October 17, 2019

Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves completes term as Chairman of the OECS Authority with major advancements to OECS regional integration

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Monday, July 22, 2019 — A strong advocate for the advancement of regional integration in the region, Prime Minister Gonsalves’ tenure as Chairman of the OECS focused on deepening relations amongst Member States and improving the quality of life for citizens.  Key areas of focus, under Prime Minister Gonsalves’ chairmanship, were:  (a) Membership (b) Strengthened Resilience to […]

Opinion: Just how stupid are present-day Vincentians?

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By Nancy Jo Moses Ever since Ralph Everard Gonsalves was a young man, he was disliked and mistrusted by the Vincentian old folk because of his alleged Marxist-Leninist communist beliefs; the old folk would never have elected him, would never have allowed him to be prime minister. By the old folks I do not mean […]

Statement on the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

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Chairman of the OECS Authority Dr. The Hon Ralph Gonsalves Monday, April 22, 2019 — Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. The Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, has on behalf of the Heads of Government of the regional grouping of eleven nations, offered his heartfelt […]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines PM speaks on plans for regional airline LIAT

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By CMC From St Lucia Online (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says while the regional airline, LIAT, has made an invaluable contribution to Caribbean development, the Antigua-based airline has been challenged by some weaknesses and limitations. Gonsalves, who is chairman of the shareholder governments, told reporters that he feared that “if we don’t […]

OECS Chairman Dr. Ralph Gonsalves commits to accelerating regional integration

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 — Accelerating OECS Regional Integration and committing to strengthening climate change adaption measures are just some of the key priority areas recently outlined by the new Chairman of the OECS Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the 31st Meeting of the OECS Commission.   Key Points OECS […]

Should Jamaica remain in Caribbean single market?

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By Bert Wilkinson From Amsterdam News New York The issue was not a major discussion item at the just concluded Caribbean Community leaders summit in Haiti, but a proposal by a review commission for Jamaica to leave the regional single trading market is still making the rounds and drawing spirited reactions from various quarters in […]

Protest at Gonsalves UWI lecture

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life A public lecture at the University of the West Indies (UWI) by St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves was disrupted last Thursday night by a small group of placard-bearing protesters, chanting “justice for all women,” according to reports. The disruption came amid rising public […]

Enslavement of African migrants in Libya

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From CARICOM The Community Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), at its first sitting of 2018, expressed concern at the reports of the dehumanizing situation of African migrants in Libya being auctioned into slavery by criminal elements. Ministers joined in solidarity with the statements made by African and European leaders at the 5th […]

Peter Binose: When talking of Argyle, our greatest fear is La Soufriere Volcano

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By Peter Binose “Our greatest fear is La Soufriere Volcano, and even so, we just go about our business as usual, like … it doesn’t even exist.” The Unity Labour Party, or/and the government, or/and the comrade, or/and the family dynasty employ a man to trawl the internet looking for comments about any of the […]

Poor service, no money: St. Vincent not putting a cent more in LIAT until service improves

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sunday September 18, 2016 – One of LIAT’s major shareholder governments, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has told the beleaguered airline that it won’t be getting a cent more until service to the island is “significantly improved”. St. Vincent and the Grenadines made its position clear on […]