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SVG assisting its VI nationals with passport & education matters

Many persons lost their passports and other important documents when Hurricane Irma ripped through the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Photo: VINO
Representatives from St Vincent and the Grenadines are visiting the territory today to assist their citizens with lost or damaged passport and schooling for the students. Photo: Internet Source
Representatives from St Vincent and the Grenadines are visiting the territory today to assist their citizens with lost or damaged passport and schooling for the students. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Representatives from St Vincent and Grenadines Department of Immigration and Department of Education are visiting the territory today October 17, 2017 to assist with the replacement of passports and to help children who were born in St Vincent in relocating to continue their education.

The initiative came following the passage of Hurricane Irma that devastated the territory on September 6, 2017, leaving many schools and homes in shambles.

Thereafter, the St Vincent government offered to accommodate Virgin Islands students to continue their education.

It was announced by the Virgin Islands (VI) government in a press release yesterday October 16, 2017 that the St Vincent and the Grenadines education department will discuss the offer of accommadating VI students.

A meeting will be held on the main island of Tortola at the New Testament Church of God in Baughers Bay today October 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

Meanwhile, on Virgin Gorda the meeting will be held at Sanctuary of Hope, The Valley today October 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

'Grateful for the assistance'- Savannah S. Charles

In an interview with Savannah S. Charles, a St Vincent and the Grenadines native expressed to our news reporter that she is grateful that they are assisting their people in such a crisis.

"I lost alot because of Irma. My passport got drenched with water along with even my birth certificate," adding that after she receives her passport she will have to apply for a new birth certificate.

Another St Vincent and Grenadines citizen, who wish to remain anonymous explained that after she could not locate her documents, she was worried as to how she would get them back.

"I honestly did not expect Irma to be this bad, so I did not have all of my important documents together," said the St Vincent native, while expressing that she only had a St Vincent identification in her possession.

She continued, "I am happy that someone from my country is here to help us out in time of need."

8 Responses to “SVG assisting its VI nationals with passport & education matters”

  • long look me come from (17/10/2017, 15:08) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Only this wicked government not doing anything for locals
    • ...just wondering (18/10/2017, 05:08) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Are you in a foreign country that was destroyed by a natural disaster? You want them to do what SVG doing right? But the context is different isn't it?...just wondering.
  • Joc (18/10/2017, 02:00) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    @long look me come from: Stop posting lies!! you must be the one just got issues
    • @ joc (20/10/2017, 10:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What lies , my tola passport lost,and can't even get it replaced cause they wouldn't even flex their rules a bit. The darn police department even ain't processing police reports so you can take to passport office to submit with your lost forms to get a new passport. So he have all right to say so. Even after them announce them ain't processing none them rich white friends getting duh.
  • rattie (18/10/2017, 06:29) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    One of the lessons of hurricane Irma is; it is better to be an island man than a born here
  • Govt to rep their people first (18/10/2017, 09:36) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kudos to SVG Govt - at least they usually come out to represent their people, whether to help in time of need or to say to send them home for bad behaviour. Well done SVG Govt!
  • sense (20/10/2017, 05:19) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Take home your SVG Nationals. Just like you are taking your nationals children only for a stable education, take your adult nationals who have to depend on our Social Services also. At this time we cannot Cary the burden. We must take care of our own first just like everywhere else. BVI seems to be the free for all.

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