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February 1, 2023, Kingstown – As a consequence of videos being circulated on social media depicting some omnibus drivers engaged in dangerous and reckless driving, and irresponsible behaviour, the Traffic Branch of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) launched an investigation into the occurrences. This has resulted in Police Constable Joyron Hull of Green being charged with driving dangerously and his driving permit suspended. On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Constable Hull was issued with a letter signed by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Colin John notifying him that his driving permit has been suspended by virtue…

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January 31, 2023, Kingstown – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident that occurred in Bequia on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, that claimed the life of a sixty-three year old American citizen who resided in Bequia. Reports are that a white Daihatsu motor vehicle driven Mrs. Elizabeth Watt-Sampson was traveling along the Spring, Industrial Estate public road to Port Elizabeth when it went over an embankment. Mrs. Watt-Sampson succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident. A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out on the body to ascertain the exact cause of death. Watt-Sampson’s death marks…

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January 30, 2023, Kingstown – The Layou Police Youth Club (PYC) is ten (10) years old. On Sunday 29th January 2023, a ceremony was held at the Layou Police Station to commemorate the milestone under the theme “Building Youths for a Brighter Tomorrow.” Several dignitaries were on hand to witness the event, including, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Colin John, Hon. Grenville Williams, Attorney General, Hon. Dr. Orando Brewster, Parliamentary Representative of the Central Leeward Constituency and Minister of National Mobilisation, Social Development and Youth, etc, Mrs. Shafia London-Williams, Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent Brewery Limited and Feature Speaker,…

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Self-care. Everyone’s talking about it but do we really understand what it is? Is it just the latest buzz word to throw out in conversations? Self-care is the process of intentional behaviours that promote one’s holistic well-being. That is, the purposeful actions that we take to take care of our whole selves – mentally, emotionally, physically, and socially. As such, it is not a luxury, it is a priority. Engaging in a self-care routine has been shown to be associated with a reduction in stress, anxiety and depression, strengthens relationships, improves one’s ability to adapt to changes, and increases energy.…

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January 29, 2023, Kingstown – The Traffic Department of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) has launched an investigation into several videos that are being circulated on social media depicting motorists engaged in dangerous and reckless driving on public roads. The RSVGPF wishes to assure the general public that after the investigations are completed, the culprits would be held accountable according to the law. The roads in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are not racetracks. They are to be used with due care and attention, and consideration for other users. Therefore, the RSVGPF calls on all…

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Local Creative Calvert Jones continues to push the boundaries and his latest move has seen him sign with Elizabeth Sloane, a business development and deal origination firm with operations in the Caribbean and West Africa. Jones is known locally, regionally and internationally through his brand of art “Tropical Realism”. He is a self-taught visual artist and entrepreneur who in November 2016 gifted Prince Harry with a portrait and most recently this week, Jamaican superstar Andrae “Popcaan” Sutherland received a piece from Jones depicting the dancehall artiste and his mother whom he fondly refers to as “Miss Rhona”. On Monday, Jones, said he…

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On a far too regular basis, we get stories in the newspaper about guns and ammunitions being discovered and people caught with guns and/or ammunition. It seems like the borders of our country are porous and border security is as effective as a strainer trying to hold water. Do we have a ministry of national security, and if so, what are they doing? For decades, guns have been coming into our country in a far too easy manner. Gun crime is rife in SVG, because guns are not being stopped at the border. The border needs to be tightened and…

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has already started for the Calliaqua and South Rivers clinics to be upgraded significantly to full polyclinic status. Diamond, Byrea and Belair clinics will also receive modern clinics of the highest quality. Lewis Punnettt Home In 2019, the government determined that what passed for geriatric care in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was unacceptable, not befitting a modern, civilised country. The ancient Lewis Punnett Home for the elderly was a throwback to a previous era, when the old and vulnerable were not treated with the respect that their age and wisdom demanded. So we relocated the residents of the Lewis…

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The Carl Dickson-led St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation(SVGFF) has hit another milestone with the approval of a drawdown of USD$400,000.00 from Football’s governing body- FIFA. The funding, disbursed under the FIFA Foundation Recovery Programme, is earmarked specifically for the upgrade of the Technical Centre at Brighton. As such, the SVGFF was able to cash in on the fall outs caused by the eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano in April 2021, to obtain the finances. An application was made in this regard to FIFA on November 11, last year, with approval granted just about one month later. In…

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Attorney Grant Connell thinks that over the years the Court was wrong in not applying suspended sentences in cases of firearm or ammunition offenses. Connell made the point at the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday while mitigating on behalf of 18-year-old Jermaine Andrews of Cane Garden/Barrouallie, who pleaded guilty to possession of a .9 mm pistol and 24 rounds of .9 mm ammunition without licenses. Connell said that the Firearms Act only states the penalty of imprisonment and, or a fine for the offense, and therefore the Court had not been applying suspended sentences for firearm and/or ammunition possession. Connell…

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