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There are planned night time road closures on Friars Hill Rd during the week ahead on beginning Tuesday evening. The closures will take place from 7PM to 6AM on the following dates: October 16th, 17th & 19th 2018. This serves as notice to allow for the safety of road users during construction works associated with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project which is […]

The lawyer representing Leroy King says his client will continue to exhaust the appeals process, until the United States acknowledges that the basis of King’s extradition request is not legal. Dr David Dorsett says they want the extradition warrant that was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda to be rescinded. […]

The first reading of the Cannabis Bill to allow medicinal marijuana to be produced in Antigua and Barbuda will take place in Parliament next Tuesday. According to this week’s Cabinet notes, draft legislation for this bill was presented by the Minister of Legal Affairs Steadroy Benjamin. Already a Canadian marijuana company has registered to take […]

A gender advocacy group is hoping that by launching a petition against what it considers a “violation of a minor” and an “exploitation of legal framework” in Antigua and Barbuda will set precedence for other cases. President of Women of Esteem, Nikki Phoenix says while she recognizes that the Cabinet has created a subcommittee to […]

Officials from the Ministry of Social Transformation and other regional partners are participating in a two-day workshop on the Implementation of Drug Treatment Courts as an alternative to incarceration for Drug Dependent Offenders. The workshop is taking place at the Inland Revenue Department’s Conference room. Director of Public Prosecutions of Antigua and Barbuda, Anthony Armstrong, […]

This week’s cabinet spokesperson, Melford Nicholas is asking anybody who may be protecting shooting suspect Calvin Burga James to have him surrender himself to the police. AUDIO – Nicholas on Burga A man hunt is still on the way for the man who is accused of killing two people and seriously wounding one other. Last […]

Acting Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney has spoken in favour of the death penalty as capital punishment in Antigua and Barbuda. In answering a line of questions concerning serious crime and violence in the state, Rodney said he believed that the death penalty still has a place in our society. He explained that while the […]

For the first time in any electoral type election in the country counting of boxes will be carried at the polling station. Usually the boxes would be carried to another location where they would be counted. But Supervisor of Elections Lorna Simon explains that the voting process for the referendum would be the same as […]

Law enforcement in Antigua and Barbuda has alerted its regional counterparts to be on the lookout for Calvin “Burga” James, even as they say they no information which may suggest that Burga has left the state Acting police commissioner, Atlee Rodney says local authorities have already been deployed in Burga’s search. Rodney explains why local […]

The Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) has amended the ballot question that will be asked for the November 6th referendum. Supervisor of Election, Lorna Simon says the decision was made following complaints about the clarity of the ballot question. AUDIO – Simon on referendum The question now reads; Do you approve the Constitution Amendment […]


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