|Posted by SKNYPA on August 25, 2010 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
While being a panelist on Winn FM's weekly inside the news we found out that the Conaree Landfill in St kitts only has 6-8 more months until a new one has to be erected. As implied this news took our organisation by suprise and we are eager to see how we can help this situtation. As such we decided to upload a few tips that can help us to reduce waste so that we can extend the life span of our landfill. With the erection of the new landfill the first aim of that organisation is to educate its customers as to how to generate less waste. However we have decided that then will be too late so here are some of the stuff we've researched and decided to upload.
|Posted by SKNYPA on June 1, 2010 at 3:20 AM||comments (0)|
SKNYPA wants to help and we have provided you with a few proven Examination Tips that guarantee success in examinations:
Save our Water!
The following are water conservation tips prescribed by (SEQL) Sustainable Environment for Quality of Life
|Posted by SKNYPA on February 11, 2010 at 12:27 PM||comments (0)|
The last censusconducted in St. Kitts and Nevis shows that 64.9% or almost two- thirds of ourpopulation is less than thirty-five years old. At such an important time, youngpeople should not sit by and watch our future be determined solely by theminority. The St. Kitts National Youth Parliament Association (SKNYPA) imploresall eligible voters, especially those under the age of thirty-five to exercisetheir constitutional right and vote in the upcoming elections. If you cannotfind any reason to vote, perhaps these ten may help:
1. Because you can (surely there are women in Saudi Arabia who envy you).
2. Like getting your drivers’ license, voting is an excellent rite of passage into adulthood if you are a first time voter
3. Voting is the most meaningful and effective way to show your constituency representative how appreciative or displeased you are of their efforts in your community.
4. As much as we do not like it, every person has an assumed political tag based sometimes solely on family ties, place of residence, social affiliations, etc. If you choose not to vote because you fear being labeled, it would be a waste of time since you already have one.
5. St. Kitts and Nevis are small and everyone assumes they know who you vote for. The voting process is private so no one truly knows which party you support.
6. Imagine how you would feel if you decided not to vote and the constituency representative that you support, or were even slightly leaning toward, lost by one vote.
7. Undoubtedly, decisions made by a government can affect our lives for years to come. E.g. the decision to construct a road on the Southeast Peninsula, decision to close the sugar industry, etc. A vote now, is a vote for your future.
8. The average age of the members who sat in the Federal Parliament before it was dissolved in December 2009 is fifty-one (51) years old. Average life expectancy in the Federation is seventy-four (74) years old. Imagine that you are eighteen years old and the party that forms the next government makes a major decision in 2010. In twenty years when you are thirty-eight years old (half of your life to go), the 2010 decision may still be affecting you but the 2010 Parliamentarians, now seventy-one (71), may have already passed on.
9. Albeit late, each party has presented manifestos to the public, which allows each voter the opportunity to educate him or herself on the respective party positions on the issues. Ignorance is no excuse!
10. If you think that a change in the Government’s administration is necessary, voting is the only way to effect that change. However, if you are pleased with the current administration, voting is the only way to keep them there.
SKNYPA wishes that allyoung people who are registered to vote would take this responsibilityseriously having recognized that it is OUR future at stake. When the dustclears and the politics dies down and the euphoria from Wyclef and Vybz Kartelwears off, we all have to go back to our daily lives in attempts to advanceourselves, our families, our communities and our country. No one benefits whenyou do not vote but we all stand a chance when we put “Country Above Self” andvote!
|Posted by SKNYPA on January 23, 2010 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
If a million dollars was made accessible to The St. Kitts National Youth Parliament Association (SKNYPA) for the use of safety and security in the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis we would firstly improve the conditions in the police and defense force by hiring international defense bodies to aid in investigating crimes especially in the area of forensic science, we realize that our police force contains many unaware policemen, hence some of that money would have to be geared towards self-development, training and classes for the not-so-intelligent members of the police force. The police force should contain some of the most influential persons in society and it would be imperative that some of this million dollars be invested in the development of these officers. Additionally, as technology continues to advance as the years pass, some of this money would have to be invested in upgrading the methods used by police force and law enforcement personnel such as the improvements in DNA testing and all the other police programs that are being used to solve crimes. Supportively, there would be some sort of organize payment scheme for police officers so that they would be properly motivated to serve the country to the best of their ability.Also, there is a need to increase security around the national borders to ensure that smugglers are no longer able to use our shorelines to get guns and drugs into the country. Keen attention would have to be paid by officers at our ports of entry, both air and sea to ensure that luggage/packages are searched thoroughly to ensure that drugs and firearms are not smuggled into the country.Crime is also rampant throughout the downtown areas of Basseterre and Charlestown hence the money would also be used to install security camera's around these areas, particularly in remote and poorly lit areas. This will assist the police force in monitoring the streets and surrounding buildings which are usually targeted for criminal activity.Our youths are our future and education is the first priority one must have to enhance a bright and prosperous future. Our youths must be talented, visionary, well-discipline and not easily be influence in gangs and crimes. SKNYPA will wholeheartedly use some of the money to secure all schools across the federation. This would be done by establishing a well-trained School Safety Unit geared towards, preventing and managing school violence, reducing safety risks and other hazardous situations such as fires, etc. as well as to improve school-community relations on school safety issues and evacuation procedures. With our kind and generous support we will also offer scholarships for students who qualify and have the potential to broaden their skills.Futhermore, programmes such as the Drug Awareness Resistance Education (D.A.R.E), the Youth Outreach Programme and Project Strong would receive the finacial support necessary to ensure that these programmes are able to assist our youth in ways that are mutually beneficial to the individuals partaking in programmes as well as society as a whole.In conclusion, we recognize that accidents has become extremely rapid and risky for the young and our elder folks to drive peacefully on the road. This money would also be allocated to enhancing the manpower and capabilities of the traffic department to address dangerous and reckless driving practices taking place throughout the federation. More road safety equipment would be purchased, such as radar guns, proper road safety signs and even a few traffic lights in some key areas susceptible to traffic accidents. The money would also be used to facilitate further training of traffic officers, crossing guards, and even volunteers to assist in curbing the number of traffic accidents and implementing road and driving safety and security measures.The St. Kitts National Youth Parliament Association is a non-profit, non governmental, non partisan youth organization launched on September 13th 2001 under the motto "Equality and Justice in Nation Building."