Partisan Politics and the Public Service Union (PSU)

By: A Candid Observer PART 1 The main aim of the Public Service Union (PSU) in SVG is to fight for the rights of ALL public servants, regardless of party affiliation. Obviously, this fight for the public servants would generally put the PSU at odds with the Government, especially if the leader of the PSU is labelled […]


By – Groove Governor  November 5, 2020 saw Unity Labour Party (ULP) returned by the electorate to govern St. Vincent and the Grenadines for an unprecedented and historical fifth term in the Caribbean with Dr. the Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves as Prime Minister. The New Democratic Party (NDP) again has to face a fifth term […]

Taiwan donates $212,000 US towards Diabetes control and prevention

Press Release Taiwan Can Help – Donation of Supporting Diabetes Test Service to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Control in St. Vincent and the Grenadines The Republic of China (Taiwan) on Monday, November16th, 2020 handed over a cheque in the amount of two hundred and twelve thousand US dollars (US$ 212,000) to the Ministry of Health, […]

Buccament Bay Secondary School gets new Tuck Shop

Press Release The Roads, Buildings and General Services Authority (BRAGSA) has completed the construction of a new Tuck Shop and Home Economics quarters at the Buccament Bay Secondary School. The project saw the demolition of the old Timber structure, and replacing it with  a concrete building. The new building was retrofitted to house the Tuck […]


Press Release The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment wishes to advise the general public that as part of the its mosquito control programme for the adult Aedes aegypti mosquito, the Insect Vector Control Unit will be conducting fogging operations in the following areas commencing at 5:00 pm daily. Monday, 23rd November 2020 – Mesopotamia & Glenside Wednesday, 25th November 2020 – Riley, […]

10 year old female is latest Dengue death

Press Release KINGSTOWN ST. VINCENT- DENGUE OUTBREAK – UPDATE 21/11/2020 The Surveillance Committee of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has recorded sixteen hundred and seventeen (1617) laboratory confirmed cases of dengue fever as of November 14, 2020, epidemiological week 46. There has been a consistent decrease in the number of laboratory confirmed […]

Camillo Gonsalves For the Plaintiff & Defendant Your Honour

By Professor Richard A. Byron-Cox PhD In the early 80s I left our shores to pursue my tertiary education. On arrival at university I suffered the massive shock of people’s total ignorance and dismissal of my country. Virtually no one knew of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Even Jamaicans could only remember there were some […]

Charisma & Political Rhetoric

By A Candid Observer Scenario #1: Mr. F goes into a church and a dynamic and charismatic preacher blessed with the gift of speaking (not in tongues) eloquently preaches the word of God. His style is attractive and his message is on point. He speaks to the issue of homosexuality as a sin. Mr. F agrees […]

Statistics & Politics – Do numbers lie or do politicians mislead?

By A Candid Observer This particular segment dealing with statistics was derived from listening to the Prime Minister of SVG (Dr. Ralph Gonsalves) speak on the show “Round Table Talk” with host Ms. Theresa Daniel, episode 37 and also at the public swearing in of the Ministers and Senators in Heritage Square.  Below are the relevant links […]

St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown and the New Prospect Primary wins competition

Press Release The St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown and the New Prospect Primary schools emerged winners in the Secondary and Primary Category of the 2020 Living Well Clean School Competition. The Competition, which concluded at the Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday November 11, was organized by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment. At Wednesday’s presentation […]


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