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The explosive eruption of La Soufriere volcano destroyed at least 70% of crops mainly in the red and orange zones both on the windward and leeward side of the island. As the agriculture industry seeks to return to normal production levels in the aftermath of the eruption, farmers in the green or safe zone have been sowing a variety of  crops, more so vegetables, which they are supplying to the local market. https://youtu.be/1rZxPJJOE6E

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Persons from communities severely affected by the explosive eruption of La Soufriere volcano, mainly from the red and orange zones, will not be billed for solid waste and water supply services provided by the Central Water and Sewerage Authority – CWSA, for three months. The announcement was made at a news conference on Thursday, June 3rd by Chief Executive Officer of CWSA, Garth Saunders, who said the initiative is part of the CWSA’s volcanic customer relief measures which were approved by its Board of Directors. https://youtu.be/3Rnh8K_V6JM The CWSA’s volcanic relief measures for customers in the red and orange zones will…

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The SVG Coast Guard is searching the waters around the island for three missing fishermen and has involved regional partners in the search and rescue mission. This is according to Lieutenant Commander Deon Henry, who said they quickly sprang into action on Tuesday night when they received reports of the missing men. https://youtu.be/qcUgtw_5k6Q Commander Henry says they are awaiting word from the French Coast Guard to make their next move. https://youtu.be/xPUsojcb1SA

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Special consideration for Vincentian students to write CSEC and CAPE at a different date has been agreed to by the Caribbean Examination Council- CXC and the Ministry of Education here in SVG. So says Minister of Education, Curtis King who told SVG TV News that he is pleased with the consideration given to the Vincentian students who are facing a number of challenges including the pandemic and the recent volcanic eruption. https://youtu.be/roBxON8WI7c King said that a draft timetable is available and students can expect some changes. https://youtu.be/Sf_LbmL_VUQ

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Three fishermen from Rose Place have been reported missing at sea since Tuesday, June 1st, 2021. They are Lennox Phillips also known as Grand Charge, Angus Webb known as Pharaoh and Bernard Dublin known as Butters. The men who reportedly left to go fishing at around 6:00 am on Tuesday would usually return home by 6:00 pm the same day, unfortunately they never showed up. The families of the missing fishermen are praying for their safe return. SVG TV News spoke with two families of the missing fishermen who said they are worried about their safety as they are not…

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Over 30 women and girl sailors, some experienced some first timers, enjoyed a day of sailing last Saturday at blue lagoon, to show SVG’s support of World Sailing’ s Global Women’s initiative. Supported by the International Olympic Committee Development Fund, this initiative aims to introduce women and girls across the globe to the sport of sailing. Two separate events in the northern and southern hemispheres brought together sailing communities from all backgrounds, cultures and nations at the same time. Louise Mitchell (Helm) and Vanessa Hadley (Crew)Scarlett HadleyRohanna Warren According to the organisers it was a fun day on the water…

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The St. Vincent and the Grenadines senior men’s football team Vincy Heat left Grenada Wednesday for Guatemala after their flight was delayed, Tuesday. Speaking ahead of the teams departure head coach Kendale Mercury told SVGTV Sports that going into the June 4th game against Guatemala they are looking to pick up 3 points. https://youtu.be/lANN-7ApSgY Of the 30 man training squad 19 were selected to represent SVG in Guatemala. They will be lead by captain Cornelius Stewart, head coach Kendale Mercury, manager Renson Haynes. The traveling squad includes; Cornelius Stewart (captain), Deil Spring, Garwin Davis, Jadiel Chance, Jamal Yorke, Zidane Sam,…

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As farmers begin the tedious process of returning to full scale production in the aftermath of the eruption of La Soufriere volcano, Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar said lahars  pose a great threat to farms in the red zone.  For this reason Minister Caesar said, rebuilding efforts are being concentrated outside of these heavily impacted areas. https://youtu.be/lxh8XDuXSrs Farming efforts will therefore be focused in the green to orange zones, some farmers in the red zone may also be able to redevelop in these areas. https://youtu.be/gwjahNEBZZQ

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Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar is encouraging persons with unused lands to register  them with the Government’s Land Bank Initiative which  is being used to provide a matching service to farmers who may be in need of lands for farming in the future. https://youtu.be/NlNH8n4zmaA While no leasing of lands is underway just yet, the Agriculture Minister is also encouraging persons to register with the Ministry to ensure the information is available to be utilise when needed. https://youtu.be/v7LMo5Y9A3A Minister Caesar also commended farmers from the red and orange zones who have integrated themselves into their foster communities and have begun farming…

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Senior Engineer with the CWSA Bernard Maloney said that all tests done on their water supply systems show that even after the explosive eruption of La Soufriere volcano the water remains at the highest international standard. https://youtu.be/h1eOeY9tBBI Maloney noted that after the eruption only the physical attributes of the water supply changed. https://youtu.be/QuWcV4wPyk4 The Engineer further outlined some of the substances and metals that were screened in the water systems before they were given the all clear to be used. https://youtu.be/MfodxDD6w2I

