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Antigua and Barbuda Government questions US money laundering report

March 20, 2015 @ 3:05 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 19th March, 2015: The government of Antigua and Barbuda has questioned a report by the United States Department of State that categorises Antigua and Barbuda and six other Caribbean countries as “jurisdictions of primary concern for money laundering”. The report is the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) for 2015. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who is also Minister of Finance, said that “it is cold comfort to Antigua and Barbuda that the US State Department has also placed the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the People’s Republic of China in the same category”. “Categorisation [...]

Antigua and Barbuda Showcases a Fresh New Look

March 19, 2015 @ 9:53 PM
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(Miami, Florida) - Antigua and Barbuda Tourism officials continue their relentless efforts to negotiate for more cruise calls.   They successfully showcased the attributes and attractions of the destination, at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015. The annual event held from Marc  h 16 – 19 is the largest gathering of Cruise Tourism Officials in North America. The Delegation headed by the Hon Asot A. Michael Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy included Senator Mary-Claire Hurst Chairperson of the Antigua Port Authority, General Manager Darwin Telemaque and Ms. Shirlene Nibbs Tourism Consultant in the Ministry of Tourism who has been tasked [...]

Italian Students Learn about Antigua and Barbuda’s work at the United Nations

March 12, 2015 @ 9:05 PM
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  NEW YORK, NY, USA – 12th March 2015……..The Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda in New York recently hosted twenty-nine students from various schools and colleges in Italy who were representing Antigua and Barbuda at the annual Model United Nations Conference held at the UN Headquarters from March 4th- 6th, 2015. The students were briefed by the Permanent Representative, Ambassador H.E. Walton Webson, and Counsellor Tumasie Blair on the work done by the Antigua and Barbuda Permanent Mission in New York and its diplomatic roles and relationships in multilateral affairs.  They also discussed the unique position that Antigua and [...]

Caribbean Candidates for Int’l Positions

March 11, 2015 @ 8:52 AM
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STATEMENT Mismanagement of Our CARICOM Affairs The cronyism, nepotism and promotion of unqualified persons by Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar have been now exported to the CARICOM and international posts. The two most recent nominations she made have failed to receive both Caribbean and wider international support. The first of these failed nominations was Mr. Hamid Ghany, a known insider to the Mrs. Persad-Bissessar’s cabal and propagandist for her directives. He was nominated for the Secretary General of the 79-nation African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group even though he had no relevant experience in trade negotiations, in the workings of the ACP [...]

PM Browne and Cabinet tour US Base

March 11, 2015 @ 8:47 AM
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 ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 10th March 2015……….The administration of Prime Minister Gaston Browne is entering into the second stage of the negotiations for the handover of the US Base—both land and assets—to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.  The USA informed the former Prime Minister, Hon. Baldwin Spencer, nearly two years ago, that it would be closing the base; that information was kept a secret. However, once the information of the base closure was communicated to the Honourable Gaston Browne, as Prime Minister, a few months ago, he set about to squeeze the most from the departing US [...]

Hon. Asot Michael’s Remarks in MOT, & ABTA Joint Strategy Meeting

March 9, 2015 @ 11:05 AM
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Good morning Colleagues …        First of all, it’s a great pleasure to welcome the combined team of the Ministry of Tourism and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority to this important meeting. Indeed, I expect this meeting to produce plans, strategies and outcomes that will set the tourism industry on an upward trajectory. From this meeting, I want new, creative ideas that will serve to considerably enhance our place in the world market as one of the leading tourism destinations globally. I want to hear what my friend, Ambassador Sir Ron Sanders, once described to me as “disruptive thinking” – [...]

Government responds to UPP on Sweet Homes project in the UAE

March 7, 2015 @ 11:40 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – March 7, 2015…….The Government of Antigua and Barbuda on Friday responded to a story appearing in the Observer Newspaper of 6th March entitled, “UPP raises fresh questions about Sweet Homes CIP deal”. Chief of Staff, Ambassador Lionel Hurst, said:  “There is no requirement under the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme for anyone to purchase any of the units under the Sweet Homes project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The contractual arrangement with the UAE project is that it can refer persons to the CIP for consideration, and would be paid a commission for doing [...]

Antigua in Berlin to secure Energy Initiatives, Hotel Investment and Increase Tourism Business for the Country

March 7, 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Delegation attends multiple conferences in Berlin to secure Energy Initiatives, Hotel Investment and Increase Tourism Business for the Country Photo Caption:Cherrie Osborne – UK Director of Tourism, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority; Stanley Francis - National Tours; Kathrin Borowoski- Blue Waters, Sugar Ridge and Hermitage Bay; Dr. Werner Giersch - Honourary Consul .; The Hon. Asot Michael Minister of Tourism, Investment, Economic Development and Energy; Hans Kupin - Economic Envoy; Rohan Hector - Chairman Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority; Devin Joseph- Antigua Yacht Club Marina; Fabio Giorgi - The Inn at English Harbour. (St. John’s, Antigua [...]

Callaloo Cay Resort Development at Morris Bay in Old Road to be discussed at Townhall Meeting

March 5, 2015 @ 7:03 AM
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Tuesday, 3 March 2015: The Gaston Browne-led Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) government will be taking another of its tourism and community development projects to the people of the southern community of Old Road on Wednesday, 4 March 2015 The Callaloo Cay Resort Development at Morris Bay will be the subject of a consultation at a Townhall Meeting at the Old Road Primary School, where Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne; the Attorney General the Honourable Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin; Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Casroy James; Mr. Dawood Shah, representative of the developer His Excellency Sheik Tariq Faisal [...]

Antigua and Barbuda represented at CARICOM – High Level Meeting in Germany

March 4, 2015 @ 6:22 AM
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The Honorable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy was among senior ministers and other officials from the CARICOM region taking part in a series of high level meetings between CARICOM countries and the Government of Germany in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany on March 2 - 3, 2015. The meeting, which followed on an invitation from the Government of Germany, discussed a range of issues including concessionary development financing for Caribbean countries, energy security and renewable energy, information and communication technologies, regional geopolitical developments, CARICOM relations with Germany, and climate change. A series of meetings were also held [...]