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

Commentary: CARICOM: Pride turned to gloom

By Sir Ronald Sanders Three weeks ago, I and many other committed Caribbean integrationists, declared that the unity displayed by Caribbean Community countries at the Organization of American States on May 31 "was a moment for unbridled pride". What happened on Monday June 20, just days later, shattered that sense of pride as CARICOM countries not only reversed their unity, but displayed their differences in public on a live internet streaming watched worldwide.

IMF Confirms Falling CBI Revenues In ECCU

St. Kitts and Nevis : According to a recent IMF report, revenues from the Citizenship By Investment programs in member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union have been on the decline. The ECCU is comprised of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which does not have a CBI program like the other countries where non-nationals can gain citizenship solely by making a financial payment.

'Foolishness!' - Golding Slams Gonsalves Over Venezuela Crisis

"It can't be support for Venezuela absolutely because they've been good to us," Golding told The Gleaner. "Venezuela has been good to us, but the government of Venezuela has proceeded in a direction that we cannot condone."

OECS countries discuss Citizenship by Investment Programme

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says a shared intelligence system will streamline the due-diligence process in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States as representatives of the sub-region met in St Lucia yesterday to discuss the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme . "If an applicant applies in St Lucia and is rejected, mechanisms must be in place to ensure that this person does not surface elsewhere in the region as a citizen through another CIP," Prime Minister Chastanet said.

Seaborne Airlines to resume service to Antigua

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