The twin island nation of Antigua & Barbuda is located in the eastern Caribbean. It is still affectionately called Wadadli; a name bestowed upon it by its first Arawak and Carib Indian natives. These islands are home to what the world has called some of the happiest people on the planet. With a population of just over 73,000 and a combined total of 140 square miles, these two quaint islands boast 365 of the most exquisite beaches in the world. Antigua is the larger of the 2 islands and is the largest, most developed and prosperous of the Leeward Islands.
Tourism dominates the economy of Antigua & Barbuda, making up more than half of its GDP. In addition to its numerous resort attractions, Antigua is also host to the internationally acclaimed “Sailing Week”. Antigua’s Sailing Week is a world-class regatta and one of the largest yachting events in the world.
Antigua & Barbuda enjoys a democratic form of government, based on the English Parliamentary System, headed by a Prime Minister. Antigua & Barbuda pursued and successfully achieved its Independence from the England on November 1st 1981. The twin island state has since then become a member of a number of the world’s fundamental organizations, for example the UN, the WTO and the WHO.