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Antigua, China Agree on $32.6 Million Assistance Package

August 28, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Antigua, China Agree on $32.6 Million Assistance Package

Above: Antigua PM Gaston Browne in China (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda and China have agreed on a $32.6 million assistance package, Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced. According to Browne, who is currently on an official visit to China, said he had negotiated the deal following a "frank and detailed discussion" with more...

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Antigua Prime Minister Visits China

August 25, 2014 | 5:33 pm | 0 Comment

Antigua Prime Minister Visits China

Above: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne arrived in China Monday for an official visit to the country. In a statement, the government said Browne would be in the country for five days, with a meeting with China Premier Li Keqiang on the agenda. The government said the two ides more...

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New Hotel, Airport Terminal, Golf Course, Planned For Barbuda

August 18, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

New Hotel, Airport Terminal, Golf Course, Planned For Barbuda

Above: Barbuda By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda's government says it has big plans for the island of Barbuda. New Governor General Dr Rodney Williams said in his Throne Speech last week that the government had high hopes for the island, with tourims a major prong of that push. First, the government said it plans to make the island into a port more...

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Antigua’s Hermitage Bay to Add New Beachfront Suites

August 13, 2014 | 12:21 pm | 0 Comment

Antigua’s Hermitage Bay to Add New Beachfront Suites

Above: the Hermitage Bay resort in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua's Hermitage Bay resort is expanding with two new beachfront suites, the property announced this week. The new suites will increase the property's total number of freestanding suites to 27. Hermitage Bay currently has five beachfront suites, "not nearly enough to keep up with the more...

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Antigua Prime Minister Visits Italy

August 11, 2014 | 11:43 am | 0 Comment

Antigua Prime Minister Visits Italy

Above: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne departed the country this weekend for an investment trip to Italy. Browne, who was joined by Tourism Minister Asot Michael, will pitch investors on "sustainable projects in Antigua and Barbuda," according to a government statement. Browne will be more...

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New Governor-General For Antigua

August 10, 2014 | 11:13 pm | 0 Comment

New Governor-General For Antigua

Above: Antigua's Parliament (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda will soon have a new Governor-General. Current Governor-General Dame Louise Lake-Tack will demit office on Aug. 13, as agreed upon with the country's new government. Lake-Tack, who served in the role since her appointment in 2007, was the country's first female Governor more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Antigua’s Secret Islet

August 10, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Antigua’s Secret Islet

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Stephanie Baumeister in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, who sent in this snapshot of Great Bird Island near Antigua. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next Caribbean Photo of the more...

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Antigua Sees Rise in Tourism Arrivals

August 8, 2014 | 5:48 pm | 0 Comment

Antigua Sees Rise in Tourism Arrivals

Above: Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda had a very strong first half of 2014 in the tourism sector, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The twin-island state received 138,317 stopover visitors in the first six of months of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013. That represented a 6.9 percent increase in more...

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Brazilian Officials Visit Antigua

July 25, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

Brazilian Officials Visit Antigua

Above: Brazilian military officials in Antigua (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation of military officials from Brazil visited Antigua and Barbuda this week. The seven-member delegation came after a series of pledges by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne's recent visit to Brazil, the government more...

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UAE Investor Signs Agreement For $120 Million Hotel Project in Antigua

July 22, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

UAE Investor Signs Agreement For $120 Million Hotel Project in Antigua

Above: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne has signed a memorandum of agreement with Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi on a $120 million hotel project, the government announced. The agreement with the United Arab Emirates-based investor was signed on more...

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