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Friday 17th February 2017 A n t i g u a a n d B a r b u d a

Vol.8 No.100 $2.00

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HIGHLIGHTS ANTIGUA

HISTORY WEEK

By Justin Peters

As Antigua History Week

continued yesterday, Antiguans

and Barbudans were

given the opportunity to

journey back to 20th century

and experience village life

as it was “back in the day”.

The House of Culture Parking

Lot was transformed into

a mock village.

The entire village complete

with fish pond, goat

pen, pig pen, coal kiln, houses,

garbage house, latrine

and outside bathroom was

constructed by the talented

prisoners of Her Majesty’s

Prison.

The attention to detail

was amazing with each

structure functioning as they

would have.

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Friday 17th February 2017

Prime Minister Browne in Guyana

for CARICOM Heads meeting

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Prime Minister the Hon.

Gaston Browne on Wednesday

arrived in Guyana

for the 28th Intercessional

Heads of Government

Meeting of CARICOM

which is expected to discuss

among other things,

the CARICOM Single Market

and Economy (CSME),

crime and security and correspondent

banking.

According to Prime

Minister Browne, who is accompanied

by CARICOM

Ambassador Dr. Clarence

Henry, the two-day meeting

to be held at the CARICOM

Secretariat in Liliendaal,

East Coast Demerara on

February 16 and 17, will be

very important as there are

a number of decisions that

must be made if the regional

grouping is to advance

the CSME.

He said that an update

will be given of a recently

commissioned review of the

CSME which most believe

is the way forward for economic

growth and development

of the region.

The Heads of Government

will also be briefed by

the Committee of Central

Bank Governors on how

to further address the issue

of correspondent banking.

CARICOM has mounted an

active advocacy initiative,

and has raised awareness

among the United States,

European Union, World

Bank, International Monetary

Fund and other parties

in relation to the Region’s

plight.

Correspondent banking

impacts the Region’s financial

transactions, and by extension

trade and remittance

in the CARICOM countries

affected by the pullout of

banks. The Chairman of the

Committee on Correspondent

Banking, Prime Minister

Gaston Browne, who

hosted a global stakeholder

conference last October

with relevant parties will

update heads on progress

made in this area.

Trans-border crime will

be discussed at the two-day

meeting with the drafts of

the Arrest Warrant Treaty

and Return and Sharing of

Assets examined by Heads.

The Heads of Government

will also look at how

to enhance tourism in the

region to assist in economic

growth. The areas to be discussed

include marketing,

human resource development,

strengthening linkages

in other sectors and transportation.

Another aspect of the

meeting will see the presentation

of a road map on

the way forward in developing

a regional Information

Communication Technology

(ICT) sector.

Flow Staff celebrate one-year anniversary


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The true to life representation

of everyday life for

indigenous Antiguans and

Barbudans when our main

industry was sugar cane,

gives much insight into

the level of ingenuity and

self-sufficiency that existed

when the Antigua and Barbuda

was in its infancy.

The village was complemented

with a variety of arts

and crafts created by local

craftsmen and women, as

well as local cuisine.

Minister of Culture, Honourable

E.P. Chet Greene

was excited to lift the veil

from some of the history that

seemed to have been lost in

the chasm of time.

He continues to underscore

the importance of

knowing and appreciating

the history of Antigua and

Barbuda in paving the way

for a solid future.


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Friday 17th February 2017

PM Browne gets kudos from CARICOM Leaders

Prime Minister, Hon. Gaston

Browne, who is leading Antigua and

Barbuda’s delegation to the 28th Intercessional

Meeting of Caribbean

Community (CARICOM) leaders now

underway in Guyana, has been commended

by his colleagues for his handling

of the De-risking issue.

“We congratulate you on your stewardship

and advocacy of the Caribbean

cause regarding the importance of correspondence

banking,” Chairman of

Conference, President David Granger

of Guyana told PM Browne. The sentiment

was also echoed by several other

colleague heads of government.

PM Browne, who was appointed

the lead prime minister on this particular

subject, presented a report of his

stewardship to the meeting on Thursday.

Sources close to the meeting said

PM Browne described the corresponding

bank relations or de-risking issue

as ‘one of the most significant threats

facing the region at this time’.

He reported that the CARICOM

countries adopted a unified approach

to tackling the issue and they implemented

a number of initiatives to confront

the threat.

