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In his Christmas day message, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves told Vincentians that as they look ahead to the new year they should be a good neighbour to one another and give each other a helping hand. PM Gonsalves also asked that people look closely to what his government is doing, noting that the 2022 estimates and budget will contribute in making life much better for everyone. https://youtu.be/SSOquDQpX0o PM Gonsalves reiterated the need for people to take the available COVID-19 vaccines noting that it was during the Christmas to New Year’s season last year there was a spike in COVID-19…

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Several partners and organisations came in for recognition from Governor General Her Excellency Dame Susan Dougan in her Christmas message to the nation. The governor general said the efforts and contributions made by all this year including the government and opposition is laudable. https://youtu.be/LoGzi6vntjg Her excellency said that the volcanic eruptions and the pandemic brought out coping mechanism skills and thanked the people for rallying together through these difficult times. https://youtu.be/Z2kZhuHHj5U The governor general also remembered those who are grieving the loss of a loved one and asked that persons be generous especially with the vulnerable. https://youtu.be/CWSP7WiljQs

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Fifty listeners of sister station Magic 103.7 FM were selected as the winners in this year’s Christmas promotion. The winners received several prizes which were presented Thursday. The prizes include Hairoun drinks, irons, kettle, wines, Ju-c , basket of groceries and more. Sales and Marketing Promotions Officer of parent company SVG Broadcasting Corporation Keisha Billingy gave a brief overview of this year’s promotion. https://youtu.be/hlejW1DznPU Billingy thanked all the sponsors who made this year’s Christmas promotion possible. https://youtu.be/L7Q6qd4790U Some of the Christmas promotion winners expressed gratitude for the prizes awarded to them. https://youtu.be/1ppCWNZq3JA

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Point Village, which was one of the communities in the red zone north of the Rabacca Dry River on the windward side of the island affected by the volcanic eruption, was adjudged the winner of this year’s National Lighting competition for the 9th consecutive year. The group responsible for the lighting up activities in Point is pleased with the win noting that they face many setbacks in getting the lights up just in time as they were also uncertain about participating in this year’s competition. https://youtu.be/hM1Uh_N0OXI

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Arching through networks to be healed by Jesus the Light, is the theme under which 10 times winner for the best lit private home, Olivia Da Silva is competing in the National Lighting Up competition this year. Da Silva turned on her lights over the weekend after months of preparation and thousands of lights installed on her property. Da Silva who has won six consecutive years, says that she focused on healing verses from the Bible which is relevant at this time. https://youtu.be/JaAFlsJzBBw Da Silva further explained the meaning behind every depiction of lights on her property which she said…

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The government’s vaccination policy which has led to some of the nation’s teachers and other public servants losing their jobs due to their refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has been described by President of SVG Teacher’s Union Oswald Robinson as a hurricane of wickedness. Speaking with SVGTV News on Wednesday on the picket line in front of the administrative complex, Robinson said that in this season, which should be a jolly one, many Vincentians are experiencing a bitter sweet Christmas due to the government’s vaccination mandate and the actions taken to get persons to comply. https://youtu.be/EyDimYwEE3g The teacher’s union…

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The St.Vincent and the Grenadines Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) is currently investigating an alleged oil spill at Lowmans Bay following complaints by a number of fishermen in the area claiming to have observed oil on the waterfront which they say have been affecting them for quite some time. Following a report carried by SGTV’s News Wednesday evening on the matter, a team from VINLEC comprising its Environmental Health and Safety Officer and the engineer from the PetroCaribe facility visited the Lowmans Bay power plant on Thursday and according to VINLEC’s Environmental and Safety Officer, Anthony Patterson they found no evidence…

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At least 12 teachers who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine after the grace period ended on December 3rd 2021 have had their letter of abandonment from the workplace either rescinded or will be rescinded. This is according to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves who on radio Sunday said even after the deadline has passed for frontline workers including teachers, nurses and police officers to get vaccinated under the Statutory Rules and Order number 28 of 2021, once they take the jab and their post is not yet filled, they can get back their job. https://youtu.be/qOG_WyMrUl0 Prime Minister Gonsalves reiterated that…

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President of the SVG Teachers Union Oswald Robinson said there were persons who took the COVID-19 vaccine and were still fired from their job and the government will be held accountable for this and other actions taken against public sector workers as part of its vaccination mandate. Robinson was at the time responding to the statement made by Prime Minister Gonsalves on WE FM Issues at Hand programme last Sunday that even if the deadline has passed for frontline workers to get vaccinated those who remained unvaccinated still have an opportunity to take the vaccine and get back their post…

