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A&B WILL NOT SEEK FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE IMF

Under no circumstances will Antigua and Barbuda seek financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund, IMF. That’s the assertion of Leader of Government Business in the Senate and Minister of State with responsibility for Finance and Corporate Governance Senator Lennox Weston. While, making his contribution to the 2017 Budget debate, Senator Weston emphasized that the Gaston Browne led administration has ...

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Butchers React To Announcement Of New Abattoir To Be Built

In this ABS news follow-up… Two of the nation’s Butchers are reacting to the government’s decision to construct a new Abattoir. That announcement came from Agriculture Minister, the Hon Arthur Nibbs during the recent budget debate. The two Butchers ABS news spoke with believe there are many factors to consider before construction of a new facility, chief among them is ...

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Prime Minister Announces Policy Change On Issuance Of Diplomatic Passports

The Gaston Browne led administration has outlined a new policy regarding the issuance of diplomatic passports. This comes on the heels of the mysterious disappearance of Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua, an economic envoy to Antigua and Barbuda who held a diplomatic passport. Prime Minister Browne said today in Parliament that the new policy is testament that his administration is committed ...

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Asycuda World Now Fully Operational At Customs And Excise Department

The Customs and Excise Division is officially equipped with the most advanced customs software in the world- Automated System for Custom Data, ASYCUDA. The official launch of the customs management system took place at the Multi-purpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre today in the presence of a number government officials, dignitaries and other specially invited guests. Elisa Graham has further details ...

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Supervisor Of Public Nurses Says Farewell After Over Two Decades Of Service

After well over twenty years of unwavering service to the nursing profession, the country’s Supervisor of Public Nurses is saying farewell. Today was the last day in office for Nurse Coralita Joseph and she set aside some time to reflect on her contribution to the profession with our news team earlier today. More in this Andy Liburd report.

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National Hero Sir Lester Bird Praises The Prime Minister For 2017 Budget

Former Prime Minister Sir Lester Bird has praised Prime Minister and Finance Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne for delivering what he describes as an impressive 2017 budget. He praised the numerous programmes and pending investments that will further boost the country’s economy. Sir Lester was the first speaker during the 2017 Budget Debate which began in the Lower House today. ...

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Police Commissioner Says Promotions Are Imminent For Some Cops

There is an update this evening from the Police Commissioner about pending promotions of some officers in the rank and file of the Police Force. The Police Chief addressed the issue at the Force’s 2017 Thanksgiving service at the Multi-purpose Centre in Perry Bay this morning. He noted that the issue is usually foremost on the minds of the officers ...

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