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					                    WELCOME TO ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
Dear Reader,                                        The exhibition and dis-    beaches. The crystal clear blue
                                        play of our cultural rhapsody is       water and the romantic scenic
            Welcome to this issue of    only matched by the friendliness       views will entice you to immerse
Enjoy! and to the wonderful and         and hospitality of our people--a       yourself in the therapeutic waters
picturesque images and fascinating      treat you will encounter throughout    of the Caribbean Sea.
articles about Antigua and              your stay here in Antigua and                    And while on Antigua, I
Barbuda.                                Barbuda. The friendliness and hos-     encourage you to visit our sister
            I am indeed thrilled that   pitality of our people is unmatched    island Barbuda, just fifteen minutes
you have joined us, or are planning     anywhere else in the world.            away by air. There, you can relax
to join us soon on your dream                       Our friendly and helpful   on the world’s only pink sand
vacation. You have made the right       taxi drivers will take you to one of   beach, fall in love with our frigate
choice. Our twin island destina-        the destination’s exquisite proper-    bird sanctuary, as you watch the
tion of Antigua and Barbuda is          ties or on a journey to one of our     graceful movements and captivat-
indeed the ideal getaway for any-       many cultural and historic sites       ing imagery of such wonderful
one who wants to enjoy a great and      including Fig Tree Drive, Fort         species, or visit the historic
exciting vacation.                      James, Devil’s Bridge, Shirley’s       Marcella tower before enjoying a
            Your trip to paradise       Height, Nelson’s Dockyard or           sumptuous taste of a variety of
begins from the moment you touch        Christian Valley.                      Barbuda’s many seafood delights.
down at the V. C. Bird International                To stimulate your taste              Like most of our visitors,          John H. Maginley
Airport or the Heritage Quay pier.      buds you can spend your evenings       I am sure that you will cultivate an
At that point you will be greeted by    sampling the tantalizing local cui-    everlasting friendship with our
one of our cultural ambassadors         sine of Antigua and Barbuda.           people, our beaches, our culture,      country. Come again and bring the
and serenaded with the sweet            Dining in comfort at one of our        our cuisine, and our country that      entire family. And enjoy!
sounds of the pan, considered by        hotel restaurant or at one of the      will make you wish that you could
some to be the most fascinating         many fine restaurants scatted          stay even longer and to return.
musical instrument created in the       throughout the island will be a                  As Minister of Tourism,      John H. Maginley,
                                                                                                                      Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation
20th century, or by the melodious       pleasure.                              Civil Aviation and Culture, I wel-
                                                                                                                      and Culture.
rhythm of calypso by one of our                     High on our list of spe-   come you to Antigua and Barbuda.
gifted artiste.                         cial treat is our 365 magnificent      Explore all the hidden gems of the


                                                           CONTENTS
 4-7 What’s On                                                                            Going Shopping
                                                                                 12       Christmas Gifts Made in
          On Our Cover                                                                    Antigua
   8      Christmas In Antigua
                                                                                          At the Hotels
                                                                                 14       47 Years of Service at Galley Bay
          On The Sea
   9      The Seasons of Antigua                                                 14       Lighthouse Bay’s New Wedding
                                                                                          Services
          Nights Out
  10 Chill Out with Jazz at Russell’s                                                     Our Favorite Beaches
                                                                                 15       Barbuda-Best Beaches in the
          Eating Out                                                                      Caribbean
  11 Traditional Christmas Dinner at
                                                                                          Out and About
     Bay House
                                                                                 16       Caribbean Airlines’ New Direct
  12 Solaris Brings a Greek Accent to
                                                                                          Flights
     Antigua
  12 Calabash Restaurant Re-Opens                                               On The Cover
                                                                                The Christmas season in Antigua begins with the lighting of the
                                                                                Christmas lights display at Shoul's Toys Gifts and Housewares on
                                                                                Newgate Street in St. John's.
                                                                                Photo by Gemma Hazelwood

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     WHAT’S ON                                                         BIRD ISLAND FERRY operated by Antigua Ocean
                                                                       Adventures, leaves Shell Beach Marina at 9, 10 and
                                                                       11 am, US$ 25 per person. (268) 464-7576/561-1835,
                                                                       oceanadventures@candw.ag

Continuing Event                                                       ANCHORAGE CENTRE ART FAIR, Anchorage Rooms,
                                                                       Dockyard Drive, English Harbour, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
        ART SHOW--JAN FARRARA, Impressions of Sunlight, at             (268) 561-0845, marilynlinnington@hotmail.com
        Abracadabra, English Harbour, show open until Dec.
        14. (268) 460-2701, abra@candw.ag                              “ALL COMERS” COMPETITIVE KEELBOAT SAILING
                                                                       EVENT, Jolly Harbour Yacht Club, weekly competitive
        ART SHOW—LUCY TULLOCH, painted photography, at                 sailing in a relaxed atmosphere. pippapettingell@hotmail.com
        Abracadabra, English Harbour, show opens Dec. 15, runs to
        (268) 460-2701, abra@candw.ag                                  UNWINE, big banana airport location, specials on glasses
                                                                       and bottles of wine, 12:00-9:00 pm. (268)480-6981,
                                                                       nancy@bigbanana-antigua.com
Daily Events
                                                                       CARIB BEER PROMOTION, Dogwatch Tavern, Jolly
        ECO TOUR, Adventure Antigua, snorkeling and exploring          Harbour, 5:00 pm. (268) 462-6550, dogwatchtavern@aol.com
        islands of the North Sound and Bird Island, lunch.
        (268) 726-6355, info@adventureantigua.com                      OPEN FOR DINNER, The Villas at Sunset Lane, McKinnons,
                                                                       a sit down dining experience, 6:30 pm. (268) 562-7791,
        LOBSTER LUNCH TOUR, Creole Cruises, sea tour of                info@villasatsunsetlane.com
        northern area with snorkeling and lunch.
        (268) 460-5130, info@creolecruisesantigua.com                  SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL- Fish and Seafood, Food
                                                                       Fantasies Plus, Airport Road, EC$ 25 per
        JABBERWOCKY DAY SAIL, Jabberwocky Yacht Charters,              person. (268)562-7236, fantasiesfood@gmail.com
        Private crewed yacht charter for 2 - 10 people., 10:00 am -
        4:30 pm. (268) 764-0595, info@adventurecaribbean.com           EXOTIC MALE DANCE SHOW, Antigua Rhythms,
                                                                       The Hall, Airport Road. Ladies - male exotic dance
                                                                       show, gates open 7:00 pm, showtime 9:00 p.m.,
        SAIL SUNNY SIDE DAY CHARTER, Sail Sunny Side,                  EC $50 and $75 VIP. (268) 772-1358,
        10:00 am. (268) 720-7270, inquiries@sailsunnyside.com          antiguarhythms@live.com
        XTREME CIRCUMNAVIGATION TOUR, Adventure                        WADADLI OPEN MIC - CHRISTMAS EDITION, Best of Books
        Antigua, fast boat around the island with snorkeling           & Made In Antigua, Themes: ‘Christmas in Antigua’ and ‘Of
        stops and lunch. (268) 726-6355,                               Reindeer and Donkeys’, 7:30 pm. (268) 562-3198,
        info@adventureantigua.com                                      bestofbooks@yahoo.com Telephone: +1
        ZIP LINE & BEACH COMBO TOURS, Antigua Rainforest               CRUISE ON CORAL ARK, Heritage Quay, sponsored by
        Canopy Tour, Fig Tree Drive. Experience it to believe!, 9:30   The Summer Project , 8:00 pm, EC$ 30. (268) 722-4446,
        am-3:00 pm, Adults EC$ 125. (268) 562-6363, arc@candw.ag       the.summerproject@hotmail.com

Saturday, December 11, 2010                                            SPIRITED BAND LIVE, Jolly Harbour Sports Club, Bar &
                                                                       Restaurant, 8:30 pm. (268)562-2637/562-2840,
                                                                       rosan@jollyharbourantigua.com
        49TH ANNUAL ANTIGUA CHARTER YACHT SHOW,
        English Harbour & Falmouth Harbour, not open to the public.    KARAOKE NIGHT, C & C Wine Bar, St. John’s,
        (268) 764-5941/764-5941,                                       9:00 pm. (268) 460-7025, ccwinehouse@hotmail.com
        info@antigua-charter-yacht-meeting.com
                                                                       SUGAR HOUSE-DJ PURIST, Sugar Club, Jolly Harbour.
        LIPSTICK CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY,                            DJ Purist delivering you the best deejaying in Antigua,9:30
        Heritage Quay, 'A deal for a day' to show customer             pm (268) 562-7700 ext. 333, hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com
        appreciation. (268) 562-1133, lipstickantigua@hotmail.com

