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December 15, 2017

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Taxi drivers left hoping for LIAT after Air Canada flight

Source: iWitness News By Kenton X. Chance While there was much celebration at the Argyle International Airport on Thursday with the historic landing of Air Canada Rouge’s inaugural flight from Toronto, one group of service providers saw very little direct benefit from the flight: taxi drivers. Tourism officials say that the 138-seater aircraft arrived and…

FOUNDER OF KINGSTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH PASSES

Source: News 784 The Kingstown Baptist Church is mourning the loss of its founder Don Overstreet. Reverend Overstreet was a Baptist Missionary, who came to St. Vincent and the Grenadines forty years ago and started the Kingstown Baptist Church on 1st May, 1977. Overstreet’s work extended outside the Kingstown Baptist Church. He was…

Colin David To know His Faith On December 28th

Source: News 784 Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court will give her conclusion with respect to gun and ammunition charges against 29-year-old Colin David of Long Wall on December 28th, 2017. The Chief Magistrate’s decision to do so came at the conclusion of the trial which was followed by submission…

JAMAICA – Politician and son killed by gunmen

Source: News 784 The police are investigating the circumstances that led to the fatal shooting of a woman and her son in the central parish of Clarendon on Wednesday. According to police, Carol Eubanks-Myles, 44, who is a caretaker with the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) in the parish, was in her…

Stabber slices woman who woke him out of concern

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) -A 30-year-old straphanger in Harlem escaped serious injury when she woke up a sleeping man to see if he needed help — and he tied to stab her in the head with scissors, police sources said Thursday. The attacker was still able to cut the woman on…

Travellers, officials pleased with Air Canada flight

Source: iWitness News By Kenton X. Chance For the last 10 years, Dwight DeBique has been travelling annually along with his son from Toronto, Canada to St. Vincent. But this year, the trip had one major difference: they had a direct flight from Canada to St. Vincent. The DeBiques were among the hundred-plus…

C’bean group helps hurricane-affected journalists replace equipment

Source: iWitness News Media workers from Dominica will be among the first regional recipients of assistance from the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) as part of a project to replace journalistic tools lost or destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September/October. Journalists and other media workers from Anguilla, Barbuda, Dominica and Tortola,…

Man swims out to sea in attempt to evade capture 

Source: iWitness News A Chateaubelair man who swam out to sea in an attempt to evade police capture could not escape an EC$7,500 fine after pleading guilty on a marijuana possession charge. Chesley Jobe, who is originally from Mesopotamia pleaded guilty to possession of 5,902 grammes of marijuana when he appeared before Chief…

Flow Disruptive Service Severely Affecting NLA Sales

Source: News 784 The National Lotteries Authority advise that due to internet connectivity problems being experienced from service provider Flow, the sale of tickets on all our online games namely 3D, Play 4, Lotto and Super 6 has been severely affected at agent locations island wide. Flow has acknowledged this problem and has assured that they…

Air Canada Rouge To Land In St Vincent At 4.15 PM

Source: News 784 The first scheduled international flight to land at the Argyle International Airport is now expected at 4.15pm The Air Canada Rouge flight which was scheduled to land at 3.06 pm is currently 28 minutes late due to delays at Pearson International Airport of up to 45 minutes. The Air Canada…

Sandy Bay Primary Takes Award For Excellence In Christmas Festival

Source: News 784 The award for excellence in the Ministry of Education’s Christmas Festival, has been presented to the Sandy Bay Primary School. The school has once again received the Festus Toney Award for excellence, based on their overall performance. Tourama Government and Stubbs Government Schools were also recognized for outstanding performance throughout…

SVG Chamber of Commerce Supports the Creative Sector for Christmas

Source: News 784 On Monday 18th December, the St Vincent & the Grenadines Chamber of Industry and Commerce, in conjunction with Kimya Glasgow Inc, will be hosting a Doing-Business-After-Hours event at Bungalow Restaurant & Bar in Villa entitled “Desperate Gifts”. The event will launch the designer Robert Young’s brand – The Cloth Caribbean…

Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52bn

Source: News 784 (BBC) -Walt Disney says it is to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for $52.4bn (£39bn). The deal includes Fox’s 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio, Disney announced. Fox’s remaining assets, including Fox News and Sports, will form a new company. The deal ends…

Should man sue over airport face basin charge?

Source: iWitness News The lawyer for the 76-year-old man against whom the prosecution on Monday withdrew a charge that he damaged a face basin at Argyle International Airport has asked whether his client should sue the government. On Monday, prosecutor Carl Williams informed the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court that the Crown was not proceeding against Raphael Patterson…

Judge’s question proves NDP not fishing for evidence — lawyer

Source: iWitness News Lead counsel for the petitioners in the election petitions lawsuits, Queen’s Counsel Stanley “Stalky” John, told the High Court on Wednesday that a question by the judge proves that his client has evidence in the matter and is not engaging in a fishing expedition. The respondents have claimed that the petitioners should…

Jail for man who thought illegal gun would bring luck

Source: iWitness News A 23-year-old man who thought that holding an illegal firearm for a friend would have brought him luck, might be counting his lucky stars that he would serve less than half of the seven-year jail term imposed on him for three illegal guns and 13 rounds of ammunition. On Wednesday,…

Air Canada Rouge to make inaugural flight to SVG today

Source: iWitness News Air Canada Rouge will today (Thursday) make its inaugural flight to the Argyle International Airport. Prime Minister Ralph E. Gonsalves, Minister of Tourism, Cecil McKie, and chief executive officer of the Tourism Authority, Glen Beache, will meet the Air Canada Rouge flight, on arrival. The flight is the first scheduled international…

Defence witness’ testimony seals prosecution’s case

Source: iWitness News A man accused of firearm and ammunition possession had hope that the testimony of another man, who is serving a five-year sentence for gun and ammunition possession, would have helped him to avoid a conviction. But Devon Ashton, 28, of New Montrose, watched as the witness, Kimron Thomas, 25 of…

Joleen Williams wins 2017 Prisons Public Speaking Competition

Source: News 784 A female inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison, is the winner of the 2017 Prisons Public Speaking Competitions held on Monday as part of activities for Prison Service Week. Joleen Williams outshined all participants, including two females and five males. The topics for debate were “Should the business community partner with…

1,500 people murdered in Jamaica; surpasses 2016 numbers

Source: News 784 (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – A total of 1, 500 people have been murdered in Jamaica so far this year, including 51 children, according to figures released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Periodic Serious and Violence Review. Last year, 1,350 people were murdered here. The figures show that nearly 1,400 men have…

Antigua: 70yro Granny gets 25yrs for manslaughter

Source: News 784 (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Seventy-year-old Millicent Cornwall-Roberts is likely to spend the rest of her life in jail now that Justice Keith Thom has sentenced her to 25 years for killing her granddaughter, Jael Thomas. The sentence was handed down yesterday in the High Court. Cornwall-Roberts was found guilty of manslaughter in…

Courts 9th Reading competition Takes Place Today

Source: News 784 The Finals of the local leg of the 9th Annual Courts Reading Competition will take place here today, with seven Primary Schools set to compete. The finalists are Kent Cain Jr. from the Brighton Methodist School; Christian Joseph representing Kingstown Preparatory; Jonneil Stowe – Lodge Village Government; Ethan Balcombe from the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic; Sheya Weeks – Spring…

‘Foreign agency’ investigating missing cocaine

Source: iWitness News The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has sought the assistance of a “foreign agency” to investigate the tampering of evidence at the Narcotic Base in Arnos Vale, from which at least one package of cocaine has gone missing. Station Sergeant of Police Catherine Robinson, who is second in…

Ballot motion used for ‘wiggle room’ in petitions — lawyer

Source: iWitness News Ballot motion used for ‘wiggle room’ in petitions — lawyer The respondents in the election petitions matters are slated to continue on today (Wednesday) to present their arguments against an amended motion by the petitioners seeking permission to inspect the ballot boxes used in Central Leeward in the December 2015…

Liberty Lodge boys taught to swim

Source: iWitness News The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Swimming Federation on Sunday completed a 24-week basic swim programme with residents of Liberty Lodge Boys Training Centre as part of the federations’ grassroots initiative funded by the Mustique Charitable Trusts. The centre is a home for at-risk and troubled youths and provides a…

How to welcome is Air Canada Rouge?

