Africa Asia Europe North America South America Oceania
You are here: Home > North America > Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Yearbook 2008

Antigua and Barbuda. In the fall, the death penalty was imposed for anyone who with a firearm or knife kills or seriously injures another person. Previously, the law's most severe punishment had only been imposed for deliberate murder. According to Countryaah reports, the government decision was a direct result of the shooting of a young British couple on a honeymoon in the country in July during a robbery raid in their bungalow. Before the couple was killed, reports had come that increased arms smuggling on the islands had led to more violence in society. Antigua and Barbuda, whose economy is largely based on tourism, feared that the death toll would lead to a downturn in the tourism industry.

2008 Antigua and Barbuda
Other Countries in North America

Country Center Copyright 2008 - 2020 All Rights Reserved