The Barbuda Council

The Barbuda Council runs the internal affairs of the island on a day-to-day basis and was established in 1976 by the Barbuda Local Government Act which recognised Barbuda’s intention for self-determination and autonomy and as such created a local 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 the important decisions of every day life on Barbuda including agriculture, forestry, public health, public utilities and roads as exclusive powers, and raises and collects it’s own revenue and taxes to meet expenses incurred in the performance of its functions, including the training and employment of local people in its various departments.

The Barbuda Council has five committees covering  Finance. Works, Utilities and General Purposes, Health, Social Welfare and Disaster, Tourism, Culture,Sports and Youth Affairs, and Agriculture & Lands incl. Forestry, Fisheries, Coastal/Marine Protection.

MP for Barbuda – The Hon. Mr Trevor Walker

Chair of Council  – Mr Devon Warner

Secretary of Barbuda Council – Ms Shari Cannegieter

Senator – Fabian Jones


The following are BPM Councillors

Finance – Mr Trevor Walker

Education & Training – Ms Melanie Beazer

Tourism & Culture – Ms Nadia George

Sports & Youth Affairs – Ms Sharima Myers

Works – Ms Nico Antonio

Health – Mr Wayde Burton

Agriculture, Fisheries & Lands – Mr John Mussington

Utilities – Fitzroy Warner


There are currently no ALP Councillors


Customs – Mr Mathew John

Immigration – Ms Hildena Gore

There are no landlines on Barbuda since Hurricane Irma. Council members and staff use their own phones. There is a facebook page where you can send a message, otherwise write to the relevant Councillor at:

Barbuda Council, Codrington, Barbuda, via St John’s, Antigua, West Indies.


Barbuda Council administrative building