Nevis Public Utilities Minister considers training an investment; NEVLEC linesmen get trained by Barbados Light & Power facilitator


Photo caption: Some linesmen from the Nevis Electricity Company Ltd. at the opening ceremony of the Nevis Electricity Company Ltd. Distribution and Transmission Training Workshop on September 05, 2016 at its conference room at Long Point with (left) Acting Manager Jervan Swanston, (second from left) Technical Trainer from Barbados Light and Power Curtis Brewster, (third from left) Transmission and Distribution Manager Ian Ward, (fourth from left) Chairman of the NEVLEC Board of Directors Farrell Smithen and (fifth from left) Minister  responsible for Public Utilities in the Nevis Island Administration Hon. Alexis Jeffers

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (September 06, 2016) — Minister responsible for Public Utilities on Nevis Hon. Alexis Jeffers says human resource development continues to be at the forefront of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), as it continues to invest in the people of Nevis.

 

His comment came when he delivered remarks at the start of a Transmission and Distribution Training Workshop for 20 Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) linesmen on August 05, 2016, at the company’s conference room at Long Point. Ten linesmen will be trained per week over a two-week period which focuses on safety. The facilitator is Curtis Brewster, Technical Trainer at The Barbados Light & Power Company Limited.

 

Mr. Jeffers noted that the investment in training would serve to elevate the service delivered by the company.

 

“When you invest in anything or in anyone, you look for a return on your investment and the return we are looking for, is for you to be the flagship of NEVLEC, in terms of the service you provide, in terms of the work ethic that you will adopt after the training.

 

“No longer are you going to look at yourselves as just linesmen, who go out there and climb a pole but you will be seen as someone who has gained some training and who will be implementing it to improve the standard of service that NEVLEC offers and also, by extension, the service that we offer to our consumers who are looking for the best out of NEVLEC,” he said.

 


Photo caption: Minister responsible for Public Utilities in the Nevis Island Administration Hon. Alexis Jeffers delivering remarks at the opening ceremony of a Nevis Electricity Company Limited Transmission and Distribution Training Workshop on September 05, 2016 at its conference room at Long Point


The Minister acknowledged that the company had been trying its best with its limited resources and commended the linesmen for going the extra mile.

 

He told them, they make it possible for the company to offer a service to its many customers that is parallel to any other utility company in or out of Nevis. However, he said there is more to be done and training has become necessary.

 

Mr. Jeffers added that training would not stop with the linesmen but all areas of the company would receive the necessary training in an effort to make NEVLEC an entity all would continue to be proud of.

 

Photo caption: Chairman of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited Farrell Smithen delivering remarks at the opening ceremony of a Nevis Electricity Company Limited Transmission and Distribution Training Workshop on September 05, 2016 at its conference room at Long Point

Meantime, Chairman of the NEVLEC Board of Directors Mr. Farrell Smithen, in brief remarks told the participants that the training would provide an opportunity for them to sharpen their skills and gain knowledge pertinent to their jobs.

 

He challenged them to ask questions and to soak up all the information they could during the training exercise.

 

“All I request of you is to do what you have to do, get the knowledge that is imparted and let us lift the standard of NEVLEC here in Nevis,” he said, adding that at the end of the exercise the Board would conduct its own assessment.

 

Acting Manager Jervan Swantson explained that the training follows a needs assessment conducted by The Barbados Light & Power Company Limited in May, to ascertain the status of NEVLEC.

 

He told the participants that although they are at varying levels in the Transmission and Distribution department, they should engage the facilitator as much as possible.

 

“Ask him everything and anything that you need to know. Knowing what to do, how to do it correctly and most important, how to do it safely are all of the things that are going to be coming together this week,” he said.

 

Other remarks came from Mr. Brewster while Transmission and Distribution Manager Ian Ward served as chairman for the opening ceremony.

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POLICE SEARCH NETS SUSPECTED STOLEN ITEMS

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 29, 2016 (RSCNPF): On Sunday 28th August 2016, officers of  the Frigate Bay Police and the Special Services Unit (SSU) executed five (5) search warrants on premises in Camps, Conaree, Buckley’s and Frigate Bay  as part of ongoing investigations into the recent spate of breakings in the Half Moon and Frigate Bay areas.  


Six laptops, two Iphones, one Ipad, one tablet, two play stations, two gold watches and two gold bracelets were seized. 

