Caribbean Times 3rd Issue - Wednesday 22nd February 2017


Caribbean Times 3rd Issue - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

By Everton Barnes

The people managing

the Citizenship by Investment

Programme (CIP) have

launched an aggressive initiative

aimed at improving the

image of the programme.

Citizenship by Investment

Unit (CIU) invited members

of the media to a press luncheon

on Tuesday where the

underlying theme was that the

CIP is more than the selling of

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passport, a view held by many

nationals and residents.

Chief Executive Officer of

the CIU, Chisanga Chekwe

made the point emphatically

when he stated that the Citizenship

by Investment Programme

is not about selling


“The idea is not to go

out in the market and find as

many people as possible to

acquire citizenship for a competitive

fee. Not everyone

can be deserving of Antiguan

and Barbudan citizenship.

Not everyone is eligible for

the privilege of Antiguan and

Barbudan citizenship,” he explained.

The CIU CEO noted that

under the legislation eligibility

for citizenship is not determined

by wealth; for while

there is a minimum requirement

in the three areas recognized

by the law, an applicant’s

net worth is not a factor

when the application is being

reviewed. “Thus, an investor

of outstanding character with

a net worth of $1,000,000

may be successful under the

Overhauling the image of CIP

law while an investor with a

doubtful reputation and a net

worth $10,000,000, may not,”

he further explained.

Chekwe also listed five areas

for which a person may be

ineligible to attain citizenship;

these include submitting false

information and if the applicant

has a criminal record for

committing certain crimes.

The CIU official noted that

the CIP programme brings in

much needed revenues for the

country and due to the growing

competition from similar

programmes in the region

and internationally, there have

been suggestions that Antigua

and Barbuda should lower its

investment threshold as well

as loosen its robust due diligence


However, according to

Chekwe adopting there suggestions

would be a mistake.

“We absolutely refuse to

cheapen our superior product

(if I can call it that) by competing

on price. We equally

reject the notion that our robust

due diligence process is

anything to be ashamed of.

On the contrary, this is a comparative

advantage that we

should trumpet at every opportunity.

We should be clear

that our programme seeks the

very best of investors and citizens,”

he advised.

Deputy CEO, Thomas

Anthony joined in distancing

the programme from merely

as the selling of passports

and revenues for the country

noting that the CIP has significant

values far beyond the

investment into Antigua and


“Citizenship by Investment

programs ought not

to be viewed solely from a

country revenue perspective.

These programs affect real

people, real families lives in

profound ways. We in Antigua

and Barbuda take our mobility

for granted. Decisions

to travel to more 130 countries

can be made on the spur

of the moment.

“For millions of families

around the globe, for the single

reason of the accident of

their country of birth, their

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ability to explore planet earth

is severely hampered,” he


Anthony noted that the

CIP due diligence protocol is

quite extensive and that this

has earned Antigua and Barbuda

top three ranking internationally,

and number one in

the region. He noted that the

ban placed on some countries

has less to do with nationalities

and more to do with the

inability to conduct proper

checks on individuals from

those countries.

He said each application

goes through a rigorous due

diligence check and that only

when this is completed and

an applicant is deemed to be

worthy is a recommendation

made for approval.

On the issue of due diligence,

head of the ONDCP,

Lt Col. Edward Croft said he

considers this activity as the

most important process in the

programme. “Due diligence

measures in consideration of a

candidate for citizenship covers

practically everything,” he


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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

CARICOM should not fear Cuba

By Everton Barnes

The countries of the

Caribbean Community

(CARICOM) need not fear

the improving relations between

Cuba and the United

States and the anticipated

‘opening up’ of the Spanish-speaking

countries to

international free trade.

The assurances came

from the head of the Centre

for International Economic

Research’s Department

of Caribbean Studies at

the University of Havana,

Professor Marlen Sanchez

The New Winthropes

Primary School held their

71st Anniversary Thanksgiving

Service today at the

New Winthropes Seven Day

Adventist Church under the

theme: Celebrating God's



The professor, who

spoke with Caribbean

Times during her stop-over

visit to Antigua, said the

Cuban government is aware

that many Caribbean countries

are worried about the

process of normalization

now underway between

Washington and Havana.

She noted that there is

the belief that Cuba will

abandon the Caribbean return

to its previous close

ties with the U.S should the

economic blockade be lifted.

However, she said that

not the view of the authorities

in Havana and that’s

why Cuba is undertaking a

diversification of its investment


“There is a concern that

Caribbean countries are

worried about what is going

to happen with the potential

deviation of trade

and finance should Cuba

become another competitor

and they don’t have the capacity

to compete. I don’t

think that is true!” she declared.

She acknowledged that

there will be some changes

if Cuba establishes relations

with the U.S, but that

in the short term nothing

will change dramatically.

“In the short term nothing

is going to happen! Because

Cuba has too many

structural problems now

and it will not be able to

assimilate properly a huge

influx of investments,” she


For example, she noted

that Cuba cannot now take

an influx of tourists by air

or by sea as it does not have

the infrastructure to accommodate

the cruise ships and

that its airports are in dire

need of upgrading.

“We are now trying to

have investments in airports

to take advantage of

the expected influx, but it

will take time,” she stated.

Additionally, she disclosed

the country’s finance

system also needs

overhauling to make proper

provisions for currency exchange.

She cautioned that while

normalization will bring

much benefits, Cuba has a

myriad of domestic issues,

particularly infrastructure,

that need to be readied if

the island is to take full advantage

of improving relations

with the US.

“Cuba needs time to organize

inside Cuba so the

impact is not going to be

short-term,” she declared.

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Minister Benjamin represents

Antigua at ILO meeting in Jamaica

By Joanna Paris

Attorney General and Minister of

Labour, the Hon. Steadroy “Cutie”

Benjamin is in Jamaica, representing

Antigua and Barbuda at the 10th

International Labour Organization

(ILO) Meeting of Caribbean Labour


The event is taking place under

the theme “Realizing Decent Work

under the 2030 Agenda”.

The 10th ILO Meeting of Caribbean

Ministers of Labour has four main


It will review progress being made

by the countries and the region since

the last Meeting of Caribbean Ministers

of Labour in 2015 in promoting

sustained, inclusive and sustainable

development with productive employment

and decent work in line

with Goal 8 of the SDGs.

Participants will also consider the

Future of Work Initiative; this is an

important part of the ILO’s Centenary


A discussion of the main challenges

and opportunities necessary to advance

towards a better future of work

in the Caribbean is also high on the


The forum also aims to determine

the mix of policies needed to promote

growth that is fair, inclusive and sustainable

and to explore how the Decent

Work Agenda can be effectively

integrated in the national articulations

of the 2030 Sustainable Development


The meeting will aim to identify

and share good practices that can be

replicated in addressing the challenges

above, and to assess how the ILO

can strengthen its support to member

States and the region in developing


The high-level meeting will conclude

on Friday.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Antigua and Barbuda hosts Caribbean Country

and Sub-Regional Managers meeting

By Joanna Paris

High level representatives

of eth Pan American

Health Organization

(PAHO)/World Health Organization

(WHO) are currently

on island participating

in the annual Caribbean

Country and Sub-regional


The week-long meeting

is taking place at the Verandah

Resort and Spa.

According to the Director

of PAHO, Dr, Carissa

Etienne, the participants

will be engaged in discussions

on technical matters

and managerial initiatives

geared towards the further

advancement of the health

care system in the region.

She commended the

government of Antigua and

Barbuda and the Minister

of Health, the Hon. Molwyn

Joseph for the unique

transformation of health

care in the twin island nation.

She noted that the

achievements that have taken

place in less than three

years cannot go unnoticed.

She also gave kudos

to the Ministry for the development

of the National

Strategic Plan for Health


Minister of Health, the

Hon. Molwyn Joseph, delivered

a riveting key note

address, which outlined the

country’s accomplishments

and current challenges being


He thanked the health

organization for its assistance

in a number of areas

and spoke to the establishment

of a Planning Unit

within the Ministry.

“Let me take the opportunity

to thank PAHO

for the assistance given

last year through Mr. Carl

Browne, for the development

of Antigua and Barbuda’s

National Strategic

Plan for Health 2016-2020.

We are well on our way

to establishing a Planning

Unit within the Ministry.

This unit will be primarily

responsible for the

implementation of the Strategic

Plan and providing

Ministry of Health recommits

to fighting NCD’s

By Joanna Paris

As the twin island state intensifies its

fight against Non Communicable Diseases

(NCD’s), the Ministry of Health will

be developing strategies to deal with the

associated risk factors to include physical

inactivity, high fat diets and alcohol and

tobacco use.

