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 Antigua Commercial Bank Sponsor 2048 Panorama

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.



He added that while the bank’s three pillars of corporate social responsibility included Sports, Education, and Culture, they are quite happy with the evolution of the panorama competition over the years, especially now that the pan art form is at its peak at both the junior and national levels, in Antigua and Barbuda.



The Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals, and the Arts, Honourable Daryll Matthew, conveyed his appreciation to the Board of Directors, Management, and Staff of the country’s premier indigenous banking institution, for their continued support of the panorama competition, and by extension, Antigua’s Carnival.



The 48th Panorama Competition will showcase nine bands, competing for the 2018 Panorama Championship title, including, Original Steel Orchestra; Hadeed Group of Companies/AMP West Side Symphony; Harmonites Steel Orchestra; East Vibes Steel Orchestra; Cool & Smooth Ebonites Steel Orchestra; West Indies Oil Company Gemonites Steel Orchestra; Halcyon Steel Orchestra; Panache Steel Orchestra, and defending champions, FLOW Hells Gate Steel Orchestra.



On its new night, the ACB Victor “Babu” Samuel Panorama Competition will be staged on Saturday 4th August at Carnival City beginning at 8pm.


2018 Jr Soca Sponsor

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.


During his presentation, the Minister of National Festivals, Honourable Daryll Matthew indicated that he was overwhelmed by ECAB’s continued commitment to the juniors, and by extension, our premier festival. He commended the management and staff at ECAB, for believing in the vision of the ABFC, and assisting with the growth of the show, and its artistes, over the years.


Minister Matthew also urged the juniors to focus on the bigger picture, and to use the competition as a stepping stone to their musical career.


Reigning groovy monarchs, Soca Villain and Empress will face this year’s contenders Deh Mighty BC, Ge’Eve, Jai Lilah, King Vicious, Lady Clair, Lyrical Master, Mighty Mussy, and Singing Shyla, in the groovy competition.


Meanwhile in the jumpy segment, AC, African Prince, Empress, Ge’Eve, King Vicious, Likkle John, Mighty Soca, and Psycho will try to dethrone Soca Villain, who is also the reigning jumpy monarch.


On its new night, right after the Opening Parade and Ceremony on Friday 27th, the juniors will head to the big stage for both the Groovy and Jumpy segments of the ECAB Junior Party Monarch Competition, starting at 7:00 PM at Carnival City.

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

Teenage Pageants 2018

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.

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 color, 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. 

Considering that the Caribbean itself is at the center of uniting cultures and embracing diversity, Arton Capital is proud to share its vision and values with the Antigua Carnival. 

Arton Capital empowers governments to attract foreign direct investments to countries such as Antigua & Barbuda, through citizenship by investment programs. These programs not only bring human capital and talent to the island but also provide significant resources to governments, both to balance their budgets, and to fund much needed projects for its proud citizens.

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