Source: iWitness News By C. ben-David The lead editorial in the Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 edition of Searchlight newspaper, presumably penned by its CEO/Editor, Clare Keizer, titled “Welcome Air Canada Rouge” applauds the arrival of the first ever regularly scheduled international non-stop flight to Argyle International Airport (AIA) in St. Vincent and the…

76yro Man Free To Leave St Vincent

Source: News 784 76 year old Raphael Patterson an Auto Motor Mechanic originally from Campden Park now residing in Trinidad and Tobago who was arrested and charged with the offence of damaging one face basin at the Argyle International Airport on Thursday November 30th, 2017 walked out of the Kingstown Magistrate Court a…

Salesman Fined $6000 For Possession Of Counterfeit Money

Source: News 784 A fine of $6,000.00 was on Monday, December 11th, 2017 imposed upon David Legair a salesman from the community of Paul Over by Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court after he was convicted for having in his   Thirty-One Hundred Dollars Eastern Caribbean notes which he believed or…

Trinidad: Human milk bank coming soon

Source: News 784 (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) – Desperate to save the fragile premature babies languishing at the nation’s hospitals, newly appointed director of Women’s Health Dr Adesh Sirjusingh is planning to set up a human milk bank in T&T, the first of its kind in the English speaking Caribbean. Sirjusingh, who was appointed by the…

BREAKING: Caribbean To Get $8 Billion Climate Investment

Source: News 784 It was just announced that several Caribbean leaders, such as Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank as well as businesses and supporters from the Caribbean and the international community including Sir Richard Branson have come together to create the Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition. The coalition aims to use an $8 billion…

JAMAICA – Police probe multiple shooting at funeral

Source: News 784 (CNS) -Investigators are following strong leads in their probe into the shooting of nine people at a funeral on Windward Road in Kingston Sunday afternoon. The police report that shortly after 3 p.m., mourners were outside King’s Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Church when three armed men arrived in a car. They…

JAMAICA – 83yro woman dies after being raped and beaten

Source: News 784 (CNS) -An 83-year-old woman who was raped and beaten by men who broke into her house in Williamsfield, Watchwell, St. Elizabeth on Wednesday has died. Cian Foster passed away Sunday at Black River Hospital where she was being treated. It’s reported that Miss Foster was alone at home when the men carried…

MARTINIQUE – Baby formula maker issues global recall

Source: News 784 (CNS) – Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the world’s largest dairy groups, said it was warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since…

Lowmans man pleads guilty to guns, ammo charges

Source: iWitness News A Lowmans Hill man will return to court on Wednesday for the hearing of the facts and sentencing in relation to three counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm and one count of possession of ammunition without a licence. Leany Shallow pleaded guilty to the charges while his co-accused, Wendy Trotman, pleaded…

Man fined for counterfeit money

Source: iWitness News A 44-year-old Paul Over man was on Monday ordered to pay a fine of EC$6,000 after he was found guilty of possession of 30 counterfeit EC$100 notes. David Legair’s lawyer, Israel Bruce, had, last week Monday, Dec. 5, asked Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias to find his client not guilty of the charge.…

Inland Revenue Reports Improved levels of tax compliance

Source: News 784 Improved levels of compliance among all tax types across the country were evident for 2017. This according to information from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD). Comptroller at the Inland Revenue Department, Mr. Kelvin Pompey, speaking on WEFM, noted that one of the areas which remains a major concern is the…

Police warns about counterfeit notes during Christmas

Source: News 784 Vincentians, visitors, and particularly vendors, have issued a word of caution by Police to be on the lookout for the circulation of counterfeit currency. Assistant Superintendent of Police, Hezron Ballantyne Speaking on NBC’s Police on the Beat programme said that the notes are particularly prevalent during the busy festive season.…

UPDATE: High Court restroom repaired!

Source: iWitness News The dilapidated bathroom at the historic High Court building in Kingstown was repaired on Monday. The repair came the first working day after iWitness News reported on the conditions there. Pieces of board had been placed across a gap in the floor to make it possible for persons to safely use the toilet…

Bottom feeding with the Palestinians

Source: iWitness News By C. ben-David For those unaware of the meaning of the term “bottom feeding,” when applied to humans it is a metaphor for behaving like a fish or other animal at the bottom of the food chain that is forced to scavenge for scraps at the bed of a body…

Police Christmas Carolling Contest this Friday

Source: iWitness News The Police Credit Union Police Christmas Carolling takes place this Friday on the grounds of the Central Police Station, commencing at 7:30 p.m. Thirteen choirs will participate in this year’s competition – seven in the senior category — Western Carollers, Eastern Carollers, Coast Guard Carollers, CPS Blasters, Auxiliary Police Carollers,…

Cocaine missing from police evidence room

Source: iWitness News One of eight packages of cocaine that form evidence in an on-going High Court trial, is missing from the police evidence room. Director of Public Prosecution, Colin Williams, made the disclosure at the High Court on Monday. Williams’ comments came at beginning of the trial in which Benjamin Harvey and Vincent…

Drama as promoter takes ex-girlfriend to court

Source: iWitness News One year after he claimed he was “conned” into self-imposed “house arrest”, the drama surrounding popular promoter Regis “Splectron” Williams continued on Friday at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court with the hearing of the first of four lawsuits he has brought against his ex-girlfriend, Isha Sam. (See video at end of post) “Your…

NDP wants judge assigned to petitions only

Source: iWitness News Chair of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), Daniel Cummings, believes that the High Court should reduce the workload of the judge hearing the two elections petitions his party has filed, so she can focus only on those matters. Two years on, there is yet to be a resolution…

Prisoners to display debating skills today

Source: iWitness News Inmates at Her Majesty’s Prisons will show off their debating skills today (Monday) as the annual week of activities continue under the theme “Rehabilitation for Reintegration”. The week is observed in an effort to showcase to the public the work that is being done to reform offenders. The activities began on…

Shocking Death Of Union Island Mother And Baby

Source: News 784 The health services at the General Hospital in Grenada has again been placed under a microscope following the unfortunate death of thirty-two-year-old, Shanique Matthews and her 10-pound baby boy within hours of each other and her best friend who claims to have stood with her throughout what she described as…

Palestinian Developers To Add 10,000 Jobs to SVG Economy

Source: News 784 (By Ernesto Cooke) -The Government of SVG signed 4 cooperation agreements with the State of Palestine. The ceremony took place at Cabinet room last Wednesday with  Jihad Mohammed Investment Group (JM Group).  Jihad Mohammed and his Vice President, along with other investors are involved in an important Tourism project at…

NY: Gun-toting suspect hits five officers with car

Source: News 784 (NY POST) – Five cops were hurt when a gun-toting goon sideswiped them with his car in Brooklyn on Sunday morning, authorities said. The officers were responding to reports of a man and woman fighting over a shared driveway on Avenue L near East 53rd Street in Flatlands just after…

The Mutilated Ballots! – Facts Or Conspiracy?

Source: iWitness News Editor’s note: The High Court is scheduled to hear on Tuesday and Wednesday the petitioner’s motion to inspect ballots and other documents used in Central Leeward in the Dec. 9, 2015 general elections.  By Voter In its issue of Friday, Nov. 17, 2016, the News published photographs which reproduced the…

Southern Grenadines MP House Burglarised

Source: News 784 Reports are that the residence of the Hon Terrance Ollivierre MP for the Southern Grenadines was burglarised on Friday night, 8th December 2017. Money, cell phone and everything of material value was removed according to the report made. According to MP Terrance Ollivierre, he and his family remained unhurt during the incident however they…

SVG Score Fell By 2 Points On The Corruption Index

Source: News 784 No country gets close to a perfect score in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016.Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in this year’s index fall below the midpoint of our scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). St Vincent and the Grenadines ranked 35 for 2016 and had a…

CARICOM SIGNS THE DECLARATION OF ST. MARY’S

Source: News 784 We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the Republic of Cuba, meeting in St. Mary’s, Antigua and Barbuda, on 8 December 2017, on the occasion of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit and in commemoration of the forty-fifth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations among the independent states…

401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbs book launched

Source: iWitness News Vincentian educator, Nigel A. Morgan has launched his book, “401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbs” “401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbs: Amazing Expressions to Guide You”, captures the unique way of communication inherited from past Vincentian generations for future generations, uncovering the precious legacy … Continue reading → Link: 401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbs book

House Speaker writes about ULP mistreatment  

Source: iWitness News Speaker of the House of Assembly, Jomo Thomas, has gone public with what he says is a “discreet, but distinct position” taken by his Unity Labour Party (ULP) to exile him. “Evidently, real meaning must be given to the proclamation … Continue reading → Link: House Speaker writes about ULP

Accused murderer gives cop scare in court

Source: iWitness News A police officer was given a scare as murder accused, Jurani Baptiste, suddenly complained of feeling unwell and became limp as he was being escorted to the restroom at the Serious Offences Court on Monday. The 19-year-old Sandy Bay youth, who … Continue reading → Link: Accused murderer gives cop scare

