SKN PULSE 5-BUZZ: Crime.

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As the Nation mourns the loss of another young life the Question remains,  how do we cope as Federation to address crime?  First and foremost the blame game does not work, making it a political whip compounds the problem rather than produce the solutions. The harsh reality is that Politicians are great talkers therefore they would tell you what you want to hear while the police on the other hand will give the assurance all is well when they themselves don’t have the answers. Criminals have already carved out their plan of action and we as a people have no means of deterring such. However,  what Governments and Police are responsible for is putting measures in place to curb such trends. Bearing such in mind,  SKN PULSE believes that:

1. Our borders and Ports need to come under increased scrutiny. With that said,  patrolling the waters more often and reshuffling customs officers are some measures that can be readily implemented.

2. Criminals just don’t rise over night.  Hence,  there must be a chain of events that exist that can be tapped into. As such,  from an elementary level programs should be conducted to target troubled teens. Yes, Operation Future and the Horizon Home exists but is there an existing mechanism where the Police,  the Education Department and the Social Services Department collaborate so as to comprehensively have a track record of behaviours that may exist. If we cultivate behaviours from the bottom  upwards then chances for success or change is greater.

3. We are at the crossroads where as a Nation,  the powers that be may have to reconsider introducing  the Death Penalty.

4. Seek the assistance of foreign agencies (Scotland Yard,  RCMP, FBI) and or adopt foreign exchange programs.

5. The community plays a pivotal role in strengthening the arm of the police force but some officers do a great job of ensuring that there is great distrust from the community.  This in itself needs to be dealt with urgently.

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SKN PULSE 5-BUZZ: Things To Know.

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1. Nevisian Oscar Browne is the newly crowned Lime Senior Monarch King in Saint Kitts.

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4. As another election looms,  Geothermal  seems to be a critical issue that just won’t go away.  In a recent dialogue on his program Ask The Prime Minister,  it was revealed that the Concerned Citizens Movement refused assistance from the Federal government and the SIDF combined. Will Nevis ever get Geothermal  is one of the questions that ought to be answered sooner rather than later.

5. America’s well-known journalist and former CNN contributor Roland Martin is vacationing in St. Kitts.

Mr. Martin posted on his Facebook page the following quoted text and a photo of himself and his wife,  “Me and @Jhoodmartin headed to St. Kitts rockin our @houstontexans gear. Got my @jjwatt MVP jersey!‪#‎BullsOnParade‬,” such a post was made on Sunday 28th December,  2014.

The popularity of the posting has soared. It has attracted nearly 3,000 likes and 24 shares with nearly 100 comments.

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SKN PULSE 5-BUZZ: Things To Know.

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Sugar Mas Update:

1. The newly crowned Saint Kitts and Nevis Ms. Carnival Queen  is Tishima Browne. She competed against four beautiful young ladies and at the end of the night she reigned supreme. Her runners up include Ms. Fergus and Ms. Flemming. Nevisian Akiesha Fergus placed first runner up (1st) in the Saint Kitts and Nevis Carnival Queen Show. Ms. Fergus is the reigning Ms. Culture 2014. Truly,  it has been her year to shine and she continues to give her best on-stage. Ms. Jackiema Flemming placed second runner up (2nd) in the Saint Kitts  and Nevis Carnival Queen Show.

SKN PULSE congratulates all contestants. Onstage performances aren’t an easy task, hence all of the performances should be commended.  Ladies continue to hold your heads high and aim for the highest always.

2. The Saint Kitts and Nevis Lime sponsored Senior Calypso Monarch competition is slated for today Monday, 29th December and as per usual competition will be tight as the finalists come up against reigning king Richie Buntin.

International News Segment:

3. Search continues for missing jet:

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4. Speculation is high that AirAsia may be lodged at the bottom of the sea.

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Mobile News:

5. Android users experienced error on Sunday due to Twitter’s error which kicked users off of their accounts.
Normality is returning to mobile Twitter. After a period during which the official Android Twitter app was inaccessible, some users are now reporting that they can access their accounts on their Android devices again. Twitter’s mobile site is back up after some downtime, and Tweetdeck, which was showing recently posted tweets as being sent a year ago, appears to be back to working order. (Credit: The Verge)

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SKN PULSE Man of The Year For Nevis : Mr. Joseph Parry.

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SKN PULSE,  Monday, 29th, December,  2014 – Too often we cherish trendy fashion over old school clothing, fast food over ground provisions,  flattery over reality and sadly one day it will leave us all bitter.  With that said,  at the break of 2013 when The Nevis Reformation Party contested and lost the local elections a fruitful relationship was built with the Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party that dazzled the minds of the Peoples Action Movement and the Concerned Citizens  Movement. Honourable Joseph Parry had the foresight to establish a working relationship with the ruling Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour  Party back in his first dispensation as Premier and that concept of Team Work with an ally in Saint Kitts has proven to reap tangible benefits for Nevis.

