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...

Sandals here to stay, says CEO

Sandals is not going anywhere and will continue to promote the twin-island nation, according to Sandals Resorts International. A public rift between the prime minister...

Sandals answers prime minister radio remarks

(Press Release) Sandals Resorts International condemns in the strongest possible manner, the vicious, sustained and defamatory attacks that Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne continues to...

IMF almost repaid in full

Seven years after it was first borrowed, the controversial International Monetary Fund (IMF) debt is almost fully repaid, now standing at a little over...

Browne suggests halal restaurants, hotels to attract rich Saudi tourists

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne wants Saudis to visit and invest in his hurricane-battered country. He is considering bringing halal standards to the...

Cost of living going up, gov’t figures show

If it feels to you like the prices across the country have been going up, you are not wrong and there is data to...

Gov’t asks World Bank for reconstruction loan

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Gaston Browne announced that he has agreed to borrow US$40 million from the World Bank for reconstruction in...

CIP passport price reduced as applications decline

Faced with increased competition and a decline in applications for the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), the government has decided to reduce the cost of acquiring...

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