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Barbados beckons visitors from all over the world, drawn by the delightful climate, the big blue sea and brilliant white sandy beaches.  Many of them rarely stray far from their hotels, villas and guest houses, but those who make an effort find a proud island scattered with an impressive range of historic sites and, away from the mostly gently rolling landscape, dramatic scenery in hidden caves, cliffs and gullies.

The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. Slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance.

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Stakeholders again looking at C'bean private sector body

MORE than a decade after it was first set for launch in Barbados, a Caribbean Business Council is again on the agenda of major regional companies. Former president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica and head of the Musson Group in Jamaica, P B Scott, who is pushing for the regional private sector to form the single block, did so at a meeting arranged by the Caribbean Export Development Agency at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Friday.

Rihanna looks leggy in a low-cut dress and $1,300 socks

Socks appeal! Rihanna looks leggy in a low-cut satin dress and $1,300 stockings as she poses up a storm on Instagram And Rihanna injected a truly A-list touch to her latest look as she posed up a storm in a pair of Gucci Resort socks, retailing at an eye-watering $1,300, on her Instagram page on Wednesday. The singer, 29, sported white sheer stockings, featuring bling-tastic crystal interlocking Gs, while working her magic in front of the camera in a smoldering new shot.

Rihanna parties at concert in her native Barbados

Glam Rihanna parties up a storm as she attends concert in her native Barbados... days after street the star grew up on is renamed in her honour On Thursday, she celebrated her home country of Barbados' 51st Independence Day in ultimate style, a day after the street she grew up on was renamed in her honour. And Rihanna kept the party going on Saturday night, when she was joined by a host of close pals as she attended the Hennessy Artistry Show, held at the Kensington Oval in the island's capital city of Bridgetown.

Rihanna takes a trip to "Rihanna Drive" in Barbados childhood neighborhood

It's official: fans can now pay a visit to "Rihanna Drive" in the neighborhood in Barbados where Rihanna grew up. On Thursday, the "Diamonds" singer posted an Instagram picture of the street officially named after her, with the caption, "on any block."

Rihanna turns heads in mini-dress at ceremony in Barbados

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