COMMENTARY ON WINNFM ON GOVERNANCE –­ CHARLES WILKIN QC 12TH JANUARY 2017.

COMMENTARY ON WINNFM ON GOVERNANCE  PDF The major issue in the Federal election of February 2015 was governance. Team Unity which won the election campaigned heavily on the need for accountability and transparency in government. In its manifesto Team Unity promised Freedom of Information, Campaign finance regulation, Integrity in Public Life and anti corruption laws;… Read More

Law on Ministers Duties‏ by Charles Wilkin QC

By his oath of office a Minister undertakes to carry out his functions in good faith for the benefit of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis and to use his powers only for proper purposes. These are traditionally described as “fiduciary duties”. If he allows his personal interest to conflict with those duties and he benefits from such conflict… Read More

COMMENTARY by CHARLES WILKIN ON ELECTORAL REFORM- 28-11-16

COMMENTARY by CHARLES WILKIN ON ELECTORAL REFORM-  28-11-16 PDF The last two Federal elections- in 2010 and 2015- were foreshadowed and overshadowed by controversy and lawsuits over the country’s electoral system. Issues in contention included the registration of voters, the constituency boundaries and the overseas vote. Added to these in 2015 were the Motion of… Read More

PRESENTATION TO ST. KITTS AND NEVIS BRANCH OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN ON 5TH NOVEMBER 2016 by Charles Wilkin QC

PRESENTATION TO ST. KITTS AND NEVIS BRANCH OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN ON 5TH  NOVEMBER 2016 PRESENTATION TO ST. KITTS AND NEVIS BRANCH OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN ON 5TH  NOVEMBER 2016 PDF VERSION Allow me to begin my giving you my favorite definition of an accountant. An accountant is someone… Read More

Constitutional Reform – Inside the News 17-9-16 by Charles Wilkin QC

  Constitutional Reform – Inside the News 17-9-16 PDF Version INTRODUCTION This is a very pertinent and important topic after 33 years of experience, especially when very little has been achieved in that time by way of reform. We must however address the topic realistically. We must bear in mind that the constitution contains entrenched… Read More

ZIZ REFORM by Charles Wilkin QC 17th May, 2016

To: The Board of Directors of ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation and The Honourable Prime Minister in his capacity as Minister responsible for broadcasting. ZIZ REFORM I offer the following legal perspective, comments and recommendations in response to the outreach by the Corporation for input from the public and cognisant of the commitment of the Government in… Read More

COMMENTARY ON THE OVERSEAS VOTE by Charles Wilkin QC 18th May, 2016

I heard the Attorney General say recently that preparations are underway for an electoral review process to be initiated via the National Assembly. I therefore looked at the Unity manifesto for the 2015 election. I note that the manifesto has several proposals for electoral reform but does not state a specific position on the overseas… Read More

COMMENTS BY CHARLES WILKIN ON VIOLENT CRIME- 10th February 2016.

Let me begin by congratulating on their appointment the new Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley and his High Command. They inherit a monumental but not insurmountable task. I wish them every and early success. Our country faces a serious crisis that could reverse all the advances that have been made in the past 50 years.… Read More

NEW BOOK by Charles Wilkin QC: BREAKING the CYCLE: Politics, Constitution Change and Governance in St. Kitts and Nevis

http://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Cycle-Politics-Constitutional-Governance-ebook/dp/B01AO0GSUQ/ Leading Attorney-at-Law and Queen’s Counsel, Charles Wilkin, makes a fervent plea for the state of St. Kitts and Nevis to break the cycle of tribal politics that has unsettled and hindered the growth and development of the twin-island “federation”. He uses as his starting point, a detailed description and chronology of the political events… Read More

ADDRESS BY CHARLES WILKIN QC TO NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON THE ECONOMY 22ND OCTOBER 2015.

I begin by recognizing some very positive attributes of our economy which can be built on if we are to make a fresh start. Firstly, Kittitians and Nevisians have a proud record of investing in their economy. The 5 listed public companies whose shares are traded on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange have in excess… Read More