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Revised U.S. Stance On Marijuana Will Be Felt Beyond Borders

Revised U.S. Stance On Marijuana Will Be Felt Beyond Borders

By Carey L. Biron  WASHINGTON, D.C. (IPS) – The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday issued surprise guidance directing its attorneys not to sue states that have moved to decriminalise the recreational use of marijuana, so long as those states implement strict regulatory ...

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Eavesdropping On The Whole World

By Pratap Chatterjee Guest Writer  BERKELEY, California (IPS) – How do U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on the whole world? The ideal place to tap trans-border telecommunications is undersea cables that carry an estimated 90 percent of international voice traffic. These ...

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Five Caribbean States Join Pilot For Energy Efficiency

Five Caribbean States Join Pilot For Energy Efficiency

By Peter Richards Caribbean Correspondent BELMOPAN, Belize, (IPS) – Every year, the Caribbean’s electric sector burns through approximately 30 million barrels of fuel. Overall, the region imports in excess of 170 million barrels of petroleum products annually. Dr. Al Binger, ...

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Canadian Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed By Former Premier

HAMILTON, Bermuda CMC – A Canadian court has dismissed a two million dollar lawsuit brought against a Bermuda civil servant by former premier Ewart Brown and his deputy, Derrick Burgess. The former government ministers had sued Lawrence Brady for conspiracy ...

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Cuba State Owned Airline Introduces New Service To Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica CMC – Jamaica has welcomed the decision of the Havana-based Aerogaviota airlines to introduce a three weekly service between Cuba and Jamaica. “We take pride in welcoming this group partnership,” said minister without portfolio in the Ministry of ...

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Pitbull Mauls Grandmother To Death In T&T

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad CMC – Police shot and killed a pitbull after it mauled an 84 year-old grandmother to death at her home in Maraval, on the outskirts of the capital on Monday. Police said that Liliann Bunsie was ...

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Counting Lambi In The Caribbean

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent CMC – Resource managers and fishers from nine English and Spanish speaking Caribbean countries are ending a workshop here Saturday that focused on underwater visual census techniques for the queen conch or lambi (Strombus gigas). The Caribbean Regional ...

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Guyana Government Reiterates Support For Palestine

Guyana Government Reiterates Support For Palestine

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Guyana has reiterated the need for a peaceful settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a prerequisite for lasting peace on the Middle East. “The Palestinian people deserve the same rights as people everywhere: to live in ...

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