Among the strategies, he recalled,

was a meeting in Antigua last October

that brought together a number of

stakeholders in a forum to map out a

plan of action for the region.

According to the prime minister the

meeting was attended by the governors

of regional central banks as well

as others associated with the issue.

But he noted that whilst invitations

were sent to regulators from the United

States, they stayed away from the

meeting.

PM Browne opined that their absence

may have been out of concern

that the forum would have been a

‘shame and blame’ exercise.

The prime minister also reported

that a follow-up meeting was held in

Trinidad with attendance from organisations

such as the International Monetary

Fund.

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The source said Browne

expressed the view that the

region has been successful

in getting the attention of

the global community to the

issue of de-risking including

both the IMF and the

World Bank.

Browne has also expressed

confidence that

through its efforts the Caribbean

countries have been

able to obtain a halt in further

de-risking, although

he concedes that it is still a

threat going forward.

Additionally, he noted

that both the Finance Stability

Board and the US

Comptroller of Currency

have issued guidelines to

ensure that large international

banks do not ‘willi

nilli’ introduce policies on

de-risking.

The source also reported

that the Caribbean Development

Bank will convene

a meeting in Barbados next

week with U.S, Canada and

the United Kingdom bank

representatives to discuss

what they expect from Caribbean

banks.

In his report, PM Browne

also recommended that the

region pool its resources as

it seeks ‘push-back’ on the

de-risking issue. He also announced

that the region has

received the commitment

from the European Union

(EU) to provide resources

to help strengthen CAR-

ICOM’s ‘technical capacity’

on this matter.

“We must continue to

insist on compliance; we

cannot afford any Caribbean

country to be listed as

non-compliant on global

standards,” Browne told his

colleagues.


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Friday 17th February 2017

President of the Senate calls for

legislatures to step up their game

By Joanna Paris

President of the Senate,

Alincia Williams-Grant is

urging Parliamentarians to

take their responsibility seriously

to set true examples

for the youth of Antigua

and Barbuda.

Senator Williams-Grant,

By Joanna Paris

Leader of Government

Business in the Senate and

Minister of State with responsibility

for Finance

and Corporate Governance,

Lennox Weston has announced

a unique initiative

for Antiguans and Barbudans

to invest in the development

of twin island state.

While making his opening

remarks during the

2017 Budget Debate in the

Upper House earlier this

week, Senator Weston said

the initiative is geared towards

“giving Antiguans

and Barbudans the chance

to enjoy the commanding

heights of the country”.

He said that packages

will be divided into six

bonds with individual or

groups having $5 million

US dollar bonds which can

be invested over a 10-year

period.

A call for

Antiguans and

Barbudans to invest

“The bonds can be used

for the roads, for the cark

park or they can ask for

them to be invested in eh

hotel projects like the one

at Valley Church, there is

Halcyon and Royal Antigua

as well”, he explained.

“In other words, we

are developing investment

vehicles small enough for

a group of Antiguans to

come together or individually

whether it is at 1 percent

or one and a half percent

for your fixed deposit,

invest in Antigua”, he emphasized.

He added that the government

will be providing

the opportunity for persons

to invest with a 5-6% return.

Senator Weston told

the House that more details

on this initiative will be announced

shortly following

a Cabinet meeting to further

discuss the matter.

who recently spearheaded

the launch of the President’s

10 Mentorship Programme,

geared at equipping and

empowering young female

to pursue an active career

in politics, pointed out that

the recruitment process

has been challenging because

of the perception that

young people have about

politicians and politics.

“We need to change

their perception so that we

can pursue the democracy

that we cherish from day to

day”, she stated.

She also endorsed educational

programs which

will inform the young citizens

about the importance

of the Parliament and the

role that Parliamentarians

play in the country’s decision

making process.

“This will assist the

young people in fully understanding

what Parliament

is really all about”,

she said.

As part of the Presidents

10 Mentorship Programme,

10 young ladies will be

chosen from secondary

school across the island.

They will be engaged

in a 11-month training programme

where they will

participate in a number of

self-improvement activities

while becoming familiar

with parliamentary procedures.


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Call for more support for LIAT

Prime Minister, Hon. Gaston

Browne, has called on

his Caribbean Community

(CARICOM) colleagues to

‘step up to the plate’ and to

contribute towards the continued

operations of LIAT.

