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Politics 

PM Meets with Indian High Commissioner On Choksi Fruad Case

On Monday, PM Browne met with the High Commissioner of India H.E. V. Mahalingam  to discuss a possible resolution to the case of Mr. Mehul Choksi, an Indian national who has acquired Antigua and Barbuda nationality through the Citizenship by Investment programme. Mr. Choksi is apparently wanted in India in connection with fraud allegations. High Commissioner Mahalingham flew into Antigua yesterday on the instructions of his Government in order to engage the authorities of Antigua and Barbuda on the Choksi case. The high commissioner explained that Mr. Choksi was accused…

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Development Disaster Management Politics 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne Says BPM Council “Too embarrassed to come” at Post Disaster Aid Ceremony

As the Antigua and Barbuda China- Aid Post-Disaster Roof Restoration Initiative comes to an end, Prime Minister Gaston Browne reaffirmed his commitment to the continued development and reconstruction of Barbuda. The People’s Republic of China was one of the first diplomatic responders to the disaster Barbuda faced after the passage of Hurricane Irma in September 2017. The PRC, through their China Aid, contributed US$2 million towards the repairing rooftops of homes damaged by the hurricane. This contribution was in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Office…

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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…

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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…

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OECS Politics 

PM Browne Celebrated OECS day in St. Lucia for the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority

Prime Minister Gaston Browne is currently in Saint Lucia for the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean Sates (OECS) Heads of Government meeting, where he intends to focus on a number of matters affecting Antigua and Barbuda and the entire OECS. The two-day Heads of Government meeting is expected to focus on Climate Change and resilience, US- Caribbean Relations, a proposed approach to a diplomatic Mission in Canada, approval of the OECS Authority’s budget for the year, and the plan of action among a host of other regional issues the authority…

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Economic Politics Regional News Tourism 

Sandals Responds to Misleading Reports

Press Release. Once more we have noticed attempts to spread misinformation and unsubstantiated claims about Sandals Resorts International, including a totally sensationalized headline regarding a recent statement by Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley. However we are not and have never been deterred by fake news, rather we appreciate the opportunity it gives us to set the record straight. First, we have, and have always had an amicable relationship with Prime Minister Mottley. The Prime Minister is aware that Sandals is completely open to working with her government – as we…

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Development Politics Uncategorized 

Government Paves the way for Further Economic Development with the China Belt and Road Initiative

Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Browne, on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The People’s Republic of China on cooperation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and Silk Road Initiative. The MOU between the two countries, is of an historic nature as Antigua and Barbuda is the first country in the OECS to benefit from such an initiative. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, China’s Ambassador His Excellency Wang Xianmin and wife and headed the table for the ceremonial signing and exchange of remarks. PM Browne, during his address at…

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Development Economic Politics 

PM Browne featured Speaker at Caribbean Development Bank event

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne is today the keynote speaker at a panel discussion organized by the Caribbean Development Bank in Grenada that will focus on the topic “Air Transport Competitiveness and Connectivity.” In his letter of invitation to Prime Minister Browne, President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Warren Smith outlined that good air transport connectivity is vital for increased competitiveness. It boosts tourism by joining up the Region to its source markets. It also contributes to growth in the wider economy through the movement of goods and services, as well…

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Politics 

PM Browne congratulates PM Mottley of Barbados on Landslide election victory

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne on Friday last sent a letter of congratulations to newly elected Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Mottley, calling her victory at the polls, remarkable, historic and a landslide. “This amazing result has certainly exhibited the voice of the electorate, who has stridently spoken and has instilled boundless confidence in your leadership,” PM Browne wrote. He also congratulated Prime Minister Mottley on becoming the first female Prime Minister of Barbados.  He noted that this will serve as a quintessential model to young women across the…

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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…

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