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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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One for the road…bye bye Summer!

Oh, summer… why can’t you stay forever? In a few short days it will be back to work and school for most of us.  We hope you had the opportunity to take a vacation with your family.  If you haven’t yet, it’s not too late.  Before the kids go back to school and you head back to work, homework, projects and extracurricular activities…ESCAPE NOW! Where to go and what to do?  Not to brag but here in Antigua & Barbuda …
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Chef Hodge Judges, AHTA Course and New Interns.

Culminating the 2014 Carnival celebrations was the 9th Annual Mango Festival with the highlight event being the Mango Pineapple Culinary Cook-off.  This year Chef Hodge was again invited to be a judge.  Chef has previously judged the competition in 2007, 2008 and 2010. Trade Winds Hotel and Bay House Restaurant congratulates all winners and participants of the Culinary Cook-off. On the home-front our Chef De Partie Javid Sebastian this week attended an Effective Food & Beverage Management workshop being hosted …
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Anthony Needs No Reservations

I’ve been a fan of travel shows from since I was about 10 years old (won’t tell you my age) when I got my first globe as a Christmas present.  My television is always on Travel Channel, Discovery or National Geographic.  Through beautiful images, descriptions and narrations I find myself transported to some distant and exotic places and my travel bucket list is never-ending.  The adventures and musings of the hosts gives me inspiration and I find myself transported to …
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