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Snap election in Antigua puts Barbuda's communal land ownership on the ballot

The government claims its aim is to speed recovery on the hurricane-devastated smaller island but Barbudans accuse it of a ‘land grab’

The announcement of snap elections in Antigua and Barbuda has exacerbated controversy over moves to abolish a centuries-old system of communal land ownership on Barbuda, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Voters in the twin-island nation will head to the polls on 21 March, a year before general elections are constitutionally due.

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