Students to debate marijuana legalisation

Students of the two secondary schools in the north of the island are to engage themselves in a debate as to whether or not Grenada should proceed with legalising marijuana.

Representatives of MacDonald’s College and the Mt Rose Seventh Day Comprehensive Secondary School at Sauteurs, St. Patrick’s are to debate the topic “Should Grenada Proceed with the Legalisation of Marijuana.”

The debate which takes place on March 20 forms part of activities marking the St. Patrick’s Day Fiesta which runs over a two-week period beginning March 16.

Recently, members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) made a seizure of just over 150 pounds of marijuana on a beach in Sauteurs.

The two-week activities to mark St. Patrick’s Day Fiesta commences on March 16 with a church service at the Pentecostal Church in Sauteurs.

The fiesta itself will be officially open later that afternoon and will be followed by a gospel concert the same day.

A primary schools quiz takes place on Monday, March 17 involving all of the six primary schools in the parish.

The St. Patrick’s Organisation for Development (SPOD), the group behind the event, has taken the initiative to encourage parishioners to know their health status through a health forum set for March 18 at the St. Patrick’s Anglican School.

There will also be a football game involving East and West which is to take place on March 19.

SPOD has partnered with the Grenada Breweries Limited to stage a Beer Fest on Friday, March 21 at the Sauteurs bus terminal. This is the first time such an activity will be held and it is anticipated that it would be huge with great attractions.

Parishioners will then get the opportunity to engage themselves in a fun day on Saturday ,March 22.

A run St. Patrick’s road race is set for March 23 and kicks off activities for the second week of the celebration.

Activities then move onto the village of Chantimelle on March 24 featuring Karaoke and bon fire at the Pasture in the village.

A fitness walk takes place on Tuesday, March 25, and on the following day Wednesday March 26 the Talent of the parish will be showcased.

Another keep fit session is to take place on Thursday March 27.

Recognition is to be given to eight members of the parish who have contributed to the life of the parish during a Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony on Friday, March 28 at the Arena in Plains, St. Patrick’s

The awards will be given in the areas of community service, sports, culture, academic excellence, business, education, agriculture and fishing.

Organisers have seen it fitting to ensure that the environment of the main beach in Sauteurs is in a state of cleanliness by participating in a beach clean up on Saturday, March 29.

Later that night the beauty of the ladies 40 years and older will be showcased during a Queen Show at the MacDonald’s College.

The curtains come down on activities marking the St. Patrick’s Day fiesta on Sunday, March 30 with first, an arts and craft exhibition, followed by the usual street festival. A band concert also forms part of the activities on that day.

St. Patrick’s is known as the historic parish of the country. Leaper’s Hill in the town of Sauteurs is the area where the first set of inhabitants, the Caribs had leaped to their deaths rather than surrendered and be captured by the Arawaks.

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