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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
October 18th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
One Hundred Volunteers are needed to assist with the Independence clean up efforts on Barbuda slated for October 25th.
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FAMILY PACKETS DISTRIBUTED TO BARBUDANS
October 18th 2017
National Office of Disaster Services
Two Thousand, One Hundred and Twelve family packets, containing food and toiletries among other items have been distributed so far.
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2018 BVI SPRING REGATTA AND SAILING FESTIVAL
October 18th 2017
Antigua's Yachting Insider Newsletter
Call for sailors to register now for the BVI Spring Regatta set over March 26th - April 1st, 2018.
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OPEN FOR BUSINESS
October 18th 2017
Jabberwocky Yacht Charters
Antigua is open for business and Jabberwocky is back in the water and ready for a new charter season.
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A & B BRAND HITS TELEVISION SCREENS, PR OPPORTUNITIES, FAM TRIPS AND MORE
October 17th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
Watch the video of the ITV Morning Show featuring Antigua in 'The Mate Escape' and more.
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FEVER-TREE RENEWS ITS COMMITMENT TO ASW THROUGH TO 2019
October 16th 2017
Antigua Sailing Week
Fever-Tree, the world’s leading premium mixer brand, has renewed its sponsorship for the 2018 and 2019 events.
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DIGICEL OPENS 2ND NEW LOOK STORE AT HILLS PARK
October 16th 2017
Digicel
Visitors to the ‘Experience Store’ on Monday, October 16th will enjoy double the credit on all Top Up of EC$20 or more.
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ASSISTANCE NEEDED TO LOAD SUPPLIES FOR DOMINICA
October 13th 2017
Falmouth Harbour Marina
ABSAR will be loading the Flying Buzzard with aid for Dominica tomorrow, Saturday, October 14th at Falmouth Harbour Marina and they need help loading.
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GRASP ANTIGUA BY THE HANDLEBARS
October 13th 2017
Sugar Ridge Hotel
Sugar Ridge offers the unique opportunity to explore Antigua with a bicycle. This is a popular activity for friends, couples, or to do alone.
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CRUISE SHIP CALENDAR: OCTOBER 2017
October 13th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Cruise Ship Timetable
View or print the PDF version of arrivals and departures of vessels scheduled to visit Antigua in October 2017.
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ANTIGUA HOTEL ROLL CALL
October 13th 2017
What's On
Resorts in Antigua are gearing up for the upcoming high season with some open and others set to open in the coming weeks.
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BOARD MEMBERS WANTED AT PAAWS
October 13th 2017
Protect Antiguan Animals With a Smile
If you have a few hours to spare a month to assist them in their work, please get in touch with the shelter in Parham.
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ENJOY A TROPICAL BREAK THIS WINTER & WHAT'S ON
October 12th 2017
What's On
This week's What's On newsletter features accommodation for sunseekers looking to beat the winter blues, Halloween parties, dining nights, party nights, fundraisers and lots more.
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DOMINICA HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF
October 12th 2017
Cocoa Cottages - For Sale
A message from Liz and Richard of Cocoa Cottages in Dominica on their relief efforts, and how you can help the people of Dominica.
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SUGAR RIDGE AWARDED GOLD CERTIFICATION
October 11th 2017
Sugar Ridge Hotel
They are the first resort in the Eastern Caribbean to achieve the certification of the Gold Green Globe Award!
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BARBUDA FUNDRAISER HELD AT ARCHER STREET, LONDON
October 11th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
To help with relief efforts, the ABTA (UK Office) partnered with the Archer Street Cocktail Bar.
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ANTIGUA REAL ESTATE INSIDER: SEPTEMBER 2017
October 10th 2017
Real Estate Guide Newsletter
Whether you are selling, buying or looking to invest in real estate, we have compiled some of the best properties and plots available on the market in this month's publication.
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SUPPORT TEAM ANTIGUA ROWERS
October 9th 2017
Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
With less than 64 days to go in the 2017 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, help Team Antigua make it to the start line by being a sponsor or donate.
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A & B TO SEE RECORD BREAKING CRUISE SHIP ARRIVALS
October 9th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
The twin-Island benefits from recent investment in cruise facilities as assurance of port readiness leads to a bumper year for cruise tourism.
