Press Releases

  • New Harbour Improvements and Landside Master Plan well received Cruise Lines Executives Impressed with Antigua and Barbuda San Juan, Puerto Rico: Antigua & Barbuda has successfully presented its Master Plan for transforming its cruise tourism sector to top cruise executives and decision-makers at the recently concluded Annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference, held this year in Puerto Rico from September 26 – September 30. In a ...
  • Minister Michael Remarks – ABTA and MOT Strategy Meeting I’d like to thank you all for attending this incredibly important strategy and planning meeting for the Ministry of Tourism and Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. I’m so glad you all could join us and I look forward with much anticipation as to what will be the tangible results coming out of this meeting. We have organized ...
  • Minister Michael’s Remarks on The Statutory Corporations General Provisions Bill 2016 Secondment of an employee What is meant by the term “secondment”? The term “secondment” describes where an employee is assigned on a temporary basis to work for another, “host” organization (“an external secondment”) or to work for a different part of their employer’s organization which may be a large organization (“an internal secondment”). On expiry of the secondment term, the ...
  • Welcome Remarks for UAE Delegation By Hon. Asot Michael Your Excellency Mr. Khalid Al Mannaei: Director of Commercial and Government Relations Office of the Minister of State, United Arab Emirates, Your Excellences Ambassadors E. Casroy James and Diane Black-Layne, Honourable H. Charles Fernandez Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration, Honourable Sir Robin Yearwood, KCGN Minister of Public Utilities, Civil Aviation and Transportation Honorable Honourable Molwyn Joseph ...
  • 4th Annual Sandals Resort Industry Appreciation Banquet Awards Keynote Address I am very pleased to be here for this 4th Annual Sandals Resorts Industry Appreciation event. I am especially delighted that tonight we honour the best and brightest in the Tourism Industry. In the words of late US President John F Kennedy: “We must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but ...
  • Hon Asot Michael remarks at CIU Invest Caribbean Conference 2016   Distinguished guests to include His Royal Highness Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Turki Al-Saud Ph.D., from Saudi Arabia, who has graced us with his presence here today. Ladies and Gentlemen…Good morning. First, I welcome all those who are first time visitors to Antigua and Barbuda. For those who have been here before, welcome back. This is an important conference. It ...
  • REMARKS- Bonnie Floyd Ministries Town Hall Meeting Parham Sunday, April 17, 2016: Good Evening to the wonderful people of St. Peters, I would like to warmly welcome you to this evening’s meeting. We are incredibly honored to have with us Mrs. Bonnie Floyd Pastor, Author, Bible teacher, and Inspirational Speaker with us to share with us her story. We also warmly welcome her husband Donnie and ...
  • CONGRATULATORY REMARKS: St. Johns Pentecostal House of Restoration I would like to extend warm greetings to the Pastors, leadership and members of the St John’s Pentecostal House of Restoration (SJPC) Ministries on behalf of the people and Government of Antigua and Barbuda. We are incredibly honored to be a part of the 5th Anniversary Celebration of what God has been doing through this dynamic ...
  • Tourism Minister’ Remarks on St. Joseph’s Academy – Prize Giving Ceremony Thursday, March 17th, 2016: His Excellency the Governor General Sir Rodney Williams and Lady Sandra Williams, The Most Reverend Kenneth Oswald Richards, DD, Bishop of St. John’s, Basseterre, Brothers Wakeham, Armstrong, French and Walsh, Mrs. Rosa Greenaway, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. Clare Browne – Director of Education, Mr. Rodolph Davis, GCH, Principal of St. Joseph’s Academy Mr. Checkson Gomes, Deputy ...
  • National Junior Minister of Tourism Speech Competition to be held on June 9 St. John’s Antigua and Barbuda: The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy on the behalf of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), is pleased to invite the students of Antigua and Barbuda to participate in the 2016 National Junior Minister of Tourism Speech Competition to be held on June 9, 2016. This competition is open to ...
  • Minister Michael recognizes Mr. Toure Forde for placing 3rd in the CARICOM Energy Week Photography Competition. St. John’s Antigua and Barbuda:  The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Minister of Energy, the Hon. Asot A. Michael extends congratulations to Toure Forde on placing third in the Amateur Category of the CARICOM Energy Week (CEW) 2015 Photograph and Art Competition. We are pleased to award him a Samsung Galaxy S5 Phone. The competition, which attracted ...
  • Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy the Hon. Asot A. Michael Presides over the Inauguration of Pioneer Clean Energy Project. St. John’s: Antigua and Barbuda has made significant advancements in the field of green energy. Evidence of this came yesterday (Thurs) with the official inauguration of the 3 MW photovoltaic plant located at the southern end of the Sir V.C. Bird International Airport. The project which converts sunlight into clean energy is a pioneering project for the ...
  • Ukrainian Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy. St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy the Hon. Asot Michael yesterday (Tues) laid the basis for future collaboration with the Government and people of Ukraine when he met with the Ambassador of Ukraine for the United States of America, His Excellency Valeriy Chaly. The Ambassador presented his credentials to ...
  • Yet another Cruise ship added to the list St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: 2016 is already looking to be a monumental year for Antigua and Barbuda, as well as the Tourism Industry – Minister Michael. Continue his inaugural speech welcoming the Captain and crew of Norwegian Breakaway Cruise. “So what an honor and incredible way to start this wonderful New Year, in being able to welcome ...
  • MINISTRY OF TOURISM ANNOUNCES BRIGHT FUTURE FOR JOLLY BEACH RESORT & SPA, ANTIGUA St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development Investment, and Energy is pleased to announce that a solid rescue plan is now in place to ensure the continued operation of The Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, in Antigua and Barbuda. Effective 1 January 2016, Mr. Robert A. Barrett, Chairman of the highly successful Elite ...
  • AIRLIFT INCREASES WITH THE ADDITION OF SEABORNE AIRLINES St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda:  Plans made by Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials to welcome more flights from more airlines and tour operators around the world, upon completion of one of the largest and most modern airports in the Eastern Caribbean have rapidly taken off. The Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Asot Michael, ...
  • InterCaribbean Airways makes its inaugural call to the Sir V.C. Bird International Airport on Sir Vere Cornwall Bird Snr. Day St. John’s Antigua and Barbuda: As nationals in Antigua and Barbuda celebrate the birthday of the Father of the nation Sir Vere Cornwall Bird Snr. today (Wed), the airport named in his honor was also abuzz with activity on the occasion of the inaugural flight of inter Caribbean Airways. The new terminal at the V.C. Bird International ...
  • New Cruise ships to Antigua – Thomson Cruises and MV Thomson Celebration St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: Minister for Tourism Hon. Asot Michael Welcomed the Thomson Cruises and MV Thomson Celebration, Captain, and her integral crew. said “It is a real pleasure and honor to welcome one of the flagship vessels of the Thomson Cruise fleet to our port. While this is the first time that we ...
  • New Tamarind Hill Developments Kick starts St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: Governor General Sir Rodney Williams, Hon. Samantha Marshall and  Minister for Tourism Hon. Asot Michael are among the groundbreaking of Tamarind Hill Development on December 3, 2015. Minister Michael’s remark on the ceremony: What an honor it is for me to be participating in this significant day for both Tamarind Hills ...
  • Grand Welcome to JetBlue’ First Landing in V.C. Bird International Airport St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: A Grand Welcome given to JetBlue’ first Landing in V.C. Bird International Airport Yesterday. JetBlue added service to its newest destination, Antigua and Barbuda’s V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU), from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), with three times weekly service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Antigua and Barbuda becomes JetBlue’s ...