Crime & Police 

Five Brothers in Police Custody for Illegal Drugs, Firearm & Ammunition

Five brothers from Potters are currently in police custody assisting the police with their investigations, after illegal drugs, firearm and ammunition were found at their home. In the early hours of Friday morning, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department and the Rapid Response Unit (RRU), swooped down on the home of a Potters family occupied by 29yr-old Vandross Daawuud and his younger siblings; 25yr-old Jelani Daawuud, 23yr-old Akeem Daawuud, 22yr-old Amir Daawuud and 19yr-old Keeshun Daawuud. Police found one Cobra .380 pistol along with seven matching rounds of ammunition,…

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Health 

Cancer Centre Making Strides

Three years after its opening, the OECS Cancer Centre on Queen Elizabeth Highway has been making great strides on the island and across the region, especially where breast cancer cases are concerned. Medical Director at the renowned facility, Dr. Thomas McGowan, had a conversation with the Ministry of Health and the Environment’s Public Relations Department and a number of positive results were revealed. During the interview at his office on October 19th, on the 2nd anniversary of the day heavy rains caused the northern walls of the facility to crumble,…

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Community Disaster Management 

Antigua & Barbuda Red Cross conducts Barbuda Site Visit with IFRC Regional Director and Governor General

The Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross along with Regional Director of the International Federation of The Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) in the Americas, Walter Cotte, Peter Cuffy, acting Director of the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross (ABRC) Barbuda Branch, Emrick John, Acting Chairperson Barbuda Council The Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams, his wife, Her Excellency Lady Sandra Williams along with other delegates from the IFRC, ABRC and Local Media travelled to Barbuda to conduct site visits. The delegation was flown to the sister isle…

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Sports 

Nike Ranks ABBA Senior Men’s Team in Top 80 Worldwide

In a recent International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Senior Men World ranking presented by Nike, the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association National Senior Men’s Team ranked 76th out of 213 countries. Of the 213 FIBA member countries worldwide, only 149 were ranked in the list presented by Nike. The other countries not ranked have 0 points, and were all positioned with the same rank, after the last country presented. Caribbean countries ranked higher in the list included: Puerto Rico (15), Dominican Republic (17), United States Virgin Islands (51), Bahamas (59), Cuba…

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Politics 

PM Browne a Featured Speaker at Global Citizen Forum in Montenegro

Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne, today begins a two-day engagement in the Balkans, where he is one of the featured speakers at a Global Citizen Forum organized by Armand Arton, Antigua and Barbuda’s Economic Envoy, entrepreneur, philanthropist  and founder of Arton Capital, a leading global financial advisory firm specializing in investor programmes for residency and citizenship. Prime Minister Browne is among international speakers and philanthropists including Cherie Blair, wife of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and founder of the Cherie Blair Women’s Foundation; Her Excellency Jeannette Kagame, First…

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Crime & Police 

‘Armed and Dangerous’ Jamaican National Wanted by Antigua Police

The Police have issued a ‘Wanted Bulletin’ for the immediate arrest of Conroy “Connie” Jones, a Jamaican national who last resided at Bird Road Ottos. Jones is wanted in connection with a wounding incident, which took place on September 16th, at Bird Road Ottos. It is alleged that he armed himself with a cutlass which he used to viciously wound the 27yr-old mother of his children during an altercation. The woman had to be rushed to Mount St. Johns Medical Center with multiple chop wounds about her body and was…

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Crime & Police 

Police Officers at Bolans Police Station to be Relocated

The Police Administration has announced on Wednesday that the officers attached to the Bolans Police Station will be temporarily relocated to the Johnson’s Point Police Station as of Saturday 21st October. This move is to facilitate much needed repair work, which is to be carried out on the building that housed the police station. The general public, especially residents in the southern side of the island, can rest assured that the same level of service will be provided by the men and women attached to this station. Residents can also…

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Community Disaster Management 

Over Two Thousand Family Packets Distributed to Barbudans

Two thousand, one hundred and twelve family packets, containing food and toiletries among other items have been distributed so far to Barbudans who have been affected by Hurricane Irma. The figure has been confirmed by Warehouse Manager at the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) Dion Browne, who says that since the Barbudans were relocated to Antigua, there has been a steady stream of traffic daily at the NODS headquarters on American Road. The items which form part of the aid packets are donated by the government, regional and international…

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CDB Regional News 

CDB President Concludes Meetings in Washington, D.C.

President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, yesterday concluded a visit to Washington, D.C. for the 2017 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The President, accompanied by Vice-President (Operations), Monica La Bennett, attended high-level meetings, met with key stakeholders in the global development community, and held discussions with leaders from regional governments from October 9 to 15, 2017. During the Meetings, recovery and rehabilitation for hurricane-ravaged Caribbean nations emerged as a key theme. The President, who has reaffirmed the Bank’s support…

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Development 

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS

GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING SECOND ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE REHABILITATION PROJECT INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) – United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF)  towards the cost of Road Infrastructural Rehabilitation and Institutional Capacity Building and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.  Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of…

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