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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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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Community Disaster Management 

Antigua & Barbuda Red Cross Partners to Conduct Shelter Aid Assessment in Barbuda

To ensure that aid is distributed in an effective and impactful way, The Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross (ABRC) partnered with Shelter Box, an organization that believes in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital, The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), The Barbuda Council and members of the Barbudan Community to conduct a Shelter Aid Assessment in Barbuda. The main objective of the assessment, which took place from the 7th – 8th of October, was to identify and mark…

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Community Religion 

Antigua & Barbuda Gospel Artist Unite for Relief Song

Gospel Artistes in Antigua and Barbuda have come together to do a tribute song dedicated to their brothers and sisters in Barbuda and other Caribbean islands who have been affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. “We In This Thing Together” was written and produced by Billboard chart topping and multi-award winning gospel artist Sherwin Gardner and recorded At Cadence Fire Studio in Antigua. “Our islands love music, and this is a great way to bring our people together. We are going to be sending this song to the various radio…

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Community Health 

Judges Hill Community Clinic Open and Ready to Serve

It’s official! The Judges Hill Community Clinic is equipped and ready to serve as the medical facility was officially commissioned on Thursday with pomp and style during an official opening ceremony east of the New Winthorpes Primary School. With hundreds in attendance, including villagers, well-wishers and a number of high-level government officials and dignitaries, the long-awaited dedication ceremony brought joy and delight to a community that had been without a health clinic since 2007. Applauses and shouts of victory filled the evening skies when the ribbon was officially cut by…

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Community Health 

CIBC First Caribbean’s Walk for the Cure Now October 28

Every Friday the staff of CIBC FirstCaribbean will be hosting events at both branches to invite customers and friends to join the bank’s Walk for the Cure. Now in its sixth year, organisers were expecting more participation than in previous years. However, the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria forced the organisers to postpone the annual event from 7th October to 28th October. Country Manager, Glen Smith said that with the disruption of life due to the hurricanes in September, people lost focus and it was necessary to re-boot. “CIBC…

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Community Health 

Workshop addresses Breastfeeding Issues

Health experts are stressing the importance of exclusive breastfeeding in Antigua and Barbuda. The point was made at a workshop held at Mount St. John’s Medical Center last Friday. Chairperson of the Breastfeeding Committee, Samantha Moitt, said that the Breastfeeding Committee is responsible for protecting, supporting and promoting breastfeeding. She said that the theme this year is, “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together.” “It reminds us that to be successful in our breastfeeding community, we all have to play a part and that part extends beyond the healthcare realm,” Ms. Moitt declared. The…

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Community Disaster Management 

Barbuda Council meets with Hurricane Response Committee

As long as the State of Emergency exists on Barbuda, all persons traveling to and from Barbuda to clean up or repair their homes or to participate in the general restoration and rebuilding process do not have to pay transport fees. This was declared by Health and Environment Minister Molwyn Joseph on Monday (October 2nd, 2017) at a special meeting attended by members of the Barbuda Council and the Hurricane Response National Coordinating Committee. Five of nine elected members of the Council, representing both the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party…

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Community Disaster Management Environment Housing Safety 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES FOR HOMEOWNERS IN BARBUDA

Subsequent to the lifting of the mandatory evacuation order for Barbuda, many Barbudans are expected to return to the island. While it is the right of Barbudans to return to their community, the Ministry of Health & the Environment is cautioning the returning residents to appreciate that basic medical and utility services are still at a minimum and that every effort must be made to minimize the health and safety risks that are often associated with hazardous conditions associated with the passing of a hurricane. The Ministry is also advising…

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Community Education Entertianment Literature 

Logos Hope Coming to Antigua

Logos Hope will soon arrive in St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda and be opened to the public from October 5th through October 15th at Nevis Street Pier. This unique vessel with international crewmembers offers exclusive onboard events for people of all ages, in addition to its array of quality, affordable books. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the crew in the book fair and the events on the ship! Guests can experience unique cultures and hear stories from people representing many nations around the world. All events have…

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