Foreign Affairs Politics 

Indian Ambassador Presents Extradition Documents

 The Indian Government dispatched Ambassador Manpreet Vohra to Antigua and Barbuda to follow-up on the request by the Government of India for the extradition of Mr. Mehul Choksi, the CIP citizen of Antigua and Barbuda who is wanted by law enforcement authorities in India on fraud charges. Ambassador Vohra flew into VC Bird on Friday afternoon, August 3, 2018, and proceeded immediately to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he held a meeting with Foreign Minister E.P. Chet Greene and his team. He was accompanied by High Commissioner Venkatachalan Mahalingam,…

Read More
Foreign Affairs Politics 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne Stands in Solidarity with the People and Government of Venezuela

Prime Minister Gaston Browne held bilateral and diplomatic talks with South American ally the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018. The meeting was held as a part of Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry tour of countries across the region. Venezuela Foreign Minister, Chancellor Jorge Arreaza, along with his diplomatic team including Resident Ambassador Carlos Perez, met with PM Browne, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. E. P. Chet Greene and other officials in the Office of the Prime Minister. PM Browne used the opportunity to talk on ways Antigua and Barbuda and Venezuela could strengthen and…

Read More
Foreign Affairs Politics 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne Calls for an Alliance of CIU Jurisdictions to bargain Collectively

Prime Minister Hon. Gaston Browne was in the United Kingdom where he was specifically invited to be the Keynote Speaker at the prestigious Global Investment and Immigration Summit (GIIS) on Thursday June 21st. The two-day Summit brought together High-net Worth Investors, expert immigration agents, global mobility managers, project developers, International Citizenship Experts from the USA, the Caribbean, UK, Ireland, the Mediterranean, among a host of other high-level diplomats and key stakeholders from around the world. The Summit’s Director, Mr. Sam Hussain, in his invitation to the Prime Minister wrote: “We…

Read More
Foreign Affairs Politics Regional News Tragedy 

PM Browne sends Message of Condolence to Cuban President following fatal plane crash

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne has sent a message of condolence to the President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Miguel Diaz-Canel following a plane crash in Santiago de las Vegas on Friday last, minutes after takeoff, killing over 100 passengers. In his letter to President Diaz-Canel, Prime Minister Browne said that the loss of life, especially under circumstances like this, is always painful.  “At this time I wish to express my sincerest condolences to the government and the people of the Republic of Cuba for…

Read More
Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda Participates in the 37th Session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Antigua and Barbuda participated in the 37th Session of the Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean held last weekend in Havana, Cuba under the mantra “Caribbean First”. The membership gathered for the fulfillment of two main objectives, namely consideration of the most pressing economic and social development issues for the countries of the region; and to review the progress made by the Commission. The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration E. P. Chet Greene in making his contribution extended warm greetings from Prime Minister, Hon. Gaston Browne and indicated…

Read More
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…

Read More
Foreign Affairs 

Minister Greene speaks towards harmonization of foreign policy amongst CARICOM Member States6

On 8th May, 2018, Antigua and Barbuda participated in the 21st Meeting of the Council of Community and Foreign Relations (COFCOR) held in Nassau, Bahamas. The Honourable E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration participating in his first COFCOR Meeting remarked on the importance of harmonizing and coordinating the various foreign policy platforms that exist within the CARICOM Member States. Minister Greene stated that the Community must focus on developing strategic foreign policy initiatives that would seek to bring maximum benefits to the people of the Caribbean. Additionally,…

Read More
Foreign Affairs Politics 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WELCOMES NEW MEXICAN AMBASSADOR

His Excellency Oscar Esparza-Vargas, Ambassador of the United Mexican States, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. Ambassador Esparza-Vargas is based in Saint Lucia, and is accredited to the Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Prime Minister Browne welcomed the Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, and expressed his willingness to further cultivate the long-standing diplomatic relations between Antigua and Barbuda and Mexico, which were first established in 1984. He indicated that both countries should seek to…

Read More
Foreign Affairs 

Acting PM, Hon. Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin Meets with New Zealand High Commissioner

New Zealand High Commissioner, Her Excellency Mrs. Jan Henderson, on Thursday paid a farewell visit to the Acting Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin. The Acting Prime Minister welcomed the High Commissioner to the twin island state and thanked her for New Zealand’s contribution of NZ$ 500,000 through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support recovery and rehabilitation in the region following the devastation of Hurricane Irma last September. He continued that New Zealand has enjoyed a long-standing and cordial relationship with Antigua and…

Read More
Foreign Affairs 

Foreign Affairs Minister Proposes a Number of Bilateral Agreements With India

 Foreign Affairs Minister E.P. Chet Greene hosted a high-level meeting with a diplomatic delegation from India, comprising of the Honourable Mr. C.R. Chaudhary, India’s Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, along with the Indian High Commissioner. Minister Greene welcomed the visiting delegation and promptly thanked the Minister for his government’s support of the twin island state following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Minister Greene highlighted the strong diplomatic ties which Antigua and Barbuda has nurtured with India since independence in 1981. In addressing the delegation, Minister…

Read More