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Pope Francis receives Vincentian Family
2017-10-14 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received members of the Vincentian Family in St. Peter’s Square on Saturday, in occasion of the 4 centenary of the origin of their charism of service on behalf of the poor. Vincentians then and now. 2017 is a year charged with particular significance for the Vincentians, for it marks the 400 anniversary of a pair of decisive events in the life of the man we know today as St   Read More ...
St Vincent and the Grenadines offers school places for children
ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — St Vincent and the Grenadines has offered to accommodate students from the British Virgins Islands (BVI), where schools are not expected to reopen soon following the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Irma when it slammed into the British Overseas territory last week. St Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Economic Planning, Camillo Gonsalves, who is on a visit here, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that his country has some experience assisting students from storm-ravaged Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations   Read More ...
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Tags: Schools | 
North Korea and ALBA, and in particular St Vincent and the Grenadines | Caribbean News Now
Dear Sir: Peter Binose the visionary wrote a lot of things about North Korea and ALBA, all of which were fact at the time or have come to pass. ALBA is a member of the Non-Aligned Movement and St Vincent is a member of ALBA and is sworn to support Venezuela militarily and uphold the decisions of ALBA, which most certainly includes its support of North Korea   Read More ...
US embassy conducts search and seizure training in St Vincent and the Grenadines | Caribbean News Now
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The US Embassy, through its Military Liaison Office, conducted training with the St Vincent Coast Guard on vessel boarding as well as search-and-seizure techniques in St Vincent and the Grenadines from July 17-21. Members of the St Vincent Coast Guard and US Marine Forces South (MARFORSOUTH) participate in exercises during the search-and-seizure training held at the St Vincent Coast Guard Headquarters US Marine Forces South (MARFORSOUTH) and the St Vincent Coast Guard joined forces to stage the professional exchange, which shared strategies and policies to monitor and control illicit trafficking   Read More ...
Election petitions in St Vincent and the Grenadines | Caribbean News Now
By Wellington C. Ramos In 2015, before the elections were held in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), Joseph Guerrero and myself were invited by Arnhim Eustace, then leader of the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), to conduct a reconnection tour with our Garifuna people in our homeland. While we were there I decided to use the opportunity to hear what our people had to say about the social, economic and political conditions they live in daily   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections | 
PM warns Caricom of OAS
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES’ outspoken Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has sent off a letter of concern to fellow CARICOM Heads of Government, warning them of actions taken by the Organisation of American States (OAS) against Venezuela. “There are insidious developments at the Organisation of American States that should trouble each of us,” he wrote to his colleagues. “Among these developments is the introduction of a World Trade organisation ‘green room type’ process which a small group of powerful states in the Organisation are seeking to impose their will on the decision of (CARICOM) member states,” Gonsalves added   Read More ...
Who did it! - The sudden murders of St Vincent bad men
Dear Sir: In 2015, an ex-police colleague that I worked with in the intelligence division at the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force brought something to my attention. He said: “it seems like someone have been killing the perceived bad men in St Vincent and the Grenadines.” At that time there were a series of murders of those who are involved in the drug business and, like the average citizen, I ruled the murders as guys fighting over drugs   Read More ...
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St Vincent and the Grenadines signs new open skies agreement with US | Caribbean News Now
Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves (left) with Political Economic Director at US Embassy Bridgetown, Yaryna Ferencevych, after the signing of the open skies agreement BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- A new open skies agreement between the United States and St Vincent and the Grenadines was signed on April 7, 2017, entering into force with immediate effect. This agreement replaces a more restrictive air transport agreement   Read More ...
Calvin Glasgow: An exceptional Vincentian police officer | Caribbean News Now
Dear Sir: Please allow me to offer a tribute to one who is deserving of such: St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Officer Calvin Glasgow, also known as ‘Gold Teeth’, for his contribution. Officer Glasgow was a well-presented police officer who took pride in his personal appearance. Calvin Glasgow Many police officers did not agree with Gold Teeth’s style of policing, and a larger cross-section of the community dreaded an encounter with Gold Teeth, because such may result in a notice of intended prosecution and later an appointment with the court as a defendant in a case   Read More ...