In this regard, the Minister of Health,

the Hon. Molwyn Joseph has indicated

that a Wellness Committee in the Ministry

of Health will be developed, with Dr.

Leslie Walwyn, being designated as its


“I am pleased to announce that Dr.

Leslie Walwyn, Past President of the Antigua

and Barbuda Medical Association

has been appointed Chairperson of the

Commission. We will shortly be inviting

members of the various civil and business

associations to a meeting to consider the

implementation of the Commission and

their future participatory roles”, he said

at a forum on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Health will continue

its partnership with said civil society

organisations, such as the Rotary and

Lions Clubs, The Renal Society and the

Diabetes Association in a joint effort to

control the spread of NCDs by screening

for breast cancer, kidney disease and diabetes.

the data and information

for evidence based policy

making”, he expressed.

He emphasized that the

government is committed

to universal health care and

universal health coverage

for its citizens and residents.

“We recognise that our

Medical Benefits Scheme

provides the ideal foundation

for the establishment

of National Health

Insurance in Antigua and

Barbuda and we will utilize

your officer’s technical

expertise in this area

as we move forward. As

we follow through with

the implementation of our

National Strategic Plan,

the government of Antigua

and Barbuda will continue

to play special attention to

non-communicable diseases

as we face those challenges.

We also look for

opportunities to expand the

health care services to our

citizens and residents”, he


He wished the participants

success in their deliberations.

Today, the Cabinet

of Antigua and Barbuda

will meet with the Director

of PAHO and other senior

officials on global and regional

health issues including

the fight against NCDs,

Universal Health Access,

Health in All Policies, Anti-Microbial


and Climate Change.

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Systemic Technology Integration

Training Series 2017

By Makŏ Williams

The Rotary Club of Antigua

and the Bellevue Breakfast

Club of Seattle began a

partnership with The Ministry

of Education nine years


Their mission was to

bring computers to primary

schools in Antigua and

Barbuda faithfully each

year. In 2015 The Rotary’s

technology initiative

sharply evolved to include a

technology training component

for the Primary School

ClassroomTeachers within

targeted Zones.

The Rotary’s goal is to

both equip the schools with

the digital tools and the educators

with the requisite

training required for classroom


iLabGlobal, a local technology

integration company,

came onboard to

advance the initiative by

adding a professional development

training for teachers,

principals and education

administrators called,

“The Systemic Technology

Integration Training Series”


The goal of the STITS

is to create a scalable technology

ecosystem, develop

a common technical culture

among educators and facilitate

a professional learning

network (PLN).

STITS, is a unique training

model that specifically

facilitates understanding

around the concept of collaboration,


and the use of ‘best-practice’

methods. The training series

is underpinned by cognitive

learning theories to ensure

the delivery of a guaranteed

and cohesive curriculum.

The learning outcomes,

which are embedded

throughout the training, are

mapped to a specific set of

deliverables expected from

the principals, teachers and

education administrator.

This approach adds a

layer accountability, creates

an opportunity to for the

participants to demonstrate

their newly acquired skills

and provides a reliable tool

for measurement; required

by the Rotary to track the

success of the initiative.

The STITS 2017 training

further clarifies what actions

must be performed by each

educational stakeholder,

policy maker and administrator

in order to build a

thriving educational technology


This approach to capacity

building creates shared

leadership and accountability

among the members and,

if widely instituted, will

transform the educational

system in Antigua and

Barbuda. Education is the

cornerstone of social and

economic change, we must

invest in it.

The training emphasizes

the use of the Understanding

by Design (UbD), a

backward design approach

to build curriculum. The

Teacher learns to map learning

outcomes to specific

performance tasks which

will enable the collection of

a broad portfolio for student


The various performance

based assessments allow

students to demonstrate

their depth of understanding

of the key concepts.

Teachers are taught to

design easily comprehensible

technology integrated

lessons, starting with the

‘endpoint’ in mind. This approach

addresses the needs

of multiple learning styles

and emphasizes problem

solving, critical thinking,

and 21st century learning.

The training started on

January 23, 2017, with a

principal’s training module,

followed by the teacher

training modules.