SVG looking At Italian And French Markets

Source: News 784 SVG is looking to receive visitors from other markets, however, to enter into new markets you must have at least a three-year plan, along with more resources. So says Glen Beache Head of the SVG Tourism Authority “ The New markets which we are looking at include Italy and France,…

INAUGURAL AIR CANADA ROUGE FLIGHT TO SVG

Source: News 784 Air Canada Rouge will on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 make its inaugural flight to the Argyle International Airport. The Air Canada Rouge flight which is the first scheduled international non-stop flight to the destination will be met on arrival by the Hon. Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves, Hon. Minister…

March and Rally to end 16 days of activism in Biabou

Source: News 784 The Ministry of National Mobilisation will culminate it’s 16 days of activism with a candle light march and rally in the Biabou area on Sunday 10th December. This as the Gender Affairs Division wraps up an intense 16 days awareness drive through the islands under the theme “leave no one…

Hayden Billingy Releases Official Music Video “Good Times”

Source: News 784 The Official Music Video for Good Times (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), a patriotic single by Hayden Billingy Music is finally released. Following on the heels of the successful launch of his single Good Times to celebrate St. Vincent and the Grenadines 38th Independence, Hayden teamed up with local filmmaker…

College grad gets break after drug conviction

Source: iWitness News A 21-year-old Community College graduate was, on Wednesday, given a chance to make something of himself after Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias expunged his record on a marijuana conviction. The youth, who graduated from one of the nation’s single-sex schools with seven subjects … Continue reading → Link: College grad gets break after

Vincentian Jodie Dennie wins Queen’s Young Leaders award

Source: iWitness News The Queen’s Young Leaders programme has announced that Vincentian Jodie Dennie from has been chosen as one of the final ever Queen’s Young Leaders Award winners in recognition of the lead she is taking in her community to change lives. The … Continue reading → Link: Vincentian Jodie Dennie wins Queen’s

Witness falls through High Court restroom’s floor

Source: iWitness News A witness in a matter at the High Court on Tuesday fell through the floor of the public restroom of the historic building in Kingstown. The witness, a former police officer, showed the media the smudges on his trousers as a result … Continue reading → Link: Witness falls through High Court

Hayden Billingy’s ‘Good Times’ music video released

Source: iWitness News The Official Music Video for “Good Times (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)”, a patriotic single by Hayden Billingy Music has been released. Following on the heels of the successful launch of his single “Good Times” to celebrate St. Vincent and … Continue reading → Link: Hayden Billingy’s ‘Good Times’ music

TRINIDAD: Two Cops Charged with Helping Prisoner Escape

Source: News 784 Two police officers and the woman at whose home prison escapee Vicky Boodram was found have been charged with helping the fraud accused businesswoman in her attempt to flee from justice. Police Constables LeVon Sylvester and Lisa Navarro appeared in court yesterday afternoon jointly charged with fraudulently facilitating Boodram’s release…

20 Cruise Calls In 7 Days For SVG

Source: News 784 St Vincent is expected to receive 20 cruise calls in seven days, this according to Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture Cecil McKie McKie, Speaking on WEFM Wednesday said the exciting week began on Sunday last. “On Sunday we had three calls-Kingstown, Bequia, Mayreau; Monday we had a call to…

RIDU TRIBUTE TO MAXWELL HAYWOOD

Source: News 784 The Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit is saddened by the passing of the late Maxwell Haywood. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Sherrill- Ann Haywood, their children and family. Maxwell was a true Vincentian patriot who sought to promote everything “vincy” through his involvement in Diaspora organizations in…

All Saints University To Hold White Coat Ceremony

Source: News 784 Twenty-nine (29) Medical students will receive their White Coats when the All Saints University, College of Medicine, St Vincent and the Grenadines, holds the sixteenth (16th) White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The ceremony will be held at the Arnos Vale Campus, beginning at 4.00 pm. The donning of the…

FIFTEEN CHOIRS TO PARTICIPATE IN CHRISTMAS CAROLLING

Source: News 784 Fifteen schools and school groups across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are preparing for the GIFTED Carolling Competition at the ultimate Christmas village on Saturday 16th December 2017 at the Solidarity Car Park from 1-8pm. The carolling choirs will compete in two categories: Primary category and Secondary/Tertiary category. In the…

US Agents Seize Guns, Ammo Destined For Jamaica

Source: News 784 (Jamaica Gleaner) – The Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting a mega bust in the United States (US) of a shipment of guns and ammunition destined for an address in Jamaica. In a tweet posted a short while ago, the police say the shipment of 117 guns and an assortment of…

TCU North East Masters retains title

Source: iWitness News Teachers the Credit Union North East Masters retained the SVG Masters 20/20 cricket competition title by defeating RSVG Police Masters by 50 runs in the final of the competition played at the Sion Hill Playing Field on Sunday. Batting first … Continue reading → Link: TCU North East Masters retains

Patel pleased after NDP leadership meeting

Source: iWitness News Member of Parliament for North Leeward, Roland “Patel” Matthews, a vice-president of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), says he is pleased with a meeting with party president, Godwin Friday, and fellow vice-president, St. Clair Leacock. The meetings came after … Continue reading → Link: Patel pleased after NDP leadership

Wife’s weed gift unwraps $2,000 fine

Source: iWitness News A 53-year-old woman ended up having to pay a $2,000 fine for a portion of marijuana that she told the court she had asked for as a gift for her husband. Corlita Charles of Chauncey pleaded guilty on Monday at … Continue reading → Link: Wife’s weed gift unwraps ,000

Fair Hall man chopped in the face at his home

Source: iWitness News A Glen man has been remanded into custody until Monday for bail review on a charge that he chopped a Fair Hall resident in the face at the virtual complainant’s home at 4:30 a.m. Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche objected to … Continue reading → Link: Fair Hall man chopped in

St Vincent: Over 9000 Visit Logos Hope In One Day

Source: News 784 St Vincent currently holds the record for the most visitors aboard the Logos Hope in any one day, during its Caribbean tour. On Saturday 2nd December some 9387 persons boarded the ship while it docked at the island main port in Kingstown. Logos Hope International, the World’s Largest Floating Book…

MI5 foils terror plot to kill British PM

Source: News 784 (BBC) – A man has been charged with planning to use an improvised explosive device to blow up the gates of Downing Street before entering No 10 and making an attempt on Theresa May’s life. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, allegedly planned to launch a bomb attack on the security gates outside…

ECGC Foundation/UWI Bursaries

Source: News 784 The ECGC Foundation INC., in collaboration with the University of the West Indies Open Campus, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, will officially hand over bursaries for Semester One for the academic year 2017/2018 to four (4) Open Campus students on Thursday, December 7th at 9:30 am. The ceremony will be…

27 Female Officers Complete Sexual Offence Training Course

Source: News 784 The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVPF), in an effort to tackle the incidence of sexual offences on the island, concluded two weeks of training, consisting of 27 female members (of various ranks) in the constabulary. The commencement ceremony took place on the 1st December 2017 at…

401 VINCY CARIBBEAN PROVERBS BOOK LAUNCHED

Source: News 784 The event was ably chaired by Mr. Nigel Scott-Director of SVGCC. Opening prayer was done by Pastor Calvert Shortte. The national anthem was played by Saeed Bowman who also rendered the late Jerold ‘Rasum’ Shallow’s song ‘Perseverance’. Dr. George Frederick brought a brilliant and hilarious preview of the book which…

Prison Service To Hold Week Of Activities

Source: News 784 In an effort to showcase to the public the work that is been done to reform offenders passing through the Prison Service, we will be holding our annual Week of Activities under the theme “Rehabilitation for Reintegration” which commences on 10th and ends on 17th December, 2017. The week opens…

‘The NDP is indivisible’ — party leader

Source: iWitness News Persons who were hoping that Member of Parliament for Central Kingstown, St. Clair Leacock, would have walked away from his New Democratic Party (NDP), have a new guess coming. “The NDP is indivisible. We are one in our cause to … Continue reading → Link: ‘The NDP is indivisible’ —

Keith Joseph is ‘very much out of his place’ — Leacock

Source: iWitness News Member of Parliament for Central Kingstown, St. Clair Leacock, has described social commentator Keith Joseph as “out of his place” for comments he made on his “Just Another Look” programme on Saturday. “That the ruling regime has opted to target Leacock … Continue reading → Link: Keith Joseph is ‘very much

Police officers trained in understanding sexual offence

Source: iWitness News The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF), in an effort to tackle incidences of sexual offences in the country, have trained 27 female officers of various ranks about understanding sexual offences. The commencement ceremony for the two-week … Continue reading → Link: Police officers trained in understanding

SVG against US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Source: iWitness News The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on Tuesday urged the United States “to refrain from recognising Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel”. “Any such recognition would imperil the internationally-agreed Two-State Solution, destabilise the Middle … Continue reading → Link: SVG against US move to

