Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIAT Flight Network Continues to be Affected By Above Normal Hurricane Season

Several destinations in the LIAT network were affected by Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria continues its trek the Caribbean and LIAT continues to monitor its progress and its effects on our destinations. Due to the closure of several airports as well as in the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights have been cancelled. Please note that the following flights have been cancelled for Wednesday 20th September, 2017: LI 773 from Antigua to Barbados LI 381 from Antigua to Dominica LI 381 from Dominica to Barbados LI 300 from Barbados…

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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 Regional News 

Antigua & Barbuda Spared Hurricane Maria; Pledges to Assist Dominica and BVI

Antigua and Barbuda was spared any major damage from Hurricane Maria Monday night into Tuesday morning however, about two families in the Grays Green area and an individual in Ottos had to be rescued from their homes and taken to shelter. There were a number of fallen trees and utility poles, flooded buildings and it was reported that two APUA transformers blew out. Barbuda did not report any damage. Mostly heavy rains and strong winds affected the island. Due to the rain bands associated with Maria, flash flooding may still…

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Regional News 

Antigua & Barbuda Among Caribbean Countries to Move up the Ranks of the Quality of Nationality Index

Most of the Caribbean nations have all moved up the ranking in the 2nd Edition of the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) which was published in London on Wednesday. The QNI is the first index of its kind to objectively rank the value of every nationality of the world in terms of legal status in which to develop your talents and business. It uses a wide variety of quantifiable data to determine the opportunities and limitations that our nationalities impose on us. To achieve this,…

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Legal Regional News 

Implementation of an E-Litigation Portal for Courts in the Eastern Caribbean a Possibility

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) through the Office of the Chief Justice is implementing an E-Litigation web portal within all Courts in all the OECS Member States & Territories, for the electronic management of cases filed within the jurisdiction of the ECSC. This new system replaces the Judicial Enforcement Management System (JEMS) which has currently been in use within all the Courts of the OECS Member States and Territories since the year 2000. This E-Litigation solution is a highly proven web-based application software developed by CrimsonLogic Ltd, headquartered in…

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Economic Regional News 

Caribbean Development Bank Announces Support for Countries Affected by Hurricane Irma

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced support for its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) affected by Hurricane Irma, and for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which is coordinating the Region’s response to the affected states. The Bank is in the process of providing Emergency Relief Grants to Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands. These Grants, totalling USD200,000 each, will assist with costs associated with damage assessments and the provision and transportation of emergency relief supplies, water and sanitation…

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Disaster Disaster Management Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIAT Announces 26 Flight Disruptions Due to Hurricane Jose

LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to effects of the passage of Hurricane Irma and impending passage of Hurricane Jose that several destinations have been affected. A Hurricane watch is in effect for Antigua & Barbuda. A Tropical Storm watch is in effect for St. Kitts and Nevis. As a result of the closure of several airports in the northern part of the network as well in the interest of the safety of our passengers and crew, several flights have been cancelled. Please note that the following flights have…

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Disaster Management Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIAT Hurricane Advisory: Over 70 Fight Cancellations Announced Over Three Days

LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma that several destinations will be affected. The Miami based National Hurricane Center has advised that Irma is expected to affect the north eastern Leeward Islands as a major hurricane. Hurricane warnings are in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis, St. Maarten and portions of the Leeward Islands. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico and Tortola. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Dominica. In the interest of…

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Health Regional News 

PANCAP Champions for Change Relaunched

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will relaunch the PANCAP Champions for Change initiative after an eleven-year hiatus.  The two-day event will be held from Tuesday, September 12 to Wednesday, September 13 at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana.  The keynote speaker will be the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice.  Originally launched in 2004, the Forum will include a wide cross…

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Disaster Management Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism 

Advisory 2: LIAT Announces Flight Disruptions Due to Irma

LIAT has advised passengers that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma that several destinations will be affected. The Miami based National Hurricane Center has advised that Irma is expected to affect the north eastern Leeward Islands as a major hurricane. Hurricane watches are in effect for Antigua, Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis, St. Maarten and portions of the Leeward Islands. In the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights have been retimed and/or cancelled. Please note that the following flights have been cancelled for…

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