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Carnival Entertianment 

Festivals Commision Says Observer Media Reports are Fake News

From the office of the Festivals Commission. The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission notes with concern, comments made by the management of the Observer Group of Companies that the Commission has been issued with instructions by the government not to do business with the Observer Group of Companies. This statement is totally false and is not supported by facts. The Commission has never been instructed by any Minister or any member of government on any matter relating to its business and vehemently deny this allegation. For Carnival 2018, the Commission…

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Culture Entertianment 

Festival Commission says Local Media House Published False and Malicious Story

It has come to the attention of the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission, a false and malicious story captioned ‘Over half a million dollars for Machel Montano at Melting Pot’ published by the Antigua Newsroom (ANR) outlet. The ANR false claims are based on what it says “reaching (reached) out to a local promoter to ascertain the possible costs associated with bringing a talent of Montano’s stature.” In other words, it is based on conjecture and not facts. The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission, while it cannot divulge the costs…

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Carnival Carnival Culture Entertianment Labour 

Antigua’s Carnival 2018 set to launch this weekend

“Revel in Greatness”, the theme for this year’s Carnival celebration will be unveiled by the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission (ABFC) at the Official Launch of the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival, this weekend. Commencing promptly at 2:00 PM on Saturday 21st, the city will come alive with the sweet sounds of steel pan music at various hot spots around St. John’s. Meanwhile, on Independence Avenue, where the Official Launch will take place, patrons can expect a host of free activities for the family, especially the children, including, bounce castles and…

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Entertianment 

Prime Minister Encourages Antiguans and Barbudans to Support One Nation Concert

After a huge success at the first staging of the One Nation Concert, brainchild of Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne, thousands are looking forward to the second staging tomorrow, Saturday 13th January 2018. Last year, over 10,000 persons packed the Antigua Recreation Grounds (ARG) to witness the first of its kind, which cost the attendees nothing. After the concert, many Antiguans and Barbudans expressed appreciation for the well-attended concert, noting their delight for an evening of world class entertainment with a family friendly environment.  Thousands are expected once again at this…

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Disaster Management Entertianment Tourism 

(VIDEO) UB40 Come Back Darling Filmed in Antigua

UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, filmed a new music video for their Greatest Album hit Come Back Darling in a bid to reassure Brits that the region is ready for tourists to ‘come back’ following a concerted recovery effort. Virgin Holidays Managing Director, Joe Thompson, said: “Virgin Holidays works incredibly closely with tourism authorities across the region and want to put the Caribbean back on people’s radar for their 2018 holiday.  The islands are as stunning as ever and the misconception that the whole region has been devastated…

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Community Education Entertianment Literature 

Logos Hope Coming to Antigua

Logos Hope will soon arrive in St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda and be opened to the public from October 5th through October 15th at Nevis Street Pier. This unique vessel with international crewmembers offers exclusive onboard events for people of all ages, in addition to its array of quality, affordable books. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the crew in the book fair and the events on the ship! Guests can experience unique cultures and hear stories from people representing many nations around the world. All events have…

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Entertianment 

Antigua Carnival 2017 Dubbed A ‘Resounding Success’

After twenty weeks of non-stop feting across Antigua and Barbuda, the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Antigua’s Carnival 2017, has certainly left its’ mark on the psyche of all it’s Patrons. For the people of Antigua and Barbuda, the 60th anniversary was not only a period of recognition and celebration, showcasing the nation’s Cultural arts, Music and Mas, it was a period of reflection of our emancipation from slavery. For over two weeks, thousands of residents, returning nationals and visitors basked in the wonderful Carnival atmosphere at (CARNIVAL CITY)…

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Entertianment 

Festivals Commission Commences Review of 2017 Carnival

The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission will commence review of the 2017 Carnival festivities when it holds a series of meetings with Sub-Committee Chairpersons and stakeholders from this weekend. Chairman of the Commission, Maurice Merchant said that the review is necessary in order to look at ways to improve the overall festival.  He said that on immediate reflection, the Commission will look at Junior Carnival to include Jr. Calypso and Jr. Party Monarch which has grown tremendously over the years. “Jr. Mas has grown by leaps and bounds over the…

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Entertianment 

Newest Edition of Mas Magazine now available

With the second edition of MIA (Mas In Antigua), Myst Carnival extends its efforts to promote not only Antigua’s Carnival but Antigua and Barbuda as a destination. MIA, is a Myst Carnival publication created as a marketing tool to support the growth and development of Antigua’s Carnival. It provides readers with a multitude of reasons why they should come to Antigua for Carnival, and stay for the destination. From the beautifully crafted costumes, to the pulsating rhythms of local music, to the good energy and vibe, to fun events, to…

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Carnival 2016 Entertianment 

Carnival 2016 Prize Monies to be Paid in Full

Minister with responsibility for National Festivals the Hon. E. P. Chet Greene has announced that Carnival 2016 prize monies are currently being paid by the Festivals Commission and will be paid in full by Monday 9th January. The Minister said that he has instructed the Chairman of the Festivals Commission, Maurice Merchant to commence the payments with the desire to have all prize monies to include prizes to Mas owners and steelbands paid in full by Monday. He also outlined that the Festival Commission Chairman will immediately commence  preparations to make payments…

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