Protest erupts in St Vincent

Protest erupts in St Vincent and the Grenadines resulting in the delay of the swearing-in ceremony of Dr Ralph Gonsalves as Prime Minister.

Reports out of Kingstown say supporters of the New Democratic Party (NDP) blocked the gates leading to the Governor General’s residence where the ceremony was expected to take place at 2.00 p. m.

Riot police had to be called in to bring order to the situation.

NDP leader Arnhim Eustace has refused to accept preliminary results showing the Unity Labour Party winning eight seats to his party’s seven in yesterday’s general election.

He has demanded a recount of ballots, which is currently underway in at least one constituency.

Eustace was adamant that Dr Gonsalves should not be sworn in until the results of the elections are final.

6 Responses to Protest erupts in St Vincent

  1. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams December 10, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    What / Vincentians? They are one of the most quiet nations in the Caribbean. Just like Barbados

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  2. Lawrence Griffith
    Lawrence Griffith December 10, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Well fraud is everywhere so don’t be surprised if that’s the case..

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  3. Alex Alleyne December 10, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    All you people Just go listen to this song
    JOHNNY OSBOURNE / POLITICIAN.

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  4. jrsmith December 11, 2015 at 5:38 am

    That’s close, very, very close.

    Reply
  5. sunshinecanada December 11, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Vincentians quiet, think again last election in barbados, fraud everywhere, way to go vinces for ya rights

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    • Kevin December 11, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      What are these cases of fraud that was everywhere in Barbados last election?

      Reply

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