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Police Constable 993 Tanisha Samuel has added her name to the list of university graduates in the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF). On October 16, 2022, Officer Samuel graduated from the University of the West Indies Open Campus with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Minor in Youth Development with Honors. Samuel who embarked on her educational journey on September 6, 2018 was very jubilant about her achievement. “I am elated to have graduated from the University of the West Indies Open Campus. My interest in the social development and empowerment of young people,…

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November 30, 2022, Kingstown – Coast Guard Officer, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Mr. Gordon Charles is now the holder of a Master’s of Science Degree in Maritime Affairs, specialising in Maritime Education and Training from the World Maritime University based in Sweden. CPO Charles graduated on 31st October 2022 with a Grade Point Average (GPA) above 3.0. This outstanding achievement demonstrates Charles’ commitment and resilience through hard work and sacrifice. Charles was awarded a scholarship funded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Korea on recommendation from the SVG Maritime Administration to undertake the master’s program. He left SVG on 19…

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Growing up with her father in the village of Ottley Hall, Sherika John, saw him make her school uniforms and church clothes, this would serve as the inspiration for her foray into the word of the business. Sherika officially started her business, LaShere, in August of 2019, named after the inspiration for her business, her father. In our interview with Sherika, she shared with her just how her father inspired her to get into this field of business. ‘I was actually inspired by my dad. Like I mentioned before, he was a tailor. When I was in secondary school, we…

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By Christopher Williams Having had the privilege of being a part of pension reform workshops and discussions, I strongly believe that a reform is needed for the sustainability of pension benefits. The reform discussions must continue to include proper social dialogue with all the affected and relevant stakeholders (or their representatives), along with the reality and mindset that sacrifices or concessions will have to form part of the discussions. Sacrifices by whom and how much is a point of contention, however, all parties should be willing to compromise for the sustainability of the pension benefits, as it has socioeconomic implications.…

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Growing the digital natives of the future Kingstown, St. Vincent & the Grenadines – Monday 28th November 2022. Christmas came early for secondary schools in St. Vincent & the Grenadines this year with Digicel’s gift of 20 laptops to help kids ace their studies. With the gift of 20 laptops to five rural secondary schools seeing 1,000 kids benefiting from being connected, the lucky schools were Central Leeward Secondary, West St. George Secondary, Sandy Bay Secondary, Georgetown Secondary and Langley Park Government. Expressing delight at the opportunity to help the schools and students, Victor Kovacs, Digicel St. Vincent and the…

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Kenrife Matthias, the founder and Social Media Strategist at Kencept Solutions initially heard about the OECS Techie Cohort in 2021 when fellow Vincentian Cenus Hinds – Digital Specialist and owner of Cariway participated in the OECS Techie Cohort 1.The OECS Technology Ecosystem Competitive Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship(TECHIE) is a Virtual Business Incubator and Accelerator Program designed and implemented by GBest for nationals of 6 OECS territories: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The program targets a cross-section of industries within the OECS region and affordsparticipants with seed capital,…

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The 2022 National Lotteries Christmas/Nine Mornings Festival will be officially launched on Sunday, 4th December, at Heritage Square, in Kingstown, beginning at 7:00p.m. The festival was briefly interrupted in 2020 and 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the devastation of the La Soufriere Volcano. The activities which mark the start of the 2022 celebrations, that usually captures the masses, will feature the return of the street parade, where patrons will engage in a candle light cultural street procession through the streets of Kingstown, commencing at Heritage Square at 6.00pm. The parade will be accompanied by The Police Band, Dance…

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Regional and international stakeholders in the energy sector met here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to take part in a round table workshop on the design of bankable power purchase agreements in Caribbean small island developing states. The workshop, which took place at Beachcombers on Monday, was led by the international renewable energy agency along with stakeholders from the finance sectors focused on capacity building on the design of bankable power purchase agreements. Giving remarks was Program Director of the Sustainable Energy Unit at the OECS Judith Ephraim-Schmidt, who said the on-going energy situation reminds small island developing states…

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While discussing the revocation of parking rights of lawyers at the High Court’s yard, Attorney Grant Connell, in an interview with ANN spoke on the political split that is present within the Bar Association. During the interview Connell was asked whether the association would be taking any action pertaining to the sudden move by the Government. He said that this is not likely due to a split, brought about by difference in politics. ‘Unfortunately the bar is seemingly split, you know, politics has infected the bar if I am being honest. It’s clear as day, I wish it was not…

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Zareé Rémon Johnson is a nineteen year old graphic designer with a passion for the arts, a passion that he has used to make his jump into the world of entrepreneurship. His business Crazii Designs has been in operation since May 2019. It is a graphical firm that offers premium artwork to clientele, both big and small, including event and promotional flyers, business branding packages, music artwork, vehicular graphics, product labels, and more. Zareé shared with us how he realised the potential he had in the field of graphic design. ‘Ever since a young age I’ve always been interested in…

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