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Giant African Snail continues to spread across Antigua and Barbuda

Despite years of fighting the plague, the destructive Giant African Snail continues to spread across Antigua and Barbuda. The slimy critter is a threat to the local agricultural sector and could potentially lead to a life threatening disease in humans. Now, Head of the local Plant Protection Unit, Dr. Janil Gore-Francis is reporting the pest has already been spotted in ...

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The Leadership Of Ambassador Sir Ronald Saunders, Is Now Completed.

The Special Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Haiti which began on January 31st, under the leadership of Ambassador Sir Ronald Saunders, is now completed. Twenty two hours before the end of President Michel Martelly’s term without an elected President to succeed him, an agreement was reached for a transitional government. The formal signing ceremony took place ...

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Man Nabbed at Airport with Cannabis Seeds

The police arrested and charged 57yrs-old De-Cheney Wentworth Joseph of England for possession of 30 Grams of Cannabis. Joseph was apprehended at the V.C. Bird International Airport late Thursday afternoon, attempting to smuggle a quantity of Cannabis Seeds into the country. Officers attached to the Narcotics Department made the arrest after he arrived on the island aboard a Virgin Atlantic ...

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Antigua And Barbuda’s Electoral Commission Receives An Award In Mexico For Outstanding Achievements

Hard work truly pays off! The Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission recently received an award in Mexico for outstanding achievements. Supervisor of Elections, Lorna Simon, says the commission was recognized by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies for its work in managing the country’s electoral process. She adds that Antigua and Barbuda was the only Caribbean country identified for special ...

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Antigua And Barbuda Sign An Agreement With China Aimed At Injecting New Life Into The Garment Manufacturing Industry

It is said that a stitch in time saves nine. But an agreement recently signed off on by the governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the People’s Republic of China, is aiming for persons to save more than nine. On Monday, representatives of both governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the soon-to-be-launched Garment Manufacturing Workshop.

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New European Connection for Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda will welcome the services of another new airline next month. This, as tourism officials return from London upbeat about the country’s successful showing at the recently concluded World Travel Market. Elisa Graham sat down with Chief Executive Officer of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, Colin James, who shared all the good news.  

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Has Ordered An Audit Into Two Foundations Linked To The Alleged Bribery Case Involving Former Diplomat John Ashe

The audits have begun. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ordered an audit Thursday of two foundations whose leaders are linked to an alleged bribery case involving former U.N. General Assembly president John Ashe. One foundation donated over $1.5 million to the U.N. office promoting cooperation between developing countries and the other’s mission is to support new U.N. development goals.

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