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Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:14:23 -0700

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Caribbean: Openly Puffed. Freely Sold. Decriminalized?

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 21 Apr 2014 - Leaders Across the Caribbean Consider Easing Laws on Marijuana, Which Could Be Region's Cash Crop DARK VIEW FALLS, St. Vincent - Deep-green marijuana plants grow along roadsides, in front yards and on plantations hidden in the mountainous interior of this lush island - and the spliff bar is a stone's throw from the police station.



Caribbean: Caribbean Countries Consider Following US on

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 05 Apr 2014 - DARK VIEW FALLS, St. Vincent - Deep-green marijuana plants grow along roadsides, in front yards and on plantations hidden in the mountainous interior of this lush island - and the spliff bar is just a stone's throw from the police station. Inside the camouflaged business, a group of men smoke $1.15 joints between sips of beer while inviting visitors, with a slight smile and raised chin, to take a hit. Steps away in a back room, two men share a joint as they stuff cured cannabis into tiny plastic bags.



Caribbean: Report Says C'bean A Major Transit Region For Illegal Drugs

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 08:00:00 GMT

Jamaica Observer, 04 Mar 2011 - UNITED NATIONS (CMC) -- An independent monitoring body for the implementation of the United Nations international drug control conventions says the Caribbean continues to be used as a transit area for the large-scale smuggling of illicit drugs. In its annual report, issued here on Wednesday, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said this is the case because of the region's geographical location -- at the crossroads of the main producing countries and the consumer markets.



Caribbean: Prehistoric Drug Kit Is Evidence of Stoned Age

Sun, 19 Oct 2008 07:00:00 GMT

Sunday Times, 19 Oct 2008 - Stone Age humans could well have deserved the name. Scientists have found the drug paraphernalia used by prehistoric humans to cook up herbal mixtures to get themselves high. Scientists have long suspected that humans have an ancient history of drug use but much of the evidence has been indirect, ranging from the bizarre images found in prehistoric cave art to the discovery of hemp seeds in excavations.



Caribbean: William the Drug Buster

Sun, 27 Jul 2008 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Mail, 27 Jul 2008 - Prince's Helicopter Opens Fire on Cocaine Smugglers' Speedboat Prince William was involved in a second dramatic drugs raid in the Caribbean, when a helicopter he was in opened fire on a boat of suspected cocaine smugglers.



Caribbean: Prince Takes Part in New Drugs Raid in Caribbean

Mon, 28 Jul 2008 07:00:00 GMT

The Western Morning News, 28 Jul 2008 - PRINCE William has been involved in a second drugs raid in the Caribbean since his naval training in the Westcountry. The Prince, who prepared for sea at Dartmouth's Britannia Royal Naval College, was on board a Lynx helicopter as it chased a speedboat suspected of shipping cocaine from South America.



Caribbean: Dominican, Haiti Allies in Hispaniola's Own War on

Mon, 10 Sep 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Dominican Today, 10 Sep 2007 - SANTO DOMINGO.-Interim U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic Roland Bullen says since drug trafficking is a problem that affects the entire Caribbean, Dominican and Haitians must fight it jointly. Speaking at the opening of today's anti-kidnapping course at Police headquarters, Bullen said the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has also pledged its support and says law enforcement officials must work fast to mitigate trafficking and related crimes.



Caribbean: Cost of Caribbean Crime Grows

Fri, 04 May 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 04 May 2007 - Drug Trafficking Exacts Social, Economic Toll, World Bank Reports KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Economists investigating the impact of crime in the developing world are yielding some harsh findings. The social and economic costs are growing and are compounded with each generation, feeding further cycles of violence.



Caribbean: Decline In Trans-shipment Of Cocaine In Region

Tue, 27 Jun 2006 07:00:00 GMT

Barbados Advocate, 27 Jun 2006 - While eight per cent of the globally intercepted cocaine was seized in Central America and the Caribbean during 2004, an international drug agency is reporting a decrease in trafficking in the area. This is according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which issued its 2006 World Drug Report yesterday on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The agency found that the importance of the Caribbean area as a trans-shipment point to the United States was decreasing.