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  1. It’s illegal to wear camouflage in: Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Zambia or Zimbabwe. You probably won’t end up in jail, but you can expect to part ways with all your camouflage gear.

  2. Antigua and Barbuda, with the support of the WTO, could at any moment launch a legal "pirate" site, sharing US' copyrighted works (movies, music, software, etc.) in retaliation of the US blocking its online gambling industry.

  3. Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom, is also the Queen of Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

  4. Christopher Columbus is credited with naming several islands including Montserrat, Antigua, Redonda, Nevis, Saint Kitts, Saint Eustatius, Saba, Saint Martin and Saint Croix.

  5. Lesser Antilles includes the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Martin, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, and Guadeloupe.

  6. Nations bordering the Caribbean Sea include Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Suriname, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, St. Lucia, Columbia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Nicaragua, Dominica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, United States, Honduras, Grenada, Haiti, Guatemala, and Guyana.

  7. Antigua, Barbados, Ghana, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Zambia, and Zimbabwe prohibit civilian wearing/possession of camoflage clothing

  8. Guadeloupe is located in the Caribbean, with Antigua and Barbuda to the north and Dominica to the south.

  9. These countries are part of the British monarchist league and therefore are loyal to the queen: United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, and 12more. These are known as the 'Commonwealth Realms'.

  10. In Antigua & Barbuda, it is illegal for anyone, including children, to dress in camouflage clothing.

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The WTO granted Antigua the right to legally sell pirated U.S. media

In Puerto Rico and Antigua & Barbuda the speed limits are in Miles Per Hour but distances on road signs are posted in Kilometers

In 2009, the Caribbean country on Antigua and Barbuda named its' highest peak 'Mount Obama".

The entire island of Barbuda in Antigua & Barbuda has been left completely uninhabited following Hurricane Irma.

By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves. Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants.

Antigua and Barbuda named their tallest mountain after President Obama

The highest mountain in Antigua is named after Barack Obama

The highest point in Antigua and Barbuda is Mount Obama, which was named for the 44th US President in 2009.

The highest peak in the country of Antigua and Barbuda was renamed Mount Obama in honour of his 48th birthday.

Former President Barack Obama has a mountain on the island of Antigua named for him

On August 4, 2009, the tallest mountain on the island of Antigua was renamed Mount Obama, after the President who was then celebrating his 48th birthday

En la historia de la ciencia, la alquimia es una antigua práctica protocientífica y una disciplina filosófica que combina elementos de la química, la metalurgia, la física, la medicina, la astrología, la semiótica, el misticismo, el espiritualismo y el arte.

There is a mountain on the island of Antigua named "Mount Obama"; it was renamed from "Boggy Peak" on 2009-08-04 in commemoration of Barack Obama

The highest mountain in the nation of Antigua and Barbuda, Boggy Peak, was officially renamed “Mount Obama” in 2009.

The highest point on the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda is called Mt. Obama, named after Barack Obama.

In 2009 to celebrate Barack Obama's 48th birthday, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda renamed the country's highest mountain, Boggy Peak, Mount Obama.

The highest peak in the island of Antigua was renamed Mount Obama in honour of his 48th birthday in 2009.

In 2009, the highest peak in the country of Antigua and Barbuda was renamed Mount Obama in honour of Barack Obama's 48th birthday.

The Queen owns about one sixth of the landmass ie. approximately 6.6 billion acres of land (which include Australia , Canada,The Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines)