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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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Three things you should know about Sir George Alleyne

Sir George Alleyne is internationally recognised as a leader in the prevention and control of medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease. The Barbados-born physician was appointed by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2003 to serve as special envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region.

Arthur Accuses Sinckler Of Making A Mess

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is now totally out of his depth in terms of his leadership of the economy. This was the strong suggestion made today by one his predecessors - former Prime Minister Owen Arthur - who accused Sinckler of "bungling" his own recent Budget announcements and of creating a mass of economic confusion and uncertainty in the country.

Missing St Andrew Woman

Police are seeking all Barbadians' help to locate missing 25 year old Shaleye Jalissa Benjamin of Walkers Bay, St. Andrew. She was last seen by her mother around 11:30 am, on Saturday the 17th of June 2017, when she departed their residence to go to Bridgetown, and has not been seen since.

Arthur Accuses Chris Of Overkill

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur today accused Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler of inflicting unnecessary pain on the people of Barbados. While warning that the half-billion dollar adjustment programme effectively amounted to a devaluation of the Barbados currency, Arthur suggested that an International Monetary Fund adjustment would have been far easier for the entire country to swallow.