This is a form of greeting that encompasses Ghanaian hospitality. I hear these three words several times a day.
When you enter a store or visit a Ghanaian’s house, their first words are “You are welcome”.
If you walk into a room where people are eating, they will invite you to join – “You are welcome”.
I have read repeatedly that “you visit West Africa for the people and East Africa for the animals”. I have only been to one West African country (Ghana) and nowhere in East Africa, however, I can definitely account for the hospitality of the Ghanaians.
We are in the height of summer and it is not only the environmental temperature that is rising here in St. Kitts. Election fever has stepped up a pace and raised tempers as well as temperatures. The current slew of court cases brought by the opposition against the government seeks to protect our constitution and has generated interest not only in St.Kitts but in the whole of the English speaking Caribbean that has similar constitutions to ours.Both parties are represented by legal counsel from various Caribbean countries and this has highlighted the inter-relatedness of our common legal system. Perhaps here at least CARICOM is a reality. We continue to follow the progress and will ensure that our readers are informed of the outcome.Continue reading →
Once upon a time on St Kitts and Nevis, thirsty people would go to the shops, buy a bottle of Coke, and return the empty for a quarter. The bottling company actually paid people to return empty bottles so that they could wash them, sterilize, refill them, and put them on the shelves of our stores again. Continue reading →