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Cell Tower Questions Still Unanswered

Cell Tower Questions Still Unanswered

Antigua St John's - More than a week after Caribarena.com cited several imbalances in the cell tower report completed by PAHO’s consultant George Skvarca, attempts to obtain clarification on these discrepancies have gone unanswered.

Homes Families and Gardens Festival 2012 Launched

Homes Families and Gardens Festival 2012 Launched

Antigua St. John’s – Sustainable community development, introduction of innovative business opportunities, safeguarding cultural heritage and promoting cultural diversity were the themes that resonated Thursday, when the Community Development Division launched the fifth annual Homes, Families and Gardens Festival.

Dengue Fever Warning

Dengue Fever Warning

Antigua St. John's - No case of dengue fever has been reported in Antigua & Barbuda for 2012, Chief Health Inspector Lionel Michael has said, while urging residents to be more responsible with their disposal of waste.

Week of Activities to Highlight Sickle Cell Disease

Week of Activities to Highlight Sickle Cell Disease

Antigua St John’s – Under the theme “Live normal, Live well, Manage Sickle Cell”, the Antigua & Barbuda Sickle Cell Association will open its week of activities this Sunday with a service at St. John’s Pentecostal Church on Lauchland Benjamin Drive.

Fiennes Institute Averts TB Outbreak

Fiennes Institute Averts TB Outbreak

Antigua St John's - The Fiennes Institute, a government-run facility for the aged, has averted an outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) after a patient was diagnosed with the disease less than a month after he was admitted.

Heavy on HIV/AIDS Prevention for Carnival

Heavy on HIV/AIDS Prevention for Carnival

Antigua St. John’s – “We are going heavy on the prevention aspect of the HIV/AIDS campaign during the carnival celebrations.”

Antigua Leg of Regional HIV/AIDS Testing Day Dubbed A Success

Antigua Leg of Regional HIV/AIDS Testing Day Dubbed A Success

Antigua St. John’s - AIDS Programme Manager Delcora Williams has described the Antigua leg of the fifth annual HIV/AIDS Regional Testing Day a “major success.” 

Lifestyle Changes Advocated to Combat HIV/AIDS

Lifestyle Changes Advocated to Combat HIV/AIDS

Antigua St. Johns - A combination of lifestyle, cultural and behavioural changes is what’s required to break the chain of transmission and social stigma attached to HIV/AIDS.

CHILD ABUSE REPORTED ON THE RISE

CHILD ABUSE REPORTED ON THE RISE

Antigua St John's - Today Antigua & Barbuda joins the rest of the world in observance of the International Day of Innocent Children – Victims of Aggression.

Clarevue Head Stresses Mental Health Strategy

Clarevue Head Stresses Mental Health Strategy

Antigua St John's - Just as physical health is important, so too is good mental health, according to Superintendant of Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital and Coordinator of the National Mental Health Reform Initiative Clarence E Pilgrim.

Planned Parenthood Open Day

Planned Parenthood Open Day

Antigua St. John's - The Antigua Planned Parenthood Association, in collaboration with Population Services International and the Society for Family Health, will be hosting a Launch and Open Day for the general public on Friday 26th October 2012.

OECS Health Ministers Meeting

OECS Health Ministers Meeting

Antigua & Barbuda will host the 15th OECS Health Ministers Meeting over a two day period commencing tomorrow, October 10 to 11. Also in session during this time will be the meeting of the board of the OECS Pharmaceutical Procurement Service (OECS PPS).

Project to Focus on HIV and AIDS Intervention

Project to Focus on HIV and AIDS Intervention

Antigua St. John’s - Talks are in the advanced stage to mobilise “key policy gatekeepers” to expand and strengthen HIV/AIDS response in Antigua & Barbuda and the wider Eastern Caribbean.

Antigua Signs Child Survival Pledge

Antigua Signs Child Survival Pledge

Antigua St. John’s - Antigua & Barbuda has joined the global call to end preventable child deaths.

Antigua & Barbuda Reaffirms Commitment to CDEMA

Antigua & Barbuda Reaffirms Commitment to CDEMA

Antigua St. John’s - Minister of Health, Social Transformation, and Consumer Affairs Willmoth Daniel has reaffirmed government’s commitment to the continued financial support of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

Media Blitz to Target Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Media Blitz to Target Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Antigua St. John’s - The Substance Abuse Prevention Division in the Ministry of Health, Social Transformation, Consumer Affairs & Local Government will launch a series of activities to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26.

Antigua Develops Mental Health Policy

Antigua Develops Mental Health Policy

Antigua St John's - The Ministry of Health and Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital have taken a proactive stance to address the problems and challenges posed by mental health disorder by embarking on a mental health policy project.

Health Ministry Undertakes Mindset Approach on HIV/AIDS

Health Ministry Undertakes Mindset Approach on HIV/AIDS

Antigua St john's - The time has come for Antigua and Barbuda and the rest of the Caribbean to realize and accept that HIV/AIDS is not a problem, but a reality; and that is an illness rather than the moral condemnation that some communities have reduced it to.

