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(WEFM) — Leader of the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Arnhim Eustace, in a dramatic move Tuesday, announced a major foreign policy shift on Taiwan. In a press statement, Mr. Eustace said his party has taken the decision “to recognize the United Nations accepted

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(WEFM) — The law remains precisely the same on criminal libel, even with the passage of the Cybercrime bill 2016. This is according to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, speaking on WEFM’s Issue at hand program, Sunday.  “All we have done on criminal libel is to make the criminal libel

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Empty Seats in Parliament for Members of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition
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(WEFM) — Seven by-elections could be on the horizon in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as the seven elected members of the opposition continue to miss meetings of the House of Assembly. Since swearing in after winning 7 of the 15 seats in the country’s Parliament in the December 9th, 2015 General

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An excerpt from the Cyber crime Bill (2016)
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(WEFM) — There has been much discussion on the Cyber crime bill 2016, which received its first reading in St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Parliament. The Bill seeks to provide for the creation of offences related to Cyber crimes and related matters. Here are five important things you should know

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(WEFM) — Parliament has approved the passage of a Bill that would allow government officials here to swear allegiance to the state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, rather than to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth second, Head of State of this country, and her heir and successors. The amendment to

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Community Activist on Canouan - Terrance Bynoe
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(WEFM) — Canouan resident, Terrance “Terry” Bynoe, has told local media that he will be a candidate in the next general elections. Bynoe is one of the main figures on the grenadine island of Canouan, fighting for beach access in the developed area. “As long as I’m alive in the

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A US operated 'spy plane' allegedly spotted over Venezuelan airspace
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(WEFM) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has denounced what he says are calls for international military intervention in Venezuela. Citing the examples of Libya, Syria and other countries destabilized, Maduro said that powers in the north, particularly the United States and the oligarchy within Venezuela were moving systematically to destabilize

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(WEFM) — The New Democratic Party (NDP) will give its formal response to the 2016 budgetary estimates put forward in parliament recently by the Unity Labour Party government. The Opposition members boycotted the debate on the over EC $912 million dollar budget (US $1.00 = EC $2.70), referring to the

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(WEFM) — More than 31,000 voters, who voted for the Opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) in the December 9, 2015 General Elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were left voiceless on the 2016 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure. The Estimates were presented, debated and passed in the House on Friday,

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A bill to address non-performance and absenteeism by Members of Parliament here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, could be in the making. In his remarks, Friday, at the presentation of the 2016 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in the House of Assembly, Leader of the House – Prime Minister Dr.

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