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RORC CARIBBEAN 600 - BUSINESS AS USUAL
October 9th 2017
RORC Caribbean 600
The 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, the highly acclaimed 600-mile offshore race will start as scheduled in Antigua on 19th February 2018.
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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR NATIONAL YOUTH AWARDS
October 9th 2017
A & B Department of Youth Affairs
The public is encouraged to support this event by nominating persons eligible for these awards.
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WANTED IMMEDIATELY: WEB MANAGER AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
October 9th 2017
Paradise Properties Connection Ltd. Sales
Paradise Properties Connections Ltd. located in English Harbour is hiring. View the requirements.
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OUTDOOR WORLD LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
October 6th 2017
Yamaha Outdoor World
With the new and improved, redesigned website you can now see new and pre-owned inventory, request a service quote online and much more.
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THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM INSIDER
October 6th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
Read the latest news; WTM Means Business: November 6th - November 8th, 2017, support Barbuda by vacationing in Antigua, and more.
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SUGAR RIDGE IS OPEN
October 6th 2017
Sugar Ridge Hotel
The hotel is pleased to announce that they are now open after their annual maintenance period was a great success. See what Sugar Ridge has to offer!
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ST. JAMES'S CLUB & VILLAS UNVEILS EXCITING ENHANCEMENTS
October 6th 2017
St. James's Club & Villas
Just in time for Fall and Winter travel, the resort has unveiled an array of enhancements to elevate guest experience.
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TOURISTS WELCOME TO VISIT ANTIGUA & WHAT'S ON
October 5th 2017
What's On
Antigua is open for business and now is the best time to visit. This week's newsletter also features charity events in aid of breast cancer, party nights and more.
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LASER MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT
October 5th 2017
Antigua Yacht Club
Congratulations to Karl James who placed 17th overall with his best scores being 3rd place and 5th place out of the 7 races that were held.
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DOCUMENTARY FAMILY SESSION
October 5th 2017
Vanessa Hall
If you want to help a family who lost everything from Hurricane Irma, then invest in family photos. 100% donated to ABSAR.
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THE BEST ADULT-ONLY ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT IN ANTIGUA
October 4th 2017
Cocobay Resort
Blogger, Summer Lewis spent some time at Cocobay Resort and gave a detailed review on her blog.
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THIS IS WHY WE LIVE HERE
October 4th 2017
Tamarind Hills
A British family of four left the UK for the dreams of never-ending summers on the beach and island life in Antigua 10 years ago. Find out why here.
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DIGICEL DEBUTS A NEW EXPERIENCE AT REDCLIFFE STREET
October 4th 2017
Digicel
The total communications and entertainment provider will proudly open the doors on October 4th.
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NSA NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2017
October 4th 2017
National Sailing Academy
This edition of the National Sailing Academy newsletter highlights the training programme, girls sailing team and much more.
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FOR RENT: LORD VIEW MANOR
October 4th 2017
Paradise Properties Connection Ltd. Sales
Apartments in the desirable neighbourhood of Paradise View, with superb ocean views is renting from US$840 weekly.
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FOR SALE: VILLA SUSANNA
October 4th 2017
Paradise Properties Connection Ltd. Sales
Villa with stunning views overlooking Nonsuch Bay and about 400 meters from the ocean with lots of privacy and space is selling at US$6,300,000.
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FOR RENT: VILLA MANAMA
October 4th 2017
Paradise Properties Connection Ltd. Sales
Enjoy contemporary, colonial open living spaces and panoramic views of Sugar Loaf rocky hills, Falmouth Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard at US$3,500 monthly.
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NEW RACING MANAGER APPOINTED
October 4th 2017
RORC Caribbean 600
The Royal Ocean Racing Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Stone.
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JOB VACANCIES
October 3rd 2017
Cambusa Italian Restaurant
Cambusa Italian Restaurant is looking for bartenders, waitresses and dishwasher with hospitality experience.
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FOR RENT: BROWN'S BAY HOUSE
October 3rd 2017
Paradise Properties Connection Ltd. Sales
Private three acre bay-front luxury villa with motorboat available for chartering with its own captain, is renting from US$2,285 per night.