‘Leacock is an NDP man’ — Cummings

Source: iWitness News Chair of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), Daniel Cummings, does not think he has to do anything in particular to dissuade embattled vice-president, St. Clair Leacock, from leaving the party. “I don’t think anything is required for that. … Continue reading → Link: ‘Leacock is an NDP man’

The new definition of high blood pressure

Source: iWitness News By Pauline Garbedian-DeFreitas Managing Director, Health Solutions Inc. On Nov. 13, 2017, the American Heart Association announced the first major new blood pressure guidelines with approximately 106 recommendations. (See graphic below). This is the first extensive update in over a … Continue reading → Link: The new definition of high

The woes of SVG’s public transportation system

Source: iWitness News By Dave I applaud the efforts of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force in attempting to improve the public transportation system. A number of new signs can be seen in and close to Kingstown, in part to … Continue reading → Link: The woes of SVG’s public

“They Can Throw Me Out Of Their Party” Says Leacock

Source: News 784 Major Leacock is back at it again. On Monday Leacock said that in politics you take a lot of beating, he was responding to Keith Joesph a commentator on Nice Radio Saturday program “Just Another Look”. He said that it’s hard to listen to Joesph admonishing him, and of all…

Leacock says he can’t win as an independent candidate

Source: iWitness News Vice-President of the New Democratic Party, St. Clair Leacock, who has been in a protracted and public battle with his party since he failed to become its leader last year, says that he cannot win as an independent candidate. Speaking … Continue reading → Link: Leacock says he can’t win

Leacock ‘felt very badly’ about Eustace’s public rebuke

Source: iWitness News Vice-President of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), St. Clair Leacock, says he “felt very badly” when former party president, Arnhim Eustace, chastised him publicly on radio last week over public comments Leacock had made about his party’s appointment … Continue reading → Link: Leacock ‘felt very badly’ about

Over 3 Million Dollars For Christmas Road Program

Source: News 784 The annual Christmas road cleaning program has started. The work is being done throughout all 15 constituencies. The cleaning program is being done at a cost of slightly over 3 million dollars. In September of this year, 2.5 million was expended for the back to school road cleaning program. PM…

120 Youths Employed At The Port For Christmas

Source: News 784 Well over 100 youths would be employed in port Kingstown and Campden Park for the Christmas holidays. PM Gonsalves told StarFm Morning scoop that some 120 youths have been employed for the annual Christmas work program. He said most of the youngsters would be those who are now out of…

Official Opening of Cumberland Bridge, February 2018

Source: News 784 The new Cumberland Bridge which was constructed at a cost of 13.5 million E.C dollars will be officially open in February 2018. Funded by the Mexican government, the bridge would be the longest spanning bridge on the island. Prime Minister Gonsalves speaking on the radio last week said, that Mexican…

Golden Krust CEO killed himself over tax debt

Source: News 784 (NY POST) -The founder of the Golden Krust Jamaican beef patty empire killed himself amid fears the feds were investigating him for evading millions of dollars in taxes, The Post has learned. A family member told detectives that Lowell Hawthorne, 57, admitted the huge tax debt to some of his relatives,…

US-based Vincy activist Maxwell Haywood dies

Source: iWitness News (Republished from Caribbean Life) By Nelson A. King Just four days before he was to be honored by a Vincentian group in Brooklyn, popular Vincentian community activist Maxwell Haywood died on Wednesday after ailing for some time. Haywood’s wife, Sherrill-Ann … Continue reading → Link: US-based Vincy activist Maxwell Haywood

Embattled diplomat was ‘set up,’ ULP says

Source: iWitness News The diplomat who was recalled following a report that he split his wife’s lips open with a punch to the mouth was “set up”, a spokesperson for the ruling Unity Labour Party has said. Frank Da Silva made the claim … Continue reading → Link: Embattled diplomat was ‘set up,’

Important Weather Bulletin From NEMO

Source: News 784 “Instability from the shearline currently over the extreme Southern Windward islands will reach S.V.G by late tonight. A surface trough is currently located at 55W. These two features coupled with a moist mid to upper-level pattern will combine to produce generally cloudy to overcast skies, showers, some of which may be…

Vincentian students excel in Venezuela

Source: iWitness News Vincentian students at the Caribbean Maritime University in Venezuela, Methlyn Gill and Decolia Adams graduated last Thursday with Bachelor’s degrees in management of international trade. Both students were recipients of scholarships provided by the Government of Venezuela. Gill graduated with … Continue reading → Link: Vincentian students excel in Venezuela

Argyle airport’s opportunity cost

Source: iWitness News By C. ben-David As discussed in my last essay (see number 64 below), the economic notion of “opportunity cost” — the balance between choosing one alternative over another, in this case, building and maintaining Argyle International Airport (AIA) on the … Continue reading → Link: Argyle airport’s opportunity cost

The benefits of community policing

Source: iWitness News By Brenton Smith Within the last 30 years, countries worldwide have seen an increase in other government agencies, as well as community members, the media and private businesses forming collaborative partnerships between themselves and the law enforcement agencies. Community policing … Continue reading → Link: The benefits of community policing

BARBADOS: Potholes a test from God

Source: News 784 A Government Senator today suggested that the vexing problem of potholes was a test from God, while challenging Barbadians to resist the temptation to complain. Senator Jepter Ince, the parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, made the comments in the Upper House today during debate on the Road Traffic…

19th child out of 21 children is first to graduate from college

Source: News 784 My name is Paul Lamar Hunter, and I am the 19th child out of 21 children. I am the 1st to graduate college with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University.  I would like an opportunity to have my story in News784 newspaper and website.  ———————————————…

NEW YORK: Girl, 15, stabbed and set on fire

Source: News 784 (ABC7NY) – Philadelphia police say a teenage girl was stabbed approximately 80 times and then set on fire met by a man she met on Facebook. The body of 15-year-old Sabriya McLean was found in the 200 block of South 49th Street late Tuesday morning. According to investigators, McLean met up…

TRINIDAD: Good Samaritan knifed to death

Source: News 784 (Trinidad Express) – A MARABELLA man was stabbed to death on Friday by his neighbour, an outpatient of the mental hospital. Deceased Anderson Babwah was stabbed at least five times and died at hospital. Babwah, 24, was killed on the street he lived at New Haven Avenue. At around 8…

VINCENTIAN STUDENTS EXCEL IN VENEZUELA

Source: News 784 Vincentian students at the Caribbean Maritime University in Venezuela, Ms. Methlyn Gill and Ms. Decolia Adams graduated on Thursday 30th November with Bachelor’s Degrees in Management of International Trade. Both students were recipients of scholarships provided by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Ms. Gill graduated with Honours…

76-year-old denied departure from AIA

Source: News 784 Raphael Patterson a 76-year-old originally from Campden Park now a citizen of the twin island of Trinidad and Tobago has been denied his departure pending a case of damage to property which is said to have occurred on November 30th, 2017 at the Argyle International Airport. Reports are that on…

Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

Source: News 784 The fight against gender-based violence in this country continues as the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, the Family, Gender and Youth Affairs tackle this serious issue which plagues the Vincentian society. The Ministry has embarked on 16 days of activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign under the theme “leave no…

Police Caroling Contest Takes Place 15th December

Source: News 784 The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force is preparing to again showcase the talents of its membera in the highly anticipated Police Caroling Contest to take place this month. The 2017 edition of the Police Cooperative Credit Union’s Police Caroling Contest is scheduled to take place on Friday December…

SVG REPRESENTED AT MID-LEVEL DIPLOMAT COURSE IN NEW DELHI

Source: News 784 The Ministry of External Affairs – Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi India hosted a special two-week course for diplomats from within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The course commenced on Monday 13th November, 2017 and continued to Friday 24th November, 2017. The programme was in keeping with the vision of…

20 graduate from Schools for Children with Special Needs

Source: News 784 Twenty students  have graduated from the Schools for Children with Special Needs in Georgetown and Kingstown. At a ceremony on Thursday , Principal of the Kingstown branch, Naseem Smith, encouraged the graduates to strive for excellence amidst the challenges. During her remarks, Smith paused to recognize the sterling contribution of…

Foreign Investment Expands in Cuba

Source: News 784 (CARIBBEAN360) –Maybe many of us thought that this project was a dream six years ago, but not anymore. The geography has completely changed, because of everything that has been built and the investments that have been approved,” said Nathaly Suárez, director of Construction Management at the Mariel Special Development Zone…

Foreign Interest Growing In Barbados’ Cassava Industry

Source: News 784 (CARIBBEAN 360) –Barbados’ growing cassava industry has caught the attention of retailers in the United States and Israel. Divisional Head of Agricultural Services at the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC), Paul Waithe, says there has been good response to using locally-produced cassava products, including for flour, bread, cake…

