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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA, the Region’s premiere cultural festival, which was scheduled to be held in Antigua and Barbuda in August next year, has been postponed to August 2022. The Hon. Daryll Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals, and the Arts of Antigua and Barbuda, announced the decision on 8 October, at a virtual meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee. The Committee…

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  • Photo of CARICOM IMPACS And The United Kingdom Step Up The Fight Against COVID-19 By Donating Basic Sanitation Supplies To Prisons

    CARICOM IMPACS And The United Kingdom Step Up The Fight Against COVID-19 By Donating Basic Sanitation Supplies To Prisons

    The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) with the generous support of the British High Commission, Port of Spain, answered the call to support the prison in Antigua and Barbuda by donating basic sanitation supplies to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The sanitation supplies included infrared thermometers, as well as cleaning products such as disinfectant,…

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  • Photo of Isaac expected to reach Eastern Caribbean islands Thursday

    Isaac expected to reach Eastern Caribbean islands Thursday

    A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique, and a Tropical Storm Watch for Antigua/Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, Saba and St. Eustatius.  However, forecasters say  Tropical Storm Isaac’s maximum sustained winds have decreased from 75 to about 60 mph (95 km/h) and further gradual weakening is expected during the next few days. The latest Advisory puts…

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  • Photo of European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, has signed three new agreements with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs of Dominica, Francine…

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  • Photo of PM Gaston Browne and Cabinet sworn in

    PM Gaston Browne and Cabinet sworn in

    The Hon. Gaston Browne was on Thursday sworn in as Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda for the second time, following his landslide victory in general election held on Wednesday, 21 March, 2018. Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin and other Cabinet members were also sworn into office on Thursday.   The Prime Minister led his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mounts Observation Mission for elections in Antigua and Barbuda

    CARICOM mounts Observation Mission for elections in Antigua and Barbuda

    The Caribbean Community  (CARICOM) has mounted an Observation Mission for Antigua and Barbuda’s General Elections on 21 March 2018. The eight-member Mission, headed by Mr Keith Lowenfield, Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission, and including experienced representatives from The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago, and support staff…

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  • Photo of [Antigua] Lower House passes “ganja bill”

    [Antigua] Lower House passes “ganja bill”

    A bill to decriminalise up to 15 grammes of cannabis for personal use was passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) bill had its first reading in the House in December, but was subsequently sent to a select committee to allow for more public consultations. That engagement was held on January 23 with recommendations…

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  • Photo of CDB President announces up to US$800M for disaster recovery, amid strong Bank performance in 2017

    CDB President announces up to US$800M for disaster recovery, amid strong Bank performance in 2017

    President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, today announced that the institution is making USD700 to 800 million (mn) available to help Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) recover from the impact of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The funding, which the Bank is providing over the next five years, complements its ongoing work to build resilience in the Caribbean Region.…

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  • ‘Building back better’: a resilient Caribbean after the 2017 hurricanes

    Building back better’ after a disaster intuitively makes sense, but it is challenging and requires a deep understanding of the causes of disaster, recovery processes and future climate and other risks. Critically, it requires high levels of commitment from policymakers and technical staff in national governments, from the international aid agencies and donors supporting recovery, and from communities already engaged in recovery.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Cuba Summit agrees to stronger development, trade and economic cooperation

    CARICOM-Cuba Summit agrees to stronger development, trade and economic cooperation

    Stronger cooperation in disaster risk management and in climate change adaptation and mitigation is among the major decisions of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit, held in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday 8 December 2017. Strengthening ties on this very topical and critical issue for both sides was underlined by the signing of an MOU between the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency…

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