Barbados

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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Jamaica Observer 28 Sep 2022
Originally a one-night concert when Tony Rebel first hosted it in 1994 in Mandeville, to commemorate his birthday, Rebel Salute has grown to a two-night gathering of an over 30,000-strong audience which in the past, included prime ministers from Jamaica and Barbados. According to attorney-at-law and director of Organic H.E.A.R.T.S ... ....
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Council of Legal Education to establish law school in Guyana

Jamaica Observer 27 Sep 2022
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Government says the Council of Legal Education (CLE) has approved the country's request to establish a law school here after years of attempts to do so ... The approval was made during the CLE meeting held in Barbados earlier this month ... Law School....
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Barbados issues world’s 1st pandemic-protected bond

The Daily Herald 22 Sep 2022
“It is like a dose of vaccine for your debt,” said Sui-Jim Ho, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb – the law firm that helped craft the clause for Barbados ... “We are very much hopeful that others will follow,” TNC’s Managing Director of Sustainable Debt Slav Gatchev said, referring to Barbados using TNC and Inter-American Development Bank as guarantors....
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Barbados issues world’s first pandemic-protected bond

Khaleejtimes 21 Sep 2022
“It is like a dose of vaccine for your debt,” said Sui-Jim Ho, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb - the law firm that helped craft the clause for Barbados ... “We are very much hopeful that others will follow,” TNC’s Managing Director of Sustainable Debt Slav Gatchev said, referring to Barbados using TNC and Inter-American Development Bank as guarantors....
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The Nature Conservancy Announces Its Third Global Debt Conversion in Barbados

Eagle-Tribune 21 Sep 2022
Barbados is the third country to partner with TNC on a Blue Bonds project after the Seychelles and Belize ... Barbados was determined to find new funding and capacity to enforce environmental laws and commitments, and expand protected areas ... What this means for Barbados ... VIRGINIA BARBADOS CARIBBEAN UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA....
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Barbados issues world's first pandemic-protected bond

Reuters 21 Sep 2022
LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Barbados has issued the world's first government bond with a clause allowing payments to ... "It is like a dose of vaccine for your debt," said Sui-Jim Ho, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb - the law firm that helped craft the clause for Barbados....
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With ceremonies over, King Charles III faces biggest task

The Times of India 20 Sep 2022
During that visit, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness told the royals that his country was “moving on,” a few months after Barbados severed its ties with the monarchy. The laws and traditions that govern Britain's constitutional monarchy dictate that the sovereign must ......

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