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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair expresses condolences at passing of former Vincentian Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell

    CARICOM Chair expresses condolences at passing of former Vincentian Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – The Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Gaston Browne, has expressed deepest sympathy at the passing of Sir James ‘Son’ Mitchell, the former Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Prime Minister Browne telephoned Dr Ralph Gonsalves Tuesday morning to convey the condolences of the Caribbean Community’s Heads of Government to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM salutes the late Sir Lester Bird’s commitment to Regional Integration

    CARICOM salutes the late Sir Lester Bird’s commitment to Regional Integration

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has applauded Sir Lester Bird’s commitment to regional integration as it expressed deepest sympathies on the passing of the former Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister. Sir Lester who led Antigua and Barbuda from 1994 to 2004 and also held Ministerial positions in earlier administrations, died in his homeland on 9 August 2021. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin…

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  • Photo of Former Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister dies

    Former Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister dies

    Former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Sir Lester Bird has died. The Office of the Prime Minister, in making the announcement, said Sir Lester died at 6:00 this morning. Sir Lester served as Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister between 1994 and 2004.  He also served earlier in several Ministerial positions including Tourism and Economic Development. The government has ordered…

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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister assumes Chairmanship of CARICOM

    Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister assumes Chairmanship of CARICOM

    Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne, assumed the Chairmanship of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on 1 July 2021. Prime Minister Browne succeeds Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, and will serve for the next six months. The Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minster holds responsibility for Services…

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  • Photo of MoU signed establishing Centre for Excellence for Oceanography and the Blue Economy at The University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus

    MoU signed establishing Centre for Excellence for Oceanography and the Blue Economy at The University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 19th January, 2021……….The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and the Chair of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Professor Sir Ed Byrne have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise their collaboration in support of a…

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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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