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TROPICAL ADVENTURES SCHEDULE
August 28th 2015
Tropical Adventures
Mystic, Island Safari and Excellence tours for August 28 - September 8, 2015.
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SAILORS FOR THE SEA OFFER STIPENDS
August 28th 2015
Caribbean Sailing Association
Sailors for the Sea will extend its sponsorship of the CSA for another year.
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ANTIGUA OPENS NEW AIRPORT AND WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK
August 28th 2015
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See all the Events, Specials and News this week and into next week in our weekly newsletter.
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TICCHIO ITALIAN FOOD AND WINE
August 28th 2015
Ticchio Italian Food and Wine
Will be open on Monday, 31st August - Wednesday, 2nd September until 6:00 pm.
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DIGICEL - NBA JUMP START CLINIC COACH
August 28th 2015
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Bob MacKinnon has more than 30 years of coaching and scouting experience.
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FOR RENT: VILLA SUNSET
August 28th 2015
Lush Locations
Luxurious 3-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom villa within the prestigious Sugar Ridge Resort. For Rent from US$4,095 per week.
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FOR SALE: VILLA 332F
August 28th 2015
Luxury Locations Antigua
Delightful two-bedroom villa located alongside the golf course in Jolly Harbour. Sale price reduce to US$185,000.
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SOTTOVENTO TO CLOSE FOR RENOVATIONS
August 26th 2015
Sottovento Restaurant
Sottovento Restaurant and Bar will be closed on September 1 - December 5, 2015 for renovations.
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LE BISTRO CLOSING ON AUGUST 29
August 26th 2015
Le Bistro Restaurant
Le Bistro Restaurant is closing for the season on August 29 and is scheduled to reopen on October 1, 2015.
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NEW FITNESS CLASSES AT SUGAR RIDGE
August 25th 2015
Sugar Ridge Hotel
Beginning 1 September, the gym will offer fitness classes, including yoga and high-intensity workouts, 5 days a week.
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JULES MITCHELL FINISHES 9TH IN CANADIAN EVENTS
August 25th 2015
Antigua's Yachting Insider Newsletter
Antigua's Jules Mitchell recently participated in two world class sailing events in Canada.
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ENGLISH HARBOUR POLICE STATION REOPENS
August 25th 2015
Antigua's Yachting Insider Newsletter
The English Harbour Police Station reopened last week following an extensive upgrade.
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JOB VACANCIES AT CARLISLE BAY RESORT
August 25th 2015
Carlisle Bay Hotel & Blue Spa
General Manager - submission date: Friday, 28th August. Executive Chef, Secretary and Guest Assistant wanted, apply by September 4, 2015.
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PAELLA PARTIES CATERING AVAILABLE
August 25th 2015
Mad Mongoose
Private or custom Paella Parties. Choose seafood or chicken in an authentic 6 foot Paella pan. Small or large groups welcome.
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ANA’S SEASONAL CLOSING
August 25th 2015
Ana's On the Beach
Ana's will be closing on August 31 and re-opens on October 1st. Don't miss the last summer Beachtastic Sunday with DJ'S Miks and Virus on August 30.
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AL PORTO CLOSING 28TH AUGUST
August 25th 2015
Al Porto
Al Porto hosts their season Closing Party this Friday night with Asher Otto and Itchyfeet. Enjoy a meal before they close.
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JOIN SWALINGS AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES PROGRAM
August 24th 2015
Swalings Antigua
Swalings is now offering an After School Activity Program from Mondays to Fridays at 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA OPENS MODERN STATE OF THE ART AIRPORT
August 21st 2015
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has opened one of the most modern international airports in the Caribbean.
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ANTIGUA REAL ESTATE GUIDE: AUGUST 2015
August 21st 2015
Real Estate Guide Newsletter
This month's newsletter features some of the most luxurious properties and plots on the market for sale and rent in locations such Jolly Harbour, Cedar Valley, Nonsuch Bay.
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SANDALS INTERNATIONAL PAIRS 2015 CARIBBEAN SERIES
August 21st 2015
Cedar Valley Golf Club & The Club Cafe
Qualifiers will tee off at the Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trinidad on Saturday, August 22.
