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Wing view over Barbados  

Wing view over Barbados

Barbados

March 10th 2011
(P) Known as the Brightest Jewel in the English Crown, Barbados was the first Caribbean island to be settled by the British, in 1627, and it was the first colony to produce sugar - which it still does today, although tourism brings in more cash. It was always protected from invasion by easterly winds and the fact that it is more than 100 miles from the rest of the Lesser Antilles. The ea ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Saint Peter

Barbadian or Bajan (colloquial) Flag 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 t... ... read more
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