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Antigua and Barbuda and Venezuela Agree on Terms for West Indies Oil Company (WIOC) Acquisition

February 23, 2015 @ 10:57 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 23rd February 2015……..Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne and Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Her Excellency Delcy Rodriguez, on Saturday 21st February successfully hammered out an agreement covering the acquisition of the West Indies Oil Company WIOC. Foreign Minister Rodriguez and her team of ambassadors and technicians flew into Antigua on Friday on the instructions of President Nicolas Maduro, fulfilling a promise made to Prime Minister Browne in Costa Rica to collaborate on the acquisition of one of the most significant business enterprise in Antigua and Barbuda. “We had a most [...]

Sports and Culture Minister Remembers Marcus Christopher

February 23, 2015 @ 10:40 AM
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 ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 23rd February 2015……‘A cultural icon whose mastery of his craft allowed a Nation to trace its progress’ were Minister Chet Greene’s, initial comments as he reflected on the passing of Antigua and Barbudan veteran calypso writer Marcus Christopher. “As the Ministry, in particular the Culture Development Division and the National Festival Office joins with all Antigua and Barbuda to extend sympathy to the wife and family of Mr. Christopher on his passing, we reflect on the positive impact he had on the growth of the Calypso art form, music and Mas across the Nation. [...]

Antigua and Barbuda History Month Progresses

February 22, 2015 @ 10:44 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda - February 22, 2015 - The inaugural Antigua & Barbuda History Month moves into week two with three more village exhibitions and film shows followed by two days of centralized activities at the Multipurpose Cultural Center, before culminating in Barbuda by mid-March. The activities got off to an excellent start in Old Road last Monday 16th February, moving on to Swetes, then Old Road. In each village there was an exhibit of village life highlighting the lifestyle and culture followed by an old time ‘flim’ show and cultural presentation. The exhibits were visited by a [...]

PM Browne Expresses Solidarity with Government of Venezuela

February 21, 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 21 February 2015…..The administration of the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, on Saturday expressed its solidarity with the people and Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela where an attempted military coup was hatched then discovered, and defeated. The Antigua and Barbuda Government and people stand with the democratically elected administration of President Nicolas Maduro.             The coup was discovered on February 1, 2015, and several of the plotters have been detained and will face a trial. Nevertheless, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda condemns any and every attempt to [...]

THE RENEWABLE ENERGY ACT 2015 by Hon. Asot Michael

February 20, 2015 @ 11:06 AM
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The enactment of the Renewable Energy Act 2015 marks a bold and definitive phase in our nation’s development as we pave the way for the citizenry of Antigua and Barbuda to benefit in a meaningful way from the extensive renewable energy resources with which Mother Nature has blessed our beautiful island nation. Specifically, Mr. Speaker, this modern and innovative legislation will for the first time provide the regulatory framework to allow the people of Antigua and Barbuda to harness our renewable energy resources while remaining connected to the national electricity grid and in fact to feed the energy which is [...]

Minister Michael remarks on Commencement of Dredging

February 17, 2015 @ 9:21 AM
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Feb 17, 2015: First of all, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all of you for joining us on this momentous occasion for Antigua and Barbuda and her future as a favored port-of call for cruise lines. Let me begin by acknowledging that Antigua and Barbuda and the cruise industry have enjoyed a mutually rewarding relationship over the decades - - - although - - - in recent years we have watched with concern as neighboring islands compete with us, successfully growing their share of cruise visitors. It was the Antigua & Barbuda labor Party ( ABLP) [...]

Antigua and Barbuda PM requests hold on LIAT decision

February 17, 2015 @ 9:16 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – February 17, 2015……Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has written to his colleague Dr Ralph Gonsalves in his capacity as Chairman of LIAT Shareholders, requesting that “no further action be taken with regard to any decisions made at the meeting of Shareholders’ of LIAT in Barbados on February 13th 2015” until his Cabinet has had the opportunity to discuss the matter. At the meeting of the LIAT shareholder-governments, decisions were announced about disposition of the airline’s fleet of planes and the laying-off of some 160 workers. Antigua and Barbuda is the second largest [...]
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MINISTER OF TOURISM EXPLORES EXPANDING ITS PRESENCE IN THE GERMAN MARKET

December 15, 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA - Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, The Hon. Asot Michael has indicated that Antigua and Barbuda is looking at the possibility of re-opening the Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Office in Germany. This announcement comes following a courtesy visit by Antigua and Barbuda’s Honourary Consul to Germany Dr. Werner Giersch earlier in the month. In 2011, the Ministry of Tourism and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority announced a consolidation of its European offices as part of a restructuring and efficiency drive. Commenting on discussions held at the meeting, Minister Michael said: “We are considering our options as [...]

14th Meeting of the Ministerial Council of PetroCaribe Caracas, Venezuela

November 21, 2014 @ 11:35 AM
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HON. ASOT MICHAEL MP 20TH NOVEMBER 2014  Mr Chairman Distinguished Delegates: It is an honour and pleasure for me to represent Antigua and Barbuda at this Ministerial Council of PetroCaribe, and I believe that important decisions will be taken today that will strengthen the PetroCaribe arrangements even more. I bring with me to this meeting the warm fraternal greetings from the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne. As current Chairman of the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister Gaston Browne reaffirms the robust solidarity of the member states of CARICOM within PetroCaribe. Prime Minister Browne understands the centrality [...]

Antigua Barbuda Festivals Commission moves forward with Plans for V.C. Bird Day and Sir Lester Bird Lighting Competition

November 21, 2014 @ 11:25 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda - November 17, 2014…………….With a high pass mark for the successful staging of the recently concluded 33rdIndependence celebrations in Antigua Barbuda, the newly appointed Festivals Commission- ABFC, is moving forward with plans for the Sir Lester Bird Lighting Competition and the commemoration of V.C. Bird Day, celebrating the work and contributions to Antigua and Barbuda’s development by the country’s most celebrated National Hero and Father of the Nation. The Festivals Commission on Tuesday announced the final two (2) activities which will close the calendar of events for 2014: the Sir. V. C. Bird Day, to be celebrated [...]