A Powell Will Do It Again We understand that during Mr Carlisle Powell’s, Junior Minister in the NRP Government in Nevis, rant and rave in the Nevis Island Assembly he said that it was a company that Mr Rawlingson Isaac brought that won the water bid. Was it that same Rawlingson Isaac who brought West Indies Power and got a no-bid no-disclosure contract to explore for geothermal power? Or was it that same Rawlingson Isaac who owns Choice FM and the Nevis News Cast was directed to compile all the news of the day on a daily basis and take it first to Choice FM? And THAT Choice FM uses for its daily newscast? The directive was that Choice news would be aired first before it is aired on the Nevis News Cast? And that no other news agency in the Federation gets it? Mr Powell in his rant and rave also spoke of a printing press. The same printing press that Mr Cozier enquired about? It is an open secret that Premier Parry, Minister Cozier and Cabinet Secretary Ashley Farrel own the Leeward Times. The staff of the Leeward Times has been bullying senior civil servants ” almost compelling them ” to send all of their printing to the Leeward Times. On some occasions staff members appear at government department stating Mr Cozier sent them. The 2007 budget session was postponed because the staff of the Leeward Times had problems producing the required documents. At a round table meeting with six or eight staff members all the technocrats suggested to the financial secretary that he ask Nevis Printing to do the printing of the budget documents. The reply was No, I do not want to upset the boys (the owners of the Leeward Times). So they send government printing to themselves, without any bidding or even getting a second quotation. Corruption to the highest degree. So let Mr Powell rant and rave. Nevis people are looking on and are commenting. For these kinds of things people go to jail anywhere else, but not in Nevis, Parry and Powell are the law. But Parry must remember that it was a Powell who brought down PAM and it will be a Powell who brings down NRP. Parry needs to listen. People are losing confidence in him. They are not surprised by Powell or Cozier but disappointed in Parry. Please Get Tested HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This is the virus that causes AIDS. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection. The only way to know whether you are infected is to be tested for HIV. You cannot rely on symptoms alone because many people who are infected with HIV do not have symptoms for many years. Someone can look and feel healthy but can still be infected. Since 1981, it is estimated that AIDS has killed 25,000,000 people. An estimated 33,000,000 people around the world are infected. The nation of St. Kitts and Nevis are not immune. Something can be done and is being done. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, the Nevis HIV/AIDS Coordinating Unit, in collaboration with Voluntary Counseling and Testing Providers, will conduct this year’s National Voluntary Counseling and Testing Day.” The venue will be at the Ministry of Health Parking Lot from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.”” Confidentiality is guaranteed. For more information please contact the Unit at Tel: (869) 469-8010, 469-5521 ext 2064 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Alexandra Hospital @ 469-5473/4 Please get tested. Lives may depend on it.
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