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Uruguay’s cannabis plans

Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalise the personal cultivation, consumption and sale of cannabis. Now its government is moving a step closer to a full commercial market for it, by awarding licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Many supporters hope the move might also lead to a breakthrough in cannabis research for medical purposes.

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Uruguay’s cannabis plans

Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalise the personal cultivation, consumption and sale of cannabis. Now its government is moving a step closer to a full commercial market for it, by awarding licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Many supporters hope the move might also lead to a breakthrough in cannabis research for medical purposes.

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BHL responds to Ansa McAl injunction

One day after Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson granted a temporary injunction blocking the sale of Banks Holdings Ltd, company officials have been making clear their feelings on the matter. Today they met with members of the media, and from all indications the move is definitely not sitting well with BHL. With the temporary injunction, the Trinidad conglomerate Ansa McAl ...

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BHL responds to Ansa McAl injunction

One day after Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson granted a temporary injunction blocking the sale of Banks Holdings Ltd, company officials have been making clear their feelings on the matter. Today they met with members of the media, and from all indications the move is definitely not sitting well with BHL. With the temporary injunction, the Trinidad conglomerate Ansa McAl ...

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Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s new Prime Minister

Ottawa – Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister today before a packed, flag-waving crowd, almost 50 years after his father took on the job. The 43-year old former French teacher overcame campaign attack ads claiming he was “just not ready” to win the October 19 election by a landslide, bringing an end to nine years of ...

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Confident Ja Scorpions depart for Barbados – Jamaica Observer

Jamaica ObserverConfident Ja Scorpions depart for BarbadosJamaica ObserverThe Jamaicans produced a sub-standard performance last season, winning three games, losing five and drawing two against Barbados Pride. In fact, their first task will be against ...

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Barbados economic future out at sea – Caribbean360.com (subscription)


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Barbados economic future out at sea
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“Now our population is at the stage where we need to go beyond the 166 square miles and this is where our visionaries in Barbados decided to switch from just the 166 square miles to go offshore to coastal tourism,” she said during a public lecture ...

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Ince charged with Smith’s murder

Cheriss Ricardo Omar Ince, the man charged with theft of the vehicle belonging to former Lodge School Principal Aurelius Smith, has been charged with the murder of Smith’s wife, Marcelle Smith. 75-year-old Marcelle Smith went missing three weeks ago, and her car was later found abandoned on Culloden Road. An autopsy conducted earlier this week positively identified a body found ...

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Beware what you eat and where?

An E. coli outbreak traced to the American restaurant chain Chipotle, has led to the temporary closure of 43 Chipotle Mexican Grill places in the United States Pacific north-west states of Oregon and Washington. This is the third time this year that the restaurant chain has had a problem with its food safety protocols and food handling. An Oregon Public ...

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Shannon: award-winning software engineer

Name: Shannon Clarke. Age: 30. Education: University of the West Indies St Augustine; University of the West Indies, Cave Hill; Harrison College. Qualifications: BSc in electrical and computer engineering (Upper Second-Class Honours). Occupation: entrepreneur/electrical and software engineer. If you opened a magazine to a short paragraph summarizing who Shannon Clarke is, what would it say? Shannon Clarke is a proactive ...

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