April 25, 2019 | Kingstown, St. Vincent | Libna Stevens/IAD
Prime Minister of St. Vincent and The Grenadines praised the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on the islands for the contribution to the development of the nation during the church’s inauguration ceremony of its new headquarter office in Kingstown, St. Vincent, on April 21, 2019.
The Honorable Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, particularly praised the dedicated work of the church in education and the nurture in spiritual and moral values.
“When the Seventh-day Adventist Church began in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), those early years saw an eruption of the Volcano on the island and a prejudice against the church,” said Gonsalves. “But the Adventist Church in SVG was forged in the fire.”
Prime Minister Gonsalves went on to say that the Adventist Church is the single largest denomination in the country. He said that his administration ensured that graduates from the church-operated University of Southern Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago, enacted legislation that all graduates of accredited universities should be paid on the same scale, unlike what was taking place.