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St Vincent represented at international cultural day in Northern Ireland | Caribbean News Now
(R-L): Vincentians Adonis Browne, Richard John, Joseph Ricketts and Honorary Consul Dr Christopher Stange COLERAINE, Northern Ireland -- A festival in Northern Ireland under the theme: “Unity of Cultures Within Our Communities” was recently organised by the Causeway Multi Cultural Forum (CMCF), with its secretary, Vincentian Richard John (Cane End), in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. The packed Town Hall included addresses by Cllr   Read More ...
Zika Complications Addressed by Regional Specialists
by Donella Hosten. Grenada and St Vincent & The Grenadines are the 2 countries topping the list with the highest number of recorded cases of Guillain–Barré Syndrome (GBS) in the Eastern Caribbean. In this light, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) brought together a number of specialists from around the region for a 2–day Workshop in Grenada, towards addressing some of the neurological complications faced   Read More ...
Two crash victims sent home
The caskets with the bodies of Danee Horne and Aziza Dennie being loaded onto the Melinda II for the 111-mile journey to St Vincent and the Grenadines. (Picture by Nigel Browne) THE BODIES OF two of the teenage Vincentian girls killed in last week’s car crash at Graeme Hall,Christ Church should be back in their homeland today. Yesterday morning, the bodies of Danee Horne and Aziza Dennie were taken   Read More ...
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State sponsored red excursion! | Caribbean News Now
Dear Sir: In St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) when people criticize the Argyle International Airport (AIA) project, members of the Unity Labour Party (ULP) get upset. Come February 14, 2017, we may well see the State Sponsored Red Excursion to SVG, as part of the “Labour Love” holiday on Valentine’s Day. But so much of what I heard from the CEO of the SVG Tourism Authority was   Read More ...
Stuart expresses condolences to Gonsalves
PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart has expressed deepest sympathy on behalf of the Government and people of Barbados to his Vincentian counterpart Dr Ralph Gonsalves. The letter comes on the occasion of the tragic loss of life of three young women from St Vincent and the Grenadines, in a two-vehicle crash which occurred in Barbados on Sunday. Stuart said in the letter: “Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, and   Read More ...
Mottley sends condolence letter to Gonsalves
OPPOSITION LEADER Mia Mottley has conveyed her condolences to the families of the three Vincentian students who died in a vehicular accident here on Sunday in a letter sent today to St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves. The letter stated in part: “The sudden loss of a life is always traumatic, but it is even more distressing when they are young and had the promise of   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Mourning | 
GG sends condolences following fatal crash
GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Elliott Belgrave has sent condolences to his Vincentian counterpart Frederick Ballantyne and the people of Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines on the tragic loss of three teenage girls and a Barbadian male on Sunday. Sir Elliott said he was “very saddened” that 17-year-old Danee Horne, Aziza Dennie, 19, and 18-year-old Carianne Padmore were involved in “that horrible crash” at Graeme Hall, Christ Church, along with   Read More ...
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Vincy students back home
KINGSTOWN – Two Vincentian students, who were not involved in a road accident in Barbados that claimed the lives of three of their colleagues and injured two others, are home. The two female students of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College arrived Sunday at about 11:20 a.m. at E. T. Joshua Airport. They were greeted by their relatives, several high-ranking officials from the college, members of the clergy,   Read More ...
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Vincentian Hospitality Students Killed in Barbados Car Crash Just Hours Before Boarding Plane Home
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday January 30, 2017 – Hours before they were to return to St Vincent and the Grenadines at the end of a hospitality internship in Barbados, three teenage girls were killed in a horrific road accident that left their families shaken and had “thrown off” the leader of their country. Also dead in the crash that occurred around 3 a.m. yesterday, was the 23-year-old Barbadian man, Andre Jabarry   Read More ...
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UPDATE: Four dead in Graeme Hall crash
THREE VINCENTIAN WOMEN and a 33-year-old Barbadian man been confirmed dead following an accident involving a car and a van at Graeme Hall, Christ Church. It occurred around 3 a.m. The victims were   Read More ...
