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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...

Antigua and Barbuda records 14 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 Center (MSJMC) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have revealed fourteen new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and...

Charges dismissed against Serpent

It was good news from the court for Observer's managing director Algernon ‘Serpent’ Watts’ today, after charges brought against him in 2019 were dismissed. The charges surrounded an alleged fracas between the well-known radio personality, who is now the United...

Breaking News

The country’s Covid count has soared by more than a dozen in the last two days, reliable inside sources tell Observer. The exact numbers are still to be confirmed – and the Ministry of Health has not released a dashboard since Monday – but the latest statistics are...

A good neighbour

The scriptures are quite clear that we are indeed our brothers’ keepers.  In other words, we ought to be concerned about the well-being of each other; we ought to “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” The Biblical parable of the good...

Injunction against Barbuda’s PLH development lifted

By Elesha George [email protected] Developers behind the Peace, Love and Happiness (PLH) project on Barbuda have been granted court permission to resume work at their golf course site in Palmetto Point. It is the latest development in an ongoing...

Dozens of restaurants and bars assessed for maximum Covid capacity

By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] Health officials have reassessed more than 40 restaurants and bars across Antigua to determine how many customers each establishment can safely accommodate to contain the spread of Covid-19. Chief Health Inspector...

PLH accused of ‘greenwashing amid environmental destruction’

By Elesha George [email protected] "They don't even know what they have destroyed and that is the awful thing about it,” remarked marine biologist John Mussington, as he recalled the apparent destruction of sand dunes and wildlife habitats at Palmetto...

Principal fumes over used condoms, drugs discarded on school premises

Principal of the Bendals Primary School, José Joseph By Neto Baptiste Used condoms, plastic bags with remnants of marijuana, along with scissors, knives and broken bottles, are just some of the dangerous items being left for primary schoolers to discover in the...

Country’s ‘oldest twins’ celebrate 95th birthday

By Theresa Goodwin [email protected] Two sisters – believed to be Antigua and Barbuda’s oldest set of twins - are today celebrating their 95th birthday. Leah “Miss George” Solomon and Elfreda “Tiny” Abbott were born on January 27 1926 to the...

Bright scholar brings medical skills back home

An eminent local scholar has returned home to the twin island nation after completing her medical training to follow in her parents’ esteemed footsteps. Dr Nicole Roberts, daughter of obstetrician Dr Gwendolyn Fevrier-Roberts and ENT surgeon Dr George Roberts,...

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