Speaking at the CAR-

ICOM 28th Intercessional

Meeting in Guyana on Thursday,

PM Browne noted that

the Antigua-based regional

airline was a ‘very important

institution’ that is critical to

the integration movement.

He said LIAT must be operated

on the basis of ‘shared

benefits and shared burden’

as he urged his colleagues to

contribute to the upkeep of

the airline. “Some countries

continue to make excuses as

to why they should not share

in the burden of LIAT. Any

number of us can find excuses

as to why we do not wish to

support LIAT. However, we

have to consider that LIAT is

a very important institution to

the integration movement,”

he emphasized.

Noting that the airline is

reported to have moved one

million passengers last year,

the prime minister said LIAT

is in his view ‘the most important’

institution in the

OECS as moving people is a

critical activity. He therefore

called on his colleague heads

of government to become active

participants by contributing

financially to ensure the

viability and to maintain the

stability of the airline.

Support local farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture Lands Fisheries

and Barbuda Affairs would like to take this

opportunity to inform importers of vegetables

as well as the general public that there is currently

a surplus of cassava in the country at

this time. This supply is projected to last until

the end of April.

Sweet Potatoes are currently at levels

which can supply the weekly needs and this

supply is expected to last until June of this

year.

Pumpkins are available in sufficient quantiles

to meet current demand. As assessment

is currently being done to determine how long

this supply will last. There is currently a good

supply of tomatoes on the local market and

quantities are expected to increases significantly

over the next four weeks. The ministry

is therefore encouraging suppliers and consumers

to support the local farmers.


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Friday 17th February 2017

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by

Investment Unit continues to innovate

In light of the increased competition

from regional Citizenship by

Investment Programs (CIPs), the Antigua

and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

Unit (CIU), has upgraded its

Application Management Software to

increase its efficiency.

According to Chief Executive

Officer (CEO), Chisanga Chekwe,

the improvements being put in place

will enable the CIU to continue to

be trendsetters in providing a quality

product.

“We refuse to compete on price,”

Chekwe says. “Our focus is on quality,

efficiency, transparency and a robust

due diligence process. We offer

a superior product,” Chekwe adds.

“Our citizens carry one of the most

respected passports in the world, the

country has a high literacy rate and

many enjoy a high standard of living.”

Deputy CEO, Thomas Anthony,

echoes the same sentiments and

adds that where some countries have

recently reduced their investment

threshold in order to attract more investment,

Antigua and Barbuda will

continue to be recognized for its quality

and efficiency.

“Antigua remains number one in

the region for CIPs and number three

in the world behind Malta and Cyprus,”

Anthony says. “Despite the increased

competition, we will continue

to focus on quality.”

Anthony says reducing prices may

also attract undesirables.

“We want to attract quality investors.

We do not want to attract nefarious

characters who might threaten the

security of Antigua and Barbuda or

other countries.”

The Antigua and Barbuda Program,

Anthony says, is highly respected

internationally and has been

praised at every forum the CIU has

participated in; from brand identity to

some of the creative marketing tools

it has employed.

According to Chekwe, among

other improvements, the software

upgrade will support more efficient

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management of files, allow

for more readily available

statistics and ensure better

management of statistics

through a more effective

accounting software. Additionally,

it will facilitate

authorized secure remote

access to applications.

“Files are normally processed

within an already

efficient 60 to 90 days,”

Chekwe says. “These new

improvements will make an

even faster turnaround time

possible.”

In recent months, other

jurisdictions have made

amendments to their investment

options by lowering

their investment threshold

or extending or lowering

the ages of dependents. One

jurisdiction has chopped

its National Development

Fund contribution by half.

The Antigua and Barbuda

Citizenship by Investment

(CIP) Act was passed

in April, 2013. The Citizenship

by Investment Unit

(CIU), a creature of the legislation,

was staffed on August

26, 2013 and opened to

the public on October 10,

2013. The first application

was received in November

2013. The first citizenship

was granted in February of

2014.

Managed by a dedicated

team of professionals,

the CIU is the authority responsible

for processing all

applications submitted for

Citizenship by Investment,

issuing all Agent Licenses,

as well as approving Authorized

Representatives,

Projects and Business Investments.

The ultimate responsibility

of the Program

rests with the Office of the

Prime Minister.

Holders of the Antigua

and Barbuda passport enjoy

visa free travel to 134 countries,

including the U.K.,

Canada and the countries of

the Schengen area.

