Resilience Expert: Natural disasters present opportunities for development

Natural disasters present an opportunity for sustainable development, says Professor Mark Pelling of King’s College London. Delivering the 19th William G. Demas Memorial Lecture on May 29 in Grenada, the resilience expert argued that although generally unwelcome, disasters provide focus and momentum to address previously existing development gaps. “Addressing disaster through risk reduction and post-disaster response surfaces unmet development failures that have lain, accumulating over time,” said Pelling. “I want to argue that wherever disaster management work is placed outside everyday development policy and practice there is a missed opportunity for…

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Development Economic Politics 

PM Browne featured Speaker at Caribbean Development Bank event

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne is today the keynote speaker at a panel discussion organized by the Caribbean Development Bank in Grenada that will focus on the topic “Air Transport Competitiveness and Connectivity.” In his letter of invitation to Prime Minister Browne, President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Warren Smith outlined that good air transport connectivity is vital for increased competitiveness. It boosts tourism by joining up the Region to its source markets. It also contributes to growth in the wider economy through the movement of goods and services, as well…

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Minister of Barbuda Affairs lauds key players of Roofing Project in Barbuda

The Minister of Barbuda Affairs has commended key partners who continue to play a major role in the roofing project now taking place on the sister island of Barbuda. The commendation came over the weekend (Friday Night) at a special Reception hosted by Hon. Dean Jonas, who is also the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. The event was attended by a number of officials including Mr. li Kunxian and Mr. Feng Hua, representatives from China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges of the Ministry of Commerce of China, Ms.…

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In view of the need to inculcate ‘…civic-mindedness in the citizenry; …promoting trust in the in the Judiciary and confidence in the criminal justice system,’ framers of the Constitution had inserted among the five ‘…Founding Principles,’ several important clauses. One of which states, ‘…The people of Antigua and Barbuda recognize that the law symbolizes the public conscience; …that every person owes to it an undivided allegiance.’ It further states that the people shall ‘…not limit themselves by any private views of justice or expediency; and that the State is subject…

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Development Regional News Sports 

CDB, UWI partner to boost Caribbean sports industry

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank has approved funding to assist the University of the West Indies (UWI) in fulfilling its mandate to further develop a modern, integrated Faculty of Sport across the UWI System. The project is intended to enhance the Faculty’s capacity for strategic business development planning, in order to increase responsiveness to the needs of the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs), and to advance the Region’s sports industry. It will also support greater gender-equitable access to UWI programmes, especially for male students, and will promote…

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Crime & Police 

Grays Farm Man Wanted for Armed Robbery- Urged to Turn Himself In

Police have issued a wanted bulletin for the immediate arrest of Junior Emanuel, aka “Junie” of Lovelace Road, Grays Farm. He is wanted in connection with an alleged Armed Robbery and an attempted robbery, which took place in St. Johns, Sunday night. It is alleged that he robbed a Pares Village man at gunpoint of EC$300 on Redcliffe Street, around 9:30pm on Sunday. The man had just exited the automated banking machine at ECAB, when the incident occurred. It is further alleged that he attempted to rob a female from…

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Community Education 

Six Antiguan Medical Students Graduate with High Academic Achievements

On Friday, six young Antiguans proudly walked across the stage and accepted their Medical Degrees during a special graduation ceremony which took place at the Court Yard of the Office of the Prime Minister. Family, friends and well-wishers witnessed this event along with specially invited Government and diplomatic officials. Approximately 100 persons attended the ceremony. Directors of proceedings, Dr. Asha Robins and Dr. Preston Goodwin, congratulated the grandaunts on their remarkable achievement and thanked the attendees for their support during the students’ time of study. Special remarks were given by…

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Carnival Charity Community Development Disaster Disaster Management Education 

Aid for Devastated Barbuda school

On 8th May a visit was arranged by the Antigua and Barbuda High Commission to Barbuda with the purpose of presenting a number of necessary items to help the Sir McChesney George Secondary School in Barbuda. As we are all aware, the island was devastated by Hurricane Irma last September. Recovery efforts are on-going and a number of Barbudans are returning home and facing a daunting task of re-settlement given that many properties are roofless and many others completely devastated. Her Excellency Karen-Mae Hill, the Antigua and Barbuda High Commissioner in…

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PM Browne congratulates PM Mottley of Barbados on Landslide election victory

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne on Friday last sent a letter of congratulations to newly elected Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Mottley, calling her victory at the polls, remarkable, historic and a landslide. “This amazing result has certainly exhibited the voice of the electorate, who has stridently spoken and has instilled boundless confidence in your leadership,” PM Browne wrote. He also congratulated Prime Minister Mottley on becoming the first female Prime Minister of Barbados.  He noted that this will serve as a quintessential model to young women across the…

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