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Monday, July 19, 2010

With a changed political landscape, Prime Minister Winston Baldwin Spencer, announced that he is fully prepared to abide by the judgment of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal. Should Justice Blenman’s ruling be upheld, Antiguans and Barbudans will have to decide between Opposition Leader... read more...



Saturday, July 17, 2010

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The office of Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer announced on Friday that Antigua and Barbuda has established diplomatic relations with the Philippines, at a signing ceremony held at the Philippines UN Mission in New York. “I am pleased to inform the nation that our Ambassador... read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

My article, ‘Wrong Track Wrong Direction,’ underscored several issues that inspired stimulating responses. Some respondents’ comments reflected a wide array of emotional and political ideas, while others were quite thoughtful in their analysis. There were those who bemoaned untenable arguments... read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda has established diplomatic relations with Egypt, in a signing ceremony held at the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations in New York on Friday. “Our UN Ambassador Dr John W, Ashe and his counterpart from the Egypt, Ambassador Maged Abdelaziz,  jointly signed... read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

ST JOHNS, Antigua -- LIME Antigua has filed suit in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court against Digicel seeking to have Digicel cease and desist, with immediate effect, from illegally bypassing LIME’s international network. LIME is also seeking redress in the sum of EC$23 million. read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

I read Peter Richards’ article ‘Antigua Threatens Sanctions Against the United States’ on Caribarena’s online news with intense interest. I distilled that PM Spencer is expressing a certain brand of ‘righteous anger’ over the United States’ refusal to settle the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling with Antigua. read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) --- A federal judge in Houston has denied Allen Stanford's request for bail a third time, saying the Texas financier can while locked up properly prepare his defense against charges he ran a $7 billion Ponzi scheme. US District Judge David Hittner rejected Stanford's argument that... read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- The government of Antigua and Barbuda has enlisted the help of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in its bid to have the United States comply with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on an Internet gambling dispute between the two countries. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A five-day workshop organised by the CARICOM Secretariat on using edutainment in primary drug prevention, opened on Monday in St Johns, Antigua and Barbuda with 13 Member States participating. Edutainment is the creative use of the visual and performing arts to educate. read more...



Saturday, June 26, 2010

PEMBROKE PINES, USA -- Over 400 people gathered on June 21 and 22 in Antigua to learn from the Caribbean Taxi Pride Program and the Service Excellence Program, both presented by Adam Ceserano, Sr. Vice President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA). read more...



Thursday, June 24, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) -- Texas financier Allen Stanford, accused of running a Ponzi scheme, will face trial by himself, a US federal judge said on Wednesday, granting motions by Stanford co-defendants to have a separate trial. Stanford's trial will proceed on Jan. 24, while co-defendants will be tried jointly. read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- June 26 is International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. This year the Caribbean Community Secretariat will partner with the Ministry of Health and Social Transformation, Antigua and Barbuda, to observe the day with a week of activities which focus on the use of... read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and the Environment, Hilton Baptiste, made an impassioned plea for key decision-makers in the agriculture sector to take serious steps to give farmers the protection they need to guarantee food and nutrition security. read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

NEW YORK, USA -- The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) hosted their second annual Travel Agent Gospel Brunch, Amen Antigua, in Harlem on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Approximately 100 travel agents from the tri-state area attended the festive affair, an initiative motivated by the ABTA’s increasing focus... read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barabdos (AFP) -- Caribbean officials voiced worry Thursday at the prospect of the mammoth Gulf of Mexico oil spill reaching their islands' famously pristine beaches, in a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Noting the "very sobering" analysis from Bahamian Foreign Minister... read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (AFP) -- Suddenly the 100m field for Saturday's Diamond League meeting here is wide open, thanks to the injury withdrawals of Jamaican star Usain Bolt and American Tyson Gay. With both Bolt and Gay nursing apparently minor injuries, 2008 Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson... read more...



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Measures to mitigate risks in the agricultural sector to encourage greater confidence among key stakeholders will come under the spotlight from June 16-18 at the Caribbean Regional Symposium on Disaster Risk Management to be held in Antigua and Barbuda. read more...



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ST JOHN, Antigua -- “With this development, I am even more confident that we will come out of the global recession stronger, as we place the country firmly on the path to sound economic growth and development.” These were the words of Antigua's Finance and Economy Minister Harold Lovell. read more...



Saturday, May 29, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The Management Board of the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) has approved an allocation of US$91,800 to facilitate the on-going execution of the project: Regional Network of Women in Politics. read more...



Friday, May 28, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua --Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Baldwin Spencer on Thursday reported to the House of Representatives that crime in Antigua and Barbuda has decreased by 13.9 % for the first four months of 2010. Spencer said this is due to measures implemented by his administration. read more...



Thursday, May 20, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) -- Allen Stanford, the Texas financier charged with running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, asked the federal judge overseeing his case to release him pending the start of his criminal trial, saying that his detention violated his constitutional rights. Stanford has also fired one of his lawyers. read more...



