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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Venezuela Flouts US-Brokered Deal, Pressing Biden to Reimpose Sanctions

Live Mint 28 Feb 2024
The new deal talks generically about technical companionship and conditions it to missions strictly complying with the country’s laws.The new deal “undermines the Barbados agreement,” Machado said Monday, during a webcast hosted by the Atlantic Council Monday. “The Barbados ......
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St. Vincent upholds laws criminalizing gay sex in Caribbean island nation in setback for activists

Greenwood Commonwealth 17 Feb 2024
Vincent and the Grenadines upheld laws on Friday that criminalize gay sex, a blow to activists who have long decried the violence the LGBTQ+ community has faced on the conservative Caribbean archipelago ... “The judgment stands in stark contrast to decisions striking out these outdated laws by neighboring courts in Barbados, Antigua and St....
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St Vincent and the Grenadines court upholds laws criminalizing gay sex

The Observer 16 Feb 2024
“It is a sad day for human rights in St Vincent and the Grenadines, and the ruling will weaken the rule of law for everyone in the country,” he said ... “The judgment stands in stark contrast to decisions striking out these outdated laws by neighboring courts in Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts just last year, as well as other courts around the world.”....
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St. Vincent upholds laws criminalizing gay sex in blow to activists on conservative Caribbean island

Bowling Green Daily News 16 Feb 2024
Vincent and the Grenadines upheld laws on Friday that criminalize gay sex, a blow to activists who have long decried the violence the LGBTQ+ community has faced on the conservative Caribbean archipelago ... “The judgment stands in stark contrast to decisions striking out these outdated laws by neighboring courts in Barbados, Antigua and St....
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines top court upholds gay sex ban

Jurist 16 Feb 2024
Saint Vincent and the Grenadine’s High Court upheld laws criminalizing gay sex on Friday, met with sadness and criticism from LGBTQ+ activists. The ruling was delivered by Justice Esco Henry, who found that the laws are “reasonably required” to protect public health and morality, particularly the country’s HIV rates....
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St. Vincent upholds laws criminalizing gay sex on conservative Caribbean island

Toronto Sun 16 Feb 2024
Vincent and the Grenadines upheld laws on Friday that criminalize gay sex, a blow to activists who have long decried the violence the LGBTQ+ community has faced on the conservative Caribbean archipelago.Advertisement 2 ... Vincent and the Grenadines, and the ruling will weaken the rule of law for everyone in the country,” he said....
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