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Net neutrality bill to be tabled

Even as national debate is set to intensify over the issue of net neutrality… Net neutrality refers to the principle that internet service providers should not block or favour any content, but allow open access to all content and applications. This has emerged as a hot button issue in recent times as some telecoms operators block access to some applications ...

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Antigua and Barbuda to deepen ties with the Dominican Republic

We begin with news that there has been a major development in efforts to deepen ties between this country and the Dominican Republic. A special trade mission is expected in the twin-island state soon from the Spanish-speaking country to solidify fresh trade and investment initiatives. News of this emerged from crucial talks between Prime Minister, the Hon Gaston Browne and ...

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Senior members of the government have met with the grieving family of Oniqua ‘Nikki’ Phillip

Senior members of the government have met with the grieving family of Oniqua ‘Nikki’ Phillip, even as the family searches for answers and closure following the horrific death of the 25 year Reveler last Tuesday. National security Minister, the Hon Steadroy ‘Cutie’ Benjamin, who is acting as head of Government, and Festivals Minister Hon E.P. Chet Greene held talks with ...

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No evidence tear gas into the crowd

Minister with responsibility for national security, the Hon. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin, is resolute that there is no evidence that law enforcement fired tear gas into the crowd on carnival Tuesday. His statements were made in light of claims in some quarters that the Police used the substance as a means of crowd control. The Minister spoke with ABS News on ...

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Health authorities continue steps to prevent Zika

Proactive measures are what health authorities say will keep Zika away. Those actions are aimed at eliminating the problem from the root – that is getting rid of breeding sites of the vector that carries the virus. And Chief Health Inspector Lionel Michael is appealing to residents to do their part in the fight against the disease.

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Calypso selections and the all-inclusive fetes to be reviewed

Calypso selections and the all-inclusive fetes are some areas that could be addressed for the benefit of the overall Carnival product and its stakeholders. The Honourable E.P. Chet Greene made the comments as part of the 2016 Carnival Review Thursday on ABS’ news and current affairs programme, Against the Backdrop. We have more in this report

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