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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 […]

ANTIGUA – Government considering curfew as Hurricane Irma approaches

ANTIGUA – Government considering curfew as Hurricane Irma approaches

The Antigua and Barbuda government has hinted at the possibility of imposing a curfew during the passage of Hurricane Irma expected to impact the island later Tuesday and Wednesday. Speaking after a special Cabinet meeting on Monday night, Prime Minister Gaston Browne that this is to ensure that “persons stay within the safety of their […]

ANTIGUA – Prime Minister Browne wants Chile to back OECS

ANTIGUA – Prime Minister Browne wants Chile to back OECS

ST JOHN’S – Prime Minister Gaston Browne has called on Chile to advocate on behalf of OECS member states for reform of the international financial structure to make it beneficial to small states. He raised the issue during a recent meeting in St. Lucia in which he highlighted structural challenges facing the region in reducing […]

Antigua & Barbuda signs Airbnb agreement

Antigua & Barbuda signs Airbnb agreement

ST JOHN’S – Antigua & Barbuda has joined other Caribbean countries in signing an agreement with AirBnB which will strengthen the tourism sector, according to Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy, Asot Michael said. “The tourism and services industry is continually evolving, and Airbnb is the largest game changer in the accommodation sector,” […]

ANTIGUA – High speed police chases end in crashes, escapes

ANTIGUA – High speed police chases end in crashes, escapes

ST JOHN’S – The police yesterday said they detained a man and a woman following two high speed chase incidents in which the drivers lost control of the vehicles, crashed but managed to escape. The police and defence force personnel were patrolling the Bendals area when they encountered the White Toyota Mark-X car A 46268, […]

ANTIGUA – Visas for Canada

ANTIGUA – Visas for Canada

ST JOHN’S –– Expressions of anxiety, shock, anger and frustration were expressed yesterday as news broke that citizens of Antigua & Barbuda will require visas to travel to Canada as of 5:30 a.m. today. And like many residents, the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) has already blamed the Gaston Browne administration for the negative […]

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