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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Antigua And Barbuda Launch New Digital Campaign For The Summer: "Summer Lovin'" - PR Newswire (press release)

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Antigua And Barbuda Launch New Digital Campaign For The Summer: "Summer Lovin'"
PR Newswire (press release)
NEW YORK, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has launched an exciting new digital Summer campaign called Summer Lovin' that will run from May 15th to September 15th for an early start to the busy summer season ...
Antigua and Barbuda partners with London venue, Archer Street, on ...ITCM

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World politics is impacting Antigua & Barbuda's tourism - Antigua Observer

World politics is impacting Antigua & Barbuda's tourism
Antigua Observer
Antigua & Barbuda is among many destinations where tourism is the main source of income. With that being said, to what extent does the global political climate affect the country's tourism industry? OBSERVER media sat down with Chairman of Antigua ...



Antigua-Barbuda's marketing strategy reviewed as tourism heads meet - Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)

Antigua-Barbuda's marketing strategy reviewed as tourism heads meet
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)
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Antigua & Barbuda on course in LICB 50 overs - Antigua Observer

Antigua & Barbuda on course in LICB 50 overs
Antigua Observer
Antigua & Barbuda recorded back-to-back victories in the Leeward Islands Cricket Board (LICB) 50 overs competition over the weekend with their latest triumph, a 45 runs victory, coming against St Kitts on Sunday. Playing in Liberta, Antigua & Barbuda ...



Antigua-Barbuda strengthens diplomatic outreach in Canada - Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)

Antigua-Barbuda strengthens diplomatic outreach in Canada
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)
OTTAWA, Canada -- Sir Ronald Sanders has been accredited by the government of Canada as Antigua and Barbuda's non-resident high commissioner. The accreditation took place on Monday prior to Sanders' attendance at a diplomatic retreat on Tuesday ...



Thomas out as Antigua & Barbuda set to open LICB competition - Antigua Observer

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Thomas out as Antigua & Barbuda set to open LICB competition
Antigua Observer
Thomas, who was named as part of a 19-member training squad last week, has reportedly indicated to the Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) that he will not return for the tournament scheduled to bowl off today. The wicketkeeper batsman is ...
Cabinet in Antigua and Barbuda takes actions on sand miningWIC News

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Antigua and Barbuda minister calls for closer OECS foreign policy approach - WIC News

WIC News

Antigua and Barbuda minister calls for closer OECS foreign policy approach
WIC News
Antigua and Barbuda's minister of foreign affairs has urged the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to prioritise a “harmonisation” of foreign policy. Charles “Max” Fernandez made the call at the third meeting of the OECS Council of ...



Call for Antigua & Barbuda to lower the speed limit - Antigua Observer

Call for Antigua & Barbuda to lower the speed limit
Antigua Observer
According to Superintendent Cabral, “Our highest speed is 40 miles [per hour], which is 62 km, so I believe that the government of Antigua & Barbuda should follow suit with this initiative. This will ease some of the accidents, because most are caused ...

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No relay medals for Antigua & Barbuda - Antigua Observer

No relay medals for Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua Observer
Antigua & Barbuda registered a DNF (Did Not Finish) in the 4×100 metres relay and finished at the bottom of the pile in the 4×200 metres relay at the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Relays held at the T Robinson Stadium ...



NMTP Training in Antigua and Barbuda - MarineLink

MarineLink

NMTP Training in Antigua and Barbuda
MarineLink
A three-day National Maritime Transport Policy (NMTP) workshop has been held in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda (16-18 May). The event provided valuable knowledge and skills to those involved in the development, adoption and review of a NMTP in the ...
National consultation on marijuana held in Antigua-BarbudaCaribbean News Now (press release) (blog)

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