PM Skerrit announces national consultation on marijuana; downplays its economic…

first_imgGovernment ready for open dialogue on marijuana decriminalisation – PM HarrisBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, March 17, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, says his government is ready for open dialogue with the relevant stakeholders on the issue of the decriminalisation of marijuana. Prime Minister Harris,…March 17, 2017In “CARICOM”Marijuana conversation moves forward in CARICOMThe formal regional conversation around marijuana in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will move to another level when the first national consultation on the issue is held on Wednesday, 15 June in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Regional Commission on Marijuana, in collaboration with the Government of St. Vincent and…June 13, 2016In “CARICOM”Dominica PM wants more debate on marijuana issueROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he is not completely sold on the idea of decriminalising small amounts of marijuana as regional countries debate the issue. Speaking on the state-owned DBS radio, Skerrit asked what would be done with the “excess” if the authorities agree to enact…March 11, 2015In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Related Posts The prime minister admonished the country to be very careful “about exposing our young minds unduly to this substance.” He said whatever decision is taken in this regard, must take into account the proper and adequate protection of the children and the young people of Dominica. Read more at: Dominica News Online Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM Prime Ministers to make post-Elections visit to… ‘Too much at stake for Guyana’ – T&T PM Apr 7, 2020center_img Mar 10, 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Guyana electoral body to request return of CARICOM team to… (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that the first national consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana will be held on November 16 but has rejected the notion that such a move could have a positive impact on the nation’s economy. “Decriminalisation of certain quantities of marijuana and the use of certain potencies of marijuana for medicinal purposes is another issue we must confront having reached the age of forty,” Skerrit stated in his 2018 Independence Day address. He said the issue of whether to allow the use of medicinal and or recreational marijuana is a matter that will come under the microscope in an open and transparent manner in the months ahead. “As a matter of fact, the first national consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana and its use for medicinal purposes, will be held on November 16, 2018. Dr. Donald Peters [DSC President] has been appointed as coordinator for this initiative,” he stated.last_img read more

Pan-Roasted Striped Bass With Clams, Fennel, And Ramps

first_imgIngredients (Serves 4)4 6-oz pieces of Striped Bass(skin removed)2 bulbs of fennel(cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices)1 dozen littleneck clams (cleaned and rinsed)1/2 c white wine1/4 c ramps (cleaned and sliced thin)1 clove of garlic (sliced thin)1/2 shallot (sliced thin)1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice1 Tbsp fresh parsley(washed and chopped)1 Tbsp fresh tarragon(washed and chopped)1 Tbsp fresh chives(washed and chopped)3 Tbsp olive oil2 1/2 oz butterSeason to your liking with kosher saltDirectionsHeat the oven to 375 degrees. Lay the sliced fennel on a sheet tray, drizzle with an ounce of olive oil, and cook for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a large sauté pan over a high flame while you season the flesh of your striped bass. When the pan is hot and the fish is seasoned, add two ounces of olive oil to the pan and sear the fish until you have a nice golden-brown crust.Now remove the fish from the pan. Add the garlic, shallots, clams, and half-ounce of butter to the pan. Sauté until the garlic and shallots are slightly toasted. Now deglaze the pan with the white wine and seasoning, return the fish to the pan, seared side up. Cover the sauté pan with its lid and cook at 375 for five minutes. At five minutes, put the fennel and the ramps in the sauté pan with the rest of the dish, cover with the lid, and cook at 375 for another eight minutes. Remove the dish from the oven and return to the stove top over medium heat. Add in the butter and lemon juice, season accordingly and stir in the butter until you’ve created a nice buttery pan sauce. Finish the dish with the chopped herbs. Enjoy! Sharelast_img read more

