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Minister Samantha Marshall Represents Nation at High Level Meeting at the United Nations

March 15, 2015 @ 5:38 PM
by ablpadmin
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NEW YORK, NY, USA – 15th March, 2015…….Hon. Samantha Marshall, Minister of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development last week represented Antigua and Barbuda as the only CARICOM minister at a High Level side event, hosted by the Regional Office of  UN Women for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador, at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, on “ National Women’s Machineries and the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: Experiences f rom Latin America and the Caribbean”. Minister Marshall spoke about the actions, achievements and challenges [...]

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SECURE MORE CRUISE BUSINESS AT SEATRADE MED – EUROPE’S LARGEST CRUISE CONVENTION

September 19, 2014 @ 12:20 AM
by ablpadmin
(Barcelona, Spain) September 18th 2014: Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials are relentlessly pursuing cruise business for the destination as they negotiate for more cruise calls, at Seatrade Europe in Barcelona Spain. The annual event held from September 15th – 18th is the largest gathering of Cruise Tourism Officials in Europe. Antigua and Barbuda collaborated with 15 regional destinations for the show, with the country’s two-member delegation, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority CEO, Colin C. James, and Nathan Dundas President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cruise Association working from the “Caribbean Village” to ensure cost effective access to the European cruise market. They were joined [...]

PRESS RELEASE NO. 3

September 8, 2014 @ 8:00 AM
by ablpadmin
The acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, Ambassador Jose Manuel Trullos, invited Minister Asot Michael to a meeting during his visit to the Dominican Republic. In the meeting the Ministers discussed the interest to continue developing strong bilateral relations. In the meeting Vice-Minister, Cesar Dargam and Ambassador Ivan Ogando,  shared a series of projects that will benefit our nations in the areas of security, agriculture, tourism, sports and education. Adriano Herrera, the Dominican Republic Consul General in Antigua and Barbuda shared some of the progress made in trade and development. Ing. Antonio Vargas, National Authorizing Officer for [...]

Opposition Boycott of Ceremonial Sitting of Houses of Parliament branded as Churlish

June 24, 2014 @ 8:00 AM
by ablpadmin
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 24th June, 2014……Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne has chided Opposition Leader the Hon. Baldwin Spencer and members of the Opposition in Parliament, calling their planned boycott of the ceremonial sitting of the House and the Senate onWednesday June 25, unwarranted churlishness. On Tuesday, the Opposition Leader wrote to the Clerk of Parliament advising that he and his members will not be attending the sessions as the Opposition was not given seven clear days notice for the sitting which will only consist of members taking the oath, the election of the [...]

How Far Will Spencer and the UPP Go To Win an Election Already Appearing Lost

June 1, 2014 @ 4:19 PM
by ablpadmin
There are more questions than answers. People have a legitimate right to ask questions of their representatives and the candidates that keep lots of noises in attempts to woo would-be voters in Antigua and Barbuda. Caribbean Times understands that one burning question that has become part of the popular discourse at this time is: how far will Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and the seemingly undisciplined and uncouth United Progressive Party (UPP go to win an election that, from many vantage points, appears to be already lost to the resurgent Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) under its intelligent and refreshing [...]

Gaston Browne on Spencer’s Failed Leadership

June 1, 2014 @ 4:15 PM
by ablpadmin
Assuming that leadership matters, it is striking that Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer’s overall performances are best described as dismal. This is the concerted view of his political opponents in the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP). Caribbean Times reproduces the charge made by the ABLP’s political leader Gaston Browne, speaking at a political meeting and rally at Thwaites Corner a couple of weeks ago. Gaston Browne: Baldwin Spencer has no defense for his failed economic policies and poor performance. He has had a whole decade to perform and he has failed miserably. There is no hope for this country under [...]

Government Borrows More Money

June 1, 2014 @ 4:11 PM
by ablpadmin
Less than two weeks before general elections, the Antigua and Barbuda government has continued its reckless borrowing of money. On Thursday, the government resorted to its practice of borrowing money by issuing bonds on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange. This time, the government raised over $17 million dollars on the exchange. The offer was oversubscribed as the government’s intention was to raise $15 million. It is not immediately known those entities which participated in the purchase of the government bonds. But earlier this month, when the government raised over $20 million, the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) purchased over $18 million [...]

Media Statement: APUA is in deep trouble

May 31, 2014 @ 12:15 PM
by ablpadmin
OFFICE OF THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION                                                                                                                                 May 31 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT                 The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) has written to its monthly-paid staff to inform that salaries will be late, once again! The letter to all monthly-paid workers, dated May 30 2014, informs staff that APUA has collected so very little revenue in May 2014 that it is unable to meet its obligation prior to the scheduled payday.                 This inability to meet its many obligations has…

ABLP: Prime Minister and Deputy Still Cannot Speak to Track Record

May 30, 2014 @ 2:27 AM
by ablpadmin
by Caribtimes.com The UPP continues to character assassinate the leaders of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party in a desperate attempt to signal fear into the voters ahead of the June 12th Elections. It is unfortunate that they will stoop to the gutter politics rather than standing on a platform that speaks to their successful track record of 10 years being in government. It is unbelievable that after 10 years of governance, The UPP’s only confidence in the ability to drive this country forward is seen as projects that have just begun clearing the sites; Promises once again. First they [...]