Technology 

Digicel Unwraps the Gift that Keeps On Giving this Xmas

The Gift of TV on the Go gives customers one hour FREE streaming to enjoy their favourite content on With the happiest time of the year just around the corner and everyone getting busy making their Christmas wish lists, Digicel is offering up the ultimate Christmas gift for its customers across the Caribbean and Central America in the form of The Gift that Keeps on Giving them access to stream movie after movie. For this festive season, Digicel asked its customers for their Christmas wish list  – and this year,…

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Community 

Early Christmas at Care Project

It was an early Christmas for the residents and staff of the CARE Project as the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda and a visitor from the North Pole made a courtesy call to the Care Giving Institution on Tuesday for the annual Christmas program. The festivities got underway with a grand opening ceremony with Matron Juliet De Labastide delivering remarks moments after the opening prayer from Pastor Jason Richards of the Lutheran Church and the National Anthem which was rendered by Asha Otto and the Itchy Feet Band. In…

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Technology 

Cable & Wireless Announces John Reid, CEO to Step Down

Cable & Wireless Communications (“C&W”) today announced that John Reid will step down from the position of CEO in early 2018. An announcement on C&W’s incoming CEO will be made in due course, and until that time, Reid will remain in the post and will support the transition to new leadership. Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, parent company of C&W said: “John has been an exceptional leader for us, steering Cable & Wireless through significant changes and transformation; we have valued John’s dedication and energy and wish him the…

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Tourism 

Sandals Resorts Honored at World Travel Awards

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honored with prestigious recognition at the international 24th Annual World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony, held on December 10, 2017 at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam. The Luxury Included® Resort Company collected seven awards in total from the World Travel Awards and World Spa Awards, demonstrating the continued commitment to excellence of the brand and its resorts. “Sandals Resorts International is thrilled to once again be the internationally recognized all-inclusive leader,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals…

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Politics 

Despite Cabinet Ousting in 2017, Asot Announced for 2018 Elections on ABLP Ticket

With Politics there is almost always no guarantees, and what the public is fed is often mere crumbs of any issue as the island heard on Monday that embattled MP, Hon. Asot Micheal will (again) be featured on the Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party ticket for the next elections. Micheal, who is also regarded as a financier of the party, was ousted some time ago from Cabinet and stripped of his Ministerial Portfolios following a brief arrest in London by the UK National Crime Agency in relation to bribes made…

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Politics 

Maria Bird-Browne Wins ABLP St. John’s Rural East Primary

Almost as predicted, Mrs. Maria Bird-Browne – the wife of Prime Minister Hon. Gaston Browne – has secured the nomination of the St. John’s Rural East Constituency Branch following a recent election. Bird-Browne replaces Hon. Lester Bird who held the constituency seat for several years. The primary win means Bird-Browne will be able to contest the seat in the upcoming general elections, predicted to be called soon. In previous media reports, Hon. Lester Bird said he was not consulted about a potential replacement candidate for his seat, far less it being…

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Community Health 

Government to Set Up ‘I am Able’ Commission

Halo Foundation announces initiatives to assist Persons with Disabilities At the closing ceremony of the I Am Able Conference at Government House on Wednesday (December 6th) evening, Health and Environment Minister Molwyn Joseph revealed that he had spoken to the Honourable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, and received the Cabinet’s approval to set up an I am ABLE Commission. The Commission will have an office and a paid full-time staff. It will harness the optimism and ideas that emerged from the Conference and will serve to monitor,…

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Disaster Disaster Management 

Barbuda “Building Back Better Workshop” targets construction industry professionals

In aid of Barbuda crisis recovery efforts, the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will present a technical workshop on Friday 8th December at Halcyon Cove. The workshop is Entitled “Building Back Better: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma”. This capacity building event invites construction industry professionals to gain knowledge of comprehensive information gathered from the Building Damage Assessment (BDA) undertaken in Barbuda during November with support from numerous partners from the public and private sectors from…

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CDB Regional News 

CDB’s urban sector policy to assist with coordinated approach to planning

In the Caribbean, approximately 66 percent of the population reside in urban areas, ranging from 30 percent in Antigua and Barbuda to 84 percent in the Bahamas. The urban sector is a key contributor to economic growth, as cities and towns are hubs for jobs, educational and health facilities and transportation. Recognising the need for a coordinated approach to urban planning, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is developing an Urban Sector Strategy Policy and Operational Guidelines to guide future investment in this sector. As part of the policy development process,…

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Regional News Technology 

DIGICEL Announces New Group CEO

Digicel, the total communications and entertainment provider, today announces the appointment of Mr Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau as Group Chief Executive with effect from February 2018. He will succeed Mr Colm Delves who had signalled to the Board some time ago his intention to step down from his executive role for personal and family reasons.  Mr Delves will remain as a non-executive director of Digicel and will also provide advisory services to the Group. Under Colm’s leadership over the past 13 years, Digicel grew from US$478 million revenues in eight markets…

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