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October 16, 2017

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Police offer $20,000 reward for info in mass shooting case

Source: iWitness News Police on Monday announced that they are offering an EC$20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in the shooting incident in Diamond on Saturday that left eight persons with bullet injuries. Eight persons … Continue reading → Link: Police offer ,000 reward for

Burglary charge for man nabbed where burglar was killed

Source: iWitness News The man who was allegedly nabbed at a house in Cane Garden where police shot and killed another on Tuesday has been charged with aggravated burglary. Kirk Williams of Sion Hill was charged that on Oct. 10, 2017 at Cane Garden, he … Continue reading → Link: Burglary charge for man nabbed

ULP’s new South Leeward council commits to Jomo

Source: iWitness News The ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) on Saturday elected a new constituency council in South Leeward during an election in which the sole nomination by caretaker Jomo Thomas was not seconded by any of the 30-plus or so persons present. Neva Collis … Continue reading → Link: ULP’s new South Leeward council

NDP, rig it too

Source: iWitness News By Charlotte I’ve been looking on as the drama unfolds in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, particularly regarding matters of electoral concerns. The latest exchange between Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Godwin Friday and Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is … Continue reading → Link: NDP, rig it too

Paul’s Avenue Resident Shot By Unknown Assailant

Source: News 784 A resident of Paul’s Avenue was shot earlier on Sunday afternoon. Police  told News784 that Juanza Frazer alias “sanga” was shot by an unknown assialant. He was rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. His condition was unknown at the time of this publication. Last evening 9 persons were shot…

Police recover 40 spent shells at scene of shooting

Source: iWitness News Police investigating the shooting incident in Diamond Saturday night recovered 40 spent shells at the scene where gunmen opened fire sometime around 9 p.m., leaving 10 persons injured. iWitness News understands that eight of the 10 persons sustained gunshot injuries … Continue reading → Link: Police recover 40 spent shells

Masked Gunmen Rain Bullets On Limers In Diamond

Source: News 784 Nine persons are now hospitalized after what could have been described as a night of terror, a night of carnage, a scene reminiscent of Las Vegas. Police in Kingstown told News784 that two masked Gunmen entered the shop of Samuel Kaizer in Diamond where persons were liming and opened fire…

Nine persons injured in shooting in Diamond

Source: iWitness News Nine persons were injured during a shooting incident in Diamond, where police were late Saturday night trying to locate a 10th person. iWitness News understands that persons took refuge in nearby bushes as they came under gunfire in the community … Continue reading → Link: Nine persons injured in shooting

Man killed amidst barrage of gunfire in Diamond

Source: iWitness News The homicide count in St. Vincent and the Grenadines reached 35 Saturday night, with the shooting death of a male in Diamond. Information surrounding the killing is sketchy at this time, but reports are that there was a barrage of … Continue reading → Link: Man killed amidst barrage of

Former GHS Students To Receive Prime Minister’s Award

Source: News 784 Three students on Thursday 12th October 2017, were named as joint first place winners of the Prime Ministers Award. Abigail Scott, Kairel Edwards and Thandi Myers who are all students of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, was awarded for being the most outstanding performers in the 2017…

No Bail For Cane Garden Burglar

Source: News 784 Kert Williams a thirty-one (31)  year old of  Sion Hill one of the two persons being Leon “Buyaka” Samuel resident of  New Montrose who would have broke and entered the dwelling house of Anis Issa of Cane Garden of October 10th, 2017. He has been charged for burglary,  at the…

Agriculture revitalization in Dominica underway

Source: News 784 Agriculture revitalization has begun in Dominica following the passage of hurricane Maria last month. A seedlings project coordinated by the OECS Commission, FAO, CARDI and an agriculture consultant has been undertaken to ensure the self-sufficiency of the country. Over 100,000 fast-growing seeds were recently planted and the first harvest is expected in four weeks. Hurricane…

Tropical wave Located 300 miles east of the island

Source: News 784 A tropical wave presently located approximately 300 miles east of the island chain would begin to affect the islands from late afternoon. A gradual increase in cloudy skies accompanied by scattered showers can be expected as the wave moves westwards near 17 mph/ 28 km. A further increase in shower…

Forgive the Senator

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Thank you

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Honouring De Man Age

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Layou Youth is UWI Open Campus Valedictorian 2017

Source: News 784 Jamaican born but Vincentian raised Nick Francis, is the proud Valedictorian of The UWI Open Campus Class of 2017. A hardworking, focused young man from humble beginnings, Nick’s natural leadership abilities found expression from an early age, in several youth groups within his school, church and community. Indeed, it was…

Gonsalves To Meet With SVG Community College Students

Source: News 784 Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Ralph Gonsalves will meet with students at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College on Thursday, October 19th. The meet which will get underway at 1:15 pm,  will discuss the funding opportunities available in the various sectors. On hand will be representatives from the Ministries of Finance…

18 yro From Edinboro Faces Murder Charge

Source: News 784 18-year-old Osbert Rodney, a resident of Edinboro who was arrested and charged for the offence of attempted murder on the life of 52-year-old Christopher Wilson of the same address this year, is now facing a more severe charge of murder. Rodney is reported to have inflicted a blow to the…

ANTIGUA – CIP passport price reduced as applications decline

Source: News 784 Faced with increased competition and a decline in applications for the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), the government has decided to reduce the cost of acquiring a CIP passport under the National Development Fund (NDF) investment option. Speaking in Parliament Thursday 12th October, Prime Minister Gaston Browne said in order for the…

Cop gets law lesson as dead man’s case is called in court

Source: iWitness News A police officer got a lesson in the law on Thursday when the case against a man who has died since being charged was called up for hearing. “Call Kenrick Scott,” Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias said from the bench at the Serious … Continue reading → Link: Cop gets law lesson as

Vincentian is 2017 UWI Open Campus valedictorian

Source: iWitness News Vincentian Nick Francis is the proud Valedictorian of the UWI Open Campus Class of 2017. A hardworking, focused young man from humble beginnings, Francis’ natural leadership abilities found expression from an early age, in several youth groups within his school, … Continue reading → Link: Vincentian is 2017 UWI Open

Former journalist accused of murder sweats as PI ends

Source: iWitness News He was standing right next to the air conditioning unit but Junior Jarvis was the only one sweating at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Thursday. As Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche got into the meat of his closing submissions, … Continue reading → Link: Former journalist accused of murder

Slain brothers buried in shared grave in Kingstown

Source: iWitness News The Vermont brothers who were shot and killed days apart last month were buried Thursday morning in a shared grave in Kingstown — the second time this year that two slain brothers have been buried on the same day. The brothers, Raphael … Continue reading → Link: Slain brothers buried in shared

Jarvis To Stand Trial On 6 Separate Charges

Source: News 784 Junior Jarvis a media consultant from Redemption Sharpes has been ordered to stand trial at the next Practical Sitting of the Criminal Session at the High Court. He will stand trial on six separate charges of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, assault causing actual bodily harm, having a weapon for the…

Brooklyn man, 91, dies as invaders tie up wife, 100

Source: News 784 They came looking for cash, but a team of heartless burglars took something far more valuable during a terrifying Brooklyn home invasion Wednesday — the life of a beloved 91-year-old man, police said. Waldiman Thompson and his wife, Ethlin, 100, lived in their Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone for decades, greeted neighbors on…

Deadly fight between Brooklyn moms left one Dead

Source: News 784 A deadly fight between two Brooklyn moms began with a beef between their teenage children — tension they’d agreed to hash out at the police precinct moments before the stabbing, neighbours said. Shymeka Tart, 31, was fatally stabbed Wednesday in the seventh-floor hallway of the Carey Gardens Houses near W. 20th St.…

First Taiwan-trained Vincy doctors graduate

Source: iWitness News The first two Vincentians to study medicine in Taiwan have completed their degrees and have returned home, where they are undergoing their internship. Physicians Raphique Pope and Andre Williams are serving at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown. They … Continue reading → Link: First Taiwan-trained Vincy doctors graduate

