NODS Producers Preliminary Barbuda Report

The National Office of Disaster Services has issued a “preliminary report on Barbuda Hurricane Irma finances” today. The report details a list of both income from donations and government injection along with the expenses associated with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. According to the report just over 22 million dollars account for total resources. While approximately 21 million spent on expenses. The preliminary report is said to be an account of spending relating to Barbuda following Hurricane Irma, ending April 30.

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National Youth Ambassadors Send Best Wishes to Examination Students

The National Youth Ambassadors of Antigua and Barbuda extend our best of wishes to the students, from both the public and private institutions across the island, who will be sitting the grade six National Assessment on the 6th and 7th June 2018. The Transition from primary to secondary school is a very exciting period. This time indicates that dreams can come true with hard work and perseverance, but this is just the beginning of a beautiful journey. We encourage all students to appreciate the good and the not so go…

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Crime & Police Legal 

National Security Minister Meets with Prison and GARD Officials

The rehabilitation of inmates is one of the key programs being focused on by the Minister of National Security the Hon. Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin as he seeks to bring all stakeholders together in order to achieve a desired goal. On Tuesday, the Minister met with Executive Director of the GARD Centre along with members of the Community Development Center and representatives from Her Majesty’s Prison. Executive Director of the GARD Centre, Roberta Williams, stressed the need for more awareness about the re-entry program that is being managed by her organization.…

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Antigua and Barbuda first CARIBBEAN country to ratify Convention against racism and intolerance

Antigua and Barbuda is the first Caribbean country and the third nation in the Western Hemisphere to ratify the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Forms of Intolerance. The Instrument of Ratification, signed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne, was presented by Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, to Secretary-General Luis Almagro at a ceremony at the OAS headquarters in Washington, DC this morning. In presenting the Instrument for deposit, Ambassador Sanders observed that “the Gaston Browne administration is in the…

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Development Politics Uncategorized 

Government Paves the way for Further Economic Development with the China Belt and Road Initiative

Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Browne, on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The People’s Republic of China on cooperation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and Silk Road Initiative. The MOU between the two countries, is of an historic nature as Antigua and Barbuda is the first country in the OECS to benefit from such an initiative. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, China’s Ambassador His Excellency Wang Xianmin and wife and headed the table for the ceremonial signing and exchange of remarks. PM Browne, during his address at…

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Culture Economic Technology Tourism Uncategorized Youth 

PayCab Passenger App is finally here!!!

PayCab, a location-based mobile application inspired by Uber technology is being introduced to Antigua. The new mobile app, created by the Caribbean technological genius of Sherwin Jupiter puts the convenience of safe vehicular mobility and access to islanders in the palm of their hands. It comes as the first official mobile application, since Uber, to be introduced in the Caribbean and creates an avenue for seamless trickle-down empowerment through entrepreneurship. Speaking to the motive behind the technology, mobile app developer Sherwin Jupiter said he has long battled with the nuisances…

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