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Yearbook 2018

Antigua and Barbuda. The parliamentary election, which was to be held by the Constitution by June 2019, was preceded by Prime Minister Gaston Browne and conducted in March 2018. The reason, according to Browne, was that he needed to assure investors of stability in the country in the coming years. The election was a success for the ruling Labor Party (ABLP), which strengthened its hold over Parliament's lower house and received 15 of the 17 seats in total. The United Progress Party (UP), which won the election as late as 2009, and the Barbuda People's Movement (BPM) were given a mandate each. Maria Bird-Browne, married to Prime Minister Browne and grandson of ABLP's founder and first Prime Minister Vere Cornwall Bird, became the youngest member of parliament in his country's history for 26 years.

2018 Antigua and Barbuda

According to, major investments in the tourism industry continued and in October it was announced that one of the 15 new hotels that have been approved to be built will be the Caribbean's first Waldorf Astoria hotel.

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