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At a virtual news conference Tuesday Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment St.Clair Prince said despite all the hard work and protocols in place to keep the nation safe from COVID-19 a significant number of Vincentians are operating as if it is business as usual which he said is very disappointing and unfortunate. https://youtu.be/ulU81RRfb7I As of Wednesday, March 31st eight new Covid-19 cases were recorded with 199 active cases. Minister Prince said what is of concern is that 27% of the overall cases are children 18 years and younger, even at one month. https://youtu.be/4Nqden–NMs In terms of vaccination Minister…

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In April 2020, there was a reported shoot out involving the police and Campden park resident Gleason Lewis who was killed in the incident as well as Sergeant of Police Philbert Chambers. Philbert Chambers Immediately after the incident the parents of Lewis, requested a coroners’ inquest through their lawyer, Kay Bacchus Baptiste, as they did not believe the police report on the shooting incident. Today, Bacchus Baptiste told reporters at a press conference that, one year after, there is no coroners’ inquest. The lawyer said she has written to the police, Chief Magistrate and the Prime Minister and while acknowledgement…

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Acting prime minister Montgomery Daniel said there are over 3 thousand persons still in emergency shelters due to the explosive eruption of the La Soufriere volcano, which reduces the available space to accommodate persons in the event they may need to do so during this year hurricane season. Minister Daniel said NEMO is however identifying alternate shelters. https://youtu.be/8T0By4jBW0s Minister Daniel further encouraged residents to plan ahead in case the need arise to go to an emergency shelter, and to walk along with supplies to last for 3 days. https://youtu.be/r4nAjxYprKw With 54 cases of COVID-19 recorded in fourteen emergency shelters over…

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With the start of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season on Tuesday, June 1st residents are being urged to be prepared. This from acting Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel who at a news conference today said residents must also be vigilant with the threat of La Soufriere volcano still looming and the rising positive cases of COVID-19. https://youtu.be/1jEYUium0Pg Minister Daniel said the Colorado State University in April predicts an active hurricane season this year with 17 name storms and 8 hurricanes in which 4 may become major hurricanes. He further noted that 13 to 20 storms and 6 to 10 hurricanes with…

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The police have arrested and charged Timmy Williams, a 38 years old conductor of Lauders with the offence of murder. The police say investigations carried out revealed that the accused man caused the death of his brother Divey Larry Williams, a 36 years labourer of the same address by chopping him with a cutlass on his forehead and about his body during an incident in their home village on Wednesday, May 26th 2021. The accused is expected to appear before the serious offences court for arraignment. Other Police News The police have arrested and charged Raphael Davy, a 52-year-old mason…

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Farmers from the red and orange zones will receive their first agriculture income support payment on Friday, June 18th. Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar made the announcement on radio. https://youtu.be/nmKrQ6RpG9s Farmers and other persons from the red zone were promised income support of either 5-hundred or 4-hundred EC dollars per month for the rest of the year to help them cope with loss of income as a result of the eruption of La Soufriere. This is part of the supplementary budget of EC $18.8 million dollars Minister Caesar said farmers in the red and orange zones who have no farmers…

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Disaster coordinator for Rose Bank Everad Ince has commended the work that has started with the cleaning of roads. However, he said that the dust will remain a problem for residents as piles of ash is left on the side of the road and he is calling on the authorities to address the matter. https://youtu.be/9e3QwEChnJc The community activist said that Rose Bank was heavily impacted by the volcanic ash and much work has gone into cleaning up the community. https://youtu.be/hUAiU2wHqSQ Rose Bank is one of the communities on the Leeward end which has seen people returning home since they evacuated.…

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Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said he is utterly dismayed at the conduct of the Vincentian public after unmasked persons packed the Arnos Vale playing field on Sunday for the finals of the Vincy Premier League. The PM shared his reaction to photographs and videos he received showing a grave disregard for the present COVID-19 protocols. https://youtu.be/N-0_5LbtLeg The PM said if persons were not willing to adhere to the protocols, strict measures should have been taken. He also added his recommendation for other proprietors who are not adhering to the protocols. https://youtu.be/TISqF8xoleI Dr. Gonsalves said despite the commendable handling of the…

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Following an auction sale which  has generated over seven ( 7) hundred thousand EC dollars, Prime Minister Gonsalves on radio today announced that former employees of the Buccament Bay Resort will begin receiving payments on Friday. The Former Buccament Bay Resort The resort which closed in December 2016 will be operated by Sandals International under its beaches brand. Recruitment of potential employees has already started. 

