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  Barbados (06/07)
Barbados is now one of the most prosperous countries in the western hemisphere outside of the United States and Canada.
Barbados hosted the final matches of the Cricket World Cup in 2007, and much of the country's investment during 2006 and the beginning of 2007 was directed toward accommodating the expected influx of visitors.
Barbados has diplomatic missions headed by resident ambassadors or high commissioners in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela, and at the European Union (Brussels) and the UN.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/26507.htm   (0 words)

 History of Barbados
After slavery was abolished in 1834, many of the new citizens of Barbados took advantage of the superb education available on the island.
Many people were drawn to Barbados because of the climate and slow pace of life.
Barbados was first occupied by the British in 1627 and remained a British colony until internal autonomy was granted in 1961.
www.barbados.org /history1.htm   (1340 words)

 Barbados travel guide - Wikitravel
Barbados [1] is an island in the Caribbean, northeast of Venezuela.
Barbados was formally settled by the British in 1627.
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.
wikitravel.org /en/Barbados   (2069 words)

 ! Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia - Official site of the Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia.
Barbados is a coral island, pushed out of sea by volcanic activity in a far away time.
Within the Barbados coral core there is a vast array of caves and underground lakes which provide an excellent supply of drinking water that is amongst the purest in the world.
Barbados is a very beautiful island, with lots of art, activities, night life, music, history and some of the best restaurants to be found anywhere.
www.barbados.org   (0 words)

 Breeds of Livestock - Barbados Blackbelly Sheep
Barbados Blackbelly sheep combine the rare attributes of adaption to widespread environments and high reproductive efficiency, which account for their average of two lambs per litter and an average lambing interval of eight to nine months.
Barbados Blackbelly Introduction to U.S. Four ewes and one ram of this breed were originally introduced into the U.S. by the USDA in 1904.
Barbados Blackbelly sheep are connsidered to be resistant to the effects of internal parasites.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/sheep/barbadosblackbelly/index.htm   (1782 words)

 Garrison Savannah - Thoroughbred Horse Racing in Barbados, the Caribbean
The Horse Racing track in Barbados is at the Garrison Savannah which is less than two miles outside the capital of Bridgetown.
The officers of the British Regiment who were stationed in Barbados, used what was then the parade ground to match their horses in races and the wealthy merchants and planters later joined them..
The Barbados Turf Club, which regulates and promotes horse racing in Barbados, was established in 1905 and organizes three (3) seasons of racing per year.
www.barbadosturfclub.com   (354 words)

 Country Profiles Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Barbados' average unemployment rate was 9.1% at September 2006, while inflation was running at 7.6% (compared to 5.1% at end-September 2005).
Barbados is one of the three countries that have ratified the establishment of a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Barbados is also a centre for regional organisations, being the location of UN House, the new Eastern Caribbean offices of six UN agencies.
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 Barbados Island Guide at Totally Barbados
Barbados is divided into 11 parishes, each with their own distinct character, interconnected by a fairly decent road system of which the ABC highway is the main artery, running through the centre of the island connecting the island from one end to the other.
All eyes were on Barbados as international media, visitors and cricket supporters from all over the world descended on the island for the greatest event on the cricket and sporting calendar.
Barbados Independence - The Right Honorable Errol Walton Barrow's statue stands, as a monument to the first Prime Minister of Barbados and Father of Independence, in the newly refurbished Independence Square where Diana Ross and the Supremes sang in celebration to Barbados on its second night of self-government.
www.totallybarbados.com   (0 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: Barbados
Barbados is one of the more populous and prosperous Caribbean islands.
Barbados is relatively flat, with highlands in the interior.
Barbados has a two-house parliament comprising the directly-elected House of Assembly and the Senate.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1154116.stm   (0 words)

 About Barbados : The Fun Barbados Travel Guide has the hotels, car rentals, tours and more that you're looking for.
Barbados is the most eastern island in the Caribbean, and is a tiny dot on most
Barbados has a population of about 260,000 - which is quite high considering its size.
Use the Barbados Events Calendar to find out when and where your favourite activity or sport is happening in Barbados, and even book them in advance if you want to be sure of partaking once you arrive in Barbados.
www.funbarbados.com   (0 words)