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KEEP YOUR DEVICES FULLY CHARGED DURING THE STORM
August 21st 2015
Cameras Plus
Keep your cell phones or USB powered devices fully charged during the storm. Head down to the The Camera Shop for power banks starting from US$25.
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GEEK FEST 2015 EDITION AND WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK
August 20th 2015
What's On
Featuring all the sizzling Events, News and Specials happening on the island this week and next week. Residents are also urged to keep an eye on Hurricane Danny.
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HURRICANE DANNY
August 20th 2015
National Office of Disaster Services
The National Office of Disaster Services wishes to advise the general public that based on the forecasted path, this system could pass in close proximity to or have a direct impact on the twin island state.
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BUSINESSES URGED TO DIG DEEP FOR DROUGHT AFFECTED DONKEYS
August 20th 2015
Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society
Months of crippling drought is having a devastating impact at Antigua’s Donkey Sanctuary.
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AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT SCHEDULE: SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER
August 20th 2015
American Airlines
See the flight schedule for American Airlines and US Airways for Antigua from 1st September to 31st October 2015.
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OUTDOOR WORLD POWER GENERATORS
August 20th 2015
Yamaha Outdoor World
Be prepared and plan ahead this hurricane season, don't be without electricity after the storm. Visit Outdoor World Antigua for your power generators.
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AUA DONATE 10 AEDS TO ABAA
August 20th 2015
AUA Medical School
10 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) were presented to airport officials by AUA Director.
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FOR RENT: VILLA NONSUCH HEIGHTS
August 19th 2015
Nonsuch Bay Resort and Residences
Is a 3-Bedroom Villa with stunning views of Nonsuch Bay and is available to rent from US$8,250 weekly in low season and from US$13,000 weekly in high season.
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“IDYLLIC AND STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL" REVIEW ON TRIPADVISOR
August 19th 2015
Siboney Beach Club
"Idyllic and stunningly beautiful - a mini rainforest with a friendly and intimate feel" - August 2015.
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FOR SALE: PIGEON POINT VIEW PARCEL
August 19th 2015
Stanley's Estate Agents Ltd.
A prime .60 acre parcel conveniently located on Pigeon Point Road. Close to beaches, shops, restaurants and historic attractions of English Harbour. For Sale at US$380,000.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA INDEPENDENCE THEME
August 19th 2015
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
The public is welcome to submit a theme to be used for Antigua and Barbuda's 34th Independence. Submission deadline is August 31.
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FOR SALE: DRIFTWOOD HOUSE
August 19th 2015
Luxury Locations Antigua
Nestled close to the beautiful beaches of Long Bay and Half Moon Bay is 7-bedroom, 6-bathroom Driftwood House. Selling at US$4,650,000.
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FOR SALE: STEVEN'S PLOTS
August 19th 2015
JHR Caribbean Real Estate
Located in the beautiful area of Isaac Hill this 2.47 acres of plots is being sold together at US$1,500,000.
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TAKE A TOUR TO THE BEACH
August 19th 2015
Sunshine Island Beach Tours
Take a tour with Sunshine Island Beach Tours through Fig Tree Drive and to Darkwood Beach.
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SILVER CHELLES SEASON CLOSING
August 19th 2015
Silver Chelles
Countdown to Silver Chelles season closing on Monday, August 31.
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BECOME A PADI INSTRUCTOR
August 18th 2015
Dive Carib
Divecarib to host an Instructor Development Course in April 2016
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ANTIGUA DIVE CLUB
August 15th 2015
Dive Carib
DiveCarib is soon to launch Antigua's first true Dive Club for residents.
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BARBUDA EXPRESS SCHEDULE
August 17th 2015
Barbuda Express
Departure and check in times for Barbuda Express from Tuesday, 18th August to Sunday, 23rd August 2015. For reservations call (268)764-2291.
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FOR RENT:COTTON HOUSE
August 14th 2015
Luxury Locations Antigua
Perched on the hill within the confines of the Sugar Ridge resort this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom holiday home is renting at US$4,500 per week.