        OPTIMIST & LASER RACING, Antigua Yacht Club ,                  CHEESE KAKE FACTORY ANNIVERSARY, The Coast,
        9:30 am – 4:00 pm, Free for members. (268) 460-1799,           Heritage Quay, 10.00 pm , Admission EC$30.
        yachtclub@candw.ag                                             (268) 562-6278, info@coast.ag

Saturday December 11 2010                                                                                                      Page 3
Sunday, December 12, 2010                                                    PIANO LOUNGE WITH VINCENT BLAZE, Sugar Club,
                                                                             Sugar Ridge, Jolly Harbour.Playing classical piano music, 6:00
         YM PREP AND EXAM, Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly                  pm. (268) 562-7700 ext. 333, hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com
         Harbour, US$ 1450 + tax. (268) 562-6696,
         antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com                                       JAZZ NIGHT at Treetops Entertainment, Coolidge, 7:00 pm-
                                                                             2:00 am. (268) 461-3014, harkerp@candw.ag
         3RD ANNUAL WALK/RUN, Subway, Fit For Fun/Fit For Life               MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, Jolly Harbour Sports
         Event 2010 to benefit the Antigua & Barbuda Cancer Society.         Club, Bar & Restaurant, (268) 562-2637/562-2840,
         Starts at Subway on Redcliffe Street in St. John’s, 9:00 am.        rosan@jollyharbourantigua.com
         Entry Fee EC$25 for adults, $15 for children. (268) 562-5539,
         subwayantigua@candw.ag                                              MONDAY NIGHT SPECIAL – Stuffed Chicken Breast,
                                                                             Food Fantasies Plus, EC$25.00. 268 (562-7236),
         SUNDAY FUN SAILING, Antigua Yacht Club,                             fantasiesfood@gmail.com
         9:30-11:30 a.m. (268) 460-1799, yachtclub@candw.ag

         SUNDAY BRUNCH, Reef Gardens, English Harbour,                   Tuesday, December 14, 2010
         10:00 am - 4:00 pm. (268) 463-7838, palmtree2256@aol.com
                                                                             YM PREP AND EXAM, Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly
         SUNDAY BRUNCH, Cloggy's at the Antigua Yacht Club,                  Harbour, US$ 1450 + tax. (268) 562-6696,
         English Harbour, Cuban Band Live, 10:30 am-4:00 pm                  antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com
         (268) 460-6910, cloggyscafe@yahoo.com
                                                                             OCEAN YACHTMASTER THEORY 5 DAY COURSE,
         SUNDAY BRUNCH, Millers by the Sea, Fort James,                      Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly Harbour, 9:00 am - 5:00
         11:30 am - 4:00 pm, EC$ 40. (268) 462-9414                          pm, US$ 890 + tax. (268) 562-6696,
                                                                             antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com
         SUNDAY BRUNCH, The Tides Restaurant,
         Dutchman’s Bay, 12:00- 4:00pm, EC$ 89/Adult.                        BIRD ISLAND FERRY operated by Antigua Ocean
         (268)462-TIDE (8433), thetides@apuainet.ag                          Adventures, leaves Shell Beach Marina at 9, 10 and 11 am,
                                                                             US$ 25 per person. (268) 464-7576/561-1835,
         PIG ROAST SUNDAY, Dennis Cocktail Bar & Restaurant ,                oceanadventures@candw.ag
         Ffryes Beach, 12:00 pm, EC$ 50.dennis_thomas1@hotmail.com
                                                                             FACEBOOK COMPETITION, Sugar Club, Sugar
         KIDS EAT FREE, Al Porto Restaurant, Jolly Harbour.                  Ridge, Jolly Harbour. 5 days & 5 fantastic prizes, log into
         (268) 562-7848, angiedickinson@shaw.ca                              www.facebook.com/antiguanice for your chance to win,
                                                                             starts midday each day. (268) 562-7700 ext.333,
         STOREWIDE SALE, Flo's Perfume Plus, Long Street,                    hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com
         St. John’s, 15% store wide sale!, 12:00 pm-8:00 pm.
         (268) 562-5618, flosperfumeplus@candw.ag                            LASER RACING, Antigua Yacht Club, English Harbour,free
                                                                             to the public, 4:00 pm. (268) 460-1799, yachtclub@candw.ag
         BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, Jolly Harbour Sports Bar &
         Restaurant, open to all comers, 1:30 pm. (268)562-2637/             241 PIZZA at Al Porto, Jolly Harbour, 5:00 pm –
         562-2840, rosan@jollyharbourantigua.com                             Midnight. (268) 562-7848, angiedickinson@shaw.ca

         SUNDOWN SUNDAYS, Castaways Restaurant & Beach Bar,                  CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT, Antigua Yacht Club, English
         3:00 pm, includes Beach BBQ. (268) 562-4446,                        Harbour, presented by Island Academy, 6:00-9:30 pm. Free
         castaways.antigua@gmail.com                                         entry, prize raffle, food, drink and merchandise for sale.
                                                                             (268) 728-7807
         HARBOUR TRIO AND BUELL, live music at Russell's Bar &
         Seafood Restaurant, Ft. James, 4:00-11:00 pm.                       TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL – Ribs, Food Fantasies
         (268) 462-5479, russellsfortjames@gmail.com                         Plus, EC$ 25. (268) 562-7236, fantasiesfood@gmail.com

         COCO SHOP FIRST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TRUNK                              POOL COMPETITION, Dogwatch Tavern, Jolly Harbour,
         SHOW, Hadeed Residence, Crosbies, 4:30-7:00 pm.                     8:30 pm. (268) 462-6550, dogwatchtavern@aol.com
         Men’s and women’s clothing, stationery, home goods,
         Christmas gifts made in Antigua. Call ahead (268) 720-9833          3 CYLINDER BAND LIVE, Mad Mongoose, English
                                                                             Harbour, 10:00 pm. (268) 463-7900, palmtree2256@aol.com
         MUSIC QUIZ, Dogwatch Tavern, Jolly Harbour, 9:00 pm.
         (268) 462-6550, dogwatchtavern@aol.com
                                                                         Wednesday, December 15, 2010
         CHICKIE HI-FI, Mad Mongoose, English Harbour, 10:00 pm.
         (268) 463-7900, palmtree2256@aol.com                                YM PREP AND EXAM, Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly
                                                                             Harbour, US$ 1450 + tax. (268) 562-6696,
Monday, December 13, 2010                                                    antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com

         YM PREP AND EXAM, Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly                  OCEAN YACHTMASTER THEORY 5 DAY COURSE,
         Harbour, US$ 1450 + tax. (268) 562-6696,                            Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly Harbour, 9:00 am - 5:00
         antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com                                       pm, US$ 890 + tax. (268) 562-6696,
         ART SHOW AND WINE TESTING BY QUIN FARARA,                           antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com
         Reef Gardens, English Harbour. (268) 463-7838,
         palmtree2256@aol.com                                                COORDINATING CURRIES COOKING CLASS, Nicole's
                                                                             Table, Cedar Valley, 11:00 am, EC$150. (268) 720 -1620,
         OCEAN YACHTMASTER THEORY 5 DAY COURSE,
         Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly Harbour, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm,        reservations@nicolestable.com
         US$ 890 + tax. (268) 562-6696, antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com
                                                                             FACEBOOK COMPETITION, Sugar Club, Sugar Ridge, Jolly
         FACEBOOK COMPETITION, Sugar Club, Sugar Ridge,                      Harbour. 5 days & 5 fantastic prizes, log into
         Jolly Harbour. 5 days & 5 fantastic prizes, log into
         www.facebook.com/antiguanice for your chance to win, starts         www.facebook.com/antiguanice for your chance to win,
         midday each day. (268) 562-7700 ext. 333,                           starts midday each day. (268) 562-7700 ext. 333,
         hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com                                         hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com

