UPP Demands Immediate ABEC Compliance and Voter Education Campaign in Open Letter to Commission

ABEC’s failure to comply with the law and facilitate voter registration in all 17 constituencies, is a breach of the law and a form of disenfranchisement against our citizens. The UPP demands immediate ABEC compliance in decentralizing the registration process by November 30, 2017. Failure to follow the law, will result in UPP taking legal action to demand from ABEC the immediate commencement of the decentralized process. In addition to being in breach of the law, the centralized registration approach is also extremely inconvenient for many eligible voters in Antigua and Barbuda, particularly the elderly, disabled…

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Disaster Management 

UWI and DFID Team Review Response to Hurricanes in Antigua & Barbuda

A team from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) is conducting a review of Antigua and Barbuda’s response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The group, led by UWI’s Disaster Risk Management Specialist Jeremy Collymore, also includes Director of the UWI’s Disaster Risk Reduction Centre Dr. Barbara Carby and DFID’s Disaster Management Consultant Peter Rees-Gildea. This review will gather information on the initial phase of the response and the transition to early recovery. Where response interventions are still being carried out, this…

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Columns Letter to the Editor 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Britain Remembers its Past But Urges Others to Forget Theirs

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Director of the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Verene Shepherd issues the following statement on the recent remarks by Lord Tariq Ahmad, British Minister of State with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, as he concluded a Caribbean tour with a visit to Jamaica late last week. The recent statement by Lord Tariq Ahmad, British Minister of State with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations that “it would be better for…

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Community Road Safety 

Local Group Poised for Global Road Safety Observation this Sunday – World Day of Remembrance (WDR)

Antigua & Barbuda will this Sunday join millions around the world in memory of Road Traffic Victims, and turn its thoughts to the millions who have lost loved ones on the world’s road this year. So far in Antigua we have recorded 10 road fatalities for the year, which is two more than last year. In a statement, president of the Antigua & Barbuda Road Safety Group Inc. Alice Ho-Tack said that while the media bring news of tragic events, behind each story is grieving families and friends, whose lives have been…

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Regional News Tourism 

“Butch” Stewart Receives Inaugural Hospitality Jamaica Award

~The Chairman of the Luxury-Included Resort Company Received First-Ever Pioneer Award at the RJRGleaner Communications Group Hospitality Jamaica Awards~ Chairman and founder of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, was honored this past weekend at the 2017 RJRGleaner Communications Group Hospitality Jamaica Awards with the inaugural Pioneer Award at the Montego Bay Convention Center. Mr. Stewart was recognized for his hard work, service and dedication to the Caribbean over the years, namely in revolutionizing the all-inclusive concept, creating the most influential brand in the Caribbean and establishing Sandals Resorts as…

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