Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has elected attorneyVerla  DePeiza as its new leader as it seeks to rebuild following the defeat it suffered during the May 24 general election in Barbados. “If nothing else gives us the impetus to move forward it must be the fear of failing. This party is bigger than us. This […]

Jamaica’s greatest crisis is human underdevelopment

Jamaica’s greatest crisis is human underdevelopment

Says finance minister at Toronto meeting By Lincoln DePradine Jamaica’s “biggest crisis’’ is not lack of economic growth, says the country’s finance minister Audley Shaw. Nor is it crime which  claimed 167 lives in August alone and is a major problem, Shaw told a Toronto audience on Sunday. “Our truly greatest crisis is a crisis […]

Marleys eyeing California ganja market

SAN FRANCISCO – Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed. […]

Views on the News

Views on the News

Prime Minister Justrin Trudeau campaigned on a promise to legalize recreational marijuana and the Canadian government said it would introduce legislation by 2017. Do you believe marijuana should be legalized?   Tony Da Camara Retired business executive Sure, it should be decriminalized There are many good uses for ganga. The problem is abuse and children […]

Jamaica turns to ‘cannabis-infused tourism’

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Jamaica is trying to cash in on the multi-billion-dollar health and wellness tourism sector that several Caribbean countries are turning to in order to boost visitor numbers, but it won’t be traditional medicine it plans to use to reach a high in tourist arrivals. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said Jamaica’s lush […]