Development Foreign Affairs 

PM Browne Confers with Moroccan Ambassador

Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne received the representative of Morocco, Ambassador Abderrahim Kadmiri, among a series of diplomatic appointments Monday. Ambassador Kadmiri brought a message of sympathy and solidarity from King Mohammed VI regarding the passage of the recent storms, and the assurance that Morocco would do what it can to assist with relief and recovery. Regarding recovery, Ambassador Kadmiri explained that, on the instructions of King Mohammed VI, the Government of Morocco had dispatched a C-130 cargo plane with relief supplies to the disaster area. This plane was off-loaded…

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Foreign Affairs 

Gilbert Boustany officially Appointed to UAE

Antigua and Barbuda’s Consul General in Miami, Gilbert Boustany was on Monday officially appointed as Non-Resident Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Ambassador Boustany who was acting in the position since April of this year, has been overseeing preliminary works of a number of projects on behalf of the government, said that he is pleased to serve his government at this level.  “The bonds of friendship between Antigua and Barbuda and the UAE was significantly strengthened with the coming into office of the Gaston Browne administration, and I am committed to further…

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CARICOM Disaster Management Foreign Affairs Regional News 

Antigua and Barbuda stands in full solidarity with Dominica

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne has given a pledge to stand in solidarity with his friend and colleague Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of the Commonwealth of Dominica, as that country grapples with the rebuilding process following the devastation caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria two weeks ago. Prime Minister Browne made the pledge during a visit to Dominica on Sunday, accompanied by Trinidadian and International soca star Machel Montano, members of his management team and officials from the Christian Charity Samaritan Purse. “I am standing…

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Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda ties Diplomatic Relations with Jordan

Antigua and Barbuda and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan established diplomatic relations on Wednesday, September 27th with the signing of a Joint Communique at the Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon to the United Nations.  The Communique was signed by His Excellency Dr. Walton Webson, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations and Her Excellency Ms. Sima Sami Bahous, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations. The Communique now provides a framework for Antigua and Barbuda and Jordan to begin exploring…

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Disaster Management Foreign Affairs 

Japan Provides Emergency Aid to Antigua & Barbuda

On Wednesday 20 September 2017, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods to Antigua and Barbuda in response to the request for aid from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda following the serious damage incurred, especially in Barbuda, as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 5 – 6, 2017. Through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the following equipment was donated to Antigua and Barbuda: 30 tents, 180 sleeping pads, 10 plastic sheets, 10 expedition water filters and 250 foldable tanks. The handing-over ceremony…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

PM Browne to Focus World’s Attention on Climate Change and its Effects on the Caribbean in UN Presentation

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne will focus the world’s attention on Climate Change and its effects on the Caribbean when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. The country’s leader, before departing Antigua on Wednesday, said that his primary objective is to speak about the devastation of Barbuda and to rally the support of the international community for the island. “I will also be speaking to the issue of Climate Change.  Climate Change is real. We recognize that in some quarters they are arguing against the issue…

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Foreign Affairs Regional News 

Antigua & Barbuda Stands Ready to Assist Dominica

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne has pledged his country’s support for the island of Dominica which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria during the early hours of Tuesday. “The Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda stands in solidarity with the government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica during this time of need.  We express our deep sorrow at the loss of life and property resulting from the passage of Hurricane Maria over the island.  We stand ready to lend support to our brothers and sisters in Dominica,” Prime…

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Disaster Management Foreign Affairs 

Venezuela Donates USD$1M to Barbuda Hurricane Relief Efforts

Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, His Excellency Jorge Arreaza Montserrat on Friday evening, flew into Antigua and handed over to Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne a contribution of 1 Million US dollars to the Barbuda Hurricane Relief fund. “The profit from the West Indies Oil Company partnership, that is doing very well, we are pleased to make our share available for the redevelopment of Barbuda.  Kindly accept the best regards from President Nicholas Maduro, who was very eager for me to travel to Antigua and…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

AMBASSADOR SANDERS MEETS EMERGENCY AGENCIES AND MAJOR COUNTRIES ABOUT BARBUDA

Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, this morning met the Inter-American Emergency Aid Committee and representatives of major countries to discuss the impact on Barbuda of Hurricane Irma. The meetings took place in Washington DC at the headquarters of the OAS. The Ambassador made emotive presentations to the representatives of both groups who were visibly moved by a video presentation of the destruction of Barbuda and the evacuation of all its residents to Antigua. The Emergency Aid Committee…

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Disaster Management Foreign Affairs 

Venezuela Avails two Aircrafts to Facilitate Barbuda Evacuation

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has advised that the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has made two aircraft available to Antigua to facilitate relief in Barbuda and for transportation of essential materials. The two aircraft will arrive on Antigua on Thursday and will be based here and on call to the government of Antigua and Barbuda. Additionally, the two aircraft will bring a cargo of relief items to include blankets, cots and other essential items along with a medical team of twenty (20) doctors and nurses.  The…

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