Update on this problem. Over Xmas and New Year not much happened, I made a few enquiries were I could, and because of this, it became obvious it was going to be an impossible task to sort this out in Antigua. I managed to get the required documents from the Police allowing me to fly, then I booked a return flight back home. I arrived home last Tuesday 4th Jan. and immediately began to make enquiries about passport replacement etc. Wednesday saw all documents needed filled in and an interview booked for Thursday afternoon at the Liverpool Passport 'IPS' office in Old Hall Street. I must say they were brilliant, and told me to return next day at 10:00am to pick up my new passport! which I did. So dear friends the first hurdle is sorted and I am continuing with the rest. Watch this space.