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January - June, 2000

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2001

January
Anjo Insurances Golf Open @ Cedar Valley (Antigua & Barbuda)
Jan - Mar: Regional Cricket Series - Barbados Cricket Association 1-246-436-1397
Jan - Apr: Barbados National Trust Open House Programme
Three Kings' Day (Epiphany) (Dominican Republic, St. Martin, Puerto Rico, USVI, Venezuela)
Tirer Gateau (Haiti)
Eid Ul Fitr (Trinidad & Tobago)
Halyard Challenge - BVI Yacht Club - 1-284-494-3286 (BVI)
Eugenia Maria de Hostos Birthday (Puerto Rico)
Barbados Horticultural Society Garden Program - Local horticultural enthusiasts display their gardens from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, BHS 1-246-428-5889.
Barbados Jazz Festival - Paint It Jazz - Gilbert Rowe 1-246-437-4537
Remembrance Day (St. Lucia)
Barbados Windsurfing World Cup - Roger Miller, B'dos Windsurfing Assn. 1-246-426-5837
Barbados Horticultural Society Garden Program - Local horticultural enthusiasts display their gardens from 2:00pm to 6:00pm 1-246-428-5889.
Martin Luther King Day (Puerto Rico, USVI)
Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival
Full Moon
Our Lady Of Altagracia (Dominican Republic)
Errol Barrow Day - National Holiday (Barbados)
Classics in the Atrium - Steve Wilson Quartet - HL Stoutt Community College - 1-284-494-4994 (BVI)
Classics in the Atrium - Avishai Cohen Sextet - HL Stoutt Community College - 1-284-494-4994 (BVI)
Barbados Rally Club - Prize Giving - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Governor's Cup - BVI Yacht Club - 1-284-494-3286 (BVI)
St. Vincent & Grenadines Day - National Holiday (St. Vincent & Grenadines)
Barbados Horticultural Society Garden Program - Local horticultural enthusiasts display their gardens from 2:00pm to 6:00pm 1-246-428-5889.
Duarte's Birthday (Dominican Republic)
Puerto Rico International Film Festival (Puerto Rico)
Barbados Rally Club - Annual Prize Giving @ Clay Pigeon Club (7:30-8:30pm EDT) followed by partying, music by Leslie "Wings" Alleyne - 1-246-432-1336 (Barbados)
Holetown Symphony Premiere for Steel Orchestra and Organ - Holetown Harmonites Steel Orchestra of Barbados - Morris Greenidge, BTA 1-246-427-2623 (Barbados)
Barbados Horticultural Society Garden Program - Local horticultural enthusiasts display their gardens from 2:00pm to 6:00pm 1-246-428-5889.
 

 

