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The Health Minister has put a percentage to the number of patients who had to be treated for non-communicable diseases aboard the Ark Peace. During the boat’s visit, its captain reported that NCDs were among the most prevalent ailments treated, but up until now a number had not been put forward. The Health Minister Molwyn […]

Climate change has not yet begun to affect the water sources in Antigua and Barbuda, so says a recently published paper by Herrera et al – a geophysical research letter. The paper has shown that climate change was not a factor in the 2013-2016 Antigua drought – the worst for Antigua on record, dating back to […]

According to the latest results of the Henley Passport Index, Antigua and Barbuda has climbed the Global Passport Ranking to a score of 149— up one point compared to Q3. The small island state ranked 2nd in the Eastern Caribbean region, securing the 27th place globally, with visa-free/visa-on-arrival. On the whole, Eastern Caribbean countries far outperform […]

Residents in Barbuda, as well as the Boobey Alley and Perry Bay areas will be the beneficiaries of an almost one hundred million E.C dollar urban renewal project. The project, which is for the construction of 250 homes in Antigua an in Barbuda, is possible thanks to a grant from the Chinese government. The total […]

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) has deactivated its Zika Virus Classification Scheme. This means that Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of other CARICOM countries no longer have to worry about the backlash from being named as one of the many countries where the Zika virus is active. Health Minister Molwyn Joseph received the news […]

Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Programme has landed itself among 21 so called golden passport countries, which have been identified as a threat to international efforts to combat tax evasion. In its October 16th report, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) gave an analysis of over 100 residence and citizenship by investment […]

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near Haiti last night killing at least 10 people, Haiti’s civil protection agency reports. 135 people were injured and are currently hospitalised, the agency wrote on Twitter. A crisis cabinet has been created to coordinate all emergency responses to the earthquake, according to Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant. “Damage has been recorded mainly in […]

Today, Earth day will see Prime Minister Gaston Browne and 160 Other World Leaders convening in New York to sign the historic Climate Change Agreement at a special meet of the United Nations. Antigua and Barbuda was amongst countries in Paris last year which brokered the agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort […]

Just Days after Former UPP Senator Anthony Stuart came forward calling for the Former Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer’s resignation due to the bad press his implication in the John Ashe Scandal has for the country, his name has been brought up again as new findings have been revealed. According to Officials from the Federal Bureau […]

US Prosecutors have made another arrest has been made in the John Ashe Bribery Scandal. Chinese-born executive Julia Vivi Wang was charged on Friday with paying at least $500,000 in bribes to buy diplomatic positions with the government of Antigua for her husband and another man. The bribe was “solicited and facilitated” by John W. Ashe, […]

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