BOSVG Remains Committed To National Theatre Arts

Source: News 784 Senior Marketing Officer at the Bank Of SVG Omari France, speaking at the official launch of the National Theatre Arts Festival 2017, said that the bank recognises the importance of supporting social activities like the Theatre Arts Festival. He said through the bank’s partnership with the Ministry of Culture and…

BOSVG National Theatre Arts Festival Launched

Source: News 784 The Bank of SVG National Theatre Arts Festival 2017, was launched on Wednesday 11th October 2017 at the Banks  Conference room, Bedford Street Branch. The festival is being held in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture and the National Theatre Arts Festival Committee. The launch heard remarks…

Parent Worried About Bullying At Stephanie Brown Primary

Source: News 784 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy News784.Send all articles to newsroom@ news784.com I am becoming increasingly concerned about bullying that has been taking place at the Stephanie Brown Primary School, and the unprofessionalism that it is being dealt…

ECSC) Officially Opened its 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Source: News 784 In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court held an official ceremony to open its 50th Anniversary Exhibition under the theme “Celebrating the past and embracing the future.” The exhibition is being held in collaboration with the OECS Commission, the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), The National Association of…

Park Hill man wanted on suspicion of attempted murder

Source: iWitness News Police are on the hunt for a Park Hill man on a report of attempted murder, aggravated burglary, and other related offences. Lennie Baynes, a 45-year-old labourer, who was serving a four-year prison sentence for theft but appealed his conviction … Continue reading → Link: Park Hill man wanted on

Sick of being ‘blighted’ with spit, man beats aggravator

Source: iWitness News A Dickson man, fed up of being spat at by another villager, took matters into his hand on Saturday and beat his aggravator. For this, the man, Lesmond Franklyn, and another villager, Keron Franklyn, found themselves in court charged with assault causing … Continue reading → Link: Sick of being ‘blighted’ with

‘Sharpshooter’ father fined for weed

Source: iWitness News A father of two children ages 1 and 2 years old whose lawyer described him as “a sharpshooter” as far as procreation is concerned, has been fined EC$2,800 for marijuana possession. The man, Raffique Williams, 26, of Rose Bank, was … Continue reading → Link: ‘Sharpshooter’ father fined for weed

More Taiwan funding for youth programmes in SVG

Source: iWitness News Taiwan will, this year, increase its contribution to two projects that benefit students in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Speaking at a cocktail party on Monday in celebration of Taiwan’s 106th National Day Taiwan’s Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), … Continue reading → Link: More Taiwan funding for youth

Due diligence? Nah, we’ll take the cars

Source: iWitness News By Patrick Ferrari Lard, have mercy. Just as we saw off one motormouth, Captain Gerry Gouveia of Dynamic Airways fame, of Argyle airport opening fame, of Valentine’s Day gift of a pile of Cuban shoppers’ fame, another motormouthing foreigner has … Continue reading → Link: Due diligence? Nah, we’ll take

Taiwan contributes EC 20 million in grants to St Vincent

Source: News 784 Speaking at the Taiwan National Day Celebrations here in Kingstown, St Vincent on Monday evening Ambassador Baushuan Ger said Under his country’s foreign policy, as a member of the global community, Taiwan is willing to participate in international cooperation efforts, sharing benefits and shouldering responsibilities with our partners from around…

Local Donations To MCMH, An Emotional Experience

Source: News 784 “It is always our pleasure to receive gifts at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital”. That is how MCMH Administrator Grace Walters described the recent donations from various business houses in St Vincent on Monday. Walters said the gifts received from foreign donors are welcomed, but accepting donations from our citizens…

AEC Media Conference on Dominica relief, Crime and Economy

Source: News 784 The Association of Evangelical Churches in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, will host a media conference today, Wednesday 11th October 2017, at the Frenches House Conference Room, Kingstown, from 10 am. The media conference will address the following: The need to mobilize the Christian community to assist our brothers and…

Man killed during burglary while on bail for burglary

Source: iWitness News The suspected burglar who died after being shot by police on Tuesday, was shot less than a year after being brought before the court on a number of burglary charges, which were still pending. The man, Leon “Buyaka” Samuel of New … Continue reading → Link: Man killed during burglary while

Cancer treatment unit to open at MCMH (+video)

Source: iWitness News (Scroll for video) The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is making plans to open a cancer treatment unit at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital by next month. “We are trying to strengthen the provision of medical services to … Continue reading → Link: Cancer treatment unit to open

Burglar Shot By Police Dies, Second Suspect In Custody

Source: News 784 News784 was reliably informed that the individual shot by Police on Tuesday afternoon while responding to a burglary in Cane Garden has died. He has been identified as Leon Samuel of New Montrose, a second suspect Kirk Williams who according to information hails from the Sion Hill community is in…

VIDEO: Rancid drinks sold in Kingstown  

Source: iWitness News We spoke to the businessperson who bottled the drink that we bought. She said some of the drinks on sale were bottled on Friday and others on Saturday, but she generally discards drinks if they are not sold three days after they … Continue reading → Link: VIDEO: Rancid drinks sold in

Union Island Resident Gains Professional Culinary qualification

Source: News 784 Union Island resident  Lesia Alexander traded Shine for the cold and unpredictable weather of the UK, as she pursued training to gain a Professional Culinary qualification that is recognisable internationally. Alexander, a chef by profession, attended Vaughan’s Cookery School located in Hopton Industrial Estate, Devizes, United Kingdom, her program ended…

Police shoot, kill suspected burglar

Source: iWitness News A suspected burglar who was shot by police in Cane Garden sometime before 4 p.m. Tuesday has died. A second suspect is said to be in custody. The suspect, whose identity is yet to be revealed, is said to have … Continue reading → Link: Police shoot, kill suspected burglar

BREAKING NEWS: Thief shot by police!

Source: News 784 Updated: Police have informed News784 that a burglar who was shot on Tuesday afternoon in the Cane Garden Community has died. Law enforcement has not yet released the name of the deceased. Police also informed News784 that a second suspect is currently in Custody. Original Story published at 4.08pm Information reaching…

Flow donates Cash,Television,Internet service To MCMH

Source: News 784 Flow SVG as part of their Corporate social responsibility will refurbish the waiting area of the Accident and Emergency Department at the MCMH. Country manager of Flow Mr Wayne Hull making donations on behalf of the telecommunications giant to MCMH on Monday said the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital is one…

Business community donates to MCMH

Source: News 784 St Vincent and the Grenadines central health facility the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital received donations from the local private sector on Monday 9th October. The Presentations were made at an appreciation ceremony that took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conference room. The donations came from Telecommunications giant Flow,…

SVGGoodHearts Foundation Says “Thank You”

Source: News 784 The SVG Good Hearts Foundation in collaboration with BDS Nice Radio extends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to the activities held to assist our brothers and sisters in Tortola who fell victims to the passing of Hurricane Irma. The organisation expresses much appreciation for the positive feedback…

ECCB Commits to Maintaining Strong, Stable EC Dollar

Source: News 784 The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is committed to maintaining the strength and stability of the EC Dollar. The first of the five strategic goals of the Bank’s Strategic Plan is to: “Maintain a strong and stable EC Dollar”.  The goal focuses on protecting and augmenting the currency union’s pool…

On Taiwan-China choice, Sir James calls for ‘bankable assurances’

Source: iWitness News Estranged founder of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), former prime minister Sir James Mitchell, on Monday, attended an event in Kingstown to mark Taiwan’s 106th national day and created a stir when he urged the nation to seek “bankable assurances” when … Continue reading → Link: On Taiwan-China choice, Sir James

Businesses making improvements to MCMH 

Source: iWitness News The Accident and Emergency Department of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital will receive a facelift soon as a number of private sector entities partner with the government to improve the nation’s main healthcare facility. Wayne Hull, country manager of FLOW, … Continue reading → Link: Businesses making improvements to MCMH 

Friday attends Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

Source: iWitness News Leader of the Opposition and President of the New Democratic Party, Godwin Friday attended the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, United Kingdom, held Oct. 1 to 4. The NDP said in a Facebook post that Friday joined other members from … Continue reading → Link: Friday attends Conservative Party Conference

Bagga woman needs help paying for cancer treatment

Source: iWitness News The family of a woman diagnosed with cancer is seeking the assistance of the public in helping her to meet medical expenses. Denisha Cuffy, 24, of Barrouallie, has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer in which … Continue reading → Link: Bagga woman needs help paying

Has Cane Garden become ‘Cattle Garden’?

