Ugandan president signs anti-gay law

Ugandan president signs anti-gay law

Museveni says homosexuals are “mercenaries” and “prostitutes” as he signs law setting harsh penalties for gay practices Uganda’s president has signed a controversial anti-gay bill that allows harsh penalties for “homosexual offences”, calling them “mercenaries” and “prostitutes”. Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed the bill, which holds that homosexuals be jailed for long terms, outlaws the […]

Jamaica moves closer to decriminalising ganja

Jamaica moves closer to decriminalising ganja

MARIJUANA advocates in Jamaica are on a high after Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives Phillip Paulwell signalled that the use of marijuana in specific quantities is on the Parliamentary agenda for decriminalisation in the upcoming legislative year. However, in casting aside any notion of an impending legalisation of the weed, Paulwell, […]

Two UFT graduates from the Caribbean win Rhodes Scholarship

Two UFT graduates from the Caribbean win Rhodes Scholarship

Two University of Toronto (U of T) graduates from the Caribbean have been named 2014 Rhodes Scholars to pursue studies at Oxford University next year. Aliyyah Ahad and Chloe Walker attended the U of T’s Innis College are from Bermuda and Barbados respectively. The Rhodes Scholarships are among the world’s most prestigious postgraduate awards, with […]

Kittians to discuss legalization of marijuana

The St. Kitts-Nevis government will be seeking input from across the island to develop a plan aimed at legalization of marijuana. Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Patrice Nisbett said research on the issue has been done throughout the Federation’s of secondary school, prison and wider community. The information is to be put together and […]