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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Colombian national arrested after ganja valued at TTS72 million seized in inter-island drug bust

Jamaica Observer 07 Aug 2022
According to the statement, when the suspect and another man boarded a flight to Barbados in late June 2022, Barbados law enforcement was notified, and their assistance was requested ... “This intelligence was further developed and on August 2, Barbados law ......
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Caribbean police join forces against gender-based violence

Jamaica Observer 01 Aug 2022
The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago ... Regional law enforcement officers from The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago ... The recent workshop is the first part of two international learning and engagement events for senior law enforcement officers who manage domestic situations....

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