has made Caribbean air transportation even more problematic.
Hon. Mark Brantley’s attorneys through Senior Counsel, Douglas Mendes, submitted five declarations under which their claim should be judged: a declaration that the election was invalid, a declaration that the names illegally removed must be replaced, a declaration that the petitioner’s right to freedom of expression was violated, and a declaration that the electoral office failed in its duties to the people of Nevis.
The way I see it, stubbornness should not be a general trend of our citizenry. The story is told of two drivers who were driving towards each other on a narrow road somewhere on Nevis. The road was that narrow that it would have required at least one of the drivers to be courteous enough to pull over onto a more rugged area of the road. As they neared each other, it soon became
The other night I dreamed I was in a Scandinavian country like Norway or Sweden. I was trying to do some sight-seeing but was having a tough time of it. Everything was covered with cardboard packaging which had a thin layer of semi-opaque plastic film over it. This included the streets and sidewalks as well as the buildings.
I read with great interest the article by the Honourable Marcella Liburd, St. Kitts and Nevis Minister of Gender Affairs urging women and girls to protect dignity and self-respect, calls for an end to obscene and vulgar advertising posters, which appeared in last week’s newspapers.
Message on World Water Day 2012
Theme: Water and Food Security by Florita Kentish, FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean
On March 22, 2012 we celebrate World Water Day (WWD). This year’s theme is Water and Food Security. Agriculture is the biggest consumer of water globally, accounting for over 70% of total available freshwater used. Industrial water is the second largest consumer (22%) followed by domestic water (8 %).
On February 9th, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, wrote a robust letter to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin la Rocque, pointing out the deep malaise in which the regional integration project is mired. His letter was copied to all CARICOM Heads of Government.
Gone are the lazy days of summer where you were experiencing the pleasures of a Caribbean childhood. Eating mangoes till you had a serious belly ache and Grandma decided you needed a proper clean out; riding on the village donkey until the animal had enough of you and decided to kick you off; being sent up the road to catch water to be used for cooking and other sanitary
God created the universe with all its wondrous things for us to enjoy and for our survival in this material existence. The universe is a constant sign of God’s omnipotence, benevolence and munificence. I believe it is important to be grateful to God for all he has provided for us. By developing a habit of being aware of our Creator as much as possible, this constant God
Written by Cyndie Demming, DEMOCRAT
Carol Bellamy’s wise words still resonate with many of us; "The economic ben...efits of investing in children have been extensively documented.
Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex and Princess Sophie the Countess of Wessex, visited our shores briefly last week as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebration for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the 2nd who has reigned over us as Head of State for sixty years.