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FAO Supports School Meals Programme in Antigua

Nutrition for increased learning capacity for student is the goal of the National School Meals Programme, as the government sponsored initiative received several pieces of equipment complements of the Food and Agriculture Organization and Brazil. The donation includes a new fully equipped School Meals vehicle and heavy duty kitchen equipment. Laurisa Francis reports:

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Williams on School Meals Programme

Minister of State responsible for the School Meals Programme, the hon. Winston Williams believes that with the joint collaboration between the Ministries of Health and Agriculture, the success of the initiative will be far reaching. Williams says the School Meals Programme has grown leaps and bounds since its inception in 2006. He adds that as the program continues to expand, ...

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Honours

It was an occasion laced with pride, joy and humility, as a member of the civil society, officers of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda and the staff of the office of the Governor General received awards during an investiture ceremony on Thursday. Her Excellency the Governor General Dame Louise Lake-Tack presented the awards. Tasheka Lavann reports.

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UPP Candidates Revealed

As the United Progressive Party (UPP) seeks a third term in office at general elections constitutionally due in March 2014, the party has revealed its list of candidates. UPP Public Relations Officer, Winston Henry says the candidates have been ratified in the constituencies as presently constituted, pending the outcome of the boundary commission’s report which could present slight changes. Cherilyn ...

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UPP – “The Party of Choice”

UPP’s PRO says the party has not always lived up to the high watermark set by the people but has always put its best foot forward. As Cherilyn Beazer reports, the United Progressive Party still believes it is the best party of choice.

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Senator Nicholas Challenges MP Yearwood

The United Progressive Party’s (UPP) St. Phillip’s North candidate Senator Shawn Nicholas is hoping to unseat the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party’s (ABLP) area MP Robin Yearwood. Speaking for the first time on the political platform at the recent opening of the UPP’s St. Philip North Constituency Branch, Nicholas sent a message to Yearwood to expect the fight of his ...

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Independence Theme Announced

The twin island nation will be celebrating its 32nd Anniversary of Independence under the theme “Antigua and Barbuda One Family: Celebrating with Pride, Vision and Integrity”. Independence Committee Spokesman and Communications Officer in the Ministry of Culture, Craig Tuckett shares the rationale behind the theme. Tuckett says the committee, being led by Culture Minister, Eleston Adams, hopes to make the ...

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Caricom Reform Consultations Reach Antigua

The Change Facilitation Team based at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters, is on island engaging stakeholders in a series of consultations which started on Tuesday. The Prime Minister, Members of the Cabinet, Leader of the Opposition, private and public sectors, labour, and other civil society groups will all be a part of the discussions geared towards a process of reform for ...

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Stanford Ponzi scheme victims begin to recover losses

Investors in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme orchestrated by R. Allen Stanford are starting to get back some of the money the former Texas financier squandered. Many who lost their life savings in Stanford’s scam will receive a fraction of the money they invested. Court documents show that the largest claim being paid out in the first distribution of funds ...

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CAPE to Launch Digital Media Course

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will launch a CAPE level subject in Digital Media on Thursday in Antigua. The anticipated launch will take place at the Ministry of Telecommunications, Science and Technology ICT Cadet headquarters. Tasheka Lavann has the details in this report.

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