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Registration Commences for Antigua’s Carnival 2019

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Registration for Antigua's Carnival 2019, "The Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival", has officially begun. The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission (ABFC) wishes to advise that registration is currently open, for the following disciplines: ​ 1. Vendors and Booth Operators ​ ​ 2. Junior Carnival School Mas ​ 3. Junior Carnival Private Mas ​ 4. ...
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Antigua Carnival 2019 Launched

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday 20th May 2019 (St. John's, Antigua)...In front of a large crowd on Saturday, the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission (ABFC), under the auspices of the Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals and the Arts, Honourable Daryll Matthew, launched the 2019 Antigua Carnival festivities. This year, the ABFC styled...
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Festivals Commission Unveils Queen of Carnival Sizzling Six

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday 3rd May 2019 (St. John's, Antigua)...... In front of a small audience on Thursday 2nd May, the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission (ABFC) unveiled the six stunning ladies, who will vie for the coveted title of Miss Antigua Queen of Carnival 2019. ​ The sizzling six delegates are Miss Sania Paul, Miss Azariah Moor...
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ACB Gives Full Support to 2018 Panorama Competition

ACB Gives Full Support to 2018 Panorama Competition

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday 23rd July (St. John’s, Antigua)... As confirmation of its continued commitment to the development of pan in Antigua and Barbuda, Acting General Manager of the Antigua Commercial Bank (ACB), Peter Ashe, along with Antigua Barbuda Festivals Commission (ABFC) Chairman, Maurice Merchant, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday 23rd July, during the bank’s sponsorship presentation.

 

 

Remarks from ACB’s Marketing and Public Relations Executive, Seth Burton, indicated the bank’s pleasure to be a longstanding sponsor of the competition, for the eleventh consecutive year.

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ECAB Recommits to the Junior Party Monarch Competition

ECAB Recommits to the Junior Party Monarch Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday 23rd July (St. John’s, Antigua)... On Friday 20th July, General Manager of the Eastern Caribbean Amalgamated Bank (ECAB), Michael Spencer, presented the Chairman of the Antigua Barbuda Festivals Commission (ABFC), Maurice Merchant, with a cheque officially recommitting to the Junior Party Monarch Competition.

 

ECAB has played a prominent role as a corporate partner, and title sponsor of the Junior Party Monarch Competition, since its inception in 2015.

 

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State Insurance Corporation Gives Full Support to Junior Calypso Competition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday 16th July (St. John’s, Antigua)... Embracing the cultural arts and advocating for youth development are merely some of the goals of the State Insurance Corporation (SIC) as the entity pledged its continued support, for the upcoming Junior Calypso Monarch Competition.

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Fourteen to Compete in the 2018 Scotiabank Mr and Miss Teenage Pageant

Fourteen to Compete in the 2018 Scotiabank Mr and Miss Teenage Pageant Fourteen to Compete in the 2018 Scotiabank Mr and Miss Teenage Pageant

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday 10th July 2018 (St. John’s, Antigua)… Under the theme, “Living the Dream”, the 2018 contestants of the Scotiabank Mr & Miss Teenage Pageant were officially introduced during a presentation with title sponsor, Scotiabank, on Tuesday 10th July.

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Arton Supports the Antigua Carnival

Arton Supports the Antigua Carnival

 

Antigua’s Carnival theme this year, “Revel in Greatness”, depicts a grand vision shared by Arton Capital and the Caribbean islands.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2018- Arton Capital is proud to be an official sponsor of the Antigua Carnival. This truly unique event has been shining the best of the beautiful nation since 1957, with a spectacle of colour, excitement, infectious island rhythms, and combined taste of traditional and modern culture. 

Bringing together different cultures, languages, and traditions from visitors all around the world, Antigua has become an oasis of paradise for those looking to explore unique experiences and opportunities. 

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Gwadadli Festival

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The Gwadadli Festival was founded in 2013 and its aim is to achieve a common festival between Antigua and North Grand Terre (the northern section of Guadeloupe).

