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PM would be ‘disappointed’ if Buccament remains closed in December

If Buccament Bay Resort does not reopen by the end of the year, it will be a disappointment for Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves. The resort,...

SVG feels squeeze of US sanction against Venezuela

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says he has received no indication that PDVSA, the state-owned oil company in Venezuela, has suspended fuel shipments to St....

Trinidad’s forex squeeze impoverishing Vincies — Gonsalves

By Wesley Gibbings Trinidad and Tobago Guardian Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves has argued that Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T) foreign...

PM Gonsalves bats for regional integration amid concerns within CSME

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) -- St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Ralph Gonsalves Friday defended the regional integration movement, CARICOM, even as he acknowledged...

Hoteliers urged to speak publicly about new room tax

The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) is calling on hoteliers to speak out publicly about the impact on their operations of the EC$8-per-night...

Geothermal project running 3 years behind schedule

The commercial operation date for the geothermal power plant is now set for around June 2021, some three years later than initially scheduled, and a full...

Massy store introduces plastic shopping bag charge

Come July 3 -- International No Plastic Bag Day -- Massy Stores throughout the Caribbean will begin a campaign to discourage the use of...

Finance Minister extends tax amnesty

The tax amnesty granted by Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves in February has been extended to June 30. The minister announced the extension in Parliament on Thursday,...

Gov’t outlines alternatives to mining beaches for sand

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is now at the stage where it has to seriously consider the ceasing of mining sand on its beaches,...

At WINFA meeting, banana farmers demand return to UK market

“Why are we not going back to the UK as St. Lucia has done? When would we do so? If St. Lucia can go...

Hotel group asks gov’t not to impose new room tax

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Hotel and Tourism Association in February wrote to Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves expressing concern about the Climate...

Minister addresses concerns about new hotel room tax

Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves, has defended the new tax to be imposed on hotel rooms effective June 1. Parliament on Thursday passed a law that will see...