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Itaipava ocultou US$ 70 milhões no Caribe, afirma delator à Lava-Jato

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Itaipava ocultou US$ 70 milhões no Caribe, afirma delator à Lava-Jato

- A Operação Lava-Jato investiga o destino de US$ 70 milhões atribuídos aos donos da cervejaria Itaipava em uma conta nas pequenas ilhas de Antígua e Barbuda, no Caribe. Segundo o delator Olívio Rodrigues Júnior, que abria e controlava contas secretas da Odebrecht, o dinheiro foi usado para comprar imóveis no paraíso caribenho. Olívio, como é conhecido, afirmou que o valor estava escondido em nome da offshore Legacy International, no banco Antigua Overseas Bank (AOB)

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FIFA ethics panel pursues corruption case against Derrick - Football

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FIFA ethics panel pursues corruption case against Derrick - Football

- ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA ethics watchdogs have opened formal proceedings against Caribbean soccer official Gordon Derrick in a corruption investigation, they said on Friday. Investigators have recommended a ban of at least four years and a fine of at least 15,000 Swiss francs (11,799.19 pounds) against Derrick, who is president of the Caribbean Football Union and general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, the ethics panel said in a statement

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Grenada’s International Triathlon July 9

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Grenada’s International Triathlon July 9

- de Spice Events, organiser of Grenada’s biggest triathlon, has announced Tri de Spice 2017 will be held on Sunday 9 July at Port Louis Marina. The triathlon attracts hundreds of triathletes from the USA, the UK, Germany, Canada, Guadeloupe, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago. From ‘Sprint Triathlon’ to the ‘Try-a-Tri’, there are several races to accommodate all ages and abilities

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US Embassy Hosts Entrepreneurship Program in the Eastern Caribbean

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US Embassy Hosts Entrepreneurship Program in the Eastern Caribbean

- The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to host a travelling program focused on entrepreneurship. The program travelled to Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and Barbados, and targeted entrepreneurship students at the tertiary level, and young entrepreneurs. At each engagement, the film, ‘Generation Startup’ was screened, and the Embassy was thrilled to have on hand, young American entrepreneur Dextina Booker, one of the women featured in the film

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Locatarios cierran mercado de Antigua Guatemala

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Locatarios cierran mercado de Antigua Guatemala

- La manifestación se debe a que, según los comerciantes, la Municipalidad de la ciudad colonial pretende aumentar la tarifa de arrendamiento de los locales comerciales y otras disposiciones, las que a su criterio atenta contra su economía. Además, exigen la renuncia de Rafael Quintanilla, administrador del lugar, a quien señalan de no asumir sus responsabilidades. Estas son las exigencias de los arrendatarios del mercado municipal de La Antigua. @prensa_libre @Guatevision_tv pic

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Playboy retorna a su antigua y exitosa estrategia

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Playboy retorna a su antigua y exitosa estrategia

- Los responsables de Playboy se arrepintieron de la radical decisión de eliminar los desnudos de su publicación y ahora revertirán la medida, para volver a las capturas explícitas en su próximo número. El jefe creativo de la revista e hijo de Hugh Hefner, Cooper Hefner, publicó un imagen en Twitter en la que explicó la "nueva" dirección que tomará la publicación, a la vez que admitió que fue un error

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Developing Resilient Marine Economies: UK supports Small Island Developing States in the Commonwealth Caribbean

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Developing Resilient Marine Economies: UK supports Small Island Developing States in the Commonwealth Caribbean

- Leading marine experts from the Caribbean and the UK have joined up this week at a 3-day workshop aiming to support the sustainable growth of marine economies in the region. In the Caribbean region, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines are set to benefit from the Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) programme workshop. The marine workshop, hosted by the British High

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Tres personas fueron heridas de bala en calle antigua a Tonacatepeque

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Tres personas fueron heridas de bala en calle antigua a Tonacatepeque

- Víctimas fueron trasladadas a un centro asistencial y por el momento se desconoce su estado de salud El ataque fue cometido por dos sujetos que se conducían en una motocicleta. | Foto por Marlon Hernández. Por Lissette Ábrego Tres personas heridas de bala dejó como resultado un ataque armado perpetrado en la calle antigua a Tonacatepeque, en las cercanías del Centro Escolar 14 de Diciembre, Soyapango. De acuerdo con las