PI into brothers’ murder adjourned

Source: iWitness News The three men accused of the shooting murder of two brothers earlier this year will return to court in December for the commencement of a preliminary inquiry. Former police officer, Richard Francis, 32, a van driver from Layou, along with … Continue reading → Link: PI into brothers’ murder adjourned

Leacock stands down in senatorial post spat

Source: iWitness News Vice-president of the New Democratic Party, St. Clair Leacock on Wednesday declined to respond frontally to a public rebuke by former party president Arnhim Eustace. Eustace had said on Monday that Leacock should have used the party’s internal mechanisms to express his views about … Continue reading → Link: Leacock stands down in senatorial

Qatar, SVG youth could visit for cultural exchanges

Source: iWitness News St. Vincent and the Grenadines has signed a cultural cooperation agreement with the Qatari Ministry of Sports and Culture that speaks to youth from both countries visiting each other to better understand their cultures. Minister of Finance and Economic Development, … Continue reading → Link: Qatar, SVG youth could visit

Sunil Ambris Is First Vincentian Batsman On The WI Team Since 1956

Source: News 784 (stuff.co.nz) – In-form batsman Sunil Ambris is the new face in the West Indies test cricket squad for their tour of New Zealand. The 24-year-old from St Vincent played a solitary one-day international against England in September, scoring 38 not out off 27 balls, but wasn’t part of the test squad who just…

WORLD: Pastor guns down family in triple murder

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) – A domestic dispute turned deadly when a man shot and killed his wife, her daughter, and the daughter’s boyfriend at their Virginia home on Thanksgiving evening, police said. Christopher Gattis, 58, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of use of a…

33yro American To Face Court Charges In SVG

Source: News 784 33 year old Clifford Coelho from the state of Michigan in the United States of America is now before the Court on charges of entering the state without the consent of an immigration officer, entering a place that is not a port of entry and having in his possession of…

Amanda Mitchell Releases “The Woman at the Well”

Source: News 784 CARRIACOU, Grenadine Islands – As Amanda Jack reflected on her journey from a lost young woman to a strong individual with purpose, she decided to share her personal discovery that God has a plan for her, and by extension all of his creations, that is better than anything one could…

C’bean forecasters have ‘good news’ as dry season begins

Source: iWitness News By Kenton X. Chance GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC — After a disastrous hurricane season, Caribbean forecasters have good news for the upcoming wet season, which begins, on Friday, Dec. 1. “We are happy to announce for once that the climate outlook … Continue reading → Link: C’bean forecasters have ‘good news’

“I Did not parachute into the NDP”

Source: News 784 As the war of words continue following the public scolding of St Clair Leacock by former Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace, as to statements he made recently about the appointments of new senators by the NDP, Leacock on the radio Wednesday said he would not give the ULP anything…

Taiwan Donates Computers To Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

Source: News 784 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce was the proud recipient of thirty five (35) Asus computers donated by the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). These computers were distributed to eighteen (18) Educational Institutions across St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In welcoming the donation of the computers…

The new definition of high blood pressure is now 130/80 mm Hg

Source: News 784 On November 13th, 2017 the first major new blood pressure guidelines with approximately 106 recommendations was announced by the American Heart Association (see graphic below). This is the first extensive update in over a decade which was announced after careful review by numerous health care professions and organizations. The new…

Sion Hill Man To Stand Trial

Source: News 784 Stephen Stephens from the community of Sion Hill has been committed to stand trial at the next practical sitting of the Criminal Session on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm upon his uncle Rendol Stephens of Vermont on October 29th 2016 at Buccament. The order was given on Wednesday…

ST KITTS: Double Salary Announcement

Source: News 784 St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Timothy Harris says the Cabinet will make an announcement on Thursday (Nov 30) if the government will be paying a double salary to its employees in December. Prime Minister Harris said at a press conference on Wednesday that despite…

SVG Finance minister optimistic after Qatar visit

Source: iWitness News Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves was very upbeat and optimistic at a press conference on Tuesday after an official visit to Qatar, his first since taking up the finance portfolio this month. During his trip, Gonsalves held meetings with Prime Minister of … Continue reading → Link: SVG Finance minister optimistic after

PM’s health numbers ‘much better’ than last year

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says that his health is much better than it was last year June. “I’m in good shape for a 71-year-old man,” he told a press conference in Kingstown on Tuesday, after receiving an annual health check-up in … Continue reading → Link: PM’s health numbers ‘much better’

Fuel surcharge reduction for November

Source: News 784 The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Electricity Services Limited VINLEC has announced that there will be a fuel surcharge reduction for the month of November. Vinlec says that the rate applicable for the month of November is 27.38 cents per unit. It says that this figure represents a decrease from…

Community Policing By Brenton Smith

Source: News 784 Within the last 30 years, countries worldwide have seen an increase in other government agencies, as well as community members, the media and private businesses forming a collaborative partnership between themselves and the Law Enforcement agency. Community policing is the name given to collaborative partnership between the police and the…

First National Cyber Security Symposium

Source: News 784 The Internet Society St. Vincent & the Grenadines Chapter in collaboration with Caribbean Network Operators Group  (CaribNOG), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) the Internet Society  (ISOC) presents the first National Cyber Security Symposium. This first St Vincent and the Grenadines Cyber…

PM explains Xandra Marshall’s employment status

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on Tuesday clarified the employment status of Xandra Marshall, the deputy consul general whose diplomat husband punched her in the face in New York on Friday, according to media reports. St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Consul General in New … Continue reading → Link: PM explains Xandra Marshall’s employment

PM defends diplomatic appointments 

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on Tuesday defended his government diplomatic appointments, amidst the unfolding scandal surrounding one of the nation’s envoys beating his wife in New York on Friday, “As far as I am aware, this is the first case of domestic violence … Continue reading → Link: PM defends diplomatic appointments 

South Central Windward, A Bastion for ULP

Source: News 784 ( By Ernesto Cooke) – Hon. Saboto Caesar sitting parliamentary representative for the constituency of South Central Windward says his constituency is a bastion for the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP). Caesar was contacted by News784 to get his response to comments made by opposition member Hon. St. Clair Leacock,…

NDP heavyweights in public spat over senatorial post

Source: iWitness News A vice-president of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has declined comment amidst a public rebuke by another senior member over comments about the continued appointment of opposition senator Sherlan “Zita” Barnwell. St. Clair Leacock, who is also Member … Continue reading → Link: NDP heavyweights in public spat

Flow And Digicel To Sign Agreement

Source: News 784 On Thursday a ceremony will be held for the signing of an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Agreement between the Service Providers Digicel and Flow St. Vincent. The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) says it will be signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and an Internet Exchange Governance Agreement to facilitate…

School Teacher Nigel Morgan Launches Book

Source: News 784 A book which seeks to keep popular Vincentian expressions alive will hit the market this Christmas season. Titled 401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbs: Amazing Expressions to Guide You, the book is authored by Vincentian school teacher, Nigel Morgan, who is celebrating forty years in his chosen profession. Morgan attributes the influence…

Zimbabwe declares Mugabe’s birthday a holiday

Source: News 784 Zimbabwe has officially declared 21 February to be Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, thereby making the former president’s birthday a public holiday, the Herald newspaper reports. Calls for the former president’s birthday to be made a national holiday were adopted by the government in August, following intense lobbying by…

Prince Harry to marry girlfriend Meghan Markle next year

Source: News 784 (BBC) – Prince Harry is to marry his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle. The prince, fifth in line to the throne, will marry Ms Markle next spring and they will live at Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace, London. The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, secretly got…

Mother who killed disabled daughter is found dead by suicide

Source: News 784 (YAHOO) -A terminally ill Illinois mother who killed her severely disabled daughter in 2015 committed suicide two days before she was due to return to prison. Officials confirmed Bonnie Liltz, 57, who was set to return to prison Monday for the crime, was found inside her Schaumburg apartment Saturday. Liltz was…

Ministry condemns adoption advert

Source: iWitness News The family affairs ministry in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday condemned a newspaper advert about a  “private attorney assisted adoption” of “children of any age”, saying that such an advertisement is illegal under the Child (Care and Adoption) Act 2010. … Continue reading → Link: Ministry condemns adoption advert

ULP operating like ‘gravediggers’, NDP tells farmers

Source: iWitness News The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) continued its consultations with various sectors of the Vincentian economy with an agriculture forum in Greiggs on Thursday. Israel Bruce, the NDP’s candidate for South Central Windward, where Greiggs is located, said that the … Continue reading → Link: ULP operating like ‘gravediggers’, NDP

