Today on MORNING BLEND:
With CARICOM countries, including The Bahamas, announcing they will examine the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana, we talk with the local group, Medicannabah. Spokesman Gladstone Thurston joins us LIVE via telephone from Long Island to tell us why the group is seeking for “qualified” Bahamians to be allowed to possess certain amounts if cannabis for medicinal purposes, and to be able to cultivate cannabis. For more information about this group and this controversial issue, visit Medicannabah on Facebook.
Plus, the countdown is on for the Academy Awards! Filmmaker – and Guardian Radio’s “What’s the Point” host – Stephen Hanna joins Dwight and Farrell to make some Oscar predictions and to talk about the nominated movies.
And “In The News”, State Minister of Finance Michael Halkitis says he does not think chief VAT advocate and govt. VAT Coordinator Ishmael Lightbourne should lose his job just because he owes thousands in real property taxes. Halkitis told The Nassau Guardian, “the fact that he is employed, there’s a better chance that the government would get some of what is owed. If he is removed we have very little chance of getting anything.” Halkitis says more than $500 million is outstanding in real property tax.
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