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Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:48:00 -0700

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Trinidad: Roberts' Behaviour 'Reason Not To Support Legalising Marijuana'

Tue, 27 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Trinidad Express, 27 May 2014 - IF there is any move to legalise marijuana in this country, the recent antics by Sport Minister Anil Roberts is good reason not to support it, Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday. Speaking at a news conference at the Office of the Opposition Leader at Charles Street, Port of Spain, Rowley said he was told this by someone yesterday.

Trinidad: Dana Advocated For Establishment Of Drug Court

Mon, 05 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Trinidad Express, 05 May 2014 - Former independent senator Dana Seetahal had advocated for a drug court to be established in this country. Seetahal served as an independent senator from 2002 to 2010. In 2007, she contributed to the debate on a private motion moved by former independent senator Ramesh Deosaran which focused on the then People's National Movement (PNM) Government handling of the crime situation.

Trinidad: LTE: Don't Give In To The Ganja Crowd

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT

Trinidad Express, 23 Sep 2013 - I am 16 years of age and I disapprove of the suggestion that marijuana be decriminalised or legalised. Why would anyone even think about doing that? Did you people even think before making that statement? Knowing the people of this nation, you give them an inch and they take a yard. You think allowing them to have a certain quantity of marijuana would make them ease up on it? No. They would think to themselves, "The Government has made it LEGAL". They're not going to accept that only certain quantities are permitted. Did you people think about the repercussions of legalising it? I don't think so.

Trinidad: PUB LTE: Cannabis A Wrongly Prosecuted Plant

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT

Trinidad Express, 19 Sep 2013 - WHAT most people know about cannabis also known as marijuana is that they were born in a world where the American government leads the way in levelling prosecution of the plant? Most people have no personal experience with marijuana. Most people have no personal eye witness accounts of the effects of cannabis (medicinal or hallucinogenic) from which to draw from to testify of the effects of cannabis on the human body. Most people don't know that the human body produces cannabinoids, a class of diverse chemical compounds that activate cannabinoid receptors on cells that repress neurotransmitter release in the brain. These receptor proteins include the endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body by humans and animals), the phytocannabinoids (found in cannabis and some other plants), and synthetic cannabinoids (produced chemically by humans). The most notable cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound of cannabis. These receptor proteins have host of positive effects on living tissue. Most people are acutely ignorant to the fact that cannabis is recorded as one of the oldest positive medicinal plants used on the planet. Most people don't know that ironically the United States is among the top six countries in the world leading the way in cannabis research. The other five top countries spearheading cannabis research are Canada, Israel, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

Trinidad: OAS Urges Caribbean To Seriously Address Drug Trade

Sat, 06 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT

The Trinidad Guardian, 06 Jul 2013 - Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) Jose Miguel Insulza says the Caribbean region needs to have a serious debate about the drug problem. "It is very important that the discussions that we started at the assembly of the OAS only a month ago can open a way for a debate on the matter. We have been worrying about the issue of drugs for the last 40 years. A lot of drugs were confiscated in 2010, but half of the cocaine that was produced was confiscated. Sadly, the drug trade continues," Insulza said. Insulza was speaking on the second day of the 34th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, St Ann's, on Thursday. He referred to the report titled The Drug Problem of the Americas which he presented to experts on the eradication of drug abuse in the US last week.

Trinidad: PUB LTE: Try Different Tactic In Drug War

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT

Trinidad Express, 22 Sep 2011 - Those of you who follow the war on drugs would notice that Sir Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin group, and a member of the UN Global Commission on Drug policy has publicly come out in favour of ending the war on drugs by decriminalising the use of illegal substances. Now some of you would naturally be thinking what Sir Richard has been smoking himself to come out with such a radical stance. Well, if you read his latest article on the matter "End the war on drugs- Crime shouldn't pay", he clearly points that apart from being very expensive the global war has not been very effective.

Trinidad: The 'Coke' Wars

Sun, 18 Apr 2010 07:00:00 GMT

The Trinidad Guardian, 18 Apr 2010 - THE 'COKE' WARS US Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited Barbados late last week in what was the final leg of a Latin American and Caribbean tour -- that also included stops in Peru and Colombia. Gates' visit to Barbados, where he held talks with regional security chiefs, has been viewed by experts as an attempt to gauge progress in the Obama administration's Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, which was launched in late December 2009. It remains unknown at the time of writing whether a security delegation from Trinidad & Tobago attended the talks. When contacted on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman at the Ministry of National Security could shed no further light on the matter. "I am not sure who, if anyone, will be attending. We are in the middle of an election campaign and they are busy with that at the moment."

Trinidad: 'A Brutalised Society Must Be Violent...'

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 08:00:00 GMT

Trinidad Express, 18 Jan 2009 - Nazma muller talks to Onwubiko Agozino, a professor of sociology and a graduate of Edinburgh University in Scotland, Cambridge University in England and Calabar University in Nigeria. A lecturer in criminology at UWI, he had some very interesting propositions for the Government on how to solve crime. Q: Professor, how long have you been in Trinidad?

Trinidad: Cops 'In Cahoots' With Drug Dealers

Tue, 01 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT

Trinidad Express, 01 Apr 2008 - Probe Into Missing Marijuana, Cocaine Investigators probing the disappearance of 28 blocks of compressed marijuana and four kilogrammes of cocaine from the scene of a crime are now in a quandary, having received information that two police officers were in cahoots with drug dealers.