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February
Jan - Mar: Regional Cricket Series - Barbados Cricket Association 1-246-436-1397
Jan - Apr: Barbados National Trust Open House Programme
Antigua Grand Prix Regatta, Jolly Harbour (Antigua & Barbuda)
Puerto Rico International Film Festival (Puerto Rico)
National Cultural Education Festival - all month - traditional Anguillan culture - dancing, storytelling, games, art, food, crafts, music, etc. (Anguilla)
Lewmar Pursuit Race - BVI Yacht Club - 1-284-494-3286 (BVI)
Sunshine Theatre Awards ceremony (Anguilla)
Barbados Horticultural Society Garden Program - Local horticultural enthusiasts display their gardens from 2:00pm to 6:00pm 1-246-428-5889.
Sant Lisi Par Excellence Awards (St. Lucia)
Barbados Rally Club - 4 X 4 Time Trial - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Independence Day (Grenada)
Barbados Rally Club - ExtraOrdinary General Meeting - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Motoring Club of Barbados - Annual General Meeting (@ The Mutual) - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Sweethearts of the Caribbean Classic Schooner Regatta - West End Yacht Club - 1-284-494-3286 (BVI)
2nd Annual Anguilla Flower & Garden Show (Anguilla)
Barbados Holetown Festival - 24th year - Commemorates first settlers; street fairs; concerts, Queen show. Alfred Pragnell 1-246-435-6264.
Barbados Rally Club and Motoring Club of Barbados - Annual Scrutineering (@ The Gymnasium) - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Classics in the Atrium - Debussy Quartet - HL Stoutt Community College - 1-284-494-4994 (BVI)
Barbados Horticultural Society Garden Program - Local horticultural enthusiasts display their gardens from 2:00pm to 6:00pm 1-246-428-5889.
Full Moon
Dominica Carnival (Mas Domnik) (Dominica)
Wallblake House Fundraising Auction - Silent Auction to aid Anguilla's only surviving plantation house (Anguilla)
Septuagesima Sunday
Motoring Club of Barbados - Acceleration Test (on the ABC Highway) - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
4th Int'l Financial Cryptography Conference (Anguilla)
President's Birthday (Puerto Rico, USVI)
Independence Day (St. Lucia)
We23: Republic Day / Mashramani (Guyana)
We26-Th27: Barbados Horticultural Society - Annual Flower Show - Balls Plantation, Christ Church; exotic flowers & plants; Police Band. 1-246-428-5889.
BVI Botanic Society Annual Flower Show - Botanic Gardens, Road Town  (BVI)
Independence Day, Carnival (Dominican Republic)
Mercedes Cup for Polo - Cheshire Polo Team (Barbados)
Motoring Club of Barbados - Tarmac Event (@ Haymans) - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
 

 

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March
Jan - Mar: Regional Cricket Series - Barbados Cricket Association 1-246-436-1397
Jan - Apr: Barbados National Trust Open House Programme
Mar - Aug: Leatherback Turtle Monitoring - Conservation & Fisheries Dept. 1-284-494-3489 (BVI)
Moonsplash - Annual outdoor music concert on the beach. First weekend of the full moon in March. Caribbean, int'l talent at The Dune Preserve, Rendezvous Bay. (Anguilla)
Easter Monday - Boat Race at Sandy Ground, Anglican Church Fair. (Anguilla)
Annual Optimist Triathlon (Anguilla)
Mercedes Cup for Polo - Cheshire Polo Team (Barbados)
Heineken Regatta (St Maarten)
Barbados Gold Cup (Sandy Lane) - Horse racing (Garrison, Barbados)
St. Gerard's Garden Party, Church Gounds (Anguilla)
Quinquagesima Sunday
Mercedes Cup for Polo - Cheshire Polo Team (Barbados)
Motoring Club of Barbados - Fun Rally - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Carnival (
Trinidad & Tobago)
Carnival (Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin)
Carnival (Haiti)
Ash Wednesday (Jamaica)
Baron Bliss Day (Belize)
Classics in the Atrium - Terrence Wilson - HL Stoutt Community College - 1-284-494-4994 (BVI)
Goslings Dark & Stormy 2000 - West End Yacht Club - 1-284-494-3286 (BVI)
Tides of March - BVI Yacht Club - 1-284-494-3286 (BVI)
Quadragesima Sunday
Barbados Rally Club - Tarmac Event - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Commonwealth Day (BVI)
Holder's Season - Opera - Carol Walcott 1-246-432-6385 (Barbados)
Barbados Rally Club - Annual General Meeting - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
St. Patrick's Day (Montserrat)
National Anthem and Flag Day (Aruba)
VISAR Market day - VI Search & Rescue - 1-284-494-4357 (BVI)
St. Joseph's Day (Venezuela)
Motoring Club of Barbados - Tarmac Event (@ Luke Hill) - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Full Moon
Abolition Day / Emancipation Day (Puerto Rico)
Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle (CORT) - Heineken Intl. Cup (Puerto Rico)
Barbados Rally Club - 4 X 4 Rally - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Spiritual Baptists Shouter Liberation Day (Trinidad & Tobago)
Transfer Day (USVI)
 

