Erna Mae Tonge. Photograph by Nez Photography

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.

Datebook (May/June 2000)

Here's news of the main events in May and June.

Illustration by Gregory St Bernard

Island Beat (May/June 2000)


The four ducklings as they were discovered covered in oil. Photograph by Martha Watkins-Gilkes

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.

Joanne Hillhouse. Photograph by Emile Hill

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.

Anna and Maciej. Photograph by Vanessa Hall

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.

A rare conch pearl is set in a gold “cup” to appear as if it is floating. Photograph courtesy the Goldsmitty

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 .

Fryes Beach on the west coast. Photograph courtesy Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority

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.