Hits: 249 Created on 25 February 2015 Written by George Category: OTHER
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JAMAICANS TO LIGHT UP MORE COMFORTABLY

The Government of Jamaica gave third and final reading to a bill to legalize both the production of medical marijuana and the personal consumption of marijuana. Timeless Herbal Care Ltd., a Jamaican-Canadian company involved in the production and export of medical marijuana, was instrumental in creating a bill that establishes a framework for the production, use and export of Jamaican produced international grade medical marijuana.

Read more: MARIJUANA LEGALIZED IN JA
 
Hits: 214 Created on 24 February 2015 Written by GIZ Category: OTHER
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GRENADA STARTS PROCESS TO PROTECT KEY SECTORS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE

St. George -- Climate change impacts can disrupt Grenada's economy and critical economic sectors like agriculture and tourism and damage critical infrastructure and personal property. The increase in the frequency and/or intensity of extreme weather events, as well as slow onset events like sea-level rise, drought and increased sea surface temperatures have the potential to increase the overall cost to local economies by 1 - 3% of GDP by 2030 in the Caribbean, according to a regional study. If no action is taken, the negative impacts of climate change could eat-up Grenada's hard fought economic growth.

Read more: ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
 
Hits: 249 Created on 23 February 2015 Written by GIS Category: OTHER
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PROFILING GRENADA'S SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC RESILIENCE

ST. GEORGE -- The Commonwealth Secretariat, in collaboration with the Government of Grenada, will be convening a series of workshops to ascertain the key determining factors for building Grenada's social, environmental and economic resilience. The workshops are intended to engage representatives from the private sector, government, civil society organizations and key resource persons to explore the crucial role that institutions play in building resilience in small states.

Read more: BUILDING RESILIENCE
 
Hits: 363 Created on 15 February 2015 Written by Cherri-Ann Blackman - Stevens Category: OTHER
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HELP FOR PHILLIP BLAKE

St. George -- Phillip Blake is the second of two known cases of cancer in the face which has affected almost half his face -- including one eye, within a four-month period.

In an interview, Blake said that what started as a small swollen area on his cheek in November soon grew into a gigantic tumour.

Blake, an active community member said that despite the challenge of having the use of one eye, he is not hindered from doing what he feels like.

 

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Hits: 496 Created on 12 February 2015 Written by GBLC Category: OTHER
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A NATION BUILDER

ST. GEORGE -- A series of events commemorating the life and legacy of George Ignatius Brizan—educator, leader, and nation builder—is scheduled to take place in Grenada from February 15 – 20, 2015.

Read more: REMEMBERING MR. GEORGE BRIZAN
 

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