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Teen Splash Research

The competition has already begun for the ten students taking part in this year’s Source Teen Splash show. Tuesday night saw the preliminaries for the Research Segment which brought together youth from the twelve schools being represented. Under the competition’s theme “Dreams”, the contestants made presentations on various personalities and issues. This year’s contestants include Wole (woo-lay) Barnarde of the ...

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Money Laundering Concerns -ABCS

As the business sector prepares to engage in talks about anti-money laundering (AML) regulation, the Antigua and Barbuda Coalition of Service Industries (ABCSI) continues to voice its concerns over non-compliance. A release from ABCSI indicates that businesses mandated by anti-money laundering regulations must set up a program to comply with the law.  These programs must Establish written Policy and Procedures, ...

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Street Protest

The main opposition in St. Vincent the New Democratic Party (NDP) says it will hold a protest march and two public protest meetings in support of legislator Vynette Frederick, who was arrested last week. Frederick was slapped with nine charges relating to making false declarations, swearing falsely, and fabricating evidence, hours after a magistrate dismissed six charges against her. The ...

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Major Private-Sector Bodies form CARICOM Working Group

On the heels of recent public commentary regarding Jamaica’s trade agreements with CARICOM comes news that four of the country’s major organisations have formed a broad-based Private Sector Working Group to examine CARICOM and other free trade agreements. The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) ...

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Inconceiveable

Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur says it is inconceivable that the Bahamas could continue to remain as the only country in the Western Hemisphere, which is not a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In an address to the Grand Bahamas Chamber of Commerce on the Value Added Tax (VAT) and its impact on the Bahamas, Arthur, said ...

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Beach Signage

With Carnival fast approaching and the expected influx of overseas families and tourists alike on the island for the summer holidays, Antigua and Barbuda’s 365 beaches should be filled with lovers of the sea. With this in mind and in pursuit of the overall thrust of improving the product experience where is just the beginning, the Ministry of Tourism in ...

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ILO Workshop

The Ministry of Labour and representatives of employee and labour organizations are participating in a Conciliation/Negotiation Training Skills Workshop. The Workshop which opened on Monday, will continue over the next few days at the Bryson’s Business Complex.

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Diabetes Workshop Commences

The onus no longer rests on doctors to educate members of the public on diabetes prevention and management. Instead, community nurses are being trained in a four-day workshop to fill that gap and ensure that those at risk for or living with diabetes are provided with the necessary information needed to cope with the disease.

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LIAT on Customers

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LIAT Ian Brunton is assuring the traveling public of the company’s continued commitment to raising the level of customer service offered by the airline. Brunton’s declaration comes in the wake of a recent ‘Open Letter’ of complaint to LIAT by long-standing customer, Arthur Hicks.

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New Winthropes Robbery

Swift police action has resulted in the capture of two intruders who assaulted and robbed an elderly man of New Winthorpes Village. Family members and members of the community are relieved that the young perpetrators who beat and robbed the owner and proprietor of C and J Superette, Clarence Ferris on Monday, have been apprehended.

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