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 Says Reconstruction Loans Unrealistic - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Antigua and Barbuda Says Reconstruction Loans Unrealistic
teleSUR English
According to Browne, at least US$100 million would be needed to rebuild Barbuda after Hurricane Irma devastated the island last month. "We have asked them to reconsider the terms and they said they will put it to the board and will get back to us ...

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Antigua and Barbuda PM reproaches developed countries over financing - Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)

Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)

Antigua and Barbuda PM reproaches developed countries over financing
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)
WASHINGTON, USA Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister Gaston Browne electrified a gathering of representatives of international agencies and governments in Washington DC on Saturday by reproaching developed states for undermining the ...
New agreement to access development assistanceAntigua Observer

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Cost of Antigua-Barbuda citizenship reduced to US$100000 - Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)

Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)

Cost of Antigua-Barbuda citizenship reduced to US$100000
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)
ST JOHN'S, Antigua The cost for Antigua and Barbuda's citizenship under the National Development Fund (NDF) option has been reduced to US$100,000. The previous required contribution was US$200,000. The announcement was made by Prime ...
Antigua: Cost of citizenship reduced to $100K USDSt. Lucia News Online (press release)

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Hurricanes Irma and Maria Situation Update - 15 October 2017 - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

Hurricanes Irma and Maria Situation Update - 15 October 2017
ReliefWeb
Nearly one month after Hurricane Maria affected Dominica, humanitarian assistance continues to be required to meet basic needs across the country. According to the Government, 100 per cent of communities have received some sort of relief assistance to ...



Why hurricane-ravaged Barbuda desperately wants to resolve a dispute over US online gambling - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Why hurricane-ravaged Barbuda desperately wants to resolve a dispute over US online gambling
Los Angeles Times
As the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda struggles to rebuild after Hurricane Irma, the tiny islands are demanding that the United States settle a long simmering trade dispute that could provide them with millions of dollars for recovery. The ...
In-kind donations collected at U.Va. for hurricane relief in Antigua and BarbudaUniversity of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Deportation bill coming for naturalised citizens who commit serious crimesAntigua Observer
Barbuda has to completely rebuild after Hurricane IrmaVICE News
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UK to champion disaster aid drive - Antigua Observer

UK to champion disaster aid drive
Antigua Observer
Further details on the economic aid are still forthcoming. Aid for countries like Antigua and Barbuda, which has been rated as a high-income country by the World Bank, has been a hot button issue in the wake of the September storms. The classification ...



Commentary: Insights into the citizenship by investment program of Antigua and Barbuda - Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)

Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)

Commentary: Insights into the citizenship by investment program of Antigua and Barbuda
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)
Antigua and Barbuda, with 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, launched its economic citizenship program in April 2013. At that time, there were only two other citizenship by investment programs in the Caribbean, the St Kitts and Nevis ...
Sunwing to offer direct flight service from Toronto to Antigua for the first timeGlobeNewswire (press release)
Disasters outside of Antigua will impact negatively on local consumptionAntigua Observer

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Martin Gets Carifta Aquathalon Medal For Antigua And Barbuda - Antigua Observer

Martin Gets Carifta Aquathalon Medal For Antigua And Barbuda
Antigua Observer
Antigua and Barbuda's name was amongst the winners at the inaugural Carifta Triathlon Championships held in Barbados over the weekend while the country has made a bid to host the 2020 instalment of the annual event. Seventeen-year-old Yahnik Martin ...

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Hurricanes Irma and Maria Situation Update - 28 September 2017 - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

Hurricanes Irma and Maria Situation Update - 28 September 2017
ReliefWeb
The daily ferry service from Antigua to Barbuda has resumed. Organisations interested in utilising this service to transport cargo need to notify the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS). Additional clearances are required for overnight movement.



Antigua wants better terms for Barbuda rebuilding loan - Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica Gleaner

Antigua wants better terms for Barbuda rebuilding loan
Jamaica Gleaner
The Antigua & Barbuda government says it wants to renegotiate a US$40-million loan which the World Bank had approved for rebuilding Barbuda that was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma last month. Prime Minister Gaston Browne said the terms and ...