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
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Analysts say CIU resignations must be explained - Antigua Observer

Analysts say CIU resignations must be explained
Antigua Observer
He also said it was critical that she “reach out to the US State Department and find out the reason for its conclusion” in its International Narcotics Control and Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) where it called Antigua & Barbuda's Citizenship ...



Antigua And Barbuda's Cruise Sector On Growth Path - Caribbean360.com (subscription)

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Antigua And Barbuda's Cruise Sector On Growth Path
Caribbean360.com (subscription)
FLORIDA, United States, Tuesday March 21, 2017 – Antigua and Barbuda can expect to see steady growth in its cruise ship visitor arrivals over the next two seasons. That was revealed at the recently concluded Seatrade Global Convention in Fort ...
Press Release: New head of CIP UnitAntigua Observer

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BPM candidate wants to change the culture of Barbuda's politics - Antigua Observer

BPM candidate wants to change the culture of Barbuda's politics
Antigua Observer
Frank was nominated as the BPM representative to run against Andrae Lee of the Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) in the March 27 by-election to fill the vacant seat on the Barbuda Council. “I'm fed up of the slandering, calling people's names ...



Acting CEO of Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit Resigns - Antigua Observer

Acting CEO of Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit Resigns
Antigua Observer
The Acting CEO of the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) Thomas Anthony has resigned from the post. His resignation comes after his boss the CEO Chisanga Chekwe also resigned from the post. Educated in the United Kingdom, ...



PM: Ten per cent of loan stock still delinquent | Antigua Observer ... - Antigua Observer

PM: Ten per cent of loan stock still delinquent | Antigua Observer ...
Antigua Observer
Prime Minister Gaston Browne has reminded the public that the economy of Antigua & Barbuda is still vulnerable due to a block of delinquent loans incurred ...

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Antigua & Barbuda reaps rewards from EU-funded programme - Antigua Observer

Antigua & Barbuda reaps rewards from EU-funded programme
Antigua Observer
The director of the Antigua & Barbuda Bureau of Standards said the twin island state has benefitted immensely from a regional programme funded by the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), which was centred on the building of the region's capabilities ...



Youth Of A&B Nab Top Spots In A Major International Swim Meet - Antigua Observer

Youth Of A&B Nab Top Spots In A Major International Swim Meet
Antigua Observer
Antigua & Barbuda has had an impressive showing at the 16th Annual Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim held yesterday. Representing the country were Austin Vernon Osbourne, 15; Jonathan Edwards, 14; Joshua Edwards, 13; Alliana Spencer, 12; and ...



Antigua & Barbuda Gets Bronze At 3×3 Tournament - Antigua Observer

Antigua & Barbuda Gets Bronze At 3×3 Tournament
Antigua Observer
The Antigua & Barbuda 3x3 basketball team created history when they finished third at the annual International Basketball Foundation (IBF) Lesser Antilles 3×3 International Youth Championships held in St. Lucia over the weekend. (Photo courtesy Antigua ...



Fencing Federation to host first nationals - Antigua Observer

Fencing Federation to host first nationals
Antigua Observer
Fencing will take centre stage at the end of the month when the Antigua & Barbuda Fencing Federation (ABFF) hosts its inaugural National Fencing Championships. The event, scheduled for the indoor volleyball facility at the YMCA Sports Complex, will see ...



Antigua and Barbuda's Popular Run in Paradise Half-Marathon set for May 28 - South Florida Caribbean News

South Florida Caribbean News

Antigua and Barbuda's Popular Run in Paradise Half-Marathon set for May 28
South Florida Caribbean News
St. John's, Antigua – A record number of runners on the international, regional and national running scenes are getting ready for the third annual Run in Paradise, hosted in beautiful Antigua and Barbuda. Run in Paradise, which is set for May 28, 2017 ...