January 22, 2020

The Caribbean Golden Murder Awards

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By Jolly Green 1st Place Award goes to the US Virgin Islands [top award of the Caribbean, Only El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela have more murders per capita than the U.S. Virgin Islands (world murder ranking #4)] 2nd Place Award goes to Jamaica [a close run second place (world murder ranking #6] 3rd Place Award […]

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 […]

OECS animators attend Boot Camp workshop in Saint Lucia

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The Saint Lucia Coalition of Service Industries (SLCSI) and Export Saint Lucia host industry-leading animation training Wednesday, August 22, 2018 — The marriage of creativity and skill was the focus of the 5-day OECS Animation Boot Camp hosted by the Saint Lucia Coalition of Service Industries (SLCSI) in collaboration with Export Saint Lucia and the […]

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Government shares Draft Medicinal Cannabis Industry Bill with the Public

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Friday, July 27, 2018 — The general public is asked to note that the Draft Medicinal Cannabis Industry Bill is still a work in progress. The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is consulting further with the public before the Draft Bill is presented to Parliament for the First Reading on August 20th 2018. […]

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 […]

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 […]