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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat’s involvement in biodiversity in Region timely

    CARICOM Secretariat’s involvement in biodiversity in Region timely

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s expansion of its involvement in biodiversity in the Region is timely as it coincides with work being undertaken to establish a  post-2015 sustainable development agenda  in which biodiversity conservation and restoration are featured prominently. “We must now work to ensure that the contribution that biodiversity can make is adequately recognized and strengthened, including at the Regional and national…

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  • Photo of New and Optimized HIV Medicine Formulations for Children Living with HIV Developed

    New and Optimized HIV Medicine Formulations for Children Living with HIV Developed

    Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago are some of the countries that would benefit with this policy PANAMA CITY — Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have furthered their commitment to improve the health of children living with HIV through an expanded policy aimed at enhancing access to its HIV medicine darunavir. This policy…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to hold workshop on financing for biodiversity in Antigua and Barbuda

    CARICOM to hold workshop on financing for biodiversity in Antigua and Barbuda

    The Caribbean Community, under the EU-funded Project for Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements in African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries will be conducting a workshop  in Antigua and Barbuda on resource mobilisation and sustainable financing for biodiversity  . The workshop on May 18-21, 2015, at the City View Hotel, is being delivered in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD),…

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  • Photo of Honourable Samantha Marshall Minister of Social Transformation, Human Resource Development, Gender and Youth Affairs Feature Address Caribbean Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting

    Honourable Samantha Marshall Minister of Social Transformation, Human Resource Development, Gender and Youth Affairs Feature Address Caribbean Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting

    In October 2011, a report commissioned by Commonwealth Heads of Government made the following compelling statement: At least 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s population is under    30 years of age. That is significantly lower than the global average of 52%. Therefore the future of the Commonwealth – and of the world it  shares – is inexorably tied to the future…

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  • Photo of Food security programme begins in all schools

    Food security programme begins in all schools

    As it gets ready to re-launch its food security programme to secure investment from the private sector, the Ministry of Agriculture is doing its best to ensure primary and secondary schools are also part of the process. The exercise, which commenced last week with the donation of fruit trees to several primary schools, aims is to establish a garden in…

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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda Seeking Japanese aid for Energy Development

    Antigua and Barbuda Seeking Japanese aid for Energy Development

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, April 21 2015 – The Antigua and Barbuda government is seeking assistance from Japan in advancing its programme for achieving a 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency as well as 20 percent renewable energy integration by 2020. A government statement issued following talks Monday between Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy Minister Asot Michael and the Special…

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  • Photo of It’s On!  Viv Richards Stadium Ready!

    It’s On!  Viv Richards Stadium Ready!

    Northsound, Antigua, April 13, 2015:     “It’s On – Viv Richards Stadium is ready,” were the words of Sports Minister the Hon. Chet Greene on Sunday, as Antigua and Barbuda gets set to host the first Test Match between West Indies and England. Earlier in the week, the Minister announced that the new replacement seats for the North Stand at the…

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  • Photo of Press Release to Acknowledge the Twenty-First Anniversary of Initiating Diplomatic Relations between the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the Republic of Cuba

    Press Release to Acknowledge the Twenty-First Anniversary of Initiating Diplomatic Relations between the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the Republic of Cuba

    The Government of Antigua and Barbuda joins the Government of the Republic of Cuba in observing 21 years of strong socio-political relations between these two Caribbean neighbours… On the 6th day of April in 1994, the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the Republic of Cuba formally established diplomatic relations with a view to cooperate on a wide range of mutual…

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  • Photo of New Antigua-Barbuda to Turks and Caicos Islands connection

    New Antigua-Barbuda to Turks and Caicos Islands connection

    V.C Bird International Airport will serve as an important hub for UK based carrier British Airways, as the airline, on Sunday, launched their inaugural flight service from Antigua to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The route is historic, as it will be the first, direct flight connection between the Eastern Caribbean and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Minister of Tourism,…

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  • Photo of Traditional herbal remedies harnessed to treat chikungunya in Antigua

    Traditional herbal remedies harnessed to treat chikungunya in Antigua

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Tuesday March 31, 2015 – Last summer, 38-year-old Sira Berzas from Antigua and Barbuda was struck down with chikungunya, the mosquito-borne disease that has swept through the Caribbean infecting more than 800,000 people since it was first detected in the region in December 2013. The debilitating virus, which originated in Africa and derives its name from a word…

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