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Festivals Commission backtracks on Ivena ban

Some overnight thinking and early morning fresh legal advice has prompted the Festivals Commission to back down from its stance that calypsonian Lena "Ivena" Phillip would not be allowed to perform if she didn't sign an indemnity agreement with the Festivals...

Sybil Walling: I did not do it for awards

By Neto Baptiste Former national netballer and regional administrator, Sybil Walling, said the time she dedicated to the sport and country came as a result of the love and passion she had for both - and requires no form of recognition in return. Speaking on the Good...

No knighthood for ‘Shipwreck’ – application for sports activist turned down

By Neto Baptiste An application for a knighthood made on behalf of popular sports and community activist, Stanfield “Shipwreck” Joseph, has been turned down by the National Honours Committee (NHC). This was confirmed by former president of the Empire Football Club and...

Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90

(BBC) - Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said. The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers. Sir Sean died peacefully in his...

Official recognition for JA’s new honorary consul

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade, EP Chet Greene, on Friday, presented an exequatur -- an official recognition by a government of a consul or other representative of a foreign state, authorising them to exercise office -- to the new Honorary Consul...

Country marks national dress day

Pride and patriotism were in the air yesterday as residents donned their madras for national dress day. People across the twin island nation got creative with the vibrant fabric in honour of the 39th anniversary of Independence from Britain. The country’s official...

Caricom praises the nation’s ‘resolute’ people amid Independence celebrations

“Remarkable progress” by a “resolute people”. Those were the words from Caricom leaders in paying tribute to Antigua and Barbuda’s 39th anniversary of Independence. The twin island nation marks the date tomorrow under the theme ‘one purpose, one vision, one nation’....

APUA hits the road

Paying utility bills just got easier thanks to the launch of APUA’s mobile payment centre which brings a variety of services direct to communities.  In addition to paying electricity and water demands, customers can also top up phones, buy handsets, and sign up...

Gov’t rolls out Christmas Barrel programme

By Carlena Knight The popular Dollar Barrel which has been a staple during the Christmas season for more than a decade, has been implemented. Cabinet made the decision to reinstate the initiative immediately after the October 29 expiration of the Pandemic Relief...

Award launched for female entrepreneurs, Dame Bridget Harris is inaugural award honoree

One female entrepreneur will receive an EC $7,000 cash prize, an invaluable amount of experience via coaching from seven established women in business, and the opportunity to support another female entrepreneur or cause she deems worthy. The NIA Mentor Award is an...

Sports Minister encourages associations to submit protocols

By Neto Baptiste Sports minister Daryll Matthew said all associations are being encouraged to present their plans and protocols to the Ministry of Sports as the government pursues a phased return to competitive sports across Antigua and Barbuda. His statement comes on...

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