Was Asot entitled to diplomatic privileges?
Antigua Observer

The Antigua and Barbuda government is to seek clarity from the U.K. government on its decision to arrest MP Asot Michael who was a government minister transiting that country at the time he was detained.

Child found hanging in All Saints
Antigua Observer

A 12-year-old boy was found hanging in his All Saints, Mack Pond, home this afternoon. The police confirmed the child was pronounced dead and it is a case of suspected suicide. Investigators are on the scene and they say...

Netflix’s Marvel antihero ‘The Punisher’ explores the toll of violence
Antigua Observer

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Frank Castle, the vigilante sniper assassin at the center of Netflix Inc’s new Marvel series “The Punisher,” is neither a hero nor a villain. He is a man in pain. In “The...

Pakistan off-spinner suspended from bowling again
Antigua Observer

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been banned from bowling for a third time by the International Cricket Council because of an illegal action. The off-spinner, 37, was cited by umpires in Pakistan’s...

No suspects in last two homicides
Antigua Observer

By Tameika Malone tameika.malone@antiguaobserver.com Lawmen said that they have no one in custody for the shooting death of Andre “Smokey” Cummings, Jr., who was killed early Wednesday morning. Inspector Frankie...

Man living in fear of gunmen
Antigua Observer

By Tameika Malone tameika.malone@antiguaobserver.com A Villa man said that he is in hiding in fear for his life after learning that a gunman and three other men are on the hunt for him. Michael Rose told OBSERVER media...

Superbugs pose dire threat – health officials
Antigua Observer

One health official believes that the indiscriminate use of antibiotics could see life heading back to “the dark ages” as bugs become more resistant to the drugs. The dire warning came from Alfred Athill, the...

New gun law takes effect as amnesty ends
Antigua Observer

By Martina Johnson martina.johnson@antiguaobserver.com From today, anyone found guilty of unlawful possession of a gun will face jail time. That’s because, according to Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, the...

Man killed in Point shooting
Antigua Observer

By Tameika Malone tameika.malone@antiguaobserver.com Two days before his 28th birthday, Andre “Smokey” Cummings Jr. was shot dead outside a bar on St. George’s Street early Wednesday morning. Police reports...

Killings this year highest in 11 years
Antigua Observer

By Martina Johnson martina.johnson@antiguaobserver.com The Attorney General and Minister of Public Safety Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin said he finds “troubling” the number of killings recorded so far for...

St. Johnston’s Village Man fined $35K
Antigua Observer

A St Johnson’s Village man was ordered to pay a fine of $35,000 or serve two years in prison when he appeared at the St. John’s Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Jalani Constant was charged with possession of...

Zimbabwe’s army seizes power, targets ‘criminals’ around Mugabe
Antigua Observer

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting “criminals” in the entourage of the only ruler the country...

Shooting death near Wendy’s Club in St. John’s 
Antigua Observer

Another man has been gunned down, taking the country's murder toll to 19 for the year.

Wanted man turns himself in to the police
Antigua Observer

Conroy “Connie” Jones has surrendered to police nearly a month after lawmen issued a wanted bulletin for his arrest.

EDITORIAL: Education bashing
Antigua Observer

You all know how we feel about education. To borrow the words of Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.” We believe in that statement wholeheartedly, and we...

Conroy Jones in Custody
Antigua Observer

Conroy “Connie” Jones, who was wanted by police in connection with allegations of wounding, is now in custody. Jones was accompanied by his Lawyer, when he surrendered himself at the Criminal Investigations...

Changes to Firearms Amendment Bill to be gazetted tomorrow
Antigua Observer

The changes to the Firearms Amendment Bill will be gazetted tomorrow (Wednesday).

Man convicted, sentenced for unlawful possession of ammunition and drugs
Antigua Observer

A fine of $10,500 was imposed on Nickayal Blaize for unlawful possession of dozens of bullets and drugs with which he was caught at his Scott's Hill home home in September.

Bus driver dies in road accident
Antigua Observer

A male driver whose bus crashed on All Saints Road this morning has died. The name of the deceased has been withheld as relatives are yet to be notified, the police say. The accident occurred just before 7a.m. in...

POLICE PRESS RELEASE: Road fatality victim named
Antigua Observer

The Traffic Department was called to the scene of a traffic accident on All Saints Road in the vicinity of the Belmont Clinic around 6:15 a.m.  It was reported that a passenger bus ran off the road and [crashed]...

Press Release: Multiple Drug Arrests
Antigua Observer

Several people are in police custody and are likely to be charged, following a number of intelligence driven operations, which resulted in the seizure of large quantities of controlled drugs and ammunition. On Friday, a...

Press Release: Missing Person
Antigua Observer

The Police and family members of 20yr-old Shaquan Fenton King of Bathlodge, are seeking the help of the general public in knowing his whereabouts.

Police looking for the man behind hotel bomb hoax
Antigua Observer

By Tameika Malone tameika.malone@antiguaobserver.com Panicked guests of the Pineapple Beach Club Antigua were evacuated from their hotel rooms yesterday morning in what police determined to be a bomb-threat hoax. Police...

Visitor caught with gun and ammo at Burton’s Apartment
Antigua Observer

By Martina Johnson martina.johnson@antiguaobserver.com Unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a matching round of ammunition are charges a Jamaican man will soon face in court following his arrest by the...

Bomb threat at hotel, guests evacuate
Antigua Observer

A bomb threat was reported this morning at the Pineapple Beach Club formerly the grand Pineapple Beach resort. OBSERVER media understands that Willikes police received a report that there were at least two bombs planted...

Help solve the latest killing
Antigua Observer

Anyone with information about the shooting death of Babu Jardine can help to solve the case and is urged to report it, confidentially, to the police by calling the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at 462-3913/4 or...

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