St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  • ST. VINCENT-AGRICULTURE-Government continuing efforts to eradicate Black Stigatoka disease

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government Monday said it was concerned that farmers were abandoning their field even as the authorities continue with their efforts aimed at eradicating the Black Stigatoka disease which has severely affected banana farms on the island. Agriculture Minister Saboto Caesar said that while “Operation Cutback” will continue and that…

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  • Global insurer to expand study on Caribbean coral

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – A global specialty property insurer has announced that it is expanding its study of coral reefs with a new campaign in the Caribbean and Bermuda. On Thursday, the Catlin Group Limited said based on the Catlin Seaview Survey, it will “significantly widen opportunities for ocean, coral and climate scientists to understand the changes occurring within the…

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  • PM seeks apology from newspaper and columnist

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves Monday said he had instructed his lawyers to write a newspaper and a columnist seeking an apology over a story it ran regarding the charges laid against opposition senator report Vynnette Frederick. Gonsalves said he was seeking the apology from the Vincent Newspaper and its columnist Kenneth John, claiming that…

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  • Opposition Leader comments on political impasse in St. Kitts-Nevis

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – St. Vincent and the Grenadines Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace is calling on St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas to have parliament debate a motion of no confidence in his administration without delay. “You know, there is a creeping thing which is happening in these islands now. You had it in Grenada, you have it…

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  • Talks fail to resolve issue on fuel subsidy

    KINGTSOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says recent talks with the Trinidad and Tobago government to address the issue of the fuel subsidy given to the Port of Spain-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) have failed to resolve the matter. Gonsalves is chairman of the regional shareholder governments that owned the Antigua-based airline, LIAT, which has accused the…

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  • Opposition planning action in support of arrested legislator

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) Monday said it will announce by Wednesday what action it will take in support of its member, Vynette Frederick who was arrested last Thursday. Frederick was slapped with nine charges relating to making false declarations, swearing falsely, and fabricating evidence, hours after a magistrate dismissed six charges against…

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  • Opposition MP concerned about rule of law in St. Vincent

    NEW YORK, CMC – In the wake of the re-arrest of an opposition senator in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an opposition Member of Parliament has expressed grave concern about the rule of law in the country. Senator Vynette Frederick was arrested and slapped with nine charges hours after the court dismissed six charges against her on Thursday. In addressing…

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  • FAO to hire Vincentian to improve cooperation with OECS

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will hire a Vincentian to work with them to improve cooperation with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, made the announcement on Wednesday following a meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves. During a joint press conference on Wednesday, da Silva, who…

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  • ST. VINCENT-HEALTH- Decrease in HIV/AIDS cases attributed to prevention programme

    WASHINGTON, CMC – Since the implementation of a comprehensive prevention programme, by the World Bank in 2004, health officials in St. Vincent and the Grenadines have reported a decrease in the number HIV/AIDS cases. The World Bank, in a recent report, said that between 2004 and 2010, the annual number of new HIV-positive cases in St. Vincent and the Grenadines…

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  • ST. VINCENT-LABOUR-Opposition leader wants full severance for Port Police workers

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace Monday called on the authorities to ensure that 84 Port Police officers, who are being sent home at the end of the month are properly compensated for their years of service. In a letter to the officers, Eustace said that they should ensure they are compensated in accordance with the severance…

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