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Marijuana, weed, ganja, herb. Whatever you call it, cannabis is under renewed scrutiny in the Caribbean as countries look to reform outdated drug policies and turn the once widely stigmatised substance into a potential new revenue stream. And as the movement towards legalisation sweeps through the islands, stakeholders in the region’s biggest industry are keeping […]

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(AFP) — The World Health Organisation on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern,” a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics. “It is time for the world to take notice,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement, as he accepted ...

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Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre told a town hall meeting of his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) that health care will be the number one priority when the party is returned to power. “When the people of Saint Lucia return labour to government we will ensure that the St Jude hospital is fully functional and […]

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The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Felix St Hill, has disclosed that up to two nurses on average are quitting Saint Lucia’s health service every week. And he says it is affecting primary and secondary health care. “The fact is that in the past we used to get one or two nurses per […]

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Press Release:–  You may have heard of the Saharan dust that is blowing across the tropical Atlantic and affecting the Caribbean and other countries. Most of the Saharan dust is formed between November and April in the Saharan Desert, located in the African Continent, and moves out across many West African countries and the Atlantic […]

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