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Culture Regional News 

“V.S. Naipaul, our phenomenal West Indian son” – Sir Hilary Beckles Recalls

V.S. Naipaul, our phenomenal West Indian son, has resigned leaving behind a substantial space our society, that we can only hope would one day be filled again. The passages detailing his passing have been marked with sadness on all sides of the discursive divide of the subject he centred with sensational success—the naked and hidden truths of the post-colonial world. West Indian society was blessed to have produced and unleashed him upon a world much in need of self-liberation. For over half a century the master scribe was magisterial in…

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Culture Development 

ACT Raises Excitement for Jaycees Queen Show Prize Winner

Antigua Computer Technology (ACT), a corporation in Antigua and Barbuda, has not only in the last 29 years, evolved to become the island’s largest and most reliable technology provider but a beacon for community growth and development. The company’s mission is to bring the community into the future through technology by continuously striving to make a positive impact by always extending a helping hand. The Jaycees Queen Show, the longest running pageant in the region once again strives to promote development goals in Millenniums. This year the theme is “Embracing…

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Culture Entertianment 

Festival Commission says Local Media House Published False and Malicious Story

It has come to the attention of the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission, a false and malicious story captioned ‘Over half a million dollars for Machel Montano at Melting Pot’ published by the Antigua Newsroom (ANR) outlet. The ANR false claims are based on what it says “reaching (reached) out to a local promoter to ascertain the possible costs associated with bringing a talent of Montano’s stature.” In other words, it is based on conjecture and not facts. The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission, while it cannot divulge the costs…

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Culture Economic Technology Tourism Uncategorized Youth 

PayCab Passenger App is finally here!!!

PayCab, a location-based mobile application inspired by Uber technology is being introduced to Antigua. The new mobile app, created by the Caribbean technological genius of Sherwin Jupiter puts the convenience of safe vehicular mobility and access to islanders in the palm of their hands. It comes as the first official mobile application, since Uber, to be introduced in the Caribbean and creates an avenue for seamless trickle-down empowerment through entrepreneurship. Speaking to the motive behind the technology, mobile app developer Sherwin Jupiter said he has long battled with the nuisances…

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Community Culture Development Politics Religion 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne Issues an Apology to the Rastafarian Community

Dear Members of the Rastafarian Community Long you suffered; long you endured. Your rejection of being made a slave to the British culture and your refusal to surrender your African heritage made you a threat to the colonial establishment. Rastafari, dreadlocks, ganja, Babylon and Zion made you outcasts and unacceptable. Not because you did wrong, but because you stood up for what you thought was your right. You would not be forced to abandon Africa that lived within you. You would not absorb the customs of those who tore you…

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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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Culture Tourism 

LIAT Team up with Antigua to Promote Carnival

LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has teamed up with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission to promote Antigua Carnival 2018. The airline is reaffirming its partnership with the “Greatest Summer Festival” as they undertook a joint promotion during Trinidad’s 2018 Carnival. LIAT’s Corporate Communications Manager, Shavar Maloney noted that the airline reiterates to its commitment to connect the Caribbean. “As the Caribbean Airline, we see it as part of our purpose to connect the Caribbean and share the rich cultural heritage of our region…

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Culture Development Education Regional News 

HAITI: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed.

The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation in particular that resides at its core, is not expected to be repaid but must be respected. Any nation without a nominal notion of its own making can never comprehend the forces that fashion it origins. Haiti’s Caribbean vision illuminated America’s way out of its colonial darkness. This is the debt President Trump’s America owes Toussaint L’Ouverture’s…

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Culture 

2018 New Year’s Day Cultural Extravaganza Larger and more exciting

Three hundred and sixty-five days have passed and another January 1 is here again. On Monday, 1st January, 2018 we start the cycle once more.  We reminisce on past experiences and vow to find ways to improve and enhance.  We promise to be more engaging and becoming more civic minded by giving even more. However, one thing that will always remain constant is our party spirit and our ability to celebrate despite social or economic circumstances.  Music and food is all that is needed to get the party started. The…

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Community Culture Education 

Joanne C. Hillhouse’s Dolphin, the Arctic Seal, Returns to Antigua & Barbuda in an Inspiring Children’s Book

Author,  editor, and writing coach Joanne C. Hillhouse releases her latest children’s book, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure. Beautifully illustrated by Trinidadian artist Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, Lost! is inspired by the story of an Arctic seal which found itself in the Caribbean seas a few years ago. The book pulls children into a fun adventure about kindness and friendship that will leave them with a greater appreciation of our marine environment. Lost! includes a fun maze which gives children a chance to help the lost seal find his way home. Kirkus…

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