US $3.5 Million Agreement Signed For Barrouallie Black Fish Facility

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Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves earlier yesterday signed a US $3.5 Million agreement with the Ambassador of Japan to St Vincent and the Grenadines H.E Mitsuhiko Okada, for the construction of a Black Fish Facility in Barrouallie.

According to reports the signing followed discussions that included the further strengthening of relations between both nations, with a delegation headed by Ambassador Ken Shimanouchi, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Japan, for Japan and Caricom Relations and UN Affairs.

Discussions were also held about a project to overhaul ‘Little Tokyo’, which the delegation visited yesterday with Minister of Transport Julian Francis.

Last week Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves, announced that SVG received two Coast Guard boats valued at EC $4.97 million from Japan.

Additionally, the Ministry of Health also received items valued at EC $770,000 while the Ministry of Transport received equipment valued at EC $2 million.

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  1. All this money we constantly get from abroad and we look like we are living on the bottom of the barrel. So many unemployed, Health care of such low quality that virtually all politicians and those that can afford to, travel elsewhere even for simple procedures. Crime rate is so high for such a small population and the police seem to be more criminal than the average person. What does all this mean? If I were of any foreign government I would “babysit” any donations given to Saint Vincent to make sure the money goes where it is supposed to go (not in political people’s pockets like so much of the airport money) and I would make sure the money actually did some good, because Saint Vincent seems to go nowhere. Much money needs to be put into maintaining the roads, something that has been neglected for decades!

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