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            [post_content] => The Prime Minister of St. Vincent, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, did a Cabinet reshuffle and the formidable finance ministry was handed over to his son, 45-year-old Camillo Gonsalves. Since 2001, the responsibility of finance minister was held by Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

It has been added to the portfolios he previously held – Economic Planning and Sustainable Development. But the other ministerial responsibilities for Industry, Information, Labour, Postal Service and the Bureau of Standards which he also held have been given to other Cabinet members. Industry, Labour and Bureau of Standards have been added to Saboto Caesar’s existing post of Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Rural Transformation.

“Outside of tourism, the economic levers, from a formal standpoint, are in the hands of Camillo and Saboto, of course, with the prime minister having oversight responsibilities,” Prime Minister Gonsalves said on a local radio station.

Minister of Transport, Works, Urban Development and Local Government, Senator Julian Francis takes on the further responsibility for Postal Services,while Minister of Education, Reconciliation and Ecclesiastical Affairs, St Clair Prince, has the added responsibility for Information.

The 71-year-old Prime Minister Gonsalves will continue as Minister of National Security, Air and Sea Port Development, Immigration and Legal Affairs.

The younger Gonsalves is expected to present his first budget as Minister of Finance by mid-January 2018.

The Prime Minister defended the Cabinet reshuffle and said it was important for the new Minister of Finance to be in place before the budget presentation.

“The new minister needs some time to familiarize himself in detail,” he said.
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St. Vincent Prime Minister Appoints His Son As New Finance Minister

November 14, 2017
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The Prime Minister of St. Vincent, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, did a Cabinet reshuffle and the formidable finance ministry was handed over to his son, 45-year-old Camillo Gonsalves. Since...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => As we enter the 2017-2018 winter period, the Canadian low-cost airline WestJet has launched a new non-stop weekly service between Calagary in Canada and Belize under its seasonal schedule. Every Friday morning at 9:15AM, the flights leave Calgary for the Philip Goldson International Airport. The flight then returns at 3:45PM.

In 2016, the first flight from Toronto, Canada to Belize by WestJet was inaugurated. Tourism officials in Belize hails the WestJet service from Calgary and recognize it as a resounding confirmation that the small island continues to be a growing, viable and a must-visit destination in Central America and the Caribbean.

“Canadian arrivals to Belize accounted for six per cent of total overnight arrivals in Belize in 2016,” Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Manuel Heredia said. “That percentage share is expected to rise this year with the increased traffic from the direct flights from Canada to Belize introduced in the latter part of last year and, of course, with the start of this new flight.”

The Director of Tourism in the Belize Tourism Board also said that the new flight will help with the different areas such as Vancouver and the others that were unable to get a direct connection into Toronto.

“So this makes it much more convenient for a large market in Canada and to open up the opportunities for Belize even more,” she said. “We expect that the size of the Canadian market will only continue to increase and hopefully we can expect at least 10 per cent of our arrivals with the addition of this flight.”
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First Non-Stop Flights Between Canada and Belize Launched By WestJet Airlines

November 12, 2017
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As we enter the 2017-2018 winter period, theCanadian low-cost airline WestJet has launched a new non-stop weekly service between Calagary in Canada and Belize under its seasonal sc...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Prior to sharing his intentions of seeking an end to corporal punishment in schools and state entities, the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness is looking to take the act a little further by having it outlawed for homes as well. Holness said it was time the Parliament spoke on the issue of ending corporal punishment, also widely called flogging, across the island.

Based on a recent UNICEF report, 'A Familiar Face: Violence in the Lives of Children and Adolescents', Holness' made comments in Parliament on Tuesday this week noting that eight in ten Jamaican children in the 2 to 14 age group experience violence as a form of discipline.

“While it is not a consensus across the aisle or even a consensus within the political parties about banning corporal punishment totally in the country, I wish to declare that I am totally against corporal punishment,” he said, adding that that corporal punishment does not align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the United Nations Development Programme. “It is a matter that we would have to debate here, but I think the time has come. With such a report, with our commitment to the SDGs, I don’t see how we can maintain this aspect of our culture and claim that we want to advance as a modern, civilized society.”

The Prime Minister also added that the outlawing of corporal punishment would be a "forward-leaning step" towards taking a stand against violence generally and it would send a powerful message about the State respecting the inviolability of the person, whether child or adult.

The announcement by Holness to amend the Education Act to prohibit corporal punishment in schools was made during his contribution to the Budget debate earlier this year. His commitment to ban corporal punishment in all government institutions was reiterated during his address to Parliament yesterday.
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Flogging Will Soon Not Only Become Illegal In Jamaican Schools, But Also In Homes

November 10, 2017
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Prior to sharing his intentions of seeking an end to corporal punishment in schools and state entities, the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness is looking to take the act a li...Continue reading