St. Kitts and Nevis will host a Results Based Management Workshop on January 16 and 17 which forms part of the CARICOM Education for Employment Programme (C-EFE).
Honourable Nigel Carty, Minister of Education and Information will open the workshop with a keynote address focusing on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in St. Kitts and Nevis. Continue reading →
Earnings and employment generated by the rum industry in 14 CARICOM countries and the Dominican Republic (collectively CARIFORUM) are under siege and the entire industry could be severely diminished in a few years unless the governments of these countries take swift action.
In previous commentaries, I have drawn attention to the devastating effect on CARIFORUM countries if the US Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico (PR) are allowed to continue current arrangements in which the governments of those two US possessions unfairly use a tax rebate from the US Federal Government to provide huge benefits to companies to produce and market rum for the US market. Now a comprehensive report commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat, highlights a major threat to exports of CARIFORUM rum to the 27-nation European Union (EU). Continue reading →
The presentation below is the reproduction of the essay submitted by Magnus Brensyl Esdaille which won him the first prize in the Jamaica 50 St. Kitts Nevis Essay Competition in the Young Adults (aged 16 to 25) Category which was held in August 2012 as part of the celebration of Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Political Independence in the Federation.
It is, in my estimation, beyond dispute that no account of the Caribbean’s historical experience, be it of the near or distant past, or of current times, is even contemplatable far less complete without reference to Jamaica and its unique and singular contribution to what is collectively the Caribbean experience. Continue reading →
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 04, 2012 (SKNIS):
Youth in St. Kitts and Nevis are set to benefit as the CARICOM Secretariat’s Youth Desk rolls out its latest intervention to promote empowerment and self -dependency through entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneur Ervin Welsh and youth activist Ian Richards were trained to deliver the Creative Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) Manual developed by youth and other stakeholders last year in St. Kitts. The August 29 to 31 training was attended by persons from Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and host Bahamas. Continue reading →
Presentations from leading experts on topics including the development of geothermal energy, mechanisms for funding investment in renewable energy, electricity systems integration and energy access solutions for developing countries and strategies for improving energy efficiency and energy access will be made at next month’s Third Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum and Exhibition (CSEF III).