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Government Moves To Allay Concerns About Anthony Astaphan’s Role In Giving Advice To The ONDCP

The government has moved to clear the air amidst concern in some sections of the public domain about the advice that Anthony Astaphan will provide regarding the Odebrecht/Meinl Bank probe. Brazilian Engineering giant Odebrecht funneled millions in bribery payments through Meinl Bank Antigua, leaving the twin-island state’s name enmeshed in the transnational corruption scandal.

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The Authorities Reveal Fresh Strategies To Curb Increase In Gun Crimes

The government has announced it will be providing a 20-thousand dollar reward to citizens who provide information which lead to convictions for gun possession. It is among a slew of measures announced this morning in response to a recent uptick in gun crimes which have rocked some sections of the country. The initiatives were announced by Pubic Safety Minister the ...

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Chemical Spill At VC Bird International Airport

Flights arriving and departing the V.C Bird International Airport had to be halted for about two hours on Thursday because of a chemical spill which disrupted operations at the Control Tower. The incident resulted in a shut down the tower as measures were put in place to rectify the problem. CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority Stanley Smith ...

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Officials Satisfied With Early Stages Of 2017 School Uniform Grant Programme

The 2017 School Uniform Grant Programme is off to a good start.   According to officials, over 500 parents have received vouchers from the programme which began on Monday.   The team consists of over 40 individuals who work strategically together to make sure that the process was quick and accurate.   With the release of the Grade 6 National ...

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Antigua Distillery Takes Responsibility For Molasses Spill At Rat Island

In this developing story at this hour… The Antigua Distillery has accepted full responsibility for a molasses spill at its storage facilities at Rat Island over the weekend and says it is working to have the situation fully contained by this weekend. The Distillery says this spill is the first of its kind in the Company’s 85-year history and it ...

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