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FOR RENT: PARADISE VIEW
October 3rd 2017
Island Living Ltd
A Spanish-style villa tucked away on a hillside above Dickenson Bay, offering a fabulous view and three bedrooms.
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FOR SALE: GALLEY BAY HEIGHTS LAND
October 3rd 2017
Island Living Ltd
Location! Location! — the perfect location for building a dream (holiday home). Ideal for a home-buyer and investor.
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DIGICEL FULLY OPERATIONAL IN ANTIGUA
October 3rd 2017
Digicel
However, as Digicel works through its optimization process, customers may experience intermittent network disruption.
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FOR SALE: ALMOND TREE HOUSE
October 3rd 2017
Richard Watson & Company
Detached Caribbean cottage on the Rose’s Estate, with views over Falmouth Harbour can be yours for US$435,000.
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FOR SALE: VILLA 471, ST. JAMES'S CLUB
October 3rd 2017
Richard Watson & Company
This 2-bedroom villa in the exclusive resort of St. James’s Club is fully furnished and available for immediate occupation at US$625,000.
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WANTED: LAND, COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
October 3rd 2017
PMG Property Management & Real Estate Service
PMG is looking for a 3 bedroom unfurnished apartment to rent on the North Coast, and properties to sell & rent.
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FOR SALE: SANDY COVE BEACH PLOT
October 3rd 2017
Antigua Estates
A unique development opportunity to purchase a spectacular beachfront plot of approximately 0.28 acres for US$1,000,000.
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FOR SALE: SPRING VILLA
October 3rd 2017
Antigua Estates
3-bedroom, 2-bath Caribbean style villa located directly outside Jolly Harbour, is on the market for a reduced price of US$330,000.
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FOR SALE: OCEAN BLUE
October 2nd 2017
Antigua Estates
This villa at Tamarind Hills with jaw-dropping views of the Caribbean Sea is available for sale at a reduced price of US$1,595,000.
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FOR SALE: GINGER VILLA
October 2nd 2017
Antigua Estates
4-bedroom villa situated on the breathtaking sands of Palm Beach, Jolly Harbour has been reduced from US$3,500,000 to sell at US$3,350,000.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA HITS THE ROAD IN GRAND EUROPEAN BLITZ
October 2nd 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
ABTA, along with some of the destination’s major hotel and airline partners, descended on the major gateway cities of Frankfurt, Rome, Milan and Stockholm.
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CELEBRATING BEER DRINKING DAY AND WHAT'S ON
September 29th 2017
What's On
The latest What's On Newsletter from AntiguaNice.com.
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ABMA NEWSLETTER
September 29th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Marine Association
The upcoming State of the Industry Meeting – Part 2, relief efforts for Barbuda and Dominica, and more.
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LATEST AID REQUIREMENTS FOR BARBUDA AND DOMINICA
September 28th 2017
Causes@antiguanice.com

DISASTER RELIEF WAREHOUSE STOCKED WITH SUPPLIES
September 28th 2017
National Office of Disaster Services
NODS warehouses both at Coolidge and American Road stockpile to support Antigua and Barbuda and regional countries.
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TIGER TYSON RANKED #1 IN THE WORLD: TT:R SLALOM U19 2017
September 28th 2017
Antigua's Yachting Insider Newsletter
Tiger Tyson is now #1 in the world in the TT:R Slalom World Ranking 2017 – Boys!
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FOR SALE: OCEAN BLUE AT TAMARIND HILLS
September 28th 2017
Richard Watson & Company
A stunning 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa with 180 degree views across a turquoise Caribbean sea.
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WINNERS IN 2017 WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
September 27th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
Awards include the coveted Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination and leading local resorts.
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#BECARIBBEANSTRONG CAMPAIGN
September 27th 2017
A. S. Bryden and Sons (Antigua) Ltd.
For every social media post shared using the hashtag #BeCaribbeanStrong, Carib Brewery will donate $5 to hurricane relief.
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STAGES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF STYROFOAM BAN
September 27th 2017
Causes@antiguanice.com
Earlier this year the government began Stage 1 of the nation-wide Styrofoam Ban.
