Carnival Crime & Police Uncategorized 

Police report safe carnival weekend

The Police Administration is pleased to report that the 2018 Carnival celebration had no major incidents, serious crime reports or any major traffic collisions. Acting Commissioner of Police Mr. Atlee Rodney wishes to applaud the members of the constabulary, the ABDF and other law enforcement agencies for their efforts in providing a safe environment for organizers and patrons to have a peaceful season. Members of the public must also be commended for partnering with law enforcement by adhering to the rules and regulations of the road, respecting each other’s space…

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Carnival Entertianment 

Festivals Commision Says Observer Media Reports are Fake News

From the office of the Festivals Commission. The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission notes with concern, comments made by the management of the Observer Group of Companies that the Commission has been issued with instructions by the government not to do business with the Observer Group of Companies. This statement is totally false and is not supported by facts. The Commission has never been instructed by any Minister or any member of government on any matter relating to its business and vehemently deny this allegation. For Carnival 2018, the Commission…

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Carnival Charity Community Development Disaster Disaster Management Education 

Aid for Devastated Barbuda school

On 8th May a visit was arranged by the Antigua and Barbuda High Commission to Barbuda with the purpose of presenting a number of necessary items to help the Sir McChesney George Secondary School in Barbuda. As we are all aware, the island was devastated by Hurricane Irma last September. Recovery efforts are on-going and a number of Barbudans are returning home and facing a daunting task of re-settlement given that many properties are roofless and many others completely devastated. Her Excellency Karen-Mae Hill, the Antigua and Barbuda High Commissioner in…

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Carnival Carnival 

Festivals Commission Tweaks new Carnival Schedule

The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission has tweaked its 2018 carnival schedule which was released last weekend.  The new scheduled was released on Saturday at the launch of Carnival 2018 on Independence Avenue following a series of consultations which began in 2016. During a meeting that included Minister for Festivals the Hon. Daryll Matthew, members of the calypso association headed by Eugene Silcott, Soca Monarch chairperson Herbert ‘Burga’ Joseph, Calypso chairperson Dion Simmons, soca artistes Menace, Tian Winter and Claudette Peters and chaired by Festivals Commission Chairperson Maurice Merchant; the grouping addressed…

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Carnival Carnival Culture Entertianment Labour 

Antigua’s Carnival 2018 set to launch this weekend

“Revel in Greatness”, the theme for this year’s Carnival celebration will be unveiled by the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission (ABFC) at the Official Launch of the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival, this weekend. Commencing promptly at 2:00 PM on Saturday 21st, the city will come alive with the sweet sounds of steel pan music at various hot spots around St. John’s. Meanwhile, on Independence Avenue, where the Official Launch will take place, patrons can expect a host of free activities for the family, especially the children, including, bounce castles and…

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