Antiguan family affair
Jamaica Observer

IN the four years Antiguan production company Federation Family Studio has been around, it has provided a platform for a number of that country's reggae and dancehall artistes.

Heavy promotion ahead of Carnival 2019
Antigua Observer

Members of the National Festivals Commission are actively promoting and marketing Carnival 2019 way ahead of schedule.  Two teams from the Commission are currently on separate missions overseas promoting the annual...

Dovey Magnum heads to Antigua
Jamaica Star

Reggae/dancehall artiste Dovey Magnum has been breaking barriers, securing hits, and cementing her presence in the music industry over the past year.The artiste, who is known for her raunchy singles, seductive appeal and...

Kanabis drops 'red-hot' mixtape
Jamaica Observer

IN a move to promote its brand globally, Antigua-based sound system Kanabis has released a mixtape titled Vibes Don't Lie Vol 1. The project, which features more than 40 tracks, was released a month ago and distributed by...

Carnival Cruise executives visit Antigua
Antigua Observer

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has reiterated his government’s commitment to expanding and developing this country’s cruise tourism product.

Matthew: I was not aware it wasn’t an indoor facility
Antigua Observer

Minister of Sports, Festivals and the Arts, Daryll Matthew expressed his shock and disappointment on the revelation that the multiplex facility being constructed in the Grays Green area is not an indoor basketball arena.

Dominican found guilty of fraud in Antigua
Dominica News Online

A Dominican mechanic living in Antigua and Barbuda has been found guilty of fraud and was ordered to pay $6,000 forthwith by Antiguan Magistrate Joane Walsh or face two years at Her Majesty’s Prison....

Women Warriors aim for positive finish
Trinidad Guardian

T&T Women Warriors will be hoping to end their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Final Round Qualifiers to the CONCACAF Final Round on a high when they Bermuda from 4 pm in Kingston, Jamaica today. On Friday night at...

Soca Princesses’ defence falls apart
Trinidad Guardian

Jamaica’s Khadija Shaw scored a late double to help sink T&T 4-1 in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Final Round Qualifiers to the CONCACAF Final Round of World Cup qualifiers in Jamaica, yesterday. In the top...

Soca Princesses Record 2nd Win
Trinidad Guardian

Kayla Taylor netted a first-half double as the T&T Women footballers strolled past Antigua and Barbuda 5-0 for a second win from as many matches. The teams met in the Women’s Caribbean Football Union Final Round...

Self focus - Reggae Girlz hunt second win against unfamiliar Bermuda - Marc Stamp/Gleaner Writer
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica will look for their second consecutive win when they face off against Bermuda in the CONCACAF Caribbean Women's World Cup Qualifier at the National Stadium today at 7 p.m.In the first game of the double-header,...

Syrian Soca and Breakfast Fete to debut at Cassada Gardens
Antigua Observer

At least four new horses, including first-timer, Syrian Soca, will be on show for the Antigua Turf Club’s (ATC) Back to School Race Meet scheduled for September 2 at the Cassada Gardens Race Track.

Dominica promotes WCMF in Antigua and Barbuda
Dominica News Online

Even though Dominica is still rebuilding from Hurricane Maria, the organizers of the Dominica Festivals Commission believe the staging of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) will be successful this year. In fact, the...

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.

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