The festival features three art forms:

  1. Music
  2. Visual 
  3. Culinary

The Gwadadli Festival has been hosted in Guadeloupe in 2014 and 2016 with musicians, artists and chefs from both Antigua and Guadeloupe. In 2018, the festival heads to Antigua.

See you May 11th - 13th 2018 for Gwadadli Festival:

  • Friday May 11th - Welcome Cocktail and Launch
  • Saturday May 12th - Night of Dance and Drums Sunday
  • May 13th - Pan in the Park

 

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Registration Begins For Miss Antigua Barbuda 2018

Registration Begins For Miss Antigua Barbuda 2018

REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR MISS ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA PAGEANT.

The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission wishes to advise prospective applicants interested in participating in the Miss Antigua and Barbuda Pageant 2018 that registration has commenced and will conclude on Friday May 11th, 2018. Interested applicants must be a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, No less than 18 years and no more than 26 years. One must also possess charm, poise and personality.

 

Prospective applicants should note the following:

A. Have completed secondary school.

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Festivals Commission Tweaks new Carnival Schedule

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Festivals Commission Tweaks new Carnival Schedule

 

 ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 25th April 2018…….The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission has tweaked its 2018 carnival schedule which was released last weekend.

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Festivals Commission Commences Review of 2017 Carnival

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The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission will commence review of the 2017 Carnival festivities when it holds a series of meetings with Sub-Committee Chairpersons and stakeholders from this weekend.

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Corporate Partners Give Full Support to Carnival Junior Competitions

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Embracing the cultural arts and advocating for youth development are merely some of the goals of the State Insurance Corporation and the Eastern Caribbean

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ACB Celebrates 10 Years of Unbroken Commitment to Panorama Competition

Minister of National Festivals E P Chet Greene with ACB General Manager Mrs Barbara Hume

As confirmation of its continued commitment to the development of steel band in Antigua and Barbuda, the Antigua Commercial Bank (ACB),

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Thirteen to Compete in Rebranded Scotiabank Mr & Miss Teenage Pageant Competition

Chairman Of ABFC Maurice Merchant Accepts Cheque From Scotiabank Country Manager Gordon Julien

Under the theme, “This is My Now”, the 2017 contestants of the newly rebranded Mr & Miss Teenage Pageant were officially introduced during the sponsorship presentation with title sponsor, Scotiabank.

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FLOW Recommits to Antigua’s Carnival 2017

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On Friday 7th July, during their Summer Promotional Launch, Trevor Henry, Head of Commercial at FLOW presented the Minister of Sport, Culture & National Festivals, Hon. E.P Chet Greene, with a cheque officially recommitting to Antigua’s Carnival 2017.

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Important Mas Meeting

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The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission is preparing to host the 60th Anniversary of Antigua’s Carnival 2017.

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Reminder – Vendor Meeting

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Please note that all registered and prospective Carnival vendors are duly reminded that there will be an important meeting on Thursday 6th July 2017, at 6:00 pm in the Courtyard of the Cultural Development Division on Lower Nevis Street.

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Upcoming ABFC Events

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The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission is preparing to host the 60th Anniversary of Antigua’s Carnival 2017.

Therefore, we are happy to share a list of upcoming ABFC Events for your news coverage.

 

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A New Queen Is Crowned

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The third installment of the Miss Antigua & Barbuda Pageant saw the emergence of Miss Ayana Dorsette as it’s winner from a field of eight beauties on Sunday evening at the Antigua Recreation Grounds (Carnival City).

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West Side Symphony Says Thanks

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The West Side Symphony Panorama Family, School’s Associates, Management, Arrangers, Parents, and Supporters, extend a hearty THANK YOU to the Hadeed Group of Companies and the Antigua Masonry Products LTD on becoming their “TITLE SPONSOR”, for Carnival 2017 and hopefully beyond.

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One Good Thing About Music (Workshop Review)

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What was the last calypso to hit the Antigua and Barbudan airwaves that created a lasting impression? A no brainer, right? The immediate answer would definitely be a calypso from yesteryear according to the Minister whom I suspected felt compelled to discard his prepared script to protest against the conspicuous absence of key stakeholders at the much publicised Calypso workshop.

