Antigua and Barbuda History and Statistics

An island nation in the Caribbean Sea, Antigua and Barbuda are considered to be a part of the West Indies. It comprises two major islands and a number of smaller islands. It is believed the island of Antigua was explored by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for the Church of Santa María La Antigua. Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Commonwealth and Britain’s Elizabeth II is the country’s queen and head of state.

As with many islands in the Caribbean, hurricanes are a threat and strike on average, once a year. In September 2017, Hurricane Irma damaged or destroyed 95% of Barbuda’s buildings and infrastructure and as a result, all the island’s inhabitants were evacuated to Antigua. The country’s economy depends on tourism as its major sector, with investment banking and financial services a close second.

Cricket is the national sport and their national cricket team represented the country at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. The 2007 Cricket World Cup was hosted in the West Indies from 11 March to 28 April 2007. Notable cricket players from the country are Brian Lara and Viv Richards.

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April 2Good Friday
April 5Easter Monday
May 3Labour Day
May 24Whit Monday
August 2Carnival Holiday
August 3Carnival Holiday
November 1Independence Day
December 9National Heroes Day
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Boxing Day
December 27Christmas Day observed
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  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Corporate Tax: N/A
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): N/A
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): N/A
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: N/A
  • The Hanover Bank (Local Bank)
  • Antigua Commercial Bank Ltd (ACB) (Commercial Bank)
  • Antigua Overseas Bank Ltd (AOB) (Commercial Bank)
  • Scotiabank (formerly Bank of Nova Scotia) (Commercial Bank)
  • DBank  (Commercial Bank)
  • Global Bank of Commerce Ltd.  (Commercial Bank)
  • Antigua / Barbuda Investment Bank Ltd (Commercial Bank)
  • Commerce Bank of Antigua (Commercial Bank)
  • Standford International Bank Limited (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank of Antigua (State Bank)
  • EuroFed Bank (State Bank)
  • American International Bank (AIB) (Foreign Bank)
  • Barrington Bank (Foreign Bank)
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) (Foreign Bank)
  • Credit Bank Int’l (Foreign Bank)
  • European Union Bank (Foreign Bank)
  • Swiss American Bank (Foreign Bank)
  • Swiss American National Bank (Foreign Bank)
  • Barclays Bank (Foreign Bank)
  • Premier International Bank Limited (Foreign Bank)
  • Swiss American (Foreign Bank)
  • Scotiabank (formerly Bank of Nova Scotia) (Private Bank)
  • Ansbacher (Antigua) Ltd formerly PKB Privatbank Limited (Private Bank)
  • Global Bank of Commerce Ltd.  (Private Bank)
  • Trium Bank and Trust Ltd (Private Bank)
  • Antigua and Barbuda Development Bank (Private Bank)
  • PKB Privatbank Limited (Private Bank)
  • V T I Bank Limited (Private Bank)

Aadmi can support you with your expansion to Antigua and Barbuda. Our team of experts in country manage every aspect of your expansion from incorporation, accounting, legal, and even administrative concerns.  Matched with Global People Strategist’s powerful labor compliance software, your company is in good hands.

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