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Digital Librarian: Barbados

Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands, located at latitude 13' 10'' N and longitude 50' 35'' W , 1600 miles southeast of Miami.


    Farmer Richard Goddard Comments On The New Sugar Factory - Septerber 12, 2007 letter from Richard Goddard, Bleak House, Burnt House Plantation, St. Peter to Dr Compton Bourne, President, Caribbean Development Bank, Wildey, St. Michael about the proposed sugar factory, Bulkeley, St George. "I attended the meeting by invitation as a small farmer of 7 acres of cane at Redhill Field, Indian Ground, St Peter, and have grown cane continuously since 1992. However, because of praedial larceny and 19 cane fires, which included 3 in 2007 alone, I have come out of cane and gone into to grass and livestock....I have been a cane farmer since 1963 at Union Hall Plantation, St Philip, Barbados when cane was $18/ton. I am currently growing cane on 7 acres. Burnt House itself, 100 arable acres, was taken out of cane in 1983, and 10,000 coconut trees planted in the Scotland District because of land slippage. That has proved to be a financial disaster due to praedial larceny."
    September 12, 2007
    Barbados Agro-Tourism Inventory Report - Roxanne Waithe, May/June 2006. ""Derek Went of Wentworx (local producer of organic herbs and spices) who has access to an old factory pond and Three Houses Spring in the parish of St. Philip."

    Architecture & Design

    Archer's Hall Design Centre - Queen's Street, Speightstown (246.422.0400)
    Architects Cubed Inc. - Paynes Bay, St. James (246-432-2207).
    Caribbean Houses: History, Style, and Architecture - By Michael Connors, Rizzoli, 2009. (Includes Halton, Morgan Lewis Mill, Drax Hall, St. Nicholas Abbey, Codrington College, George Washington House, Arlington House and Sunbury.)
    Coral Island Interiors - Lindsey Archer and Sarah Williams have a showroom in Prior Park, St. James.
    Corrie Scott - "Self taught, has photographed, and also scribbled and painted on everything she could find since childhood." She has a wonderful 'eye' and knows the island well. See Caribbean Serendipity and Google+ where you'll find a large collection of her photographs of Barbados including her series on Island Furniture and Doors and Windows.
    Distinctly Barbadian - Barbados Advocate, 11 November 2011. Cultural researcher, activist and administrator, Elombe Mottley:
    Noting some of Barbados' unique features such as the sea island cotton, the chattel houses and plantation houses, he made the point that Caribbean furniture is a distinctive form of furniture that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. "Everybody is copying Barbados' furniture and we are not producing it. We can't find a joiner around the place! Why can't the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic go in and do a study of all the collections of furniture at the Barbados Museum, Wildey House, Tyrol Cot? You can do drawings that are accurate in defining this furniture and then train the individuals to produce this furniture. If you use the [Samuel Jackman Prescod] Polytechnic and reproduce that furniture, you can sell the reproductions under a brand new name," he suggested.
    Fustic House - Created by theatrical designer Oliver Messel who died in Barbados in 1978 at the age of 74. "Messel's distinctive style was to create a series of indoor and outdoor areas that flow seamlessly together. His famous Messel Green is used throughout the estate."
    Historic Houses of Barbados - By Henry Fraser and Ronnie Hughes, Wordsmith International, third edition, IBSN 978-976-9515-33-8.
    "If we mek de beds, we must sleep pun dem!" Observation from 'Baba' Elombe Mottley - Bajan Reporter, [2 August 2011?] "A great variety of this furniture can be found in Wildey Great House, Tyrol Cot, the Barbados Museum and Sunbury Museum."
    Ian Morrison Associates - First Street, Holetown, St. James (246 432 1280). Work includes Greensleeves
    Jenny Blanc - See her Caribbean Collections
    Larry Warren Architect - Larry B. Warren, Charles A. Banfield, Kelvin M. Martin
    Mike Toy - Photographer. Wide selection of images portraying all aspects of Barbados. Interiors at Amberley House, Apes Hill, Bellevue, Cashmere, Church Point, Crossbow, Crow's Nest, The Dream, Little Good Harbour House, Lone Star House, Nelson Gay, Ridgecot House, Sugar Hill, Taitts House, Villa Hugo. You can search by keyword.
    Niccolls & Edgehill Construction - See their Projects:
    St. Nicholas Abbey
    Buava Beach House - Cattlewash
    Valley Plantation
    Leamington Pavilion and Cottage - St. Peter
    Lascelles Great House - "Originally built in 1627 on the site of the first plantation in Barbados, Lascelles Great House is one of the most historically significant properties on the island."
    Make It Mahogany by Dana Sikkens, Living Barbados, 25 March, 2009. " Prominent natural features emerged that included pineapple, floral and sandbox tree motifs. Another West Indian innovation was the use of caning on the backs and seats of furniture to allow air circulation in the tropical heat. "
    Rotherley Construction
    10 recommended Architectural Firms and Quantity Surveyors
    Scott M. King Furniture Maker - His butternut table is very elegant. (1-246-234-1512).
    Timothy Oulten - Millhouse Complex, Canewood, St. Thomas (246-620 8467
    West Indian Antique Furniture of the Lesser Antilles 1740-1940 by Philip Sturm, Antique Collectors Club, 2007. Contains many photographs of Bajan furniture in the collection of Haagensen House, Saint Thomas. A chapter on Tropical Woods and Timber provides information on woods available to the makers of island furniture: Bullet Wood, Carapa, Cedar, Courbaril, Cyp, Douglas Fir, Ebony, Green Heart, Lignum Vignae, Mahogany, Machineel, Pine, Purple Heart, Red Oak, Roble Wood, Rosewood, Saman, Sand Box, Satinwood, Tamarind, Thibet, Walnut and Zebra Wood.