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         WEDNESDAYS BBQ-PARTY NIGHT, Cloggy's at the
         Antigua Yacht Club, 6:30 pm - 9:30pm. (268) 460-6910,          Friday, December 17, 2010
         cloggyscafe@yahoo.com                                              YM PREP AND EXAM, Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly
                                                                            Harbour, US$ 1450 + tax. (268) 562-6696,
         WEDNESDAY DINNER, Chippy Antigua, Dickenson Bay,                   antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com
         4:00-9:00 pm. (268) 560-2334, chippyantigua@msn.com
                                                                            OCEAN YACHTMASTER THEORY 5 DAY COURSE,Ondeck
         JAZZ NIGHT, Catherine's Cafe', 7:00 -10:00 pm.                     Antigua Sea School, Jolly Harbour, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, US$
         (268) 460–5050, catherinescafe@hotmail.com                         890 + tax. (268) 562-6696, antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com
         RICO & FOREPLAY BAND, Sugar Club, Sugar Ridge, Jolly               OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER, Reef Gardens, English
         Harbour. JazzMatzz, 7:00 pm, free entry. (268) 562-7700 ext.       Harbour. Lunch noon-3:00 pm, Dinner 6:00-10:00 pm.
         333, hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com                                   (268) 463-7838, palmtree2256@aol.com
         LINE & SALSA DANCING, Dogwatch Tavern, Jolly Harbour,              FACEBOOK COMPETITION, Sugar Club, Sugar Ridge, Jolly
         7:00 pm-until. (268) 462-6550, dogwatchtavern@aol.com              Harbour. 5 days & 5 fantastic prizes, log into www.face
                                                                            book.com/antiguanice for your chance to win, starts midday
         SUSHI NIGHT, Castaways Restaurant & Beach Bar,                     each day. (268) 562-7700 ext. 333,
         Jolly Harbour, 7:00 pm. (268) 562-4446,                            hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com
         castaways.antigua@gmail.com
                                                                            FRIDAYS AT CHIPPY, Chippy Antigua , Dickenson Bay, 4:00-
         WEDNESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL – Pizza/Salads, Food                       9:00 pm. (268) 560-2334, chippyantigua@msn.com
         Fantasies Plus, Airport Road, Priced to Order.
         (268) 562-7236, fantasiesfood@gmail.com                            FRIDAY KARAOKE, Millers by the Sea, Ft. James, starting
                                                                            at 5:00 pm. (268) 462-9414
         LAST LAP WEDNESDAY MOVIE SCHEDULE,
         Deluxe Cinemas, St. John’s, EC$ 5. (268) 562-4036,                 SUNSET LOUNGE & APERITIVO, The Beach, Dickenson
         deluxe@candw.ag                                                    Bay, 5:30 pm. (268) 480-6940, thebeach@candw.ag
         NEW AGE KAROAKE NIGHT, Jolly Harbour Sports                        BONFIRE & BBQ, Dennis Cocktail Bar & Restaurant , Ffryes
         Club, Bar & Restaurant, 8:30 pm. (268) 562-2637/                   Beach, starting at 6:00 pm, $EC 25 -35. (268) 728-5086,
         562-2840, rosan@jollyharbourantigua.com                            dennis_thomas1@hotmail.com

Thursday, December 16, 2010                                                 OPEN FOR DINNER, The Villas at Sunset Lane, McKinnons,
                                                                            a sit down dining experience, 6:30 pm. (268) 562-7791,
                                                                            info@villasatsunsetlane.com
         YM PREP AND EXAM, Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly
         Harbour, US$ 1450 + tax. (268) 562-6696,                           DESERT ISLAND DISCO, Abracadabra Restaurant & Disco-
         antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com                                      Bar, English Harbour. With DJ Alan Russell of Black Vinyl
                                                                            Records. (268) 460-2701, abra@candw.ag
         OCEAN YACHTMASTER THEORY 5 DAY COURSE,
         Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly Harbour, 9:00 am - 5:00           LACU & CUTTING EDGE, live music, Russell's Bar &
         pm, US$ 890 + tax. (268) 562-6696,                                 Seafood Restaurant, Ft. James, 7:00-11:00 pm.
         antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com                                      (268) 462-5479, russellsfortjames@gmail.com
         BIRD ISLAND FERRY operated by Antigua Ocean                        BINGO NIGHT, Dogwatch Tavern, Jolly Harbour, 7:00 pm.
         Adventures, leaves Shell Beach Marina at 9, 10 and                 (268) 462-6550, dogwatchtavern@aol.com
         11 am, US$ 25 per person. (268) 464-7576/561-1835,
         oceanadventures@candw.ag                                           ASIAN FRIDAYS, The Tides Restaurant, Dutchman’s Bay,
                                                                            6:30-9:30 pm. (268)462-TIDE (8433), thetides@apuainet.ag
         FACEBOOK COMPETITION, Sugar Club, Sugar Ridge, Jolly
         Harbour. 5 days & 5 fantastic prizes, log into                     FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL—Pork, Food Fantasies Plus,
         www.facebook.com/antiguanice for your chance to win, starts        Airport Road, EC$ 25. (268)562-7236,
         midday each day. (268) 562-7700 ext. 333,                          fantasiesfood@gmail.com
         hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com
                                                                            DJ INKZ, music and dancing, Treetops Entertainment,
         LASER RACING, Antigua Yacht Club, English Harbour, free            Coolidge, (268) 461-3014, harkerp@candw.ag
         to the public, 4:00 pm. (268) 460-1799, yachtclub@candw.ag
                                                                            SPIRITED BAND, Mad Mongoose, English Harbour.
         BERNARD VALMONT, live music, Treetops Entertainment,               (268) 463-7900, palmtree2256@aol.com
         5:30-11:30 pm. (268) 461-3014, harkerp@candw.ag
                                                                            EASY EDD SMOOTH JAZZ, Sugar Club, Sugar Ridge, Jolly
         LASAGNA NIGHT, C & C Wine Bar, St. John’s, starts at 6:00          Harbour , 8:00 pm. (268) 562-7700 ext. 333, :
         pm. (268) 460-7025, ccwinehouse@hotmail.com                        hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com

         SUSHI LOUNGE, The Beach, Dickenson Bay,                            KARAOKE BONFIRE NIGHT, Castaways Restaurant &
         7:00-10:00 pm. (268) 480-6940, thebeach@candw.ag                   Beach Bar, 8:00 pm. (268) 562-4446,
                                                                            castaways.antigua@gmail.com
         THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL—Steak/Pasta, Food
         Fantasies Plus, Airport Road, Steak/Pasta: EC$ 25/40.              ISLAND TREATS ALL-INCLUSIVE FETE, Scott’s Hill, present
         (268)562-7236, fantasiesfood@gmail.com                             ed by Island Vybz Entertainment, 9 pm-4:30 am. Live local
                                                                            bands and DJs. Tickets EC $100 1-night, $175 2-night in
                                                                            advance, $125 at the door. (268) 779-6058,
         THURSDAY KARAOKE, Dogwatch Tavern, Jolly Harbour,
                                                                            island.vybz.entertainment@gmail.com
         9:00 pm. (268) 462-6550, dogwatchtavern@aol.com

         LINKUP THURSDAYS, The Coast, Heritage Quay.                    Saturday, December 18, 2010
         Hosted by IBIS the Livest, 10:00 pm-4:00 am, Admission
         EC$20. (268) 562-6278, info@coast.ag                               YM PREP AND EXAM, Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly
                                                                            Harbour, US$ 1450 + tax. (268) 562-6696,
                                                                            antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com

Saturday December 11 2010                                                                                                         Page 5
         PASSIONS CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY, Longchamp &                    PIG ROAST SUNDAY, Dennis Cocktail Bar & Restaurant ,
         Passions, Heritage Quay. 'A deal for a day' to show customer       Ffryes Beach, 12:00 pm, EC$ 50.
         appreciation. (268) 562-5295, passions@candw.ag                    dennis_thomas1@hotmail.com

