The Other Side In The BHS Saga





A commentary by Neville Bartlette


Date: Fri November 21, 2014


There certainly has been a lot of mudslinging and mistrust at the centre of the situation at the Basseterre High School. Yet there is another side to the story worth a mention.


The BHS is not the only school caught up in this whole affair, good old Washington Archibald High School (WAHS), deserves a lot more praise than it is getting.


Surely, it can’t be easy for the Principal and Management Team of the Washington Archibald High School, to share their school grounds and classrooms with their arch rivals. Continue reading

World Renowned Author and Alexander Hamilton Impersonator, Dr. William G. (Bill) Chrystal, Visits St. Kitts and Nevis




Dr William G. (Bill) Chrystal,

Dr William G. (Bill) Chrystal,

In collaboration with the Nevis Tourism Authority and the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society in New York, the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society has invited World Renowned Author and Alexander Hamilton Impersonator to come to St. Kitts and Nevis.


Dr. Chrystal is the leading scholar/performer of two of America’s Founding Fathers, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton. He is the author of Hamilton by the Slice: Falling in Love with Our Most Influential Founding Father. Continue reading

The Era of Alliances

by G.A.Dwyer Astaphan,


Political alliances are not new to St. Kitts & Nevis. But we’ve now reached a stage where they dominate our politics.

Let me start with this proposition:

On the present configuration of the constituency boundaries, and if there’s the slightest chance of a reasonably fair election, no single party can win 6 seats in the National Assembly.

This is one of the reasons we’re seeing political parties forming alliances.

In fact, Denzil Douglas recognized the need to form an alliance at least ten years ago, showing his hand right after the 2004 general elections when the NRP’s Patrice Nisbett was made Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. Continue reading

Cable and Wireless Buys Columbus Communications


Russell Williams 

Cable & Wireless (C&W) of the UK and parent company of LIME, has bought Columbus Communications which operates in the Caribbean as Flow in many of the islands, in a move to further entrench itself as the dominant provider of communications in the region yesterday.LIME Logo


I posted the news of this on my Google+ account and was asked for my take on the development and the ramifications for us. So in answer to the request, here are my observations and the issues as I see them. Continue reading

The Net Neutrality Debate Hits the Caribbean

Russell Williams

VOIP Cell - FDPNFor some months now there has been some back and forth with regional mobile operators blocking Over The Top (OTT) services such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP or Voice over IP) technologies. The news reached a crescendo when Digicel and LIME began blocking Viber and other such services, which run on top of the Internet service being provided by the operators.

The complaint typically by the operators is that our networks can’t cope with the volume of traffic services such as Viber, Skype and MagicJack and then of course there is the super-heavy weight “streaming video”. Continue reading