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ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – 15th August 2019 - The Government of Saint Vincent and The Grenadines will host a Venezuelan Naval vessel, the Simón Bolívar School Vessel at the Kingstown Port, from August 17-21, 2019.

The Simón Bolívar School Vessel is named after Simón Bolívar, the liberator of Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. It trains cadets and future officers of the Venezuelan Navy and disseminates information related to Venezuela in all ports of visit. 

The vessel will arrive at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday 17th August, 2019. At the Kingstown Cruise Ship Berth and will be greeted by an official Guard of Honour and Welcome Ceremony. On Monday 19th August, 2019, the visiting crew of the vessel will participate in a friendly football match with the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, commencing at 5:00 p.m. at the Grammar School Playing Field. 

On Tuesday 20th August, 2019, the visiting crew will pay tribute to Garifuna Chief Joseph Chatoyer at the Obelisk in Dorsetshire Hill at 9:00 a.m. and a Special Lecture on the “Historical review of the Caribbean Sea Borders,” featuring Commander Alexander Rivero of the Simón Bolívar School Vessel. Further, at 5:00 p.m. a basketball match between Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard Service and the Venezuelan crew at the Calliaqua Basketball Court.

The public is invited to visit the Vessel on Saturday 17th August, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., on Sunday 18th August, Monday 19th August, and Tuesday 20th August 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


For further information, please contact: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce, Contact Number – 784 – 456-2060.