Law governing burials to be amended to allow for cremation in Antigua and Barbuda



The Cabinet agreed that it is necessary to amend the law governing burials in order to allow for cremation in Antigua and Barbuda.

A crematory was incorporated in the plan for the new cemetery; however, one of the funeral homes in Antigua has made an application for permission to operate a crematory.

The Cabinet is of the view that a single crematory is sufficient for Antigua and Barbuda given its population size and the demand for that kind of service.

Hence, a Public Private Partnership in the establishment of such a venture may be the way to go. More discussions and decisions are to follow.

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  1. Long overdue in Antigua… we are always so reactive in our law making. Little St. Kitts offers that service. I do hope it’s not going TO COST AN ARM AND A LEG for the service.

    • plz nobody can open a funeral parlour to do there own thing you must work for Barnes or Strafie…… cause government won’t issue anymore business license to do so….. so the crematory business still stays in either Barnes and Strafie hands

  2. High time. Desecration of the graves in St. John’s cemetery need to stop immediate. De people nah well dead before ah you a dig dem up.

  3. Very needed. One question, why must it be a public/private partnership? Why can’t it be just private or the government builds their own.

  4. Cremation is way less expensive than a regular Funeral. What has become of that new Cemetery.That was suppose to be built in Antigua. Ministry of Health,please give us some updates on it.The funds were already allocated for that new burial site.

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