 

Five (5) persons were also arrested on suspicion of burglary and are presently assisting in the investigations.

 

Persons in the Frigate Bay and Half Moon areas who are victims of these burglaries and are missing similar items are asked to contact the Frigate Bay Police Station to identify the items seized.

 

The Police take this opportunity to remind residents to ensure that all the locking mechanisms of their doors and windows are functional and their homes are properly secured at all times, particularly when leaving or retiring to bed.

 

Home owners are also advised to record the serial numbers of all electronic items or otherwise mark all valuable possessions.

 

Additional security measures such as the installation of alarms and surveillance systems and the use of security dogs will make your homes less attractive to would be burglars.

 

TREVOR M. WARD Q.C. APPOINTED RESIDENT HIGH COURT JUDGE IN ST. KITTS


Photo: Trevor M. Ward Q.C. 

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 23, 2016 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis’ Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, the Honourable Senator Vincent F. Byron, announced today in the Sitting of the National Assembly, that Trinidadian born Trevor M. Ward Q.C. has been appointed as resident high court judge in St. Kitts, having been approved by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States under the Chair of the Honourable Janice Mesadis Pereira, DBE.


Queen’s Counsel Ward has previously served as Director of Public Prosecutions in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Cayman Islands from November 2011-December 2014. He has also served as Senior Crown Counsel in the Cayman Islands Legal Department from November 2007-October 2011. Additionally, he has served as Senior State Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Trinidad and Tobago from 2003-2005.


Q.C. Ward has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Language and Literature/Letters from the University of the West Indies (U.W.I.), St. Augustine Campus, (1987-1990) with Upper Second Class Honours. He was awarded his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the U.W.I., St. Augustine Campus (1992-1994) with Upper Second Class Honours. He then went on to the High Wooding Law School in Trinidad where he completed his Legal Education Certificate (LEC).


Q.C. Ward succeeds Trinidadian Her Ladyship Justice Marlene Ida Carter, who resigned as High Court Judge effective August 15, 2016, from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. She was sworn in to the post as St. Kitts’ resident judge on June 30, 2014.       

 

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WICB Is Failing: Lack of vision by the WICB and its selectors very troubling

​The West Cricket Board and its agents continues to destroy the moral of West Indies cricketers by their dumb and vindictive actions against players.  These actions are morally wrong, there has been a lot of negative talk concerning Darren Sammy’s statement at the Press Conference after winning the T20 championship in India earlier 2016 a feat which he also accomplished in 2012. 
Sammy’s actions were warranted for it is obvious that several players in the T20 team weren’t members of West Indies Players Association and therefore it was evident that their concerns weren’t being addressed. This seemingly created a rift with the West Indies Cricket Board. 

Sammy’s revelation exposed the extremely poor treatment that the team received from the Board especially regarding that tournament, it might also be interesting to note the pay package that was agreed to by the WICB and WIPA  changed significantly after Sammy’s outspoken attitude whose utterings were endorsed by Chis Gayle and Dwayne DJ Bravo and several former players .

However,  the WICB through its Barbados  Chairman of Selectors Courtney Browne have sacked the charismatic St.Lucian as captain of the T20 team claiming that after reviewing his performances the selectors doesn’t think Sammy would fit into their plans going forward .That is hard to accept for this action is seen as a form of revenge for Sammy’s revelation  which  the WICB regarded as embarrassing and humiliating. 
In concluding I think the WICB has failed the Players and fans and need to demit office  if West Indies Cricket is to return to its glory days.  There is talk of the WICB of conducting a two day retreat with all players which I regard as useless for the WICB  from the actions of itself and its agents against senior players. 

Young Man Hospitalized After Chopping Attack In Camps 

​Written By: T. Chapman 

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 13, 2016 (SKNP):  The Violent Crimes Unit  is investigating a wounding incident on Nevis that occurred last night, (Tuesday 12 July) around 8.00pm in the Camps area. 

 

According to a press release from the Police Public Relations Unit the initial investigations reveal that a male resident of Barnaby sustained an injury to his neck.  A local physician and students of a medical university in the area provided on site treatment. 


The victim was transported to the Alexandria Hospital for further treatment. 


The victim has been identified at this time by an alias “Turbo”.

 

A person of interest was taken into police custody.  The investigation is ongoing.

Editorial: Could poor cricket commentary also be affecting spectator turnout at cricket matches?

