Crime & Police 

Five Brothers in Police Custody for Illegal Drugs, Firearm & Ammunition

Five brothers from Potters are currently in police custody assisting the police with their investigations, after illegal drugs, firearm and ammunition were found at their home. In the early hours of Friday morning, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department and the Rapid Response Unit (RRU), swooped down on the home of a Potters family occupied by 29yr-old Vandross Daawuud and his younger siblings; 25yr-old Jelani Daawuud, 23yr-old Akeem Daawuud, 22yr-old Amir Daawuud and 19yr-old Keeshun Daawuud. Police found one Cobra .380 pistol along with seven matching rounds of ammunition,…

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Health 

Cancer Centre Making Strides

Three years after its opening, the OECS Cancer Centre on Queen Elizabeth Highway has been making great strides on the island and across the region, especially where breast cancer cases are concerned. Medical Director at the renowned facility, Dr. Thomas McGowan, had a conversation with the Ministry of Health and the Environment’s Public Relations Department and a number of positive results were revealed. During the interview at his office on October 19th, on the 2nd anniversary of the day heavy rains caused the northern walls of the facility to crumble,…

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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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Sports 

Nike Ranks ABBA Senior Men’s Team in Top 80 Worldwide

In a recent International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Senior Men World ranking presented by Nike, the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association National Senior Men’s Team ranked 76th out of 213 countries. Of the 213 FIBA member countries worldwide, only 149 were ranked in the list presented by Nike. The other countries not ranked have 0 points, and were all positioned with the same rank, after the last country presented. Caribbean countries ranked higher in the list included: Puerto Rico (15), Dominican Republic (17), United States Virgin Islands (51), Bahamas (59), Cuba…

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