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U.S gives $3.8 million in relief assistance to SVG

By Demion McTair. Updated 4:02 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4). The United States has provided 3.8 million dollars in emergency assistance for the people affected by the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent. The U.S Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS – Linda S. Taglialatela, […]

Up to 50% reduction in UWI fees for Vincentian students

By Demion McTair. Updated 12:31 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4). Vincentian students across all campuses of The University of the West Indies will benefit from a reduction in fees, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said Friday. The University of the West Indies has decided to make some special provisions for Vincentian […]

3 Clare Valley teens nursing chop wounds after cutlass attack

By Admin. Updated 9:49 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4). A teenager in Clare Valley will undergo surgery on May 13 after she and her three (3) sisters were attacked by cutlass wielding neighbours on May 11. One of the sisters who does not want her name to be disclosed at this […]

NTRC continues free 3-months internet for students

By Demion McTair. Updated 1:11 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4). The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission – NTRC says it is reminding the public that its Internet for Tablet program is still ongoing. The program allows students with access to government-issued tablets, but have no internet at home, to connect to the […]

“Penny Bank” donates relief supplies

Press Release On Friday April 23rd, the Rotary Club of St. Vincent teamed up with the St Vincent Co-operative Bank Limited/Penny Bank to help persons affected by the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano.  The collaboration saw the Penny Bank handing over food supplies to the Rotary Club of St. Vincent’s Club Service Director and […]

La Soufrière 1979 eruption and SVG’s mass vaccination campaign

By Demion McTair. Updated 1:16 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4). In 1979, while St. Vincent and the Grenadines was coping with a volcanic disaster, fighting for political independence from Britain, and then preparing for general elections, a national immunization campaign was being pushed. The campaign’s rollout, however, was set to begin […]

This is how Cato sent home evacuees after 1979 La Soufrière eruption

By Demion McTair. Updated 8:27 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4). Nearly two months after the April 13 explosive eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in 1979, then Premier, Robert Milton Cato had given the all-clear for evacuees from villages below the Rabacca Dry River to return to their communities. According to […]

No earthquakes at La Soufriere in the last 24 hrs

La Soufrière, St. Vincent SCIENTIFIC UPDATE – 07/05/21 6:00PM Seismic activity at La Soufrière, St Vincent has remained low since the tremor associated with the explosion and ash venting on 22 April. No earthquakes have been recorded in the last 24 hours. A small lahar signal was observed at 7:40am this morning. The volcano continues […]

9 New COVID-19 cases at emergency shelters

By Demion McTair. Updated 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4). The number of COVID-19 cases at shelters housing volcano evacuees continues to rise. In a press release issued today, May 7, the National Emergency Management Organization – NEMO said nine (9) new Covid-19 cases have been recorded at shelters. The nine […]

21 Vincy proverbs and their meanings

By Demion McTair. Updated 5:55 a.m., Friday, May 7, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4). This article is an update of an article from 2018 written by Demion McTair and published on Secrets of SVG. Each culture has its sayings and folk wisdom which are important parts of its everyday expressions. Here are 21 commonly used […]

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