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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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Book Now – Trade Winds Hotel – OH YEAH!

Every time we see a booking.com we can’t help but laugh out loud.  The facial expressions of the actors, the voice over and the final reveal can put a smile on anyone’s face and instantly makes you want to book a vacation. So we decided to put together our own booking.com script and here is what we came up with: Do you enjoy seamless and effortless vacation booking? Do you enjoy all day breakfast? Planning a business retreat for a …
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Bringing The Splendour!

Splendour:  brilliant or gorgeous appearance, colouring and magnificence Is what the streets of St. John’s will be as revellers take to the streets for the Opening Day Parade and T-shirt Mas of the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival “Antigua’s Carnival” Splendour: an instance or display of imposing pomp or grandeur Two nights of pomp and grandeur; pageantry and talent by Queen of Carnival and Jaycees contestants. Splendour: great brightness; brilliant light or luster Be entertained by the brilliance and talent of the little revellers at the Junior Carnival, Junior Calypso and Teen Splash shows. Splendour: grandeur; glory; brilliant distinction The Panorama, …
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How Do You Eat Your Mangoes?

There’s a cool summer breeze blowing as you sit at the edge of the ocean biting into its golden yellow reddish skin, and letting the sweet juices drip down your arms to your elbow and then licking each one of your fingers with satisfaction is the best way to eat this fruit.  What fruit you ask?   MANGOES!  Yes it is mango season here in Antigua & Barbuda.  The trees and street vendor’s stalls are laden with the beautiful and delectable …
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CPL T20 Is Back!

It’s back!  Yes the biggest party in sport the Caribbean Premier League T20 Cricket is back.  And as you may remember last year Antigua Hawksbills was left to rue in our lost against Jamaica Tallawahs for the championship.  In addition to Antigua this year a total of 6 pro-teams will compete in the hopes of dethroning last year’s champs the Jamaica Tallawahs. This year the Hawksbills are ready and focus to put behind us “the one that got away” starting …
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