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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Local Politics

The controversial 2018 traffic offense matter linking allegations about political victimisation concerning suspended Constable Lennox Hodge of the St.Christopher and Nevis Police Force was tossed out of court due to insufficient evidence against him, according to a ruling by Senior Magistrate Reynald Benjamin.
Dr. Geoffrey Hanley continues to push back against criticisms of money mishandling of the former People Employment Programme (PEP), saying “there were no forms of corruption” during his term as manager.
“One of the things we emphasized is that we hope it is not just for the optics (public perception). We hope that this is a step in the right direction where finally all persons can be involved in this very important discussion about COVID-19 and its effects on the country because at the end of the day COVID-19 transcends politics and we have to recognize that. It is about the people of St.Kitts and Nevis.”
“Dr. Harris has failed and he is asking for my help but he must be polite.”
“Thus far, you would recognize that we have moved to name a new candidate in East Basseterre. It signals that at a minimum that we do intend to contest another five seats here in St.Kitts, [and] if necessary then we contest all eight seats.”
The opposition Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) is expected to place its bid to win the hearts, minds and votes of the people of Nevis on Saturday 10th April 2021 at a launch event for its first of five candidates to contest the upcoming Nevis Island Assembly elections.
By: Spokesman Newsroom BASSETERRE, St.Kitts (Friday 6th April 2018) - “Is politics give you all de work! The truth be told; truth be told and if suddenly you all in no politics now you all get big jobs, well...
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, September 9, 2022 (MMS-SKN) -- Prime Minister the Hon Dr Terrance Drew, and Minister of Tourism who is also the Area Parliamentary Representative for Central Basseterre (St. Christopher Two) the Hon Marsha Henderson, have praised the work of St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party loyalist, Ms Lynette Elizabeth Nanton, who died in tragic circumstances on Monday August 22 at the tender age of 26. Prime Minister Drew and Minister Henderson on Thursday September 8 joined family members and the wider St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party family at the home going service for party loyalist Ms Nanton, which was held at the Zion Moravian Church, Victoria Road, Basseterre, and conducted by Rev Onita K. Samuel-Warner. “We are here this afternoon, saying goodbye to our dear comrade,” said Prime Minister and Minister of Health et al, the Hon Dr Terrance Drew. “She has been an ardent supporter and the circumstances under which she lost her dear life are very tragic of course, but we are here as the Leadership of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party to demonstrate our strong support.” Also present at the church were the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Dr Geoffrey Hanley, Ambassador His Excellence Leon Natta-Nelson, former Cabinet Minister and Area Parliamentary Representative for Central Basseterre, Ms Marcella Liburd, the entire leadership and membership of Constituency Number Two (Central Basseterre) St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party branch, and Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Mrs Shez Dore-Tyson. “As we go through this difficult period, I want to say to the family that we are here to support them,” said the Honourable Prime Minister at the Springfield Cemetery where the body was interred. “We extend our deepest condolences and we will always remember their family who would have contributed so much to our organisation. So today is difficult and challenging and painful, but we are here to show our support.” Hon Marsha Henderson, the Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, International Transport, Employment and Labour, and Urban Development, who worked closely with Ms Lynette Elizabeth Nanton at the constituency level, was most emotionally affected by the loss and had to be physically supported by Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Dr Geoffrey Hanley as she paid her tribute at the church. “I remember when I first met Lynette, and she was so very eager to join the campaign and work with the members of our team,” said Hon Henderson as she fought back tears. “In no time, her presence both in the constituency office and during the canvassing efforts became a staple. Lynette was loved and Lynette was liked. I have never seen her without a smile on her face. She was always so upbeat and her cheerfulness was practically contagious.” According to the Honourable Minister, Ms Nanton was always ready and willing to help, and offered her assistance to the cause and wherever she could. She noted that she was particularly touched by the strong support Lynette had for her during the political campaign, pointing out that Ms Nanton was front and centre of every public meeting and on occasion she even shared flag waving duties with another Labour Party loyalist, Cutie. Hon Henderson commented that while to some Ms Nanton may have been seen to be just a fan for the action or a fan of the Labour Movement, that was not so. She pointed out that while Ms Nanton’s understanding was limited in some ways, she genuinely believed that her family and herself deserved a better life, and that the better life would come with a Labour Government. “Lynette will be deeply missed by all of us,” concluded Hon Henderson. “As a constituency and a team, we will ensure that we keep her memory alive. Let us as a people strive to embody the very best of Lynette. Let us be inspired to become the Lynette embodiment of cheerfulness, helpfulness and kindness. May the Nanton family find solace and peace and may the soul of our dearly departed Lynette rest in eternal peace. We love you Lynette, and we will always love you.” Tributes were paid by members of her family at the church, some virtually by those living overseas, and the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party Constituency Number Two Branch by song. The congregation was however moved by Ms Lynette Nanton’s eight-year-old son Master Treshaune Nanton who paid tribute with a guitar to his departed dear mother by rendering Bob Marley’s Let’s get together and feel alright. Delivering the eulogy, Ms Carol Boddie noted that Lynette was a hard working lady especially when it came down to the Labour Party which she supported and rallied for to the end. “Lynette was asked what job she would like to do and the reply was even if it was sweeping the floors because that was her passion,” said Ms Boddie, whose final words to Lynette were: “Treshaune (the eight year old son) is in great hands my sister so don’t stress look over him and rest easy - we love you.”

Hector Vs CCM Again

By: Spokesman Newsroom BASSETERRE, St.Kitts- (FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY 2018)-Robelto Hector of the opposition Nevis Reformation Party has filed a court petition in challenging the Charlestown (District 1 St. Paul’s) seat which could possibly see a refreshed polling day should...
Well-known civil servant and calypsonian Duncan ‘Big Lice’ Wattley- from Cayon- has expressed respect for Sam Condor concerning his decision to resign from government office, and in an exclusive interview with this media house, he gave an insight into an announcement of his own that he plans to make tonight- Friday 22nd May 2020.