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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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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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