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Why Robert De Niro is fighting to rebuild Barbuda after Hurricane Irma

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Why Robert De Niro is fighting to rebuild Barbuda after Hurricane Irma


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De Niro: Help rebuild Barbuda paradise destroyed by Irma

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Ex footie ace Emile Heskey fears missing relatives have been killed by Hurricane Irma in Barbuda

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Ex footie ace Emile Heskey fears missing relatives have been killed by Hurricane Irma in Barbuda


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Hurricane Jose veers away from Barbuda, sparing island hit by Irma

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Hurricane Jose veers away from Barbuda, sparing island hit by Irma


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Hurricane Jose strengthens to a Category 4 storm, heading for Irma impacted islands

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Hurricane Jose strengthens to a Category 4 storm, heading for Irma impacted islands


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Hurricane Irma track kills 10, hits Barbuda, Puerto Rico; updated path heads to South Florida

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Hurricane Irma track kills 10, hits Barbuda, Puerto Rico; updated path heads to South Florida


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Hurricane Irma leaves Barbuda 'totally demolished' as death toll rises to ten

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Antigua Gov't seeking to re-negotiate World Bank multi-million loan
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda government says it wants to re-negotiate a US$40 million loan which the World Bank had approved for re-building Barbuda that was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma last month. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, speaking on OBSERVER Radio in Antigua, said the terms and condition of the loan from the Washington-based financial institution are not in the best interest of the island   Read More ...
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Commentary: Insights into the citizenship by investment program of Antigua and Barbuda
By Dr Hussain Farooq. Antigua and Barbuda, with 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, launched its economic citizenship program in April 2013. At that time, there were only two other citizenship by investment programs in the Caribbean, the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program launched in 1984 and the economic citizenship program of Commonwealth of Dominica launched in 1993   Read More ...
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Antigua and Barbuda PM reproaches developed countries over financing
WASHINGTON, USA — Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne electrified a gathering of representatives of international agencies and governments in Washington DC on Saturday by reproaching developed states for undermining the development of small states by the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations. The prime minister was speaking at a Small States Forum organised by the World Bank as part of the week of meetings of the Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)   Read More ...
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Chinese firm wants to establish new town in Barbuda
ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says a Chinese firm has shown interest in establishing a new town on Barbuda, which was severely damaged when Hurricane Irma passed through the Lesser Antilles last month. A government statement, which did not identify the Chinese firm, noted that it has expertise in energy and housing and had been invited to brief the Cabinet by the Minister of Works and Housing Eustace Lake   Read More ...
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Chinese firm wants to establish new town in Barbuda
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda government says a Chinese firm has shown interest in establishing a new town on Barbuda, which was severely damaged when Hurricane Irma passed through the Lesser Antilles last month. A government statement, which did not identify the Chinese firm, noted that it has expertise in energy and housing and had been invited to brief the cabinet by the Minister of Works and Housing Eustace Lake   Read More ...
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Antigua warns foreigners involved in crime after J'can allegedly deported
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda Government says it will adopt a zero-tolerance approach to foreign nationals engaged in criminal activities here and will deport them if they are convicted of committing any crime on the island. “We are taking a very, very tough decision that if you are not a citizen of this country and you violate the laws, especially when it comes to gun laws, almost invariably you are leaving the country,” said Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who told Parliament that his Administration will no longer accept criminals from the Caribbean Community (Caricom)   Read More ...
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Chinese company offers new town for Barbuda
ST JOHN’S, Antigua — A Chinese firm specialising in energy and housing met with the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday. The company showed interest in constructing a new town in Barbuda, according to Cabinet notes. They proposed to construct a complex of several “high-rise apartment buildings” that could resist hurricane winds exceeding 200 mph, Antigua News Room reported. “The complex would be self-contained, meaning that it would contain a supermarket, cleaners, a drug store, a restaurant, a movie theater, clothing stores, a church, car parks and other kinds of amenities that are common to new complexes,” the Cabinet notes by Chief of Staff Lionel “Max” Hurst read   Read More ...
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Cost of Antigua-Barbuda citizenship reduced to US$100,000
ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The cost for Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship under the National Development Fund (NDF) option has been reduced to US$100,000. The previous required contribution was US$200,000. He said the citizenship by investment programme (CIP) has been doing poorly this year. According to the prime minister, over the last two months, there have only been three applications under the NDF   Read More ...
