Category: St Vincent

Severe flooding in St Vincent

KINGSTOWN –– A number of houses were destroyed and other damaged in several areas in St Vincent and the Grenadines, while floodwaters exposed the contents of some graves at the Sandy Bay Cemetery and blocked, damaged, or destroyed a number of bridges as a trough system dumped large amounts of rain across the country Monday night […]

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Four murders in ten hours

KINGSTOWN – Police in St Vincent were called into action on Monday morning with the discovery of two bodies in a house in the old Montrose section of capital city Kingstown. Information is that a relative came to visit family members and found one lying dead in the verandah and the other inside of the […]

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One dead, another missing as heavy rains pound St Vincent

KINGSTOWN – Rescue teams have recovered the body of a pre-teenager, Phillip Compton, from the northern Grenadine island of Bequia Wednesday after he was swept away by floodwaters, reportedly while trying to clear a drain in Paget Farm  on the south of the island. Police confirmed the death and said that the Coast Guard had […]

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ST VINCENT – LIAT crew sickness led to 261 flight cancellations

KINGSTOWN –– Regional carrier, LIAT, has had to cancel 261 flights and delayed a further 564 this year, due to crew sickness. The average number of sick days per member of the crew is around 21 days, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, who is chair of LIAT’s shareholder governments told parliament on Thursday, but reiterated that […]

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Storm claims life of teen in St Vincent

Tropical Storm Matthew killed one person in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday night as it unleashed its fury on the country. Secondary school student, Kenron Samuel Elijah Antoine, 16, was crushed by a boulder as he was attempting to remove debris behind his home to clear a path for water that was flooding […]

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ST VINCENT – ‘LIAT needs to get act together’

KINGSTOWN  – The St Vincent and the Grenadines government is seeking an urgent meeting with the management of the regional airline, LIAT, following the airline’s poor service to the island. St Vincent and the Grenadines is one four shareholder governments of the Antigua-based regional airline and the Dr. Ralph Gonsalves administration wants the meeting to […]

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ST VINCENT – No more swearing to the Queen

KINGSTOWN –– A change in the Oaths by Officials Act in St Vincent and the Grenadines will see officials now swearing allegiance and service to their rather than their ceremonial head of state, Queen Elizabeth 11, her heirs and successor. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves presented the bill in Parliament this week. He told lawmakers that […]

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ST VINCENT – Gunmen murder German man on yacht

KINGSTOWN –– Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves today expressed “revulsion” at the murder of a German national and the injury of another on board a yacht anchored at Wallilabou Bay in south-western St Vincent. iWitness News was reliably informed that two armed assailants boarded the yacht around 1:35 a.m. and fatally injured a male occupant, said to […]

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SVG PM angered at murder of German national

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has expressed his “revulsion” at the murder of a German national and the injury to another after armed gunmen boarded their  yacht anchored at Wallaibou in southwestern St. Vincent during the early hours of Friday. The identity of the dead man has not been released, but he is reported to […]

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ST VINCENT – Huge blaze

KINGSTOWN –– Arson is suspected in the huge fire at the Public Works compound in Arnos Vale today that destroyed a warehouse full of building materials. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves sought to link the fire to the ongoing protest by the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) over the December 9 election results, but said he […]

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ST VINCENT – Petition filed

KINGSTOWN –– The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has filed election petitions in connection with the December 9 general election. Party leader Arnhim Eustace who made the announcement on Monday, also used his weekly radio programme to encourage party supporters amidst what he said was a “gloomy” period for the 40-year-old institution that had […]

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SVG cabinet sworn in, amid protests

by Kenton X. Chance KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves Monday night unveiled his 11-member Cabinet as opposition politicians continued to protest the results of the December 9 general elections. “It must be affirmed, particularly to the supporters of the ULP (Unity Labour Party), that our electoral triumph, our victory, must not […]

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Gonsalves wins again

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – The Ralph Gonsalves-led Unity Labour Party (ULP) made history here tonight by winning its fourth consecutive general election. However, it had to settle for the same slender one seat margin as it did in the 2010 poll. The incumbent ULP won eight of the 15 seats, according to the preliminary results. The main […]

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ST VINCENT –– Vincies vote

KINGSTOWN — Polling stations across this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country closed officially today after a ten-hour period during which an estimated 90,000 people were eligible to cast ballots to elect a new government. Both the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) and the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) are predicting victory with the leaders of […]

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SVG – Political parties sign code of conduct

The three political parties hoping to contest the December 9 general elections here have signed a code of conduct drawn up by church officials in St Vincent and the Grenadines and administered by the National Monitoring and Consultative Mechanism (NMCM). The SVG Green Party did not sign the Code, but sent two persons to observe […]

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St Vincent – Gonsalves denies involvement in teacher’s arrest

KINGSTOWN –– Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves today sought to distance himself from the arrest of secondary school teacher Jozette Bibby-Bowen after she posted comments on the social website Facebook. Last week, Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Colin Williams discontinued two charges of obscene publication against the teacher, whose attorneys say they are now seeking […]

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UPDATE: Seven dead in SVG accident

  At least seven people, mainly students, died after a minibus plunged into the sea in Rockguter, an area between Owia and Fancy on the northeastern tip of St Vincent early today. Police and government officials said that five bodies had, so far, been recovered from the sea, and one person died in hospital. Another […]

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