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Road cleaners in the orange zone were out this week cleaning the drains and roads as part of the Government’s Road Work programme through the Building Roads and General Services Authority-BRAGSA. On the leeward side of the island in the vicinity of Belle Isle, our news team spoke with some cleaners who said that this time around it is even more difficult to clean due to heavy ashes. The road cleaners say they deserve to be paid more for their hard work. https://youtu.be/Pu4dHSTUgTM The cleaners however noted that they are grateful for the work which they believe should be done…

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The Central Water and Sewerage Authority- CWSA is urging residents to activate their water storage plans and to have water storage capacity in their household for at least 2 to 4 days now that we are in the hurricane season. At a News Conference on Wednesday Chief Executive Officer of the CWSA Garth Saunders said, with the challenges brought on by the explosive eruption of La Soufriere volcano, there is the possibility that the hurricane season can result in disruptions to water supply. https://youtu.be/5JSVs8rZydk Saunders said each home should have at least 15 gallons of water stored for each person…

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Lawyer Kay Bacchus Baptiste has expressed concern with the growing complaints of police brutality in SVG. At Tuesday’s news conference, Bacchus Baptiste noted that in the past week alone she received three complaints of police brutality, one of them allegedly occurred on Friday as reported by Shemron Haynes and Ashika Antoine two sisters from Glen. Bacchus Baptiste said this sort of behavior from the police is unacceptable and that she will be pursuing the matter to ensure justice for the victims. She said certain requests will be made and if the police fail to comply she will take further legal…

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“The officer then come up on the porch, lift her and slam her on the ground and take the phone from her” Two women have come forward to make allegations of police brutality or misconduct during an incident which took place last Friday, May 28th, at their home in glen. The sisters, Shemron Haynes and Ashika Antoine, have sought the service of legal counsel Kay Bacchus- Baptiste to represent them in the matter. The women relayed their story to the media Tuesday in the presence of their lawyer. According to Shemron Haynes, the incident unfolded just after 12 noon last…

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“For the year thus far only 62 cases of dengue fever were recorded” There has been a decline in a number of dengue cases in SVG for 2021. This was noted by Health Minister St. Clair Prince at a virtual news conference hosted by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment on Tuesday. Minister Prince said since the implementation of the 1.6 million dollars dengue fever response plan in October 2020 the Ministry of Health through its vector control unit has been able to achieve more than 50% reduction in the level of mosquito infestation found in and around…

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As a diabetic for 21 years with two amputated legs, it has been quite the struggle for Alfred Campbell. Campbell who lives in the area of the mineral spa in Belair shared with SVGTV news his experience of living with diabetes and his struggles moving about in a wheelchair. Before his life changed completely, Campbell was the sole bread winner of his family as a mason and a farmer. As he struggles to cope with his current situation, Campbell said it has been difficult financially for him and his family as he solely depends on the government’s public assistance support…

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A thanksgiving service was held Tuesday at the Methodist church in Kingstown to celebrate the 100th birthday of Victoria Moses. Family and friends who attended the event presented Ms. Moses with envelopes, cards and other gifts including a fruit basket. A special sermon was delivered by Reverend Adolf Davis. Reverend Davis thanked God for spearing Ms. Moses life so that she could celebrate her 100th birthday. https://youtu.be/SFcn6_MuhH0 Speaking through a pre- recorded video, the centenarian who was born on June 1st 1921 shed light on her family tree. She noted that growing up her parents owned farms in Chateaubelair which…

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Opposition leader Dr Godwin Friday on Tuesday called on the Commissioner of police to give the public an update on the investigations of the shooting incident in Diamond over a month ago in which private citizen Cornelius John was shot. The incident allegedly involved senator and deputy speaker of the house of assembly Ashelle Morgan, assistant director of public prosecution Karim Nelson and a third unknown person. https://youtu.be/Txodsn8gyXI Dr Friday is of the view that because of conflict of interest, persons who are unable to carry out their duties should recuse themselves from the matter. https://youtu.be/ukYrDsxAZ2Q Dr. Friday also urged…

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Addressing the serious concern of the increase in cases of Covid-19 among the younger population at Tuesdays’ news conference was senior registrar at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Mishka Duncan Adams. Dr. Duncan Adams noted that the peak in cases was register after the volcano eruption. https://youtu.be/qB_sPAwNc8Y The pediatric Neurologist said approximately 1% of children are at risk of dying from Covid-19 and that there is also the risk of developing serious complications. https://youtu.be/uoUxXbXIOXg Dr. Duncan Adams made mention of a 20 year who was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition after developing complications…

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Opposition Leader Dr. Godwin Friday at a news conference hosted by his party Tuesday took the time to urge Vincentians to be mindful that the Covid-19 numbers are still high, and with the possibility of the situation spiraling quickly out of control everyone must take control of their health and adhere to protocols. https://youtu.be/MW2ikheQJGU Dr. Friday also reminded persons to get informed and get vaccinated as it is the surest way back to normalcy. https://youtu.be/grBdHIoWLOU

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