Community Economic 

Auto distributors call for clarity and fairness

Registered auto distributors in Antigua and Barbuda are expressing concerns which ought not to be taken lightly. Many of these businesses have consistently made invaluable inputs to national development and assisting with providing such things as employment opportunities, sponsorship, and other useful services or resources that have benefitted both individual clients and the general country. For the most part, counter-positions by registered used car dealers have tended to maximize on cost-savings while allowing for cherished freedoms to exist in the car market. The law of supply and demand have been…

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Crime & Police 

All Saints’ Woman Charged for Stealing Phone from Market St. Store, Caught on Camera

Police arrested and charged 39yr-old Marsha Monett Hogan of All Saints on Tuesday, with larceny of one Samsung J2 Prime mobile phone. The accused allegedly stole the phone from a shelf inside China Town Resource Store, located on Market Street, on 31stJanuary. The mobile device, which is valued $1080, is the property of an employee, who apparently placed it on the shelf while she was packing items. The incident made its rounds via social media, after she was caught on CCTV, allegedly putting the phone in her bag. A report…

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Disaster Management Foreign Affairs 

Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay to Visit Antigua on Tuesday Feb. 6

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay will pay a visit to Antigua on Tuesday 6th February 2018. RFA Mounts Bay provided rapid and very effective support during the 2017 hurricane season, delivering much needed humanitarian aid to devastated British Overseas Territories and Dominica after hurricanes Irma and Maria. The UK maintains a year-round naval presence in the Caribbean to provide a rapid response to any emergency in the British Overseas Territories and independent nations of the region. RFA Mounts Bay is currently embarking upon a Wider Regional Engagement…

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Antigua &Barbuda makes splash at Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Puerto Rico

As the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace came to a close in Puerto Rico today, tourism news from Antigua and Barbuda was a top trending topic. Over the past three days, Executives from the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority met with scores of international tour operators and travel business leaders to discuss happenings, resort updates and conduct business to entice more visitors to holiday in the destination. Additionally, the tourism team hosted a media briefing attended by international media, who were all eager to learn…

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Community Youth 

Antigua & Barbuda Red Cross Receives Donation from St. Anthony’s Student

The Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross (ABRC) has received a very timely and welcome donation from 14-year-old St. Antony’s Student, Jayden Noel. Jayden, a youth volunteer, assisted the Red Cross in it Christmas Feeding Programme where the National Society provided meals for over fifty (50) homeless persons. Jayden’s donation to the Red Cross included a Four-burner Stove, Microwave, Can Opener, Food Processor and Hand Mixer. Jayden stated that he was inspired to make the donation to make the food preparation easier for the volunteers who would be involved in the…

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Community Health 

FEATURE: The Incapacitation of a Young Man Who Needs Help

The story of Jevorn Browne To be incapacitated at any age is tragic and heart-wrenching., However, it is even more painful and complex when the one involved is cut down in the prime of his life. A situation such as this has to be extremely difficult for anyone to endure and can lead to depression. Depression is a state of mind and a mental health issue. This condition is characterized by a feeling of hopelessness or dejection and is usually accompanied by emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioral symptoms According to…

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Kidney Transplant Program Continues to Makes History in Antigua & Barbuda

One year after its inception, the Antigua and Barbuda Kidney Transplant Program created history once again after performing another major surgery at the Mount St John’s Medical Center earlier this month. On January 20th, a male patient from the Philippines became the first individual, outside of the United States, to receive a kidney transplant through the global kidney exchange program.  His donor was a female from Brazil. Speaking during a recent press conference, Health and the Environment Minister-Molwyn Joseph announced that the operation was of significant importance to the twin…

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Columns Letter to the Editor 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Beware the Signs of the Times

You were warned Antigua, you were warned that the hostility that is the hallmark of Gaston Browne’s personality was only a preview to the creeping dictator that dwelled within, and now the signs have started to show. The question is, what do we do? Do we ignore the signs; try to convince ourselves that it is no big deal? Are we to be ostriches burying our heads in the sand? Let’s look at two recent incidents, two cases that may seem simple, but have deep significance. The first is the reports…

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Crime & Police 

More Charges for Alleged Bulgarian Fraudster

Martin Dimitrov Dachenski, the Bulgarian man who allegedly hacked into several ATM’s and defrauded a local bank of almost $28,000, was charged with three additional counts of Larceny by police on Wednesday. He is accused of hacking into two separate ATM’s located on High Street and Thames Street, and stole close to $5,000 from one machine, and over $18,000 from another, respectively. He is further accused of hacking into an ATM located at a business place on All Saints Road and stole almost $5,000 from that ATM. These offences occurred…

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Disaster Management 

Barbudans Briefed on Recovery Operations Since Hurricane Irma

The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) has given ample opportunities for Barbuda Council members to obtain information on the operations in Barbuda following Hurricane Irma. Meetings are held at the NODS office where information is shared freely on what is happening on the sister-isle and council members are free to attend. Some council members have attended the meetings while some have not. Director of NODS Philmore Mullin says NODS does not hide any information from councilors and the office does not wish to be drawn into any squabble between…

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