Stories about St. Vincent & the Grenadines from August, 2009
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Tackling Domestic Violence
“I am still having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that yet another woman has been the victim of appalling domestic violence,” writes Abeni, adding: “I can only hope that Debbie's biggest impact will be to mobilise Vincentian women into meaningful action…we simply cannot afford to pay...
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: R.I.P. Walter Porter
And Still I Rise remembers Walter Porter, “a son of the Vincentian soil, calypsonian, musician and unfortunately the person seated in number 25C on Pan Am 103.”
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: New Constitution Vote
The people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are about to vote on whether or not to adopt a new constitution – Numalali finds it unfortunate that “the entire process is mired in controversy and partisan bickering…as some observers have noted, the referendum will be a mock election.”
Caribbean: “Gold Rush” in Berlin
If there was doubt in anyone's mind that Jamaica can lay claim to having the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt's 19:19 win in the 200m final must have removed any skepticism. Once again, regional bloggers celebrate with their Jamaican counterparts.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Inter-Island Ferry
From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni reports, along with Repeating Islands, that come this October, “an inter island ferry service based in Grenada will be officially launched”, adding: “Given our disgust with LIAT [a regional air carrier] it should be interesting to see the response.”