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Simpson Miller attends CARICOM meeting to discuss ganja regional commission

Published:Wednesday | February 25, 2015 | 2:24 PM
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller - File

Discussions on a regional marijuana commission will be among the issues to dominate this week’s meeting of CARICOM heads of government in The Bahamas.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will head Jamaica’s delegation to attend the Twenty-Sixth Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM heads.

The meeting is scheduled for tomorrow and Friday and will be convened under the chairmanship of Bahamian Prime Minister and CARICOM chairman Perry Christie.

A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said the meeting will also focus on reparations for slavery, wages and pension issues for judges of the Caribbean Court of Justice.

It will also look at principles relating to identifying CARICOM candidates for international positions.

Prime Minister Simpson Miller and other CARICOM leaders are scheduled to meet with Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organisation, Dr José Granziano Da Silva to discuss food security and the development of agriculture in the Community.

Jamaica’s delegation will depart the island today and return on Saturday.

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgill will be in charge of the Government in the interim.