Tuesday October 13th, will be observed as International Day for Disaster Reduction. And the Ministry of Education is partnering with NEMO and the Red Cross to host a number of activities. The aim of International Day for Disaster Reduction is to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness… Continue Reading →
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has emphasized the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction, noting that St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. He was speaking at this morning’s launch of a new Disaster Risk Reduction Program entitled “Community Resilience and Institutional Preparedness in St. Vincent and the… Continue Reading →
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society will host the launch of a new Disaster Risk Reduction Programme next week. The program is entitled “Community Resilience and Institutional Preparedness in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Lesser Antilles facing Natural Hazards” Director General of the Red Cross Headquarters Bernard Marksman says the… Continue Reading →
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) consultant Vraman Extravour has said that in 2011 the average import bill of wheat and wheat products to SVG was approximately $9 million USD. Extravour said that the import food bill needs to be reduced, and this is one reason for the drive to use local produce to supplement… Continue Reading →
The St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited has announced a further reduction in the Fuel Surcharge Rate applicable on electricity bills for the month of March. Communications Officer Tamara Jobe-Sprott says the Fuel Surcharge Rate is 28.63 cents per unit. She says this is as a result of the decrease in the price of fuel on… Continue Reading →
Director of the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus Dr. Richard Robertson, has urged Policy Makers here to make full use of local knowledge, when formulating policies to build resilience to Natural Disasters. Dr. Robertson was delivering the keynote address at the opening this morning of a two-day… Continue Reading →
Motorists in St. Vincent and the Grenadines will pay less for gasoline and diesel from Monday. Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves announced the reductions in fuel prices during his Radio Program “Ask The Prime Minister” last night. The Prime Minister also disclosed that there will be a reduction in the price of Cooking Gas.