 Barbados Squash Rackets Association
Everyone seemed to have a good time and the players were all very grateful for the hospitality of their host families.
The ladies defending champion Karen Meakins (Barbados) was seeded at #2 but once again whipped the top seed and world #96 Carrie Hastings (England) in straight games for the second time in a week to claim her record eighth ladies title.
Of course, Barbados is known more for its perfect white beaches, crystal blue waters and everlasting sunshine than for squash, but it is here you'll find a committed and fun-loving bunch of squash enthusiasts who play hard and party equally hard.
www.squashbarbados.org   (0 words)

 Barbados Travel Guide | Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Little is known of the early history of Barbados — it was probably occupied by Arawak Indians from South America until the arrival of the Spanish in 1492.
African slaves were brought to the island to work on the sugar plantations until the abolition of slavery in the mid 19th century.
Barbados joined the West Indies Federation in 1958 and was granted internal self-government three years later.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/28/country_guide/Caribbean/Barbados.html   (315 words)

 Barbados Travel Guide | Fodor's Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
That's not to say, of course, that there weren't significant struggles in Barbados, as elsewhere in the Caribbean, between the British landowners and their African-born slaves and other indentured servants.
Geographically, Barbados is a break in the Lesser Antilles archipelago, the chain of islands that stretches in a graceful arc from the Virgin Islands to Trinidad.
Barbados is isolated in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 mi due east of St. Lucia, its nearest neighbor.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=barbados@22   (579 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
Barbados is ranked 6th out of 29 countries in the Americas, and its overall score is well above the regional average.
Barbados emphasizes economic and cultural cooperation within the Caribbean region and the development of a common trade policy position within the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) trade bloc.
Barbados permits 100 percent foreign ownership of enterprises and treats domestic and foreign firms equally, but the government is more likely to approve projects that it believes will create jobs and increase exports.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Barbados   (887 words)

 Human Development Report 2006 - Country Fact Sheets - Barbados   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The HDI for Barbados is 0.879, which gives Barbados a rank of31st out of 177 countries with data (Table 1).
And a decent standard ofliving is measured by the unweighted average of people withoutaccess to an improved water source and the proportion of childrenunder age 5 who are underweight for their age.
Barbados was mentioned in the Report in page 210.
hdr.undp.org /hdr2006/statistics/countries/country_fact_sheets/cty_fs_BRB.html   (429 words)

 Barbados vacations – Caribtourism – holidays in the Caribbean
The wealth of Barbados was founded on sugar-cane which was brought to the island from Brazil by the Dutch.
The biggest annual event in Barbados is the Crop Over Festival, celebrating the harvest of sugar cane, formerly the island's main industry.
The five-week summer celebration is a fiesta of colourful floats, parades and people in costume dancing and enjoying themselves to the background of music and fireworks.
www.doitcaribbean.com /barbados   (444 words)

All sources seem to agree that the blue shade is lighter then the standard blue used in the UJ (and in the Governor General of Barbados flag) and yellow is in all representation dark, almost orange.
The name of Barbados comes from the Portuguese name Os Barbados meaning bearded one, because of the bearded fig tree that used to cover the island.
When reporting BB stamps with flags, Ron Lahav mentioned a Barbados flag with horizontal rather than vertical stripes, which is shown in stamp SG 677, issued in 1981 for the Carifesta (Caribbean Festival of Arts), Barbados.
flagspot.net /flags/bb.html   (723 words)

 Barbados: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Barbados was the administrative headquarters of the Windward Islands until it became a separate colony in 1885.
Barbados was a member of the Federation of the West Indies from 1958 to 1962.
Barbados: History - History Although it was probably originally inhabited by Arawaks, it was uninhabited when the...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107321.html   (571 words)