STITS will continue

through March 2017 with

an extended period for monitoring,

field-visits, and refresher

workshops that will

extend through to the start

of the 2017-2018 school


iLabGlobal designs technology

integration training

that supports deep penetration

of key skills, to ensure

the sustainability of a vibrant

educational technology


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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

The Governor General hosts

UWI Alumni Antigua Chapter

Chancellor of the University of the

West Indies (UWI), Sir George Alleyne

was the keynote speaker at a UWI

Alumni Antigua Chapter event hosted

by the Governor General of Antigua

and Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams on

February 18, 2017.

The interactive session, which was

billed ‘ An Hour with the Chancellor’

was a very special occasion for all

gathered since it was the final official

visit for Sir George in his capacity as

Chancellor which is expected to come

to an end this academic year.

In his welcome remarks to the gathering,

the Governor General described

Sir George as his former teacher, mentor

and friend added that he exemplified

the true spirit of UWI or the ‘Pelican

Pride’ as earlier defined by the Chair of

the proceedings, UWI Open Campus

Head, Mr. Ian Benn.

Sir Rodney Williams also pointed

out that universities across the globe

Alumni at An Hour With the Chancellor

require the support of alumni to assist

in offsetting rising financial costs as

well as the requirement to maintain a

high quality of educational service content

and delivery, implementation of

modern technology and the provision

Governor General Presenting Token to UWI Chancellor on his final tour of territories Hour

with the Chancellor cont’d on pg 9

of suitable teaching and learning environments,

all within a highly competitive


It was for this reason, the Governor

General added, that all UWI Alumni

including those in Antigua and Barbuda

should support, financially and

otherwise, the 68 year old entity which

is considered as an important regional


The UWI Chancellor in his address,

spoke of the importance of alumni

providing support for the institution

through the UWI Global Giving Week

initiative which is held annually in the

first week of August.

Sir George also called on Alumni

to further enhance the university experience

by mentoring current UWI

students, maintaining contact with the

institution through electronic and other

means, supporting alumni chapter

events, promoting the university to

family and friends, presenting proposals

to the administration for improved

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Rotary Clubs in Antigua celebrate 112th anniversary

of Rotary and World Peace & Understanding Day

The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown

(RCAS), Rotary Club of Antigua

(RCA) and Rotaract Club of Antigua

recently marked 112 years of

the founding of Rotary and celebrated

World Peace & Understanding Day at

a church service at the Spring Gardens

Moravian Church.

RCAS President, Herald Rolland

spoke on behalf of the clubs at the

service and thanked Reverend Denise

Smith-Lewis-Manse and the members

of the church for their warm welcome.

“Peace and understanding are such

important ideals of Rotary that there

are even Rotary Centres for International

Studies in peace and conflict resolution”,

said RCAS President, Herald


“Here in Antigua, we as Rotarians

are helping to facilitate peace through

our many service projects which benefits

our community and the world.”

The celebrations continued with

a fellowship brunch with members.

Assistant Governor (AG), Corina Edwards-Sealy

was in attendance at the

event and spoke briefly on the relevance

of peace and understanding in

Police are currently conducting

investigations into

the discovery of a male body

which was found dead on

Members of Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown, Rotary Club of Antigua and Rotaract Club

of Antigua.

today’s world.

“Peace and Understanding; these

two words could not be more relevant

today – And as we fellowship we should

reflect on how fortunate we are and

appreciate some of life’s simple pleasures,

many of which we take for granted”,

said AG Corina Edwards-Sealy.

“The Caribbean could not be more

representative and harmonious of

creed, race and color. Let us continue

to teach our children tolerance and understanding;

they are our future.”

Lower All Saints Road Tuesday

morning. The discovery

was made around 5:30 am

by a passer-by, who saw the

body lying on the ground in

the vicinity of the Industrial

Workshop for the Blind

and informed the police. He

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operations and being excellent role models

through the quality of service provided in

their various portfolios.

In his closing remarks, the Chancellor

shared that his journey in his present portfolio

was a fulfilling one which he would

always treasure and that his most enjoyable

experiences was one of personally congratulating

over 70 thousand UWI graduates with

a handshake over his 13 years of service as

the head of UWI.

The Hour with the Chancellor ended

with acknowledgements from the President

of the UWI Alumni Antigua Chapter, Ms.

Julie-Ann Laudat and opportunities for the

alumni present to interact with the Chancellor

on a personal level.

Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary

and its ideals of community service and

volunteerism quickly spread around

the world. By its 25th anniversary, Rotary

had more than 150,000 members

in 3,349 clubs in 62 countries on six

continents. Today Rotary’s 1.2 million

members incorporate technology, progressive

membership strategies and

hands-on projects to make their volunteer

efforts more effective, while maintaining

a century-long commitment to

excellence in community service.

Police probe discovery of dead body

was found in a pool of blood

with in what appeared to be

a laceration to his neck. The

Medical District Doctor later

arrived on the scene and pronounced

him dead.

Meantime, the Police are

appealing to anyone with

information surrounding

this incident to contact the

nearest police station or the

Criminal Investigations Department

at 462-3913\14.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017


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


Applications inclusive of Resume can be sent


Vacancy: Senior Manager

The General Manager

PO Box 703

St Johns

Antigua W I

Or email

Leave people’s

business and

mind your own

By Mrs. Jacqueline Wetherill

Leave people’s business and mind your own,

Who live in glass house don’t throw stones;

Many times you don’t know if the thing is true,

But you spread it like wild fire and cause havoc


Leave people’s business and mind your own;

Stop playing so conniving, devious, and cut


You will laugh and chat up with your friend

Then back- talk them, from how they look, to

how they smell.

Leave people’s business and mind you own;

What they wear is not your business;

What they cook is not your business;

How their house looks is not your business.

Some people are so caught up minding people’s


Wait, you forget there is somebody who also has

your business;

So keep on minding people’s business, and don’t

fix your business.

Remember, people’s business is not your business.

Let me tell you how to conduct your business:

Your business is not my business, and I don’t

care to know your business;

If I mind your business, then I will become like

you, minding people’s business.

So leave people’s business alone and mind your

own business.

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Tuesday’s Sudoku Solution




1. Island east of Java

5. Bay of Naples isle

10. Minor falling out

14. Dire sign

15. ‘’Stormy Weather’’ songwriter

16. Strategem meant to fool

17. Frank Sinatra song

19. School fit for a prince

20. Virgo’s neighbor

21. Rubber-stamp

22. Puts up, as a skyscraper

24. Start of many exclamations

from Robin

25. Thin soup

26. Unperturbed

29. Lower jawbone

32. Bad kind of wave

33. Encl. for a reply

34. Home of the Fighting Christians,

until 1999

35. FBI worker

36. Simple songs

39. Earthquake relief, e.g.

40. Scottish lake

42. Lets touch them

43. Word processing shortcut

45. They don’t believe

47. Pen pal?

48. Dry riverbeds

49. Make reservations

50. ‘’___ 17’’

52. Etiquette authority

53. Sotheby’s stock

56. ‘’Mr. Hulot’s Holiday’’ director

57. One looking for a free ride?

60. Last word of the Bible

61. Cease-fire

62. It moves stars

63. Titanic’s downfall

64. Certain Winter Olympian

65. Kind of sweater


1. Cereal serving

2. Girlfriend, in Paris

3. Apollo’s mother

4. Ltd., in the states

5. Sound from the henhouse

6. Orderly grouping

7. It’s staged!

8. Gridiron official, briefly

9. Prisoner of war, e.g.

10. Term of endearment

11. Dark as can be

12. Words after ‘’Thanks’’

13. Counting intervals, sometimes

18. Laughed scornfully

23. It may be spared

24. It may be cured or glazed

25. Grounds

26. Famous opera house (with


27. Rye fungus

28. What something may be as

dull as

29. Dillon and Biondi

30. It rises in the Massif Central

31. Home of the Ewoks

33. Keeps, in print

37. Moments of clarity

38. Word used in razor ads

41. Getting better

44. Biblical transport

46. Crete’s highest mountain

47. More luxurious

49. Italian bowling game

50. Use a knife or fork

51. Broken to the saddle

52. Spitter’s sound

53. Analogous

54. Do-fa bridge

55. Word with fox or turkey

58. Perturb

59. Kind

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Today’s weather forecast

Antigua and Barbuda

Generally sunny despite a few

afternoon clouds.

High - 80ºF

Low - 70ºF

Wind: North West 5 mph

Sunrise 6.29 am; Sunset 6.11 pm

Tuesday’s Crossword Solution


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).

