Local News Antigua and Barbuda joins Sustainable Destination Alliance

Antigua and Barbuda joins Sustainable Destination Alliance »

Addressing the needs and the expectations of travelers to Antigua and Barbuda, while ensuring that decisions are made that will impact positively on the tourism industry and maintain the destination’s…

Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Marijuana plants

Canada has warned travelers to the Caribbean to protect themselves from mosquito bites as the spread of the Chikungunya disease continues across the region. »

MIAMI, Aug 17 – The United States Coast Guard on Saturday offloaded approximately 900 pounds of marijuana worth US$800,000 seized from a go-fast boat intercepted close to Haiti. The Coast…

Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Jwala Rambarran - Central Bank Governor (Source: http://cananewsonline.com)

Central bank blocks publication of newspaper article »

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug. 17 – The Central Bank has obtained an injunction that has barred the Newsday newspaper from publishing a story being pursued by the paper’s crime…

Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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JAMAICA-TRANSPORT- Union objects to planned hike in bus fares »

The main union representing government paid workers has warned that an adjustment in the cost of public transportation cannot be accommodated as a wage freeze for public sector workers remains…

Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
His Excellency Dr. Rodney Williams Delivers The Speech From The Throne

First Throne Speech Delivered by New GG »

Madame President and Members of the Senate: Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives: One hundred and eighty years ago, on August 1st 1834, the Antigua Free Press…

Aug 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
PM Guest Speaker Next Chamber of Commerce Forum

PM Guest Speaker Next Chamber of Commerce Forum »

Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Corporate Governance will be the featured guest at a Breakfast Forum hosted by the Antigua and Barbuda Chamber of Commerce…

Aug 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Government secures additional funds for its 500 house in 500 days initiative

Government secures additional funds for its 500 house in 500 days initiative »

Prime Minister Gaston Browne said his government has secured in excess of over $25 million to commence construction of its flagship 500 homes in 500 days initiative. They have also…

Aug 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Antigua and Barbuda joins Sustainable Destination Alliance »

Antigua and Barbuda joins Sustainable Destination Alliance

Addressing the needs and the expectations of travelers to Antigua and Barbuda, while ensuring that decisions are made that will…

Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Canada has warned travelers to the Caribbean to protect themselves from mosquito bites as the spread of the Chikungunya disease continues across the region. »

Marijuana plants

MIAMI, Aug 17 – The United States Coast Guard on Saturday offloaded approximately 900 pounds of marijuana worth US$800,000 seized…

Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Central bank blocks publication of newspaper article »

Jwala Rambarran - Central Bank Governor (Source: http://cananewsonline.com)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug. 17 – The Central Bank has obtained an injunction that has barred the Newsday newspaper…

Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

JAMAICA-TRANSPORT- Union objects to planned hike in bus fares »

JAMAICA-TRANSPORT

The main union representing government paid workers has warned that an adjustment in the cost of public transportation cannot be…

Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

First Throne Speech Delivered by New GG »

His Excellency Dr. Rodney Williams Delivers The Speech From The Throne

Madame President and Members of the Senate: Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives: One hundred and eighty…

Aug 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Politics

Antigua-Barbuda governor general ‘unlawfully’ awarded national honours »

Dame Louise Lake-Tack

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The outgoing governor-general of Antigua and Barbuda, Dame Louise Lake-Tack, committed an unlawful act on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, when, hours before demitting office, she conferred national honours on 19 persons without any authorization under the law, the government said in…

Aug 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Prime Minister Browne Seeks to Void all Nominations and Appointments Conveyed by Former GG »

Prime Minister Browne Seeks to Void all Nominations and Appointments Conveyed by Former GG

The outgoing Governor-General, Dame Louise Lake-Tack, committed an unlawful act on Wednesday afternoon, August 13 2014, when the former representative of the Head of State, hours before demitting office, conferred national honours on 19 persons without any authorization under law. The former Governor-General evidently decided…

Aug 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

CARICOM And Japan To Work Closer »

Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne

Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne has pointed out that space exists to develop trade and Japanese investment in the services industries in the Caribbean such as tourism, financial services and technology when he…

Aug 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

PM Browne Attends CELAC Quartet Meeting With President Of The People’s Republic Of China »

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda & the Hon. Gaston Browne

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne on Saturday left the country for Brazil where he will attend a Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Quartet meeting with President of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Mr. Xi Jinping.…

Jul 30 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

St Vincent PM booed out of own constituency »

