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25 Oct 2013
As you know, my beloved wife Sylvanie of 41 years, passed into immortality on Sunday, October 20, 2013.
The family would like to thank everyone who has sympathized with us during this time of sorrow. The following are some additional details. We apologize if you receive this message more than once.
Viewing will be from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, October 25, at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St., Somerset, NJ 08873, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, October 26, at Christ Church, 5 Paterson Street St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. A viewing will be at Christ Church from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM, prior to the funeral service. Interment will be at the Woodbridge Memorial Gardens of Woodbridge, New Jersey on Route 1. A repass will follow the interment at the Christ Church Auditorium. May her soul, and the souls of all the departed rest in peace.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Episcopal Relief and Development Fund - Gifts For Life. When making the donation, please note/mention it's in Memory of Sylvanie Phills. Here is the online link:
I regret to announce the passing of Austin Davy.
Also, Irene Agatha Williams (93) 25th June, 2013 in STV. She was the wife of the late Francis( Frank )Williams, mother of Jeanette Williams Cadet, Basil, Ruth, Francis, Garth, Woodrow, Ronald, and Javed. My sympathies to the family and friends.
I offer my belated sympathies to the family and friends of Dr Richard John
Desmond Punnett who passed away peacefully on May 3rd 2013 in Toronto.
Desmond was 90.
There were thousands of Vincentians and friends who celebrated a great picnic in 1000 islands on July 20th 2013.
Air Canada: if you have not seen an Agent 45 minutes before the flight departure (even if you are in the line), their computers close and you must pay an additional 250$ to get on your flight.
Airmiles: so you have been collecting those airmiles and now you want to use them to get a free flight:
a) One of your travel points must be in Canada (New Jersey to Miami would not qualify)
b) It is not free - you must pay the taxes and fees which could easily be over $100 per ticket.
KINGS-SVG Publishers, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, announces the formal launching of its two most recent publications:: Caribbean Short Stories: Life Long Ago by Rosa Veta (a pen name). and “Christianity and Black Oppression: Duppy Know Who Fe Frighten" by Zay D. Green. Caribbean Short Stories: Life Long Ago is a collection of fifteen short stories fashioned around the lives of Caribbean youths (particularly in St. Vincent and the Grenadines) in the nineteen forties, fifties and sixties. Christianity and Black Oppression: Duppy Know Who Fe Frighten asks: How is it that blacks have been Christianized for more than four hundred years and yet blacks are stereotyped as morally and mentally inferior? Both volumes are edited by Baldwin King and Cheryl Phills King.
THE LAUNCHING WILL TAKE PLACE AT UWI OPEN CAMPUS, RICHMOND HILL
THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013 AT 5 PM. ALL ARE WELCOME.
It is deep sadness that I announce the death of my piano teacher Patrick (Pat) Prescod on July 11th 2013. He had been ailing for a while and was a resident of the Thompson's Home in St.Vincent. I extend my sympathies to his family and friends.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of WINSTON DELANO FRANK who was called home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the age of 71.. Winston is survived by his wife Debra, children Karen, Simone and Dustin and grandchildren Eric and Ryan. He was the brother of our GHS sisters Jean, Lorna and Alice Frank and also brother to Lindsay and Elliot Frank (St. Vincent Boys Grammar School).
A funeral service for WINSTON was held on Saturday June 8, 2013 in Barrie, Ontario. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through http://www.adamsfuneralhome.ca/.
PS A photo of Winston is available on the previously mentioned link.
Rochelle Roache, daughter of Marilyn and Earl Roache of Yambou, is the first ever female pilot from St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Her mother, obviously proud of her daughter, recently informed THE VINCENTIAN, that Rochelle had created another ‘first’: She is the first Vincentian female pilot to be accredited a captain, flying in Nigeria, Africa.
29 April 2013
I regret to announce the passing of professor Richard Iton in Chicago who is the son of retired McGill professor John Iton who is a Vincentian currently residing in Toronto. He was 51 and had been battling leukemia for quite a while. He passed on April 21st 2013. I convey my sympathies to the family, friends and especially his cousin Lennox Iton who also resides in Chicago. For more info here is a link: Click here
15 April 2013
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, April 15, IWN – A sister of the man who beheaded a woman in Kingstown in 2006, shot and killed her 1-year-old son and her boyfriend before killing herself in New York on Monday.
The development has left Rosette Samuel’s relatives searching for answers.
“I just don’t know — ” Zina Jack, Samuel’s aunt, told I-Witness News on Monday as she shook her head in disbelief.
“I just can’t see her doing that,” Jack, further said in Vermont of the murder-suicide.
Samuel, who was off duty at the time of the shooting, has been a police officer in New York for 13 years.
Her aunt said she has been living in the United States for more than 20 years and did not complain about having problems.
“I just can’t see her doing that,” she repeated.
Jack said she and Samuel communicated from time to time.
“The last time I spoke to her, she said she was bringing the baby for us to see in June,” Jack further said.
Samuel’s father, Granville Parsons, was not at his Penniston home when I-Witness News visited Monday evening.
But a female relative told I-Witness News that they had been told that Samuel was “stressed out” because her Guyanese boyfriend reportedly had a relationship with someone else.
Media reports say that the shooting took place at Samuel’s home in Flatbush, New York.
She was found dead in her bed, alongside the body of her baby son, police said.
Samuel’s boyfriend, the father of the dead child, was found lying in the doorway. The number and location of his wounds were not immediately clear.
Reports say that the child was shot in the chest, as was Samuel.
Samuel’s 19-year-old son from a previous relationship, Dondre Samuel, was home at the time of the shooting, but escaped out a back window and called police, reports say.
Samuel is the sister of Shorn Samuel of Vermont, who was convicted of murder in relation to the beheading of 21-year-old Stacy Wilson, also of Vermont, at the Leeward Bus Terminal in December 2006.
Shorn used a rope to pull Wilson out of an idling minibus before chopping her about the body and beheading her in front of horrified onlookers.
It is with regret that I announce the passing of Violet I Derrick on the 29th March 2013 in St.Vincent.
There will be a Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late John Montgomery at St. Paul’s Church, Calliaqua on Wednesday 17th April, 2013 at 6:05pm. The Rev’d Fr. John Montgomery served in this Parish from September, 1965 to September 1971. May his soul rest in peace. God bless. Cheryl King.
I take this opportunity to wish my piano music teacher Pat Prescod the best of health.
My heart goes out to those in Boston affected by the bombings.
Unity Picnic 2013 in 1000 Islands - July 20, 2013
24 Feb 2013
It is with deep regret and sorrow that we announce the passing of McVain ("Mac") Ollivierre who departed this life on February 21, 2013 at the Montreal General Hospital. McVain will be forever cherished by his loving wife Gloria Ollivierre (née Thompson), children Tammy and Mike, grand children, his mother Mary Ollivierre, living in Bequia, 7 brothers, 2 sisters and members of his extended family including in-laws.
Before migrating to Canada, McVain graduated from Emanuel High School and worked at the General Post Office. He later became the first Fisheries Officer in SVG. You can find a tribute here
In Canada, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Geography, from Concordia University, formerly Sir George Williams University and worked in the Maritime shipping industry for many years.
McVain will be fondly remembered by members of:- the SVGAM, Vincentians in Ottawa, Toronto and New York and by members of the Caribbean and Canadian communities.
A Bequia man at Heart, he leaves a great legacy of hard work, dedication to his family, enterpreneurship, community involvement and excellent supporter of the SVGAM.
McVain will be laid out for viewing at the COLLINS CLARKE MACGILLIVRAY WHITE Funeral Home located at 5610 Sherbrook St. West, on Thursday February 28, 2013 from 5.00 to 9.00 pm and the funeral service
will take place on Friday, March 01, 2013 at 10.00 am at the Union United Church currently at 6870 Terrebonne Str., NDG, Montreal, Quebec Canada.
The Executive and Members of the St. Vincent and Grenadines Association of Montreal extend condolences to his wife; Gloria, his children and other members of his extended family. We pray that God would bless them.
President - SVGAM
19 Feb 2013
I regret to inform you that Norma I Keizer passed away peacefully today at 2:30 am at her home in New Montrose St.Vincent.
I extend my sympathies to all of her family.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Launches Liming Appreciation Society
32-isle Nation Unleashes the Leisure Spirit - Click here
Obit for Frank Rojas
Frank Rojas, noted Caribbean broadcaster, journalist and cultural pioneer, died from pneumonia in Randallstown, MD on Friday, January 18, 2013. He was 90 years-old.
He leaves to mourn a son, Don Rojas and daughter-in-law Karen, two daughters, Erica Biscombe Burnett and Colleen Ballard and their husbands, sister Jocelyn Masson, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a host of family and friends in the Caribbean, the USA, Canada and Australia.
