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Yesterday, July 21, 2021, Akasha Williams of Ottley Hall was caught stealing a skin lightening cream at Jax Enterprises Ltd. Reports are that the woman took up the cream and walked out the store. However, a sales clerk at the store spotted her and asked to search her. Upon searching her, the stolen cream was discovered. The cameras were also checked, which further confirmed the woman’s actions. The cream is sold at a price of $19.75. Ms. Williams was arrested yesterday and was granted Station bail. She appeared before Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Rechanne Brown-Matthias and was fined the sum of…

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Following an open process supported by SRI Executive Search and a report from the Monetary Council appointed Selection Panel, which interviewed the shortlisted candidates, the Monetary Council has determined that the next Deputy Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will be Dr Valda F. Henry. Dr Henry, a native of the Commonwealth of Dominica, is the holder of a PhD in Industrial Relations and Business, a Master’s in Business Administration, a Bachelors in Management and a Bachelors in Law. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Global Professional in Human Resources, a SHRM-SCP. Dr Henry…

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Kingstown, St.Vincent – Wednesday, 21 July 2021.  After the unprecedented postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games last year, SportsMax is ready to catch gold with the rest of the athletes as the Official Caribbean Broadcaster for the games. From July 23 to August 8, the eyes of the world will be on Tokyo, Japan to watch all the action, all the excitement and all the drama, and Digicel customers on a Digicel Prime Bundle will have access to the games live via the SportsMax app, with double the dedicated SportsMax data allotment.Peter Lloyd, Chief Marketing Officer at Digicel Group…

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A reflection on his musical career Winston Soso’s musical journey started in the early 1970s as a member of the Volume 5 which later metamorphized into the Band Clymax. The first ever VincyMas in June – July saw Clymax taking Carnival 1977 by storm. The following year 1978, Soso burst on to the Calypso stage with his first big hit ‘Congratulations’ and at his first and only appearance in a national Calypso Monarch final, he took the 1st runner-up position. A star of musical brilliance was born. In a music career spanning four (4) decades, Soso produced several albums with…

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Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache has highlighted that there is no evidence of any Covid-19 variants in St Vincent and the Grenadines.The CMO made the remark as she called in on WE FM’s Issue at hand programme on Sunday July 18th, to address certain concerns related to COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy. Addressing the issue of the presence of COVID-19 variants in SVG the CMO said “No, because we are constantly sending [samples] to CARPHA and, as you know, we test here”. The latest reports have shown that “we still don’t have any variants of concern.”When asked about the…

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KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, 20th July, 2021: The Minister and staff of the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development, and Culture wish to extend sincerest condolences to the family of the late Legendary Winston ‘Soso’ Lockhart, who passed away on 18th July, 2021.  ‘Winston Soso’, was a Calypsonian icon for several decades, winning the first Soca Monarch title in 1996. In 2014, the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines bestowed Mr. Lockhart the honor of ‘Cultural Ambassador’ in recognition of his contribution to our local culture and the art. Additionally, In 2016 Winston Soso was awarded…

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Chief Medical Officer Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache has disclosed that efforts to engage taxi drivers as it relates to vaccines and the Covid-19 protocols are ongoing as visitors make increasing demands to be transported only by vaccinated drivers. Dr. Keizer-Beache was at the time discussing the issues of unvaccinated taxi drivers and protocols for cruise ship entry among others raised by callers and panelists on Issue at Hand programme aired on WEFM. In light of the concerns raised, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache revealed that her team recently met with taxi drivers, that the turnout was not as expected,…

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A retrofitted Barrouallie Clinic is now rebranded as Barrouallie Smart Health Centre, after a period of reorganization to better cater to the needs of both patients and nurses in the town of Barrouallie and its surroundings. The upgraded health centre was handed over to the Ministry of Health following a ceremony which took place on Friday July 16, 2021 at the Centre’s location. Remarks came from several Government Officials namely Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Area Representative Dr. Orande Brewster, Minister of Health Hon. St. Clair Prince and representatives of contributors to the refurbishment, Dr. YitadesGibre representing PAHO/WHO and Michael…

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On 20.07.2021, Ms. Diana Browne, Administrative Assistant at the local office of the OAS in Kingstown, handed over a KwikMark Marking Machine for Small and Light firearms to Commissioner of Police, Mr. Colin John. The donation was done on behalf of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States.During the handover ceremony, Ms. Browne explained that the firearms marking machine was being donated under a special OAS programme called “Comprehensive Action against Small Arms and Light Weapons” which is part of the project “Countering the Illicit Proliferation and Trafficking of Small Arms, Light Weapons and Ammunition, and their impact…

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Mrs. Dornet hullSecretary Physical Planning and Development BoardKingstownSt. Vincent Re: Objection to removal of Coral Reef at Indian Bay. Dear Ms. Hull, The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Conservation Fund (SVGCF) takes this opportunity to register its objection to the application submitted by Raffique Dunbar to the Physical Planning and Development Board to remove coral reefs at Indian Bay. The SVGCF: Established as a Not for Profit Company on November 30, 2015, our general purpose is to provide a sustainable flow of funds to support the long-term management and expansion of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National System of…

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