The St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Government Printery, now the St. Kitts and Nevis Government Printery was established in 1966, with a seven member staff. The staff consisted of the Government Printer; who is the head of the establishment, a Cameraman, a Senior and Junior Varitypist, Binder, Assistant Binder and a Press Operator.
Some of the earlier members of staff included Egbert Lewis, Helen Woods, Pamela Tweed, Viola Galloway and His Excellency Sam Terrence Condor; who was a Press Operator at that time and is presently the Federation’s Ambassador to the United Nations and a former Deputy Prime Minister, proving that greatness starts at the Government Printery.
The main purpose of the Government Printery in its initial years was to publish the Official Gazette which consists of the Laws of the Federation.
As the years progressed, so has the establishment. The Government Printery now not only produces the Official Gazette that is published on every Thursday and an Extra-Ordinary Gazette that is published upon request, but a wide variety of printed products that facilitate the efficient functionality of the Government. These products include official government forms, medical forms, school forms, various office stationery, various receipt books, ticket books, file jackets, registers, books, booklets, brochures, flyers, pamphlets, business cards, financial estimates, reports and ballots.
The St. Kitts-Nevis Government Printery aims to provide the best quality in designing, printing, binding and other services (in printing) to the Government Ministries and Departments in an efficient and timely manner.
To be the premier printing establishment in the Federation by utilizing the most cost effective and technological techniques thus providing the best quality services to our customers.
Values: Quality production; with professionalism and service orientated, delivered with a customer focused approach.
Acquire an up-to-date Automated Numbering Machine that would not only increase efficiency, but also alleviate the pain and strain of manual numbering.
Acquire a large format, multiple wheels Creasing/Perforating Machine for jobs that require multiple perforated segments.
To train staff how to safely and properly operate all machinery that they’re assigned to, along with minor troubleshooting procedures. Train staff in new and various techniques
in all facets of the department, along with cross training where necessary, also train staff in areas of personal development locally, regionally and internationally.
Build a new and modern printery.
Modernize the printery through fitting of fully digital machinery or most up to date machinery.
Frequently inform the general public about what the printery’s processes are and also take suggestions on improving any defect or deficiencies.