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9/11 Victims Remembered

As the United States of America reflects on the thousands killed during the 9/11Terroists attacks, Antiguans and Barbudans remember the daughters and son of the soil lost during what has been described as the worst Act of Terrorism on US Soil. Tracelyn Cornelius-Hernandez report.

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Adams on National Awards

Minister with responsibility for Culture and the Independence Homecoming festivities, the Hon. Eleston Adams, is calling for an in depth analysis of individuals nominated for National Awards. He adds that the persons who receive national recognition should be individuals who have contributed significantly to nation building and who have made an undeniable mark in their field. Adams is of the ...

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Expectant Mother Dies Suddenly

The Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a 34 year old woman of All Saints, who died shortly after arriving at the Mount St. Johns Medical Center on Monday night. It was reported that the expectant mother of 7 months, who resides with her mother in All Saints, complained of feeling unwell Monday morning. Reports are ...

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John Speaks Out on Haitian Students’ Expulsion

Louise John Project Leader Education Foundation Haiti Project has spoken out about an article featured in the Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Observer dubbed “Expelled Haitian Duo gagged.” The story claims that two Haitian students, studying on CHTA Education Foundation scholarships have reportedly been forced to keep silent after having their scholarships terminated and being sent home on Sunday. According ...

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Source Rebuts John

A person close to the matter involving the Haitian students, who has asked to remain anonymous, is rebutting the claims made by Louise John. The source says Haitian students are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA and that all 10 students excelled and surpassed with a 3.0 GPA or higher and adds that there were no complaints from the Antigua ...

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Substance abuse update

The Youth in Antigua and Barbuda continue to be the main focus of the Substance Abuse Division’s Education program. Substance Abuse Prevention Officer Norma Jeffery Dorsett says the program has been running smoothly, as individuals are garnering certain skills.     Dorsett says major progress on substance abuse prevention will not be seen over night, as the cases are different ...

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Lovell Meets ABS

As government seeks ways to improve the overall output of the state owned entities-ABS Television, Radio and the Government Information Service (GIS), officials met with staff on September 9th. Present at the first official staff meeting for the year was Minister of Information and Broadcasting, the Hon. Harold Lovell, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, the Economy, Public Administration, ...

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Teenage Clinic

In an effort to increase the youth services offered in Antigua and Barbuda, the Antigua Planned Parenthood Association will be hosting the first ever Teenage Clinic for young people age 13 to 19. Director, Lyndale Weaver speaks of the role the clinic, the first of which will be held on September 19th. The clinic, to be held every Thursday 4- ...

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OECS Workshop Opening

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States in conjunction with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda is hosting a two day Spokesperson Workshop at the Verandah Hotel and Spa.  This forum seeks to increase the number of persons in the OECS who are knowledgeable about and trained in communicating the message of economic union, to create the top line messages and ...

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Concern Grows Over Untreated HIV/AIDS Patients

Members of the Aids Secretariat are concerned about the large number of patients that are not coming in for treatment. Aids Program Manager Delcora Williams says there are currently 735 persons living with HIV/Aids in Antigua and only 248 are on record receiving monthly treatment. Williams notes that there are several factors which have contributed to that number of persons ...

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