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Coast Guard responds to two more distress signals
Mumbai: After responding to the distress call of the yacht Lady Thuraya last week, the Indian Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) has over the past week been engaged with two more distress calls from the rough high sea off the coast of Mumbai. While the latest distress call, received on Tuesday night from merchant vessel MV Chief from Antigua and Barbuda, turned out to be a false alarm, the second pertains to Mexican sail training ship Cuauhtemoc, from which a female cadet fell overboard on Sunday   Read More ...
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IMF working paper examines energy investments in the Caribbean
IMF working paper examines energy investments in the Caribbean WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – Caribbean countries where fiscal vulnerabilities remain acute, like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Lucia, are not well-positioned to finance energy investments through public resources, since these might derail necessary fiscal adjustment efforts and increase risks of debt distress over the medium term, according to a new study released in Washington. The study titled “Public Investment Scaling-up and Debt Sustainability: The Case of Energy Sector Investments in the Caribbean,” is part of the Working Papers undertaken by the Western Hemisphere Department of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF)   Read More ...
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Antigua wants Caricom to stay out of Venezuela's internal affairs
Antigua wants Caricom to stay out of Venezuela's internal affairs ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC)– Prime Minister Gaston Browne has advised his Caribbean Community (Caricom) colleagues to stay out of the internal affairs of Venezuela where opposition forces have been staging street demonstrations over the months in a bid to force President Nicolas Maduro out of office. Last month Caricom foreign ministers called for non-interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela where several people have been killed in street demonstrations   Read More ...
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Illinois gets commitment from Slovenian forward Matic Vesel
Illinois gets commitment from Slovenian forward Matic Vesel Illinois coach Brad Underwood continues to add to his first recruiting class in Champaign, picking up a commitment Monday night from Slovenian forward Matic Vesel, according to Scout.com. The 6-foot-9 Vesel has played for the Slovenian under-20 national team and the Helios Suns, a professional team in his home country. According to the Scout.com report, Illini assistant Orlando Antigua was the lead recruiter on Vesel, using connections from Antigua's role as a coach for the Dominican Republic's national team   Read More ...
Barbados PM warns safeguarding citizens must be priority for region
Barbados PM warns safeguarding citizens must be priority for region BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The annual military training exercise codenamed “TRADEWINDS” began here on Tuesday with Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart indicating that it is a means of protecting Caribbean economies and the way of life.At least 800 security and military officials as well as disaster response representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Netherlands, Suriname, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago have joined their counterparts from the United States, Canada, France, Mexico, and the United Kingdom in “Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017”   Read More ...
Politicians accused or threatening PM, other ministers for court August
Politicians accused or threatening PM, other ministers for court August ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — A former Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force captain, George Wehner, and his attorney Leon Chaku Symister, are to appear in court in August on charges of threatening to kill and intimidation involving Prime Minister Gaston Browne and other overnment ministers.Symister told the Antigua Observer newspaper that the duo had been served with a summons to appear in court on August 24, to answer the charges that followed the airing of a campaign video by the main Opposition United Progressive Party political hopeful for St George   Read More ...
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USAID Caribbean clean energy program conducts energy efficiency training in Antigua | Caribbean News Now
(L-R) John Marcocchio, USAID CARCEP Energy Efficiency Promotion Specialist; Mrs. Marvo Newton-Richards, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy; Owen Gunning, USAID CARCEP Program Development Specialist; Head of Energy Department, Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy, Ambassador Brian Challenger. ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP), conducted an energy efficiency workshop in Antigua as part of its ongoing training program to support hotels across the region with reducing their energy load and costs to become more efficient   Read More ...
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Regional legislators to meet in Jamaica to discuss HIV/AIDS issues
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Jamaica will host a five-day conference that will allow regional parliamentarians to assess their role in promoting healthy living and well-being for all ages in the Caribbean.Justice Minister Delroy Chuck will deliver the feature address at the May 30 to June 3 PANCAP Regional Parliamentarians Forum that has attracted legislators from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago   Read More ...
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Competition for benefits of second citizenship is global | Caribbean News Now
By Sir Ronald Sanders Citizenship by investment programmes (CIPs) in the Caribbean have been the subject of much criticism, even though the financial and economic benefits of the programmes are undeniable. These programmes are operated by: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts-Nevis and St Lucia. Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS   Read More ...
Robert De Niro and James Packer: Meet the odd couple behind the 'Paradise Found' Caribbean project | Caribbean News Now
