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Fro m i n f a n c y y o u have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. - 2 Timothy 3:15 (NIV)

David Osborne Vol. XXVIII No. 38

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resigns from MCAP party

by Bennette Roach

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avid Osborne is a member of the Legislative Assembly in Montserrat, and on Saturday, November 16, 2013, he announced his separation from the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) party presently under the leadership of Montserrat’s first Premier, Reuben T. Meade. Osborne is the son of the deceased John Alfred Osborne who served Montserrat from 1966 to 2009 with a five-year break (1991-1996) as a Legislator, earning the record for the longest serving politician to date. He served as Chief Minister from 1978 – 1983, and again from 2001 – 2006. He died within one year after he retired in 2009. He was instrumental in his son’s election when he popularly contested for a seat with the MCAP party in 2009, after the father endorsed the party. John Osborne was to express regret shortly before

Evans guilty of murdering Aubrey Barry cont’d. on page 3

Orin Francois Redwood-Evans arrested and charged in mid-October last year, has been found guilty for allegedly murdering former local businessman Aubrey Barry at his home in Manjack here in Montserrat. Barry died enroute the same morning to hospital in Barbados, where he was medivaced after he sustained severe head injuries. One source said that she was only

Honourable member of Parliament Mr. David Osborne

cont’d. on page 3 left: Aubrey Barry right: Orin Evans

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Glendon Hospital and elderly homes receive donations from Christian health groups but while TMR witnessed those donations, reports are that the group made other donations to the Mental Home and the Margetson Memorial home. Valerie Shittu refers to herself as a Salemite, as

Above: SDA origin MAD group from UK at Glendon Hospital Right: The group making donation at Golden Years Home by TMR staff The Glendon Hospital and the Ministry of Health has been bathed in donations over the past few weeks. They have received donations from overseas and local sources, earlier from Kent Association in the UK and beginning recently

with defibrillators from Red Cross in Montserrat patron Mrs. SuJue Davis, Governor’s wife, Montserratians and friends of Montserrat, Santo Domingo doctors, and more. This past week, the Ministry would be on hand to accept donations from a

group called MAD (Making a Difference) group of Seventh Day Adventists and others from the UK. An-other donation came from a local church group, Salem Methodists. The MAD group gave donations to the hospital and the Golden Years Home,

she was born in Salem. She described that her team is a “Mission to Montserrat Team”. “We’re also known as the “MAD Team” because we are mad for Jesus and we are making a difference, Making a difference

MAD, Mad for Jesus,” she explained. I’m a Salemite,” Valerie said, “and we are here to heighten awareness of good health - we’re coming to bring the health message to

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Osborne quits MCAP cont’d. from page 1 his death for the action he took in September 2009, acknowledging that he had made the pronouncement particularly to help his son get elected. The 51-year-old David Osborne wrote letters of resignation dated November 16, 2013 to the party leader and chairman of the party advising his resignation with immediate effect: “While I remain committed as a Parliamentarian, it is my belief that I can no longer effectively represent the people who have elected me to serve them, while being affiliated to your party. “Our views on what is in the best interest of this Island, continue to differ tremendously and it is my belief that this conflict creates a divide that is not harmonious nor in keeping with the unity that connected us in the first place. Consequently, I must separate myself from anything that will prevent me from doing the work of fighting for the causes of the people and representing them in the way that I was elected to.” In his letter of notification to His Excellency the Governor, Osborne cited his commitment “to the electorate and to this Island,” which remains strong, he said. “My desire to create, enforce and maintain fairness, equality and transparency in Montserrat, matches my patriotism as a son of this soil,” he continued. Then Osborn cited, what is a common theme from all party members and legislators who jumped away from Meade’s previous NPP and now MCAP party for which leadership was handed over to him in 2009. “The obvious disrespect and lack of care exhibited over the past year to not just me but to the people of Montserrat, have caused me to re-think my affiliation with the MCAP Party and it is on this basis that I have

