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Letter: A poem: 'On Peter Binos from Liemost'

May 27, 2015
Letter: A poem: 'On Peter Binos from Liemost' Captain Peter Binos from Liemost got in his ship  And with orders from his superiors prepared for his trip. Headed for a land that Liemost claims They would love to add to their Imperial gains.  (Every year Liemost carries out the “Imperial games of Lies”, and dispatches armies of liars to corrupt the people...

Letter: Is the boy really that big a twerp?

May 26, 2015
Letter: Is the boy really that big a twerp? When I read the Vincentian news online a couple of weeks ago, I was interested that once again Luke Browne was displaying infantile behaviour, hence ‘the boy’ label.  The New Democratic Party had a rally on the weekend May 9 at Sion Hill, the biggest crowd ever, multi thousands of people attended.

Letter: SVG, loco 'fo' airport!

May 25, 2015
Letter: SVG, loco 'fo' airport! Come hell or high water, the Unity Labour Party (ULP) government in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) was going to build the airport at Argyle. It did not matter what the experts said, they were going to show that they could build it. However, is it a case of “if they build it; they would come”?

Letter: Regarding finishing the work of Maurice Bishop

May 23, 2015
Letter: Regarding finishing the work of Maurice Bishop A nasty little propagandist and ULP political activist and determined liar, who hides behind the name Vinciman, loves to try and prove wrong is right. Every time anyone writes anything that has Ralph Gonsalves name embedded or mentioned in it. He attacks the writer, calls out a lot of nasty names and...

Intruder chased off charter boat anchored off Canouan, St Vincent

May 21, 2015
Intruder chased off charter boat anchored off Canouan, St Vincent CHARLESTOWN BAY, Canouan -- Occupants of a charter boat anchored at Charlestown Bay, Canouan, St Vincent and the Grenadines, were awakened in the middle of the night on May 1, 2015, when they heard footsteps on deck and one individual tried to pry open a hatch, Caribbean Safety and Security...

Letter: Venezuela gives away PetroCaribe funds whilst its people prostitute themselves

May 20, 2015
Letter: Venezuela gives away PetroCaribe funds whilst its people prostitute themselves Venezuela’s president currently has only a 20% approval rating. Yes, they have built some houses and apartments for the poor, but that is only a vote catcher. Perhaps without the social housing project the president’s approval rating would only be at 5%. In 2012, the US dollar was selling on the streets...

OECS to review performance of pharmaceutical suppliers at regional meeting this week

May 19, 2015
OECS to review performance of pharmaceutical suppliers at regional meeting this week CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The performance of suppliers of medicines and pharmaceuticals is among the major talking points for the 24th joint tenders-adjudication committee meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s pharmaceutical procurement service (OECSPPS).

Letter: SVG aspirational ULP government!

May 18, 2015
Letter: SVG aspirational ULP government! Talk about our 3D economy in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)! I am not talking about the 3D lottery game by National Lotteries Authority in SVG. It is our depressing, dying, and dead economy! Shouldn’t the prime minister give himself a pat on the back? Yes, an attaboy! After all, he is the PM...

St Vincent and the Grenadines capture WIFA men's championship

May 18, 2015
St Vincent and the Grenadines capture WIFA men's championship VIEUX Fort, St Lucia -- St Vincent and the Grenadines came into Saturday evening, the third day of the Windward Islands Football Association (WIFA) 2015 Men's Championship, in pole position. Having taken a maximum six points from their two previous wins, over Grenada and hosts Saint Lucia...

New champions for Windward Islands men's football

May 16, 2015
New champions for Windward Islands men's football VIEUX FORT, St Lucia -- The Windward Islands Football Association's 2015 Men's Championship will see a new champion crowned on Saturday night. Hosts and defending champions Saint Lucia were knocked out of contention on the second of three match days on Thursday evening.

UWI Open Campus launches development project in St Vincent and the Grenadines

May 14, 2015
UWI Open Campus launches development project in St Vincent and the Grenadines KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- As the University of the West Indies (UWI) continues to lay the groundwork to meet its strategic goals, objectives and targets under its current strategic plan for 2012-2017, the Open Campus in St Vincent and the Grenadines will be hosting the launch of the UWI Open Campus...

Letter: Finishing the work of the man that was finishing the work of Maurice Bishop

May 14, 2015
Letter: Finishing the work of the man that was finishing the work of Maurice Bishop Are you up to the job of finishing the work of your father in relation to finishing the work of Maurice Bishop? You more than most must know exactly what that means, because many of us have been asking for years what it means. We cannot just guess, because if we get it wrong your daddy...

St Lucia held; St Vincent win on WIFA opening night

May 14, 2015
St Lucia held; St Vincent win on WIFA opening night VIEUX FORT, St Lucia -- The 2015 Windward Islands Football Association Men's Championship got underway on Tuesday evening at the Philip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia. St Vincent and the Grenadines beat Grenada 3-2 in the opening match. The winning team went ahead through...

