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Marijuana Report tabled in House of Assembly

Recommendations include legalization for medicinal use, decriminalization of possession of one ounce or less The legalization of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes and the decriminalization of possession of one ounce or less of cannabis for personal use for people over 21 are among the main recommendations included in the preliminary report from the Bahamas

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  • Marijuana Report Tabled

    Mr. Speaker: In coming to office, it was the objective of my Government to pursue policies to uplift Bahamians – and especially those who come from modest backgrounds as I did. In The Bahamas we have a criminal justice system that needs reform in a number of areas, including the possession of small amounts of

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  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for University of The Bahamas

    Ladies and gentlemen: Good morning. Thank you Minister Lloyd for your kind introduction. To all who have worked so hard to make this day happen, I extend my sincere gratitude on behalf of the people of The Bahamas, and on behalf of the generations of students who will reside in and utilize this complex. Today’s

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  • Thousands benefit from tuition grant programme

    Approximately 2,900 of almost 5,000 students enrolled at the University of The Bahamas (UB) are benefitting from the Government’s Tertiary Education Grant Programme initiated last August to increase tuition-free access to tertiary education for qualified Bahamians, said Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. Of that number, 178 are receiving the additional $500 per

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  • Communication on Earthquake

    House of Assembly Communication The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Mr. Speaker: I thought it appropriate as the substantive minister for the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction that I give a communication to the Honorable House on the earthquake in our region yesterday. NEMA announced last evening that, “The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre

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