General elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are not constitutionally due until March 2021.

However, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says that the nation’s relationship with Taiwan will be an election matter.

The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) says that if elected to office, it will sever Kingstown-Taipei ties and establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

Gonsalves, however, said that his government is committed to maintaining the relationship with Taiwan, which was established in 1981 and survived 17 years of NDP rule.

But not withstanding his affirmation to Kingstown-Taipei ties, Gonsalves identified areas in which he said more could be done.

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One reply on “PM wants more Taiwan investment in St. Vincent (Video)”

  1. As I see it and I may be wrong… Mainland China would contribute far, far more to Saint Vincent than Taiwan has ever done for us. Although China would be willing to do so much more, they would ask far less in return. Taiwan benefits far more from us than we do from them, (such as BILLIONS in the fishing industry). As we all know, Taiwan contributes millions to the ULP. Along with “big tourism” […]That is why “big tourism” (aligned with the super-rich, such as the Clinton Foundation) are allowed to operate “tax-free”, because of their contributions to the ULP. The ULP gets so much money that the opposition does not have a chance. Our laws are such that we do not know exactly how much money nor where it all goes. Apparently, the millions in building materials were paid for from our tax money. Who knows where the millions in contributions go?
    There are no Taiwan business investors in Saint Vincent because our financial Policy is SO BAD that virtually all profits a business could make goes to the government in the form of taxes, fees, and Customs duty. Until things change or unless you have a secret, Saint Vincent is a very bad investment indeed! All foreign entities that have ever invested in Saint Vincent have all left.

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