Author: Admin

Dave Ames photo I- witness news The man behind a £226 million fraud affecting thousands of British victims was today jailed at Southwark Crown Court for 12 years following an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). David Ames, 70, fraudulently abused his position as Chairman of the Harlequin business, exposing over 8,000 investors to huge losses between 2010 and 2015. His conviction on 3rd August was the fourth successful prosecution of an individual by the SFO since May this year. Victims parted with pensions and life savings, believing that their money would be invested in holiday properties in St Vincent…

Read More

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced ashortened hunting season. According to Forestry Officer for compliance, Bradford Latham, theirobservations and research show that there is an increase number ofwildlife species, so a decision was made to reopen the hunting season,though shortened. The hunting season opens on October 1st, 2022 andends on December 31st 2022. Following the eruption of La Soufriere, the Ministry took the decision toplace a moratorium on hunting to allow species to replenish as well as to preserve the habitats of protected and partially protected wildlifeincluding mammals, reptiles and birds. The Forestry Department is appealing to…

Read More

Rico Deshong has been the owner and operator of VipPix for over 11 years. ANN sat down with Mr. Deshong for an interview in which he discussed how a hobby turned into an 11 year journey that is still in progress. The 11-year photography entrepreneur’s journey started with a love for his field, that he, despite doing it as a hobby, decided to give his all to. This included finances, and according to Rico, this is what gave him the push to make this hobby of his a business. ‘So I was doing photography as a hobby because I love…

Read More

Introduction The announcement last Thursday, September 22, 2022 by the Finance Minister, that the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines had reach an agreement with the labour unions on a salary package, was good news for workers all across the country. The government had invited the trade unions to engage in negotiations over a salary package for public servants, police, nurses and teachers and those negotiations took place between a team representing the government and representatives from the various unions on Tuesday 20th September 2022. At the end of negotiations, the government and the trade unions reached an agreement…

Read More

We have all noticed recently that both gas and electricity prices have risen dramatically. The fuel surcharge in electricity bills is much more than the charge for actual electricity used. The cost of a gas cylinder for cooking has doubled in price. With such high prices for gas and electricity, we will find that some households may no longer be able to afford to use gas or electricity to cook with. No doubt, this will mean more households being forced to cut down trees to use wood as a source for fuel for cooking. The rise in households in poverty…

Read More

By: Nelson A. King St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves made it clear Saturday night that Vincentian citizenship is not for sale. “I’m very happy to be here with you on this ‘Meet and Greet’”, said Gonsalves at a town hall meeting, dubbed “Re-Engaging the Vincentian Diaspora in a Post-Covid, Post-Eruption Era,” at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn, New York. “COVID and eruptions prevented us from meeting together. “What binds us together is the highest office in the land – that of citizenship,” said the Vincentian leader after swaying to ‘I’m…

Read More

The Lions Club of Kingstown-SVG came into existence on 1st July 2002 as a result of a merger between Lions Club of St. Vincent and Lions Club St. Vincent West. Many Vincentians are familiar with the Lions Building at Frenches Gate which is the present headquarters of Lions Club Kingstown-SVG. It should be noted however, Lionism got started in St. Vincent since 1964 by Barbadian banker Fitz-Herbert Davis. Lions Club St. Vincent West had its origin in 1992 establishing its headquarters in the Campden Park Community Centre. After a period of ten years of operations from that locale, as a…

Read More

The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadine Police Force Police Youth Club will be hosting the first edition of its inter Club Football Competition. The competition is part of the club’s annual calendar of activities and fits nicely into the overall mission of the club which speaks to creating a platform where young people can engage in social and sporting activities to build comradery and positively engage the youth population.The competition is scheduled to kick off on Sunday 8th October 2022 and last for one (1) month climaxing on Sunday the 3oth October 2022.On Sunday the 8th of October, the…

Read More

Brazilian Dr. Barbosa da Silva Jr is the new Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Dr Barbosa, who will begin his five-year term on February 1, 2023, was elected today by PAHO Member States during the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference in Washington. The new Director replaces Dr. Carissa F. Etienne of Dominica, who has led the PAHO since 2012. According to a release from PAHO, Dr. Barbosa da Silva Jr. is currently the Assistant Director at PAHO “where he has led the Organization’s efforts to increase equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and to enhance regional capacities to…

Read More

I had to be in Victoria Park to witness the graduation of my first grandson from College, and how times flies, just the other day he was an energetic toddler, now a quiet young man aiming for the skies … literally. His little token from me was a keychain with his name on it, but no key. He holds the key to his future, as are the other 700 + young adults, but he, as well as other graduates need to unlock their full potential by pursuing their dreams and all available opportunities, including starting up their own businesses for…

Read More