He was born in St.Vincent & the Grenadines of Trinidadian parents and spent his youth in both countries. He served in a British army unit based in Trinidad & Tobago during World War 2 and in 1949 married his late wife Marie Gillezeau of St. Vincent.
He served for many years as a civil servant in St. Vincent, Grenada and St. Lucia. He was trained in radio broadcasting by the BBC and also worked as a Caribbean correspondent for the Reuters News Service in the 1960s.
Frank achieved a distinguished career as a radio producer and general manager of radio stations in various Caribbean countries. He authored and produced a number of audio documentaries and radio dramas, most notably, the award-winning series “Akita, the Slave”, which traced the life of a young African boy who survived the Middle Passage, grew up on a sugar plantation in the Caribbean and who, as an adult, led a slave rebellion that was ultimately defeated by the British colonial forces.
Frank trained and mentored several young broadcasters throughout the Caribbean who went on to build successful careers.
He contributed immeasurably to the expansion of the Carnival arts and the development of steel pan music in St. Vincent & the Grenadines and also chronicled the oral histories of Grenada, St.Vincent and St. Lucia from dozens of radio interviews with people of the older generations in those Caribbean countries.
Frank and his wife Marie migrated to New York in 1968 and later became naturalized US citizens. In the 1970s and 1980s Frank worked in the US labor movement as an executive with Locals 144 and 1199 of the SEIU.
Along with his son Don in1973, he launched the first Caribbean-American daily newspaper (“Caribbean Daily”) and, co-founded one of the first Internet-based newspapers, “The Black World Today” in July, 1996.
Shortly after his wife’s death in December 2005, he moved back to the Caribbean and lived in Dominica with his daughter Erica for over six years. He returned to the US in the middle of December 2012 to spend the Christmas and New Year’s holidays with Don and his family in Maryland.
A memorial service will be held for Frank Rojas on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 11am in the New All Saints RC Church, Baltimore, MD.
6 Jan 2013
Aubrey (Clinton) Antrobus better known as “Trobie” passed away on Tuesday January 1st, 2013 at the age of 79.
He was born in Kingstown St. Vincent and the Grenadines on May 08, 1933. He is survived by his loving wife Zetherlin (Judy) of 25 years. Children: Nichola, Winston (Daughter-in-Law Denise), Gregory, Gemma, Alain, Micheal, Dennis, Martin and Desmond. 5 Grand Children and 1 Great Grand Child. Brother: Ardon, Sisters: Civilla (Brother-in-Law Ardon Arthur), Patricia Challenger, Margaret Llewellyn (Brother-in-Law Matthew Llewellyn) and Yvonne Antrobus (Sister-in-Law) many nephews and nieces, relatives and close friends.
Clinton Antrobus served 12 years with the SVG Marketing Board later moved to Canada and was an entrepreneur also was employed by Epson Canada for 5 years.
Viewing will be on Friday 11th, 2013 at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road from 2-4pm and 7 to 9pm.
Funeral Service to be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11:00am at St. John The Divine (Anglican) Church, 885 Scarborough Golf Club Road. Internment will take place at Resthaven Memorial Gardens 2700 Kingston Road Scarborough Ont. M1M 1M5.
His Loving wife Zetherlin and surviving family wish to thank all those who helped in any way possible to make Clinton's life a joy.
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society are welcome.
5 Jan 2013
Happy New Year and a hope for less gun violence.
While searching for some information I came across an online St.Vincent Government Gazette starting in 1950 on a University of Florida website. I discovered a Government notice 256 signed by then Administrator W.F. Coutts that would allow British Guiana (correct spelling) Airways to use the waterway at villa for arrival and departures of the Grumman Goose airplane. It was signed 26 May 1950. I also discovered a list of planters who delivered starch to the arrowroot association for the 1950-1951 season and the amount. Among the names found were a John Hadley (same name as me but not me) who delivered 3,730 lbs from his area of Chili. There was a Morris Young of Caratal district who delivered a massive amount of 10,874 lbs. Now I am ashamed to say that I have no idea which area in St.Vincent is referred to as Chili and Caratal .Here is a link to that Government site. Click here.
Velma (McKie) Lewis was very kind to enlighten me when she wrote this:
I read your last post with great interest, just wanted to let you know that Chili, Caratal is in the Georgetown area.
My husband's dad, Fr. Teacher C.V. Lewis was born in Chili, & his other family members are from Caratal. Thanks Velma.
13 December 2012
Philip Nanton writes:
Many visitors to Tony’s Oldies have recorded how much the experience of visiting his photographic web site has meant to them. They write about it as a history lesson, they suggest a feeling of nostalgia for a distant St. Vincent that the photographs create and they discuss how the site revives many personal memories. Like many of the visitors to the site I also wanted to record my response. I guess that writing is what I do, so as I sniffed the beginnings of a story some months ago I began to pester Tony with questions about his website’s history. – how did it start? who uses it more, Vincentians at home or those living abroad? how did he see its development? My first few lines eventually became a few pages as I shaped my response into an article.
An important feature of the website he has created is the way it works. The contributions of photographs from home and abroad, the comments attached, the guest book and the recording of important milestones all build a sense of community. It is a cyber community that is not forced or false but one that is shared between Vincentians who live abroad and in the homeland. It seemed that this was worth saying. So I put the ideas in an article with the title ‘Tony’s Oldies: Visualising Vincentian Diasporic Memory’. It was published recently in Caribbean Quarterly: A Journal of Caribbean Culture.
12 Nov 2012
It with regret that I inform you of the following deaths:
Janis Evrill Billy on 7th Nov at age 63 in Toronto
Marie (Huggins) Coombs at her home in Golden Vale St.Vincent 13 November at age 83.
Wade "Kojo" Williams passed away 3 Nov in Winnipeg.
I offer my sympathies to their family and friends.
The students of the C.W. Prescod Primary School (CWPPS) brought a cultural treat to residents of the Thompson Home in Kingstown on Tuesday, November 6th 2012
The primary school, which prides itself on taking deep interest in the cultural and musical development of its students, was recently the recipient of a Grand piano, donated by the musical icon, Patrick ‘Pat’ Prescod, who had recently taken up residence at the Home.
The CWPPS is named in honour of Mr. Prescod’s father, Christopher Wilberforce Prescod.
The treat by the students included items from the school’s steel orchestra, songs, dance and a piano recital.
While the steel orchestra, the reigning Junior (Schools) Panorama Champs, rendered a variety of uplifting songs, including Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’, Ancar Gordon serenaded with Josh Groban’s ‘You raised me up’, a well known and inspiring song, in apparent gratitude to Mr. Prescod, not only for his donation but also for his work with the school and in the advancement of music in the country.
The highlight of the morning’s proceedings was Mr. Prescod himself. He took to the black and white keys of the school’s electronic keyboard and performed, rendering among others the tune ‘To God be the Glory’. The maestro played as though he had never left the keys, which was inspiring to all present.
Wishing Mac Olliviere good health.
Wishing Dr Chris Stephens and Elsa Stephens-Jones the best of health.
Althea Ballantyne Commissiong:
I can now confirm that Althea's Funeral Eucharist and Burial will take place on Saturday, June 9th, 2012,
at the Cathedral Church of St. George, Kingstown, at 3:00 p.m. where she worshipped God faithfully,
even up to last Sunday, the Day of Pentecost.
May Althea's soul find Sweet Repose In The All Embracing Arms of Jesus.
Rest Eternal Grant Unto Althea, O Lord and may Light Perpetual shine upon her. May She Rest In Peace, Amen.
Thanks, Fr. Jones.
WF Fencer Wins Historic World Championship Title
New York, NY April 16, 2012 – The Peter Westbrook Foundation capped off one of its most successful weekends, as it’s star athletes made history around the world. This weekend in Virginia Beach, Nzingha Prescod (daughter of of Marva Prescod) finished a grueling Olympic qualification period on the highest note possible as she was named to the 2012 Olympic games in London this summer. For the19 year old Prescod, qualifying for her first Olympics highlights at 10-year journey including three world championship titles.
I just spoke with Paula Nanton. Her Mum, Ruby Nanton, passed away this morning
in Texas. She was 103 years old.
May she rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her.
I regret to announce the following:
Carl Glassgow passed away early this morning (March 22 2012) in SVG.
Our hearts go out to Lynette and family.
Lucy Cato will be buried next Wednesday.
Lucy Cato - wife of the former Prime Minister of StV, passes March 19th at the
Milton Cato Hospital in St.Vincent. As her neighbor, I heard her playing this chopin piece with great expertise Click here
VERONICA SIMMONS nee JONES (FORMERLY OF Union Island), St. Vincent and the Grenadines.Died Friday, 9th March, 2012
at the age of 82 in London, England. A funeral service will be held March 20th.
Cheryl King writes:
May she rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her.
Cheryl was a friend and class-mate at the Girls' High School (GHS), SVG.
