Slipknot’s Corey Taylor defends slapping phone out of fan’s hand
Antigua Observer

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has finally spoken out about the time he smacked a cellphone out of a fan’s hand at a concert.

Prince Overdose: Mislabelled Pills Found In His Home
Antigua Observer

Pills recovered from Prince's Paisley Park estate were falsely labelled and actually contained a drug 50 times more potent than heroin, officials have revealed.

Mansoor says section of Telcoms Bill invasive
Antigua Observer

Former Telecoms Minister Dr Edmund Mansoor has expressed concern over a section of the proposed new Telecoms Bill, accusing the Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party Administration of invading people’s privacy....

Antigua becomes cruise line port
Antigua Observer

Antigua has made a leap forward to becoming a homeport for cruise lines, as St John’s will be one of four homes for the Spanish cruise line, Pullmantur.

TUC deems Statutory Corporations Bill a “backward piece of legislation”
Antigua Observer

The umbrella body for trade unions has joined the dissenting voices to the controversial Statutory Corporations (General Provisions) Bill 2016, suggesting that it “is a backward piece of legislation which should not...

Former soldier wants the head of the Defence Force gone
Antigua Observer

A retired Antigua & Barbuda Defence Force Captain has said it is time for the head of the military to go because he has spent “far too much time” on the job and has failed to effect positive changes within...

A call for Jet Skis operators to be compliant
Antigua Observer

Jet ski operators are being advised to familiarise themselves with the new regulations and safety inspection in place before they can be issued a Small Craft Safety Certificate and License.

A Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Anguilla From 8pm Tonight
Anguilla Life

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF ANTIGUA, BARBUDA, MONTSERRAT, ST. KITTS, NEVIS

Water shortages hit West Bank Palestinians, provoking war of words
Antigua Observer

At the peak of a searing summer, Palestinians living in parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank are suffering from severe water shortages, prompting a war of words between Palestinian and Israeli officials over who is...

Jennifer Lawrence ranked world’s highest paid-actress for second year
Antigua Observer

"Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence on Tuesday topped a Forbes magazine list of the world's highest-paid actress for the second straight year, earning some $46 million, followed by Melissa McCarthy.

Jason Statham promises plenty of action in ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’
Antigua Observer

Jason Statham, Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones join forces for action movie "Mechanic: Resurrection", a sequel to the 2011 thriller about an elite hitman.

Mislabeled pills seized at Prince’s home after his death: reports
Antigua Observer

Mislabeled pills were seized at the home of musician Prince after his death from an overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl, according to media reports on Monday.

Completion of All Saints Secondary’s admin block set for September
Antigua Observer

Although the actual opening date has been delayed, education officials said they are pleased with the progress of the work to rebuild the administration block at the All Saints Secondary School.

Don’t Change Your Vote, At&lu Tells Wigley
Antigua Observer

The Antigua Trades & Labour Union (AT&LU) has dispelled rumours that it might now be in support of the contentious Statutory Corporations General Provisions Bill 2016, following the Cabinet’s August 17...

Nursing official calls for higher wages
Antigua Observer

The superintendent of Public Health Nursing in Antigua & Barbuda is calling on the authorities to address the problem of low remuneration that is plaguing nurses in the country.

Agreement for new airline services to complement visa-free travel for UAE
Antigua Observer

The Government of Antigua & Barbuda is moving speedily to implement a number of policies and agreements aimed at drawing investment from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including visa free travel and the recent...

Mixed CSEC results for A&B in key subjects compared to region
Antigua Observer

Antigua & Barbuda’s overall pass rate for this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) stands at 74.2 per cent while the pass rate for the entire region is 66 per cent.

Nurses say their low remuneration remains a major issue
Antigua Observer

Low pay is said to be one of the factors contributing to the age-old problem of nurse migration.

Belgian jazz musician Thielemans dies aged 94
Antigua Observer

Toots Thielemans, the Belgian jazz harmonica and guitar player who worked with many of the postwar greats, died on Monday aged 94, his agency said.

World’s largest indoor theme park to open in Dubai
Antigua Observer

The world's largest indoor theme park is set to open in Dubai this month to lure back some of the tourists and residents who often flee abroad during the scorching desert summer.

‘Ben-Hur’ Flops With $11.4 Million, ‘Suicide Squad’ Still on Top
Antigua Observer

"Ben-Hur" derailed spectacularly at the multiplexes this weekend, as the latest attempt to revive the chariot racing epic opened to an anemic $11.4 million. That's a disastrous result for the $100 million production,...

Barbra Streisand teaches Siri a lesson
Antigua Observer

A tweak to Siri's pronunciation of Barbra Streisand's name will be heading to Apple products soon.

Dominicans in Diaspora urged to invest in country
Antigua Observer

Dominican business owners living overseas are being urged to invest in the country in order to create job opportunities.

Bodybuilding Federation ready to host Nationals, says President
Antigua Observer

With less than a week to go before the annual Bodybuilding Championships, President of the Antigua & Barbuda Amateur Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Federation, Jamila Jonas said she’s pleased with the...

Residents join ‘The Movement’ in Five Island School advocacy
Antigua Observer

A significant number of residents joined a whistle-stop yesterday dubbed “Open the Damn School” to press for the Five Islands facility to be opened in September as a secondary school.

Counsellor advises help for students mentally affected by poor grades
Antigua Observer

Counsellor Dr Jean-Machelle Benn-Dubois is advising families to seek professional help in cases where a child may not be responding well mentally to certain situations.

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