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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. β€œIt is my view that economic citizenship is a superficially attractive option. To me, the downside outweighs whatever […]

Govt recommits to industry after cocoa company pulls out

KINGSTOWN – The government says it will plan the way forward for the cocoa industry after owners of the St Vincent Cocoa Company announced their decision to cease operations last week. According to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar was slated to meet with the firm on Monday. The company began […]

Plea for IMF funds

KINGSTOWN – The St Vincent and the Grenadines government is seeking more than US$6 million in emergency financing from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said today. He told a news conference that a letter of intent would be sent to the Washington-based financial institution and that he was hopeful that […]

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