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Letter: A government knowing right from wrong

August 30, 2014
Letter: A government knowing right from wrong In St Vincent knowing right from wrong, as we grow up our parents try and teach us right from wrong, when we begin attending church we are taught right from wrong. As we go through life we constantly learn right from wrong. As we attend education from child to young adulthood, we learn...

Letter: As the Vincentian Diaspora sit on their hands

August 28, 2014
Letter: As the Vincentian Diaspora sit on their hands Whilst thinking about all those farmers who had their land taken from them six years ago, for the Argyle airport to be built on. All those farmers, about 60 in all, who in 2014 have still not been paid for their land. Farmers dying, unable to afford medical attention. Unable to properly afford to clothe and...

St Vincent senator says St Kitts-Nevis PM undermining legacy

August 27, 2014
St Vincent senator says St Kitts-Nevis PM undermining legacy BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- St Vincent and the Grenadines Opposition Senator Vynnette Frederick says St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas should protect his legacy by ensuring that a 20-month old motion of no confidence is tabled and debated in the Parliament.

Letter: Gonsalves was appointed by God! But why?

August 27, 2014
Letter: Gonsalves was appointed by God! But why? It is no secret that Yahweh God is the one who worked it out for Ralph E. Gonsalves and his bunch of henchmen to be placed in a position of rulership over the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines. This is so because he (Yahweh) is the one that raises up government and takes them out of power.

Commentary: The NDP in SVG: Opening thoughts

August 25, 2014
Commentary: The NDP in SVG: Opening thoughts Given that an election in St Vincent and the Grenadines is not far distant and that the New Democratic Party (NDP) has convinced itself that it can win the upcoming election, many people will claim that this is not the time to be raising what will be perceived as negative matters about the party.

Letter: The latest IMF SVG report released 2014

August 25, 2014
Letter: The latest IMF SVG report released 2014 If Vincentians want to know the truth about just how bad we are doing, keep watching the IMF reports. IMF report published August 21, 2014, in relation to St Vincent and the Grenadines: 2012 Article IV Consultation Summary: KEY ISSUES Background: 1/ Activity is slowly recovering after a...

National insurance scheme on firm financial footing, says St Vincent PM as IMF concludes review

August 22, 2014
National insurance scheme on firm financial footing, says St Vincent PM as IMF concludes review KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- St Vincent and the Grenadines prime minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has made it clear that the country’s National Insurance Services (NIS) is on a firm financial footing, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published the results of its most recent consultation.

Letter: Is it a mega Ponzi scheme?

August 22, 2014
The heart and soul is being ripped out of St Vincent and the Grenadines by a bunch of worthless politicians. When the next elections are over and the victors peak gingerly into the treasury funds they will find the cupboard is bare. Money squandered and wasted in the most atrocious ways.

CDB welcomes new regional insurance product

August 21, 2014
CDB welcomes new regional insurance product BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has welcomed the inception of an excess rainfall insurance package from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and also commended the countries in the region that have purchased a policy for 2014-15.

Commentary: Argyle International Airport: St Vincent and the Grenadines first 'amusement park'

August 21, 2014
Commentary: Argyle International Airport: St Vincent and the Grenadines first 'amusement park' For two elections now the Argyle international airport has been used as a prerequisite for votes! Each year voters and taxpayers alike have been promised a completed and fully operated international airport. To us, this is a never ending promise, which seemed distant – like a ship being driven by...

Letter: Thank you! Mr Prime Minister

August 20, 2014
In a private e-mail, I have thanked Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, for satisfying my right to a long overdue Vincentian passport. After eight months of frustration with the Vincentian bureaucracy, this event has unfolded so quickly that I am left...

Commentary: Ten-Point Reparations Plan: Not so flawed

August 19, 2014
Commentary: Ten-Point Reparations Plan: Not so flawed On August 5, 2014, I-Witness News presented an opinion piece entitled Ten-Point Reparations Plan Seriously Flawed, by Michael Dingwall. I found his thoughts very interesting but also not very positive or educative. I was concerned that his thinking might be representative of the many and that...

Letter: A master stroke or a gross liberty?

August 19, 2014
PM Gonsalves is known to love the term master stroke, his master strokes. Well here is his latest master stroke. The government owes the National Insurance Services (NIS) EC$15 million for contributions and cannot pay them. So he is presenting a resolution to parliament...