         OPTIMIST & LASER RACING, Antigua Yacht Club, English               KIDS EAT FREE, Al Porto Restaurant, Jolly Harbour.
         Harbour, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, Free to members.                       (268) 562-7848, angiedickinson@shaw.ca
                                                                            Email: angiedickinson@shaw.ca Telephone: +1 (268) 562-7848
         (268) 460-1799, yachtclub@candw.ag
                                                                            BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, Jolly Harbour Sports Bar
         BIRD ISLAND FERRY operated by Antigua Ocean                        & Restaurant, open to all comers, 1:30 pm.
         Adventures, leaves Shell Beach Marina at 9, 10 and 11 am,          (268)562-2637/562-2840, rosan@jollyharbourantigua.com
         US$ 25 per person. (268) 464-7576/561-1835,
         oceanadventures@candw.ag                                           SUNDOWN SUNDAYS, Castaways Restaurant & Beach Bar,
                                                                            3:00 pm, includes Beach BBQ. (268) 562-4446,
         ANCHORAGE CENTRE ART FAIR, Anchorage Rooms,                        castaways.antigua@gmail.com
         Dockyard Drive, English Harbour, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
         (268) 561-0845, marilynlinnington@hotmail.com                      HARBOUR TRIO AND BUELL, live music at Russell's Bar &
                                                                            Seafood Restaurant, Ft. James, 4:00-11:00 pm.
         OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER, Reef Gardens, English                     (268) 462-5479, russellsfortjames@gmail.com
         Harbour. Lunch noon-3:00 pm, Dinner 6:00-10:00 pm.
         (268) 463-7838, palmtree2256@aol.com                               MUSIC QUIZ, Dogwatch Tavern, Jolly Harbour, 9:00 pm.
                                                                            (268) 462-6550, dogwatchtavern@aol.com
         “ALL COMERS” COMPETITIVE KEELBOAT SAILING
         EVENT, Jolly Harbour Yacht Club, weekly competitive sailing
         in a relaxed atmosphere. pippapettingell@hotmail.com
                                                                        Monday, December 20, 2010
                                                                            SRC RADIO OPERATORS LICENSE CLASS, Ondeck
         UNWINE, big banana airport location, specials on glasses           Antigua Sea School, Jolly Harbour, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, US$
         and bottles of wine, 12:00-9:00 pm. (268)480-6981,                 175 + tax. (268) 562-6696,antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com
         nancy@bigbanana-antigua.com
                                                                            SEAFOOD FANTASIES COOKING CLASS, Nicole's Table,
         CARIB BEER PROMOTION, Dogwatch Tavern, Jolly Harbour,              Cedar Valley, 11:00 am, EC$ 150. (268) 720-1620,
         5:00 pm. (268) 462-6550, dogwatchtavern@aol.com                    reservations@nicolestable.com
         2ND ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR, Reef Gardens, English Harbour.              PIANO LOUNGE WITH VINCENT BLAZE, Sugar Club, ,
         Christmas shopping in the Harbour, 5:00 pm. (268) 463-7838,        Sugar Ridge, Jolly Harbour.Playing classical piano music,
         palmtree2256@aol.com                                               6:00 pm. (268) 562-7700 ext. 333,hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com
         OPEN FOR DINNER, The Villas at Sunset Lane, McKinnons, a           JAZZ NIGHT at Treetops Entertainment, Coolidge, 7:00
         sit down dining experience, 6:30 pm. (268) 562-7791,               pm-2:00 am. (268) 461-3014, harkerp@candw.ag
         info@villasatsunsetlane.com
                                                                            MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, Jolly Harbour Sports Club,
         SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL- Fish and Seafood, Food                     Bar & Restaurant, (268) 562-2637/562-2840,
         Fantasies Plus, Airport Road, EC$ 25 per person.                   rosan@jollyharbourantigua.com
         (268)562-7236, fantasiesfood@gmail.com
                                                                            MONDAY NIGHT SPECIAL – Stuffed Chicken Breast, Food
         KARAOKE NIGHT, C & C Wine Bar, St. John’s, 9:00 pm.                Fantasies Plus, EC$25.00. 268 (562-7236),
         (268) 460-7025, ccwinehouse@hotmail.com                            fantasiesfood@gmail.com
         ISLAND TREATS ALL-INCLUSIVE FETE, Scott’s Hill, present
         ed by Island Vybz Entertainment, 9 pm-4:30 am. Live local      Tuesday, December 21, 2010
         bands and DJs. Tickets EC $100 1-night, $175 2-nights in
         advance, $125 at the door. (268) 779-6058,                         FIRST AID CLASS, Ondeck Antigua Sea School, Jolly
         island.vybz.entertainment@gmail.com                                Harbour, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, US$ 150 + tax. (268) 562-6696,
                                                                            antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com
         DJ NIGEL GORE, Sugar Club, Sugar Ridge, Jolly Harbour.
         Back 2 Life, 9:30 pm. (268) 562-7700 ext. 333,                     BIRD ISLAND FERRY operated by Antigua Ocean
         hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com                                        Adventures, leaves Shell Beach Marina at 9, 10 and 11 am,
                                                                            US$ 25 per person. (268) 464-7576/561-1835,
         THE ABSOLUT CHRISTMAS PARTY, Abracadabra                           oceanadventures@candw.ag
         Restaurant & Disco-Bar, English Harbour, 11:00 pm.
         (268) 460-2701, abra@candw.ag                                      241 PIZZA at Al Porto, Jolly Harbour, 5:00 pm – Midnight.
                                                                            (268) 562-7848, angiedickinson@shaw.ca

Sunday, December 19, 2010                                                   TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL – Ribs, Food Fantasies Plus,
                                                                            EC$ 25. (268) 562-7236, fantasiesfood@gmail.com
         HIGH TIDE SERIES, Antigua Yacht Club, English Harbour.
         (268) 460-1799, yachtclub@candw.ag                                 POOL COMPETITION, Dogwatch Tavern, Jolly Harbour,
                                                                            8:30 pm. (268) 462-6550, dogwatchtavern@aol.com
         SUNDAY FUN SAILING, Antigua Yacht Club, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
         (268) 460-1799, yachtclub@candw.ag                                 3 CYLINDER BAND LIVE, Mad Mongoose, English
                                                                            Harbour, 10:00 pm. (268) 463-7900, palmtree2256@aol.com
         SUNDAY BRUNCH, Reef Gardens, English Harbour, 10:00 am
         - 4:00 pm. (268) 463-7838, palmtree2256@aol.com
         SUNDAY BRUNCH, Cloggy's at the Antigua Yacht Club,
                                                                        Wednesday, December 22, 2010
         English Harbour, Cuban Band Live, 10:30 am-4:00 pm                 HIGH TIDE SERIES, Antigua Yacht Club, English Harbour.
         (268) 460-6910, cloggyscafe@yahoo.com                              (268) 460-1799, yachtclub@candw.ag
         SUNDAY BRUNCH, Millers by the Sea, Fort James, 11:30 am
         - 4:00 pm, EC$ 40. (268) 462-9414                                  POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 CLASS, Ondeck Antigua Sea
                                                                            School, Jolly Harbour, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, US$ 485 + tax.
         SUNDAY BRUNCH, The Tides Restaurant, Dutchman’s Bay,               (268) 562-6696, antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com
         12:00- 4:00pm, EC$ 89/Adult. (268)462-TIDE (8433),
         thetides@apuainet.ag

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         WEDNESDAYS BBQ-PARTY NIGHT, Cloggy's at the                          LINKUP THURSDAYS, The Coast, Heritage Quay. Hosted
         Antigua Yacht Club, 6:30 pm - 9:30pm. (268) 460-6910,                by IBIS the Livest, 10:00 pm-4:00 am, Admission EC$20.
         cloggyscafe@yahoo.com                                                (268) 562-6278, info@coast.ag
         WEDNESDAY DINNER, Chippy Antigua, Dickenson Bay,
         4:00-9:00 pm. (268) 560-2334, chippyantigua@msn.com              Friday, December 24, 2010
         JAZZ NIGHT, Catherine's Cafe', 7:00 -10:00 pm.                       FRIDAYS AT CHIPPY, Chippy Antigua , Dickenson Bay,
         (268) 460–5050, catherinescafe@hotmail.com                           4:00-9:00 pm. (268) 560-2334, chippyantigua@msn.com

         LINE & SALSA DANCING, Dogwatch Tavern, Jolly Harbour,                FRIDAY KARAOKE, Millers by the Sea, Ft. James, starting
         7:00 pm-until. (268) 462-6550, dogwatchtavern@aol.com                at 5:00 pm. (268) 462-9414
         SUSHI NIGHT, Castaways Restaurant & Beach Bar, Jolly                 SUNSET LOUNGE & APERITIVO, The Beach, Dickenson
         Harbour, 7:00 pm. (268) 562-4446,                                    Bay, 5:30 pm. (268) 480-6940, thebeach@candw.ag
         castaways.antigua@gmail.com

