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  Antigua and Barbuda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation located in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean.
Antigua (IPA: [ænˈtiːgə]) and Barbuda (IPA: [bɑrˈbjuːdə]) are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator.
Antigua and Barbuda are part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago with the archipelago of Guadeloupe to the south, Montserrat to the southwest, Saint Kitts and Nevis to the west and Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin to the northwest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda   (1416 words)

  
 History of Antigua and Barbuda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antigua was first settled by pre-agricultural Amerindians known as "Archaic People", (although they are commonly, but erroneously known in Antigua as Siboney, a preceramic Cuban people).
During the 18th century, Antigua was used as the headquarters of the British Royal Navy Caribbean fleet.
It remains part of the Commonwealth of Nations, and remains a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of Antigua and Barbuda.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda   (723 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda (08/05)
As head of state, Queen Elizabeth II is represented in Antigua and Barbuda by a governor general who acts on the advice of the prime minister and the cabinet.
Antigua and Barbuda has a bicameral legislature: a 17-member Senate appointed by the governor general--mainly on the advice of the prime minister and the leader of the opposition--and a 17-member popularly elected House of Representatives.
Antigua and Barbuda is strategically situated in the Leeward Islands near maritime transport lanes of major importance to the United States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2336.htm   (2059 words)

  
 History of Antigua and Barbuda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Antigua was first inhabited by the Siboney ("stone people") whose settlements date at least to 2400 BC.
Antigua and Barbuda's location close to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico makes it an attractive transshipment point for narcotics traffickers.
To address these problems, the U.S. and Antigua and Barbuda have signed a series of counter-narcotic and counter-crime treaties and agreements, including a maritime law enforcement agreement (1995), subsequently amended to include overflight and order-to-land provisions (1996); a bilateral extradition treaty (1996); and a mutual legal assistance treaty (1996).
www.historyofnations.net /northamerica/antiguaandbarbuda.html   (451 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda: Constitution, 1981
Whereas the status of association of Antigua with the United Kingdom is to terminate on 1st November 1981 and it is necessary to establish a new constitution for Antigua upon its attainment of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth under the style of Antigua and Barbuda:
The territory of Antigua and Barbuda shall comprise the islands of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda and all other areas that were comprised in Antigua on 31st October 1981 together with such other areas as may be declared by Act of Parliament to form part of the territory of Antigua and Barbuda.
Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the executive authority of Antigua and Barbuda may be exercised on behalf of Her Majesty by the Governor-General either directly or through officers subordinate to him.
pdba.georgetown.edu /Constitutions/Antigua/antigua-barbuda.html   (12188 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is considered to be one of the Caribbean's most prosperous nations, thanks to its tourism industry and offshore financial services sector.
For decades Antigua and Barbuda's politics was dominated by the Bird family, with Vere Bird being the country's prime minister from independence in 1981 until 1994, when he was succeeded by his son, Lester, who spent a decade in office.
Antigua and Barbuda, once described by the US as a centre for money laundering, was recognised by an international task force in 2001 as being "fully cooperative" in the fight against the activity.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1191111.stm   (512 words)

