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Gonsalves returns home after official visits

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, left, exchanges greeting with Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-Jeou in Taipei earlier this month (Photo: Office of the Prime Minister).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves was expected to return to the state Wednesday after an official visit to Taiwan and stops in England and France, according to a government release.

Gonsalves left St. Vincent on May 16 to attend the second term inauguration of Ma Ying-jeou as president of Taiwan.

Gonsalves and his five-member delegation, which included his wife Eloise Gonsalves, Press Secretary Hans King, police Sergeant Benzyl Samuel, photographer Reynold “Lance” Neverson, and nurse Jacqueline Browne-King, arrived in Taipei on 18 and met with Vincentian students studying in Taiwan the following day.

During the meeting with the Vincentian students Gonsalves updated them on the progress of the work on the international airport project at Argyle. He also told the students that there are employment opportunities at home and the rest of the region and urged them not to be afraid to take chances and risk.

He also updated them on the proposed new city at E.T Joshua Airport in Arnos Vale, noting that “this is not a pipe dream.” Students were also briefed on the proposed new port for capital Kingstown as well as several other projects.

On May 20, Gonsalves and the delegation attended the inauguration ceremony of Ma and Gonsalves was among several worlds leaders who congratulated Ma on his second term.

On May 21, Gonsalves met with Ma and both leaders discussed the further cooperation between both countries.

Among the issues Ma proposed was a solar power project which Taiwan is already collaborating on with its African allies. Ma also thanked Gonsalves for his continued vocal support for Taiwan on the international arena. In his response Gonsalves thanked Ma for Taiwan’s “immense contribution to our development.” He highlighted the international airport project and reminded Ma of Taiwan’s commitment to consider further assistance for any increase in construction cost for the terminal building.

The meeting with Ma was followed in the afternoon by a speech by Gonsalves to students of the Department of Diplomacy at the National Chengchi University, one of the top universities in Taiwan.

Gonsalves and his delegation departed Taiwan on May 23. Three member of the delegation King, Samuel and Neverson returned to St. Vincent while PM Gonsalves, Mrs. Gonsalves, and Browne-King travelled to England.

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12 thoughts on “Gonsalves returns home after official visits

  1. He has to come up with some plan to save the airport fast,win or lose Chavez isn’t expected to be alive to see the Venezuelan election results http://news.yahoo.com/report–chavez-s-cancer-has–entered-the-end-stage-.html

    Posted by Jahu | May 31, 2012, 05:09
  2. GONSALVES IN TAIWAN
    Gonsalves left St. Vincent on May 16 to attend the second term inauguration of Ma Ying-jeou as president of Taiwan.

    Gonsalves carried with him a five-member delegation, which included his wife Eloise Gonsalves, Press Secretary Hans King, police Sergeant Benzyl Samuel, photographer Reynold “Lance” Neverson, and nurse Jacqueline Browne-King, they arrived in Taipei on May 18. May 19 Gonsalves met with Vincentian students studying in Taiwan.

    More than 230 foreign dignitaries in 41 separate delegations, including heads of state and special envoys, attended ROC President Ma Ying-jeou’s second-term inauguration May 20, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Vincentians were led to believe that Gonsalves had been extended an invitation because he is a personal friend of President Ma‘, that was a lie. We were led to believe that a banquet was held in the honor of Gonsalves, yet another lie.
    Nineteen deputations from ROC diplomatic allies headed by a foreign minister or higher-ranking representative, including five to be led by presidents, six by prime ministers, two by vice presidents, one by a vice premier, one by a presidential representative, three by a foreign affairs minister and one by the pope’s special envoy.
    Several major countries and regional groupings with which the ROC does not maintain formal diplomatic relations also sent delegations, including Canada, the European Union, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the U.K. and U.S.
    William M. Daley, former White House chief of staff, headed the U.S. delegation organized by the American Institute in Taiwan, Takeo Hiranuma, chairman of the Japan-ROC Diet Members’ Consultative Council, led a delegation from Taiwan’s northern neighbor.
    A cocktail reception was held May 19, and an evening banquet followed the inauguration ceremony May 20. May 21, Gonsalves and delegation was one of several delegations that had an audience with president Ma, most country delegations had audience with Ma throughout the day. In the afternoon of May 21 Gonsalves went to Chengchi University where he gave a speech to students of the Department of Diplomacy at the National Chengchi University, one of the top universities in Taiwan.
    Gonsalves and his delegation departed Taiwan on May 23. Three members of the delegation King, Samuel and Neverson returned to St. Vincent while PM Gonsalves, Mrs. Gonsalves, and Browne-King traveled to England.

    The inauguration festivities were simple in nature as part of the ROC government’s efforts to save costs.

