Tag Archives: Antigua

  1. European Commission’s Frans Timmermans travels to Antigua & Barbuda for climate talks

    In the run up to COP26 Climate Change meeting in Glasgow, European Commission, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans is visiting to Antigua and Barbuda, until 22nd September, for talks with Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who currently chairs the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). The EU and AOSIS are long-standing partners in international climate negotiations, and […]

    September 19, 2021NatureNo comments
  2. HID Global Civil Registry Solution Advances Antigua and Barbuda’s Transformation to a Digital Society

    HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that Antigua and Barbuda has deployed HID® Integrale™ for CRVS to modernize the country’s civil registry system. The solution helps the country embark on a digital transformation by enabling the secure registration and reporting of life events of residents and visitors, and offers a […]

    March 22, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  3. Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister debunks UK claim of Variant

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne dismissed to inaccurate information in media in the United Kingdom and the Caribbean, alleging that “an Antigua variant” has been discovered in the UK by Public Health England (PHE) – an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister […]

    March 16, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  4. Caribbean Diplomat named to London University Committee

    Veteran Caribbean diplomat, Sir Ronald Sanders, has been named to a 10-person committee to conduct an inquiry into the future of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London. The announcement of the Committee members was made today by the University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Wendy Thompson. The Committee will be chaired by Sir Malcolm Rifkind, a […]

    January 17, 2021EducationNo comments
  5. Antigua and Barbuda’s CDC rating to be de-escalated tomorrow Monday

    The level of Antigua and Barbuda’s categorisation by the US CDC will be deescalated to Level 2 tomorrow Monday 30th November. Foreign Affairs Minister E.P. Chet Greene disclosed that, following intervention by Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, CDC provided advance information, in writing, last Thursday that the Travel Health […]

    November 29, 2020HealthNo comments

    A 32-year old Registered Nurse tending to COVID-19 patients at a hospital Intensive Care Unit in both Curaçao and St. Maarten, who later contracted the virus himself, is among regional winners in this year’s inaugural Unsung Frontline Heroes initiative. The programme, designed by CIBC FirstCaribbean through its ComTrust Foundation to unearth the work of persons […]

    October 28, 2020Breaking News, Featured, Health1 comment
  7. Antigua and Barbuda congratulates new IDB President

    Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne congratulated Mauricio Claver-Carone on his election as new President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The election by the Board of Governors of the IDB took place in Washington, the headquarters of the Bank. Mr.Claver-Carone, who was nominated by the Government of the United States of America, was […]

    September 14, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  8. When can you travel to the Caribbean again?

    It’s every tourist dream to visit the Caribbean. With their deep blue, silver waters, tropical breeze, swaying palm trees, and warm sunny days, it’s the perfect spot to spend your holiday with friends and family. However, tourism has remained as one of the activities cancelled in 2020 due to the ongoing global health concerns.  Fortunately, […]

    June 11, 2020Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments

    American Airlines resumed daily service to V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) in Antigua from Miami International Airport (MIA), marking a significant milestone for the airline as it resumed operations to the Caribbean since COVID-19 travel restrictions were instituted. Flight 2405, which landed at ANU at 10:56 p.m., was piloted by Antiguan First Officer Brian Chase. […]

    June 10, 2020Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  10. Queen Elizabeth II recognises Antiguan volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award

    Queen Elizabeth II recognised Rose-Mary Reynolds of Antigua and Barbuda, as the 122nd Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary service engaging young people in social action. As part of the legacy of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London 2018, Her Majesty The Queen – as Head of the Commonwealth […]

    January 2, 2020CultureNo comments
  11. Harvard University with Antigua and Barbuda agree cooperation

    Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, revealed the President of Harvard University, Dr. Lawrence Bacow, responded to his advocacy for a programme of cooperation between Harvard University and the Five Islands Campus of the University of the West Indies in Antigua. The Prime Minister said that Dr. Bacow has indicated the willingness of Harvard […]

    December 11, 2019EducationNo comments
  12. Antigua and Barbuda praises Bolivian President for Electoral Decision

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organisation of American States, Sir Ronald Sanders, wrote to the Chair of the OAS Permanent Council, hailing the decision of the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, to hold fresh Presidential elections, following the findings of “irregularities” by an OAS audit of the October 20th presidential elections. After consultations with […]

    November 12, 2019Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  13. Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister tells U.S. agencies correspondent banking relations as important to U.S. as to Caribbean

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, in a packed two-day visit to Washington, DC has told US agencies that the provision of correspondent banking relations (CBRs) to Caribbean banks by global banks in the US is as important to the US as it is to the Caribbean. US banks have been withdrawing CBRs from […]

