Economic Foreign Affairs Politics 

Austria and Antigua and Barbuda to forge closer relations

The Government of Austria has expressed an interest in cooperating with Antigua and Barbuda in the areas of Tourism and diplomatic training.   This was conveyed to Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne during a visit to Antigua and Barbuda by Her Excellency Marianne Feldman, Ambassador of Austria to the Eastern Caribbean.   In his response, Prime Minister Browne reaffirmed Antigua and Barbuda’s full commitment to cooperating with the Austrian Government. He further made a request to the Ambassador of Austria to consider opening an Embassy in Antigua and Barbuda.…

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Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda Government and UNICEF sign agreement

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda and UNICEF today signed a Basic Cooperation Agreement (BCA) that forms the basis of the UN children agency’s development cooperation in the country. Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Charles Fernandez signed on behalf of Antigua and Barbuda while UNICEF’s new Representative to the Eastern Caribbean Area, Dr Aloys Kamuragiye, signed on behalf of UNICEF. The BCA outlines in detail the terms and conditions of the cooperation between the Government and UNICEF. It also agrees on the basic principles of planning and implementation of programmes…

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Business Development Economic Foreign Affairs Tourism 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne Welcomes Marriott Courtyard to Antigua and Barbuda

Marriott Courtyard, one of the best-recognized business hotel brands, announced on Tuesday at a ceremony in Dubai, the construction of a Marriott Courtyard Antigua at the V.C. Bird International Airport. Once constructed, the hotel will offer 125 guest-rooms, meeting and conference facilities, high-end restaurant, casino and surrounding leisure facilities.   Prime Minister Browne who was at the ceremony at the Sunset Lounge, Al Qasr Hotel in Dubai, said that the Marriott Courtyard hotel is the perfect complement to his Government’s plan to transform Antigua and Barbuda into an economic powerhouse within the…

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Climate Change Development Economic Environment Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda and UAE to collaborate on Green Barbuda Project

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne, who is on a visit to the United Arab Emirates, on Monday held a bilateral discussion with His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the United Arab Emirates   During the meeting, Minister Al Zeyoudi thanked Prime Minister Browne for his participation in the World Government Summit, and offered his concern to the Government and People of Antigua and Barbuda regarding the devastation caused by hurricane Irma.   Prime Minister Browne thanked Minister Al Zeyoudi for his…

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Foreign Affairs 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne In UAE for World Government Summit

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne arrived in Dubai, UAE on Saturday, where he will participate in the World Government Summit – The Climate Project commencing later today.   Prime Minister Browne will first participate in a panel discussion along with the Prime Minister of Dominica the Hon. Roosevelt Skerritt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Marshall Islands, the Hon. John M. Silk and Minister for Climate Change and Environment of the UAE, Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi.  The discussion will surround the theme Extreme Weather and Rising Tides: Preparing for the…

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Disaster Management Foreign Affairs 

Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay to Visit Antigua on Tuesday Feb. 6

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay will pay a visit to Antigua on Tuesday 6th February 2018. RFA Mounts Bay provided rapid and very effective support during the 2017 hurricane season, delivering much needed humanitarian aid to devastated British Overseas Territories and Dominica after hurricanes Irma and Maria. The UK maintains a year-round naval presence in the Caribbean to provide a rapid response to any emergency in the British Overseas Territories and independent nations of the region. RFA Mounts Bay is currently embarking upon a Wider Regional Engagement…

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Development Disaster Disaster Management Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda and the Russian Federation sign agreement for financial assistance to Barbuda Recovery

The Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the Russian Federation, on Tuesday signed a Direct Funding Arrangement for humanitarian financial assistance, to assist in the rebuilding effort in Barbuda which was destroyed by Hurricane Irma Under the agreement, the Government of the Russian Federation will provide USD $200, 000 to finance activities aimed at the recovery of Barbuda. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Charles Fernandez, who signed the agreement on behalf of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, thanked the Government of the Russian Federation for the significant contribution towards…

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CARICOM Foreign Affairs 

Minister Fernandez optimistic on CARICOM-China relations

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Immigration, the Honourable H. Charles has outlined that he is optimistic on CARICOM-China relations following a meeting between his fellow CARICOM Foreign Ministers and His Excellency Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, on the margins of the CELAC-China forum in Chile earlier this week. During the deliberations, Minister Fernandez thanked Minister Wang Yi for China’s support to Antigua and Barbuda since the establishment of diplomatic relations between both countries. The relationship has brought numerous economic and social development…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

Antigua and Barbuda participates in 2nd Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CELAC-China Forum

Antigua and Barbuda’s  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Immigration the Honourable H. Charles Fernandez, on Monday participated in the 2nd Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CELAC-China Forum.  The historic meeting took place in Santiago, Chile under the theme “Working for more development, innovation and cooperation for our Peoples”.   The meeting sought to further enhance cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and countries within Latin America and the Caribbean through the “Belt and Road Initiative” a vision of President Xi Jinping.   Minister Fernandez in his opening remarks stated…

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Foreign Affairs Regional News 

Dominican Republic to open embassy in Antigua and Barbuda

The Government of the Dominican Republic has announced that it will be opening an embassy in Antigua and Barbuda in 2018.   This was revealed during bilateral discussions held between the Honourable H. Charles Fernandez and his colleague the Honourable Miguel Vargas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, within the margins of the 2nd Meeting of Ministers Foreign Affairs of the CELAC-China Forum in Chile.   According to Minister Fernandez, the discussions held with Minister Vargas were extremely productive, as his government seeks to build stronger alliances with our…

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