 

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April
January-April: Barbados National Trust Open House Programme
Antigua Sailing Week (Antigua & Barbuda)
Holder's Season - Opera - Carol Walcott 1-246-432-6385 (Barbados)
April Fool's Day... GOTCHA!
Labour Day (Anguilla)
Fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday)
Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle (CORT) - BVI Spring Regatta - Caribbean Big Boat Series - BVI Yacht Club - 1-284-494-3286 (BVI)
Islamic New Year (1421)
Death of Toussaint Louverture (Haiti)
Barbados Rally Club - Tarmac Night Event - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Motoring Club of Barbados - Acceleration Test (on ABC Highway) - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Americas Day (Haiti)
Palm Sunday
Jose de Diego's Birthday (Puerto Rico)
Barbados Rally Club - Alternate Date - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Full Moon
Independence Day (Venezuela)
Cable & Wireless Int'l Cricket Triangular Series - 1 Day Final, Kensington Oval (Barbados)
Holy Thursday (USVI)
First Day of Passover (Pesach)
Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday (Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, BVI, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, USVI)
Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle (CORT) - Rolex Intl. Cup in (St Thomas)
CARIFTA Swimming Championships - The Aquatic Centre 1-246-429-7946 (Barbados)
Earth Day Celebration - Conservation & Fisheries Department - 1-284-494-3429 (BVI)
Virgin Gorda Eater Festival - An exciting showcase of local entertainment and culinary delights - BVI Tourist Board - 1-284-494-3134 (BVI)
Oistins Fish Festival - Boat racing, fish boning, exhibitions, food stalls, arts & crafts, dancing, singing, road races. Dan Carter 1-246-427-3272 (Barbados)
Congaline Street Festival - 7th Annual - A nine day Carnival. Free entertainment, display of local crafts and culture. NCF 1-246-424-0909 (Barbados)
Easter Monday   (Bahamas)
Heroes Day - National Holiday (Barbados)
Carnival (USVI)
Low Sunday
Dutch Queen's Birthday (Netherlands Antilles)
Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle (CORT) - Antigua Sailing Week & Classic Regatta (Antigua & Barbuda)
 

 

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May
May-Jun Grenada SpiceJazz Festival
MayTBA - Tourism Conference of Aruba (Aruba)
MayTBA - Tourism Awards Presentation (Nevis)
MayTBA - Batabano Carnival; Brac Cook-off
(Cayman Islands)
Annual Antigua Tennis Week @ Curtain Bluff Hotel (Antigua & Barbuda)
International Rugby Sevens
(Barbados)
Healthy Lifestyle Extravaganza - Queen's Park 1-246-430-5409 
(Barbados)
Congaline Street Festival - 7th Annual - A nine day Carnival. Free entertainment, display of local crafts and culture. NCF 1-246-424-0909
(Barbados)
Labour Day
(Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Antilles Francaises, Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname)
May Day
(Antilles Francaises, Dominica, St. Maarten, St. Martin)
Festival of Comedy
(St. Lucia)
Cable & Wireless Cricket Series - West Indies 'A' vs Pakistan
(Barbados)
Barbados Rally Club - Tarmac Single Venue Event - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
WWII Victory
(St. Maarten, St. Martin)
Int'l Masters Football - June English 1-246-428-1182 / 435-7765
(Barbados)
Cable & Wireless Cricket Series - 2nd Test - West Indies vs Pakistan
(Barbados)
Waterworld - VI Search & Rescue - 1-284-494-4357
(BVI)
Full Moon
Flag & University Day
(Haiti)
Motoring Club of Barbados - NAPA Tarmac rally - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT)
(Barbados)
Sovereignty & Thanksgiving Day
(Haiti)
Labour Day
(Jamaica)
Commonwealth Day
(Belize)
Anguilla Day
(Anguilla)
Foxy's Wooden Boat Race 2000 - West End Yacht Club - 1-284-494-3286
(BVI)

