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Antigua-Barbuda's 60th Carnival gets a warm reception in Trinidad and Tobago

June 21, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda's 60th Carnival gets a warm reception in Trinidad and Tobago ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA), in conjunction with the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission, partnered last week in Trinidad and Tobago to launch the 60th anniversary of Antigua’s Carnival, which takes place from July 28 – August 7, 2017.

IMF concludes 2017 discussion on common policies of ECCU member countries

June 16, 2017
IMF concludes 2017 discussion on common policies of ECCU member countries WASHINGTON, USA -- On June 2, 2017, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 discussion on the common policies of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) in the context of the Article IV consultations with member countries. Favorable external...

Seaborne Airlines to resume service to Antigua

June 15, 2017
Seaborne Airlines to resume service to Antigua SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Seaborne Airlines has announced that non-stop service between the carrier’s hub in San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda, V.C. Bird International Airport, will resume starting on Friday, July 21, 2017. Seaborne Airlines and the Antigua...

Antigua-Barbuda strengthens ties and celebrates success at Caribbean Week

June 13, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda strengthens ties and celebrates success at Caribbean Week NEW YORK, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda is celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month in the US and Caribbean Week in New York with a strong presence and performance at this annual conference. Caribbean Week is the largest, most engaging regional tourism activity in the greater New York...

LIAT reaches agreement with pilots to end three-day strike

June 12, 2017
LIAT reaches agreement with pilots to end three-day strike ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- An agreement was reached on Friday evening between LIAT pilots and management to end a three-day strike by pilots that led to flight cancellations and disruption, stranding passengers throughout the region. According to reports, the pilots are to resume work immediately.

Phase II of Exercise Tradewinds 2017 set to begin in Trinidad

June 10, 2017
Phase II of Exercise Tradewinds 2017 set to begin in Trinidad PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Phase II of the international military exercise entitled Exercise Tradewinds 2017 will be conducted in Trinidad from June 13 – 17, 2017. Phase I is being held in Barbados from June 6 – 12, 2017. Tradewinds is a multi-national maritime security and disaster response...

Commentary: The ire of two prime ministers

June 9, 2017
Commentary: The ire of two prime ministers On May 29, two former prime ministers and leaders of opposing political parties in Antigua and Barbuda presented their nation’s parliament with one of those rare occasions in which, in a fiery debate, they were ‘singing from the same hymn sheet’ as the saying goes. The occasion was the introduction in the...

Eleven Caribbean projects selected for European funding

June 8, 2017
Eleven Caribbean projects selected for European funding GOSIER, Guadeloupe -- The second selection committee for the Interreg Caribbean Program 2014-2020 has made public the list of the 11 regional projects eligible for European funding. Many countries in the Caribbean will benefit from these projects, as follows: 1. TEECA: Set up a trade facilitation team and...

Citizenship consultants file defamation claim

June 6, 2017
Citizenship consultants file defamation claim DUBAI, UAE -- On May 28, 2017, global citizenship consultants Arton Capital initiated legal proceedings for alleged defamation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against the Investment Migration Council (IMC) and its former UAE representative office. Arton Capital has partnered with the governments of...

Argentina seeks Antigua bank account information in massive bribery probe

June 5, 2017
Argentina seeks Antigua bank account information in massive bribery probe ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Argentine prosecutors are asking their counterparts in Antigua and Barbuda to share information about accounts at a local bank that was used by Brazilian multinational construction company Odebrecht SA to pay bribes in a massive international corruption scandal.

Antigua-Barbuda film pioneers receive regional award for work on HIV/AIDS campaign

June 2, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda film pioneers receive regional award for work on HIV/AIDS campaign BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Antigua and Barbuda filmmaking team of Howard and Mitzi Allen have received the LIVE UP: Loyalty and Support Award for their work to help reduce stigma and discrimination for people living with HIV/AIDS across the Caribbean. The couple, who lead HAMAFilms...

DEA blasted for botched operations in Honduras

June 1, 2017
DEA blasted for botched operations in Honduras WASHINGTON, USA -- A scathing federal audit released this week by the Inspector General for the US Departments of Justice and State, has disclosed troubling details of a series of failed operations in Honduras by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that killed four innocent civilians.

USAID Caribbean clean energy program conducts energy efficiency training in Antigua

May 31, 2017
USAID Caribbean clean energy program conducts energy efficiency training in Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP), conducted an energy efficiency workshop in Antigua as part of its ongoing training program to support hotels across the region...

