Jamaica Will Smoke Bahamas Tourism After This

Tuesday 25th, February 2014 / 10:41 Published by
in Travel

marijuanaThe Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Taskforce (CCMRT) says it has been given an assurance that Jamaica will this year decriminalise marijuana as the island seeks to establish a medicinal marijuana industry.

CCMRT leader, Dealana Seiveright in a statement, said that the assurance had come from Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell.

The statement quoted Paulwell as telling members of the taskforce that “ganja will be decriminalised in Jamaica this year and emphasised that Jamaica cannot be allowed to be left behind on the issue”.

“He also reiterated the multiple economic, social and cultural benefits that Jamaica stands to gain if the laws are adjusted sooner rather than later,” the statement said.

Last year, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries agreed to discuss the issue of decriminalizing marijuana for health reasons at their inter-sessional summit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in March.

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3 Comments on “Jamaica Will Smoke Bahamas Tourism After This

  • Tourists are using our flight company to visit Cayo Coco in Cuba. Bahamas is no longer a destination on our agenda. With the resent video on CBS news about the crime wave destroying the Bahamas, and endangering Americans, it will be unlikely that we will offer flights to this country for a long time to come. Best of luck to the Bahamas.

  • Bahamians Take Note! You have the influence with government to protect your incomes! TOURISM! Jamaica, Virgin Islands and most of the Caribbean will smoke the Bahamas if you KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAYS THE GOLDEN EGGS!

    The Goose is the American Tourist and the Golden Eggs are the money they spend!

    It costs more for the 1 hour flight from Florida than across the country for 5 1/2 hours from L.A. to Florida! Tourists are going to other places because the airfare is too much! The Bahamians will do better with more tourists spending dollars in the Bahamas than the revenue from higher taxes, fees & tariffs imposed by government! MUCH BETTER! Write to the government, talk about this in church and town council meetings.

    The more you influence Nassau, the better off you will be.

    • The worst part is… once you arrive in Nassau, there’s a good chance you’ll be the victim of crime. And even if you are not, you’ll pay twice what you’d pay in any other Caribbean country – for less of an experience with lousy service. Not an attractive offer.


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