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Barbados recently received praise from the Small Island Developing States for the countryâ's efforts towards climate change mitigation.1 The United Nations has stated that Barbados has made exemplary efforts towards climate change adaptation and the protection of the nationâ's natural biodiversity.2 The island was also chosen to play host to the United Nationâ's World Environment Day.3 This honor was viewed as a celebration of all that Barbados has done to use clean renewable energy throughout the nation, as well as its efforts towards climate change adaptations.4 Climate change in Barbados has caused a rise in sea level and saline intrusion, which could affect the availability of the countryâ's water supply in the future.5 Additionally, the high climate variability in Barbados has been linked to an ...See More increase in dengue fever.6 Show Less

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1 http://www.barbadosadvocate.com/newsitem.asp?more=local&NewsID=36772
2 Ibid
3http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2014/05/barbados-chosen-to-host-world-environment-day/#.U86tyl5755w
4 Ibid
5 http://www.who.int/globalchange/projects/adaptation/en/index1.html
6 Ibid

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Barbados News

HuffPost 
On a Thursday evening in June, I throw a lime (means a party in the Caribbean folk language) for the law students studying Global Trade in a Washburn University-University of West Indies (WU-UWI) summer program in Barbados. The UWI students are from ... See more..
Nation News 
REGIONAL CULTURAL DIRECTORS have been encouraged to examine Barbados' legislation on the development of cultural industries. This suggestion came ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Barbados' unemployment rate stood at 9.7 per cent in 2016, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points from the 11.3 per cent recorded at the end of 2015, according to official figures. The Barbados Statistical Service's Continuous ... See more..
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Nation News 
A THREE-MAN TEAM from the Barbados Apiary Association has removed the colony of around 80 000 bees which was responsible for yesterday's death of ... See more..
Nation News 
CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank joined members of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) to greatly improve conditions for residents at the hospital. The group donated more than $20 000 to refurbish 30 bathrooms at the hospital, ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Friday, June 23, 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat):The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP)congratulates the Government of Barbados and the Ladymeade Reference Unit (LRU) on 15 years of providing ... See more..
Barbados Today 
The United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St George North, Everton Holligan believes there is a place for a third party in Barbados, arguing that citizens ... See more..
Barbados Today 
Father and two sons arrested for drugs | A father and his two sons were arrested Friday as police and army personnel carried out a major illegal drug… See more..
Barbados Today 
Chief Medical Officer, Dr Joy St John today told health care providers that a lot more needs to be done in promoting sexual and reproductive health in Barbados, even though much progress has been made in that area over the years. Addressing the opening ... See more..
Barbados Advocate 
According to section 13 (1) of the Employment Rights Act 2012, “Where a contract of employment IS CONTEMPLATED, the employer shall, prior to or forthwith upon the commencement of the contract, give the employee a written statement of the particulars of ... See more..
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Geography

Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela
Area

Total 430 sq km
Land 430 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

tropical; rainy season (June to October)
Natural Resources

petroleum, fish, natural gas ;
Natural Hazards

infrequent hurricanes; periodic landslides
Current Environmental Issues

pollution of coastal waters from waste disposal by ships; soil erosion; illegal solid waste disposal threatens contamination of aquifers

Demographics

Nationality
Barbadian or Bajan (colloquial)
Population
288,725 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Barbados is the wealthiest and most developed country in the Eastern Caribbean and enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes in Latin America. Historically, the Barbadian economy was dependent on sugarcane cultivation and related activities. However, in recent years the economy has diversified into light industry and tourism with about four-fifths of GDP and of exports being attributed to services. Offshore finance and information services are important foreign exchange earners and thrive from having the same time zone as eastern US financial centers and a relatively highly educated workforce. Barbados' tourism, financial services, and construction industries have been hard ...See More hit since the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008, which caused the economy to contract 4% in 2009 and grow below 1% annually since 2010. Barbados' public debt-to-GDP ratio rose from 56% in 2008 to 83% in 2012. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$7.169 billion (2012 est.); $7.169 billion (2011 est.); $7.128 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, vegetables, cotton
Industries

tourism, sugar, light manufacturing, component assembly for export