         KARISMA, Lee & Joy Live, Sugar Club, Sugar Ridge, Jolly              CHRISTMAS DAY EVE AT BLUE WATERS, Crosbies, 6:00
         Harbour, 7:00 pm. (268) 562-7700 ext. 333,                           pm.bluewaters@threesixtyhotels.com
         hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com
                                                                              OPEN FOR DINNER, The Villas at Sunset Lane,
         WEDNESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL – Pizza/Salads, Food                         McKinnons, a sit down dining experience, 6:30 pm.
         Fantasies Plus, Airport Road, Priced to Order. (268) 562-7236,       (268) 562-7791, info@villasatsunsetlane.com
         fantasiesfood@gmail.com
                                                                              CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER, Al Porto, Jolly Harbour.
         LAST LAP WEDNESDAY MOVIE SCHEDULE, Deluxe                            Authentic Italian Christmas Dinner, 7:00 pm , EC$100.
         Cinemas, St. John’s, EC$ 5. (268) 562-4036,                          (268) 562-7848,angiedickinson@shaw.ca
         deluxe@candw.ag

         SPIRITED BAND, live, Rex Halcyon Cove, Dickenson Bay,                LIVE MUSIC, Russell's Bar & Seafood Restaurant, Fort
         8:30 pm. (268) 462-0256, hcanu@rexresorts.net                        James, 7:00-11:00pm. Email: Telephone: +1 (268) 462-5479,
                                                                              russellsfortjames@gmail.com
         NEW AGE KAROAKE NIGHT, Jolly Harbour Sports Club,
         Bar & Restaurant, 8:30 pm. (268) 562-2637/562-2840,                  CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER PARTY, Dennis Cocktail Bar &
         rosan@jollyharbourantigua.com                                        Restaurant , All inclusive, 7:00 pm.
                                                                              dennis_thomas1@hotmail.com
Thursday, December 23, 2010                                                   ASIAN FRIDAYS, The Tides Restaurant, Dutchman’s Bay,
         POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 CLASS, Ondeck Antigua Sea School,                  6:30-9:30 pm. (268)462-TIDE (8433), thetides@apuainet.ag
         Jolly Harbour, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, US$ 485 + tax.
         (268) 562-6696, antigua@ondeckoceanracing.com                        KARAOKE BONFIRE NIGHT, Castaways Restaurant &
                                                                              Beach Bar, 8:00 pm. (268) 562-4446,
         BIRD ISLAND FERRY operated by Antigua Ocean                          castaways.antigua@gmail.com
         Adventures, leaves Shell Beach Marina at 9, 10 and 11 am,
         US$ 25 per person. (268) 464-7576/561-1835,                          FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL—Pork, Food Fantasies Plus,
         oceanadventures@candw.ag                                             Airport Road, EC$ 25. (268)562-7236,
                                                                              fantasiesfood@gmail.com
         BERNARD VALMONT, live music, Treetops Entertainment,
         5:30-11:30 pm. (268) 461-3014, harkerp@candw.ag
                                                                              DJ INKZ, music and dancing, Treetops Entertainment,
         LASAGNA NIGHT, C & C Wine Bar, St. John’s, starts at 6:00            Coolidge, (268) 461-3014, harkerp@candw.ag
         pm. (268) 460-7025, ccwinehouse@hotmail.com
                                                                              NAUGHTY OR NICE 2K10, Millers by the Sea, Fort James.
         SUSHI LOUNGE, The Beach, Dickenson Bay, 7:00-10:00 pm.               Sexiest Christmas Fete Ever, 10:00 pm-5:00 am, EC$ 35 in
         (268) 480-6940, thebeach@candw.ag                                    advance. (268) 462-9414
         THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL—Steak/Pasta, Food Fantasies                   FULL WHITE ALL-INCLUSIVE FETE, Sunsail Hotel, Hodges
         Plus, Airport Road, Steak/Pasta: EC$ 25/40. (268)562-7236,           Bay, 10:00 pm. Two dance floors, numerous live bands and
         fantasiesfood@gmail.com                                              DJs, tickets $75 in advance. (268) 726-6159 or 723-7287.
         THURSDAY KARAOKE, Dogwatch Tavern, Jolly Harbour,
         9:00 pm. (268) 462-6550, dogwatchtavern@aol.com                      SPIRITED BAND, King's Casino, Heritage Quay, 10:30 pm.
                                                                              (268) 462-1727, kings@candw.ag




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Celebrating an Island Christmas
          Once you get past        see it, you’ll understand why       Christmas Day are times for       of the Crossroads drug treat-
the fact that wearing a Santa      we tell you that you cannot         visiting families and friends     ment facility here.
hat leaves you sweltering and      miss it (literally!).               and enjoying a wide array of                Admission is free,
white powdery sand has to          Carols by Candlelight               tempting goodies, including       and during the afternoon
substitute       for      snow,              Singing Christmas         a black Christmas cake made       members of Hourglass will
Christmas in Antigua can be        carols is a sure-fire way to        with enough rum and wine          be      selling    bottles   of
a great time. Sit back and sip     start the holidays, and this        to put a real holiday buzz on.    Champagne ranging from
on a tall glass of sorrel, the     year Island Academy, one of         Many of those who moved           Freixinet to the higher end
traditional holiday drink          the private schools, is hosting     here from North America or        bubblies from an ice-filled
made from flower blossoms,         Carols by Candlelight at the        Europe (commonly called           dinghy in the Dockyard.
while you decide which of          Antigua Yacht Club in English       “expats”) as well as local res-   Vendors with food and treats
the following activities will      Harbour on Dec. 14 starting         idents make time on               will also be on hand to make
best put you in the mood.          at 6 p.m. The secondary             Christmas Day to travel to        sure the hundreds of merry-
Annual Christmas Lights            school and chamber choirs           Nelson’s Dockyard for the         makers who show up don’t
          Sharing good cheer       from the school will be lead-       Christmas Champagne Party         go away hungry.
by decorating stores and           ing the songs, and a large          starting at noon.                 Partying Hearty
houses with lights and holi-       projection screen will carry                 This event, which                  No holiday period
day figures has become an          the lyrics for those weak on        has been a tradition for over     would be complete without
integral part of Christmas. As     the songs. Other students           30 years, is a fundraiser for     joyous parties with lots of
you travel around the islands      will be selling sorrel, mulled      the Hourglass Foundation, a       drinking       and    dancing.
you’ll see that Antiguans and      wine, mince pies, Santa hats        local organization that has       Antigua can hold its own
Barbudans get into the spirit      (oh, no!), glow sticks and car-     been supporting some impor-       with the best of them when it
just like everyone else. For a     oling candles as a fundraiser       tant charitable groups on the     comes to fetes. Here’s a quick
real treat, don’t miss the local   for the school. Admission is        island such as Women              recap of what’s scheduled:
version of Macy’s at Shoul’s       free.                               Against Rape, Hero House          •         Full White All-
Toys Gifts & Hardware store        Christmas Champagne Party           and       Amazing       Grace     Inclusive Fete – Friday,
on Newgate Street in down-                   For Antiguan resi-        Foundation. They were also        December 24. The scene is
town St. John’s. Once you          dents, Christmas Eve and            one of the organizing forces      the Sunsail Hotel in Hodges
                                                                                                         Bay, where two dance floors
                                                                                                         and a ton of entertainment
                                                                                                         will keep the mood festive.
                                                                                                         Among the performers are
                                                                                                         Tammy & 3 Cylinder, Leepee
                                                                                                         Ching, Char-li-x, Poison
                                                                                                         Dart, DJ Kuma, DJ Sporty, DJ
                                                                                                         Illist, and DJ Callie from
                                                                                                         Canada. The all-inclusive
                                                                                                         ticket price (meaning drinks
                                                                                                         are included) is $75 in
                                                                                                         advance and more at the
                                                                                                         door. Tickets can be pur-
                                                                                                         chased at Evolution, The
                                                                                                         Edge, So Ltd, or by calling
                                                                                                         726-6159 or 723-7287.
                                                                                                         •         Naughty or Nice
                                                                                                         2K10—Friday, December 24.
                                                                                                         This fete, titled “The Sexiest
                                                                                                         Christmas Fete Ever,” takes
                                                                                                         place at Miller’s by the Sea at
             The Annual Christmas Champagne Party at Nelson’s Dockyard always draws a crowd              Fort James. Party goers are
                                         Photo by Ted Martin                                             requested to dress reflecting
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whether they have been            Entertainers include King         Warriors and more. The party        with DJ Tanny and noted
naughty or nice during the past   Warrior, Poison Dar, 3            starts at 6:00 p.m., and admis-     local soca star Tian Winter.
year, and sexy costumed           Seven's,              Bricket     sion is free.                       Everyone is requested to
Santa’s helpers and Santa         Entertainment, Stonewall,         •          DJ Easy Edd & Steel      dress in white, and be at the
Clause stand-ins will help set    Warlord and others. Santa         Pan--Saturday December 25.          dock at Redcliffe Quay by
the mood. Among the per-          will be there with lots of        Billed the “grooviest, laid back-   11:30 a.m., ready to launch
formers are soca star Tian        giveaways. The admission of       est, coolest Christmas,” this       for an afternoon of food,
Winter, Busy Signal and DJs       $20 EC includes a free            event at the Sugar Club Lounge      drink and music. All-inclu-
Tanny, Sistah Souljah, IBIS,      Christmas hat.                    features DJ Easy Edd who spins      sive tickets are $150 EC and
Jime and Zugu. The fun starts     •        Red & White Affair –     smooth jazz. To complement          can be purchased by calling
at 10 p.m and runs until 5 a.m.   Saturday, December 25.            Easy Edd's evening, there will      772-5933 / 728-5428 / 785-
Tickets are $35 EC in advance,    Inspiration Sound presents the    be a Christmas barbeque and         8424, or by emailing three-
available at The Source in St.    Annual Christmas Day block        performances by local steel         scompany268@gmail.com.
John’s, or $45 at the door.       party at A&A Riggings in          pan musicians.
•        Santa Baby 4 –           English Harbour. The event        •          Winter         White     So don’t just sit on the beach
Saturday, December 25. The        features Kannabis, Sistah         Cruise—Sunday, December             or stay in your room. It’s
Coast Nightclub in Heritage       Souljahs, 3 Seven's, Wardadli     26. Antigua’s own pirate boat       Christmas here in Antigua,
Quay will be the scene of         Soujahs,     King    Warrior,     The Black Swan will be the          and there’s plenty of ways to
this party starting at 8 p.m.     Warlord & Sporty, Land Mine,      scene of a Christmas cruise         ENJOY!




