Community Groups Gives Back in Potters

A brief Ceremony was held at the Potters Crèche  to hand over a set of valuable items to the government-run day care facility. The gifts, which included a 49 inch-flat screen television, floor padding, food items and toys, were made possible through the Potters Progressive Society (PPS) which comprises a group of individuals from the Potters community who now resides in the Tri-State area of the United States. Mr. Norman Joseph, who spoke in the absence of Dane Martin on behalf of the group, said that they were again delighted…

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Business Community Technology Youth 

ACT Gives a Second Chance

We all deserve a second chance, more so, young persons who have encountered issues with the law. The Second Chance Program caters to youth offenders as they reintegrate back into society. With their SPARKS outline (Special People Achieve Reform Knowledge and Self-Acceptance), the program strives to prevent reoffending. The vision of the Second Chance Program is to create opportunities for people to transform their own lives, by fostering behavioral changes. This ties in with ACT’s mandate of bringing the community into the future. ACT will partner with the non-government organization…

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CDB Community Development 

Governments moves to develop a Rehabilitation Master Plan for Barbuda

The Government Antigua and Barbuda through the Project Implementation Management Unit (PIMU) is seeking to engage the services of a consultant to assist with the formulation of an economic master plan for the island of Barbuda. Formulation of this master redevelopment plan aims to strengthen capacity for Barbuda to become the driver of a technically, economically feasible, socially inclusive and economically sustainable as well as create wealth an employment for the people of Barbuda. The need for the formulation of this master plan comes as the island is still in…

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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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Community Education 

Six Antiguan Medical Students Graduate with High Academic Achievements

On Friday, six young Antiguans proudly walked across the stage and accepted their Medical Degrees during a special graduation ceremony which took place at the Court Yard of the Office of the Prime Minister. Family, friends and well-wishers witnessed this event along with specially invited Government and diplomatic officials. Approximately 100 persons attended the ceremony. Directors of proceedings, Dr. Asha Robins and Dr. Preston Goodwin, congratulated the grandaunts on their remarkable achievement and thanked the attendees for their support during the students’ time of study. Special remarks were given by…

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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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Community Education 

Sandals Foundation Erects Fence at Buckleys Primary School

Agricultural education at the Buckleys Primary School received much needed support thanks to the Sandals Foundation which has recently erected a 50ft by 50ft fence and gate around an agricultural plot on the school compound which is farmed by students. The project was executed as part of the Sandals Foundation Team Member Support Project, a programme which invites employees at Sandals and Beaches Resorts across the Caribbean to advocate for projects in their communities worthy of receiving funding. Through a competition that was run last year among Sandals Grande Antigua…

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Community Development Foreign Affairs Politics Regional News 

History in the Making- Ambassador Francis – King Frank I – speaks at the OAS Council

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda will report to the Organisation of American States (OAS) on Monday, May 14th on its measures to improve the rights of Rastafarian community. Ambassador to the United States and the OAS, Sir Ronald Sanders, will address the Permanent Council of the OAS on Mondaymorning to advise that the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has apologised to the Rastafarian community for decades of discrimination against them.   He will also inform the Council of other measures that the Government has taken or intends to take to…

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Community Development Disaster Management 

Child-friendly Space Created in Barbuda Shelter

As part of the Post-Irma response and recovery, the Hon. Minister, Ministry of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development, Samantha N. Marshall, commissioned the establishment of a child-friendly space within the shelter through the Directorate of Gender Affairs, Antigua Barbuda. The mural was painted by young Barbudans, art students from the Christ the King High School and local artist, Rhonda Williams. Through collaboration with the Ministry of Social Transformation, UNICEF and other agencies, children within the shelter enjoy a playroom for therapy in addition to continued access to trauma-related psychosocial support services.

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Community Development 

JUMBY BAY Homeowners donate to Clarevue Hospital

The tradition continues for the Jumby Bay Home Owners Association as the group made another timely donation to the Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital via the Jumby Bay Fund on Monday. The donation, which is valued at over forty thousand EC was handed over by Mark Reid, one of the homeowners on the resort island and among the supplies were four fully loaded hospital beds, sheet sets, laptop computers, six chairs, eight plastic storage containers, TV and DVD Combo, twelve privacy screen dividers, two standing fans, and an assorted colors of sharpie…

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