Stabbing death brings SVG’s homicide count to 40

Source: iWitness News The stabbing death of a man in Canouan Sunday night has brought the homicide count in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to 40 — level with 2016’s record-breaking figure. Police say that a man who goes by the alias “Piper” died on … Continue reading → Link: Stabbing death brings SVG’s homicide

GUYANA: Toddler crushed to death in accident

Source: News 784 (INEWSGUYANA) – A 1-year-old toddler was on Friday morning crushed to death after his father accidentally drove a mini-bus over him at their home in Kitty, Georgetown. Dead is Mallakai Willis of lot 21 D’Andrade Street, Kitty, Georgetown. According to information received, Willis’ father was in the process of reversing…

Mom who killed disabled child found dead in apparent suicide

Source: News 784 (NY POST) – Authorities say a suburban Chicago mother who was scheduled to return to prison for killing her severely disabled daughter in 2015 has been found dead of an apparent suicide. The Cook County medical examiner’s office says Bonnie Liltz was pronounced dead Saturday. A county judge had ordered…

Surgery leaves woman ‘drowning in her own poo’

Source: News 784 (NY POST) – Kelly Yeoman is “drowning in her own poo” and desperate for treatment to save her life. Her organs are barely noticeable in an X-ray as her chest cavity fills with feces, leaving her struggling to breathe. Now her family and friends are desperately crowdfunding for her to…

“He thinks he is untouchable” Says Neighbour

Source: News 784 (NY POST) – A Brooklyn woman whose diplomat spouse allegedly slugged her in the kisser hid her face with her cellphone Saturday, refusing to comment outside her Brooklyn home. Xandra Marshall, of Canarsie, shook her head, hid her left hand inside her pocket and used her phone to block her…

SVG Opposition Calls For UN Diplomat Removal

Source: News 784 The New Democratic Party is deeply concerned about allegations of domestic abuse and violence against women contained in a New York Post article on Friday 24th November 2017. The article details shocking allegations of domestic abuse and violence reportedly committed by Sehon Marshall, Permanent Mission of St. Vincent and the…

Man fatally ejected from roof in car surfing accident

Source: News 784 (NY POST) – One man has died and 11 others were injured after a Jeep Cherokee with three people car surfing on the roof swerved off an Oklahoma road and crashed. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 27-year-old Bryan Mitchel McGuirk of Miami, Oklahoma, died Saturday evening in Tulsa of injuries…

Child sex trafficker gets 472 years in prison

Source: News 784 (NY POST) – A convicted child sex trafficker in Colorado will spend the rest of his life in prison, and then some, after receiving the longest sentence for a human trafficking case in U.S. history on Tuesday. Brock Franklin, 31, was sentenced to 472 years in prison for operating a…

Opposition calls for diplomat Sehon Marshall’s removal

Source: iWitness News The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on Saturday called for the removal of one of the country’s diplomats at the United Nations over reports that he physically assaulted his wife. The Ralph Gonsalves’ Unity … Continue reading → Link: Opposition calls for diplomat Sehon

Man hospitalised following chopping in Diamonds

Source: News 784 A close family member of Oshacko Hamilton who was involved in a chopping incident this afternoon, has refuted claims that he is dead, as reported by another media house earlier tonight. The family member told  News784 Hamilton lost a lot of blood, however, he is very much alive up to press…

Vincentian diplomat accused of punching wife in New York

Source: iWitness News The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines says it is aware of a report in the New York media that one of its diplomats reportedly punched his wife, also a diplomat, in the face at their Brooklyn home on … Continue reading → Link: Vincentian diplomat accused of punching

Coreas Pharmacies Donate Wheelchairs

Source: News 784 Tuesday 14th November 2016 was celebrated as World Diabetes Day. Diabetes is regarded a major health concern in SVG and to mark the occasion Coreas Pharmacies launched two initiatives. One was the hosting of stations for the public to receive Blood Sugar testing absolutely free. The stations were managed by…

Logos Hope is here

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Journalists under fire?

Source: iWitness News By Lyf Compton (First published on Facebook) The International Federation of Journalists (IFT) is reporting that so far this year, 54 media professionals have been murdered in the line of duty while other statistics show that 1856 journalists have been … Continue reading → Link: Journalists under fire?

Qatar Chamber signs MOU with counterpart from SVG

Source: News 784 Qatar Chamber and Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Chamber of Industry and Commerce have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation and exchange of information and meetings between the two sides. The MoU was signed on the sidelines of a meeting held between Qatar Chamber and a delegation…

SVG And Qatar Signs Cultural Cooperation Agreement

Source: News 784 Minister of Culture and Sports H E Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali met yesterday with Minister of Economic Planning of Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Camillo Gonsalves, currently visiting the country. During the meeting, the two sides signed a cooperation agreement in the cultural field. The two sides also reviewed…

Vinlec Christmas Concerts Begin This Weekend

Source: News 784 The annual Christmas concerts staged in several communities across St. Vincent and the Grenadines by the St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) are scheduled to begin this weekend. VINLEC Staff Choir will serenade patrons at the concerts that commence this Saturday, November 25, in Bridgetown at the Bridge. According to a…

IMF Not Impressed with Barbados’ Economy,

Source: News 784 The International Monetary Fund is not bowled over by Barbados’ economic progress or the Government’s plans to fix the island’s spiralling debt and falling international reserves.In fact, it has advised the Freundel Stuart administration to take “urgent” corrective action. Following an IMF team’s two-week Article IV Consultation which ended yesterday,…

OECS and CARICOM to hold joint session

Source: News 784 On November 24, 2017, the Commissioners of the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) will convene a meeting at the Coco Resort in St. Lucia. On the Agenda is a joint session with the OECS Commission to support the establishment of an OECS Competition Authority. Article 170(2) of the Revised Treaty of…

NDP headquarters vandalised

Source: iWitness News Democrat House, the headquarters of the main opposition New Democratic Party, was vandalised between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, the second such incident at the Murray’s Road building in 18 months. Four panes of glass at the building were shattered, general secretary of the party, … Continue reading → Link: NDP headquarters vandalised

Cop responds to midnight burglary with cell phone flashlight

Source: iWitness News A senior police officer on Monday told the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court that police officers are too cheap and expect the Police Force to provide them with everything. The observation by Assistant Superintendent of Police Trumpet came as magistrate Rickie Burnett … Continue reading → Link: Cop responds to midnight burglary

My Amazing Journey With Be Fit Movement SVG

Source: News 784 Three months ago I was consumed with depression and the feeling that my world was going to end after being diagnosed with Diabetes a few months earlier.  I had become a prisoner in my own home refusing to get out and face the world. The reality of it all came…

TRINIDAD: He kissed me so I killed him – man confesses

Source: News 784 (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A MAN who pleaded guilty to the 2009 stabbing death of a Petrotrin supervisor whom he said made sexual advance toward him, was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Anderson Gould, who already served eight years and eight months awaiting trial, will spend another five years and two…

Meet the new “BOSS” of Zimbabwe

Source: News 784 (REUTERS) – Addressing a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday night, Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe was entering a new stage of democracy. He had returned to the country earlier in the day, having fled for his safety when Mugabe sacked him as vice president two weeks ago to smooth a path…

More charges against man accused of avoiding hotel bills

Source: iWitness News More charges have been brought against Allie Franklyn-Providence, the St. Vincent-born Canadian man accused of not paying an EC$15,000 hotel bill. Allie Providence, was initially scheduled to be tried on Wednesday on a charge that between Sept. 29 and Nov. 4, 2017 … Continue reading → Link: More charges against man accused

Businessman donates chicks to robbed students

Source: iWitness News A businessman has donated 30 broiler hatchlings to agricultural science students at Bishop’s College, whose school-leaving project was thrown into jeopardy after nearly two-thirds of their 4-week-old broilers were stolen. Allan Baker, who operates a poultry business, selling hatchlings and … Continue reading → Link: Businessman donates chicks to robbed

Venezuela Forgives Dominica’s $100 Million Debt

Source: News 784 (Telesurtv) – Venezuela has written off Dominica’s outstanding PetroCaribe debt of more than US$100 million, it has been announced. Jorge Arreaza, Venezuela’s minister of foreign affairs, said Tuesday that he had been instructed by President Nicolas Maduro to announce the move in a gesture of solidarity between the two nations.…

iWN story results in more charges against man

Source: iWitness News An iWitness News report published on Tuesday has resulted in more charges being brought against a St. Vincent-born Canadian man accused of not paying his hotel bills. The story, “Man charged over $15,000 hotel bill”, published on Tuesday, Nov. 21, resulted in … Continue reading → Link: iWN story results in more