ON THE SEA                                                     Does Antigua have seasons?
By Eli Fuller                                These poor creatures near the bottom of         winds make it tough to work on land. This
          Yes! Natural seasonal changes      the food chain are gobbled up by birds          means more swimming and snorkeling,
are best shown by migratory animals and      and larger fish.                                and it’s also the start of Wahoo season.
their environments. Knowing what win-                 With the summer comes hurri-           These delicious fish are shaped like mus-
ter will bring, Arctic Terns, Ruddy          cane season, but the weather is usually         cle packed torpedoes with stripes, and my
Turnstones, Kingfishers and other birds      perfect for beaching and boating. It’s          Dad longs for this time of year when fish-
arrive each autumn. I always smile seeing    when we have the smallest number of             ing with his pals is best.
my first Osprey feeding over the reef.       migratory "tourists" here which means                     Late in the “Fall” the weather
Humpback whales visit from the end of        more free time to fish, dive, snorkel, sail,    changes again, with sea and air temps
January until May, and experiencing          swim, and travel to other islands. As           cooling to the very low 80s. American
these enormous, yet gentle creatures with    summer ends chicks start leaving their          cold fronts occasionally make it all the
their newborn calves is mesmerizing.         nests. Witnessing Seagulls with their           way down, turning it windy and a bit
          As winter changes to spring,       designated teachers giving flying and           chilly. Visitors laugh when we mention
other animals arrive. Dolphin Fish           fishing lessons as we pass though the           the cold (83 degrees is a dream come
(Mahi Mahi) school in large numbers,         offshore islands always makes me                true), but you do feel and see these sea-
and provide great fishing and tasty          laugh. Hawksbill Turtles also nest              sonal changes. Experiencing the sea-
meals. Spring turns and massive Blue         between May and November with each              sons while anticipating the changes the
Marlin congregate off-shore providing a      female laying over 450 eggs each sea-           next will bring makes life on the rock
fisherman's dream "catch and release."       son.                                            something I will never get tired of.
It’s also when “summer” migratory birds               There’s a tiny chance that a hur-
come to lay eggs and feed their chicks.      ricane (6 direct hits in 50 years) will cause   Eli Fuller is a lifelong resident of Antigua
To insure this all works, there are even     trouble, but just adds intrigue to each sea-    and owner of Adventure Antigua boat
bigger schools of tiny fish hatching.        son. Summer ends and gentle warm                tours.




                      Let them know you saw it
                    in Enjoy! Antigua & Barbuda
Saturday December 11 2010                                                                                                          Page 9
NIGHTS OUT
Chill Out with
Jazz at Russell s
         When you’ve had enough of the lilting steel pan and             The Harbour Trio performs at Russells every Sunday night
the raucous soca, you may want to chill out with an evening with a wide repertoire of music ranging from blues, jazz and R&B
of jazz. On Sunday, the place to be is Russell’s at Fort James, songs to swing and Latin rhythms. The trio, consisting of Eddie
where the Harbour Trio entertains in style.                      on the keyboard, Jagger on bass, and Burnie on drums, are all
         With the music starting at 4 p.m., you should plan to full-time musicians who have been part of the Antiguan music
be there early for many reasons. First, Russell’s is located in scene since the 1980s. Warming up the room prior to the jazz,
one of the original stone buildings from Fort James, a strong- Antiguan folk singer Buell entertains with “strings that sing.”
hold to protect St. John’s Harbour in colonial days. The two-              Finally, there is the interesting dinner menu offering
story structure sits on                                                                  fresh fish and seafood as well as a sam-
a great vantage point                                                                    pling of Antiguan favorites. Owner
                                                   Russell s
for views to St.                            Location: Fort James                         Russell Hodge has set up the main din-
John’s, across the Venue: Historic building on a point overlooking St. John s ing room with enough tables and chairs
harbour to the Grand                                Harbour                              to give good views to the musicians and
Royal        Antiguan            Cuisine: Antiguan and continental favorites             leave enough room for a small dance
Hotel, and west to Prices: $11-15 US for appetizers, $21-34 for dinner entrees floor.
gorgeous Caribbean                                                                            Good food, great music, and won-
sunsets and the silhouettes of Nevis and St.Kitts.               derful views--this all adds up to the perfect Sunday outing,
         Then there is the melodious sounds of the Harbour Trio, lasting from late afternoon into the late night.




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                                        EATING OUT
Traditional Christmas Dinner at Bay House
          Even though you are in a foreign place, you can still     fraiche and cardamom.
enjoy all the traditional delights of the holidays at the                    The three-course dinner will be served from 7:00-
Christmas Day dinner at Bay House Restaurant.                       10:30 p.m., and live steel band entertainment will be on hand
          Among the entrees listed on the menu for that day         from 7:00-11:00 p.m. The restaurant also offers breakfast and
are roast turkey and maple and orange glazed ham, served            special Christmas menu for lunch from noon-5 p.m.
with vegetable stuffing and cranberry jelly. If you’re not a                 Bay House is located in the Trade Winds Hotel, with
strict traditionalist, they offer other options such as pan fried   a panoramic view over Dickenson Bay. Reservations are high-
snapper with Christmas rice or braised lamb shanks with             ly recommended.
mashed potatoes. They even have a vegetarian option in the
form of lasagna with a sweet corn salad.
                                                                                Bay House Restaurant and Bar
          Desserts also evoke Christmas memories, with home-              Location: Trade Winds Hotel, Dickenson Bay
made Christmas pudding with warm vanilla custard. Other                Venue: Poolside setting with view to Dickenson Bay
sweet options include chocolate and orange bread and butter                Cuisine: Seafood and continental favorites
pudding with coconut ice cream and strawberries, or a                 Prices: $41 US per person for three-course Christmas
poached pear in red wine and cinnamon served with crème                     Dinner, plus sales tax and service charge




