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Antigua to Legalize Marijuana – Urges other Countries to Follow Suit

8 months after passing a bill to decriminalize marijuana, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda will go back to parliament this month, as it pushes for legalization. The country’s Agriculture Minister Dean Jonas says decriminalization has been successfully rolled out and it is now time for stepped up action, in …

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Experts Determined to Make Agriculture Attractive for Youth

Officials at Caribbean Week in Agriculture 2018 are convinced that agriculture can help to reduce the Region’s worrying youth unemployment rate. Joblessness among young people in the Caribbean stands at 30%, compared to a global average of 13%.  Youth need work and the agriculture sector needs all hands on deck, …

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Caribbean Governments Urged to Ban Sugary Drinks in Schools

Regional health and agriculture experts are urging Caribbean Governments to ban sugary drinks in schools. The call comes as Barbados hosts Caribbean Week in Agriculture 2018, under the theme ‘Strengthening Agriculture for a Healthier Future in the Region.” Barbados’ Special Envoy on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) and Chairman of the Barbados …

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The Caribbean Pushing Back against Threats to the Coconut Industry

The Caribbean and Pacific regions are partnering to push back against the latest round of threats to the coconut industry. In August, a Harvard University Epidemiology professor said her research shows that coconut oil is ‘pure poison.’ It was a blow to a sector that has taken previous beatings and …

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Saint Lucian Author Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

Saint Lucian author Loverly Sheridan and her young son Matthew have brought an anti-bullying campaign and ‘buddy bench’ initiative to the Odsan Combined School. Matthew has also donated over $7,000 to the School’s Feeding Programme. The pair visited the School on Monday June 25th – the first stop on their …

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Festen Labowi is 3!!!

The Community of Laborie is celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of its premiere entertainment showcase – Festen Labowi! Activities for the observance kicked off last weekend, with a grand gospel explosion.  

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Dennery Crowns its 2018 Carnival Queen

Community pageants continued on the weekend and the community of Dennery crowned a new carnival queen. 5 young ladies vied for the title at the Dennery Multipurpose Grounds on Saturday June 23rd. After a night of tough competition, Cylena Henry was crowned Miss Dennery 2018.    

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