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  LIFELINES “LifeLines is a monthly column dedicated to addressing issues of mental, behavioural, and social health. The column is written by professionals in the field of social work, mental health, and community medicine”     As a branch of the Ministry of Education with specific responsibility for the nation’s […]

Instil Values, Build Strong Children, Secure the Future


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A team of Caribbean and European experts, headed by Professor Adele Jones from the University of Huddersfield, in partnership with The Sweet Water Foundation of Grenada, has been awarded 400,000 euros from the European Union to implement a new project on preventing domestic violence in the region. Data will be […]

None in 3 – Domestic Violence Project Launched


Food Stall Eat Local Day 2014
Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): 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 […]

Eat Local Day Showcases Menu Of Home Grown Produce



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Consumption is often considered as something bad. Consumption, and consumerism, are often discussed in derisive terms and held out as the problem in our societies today. However, consumption is an important economic activity, and consumers play a vital role in an economy. Without consumers, there could be no production! No […]

From Consumer to Investor – Making the Switch Happen


Right Hon Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas
“Celebrating the Past: Repositioning for the Future.” Staff Reporter It was a packed house at the Pentecostal Church of God in Saddlers on Sunday 11th November 2012, when members, invited guests and visitors gathered to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the church. Over fifty years ago this […]

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS




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Perhaps you have heard a West African pronounce the word ‘Milo’. It is most likely that they pronounced it as ‘Mee-low’. In the Caribbean and the US, the word is pronounced ‘My-low’. I first heard this pronunciation in 1997 and I have been arguing about the correct pronunciation ever since. […]

MEE-LOW


Volta River
Yesterday, as I was considering the water and electricity situation in Ghana, I realised that I had never written about the Akosombo Dam, the hypdro-electric plant in the Eastern Region of Ghana. This dam, which I have visited on many occasions and which I will describe shortly, provides electricity to […]

Water, water everywhere


New $100 note with Braille Features
PRESS RELEASE In an effort to provide EC Notes which are easier for blind and visually impaired persons to use, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has issued a series of notes with braille features. Braille is a universal system of writing and printing which enables blind or visually impaired […]

ECCB Issues EC Notes with Braille Features




An Older Woman at Work
By Russell Williams Some years ago while walking in Basseterre an elderly lady stopped me and thrust a phone in my hand and asked me to call a number for her, grumbling she said “this is what happens when you get into young people’s tings!”. I was reminded of the […]

“Young People’s Tings!”