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By Vinci Vin Samuel, BBA, LLB (Hons), MSc., CPM From any appearance, Jomo Thomas, Esquire, is a rather ‘stand-up person’, Vincy patriot and prolific writer. Jomo is a friend of my late friend Morris Slater, and a former New York City resident. His “Plain Talk” column in the Vincentian newspaper has addressed important national matters, advocated a better approach to Vincy politics, while chiding both the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) and the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) for actions…
			
Dear Sir: Whilst Saint Vincent’s government is considering raising the VAT ceiling from 15% to 17-1/2% or 20%, Saint Lucia's business people are demanding that the VAT be reduced from 15% to 10%. A St Lucia business spokesman said, "VAT is one amongst other reasons why some businesses were going through tough times, while the slowing down of the economy is another, the Kenny Anthony government should have set the VAT ceiling at 10 per cent and increase it as…
			
By Ken Richards BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The parliamentary opposition in St Vincent and the Grenadines intends to make a statement at the upcoming OECS Assembly, on the motion of no confidence stalemate in St Kitts and Nevis. That has been confirmed by opposition leader Arnhim Eustace, who said that he expects opposition representatives from the federation to raise the matter at next week’s assembly in Antigua. “I am expecting St Kitts to raise it and I will have…
Dear Sir: Boy! This reparation thing in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has me calling on the ABC man of calypso “Becket” and taking the opening salvo from his hit song Cardo, “Wait a minute brother Cardo, you really think yo fooling people”! Vincentians are bludgeoned with verbal tactics like in the days of slavery and after emancipation. Day after day, we have all of the racist insults with the name calling of our black brothers and sisters. Vincentians…
By Lavern McDonald Caribbean News Now contributor BROOKLYN, New York -- Hundreds of New York Vincentians – a standing room only crowd -- spent a warm fall evening on Saturday with St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves in a conversation during which he shared a smorgasbord of domestic and foreign policy initiatives. With the thermostat hovering near 75 on this late Saturday in September, most New Yorkers seemed determined to eke out a last bit of summer…
By D. Markie Spring Dr Gonsalves has envisaged geothermal as the ultimate energy source! Not only would geothermal be the main energy source for St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), it has the capacity of export energy to neighbouring Barbados through a hundred miles of undersea cables – good news! This was part of the PM’s mission to the recent UN General Assembly in New York; thereafter, the PM adamantly reiterated that this new national development will provide extensive economic…

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