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The Wadadli Pen 2021 Challenge invites reflection on ‘2020’

The Wadadli Youth Pen Prize returns with its latest challenge to writers and artists in Antigua and Barbuda. As in the past, the...

Local DJ breaks the mould with flourishing beverage business

By Carlena Knight [email protected] Antiguan disc jockey (DJ) Kwesi ‘DJ Crutches’ Jarvis continues to...

Regional researcher says time should be used to inoculate, not conduct surveys

Director of Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) is of the opinion that a survey is not of the utmost...

Opening day of Covid-19 vaccination hotline records over 300 registrations

The Covid-19 Vaccine Registration Hotline established as part of the government’s education campaign to encourage to...

Gov’t plans to vaccinate 80,000 in 35 days

See below the full Cabinet report by Chief of Staff Lionel 'Max' Hurst reprinted. HURST REPORTS ON CABINET OF Thursday...

Vaccine registration system overwhelmed within a day of going live

But Health Ministry welcomes high volume of interest and vows problems will be ironed out By Orville Williams The...

Restaurants lament further losses due to 6pm curfew

Restaurants are reporting losses of more than 50 percent since the latest, shorter curfew hours came into effect on...

Barbuda Council called on to account for ‘idle’ shredder

Last year, a Komplet company representative estimated the Barbuda Landfill could be cleared in two weeks, using the...

Entrepreneurs urged to consider untapped markets for sustainable product exports

By Orville Williams With a largely untapped market for local sustainable products, entrepreneurs in Antigua and...

Leroy King sentenced to 10 years for role in Stanford Ponzi scheme

The former chief of Antigua’s Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) was sentenced today to 10 years in...

Heartbroken medics remember brave toddler who ‘fought to the end’

by Gemma Handy [email protected] Brave toddler Micah Kitt always found the energy to wave a hello to the...

Mentally ill man pleads guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility

A mentally ill man who was charged with murdering a woman in 1997 has admitted to a lesser charge of manslaughter by...

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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...

Ten Ticketed for Breaching Social Gathering Protocols

The Police continue to appeal to residents of Antigua and Barbuda to desist from engaging in any form of illegal gatherings, and adhere to all Covid-19 Health Protocols. On Sunday 14th February, ten people were ticketed by members of the Joint Task Force for breaching...

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Barbuda Council called on to account for ‘idle’ shredder

Barbuda Council called on to account for ‘idle’ shredder

Last year, a Komplet company representative estimated the Barbuda Landfill could be cleared in two weeks, using the Komplet Krokodile Mobile Shredder The Barbuda Council is being asked to account for the alleged failure to make adequate use of a costly mobile...

Entrepreneurs urged to consider untapped markets for sustainable product exports

By Orville Williams With a largely untapped market for local sustainable products, entrepreneurs in Antigua and Barbuda and the wider Caribbean are being encouraged to equip themselves with the adequate knowledge and move to further infiltrate territories like Europe...

Leroy King sentenced to 10 years for role in Stanford Ponzi scheme

The former chief of Antigua’s Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for his role in connection with a $7 billion Ponzi scheme involving the Stanford International Bank (SIB). Leroy King, 74, of Dickenson Bay,...

Heartbroken medics remember brave toddler who ‘fought to the end’

by Gemma Handy [email protected] Brave toddler Micah Kitt always found the energy to wave a hello to the nurses caring for him even as his health deteriorated, grieving medics told Observer yesterday. Head of the hospital’s paediatric unit Dr Shivon...

Mentally ill man pleads guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility

A mentally ill man who was charged with murdering a woman in 1997 has admitted to a lesser charge of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility when he was arraigned yesterday in the High Court. Wilson Adams is now convicted of killing 61-year-old Gabrielle...

Registration now open for vaccines

By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] Residents wishing to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine to provide protection against the dreaded coronavirus can now register through a number of options made available by the Ministry of Health. Registration can be...

Another six-week wait for ‘no case submission’ decision in Bruce Greenaway murder case

By Latrishka Thomas [email protected] As courts on island continue to hear only new matters, the public will have to wait another six weeks to find out whether there is a case against the four people accused of Bruce Greenaway’s murder. Yesterday,...