LNG market to grow in 2015

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WWF Canada challenges validity of Shell’s exploration permits

first_imgWorld Wildlife Fund Canada, the environment conservation organization, has taken legal action challenging validity of some Shell’s offshore exploration permits in Canada.WWF-Canada is aiming to have Shell’s Lancaster Sound oil and gas exploration permits declared expired. The conservation group claims that the permits issued more than four decades ago, are now expired “and therefore invalid.”According to the available data, Shell is not conducting any activity in the area at the moment.Prior to taking the legal action, WWF claims it had contacted the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs seeking clarification on the status permits in question, and a confirmation that the permits had expired.Although staff from the Ministry contacted the applicant (WWF) to discuss the matter informally, they did not clarify the status of the permits, WWF said, adding that the discussions with the Ministry staff continued throughout February 2016 but the Ministry still did not explain its position on the validity of Shell’s permits.Proposed conservation areaWWF Canada claims that the permits in question are an obstacle to conservation efforts striving to finalize „the long-awaited“ Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area.According to WWF Canada, the proposed National Marine Conservation Area has been under consideration by the federal government since the early 1970s.“Lancaster Sound is one of the richest marine mammal areas on earth and is home to narwhals, belugas, bowhead whales, ringed seals, harp seals and walruses. The area also harbours one of the highest densities of polar bears in the Canadian Arctic and provides important breeding and feeding habitat for seabirds, including thick-billed murres, black-legged kittiwakes, ivory gulls and northern fulmars,” WWF Canada said.The environmental protection organization is now asking the court to confirm the expiry of the Shell oil and gas exploration permits on the border of the proposed Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area and to order an update of registry records under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act to indicate the expiry of those permits.In an e-mail sent to Offshore Energy Today, a Shell spokesman said: “We are aware of a court application filed by World Wildlife Fund Canada and are currently assessing next steps.”[mappress mapid=”3037″]Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

KNOT Shuttle Tankers to Buy Tordis Knutsen

first_imgKNOT Shuttle Tankers AS, a subsidiary of KNOT Offshore Partners, has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire KNOT 24, the company that owns the 2016-built Suezmax shuttle tanker Tordis Knutsen, from Knutsen NYK. The purchase price is USD 147 million, less USD 137.7 million of outstanding indebtedness related to the 157,400 dwt vessel.Under the deal agreed on February 14, the acquisition is expected to be finalized within 30 days, subject to customary closing conditions.With this sale, KNOT 24 will repay around USD 42.8 million of the indebtedness, leaving an aggregate of USD 94.9 million of debt outstanding under the secured credit facility related to the vessel.The company said that the Tordis Facility is repayable in quarterly installments with a final balloon payment of USD 30.5 million due at maturity in October 2021.Delivered in November 2016, Tordis Knutsen is operating in Brazil under a five-year time charter with a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, which will expire in the first quarter of 2022. The charterer has options to extend the charter for two five-year periods.The agreement was unveiled as part of KNOT Offshore Partners’ earnings release for the period ended December 31, 2016.The company said that its net income for the full year of 2016 increased to USD 61.1 million, from USD 40.4 million seen in the previous year, while its total revenues reached USD 173.6 million, up from USD 155 million.Additionally, the partnership expects to receive options to acquire three more vessels owned by Knutsen NYK, which are currently under construction in South Korea and China.last_img read more

Britons will suffer from Clarke’s opt-out, says Brussels

first_imgBrussels officials have reacted with surprise and sadness after the UK government formally opted out of a six-year European Commission justice programme. Justice minister Kenneth Clarke confirmed last week that the UK would not take part in the €803m scheme. Clarke admitted that charities and organisations promoting justice that have relied on the programme for six years will be impacted. Twenty-four European Union countries have signed up to the programme, which aims to ensure access to justice for citizens no matter where they are on the continent. Officials at the commission are thought to be shocked at the UK’s decision and have warned that British people will suffer as a result. An EC spokesman said: ‘It is sad to think people might have the wrong impression of this – it’s not about imposing laws on Britain, it’s about helping her people. ‘We’re making sure if a British person is arrested in the EU they have the same rights as someone arrested in Britain. That means the right to an interpreter and access to a lawyer.’ He said justice charities such as Victim Support and Fair Trials International, which received 38% of its funding last year from the EU, were among the key beneficiaries of the programme. In a statement to the House of Commons, Clarke said the UK is happy to negotiate and could still opt into the programme post-adoption if it ‘truly added value and was worthwhile’. EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding promised the new programme would improve judicial cooperation, help train judges, fight drugs trafficking and support victims of crime. Clarke’s statement outlined that the government supported the objectives of promoting judicial cooperation and ensuring access to justice. He added: ‘Although there are some aspects of the proposal that could be welcomed, the government are not satisfied on the value for money of the programme as a whole.’last_img read more

