antigua

New Brazilian Ambassador in Antigua

 Above: Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and Ambassador Raul Campos e Castro (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Brazil’s new Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, Raul Campos e Castro, presented his letters of credence yesterday, making him the second resident …

Joint IMF-EU Mission in Antigua

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A joint delegation from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund is in Antigua examining its public sector financial management needs. In December, the EU approved a grant of just under $4 million which …

iPhone 4S to Hit Caribbean Next Week

 Above: the iPhone 4S (Photo courtesy of Apple) By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple’s iPhone 4S will be released across the Caribbean on Friday, Jan. 13, the company announced today. The company will begin a rollout in Anguilla, Antigua, the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua will look to repurchase two parcels of land around the country’s airport compound from a company owned by jailed Texas financier R Allen Stanford, according to Prime Minister Dr Baldwin Spencer. …

 Above: VC Bird International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Immigration Department, Customs Enforcement Department and Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy conducted a joint operation resulting in the seizure of $60,000 in cash at VC …

 For the Caribbean, it was the Year of the Vote. By year’s end, five countries, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia and Haiti and the British Virgin Islands, will have chosen new leadership, with Jamaicans headed to the polls on Thursday. It …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua is looking to make 2012 the “year of electronic development,” according to Dr Edomond Mansoor, Minister of State with responsibility for the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Science and Technology. The government is committed to …

 By Alexander Britell Could the Caribbean experience another earthquake like the devastating one in Port-au-Prince in 2010? The answer is yes – and it could be even more powerful, according to Dr Joan Latchman, the director of the Seismic Research …

 Above: PM Baldwin Spencer By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antiguan government is embarking on a series of programmes aimed at liberalizing the telecommunications sector in the country in 2012. “We really need to sit down, government, APUA and the …

 Above: Antigua’s Parliament By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the World Bank is returning to Antigua and Barbuda today to continue work on a project assisting the government with public sector transformation, labour market policies and social protection. …

 Above: St John’s By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua is readying a large-scale road project for 2012, according to the recently-released national budget. The programme will focus on a number of main roads and arteries leading into St John’s, along …

 Above: Finance Minister Harold Lovell By the Caribbean Journal staff Public sector transformation is a priority for the Antiguan government, which has been working to implement a series of initiatives toward that end. “We have inherited a public service architecture …

 By the Caribbean Journal The European Union has approved a grant of just under $4 million for a project aimed at strengthening revenue administration and public financial management in Antigua. The project will be managed by the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The $70 million Buccaneer Cove development in Antigua could begin development in 2012, Antigua Finance Minister Harold Lovell announced in the government’s 2012 budget statement. “Based on recent developments, we expect that the Buccaneer Cove …

 Above: Jacqui Quinn-Leandro Antiguan Education Minister Dr Jacqui Quinn-Leandro is sending a warning to students that the government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy on anti-social behaviour. Quinn-Leandro was speaking in the House of Representatives after the expulsion of eight students …

 Above: Antigua’s Parliament By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s House of Representatives passed a bill that will make several major changes to the country’s electoral commission, along with making minor adjustments to the process of maintaining a registry of electors …

 Above: Antigua’s Parliament By the Caribbean Journal staff A 20-member delegation from China’s National People’s Congress is visiting Antigua today for a series of talks with government officials. The Chinese delegation will hold meetings with Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer today …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has the highest rating the Caribbean for gender equality, according to data from the United Nations Development Programme’s latest report. Trinidad has an index of 0.331, …