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COMMENTARY: Aviation taxes may cause economic strangulation

If an airport in the Caribbean wishes to be an international hub or even a regional hub, it is probably well advised to drop...

POEM: Revelling In Greatness

REVELLING IN GREATNESS (OFFICIAL CARNIVAL SPEECH) By Vellie Nicholas-Benta My dear inhabitants: Citizens and residents Of the unitary state of Antibuda, Even those stuck here awaiting visas to Canada, As...

Call Center worker writes Open Letter to Gaston Browne

I'm sorry that you feel that call center workers must start farming. I'm sorry that you don't care that 400 workers will be out...

DEAR KATE: Season one ends

Dear readers, I am happy to be speaking to you all collectively. Over the past year, I have been overwhelmed by your letters. I know that...

COMMENTARY: Seeing President Trump in a pleasing light

  By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organisation of American States.  The views expressed are entirely...

COMMENTARY: Shannon Martinez from Vacationer to Prisoner

Rawlston Pompey There may be very little doubt that the ‘...Promotional Strategies’ of the Tourism Ministry, a foundation reportedly laid by embattled  former Minister Asot...

My boss can’t get with me now he’s upset

Dear Kate, My boss is blackmailing me. Well, I won't call it blackmail really. It's like he is the owner of the place and because...

COMMENTARY: Do we need an opposition party?

By Vellie Nicholas-Benta Well, the question should have been, “Has the Westminster First-Past-the-Post system been working for us”? Or, even this one: “Do we need political...

Call centre staff say public was lied to about reason for closure

LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM NCO STAFF I would like to give a more detailed response or should I say update on the closing of...

LETTER: Disappointed with Elite Island Resort

I'm writing this letter because I'm frustrated and disappointed with Elite Island Resort.  After watching Kelly Ripa, from the nationally syndicated show "Kelly and...

COMMENTARY: CARICOM Summit needs to excite the people’s imagination

By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organisation of American States.  He is also a Senior...

LETTER: My unpleasant experience with Flow

Dear Editor, Karib cable now Flow has been my cable service provider for the past 9 yrs. The customer service over the years has diminished,...

LETTER: Where is the Love for Asot

Dear Editor, As a comrade, I cannot tell you how disappointed I am with how the Hon. Asot A. Michael is being treated by his...

LETTER: Not one big tune for carnival yet

Dear Editor, They say if you have good soca songs then you have a good carnival.  For the last month, I have been glued to...

Is my big butt sending the wrong message

Dear Kate, I have been going to the gym on and off for a number of years. Every time I go to the gym I...

COMMENTARY: Aviation In The EC – Time & Opportunity For Change?

James C. "Jim" Lynch, Captain (Retired) Aviation Consultant, Caribbean Specialty Aviation In The Eastern Caribbean - Time And Opportunity For Change? The new Barbados government has the...

COMMENTARY: THROWING TENT-RUMS: FEELING ‘SHAME’ FOR CALYPSO!

By Vellie Nicholas-Benta (Calypso Adjudicator and creator of CALYPSO MEDICS Facebook page) The liberty is yours to misconstrue my display of ‘tent-rums’ as infantile. I...

I think I want to do it with a girl

Dear Kate, I am not sure why but lately I have been entertaining the thoughts of having sex with a girl. I am thirty-three and have...

COMMENTARY: Caribbean democracy demands Constitutional change

  By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is the Antigua and Barbuda Ambassador to the United States and the Organization of American States.  He is also a...

How much higher will those speed humps go

Dear Editor, I am in full support of measures to reduce speeding and thereby accidents in Antigua. I am in support of speed humps too....

Transport board needs to get with the times

Dear Editor, I was deeply troubled after visiting the transport board today. I went to renew my license, I joked with someone in the line...

I need advice on my minute man

Dear Kate, Last summer, I met a guy whose name will remain anonymous so let's call him “Brian”. I typically date guys who are tall, good-looking,...

COMMENTARY: Calypso fight: where cock clashes with wood and iron

  By Vellie Nicholas-Benta Cock fights are pretty much outlawed in these parts—my Eastern Caribbean neck of the woods; not sure about cat fights which are,...

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