• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Barbados was occupied by the British in 1627 and during its colonial history never changed hands. Full internal self-government was attained in 1961. Barbados became an independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth on 30 Nov. 1966.


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Books of Reference

  1. Statistical Information: The Barbados Statistical Service (NIS Bldg, Fairchild St, St Michael) produces selected monthly statistics and annual abstracts. Director: Eric Straughn.Google Scholar
  2. Dann, G., The Quality of Life in Barbados. London, 1984.Google Scholar
  3. Hoyos, F. A., Barbados: A History from the Amerindians to Independence. London, 1978.—Barbados: A Visitor’s Guide. London, 1983Google Scholar
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  5. Worrell, D., The Economy of Barbados 1946–1980. Bridgetown, 1982Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1987

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  • John Paxton

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