Antigua and Barbuda

  • Photo of CARIFESTA – Caribbean Festival of Arts

    CARIFESTA – Caribbean Festival of Arts

    The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is a roving multi-disciplinary art festival which has been held in various CARICOM countries since its establishment in 1972. It is  a regional forum where artists, performers and  other  persons in the  field of  culture meet and  exchange  ideas through presentations  of  music, dance, drama, exhibitions on art, sculpture, poetry and  symposia, among others.…

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    CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

    The CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme was launched in Saint Lucia in 1993 by the Heads of Government to mark the Twentieth Anniversary of CARICOM and was formally instituted in 1994. Since its inception, the Youth Ambassador Programme has contributed to increased youth knowledge and awareness of CARICOM issues and priorities; has raised the profile of young people at the national…

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    CARIFESTA XV

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    Rt. Hon. Vere Cornwall Bird

    The charismatic career of the Rt. Hon. Vere Cornwall Bird embodied a long tradition of outstanding and dedicated political leadership in Antigua and Barbuda, his country of birth. It was therefore fitting that he was nominated by his country and awarded the OCC at the third conferment in 1998. It was on behalf of the struggling working class in Antigua…

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    Antigua and Barbuda

    Key facts Date of Membership in CARICOM: 4 Jul 1974 – Learn more about membership in CARICOM Also Known as:The Island of 365 Beaches. (Root: Waladli and Wa’onomi (Amerindian)) Status of Independence:Independent 1981/11/01 Area: 442 km2 (170 miles2) Capital City: St. John’s Population: : 90,801(2015) Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$) Highest National Award: Order of the Nation Economy GDP Growth:…

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