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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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New Mobile Unit Is Commissioned On World Blood Donor Day

The Ministry of Health officially commissioned its mobile blood collection unit this morning, doing so fittingly on World Blood Donor Day. The bloodmobile unit which cost 600 thousand EC dollars is a donation from the Blood and Transplant Division of the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom. The unit represents a significant advance in the thrust to enable ...

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Yida Plows Millions Into Its Investment In Antigua And Barbuda

Prime Minister the Hon Gaston Browne has revealed that the YIDA group has ploughed more money into its investment in this country. Prime Minister Browne made the disclosure during an exclusive interview with ABS last night. It is one of the mega projects which the government has indicated will help to drive further growth in the tourist industry and the ...

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New Agriculture Programme Launched To Benefit Primarily Women And Youth

We begin with news of the launch of a major initiative that is expected to bring positive change to the lives of several vulnerable citizens.   The Ministries of Agriculture and Social Transformation have partnered on a project to get more women and youth engaged in agriculture.   Jnoure Smith reports on the launch of the programme from which the ...

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Government To Save Millions Of Dollars Each Year On Power Purchases

More this evening on an ABS news exclusive we started to report last evening… The country will be soon be spending less money on the purchase of power from the Antigua Power Company, APC. That’s because three of the six engines at the Wadadli Power Plant are being restored to generate electricity. So how much will this save the country ...

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Agreement Signed With Caribbean Maritime Institute For Major Training Facility In Antigua And Barbuda

Meanwhile… Education Minister, the Hon. Michael Browne, has given the assurance that Antiguans and Barbudans will be given priority for enrollment. Minister Browne said the aim is to increase human resource capacity and lessen instances where persons cannot pursue higher levels of education because of financial constraints. The Executive Director of the Institute headquartered in Jamaica, Dr. Fritz Pinnock said ...

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