Hamilton second as Ferrari dominates opener
Antigua Observer

MELBOURNE, Australia, (CMC) — Lewis Hamilton’s woes at the Australian Grand Prix continued yesterday when he finished second behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the Formula One season-opener at Albert Park.

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds lauded at public memorial service
Antigua Observer

Mother-daughter-mother actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died in December just a day apart, were remembered by fans and friends on Saturday at a public memorial service in the Hollywood Hills, where they...

Harrison Ford called himself a ‘schmuck’ after plane incident
Antigua Observer

Harrison Ford is heard calling himself a "schmuck" in an audio recording released on Friday of his exchange with an air traffic controller following a February incident in which the actor landed his private plane on a...

Minister to meet with Central Medical Stores workers
Antigua Observer

Strike action by staff at the Central Medical Stores (CMS) has prompted the Minister responsible for their operations to schedule another meeting with them and their union to address their concerns about alleged poor...

‘Poor house’ re-building in the works
Antigua Observer

Health Minister Molwyn Joseph has announced plans to repair the dilapidated buildings at the Fiennes Institute, which currently serve as the government-owned care centre for elderly people.

Another Brazilian scandal
Antigua Observer

When the news broke of the meat scandal in Brazil, we immediately turned to the government to see what their reaction would be. At first, the response was as expected and a bit underwhelming considering the large amount...

YIDA development troubles Parham residents
Antigua Observer

Residents of Parham have expressed concerns about the effect the proposed YIDA development of the North East Marine Management Area (NEMMA) will have on their seafaring community.

Reputational fallout will follow CIU resignations, says UPP
Antigua Observer

The main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) has warned that the sudden and unexpected resignation of Thomas Anthony from the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) will ultimately undermine confidence in the...

Montague heads delegation to Antigua Cybercrime meeting
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Security Minister Robert Montague is now in Antigua where he is attending the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Caribbean Stakeholders Meeting focusing on Cyber Security and...

Businesswoman, relatives charged with money laundering
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Manchester businesswoman, her son, and sister, are now before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on money laundering charges. Local News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:40:52 GMT Montague heads...

JAMPRO expands international network to attract more BPO investments
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (JAMPRO) has expanded its international network by contracting management-consulting firm Avasant to market Jamaica as a destination for BPO...

Gov’t bans meat products and chicken from Brazil
Antigua Observer

Antigua & Barbuda has followed the lead of its regional partners by instituting an outright ban on the importation of Brazilian meat products and chicken.

Fraud case against former UPP Cabinet ministers adjourned
Antigua Observer

The committal hearing for three members of the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), who have been charged with fraud, was pushed back from yesterday due to an administrative issue. The accused are former MPs Harold...

Jadeja pips Ashwin to first place, Pujara climbs to second in ICC rankings
Antigua Observer

Ravindra Jadeja has overtaken R Ashwin at the top of the ICC Test rankings for bowlers, after taking nine wickets against Australia in the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Cheteshwar Pujara was also a major...

Acting CEO of Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit Resigns
Antigua Observer

The Acting CEO of the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) Thomas Anthony has resigned from the post.

AIDS Secretariat: records rise in HIV infections among women
Antigua Observer

A counsellor at the local AIDS Secretariat said that its records have shown a reverse trend in the transmission of the HIV virus, as the rate of infection among females has increased.

Upp Petitions Gg For Inquiry Into Bribery Scandal
Antigua Observer

 The country’s main opposition party said it has written to Governor General Sir Rodney Willimas petitioning him to convene a commission of inquiry into the Odebrecht Bribery Scandal

Belizean tops GDF Cadet Officers’ course
Kaieteur News

Francisco Choc of Belize has topped the Guyana Defence Force (GDF)’s Standard Officers Course Number 49. Choc is one of two Belizeans who graduated from the course yesterday along with nine Guyanese and one officer...

Too many work-place accidents
Antigua Observer

The number of industrial and work-related accidents in T&T is “alarming” said Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primu

Android plans to improve security update speed this year
Antigua Observer

Google has spent the past year working with third party manufacturers and phone carriers to improve its update system for Android, which is often criticized for not being fast enough to protect users from known...

What happens when corruption is systemic?
Antigua Observer

The human mind evolved to deal with singular threats  —  a lion jumping out of the bushes or a wildfire spreading through the forest. We give cognitive preference to harms that are concrete, immediate, and...

Daytime Emmy nominations: ‘Young and the Restless’ tops list; THR Scores Nom
Antigua Observer

CBS leads all networks with a total of 70 noms, while The Hollywood Reporter landed a nomination for its roundtable series.

Family with Antiguan roots performs classical music to local youth
Antigua Observer

The UK-based Kanneh-Mason siblings, aged seven to 20, have expressed their excitement for the opportunity to perform classical music for Antiguan and Barbudan youth this week, under the theme ‘Playing to...

Disney hit with lawsuit claiming ‘Zootopia’ ripped off ‘Total Recall’ writer
Antigua Observer

Disney is now facing a serious lawsuit alleging that Oscar-winning animation film Zootopia was copied from the work of Gary L. Goldman, a reputable author whose distinguished credits includes writing Total Recall and Next...

‘Gay moment’ stays put as Malaysia to release ‘Beauty and the Beast’ without cuts
Antigua Observer

Walt Disney blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" will be released in Malaysia this month without any cuts, the company said on Tuesday, after censors had earlier asked for the removal of a "gay moment" in the movie.

Experts criticize US electronic devices ban on some flights from Middle East
Antigua Observer

The US government’s unexpected ban on laptops, iPads and other electronics “larger than a cellphone” on flights from 10 airports in the Middle East has sparked criticism from technology experts, who say the...

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