She passed away in St. Lucia yesterday, March 8, 2012.
Thanks to her cousins Yvonne Huggins John and Rosita Spooner Mandeville
for the information. God bless.
**Please note that this DOES NOT refer to Cheryl Williams Remy
(daughter of Henry Williams) who also resides in St.Lucia.
My congratulations to both the Vanloos and Conliffes of Montreal on the recent success of their daughters Cherisse Vanloo and Phyllis Conliffe.
Cherisse Vanloo, P.Eng., ing., M.Eng.was recently earned her designation as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario. Cherisse currently also holds an engineering license in the province of Quebec. Cherisse earned her Bachelors and Masters of Building Engineering at Concordia University.
Phyllis R Conliffe, Ph.D. was recently promoted to Executive Director, BioPharmaceutical Services AVANZA Laboratories (
ADVANCING Cures Through Drug Development & BioPharmaceutical Services). Phyllis earned her doctorate from McGill University in Physiology.
e are deeply saddened to inform you that our dear sister Muriel Eudora Fraser née Velox passed away earlier today - Tuesday February 21, 2012.
Muriel is the mother of our GHS sisters Jean, Dawn, Sharon, Deborah and Donna, mother in law of Laverne Baynes-Fraser and sister of Vilna Liverpool née Velox. She also leaves to mourn one son Dr. Peter Fraser, two sons in law, Raymond England and Clayton Williams, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Please keep the Fraser family in your prayers during this very difficult time.
May Muriel's soul rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her.
We will provide funeral details when available.
Jean Fraser's relative, Sheila Regis, who lived in Florida and was quite close to Jean
also recently passed away.
Dr. Melanie Kirby is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and a member of the Haematology Section in the Division of Haematology/Oncology. Dr. Kirby received her medical undergraduate training at the University of West Indies. Following a paediatric residency at the University of West Indies, Dr. Kirby completed further training in paediatrics and in paediatric haematology/oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Dr. Kirby joined the Division in early 2000 following a staff physician appointment in the Division of Haematology/Oncology at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa. Dr. Kirby is the Divisional MD responsible for the Hemoglobinopathy Program and is she Director of the Division's Undergraduate Program. Dr. Kirby was recipient of the Hour Glass Award from the National Thalassemia Foundation of Canada in 1998.
The Death is announced of Lady Graham of Lance Aux Epine, St. George,
Grenada who died on Monday 9th January 2012. I offer my sympathies to her family.
Click Here for a recent article on the Kingstown market written by Laine Doss - Wed., Jan. 4 2012 at 1:14 PM.
The funeral for Dentist Ewarth "Ells" King will be on the 16th of December at St.Paul's Anglican Church in Calliaqua at 3 PM. Dr King was killed at his home and for more info please access the Vincentian newspaper link above.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Coast Guard and other national security officials here have been deployed to investigate what has been described a part of a “Russian spacecraft” found in the Tobago Cays this morning.
The discovery comes even as the European Space Agency said on Friday that it had abandoned efforts to contact a Russian space probe, increasing the likelihood that it will plunge to Earth, according to international media reports.
The unnamed Phobos-Ground probe was to head to Mars for a 2½-year mission to take soil samples then fly back to earth. But it became stuck in Earth orbit after its Nov. 9 launch and attempts to send commands that would propel it towards the Mars moon have been unsuccessful.
Cheryl King writes:
GHS Class of '62 and other GHS sisters will remember Yvette Sutherland.
This announcement was at
MS YVETTE FAUSTINA SUTHERLAND formerly of Biabou died on Thursday
3rd November in Indiana, USA at the age of 66.
The funeral takes place on Friday 18th November at the St. Matthews Anglican Church.
The body lies at the church from 2:00. The service begins at 3:00. Burial will be at the Biabou Cemetery.
GHS sister, Janet Sutherland, Yvette's cousin and sister of our late friend Joel "Toby" Huggins states that their dear mother Arabella Sutherland Hilaire passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, in NY.
Details: Viewing and service in Brooklyn, NY, on Friday, December 2, 2011.
Viewing 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Service at 7:00 p.m.at
St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Avenue D, between 43rd and Troy. Burial on Saturday,
leaving from the church to Plain Lawn Cemetery, Hicksville, in the morning.
May Yvette and Arabella rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon them.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Sutherland family.
Peggy Gibson Barley would like to let you know that her dear son, Michael,
passed away in England this morning, Saturday 11/19/11.
I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Gibson/ Leigertwood families.
LONDON, United Kingdom – Vincentian Renwick Rose has won the 2011 Guardian International Development Achievement award ahead of four others finalists.
The award is designed to recognise some of the unsung heroes of international development — people who have made a profound contribution to the alleviation of poverty, working above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference to the lives of some of the world’s poorest people, according to the British newspaper.
“To have been considered for nomination for this award, much more becoming a finalist, could not have been further from my thoughts five or six months ago,” Rose, a community activist and social commentator said in his response.
“What an honour for a simple man from a small-island chain with a population more than 100 times smaller than that of the London metropolis. To go on to win such a prestigious award is nothing short of miraculous,’ added Rose, who is celebrated for his work with banana farmers in St. Vincent and the Windward Islands.
“We needed to look beyond just producing and complaining about markets and looking to see how we could link up with other forces in the world and what we could do to try and influence the trends in world trade which were affecting us,” Renwick Rose says as he talks about his work with the Windward Islands Farmers’ Association (WINFA)
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – MV Ventura, one of the largest cruise ship yet built specifically for U.K. passengers, made a 10-hour call at Port Kingstown yesterday with 3,026 passengers onboard.
A Ministry of Tourism media release quoted a British passenger who toured Kingstown during the call as saying he enjoyed the trip and would visit this country again.
Earlier this year, Minister of Tourism Saboto Caesar attended the 18th Annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show in Puerto Rico, where more than 1,000 cruise industry partners came together with 100 Cruise Executives from the FCCA Member Lines to share ideas and discuss industry trends.
At the Trade Show, Caesar had consultations with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines who pledged to give technical assistance for this to have a better planned, structured and conceived cruise product.
The minister is optimistic that this country, as a destination, will be able to achieve significant growth in the medium to long term, once the relationship between the private and the public sector continues to evolve positively, the release said.
Caesar, who is also Minister of Industry, noted that in the medium term, the strategy for the cruise sub sector is for it to play a more significant role in the diversified tourism product that the country is building.
Mein Schiff, another cruise ship is scheduled to make its inaugural visit to this country on Sunday.
Yesterday 14 people were killed in a traffic accident in St.Lucia when a mini-bus went over a cliff. They were coming from a funeral.
CASTRIES, St Lucia, Friday November 11, 2011 - Minister of National Security and Home Affairs Guy Mayers has described last night’s traffic accident that claimed the lives of 14 people as one of the worst in the country’s history.
Police said 13 people were killed when the mini bus on which they were travelling plunged off a cliff into the sea in the south east area of Mount Sion, in Choiseul.
The fourteenth victim died at hospital.
Eyewitnesses said the bodies were lined up on a beach after being pulled from the wreckage. The passengers were on their way from a funeral.
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Consultant engineer of the International Airport Development Company (IADC) Leonardo Perez has said that by the end of this year about sixty-five percent of the excavation work at the new international airport site in St Vincent would be completed.
Perez was presenting a progress report on Wednesday on the construction of the airside facilities at a symposium hosted by the IADC.
Perez reported that they have already completed over six million cubic meters of the area, which included the excavation of rocks and the blasting activity.
He said that about 9.5 million cubic meters of hard-rock and soil remain to be excavated. Perez further explained that the embankment construction is 70.25 percent complete.
He added that they are currently experiencing challenges with the transportation trucks, as only about 54 percent the equipment is functional.
A fire at Jack Dear's house in Lasalle Quebec caused extensive damage.
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of CYRIL GEORGE ELFORD FRASER of Toronto, formerly of Cane Garden, St. Vincent who passed away on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 in Toronto.
Cyril is the son of our GHS sister Muriel and the brother of our GHS sisters Jean, Dawne, Marcelle, Sharon, Deborah, Donna and brother-in-law of Laverne Baynes-Fraser.
As you know, Sharon is the current president of the GHS Toronto Chapter and Jean is a past president.
Visitation for Cyril Fraser will take place on Friday, November 4th, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m and again from 7 p.m to 9 p.m at Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Avenue East (at Warden Avenue), Scarborough, Ontario, Tel: (416) 773-0933.
The funeral service will take place on Saturday November 5th, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Paul L'Amoreaux Anglican Church, 3333 Finch Avenue East (at Warden Avenue).
Interment at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, 33 Memory Gardens Lane (at Don Mills, just south of Steeles), Willowdale, ON, M2H 3K4, Tel: 416-493-9580.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Fraser family at this very difficult time. Our hope is that loving memories bring strength, comfort and peace.
