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Sir Ronald Sanders Meets with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Antigua and Barbuda and Canada took a further step in strengthening relations between the two countries Monday, when Canadian  Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, received Antigua and Barbuda’s non- resident High Commissioner, Sir Ronald Sanders. Sir Ronald presented a letter from Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, to Prime Minister Trudeau. The Antigua and Barbuda High Commissioner and the Prime Minister discussed a number of matters of interest to both countries, including the effects of Climate Change  and Global warming.  Prime Minister Trudeau assured Sir Ronald of the Canadian government’s commitment to working…

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PM Browne hold talks with UAE Leader

Prime Minister  Gaston Browne today held bilateral meeting with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the UAE with both countries pledging to continue working together on a number of strategic areas of mutual interest including renewable energy, tourism, trade, and economic cooperation and matters of international relations. Both countries recognized the need for further strengthening the already close bilateral relations including through the upcoming Expo2020 to be held in the UAE. His Royal Highness welcomed the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Browne for a second…

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Antigua and Barbuda Foreign Min. Charles Fernandez meets with the Dominican Republic Foreign Affairs Minister, Miguel Vargas

The Hon. Charles Fernandez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration on Monday 24 October, 2016 held productive bilateral talks with his Dominican Republic counterpart H.E Miguel Vargas, Minister of External Relations. The two Ministers agreed on a plan to follow up on important cooperation matters proposed by Prime Minister Brown and President Danilo Medina. Minister Fernandez indicated that all efforts will be made to finalize a date for the visit of a team of officials from the Dominican Republic to further develop agreements for trade cooperation and to…

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Prime Minister Browne Meets with Crown Prince of UAE

The Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, who is currently visiting the UAE to attend the first economic forum of Antigua and Barbuda in Dubai, was received by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at Qasr Al Bahr on Monday. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed Prime Minister Browne and discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations, especially in economic, commercial and investment fields. They also reviewed topics of mutual interest.

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UN General Secretary Pays Touching Tribute to Mr. John W. Ashe, President of the 68th Session of the General Assembly

I extend sincere condolences to the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda on the passing of H.E. Ambassador John William Ashe. Ambassador Ashe was based in New York for more than 25 years. During that time, he served in many important positions. He was chairman of negotiations during the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, and chair of the 2004 session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.

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British High Commissioner Statement on EU Referendum Result

The British people have made a clear and robust decision in one of the largest democratic exercises in British history. We had a tremendous turnout – over 33 million people from across the United Kingdom have had their say, with 52% voting in favour of leaving the EU.  This campaign was vigorously contested, as is right and proper for a decision of such magnitude. Now is the time for the United Kingdom to come together. The Prime Minister has been clear: the will of the British people is an instruction…

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Sandals Resorts International Responds to Antigua Gov’t citing “defamatory allegations”

In what has become a heated legal and public discussion between the Antigua & Barbuda Government, Her Majesty’s Opposition and Sandals Resorts International, the latter has accused the former of making defamatory remarks and threatens legal actions. Prime Minister Hon. Gaston Browne and his government has sought to strip Sandals Resorts in Antigua of an apparent lucrative tax break that allows the billion-dollar resort chain to charge a mere 35% of the island’s ABST to its guests. The Prime Minister considers this a matter of grave concern and cites it…

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