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Call to save a dying craft

As we approach our 39th anniversary of Independence, Observer media spoke to one of only five individuals still engaged in...

US diners to get a taste of Antigua and Barbuda on Independence Day

The tastes and flavours of Antigua and Barbuda will be showcased in New Jersey during this year’s Independence Day...

Visitor fined for dangerous driving

By Latrishka Thomas A visitor from the Netherlands was ordered to pay $500 after he was found guilty of dangerous...

Man assaults sister for $50, fined $200

By Latrishka Thomas A 24-year-old resident of Bathlodge has been ordered to pay $200 for assaulting his sister. Denny...

Deadline for submitting review requests for CXC exams extended, fees cut in half

By Latrishka Thomas Parents now have additional time to submit requests for review or to query grades from the 2020...

Call for performing arts scholarship fund to honour Sir Rupert

By Carlena Knight A former chairman of the Carnival Committee has made a call for a scholarship fund for young and...

Cornwall, Hayden Jr Hoping For Impactful New Zealand Tours

By Neto Baptiste Two of the country’s international cricketers, Rahkeem Cornwall and Hayden Walsh Jr, are looking...

Economists predict recovery for region’s economy

Two regional economists are confident that barring some difficulties with debt restructuring and management, Antigua...

New reverse osmosis plant tipped to boost water supplies by 400K gallons a day

An additional reverse osmosis plant has finally arrived in Antigua – and is tipped to boost local water supplies by...

Tour companies struggling amid ‘unfair competition’ from resorts

By Gemma Handy Local tour operators say the increasing number of large resorts running their own boat trips – under...

Country records six new Covid cases

Six new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Antigua and Barbuda over the weekend, taking the total count for the...

More celebs interested in vacationing in Antigua since Ashanti’s visit

By Latrishka Thomas Iconic R&B singer Ashanti’s glamorous birthday celebrated in Antigua last week has apparently...

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Dashboard Update for October 19th 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 case in Antigua and Barbuda as of Sunday 18th October 2020 at 6pm. Subsequent to...

Antigua and Barbuda confirms 6 new Covid-19 cases

The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has revealed six new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Friday 16th October 2020 at 6pm. Of the...

Dashboard Update for October 15 th 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 Wednesday 14th October 2020 at 6pm....

Latest Covid-19 Dashboard reveals 1 new case and 3 recoveries

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...

Dashboard Update for October 10th 2020

The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has revealed no new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Friday 9th October 2020 at 6pm. All...

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Economists predict recovery for region’s economy

Economists predict recovery for region’s economy

Two regional economists are confident that barring some difficulties with debt restructuring and management, Antigua and Barbuda and the rest of the region should be able to recover from the financial impact of the Covid-19 crisis. Jeremy Stephen, an economist out of...

New reverse osmosis plant tipped to boost water supplies by 400K gallons a day

An additional reverse osmosis plant has finally arrived in Antigua – and is tipped to boost local water supplies by 400,000 gallons a day when it becomes fully operational around January. The Ffryes Beach plant is one of three that the Antigua Public Utilities...

Tour companies struggling amid ‘unfair competition’ from resorts

By Gemma Handy Local tour operators say the increasing number of large resorts running their own boat trips – under the guise of keeping their guests safe from Covid – is threatening to put them out of business. Excursion companies were finally allowed to return to...

Country records six new Covid cases

Six new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Antigua and Barbuda over the weekend, taking the total count for the country since the outbreak of the pandemic to 119. Of the 16 samples recently processed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency, seven returned positive...

More celebs interested in vacationing in Antigua since Ashanti’s visit

By Latrishka Thomas Iconic R&B singer Ashanti’s glamorous birthday celebrated in Antigua last week has apparently sparked the interest of a few other celebs now wishing to vacation in the land of sun, sea and sand. The Grammy award-winner turned 40 on October 13...

Weston gives positive projection for A&B economy

By Kadeem Joseph Antigua and Barbuda will see “a gradual return to normality over the next 12 months”. That is the projection of Minister of State within the Ministry of Finance, Lennox Weston. Weston, who gave his outlook for the nation’s economy during Observer’s...

Curfew sees ‘increase’ in late night road accidents

By Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] Motorists racing to be home by the nightly curfew are triggering a spike in the number of road accidents occurring around 11pm, according to Head of the Traffic Department Rodney Ellis. The 11pm-5am...

