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We Survived Tropical Storm Gonzalo

“Spectacular yellow with hues of orange blaze in the skyline” “Into the sea the sun sinks behind the coconut trees” “A brilliant orb of gold and tangerine as the sun sinks lower and lower in the sky until it dips into the horizon painting the sky magnificent hues of gold” Is the sunset captured on Wednesday evening two days after our island paradise succumbed to the strong winds and heavy rains of Tropical Storm Gonzalo. The Management and Staff of …
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“Go Pink” For The Girls

Breast Cancer Awareness is observed worldwide every October with campaigns and events planned to increase the awareness of the disease.  Here in Antigua & Barbuda breast cancer is the most common cancer with 1 out of every 4 women being diagnosed.  Many of our staff, friends, families and guests have in some way been affected.  Each year we “Go Pink” and join in the cause to build awareness by donating or participating in the following events: Oct-19-2014:  Relay for Hope …
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Employee Spotlight: Marydith Gordon

At Trade Winds Hotel and Bay House Restaurant & Bar we believe that our greatest strength is our employees.  We are very proud of our dedicated team of unique and talented employees who on a daily basis enact our values to deliver the perfect vacation, business trip and dining experience to you our guests. Marydith Gordon joined our team in 1996 as a Receptionist and over the years progressed to Administrative Assistant, Front Office Manager, Rooms Division Manager to now …
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Fall Into Fall

Autumn is a fantastic time to travel.  The kids are back to school it’s a bit quieter and less expensive as the summer crowds have gone.  Here in Antigua the fall (well we don’t really have fall) weather is just as nice as summer and to some it might even be better.   Although October is the peak season for hurricanes in the Caribbean region the odds of your vacation being interrupted by a storm is very small.  With temperatures ranging …
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Let’s Play Ball!

Being a Caribbean island cricket and football (soccer) is normally the sport one would see being played on the village fields, on the beach and on side streets.  However as the Diaspora in the Caribbean and here in Antigua changes baseball is quickly becoming a popular sport.  In a few years we may very well be singing “Rally around the West Indies” at Baseball World Series :-)! Through affiliation with the Little League Baseball International Program headquartered in Pennsylvania the …
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CHTAEF-Haiti

Over the past two years ten students of the Haitian Hotel School through assistance and funding from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF-Haiti) have been attending Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute pursing their Associate Degree. The Haitian Hotel School was destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake leaving a lot of students with no access to hospitality training.  CHTAEF- Haiti Project does not aim to replace a Haitian Hotel School but provide immediate assistance to enable students …
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