May light perpetual shine upon Cyril. May he rest in peace.
Also Ann Margaret Murray passed away on Oct 18th 2011 in Brooklyn New York.
"Consider how the lilies grow, they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these". Luke 12 v27. I have been told recently that this was recited at BGS during the morning assembly. Under Lopey?
Click Here for youtube images and music of St.Vincent and the Grenadines. I received an e-mail recently with a link to some very old images of St.Vincent including some of the 1902 Volcanic eruption. Some of the images were taken by J. Wilson who spent his last years in the USA and my attempts to track his negatives or images in the USA has come to a 'dead end' for quite some time. Here is a slideshow of these old images - Click Here
12 sep 2011
It is with sadness that I announce the death of Auldene Jones-Cochran in the UK after a brief illness. Our sympathies go out to her family and friends.
Wishing Tom Austin the best of health!
17 APR 2011
It is with regret that I announce the passing of Henry Ash in Brooklyn New York 10 March 2011
Also, Mr Edwin Nigel Brazel also passed on March 7th 2011 in Toronto. My sympathies to all of the family members.
Some computer hardware has slowed the updates and still getting back to speed with a new Hard Disk and the associated recovery process. I have received a few e-mails but was unable to respond or take action appropriately. I would suggest you click on the Searchlight newspaper link for some interesting highlights.
21 Feb 2011
St Kitts and Nevis’ first governor and Vincentian born, Sir Fred Phillips died at the age of 92 last night (February 20, 2011) at his Hodges Bay, Antigua home last night after a prolonged illness. Sir Fred became the first black Governor of what was then St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla on the attainment of statehood on February 27, 1967, and served until 1969. He had served earlier as administrator. He was also Cabinet Secretary of the West Indies Federation from 1960 to 1962, Senior Assistant Registrar at the University of the West Indies from 1966 and 1967, and chairman of Grenada Telecommunications Ltd, Telecoms of Dominica, and U.S. Agency for International Development of Agricultural (USAID) Venture Trust.
Sir Fred also authored many publications, among them West Indian Constitutions: Post-Independence Reform (1985), Caribbean life and culture: A citizen reflects (1991), Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutional Law (2002), Ethics of the Legal Profession (2004), and The Death Penalty and Human Rights (2009), among others.
10 Feb 2011
Ms Pearl's Memorial Service:
Ms Pearl's Memorial and Funeral Service would be held at the AP Shaw Congress Heights United Methodist Church, 421 Alabama Avenue South East (The corner of Martin Luther King Ave) Washington, DC 20032 USA
The Wake on Friday18th February 6:00pm to 9:00 PM
The Funeral Service on Saturday 19th @ 9:00 AM
Thanks for your heartfelt condolences, The Cyrus family
Since February is Black History month I thought I would include an article about "Black Ice" - CHL Colored Hockey League which existed in Nova Scotia but is difficult to find in any history books. Here is a 7 min ESPN youtube link which you may find interesting. Click Here
Source: Vincentian: The body of Edison ‘Sheggy’ John was laid to rest at the Kingstown cemetery, Wednesday 29th December 2010. This, after a service at the St. George’s Anglican Cathedral, officiated by His Lordship Bishop Leopold Friday.
In a fitting send-off for the legendary masman, teacher, craftsman, trade unionist, and singer, hundreds joined the procession to the cemetery, and ‘jigged’ to the sounds of the X-Pan Steelband.
Before, though, Renwick Rose chose, not simply to eulogise the fallen comrade, but to invite the diverse gathering to draw positive lessons from the attributes that characterized the life of Sheggy John – not least being his humility, his willingness to assist, his attentive ear and his simplicity.
Ken Isles offered a rendition on pan, and calypsonian Lex-I ex-temporized, both in tribute to a man that had given his life to fostering a cultural identity for Vincentians.
One masman summed up the outpouring of sentiments this way: “Sheggy never said no to anyone who wanted advice. And ah never see him get vex yet!”
24 December 2010
I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Blessed, Merry and Safe Christmas.
I am sad to report that MR EMERY WALLACE formerly of Paget Farm, Bequia died in Toronto, Canada on Monday December 13th. The funeral took place on Friday December 17th in Toronto, Canada." Emery was a long time contributor to this site in terms of 'old' images. Emery wrote to me this year identifying his medical issues and I had hoped for a different outcome. I extend my sympathies to his family and friends.
12 Dec 2010
Could please publish this tribute to my Dear Sister Arlene Keane-Browne.
Arlene Antoinette Keane was born on 3rd January 1954 to Van and Eltha Keane in Kingstown.She was very talented in Dance, Music, and Drama. She also had a certain flair for fashion and would make and design her own clothes. If an outfit was purchased she would often customise it to become hers.
From the age of 4yrs she took ballet classes, and went on into adult life to become an accomplished Modern classical dancer.
She went to England in 1980 to further her studies in education and while there she joined the famous Pineapple Dance Studios where she mastered Tap, Jazz and Classical dance. It was there she was approached by a famous Choreographer to join a touring Dance Troupe. Unfortunately she was unable to take up this offer due to her studies. This experience led her to become a choreographer in St Vincent where she formed the P'tani dance troupe and put on several shows and also did many solo spots herself.
Arlene leaves to mourn her husband H.E Brendon Browne, her beloved daughter Jennisse Browne,her brother Dr Moulton Keane of Florida,her sister Mrs Merle Keane-Grant of the UK,neices Denise Keane,Nichole Keane,Nephew Michael Keane,sister in Law Andrea Keane, Aunt Edna Keane cousins Hazell Keane of Montreal Ardon Bess of Toronto and Marijke Williams of St Vincent.
May she rest in peace and may light perpetual shine on her.
By Her loving Sister Merle Keane-Grant.
see new P156 Kingstown town Board members of 1958-1960 - click here
24th Oct 2010
Something uplifting: Ben Underwood uses click sounds to see even though he is blind. Click here. or here
This communique is to inform you of the passing of Jean Anderson
this evening (19th October 2010) in New York after being diagnosed with cancer three months ago. There will be a viewing for Jean at Chappy's & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. 22 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730. Tel: 631-581-5600
Time: Wednesday, 10/27 at: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Funeral will be on Thursday, 10/28
Other messages today have informed me of the passing of David Thompson,
late P.M. of Barbados "PM David Thompson died at 2.10am this morning from pancreatic cancer, Saturday, 23 October 2010 at his private residence in St Phillip."
New fast St.Vincent and the Grenadines Ferry service - Click Here
Seems like you can travel to Union Island and return the same day.
Barbados Robbery/Fire - Vincentian among the six that died:
Six persons including Vincentian Kellisha Ollivierre perished Friday night during a fire in Barbados that Barbadians are describing as one of country’s worst tragedies.
On Saturday September 4th, the Nation Newspaper in Barbados reported that, “a fire believed to have been started by two men who robbed the Campus Trendz store in Tudor Street, The City, engulfed the two-storey building along the busy shopping street, trapping the hapless victims within the inferno”.
Health TIP: if have a darker skin and you live in a place where the sun does not shine too much (especially winter), then you are at a higher risk for cancers like colon and prostate. The lack of sun creates a Vitamin D deficiency unless you compensate by comsuming more food with Vitamin D or taking supplements.
Molly Romeo writes: Re Maureen (nee Cupid) Alexander: Hi Tony, it is with great sadness that I announce the death of my friend and ex-teachers together at the Kingstown Methodist School. Maureen passed away on August 10th 2010 at the Mt Sinai hospital in New York City and was buried on August 16th, 2010. Please add to your site. Maureen was always a teacher, she graduated from the St-Vincent Teachers College, then migrated to the U.S. She was currently the Vice-President of the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Ex-
Teachers Association in New York up to the time of her passing. Thanks Tony.
Cheryl King writes: TRIBUTE TO THE LATE SYBIL DOUGAN MARSHALL
We extend condolences to the family of the late Sybil Dougan Marshall
of Ratho-Mill who passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2010, in St. Vincent
and the Grenadines. Sybil will be fondly remembered by many of us not only
as devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, Aunt etc. but also as student at
the Calliaqua School and Girls' High School, teacher, Assistant Guide
Leader, Post-Mistress at Calliaqua and friend. She contributed much to the community. The funeral service takes place on Saturday, September 4, 2010, at St. Paul's, Calliaqua, at 3:30 p.m.
May she rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her.
NEW ACADEMIC YEAR:
To those who are starting a new academic year all the best.
To all of the staff and students at the Calliaqua Anglican School
we want to wish you a productive academic year.
Thanks to my brother Artie Phills for adding a Calliaqua Anglican School web-page
on the St.Paul's Anglican Church web-site.
Remember if you can be of assistance to the school at any time please
Re the information below, Baldwin & I are working on an additional project for publication that continues along the lines of the book release below. We would like to profile a few more persons (SVG) and we would be delighted if you could write an article about a trailblazer for the next volume. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2010. Please let us know if you will be willing to join us in this project and we will send you more details.
