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Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

INDIAN TYCOON SOUGHT

Antigua: Once again, the controversial cash for citizenship scheme used by several of the smaller Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to raise development finance is coming under severe scrutiny and it appears that a fugitive from India has been able to easily bypass Antigua’s national vetting system and qualify for citizenship and the right to travel globally on a local passport. Comment

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Antigua shows strongest air arrivals in 15 years

Antigua: Antigua and Barbuda tourism officials have reported that, for the first time in more than 15 years, the country has shown the strongest overall visitor arrivals by air from January to June. Comment

Friday, July 20, 2018

RASTAS SEEK JUSTICE

Antigua: It has barely been two weeks since Caribbean leaders held their summit in Jamaica and accepted a report from a marijuana commission, recommending that the classification of the drug be regulated similarly to that of alcohol, but various groups in the region are upping the pressure on governments to act and even to pay reparations to people who have been jailed for consuming or possessing small amounts of weed. Comment

Friday, July 6, 2018

Caribbean Life honors healthcare professionals

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Life and Community News Group celebrated 25 Caribbean American healthcare professionals during its fifth annual Caribbean American Healthcare Awards ceremony at Paradise Catering Hall on June 27. Comment

Caribbean Roundup

Venezuela: The Antigua and Barbuda government has renewed diplomatic ties with Venezuela. Prime Minister Gaston Browne has reiterated solidarity with the Government and People of Venezuela after he held talks with his South American ally. Comment

Thursday, July 5, 2018

UK plans new hurricane preparedness for Caribbean

Dominica: The United Kingdom Government on announced on Wednesday new measures to make sure British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean have the support they need in the event of a repeat of the devastating hurricanes which hit the region last year. Comment

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Antigua reaffirms solidarity with Venezuela

Venezuela: The government of Antigua and Barbuda says it has reiterated solidary with the government and people of Venezuela after Prime Minister Gaston Browne held bilateral and diplomatic talks with his South American ally. Comment

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Antigua: A Bronx-based support organization for fathers traveled to Antigua last weekend to provide young men and fathers with first responder skills. The fatherhood program Deeds Driven Dads, held the training session titled, “Responsible Fatherhood and Emergency Response Training” on the island on June 23. Comments (1)

Monday, July 2, 2018

Caribbean Roundup

Trinidad and Tobago: For the second time in recent years, the St. James’ Club in Antigua has been forced to close because of an invasion of the dreaded sargassum seaweed. Comment

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Antigua to US: Pay up!

Antigua: Fifteen years ago, tiny Antigua took the United States to the Geneva, Switzerland-based World Trade Organization (WTO) and won a ruling that basically said that moves by the US to shut down the country’s then booming online gaming industry were illegal and Washington should pay hundreds of millions in compensation. The US has outrightly refused to pay Antigua and restore impediments to its online gaming industry. Comment

Friday, June 15, 2018

Antigua hosting romantic giveaway contest for two couples

Antigua: Only couples need apply. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority recently launched a romantic all-inclusive giveaway competition for couples. To observe the month of June as their obligatory month of romance, the agency is going to award two couplings with a chance for a three-night stay at their Sugar Ridge and South Point hotels, said a spokeswoman. Comment

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