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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has become the first OECS member state to decriminalise marijuana for medical and scientific purposes. The historic bill was passed in parliament on Tuesday. The OECS Communications Unit reported that the development is a first that is likely  to impact the North American and Canadian medicinal marijuana industry. The Unit […]

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(AFP) — A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world’s oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet (4,300 metres) through the South Australian sky. Centenarian adrenaline junkie Irene O’Shea said she “felt normal” after a 220 kilometre per hour (140 mph) dive that sent her cheeks flapping wildly. She completed her first skydive to ...

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(AFP) — A Buddhist monk has been killed by a leopard while meditating in a protected forest for the big cats, the fifth such attack in the area this month, Indian police said Thursday. Rahul Walke Bodhi was seated beneath a tree in Ramdegi forest in western India for morning prayers on Tuesday when the ...

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(AFP) — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, flew higher than it ever has before on Thursday, surpassing what the US Air Force considers the boundary of space, and marking the first manned flight to space from US soil since 2011. The brief, suborbital flight — with two pilots on board — was a key milestone ...

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(AFP) — US investigators have so far confirmed that a 78-year-old drifter — who could potentially be the most prolific serial killer in American history — is responsible for more than 40 murders, authorities said Thursday. Samuel Little has confessed to 90 murders committed between 1970 and 2005, targeting mainly drug addicts and prostitutes across ...

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(CMC) – Fresh from their historic qualification for the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France, the Jamaica Reggae Girlz now have another reason to celebrate after receiving their highest ever FIFA ranking. They have moved up 11 places to the 53rd spot in the December edition. The team made the jump after scoring victories Costa ...

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(CMC) – Jamaica’s swimming champion Alia Atkinson won gold in the 50 metres breaststroke after clocking 29.05 seconds at the 2018 FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou here on Wednesday. Atkinson, who is the world record holder in the event with 28.56 seconds, defeated her arch rival, Lithuania’s Ruta Meiluyte, who won silver. ...

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(CMC) – West Indies Under-19 team begins a one-week high performance camp on Thursday, as they begin preparations for the 2020 ICC Under-19 World Cup. They will be working under the guidance of Head coach Graeme West and his assistant, Roddy Estwick at the Coolidge Cricket Ground here. During the camp they will also engage ...

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