Pan Lab upgrade pledge welcomed

A longstanding pan builder has welcomed a promise from government to upgrade the Pan Lab in All Saints Road. Festivals Minister Daryll Matthew told parliament last week that local pan builders have been doing magnificent work in deplorable conditions. Vernon Henry,...

Browne lashes out at licensing board

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has harshly criticised the board responsible for issuing a licence to establish a stem cell medical centre in Antigua. Browne claimed the board is taking too long to deal with the issue. "Technocrats have been so bureaucratic and so slow....

CXC review board’s findings due today

The independent review team convened by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to scrutinise this year's examinations will present their findings today. In a press statement, CXC said the team, assembled by the chairman of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)...

Attacker who hit man in head with concrete block fined $6K

By Latrishka Thomas A young man must pay restitution in the sum of $6,000 to the man he wounded with a concrete block in 2019. Kadesh Mannix was sentenced yesterday in the High Court having admitted to wounding with intent. The incident occurred on July 31 2019 when...

Country records six new Covid cases

Six new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Antigua and Barbuda over the weekend, taking the total count for the country since the outbreak of the pandemic to 119. Of the 16 samples recently processed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency, seven returned positive...

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The Big Scores

Holding: Andy’s knowledge of the game surpasses many

By Neto Baptiste Former iconic fast bowler Michael Holding described Antiguan and former West Indies teammate, Sir Andy Roberts, as one of the most knowledgeable persons where the game is concerned.  Holding, who shares a close friendship with Sir Andy, said the...

Joseph advocates for renaming FA’s technical center in Williams’ honour

By Neto Baptiste President of the Lion Hill Football Club Devon Joseph has recommended the renaming of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association’s (ABFA) technical and training facility in honour of recently deceased technical director, Rolston “Debu” Williams....

Cornwall, Hayden Jr Hoping For Impactful New Zealand Tours

By Neto Baptiste Two of the country’s international cricketers, Rahkeem Cornwall and Hayden Walsh Jr, are looking forward to the team’s pending tour of New Zealand, hoping to make impact with both bat and ball. Last week. Cricket West Indies named two squads for the...

Basketball return unlikely for some time – ABBA President

By Carlena Knight President of the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Kebra Nanton says she finds it highly unlikely that the sport will return anytime soon unless a vaccine is forthcoming. With the Covid-19 pandemic raging on, ABBA came to the decision...

Parham Captain Remembers Fallen Coach and Mentor

By Carlena Knight “Father figure” was the affectionate title given to the country’s first native Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) Technical Director, Rolston ‘Debu’ Williams, who passed away last week. As the country continues to mourn the loss of...

Joseph: Netball Association ready to host tournament, given permission

By Neto Baptiste The Antigua and Barbuda Netball Association (ABNA) is positioned to host its national championships should the government give the all-clear for the resumption of competitive sports in the near or distant future. This is according to head of the...

Cornwall, Hayden Jr Hoping For Impactful New Zealand Tours

By Neto Baptiste Two of the country’s international cricketers, Rahkeem Cornwall and Hayden Walsh Jr, are looking forward to the team’s pending tour of New Zealand, hoping to make impact with both bat and ball. Last week. Cricket West Indies named two squads for the...

Further Afield

Tanker With 1.3M Barrels Of Oil In Danger Of Sinking Off Trinidad

(news784.com) - With pictures taken yesterday showing the oil tanker tilting in the water, Venezuela has agreed to Government’s request to do an official inspection of the vessel on Tuesday. And the US Embassy, which is supporting moves to have the vessel brought up...

REGIONAL: Wood accuses PM Mottley of bad governance

(Barbados Today) - Declaring that he is not a “yard boy”, former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) minister Anthony Wood has charged that there is “an element of despotic leadership” in the current administration. Addressing a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) political meeting...

REGIONAL: Chastanet Denies Saying Saint Lucia Is Broke

(SNO) - St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet insists he did not declare in a national broadcast last Sunday that his country was broke. Instead, the message he shared with St Lucians is that if they do not continue to observe COVID-19 safety protocols the...

Ireland orders full national lockdown

Ireland will be plunged into one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe for six weeks from midnight on Wednesday, despite no Covid-19 deaths having been recorded today.  Cabinet ministers today agreed to impose Level 5 restrictions which will force most businesses to...

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