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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Introduction

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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Sir Ron says visa requirement for Canada likely to be permanent - Antigua Observer

Sir Ron says visa requirement for Canada likely to be permanent
Antigua Observer
Antigua and Barbuda's High Commissioner to Canada Sir Ronald Sanders says even if the government of Antigua & Barbuda decides to get rid of its Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), it is unlikely Canada will resume its visa waiver for citizens of ...

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No more visa-free travel from Antigua to Canada - Antigua Observer

Jamaica Observer

No more visa-free travel from Antigua to Canada
Antigua Observer
Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda will require visas to travel to Canada in less than 24 hours. Chief of Staff Lionel “Max” Hurst confirmed this in an interview with OBSERVER media today. Prime Minister Gaston Browne is expected to make a statement on ...
Antigua regrets Canada's decision to end visa-free travelJamaica Observer
Canada Enforces Visa Requirement on Citizens of Antigua and BarbudaCanada Immigration News

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Relay Team Dominates T&T Nationals - Antigua Observer

Relay Team Dominates T&T Nationals
Antigua Observer
Antigua & Barbuda's 4×1 relay team clocked an impressive 38.86 seconds on Sunday, to capture gold in the finals of the Trinidad & Tobago National Open Championships held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. The team, which comprised ...



New Miss Antigua and Barbuda Crowned - Antigua Observer

New Miss Antigua and Barbuda Crowned
Antigua Observer
Self-proclaimed 'tomboy' Ayana Dorsette walked away with the title of Miss Antigua & Barbuda 2017 after winning the opening and platform and costume segments. The crowd favourite was also presented with the award for having the most spirit. Dorsette ...



Press Release: CIU Head Affirms the Integrity of the Citizenship by Investment Unit - Antigua Observer

Press Release: CIU Head Affirms the Integrity of the Citizenship by Investment Unit
Antigua Observer
“The benefits of the Programme to the people of Antigua and Barbuda are significant,” the CEO says. “More than US$200 Million from inception to date have come from the CIP. Therefore, neither the Government nor the Unit would undertake any measures ...



Scores join The Movement's whistle stop - Antigua Observer

Scores join The Movement's whistle stop
Antigua Observer
I feel the objective of sending a clear strong message that the people of Antigua & Barbuda will have the government do good by the people of Antigua & Barbuda has been met. We are hoping that it was heard and if not, then we are prepared to do more.”.



Solving Antigua & Barbuda's Airline Problem - TravelPulse

TravelPulse

Solving Antigua & Barbuda's Airline Problem
TravelPulse
Regional Caribbean airline service continued its good news / bad news pattern this past week as Seaborne Airlines announced the launch of new non-stop service between San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda's V.C. ...



Ms A&B aims to capture another crown - Antigua Observer

Ms A&B aims to capture another crown
Antigua Observer
Ms Antigua & Barbuda 2017 Ayana Dorsette, pictured with Senator Colin James (left), Festivals Minister EP Chet Greene, and 2016 winner Leanda Norville, and first runner-up Rohanna Smith in the background, was overcome by emotion after she was ...



This is how sargassum is being tackled in Antigua & Barbuda - Antigua Observer

This is how sargassum is being tackled in Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua Observer
Worrying quantities sargassum seaweed are returning to beaches on the north-eastern end of Antigua & Barbuda, creating a problem for beach lovers and some businesses in the area, particularly hotels. Ruleta Camacho Thomas, the Deputy Chief ...

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Operators back Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority sales push - Travel Weekly UK

Travel Weekly UK

Operators back Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority sales push
Travel Weekly UK
Caribtours, Kuoni and Gold Medal are among operators backing a summer sales push by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. The campaign, which also involves airlines and other trade partners, is timed to promote the Caribbean destination's ...