Caribbean Urged To Grow Marijuana For Medicinal Purposes

Caribbean governments are being urged to allow for the cultivation and exportation of marijuana for medical purposes despite it being an illegal drug in all Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries.

Instead  “selling marijuana, what we need to do is to get them (young men)  involved in agriculture by encouraging them to plant marijuana for the pharmaceutical market,”said Amsale Maryam of the Association of Developmental Agencies in Jamaica.

She was contributing to the discussion on “Rural Livelihood” as part of the Caribbean Regional Civil Society Consultation, which is being used to prepare the People’s Forum communiqué for the November 27-29 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

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Digicel Revenues Hit $1.73B Up 11% Growth

Digicel, the largest telecommunications operator in the Caribbean and recent entrant to the Central American market, today (June 8th) announced that revenues for its fiscal year ended 31 March 2009 were $1.73bn, up 11% on the previous year. Subscribers rose 9% to 7.1 million.

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Dominica Roman Catholic Church Bans Handshakes

The Roman Catholic Church has banned handshakes among its worshipers as a means of preventing the spread of the deadly influenza A (HINI) virus after Dominica recorded its first case last week.

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