    African American Visual Artists Database
    Babb, Fielding
    Barrow, Carolyn Plaskett - Born: Orange, NJ, 1918 - Died: Barbados, West Indies, 2001
    Brathwaite, Hubert
    Branch, Wayne
    Broodhagen, Karl Rupert
    Bryan, Kim Annette
    Butcher, Ras Ishi
    Alison Chapman-Andrews (1942- )
    Arts Happenings in Barbados
    Aweipo Gallery
    Barbados Fashion Week - Barbados designers include: Avark, Pat Blackman, Ruby Gibson-Bradshaw, Rosca McDonald, Avril Davis, Rhaj Paul, Rose Harvey, Jackie Brathwaite, Rojoe Rykii De Jude and Lena Nicholson-Babb.
    Barbados Arts Council
    Bathsheba by Wayne Collymore-Taylor
    Laundry Day by Margaret Rodriguez
    Barbados Arts Directory - By Corrie Scott and Kathy Yearwood, 2011. Pre-release of the book.
    Barbados Dance Theatre - They have a Facebook page.
    Barbados Music Awards
    Bill Grace
    Bob Kiss
    Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute - New York
    Catherine Forter Chee-A-Tow
    Corrie Scott - "Self taught, has photographed, and also scribbled and painted on everything she could find since childhood.". See also Caribbean Serendipity and Picasaweb where you'll find has a large collection of her photographs of Barbados. She has a wonderful 'eye' and knows the island well. Two of her series:
    Island Furniture
    Doors and Windows
    Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination
    Gallery of Caribbean Art - Speightstown (246-419-0858)
    Gang of Four Art Studio - The Cottage, Springvale Plantation, St Andrew (246-228-0485)
    Gold Coast Records
    Grove Gallery - Lime Grove, Holetown
    Harriet Rollitt
    Heidi Berger
    Holders Season - World-class music and theatrics program (February and March)
    Baptism by Fire - Raku by Juliana Inniss
    Barbados Jazz Festival - January
    Garfield Sobers Complex - Wildey, St. Michael. Offers exercise facilities, including a pool (Aquatic Centre), public spaces, events.
    Joan Boryta
    Lancaster Great House Gallery
    Margaret Rodriquez
    Martina Zahles Pilé
    Michael Naemsch
    Mike Toy - Photographer. Wide selection of images portraying all aspects of Barbados. Villages: Village scene St. Lucy , Truck travelling through Bathsheba, St. Joseph, Village scene near Speightstown, St.Peter, Agriculture: White Yams, Grapefruits, St. Philip, Field Workers at Graeme Hall, Vendors tray, Bridgetown, Calabash (Crescentia cujete), Bonnie peppers, Bath plantation, St. John, Constant Plantation, St. George, Interiors at Amberley House, Apes Hill, Bellevue, Cashmere, Church Point, Crossbow, Crow's Nest, The Dream, Little Good Harbour House, Lone Star House, Nelson Gay, Ridgecot House, Sugar Hill, Taitts House, Villa Hugo.
    National Art Gallery Committee
    National Cultural Foundation - National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA)
    Neville Legall
    Norma Talma
    Old Pharmacy Gallery - Queen Street, Speightstown, St Peter
    On the Wall Art Gallery - St. James. Owned by Vanita Comissiong
    Queens Park Art Gallery
    Ras Ishi
    Tides Art Gallery - Tides Restaurant, Holetown St. James (246-432-2084)
    Verandah Gallery - Broad Street, Bridgetown
    Zemicon Gallery - Hincks Street. Terese Hadch


