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by JP Schwmon Luzette King, the Vincentian-American social activist who, on January 30 2021, was deported after she supposedly failed to “present herself to the nearest immigration officer” was acquitted by the Serious Offences Court on Tuesday October 26. Lawyers acting on her instructions filed a “preliminary objection” even before the Crown, which was represented by Assistant Director of Public Prosecution Tammika Da Silva-McKenzie, could present its case in open Court. “I raised a preliminary objection in this matter that the whole matter was an abuse of process because the State had wrongfully deported Ms. King without going through due…

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The Executive of St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) is pleased to announce that it has completed the purchase of five acres of prime land at Cane Grove. Funded as part of the FIFA Forward Programme, the land which cost EC$2.4 Million, will be used to erect the highly anticipated and long-awaited “Home for Football”. This “Home”, when realized, will host a full-size international Football field, a Futsal facility as well a Technical Centre, equipped to accommodate two teams and their officials. Already, the SVGFF has developed an artist impression of the entire project, which we have provided…

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They wandered through the streets of each community Mesmerized by the warm feeling of our people Our distinct togetherness- The unity Deeply infatuated with the melanin we wear The lustrous coils, the brilliant heterogeneity of our hair Turned the infatuation to us, the looks in their eyes, 14K carrot gold trophies ahead- Their stare Their stomachs begged for permanent residence As their mouths ran to every house to explore the flavors associated with every scent Oh, how they were satisfied with every breadfruit and jackfish, and boilene with yam that they tasted Even the golden apple juice that satisfied the…

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The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) has announced Saturday 30th October 2021 to Wednesday 3rd November, 2021 as its admissions period for prospective students wishing to apply for full-time study at the college’s Division of Arts, Sciences & General Studies (DASGS) or its Division of Technical & Vocational Education (DTVE), for the academic year 2021/2022. The SVGCC offers 21 associate degrees, 20 CAPE subjects and 4 certificate programmes, for full-time enrolment at its DTVE and DASGS. The college also offers additional full-time and part-time certificate, associate, bachelors and masters programmes at its other divisions through partnerships with…

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Five (5) members of the General Employees’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited (GECCU) were awarded bursaries valued at $3,000.00 each to pursue higher education.The recipients are Deszon Andrews, Aricia Davis, Emil Dougan, Jamila Gibson and Kwan Stewart. The annual bursaries were presented to the recipients at a brief ceremony on Wednesday October 20th 2021. In his remarks, GECCU’s Chief Executive Officer Bro. Rohan J. Stowe stated that the award of bursaries and scholarships is a “reflection of GECCU’s commitment to its social corporate responsibility.” The CEO noted that the credit union is not only interested in providing financial services to those…

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Forty-five (45) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from three hundred and one (301) samples collected on Monday October 25th, 2021, resulting in apositivityof 14.9%. Fifty-five (55) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on October 25th, 2021. HOSPITAL ADMISSIONSThere are currently nine (9) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All are unvaccinated. Twenty (20) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Sixteen (16) patients are unvaccinated, two (2) are partially vaccinated and two (2) patients are fully vaccinated COVID-19 DEATHSOne (1) new death was recorded over the…

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October 26, 2021, Kingstown – As the citizens of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) celebrate the nation’s Forty Second (42nd) Anniversary of Independence, the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) advises every one to continue to comply with the various rules and protocols that have been implemented by the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to reduce and contain the spread of the Coronavirus. These protocols include the Recommendations for the Managed Conduct of Mass Gatherings with or without Amplified Music issued by the Health Services Subcommittee of the National Emergency Committee/COVID 19 Task…

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By Ashecia Sam Duncan who was born in June 1932 died on Monday, October 25, 2021 at the Thompson Home in Kingstown. Ms. Duncan dedicated her life to the public through radio. She served as General Manager of Radio 705 then NBC Radio from 1982-1987. Duncan was the first female in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to hold an Amateur Radio License.

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by JP Schwmon One funeral home director is of the view that the practice of soliciting business from newly bereaved families at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital should be immediately discontinued without prejudice. Although Health Minister St. Clair ‘Jimmy’ Prince agrees, the situation – according to Memorial Funeral Home’s Stephen Da Silva – still continues “unabated.” Minister of Health Hon. St Clair Jimmy Prince This, despite the fact that “the authorities have asked us – all the funeral homes – not to be harassing bereaved families like bus conductors at the hospital. “We complied with their request however other funeral…

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by JP Schwmon Despite the fact that both Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves and former PM Sir James Mitchell recently gave voice to their opinions in favor of environmentally friendly operated crematorium services, one funeral home here, is still being denied permission to roll out said services. Stephen DaSilva, proprietor of the Memorial Funeral Home located in Mesopotamia, described the rationale shared with his firm by the local planning authorities as “a frivolous reason.” He told Asbert News Network: “They gave us a quasi-reason in terms of location; however in my opinion it is frivolous. Because there are funeral homes…

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