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  Antigua and Barbuda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Antigua and Barbuda are part of the Lesser Antilles with the island of Guadeloupe to the south, Montserrat to the southwest, Saint Kitts and Nevis to the west and Saint Barthélemy to the northwest.
The Siboney were the first to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 BC, but Arawak and Carib Amerindian tribes populated the islands when Christopher Columbus landed on his second voyage in 1493.
Antigua and Barbuda is a Commonwealth Realm and the head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who is represented in Antigua and Barbuda by a governor general.
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 Barbuda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barbuda is an island in the Caribbean, part of the state of Antigua and Barbuda.
Barbuda is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean.
The Siboney were the first to inhabit the island of Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak and Carib Indians populated the island when Columbus landed on his second voyage in 1493.
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Barbuda presents a vista of shimmering beaches of white and pink sands lapped softly by crystal clear waters of iridescent turquoise.
Barbuda is one of those very few islands in the Caribbean that remains--and probably will remain for some time--so undeveloped as to seem positively deserted at times.
The first early attempts to settle Barbuda (by both the British and French) were failures, and it wasn't until 1666 that the British established a colony strong enough to survive the ravages of both nature and the Amerindians originally from South America, attempting to keep the Europeans off their islands.
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 Accenting Barbuda
The first early attempts to settle Barbuda (by both the British and French) were failures, and it wasn't until 1666 that the British established a colony strong enough to survive the ravages of both nature and the Caribs.
For much of the eighteenth century the Codrington land on Barbuda was used to produce food and to supply additional slave labour for the Codrington sugar plantations on Antigua, and so the Barbuda's fortunes rose and fell with those of its larger neighbour.
On Barbuda's highest point (124 feet) are the ruins of the Codrington estate, Highland House, and on the island's south coast still sits the 56-foot high Martello castle and tower, a fortress that was used both for defense and as a vantage from which to spot valuable shipwrecks on the outlying reefs.
www.antigua-barbuda.org /Agbar01.htm   (563 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   (2034 words)

 Encyclopedia: Economy-of-Antigua-and-Barbuda
Economy - overview: Antigua and Barbuda's economy is service-based, with tourism and government services representing the key sources of employment and income.
Tourism accounts directly or indirectly for more than half of GDP and is also the principal earner of foreign exchange in Antigua and Barbuda.
Antigua and Barbuda is a beneficiary of the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Economy_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda   (579 words)

 Antigua and Barbuda
[smi80] have as civil ensign for Antigua and Barbuda to be the british red ensign, but here the national flag is indicated to be (among other uses) civil ensign too.
Until 1981 the undefaced red ensign was the civil ensign in Antigua and Barbuda.
Example of gold on flags as opposed to yellow was given recently by the embassy of Antigua Barbuda in London, who sent a delivery of flags back to their manufacturer recently on the grounds that they (the manufacturers) had used yellow where the law stipulates a 'golden' sun.
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 Caribbean Net News: Antigua & Barbuda
JOHN'S, Antigua: During the 2004 general election campaign in Antigua and Barbuda, the Baldwin Spencer-led United Progressive Party accused the ruling Antigua Labour Party (ALP) of years of massive corruption in office and promised that, if successful at the polls, everything that was done wrong under the ALP would be put right...
JOHN'S Antigua: As the people of Antigua and Barbuda are coming to terms with the reality that some 40 per cent of the students registered to sit the Common Entrance Examinations this year have failed, education officials themselves are reportedly in a quandary of sorts, as to how to best "utilize" a EC$25 million donation...
JOHN’S, Antigua: The Antigua and Barbuda police on Monday were the recipients of 35 mobile phones on loan from Cingular Wireless to aid in their crime fighting efforts during the Carnival season.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /antigua/antigua-barbuda.htm   (3332 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: Antigua and Barbuda
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.
Many of Antigua and Barbuda's TV and radio stations are owned or controlled by the Antigua Labour Party and the Bird family.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1191111.stm   (491 words)

 Antigua & Barbuda - Official Travel Guide
The island had warm, steady winds, a complex coastline of safe harbors, and a protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef.
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.
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)