    Beaches - National Conservation Commission. Provides information on Beach Access.
    Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit - Provides a Map of Beaches.
    Almond Beach
    Accra Beach - aka Rockley Beach
    Bath Beach - St. John. Safe for swimming. Lots of pools. The sand is mostly covered at high tide, so it's best to go at low tide. Very crowded on weekends. The beach bar has good flying fish sandwiches and macaroni pie. There is a walking trail along the railroad tracks to Bathsheba and Cattlewash. It takes about 1.5 hours to walk from Bath to Bathsheba.
    Bathsheba Beach - St. Joseph.
    Batts Rock Beachh
    Bottom Bay
    Cattlewash Beach - St. Joseph.
    Crane's Beach
    Drill Hall Beach - Swimming and surfing beach near Garrison Savannah
    Foul Bay
    Gibbes Beach - St. James
    Hot Pot Beach - Brandons
    Mullins Beach - St. Peter. South of Speightstown. The Royal Westmoreland has a Mullins Beach webcam. See Google Maps.
    Rockley Beach - aka Accra Beach
    Silver Sands - Christ Church


    Geraldine Lane. Tracing ancestors in Barbados: a practical guide. Genealogical Publishing Com, Jan 30, 2006.
    Chandler, M. J. A Guide to Records in Barbados
    Walking Barbados: thirty-four walks on a beautiful tropical island - by David H. Weeks, Barbados National Trust, 1995 (ISBN 976-806-00-X) Available for BDS$24.95 through Barbados National Trust, Wildey House, St. Michael.
    Diaries 1969-1979: the Python years - by Michael Palin - In Google Books. Palin was in Barbados with other members of the Pythons for two weeks from January 7,1978 (p.429) rewriting The Life of Brian. Visitors at Heron Bay, the villa they rented, included Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, Keith Moon, and Des O'Connor.
    Down one such turning is Heron Bay, built by Sir Ronald Tree. Our first sight of our home for the next two weeks is a sensational surprise. Its scale is breathtaking - wrought iron gates, marble floors, piano nobiles - the full Palladian bit. All built in 1947.
    Rough Guide to Barbados - By Adam Vaitilingam
    Barbados Books - Miller Publishing
    Beckles, Hilary McD. Chattel House Blues: Making a Democracy in Barbados: From Clement Payne to Owen Arthur - 2003
    Blackman, Margot. Bajan Proverbs
    Clarke, Austin. Amongst Thistles and Thorns, Peepal Tree Press, Caribbean Modern Classics, 2011.
    Clarke, Austin. Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack: A Memoir - 1980
    Clarke, Austin. Pig Tails 'N Breadfruit: A Culinary Memoir
    Clarke, Keith H. Old Barbados through Photography by Keith H. Clarke
    Collymore, Frank A. Barbadian Dialect
    Forde, G. Addinton (compiler). De Mortar Pestle
    Forde, G. Addington. The A-Z of Barbadian Heritage. Heinemann Caribbean, 1990.
    Fraser, Henry. Historic houses of Barbados, Barbados National Trust, 1982.
    Gmelch, George. Behind the smile: the working lives of Caribbean tourism, Indiana University Press, c2003.
    Gmelch, George and Sharon Bohn Gmelch. The parish behind God's back: the changing culture of rural Barbados. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c1997.
    Handler Jerome S. Plantation Slavery in Barbados, Harvard University Press, 1978.
    Hoyte, Harold
    Lamming, George. In the Castle of My Skin (1953)
    Lamming, George. The Emigrants (1954)
    Lamming, George. The Pleasures of Exile (1960)
    Lamming, George. Season of Adventure (1960)
    Lamming, George. Of Age and Innocence (1958)
    Lamming, George. Natives of my Person (1972)
    Laurie, Peter. Barbadian Rum Shop: The Other Watering Hole
    Laurie, Peter and Mike Toy. Barbados: an Island Portrait, MacMillan Caribbean, 2005.
    Laurie, Peter. Caribbean Street Food: BarbadosMacmillan Caribbean, 2009.
    McDonald, Roderick A. and Hilary McD.Beckles. A history of Barbados: From Amerindian settlement to nation-state, Cambridge University Press, 1990.
