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Government To Save Millions Of Dollars Each Year On Power Purchases

More this evening on an ABS news exclusive we started to report last evening… The country will be soon be spending less money on the purchase of power from the Antigua Power Company, APC. That’s because three of the six engines at the Wadadli Power Plant are being restored to generate electricity. So how much will this save the country ...

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Agreement Signed With Caribbean Maritime Institute For Major Training Facility In Antigua And Barbuda

Meanwhile… Education Minister, the Hon. Michael Browne, has given the assurance that Antiguans and Barbudans will be given priority for enrollment. Minister Browne said the aim is to increase human resource capacity and lessen instances where persons cannot pursue higher levels of education because of financial constraints. The Executive Director of the Institute headquartered in Jamaica, Dr. Fritz Pinnock said ...

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Sir Ronald Sanders Criticizes Developed Countries For Their Stance On Citizenship By Investment Programmes In The Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda’s top diplomat in Washington and Ottawa, Sir Ronald Sanders has chided some developed countries for their stance on Citizenship by Investment programmes in the Caribbean Sir Ronald was blunt as he called out these countries for being hypocritical because they operate similar programmes while bashing the ones in the Caribbean. He was addressing the first full-day of ...

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The Ministry Of Environment Search For Alternatives Ahead Of Styrofoam Ban|

An update now on the government’s latest initiative to safeguard the environment… The country is now firmly on the path to eliminating the use of Styrofoam containers, a phased process which will be fully implemented by the end of next year. Even as this is being done, the Health and Environment Ministry is ensuring the alternatives are safe and fully ...

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More Intense Debate About Marijuana During Second National Consultation At J.T. Ambrose Primary School

There were more intensive discussions about marijuana last night, during the second national consultation at the J.T Ambrose Primary school. The Social Transformation Ministry is spearheading the consultations to ensure that citizens have their say in the regional discourse. Here are some of the highlights of the discussions, beginning with Social Transformation Minister the Hon Samantha Marshall who was reading ...

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Prime Minister Raises Fresh Concern About The Wastage Of Water

The government is mulling an increase in water rates. That is according to Prime Minister, the Hon. Gaston Browne, who says the country’s low water rates have been a contributing factor to constant wastage of the precious commodity. Prime Minister Browne alluded to this while making a presentation before Parliament’s Lower House on Thursday. Elisa Graham has the details.

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Mikahil Gomes Makes His First Court Appearance On A Charge Of Murder

Mikhail Gomes has been remanded to prison after being charged with killing his ex-girlfriend Vincia James. There has been intense debate over the last 24 hours since police charged Gomes with what they are convinced is James’ murder. A body has not been found, but police say there is adequate circumstantial evidence to ground the charge. J’noure Smith has the ...

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