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Let’s Just Do It, Man!



waving St Kitts FlagG.A.Dwyer Astaphan,

Thursday, March 26, 2015


The Prime Minister announced last night that effective April 7, 2015, VAT will no longer be payable on food, medicine and funerals.


Now he and his colleagues must ensure that the savings actually reach consumers. This means that they must guard against any sudden ‘hike’ in prices of the newly exempted goods and services that would negate this removal of the VAT. In fact, we need to see a reduction in prices. Continue reading

Brief History of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga

Rotary Club of Liamigua

Presented By PP Cameron Wilkinson

Basseterre, St Kitts (10 August 2013):

One of the Past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL), Dr. Cameron Wilkinson, presented a brief overview of the history of the RCL at the Club’s recent 2013 Installation & 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet held at Nirvana Restaurant (old Fairview Inn) which is presented below.

Dr Cameron Wilkinson

Dr Cameron Wilkinson

If I am to be brutally honest the genesis of our Club began with a seed sown in the midst of turmoil.

The late Past District Governor (PDG) Fred Lam decided to start a new Rotary Club after a falling out with his old club, the Rotary Club of St. Kitts. When he came up with the idea there were many who were against it. Some thought that the population of St. Kitts was too small to support two (2) clubs. Many other reasons were also given why he should not proceed. Continue reading

Astona Browne Appointed OECS Commissioner-designate

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 8th 2011 (CUOPM) –

Former Permanent Secretary in the defunct Ministry of National Security, Mrs. Astona Browne has been appointed St. Kitts and Nevis OECS Commissioner-designate and will head up the Regional Integration and Diaspora Affairs Unit.

Mrs Astona Browne - OECS Commissioner Designate

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PM Douglas Installs New CARICOM Secretary General

LaRocque told he gets an institution with an ambitious agenda


CARICOM Chairman, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L.
Douglas has told the region’s top civil servant that he has been bequeathed an institution with an ambitious agenda whose scope is far reaching.

“With your leadership the Secretariat must chart the way forward to redefine the sphere of our foreign policy cooperation so as to accentuate our own relevance as a grouping which has a voice in international discourse Continue reading

In the Footsteps of the Ancestors – The UNESCO Slave Route Project

By Deniece Alleyne

Image used for the St. Kitts National UNESCO Slave Route Project

As a small child I was very much mesmerized by Africa. My parents took a keen interest in the developments in South Africa in the waning days of the Apartheid regime in the late 1980s and would take any opportunity to watch the struggle unfold on television. I was a young child then and did not understand much of the significance of what I was seeing but I knew it was important. Continue reading