The 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.
The teenager, Franciena Johnson, 19, was visiting relatives when she was shot and killed only one day after landing in the island. Johnson’s 18 year old cousin, Nadia Fearon was also killed.
Digicel, a top mobile operator in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific, reported ongoing strong financial performance for the year ended 31 March 2013.
Jamaica claims that its athletes were unfairly targeted for 5:30am drug testing.
A match in Nassau featuring Jamaica’s national football squad and England’s Tottenham Hotspur will celebrate The Bahamas’ Independence as well as the creation of CARICOM.
Following the announcement of a second domestic debt exchange program, another ratings agency, Fitch Ratings, has downgraded Jamaica’s sovereign ratings.
The Jamaican government has resisted calls to repeal the law, the leaders of Jamaica’s major political parties have repeatedly said that they have no intention of prying into the bedrooms of consenting adults.
The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) has reported a 9.56 percent decline in major crimes in the country between January and September this year, relative to the corresponding period last year.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for The Bahamas and hurricane warnings have been issued for eastern Cuba and Jamaica as Tropical Storm Sandy is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by the time it nears Jamaica on Wednesday.