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Failure to reach herd immunity could prompt some serious decisions from government

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Gyms allowed to resume operations, social gathering restrictions remain

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Double amputee who fought against adversity laid to rest

Hazelwood after he was outfitted with prosthetic legs in 2016. He was the first national to benefit from the health...

Prosecution appeals sentence of woman who planned robbery of Carlisle Bay Resort

By Latrishka Thomas [email protected] Days after a convicted robbery conspirator was sentenced to...

Sputnik V jab set to be given green light for use in A&B

Russian jab shows 92% efficacy, scientists say by Gemma Handy g[email protected] People in Antigua and...

Case adjourned against man accused of murdering police officer

Murder accused Verel Simon leaving court on Feburary 19 (File photo) By Latrishka Thomas...

Man fined for stealing car battery and gas

By Latrishka Thomas [email protected] A Villa man accused of stealing a car battery and eight...

High Court trial for man charged with robbing another of cash and a beer

By Latrishka Thomas [email protected] A Fort Road resident charged with robbing a man while armed...

Barbuda benefits from major crowdfunding project

Complete irrigation system for peanut production (Photos courtesy Craig Thomas IICA) Aggregates courtesy of the...

Ministry of Agriculture says goodbye to Chinese agriculture experts

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Communications company calls for more girls in ICT

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Jahkeem Henry is the first recipient of the Nigel Christian Award

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Antigua and Barbuda Tops 1000 Covid-19 Cases

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda surpassed one thousand with 16 new laboratory confirmed cases as of Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 6pm. See Health Ministry's full press release and dashboard below: (Dashboard Update for March 17, 2021)The most recent...

22 new cases of Covid-19 recorded

The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) has no new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Friday 19th February 2021 at 6pm. Subsequent to the...

16 new Covid-19 cases

The most recent reports received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency have revealed sixteen (16) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda...

43 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Dashboard Update for February 16, 2021 The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) has revealed forty-three (43) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda...

16 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 Centre (MSJMC) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have revealed sixteen (16) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and...

The Big Stories

Barbuda benefits from major crowdfunding project

Complete irrigation system for peanut production (Photos courtesy Craig Thomas IICA) Aggregates courtesy of the Barbuda CouncilThe seedling nursery under constructionWorkers from the Barbuda Council install a drip irrigation system By Theresa Goodwin...

Ministry of Agriculture says goodbye to Chinese agriculture experts

Agriculture Minister Samantha Marshall hands a certificate of appreciation to the head of the Chinese team (Photo by Theresa Goodwin) By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] Improving a farmer’s ability to store water and providing further support to...

Communications company calls for more girls in ICT

Flow’s Commercial Executive, Carissa Warner (Photos courtesy Flow) Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), parent company of Flow and BTC, in the Caribbean, is calling for more girls to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)...

Jahkeem Henry is the first recipient of the Nigel Christian Award

The family of Nigel Christian has made a welcomed donation to a student who attends the Antigua Grammar School (AGS) in tribute to the slain senior Customs Officer. In a short ceremony at the school on Wednesday morning, Christian’s cousin Judith Lewis tearfully...

Clarity needed on filming of on-duty police officers – Peter Wickham

By Orville Williams Against the backdrop of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd, one political analyst is calling for clarity from authorities in Antigua and Barbuda regarding the filming of police operations....

Public response to WIOC shares sale has been ‘very good’, firm says

Members of the public have flocked to buy shares in the West Indies Oil Company (WIOC) since they went on sale last month, bosses claim. And anyone still wishing to purchase some, now has another month to do so. General Manager Gregory Georges told Observer yesterday...

Sir Lester recovering from leg amputation

Doctors at a private medical facility are overseeing the recovery of National Hero and Emeritus leader, former prime minister Sir Lester Bird. On Tuesday, Sir Lester underwent surgery to have his lower leg amputated as a result ofcomplications from diabetes. His...

Antigua and Barbuda hit by US State Department’s high-level travel advisory update

By Orville Williams “Do not travel to Antigua and Barbuda due to Covid-19.” That’s the first line of the US State Department’s latest travel advisory for the twin island nation, issued yesterday. This advisory comes despite the significant reduction in the country’s...

