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Subverting laws for YIDA is costing the environment: investigation shows

By Elesha George [email protected] An investigation of the Antigua and Barbuda Special Economic Zone (ABSEZ) has brought to the fore the scale of the changes that are already occurring with the construction of the two-billion  dollar development....

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...

Bethesda Golden Eagles Claim Super 40 Cricket Title

By Neto Baptiste CUB Bethesda Golden Eagles emerged champions of the State Insurance Corporation sponsored Super 40 Cricket Competition in Bethesda on Sunday, clinching a close contest against Anderson E. Carty Empire Nation by six wickets to claim top honours in the...

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 1,000-word (maximum) entries – of any literary genre or sub-genre – should be Caribbean in spirit. Entrants can write about anything but...

Local DJ breaks the mould with flourishing beverage business

By Carlena Knight [email protected] Antiguan disc jockey (DJ) Kwesi ‘DJ Crutches’ Jarvis continues to break the mould as the 27-year-old has stepped into the entrepreneurial realm. Juggling the entertainment life and a business could be strenuous for...

‘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...

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 importance at this time, in contrast to others who posit that a survey could be integral to governments using their resources to convincing others to be...

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 take the Covid-19 vaccine, registered 326 persons during the launch on Thursday. The hotline operates Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, also...

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...

40,000 vaccines to arrive on island this weekend

By Carlena Knight Forty thousand vials of the AstraZeneca vaccine are scheduled to arrive in the country on Sunday evening, as the Ministry of Health looks to ramp up its vaccination programme. Information Minister Melford Nicholas confirmed that development on Friday...

Do those who receive tax cuts spend or invest?

By Everson W Hull, PhD Recently, one of my very thoughtful friends with whom I seldom ever disagree suggested that: “…the folks that get tax cuts don’t spend; they invest…” We have seen up front the very damaging effects of policy actions that are aimed at punishing...

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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