Sunday, November 4, 2007

LARGEST CARIBBEAN HOTEL DEVELOPMENT UNVEILED IN ST. KITTS

FRIGATE BAY, ST. KITTS (NOVEMBER 4, 2007) – A 2,400-acre hotel development, reported to be the single largest of its kind ever to be seen in the Caribbean, was unveiled in St. Kitts on Sunday.

An hour-long presentation of Christophe Harbour, the 2,400-acre hotel development area on the South East Peninsula, was witnessed by hundreds of invitees representing interests from private and public sector, and was listened to by countless listeners tuned in via radio. Charles “Buddy” Darby, Chairman and CEO of Kiawah Development Partners spearheading the development, explained that Christophe Harbour will feature luxury hotels, two that will be operated by Mandarin Oriental and Auberge, a 300-acre (of water surface) marina, and an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned Tom Fazio.

“We are inspired by the spectacular setting and the tremendous potential of the harbour,” says Buddy Darby, Chairman and CEO of Kiawah Development Partners. “We are equally impressed by the resources of St. Kitts and its people. At the end of the day, the wonderful, talented and friendly citizens of St. Kitts are the key to the success of Christophe Harbour.”

Development partner J. B. Turbidy stated that, “time will tell but it is my opinion that this Cabinet was and will be responsible for the single biggest positive change in the Federation since its independence.”

In response, Prime Minister Douglas stated, “Today, FireSky Ventures, Auberge Resorts and Kiawah Development Partners, have a moment ago, unveiled before the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, a very comprehensive Tourism development programme for the South East Peninsula. That which would launch our Federation to the forefront of the high-end luxury sector of the Caribbean Tourism market.”

Ground is expected to break in 2008 and occupancy is scheduled for 2010. The development team partnered with Washington DC-based The Ocean Foundation back in January and established the St. Kitts Foundation to provide ongoing local support for sustainable development.

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ST. KITTS-NEVIS LABOUR PARTY CELEBRATES ITS THIRD TERM IN OFFICE

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (NOVEMBER 4, 2007) -- The St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party celebrated the third anniversary of its third term on Sunday. Prime Minister and Party Leader, the Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, his Cabinet colleagues, Party Executive, and supporters, congregated at the Lighthouse Baptist Church for worship, in the town of Sandy Point.

The St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party was returned to office in late October 2004, winning seven of the eight Constituencies on the island of St. Kitts. The People’s Action Movement represents the remaining Constituency on St. Kitts while the Concerned Citizens Movement represents two of the three Constituencies on Nevis and the Nevis Reformation Party represents the remaining one.

In July of 1995, the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party toppled Simmonds’ PAM Administration, winning seven of the eight Constituencies on St. Kitts, and has continued to win landslide victories at the polls since then, winning all eight Constituencies in 2000 and seven of the eight in 2004.

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Friday, November 2, 2007

St. Kitts Newspaper Integrity Eroded

St. Kitts' main opposition political party, the People's Action Movement (PAM), suffered a tremendous loss of integrity and respect, when on Friday (11/2/2007), the St. Kitts-Nevis High Court ruled against it's mouthpiece, The Democrat, in a libel suit brought against it by Labour MP Asim Martin, his campaign manager, and the editor of the Labour Spokesman.

Justice Francis Belle awarded the Labour MP Asim Martin, his campaign manager Earle Clarke, and Spokesman newspaper editor Dawud Byron, a total sum of $168,000.00 in damages ($70,000, $50,000, $48,000 respectively) plus $38,500.00 ($14,000, $12,500, $12,000 respectively) in legal fees, all to be paid for by The Democrat.

The integrity of The Democrat has been chiseled at before and now appears to be at its lowest ebb after losing numerous libel battles in very recent times. The Democrat has recently come under much scrutiny for its false impressions of the safety and security of the Nation, an article that has outraged the International investment community and citizens living at home and abroad.

The full judgement in the libel suit will be made available when it is published.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

SKNLP Administration lowers cost of living

The SKNLP Administration announced on Wednesday (10/31/2007), that Industry, Commerce, and Consumer Affairs Minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, would announce at a Press Conference on Thursday (11/1/2007), the details of a Price Control Order, which was signed by Cabinet on Monday (10/29/2007).