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Meeting Of OECS Assembly Postponed; New Date Yet To Be Decided

Meanwhile, a meeting of the OECS Assembly scheduled for today was postponed and a new date is yet to be decided. Ambassador Colin Murdoch who is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained the reason during an interview with our news centre. Ambassador Murdoch pointed to the issues to be discussed the next time it is held. ...

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Government Waives ABST On Food Items And Certain Household Goods

There is good news for Barbudans who are complaining of higher food prices on the sister isle compared to on Antigua… The government has waived the Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax, ABST on food items and certain household goods sold on the sister isle. The initiative is aimed at reducing the comparatively high cost of living which Barbudans face, due ...

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Body Was Discovered On The Steps Of The Industrial Workshop For The Blind On All Saints Road Early This Morning

Police are appealing for the public to tell what they know after the discovery of the body of a man on Lower All Saints Road this morning. The man, who has been identified as 60-year-old Lisue “Dirty” Samuels is originally of Bethesda village but is known to frequent the Ottos community. Police have begun a homicide investigation after investigators discovered ...

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A&B WILL NOT SEEK FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE IMF

Under no circumstances will Antigua and Barbuda seek financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund, IMF. That’s the assertion of Leader of Government Business in the Senate and Minister of State with responsibility for Finance and Corporate Governance Senator Lennox Weston. While, making his contribution to the 2017 Budget debate, Senator Weston emphasized that the Gaston Browne led administration has ...

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Butchers React To Announcement Of New Abattoir To Be Built

In this ABS news follow-up… Two of the nation’s Butchers are reacting to the government’s decision to construct a new Abattoir. That announcement came from Agriculture Minister, the Hon Arthur Nibbs during the recent budget debate. The two Butchers ABS news spoke with believe there are many factors to consider before construction of a new facility, chief among them is ...

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Prime Minister Announces Policy Change On Issuance Of Diplomatic Passports

The Gaston Browne led administration has outlined a new policy regarding the issuance of diplomatic passports. This comes on the heels of the mysterious disappearance of Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua, an economic envoy to Antigua and Barbuda who held a diplomatic passport. Prime Minister Browne said today in Parliament that the new policy is testament that his administration is committed ...

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Asycuda World Now Fully Operational At Customs And Excise Department

The Customs and Excise Division is officially equipped with the most advanced customs software in the world- Automated System for Custom Data, ASYCUDA. The official launch of the customs management system took place at the Multi-purpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre today in the presence of a number government officials, dignitaries and other specially invited guests. Elisa Graham has further details ...

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