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Plans for the 2020 V.C. Bird Day Underway

The following is a press release from the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission: As the Nation of Antigua and Barbuda...

Payment of severance for LIAT pilots in limbo

It could take months before a resolution is forthcoming for LIAT pilots, who are reportedly owed hundreds of thousands...

Legal minds continue discussion on trial by judge only bill

By Elesha George [email protected] The Cabinet has placed the Criminal Procedure (Trial by Judge Only)...

Inmate paralysed from prison ‘attack’

by Gemma Handy A prison inmate apparently stabbed by a fellow prisoner during a dispute over access to water has been...

Two new Covid cases

The country has recorded two new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total count for Antigua and Barbuda since the corona...

Police urge public to take personal responsibility to prevent crime

By Orville Williams While the country’s police force says it is committed to ensuring safety and security in Antigua...

Six farmers to benefit from irrigation project

By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] The International Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture...

St Kitts Nevis writes off LIAT debt

BASSETERRE, St Kitts –The government of St Kitts and Nevis has made a decision to cancel the US$11 million debt...

Bailey: Complete YASCO For The Sake Of Young Athletes

By Neto Baptiste Senior national sprinter, Daniel Bailey, is lobbying for the speedy completion of the country’s lone...

Court adjourns cases brought against Barbuda Council members

By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] A number of legal matters involving members of the Barbuda...

Head of OECS predicts significant shift in work culture within months

By Orville Williams Though the shift to a more digital working world has long been mooted for the Organisation of...

Halo Foundation renews call for an end to bullying

By Kadeem Joseph The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Halo Foundation said more needs to be done to put an end to...

Two new Covid cases

The country has recorded two new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total count for Antigua and Barbuda since the corona virus outbreak to 144. Both new cases are imported. The latest dashboard from...

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2 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

The most recent reports received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have revealed two new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case in Antigua and Barbuda as...

1 new confirmed case of Covid-19

The most recent reports received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) has revealed one new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case in Antigua and Barbuda as of Sunday 29th November 2020 at 6pm....

Dashboard Update for November 29th 2020

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has received no new reports from the Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) or the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) as of Saturday 28th November 2020. Consequently, the total number of persons with...

Dashboard Update for November 25th 2020

The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) has revealed no new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Tuesday 24th November 2020 at 6pm....

1 new confirmed case of Covid-19

The most recent reports received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have revealed one new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case in Antigua and Barbuda as...

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St Kitts Nevis writes off LIAT debt

St Kitts Nevis writes off LIAT debt

BASSETERRE, St Kitts –The government of St Kitts and Nevis has made a decision to cancel the US$11 million debt it is owed by LIAT. Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris said the move followed a request by the liquidator. LIAT is currently under administration and is...

Bailey: Complete YASCO For The Sake Of Young Athletes

By Neto Baptiste Senior national sprinter, Daniel Bailey, is lobbying for the speedy completion of the country’s lone track & field facility, the YASCO Sports Complex, adding that the lengthy delay continues to have a negative impact on the development of young...

Court adjourns cases brought against Barbuda Council members

By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] A number of legal matters involving members of the Barbuda Council and other residents on the sister island have been halted indefinitely pending the outcome of an injunction that has been filed against the...

Head of OECS predicts significant shift in work culture within months

By Orville Williams Though the shift to a more digital working world has long been mooted for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the changes could be coming sooner than one would expect. This, according to Director-General of the OECS, Dr Didacus...

Halo Foundation renews call for an end to bullying

By Kadeem Joseph The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Halo Foundation said more needs to be done to put an end to the scourge of bullying in Antigua and Barbuda. Cuthbert Forbes said that tackling the issue will require multiple agencies working together. “We...

One more Covid-19 case detected

One imported case of COVID-19 has taken the number of laboratory confirmed cases in Antigua and Barbuda to 142, eight of which are active. “Subsequent to the publication of the dashboard on Sunday 29th November 2020 with the cut off time of 6 pm, 21 samples were...