Barbados Rally Club - TEXACO Tarmac Stages Rally - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
Rogation Sunday
Memorial Day
(Puerto Rico, USVI)
Whit Monday
(St. Lucia)
(Road bay). Sports, cycling anbd tennis.
(Anguilla)
May01 - Linden Town Celebration
(Guyana)
May04 - Cat Island Festival (Bahamas)
May04 - Horsemanship Competition (Curacao)
May04-13 - St. Lucia Jazz Festival (St. Lucia)
May05 - Point Fortin Borough Week
(Trinidad)
May05-06 - One Day International Cricket (Grenada)
May05-13 - Chants du Monde Opera Festival (Martinique)
May06 - Maypole Race - BVI Yacht Club - 1-284-494-3286 (BVI)
May06 - Treasure Beach Triatholon
(Jamaica)
May06 - International Triathlon
(USVI)
May06 - Yacht Club Race (Grenada)
May08 - VE Day (Guadeloupe)
May11-14 - Culinary Week (Martinique)
May13 - Yachting Regatta (Trinidad)
May14 - Celtic Festival - Ruth Palmer 1-246-426-3387 (Barbados)
May15 - Annual Marketplace
(Cayman Islands)
May17 - Sugar Festival (Trinidad)
May17 - May Day activities (St. Vincent & Grenadines)
May18 - Game Fishing Tournament (Dominica)
May19-24 - Antigua Classic Regatta (Antigua & Barbuda)
May20 - Golf Medal Play Tournament
(St. Maarten)
May20 - Grand Art Festival By the Sea
(Bermuda)
May21 - Gospelfest - Adrian Agard 1-246-430-7300
(Barbados)
May21 -  Billfish Tournament
(St. Martin)
May25 - Jazz Festival
(Curacao)
May25 - Pan Ramajay Steelband Competition (Trinidad)
May25 - Agricultural Trade Show (Belize)
May26 - ZooDoo Day
(Bermuda)
May26 - Spice Jazz Festival
(Grenada)
May26 - Independence Day Indian Heritage Celebrations
, Youth Week, Motor Racing (Guyana)
May27 - Slavery Abolition Day
(Guadeloupe)
May27 - Placenia Mountain Bike Classic (Belize)
May28-Jun07 - Patron Saint Festivals - Bayamon and Aricebo (Puerto Rico)
May29 - Banana’s Cup Sailboat Regatta
(Martinique)
May30 - Indian Arrival Day
(Trinidad & Tobago)
May30 - Anguilla Day - commemmorates Anguilla Revolution May 30, 1977. Round-the-island Boat race starts, ends at Sandy Ground May31 - Canouan Regatta
(St. Vincent & Grenadines)
May-Jun: Annual Barbuda Caribana Festival
(Antigua & Barbuda)
 

 

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June
May-Jun Grenada SpiceJazz Festival
May-Jun: Annual Barbuda Caribana Festival
(Antigua & Barbuda)

