Congratulatory Message


On request, the Governor-General will send congratulatory messages or letters to Antiguan and Barbudan organisations for special anniversaries and also for events, such as major national or international conferences which are being held in Antigua and Barbuda; cultural festivals; sporting championships, etc.

  • 3.1. The requests for messages are to be submitted in writing, and should be addressed to the Governor-General. It is important that the requests include the following information:
    • 3.1.1. History, goals, achievements, etc of the organisation
    • 3.1.2. Anniversary/Celebration date, time, venue, etc
    • 3.1.3. Contact details, that is, name, postal address, telephone number, email, fax, etc to which the message is to be sent
    • 3.1.4. How the Congratulatory Message will be used - newspaper supplement, magazine, newsletter, to be read at a function, etc
    • 3.1.5. State the proposed name and date of publication in magazines, newspapers, etc
    • The audiences among which the message will be circulated
    • The final date by which you would wish to have the Congratulatory Message returned
  • 3.2. In order to ensure that messages are returned to organisations in time for the celebratory activities, a minimum notice of six(6) weeks is required. Requests received with less than six weeks' notice will be accepted but there is no guarantee that the messages will be processed in time for the celebration. Please note also that requests received within one week of or after the date of the celebration will not be processed.
  • 3.3. The Office of the Governor General should be provided with copies of the publications, where printed, for record keeping purposes.

For any further information on these protocol guidelines, please contact the Office of the Governor General - 268 462 0002/3/4

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