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Antigua: Senate passes bill to green-light sale of superyacht

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By Carlena Knight (Antigua Observer) Debate began in the first official sitting of the Upper House on Monday regarding the sale of the Russian superyacht Alfa Nero.

An amendment to the Port Authority Act seeks to strengthen the government’s legal standing as it prepares to auction the vessel which was left languishing in Falmouth Harbour for more than a year.

Auctioning the 296-foot boat has been at the forefront of the government’s mind for weeks, with the expectation that, upon passage of the amendment in the Senate, details of the auction will be published in both local and international newspapers.

In her first dialogue since returning to the Upper House, Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Samantha Marshall called on her colleagues to not make this decision an emotional one, but one that focuses on the imminent threat to the security of the socio-economic structure of the country.

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