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After the hullabaloo at the AIA opening - then what? | Caribbean News Now
Dear Sir: The big news in St Vincent and the Grenadines is the wolf-criers have announced a new date for the opening of the Argyle International Airport. This official announcement has made it approximately ten or more times the wolf-criers have official announcements and dates for the “official” opening of the Argyle International Airport (AIA). The new date that was announced by the wolf-criers is set as February 14,   Read More ...
St Vincent PM remains opposed to economic citizenship | Caribbean News Now
Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves By Ken Richards BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has reiterated his disdain for the economic citizenship programmes being operated by some member states of the OECS. Gonsalves in his latest comment on the matter emphasized that his country’s citizenship is not for sale. “The highest office in the land is that   Read More ...
Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism successfully implements sanitary controls project | Caribbean News Now
Unloading small pelagic fish in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines. Photo: Megapesca Lda Portugal BELIZE CITY, Belize -- The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), in partnership with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has successfully completed the project “Capacity Building of regulatory and industry stakeholders in Aquaculture and Fisheries Health and Food Safety to meet the SPS requirements of international trade”. The project, which started in   Read More ...
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Letter: A tribute to PS Gregory Grimes' untimely death and the Bermuda Police Service | Caribbean News Now
Dear Sir: In April of 2004, when I went to Bermuda to become a part of the Bermuda Police Service, I went to that island not knowing what to expect and I did not know anyone. Back in St Vincent and the Grenadines, the land of my birth, I was a political upstart, even in my capacity as a police officer, and wrote articles that were published by the   Read More ...
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Fishery sector sanitary controls training held in St Vincent and the Grenadines | Caribbean News Now
Participants at fishery sector training programme in St Vincent KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CRFM) -- A two-week training programme covering “Food safety in the fishery sector” and “Fishery products laboratory testing” was delivered to 30 inspector and laboratory analysts from 15 CARIFORUM countries during the period 28 November to 9 December 2016 in St Vincent and the Grenadines, by four international experts. The training, which covered inspection, control and testing   Read More ...
Are SVG government ministers becoming rich from road construction and repairs?
Dear Sir: Recently, I was exposed to some very interesting information that made me say, “What the hell.” As a result I took the opportunity to conduct more in-depth research for myself on the science of road construction. With my newly accumulated knowledge on the science of road construction, I can see how certain ministers in the St Vincent and the Grenadines have been and are currently enriching themselves,   Read More ...
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SVG's Aspirational International Airport (AIA)
Dear Sir: Just over two months ago, I had to get to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to pay my last respects to my grandma who passed away several weeks short of her 95th birthday. As arrangements were being made to fly back to SVG, I remember Vincitroll’s claim that the Argyle International Airport (AIA) was 99.9% completed back in April. Therefore, I began to search for direct   Read More ...
Rainy week in Eastern Caribbean causes property, infrastructure damage
Flooding and property damage caused by heavy rains this week in St Vincent and the Grenadines BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CEDEMA), through its national disaster coordinators on the ground, has provided this summary of conditions in affected member states during this week’s tropical disturbance, which brought heavy showers and thunderstorms. Barbados, Dominica and Saint Lucia experienced flooding, while St Vincent and the Grenadines experienced   Read More ...
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Comic view in St Vincent and the Grenadines: Come get your laughs on
By D. Markie Spring Politics in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is no laughing matter! However, if you are a Vincentian living at home or one who delves into the hot-button issues of political events in SVG and witnessing the frequent atrocious and cringe-worthy political moments, which border on absurdity, you are bound to laugh! The author of a number of published works, D. Markie Spring   Read More ...
St Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora mapping project launched in the UK
(L-R) Natalie Hanley (IOM); Doris Charles (Minister Counsellor); Cenio Lewis (High Commissioner); and Renitta Peters (RIDU) LONDON, England -- The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) through the Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit (RIDU) is conducting a Diaspora mapping exercise funded by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through the IOM Development Fund (IDF). The project was launched at the High Commission for St Vincent and the   Read More ...
Why St Vincent Island has so few tourists
Dear Sir: One of Dominica’s many navigable rivers The 20,000 stay-over tourists who visited St Vincent Island (SVI) in 2015 (see essay number 33 below) accounted for 0.07 percent of the total of nearly 29 million foreign holidayers who visited the Caribbean last year. This works out to one Vincentian tourist for every 14,350 Caribbean tourists. The prevailing wisdom in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is that   Read More ...
