National Plan To Guide Illegal Drug Fight

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Government is fighting back against the harmful effects illegal drugs can have on society, families and individuals. However, it will not be making critical decisions blindly. In fact, through the National Anti-Drug Plan 2017 to 2021, much of Government’s future decisions as it relates to legal and illegal drugs, including whether or not to legalise marijuana, will be informed by …

Anti-Drug Plan Consultation Jan. 18

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan 2017 to 2021 will be the topic of discussion this Wednesday, January 18, during a consultation of national stakeholders at the Savannah Beach Hotel, from 9:15 a.m. The plan, which is being coordinated by the National Council on Substance Abuse and the Ministry of Home Affairs, aims to outline the policies and programmes to be adopted …

Decriminalising Marijuana A Complex Issue

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Barbados will not be decriminalising marijuana just because other countries are doing so, without the proper supporting information on its effects. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, restated his position in the debate on legalising marijuana, during a recent meeting with Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart, at his Wildey, St. Michael office. During the discussion, Mr. Brathwaite said Barbados …

Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan Approved

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Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan has been approved by Cabinet. This was disclosed recently by Acting Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Lashley, during a church service at the First Baptist Church to mark the 21st anniversary of the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA). Under the plan, Mr. Lashley said the NCSA, as the drug authority, would be better poised to …