Greenbay Hoppers to honour slain fan with mini tournament
Antigua Observer

Slain football fanatic, Campbell Jackson, will be remembered by the Greenbay Hoppers FC this weekend when the Premier Division team host a mini football festival in his honour at the Perth playing field.

60th Anniversary Carnival Budget gets Cabinet’s nod
Antigua Observer

The minister of culture’s justification for a larger budget for the 60th Anniversary of Carnival this year has seemingly persuaded the government to approve the increase.

Crown Culture: Journey to the 60th – THE QUEENS
Antigua Observer

The 2017 Queen of Carnival contestants sat down with Observer Media Group to answer a few questions.

Festivals Commission gets more money
Antigua Observer

A week after rejecting the request for additional funds to offset expenses for activities for the 60th anniversary of Carnival, the Cabinet has agreed to grant a little more than half of the $1.2 million requested by the...

Crown Culture: Journey to the 60th – THE QUEENS
Antigua Observer

The 2017 Queen of Carnival contestants sat down with Observer Media Group to answer a few questions.

Gov’t receives report into Carnival Tuesday death
Antigua Observer

The Police’s Public Prosecution Unit has been directed to resume the Coroner’s Inquest into the tragic death of carnival reveller Oniqua ‘Nikki’ Phillip, who was run over by a truck on August 2, 2016.

Delay of carnival waivers frustrates festivals minister
Dominica Vibes

(Antigua Observer) Minister of Culture and National Festivals E.P. ‘Chet’ Greene said he is disappointed with the failure of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) and the Customs Division to implement...

Ministry of Health to carry out surveillance on food handlers
Antigua Observer

The Ministry of Health will be stepping up its surveillance during Carnival season to ensure food handlers on the island adhere to the safety rules.

Delay of carnival waivers frustrates festivals minister
Antigua Observer

Minister of Culture and National Festivals E.P. ‘Chet’ Greene said he is disappointed with the failure of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) and the Customs Division to implement electricity and...

Call for Festivals Commission to show evidence for budget request
Antigua Observer

Pundits have agreed that the Antigua & Barbuda Festivals Commission should provide the Cabinet with a “transparent explanation” to justify the need for the shortfall of $1.2 million to make up the budget of...

(Guest Comment) Cultural Christianity: The Modern Counterfeit
Antigua Observer

Some may find it offensive to discuss, but it is a truism that needs little defense – most people living in this post-Christian era of western decline haven’t got the faintest understanding of what constitutes...

Ministers delay approval of $7.4M Carnival budget
Antigua Observer

A whopping $7.4 million proposed budget for the 60th anniversary of Carnival has raised the eyebrows of the ministers of government who met at Cabinet this week only to adjourn without approving the sum.

Mas association demands promised waivers for Carnival
Antigua Observer

Mas builders and bandleaders are calling on the government to act with haste to put systems in place for them to receive temporary duty and electricity waivers which will make it cheaper for them to produce costumes and...

What it takes to win the Caribana Calypso Monarch Competition
Antigua Observer

Calypso is the cultural fibre that holds Barbuda’s Caribana Festival together. The people love it and take it very seriously. From what I heard, the title alone gives you all the cool points you need.

Jah Cure returns with video for 'Telephone Love'
Jamaica Star

Hanover-born reggae superstar, Jah Cure recently delivered the new video for his single, Telephone Love.Shot in the tropical island of Antigua, Telephone Love is the first new single since his Grammy-nominated and...

Carnival needs room to evolve, participants say
Antigua Observer

Key participants in Antigua’s Carnival activities are arguing that the festival needs to be allowed to adapt to the changing tastes of a modern audience. They say there is undue insistence on following traditional...

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,...

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