Antiguan teachers urged to take legal action against police
Nation News

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers (ABUT) says it is encouraging teachers who were allegedly strip-searched by police officers investigating a robbery at a school, to pursue legal action....

Police, gov’t agency work to identify parents of abandoned baby
Antigua Observer

Officials within the Family and Social Services Division say they are playing a role in the case involving a nine-day-old baby who was abandoned in a small cardboard box on a doorstep in Gray Hill over the weekend....

ONDCP swoop nets ammo and weed
Antigua Observer

On Tuesday, 26th March 2019, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted an operation on the eastern side of Antigua which led to the execution of a search warrant in Golden...

DPP says Cutie’s prison release amendments ‘unconstitutional’
Antigua Observer

Changes to the Prison Act/Rules in 2017, taking power from the governor general and giving it to the minister responsible for prisons and public safety, are said to be unconstitutional. Attorney Charlesworth Tabor said...

Hodges Bay residents uneasy about stone throwing attacks
Antigua Observer

Residents in Hodges Bay are calling on the police to do two things with immediate effect: provide more patrols and be quicker in their responses to reports about suspicious criminal activities. The complaining residents...

Date set for prison sentence remission cases
Antigua Observer

Wednesday has been set as the date for the matters involving convicted killers Gideon Jackson and Bryan Frederik Soerowidjojo who have each filed an application questioning why they are still behind bars after the...

More legal action over controversial prison sentence remission
Antigua Observer

The wife and fiancé, respectively, of convicted killers “Gideon Jackson and Bryan Frederik Soerowidjojo” are standing in solidarity with the men who have each filed an application questioning why they are...

Armed robber guilty, remanded to await his fate
Antigua Observer

Aggravated robbery convict Josh Lucien has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison pending sentencing, scheduled for next month in the High Court. This occurred after a 12-member jury found him guilty on Thursday,...

Ex-inmate says harsh conditions exist throughout HMP
Antigua Observer

It is misleading to state that conditions for female inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) are better than the conditions the male inmates have to endure in the overcrowded Coronation Road facility. This is according...

Pay attention to amended cannabis laws, the drug has not been legalised
Antigua Observer

If you are one of those people who think possession of cannabis has been legalised altogether, you are wrong and this story is for you. If you’re not, you should still share this news story about Zamir...

Marshall defends HAPI program despite calls for removal
Antigua Observer

After weeks of public scrutiny and calls for the Home Advancement Program for the Indigent (the HAPI programme) to be scrapped due to reports of convicted inmates not being properly supervised, Minister of Social...

Army man hauled before court on rape charge
Antigua Observer

A month after he allegedly raped an 18 -year-old female, a serving member of the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force (ABDF) has been charged, and yesterday he was taken to court and remanded. The man appeared before...

No charges yet for drug bust suspect
Antigua Observer

Kenroy Marshall is still hospitalised, recovering from the gunshot wound to his left leg, a month after he was taken down in a drug bust. The 37-year-old suspect remains in stable condition at the Mount St. John’s...

Mom urges public to donate blood after son’s ‘miracle’ recovery
Antigua Observer

Family and friends of accident victim Kywanzie Southwell are calling his recovery a miracle as the teenager – who was on a ventilator just over two weeks ago – is now walking, talking and living life nearly as...

Mom caught with gun gets help to pay fine
Antigua Observer

Relatives on Monday afternoon pooled resources to come up with the $8,000 that was payable forthwith out of a $14,000 fine imposed on Saida Joseph, so that she would not go to jail for unlawful gun possession. The young...

Ministry of Works makes headway with repairs to facilities
Antigua Observer

A team from the Ministry of Works, headed by Minister Lennox Weston and Permanent Secretary Clarence E. Pilgrim, conducted a tour of four sites yesterday to assess the scope of work being undertaken by the ministry. The...

Mom fined for gun possession, jail awaits if she defaults
Antigua Observer

The mother of four who pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a gun was ordered to pay a fine at her sentencing hearing before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel-Edwards yesterday. Saida Kelser Twila Joseph was ordered to pay...

Duo remanded on ammo charge, trial date set
Antigua Observer

Sevorn Burton and co-accused Darren Thomas, charged with unlawful possession of ammunition, have been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison pending their trial on June 19. They pleaded not guilty when they appeared before...

Domestic violence highlighted as serious issue in Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua Observer

Violence against women, spousal abuse, and sexual harassment were identified as problematic issues in Antigua and Barbuda in the recently released US State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018....

Antigua and Barbuda and other CARICOM member states condemn New Zealand massacre
Antigua Observer

Antigua and Barbuda and the other 14-members of the CARICOM grouping have condemned the latest attack on two mosques in New Zealand.  In a statement made over the weekend, CARICOM said that it was shocked and appalled...

Sex offenders get sentence reduction in separate cases on appeal
Antigua Observer

The 20-year jail sentence that former prison officer Donald Lumsden received for raping the daughter of a family friend was found to have been too harsh by the Court of Appeal which shaved off five years. A jury had...

Second ‘wanted man’ charged, remanded for illegal bullets and drugs
Antigua Observer

Eight charges for possession of illegal bullets and drugs were filed against Sevorn Burton days after the items were found in an abandoned house in which he had been hiding from the police. The 27-year-old man, who...

Editorial: Oops!
Antigua Observer

It would be difficult to find a government anywhere in the Caribbean as incompetent as the ruling regime here in this blessed state.  I mean, with misstep after misstep, only the willfully ignorant have any faith that...

Woman to face jury for allegedly lying for robbery accused
Antigua Observer

Monette Walker has been committed to stand trial in the May Criminal Assizes on a charge of Perverting the Court of Justice in connection with the robbery cases against Cadaphy “Jun Jun” Evanson of Briggins....

Attorney barred from seeing killer whose remission was revoked
Antigua Observer

Questions are being asked about why prison officers barred a lawyer from seeing convicted killer Gideon Jackson who was recently granted a remission on the remainder of his sentence, only to have it revoked soon...

Appellate court sets aside sex crime conviction
Antigua Observer

Terry Herbert has spent the last five years of his life behind bars, serving time on conviction for having sex with a seven-year-old girl. But this week the Court of Appeal ruled that the conviction was unsafe, so it was...

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