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Breaking News: Grays Farm duo charged with shooting & robbery

Two Grays Farm men have been jointly charged for allegedly shooting and injuring a man who leapt to a woman's defence...

Concern over activity at historically significant Greencastle Hill

Story and photos by Theresa Goodwin [email protected] Members of the Bendals Community Group are...

Rape accused deemed unfit to plea

By Elesha George [email protected] The court will decide on February 1 where to place a man who has...

Two new Covid cases

The country has recorded two new coronavirus cases – with 167 test results currently pending. All 71 samples recently...

Three Covid vaccines get gov’t backing

By Kadeem Joseph [email protected] Government has announced the three Covid-19 vaccines that it...

Judge accepts reduced plea for murderer diagnosed with schizophrenia

By Elesha George [email protected] High Court Judge Justice Iain Morley has accepted a plea of...

‘We want severance not scholarships’ – ex-LIAT workers

By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] The promise of scholarships to the University of the West...

Civil servants ‘will be paid’, gov’t promises

By Kadeem Joseph [email protected] Despite recording a major shortfall in revenue for 2020, the...

Foreign Affairs minister expects fairer treatment with Biden-led administration

By Elesha George [email protected] Immigration, Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister, EP Chet Greene is...

Antiguan women copy Kamala Harris’ signature style in honour of her inauguration

President of the Senate, Senator Alincia Williams-Grant, in her sneakers and pearls (Social media photo)Opposition...

Biden offers Caribbean environment a ‘fighting chance’

Climate change is blamed for worsening hurricanes such as Irma that devastated Barbuda in 2017 (Photo Gemma Handy, The...

Barbuda Covid patient transported to MSJMC

By Elesha George [email protected] Barbuda’s first Covid-19 patient is currently in Antigua receiving...

Two new Covid cases

The country has recorded two new coronavirus cases – with 167 test results currently pending. All 71 samples recently processed by Mount St John’s Medical Centre returned negative results. But of...

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3 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 three new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda...

Antigua and Barbuda confirms 2 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 Center (MSJMC) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have revealed two new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda...

1 new imported Covid-19 case confirmed

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 one new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Monday 18th January 2021 at 6pm....

Antigua and Barbuda records 2 new cases 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 two new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda...

8 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 eight new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda...

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Foreign Affairs minister expects fairer treatment with Biden-led administration

By Elesha George [email protected] Immigration, Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister, EP Chet Greene is hoping that the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, and Vice President (VP) Kamala Harris, will mean fair treatment for smaller economies like...

Antiguan women copy Kamala Harris’ signature style in honour of her inauguration

President of the Senate, Senator Alincia Williams-Grant, in her sneakers and pearls (Social media photo)Opposition Senator Shawn Nicholas (Photo contributed)Agriculture Minister Samantha Marshall (Social media photo) By Theresa Goodwin...

Biden offers Caribbean environment a ‘fighting chance’

Climate change is blamed for worsening hurricanes such as Irma that devastated Barbuda in 2017 (Photo Gemma Handy, The Independent) by Gemma Handy [email protected] From rising sea levels to calamitous storms and devastating droughts, the Caribbean has...

Barbuda Covid patient transported to MSJMC

By Elesha George [email protected] Barbuda’s first Covid-19 patient is currently in Antigua receiving symptomatic treatment, after the district practitioner for Barbuda, Dr Jeremy Deazle, said her condition began to worsen over time. The woman, who is...

No partial lockdown, says the UPP

By Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] The main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) believes that a partial shutdown of the country may trigger what they have termed “clandestine activities,” which will be counter-productive. ...

Sailors praise ‘Antiguan welcome’

Photo and story by Edwin Gifford A “super race” and a “great welcome”. Those were the words from the owner of the Palanad 3 boat which finished the 2735-mile RORC Transatlantic Race on Tuesday with a phenomenal elapsed time of 10 days, one hour, 43 minutes and 18...

Ex-LIAT workers cry for help

By Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] The Gaston Browne-led administration is being blamed in part for the situation facing hundreds of LIAT employees who were terminated last year and are still without their monies owed. Several staff...

‘Let’s Go Higher Ministries’ touching lives from across the Atlantic

Pastor Liddie OwenBarrels ready to be shippedFood packages in Antigua and Barbuda to be distributed Barrels are transported to be shipped By Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] Antigua and Barbuda’s pleas for food assistance during the...

