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Strong Start For Antigua Tourism in 2014

April 21, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

Strong Start For Antigua Tourism in 2014

Above: Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda's tourism sector is off to a strong start so far in 2014, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Tourist arrival numbers in January and February were up 9.4 percent compared to the same period in 2013, according to the CTO data. That was the strongest start of any CARICOM more...

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A History of Antigua, Through the Lens

April 18, 2014 | 9:08 am | 0 Comment

A History of Antigua, Through the Lens

Above: the photography exhibition in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibit takes a look at the history of Antigua through a group of photographs. The project, which is the brainchild of photographer Timothy Payne, is a partnership between Antigua's Ministry of Telecommunications, Science and Technology and the Antigua and Barbuda Museum of more...

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Antigua Hotels Report Best First Quarter Since 2007

April 11, 2014 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

Antigua Hotels Report Best First Quarter Since 2007

Above: the Cocos hotel in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda's hotel sector is reporting its best first quarter since 2007, according to the Antigua Hotel and Tourist Association. Overall, Antigua's hotel occupancy is up 1.4 percent for the year compared to the same period in 2013, something AHTA Chairman Andrew Hedley said "really more...

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Antigua Completes Construction of New National Library

April 10, 2014 | 8:03 pm | 0 Comment

Antigua Completes Construction of New National Library

Above: the new National Library in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has completed construction on the country's new national public library. The completion of the project comes four decades after the country's public library was damaged by an earthquake. The 20,000-square-foot project on Hails Prominard Road succeeds a temporary more...

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Antigua and Barbuda and Brazil Sign Agreement on Security

April 3, 2014 | 12:08 pm | 0 Comment

Antigua and Barbuda and Brazil Sign Agreement on Security

Above: Antigua and Barbuda National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort in Brazil (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda and Brazil have signed a framework agreement in the field of defence and security, the government announced Thursday. The deal was signed by Antigua National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort during a four-day official visit more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: St James’s Club in Antigua

March 30, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Photo of the Week: St James’s Club in Antigua

The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Quaartarone, who sent in this snapshot from the St James's Club resort in Antigua. Do you have a great Caribbean photo? Send it to [email protected] with "CPOTW" in the subject line. It just might be the next Caribbean Photo of the Week! — more...

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Beaches Antigua Targeting Construction Launch in Spring 2015

March 25, 2014 | 6:03 pm | 0 Comment

Beaches Antigua Targeting Construction Launch in Spring 2015

Above: the Grand Pineapple in Antigua By Alexander Britell The planned Beaches resort in Antigua is planning to launch construction between the months of April and May 2015, according to Sandals Resorts International Chairman Gordon "Butch" Stewart. The project, which will be located on Long Bay, was first announced by Stewart in December 2013. It will entail the more...

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Antigua and Barbuda Looking to Boost Green Businesses

March 25, 2014 | 12:27 pm | 0 Comment

Antigua and Barbuda Looking to Boost Green Businesses

Above: solar panels By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority is looking to encourage "green" businesses to capitalize on a new batch of available funding. The World-Bank-funded Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre is offering as much as $50,000 to CARICOM entrepreneurs for green-focused businesses in areas like solar energy, more...

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New Terminal at Antigua’s VC Bird Airport “70 Percent” Complete

March 21, 2014 | 3:30 pm | 0 Comment

New Terminal at Antigua’s VC Bird Airport “70 Percent” Complete

Above: construction work at VC Bird International Airport in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff The new airport terminal at Antigua's VC Bird International Airport more than 70 percent finished, the government announced this week. The project, which covers a total of 23,000 square metres of space, is on track for completion in September 2014. The terminal more...

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Shaggy to Headline Concert at Antigua Sailing Week

March 17, 2014 | 11:30 am | 0 Comment

Shaggy to Headline Concert at Antigua Sailing Week

Above: Antigua Sailing Week By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican music star Shaggy will headline a concert during Antigua Sailing Week, organizers announced. Shaggy will be joined by Antigua native Tian Winter at the show, which will be sponsored by Antigua's English Harbour Rum. Shaggy is a Grammy Award winner and four-time Grammy nominee. "We wanted to more...

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