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Bishop Chesley Ferdinand of the Wilson Hill New Testament Church says the only way to mitigate crime in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is for the people to go back to the Word of God. Bishop Ferdinand was at the time addressing a thanksgiving service at the church held in collaboration with the RSVG Police Force. “If the amount of money put into carnival is lessen and we don’t have those set of big shows where alcohol and other form of vileness is practice the police will not have so much work at that time, and if some of that…

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The redevelopment of the Kingstown Bus Terminal, better known as Little Tokyo, will commence later this year. Delivering the 2023 budget presentation in parliament, Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves said there are allocations totaling 3.1 million dollars to begin the rehabilitation of Little Tokyo and upgrade the nearby public washroom facility. He said this year, they will relocate and compensate vendors to allow for the demolition of the dilapidated structures in the area. Noting that a series of public buildings in and around Kingstown are being rehabilitated and enhanced, Minister Gonsalves urged property owners in the private sector to match…

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Lawyer Jomo Thomas who is representing 41 of the former employees, said the company fooled him into believing that they were going to pay the workers. Thomas, who started representing the workers about a month now said that JAD Mustique owes about 2 million dollars to workers and that the management knew what they were doing to get away with not paying the workers. https://youtu.be/8R6E1W9H6pw Thomas says the government should take the blame for the way JAD Mustique has left its workers jobless. He based his argument on the fact that another investor left its workers in a similar situation…

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Close to 100 employees of James Archibald Designs or JAD Mustique Limited are now jobless following the announcement of dissolution and liquidation of the company on January 3rd, 2023. JAD Mustique Limited claims that the dissolution and liquidation of the company are due to the political and economic climate in Saint Vincent and Grenadines. This statement has not been taken lightly by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, who on radio yesterday said that the statement maligns Saint Vincent and the Grenadines while noting that close to 4- million dollars in taxes are owed by the company. The prime minister is…

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The Carnival Development Corporation has finally paid off winners of Vincy Mas 2022, six months after the hosting of the event and days after one of its soca artists spoke out on non-payments. Moving forward, the CDC says it will be carrying out a study on the economic impacts of Vincy Mas. https://youtu.be/4Taw6lW49Hw Grabba Finesse ready for Vincy Mas 2023 In an interview with SVGTV News Keith “Grabba Finesse” Charles, said he is currently preparing quality music for Vincy Mas 2023. Charles, who on Saturday collected his trophies and prize money for placing second in the National Soca Monarch competition,…

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Your body is a temple, not a trash bin. This is according to Community Dietician in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment Melodie Hercules, who gave advice on setting smart goals when it comes to diet, on NBC’s Face-to-Face programme last week. Community Nutritionist Rayshelle May also encourages citizens to eat in moderation and not to forget to exercise daily. https://youtu.be/FJIb-3I83WM

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The forestry department is considering granting permits to a few hunters to hunt wildlife species for the National Heroes Day festival in March this year. This is according to Law Compliance and Enforcement Officer with the Forestry Department, Bradford Latham, who noted that while the 2022 hunting season is closed, there is a special license permit that can be granted just for that purpose. Latham said that there is also an inspection system in place that would ensure that hunters do not over hunt nor hunt the pregnant or younger species during the special period. https://youtu.be/DKvlheAIIhE

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The Union Island Environmental Alliance would like to see the Chatham Bay Forest Reserve remain untouched, especially now that the island is feeling the impacts of climate change. Representative of the environmental organisation Roseman Adams told SVGTV that the reserve is now under threat. Adams noted that water remains a problem on Union Island, and they fear that harvesting of water will get limited once the forest is not preserved. https://youtu.be/utjQIr_tQ6c

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Hunters are being advised not to engage in any activities at this time as the wildlife hunting season came to a closed on December 31st 2022. The warning comes from Compliance and Enforcement Officer with the Forestry Department, Bradford Latham, who noted that the 2022 hunting season has been shortened due to the impact of the various species by the explosive eruption of the La Soufriere volcano. Latham said he has received feedback from some hunters that the population of some species has increased and were easy to locate over the hunting season. Latham reiterated that persons who are seen…

