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  2. Barbados - Wikipedia

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    Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of the Americas, and the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands. It occupies an area of 432 km 2 (167 sq mi) and has a population of about 287,000 (2019 estimate). [3] Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown .

  3. 2022 Barbadian general election - Wikipedia

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    v. t. e. General elections were held in Barbados on 19 January 2022 to elect the 30 members of the House of Assembly. The ruling Barbados Labour Party won all 30 seats for the second consecutive election. This was the 12th national election held since independence from the United Kingdom in 1966, the 16th since the institution of universal ...

  4. COVID-19 pandemic in Barbados - Wikipedia

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    COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The case fatality rate for COVID-19 has been much lower than for other coronavirus respiratory infections such as SARS and MERS, but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.

  5. LGBT rights in Barbados - Wikipedia

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    In July 2020, the government launched the "Welcome Stamp" visa program, allowing foreign workers to stay on Barbados for up to one year. After receiving criticism that the program only allowed workers to bring their opposite-sex spouse with them, the government changed the program rules to allow same-sex spouses as well.

  6. Barbados–China relations - Wikipedia

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    Relations between Barbados and the People's Republic of China began on 30 May 1977, just over one decade after the eastern Caribbean island nation's independence from the United Kingdom. Chinese-Barbadian trade relations have intensified over the decades and are growing, and have expanded in both: growing bilateral trade and strategic cooperation.

  7. Owen Arthur - Wikipedia

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    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. He is the longest-serving Barbadian prime minister to date.

  8. Daily Nation - Wikipedia

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    Nation Center, headquarters of the Nation Media Group who publish the Daily Nation. The Daily Nation was started in the year 1958 as a Swahili weekly called Taifa by the Englishman Charles Hayes. It was bought in 1959 by the Aga Khan, and became a daily newspaper, Taifa Leo (Swahili for "Nation Today"), in January 1960.