SKN PULSE, Friday, 31st, 2014 – Today on Freedom FM 106.5 through its popular show Good Morning Saint Kitts and Nevis, Chief Operating Officer of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Mr. Pete Russell accompanied by the Minister of Sports Mr. Glenn Phillip and Mr. Vernon Springer, (Senior Sports Officer) gave an in-depth analysis of the successes of the recently held 20-20 Cricket League.
The Sports Minister indicated that the initiation process to get CPL in Saint Kitts was not easy. Nonetheless Saint Kitts has been showered with praises across the globe for successfully hosting the CPL tournament and thus was rewarded for the best outfield in the tournament. Moreover, the overall CPL experience in Saint Kitts was an instant hit with many. The roll out of entertainment and activities soothed fans tremendously.
After receiving the analysed data, it was revealed that over 220 000 persons watched cricket live. Mr. Russell also hinted that CPL stands second to the IPL in terms of TV ratings and popularity. He outlined that the uniqueness of the Caribbean is that, it’s the greatest spot to have a lime.
Further revelations also indicated that CPL was viewed by 110 broadcasts across the world. As a result, the different islands were promoted as destinations which boosted their tourism product whether short term or long term. Thus, CPL had a phenomenal impact on the Caribbean region and the economics for the islands improved. For example in Saint Kitts, the visitor arrivals would have increased, foreign exchange took place and tours for taxi operators increased significantly.
Minister Phillip indicated that his team is already looking forward to 2015 since that solid link has already been established. SKN PULSE wishes to congratulate the Ministry of Sports, the Federal Cabinet and all who ensured the successful hosting of CPL.
SKN PULSE, Friday 31st, 2014 – Challengers Exodus takes game 1 in the best of 5 series. The 2014 Premier Division Championship Finals commenced last evening, (Thursday, 30th, 2014) at Basketball City where Challengers Exodus and Cotton Ground Rebels did battle. Both teams are uniquely positioned to create history when they would have come out the successor in this final stage. The final score line was as follows:
Challengers Exodus 81
Cotton Ground Rebels 61
The next game would be played in Nevis at the Grell-Hull-Stevens Complex.
SKN PULSE, Friday, 31st, October, 2014 – The Finance Ministers across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union meet in Saint Kitts today to mark the 80th Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, (ECCB).
Such a meeting will allow for the tabling of the Governor’s report on the monetary and credit conditions within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.
In addition, the Ministers and other key finance officials will have the opportunity to deliberate on an effective resolution strategy for strengthening the resilience of the financial sector in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.
SKN PULSE: Thursday, 30th, 2014 – The young and ambitious Neila Jones the former Caribbean Youth Congress 2013 winner and former “Junior Minister of Tourism” met with the Prime Minister on the popular talk show program Breakfast Menu with host Mr. Walter Morton and guest co-host Mr.Stevenson Manners.
In her opening remarks, Ms. Jones used the icebreaker moment to express thanks for the opportunity given and greeted the host, guest co-host, Prime Minister Douglas and the listening audience.
The vibrant sixth former showered praises on the reach initiative after Mr. Manners elicited from her what it is like to be a beneficiary of the reach program. Further, Ms. Jones used the opportunity to ask Prime Minister Douglas: “What are the opportunities available to youths who would be completing college within Saint Kitts and Nevis in the next year?”
In his response, the Prime Minister used the opportunity to highlight that agreements are in place with Cuba, Taiwan, University of the West Indies, the Virgin Islands and a few universities in the USA like Midwestern and Monroe College. The Prime Minister advised that his government would appreciate if right after sixth form such opportunities are capitalized upon if such is a desire at that immediate and appropriate time.
