The Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastafari (ICAR), Aaron Alexander, continues its mobilization drive to increase the membership of the organization and get members more involved in the fulfillment of the mandate of ICAR. An election is slated to be held soon to elect new leaders who will chart the way forward for the council. The mobilization drive has already been to three locations and will next move to Fond St Jacques Soufriere.

Meanwhile, Alexander confirmed that on the issue of Cannabis, and revisiting the legislative framework for Cannabis, there is pushback from Christian members of the Cabinet. The Minister of National Security established the Cannabis Regulatory Commission was formed in December 2016 but proponents of Cannabis say the work has been impeded by the very government that put it in place.