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The termination of the programmes for Vincentian students who are studying in Russia is the first stance the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines can take to show that it disagrees with the action of Russia against Ukraine. This comes from Opposition Leader Dr Godwin Friday who on radio yesterday morning said the government of SVG should not sit on the fence on the situation but to make its position known clearly. Dr Friday said countries all over the world have denounced the action of Russia except SVG. https://youtu.be/iCxiYn7mErs The opposition leader used the opportunity to condemn the attack…

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Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves on radio yesterday shed some light on his “private letter” to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The prime minister who spoke about the letter on Friday has been criticized for choosing not to disclose its content. Speaking on the matter on radio, PM Gonsalves noted that he already made it clear that the letter was private because he does not always conduct diplomacy in public. https://youtu.be/b_Xw6rMZgks PM Gonsalves reiterated that SVG is a friend of all countries of the world and that a statement would have been made at the UN General Assembly by SVG’s ambassador…

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Cabinet has approved the purchase of two new school buses to transport children to school. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport and Works, Montgomery Daniel on radio this week acknowledged that the fleet of school buses in the government system is ageing and that they are also looking into adding more to the fleet within the next year. https://youtu.be/e3V-TpzHibY Daniel said the ministry has received numerous reports on the misuse of government owned school buses and that they would no longer be accepting poor excuses for the misuse. https://youtu.be/F4fknK58k0k Minister Daniel said the police have also been asked to…

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This month is being celebrated as black history globally. In an interview with SVGTV TV News, local historian Dr. Adrian Fraser said while the celebration here was low keyed, he is encouraging all Vincentians to get to know the significance of Black History Month. https://youtu.be/-hS6SttVLCQ Dr. Fraser said there are prominent people locally who have made an impact on the country and their work needs to be highlighted to be known by everyone, especially the younger generation. https://youtu.be/E4YL1IRlBP0 Dr. Fraser said that more should be done in February-Black History Month to make people more aware of who they are as…

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On radio on Sunday Prime Minister Gonsalves said Vincy Mas 2022 is still not guaranteed, however persons should still prepare. https://youtu.be/JyY0r320lAA The prime minister reiterated that there has to be a balance, noting that we are still in a pandemic. https://youtu.be/KMMSRvgFe-U PM Gonsalves added that while some persons are for carnival, others are against it, however he noted that the country needs to go back to normal times. https://youtu.be/JzYDnBsuaTo

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Opposition leader Dr Godwin Friday claims the government has made a reckless decision in regards to the Richmond quarry project Airing his views on the project on the NDP’s New Times radio programme, Dr f\Friday described the government’s approval of the project and the seemingly lack of consideration for the affected residents as downright reckless. https://youtu.be/ZZ3ju2kh6ak The opposition leader said the government is going about the project the wrong way and that with such projects, the government should act as a medium between all involved parties in an effort to find common ground which he said unfortunately, has not been…

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Deputy Prime Minister and MP for North Windward Montgomery Daniel said that things are being put in place for the importation of three bailey bridges for the North Windward area. Internet photo Bailey bridge Speaking on radio last week Minister Daniel said Bailey bridges will be placed at river crossings in Overland, Noel and London by August. https://youtu.be/vfirQXn3IQ4 Minister Daniel said that the bridges are expected to address the issues of stranded pedestrians and motorists when these rivers are in flow as a result of heavy rains. https://youtu.be/dr01xvhnjTg The MP further noted that through a project by the Caribbean Development…

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The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Electricity Company-VINLEC is going paperless. VINLEC who has been in operation for over 60 years has made the decision to go paperless after having to provide over forty-five thousand paper bills on a monthly basis. Electricity consumers would now receive their bills via an email address of their choice. Customer service manager Stanley Harris said the move is not only an environmental plus but also a matter of convenience to all of its customers. https://youtu.be/7MAd58xbpqM Harris said that the company anticipates an initial worry from older consumers, however he noted that there will be…

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The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union will hold its general election this week for a new executive which will run the affairs of the union for the 2022-2024 biennium Oswald Robinson, who is being challenged by Nikeisha Williams for the leadership position, told SVGTV News in a telephone interview that it is important for all members of the union to exercise their rights by voting for an executive they think will be fit to tackle the challenges ahead. https://youtu.be/XtW9CDmeJP8 Outlining the different stations where members can cast vote Robinson asked that the procedure be done in a responsible…

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Ten months on since the eruption of La Soufriere volcano seventy nine (79) persons remained in emergency shelters; 23 from North Leeward and 56 from North Windward. Speaking on NBC radio Face to Face programme on Wednesday Acting Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel said that the government is doing its best to ensure that these persons get back to the comfort of their homes. https://youtu.be/-we0p3Fk-Jo Minister Daniel also noted that there are 46 families who are in the care of the Ministry of National Mobilisation with over 200 persons in rented apartments. https://youtu.be/RVhqFWB_qCs The acting prime minister said that there are…

