Press Releases

  • PRESS RELEASE The Hon. Asot A. Michael, MP for St. Peter’s Constituency 26th October, 2017 I have been shown a copy of the article printed in the Observer and later repeated in a broadcast by Martina Johnson on Observer News, on 25th October 2017. The article and broadcast both began with statement that “The National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK did not ...
  • Press Release from London London: I have been informed of the Press Release issued from the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday, 23rd October 2017, and of his decision to relieve me of my Ministerial responsibilities. I have also seen articles in the press in Antigua referring to the Prime Minister’s announcement and speculating as to what has taken place. I regard ...
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TO RECEIVE A RECORD BREAKING 900,000 CRUISE PASSENGERS BY YEAR END 2017 Twin-Island nation of Antigua and Barbuda benefits from recent investment in cruise facilities as assurance of port readiness leads to a bumper year for cruise tourism. St. John’s, Antigua: Following a series of vital meetings with its major cruise line partners last week, Antigua and Barbuda was successful in reassuring its cruise line partners of the readiness ...
  • CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE BRINGS RELIEF TO BARBUDA St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: A week after cruise passengers and crew of the Carnival ‘Fascination’ received a warm and festive welcome by the Government and the People of Antigua and Barbuda, Carnival Cruise Line’s ‘Fascination’ has returned to the port of St. John’s, fulfilling a commitment made to Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, The Hon. Asot ...
  • Tourism Minister Congratulates Prime Ministers Browne and Skerrit on UNGA Presentations Antigua and Barbuda : Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy Minister the Honourable Asot A. Michael has commended Dominica’s Prime Minister the Hon. Rosevelt Skerrit and Prime Minister Gaston Browne for their direct and incisive statements at the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York. “It is my hope that Prime Minister Skerrit’s call for the world ...
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA IS THE CARIBBEAN’S MOST ROMANTIC DESTINATION St. John’s, Antigua: Antigua and Barbuda has been awarded the ‘Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination’ as released by the World Travel Awards.  The destination has now won the award for a third consecutive year in a row. The winners of the World Travel Awards are voted for by tourism professionals around the world, and the award recognizes the ...
  • GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ALONG WITH TOURISM MINSTER AND THE MICHAEL FAMILY PLEDGES OVER EC$1M TOWARDS DOMINICA RECOVERY St. John’s, Antigua – Dominica’s Prime Minister The Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit travelled to Antigua today on an invitation from Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne to address first hand Dominicans living in Antigua and also to use the offices of the Prime Minister to make contact with the outside world and to ...
  • Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the United Arab Emirates Sign Green Barbuda Energy Project The governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement aimed at enabling Barbuda’s transition to green energy. The agreement, was signed today by the Honorable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy. The project will see the installation of a modern 800kw hybrid solar photovoltaic battery system. ...
  • CARICOM Delegation tours hurricane devastated islands – Organising Donor Conference (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday completed a tour of hurricane devastated islands and have indicated that arrangements are being made  to convene an international  Donors Conference to mobilise the ‘significant resources’ required for the recovery effort. The touring CARICOM Delegation included  ...
  • PM and Tourism Minister and their families give EC$640,000 for Barbuda relief and rebuilding St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: In extraordinary gestures of generosity, Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Tourism and Energy Minister Asot Michael today pledged and delivered EC$640,000.00 (Six hundred and forty thousand Eastern Caribbean dollars) for the Barbuda relief and rebuilding Fund. Prime Minister Browne made his pledge of EC$100,000.00 (One hundred thousand Eastern Caribbean Dollars) on ...
  • Minister Michael Blasts the UPP for deeply wounding the interest of the residents of Barbuda. St. John’s Antigua; Minister of Parliament for the constituency of St. Peter in Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Asot Michael today (Mon) blasted the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) for “deeply wounding the interest of the residents of Barbuda by ignoring the Constitution and illegally passing the Barbuda Land Act of 2007”. During his contribution to ...
  • The Hon. Asot A. Michael makes a call for the creation of a Sustainable Development Plan for Barbuda St. John’s Antigua; The Hon. Asot A. Michael Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy for Antigua and Barbuda has issued a call for the creation of a Sustainable Development Plan for Antigua’s sister island Barbuda. The call was made during the Minister’s contribution to today’s (Mon) special sitting of Parliament geared towards the ratification ...
  • Minister Michael leads Barbuda relief effort by example St. John’s, Antigua, WI (September 11, 2017). As life in Antigua returns to normal following hurricane Irma, the country’s relief effort to rebuild the sister island of Barbuda has shifted into high gear with all hands on deck. In the first meeting of Parliament post Hurricane Irma, Prime Minister Gaston Browne gave a detailed assessment of the damage inflicted ...
  • Minister Michael Speech on The Ceremony Marking Handover of WIOC Fuel Tanks Today is a good day and represents yet another landmark achievement for WIOC and for Antigua and Barbuda. It is a clear truism that a Government that prioritises its people is a good Government. When this ABLP administration robustly pursued attaining the ownership of WIOC, after the dilly-dallying and failures of the previous UPP administration, some persons ...
  • THE CARIBBEAN’S GREATEST SUMMER FESTIVAL CELEBRATES MAJOR 60TH ANNIVERSARY August 10, 2017 (St. John’s, Antigua) – Antigua and Barbuda’s  milestone 60th Anniversary of carnival was celebrated with thousands of residents and visitors experiencing the excitement of Antigua’s Carnival, The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival (www.antiguacarnival.com). The major carnival celebrations ran from July 28th to August 8th 2017, under the theme, “CELEBRATE GREATNESS” and showcased the pageantry, mas, music and revelry, providing a unique ...
  • Tourism is the lifeblood of our nation   Mr. Speaker, It is with confidence that I say to the Members of this Honourable House, Citizens and Residents of Antigua and Barbuda that the Government in seeking to amend the Investment Authority Act of 2017 is seeking to protect the interests of the people of Antigua and Barbuda, which is of paramount importance. The Government deserves ...
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SIGN AGREEMENT WITH AIRBNB Antigua and Barbuda Sees 53% growth in Airbnb Guest Arrivals, Helping Boost Local Economy NEW YORK, NY (July 26, 2017) – The Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and Airbnb have signed an agreement to help drive diversified and sustainable tourism to the islands and begin dialogue about a framework for ...
  • Twin Island Destination Takes Over Hamptons for the Weekend Through Various Events NEW YORK, NY (July 24, 2017) – Antigua and Barbuda brought ‘English Harbour to Sag Harbor,’ in the Hamptons over the course of the weekend through various events to ultimately raise visibility of the twin island nation to this influential community, and inspire many to visit. The weekend began with a successful evening with the ...
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CONNECT WITH HAMPTON ELITE NEW YORK, NY (July 23, 2017) – Antigua and Barbuda hosted an evening with the Hampton elite to establish connections with the influencers and celebrities, and raise awareness of Antigua and Barbuda in this lucrative community in New York on July 21st at leading restaurant, The Palm. The event was held to share the dynamic vision of ...
  • Hon. Asot Michael Interview in WLNG 92.1FM Long Island, New York Hon. Asot Michael Interview in WLNG 92.1FM Long Island, New York