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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Caribbean Currents: Clothing laws can lead to unpleasant surprises

The Philadelphia Tribune 17 Sep 2021
With all that freedom, who knew that it is against the law in many Caribbean countries for a civilian to wear camouflage? I certainly didn’t ... Vincent and the Grenadines, it is against the law for civilians to wear camouflage clothing or accessorize with anything that has a camouflage print ... Cursing is against the law....
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Bulgarian Election Winner’s Bid to Form Cabinet Likely to Fail

Balkan Insight 05 Aug 2021
A deputy enters the plenary hall before the new parliament’s first session in Sofia on July 21, 2021. Photo. EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV ... A 43-year-old lawyer, Petar Iliev, owner of a law firm, honorary consul in Barbados and embroiled in claims by colleagues that he plagiarized parts of his PhD, is the candidate for Minister of the Interior ... ....
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Norman Manley — washed away by flood, lost at sea, held at gunpoint

Jamaica Observer 01 Aug 2021
An adventure-filled journey at sea while he studied law at Cave Hill, Barbados, during the 1970s was also a hair-raising experience, but only a little more chilling than his encounters with racist skinheads whom he fought off in England when he worked at the Commonwealth Secretariat and did his Bar examination....
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Bulgaria Winning Party Proposes Political Newcomer for PM

Balkan Insight 30 Jul 2021
YouTube ... Nikolov, 44, was not involved with politics before the 2021 elections and holds a doctorate in philosophy of law ... The nomination came as a surprise. Earlier on Friday media reported that the party had chosen another newcomer, a 43-year-old lawyer, Petar Iliev, owner of the law firm “Iliev and partners” and honorary consul in Barbados ... ....
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National Trust rebels demand members should be given veto over the appointment of the new ...

The Daily Mail 02 Jul 2021
Robert Harley, who, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, established the South Sea Company in 1711 and was connected to plantations in Barbados, Antigua and Surinam, according to the National Trust ... In 1764, he married Jane Cholmeley, who was born in Barbados to Robert Cholmeley and latterly the sister-in-law of the Barbados Governor William Spry....
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Study: Anti-LGBTQ laws cost Caribbean up to $4.2BN a year

Al Jazeera 30 Jun 2021
The Caribbean has some of the most discriminatory laws against the LGBTQ community in the world ... These laws, as well as social stigma and violence ... It also found that 18 percent of travellers surveyed would not visit the region, with the key reason being anti-LGBTQ laws and stigma....
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A couple cases of COVID on a cruise should surprise no one

The Keene Sentinel 15 Jun 2021
Take a vaccine with a 95 percent rate of effectiveness, get a large enough sample size, and statistically speaking, it should be pretty obvious what’s bound to happen ... This cruise sailed from Aruba and is headed to Barbados. Of course, it didn’t sail from Florida, where state law bans businesses from requiring customers be vaccinated ... ....
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Editorial: A couple cases of COVID on a cruise should surprise no one

Finger Lakes Times 12 Jun 2021
Take a vaccine with a 95% rate of effectiveness, get a large enough sample size, and statistically speaking, it should be pretty obvious what’s bound to happen ... This cruise sailed from Aruba and is headed to Barbados. Of course, it didn’t sail from Florida, where state law bans businesses from requiring customers be vaccinated ... ____ ... ___. ....
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Other Voices

Tyler Morning Telegraph 12 Jun 2021
for example, law school and medical school graduates will both rack up more debt but they will earn more over their lifetimes than graduates who pursued bachelor’s degrees only ... 1 ... This cruise sailed from Aruba and is headed to Barbados. Of course, it didn’t sail from Florida, where state law bans businesses from requiring customers be vaccinated ... .......
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Ghana to be removed from European Union money laundering list by June

Joy Online 21 May 2021
On May 7, 2020, the European Union announced that it has put 12 countries on the list of places with weak or deficiencies in Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism financing laws. These include Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Cambodia, Ghana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama and Zimbabwe ... ....
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Here’s how South Carolina is fulfilling some of the deepest and darkest impulses of America

Raw Story 14 May 2021
Martial law became slave law ... As McGill law professor Mugambi Jouet explains, the “Blue States" of the Northeast eschew the death penalty, while voters in the former Confederacy often support killing at least some criminals ... Martial law for whites became slave law for Blacks....
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