Antigua and Barbuda Hotel & Travel Guide

Antigua and Barbuda (Barduda) Hotel info

Antigua and Barbuda (Barduda)* are famous for beaches and cricket players, and are now one of the Caribbean's most popular destinations. The country has taken full advantage of the publicity gained from its independence in 1981 - and the remarkable success of its cricketers since then - to push its name into the big league of West Indian tourism alongside Barbados and Jamaica.

The Siboney were the first to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak and Carib 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 & Barbuda news headlines

Maritime Single Window for Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is getting ready to implement a maritime single window for ship notifications relating to stay and departure of the vessel, under a project facilitated by IMO technical cooperation programme. Norway is financing the project as well as providing technical expertise.

Antigua and Barbuda's Message for America: "Pay Me What You Owe Me"

The U.S. has offered rebuilding assistance to Barbuda, a Caribbean island that was left devastated by Hurricane Irma . The devastation wrought by the storm left the island with no permanent population for the first time in over three hundred years.

Dining with the ministers

Cardigan Connor, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Anguilla, and Nadine Stewart-Phillips, secretary of tourism, culture and transportation, Tobago, at a special dinner of Caribbean Ministers of Tourism at Sandals LaSource in Grenada on Wednesday night. From left: Dionisio D'Aguilar, chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation and minister of tourism, The Bahamas; Marry Caribbean's Jacqueline Johnson; and Ralph Higgs, minister of tourism, Turks and Caicos, share lens with master public relations consultant, Noel Mignott at Sandals LaSource in Grenada on Wednesday night.

In the race against hunger, we must reach the goal

On September 15, we announced the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, published in collaboration with five United Nations organisations, including Food and Agriculture Organization . The 144-page study shows numerous results and analyses of various dimensions and indicators, but the message is the same: After a long downward trend in the world's hunger levels, we are now taking a step backwards.

Plans to rebuild hurricane-ravaged Barbuda reignite a decades-old land dispute

An aerial view of the lagoon in Codrington, Barbuda, taken on Sept. 22, 2017, shows the catastrophic damage that Hurricane Irma inflicted on the island nation.