Daily Archives: March 10, 2014

Caribbean awaits debate on decriminalization of medicinal marijuana

Caribbean awaits debate on decriminalization of medicinal marijuana

image A report by a group of experts supports the argument that decriminalizing marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost sluggish regional economies.

Kenton X. Chance

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, Monday March 10, 2014, CMC – Randy Delplesche, 27, is unemployed. But over the past few weeks he has “earned” EC$60,000 (One EC dollar = US$0.37 cents) from the illegal marijuana trade.

He is among those Caribbean nationals anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Inter-Sessional summit that begins here on Monday where the issue of decriminalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes would have been discussed.

Delplesche does not hide the fact that he too favours regional governments agreeing to decriminalize the drug for medical purposes.

“I think it is a good vibes,” he told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), adding “no work is going on in the country, so we have to look to do something else. That is the only thing we can do and make a little money.”

A report by a group of experts supports the argument by Delplesche that decriminalizing marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost the sluggish economies of Caribbean countries.   Continue reading

Cricket: Windies defeat England in first Twenty20 match in Barbados

Windies defeat England in first Twenty20 cricket match in Barbados

Samuel cutsSamuels cuts during the 1st T20I   West Indies v England at Kensington Oval, on Sunday March 9, 2014.   (Credit: WICB Media)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sunday March 9, 2014, CMC – West Indies beat England by 27 runs in the first Twenty20 International cricket match at Kensington Oval here on Sunday March 9, 2014.

Summarised Scores        Continue reading

Tessanne Chin …. at The White House – Women of Soul

Tessanne Chin In Performance at The White House – Women of Soul – March 6, 2014

Published on Mar 6, 2014 –  If this does not make you happy to be Jamaican! I don’t know what will. Big UP Jamaicans yard and abroad!….Congrats to Tessanne Chin for continuous making us Jamaicans Proud..   As our saying states “Wi Likkle But Wi tallawah”

Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith – President of Fort Valley State University

Guyana-Born, Prof. Griffith – Share near and far!

 Griffith

Celebrating the Inauguration of the

Ninth President of Fort Valley State University   Continue reading

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