Some freshly dug Ginger Lilies
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(WEFM NEWS) — You’ve probably heard about the Horse meat scandal or, more recently, the Plastic Rice Scandal, but here in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, the selling of Ginger lilies, as Ginger root, is a scandal of its own. Reports reaching WEFM, indicate that the export of Ginger root

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(WEFM NEWS) — Updated 8:48pm — A travel agency in Canada is hoping to finalize plans to facilitate persons in Canada, who wish to travel to St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the inaugural Sunwing Airlines flight on February 14, 2017. George Gideon, of GG Tours told WEFM’s Demion McTair,  Tuesday 17th

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Persons here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are being urged to attend and actively participate in the series of public consultation on the National Broadband Plan (NBP), which is set to get underway here later this month. The consultations are being hosted by the Ministry of Economic Planning, Sustainable

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is collaborating with the Heads of Missions, overseas to source jobs for Vincentians in an effort to reduce the unemployment level here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This was disclosed by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sir Louis Straker in his remarks at a ceremony

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A pilot project aimed at rehabilitating inmates at Her Majesty’s Prisons in Kingstown and at the Belle Isle Correctional Facility commenced yesterday. The Programme is being coordinated by the Ministry of Social Development in collaboration with the Prison Service. Anton Caesar, an official of the Ministry of Social Development, said

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The wife of President Anthony Carmona on Monday called for the age of marriage in Trinidad and Tobago to be 18 in keeping with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Senate is due to resume debate today to amend the Hindu Marriage Act of 1945,

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The head of a well-known citizenship advisory firm is making a call for Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programmes (CIPs) to vet applicants through Caricom’s Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC). Chairman of Henley and Partners, Dr. Christian H Kalin made the statement in response to a query from Antigua OBSERVER media

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Chinese authorities are investigating nearly 50 factories allegedly manufacturing fake versions of widely used food seasonings and sauces. It comes after Beijing News reportedly uncovered the elaborate operation near the city of Tianjin. The factories were using unapproved ingredients like industrial salt in seasonings including soy sauce and vinegar, the

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Families of the victims of flight MH370 say a decision to halt the search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished in March 2014 is “irresponsible”. Voice370 said the search ought to be expanded – it was “an inescapable duty owed to the flying public”. The plane vanished en route to

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Ex-Manchester United and Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal says he has retired from coaching after a 26-year career. Van Gaal, age 65, has been out of work since being sacked by United hours after winning the FA Cup in May 2016. “I thought maybe I would stop, then I thought

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