Community Road Safety 

Local Group Poised for Global Road Safety Observation this Sunday – World Day of Remembrance (WDR)

Antigua & Barbuda will this Sunday join millions around the world in memory of Road Traffic Victims, and turn its thoughts to the millions who have lost loved ones on the world’s road this year. So far in Antigua we have recorded 10 road fatalities for the year, which is two more than last year. In a statement, president of the Antigua & Barbuda Road Safety Group Inc. Alice Ho-Tack said that while the media bring news of tragic events, behind each story is grieving families and friends, whose lives have been…

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Community 

Digicel and Bonnie Floyd Ministries Partner for Christmas Outreach in Barbuda

Digicel recently cemented their commitment to the Bonnie Floyd Ministries in the presentation of the ‘Miracle of Christmas, Bringing Hope and Joy to the Children of Barbuda’, headed by Bonnie Floyd of Bonnie Floyd Ministries. The event, slated for December 16, is set to be a fun-filled Christmas party with food, bouncy castles and a special Christmas programme for the displaced families who were living in Barbuda at the time of the recent hurricane. Each of the 310 children registered to attend the event have given their ‘wish list’ to…

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Community 

Remembrance Day to be Celebrated This Sunday, Nov.12

Sunday 12th November will be observed as the National Day of Remembrance for those who fell in the World Wars 1914-18 and 1939 – 45. The day will be marked with the annual service at the War Memorial on Independence Avenue where Four Sentries will be in attendance along with Ex-Service men and women and the Defence Force Band. The Service will include a blessing by the Dean of the Anglican Cathedral, Buglers sounding the Last Post, a two-minute silence, Buglers sounding the Reveille and the Sentries will Order and…

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Community 

Major Conference, I AM ABLE, Seeks to Transform Lives of Persons with Disabilities

 Living with disabilities should not prevent one from attaining the highest possible quality of life and making a contribution towards their nation’s social, economic and political development. With this in mind, a major meeting, the ‘I AM ABLE’ Conference, will convene in Antigua and Barbuda in early December 2017. It will seek to address the marginalization and discrimination of persons with disabilities (PWD) and to offer solutions that will breathe life and momentum into the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Minister of Health…

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Community 

Gospel Fest and Local Gospel Artistes Unite for Barbuda with Digicel, Consumer Support

Gospel Artistes in Antigua and Barbuda have come together to present a tribute song dedicated to their brothers and sisters in Barbuda and those in other Caribbean islands who have been affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. ‘We In This Thing Together’ was written and produced by Billboard chart-topping and multi-award winning gospel artist Sherwin Gardner and recorded At Cadence Fire Studio in Antigua. “Our islands love music, and this is a great way to bring our people together. We are going to be sending this song to the various radio…

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Community 

Remembering Jean Emelda Wade Carbon

Exquisite gems are rare, precious and priceless treasures to those who are privileged to have them even for a short while. Many persons who grace our lives are just like that and whenever they are snatched from us a void is left that time or years will not fill. One year ago on October 23rd, 2016, a gem was taken from us in the person of Jean Emelda Wade Carbon, an angelic human being whose personality could transform the atmosphere of any room she entered. As Director of the National…

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Community 

New Car up for Grabs at PAAWS Fundraiser

People are invited to tee off for charity – with a new car up for grabs at a golf tournament being held by animal charity PAAWS. A 2017 Ford Figo will be given to the first person to get a hole-in-one on a specified hole at the fundraiser at Cedar Valley Golf Course on Saturday November 4. The mega prize, stumped up by Harney Motors, is one of several donated by big-hearted local businesses. There will be additional prizes for all ages for feats such as ‘nearest the pin’ and…

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Community Disaster Management 

Antigua & Barbuda Red Cross conducts Barbuda Site Visit with IFRC Regional Director and Governor General

The Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross along with Regional Director of the International Federation of The Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) in the Americas, Walter Cotte, Peter Cuffy, acting Director of the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross (ABRC) Barbuda Branch, Emrick John, Acting Chairperson Barbuda Council The Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams, his wife, Her Excellency Lady Sandra Williams along with other delegates from the IFRC, ABRC and Local Media travelled to Barbuda to conduct site visits. The delegation was flown to the sister isle…

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Community Disaster Management 

Over Two Thousand Family Packets Distributed to Barbudans

Two thousand, one hundred and twelve family packets, containing food and toiletries among other items have been distributed so far to Barbudans who have been affected by Hurricane Irma. The figure has been confirmed by Warehouse Manager at the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) Dion Browne, who says that since the Barbudans were relocated to Antigua, there has been a steady stream of traffic daily at the NODS headquarters on American Road. The items which form part of the aid packets are donated by the government, regional and international…

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Community Disaster Management 

Antigua & Barbuda Red Cross Partners to Conduct Shelter Aid Assessment in Barbuda

To ensure that aid is distributed in an effective and impactful way, The Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross (ABRC) partnered with Shelter Box, an organization that believes in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital, The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), The Barbuda Council and members of the Barbudan Community to conduct a Shelter Aid Assessment in Barbuda. The main objective of the assessment, which took place from the 7th – 8th of October, was to identify and mark…

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