Vincentians overcame many challenges in 2022, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery in the wake of the eruption of La Soufriere.
Students excelled academically, entrepreneurs experienced big wins for their businesses and new stories were recorded on history’s pages.
Below are most popular feature stories in 2022, according to metrics on the searchlight.vc website:
The life of a mother of three from Gorse was featured on the front page, highlighting the struggles of the beverage and pastry vendor. Following the publication of Glasgow’s story, she was able to receive donations to help jump start her business.
Another female entrepreneur, Denise Richards, was also featured in SEARCHLIGHT which saw her coconut oil business soaring to new heights.
Love was in the air when Pat Ragguette, a four-time calypso queen in St Vincent and the Grenadines, wed the love of her life Roy Russell.
Leeward or Windward tri tri, which is the best? Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves put the argument to bed with his claim that the best tri tri comes from Colonaire.
Keyron Lewis is a man on the hustle with a drive to succeed. SEARCHLIGHT featured the story of the Georgetown taxi operator back in May.
The friendly spirit of competition between mother and son in the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) was a popular story for readers.
“Let’s normalise disabled persons working with able-bodied persons without discrimination” was the plea made a member of the disabled community, Tinique Primus.
After braving the challenges of studying Cuba, in the height of anti-communist propaganda back in the 1980’s, a group of students returned to SVG as qualified professionals and went on to make meaningful contributions to the country.
Following her childhood passion, Vincentian Rhaine Williams graduated from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida with a BSc in Aerospace Engineering.
SVG celebrated 95 years in the modern era of flight after four American planes first landed on the island on April 8, 1927.