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ST VINCENT – Boat held with over US$71m in cocaine

ST VINCENT – Boat held with over US$71m in cocaine

KINGSTOWN –– Authorities are trying to get to the bottom of how a Vincentian-owned and registered fishing boat was held in what has been described as the largest maritime seizure in 18 years. In an operation on February 16, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) successfully stopped a transshipment of 185 bales of cocaine, […]

ST VINCENT – New airport opens

ST VINCENT – New airport opens

KINGSTOWN — St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Argyle International Airport was officially opened on Monday evening with a flag-raising ceremony in which Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said that the facility is “a symbol, it is a metaphor of what is possible in us”. “Do not ever allow any people, any nation to impose on […]

Severe flooding in 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 […]

Four murders in ten hours

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 […]

One dead, another missing as heavy rains pound St Vincent

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 […]

ST VINCENT – LIAT crew sickness led to 261 flight cancellations

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 […]

Storm claims life of teen in St Vincent

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 […]

ST VINCENT – ‘LIAT needs to get act together’

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 […]

ST VINCENT – No more swearing to the Queen

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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