dominates the economy, accounting for more than half of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Antigua is famous for its many luxury resorts. Weak tourist activity since early 2000 has slowed the economy, however, and squeezed the government into a tight fiscal corner. Investment banking and financial services also make up an important part of the economy. Major world banks with offices in Antigua include the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Scotiabank. Financial-services corporations with offices in Antigua include PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has accused the Antigua-based Stanford International Bank, owned by Texas billionaire Allen Stanford, of orchestrating a huge fraud which may have bilked investors of some $8 billion. WikiPedia:Antigua and Barbuda Commons:Category:Antigua and Barbuda Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda
of Aktiengesellschaft (commonly abbreviated as AG). '''Game Jackal''' is a PC (IBM PC compatible) application developed by Antiguan (Antigua and Barbuda)-based company SlySoft that allows users to play PC game titles without the need for the game's media to be in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. The program functions similar to a virtual drive; however, instead of making use of large disc images, Game Jackal uses a proprietary format which takes up considerable less storage
and the Grenadines , Trinidad and Tobago, and British Virgin Islands. Through the Proclamation issued today, President Clinton designated all 24 countries as CBTPA Beneficiary Countries. In the United States, Canada and Australia, teams are not promoted or relegated. Recently, the North American Soccer League (North American Soccer League (2011)), and the United Soccer Leagues of the United States, having
of the 20th century. Starting as itinerant traders, they soon worked their way into the social mix. Although Middle Easterners came from a variety of areas, as a group they are usually referred to as Syrians. Afro-Antiguans and Afro-Barbudans were at the bottom. Forced into slavery, Africans started arriving in Antigua and Barbuda in large numbers during the 1670s. Very quickly, they grew into the largest racial ethnic group. Their entry into the local social structure was marked by a profound
, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, United States of America, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna (Wallis (Wallis and Futuna)). *For the main governing party in Antigua and Barbuda, see United Progressive Party (Antigua and Barbuda). *For the historic party in Bangladesh, see United Progressive Party (Bangladesh). International performance In 2006 the Islanders venture into the international
countries and territories Category:Former British colonies Category:Island countries Category:Liberal democracies Category:Member states of the Caribbean Community Category:Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations Category:Member states of the United Nations Category:States and territories established in 1981 This article is about the demographic (demographics) features of the population of Antigua and Barbuda, including population density, Ethnic group
. *Karnataka Foundation Day (Karnataka Rajyotsava) (Karnataka) The member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) recently began issuing passports to a common design (Caribbean Community#Common passport), featuring the CARICOM symbol along with the national symbol and name of the member state, rendered in an CARICOM official language (English, French, Dutch). The member states which use the common design are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Saint
that her brother might have deceived her and so many others, Patrice has acknowledged and agreed that she should have done more to personally investigate the true nature of Mr. Eremian's business activities in the course of carrying out his requests in paying his children's household expenses, family medical bills, and his personal bills and taxes from a checking account in which he deposited funds." Patrice pled guilty on October 6, 2010, Ebbert, Stephanie (October 6, 2010). "Congressman Tierney's wife convicted in federal tax fraud case." ''The Boston Globe''. Retrieved October 6, 2010. and was later sentenced to 30 days in prison followed by five months of house arrest on January 13, 2011. Ebbert, Stephanie (January 13, 2011). "Congressman Tierney's wife gets 30 days in jail for tax fraud." ''The Boston Globe''. Retrieved January 14, 2011. The conviction bolstered the campaign of Bill Hudak, Tierney's Republican opponent in the November 2010 election, but Tierney was still re-elected. Sweet, Laurel J. (October 7, 2010). "Tierney tax flap 'shakes up' race." ''The Boston Herald'': p. 6. Retrieved December 5, 2010. Laidler, John (October 31, 2010). "Hopefuls racing to finish line." ''The Boston Globe''. Retrieved December 5, 2010. Bierman, Noah (November 3, 2010). "Republicans’ revolution fades in Massachusetts." ''The Boston Globe''. Retrieved December 5, 2010. The following sovereign states are not members of the WCO: Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Dominica, Guyana, Equatorial Guinea, Somalia, South Sudan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, North Korea, Palau, Solomon Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Nauru, Cook Islands, Niue and the states with limited recognition (List of states with limited recognition). Economic union The decision to establish an economic union (Economic and monetary union) was taken by OECS Heads of Government at the 34th meeting of the Authority held in Dominica in July 2001. At the 35th meeting of the Authority in Anguilla in January 2002, the main elements of an economic union implementation project were endorsed. The project was expected to be implemented over a two-year period with seven of the nine OECS member states (i.e. Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines) participating in the economic union initiative. The remaining two member states, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands, would not have participated immediately, but would have requested time to consider the issue further. In 2003, work had been initiated on the central issue of the creation of new Treaty arrangements to replace the Treaty of Basseterre which established the OECS. Economic Union Series Among the elements of the project was the creation of a technical committee for a draft OECS Economic Union Treaty. This technical committee was inaugurated on May 4, 2004 and began designing the draft Treaty. Committee to draft OECS Economic Union Treaty holds its first meeting '''November 1''': '''All Saints' Day (All Saints)''' in Western Christianity; Independence Day (List of national independence days) in '''Antigua and Barbuda''' (1981); '''Rajyotsava (Formation Day) (Karnataka Rajyotsava)''' in Karnataka, India (1956) March 24, 2004 * The World Trade Organization makes a preliminary ruling that United States laws prohibiting Internet gambling violate international trade agreements (treaty), in response to a complaint by Antigua and Barbuda. The Bush (George W. Bush) administration vows to appeal, while some members of the United States Congress say they would rather allow a trade war or withdraw from future WTO talks than repeal laws against online gambling. (BBC) (Seattle PI) * Danish (Denmark) artist Marco Evaristti paints an iceberg in Greenland red, using 780 gallons of paint. (USA Today) '''Winston Baldwin Spencer''' (born October 8, 1948) is the Prime Minister (List of Prime Ministers of Antigua and Barbuda) of Antigua and Barbuda. He has been Prime Minister since March 24, 2004, when his party, the United Progressive Party (United Progressive Party (Antigua and Barbuda)) (UPP), which he had led as the opposition party for several years, won a parliamentary election (Antigua and Barbuda general election, 2004). He has also been Minister of Foreign Affairs (foreign minister) since January 6, 2005. African and Afro-Caribbean In South Africa, cornmeal mush is a staple food called mealie (Mielie-meal) pap (pap (food)); elsewhere in Southern Africa it is called phutu-(pap) or is'tshwala. It is similar to polenta but most often it is not as dense. In Zimbabwe it is called ''sadza'', ''phaletshe'', in Botswana, and ''nshima'', in Zambia, and "Oshifima" or Pap in Namibia. In East Africa a similar dish is called ''ugali'', named from the Swahili language. In Mauritius, polenta is commonly used to make Poudine Maïs, Fufu, a starch-based food from West (West Africa) and Central Africa, may also be made from maize meal. In the north of Angola it is known as ''funge'', probable source of names for the dish in a number of Caribbean countries, destination of slaves from Angola and elsewhere along the West Coast. In the Caribbean, similar dishes are ''Pastelle'' (Trinidad & Tobago), ''cou-cou'' (Barbados), ''funchi'' (Curaçao and Aruba), ''funjie'' (Antigua and Barbuda) and ''fungi'' (Virgin Islands). It is known as ''funche'' in Puerto Rican cuisine and ''mayi moulin'' in Haitian cuisine. Before moving through the Lesser Antilles, Lenny produced rough surf that killed two people in northern Colombia. Strong winds and rainfall resulted in heavy crop damage in southeastern Puerto Rico. Despite the hurricane passing near Saint Croix at peak intensity, damage on the small island was only described as "moderate", although there was widespread flooding and erosion. Damage in the United States territories totaled about $330 million. The highest precipitation related to the storm occurred at Gendarmerie on the French side of Saint Martin, where a total of WikiPedia:Antigua and Barbuda Commons:Category:Antigua and Barbuda Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda
, Dominica, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Guyana, which though located on the South American mainland, has close cultural ties to the Caribbean, and was historically considered to be part of the British West Indies, and Belize (formerly British Honduras), in Central America, which culturally is more akin to the Caribbean than to Latin America, due to its colonial and still-extant economic ties to the UK. Antigua and Barbuda The government of the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, which licenses Internet gambling entities, made a complaint to the World Trade Organization about the U.S. government's actions to impede online gaming. The Caribbean country won the preliminary ruling but WTO's appeals body somewhat narrowed that favorable ruling in April 2005. The appeals decision held that various state laws argued by Antigua and Barbuda to be contrary to the WTO agreements were not sufficiently discussed during the course of the proceedings to be properly assessed by the panel. However, the appeals panel also ruled that the Wire Act and two other federal statutes prohibiting the provision of gambling services from Antigua to the United States violated the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services, or "GATS". Although the United States convinced the appeals panel that these laws were "necessary" to protect public health and morals, the asserted United States defense on these grounds was ultimately rejected because its laws relating to remote gambling on horse-racing were not applied equally to foreign and domestic online betting companies, and thus the United States could not establish that its laws were non-discriminatory. WikiPedia:Antigua and Barbuda Commons:Category:Antigua and Barbuda Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda
cibum'' (Latin, "before meals") – (s) Antigua and Barbuda (FIPS 10-4 country code) – (i) ''Associazione Calcio'' (Italian, "football (soccer) club") – Altocumulus * A C – (i) Air Conditioned Conditioning – Aircraft * Ag – (s) Silver (Latin ''argentum'') * AG (AG (disambiguation)) – (i) air gunner – ''Aktiengesellschaft'' (German (German language), "incorporated") – (s) Algeria (FIPS 10-4 country code) – Antigua and Barbuda (ISO 3166
'''Antigua and Barbuda''' ( ; Spanish (Spanish language) for "ancient" and "bearded") is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden and York Islands (York Island (Antigua and Barbuda)) and further south, the island of Redonda). The permanent population numbers about 81,800 (at the 2011 Census) and the capital and largest port and city is St. John's (St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda), on Antigua.
Separated by a few nautical miles, Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17°N (17th parallel north) of the equator. The country is nicknamed "Land of 365 Beaches" due to the many beaches surrounding the islands. Its governance, language, and culture have all been strongly influenced by the British Empire, of which the country was formerly a part.