It’s a day to read and learn. Social

topics, in particular, will be

lucky to know about. They’ll

also be as exciting to read up

on as any fiction, because this

learning paves the way to new


ARIES (March 21-April 19).

Not only is it natural to feel

defensive around people who

have a history of socking you

when you’re not expecting it:

It’s advisable. Likely this has

to do with the soft jabs of a

loved one. Arms up; protect

your head; duck and cover.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20).

There’s a point at which too

much conversation clouds the

meaning of things instead of

making it clearer. While some

seem committed to talking

things to death, you jump in

and fix it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21).

It takes a confident person to

risk being misunderstood and

maybe that’s partly why you’ll

do it. Plus, you’ll learn more

from people who are dissimilar

to you than from people with

whom you have a great deal in


CANCER (June 22-July 22).

When things get a little more

colorful and dramatic than is

comfortable, be grateful for

it. Were you to be limited to a

very confined and unvarying

society, you would be quickly

bored to tears.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Discipline

is just not something

you easily come up with on

your own right now. Enlist the

help of a coach, a champion or

a supportive friend. Not only

will you get results; you’ll feel

loved in the process.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).

Before you get into the mix, remind

yourself of your purpose.

While you’re at it, revel for a

few minutes in what you’re all

about. Because if you’re not

sure of this, someone will come

along and fill in the blanks for


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).

Your big dream of the day may

not be anything too spectacular;

rather, it’s a small personal

accomplishment or meaningful

exchange that drives you to

work deliberately and connect

warmly with others today.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).

Don’t be surprised if, when

you sit down to make a positive

plan of action, negativity

comes first. Work through the

grievances. Once you give

them airtime, they’ll go away.


21). Fun-loving people are

the best when fun is chief on

the agenda. What about when

it’s not? If their love of fun is

stronger than their love of doing

the job at hand, trust your

instincts and get the right person

for the job.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.

19). You’re an artist. This

doesn’t always present itself

in the way some people think

about creativity, but there are

so many ways to turn life into

a beautiful experience. That’s

what you’ll chase today.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.

18). Sameness leads to staleness.

Seek variety and diversity.

It takes an effort to mix

things up, and you’ll probably

meet with resistance from

those more fearful than you.

Do it anyway. Everyone will

be better for it.

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Event: Breakfast Forum

Date: Thursday 26th January, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Venue: Grand Royal Antigua

Speaker: Dr. Didacus Jules, Director General of OECS

Topic: “The Survival of the OCES and Developing

Countries in a Global Economy” to include: 1The effects of

Cuba on the OCES, and 2The de-risking of correspondent

banking services in the OECS and the wider Caribbean by

U.S. Correspondent Banks.

Price: E$150.00

Please contact the Federation’s Secretariat at (268) 462-0247

to register.

Specially invited guest: The Hon. Prime Minister of Antigua

& Barbuda or his Designate from the Ministry of Finance.

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.


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.

All Saints Anglican Church Mothers Unions invites everyone

to its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Sale on February

28, 2017 from 3-6pm at the parish hall of All Saints Anglican

Church at the All Saints. The variety of pancakes includes

Dumps Pancakes, Sweet Potato Fritters, Vegetable

Pancakes, Pumpkin Fritters, Plantain Fritters and Sweet Potatoes

& Carrot Fritters. Pancake diiners will also be on sale.

VACANCIES at OSEC (effective February 20, 2017)


Two years experience in similar role


2 years experience in a similar role


Two years experience

Must be flexible


Two years experience in a similar role

Must be flexible

Strong administrative/clerical experience & Computer


Customer Service oriented

Great written and oral communication skills

Experience in the tourism/hospitality industry a plus

Must own vehicle

Potential for growth and advancement within the company


2-3 years experience


2-3 years experience

Must have experience using the bandsaw

Must be flexible

Salary commensurable to qualifications

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.


February, 2017.

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.

Do you want to improve your posing techniques? The ABA-

BWF invites all athletes & prospective athletes to a posing

workshop on Saturday 25th February 2017 from 12-4pm at the

Xtreme Health & Fitness Gym. For more details contact us at

268 7640102/7285909.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017


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Braves devastate Ovals

with buzzer beater

By Carlena Knight

Hands Up Foundation

Baldwin Braves devastated

defending champions, F

and G Trading Cuties Ovals

Ojays, defeating them 71-70

with a three-point bomber

in the dying seconds of the


Lennox ‘Termite’ McCoy

earned another nickname as

Clutch as he scored the game

winning basket for Braves

giving the champs their second

straight loss for the season.

