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  2. Barbados - Wikipedia

    Etymology. The name "Barbados" is from either the Portuguese term os barbudos or the Spanish equivalent, los barbudos, both meaning "the bearded ones".It is unclear whether "bearded" refers to the long, hanging roots of the bearded fig-tree (), (Ficus citrifolia), indigenous to the island, or to the allegedly bearded Caribs who once inhabited the island, or, more fancifully, to a visual ...

  3. Monarchy of Barbados - Wikipedia

    The Barbadian monarchy can trace its origins to Barbados' history as a colony first of England and then as part of the British Empire.Barbados was claimed under King James I of England in 1625, though not colonised until 1627, when, in the name of King Charles I, Governor Charles Wolferstone established the first settlement on the island.

  4. Economy of Barbados - Wikipedia

    The Barbados government encourages the development in: financial services, informatics, e-commerce, tourism, educational and health services, and cultural services for the future. In 2000 based on Barbados' level of growth – (at the time) Barbados was supposed to become the world's smallest developed country by 2008.

  5. Owen Arthur - Wikipedia

    Owen Seymour Arthur, PC (17 October 1949 – 27 July 2020) was a Barbadian politician who served as the fifth prime minister of Barbados from 6 September 1994 to 15 January 2008.

  6. Port of Bridgetown - Wikipedia

    The Port of Bridgetown (officially the Deep Water Harbour), (UN/LOCODE: BB BGI, Port Callsign: 8PB) is a seaport in Bridgetown on the southwest coast of Barbados. Situated at the North-Western end of Carlisle Bay, the harbour handles all of the country's international bulk ship-based trade and commerce.

  7. David Thompson (Barbadian politician) - Wikipedia

    As news of Thompson's death spread, regional and international dignitaries expressed their condolences. [27] [28] to the Thompson family and the nation. [29] Pope Benedict XVI was among those offering condolences for the Prime Minister and stated that he "invokes God's blessings upon the late Prime Minister's family and the people of Barbados."

  8. Mia Mottley - Wikipedia

    Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP is a Barbadian politician and attorney who has served as Prime Minister of Barbados since 2018 and as leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) since 2008.

  9. History of Barbados - Wikipedia

    Barbados is an island country in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, situated about 100 miles (160 km) east of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Roughly triangular in shape, the island measures some 21 miles (32 km) from northwest to southeast and about 14 miles (25 km) from east to west at its widest point.