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June 20, 2018 1:35 PM Canada legalises recreational marijuana use

The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume cannabis legally as early as this September. The country is the second worldwide to legalise the drug's recreational use. Uruguay became the first 2

June 19, 2018 4:00 AM Rollers Captain Gears Up On Plans To Build A Clinic In Lechana

The community of Lechana cattlepost, which is situated along Palapye and Topisi, has for a long time been serviced by a mobile clinic an extension of Palapye Primary Hospital. For a long time now, the villagers have been receiving health services form a traditional home adjacent to the common police checkpoint. It is a well-maintained traditional home with two thatched 5

June 12, 2018 4:16 PM Letshwiti in Moscow as FIFA decides 2026 World Cup bid

Morocco presents Africa with a second opportunity to host the World Cup, but face a strong challenge from a united North American bid, which has seen Canada, Mexico and the United States join hands. Letshwiti left Botswana unsure where to place his X, with some African countries breaking ranks and pledging support for the North American bid. Zimbabwe 34

June 12, 2018 4:00 AM Botswana Cannot Meet Blood Transfusion Demand

Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital superintendent, Dr Mareko Ramotsababa said that in January alone the northern blood transfusion centre needed 18,700 units of blood to be immediately transfused to patients, but only 9,500 units were secured. He said at a blood donation campaign in the former mining town on Thursday that the crisis forced the then Minister 41

June 11, 2018 4:00 AM The importance of communication in macroeconomic policy management

For a number of reasons, a central bank needs to continually interact and disseminate information to stakeholders. Such interactions and communication clarify the Bank’s role and, therefore, reinforces the effectiveness with which it discharges its mandate of ensuring price stability, sound financial and well-functioning payments systems and, more broadly 41

June 10, 2018 4:00 AM Scramble as gov't raises P1bn in borrowings

The June 1 auction was the government’s second appearance in the bond market this year, after the March auction which raised P497 million out of the P1 billion in treasury bills and bonds on offer. Each quarter, the Bank of Botswana (BoB) holds auctions of bonds and six-month treasury bills on behalf of government under the P15 billion note issuance 42

June 5, 2018 4:00 AM Assemblies Of God Reverend Slams Prosperity Churches

Speaking during the official opening of Gaborone Assemblies of God new sanctuary, Lebelo said some people are using the name of God to enrich themselves. The construction cost of the sanctuary stood at P 15 million upon completion. The building will accommodate 800 people though it had initially wanted to accommodate 1,200 people. “The church is a place 42

June 4, 2018 4:00 AM Take your grievances to Parley, State tells gays

The Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals Botswana (LEGABIBO)’s and government have locked horns once against over the criminalisation of homosexuality, with the Gaborone High Court yesterday postponing arguments on the matter to an unconfirmed date. Arguments filed in the case by the State indicate that the Attorney General’s position in the case is that LEGABIBO 52

June 4, 2018 4:00 AM Masisi: Khama's plan gone wrong

As for the pair, Khama and Masisi theirs was a relationship seemingly made in heaven. They loved and hated organisations and individuals together. There was even common talk that the duo’s striking similarities did not provide variety in leadership at the Office of the President (OP) as they seemed to agree on many things. It was generally feared that in Masisi 52

May 31, 2018 10:49 AM Gays recognition case postponed

Legabibo was to go head to head against the government today challenging for the recognition of homosexuality in the country. Legabibo legal representative Tshiamo Rantao in a brief interview said the case was yet to be given a judge and that they are in limbo as to when it will be called. Meanwhile the society that has been advocating for the rights 48