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (AFP) -- South Africa will be looking to restore self belief, when they open their tour of the Caribbean with back-to-back Twenty20 Internationals against West Indies on Wednesday and Thursday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here. Both the South Africans and their hosts will be looking... read more...



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Antigua Labour Party MP Asot Michael has taken legal action against Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Housing & the Environment Hilson ‘Brother B’ Baptiste seeking damages for defamation. According to the statement of claim filed in the High Court, Baptiste deliberately uttered the... read more...



Friday, May 14, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The European Commission has approved a grant of 10 million Euros (approx. EC$30 million) for Antigua and Barbuda. The financing will be provided under the European Union’s Vulnerability Flex mechanism, which was introduced in August 2009 in the wake of the global financial crisis. read more...



Saturday, May 1, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer has written to the Governor General, Dame Louise Lake-Tack asking that the matter of the removal of Electoral Commissioners, Sir Gerald Watt QC, Nathaniel James and Lionel Hurst be investigated. In a letter sent to the Governor General... read more...



Friday, April 30, 2010

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Under pressure from Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer, a government-appointed member of the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission has called it quits. But not before suggesting an investigation to find the real root of the problem that prompted Spencer’s criticism of the Commission. read more...



Thursday, April 29, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AFP) - Antigua's Sir Vivian Richards Stadium had its 12-month suspension lifted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday and was passed fit to stage Tests and one-dayers again. In February 2009 the ground was the scene of a Test match that lasted just 10 balls. read more...



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

HOUSTON, USA (Bloomberg) -- Antigua’s former top banking regulator, Leroy King, has been ordered extradited to the US to face charges he helped financier Allen Stanford conceal a $7 billion fraud scheme, Antigua’s top prosecutor said. Chief Magistrate Ivan Walters ordered King removed to the US. read more...



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party has strongly condemned a threat issued publicly against High Court Judge Louise Blenman by UPP government Minister Hilson Baptiste. Baptiste said if the judge had passed the judgement in Jamaica she could not have walked out of the courtroom.  read more...



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BRASILIA, Brazil -- The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Baldwin Spencer, and the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, on the occasion of the Brazil-CARICOM Meeting of Heads of State and Government, held in Brazil on April 26, 2010, met to discuss issues of interest to both their countries. read more...



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- On Monday US Chargé d’Affaires D Brent Hardt visited Antigua and Barbuda to sign a Proliferation Security Initiative Ship Boarding Agreement and to dedicate a new Coast Guard facility at English Harbour in Antigua and Barbuda. The cooperative agreement and the newly constructed...   read more...



Friday, April 23, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- British Airways on Thursday operated an extra Boeing 777 flight from Antigua and St Kitts as the airline rebuilds its global service following the six-day closure of UK airspace on April 15 after the eruption of the EyjafjallajoKul volcano in Iceland. read more...



Thursday, April 22, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda’s delegation to the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank held several meetings on Wednesday to discuss the country’s National Economic and Social Transformation (NEST) Plan, in an effort to generate broad support for the... read more...



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The government of Antigua and Barbuda has declared May 27, 2011 as Census Day. Next year the Statistics Division under the Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Public Administration will conduct a Population and Housing Census. The Division estimates that some 30, 000 households... read more...



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Two senior members of government from Antigua & Barbuda and Bermuda will present case studies on their national ICT plans during the ICT Roadshow on Montserrat on Wednesday. Edmond Mansoor, who is the Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, with... read more...



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

While campaigning in the oil rich republic of Trinidad and Tobago has intensified for the May 24 elections, the two major parties in twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda have locked horns in a post election and post court ruling battle. In fact, Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer has categorized the impasse as "a holy war". read more...



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The ICC World Twenty 20 2010 Tournament will be held April 30 to May 16, 2010. Barbados, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia will be hosting matches while Antigua and Trinidad and Tobago will be ‘Hub’ countries facilitating travel connections to ‘Host’ Countries. read more...



Monday, April 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA (Bloomberg) -- The US Securities and Exchange Commission didn’t conduct a meaningful probe of indicted money manager R. Allen Stanford until 2005 even though examiners suspected him of operating a Ponzi scheme eight years earlier, an internal report found. read more...



Thursday, April 15, 2010

ST JOHN'S. Antigua -- Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Baldwin Spencer, has reiterated his government’s commitment to the principles of responsible governance. The Prime Minister was speaking on Wednesday at a retreat of cabinet ministers and permanent secretaries held to discuss... read more...



Thursday, April 15, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- High Court judge Justice Errol Thomas on Wednesday granted two Antigua Labour Party members of Parliament their request for Judicial Review of the Baldwin Spencer administration’s July 2009 decision to appoint a Commission of Inquiry into what is known as the IHI Debt Settlement. read more...



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