Basseterre (St Kitts) – One of the big Indian families in St Kitts – and theyâ€™ve been here since the 1930s – is the one that runs the Rams Supermarket, under the flagship company, Ramâ€™s Trading Ltd. It has several other businesses not just in St Kitts but also in some neighbouring Caribbean islands.
Rams, the name has obviously evolved from Ramâ€™s, is very popular not just with the locals but also with tourists – one aisle packed on both sides with all sorts of alcoholic beverages is ample proof of that â€” and with the 100-strong Indian student committee and has been importing pre-cooked Indian foodstuff, like MTR dals and curries, the last few years.
Kishu D Chandiramani, the owner and managing director, is an important man in town, has held several important posts in civic bodies and is currently president of the St Kitts-Nevis Hotel and Tourism Association.
He shows me a silver cup, given by his family to the St Kitts cricket team that won the Leewards Islands tournament in the 1930s, displayed in a glass case in the supermarket, and is nice enough to answer a few questions. But he is also a busy man and, when asked for some details, says: â€˜Check it up on the website http://www.ramstrading.com/