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

Mexicoa s foreign minister to visit CARICOM countries

Mexico's foreign minister Luis Videgaray is to visit three Caribbean Community countries as part of the efforts to erode Venezuela's influence in the Caribbean. Foreign media reports said that while there has been no official confirmation of the visit to Jamaica, Grenada and St Lucia, Videgaray's visit comes on the heels a visit to Latin America and the Caribbean by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who announced plans to study how possible oil sanctions against Venezuela could be mitigated in the Caribbean.

Online Readers Comment: Sir Lester gets it, can't say the same for Gaston Browne

It is clear that Sir Lester Bird gets it. Having been a longstanding minister of tourism during the administration of his father, Sir Vere Bird Sr, he is calling for Antigua to go the way of high end tourism with four-star or five-star hotels.

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Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker bring star-power as they join political, business and thought leaders to discuss climate change, technology, innovation at landmark summit )--The UAE today launched a humanitarian logistics databank at the World Government Summit in Dubai. Announced by HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City, the databank will improve the speed and efficiency of humanitarian aid and emergency response via a centralized platform of real-time information on emergencies, supplies and logistics.

CARIBBEAT: University of West Indies' benefit and after-party

Popular Guyana-born Hollywood and TV actress CCH Pounder is among the honorees at the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies' annual black-tie Awards Gala on Feb. 22 in Manhattan. The Legacy Continues" is a timely, appropriate theme for the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies' annual black-tie Awards Gala on Feb. 22 at The Pierre hotel, 2 E. 61st St. , which maintains support for the university system as it marks its 70th anniversary this year.

Aid and ad-hoc agendas create the tangled web of US-Caribbean relations

Much has been said about the Government of the United States of America cutting off aid to countries which do not support that country's position in international organisations. Other donor countries have the same view, although they do not express it in quite the same way, as the US Government now makes clear.