Vincentian MC officiates at Caribbean Week One Love Festival

August 14, 2014
Vincentian MC officiates at Caribbean Week One Love Festival BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Vincentian Yolande Robertson-Greene was the mistress of ceremonies as Belfast basked in Caribbean sunshine with the official launch at Belfast City Hall of ‘One Love Festival’ during Caribbean Week 2014. The main countries involved were St Vincent and the Grenadines...

Letter: Wrecking agriculture in SVG, and Saboto Caesar's amazing statements

August 14, 2014
Sunday morning on the way to church I was thinking about the current plight of our farmers in St Vincent and the Grenadines. It's my opinion, by my often being with them, that I have a special insight into their lives. The Vincentian farmers who were once able to generate wealth...

St Vincent PM rejects economic citizenship programme

August 13, 2014
St Vincent PM rejects economic citizenship programme KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, is adamant that his administration would not allow a citizenship by investment programme (CIP) in that country, described the initiative as superficially attractive and expressed doubt...

CXC to release 2014 results in St Vincent and the Grenadines

August 13, 2014
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- St Vincent and the Grenadines will host the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) annual release of results for the May/June examinations on Monday 18 August 2014. The event will be held at the Peace Memorial Hall in Kingstown.

Commentary: Bystanders to violent crimes: A Vincentian replicate of Caracas?

August 13, 2014
Commentary: Bystanders to violent crimes: A Vincentian replicate of Caracas? The crime situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is a new kind of horror emerging! All one has to do is to delve into muck of the present regime, listened to the headlines of the various media houses, the timelines on Facebook and the hashtags of Twitter. In my remote corner of the world...

Letter: Ralph Gonsalves and his double speaking

August 12, 2014
The following statement was reportedly made by Mr Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines on August 4, 2014 as reported on I-Witness News. “There is no legislation, normally in the House that you need the support of the opposition...

ALBA rejects subversive US programs against Cuba

August 11, 2014
ALBA rejects subversive US programs against Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The member countries of the a regional integration bloc, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our Americas (ALBA), has rejected the most recently exposed subversive US program against Cuba, calling it an immoral project. In a communiqué released on Thursday...

Letter: Well I never did! Pants on fire!

August 11, 2014
In SVG, we have been lied to so much, lied so much about, until we all find it difficult to tell what is a lie and what is fact. In fact there has been an abandonment of fact in St Vincent and the Grenadines politics. The person to whom this refers is obvious, because the country...

Letter: Ralph E. Gonsalves is the only internet crazy I know

August 8, 2014
On Monday, 14th July, 2014, the insecure prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph E. Gonsalves, made a bold public statement in his capacity as head of government that made me smile and aided to further confirm my uncomplimentary opinion of him.

Commentary: Sabotage: Jomo's take on Hilary Beckles' speech

August 7, 2014
Commentary: Sabotage: Jomo's take on Hilary Beckles' speech My purpose, in this article, is to expose unacceptable behaviour by one leading official in the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Unless Jomo Thomas has been given permission by Mr Hilary Beckles to alter his speech and to use that altered document for nefarious political purposes.

Letter: Vincentians seeking their historical past

August 7, 2014
Researching family history can be quite challenging for African-Caribbean people because the dispossession caused by the slave trade means that ancestral links have been lost. Most Caribbean people have African ancestors. It has been estimated that more than 1.6 million people...

Caribbean Week 2014 and One Love Festival launched in Northern Ireland

August 6, 2014
Caribbean Week 2014 and One Love Festival launched in Northern Ireland BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Caribbean Week is steadily becoming a significant and engaging regional tourism activity in Belfast, attracting participants with extensive media coverage. This year through the formation of the first Caribbean Festival / One Love Festival, the Belfast Festivals Forum has...

Letter: NDP's non-cooperation: A tactic to nowhere

August 6, 2014
On Thursday, July 31, 2014, at a very poorly-attended rally in Kingstown, following upon an even more-scantily supported protest march, the opposition New Democratic Party’s vice president, Mr St Clair Leacock, delivered himself of the following bit of nonsense:

IMF approves US$6.4 disbursement for St Vincent and the Grenadines

August 4, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 4.15 million (about US$6.4 million) for St Vincent and the Grenadines to be drawn equally from the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) and...

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