 Antigua and Barbuda on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 PM meets Chinese state councilor.
Antigua and Barbuda Official Addresses Economic Development Issues.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/AntiguaN1.asp   (486 words)

 Caribbean Net News: Antigua & Barbuda (2)
ROSEAU, Dominica: Antigua and Barbuda’s delegation at the 41st Meeting of the Authority of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States OECS, has called for the unanimity in the application of tariffs instead of Quantitative Restrictions in the administration of the regime...
UNITED NATIONS: In elections held Monday morning in the General Assembly of the United Nations, Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr John W. Ashe, was unanimously elected Chairman of the Fifth Committee for the sixtieth (60th) session of the UN General Assembly...
ST JOHN'S, Antigua: The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is to absorb the increased cost of gasoline and diesel in the country.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /antigua/antigua-barbuda2.htm   (6129 words)

 Antigua and Barbuda Online Tourist Guide - Welcome to Barbuda!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Barbuda is Antigua's sister island although it could not be more different.
In Barbuda you will see a Caribbean island that is unspoilt by tourism.
It is renowned for its beaches which are natural, sprinkled with pink sand and miles long.
www.turq.com /antigua/barbuda   (395 words)

 Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda - Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952) Governor-General: James Beethoven Carlisle (1993) Prime...
Atlas: Antigua and Barbuda - Facts on Antigua and Barbuda: flags, maps, geography, history, statistics, disasters current events, and international relations.
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   (354 words)

 Antigua and Barbuda. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The abolition of slavery in 1834 hurt the sugar industry; sugar has not been commercially grown on the island since 1985.
Antigua, with Barbuda and Redonda as dependencies, became an associated state of the Commonwealth in 1967 and achieved full independence within the Commonwealth in 1981.
Many inhabitants of Barbuda, culturally and politically distinct from Antiguans, have pressed for independence from the larger island.
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 Antigua and Barbuda --  Encyclopædia Britannica
A constitutional monarchy and member of the Commonwealth, Antigua and Barbuda comprises the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, and Redonda in the eastern Caribbean Sea.
Even ALP leader Lester Bird, whose family had ruled Antigua and Barbuda since independence in 1981, lost his seat, with the UPP grabbing 12 of the 17 electoral districts.
In February 2002 Antigua and Barbuda joined other Caribbean states that had been fingered by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as indulging in “harmful” tax competition and yielded to demands for transparency and the “effective exchange of information in criminal tax matters” with OECD countries.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9117388   (681 words)

 Antigua and Barbuda Country Guide - Overview - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Antiguans claim to have a different beach for every day of the year and their island’s many beautiful soft, sandy beaches and coves certainly constitute its main attraction.
Low-lying and volcanic in origin, Antigua & Barbuda form part of the Leeward Islands group in the northeast Caribbean.
Barbuda lies 40km (25 miles) north of Antigua and is an unspoiled natural haven for wild deer and exotic birds.
www.worldtravelguide.net /data/atg/atg.asp   (166 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/country/country_496.html   (1345 words)

 AH&TA - Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association
It is with great pleasure that the Antigua Hotel and Tourist Association welcomes you to the beautiful islands of Antigua and Barbuda.
There is so much to discover on the twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda.
With 365 of the best white sandy beaches in the Caribbean there is always that ideal spot to relax and unwind and enjoy the sparkling clear blue waters.
www.antiguahotels.org   (158 words)

 Antigua & Barbuda - History & Culture
They had no choice but to continue working on the sugar plantations, where conditions and wages kept them dependent on their former masters.
It would be difficult to overestimate the impact on Antigua's history of the arrival, one fateful day in 1684, of Sir Christopher Codrington.
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.interknowledge.com /antigua-barbuda/aghis01.htm   (723 words)

 Antigua and Barbuda maps and information page by World Atlas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The island is known for its low humidity, shopping bargains, a passion for cricket by the locals, sugar cane fields, rain forests and small, scenic coastal villages.
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.graphicmaps.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/ag.htm   (320 words)

