Beaches To Close August 26 On Public Holiday


All beaches will be closed on the next public holiday.


Government took the decision at the most recent Cabinet meeting.


This follows several unlawful incidents across the country’s beaches on the previous public holiday August 3 and rising case numbers of Covid-19.


August 26 which marks the funeral service for National Hero and former Prime Minister Sir Lester Bryant Bird has been declared a public holiday.


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  1. Closing the Beaches is real bull chit. People should be able to go to the Beaches. How would your dumb asses know. That going to the Beaches contributed to the increase in Covid-19 cases. How about all of those darn Tourists in the Hotels and walking around Antigua. Are they pure and clean. I think not.

  2. Closing the beaches is one measure to prevent persons from congregating to avoid the transmission of the virus. However, on the day of the funeral for the Hon Lester B. Bird and also the days that he will be lying in state, what is being done to prevent persons from congregating to pay their last respect to one of our nation’s great leader?

  3. Yet world dictator traitor tyrant liar bully HT Gaston Browne and his cesspool gang are making it “legal” for everyone to attend the state funeral for Bird. COVID doesn’t give a shit about man made laws and will do what it does. When the Freedom Fighters insert themselves all over and mix in the state funeral, will the Commissioner order his dogs to release tear gas and rubber bullets? Let’s see how big their balls are now.

    With any luck world dictator traitor tyrant liar thief bully HT Gaston Browne and his cesspool gang will all catch the COVID along with the police and we will be finally free of a dictator govt.

    Maybe Nigel Christian’s family will get some sort of justice then.

  4. Is not closed the beaches is close ANTIGUA PERIOD….

  5. Only fully vaccinated people can attend this funeral, right? Well, seeing that I can’t go to the beach, I hope they broadcast the funeral because I would be looking to see all of the missing unvaccinated ministers. The popcorn is ready.

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