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BELIZE: Decriminalize It

The National Assembly will be meeting on Friday August 18, and one of the items on the agenda is a bill to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act. This amendment proposes to “decriminalize” a certain quantity of marijuana which is […]

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Bahamas: Dr. Burnett-Garraway new Medical Chief of Staff at PMH

The Public Hospitals Authority is pleased to announce that Dr. Caroline Burnett-Garraway has been appointed Medical Chief of Staff for the Princess Margaret Hospital with effect from August

Jamaica: A Worrying Sight – Experts At KPH Concerned By Glaucoma Figures

At least 15 per cent of the roughly 500 patients tested monthly at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) are diagnosed with glaucoma, a rate that experts at the

Bermuda: ‘Marked increase’ in gonorrhoea cases

There has been a “marked increase” in cases of the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea in Bermuda according to the Department of Health. The increase began in June and appears

PAHO launches new initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of four diseases

Every year, an estimated 2,100 children in Latin America and the Caribbean are born with HIV or contract it from their mothers; 22,400 are infected with syphilis; some

Jamaica Government Gives Green Light for 300 More Nurses To Help Ease Shortage

Cabinet has approved the creation of 300 additional posts for nurses as part of moves to ease the personnel shortage in the public health system. But Health Minister, Dr

St Kitts-Nevis to become first in OECS and CARICOM to eliminate mother to child HIV transmission

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- St Kitts and Nevis is expected to become the first country in the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Guyana: Subraj Foundation facilitates 16 more transplants at GPHC

Another bout of corneal transplant surgeries commenced yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation [GPHC]. In fact, over the next few days, a total of 16 corneal transplant

Jamaican scientist’s marijuana-based anti-cancer drug is now FDA approved

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted orphan drug approval for Chrysoeriol, a cannabis-based drug used to treat acute myeloid leukaemia, which was developed by Jamaican

Cannabis licensing authority in Jamaica receives 236 applications

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) in Jamaica has, to date, received 236 applications for licences since commencing the process last year. Chairperson, Hyacinth Lightbourne, said

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