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne (L) signs the memorandum of agreement for the development of Paradise Found with Robert De Niro (R) in December 2014 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Paradise Found is the luxury quarter-of-a-billion dollar complex currently under construction on the island of Barbuda, and being bankrolled by Hollywood legend Robert De Niro and billionaire movie mogul James Packer   Read More ...
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Dominica and Antigua-Barbuda attorneys to provide competing testimony at bribery trial in New York | Caribbean News Now
Ng Lap Seng. Photo: South China Morning Post (scmp.com) By Clint Lowe NEW YORK, USA -- Dominican-born and former Antigua-Barbuda attorney general, Justin Simon, and prominent Antiguan attorney Dr David Dorsett will form part of the federal trial of Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, which is about to commence in New York next week. Both attorneys have submitted affidavits for and against Ng and in support of the respective attorneys   Read More ...
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OECS foreign ministers conclude third Council meeting | Caribbean News Now
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- OECS ministers of foreign affairs concluded a successful meeting of the Council of Ministers - Foreign Affairs (COMFA) on May 17, 2017, in Barbados, under the chairmanship of Charles Fernandez, minister for foreign affairs, international trade and immigration of Antigua and Barbuda. All members of the Council save one were represented at ministerial level, with the exception at the level of ambassador/commissioner   Read More ...
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We have met the debt reduction enemy and he is us | Caribbean News Now
Dear Sir: An elementary feature of the credible public policy analysis of economic development issues is the careful weighing of freely chosen local-level actions against those imposed by outside forces. In his May 5, 2017, weekly column where he described the adverse effects of unsustainable debts in most Caribbean small states (“ Debt strangling a Caribbean generation”), Sir Ronald Sanders, Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the United States and the Organisation of American States, paid scant attention to the internal reasons for these chronic and growing financial liabilities -- listing only “poor policy choices by some governments” and the costs of recovering from nature disasters – instead placing nearly all the blame on uncontrollable external forces such as reductions in foreign aid, high interest rates on external loans, the near disappearance of trade preferences for local agricultural produce, and the effects of climate change   Read More ...
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National consultation on marijuana held in Antigua-Barbuda | Caribbean News Now
ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The formal regional conversation on marijuana in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continued on Monday with a national consultation in Antigua and Barbuda. The Regional Marijuana Commission hosted three focus group discussions and a town hall meeting. The discussions are engaging the youth; faith-based organisations and non-governmental organisations; and special interest groups. The Commission, headed by Prof   Read More ...
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Why flying goats in yoga pants could save a Caribbean island
Why flying goats in yoga pants could save a Caribbean island As the tiny, rugged isle of Redonda appears like an eerie moonscape through the rain clouds, it is easy to see why people refer to it simply as "the rock". Almost devoid of vegetation, this tiny remnant of a prehistoric volcano looks a hulk of nothingness. This is Antigua and Barbuda's third island, the one you will not find in tourist brochures   Read More ...
Antigua-Barbuda strengthens diplomatic outreach in Canada | Caribbean News Now
Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders OTTAWA, Canada -- Sir Ronald Sanders has been accredited by the government of Canada as Antigua and Barbuda’s non-resident high commissioner. The accreditation took place on Monday prior to Sanders' attendance at a diplomatic retreat on Tuesday organised by the Canadian government in Ottawa for all foreign high commissioners and ambassadors. The Antigua and Barbuda diplomat, whose principal accreditation is as ambassador to the United States of America, explained that accreditation to countries that neighbour each other is “an effective cost-saving device”   Read More ...
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ANTIGUA: Gov’t senator threatens to drown opposition colleague
ANTIGUA: Gov’t senator threatens to drown opposition colleague Opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) Senator Damani Tabor says he has reported to the police, a threat made against his life by government Senator Lennox Weston. Tabor, the spokesman for the UPP, has also called on Weston to resign. “We demand that Senator Weston do the honourable thing and resign as any truly honourable legislator in other countries would,” he said in a statement   Read More ...
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Antigua PM cancels plan to build gun factory after coming under fire
Antigua PM cancels plan to build gun factory after coming under fire ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — A plan to give investors permission to build a gun-assembling plant in the proposed Economic Zone, has been cancelled by Prime Minister Gaston Browne.The announcement of a cancellation was made on Saturday, just hours after the prime minister called confirming that the plan was going ahead and that all of the guns manufactured would be for export   Read More ...
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ANTIGUA: PM scraps plan for gun factory
ANTIGUA: PM scraps plan for gun factory Prime Minister Gaston Browne has cancelled plans to give investors permission to construct a gun assembling plant in the country’s proposed Economic Zone. Browne called Observer Radio just after 7 p.m. on Saturday to announce that he had instructed the Attorney General and other Cabinet colleagues to scrap the deal. “I have said to them that in the interest of the nation, rather than having a situation where we bring in that factory and divide the nation over it, let us scuttle that decision   Read More ...
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Inglorious Empire: Parallels of Indian and West Indian exploitation | Caribbean News Now