Thanks for all of your good wishes re this new publication. Please pass on the word and thanks for all of your love and support over the years. Much appreciated. We know that you will enjoy reading this publication and in particular, you will be filled with nostalgia reading and reminiscing about Franklyn Seales whom we all remember fondly growing up in Calliaqua, Rev. Fitz John who grew up in Brighton and Lawyer Alban "Uncle" Radix as well as all of the others who have been profiled.
10 YEARS :
Thanks to Tony Hadley for putting this book release information on his web-site and congratulations & thanks to him and his Tonyoldies website for ten years of sharing valuable information with the public. Great foresight and keep up the good work !!!
Congratulations to : Nzingha Prescod daughter of Marva Prescod
REMINDER-GHS CENTENNIAL MAGAZINE
The GHS centennial magazine is due to be published as part of the celebration of
the GHS centennial next year. The deadline for articles is September 30, 2010, so please get your articles in to the editorial committee by then. Thanks.
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, WEDDINGS etc
To those celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, weddings etc.-
Have a good one and congratulations.
Those on vacation-be refreshed !!
I am sorry to report that Brenda Quashie Crawford would like to inform you with deep sadness that her brother, Charles "Luxie" Quashie passed away on Thursday August 19, 2010, in Kingstown, St.Vincent and the Grenadines. "Luxie" was the brother of Castine, Brenda, Curtis, Russell, Lyris Quashie Persad (now in Trinidad ) and Jackie.
The funeral service took place Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at St. George's Cathedral, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
While he may have other cousins, I am aware of Dr Hughes Dougan and Roderick Browne - both classmates of mine at BGS. I have an unconfirmed report that it was pancreatic cancer.
If you want to know more about pancreatic cancer - Click here and read about the shocking POSSIBLE link with soft drinks. The beverage industry says the study is flawed.
15 August 2010
Next update will be after Aug 29th
With profound sadness we announce the death of our sister Ai-Ling de Riggs-Adams in Charlotte North Carolina on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. She is survived by her mother, Mildred de Riggs, her siblings Gwendolyn, Arthur, Marijke, Elvina, Donald, Anselm and Rebecca de Riggs and their families, her children Jennifer, Timothy and Gwendolyn and their families.
May she rest in peace
As per our conversation see info., for your perusal
1 Carlton Richard Gurley / July 7th1915 to October 26th1992 (SVG).
2 Thelma Noreen Gibbs-Gurley / May 1st1922 to March 28th1998 (SVG)
3 Anita Verona Gurley-Dillon /October 14th 1942 to October 5th 1999 (Toronto)
4 Nevin Colston Austin / September 29th 1908 to July 9th 1988 (SVG)
5 Agnes Claudine Francois / December 9th 1908 to January 17th 2009 (Los Angeles,) 100yrs)
12 August 2010
KINGS-SVG Publishers is pleased to announce the publication of
“ Caribbean Trailblazers: St. Vincent and the Grenadines".
The new book is edited by Baldwin King and Cheryl Phills King and contains biographies of fifteen persons (12 men and 3 women) who have made significant contributions to St. Vincent and the Grenadines itself or the diaspora.
The individuals profiled are Joseph Chatoyer by Adrian Fraser, Edgar Julian Duncan by Baldwin King, J. L. Eustace by Ann Eustace, J. P. Eustace by Vin Samuel, Bernard "Ches" Gibbs by Peggy Antrobus, Fitz Allen John by Catherine John, Nesta "Clarie" Paynter by Ann Samuel and Joan Samuel Simien,
Phyllis Joyce Punnett by Andrea Punnett Boos, Alban Radix by Hazeldene Phills Hercules and Cheryl Phills King,
Thomas Mowbray Saunders by Adrian Saunders, Franklyn Ellison Seales by Jean Dorsinville, Shirley Richards Squire by Elizabeth Punnett, George C. H. Thomas by Monica Thomas Woodley, Henry Harvey Williams by Sir Fred Phillips and Earl “Old George” Daniel by Bertram John.
The retail price of the book (paperback, 164 pages, ISBN: 0-9778981-5-6) is US$19.95 plus shipping and handling (US$4 in the US, US$5.50 to Canada and US $10.00 to the Caribbean and the United Kingdom, by airmail).
To order, please send us your name, address and payment (check or money order payable to KINGS-SVG) to: Baldwin King, P. O. Box 702, Madison, NJ 07940, U.S.A . You may also place your order through our website:http://www.kingsinn-svg.com (Click on Bookstore). Our email:email@example.com
BOOK WILL BE MAILED TO YOU PROMPTLY ON RECEIPT OF YOUR PAYMENT.
In St. Vincent and the Grenadines, books may be obtained from Kings Inn, (Villa, 784-457-4086) as well as other local booksellers.
I am sad to report the following as written to me by his sister Silma Phillips: Desmond Harry, Age 63; Funeral Service 10 am Saturday July 31, at St Michael and All Angels Church, at 611 St Clair Ave.
Viewing at Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St Clair Ave W on Friday, Jul 30 from 4-5pm and 6-7pm
Eileen Ena Cummings
The family of the late Eileen Ena Cummingswishes to express their sincere appreciation to those who offered comfort in both words and deeds during their recent bereavement. To all who visited and assisted her and supported the family in several different ways, we are truly grateful.
I offer my sympathies to the family of the late Tony Clark. This eulogy was delivered by H.E. Kingsley C.A. Layne, CMG, former Ambassador of SVG to the USA.
Gordiano Antonio Clarke was born in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, on May 10, 1945. He was the only child of William Augustus “Willie” Clarke of St. Vincent and Eileen Muriel “Jule” Williams-Clarke of Grenada. As a child he was sent to St. Vincent to live with his paternal grandmother, Eugenia Clarke, until his parents returned to take up residence.
After his early education, he attended the St. Vincent Grammar School, the Caribbean Union College (CUC) in Trinidad, where his schoolmates dubbed him “Pittsburg,” because of his physical prowess, and time spent in that US city, famous for its steel, and finally the Emmanuel High School. Back home in St. Vincent, he was given a new name that reflected the ethnic and cultural diversity of the land from whence he most recently arrived, i.e. Trinidad. Henceforth he was known as “Ramsingh” to friends and colleagues.
In his youth, “Tony,” as he was popularly known, was an enthusiastic and talented track and field athlete, specializing in the sprint events, in a class that included some of the finest in the athletic tradition of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). He participated in several local and regional meets, and was a regular member of the sprint relay teams. His interest in sports was wide-ranging, and included cricket, the NFL, basketball, baseball , boxing, soccer, and yes, his real passion, motor sports. Up to now, friends still marvel how he was able to continually rent vehicles, after his many miraculous escapes, while testing their capabilities to the max on the narrow roads of SVG.
Always the community activist, Tony was a founding member of the Striders Social and Cultural Club in the parish of St. George, SVG. The members engage in a range of social, cultural, sporting, educational, and other community activities, as a unit, and in collaboration with other similarly dedicated groups. He had a profound love for people, and was always willing to extend a helping hand to those in need, oftentimes at the sacrifice of his own affairs.
During the 1960’s, at the Labor, Social Welfare, and Youth Employment Departments in SVG, under the legendary leadership of the late Ernest Laborde and V. Young, he worked with a dedicated group of civil servants, including Elsie Payne, Mildred Dublin, the late Jennifer Williams and Jean Cambridge, and others, to oversee a number of programs for the improvement of people’s lives. Among these was the opening up of training and employment opportunities for young Vincentians in the nursing profession in the United Kingdom.
Tony migrated to the United States in the late 1960’s, but maintained a strong connection to SVG and all things Caribbean. He had an enduring passion for the Calypso art form, and regarded himself as somewhat of an authority on the genre.
The Service of Remembrance for the late “Tony” Clarke, who died on Tuesday, June 22, was held on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at 7.00 p.m., at the historic St. Marks United Methodist Church, 2017 Beverley Road, Brooklyn, NY, 11226. The service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Glyger G. Beach, a cousin of the deceased, and the newly appointed pastor of the congregation. The eulogy was delivered by H.E. Kingsley C.A. Layne, CMG, former Ambassador of SVG to the USA. Musical renditions were made by Ms. Erlene Williams and Lynette Clarke. The daughter of the deceased, Ms. Toni Eileen Clarke, read her father’s favorite psalm # 16. Mr. Lennox O. Joslyn, a fellow founding member of the Striders Social and Cultural Club, paid tribute on behalf of its membership. Other tributes were delivered on behalf of alumni of CUC, Trinidad and Tobago , and by others. Interment was on Wednesday 30, June, at Rosedale Cemetery, Linden, New Jersey.
G. Antonio “Tony” Clarke was a devoted father to his seven (7) children, especially his beloved daughter, and alter ego, Toni.
