Iraqi commander says to complete capture of Mosul in May
Antigua Observer

An Iraqi commander expects to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district.

Cast of ‘The Godfather’ reunite for emotional 45th anniversary
Antigua Observer

Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired.

Couple Hospitalized After Crash
Antigua Observer

A couple is hospitalized after their car, A 43366, crashed into a boulder on Factory Road around 6 am today. The vehicle spun out of control and slammed into several boulders outside Gigi Furniture/Ashley Furniture...

Springsteen recounts struggle to live outside bliss of rock songs
Antigua Observer

Bruce Springsteen talked on Friday about his struggle to live in the real world rather than inside the lyrical songs he has composed over his 40-year career.

Secretary of Athletics Association tenders resignation
Antigua Observer

At least one member of the Antigua & Barbuda Athletics Association’s (ABAA) secretariat has tendered his resignation in the wake of what is now being referred to as “email gate”.

Of fairy tale endings and the Royal Antiguan
Antigua Observer

On the face of it, the news that the Grand Royal Antiguan has been sold is very welcome news. The hotel, once a jewel in the tourism crown, has long become dull and outdated. Some would even refer to the property as...

Support To Keep Birth Control Law
Antigua Observer

The perspective of a religious leader has been entered into the debate on whether or not someone as young as 13 should have access to birth control products, especially the “morning after pill”.

BPM labels ABLP a ‘dictatorship’ government
Antigua Observer

Asha Frank, one of the Barbuda Peoples Movement (BPM) representatives on the Barbuda Council, has accused the ruling Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) of practicing “dictatorship governance”.

Health officials draft anti-microbial resistance action plan
Antigua Observer

Officials within the Ministry of Health are creating what they have termed “a three-year Antimicrobial Resistance National Plan of Action” which the ministry hopes to be finalised close to the end of May.

UPP caretaker calls for resignation of MP facing sex allegations
Antigua Observer

The report filed against a sitting member of parliament (MP) who has been accused of sexually assaulting a young woman, has led to United Progressive Party (UPP) caretaker for the Saint John’s Rural North...

Get to know the new Wonder Woman and Spider-Man
Antigua Observer

LOS ANGELES — You know the names and you’ve met them briefly before, but this summer Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man take centre stage in blockbusters all their own. Both face the...

Marvel Studios wants to work with Sylvester Stallone again
Antigua Observer

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige and director James Gunn want to collaborate with actor Sylvester Stallone beyond their film “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Although Gunn says it is not quite clear just where the...

Nintendo Finally Says Goodbye To 3D
Antigua Observer

Few video game systems have had as strange a journey as Nintendo’s 3DS. The spunky portable console flopped, got a massive price cut, gradually built up a spectacular library of games, and received several bizarre...

Prince’s ‘Electric Intercourse,’ the First Vault Release from the Purple Rain Deluxe Edition, Is Here
Antigua Observer

Like a Hilma af Klint painting beamed from the past to the future, a new old Prince song has arrived (can you tell I watched Personal Shopper this week?). A studio version of “Electric Intercourse,” a song that...

Age Debate On Birth Control
Antigua Observer

A prominent physician is advocating for the laws of Antigua & Barbuda to be changed to allow children as young as 13 to be able to access birth control products over the counter.

Construction on Barbuda airport to start in September
Antigua Observer

Construction of the new airport runway in Barbuda – which broke ground last month -- is now expected to start in September.

Over $300K injection for disabled children’s outreach project
Antigua Observer

Friends of the Care Project is preparing to launch a community outreach project aimed at building capacity among parents and professionals to care for disabled children.

A&B looking to embrace Bitcoin
Antigua Observer

The Cabinet of Antigua & Barbuda has instructed the Attorney General, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin to draft laws for the implementation of Bitcoin.

Grand Royal Antiguan workers will receive severance pay, union says
Antigua Observer

The union representing the 50-plus workers at the Grand Royal Antiguan Resort said it has initiated talks with the former owners in Trinidad & Tobago to secure severance pay, vacation entitlements and other oustanding...

Fox News anchor, others hit network with race bias claims
Antigua Observer

Fox News faces renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees, a week after network parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc severed ties with its biggest star over unrelated sexual harassment complaints.

‘Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme dies of cancer
Antigua Observer

Jonathan Demme, the eclectic movie director whose work ranged from thrillers like "The Silence of the Lambs" to documentaries on leading musicians, died early on Wednesday of complications from esophageal cancer, his...

Ballet great Baryshnikov granted Latvian citizenship
Antigua Observer

Latvia has granted citizenship to ballet great Mikhail Baryshnikov, who left more than 50 years ago when the Baltic country was still under the Soviet rule.

Resident expresses frustration with APUA and Ministry of Works
Antigua Observer

A resident in the Sea View Farm community has expressed her distress over what she described as an outright disregard for private property and road safety in her village by two government entities.

UPP caretakers want reassurances from the party
Antigua Observer

A “caretakers’ meeting” called by the leaders of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) ended Tuesday night with disappointment for several of those caretakers who went into the meeting hoping...

Union maintains that APUA building should be abandoned
Antigua Observer

The Antigua Trades & Labour Union (AT&LU) is reiterating its calls for the building, which houses the headquarters of Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA), to be abandond because of its physical condition.

With ‘Alien,’ ‘Blade Runner’ sequels, Scott looks forward
Antigua Observer

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Ridley Scott insists he is not a nostalgic person, but you wouldn’t know that looking at the 2017 movie calendar. Not only are audiences getting another “Alien” movie,...

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