By Sir Ronald Sanders The yearnings for power and wealth of the stone-cold dead British Empire echoed amongst the older generation throughout the shires of Britain during the Brexit campaign. Those yearnings reflected themselves in the support of the older voters to leave the European Union (EU) as an assertion of their sovereignty and the exceptionalism of Britain. Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS   Read More ...
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Antigua-Barbuda ambassador warns OAS against 'politics of exclusion' | Caribbean News Now
Antigua and Barbuda’s permanent representative to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, speaking at a meeting of the Permanent Council on Wednesday. Photo: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS WASHINGTON, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, on Wednesday sounded a warning to OAS member countries against “the politics of exclusion” and meetings, headed by powerful nations, which then seek to impose their decisions on the membership as a whole   Read More ...
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Antigua Bermuda Race gets underway on Friday | Caribbean News Now
ST JOHN’S, Antigua --- Following on from the overwhelming success of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, an impressive range of yachts from all over the world will depart from Antigua on their 935 nautical mile race to Bermuda on Friday. There will be one start for the 21-boat fleet racing in classes: CSA Monohull, CSA Classic and IRC, plus Allegra, the 78ft catamaran   Read More ...
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Upbeat Derrick lifted by support as FIFA case looms
Upbeat Derrick lifted by support as FIFA case looms ST JOHN'S, Antigua — Under-fire Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president, Gordon Derrick says he has been buoyed by support from local clubs as he prepares to defend himself against charges of corruption brought by football's world governing body, FIFA.Derrick, who is also the general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, faces a ban of up to four years and a fine of US$15 000 for “alleged conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, mismanagement of funds, abuse of position, and disloyalty   Read More ...
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Director of Elections on CARICOM mission to Bahamas
Director of Elections on CARICOM mission to Bahamas Jamaica’s Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher, has been selected to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) electoral observation mission to the Bahamas. The delegation will observe the general elections scheduled for tomorrow. The Chief of Mission is Josephine Tamai, Chief Elections Officer, Department of Elections and Boundaries in Belize. The 11-member mission team, which includes representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago will submit a report to the Secretary General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, at the end of the mission   Read More ...
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Orrette Fisher on Caricom mission to Bahamas
Director of Elections Orrette Fisher is expected to serve as deputy chief of mission for the Caribbean Community (Caricom) electoral observation mission to The Bahamas.The delegation will observe that country's general elections, scheduled for tomorrow. The chief of mission is Josephine Tamai, chief elections officer, Department of Elections and Boundaries in Belize. The 11-member mission, which includes representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago, will submit a report to Caricom Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, at the end of the mission   Read More ...
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'Showcase Antigua Barbuda' offers new travel business with major developments to watch | Caribbean News Now
Minister of Tourism Asot Michael (R) and Chairman of the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association exchange greetings ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Tourism buyers from the United Kingdom, Europe and North America will meet tourism suppliers from Antigua and Barbuda as well as nearby destinations, at the upcoming ‘Showcase Antigua Barbuda’ to be held in Antigua from May 17, 2017. The annual business development event organized by the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, provides one full day of pre-scheduled appointment sessions and activities where wholesalers and tour operators from around the world meet and conduct business with regional suppliers in the tourism industry   Read More ...
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Human Rights Watch cites Pa. case of suicide in immigration detention
Human Rights Watch cites Pa. case of suicide in immigration detention A woman who hanged herself in immigrant detention at York County Prison in 2013 was the victim of “dangerously subpar medical care” that contributed to her death, says a Human Rights Watch report scheduled for release Monday. The suicide of Tiombe Kimana Carlos, who was born in the Caribbean nation Antigua-Barbuda, and was 34 when she killed herself with a noose made from a bed sheet, was the subject of an Inquirer special report and follow-up   Read More ...
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Antigua Sailing Week: A golden year | Caribbean News Now
Winner of The Lord Nelson Trophy, Sergio Sagramoso's Puerto Rican Melges 32, Lazy Dog © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com Steve Carson's Dehler 33, High Tide won CSA 8 after seven years of trying Clint Brooks' Bajan TP52 Conviction won CSA 3 overall © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com By Louay Habib ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The grand awards ceremony for Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson's Dockyard and the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a fitting venue for the 50th edition of this historic occasion   Read More ...
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Debt strangling a Caribbean generation | Caribbean News Now
By Sir Ronald Sanders There is a real prospect that, in dealing with unsustainable debt, 11 of 13 Caribbean small states will have lost the first three decades of the 21st century, and foregone opportunities for poverty reduction, transformation and growth. Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto   Read More ...
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Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 4: Discards reshuffle the pack | Caribbean News Now
Kialoa III and Spirit in CSA © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The penultimate day of racing at the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was held in near perfect conditions off the south coast of Antigua. The Caribbean surf and sea state had moderated in comparison to the start of the regatta, but the strength of the competition was undiminished   Read More ...
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Cazadores de tesoros descubren un ancla en el Caribe que podría ser de Cristóbal Colón
Cazadores de tesoros descubren un ancla en el Caribe que podría ser de Cristóbal Colón Una antigua ancla que podría haber pertenecido a la tripulación de Cristóbal Colón fue encontrada en el Caribe por un grupo de cazadores de tesoros. Al parecer, era parte de un barco que naufragó en los primeros años del siglo XVI, según informa el Daily Mail. El notable hallazgo ha salido a flote en el último episodio del programa “Cooper’s Treasure” de Discovery Channel   Read More ...
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Itaipava ocultou US$ 70 milhões no Caribe, afirma delator à Lava-Jato
Itaipava ocultou US$ 70 milhões no Caribe, afirma delator à Lava-Jato A Operação Lava-Jato investiga o destino de US$ 70 milhões atribuídos aos donos da cervejaria Itaipava em uma conta nas pequenas ilhas de Antígua e Barbuda, no Caribe. Segundo o delator Olívio Rodrigues Júnior, que abria e controlava contas secretas da Odebrecht, o dinheiro foi usado para comprar imóveis no paraíso caribenho. Olívio, como é conhecido, afirmou que o valor estava escondido em nome da offshore Legacy International, no banco Antigua Overseas Bank (AOB)   Read More ...
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US plans to fund border wall worry Antigua foreign minister
US plans to fund border wall worry Antigua foreign minister ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — A senior Government minister says Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries will, along with countries in Latin America, speak with one voice opposing plans by the United States to target their nationals residing in the North American country to help President Donald Trump build his much-touted multibillion-dollar US-Mexico border wall.US legislators are seeking to impose a two per cent tax on all remittances sent by nationals of Belize, The Cayman Islands, Haiti, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica, The British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, and Suriname to friends and relatives   Read More ...
CFU president facing ban
CFU president facing ban Caribbean football is facing further strife after the sport’s world governing body, FIFA, announced yesterday that its ethics committee had opened a formal case against Caribbean Football Union president, Gordon Derrick, over corruption allegations. Derrick, also the general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, had been investigated by FIFA’s ethics committee over “alleged conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, mismanagement of funds, abuse of position and disloyalty”, and could now face a ban of up to four years and a fine of US$15 000   Read More ...
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CFU president facing ban after FIFA opens case
CFU president facing ban after FIFA opens case ZURICH, Switzerland – Caribbean football was facing further strife today after the sport’s world governing body, FIFA, announced that its ethics committee had opened a formal case against Caribbean Football Union president, Gordon Derrick, over corruption allegations. Derrick, also the general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, had been investigated by FIFA’s ethics committee over “alleged conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, mismanagement of funds, abuse of position and disloyalty”, and could now face a ban of up to four years and a fine of US$15 000   Read More ...
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FIFA ethics panel pursues corruption case against Derrick - Football
FIFA ethics panel pursues corruption case against Derrick - Football ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA ethics watchdogs have opened formal proceedings against Caribbean soccer official Gordon Derrick in a corruption investigation, they said on Friday. Investigators have recommended a ban of at least four years and a fine of at least 15,000 Swiss francs (11,799.19 pounds) against Derrick, who is president of the Caribbean Football Union and general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, the ethics panel said in a statement   Read More ...
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Globalization disadvantaged small states
Globalization disadvantaged small states By Sir Ronald Sanders Globalisation was originally a construct of industrialised nations whose economic activity had developed sufficiently to withstand competition within their own borders from other countries, and who had the capability of exporting goods and services to other markets. Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto   Read More ...
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Trinidad and Tobago president disappointed CCJ is not final court for all CARICOM states | Caribbean News Now
Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Carmona By Ken Richards BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) states of St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia and Grenada are among Caribbean states being criticized by a regional head of state for not having replaced the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice as their final appellate court   Read More ...
Former Antigua-Barbuda financial regulator loses extradition appeal
Leroy King, former head of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission in Antigua and Barbuda By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A high court ruling this week rejected an application for judicial review by Leroy King, the former head of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) in Antigua and Barbuda, against the 2012 decision by the government to approve his extradition to the United States to face charges of facilitating the multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme by convicted former businessman Allen Stanford   Read More ...
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Queen Elizabeth II Turn 91 Today
Queen Elizabeth II Turn 91 Today Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, turns 91 today, Friday 21 April.She has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February, 1952.She is Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis   Read More ...
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