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PM Browne calls on CARICOM Heads to protect Regional Financial Services

February 28, 2015 @ 9:59 AM
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NASSAU, The Bahamas – 28th February 2015……….Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne has warned that the Caribbean’s banking sector “is facing a new and potentially devastating threat” because the  Region is being labelled as “a high-risk area for financial services”. The Prime Minister was speaking as the out-going Chair of CARICOM at its Inter-Sessional Conference in the Bahamas. He informed the Conference that “correspondent banks in the United States and major banking centres in Europe are being made to evaluate risks versus rewards for doing business with Caribbean indigenous banks, and offshore banks established our regional financial [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New Ambassador makes Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Browne

November 21, 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 19th November, 2014…….. Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Browne on Tuesday received a courtesy call from His Excellency Mr. Aydin Evirgen, the newly accredited Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Antigua and Barbuda. During their deliberations Prime Minister Browne expressed his pleasure in taking a further step to deepen and strengthen relations between the two countries. Ambassador Evirgen in his response thanked the Prime Minister for extending the kind courtesies to him and noted that he looks forward to exploring the cooperation between the two countries in the area of trade, investments and education. Throughout their [...]

ASC Students Benefit from Tourism Talk

November 19, 2014 @ 1:55 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – November 17, 2014…… The Marketing Class of 2014 at the Antigua State College  was recently addressed by Lady Sandra Williams, wife of Governor General Sir Rodney Williams.  Lady WIlliams delivered a talk on trends, issues and opportunities in tourism from international, regional and local perspectives.Marketing Instructor , Mrs. Diane Cornelius, remarked:  "The students , our planners and leaders of tomorrow, were able to glean much valuable information.  Their critical thinking on Antigua and Barbuda's tourism industry has been sharpened as a result of this presentation.  They were able to participate in useful discussion on the subject matter, and [...]

Gaston Browne Administration Attracts another Multi-Million Dollar Investment Project

November 14, 2014 @ 2:32 PM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 14th November, 2014…….The Gaston Browne Administration earlier this week made another significant stride towards the realization of making Antigua and Barbuda the economic powerhouse of the Caribbean, with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement for a project valued over US $200 million dollars. Prime Minister, the Hon. Gaston Browne and Antigua and Barbuda’s newly appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, His Excellency Dr. Aly El Dakroury, representing SunnyHill Group Limited, signed the MOA that will result in the construction and development of over four hundred units as a world-class hotel complex to be [...]