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Great Scope for Local Medical Cannabis Industry

Chief Executive Officer, Cannabis Licensing Authority, Lincoln Allen, addressing the opening ceremony of the University of Technology’s (UTech) third annual Jamaican Medical Cannabis Integration Symposium (JAMECANN), on Thursday (July 5), at the institution's campus in Papine, St. Andrew.

Chief Executive Officer of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Lincoln Allen, says there is great scope for development of a local medical cannabis industry, citing opportunities for research, innovation, and preparation and export of new products. “We have the potential, technical competence and will to do (these),” he said. Mr.…

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Jamaica and Chile to Share Expertise in Sports

State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. (right), and Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Chile, Alfonso Silva Navarro, display signed copies of a Declaration of Intent for Jamaica and Chile to exchange expertise in sports. The signing took place at the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort and Spa in St. James on Saturday (July 8), following bilateral talks between Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, and President of the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Sebastián Piñera. President Piñera was a special guest at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, which took place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4-6.

Jamaica and Chile will benefit from shared expertise in sports, under a Declaration of Intent, which will be executed over the next year. The agreement, which was signed on Saturday (July 8), will see local coaches travelling to Chile to conduct sports clinics in track and field, while Chilean coaches…

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PM Urges 30 Minutes of Exercise per Day

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness ( right) and Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (2nd right), exchange a congratulatory handshake after completing the CARICOM road race held on Saturday (July 7) in Montego Bay. Sharing the moment are Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith (2nd left); and State Minister in the Ministry, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., who also participated in the event. The race followed the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, which took place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4-6.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness is encouraging Jamaicans to commit to 30 minutes of physical activity every day in order to improve their health and reduce the risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCD). “I want to encourage you all to get the message out that ‘Jamaica Moves’. We…

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Health, Education Benefits for Spouses and Dependents of CARICOM Nationals

Spouses and dependents of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals, who relocate to other Member States, will now be entitled to access benefits such as health and education services, which were not previously afforded to them. This applies to individuals and their families, who move across the region to work, provide services…

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Jamaica and Guyana to Strengthen Relations

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (right), in discussion with President of the Republic of Guyana, David Granger (left), at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in Montego Bay, St. James, today (July 6).

Jamaica and Guyana have agreed to strengthen bilateral relations in the areas of trade, investment and agriculture. The two countries will reactivate the Guyana-Jamaica Joint Commission that was set up under the Agreement on Economic, Technical and Cultural Cooperation and which was signed by both states on June 1, 1995.…

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