made this very important decision,” Osborne wrote. He made it clear that he intended to continue to serve as a Legislator and representative of the people. “I will continue to represent and serve the people and firmly believe that I will now be in a better position to fight for the causes of those who elected me.” In a statement on Monday, he quoted Mark Twain. “Always do right, for this will gratify some and astonish the rest”, continuing, “It is on this basic principle that I have found the need to address you my supporters, well-wishers, friends, family and country at large, to inform you that it has become necessary for me to resign as a member of the MCAP Party.” He noted the reasons of not being able to continue to work with the “differences between himself and the party,” which he says, “create a conflict that compromises my ability to represent,” and which he says, “Creates a divide that is not harmonious nor in keeping with the unity that connected us in the first place.” He said to the people that he was elected, “to guard and protect your interests, not to act as a “rubber stamp” to carry out the whims and fancies of a Government who continues to act against the best interest of the people by creating continued hardships and struggles.” He referenced, “increases in customs duties and public fees, at a time when worldwide economic challenges are being felt, and we are still going through a volcanic crisis, when there is global rising inflation.” These, after citing other circumstances, he said, “are blatant, irresponsible acts on the part of this Government,” adding, “The private sector continues to suffer significantly as basic operation costs increase due to high electricity bills and overall

increases in doing business.” Tumultuous times for the Premier and recurring criticisms Resourced observers express no surprise at Osborne’s move and are suspicious that there are other disgruntled MCAP legislators, who may very well make the Premier’s outlook for the ensuing general elections seemingly arduous and suspect. The Premier has reiterated that he intends to let his administration run the full five-year term and has actually suggested a date for the next elections at September 12, 2014. He has faced the same criticism before when former Minister of Education, Health, etc. Adelina Tuitt (1997 – 2001) resigned from his governing NPP as a party member serving as the party’s public relations officer, having narrowly lost being elected in the 1991 elections. Former Chief Minister who served as a minister in the said 1991-96 NPP government had resigned from the party in 1994 also citing distrust and disrespect as among his reasons for splitting. Also splitting from Meade’s government in 1996, Minister of Education, Health, Welfare and Labour, Lazelle Howes, on October 11, close to the 1996 November elections when only Meade himself retained a seat for NPP. It was actually a very difficult time for Chief Minister Meade as he was then, as Nowel (Dada) Tuitt, now deceased, had also resigned from the Government. He was not an NPP member, but had joined the government to save it from falling when Brandt resigned in 1994. In 1996 Howes kept her ministerial position, but at the time the Legislature had been prorogued when she left the party, contesting the next election as an Independent. At the time, Howes too spoke of disrespect she felt that was meted out to her and the decadence that perme-

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Opposition leader Romeo looks forward to working with Osborne The Hon Donaldson Romeo, leader of the opposition says the Hon. David Osborne will no longer have to bite his tongue when speaking in Parliament. When the news broke on Monday this week about the resignation of David Osborne, son of former deceased Chief Minister John A Osborne, from the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP), it was one of little or no surprise to most. Sources reveal that Osborne had often not been included in party discussions and have often been ridiculed by the Premier MCAP’s party leader. The sources report that the last straw was a barrage of insulting and degrading exchanges between both Osborne and Meade at bar in Cudjoe Head. Resourceful political observers expressed no surprise at Osborne’s move. They note that although Osborne has not voted against the government in the Legislative Assembly, and he has used dissent-

ing language and have abstained from voting on occasion. The opposition leader in a comment told T h e M o n t s e rrat Reporter, “I look forward to working with Hon Osborne. He will no longer have to bite his tongue on the back bench but will be able to stand with the Opposition and speak out in the interest of the electorate.” Romeo sees that the opposition will have a greater influence with the now slim majority enjoyed by the MCAP party in the Legislature. “With the ruling MCAP government now having a one man majority, the Opposition is in a position of greater influence once we work hard and stick together on behalf of the people,” he said. The Premier has reiterated that he intends to let his administration run the full five-year term and has actu-

Honourable leader of the Opposition Mr. Donaldson Romeo ally suggested a date for the next elections at September 12, 2014. Recently at the last Legislative Assembly sitting, he hinted that March 7, being his birthday could be a good date for an election. That immediately put some doubt in the minds of the pundits who note however that merely serves to show, no one should accept his words anyway, especially now that his party members are either threatening or acting on their principles and sensitivities.

