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

Datebook (July/August 2000)

Here's news on the main events in July and August.

Netwatch: Caribbean Summer

What's happening in the Caribbean on the net.

Renée “Buttaz” Edwards. Photograph courtesy Brass.Angel.Photography

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.

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)

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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.