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Barbuda (Antigua and Barbuda)

Last modified: 2006-01-21 by dov gutterman
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Island of Barbuda

Barbuda, with a short population, has 4 independentist parties, but only one has 1 seat (the single one reserved to the island) in the parliament. Is not clear as is the flag of this main party. I believe that no insular or autonomous flag exist, even I believe that Barbuda has no autonomous status i.e. like Nevis, but only special situation as separated island.
Jaume Olle' , 9 April 2003

According to the CIA World Factbook, Antigua and Barbuda comprises six parishes and two dependencies, the two dependencies being the islands of Barbuda and Redonda.  Evidently all the parishes are on Antigua.
Joe McMillan, 9 April 2003

"In order to quell secessionist sentiment in Barbuda, the writers of the Constitution of 1981 included provisions for Barbudan self-government, constitutionally protecting the Barbuda Local Government Act of 1976. The elected Council for Barbuda is the organ of self-government. Acting as a local government, the council has the authority to draft resolutions covering community issues or domestic affairs, in the areas of defense and foreign affairs, however, Barbuda remains under the aegis of the national government. The council consists of nine elected members, the elected Barbudian representative to the national Parliament, and the Government appointed concillor. To maintain a rotation of membership, council elections are held every two years."
The above information was obtained from the California Office of Trade and Investment in Mexico City.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 9 April 2003

Barbuda Peoples Movement

In Barbuda (Antigua-Barbuda) the Barbuda Peoples Movement pushes for independence. A Venezuelan newspaper published an independentist flag of Barbuda (red, black and blue), but it did not clarify if this flag is that of the BPM (Barbuda Peoples Movement).
Jaume Olle' , 28 July 1996