The Unit is proud to

be a Corporate Member

of the Investment Migration

Council (IMC), the

worldwide association for

the Investor Migration and

Citizenship-by-Investment

industry. The IMC sets the

standards acting as a regulator

on a global level and

interacts with other professional

associations, governments

and international

organizations in relation to

investment migration.


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Thursday’s Sudoku Solution

S U D O K U

CROSSWORD

Across

1. Flower

5. Green sauce

10. Appends

14. Got it! (2 wds.)

15. Revolutionary ____ Allen

16. Ship’s personnel

17. She, in Seville

18. Diamond substitute

20. Salmon eggs

21. Helsinki native

22. Unattached

23. Spicy dish

25. Bright red

27. Subsequently

29. Defraud

31. Surrounded by

33. Common conjunction

34. Norse tale

38. Urban air pollution

39. Swarm

41. Gator’s cousin

42. Hue

43. Before, to poets

44. Shudder

46. Bum

48. Ridiculous

49. Kind of dog

53. Hurried

55. Hawk’s weapon

56. Not there

57. Bother

60. Eliminate completely

63. Sad

64. Bullring cheers

65. Must, slangily

66. Different

67. Completed

68. Minds

69. Yule song

Down

1. Fishing spot

2. Norway’s capital

3. Choice

4. Favorable vote

5. Hazard

6. Cultural

7. Leg part

8. Basker’s desire

9. First number

10. Role player

11. Salivate excessively

12. Compact

13. Sugary

19. Bed support

21. Evergreens

24. Bushy fence

25. Export

26. Military student

27. Endure

28. Military supplies

30. Sultan’s wives

32. Yonder

34. Play part

35. Armored mammal

36. Hoodlum

37. Farm measure

40. Vocal

45. Chinese staple

46. Shade

47. “____ Woman”

49. Endured

50. Artist ____ Picasso

51. Woody or Tim

52. Din

54. Regions

56. Despise

58. Pretense

59. Boat bottom

61. Self

62. Pilfer

63. Mr. Franklin


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Today’s weather forecast

Antigua and Barbuda

Sun and a few passing clouds.

High - 80ºF

Low - 71ºF

Wind: East 8 mph

Sunrise 6.32 am; Sunset 6.10 pm

Thursday’s Crossword Solution

HOROSCOPE

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).

You’ll invite someone to engage

in a contest. This could be an official

invitation, a casual verbal

suggestion or an unspoken —

but very clearly communicated

— dare.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).

When the cards are properly and

fairly shuffled and dealt, there

is nothing anyone can do about

which ones end up in hand. With

today’s gaming mindset, you’ll

play whatever you get with

great style and results.

ARIES (March 21-April 19).

There will be such interesting

people around you now that you

will forget yourself entirely and

get lost in their lives and stories

for short stretches of time, only

to return to your own life much

richer.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20).

They’ve told you what to do, but

they didn’t tell you how to do it.

No matter — this is what you’re

best at today. What you’ll come

up with (which only seems logical

to you) will be surprising

ingenuity.

expression.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). To be

of use for the greater good is

your sincere wish. If that can

happen in a way that applies

your talents, develops your

strengths and makes you smile,

it’s a truly fantastic day.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).

Getting from place to place has

its challenges, but nothing can

revoke your ability to smile in

transit. “Happiness is not a station

you arrive at but a manner

of traveling.” — Margaret Lee

Runbeck

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).

There’s a very secure feeling

in having a little extra to buy

your favorite delights. And if

the things you do to get happy

don’t cost very much, you’ll be

rich indeed!

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).

Just as you can’t say it’s always

raining or always hot, it would

be unwise to define yourself

based on how you feel now,

tomorrow or next week. Your

moods, like weather, will pass.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21).

To learn about independence,

self-possession and the social

imperviousness necessary to

make a unique stamp on the

world, look to the cats. To learn

unwavering loyalty and the appreciation

of simple joys, look

to the dogs.

CANCER (June 22-July 22).

You know that you don’t need

to impress anyone to be loved;

nor do you have to maintain a

certain image to be accepted.

But there’s something in you

that wants to do these things

anyway. Chalk it up to personal

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.

21). Your fellow Sagittarius

Mark Twain suggested, “In his

private heart no man much respects

himself.” Do you believe

these sentiments? Though you

appear confident, you struggle

with doubt, only because you

are human.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.