Robert De Niro and James Packer: Meet the odd couple behind the 'Paradise Found' Caribbean project

May 27, 2017
Robert De Niro and James Packer: Meet the odd couple behind the 'Paradise Found' Caribbean project ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Paradise Found is the luxury quarter-of-a-billion dollar complex currently under construction on the island of Barbuda, and being bankrolled by Hollywood legend Robert De Niro and billionaire movie mogul James Packer. But how did this seemingly odd couple morph into a canny...

Dominica and Antigua-Barbuda attorneys to provide competing testimony at bribery trial in New York

May 26, 2017
Dominica and Antigua-Barbuda attorneys to provide competing testimony at bribery trial in New York NEW YORK, USA -- Dominican-born and former Antigua-Barbuda attorney general, Justin Simon, and prominent Antiguan attorney Dr David Dorsett will form part of the federal trial of Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, which is about to commence in New York next week. Both attorneys have...

Antigua-Barbuda launches new digital campaign for the summer: Summer Lovin'

May 25, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda launches new digital campaign for the summer: Summer Lovin' NEW YORK, USA -- The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) (US office) has launched a new digital summer campaign called Summer Lovin’ that will run from May 15 to September 15 for an early start to the busy summer season. The tagline Summer Lovin’ acts as the perfect umbrella for...

LIAT pilots give management June 1 ultimatum to honour agreement

May 24, 2017
LIAT pilots give management June 1 ultimatum to honour agreement ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- According to a statement issued on Monday by the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA), its relationship with the airline is currently strained and has deteriorated to an all-time low and the pilots have given management a June 1 deadline to avoid further escalation.

Antigua-Barbuda's marketing strategy reviewed as tourism heads meet

May 24, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda's marketing strategy reviewed as tourism heads meet ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Exploring opportunities for tourism growth in key source markets was the focus for the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) at a planning retreat held last Friday. In attendance were marketing teams from the destination’s North American, United Kingdom...

OECS foreign ministers conclude third Council meeting

May 23, 2017
OECS foreign ministers conclude third Council meeting BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- OECS ministers of foreign affairs concluded a successful meeting of the Council of Ministers - Foreign Affairs (COMFA) on May 17, 2017, in Barbados, under the chairmanship of Charles Fernandez, minister for foreign affairs, international trade and immigration...

National consultation on marijuana held in Antigua-Barbuda

May 23, 2017
National consultation on marijuana held in Antigua-Barbuda ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The formal regional conversation on marijuana in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continued on Monday with a national consultation in Antigua and Barbuda. The Regional Marijuana Commission hosted three focus group discussions and a town hall meeting.

Antigua-Barbuda strengthens diplomatic outreach in Canada

May 19, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda strengthens diplomatic outreach in Canada OTTAWA, Canada -- Sir Ronald Sanders has been accredited by the government of Canada as Antigua and Barbuda’s non-resident high commissioner.   The accreditation took place on Monday prior to Sanders' attendance at a diplomatic retreat on Tuesday organised by the Canadian government.

Antigua-Barbuda ambassador warns OAS against 'politics of exclusion'

May 11, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda ambassador warns OAS against 'politics of exclusion' WASHINGTON, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, on Wednesday sounded a warning to OAS member countries against “the politics of exclusion” and meetings, headed by powerful nations, which then seek to impose...

Antigua Bermuda Race gets underway on Friday

May 10, 2017
Antigua Bermuda Race gets underway on Friday ST JOHN’S, Antigua --- Following on from the overwhelming success of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, an impressive range of yachts from all over the world will depart from Antigua on their 935 nautical mile race to Bermuda on Friday. There will be one start for the 21-boat fleet racing...

St Kitts-Nevis joins regional rejection of US State Department report

May 9, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis joins regional rejection of US State Department report BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The federal government of St Kitts and Nevis has joined the chorus of outspoken criticism leveled at the 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) published in March by the US Department of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement...

'Showcase Antigua Barbuda' offers new travel business with major developments to watch

May 9, 2017
'Showcase Antigua Barbuda' offers new travel business with major developments to watch ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Tourism buyers from the United Kingdom, Europe and North America will meet tourism suppliers from Antigua and Barbuda as well as nearby destinations, at the upcoming ‘Showcase Antigua Barbuda’ to be held in Antigua from May 17, 2017. The annual business development...

Antigua Sailing Week: A golden year

May 8, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week: A golden year ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The grand awards ceremony for Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson's Dockyard and the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a fitting venue for the 50th edition of this historic occasion. Thousands of sailors attended the ceremony and whilst all of the respective class...

Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 4: Discards reshuffle the pack

May 6, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 4: Discards reshuffle the pack ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The penultimate day of racing at the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was held in near perfect conditions off the south coast of Antigua. The Caribbean surf and sea state had moderated in comparison to the start of the regatta, but the strength of the competition was undiminished.

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