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.
"Barbados" was a UKNumber 1 single released in May 1975 by Typically Tropical. "Barbados" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 37 in late June 1975, and five weeks later was at Number 1 for a week. In total, "Barbados" spent eleven weeks on the chart. The track also reached Number 1 on the Irish Singles Chart, Number 1 on the South African Singles Chart, and 20 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report). The track was later released on an album in 1975 by Gull Records. The album was named Barbados Sky.
Follow-up singles "Rocket Now" and "The Ghost Song" failed to chart, leaving "Typically Tropical" as one-hit wonders.
Barbados' Minister of Tourism and InternationalTransport Ian Gooding-Edghill, in welcoming the event to local soil, said that the "timing could not be better", especially now when Barbados' tourism industry was undergoing a major renaissance in the post-COVID environment.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The remainder of Barbados’ COVID-19 protocols, which included mandatory mask wearing in schools and on public transportation, have been discontinued ... Most protocols were lifted back in September, with mask-wearing being optional except on public transportation, in schools, medical facilities and in day-care institutions.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov 30, CMC – Barbados has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as well as an air services agreement with Saudi Arabia in an effort to further develop relations between the two countries. A statement issued by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
On its first anniversary of complete independence from British rule, a writer reflects on how Barbados continues to celebrate what it now means to be free ... An African who was captured, transported and enslaved in Barbados, Bussa went on to lead the largest slave rebellion in the history of the isle in 1816.
The heads also agreed to work on fixing the inadequate intra-regional transportation problem expeditiously ... Since then, companies in Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados have been developing proposals for crop insurance and exploring possible public-private partnerships in transportation and logistics in Guyana.
Transportation. On the transportation side, heads of government considered the region's need for a significantly enhanced transportation system that can bolster food security and deepen regional integration. Prime Minister of BarbadosMia Mottley advanced discussions on ...
The unspoken rationale underlying British immigration policy since the second world war has always been about race. A new leaked Home Office document, which was never intended to be seen by the public, spells this out ... It has a stark conclusion ... For instance the LondonTransport executive had recruitment drives in Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica ... .