Antigua and Barbuda celebrates 39th anniversary of its independence

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The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) highlighted Antigua and Barbuda’s integration efforts, on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of its independence.

 

In a message, the OECS highlighted the slogan of the anniversary: One Purpose, One Vision, One Nation, and expressed its willingness for good health, peace, progress and stability for the country.

The OECS Secretary-General Didacus Jules stressed this slogan is timely at a time when the region is dealing with the crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change.

CARICOM, for its part, highlighted the remarkable progress Antigua and Barbuda has made since its independence, as ‘the result of its determined people´s hard work in their search for growth, sustainable development and well-being’.

According to Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM´s Secretary-General, the theme of this anniversary conveys the feelings of unity and determination, thus proving the continuing commitment of the government and people of Antigua and Barbuda.

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