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Antigua and Barbuda

Yearbook 1997

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. According to 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.

1997 Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda - Saint John's

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.


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