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Antigua leads Caribbean economic growth-ECLAC

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is predicting that Caribbean economies will grow by 1.7 per cent this...

First tranch of back pay expected by October

The Cabinet has reportedly decided to pay millions owed in back pay to civil servants in two tranches.

PM promises back pay before year-end

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has told public servants that their long-awaited back pay will come before the end of 2018.

Government appeals injunction against Barbuda Airport

Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he is confident that an injunction barring the construction of a new airport on Barbuda will be...

ECCB warns citizens that new Bitcoin ATM machine is not authorized

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Financial Services Regulatory Commission of St Kitts and Nevis (FSRC) have warned citizens that a Bitcoin...

PM Browne to address regional budget and climate change at OECS summit

(Press Release) Prime Minister Gaston Browne is currently in Saint Lucia for the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean Sates (OECS) Heads of Government meeting, where...

Mexico recommits to assisting with housing project

His Excellency Oscar Esparza-Vargas, Ambassador of the United Mexican States, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of...

31 million US dollars in remittances sent to Antigua in 2017

Guess how much money exactly was sent back to the Caribbean from immigrants globally last year? If you guessed USD 13.5 billion, then you are...

Access To Finance A Challenge For Small Business

Executive Director of the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA), Henderson Fields, says access to finance is one of the challenges faced by small...

Antigua moving ahead with Cryptocurrency Exchange

  As the government sets its sight on the cryptocurrency exchange a prominent United States-based economist has described cryptocurrency as a “bubble” and does not believe...

Local Hoteliers Report “Best” Hotel Season in Years

Hoteliers are reporting one of the best winter seasons in recent years. According to Gary Randall, Owner of the Blue Waters Hotel, “this winter season...

Antigua told to improve tax collection

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has told the Government of Antigua and Barbuda that its tax collection is the worst in the OECS. Bank officials presented...

UPP tells business leaders there will be no increase in taxes if elected

“We, and I will say emphatically… we will not increase taxes,” declared Dr. McChessney Emanuel, the United Progressive Party’s (UPP) candidate for St. John’s...

PM agrees debt is unsustainable but says its unavoidable

Prime Minister Gaston Browne is agreeing with former International Monetary Fund (IMF) economist Dr. Thompson Fontaine who has labeled the country's debt situation as...

Ministry of Information looking to relocate over air quality concerns

The government announced on Friday that the Ministry of Information Headquarters on Sir George Walter Highway will be relocated this year. For years, ministry staff members...

These five ministries just got the lions share of the 2018 budget

The Ministry of Health leads the way with the highest allocation in the 2018 National Budget with EC$ 106 million. The government says this...

PM announces debt write-off for people who owe for electricity

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has told today's Budget Speech that homeowners owe APUA for electricity will have their debts wiped off. Browne says the programme...

Antigua wants China to partner on State-funded projects

Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda has invited the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation to invest more with the Government. Browne made the...

CIP sales bouncing back

The poorly performing Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) is up by 20 per cent for November when compared to the past few months. The programme has...

PM wants pay increase for government workers

Prime Minister Gaston Browne is promising that despite a cash strapped treasury, he will position the government to give an increase in salaries and...

PM forecasts major economic growth for 2018

Prime Minister Gaston Browne is anticipating a labour shortage next year as a result of his ambitious goal to grow the economy by at...

PM wants regional CIPs to coordinate, stop fierce competition

Prime Minister Gaston Browne is seeking to harmonise the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) with other regional territories, to prevent the "race to the...

Gov’t takes aim at tax dodgers

The government will be cracking down on businesses which attempt to evade paying their fair share of taxes. Prime Minister Gaston Browne said the government...

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