Antigua

Antigua Launching New ICT Project

 Above: St John’s Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua and Barbuda is set to launch what it is calling a “major” new information and communication technology initiative. The multimillion-dollar initiative, which is called the …

Antigua and Barbuda Unveils Monument to Sir Viv Richards

 Above: the monuments’ recent unveiling (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has officially unveiled a monument to legendary cricketer Sir Viv Richards outside the cricket ground that bears his name. The statute of Richards raising his …

Antigua Readies to Roll Out CCTV System in St John’s

 Above: St John’s, Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua and Barbuda is set to unveil a new project that will install 110 CCTV cameras and sensors in the city of St John’s. The project, …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Sir Viv Richards By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean tourism industry is only getting more competitive — so it’s no surprise that Antigua is looking to promote its tourism sector with help from one of the greatest competitors …

 Above: the Trade Winds hotel in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel bookings in Antigua reached a five-year high in January, according to data from the Antigua Hotels & Tourism Association. January bookings were up 5.4 percent over the …

 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua has modified its income tax structure, with a series of reductions, according to Finance Minister Harold Lovell. The biggest change will see the personal allowance for computing income tax increase …

 Above: the University of Technology By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua and Barbuda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Technology in Jamaica. The agreement, which was signed by UTech President Professor Errol Morrison …

 Above: Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua and Barbuda is sending a trade mission to the Dominican Republic this week. The delegation, which was sent in collaboration with the Caribbean Export Agency, includes members of …

 Above: Antigua PM Dr Baldwin Spencer By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Dr Baldwin Spencer visited flood-impacted areas in St Vincent over the weekend. The floods, which led to the deaths of eight people and another five reports …

 Above: Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has named Cherrie Osborne its new Director of Tourism for the United Kingdom and Europe market. Osborne, who began her career with the UK tourist office in …

 Above: a rendering of the new airport terminal By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda says it is planning to open the new terminal building at VC Bird Airport in September 2014. The new, modern terminal will cover a …

 Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer and Sandals Chairman Butch Stewart By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sandals Resorts International to open a Beaches resort in the country. The Beaches Long …

 Above: the ABIA’s tour in the US By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority recently concluded a three-city tour of the United States aimed at increasing investment by members of the country’s diaspora. Sascha Mercer, director …

 Above: the meeting with ALBA in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff ALBA Secretary General Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez recently visited Antigua and Barbuda. Alvarez, who was just appointed to lead the Venezuelan-led regional grouping, held talks with Antigua Prime Minister …

 Above: Antigua’s booth at World Travel Market By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda expects will see increased airlift out of the United Kingdom this season, according to Tourism Minister John Maginley. Most notably, beginning Dec. 19, Antigua will …

 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda will be receiving a $13.4 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank. The loan will help support Antigua’s efforts in the area of secondary education, as the country …

 Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer and Ren Gonping, China’s Ambassador to Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda and China have signed an agreement for the construction of a “multipurpose community centre” as part of the Gray’s Green …

 Above: the new monitoring station By the Caribbean Journal staff A new earthquake monitoring station in Antigua is almost complete, the government said this week. A team from the Trinidad-based University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad …