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Barbados

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Barbados was settled by the British during the 1620s and developed as a sugar plantation economy, initially on the basis of slavery until its abolition in the 1840s. In 1951 universal suffrage was introduced, followed in 1954 by cabinet government. Full internal self-government was attained in Oct. 1961. On 30 Nov. 1966 Barbados became an independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth.

Keywords

Prime Minister Saving Bank Criminal Jurisdiction Universal Suffrage Annual Population Growth Rate 
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Further Reading

  1. Beckles, H., A History of Barbados: from Amerindian Settlement to Nation-State. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1990Google Scholar
  2. Hoyos, F. A., Tom Adams: a Biography. London, 1988.—Barbados: A History from the Amerindians to Independence. 2nd ed. London, 1992Google Scholar
  3. National statistical office: Barbados Statistical Service, Fairchild Street, Bridgetown.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003

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  • Barry Turner

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