Former health official urges caution in facing virus ‘triple threat’

By Orville Williams With the annual ‘flu season’ very much underway and dengue fever a continued threat, residents are being urged to exercise caution as the similarity of Covid-19 symptoms could lead to systemic complications. The Covid-19 pandemic has understandably...

Public feedback invited on new draft building code

Making the country’s buildings safer in the face of heightened threats from natural disasters and climate change is the impetus behind a new draft building code released yesterday for public review. The 400-page document sets out proposed rules governing everything...

Secretariat works to achieve UNAIDS 90-90-90 campaign goal to end AIDS by 2030

By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] After achieving the ambitious milestone of becoming one of six countries in the region to have successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis in 2017, the staff at the AIDS...

National Sports Honours slated for next February

The Ministry of Education, Sports and the Creative Industries intends to demonstrate its commitment to Sports in Antigua and Barbuda by hosting a National Sports Honours on February 13, 2021. The ministry is therefore requesting that each National...

Au/Ra: How Instagram spawned a collaboration with a DJ superstar and a top 10 hit

by Gemma Handy She may still be just 18 years old but one Antiguan singer is continuing to make major waves on the international music scene. The latest single by Jamie Lou Stenzel – better known as Au/Ra – is currently stomping its way up the UK charts. A...

Head of OECS predicts significant shift in work culture within months

By Orville Williams Though the shift to a more digital working world has long been mooted for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the changes could be coming sooner than one would expect. This, according to Director-General of the OECS, Dr Didacus...

Halo Foundation renews call for an end to bullying

By Kadeem Joseph The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Halo Foundation said more needs to be done to put an end to the scourge of bullying in Antigua and Barbuda. Cuthbert Forbes said that tackling the issue will require multiple agencies working together. “We...

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Matthew: Honours Awards Not For Current Performers

By Neto Baptiste National athletes who would have had some degree of success throughout the coronavirus-affected 2020 judging period for the National Sports Awards, will not be eligible for tangible prizes during next February’s National Sports Honours to be put on by...

Former FIFA ref calls on FA to finalise referees department, confirms he has applied for the position

By Neto Baptiste Former FIFA referee and executive member of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA), Curtis Charles, believes he is the right man to head the newly announced referees department which is set to operate out of the national governing body’s...

This Day in Sports History

1965: Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 51 points in a 122-118 loss to the Cincinnati Royals. 1967: Australian Derek Clayton runs world marathon record 2:09:36.4 at the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan. 1975: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of...

Young Jones improving despite Covid 19 delay of collegiate pursuit says father and coach

By Neto Baptiste Although the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has altered the college plans of national female sprinter Soniya Jones, it has also provided the 18-year-old athlete with an opportunity to sharpen her skills ahead of her new January 1 departure date. This is...

Athletics boss dispels rumours of rift with national athlete

By Neto Baptiste President of the Antigua and Barbuda Athletics Association (ABAA), Everton Cornelius, has rubbished claims by national shot-put athlete Jess St John, that he harbours a personal gripe against her. St John recently accused Cornelius of sidelining her...

Sports Minister, National Athlete Trade Punches As Funding Debate Intensifies

By Neto Baptiste Minister of Sports, Daryll Matthew, has hit back at sprinter Daniel Bailey after the athlete claimed last week, that he had never received funding from the government during his tenure as a national athlete. Speaking on the Good Morning Jojo Sports...

This Day in Sports History

1965: Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 51 points in a 122-118 loss to the Cincinnati Royals. 1967: Australian Derek Clayton runs world marathon record 2:09:36.4 at the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan. 1975: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of...

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UK to roll out Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine next week

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for mass vaccination. Britain’s medicines regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe to be...

Vaccine rumours debunked: Microchips, ‘altered DNA’ and more

(BBC) - The fear that a vaccine will somehow change your DNA is one we've seen aired regularly on social media. The BBC asked three independent scientists about this. They said that the coronavirus vaccine would not alter human DNA. Some of the newly created vaccines,...

St. Kitts and Nevis writes off LIAT’S $11 million debt

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has made a decision to cancel the $11 million debt owed to the Federation by LIAT, the Caribbean Airline. Prime Minister, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, said that the debt relief was made following a request by the liquidator....

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