UK man rescued at sea
Antigua Observer

A United Kingdom man is now safe in Antigua after being rescued at sea yesterday afternoon approximately four miles south of Antigua.

Child poisoning reports on the rise
Antigua Observer

There has been a noticeable increase in the number cases of child poisoning being brought to the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre. That is according to the hospital’s Marketing and Communications Head, Salma...

Barbudans in UK undeterred by PM’s stubborn stance
Antigua Observer

Despite holding a protest demonstration in front of the venue of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit in London, U.K., on Thursday to raise awareness to the plight of Barbudans, members of the Barbuda diaspora in...

Halo Foundation disburses special-needs scholarships
Antigua Observer

Three special-needs children are the beneficiaries of partial scholarships from the Halo Foundation.

New BoE chairperson appointed
Antigua Observer

The Board of Education has a new chairperson. Head of the Undergrad Department at the Antigua State College, Denise Gardiner was recently appointed to the post.

Man jailed for stealing from eye doctor
Antigua Observer

Shastri Lopez has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for breaking into and stealing from Dr. Alvin Edwards’ home last September.

An act of disrespect – Tabor
Antigua Observer

“We look at it as an act of disrespect and incompetence…the recipient of the award has not even received any official communication.”

Coolers bounce back, Old Road upset Rebels
Antigua Observer

Front-runners, Ottos Coolers bounced back from their defeat to Harold Lovell Rockersville earlier this week to trounce F and G Trading Cuties Ovals Ojays 2, 68-52 at the JSC Sports Complex on Wednesday night.

Narine fireworks help take KKR top
Antigua Observer

JAIPUR, India (CMC) – Sunil Narine missed out with the ball but cashed in with the bat, as he helped Kolkata Knight Riders climb to the top of the Indian Premier League standings with a seven-wicket win over...

Back pay talks continue
Antigua Observer

The Antigua and Barbuda Public Service Association (ABPSA) will be meeting with public servants this morning for feedback on to how to proceed with the ongoing talks with the government’s negotiating team over...

Gov’t vehicles audit to reduce abuse
Antigua Observer

“The Ministry will be taking aggressive action against instances where public sector vehicles are misused or abused.”

Antigua and Barbuda more compliant with international travel regulations for minors
Antigua Observer

Antigua and Barbuda said that it is complying more with "international regulations" that require a parent traveling with his or her U.S. minor child or children to have permission from the other parent.

Red Cross to build office and shelter in Barbuda
Antigua Observer

The Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross Society is planning to construct a branch office with an adjoining shelter in Barbuda.

Former OPBM workers still awaiting severance
Antigua Observer

More than four years after the Overseas Property Bond Management Ltd. (OPBM) abruptly closed its doors, the six employees said they are growing impatient waiting for severance and their entitlements.

Bank workers walk off the job
Antigua Observer

Normal operations at the Global Bank of Commerce, located on Old Parham Road, were disrupted up to midmorning yesterday, after workers abandoned active duty to protest the management’s alleged failure to recognise...

Our neighbourhood is not safe: Point residents
Antigua Observer

Several residents of Point are expressing concern for their safety and community development following the killing of resident Carlton "Pum Pum" Charles, who was found dead in an abandoned house on Sunday, with his hands...

Red Cross relaunches Cash Transfer Programme
Antigua Observer

Barbudans will have a second opportunity to benefit from a Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) compliments the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross, with the aid of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Earthquake sends residents scampering
Antigua Observer

Residents across the country were reportedly running out of buildings out of fear for their safety, on Tuesday, when a 4.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Antigua and Barbuda around 4:26 p.m.

EDITORIAL : A plan for tourism
Antigua Observer

The revelation that there was a only a small increase in visitor arrivals to our bit of paradise during the winter season, pales in comparison to the associated news that bookings for the summer season are slow at this...

Barbudans fight back
Antigua Observer

Barbudans in the diaspora have called on the Gaston Browne administration to produce a formal report of all monies committed to date toward the recovery of Barbuda in addition to details of plans for future use of all...

DNA party unveils shadow Cabinet, spokespersons
Antigua Observer

For its one year anniversary, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is launching, on April 18, its shadow Cabinet or spokespersons on specific issues. In a statement to the media tonight, the DNA said, “We are...

Antigua and Barbuda rocked by 4.7 magnitude earthquake
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 rocked several part of Antigua on Tuesday causing widespread panic but there were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths.The US-based Geological...

Antigua government minister sues Kenneth Rijock
Dominica News Online

Minister of Investment and Trade of Antigua and Barbuda, Asot Michael, has announced that he is taking legal action against Kenneth Rijock and another online blogger for defamation. “I have instructed lawyers in the...

Barbudans want the Commonwealth to intervene in dispute with government
Antigua Observer

Barbudans living in the diaspora have written to the Commonwealth Secretariat, calling on that office to address what they say are "human rights injustices" and "failing democracy" in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Officials discuss plans to reduce debris at Cooks Landfill
Antigua Observer

A number of recommendations have been discussed on the best way forward to reduce the large quantity of debris at the Cooks landfill.

Oldest male celebrates 104 years
Antigua Observer

The challenge has been issued and happily received for Jacobs Alexander Turner to become the country first male supercentenarian.

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