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National Forcast

Antigua & Barbuda National Forecast   Antigua & Barbuda National Forecast   Valid up to 8 am tomorrow Wednesday 24th July 2013. Today’s Temps High 30°C 86°F Low 26°C 79°F  Partly Cloudy Synopsis: A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL DOMINATE SKIES ACROSS THE REGION AND GENERATE A MODERATE WIND FLOW ACROSS THE ISLANDS. Wx: TODAY: MOSTLY SUNNY CONDITIONS. TONIGHT: PARTLY CLOUDY WITH LITTLE ...

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Watch your language! JFJ warns Gov’t Ministers

Human rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is cautioning the Government to be careful in its condemnation of an online petition highlighting the plight of Jamaican children in conflict with the law. In a joint statement today, the Youth Minister, Lisa Hanna; National Security Minister, Peter Bunting and Justice Minister, Mark Golding, described the JFJ’s petition as disingenuous, dishonest, and ...

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WTO Remedies Committee

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda announced on Wednesday, the formation of a select committee charged with overseeing the implementation process, as the nation seeks to suspend certain concessions and other obligations relating to United States intellectual property rights, sanctioned by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at a session in January of this year.

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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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