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Consequently, the formal presentation of the Oneness working relationship between Labour and NRP came on Thursday 18th December 2014,  that historic day on Pinneys Beach which  signalled a Oneness that Kittitans and Nevisians are accustomed to during the Festive Season. SKN PULSE  believes that the visionary leadership of Joseph Parry from 2006  to 2013 still has a large positive effect on Nevis today. Therefore, SKN  PULSE salutes Mr. Joseph Parry, for ably pressing his prints of vision on Oualie.

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With Honourable Patrice Nisbett working with the Federal Government,  the popularity of the Nevis Reformation Party is soaring more than ever, there members are more alert and they have sought to rejuvenate the Party with youth. Making changes and transitioning isn’t always easy thus hard decisions had to be made. These included finding a potential dominant option in Gingerland and reshuffling up Saint Johns and St. Paul after a massive defeat in Saint Johns. The panic button wasn’t tapped at any time but speculation was abuzz about what was in store for the party. Robelto Hector  was identified as a potential  candidate  and eventually he was supported and is been afforded the opportunity  to contest the seat. While that was ironed out, St. Georges Parish was still a mystery. Nonetheless,  Mr. Cory Tyson,  was identified,  presented to the top officials within the party and subsequently  launched. 

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For those who understand  the dynamics of Politics,  the visionary  leadership of Mr. Parry forced the hand of the Nevis Island Administration in more ways than one causing the NIA to follow through on the land for debt swap although they initially opposed it and they had to seek an audience with Team Unity in hopes of unseating the Labour Government as they felt uncomfortable dealing with The Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party. Further,  NRP in opposition has been very aggressive,  they have conducted a food drive, they had initiated a back to school bag drive in the various communities and initiated and presented a Petition  to the Prime Minister to launch an investigation with regards to a Land Deal. Clearly, the moves made by the NRP party is indicative of their understanding for the concept of political chemistry.

In concluding, kudos to the foresight of the Honourable Joseph Parry and in so doing SKN PULSE awards him man of the year for Nevis for 2014 and extends best wishes for the upcoming year, 2015.

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SKN PULSE 3-Buzz: Sugar Mas.

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1. Successful Jouvert Morning held in Saint Kitts on Friday,  26th December,  2014. Revellers went all out to ensure they enjoyed themselves.

2. Action, Action and More Action.  The fete of all fetes… Inception takes place tonight. See flyer below:

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3. Sunday is the night set aside for the SKN Carnival Queen Show for Sugar Mas 43 where five beautiful ladies would compete for the title of Ms.  National Carnival Queen. 

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SKN PULSE Man of The Year Award: The Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas Man of The Year For Saint Kitts.

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Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis – Dr.Denzil Douglas.

SKN PULSE, Friday 26th December, 2014 – As the clock ticks and the seconds fade 2014 will be labelled as a distant memory for many. However, our tiny Island Paradise of Saint Kitts and Nevis will forever remember 2014, for the simple fact that progress, promises and delivery were the key words that fueled the way for a progressive Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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(Prime Minister Douglas out and about)

The dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas single handedly created the portrait that strong leadership is important.
This year he received many awards such as the CTO Lifetime Achievement Award, The Gandhi King-Ikeda Peace Award and the Global Award. Clearly, this is suggestive of the fact that although Dr. Douglas is short in stature, he is Brave In Heart and Large On The Out Look of Life.

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SKN Prime Minister

                 Prime Minister Douglas.
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Further, under the esteemed leadership of Dr. Douglas,  The Labour Party led Administration were able to open an Embassy in Havana earlier this year, (June) which added to its International out reach appeal. If such isn’t considered a highlight then initiatives that hit closer to home include:
1) Payment of Double Salary for Civil Servants in December 2014.
2)Payment of increase to Civil Servants in January 2014. Payment for 2015 is fast approaching.
3) Civil Servants Appreciation Day.
4) Facilitation of a relief so that Nevis can pay Civil Servants, Non-Established Workers and Pensioners.
5) Delivery of a new fire truck to the Fire and Rescue services in Nevis.
6) Hospital in Nevis receiving equipment through the Social Security board handed over by Prime Minister Douglas.
7) Facilitation of computer gifts to high school students.
8) Increase of the Minimum Wage.
9) Launched 1 SKN Campaign. Continued partnership between The Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party and The Nevis Reformation Party. The Signing of the Contract For Progress outlines the way forward for the relationship for Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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Marcella Liburd, Honourable Patrice Nisbett & The Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas.

