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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

Forbes 
Think of a Caribbean island, and you'll no doubt call to mind listless days soaking up the sun on palm-fringed beaches. Sampling a little touch of rum and enjoying some jerk chicken might also play a part in this picture. Of course, most of the West ... See more..
SUP Magazine 
Barbados is one of those tropical destinations that people dream of visiting. White sand beaches and stunning turquoise waters make this Caribbean island the perfect spot to forget about life's worries for a while. Not only is this gem a relaxing ... See more..
Loop Barbados 
It will also assist in designing better targeted mechanisms for social programmes and improving the measurement of poverty and inequality in Barbados. The survey will help policymakers effect decisions which will benefit Barbados as it moves forward,” Mr. See more..
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Nottingham Post 
Nottinghamshire seamer Luke Fletcher discussed life in Barbados, room-mates and team bonding as he sat down with the Post this week. Speaking from the team hotel, Fletcher revealed how he was rooming with former Zimbabwe international Brendan ... See more..
The Guardian 
I recommend joining one of the friendly three-hour guided hikes that run several times a week for free – though a donation to the Barbados National Trust is appreciated. There are a range of difficulty levels, from the six-mile Stop 'n' Stare to 12 ... See more..
Loop Barbados 
Describing the signing as a “significant bilateral achievement”, Senator McClean further stated: “This Visa Waiver Agreement signed today marks a milestone in the relationship between Barbados and the People's Republic of China, and it is fitting that ... See more..
Nation News 
While noting that there were more rodents in Barbados than people, given the rate at which the rats and mice bred and multiplied, Gaskin spoke of the need to control their population by either removing the feeding opportunities or killing them. (LK). See more..
Nation News 
KRAIGG BRATHWAITE and Shai Hope both hit attractive centuries yesterday to put Barbados in a strong position on the opening day of their Digicel Regional ... See more..
Barbados Today 
The root of our political problem | So it begins. The discussion about whether the unions are right to press for a salary increase now is underway. Already… See more..
Barbados Today 
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Dr Patrick Honohan Thursday said Barbados could solve its problems without outside help, since no one understood the economy as well as Barbadians did. “You as a country, it is the country that solves its ... 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