August 5, 2021

WHO Director−General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID−19 – 2 July 2021

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This week, WHO hosted a two-day Summit with heads of state, ministers and civil society leaders from Small Island Developing States. The time for lofty words is over, there needs to be concerted action, backed by financial resources to mitigate the consequences of climate change. The Delta variant is dangerous and is continuing to evolve […]

PM Browne engages MEPs on Regional Development issues

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Media Release Courtesy Office of the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Wednesday, June 2, 2021 — Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Hon. Gaston Browne, yesterday continued his diplomatic outreach and engagement with members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on issues affecting Antigua and Barbuda’s national interest, as he held a virtual meeting with Hon. Pierrette […]

“Stop passing the buck!” Simon says of Hill’s second about-face

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From Antigua Observer Justin Simon QC, a former attorney general, has declared that the Integrity Commission should stop “passing the buck” and investigate the corruption allegations against Member of Parliament (MP) Asot Michael. Simon said that the commission, despite its shifting stance on the matter, has the legal power to investigate alleged corruption without someone […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Foreign Policy lessons from Rastafarian Resistance

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Franki Tafari – making history at the Organisation of American States The use of force is still very much a part of the foreign policy and diplomatic considerations of all states, even small ones. In the latter case, what they consider is not using force themselves, but force being used against […]

ANTIGUA – PM Browne says ‘no justice’ in de-banking Caribbean countries

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From Barbados Today The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne says there is no justice in the de-banking and barring of small Caribbean states from the international payment system. “De-banking and de-risking undermines the ability of small countries to meet their development agenda and injures them without any mechanism for remedy”, Browne told […]

Cuban president arrives in Antigua and Barbuda for CARICOM-Cuba summit

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From Caribbean News Now ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Cuban President Raul Castro arrived on Thursday morning in Antigua and Barbuda on an official visit to attend the sixth Cuba-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit. The Cuban leader was received at the V.C. Bird International Airport by the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne. Friday’s CARICOM-Cuba […]

Hurricane Jose is moving away from outer Caribbean islands

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By Jason Hanna, Madison Park and Dakin Andone, From CNN (CNN)Hurricane Jose is moving away from a string of Caribbean islands — a welcome reprieve to the area, which was already pummeled earlier this week by Hurricane Irma. Jose, a Category 4 storm, had been passing north of the outer Caribbean islands and is expected […]