Saturday December 11 2010                                                                                                 Page 11
Solaris Brings
a Greek Accent
to Antigua
          It seems like a new restaurant is opening almost
every week in Antigua. The latest to open is Solaris
Restaurant & Cocktail Bar at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina
in English Harbour.                                               the luxury yachts. It is open from 7:00-11:00 a.m. for break-
          The chef and owner is Panos Maltzis, who brings his fast, noon-2:00 p.m. for lunch, and 6:30-10:00 p.m. for dinner.
knowledge of Greek cuisine to share with patrons. He has The bar is open all day from 7:00 a.m., and offers its own
created an original menu that combines fresh seafood, meats menu of lighter fare. Because of the great view and location,
and local produce with the                                                                        their Happy Hour from 4:30-
unique       spices    of     the                                                                 6:00 p.m. should be very pop-
Mediterranean.                                 Solaris Restaurant & Cocktail Bar                  ular.
          I dare anyone to find         Location: Antigua Yacht Club, English Harbour                 To make reservations for
another place on the island Venue: Casually elegant restaurant overlooking the marina dinner, which are recom-
                                          Cuisine: Mediterranean with Greek accents               mended,                   call
where they serve Traditional          Prices: $11-15 US for appetizers, $21-34 for dinner         (268)      460-1797        or
Prawn “Saganaki“ (sizzling                                   entrees                              email solaris.restaurant@hot-
prawns in tomato concassé,
                                                                                                  mail.com.
garlic, capsicum and parsley


                                                                     For One-of-a-Kind
ragout with mediterranean melted cheese and a touch of
chilies) or Bourekakia Harmonist Crispy (fried phyllo pastry
parcels with diced beef, vegetables, and fresh herbs, served

                                                                     Gifts, Think Local
with light ricotta and yoghurt sauce).
          Entrees, priced from $21-34 US , include fresh lob-
ster, free range chicken, fresh fish, beef, lamb and vegetarian
dishes. Many are flavored with unusual and creative accents
such as the Garides entrée, consisting of jumbo prawns in a
pomegranate sweet-sour sauce, or the breast of free range
chicken on tomato confit with kalamata olives, sage, smoked
ham and sautéed ladyfingers.
          The restaurant is located at the end of the pier over-
looking English Harbour, giving patrons a panoramic view of



Calabash Restaurant
Re-Opens
         A lunchtime favorite in the English Harbour area, the      Antiguan resident Sarah Fuller’s pottery is sold at her Pottery Shop in Redcliffe Quay.
Calabash Restaurant has re-opened for lunch and cocktails.
The two-part restaurant, consisting of a large indoor dining        The simple trick to bringing home unique Christmas gifts
area and an open-air shaded deck near the beach, is located in      reflecting your trip to Antigua is to buy items made right
the Galleon Beach Hotel complex.                                    here. The most well-known brands include Susie’s Hot
         The deck is a great place to sit and watch yachts enter-   Sauce, Carib Coffee Roastery, Auntie B’s jams and chutneys
ing English Harbour. They have their own dinghy dock and can        and Antigua Rum Cake, all found in many stores around the
organize water taxi pickups for guests from Nelson’s Dockyard.      island. If you explore a little further, you can find other
         The menu includes salads, burgers, chicken and fish        delightful gifts that say “Antigua” in interesting ways.
entrees and desserts, with entrees running around $32 EC. For       In St. John’s
information and directions, call 562-4906.
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Gifts Story from page 12                                tree pendants and earrings in gold or silver             In Nelson’s Dockyard among
                                                        and exquisite pendants, rings and earrings     the shops to visit are woodcarver Carl
                                                        using unusual gems such as blue-green          Henry’s Real Local Art Gallery featur-
                                                        tourmaline, Imperial topaz, Dendrite           ing his animals carved from old
                                                        quartz, blister pearls, petal pearls and       mahogany, and the Dockyard Pottery
                                                        even extremely rare conch pearls.              Shop with jewelry, Antigua rum cakes,
                                                                 Zemi Gallery features jewelry,        hot sauce, soaps and other small local-
                                                        t-shirts and calabashes adorned with           ly made items.
                                                        symbols taken from Arawak, Carib and                     Potter Nancy Nicholson show-
                                                        Taino Indian heritage sites as well as         cases her work at the Rhythm of Blue
                                                        original paintings from Antiguan artist        gallery in English Harbour, where she
                                                        and store owner Stephen Murphy. He             also exhibits prints from David
                                                        also carries pendants created by               Cadogan and Sally Harker, original
                                                        Antigua’s own “Scrimshaw” Mike                 paintings by a variety of artists who visit
                                                        Strzalkowski, who uses old-stock whale         Antigua on yachts, and jewelry and
                                                        teeth or fossil ivories to create unusual      other craft items.
                                                        images and then casts his works into sil-                Lord Jim’s Locker on the water-
                                                        ver, gold and bronze pendants.                 front in English Harbour features a wide
Handmade dolls created here on the island reflect the            Local clay artist Sarah Fuller’s      variety of books by Antiguan authors,
  national dress of Antigua and Barbuda. They are       work is the basis for the Pottery Shop,        along with handmade courtesy flags for
    available at the Toy Store in Redcliffe Quay.
                                                        featuring a wide range of household            boats and a small selection of fine jew-
          The first place you should head               and gift items. Her works are clustered        elry crafted by Goldsmitty.
for a truly Antiguan experience is the                  by color, and each collection can
Craft Market, located next to the                       include bowls, vases, platters, candle
Farmers’ Market in St. John’s. Here you’ll              holders and other useful dishes. You
find booth after booth with handmade                    can immediately recognize the shop by
straw, wood and cloth items along with                  the colorful and interesting wind
Bajez herbal soaps, jewelry and painted                 chimes and dangling sculptures hang-
calabash. Be sure to ask the shopkeepers                ing around the entrance.
for Antigua-made items, since there are                          Jacaranda offers prints and
many items there from other islands.                    books by local artist Gilly Gobinet,
          Another recommended stop in                   along with unusual ceramic teapots
St. John’s is the Museum of Antigua &                   crafted by Cedars Pottery. For some
                                                                                                       At Goldsmitty, gold earrings in seasonal shapes
Barbuda, at the corner of Long and                      interesting tree decorations, check out                   are designed by owner
Market Streets. Among the special finds                 the collection of ornaments made from                            Hans Smit.
are handmade dolls, wooden warri                        sea shells at Island Creations. They also
boards, prints of historic scenes and                   have some locally made jewelry, prints
CDs and DVDs produced by Antiguan                       from artist Sallie Harker, and coffee
artistes along with products from Auntie                beans from Carib Coffee Roastery.
B’s, and pottery by local artists Sarah                 Heading South
Fuller and Nancy Nicholson.                                      When you are exploring the
          Best of Books on St. Mary’s                   historic southern end of the island,
Street not only offers a host of books cre-             you’ll find other uniquely Antiguan
ated by Antiguan authors, but also has a                items. No trip to the rainforest is com-
Made in Antigua corner in the back of the               plete without a visit to Sallie Harker’s
shop. There you’ll find hot sauces, jams,               Fig Tree Studio along Fig Tree Drive.
candles, soaps and flags made by local                  Along with her originals you can enjoy
artisans as well as a wide selection of                 the works of Antiguan artists Gilly
Susie’s Hot Sauce flavors, including Spicy              Gobinet, Katie McConnachie, Nadine
Burning Desire and Pineapple Pleasure.                  Gonella and Janet Harker, plus see
Redcliffe Quay                                          some of Cedar Pottery’s work.
          Redcliffe Quay has many stores                         On the main road in Falmouth,
you won’t want to miss. Goldsmitty’s is the             Aunty May’s Garden Shop has elegant               Interesting Christmas tree ornaments made
island’s headquarters for totally unique                woven linens, the popular Coco Shop             from shells are available at Island Creations in
                                                                                                                        Redcliffe Quay.
fine jewelry created by Hans Smit. Among                line of small purses, handmade cards,
the current designs are abstract Christmas              soaps, bird feeders and planters all
                                                        made by Antiguans.                               Get the latest at www.antiguaobserver.com
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  Ismay Mason: 47 Years of Service at Galley Bay
          In the Caribbean, one of the sure signs of a well-run     ed a contest for the staff, asking them to come up with a
hotel is an experienced and happy staff. Hotels with reputa-        name. The winner would receive a $1,000 prize. Many
tions for excellent customer service often boast having staff       names were suggested, but the one that came up a winner
members who have been with them for 10, 20 and even 30              was the name “Ismay’s.” That name now adorns the restau-
years or more.                                                      rant, and is a
          One of those outstanding hotels in Antigua is Galley      source of consid-
Bay, now owned by James Lane, Sr. and managed by James Lane,        erable pride for
Jr. And they are justifiably proud to talk about Ismay Mason, a     Ms. Mason.
staff members who has been working at the hotel for 47 years.                In addi-
          Ms. Mason started her career at the hotel in 1963 in      tion, in January
housekeeping, and remains in that department to this day.           2010, Ms. Mason
However, her environment has been changing and expanding.           received       the
When she started, the hotel had 12 rooms, a restaurant and a        Order of Merit
kitchen. Then in 1968 the resort added 14 cottages, and in          from        Queen
1997 more deluxe rooms. In 1999 came the suites, and in 2008        Elizabeth and her
more suites at the north end of the resort. Through this all, she   representative in
steadily used her skills to keep rooms spotless and guests happy.   A n t i g u a ,
          “Housekeeping isn’t something you need to learn at        Governour
a university,” she said with a smile. “You have to use initia-      General     Dame
tive and your head. When you go into a room, you know               Louise Lake Tack.
what to do to meet the guests’ needs.” She takes pride in           They cited her
looking for little cues, like how many packets of coffee are        long length of ser-
used and how many pillows are on the bed, in order to set           vice to Antigua
the room up as she thinks the guests’ would like it.                and its guests as Galley Bay Resort named their new restaurant in honor
          She also goes above and beyond her duties, looking for    something worth             of long-time employee Ismay Mason.
ways to make the guests’ experience better and the hotel running    honoring with one
more smoothly. For example, she uses her sewing skills to repair    of the high honours bestowed on the island.
guests’ clothing in emergency situations, and to make minor                  Ms. Mason’s goals are simple—to serve three more
repairs on the curtains and upholstery in the rooms. She also       years so she can reach the 50-year mark, and then retire.
likes to talk to the guests, asking them how they like Antigua,     Then she’ll have more time to spend with her six children
how they heard about the island and other topics, so that guests    and large family and friends in Antigua. But it will be a loss
feel that the people here have a genuine interest in them.          for Galley Bay, and she will be missed by the many cus-
          Her length and quality of service has not gone unno-      tomers who return year after year to the resort because of
ticed. In 2008, the Lanes added a new restaurant and start-         employees like her.