Brandt defended Evans. In his unsworn statement, Evans said that following this incident when he chased the purported intruder he took up a piece of two by four from outside and kept it in his room for protection until the lock could be changed. Evans, who at the time was a prison officer, was a downstairs tenant of the house where Barry lived, gave his account of the details of what happened when he came in contact with the persons in his house on October 3 close to midnight. He said after the incident he put on the lights and realized that it was his friend Aubrey on the floor. He later drove Barry’s vehicle to the police station where he reported the incident. The jury returned a unanimous verdict after listening to and considering the evidence from 30 witnesses over seven days. The convict has been remanded at Her Majesty’s prison where he awaits sentencing, postponed until November 27,

pending a social enquiry report, which is expected by November 26. In comments reported by ZJB radio defense attorney David Brandt he will await instructions from his client for an appeal of the verdict, while Oris Sullivan says he thinks justice has been served. Brandt said: “The jury has spoken and that is the end of the matter. I do not know if my client will instruct me to appeal, but if he does I will have to look at the record to see if there is any are any mistakes made in the trial…” On the other hand Oris Sullivan said he will not comment on the verdict, “but to say that the system of justice that we have in Montserrat has worked in the way we expect it to…a jury of his peers considered the evidence and returned a verdict of guilty…” The maximum time for a murder conviction is life in prison, since the death penalty has been abandoned in Britain and its territories.

Evans found guilty cont’d. from page 1 able to identify Barry by his teeth because of the injuries to his head. At the trial over the incident which took place late on October 3, 2012 and into the morning, the 19-yearold male Orin Francois Redwood-Evans gave an unsworn statement in which he admitted to killing Barry, but claimed it was in selfdefense. Evans claimed the killing took place when he thought after having reported to the police on a previous occasion he had chased an intruder who had broken into his apartment at the same location in Manjack. The jury comprising of eight (8) females and one (1) male returned the verdict after a mere two-hour deliberation after hearing evidence under the presidency of Judge Albert Redhead. Senior Crown Counsel and his assistant Kristen Taylor for the Public Prosecution office prosecuted the trial while experienced and senior attorney-at-law David S.


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Letters/Opinion

EDITORIAL Media problems still the same – elections interests in the air

Eat Breakfast or die

Did you know that skipping breakfast could hurt your heart? In a study of nearly 27,000 men over age 45, those who reported regularly skipping breakfast were 27% more likely to suffer heart attacks or die from coronary disease than those who didn’t miss the meal. Why: Skipping breakfast may contribute to other coronary risk factors, such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. While searching our own archives for information, it was sure Good way to start the day: A breakfast of chopped fruit and nuts sprinkled on a bowl surprising to find that The Montserrat Reporter complained of probof whole-grain cereal or steel-cut oats, topped with milk or yogurt. lems it continues to experience from as far back as 1996. So much Source: Leah Cahill, PhD, research fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.

