Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Whether the National Crisis Centre has opened
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Publication Date||21 October 2011|
|Citation / Document Symbol||VCT103850.E|
|Related Document||Saint-Vincent-et-les Grenadines : information indiquant si le Centre national de gestion des crises (National Crisis Centre) a ouvert ses portes|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Whether the National Crisis Centre has opened, 21 October 2011, VCT103850.E , available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4ecdef522.html [accessed 20 May 2013]|
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As of 3 October 2011, the National Crisis Centre had not yet opened, according to the Director of the Family Services Division of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, the Family, Persons with Disabilities, Youth, Sports and Culture, who spoke with the Research Directorate in a telephone interview (3 Oct. 2011). He explained that they were still in the process of staffing and expected that the Centre would open within a few months' time (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 Oct. 2011). Representatives of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association (26 Aug. 2011) and the community social service centre Marion House (17 Oct. 2011), in correspondence with the Research Directorate, corroborated the Director's statement that the National Crisis Centre has not yet opened.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Marion House. 17 October 2011. Correspondence from a representative to the Research Directorate.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 3 October 2011. Telephone interview with the Director, Family Services Division, Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, the Family, Persons with Disabilities, Youth Sports and Culture by the Research Directorate.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association (SVGHRA). 26 August 2011. Correspondence from a representative to the Research Directorate.
Additional Sources Consulted
Internet sites, including: Amnesty International; Factiva; Human Rights Watch; Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Justice; United Nations - Refworld, Secretary General's Database on Violence Against Women; United States Department of State; The Vincentian.