Vermont man killed one day before court hearing

Source: iWitness News A man was shot and killed in Vermont Wednesday night in what his family suggested was the culmination of a long-running feud, which included him spending seven years in prison and being shot earlier this year. Lament Wilson, 49, was shot and … Continue reading → Link: Vermont man killed one day

53yro man shot dead: homicide #38

Source: News 784 St Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its 38th homicide on Wednesday 22nd November 2017, this after a murder in the Vermont valley. According to information obtained by News784, dead is Lement Wilson a 53yro Labourer of Francois. The information further revealed that Wilson went hunting with his brother Darius Wilson around 6.40pm, and on their return back home he was shot.…

Viral photo of ‘pregnant’ man has a touching story behind it

Source: News 784 (YAHOO NEWS) – After a Kentucky couple suffered two heartbreaking miscarriages, they’re now spreading joy on the internet with their hilarious and mind-bending maternity photo shoot. Iana Thomas and her partner, who are having a baby boy in December, posed together behind a tree, creating an optical illusion that makes…

DIGICEL AND MACHEL MONTANO’S MUSIC ACADEMY

Source: News 784 Since the online launch of the Digicel and Machel Montano Music Academy, over one hundred and fifty up and coming singers, songwriters and producers have submitted their entries to be a part of what fans are calling; “an amazing initiative and a great opportunity to make someone’s dreams come true.”…

Man Intercepted At Grenadines Wharf With Cocaine

Source: News 784 Atiba Jacobs a 24 years old unemployed from the community of Lowmans Windward has been denied the opportunity of celebrating the Christmas season with friends and relatives this year. This came on Monday of this week after a fifteen months jail term was handed down upon him by Chief Magistrate…

Three Caribbean countries on Canada’s deportation list

Source: News 784 More than 15,000 foreign nationals are on Canada’s deportation list, but some can’t be removed because their home country won’t take them back. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confirms some countries either delay or refuse to repatriate their citizens who are here illegally, but will not divulge which ones…

EU supports caribbean recovery with €300 million

Source: News 784 The European Union reaffirms its commitment to support the Caribbean region in the aftermath of recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, as it pledges substantial support during the High-level Donor Conference on the Caribbean in New York. On Tuesday, at the High-Level Donor Conference for the Caribbean in New York, Commissioner…

NDP To Hold Agriculture Forum In Greggs

Source: News 784 The New Democratic Party an Agriculture Forum to be held on Thursday 23 November 2017 from 7:00 pm at the Greggs Community Center. Speakers at the Agriculture Forum will include the Hon. Arnhim Eustace, Hon. Patel Matthews and Mr Isreal Bruce. The objectives of the Agriculture forum will be, among other things too: Outline…

Lawyer Julian Jack appointed Honourary Consul

Source: News 784 Twenty- one years ago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Poland however; ties were cemented with the inauguration of its Consulate on Monday, November 20th, 2017.  The inauguration ceremony took place at the Alliance Française. Barrister at Law, Mr. Julian Jack, has been appointed to serve as Honourary…

Thieves put students’ chicken project in jeopardy (+Video)

Source: iWitness News A project that could determine the school-leaving performance of agricultural science students at Bishop’s College has been thrown into jeopardy because of the theft of almost 75 per cent of the broilers the students are raising. Sarwan Gibson, a form … Continue reading → Link: Thieves put students’ chicken project

Protesting is a right; place or timing may be wrong

Source: iWitness News By Leroy James          After observing some social events that occurred in SVG recently, I have decided to emerge from self-imposed sabbatical regarding commenting publicly on social issues. One of the events that resurrected that spirit within me is the protest … Continue reading → Link: Protesting is a right; place

Logos Hope opens to public in St. Vincent

Source: iWitness News Logos Hope, the world’s largest book fair opened up to the public in Kingstown on Tuesday after a formal opening ceremony aboard the ship. Captain Samuel Hils said that Logos Hope “is not only the book shop, it is not only the shop coming … Continue reading → Link: Logos Hope opens to public

Man accused of robbing tourist denied bail — again

Source: iWitness News The Rose Place man charged with robbing a cruise passenger in Kingstown of a piece of jewellery on Nov. 9 has been denied bail for a second time. Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche again objected to bail for Jervany Baptiste when … Continue reading → Link: Man accused of robbing tourist

Byera men charged with possession of 5lbs of cocaine

Source: iWitness News Two Byera men were on Monday granted composite bail of EC$50,000 each on two cocaine charges. Keith Warren, of Manning Village, Byera, originally of Georgetown, and Bevan Boyea of Byera were charged that on Nov. 18, at Kingstown, they had … Continue reading → Link: Byera men charged with possession

CHARGED! Sion Hill man robs Rockies woman at gun point

Source: News 784 Detectives at the Criminal Investigations Department have arrested and charged Nigel Cain an unemployed of Sion Hill for the offence of robbery. Cain is accused of arming himself with a firearm on November 17th, 2017 during which time he approached Latesha Williams of Rockies and deprived her of a cell…

Eat Jamaican campaign saved the economy over $70b

Source: News 784 (JAMAICA OBSERVER) – The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) says the Eat Jamaican campaign launched 14 years ago has saved the Jamaican economy over J$70 billion since its inception. “The Jamaica Agricultural Society continues to be very proud and exciting about the achievement of the Eat Jamaican campaign launched in 2003 ……

Cuba ready for elections

Source: News 784 (GRANMA) – Alina Balseiro, president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), reports that the November 19 simulation was conducted with satisfactory results, indicating that all conditions are in place for the November 26 vote. The trial run, which is a key mandated step in the electoral process to ensure the success…

Indian MP offers $1.6M to behead actress

Source: News 784 (CNN) – Producers of a Bollywood movie have delayed its release amid fears for the safety of its female star, following death threats from prominent Hindu hardliners. The quasi-historical movie, entitled Padmavati, has ignited anger among right-wing Hindu groups owing to its rumored depiction of a romantic dream sequence involving a…

SVG Finance Minister On Official Visit To Qatar

Source: News 784 Qatar Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani met with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Economic Planning and Sustainable Development, Camillo Gonsalves, and his accompanying delegation. The Minister of Economy and Commerce welcomed Gonsalves and his accompanying delegation, wishing them…

SVG Coast Guard Service Celebrating 37 Years

Source: News 784 On December 2nd, 2017 the Coast Guard Service here in SVG will celebrate its 37th Anniversary. To mark the occasion a week of activities will take place from November 26th to December 2nd. A Church Service will kick off the activities this coming Sunday at the Harvest Bible Chapel in Arnos…

Courts To Hold OECS Reading Competition In SVG

Source: News 784 On Wednesday 13th December, the finals of the Courts OECS Reading Competition will take place here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The finalists will compete in two categories, the presentation of a news article and the reading of a narrative. The seven finalists are Christian Joseph-Kingstown Preparatory, Kent Cain…

Logos Visits St Vincent

Source: News 784 MV Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, has returned to port Kingstown, and will be here from November 21nd to December 3rd, 2017. The ship docked in St Vincent on Monday 20th, with 5,000 different titles of books for sale, all below market prices. The books will cover a range…

Man charged over $15,000 hotel bill

Source: iWitness News A Canadian man is expected to reappear at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Wednesday in connection with a dishonesty charge, reportedly arising from a bill he incurred at a local hotel. Allie Providence has been charged that between Sept. 29 … Continue reading → Link: Man charged over ,000 hotel

Shoemaker found dead with hands bound

Source: iWitness News Police have launched an investigation into the death of a 60-year-old shoemaker whose decomposing body was found in his home with his hands bound on the weekend. Police say that a group of persons were in the area of Carl … Continue reading → Link: Shoemaker found dead with hands

PM, please help teachers with transportation

Source: iWitness News By D. Cambridge (Teacher) Dear Prime Minister, In the closing of the article entitled “PM rejects union’s claim that he was avoiding lawsuit”, published by iWitness news on Nov. 16, 2017, I wish to draw attention to the quote in … Continue reading → Link: PM, please help teachers with

Rockies men charged with armed robbery, theft

Source: iWitness News The Serious Offences Court, on Monday, denied bail to a Rockies man who is charged with one count of armed robbery but granted EC$6,000 bail to another, with whom he was jointly charged with theft. Nigel Cain is charged that on Nov. … Continue reading → Link: Rockies men charged with armed

NDP to host agriculture forum in Greiggs

Source: iWitness News Leader of the Opposition, Godwin Friday, is inviting the public to join him at an agriculture forum on Thursday from 7 p.m. at the Greiggs Community Centre. Speakers at the agriculture forum will include Member of Parliament for East Kingstown, … Continue reading → Link: NDP to host agriculture forum

$2.2m in cocaine found in Bequia; couple charged

Source: iWitness News A Bequia couple was on Monday brought before the Serious Offence Court in Kingstown, charged with possession of 53lbs of cocaine on Nov. 15, 2017. The drug is said to have a street value of EC$2,016,000. Aldo Osbourne, 45, and … Continue reading → Link: .2m in cocaine found in

” One house ah gun” Ninja Man, guilty of murder!

