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.


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

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.

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.