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STAYCATION RATES
August 14th 2015
Nonsuch Bay Resort
Stay at Nonsuch Bay Resort and enjoy great Staycation Rates on accommodation from US$95 per person per night.
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GET AWAY TO NONSUCH BAY AND WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK
August 13th 2015
What's On
In this edition of our weekly newsletter, our What’s On calendar is buzzing with events including, quiz night, trivia, field trip, hiking all-inclusive party and much more.
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WARRIORS CUP 2015 KICKS OFF ON AUGUST 23
August 13th 2015
Young Warriors Football Club
The staging of the 10th Warriors Cup, a pre-season football tournament from August 23- September 6, 2015. Registration closes on August 20.
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READING CHALLENGE REMINDER
August 13th 2015
Cushion Club
Be one of the winners of the first Cushion Club Wadadli Pen Summer Reading Challenge when you submit your list of books read and mini-reviews.
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ANTIGUA CARNIVAL 2015 RESULTS
August 12th 2015
Antigua Carnival
The official results for Antigua Carnival 2015 announced by the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission. Floats, Band of the Year, Road March, Jumpy and Groovy Monarchs, Panorama.
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CULINARY ARTS TUTOR WANTED AT ABHTI
August 12th 2015
ABHTI
A vacancy exists for a successful candidate to fill the position of Culinary Arts Tutor at the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute. Closing date for receipt of application is August 24,2015.
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HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT AND SOUS CHEF WANTED AT CURTAIN BLUFF
August 11th 2015
Curtain Bluff Spa
Two vacancies exists for suitable candidates to fill the role of a Sous Chef and Human Resources Assistant. Applications with references should be submitted by August 25, 2015.
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SPA CONCIERGE AND EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER WANTED AT CURTAIN BLUFF
August 11th 2015
Curtain Bluff Spa
Vacancies available for a Spa Concierge and Executive Housekeeper. References should be submitted by August 25.
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WONDERFUL PROPERTY AND STAFF, GREAT LOCATION
August 10th 2015
South Point
Tripadvisor.com allows guests to review where they stayed, dined and what they did on their vacation. Wonderful Property and Staff, Great Location is just one of the reviews on Tripadvisor of South Point.
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FOR RENT: MARCY'S PLACE
August 10th 2015
JHR Caribbean Real Estate
Located within the quiet residential neighborhood of Cedar Valley Springs is Marcy’s Place. This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom fully furnished property is available at US$2,300 monthly.
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FOR SALE: ST. JAMES VILLA 473
August 10th 2015
JHR Caribbean Real Estate
This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom villa located in Mamora Bay is the perfect place for couples, families and groups who are looking for a spacious villa. Selling at US$645,000.
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NATIONAL YOUTH AWARDS 2015 NOMINATIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
August 10th 2015
A & B Department of Youth Affairs
Antigua and Barbuda National Youth Awards 2015 Nominations is now open to the Public. The deadline for nominations is 28th, August 2015.
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ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA 2016
August 10th 2015
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
See the latest news from Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta April 13-19 2016, the most famous classic yacht regatta in the region.
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FOR SALE: CASA DE PIEDRA
August 10th 2015
Luxury Locations Antigua
Casa de Piedra enjoys a prime waterfront setting in the desirable gated community of Jolly Harbour. This 3-bedroom 3-bathroom property complete with pool, gazebo and daybed, and an outdoor bar. Selling at UD$1,850,000.
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FOR RENT: VILLA CHAMPAGNE
August 10th 2015
Lush Locations
Located within the gated community of Galley Bay Heights, this 5 en-suite bedrooms villa is a spectacular tropical getaway, boasting a magnificent panoramic view of the ocean from all the rooms. Seasonal rates apply.
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AHTA ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
August 7th 2015
Antigua Hotel and Tourist Association (AHTA)
Following the recent Antigua Hotel and Tourist Association Annual General Meeting a new board of directors has been elected to serve.
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CSA MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
August 7th 2015
Caribbean Sailing Association
View the monthly Caribbean Sailing Association newsletter including the latest news from their members. See all the major events past and upcoming.
