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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The Guardian view on Barbados and the Queen: it has moved on. Can Britain?

The Observer 03 Dec 2021
In Barbados, this week’s removal of the Queen as head of state was as calm and straightforward as the process leading to the change ... Barbados was a model for brutal systems imposed across the Caribbean and Americas, and laws that defined black people as inferior, as well as a vital source of the sugar that fuelled the Industrial Revolution....
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Barbados prime minister showers praises on Prince Charles

The News International 01 Dec 2021
Prince Charles was among the high profile personalities who saw Barbados become a monarchy free republic after cutting its ties with his mother Queen Elizabeth ... "I, Sandra Prunella Mason, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Barbados according to law, so help me God," the new president said in taking the oath of office....
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Barbados Breaks From British Colonial Rule as Calls Grow For Reparations

truthout 01 Dec 2021
The move comes as calls grow for the United Kingdom to pay reparations for enacting a regime of slavery in Barbados ...Barbados was a center of British power ... The seminal slavery laws of the British Empire were the 1661 Barbados Slave Code which was subsequently taken to Jamaica and then from Jamaica to the Carolinas and across the 13 colonies....
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Will Jamaica follow the course set by Barbados?

Jamaica Observer 01 Dec 2021
Even those who may disagree will, no doubt, admire the determination and unified approach that has led to Barbados' severing of centuries-old ties to the British Monarchy ... What he was reported as saying is that the novel coronavirus pandemic has exposed gaps in the law and these must be rectified....
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Lowering the queen's flag - Barbados becomes a republic

Korea Times 30 Nov 2021
"I, Sandra Prunella Mason, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Barbados according to law, so help me God," the new president said in taking the oath of office ... But I think we're doing the right thing and it's a proud moment for Barbados." ... Tourists relax on the beach in Bridgetown, Barbados, Nov....
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Barbados declared a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth II

Urdu Point 30 Nov 2021
... of Barbados. "I, Sandra Prunella Mason, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Barbados according to law, so help me God," the new president said in taking the oath of office ... But I think we're doing the right thing and it's a proud moment for Barbados."...
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Barbados now a republic; new leader in Mason

Manila Standard Today 30 Nov 2021
“I, Sandra Prunella Mason, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Barbados according to law, so help me God,” the new president said in taking the oath of office ... Colonialism and slavery Barbados, famous for its idyllic beaches and love of cricket, won independence from Britain in 1966....
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Barbados removes Queen Elizabeth as head of state, declared a republic

The News International 30 Nov 2021
... of Barbados. "I, Sandra Prunella Mason, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Barbados according to law, so help me God," the new president said in taking the oath of office....
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Walmart Said She Shoplifted; Jury Awards Her $2.1 Million

NBCBayArea 30 Nov 2021
Her case was dismissed a year later, but then she received letters from a Florida law firm threatening a civil suit if she didn’t pay $200 as a settlement, according to her lawsuit ... Barbados 9 hours ago. Barbados Bids Farewell to British Monarchy, Becomes Republic ... While laws that ......
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Prince Charles condemns slavery as 'appalling atrocity'

Missoulian 30 Nov 2021
The British royal - who was speaking during the ceremony marking Barbados' transition to a republic - opened up on the period of the UK's past as its "darkest days", while insisting the "creation of this republic offers a new beginning"....
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Nelson, BLM and new voices: how Barbados came to cut ties to crown

The Observer 29 Nov 2021
Late on Monday night, local time, Barbados will declare itself a republic, becoming the first nation to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state in nearly three decades ... Reclassified under British law as property, the men, women and children who worked the cane fields of Barbados were subject to unimaginable brutality....
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Barbados is ready to ditch Britain's Queen. For many in the country, the move has ...

Henry Herald 28 Nov 2021
"It is in Barbados that the English first pass laws, which distinguish the rights of people who they call 'Negroes,' from those who are not, and it is the precedence set in Barbados in terms of economy and law, which then come to be transferred to Jamaica, and the Carolinas and the rest of the Caribbean, along with institutions of that colony."....
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Barbados is throwing off its colonial shackles. Now the real change must come

Open Democracy 26 Nov 2021
Next week, Barbados will remove the Queen as its head of state, as it begins a new national journey to remove any lingering British influence ... Barbados is in the final stages of completing its transition to a republican system of government ... Barbados ... That said, the coming transition for Barbados has also prompted some questioning....
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