Strong literacy programme being restored at Greenbay Primary

The literacy programme at Greenbay Primary School recently received a major boost through a $10,000 donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank to purchase equipment, books, supplies and other resources. The school approached CIBC FirstCaribbean for its support and the...

Entrepreneurs collaborate to donate much needed supplies to nurses

The Antigua & Barbuda Nurses Association (ABNA) were on the receiving end of another example of goodwill during the Covid-19 pandemic. Well known philanthropist, Nigel Pigott -- whose mother Bernice Pigott was a nurse in the government service for decades --...

Agriculture officials recognise 2021 as international year of fruits and vegetables

By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] The Minister of Agriculture has partnered with the Ministry of Health and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to launch a series of activities designed to promote 2021 as the international year of...

Working parents share their struggles coping with the burden of remote learning

by Theresa Goodwin [email protected] It’s been roughly three weeks since schools in Antigua and Barbuda closed their doors for the second time in a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, forcing students to carry on their lessons through a screen,...

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‘Alzarri Joseph partnership (against Bangladesh) was great to be a part of’ – Joshua Da Silva

Of all the important partnerships that Joshua Da Silva featured in during the West Indies successful Test series against Bangladesh, there was one that the Trinidadian wicketkeeper-batsman said he enjoyed the most. During the two-Test series, the impressive young...

Sailing Week committee says plans in motion for 2022

By Neto Baptiste Planning has started for the 2022 instalment of Antigua Sailing Week (ASW) with organisers set to utilise the period allocated for the now-cancelled 2021 edition as an opportunity to jumpstart public awareness. This is according to ASW President and...

Super 40 Final, Third Place Matches Bumped From Sir Viv

By Neto Baptiste The final and third place matches in the State Insurance Corporation (SIC) Super 40 Competition slated for this weekend, have been bumped from the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. Jennings were slated to take on New Winthorpes Lions on Saturday,...

Unsafe Roads, Covid-19 Concerns Force Cycling Federation To Postpone Upcoming Race

By Neto Baptiste The Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation (ABCF) has postponed the staging of its “Complete the Concrete Race” slated for Sunday in the Freetown area. This, according to president of the federation St Clair Williams, who said a number of factors...

Matthew shoots down talks of public paying to use YASCO, saying ‘that position will never receive my support’

By Neto Baptiste Minister of Sports Daryll Matthew does not support talks of imposing a fee for public use of the YASCO Sports Complex, but accepts usage of the facility must be better managed going forward. His statement comes on the heels of further suggestions by...

CWI president Ricky Skerritt: Anyone meeting requirements is entitled to challenge

By Neto Baptiste Despite the ongoing disquiet in Guyana involving the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and that country’s government, President of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Ricky Skerritt said any candidate who qualifies to hold office within the organisation should and...

Sailing Week committee says plans in motion for 2022

By Neto Baptiste Planning has started for the 2022 instalment of Antigua Sailing Week (ASW) with organisers set to utilise the period allocated for the now-cancelled 2021 edition as an opportunity to jumpstart public awareness. This is according to ASW President and...

Super 40 Final, Third Place Matches Bumped From Sir Viv

By Neto Baptiste The final and third place matches in the State Insurance Corporation (SIC) Super 40 Competition slated for this weekend, have been bumped from the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. Jennings were slated to take on New Winthorpes Lions on Saturday,...

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INTERNATIONAL: WHO scheme Covax delivers first vaccines

Ghana has become the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines through the Covax vaccine-sharing initiative. A delivery of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Accra on Wednesday. The first recipients are due to be healthcare workers. The Covax...

GUYANA: Two more COVID deaths take toll to 192

Two more persons died on Tuesday from COVID-19, taking the country’s death toll to 192. The Ministry of Health in a statement revealed that two males – a 48-year-old from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and a 63-year-old from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West...

REGIONAL: Barbados has been removed from EU blacklist

(Barbados Today) - Barbados has been removed from the European Union (EU) list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, the European Council announced Monday. Dominica has however been added to the blacklist. In a statement the EU group said: “The Council...

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