THE LAW IS AN ASS

I read the account of a gambling case which was tried at the Charlestown Magistrate’s Court last week. A few teenage boys and a young...


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FAILURES OF JOURNALISM AND THE PUBLIC

Commentary By Floyd French Observer Reporter I have encountered a number of obstacles in the execution of my job.  The news makers do not make themselves readily...

WORKING SAFE, WORKING SMART

World Day for Health and Safety in the Workplace for 2007 was observed on April 28th .  It is a day designated by the...

BUT WASHIE!

Ishmael dropped in to see me last week. “Washie, you hear bout the Nevis woman who they send jail for bad word?” I had heard about...

LEFT MUCH TO BE DESIRED

It certainly was not one of our best moments here on Nevis as the talk of the town focused mainly on events surrounding Trinity Broadcasting...

DEBUNKING SOME MYTHS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY

For the past 4 months the public has had an unprecedented opportunity to discuss the performance of Social Security and to help guide its...

INEXCUSABLE INCOMPETENCE

What happened with that bridge last Wednesday seemed to have been the result of inexcusable incompetence and I am surprised that the massive tragedy...

TEACHERS, REACHING THEIR LIMITS, FACE NEW TESTS

It’s quite noticeable that great efforts are being made at the Charlestown Secondary School in an attempt to bring more order and control at...

WE MUST CONTINUE TO FIGHT AGAINST THE HIGH COST OF LIVING

By Dr the Hon                    Timothy Harris Ph. D (Dr. Harris is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, International Affairs, Consumer Affairs, and Industry and...

GIVING THANKS

It has been an interesting journey! Forty consultations held within the Federation to canvass the views of residents and citizens about their Social Security. ...

THE BACKWARD TIE

When I was a young man and a regular churchgoer I used to have doubts and conflicts about wearing a tie around my neck...

CAN WINDIES KEEP IT UP AGAINST AUSTRALIA?

West Indies take on Australia later this month in a 3-match test and five ODI series.  Our team that performs best at home will...

THE ELEVEN CENTS EMPIRE

A friend of mine stopped me recently to comment on my article entitled “Triggers”.  He did not disagree with my argument, but felt that...

FINE YUH CLASS!

Reprinted from a previous issue. School callin’. Find yuh class. Kittitians, what class you in? Find yuh class. Nevisians, you in a class? Well find...

WHO’S GOING TO TELL HILLARY?

By Steve Thomas Observer Nevis Editor To win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton needed to do two things Tuesday: Win decisively in Indiana and...

NO JAIL FOR JUVENILES

I don’t believe in jail for juvenile offenders. And there were people before me who did not believe in the practice and who substituted...

SOCIAL SECURITY’S INVESTMENTS FOR THE FUTURE – BY ELVIN BAILEY

There are 48 students in the Federation who are attending high schools with assistance from Social Security – 13 in Nevis, 35 in St...

STARVATION COMING?

This morning I heard on CNN that all around the world rice is in short supply, so short that it has to be rationed. I...

CHANGE IN LIFESTYLE WILL HELP GREATLY

Mounting food prices and the rising cost of living have been topics of concern not only here in Nevis and the Caribbean but seemingly...

SINGING OUT OF TUNE – BY ELVIN BAILEY

A few Wednesdays ago I went to the Magistrate Court, District A.  I went to give moral support to the Compliance Department and because...

SPORT CHANGES THINGS

Last Saturday I had a most exciting and exhilarating experience. I spoke to a group of youth, all under the age of 13. They...

KUDOS TO OUR YOUNG ATHLETES

Another wonderful and successful day for the 2008 Inter-Primary School sports day here on Nevis.  The weather was great, the spectator turnout was tremendous,...

POWELL OFFERS EXPLANATION ON OAS ISSUE

(Basseterre) – The following statement was issued by the Nevis Island Adminsitration in relation to management of the geothermal project: Junior Minister responsible for Works,...

NEVIS GEOTHERMAL PROJECT – BY A. MICHAEL PERKINS

My attention is drawn to a recent press conference held by the NRP Administration about the abovementioned project.  As the former Minister responsible for...

IS A SELF REGULATING SOCIAL SECURITY A REALITY?– BY ELVIN BAILEY

In an earlier article, I raised the issue of whether Social Security could be self-regulating and suggested that there are certain triggers or co-efficients...

PRE-EMPTING CRIME

Ten years ago there was an upsurge in criminal activity in Basseterre. Young men to broke into homes and burgled them, they injured each...

IS TAIWAN UNMINDFUL OF LOPSIDED ALLOCATION OF FUNDING?

The lop-sided allocation of the resources that pour into Basseterre for the development of both St.Kitts and Nevis is, and has always been, the...

IN THE SHADOW OF ’68, DEMOCRATS FEAR SPLIT

By Steve Thomas Observer Nevis Editor (Charlestown, Nevis) – Forty years ago today, America started to explode. For those too young to remember or those not...

SOCIAL SECURITY AND LIFE INSURANCE – BY ELVIN BAILEY

John Doe is a husband and many times a father.  He is self-employed in a high risk job.  He is worried about his family...

ZIMBABWEAN LESSON

President Mugabe of Zimbabwe is, I believe, an unhappy man. I believe he is unhappy because he thinks that he is at least misunderstood...