Antigua

Antigua Swears In New Prime Minister

 Above: New Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s new Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, was officially sworn in on Friday. Browne as joined at the ceremony by his wife, Maria Browne. Also …

Antigua: Opposition Antigua Labour Party Wins Election

 Above: incoming Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne By Alexander Britell The Opposition Antigua Labour Party has won the country’s general election, according to preliminary election results. In a national address early Friday morning, outgoing Prime Minister Dr Baldwin …

Antigua Heads to the Polls

 Above: Antigua’s Parliament (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda heads to the polls Thursday as the country readies to choose its next government. Prime Minister Dr Baldwin Spencer’s United Progressive Party faces off in Thursday’s general …

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 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff An Organization of American States Electoral Observation Mission arrived in St John’s, Antigua on Monday ahead of the country’s national elections on Thursday. The delegation, which was led by Chief of …

 Above: Antigua (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel demand for Antigua grew by more than 45 percent in the first quarter of 2014, according to a new report from Expedia. Demand was measured as garnered by Expedia …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader JenJen Teague Henry, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of the view of Falmouth Harbour on the island of Antigua. Do you have a great Caribbean Photo? Sent it to news@caribjournal.com …

 Above: the harbour in St John’s, Antigua (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s government has announced plans to undertake a “complete overhaul” of the Port of St John’s, the government announced Tuesday. Plans have already …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean regional air carrier LIAT is undertaking a “wide-ranging review of its commercial activities,” the company said in a release this week. The purpose of the review is to enhance the …

 Above: security officers in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is readying for a major security exercise beginning on May 31, the government said Monday. The “Trade Winds” exercise, which will last through June 10. The country …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 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 news@caribjournal.com with “CPOTW” …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …