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ANTIGUA: Gov’t senator threatens to drown opposition colleague

ANTIGUA: Gov’t senator threatens to drown opposition colleague

Opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) Senator Damani Tabor says he has reported to the police, a threat made against his life by government Senator Lennox Weston. Tabor, the spokesman for the UPP, has also called on Weston to resign. “We demand that Senator Weston do the honourable thing and resign as any truly honourable legislator […]

ANTIGUA: PM scraps plan for gun factory

ANTIGUA: PM scraps plan for gun factory

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has cancelled plans to give investors permission to construct a gun assembling plant in the country’s proposed Economic Zone. Browne called Observer Radio just after 7 p.m. on Saturday to announce that he had instructed the Attorney General and other Cabinet colleagues to scrap the deal. “I have said to them […]

ANTIGUA – Rice monopoly on hold

ANTIGUA – Rice monopoly on hold

ST JOHN’S – A controversial deal involving the importation and distribution of bulk rice and sugar has been halted on the intervention of Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The Central Marketing Corporation (CMC) was expected to become the sole importer of both commodities through a partnership with a private company, BOAD Aggregates Limited, with which the […]

ANTIGUA: New political party to launch next week

ANTIGUA: New political party to launch next week

A new political party will be launched next week by former member of the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) Joanne Massiah who was ousted two months. Massiah, who is the legislator for the constituency of All Saints East and St Luke, has not disclosed the name of the party that will be launched on Tuesday. […]

ANTIGUA – Dead foetus found on beach

ANTIGUA – Dead foetus found on beach

ST JOHN’S – As police probe yesterday’s disturbing discovery of a dead male foetus — believed to be at about six months gestation — at Crawl Bay, one witness recounted seeing unusual activity on the beach just moments before workers raised an alarm. The source who asked not to be named, reported seeing someone who […]

ANTIGUA – Govt to purchase Deluxe Cinema for $8m

ANTIGUA – Govt to purchase Deluxe Cinema for $8m

ST JOHN’S – For the second time in recent weeks, the government has sought to provide more details about the intended purchase of the Deluxe Cinemas, in the wake of burning questions and strong opposition. During the weekly Cabinet press briefing, on Thursday, Information Minister Melford Nicholas revealed the price of the deal but was […]

ANTIGUA – Brawl lands Caribana chairman in hospital

ANTIGUA – Brawl lands Caribana chairman in hospital

ST JOHN’S – The Chairman of the Caribana Committee, Yannick Beazer, was admitted to Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) over the weekend, after he was beaten and injured at a Pre-Valentine’s event, on Barbuda, late Friday night. Beazer, who arrived in Antigua around 9 am Saturday to seek medical treatment, sustained cuts about his […]

ANTIGUA: Opposition Party Fires Legislator

ANTIGUA: Opposition Party Fires Legislator

One year ago, Joanne Massiah, the parliamentary representative for the All Saints East & St Luke, was among those considering running for the leadership of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP). But on Monday, the UPP announced that it had formally expelled her from the party after months of acrimony that saw her being […]

ANTIGUA – ONDCP makes $2.37m drug bust

ANTIGUA – ONDCP makes $2.37m drug bust

ST JOHN’S – The Office of National Drug Control and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) said that arrests are pending as “persons of interest are being sought” following the seizure of $2.37M worth of drugs in Urlings on Monday. According to a release, the law enforcement agency said it confiscated 26 packages of cannabis weighing […]

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