Barbados

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Barbados ( or ) is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America.wikipedia
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Trinidad and Tobago

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It is about east of both the countries of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and south-east of Martinique and north-east of Trinidad and Tobago.
It shares maritime boundaries with Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west.

Saint Lucia

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It is about east of both the countries of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and south-east of Martinique and north-east of Trinidad and Tobago.
Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique.

Martinique

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It is about east of both the countries of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and south-east of Martinique and north-east of Trinidad and Tobago.
One of the Windward Islands, it is directly north of Saint Lucia, northwest of Barbados and south of Dominica.

Caribbean

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Barbados ( or ) is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America.
These islands include Aruba (possessing only minor volcanic features), Curaçao, Barbados, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, Saint Croix, the Bahamas, and Antigua.

Commonwealth realm

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On 30 November 1966, Barbados became an independent state and Commonwealth realm with Elizabeth II as its queen.
As of 2019, there are 16 Commonwealth realms: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and the United Kingdom.

West Indies

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Barbados ( or ) is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America.
In the Lesser Antilles they managed to establish a foothold following the colonisation of St Kitts in 1624 and Barbados in 1626, and when the Sugar Revolution took off in the mid-seventeenth century, they brought in thousands of Africans to work the fields and mills as slave labourers.

British colonization of the Americas

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In 1627, the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and it became an English and later British colony.
The English also established or conquered several colonies in the Caribbean, including Barbados and Jamaica.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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It is about east of both the countries of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and south-east of Martinique and north-east of Trinidad and Tobago.
To the north of Saint Vincent lies Saint Lucia, to the east is Barbados and Grenada lies to the south.

North America

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Barbados ( or ) is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America.

Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge

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Another possible source for 'Bim' is reported to be in the Agricultural Reporter of 25 April 1868, where the Rev. N. Greenidge (father of one of the island's most famous scholars, Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge) suggested the listing of Bimshire as a county of England.
Greenidge was born on 22 December 1865 at Belle Farm Estate, Barbados, the second son of the Rev. Nathaniel Heath Greenidge, vicar of Boscobel Parish, St Peter and his wife Elizabeth Cragg Kellman.

Caribbean Sea

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It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, Barbados is east of the Windwards, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 13°N of the equator.
Note that, although Barbados is an island on the same continental shelf, it is considered to be in the Atlantic Ocean rather than the Caribbean Sea.

William Courten

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The settlement was established as a proprietary colony and funded by Sir William Courten, a City of London merchant who acquired the title to Barbados and several other islands.
He financed the colonisation of Barbados, but lost his investment and interest in the islands to the Earl of Carlisle.

Lesser Antilles

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Barbados ( or ) is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America.

Holetown

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The first settlement began on 17 February 1627, near what is now Holetown (formerly Jamestown), by a group led by John Powell's younger brother, Henry, consisting of 80 settlers and 10 English indentured laborers.
Holetown (UN/LOCODE: BB HLT ), is a small town located in the Caribbean island nation of Barbados.

Island Caribs

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Inhabited by Kalinago 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.
They lived throughout northeastern South America, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, the Windward Islands, Dominica, and possibly the southern Leeward Islands.

Windward Islands

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It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, Barbados is east of the Windwards, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 13°N of the equator.
Barbados (to 1885, when it became a separate colony),

National Cultural Foundation

The National Cultural Foundation of Barbados says that "Bim" was a word commonly used by slaves, and that it derives from the Igbo term bém from bé mụ́ meaning 'my home, kindred, kind', the Igbo phoneme in the Igbo orthography is very close to.
The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is a statutory body in Barbados, created by an Act of Parliament in March 1983.

English overseas possessions in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms

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The island was not involved in the war until after the execution of Charles I, when the island's government fell under the control of Royalists (ironically the Governor, Philip Bell, remaining loyal to Parliament while the Barbadian House of Assembly, under the influence of Humphrey Walrond, supported Charles II).
Six colonies recognized Charles II after the regicide in 1649: Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Virginia, Maryland, and Newfoundland.

Great Hurricane of 1780

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The 1780 hurricane killed over 4,000 people on Barbados.
The hurricane struck Barbados likely as a Category 5 hurricane, with at least one estimate of wind speeds as high as 200 mph (greater than any in recorded Atlantic basin history) before moving past Martinique, Saint Lucia, and Sint Eustatius, and causing thousands of deaths on those islands.

Barbados Labour Party

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Prominent among these early activists was Grantley Herbert Adams, who helped found the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in 1938.
The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is the main party of government of Barbados which was established in 1938.

Democratic Labour Party (Barbados)

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A group of left-leaning politicians who advocated swifter moves to independence broke off from the BLP and founded the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in 1955.
The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is a political party in Barbados, established in 1955.

West Indies Federation

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Barbados joined the short-lived West Indies Federation from 1958–62, later gaining full independence on 30 November 1966.
Various islands in the Caribbean that were colonies of the United Kingdom, including Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, and those on the Leeward and Windward Islands, came together to form the Federation, with its capital in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Monarchy of Barbados

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On 30 November 1966, Barbados became an independent state and Commonwealth realm with Elizabeth II as its queen. Barbados opted to remain within the British Commonwealth, retaining Queen Elizabeth as Monarch, represented locally by a Governor-General.
The monarch of Barbados is the sovereign and head of state of Barbados.

Governor-General of Barbados

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Barbados opted to remain within the British Commonwealth, retaining Queen Elizabeth as Monarch, represented locally by a Governor-General.
The Governor-General of Barbados is the representative of the Barbadian monarch (presently Queen Elizabeth II).

Grantley Herbert Adams

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Prominent among these early activists was Grantley Herbert Adams, who helped found the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in 1938.
Sir Grantley Herbert Adams, CMG, QC (28 April 1898 – 28 November 1971), was a Barbadian and British West Indian statesman.