He leaves to mourn, his family and relatives, many dear friends, especially his partner, Elizabeth James and family, close associates, and colleagues.
A photo will be added later
A Tribute to Barbara Olive Elaine Palmer
21 June 2010
John Paynter died 15th June 2010 just short of his 101st birthday. He was the last surviving brother of his generation of the Paynter family. He was buried in Brooklyn where he lived with his daughter, Rhona Craig. Thanks to Cheryl King for this information.
Vincentian Matthew "Linden" Fisher drowned on a family outing on May 5th at a lake near the Quebec-Ontario border while trying to save his brother who had fallen into the water. The funeral was on June 4th in Montreal.
I would like to wish Emery Wallace of Toronto better health.
7 June 2010
Full name: _John Melvin Ethan Cuffy__
Date of Death ___May 3, 2010_
City/Country of burial ___St. Vincent_
Here is the eulogy.
A REMEMBRANCE - John Melvin Ethan Cuffy by Errol N Allen
We are gathered here this afternoon to formally bring closure to the life of John Melvin Ethan Cuffy who has been called to the great beyond, a path which sooner or later all of us gathered here will take. Vin, as he was affectionately called, was the third of six children, three boys and three girls, raised by his late parents Mervin and Beryl Cuffy. Vin’s life has been in two distinct phases. Phase I up to age 20 was marked by success and accomplishment; while Phase II from age 21 was a challenging period of prolonged illness. In this tribute which I call a ‘Remembrance’, I address these phases chronologically.
Vin, like his other brothers and sisters, was brought up in a God fearing Christian home. As a youth he attended weekly Sunday services in this Chapel. He also attended Sunday School and participated in other Church activities of the day. He was a lover of all sports but had a particular passion for cricket which he played from a tender age coached by his elder brother Victor. In these early days he attended music lessons and learnt to play the piano with great flare. In later years when I lived briefly in the Cuffy household and attended the Georgetown Government School, I could remain in the yard and tell whether it was Victor, Pearl or Vin on the piano. Each one had a distinctive style. The Vin I knew in my youth was a quiet, courteous, soft-spoken individual who never got flustered. Indeed these qualities led many persons with whom he interfaced to refer to him as a ‘Gentleman’. At elementary school he demonstrated a quick grasp of matters which to many of his peers would seem complicated and showed that he possessed a good analytical mind. It was, therefore, not at all surprising when at age 11 he sat the open scholarship for students entering secondary schools and was awarded one of only two Government Scholarships tenable at the St Vincent Grammar School in 1948.
VIN THE CRICKETER
Vin found time in conjunction with his studies to further develop his cricketing ability during his years at Grammar School. When Everton Weekes visited the St Vincent Grammar School during the 1950’s on a talent search, Alfie Roberts was singled out as an outstanding talent and later represented the West Indies at test match level. Vin was also recognized as a promising talent. Some of the cricketing purists regarded Vin’s elder brother Victor who was a left handed batsman and left arm spinner as the better batsman; while Vin, a right handed batsman and right arm off-spinner was regarded as the better batting all-rounder. There were arguments in support of each player as to who was the better batsman, but they never played together on the same team, so it may have been difficult to judge during these halcyon days of Grammar School cricket that spread over a period of ten years. I do recall Victor remarking before he proceeded to study in England that he thought Vin was, or would develop into the better batsman. Be that as it may, Vin in his quiet demeanour turned out to be a fine leader of men during his captaincy of the Grammar School cricket team. He led his team to the Division 1 championship during the mid 1950’s, in what was regarded as an upset win over the previously invincible Kingstown Cricket Club (KCC). Even though Vin represented St Vincent & the Grenadines in the annual Cork Cup Tournament for cricket supremacy among the Windward Islands and was appointed vice captain of the team upon leaving school, he regarded leadership of his Grammar School team to the local first division championship as the high point of his career. I believe this was the only occasion on which the Grammar School was crowned champions of local cricket.
During these halcyon days, Harrison College and Foundation College of Barbados visited St Vincent because of the talented players that were being produced. In the Harrison College team at the time was Teddy Griffith, the captain who played for Barbados and later for Jamaica while studying at Mona. He also served in the number 2 position as General Manager of the Central Bank of Barbados. In the Harrison College team as well was Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford who later became Prime Minister of Barbados. But for Vin, his career was not destined to flourish as a cricketer or academically after leaving school upon successful completion of his Higher School Certificate. He was almost immediately plagued by a nervous condition.
Upon leaving school Vin took up an appointment in the St Vincent Government Service, but after a year the first signs of his illness began to appear. He was granted sick leave and his family sought the best medical attention available at home and in the neighbouring islands. Initially there seemed to have been elements of success, but these were short-lived. The family never gave up and with constant prayer it was hoped that one day he would recapture his faculties and realise his full potential, but this was not to be. After abbreviated periods of hospital care which were largely ineffectual, it was recommended and accepted that home care would be the preferred option. So it transpired that for nearly 50 years his family rallied around to ensure that he was provided with the prescribed medication in an environment which afforded him greatest comfort. This he found in the family home in Georgetown. Whenever he travelled outside of this environment, he remained uneasy until he was able to return to his preferred abode in Georgetown. There he often found solace on his keyboard because music was another of his passions. I recall in the early 1950’s when steel plan music was in its infancy he took a small container, had the bottom sawn off, tuned it himself into a steel pan with the appropriate set of notes and played catchy tunes to the delight of the boys in the neighbourhood. Throughout his illness Vin retained his sense of humour and the ability to recall events and personalities of times long past.
The passing of younger brother Owen in 2007 must have been traumatic for Vin. Owen had been a tower of strength over the years, ensuring that he travelled back to Georgetown daily after work or other activities in Kingstown to provide brotherly companionship to Vin. The strength and togetherness of our family units of yesteryear are fast disappearing in these modern times. One can only hope that this aspect of our humanity can be preserved rather than disappear completely into oblivion.
Late last year a group of senior citizens organized a bus tour to tourism sites on the Windward side of the island, terminating at the Owia Salt Pond. The party made a stop at Vin’s residence in Georgetown and paid him a visit. These seniors included Kenneth and Karl John, Vannick and Sebastian Alexander (better known as Vannie and Bassy), Basil Williams, Joel Toney and Errol Allen. Group leader Kenneth John had plucked from his archives a selection of photographs featuring Vin and his team mates during his playing days. Vin’s eyes lit up as he was able to recognize some of the players on his own and others after being prompted. As we departed the residence, we all felt a sense of fulfillment having brought a modicum of pleasure to an old friend and colleague. I must commend the entire Cuffy family for the manner in which they worked to sustain Vin for half a century, heeding his wish to be in an environment where he was most comfortable. But the Lord never gives us more than we can bear, and now that he has left us May his soul Rest In Peace.
1 June 2010
Happy Birthday Grannie Hadley.
I have been sitting on some 'recent oldies' images of the Baynes family - not quite finished preparing the web page but you can take a peek here - Click here
Unity Picnic - July 17th at Brown's bay - 1000 islands
22 May 2010
A bus overturned with several politicians, so a farmer living nearby buried them. The next day, the police came to question the farmer. "So you buried the politicians, were they all dead? "
He answered, "Offica when mi a bury dem, some a bawl out sey dem nuh dead, but yuh know how dem lie already!"
Nathan Gurley passes:
It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of our beloved cousin Nathan Gurley. Nathan passed away at his home in Lower Bay, Bequia, SVG on Saturday 15th 2010 following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife Louise Gurley, his brothers and sisters including Ivy Bailey of Edinboro, six children and many grand children
He is presently at Mills/Everready Funeral Home in Kingstown SVG. Funeral service and interment will take place on Saturday 22nd 2010 in Port Elizabeth Bequia.
Please keep the family in your prayers.
From Dawn Munro and with sympathy:
I would like to inform you of the passing of my dear brother Kendall (Kenny) Durrant on Tuesday March 23rd in Brooklyn NY.
P.S His body will be returning home for Burial. Thank you God Bless Dawn
From two sources I understand that Carmen Halbich also recently passed. My sympathies to her family and friends.
From Cheryl King
Hi, It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of my dear cousin Carol Dougan who passed away in St. Vincent this morning at 8:00 a.m. SVG time.
8 Jan 2010:
Steve Prescod informed us this morning of the passing of his mom Etaul Prescod last evening (jan 7th 2010) . Etaul was 92 years old and was living in Florida with her son Cooper. Condolences go out to her children - Rudy, Cooper, Hubie, Steve and Marva. May she rest in peace.
7 Jan 2010
- Passing of Mrs.Verina Hamlett in SVG 1/6/10 at 10: 00 a.m.
- Road accident involving PM Gonsalves’ son Storm and a mini van.
- 2009 ended on a sad note when a vehicle overturned causing the death of three persons.
