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SVG cabinet sworn in, amid protests

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 […]

Gonsalves wins again

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Seven dead in SVG accident

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 […]

SVG – Three missing after minibus plunges into sea

SVG – Three missing after minibus plunges into sea

  Search and rescue teams were looking for at least three people reported missing after a minibus carrying several passengers, including students, plunged into the sea in northwestern St Vincent on Monday. Police in Owia, a community on the northwestern tip of the island, said that the accident occurred at Rockgutter, a community between Owia […]

Ebola ban

KINGSTOWN – St Lucia, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines have placed a ban on nationals from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, as Caribbean countries continue to put in place measures to deal with a possible outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the region Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Guinea are the three West […]

Vincentian leader opposed to economic citizenship

KINGSTOWN – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says his administration remains opposed to an economic citizenship programme even as St Lucia became the latest Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) country to express interest in the initiative. “It is my view that economic citizenship is a superficially attractive option. To me, the downside outweighs whatever […]

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