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Former parliamentary representative for North Leeward, Roland ‘Patel’ Matthews is displeased with the operations of a quarry project at Richmond. Speaking at the NDP’s 42nd convention on February 13th, Matthews who lost the North Leeward seat in the 2020 general election to ULP’s Carlos James outlined the plans the NDP had for North Leeward, stating that the ULP administration hoodwinked the North Leeward residents. https://youtu.be/32oZluC5x20 Matthews, like other speakers at the convention told supporters that they are the majority party, but went further to challenge the party to act like the majority. https://youtu.be/igvTVTrcZRk

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Not being challenged for the leadership position of the SVG Public Service Union, Elroy Boucher said that he takes it as an indication by the membership that he is doing a very good job. Boucher told SVGTV News in a telephone interview that he is a servant of the people and the members of the PSU. https://youtu.be/wWIurcD70PQ Boucher said with the challenges facing public servants and the people of SVG it requires strong leadership in all the unions. https://youtu.be/JFSg7phvgt4 The PSU president used the opportunity to speak about the members of the PSU who were impacted by the government’s vaccination…

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President of SVG Teachers Union Oswald Robinson remains confident that the union will win its ongoing case against the government for its vaccination policy which resulted in a number of teachers losing their jobs for not taking the jab. Robinson told SVGTU News their legal team presented a solid case on their behalf. https://youtu.be/Qp9VO8OnNdk Robinson said they are eagerly awaiting the ruling on Monday February 21st. https://youtu.be/TwoqoeJRVfY

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Opposition member of parliament for West Kingstown and trained engineer Daniel Cummings has raised multiple concerns on the proposed quarry project in Richmond, North Leeward. Speaking on the issue on a radio programme recently, Cummings highlighted a number of issues which he said would arise as a result of the project and encouraged persons to visit the site to make their own personal assessments. https://youtu.be/reec9VlDxfU The opposition mp also questioned the government’s intention noting that no mention of the quarry project was made in the recent budget exercise. Cummings said the project has the potential to affect many residents in…

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Colette Myers, St. Vincent’s first female music producer is making a name for herself as she steps out from behind the scenes. The Buccament Bay resident, says that her passion for music began as an infant however, it was only in 2019 that she decided to dive into the industry professionally and although her vision for her brand was distorted as a result of the pandemic, she continues to push forward. https://youtu.be/R1LzR3FzeEo Myers, who goes by the creative name ‘Colette Shun’ is also an artiste and shared with us a verse from one of her songs. https://youtu.be/cIsxXmNcT_A Although she has…

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Minister of Urban Development Julian Francis has apologised to persons in North Leeward who will be affected by the Richmond quarry project. A number of persons have expressed that the government dropped the ball by not consulting properly with the residents, especially those who will be affected directly by the project. Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has already admitted that they erred and at a news conference on Thursday Francis said he also has to take some of the blame for how the evaluation process was handled. https://youtu.be/iZufEVyWONk Francis also rubbished claims that the government was being disrespectful to the…

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Civil society organisations in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, will have the opportunity to implement projects and programmes that will solve ongoing environmental and sustainable livelihood challenges. This will be done through the SVG Conservation Fund. Project Officer with the SVG Conservation Fund Alanda Moses told SVGTV News applicants are expected to go through a training program and upon completion they will be qualify for a SVGCF small grant. https://youtu.be/Bjdro6O18j0 Moses said after the volcanic eruption they have provided financial assistance to a number of organisations under the volcanic recovery grant amounting to EC$ 534,000. https://youtu.be/3f7O0JsuM4I The project coordinator said…

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The traffic department of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force has recorded a decrease in motor vehicle accidents last year compared to 2020. Second in charge of the traffic department Assistant Superintendent Parnel Browne told SVGTV News that the plans set out last year contributed to a reduction of over 100 motor vehicle accidents. https://youtu.be/eC0a7uq9MDg ASP Browne said there was also a notable decrease in the number of tickets issued by the department last year for motorists who broke traffic rules. https://youtu.be/1YKhzWGxrWs The assistant superintendent of police commended his colleagues in the traffic department for a job…

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Over two hundred thousand EC dollars are expected to be paid out in compensation for farmers who will be affected by the Richmond quarry project. This is according to Minister of Urban Development Julian Francis who at a news conference yesterday said the figure is based on the preliminary evaluation and that person’s will be compensated for crops not lands. https://youtu.be/M5TXaTZZcvE According to Minister Francis upon completion of the evaluation more persons have been included to receive compensation and the next step is to meet with the affected farmers. https://youtu.be/3um9Yq2BmlE The Saint Lucian company Rayneau will be leasing 58 acres…

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Minister Francis said the Richmond quarry project is an investment of 30 million dollars which was carefully sorted out noting that the area identified for the project is on government lands. He also gave the assurance that the Richmond beach will not be impacted in a negative way even through the pier will be built on a section of the water front south of the river mouth. https://youtu.be/qt-qCLNJCqI Minister Francis said that all expenses will be covered by the company carrying out the quarry project and that the government will receive 12-thousand dollars yearly for the lease. https://youtu.be/ZJjHdGZf0I4 Minister Francis…

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