Antigua and Barbuda

Sunset on the jetty at Rosewood Jumby Bay, with the Antigua “mainland” in the distance. Courtesy Rosewood Jumby Bay

Resort to bliss

Bridget van Dongen isn’t usually the five-star-resort type. But when a new survey determined that four of the Caribbean’s most expensive holiday resorts are in Antigua and Barbuda, she decided it was time for some research into life on the edge of the infinity pool.

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Need for speed: Renée “Buttaz” Edwards and Lisa “Lisalis” Abraham

Drag racing — in which two drivers compete to take their souped-up cars the faster over a short course — is usually a testosterone-fuelled sport. But two Antiguan women drivers are proving that when it comes to reflexes and pure automotive speed, gender is no barrier. Joanne C. Hillhouse finds out more.

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Erna Mae Tonge: Recipe for magic

Erna Mae Tonge takes Cooking Magic, Antigua’s long-running culinary TV show, into the future. Joanne C. Hillhouse tells her story.

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Martha Watkins-Gilkes: a tale of two ducklings

Bridget van Dongen discovers how a duckling rescue in Antigua helped make a community safer for wildlife.

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Budding pens: the Wadadli Pen writing competition

The Wadadli Pen writing competition, founded by Joanne Hillhouse, offers tangible support to the next generation of Antiguan writers.

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Jean-Marie Thomas: Breezy chic

Antiguan designer Jean-Marie Thomas suggests two breezy ensembles perfect for an elegant day on the beach or a relaxed night out.

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Vanessa Hall: Perfect bad luck

Antiguan Vanessa Hall is fast becoming one of the most sought-after wedding photographers in the Caribbean. She shares some of her spectacular photos.

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I got it at the Goldsmitty

Bridget van Dongen digs up a jewel of a store in Antigua.

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Eyes left

Jeremy Taylor on Tim Hector: A Caribbean Radical’s Story, by Paul Buhle .

Antigua and Barbuda Top 10

Antigua and Barbuda Top 10

Miles of pink sand, ziplines through the rainforest, swimming with stingrays... Bridget van Dongen offers a tourist’s to-do list.

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