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The Customs Division To Exceed Its Year End Target

The Customs Division is still reeling from a bad September but is anticipating a change in fortunes as the month of November draws to a close. So says Comptroller of Customs Raju Boddu, speaking to ABS News last evening. He says they were doing fine before the hurricane active month of September. Looking ahead though, Mr. Baddu is expecting that ...

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Sandals Is On Schedule To Reopen On December 17

positive news for the employees of the Sandals Grande Antigua. Effective November 20, all employees will return to the hotel and be fully back on the payroll. The announcement came from Sandals Resorts International. In a media release issued Tuesday, the Jamaica-based hotel chain said most staff were off the job for 60 days and were paid a percentage of ...

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Sports Minister Expresses Gratitude To The Founder Of An Australia-Based Charity Donating Cricketing Gear To The Nation’s Children

Tamara Lowe, Founder of the Caribbean Children’s Cricket Charity, has made a commitment to continue working with this country’s cricketing greats to provide cricket gear to the youth. Lowe recently met with Sports Minister the Hon. E.P Chet Greene who congratulated the Australian on her selfless initiative. The Sports Minister expressed gratitude for the involvement of her charity in the ...

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Scotts Hill Man Fined $10,500 For Possession Of Ammunition And Drugs

Nickayal Blaize of Scott’s Hill will have to fork out $10,500 forthwith, or serve two years at Her Majesty’s Prison. That’s the result of his conviction in the St. Johns Magistrate’s Court on multiple ammunition and drug charges. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Joann Walsh on Monday charged with Possession of Eighty-nine .22 Blank rounds of ammunition, possession of ten ...

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Workers On The Ground In Barbuda To Help With The Rebuilding Effort

In this update now on the restoration efforts in Barbuda Almost 100 workers are now in Barbuda effecting repairs and additional workers will be engaged from Antigua to expedite repairs to homes which have been slightly damaged. The government says more living space will be necessary for the accommodation of the repairs intensify.

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Cabinet Unmoved On Its Position Over The ABST Issues With Sandals

The government is again defending its handling of the ABST row with Sandals, insisting it has acted in the best interests of the country’s economy and people. Information Minister the Hon Melford Nicholas outlined the sequence of events during Thursday Post-Cabinet media briefing. He also chastised Political Leader of the UPP, Senator Harold Lovell over his recent comments on the ...

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Major New Year Announcement For The Valley Church Tourism Development

Government has announced positive developments for the planned tourism development at Valley Church. The project is an example of how government intends to proceed on its new investment model, Entrepreneurial Socialism. Information Minister Melford Nicholas revealed at the post cabinet press briefing yesterday (Thursday) that the project has attracted the interest of two major international brands. Nicholas used the opportunity ...

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