has changed, so much advancement has taken place, and whereas those knowlegeable and concerned enough will say, purpose well served. We recapture just a bit of an Editorial written on October 25, 1996, now 17 years and one month in three days ago. “The only “print” press in Montserrat, in addition to the many constraints it faces, suffers from the kinds of problems that put it back, way back in time. “It may be true there were those times when the Reporter being managed by a political party sought to deal mostly with highlighting the wrongs as it saw it. Over the past two years under new management, as it grapples with the difficulty of making the publication viable to meet its legal debts, it has been referred to by some as ‘the Government newspaper; while government officials, at the same time accused it of not saying good about government.” It continues under the same management from June 1994. And only one thing has changed, the legal debt dwindled primarily because of the volcano and the creditor, to be kind, we’ll say probably softened. We can reveal the interesting details later. The other accusations from politicians and government officials have worsened in that they set out to starve its existence. The following hasn’t changed and we would argue the above, has gotten worse. “On top of all this, the newspaper has had to deal with a type of ignorance which would be laughed at and scorned by any other country claiming to be half developed as we would like to believe we are. There are those who think of radio (Radio ZJB) our government radio station, as the only news media. If you ask the question, ‘is it really ignorance that causes this?’ The answer an easy ‘no’! But so many are afraid that their very ignorance, incompetence and injustice may be exposed.” The Editorial went on the describe some incidents to justify some of the statements. We will stop there for now. In that same issue of Oct. 25, 2006 we found some interesting observations. It was only weeks away from the 2006 November elections which was one of the more interesting elections since the crisis began in 17 months before. A columnist at the time had some interesting questions, advice and observations to make. We found the following interesting and will re-visit the article in time. With elections around the corner at the time, here are some excerpts: Ask your self what selfish candidate will seek roads for only his or her constituency when ALL constituencies are clearly in need of roads? “Are not the opponent candidates and their supporters people of Montserrat? Should they be excluded from the respect and promises that these candidates give their own supporters?” The observation we make, is that there is plenty of relevance in these statements or questions today. When the next election roll around, some of the voters would have been only one to two years old in 1996, depending when they register now. They might learn some important things.

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St Lucia seeks to comfort CLICO policy holders ASTRIES, St Lucia, Monday November 11, 2013, CMC – The St. Lucia government Monday said it would continue to work with other Caribbean countries affected by the collapse of the Trinidadbased insurance conglomerate, Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO) in seeking to ease the problems of policy holders. Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony, who is also the finance minister, said that since the collapse of the Trinidad-based CL Financial, the parent company of CLICO in 2009, “CLICO International Life Insurance Limited has experienced serious liquidity problems”. He said in may 2010, the Registrar of Insurance intervened in the operations of the St.Lucia branch operations and imposed a prohibition to writing any new contract of insurance and to refrain from any action that was adverse to the policyholders. Anthony said that in April 2011, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court appointed Richard Surage

of PKF Professional Services as judicial manager for the branch and that over the past months, the Eastern Caribbean governments and the court appointed judicial managers “have considered several restructuring options and their financing implications. “We continue to work assiduously with the objective of deriving a regional solution which is optimal for policyholders in all practical circumstances,” Anthony said, adding the St. Lucia government “continues to work closely with the government of Barbados and other OECS governments in an effort to secure the most advantageous and beneficial interest of our policyholders.” “Government recognises the burden which policyholders have had to endure and the tolerance and patience exhibited thus far. “Government therefore remains committed to arriving at a practical solution at the earliest. However, the reality of the situation is that the issues surrounding

the collapse of CLICO cannot be fully resolved without our regional partners,” he added. Last year, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said that CLICO’s total exposure amounted to 16 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). He said this would translate in the region of US$800 million in liabilities in CLICO Trinidad, CLICO Barbados and also British American Insurance Company (BAICO). CLICO operations are being sold off or placed in government custody across its regional markets, a move taken by different countries to protect policyholders after the Trinidad-owned insurance group ran into liquidity troubles at the close of 2008. CLICO and its parent CL Financial were rescued by the Trinidad government, which is now selling off businesses owned by the conglomerate.