High winds continue to affect some LIAT flights

May 13, 2015
High winds continue to affect some LIAT flights ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Prevailing seasonal high winds continue to affect some LIAT flights, particularly in Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The current conditions are likely to continue through until mid-June. Customers travelling to/from both countries are advised of the possibility of cancelled...

Commentary: After a decade, Vincentians battle unemployment, poverty and ineffective government

May 12, 2015
Commentary: After a decade, Vincentians battle unemployment, poverty and ineffective government The hearts of Vincentian citizens are bleeding profusely! For over a decade now, Vincentians have suffered from accelerating unemployment rates, exacerbating poverty and extreme ideologies; hence, an ineffective government. It is nothing new that extremely high levels of unemployment encourage...

Letter: The 'C' in ben David: A short poem!

May 11, 2015
Letter: The 'C' in ben David: A short poem! The “C” in ben-David not meant to be misconstrued, Could stand for, Conniving, Coocoo, or maybe Confused. Then again ah don’t mean to be rude, it could be anything like Corrupt, Confounded, or maybe Cunumunu?  C ben-David writes fifteen essays, Fourteen which says AIA (Argyle International Airport)...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Can cocoa benefit from chocolate's bright future?

May 9, 2015
Commentary: The View from Europe: Can cocoa benefit from chocolate's bright future? Since 1991, international demand for chocolate has been growing, causing cocoa prices to surge. Although the global market for chocolate may have peaked at around US$114 billion annually, it is clear that the Caribbean could do more to encourage the production of the growing premium price global...

Letter: Paddy loves St Vincent

May 9, 2015
Letter: Paddy loves St Vincent Whilst talking with an old friend in Dublin recently we were discussing Prime Minister Gonsalves. For this letter I will describe my friend as Paddy, that’s not his name, nothing like his name, but will hide his persona from any collective spite that may just be gathered against him after this little tête-à-tête

EC dollar as strong as ever, says ECCB deputy governor

May 8, 2015
EC dollar as strong as ever, says ECCB deputy governor BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has said that the EC dollar is as strong as ever despite the withdrawal of the currency's one-cent and two-cent coins. Deputy governor for the ECCB, Trevor Brathwaite, said the Eastern Caribbean currency has been pegged...

Letter: Airport politics and betrayal Vincie-style

May 8, 2015
Letter: Airport politics and betrayal Vincie-style The opaque, helter-skelter, and deceitful way the proposed Argyle International Airport (AIA) was conceived, justified, and built, together with the body of descriptive, photographic, numerical, comparative, and logical evidence pointing to its inexorable failure is why I have referred to the project...

St Vincent government working to restore website hacked by ISIS

May 7, 2015
St Vincent government working to restore website hacked by ISIS KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says government technicians are working to restore the country’s main website in the shortest possible time, after it was hacked on Sunday, purportedly by sympathisers of the Islamic State.

St Lucia ramps up cyber-security after St Vincent website hacked

May 6, 2015
St Lucia ramps up cyber-security after St Vincent website hacked CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The government of Saint Lucia said in a statement on Tuesday that it noted with concern the recent attack on the official website of the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines.  “This appears to be part of a trend of increasing reports of cyber-attacks of various kinds...

St Vincent government website hacked by ISIS

May 5, 2015
St Vincent government website hacked by ISIS KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Investigations are currently underway to determine how and by whom the St Vincent and the Grenadines government’s website was compromised over the weekend. The website was seemingly hacked by a group claiming to be Islamic State hackers.

OECS takes further step to poverty reduction through multidimensional approach

May 5, 2015
OECS takes further step to poverty reduction through multidimensional approach CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Five Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Dominica; Grenada, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines have successfully launched a multidimensional project on reducing poverty in the OECS. The government of Chile is funding the...

Letter: If you think we should support Cuba and Venezuela - the 'CubVen Empire' - watch this video

May 5, 2015
Letter: If you think we should support Cuba and Venezuela - the 'CubVen Empire' - watch this video This is so important that everyone in the Caribbean should view the video embedded above. This is the confirmation of what I have told you about Venezuela. The stories I have told you about my being there and witnessing the slaughter of Venezuelan students by Cuban special forces in civilian attire.

Letter: The destruction of SVG's economy II

May 4, 2015
Letter: The destruction of SVG's economy II I have to say thank you to Ms Jennifer Eustace for her comment on my previous letter “The destruction of SVG’s economy,” informing me that it was the leader of the opposition (Mr Arnhim Eustace) that coined the term “Gunzinimics.” Mr Eustace is a very insightful man in economic understanding.

Caribbean students in Taiwan win top prizes in literary and arts competition

May 2, 2015
Caribbean students in Taiwan win top prizes in literary and arts competition TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Six Caribbean nationals studying at the Ming Chuan University in Taipei were on Thursday awarded for top placements in their school’s literary and arts competition. The 26th edition of the activity saw Jean Karlos Almonte of the Dominican Republic receiving an award for...

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