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Laws to be strengthen to ensure Nationals have Access to all Beaches in Antigua

During the weekly Cabinet meeting, a decision was made to ensure all Antiguans and Barbudans has the right to ensure the beaches. According to Cabinet notes: “The law governing access to the beaches of Antigua and Barbuda, by citizens seeking to enjoy the nation’s most precious resource, will surely be amended to make it stronger. The current law addresses only public access, but does not make clear that automobiles, buses or other transport ought to be allowed where it is possible. The Cabinet determined that while hotel owners would wish…

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Police report safe carnival weekend

The Police Administration is pleased to report that the 2018 Carnival celebration had no major incidents, serious crime reports or any major traffic collisions. Acting Commissioner of Police Mr. Atlee Rodney wishes to applaud the members of the constabulary, the ABDF and other law enforcement agencies for their efforts in providing a safe environment for organizers and patrons to have a peaceful season. Members of the public must also be commended for partnering with law enforcement by adhering to the rules and regulations of the road, respecting each other’s space…

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More Drugs Found at Post Office in Cereal Boxes

Police Officers from Narcotics and the K-9 Unit whiles on routine patrol at the General Post Office at about 10:30am on Tuesday 19th June, 2018 intercepted a Brown cardboard box containing several boxes of cereals and other dry food items. The cereal  boxes were checked and concealed inside each box were sealed packages each containing plant material resembling the controlled Drug Cannabis weighing a total of 5.75 pounds with an estimated wholesale value of EC $23,000.00. Investigations into the matter is still ongoing.

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National Youth Ambassadors Send Best Wishes to Examination Students

The National Youth Ambassadors of Antigua and Barbuda extend our best of wishes to the students, from both the public and private institutions across the island, who will be sitting the grade six National Assessment on the 6th and 7th June 2018. The Transition from primary to secondary school is a very exciting period. This time indicates that dreams can come true with hard work and perseverance, but this is just the beginning of a beautiful journey. We encourage all students to appreciate the good and the not so go…

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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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PayCab Passenger App is finally here!!!

PayCab, a location-based mobile application inspired by Uber technology is being introduced to Antigua. The new mobile app, created by the Caribbean technological genius of Sherwin Jupiter puts the convenience of safe vehicular mobility and access to islanders in the palm of their hands. It comes as the first official mobile application, since Uber, to be introduced in the Caribbean and creates an avenue for seamless trickle-down empowerment through entrepreneurship. Speaking to the motive behind the technology, mobile app developer Sherwin Jupiter said he has long battled with the nuisances…

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Minister of Barbuda Affairs lauds key players of Roofing Project in Barbuda

The Minister of Barbuda Affairs has commended key partners who continue to play a major role in the roofing project now taking place on the sister island of Barbuda. The commendation came over the weekend (Friday Night) at a special Reception hosted by Hon. Dean Jonas, who is also the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. The event was attended by a number of officials including Mr. li Kunxian and Mr. Feng Hua, representatives from China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges of the Ministry of Commerce of China, Ms.…

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PM Browne tells regional CIP operators not to rest on their laurels

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne has told regional Citizenship by Investment Programme operators that they should not rest on their laurels now that the programmes are highly respected around the world. Prime Minister Browne was speaking at the two-day Caribbean Investment Summit in Saint Kitts and Nevis on Thursday.  The Summit addressed such issues as Hurricane Proof Banking, collaboration, standardization and other issues such as de-risking and cybersecurity. During his presentation Prime Minister Browne noted that the achievements by regional CIP’s including Antigua and Barbuda which was recently ranked number…

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UK and Antiguan experts partner on sustainable marine development

On 19-20 March, a team of UK experts from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) was in Antigua to share their decades of experience in commissioning and reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), which explore the level of environmental risks of any development and allow Government to make informed decisions. The workshop was hosted by the Department of Environment in Antigua and Barbuda, and attended by over 25 stakeholders from Antigua, alongside representatives from Dominica, Grenada and the Organisation of East Caribbean States (OECS). The workshop was organised through…

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