The Barbuda Council
The Barbuda Council runs the internal affairs of the island on a day-to-day basis in the administration building above. Since Hurricane Irma, the ABLP central government in Antigua have contributed very little to the recovery of Barbuda, and encouraged a poor relationship between the two islands by withholding aid and refusing to assist with electricity, water or adequate housing in our recovery efforts.
The Council was established in 1976 by the Barbuda Local Government Act, which created a council of 11 members. Nine members are elected by the registered voters of Barbuda, with the Parliamentary Representative (MP) currently Trevor Walker and a Senator, who is nominated by the Council, as ex-officio members. The Councillors serve for four years with elections held every two years in March when four seats and five seats becoming vacant at alternate polls. The Barbuda Council administers and regulates agriculture, forestry, public health, public utilities and roads as exclusive powers, and raises and collects revenue to meet expenses incurred in the performance of its functions.
The Barbuda Council has various committees: Finance. Works and General Purposes; Health, Social Welfare and Disaster; Tourism, Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs; and Agriculture, Land, Forestry, Fisheries, Coastal/Marine Protection.
General Information - can be found on the Council People's Progress report.
Member of Parliament - Trevor Walker - (268) 764-2402
Chair of Council - Wade Burton
Secretary of Barbuda Council - Mr Paul Nedd - (268) 780-2544
Tourism - Ms Jackie Frank on facebook @visitbarbuda
Culture and Youth Affairs -
Works - Ms Calsye Beazer
Agriculture - Mr Kendra Beazer
The Council does not have a website but contributes this and other information to barbudaful.net. Their full postal address is: Barbuda Council, Codrington, Barbuda. via St John's, Antigua and Barbuda, West Indies.