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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 [...]

“NEW STRATEGY FOR TOURISM” ANNOUNCES TOURISM MINISTER

March 10, 2015 @ 8:53 AM
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“NEW STRATEGY FOR TOURISM” ANNOUNCES TOURISM MINISTER, AS HE CALLS IN TOURISM TECHNICIANS IN TWO-DAY ROUNDTABLE SESSION (St. John’s, Antigua) - Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Asot Michael, has charged technicians in The Ministry of Tourism and The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, to be custodians of the country’s economic growth.  “We have many projects coming on stream. We have the responsibility to fill those rooms.  But, while that is happening, we have a few existing properties that are non-performing.  We have to figure out what can be done to make those properties vibrant again.” The Tourism Minister made the remarks [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]