The Caribbean, Are We Really Developing States?


Russell Williams


While on my morning walk, I frequently listen to an audio book. Last week I heard the story of a young man who later went onto become a successful businessman. He got his start at a beverage company in the US, where his father was a delivery driver, but through his own efforts he progressed.  However, he believe he would not be able to reach his full potential, because he thought he would always be considered the driver’s son.

He left, to join another food and beverage company and set his sights on becoming a vice-president at forty years of age. He managed to attain his goal at the age of 36. Having evaluated his position, he realised that despite his accomplishment, he was not likely to be a key decision maker or be responsible for the financial performance of the company. Continue reading

SKNOC President Makes Address At The Opening Of The 2015 Netball Season




In his time at the podium on Saturday 16th May 2015, at the Pam Tyson Netball Complex, Warner Park, the St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) President, Mr Alphonso Bridgewater addressed the excited gathering on hand to witness the official Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Netball League.

St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) President, Mr Alphonso Bridgewater


President Bridgewater reassured the netball fraternity of the “continued partnership” of the Olympic Committee – a point which the Netball Association’s President, Mrs Juliette Hanley-Liburd reiterated most emphatically as she spoke about the ongoing partnerships between both organizations. Continue reading

Appointment of New Acting Governor General, Announced by Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, Prime Minister


Prime Minister Hon Dr  Timothy Harris

Prime Minister Hon Dr Timothy Harris

Fellow Citizens and Residents, it is my duty to report to you on a significant development of national interest.

The Honourable Attorney General Vincent Byron and I met with Sir Edmund Lawrence yesterday, Monday, May 18, 2015, at Government House to apprise him of the communication dated May 18, 2015 from Buckingham Palace confirming that Her Majesty the Queen had given her approval for the withdrawal of his appointment as the Governor General of St Kitts and Nevis and the appointment of Mr Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton as Acting Governor General. The Queen’s formal approval of the request was given on May 14, 2015 and is therefore effective from this date. Continue reading

Sugar Worker’s Restoration Fund (SWRF) Office Opening Hours

Community Notice


The Sugar Workers’ Restoration Fund (SWRF) Office, located in the CLICO Building, South Independence Square Street Basseterre, wishes to advise former sugar workers and the general public that its doors will be open from

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


To contact the office, call 467-1914/1915 or 1916 or email

Franklin Brand Nominated Speaker Of The National Assembly



Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS):


Mr. Franklin Brand, entrepreneur, civic and business leader, was nominated

New Speaker of the National Assembly  Mr Franklin Brand

New Speaker of the National Assembly Mr Franklin Brand

for the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. This announcement was re-confirmed on Tuesday at the Press Conference of Prime Minister, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris.


Mr. Brand is co-owner and managing director of Island Bakeries Ltd, in Basseterre St. Kitts, a post he has held since 1997. He was also manager of Nevis Bakery Ltd. Charlestown, Nevis. Continue reading