The next Council elections will be held in Barbuda on March 27th 2019. Calsey Joseph, Freeston Thomas, Jacqui Frank and Sharima Myer are the four candidates for BPM. With Hesketh Daniel, Kelcina Burton-George, Relton Lynch and Arthur Nibbs are candidates for the Antigua Labour Party (ABLP). Asha Frank, Robbie Burton and Emrick John will not be running for Council again and there are four seats available.
'The head of the electricity division within the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) has cited several challenges plaguing the reconnection of electricity on Barbuda, but has given the assurance that the process is being handled in an efficient manner...'
Well, it doesn't appear to be the case if you LIVE in Barbuda. Eighteen months of this. Are they kidding? To re-connect 600 homes? I for one am still waiting for my current to be connected - to posts that didn't even fall down in Hurricane Irma!
So far, I have spent more than $60 ec every two days on gas for a generator that I can only afford to have on for four hours a day. Over two years that will be nearly $22,000 ec, Mr Mathias..And guess who all that money will have gone to? The Honourable Mr Trevor Walker MP who owns the gas station.
Member of Parliament for Barbuda, Trevor Walker, raised his concern with the government after he was informed verbally by the Ministry of Finance that Barbudans did not qualify for backpay and has demanded a written explanation.
Telling the world about Barbuda - the two Tourism Department representatives from Barbuda, Asha Frank and Anreka Geness, are in London at the international travel trade show - the World Travel Market. Click on the links to see our new brochure and the video.
Barbuda voted resoundngly in favour of keeping the Privy Council in the referendum held today. The result in Barbuda was a resounding 336 No to Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and 106 Yes. In Antigua the result was even more of a disappointment for Gaston Browne, whose style of leadership is clearly now in question. .
BARBUDANS TO GO TO COURT TO FIGHT FOR THEIR LAND
Three Barbudans, Trevor Walker, Wayde Burton and Mackenzie Frank have ﬁled a claim in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on the18th October 2018 challenging two pieces of legislation passed by the government of Prime Minister Gaston Browne in 2018, which overturn the century- old practice of communal land ownership and negate the independence of the Barbuda Council in the exercise of its duties, powers and functions as enshrined in the Barbuda Local Government Act of 1976.
The three, along with the Barbuda Council, are seeking to have the court declare that
(1) all lands in Barbuda continue to be vested in the governor general on behalf of the people of Barbuda
(2) that the lands in Barbuda are owned in common by the people of Barbuda
(3) The Crown Lands Regulation Amendment Act 2018 which purports to repeal the Barbuda Land Act 2007 violates sections of the Constitution of Antigua and Barbuda.
The claimants also want government to recognize and protect the functions, powers and duties of the Barbuda Council as set out in the Barbuda Local Government Act 1976, and that the Cabinet should refrain from giving directions - general or speciﬁc - as to the policy the Council should exercise under the same Act. The claim ﬁled against the Attorney general points out that the Barbuda Council was given extensive powers to govern Barbuda by the Barbuda Local Government Act Cap 44 in 1976, and derives its power from Section 123 of the Constitution, having its genesis at the Antigua Independence Conference at Lancaster House, England in 1981.
The Barbudans are represented by John Macdonald QC,Justin Simon QC, and Sylvester Carrott.