TROTT TALK- AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR COUNTRY’S LEADERS

Dear Sirs or Madames, whatever the case may be: The citizens, residents and guests of our country are under daily and nightly bombardment. Loud music...

TRIGGERS FOR SOCIAL SECURITY SELF-REGULATION – BY ELVIN BAILEY

By now everybody in St Kitts and Nevis should know that Social Security is holding public discussions leading to reform.  The aim is to...

REPEATING MYSELF

Last year just before Christmas, our youth went on a rampage. They organized themselves into gangs, they marked out turf which they claimed and...

BEWARE OF THE GREEKS BEARING GIFTS

The comments by The Voice of Political Mischief in The Observer of March 14, 2008 has caught my journalistic fancy.  Here is a political...

TROTT TALK- PETITION TIME

I believe that the anti-noise campaign that was started here a few months ago has created interest and awareness through regular articles in the...


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VENDORS ALLOWED –BY ELVIN BAILEY

Sometime ago, I attended a debate that pitted the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College against the Charlestown Secondary School’s 6th Form, on the issue of...

TO MANY NEGATIVES CREATING HAVOC

A government that was elected based on one of their campaign promises to reduce the cost of living, now finds itself reneging on that...

ADVANCING HEMISPHERIC ENERGY SECURITY TO PROMOTE PROSPERITY

By Assistant Secretaries Thomas A. Shannon and Daniel Sullivan, U.S. Department of State Last year, when the Hemisphere’s foreign ministers met at the OAS General Assembly in...

TROTT TALK- THE SOUND OF MU-SICK

I have been an avid music lover all of my life, and pride myself on being the creator of two musical comedies which briefly...

I’LL CONTINUE TO GIVE DESPITE THE NRP’S POLICY OF EXCLUSION

By Mark Brantley A few weeks ago I presented a cheque to the young debaters of Nevis for assisting them in defraying the costs associated...

WE NEED MORE ROAD SENSE

Recent road fatalities and other frequent vehicular accidents here on the island, highlights the urgency for better usage of our roads and a different...

JAILHOUSE YOUTH?

I heard a recent report that a teenager was convicted by the court and sent to jail. Perhaps I should have shrugged my shoulder...

NEW FACE OF HUNGER

By Ban Ki-moon Secretary General of the United Nations (This piece recently appeared in the Washington Post) The price of food is soaring. The threat of hunger...

TROTT TALK- IT’S A DOGGONE SHAME!

In a Letter to the Editor in last week’s St. Kitts/Nevis Observer, a writer complains about me, and I quote – “And as much...

THE SICKNESS EPIDEMIC AND SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM

By Elvin Bailey The Social Security Act No.13 of 1977 requires that when an insured employee is unable to work due to sickness, Social Security...

LOUD MUSIC REALLY IS AN EARSORE

Heeding to his cry and supporting Mr.Amba Trott in his fight against the noise pollution that has been plaguing residents of this island, is...

HOOLIGANISM ON THE ROAD

On Wednesday morning the Basseterre community was rudely awakened by the report that there was a head-on collision of two passenger vehicles and a...

BARACK OBAMA AND THE COLOR OF LANGUAGE

By Steve Thomas Observer Nevis Editor “A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires...

TROTT TALK- CULTURAL PROSTITUTION!

I’m surprised and dismayed that there seems to be a general notion in some quarters, that the preponderance of loud music in our communities...

RISING FOOD PRICES HIT CENTRAL AMERICA HARD

Story courtesy of the U.N. World Food Program Panama, 26 February 2008 - Global food prices are rising, putting even basic commodities beyond the reach of...

THE INTRICACIES OF POPULATION DYNAMICS, PENSIONS AND REFORM OF SOCIAL SECURITY

By Elvin Bailey “I don’t believe there is a problem looming with Social Security!” “You have not convinced me!  How can you know that all that...

POLITICAL UNITY ON NEVIS INDEPENDENCE

As I write this article Albanians in Kosovo are intoxicated with happiness and they are all in full celebration mood as they declare their...

WHAT OBAMA’S SUCCESS MEANS TO ME

In September of 2005, the world came to see America’s image tarnished by the horrors of Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the richest...

TROTT TALK- AM I WRONG?

Three months ago I embarked on an anti-noise campaign in Nevis. The intrusions of unnecessarily over-amplified music and other sounds have become so pervasive,...

I AM APPALLED

I gave a talk at AVEC on Tuesday, in commemoration of Black History Month. I choose the Buckley’s episode as the theme of my...

TROTT TALK- AM I BORING YOU?

Every week since the middle of last November I’ve been writing about the same subject – the prevalence of noise and loud music in...

WICB AND SIR ALLEN? A BOOST FOR WEST INDIES CRICKET

Now please do not get me wrong, I have nothing against the Stanford 20/20 cricket that’s taking place presently in Antigua. This follows the...

NO BLACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE

By Sir Ronald Sanders I start this commentary by declaring that I would like Barack Obama to be elected President of the United States, not...

TROTT TALK- IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK?

People ask all kinds of things these days. Well, I guess it’s not only these days, I guess they always did. I don’t ask...

MISINFORMATION LEAVES A BAD TASTE

There has been so much happening in our beloved island that it’s beginning to be a problem choosing what to write about.  Then again,...