- Summit of the Americas
April 20, 2009 -- Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer is returning from Trinidad buoyed and hopeful that the country’s financial services sector will be looked upon more favourably by the United States. PM Spencer reported that Antigua and Barbuda and the other members of Caricom made a strong case against the hard line stance taken by America against their offshore sector, frowned upon as providing tax havens for US citizens trying to avoid paying their due to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
April 17, 2009 -- Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Dr. Chelston Brathwaite, will lead a five-man delegation to the Fifth Summit of the Americas being held in Trinidad and Tobago from Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April19.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, April 15 – LIAT, the Caribbean Airline, announced Wednesday that while it will be operating its normal scheduled services to/from Trinidad & Tobago during the period of the 5th Summit of the Americas, passengers could experience delays due to elevated security levels in that country especially on the three summit days.