19). Groups move slowly: The

bigger the group the slower they

move. When you travel alone

you’re beholden to no one.

Make a decision about whom to

align with based on when you

need to get somewhere.


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Friday 17th February 2017

All members of the Executive of the Antigua and Barbuda

Ex-Servicemen Association are reminded of the monthly

meeting, to be held on Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 5 pm,

at the Association`s Headquarters "Leah House" on Prime

Minister`s Drive. Please be on time or notify the Chairman

on 720-0058, PRO on 721-1970 or the Secretary on 723-

3452 of your apologies.

Bring along your picnic blankets and folding chairs and enjoy

a relaxing evening on the lawn watching a movie or just

mingling with a bowl of delicious hot soup at the South Zone

Planning Committee of the Anglican Church's Pre-Lenten

Water Night and Movie on Friday, February 24, 2017 from

6 pm to 9 pm at All Saints Anglican Rectory Grounds, Matthews

Road, All Saints. The contribution is only $10. Patrons

will have a choice of various types of soups. There will

be Hot Dogs, Cupcakes, Popcorn and a bounce castle. Beverages

will also be on sale. Tickets are available from Parish

Priests and members of South Zone Planning Committee.

All registered members of the Antigua Barbuda Amateur

Bodybuilding & Weightlifting Federation please take note

that Election for the post of Vice President will be held on

4th March, 2017 at the ABI Financial Building, 2nd Floor,

Redcliffe Street, St John's, Antigua at 6:00 p.m. sharp.

The fundraising post Valentines for Antigua & Barbuda Diabetes

Association is now rescheduled for Tuesday 21st February,

2017 from 4:00-6:00pm.

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE ANTIGUA AND BARBU-

DA SCOUT ASSOCIATION Notice is hereby given, in

accordance with Section IV(4)(b) of the Constitution, that

the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Antigua and

Barbuda Branch of the Scout Association will be held at

Government House (located on Independence Avenue) on

Thursday 23rd February 2017 at 5:00 p.m. All Members are

invited to attend and to be punctual. Members are reminded

that subscriptions for 2017 are now due and payable.

SNAIL NOTICE

Have you seen the Giant African Snail in your home or community?

If so, follow these 3 easy steps:

1. Put on protective gloves

2. Collect snails and place them in a secure covered container

with some salt.

3. Call the Plant Protection Unit at 462-6776 or 462-6777 for

advice on disposal

ABSSB SELF EMPLOYED NOTICE

The Social Security Board wishes to advise all self employed

persons that their declared earnings shall not be less

than the minimum wage, and are reminded that their Social

Security contributions rate remains at 10%.

VACANCIES REGISTERED at OSEC

1) RESERVATIONS AGENT

• Two years experience in a similar role

• Must be flexible

• Strong administrative/clerical experience & Computer

knowledge

• Customer Service oriented

• Great written and oral communication skills

• Experience in the tourism/hospitality industry a plus

• Must own vehicle

• Potential for growth & advancement within the company

2) CUTTER (Meat Products)

• Cutting up of frozen meats and other items using the Bandsaw

• 2 to 3 years experience

• Must have experience using the Bandsaw

• Hours on a Shift Basis – Full-time

• Salary commensurable to qualifications

3) INVENTORY CLERK

• Two years experience in a similar role

• Must be flexible

• Experience using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

a plus

• Experience with inventory/accounting computer systems

If you are currently registered at OSEC and interested in a

listed vacancy, kindly contact OSEC. If you are NOT registered

with OSEC you may call the centre for more information

on registration requirements. Our centre is located on

Old Parham Road in the Ryan’s Building, next to Antigua

Motors. OSEC telephone numbers are 5628533/34/35.

Kindly note that the DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICA-

TIONS is Friday 17th February, 2017

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ABCA 2017 season

to kick off in days

By Marver Woodley

As one games finishes another has begun, the Antigua and

Barbuda Cricket Association will bowl off its 2017 season later

this month. The announcement was made by President of the

Association Leon Rodney who noted that the games will kick

off at Ball Beach in Liberta on the 25th and 26th of February.

The season will open with the organizations well known 9’s

tournament at the same venue. Following the tournament, the

next competition will be a break to facilitate the West Indies

who will be touring.

Rodney also hinted that the Association may have day and

night matches during the Super 40 segment, to pick up the past

on the competition which had a late start this year.

Winning teams will be treated to a $2,000 cash prize and the

President has urged the general public to come out and support

the tournament as it will be action packed. The Liberta Blackhawks

were the winners of all of the segments during the 2016

season and will be back to defend their crown.

VACANCY

Senior Manager

A well-established financial institution is seeking

to recruit a Senior Manager.

The Position/Job Profile

The successful candidate will be expected to

manage credit risk and total client relationships.

The candidate will be responsible to

lead the team of the collections department.

Essential Skills and Experience

Candidates must have at minimum a first degree

in Finance, Accounting or related discipline

from a recognized institution. A minimum

of 6 years experience in a financial

institution with management experience being

no less than 3 years. Technical competencies

in Microsoft products and the ability to use a

loan program. The candidate is also required to

have a good understanding of financial statements,

proven experience in collections and

credit analysis skills.

The successful candidate will possess excellent

written and verbal communication skills.

Strong negotiation skills. Excellent interpersonal

skills, the ability to work well with

a team, good work ethic strong integrity and

confidential.

Applications inclusive of Resume can be sent

to

Vacancy: Senior Manager

The General Manager

PO Box 703

St Johns

Antigua W I

Or email Financialinstituionanu@yahoo.com


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Friday 17th February 2017

Date for ABFA elections announced

By Marver Woodley

The Antigua and Barbuda

Football Association

after weeks of teasing has

announced its date for elections.

As this year, has been

dubbed the year of election

the ABFA will host its elections

for the executive committee

on the 13th of May.

The revelation was made

on Wednesday night during

the body’s Congress on

Wednesday night by the Association’s

President, Everton

Gonsalves. According to

Gonsalves in keeping with

the constitution the voting

process will come again four

years after.

So far two prominent figures

have public announced

their willingness to challenge

the current president

By Marver Woodley

As the games come to a close, plans are

already on the way to implement guidelines

to limit the number of overseas players allowed

for the next 2017/2018 games.

The Antigua and Barbuda Football Association

made the announcement during a

Congress held on Wednesday to create a new

arm to monitor the use of overseas based

players.

for the position. President of

Tryum FC, Keithroy Black

and President of the Potters

Tigers FC, Joel Rayne have

made their campaigns for

the position be known.

Meanwhile the current

President will be back on the

ballots to be reelected for his

third year in a row.

New limits to be made on nonnational

players being utilized

It was announced that a Technical Committee

comprised of 3-5 persons will be established

sometime next month to monitor

the quota system for non-national players.

During the early start of this season numerous

clubs in particular the Liberta Football

Club along with football enthusiasts

argued that too many non-national players

were being utilized during the local games,

thus taking away from locally based players.


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Ottos Coolers remain undefeated

By Carlena Knight

Ottos Coolers remain undefeated in

division 3 of the Antigua Barbuda Basketball

Association League as they defeated

another undefeated team, F and G

Trading Cuties Ovals Ojays 3, 60-49 on

Wednesday night at the Cage formally

known as Ovals basketball court.

The Cage was electrified as both

stands were packed with supporters for

Coolers and Ojays. The highly anticipated

matchup saw Coolers take an early advantage

of the home team in the first half.

It was in the third quarter however

that Ovals came alive and cut the deficit

to a one point lead going into the final

quarter. Javon Simon was an unstoppable

force for Coolers as he pushed his team

over the hump in the fourth to pick up the

victory. Simon ended the match with 15

points, 16 rebounds and 5 steals but the

leading scorer however was the Spanish

sensation, Maikol Florian who had 18

points and 8 rebounds.

Teammates, Adriel Ramirez and

Alexis Jackson grabbed 17 and 10 rebounds

respectively.

Michael Barton of Ovals 3 had 13

points and 14 rebounds while Delornje

Jules had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Cairon

Davis chipped in with 8 points, 14

rebounds and 4 blocks in a losing effort.

In the other match up that night, Old

Road Daggers trumped Police Vertex,

77-59. Kevin Cornwall had 29 points

and Ezekiel Francois 23 points and 20

rebounds for the victors.

Stefan Smith and Tash Harris also of

Daggers had 7 and 6 assists.

Dale Gore of Vertex had 24 points

while Alfred Telemaque, Eugene Remo

and Roosevelt Browne had 8 points respectively.

Division 2 action also took

place that night, this time up at the JSC

Sports complex.