    October 17, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  14. Antigua Public Utilities Authority will host CaribNOG regional meeting this month

    The Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) will hold its eighteenth regional meeting from September 25 to 27, hosted by the Antigua Public Utilities Authority. “APUA is pleased to partner with the Caribbean Group of Network Operators in hosting CaribNOG 18. As a local telecom operator, we welcome the opportunity to bring stakeholders together to discuss […]

    September 5, 2019TechnologyNo comments
  15. Government of Antigua & Barbuda and Digicel Reach Agreement

    Digicel just revealed they reached an amicable agreement with the Government of Antigua & Barbuda in regard to the provision of future spectrum arrangements to enhance telephony and Internet services in the country. Digicel welcomes this positive engagement and believes this signals a new era of constructive relations with the Government and will benefit citizens, […]

    September 2, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Antigua and Barbuda expresses concern and disappointment over Indian Minister’s mistaken statement

    The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has expressed its disappointment and concern over a statement reported to have been made by Nirmala Sitharaman, the Minister of Finance of the Government of India, concerning Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Programme and Mr. Mehul Choksi. According to the reports by several Indian media outlets, available on […]

    June 12, 2019Breaking News, PoliticalNo comments
  17. International and Caribbean Cast for Latest HAMAFilms Antigua Production, Deep Blue

    Antigua and Barbuda’s burgeoning film industry is getting a major boost this week, as the nation’s most celebrated film production company, HAMAFilms, begins production of its fifth motion picture, Deep Blue. The film, which tells the tale of an environmentalist and an architect who are in love and war over a development project, is the […]

    May 21, 2019Cinema, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Harris Paints Set for Further Growth as it Increases Caribbean Stake with Antigua Purchase

    The Harris Paints Group has extended their reach throughout the Caribbean with the recent purchase of the assets of Lee Wind Paints. The acquisition gives the company, sole manufacturing rights in Antigua. Harris Paints is a well-known brand in Antigua and has been the established market leader for many years supplied through Paints Plus, located […]

    August 26, 2018BusinessNo comments
  19. Rum Producers Tackle Competitiveness Challenges in Trinidad Meeting

    Regional rum producers, members of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association, WIRSPA, completed a round of meetings in Trinidad last week. As the region’s largest agro-based export product, industry leaders addressed a range of issues which impact the ability of the sector to achieve international competitiveness. Speaking at a tasting of Authentic Caribbean […]

    July 9, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  20. UK and Antiguan experts partner on sustainable marine development

    team of UK experts from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) was in Antigua to share their decades of experience in commissioning and reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), which explore the level of environmental risks of any development and allow Government to make informed decisions. The workshop was hosted by the Department […]

    April 15, 2018NatureNo comments
  21. Hornets to play without Ian Coke

    Hornets’ Ian Coke leaves the field on a stretcher, he couldn’t finish the Premier Division match against Young Men’s Social Club. The footballer injured his knee only a few seconds before the interval. A simple misstep forced the player to leave the game, which eventually ended with Dandy Town’s 7:3 triumph. Coke is now forced […]

    March 19, 2018Breaking News, Featured, FootballNo comments
  22. 11 Caribbean countries remove significant amounts of obsolete pesticides stocks and hazardous wastes resulting in healthier, more sustainable food production

    In a commitment to agricultural safety, food security, environmental and human health, eleven Caribbean countries are now free from significant quantities of hazardous pesticide waste, as well as their contaminated containers and stores. The removal of 319 tonnes of obsolete pesticides stocks and related wastes was confirmed by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the […]

    November 18, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  23. Antigua & Barbuda Renews Commitment to the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase

    Antigua & Barbuda has recommitted to supporting the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase, which is a platform for sharing quality audio-visual content from across the region. Howard and Mitzi Allen of HAMAFilms Antigua recently attended the Meeting of the Coordinating Committees in Havana, Cuba to share their experience of producing the TCFS on behalf of the […]

    July 18, 2017CinemaNo comments
  24. U.S. Embassy Hosts Entrepreneurship Program in the Eastern Caribbean

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to host a traveling program focused on entrepreneurship. The program traveled to Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and Barbados, and targeted entrepreneurship students at the tertiary level, and young entrepreneurs. At each engagement, the film, “Generation Startup” was screened, and the Embassy was […]

    April 16, 2017EducationNo comments

    A Charter for the public services of the Caribbean was endorsed at a Ministerial Symposium that took place at the Jolly Beach Hotel in Antigua and Barbuda. The Charter identifies components of a professional and effective public service. It establishes a general framework of guiding principles, policies and management mechanisms reflecting a common commitment of […]

    March 26, 2017NatureNo comments