Antigua and Barbuda. In April, Lester Bird, the country's
prime minister, resigned as chairman of the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM, Caribbean Community). At the CARICOM
Summit in July, the 15 Member States took another step
towards establishing a common Caribbean market in 1999.
Countryaah, Antigua and Barbuda Parliament President Bridgette Harris,
one of only 17 female speakers in the world, participated
with Birgitta Dahl in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the annual
conference of female speakers.
Antigua and Barbuda - Saint John's
Saint John's, capital of Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean; 22,200 residents
(2012). Saint John's, located on the north coast of Antigua, is a major port
city and the largest city in the north of the Little Antilles, with about half
of the country's population and the bulk of the industry (rum, textiles, wood
and metal products). The city has an international airport and has become a
major tourist center, visited annually by hundreds of thousands of cruise and
flight charter tourists.