Our Scripture Verse Today Love Letters From God From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. - 2 Timothy 3:15 (NIV) A dear friend of mine carries a deep and painful love in her heart. Twenty-five years ago, her eldest son turned his back on her and left home. He has never tried to contact her again, despite repeated attempts on her part to get in touch with him. This motherÊs love for her lost son remains inexpressibly deep and true. Each day, she writes in a diary a brief letter to her son, telling him of the daily events in her

life. She has already filled three books with these love letters from a motherÊs aching heart. Perhaps he will one day return, even after she has gone; and he will read her lifetime of love letters to him. This motherÊs story reminds me of GodÊs love for his lost children everywhere and GodÊs personal love for each of us. The Bible contains GodÊs eternal love letters to us, written a long time ago. When we were lost, we had no desire to read them. But when we return home, they should become the most precious possessions in our lives, to be read and treasured each day. Gerald McCann (Gauteng, South Africa)


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Break the Silence: End Child Sexual Abuse As Montserrat joined the rest of the world in observing via following, a march on Thursday and a forum on Friday highlighted the Ministry of Health and Social Services, in collaboration with UNICEF, US Embassy and CARIWA. This in observance of 19 November in synergy with the anniversary of the (Universal Children’s Day) International Day for the rights of the child (20 November), which has as its objective the rallying point around the issue of child abuse and the need for urgent effective prevention programs. The general theme that Montserrat expounded “Break the Silence: End Child (Sexual) Abuse” out of the Manifesto Together, let us create a culture of prevention coming out of World Day for Prevention of Abuse and Violence against Children. Child abuse, especially sexual abuse, is a universal and alarming problem and increased attention and efficient protection skills and prevention measures are necessary at family, local, national and international level. After a long tradition of silence, sexual child abuse is being more and more denounced and becoming a public and political topic. From the Rights of the child convention: Art. 19 – States: Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures

to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child. ART. 34 – States: Parties undertake to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse. For these purposes, States Parties shall in particular take all appropriate national, bilateral and multilateral measures to prevent: a. t h e i n ducement or coercion of a child to engage in any unlawful sexual activity; b. the exploitative use of children in prostitution or other unlawful sexual practices; c. the exploitative use of children in pornographic performances and materials. Following what the Ministry hailed as a successful march on Thursday evening, where all were called to support the Break the Si-

On Wednesday, Minister of Mr. Riley notes that reports lence: End Child Abuse theme, the Premier, Reuben T Meade gave a health and social Services in an form health organizations have strong welcome and remarks at address noted the need for urgent consistently said the Caribbean the forum on Friday. action on this issue. has one of the youngest ages of

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2013 festival queen contestants introduced in sashing event by B. Roach Herman ‘Cupid’ Francis was the master of ceremonies, when Alexia Allison, Azrudee Lindsey, Juneann John, and Tazia Briscoe were hosted on Friday, November 16, 2013, by His Excellency Governor Adrian Davis and his wife Sujue at Government House, where the Montserrat Festival Committee presented them as the 2013 Festival Queen contestants. Alexia is sponsored by Tropical Mansion Suites, Azrudee by M S Osborne Ltd. (MSO); Juneann by Technology & Business Specialists Ltd. out of Antigua; and Tazia by Montserrat Utilities Ltd. (MUL). Both MSO and MUL beCont’d on page 12

Donations from chrisitian health groups

cont’d. from page 2 you through our Health Ministry and today Another team member, Montserratian we are donating some hospital supplies to the Melvina (Amelda) Sweeney, explained hospital hoping that they will really help the that the grouping was made up of people hospital and help the people on Montserrat.” from “various parts of the Caribbean

Trinidad, Guyana, St. Lucia, Jamaica, we have people from all over,” she said. “We come together in England as Health Ministries Team and we travel worldwide,” she added, explaining further that the grouping is from within the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church, “but we also have non-SDA members with us.” She named the other members In the visiting group making the donation, Rita Skinner, Fola Ayay-

emi, and Gene Ahwan. The overall visiting group included Pamela Ingram, Joan Wright, Joan Blackwood, Gloria Simon, Samuel Morgan and James Kirwan. Mrs. Geraldine Adams representing the Ministry of Health, accepted and thanked the MAD group for the gifts of varying medical supplies and food items. ““MAD” Make a Difference, and I assure you that these items will make a difference to the residents left: Salemite Valerie Shituu Right: Mrs. Geraldine Adams

Below - Melvina Amelda Sweeney

of the Margetson Memorial Home and also to the Glendon Hospital,” she told the group. Following the presentation at the hospital, the group moved to the Golden Years Home where they made a similar presentation of items. There, Sheryl White, Manager accepted and expressed appreciation on behalf of the home management, staff and the in-house elderly.


