GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING SECOND ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE REHABILITATION PROJECT INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) – United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF)  towards the cost of Road Infrastructural Rehabilitation and Institutional Capacity Building and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.  Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of…

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Health Regional News 

Caribbean Countries to Receive Meat Safety Training Based on International Food Safety Standards

Public health and veterinary officials from 15 Caribbean community (CARICOM) countries will receive food safety training here this week, with a focus on meat hygiene. The training will emphasize the Codex principles of meat hygiene which have been developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC). The principles cover hygiene provisions for raw meat, meat preparations and manufactured meat from the time of live animal production up to the point of retail sale. Officially titled the Joint FAO/Switzerland Caribbean Food Safety Capacity Building Workshop on Foods of Animal Origin, the event will take place on Tuesday,…

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Waste Management Solutions Discussed at Training Programme

The UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)-funded Small Island Developing State Center of Excellence (UNDP SIDS-COE), based in Aruba, recently selected Antigua and Barbuda for a one-week technical assistance programme to develop a roadmap to address innovative Waste Management Solutions. TNO Caribbean (Aruba) provided an experienced delegation to assist with developing this roadmap. TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research has contributed to the competitiveness of companies and organizations, to economies and to the quality of society as a whole. A press conference held at the Department of…

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Several Nabbed in Successful Police ‘Sting Operations’ Over the Weekend

A number of people were taken into police custody as a result of several “Sting Operations” carried out by the police on the weekend. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations and Narcotics Departments as well as the Rapid Response, Special Services, and K-9 Units executed a number of warrants on several properties throughout the island, and were successful in seizing controlled drugs, large sums of money, among other criminal properties. On Friday, the operator of the “Straight Pub” located at Paynters, along with others, was taken into custody by police,…

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Digicel Opens 2nd New Look Store at Hills Park

A little more than a week following the opening of its new retail Experience store at Redcliffe Street, St. John’s, Digicel has opened a 2nd new model store at Hills Park, Friars Hill Road. The Hills Park team stand ready to facilitate all customer requests, as they strive to ensure that the customer’s total communications needs are met. Visitors to the ‘Experience store’ on Monday the 16th, October will enjoy double the credit on all Top Up of $20 or more. Digicel’s Hills Park Experience Store will open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm and on Saturdays from 8:00am…

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PM Browne Had ‘Busy Two Days’ in Washington

Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browneon Friday commenced a busy two-days of activities in Washington while attending the IMF/World Bank annual meetings. Early Friday, Prime Minister Browne accompanied by Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance, Senator Lennox Weston; Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders; Financial Secretary Whitfield Harris and Deputy Financial Secretary Rasona Davis-Crump met with the World Bank Regional Director for the Caribbean, Tahseen Sayed and held discussions on the rebuilding programme on Barbuda and the Antigua and Barbuda economy. The country’s leader also signed the Agreement for…

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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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Community Religion 

Antigua & Barbuda Gospel Artist Unite for Relief Song

Gospel Artistes in Antigua and Barbuda have come together to do a tribute song dedicated to their brothers and sisters in Barbuda and 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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Economic Politics 

PM Reproaches Developed Countries Over Financing

Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne electrified a gathering of representatives of international agencies and governments in Washington DC on Saturday by reproaching developed states for undermining the development of small states by the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations. The Prime Minister was speaking at a Small States Forum organised by the World Bank as part of the week of meetings of the Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Mr Browne told the Forum. “it is unconscionable that developed states, which control the international payment system, have increased the vulnerability…

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