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The island of Barbados was made an English Crown possession in
1663, although other explorers had probably landed on the island before.
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Barbados entered the Commonwealth of Nations as an independent state
Thanks to tourism, Barbados no longer has to rely so heavily on
the price of sugar and the export of rum - foreigners now fly in to drink it.
The capital of Barbados, founded by the English in 1628, is
situated on Carlisle Bay; in the south-west of the island.
Like London, Bridgetown also has a Trafalgar Square, with its very own
statue of Nelson.
Garrison Savannah, a former parade ground, is now host to
international cricket matches and other sporting events.
Weather in the Caribbean:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around the Caribbean region.
Accommodation in Barbados
Find hotels in Barbados with special online rates.
Fun Barbados have put together an excellent presentation about the island.
Brief text sketches on the various beaches around Barbados. A map and a few photographs
would have been a good idea.
A collection of other people's comments about the island really. You can even add your
Comprehensive guide to Barbados with useful information to help you plan your Barbados
Getting Around Barbados
Airlines and Airports:
Grantley Adams International Airport is located at Seawell, in the south-east of the
Trans Island Air:
Registered in Barbados, Trans Island Air 2000, familiarly known as TIA, is the largest
charter carrier in the English speaking Caribbean. TIA also operates a shared charter service between Barbados and the Grenadines.
Offers a minimum of three must see paid attractions on most full day tours, Barbados
best scenic sights and a full meal including drinks.
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