Antigua - pronounced An-Tee-ga - is an island set in the Caribbean Sea forming one of the islands of the Eastern Caribbean. Antigua's romantic history began with its re-discovery in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, who named it for the Santa Mara la Antigua Church in Seville, Spain. Antigua, which is partly volcanic and partly coral, is surrounded by superb white sand beaches which are almost entirely reef-protected. An ideal place for swimming, Antigua offers snorkeling and all forms of water sports year round.
Escape even further to Barbuda, 25 miles north of Antigua -- chic, remote and short on hotels but long on seabirds. Investigate one or more of 200 underwater wrecks or enjoy the island's wildlife sanctuaries. The rich and famous find Barbuda especially appealing.
Antigua's size is 108 square miles, while Barbuda's size is 62 square miles. Antigua's population is 67,000, and Barbuda's is 1,200.
Each Endeavoring, All Achieving
Composed by James H Carrott MBE in 1967 while he was Permanent Secretary in the then Ministry of Trade, Production and Labour, it exhorts all to work for the good of the country and thus foster benefits for the individual.
United Nations - (joined 11 November 1981)
Commonwealth of Nations
Organisation of American States - (joined 1981)
Organisation of East Caribbean States
C, CARICOM, CDB
IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTERPOL, IOC, ITU
NAM (as observer)
OAS, OECS, OPANAL
UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO
WCL, WHO, WMO...
Industries: Offshore finance, manufacturing, tourism.
Arable land: 18%.
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (June 1996): 2.70 = $1 U.S.
Fiscal year: 1st April to 31st March
Gross domestic product:
USD 350 million (1990)
real growth rate - 4.2% (est. 1990)
Agricultural contribution to GDP - 4.25%
expanding output of cotton, fruits, vegetables, and livestock...
Approx 85,632 (July 2009 est.). According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is .69%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 76,000. The population density in 2002 was 152 per sq km (394 per sq mi).
Antigua - St. John's - The majority of the populace resides on the island of Antigua. It was estimated by the...
Dickenson Bay area
The Epicurean Supermarket & Deli
Friar Hill Road, Jolly Harbour
Old Parham Road
From age 5 t16
about 2.5% of Gross National Product
about 15% of government budget
2 - politically oriented (PO) and 1 - neutral (N)
The Antigua Sun - Weekly - Thursdays - Neutral
The Observer - Daily - Political
The Outlet - Daily - Political
Museums and Historic...
Antigua's democracy is based on the British parliamentary system consisting of a House of Representatives with 17 members elected by universal adult franchise, and a Senate consisting of nominees based on a system that guarantees that the government of the day has a majority.
A ministerial system provides for day-to-day administration with a Cabinet of...
Powells Estate, Nelson's Dockyard
Capital Rentals and Tours
All Saints Road
Matthew's Car Rental
All Saints Road
National Car Rental
Both Antigua and Barbuda is the delight of the underwater enthusiast, as the reefs harbor myriad's of colorful fish, and the deeps offer a crystal clear paradise for viewing or spear fishing.
There are barrier reefs around most of Antigua which are host to lots of colourful fish and underwater plant life. Diving is mostly shallow, up to 60 ft, except below...
Dive shops are located nearly all round the island and include
Big John's Dive Antigua
Learn to Scuba Dive in only one day. Exciting! Exhilarating! A chance of a lifetime to explore inner space! Come dive with "BIG JOHN", and the CREW and Antigua's longest established, most experienced dive operation with over 27 years of diving experience, including 22...
The Yacht Show is organised and operated by V.E.B. Nicholson & Sons (Antigua Ltd). It takes place at Nelson's Dockyard and Falmouth Harbour during the first week of December each year. 1998 will be the 37th year Nicholsons has invited agents from all over the world to inspect large charter yachts. Most yachts have sailed from North America and Europe...
The coasts of Antigua and those of the sister island of Barbuda are ideal for yacht cruising and racing, with constant trade-winds, and many harbors for exploration. Easily a week could be spent cruising around these picturesque Caribbean islands. Barbuda has shell laden beaches, so long they dip below the horizon!
The sister island of Barbuda has shell...
This local sailing week has evolved into an international event attracting competitors from all over the world. Thousands flock to enjoy the party atmosphere and the non-stop social scene. The boats involved are packed with Olympic and round the world sailors so it’s a chance to compete against the cream of the crop. 10 days of racing and partying are what...
The coasts of Antigua are ideal for yacht cruising and racing, with constant trade-winds, and many harbours for exploration. Easily a week could be spent cruising around this picturesque island of the Caribbean. The sister island of Barbuda has shell laden beaches so long that they dip below the horizon.
There is also the Antigua charter Yacht show that is...
The following are the shopping malls and markets in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda
Jolly Harbour Shopping Centre Jolly Harbour
Box 1793, , Antigua & Barbuda
Phone: (268) 463-8830
N P Management Heritage Quay
Antigua & Barbuda
Phone: (268) 462-2776
West Mall Limited
American Rd.,Box 271, St Johns, Antigua & Barbuda
Phone: (268) 462-4870