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KAW Management Services Limited hosts its 8th Annual Anti-Money Conference

A major two day forum centered on reducing the occurrence of financial crimes in Antigua and Barbuda will commence this morning. And a number of critical matters will also be discussed, when the KAW Management Services Limited hosts its 8thAnnual Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism, Anti-Fraud & Financial Crimes Conference. It will take place at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort ...

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Scholarship for Gasper to be put in place

The very latest now on the Shaveesa Gasper story, some 24 hours after her return to the island. Minister of Health and Environment, the Hon. Molwyn Joseph, says discussions have already taken place with regard to putting a scholarship in place, so that Gasper can pursue tertiary studies. More immediately, plans are being made for the teenager to begin preparations ...

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Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority appointments new Director of Tourism

The country has intensified its marketing push in the key tourist market of Canada with the appointment of a new Director of tourism. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority officially announced via a press release today that Colin Skerritt has been appointed to the post. Elisa Graham has more information on his tenure which began yesterday.

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New Evidence bill with Special Provisions passed

Court proceedings will progress more smoothly with the passage of a critical piece of legislation. The Evidence Special Provisions Amendment Bill received overwhelming support from both sides of the House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill will persons who are living overseas to give evidence in cases without being required to travel to Antigua and Barbuda. Elisa Graham tells us ...

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All systems are go at the Inland Revenue Department for Smooth Tax transition

All systems are go at the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) to facilitate a smooth transition from Personal Income Tax (PIT) to the Unincorporated Business Tax. June 30th marks the date for the official abolition of PIT. Our Business reporter, Elisa Graham, spoke with IRD’s Commissioner, Ralph Warner, who detailed the work that has been carried out ahead of July 1st.

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Giant African Snail continues to spread across Antigua and Barbuda

Despite years of fighting the plague, the destructive Giant African Snail continues to spread across Antigua and Barbuda. The slimy critter is a threat to the local agricultural sector and could potentially lead to a life threatening disease in humans. Now, Head of the local Plant Protection Unit, Dr. Janil Gore-Francis is reporting the pest has already been spotted in ...

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