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ST VINCENT – No partisan politics

ST VINCENT – No partisan politics

KINGSTOWN – Governor general Sir Frederick Ballantyne is said to have embraced opposition leader Godwin Friday outside parliament on Monday to show protesters that he is above partisan politics. The nation’s ceremonial head of state is said to have made the move after being booed during the formalities to mark the ceremonial opening of parliament […]

SAINT VINCENT/THE GRENADINES – Mother of baby killed in house fire charged

SAINT VINCENT/THE GRENADINES – Mother of baby killed in house fire charged

KINGSTOWN – The mother of the child who died in the house fire at Upper New Montrose on Friday has been denied bail on a child abandonment charge. Tamara Lavia, 28, who is originally from Lowmans Hill was denied bail and remanded into custody until February 18, when she is slated to reappear before chief […]

ST VINCENT – Government mum on incident involving diplomat

ST VINCENT – Government mum on incident involving diplomat

The St Vincent and the Grenadines government says it will not now comment on media reports in the United States that one of its diplomats had punched his wife, who is also a diplomat in the face at their Brooklyn home on Friday. A government spokesperson said that members of the Ralph Gonsalves administration were […]

ST VINCENT – One killed, another injured in shooting incident

ST VINCENT – One killed, another injured in shooting incident

A Green Hill man died in hospital Friday afternoon shortly after being shot in Kingstown, while another man has been hospitalized with gunshot wounds. The shooting occurred on McCoy Street in the capital. A source close to his family said the dead man is Kemel Peters. Peters survived a shooting incident just under a year […]

SVG already reaping airport dividends

SVG already reaping airport dividends

Though saying that St Vincent and the Grenadines is poised for “a major take off” in tourism with its new state-of-the-art international airport, minister of tourism, sports and culture Cecil McKie has told Barbados and other neighbouring islands not to see his country as a competitor. St Vincent and the Grenadines opened its new EC$729 […]

Moroccan diplomat assaulted at conference in St Vincent

Moroccan diplomat assaulted at conference in St Vincent

KINGSTOWN –– The delegate assaulted at the United Nations decolonisation conference in St Vincent on Thursday has been identified as Moroccan diplomat Mohammed Ali El Khamlichi, who is based in St Lucia. El Khamlichi is the Deputy Chief of Missions for the Moroccan Embassy in Castries. Media reports out of the North African nation say […]

LIAT strike threat off

LIAT strike threat off

Passengers who feared cancelled flights and missed connections tomorrow due to industrial action by LIAT pilots no longer have to worry. The airline’s management has assured that there will be no disruption to services across the region. “The recent report of impending action by the pilots have been withdrawn following a meeting between management and […]

ST VINCENT – Cruise cancels tours after whale killings

ST VINCENT – Cruise cancels tours after whale killings

KINGSTOWN – On the heels of horrified tourists witnessing the killing of two orcas in Vincentian waters, a cruise ship has taken strong action in protest of the age old tradition. TUI Discovery stopped short of pulling out of the destination, but has cancelled all its whale and dolphin watching tours, iWitness News has reported. […]

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, […]

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