- A house fire took the lives of two persons.
- Two days ago there was a fire at the Mental Health Centre which destroyed one of the three male wings.
25 Nov 2009
Vincentian wins 7 million tax free Canadian dollars.
Brampton (Ontario) man, Orbiton Ollivierre, was born in Bequia Island, which is part of St. Vincent and The Grenadines. He came to Brampton, Canada in 1994. He's been working hard ever since and he really has to. That's because he has a big family - 7 kids and three grandchildren. So he put in hard days as a dispatcher at a company called Sterling Concrete Sawing in Mississauga, Ontario. But even still, money was tight and it was putting a lot of stress on him. Then, on November 14, 2009, Orbiton bought a Lotto 6/49 ticket. When he went back to check his ticket, he saw what he believed to be a $7000 win. That made him feel incredible. He even thanked God for his lucky fortune. That $7000 would have helped Orbiton Ollivierre immensely. Little did he know that he really didn't win $7000. He won much more than that!
Orbiton Ollivierre actually won exactly $7,167,893! That's a lot more than seven thousand dollars. And, if he was happy to have won $7000 in the lottery, you could imagine how happy he was to win over $7 million. Just imagine!
Orbiton Ollivierre actually credits God and his deceased brother with winning the lottery. Orbiton's brother died suddenly just recently. While Orbiton was looking through his brother's wallet, he found an old Lotto Super 7 ticket. He decided to keep playing those numbers on the ticket. Lotto Super 7 recently retires, so he atarted using some of the numbers to play Lotto 6/49. And, those are the numbers he won with - his dead brother's numbers!
At the time of his win, Orbiton Ollivierre was living in Brampton, Ontario (Just outside of Toronto) and was 43-years-old. He plans to use the money to pay off his bills, help his family, and take a well-deserved vacation.
4 Nov 2009
I was recently informed of the passing of Clarence Keizer in St.Vincent. My sincere sympathies to Norma, and all the rest of the family.
26 Oct 2009
It has been a long stretch between updates and this is why I was asking for a volunteer to assist in times especially when I cannot do the required updates. I was pretty much traveling from early July to early October. At one point I was on the road for 6 weeks in Canada/USA and I am very pleased to report that I was able to meet with classmates that I had not seen for almost 43 years - classmates of Boys Grammar School: John Jack (Winnipeg), Robert Cumberbatch (Toronto), Ulpian Toney (upstate New York) and Emile Cox (New Jersey) who was the Guest Speaker at the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Montreal (SVGAM) Independence celebrations this past Saturday. Looking back at this class of 1966 spread all over the world, I can safely say that I am very proud to be part of that class. Often when classmates meet after 43 years, there is discussion of names that we have no idea where they are or what they are doing. More on that at a later date.
On Saturday I had the honor and pleasure of being the MC for SVGAM Independence celebration and it was a superb event with great speeches, Fabulous musical performances and great dance music by 610 (DJ) and live music by Julian Mcintosh and the Caribbean Thunderbolts.
Yesterday afternoon there was a 'townhall' type meeting with Judge Emile Cox here in Montreal and while many topics were raised it decidely got much 'warmer' when the St.Vincent constitution was discussed.
When I came back from my travelling I had an excess of over 1000 e-mails and there is a strong possibility that I have missed various announcements. If someone can re-aquaint me with the death announcements that we wish to share with others, please drop me a line by clicking on the "e-mail-me" box at the upper left on this page.
New Book - Entrepreneurs of Union island - author Gloria Stewart-Morgan - can be purchased at Doreens in Montreal (514) 737-6862.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Mr. Festus Toney passes
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 22:01:36 -0400
October 25, 2009
It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of our dear brother Festus Toney. Festus passed away quietly at his home in Calliaqua, St. Vincent at 4:15 PM today after a short illness at the age of 78.
A Requiem Funeral Eucharist for the repose of his soul, will be held on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, in the town of Georgetown. Interment will be in the church yard cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Toney Family, PO Box 497, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Please keep the family in your prayers.
Joel Toney and family.
2 July 2009
Our Dad, Noble Branch, passed away peacefully in Trinidad on June 21st, 2009. We will be holding a Memorial Service for him in St Vincent on July 11th, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kingstown Evangelical Church.
Cheryl King writes:
SVG RADIO STATIONS:
The following link should take you to all the SVG Radio Stations. Just click LISTEN for the station desired.
Happy carnival celebrations !!!
St. Paul's /St. John's
Members Appreciation Sunday
Congratulations on yet another Appreciation Sunday and kudos to all who are being honoured. All the best from all of us !!!
24 May 2009
George Francis passes:
My sincere condolences to the family and friends. The contents of an e-mail I received follows:
Just to inform you that George passed away peacefully May 22nd at 9.50a.m. His funeral will be on Tuesday 26th May at 3.00p.m at St.George's Cathedral, Kingstown. In case anyone needs to speak with Elsa his wife the number is 784-4584798. Please pass on information to anyone I may have forgotten. God bless
6 Mar 2009
I regret to announce that Edna Walker Dougan passed away in Ratho Mill (St.V) on 4th March 2009. My sincere sympathies to her children, other family members and all those that knew her.
27 Dec 2008
Sadly I must report the following deaths:
- Peggy Hughes
- Josephine Sardine Banfield 23 Dec 2008
- Jeanette C. Bazemore also known as Debbie Cato, formerly of Georgetown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines passed away on December 17, 2008. She leaves to cherish in her memory a wonderfully loving husband - Alfred Shai Bazemore; two daughters - LaToya & LaKeisha; son Shaquille; two grandsons - T'Kai & T'Keim; parents - Eileen "Girlie" Cato and Cardon Dacon. Viewing will be on Saturday 27th December 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at De Marco Funeral Visitation Centre,
8003 Weston Road, Woodbridge, ON, followed by the funeral.
- Victoria 'Vickie' Durrant of Kingstown died on Monday 29 September 2008
- RICHARD JOACHIM (from the Guest Book - does anyone have a date?
3rd October 2008
Gwen Jack celebrates her 100th birthday in Rathomill: Click here
I will have some information about a Vincentian Author at a later date.
Anyone that can help with the two following items, it would be appreciated:
..... I have a problem that only a historian could help me. I have for sometime been trying to see when this school (Calliaqua Government School) was opened. The Anglicans do not know but I have records from about 1914.
See what help you can give me if any on this one.
Yvette M Antoine Bowen
2 Sep 2008
From the Congressional Record:
ON RISING VIOLENT CRIME IN THE CARIBBEAN AND WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT IT
SPEECH OF HON. CHARLES B. RANGEL OF NEW YORK IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2008
Mr. RANGEL :-
Madam Speaker, I rise today to call attention to the pressing matter of increasing violent crime in the Caribbean and to introduce a New York CARIB News editorial that eloquently elucidates the problems and speaks to possible solutions. A conflux of drugs, guns, disaffected youth, and poverty has gripped the area's island nations, particularly Jamaica, with a world-leading 59 homicides for every 100,000 people. This is an issue neither solely endemic, nor of sole concern, to the Caribbean. The international community, rather, must accept its contribution to the problem, in the way of an aggressive international drug trade and the rampant sale of small arms. The Caribbean itself must do its part to draw its youth away from criminality and hopelessness, and invest in their educations and financial security.
GUNS, DRUGS AND MURDER A LETHAL COMBINATION IN CARIBBEAN--WHERE IS THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND GUN MAKERS?
``The Caribbean Sun, sea and murder.''
That unsettling headline atop an equally disturbing story about violence in the Caribbean was summarized in a shocking fashion by The Economist, one of the English language's leading weekly news publications.
``Indeed,'' it stated, ``the Caribbean better known for its blue skies, cricket and rum punch, is the world leader in violent crime.''
While that may be something of an over-statement, the fact of the matter is that the picture is deeply troubling and needs urgent attention, not simply by Caribbean governments but the international community.
Some numbing figures tell much of the story about homicides in a part of the world where people and their government are wedded to law and order, tranquility and democracy. With 59 homicides for every 100,000 persons in the country, Jamaica heads the list as ``t he world's most murderous country,'' according to the magazine. Some distance away were St. Vincent & the Grenadines 36; Belize 33; St. Kitts-Nevis 32; Trinidad and Tobago 30; the Bahamas 25; and Antigua & Barbuda 23 for every 100,000 persons.
It's not difficult to figure out why this tragic situation has evolved in a part of the world that's known as a bit of paradise on earth. Drugs, guns and disaffected youth sum up the story. Add poverty to the mix and the situation comes into proper perspective.
The Caribbean has been the soft underbelly of the international drug trade for decades. Illegal narcotics, especially cocaine and some heroin are ferried through the region from South America by Colombia, Bolivia and Venezuela and destined for North America and Europe.
