An initiative has been put in place to get more people to Barbuda for Caribana
Antigua Observer

The Cabinet is waiving taxes on fuel for vessels taking revelers from Antigua to the Barbuda for Caribana. The festival runs from June 1st to 5th. And the Government’s spokesman, Lionel ‘Max’ Hurst says the...

Dior elevates festival fashion with Los Angeles-inspired Cruise collection
Antigua Observer

Fringed capes, pleated skirts and bolero hats peppered the runway at the Dior Cruise 2018 collection on Thursday as the luxury Parisian label spun its own twist on music festival fashion. “Dior Sauvage” drew...

Causion puts spin on Third World classic
Jamaica Observer

For the last three years Antiguan singer Causion has toured with Third World as the veteran band's opening act. Recently he decided to cover a song from one of their classic albums.That song, Cold Sweat, is produced by...

Suggestion to delay lobster closed season until after Caribana
Antigua Observer

The minister of Agriculture and Barbuda Affairs said that several stakeholders in Barbuda’s Caribana have suggested that the May 1 to June 30 closed season on lobster be tweaked to accommodate the annual festival.

Minister says local culture must remain in Antigua Sailing Week
Antigua Observer

The organisers of a national festival have been reminded to keep local culture in the centre of all planning and activities.

Antigua cops hunt Jamaican involved in robbery
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — The police in Antigua and Barbuda are on the hunt for a Jamaican man who was reportedly involved in a recent robbery at a travel agency earlier this month. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017...

Poor choices by gov’t impacting mosquito eradication programme — PNP
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People’s National Party (PNP) says it has noted that while the government spent $800 million on a highly partisan bushing programme, much of which was paid prior to the local government...

Gov't strengthening law enforcement, High Commissioner to UK tells Diaspora
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (JIS) — Jamaica is reforming and modernising several pieces of legislation in order to strengthen law enforcement capabilities while seeking to improve all aspects of security on the island,...

UWI lecturer urges ethical guidelines in civil society advocacy
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dr Herbert Gayle of the UWI department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, has called on civil society groups to observe ethical guidelines in carrying out research for advocacy. Local News...

EU says Brexit plans unchanged by British election call
Jamaica Observer

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The EU said Tuesday it did not expect negotiating guidelines for Britain's exit from the bloc to be affected by the British government's call for an early general election. Local News Tue,...

FSPID ensuring imported food safety
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division (FSPID) is carrying out its mandate to ensure that all food entering the island is safe for consumption. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017...

Kite festival called off due to bad weather
Antigua Observer

The highly anticipated Antigua & Barbuda International Kite Festival has been postponed due to inclement weather conditions.

Nicole Kidman fans get a treat as Cannes festival lineup unveiled
Antigua Observer

Nicole Kidman will supply multiple doses of Hollywood glamour at this year's Cannes Film Festival, appearing in four productions during the two-week movie showcase, the organizers said on Thursday as they announced the...

Nicole Kidman fans get a treat as Cannes festival lineup unveiled
Antigua Observer

Nicole Kidman will supply multiple doses of Hollywood glamour at this year's Cannes Film Festival, appearing in four productions during the two-week movie showcase, the organizers said on Thursday as they announced the...

Jamaica suffer heavy defeats in Hong Kong Sevens tourney, but...
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica’s rugby teams to the Hong Kong Sevens tournament were on the receiving end of heavy defeats today, but Coleen Lewis, assistant manager of the female team, thought the experience was invaluable. Local Sports...

Guineas races take centre stage in 12-race extravaganza
Jamaica Observer

The nation’s festival of racing of the leading native-bred three-year-old performers opens with the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas races at Caymanas Park today. Local Sports Sat, 08 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Young side needs...

Mohammed spurs Windies to record-breaking win over Pakistan
Jamaica Observer

PROVIDENCE, Guyana (AFP) — Jason Mohammed played the finest innings of his brief international career to pace the West Indies to an historic four-wicket victory over Pakistan in the opening One-Day International at...

Leckford javelin record highlights G C Foster’s push to retain title
Jamaica Observer

G C Foster’s Olivia Leckford threw a record 52.68m with the javelin, bettering the 46.60m set by Iskeka Binns in 2015 on day one of the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium...

Overseas tours vital to preparation of Under-19s — West
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — West Indies Under-19s head coach Graeme West expects the tour of South Africa in July to play a crucial part in the side’s preparation for the defence of their ICC Youth World Cup...

Pelicans aim high against Knights in Parish League final
Jamaica Observer

The UWI Pelicans ‘A’ team will be looking to maintain a consistently high standard for the game’s entirety when they challenge UTech Knights, in what is expected to be a tough battle for Major League...

Temperature to rise at Bacchanal Friday
Jamaica Observer

The carnival fever is set to rise at Mas Camp as the climax of the season fast approaches. Tonight Frenchmen teams up with Bacchanal Jamaica to showcase Ricardo Drue, Fadda Fox, Dei Musicale, and DJ Franco. Charmain...

The website is just the beginning
Antigua Observer

The minister responsible for Carnival recently urged everyone to treat the national festival as a serious economic activity. During the launch of a local mas’ band, Minister of Culture and National Festivals, EP...

PNP councillor conditionally discharged in death of Reggae Boyz coach’s son
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The councillor for the Salt Spring division of the St James Municipal Corporation, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Sylvan Reid has been conditionally discharged in a fatal motor...

TEF gets new executive director
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Godfrey Dyer, today announced that Dr Carey Wallace has been appointed as executive director for the fund. Local News Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:57:10 GMT...

43 children among 254 dead in Colombia mudslide
Jamaica Observer

MOCOA, Colombia (AFP) — Rescuers clawed through mud and timber Monday searching for survivors of a mudslide in southern Colombia that has killed 254 people including 43 children and left relatives desperately seeking...

Men found with car stolen during murder, gun seized 
Jamaica Observer

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Four men were taken into custody after police intercepted a stolen motorcar in Portmore, St Catherine about 1:25 am today. Local News Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:07:12 GMT 43 children among 254 dead...

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