Fashion Avenue News, The Global Luxury Brand is excited to be one of the Media Sponsor for the fabulous LeCoiffeur Fashion Epidemic in St. Kitts and Nevis, produced by Wendy Isaac and team. Editor-in-Chief, Sofia Davis says “I am looking at expanding our Luxury Brand to the beautiful islands of St. Kitts and Nevis with the help of LeCoiffeur”. I love the way they work, they already have a fabulous itinerary set up. We are also excited to be working with RunWayNews again. On board for this great event is SuperModel Avadora Mimouni, she has been invited to walk the runway as the International Celebrity Model.
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St Kitts and Nevis get ready Fashion Tourism is coming to the Federation. Mark your calendars it’s going to be a Fashion Epidemic February 23 -26, 2017. International Press Sponsor, Fashion Avenue News – Sofia Davis CEO & Editor -in – Chief ; Runway News – Joe Clarke Editor -in- Chief & CEO ; Caribdomain – CEO Adrian and BJF Films And Media. All international designers, models, MUA’s and Photographers. Yes it’s happening let Ready Sugar City we coming … for more info visit www.LeCoiffeurnyc.com
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HISTORY OF ST. KITTS & NEVIS
Sugar production continued to dominate the lives of the islanders. The dominance by estate owners of the island’s only and extremely limited natural resource, the land, and the single-minded application of that resource to one industry precluded the development of a stable peasant class. Instead, the system produced a large class of wage labourers generally resentful of foreign influence. The nature of the sugar industry itself—the production of a nonstaple and essentially nonnutritive commodity for a widely fluctuating world market—only served to deepen this hostility and to motivate Kittitian labourers to seek greater control over their working lives and their political situation. The collapse of sugar prices brought on by the Great Depression precipitated the birth of the organized labour movement in St Kitts and Nevis. The Workers League, organized by Thomas Manchester of Sandy Point in 1932, tapped the popular frustration that fueled the labor riots of 1935–36. Rechristened the St. Kitts and Nevis Trades and Labour Union in 1940 and under the new leadership of Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, the union established a political arm, the St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party, which put Bradshaw in the Legislative Council in 1946. The Labour Party would go on to dominate political life in the twin-island state for more than thirty years.
The islands remained in the Leeward Islands Federation until they joined the failed West Indies Federation from 1958 to 1962, in which Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguillawas a separate state. Robert Bradshaw was the Minister of Finance for the short-lived country.
In 1967, the islands became an Associated State of Britain.
In the same year Anguilla had a major secession movement supported by St Kitts’ political opposition party, The People’s Action Movement (PAM). Both forces, working together, invaded the island from an Anguillian base in an attempted coup d’état. Anguilla was able to successfully break away from the union in 1971.
In 1970 there was a serious maritime incident, the Christena disaster, the sinking of an overloaded ferry boat, with much loss of life.
During Bradshaw’s long tenure, his government slowly moved into a statist approach to economic development. All sugar lands were bought by the government, as well as the central sugar factory. Opposition to Bradshaw’s rule began to build, especially by the families and supporters of former estate owners, who founded the People’s Action Movement party in 1964, after frustration over a failed demonstration against a raise in electricity rates. Opposition was especially great in Nevis, who felt that their island was being neglected and unfairly deprived of revenue, investment and services by its larger neighbour. Bradshaw mainly ignored Nevis’ complaints, but Nevisian disenchantment with the Labour Party proved a key factor in the party’s eventual fall from power.
In 1978 Bradshaw died of prostate cancer. He was succeeded by his former deputy, Paul Southwell, but Southwell himself died a few months later, in 1979. The party then fell into a crisis of leadership. The position of premier was then handed over to Lee Moore.
Taking advantage of the Labour Party’s confusion, the PAM party was very successful in the 1980 elections, winning three seats on St Kitts, compared to the Labour Party’s four. The Nevis Reformation Party, under the leadership of Simeon Daniel, won two of the three seats on Nevis. PAM and NRP then formed a coalition government, naming Kennedy Simmonds, a medical doctor and one of the founders of the PAM, premier (Simmonds had won Bradshaw’s former seat in a 1979 by-election). The change in government reduced the demand for Nevis’ secession. In 1983, the federation was granted independence from Britain, with a constitution that granted Nevis a large degree of autonomy as well as the guaranteed right of secession. To take advantage of this landmark, early elections were called in 1984, in which the NRP captured all three seats on Nevis, and the PAM party capturing six seats on St Kitts, compared to the Labour Party’s two, despite overall the Labour Party winning the nationwide popular vote. The new coalition government now had a strong 9 to 2 mandate in parliament.
Economic improvement for St Kitts followed, with the PAM party shifting focus from the sugar industry to tourism. However, much of the island’s poorest people, mainly the sugar workers, were neglected. Opposition to PAM began to build from this, as well as on accusations of corruption. In the 1993 elections, both PAM and Labour took four seats each, whilst on Nevis, a new party, the Concerned Citizens Movement, took two seats, beating the NRP’s one. The stalemate on St Kitts proved unresolvable when the CCM in Nevis refused to form a coalition with PAM. Rioting soon followed on the islands, which was finally resolved in a special set of elections held in 1995, in which the Labour Party overwhelmingly defeated the PAM party, winning seven seats compared to PAM’s one. Dr. Denzil Douglas became the new prime minister of the federation, and retains the post to this day.
On September 21, 1998, Hurricane Georges severely damaged the islands, leaving nearly $500 million of damage to property. Georges was the worst hurricane to hit the region in the 20th century.
In 2005, St Kitts saw the closure of its sugar industry, after 365 years in the monoculture. This was explained as due to the industry’s huge losses, as well as to market threats by the European Union, which had plans to cut sugar prices greatly in the near future.