ST JOHN’S − The Antigua and Barbuda Parliament has voted to embrace the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final appellate court, thus paving the way for the required referendum on the matter on November 6. T
The March 13th 2018 Grenada general election was followed (a week later) by Antigua and Barbuda’s on March 21. Devastated by two hurricanes in 2017 and with the entire population of the smaller ward island of Barbuda being forcibly moved to the mainland, Antigua and Barbuda has been busy rebuilding, with much solidarity from its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other Caribbean neighbors, including Cuba and Venezuela.
More heads of state have come forward to congratulate Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on his successful re-election on May 20, while the European Union and Organization of American States (OAS) refuse to recognize the results.
ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it intends to hold a referendum within the next four months on whether or not the island will adopt the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court.
Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to the Organisation of the American States (OAS), Ronald Sanders, delivered an address to the organization's Permanent Council where he apologized, on behalf of his government, for decades of discrimination unleashed against the Rastafarian community.
(ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Commissioner of Police Wendel Robinson cleared out his office yesterday afternoon soon after receiving his letter of suspension and notice of an investigation into allegations that he made sexual advances towards three junior ranking policemen.It is further alleged that he then victimised the officers after they rejected his advances.
A wide-cross section of local officials will meet on Friday to hammer out what Antigua and Barbuda wants to include in a draft regional proposal to access more grants from the Global Fund for the elimination of HIV and Tuberculosis.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne is promising a landslide victory, similar to Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell's achievement in Grenada, in the country's upcoming general election on Mar. 21. "I am quite sure the results here in Antigua and Barbuda will be just as exciting, as we say 17 none,” Browne said as he extended “congratulations to my dear friend and brother.”