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Apology and Retraction

In an article regarding Delta Petroleum Limited and The Nevis Electricity Company Ltd. (NEVLEC), printed in our October 7, 2016 edition of The St....

Phishing Email Awareness

By Colin Williamson Webmaster The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer Email scammers are looking for ways to try to fool you, hoping to steal your login and password information to...

Statement of Isabel Palmer – May 26, 2016

My name is Isabel Palmer, aka Chela. I live at Main Street, Charlestown, Nevis, with five other relatives.  I have one child, Felix, age...

WHEN WILL THE GRABBING END?

(EC) $250.3 MILLION IN OECD FREE GRANT MONEY DONATED TO ST. KITTS AND NEVIS (It is the reason why Nevis does not have a modern...

SOCIAL SECURITY TOP-UP VOLUNTARY PAYMENTS– By ELVIN BAILEY

A friend encouraged me to write about how persons can use voluntary contributions to top up their Social Security pensions.  Another friend who is...

PRE-TEEN TRAUMA

As I write this article, a little 12-year-old girl acquaintance is crying.  She has been crying all week ever since she got her Test...

AVOIDING DELINQUENCY– By ELVIN BAILEY

In St Kitts-Nevis, most employers dutifully pay their dues on time, giving Social Security a compliance rate that hovers around the 90% mark.  Compliance...

HAVE MERCY ON THEM

Last week I saw Wendell whom I had not seen in many years, dressed in his prison clothes doing prison chores.  From that might...

DEBT AND PUBLIC FAITH – SHOPPING ALERT

Debt And Public Faith In today’s issue of The Observer, Lesroy Williams reports, “According to figures at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, the national debt...

WISE PARENTING – DATING AND COURTSHIP

Continued from last week For example, a woman with a college degree who has her own business and has become quite successful will probably never...

MR. NATIONAL SECURITY THERE IS TOO MUCH CRIME

A Commentary Lesroy W. Williams The new Minister of National Security, the Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, was given a...

RECIPROCITY– By ELVIN BAILEY

In my last article which dealt with the construction industry, I made mention of reciprocal agreements. This requires explanation.  Since the 1960s there has...

GIMME DE JOB

I read somewhere that Prime Minister Douglas said he would bring in help from outside to aid in the fight against crime. I cannot divine...

GEOTHERMAL: WE MUST DO BETTER THAN THE BILL ALLOWS– By Carl B. Nisbett

The responsibilities, duties and obligations of the Nevis Island Administration are to the people of Nevis. I cannot say in good conscience that the...

GROWING OLD IN ST. KITTS-NEVIS – By ELVIN BAILEY

I recently represented Social Security at a very commendable workshop in St Kitts, sponsored by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and...

BAKE YOUR OWN BREAD

“Bread gone up again? What this place coming to?” I do not even want to hear you for I know you can do better. If...

IT’S NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM; SENSEI MAYNARD’S THE KEY FOR YOUTH

As crime continues to escalate, as respect continues to decline, as leadership roles come under heavy scrutiny and parental guidance remains highly questionable, there...

GEOTHERMAL AND NEVIS

By Carl B. Nisbett Much has been said concerning geothermal resources in Nevis. However, there has not been much clarity of thought or explanation concerning...

GETTING IT RIGHT; FIRST TIME, EVERY TIME – By ELVIN BAILEY

Perhaps the busiest portal within Social Security is the benefits window.  This is the point through which all claims enter the system.  They have...

BAD BLOOD

Somebody asked the Prime Minister the other day if Dwyer Astaphan’s sudden resignation resulted from bad blood between them. The answer, though quite diplomatic,...

FORGIVEN – BY ELVIN BAILEY

Social Security was challenged to show some love to our senior citizens, especially our women.  We were challenged to do so in an article...

DAMAGE CONTROL

The article which I wrote last week about the eight-year-old sexually active girl upset some people, especially the members of the Board of the...


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WISDOM AND INDUSTRY IN TACKLING THE COST OF LIVING

By Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, Ph.D About 170 years ago, the Jamaican people were faced with high unemployment and rising prices.  With unrest stalking...

WI CRICKET STILL AT ITS NADIR   …And the Future Doesn’t Look Any Brighter

West Indies suffered yet another defeat at home when they were beaten 2 - 1 in a three test match series against Australia.   The...

QUALITY CONTROL – BY ELVIN BAILEY

During the discussions on reform of Social Security, when we broached the subject of a raise in the pension age, people became alarmed.  They...

SEX IN THE CRADLE

For the last three months I have been struggling with a case involving a child, an inmate of the Children's Home, and the Children's...

NASPA, A COMPANY IN TURMOIL

The Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority is very dear to me, being a former member of its Board of Directors from 1998 to...

THE MYSTERY OF THE TENTH OF JUNE

On the tenth of June, 1967 a party of Anguillans visited St. Kitts with some kind of quixotic intention to overthrow the government of...

TIME FOR SOME BIG THOUGHTS ON NEVIS

Commentary By Steve Thomas Observer Nevis Editor (Charlestown, Nevis) – It’s tough to think big. Most of us think about right now, what’s in front of us,...

SOCIAL SECURITY FOR THE SELF EMPLOYED

By Elvin Bailey Social Security recently participated in a technical seminar for Directors of Social Security Organisations in the English Speaking Caribbean that was held...