Opportunity for Vincentians to exhibit products at a regional trade show

Vincy Community Partner Business

Invest SVG is offering Vincentian businesses an opportunity to have their locally-made products exhibited at the Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) in Trinidad from July 4 to 7, 2019.
We are seeking high quality, well-packaged products, which will be taken to the regional trade show – to be showcased to over 500 regional and international buyers.
Click on link to learn more about TIC:  https://ttma.com/tic/
If you would like to take part in this opportunity, please contact Peter Edward (Export Development Manager) via email pedward@investsvg.com or telephone (784) 457-2159. Deadline for expressions of interest is Friday, June 7, 2019.

SMALL PLANE CRASH REPORTED IN DOMINICA

SMALL PLANE CRASH REPORTED IN DOMINICA
A small private aircraft with four persons on board is reported to have crashed in the mountains somewhere in the area of the Melville Hall airport in Dominica.

Reports say the craft traveling to Guadeloupe from Martinique reported to air traffic control at the Melville Hall airport that they were having difficulties and requested clearance to land.

The aircraft was given clearance but went down in the Melville Hall Valley west of the runway before reaching the airport.

Search parties have been dispatched in the very mountainous and remote area. We are awaiting reports of their findings

Source: Jerry George’s Facebook page

Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million people’s email contacts without their consent

Facebook harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts.

Since May 2016, the social-networking company has collected the contact lists of 1.5 million users new to the social network, Business Insider can reveal. The Silicon Valley company said the contact data was “unintentionally uploaded to Facebook,” and it is now deleting them.

The revelation comes after pseudononymous security researcher e-sushi noticed that Facebook was asking some users to enter their email passwords when they signed up for new accounts to verify their identities, a move widely condemned by security experts. Business Insider then discovered that if you entered your email password, a message popped up saying it was “importing” your contacts without asking for permission first.

Read more from Source: Business Insider

SVG Represented at the Carifta Games

A team of eleven athletes left the state today to represent St Vincent and the Grenadines at the 49th edition of the CARIFTA Games which is scheduled to be held in the Cayman Islands from April 19-23. The team includes

Back L-R

Chester Morgan – Coach

Odiesha John – Girl’s U-20 400m hurdles and 4x400m

Handal Roban – Boy’s U-20 800m

Nellie Ambriton – Boy’s U-17 800m

Uroy Ryan – Boy’s U-17 High Jump

Jacque Edwards – Boy’s U-20 Octhalon

Front Row L-R

Zamesha Myle – Girl’s U-20 400m and 4x400m

Tamara Woodley – Girl’s U-20 400m and 4x400m

Ashanti Richards – Girl’s U-17 1500m

Zita Vincent – Girl’s U-20 800m

Ulanda Lewis – Girl’s U-17 100m and 200m

Chantel Legair – Coach/Manager

Annicea Richards – Girl’s U-20 400m and 4x400m

We wish all the athletes the best and we know you’re gonna make the nation proud #werep784

SOURCE: 784SPORTS

It’s Coming…The New Family of EC Polymer Notes

The ECCB will put EC polymer banknotes into circulation in June 2019, commencing with the new $50, followed by the $100, $20 and $10 in August/September and the $5 in 2020. 

Paper and polymer banknotes will be in circulation at the same time. That is, in conducting your business you may receive both polymer and paper banknotes.

What is polymer?

Polymer banknotes are produced from a thin, transparent and flexible plastic film made from polypropylene.

Why the transition from paper to polymer?

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank decided to change the material on which the EC banknotes are printed from paper to polymer because polymer banknotes are:

CLEANER:  Polymer banknotes stay cleaner than paper notes as they are resistant to dirt and moisture.

SAFER: Polymer banknotes can incorporate advanced security features which make them more difficult to counterfeit.

STRONGER: Polymer banknotes last at least two and a half times longer than paper notes. This also makes them more environmentally friendly. 

For more information about EC Polymer Notes, check out these videos.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Bernadette Matthews

Loving birthday greeting to officer Bernadette mathews who is celebrating today.

Wishing you lots of good health and strength especially protection from all harm seen the job you’re doing.

Greeting coming from your work colleagues and friends especially your family members… We Love you!

“It’s my birthday and I must say thanks be to God for his goodness and mercies, aging like a fine wine….Happy birthday 🎂🎂🍷🍷to me….nuff love to all”- Bernadette.

Happy Birthday to Albena Samuel Jack of Questelles

Special birthday greeting going to a wonderful and straight forward lady who has dedicated her life to the children of her commuity… She is no other that Mrs Albena Samuel Jack of Questelles

Greeting coming from your family circle as well as friends and the members of the Vincy Community

Wishing you lots more health and strength as you grow in God’s strength

Equipment For Geothermal Project Now In St Vincent

Ships containing around 90, 40ft containers and drilling Rigs docked at Port Kingstown this weekend to offload equipment destined for the Geothermal Project at Rabacca. Read more from NEWS784

After being loaded onto heavy-duty trucks, the convoy with the assistance of Traffic Police wound its way through mid-afternoon traffic with minimal disruption to commuters.

NDP VIEW: Election Petitions: Trial, Judgment and Appeal

On February 11, 2019, the long-awaited trial of the election petitions filed by two of the candidates for the New Democratic Party (NDP), Mr. Benjamin Exeter and Mr. Lauron Baptiste, began. Evidence presented by the petitioners’ witnesses and in cross-examination of the Respondents’ witnesses revealed that all was not well with the 2015 elections in Central Leeward and North Windward constituencies.

The evidence revealed many irregularities and illegal conduct on the part of election officials in the conduct of the elections. After several days of evidence and cross-examination of witnesses, the trial concluded, and the parties were invited to make oral and written submissions to the Court. This they did. It was then up to Acting Justice Stanley John to consider all the evidence, relevant to the cases and the arguments of the parties and render his judgment in the matter.

As promised, he gave his decision on March 21, 2019. To our great disappointment and, indeed, consternation, Justice John found that, save for the complaint of partiality on the part of election officials in Central Leeward; there was “no evidence” to support the complaints of the petitioners.   With all due respect to the Court, we in the NDP do not agree with that judgment. Our lawyers have advised that the judgment of the Court is flawed in many respects and that there are solid grounds for appeal. In the Court of public opinion, the decision of the Court has also been found wanting, and the general public sentiment has been critical of it. For the petitioners, for the lawyers who have ably represented them, for the NDP and for the wider public the matter is not settled. After three years of struggle, of ups and downs, of highs and lows, of triumphs and setbacks, the matter remains unresolved.

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Dear Vincy-I am a man without a woman

Dear Vincy

I am a man of experience and those experiences has cause me to think a lot… I want some help on and issue that is affecting many young men is SVG!

I have my own house and a great job and also a great personality but it seem as though I cannot find the right lady. They keep slipping out of my hands

The last relationship I had I got the young lady pregnant and she left because she wasn’t ready to commit. Thats what she thought.

Anyways I am a hard worker and would love to have a lady beside me. What should I do?