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Cyndie Demming: Her Political Journey

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Cyndie Demming2Ms P. Cyndie Demming is the new Chairman of the People’s Action Movement.On Sunday April 28th 2013, it became official when the full Convention of the People’s Action Movement ratified the election of Ms Demming to the position of Chairman, making for a historic gender shift at the top of the leadership hierarchy of the forty eight year old organization. With her election Ms Demming becomes the first woman in the Federation to head the administration of a major political party.

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Dr. Rt Hon. Sir Kennedy A Simmonds

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kennedy-simmonds22Kennedy Alphonse Simmonds was born on 12th April, 1936 in Basseterre to parents, Ms. Brontie Clarke and Mr. Arthur Simmonds.

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Remembering Vaple

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vaple2Vaple Martha Burt, whose earthly departure on December 6, 2012, touched so many lives, has left behind a rich legacy; one which her family, loved ones and country should be forever proud of.

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Profile of Andrew E Weekes, the Cricket Umpire

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Andrews-by-2Andrew Emanuel Weekes was born at Fahie’s Estate on June 25th 1940.

He spent his Primary School days at St Pauls, before completing his formal education at the Sandy Point Senior School.

After graduating in 1957, he began his teaching career at the tender age of fourteen (14) at the Old Road Government School, and then the Verchild’s All-Age School. His monthly salary was $24.00

Andrew was then transferred to the St. Paul’s All-Age School, before going to teach Mathematics at the Convent High School (now the Immaculate Conception Catholic School [ICCS]) in 1969, where he stayed until he retired in 1997.

He humorously recalled his first day as a teacher, dressed in short pants with knee-high socks.

He served as a Scouts Master for the Sandy Point and Old Road Catholic Scouts Troupe for more than five (5) years.

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