September 17, 2019

Time to apply the sanctions to SVG

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OPINION: From Jolly Green It is time for the US to apply sanctions to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines [SVG] and all the Unity Labour Party [ULP] government. I am not studying the other Caribbean Island ALBA member countries at the moment, let’s start with one and work our way through them. The Venezuelan ambassador […]

OPINION: “No man can close the doors that God has opened”

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By Jolly Green In an attempt to stop medical and food aid reaching the starving and sick people Nicolas Maduro has ordered the military to close border crossings with both Brazil and Colombia. Today at one of the Colombia closed border crossings the sound of rapid gunfire echoed near the Simón Bolívar bridge, where Venezuelan […]

Nine mornings before Christmas unique to SVG

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By Nelson A. King from Caribbean Life Vincentians on Dec. 2 officially began celebrating Nine Mornings, a festival unique to the nation at Christmas time. “Nine Mornings before Christmas, Vincentians awake in the early hours and part take in a range of activities, among them sea baths, dances (or in local parlance, fetes), bicycle riding […]

History Made! Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pass Medicinal Marijuana Bill

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OECS Media Release Wednesday, December 12, 2018 — In a first likely to impact the North American and Canadian medicinal marijuana industry, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has made history as the first OECS Member State to decriminalize for medical purposes and scientific research, the production of the coveted crop under a tightly controlled framework. […]

OPINION: Is there any hope in Saint Vincent under this dirty leadership?

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By Jolly Green If we were ruled by the British today, we would never accept from them what we accept today from the Unity Labour Party in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. You can be sure things would be a million times better. Our roads are full of potholes and in some cases are subject […]

Medicinal Cannabis: St. Vincent and the Grenadines poised to become leading producer

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Top 30 reasons to invest in Saint Vincent and Grenadines (SVG Ministry of Agriculture, Industry, Fisheries, Forestry, Labour and Rural Transformation) Monday, November 5, 2018 — The Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is on the brink of becoming a globally leading producer of organically certified medicinal cannabis, rivalling any other producer […]

OPINION: At last the truth on legalizing Saint Vincent’s marijuana use

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By Jolly Green While most of us do not approve of Marijuana, the ruling dynasty does, for different reasons than the Rasta’s or the general local loungers. There is gold in them thar hills, and they want it down on the lowlands where their fellow parliamentary members and supporters can be given concessions to grow […]

US Peace Corps volunteers pulled out of St Vincent after threats to safety

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From Caribbean News Now KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The US government has evacuated its Peace Corps volunteers from St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) at short notice after their safety was threatened by what appears to be a modern-day equivalent of Eric Gairy’s infamous paramilitary “Mongoose Gang” in neighbouring Grenada. According to the US embassy […]

OPINION: When a political party takes a country down the wrong road

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By Jolly Green Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has become a sinister land where right is wrong and wrong is right. Knowing what is right and doing what is right has become a lost cause in SVG, handed down by current and even some past Vincentian leaders to their followers. Current Vincentian leaders have caused […]

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 […]