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Lead monitoring scientist Dr. Stinton Adams said that about ten (10) small earthquakes have been recorded daily from the volcano since the last update was given on Friday, May 28th. On NBC radio this morning, Dr. Adams further noted that there was good visibility over the weekend as the clouds were lifted off the volcano and the monitoring team was able to see things that they were unable to see after the volcano explosively erupted on April 9th. https://youtu.be/LAgimz0g65w The last gas measurement which was done on Thursday May 27th recorded 240 tonnes of gas being emitted from the volcano.…

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The latest report from the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank paints a bleak picture of SVG’s economy moving forward. In its annual economic and financial review December 2020 the ECCB said based on available data, the economy of SVG contracted by 2.7 per cent in 2020 in contrast to a 0.5 per cent expansion the previous year. It said the negative out turn was associated with broad based declines in all the productive sectors due to the debilitating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and that these effects have further dimmed prospects for 2021, by ratcheting up downside risks. The bank further…

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Eight (8) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from one hundred and sixty-seven (167) samples processed on Friday May 28th, 2021, resulting in a positivity rate of 4.8%. The National Emergency Managemennt Organisation said Four (4) of the eight (8) new cases are linked to an emergency shelter. No new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One hundred and ninety-two (192) cases are currently active and twelve (12) persons with COVID-19 have died. Two thousand and thirty-five (2035) cases of COVID-19 and eighteen hundred and thirty-one (1831) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March…

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Persons from communities in the orange zone have begun to return home. Our news team was on the Leeward side of the island and spoke to some returning residents. In Rose Hall, persons say it was a premature call for them to return home. Retired teacher and part-time farmer Glenroy King, of Belmont, Rose Hall, has been back and forth cleaning his home and surroundings. King returned home full time last week Wednesday, and according to him, it has not been the same. https://youtu.be/lLg3Fw–bCU Several women from the community say the dust is too much to bear, especially for the…

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The Forestry division welcomes the green vegetation that is now flourishing in some areas affected by the eruption of La Soufriere volcano. Director of Forestry Fitzgerald Providence had earlier indicated that more than 70 percent of the forest of La Soufriere was affected by the volcano eruption. Now, more than one month after the volcano erupted, the forest is regaining its greener. https://youtu.be/1LH-JaARYKM Providence said that in their assessment of the impacts of the volcano, they have been able to determine which plants and trees were more resilient. https://youtu.be/237ZuKb9wy4 As part of the preparation for the hurricane season which starts…

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Vincentians should be mindful that their builders are using the present building codes when constructing homes, as the codes are designed to protect against the impact of hurricane force winds up to a certain degree. This is according to Town Planner in the Ministry of Housing, Lands Surveys, Physical Planning and Informal Settlement- Donnett Hull. During a recent interview on a program on vc3 Hull noted that roofs are often a casualty of hurricane force winds. She said while adhering to the codes can be costly, persons end up paying more in the long run. https://youtu.be/FDIXa4UAPnY The Town Planner said …

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The recruitment of some 500 Vincentians by Sandals Resorts International will add value to SVG’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry. This is according to Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development and Culture- Carlos James. Minister James made the comment while visiting the Sandal’s recruitment programme at the Beachcombers Hotel Conference Room on Thursday 27th May, 2021. Sandals is currently on island to recruit some 500 Vincentians to be trained across several Sandals locations in the region. At the end of the programme, the Vincentians will return to employment at the Beaches St. Vincent and the Grenadines Resort, upon completion of…

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Students in the learning hubs are now being asked to be tested for COVID-19 but with the consent of their parents. Acting Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel said that all teachers and students have started testing for the virus in different learning hubs since two cases of COVID-19 were recorded in one of the learning hubs. He reminded teachers that it is mandatory for hem to be tested or have a vaccination card to show that they have been vaccinated against the virus. Minister Daniel said that at cabinet meeting last Wednesday the Ministry of Health shared their concerns about the…

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Due to the explosive eruption of the La Soufriere volcano on April 9th the project for the construction of the new arrowroot factory in Orange Hill was placed on hold. The construction work had already started but had to be discontinued because the project is located in the red zone where the eruption had a bad impact. A group including deputy agricultural officer , engineer, contractors and other members of the construction team went on a site visit on Tuesday to do an assessment of the damage. During the assessment Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer Renato Gumbs said that the new…

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Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has noted with concern the large gatherings taking place at different locations on mainland Saint Vincent and omnibus operators who are not following the protocols. The Prime Minister said people do not need to drop their guard as the number of cases of COVID-19 in the country could get out of control. He also cautioned beach goers against over-crowding. Meanwhile, acting Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel said that starting from last weekend, the police will ramp up their patrols to ensure the COVID-19 protocols are adhere to. The police received a bashing from the Acting Prime…

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Close to twenty pounds of crayfish were seized from at least five persons from the Glenside area in the Mesopotamia valley, following investigations that aquatic life in the Yambou river were allegedly poisoned.  Director of Forestry, Fitzgerald Providence told SVGTV News that the discovery of dead crayfish were made four days ago and a team from the Ministry’s  Law Compliance and Enforcement Unit were dispatched the following day to investigate and advised that people not to consume the crayfish an other aquatic life from along the Yambou river. https://youtu.be/j9UVUJ2OLyE Providence said that the cause of poisoning is still unknown but…

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