Crime & Police 

BREAKING NEWS: Investigations into Escape Prisoner Completed

According to reliable sources, investigations into the dramatic escape and mysterious disappearance of Delano Forbes 23, were said to have been conducted and completed by the Department of Professional Standards within the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda. The accused murderer made his escape on February 12, 2018,  while on a search in bushes for reported hidden articles,  said to be related to three murders for which he has been charged. Sources close to the investigations revealed that the five officers,  three Sergeants and two Corporals, among them a…

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CARICOM Politics 

Prime Minister invites international organisations to observe general elections

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda –  27 February, 2018..….  Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne has written to the Secretaries-General of three multilateral organisations inviting them to observe the March 21 General Elections. Letters of invitation have been dispatched to the Secretaries-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organisation of American States and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Prime Minister Browne said: “I have invited the three Organisations to observe the general elections in the interest of full transparency and to show to the world that the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party…

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Columns Rawlston Pompey 

FOUR WISE MEN- A WOMAN AND A MYSTIC PRISONER

Most investigators know that whenever an accused person volunteered to show ‘…Bush-Concealed Articles,’ such person might be sending ‘…sign-less messages’ that demand investigative deciphering. Mindful of subterfuges, most investigators are alert for problems. Consequently, most often consider, inter alia (i) ‘…officer safety; (ii) …safety of others and prisoner; (iii) …preventing defeat of the ends of justice; and (iv) …absconsion.’ These are not just possibilities, but have actually occurred. The case of ‘…self-confessed triple-murder accused Delano Forbes 23,’ makes the point. While law enforcement is acutely aware of criminal deception, situationally,…

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Politics 

Electoral Commission in Readiness for Elections

As the nation of Antigua and Barbuda prepares for the next General Elections on March 21st 2018, the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission wishes to advise the public about the following:   Persons who registered up to January 31st 2018 and who went through the process of claims and objections, the names will appear on the Register for Elections thus they will be able to exercise their franchise on March 21st.   The Electoral Identification Cards for these individuals will be printed after their names appear on the Register of…

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Tourism 

Local Hoteliers Report on the Best Hotel Season in Years

Minister of Tourism the Hon. Charles Fernandez and CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) Mr. Colin James recently met with the Executive of the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association (AHTA) for a roundtable breakfast meeting. The forum held quarterly, is used by the Minister to hear from key private sector partners within the sector as well as to share the government’s vision and strategy for the industry. The meeting discussed among other areas, the strong air arrivals and hotel occupancy figures that almost all hotels are enjoying…

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Politics 

ABLP condemns racist remarks by UPP’s Mac Emanuel

Press Release. A statement from Mr Mac Emanuel of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has been brought to the attention of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP). Mr Emanuel first accuses a website called “no UPP.com” of circulating documents from the New York Supreme Court in which he and his Party Leader, Harold Lovell, are accused of fraud in the sale of the position of “Envoy” to certain Chinese persons. It is significant that neither Mr Emanuel nor Mr Lovell has denied the New York court case or the…

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Health 

Family Thanks Ministry of Health for Intervention

The Marshall family of Browne’s Avenue is to receive support from the Ministry of Health and the Environment for a major operation this weekend. The couple’s one-year-old son, Dre`den Marshall, who suffers from congenital glaucoma in both eyes is to undergo surgery at the Bascombe Palmer Eye Institute in Miami Florida on February 27th. Their oldest child, Jennique Marshall, was also diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at the age of two months. In June of 2017, she underwent surgery to remove her left eye. The eight-year-old now wears a prosthetic eye….

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Crime & Police 

Another Drug Bust at Airport

Earlier this week, over twenty thousand dollars worth of drugs were seized by Police at the V.C Bird International Airport on Wednesday. Both the K-9 and Narcotics Officers were on duty at the airport when one of the sniffer dogs detected drugs hidden inside two cardboard boxes. The boxes were searched and several packages of Cannabis were found concealed inside of them. One box had packages weighing five pounds, while the other was weighing 274 grams. The substance, which has an estimated street value of $22, 740 was seized and…

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Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda Government and UNICEF sign agreement

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda and UNICEF today signed a Basic Cooperation Agreement (BCA) that forms the basis of the UN children agency’s development cooperation in the country. Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Charles Fernandez signed on behalf of Antigua and Barbuda while UNICEF’s new Representative to the Eastern Caribbean Area, Dr Aloys Kamuragiye, signed on behalf of UNICEF. The BCA outlines in detail the terms and conditions of the cooperation between the Government and UNICEF. It also agrees on the basic principles of planning and implementation of programmes…

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