CombiMAX crosses four countries

first_imgThe Hitachi ZX 870 dredger was loaded on the 4+6 CombiMAX trailer combination in Makkum, before being transported by road to a quarry in Landres, France – a 1,200 km journey that required passing through four countries.Trailer manufacturer Faymonville claimed that the journey across the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France was easy to organise when it came to permits, since the CombiMAX vehicle has the necessary CoC (Certificate of Conformity).The CoC makes pan-European registration of vehicles easier, indicating that a vehicle conforms to EU standards and safety regulations.  www.faymonville.comwww.demolxl.lulast_img read more

6 families to receive keys for Silver Lake Apartments

first_imgLocalNews 6 families to receive keys for Silver Lake Apartments by: – September 19, 2014 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img 250 Views   no discussions Share Six families in the Silver Lake community will today receive keys to the apartment units of the Silver Lake Housing Complex from government.The one million dollars Silver Lake Housing Complex, which commenced on October 22, 2013, was completed in August of this year.The Dominica Government will commission the Complex at a ceremony from 4PM today, September 19.It comprises of four two bedroom units and two single bedroom units with all amenities.Member of Parliament for the Roseau South Constituency, Ambrose George told state owned DBS Radio on September 19, the six families previously occupied “one of the long existing long houses which in fact had reached a stage of deterioration and almost inhabitable”.He described the Complex as significant because it is the manifestation of the continuation of the government’s housing revolution.“We have been doing many aspects of that revolution through the squatter regularization, assistance for the renovation of homes, in recent times we heard the pit latrines in terms of getting rid of those, so it is something that continues”.Minister George noted that it represents for the people of Silver Lake, “something that is going to be a remarkable change in their lives, in their living standards, their esteem, their way of life”.– / 4Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

World’s First Commercial Aerial Cell Tower

first_imgCommunications infrastructure provider, Altaeros, has launched world’s first commercially available aerial cell tower. Altaeros successfully completed initial testing of the SuperTower ST200 at its R&D Center in southern New Hampshire.The SuperTower uses a proven aerostat platform, combined with innovative automation and control software, to deploy radios and antennas four times higher than traditional cell towers allowing carriers to efficiently cover substantially more area than traditional towers. It was tested with six high capacity Ericsson 4G LTE radios and three high-gain Matsing lens antennas. During initial testing users were able to stream high-definition video at distances well beyond the reach of a typical cell site, even in the hills and forests of New England. Altaeros is initially deploying SuperTowers in partnership with carriers in the US, with plans to quickly expand internationally.Historically, service providers have struggled to offer coverage in rural areas due to the high cost of building large networks of remote towers in areas with few subscribers. In its 2018 Broadband Deployment Report, the FCC reported that over 24 million Americans still lack broadband internet, and huge swaths of rural America remain unserved or underserved.The launch of the first commercial SuperTower marks a turning point for modern, high-speed connectivity in traditionally under-served rural communities. By reducing the number of sites needed in rural markets by over 90%, it offers a quick and inexpensive path to expand service. It can also accelerate the rollout of new technologies such as 5G and IoT in rural markets.The ST200 is the culmination of over 8 years of aerostat research and development by Altaeros. Designed to work with many different telecom systems from any number of vendors, it is Altaeros’ largest and most capable autonomous aerostat platform to date, and the first to be made commercially available. Building upon prior versions, proprietary automation and control software keep the aerial cell tower in place in changing weather and environmental conditions and ensures a stable platform for the telecommunication equipment. Multiple tethers connect the aerostat to the ground and transmit power and data to the airborne equipment, which is key to providing significantly greater capacity than other aerial communication systems.last_img read more

LISTEN: The Dawg Pod Epsiode 2

first_imgSay hello to Cleveland’s newest Browns Podcast, The Dawg Pod! Every week, Spencer German and Tim Whalen of NEO Sports Insiders will discuss the latest Cleveland Browns news AND invite you to join the conversation. This week, meaningful football is just days away and Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell is still no where to be seen. What’s that mean for the Browns chances this weekend. PLUS, what’s the deal with the Browns O-line, Josh Gordon AND Spencer and Tim predict the Browns record. Spencer German Related Topics2018 Cleveland BrownsJoel BitonioJosh GordonLe’Veon BellPittsburgh SteelersThe Dawg Podlast_img read more

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