Source: iWitness News That’s what some residents of the up-scale community are wondering on seeing the number and frequency of cattle roaming freely in the East Kingstown community. The untethered animals are a danger to motorists and pedestrians and also cause considerable damage … Continue reading → Link: Has Cane Garden become ‘Cattle

Drama expected at police Order Room hearing on Tuesday

Source: iWitness News The two police officers facing disciplinary charges over a call to “storm” the Office of the Prime Minister are slated to appear before the police Order Room tomorrow, Tuesday. But a lawyer for the two officers, head of the Police Welfare … Continue reading → Link: Drama expected at police Order

‘All the way with Kay’ for NDP in West St. George

Source: iWitness News The central committee of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has ratified its West St. George constituency council’s nomination of lawyer Kay Bacchus-Baptiste as their candidate in the next general elections. The NDP announced on Monday that its central … Continue reading → Link: ‘All the way with Kay’

Lawyer Kay Bacchus-Baptiste Ratified By The NDP

Source: News 784 Mrs Kay R. A. Bacchus-Baptiste has been selected to represent the constituency of West St. George in the next general elections, having been selected at the constituency level and later unanimously ratified by the Central Committee of the New Democratic Party. The Party welcomes Mrs Bacchus-Baptiste as a great representative…

Mathematics Panel Formed Amidst Downward Spiral in Pass Rate

Source: News 784 With the downward spiral in Mathematics here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Ministry of Education has brought about a new initiative in hopes of stemming the slide. The Mathematics Panel is expected to improve the teaching and learning of Maths in educational institutions across the country. In August,…

Sunwing Charters To SVG Begins October 22nd

Source: News 784 Canadian base airline Sunwing will commence chartered flights to the Argyle International Airport starting October 22nd, 2017. The charter flights will be handled through G.G. Tours in Canada along with various travel agents in St Vincent. The agents are currently offering a $50 CDN off bookings made from Tuesday 10th…

BOSVG National Theatre Arts Festival 2017

Source: News 784 The Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture in association with the National Theatre Arts Festival Committee will officially launch the Bank of SVG National Theatre Arts Festival 2017, on Wednesday 11th October, 2017 at the BOSVG Conference room beginning at 5.00pm. The launch will hear remarks by the Hon Cecil…

World Food Day Youth Symposium

Source: News 784 “Enhancing the economic platform through youth empowerment” is the theme under which young farmers, agro-processors and fisherfolk from throughout St Vincent and the Grenadines will meet for a symposium on Tuesday, October 10th. The youth symposium will be held as part of activities to commemorate World Food Day 2017. It…

SVG expecting significant debt relief soon

Source: iWitness News The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines says it expecting to receive debt relief soon, which would take the debt to GDP ratio down 10 percentage points, to where it was five years ago. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves made … Continue reading → Link: SVG expecting significant debt relief

Buccament resort should reopen ‘early 2018’ — Tourism Minister

Source: iWitness News The Buccament Bay Resort could reopen in early 2018, after a full year of closure, Minister of Tourism Cecil “Ces” McKie told parliament on Thursday in response to a question submitted by opposition Leader Godwin Friday. The resort, which began operating in 2011, … Continue reading → Link: Buccament resort should reopen ‘early

After 9 months, Peters Hope resort construction yet to begin

Source: iWitness News Nine months after a ground-breaking ceremony, actual construction is yet to begin on the proposed Black Sands Resort at Mt Wynne-Peter’s Hope. Canadian firm PACE Developments has paid the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines EC$7 million for 36 … Continue reading → Link: After 9 months, Peters Hope

Press statement of the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC)

Source: iWitness News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — The following is the full text of statement issued by the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) following an incident involving our correspondent Mr. Kenton Chance and a member of the Barbados Coast Guard in Dominica on October … Continue reading → Link: Press statement of the Caribbean

Hoping this email reaches someone who gives a damn

Source: iWitness News Editor’s note: This letter was emailed to us and copied to the Office of the Prime Minister, “tyroneballah@hotmail.com” and “fincom.iadc@gmail.com” By A (& H) Jennings I am a Vincentian, and I want to feel proud of my island and it’s … Continue reading → Link: Hoping this email reaches someone

Edinboro Man Succumbs To Severe Head injuries

Source: News 784 St Vincent and the Grenadines may very well have reached its 34th homicide following the death of an Edinboro man today. News784 was informed that Christopher Wilson who was struck in the forehead with a piece of steel on September 22nd, 2017, died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. 18-year-old…

JAMAICA – Pastor on sex charges provides DNA sample

Source: News 784 ( Jamaica Gleaner) – A Kingston pastor accused of repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl before impregnating her has provided police investigators with DNA samples, making good on an offer he made in August. Kenneth Blake, 56, pastor of the Harvest Temple Apostolic Church, voluntarily gave DNA samples at the…

Future of OECS Sub-regional Trade

Source: News 784 OECS Media Release Friday, October 6, 2017 — Three weeks after the passage of Hurricane Maria, the devastating effects of the category 5 storm on Dominica’s agricultural sector are already being felt in the sub-region. The OECS Commission in collaboration with the Governments of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua…

OECS joins forces with Venezuela

Source: News 784 OECS Media Release Friday, October 6, 2017 — In the crucial days following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the OECS Commission joined forces with the Embassy of Venezuela and the Government of Saint Lucia to provide a steady stream of relief supplies to the affected OECS Member States. Most…

Dynamic Airways End flights to Guyana

Source: News 784 North Carolina-based Dynamic International Airways has once again left Guyanese passengers stranded, this time, abruptly pulling out, after a troublesome four-year charter service to the South American country. Dynamic International Airways, a charter service that suspended its operations to Asia last August after engine trouble, continued service to Guyana, on…

UN Secretary General Says Donor Response To Caribbean Poor

Source: News 784 The Secretary General of the United Nations was frank Wednesday as he said the donor response to the UN’s appeal to help the Caribbean nations ravaged by hurricanes have been simply “poor.” Secretary General António Guterres’ comments come as he announced plans to travel to three hurricane ravaged islands in…

Rapper Nelly dismisses claims he raped woman

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) – Rapper Nelly was arrested in Washington state Saturday morning after a woman accused him of raping her on his tour bus, authorities said. The 42-year-old hip hop star was on the bus while it was parked in a Walmart lot in Auburn when he was taken…

Met Office Weather Update

Source: News 784 Generally, cloudy conditions and some showers with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms generated by the low to mid-level trough are forecast throughout the night. Moisture levels will remain high up to Monday as the tropical wave currently analyzed at 53W, will begin to affect the islands around Sunday evening. Light wind speeds are anticipated…

Barbados Defence Force apologises to Vincentian journalist

Source: iWitness News By Kaymar Jordan (Barbados Today) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Oct. 6, 2017) A Barbadian coast guard officer has found himself at the centre of controversy in Dominica after he reportedly “grabbed” a camera from a regional journalist on Thursday in a bid … Continue reading → Link: Barbados Defence Force apologises to

Man From 2048 Says He’s Back With A Dire Warning

Source: News 784 A Wyoming man accused of public intoxication allegedly told police he travelled from the year 2048 to warn mankind of an impending invasion by extraterrestrials. Bryant Johnson issued his grave warning to Casper police Monday night after officers were called about the man and his out-of-this-world message, according to an…

Trump rolls back access to free birth control

Source: News 784 (BBC) Donald Trump’s government has issued a ruling that allows employers to opt out of providing free birth control to millions of Americans. The rule allows employers and insurers to decline to provide birth control if doing so violates their “religious beliefs” or “moral convictions”. Fifty-five million women benefited from the…

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Black Sands Resort Still In Preparation Phase

