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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Emma McManus inquest to proceed after halt over disputed ‘cocaine’ claims – reports say

Irish Independent 25 Jan 2023
A coroner’s inquest into the death of billionaire businessman JP McManus’s daughter-in-law Emma McManus is to go ahead in Barbados, local media have reported ... They lived in Chelsea in London but had been in Barbados for a family get together over Christmas when ......

Former top cop says fresh model of policing critical

The Daily Herald 24 Jan 2023
This militates against productivity,” declared the former top-ranked law enforcer who gave Barbados TODAY a peek into his upcoming publication ...   These concerns, Hinds argued, continue to impact police work and the nation-state of Barbados and its neighbouring islands ... ~ Barbados TODAY ~....

Gary Scott Mingus

Messenger-Inquirer 24 Jan 2023
FRIENDSVILLE, TENNESSEE — Gary Scott Mingus, 64, of Friendsville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 ... He spent decades as a highly regarded machinist expert in the aluminum industry ... He was a world traveler having visited Costa Rica, Brazil, India, Mexico, Barbados, and Canada. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, John W. Tullis....

Government must create framework to deal with its bankruptcy – Bright Simons

Joy Online 21 Jan 2023
“The truth of the matter is we do need some laws in place for this thing to be truly effective because it gives clarity ... “And in Barbados, the law goes a lot further to expand the body of legislation that affects even municipal arrangements and things like that and how it will differ from central government and the like,” he explained....

'Let's get you home my darling': Devastated mother of British boy Ace Rewtastle, 8, who ...

The Daily Mail 15 Jan 2023
A devastated mother whose eight-year-old son died during a family holiday in Barbados has vowed to bring his body home to the UK ... Ace, 8, pictured with his mother Amber, 30, before he fell dangerously ill on a trip to Barbados ... His devastated family were battling with the government in Barbados for the right to turn his life support off....

Eight-year-old boy dies on ‘dream holiday’ after he was left brain dead when he fell ill

Metro UK 15 Jan 2023
An eight-year-old boy who was left brain dead after falling ill on holiday with his family in Barbados has died ... But hospital bosses in Barbados ... The family now want to raise awareness of the law in Barbados to make sure other families don’t face the same heartbreaking situation....

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Elko Daily Free Press 07 Jan 2023
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