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Chemical Spill At VC Bird International Airport

Flights arriving and departing the V.C Bird International Airport had to be halted for about two hours on Thursday because of a chemical spill which disrupted operations at the Control Tower. The incident resulted in a shut down the tower as measures were put in place to rectify the problem. CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority Stanley Smith ...

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Officials Satisfied With Early Stages Of 2017 School Uniform Grant Programme

The 2017 School Uniform Grant Programme is off to a good start.   According to officials, over 500 parents have received vouchers from the programme which began on Monday.   The team consists of over 40 individuals who work strategically together to make sure that the process was quick and accurate.   With the release of the Grade 6 National ...

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Antigua Distillery Takes Responsibility For Molasses Spill At Rat Island

In this developing story at this hour… The Antigua Distillery has accepted full responsibility for a molasses spill at its storage facilities at Rat Island over the weekend and says it is working to have the situation fully contained by this weekend. The Distillery says this spill is the first of its kind in the Company’s 85-year history and it ...

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New Mobile Unit Is Commissioned On World Blood Donor Day

The Ministry of Health officially commissioned its mobile blood collection unit this morning, doing so fittingly on World Blood Donor Day. The bloodmobile unit which cost 600 thousand EC dollars is a donation from the Blood and Transplant Division of the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom. The unit represents a significant advance in the thrust to enable ...

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Yida Plows Millions Into Its Investment In Antigua And Barbuda

Prime Minister the Hon Gaston Browne has revealed that the YIDA group has ploughed more money into its investment in this country. Prime Minister Browne made the disclosure during an exclusive interview with ABS last night. It is one of the mega projects which the government has indicated will help to drive further growth in the tourist industry and the ...

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New Agriculture Programme Launched To Benefit Primarily Women And Youth

We begin with news of the launch of a major initiative that is expected to bring positive change to the lives of several vulnerable citizens.   The Ministries of Agriculture and Social Transformation have partnered on a project to get more women and youth engaged in agriculture.   Jnoure Smith reports on the launch of the programme from which the ...

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