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Sports Tourism Youth 

Sandals Foundation Marks Four Years of Swalings School of Soccer Sponsorship

This new school year marks the fourth consecutive year that the Sandals Foundation is sponsoring 15 Antiguan youths to participate in the Swalings School of Soccer year-long programme. The sponsorship ensures that the young people receive full soccer kits, coaching, mentorship and opportunities to compete in local and international tournaments. This year’s sponsorship will bring to 70 the number of children directly impacted by the Sandals Foundation sponsorship. “We approached Sandals Foundation with our proposal to help get children “off the street” and into a structured after school programme and…

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Health Youth 

Dr. Hadeed Engages Camp Girls on Sickle Cell Disease

The Women of Esteem Foundation under the guidance of founder Nikki Phoenix is presently hosting a summer camp for girls aged 7 to 17 called ‘Camp GoGirl’. 120 girls are attending this programme filled to the brim with activities, fun, and learning. Dr. Edda Hadeed, Pediatrician and President of The Antigua and Barbuda Sickle Cell Association, visited the girls for a class about Sickle Cell Disease. The session started with teacher Mrs. Nicholas reading out the book “My friend Jen: a little different” – a picture book written by a…

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Business Community Technology Youth 

ACT Gives a Second Chance

We all deserve a second chance, more so, young persons who have encountered issues with the law. The Second Chance Program caters to youth offenders as they reintegrate back into society. With their SPARKS outline (Special People Achieve Reform Knowledge and Self-Acceptance), the program strives to prevent reoffending. The vision of the Second Chance Program is to create opportunities for people to transform their own lives, by fostering behavioral changes. This ties in with ACT’s mandate of bringing the community into the future. ACT will partner with the non-government organization…

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Development Technology Youth 

ACT Partners with the Nolan Hue Foundation to Promote Professional Development in Youth

“Youth of Substance, Impacting Through Action,” an impactful theme for an insightful retreat. In its 3rd year, the Nolan Hue Foundation once again strives to promote professional development of youth in Antigua and Barbuda. This year it goes even further with its partnership with ACT, the island’s most significant technology provider. 25 future leaders aged 18 – 25, experienced a dynamic weekend at the Jolly Beach Resort from July 20th – 22nd, all with the focus of growth and progress. The Nolan Hue Youth Empowerment Retreat (NH YER) is only…

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Education Youth 

Princess Margaret Secondary School third former Devon Samuel Cops Coveted Prime Minister Award for Excellence

Deron Samuel, a third form student of the Princess Margaret School (PMS), who is already on the path to academic greatness is the recipient of the Prime Minister Award for Excellence. Deron received the award in recognition of his hard work and dedication to achieving high academic grades while maintaining notable involvement in extracurricular activities such as the school’s steel orchestra and a performer in the PMS’s Serenades. Princess Margaret Secondary School recently held their annual prize giving academic ceremony at the multipurpose center where the historic school awarded students…

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Culture Economic Technology Tourism Uncategorized Youth 

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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Development Youth 

Antigua Represented at the 11th Commonwealth Youth Forum in London

The recently-held Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London was not only inundated with high level meetings and bilateral meetings, but also saw proactive and engaging Youth-Focused meetings and concrete action plans. Antigua’s Youth presence was felt during the Commonwealth HOG when President of the National Youth Council of Antigua and Barbuda, Ms. Russhell Ellis, and member of the National Youth Council, Mr. Vere Aaron, travelled to London from 15th – 18th April, 2018, to attend the prestigious 11th Commonwealth Youth Forum. They went with the aim of ensuring that the concerns…

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Youth 

Kiwanis Commemorates April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

The Kiwanis Club of St. John’s Antigua commemorates April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Child abuse and neglect are not foreign concepts in Antigua and Barbuda. In fact, child abuse and neglect is a problem occurring in every community across our twin-island nation. Child abuse and neglect appear in many forms, including, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Yet, the subject of child abuse and neglect is often a taboo subject. Child abuse and neglect can be prevented by raising public awareness. According to the Hague (2017), “Child abuse and…

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Crime & Police Youth 

14 Yearold Missing Since Wednesday- Police seeks help

The Police and the family of 14 year old Brittany Skerritt of Briggins is seeking the public’s help in locating her. Brittany is a second form student of the Princess Margaret School and was last seen leaving home around 6:20 a.m on Wednesday. She was dressed in a blue blouse with a pair of long blue jeans and pink slippers. She is described as slim built with brown complexion and is approximately 5 feet 4 inches in height with short natural hair. Anyone with information as to her whereabouts is…

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Community Youth 

Antigua & Barbuda Red Cross Receives Donation from St. Anthony’s Student

The Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross (ABRC) has received a very timely and welcome donation from 14-year-old St. Antony’s Student, Jayden Noel. Jayden, a youth volunteer, assisted the Red Cross in it Christmas Feeding Programme where the National Society provided meals for over fifty (50) homeless persons. Jayden’s donation to the Red Cross included a Four-burner Stove, Microwave, Can Opener, Food Processor and Hand Mixer. Jayden stated that he was inspired to make the donation to make the food preparation easier for the volunteers who would be involved in the…

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