Ministry to examine the state of the ARG and make every effort to ready it for the Carnival festivities



The Minister of Creative Industries invited four experts from the Festivals Office to address the upcoming 2022 Carnival.


The Officer responsible for finances explained that the Antigua Recreation Grounds (ARG) has been unused for more than two years and requires significant upgrading.

The Minister of Works agreed that his Ministry would examine the state of the ARG and make every effort to ready it for the Carnival festivities.

The Double Decker ARG Stand which has already been condemned is likely to be removed in a few weeks, creating new space for special seating during Carnival.

Contemplation is being given to razing the Sir Vivian Richards Stand in order to make way for a superior modern facility.

The food vendors within the ARG will soon move into the completed temporary space, directly outside the ARG.

APUA will next install running water and proper disposal for the runoff.

Carnival participants are all encouraged to vaccinate or to be tested for Covid-19 before participating in troupes and other groups.

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  1. The Double Decker stand has been demolished for a number of years now. It is long overdue for it to be recommissioned. It’s one of those stands that add great value to the grounds

  2. The ARG is an iconic and world renowned stadium, and should never have been allowed to get into such disrepair.

    I have attended there many times for cricket, 🏏 football, ⚽️ carnival 💃 and a record crowd at Party Monarch (when Onyan should have won the title over C P Peters, with his brilliant song 🎶 “OK Papi” … Great night and atmosphere though!).

    I hope funding is found not only for carnival, but also for the long term future as well … 🏟

  3. What is really going on with ARG? One time I hear one thing then another time I hear another thing. People please make up your minds exactly what will be done with the ARG.

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