Antigua and Barbuda

Country Antigua and Barbuda
Capital Saint John's
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency East Carbbean dollar(XCD)
Languages English

St. John's

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The Siboney were the first to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early settlements by the Spanish and French were succeeded by the English who formed a colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

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Antigua and Barbuda - Wikipedia
Antigua and Barbuda - CIA World Fact Book
Antigua and barbuda - BBC
Antigua and barbuda - Timeline - BBC

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Antigua and Barbuda: Barbudans Fighting for Land Rights - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Antigua and Barbuda: Barbudans Fighting for Land Rights
Human Rights Watch
Since 1834, when the British emancipated their slaves, Barbudans as a community have owned all their island's land. Barbuda, the smaller of the two biggest islands of Antigua and Barbuda, with a population of approximately 2,000, codified this long ...



In storm-hit Barbuda, China fills void left by Western 'neglect' - Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer

In storm-hit Barbuda, China fills void left by Western 'neglect'
Jamaica Observer
CODRINGTON, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — Steel drums carry a jubilant rendition of "Guantanamera" over the ruins of Barbuda's capital Codrington, ...
In storm-hit Barbuda, China fills void left by Western 'neglect' - Daily ...Daily Times
In storm-hit Barbuda, China fills void left by Western 'neglect' - St ...St. Lucia News Online (press release)
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Barbudans sue to block airport as they seek to rebuild after hurricane - Devdiscourse

Devdiscourse

Barbudans sue to block airport as they seek to rebuild after hurricane
Devdiscourse
It said the government was putting up 4 million dollars with the rest coming from private investors. The island is part of Antigua and Barbuda, a twin-island nation in the Caribbean, but has traditionally governed its own land. It is the smaller of the ...

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Antigua and Barbuda asked to brace for Beryl - Antigua Observer

Antigua and Barbuda asked to brace for Beryl
Antigua Observer
This country has been placed on high alert as the second storm, but first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Beryl, is expected to affect the island. Philmore Mullin, director of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) said there ...

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Antigua and Barbuda to implement GEF IWEco project - Antigua Observer

Antigua and Barbuda to implement GEF IWEco project
Antigua Observer
Antigua and Barbuda and other Eastern Caribbean countries will look to implement the Global Environment Facility funded Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States Project (GEF IWEco) over the next ...

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Government to challenge BPM injunction application - Antigua Observer

Government to challenge BPM injunction application
Antigua Observer
“The government will be defending the matter vigorously in the interest of the development of Antigua and Barbuda and in particular Barbuda's economy. It is regrettable that there are elements in Barbuda who are determined to stifle the country's ...



Prime Minister Gaston Browne reaffirms his commitment to Barbuda's Redevelopment despite distracters - Antigua Observer

Prime Minister Gaston Browne reaffirms his commitment to Barbuda's Redevelopment despite distracters
Antigua Observer
Though unfortunate, the Prime Minister reassured the delegation in attendance that his commitment to Barbuda is a commitment for the continued development of the twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda. Something he has vocalized even before coming ...



Press release: Antigua and Barbuda upgraded to Tier 2 Human on Trafficking Watch List - Antigua Observer

Press release: Antigua and Barbuda upgraded to Tier 2 Human on Trafficking Watch List
Antigua Observer
Antigua and Barbuda's efforts in removing the scourge of human trafficking from the country has been recognised by the United States Department of State. A welcomed improvement from the last few years, the country has been upgraded to Tier 2 in the ...

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Venezuela, Antigua And Barbuda Continue To Strengthen Relations - teleSUR English

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Venezuela, Antigua And Barbuda Continue To Strengthen Relations
teleSUR English
The Antigua and Barbuda government has long supported the Venezuelan government. In March Sir Ronald Sanders, Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) withdrew from last April's OAS summit in Peru on point of ...



Antigua And Barbuda Seeks Mediator In Us Dispute - Bahamas Tribune

Antigua And Barbuda Seeks Mediator In Us Dispute
Bahamas Tribune
#Sir Ronald told the WTO member states that Antigua and Barbuda feels disadvantaged by the United States whose violation of the General Agreement on Trade in Services "has caused trade losses of US$315m to Antigua and Barbuda's small economy over ...

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