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SIDS4 GENDER EQUALITY FORUM.

Friday 31st May 2024
The first ever SIDS4 Gender Equality Forum was held in Nelson’s Dockyard attended by over 200 delegates.
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RUM IN THE RUINS POSTPONED

Wednesday 24th April 2024
Rum in the Ruins Postponed Until May 10th
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8TH MARCH PROJECT

Tuesday 5th March 2024
The National Parks Authority proudly announces the launch of the fifth edition of the 8th of March Project themed “Say Their Names.”
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URGENT CALL TO ACTION: SAFEGUARDING THE CLEANLINESS OF OUR COMMUNITY

Monday 4th March 2024
Urgent Call to Action: Safeguarding the Cleanliness of Our Community form the National Parks Authority
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DOW’S HILL SUMMER CLOSURE

Monday 28th August 2023
Dow’s Hill Interpretation Centre will be closed from September 4th to November 5th 2023 for renovations.
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NPA SOLAR POWER STUDY

Monday 19th June 2023
Assessing the feasibility of Solar Tile Technology at the UNESCO World Heritage Nelson’s Dockyard National Park A project sponsored by the British High Commission’s UK Climate Diplomacy Fund
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CELEBRATE DOCKYARD DAY

Wednesday 3rd May 2023
Antigua Sailing Week ends with Dockyard Day in Nelson’s Dockyard. A day of fun and celebration of the marine community.
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DOCKYARD DAY 2023

Sunday 23rd April 2023
Dockyard Day keeps valued traditions alive on May 6th from 12.00. Beating the retreat, model boat racing, slippery pole, steel band and much more.
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UNESCO & ITALY VISIT NELSON’S DOCKYARD

Thursday 23rd March 2023
UNESCO & Italian envoys agree that the NPA and our World Heritage Site have a lot to officer the region in terms of heritage management practices and opportunities.
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MBE AWARDED TO FRANKLIN BRAITHWAITE

Monday 27th February 2023
President of the Antigua and Barbuda Yachting and Marine Association (ABYMA) Franklin Brathwaite has been awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Governor General Sir Rodney Williams for his work in economic and community development.
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NATIONAL PARKS 8TH MARCH PROJECT

Monday 27th February 2023
National Parks intensifies community focus for annual 8th of March Project activities
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COMMUNITY ANCHOR: LISA NICHOLSON

Wednesday 24th August 2022
The National Parks Authority continues its Community Anchor series by featuring Lisa Nicholson.
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PHOTOGRAPHER NEEDED

Tuesday 26th July 2022
Nelson’s Dockyard National Park is looking for a photographer to join its team. Apply by July 31, 2022.
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COMMUNITY ANCHOR: SIR HUGH BAILEY

Wednesday 16th March 2022
The Nelson`s Dockayrd National Parks are pleased to recognise Sir Hugh Bailey for his sterling and unwavering contribution to the English Harbour and Falmouth communities.His influence on sailing is unsurpassed. At the most prestigious regattas, Sir Hugh sees to it that young members of the community join his professional and experienced crew.
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COMMUNITY ANCHOR: FRANKLYN BRATHWAITE

Friday 18th February 2022
The National Parks Authority is pleased to begin its Community Anchor series by featuring none other than Franklyn Brathwaite. Like Franklyn, each of our heroes have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the English Harbour and Falmouth communities.
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VOTE FOR NELSON`S DOCKYARD

Wednesday 19th January 2022
Vote for Nelson`s Dockyard as Best Attraction in the Caribbean in USA Today`s 2022 10Best Readers` Choice Travel Awards!
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MANGROVE WETLANDS SURVEY REPORT

Thursday 4th February 2021
This study was conducted by the National Parks Authority through partnership with the Antigua & Barbuda Department of Environment.
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DOCKYARD INTRODUCES FREE ENTRY FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
Restaurants, guided by the established protocols, will be open.
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UNESCO DESIGNATED NELSON

Monday 2nd November 2020
After months of diligent and careful preparation, the Nelsons Dockyard National Park, is preparing for a phased re-opening, scheduled for Thursday 4th November, 2020.
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NPA UNVEILS MEMORIAL OF ENSLAVED AFRICANS

Monday 9th March 2020
The Museum in Nelsons Dockyard is now home to an exhibit that pays homage to a group of enslaved Africans.
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VOTE FOR NELSON'S DOCKYARD

Wednesday 8th January 2020
Nelsons Dockyard has been nominated as The Best Caribbean Attraction by USA Today10Best.
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NPA HOSTS YOUTH SAILORS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE

Thursday 27th June 2019
They have pulled out every possible stop to ensure that the event is successful.
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NATIONAL PARKS AUTHORITY EMBARKS ON TRAIL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Monday 24th June 2019
They are in the midst of improving various trails.
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NELSON'S DOCKYARD: PUBLIC NOTICE

Thursday 30th May 2019
Children's Adventure Day among other events affected due to Optimist World Championship.
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NPA HOSTS STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT ON MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

Thursday 28th March 2019
The National Parks Authority has mounted a major undertaking.
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VOTE FOR NELSON'S DOCKYARD

Monday 21st January 2019
Nelson's Dockyard has been nominated for 2019 Best Caribbean Attraction by USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards.
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NESTING GROUNDS FOR VARIOUS SPECIES OF SEA TURTLES

