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's Carnival: The Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival - South Florida Caribbean News

South Florida Caribbean News

Antigua and Barbuda's Carnival: The Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival
South Florida Caribbean News
Visitors to Antigua and Barbuda were invited to join in on the celebrations as the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority 'Summer of 60' promotion was launched regionally and internationally to engage visitors and encourage them participate in the 60th ...

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Sandals clarification on developments in Antigua and Barbuda* - Trinidad & Tobago Express

Sandals clarification on developments in Antigua and Barbuda*
Trinidad & Tobago Express
Therefore, we are appalled at the unwarranted and vicious attack that has been launched against the company and its Chairman by Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his Government, after plans to upgrade the resort in Antigua and Barbuda were revealed ...

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Bronze for Antigua & Barbuda - Antigua Observer

Bronze for Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua Observer
St Kitts and Nevis showed early signs of winning the match but faltered as Antigua & Barbuda refocused and got their passing and setting together. Leading scorers for Antigua & Barbuda were the outside hitter Jamarie James and opposite hitter Xavier ...

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Bitcoin Proponent Calvin Ayre Appointed Economic Envoy for Antigua and Barbuda - Bitcoin News (press release)

Bitcoin News (press release)

Bitcoin Proponent Calvin Ayre Appointed Economic Envoy for Antigua and Barbuda
Bitcoin News (press release)
The islands of Antigua and Barbuda might become far more friendly towards cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the near future. This week the government of the sovereign Caribbean island states has appointed the billionaire and bitcoin ...
Calvin Ayre Becomes Special Economic Envoy to Antigua and BarbudaOnline Poker.net

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Editorial: Real people and real repercussions - Antigua Observer

Editorial: Real people and real repercussions
Antigua Observer
To bring you up to speed, on June 26, Canada discontinued visa-free access to that country for citizens of Antigua & Barbuda: with near immediate effect. There was a hue and cry from the public but the government told us that it was always a calculated ...



Chekwe warns against 'temper tantrums' - Antigua Observer

Chekwe warns against 'temper tantrums'
Antigua Observer
The former CIU boss, who is adamant that visa free access to Canada can be regained, said rather than taking bad information to other states on Antigua & Barbuda's CIP, he spent a huge amount of time seeking to preserve visa free access to Canada for ...



Press Release: Sandals clarification on developments in Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua Observer

Press Release: Sandals clarification on developments in Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua Observer
Therefore, we are appalled at the unwarranted and vicious attack that has been launched against the company and its Chairman by Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his Government, after plans to upgrade the resort in Antigua and Barbuda were revealed ...

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Antigua & Barbuda ends CONCACAF campaign on a high note - Antigua Observer

Antigua & Barbuda ends CONCACAF campaign on a high note
Antigua Observer
Antigua & Barbuda closed out its CONCACAF Girl's Under-20 campaign on a high note, trouncing Bonaire 8-0 when they clash in their final Group C encounter in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. The Antiguans were led by Tritch-Ann Grant who scored six ...



Injuries Plague Antigua & Barbuda Track Team - Antigua Observer

Injuries Plague Antigua & Barbuda Track Team
Antigua Observer
A number of injuries to members of the Antigua & Barbuda track team has resulted in them pulling out of the IAAF 4×100m relay in the World Athletics Championships being held in England. Carl Casey, head coach, spoke to OBSERVER media yesterday to ...



Public debate wages on nationality of immigration officers - Antigua Observer

Public debate wages on nationality of immigration officers
Antigua Observer
According to information on its website, the Antigua and Barbuda Immigration Department is one of the twin island state's principal security units under the Ministry of National Security and Labour. The information states: “The Royal Police Force of ...