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Kids time - In your own korner Hello everyone – It is kid’s time with Auntie Lyka “In Your Own Korner”. Well it is almost the end of the term. Its time to put on you studying cap. You need to prepare yourself for the end of term exams. Christmas is just around the corner. Did you hear the christmas songs already playing on the radio ‘‘So this is Christmas”.......... la la la. sing along. Once upon a time, there lived Kwuku Anansi and his family in a small village near a deep river. Anansi, Konoroh Yaa and the children led a dissatisfied life. Anansi was a successful farmer and a linguist of the chief of the village. He commanded respect among the elders of the village. In spite of all these, he was not satisfied. He wanted to become the wisest man in the village and eventually the chief. Since the head of the family was not happy, the wife and children were also in the same mood. One sleepless night followed another. Anansi tossed from side to side on his bed and Konorah Yaa his wife was becoming worried. “What is worrying you my dear husband?” she asked with a lot of affection. “O” nothing really serious, it is just that the cases at the court are becoming too many” he replied, trying to hide the cause of his worry. Anansi’s worries increased with each passing day. He lost appetite for food and sat in a somber mood each day, he was fed up with being just a linguist. He wanted to hold the akofena, the chief’s sceptre, and to have an umbrella hovering over his head. Then suddenly, one afternoon, Anansee smiled to himself. He was very sure he had found a solution to his problem. He must collect all the wisdom around including the chiefs and hide it. Life came into Anansi, he became a bit cheerful, but did not hide the fact that he was still worried. “ Agya Anansi what is wrong with you these days?” is it the naughty children and the affairs of the home?” the chief asked with concern. “Oh, it is the woman and her problem of chopmoney. I am getting fed up with her” Anansi said with a sad smile on his face. “O Anansi you are the most intelligent man in my court. I will help you out of this problem. Just tell me how much money you need”, the chief enquired. “I think I can manage things at home, thank you” Anansi said. Anansi sat alone always in very profound thought. Occasionally there was a sinister smirk on his face. At

Anansi and the Pot of Wisdom

long last the idea of the wisdom pot was hatched. One afternoon, when all the inhabitants of the village had gone to their farms Anansi got a small black pot and started collecting wisdom. It was very easy, by the help of the village fetish priest who used a charm to collect all the wisdom. He was a very wicked man. He left even his wife and children with nothing in their heads. There was only one person he couldn’t deprive of wisdom and that was his son Ntikumah. In fact, ever since his father’s countenance changed, Ntikumah’s eyes were glued to him. He followed him secretly wherever he went. He knew his father was up to something sinister. Anansi stopped going to the chief’s court. He pretended to be seriously sick and was left alone at home when the others went to farm. At such times he thought about where to hide the wisdom pot. The idea came very suddenly. One Saturday morning, when all the villages including his wife and children had left for their farms, he