Hospital staff threaten further protests if outstanding risk pay is not resolved

By Kadeem Joseph [email protected] Disgruntled workers at the Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) are adamant that they will be back on the protest lines if the hospital’s administration does not propose an adequate resolution relating to the near...

British ex-cop’s lawyer to mull potential appeal to Privy Council

The legal representative for British rape convict Lee Martin-Cramp has said that he is awaiting the receipt of the written judgement from the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal which, yesterday, dismissed an appeal of the conviction. After receiving the written...

Communications company calls for more girls in ICT

Flow’s Commercial Executive, Carissa Warner (Photos courtesy Flow) Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), parent company of Flow and BTC, in the Caribbean, is calling for more girls to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)...

Jahkeem Henry is the first recipient of the Nigel Christian Award

The family of Nigel Christian has made a welcomed donation to a student who attends the Antigua Grammar School (AGS) in tribute to the slain senior Customs Officer. In a short ceremony at the school on Wednesday morning, Christian’s cousin Judith Lewis tearfully...

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Cycling Federation To Host Circuit Race This Weekend

By Carlena Knight Around 30 cyclists will take to the streets this weekend as they compete in the Jenel Warner Annual Circuit Race. Cyclists will compete in the Elite, Masters, Sports, Cadets, Elite Female, Elite Juniors, Junior Female, Junior Male, and Under-13 Cadet...

Another Antiguan footballer gets tryout opportunity

Antiguan Jaquan Browne is hoping to further his footballing career after being invited to try out for the LA Galaxy USL league one team on April 29 and 30. Tryouts are being held at the Kellog Zahir Soccer Complex in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US. Browne, 20, is a...

‘I am still interested in playing for the Bulldogs’ —Samuel

By Carlena Knight Barbudan basketballer Kevin ‘Loopy’ Samuel said he’s not ruling out representing the twin island state on a national level. Samuel, the son of Densel Samuel and Tyra Rose, is currently a junior at Texas Christian University (TCU) in the US. Last...

This Day In Sports History

1903 — The New York Highlanders, later renamed Yankees, win their first game as a major league team, 7-2 over the Washington Senators 1950 — The Minneapolis Lakers become the first team to win back-to-back NBA championships by defeating the Syracuse Nationals 110-95...

ARG Chairman: ABFA shouldn’t take all the blame

By Carlena Knight Chairman of the Antigua Recreation Grounds (ARG) Committee Hilroy Humphreys said that after assessing the conditions of the grounds, all the blame cannot be placed on the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA). Humphreys added that now is...

Eight youth basketballers to compete in recruiting event in the US

By Carlena Knight Eight Antiguan and Barbudan basketball players will, this weekend, compete in the US at the Pittsburgh ‘Live’ Period event. The weekend tournament which runs from April 23-25 will put youth players on display to scouts and recruiting officials for...

Another Antiguan footballer gets tryout opportunity

Antiguan Jaquan Browne is hoping to further his footballing career after being invited to try out for the LA Galaxy USL league one team on April 29 and 30. Tryouts are being held at the Kellog Zahir Soccer Complex in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US. Browne, 20, is a...

‘I am still interested in playing for the Bulldogs’ —Samuel

By Carlena Knight Barbudan basketballer Kevin ‘Loopy’ Samuel said he’s not ruling out representing the twin island state on a national level. Samuel, the son of Densel Samuel and Tyra Rose, is currently a junior at Texas Christian University (TCU) in the US. Last...

Further Afield

Britons Under-30s offered alternative to Oxford-AstraZeneca jab

SOURCE-BBC NEWS: Under-30s are to be offered an alternative Covid vaccine to the AstraZeneca jab due to the evidence linking it to rare blood clots. The recommendation comes after a review by by drugs regulator MHRA found by the end of March 79 people in the UK had...

Trinis flock Tobago beaches on Good Friday

SOURCE-TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO GUARDIAN: Adherence to COVID protocols was uppermost on vacationers’ minds yesterday as Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 figures begin to rise. For the second consecutive year, Easter celebrations in Tobago are mainly sea, sun, and sand. The...

Royal Caribbean to homeport in Nassau as Caribbean cruising returns

SOURCE- BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS: This summer, travellers can trade in virtual travel experiences for their long-awaited holidays and cruise in the Bahamas and Mexico with Royal Caribbean International. The global cruise line has announced a summer line-up of seven-night...

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