Barbuda’s Lighthouse Bay Offers New Wedding Services
         Lighthouse Bay Resort, located on its own private          it is important to have somebody on the ground handling
island off of the small island of Barbuda in the Eastern            every detail so the guests can just show up and relax,” notes
Caribbean, has partnered with Indigo Events to deliver the          Lighthouse’s General Manager Mo Sallah. “We are in the
ultimate in dream destination weddings. With 17-miles of            business of delivering unique guest experiences and in this
pink and white sand beach lining the turquoise water of the         case, our partnership with Indigo enables us to seamlessly
Caribbean, the nine-suite Lighthouse Bay Resort offers a            deliver one-of-a-kind fairytale weddings.”
unique and special destination for couples to tie the knot.                  Whilst each wedding is customized to the couples
         This new ‘one-stop’ service for all wedding needs          individual tastes, all capitalise on the unique environment of
eliminates the bride and groom’s need to worry about coor-          the resort. A future couple can say their vows barefoot at the
dinating local details From orchestrating invitations and           water’s edge as the sun sets over the calm turquoise sea
guests’ travel plans in advance, to handling local legalities       behind them, or in a more formal environment designed and
and necessary licenses and producing the event, Indigo’s            built just for them poolside. Guests can dine on freshly
team delivers customised fantasy weddings without ‘bridezil-        caught, beach-barbecued Barbuda lobsters while dancing to
la’ inducing worries.                                               the rhythms of steel drums deftly played by local villagers.
“When couples choose to get married in a remote location,           Couples getting married at Lighthouse Bay Resort need not

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worry about passersby as the property redefines pri-
vacy, with its unique location sandwiched on a nar-
row strip of land between a lagoon and the
Caribbean Sea making it accessible only by heli-
copter or boat. With just nine suites, the resort
becomes a personal playground for the lucky few to
make the invitation list.
         The all-inclusive nature of the resort assues
that guests have plenty to do while the bride and
groom tend to important aspects of the ceremony.
From snorkeling and sailing to horseback riding and
kayaking, options abound.
         Each wedding is tailored to each couples’
requirements so the pricing varies. Accommodations
begin at $1,100 US per night in low season and
include activities, three meals daily and drinks
including premium liquor brands. For more informa-
tion, visit www.lighthousebayresort.com or contact
Indigo                 Event                 Services,
www.indigoeventservices.com, (268) 726-5098 or
(888) 214-8552.



Barbuda--Best Caribbean Island for Beaches
         In a recent article featured in the   strand from Palmetto Point northward to        port services. So if you’re looking for an
travel section of bing.com, a “decision        Luis Beach, near the Codrington Lagoon.        “away from it all” experience, you’ll have
engine” by Microsoft, Barbuda has been         Others include Two Foot Bay, North             to bring your own food and drinks or wait
selected as the “Best Caribbean Island for     Beach, Billy Point, River Bay, Access          until you get to Codrington, the main
Beaches.” Barbuda was singled out as the       Beach, Coral Group and White Bay.              town.
clear winner for having beaches that are                One of the things people like the               One of the ways visitors to
“wide, sandy and blessedly deserted.”          most about Barbuda is also one of its          Antigua enjoy Barbuda’s beaches is by
         The beaches of Barbuda offer soft     biggest drawbacks. The beaches are pris-       chartering a yacht for a day trip. Many ves-
pink sand, wide shallow areas for wading,      tine and deserted, and only a few such as      sels can get passengers close enough to the
and a minimum of surf because of the off-      River Beach, Palm Beach and Coral              beaches that they have access to the boat
shore reefs. Among the best is the 11-mile     Group Bay, have restaurants or other sup-      for lunch and other necessary services.



  Barbuda Express—From A to B by Sea
Getting to Antigua’s sister island of Barbuda, 22 miles north,       residents also use the ferry for transport between the islands.
is not as great a challenge as you may think. One cost-effec-        Call (268) 560-7989 or email barbudaexpress@yahoo.com
tive way to travel is on the Barbuda Express, a large high-          for information and reservations.
speed catamaran that operates on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The trip is about 90 min-
utes long.
         The ferry leaves the dock near Heritage Quay in
downtown St. John’s at 9:15 a.m., and leaves Barbuda for the
return trip at 2:45 p.m. The fare is $85 US round trip for
adults, $60 US for children 2-12 years of age, and $31 US for
infants. They also offer a tour combined with transport, that
includes visits to the caves at Two Foot Bay and the Frigate
Bird Sanctuary as well as lunch, starting at $159 US.
         You can purchase tickets at the dock, but advance
reservations by phone are highly recommended, since many              The 11-mile beach starting from Palmetto Point offers powdery pink sand
                                                                                  and bright turquoise waters. Photo by K.C. Nash

Saturday December 11 2010                                                                                                            Page 15
Caribbean Airlines Launches Nonstop Service From JFK




         In anticipation of a strong rebound in travel demand     this service, since it will facilitate smooth connections from
from the United States this winter, tourism officials have        almost all North American gateways as well as European mar-
announced that Caribbean Airlines will begin twice weekly         kets such as France, Italy and Germany. This aligns with our
non-stop service from JFK to Antigua and Barbuda on               strategic vision of providing greater access from some of our
Tuesdays and Fridays.                                             key markets.”
         The Caribbean Airlines service will begin on                      Flight 428 will depart Antigua at 8:45 a.m. and arrive
December 14 and is expected to boost last minute holiday          at JFK at 11:50 a.m. The return Flight 429 will leave JFK at
bookings and assist returning nationals looking for last          1:55p.m. and arrive at V.C. Bird International at 6:55pm.
minute deals. Service will originate from Port of Spain to V.C.            Customers can book online at www.caribbean-air-
Bird International Airport and return service from New York’s     lines.com , call the airline toll free at
JFK.
         A fare sale launched on Nov. 30 by Caribbean
Airlines offers a special one way rate of $189USD from JFK to
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         Tourism Minister John Maginley welcomes the                                             TOURS
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                                                                                    educational, sight seeing and snorkeling tours
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                                                                                  ENJOY! Antigua and Barbuda
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                                                                    Hodges Bay, Antigua. He is also the printer. The editor is K.C. Nash of
                                                                                 Cedar Valley. The publication is printed and
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