AMSA to host free health screening

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), a student organisation of the American University of Antigua (AUA), and JCI Antigua are collaborating to host a health fair on November 12 at the Multi-Purpose Cultural Centre.

The public was invited to have a free screening of their vital signs. Their blood pressure, BMI, eyes, and glucose levels will be checked in sequence. They will then be able to interact with doctors and get education on their overall health. Continue reading

New Airport Terminal showcased at WTM

Minister John Maginley

Minister of Tourism John Maginley announced the construction of Antigua & Barbuda’s new $45 M international airport terminal on Tuesday at the World Travel Market (WTM).

WTM is the world’s leading travel trade exhibition. Almost 46,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers, and representatives of the international media converge in London annually for the four-day event, which began on Monday. Continue reading

LIAT’s management responds to unions claims


ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, November 08, 2011 – The management of LIAT has rejected a number of claims and allegations made by representatives of the Leeward Island Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) and the National Workers Union of Saint Lucia during a recent interview on a radio station in Antigua.

Speaking on behalf of the company’s management, LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Brian Challenger expressed regret at the biased and one-sided nature of the programme which he said exposed listeners to “a diet of inaccuracies, falsehoods, and distortions disguised as gospel truths, with no opportunity for rebuttal, questioning or clarification”. Continue reading

Accident Old Pharam Road

EMT personnel attending to the accident victim

The driver of this jeep literally drove off the road shortly before 10am this morning as he was heading east along Old Pharam Road.
The cause of the accident remains uncertain but police and EMT personnel were on scene attending to the victim. He had to be cautiously removed from the vehicle which was lodged upright in the drain outside Hadeed Motors.
There were no fatalities.

Cultural Preservation Competition Open

The United States Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean announced the opening of the 2012 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). According to a release, the Embassy is now accepting proposals for projects promoting cultural preservation in the Eastern Caribbean. Proposals are due to the US Embassy by December 2. Continue reading

LIAT and Nevis officials agree on joint efforts to promote the destination


ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, November 07, 2011 – A delegation from the Nevis Island Government, headed by Hon. Joseph Parry, Premier, met on Friday with LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Brian Challenger, and other senior LIAT officials to agree on joint efforts for promoting that island destination for the upcoming 2011-2012 winter tourism season. Continue reading

Lovell speaks of Antigua’s OECD new standings

Harold Lovell

“This statement is to inform you that Antigua and Barbuda is currently being reviewed by the Global Forum peer review group of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to ascertain the quality of the jurisdiction’s legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of information. Continue reading

ALP, PM clash on terminal project financing

The Antigua Labour Party’s influence in the delay of the 2009 negotiations for Chinese funding for the new airport terminal has “unfortunately” skewed by Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer on Wednesday as he addressed a gathering of over 300 people at the new terminal site in Coolidge. Continue reading


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