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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 [...]

PM Browne Meets US on WTO Gaming Issue

October 1, 2014 @ 12:32 AM
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NEW YORK, NY, USA – 29th September 2014…….Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne, one day following his address at the United Nations General Assembly during which he called on the United States Government to settle the outstanding WTO Gaming issue with Antigua and Barbuda, held bilateral talks with senior US officials designed to resolve the issue. Prime Minister Browne met US Trade Representative, Mr. Michael Froman at the UN Mission of Antigua and Barbuda on Friday morning where both men sat down to open dialogue about the stalled trade dispute and discussed practical ways in which the matter could be brought to a [...]

Dr. Walton Alfonso “Aubrey” Webson, MD Named Antigua and Barbuda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Head of the Antigua and Barbuda Office in New York

September 29, 2014 @ 1:59 AM
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NEW YORK, NY, USA – 28th September, 2014……Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne has announced that Dr. Walton Alfonso “Aubrey” Webson has been appointed as the country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. In a letter to Secretary General of the United Nations, Prime Minister Browne said the Dr. Webson is an outstanding citizen of Antigua and Barbuda who has made significant contributions to the social development of people with disabilities around the world. “As a visually impaired individual, Dr. Webson has worked extensively in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, helping [...]

New Ambassadors to Participate in Moving Nation Forward

September 13, 2014 @ 6:29 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 12th September 2014…….Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Honourable Gaston Browne, on Friday welcomed four new ambassadors into the country’s diplomatic service. In a ceremony to present Instruments of Appointment, Governor General Dr. Rodney Williams, acting on the instructions of Prime Minister Browne, appointed Mr. Brian Stuart-Young as Non-Resident Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China; Mr. Gilbert Antoine Boustany as Ambassador at Large/Consul General of Antigua and Barbuda in Miami, USA; Mr. Johann Lebrecht Hesse as Ambassador to the African Union; and Mr. Ernell Casroy James as Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Commenting on [...]

Prime Minister Browne Names New Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

September 3, 2014 @ 8:50 AM
by ablpadmin
BEIJING, People’s Republic of China – September 2, 2014……Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne has announced that Antigua and Barbudan banker and businessman Brian Stuart-Young has been selected by his administration as the Non-Resident Ambassador Designate to the People’s Republic of China. Brian Stuart-Young is a recognized Caribbean banker and entrepreneur who has demonstrated his commitment to the growth and development of financial services in Antigua and Barbuda.  Born in Guyana and resident in Antigua since 1978, his career path led him to investing in financial institutions and related services that support the financial sector.  He became the Chairman and [...]

Cuban President Raul Castro Sends Congratulations to Prime Minister Browne

July 7, 2014 @ 8:09 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 6th July 2014……..President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Mr. Raul Castro Ruz has sent congratulations to newly elected Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Honourable Gaston Browne. Delivering the message from President Castro was Foreign Minister of Cuba, His Excellency Mr. Bruno Rodriquez Parrilla, who was in Antigua and Barbuda for the 35th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of CARICOM and a high-level meeting with Prime Minister Browne. Foreign Minister Parrilla noted that President Castro not only congratulates Prime Minister Browne on his election in Antigua and Barbuda, but also on him [...]