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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...

Sale of cruise tickets performing well

Ticket sales are said to be performing well as plans advance for Crystal Cruise lines to begin homeporting operations in Antigua and Barbuda beginning this summer. Travelers eager to sail the region were able to begin making bookings on the 20th of April. General...

‘50 years, and we jamming still,’ Senator Lewis says as he congratulates Halcyon Steel

“It has been 50 years, and we jamming still; 50 years, with musical talent and skill; 50 years of pan music in the air; 50 years, with passion, style and flair; 50 years of providing the nation with pulsating steelpan music that helped in uniting us as a people,”...

Accident victim succumbs to injuries

By Elesha George [email protected] A motorist who hit a woman while driving on Joseph Lane in St John’s more than two weeks ago, may face upgraded charges after the victim died on Friday morning. Head of Traffic, Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Rodney...

PAHO urges greater participation from the public amid fall-off in vaccinations

By Orville Williams With the drastic reduction in the number of residents coming forward for Covid-19 vaccinations within the last few weeks, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Antiguans and Barbudans to step up and play their role in getting the...

ABBA official speaks on impact of Barbudan basketballer’s possible NBA Draft success

By Carlena Knight Second Vice President of the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Byron Andrew says it would be an inspirational moment if Barbudan basketballer Kevin ‘Loopy’ Samuel is drafted to the NBA. Samuel, who plays for Texas Christian University...

Bar owners looking forward to positive discussions on reopening

By Orville Williams Some bar owners and others that operate establishments within that realm have expressed confidence that discussions with the government regarding a potential reopening should go well, despite past concerns. These establishments are among the few...

CWI CEO weighs in on India’s possibility to host T20 World Cup

By Carlena Knight Cricket West Indies (CWI) CEO Johnny Grave says he is still hopeful that the Men’s T20 World Cup can be played in India. The ICC Men's T20 World Cup is the international championship of Twenty20 International cricket. Organized by cricket's governing...

For our Vincentian neighbours

Emergency EMT Kiana Luciano stands by the Antigua and Barbuda Search and Rescue (ABSAR) station in Falmouth Harbour, which is a drop-off location for relief items for the victims of the volcanic eruption on Saint Vincent. (Photo by Edwin Gifford)

Cruise tourism could return to St John’s in two months

By Orville Williams Cruise tourism could return to St John’s in as early as two months, and the many business operators within that sector are being encouraged to vaccinate their staff ahead of welcoming the long-awaited visitors to our shores. An announcement earlier...

Quarantine requirements reduced for fully vaccinated, Covid negative travellers

By Orville Williams Passengers arriving in Antigua and Barbuda will now be allowed to complete only one week of quarantine – instead of the previous two weeks – once they can prove that they have been fully vaccinated and test negative for Covid-19. The Cabinet...

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