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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...

Putin says Russian Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use

(BBC) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said a locally developed vaccine for Covid-19 has been given regulatory approval after less than two months of testing on humans. Mr Putin said the vaccine had passed all the required checks, adding that his daughter had...

Germany finds 1.5 tons of cocaine in rice shipment from Guyana

( - Customs officials in the port of Hamburg in Germany have unearthed what has been described as the largest single cocaine haul in the country in recent years. Officials in Germany are reporting that 1.5 tons of cocaine was found stashed in a container...

St. Vincent: 5,000 people get 2-week road cleaning jobs

(iwnsvg) - Over 5,000 persons are employed under the   annual “summer road cleaning programme”, which began last Thursday. The Roads, Building and General Services Authority) BRAGSA) is coordinating the programme. BRAGSA said that the 5,000 workers on the programme...

Documentary on plus-sized vacationing to be filmed in Antigua

By Latrishka Thomas With the aim of dismantling insecurities among fuller-figured tourists, the country’s very first plus-size resort will be the focus of a forthcoming eight-part documentary series, filmed on location in Antigua. Work is currently underway to...

Facemask wearing for young children ‘will be a challenge’ – CMO

By Carlena Knight News that children over the age of two will be required to wear facemasks at schools and daycares is proving controversial with parents. The policy was revealed in June when recommendations for the reopening of childcare centres were introduced and,...

No Covid test? Don’t board a plane to Antigua – Health Minister

By Elesha George [email protected] Covid-19 has placed a further cost on travel, as countries around the world attempt to reopen their economies for business. In Antigua and Barbuda, travellers are required to have a certificate declaring them Covid-free -...

Cruise workers to assist in Covid fight

By Elesha George [email protected] Workers from the St John’s Development Corporation (SJDC) who were made redundant when the coronavirus brought cruise tourism to a halt earlier this year will be temporarily reassigned to the Ministry of Health. A...

Covid testing won’t save us, sticking to health protocols will – pathologist

By Adia Wynter Coronavirus testing isn’t a licence for the public to “shirk responsibility” for keeping themselves and others safe from the illness. That was the word from Dr Lester Simon, consultant pathologist at Mount St John’s Medical Centre, who urged people to...

Police presence reported during Barbuda Council PLH site investigation

By Elesha George [email protected] The use of law enforcement continues to be exercised on Barbuda as division between the Barbuda Council and Peace, Love and Happiness (PLH) developers continues. On Monday, a handful of Council members and two...

Greene Impresses On Return To the Track

By Neto Baptiste National sprinter Cejhae Greene was impressive over the weekend as he returned to competition following a lengthy layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Antiguan clocked 10.38 seconds at the America Track League event held in Atlanta, Georgia on...

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