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OECS officials convene to discuss freedom of movement regime

March 28, 2017
OECS officials convene to discuss freedom of movement regime CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Regional integration stakeholders convened on March 16 to discuss the current implementation status of the indefinite stay regime and the rights contingent to the free movement of people regime; two critical accomplishments of the OECS.

US brands Eastern Caribbean countries 'a transit point for drug traffickers'

March 25, 2017
US brands Eastern Caribbean countries 'a transit point for drug traffickers' BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The US State Department has labeled the Eastern Caribbean as a “transit point for drug traffickers going to the United States and Europe”. According to the State Department’s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) released in March, the Eastern Caribbean...

OECS laboratories receive new agricultural health and food safety equipment

March 25, 2017
OECS laboratories receive new agricultural health and food safety equipment CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Laboratories in Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states are now better equipped to diagnose issues related to human, animal and plant health, and food safety, thus increasing their levels of efficacy and efficiency. On Wednesday March 15, 2017...

Commentary: The mind control crisis: How politicians are trampling on the ignorance of the non-vigilant

March 25, 2017
Commentary: The mind control crisis: How politicians are trampling on the ignorance of the non-vigilant A huge section of the St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) population is brainwashed! For the past 16 years, in SVG’s politics, many Vincentians have been indoctrinated into the ‘red’ cult, which engenders an impairment of autonomy among individuals – an authentic proposition, which suggests...

Letter: The Argyle airport 'poppy show' opening

March 25, 2017
Letter: The Argyle airport 'poppy show' opening The nagging question of how many passengers landed at Argyle International Airport (AIA) on the various Valentine’s Day chartered flights has now been answered by the SVG Tourism Authority. The short reply is “very few.” This observation is more evidence that the painfully slow-motion AIA exercise...

Letter: The unfinished work of Maurice Bishop, by Peter Binose

March 22, 2017
Letter: The unfinished work of Maurice Bishop, by Peter Binose Here is an extract of the last chapter in Peter Binose’s unpublished book about Maurice Bishop. I am not sure when Peter actually wrote this because he started the book in 2004 and I believe, but am not sure, finished it in 2010. I thank his family for allowing me to publish this and I hope the...

CDB announces US$40 million in funding for poverty reduction in eight Caribbean countries

March 21, 2017
CDB announces US$40 million in funding for poverty reduction in eight Caribbean countries BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced US$40 million in funding for poverty reduction in eight countries in the Caribbean region, through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF). The resources will support improved access to quality education; water...

Commentary: What's in a name?

March 20, 2017
Commentary: What's in a name? In a recent IWN article dealing with the opening ceremonies of the new airport, our prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, opined that the name of a plantation, specifically Argyle, because of its importance to the history of the nation, speaks against the renaming...

Commonwealth trade a non-starter for Britain and the Caribbean

March 18, 2017
Commonwealth trade a non-starter for Britain and the Caribbean LONDON, England -- What was described as an “historic meeting” of Commonwealth trade and investment ministers in London recently, in an attempt to make use of the “Commonwealth advantage” to boost trade within the 52-member bloc, is more likely to prove to be an...

Letter: The new city - Part 2

March 18, 2017
Letter: The new city - Part 2 After proper planning, we must put in place proper and basic developmental infrastructure that will facilitate ready habitation. Infrastructure such as: roads, electricity, water, human waste disposal system and cater for the nearby solid waste disposal site to be upgraded to handle the expected...

Commentary: 'SVG cruise': The formula for sustained flights at Argyle airport

March 16, 2017
Commentary: 'SVG cruise': The formula for sustained flights at Argyle airport If not remedied quickly, Argyle International Airport (AIA) will be a failed investment! Before I open up the unhealed wounds of its management and financial malpractice, I must admit, from the inception, I was and still am a staunch promoter of the idea of an international airport in SVG.

Letter: Peter Binose could see into the future

March 16, 2017
Letter: Peter Binose could see into the future When Peter Binose wrote the articles below and several others on numerous sites around the Caribbean and internationally, he was in my opinion spot on correct to do so. Please read what he wrote it is an eye opener. Peter’s son alerted me to these pages, so please read them, even if you...

Letter: The new city - Part 1

March 15, 2017
Letter: The new city - Part 1 PM Gonsalves, I know you have already brought investors into St Vincent and the Grenadines to look at the site of the now decommissioned ET Joshua Airport because you have publicly expressed your desire to put a new city on the land. It is my opinion that you are not a bright man, and the...

