Connect with us

Agriculture & Fisheries

J PIERRE ADMINISTRATION APOLOGIES TO RASTFARIAN COMMUNITY

Published

on

Prime Minister Philip J Pierre offered a long awaited apology to Saint Lucia’s Rastafarian community during a landmark debate in the Lower House on September 14 to decriminalize cannabis possession. Rastafarians use cannabis as a religious sacrament. However, the previous Drugs Act made cannabis possession a criminal offence and violated the religious freedoms of the Rastafarian minority. The Labour Party Administration has amended the Drugs Act permitting consumption and possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis for adults.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Agriculture & Fisheries

LAWMAKERS DELAY DEBATE ON CANNABIS DECRIMINALIZATION

Published

on

Continue Reading

Agriculture & Fisheries

Farmer awaits promised debt relief

Published

on

A Dennery farmer claims he’s being victimized by agriculture extension officers who have refused him from getting compensated for damages to done his farm following the passage of Hurricane Elsa. The farmer-Ansbert Francois, says the incident occurred under the former UWP administration.




Continue Reading

Agriculture & Fisheries

HOW CANNABIS DECRIMINALIZATION COULD IMPACT THE BLACK MARKET

Published

on

Cannabis possession of 30 grams or less will no longer be a criminal offence. The sale of controlled drugs including cannabis is still illegal. The landmark cannabis reforms however, threaten to upend the black market narcotics trade. One dealer says cannabis prices could be affected – directly impacting what he says is his only means of earning and income.

Continue Reading

Trending