The Simón Bolívar School Vessel. (Internet photo)

The Government of St. Vincent and The Grenadines will host a Venezuelan naval vessel, the Simón Bolívar School Vessel at the Kingstown Port, from Saturday, Aug. 17 to Wednesday.

The Simón Bolívar School Vessel is named after Simón Bolívar, the liberator of Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. It trains cadets and future officers of the Venezuelan Navy and disseminates information related to Venezuela in all ports of visit. 

The vessel will arrive at 9a.m. on Saturday. At the Kingstown Cruise Ship Berth and will be greeted by an official Guard of Honour and Welcome Ceremony. On Monday, the visiting crew of the vessel will participate in a friendly football match with the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, commencing at 5 p.m. at the Grammar School Playing Field. 

On Tuesday, the visiting crew will pay tribute to Garifuna Chief Joseph Chatoyer at the Obelisk in Dorsetshire Hill at 9 a.m. and a special lecture on the “Historical review of the Caribbean Sea Borders,” featuring Commander Alexander Rivero of the Simón Bolívar School Vessel. 

Further, at 5 p.m. a basketball match between SVG Coast Guard Service and the Venezuelan crew will take place at the Calliaqua Basketball Court.

The public is invited to visit the vessel on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 6 p.m.

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