  
 EUROPA - Development - Countries - Antigua and Barbuda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On the regional front, Antigua and Barbuda is a member of CARICOM (the Caribbean Community) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), as well as CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) and the OAS (Organisation of American States).
Antigua and Barbuda is also a member of the OECS, having established a single monetary area, a common currency (the Eastern Caribbean Dollar) and a common central bank (the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank).
Antigua and Barbuda is a known destination for European tourists.
ec.europa.eu /comm/development/body/country/country_home_en.cfm?cid=ag&lng=en&status=new   (1201 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A cultural and socio-economic assessment of beach changes in the Eastern Caribbean (including Antigua and Barbuda) was completed and a corresponding report was issued in 1996; a paper on the assessment was published in CSI papers 1.
Antigua and Barbuda participated in the first phase of a joint Caribbean Development Bank/UNESCO project on ‘Institutional Strengthening in Beach Management in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and Turks and Caicos Islands’ (October 1999-March 2001).
Antigua and Barbuda is one of the island states involved in the project through the Small Islands Voice Internet-based global forum.
www.unesco.org /csi/act/other/antigua.htm   (1054 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda
The islands of Antigua and Barbuda form a small nation whose strategic importance is greater than its size.
The Antigua sugar industry was severely jolted in the 1930s, as the dramatic decline in the price of sugar that resulted from the Great Depression coincided with a severe drought that badly damaged the island's sugar crop.
During the period of associated statehood (1967-81), Antigua saw the rise of a second labor union and its affiliated political party and the beginnings of a secessionist movement in Barbuda, as well as the replacement of sugar by tourism as the dominant force in the economy.
countrystudies.us /caribbean-islands/92.htm   (995 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Americas : Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified on 3 May 1999.
Antigua and Barbuda's Article 7 transparency report, submitted on 29 March 2000, states that Antigua and Barbuda has "never stockpiled, transferred or employed the use of anti-personnel mines." No national implementation legislation is in place.
Antigua and Barbuda participated in the First Meeting of State Parties in Maputo in May 1999.
www.hrw.org /americas/antiguabarbuda.php   (234 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua is a hilly island with a heavily indented coast, while Barbuda is a flat coral island dominated by a large lagoon on its western side.
Antigua and Barbuda - Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952) Governor-General: James Beethoven Carlisle (1993) Prime...
Antigua and Barbuda: History - History Antigua was sighted by Columbus in 1493 and named for a Spanish church in Seville.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0804233.html   (364 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda vacations — holidays in the Caribbean
Antigua hosts one of the Caribbean’s largest regattas — Antigua Sailing Week — which attracts competitors from all over the world.
Antigua is the largest of the Leewards, with a population of 67,000 living on its 108 square miles (279 sq km).
Antigua was fought over by the French and the Spanish and eventually won by the British.
www.doitcaribbean.com /antiguaandbarbuda   (405 words)

  
 Travel to Antigua and Barbuda hotel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The expansive, winding coastline that made Antigua difficult for outsiders to navigate is where today's trekkers encounter a tremendous wealth of secluded, powdery soft beaches.
And the fascinating little island of Barbuda -- once a scavenger's paradise because so many ships wrecked on its reefs -- is now home to one of the region's most significant bird sanctuaries.
Barbuda, la hermana isla de Antigua, es una delas pocas islas en el Caribe que permanece virgen, quien la visite podrá acomodarse en lujosos hoteles.
antiguaybarbuda.caribeinside.com   (423 words)

  
 Antigua & Barbuda - Official Travel Guide
Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga) and Barbuda are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator.
Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles.
Barbuda, a flat coral island with an area of only 68 square miles, lies approximately 30 miles due north.
www.geographia.com /antigua-barbuda   (368 words)

  
 Caribbean Net News: Antigua & Barbuda
ST JOHN’S, Antigua: Antigua and Barbuda is continuing to see good growth in the tourism industry as indicated by visitor arrival figures to date for the year 2006.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied a claim that an investigation is being conducted into the circumstances in which Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford became a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda.
NEW YORK, USA: Antigua and Barbuda's Carnival is due to resound through the homes of millions of American and Caribbean households on Thursday and Sunday, when top television network, BET airs a half hour special on one of the region's greatest summer festivals.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /antigua/antigua-barbuda.htm   (2371 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua was explored by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for the Church of Santa Maria de la Antigua in Seville.
Antigua was colonized by Britain in 1632; Barbuda was first colonized in 1678.
Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua and Barbuda, independent Commonwealth nation (2005 est.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107284.html   (596 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda Map, Flag, Capital City
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent state since 1981.
The island of Antigua is a low-lying, semiarid, limestone island of the Lesser Antilles.
The island of Antigua is approximately 25 km east-west and 19 km north-south (NASA).
antigua.america-atlas.com   (1930 words)

