Category archives for: Environment

Photos from Antigua and Barbuda Mango Fest 2015 held in St. John’s

Mango Festival 2015

 

Opening of the antigua sailing week 2015

Antigua-Barbuda Tourism

Cancer deaths can be halved by daily mile-long walks – study

Yet another study has shown the health benefits of physical activity, with new research indicating that cancer patients can cut their risk of dying by up to half by walking just one mile a day. Based on walking one mile daily at a moderate pace of three miles per hour, the study revealed that patients […]

Soy could speed up spread of breast cancer – study

  Experts have cautioned that eating soy, in the form of tofu or milk, could speed up the rate at which breast cancer cells spread in women already diagnosed with the disease. The warning came after scientists at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York studied 140 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Between […]

Antigua police capture convicted murderer who escaped custody in 2010

  Police say they have recaptured a prisoner who had been serving a 40 year jail sentence for murder. They said Steven Alphonse had escaped on January 27, 2010 when prisoners were engaged in removing coal from a pit. He had been sentenced to death in 1993 for the brutal murder of a young woman, but […]

Royal Caribbean launches “World’s First Smartship”

With technology that has never been used on cruise ships before, including high-tech “WOWband” bracelets and apps that put everything at passengers’ fingertips, Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas has been dubbed “The World’s First Smartship.” The Quantum’s facilities include high-speed Internet, which enables passengers to interact with a radio frequency identification (RFID) bracelet that […]

Royal Caribbean launches “World’s First Smartship”

With technology that has never been used on cruise ships before, including high-tech “WOWband” bracelets and apps that put everything at passengers’ fingertips, Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas has been dubbed “The World’s First Smartship.” The Quantum’s facilities include high-speed Internet, which enables passengers to interact with a radio frequency identification (RFID) bracelet that […]

Nephew of Antigua’s newly elected prime minister murdered

The 18-year-old nephew of Prime Minister Gaston Browne was shot and killed on Monday night. Police confirmed that Albert “Pressureman” Browne was killed, the 10th person murdered here so far this year. Antigua’s OBSERVER media was told by police spokesperson Senior Sergeant William Holder, “the police are following some leads at this time and we […]

Panama: the canal that unlocked the world

  Vasco Núñez de Balboa had never known such excitement. Leader of Spain’s new colony of Santa María la Antigua, on the Atlantic Coast of the Isthmus of Panama, he’d heard thrilling tales from local Indians about a great ocean across the mountains – one which roiled towards a magnificent gold kingdom in the south. […]

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