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Volunteer Director of Marion House and Public Relations and Education Officer of the SVG Human Rights Association Jeanie Ollivierre, is appealing to members of the public to desist from killing the youths. Speaking at a news conference organise by the National Council of Women, Ollivierre noted that the youths are the future leaders of the country and their bodies are God’s temple and should not be devoured. https://youtu.be/Q9wGW-glCdc Ollivierre further spoke about violence against women, noting that no women should ever have to go through domestic violence or any other violence. https://youtu.be/GN5jaST4lkc

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Expressing concern with crime and violence in the country, especially violence against women, the National Council of Women held a news conference yesterday where the issue was address. The speakers at the conference were president of the National Council of Women Beverly Richards, Director of Marion House Jeanie Ollivierre and Pastor Cecil Richards of the Kingstown Baptist Church. President of the NCW Beverly Richards used the opportunity to extend condolences to those who recently lost loved ones due to acts of violence. https://youtu.be/Lf80PhUatL0 Richards reiterated her appeal to women who are going through domestic violence not to be afraid of…

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Grade six students across St.Vincent and the Grenadines are at the halfway mark of the completion of the 2022 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA). Administered yesterday were multiple-choice Mathematics and Social Studies. Today Language Arts, and Science will be administered.Yesterday our news team spoke with a number of students and teachers about their expectations. https://youtu.be/hrOBZelwrR8 The results are expected to be released by CXC in June, allowing sufficient time for the Ministry of Education to conduct its secondary placement exercise for the new academic (2022/2023).

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Employees of a motor vehicle business in the Richmond Hill area were going about their usual morning activities yesterday when they made a shocking discovery. Just after 9 am, a bag was found in a gutter that was filled with debris and overgrown grass. The employees were given instructions to find out the contents and it was then that the bag was cut and the alarm was raised that a partially decomposed body was inside. Two employees who were at the center of the discovery spoke to SVGTV News about the events that unfolded. https://youtu.be/5hkRx1xAUcU The second employee said when…

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The number of persons with disabilities on the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) programme is expected to increase. This is according to Minister of Social Development, Youth and Gender Affairs Orando Brewster, who was speaking on API’s Marning SVG programme. Brewster noted that the government is now working on a disability act which would allow for equal opportunities for the disabled in SVG. https://youtu.be/xwRbdH6HStM Further, boasting about the YES programme, Minister Brewster said it is a great opportunity for young people and that recently over 500 young persons were sent out on attachment at various entities. https://youtu.be/kqWL2R3CGrY

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Government has recorded a favourable revenue performance for the January to April period of 2022. Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves provided an update on government’s fiscal performance on NBC radio’s Face to Face program. He says revenue collected for the first four months has exceeded that of the same period in 2021, adding there were increases on the taxes on goods and services as well as the taxes on international trade. https://youtu.be/ldPpCORAfcs On the expenditure side, prime minister Gonsalves says transfers to state-run agencies including BRAGSA, the Community College and social assistance benefits program have increased, resulting in a “manageable”…

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The opposition has questioned the government’s decision to remove the value added tax (VAT) payments on electricity consumption for a number of state-run agencies. The amendments to the Value Added Tax Bill 2022 were tabled during a sitting of parliament on Tuesday. The amendments included the provision for the consumption of electricity by the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), the Postal Corporation and the Argyle International Airport, to be zero rated. Opposition member of parliament for East Kingstown, Dwight Fitz Bramble, says he believed a reduction on VAT across the board should be considered for all Vincentians and not just three…

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President of the Caribbean Union of Teachers Dr. Garth Anderson said the Government of SVG needs to do the right thing and release the burden or pressure placed on teachers who were affected by its vaccination policy. Addressing the SVG Teacher’s Union 22nd biennial conference virtually on Friday Dr. Anderson said that the CUT strongly opposes mandatory vaccination. https://youtu.be/-DUdYbWpv5Y Dr. Anderson commended the leadership of the SVGTU for standing up to the government on behalf of its members, especially those who were affected by the vaccination policy. https://youtu.be/um_LkvgPp3Q The CUT president told teachers not to allow the vexing issue of…

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The Labour Day weekend in SVG was marred by the killing of four people. Dead are Vandyke Mayers, a 42-year-old labourer of Choppins, Kishroy Duke, a 22-year-old labourer also of Choppins, Luann Roberts, a 41-year-old family counsellor of Harmony Hall, and Keon Phillips, a 35-year-old labourer of Kingstown Park/Greiggs. The killings were spread across the weekend from Friday evening to Monday morning. https://youtu.be/NaK3dhe-O7s

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The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines intend to utilise money that has been paid down on the debt owed to Venezuela to invest in the local fishing industry. Last week, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves met with Nicholas Maduro, President of Venezuela to discuss a number of financial initiatives which include over 100 million in debt relief. Speaking at a news conference last Thursday, Minister Gonsalves explained, the money was being held in the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) as sanctions imposed by the United States prevented the funds from being transferred to ALBA…

