RALPH: Take the vaccine or resign

Dr Ralph-Gonsalves

NEWS784: October 15 is the deadline for chairpersons and members of boards of all statutory enterprises, state-owned companies, and public enterprises to take the COVID-19 vaccine or demit office.

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves made the announcement during a call to the Issues at Hand program on We Fm.

The announcement would be the most forceful yet from the government since the start of the pandemic.

“I drafted a letter, a memorandum to the chairpersons and members of the boards of all statutory enterprises and state-owned companies and public enterprises generally that they have also been given a choice to be vaccinated by October 15 or demit their offices, to take their first vaccine by then, if they haven’t taken it yet, I know many of them have”. Gonsalves said.

“I don’t see how we could have the Cabinet vaccinated, and we are asking frontline workers, for instance in the port and airports to be vaccinated, and then the people who are running these statutory enterprises or public companies are not vaccinated, so they also have to lead by example in that regard”. He said.

As of Wednesday, September 29, nine hundred and eighty-four cases are currently active, and nineteen (19) persons with COVID-19 have died.

(3423) cases of COVID-19 and (2420) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.

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  1. What about the frontline health worker.
    Let the msjmc nurses resign….Let the nurses at the cato hospital resign.
    If nurses dont take vaccine, go after them first

  2. Gaston Browne,Ralphy Gonsalves think they are the fathers of the people. The populations are their children. Do as I say or else you would not have work to feed your families. People of Antigua and Barbuda remembered what transpired in 1968.We the people stood up to guns,bullets and teargas. We did not darn well back down.

    • Well, if you didn’t know, as a child your parents decide what’s best until your teen hood or adulthood and at that stage until you die the government takes the parental role. Your parents use the “rod of correction” but the government uses the law to correct unruly behavior.

      • You can call the goverment mommy and daddy, no government ever made sure I was alright. Take on what parental role…

      • @Butch-er: No damn Governments took parental control of me,myself and I. My motto is like that of the State of New Hampshire,”Live Free or Die”.

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