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Antigua’s Carnival Is More Than Wild Street Parties

Ricardo Drue at Antigua Carnival Soca Monarch

Antigua’s Carnival Culture Is More Than Wild Street Parties & Steel Pans

The bursts of ultra light sunbeams hitting my window remind me that autumn leaves and maroon sweaters are here.

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6 Reasons Why Antigua's Carnival Is The Best Carnival

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For most people, kicking off your holiday in the wee hours of the morning can be an exhausting, curmudgeon-inducing thing. But then we'd surmise that most people haven't enjoyed the bewildering life experience of what it's like to walk straight into the 3am hubbub of Antigua's hyper-colourful, wonderfully chaotic and overwhelmingly inviting 12-day Carnival.

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And...the Calypso conversation begins!

2017 Calypso Workshop held at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre

Today’s workshop organised by the Cultural Development Division drew basically the same crowd. One person commented on Facebook that it was more or less ‘preaching to the converted’ and recommended that the workshops be taken to the schools or wherever the youngsters are.

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2017 Weekly Music Workshops (Soca & Calypso)

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The Culture Development Division presents a series of workshops designed to uplift the Art. Sessions begin Saturday 13, May from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

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2017 Carnival Fever Is In The Air

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The Carnival Fever is spreading rapidly across the island as we journey towards the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival -Antigua's Carnival 2017.

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Antigua is a piece of paradise on the Caribbean

A scene from the party to beat all parties – Carnival

It’s not long after 6am when we arrive at the Breakfast Fete. Our driver, Jason, tries to get us as close to the entrance as possible, but he’s not enjoying much luck in negotiating the couple hundred cars packed into the muddied field.

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Hon Gaston Browne and the Original Burning Flames

Burning Flames & P.M Hon. Gaston Browne

Prime Minister The Honourable Gaston Browne and the original Burning Flames having a ball at Stage 2016. "STAGE" being the annual event hosted by LAVA International where soca king Machel Montano is the main headline.

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Party Monarch Adjudicators Workshop

Party Monarch Adjudicators Workshop

Persons desirous of becoming a party monarch adjudicator can sharpen their skills during a two day workshop organized by The Antigua Barbuda Festivals Commission (ABFC).

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Steel Pan Adjudicator's Workshop

Pan Adjudicators Workshop 2016

Persons desirous of becoming A Pan Competition adjudicator can sharpen their skills during a two day workshop organized by the Antigua and Barbuda Pan association and The Antigua Barbuda Festivals Commission (ABFC).

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Designer Chandy Lewis on Fox 5 News

Designer Chandy Lewis on Fox 5 News

Renowned designer Chandy Lewis promoting his 2016 carnival designs on Fox 5 News as part of the Caribbean week TV program.

Representing the nation are past queens Raynell Carol and Latisha Greene.

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Original Burning Flames Proclamation award

Original Burning Flames Proclamation award

Original Burning Flames accepting their Proclamation award from the City of Atlanta and the keys to the City.

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2016 Community Carnival Series

2016 Community Carnival Series

Plans are progressing smoothly for the staging of a series of community Carnival events.
“For any carnival to thrive successfully", the festivity, requires the participation of the people, communities and the island on a whole.

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Atlanta / Antigua Carnival Synergy

Atlanta / Antigua Carnival Synergy

The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival, Antigua’s Carnival, will be celebrating another milestone by hosting the 60th edition of the summer festival.

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Antigua Carnival 2015 Results

Antigua Carnival 2015 Results

After quite a captivating carnival, we conclude by giving you the results for all the official competitions hosted by Antigua Carnival, from within the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission.

We do say thank you to all the participants, winners and runners up and we are looking forward to seeing you again for Antigua's Carnival 2016.

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Antigua Commercial Bank ready for 2015 Panorama

Antigua Commercial Bank ready for 2015 Panorama

On Tuesday 21 July, Shantia Edwards, Marketing & Public Relations Representative at the Antigua Commercial Bank presented Cliff Williams, Chairman of the Antigua Barbuda Festivals Commission with a sponsorship cheque towards the 2015 Panorama Competition.

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