barbudaful.net is ten years old!
barbudaful.net is celebrating this year - and we are still the only web site that features just the island of Barbuda. It has been online since we decided that Barbuda should have its own web site where visitors, and Barbudans living overseas - especially those from younger generations who have never been to Barbuda - could go to find accurate information about the island. It's a community website that has a small and very limited income from the local businesses who support it and all the money goes back into the site (well, that and the odd ice cold beer...) Here we say a big thank you to those who have done so up to now. We hope that Barbudan businesses will prosper as they get more visitors to the island through the site, and that visitors will be satisfied knowing that the money they spend while they are here directly benefits local people.
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This is a site where any Barbudan or anyone who is in business on Barbuda can be represented. We know that Barbudans around the world visit www.barbudaful.net to catch up on news from home as the web site represents Barbuda as the lively and enterprising place that it is. We include information on the history and geography of the island, facts and figures about Barbuda, and our places of interest. We encourage and support our amazing nature tourism so we have much-needed pages for visitors to find accommodation and transport and we reply to all e-mails we get through the site if you need more help with this.
There are charges for entries on the site to cover the costs of maintaining the web site on the internet. The lowest prices are for Barbudans who have very small businesses to make it easily accessible to them. For hotels it's more expensive, but as we are a primary source of information about hotels and guesthouses on Barbuda, for a local business it makes sense to be on here. We are number one for Barbuda on Google and regularly listed in all the published guides to the Caribbean and in the international press. You can view our subscription rates here. You can also donate if you'd like to.
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We invite anyone in Barbuda to add their details to the site and contributions from Barbudans doing exciting things overseas are especially welcome. Details of upcoming events or activities, for example family reunions anywhere in the world, will be advertised free on Jicky's Latest News, the community news page. For those making a living from tourism, this website is an excellent way to advertise to the world and to have customers come directly to you by phone or by email. We also have a Facebook page that connects us to Barbudans who are now online all over the world, where you can read other news and post messages.
what we need to know
The information you provide will be included under the most suitable heading and we like to get your information right. Payment for business entries can be made in Barbuda or by Paypal, but news is free. If you would like to be included on the web site, renew your subscription, donate something or update your information please contact us here.
As soon as your entry appears on barbudaful.net you need to check the details. The charges apply once a year only and payment should be made in January for the full year until December. Each January you will be asked if you wish to be included again and your listing can be removed if you don't wish to continue. If you are on it you can then give the barbudaful website cards out to your relatives, friends and customers all over the world.
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We wish to thank the following people.
web site host
This web site has always been hosted (and supported) by Graham Talbot at Turquoise Net; a travel site for the Caribbean, Central America, and beyond. Graham has featured Barbuda on www.turq.comfor many years. But we are about to change ... and we will have a completely new look soon.
Andrew Brewster helps with the complicated technical behind-the-scenes administration of the web site, produced our redesign, and publishes the new material. Without him we would be in big trouble.
We are proud of the photographs on barbudaful.net as they are all taken on the island by amateurs and professionals who have visited Barbuda or who live here, including Mohammid Walbrook, Chris Doyle, Fiona Jack, Fabio Pettinari, Mark Williams, Malte, Jerry Cindric and many others. We welcome your photographs if you have some good ones. These are typically resized to between 250 and 350 pixels maximum width to fit within the pages, and we are currently making larger versions of some newer ones available in a 'lightbox' to display on top of the pages. We appreciate a little information about what a photograph is showing and who took it; we use this to supply alternative text for images to enhance accessibility for our visitors. Pass your mouse over an image if your browser supports this to see it.
Mohammed Walbrook is a Barbudan photographer. He became interested in photography while a student at the Holy Trinity School. He is working on a book of photographs of Barbuda and compiling a photographic archive of the island.
Chris Doyle is an international yachtsman and writer. Chris is a resident of Grenada and has been sailing in the Caribbean for over 30 years. He is the author of The Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands, which features information about Barbuda for sailors. Chris contributes articles to Caribbean Compass, the Caribbean's on-line monthly marine magazine, while he has his own web site at www.doylecaribbean.com.
Fiona Jack is an artist and photographer, who visited Barbuda and has published her beautiful photos in many international magazines and travel guides.
Fabio Pettinari is a fashion photographer from Milan. He covers the haute couture shows in Paris, London, and Milan. Fabio came to Barbuda several years ago to photograph the Palmetto Hotel. He has contributed to the lifestyle magazine Condé Nast Traveller.
Mark Williams and his family came to Barbuda for a week in 2002. They stayed at the
Carriage House, hired a vehicle, and took many interesting photos.
Friends and family and visitors to Barbuda…
…who send us their pictures all the time - thankyou xx
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the website founders
Claire is an artist and writer and regularly updates the site. She has contributed articles about Barbuda to other Caribbean websites and in the international press. Claire has taken many of the photographs for barbudaful.net and currently writes the content.
Lesley wrote and took many photographs for the site over several years and without her input, it wouldn't have started at all. After Lesley gained a Masters degree from London University, she worked in publishing in England and was also a teacher in Barbuda for many years.
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using this website
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We try to make this website as accessible to as wide a range of readers as possible. We try to follow the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, though we don't guarantee compliance to any particular level. We have also included WAI-ARIA document structure and landmark roles where relevant. Some of the older content, such as pages in the archive, will have fewer such features. Please contact us if we can make it better.