Crime & Police 

Serial Killer on the Loose

Alleged Serial killer, Delano Forbes, who has been charged with three murders, has escaped police custody. According to news sources, there is now a massive manhunt for the 23 year old who managed to escape the police this afternoon. Local Television station, ABS stated that “police officers were carrying out further investigations into the case against the accused when they took him from the prison where he has been on remand.” He was taken to Swetes Village, reportedly to retrieve additional evidence. Based on reports, Forbes made good his escape…

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Commonwealth Community Development 

Her Majesty The Queen recognises Antiguan volunteer with Commonwealth Point of Light award

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has today, February 13th 2018, recognised Michael Joseph, of Antigua and Barbuda as the 9th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of his exceptional voluntary service with the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross Society. In the lead-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London on 19-20 April, Her Majesty The Queen – as Head of the Commonwealth – is thanking inspirational volunteers across the 52 Commonwealth nations for the difference they are making in their communities and beyond. By sharing these stories of…

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Tourism 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ACHIEVES MAJOR EXPOSURE IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FOR CARNIVAL

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA), in collaboration with the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission has just wrapped up a busy week of intense regional promotions for the launch of Antigua’s Carnival 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago. Antigua and Barbuda was among several Caribbean destinations that descended into Trinidad and Tobago to promote their destination product and Carnivals, to the thousands of international and regional visitors taking part in Trinidad’s world-renowned Carnival. Antigua and Barbuda’s presence was hard-hitting in Trinidad and Tobago over the last week, as ABTA’s Regional Marketing Consultant,…

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Columns Rawlston Pompey 

FOLLOW UP- YUGGE FARRELL – TRIBULATIONS OF A TRIAL

The harrowing experiences of fashion model/defendant Yugge Farrell 23, not only speaks to ‘…cruel and inhuman treatment,’ but had also shown a dire need for ‘…redemptive streamlining of the Magistracy.’ The circumstances leading to such experiences, continues to capture the interest of people, thereby saturating news portals and media houses across the region. There are no feelings without compassion and no expressions without consternation over her 21-day confinement to the ‘…160-bed Glenn Mental Hospital. Though the course of action speaks to human infallibility, it also reeks of ‘…prosecutorial and Magisterial…

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Crime & Police 

Bag Snatcher Charged With Larceny

Police arrested and charged 37yr-old Dwight Wynter of Upper Forth Road, over the weekend with larceny. He is accused of stealing a wallet from a Perry Bay woman, while she was walking along Corn Alley, last week Wednesday. The woman was reportedly taking her granddaughter to school, when the accused allegedly walked up behind her and snatched her wallet and escaped. The wallet at the time contained EC550, US150, an Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Card, a Dominican Republic and an Antigua and Barbuda passport, among other documents and items…

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Foreign Affairs 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne In UAE for World Government Summit

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne arrived in Dubai, UAE on Saturday, where he will participate in the World Government Summit – The Climate Project commencing later today.   Prime Minister Browne will first participate in a panel discussion along with the Prime Minister of Dominica the Hon. Roosevelt Skerritt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Marshall Islands, the Hon. John M. Silk and Minister for Climate Change and Environment of the UAE, Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi.  The discussion will surround the theme Extreme Weather and Rising Tides: Preparing for the…

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Crime & Police 

Herberts Man Charged with Cocaine Possession

Police have formally charged 31yr-old Vivian Anderson Christian of Herberts with possession of 164.7grams of cocaine, possession with intent to transfer, being concerned with the supply of a controlled drug, and attempting to export. He was further charged with forgery and uttering. It was reported that he went to FedEx Company on High Street with a package last Wednesday, in an attempt to have the said package shipped to Ontario Canada. However, during a routine inspection of the package, it was discovered that it contained the controlled drugs Cocaine. The…

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Tourism 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MAKES SPLASH AT CARIBBEAN TRAVEL MARKETPLACE IN PUERTO RICO

As the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace came to a close in Puerto Rico today, tourism news from Antigua and Barbuda was a top trending topic. Over the past three days, Executives from the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority met with scores of international tour operators and travel business leaders to discuss happenings, resort updates and conduct business to entice more visitors to holiday in the destination. Additionally, the tourism team hosted a media briefing attended by international media, who were all eager to learn…

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Development Economic Politics 

Caribbean Development Bank Predicts Strong Growth for Antigua and Barbuda

The Caribbean Development Bank has predicted that the Antigua and Barbuda economy would have grown by some 3 percent in 2017.   The announcement was made by Director of Economics at the CDB, Dr. Justin Ram during the Bank’s  annual news conference on Wednesday.  He said that all of CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) including Antigua and Barbuda are expected to contribute to positive movement of the grouping.   This projection was made despite of the devastating effects hurricane Irma and Maria had on some islands, specifically Antigua and Barbuda….

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Health 

Cancer Center Aims Tackles Rise in Cancer Cases in Antigua and Barbuda

With the Port of Spain Declaration in 2007, the political leadership of the Caribbean Community {CARICOM} sought to strengthen the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Declaration called for multisector policies and the strengthening of health systems, among other initiatives, to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean. Globally, the launch of several NCD movement contributed to the United Nations declaration on NCDs in 2011. The NCD movement has led to a global focus on cancers, one of the four main non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  Governments throughout…

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