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Choksi ‘abduction’ an ‘embarrassment’ to Antigua and Dominica

Fugitive’s British lawyer claims Antigua police won’t probe matter thoroughly due to ‘political influence’ By Shermain...

Tourism numbers for 2022 predicted to top record 2019 – Fernandez

By Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] Two in three residents who worked in the tourism...

‘Compassionate’ payment to former LIAT staff locked in stalemate

By Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said the terms...

Appeal for critical supplies on World Blood Day 2021

A local youth group is appealing to young people across the nation to donate a pint of blood each to the Sir Lester...

A&B is days away from being able to test for Covid variants – CMO

The ability to test for Covid variants in Antigua and Barbuda – rather than send samples to Trinidad for analysis – is...

Tax on small tourist accommodations to go before parliament this week

A controversial tax on all tourist accommodation which was set to be introduced last year but was delayed due to the...

Firefighter alleged to have stolen from XPZ granted bail

The Senior Police Officer who allegedly stole a large sum of money from the XPZ supermarket while it was being...

ABHTA donates equipment to the ABHTI

The Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI) recently received a donation of essential cooking...

Local NGO names winners of animation competition

By Carlena Knight [email protected] Two females were crowned winners of the BarbudanGo’s animation...

Trial into theft of EC$80K ‘box’ money continues Monday

The trial of a man accused of playing a part in the theft of EC$80,000 from a savings ‘box’ held on behalf of Bolans...

Antigua and Barbuda on list to receive vaccine donations from the US

By Carlena Knight [email protected] Antigua and Barbuda has been confirmed as one of several...

UPP Leader chides ‘political directorate’ for interfering in CIP matters

By Orville Williams [email protected] Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Harold Lovell is...

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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...

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ABHTA donates equipment to the ABHTI

ABHTA donates equipment to the ABHTI

The Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI) recently received a donation of essential cooking equipment from the Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association (ABHTA).  The donation was made possible after a past student and lecturer,...

Local NGO names winners of animation competition

By Carlena Knight [email protected] Two females were crowned winners of the BarbudanGo’s animation project. BarbudanGo, a non-profit organisation established since 2018, operates out of Barbuda to give the community opportunities in the areas of...

Trial into theft of EC$80K ‘box’ money continues Monday

The trial of a man accused of playing a part in the theft of EC$80,000 from a savings ‘box’ held on behalf of Bolans residents continues on Monday. Rohan Jarvis is said to be a co-conspirator to a plan to break into the home of a retired government worker and steal...

Antigua and Barbuda on list to receive vaccine donations from the US

By Carlena Knight [email protected] Antigua and Barbuda has been confirmed as one of several Caribbean countries who will receive an undisclosed number of vaccines from the US. Health Minister Sir Molwyn Joseph confirmed these reports when he spoke to...

UPP Leader chides ‘political directorate’ for interfering in CIP matters

By Orville Williams [email protected] Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Harold Lovell is blaming political interference from the current administration for the bad publicity that has recently been clouding the country’s Citizenship by...

Nation bids farewell to former UPP candidate

By Carlena Knight [email protected] Tears, fond memories, plaudits and smiles were in abundance at the Holy Family Cathedral on Friday morning as Michael Burton’s loved ones gathered to remember the late politician. The former United Progressive Party...

Old Road farmers’ land petition set to be brought before Cabinet

Story by Elesha George  [email protected]  A meeting with Old Road villagers on Wednesday night ended in a commitment by the Ministry of Agriculture to bring their case before the Cabinet. The villagers are insisting that agricultural lands in the...

Youth jailed for breaking, entering and larceny

By Latrishka Thomas [email protected] A year behind bars is the penalty that a 24-year-old Fort Road man will be facing for breaking into a woman’s home and stealing a number of items. At around 8am on December 30 2020, Carson Matthew Jnr walked up...

Woman accused of forging document to receive old lady’s pension

By Latrishka Thomas [email protected] A woman is set to face a High Court judge this autumn to answer to three forgery charges relating to the receipt of an elderly woman’s pension. The case involving 38-year-old Tomicka Bovell, who resides on...

Judge decides today whether DPP should be examined in Choksi’s bail application

by Shermain Bique-Charles [email protected] A high court judge in Dominica will hand down her decision today on whether attorneys for Indian fugitive Mehul Choksi should be allowed to cross examine the Director of Public Prosecutions Sherma...

New maritime plan aims to protect our ocean ‘for generations to come’

by Gemma Handy Antigua and Barbuda lays claim to more ocean space than most other countries in the region. Not only are the twin island nation’s world-famous waters a lynchpin of the tourism industry, they’re also a critical source of food and jobs. Perhaps never...

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Lloyd Misses Out On Finals Spot In NCAA Outdoor Championships

by Carlena Knight National 100m female record holder Joella Lloyd could not secure a finals spot in the recently concluded NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships.  Running last Thursday in the second semi-finals of three for the University of Tennessee, Lloyd...

Athletics Association elections could be held soon – Cornelius

by Carlena Knight Elections for the top position at the Antigua and Barbuda Athletics Association could be imminent. This is according to President of the ABAA Everton 'Mano' Cornelius who explained that once some in-house matters are rectified, elections could be...

HISTORY

1953: Race car driver Tom Cole died at the 24 Hours of Le Mans when he lost control of his Ferrari and crashed into a wooden hut. He was ejected from his car and killed instantly. 1990: NBA Finals: Defending champion Detroit Pistons beat Portland Trail Blazers, 92-90...

World Caribbean Championships just two weeks away

A total of nine pro card opportunities will be up for grabs at the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) Pro League World Caribbean Championships, set for June 26-27, at the Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar. Event promoter Tim Gardner, of the United...

Consistency was key for Seales on hat-trick Windies debut

Debutant West Indies fast bowler Jayden Seales insists looking to maintain consistency was critical to his success, on a day when his hat-trick spell provided a rare bright spot on a tough start against South Africa. The 19-year-old Seales ended with figures of 34 for...

Fearless Crew to host bike-a-thon as part of fundraising effort

By Neto Baptiste  In an effort to raise much needed funds for when competition returns at the national level, the Fearless Crew Basketball Team will be hosting a “bike-a-thon” on Sunday that is set to start from Blackburn Park in Villa to Ffryse Beach and back....

Athletics Association elections could be held soon – Cornelius

by Carlena Knight Elections for the top position at the Antigua and Barbuda Athletics Association could be imminent. This is according to President of the ABAA Everton 'Mano' Cornelius who explained that once some in-house matters are rectified, elections could be...

HISTORY

1953: Race car driver Tom Cole died at the 24 Hours of Le Mans when he lost control of his Ferrari and crashed into a wooden hut. He was ejected from his car and killed instantly. 1990: NBA Finals: Defending champion Detroit Pistons beat Portland Trail Blazers, 92-90...

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WHO says International travel still not safe

Denmark (AFP) — Progress against the coronavirus pandemic remains “fragile” and international travel should be avoided, a World Health Organization director warned Thursday, while stressing that authorised vaccines work against variants of concern. “Right now, in the...

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...

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