Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda is an island sovereign state in the West Indies in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.wikipedia
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Antigua

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It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda).
It is one of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean region and the main island of the country of Antigua and Barbuda.

Barbuda

Barbuda Dependency, Antigua and Barbuda
It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda).
Barbuda is a small island located in the eastern Caribbean forming part of the sovereign Commonwealth nation of Antigua and Barbuda.

Great Bird Island (Antigua and Barbuda)

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It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda).
Great Bird Island is a tiny islet lying almost three kilometers north-east of Antigua.

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

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The capital and largest port and city is St. John's on Antigua, with Codrington being the largest town on Barbuda.
St. John's is the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, located in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea and with a population of 22,193, St. John's is the commercial centre of the nation and the chief port of the island of Antigua.

Redonda

Redonda Dependency, Antigua and Barbuda
It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda).
Redonda is an uninhabited Caribbean island a part of Antigua and Barbuda, in the Leeward Islands, West Indies.

Maiden Island (Antigua and Barbuda)

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It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda).
Maiden Island, also known as "Maid Island" or "Maiden Islet," is a small private island which is part of the independent nation of Antigua and Barbuda.

Long Island (Antigua and Barbuda)

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It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda).
It is the fifth largest island of Antigua and Barbuda.

West Indies Federation

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Antigua and Barbuda joined the West Indies Federation in 1958.
The territories that would have become part of the Federation eventually became the nine contemporary sovereign states of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago; with Anguilla, Montserrat, the Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands becoming British overseas territories.

V. C. Bird International Airport

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Lying near each other (the main Barbuda airport is less than 0.5° of latitude, or 30 nautical miles, north of the main Antigua airport), Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17°N of the equator.
V. C. Bird International Airport is an international airport located on the island of Antigua, 8 km northeast of St. John's, the capital of Antigua and Barbuda.

Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda

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The capital and largest port and city is St. John's on Antigua, with Codrington being the largest town on Barbuda.
Codrington is a town located on the island of Barbuda, which is part of the country of Antigua and Barbuda.

Americas

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Antigua and Barbuda is an island sovereign state in the West Indies in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis achieved independence from the United Kingdom in the 1980s.

Hurricane Irma

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In September 2017, Hurricane Irma damaged or destroyed 95% of Barbuda's buildings and infrastructure and as a result, all the island's inhabitants were evacuated to Antigua, leaving Barbuda empty for the first time in modern history.
In Antigua and Barbuda, residents safeguarded their homes and cleaned up their properties in anticipation of strong winds.

Lesser Antilles

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Lying near each other (the main Barbuda airport is less than 0.5° of latitude, or 30 nautical miles, north of the main Antigua airport), Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17°N of the equator.

West Indies Associated States

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With the breakup of the federation, it became one of the West Indies Associated States in 1967.
These states were Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Christopher–Nevis–Anguilla, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent.

Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party

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The 1970s were dominated by discussions as to the islands' future and the rivalry between Vere Bird of the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) (Premier from 1967 to 1971 and 1976 to 1981) and the Progressive Labour Movement (PLM) of George Walter (Premier 1971–1976).
The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) is a political party in Antigua and Barbuda.

Vere Bird

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The 1970s were dominated by discussions as to the islands' future and the rivalry between Vere Bird of the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) (Premier from 1967 to 1971 and 1976 to 1981) and the Progressive Labour Movement (PLM) of George Walter (Premier 1971–1976).
Sir Vere Cornwall Bird Sr., KNH (9 December 1910 – 28 June 1999) was the [[Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda#Prime Ministers of Antigua and Barbuda, 1981-present|first Prime Minister]] of Antigua and Barbuda.

Vere Bird Jr.

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Vere Bird Jr., the elder son, was forced to leave politics in 1990 following a scandal in which he was accused of smuggling Israeli weapons to Colombian drug-traffickers.
1937 - 31 March 2013) was an Antiguan lawyer and politician who served as chairman of the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) and a government minister.

Guiana Island

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It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda).
It forms the southern coast of the North Sound, and is the fourth largest island of Antigua and Barbuda.

Progressive Labour Movement

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The 1970s were dominated by discussions as to the islands' future and the rivalry between Vere Bird of the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) (Premier from 1967 to 1971 and 1976 to 1981) and the Progressive Labour Movement (PLM) of George Walter (Premier 1971–1976).
The Progressive Labour Movement was a major political party in Antigua and Barbuda and, until the 2000s, was the only political party to have defeated the Antigua Labour Party in an election.

Geography of Antigua and Barbuda

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See Islands of Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda lie in the eastern arc of the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea.

Baldwin Spencer

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The ALP's dominance of Antiguan politics ended with the 2004 Antiguan general election, which was won by Baldwin Spencer's United Progressive Party (UPP).
Winston Baldwin Spencer (born October 8, 1948) was the third Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda from 2004 to 2014.

2014 Antiguan general election

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However the UPP lost the 2014 Antiguan general election, with the ALP returning to power under Gaston Browne.
General elections were held in Antigua and Barbuda on 12 June 2014.

Gaston Browne

Gaston Alphonso Browne
However the UPP lost the 2014 Antiguan general election, with the ALP returning to power under Gaston Browne.
Browne was born on 9 February 1967, in Villa/Point Area on the twin island of Antigua and Barbuda.

Five Islands, Antigua and Barbuda

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*Village of Five Islands 17.08056°N, -61.91389°W
Five Islands Village is a village located on the northwest coast of Antigua island, within Saint John Parish in Antigua and Barbuda.

Monarchy of Antigua and Barbuda

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The country opted to remain within the British Commonwealth, retaining Queen Elizabeth as Monarch, represented locally by a Governor-General.
Antigua and Barbuda is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch and head of state since 1 November 1981.