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DON’T DIE NEEDLESSLY

One of the negative developments that took place in the old year of 2007 was the many traffic accidents which happened on our roads...

WE NEED A NEW JAIL

The jail in St. Kitts is too crowded, too ancient in its concept, and irrelevant to the social requirements of our present age. The kind...

KUDOS FOR PRIME MINISTER DOUGLAS AND HIS CABINET

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis deserves the highest compliments for deciding to return Fort Street to its original use prior to the...

ELECTORAL REFORM MUST BENEFIT THE HOME FRONT

The debate in the National Assembly on the Amendments to the Electoral Laws of the nation was a big anticipated event. The public looked...

A QUESTION OF GOOD MANNERS

There is in circulation on the Internet a complaint about a local taxi driver. It wont be necessary to mention his name as the...

WILL THE SHERIFF NOW MARSHAL THE FORCES?

Mr. Mark Brantley, newly elected member from Nevis, was sworn in on Wednesday as the freshman of the National Assembly. For all Nevisians regardless...

TOGETHERNESS IS THE KEY

It is heartening to observe the spirit of co-operation with which the defense force and the police have been operating and the positive outcomes...

OUR PRICELESS ASSETS

The sale of the government share in Cable and Wireless is a matter of grave concern to us. The message that it sends to...

Secure the hospital now

Recently some very frightening events have taken place at the JNF General Hospital which is virtually a thoroughfare for all and sundry including gunmen...

Too many points in the plan

Crime is rampant in our Federation and criminals are becoming more daring as each act of crime goes unsolved. Guns are everywhere. Stupid gangs...

Amend constitution re dual citizenship

The ruling party in Basseterre must without delay use its majority in the Federal Parliament to amend the constitution to a more suitable position...

Reflections on independence: 24 years and growing stronger

By Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, Ph.D, M.P. Twenty-four years ago pomp and circumstance heralded in a new nation as Princess Margaret, sister and representative...

True independence

Independence Day is here again and all kinds of activities will mark the event. Cocktails will flow, flags will fly; the armed and unarmed forces...

By-election results prove Nevis independence alive and kicking!

As I waited impatiently for a ridiculously long eight hours for the votes to be counted the night of August 27, 2007 I started...

Service to country must take priority

The current debate as to whether persons serving in the National Assembly could have citizenship in another country is an interesting one for several...

Food for thought; and for the People

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) has recently embarked on a drive to deepen the region’s economic growth and foster greater integration...

University of St. Christopher

According to a government release, a bill has been presented to the National Assembly in its first reading to provide for the transition of...

Welcome home again

Many of our nationals have come home to visit and to participate in this year’s music festival. To you we extend a hearty welcome. ...

Farewell, Malcolm

The entire St. Kitts-Nevis community feels deep sadness at the untimely passing of Mr. Malcolm Guishard, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly. To...

Like parent, like child?

Over the last few weeks young men have been appearing before the judge, in the high court to answer to some very serious charges. Most...

Beware of Dancehall

From one corner of our public comes the urgent and repeated warnings about the descent of our culture into the Dancehall genre. From another...

New Era shows promise

As West Indies began a new era under the captaincy of Ramnaresh Sarwan, their performance showed great promise, as they were able to achieve...

Red Alert

Last week, The Observer’s Editorial column shared with the reading public the sentiments of the Nyabinghi Movement regarding the Labour Party of St. Kitts...

Heavy Manners

The recent case of Calypso Reggie deserves the attention of the public of St. Kitts and Nevis. According to reports Reggie had an altercation with...

The Labour Conference Political Ideology

As the Labour Party prepares to hold its annual conference, we take note of a statement issued by the Rastafarian Movement that the Labour...

Giving thanks

It is no secret that the fortunes of our small nation rests in the hands of bigger and more wealthy nations. We dare not...

We’ve got to do our own G-8ing

Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas aptly addressed the difficulties posed by globalisation on the economies of small island states like our Federation and outlined...

This right is unassailable

The United States Congress enacted a Freedom of Information Act which provides for the accessability of its citizens to public records and any government...

Investment yes; subservience no

Indications are that both the central government in Basseterre and the island administration in Nevis are getting flurries of applications for hotels, resorts, villa...

The Violence and the visibility

As we approach what can arguably be described as the biggest thing to happen to the Federation since independence, we must exercise supreme caution....