Marijuana proponents rally for legalization 

Local advocacy group, Marijuana Bahamas, is lobbying for the government to seriously consider the medical and economic gains of marijuana. The plant’s international market value has grown exponentially in the past decade and is expected to reach a sales revenue of $50 billion by 2020. Founder of Marijuana Bahamas, Renauldo Cartwright, continues to tout the […]

CARICOM and Cuba to expand market access

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (BGIS): The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba have committed to providing greater market access for goods under the existing trading arrangement between the two sides. CARICOM secretary-general, Irwin LaRocque, and Cuban ambassador to CARICOM, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, recently signed the second protocol to the trade and economic cooperation agreement between the Caribbean […]

CARICOM Sec Gen: Urgent funding needed in wake of catastrophic hurricanes

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: The Caribbean Community must find ways to access the funding needed to assist its member states if the region is to survive. The cautioned mandate was delivered by CARICOM’s Secretary General, Irwin Larocque, yesterday at the opening of the 29th Intercessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. […]

CARICOM marijuana commission submits status report

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government’s mandate to investigate the issue of marijuana use in the Community has resulted in national consultations in nine countries of the Community, over the past two years. These countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bahamas, Guyana, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and […]

Caribbean Community expresses dismay with U.S. President’s derogatory remarks

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply disturbed by reports about the use of derogatory and repulsive language by the President of the United States in respect of our Member State, Haiti, and other developing countries. CARICOM condemns in the strongest terms, the unenlightened views reportedly expressed. Of additional concern, is this pattern of denigrating Haiti […]