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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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Legislation
Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean, Americas

This Act provides for representation in relation with and administration of estates involved in inheritance proceedings. It also provides for the transfer of the estate to heirs.The Act regulates rights and duties of personal representatives of a deceased person, who shall act as trustees in respect of the real estate involved in the inheritance and regulates court procedures in case the personal representative has not transferred the real estate to the person entitled to the land within one year from the death of the owner of the land.

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Legislation
Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean, Americas

This Act provides for land to be divided into condominium lots and for the registration of a condominium plan, the establishment of a corporation for purposes of administration of the common property, easements in relation with condominium, by-laws applying to condominium lots and common property and other matters relating to the administration of the common property and condominium lots.Land may be subdivided into condominium lots in accordance with a condominium plan, the contents of which are prescribed by this Act.

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Legislation
Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean, Americas

This Act makes provision with respect to transactions involving and rights inherent to settled estates i.e.

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Legislation
Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean, Americas

This Act makes provision for duties and proceedings in relation with the ending of a tenancy of a small tenement as defined in this Act.If a tenant does not leave the tenement after a notice of the landlord, the Magistrate may, on the application of the landlord, issue a summons in the form as set out in the Schedule to this Act. The Act specifies court proceedings in respect of a dispute, provides for compensation of improvements and declares the repossession of a tenement to be an offence.

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Legislation
Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean, Americas

This Act defines the jurisdiction of a magistrate in respect of civil claims regarding trespass on land and damage caused by animals trespassing on any land. The Act further gives rules regarding the judgment regarding trespass or damage and declares that all trespasses to personal property or to land, except where otherwise provided by this Act or any other Act shall, be governed by the common law of England.

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