Community Disaster Management 

Two hundred roofs repaired on Barbuda

Two hundred homes on the sister-isle Barbuda with damage ranging from levels 1 to 3 have had their roofs repaired so far. That’s according to Operations Officer for the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC), Major Alando Michael. Major Michael notes that presently there are ten contractors on the ground and it is anticipated that another 40 homes will be completed in the next two weeks. According to Major Michael, the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) received building materials on Friday with more expected over the coming week. So far,…

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Community Culture Development Politics Religion 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne Issues an Apology to the Rastafarian Community

Dear Members of the Rastafarian Community Long you suffered; long you endured. Your rejection of being made a slave to the British culture and your refusal to surrender your African heritage made you a threat to the colonial establishment. Rastafari, dreadlocks, ganja, Babylon and Zion made you outcasts and unacceptable. Not because you did wrong, but because you stood up for what you thought was your right. You would not be forced to abandon Africa that lived within you. You would not absorb the customs of those who tore you…

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Crime & Police 

TWO CHARGED WITH JEFFERS’ MURDER

Police have so far charged two people in connection with the murder of 31 year old Kemmoy Jeffers of Fort Road. Clarence Ira Thomas, 63 years and 29 year old Raeleen Whynn both of Upper Fort Road, were jointly charged on Monday with murder. Immediately following the incident, they were both arrested and taken into custody. Police are still in search of a third person in that of Earlsfield James, also of upper Fort Road in connection with the said murder. They are expected before the Court (today) Tuesday.

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