Tuesday 24 February 2015

Jamaica Legalizes Pot This Evening - February 24, 2015

Jamaican / Canadian company has played pivotal role in the process

Jamaica Parliament has just given final approval today to legalize the growing, processing and export of medical marijuana

For Immediate Release:
The Government of Jamaica gave third and final reading to a bill to legalize both the production of medical marijuana and the personal consumption of marijuana.  Timeless Herbal Care Ltd., a Jamaican-Canadian company involved in the production and export of medical marijuana, was instrumental in creating a bill that establishes a framework for the production, use and export of Jamaican produced international grade medical marijuana.  
Speaking in Toronto, The Hon. Ernie Eves, former Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada and chairperson of Timeless Herbal Care Ltd. said today that, “Jamaica is now uniquely positioned to become the medical marijuana hub not just for the Caribbean and Canada but, for the world.” 
The bill to legalize marijuana could well be the law of the land in Jamaica within a week.  The bill was introduced to the House of Parliament by Senator Mark Golding, who is also Minister of Justice in the Lower House, and as such the bill that was voted on already has Senatorial approval.  All that is required now is Royal Assent from the Island’s Governor General.
 According to Courtney Betty, President and CEO of Timeless Herbal Care Ltd., “Our company is fully prepared to build an international global brand for Jamaican medical marijuana by combining the best of science and research with organic Jamaican marijuana of the highest quality almost immediately.  Our partners include the University of the West Indies, the Charles Town Maroons, The Jamaica Epilepsy Society, the Ganja Growers Association, BioRegeneration Integrated Medical Centre headed by Dr. Janice Fisher, Roxy Distributors Ltd. and renowned Jamaica scientist and researcher Dr. Lawrence Williams.” 
Timeless Herbal Care Ltd. has played a leading role in working with the Jamaican government to bring this bill to the House.  The company is committed to ensuring that Jamaica and its people get the benefits which will derive from this new industry. 
“Timeless Herbal Care Ltd. is proud to be Jamaican and proud of the many individuals who have sacrificed to preserve what will become Jamaica’s most profitable industry,” continued Mr. Betty. “We pay special recognition to industry, education and law enforcement officials who were very instrumental in paving the way for Minister of Justice Mark Golding to deliver this historic legislation.”
Jamaica’s Timeless Herbal Care combines the best of science and herbs for the health and wellness of all people. Timeless has created the Green and Gold Triangle with operations in Jamaica, Israel and North America structured to immediately supply the growing international demand for medical marijuana products.
For more information, contact: 

Timeless Herbal Care Ltd., Suite 31A New Kingston Business Centre, 5 Dominica Drive, Kingston 5; 
876.754.2121 JAMAICA; 416.907.0973 CANADA 
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Friday 20 February 2015

A Moment in Time - Beach Photo Club - Todmordon Mills


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My associate / photographer / videographer George Socka has a number of photographs in weekend show including: Toronto Boer War Memorial with Lancaster Bombers. His pictures , and the show, are at the Todmorden Mills Gallery. It is free, and the reception is always fun. Here is the listing.

A Moment in Time - Beach Photo Club

In the club’s third annual exhibition at the Papermill Gallery, 26 photographers demonstrate their keen artistic vision in capturing a fleeting moment in time – human drama frozen in stone, WW II bombers miraculously flying by a Toronto icon, a ray of sun breaking through a dawn mist, a massive piece of blue ice broken from an Icelandic glacier about to be swept away by a raging torrent, a brilliant starfish caught in a tidal pond, a field of sunflowers in full bloom, the glance of a fox about to dart away.

At the Papermill Gallery , Todmorden Mills, 67 Potter Road

February 18 – March 1
Wednesday to Friday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 4:30 p.m
Artists Reception: Saturday February 21, 1 – 4 p.m.

Sunday 1 February 2015


with chef La-toya Fagon at the Marché
February 4, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

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WHAT:  Black History Month’s Culinary Event — Spirits & Spice — takes place February 2 - February 8 at the Marché Toronto, Brookfield Place in downtown Toronto. This is a fundraising food festival for the Caribbean Scholarship Foundation and features the exotic cuisine of Caribbean Canadian Chef La-toya Fagon.

The media is invited to attend the Western Union Media Preview of the festival with Chef La-toya Fagon on February 4 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

  • The media will taste Chef Fagon's take on the warm aromas, pulsating rhythms and spicy tastes and drinks of the islands.
  • Listen to Caribbean Canadian legend Pan Man Pat perform on the steel drums during the lunch hour preview
  • Photograph two models wearing some of the daring Mas costumes that will be worn by the Carnival Revolution in this summer parade. Their theme is Diary of A Mas Man
  • David Lockett  the Co-Founder and President of the PACT Urban Peace Program, is a proud supporter of Chef Fagon and will attend the preview. He is available for interviews.
  •  Chef Fagon's take on the warm aromas, pulsating rhythms and spicy tastes and drinks of the islands. She will be using Grace products.
  • Drink sampling: Angostura Rum's English HarbourCarib beer, relax Reisling and Fun5
  • Listen to Caribbean Canadian legend Pan Man Pat who will perform on the steel drums during the lunch hour preview
  • Photograph two Mas players modelling some of the Mas costumes to be worn by the Carnival Revolution in this summer carnival parade. Their theme is Diary of A Mas Man
  • Caribbean Scholarship Foundation board members will be available for interviews along with some of the young Caribbean Canadian students who have received CSF Future Leader scholarships 
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Carnival Revolution models and new costumes
WHERE: Marche´ Brookfield Place (Yonge & Wellington)  11.00am -1:30pm. 

HOW:     For more information  and to RSVP for the Media Event please contact:

For more information and for tickets to the festival: