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Subtle but key differences in Caribbean citizenship programmes

March 23, 2017
Subtle but key differences in Caribbean citizenship programmes MIAMI, USA -- It is often tempting to lump together the five citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes of the Eastern Caribbean, with investors assuming that the only difference is the reputation of the island or the price of the passport. This is clearly not the case. While they often share many...

Antigua-Barbuda announces new head of citizenship unit

March 22, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda announces new head of citizenship unit ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced the appointment of the first national of Antigua and Barbuda, Charmaine Quinland-Donovan, to head the country’s important Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU). Quinland-Donovan’s appointment takes...

Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora

March 22, 2017
Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Antigua to Bermuda Race starting on Friday 12th May is proving highly popular with a huge variety of competitors eager to take on the challenge of a true ocean race to Bermuda; the home of the 35th America's Cup. The fascinating array of yachts, as rich in history as...

Trump may be doing something amazing for the Caribbean

March 21, 2017
Trump may be doing something amazing for the Caribbean WASHINGTON, USA -- In the words of British comedian John Oliver, “…sometimes out of sheer coincidence he (US President Donald Trump) happens to do something amazing.” In this instance, that something amazing for the Caribbean may be “draining the swamp” in the State Department...

Antigua-Barbuda cruise sector on a growth path

March 20, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda cruise sector on a growth path FORT LAUDERDALE, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda can expect to see steady growth in its cruise ship visitor arrivals over the next two seasons. This was revealed at the recently concluded Seatrade Global Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where one of the hottest topics was the unprecedented...

Commonwealth trade a non-starter for Britain and the Caribbean

March 18, 2017
Commonwealth trade a non-starter for Britain and the Caribbean LONDON, England -- What was described as an “historic meeting” of Commonwealth trade and investment ministers in London recently, in an attempt to make use of the “Commonwealth advantage” to boost trade within the 52-member bloc, is more likely to prove to be an...

Antigua-Barbuda receives US$45.9 million loan to upgrade roads

March 18, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda receives US$45.9 million loan to upgrade roads BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$45.9 million to assist the government of Antigua and Barbuda with the development and management of a reliable and sustainable road sector. The loan will be used to rehabilitate 27.76 km of existing...

Antigua-Barbuda rejects US narcotics control report

March 17, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda rejects US narcotics control report ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The government of Antigua and Barbuda said on Thursday that the 2017 US International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INSCR 2017) misrepresents the situation with regard to its citizenship by investment programme and its AML/CTF regimes.

Virgin Holidays partners with Antigua-Barbuda in first ever destination take-over

March 15, 2017
Virgin Holidays partners with Antigua-Barbuda in first ever destination take-over ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) has stepped up advertising efforts in the United Kingdom ahead of the traditional April sales period to increase summer business for the twin-island destination. “We felt the need to create a boost in Summer 2017...

WINAIR, Air France and KLM teams meet in Antigua

March 14, 2017
WINAIR, Air France and KLM teams meet in Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- On Tuesday March 7, 2017, WINAIR, Air France and KLM held a joint sales and marketing meeting in Antigua. Presenters were Claudio Buncamper representing WINAIR and Martijn Ten Broecke representing Air France and KLM. The objective was to raise awareness that...

Antigua-Barbuda takes leading role in clean energy

March 11, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda takes leading role in clean energy ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The twin-island state Antigua and Barbuda has taken a leading role in terms of clean energy supply in the Caribbean. This leadership has been strengthened through the completion of 11 solar installations on the small private island Jumby Bay in the north of Antigua.

Commentary: Alternative facts and undisclosed sources in citizenship by investment

March 10, 2017
Commentary: Alternative facts and undisclosed sources in citizenship by investment The citizenship by investment programme (CIP), operated by many countries in the world, including the US, Spain, Switzerland, Malta and Portugal to name a few, is particularly misrepresented in relation to the small countries in the Eastern Caribbean. At the outset, I make it clear that this commentary...

ECCU countries would default on debts without CBI revenue

March 9, 2017
ECCU countries would default on debts without CBI revenue BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis (WINN) -- Chairman of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne, speaking to how critical funds from citizenship by investment (CBI) programs are to the ECCU countries...

