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PIERRE RETAINED AS SLP POLITICAL LEADER

Castries East Member of Parliament Philip J. Pierre will continue on as Saint Lucia Labour Party political leader for another year after securing more than 95% of the confidence vote during the closed session of the 68th annual conference of delegates held on October 21.  

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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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OFFICER RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING BOTHAM JEAN FIRED

[Dallas News] Police Officer Amber Guyger, who fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean in his Cedars apartment, was fired Monday — days after Police Chief Renee Hall said doing so would compromise the criminal investigation. Police said in a news release that Hall fired Guyger after an internal investigation found the officer had …

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