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves (C) with two of E.G. Lynch’s children Keino Spring and Shafia London (Photo: I-Witness News SVG)

By Ken Richards KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (WINN) — St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves was booed and jeered in his own constituency, as he tried to pay tribute to a rival and former friend at a funeral service.Gonsalves was greeted with sustained…

Jul 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Technology

A revolution in mobile communication is coming to the Caribbean: Voice over LTE (VoLTE) »

By Camilo CalizDirector of Communication ServicesEricsson Latin America and CaribbeanSAN JOSE, Costa Rica — When people talk about LTE networks, also known as 4G, they…

Aug 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Colombia launches first-ever information technology campaign »

NEW YORK, USA — Proexport Colombia on Wednesday announced the launch of “Colombia Bring IT On,” a major campaign initiative aimed at promoting the growth…

Jul 30 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Caribbean businesses, governments and people could be losing millions to cyber criminals »

Cyber Crime

By James BynoeCEO Caribbean Cyber Security Center WARRENS, Barbados — The Caribbean cyber security center (CCSC) continues to urge the Caribbean region to take the growing…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
World Ukrainian servicemen sit atop an armoured personnel carrier as they are transported to a military base in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk, August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Street battles in eastern Ukraine town kill nine: ministry

Ukrainian forces fought street battles with separatist rebels in the eastern town of Ilovaisk overnight into Wednesday as they sought to isolate rebel strongholds near the Russian border, an Interior Ministry official said. Nine pro-Ukrainian volunteer…

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »
Source: thenews.com.pk

WHO considers new Ebola virus countermeasures

Global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) are meeting to discuss new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak. The meeting is expected to last two days and will decide whether to declare a global…

Aug 8 2014 / Read More »
Source: thisdaylive.com

US planes spot Chibok girls in Nigeria

After about three months of frantic search for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, recent US surveillance flights over northeastern Nigeria showed what appeared to be large groups of girls held together in remote locations, raising hopes among…

Aug 8 2014 / Read More »
News Antigua and Barbuda joins Sustainable Destination Alliance

Antigua and Barbuda joins Sustainable Destination Alliance

Addressing the needs and the expectations of travelers to Antigua and Barbuda, while ensuring that decisions are made that will impact positively on the tourism industry and maintain the destination’s competitiveness within the marketplace will be…

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »
Marijuana plants

Canada has warned travelers to the Caribbean to protect themselves from mosquito bites as the spread of the Chikungunya disease continues across the region.

MIAMI, Aug 17 – The United States Coast Guard on Saturday offloaded approximately 900 pounds of marijuana worth US$800,000 seized from a go-fast boat intercepted close to Haiti. The Coast Guard says the operation began late…

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »
Jwala Rambarran - Central Bank Governor (Source: http://cananewsonline.com)

Central bank blocks publication of newspaper article

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug. 17 – The Central Bank has obtained an injunction that has barred the Newsday newspaper from publishing a story being pursued by the paper’s crime editor. The ex parte injunction was…

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »
Business LIAT reorganises its commercial department

LIAT reorganises its commercial department

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Regional airline LIAT has announced changes to its commercial structure in order to bring a sharper focus on revenue generation.Lloyd Carswell, an internationally experienced chief commercial officer, is being appointed in this…

Aug 16 2014 / Read More »
Another French bank could run afoul of Cuba embargo

Another French bank could run afoul of Cuba embargo

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — After imposing a record fine on French bank BNP Paribas, US authorities are now pursuing another French bank for an alleged violation of US sanctions against several countries, including Cuba.An internal audit…

Aug 7 2014 / Read More »
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Commentary: From the ashes of the Commonwealth Business Council, a bankable institution?

By Sir Ronald SandersAmid the success of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, there has been a troubling development for the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) went into liquidation.  CBC was mandated by a…

Aug 2 2014 / Read More »
Entertainment Grand Pineapple and Sandals Team Members to Represent Antigua in Regional Talent Show

Grand Pineapple and Sandals Team Members to Represent Antigua in Regional Talent Show

Six team members hailing from Grand Pineapple Antigua and Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa will proudly carry the flag of Antigua and Barbuda during the staging of Encore Finals later this year in Jamaica. This…

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »
The six young ladies who took part in this year's Queen of Carnival pageant during an appearance on state television last month.