By: T. Chapman

The job of a commentator is to make the proceedings of a cricket game seem like reading a novel to the listener. The tone and the use of words should bind the listener to the game.

In St.Kitts and Nevis for example, cricket commentary has fallen off terribly in recent years.

With CPL taking place taking in the Federation, it must be noted that the level of commentary leaves alot to be desired. 

Clearly, the Leeward Islands Board the CPL franchise and the West  Indies Cricket board needs to address such matters. 
There are certain prerequisites that are required to be a commentator which are as follows: 

– having a good understanding of the game

– knowing the field placements

– being able to give a good description of the live proceedings

– being able to give a historical perspective of the players and teams

– having a good command of the English Language.

Does the current crop of commentators possess the necessary qualities? If so what is the criteria for selecting commentators?

Commentary of yester-year ushered in spectators who were still glued to their radios to get ball by ball commentary whether at the park or elsewhere. Today the situation is very different.

Bearing these pointers in mind, the necessary workshops to enhance the level of commentary should be facilitated to ensure that when regional and international games are held, the commentary is of a high standard. 

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Early Morning Shooting Results In Murder.


    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – TWO shooting incidents have occurred in just about 12 hours, the more recent of which took place this morning in the Basseterre area reportedly leaving one with multiple gunshot wounds.

     

    Information received by this publication suggests that this morning (Jun. 30) a young man, Khoy “Redrat” Jeffers was shot by a lone gunman in the vicinity of College Street Ghaut.



    SKNPULSE understands that the Emergency Medical Services were summoned to the scene and, after a quick response, the wounded party was transported to the Joseph N. France General Hospital where he was treated but later succumbed to his injuries.


     This takes the murder count in the Federation to 16.


    In other news, another shooting incident occurred in the Challengers area shortly before or about 7:00 p.m. According to Superintendent Lionel Moore, Commander for that district, the man, identified only as a Kelly, was reportedly in the mountain area attending to his sheep when he was shot.


    He said the man ran back to the village and from there was transported to the JNF General Hospital where he is being treated.


    Investigations are currently ongoing.


     



U20 Sugar Boyz Beat Dominica 4-2 To Top Group 4

Written By: T. Chapman

Sunday, June 19, 2016

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Photo Caption: Under 20 National Team of St. Kitts and Nevis

The St. Kitts and Nevis U20 team captivated spectators in the Dominican Republic with their brilliant soccer skills and team spirit. They have proven that they are a force to be reckoned with in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) qualifiers as they topped Group Four.

St Kitts & Nevis, who beat eastern Caribbean neighbours Dominica 4-2 in the venue’s curtain-raiser, topped the group with six points and a goal difference of plus three. Scoring for St. Kitts and Nevis were Gvanne Amory 14th , Steve Archibald 43rd, Tahir Hanley 72nd and Javier Sutton in the 77th. Scoring for Dominica Fitz Jolly in the 68th minute and Dillon Augustine in the 70th.

Having beaten the likes of Jamaica and Dominica, St. Kitts ensured that they completed their task of finishing first and scoring more goals. This left teams scrabbling as they had to win their matches convincingly. Such a task proved hard for Jamaica. Despite their win against the Dominican Republic, (Jamaica 2 Dominican Republic 1) on Sunday, they were eliminated from the CFU Championship to be held later this year, after finishing third in Group Four with six points and a goal difference of plus one.

Dominican Republic were second with six points and a goal difference also of plus three, but they scored fewer goals than St Kitts & Nevis. Dominica finished without a point.

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Photo Caption: Under 20 CFU Schedule

Having assured themselves a spot in the Final round, to be held in Curacao during the month of October from the 21st – 26th of this year, the U20 National team would have ample time to fine tune their strategic game plans.

U-20 Sugar Boyz Beat Jamaica 2-0

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Story Credit: Jamaica Observer

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic – Jamaica went down 0-2 to St Kitts & Nevis in the Under-20 Caribbean Football Union Group Four encounter here at Estadio Panamericano.

Tahir Hanley scored for St Kitts & Nevis in the 60th and 83rd minutes.

Similar to their opening encounter on Wednesday, the Jamaicans, though creating a few openings, were substandard in hot afternoon conditions.

St Kitts & Nevis were organised and scored two goals from the limited chances they created.
 
Jamaica had beaten Dominica 2-1 in their first game, while St Kitts & Nevis were defeated 1-2 to hosts Dominican Republic.

Sanjay Myers