The Commonwealth’s Future – Part 1

Sir Ronald Sanders

 

The Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations

The Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations

Questioning the relevance and value of the Commonwealth of Nations is nothing new – for such has occurred ever since the modern Commonwealth was created in 1949. However, doubts have intensified in recent time about the voluntary association of now 53 countries. Claims are repeatedly made that the organisation is no longer relevant or useful. Its persistent portrayal is that of a relic of Britain’s colonial past or a hypocritical grouping which declares commitments to shared values but fails to uphold them. Continue reading

Baroness Patricia Scotland Visits St. Kitts and Nevis

Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 26, 2015 (SKNIS):

 

Candidate for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General in St. Kitts

PM Harris  and Baroness Scotland who is on a visit to the Federation

PM Harris and Baroness Scotland who is on a visit to the Federation

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris on Thursday (June 25) met with Baroness Patricia Scotland, candidate for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General. At the beginning of her visit Baroness Scotland paid a courtesy call upon the Governor General, His Excellency Tapley Seaton. She also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mark Brantley and the Attorney General, the Honourable Vincent Byron. Continue reading

Planning Department To Step Up Message On Climate Change

Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS):

 

Environmental Education Officer promises to educate citizens on climate change

Derionne Edmeade Environmental Education Officer during communication symposium on Climate Change

Derionne Edmeade Environmental Education Officer during communication symposium on Climate Change

The Department of Physical Planning and Environment on St. Kitts has pledged to continue the campaign to educate locals about climate change and how it impacts their lives and livelihoods.

The promise was made by the department’s Environmental  Education Officer Derionne Edmeade at the conclusion of a two-day Communication Symposium on Climate Change. Edmeade visits schools and engages the media on a regular basis to promote various related topics. He uses practical messages such as the extended dry spell being experienced in St. Kitts and Nevis and other Caribbean islands to connect with an audience.

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Prime Minister Harris Strongly Condemns Actions Of Dominican Republic

Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS):

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has strongly condemned the decision by the Dominican Republic to deport persons of Haitian descent, in what the media describes as a “humanitarian tragedy.”

The Dominican Republic gave a deadline of June 17, 2015 for people of Haitian descent to apply for legal residency. The Government has said, migrants who can prove they entered the country before October 2011 can qualify for legal residency, otherwise they will face deportation. Continue reading

Eat Local Day Showcases Menu Of Home Grown Produce

Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS):

Food Stall Eat Local Day 2014

Food Stall Eat Local Day 2014

Annual Eat Local Day

The Department of Agriculture is hosting its 8th Annual Eat Local Day on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Independence Square from 11 a.m.  Alphonso Clarke, Marketing Officer at the Department of Agriculture, outlined the department’s expectations.

“Our hope at the department is that we can work together to raise awareness of the importance of supporting our local sustainable farms,” he said. “We hope to increase the flow of local food to the restaurants across the federation, in order to protect our farm lands and ensure their success, so that future generations can have access.”

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