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Principal of the Tourouma Government School, Sheryl Ann- Woods says that some students at her school are still feeling the trauma of the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in April 2021. The Tourouma Government School is located in Overland, one of the communities in the Red Zone of the volcano on the Windward side of the island. In a recent interview with SVGTV News, the principal noted that while the students are trying to cope with their situation, it is taking a toll on their overall well-being. There are 92 students at the school and all are receiving some…

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Though the Salvation Army was unable to achieve its target of 100 thousand dollars from its Christmas Kettle appeal, Captain Rose Bruissereth said they were still successful in distributing over one thousand food hampers to the less fortunate and vulnerable across St Vincent and the Grenadines. The Salvation Army Captain took the opportunity to thank everyone who played a part in the 2022 Christmas Kettle Appeal. As for their plans this year Captain Bruissereth said they are hoping to reopen the children’s home and to continue to provide a hot meal to the less fortunate along with more food hamper…

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President of the National Fisherfolk Corporation Winsbert Harry is hoping this year will be a very reasonable and productive year for fisherfolk across St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Speaking to SVGTV News in a telephone interview, Harry said that fisherfolk, including members of the corporation, are looking forward to working together with the department of fisheries and the government for the development of the fishing industry in SVG. Harry noted that last year was one of the most challenging years for the fishing industry and he is hoping that some of the problems that they faced will be resolved this…

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By Larisa Pugsley-Kydd There are conflicting reports on a shooting incident in Rose Place involving the police and a civilian who was shot dead. A police press release issued yesterday stated that an Ottley Hall resident was fatally wounded during an armed confrontation with the police on new year’s day. According to a report issued by the Police Public Relations Department, members of the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force conducted an operation in the Rose Place community on Sunday January 1st, 2023 and during the operation, a man who was armed with a gun fired shots at…

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By Larisa Pugsley-Kydd Detective Sergeant 740 Biorn Duncan was awarded the policeman of the year. Sergeant Duncan thanked many of his colleagues but dedicated the award to his deceased mother. https://youtu.be/0tyaC_HQcmA Police woman of the year was awarded to Corporal Lafleur Williams, who was too excited to receive the award. She believes her dedication and hard work paid off. https://youtu.be/fPJzeaNK7f4 The two awardees are encouraging their colleagues to remain committed to the oath they took to serve the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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By Larisa Pugsley-Kydd Six bouncing babies were born at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on the first day of the year, January 1st, 2023. As we hear in this report, three of the mothers are starting new beginnings as first-time mothers. https://youtu.be/HkhTWYSKhhk

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By Nashika Hope Minister of the Public Service Frederick Stephenson congratulated the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force on its crime-fighting initiatives and strategies throughout 2022. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Minister Stephenson said though a few may fall short, more than 95% of the members of the Royal St.Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force carry out their duties in the way they should. Minister Stephenson appealed to members of the public to continue to work hand in hand with the police to make SVG a safe place for all. https://youtu.be/dID3Ump4IcU

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By Nashika Hope Over Sixty police officers were awarded for their service, bravery, and academic performance at the annual police awards ceremony hosted last Friday at the Russell’s Auditorium under the theme “Amids the challenges we continue to serve and protect”. In his address at the awards ceremony, Commissioner of Police Colin John said over the last two years, the RSVG Police Force has faced many challenges, however, members continue to do their best in protecting and serving the people of St.Vincent and the Grenadines. Commissioner John said despite their efforts there are still several areas that need to be…

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While there has not been an increase in positive HIV cases in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in recent times, the cases recorded are said to be in the age group 14 to 35. This is according to AIDS Coordinator for Public Sector Entities at the National AIDS Secretariat Winfield Tannis Abbott on the VC3 Round Table Talk. Tannis Abbott said they are also seeing a lot of self-stigma and self-discrimination coming from persons living with HIV/AIDS Over 800 persons are said to be living with HIV/AIDS in SVG. https://youtu.be/oxWnzhspbsY

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The Salvation Army is expected to distribute over 700 Christmas hampers to the less fortunate this year. This is according to the newly assigned major of the local arm of the international organization, Captain Buissereth Wilkings who told SVGTV News in a telephone interview that he is grateful for the support they have been getting from the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Captain Wilkings said that the Christmas Kettle Appeal, which started in November has been going well and they are hoping that they are able to reach their target of raising 150 thousand dollars so that they…

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