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Police investigating assault of young man at South Rivers

Police investigating assault of young man at South Rivers

One man is currently in custody of the police assisting them with investigations into the assault of a young man in South Rivers. A release from the Police Public Relations ...

Gonsalves attends Forum on Financing for Development

Gonsalves attends Forum on Financing for Development

Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves was among delegates attending a Forum on Financing for Development, hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York during this ...

NDP JOINS INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRATIC  UNION

NDP JOINS INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRATIC UNION

On Saturday April 13th 2019, the New Democratic Party was received into membership by the International Democrat Union (IDU). The party’s application for membership was reviewed by the IDU’s Executive ...

AIA representative  win inaugural Corporate  public speaking competition

AIA representative win inaugural Corporate public speaking competition

On Saturday, 13th April, the curtains came down on the inaugural National Corporate Public Speaking Championship (NCPSC) in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, which was held at the Girl Guides ...

Local News

Patient at MCMH recovered from the H1N1 virus

Patient at MCMH recovered from the H1N1 virus

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has confirmed at least one case of Influenza Swine Flu in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Ministry says through its routine and ongoing monitoring and surveillance activities it has picked up one laboratory confirmed case for the year 2019. The patient has made a full recovery
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Man who body slammed prisoner,jailed for 5 years

Man who body slammed prisoner,jailed for 5 years

Jelani ‘Bullo’ John, a 32-year-old man who left another paralysed following a body slam at Her Majesty’s Prison where both men were inmates some two years ago, was sentenced to five years and ten months imprisonment on Wednesday. Justice Brian Cottle handed down the penalty at the High Court Criminal Assizes after weighing the aggravating
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Man charged for receiving stolen goods

Man charged for receiving stolen goods

Police have arrested and charged Winfield Sam, 35 years old Labourer of Questelles on 15.04.19 for knowing and believing one (1) Energy Club AP 1,000 Generator to be stolen goods, did dishonestly received same for his own benefit, at Sandy Bay about 1:45pm on 12.04.19. Sam is expected to appear before the court to answer
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Regional and International News

Fire at the Notre dame cathedral  in Paris

Fire at the Notre dame cathedral in Paris

A fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, firefighters say. The cause is not yet clear, but officials say it could be linked to renovation work. Images on social media show plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the the 850-year-old Gothic building. Last year, the Catholic Church in France
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6 % Liat pay cut ‘Not Enough’.

6 % Liat pay cut ‘Not Enough’.

The cash-strapped, Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, says despite pilots and its workers across all its destinations agreeing to a six per cent salary cut, the airline is still facing a severe financial problem and may require additional salary cuts from its employees, the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) has learned. According to an internal document seen
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Trinidad – Four years jail for panty thief

Trinidad – Four years jail for panty thief

A self-con­fessed panty thief was sent to prison for four years on Wednes­day af­ter elud­ing of­fi­cers for al­most a year. Bri­an Mc Ken­zie, 36, was nabbed by un­der­cov­er po­lice of­fi­cers ear­li­er this week near a bar in San­gre Chiq­ui­to, a vil­lage south of San­gre Grande. Po­lice said Mc Ken­zie was ac­cused of steal­ing var­i­ous items
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Sports

Black Sands Swim Squad awarded Top Club in St. Lucia

Black Sands Swim Squad awarded Top Club in St. Lucia

The 11th – 15th April was the 20th Anniversary of the annual RHAC Invitational Swim Meet in St. Lucia, one of the region’s top swimming competitions with over 390 swimmers from 21 different Clubs across the region. Black Sands Swim Squad sent a team of 18 swimmers to the 4 day competition and returned home
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CWI selectors sacked

CWI selectors sacked

The en­tire West In­dies se­lec­tion pan­el has been fired by the new ad­min­is­tra­tion and a three-man com­mit­tee will se­lect the re­gion­al team for the up­com­ing In­ter­na­tion­al Crick­et Coun­cil (ICC) World Cup in Eng­land. New­ly elect­ed pres­i­dent of Crick­et West In­dies (CWI) Ricky Sker­ritt will an­nounce at a press con­fer­ence this morn­ing in An­tigua, that there
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Year Two Arts, Sciences and General Studies are the new Track and Field champions at the SVG Community College

Year Two Arts, Sciences and General Studies are the new Track and Field champions at the SVG Community College

Year Two Arts, Sciences and General Studies are the new Track and Field champions at the SVG Community College, as they ran away with the 2019 QuickCash Corp. National Lotteries SVG Community College Track and Field Finals, on Friday 29 th March, amassing a total of 359 points. The Technical and Vocational Divisional took the
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Opinion

It crunch time,Vincentians by Jomo Thomas

It crunch time,Vincentians by Jomo Thomas

‘The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.’ -Friedrich Nietzsche ‘I won’t tell you that the world matters nothing, or the world’s
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Election Petitions: Trial, Judgment and Appeal (Pt.2) -NDP Weekly Column

Election Petitions: Trial, Judgment and Appeal (Pt.2) -NDP Weekly Column

(Excerpts of Dr. Friday’s Press Statement) We are not the only ones who believe the judgment is flawed. The lawyers for the Respondents also think so and have written to the Registrar of the High Court saying that the decision is flawed and urging that Justice Stanley John fix it by giving additional reasons for
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Taking our Troubles, Trials and Triumphs to the world By Jomo Sanga Thomas

Taking our Troubles, Trials and Triumphs to the world By Jomo Sanga Thomas

Last Monday, St Vincent and the Grenadines took a small but important step when it became the 179th member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The union is a grouping of world parliaments that has a strong emphasis on democracy, the rule of law, peace, women’s empowerment and parliamentary independence. The decision came less than two
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