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European Union Approves Grant for Financial Management in Antigua

 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 …

Antigua’s Buccaneer Cove Development Could Begin in 2012

 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 …

In Antigua, Education Minister Takes Tough Tack on School Crime

 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 …

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 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, …

 Above: a rendering of the new VC Bird Airport Terminal By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua broke ground yesterday on a new airport terminal at the country’s VC Bird International Airport, a project that will begin construction next month and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Doing business is easier in St Lucia than anywhere else in CARICOM, according to the 2012 Doing Business report from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. St Lucia was ranked 52nd in the …

 Above: a new Community Computer Access Centre (Photo: ABG) Following a week-long “digital village” in Antigua, the country’s government is expanding a programme aimed at improving acess to technology. The so-called Technology for Communication, Education and Empowerment Programme will open …

 Above: the Antiguan Parliament (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Lower House of Parliament passed the Revised Treaty of Basseterre yesterday, establishing the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Economic Union Act 2011. The revised treaty creates a single …

 Above: Antigua PM Dr Baldwin Spencer By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s ICT Fest is underway, part of a plan Dr Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer said aims at making the country digitally competitive. “Today the government of Antigua and Barbuda …

 Above: PM Baldwin Spencer and Foreign Minister Dr RM Marty Matalegawa (Photo: Antigua Government) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda and Indonesia have established formal diplomatic relations, following the signing of an agreement by Antigua Prime Minister Baldwin …

 Above: Carlisle Bay, Antigua By Tim Peck The Caribbean tourism industry waits with bated breath for the announcement of the OECS Common Tourism Policy on October 1. As the first policy of its kind for our region, a tourism blueprint …

 Above: the new plant in Crabbes (Photo: Antigua Government) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua will open a new 30-megawatt power plant in Crabbes this Thursday supplied by the Chinese government. “Antigua, God’s willing, should have no more problems with …

 Caribbean jurist Justice Kenneth Andrew Charles Benjamin, a dual Guyanese and Antiguan citizen, has been named Belize’s Chief Justice. He will be following Acting Chief Justice Samuel Awich, who has filled the position since Dr Abdulai Conteh was retired after …

 A controversy in Barbados over the training of doctors in Cuba has extended beyond its shores. Last week, Dr Carlos Chase, president of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners, in an email to BAMP’s members, expressed concerns about an alleged …

 The International Monetary Fund has sent a team to Antigua for a third review of the nation’s performance on a stand-by arrangement with the IMF. According to the Ministry of Finance, the IMF team began the review Monday and will …