 Antigua & Barbuda
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Antigua and Barbuda is a dual Caribbean island nation known for its beaches, and is a favorite destination for yachtsmen.
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 the Internet at http://www.interknowledge.com/antigua_barbuda.
Persons violating Antigua and Barbuda's laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned.
travel.state.gov /travel/antigua_barbuda.html   (1551 words)

 Antigua & Barbuda: Barbuda History
On Barbuda's highest point (125 feet) are the ruins of the Codrington estate, Highland House, and on the island's south coast still sits the 56-foot high Martello tower and fort, a fortress that was used both for defense and as a vantage from which to spot valuable shipwrecks on the outlying reefs.
A WORD ABOUT NAMES - The Amerindian name for Barbuda was "Wa'omoni", as seen in Father Raymond Breton's Island Carib Dictoionary.This is thought to mean the "Island of Herons".
In 1529, Diego Ribero named Barbuda in his early map of the Caribbees as "La Barbuda" and Antigua "Elagua".
www.antiguanice.com /antigua_barbuda_barbuda_history.htm   (765 words)

 The High Commission of Antigua and Barbuda. Passport and Visa Requirements.
Cruise ship visitors who would normally require a visa would not require one provided that they arrive in Antigua and Barbuda in the morning and depart the same evening.
Fees should be in postal orders or an international money order made payable to "Antigua and Barbuda High Commission" or exact cash (when delivering in person).
Please contact the Antigua and Barbuda High Commission or email anuje@antigua-barbuda.com for any further information on visa and entry requirements.
www.antigua-barbuda.com /travel_tourism/information/passport_visa.asp   (441 words)

 Antigua and Barbuda - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It has inlets and bays with rolling hills vegetated with flowering trees while (2.) Barbuda is a flat coral island with a large lagoon on the west side of the island and has miles of beaches with pink and white sands.
In April 1993, the government cracked down on foreign drug traffickers after Antigua and Barbuda was increasingly being used as a transshipment point.
In June 1993, James Carlisle was sworn in as the new governor-general and in August 1993 son and Foreign Affairs minister Lester Bird was elected to replaced his father as the new ALP leader in preparation for elections scheduled for March 1994.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/antigua.htm   (838 words)

 Antigua Barbuda Marine Guide
Antigua & Barbuda is an independent Caribbean nation of 108 square miles (Antigua) and 68 square miles (Barbuda) with a beautiful unspoiled coastline providing many safe and scenic anchorages with some of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean.
The Antigua & Barbuda Marine Guide is an annual magazine for yachting visitors to our Island.
Published by Lightwave Publications Ltd. since 1994, it is intended as an informative guide, listing marine services and supplies, places to visit and things to see and do.
www.antiguamarineguide.com   (266 words)

 Antigua and Barbuda News
Antigua and Barbuda News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Prime Minister Owen Arthur travelled to Antigua and Barbuda yesterday to conduct talks with the people and Government of that country on issues related to the upcoming establishment of the CARICOM Single Market...
A Stamford artist who was facing deportation can stay in the United States because a forced move to Antigua and Barbuda would create extreme hardship for his family, a federal judge...
www.topix.net /world/antigua-and-barbuda   (857 words)

 Antigua and Barbuda
The island dependencies of Redonda (an uninhabited rocky islet) and Barbuda (a coral island formerly known as Dulcina) are 0.5 sq mi (1.30 sq km) and 62 sq mi (161 sq km), respectively.
Antigua was colonized by Britain in 1632; Barbuda was first colonized in 1678.
Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua and Barbuda, independent Commonwealth nation (1991 pop.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107284.html   (591 words)

 Antigua and Barbuda - Definition of Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua and Barbuda in Encyclopedia - DictionaryWords.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
--- [from wn] --- :Antigua and Barbuda : n : a country in the northern Leeward Islands --- [from world02] --- :Antigua and Barbuda : Introduction Antigua and Barbuda -------------------------------- Background: The islands of Antigua and Barbuda became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.
Some 3,000 refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption on nearby Montserrat have settled in Antigua and Barbuda since 1995.
Prospects for economic growth in the medium term will continue to depend on income growth in the industrialized world, especially in the US, which accounts for about one-third of all tourist arrivals.
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