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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Port Canaveral’s U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant Has Rich Tradition, Long Legacy

Space Coast Daily 01 Mar 2021
Related Story. ... During those many years, the cutter and its crews have performed the missions of maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security, national defense and international engagement ... Vincent, Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, and Antigua in law enforcement, search and rescue, leadership and teamwork techniques ... ....

JP McManus’s son in legal bid to keep wife’s toxicology report private

The Irish Times 27 Feb 2021
A toxicology report on the body of Emma McManus, the daughter-in-law of billionaire JP McManus who died in Barbados over the Christmas holidays, has been received by a coroner on the Caribbean island ... Injunction not granted. The attorneys also want the contents of the toxicology report and the autopsy kept out of the public’s eye ... ....

Re-Marketing ‘Racist-Zionism’ and Manufacturing Double White Privilege-Plus

The Palestine Chronicle 18 Feb 2021
Karl Watson of the University of the West Indies has described how up until 1706, the British in Barbados restricted Jewish slave ownership to one per owner, resulting in late Jewish entry into its plantation slavery.[vii] By contrast Dr ... Barbados has a slightly unusual history of slavery ... “Many expelled Jews headed for Barbados....

International court finds Jamaica violated rights of gays

Wtop 17 Feb 2021
“We urge the Jamaican government to recognize the personal suffering of Gareth and Simone and to accelerate the repeal of these discriminatory laws,” she said ... Jamaica is one of nine nations across the Caribbean that still have laws prohibiting consensual, same-sex intimacy, according to the trust. These include Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St....

As we clapped for Captain Sir Tom Moore his daughter texted me: 'He'd be tickled pink!'

The Daily Mail 06 Feb 2021
Sunday, January 31. Captain Sir Tom Moore has been hospitalised with Covid-19 following a bout of pneumonia, and the news hit me like a gut punch ... ‘Go for £1 million!’ ... Shamefully, the family have been abused by vile social media trolls over a trip they made to Barbados – perfectly lawfully at the time – for a bucket-list family holiday in December ... ....

Ingrid Griffith portrays Shirley Chisholm in ‘Unbossed & Unbowed’

Metro USA 01 Feb 2021
For 15 years after King’s assassination, racists in the House & Senate obstructed the legislation, however, Chisholm helped keep the legislation alive until it was finally signed into law in 1983....

Class-action suit to be filed against CXC over 2020 exams

The Gleaner 19 Jan 2021
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan. 19, CMC – A law firm in Barbados has agreed to represent students affected by last year’s controversial grading of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency... ....

Canadians stranded in Barbados urge feds to extend COVID test timeline

Toronto Sun 13 Jan 2021
An Ottawa man stranded in Barbados wants Transport Canada to extend the time window that a COVID-19 test is valid in order to account for delays in testing in the Caribbean country ... Dan and his wife travelled to the Caribbean island in mid-November to visit his in-laws, who live in Barbados during the winter ... 26, according to the Barbados government....

Zara Holland leaves Barbados without her boyfriend Elliott Love after paying fine

The News International 08 Jan 2021
Love Island star Zara Holland reportedly fled Barbados leaving her boyfriend locked up in Covid isolation unit ... Zara Holland avoids jail but handed a £4,417 fine after breaking coronavirus laws....

Love Island’s Zara Holland dodges jail and receives £4k fine after breaking coronavirus quarantine in Barbados

Metro UK 06 Jan 2021
Hours before Holland was due to appear in court, BarbadosPrime Minister Mia Mottley said tourists will be ‘held accountable’ for breaking the laws and stated her government is prepared to take ‘necessary action’ against those who flout guidelines ... Zara Holland among tourists to be ‘held accountable’, says Barbados PM....

Love Island contestant Zara Holland risks prison after breaking Barbados Covid laws

AOL 04 Jan 2021
Zara Holland could face prison time after she and her partner Elliott Love, breached Covid laws in Barbados ... Barbados – which has recorded just 383 Covid cases and seven deaths from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic – requires all visitors from high and medium-risk countries to be tested on arrival....

Funeral service for Emma McManus to be held next Friday

Irish Independent 01 Jan 2021
A funeral service for Emma McManus, a daughter-in-law of Irish horse racing magnate JP McManus, who died suddenly in Barbados, is to take place on the Caribbean island next Friday ... A funeral service is scheduled to take place at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, Barbados, on Friday 8th January at 10am local time (2pm Irish time)....

EDITORIAL: Digital nomads offer an opportunity

Taipei Times 14 Dec 2020
Caribbean nations such as Barbados, the Bahamas and, most recently, Anguilla, are luring applicants with the promise of making their beach paradise Zoom backgrounds real, while Estonia is offering the EU’s firstDigital Nomad Visa” to complement freelance visas in the Czech Republic, Germany and Spain....

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