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A JOLLY GOOD READ, International Literary Festival, Antigua & Barbuda The Antigua and Barbuda International Literary Festival is a celebration of literary arts, with workshops, author readings, book signings and tents for children's programmes and live entertainment. Held this year at the Jolly Beach Hotel, the festival features prominent Caribbean, US, British and Canadian authors. There will be a Gala Opening Ceremony and reception attended by the Governor General and government officials. ywww. caribbeanlit eraryfestival. com October - December 2008 lime 23 DREAM BOATS, Antigua Charter Yacht Show Yachtsmen throughout the region are expected to descend on Antigua this December for the 47th annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show. This year's event will take place at the Nelson's Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina. ywww. antigua- charter- yacht- meeting. com 4- 9 december ll 7- 9 november ll ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET, The Barbados International Film festival Action! The Barbados International Film Festival ( BIFF) is a cultural rendezvous for film- makers to showcase the best of independent world cinema to enrich the film culture in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Awards will be given in three categories: Features, Documentaries, and Shorts. ywww. barbadosfilmfestival. com 3- 7 december llSubmit youR calendar events to calendar@ lime- magazine. com PLUS… More important dates not to miss! Oct 11 Nevis Fishing Tournament. Oct 12- 16 Grenada Cricket Classics Festival, St George, Grenada. Oct 16 Annual Regatta, Jolly Harbour, Antigua Yacht Club. Oct 17- 19 Nevis International Culinary Heritage Exposition. A culinary programme including cooking demonstrations, lunches and dinners, cheese & wine tasting, and more. Oct 19 Blue Food Festival. Entertainment and cooking skills using local resources. L'Anse Fourmi Bloody Bay Recreation Grounds, Tobago. Oct 28 Diwali Festival of Lights, Trinidad. Oct 31 Antigua Open Bridge Tournament. Nov 6- 9 Tranquility Jazz Festival, Anguilla, with concerts at CuisinArt resort and Temeros golf course. Nov 7- 9 International Literary Festival, Jolly Beach Hotel, Antigua and Barbuda. Nov 13- 16 Grenada Yacht Club's 8th running of the Carriacou Sailing Series at Tyrell Bay Marina, Carriacou. Nov 30 Thanksgiving Horseracing organised by Nevis Turf and Jockey Club at Indian Castle Race Track, Nevis Dec 4- 9 47th Annual Antiguan Charter Yacht Show at Nelson's Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club. Dec 5- 7 Run Barbados. Marathon, Half Marathon and Nature Valley 10 km Road Race. Dec 19- 21 The 31st Annual Carriacou Parang Festival. Open air concert in Hillsborough, Carriacou. Dec 19- 21 80- mile competition hike across Martinique from Sainte- Anne to Grand Riviere Club, Manikou. Dec 28 Tobago Flying Colours Kite Flying Festival, Plymouth Recreational Grounds, Tobago.

Geothermal energy 24 lime October - December 2008 LIMELITE did you know? LiMEnews A brief look at what's going on in and around the Islands... The volcanic island of Nevis has long been known for its hot springs and their therapeutic qualities, but the locals have now found another benefit – geothermal energy. The completion of a new power plant next year will allow Nevis not only to be 100% self- sufficient with renewable power from underground energy sources, but also to export power to neighbouring islands. West Indies Power ( Nevis) Ltd ( www. westindiespower. com) began drilling last January. The exploration found five viable sites clustered around several faults, with Spring Hills being the site farthest along in production. It is expected that this site alone will produce 50- 100 POWER for THE PEOPLE Geothermal energy is derived from the natural heat of the earth. For commercial use, a geothermal reservoir capable of providing hydrothermal ( hot water and steam) resources of a temperature higher than 150° C ( 302 º F) is necessary. These are found in " geothermal systems" which are geological settings where the earth's naturally occurring heat flow is near enough to the earth's surface to bring steam or hot water to the surface. This super-heated hot water is extracted by specially designed wells and allowed to convert to steam, which is then collected and piped to a geothermal turbine, which uses the steam to generate electricity. Geothermal energy is renewable and combustion-free. Unlike fossil-fuel power plants, geothermal units emit no smoke because no burning takes place. Now popular in many parts of the world, the grapefruit is thought to have originated in Barbados as a natural cross between the sweet orange and the shaddock, both of which were introduced from Asia. Sangaree was once a popular drink in the Caribbean, particularly amongst the planter and merchant classes. Main ingredients were wine, lime juice, water, and spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon. Top UK property agent for Barbados Cluttons, the real estate agency founded in the United Kingdom in 1765, now has an office in Barbados, located on the west coast in Holetown, St James. Cluttons operates a network of offices in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and now Barbados, offering a wide range of professional property management, maintenance and consultancy services including sales and rentals. megawatts of electricity. Nevis itself uses only 8.5 MW. The potential of geothermal energy for small, developing nations like Nevis is encouraging, especially as geothermal power is less expensive than other renewable and fossil fuel sources. Nevis plans to sell its excess electricity to neighbours such as St Kitts, Anguilla, St Maarten and the US Virgin Islands. The implementation of this development should allow for a rise in the standard of living, an increase in job opportunities and a cleaner local environment. The company is also conducting operations in Dominica and Saba. Steam flowing at the Nevis plant west indies power geothermal education office