Coordinates: 13°10′N 59°33′W / 13.167°N 59.550°W / 13.167; -59.550

Barbados (i/bɑːrˈbdɒs/ or /bɑːrˈbds/) is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the Americas. It is 34 kilometres (21 mi) in length and up to 23 kilometres (14 mi) in width, covering an area of 432 square kilometres (167 sq mi). It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, it is about 168 kilometres (104 mi) east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 400 kilometres (250 mi) north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt. Its capital is Bridgetown.

Inhabited by Kalingo people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Barbados was visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century and claimed for the Spanish Crown. It first appears on a Spanish map from 1511. The Portuguese visited the island in 1536, but they left it unclaimed, with their only remnants being an introduction of wild hogs for a good supply of meat whenever the island was visited. An English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1625; its men took possession of it in the name of King James I. In 1627, the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and it became an English and later British colony.

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HIV Policy Lab report |30 November 2023

Nation 30 Nov 2023
HIV and the Global Decriminalisation of Same-sex Sex’, showed the accelerated pace of law reform, with thirteen countries, including Barbados, Botswana and India recently repealing laws criminalising same-sex relationships ... However, the report also highlights a concerning counter-trend of increasing homophobia and anti-LGBTQ+ laws in some countries....

A$AP Rocky must stand trial on charges of firing gun at former friend

NME 21 Nov 2023
A$AP Rocky will stand trial over charges that he fired a gun at his former friend and collaborator in 2021, a US judge has ruled ... The Harlem rapper arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on a private plane from Barbados after visiting his girlfriend Rihanna – with whom he shares two sons – when he was detained by law enforcement officials ... ....

Comment: The EU’s carbon border tax is a blow to climate justice. Here’s how to ...

Reuters 15 Nov 2023
The law of the World Trade ... Dr Jan Yves Remy is WTO Chair at the University of the West Indies (Barbados), director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services and co-lead of the Remaking Global Trade for a Sustainable Future Project....

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