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Three children in Indonesia have died from a mysterious liver disease, the country’s health ministry said, raising to at least four the global death toll of a fatal ailment puzzling doctors from the US to Asia. This severe strain of acute hepatitis has been identified in nearly 170 children across 11 countries in recent weeks — raising concerns from the World Health Organization (WHO) of the disease’s “unknown origin”. The symptoms afflicting the children include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain — before their livers showed signs of inflammation. At least one death was previously reported. Indonesia’s Health Ministry said…

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SVG’s newly appointed ambassador to Venezuela Gareth Bynoe is expected to take up duties in Caracas next week. Bynoe will be replacing Andreas Wickham, who recently retired. The announcement of the new ambassador was made on radio last week by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves https://youtu.be/ERBb13H3gjg PM Gonsalves said the embassy in Venezuela is already equipped with an administrative staff, and he is confident in Bynoe’s ability to handle the affairs of the embassy in Caracas https://youtu.be/TpRipwAq9dI

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Over 40 persons affected by the eruptions of the La Soufriere volcano in April 2021 are still living in guest houses and hotels paid for by the government, with others in shelters at learning resource centres across the country. Speaking at a news conference last Thursday Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves noted that some of the shelterees who are currently at these centres should not be there. Last week some of the shelterees at the Marriaqua Learning Resource Centre and Doris Mckie Learning Resource Centre complained to SVGTV News that they have been given days to leave the shelter. Most…

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President the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union Oswald Robinson continues to blast the government’s vaccination policy which resulted in a number of teachers and other public sector workers losing their jobs and accrued benefits for failing to take a COVID-19 vaccine. A memo written on February 23rd to the Chief Environmental Health Officer from the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment was made public on Monday of a decision taken to have all permanent sanitation workers who are presently off the job having not taken the COVID-19 vaccine to be allowed to return…

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Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has given the assurance that all the necessary security procedures were followed to grant permission for a Russian-owned luxury vessel to dock in SVG waters over the weekend. The appearance of ‘Anna’, a super yacht owned by Russian billionaire, Dimitry Rybolovlev, at the Kingstown port stirred up much public discussion. PM Gonsalves who was addressing the issue on WE FM’s issues at hand programme on Sunday said the government was given adequate notice by Antiguan port authorities about Anna’s intended arrival to SVG, and they conducted thorough background checks. https://youtu.be/nGM7DbnhbFM PM Gonsalves also revealed the owner…

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SVG’s permanent representative to the United Nations Her Excellency Rhonda King has expressed dismay at reports that people of African descent are being subject to unfair treatment while trying to flee the conflict in Ukraine Ambassador King highlighted the issue during her statement on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly. https://youtu.be/xje0kklL_nQ Yesterday an international coalition of activists and human rights attorneys announced they filed an appeal to the United Nations on the matter. The coalition members said during a news conference yesterday they have also heard reports of segregated lines for white and black people at the polish…

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St Vincent and the Grenadines was among one hundred and forty-one (141) countries which voted Wednesday in favour of a UN resolution denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. U.S. Representative to the United Nations – Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the resolution was placed before the general assembly to show which countries genuinely believe in supporting the core principles of the UN – and which ones deploy them as convenient catchphrases. In an address ahead of the vote, SVG’s permanent representative to the United Nations Her Excellency Inga Rhonda King said the special military operation being carried out by Russia is not…

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SVG’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Her Excellency Rhonda King called on Russia to immediately cease its military operations in Ukraine and withdraw its troops. Ambassador King who was at the time addressing an emergency session of the United Nations General Assembly to address a resolution on the situation in Ukraine expressed condolences to those who lost loved ones in the ongoing conflict and called for peace. https://youtu.be/lJWrVIJ5UxM Ambassador King urged all parties to exhaust all diplomatic efforts to find peaceful solutions to the conflict noting that peace must be given a real chance to succeed. https://youtu.be/mtkKoSLG57I

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Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said SVG has too many stones available to be importing raw building materials from neighboring countries. He was at time speaking on the Richmond quarry project on radio Monday which he said will be of benefit to SVG. https://youtu.be/yxcCutZrDNc PM Gonsalves said that with new employment opportunities and raw materials that would be made available, Vincentians stand to benefit from the quarry project. https://youtu.be/SM5kcBBi4Mg

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After much controversy surrounding the delegation selected to travel to Dubai last month to represent SVG at Dubai Expo 2020, Prime Minister Gonsalves, seeking to clear the air, addressed the matter Monday on radio. According to the PM, his team of ten was carefully handpicked and had the luxury of expenses being covered by Dubai, while others on the entertainment team were selected by Invest SVG. https://youtu.be/qHAPD3R4QIw PM Gonsalves further stated that all persons who went on the trip had a justified reason to be there and no one could say otherwise. https://youtu.be/JIY1Rq5Lv8o

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