Moreover, mention must be made that Prime Minister Douglas leadership role extends far beyond the waters of Saint Kitts and Nevis, his work with the Clinton Foundation have placed Saint Kitts and Nevis on the map, as Prime Minister Douglas’ work ethic has been hilighted by Former United States President Bill Clinton. As a consequence, the Clinton Foundation because of the nature of Douglas’ effort has indicated their willingness to assist with the energy saving initiative and further lend support to Geothermal for Nevis.

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Prime Minister Douglas and Fomer United States President Bill Clinton.

Last but by no means least,  the construction sector in Saint Kitts continue to boom with the continued growth of the Park Hyatt Hotel, the Christopher Harbour Development and Kittian Hill Development.  All of the following after completion would create a boom in the employment statistics.

What A Man, Displaying to the world that Saint Kitts and Nevis Tallawah.
SKN PULSE wishes to Salute Dr. Douglas for his outstanding Leadership Skills that he continues to exhibit year after year.

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NOTE: Dr. Douglas leadership style caters to the young, the in between and the old. Perfect example of this: At the official launch of the Contract for Progress, the Concert was a  strategic move that brought people of different political persuasions together to signal ONENESS: Two Parties, One Mission, Real Progress.

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Safety Measures for Children during the Carnival & Holiday Season.

Press Release
From the Probation & Child Protection Services.

The incidence of Child Abuse and Neglect in St. Kitts and Nevis continue to be of grave concern in the Federation.  A significant amount of children is still being violated by the persons who are expected to secure their innocence and their rights; therefore, the Probation and Child Protection Services is strongly urging parents and guardian to be vigilant in their supervision of their children during Carnival and the holiday season.
The Department of Probation & Child Protection Services wishes to remind parents and guardians to exercise due care and attention regarding their children.
Do not leave children unattended.
Know the whereabouts of your children at all times, especially during the carnival activities.
Identification should be placed on children in the event that they become separated from parents.
Report any observation of abuse or neglect by other parents or guardians to the police or Child Protection Services.

Let us as a community help to make this Christmas and Carnival season a healthy, safe and memorable one for our children by promoting the Rights of the Child to be safe and protected.

Director
Probation & Child Protection Services

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PARENTS AND GUARDIANS URGED TO PROTECT CHILDREN.

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 24, 2014(SKNIS): The rights of children to be safe and protected at all times but particularly during the Christmas and Carnival season is of necessary importance.

 
This is according to Director of Probation and Child Protection Debra Matthew who noted that the protection of children is high on the agenda of St. Kitts and Nevis.  In a Probation and Child Protection Services press release parents and guardians were strongly urged to be vigilant in their supervision of their children, particular over the Federation’s festive season.

Parents and guardians were advised that children should not be left by themselves or in the care of an older child and that they should know where their children are at all times, particularly during Carnival-related events.  Parents and guardians were also encouraged to place some sort of identification on their children particularly the smaller ones.

 
“Pin or write your name and number on your younger children’s clothes in case they become separated from you,” Ms. Matthew advised parents and guardians.  “You should also ensure that your child knows your real name and not just a nickname by which you are called.  Teach your older children your phone number and address.  If your child becomes separated from you and you are not located immediately, they are usually warded at the Joseph N. France General Hospital in the case of younger children and at the Children’s Home in the case of older ones.”

 

Director Matthew also advised the general public that if children are found wandering, they should be taken to the nearest police officer or they can be taken to the stage of the function, in order for an announcement to be made for the parent or guardian to collect the child.

 

Additional advice includes reporting abuse or neglect to the police or Child Protection Services at 467-1279

 

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SKN PULSE 5-Buzz: Things To Know.

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1. Ocean Terrace Inn to be reopened in 2015 as a four star boutique hotel.

2. Carnival Action heats up as we go into a long weekend. SKN PULSE is kindly asking revellers to jam peacefully and be merry.

3. Former President Bush (Senior) was taken to the hospital last night because of shortness of breath. He was admitted so as to.monitor him carefully.

4. All are reminded that today is a half holiday for government workers. Prioritize.

5. The US growth is at its strongest than ever before. With a downward spin in the economy in other parts of the world the US have managed to stay afloat with the plunging of oil prices.

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Alison Hinds – Woman Is BAD

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Riddim Stream – The Caribbean Queen, Alison Hinds is back and bringing the heat with her first titled track for 2015 “Woman Is Bad.”Woman Is B.A.D (Beautiful, Ambitious, Determined) is all about empowering and uplifting women across the globe. In recent months, Hinds has travelled to various countries to help further this message. As the BPW Barbados Ambassador she travelled to South Korea to perform as well as to speak on gender equality issues. On December 10, Alison was invited to perform at the UN Human Rights Concert in Guyana to help in putting an end to gender based violence. Alison Hinds will continue her legacy of supporting women and raising awareness throughout her music and philanthropic activities.

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