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            [post_content] => Antigua and Barbuda will be allowing Dominican students who were visiting the twin-island nation over the Summer holiday to continue their education in public schools. The announcement which came from Education Minister, Michael Browne, was ensued upon hearing that his counterpart, Petter Saint Jean, will be pushing back the opening day of the school year as a result of a preliminary assessment of 75 schools after Tropical Storm Erika's passage.

After leaving the island devastated with just over two dozen dead, other missing, and hundreds more displaced, several of the schools are being used as housing by citizens that were affected by the storm. It was said in a statement by Browne that school-aged Dominican students whose educational institutions remained closed would be assigned to public schools with available space, until the end of the first term in December. That is, for students who were vacationing in the country during the passage of the storm and arrived no earlier than three months before Erika struck. Authorities also ask that the host families of those students provide assurance that they will continue to support them.

The education minister requests that principals and teachers report to school this week to assist with the clean-up process in the meantime when schools remain closed in Dominica.

 
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Dominican Students Allowed To Attend School In Antigua As Storm Forces Delay In Start Of Term

September 4, 2015
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Antigua and Barbuda will be allowing Dominican students who were visiting the twin-island nation over the Summer holiday to continue their education in public schools. The announce...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Yesterday, over 300 nationals from around the region and internationally with "residency gaps" became citizens of Antigua and Barbuda. As promised, Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his administration overlooked this once they paid all the relevant fees. A person qualifies for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship after lawfully residing in the country for at least seven years.

During the campaign leading up to last year’s general election, the Antigua Labour Party had promised to “correct the injustice facilitated by the United Progressive Party administration which deemed those having gaps within their residency period of not being eligible to become citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, even after living and making meaningful contributions to Antigua and Barbuda for over seven years and beyond”.

The Gaston Browne administration introduced a citizenship amnesty legislation (Immigration and passport (Amendment) Act 2015) to facilitate the granting of citizenship to those affected. The legislation stipulated that non-nationals who, for whatever reason, had obtained gaps in their time could pay outstanding fees, making them eligible for citizenship.
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Antigua Citizenship Awarded To Hundreds With "Residency Gaps" As Promised By PM

September 3, 2015
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Yesterday, over 300 nationals from around the region and internationally with "residency gaps" became citizens of Antigua and Barbuda. As promised, Prime Minister Gaston Browne and...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Recently, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Bahamian man for smuggling approximately 2.4 pounds of cocaine into the country. According to reports, the man attempted to hide the contraband by taping them to his ankles and in his luggage. The man, whose name was not disclosed, was arriving at Port Everglades on a cruise ferry from his homeland.

CBP officers share that the man was suspected during inspection when they noticed he was nervously moving items around in his luggage. In a reaction, they question him and inspected his bag. On inspecting his luggage, they discovered two brick-shaped packages containing a white, powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.

The officers also went ahead to pat down the man, the officers discovered additional packages of cocaine taped to his ankles. The amount of cocaine seized totalled to 2.4 pounds. All evidence, which includes the cocaine, were turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Port Everglades port director Jorge Roig said the seizure was another excellent example of CBP officers’ expertise and vigilance in preventing dangerous drugs from entering the US.

According to CBP, a typical day involves welcoming nearly one million visitors, screening more than 67,000 cargo containers, arresting more than 1,100 individuals and seizing nearly six tonnes of illicit drugs.
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Bahamian Man Seized For Smuggling 2.4lbs Of Cocaine By US Customs

September 2, 2015
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Recently, US Customs andBorder Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Bahamian man for smuggling approximately 2.4 pounds of cocaine into the country. According to reports, the man a...Continue reading