Source: News 784 Minister of Tourism Cecil Mckie says during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Blacksands Resort it was noted that the developer would have to mobilise certain aspects in the preparation phase for the actual construction. McKie was responding to a question from Opposition Member Hon Arnhim Eustace for Dr Godwin Friday…

GF Linamar celebrates opening of first US facility

Source: News 784 GF Linamar, a joint venture between GF Automotive and diversified manufacturing expert Linamar, celebrated its official opening yesterday in Mills River (North Carolina, USA). Over 300 guests attended the inauguration of its first production facility. With the official ribbon cutting Carlos Vasto, General Manager of the new facility, and his…

Legislator Kolas attends Forum On Tibet’s political future

Source: News 784 Legislator Kolas Yotaka was invited by Prime Minister in Exile, Lobsang Sangay, of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) to attend the Five-Fifty Forum: Shaping Tibet’s Political Future in Dharamsala, India from October 6th to 8th. Kolas will be a speaker during the closing ceremony. Just before the opening of China’s nineteenth…

Buccament Resort Schedule To Re-open in 2018

Source: News 784 The Buccament Resort which closed its doors in December of 2016, may soon re-open. Minister of Tourism Cecil Mckie told parliament that the Government had been advised that the resort should re-open its doors and commence operations in early 2018. Mckie said its closure had impacted negatively on the tourism…

Over 300 lots of land sold to Bequia Residents

Source: News 784 Lands still exist on Bequia for residents of that grenadine island, this according to Minister of Lands and Informal Human Settlements  Hon Montgomery Daniel. Daniel told parliament on Thursday 5th October that the government has never departed from the policy of selling land to locals at subsidies prices. Daniel said…

16 students expelled between 2005-2016

Source: News 784 During the period 2005 to 2010 6 students were expelled from secondary schools, while ten were dismissed from 2011 to 2016. This was revealed by Minister of Education St Clair Prince during the meeting of the House of Assembly on Thursday. Prince said that all of the students were eighteen…

Schools Table Tennis gets on the way

Source: iWitness News Results of matches played at the opening of the Inter Primary and Secondary Schools Table Tennis Championships 2017, at the West St,George Secondary School. St. Vincent Grammar School defeated the Georgetown Secondary School 3 games to luv: Akeil DeRoche beat  … Continue reading → Link: Schools Table Tennis gets on

SVG Adventist Mission Makes Public Appeal

Source: News 784 The SVG Mission of Seventh-day Adventists is appealing to all local congregations, members, well-wishers and the general public to contribute to Dominica relief effort. The Mission in a release says those who wish to contribute to the relief efforts of the church in aid of Dominica, in the aftermath of…

Faster Entry At UK Border For Visitors From St Vincent

Source: News 784 Regular visitors to the UK from St Vincent and the Grenadines will be eligible to apply to join the UK’s Registered Traveller Service from today (Thursday 5 October) 2017. The service provides approved members, who have undergone advanced security checks an expedited clearance through the UK border. Immigration Minister Brandon…

Dominicans form long queues to buy food, leave island

Source: iWitness News By Kenton X. Chance ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Almost three weeks after Hurricane Maria decimated their island, Dominicans were on Thursday queuing for hours for an opportunity to buy food or board a vessel leaving the island. There were long … Continue reading → Link: Dominicans form long queues to

ANTIGUA – Man found hanging in fowl pen

Source: News 784 Police were on Thursday investigating a suspected suicide, the second in 48 hours in the island nation of Antigua. Lawmen say a 28-year-old man was found hanging in a fowl pen next to his Golden Grove home at 5 o’clock this morning. On Tuesday, the body of 18-year-old Alana Lloyd…

McDonald’s ‘happy’ meals came with a side of cocaine

Source: News 784 NY POST– A night shift manager at a Bronx McDonald’s was dishing up more than burgers and fries — he was busted for offering a side of cocaine in his Happy Meals. Authorities caught Frank Guerrero, 26, red-handed during a three-month undercover investigation dubbed “Operation Off the Menu,” according to…

JAMAICA – Businessman and wife slain by gunmen

Source: News 784 Businessman Horace Lyn, 73, and his wife Daisy, 56, were shot by unknown assailants outside their home on Foga Road in May Pen shortly after 6 o’clock Tuesday evening. The businessman was found lying on his back with bullet wounds while his wife was found in the living room, face down…

SVG to transition towards a ‘blue economy’ model

Source: News 784 St Vincent and the Grenadines will benefit from a World Bank approved a US$6.3 million grant to support Eastern Caribbean countries to preserve and strengthen the resilience of coastal and marine resources, and implement regional policies to stimulate blue growth. This will allow countries to better manage natural infrastructure which is…

Has Tuesday’s murder proven prevailing theory wrong?

Source: iWitness News With the brazen daytime murder in Kingstown last week Tuesday, Sept.  26, of Vermont resident Wendel “Grindy” O’Neil, law enforcement agents were hoping that the apparent tit-for-tat killings that began four days earlier with the murder of O’Neil’s younger brother, … Continue reading → Link: Has Tuesday’s murder proven prevailing

‘My mother is one of the best in the world’

Source: News 784 (JAMAICA OBSERVER) — “My mother is one of the best mothers I know in the world,” says the 12-year-old girl whose mother has been thrown into the spotlight after a video of her beating the child with a machete began circulating on social media. Speaking on Hitz 92 FM this morning,…

Mom thrown in jail for refusing to vaccinate her son

Source: News 784 A Michigan mom was sent to the slammer for repeatedly refusing to vaccinate her son, according to local reports. Rebecca Bredow, 40, was sentenced to a week in jail Wednesday for contempt of court—closing a year-long legal battle between her and her ex-husband over the vaccination of their 9-year-old, Detroit News…

Youths Freed Of Stealing From Dr Jerrol Thompson

Source: News 784 Kishroy Duke along with Michael Richards 17 and 18 years from the community of Collins and Calliaqua respectively were on Monday, October 2nd freed on three separate charges of theft and possession of firearm that contained one round of ammunition belonging to former parliamentarian Dr. Jerrol Thompson at Brighton on…

UN: Eastern Caribbean hurricane recovery could cost $1billion

Source: News 784 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior UN official says the recovery of eastern Caribbean islands hardest hit by recent hurricanes could cost up to $1 billion. They include Dominica, Barbuda, Turks and Caicos, the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla. Stephen O’Malley is the UN resident coordinator for Barbados and the Organization…

GUYANA: Elderly women allegedly ambushed, strangled to death

Source: News 784 (INEWSGUYANA) – Investigations are now ongoing into the murder and apparent robbery of two pensioners during the wee hours of Tuesday morning at their Georgetown home. Dead are 80-year-old Constance Fraser and her niece, 75-year-old Phyllis Caesar who both resided in Georgetown, Guyana. Preliminary investigations have thus far indicated that…

Execution-style killing brings SVG’s homicide count to 33

Source: iWitness News The execution-style killing of a man in Campden Park Tuesday night has brought to 33 St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ homicide count for 2017. iWitness News has so far been unable to verify the name of the victim, but he … Continue reading → Link: Execution-style killing brings SVG’s homicide

Man Shot And Killed In Campden Park #33

Source: News 784 A man identified as Kendrick (Lamar) Scott was shot and killed on Tuesday night, he is the second murder victim for October 2017. News784 received reports from residents of Old Buff of gunfire around 9.50 pm. So far early reports indicate he was shot in the head and died on…

Gang members raped man, doused him in gas

Source: News 784 Three suspected gang members pummeled two men — sexually assaulting one with a pipe threader — before dousing them with gasoline in a Cleveland home, police said. The trio — believed to be members of the brutal Heartless Felons street gang — are accused of assaulting a 31-year-old man after…

32yro Imprisoned For Imitation Firearm

Source: News 784 Atiba Wiseman, a 32-year-old unemployed male from Redemption Sharpes has been arrested and charged by the Police at Calliaqua for the offence of having in his possession an imitation firearm at Indian Bay on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017. Wiseman was on Friday, September 29th escorted to the Serious Offences Court…

