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Local Small Businesses Get Big Boost Ahead of the Holiday Season with Axcel Finance

Axcel Finance, the leading regional microfinance institution in the Caribbean, has developed a double benefit offer for Small and MicroEnterprises .This special MicroBiz loan offer is designed to help them make purchases to restock their business for the busy holiday season, and at the same time they can win a 10% cashback on the value of the loan. The Offer has been dubbed the “STOCK-UP LOAN PROMOTION” and is valid for a limited 30 day period. “Christmas is the busiest and most lucrative season for small business in the country….

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Conservationists Excited to Find Surviving Barbuda Warblers on Devastated Island

On Wednesday, September 6, Hurricane Irma engulfed the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda with 185 mph winds, leaving most of the population homeless and a landscape ravaged by wind and surging waves. Since the storm passed, the Caribbean birding community has been increasingly anxious about one bird in particular: the endemic Barbuda Warbler, a Near Threatened Species. Had this charming little bird survived the storm? Well, at last there is some good news. BirdsCaribbean is delighted to report that, during a one-day survey trip to Barbuda on September 22, a…

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Jamaican, Kenroy Simpson, Gunned Down in Open Cedar Grove Pasture

Police are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident at Cedar Grove that left a 26yr old man dead. Around 5:40am on Wednesday, the body of Kenroy Simpson, a Jamaican national residing at Cedar Grove, was discovered dead in an open pasture, with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds to his body. Shortly after 1:00 am on Wednesday, the police received a call and responded to a report of an alleged robbery and kidnapping at his home in Cedar Grove. It was reported that four men wearing masks, and…

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Disaster Management Uncategorized 

BREAKING NEWS: Government’s relief assistance arrives in Antigua

The first of three Amerijet Cargo planes, with over 120, 000 pounds of hurricane relief for Barbuda arrived on Antigua on Friday from Miami. Consul General for Antigua and Barbuda in Miami, Gilbert Boustany who arranged the shipment of items that included water, plywood, nails, lanterns, flashlights, cots, fans, tarpaulin and can foods, said that the items were sourced with funds secured by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the generous contributions of Mr. Martin Franklyn and Coleman (The Outdoor Company) in the United States. “With the kind assistance…

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20 Photos That Show Just How Bad Hurricane Irma Really Is

The Hotel Mercure in Marigot, Saint Martin, is left in ruins following an impact from Hurricane Irma. Damaged books and debris is sprawled throughout the streets of Marigot, Saint Martin. People pick up debris as Hurricane Irma howls past in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday. Smoke rises from a fire amid debris and damaged buildings in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the French island of Saint Martin on Wednesday. Cars are left piled on top of one another at the Hotel Mercure in Marigot, Saint Martin. A car... Read More
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Barbuda Relief Alliance Donation Notice

  To Whom It May Concern: Our family is experiencing great hardship after the devastation left by Hurricane Irma. 90% of the buildings and other infrastructure on the island of Barbuda are destroyed. 1600 of the island’s residents are currently homeless, as Barbuda has been declared uninhabitable.  A mandatory evacuation notice is in place for the island to Antigua ahead of the threat of Hurricane Jose. The catastrophic storm has left many people without shelter, food, water and basic human necessities. Now more than ever we must become active and…

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Hurricane Jose 5pm update. Winds are at 120mph

Hurricane Jose 5pm update. Winds are at 120mph ======================= At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 15.5 North, longitude 52.4 West. Jose is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph (30 km/h). The hurricane is expected to continue on this heading with a slight decrease in forward speed during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Jose is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening is…

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Crime & Police Uncategorized 

Police Addresses Video on Social Media, Says Officers Did Well To Restrain Themselves

The Administration within the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda is aware of an amateur video that has been making its rounds on social media. The video is depicting members of the police force effecting an arrest of a female at the Antigua Commercial Bank at Thames and St. Mary’s Streets. The police were summoned to the bank to render assistance, as a result of a report made of her behaviour inside the bank. This is one of many instances, where the police was summoned to the said bank,…

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