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St Vin­cent and the Grenadines Prime Min­is­ter Dr Ralph Gon­za­lves has hint­ed that Lee­ward Is­lands Air Trans­port (LI­AT) could drop Trinidad and To­ba­go from its sched­ule of routes as the air­line seeks to re­struc­ture amid fi­nan­cial bur­dens. Gon­za­lves, who is al­so the Cari­com Lead among Heads of Gov­ern­ment for Trans­port (Mar­itime and Avi­a­tion), made the com­ment dur­ing an in­ter­view with WE FM in St Vin­cent and the Grenadines. LI­AT is cur­rent­ly seek­ing an in­jec­tion of US$5.4 mil­lion to help keep the air­line in the sky and the mat­ter has been tak­en to Cari­com for as­sis­tance. But Gon­za­lves said so far…

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump demanded Wednesday that Russia drop support for Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro after Moscow deployed troops and equipment to bolster the hard-left government. “Russia has to get out,” Trump said at the White House alongside Fabiana Rosales, wife of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been recognised by the United States and more than 50 other countries as Venezuela’s interim president in place of Maduro. Rosales was given a high-profile reception in the Trump administration’s latest bid to boost Guaido, who is under severe pressure from Moscow-backed Maduro. On Thursday, she will…

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Police have arrested and charged Jemark Jackson, 27 years old Unemployed of Campden Park with Burglary on 23.03.19. The accused allegedly entered the provision shop of a 51-year-old Chef of Questelles as a trespasser and stole a quantity of items valued over EC$9000.00. The incident occurred on 23.03.19 at Questelles. Jackson is expected to appear before the Magistrate Court to answer the charge

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Police have arrested and charged Vinsley Dublin, 45 years old labourer of Diamonds Village with unlawfully and maliciously wounding a resident of Richland Park by allegedly chopping the virtual complainant on the left hand with a cutlass. The incident occurred on the 10.03.2019 about 9:00pm. Dublin is expected to appear before the Serious Offences Court to answer to the charge.

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Police have arrested and charged Raheem Clifton, 18yrs student of Redemption Sharpes, with the offence of Attempted Murder on a 16 year, old labourer of the same address by allegedly pointing and squeezing the trigger of a gun at him (2) For unlawfully attempting to discharge a firearm at the 16 year old labourer by allegedly squeezing the trigger of the gun” (3) For allegedly having in his possession one (1) .38 revolver without a licence issued under the Firearms Act (4) For allegedly having in his possession five (5) rounds of .38 ammunition without a licence issued under the…

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Several young Vincentians are expected to be recruited to join the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom, as a delegation from the Royal Navy is currently in St Vincent and the Grenadines on a recruitment drive. During a short ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Conference Room on Monday, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sir Louis Straker welcomed the delegation, noting that many young people have shown an interest in entering the service of the Royal Navy. Sir Louis said the recruitment is of mutual benefit to St Vincent and the Grenadines and the United Kingdom as it provides young…

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Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says he was always confident that Prime the Government would have won the election petitions filed by New Democratic Party following the General Elections of 2015. Acting High Court Judge Stanley John last week dismissed the election petitions filed by New Democratic Party candidates Lauron Baptiste and Ben Exeter. The Petitioners were seeking to have the elections of December 2015 in North Windward and Central Leeward respectively declared void. The Unity Labour Party, ULP, won the December 2015 General Election by eight votes to seven, to secure a 4th consecutive term in office. During an interview…

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A technical mission from the Food and Agriculture Organization is currently visiting St. Vincent & The Grenadines. Stephanie Elder Alexander, Land Administration Specialist with the FAO, met yesterday with officials of the Ministry of Agriculture at the Ministry’s Conference Room in Kingstown. Also attending the meeting were Ryan Nanton, National Project Co-ordinator, Dr. Coleen Phillips local FAO Co-ordinator and Aurelie Bres, FAO Lead Technical Officer, all members of the Steering Committee of the Land Bank Project. The main objectives of the FAO Technical Mission are to discuss and validate operational procedures for the proposed Land Bank Project, train key staff…

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The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) will be focusing on a Volcanic Eruption Simulation during the Trade Winds 2019 exercise, which takes place in St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the month of June. This was revealed by Major Adam Thomson from the Canadian Armed Forces during a workshop which was hosted by NEMO earlier this week. Monday’s workshop focused on Public Affairs Crisis Communication and Contingency Planning Best Practices. Director of NEMO, Michelle Forbes says the program was held to sensitize the various media units regarding how to disseminate important information to members of the public during times of…

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Chester Cottage resident Setra Harry, alias ‘Chucky,’ was sentenced to three years in prison last Thursday when magistrate Bertie Pompey found her guilty of wounding Isaac Harywood. Towards the conclusion of the trial at the Georgetown Magistrate Court last week Monday, the court heard from Harry’s 13- year-old son – a defense witness. The witness, in his examination-in-chief, told the court that on February 24th, at about 7.00 p.m. he and his mother were walking up the road to a bar to play pool when they passed Isaac Haywood at his daughter’s gate. As they walked, he saw someone approach…

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