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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...

Tax on small tourist accommodations to go before parliament this week

A controversial tax on all tourist accommodation which was set to be introduced last year but was delayed due to the Covidpandemic is to come before Parliament next week. The House of Representatives will convene next Thursday for first, second and third readings of a...

Firefighter alleged to have stolen from XPZ granted bail

The Senior Police Officer who allegedly stole a large sum of money from the XPZ supermarket while it was being destroyed by fire over a week ago, was granted bail in the High Court on Friday. Glenroy Weekes was arrested and charged with larceny, the unlawful...

GROW Antigua to hand over its first official Cannabis License.

History will be made on Monday, as the country will be handing over its first official Cannabis License. The Medicinal Cannabis Authority (the “MCA” or “Authority”) of Antigua and Barbuda which was established in 2019 pursuant to the Antigua and Barbuda Cannabis Act...

ABHTA donates equipment to the ABHTI

The Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI) recently received a donation of essential cooking equipment from the Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association (ABHTA).  The donation was made possible after a past student and lecturer,...

Local NGO names winners of animation competition

By Carlena Knight [email protected] Two females were crowned winners of the BarbudanGo’s animation project. BarbudanGo, a non-profit organisation established since 2018, operates out of Barbuda to give the community opportunities in the areas of...

Trial into theft of EC$80K ‘box’ money continues Monday

The trial of a man accused of playing a part in the theft of EC$80,000 from a savings ‘box’ held on behalf of Bolans residents continues on Monday. Rohan Jarvis is said to be a co-conspirator to a plan to break into the home of a retired government worker and steal...

Antigua and Barbuda on list to receive vaccine donations from the US

By Carlena Knight [email protected] Antigua and Barbuda has been confirmed as one of several Caribbean countries who will receive an undisclosed number of vaccines from the US. Health Minister Sir Molwyn Joseph confirmed these reports when he spoke to...

UPP Leader chides ‘political directorate’ for interfering in CIP matters

By Orville Williams [email protected] Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Harold Lovell is blaming political interference from the current administration for the bad publicity that has recently been clouding the country’s Citizenship by...

Consistency was key for Seales on hat-trick Windies debut

Debutant West Indies fast bowler Jayden Seales insists looking to maintain consistency was critical to his success, on a day when his hat-trick spell provided a rare bright spot on a tough start against South Africa. The 19-year-old Seales ended with figures of 34 for...

Nation bids farewell to former UPP candidate

By Carlena Knight [email protected] Tears, fond memories, plaudits and smiles were in abundance at the Holy Family Cathedral on Friday morning as Michael Burton’s loved ones gathered to remember the late politician. The former United Progressive Party...

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