Serving the children of the world for over 100 years

Kiwanis International is a global organisation of volunteers dedicated to serving the children of the world one community at a time.  Chartered on January 21 1915 by a group of businessmen in Detroit Michigan, USA, Kiwanis became an international organisation...

Jennings cricket boss revels in team’s continued progress, promises more to come

By Neto Baptiste President and coach of the Jennings cricket team, Glen Miller, though admitting there is still a long way to go, is pleased with the progress of his mostly young and inexperienced team over the past three years. Jennings led the cricket association’s...

Barbuda Covid patient transported to MSJMC

By Elesha George [email protected] Barbuda’s first Covid-19 patient is currently in Antigua receiving symptomatic treatment, after the district practitioner for Barbuda, Dr Jeremy Deazle, said her condition began to worsen over time. The woman, who is...

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Former pacer Winston Benjamin impressed with Joseph’s first new ball spell

By Neto Baptiste Former West Indies and Antigua fast bowler Winston Benjamin, who has worked extensively with young pacer Alzarri Joseph, was impressed with the way the player handled the new ball during the senior men’s team’s six-wicket loss to Bangladesh on...

Competitive cycling set for return with Pan Am Base Circuit Race

By Neto Baptiste Competitive cycling is set for a return on Sunday with a 1.42 miles circuit race at the Coolidge Pan Am Base. The race will be the first competitive event for cycling since March last year after all competitions were halted on a request from the...

Gonsalves: Barbara Coates Being Pushed By ‘Perennial Detractors’

By Neto Baptiste President of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA), Everton Gonsalves, has suggested that sitting floor member Barbara Coates, is being pushed by whom he calls “perennial detractors” in her decision to challenge him for the body’s...

Sir Curtly Makes Shortlist For England Bowling Job

By Neto Baptiste Legendary West Indies, Leeward Islands and Antigua fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose, is one step closer in becoming the new elite pace-bowling coach for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after making it on the shortlist for the job. In a recent...

Shakib Al Hasan stars on return from ban as Bangladesh beat West Indies

Shakib Al Hasan took 4-8 on his return to international cricket as Bangladesh beat West Indies by six wickets in the first one-day international in Mirpur. The 33-year-old all-rounder was playing his first game since being banned for "failing to report corrupt...

This Day in Sports History

1948: A startling 12 players made their debuts today in the first Test between West Indies and England. A few of them went by the wayside - remember Berkeley Gaskin? Or Winston Place? - but a few made names for themselves: this was also the debut of Clyde...

Competitive cycling set for return with Pan Am Base Circuit Race

By Neto Baptiste Competitive cycling is set for a return on Sunday with a 1.42 miles circuit race at the Coolidge Pan Am Base. The race will be the first competitive event for cycling since March last year after all competitions were halted on a request from the...

Gonsalves: Barbara Coates Being Pushed By ‘Perennial Detractors’

By Neto Baptiste President of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA), Everton Gonsalves, has suggested that sitting floor member Barbara Coates, is being pushed by whom he calls “perennial detractors” in her decision to challenge him for the body’s...

Further Afield

GUYANA: Three remanded for brutal murder of Henry cousins

Three men who are accused of the brutal murders of teen cousins, Isaiah and Joel Henry, appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Friday. Those charged are 20-year-old Akash Singh, called “Monkey,” of Zeelugt Squatting Area, East...

Breaking: UK to close all travel corridors from Monday

The UK is to close all travel corridors from Monday to "protect against the risk of as yet unidentified new Covid strains", the prime minister has said. Anyone flying into the country from overseas will have to show proof of a negative Covid test before setting off....

Barbados PM gets first COVID-19 dose, announces more in weeks

Barbados could receive a batch of “emergency” vaccines for frontline workers and the most vulnerable by the end of this month, Prime Minister Mia Mottley has announced, while revealing she and two other ministers have already received a jab. The doses are coming from...

PAHO: Region-wide COVID-19 surge demands stepped-up fight

(Barbados Today) - The Pan American Health Organisation’s point man in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr Yitades Gebre, has urged the region to ramp up public health measures to contain the viral illness “at a dangerous time” amid a surge in infections across the...

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