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Looking Back- Going Forward

Going-forwardWith 2010 fast approaching, it’s very important that we all take a close look at our actions over the past

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Remembering the Poor

Remembering the PoorI guess with the glamour and glitter, the fancy cars and the huge homes around the country, it’s easy to

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Sinking Teeth into the Dead

SinkingI was extremely disappointed to learn that a team led by Tourism Minister John Maginley left Antigua for

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Addressing Crime

NeglectfulIf ever there was a senseless killing, it must be the stabbing death of 25-year-old Mario Anthony of Old

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Now That the Horses Have Bolted

Pulling-outWe are busy securing the stables. Wow! It’s unbelievable that with a faltering economy that Antigua &

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Stop Golfing Around

An-expensive-sportIt would be fair to say that golf is an extremely expensive sport. For decades, many were unable to take part

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Proactive Minds and Critical Thinking

Broken-economyWith Antigua & Barbuda facing many challenges, chief of which is a broken economy, officials must be

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You Bet it's Chet

It's ChetUnder General Secretary of the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association Paul “Chet” Greene and friends,

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No More Carnival

No VictoryOkay, don’t get alarmed. I don't mean the annual Antigua & Barbuda Carnival, but rather Carnival

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Cut the PM’s Power

Too much powerI have stayed away from the discussion about constitutional reform, but the time for such insight is ripe.

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Where Are We Going ?

A hugh mistakeI have been listening with great interest to the arguments of the ruling United Progressive Party and the

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UPP- Which People First

People firstIt seems like the United Progressive Party’s mantra of "people first" is selective to certain situations.

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Leadership We Can Do Without

Session-of-Parliament The time has come for members of the Lower House of Representative to recognize their responsibility to the

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The IMF Can Wait

Here I comeThere are two phrases that might best describe who we are in Antigua & Barbuda. Some may argue that these

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Be Careful with Bakka

Natural-talentsThere is no doubt that Daniel “Bakka” Bailey’s achievement over the past year is worth national

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Why Nelson Was Convicted

justice-systemSimply put, it was all about the evidence. I recognize that members of the police force are extremely unhappy

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Lessons From Bakka

Lessons from BakkaDaniel “Bakka” Bailey will return home on Sunday to a hero’s welcome, following his exceptional

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Police Acting Badly

Outside the court in Tody's caseThere is no doubt that the guilty verdict against Police Constable Kevil Nelson shook up his colleagues in

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ABS: A Tool for Politicians?

Like-a-car-without-wheelsIt was very interesting to listen to opposition leader Lester Bird complain about the lack of access to

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Time Bomb Waiting to Explode

Time bombThere is a time bomb ticking, and it's just a matter of time before it explodes in the faces of all Antiguans

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The Education Debate

Quality educationRecently, there have been some heated debates on where we, as a nation, are heading on education. This

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Derrick Unravels PM and Simon

unveilIf anyone has ever questioned whether the ruling United Progressive party is disjointed, Senator Colin

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What’s ALP’s Solution?

Lock down the countryThe threat to lock down the country is by no means a new phenomenon here in Antigua & Barbuda. The ruling

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Derrick Unravels PM and Simon (2)

unveilIf anyone has ever questioned whether the ruling United Progressive party is disjointed, Senator Colin

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People offer change not party

No ChangeWhile a third political party may seem to be a welcomed option for the development of Antigua & Barbuda,

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Blind Support Killing Antigua

Killing AntiguaDuring my quiet times, I find myself pondering the challenges we face in this blessed country of Antigua

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Why Sports Suffers

sporyThere are several reasons why sports has suffered, and continues to suffer in Antigua & Barbuda. The

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APUA’s Pig in a bag

Nobody-buy-no-pig-in-a-bagMost serious business persons know that they would not purchase something they know nothing about. An

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The UPP Will Not learn?

No comment?For all it’s worth, I am not at all beating up on the United Progressive Party (UPP) like some

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Are We Xenophobic

XenophobiaThere was a time when such a question was out of the question. Today however, it seems like everywhere we go

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Well Done Daniel “Bakka” Bailey

DanielWatching Daniel “Bakka” Bailey run in the 100 metre finals of the World Athletic Championships in Berlin

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Now the March is Over

And now what ?Am I to understand that now that the mega march organized by the Antigua Labour Party is over, the government

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Is Lester Bird credible?

shattered CredibilityUndoubtedly, former Prime Minister Lester Bird is saying all the right things as the ruling United

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Now That the Trial is Over

Straw-that-broke-the-proverbial-camel's-backWow! I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the case involving the American Six is all over. Well,

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Half Moon Bay and Govt, The Sequel

Natalia QuerardRemember the Half Moon Bay saga between the government and Natalia Querard of HMB Holdings? Well, the saga

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Ian 'Magic' Hughes

Ian 'Magic' Hughes is an Antiguan Journalist.






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