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Japan donates two boats to SVG

The government of Japan has donated two rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs), which will be used to help boost maritime security in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves made the announcement at a press conference on Monday, fresh on his return, on the weekend, from an official visit to Japan. He said that the […]

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PM rejects claim that criminals have taken over SVG

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, on Monday, rejected a claim by the parliamentary opposition that criminals have taken over the country. He was responding during a press conference to statements by Opposition Leader, Godwin Friday, and to an assertion at a New Democratic Party press conference two weeks earlier. Friday said that while the ULP came to office promising to […]

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Trini enters SVG illegally to escape gang threats

An 18-year-old Trinidadian man who came to St. Vincent and the Grenadines illegally in March says he did so because two rival gangs had threatened to kill him. The man, Shaquille Brandon Miller, was arrested in Layou, a town on St. Vincent’s southwestern coast, on Friday and brought before Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett at the Kingstown Magistrate’s […]

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Sol customers win cash for a year

SOL EC LTD (Sol) has announced the grand prize winners in its promotion “Win CASH For A Year” which ended on July 27. The two lucky customers, who purchased EC$40 and more of Sol Go Further gasoline or Sol Go Further diesel, are: 1st place – Meldon Woods of Calliaqua who won ECD$24,000 payable over […]

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Vincy students pass 16 subjects at CXC

A student each from the Girls High School (GHS) and the Mountain View Adventist Academy (MVAA) passed 16 subjects while a St. Vincent Grammar School (SVGS) pupil aced 15 subjects in this year’s Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination. According to preliminary results released by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday, Sariah Jackson […]

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Don’t blame Dominica, B’dos for Ross University relocation — Gonsalves

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (CMC) — St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Ralph Gonsalves Monday said he would not blame either his Dominican or Barbadian counterparts for the controversy surrounding the decision of the US-owned Ross University to re-locate to Barbados. Speaking at a news conference, Gonsalves told reporters that he had received information “from […]

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Woman who accused police of slapping her appears in court

The New Montrose woman who alleged that police slapped her repeatedly in the presence of her children after she swore at an ice cream parlour in Kingstown has pleaded not guilty to three charges the officer brought against her. Ashieka Lyttle, 25, appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Monday, where she was read charged that […]

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One-legged Kingstown nuisance escapes jail time

A one-legged man who hops around Kingstown and creates a public nuisance by emptying garbage bins onto sidewalks and harassing persons, was spared jail time on Monday. Mark Gumbs, who is originally from Chauncey, pleaded guilty to a charge that on July 27, 2018, at Kingstown, he assaulted a Carriere woman, causing actual bodily harm. The […]

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PM gets involved in Canouan private school impasse

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has again gotten involved in a furore in Canouan involving the major investors on the island. The melee this time is over the location of a private educational institution on the southern Grenadine island. The impasse, like one in which the prime minister intervened a few years ago, involved the investor […]

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