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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Lawsuits in four Caribbean countries challenge colonial-era sodomy laws

Washington Blade 08 Aug 2019
Alexa Hoffmann, a transgender activist in Barbados, along with a gay man and a lesbian woman on June 6, 2018, filed a lawsuit against their country’s sodomy law with the same commission ... “The anti-sodomy law and serious indecency law in Barbados serve no purpose other ......

Judicial officers must interrogate personal biases

MENA FN 03 Aug 2019
(MENAFN - Caribbean News Now) BRIDGETOWN, BarbadosJudicial officers must interrogate their personal biases as well as those embedded in law and culture, was the advice of Madame... ....

New Jersey Couple Goes Missing In Barbados After Renting Jet Skis

Vibe Magazine 27 Jun 2019
On Saturday (June 22), New Jersey couple Oscar Suarez, 32, and Magdalena Devil, 25, started their vacation in Barbados ... An inquiry was also made by law enforcement at their temporary residence, Discovery Bay Hotel ... The Royal #Barbados #Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating two #missing persons ... barbados, New Jersey....

MP calls for cruise doctor crackdown after father-in-law's Barbados death

The Mirror 16 Jun 2019
EXCLUSIVE. Gordon Spencer, 86, set sail on a four-month world voyage - but MP Alec Shelbrooke says he died following a 'catalogue of failures' ... ....

‘I love being Black’: 5 Things Rihanna reveals about her ‘disruptive’ new fashion line

The Grio 21 May 2019
READ MORE. Rihanna sounds off on Alabama politicians over strict abortion law. This week the 31-year-old Barbados-born songstress made time to sit down with a New York Times writer in London, where she now lives, and dropped some gems about her career, what drives her and her plans to disrupt the fashion industry without apology ... READ MORE ... I’m young ... ....

Top legislature closes bimonthly session, revised laws adopted

Xinhua 23 Apr 2019
... Law, as well as an amendment to a package of eight laws including the Construction Law....

Senior lawmakers meet to hear deliberation reports

Xinhua 22 Apr 2019
The senior lawmakers were briefed on the deliberation of the third drafts to revisions on the judges and procurators law, and a draft amendment to a package of ......

1st LD-Writethru: Roundup: China's top legislature starts bimonthly session 20 Apr 2019
BEIJING, April 20 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature started its bimonthly session Saturday to review multiple draft laws and revisions to laws ... Among the bills presented to the legislautre, the draft revisions to the Judges Law and the Procurators Law were for their third readings....

Caribbean Airlines reopens direct flights to Barbados

Jamaica Observer 17 Apr 2019
The service is also aimed at reducing travel time for Barbadians looking to study at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica; and Jamaicans looking to further their law studies at UWI Cave Hill, Barbados ... Jamaica's Trade Board is also optimistic about arrivals from Barbados with the upcoming Reggae Sumfest....

1st LD-Writethru: China's top legislature schedules bi-monthly session 12 Apr 2019
Attendees of the meeting suggested that legislators review draft revisions to the laws on judges, procurators, securities, and drug administration at the session. A draft law on vaccine administration and two draft sections on property and personality rights of the ......


The Petition Site 06 Apr 2019
Therefore, we have created this petition, requesting that the Animal Cruelty Laws of Barbados be properly ......

Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy War

Information Clearing House 18 Mar 2019
law enforcement operatives was also evident in Tradewinds 2012, a training exercise held in Barbados in June.  There, members of the U.S. military and civilian law enforcement agencies joined with counterparts from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St ... ....

Perseverance Seldom Fails: The Story of Freundel Stuart

Rooster GNN 24 Feb 2019
As he looked out into the audience, he maintained an upright posture, and with his deep voice he began to speak to the people of the political and economic status of their hometown, Barbados ... Freundel Stuart was the prime minister of Barbados from 2010-2018 under the Democratic Labour Party, born and raised in St. Philip, Barbados....

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