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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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Rihanna will soon have a street named after her

Per Barbados publisher Nation News , Westbury New Road in the pop star's hometown of St. Michael will soon bear the name Rihanna Drive. Congrats, girl! A statement sent to Nation News from the Barbados Ministry of Tourism says the name change will go into effect in November on Independence Day.

BLP Assistance to Dominica

Friends, family and supporters of the main Opposition - the Barbados Labour Party donated just over $20,000 in foodstuff, water and personal items to the people of Dominica, following the devastation on that country by Hurricane Maria on Monday. The party donated 200 cases of water and 145 cases of foodstuff consisting of corn beef, baked beans, tuna, Vienna sausages, luncheon meat, Mackerel and Ensure.

Salvation Army Join Forces with Mormons to Provide Hurricane Relief for French St Martin

Captain Derrick Mitchel l; Commanding Officer of the Salvation Army's St. Lucia Corps in association with the Mormon Church of Castries sent a shipment of items to The Salvation Army in St. Maarten. This was vouchsafed by Major Darrell Wilkinson , The Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army in Barbados & St. Lucia how the shipment included seventeen-hundred hygiene kits from the Mormon Church.

Strengthening Hurricane Maria a threat to Irma-hit Caribbean

The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and strengthening Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings were posted for many of the islands, including those already coping with the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, such as St. Barts and Antigua and Barbuda.

"Class-ism within the Democratic Labour Party"

In dismissing the DLP's resolution, Edmund Hinkson said: " When you scraping at the bottom of the barrel you come up with those things ". In his address themed, Elitism within the Democratic Labour Party , the Case for Mia Amor Mottley to become Prime Minister of Barbados, Hinkson also took the Prime Minister to task for suggesting during the DLP's annual conference that Mottley as current BLP leader does not represent the average working class Barbadian.