Crime & Police 

Family, Police Search for Hatton Girl, 14

Another young lady has gone missing in Antigua & Barbuda. Police have reported the search for 14-year-old Djahnae Banton of Hatton. The young lady, who attends the Ottos Comprehensive School. She was last seen on Friday January 12 wearing a floral long-sleeved blouse and long black leggings or tights and is said to be slimly built and approximately 4ft-5ins tall and fair in complexion. The public is asked to call the Youth Intervention Unit of the Royal Antigua & Barbuda Police Force with any information on her whereabouts.

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Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism Tourism 

High Hopes of Rojer Inglis, LIAT’s Newly Appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, announces the appointment of Mr. Rojer Inglis as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Inglis replaces Mrs. Julie Reifer-Jones who assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Prior to joining LIAT (1974) Ltd, Mr. Inglis was the Chief Financial Officer of National Health Insurance Plan, Turks and Caicos and has held positions at W.A.S.A. St. Lucia and Cable & Wireless Barbados Ltd. Mr. Inglis is a Chartered Certified Accountant with membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He brings a wealth of experience having…

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Culture Development Education Regional News 

HAITI: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed.

The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation in particular that resides at its core, is not expected to be repaid but must be respected. Any nation without a nominal notion of its own making can never comprehend the forces that fashion it origins. Haiti’s Caribbean vision illuminated America’s way out of its colonial darkness. This is the debt President Trump’s America owes Toussaint L’Ouverture’s…

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Education Technology 

Antigua Government to Host World’s Most Famous Hacker at Cybersecurity Conference

Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker, a bestselling author and top cybersecurity speaker, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural CityNext Antigua conference. The three-day event is being hosted by Hon. Melford Nicholas, Minister for Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Information Technology, and takes place from 17 to 19 January at Sandals Antigua. CityNext Antigua is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) conference which will bring together decision makers, thinkers and achievers from various segments of the global, regional and local ICT industries to discuss, analyse and put forward…

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Politics 

PM Browne Writes Canadian Prime Minister on Matter of Visa Access and CIP

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Honourable Gaston Browne has written to Canadian Prime Minister the Hon. Justin Trudeau concerning a response he gave during a town hall meeting recently on Canada ending visa-free access for holders of Antigua and Barbuda passports.  In his response to a question, Prime Minister Trudeau said the reason for imposing visa requirements on Antigua and Barbuda is that the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) did not have the level of stringency and analysis to satisfy Canada’s high standards for border control and security.…

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