Former CDC member says Queen Show should be staged during Carnival

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Events Director Natalie Clarke-Meade said there are good arguments that support both sides of the debate on whether or not the Queen of Carnival Show should be removed from the carnival line-up.…

Aug 18 2014 / Read More »
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

How ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ went from in-joke to blockbuster

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently the number-one movie in America – a development largely viewed like it’s a plot by the evil Shredder himself. Technically directed by Jonathan Liebesman, this blockbuster reboot bears the stamp of…

Aug 18 2014 / Read More »
Politics Dame Louise Lake-Tack

Antigua-Barbuda governor general ‘unlawfully’ awarded national honours

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The outgoing governor-general of Antigua and Barbuda, Dame Louise Lake-Tack, committed an unlawful act on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, when, hours before demitting office, she conferred national honours on 19 persons without…

Aug 18 2014 / Read More »
Prime Minister Browne Seeks to Void all Nominations and Appointments Conveyed by Former GG

Prime Minister Browne Seeks to Void all Nominations and Appointments Conveyed by Former GG

The outgoing Governor-General, Dame Louise Lake-Tack, committed an unlawful act on Wednesday afternoon, August 13 2014, when the former representative of the Head of State, hours before demitting office, conferred national honours on 19 persons without…

Aug 16 2014 / Read More »
Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne

CARICOM And Japan To Work Closer

Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne has pointed out that space exists to develop trade and Japanese investment in the services industries in the Caribbean…

Aug 2 2014 / Read More »
Sports The captains square off in advance of Saturday’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League finals at Warner Park in St. Kitts (left: Denesh Ramdin from the Amazon Warriors and right: Kieron Pollard from the Barbados Tridents)

CPL Finals sees Guyana Amazon Warriors take on the Barbados Tridents on Saturday at Warner Park

Kieron Pollard’s Barbados Tridents will take on Denesh Ramdin and his Guyana Amazon Warriors on Saturday in a match that will see two form teams square off to be crowned the Limacol Caribbean Premier League champions.…

Aug 16 2014 / Read More »
The Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds. (www.hi-octanecreative.com)

Antigua to benefit from 2015 England tour

Antigua & Barbuda has been named as one of three host countries for the 2015 Test series between West Indies and England from April 13 to May 5 next year. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB),…

Aug 8 2014 / Read More »
Young tennis stars, Cordell Williams Jr (right), Justin Marcano (center) and Aaron Fields at the VC Bird International Airport ahead of their departure to St Lucia over the weekend. (Photo courtesy Dianne Hillhouse)

Young tennis stars battle in St Lucia

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Three of the country’s top junior tennis players are currently in St Lucia where they will compete in the Coca Cola St Lucia International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tournament which got started over…

Aug 7 2014 / Read More »
Technology

A revolution in mobile communication is coming to the Caribbean: Voice over LTE (VoLTE)

By Camilo CalizDirector of Communication ServicesEricsson Latin America and CaribbeanSAN JOSE, Costa Rica — When people talk about LTE networks, also known as 4G, they are mainly referring to data, specifically high-speed data. And it’s not…

Aug 2 2014 / Read More »

Colombia launches first-ever information technology campaign

NEW YORK, USA — Proexport Colombia on Wednesday announced the launch of “Colombia Bring IT On,” a major campaign initiative aimed at promoting the growth of the country’s technology sector in the international market and raising…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »
Cyber Crime

Caribbean businesses, governments and people could be losing millions to cyber criminals

By James BynoeCEO Caribbean Cyber Security Center WARRENS, Barbados — The Caribbean cyber security center (CCSC) continues to urge the Caribbean region to take the growing threat from cyber criminals and hackers seriously. CCSC estimates that on…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »
World Ukrainian servicemen sit atop an armoured personnel carrier as they are transported to a military base in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk, August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Street battles in eastern Ukraine town kill nine: ministry

Ukrainian forces fought street battles with separatist rebels in the eastern town of Ilovaisk overnight into Wednesday as they sought to isolate rebel strongholds near the Russian border, an Interior Ministry official said. Nine pro-Ukrainian volunteer…

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »
Source: thenews.com.pk

WHO considers new Ebola virus countermeasures

Global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) are meeting to discuss new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak. The meeting is expected to last two days and will decide whether to declare a global…

Aug 8 2014 / Read More »
Source: thisdaylive.com

US planes spot Chibok girls in Nigeria

After about three months of frantic search for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, recent US surveillance flights over northeastern Nigeria showed what appeared to be large groups of girls held together in remote locations, raising hopes among…

Aug 8 2014 / Read More »

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