US Government provides funding for making of masks


The United States government has contributed fifteen thousand US dollars to support the efforts of agencies in the front-line against the Coronavirus.

The funds were donated to the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) which contracted eleven tailors and seamstresses both in Antigua and the sister-isle of Barbuda to make approximately five thousand masks.

Face Masks

The masks will be distributed to the Prison, Police and Fire Departments, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP), the Immigration Department, the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force and NODS.

Masks will also be donated to other residents in Antigua and Barbuda

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  1. That’s nice. Thank you. Antigua, although based on social democracy and democratic socialism remains a friend of all and an enemy of none. Again, we say thank you. Many nations of the world have been helpful in this crises, and we as a proud, free and nonaligned nation appreciate it all, Forward Ever! FRIENDS OF ALL. ENEMIES OF NONE.

  2. There is a saying that goes like this”You should not look a Gift Horse in the Mouth”. But when a wealthy country like the USA gives you this peanut to eat, I think you should be very honest and tell them thank you but no thanks. This is really an insult. And it has nothing to do with being ungrateful. Look what others are giving us. Plane loads of supplies.
    Hon. Lester Bird once had to return a check of I believe $30K for hurricane relieve. When a wealthy country like the USA can make those kind of so called gifts one needs to have pride and tell them where to go off.

    • Depending on the material used to make the masks, some can be shipped to them to wipe their butt cracks.

    • @Sidelines: Sometimes you talk bull dung.Why Antigua and Barbuda do not give back the US $6 million that got.As a part of the US$500 Million the USA gave to the Caribbean for Covid 19 relief.If China gave that money.Your rotund self would be on your knees praying to China.You hate the USA,I love it here.You on the other hand should move to China.See how those China people treat your backsides.

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