got up and picked the pot to execute his plan. It was a very quiet morning, only the cries of birds and the roar of the flooded river were heard. Anansi moved quietly on until he came to the deep river. A tree stood tall and challenging. Anansi took a quick look around, and satisfied that there was on one around, he got his climbing gear ready, and started climbing with the pot in from of him. It was approaching midday and all was quiet. He was full of great expectations. ““To be the only wise man in the village…that would be so great…” he mused. The pot on his stomach hampered climbing, yet he struggled fruitlessly to climb. He would painfully climb a few steps up, then slip down, up..slip,up..slip, so it went on. Anyone else would have given up, but not Anansi. The prospect of becoming the wisest man in the village urged him on. It was too good a chance to miss. But Anansi could no longer stand the strain. As mentioned earlier on Ntikumah had been spying on his father, ever since he noticed a change in Anansi and suspected he was up to something bad. Sometimes he pretended he as going to farm but would come back secretly to spy on his father. This particular day was no exception. Ntikumah was beginning to enjoy his father’s frustration. His father was sweating profusely, as he climbed up, and slipped down. He watched his father sweating profusely in frustration. Eventually as he saw his father making no progress and felt that he had been punished enough, he decided to help him. “Father put the pot behind you” Ntikumah shouted. Imagine Anansi’s shock. He turned around quickly and saw his son Ntikumah and wondered what he was doing there. He saw the wisdom in his son’s advice, but Anansi’s humiliation at having been outwitted was so great, that he dropped the pot and it fell on a big rock in the river and broke into pieces scattering the wisdom all over the world. Anansi climbed up the tree , without the wisdom pot and lived the rest of his life in misery and shame up there.

Pre-School Corner Hello boys and girls today we will be colouring and counting

How many fishes are in the fish bowl? Colour the spaces with the number 3 to find 3 hidden fishes.

Connect the dot

Brain Teaser

In Your Own Korner. Where we will have fun Kids write your stories, tell us about yourselves. Email or post - Write to Aunty Lyka, at P.O. Box 306, Davy Hill, or send email to: kidstime@themontserratreporter.com

4) Q: A clerk at a butcher shop stands five feet ten inches tall and wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh? 1) A: Short 2) A: 45 (1/5 of 45 = 9, 9 + 45 = 54 3) A: D - each letter represents one note in the diatonic musical scale: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do 4) A: Meat

See you next week right here

1) Q: What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? 2) Q: Find a number less than 100 that is increased by one-fifth of its value when its digits are reversed. 3) Q: What letter comes next in the following sequence? D R M F S L T_


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March to end child sexual abuse rates of sexual abuse of children especially girls in the world. He made a stern call and encouraging call to all. “Mothers I urge you to begin listening to your children believe them and investigate their claims of sexual abuse from the first complaint. Don’t wait for these complaints to fall by the wayside and become a deafening silence. Supportive mothers protect their children - they do not accept hush money or gifts in exchange for dismissing a sound case. “Fathers, you too have a major role to play always. Remember that as a leader of the family your primary role is to protect your children - also real men do not date minors; real men do not have sex with children.” “To the children out there listening to me,” he said. “Always remember three simple words: ‘Yell and Tell’. Yell until someone comes to your assistance - tell until someone believes you and does something about it. Do not keep any secrets for the adult who abuse you, they are not your friends.” And to the general public, he says, “the message begins by saying that it takes a community to protect a child.” The Premier in his address made against time constraints because of the two-day 58th meeting of the OECS Authority, being held at the Montserrat Cultural Centre, which began the day before. He gave a challenging call to all for support, “let us allow our children to grow up.” “We’re asking our social partners to work with the community to ensure that there is no longer any silence in Montserrat, that there is no longer any silence throughout the Caribbean as it relates to sex child abuse, child abuse of minors. In his brief address, the Premier called on the churches to preach on the issue. “Children must be given an opportunity to be children,” he said. “The churches must also not only preach to us about what Jesus did and what Paul said and so forth. We must also be talking about the concerns of our people here on earth where when we see these things happening, as ministers of religion, let us also within the church break the silence,” he continued. The Premier noted action his government is taking on the issue. “There is something wrong with the laws of Montserrat…” he observed, continuing point out that in the new year they will move to increase the sentence in sexual abuse cases involving children. “We will come January… have our first reading to move that

sentence to something which is more reasonable. Persons who are more reasonable than I am are suggesting fifteen years, an unreasonable person like me is suggesting life sentence, because if we are abusing children in effect we are committing murder as far as I’m concerned,” explaining further. “...because the effect on the children last them a life time and therefore men grown men must recognize that the young fruits on the tree are not yet ready for picking and they must concentrate on the older fruit that are available for picking, let us allow our children to grow up.” Director of Social Services, Mrs. Teresina Fergus who chaired the morning’s event in remarks thanked the British Department for

