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Tag Archives: SVG

  1. DIGICEL CHAIRMAN, DENIS O’BRIEN, THANKS UK GOVERNMENT FOR ANSWERING CALL TO HELP ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

    Having spoken out to condemn strongly the inaction of the UK Government in the wake of the devastation being caused by the ongoing La Soufriere volcanic activity in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Digicel Chairman, Denis O’Brien, is now thanking them for finally answering the call. St. Vincent & the Grenadines is facing a humanitarian […]

    May 14, 2021EventsNo comments
  2. CARICOM Foreign Ministers engage US National Security Adviser

    Foreign Ministers of CARICOM engaged with US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan over the weekend. The discussions, in which the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves participated, were viewed as introductory as well as an opportunity to exchange views on issues of mutual interest. Emphasis was placed on the importance […]

    May 12, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  3. UK GIVES NEW VOLCANO RELIEF FOR ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

    The UK will give further support to provide food, clean water and other essential items, for an estimated 13,000 people affected by the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The new £550,000 ($695,000 USD) contribution takes the total UK funding to over £800,000 ($1m USD) since the eruption began […]

    May 4, 2021Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Bridgetown Global Shapers show support to those affected by La Soufrière eruption in St Vincent

    The Global Shapers – Bridgetown Hub has donated necessary water supplies in aid of Vincentians affected by the La Soufrière volcanic eruption with a donation to the Department of Emergency Management (DEM). Curator of the Global Shapers – Bridgetown Hub Camille Wiltshire expressed: “When we heard the call for donations for our Vincentian brothers and […]

    April 29, 2021CultureNo comments
  5. SAFETY TIPS FOR BAJANS FROM POLICE DURING CLEANUP OF VOLCANIC ASHFALL

    In the aftermath of the Volcanic Eruption of the La Soufriere Volcano and the subsequent ashfall that has impacted Barbados the Royal Barbados Police Force wishes to advise citizens that as they set about the task of cleaning up their surroundings to remain vigilant and observe the following tips: 1. Individuals who own power washers, […]

    April 23, 2021CrimeNo comments
  6. UNDP actions a 3-phased approach to volcano relief efforts for St Vincent and the Grenadines

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has coordinated a three-phased approach to the relief efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the wake of the violent volcanic eruptions of the La Soufrière Volcano. Following the eruption on 8 April 2021, it is estimated that 16,000 to 20,000 persons have […]

    April 23, 2021ControversyNo comments
  7. EU PROVIDES €740,000 IN EMERGENCY FUNDING TO SUPPORT PEOPLE AFFECTED BY LA SOUFRIÉRE VOLCANO´S ERUPTION

    The European Union (EU) has mobilized €740,000 (EC $2.4 million) in emergency humanitarian aid to support those affected by the extremely damaging consequences of the La Soufrière volcano´s protracted eruption in the small Caribbean island and developing state of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Explosive eruptions started on the 9th of April, prompting the local […]

    April 22, 2021UncategorizedNo comments
  8. DIGICEL DONATES US$500,000 FOR URGENT RELIEF ASSISTANCE IN ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

    Digital Operator, Digicel Group, just revealed their donation of US$500,000 worth of much-needed items to support the urgent relief efforts in St. Vincent & the Grenadines caused by the Le Soufriere volcanic activity. With thousands of people evacuated from the red zone and housed in shelters and significant ash fall resulting from the explosive eruptions […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  9. PAHO expresses concern over health hazards derived from Volcano La Soufriere eruption and recommendations to mitigate health risk

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) expressed its concerns over health hazards derived from Volcano La Soufriere eruption in St Vincent and the Grenadines and made recommendations that people can follow to mitigate health risk from ashfall. In the past two weeks, La Soufriere volcano has registered important seismic activity, with intensifying explosions in the […]

    April 14, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  10. Use Common Sense! Volcano Update via Dr Erouscilla Joseph

    #VOLCANIC ASH & SMALL-CRAFT WARNING IN EFFECT FOR #BARBADOS Read: https://tl.gd/n_1srljo0

    April 13, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  11. In Case You Missed It: Volcano Recap, Prof. Richie Robertson April 13, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. Barbadians are being asked to donate towards urgently needed supplies for Vincentians

    Arising from the ongoing discussions between authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados, Barbadian businesses and individuals are being asked to contribute items to a list of urgently needed supplies for the people of that nation. Since yesterday, emergency agencies there have been grappling with the effects of La Soufriere volcano’s eruptions, which […]

    April 10, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  13. United Kingdom’s FCDO provides funding for a rotary helicopter to support monitoring of SVG’s La Soufrière volcano

