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Barbudan MP Says APUA Ready To Restore Full Power To The Sister Island

Minister responsible for Barbuda Affairs, the Hon. Arthur Nibbs, has responded to reports that electricity has not been restored to the sister island. Electricity is on the island, he confirms, but APUA has to adopt certain protocols before returning power to households, especially those that are not occupied by residents who are yet to return home. Nibbs says this presents ...

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Government Returns With Its ABST Christmas Incentive

It will be a very merry and beneficial Christmas for Antiguans and Barbudans, shoppers and vendors alike. This as the government continues its fiscal incentive of reducing the Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax (ABST) from 15 to 5 percent. Junior Finance Minister Senator Lennox Weston explains why the government continues to offer this break to its citizens and residents. The ...

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Public Safety Minister Urges Residents Not To Panic

There is no need to panic… That’s the word from Public Safety Minister the Hon Steadroy Benjamin on the back of concern over gun crimes and 19 murders so far this year. The Minister’s comments to ABS come against the backdrop of latest figures which show that though the murder rate in Antigua has surged, it is still the lowest ...

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Police Raise Fresh Concerns About The Use Of Army Fatigue

The Police have again warned persons against wearing military fatigue or camouflage clothing. Their latest caution comes as information reaches ABS News that the police were able to confiscate camouflage gear from two separate households over the weekend. PRO of the Police Force Inspector Frankie Thomas says the law speaks very clearly to such incidents. For those who might be ...

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A Busy Day Ahead For Tour And Taxi Operators

Well over 2000 cruise ship passengers will descend on the English Harbour community this morning. They are coming aboard the Queen Mary II. The visit comes as the yachting community is busy preparing for this week’s start of the annual charter yacht show.

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The Foundation Is Being Laid For A New Hotel At Yeptons

Construction is in progress on a new property at Yepton’s, the site of the former Coconut Beach resort. Hundreds of persons are also expected to be employed there in the coming months when construction activity is ramped up on the 118-room property. Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne is pointing to this as yet another example of the robust growth ...

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