Tag Archives: Cecil McKie


The stage is set for the hosting of the 13th KCCU National Dance Festival which begins tonight under the theme “Let’s Dance”. Dance Development Officer in the Ministry of Culture, Maxine Maverne Browne said the festival, will begin on Saturday with the Preliminary Competitions. She said these competitions will lead up to the grand finale… Continue Reading →


Some 2.5 million dollars has been allocated for the construction of a Maritime and Hospitality Institute in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2018 and 2019. Word of this came from Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture, Cecil Mckie as he responded to a question in Parliament yesterday. Minister Mckie said the Institute is being… Continue Reading →


The new Russian Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines Alexander S. Kurmaz this week presented his credentials to Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne. Ambassador Kurmaz expressed his desire to work to further strengthen and solidify the existing bond between St Vincent and the Grenadines and Russia and to encourage mutual support and closer collaboration…. Continue Reading →


Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture, Cecil Mckie, said the staging of the Everything Vincy Independence Festival next month will help to improve this country’s competitiveness as a tourist destination. The festival will take place from October 21st to the 29th, at the E.T Joshua Airport site at Arnos Vale. Everything Vincy is a series… Continue Reading →

Fya Empress Back In

Lornette “Fya Empress” Nedd-Reid will be competing in Sunday’s Calypso Monarch finals in Trinidad, after being disqualified by the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organization, TUCO, earlier this week. On Tuesday night TUCO disqualified Fya Empress from competing in the finals of the show on the ground that she is a national of St Vincent and the… Continue Reading →