Antigua and Barbuda

What is Antigua and Barbuda known for?


taking unusual

travelers. Stay healthy Avoid taking unusual risks, eat more from packaged goods. However the public market is a great place to mingle and get inexpensive provisions. There are some signs on the road of St. John's, providing you with the ten principles of healthy living: # Breathe deeply # Drink water # Sleep peacefully # Eat nutritiously # Enjoy activity # Give and receive love # Be forgiving # Practice gratitude # Be accepting # Take your time Respect The locals are very friendly


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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


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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


history distinctive

) is spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, and French (French language), and the creole languages based upon these. Although French-influenced areas of the Americas would include Quebec, this region is rarely considered to be part of ''Latin America'', since its history, distinctive culture and economy, and British-inspired political institutions are generally deemed too closely intertwined with the rest of Canada. WikiPedia:Antigua and Barbuda Commons:Category:Antigua and Barbuda Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda


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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


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in New York. * '''The Roti King''', corner of St Mary's Street and Corn Alley, St John's. Serves Roti, which is an East Indian dish of rolled Indian flat bread filled with hot and spicy curries and tamarind sauce. The only American style fast food chains operating on Antigua are KFC with three locations and Subway sandwiches in St. John's. Drink '''Local drinks are''' *'''Mauby''' *'''Seamoss''' *'''Tamarind juice''' *'''Mango juice''' *'''Coconut water''' * '''Cavalier Rum ''', Antiguan


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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


distinctive culture

) is spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, and French (French language), and the creole languages based upon these. Although French-influenced areas of the Americas would include Quebec, this region is rarely considered to be part of ''Latin America'', since its history, distinctive culture and economy, and British-inspired political institutions are generally deemed too closely intertwined with the rest of Canada.


social structure

by the British soon after their initial settlement of Antigua in 1623, five distinct and carefully ranked racial ethnic groups emerged. At the top of this social structure were the British rulers. Amongst them were divisions between British Antiguans and non-creolized Britons, with the latter coming out on top. In short, this was a racial ethnic hierarchy which gave maximum recognition to people and cultural practices of Anglican origin. Immediately below the British were the mulattos, a mixed-race group of Afro-European origin. Mulattos, lighter in shade than most Africans, developed a complex system based on skin shade to distinguish themselves from the latter and to legitimate their claims to higher status. In many ways, they paralleled the British White Supremacy ideology. In the middle of this social stratification were the Madeirans, 2,500 of whom migrated as workers from Madeira (a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic, to the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula) between 1847 and 1852 because of a severe famine there. Many established small businesses and joined the ranks of the mulatto class. The British never really considered the Madeirans as Whites and did not allow them into their ranks. Amongst Antiguans and Barbudans of Madeiran descent, status differences were based on the varying degrees of assimilation into the dominant group's Anglicized practices. Next to the bottom were Middle Easterners who began migrating to Antigua and Barbuda around the turn 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 racialisation: They ceased being Yoruba (Yoruba people), Igbo (Igbo people), or Akan and became Negroes or Blacks. WikiPedia:Antigua and Barbuda Commons:Category:Antigua and Barbuda Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda


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comosus ''), corn (maize), sweet potatoes (white with firmer flesh than the bright orange "sweet potato" used in the United States), chiles (chili pepper), guava, tobacco, and cotton. The indigenous West Indians made excellent seagoing vessels which they used to sail the Atlantic and the Caribbean. As a result, Caribs and Arawaks were able to colonize much of South America and the Caribbean Islands. Their descendants still live there, notably in Brazil, Venezuela

Antigua and Barbuda

'''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.

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