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  • Barbados as a Jewel of the West Indies

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    Barbados as a Jewel of the West Indies Most people visiting Barbados only get to see one of the many faces of the Bajan culture, the glamorous hotels, the hot, sandy beaches and the beach bars and restaurants. I was lucky enough to see two aspects of the culture, the tourism and the island's fascination with sport, particularly with cricket. While accompanying my brother's school cricket tour I saw the eagerness of the young Bajan sportsmen even-though they lacked the facilities and funds


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    Climate Change in Barbados Introduction Barbados is a small island that is located in the western area of the North Atlantic Ocean. The weather is generally warm and sunny all year round with an average daytime high of 30°C / 86°F. Barbados has over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year. It was discovered by the Spanish in the late 15th century, but it was not claimed at that time. When English explorers arrived at the island in 1624, they claimed it in the name of King James the First. Currently, the

  • The Early Modern Atlantic Economy Edited by J. McCusker and K. Morgan

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    Dyde in their book Amerindians to Africans they support the argument that there was a sugar revolution in the Caribbean. In the Caribbean, especially Barbados there was a change of diversified agriculture to practicing monoculture cultivating sugar was a result of the falling prices in West Indian tobacco and other crops like ginger and cotton. Barbados and other islands had competition from Virginia who was producing cheaper tobacco therefore these islands were forced to find another crop to bring

  • Crop over

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    years. Cropover eventually became apart of the Barbadian culture as a celebration of fun and activities. Crop over started as far back at the 1780’s and marked a period in which the ending of the sugar cane season came to a close. During the 1780’s Barbados was one of the worlds largest sugar cane distributors. When crop over was over this did not just mean that the hard work and labor has come to a halt for a little which but it also meant that many people will eventually come to either work less or

  • A Look at the Past: Colonial South Carolina

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    settlers from Barbados and other colonies and, “. . . encourage them to develop a profitable export crop comparable to West Indian sugar and Chesapeake tobacco . . .” (Roark). At last, in 1670 the colony’s first permanent English settlement Charles Towne, later spelled Charleston, was established. A map of the location of Charles Town or Charleston can be seen in the Appendix on page four. Just as the proprietors had anticipated, many of the early settlers to this new colony were from Barbados. Actually

  • The Meaning of Home: An Exploration of Diasporic Literature

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    New York, the island of Barbados (her ancestral homeland) for the first time at the age of nine. While there the young protagonist meets her grandmother (nicknamed Da Duh), and the two develop a rivalled relationship. Throughout the story they are competitively comparing their homes, both trying to show how their own is better. As the story progresses and the narrator’s relationship with her grandmother develops so does her connection to her ancestral homeland of Barbados. Though she had never

  • Effects Of Criminalization Of Marijuana In The Caribbean

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    In the Caribbean, there are many people who are criminals because they are, in one way or another, involved in illegally growing, picking, packing and distributing marijuana. Many of these are farmers or people who worked on farms and who have lost markets for their products such as bananas or citrus because Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) countries were disadvantaged of better contact to the European Union market because of tasks by Latin American countries and the United states

  • History of Barbados

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    The island of Barbados was first inhabited by an Amerindian migrant group called the Saladoid-Barrancoid around 350 to 650 AD. Their ancestors are believed to be from the Orinoco Basin in South America. The Spanish were the first Europeans to land on the island in the sixteenth century and reported the Amerindian settlement. However, when the Portuguese explorer, Pedro a Campus landed there in 1536, he claimed that the island was uninhabited. The original inhabitants, the Saladoid-Barrancoid

  • Comparing Jamestown

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    Unlike Virginia’s colony Jamestown, it took years before this became a fully established colony. The name given to it was Charles town and most of the colonists who settled there came from the Caribbean island of Barbados. Which had more experienced people in order to start a sugar-cane plantation like in the West Indies (America: A Narrative History, 85). These people has years of experience tending to the land. Compared to the gentlemen, who were unfamiliar with

  • The Irish Model of Social Partnership

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    The Irish model of social Partnership has received little more that lip service in the Caribbean. Evaluate the strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of this concept in the Caribbean. What is Social Partnership Social partnership refers to cooperation among government, the private business sector and labour on strategies to address immediate and long-term economic and social challenges. Such strategies can include controls on wages and prices, as well as tax reform. Social partnerships