The National Entrepreneurial Development Division (NEDD) is inviting all entrepreneurs, prospective entrepreneurs and all residents, particularly those in the St. Johnson’s “Village” area to a Community Business Meeting on Thursday, September 06, 2012, at the St. Johnson’s Community Centre at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Continue reading →
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 encounter when earlier this week I had an encounter with a security guard at a coffee shop, again in Basseterre. The guard is very much in his senior years, but when his phone rang he coolly took his Blackberry from his pocket and began his conversation. He hadn’t finished when a very current reggae tune began to play and he promptly removed his Motorola Razr from the other pocket! I teased him and said he was very much up to date and “in tings” as we would say! Continue reading →
Individuals of NEMA District 4 ( Old Road to New Guinea) in St. Kitts commenced a 3 day workshop at the Half Way Tree community centre, which will enable them on completion to become more fully conversant with the assessment and mitigation of risk of disasters to their community. Continue reading →
“LifeLines is a monthly column dedicated to addressing issues of mental, behavioural, and social health. The column appears on the 1st weekend of the month, and is written by professionals in the field of social work, mental health, and community medicine”.
By Michele de la Coudray-Blake
Assertiveness, which describes a firm, non-threatening and non-abusive approach to articulating what is right for that person, should not be confused with aggression, which is a threatening, abusive and invasive approach to getting personal needs met. The former approach satisfies both the need of the individual, and the feeling of being respectful of the other individual. The latter approach promotes anger, frustration, discord and feelings of violation – feelings that we want to avoid in most situations. Continue reading →
It is with a sense of singular hope and aspiration that the Jamaican Kittitian (JamKit) Association uses this medium to extend warm words of greeting to the citizens and residents of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis at this start of another New Year. No more appropriate time can be found than this to pause in reflection, in order to give thanks for the challenges met and accomplishments made over the course of 2011, and to recalibrate for the way forward. God, who has been “Our Help in Ages Past” remains “Our Hope for Years to Come”, and we continue to hold true to His promises of assistance and succour with thanksgiving. Continue reading →