Development 

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS

GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING SECOND ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE REHABILITATION PROJECT INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) – United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF)  towards the cost of Road Infrastructural Rehabilitation and Institutional Capacity Building and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.  Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of…

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Development Foreign Affairs 

PM Browne Confers with Moroccan Ambassador

Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne received the representative of Morocco, Ambassador Abderrahim Kadmiri, among a series of diplomatic appointments Monday. Ambassador Kadmiri brought a message of sympathy and solidarity from King Mohammed VI regarding the passage of the recent storms, and the assurance that Morocco would do what it can to assist with relief and recovery. Regarding recovery, Ambassador Kadmiri explained that, on the instructions of King Mohammed VI, the Government of Morocco had dispatched a C-130 cargo plane with relief supplies to the disaster area. This plane was off-loaded…

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CDB Climate Change Development Economic Environment Utilities 

GOAB Request for Expression of Interest

GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA STREET LIGHT RETROFITTING PROJECT CLIMATE RISK SCREENING REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of Street Light Retrofitting and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.  Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOAB and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the…

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Development Disaster Management Economic Politics Regional News 

ECCB Distributes EC$1M Grants to two Member Countries Impacted by Hurricane Irma

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is standing firmly with its member countries that have been impacted by Hurricane Irma. The Bank has disbursed a grant of EC$1 million each to the Governments of Anguilla and Antigua and Barbuda to support relief and early recovery. A delegation from the ECCB visited Anguilla on September 13 in solidarity and support. The delegation, which included the ECCB Monetary Council Member for St Kitts and Nevis, Prime Minister the Honourable Dr Timothy Harris and Governor Timothy N. J. Antoine, met with Chief Minister…

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Development Disaster Management 

Some Barbudans to Receive ‘All Clear’ to Return Home, Rebuild Soon – NODS

Some residents from the sister island of Barbuda will be allowed to move back home in short order to commence the rebuilding process. The assurance comes from Director of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) Philmore Mullin. According to Mullin, the all clear for Council workers will be given once the Central Board of Health (CBH) and the National Solid Waste Management Authority are satisfied that the island is once again sufficiently habitable on a limited scale. Both organizations last week initiated a rigorous clean-up effort to rid the…

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Development Economic 

Tank Expansion Project Augers Well for the Continued Economic Development of the Country – Asot

Thursday August 31st has been heralded as a “great day in the Energy Sector of Antigua and Barbuda”. So says Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy, The Hon. Asot A. Michael on the occasion of the tank hand-over ceremony at the West Indies Oil Company Ltd. It was in January 2016 that the sod was turned at the location where now stands the completed 3 new tanks which have increased the petroleum storage capacity of WIOC by 40%. According to the Hon. Minister of Tourism and Energy, today’s…

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Business Development Economic 

DCA Permission Granted For Enabling Works Callaloo Cay Prepares For Phase One

Principals of Callaloo Cay will host an intimate event to signal the commencement of work on their project at Morris Bay, Old Road on Tuesday 28th February.  Pre-construction work will begin on the first phase of the multi-phase project. Callaloo Cay’s Senior Vice President of Business Development Mr. Dawood Shah says the milestone moment is one that is anticipated with extreme joy. “For the last two years, we have done everything required to fulfil the law of the land, to work with the community, and to ensure that the environment…

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Development 

Over 14,000 streetlights in Antigua & Barbuda to be replaced with LEDs

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is set to replace that country’s existing streetlights with energy-efficient LED lights. This is being done through funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The project, which was launched on February 9, 2017, at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, will see over 14,000 high pressure sodium and mercury vapour lamps being replaced by the end of 2018. “The government has set a target to reduce the energy consumption of government facilities by 30 percent by the year 2025. It’s therefore our intention…

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Development 

CDB Announces £13.9mn Road Rehabilitation Project Launch in Antigua and Barbuda

On Thursday, February 9, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda officially launched a road rehabilitation project to upgrade the Sir George Walter Highway and Friars Hill Road. The project is being funded through a grant of GBP13.9 million from the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF), which is administered by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The launch was held at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda. Speaking at the event, Prime Minster of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne, noted that the road rehabilitation project is…

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Development Youth 

Award-winning Sandals Manager says training staff no longer optional

The importance of training and developing human resources for the hospitality sector cannot be taken for granted, and is a key requirement for the success of the industry, not just in Antigua and Barbuda, but throughout the world. This from Matara Murphy, the training and development manager at Sandals Grande Antigua, who received the Tourism Management Award at the National Youth Awards on February 5, 2017. “At Sandals, we have set up the Sandals Corporate University (SCU) which not only allows us to assist staff in obtaining industry-recognised certification, but…

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