Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves recently signed an agreement with the Ambassador of Japan stationed here in SVG for the construction of a Black Fish Facility in Barrouallie.

The US $35.5 million agreement wasn’t the only thing that was discussed when our Prime Minister met with H.E. Mitsuhiko Okada, reports state that after the signing of the agreement, a conversation surrounding the ways to strengthen SVG’s friendship with Japan rose. A delegation headed by Ambassador Ken Shimanouchi, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Japan, for Japan and Caricom Relations and UN Affairs visited ‘Little Tokyo’ yesterday with SVG’s Minister of Transport Julian Francis, following discussions to overhaul the bus stop.

Last week Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves, announced that SVG received two Coast Guard boats valued at EC $4.97 million from Japan. Additionally, the Ministry of Health also received items valued at EC $770,000 while the Ministry of Transport received equipment valued at EC $2 million.