Author Archives: Damian George

Sir Lester Bird Moves To Clear The Air About His Previous Commercial Interest In An Aggregates Company

The MP for St. John’s Rural East and former Prime Minister Sir Lester Bird has set the record straight regarding his previous commercial interest in Aggregates company. He told the House of Representatives that he, Hugh Marshall and Sir Robin Yearwood were shareholders in an Aggregates Company but the sand mining industry was started before that. Sir Lester in making ...

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The Barbuda Land Amendment Act Passes Its First Major Hurdle

After debate that started in the final days of 2017, Government has moved one step closer to making into law, the amendments to the Barbuda Land Act. The Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday approved the measure. The bill will have to get the approval of members of the Upper House. Mover of the bill the Hon. Arthur Nibbs was ...

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The Lower Houses Passes A Measure That Imposes A Charge Against Inbound Calls Into Antigua And Barbuda

Parliament passed a measure last night that guarantees funding for entrepreneurship development here in Antigua and Barbuda. The Telecommunications Tax 2017 was introduced by Prime Minister Gaston Browne and it imposes a US5 cent charge on inbound calls to Antigua and Barbuda. Prime Minister Browne says it was a creative means by which the economy can experience further expansion. Prime ...

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Pregnant Women Urged To Access Ante-Natal Care Early

Crucial advice to pregnant women to seek medical care early in their pregnancy. The unit manager at the Maternity ward at the Mount St John’s Medical Centre, Annmarie Brown-Isaac. She has also told ABS news about what’s high on the agenda for 2018.

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Prime Minister Reaffirms Projections Of Record Levels Of Economic Growth This Year

The recovery and rebuilding efforts on Barbuda were among the matters raised by Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne during his New Year’s Day message on Monday. He expressed his pride about the country’s achievements and his optimism for the future. The head of government has reinforced his expectation for record levels of economic growth this year on the back ...

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An Accused Murderer Is Remanded

23 year old Delano Forbes has been remanded to prison on three counts of murder. He was taken to the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for his first appearance on the charges before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh.

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Debate To Begin On The Amendment To The Barbuda Land Act

A bill to amend the Barbuda Land Act 2007 will be among the legislation to be debated when Parliament’s Lower House meets this morning. The proposed legislation seeks to give residents the opportunity to own the lands they occupy. Also slated for debate are the Child Justice Act and the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act.

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An Alleged Robber Is Apprehended Shortly After Reportedly Robbing A Cruise Tourist

Police expect to charge a 25 year old Nut Grove resident today with robbery. Sammy Harris was allegedly caught shortly after he robbed a cruise ship passenger of her handbag on Tuesday afternoon. The tourist had been a passenger on the MSC Seaside and reportedly went to Miller’s by the sea when Harris reportedly pounced. The bag reportedly contained an ...

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