McCoy ended the game

with 15 points and 9 rebounds

but it was Xavier ‘Xman’ Meade

who led the team with 26


Teammate, Vivian ‘Boast’

Destin grabbed 12 rebounds

and had 6 assists.

Marlon ‘Buju’ Charles of

Ovals had 29 points and 10 rebounds

while Neville Martin

had 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Flyers Basketball also

picked up a huge victory

against LJ Northside Stingerz,

88-79 giving them their first

loss for the season.

cont’d on pg 15


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Wednesday 22nd February 2017 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g 15

Afghanistan lose 5 for 5 to mess up 130 chase

HARARE - Harare Sports Club. Afghanistan

are cantering towards a target

of 130. They need 16 runs more, off 24

overs, with five wickets in hand, to win a

third successive ODI series against Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe have never defended

so low a total in one-day internationals.

The match is in the bag, right? Enter

seamer Chris Mpofu. Add some handy

work from wicketkeeper Peter Moor, vital

spin support from Sean Williams, and

rash batting from Afghanistan’s middle

and lower order, and what you have is

an unbelievable three-run win for Zimbabwe.

There was no hint of the drama to

come when Mpofu began the 27th over

and new batsman Mohammad Nabi dispatched

the first ball over long-off for six.

He took a single next ball, and the wellset

Samiullah Shenwari was back on

strike. Afghanistan needed nine. Shenwari

went after a short, wide one, and under-edged;

the ball was dying on keeper

Moor, but he dived forward and held on.

By Carlena Knight

Liberta Primary continue

to make their presence known

in the Cool and Smooth Inter-School

Basketball league.

Liberta who competes in

cont’d from pg 14

Despite a 23 point, 7 rebound and 5 assists

effort from Chaz Samuel and a 22 point and 10

rebound effort from Coy Quinland, Stingerz

could not put away the Orange men.

Flyers managed to push the game into

overtime and gained some much-needed momentum

to pull off the win.

Led by Keroi ‘Dragon’ Lee with 26 points

and 12 rebounds the Orange men salvaged a

much-needed win as they keep their sights set

on the playoffs.

Steven Matthew also of Flyers had 19 points

and 6 rebounds while teammates, Adonis

Humphreys and Kenya Achom chipped in

The very next ball, new man Najibullah

Zadran’s shot selection was suspect - he

tried to pull a short one from outside off -

and top edged. Moor held on again.

Six needed off 23 overs, three wickets

in hand. Left-arm spinner Williams,

bowling his fifth over, tossed it up on

middle and Nabi missed the cut. Bowled.

Williams sent down a maiden. The first

ball of the next over, the Mpofu-Moor

pairing was at it again. This time it was

a short ball angling down leg, which

Rashid Khan edged to be caught behind.

Another wicket maiden and it was back

to Williams. No. 10 Amir Hamza managed

to get two off the first ball, Graeme

Cremer misfielding amid all the tension.

He kept out the next one, but could not

hold himself back off the third ball; a big

swing at a delivery tossed up on off ended

in the hands of Richard Ngarava at point.

Zimbabwe had won by three runs, keeping

the series alive. To complete their first

ever ODI series victory against a spirited

Afghanistan side, they will have to win

the Mini-Boys Primary division

cemented their status at

the top of the table with a 3-record

after defeating Defending

champions, Green Bay

Primary, 16-5 on Monday

afternoon at the JSC Sports

complex. Talique Merrick

was the leading scorer with 10

points with assistance from D.

Meade with 4 points to seal

another victory.

both with 10 points but with Humphreys grabbing

18 rebounds.

Mahijah Davis had 14 points, 14 rebounds

and 5 assists while Felix Hamilton contributed

12 points in a losing effort.

Meanwhile just 24 hours prior, Ottos Full

Throttle edged out Freetown Travellers, 52-51.

Akeem Davis led his team with 11 points

with assistance from Kavari Francis with 11

points and 8 rebounds and Kwame Payne also

with 11 points.

Morlon ‘Little’ Davis had 26 points and 7

rebounds while Teon Joseph chipped in with

9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in a losing


the next two games too, on February 24

and 26.

