Category Archives: Employees | Staff

A Quiet Revolution

A “quiet revolution” is taking place in Antigua & Barbuda and elsewhere in the Caribbean.  It is one less visible than the construction of new hotels and the building of new cruise ship terminals.  Environmental Management Systems (EMS) is changing the nature and shape of the tourism and hospitality industry from hotel guestrooms, housekeeping, and laundry services to gardening and it is happening in every tourism destination. In a recent seminar held at the Trade Winds Hotel by GEF-Antigua, SIRMM …
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Lobster and Pineapple Wrap in a Creamy Dressing

In celebration of Antigua Black Pineapple Awareness Day, Chef Hodge wanted to share one of his favs: Ingredients: 5oz  lobster meat cook and diced ½ tbsp  red onion diced ½ tbsp  celery diced ½ cup  black Antiguan pineapple, peels, and diced Red, yellow, and green pepper diced ¼ each Salt and white pepper to taste Salad as needed Dressing: 1/3 cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp fresh orange juice 1 tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice Herbs (parsley, mint, …
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Meet Our Interns!

Sustainability is a growing trend in all industries and is now finding its way into mainstream tourism.  Sustainable tourism can be defined as “actions that contribute to a balanced and healthy economy by generating tourism-related jobs, revenues, and taxes while protecting and enhancing the destination’s socio-cultural, historical, natural and built resources for the enjoyment and well-being of both residents and visitors.” The Trade Winds Hotel began their initiative in “Sustainable Tourism” a few years ago when we were one of …
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Meet Chef Leroy Hodge

He can teach your children and even design and build your dream home, but he is best known as the creative genius that tantalizes your taste buds at the island’s best kept secret.  Who are we talking about?  Chef Leroy of the Bay House Restaurant at the Trade Winds Hotel always had the love and passion for food and cooking but never considered it as a career choice. His first love was teaching and he was known to assist teachers …
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Sometimes, goodbye is the hardest word…

The English author Ouida once wrote “could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye;” that is just how we here at Trade Winds Hotel felt as we bid one of our employees farewell. After 16 years of service, Darrell Jean-Pierre, affectionately known as just ‘Jean-Pierre,’ will be returning home to Dominica to be with his family. Although Jean-Pierre worked in security, he could be asked to …
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