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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 […]

ST VINCENT – Gunmen murder German man on yacht

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 […]

SVG PM angered at murder of German national

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 […]

ST VINCENT – Huge blaze

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 […]

ST VINCENT – Petition filed

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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