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Fishermen in the Lowmans Bay area are complaining about the environmental impact, waste and an oil run-off from the power plant of the St.Vincent Electricity Services (VINLEC) is having on their livelihood. The fishermen who have been in the business for decades say their complaints to the authorities have not heeded any positive outcome. Larisa Pugsley – Kydd tells us more in this report https://youtu.be/xjQ03zKsBjk

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A team from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is currently on the ground here assisting the government with the rebuilding and recovery efforts following the eruption of La Soufriere volcano in April. The IOM is a part of the United Nations systems as the leading intergovernmental organisation in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners and is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. The IOM SVG programme coordinator Jan Willem Wegdam told SVGTV News Wednesday…

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On his beloved bequia in the northern grenadines, persons lined the street at the famous almond tree on the waterfront to the bequia anglican church where the funeral serviced continued. Our senior news reporter larissa pugsley kydd spoke with some residents of bequia and mainland saint vincent who said sir james was not just a prime minister who they respected but a hero who they loved for his simplicity. https://youtu.be/vi_zKFG0jMY There were those who called him “papa” as he took on the role as a father to many and some of these persons who were in bequia to bid him…

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This country’s 2nd prime minister who served in this capacity from 1984 to 2000 the late Sir James Fitz allen Mitchell was laid to rest on Saturday December 18th, 2021 after a state funeral, held under full Anglican rights, the first service was at the Methodist Church in Kingstown and then in his beloved home town of Bequia in the northern grenadines. The funeral services were attended by a number of officials and dignitaries locally and regionally along with family and friends. Larisa Pugsley tells us more https://youtu.be/lFKrcs_CqlI

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Over eleven hundred students yesterday received the annual five hundred dollars award from the government for their performance in 2021 examinations for CSEC, CAPE, Associate degree and teacher’s education programmes. The students who were eligible for the cash award were those who passed 5 or more subjects at CSEC inclusive of Maths and English language; 2 or more subjects at CAPE along with Communication Studies, or an accumulated GPA of 2.78 or at least a B plus average. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves congratulated the successful students and said the aim of the cash incentive…

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Over 700 nurses will receive honorarium of five hundred dollars from the government. The announcement was made on radio on Sunday by Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves. https://youtu.be/6IEWooYPrSg Prime Minister Gonsalves said that the nurses should receive the money for Christmas, however if it is not ready they will receive it for the new year in January. https://youtu.be/mR6S7o9q7ZY

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Prime Minister Gonsalves said on his visit to Cuba on Monday December 13th, he received three hundred doses of the Cuban Abdala COVID-19 vaccine as a gift to be administered to one hundred Vincentians https://youtu.be/_urSDUrDle4 PM Gonsalves said that many Vincentians have requested the Cuban made COVID-19 vaccine even frontline workers, noting that it is the most trusted vaccine. https://youtu.be/hCOJjoZPjNk

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Read a book, get vaccinated and plant a tree, those were the requests made by Sabrina Mitchell as she paid tribute to her beloved father Sir James Mitchell during the funeral service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Bequia last saturday. Sabrina said her dad was a lover of plants and strongly believes that people should get vaccinated against COVID-19 hence she asked that in his honour Vincentians should carry out any of the three simple requests. https://youtu.be/IINKShGZnLA

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The SVG Teachers Union, the Public Service Union and the Police Welfare Association have filed an application for leave on behalf of unvaccinated members seeking judicial review of the actions taken by some state authorities. At a news conference yesterday, chief counsel representing the svgtu and pPSU Jomo Thomas said that the application was filed yesterday and is for 9 claimants which include 6 unvaccinated workers. https://youtu.be/e4id4fI1xxY Thomas explained that they are asking for reviews and declarations to be made by the court as they seek redress for the workers who were laid off. https://youtu.be/4Vt1peUjwKk Thomas added that there were…

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The Ministry of Education’s Music Department brought Christmas cheers to capital Kingstown today with Christmas caroling by students from various schools. The activity also forms part of the launch of the schools COVID-19 campaign through music. The activity which was held at the post office parking lot saw performances by some 5 schools. Education Officer for Music Dexter Bacchus said the event was also held to uplift the spirit of the students who have had a challenging year. https://youtu.be/CYivR1uJSTU Senior Education Officer Aldia Gumbs Dyer lauded the organizers for putting on such a timely event noting that the skills and…

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