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Antigua Sailing Week Opens With Spectacular Ceremony

The welcome mat was rolled out last night for the hundreds of sailors visiting Antigua to take part in the 50th celebration of the annual race week. It was the official opening of the annual regatta, which is seeing a significant increase in participants this year. More in this Andy Liburd report.

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The Effort To Eradicate The Giant African Snail Being Ramped Up

In this ABS news update… The effort to eradicate the Giant African snail is being ramped up. Cabinet’s approval of a four-year project in this area will provide funds to fight the spread of the pest throughout the island. Chief Plant Protection Officer Dr. Janelle Gore-Francis says plans are being finalized. Extension Officer and Parasitologist, Onecia Martin notes the project ...

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Efforts Intensify To Eradicate The Giant African Snail

Efforts have intensified to eradicate the Giant African Snail. A risk-management plan is being put in place to guide how the bait is applied. The Chief Plant Protection Officer, Janelle Gore- Francis, told Cabinet his week that the bait can be harmful to animals and humans, especially if it gets in water. Information Minister, the Hon. Melford Nichols, shed more ...

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Country’s Newest Political Party “Democratic National Alliance” Promises To Contest All 17 Seats In Next General Election

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) … That is the name of the country’s newest political party which is promising to contest all 17 seats in the next general elections. It’s being led by Member of Parliament for the All Saints East and St. Luke Constituency, the Hon. Joanne Massiah, a former member of the United Progressive Party. The party’s executive officially ...

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