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Reasons to be cheerful in Antigua - part 365

Next time you read that a place possesses 365 somethings, allow a whiff of scepticism to waft in with the breezy prose. York, I have been assured, has 365 pubs; and precisely 365 river irrigate the island of Dominica.

UNDER THE SUN

When the heat is on, the caftan comes into its own. Long flowing robes are a practical way to keep cool and shaded from the sun. However, this summer designers including Turkish-born Rifat Ozbek have adapted the caftan, turning it into a floral print dress or a loose-fitting linen tunic that would look as much at home in Camber Sands or Brighton as here in the Canaries mini-Sahara of Fuerteventura

Hushed court told of yacht slaughter died

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'Murder in paradise' trial opens

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Netball: England ease into play-off

England booked their place in tomorrow's third-place play-off against New Zealand at the World Championships in Birmingham with a 60-35 victory over Trinidad and yesterday. Australia and South Africa had comfortable victories over Canada and Antigua respectively and will meet in Saturday's final.

PAINFUL PROGRESS

Easter is the most significant feast in the Christian calendar and Christ's painful progress to the Cross is the saddest journey ever taken.

Net gains

The final word on how to book a holiday, following stories from Bill Hartston (who could not find out what was available at half-term in the Canaries) and Martin Scudamore (who suggested how enterprising travel agencies could enhance customer service) goes to Jane Rieger of Birmingham.

TRAVEL: Bowled over by the West Indies

Antigua, more English than England, appealed to Geoffrey Wheatcroft - and not just because of the cricket

Travel: A little Spanish practice, a lot of happy hours: Life is sweet for the lingo gringos in Antigua, Guatemala's bustling language-tuition capital, says James Wilson

Spare a thought for the people of Antigua, Guatemala, and marvel at their extraordinary patience. Every day they are engaged in conversation by strangers who speak their language only haltingly, whose level of expression would shame a five-year-old, who will require them to repeat every reply several times - but who are exasperatingly keen to learn.

Yacht killings arrest

SCOTLAND YARD detectives and Antiguan police have made one arrest and found items belonging to the British crewmen and American couple killed last month aboard a yacht off the island of Barbuda, in the Caribbean.

Yacht murder victims 'were tortured to death'

TWO British sailors and an American couple murdered on a luxury yacht in the Caribbean may have been tortured to death one by one, police said yesterday.

Visit to bank 'trigger for yacht murders': Caribbean killings took place after pounds 7,000 cash withdrawal

FOUR PEOPLE stabbed to death on a British yacht in the Caribbean may have been murdered because thieves saw one of them withdraw nearly pounds 7,000 from a local bank.

Cricket: Watkin puts his back into it: Seamer defies pain to give England pleasure

England . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419 and 265-3 dec

Travel: A holiday rescued by another man: Ruth Picardie made all the arrangements, but idyllic Fuerteventura was turning into a disaster until she was rescued by an old-fashioned knight with a taste for adventure

I was feeling nervous about this holiday. Two weeks on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands for pounds 250, including flight and accommodation, sounded simple. Idyllic, even, judging by the brochure photographs of white sands and turquoise lagoons. The problem was that this was the first holiday for which I'd taken responsibility. For a variety of reasons, I'd always tagged along with family or friends. Unliberated as it sounds, choosing the location and booking the holiday seemed hugely onerous. What if nobody liked it? What if it rained? All my fault.

Obituary: Sir James Harford

Sir James Harford, colonial administrator, died 26 November, aged 94. Administrator of Antigua and Federal Secretary of the Leeward Islands 1936-40; Administrator, St Kitts-Nevis 1940-47; Colonial Secretary, Mauritius 1948-53; Governor and C-in-C, St Helena 1954-58.
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