 Caribbean Net News: Barbados
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Barbados football team, currently preparing for the final leg of the 2006 Digicel Caribbean Cup in Trinidad, have been hit with a big blow when it was reported that first-string goalkeeper Alvin Rouse will be unable to train for the next two weeks.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: The father and son charged in connection with the beating of a 15-year-old boy, in a case that involved accusations of racism, have been released on bail.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: In another seven to ten days, authorities should be able to identify the remains of the 11 bodies found on a vessel drifting off the east coast of Barbados in April this year.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /barbados/barbados.htm   (3490 words)

 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 Barbados dollar was created after the establishment of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB), which took place in 1972 by Act of parliament.
Represented by a Governor General, the Queen is said to be styled "By the Grace of God, Queen of Barbados and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth." The present government is proposing that Barbados become a republic within the Commonwealth, with a ceremonial president instead of a Queen.
www.gocurrency.com /countries/barbados.htm   (466 words)

 Barbados Food | barbados-guide.info
Upscale restaurants that showcase the world-class chefs of Barbados home offer traditional gourmet menu items, such as caviar and pâté, as well as exotic local dishes and regional catches.
It's also important to remember that Barbados is an island where appearances count.
When researching hotels and resorts in Barbados, be sure to take advantage of this helpful directory.
barbados-guide.info /food   (394 words)

The approximately 400 Bahá’ís in Barbados strive daily to live the teaching of the Bahá’í Faith that “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens”.
Bahá’ís around the world are engaged in the process of learning how to translate that guidance into realities of individual and community life.
In Barbados, as in every country of the world, Bahá’ís come from diverse socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and are united by the desire for a united, prosperous, and peaceful future for all of humanity.
bci.org /barbados   (147 words)

 Barbados Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Barbados is the 'Little England' of the Caribbean, but not so much so that the locals have given up rotis for kidney pies, or rum for bitter ale.
Barbados sits almost a hundred miles east of its closest neighbour, so when the Spaniards, Danes, French and others were busy fighting over the rest of the Caribbean, Barbados sat back with its Pimm's on ice, remaining solidly British.
When To Go The best time to go to Barbados is during the cooler, drier months of late winter and early spring (December through May).
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/caribbean/barbados   (257 words)

 Barbados current local time from WorldTimeServer.com
Before making travel plans for a hotel or flight to Bridgetown, Barbados or placing a telephone call to Barbados with a phone card or direct dial, or even with an online chat room, it can be useful to understand the difference between locations, so make sure you know the correct and current local time.
A comprehensive list of other locations in addition to Barbados is also available which you can view current time by country name or by city name.
Get a chart comparing the time of day in Barbados with all of the other locations you are interested in.
www.worldtimeserver.com /current_time_in_BB.aspx   (0 words)

 Barbados - Destination Lesser Antilles, Windward Islands, Caribbean
Destination Barbados, a virtual travel guide to the easternmost Caribbean island.
Promoting Barbados as the ideal location in which to invest and do business.
The Urban Context of Slave Life in Barbados in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/barbados.htm   (608 words)

 Barbados Vacation Rentals Barbados Villa Rentals GreatRentals
With an array of oceanfront condos, luxury villas, and beach houses to choose from, a Barbados vacation rental is perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways.
Barbados, situated in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, is known for its extensive coral reefs and beautiful white sand beaches.
On the east coast of Barbados, the rough waves of the Atlantic Ocean attract surfers to Bathsheba and Cattlewash.
www.greatrentals.com /barbados/barbados.html   (392 words)

 Barbados hotels and accommodation, hotel reservations in Caribbean, by all-hotels.com
To help you book your hotel reservation we have divided Barbados into 9 areas for you to search.
On the famous west coast of Barbados, Mango Bay is set on the beach in Saint James, a 10-minute drive from the Harrison Caves, and...
At the Grand Barbados, the pace is leisurely, the atmosphere elegant and the service is foremost.
www.all-hotels.com /caribbean/barbados/home.htm   (612 words)

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