Tropical Wave To Affect SVG Tuesday Evening

Source: News 784 The St Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office says rainy conditions from an approaching tropical wave should affect the island tonight. As a tropical wave moves closer to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines this afternoon, occasionally cloudy conditions with some scattered showers and a slight chance for a few isolated…

Layou Youth Launches Groundbreaking Mobile App

Source: News 784 Vincentian innovator Cenus Hinds will today launch TAPP, a mobile app which allows users to purchase deals and event tickets within their country straight from the mobile app using their credit/debit card. Learn more about TAPP from the interview below. News784: Tell us about the Company’s Background. Hinds: Tapp is…

SVG records 2nd road fatality in one week

Source: iWitness News St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded its second road fatality in less than a week. Aleike Gibson, a 23-year-old, conductor of Belmont died on Sunday after an accident at the Belmont Public Road. Police said that reports are that … Continue reading → Link: SVG records 2nd road fatality

SVG UWI Guild of Students Engage In Hurricane Relief Drive

Source: News 784 The Guild of Students of the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Open Campus will be joining other campuses and Sites across the region in a University-wide relief drive to assist students affected in the hurricane-ravaged islands. The Regional Guild of Students is currently in the process of assessing the specific needs…

Lions Club South Public Speaking Preliminaries

Source: News 784 Secondary Schools across St. Vincent and the Grenadines will this week participate in the 2017 preliminaries of the Lions Club St. Vincent South National Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition. The Zonal Preliminaries are scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd – Friday, October 6th at Frenches House in Kingstown. The Public Speaking…

EVERYTHING VINCY INDEPENDENCE LAUNCH

Source: News 784 A number of local agencies have come together to present Vincentians with a unique experience during the month of October when St. Vincent and the Grenadines celebrates its 38th anniversary of Independence. The initiative is dubbed ‘Everything Vincy Independence Festival’ and will stage a range of activities from motorsports, music…

To fight crime, ‘ULP must be removed from office’ — Friday

Source: iWitness News Leader of the Opposition Godwin Friday says that the Unity Labour Party administration does not acknowledge St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ (SVG) crime problem and cannot provide leadership in finding solutions. “Therefore, the Minister of National Security must go. I am calling … Continue reading → Link: To fight crime, ‘ULP must

October’s beginning mirrors September’s bloody end in SVG

Source: iWitness News October in St. Vincent and the Grenadines began mirroring the bloody conclusion of September, a month in which the nation recorded nine homicides, and four persons surviving shooting injuries. The latest homicide victim is Calvert Pierre, a 42-year-old labourer of … Continue reading → Link: October’s beginning mirrors September’s bloody

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SVG Records Homicide #32

Source: News 784 The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Calvert Pierre, 42yrs, labourer of Kelbourney which occurred at Belmont on 01.10.17. Reports are that the deceased sustained gunshot wounds about his body and succumbed to his injuries. The shooting from initial reports occurred in the vicinity of the SDA Church…

New Opposition Leader stands by One-China Policy

Source: iWitness News Leader of the Opposition Godwin Friday says that the New Democratic Party (NDP), under his leadership, stands by the One-China Policy announced by his predecessor, Arnhim Eustace, in August 2016. Eustace, who quit as NDP President and Opposition Leader in November, shocked … Continue reading → Link: New Opposition Leader stands by

Darren Sammy To Headline Opening of Cumberland facility

Source: News 784 The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) and the National Sports Council will open two Sporting facilities on the Leeward side of the island. The Hope Playing Filed will be opened in Vermont on Saturday, October 7th at 1:00 pm. There will be addresses by Government and…

Gonsalves and Friday differ on the church’s role

Source: News 784 Opposition leader Dr Godwin Friday last week said the church had lost its way on matters of morality. It is because of this Friday said the party introduced the Spiritual and Social Redemption Charter in 2003 which the ruling ULP regime refused to have debated in parliament. We continue to…

Am Far From Being Tired Says Gonsalves

Source: News 784 After four terms in office, it would appear that supporters of the Unity Labour Party are a bit tired, and have spoken out publicly about such. Complaints of the party’s radio program not attracting new persons, the slow pace and unsavoury remarks about the recent killings, along with numerous complaints…

CARPHA and U.S. Government Collaborate on Health Initiatives

Source: News 784 The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of the United States of America on Monday 25th September 2017.  The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation in health on initiatives that prevent disease, promote health and respond to public…

What Are You Going To Do About Crime?

Source: News 784 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy News784.Send all articles to newsroom@ news784.com RE: Guns Enter SVG From North America, Trinidad, Columbia and Venezuela By James H The Prime Minister is telling us what we already know! What we…

Tape shows Gonsalves had blamed NDP for crime

Source: iWitness News Following a spate of crimes that left nine persons dead and four injured in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in September, Leader of the Opposition Godwin Friday, last week, blamed Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves for the nation’s crime situation. In … Continue reading → Link: Tape shows Gonsalves had blamed

Students trudge through mud to get to Argyle primary

Source: iWitness News Students at the Argyle RC Primary School have been trudging through mud whenever it rains to get to their campus. A source with knowledge of the situation told iWitness News that it obtains although the relevant authorities, including area representative, … Continue reading → Link: Students trudge through mud to

23 Year Old Male Dies After Fall From Truck

Source: News 784 The community of Belmont appears to have been hit with a double whammy at the beginning of October, this after a  young man lost his life on Sunday evening. According to information obtained by News784, Dead is Aleike Gibson 23yrs conductor of Belmont who fell from a truck  T8920. The truck…

October Begins With Murder At Belmont

Source: News 784 News784 was informed around 9.15 pm on Sunday night of a murder, the first for the month of October 2017, on the island of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The murder according to information took place at Belmont. We were told that an unidentified male with several gunshot wounds about the body was…

Deadly stabbings in France, treated as terror attack

Source: News 784 (CNN) – A knife-wielding man killed at least two women Sunday at the Saint-Charles train station in Marseille, France, before police killed the suspect, according to CNN affiliate BFM, which cited the city prosecutor’s office as its source. The incident is being treated as a terror attack and has been handed…

O.J. Simpson walks out of prison after 9 years

Source: News 784 (CNN) After serving nine years for a Las Vegas kidnapping and armed robbery, an upbeat O.J. Simpsonwalked out of a Nevada prison with little fanfare early Sunday to start a new life as a parolee. The former NFL star left prison shortly after midnight local time, and was picked up by an unidentified friend,…

TRINIDAD: Mother of 2 beaten to death

Source: News 784 Trinidad Express – A mother of two was beaten to death at her home in Gasparillo on Saturday night. A male relative has been arrested by police. Dead is 41-year-old Ria Indaringh. Police officers said she died from wounds to the head. Officers were told that Singh recently separated. She…

NDP says its social charter is relevant more than ever

Source: iWitness News With the recent spate of killings and the resulting unease among residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) says that the social and spiritual redemption charter that it presented in 2003 is … Continue reading → Link: NDP says its social charter

Air France Engine Collapses over Atlantic Ocean

Source: News 784 An Air France flight bound for Los Angeles from Paris made an emergency landing in Canada on Saturday after one of the jumbo jet’s four engines exploded in midair, passengers said. Passengers aboard the double-decker Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger airliner, described hearing a loud noise about five hours…

Girl, 6, hospitalised after brutal rape

Source: iWitness News A 6-year-old girl was raped Friday night during an assault that has left her South Leeward community baffled and in shock. Reports are that the girl’s family became aware of the assault after they saw her “awash with blood” Saturday morning. She reportedly told … Continue reading → Link: Girl, 6, hospitalised after brutal

Family to donate body of world’s oldest woman To UWI

Source: News 784 (JAMAICA GLEANER) – The body of the world’s oldest woman, 117-year-old Violet Moss Brown, is to be donated to the University of the West Indies (UWI). This was revealed by the family of the late super centenarian yesterday at a press conference. The mother of six died on September 15 after…

Death penalty useless if murderers aren’t caught

Source: iWitness News In response to the recent spate of killings, some persons in St. Vincent and the Grenadines have called for the death penalty as a deterrent. The death penalty remains on the books in St. Vincent and the Grenadines but has … Continue reading → Link: Death penalty useless if murderers

What would an NDP gov’t have done about crime?

Source: iWitness News Leader of the Opposition Godwin Friday says that St. Vincent and the Grenadines would not be having a spate of killings as it has had over the past week were his New Democratic Party in office. “Well, first of all, I don’t … Continue reading → Link: What would an NDP gov’t

Gov’t owned school bus crashes in Georgetown

Source: iWitness News One of the 19 government-owned school buses, presented as a safe and comfortable alternative for students, crashed in Georgetown last Friday, less than one month after being commissioned. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred when only the … Continue reading → Link: Gov’t owned school bus crashes

ULP trying to oust Jomo Thomas?

Source: iWitness News By Kenton X. Chance The ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) is slated to hold its constituency conference in South Leeward on Saturday, during which brewing tensions might come to the fore regarding the future candidacy of House Speaker, Jomo Thomas. Thomas, … Continue reading → Link: ULP trying to oust Jomo

Murder, Vincie-Style

Source: iWitness News By C. ben-David “I tied her to the bed, I was thinking the worst But yo, I had to let my ni**as f**k her first Yeah, loaded up the 44 yo Then I straight smoked the hoe” (Lyrics from “One … Continue reading → Link: Murder, Vincie-Style

Logos Arrives In Port Kingstown November 22nd

Source: News 784 MV Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, is slated to return to port Kingstown from November 22nd to December 5th, 2017. The ship will dock in St Vincent with 5,000 different titles of books for sale, all below market prices. The books will cover a range of subjects…

PSV Selected As Leading Resort In SVG

Source: News 784 Petti St Vincent has been named as the leading resort here in SVG by the World Travel Awards or WTA. This is the third time the island has received recognition, PSV  took the award in 2015 and 2016. Other nominees in the category were Canoaoun resort, Firefly Mustique, Palm Island…

New App Being Tested In The Fight Against Mosquitoes

Source: News 784 The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is exploring the novel use of mobile technology in its fight against mosquito borne diseases. The Agency in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently pilot tested an app developed to replace traditional paper-based vector collection tools used in…

Italy: woman marries herself in ‘fairytale without prince’

Source: News 784 (BBC) – An Italian woman has married herself in a ceremony complete with white dress, three-layer wedding cake, bridesmaids and 70 guests. “I firmly believe that each of us must first of all love ourselves,” said Laura Mesi, a 40-year-old fitness trainer. “You can have a fairytale even without the prince.”…

Late night intrusion at Drug Squad base

Source: iWitness News Police officers on duty at the Narcotics Base discharged a firearm at two persons who entered the compound late Wednesday night. iWitness News was reliably informed that two unidentified persons, dressed in dark coloured clothing, entered the base at Arnos Vale. They … Continue reading → Link: Late night intrusion at Drug

A sense of lawlessness pervades the land

Source: News 784 NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY RELEASE On Friday September 22nd, 2017, two men were shot to death. The following day, Saturday September 23rd, a young woman was shot to death, two bullets to the head we are told. A day later a man died in hospital from gunshot wounds he had sustained…

Believe Francis when he talks about gangs, killings — Leacock

Source: iWitness News For years, amidst increasing gun-related murders often attributed on the ground to the settling of scores by rival gangs, the Unity Labour Party administration avoiding saying that there are street gangs in operation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. But … Continue reading → Link: Believe Francis when he talks

Extradition to proceed as Warner loses in court

Source: News 784 (NEWSDAY) – Extradition proceedings against former FIFA vice president Jack Warner can proceed as a High Court judge has dismissed his judicial review claim challenging his extradition to that country. Justice James Aboud yesterday dismissed Warner’s lawsuit but has extended a stay of the magisterial proceedings for 28 days to give…

SVG Opposition Calls On Gonsalves To Resign Immediately

Source: News 784 It pains me as a citizen of this beautiful country and Leader of the Opposition to be constantly addressing the crime situation here. I say this because the seriousness of the matter demands a community response. But those who have been charged with managing the affairs of the nation must…

Flood warning in effect for SVG

Source: News 784 A FLOOD-WARNING IS IN EFFECT for St. Vincent and the Grenadines Issued at 9:30 am until 6:00 pm today Thursday 28th September, 2017 The combination of an upper level trough and an easterly wave has been generating some moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms across our…

Gonsalves Supportive Of The Death Penalty

Source: News 784 The recent murders here in St Vincent and the Grenadines has brought about a resurgence to the debate surrounding the death penalty. “I am supportive of the death penalty, says PM Gonsalves but it has to be produced within a particular frame as we had proposed with the changing of…

Continuous Search By The Opposition To Blame Government

Source: News 784 Are we honest with ourselves in assessing the situation of crime in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (Senator Julian Francis). Senator Julian Francis said some of the politicians on the Opposition benches are blaming the government and unemployment. “They say the government is not creating, and if they ain’t creating…

Prime Minister Urges youth to further studies in aviation

Source: News 784 Prime Minister and Minister of Airports and Seaports, Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, is encouraging young people to further their studies in Aviation, specifically, aircraft crash investigation. Gonsalves speaking at the opening of a Port Resiliency Program (PReP) noted there are insufficiently trained persons in this field not just in St.…

AIA PUTS DISASTER RESILIENCY ON ITS AGENDA

Source: News 784 The management of the Argyle International Airport (AIA) has heightened efforts to train their staff and officials, first responders including law enforcement and health personnel, and non-government organizations to be prepared to act in the event of a disaster. The two days Port Resiliency Program (PReP) workshop was officially declared…

Counting the dead and injured in SVG’s bloody September

Source: iWitness News It’s been a bloody few days in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, beginning last Friday with two shooting deaths. Since then, there have been eight killings and four persons suffering gunshot injuries. Here is a summary of the dead and … Continue reading → Link: Counting the dead and injured

US Embassy warns of possible visa scam in Dominica

Source: News 784 The United States Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS says it is aware of rumours circulating that Embassy officials are in Dominica to process visa paperwork. The Embassy addressed the issue in a scam alert on its website. “Please be advised that our teams on the ground…

‘Abused’ woman refuses to testify against her lover

Source: iWitness News The woman who, this month, told iWitness News that she believes that her lover restrained himself from chopping her because she was holding a 2-month-old in her arms, has chosen not to testify against the man. The woman, 33-year-old Jesgil … Continue reading → Link: ‘Abused’ woman refuses to testify

Lowmans Hill man killed in suspected hit and run

Source: iWitness News Police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of Michael “Bully” Edwards, a Lowmans Hill man whose body was found in the road in Spring, Lowmans Hill, Wednesday morning. The man’s relatives have identified him as 50-year-old Michael “Bully” Edwards. They … Continue reading → Link: Lowmans Hill man killed in

Forecast calls for Rainy Conditions until Friday

Source: News 784 Unstable conditions from a low-level trough continue to affect the islands this afternoon, generating generally cloudy skies with some showers and possible isolated thunderstorms. Instability is forecast to continue into tonight. Analysis indicates by tomorrow the Saharan dust mass should reduce considerably, and as shearline approaches, further instability generating some pockets of moderate to heavy…

The Shootings Are Not Intended For Innocent Persons

Source: News 784 Where are the guns coming from and why is the crime situation escalating? That was a question posed by Senator Julian Francis Tuesday night on Star Fm. Senator Francis said to him there are various reasons. “It is known in St Vincent and the Grenadines that men who sell weed…

St Lucian caught with $100,000 worth of cocaine

Source: News 784 A 23-year-old St Lucian woman is due to appear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court today after she was nabbed on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Monday with two kilogrammes of cocaine, valued at $100,000. Johnelle Leeanne Pierre now faces four charges of possession, possession with intent…

Flatbush to Become City’s First ‘Little Caribbean’

Source: News 784 Though Flatbush has been a hub for Caribbean people, food and culture for years, the area will be officially dubbed the “Little Caribbean” of New York City this week. A large area of southern Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush will be included in the designation, to be announced Thursday.…

