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PM Browne Condemns Political Assassination in Venezuela

October 10, 2014 @ 11:42 PM
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T. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – October 9, 2014……In a statement from his office today, Prime Minister Gaston Browne unequivocally condemned the brutal assassination of a political figure in Venezuela and the intensification of political violence in the South American country. PM Browne was reacting to the recent assassination in Caracas of a member of Parliament from the ruling party. Robert Serra, a young lawyer and legislator from the ruling PSUV party, was brutally murdered in his home, along with his partner Maria Herrera. ‘This is a brutal assault on democracy that needs to be condemned,’ Browne said. ‘The callous [...]

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 [...]

Turkey Donates over Two Million US Dollars to Antigua and Barbuda

October 1, 2014 @ 12:15 AM
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NEW YORK, NY, USA – 28th September, 2014……..Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne in a meeting with President of the Republic of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan in New York last week, secured over two million US dollars in grant aid for Antigua and Barbuda. During the meeting with President Erdogan, Prime Minister Browne expressed Antigua and Barbuda’s desire to further develop the relations between the two countries.  He congratulated President Erdogan on being the first president to be elected by the people of Turkey in free and fair elections.  He said that President Erdogan’s leadership has led to Turkey becoming of the [...]

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 [...]

Photo of the Day – Prime Minister Gaston Browne and President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama

September 25, 2014 @ 1:45 AM
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Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Honourable Gaston A. Browne on Tuesdayattended a reception hosted by President of the United States His Excellency Mr. Barack Obama and First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly.  Prime Minister Browne also attended the Opening of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly which was addressed by President Obama.  Prime Minister Browne will delivery the National Address to the Assembly on Thursday 25th at approximately 1 p.m.

PM Browne invited to explore Investment Opportunities for Antigua and Barbuda in Bahrain

September 24, 2014 @ 8:58 AM
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NEW YORK, NY, USA – 23rd September, 2014……Foreign Minister and member of the Royal Family of Bahrain Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa has invited Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Honourable Gaston Browne to share his government’s vision for development with members of the private sector and government of Bahrain. During a bilateral meeting on Monday at the United Nations, the Foreign Minister told Prime Minister Browne that there are many investment opportunities for Antigua and Barbuda in Bahrain and his government is eager to work along with him in the development of Antigua and Barbuda. The Foreign Minister [...]

New Speech for Lord Taverners plus images

September 24, 2014 @ 8:47 AM
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Honourable Asot Michael Sir. Vivian Richards at Lord’s Taverners Remarks September 23rd, 2014 Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Andy Roberts, Other distinguished ladies and gentlemen. I stand here this evening, overjoyed that Sir Isaac Vivian Richards is being honoured by the Lords’ Taverners. Antigua and Barbuda is a small country. Our population is less than a hundred thousand people. And, yet we have produced some of the world’s most outstanding cricketers. Each of them has been special, but all of them will readily acknowledge – as I do this evening – that Viv Richards is pre-eminent among them. It is a [...]

PM Browne’s Intervention at the UN Climate Summit 2014

September 24, 2014 @ 8:24 AM
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Statement by the Honourable Gaston Brown, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda On the occasion the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 United Nations Headquarters, New York September 23, 2014. Mr. President; Heads of State and Government. Your Excellency, Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon. Ladies and Gentlemen I am the representative of a small island developing state that knows well the realities of Climate Change. We have paid – and continue to pay – a high price for it. And, we, like many other small island developing states, contribute the very least to the conditions that cause [...]

PM Browne begins Week-Long Engagements at the United Nations

September 23, 2014 @ 4:32 AM
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NEW YORK, NY, USA – 22nd September, 2014…..Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne, on Saturday commenced a week of engagements at the United Nations that will include him delivering the national statement on Thursday, his first as Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda.   Upon arriving in New York City, Prime Minister Browne attended the 5th annual Dinner and Dance of the Roots of Bolans Development Group.  Prime Minister Browne commended the hundreds of Antiguans and Barbudans for their contributions to the Bolans Primary School, Clinic and community.  He said that they had a major role to play in his government’s [...]

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 [...]