Veteran local lawyers on opposing sides in landmark corruption case in the US
Antigua Observer

Two of this country’s top attorneys at law will be on opposing sides in the federal trial of Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, which commences in New York next week, the outcome of which could influence future...

Chairman says Integrity Commission needs more power
Antigua Observer

Chairman of the Integrity Commission Radford Hill is dissatisfied with the limited powers of the commission and has declared that it will recommend amendments granting it “more teeth”.

Pilots Call Off Strike
Antigua Observer

The Leeward Island Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) has abandoned its threat to take industrial action following a high level meeting on Wednesday where an informal agreement was reached with the employer, LIAT.

Looking beyond decriminalisation
Antigua Observer

There may be something to the statements made by Rastafarian Isaiah Nicholas when he asserted that the fate of the next general election lies with the decriminalisation of the controversial marijuana plant. The mere fact...

LIAT to be hit by protest action starting Thursday
Dominica Vibes

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, May 23 2017 (Caribbean News Service) – The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) has placed its members on notice that pilots will embark on protest action starting Thursday....

Gonsalves Returned As Football Boss
Antigua Observer

Like a true striker, former national footballer Everton “Batow” Gonsalves completed his hattrick in style, winning a third consecutive four-year term as President of the Antigua & Barbuda Football...

Rastafarian says weed talks will influence next election
Antigua Observer

The fate of the next general elections lies with the decriminalisation of the controversial marijuana plant, a drug that many people want to be legalised.

LIAT not honouring salary agreement – pilots’ union
Dominica Vibes

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) says the management of the regional carrier LIAT has failed to honour an agreement concerning a new salary structure and a...

Female chairman has the power in Barbuda Council senate race
Antigua Observer

The current chairman of the Barbuda Council and former senator has expressed confidence that the ruling party will have the last say in the selection of a new senator.

Lovell says gov’t is under pressure to hire supporters
Antigua Observer

Former finance minister and Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Harold Lovell has cautioned the current administration against the practice of adding workers to the public sector because of pressure...

Guest Comment: What do we benefit from YIDA?
Antigua Observer

Dear Editor I have been following with interest your editorials about the Yida development over the last week. You raise some very interesting points which every Antiguan citizen should be extremely concerned about. If...

Guest Commentary: Guiana Island – our last sanctuary for our fish!
Antigua Observer

Guiana Island and the surrounding islands have for many years been a protected zone for ecology and particularly fisheries, but is now seriously threatened by political parties and this has been happening over three...

Windies Squad to face Afghanistan in T20 Series
Dominica Vibes

Friday, May 19, 2017 ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board has named a 13-member squad for the upcoming three-match T20 Series against Afghanistan. The squad for includes one...

Jabloteh, Cibao in CFU Club final
Trinidad Guardian

Former champion San Juan Jabloteh of T&T and Dominican Republic outfit Cibao FC will contest the final of the 2017 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship tomorrow evening at the Hasely Crawford Stadium,...

Taylor recalled for T20I series
Jamaica Gleaner

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, 19, CMC – Fast bowling seemed to have been uppermost in the minds of the West Indies selection panel, when they chose the 13-member squad for their upcoming three Twenty20 Internationals...

Press Release: UPP opposes beach creation on Guiana Island
Antigua Observer

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2017 UPP Condemns PM Browne’s Decision to Override Environmental Laws   St. John’s, Antigua – The United Progressive Party condemns Prime Minister Gaston...

Yida’s altered plan influenced gov’t decision
Antigua Observer

Prime Minister Gaston Browne disclosed Thursday that Yida’s submission of a “modified” plan that reduces the destruction of mangroves, prompted the government to override laws that restrict development in...

Browne vs Browne; the marijuana commission resignation
Antigua Observer

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has criticised Bishop Charlesworth Browne for “his premature departure” after the bishop tendered his resignation from the marijuana commission just four days after the first public...

World politics is impacting Antigua & Barbuda’s tourism
Antigua Observer

Antigua & Barbuda is among many destinations where tourism is the main source of income. With that being said, to what extent does the global political climate affect the country’s tourism industry?

Overrides for Yida’s beaches met with criticism
Antigua Observer

Prime Minister Gaston Browne said that the government will apply its legal authority to override prohibitions in the laws protecting the environmentally sensitive Yida development site to make way for beach creation among...

Incumbent takes swipe at challengers as ABFA election looms
Antigua Observer

The gloves are off where the race for the presidency of the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) is concerned, and the incumbent, Everton Gonsalves, has taken a major swipe at his opponents just one week...

Sir Curtly: Windies must rebound
Trinidad Guardian

The tournament, referred to as the mini World Cup, features the cricket world’s top eight sides, with West Indies missing out on the June 1-18 showpiece in England due to their lowly number nine ranking....

PM promises 500 homes before elections
Antigua Observer

Prime Minister Gaston Browne is renewing a promise to have 500 homes built by the government before the next election which is constitutionally due by 2019. This is despite less than 50 homes being complete three years or...

Antigua PM Scraps Gun Factory Deal Amid Public Pressure
Dominica Vibes

(Caribbean 360 News) ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Monday May 15, 2017 – A plan to allow a gun manufacturer to set up shop in Antigua and Barbuda has been scrapped after public outcry. Just hours after he had sought to...

Antigua PM cancels plan to build gun factory after coming under fire
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — A plan to give investors permission to build a gun-assembling plant in the proposed Economic Zone, has been cancelled by Prime Minister Gaston Browne.The announcement of a cancellation was...

UPP to reveal election candidates shortly
Antigua Observer

The opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) is assessing the work of its 15 constituency caretakers so that its list of candidates for the next general elections can be announced by June as promised.

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