Press Releases

  • Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the United Arab Emirates Sign Green Barbuda Energy Project The governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement aimed at enabling Barbuda’s transition to green energy. The agreement, was signed today by the Honorable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy. The project will see the installation of a modern 800kw hybrid solar photovoltaic battery system. ...
  • CARICOM Delegation tours hurricane devastated islands – Organising Donor Conference (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday completed a tour of hurricane devastated islands and have indicated that arrangements are being made  to convene an international  Donors Conference to mobilise the ‘significant resources’ required for the recovery effort. The touring CARICOM Delegation included  ...
  • PM and Tourism Minister and their families give EC$640,000 for Barbuda relief and rebuilding St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: In extraordinary gestures of generosity, Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Tourism and Energy Minister Asot Michael today pledged and delivered EC$640,000.00 (Six hundred and forty thousand Eastern Caribbean dollars) for the Barbuda relief and rebuilding Fund. Prime Minister Browne made his pledge of EC$100,000.00 (One hundred thousand Eastern Caribbean Dollars) on ...
  • Minister Michael Blasts the UPP for deeply wounding the interest of the residents of Barbuda. St. John’s Antigua; Minister of Parliament for the constituency of St. Peter in Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Asot Michael today (Mon) blasted the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) for “deeply wounding the interest of the residents of Barbuda by ignoring the Constitution and illegally passing the Barbuda Land Act of 2007”. During his contribution to ...
  • The Hon. Asot A. Michael makes a call for the creation of a Sustainable Development Plan for Barbuda St. John’s Antigua; The Hon. Asot A. Michael Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy for Antigua and Barbuda has issued a call for the creation of a Sustainable Development Plan for Antigua’s sister island Barbuda. The call was made during the Minister’s contribution to today’s (Mon) special sitting of Parliament geared towards the ratification ...
  • Minister Michael leads Barbuda relief effort by example St. John’s, Antigua, WI (September 11, 2017). As life in Antigua returns to normal following hurricane Irma, the country’s relief effort to rebuild the sister island of Barbuda has shifted into high gear with all hands on deck. In the first meeting of Parliament post Hurricane Irma, Prime Minister Gaston Browne gave a detailed assessment of the damage inflicted ...
  • Minister Michael Speech on The Ceremony Marking Handover of WIOC Fuel Tanks Today is a good day and represents yet another landmark achievement for WIOC and for Antigua and Barbuda. It is a clear truism that a Government that prioritises its people is a good Government. When this ABLP administration robustly pursued attaining the ownership of WIOC, after the dilly-dallying and failures of the previous UPP administration, some persons ...
  • THE CARIBBEAN’S GREATEST SUMMER FESTIVAL CELEBRATES MAJOR 60TH ANNIVERSARY August 10, 2017 (St. John’s, Antigua) – Antigua and Barbuda’s  milestone 60th Anniversary of carnival was celebrated with thousands of residents and visitors experiencing the excitement of Antigua’s Carnival, The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival (www.antiguacarnival.com). The major carnival celebrations ran from July 28th to August 8th 2017, under the theme, “CELEBRATE GREATNESS” and showcased the pageantry, mas, music and revelry, providing a unique ...
  • Tourism is the lifeblood of our nation   Mr. Speaker, It is with confidence that I say to the Members of this Honourable House, Citizens and Residents of Antigua and Barbuda that the Government in seeking to amend the Investment Authority Act of 2017 is seeking to protect the interests of the people of Antigua and Barbuda, which is of paramount importance. The Government deserves ...
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SIGN AGREEMENT WITH AIRBNB Antigua and Barbuda Sees 53% growth in Airbnb Guest Arrivals, Helping Boost Local Economy NEW YORK, NY (July 26, 2017) – The Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and Airbnb have signed an agreement to help drive diversified and sustainable tourism to the islands and begin dialogue about a framework for ...
  • Twin Island Destination Takes Over Hamptons for the Weekend Through Various Events NEW YORK, NY (July 24, 2017) – Antigua and Barbuda brought ‘English Harbour to Sag Harbor,’ in the Hamptons over the course of the weekend through various events to ultimately raise visibility of the twin island nation to this influential community, and inspire many to visit. The weekend began with a successful evening with the ...
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CONNECT WITH HAMPTON ELITE NEW YORK, NY (July 23, 2017) – Antigua and Barbuda hosted an evening with the Hampton elite to establish connections with the influencers and celebrities, and raise awareness of Antigua and Barbuda in this lucrative community in New York on July 21st at leading restaurant, The Palm. The event was held to share the dynamic vision of ...
  • Hon. Asot Michael Interview in WLNG 92.1FM Long Island, New York Hon. Asot Michael Interview in WLNG 92.1FM Long Island, New York
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA HOTEL STAKEHOLDERS IMPRESSED WITH MARKETING STRATEGY OF TOURISM AUTHORITY JULY 21, 2017 (ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA) –  The marketing strategies for Antigua and Barbuda’s main source markets in the USA, UK & Europe, Caribbean and Canada, were scrutinised by local stakeholders at a public/private sector market consultation hosted by Antigua and Barbuda’s Ministry of Tourism and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, on Thursday. Senior tourism officials ...
  • ANTIGUA & BARBUDA WELCOME ‘THE VOICE’ WINNER CHRIS BLUE & WIFE FOR THEIR HONEYMOON St. John’s, Antigua (July 17, 2017) – Antigua and Barbuda welcomed ‘The Voice’ 2017 Winner Chris Blue and his new wife Stephanie to the popular destination in the Caribbean for their honeymoon with a VIP reception. The newlyweds landed in the Caribbean’s most romantic destination to the sounds of local musicians and were personally greeted by ...
  • Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Institute ABHTI Graduation Ceremony It is indeed a pleasure for me to be here today on this very special occasion of the Commencement Ceremony of the 2017 graduating class of the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute. Given the reputation of our people for hospitality, and the importance of tourism to the livelihoods of the Antigua & Barbuda people, I ...
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA STRENGTHENS TIES AND CELEBRATES SUCCESS AT CARIBBEAN WEEK New York, NY, June 12, 2017 – Antigua and Barbuda is celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month in the US and Caribbean week with a strong presence and performance at this annual conference. Caribbean Week is the largest, most engaging regional tourism activity in the greater New York and US market, and typically attracts thousands of participants ...
  • Tourism Minister outlines the government’s intentions towards attracting increased Foreign Direct Investments St. John’s Antigua: Investment and Tourism Minister the Hon. Asot A. Michael today (Tues) outlined the plans of the government of Antigua and Barbuda to raise the levels of Foreign Direct Investments made into the national economy specifically within the services sector. The pronouncement was made during his presentation at the opening of the 2017 edition of ...
  • TOURISM MARKETING STRATEGY REVIEWED AS TOURISM HEADS MEET St. John’s, Antigua – Exploring opportunities for tourism growth in key source markets was the focus for the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority at a planning retreat held last Friday. Today, Wednesday May 24, Minister of Tourism the Honourable Asot Michael and the marketing teams will present these findings to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government ...
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA LAUNCH NEW DIGITAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE SUMMER: “SUMMER LOVIN’” May 23, 2017 (New York, NY) –  The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (US Office) has launched an exciting new digital Summer campaign calledSummer Lovin’ that will run from May 15th to September 15th for an early start to the busy summer season. The tagline Summer Lovin’ acts as the perfect umbrella for encouraging visitors to ...