OECS member states to strengthen regional CBI programmes

March 7, 2017
OECS member states to strengthen regional CBI programmes BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, outgoing chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority, said that, although regional integration is a work in progress, the member states and the OECS Commission...

OECS discusses ocean governance and policy

March 7, 2017
OECS discusses ocean governance and policy CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Representatives from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines, participated in the sixth meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)...

ECCU at critical economic juncture, says ECCB governor

March 3, 2017
ECCU at critical economic juncture, says ECCB governor BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- According to Timothy Antoine, governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) is at a critical juncture coming on the heels of the economic difficulties of the recent past and a future pregnant with uncertainty...

OECS member states develop curriculum framework for tourism institute

March 2, 2017
OECS member states develop curriculum framework for tourism institute ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Representatives from all member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) participating in the OECS Network of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Training and Education (NETHTE) project assembled in Antigua and Barbuda from from February 22 - 23.

Antigua-Barbuda implements diplomatic regulatory framework

March 1, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda implements diplomatic regulatory framework ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has announced that the Cabinet is implementing its recently announced policy on diplomatic representation and accreditation. The Cabinet based its policy on recommendations prepared by Sir Ronald Sanders...

Antigua-Barbuda explores new airline partnerships

February 27, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda explores new airline partnerships ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda tourism and airport officials combined their marketing efforts to attend the tenth Routes Americas Conference in Las Vegas, where earlier this month they met with some of the most influential aviation professionals from across the Americas region.

Antigua-Barbuda law enforcement manager to participate in US government-sponsored leadership program

February 25, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda law enforcement manager to participate in US government-sponsored leadership program ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The manager of the Counter Narcotics Operational Team in the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) in Antigua and Barbuda, Marcia Edwards, is traveling to the United States to participate in the US Department of State’s International...

Antigua-Barbuda's Run in Paradise half-marathon set for May 28

February 25, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda's Run in Paradise half-marathon set for May 28 ST JOHN’S, Antigua --A record number of runners on the international, regional and national running scenes are expected to register by February 28 to receive a special rate for the third annual Run in Paradise, hosted in beautiful Antigua and Barbuda. Run in Paradise, which is set for May 28...

Antigua-Barbuda to use Windies cricket to increase brand awareness

February 24, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda to use Windies cricket to increase brand awareness ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda, the official tourism partner of the Windies, will use the upcoming West Indies vs England One Day Internationals (ODIs) on March 3 and March 5 to promote the destination brand. The millions of viewers around the world, who will be watching the games via live streaming...

RORC Caribbean 600: Epic win for Bella Mente

February 24, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Epic win for Bella Mente ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The All-American Maxi72 battle in the RORC Caribbean 600 lived up to expectations with Hap Fauth's Bella Mente and George Sakellaris' Proteus enjoying an epic match race. The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted...

Antigua-Barbuda implements recommended diplomatic regulatory framework

February 23, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda implements recommended diplomatic regulatory framework LONDON, England -- The recent decision by the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda to approve a new policy on diplomatic representation and accreditation was based in part on the Global Investor Immigration Council’s (GIIC) regulatory recommendations. The GIIC is the investor immigration...

Antigua-Barbuda to host ICT week and symposium

February 23, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda to host ICT week and symposium ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The rapid pace of innovation in information and communication technologies (ICT) is impacting every aspect of Caribbean life. There is a clarion call for the region to keep abreast with and understand the potential of these new and revolutionary technologies to overcome...

RORC Caribbean 600: Multihull line honours for Phaedo3

February 23, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Multihull line honours for Phaedo3 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- While the multihull race record was not broken this year, Phaedo3 and Maserati had an incredible 600 mile high-speed duel. Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo3 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Tuesday at 21 hrs 20 mins 46 secs AST, taking multihull line honours.

RORC Caribbean 600: Rambler 88 takes monohull line honours

February 23, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Rambler 88 takes monohull line honours ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday at 11 hrs 56 mins 17 secs AST taking monohull line honours. This year was David's third line honours win in the RORC Caribbean 600. However, the record set by his previous boat...

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