Jamaica expects to benefit from cannabis reforms

Jamaica expects to benefit from cannabis reforms

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Delano Seiveright says emerging reforms in the United States and Europe relating to cannabis are exactly what Jamaica needs to benefit from the lucrative medical marijuana industry. Seiveright, who recently returned from Great Britain where he joined some 80 panelists from countries across the globe […]

CDB, PAHO to support mental health after disasters

CDB, PAHO to support mental health after disasters

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As this year’s hurricane season gets underway, psychosocial support will be utilized to help Caribbean people when disaster hits. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have launched the “Stronger Together” campaign that draws attention to the information and tools available to assist communities in better coping with […]

St. Vincent issues Cannabis licenses

St. Vincent issues Cannabis licenses

The first set of licenses to begin producing medicinal cannabis in St. Vincent and the Grenadines were issued this week. The island’s Minister of Agriculture and Industry, Hon. Saboto Caesar, embraced the milestone noting “many challenges amidst immense opportunities.” “The journey over the past 20 months to put the legislative and administrative frameworks in place was certainly […]

Why you should eat mangoes

Why you should eat mangoes

The mango is a popular tropical fruit that is common in Jamaica and enjoyed by many. Indeed, Jamaicans go crazy over this fruit that comes in many shapes and sizes. Mango is low in calories but full of nutrients. One cup (165 grams) of sliced mango provides: Calories: 99, Protein: 1.4 grams; Carbs: 24.7 grams; Fat: […]

Kneeling, walking, and climbing – Why do my KNEES hurt?

Kneeling, walking, and climbing – Why do my KNEES hurt?

Do you experience knee pain when kneeling down, walking, or climbing stairs? Do your knees feel stiff and achy? Do your “crunching” and “grinding” noises in your knees? This article will discuss the important knee structures and some related injuries. Knee Anatomy: The femur (thigh bone), patella (knee cap), tibia and fibula (lower leg bones) […]

Caribbean urged to take radical approach to human trafficking

Caribbean urged to take radical approach to human trafficking

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – One university of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer is calling on Caribbean governments to take a different approach to the issue of human trafficking. Senior lecturer in Sociology at the Cave Hill Campus, Dr Joan Phillips said while there was a lot of anecdotal information in the Caribbean when it comes this […]

‘Needleless’ vaccine will protect children from dangerous viruses

‘Needleless’ vaccine will protect children  from dangerous viruses

Orally administered vaccine can protect millions from hepatitis B. Oral vaccines are both safer and less expensive than injections. Therefore, researchers are continuously pursuing ways to produce an oral vaccine that is sufficiently effective. Now, University of Copenhagen physicists have delivered virologists a “recipe” for improving vaccine drops using methods from the world of nanophysics. […]

Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study

Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study

FOCUS ON HEALTH  Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study A new study has shown that traditional labels of ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘straight’ do not capture the full range of human sexuality, and whether a person is attracted to the same, or opposite sex can change over time. The study, published […]

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