Antigua Archives - Barbados Today

Category: Antigua

ANTIGUA – Outrage after fishermen kill pregnant shark

268 TODAY – Scores of people have condemned fishermen who caught and killed a pregnant tiger shark earlier this week. It was later discovered that the shark was carrying close to two dozen pups. The fishermen said they caught the shark near the oil refinery rig on the western side of the island on Thursday. […]

Caribbean islands record three earthquakes in 24 hours

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Friday said an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled three Caribbean islands, as the region recorded three earth tremors within a 24 hour period. It said that the latest quake, which occurred at 6:52 p.m. […]

ANTIGUA – PM dismissing reports that he embarrassed Prince

ST JOHN’S – Prime Minister Gaston Browne is dismissing the British media reports that he embarrassed Prince Harry. Browne says remarks he made about the British royal honeymooning in Antigua was exaggerated by the foreign press who accompanied Prince Harry on the trip. The party at Barnacle Point was attended by hundreds who were specially […]

ANTIGUA – Prince Harry begins whirlwind Caribbean tour

ST JOHN’S  – Prince Harry touched down to a red-carpet welcome Sunday at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua aboard a British Airways commercial flight, beginning his 15-day visit of several Caribbean countries, including St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, and Guyana. The 32-year-old prince was met and […]

ANTIGUA – PM promises standpipes will be a thing of the past

ST JOHN’S – Prime Minister Gaston Browne is promising to eliminate community standpipes in Antigua & Barbuda. Browne, who was speaking at the sod turning ceremony for the Multi-Purpose Community Centre in Gray’s Green on Wednesday night, said Cabinet is to meet tomorrow where the decision will be taken. “There are individuals still going to […]

ANTIGUA – ‘We have enough crew’

ST JOHN’S –– The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) said it has refuted the public comments of chairman of the shareholder governments, St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who said, “We have too many cancellations caused by illness of flight crew. . . we have too many bouts of illness […]

Antiguans caught with over $1.7M worth of cannabis

ST JOHN’S – Two men who were caught red-handed with almost 854 pounds of compressed cannabis, with an estimated wholesale value of $1,707,750, may soon be facing charges related to possession of the illegal drug. The Antiguan duo was arrested during a counter-drug operation in the Old Road area early on Tuesday, a release from […]

ANTIGUA – Fire leaves Clare Hall woman bewildered, homeless

ST JOHN’S – Firemen are still baffled as to the cause of the country’s latest fire which completely destroyed the home of a Clare Hall woman on Monday morning and left the homeowner in tears. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Elvis Weaver, who heads the Fire Department, the distraught woman Icilma Potter, could […]

ANTIGUA – Owner stops alleged car thief in his tracks

ST JOHN’S – Hanna Hourani of Hodges Bay effected what lawmen call a “citizen’s arrest” on Sunday morning after accusing a man of vehicle theft. The images of Hourani holding a gun to the alleged perpetrator’s head outside First Choice Supermarket have been circulated widely on WhatsApp. The owners of the supermarket on Anchorage Road […]

ANTIGUA – Lastlap cancelled as truck crushes reveler

ST JOHN’S – Carnival celebrations came to a tragic and sudden end on Tuesday night when a truck ran over a woman crushing her to death. The deceased is Nikki Phillip, 25, a resident of New York, USA, who was arrived in Antigua on July 24, and had been residing in Green Bay. The incident […]

ANTIGUA –– Clarevue staff take industrial action

ST JOHN’S – Striking workers at the Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital have vowed to stay off the job until their “deplorable and unsanitary” working conditions have been rectified. Tuesday, more than 30 staff members reported for their morning and evening shifts but refused to perform their normal duties. They are calling on management to address the […]

Former Antiguan diplomat dies awaiting UN bribery trial

ST JOHN’S – The former president of the United Nations General Assembly and Antigua and Barbuda’s permanent representative to the UN, John Ashe, has died before facing trial for tax fraud in a scandal that involved him allegedly taking more than US$1.3 million in bribes while in his UN post. He died of a heart […]

ANTIGUA – PM: Sue me

ST JOHN’S –– Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne is not losing any sleep over a threat by Sandals Resorts International (SRI) to sue him over what the company says were grossly defamatory statements. In a June 21 letter written to SRI’s General Counsel, Dimitri Singh, and made available to the media, Browne insisted […]

Sandals threatens to sue Antigua PM

ST JOHN’S –– A row between Sandals and the Antigua and Barbuda government could be headed to the law courts, if the hotel goes ahead with its threat to sue Prime Minister Gaston Browne for statements which it says are defamatory and have the potential to hurt the hotel chain’s reputation and brand. Sandals Antigua […]

Antigua confirms first Zika case

ST JOHN’S –– The Ministry of Health has said there is no need for panic as the country confirmed a Gray’s Farm woman is the first Zika virus case here. At an emergency Press conference yesterday, Minister of Health Molwyn Joseph said the unnamed woman returned to Antigua from the Dominican Republic back in early […]

ANTIGUA – Teenaged son on the run after stabbing mother

ST JOHN’S –– Heavy blood splatters in around the #1 Armstrong Road home of Ruthlyn Davis told a chilling tale after she was stabbed multiple times about the body by her teenaged adopted son. Police are on the manhunt for a 17-year-old Grays Farm man, who goes by the name of Nadike Richards. The youth […]

ANTIGUA – Arson suspected

ST JOHN’S –– Officials investigating a fire that destroyed the administrative building of the All Saints Secondary School (ASSS), on the weekend, suspect that it was intentionally set during the early hours of Saturday morning. Head of the Fire Department, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Elvis Weaver, disclosed that evidence found at the scene by investigators […]