JunTBA - Jackpot Fishing Tournament; Golf Classic (Cayman Islands)
JunTBA - Guavaberry Sailing Regatta
(Nevis)
Jun01 - Mount Gay Int'l Regatta
(Trinidad)
Jun01 - Ascension Day (St. Maarten)
Jun01 - African Festival
(St. Martin)
Jun01 - Carlisle Bay Festival
(Barbados)
Jun02 - Casals Festival (Classical Music)
(Puerto Rico)
Jun01-04 - Eleuthera Pineapple Festival; Junkanoo in June Heritage festival
(Bahamas)
Jun02 - Open Air Pops concert
(Bermuda)
Jun03 - Whit Sunday Sailing Regatta
(Nevis)
Jun03 - ECC/Flamingo Sprint Triathlon @ Flamingo Beach Resort
(St. Maarten)
Jun06 - Youman Nabi Holiday (Guyana)
Jun09 - Annual Dive Festival
(Bonaire)
Jun09 - Kingfish Tournament
(Trinidad)
Jun10 - President's Cup (Trinidad)
Jun10 - Enmore Marty’s Day (Guyana)
Jun10 - Ocho Rios Jazz Festival
(Jamaica)
Jun17 - Island Flavours Summer Concert Series
(Bermuda)
Jun17 - Golf Medal Play Tournament
(St. Maarten)
Jun19 - Performing arts finals
(Jamaica)
Jun20 - CTO Caribbean Ball
(London, UK)
Jun21 - Folk Music Festivals
(Guadeloupe)
Jun21 - Music Festival
(St. Kitts)
Jun21 - Fete de la Musique
(Martinique)
Jun21 - National Amateur Golf Championship
(Jamaica)
Jun24 - St. John’s Day/Dera Gai
(Aruba)
Jun27 - Lobster Festival
(Belize)
Jun27 - Lyceum Club Conference
(St. Barths)
Jun29 - Fisherman’s Birthday celebrations
(Grenada)
Jun29 - Vincie Carnival
(St. Vincent & Grenadines)
Jun29 - Fisherman’s Feast
(St. Lucia)
Jun29 - Sand Pedro Day
(Belize)
Jun29 - Jazz and Latin Music festival
(Aruba)
Jun30 - Dive Fest
(Dominica)
World Environment Month - Conservation & Fisheries Department - 1-284-494-3429
(BVI)
Harris Paints Regatta (Barbados)
"Isle of Dreams" Int'l Judo Tournament
(Barbados)
Fisheries Career Day - Conservation & Fisheries Department - 1-284-494-3429
(BVI)
Fisherman's Feast
(St. Lucia)
Aqua Splash - Barbados Water Festival - Morris Greenidge BTA 1-246-427-2623
(Barbados)
Ascension Day / Holy Thursday
(Haiti, St. Maarten, St. Martin)
Labour Day (Bahamas)
Carlisle Bay Water Festival - Alan Burke 1-246-228-5117 / 428-5117
(Barbados)
Queen's Birthday
(Antigua & Barbuda)

Laser/Optimist Family Day Out - BVI Yacht Club - 1-284-494-3286
(BVI)
Barbados Rally Club - 4 X 4 Time Trial - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) (Barbados)
World Environment Day - Conservation & Fisheries Department - 1-284-494-3429
(BVI)
Father's Day
(Puerto Rico)
Labour Day
(Bahamas)
Feast of Weeks
(Shavuot)
Queen's Birthday
(Antigua & Barbuda, BVI, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia)
Choir Festival - Caribbean & UK churches & choirs - Ruth Palmer 1-246-426-3387
(Barbados)
Whit Sunday
(Dominica, Grenada)
Pentecost
(St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin)
Motoring Club of Barbados - Tarmac Event (@ Stewarts Hill) - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT)
(Barbados)
Whit Monday
(Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, BVI, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago)

Queen's Birthday - 8:00am parade around Ronald Webster park (tentative)
(Anguilla)
Annual Sandcastle Competition - VI Search & Rescue - 1-284-494-4357
(BVI)
Full Moon
Trinity Sunday
Labour Day
(Trinidad & Tobago)
Organic Day Act
(USVI)
Corpus Christi Day
(Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago)
St. John the Baptist
(Puerto Rico)
Barbados Rally Club - June 4 X 4 Rally - 1-246-432-1336 (8:30am - 4:30pm EDT) Entry: $30.00 @ the Briefing Meeting on Thursday at 7pm at the BSTSA (Clay Pigeon Club, Searles, Ch Ch).  Contact Clive Howell ASAP at 425-3311w, 437-2103h, or e-mail: ears181@hotmail.com (Barbados)
Weisers Ocean Quest - Morris Greenidge BTA 1-246-427-2623
(Barbados)

 

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