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            [post_content] => As of the 23rd of January 2015, the Ministry of Health and Environment (MoH) of Dominica declared the chikungunya epidemic officially over on the island. Based on the prerequisites set by the World Health Organization (WHO) which stated that it can be said that the phase has officially ended once two maximum incubation periods have passed and no  new cases have been detected, the end of the disease outbreak in the country can be declared over.

"The incubation period for chikungunya ranges from 1 – 12 days…the last clinically diagnosed case of CHIKV in Dominica was on December 28, 2014. Since then 42 days (as of February 9), which is more than twice the maximum incubation period, have passed without a new case of chikungunya being detected in the country," the Ministry of Health said.

In January 2014, the first confirmed reported case of the disease was from an individual who had visited Dominica from St. Martin.

Following a report of 3,764 cases, 173 of which were confirmed by laboratory testing, the disease had a tremendous impact on the Caribbean island. It is said that one hundred and eleven infected person were hospitalized during the epidemic.

"The Ministry of Health and Environment takes this opportunity to thank the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Pan American Health Agency (PAHO), Dr Durland Fish of Yale University, National Pest and Termite, the Ministries of Finance, Tourism and Education, the Adult Education Department, Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority-DASPA, the Dominica Hotel Association, the business communities, the Media ,the staff of the Ministry of Health and the people of Dominica for their cooperation in successfully bringing the situation to an end," the Ministry of Health said.
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Chikungunya Epidemic Is Officially Over Says Dominica Ministry of Health

February 27, 2015
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As of the 23rd of January 2015, the Ministry of Health and Environment (MoH) of Dominica declared the chikungunya epidemic officially over on the island. Based on the prerequisites...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => On Tuesday night, the Jamaica parliament foundered the amendments of the Dangerous Drugs Act to allow people to have two ounces or less of marijuana in possession a non-arrestable, ticketable offence that attracts no criminal record. The Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill which was piloted by the National Security Minister Peter Bunting, was passed with five amendments in the Senate on the 6th of February.

The renegotiation of international treaties relating to marijuana was brought to the Portia Simpson-Miller-led government by Opposition Spokesman on Justice and Security, Delroy Chuck. He told legislators that Jamaica should promote for marijuana, which is popularly known on the island as "ganja", to be annulled from the list of prohibited substances by the United Nations.

The government shared that they intend to cash-in on the decriminalization of the substance, particularly for it medicinal opportunities, which is a US$2.5 billion market in the United States. As the news of the amendment spread across the world, social media was swift with an outpouring of support.










Under the amendment to the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, a person found in possession a small quantity of ganja, whether a minor or adult, who appears to be dependent on the substance, they are to be referred to the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) by a police officer who will issue a ticket.

While people may be able to freely smoke the substance, it is prohibited from being done in public places. Licence, permits and other authorisations can however be granted to enable the establishment of a regulated industry for ganja for medical, scientific, and therapeutic uses. The responsibility for developing the regulations governing the medical marijuana industry is held by the Cannabis Licensing Authority.
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Social Media Flooded With Support From Across The World As Jamaica Amends Marijuana Bill

February 26, 2015
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On Tuesday night, the Jamaica parliament foundered the amendments of the Dangerous Drugs Act to allow people to have two ounces or less of marijuana in possession a non-arrestable,...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Yesterday as West Indies powered their way to 372 for two against Zimbabwe in their third Group B game, Chris Gayle demolished the highest score in a World Cup and the fastest ever double hundred in one-dayers. The left-hander finished on a career best 215 off 147 deliveries while Marlon Samuels carved out an unbeaten 133 innings that took the West Indies to the fifth highest total in World Cup history.

The phenomenal second wicket stand of 372 achieved by the smashing performance of Gayle and Samuels was enough to annihilate the attacks of Zimbabwe and also achieve an all-time record for any wicket in One-Day Internationals. Gayle's overall performance counted ten fours and an incredible 16 sixes, en route to a double century off a mere 138 deliveries. It was also only the fifth double century in all one-day internationals and the first by a non-Indian.

His knock also falls at third place in ODIs following Rohit Sharma's 264 in a game against Sri Lanka last year, and Virender Sehwag's 219 against West Indies four years ago. Gayle have passed 9,000 career runs along the way.

Despite chalking up his ninth ODI century in a career-best effort, Samuels was reduced to a virtual spectator. He faced 156 balls and hit 11 fours and three sixes. After Dwayne Smith was bowled without scoring by seamer Tinashe Panyangara off the second ball of the innings without a run on the board, the two came together to take the notch of the game to higher levels.

Gayle, who narrowly endured a very close lbw review in the same over before he had scored, then egressed from an uncertain start to flay the Zimbabwe bowling to all parts of Manuka Oval. While he raised his first hundred off 105 balls, he required only 33 more deliveries to become the only batsman in history with an ODI double, Twenty20 International hundred and Test triple century.

The details of the match are provided below:

 WEST INDIES
D Smith b Panyangara 0
C Gayle c Chigumbura b Masakadza 215
M Samuels not out 133

 Extras (b1, lb2, w16, nb5) 24

 TOTAL (2 wkts, 50 overs) 372

 Did not bat: J Carter, +D Ramdin, L Simmons, D Sammy, A Russell, *J Holder, J Taylor, N Miller.

 Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Smith, 0.2 overs), 2-372 (Gayle, 50)

 Bowling: Panyangara 9-0-82-1 (w4, nb2), Chatara 9.4-0-74-0, Williams 5-0-48-0, Chigumbura 7-0-44-0, Sikandar Raza 10-1-45-0, Kamungozi 3-0-37-0, Masakadza 6.2-0-39-1.

 ZIMBABWE
Sikandar Raza c Simmons b Holder 26
R Chakabva lbw b Holder 2
H Masakadza lbw b Taylor 5
+B Taylor c wkp Ramdin b Samuels 37
S Williams c Smith b Holder 76
C Ervine b Gayle 52
S Matsikenyeri lbw b Gayle 19
*E Chigumbura c Gayle b Taylor 21
T Panyangara c wkp Ramdin b Taylor 4
T Chatara b Miller 16
T Kamungozi not out 6

 Extras (lb9, w14, nb2) 25

 TOTAL (all out, 44.3 overs) 289

 Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Chakabva, 1.4 overs), 2-26 (Masakadza, 5), 3-46 (Sikandar Raza, 8), 4-126 (Taylor, 20.1), 5-177 (Williams, 27.5), 6-226 (Ervine, 33.4), 7-239 (Matsikenyeri, 35.4), 8-254 (Panyangara, 38.1), 9-266 (Chigumbura, 40.5), 10-289 (Chatara, 44.3)

 Bowling: Taylor 10-0-38-3 (w5), Holder 7-0-48-3 (w1), Miller 6.3-0-48-1 (w2), Samuels 9-0-59-1, Russell 5-0-44-0 (w2, nb2), Sammy 1-0-8-0, Gayle 6-0-35-2.

 

 Result: West Indies won by 73 runs.
Points: West Indies 2, Zimbabwe 0.
Man-of-the-Match: Chris Gayle.
Toss: West Indies.
Umpires: Steve Davis, Ian Gould; TV – Ranmore Martinesz
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Chris Gayle Delivers In Match Against Zimbabwe Setting New Record For Highest Score In Cricket World Cup

February 25, 2015
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Yesterday as West Indies powered their way to 372 for two against Zimbabwe in their third Group B game, Chris Gayle demolished the highest score in a World Cup and the fastest ever...Continue reading