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Former Prime Minister the Hon. Lester Bryant Bird to be confered the Honour of National Hero of Antigua and Barbuda on Monday

November 4, 2014 @ 6:48 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 1st November, 2014…..Preparations are well advanced for confering of the National Honour of Knight Companion of the Most Exalted Order of National Hero on Former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Parliamentary Representative of the St. John’s Rural East Constituency, the Hon. Lester Bryant Bird at the National Ceremonial Parade on Monday. Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne in his address to the nation to celebrate the country’s 33rd Anniversary of Independence, announced that the Hon. Lester Bird is one of the architects of the new Antigua and Barbuda and is deserving of the country’s highest honour. “Sir. [...]

Antigua and Barbuda Receives Royal Visit from Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George

November 4, 2014 @ 6:18 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 2nd November 2014………On Saturday 1st November, His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, The Duke of Castro, Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, Princess Camile and His Eminence Renato Raffaele Cardinal Martino, Grand Prior of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George and members of the Order commenced a four day visit to Antigua and Barbuda. We present to you additional photos of Day One of the visit. [epa-album id="35958" show_title="false" display="excerpt"]

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston A. Browne’s Independence Anniversary Address to the Nation of Antigua and Barbuda

October 31, 2014 @ 11:03 PM
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PRIME MINISTER The Honourable Gaston A. Browne 33rd Anniversary of Independence Message 1st November 2014 Fellow Citizens and Residents of Antigua and Barbuda Happy Independence Day to you. At 33, ours is still a young star in the galaxy of older nations that form our world. Yet, already we have embedded in our society values and traditions that were achieved by others only after centuries of conflict, of protest, and of struggle. It is adherence, to those traditions and values that have kept our country peaceful and that have maintained the inherent cohesion of our community. Within that calm and cohesion, we [...]

Ease of doing business by World Bank

October 31, 2014 @ 10:46 AM
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Sir, Today's Daily Observer (page 4) carried a story about the World Bank's Publication on The Ease of Doing Business Rankings in 189 states. The headline suggested  that the Antigua and Barbuda ranking made a "rapid decline" from previous years when, in 2007, the ranking was 33rd and today it is 89th. First, the World Bank publication indicates in its heading that "the rankings are benchmarked to June 2014". The ABLP took office on June 13 2014, and was therefore the government for 17 days during the 360-day period when the assessments were made. The poor performance of the outgoing administration must [...]

PM Browne Condemns terrorist Action in Canada

October 24, 2014 @ 11:59 AM
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 23rd October, 2014……..Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne has expressed concern over the recent shocking terrorist attack on the government system in Canada, condemning the action stoutly and unreservedly. In a letter to Canadian Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister Browne extended condolences on the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo who was killed during the gun attack at the National War Memorial. We reproduce below the full text of the Prime Minister’s letter to his Canadian counterpart: Dear Prime Minister Harper,  On behalf of the people and Government of [...]

PM Browne promotes Antigua and Barbuda Investment Climate and the CIP Programme in Europe, Asia and the Middle East

October 24, 2014 @ 10:43 AM
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 24 October, 2014….Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne is today in Dubai, United Arab Emirates promoting Antigua and Barbuda and the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme during a number of specially organized events and investment conferences. While in the Middle East, the country’s leader will address businessmen and investors on the benefits of the country’s CIP programme and also meet with government officials and members of the Royal Family. Before arriving in Dubai, Prime Minister Browne was the featured speaker at a Citizenship by Investment and International Residency Summit at the Jumeriah Carlton in Belgravia, one [...]

Port Authority Board Commissioners Sworn-in

October 24, 2014 @ 10:38 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – October 24, 2014…….The seven-person Antigua Port Authority Board Commissioners was sworn-in at the Government House on Thursdaymorning, October 23 2014. The oath was administered by the new Governor General, Dr. Sir Rodney Williams, who took the opportunity to encourage the members to perform their duties well. The Chairperson of the Antigua Port Authority Board is Senator MaryClare Hurst and the Deputy is Delano Richards. Freestone Robinson, Dwight Gardiner, Peter Thomas and Winston Gomes are Commissioners, and Craig Christopher, a lawyer, is the Board Secretary. The seven-person Board of Commissioners has been working since their appointment; however, [...]

Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda Appointed to the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

October 22, 2014 @ 11:22 PM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 22nd October, 2014……..Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, on the advice of Her Majesty's Antigua and Barbuda Ministers, has conferred orders for the appointment of His Excellency Dr. Rodney Errey Lawrence Williams to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. Consequently, His Excellency is now an Ordinary Member First Class, or Knight Grand Cross of the said Most Distinguished Order (GCMG). The award, which is dated 30th August, 2014 was announced in the London Gazette of the 17 October, 2014. As a result of the Knighthood, His Excellency will receive the title of “Sir.” His spouse will now [...]

Kylin International Group Presents Billion Dollar Investment Proposal to Prime Minister Gaston Browne

October 17, 2014 @ 9:02 PM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 17th October, 2014…….Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Ministers of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda welcomed the Kylin International Group, headed by its Chairman Mr. Lawrence McDonough to the weekly Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday, October 15 2014. The Kylin International Group is planning to spend more than US$2.2 billion dollars on relocating the St. John’s cargo port, extending the wharf at the Deepwater Harbour, developing three new finger piers, dredging the Harbour channel and turning basin to 60 feet, in order to accommodate the largest cruise vessels sailing today. The Kylin Group, working in conjunction with [...]

The Honourable Asot Michael Engages His Excellency V. Mahalingam, High Commissioner of India in High Level Discussions

October 17, 2014 @ 8:53 PM
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The Honourable Asot A. Michael on Friday, 17th October, 2014, met with the High Commissioner of India, His Excellency V. Mahalingam to discuss a number of Investment opportunities. The High Commissioner and the Minister discussed the possibilities of attracting a number of investments from India; amongst them are the possibilities of engaging the TAJ Group of Hotels and the ITC Company to construct various five star hotels on the island.  Other notable areas that were discussed are; -   Development and technical assistance in Wind and Solar Power in Antigua and Barbuda Information Technology Development to support the expansion of Information Technology [...]