Basseterre (St Kitts) – One of the big Indian families in St Kitts – and they’ve been here since the 1930s – is the one that runs the Rams Supermarket, under the flagship company, Ram’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 Ram’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 “” 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: “˜Check it up on the website http://www.ramstrading.com/