The absence of the current Caribbean Youth Congress winner, Rol-J Williams left a void that forced Neila to provide a brief synopsis of the young man. Rol-J was described as a very intelligent young man who Neila envisioned would become a politician and sort to ask the Prime Minister a question that she thought Mr. Williams would ask, “What is it like to be a politician and how do you manage to stay in power so long? The Prime Minister evoked that he naturally has a love for people and generally care. After the discourse, a picture was taken with the Prime Minister and Neila Jones.
SKN PULSE, Thursday, 30th, 2014-At the recently held Conversations for Progress last evening, Wednesday 29th, 2014, Dr. Kelvin Daly (President of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College) articulated the way forward to ensuring a new, improved and all accommodating campus. Dr. Daly in his wisdom spoke to the plans for a new campus. Such a modern campus would require 95 acres of land and 2020 has been touted as the time frame to work with.
Added to this the astute Nevisian outlined in his plans that an expansion of the college would allow for dormitories to be built which would greatly relieve the burden of Nevisians who face difficult times in Saint Kitts with regards to affordable low rental housing. Further, he outlined new programs and other programs that have been sought and upgraded like the Bachelors of Science in nursing. Dr. Daly opined that to further ease the burden of Nevisians a bridge should be built. Clearly the initiatives of Dr. Daly and the faculty of the college would have far reaching effects that may shape both islands to be the envy in education. Certainly, there are brighter days ahead for the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College under the Presidency of Dr. Daly.
History was created on Wednesday 29th October, 2014 when the Federal Government under the leadership of the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas conducted its first edition of Conversations for Progress at the Jessups Community Center. The Nevisian public turned out in their numbers and the arrival of the Prime Minister and his support base created an electrifying atmosphere.
The panel comprised of Dr. Kelvin Daley, President of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, The Honourable Patrice Nisbett the representative of constituency 11 and Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs The Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas. After the presentations from each panelists, a question and answer session followed which brought the proceedings to an end which was ably chaired by Ebony Brandon.
The Nevis Reformation Party through its sub committee in the St.Georges Parish, have signalled that they are ready to walk, talk and act like Champions.
Mr. Cory Tyson while responding to the out-pour of congratulatory messages on Facebook indicated that TeamCory is ready to be launched. He used the opportunity to invite the constituents to this historical occasion.
On Saturday the 8th of November 2014 at the Hardtimes Playfield, the St.Georges constituents will be in for a treat as Mr. Tyson would eloquently outline his agenda for the development of the St.Georges Parish.
SKN PULSE, The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis continues its Conversations for Progress, this week on the sister isle of Nevis. Conversations for Progress is an initiative that informs the general populace of trending issues within the Nation and further gathers view points from the listening audience.
Bearing such in mind, the Jessups Community Center would be the hub of activity on Wednesday the 29th of October at 7:30pm.
The panelists include the Prime Minister: The Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas, Federal Minister & Area Representative: Honourable Patrice Nisbett and President of the Clarence Fitzroy Byrant College: Dr. Kelvin Daley. The primary focus of this weeks discussion will be centered on Capacity Building at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, Delivering for Nevis through Collaborative Representation and the National Agenda.
The Nevis Reformation Party in its quest to remain one of the most vibrant Opposition Parties within the Federation has stepped up the tempo in the St.Georges Constituency. On Friday, 24th of October, 2014 the Nevis Reformation Party (TeamCory) sucessfully held their Official Opening of the Constituency Office located in the Old Post Office Building. Such a move signals the severity to which “NRP” is approaching the Federal Elections that is constitutionally due in the first quarter of 2015.
Present at the Official Opening Ceremony was Mr.Cory Tyson. After acknowledging numerous congratulatory comments through Facebook, Mr. Tyson indicated that the office is just a start and a sign of what TeamCory has in store for the communities of Gingerland.
The Ultra Sonics Band of Nevisian fame will be launching a brand new soca single for all the Ultraholics worldwide. The track is entitled “Fetting Hard” and the official release time is 11:00 am via Facebook. The downloadable link will be provided on their page at https://www.facebook.com/ultrasonic.bandnevis .