Disaster Management Politics 

NODS Director Speaks on Barbuda Council’s Military Clash on Tuesday

Director of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) Philmore Mullin says the confrontation Tuesday between Barbuda Council members and military officers in Barbuda over use of the Council Office was unnecessary. It was reported that the council members arrived at the office demanding to have a meeting in the building which has been under repairs after the passage of Hurricane Irma. Mullin says it is unnecessary to have this type of situation as NODS is in the business of solving problems. He says if a meeting is required, a…

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Politics 

UPP Unveils a Comprehensive Pathway to Youth Empowerment

At thesecond NationalVision Forumheld on January 30th2018, dedicated to the Youth of Antigua & Barbuda, the United Progressive Partyrolled out a Youth Empowerment Plan (YEP),with the overallgoal of facilitating the creative dreams of all young people who call this state home and providing a sound, feasible roadmap to entrepreneurship and some self-determination. Political LeaderHarold Lovell, ably assisted by UPP candidatefor St. Peter,Colin Isaac, very clearly articulated the merits of YEPto a packed audience at ABWU-HQ, the majority of whom were young persons. YEP is a 4-part pathway to Youth Empowerment.  These…

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Crime & Police Legal 

Antigua & Barbuda Ranked 34 of 113 Countries in Rule of Law, Dropping 5 Positions

WASHINGTON, DC (31 January 2018) – The World Justice Project (WJP) today released the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index® which measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys. Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice. Antigua and Barbuda dropped five positions for overall rule of law…

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Development Disaster Disaster Management Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda and the Russian Federation sign agreement for financial assistance to Barbuda Recovery

The Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the Russian Federation, on Tuesday signed a Direct Funding Arrangement for humanitarian financial assistance, to assist in the rebuilding effort in Barbuda which was destroyed by Hurricane Irma Under the agreement, the Government of the Russian Federation will provide USD $200, 000 to finance activities aimed at the recovery of Barbuda. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Charles Fernandez, who signed the agreement on behalf of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, thanked the Government of the Russian Federation for the significant contribution towards…

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Crime & Police 

Three Persons in Custody For Illegal Drugs and Camouflage

The three men, who were detained by police for questioning in connection with possession of illegal drugs and camouflage clothing, are now charged. On Thursday, police jointly charged 30yr-old Casmore Cornwall of Kentish Road and 41yr-old Chang Lee Lewis of Cassada Gardens with Possession of 14.2 grams of Cannabis, Possession with Intent to Transfer, Being Concerned in the Supplying of Controlled Drugs and Selling Intoxicating Liquor without a Valid Licence. They were further charged with Possession of seven Cannabis plants. Meantime, 26yr-old Kariba Charles of Kentish Road was charged for…

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Uncategorized 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne Speaks on Governance to Upper level students at Ottos Comprehensive

On Monday, Prime Minister Gaston Browne was invited to be a guest presenter to 4th and 5th form social studies students of the Ottos Comprehensive School. A packed classroom of approximately 50 students listened attentively as the Prime Minister explained the functions of Government and how his office executes its mandate. The students, who are all currently studying the different arms of government, got the opportunity to field questions to the Prime Minister. Questions ranging from the development of sporting facilities, his tenure in government, the economy and his aspirations…

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Community Politics Uncategorized 

Press Release ABCRE RECEIVES CITIZEN SUPPORT AT 3RD CONSTITUTION MEETING

Members of Antiguans and Barbudans for Constitutional Reform and Education (ABCRE) hosted their 3rd townhall meeting on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at the St. John’s Multipurpose Center at Perry Bay. The event, with its attendance exceeding that of their two previous meetings, addressed specific provisions of the Constitution of Antigua and Barbuda and sought the audience’s ideas on proposed changes. Leading the panel was Ralph G. Bowen, Esq., the organization’s chairman; Beverly Benjamin- George, Esq., their Recording Secretary; and board member Franz DeFreitas. The group focused on 9 sections of…

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Politics 

Teco Calls headline “Misleading” as he rejects reports that he was Forced to Resign

In an open letter, Former Minister, Honourable Eustace “teco” Lake denounces claims made by a media entity that he was forced to resign from his parliamentary duties. The letter, addressed to the residents of St. John’s Rural South and the wider public states that he “categorically reject the reports of the news entity as erroneous and overly sensationalizing such an important issue.” On Tuesday, an online news entity reported that the St. John’s South MP “said he was forced to resign in an attempt to get him to resolve his…

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Community Health 

Friends of Care Project Raises Thousands for a Worthy Cause

It was a night to remember as close to seventy thousand EC dollars were raised during Saturday night’s Friends of the Care Project Beneficiary Fundraising Gala at the Sugar Ridge Resort. According to President of Friends of the Care Project, Annette Carey, Sixty-fiveto seventy thousand Dollars were raised during the first class event, which was organized to raise funds for the residents at the Care Project, which is located at the old Holberton Hospital. In an interview with the Ministry of Health and the Environment Public Relations team, Carey declared…

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Tourism Youth 

Minister of Tourism Awards the Top Tourism

It was a landmark celebration last Thursday at the Pleasure Cove where Minister of Tourism, Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Charles “Max” Fernandez awarded Mr. Amar Singh and Ms. Makkedah Lawrence as Top Tourism Cadets of the year 2017/2018. The occasion, the 2017/2018 Tourism Cadet Graduation Ceremony, which saw over 100 students from various secondary and tertiary institutions from across the island commemorating the end of their vigorous year of training in all aspects of the industry. It was the first for the Hon. Minister during his tenure as…

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