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Antigua And Barbuda And France Sign Key Maritime Agreement

Antigua and Barbuda is now in line to benefit from a wide range of opportunities as a result of the signing of a maritime delimitation treaty with France. The agreement was formalized during a ceremony at the Prime Minister’s Office this morning. It establishes the outer limit of this country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) with France’s overseas territories of Guadeloupe ...

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Efforts Have Been Intensified To Ensure The Country’s Rankings In The Ease Of Doing Business Improves

Efforts have intensified to ensure that the country’s ranking in the Ease of Doing Business Index improves significantly in the World Bank’s 2018 report. The government’s point man in the endeavour is Minister with responsibility for Information Technology, the Hon. Melford Nicholas. Minister Nicholas met with key stakeholders from various private and public sector entities today to discuss critical steps ...

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Significant Turnaround In The Fortunes Of The Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

We begin with news from the tourism industry and signs of a significant turnaround in the fortunes of the Jolly Beach Resort and Spa. The resort has been under the management of the Elite Group of Companies, chaired by hotel mogul Rob Barret since January 2016. With a new management team in place, work has been ongoing to make several ...

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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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