In addition, some Caribbean states, including Jamaica and St. Vincent & the Grenadines are considered by law enforcement authorities in the United States and Ca nada a s significant marijuana growers.
Because guns and ammunition are companions in the nefarious drug trade, it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn there is a flood of small arms in the region. Almost every country has reported a rising incidence of the use of guns in criminal activity. Law enforcement authorities are reporting more and more cases of drug-related offences in which guns are a factor. Next are the armed robberies; kidnappings, shootings, and as the story indicated homicides.
The countries seem unable to stem the drug tide and the importation of guns. With wide open waterways and beaches, most of them find it virtually impossible to put a dent in violent crime. Perhaps the most dramatic and frightening incident in recent years was the massacre in Lusignan, the East Coast Demerara village of East Indians late last month. Eleven men, women and children were slaughtered in their homes by criminals. The killing of a soldier by a merciless g ang br ought the death toll to an appalling dozen persons. What then can be and must be done?
Caribbean governments are already diverting scarce resources from education, health, roads, bridges, services to the elderly and the youth in order to boost law enforcement. They recognize two things: (1) their nationals and businesses must be able to feel safe on the streets, stores, offices, factories and homes, and (2) the vital tourism industry can be undermined if visitors stop going to the beautiful destinations because of a fear of crime.
Interestingly, crime and violence aren't always seen by the populace as pressing issues. They barely registered on the political radar screens during recently general election campaigns in the Bahamas, Jamaica and Barbados. But in Trinidad and Tobago where kidnappings and killings drive fear into people's hearts, there are growing calls for the use of capital punishment as something of a deterrent.
Already, t he pri sons in almost every nation are overcrowded and except for the acquisition of sophisticated equipment, more powerful guns and better training of cops, there is nothing that the countries have not already tried.
Crime has featured prominent at the summits of the region's heads of government and the subject is expected to be raised again.
But the international community must also do its part. Until the United States and Europe in particular address the issue of the demand for illegal narcotics, the Caribbean would remain highly vulnerable. Washington must also re-evaluate its stance at the United Nations and elsewhere on the sale of small arms. The Caribbean isn't a producer or exporter of guns, yet deadly weapons are in the hands of people everywhere. At a time when the U.S. is said to be fighting terrorists at home, most of the guns being used to kill people next door in its neighbors have a made in U.S. label on them.
The world's rich coun tries can ill-afford to turn a blind eye to the peril caused by the twin evils of guns and drugs.
Of course, the Caribbean must deal with the problem of disaffected poor youths, most of them males, who have seemingly lost their way and have little desire for an education that would enable them to become productive citizens. That's a dangerous trend because in the years ahead, the islands and coastal states would have hundreds of thousands of people who are unprepared for the challenges of life in a highly sophisticated world. That would heighten frustration and can lead to more crime.
Bringing back hanging isn't going to solve anything. The death penalty has never been an effective deterrent to curb crime.
The international community must consider rising crime in developing countries as a global issue that requires financial and other resources. The poorer states too must join hands to tackle the problem.
Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados are acting wisely in strengthening their coast guard and other security forces to ``choke the influx of drugs, and guns,'' recognizing that success in a few countries would simply mean the narcotics merchants would find another route to ply their trade.
My apologies for the sparse updates - this has been for health and other reasons.
Just as a reminder,
There are three major sectors to this website:
1.Oldies - information and photos in the past that are of some historical value to the folks who visit the site. In this area, I have run out of updates and in particular photos. If you would like this to be updated, I would need you to submit old images with as much info on those images and this should be sent by e-mail. Posting material to me (been done a couple of times) is risky and costly for the sender and for me to return the images. In my vision for the site I would really like this to be the major theme - somewhat like a "St.Vincent Museum on the Internet".
2. Obituaries - unfortunately I get fairly regular updates and this area has taken on a life of its own - a little too active for my liking.
3. Guest Book allows people to leave messages and information on how they can be contacted - a great way of reconnecting with old friends. Of course, you the viewers are in control of these updates and once in a while, I will clean up duplicate entries.
I do have some photos which are relatively 'current' but I would like to keep this to a minimum.
Even though I try to submit the odd items of news from and about St.Vincent, this is a difficult task living here in Canada and I don't want and I am unable, to compete with the current newspapers in St.Vincent. I do have various links on this page that allow you to get news about St.Vincent. When there are major events (earthquakes, Hurricanes) , I ocassionally get e-mails with info that I may post for the sake of expediency. I also try and support the dissemination of information from some Associations in North America about their programs when it is made available to me.
This is our site where I have spent hundreds of dollars of my own money and of course, there is no revenue coming in from advertisements etc. The time to keep it current is the hardest task over a 5 year period. Anyone out there that would like to partner with me to update it on a 'regular' basis' can send me an e-maill by hitting the 'e-mail me' button on the top left of this screen. You would need to have some very basic web skills.
Old time sayings:
Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
Man who drive like hell, bound to get there.
Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.
A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool. After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.
The waitress asked kindly, "Crushed nuts?"
"No," he replied, "Arthritis."
8 Feb 2007
Notice to All St. Vincent and the Grenadines Nationals
SVG Honorary Consul in the Toronto Consulate General's office, Mrs. Jose Bonadie has requested
that we advise St. Vincent and the Grenadines nationals that as of August 1, 2007, only the new
Machine-Readable Passports issued by the Govenment of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
will be accepted as official travel document for our country.
The last day for using the old type of passports that are not machine- readale is July 31, 2007.
Please take the necessary actions to obtain your new St. Vincent and the Grenadines Passport.
The following rates apply for obtaining your new passport:
When applying in Canada - Cdn$102.00
When applying in the United States of America - US$105.00
When applying in the United Kingdom - 40 Pounds (Sterling)
When applying in St. Vincent and the Grenadines - EC$85.00
Please be guided accordingly and share the information with others.
2nd Jan 2007 : Spice your life up in 2007: Click here
3rd April: The government of St. Vincent now has a functioning web site.
e-mail from Kerwyn Morris re page 115 on the web (Jesuit Massacre)
I am truly glad to see the abovementioned document making the site.
Several years ago as we approached Statehood I worked on publicising
this very document which was then known to only a few Vincies.
With the help of Frank Rojas and Johnny Alves I was able to convince
Mr. Joshua to commission the Govt. Printery to do the job.
One hundred copies were made and were given to Mrs Lorna Small of the Public Library.
What happened after that I do not know but I still have my tattered copy.
It was Alphie Roberts who first drew my attention to the document.
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Franklyn Mascoll - 9 April 2004
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Irma Wallace, nee Ollivierre - 3 April 2004
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Dennis Frank Aug 2003
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Terry "Rampy" Mapp 17 May 2003
Sonny Arthur 7 May 2003
Carmen Young-Gunn 2 May 2003 (Toronto)
Cynthia Louise Prescod 12 April 2003
Franklyn Davis 4 April 2003
Mrs McConnie Yammie ne Prescott 25 Feb 2003
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Fitzroy Clarke 6 Jan 2003
Duncan Punnett 5 Jan 2003
Hilley "Jobie" Da Silva Dec 2002
Beryl Lewis (nee Knight) 25 Nov 2002
Audrey Iton 13 Nov 2002
Joyce-Elliot Quammie 4 Oct 2002
Ms. Jennie Jacobs 3 Sep 2002
Charles Gideon "Pat" Huggins 18 Aug 2002
Eileen (Teen) Radix 23 Aug 2002
Maureen (Gurley) Blaize July 2002
Sir Charles Antrobus June 2002
Joyce (Peters) McKenzie June 2002
Ermine Winston-Clarke 23 May 2002
James Creese - April 2002
Dr. Cheryl Forbes - Feb 2002
Bill Mitchell - 14 Feb 2002
Beryl Oliver - Jan 25, 2002
Ken Punnett - Dec 2001
Marlene Arthur - Dec 2001
Andre Cox Sep 11 2001 - World Trade C
Freda Allen - Sep 2001
Michael Hamlett - Aug 18 2001
Ethel G Todd Child 2nd July 2001 (TX
Hugh Drakes - July 2001
Alban Gonsalves - July 7 2001
Belle Allen - Jun 8 2001
Raymond Liverpool - Apr 22nd 2001
Elwin Iton - Apr 2001
Roddy Grant - Apr 8, 2001
Leon Huggins - Feb 28, 2001
Egerton Richards - Jan 12, 2001:
Patrick Hughes - Dec 21 2000 (buried at sea)
Arthur Edwards - Dec 26, 2000
Leon Banfield - Dec 2000 (buried at sea)
Nesta Paynter - Oct 3rd 2000 (NY)
Wenda (Alexander) Vanloo Oct 21st 2000
Gweneth Kirby - Sep 01 2000
Raymond K Durrant - Apr 17, 2000 (Engl)
Will Oliver - Dec 07, 92 (STV
Lorna Oliver - Nov 26, 85 (STV
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