Antigua and Barbuda to record three per cent growth in 2019
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting a three per cent real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019 for Antigua and Barbuda.

Government provides more financial assistance to LIAT
Antigua Observer

Within another week or so, the government of Antigua and Barbuda will be digging deeper into its pocket to contribute its fair share to the US$5.4 million emergency fund which is aimed at keeping the Antigua-based carrier...

CDB report says A&B economy rose by 3.5% in 2018
Antigua Observer

The economy of Antigua and Barbuda grew in 2018, mainly as a result of activity in the tourism and construction sectors. This was according to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), which has released its report on the...

Massiah advises LIAT to meet with all regional trade unions
Antigua Observer

The General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU) David Massiah has called on LIAT to hold a regional meeting with all the trade unions representing the airline’s workers to re-examine...

Stakeholders commit to financing LIAT
Antigua Observer

Stakeholders for cash-strapped carrier LIAT (Leeward Islands Air Transport) have reportedly made progress in talks on a restructuring plan that could see all parties bearing some of the burden. The town hall-style meeting...

Pilots’ union head says LIAT meeting went better than expected
Antigua Observer

A meeting between shareholders and unions representing LIAT staff in Barbados on Monday went better than expected. That was according to the President of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA), Captain...

Barbados to host urgent LIAT shareholder governments meeting
Nation News

Shareholder governments of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, will meet in Barbados later on Monday to discuss the financial crisis facing the Antigua-based airline, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves...

Stakeholders asked to support LIAT’s restructuring plan
Antigua Observer

The Heads of Government from five Caribbean countries have agreed that the restructuring plan which was designed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) a year ago for regional airline LIAT must be implemented to ensure...

Non-shareholders to be targeted in quest to solve LIAT financial woes
Antigua Observer

CARICOM Heads of Government alongside shareholders and Executive Managers of Leeward Islands Air Transport, more popularly known as LIAT, will meet today in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to find alternative ways to aid...

CARICOM grants deferral to Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts-Nevis
Antigua Observer

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has granted Antigua and Barbuda a five-year deferral on the free movement of Caribbean nationals under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). At a CARICOM meeting in Port of Spain...

Grenada to make financial contribution to LIAT
Nation News

ST GEORGE’S – The Grenada government Tuesday said it would be making a “cash contribution” to the cash-strapped Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, less than a week after the regional shareholder...

Renewed calls for more shareholders to invest in LIAT
Antigua Observer

There are fresh calls for more Caribbean countries to consider investing in the Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) even as it continues to reel from losses amounting to millions annually. Prime Minister Gaston Browne...

Antigua union says LIAT must first get serious about itself
Antigua Observer

The sustainability of the Antigua-based regional airline LIAT was the subject of a press conference yesterday by one of the unions representing its employees. LIAT has been plagued by financial difficulties and industrial...

Antigua enters into multi-million dollar agreement with London-based group
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda Government has defended its decision to enter into a multimillion-dollar agreement with Global Ports Holdings (GPH) for the development of the cruise port in the...

Regulating agricultural sector will make it more competitive — Joyce
Antigua Observer

Gameal Joyce, the Agriculture and Fisheries spokesperson for the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), is of the opinion that once agriculture is regulated it will become more competitive. Joyce, who was featured on the...

PM terms LIAT court ruling ‘excessive’
Antigua Observer

‘Excessive’ was one of the words Prime Minister Gaston Browne used while lamenting the recent court ruling against LIAT in St. Croix.  Speaking on Pointe FM radio station over the weekend, Browne expressed...

Antiguan PM hopes LIAT appeals million dollar award
Nation News

ST JOHN’S – Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he hopes the Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, would appeal the US$1.55 million in damages award a former employee by a jury in the United States Virgin...

Caricom hosting national consultations on draft regional gender policy
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Antigua and Barbuda is hosting the first of 15 national consultations on a draft Regional Gender Equality Strategy for the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping.The consultation...

Editorial: It’s the stupidity, stupid!
Antigua Observer

For those not in the know, we have replaced the word “economy” with “stupidity” in today’s title. The title is a play on the de facto campaign slogan of the successful Bill Clinton 1992...

PM Browne: LIAT restructuring needs staff support
Antigua Observer

LIAT staff and their unions are being asked to fully support pending restructuring plans, along with a proposal from one prime minister who said his government will soon make the regional carrier an essential service. The...

LIAT in partnership agreement with caribbeanevents.com
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, has entered into a partnership agreement with caribbeanevents.com , the recently launched website featuring events and festivals scheduled...

Paper beating plastic
Jamaica Observer

JAMAICA, St Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda are among Caricom countries that have already instituted or announced plans to ban the use of single-use plastic products.Joining the movement for an...

State Insurance transfer to NAMCO a recipe for disaster, says Lovell
Antigua Observer

Political Leader of the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) Harold Lovell is highly critical of the government’s decision to place the State Insurance Company (SIC) under the control of the National Asset...

Antigua logs over one million visitors in 2018
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, (CMC) – The Minister of Tourism in Antigua and Barbuda, Charles Fernandez says 2018 was a record-setting year as the two-island state welcomed over one million visitors, topping the figures...

Budget speech gets negative feedback from UPP officials
Antigua Observer

Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Jamale Pringle has said he is disappointed with the 2019 Budget that was presented in Parliament by Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Thursday. Pringle said the budget failed to...

Education minister credits government’s commitment after Budget Speech
Antigua Observer

Despite the cynicism and ridicule that the Prime Minister’s 2019 Budget Address has evoked from some quarters, Education Minister Michael Browne is applauding the amount of money allocated to his ministry. While...

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