Inhabited by Kalingo people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Barbados was visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century and claimed for the Spanish Crown. It first appears on a Spanish map from 1511. The Portuguese visited the island in 1536, but they left it unclaimed, with their only remnants being an introduction of wild hogs for a good supply of meat whenever the island was visited. An English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1625; its men took possession of it in the name of King James I. In 1627, the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and it became an English and later British colony.
"Barbados" was a UKNumber 1 single released in May 1975 by Typically Tropical. "Barbados" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 37 in late June 1975, and five weeks later was at Number 1 for a week. In total, "Barbados" spent eleven weeks on the chart. The track also reached Number 1 on the Irish Singles Chart, Number 1 on the South African Singles Chart, and 20 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report). The track was later released on an album in 1975 by Gull Records. The album was named Barbados Sky.
Follow-up singles "Rocket Now" and "The Ghost Song" failed to chart, leaving "Typically Tropical" as one-hit wonders.
The regional journalism fraternity woke up early Saturday morning with the sad news that one of their colleagues, Guyanese-born George Alleyne, a contributor to CaribbeanLife, was found dead the day before at his home in Barbados. Alleyne, who covered Barbados for Caribbean Life, was 61 ... “He was a valued member of our Barbados TODAY family.
The 2020 honorary graduands to be recognised for their outstanding contributions to regional and international development are Sonita Alleyne of Barbados, who will receive the Doctor of Letters (DLitt) for entrepreneurship and contributions to journalism; ProfessorJulietM Daniel of Barbados for her work in medicine and cancer research ... .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC). ... It's reported that the cruise ship, with approximately 650 passengers, arrived in Barbados at 6 a.m ... In a statement, the Barbados PortInc. and Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc ... "The Royal Barbados Police Force and other officials are currently conducting investigations into the incident," the statement read.
Close your eyes and pick between the Bahamas and Barbados...Traveling to the Bahamas and Barbados. Both countries are easily accessible by plane, and most major cruise lines have frequent Bahamas- and Barbados-bound sailings ... Barbados. Rather than a series of islands, Barbados is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth ... Barbados.
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