The Caribbean is placed on a significant route for drug trafficking, and drug-related violence remains high in the region. Recently, trafficking routes have shifted to other regions. Drugs issues remain within the realm of the criminal justice system, although some countries, such as Puerto Rico and Jamaica, are now discussing alternative drug policy options.
For the first time, the country's Rastafarian community, which uses the herb for religious purposes, could be able to smoke it legally. The bill also envisages a licensing authority for the cultivation, sale and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes.
This report examines individual-level factors that predict the use of public health services in 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries, where there is significant variation in the percentage of citizens who access such services.
The “drug problem” is often blamed for youth involvement in crime, violence and antisocial activities in the Caribbean. This briefing shows that this relation is far more complex and often misunderstood.
Europe will provide Caribbean countries with the establishment of joint national maritime intelligence units, a regional maritime information system, as well as regional and trans-regional networking and technical assistance.