Newspapers in Antigua and Barbuda
The spread of newspapers in Antigua and Barbuda is relatively limited. The
Daily Observer is the only daily newspaper, and has an edition of about 6,000
copies. About the same size is the weekly opposition newspaper The Outlet, body
of the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement. Freedom of the press is
Radio and TV are mainly operated by the state-owned company Antigua and
Barbuda Broadcasting Service (ABS, founded in 1956). Private radio is also
present, and TV channels from mainly the United States are transmitted via
satellite and cable. There are 543 radio and 443 TV sets per 1,000 residents
Author Jamaica Kincaid (born 1949) hails from
Antigua but she has been living in the United States for
17 years. Among other things, she has portrayed her
upbringing on Antigua and her arrival in the United
Several of Kincaid's books have been translated into
Swedish, such as the short story collection On the
bottom of the river and the novel My mother - an
autobiography (which is not an autobiography and is
about a woman without children).
Latest population statistics of Antigua and Barbuda, including religious profiles and major languages spoken as well as population growth rates in next three decades.
The range of newspapers is limited. Important
ones are the independent daily newspaper Daily Observer
and The Worker's Voice, which is published twice a week.
Press freedom is usually respected.
In the media, different views are reflected,
including criticism of those in power. However, several
privately owned media have ties to political parties and
are not independent in their reporting. According to the
Freedom House, it appears that journalists are harassed
and subjected to physical attacks by unknown
perpetrators who disobey their guard.
In addition to state radio and television, there are
some advertising-funded channels and a radio station run
by a church community (Baptists). The islanders can also
watch cable TV from the USA via the channel CTV
Antigua is one of the most densely mobile countries
in the region and two out of three residents used the
internet in 2016.
FACTS - MASS MEDIA
Percentage of the population using the
76 percent (2017)
Number of mobile subscriptions per 100