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Ministry of Agriculture responds to Covid-19 claims

The Minister of Agriculture has confirmed that a male member of staff is being tested for Covid-19 – while two close contacts...

LIAT CEO resigns

LIAT's CEO, Julie Reifer-Jones, has officially announced her resignation. She was the first female ever to hold the...

Beaches closed Monday and Tuesday

Residents have been advised that beaches across the country will be closed on both the traditional Carnival Monday and...

Health minister rationalises rigid screening protocols for returning nationals

By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] Health Minister Molwyn Joseph has provided a rationale for what...

Two of Antigua’s top hits featured on the 2020 Soca Gold Album

By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] Tunes from two of Antigua and Barbuda’s top performing soca...

Barbuda hospital keys to be handed to council

By Carlena Knight Residents on the sister isle are a step closer to being able to use Barbuda’s lone hospital again as...

UPP to host two primaries next week

By Carlena Knight The United Progressive Party (UPP) will roll out two more candidates next week with two primaries...

Women’s Club scholarship winners announced

By Adia Wynter Five Antiguan and Barbudan women are latest beneficiaries of scholarships -- which will aid in their...

NODS director addresses audit issue

By Carlena Knight Director of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), Philmore Mullin, is firing back at...

Barbuda hospital keys to be handed to Council

Residents on the sister isle are a step closer to being able to use Barbuda’s lone hospital again as the keys are set...

PM’s comments about axing Barbuda Council from constitution heighten divisions

By Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] Comments allegedly made by the Prime Minister that he is...

Antigua struggles to improve human trafficking ranking

By Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] Until Antigua and Barbuda successfully convicts...

Barbuda hospital keys to be handed to council

By Carlena Knight Residents on the sister isle are a step closer to being able to use Barbuda’s lone hospital again as the keys are set to be officially handed to the Council next Friday.  Council Secretary Paul Nedd told Observer renovations to the Hanna Thomas...

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Women’s Club scholarship winners announced

Women’s Club scholarship winners announced

By Adia Wynter Five Antiguan and Barbudan women are latest beneficiaries of scholarships -- which will aid in their pursuit of higher education -- from a local organisation. Toyer Athill-Williams, Janice Walbrook, Delta AuGuste, Vellie Nicholas-Benta and Jahmesha...

NODS director addresses audit issue

By Carlena Knight Director of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), Philmore Mullin, is firing back at comments made by Barbuda MP and Leader of the Barbuda’s People Movement (BPM) Trevor Walker regarding the audit of the Barbuda relief supplies. Walker, on...

Barbuda hospital keys to be handed to Council

Residents on the sister isle are a step closer to being able to use Barbuda’s lone hospital again as the keys are set to be officially handed to the Council next week. Council Secretary Paul Nedd told Observer renovations to the Hanna Thomas Hospital – which was...

PM’s comments about axing Barbuda Council from constitution heighten divisions

By Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] Comments allegedly made by the Prime Minister that he is considering a referendum on removing the Barbuda Council from the country’s constitution have reignited talk of a separate future for the two...

Antigua struggles to improve human trafficking ranking

By Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] Until Antigua and Barbuda successfully convicts someone for human trafficking, the country will most likely remain at tier two on the international ranking system. Tier two countries are those whose...

State of emergency extended to October

By Elesha George [email protected] The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has declared a national state of emergency for the third consecutive time since March. Residents could be required to abide by regulations and restrictions established under the...

Barbuda MP renews call for transparency on post-Irma donations

By Carlena Knight MP for Barbuda, Trevor Walker, is reiterating calls for the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) and the government to publicise an audited report of the full list of supplies donated to Barbuda after Hurricane Irma. “What NODS and the Prime...

Hurricane shelters not disability-friendly

By Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] The country’s hurricane shelters have come under fire for not catering to the needs of disabled people.  President of the Antigua and Barbuda Association of Persons Living with Disabilities,...

Help ahead for children with speech disorders

By Carlena Knight Help could soon be at hand for local people with speech disorders such as stuttering thanks to an Antiguan specialist who is in the throes of setting up services via video. US-based speech pathologist Sensemilah Peters-Lewis says the high cost of...

PM threatens Walker with arrest

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said, this time directly to Barbuda MP Trevor Walker, that he will order his arrest if he continues to ignore the country’s laws.  In parliament Thursday, Browne said while he could not command the police force to arrest the MP, he...

Latest dashboard explained

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment reported five additional laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda in the dashboard issued on July 29th. Of the five positive cases, four of them are imported while one is non-imported. One of the...

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CWI Boss Clears The Air On Cameron’s Request For Support

By Neto Baptiste Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, Ricky Skerritt, has sought to debunk reports that he denied his predecessor Dave Cameron, an audience following the Jamaican’s announcement that he will be seeking to become the next chairman of the International...

Former top shooter labels present day basketball players unmotivated

By Neto Baptiste Former national and Skillville shooting guard, Richie Francis, believes players today lack the determination and confidence that allowed others before them to dominate the game, not only nationally but also on the regional and international platforms....

Sir Curtly: Alzarri must be more aggressive

By Neto Baptiste Iconic former West Indies and Antiguan fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose, said he was not totally impressed with young fast bowler countryman, Alzarri Joseph, during the regional team’s recent three Test series against England. Sir Curtly, who claimed...

Powell was paying child support, being asked to pay more – report

Asafa Powell has been paying child support to Amita Persaud-Webb, but the mother of his child wants the former 100m world record holder to pay more. This detail has emerged through new reporting by the Jamaica Gleaner from the sprinter’s Family Court on Thursday....

Sir Curtly Suggests Time Is Right For Shake Up Following England Series Loss

By Neto Baptiste The time has come for a serious overhaul and examination of the current crop of players currently representing the senior regional men’s team.  This is the view of former West Indies fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose, who said the team’s recent...

Edwards says Grenades must be crowned champions

By Neto Baptiste Coach of Premier Division front-runners Sandals/Inet Grenades and former national striker, Derrick Edwards, has weight in on the recently revived discussion regarding the status of the FA’s competition, advocating that his team must be crowned...

Former top shooter labels present day basketball players unmotivated

By Neto Baptiste Former national and Skillville shooting guard, Richie Francis, believes players today lack the determination and confidence that allowed others before them to dominate the game, not only nationally but also on the regional and international platforms....

Sir Curtly: Alzarri must be more aggressive

By Neto Baptiste Iconic former West Indies and Antiguan fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose, said he was not totally impressed with young fast bowler countryman, Alzarri Joseph, during the regional team’s recent three Test series against England. Sir Curtly, who claimed...

Further Afield

Jamaica reports two COVID deaths, 11 more positive cases

(Jamaica Gleaner) - Jamaica today recorded two COVID-related deaths. One of the deceased is a 64-year-old man from Clarendon and the other, a 73-year-old woman from St Thomas. This has pushed to 12, the number COVID deaths in Jamaica. Meanwhile, there were 11 more...

Guyana’s Ali sworn in as president after disputed vote

(Reuters) - Former Guyanese housing minister Irfaan Ali was sworn in as president of the newly oil-producing South American country on Sunday, after he was declared winner of a disputed March 2 election following a recount. Preliminary recount data released in June...

Jamaica Independence Day celebrations

The Jamaican Consulate in Antigua and Barbuda and the local Jamaica Association have joined together to launch a series of activities to commemorate that country’s 58th year of political independence. The activities kicked off today with a virtual church service and...

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