September 16, 2019

OPINION: When financial dunces in the Caribbean become ministers of finance

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By Jolly Green Ralph Gonsalves was Finance Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, he has a little knowledge of finance but was most probably unfit to be finance minister. His performance has proven that, the state of the country’s finances have proven that, the loss of the NCB bank has proven that. Bad financial […]

OPINION: Camillo Gonsalves and the Leapfrog Syndrom

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By Jolly Green In an open letter in 2014 Camillo Gonsalves said, “I have lived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; attended primary and secondary school in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.” But he left all the following out. His early schooling was in Jamaica, where he attended the Priory School and the Wolmers High […]

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines pushing forward on 10 MW geothermal project

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By Alexander Richter To be developed in partnership between Emera, Reykjavik Geothermal and the government of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, the 10 MW geothermal project expects to kick off drilling in January 2019 and start operation in 2021. The commercial operation date for the geothermal power plant planned for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in […]

OPINION: The ULP Monstrosity of beach and river sand mining.

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By Jolly Green Sand mining is the extraction of sand, in Saint Vincent it is mined from beaches and dunes. Sand is used in concrete and for rendering or plastering. Beach sand mining is a direct cause of erosion, and impacts the local wildlife. Disturbance of underwater and coastal sand causes turbidity in the water, […]

UNFCCC outlines lessons learnt on NAPs, Caribbean Island States launch NAPs

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By Elena Kosolapova, Ph.D From IISD STORY HIGHLIGHTS The UNFCCC report compiles information on, among others, progress, lessons learned, gaps and needs, as well as financial and technical support received by developing countries and provided by developed countries, in the process to formulate and implement NAPs as at 9 February 2018. In relation to gaps […]

Eight Caribbean island economies could adopt central bank-issued cryptocurrency

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By ADAM REESE FROM ETHNEWS.COM According to an MoU signed by the premier of Montserrat, the eight island economies comprising the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union may have a central bank-issued cryptocurrency in their future. In a February 15 Facebook post, the Government Information Unit Montserrat revealed that Donaldson Romeo, the British Territory’s premier and finance […]

OPINION: The cyclepath to the male socialist sociopaths in Saint Vincent and similar Caribbean islands

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By Jolly Green Combine irresponsibility, impulsivity, and a need for instant gratification, and it’s not surprising that sociopaths get involved in risky behavior. They tend to have little concern for the safety of others or for themselves. This means that excessive alcohol consumption, drug abuse, compulsive gambling, unsafe sex, excessive appetite for sex outside of […]

Saint Vincent says ‘No’ to recreational marijuana, will explore medical industry

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From teleSUR The Caribbean country is exploring the possibilities to use local expertise in the medical marijuana industry but rejects its recreational use. The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines government says they are considering the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes, but have ruled out the possibility of opening up the industry for recreational uses. […]

OPINION: As Saint Vincent moves from pluralist democracy towards dynastical autocracy

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By Jolly Green It has become obvious in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that under the regime of Ralph Gonsalves pluralism is a dirty word which he has fought hard to destroy. He has fought hard to exclude the opposition NDP party from having any input into anything. Laws have been passed in parliament for […]

Paul Manafort & Richard Gates’ Caribbean link

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Oct. 31, 2017: The Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines received some unwelcome spotlight Monday as Paul Manafort, Jr., Donald Trump’s former election campaign chair, and his business partner Richard Gates, III, pleaded not guilty to laundering millions in funds from overseas work, including into accounts […]