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Minister Cecil McKie On The Government’s Role In Steelpan Development In SVG

Minister of Culture, Cecil McKie, said the various steel-orchestras throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines continue to receive government subsidies to ensure the continued development of the steelpan art-form. He spoke on the government’s commitment to the arts while responding to a question during last Monday’s sitting of Parliament. Minister McKie said the high level… Continue Reading →

Arrivals By Yacht To SVG Has Increased Says Minister Cecil Mckie

Minister of Tourism, Cecil Mckie, said St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded a five percent increase in arrivals in the yachting sector in 2014. He gave the figures in Parliament last week during his contribution to the 2015 budget debate. Minister Mckie noted that St. Vincent and the Grenadines is second to the British Virgin… Continue Reading →

Camillo Gonsalves Has Given The Assurance That The Petro Caribe Agreement Will Continue

Petro Caribe, is an energy initiative launched by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in 2005, to supply Venezuelan crude oil to countries in the Caribbean region at discounted prices Under the program, the member countries which purchase oil from Venezuela pay for a certain percentage of the oil within 90 days, and the remainder is paid… Continue Reading →

Minister Fredrick Stevenson On Implementing Social Reforms

Minister of Social Development, Frederick Stevenson, said the Ministry continues to implement reforms aimed at improving the delivery of social services to Vincentians. He spoke of these initiatives during his contribution to the 2015 national Budget Debate in Parliament on Friday. Minister Stevenson said research and evaluations were conducted to determine the demand in relation… Continue Reading →

Dr. Ralph Gonsalves Speaks About They Privy Council On The Ottley Hall Matter

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has outlined the options available to the Government, in relation to the Ottley Hall Commission of Inquiry, in view of the recent ruling handed down by the Privy Council, in a case brought by former Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell. The London-based Privy Council ruled in favour of Sir James,… Continue Reading →

SVG Continues To Be One Of The Leading Exporters Of Root-Crops In The Region Says Minister Caesar

He made the point while contributing to the debate on the 2015 Estimates of revenue and Expenditure in parliament last month. Saboto Ceasar said despite the damage to the country’s agricultural sector during recent disasters, St. Vincent and the Grenadines remains dominant in its root-crop exports. Meanwhile, Minister Ceasar confirmed that the local banana industry… Continue Reading →

Over $300,000 EC Allocated To The Poverty Alleviation Programme

Several communities across the country will benefit from poverty alleviation programmes to be implemented in the New Year by the Ministry of Social Development. Minister of Social Development, Frederick Stephenson made the disclosure, as he contributed to debate on the 2015 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in Parliament last week. He indicated that over three… Continue Reading →