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

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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.

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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.

Hartiem Farrell Creations has been literally making waves in the Fashion Industry

Name: Hartiem Farrell

Age: 21 years

Field: Fashion Industry

Mr Hartiem Farrell, the proprietor of Hartiem Farrell Creations has been literally making waves in the Fashion Industry especially in the area of Female Bathing Suit Design and creation. He is soon to be one of the leading producers of both female and men’s wear. Yet he remains very humble. He gained his secondary education in Business Studies from the St. Vincent Grammar School(2014) and then went on to the St Vincent Community College(2016). Emerge SVG had an interview with him. The questions and answers are as follows;

Why did you choose to go into Fashion? ” I gained interest in clothing from an early age. They were always interesting to me. I would always watch clothes and wonder how they were constructed and I used to love drawing clothes. I decided that I wanted to learn to sew and it just took off from there”

What advice would you give to a young man who would like to go into the fashion industry? “I would advise him to go for it and give it your all. He must also be prepared for a lot of work and don’t be afraid to seek advice or guidance”

What other positive advice would you like to give? “I would advise them to always do the right thing, stay in your own lane & don’t follow bad company or make life choices that could have poor consequences. Additionally, they must never be afraid to try something new”

EmergeSVG wishes Mr. Hartiem Farrell all the best in his future endeavours. He can be contacted on WhatsApp or via phone call on 17845328570 or on Instagram at @hartiem for orders.

#YouthEmpowerment#fashion#swimsuit#fashiondesigner — with Hartiem Farrell.

NEMO TO HOST ACTIVITIES TO COMMEMORATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAST ERUPTION OF THE LA SOUFRIERE VOLCANO

April 13, 2019, will mark 40 years since the last eruption of La Soufriere Volcano. To commemorate
this 40th Anniversary, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will conduct one
month of activities during the period April 4 – May 4, 2019, focusing on community preparedness for a
volcanic eruption and sensitizing the public about the ‘Volcanic Emergency Evacuation’ aspect of the
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Component of the Trade Winds Exercise 2019.
The activities to commemorate the 40th Anniversary will be officially launched during a ‘Soufriere Blow
Out Exhibition’ scheduled to take place on Friday 12th April, 2019 at the car park next to the Postal
Corporation in Kingstown. This will be followed by the annual Public Educational Field Trip to the La
Soufriere Volcano via the Leeward side of the island on Saturday 13

th April, 2019. On Sunday 14
th
April, 2019, there will be the Views on Issues Programme focusing on the monitoring of the volcano
over the past 40 years. The other activities include school’s exhibition, educational field trips and art
workshops. Activities at the community level include volcano movie nights, and community evacuation
planning.
The activities to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the eruption of the La Soufriere Volcano will be
conducted in collaboration with the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC)
and with support from the Soufriere Monitoring Unit (SMU), the Forestry Division and the UWI SRC
Volcano Ready Communities Project SVG.