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PM States That Public Assistance Is To Be Raised By $25 Next January

Dr.Ralph Gonsalves made the statement yesterday while addressing the audience at a ceremony put on by the National Insurance Services (NIS) to honor pensioners. Public Assistance is paid out to senior citizens who did not make enough contributions to the NIS to benefit from the minimum pension. The last increase in the public assistance benefit… Continue Reading →

PM On The Ottley Hall Marina Lease

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says the Government is discussing the leasing of the Ottley Hall Marina with foreign and local investors. The Prime Minister made the disclosure, at a News Conference yesterday, following the signing of an agreement for the 11th EDF between the European Union and the SVG Government. Dr. Gonsalves explained that… Continue Reading →

PM Says Local Hotel Industry Will Provide More Opportunities

Persons involved in the local hotel sector will soon have access to a greater level of incentives, as part of the government’s thrust to improve the local hotel industry. Word of this came from Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves during a news conference on Tuesday. Dr. Gonsalves said amendments to the existing Hotel aid Act… Continue Reading →

PM Says Marijuana Cultivation Is Negatively Affecting This Country’s Forests

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has suggested that the cultivation of marijuana in the hills of Caribbean countries is causing the degradation of the forests. The Prime Minister made the remark while delivering the feature address at the opening ceremony of the OECS Climate Change seminar which wraps up here today. Dr Gonsalves told participants… Continue Reading →

Prime Minster On Disaster Aid

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said the government will welcome any form of assistance, which will contribute to the ongoing national rebuilding effort in the aftermath of the December 2013 floods. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Dr. Gonsalves said this country received numerous pledges of assistance from regional and international agencies following the… Continue Reading →