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CSA CONFERENCE POSTPONED
September 27th 2017
Caribbean Sailing Association
The CSA regrets that the Annual Conference must be postponed to a date to be determined.
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NEW VIDEO: COME VISIT US IN ANTIGUA
September 26th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority
Antigua Open For Business; Sister - Isle Barbuda on the path to rebuilding.
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UPDATE ON BARBUDA RELIEF FROM ABSAR
September 25th 2017
Antigua and Barbuda Search and Rescue
a temporary facility for those involved in the relief efforts will be up and running soon.
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FRANCIS NUNES JR. MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT CANCELLED
September 25th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Association
The upcoming Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament event at the Nelson's Dockyard expected to begin on September 23rd was tentatively rescheduled for September 30.
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TIGER TYSON WINS TT:R OPEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BOYS DIVISION
September 25th 2017
Antigua's Yachting Insider Newsletter
Antigua’s Tiger Tyson took first place in the Boys Division of the 2017 TT:R Open World Championships in Pingtan, China!
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FOR SALE: MARINA VIEW VILLA
September 22nd 2017
Richard Watson & Company
Successful rental villa in English Harbour with 6-airconditioned bedrooms, private pool and jacuzzi is selling at a reduced price of US$1,200, 000.
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ANTIGUANICE YACHTING INSIDER ISSUE 123
September 22nd 2017
Antigua's Yachting Insider Newsletter
Francis Nunes Jr. Fishing Tournament and more yachting news.
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DIGICEL SENDS SUPPLIES & TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT TO DOMINICA
September 22nd 2017
Digicel
Two large vessels were loaded from St. Lucia, both of which contained food items, first aid & hygiene supplies and more.
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BART'S BASH 2017 RESULTS
September 22nd 2017
National Sailing Academy
Not withstanding the imminent arrival of Hurricane Maria – the NSA and the AYC still managed to hold the regatta. View the winners of each class.
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REGIONAL HURRICANE RELIEF
September 22nd 2017
Caribbean Sailing Association
The CSA has received many requests for information on assisting those in islands devastated by Hurricanes Irma & Maria and is compiling a list of legitimate charities.
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TRUE ISLAND SPIRIT AND WHAT'S ON
September 21st 2017
What's On
This week's newsletter features many of the islands tour operators lending a helping hand with relief efforts for Barbuda and Dominica, restaurants with live bands, special offers & more.
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CLEAN UP IN BARBUDA
September 21st 2017
National Office of Disaster Services
A number of persons representing key agencies travelled to Barbuda this morning to aid in the clean-up and restoration of the island.
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AN UPDATE FROM YEPTON ESTATE COTTAGES
September 21st 2017
Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages
Antigua was saved from catastrophe, we hope that the USA – who has had their own share of devastation – Canada, England and the rest of Europe do not forget us and visit us this fall and winter.
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CUSHION CLUB RESUMES
September 20th 2017
Cushion Club
The fun reading club for children in Antigua, resumes on Saturday, September 23rd. Children from Barbuda currently residing in Antigua are invited to come out as well.
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DIGICEL WORKING TO RESTORE SERVICE IN AFFECTED AREAS
September 20th 2017
Digicel
Digicel would like to advise its valued customers that it is experiencing some network issues due to torrential rain and high winds across Antigua.
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FUNDING AND RELIEF FOR DOMINICA
September 22nd 2017
Causes@antiguanice.com
Our Southern island friends in Dominica were hit by Hurricane Maria on Monday evening, a category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
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FOR RENT: POP UP LAZY LOUNGE
September 18th 2017
Lazy Bones Beanbags
Transform your wedding, beach lime, event or party into stunning luxury. Up to 50 colour matched red and white beanbag loungers delivered and picked up anywhere in Antigua.
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TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
September 18th 2017
National Office of Disaster Services
Maria becomes an extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane. The Eye is expected and the intense inner core is expected to pass near Dominica during the next few hours.
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CSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER
September 18th 2017
Caribbean Sailing Association
Given the devastation in some islands caused by Hurricane Irma, the CSA Board agrees it is important to get members together.
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