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Employers can create policies for drug-free workplaces

One human resources expert believes companies can be guided by other policies on substance use in the workplace, in order to deal with the new changes to marijuana use law in this country.

But Stacy Homer tells us there are certain challenging areas, with which even the international experts are still grappling.

The human resources expert says there is nothing in the law which prevents an employer from creating and implementing a policy to ensure a drug free environment, just as they’ve been able to do, to ensure a smoke free and alcohol free workplace.

Central Bank extended hours for $100 notes exchange

The Central Bank says it will be open to the public again this weekend—from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.—on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 December, to facilitate the transfer of cotton based $100 bills for the new polymer notes.

In an official statement, the Bank reminds the public it will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day… but will be open again on Friday 27 December, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Scotiabank and Visa team up on regional digital payments project

Scotiabank and Visa have announced the signing of a seven-year agreement to support the development of innovative payment solutions and enhancing the customer experience for Visa cardholders in Central America and the Caribbean.

According to an official statement, the relationship will leverage Visa’s technology solutions and know-how to support Scotiabank’s digital transformation across different markets in Central America and the Caribbean.

DOMA: Not so easy to copy new polymer $100

The president of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) believes too much fuss is being made over the alleged counterfeiting of the new one hundred dollar polymer note.

A video circulating on social media purporting to show the fake bill has raised questions about its security features.

However, according to Gregory Aboud, copying the recently introduced new note is not as easy as it seems.

Mr Aboud is confident that the roll out of the new blue bills will combat counterfeiting.

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