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Relief efforts continue in Barbuda
ST JOHN’S, Antigua — While Antigua, the larger and more populous of the two-island state of Antigua and Barbuda, has reopened for business following the passage of Hurricane Irma, Barbuda with its 1,600 residents has just begun a long road to recovery. Over 95 percent of the buildings on the island, including private properties and government facilities, were destroyed or extensively damaged in the category 5 storm   Read More ...
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Why hurricane-ravaged Barbuda desperately wants to resolve a dispute over U.S. online gambling
As the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda struggles to rebuild following Hurricane Irma, the tiny islands are demanding that the United States settle a long simmering trade dispute that could provide them with millions of dollars for recovery. The conflict revolves around the U.S. government’s campaign to prevent Americans from gambling at online sites based in Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda claims that the resulting trade dispute has cost the twin-island nation some $200 million — about four-fifths the estimated cost of reconstruction after Irma   Read More ...
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Antigua predicting “best ever” year for cruise sector in 2017
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it has been able to secure an additional 57 cruise ship calls to the island that will make 2017 the best ever year for cruise ship arrivals with over 900 000 cruise ship visitors expected by year end. Tourism, Energy, Investment, and Economic Development Minister Asot Michael, addressing the 78th Annual Delegates Conference of the Antigua and Barbuda Trades and Labour Union (AT&LU) on Sunday, said he had just returned to the island following “an intense week” of discussions with cruise ship partners in the United States   Read More ...
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Evacuated after Hurricane Irma, many of the 1,800 people of Barbuda want to go home. But the island is in no shape to take them back
It was a grim homecoming. Crumpled sheet metal, shattered glass, snapped wooden planks, clothing and remnants of refrigerators, stoves and flat-screen televisions were strewn where a village bustled before the day in early September when Hurricane Irma visited this tiny Caribbean island. Days after Irma left, another hurricane seemed poised to strike Barbuda, and all 1,800 people were ordered to evacuate to neighboring Antigua   Read More ...
UN chief urges global solidarity after visit to hurricane-stricken Barbuda
ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Having seen first-hand the destruction wrought by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called for the full mobilization of the international community to support the people of the affected areas, while stressing the need to accelerate climate action. “I have just witnessed a level of devastation that I have never seen in my life,” Guterres told a press conference following a visit to storm-battered Barbuda   Read More ...
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Commentary: Tourism Matters: Rebuilding Barbuda
By Adrian Loveridge. For the vast majority of us we can only imagine the heartache, despair and hopelessness that many of our neighbouring islands are still enduring after the passing of Hurricane’s Irma and Maria. Purely, from a tourism perspective I was recently asked to participate on the Antigua-based Observer Radio’s current affairs programme, Big Issues, to discuss the devastation and rebuilding of Barbuda   Read More ...
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UN Secretary General arrives in Barbuda
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has arrived in Barbuda as part of a tour to two hurricane battered Caribbean countries. Guterres, accompanied by Prime Minister Gaston Browne and several other government and United Nations officials, will tour the island that was devastated by Hurricane Irma last month. Prime Minister Browne had declared Barbuda “uninhabitable” and is hoping that the visit by the UN Secretary General will help spur support for the re-development of the island with a population of less than 2,000   Read More ...
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Ganja found in boxes on flight from Jamaica
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC – Antigua and Barbuda law enforcement authorities have intercepted several boxes containing marijuana that arrived on the island on board a Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flight from Jamaica on Thursday. The authorities said that the drugs were concealed in bottles packaged in several boxes of mayonnaise that were packed in four boxes which were discovered on the CAL flight 459   Read More ...
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Marijuana discovered in mayonnaise boxes on CAL flight
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Antigua and Barbuda law enforcement authorities have intercepted several boxes containing marijuana that arrived on the island on board a Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flight from Jamaica on Thursday. The authorities said that the drugs were concealed in bottles packaged in several boxes of mayonnaise that were packed in four boxes which were discovered on the CAL flight 459   Read More ...
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Global citizenship forum to raise money to help rebuild Barbuda and Dominica - Caribbean News Now
SVETI STEFAN, Montenegro — A landmark event to be held in Sveti Stefan, Montenegro, on October 19 and 20 will celebrate and showcase the benefits of migration, while raising money to help rebuild Barbuda and Dominica. The Global Citizen Forum, the brainchild of the president of Arton Capital, Armand Arton, offers an exclusive opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with global leaders, industry visionaries, entrepreneurs and celebrities   Read More ...
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Antigua-Barbuda reassures cruise lines of readiness for increased cruise ship calls
MIAMI, USA — Antigua and Barbuda joined with forces with St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia in a series of fact-finding meetings with the region’s major cruise lines. The country’s tourism minister, Asot Michael, along with the ministers of tourism for St Kitts and St Lucia, led a delegation of cruise tourism officials to meet with several Miami-based cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL), Carnival Corporation, and Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL)   Read More ...