    Gonsalves was just one of 230 people, invited to the inauguration although he led Vincentians to believe he was to be the man, the main man, specially invited to the inauguration, The truth is that the invitation would have been extended to whatever Vincentian Prime Minister had been in power.

    Gonsalves is not a politician he is a Politricker.

    All the other statements that Gonsalves has made about what was discussed between Ma and he must be treated with caution, because Gonsalves is a known liar. We must wait for a Taiwanese government statement before we can assume what he says is true.

    We can be sure he ate like someone possessed, only the best, no Chinese takeaway. Our own little fat Marxist dwarf.

    Why on earth he took with him a photographer is beyond belief, I am sure that Mr Chance could have found someone good locally, what a jolly up it all was. Is this the very very close friend of Hans King, better say no more otherwise King will want to shoot me.

    CAN WE BELIEVE ANYTHING AT ALL THAT HE SAYS, OR EVEN WHAT HE DOESN’T SAY TO MISLEAD US ALL.

    Posted by Peter | May 31, 2012, 08:45
  3. Peter, Peter…pumpkin-eater, get a life!

    Posted by Honesty | May 31, 2012, 10:52
  4. HONESTY, lets have your opinion on this

    When he walked in the Garden did he pick the forbidden fruit? Or did he just pick up windfalls?

    I suppose it must of seemed a windfall to find fresh fruit in the garden at 4 am in the morning, even if he had to peel it first.

    She must of thought her luck had changed, for the worse. A smelly fat little man, saying “shushhh, don’t wake the wife and children” grabbed her

    READ THE REST IN THE COURT PAPERS, TO BE PUBLISHED SOON.

    Posted by Peter | May 31, 2012, 16:02
  5. PETER, go and take your MEDICATION or LESSEN your SUGAR INTAKE.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | May 31, 2012, 17:34
  6. Did the president of Taiwan visit SVG to congratulate Ralph Gonsalves on his Victory in the election? l.o.l Does it matter that much to taiwan? l.o.l

    Posted by Jahu | May 31, 2012, 22:46
  7. “Mr president where did you get the galvanize to win the election?”
    “Huh?what’s galvanize?”
    “Don’t you know about galvanize,you mean you could win an election without galvanize?Can you teach me how?

    Posted by Jahu | May 31, 2012, 22:57
  8. HONESTY, you honest? Always? Yuh ever tell ah lie, honestly?

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | May 31, 2012, 23:42
  9. Honesty, it is Peter, Peter, the pumpkin eater had a wife and could not keep her..boy you really need a life…lol…

    Posted by D.G.A.F | June 1, 2012, 07:18
  10. Do they really think that right-minded, intelligent VINCENTIANS will believe their crap they post every day. We live here, we have heard the Comrade, we know the words, phrases and clauses that were twisted by the RALPH HATERS:- the paid SYCOPHANT of the NDP!!!!

    Posted by no-nonsense | June 1, 2012, 20:36
  11. VINCYPOWA, NO-NONSENSE, DGAF, HONESTY, you like your Marxist scum bag leader, the little fat dwarf, are a bunch of morons. You are the height of dishonesty, seeking only to protect this $20 Fertilizer Man from the truth.
    Gonsalves has bankrupted the Country and every institution therein. He has caused crime to spiral out of control and has contributed to our heightened rape statistics in the World.

    Five women made written statements against him, accusing him or some kind of sexual assault which included rape.

    I live here. I know what is happening at and under Gonsalves table, I have some one reporting his every move.

    I am not an NDP person. I am Labour, but not Gonsalves Labour, which has been kidnapped by a bunch of Marxist scum bags.

    I hate no man or woman, what I hate is evil, those that worship Obeah, those in tune with Satan. Gonsalves is one such person, he told us so. Just like he told us he tells lies, and has then gone on to demonstrate that he is a liar of unbelievable magnitude.

    The Court Papers regarding Gonsalves rape charges will be published Internationally.

    JAHU, don’t worry, the Taiwanese have no regard of the man, they only want our UN vote and fishing grounds, they get more from us than we get from them.

    I have taken the advice of VINCYPOWA and have recently been sending communiqués to the US State Department the Popes office, China, Taiwan, EU, all Arab leaders and the Iranians. Any one who needs to know the truth.

    YOU PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT A MAN THAT IS INDIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN SYRIA, AND IN PARTICULAR CHRISTIANS IN IRAN, YOU ALL DESERVE THE SAME CURSE THAT GONSALVES HAS BROUGHT ON HIS SELF, FAMILY, FOLLOWERS, AND THE AIRPORT AT ARGYLE.

    HE HAS BEEN SELLING HIS SOUL AND PROSTITUTING SVG, BY SELLING OUR UN VOTE IN RETURN FOR MONEY FOR THE AIRPORT.

    HIS BRAIN IS ROTTON, NOW HIS BODY IS ROTTING.

    Posted by Peter | June 2, 2012, 08:51

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