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AHTA RELAUNCHES DISCOVER ANTIGUA BARBUDA AUCTION SITE
August 7th 2015
Antigua Hotel and Tourist Association (AHTA)
They currently have ten items loaded in the Auction items and bidding is on-going. They are also looking to their members to partner with them.
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BURSAR WANTED AT ABHTI
August 7th 2015
ABHTI
A vacancy exists for a successful candidate to fill the role of Bursar at the Antigua and Barbuda Training Institute. Closing date for the receipt of application is August 14,2015.
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ISAF WORLDS EMERGING NATIONS CLINIC VIDEO
August 6th 2015
National Sailing Academy
Check out a fantastic video of the ISAF Worlds Emerging Nations Clinic held recently at the National Sailing Academy in Antigua.
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AHTA DONATES MULTI-MEDIA EQUIPMENT TO THE MUSEUM OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
August 6th 2015
Antigua Hotel and Tourist Association (AHTA)
The timely donation will be used for the museum’s upcoming Digital Heritage Education series.
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SAILING ICON PHILIP WALWYN PASSES ON
August 5th 2015
Antigua Sailing Week
Sailing icon Philip Walwyn, former Commodore of St. Kitts Yacht Club, has tragically passed away after falling overboard only a short distance.
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MARINE SERVICE CENTRE SUPERVISOR WANTED
August 5th 2015
Yamaha Outdoor World
Outdoor World Antigua is seeking a suitable candidate for the position of a Marine Service Centre Supervisor. Deadline August 15.
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CURTAIN BLUFF REVIEW
August 5th 2015
Curtain Bluff Spa
"Over the span of my long professional tennis career, I have been fortunate to play at many of the finest tennis centers in the world, so I know a good tennis center when I see it.
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SELWYN JAMES SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW OPEN
August 5th 2015
ABHTI
Persons interested in pursuing an associate degree in Applied Science: Culinary Arts, application forms are now available.
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FOR RENT: CALABASH VILLA
August 5th 2015
Lush Locations
Situated in Harbour View, just moments from Jolly Harbour, this attractive 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom detached villa is available for rent from US$1,750 weekly.
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FOR SALE: VILLA PONDEROSA
August 5th 2015
Luxury Locations Antigua
Situated close to Blue Waters Hotel, on the north coast of Antigua, sits Villa Ponderosa, a stunning Mediterranean style villa full of character and charm.
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CSA CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE IN ST. MAARTEN
August 5th 2015
Caribbean Sailing Association
The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) Annual Conference will take place in St. Maarten from 23 – 25 October, 2015
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FOR RENT: CEDAR VALLEY SPRINGS
August 3rd 2015
Sunshine Real Estate & Event Services
A lush three-bedroom, two-bathroom property fully furnished with internet, cable, security system and more. Price: US$2,500 per month.
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ADVENTURE DIVING AROUND ANTIGUA
August 1st 2015
Dive Carib
A brief explanation of some more adventurous diving around Antigua.
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ELEARNING COMES TO DIVING
July 30th 2015
Dive Carib
Divers can now complete their academics online on either PC or Touch devices.
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FOR SALE: THE PRIL ESTATE
July 31st 2015
Sunshine Real Estate & Event Services
This 3-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom flex estate with guest house is new on the market for 1.8M
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JULES MITCHELL MAKES IT TO ISAF WORLDS
July 31st 2015
Antigua's Yachting Insider Newsletter
In this issue of Antigua’s Yachting Insider, we bring you the latest news on Optinam 2015 results, Summer Sailing camps and more.
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CAPTAIN’S QUARTERS CLOSED
July 31st 2015
Catamaran Hotel
Restaurant & Bar will be closed for the months of August & September 2015, will re-open in October 2015.
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EZONE ANTIGUA PROUD TO BE A GREEN AGENCY
July 31st 2015
E Zone Antigua
New eZone members and existing member renewals will receive free T-shirts through the month of August.
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CHILDREN'S BOOK DRIVE ENHANCES CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL
July 31st 2015
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
Children in Antigua and Barbuda will have over 1000 new children’s books.
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LONDON TAXIS BRANDED WITH ANTIGUA & BARBUDA IMAGERY
July 30th 2015
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s UK Team and hotel partners view the
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