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No Half Moon Development

Pending developmentI share Finance and Economy Minister Harold Lovell’s optimism on the pending development of Half Moon Bay.

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Police Leaking Huge Problems

Police LeakingThe news that Commissioner of Police Thomas Bennett is hoping to plug leaks to the media is very alarming.

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Act Instead of Talking

Renewable energy strategiesIt's truly encouraging that the government has finally moved to appoint a task force to look into a renewable

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Captain Out- All Out

Sir Richards.photo-walterlawrencetrophyWhen I was growing up, just about all the boys in the Clare Hall neighborhood played cricket. We played an

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The Media and Energy

Watchdog-mediaFriday last week, the government invited the media to have an input in its energy policy. As a representative

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Irresponsible Speech Must Be Wrong

Irresponsible Speech. photo- unadulteratedtruth.files.comI often listen to politicians, as well as those who put themselves up for public office. On many occasions, I

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Be Careful with Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay valuation reportThe Half Moon Bay saga continues, and will not end anytime soon. I know that a recent government release,

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Blaize the Trail of Resignation

2009 Antigua general ElectionsThere is no question that all the members of the Electoral Commission should have resigned following the 2009

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Whose Role is it Anyway

Should-the-media-stay-silent ?Let the media highlight the "wrongs" of certain individuals or organisations, and the critics crawl out.

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For Love of Country

All-cards-on-the-tableAlmost every Antiguan I speak to will state categorically that he/she loves "this country" - Antigua &

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Socially Irrational or Stupid

Bold-stupidityNot so long ago, Consul General Mac Emanuel referred to certain members of the society as socially

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New Economic Leadership

Bleeding economyWe have become so consumed by the politics of the day that it would appear we have forgotten that the economy

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Pay As You Go

Pay-as-you-goIt was very interesting to read about the former Medical Benefits chief, Cavelle John, paying back close to a

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Ready for a Buy Election

‘Buy’ ElectionI was at the Antigua Recreation Grounds days after Justice Blenman handed down her decision in the election

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Spencer Mum while Bird Babbles

Deafening-silenceIn these extremely trying times, Prime Minister Dr Baldwin Spencer’s silence is deafening. As elected

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The Things Politicians Say

The things you sayI often listen to politicians speak, and it would appear that they care not what they say. Some disregard the

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The Price of Hypocrisy

'take-over'Almost on a daily basis, I hear Antiguans & Barbudans complain that the country is being taken over by

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UPP and ALP Merged Long Ago

UPP-and-ALPI was not surprised by the public response to Minister of Health Wilmoth Daniel's call for a coalition

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Legalize the Ganja

Medical Marijuana   photo credit zimbio.comGovernment officials are bent on going to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a loan to help with the

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Both Parties Are Failures

FailuresI think most reasonable people would conclude that the ruling United Progressive Party and the opposition

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What Service

Antigua-does-not-have-a-monopoly-on-sun-sea-and-sandThere is no disputing that tourism is Antigua & Barbuda’s main industry, the vein of the islands’

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Waiting With Bated Breath

Anticipated-decisionThere is a lot of hype over Justice Louise Blenman’s highly anticipated decision in the election petitions

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Wake Up Wake Up Now

Wake-UpWhere are the officials who have been either voted or appointed to office in this country? I ask the question

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Freedom of Information Slack

A farceWhen the United Progressive Party (UPP) was in opposition, it chided the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) for its

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To Kill An Economy

To Kill An EconomyEvery murder committed, whether of a tourist or local, is one murder too many. All of us should respect the

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Is VC Our Daddy

Prone-to-corruptionThe expropriation of the Half Moon Bay (HMB) property by the government of Antigua is a sad and disturbing

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Why Educate Our Own

Play-politics-even-with-our-futureCan anyone in this country honestly state why the government spends millions of dollars to educate its

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IMF Not a Done Deal

Not-a-done-dealBefore we go counting our chickens before they hatch, let me remind all citizens that the economy is still in

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Road Terrorists or Drivers

Accident on Factory roadAsk most motorists and they will tell you that last week’s concrete truck accident was no surprise.

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Good Leaders Place Country First

 Country FirstThis lawsuit by the Stanford Victims Coalition has highlighted a serious weakness that has affected the

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Are We Serious About Agriculture

Serious About AgricultureIt surely does not look that way. I commend the call of Minister of Agriculture Hilson Baptiste for locals to

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Not Much to Smile Bout

Not much to smile aboutIt’s been a year since the United Progressive Party (UPP) was returned to office, following a close call at

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Learn From Haiti

Injured girl   photo credit: Karl SimonAnyone with a conscience must feel for the people of Haiti, especially the children, following the

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Stanford Investors have Rights Too

Stanford-investors have rightsOkay, some R Allen Stanford investors who lost loads of money after the disgraced billionaire allegedly got

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Pick Your Gloom and Doom

Gloom-and-DoomWith the start of the new year, opposition leader Lester Bird is sticking to his old message of gloom and

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Ian 'Magic' Hughes is an Antiguan Journalist.






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