Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda is a country in the Caribbean. It forms part of the northern Leeward Islands with Guadeloupe to the south, Saint Kitts and Nevis to the west, and it's closest neighbour, Montserrat, to the south-west. It is composed of the two main islands of Antigua, which is home to most of the population as well as the capital city of St. John's, and Barbuda, as well as adjacent islets and the uninhabited western outpost of Redonda.

Antigua and Barbuda is a constitutional monarchy within the British Commonwealth, having gained it's independence in 1981. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II who is represented locally by a Governor-General. There is a bicameral Parliament whose Prime Minister, Baldwin Spencer, has been in office since 2004.