Apparently there is a law in Antigua that prohibits the wearing of and importing of camouflage type clothing. A member of our party had his brand new camouflage jacket confiscated by a somewhat over enthusiastic customs official. (Someone else on the same flight from New York had his whole suitcase confiscated because it was a camouflage design) On requesting a receipt and some sort of proof of this law the official told us that we were 'insulting the nation of Antigua by attempting to import illegal goods' and would be imprisioned and taken to court the next day if we persisted with our requests. This after queuing for 2 hours to get through immigration/customs. Not the welcome to Antigua that we had come to expect.
Since returning to the UK we have been in touch with the Ministry of Tourism and are let to believe that they are going to look into changing this law because of the world wide fashion trend for such garments. Apparently the law is to do with 'non army personnel' wearing army type clothing. The Ministry of Tourism tried to locate the jacket to return it to us, but it could not be found.
There is no doubt that on this particular trip to Antigua this experience spoilt our holiday - but we will certainly return, its a wonderful place and everyone else extremely friendly - we will just be careful what we wear!!