Monday 2nd July 2018
Read the article and spread the word to help the National Parks Authority increase awareness.
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SUPERYACHT DELIVERS: GREAT SAILING & MEMORABLE PARTIES

Friday 9th February 2018
The Superyacht Challenge lived up to its major billing this year.
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NATIONAL PARKS ADVISORY

Sunday 24th December 2017
December 25th - 27th, will see a heavy increase in Cruise ship visitors to Nelson's Dockyard. Parking will be restricted.
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NELSON'S DOCKYARD ERECTS BINS FOR RECYCLABLES

Monday 20th November 2017
Join the National Parks Authority in not only keeping the environment clean but adopting prudent and conscious waste management habits.
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XMAS DAY CHAMPAGNE PARTY FOR CHARITY

Friday 23rd December 2016
Your attendance will help to raise funds for various charities, so head out and support this worthy cause.
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NELSON'S DOCKYARD NAMED WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Monday 18th July 2016
UNESCO, at their 40th meeting in Istanbul, inscribed Nelson's Dockyard as one of four World Heritage Sites.
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NATIONAL PARK EMPLOYEES MAKE DONATION TO FIENNES

Friday 20th May 2016
The Institute was on the receiving end by gesture of a group of employees of the National Parks Authority.
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COMMUNITY MEETING

Monday 11th April 2016
Nelson's Dockyard National Park, invites all to the community meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 pm at the Cobbs Cross School.
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NOTICE ON TRADING LICENSES

Monday 5th January 2015
Notice is hereby given that the National Parks (Trading) Regulations, 2014, Statutory Instrument No.9 of 2014 and which was gazetted as Vol XXXIV No.21 dated March, 2014 will take effect on Saturday 31st January, 2015.
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“MUST SEE ON ANTIGUA” REVIEW ON TRIPADVISOR

Monday 4th March 2013
Take a look below at this excellent review of Nelson's Dockyard.
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SUMMER TIME FUN IN THE NELSON

Wednesday 20th June 2012
The National Parks Authority's Visitors Service Department presents Summer Time Fun in the Nelson's Dockyard.
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HMS BOREAS MEMORIAL RACE WAS HELD ON NOVEMBER 20

Tuesday 22nd November 2011
The HMS Boreas Memorial Race, conceived as a part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of Nelsons Dockyard, took place in little wind last Sunday.
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DOCKYARD AT 50 IS A MODEL OF RESTORATION

Friday 18th November 2011
Nelsons Dockyard celebrated the 50th anniversary of its restoration with a fitting ceremony on Monday, November 14.
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NELSON'S DOCKYARD RACE SERIES NEXT MONTH

Tuesday 18th October 2011
As part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, Nelsons Dockyard will hold a series of two races on November 17 and 20, 2011.
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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF NELSON'S DOCKYARD RESTORATION

Monday 25th July 2011
Find out more about Nelson's Dockyard's 50th Anniversary celebrations.
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DOCKYARD HOSTS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE CHRISTMAS PARTIES IN THE WORLD

Wednesday 22nd December 2010
The annual Nelsons Dockyard Champagne Party has, so says organizer Hans Smit, been described as the fifth best Christmas party in the World.
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CHRISTMAS IS UNIQUE IN ANTIGUA!

Saturday 18th December 2010
Christmas in Antigua just wouldnt be Christmas without the annual Nelsons Dockyard Champagne party.
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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLANNING AND RESPONSE IN THE NELSON’S DOCKYARD

Wednesday 4th August 2010
When hurricanes threaten our islands, our first response is usually to our homes and families. Historical sites that are government owned are often forgotten and neglected; left to the elements and luck. But in the Nelsons Dockyard, things are different.
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SUMMER 2010 RESEARCH SEASON, NELSON’S DOCKYARD NATIONAL PARKS RESEARCH CENTER

Wednesday 28th July 2010
The annual summer research program has begun. Archaeologists and students from Chico Campus California State University, led by Professor Georgia Fox have returned to work at Bettys Hope
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LAUNCH OF ENGLISH HARBOUR/FALMOUTH CCTV SECURITY SYSTEM.

Friday 23rd April 2010
In February of 2009 a Committee was set up to consider the introduction of CCTV cameras in the English Harbour and Falmouth areas.
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SECURITY INITIATIVE TO BE LAUNCHED IN THE NATIONAL PARKS AREA

Tuesday 26th January 2010
The Antigua and Barbuda National Parks Authority is continuing on its drive to make the National Parks area safe and secure for residents and visitors alike.
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SIDS4 GENDER EQUALITY FORUM.

Friday 31st May 2024
The first ever SIDS4 Gender Equality Forum was held in Nelson’s Dockyard attended by over 200 del...
Read More

RUM IN THE RUINS POSTPONED

Wednesday 24th April 2024
Rum in the Ruins Postponed Until May 10th ...
Read More

8TH MARCH PROJECT

Tuesday 5th March 2024
The National Parks Authority proudly announces the launch of the fifth edition of the 8th of March P...
Read More

URGENT CALL TO ACTION: SAFEGUARDING THE CLEANLINESS OF OUR COMMUNITY

Monday 4th March 2024
Urgent Call to Action: Safeguarding the Cleanliness of Our Community form the National Parks Authori...
Read More

DOW’S HILL SUMMER CLOSURE

Monday 28th August 2023
Dow’s Hill Interpretation Centre will be closed from September 4th to November 5th 2023 for renova...
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