ANTIGUA

US Sends Relief Flight to Antigua and Barbuda

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September 15th, 2017 0 comments PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 14:-A Relief Flight from Miami, containing key assistance commodities including tarps, blankets, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, water containers, and chain saw/clean-up kits, arrived in Antigua and Barbuda today. The shipment is part of the United States Government’s ongoing assistance to the storm-ravaged twin-island state, still reeling from Read More

USAID Officials on the Ground in Antigua and Barbuda

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September 15th, 2017 0 comments PRESS RELEASE:-Officials from the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) have joined forces with Antigua and Barbuda’s National Office of Disaster Services, to assist persons who have been displaced following the horrific passage of Hurricane Irma. A five-person Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Read More

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Thanks Venezuela for Aid in Wake of Hurricane Irma

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St. John’s, September 13 (RHC)– The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has thanked Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for his “timely intervention” during Hurricane Irma. In an exclusive interview with teleSUR, Browne said: “If it wasn’t for the availability of the military aircraft from Venezuela, we would not have been able to evacuate Read More

Antigua Open For Business

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Tourism officials in Antigua and Barbuda are advising that despite Hurricane Irma’s devastating blow to Barbuda, it is business as usual in Antigua. “It is important to note that Antigua and Barbuda is a two-island nation, with Antigua hosting 98% of Canadian tourists. The effects of Hurricane Irma on the island of Antigua was minimal. Read More

Antigua’s ambassador urges US to honor WTO debt to aid Barbuda relief effort

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Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador in Washington wants the US government to finally make good on its outstanding World Trade Organization financial obligations to help Barbuda rebuild after Hurricane Irma. On Tuesday, Voice of America published an interview with Ronald Sanders, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States and the Organization of American States for Read More

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s call with Antigua and Barbuda PM

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September 9th, 2017 0 comments PRESS RELEASE:-The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey: USAID Administrator Mark Green called Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda this afternoon to convey the condolences and support of the United States to the people of that island nation following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma. Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Government’s relief assistance arrives in Antigua

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The first of three Amerijet Cargo planes, with over 120, 000 pounds of hurricane relief for Barbuda arrived on Antigua on Friday from Miami. Consul General for Antigua and Barbuda in Miami, Gilbert Boustany who arranged the shipment of items that included water, plywood, nails, lanterns, flashlights, cots, fans, tarpaulin and can foods, said that Read More

Antigua back to normal, relief under way in Barbuda

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St. John’s, Antigua – The island of Antigua is open for business as normal activity returned after a brushing from Hurricane Irma.  The V.C. Bird International Airport opened for all flights on Thursday, September 7 and electricity was restored to the Capital St Johns and most parts of the island. Antigua, where the bulk of the Read More

Antigua opens for business after brush with Irma; relief underway in Barbuda

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VC Bird International Airport has opened Antigua is open for business as normal activity returned after a brushing from Hurricane Irma. International Airport opened for all flights on Thursday, September 7 and electricity was restored to the Capital St Johns and most parts of the island. Antigua, where the bulk of the tourism industry resides, Read More