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Elected as Antigua and Barbuda’s youngest ever Prime Minister in June 2014, Gaston Browne has wasted no time in implementing his bold promise to... May 27, 2015

Industry & Trade | Government | North America & Caribbean | Antigua and Barbuda


Panama Summit to usher in new era of inter-American relations


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With the VII Summit of the Americas now upon us, the promise that it will deliver a historic opportunity to revitalize hemispheric relations heats up Apr 10, 2015

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Renewing the inland from the coastline

Darwin Telemaque
Port Authority CEO

Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced in December 2014 that... Jan 23, 2015


Sky’s the limit for Antigua as new airport nears completion

Stanley E. Smith
Airport Authority CEO

State-of-the-art $97 million terminal promises to make Antigua and Barbuda a regional trade... Jan 16, 2015


Catering for luxury mega yachts in Antigua

Bobby Reis
General Manager of Falmouth Harbour Marina

Falmouth Harbour Marina was built by local shareholders who wanted to provide an economic... Jan 13, 2015


Isolation, preservation and development on the paradise isle of Barbuda

Arthur Manoah Nibbs
Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs

Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs... Dec 16, 2014


‘Grandfather’ of Antigua’s financial services leads the way in innovation

Brian Stuart-Young
CEO of Global Bank of Commerce

This is a United World interview for USA Today for a report on Antigua and Barbuda. Brian... Dec 12, 2014


Being small does not prevent us from being important

Hon. Charles Fernandez
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade shares... Dec 09, 2014



LOCATION:

Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico



MAP REFERENCES:

Central America and the Caribbean



AREA:

total: 442.6 sq km (Antigua 280 sq km; Barbuda 161 sq km)



CLIMATE:

tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation



NATURAL RESOURCES:

NEGL; pleasant climate fosters tourism



LANGUAGES:

English (official), local dialects



RELIGIONS:

Protestant 76.4% (Anglican 25.7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%), Roman Catholic 10.4%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8% (2001 census)



POPULATION:

91,295 (July 2014 est.)



GOVERNMENT TYPE:

constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government and a Commonwealth realm



CAPITAL:

name: Saint John's



INDEPENDENCE:

1 November 1981 (from the UK)



CONSTITUTION:

several previous; latest presented 31 July 1981, effective 31 October 1981 (Antigua and Barbuda Constitutional Order 1981) (2011)



LEGAL SYSTEM:

common law based on the English model



GDP (purchasing power parity):

$1.61 billion (2013 est.)



GDP - real growth rate:

1.7% (2013 est.)



GDP - per capita (PPP):

$18,400 (2013 est.)



GDP - composition, by sector of origin:

agriculture: 2.2%

industry: 16.4%

services: 81.4% (2013 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:

cotton, fruits, vegetables, bananas, coconuts, cucumbers, mangoes, sugarcane; livestock



INDUSTRIES:

tourism, construction, light manufacturing (clothing, alcohol, household appliances)



EXPORTS:

$55 million (2013 est.)



EXPORTS - commodities:

petroleum products, bedding, handicrafts, electronic components, transport equipment, food and live animals



IMPORTS:

$340.8 million (2013 est.)



IMPORTS - commodities:

food and live animals, machinery and transport equipment, manufactures, chemicals, oil



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