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(WEFM NEWS) — Thirty (30) persons were provided with shelter, as fifteen (15) homes were destroyed and twenty (20) were damaged, when heavy rains from a Trough system poured down on St. Vincent & the Grenadines on Monday night, into Tuesday morning. According to a the first situation report by

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(WEFM NEWS) — There has been a recent increase in cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment  is advising Vincentians, particularly school administrators and parents, to be cautious in how they deal with the cases,

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(WEFM) — Vincy Mas 2016 is just about over. Sadly, many of the songs produced for the 2016 season and during the season, will die with the season as well. This, has been a major issue plaguing the local music industry in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for years, where Vincentian Soca

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Students in St. Vincent and the Grenadines planting Trees, in the Tree planting competition
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(WEFM) — “Treelympics SVG”, the local arm of a worldwide tree planting competition has won the Austria-based Energy Globe National Award 2016 for St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). The project, implemented by Richmond Vale Academy, resulted in 1,500 trees being planted in SVG since 2014. Treelympics SVG was among 1,700

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Hon. Jomo Thomas - Speaker of the House of Assembly
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(WEFM) — Speaker of the House of Assembly in St. Vincent &  the Grenadines, Hon. Jomo Thomas, has called on the government to ban skin bleaching. Thomas made the call in a post, Tuesday, in a post on his facebook page. Thomas, who ran as a candidate for the Unity

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(WEFM) — The Ministry of Agriculture will be hosting three workshops focusing on the development of the coconut water and composite flour value chains during the period May 24 to 31. The workshops will bring together stakeholders, including farmers, input suppliers, coconut water bottlers, bakers, regional partners and government officials

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(WEFM) — An Island wide operation to rescue, spay and neuter stray animals is currently on-going on mainland St. Vincent. The massive move is being undertaken by Dr. Eric Audain of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VSPCA) and the visiting vets

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(WEFM) — Senator Julian Francis has added his voice to the trending regional environmental issue of Styrofoam use and disposal. Speaking in Parliament, Wednesday on the appropriations bill, about the cleanup of Kingstown, Senator Francis expressed his concern about the amount of Styrofoam found in the clean up exercise. “If

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Cane Hall, St. Vincent — (WEFM) – The St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) is expressing sadness on the passing of Mr. Julius Nanton of Calder. In a release issued Thursday, VINLEC stated that “Mr. Nanton died on Wednesday (September 30th 2015) following an incident at Cane Hall where he was

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(WEFM) – October 1st, 2015 signals the opening of the Hunting Season for Wildlife in St.Vincent and the Grenadines. The Forestry Department, however, is appealing to hunters to avoid capturing animals such as Iguanas that are 14 inches or less from the tip of the tail to the head, very

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