Man found dead in Lowmans Leeward

Source: News 784 A man was found dead on a village road in the Lowmans Leeward community earlier this morning. According to reports, the man goes by the alias “Bully”. The time and circumstances surrounding his death are unknown to this media house at the time of publication. The homicide total so far…

Vermont father doubts murdered son was a killer

Source: iWitness News The father of the two Vermont brothers who were murdered over the past week says he does not know why anyone would want to kill his sons. The father, Lester Richards, of Vermont, told iWitness News on Monday that he does not … Continue reading → Link: Vermont father doubts murdered son

Vincy-Canadian fined for drugs in Barbados

Source: iWitness News A Vincentian-Canadian visitor to Barbados paid a fine on Monday and was deported from that country on drug charges. Mellissa Jacythnia McMillan, 37, a former banker in St. Vincent, was charged for possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply … Continue reading → Link: Vincy-Canadian fined for drugs in

Argyle Airport workers suspended amidst unlawful sex probe

Source: iWitness News Three male workers at the Argyle International Airport (AIA) have been suspended from work as police and airport officials probe a report of unlawful sex with a female, said to be under the age of consent — 15. A well-placed … Continue reading → Link: Argyle Airport workers suspended amidst

Brother of Vermont murder victim killed in Kingstown

Source: iWitness News The older brother of Vermont man Raphael “Snaky” O’Neil, who was shot and killed in the South Leeward village on Friday, was also shot and killed in Kingstown on Tuesday. Wendel “Grindy” O’Neil fell in a hail of gunshots while sitting on … Continue reading → Link: Brother of Vermont murder victim

A message to SVG

Source: iWitness News By Dr. Amelia Jack Greetings, To all Christians in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and to anyone who loves this beautifull country, I am pleading for your prayers to save our country. The leaders of this nation need to give … Continue reading → Link: A message to SVG

Lola’s Closes its Doors

Source: News 784 Popular city Bistro and Café Lola’s, has closed its doors, or hopefully temporary according to many of its patrons. The restaurant popular among visitors and young professionals had on its doors as of Tuesday 26th September, “CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE”. Lola’s was up to yesterday open and serving its many…

Man shot and Killed in Kingstown

Source: News 784 A man was shot and killed in capital city Kingstown on Tuesday afternoon.According to information Wendell O’Neal died from multiple gunshots. News784 was also told that two other bystanders were shot in the mayhem and rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. The shooting occurred at the seawall just outside the Leeward bus…

T&T: 86 percent of perpetrators of homicides walk free

Source: News 784 This country is faced with a low crime detection rate which means that 86 percent of perpetrators of homicides walk free. Criminologist and Criminal Psychologist Renee Cummings made this revelation at the Caribbean Security Forum last week at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain. “There are challenges in coming…

St Lucia Records Homicide #40

Source: News 784 (PRESS RELEASE) – On Monday, May 01, 2017, about 6:00 p.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department received a report of a stabbing on Jn Baptiste Street, Castries. Gregory Dolcy, a seventy-five (75) year-old resident of L’Anse Road, Castries, was admitted to the Victoria Hospital after having allegedly sustained one…

I Don’t Have To Respond Each Time There is a Killing

Source: News 784 Prime Minister Gonsalves responding to the recent killings over the weekend said,  some of the homicides are an absence of restraint murder, people just don’t know how to solve their problems by peaceful means, he said. He further said that some are related to associational groupings, where one set of…

Man shot and killed in Vermont

Source: News 784 St Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded yet another murder.The Vermont valley was the scene of such crime following the death of Raphael O’Neal over the weekend. Early reports say that one man was shot and the other injured and taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. The nation has…

Union Island students on burglary charge

Source: iWitness News Two 17-year-old students from Union Island were, on Monday, granted EC$2,500 bail each and placed on a 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in relation to a burglary charge. The students were jointly charged along with Cordell Jacobs, also of Union Island that between … Continue reading → Link: Union Island students on burglary

Magistrate re-elected head of Marriaqua Friendly Society

Source: iWitness News Magistrate Rickie Burnett was on Sunday re-elected as the president of the Marriaqua United Friendly Society, popularly known as Bunpan. Burnett was elected head of the board of directors to run the affairs of the burial society during its annual … Continue reading → Link: Magistrate re-elected head of Marriaqua

Edinboro man on attempted murder charge

Source: iWitness News An Edinboro man will return to court on next Monday, Oct. 2, for bail review in relation to an attempted murder charge. The man, Asbert Rodney, has been charged that on Friday, Sept. 22 at Edinboro, with intent to commit the … Continue reading → Link: Edinboro man on attempted murder

Sri Lankan arrested with nearly 1kg of gold in his rectum

Source: News 784 (BBC) – Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle gold and jewellery weighing up to 1kg (2.2lb) hidden in his rectum. Customs officials found 904 grams of gold, worth about 4.5m Sri Lankan rupees ($29,370, £21,700) inside the suspect’s rectal cavity. The 45-year-old Sri Lankan man…

Prisoners transferred from BVI to St Lucia

Source: News 784 British Virgin Islands (BVI) Governor Gus Jaspert has confirmed that prisoners from Her Majesty’s Prison on Tortola, BVI were transferred to the prison in St. Lucia today, Monday, September 25, according to BVI media reports. The governor did not say how many prisoners were transferred or if more will follow…

Vincentian Families In Canada Mobilise Aid For Dominica

Source: News 784 Several Vincentian families and friends stepped into action after seeing a Facebook post by consul General Fitzgerald Huggins where he donated a supply of tarps to the Dominican relief efforts in Toronto after the devastation of homes following the passage of hurricane Maria last Monday, September 19.  Accountant Alana Gumbs…

Airport resiliency workshop to be held in St Vincent

Source: News 784 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is set to stage a workshop this week designed to improve the disaster resiliency of its main Argyle International Airport. The workshop, to be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the airport, is being held under the Port Resiliency Program (PReP), an initiative of Outreach…

INAUGURAL ORANGE DAY PUBLIC SPEAKING

Source: News 784 Monday 25th September will be recognised globally as Orange Day. The 25th of every month has been designated as “Orange Day” by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign Unite to End Violence Against Women, to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls.  As a bright and…

SVG “A DEPARTMENT OF HELL”

Source: News 784 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of News784. Send all articles to newsroom@news784.com. RE: St Vincent Records Murder #28 Oh’ so sad to read of yet another murder! Another life now cut down! Sad, Sad, Sad!…

No Police Force Can Be Effective Without The Community

Source: News 784 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy News784.Send all articles to news784.com RE: James H on BREAKING: Murder At Casson Hill Politicians only talk about crime when there is a public outcry. A lot of the problems Caribbean countries…

Eustace says he will run again in East Kingstown

Source: iWitness News Former Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace announced on Friday that he will seek a sixth term as Member of Parliament for East Kingstown, a reversal of a position he took last year. Eustace, who turns 73 on Oct. 5, made the announcement … Continue reading → Link: Eustace says he will run

Ottley Hall Shooting Victim Dies, #29

Source: News 784 An Ottley Hall resident who shot multiple times on Thursday 21st September at about 10 pm, has died. News784 was informed that Lionel Ash lost the battle for life and passed away earlier tonight at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Ash according to police reports was shot nine times about…

Vincentians Among 7 Charged For Looting In BVI

Source: News 784 VINO is reporting that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has arrested seven persons for looting following Hurricane Irma. Among those charged are Vincentians, Jamaicans, and BVIslanders. Many looters went for food supplies, medicine and clothing, however, some grabbed alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, fashion shoes, jewellery and electronics, according to…

Delaware doctors to provide medical aid on Dominica

Source: News 784 A group of Delaware doctors plan to head to the Caribbean in the coming weeks to provide medical aid in the wake of disastrous Hurricane Maria. Dr Reynold Agard, a Newark internist and president of the Delaware Medical Relief Team, hopes more than 100 doctors, surgeons, nurses and pharmacists will…

JAPAN – Falling jet wing panel damages car

Source: News 784 (BBC) – A car was seriously damaged when part of an aeroplane’s wing landed on it in the Japanese city of Osaka. The piece, which weighed more than 4kg (9lb), fell from a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plane shortly after it departed Kansai International Airport on Saturday. It damaged the…

USA:Suspected shooter in deadly church attack identified

Source: News 784 A gunman “wearing a clown mask” opened fire in a Nashville-area church Sunday morning, killing a woman and wounding seven others, reports said. A hero church usher eventually turned the tables on the shooter and held him at bay till cops arrived, according to a local TV station. Suspect Emanuel Kidega Samson,…

A personal reflection on the fury of a hurricane

Source: iWitness News By Peter Richards ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — When I lived in Dominica, nearly two decades ago, it would take me about 15 minutes to walk from the capital, Roseau, to Loubiere in the south. On Thursday (Sept. 22), it took … Continue reading → Link: A personal reflection on the

Police investigate 3rd homicide this weekend

Source: iWitness News Police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are investigating the third homicide this weekend, all of whom died by way of gunshot. The latest victim is Keisha Melville, who was shot and killed in Murray’s Village, around 8 p.m. Initial reports … Continue reading → Link: Police investigate 3rd homicide this

St Vincent Records Murder #28

Source: News 784 St Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded it 28th homicide for the year 2017. This after a woman was shot and killed in the Murray Village community a short distance from capital city Kingstown. Reports are that at 7.20pm Keisha Melville was shot multiple times by an unknown assailant, the circumstances…

Man killed during hijacking identified

Source: iWitness News Police have identified as Andrew Roberts the man who Dale Lyttle shot dead in Casson Hill Friday night during a hijacking. Roberts and a yet unidentified accomplice attempted to rob Lyttle and hijacked his car as Lyttle was parked in … Continue reading → Link: Man killed during hijacking identified

Man overpowers hijackers, shoots one dead

Source: iWitness News A would-be robbery ended badly for the attempted robbers abound 11 p.m. Friday in Casson Hill. A man who car was hijacked shot one of the hijackers dead with their gun and is believed to have injured the other, who … Continue reading → Link: Man overpowers hijackers, shoots one

Two men shot and killed in St. Vincent

Source: iWitness News Police are investigating the shooting deaths of two males in separate incident in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Friday night. They have identified the victim in the shooting incident in the South Leeward community of Vermont, but are seeking the … Continue reading → Link: Two men shot and killed

BREAKING: Murder At Casson Hill

Source: News 784 News784 have just received information of another act of gun violence on the island of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The information remains sketchy, however, it is reported at this time that a man was shot while in a vehicle. The police at publication time was trying to ascertain the…

Murder In Top Vermont

Source: News 784 We have received reports of a murder in the community of Top Vermont, which occurred sometime around 10.30 pm according to information obtained. Villagers reported hearing gunshots and upon investigation, they discovered a man shot and apparently deceased. No other information is available at this time. Link: Murder In Top Vermont

Father killed sons, set house on fire, hangs himself

Source: News 784 BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Authorities in Bloomington, Illinois, say a 33-year-old man hid his family’s cellphones, killed his two children and intentionally set a house fire before hanging himself. Police on Wednesday identified the man as Eric Ringenberg. Officials identified the two boys only by their initials, 2-year-old CR and infant…

Girl, 4, shoots self while grabbing candy in grandma’s purse

Source: News 784 TAMPA, Fla. – A 4-year-old Florida girl has died after accidentally pulling the trigger of a gun when she reached into her grandmother’s purse for candy. Yanelly “Nelly” Zoller died Sept. 14 at the Tampa home of her grandparents, Michael and Christie Zoller. Her 22-year-old father Shane Zoller told the Tampa…

Eustace is ripe for the pickings by Luke

Source: News 784 The leader of the Unity Labour Party Dr Ralph Gonsalves wasted no time in reacting to the decision by Arnhim Eustace the former leader of the Opposition to contest the 2020 general elections. Eustace who is a five-time elected representative for the East Kingstown constituency had in November of 2016,…

BECKET ISSUES WARNING

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Man loses leg in smash-up in Argyle

Source: iWitness News A 54-year-old man lost his left leg and spent some time in intensive care after being injured in a head-on collision in Argyle Sunday night. The man, Wendell Toney of Colonaire, was travelling north along the Argyle Public Road when … Continue reading → Link: Man loses leg in smash-up

Viva iWitness News!!

Source: iWitness News By Patrick Ferrari Dear Kenton, You seemed to have ignored the rules of economics that says that there are limits to what a news media can do. Your work in the BVI is coverage par excellence, outstanding. And, even by … Continue reading → Link: Viva iWitness News!!

Unregistered tourism providers must register by September 29th

Source: News 784 The St.Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority is encouraging all unregistered tourism service providers to register their services by September 29, 2017, at its office on the 2nd Floor of the National Insurance Services (NIS) Building. Taxi and Tour Operators are asked to note that inspections of vehicles for the…

CED,BOSVG And SVGTCCU To Host Business Seminar

Source: News 784 Three entities here in St Vincent will host a business seminar entitled “Preparing Your Business Plan” at the SVG Community College Auditorium in Villa. The workshop will be held this Saturday, September 23 and is a follow-up to Part one of the Business Awareness Start-up Seminar held in August of…

Malaysian firm warns SVG against ‘those other Chinese people’

Source: iWitness News A Malaysian firm interested in investing in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has made it clear that they want to make money here and has warned against “those other Chinese people”. “St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an unpolished diamond. … Continue reading → Link: Malaysian firm warns SVG against

BREAKING: Man shot multiple times in Ottley Hall

Source: iWitness News A man was listed as in a critical condition at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, where he was taken after being shot some eight times Thursday night. The man, whose name iWitness News is yet to verify, was shot outside … Continue reading → Link: BREAKING: Man shot multiple times

Man charged for theft one day after ammo charge

Source: iWitness News A man who was on Wednesday granted EC$15,000 bail on a charge of possession of 25 cartridges of 12 gauge ammunition was on Thursday charged with theft. Conroy Edwards of Sandy Bay was brought before the Serious Offences Court charged … Continue reading → Link: Man charged for theft one

Malaysian firm donates 5 cars to SVG police

Source: iWitness News By API The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF), last Friday received five Toyota Aygo cars from the Malaysian company, Monspace The cars were handed over at a ceremony held at the Central Police Station, Kingstown. Commissioner … Continue reading → Link: Malaysian firm donates 5 cars

Man wounded following gunfire in Ottley Hall

Source: News 784 It seemed for a moment on Wednesday night that bullets were raining from the sky in Ottley Hall,  a village on the outskirts of capital city Kingstown. A well-placed source told News784 that over ten shots were fired and when the smoke was cleared, Lionel Ash also known as (Brother)…

Tennis club raises $11,000 for hurricane relief

Source: iWitness News Grassroot Tennis Club hosted a tennis marathon at the Grand View Hotel Tennis Court last Saturday to raise funds to assist Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Irma. Director of GTC, Grant Connell said the objective was that one coach of … Continue reading → Link: Tennis club raises ,000 for

The world’s richest woman dies

Source: News 784 (CNN ) – Liliane Bettencourt, the world’s richest woman, has died, her family said Thursday. Bettencourt, who was 94, was the heiress of the French cosmetics company L’Oreal. She was the daughter of the company’s founder, Eugène Schueller. Both Forbes and the Bloomberg Billionaire Index considered Bettencourt the world’s richest…

Homeless Dominicans invited to T&T

Source: News 784 (Trinidad Express) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced special arrangements to waive immigration restrictions so Dominicans left homeless by Hurricane Maria can to come to Trinidad and Tobago and stay for a period of time. Speaking during the post-Cabinet media briefing in Port of Spain on Thursday, Rowley…

Lynch Charged For The Death Of Kesroy King

Source: News 784 The Major Crime Unit (MCU) of the local Constabulary has arrested and charge Rose place resident Xavier Lynch for murder. He is accused of using a sharp instrument at Lower Middle Street, just after 7 am on September 15th, 2017 and inflicted wounds to the neck of Kesroy King form…

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