Source: News 784 (JAMAICA STAR)– Entertainer Ninja Man has been convicted of murder. The entertainer, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine, was found guilty of murder by a seven-member jury in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston just minutes ago. The entertainer’s son, Janeil, and another man, Dennis Clayton, have also been…

BREAKING: Million Dollar Drug Bust On Bequia

Source: News 784 The execution of a search warrant at a dwelling house in Port Elizabeth, Bequia by Law Enforcement Officers on November 15th, 2017 has led to the discovery of approximately 53lbs of cocaine with a street value of over Two Million East Caribbean Dollars. As a result, 45 years old Oldo…

Kay appointed opposition senator

Source: iWitness News Leader of the Opposition, Godwin Friday, has nominated his New Democratic Party’s (NDP) candidate for West St. George, lawyer Kay Bacchus-Baptiste as a senator in the House of Assembly. The NDP said in a statement Monday afternoon that Bacchus-Baptiste will … Continue reading → Link: Kay appointed opposition senator

CARICOM and Cuba Expand Duty-Free Market Access

Source: News 784 (Caribbean360) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba have signed the Second Protocol to an Agreement that will expand access to each other’s markets for goods. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and Cuban Ambassador to CARICOM, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, signed the Second Protocol to the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM…

Teachers Credit Union celebrates 40 years

Source: iWitness News The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers Cooperative Credit Union will hold a number of activities over the next year to celebrate its 40th anniversary. “To live to see 40 years is a blessing and it is certainly so for … Continue reading → Link: Teachers Credit Union celebrates 40

Mitchell Says Foreign Assistance Needed in solving crime

Source: News 784 Foreign assistance is needed to help with the crime situation that is currently plaguing St Vincent and the Grenadines. This is the view of former Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell.  Mitchell said if we have problems here and our people cannot solve it, we must put our pride in the pocket…

“I Have Some Advice For Gonsalves”, Says Mitchell

Source: News 784 Former Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell said that himself and PM Gonsalves speak from time to time on various issues, however, he has never sought his advice on crime. Mitchell told radio host Dwight “Bing” Joesph even without seeking his opinion, he has a recommendation for Gonsalves. “ With all…

Workshop on the Implementation of HACCP

Source: News 784 A workshop on the Implementation of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) Standards was convened at the Fisheries Complex Conference Room over a period of three days from the 24th– 25th October and the 7th November 2017. The workshop was specifically geared to two fish processing establishments namely, the…

Ministry of tourism stages craft and souvenir exhibition

Source: News 784 As part of activities to celebrate Tourism Awareness Month 2017, the Ministry of Tourism staged a Craft and Souvenir Exhibition on Thursday, November 16 and Friday November, 17 at the Cruise Ship Terminal in Kingstown. This was held as Cruise Lines Azura and Britannia were anchored in Port Kingstown on…

Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure

Source: News 784 (BBC) – Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite mounting calls for him to stand down now. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. Zanu-PF earlier sacked him as party leader,…

NDP’s lawyers file amended motion to inspect ballot boxes

Source: iWitness News Lawyers for the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) have filed an amended motion for inspection of the ballots and counterfoils used in the 2015 election in Central Leeward. They have also filed a supplemental affidavit in support of the … Continue reading → Link: NDP’s lawyers file amended motion

A ‘loaded question’ logical fallacy: Argyle Airport’s legacy

Source: iWitness News By C ben-David Apart from juvenile argumentum ad hominem logical fallacy attacks impugning my motives, character, nationality, patriotism, and sanity, those who have taken issue with the contents of my Argyle International Airport articles (see essays listed below) have repeatedly … Continue reading → Link: A ‘loaded question’ logical fallacy:

Body of man found in Stubbs

Source: News 784 News784 have received reports of a man’s lifeless body being found in the community of Stubbs. According to the source, the man’s body was found on Sunday afternoon 19th November 2017, in the lower level of a house. We were also told that the individual is a shoemaker by profession.…

GTC “Ball Revolution” continues in Fancy

Source: News 784 The Grass Roots Tennis Club over the weekend continued what they have dubbed  “The Ball Revolution”. The club already made donations in Calliaqua, Sharpes, SouthRivers, Bequia and on Saturday to Fancy. A new Spalding portable basketball hoop was donated compliments efforts of the Grassroot Tennis Club, Mr Deron Grant and…

GUYANA: Security Guard killed in bee attack

Source: News 784 (NEWSROOM GY) – An East Coast Demerara man was on Thursday afternoon killed by a swarm of African Bees which attacked him while he was walking along the Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara Public Road, heading to the market. The man has been identified only as “Ramnarine” of 143 Block…

Zimbabwe ruling party fires Mugabe

Source: News 784 (AP) – A Zimbabwe ruling party official confirms that the Central Committee has fired President Robert Mugabe as party leader and replaced him with the recently dismissed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The emergency meeting also has recalled first lady Grace Mugabe as head of the women’s league “forever.” The meeting…

BARBADOS: Man pleads guilty to stealing two Shirley biscuits

Source: News 784 (BARBADOS TODAY) – A 28-year-old man has been remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for assessment, after pleading guilty to two criminal charges. Everton Rommel Brathwaite, of no fixed place of abode, admitted to stealing two Shirley biscuits belonging to Andrew Murray when he trespassed into the Pinfold Holding Car Park, sometime…

Sailing vessel sinks between St. Lucia and St. Vincent

Source: News 784 (CMC) – Two people were airlifted to safety via helicopter after their sailing vessel ‘Tyago’ sank between St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The marine authorities reported that a search for the two began late Thursday. Two ships in the area, the French flagged ‘Club Med 2’ and the…

Homicide #54 – Man shot dead in Castries

Source: News 784 (ST LUCIA NEWS ONLINE) -The island’s homicide rate continues to soar after a fatal shooting in a Castries inner-city community. At 7:57 p.m. tonight, November 18, emergency authorities were alerted of a shooting that occurred minutes earlier at Black Mallet, Marchand. Law enforcement sources said a male sustained gunshot wounds…

30yro with no fixed aboard gets 4yrs in prison

Source: News 784 Kamanie “Gambino” Joe a 30 years old unemployed young man originally of Calder but currently of no fixed place of aboard will spend the next four and one-half years in prison. He was informed of his fate on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 by Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne after he was…

Argentina:Navy loses contact with submarine carrying 44

Source: News 784 (AP) – Argentina’s navy said Friday it has lost contact with a submarine off the country’s southern coast, but doesn’t consider it lost. The navy’s Twitter feed said that communications were lost Wednesday with the ARA San Juan, a German-built diesel-electric vessel with 44 crewmembers aboard. It said navy ships…

GUYANA:Two 5yro girls allegedly raped by school boys

Source: News 784 The Police have launched an investigation into the alleged rape of two five-year-old girls who attend a school along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. Reports are the accusation surfaced on Wednesday afternoon after the two children cried out for abdominal pains. The parents of one of the girls thought it was just…

‘Gay’ man stabbed in Kingstown

Source: iWitness News A man, said to be a member of the gay community in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was taken to be hospital after being stabbed in Kingstown just before 6 p.m. Friday. A witness told iWitness News that the man … Continue reading → Link: ‘Gay’ man stabbed in Kingstown

BARBADOS – Vincentian national held with drugs

Source: News 784 (CNS) – Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged a Vincentian national for a number of drug-related offences which were committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Wednesday, November 15 Akil Xavin Jovanni John, 25, has been charged unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession with intent to…

Sowing good seeds

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Former SVG Footballer Reprimanded And Discharged

Source: News 784 Verbin Sutherland at 51 years old former national footballer and a resident of Edinboro who was slapped with three separate charges of marijuana possession after the drugs were discovered at his home on January 13th, 2017 walked out of the Serious Offences Court on Thursday, November 16th, 2017. Sutherland was…

Harnessing Potential

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Former PM Concerned About security Forces

Source: News 784 Who is to blame, what is the cause of all this violence, whats wrong with the police force, what is happening in regards to the police? Those were questions asked by Sir James Mitchell former Prime Minister on Boom Fm earlier this week. Mitchell said his overview is simple, he…

“Police Talent Being Wasted At Grenadines Wharf”

Source: News 784 “ We have this awful situation, I still say, my people going to the Grenadines, Vincentians going to the Grenadines, at the wharf being searched, being searched for what”. Mitchell said whether there is a cruise ship in or not the situation is the same, because in any event once…

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