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ANTIGUA – Prince Charles visits Barbudans displaced by Irma

ANTIGUA – Prince Charles visits Barbudans displaced by Irma

The Prince of Wales lifted the spirits of staff and pupils at a shelter in Antigua and Barbuda on the first day of his tour of the hurricane-ravaged nation. He was given a red-carpet welcome when he landed on Friday afternoon before being taken to Antigua’s National Technical Training Centre which is serving as a shelter […]

ANTIGUA – Prince Charles to visit the region this week

ANTIGUA – Prince Charles to visit the region this week

Prince Charles will visit Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands and Dominica from November 17 to 19, Clarence House announced Wednesday. The visit comes following the widespread devastation in the region caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. During the tour The Prince of Wales will meet members of the local communities and hear about […]

JAMAICA – UWI Council hears proposal for campus in Antigua and Barbuda

JAMAICA – UWI Council hears proposal for campus in Antigua and Barbuda

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Council, chaired by Chancellor, Robert Bermudez, met in Kingston recently to receive a submission from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda proposing the establishment of the University’s fourth landed campus. The Council heard from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who indicated that ongoing conversations with the government […]

ANTIGUA – Fire leaves 15 jobless

ANTIGUA – Fire leaves 15 jobless

Fifteen people, mostly self-employed, lost their businesses when a fire broke out and burned three buildings in the city during the early morning hours yesterday. Those left jobless operated or worked at Cameo Boutique/Gigi Plaza Store, Valitta’s Salon, and Uprising Barber Shop and Hair and Nail Salon located on Tanner Street and Corn Alley. The […]

United Nations Secretary General visiting hurricane-ravaged islands

United Nations Secretary General visiting hurricane-ravaged islands

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres arrived in Antigua on Saturday as he embarks on a tour of hurricane-ravaged Barbuda and Dominica His first stop was Barbuda, accompanied by Prime Minister Gaston Browne and several other government and United Nations officials. Barbuda was decimated by Hurricane Irma last month, mere days before Dominica suffered a […]

Antigua prepares for influx of Dominicans

Antigua prepares for influx of Dominicans

Antigua says it is anticipating an influx of Dominicans in the wake of catastrophic Hurricane Maria which has decimated that country. Acting Prime Minister, Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin, on Saturday convened a meeting of the sub-committee of Cabinet responsible for managing the planning for natural disasters and their aftermath. Government Chief of Staff Lionel Hurst […]

Antigua PM pulls his pocket to assist Barbuda

Antigua PM pulls his pocket to assist Barbuda

Prime minister Gaston Browne says he has instructed his bankers to make available the sum of EC$100,000 (Bds$74,000) from his personal savings account to assist with the rehabilitation of storm-battered Barbuda. And while expressing confidence that at least three million US dollars could be raised from domestic sources, Browne today made an impassioned appeal to […]

USAID lending assistance to Barbuda

USAID lending assistance to Barbuda

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), is providing assistance to the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda following the recent passage of Hurricane Irma. Working in partnership with Antigua and Barbuda’s Red Cross, the United States Government will provide US$100,000 in […]

Hurricane Irma wreaks major damage in Caribbean

Hurricane Irma wreaks major damage in Caribbean

Hurricane Irma has caused major flooding and damage to buildings on several Caribbean islands, France says. The four “most solid” buildings on the island of Saint Martin have been destroyed, French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb announced. There was still no news of casualties and more damage was possible, he said. The category five hurricane, the […]

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