    The CDEMA Coordinating Unit has received funding from the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK FCDO) in the amount of £51,000 through the Memorandum of Understanding on the ‘UK Support for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Response Teams programme’. The funds will cover the cost of a rotary helicopter aircraft, which […]

    January 17, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  14. CDEMA System is closely monitoring the La Soufrière volcano and stands ready to assist St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is closely monitoring the ongoing situation at the La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The volcano is exhibiting signs of increased volcanic activity and an effusive eruption has been confirmed at the site. The threat level for the volcano has therefore been elevated to Orange. […]

    December 31, 2020Featured, NatureNo comments
  15. Simmons Elected to the Board of PanAm Sports

    The Annual General Assembly of PanAm Sports, the Olympic Body responsible for the Pan American continent, was held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday December 16. Elections were held for a new Board of Directors to manage the organization for the period 2020 to 2024. Mr. Neven Ilic of Chile was re-elected […]

    December 21, 2020Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Major Vincentian parties sign election conduct code – no apologies, no idiocy

    The two major political parties in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Friday, signed the National Monitoring and Consultative Mechanism (NMCM) “Code of Ethical Political Conduct” to govern the campaign for the Nov. 5 general elections. ‘traversing unusual ground’ Speaking at the signing, Francis called on the signatories to respect this code of conduct. “We […]

    October 22, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  17. Joint venture partners to build new distribution centre in St Vincent

    Goddard Enterprises Limited and its joint venture partner Agostini’s Limited are pleased to announce the impending ground- breaking for the construction of a 60,500 square foot, modernized Distribution Centre and Offices for their St Vincent and the Grenadines based company, Coreas Distribution Limited (CDL). CDL is one of seven fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) distribution […]

    October 2, 2020BusinessNo comments
  18. CARICOM LEADERS PREPARE FOR HURRICANES AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have received proposals for dealing with the possibility of responding to a hurricane within the COVID-19 outbreak. At their 11th Special Meeting held by video conference on Monday 17 August, the Heads of Government recognised that such an occurrence would add a significant layer of complexity and […]

    August 19, 2020Featured, NatureNo comments
  19. St Vincent records two shooting deaths

    Two men were shot and killed in separate incidents on the weekend, one of them at the hands of police officers and the other by another civilian. Police have identified the dead man as Kimron “Warlord” Hannaway, 28, of Block 2000. iWitness News understands that Hannaway has been contracted to trim a yard in Block […]

    August 3, 2020CrimeNo comments
  20. Caribbean Prisons Equipped to Fight COVID19

    Prisons in Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are now better equipped to combat the infection and transmission of COVID-19. Major Jones then made a similar presentation to the Superintendent of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prison Service, Brenton Charles, along with British Resident Coordinator, Steve Moore, at the Argyle International Airport. The […]

    May 26, 2020CrimeNo comments
  21. Vincentian Missing Girl From Grantley Adams

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of Barbadians to help locate missing 15 year old Tiziann Alliyah Piggott from Corbin Road, Lakes Village, St. Andrew. She is Vincentian by birth and is a 4th form student of the Grantley Adams Memorial School. She left the residence of her mother Nyasha Billingy of […]

    March 5, 2020Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Two gay men exiled from Caribbean nation challenge draconian ‘buggery’ and ‘gross indecency’ laws

    Two gay men filed court proceedings to challenge St Vincent and the Grenadines’ “buggery” and “gross indecency” laws, which criminalise homosexuality. Both men, who have been advised by Jeremy Johnson QC and Peter Laverack of 5 Essex Court, assert that their dignity and autonomy are stripped by these laws. They have filed claims with Affidavits […]

    July 30, 2019ControversyNo comments
  23. Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks launched in St. Vincent, recommended in the USA

    The newest Vincentian novel, Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, was launched here at the Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Plastered in Pretty is “Naked truth. It is very contemporary,” said journalist Dexter Rose, a guest speaker at the book launch of about 100 guests. There was also an “outburst […]

    December 6, 2018Books, FeaturedNo comments
  24. VINCENTIAN ARRESTED AT PORT FOR ALMOST $60-THOUSAND IN ILLEGAL NARCOTICS

    On Friday 23rd March 2018, The Drug Squad arrested and formally charged 23 year old Kamol Wendel Muckett, a Vincentian from Union Vale, Port Elizabeth, St. Vincent for the following offences which he committed on the 2018-03-22 while at the Shallow Draught, Bridgetown Port, Saint Michael. 1. Possession of Cannabis 2. Trafficking in Cannabis 3. […]

    March 26, 2018Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  25. Barbados is one of 2 new Ambassadors to CARICOM accredited

    Developing the world’s first climate resilient countries is a key focus for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for 2018 which promises to be a year of “rebuilding and growth,” according to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. He was at the time accrediting new ambassadors of Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM at the […]

    January 15, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments