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  United States dollar - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silver dollars were created from 1794 through 1935 with a few short gaps; then a copper-nickel dollar of the same large size was minted from 1971 through 1978.
The sizes of the dime, quarter, and half dollar are holdovers from before 1964, when they were made from 90% silver; their sizes thus depended upon the amount of silver which cost their respective values, and helps explain why the dime is the smallest of the coins.
In Lebanon, one dollar is equal to 1500 Lebanese lira, and is used interchangeably with local currency as a de facto legal tender.
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 United States dollar - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
However, only cents are in everyday use as divisions of the dollar; "dime" is used solely as the name of the coin with that value, while "eagle" and "mill" are largely unknown to the general public, though mills are sometimes used in matters of tax levies.
In Lebanon, one dollar is equal to 1500 Lebanese pound, and is used interchangeably with local currency as a de facto legal tender.
The first dollar coins issued by the United States mint were of the same size and composition as the Spanish dollar and even after the American Revolutionary War the Spanish and U.S. silver dollars circulated side by side in the United States.
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 Canadian dollar - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Canada decided to use the dollar instead of a pound sterling system because of the prevalence of Spanish dollars in North America in the 18th century and early 19th century and because of the standardization of the American dollar.
The Canadas, in particular, favoured the dollar — the Bank of Montreal issued bank notes in dollars in 1817 — whereas the Atlantic colonies, with stronger ties to Britain and weaker ones to the United States, preferred the £.s.d.
Unlike several U.S. attempts to introduce a dollar coin, the new coins were quickly accepted by the public, owing largely to the fact that the mint and government made it a "cold turkey" switch by removing the $1 and $2 bills from circulation.
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 Barbados - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Close to 90 percent of all Barbadians (also known colloquially as Bajan) are of African descent ("Afro-Bajans"), mostly descendants of the slave labourers on the sugar plantations.
Barbadians who return after years of residence in the U.S. are called "Bajan Yankees"; this term is considered derogatory by some.
One of the signatures on the original United States constitution was a Barbadian, as was the printer of the document.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Barbados   (3368 words)

  
 Barbados dollar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Barbados dollar is pegged to the US dollar at USD1= BBD1.98 since July 5, 1975.
The Barbados dollar was created after the establishment of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB), which was founded by Act of parliament in May, 1972.
The Barbados dollar replaced the East Caribbean dollar as the island's currency.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barbadian_dollar   (195 words)

  
 1993 Country Reports on Economic Practice and Trade Reports: BARBADOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Barbadian citizens travelling abroad may purchase only the equivalent of U.S. $250.00 in hard currency, and businesses (other than those in the generally-exempt offshore business sector) must apply to the Central Bank for permission to purchase larger amounts for business-related purposes.
The government requires a Barbadian citizen to apply for many of the requisite licenses that allow enterprises to operate, however, which may mean that a foreign firm would be obliged to hire a Barbadian citizen.
Barbadian trade unions are free to form federations and are affiliated with regional and international labor organizations.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /ERC/economics/trade_reports/1993/Barbados.html   (3045 words)

  
 Caribbean Islands Barbados - Economy
The United States dollar is tied to the Barbadian dollar at a fixed exchange rate.
The depreciation of the United States dollar increased the foreign exchange rate of the British pound sterling in Barbados and led to a 25-percent rise in British visitors.
In addition to declining demand for Barbadian exports, the island's foreign exchange position was also negatively affected by currency devaluations in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, as well as by large wage increases given to workers in the Barbadian tourist and manufacturing sectors.
www.country-studies.com /caribbean-islands/barbados---economy.html   (2891 words)

  
 Brujula.Net - Your Latin Stating Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Canada decided to use the dollar instead of a pound sterling system because of the ubiquity of Spanish dollars in North America in the 18th century and early
The Canadas, in particular, favoured the dollar — the Bank of Montreal issued bank notes in dollars in 1817 — whereas the Atlantic colonies, with stronger ties to Britain and weaker ones to the United States, preferred the
Sacagawea dollar coin would have the same colouring as the Canadian $1 coin, the "loonie", although this proved to be a non-issue.
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 Barbadian Dollar, Currency of Barbados, Exchange Rates, BBD
The Barbados dollar, often denoted by BBD or Bds$, is the national unit of currency of Barbados.
The dollar is divided into 100 cents and has had a fixed rate of exchange with the United States Dollar since 1975.
The Barbados dollar was created after the establishment of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB), which took place in 1972 by Act of parliament.
www.gocurrency.com /countries/barbados.htm   (453 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Barbados   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Queen of Barbados, Queen Elizabeth II, perhaps better known as the Queen of the United Kingdom, is the Barbadian head of state and is represented by a governor general.
In Barbados the Queen is styled "By the Grace of God, Queen of Barbados and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth." Executive power however is in the hands of the prime minister and his cabinet.
About nine tenths of all Barbadians (also known colloquially as Bajan) are fls, mostly descendants of the slaves and workers on the sugar plantations.
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 1994 Country Reports on Economic Practice and Trade Reports: BARBADOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Barbadian attitudes toward the United States and toward U.S. business are also generally favorable, as evidenced by the approximately 26 percent of the import market commanded by goods from the United States.
Some economists hypothesize, however, that the Barbadian currency is overvalued, which contributes to making Barbadian manufactures uncompetitive in terms of price (and perhaps quality) in markets outside Barbados and restricts the long-term potential output of the economy -- which could have implications for import volumes in the long term.
Structural Policies Although the Barbadian economy is generally free market-oriented, the government controls a relatively large public sector, including a number of "parastatal" entities.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /erc/economics/trade_reports/1994/Barbados.html   (3908 words)

  
 A Primer on Exporting to Barbados   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although the Barbadian economy enjoyed an average growth rate of over 3% from 1995 to 2000, it experienced declines of 3.6% in 2001 and 0.6% in 2002.
The Barbadian dollar is pegged to the U.S. dollar at a rate of two Barbados dollars to one U.S. dollar.
Barbadian men may wear a "shirt-jack", which is similar to a short-sleeved, safari-type jacket with matching trousers.
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 The Financial Gleaner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There are now several national currencies being used in the various CSME- destined territories: the Jamaican dollar, the Trinidadian dollar, the Barbadian dollar, the Guyanese dollar, the Eastern Caribbean dollar, and even more currencies.
The onus is, therefore, on the region to ensure that such issues are sorted out well ahead of February so that all visitors can enjoy themselves, to be able to travel hassle-free and not have to worry about the inconvenience of changing currencies according to the territory they happen to be visiting.
What I would not like to see is the U.S. dollar become the designated currency of choice, as is likely to be the case in the absence of the steps I have indicated, since this would send a powerful message about the CSME financial unity.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/efg/10-Feb-06/Commentary/comm1.htm   (284 words)

  
 TDS; Passports, Visas, Travel Documents
The official currency is the Barbados Dollar, but the US and Canadian dollars are widely accepted.
The official language of Barbados is English, but it is often spoken with a Barbadian (or Bajan) lilt or a hint of a British accent.
The population of Barbados is estimated to be 269,000.
www.traveldocs.com /bb/tips.htm   (226 words)

  
 Barbados - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The country's official language is English, the local dialect of which is referred to as Bajan.
While most Barbadians are Protestant Christians (67%), chiefly of the Anglican Church, there are other Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hindu and Muslim minorities.
The island of Barbados was first recorded with the spelling Barbadoes, it also has the nickname of 'Little England', and the British colloquial nickname of 'Bimshire' ("Bim-shur").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barbadian   (4176 words)

  
 Edgewater Inn - Barbados
The Barbadian standard of living is the highest in the Caribbean.
The Barbadian dollar has maintained a steady exchange rate with the U.S. dollar of 2 to 1 since its introduction at independence.
The country is so peaceful that the Prime Minister is rare among his peers in the world: he goes about his official business and even shops for his own groceries without entourage or bodyguards.
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 Bloomberg.com: Financial Glossary
In the context of a takeover, refers to a tender offer that is priced so attractively that the tender is completed quickly.
Large quantity of stock or large dollar amount of bondsheld or traded.
As a rule of thumb, 10,000 shares or more of stock and $200,000 or more worth of bonds would be described as a block.
www.bloomberg.com /analysis/glossary/bfglosb.htm   (6982 words)

  
 Barbados travel guide - Wikitravel
For its size, Barbados boasts a large international airport with dozens of flights arriving in the high season from the UK and Canada as well as the United States.
The local currency is the Bajan dollar, but US dollars are accepted just about everywhere in shops and restaurants.
The exchange rate is fixed at 2 Bajan dollars to the US Dollar.
wikitravel.org /en/Barbados   (1933 words)

  
 barbadian - OneLook Dictionary Search
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Phrases that include barbadian: barbadian dollar, barbadian government, barbadian house of assembly
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 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: Barbados
A former British colony and a Commonwealth member, Barbados has a dual heritage: English - evident in its stone-built Anglican churches and Saturday race meetings - and African, as manifested in its music and dance.
At times these overlap harmoniously, as in the Barbadian appropriation of the English game of cricket.
To meet these challenges, the Barbadian government has tried to boost offshore banking and to encourage investment in information technology.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1154116.stm   (554 words)

  
 BF&M: Insurance Matters
The purchase price of the ICBL shares purchased by BFandM from Government will be approximately Barbadian dollar $51,700,000.
In addition to acquiring 51% of ICBL from the Barbadian Government, BFandM will also be making an offer to the remaining shareholders of ICBL to acquire their shares.
At 31st December 2004, ICBL had assets of approximately Barbadian dollar $220,000,000 (US$110,000,000).
www.bfm.bm /news/press_releases/icb.html   (427 words)

  
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Foreign Exchange Rates - Azerbaijan Manat AZM (AZM) / Barbadian Dollar BBD (BBD) / Belarusian Ruble BYB (BYB) / Belizean Dollar BZD (BZD) / Bermudian Dollar BMD (BMD) - weekly, Notes :, Source : U.S. Federal Reserve; IMF and others
Source ; United Nations 161,,Column (2) : Barbadian Dollar BBD (BBD)
Source ; United Nations 164,,Column (5) : Bermudian Dollar BMD (BMD)
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 Barbados   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Additionally, 35% of the remuneration of qualified foreign employees working in such entities can be paid free of Barbadian income tax and in any foreign currency.
The treaty with The People’s Republic of China allows Barbadian companies to deal with China, a country eager for investment and equally eager to sell manufactured products which reach the international market at very competitive prices, whilst also being a significant buyer of material crucial for its own growth and development.
In addition, a treaty with Venezuela opens the gateway for Barbadian companies into the emerging markets of Latin America, thus positioning Barbados as a commercial intermediary between those markets and markets to the North.
www.lexcaribbean.com /Barbados.htm   (1846 words)

  
 Worldworx Travel - Safety - Americas - Barbados   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Minor problems requiring a visit to the emergency room can involve a wait of several hours, however, private clinics and physicians can offer speedier service.
For specific information concerning Barbados driving permits, vehicle inspection, road tax and mandatory insurance, contact the Barbados Tourism Authority at (212) 986-6516, www.barbados.org.
As there is no direct commercial air service by Barbadian carriers at present, or economic authority to operate such service, between the U.S. and Barbados, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not assessed Barbados' Civil Aviation Authority for compliance with international aviation safety standards.
www.worldworx.tv /safety/americas/barbados/index.htm   (822 words)

  
 The Arrow -- Background Information
Currency: Barbadian Dollar; $2 BDS = $1 US Ethnic groups: fl 90%, white 4%, Asian and undefined other 6%
The Barbadian economy was heavily dependant on sugar, rum and molasses production until the 20th century.
A memorial, and testament to its ongoing importance in Barbadian life can be seen at the Haggat Hall roundabout, more commonly known as the ‘Bussa’ roundabout, which pays tribute to those who fought for rights for the fl population.
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 world records - Currency (code) - Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Australian dollar (AUD); note - there is also a Tuvaluan dollar
both the British Pound (GBP) and the US Dollar (USD) are accepted
British pound (GBP); note - there is also a Guernsey pound
www.exxun.com /enec/wr_currency_1.html   (389 words)

  
 410 Page Gone at Totally Barbados   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Flying fish jump out of the water and can glide for 30 to 50 metres!
November 2006 marks the 40th year of Barbadian independence from Britain.
Barbados was originally named Los Barbados, meaning 'the bearded ones'.
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 Barbadian Flags (Barbados) from The World Flag Database
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