Island Key Sectors

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Tourism
  • ICT
  • Food & Drink
  • Chemicals
  • Transport

Island Description

Barbados, in the eastern Caribbean, is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise ship stop with shopping, colonial buildings and one of the Western Hemisphere’s oldest synagogues. Barbadian traditions range from afternoon tea and cricket (the national sport) to pursuits such as scuba diving at Dottins Reef and golfing on designer oceanside courses.

Island Key Facts

Official Name: Barbados
Capital: Bridgetown
Area: 431 km²
Continent: North America
Population: 284,644
Languages: English
Currency: Barbadian Dollar (XCD)

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Island News

‘Action this day’ – on cutting offshore wind planning red tape

05 September 2022

THE British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Dr Ian Kelly, called for “Action this Day” from the UK’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss and her new Business Secretary during recent discussions with local UK Humber MP Martin Vickers as the Chamber and its partners look to cascade the latest wind power technology into new markets like the Caribbean.

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Barbados Ministry of Maritime Affairs look to the UK's Humber ports for best practice

23 May 2019

Representatives from the Barbados Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Port of Barbados visited the Humber Ports in May to gather best practice on port operations and waste management. 

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Barbados PM joins Chamber in celebrating Wilberforce Bicentenary

01 March 2007

THE Rt Hon Owen Arthur MP, Prime Minister of Barbados, visited Hull in 2007 to join the city in celebrating the Bicentenary of its greatest son, William Wilberforce.

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