WHO’S HUNGRY FOR POWER?

G.A.Dwyer Astaphan,

Thursday, April 10th,2014

I was listening to the radio yesterday when I heard the chap who’s running against Timothy Harris predicting that Labour will win 70% of the votes in the next election, and that (I’m paraphrasing him) the individuals who’re challenging the incumbents are doing so not because they love the people and the country, but because they’re hungry for power.

Mr. Dwyer Astaphan

Mr. Dwyer Astaphan

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LONG-SERVICE GRATUITY FUND NEARS IMPLEMENTATION

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 8, 2014 (SKNIS): 

Following legislation passed in 2013, a Government-funded long-service gratuity fund for private sector workers may take effect by as early as the second quarter of this year.
 
The fund, which is an amendment to the Protection of Employment Act, will benefit persons who have reached the required age of retirement (65 years) and have been working for the same employer continuously for at least 10 years. Continue reading

PRIMARY SCHOOLS QUIZ PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY

PRESS RELEASE

Winners of the Primary Schools History and Heritage Quiz and Chief Education Officer Mrs Clarice Cotton

Winners of the Primary Schools History and Heritage Quiz and Chief Education Officer Mrs Clarice Cotton

The George Moody Stuart team with Chief Education Officer Mrs Clarice Cotton[/caption]The curtains came down on the annual History and Heritage Month of Activities 2014 with the Prize-giving Ceremony for the Primary Schools Quiz which took place on Thursday 3 April on the grounds of Matheson House, headquarters of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society.

Some 20 primary schools in St. Kitts participated this year (the seventh), in the annual quiz based on the social studies syllabus. It was held in three stages. At the Final, for the first time, two schools, George Moody Stuart and Seventh-Day Adventist, were tied at the end of the final round and had to go into overtime. The former prevailed, winning the championship for the second year in a row, also the first time this has happened. Continue reading

Inventors Invited to Apply for Funding

Ms. Mona White addresses stakeholders in St. Kitts

Ms. Mona White addresses stakeholders in St. Kitts

Basseterre St. Kitts 2nd April 2014

Mona White of the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre made a presentation to stakeholders at the St. Kitts – Nevis Chamber of Industry & Commerce conference room as part of a sensitisation exercise to inform interested persons in the twin-island federation of the opportunities available through the project. Continue reading

QUEENS BATON 2014 AT BEACH ALLEN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Friday 28th March, Basseterre – St. Kitts & Nevis

Minister of Education Senator Nigel Carty and Principal of Beach Allen Primary School Mrs Emilita Warner-Paul

Minister of Education Senator Nigel Carty and Principal of Beach Allen Primary School Mrs Emilita Warner-Paul

The Queen’s Baton Relay, which precedes the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, stopped at Beach Allen Primary School on Friday morning as it toured St. Kitts. The baton which contains a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, began it’s journey at Buckingham Palace and will visit all 54 countries of the British Commonwealth. Continue reading