Animal Farm comes full circle
By Dr Richard A. Byron-Cox It seems the ULP government policy is assassination of the character, indeed the very persona of anyone displaying anything but absolute reverence to their father, son and Holy Ghost development/ management prescription for St Vincent and the Grenadines. So their attack dogs (borrowing Orwellian imagery) are let loose on Jomo Thomas to disembowel him with the blood-thirsty vengefulness a challenged Napoléon harbours. Dr   Read More ...
'He who is silent is taken to agree'
Dear Sir: Three weeks ago, I wrote a piece that appeared in iWitness News and Caribbean News Now (CNN), in which I pointedly accused the St Vincent and the Grenadines prime minister of willfully deceiving the people. A very serious charge, indeed. Impeachable, I suggested. Cybercrime crimeable from the sound of it but nothing came of it. Well at least, not yet. One response to the piece caught   Read More ...
St Vincent and the Grenadines bans capture of sea turtles
Minister of Fisheries, Saboto Caesar KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has joined the list of countries worldwide that ban the capture of sea turtles. This came after a series of consultations locally, with regional and international stake holders, including WIDECAST partners Carla Daniel and Dr Darren Browne of the Barbados Sea Turtle Project. Research has revealed that all local turtles face different levels   Read More ...
The Garifuna people need to address their living conditions in all countries
By Wellington C. Ramos From the time our Garifuna people were removed from their homeland; “Yurumein”, now known as St Vincent and the Grenadines, and imprisoned on the island of Baliceaux in 1796, their lives have never been the same since. Our people were then subsequently removed from this island to Roatan, Honduras, where they arrived on April 12, 1797. Born in Dangriga Town, the cultural capital of   Read More ...
Prisoners To Be Freed As Part Of St Vincent Independence Celebrations
Submit. KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Friday October 28, 2016 – As part of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ 37th Anniversary of Independence, several prisoners will be released from jail. Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he will also make permanent the appointment of 100 clerks in the public service. Gonsalves said following the necessary procedures he intends to advise the governor general to order the release of   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Freedom | 
Hotel St Vincent | Caribbean News Now
Dear Sir: It is not sufficient just to point out how many international foreign tourists currently visit the mainland of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to understand the probable impact on holiday arrivals of the operation of Argyle International Airport (AIA), as I did in a previous essay. These numbers need to be placed within the context of overall hospitality accommodation on the mainland to assess their   Read More ...
LIAT pilots refute claims by St Vincent PM
Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Chairman of the Majority Shareholder Governments of LIAT, Dr Ralph Gonsalves (L) speaking in Barbados at last Wednesday's press briefing on LIAT while Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart listens. (C. Pitt/BGIS) By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) said it has refuted the public comments of chairman of the shareholder governments,   Read More ...
St Vincent PM addresses LIAT issues
Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Chairman of the Majority Shareholder Governments of LIAT, Dr Ralph Gonsalves (L) speaking at Wednesday's press briefing while Barbados' Prime Minister Freundel Stuart listens. (C. Pitt/BGIS) By Theresa Blackman BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has sought to “clear the air” on some of the misconceptions about regional air carrier LIAT.   Read More ...
CCRIF completes US$29 million payouts to member governments affected by Hurricane Matthew
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- On Monday, CCRIF SPC completed payments totalling US$29,204,248 to the four CCRIF member countries affected by Hurricane Matthew. These payouts were made to Haiti, Barbados, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines on their tropical cyclone and/or excess rainfall insurance policies – all within 14 days of the end of the event. CCRIF CEO Isaac Anthony (L) presents a cheque for US$3,781,788 to   Read More ...
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US embassy continues citizen science and climate change program in St Vincent
Participants of the citizen scientists workshop pose for a group photo with presenter Dr Gillian Bowser, and Deputy Public Affairs Officer Jeff Barrus at the conclusion of the session at the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- A three-country traveling program to promote ways ordinary “citizen scientists” can help observe and promote awareness of climate change in their communities, sponsored by the US Embassy to   Read More ...
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