Immigration 

Immigration Department To Strengthen Border Management

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade is looking at ways to improve the country’s border security protocols in use at the nation’s several ports of entry. To this end, discussions are being held with a representative of Canadian Bank Notes (CBN) on how to make the system, currently being used by immigration officers, more efficient. CBN’s Regional Security Manager for Identification Systems, Emilie Capowshi, is in St John’s meeting with officials of the department to discuss their concerns. Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade Minister. E.P Chet Greene, met…

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CARICOM Immigration 

CARICOM Presses Ahead with Training for Immigration Officers

Approximately fifty immigration officers are to be trained in Saint Lucia this week on issues related to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the free movement of skilled CARICOM nationals.  This is part of a series of training workshops facilitated by the CARICOM Secretariat which seek to ensure immigration officers are equipped to carry out their duties regarding the free movement of persons. This latest two day activity is scheduled for Thursday and Fridayand is being executed with the assistance of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) CSME and Economic Integration…

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Antigua and Barbuda and Iran formalize Diplomatic Relations

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has formalized diplomatic relations at a meeting on the sidelines of the historical seventieth session of the UN General Assembly.  Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon Charles Fernandez and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, the Hon Mohammad Javad Zarif both agreed that this was the most opportune time to formalize diplomatic relations. Minister Fernandez and Minister Zarif explored areas of mutual cooperation between countries, including the…

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PM Browne engages Antiguans and Barbudans in New York City

BRONX, New York – USA – September 30, 2015. ……Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Browne engaged more than two hundred (200) nationals living in the New York Diaspora at a townhall meeting Tuesday evening. The near 4-hour event at the Crawford United Methodist Church in the Bronx gave the Prime Minister an opportunity to engage nationals on matters of interest and provided them with updates on the state of the country’s economy.

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Foreign Affairs Immigration Politics 

Charles Max Fernandez is now Minister of Immigration

The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda was today  Thursday 27th August informed by the Prime Minister that from the 26th day of August 2015, the Honourable Charles Max Fernandez is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration. He succeeds the Honourable Steadroy Benjamin, Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Legal Affairs, Public Safety and Labour, who has insisted that he be relieved of the Immigration portfolio. 

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Antigua and Barbuda officially opens new airport terminal

The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has opened one of the most modern international airports in the Caribbean.  The 23,000 square meters new terminal for the destination, more than doubles the capacity of the adjacent previous terminal, making way for an increase in passenger use of the V.C. Bird International Airport as an all important airline hub, and the  largest gateway to the Eastern Caribbean.

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