Festivals minister disappointed with the Miss Antigua Barbuda Pageant
Antigua Observer

Daryll Matthew, the minister of Culture and National Festivals, is disappointed with this year’s Miss Antigua Barbuda Competition. He shared his thoughts during a postmortem carnival interview on OBSERVER AM...

Service providers need to be reasonable – festivals minister
Antigua Observer

“It cannot be fair, right or reasonable that the government invests significant funds into our festival through waiver of duties and so forth and on the back end you get faced with threats and ultimatums and so forth...

EDITORIAL: The unfortunate politics of Carnival
Antigua Observer

During a post-Carnival interview, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ali and Associates mas’ troupe, Alister Thomas, indicated that it was his belief that in order to improve our Carnival product, there must be...

We need to remove politics from carnival
Antigua Observer

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ali and Associates Mas Troupe, Alister Thomas, believes that to improve the product of carnival, there must be a review of how carnival has been produced in the past.

Insane Carnival elated with wins despite criticism over costumes
Antigua Observer

Insane Carnival will continue to celebrate their win of Band of Year and the T-Shirt Mas competition despite criticism by the public that their costumes amount to camouflage which is illegal for civilians to wear in...

Police report incident-free carnival
Antigua Observer

Up until 8 o'clock last night, police were reporting a ‘relatively quiet’ carnival season, while at the same time expressing sincere gratitude to the public and other agencies that assisted in ensuring that law...

Jumpy soca monarch admits shock
Antigua Observer

The newly crowned Jumpy Monarch, Tian Winter, says nabbing top spot came as a surprise. Winter won the jumpy section of the competition for his performance of All For One. He was visibly surprised when the judges’...

Stonewall pulling out of Carnival
Antigua Observer

Popular sound system Stonewall is packing up and pulling out of Carnival City at the Antigua Recreation Ground over non payment.

EDITORIAL: More police
Antigua Observer

Antigua and Barbuda’s Carnival is the country’s premiere event. We bill it as the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival and to do so we have to offer a safe festival where locals and visitors can enjoy a...

Practice proper food safety during Carnival
Antigua Observer

Ount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) is urging consumers and vendors to be more vigilant with the consumption and handling of food during the carnival celebrations.

EDITORIAL: Media gold
Antigua Observer

We are not quite sure if the Director-General of Communications for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, and current chairman of the Antigua Barbuda Festivals Commission, Mr. Maurice Merchant was asked to respond to...

Fourteen to compete in 2018 Scotiabank Mr and Miss Teenage Pageant
Antigua Observer

Fourteen contestants from 11 secondary schools across the twin island state will vie for the coveted titles of Mr. and Miss Teenage Pageant 2018, this evening at Carnival City.

Motorists encouraged to adhere to Carnival traffic management
Antigua Observer

The head of Traffic Department is making an urgent plea for motorists to adhere to the traffic management plan that is in place for the duration of the 2018 carnival festivities.

Carnival Queens celebrate even in face of confusion
Antigua Observer

The 2018 edition of Miss Antigua and Barbuda may have left an air of confusion among patrons last night but that isn’t stopping the three newly named queens from celebrating. This year’s pageant was a far...

Vendors demand meeting over placement dispute
Antigua Observer

Vegetable and fruit Vendors from the public market are demanding an audience with the Director of the St John’s Development Corporation, SJDC. Several vendors are upset because a decision was reportedly taken to...

Kanabis keeping Jamaican music alive in Antigua
Jamaica Observer

In the sound system arena, the fittest of sounds shall survive. And that's exactly what Antigua-based Kanabis Sound is doing.Known throughout the region and having competed in and won several sound clashes, Kanabis Sound...

Jamaican sound system thriving in Antigua
Jamaica Star

Known throughout the region and having competed in and won several sound clashes, Antigua-based Kanabis Sound is easily one of the few which continue to promote reggae and dancehall regionally.The sound was born out of a...

Late arrival of mangoes affects festival
Antigua Observer

The usually highly anticipated annual mango fest is not going to be hels this year.

Late arrival of mangoes affect festival
Antigua Observer

The usually highly anticipated annual mango fest is not going to be hels this year.

Junior calypso monarch and junior soca monarch finalists 2018
Antigua Observer

The groovy and jumpy soca monarch competition for the juniors is on July 27, while the junior calypsonians will compete on August 1.

Panorama Stage stays with a compromise
Antigua Observer

The second threat to boycott this year’s panorama competition really ought not to have been made according to minister of festivals, Daryll Matthew who said the pan association’s demand for monies that were owed...

Panorama Competition is on
Antigua Observer

The executive members of the Antigua and Barbuda Pan Association say it was never their intention to boycott the 2018 Antigua Commercial Bank Panorama Competition, despite information contained in a letter to the National...

Govt’ scraps changes to Carnival Tuesday route, introduces new route for Opening Parade
Antigua Observer

The National Festivals Commission has abandoned proposed changes to the route for the carnival Tuesday parade - one of the major events marking the official end of the country’s annual summer festival.

National Youth Choir to perform for the Queen
Antigua Observer

The National Youth Choir of Antigua and Barbuda will be travelling to the United Kingdom (U.K.) as part of a special tour organised by the Office of the High Commissioner and the Ministry of Sports, Culture, National...

Antigua announces escrow account for back pay
Dominica Vibes

(Antigua Observer) Public sector workers could be closer to getting long-awaited back pay when the government fulfills its promise to set aside half a million dollars each month in an escrow account. During...

Government announces escrow account for back pay
Antigua Observer

Public sector workers could be closer to getting long-awaited back pay when the government fulfills its promise to set aside half a million dollars each month in an escrow account. During yesterday’s post-Cabinet...

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