F and G Trading Cuties Ovals Ojays 2

By Marver Woodley

Sandals INET IMOBILE

Grenades will continue their

pursuit of the runners up position

in the Antigua and Barbuda

Football Association

Premier Division later today.

The games which were

previously scheduled for Saturday

have been brought forward

to Friday to facilitate

the Regional Super 5 Cricket

competition being held here.

As such, the Grenades will

face the Liberta Football Club

who are facing demotion back

to the First Division after a

dismal run in the top competition.

The second game will

be between Ace Trucking &

Heavy Duty Equipment Glanvilles

who are also facing demotion

for ending their run in

the Division at the bottom of

the 10 team standings, they

will face Fitzroy’s Rewinding

Pigotts Bullets who like

a phoenix rose from the ashes

will hopefully end their run in

6th.

Another team fighting for

the runners up position is Cool

& Smooth-AC Delco Glenn’s

Pet Paradise Hoppers who

will go head to head will winners

Asot’s Arcade Parham

during the final game of the

day on Saturday in hopes of

walking away with their heads

held high. Ahead of the show

down Harney Motors Tryum

will face Sugar Ridge SAP.

SAP who are currently in the

red will play for survival as

they are one point behind of

their competitors.

Following that clash, Cool

& Smooth Empire Verses

followed in the footsteps of their younger

team as they were also defeated by Antigua

Home and Office Depot Rebels,

52-48. Gabriel Perez had 18 points and

6 rebounds while Curtis Daniel, Tindal

Telemaque and Toriano Matthew all

grabbed 18, 10 and 6 rebounds to pick up

their second straight win.

Percy Adams and Kevorn Cornwall

had 11 points for Ojays 2 with assistance

from Troy Robertson with 9 points.

Global Hawks edged out Flyers 2,

62-61 in the feature match up. Buel Henry

led his team with 22 points and 8 rebounds

with assistance from Kamalie

Swift with 12 points and 12 rebounds and

C. Goodman with 10 points and 4 assists.

Flyers 2’s Mico Scotland had 14

points and 8 rebounds. He was assisted

by Kellony Tonge with 12 points and

Shaquille Kelly with 11 points and 9 rebounds.

Nickon McGregor also of Flyers

grabbed 13 rebounds in a losing effort.

ABFA Premier Division comes to a close

Flow Old Road who will one

end their run this season in the

safe on as they also sit one behind

of the other.

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Friday 17th February 2017

Callaloo Cay Donates US$5,000

to Old Road Sports Clubs

The provision of equipment,

refreshments, uniforms,

and continued development

of the community’s

youth are the areas that have

been identified to benefit

from Callaloo Cay’s most

recent donation to sports

clubs in Old Road.

On Thursday morning,

managers and players of

the Old Road football club

and the Callaloo Cay Young

Lions, gathered at the Old

Road football field to receive

the donations from Callaloo

Cay Senior Vice President

of Business Development

Dawood Shah.

Chesley Browne, manager

of the Old Road FC

accepted the USD$3500 donation

on behalf of the team.

He says the team has been

able to maintain a stellar record

due in part to the contribution

of corporate sponsors

like Callaloo Cay.

He says the funds received

will go a long way

towards ensuring that the

members are able to focus

on improvement. “We are

about youth development

and to be very honest, we are

happy to have Callaloo Cay

on board. It’s a great feeling

for us, it’s something we really

appreciate and hope will

continue.” Browne added

that he looks forward to seeing

the continued development

of the community with

the contributions of Callaloo

Cay. For the last four years,

the Old Road FC has maintained

a position within the

top four teams on island

and have won back to back

championships.

Ruby Williams, Secretary

of the Callaloo Cay Young

Lions received a USD$1500

donation on behalf of the

team and also expressed

her gratitude. She says the

funds will be an integral part

of ensuring that the team is

able to keep abreast of all

team related and management

expenses.

Speaking of his company’s

rationale for these sponsorships,

Shah says “these

donations are in line with

our commitment to the Old

Road community and especially

to youth development.

It is one of the principles

carried through all of our initiatives

and it is one we intend

to maintain as we move

towards breaking ground on

the first phase of our development.


In November 2015, Callaloo

Cay contributed a

combined USD$10,000.00

to both teams. In May 2016,

they also handed over a refurbished

sporting complex

consisting tennis, basketball

and netball courts in Old

Road.

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