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International Development (DFID), “for their tremendous contribution in protecting our children, by the introduction of the SCOT (Safeguarding Children in the Overseas Territories) program. She joined a youngster Aberta Benn, in reading the winning child competition poem on Child Sexual Abuse titled, ‘Enough is Enough’. This was followed by remarks from UNICEF representative for the Eastern Caribbean Area, Miss Kim San Leewin and the Hon. Germaine Wade who read an address on behalf of Minister of Health, Colin Riley (in his absence).

23rd Annual National Tree Planting Day CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK JOB OPPORTUNITY ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT/CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT The Caribbean Development Bank has a rewarding opportunity for a strong professional with sound knowledge of the EPA and CSME Agreements to perform the role of EPA and CSME Implementation Consultant. The consultant will be based at its headquarters located in Barbados: Candidates must be nationals of one of CDB’s Member Countries. The Bank’s Member Countries are the Commonwealth Caribbean countries together with Canada, Colombia, Germany, Haiti, Italy, Mexico, Suriname, the People’s Republic of China, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. CDB is a multilateral development bank that collaborates with its clients to promote sustainable social and economic development, economic cooperation and regional integration. APPLICATIONS Full details of the opportunity, guidelines for the submission of applications and general information about the Caribbean Development Bank may be obtained from the Bank’s website at http://www.caribank.org. The closing date for applications is December 13, 2013.

National Tree Planting Day had made significant impact to the landscape of the North especially in areas of Lookout where sparsely vegetated areas are now lush and green with fruit trees and ornamental surrounding the homes that were provided by the Department of Environment. The forestry nursery was buzzing with excitement this year as a continuous stream of residents patronized the 23rd Annual National Tree Planting Day activities. cont’d. on page 12


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the young women with song, joined later by girls, as Justin Hero Cassell and Montserrat s

The evening saw performances by And Fenton and Herman ‘Cupid’ Francis

l to r: Miss Juneann John (Technology Ltd, Miss Tazia Briscoe (Montserrat U Lindsey (MS Osborne Ltd.) and Miss A Mansion Suites).

National Tree Planting Day cont’d. from page 9 Residents had opportunities to choose from 19 varieties of plants and were able to purchase 2 fruit trees and 1 ornamental plant. The Department of Environment was pleased with the turnout. Some varieties of plants including Barbados Cherry, Suriname Cherry and Five Finger are still available for purchase. Residents are encouraged to visit the forestry nursery in Brades-Shinlands to see what is still available in the coming weeks.

Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Easton Farrell Taylor

Gerard Grey

Stephen Mendes

reigning calypso monarch Herman ‘Cupid’ Francis, with the well-known ‘one man band’ provided songs for dancing. The contestants posed with their chaperones, introduced themselves and each delivered a framed photo to their sponsor. The Montserrat Festival Committee, Coordinator Veta Wade who staged the event shared in one of the high points of the evening when she received a check for $5,000 from Governor Davis. He said the check was a Left: Festival Committee Coordinator Ms Veta Wade accepts check from Governor Adrian Davis

personal contribution from his wife and himself for the Queen Show event that he considers the main attraction of the festival. The Governor revealed jokingly that he told the press (TMR) that beautiful young ladies is a regular at Government house, but who quite rightly did not believe him. Miss Wade in thanking the Governor took the opportunity to thank all who participated in the evenings proceedings, including the waiters who serve the guests, as she reminded and invited all to the Queen Show on December 29. Right: Tiffannie entertains after singing at the beginning the new Territorial song


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