  
 Antigua & Barbuda - History & Culture
Most Antiguans are of African lineage, descendants of slaves brought to the island centuries ago to labor in the sugarcane fields.
Long after the Siboney had moved on, Antigua was settled by the pastoral, agricultural Arawaks (35-1100 A.D.), who were then displaced by the Caribs--an aggressive people who ranged all over the Caribbean.
In 1967, with Barbuda and the tiny island of Redonda as dependencies, Antigua became an associated state of the Commonwealth, and in 1981 it achieved full independent status.
www.geographia.com /antigua-barbuda/aghis01.htm   (723 words)

  
 International Parental Child Abduction Antigua and Barbuda
GENERAL INFORMATION: Antigua and Barbuda are not a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, nor are there any international or bilateral treaties in force between Antigua and Barbuda and the United States dealing with international parental child abduction.
Children of Antigua and Barbuda parents and grandparents automatically acquire Antigua and Barbuda citizenship at birth, regardless of where the child was born.
They are free to enter and leave the country on Antigua and Barbuda passports even if they are entitled to hold the passport of another country.
travel.state.gov /family/abduction_antiguabarbuda.html   (1343 words)

  
 The University of the West Indies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
History: Columbus landed in Antigua and Barbuda in 1493 and it was settled by the English in 1632.
On February 27, 1967 Antigua and its two dependencies, Barbuda and Redonda, entered into a free association with other British dependencies in the Windward and Leeward Islands.
Antigua and Barbuda gained full independence on November 1, 1981 within the British Commonwealth.
www.uwi.edu /territories/antigua.htm   (141 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda Travel and Vacation Guide
Antigua, the largest of the British Leeward Islands, is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles.
The current population for the nation is approximately 68,000 and its capital is St. John's on Antigua.
In Antigua, temperatures generally range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer.
www.antiguagetaways.com   (536 words)

  
 Antigua & Barbuda
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Antigua and Barbuda is a dual island nation known for its beaches, and is a favorite destination for yachtsmen.
As everywhere, visitors to Antigua and Barbuda are advised to be alert and maintain the same level of personal security used when visiting major U.S. cities.
For specific information concerning Antigua and Barbuda driving permits, vehicle inspection, road tax, and mandatory insurance, contact the Antigua and Barbuda national tourist organization offices in New York via e-mail at mailto:info@antigua-barbuda.org.
travel.state.gov /travel/antigua_barbuda.html   (1546 words)

  
 WTO | Antigua and Barbuda - Member information
Antigua and Barbuda has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995.
Antigua and Barbuda's Uruguay Round goods schedules (zip format, 22 KB)
Antigua and Barbuda is included in TPRs of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States — OECS
www.wto.org /english/thewto_e/countries_e/antigua_and_barbuda_e.htm   (243 words)

  
 antigua and barbuda map and information page
As the headquarters for the British fleet in the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th centuries, Antigua is an historic and very popular tourist destination.
Barbuda, (a dependency) 26 miles to the north, is sparsely populated and famous for hunting and diving venues.
Redonda (a dependency) 25 miles to the southwest, is an uninhabited rock.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/ag.htm   (283 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua’s labour force consists of 30,000 workers out of a total population of 66,422 (July 2000 est.).
Antigua does not have specific Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, however Division D of the Labour Code (1975) has some provisions for the Health, Safety and Welfare of Workers.
Other pertinent statutes are the Workmen’s Compensation Ordinance 1957, which was amended in 1986 and the Antigua and Barbuda Factories Act 1975.
www.cehi.org.lc /wh/antiguabarbuda.htm   (256 words)

  
 Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations
Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations
Antigua and Barbuda Permanent Mission to the UN and B Mission NY Antigua Barbuda
Copyright © 2001 Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the UN NY.
www.un.int /antigua   (48 words)

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