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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Mehul Choksi cheated Punjab & Sind Bank of Rs 441 million

The Times of India 12 Oct 2019
This is the first time the 111-year-old bank has come clean on the default perpetrated by Choksi, who has now settled as a citizen of Antigua & Barbados, the West Indies ... Currently, India is making all-out efforts to get Choksi and Nirav Modi extradited from Antigua & Barbados, and UK, respectively to face the laws here....
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Punjab & Sind Bank scam: Mehul Choksi cheated bank of Rs 441 million

International Business Times 12 Oct 2019
This is the first time the 111-year-old bank has come clean on the default perpetrated by Choksi, who has now settled as a citizen of Antigua & Barbados, the West Indies ... Currently, India is making all-out efforts to get the uncle-nephew extradited from Antigua & Barbados, and UK to face the laws here....
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Mehul Choksi cheated Punjab & Sind Bank of Rs 441 mn

Yahoo Daily News 12 Oct 2019
This is the first time the 111-year-old bank has come clean on the default perpetrated by Choksi, who has now settled as a citizen of Antigua & Barbados, the West Indies ... Currently, India is making all-out efforts to get the uncle-nephew extradited from Antigua & Barbados, and UK to face the laws here....
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A Teenager’s Death Has Put Diplomatic Immunity Under a Spotlight

Time Magazine 09 Oct 2019
An international law that largely shields foreign diplomats and their family members from criminal prosecution has come under scrutiny after the wife of an American diplomat left Britain following a crash that killed a 19-year-old man ... Other international law experts agree and say Trump’s unpredictability could lead to a new precedent....
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Baloney Meter: Andrew Scheer says Canada sends foreign aid to rich countries

Canada Dot Com 02 Oct 2019
OTTAWA — “The Trudeau government sends $2.2 billion of so-called foreign aid to middle- and upper-income countries like Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, China, Iran, Italy, Mexico and Turkey ... Financial help with emergencies, such as the effects of a disaster, are also counted as official development assistance under Canadian law....
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Lawsuits in four Caribbean countries challenge colonial-era sodomy laws

Washington Blade 08 Aug 2019
Alexa Hoffmann, a transgender activist in Barbados, along with a gay man and a lesbian woman on June 6, 2018, filed a lawsuit against their country’s sodomy law with the same commission ... “The anti-sodomy law and serious indecency law in Barbados serve no purpose other ......
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Judicial officers must interrogate personal biases

MENA FN 03 Aug 2019
(MENAFN - Caribbean News Now) BRIDGETOWN, BarbadosJudicial officers must interrogate their personal biases as well as those embedded in law and culture, was the advice of Madame... ....
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New Jersey Couple Goes Missing In Barbados After Renting Jet Skis

Vibe Magazine 27 Jun 2019
On Saturday (June 22), New Jersey couple Oscar Suarez, 32, and Magdalena Devil, 25, started their vacation in Barbados ... An inquiry was also made by law enforcement at their temporary residence, Discovery Bay Hotel ... The Royal #Barbados #Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating two #missing persons ... barbados, New Jersey....
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MP calls for cruise doctor crackdown after father-in-law's Barbados death

The Mirror 16 Jun 2019
EXCLUSIVE. Gordon Spencer, 86, set sail on a four-month world voyage - but MP Alec Shelbrooke says he died following a 'catalogue of failures' ... ....
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‘I love being Black’: 5 Things Rihanna reveals about her ‘disruptive’ new fashion line

The Grio 21 May 2019
READ MORE. Rihanna sounds off on Alabama politicians over strict abortion law. This week the 31-year-old Barbados-born songstress made time to sit down with a New York Times writer in London, where she now lives, and dropped some gems about her career, what drives her and her plans to disrupt the fashion industry without apology ... READ MORE ... I’m young ... ....
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Top legislature closes bimonthly session, revised laws adopted

Xinhua 23 Apr 2019
... Law, as well as an amendment to a package of eight laws including the Construction Law....
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Senior lawmakers meet to hear deliberation reports

Xinhua 22 Apr 2019
The senior lawmakers were briefed on the deliberation of the third drafts to revisions on the judges and procurators law, and a draft amendment to a package of ......
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1st LD-Writethru: Roundup: China's top legislature starts bimonthly session

China.dot.org 20 Apr 2019
BEIJING, April 20 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature started its bimonthly session Saturday to review multiple draft laws and revisions to laws ... Among the bills presented to the legislautre, the draft revisions to the Judges Law and the Procurators Law were for their third readings....

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