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​Briggings Man Charged in Christmas Eve Heist 

A Briggins man has been charged for the robbery which took place at the business place of Windows & Doors at  Paynters on Christmas Eve morning.  Cadaphy Evanson aka “Jun Jun” of Briggins is accused of robbing the owner at gunpoint of an undisclosed sum of money, jewellery and mobile phones  among other valuable items.  Evanson, who is known to the Court for committing a number of gun related offences, is likely to appear before the Court next week.

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Culture 

2018 New Year’s Day Cultural Extravaganza Larger and more exciting

Three hundred and sixty-five days have passed and another January 1 is here again. On Monday, 1st January, 2018 we start the cycle once more.  We reminisce on past experiences and vow to find ways to improve and enhance.  We promise to be more engaging and becoming more civic minded by giving even more. However, one thing that will always remain constant is our party spirit and our ability to celebrate despite social or economic circumstances.  Music and food is all that is needed to get the party started. The…

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Health 

Governor-General Visits Clarevue Hospital

Management, staff, and residents of Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital were graced with the presence of His Excellency, Governor General Sir Rodney Williams and Lady Williams on Wednesday 20th December 2017 as the institution held its annual Christmas programme. Among those in attendance were the Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Health and the Environment Joan Carrott, the Superintendent of the Institution, Candine Roberts, The Matron, Althea Blair, and other senior medical officers and Heads of Department within the Ministry to include Chief Executive Officer of Mount Saint John Medical Centre Gary…

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Human Trafficking Politics 

AG says NO to “modern day slavery”

Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, Public Safety and Labour Hon. Steadroy Benjamin today in Parliament made an official statement on behalf of the government speaking out against Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling. Minister Benjamin, said “As a Government, we strongly condemn this type of “modern day slavery” as well as any other activity related to trafficking in human beings”. He also condemned the “appalling treatment of refugees from various African countries who are allegedly being bought, sold in Libya”. Commending the work of the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention)…

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Crime & Police 

Bag Snatcher Fined

The Nut Grove man, who snatched the bag of a female visitor and that of a local woman on Boxing Day, was convicted in the Court on Thursday. Sammyton Harris appeared in St. Johns Magistrate Court before Chief Magistrate Walsh, charged with two counts of Larceny. He pleaded guilty and was convicted and fined $1000 forthwith on each count, or six months in prison. The Nut Grove convict was apprehended by several locals, who were on the beach at the time he stole the bags with several valuable items and…

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Columns James Knight 

Open Letter to Alvette Jeffers – Please Get Things Right

Dear Jeff: You have fallen victim to the vile propaganda of a malicious minority of Barbudans. Much of what you say is inaccurate. There is no conspiracy to grab any land. The position on how our land should be used responsibly and to our own benefit in Antigua, must be the same for Barbuda. A sell out, a giveaway or irresponsible land lease in Barbuda would be the same as in Antigua, and that we have always most strongly opposed. What is in question now is simply that of ownership….

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CARICOM 

EU’s Blacklisting of CARICOM Financial Centres- Beckles Opinion

In spite of being an environment ravished by the effects of global climate change, and the specific economic challenges of being small, open economies, CARICOM states have achieved and maintain the status of middle-income developing countries. They have maintained modest rates of economic growth although being the region most adversely affected by the global financial crisis. This accomplishment has necessitated building resilience, the identification of niches in the higher echelons of global value chains and continually improving their international competitiveness in a changing global economy.  Resilience has helped to ameliorate…

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Crime & Police 

Delano Forbes charged with 2 more counts of murder

Delano Forbes of Swetes, who was recently charged with the murder of Wilfred “Bongo” Williams also of Swetes has been charged with two (2) additional counts of Murder. He is accused of the murder of Shawn Henry of Point, between the 6th and 9th of May 2017 at the corner of Redcliffe and Temple Streets. He is also charged with the murder of Lisue Williams of Bethesda on 21st February 2017 on lower All Saints Road. He is expected before the court (today) Wednesday. Further investigations are ongoing into these…

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Crime & Police 

Several Nabbed with Drugs Sunday

Several persons were arrested and taken into custody by police after they were found wilth illegal drugs and other prohibited items in their possession. Around 3am on sunday, police were on mobile patrol in the area of YMCA and carried out a search on a beige and black Mini Cooper motor car, A50110 driven by Lev Josiah of Clare Hall. The search turned up a quantity of cannabis and an undisclosed sum of US and EC currencies. Similar items, along with several pieces of camouflage clothing, were also found at…

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