Williams Updates on Rat Project

Williams Updates on Rat Project

Antigua St John's - UPP Caretaker for St John's Rural South Winston Williams has said the first phase of a rat eradication programme has begun in the community, with the Central Board of Health carrying out a general clean-up in the Ottos New Town Area.

Vaccination Week Launched

Vaccination Week Launched

Antigua St John's - Vaccination plays a significant role in public health by providing protection against communicable disease in Antigua & Barbuda.

Regional Disaster Officials Meet in Antigua

Regional Disaster Officials Meet in Antigua

Antigua St John's - Caribbean delegates are in Antigua to revise and discuss validated procedures, methodologies, tools, and strategies for mental health and psycho-social support in disaster that can be used at the national and regional level.

Groundbreaking Next Week for Cancer Centre

Groundbreaking Next Week for Cancer Centre

Antigua St John's - Regional health leaders will gather in Antigua & Barbuda on Thursday April 26 for the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean at the Mount St John Medical Centre facility.

Vaccination Week Planned

Vaccination Week Planned

Antigua St John's - Antigua and Barbuda and the rest of the world will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) from April 21-28.

Regional Medical Officers to Meet

Antigua St John's - The progress on the elimination initiative and policy dialogue on the integration of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) into health systems will be the focus of the First Special Meeting of Regional Chief Medical Officers (CMOs).

Doctor Completes Leadership Training

Antigua St John's - Antiguan-born Dr Maria Pereira BSc, MBBS, Dip Derm, (London) recently graduated from a regional leadership training programme hosted by the Caribbean Health Leadership Institute at UWI in Jamaica.

Septic Tank Sewage by the Ton

Antigua St John's - Information reaching Caribarena.com has said raw sewage is routinely being poured into the environmentally sensitive Flashes area at an average rate of about 1,000 metric tons every month.

The Destination that Time Forgot

The Destination that Time Forgot

Our national symbol the pineapple (Antigua Black for sure) graces the façade, as does the craft of Antiguan stonemasons skills passed on over centuries expressed in pale green limestone quarried from the heart of the country.

Draft National Child Protection Policy Unveiled

Draft National Child Protection Policy Unveiled

Antigua St. John's - Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social Transformation, Consumer Affairs & Local Government Senator Malaka Parker Thursday announced steady progress in the  development of a National Child Protection Policy for Antigua & Barbuda, which will ensure the strengthening of a coherent, strong legal framework to safeguard against the risks of abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Disagreement Over St John’s Redevelopment Plan

Disagreement Over St John’s Redevelopment Plan

Antigua St. John’s - The St. John’s Development Corporation (SJDC) has been cautioned about proceeding with the current redevelopment plan for the city.

What Makes Malaka Run

What Makes Malaka Run

Antigua St John's - Malaka Parker does not consider herself to be a politician. When confronted with questions regarding her political career (she is, after all, operating in a political environment) the youngest senator in the Upper House will characterize herself as a “parliamentarian”.

ATLU Decries Proposed Demolition of Government Buildings

ATLU Decries Proposed Demolition of Government Buildings

Antigua St. John's - The Antigua and Barbuda Trades and Labour Union (AT&LU) has joined a growing number of non-government organizations to oppose the demolition of the government-owned Administration Building and the General Post Office.

Hurst Opposed to Parker's Elevation

Antigua St John's - Former ALP ambassador Lionel "Max" Hurst has criticized Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer's apparent grooming of UPP Senator Malaka Parker as his replacement in the Rural West constituency.

Deal Reached On New Taxi System

Deal Reached On New Taxi System

Antigua St. John's - A new system will be introduced on a trial basis for taxi operators in downtown St John's effective October 3.

No Demolition of Historic Building - Bird‬

No Demolition of Historic Building - Bird‬

‪Antigua St. John's - The following statement was issued by the Honourable Lester Bryant Bird, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

Street Naming Controversy Resolved

Street Naming Controversy Resolved

Antigua St. John’s – An impasse between two neighbourhood watch groups over the double-naming of streets in Clarke’s Hill has been resolved with both parties agreeing to end the four-year long dispute.

Heritage Quay To Be Revamped

Heritage Quay To Be Revamped

Antigua St. John’s – Relocating the Ministry of Health and developing a parking facility for taxis are two proposals that the St. John’s Development Corporation (SJDC) is preparing to review in order to revamp the operations in the area surrounding Heritage Quay.

Prosecution Looms for Financial Abusers of Elderly



Prosecution Looms for Financial Abusers of Elderly



Antigua St. Johns – Social Transformation Minister Willmoth Daniel is warning relatives and caregivers of elderly people that they can be brought before the courts if they continue to exploit them financially.

UNICEF Supports Social Protection Reform Policy

UNICEF Supports Social Protection Reform Policy

Antigua St John's - A United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) specialist held dialogue with top level officials within the Ministry of Social Transformation aimed at developing the country’s Social Protection Reform Policy.

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