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Government Paves the way for Further Economic Development with the China Belt and Road Initiative

Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Browne, on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The People’s Republic of China on cooperation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and Silk Road Initiative. The MOU between the two countries, is of an historic nature as Antigua and Barbuda is the first country in the OECS to benefit from such an initiative. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, China’s Ambassador His Excellency Wang Xianmin and wife and headed the table for the ceremonial signing and exchange of remarks. PM Browne, during his address at…

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Development Economic Politics 

PM Browne featured Speaker at Caribbean Development Bank event

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne is today the keynote speaker at a panel discussion organized by the Caribbean Development Bank in Grenada that will focus on the topic “Air Transport Competitiveness and Connectivity.” In his letter of invitation to Prime Minister Browne, President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Warren Smith outlined that good air transport connectivity is vital for increased competitiveness. It boosts tourism by joining up the Region to its source markets. It also contributes to growth in the wider economy through the movement of goods and services, as well…

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Politics 

PM Browne congratulates PM Mottley of Barbados on Landslide election victory

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne on Friday last sent a letter of congratulations to newly elected Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Mottley, calling her victory at the polls, remarkable, historic and a landslide. “This amazing result has certainly exhibited the voice of the electorate, who has stridently spoken and has instilled boundless confidence in your leadership,” PM Browne wrote. He also congratulated Prime Minister Mottley on becoming the first female Prime Minister of Barbados.  He noted that this will serve as a quintessential model to young women across the…

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PM Browne sends Message of Condolence to Cuban President following fatal plane crash

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne has sent a message of condolence to the President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Miguel Diaz-Canel following a plane crash in Santiago de las Vegas on Friday last, minutes after takeoff, killing over 100 passengers. In his letter to President Diaz-Canel, Prime Minister Browne said that the loss of life, especially under circumstances like this, is always painful.  “At this time I wish to express my sincerest condolences to the government and the people of the Republic of Cuba for…

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Politics 

Asot Michael resigns but undaunted: Vows to fight on

Asot Michael, the Parliamentary Representative of St Peter’s, has announced that he has submitted a letter of resignation as a Minister to Prime Minister Gaston Browne, effective from 15 May 2018. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Mr. Michael stated: “I am aware that recent media reports, emerging from Court proceedings in the United Kingdom, to which I am not a party, have caused anxiety in some quarters of our society and are being used by opposition political elements to seek to discredit me and the Government. I emphasize…

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Politics 

Embattled Minister- Asot Michael, Resigns from Cabinet

Following the reports of alleged bribery involving Caribbean Ministers, member of Parliament, the Hon. Asot Michael has mutually agreed to resign and “immediately demit his executive office”, according to a letter withdrawing the appointment of the Honorable Asot Michael. According to sources within the Office of the Prime Minister, PM Browne advised the Governor General today, that all portfolios assigned to the Honourable Asot Michael are withdrawn immediately.” The letter goes on to indicated that Mr. Michael is no longer a member of the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda, effective…

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History in the Making- Ambassador Francis – King Frank I – speaks at the OAS Council

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda will report to the Organisation of American States (OAS) on Monday, May 14th on its measures to improve the rights of Rastafarian community. Ambassador to the United States and the OAS, Sir Ronald Sanders, will address the Permanent Council of the OAS on Mondaymorning to advise that the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has apologised to the Rastafarian community for decades of discrimination against them.   He will also inform the Council of other measures that the Government has taken or intends to take to…

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Politics 

Office of the Prime Minister Warns Public of Fake Gaston Browne Facebook Pages

The Office of the Prime Minister this week issued an alert for persons to be on the lookout for malicious individuals who are creating fake social media profiles of Prime Minister Gaston Browne and other public officials. The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has been made aware of the appearance of several fake profiles on Facebook of Prime Minister Gaston Browne, some of which are soliciting funds from the public. The general public is therefore informed that there are only two official Facebook profiles that are associated with Prime…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WELCOMES NEW MEXICAN AMBASSADOR

His Excellency Oscar Esparza-Vargas, Ambassador of the United Mexican States, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. Ambassador Esparza-Vargas is based in Saint Lucia, and is accredited to the Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Prime Minister Browne welcomed the Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, and expressed his willingness to further cultivate the long-standing diplomatic relations between Antigua and Barbuda and Mexico, which were first established in 1984. He indicated that both countries should seek to…

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Community Culture Development Politics Religion 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne Issues an Apology to the Rastafarian Community

Dear Members of the Rastafarian Community Long you suffered; long you endured. Your rejection of being made a slave to the British culture and your refusal to surrender your African heritage made you a threat to the colonial establishment. Rastafari, dreadlocks, ganja, Babylon and Zion made you outcasts and unacceptable. Not because you did wrong, but because you stood up for what you thought was your right. You would not be forced to abandon Africa that lived within you. You would not absorb the customs of those who tore you…

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