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St. Lucia PM Delivers “No New Tax” Budget to Parliament

CASTRIES, St. Lucia,– Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has presented an EC$1.12 billion (One EC dollar=US#0.37 cents) budget to Parliament saying it is the best estimate for both revenue and cost; with the understanding that if the coronavirus (COVID-19)  continues it will impact revenue negatively and increase cost.

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet delivering budget speech (CMC Photo)

New Governor General for Belize

BELMOPAN, Belize –The Belize government has indicated that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country will have a new Governor General and that it would move to amend the existing legislation that regulates the office of the Governor General so as to ensure the office holder is adequately compensated.

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CARICOM and US Agree on Need to Work Together

GEORGETOWN, Guyana,– Foreign Ministers of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United States Secretary of State Wednesday agreed on the need to work together on a number of issues of mutual interest.

CARICOM and US foreign ministers during their virtual meeting (Photo courtesy CARICOM Secretariat)

Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana Before Grenadian Cabinet

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada,  – A member of Grenada’s Marijuana Decriminalization Committee has confirmed that proposed legislation looking towards the approach to be taken by the country concerning decriminalizing the use of marijuana is presently before the Cabinet of Ministers for discussion and the next step will be public consultation.

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