March 1, 2021

Antigua: Man sentenced to 18 years for repeated sex with daughter

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From Caribbean News Service ST JOHN’S, Antigua, May 08 2017 – A desperate cry to relatives to be rescued from the sexual abuse of her father was made for several years before an adolescent girl was able to get the police involved and her abuser imprisoned. The 44-year-old father of six pleaded guilty to having […]

Ambassador meets with the US State Department over tax haven claims

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From Antigua Observer Antigua & Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States Sir Ronald Sanders said he will remain vigorous in attempts to have the US State Department retract its claim that the twin island state is a tax haven. The government has also contended that the 2017 US International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INSCR 2017) […]

Slavery is not being used as an excuse, historian says

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By Makeida Antonio From Antigua Observer A historian and professor believes that slavery is not being used to excuse behavioural patterns and trends among black males, but explains that there are several layers that contribute to behaviours seen today. Professor of History at Columbia University Natasha Lightfoot said that slavery is still a relatively recent event. […]

CCJ political consensus may not exist, says analyst

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From Antigua Observer A political analyst has said that it is ‘very likely’ that the referendum to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice may fall through if the United Progressive Party and Antigua Barbuda Labour Party do not engage in constructive discourse. The Electoral Commission is preparing for a vote which will determine whether the […]

ANTIGUA: Gov’t bans importation of used and reconditioned vehicles

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From Antigua Observer ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A decision by Cabinet to ban the importation of used cars older than five years has met strong condemnation from segments of the population. OBSERVER media received a press release from the Environment Division that read: “Cabinet agreed to the following recommendations: – that used and recondition vehicle(s) […]