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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Jamaican attorney appointed chair of PAHF governance panel

Jamaica Observer 07 Dec 2022
While the attorney-at-law views her appointment as another great stride for women in a male-dominated arena, her main goal for her two-year tenure is to bolster the Caribbean presence in the international sporting body to uplift the image of Jamaican hockey ... "I studied law in Barbados at UWI, Cave Hill for two years and at UWI, Mona for one year....

JP McManus recalls how ‘magical’ Grand National win came during time of heartache following death of daughter-in-law

Irish Independent 07 Dec 2022
The landmark win at the Aintree racecourse came just three months after the racehorse owner’s daughter-in-law, Emma McManus, died tragically during a family holiday in Barbados.In a rare public appearance at the HRI awards in the Mansion House in Dublin, Mr McManus said ... Horse of the Year was Honeysuckle ... ....

'He can’t get away with this': British MP Richard Drax is being hounded to pay ...

The Daily Mail 03 Dec 2022
One of only three Jacobean mansions in the Americas, the official Barbados tourism website lists it as one of the island’s ‘seven wonders’ ... Furthermore, he has been publicly criticised for failing to file his company accounts on time and omitting to declare his ownership of the Barbados plantation in the parliamentary Register of Members’ Interests....

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