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chief to visit storm-ravaged islands of Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica this weekend
4 October 2017 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today that he will be visiting hurricane hit islands of Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica this Saturday to survey the damage caused by multiple storms and what more the UN can do help people recover. “Scientists are learning more and more about the links between climate change and extreme weather,” said the Secretary General   Read More ...
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Antigua gets US$2.5-m Chinese donation to help rebuild Barbuda
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — China is providing US$2.5 million to the Antigua Government as the Caribbean island seeks to rebuild sister island Barbuda following the passage of Hurricane Irma last month. Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang, in a letter to Prime Minister Gaston Browne, said that he was “shocked to learn” that the storm had ravaged Barbuda, causing at least one death and destruction   Read More ...
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China donates US$2.5 million to Barbuda hurricane relief efforts
ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The government of China has announced that it will donate US$2.5 million to support the government of Antigua and Barbuda’s efforts to rebuild Barbuda, which was decimated by Hurricane Irma a few weeks ago. Premier of the State Council, Li Keqiang, in a letter to Prime Minister Gaston Browne, said that he was shocked to learn that Hurricane Irma impacted Antigua and Barbuda and caused death and serious damage to the people of Barbuda   Read More ...
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Antigua-Barbuda stands in solidarity with Dominica
ROSEAU, Dominica — Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has given a pledge to stand in solidarity with his friend and colleague Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, as that country grapples with the rebuilding process following the devastation caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria two weeks ago. Browne made the pledge during a visit to Dominica on Sunday, accompanied by Trinidadian and international soca star Machel Montano, members of his management team and officials from the Christian Charity Samaritan Purse   Read More ...
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China donates US$2.5m to Barbuda hurricane relief
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — China is providing US$2.5 million to the Antigua and Barbuda government as the Caribbean island seeks to rebuild following the passage of Hurricane Irma last month. Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang, in a letter to Prime Minister Gaston Browne, said that he was “shocked to learn” that the storm had ravaged Barbuda, causing at least one death and destruction   Read More ...
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On the ground in the devastated island of Barbuda
The homes around me had no doors and no windows. Walking down the streets of Codrington, the one and only town on the island of Barbuda, it felt as though a nuclear bomb had been dropped just a few days ago. In the eerie silence of Codrington, as I was photographing the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, I heard a cat crying   Read More ...
Antigua & Barbuda Hits The Road In Grand European Blitz
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Saturday September 30, 2017 – As Antigua and Barbuda experiences growth in tourism arrivals from key European markets, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s United Kingdom & Europe Office is focused on capitalizing on the exponential growth by increasing its presence within the market. In a grand European blitz, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, along with some of the destination’s major hotel and airline partners, descended on the major gateway cities of Frankfurt, Rome, Milan and Stockholm from September 25 to 29 for travel trade events designed to build awareness of the destination amongst the European trade   Read More ...
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Travel By Any Means Necessary: Antigua & Barbuda’s Atlantic Rowing Team Prepares For Challenge
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Saturday September 30, 2017 – For some people, spending hours cooped up on a plane while you seem to slowly meander across the Caribbean Sea, or for those travelling further distances, across the Atlantic Ocean, is difficult enough. Imagine then, taking up to two months to do an Atlantic crossing without the luxury of having two 110,000 HP jet engines pushing you along   Read More ...
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Barbuda is a wasteland. Dominica is devastated. Puerto Rico has no power. Hurricanes have come and gone, but the 2017 season has seen a new category of psychic storm.
Before the storm, Barbuda was a forgotten Eden about the physical size of the District of Columbia. Its 1,800 inhabitants were family, literally. The descendants of African slaves brought centuries ago by the British, many islanders were related. The workdays were short and the rock lobster — freshly caught and free — were sweet. They’d grill them up at picnics down by the caves at Two Foot Bay National Park   Read More ...
Barbudans returning to their homeland
ST JOHN’S – Barbudans were returning to their homeland on Friday after the Antigua and Barbuda government lifted the mandatory evacuation order it had imposed on the island after Hurricane Irma earlier this month. Information Melford Nicholas said that the order had been lifted from midnight following a decision taken at Cabinet on Thursday. “The Cabinet has agreed to lift the mandatory evacuation order in Barbuda and that is separate and distinct from the state of emergency which still obtains in Barbuda and the underlying reason for lifting the mandatory evacuation order comes on the heel of the general state of improvement in the environment in Barbuda,” he said   Read More ...
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Antigua-Barbuda PM again vindicated as BBC retracts defamatory reference
ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne noted he has once again been vindicated in a defamation claim he asserted following the publication of an article by Spanish newspaper, El País, which was in turn referred to by the BBC in Britain in a story earlier this month on the Odebrecht bribery scandal. The BBC has now removed its earlier reference to the original El Pais story that reported an unsubstantiated allegation about Browne and added the following correction: Correction 26 September 2017: This article has been amended to remove a reference to Gaston Browne, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda   Read More ...
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Antigua-Barbuda not letting US off the hook in WTO case
GENEVA, Switzerland — The Antigua and Barbuda government on Friday told the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that it would not let the United States off the hook over its internationally binding obligation to allow internet gaming into the country until fair compensation is paid for the 14 years of damage done to the Antigua and Barbuda economy. The statement was made at the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the WTO by Antigua and Barbuda’s lead negotiator on the matter Sir Ronald Sanders   Read More ...
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Storm-battered Antigua asks U.S. to settle 12-year old WTO bill
GENEVA (Reuters) - Antigua and Barbuda asked the United States on Friday to settle a decade-old trade dispute to help the Caribbean country pay the $250 million cost of recovery from Hurricane Irma, which “completely decimated” the island of Barbuda. “There would be no better time than now for the United States to settle this long-running issue which mars an otherwise friendly relationship between our two countries that has existed for generations,” Antiguan ambassador Ronald Sanders told the World Trade Organization’s dispute-settlement body   Read More ...
Jamaica commits US$100,000 each to Antigua, Dominica
THE Government has committed the equivalent of US$100,000 each to the redevelopment funds for Antigua and Barbuda, and Dominica, which were severely impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, respectively. This has been announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who also advised that the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has mobilised its 120-man Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) for deployment to Dominica to assist with recovery efforts   Read More ...
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Antigua and Barbuda opens to Dominicans
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has established plans to assist citizens of Dominica who may seek refuge following the devastation left behind by Hurricane Maria. In a statement on the weekend, the Office of the Prime Minister noted that policies to receive Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and Dominican citizens were devised during a meeting of the Cabinet subcommittee responsible for natural disaster planning and response   Read More ...
Man caught attempting to smuggle ganja to Antigua
KINGSTON, Jamaica —The police have reported that a man has been arrested after he attempted to smuggle ganja from Jamaica to Antigua at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston yesterday. Forty-four-year-old Paul Baldwin of a Clarendon address has been charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja and taking steps preparatory to the export of ganja. Reports are that about 1:35 pm Baldwin checked in a suitcase on a Caribbean Airlines Flight destined to Antigua   Read More ...
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Caricom ‘should lead relief push’
Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to CARICOM, Dr Clarence Henry (right), thanking (from left) CEO of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, Rudy Grant; executive director of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Carlos Wharton; and executive director of the Barbados International Business Association, Henderson Holmes, for their organisations’ support. (Picture by Gercine Carter.) CARICOM must equip itself to lead the charge in responding to the plight of countries within the grouping when national disasters strike, rather than waiting for the international response   Read More ...
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MPF junta à Lava Jato 3 caixas de documentos da Odebrecht em Antígua e Barbuda
O Ministério Público Federal (MPF), no Paraná, informou ao juiz federal Sérgio Moro que juntou aos autos da Operação Lava-Jato o resultado parcial da quebra de sigilo bancário de contas ligadas ao Grupo Odebrecht mantidas no Antígua Overseas Bank e no Meinl Bank, em Antígua e Barbuda. A Procuradoria da República recebeu mais de três caixas de documentos bancários. A maior parte dos dados está sob sigilo   Read More ...
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Antigua appeals to international community for aid in rebuilding hurricane-ravaged Barbuda
UNITED NATIONS – Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda has appealed to the international community for urgent aide in rebuilding the island that was ravaged during the recent passage of Hurricane Irma. Browne, in his presentation on Thursday said Barbuda is not fit for habitation. “Antigua and Barbuda urgently requires the assistance of the international community, including the international development and finance institutions, to accomplish this vital task of rebuilding Barbuda   Read More ...
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Antigua appeals to international community for aid in rebuilding hurricane-ravaged Barbuda
UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda has appealed to the international community for urgent aid in rebuilding the island that was ravaged during the recent passage of Hurricane Irma. Browne, in his presentation on Thursday said Barbuda is not fit for habitation. “Antigua and Barbuda urgently requires the assistance of the international community, including the international development and finance institutions, to accomplish this vital task of rebuilding Barbuda   Read More ...
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ECCB disburses grant of EC$1 million each to Anguilla and Antigua and Barbuda
(ECCB) - The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is standing firmly with its member countries that have been impacted by Hurricane Irma. The Bank has disbursed a grant of EC$1 million each to the Governments of Anguilla and Antigua and Barbuda to support relief and early recovery. A delegation from the ECCB visited Anguilla on September 13 in solidarity and support   Read More ...
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