St Vincent represented at international cultural day in Northern Ireland

March 14, 2017
St Vincent represented at international cultural day in Northern Ireland 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...

Commentary: Our Garifuna people exiled from their native homeland in search for the truth

March 14, 2017
Commentary: Our Garifuna people exiled from their native homeland in search for the truth How many Garinagu arrived in Honduras? Let us analyze first the number of Garinagu who were displaced from the big island, as they were placed into the small barren island of Balliceaux, later to Bequia until they finally arrived to Roatán, Bay Islands. How many Garinagu were captured in...

Letter: The SVG airport is operational - what next?

March 13, 2017
Letter: The SVG airport is operational - what next? The magical thinking of build it and they will come to the Argyle International Airport (AIA) shows the Unity Labour Party (ULP) government’s total lack of a coherent policy. What is next for St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) after the state sponsored red excursion? They think by building...

Letter: Ralph Gonsalves does not think, thoughts pop into his head and that's it!

March 11, 2017
Letter: Ralph Gonsalves does not think, thoughts pop into his head and that's it! The airport at Argyle was opened and the government spent over half a million dollars to charter a plane in an effort to deceive the citizen of St Vincent and the Grenadines, and they did it with what was too be a big hullabaloo, which had a humongous anti-climax. But while the people of...

Letter: Why was this meeting kept secret from the Vincentian people?

March 10, 2017
Letter: Why was this meeting kept secret from the Vincentian people? When I read this article on the Cuban Granma website I was surprised that we were told nothing about it in the St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) media, newspapers, online, or any government press releases. It is an important matter, be it positive or negative. So why was it not published?

Appeal court reinstates election petitions in St Vincent

March 8, 2017
Appeal court reinstates election petitions in St Vincent KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Election petitions filed by the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) have been reinstated by the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal sitting in Saint Lucia on Tuesday, citing apparent bias of the trial judge, Justice Brian Cottle.

Letter: Our Argyle International Airport 'veritable miracle'

March 8, 2017
Letter: Our Argyle International Airport 'veritable miracle' On February 6, 2017, a week before the premature Valentine’s Day opening of Argyle International Airport (AIA) on the mainland of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), our Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves, argued in his 2017 Budget address that: “…the Unity Labour Party...

OECS discusses ocean governance and policy

March 7, 2017
OECS discusses ocean governance and policy CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Representatives from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines, participated in the sixth meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)...

ECCU at critical economic juncture, says ECCB governor

March 3, 2017
ECCU at critical economic juncture, says ECCB governor BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- According to Timothy Antoine, governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) is at a critical juncture coming on the heels of the economic difficulties of the recent past and a future pregnant with uncertainty...

OECS member states develop curriculum framework for tourism institute

March 2, 2017
OECS member states develop curriculum framework for tourism institute ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Representatives from all member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) participating in the OECS Network of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Training and Education (NETHTE) project assembled in Antigua and Barbuda from from February 22 - 23.

Commentary: The messy truth, deep inside the 'red' tainted cockpit!

March 1, 2017
Commentary: The messy truth, deep inside the 'red' tainted cockpit! Of all the pilots throughout, you are the worst! You can’t maneuver the cockpit, or you navigate the skies so poorly that you have lost your geographic coordinates. With your limited knowledge of the primary flight display you can barely stabilize the aircraft, and each time you have to revert to...

Letter: Zeal let the cat out the bag

February 25, 2017
Letter: Zeal let the cat out the bag Santino, come ‘ere, I think your brain’s going soft, “Never tell anybody outside the Family what you are thinking again” – Don Corleone said to Sonny in “The Godfather”. Good advice; alas, there was no “again”. As the Don spoke, Sonny was already as good as dead. You see, what is said is said.

Commentary: Impact of US travel ban on Caribbean nations

February 24, 2017
Commentary: Impact of US travel ban on Caribbean nations On 28th January 2017, I travelled from London to the United States of America through J.F. Kennedy International airport en route to St Vincent and the Grenadines, my final destination. Upon arrival at JFK, I noticed a lot of law enforcement officers on the inner part of the airport. I came to the conclusion that...

Letter: The flight at the airport at Argyle - an international flight or deception?

February 22, 2017
Letter: The flight at the airport at Argyle - an international flight or deception? When I wrote the article titled: After the hullabaloo at the Argyle International Airport – then what? I said: “Unfortunately for the wolf-criers, no reputable airline will ever land an aircraft owned by them that bears their company’s name and that is being operated by a crew that is within their employ...

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