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: Lessons from India's partition and Charlottesville's strife

By Sir Ronald Sanders On August 14 and 15, Pakistan and India, respectively, celebrated the 70th anniversary of their independence from Britain, a country whose policies, as an occupier, fomented -- and then bequeathed to them -- the hostile communalism that led to their partition and their continuing antagonism. Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to the US and the OAS.

Commentary: Playing a role in Venezuelan crisis

By Sir Ronald Sanders Continuing conflict in Venezuela between the government of President Nicolas Maduro and opposition political parties will not be resolved by external forces taking sides. In this regard, Caribbean Community heads of government were right at their August 8 meeting to reject suggestions that they should adopt pre-conditions for the facilitating role they want to play between the protagonists in Venezuela.

Antigua-Barbuda Carnival: The Caribbean's greatest summer festival celebrates 60th anniversary

ST JOHN'S, Antigua --Antigua and Barbuda's milestone 60th anniversary of carnival was celebrated with thousands of residents and visitors experiencing the excitement of Antigua's Carnival , the Caribbean's greatest summer festival. The major carnival celebrations ran from July 28 to August 8, 2017, under the theme, "Celebrate Greatness" and showcased the pageantry, mas, music and revelry, providing a unique spectacle to appeal to all carnival aficionados visiting the destination.

Antigua-Barbuda investigating local involvement in bribery scandal

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