Zimbabwe seemed to have little

chance of staying in the series after their

batting failed. The only contribution of

note came from Tarisai Musakanda, who

scored 60 out of their total of 129. Only

one other batsmen - Malcolm Waller,

who finished unbeaten on 36 - made it

past 10 as the home side imploded in 32.4

overs. Much of the damage was done by

the medium pace of Gulbadin Naib and

the legspin of Rashid Khan, who must

have still been in a happy daze from his

success at the IPL auction. He was also

on a hat-trick at one point in this match.

When the players broke for lunch,

Afghanistan were comfortable at 63 for

3 in 13 overs with captain Asghar Stanikzai

and Shenwari at the crease. Newball

bowler Tendai Chatara got Stanikzai

soon after the interval, though - another

catch to keeper Moor - helping Zimbabwe

take a step towards one of the most

stunning comebacks. (ESPNcricinfo)

Liberta Primary reign supreme in School Basketball

Liberta are presently tied

with Combine team for first


N. Monford of Green Bay

Primary had 4 points.

In the other Mini-boys

Primary match up, Old Road

Primary edged out Parham

Primary, 6-4.

Keon Jackson had 4 points

for Old Road while J. Hodge

and J. James had 2 points respectively

for Parham.

Princess Margaret trumped

Clare Hall Secondary, 23-18

in the Junior Boys division.

Deandrea Elien was the

leading scorer with 17 points

while for Clare Hall, Omar

Whyte had 10 points and

Adrian Cornelius chipped in

with 9 points.

16 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Kieran Powell back in WI squad

Opening batsman Kieran

Powell, who last played

an international game in

June 2014, has been recalled

to the West Indies side for

the upcoming three-match

ODI series against England,

which starts from March 3.

Powell’s inclusion follows

the batsman’s prolific run in

West Indies’ domestic List

A competition, the Regional

Super50, where he emerged

as the highest run-getter,

scoring three centuries and

two fifties.

The squad does not feature

left-arm spinner Sulieman

Benn, wicketkeeper-batsman

Johnson Charles

and offspinner Sunil Narine,

who were part of the team in

West Indies’ previous ODI

assignment, the tri-series

against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe

in Zimbabwe.

Alzarri Joseph, who was

first picked and later withdrawn

from the tri-series,

has also found a place in the


If he takes the field on

March 3, Kieran Powell will

play his first match in the format

after nearly three years,

having played England in his

previous ODI appearance in

March 2014. Powell played

only one more international

match - a Test against New

Zealand in June that year -

before he was dropped from

the squad.

The batsman took a

self-imposed break from the

game, and in January 2015,

issued a statement saying

At one stage of the recent Regional Super50 competition, Kieran Powell had scores of 105, 135, 52,

106 and 80 in successive games.

that mixed signals from West

Indies cricket authorities had

left him “deflated and confused”

as he attempted to return

to international cricket.

This resulted in his decision

to step away from the game

for some time and in January

2016, he tried his hand at

baseball, without much success.

He finally made a return

to first-class cricket in March

2016, featuring for Leeward

Islands in the Regional

4-day tournament. Between

his exclusion from West Indies

sides and his return for

Leeward Islands, Powell

played four first-class matches

- for Tamil Union Cricket

and Athletic Club in Sri

Lanka’s first-class Premier

League Tournament in February-March


While he played only two

matches in last season’s Regional

4-day, he has had a

longer run with the team in

the 2016-17 domestic season,

and has enjoyed better

returns. Until December

- when the first half of the

first-class tournament concluded

- Powell had scored

264 runs with two fifties in

five matches. In the Regional

Super50 competition that

followed, his tally of 513

runs from nine matches at an

average of 64.12 propelled

Leeward into the semi-finals,

where they lost to Barbados.

At one stage, Powell had five

successive fifty-plus scores,

raking up 105, 135, 52, 106

and 80.

The squad also does not

feature allrounder Marlon

Samuels, who was cleared to

bowl in international cricket

by the ICC last week. Samuels

last played an ODI in October

last year before being

dropped from the squad for

the tri-series in Zimbabwe.

The 15-man squad will

have a training camp in Antigua

this week, with the

team’s new coach Stuart Law.

The board also announced

the WICB President’s XI

team,which will play a practice

match against England

on February 27 in St Kitts.

The first two ODIs will be

played in Antigua on March

3 and 5, followed by the final

match in Barbados on March


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