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Community Organizations Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Government of Antigua and Barbuda
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Antigua and Barbuda

The tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda are located in the heart of the Caribbean about a thousand miles to the east of Jamaica and half that distance from Trinidad on the coast of South America. We are at 17- N latitude, about the same as the Cape Verde Islands and Bombay and 61- W longitude.


The island of Antigua was born out of the sea by a volcano about 30 million years ago. A young island in geologic time. On the northern flank of this volcano, reefs were formed, hence the greater part of Antigua is low lying and is composed of limestone rock.


The highest point of Antigua is 1,319 ft in the south-west and is called Boggy Peak, but the limestone Highlands of Barbuda rise to only 125 ft. The area of Antigua is 108 square miles, while Barbuda is 62 square miles. The population of the former is approaching 80,000, but the latter is relatively unpopulated at 1,300. Days and nights are refreshingly cooled by the gentle trade winds. Antigua boasts the largest expanse of freshwater in the whole of the Caribbean with a lake nearly two miles long by a mile wide.


Barbuda became separated from Antigua by about 28 miles, when the sea-levels of the world rose considerably at about 10,000 BC. Today parts of Barbuda are geologically flooded to form interesting lagoons. Here may be seen the largest breeding and nesting colony of the Magnificent Frigate Bird in the world. Barbuda supports a tremendous diversity of native habitats, as yet unthreatened by development. Reef-fringed Barbuda may be one of the best kept ecological secrets in the West Indies. Her rugged scenery, beautiful beaches, (one at least 12 miles long), lagoons and abundant wildlife may be a resource as valuable as its fisheries.

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Crown Lands (Regulation) Act (No. 5 of 1917).

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Antigua-et-Barbuda
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This Act vests all Crown lands in the Governor-General and prvides for some matters with respect to dealings in Crown lands.“Crown lands”are all lands already acquired or to be acquired by the Government and not otherwise vested by law. The Governor-General may appoint, for purposes of dealing with any Crown Lands, such Land Board as he or she shall think fit and may appoint a Land Officer for carrying out the purposes of this Act. The Cabinet may make Regulations with respect to the terms and conditions on which Crown Lands may be rented, leased, occupied, sold or otherwise dealt with.

Land Development and Control Act 1977 (Act No. 15 of 1977).

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Antigua-et-Barbuda
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This Act provides for the control on the development of land and for this purpose establishes the Development Control Authority. "It shall be the duty of the Authority to institute a survey of the State, examining the matters which may be expected to affect the development of the State or the planning of its development and in any event to keep all such matters under review" (sect. 6(1)). For the purposes of subsection (1), the Authority shall prepare a survey of matters mentioned in subsection (1) and a Development Plan as described in subsection (3) of section 6.

Trustees and Mortgagees Act (No. 10 of 1877).

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Antigua-et-Barbuda
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Amériques

This Act defines powers and limits actions of trustees and other persons appointed in a will, deed or other instrument of settlement or mortgagees to lawfully dispose of land under their control pursuant to rights conferred upon them as trustees or mortgagees.The Act grants powers, subject to conditions a set forth in this Act, to trustees to sell or exchange land indicated in a will, deed or other instrument of settlement.