A newspaper called The News; whether it is still in print or has been closed; information on an article published in 1998 [VCT36086.E]

In The Europa World Yearbook 2000, The News is included in a list of St. Vincent and Grenadines print media (3127). In a telephone interview with the Research Directorate, a staff person with The News stated that the paper, which published its first issue on 23 June 1989 is still in print (18 Dec. 2000). When questioned about the specified July 1998 article, the staff person could not recall such an article being published in The News (ibid.).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


The Europa World Yearbook 2000. 2000. 40th Edition. London: Europa Publications.

The News, Kingstown, St. Vincent. 18 December 2000. Telephone interview with staff person,.

Additional Sources Consulted

Internet sites, including:

Amnesty International.

Committee to Protect Journalists.

Human Rights Watch.


St. Vincent Herald.