    Pariser, Harry S. Adventure Guide to Barbados
    Pattullo, Polly. Last resorts: the cost of tourism in the Caribbean
    Sheridan, Richard B. Sugar and Slavery: An Economie History of the British West Indies. Barbados: Caribbean Universities Press, 1974.
    St. Romaine, Derek. Barbados in Bloom: Tropical Gardens and Plants. ISBN Number: 976-8081-12-0
    Smith, Simon David. Slavery, Family, and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic: The World of the Lascelles, 1648-1834, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series, 2006. See also Google Books
    Tomich, Dale, and J.H. Galloway. The sugar cane industry: An historical geography from its origins to 1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. xii + 266 pp.
    Frank Collymore Literary Award
    Christian Ritual and the Creation of British Slave Societies, 1650-1780 - By Nicholas M. Beasley (Google Books), University of Georgia Press, 2009.
    The Cavaliers and Roundheads of Barbados, 1650-1652 - By Nicholas Darnell Davis, Argosy Press, 1883. (Google Books)
    Overthrow of Colonial Slavery - by Robin Blackburn
    Oliver Jackman
    Derek Walcott
    Monica Skeete
    Geoffrey Drayton - Christopher
    A history of Barbados by Hilary Beckles, Cambridge University Press, 1990.
    The Natural History (of the Island) of Barbados - by Rev. Griffith Hughes, [Rector, St. Lucy's Parish] London, 1750. (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University). "that Part of the Island called The Thickets, in St. Philip's Parish, being low land, and having no Hills, nor high Clifts to the Eastward, to make any Resistance to these clouds, is often scorced with great Drought, when the middle and more hilly Parts of the Island are replenished with Rain." (p. 21, Google Books, Reprint Edition 1972 by Arno Press from a microfilm copy furnished by the University of Illinois Library)
    Natural Rebels; A Social History of Enslaved Black Women in Barbados - By Gertrude J. Fraser, Hilary McD.Beckles, New Brunswick NJ and London: Rutgers University Press and Zed Books, 1990 and 1989. ix + 197 pp.
    Watson, Mark R. and Robert B. Potter. Low-cost housing in Barbados: evolution or social revolution? Chattel houses and the Tenantries Programme
    Barbados Museum and Historical Society - St. Ann's Garrison, St. Michael (246-427-0201 and 436 1956). "The Museum is open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday and from 9 am to 1 pm on Sundays (closed on public holidays). The Museum Shop is closed on Sundays and public holidays. Please call or email in advance to book a personalized tour." BMHS Journals Online Next Year, Barbados Advocate, Decbmer 24, 2009, p. 11. "Skeete said that seven volumes have been already digitised and will be available on the museum's website early next year. The others she said will be done over time. She stated that this has been made possible by funding from the US Embassy to digitise documents particularly the Shilstone Notebooks. She said that the Shilstone Notebooks which were written by E. M. Shilstone who was a researcher and founder of the BMHS, have already been digitised. "They are a good resource for researchers since they cover subjects such as the culture of the island and plantation life," Skeet added."
    Annual Report 2004-2005
    Frank Collymore Hall - Bridgetown. Performing Arts Centre at the Central Bank of Barbados
    Karl Broodhagen
    Fielding Babb
    Janice Sylvia Brock
    Adrian Compton
    Stewart Brothers (twins)
    Comberbatch Sisters (twins)
    Oscar Walkes
    Moussa Weel
    Susan Alleyne-Forde, J Banfield, Keith Blackett, Joan Boryta, J Patricia Browne, Kim Bryan, Aubrey Cummins, Debra Durant, Little Gems Flyer, Gina Foster, John Gamble, Sandra Headley, Glenroy Jordan, Shirley Lashley, Neville Legall, Everick Lynton, Denzil Mann, Campbell Skeete, John Stuart, Linda Tudor, Roslyn Worme


    Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    Barbados Employers' Confederation
    Barbados Entrepreneurs' Venture Capital Fund
    Barbados Investment and Development Corporation
    Barbados Shipping and Trading
    Barbados Stock Exchange
    Barbados Yellow Pages - Alternate website address
    Business Barbados - Directory
    Central Bank of Barbados - Daily exchange rates.
    Barbados counts cost of credit crunch - Robert Booth, the Guardian, 6 December 2009. "Villas of Simon Cowell and Andrew Lloyd Webber among those PM tries to save on island reliant on UK tourists."
    Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders Association
    Niccolls & Edgehill Construction - See their Projects:
    St. Nicholas Abbey
    Buava Beach House - Cattlewash
    Valley Plantation
    Leamington Pavilion and Cottage - St. Peter
    Lascelles Great House - "Originally built in 1627 on the site of the first plantation in Barbados, Lascelles Great House is one of the most historically significant properties on the island."
    Timeless Barbados
    Revealed: the other two billionaires with a stake in Mitchells & Butlers by Julia Finch, The Guardian, 12 December 2009. "Two more members of the "Sandy Lane set" of Barbados billionaires, which includes veteran currency trader Joe Lewis and horse-racing magnates JP McManus and John Magnier, have secretly built stakes in Mitchells & Butlers, the Observer has learned."

    Car Rental

    Ballantyne Rentals
    Chelsea Motors
    Corbin's Car Rentals
    Courtesy Rent a Car
    Select Rentals
    Stoutes Car Rental
    Top Class Car Rentals


    Allen View
    Animal Flower Cave - St. Lucy. See A Letter from the Revd Mr. Griffith Hughes, Minister of St. Lucy's Parish in Barbadoes, to Martin Folkes, Esq; Pr. R. S. concerning a Zoophyton, Somewhat Resembling the Flower of the Marigold [November 3, 1743] (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, January 1, 1753). Via Internet Archive.
    Archcot Cave
    Bowmanston Cave - 4.5 miles southeast of Bissex Hill. See The Geology of Barbados (1890 by John Burchmore Harrison (1856-1926) and A. L. Jukes-Browne. Full-text in HathiTrust.
    Cole's Cave - Six miles NNE of Bridgetown. See Flickr Photos
    Dallish Cave - St Philip.
    Harrison's Cave
    Research team undertakes study of caves in Barbados, The Bahamas - Barbados Advocate, 2/6/2012. "Prof. [Hans] Machel stated that this survey of caves will be done in various phases and thus far 85 caves in Barbados have been surveyed..."Then we have the second category of caves which we call flank margin caves and these are the caves that form along the coastline or by extension, along now exposed cliff faces. There is a first high cliff and a second high cliff and you can literally walk along these cliffs and find a whole series of caves along both of these cliff lines. That is making up the bulk of the caves that we have mapped so far. Some of them are quite small, some of them are big and Arch Cot is one of them, that is what we call a flank margin cave that formed at a former coastline…" he said."
    Springhead Cave


    Anglican Diocese of Barbados
    St. John's Parish Church - "According to the Anglican/Episcopal tradition, worship has been conducted on this spot since 1645. The first building, a wooden structure, was destroyed by fire in 1676 and replaced by a stone structure. Following the hurricanes of 1780 and 1831, the current building was constructed in 1836. Among the many interesting features are: the Chancel, the Pulpit, the Font, Staircase,Westmacott Sculpture and Sundial. Fernando Paleologus,a former church warden and planter was buried under the choir when he died in 1670. He was buried with his head pointing to the west and the body embedded in quicklime in accordance with the Greek Orthodox custom. Following the hurricane of 1831 his tomb was moved to the churchyard. A commanding view of the East Coast and surrounding areas can had from this location. It is also said that, on a clear day, one can see the neighbouring islands from the Church Tower."
    Mount Tabor Church
    St. Thomas Parish Church
    Sharon Moravian Church - St. Thomas


    Codrington College - Anglican Theological College
    Barbados Community College - St. Michael.
    Barbados Community College Library
    Codrington College - St. John
    Combermere School - Official site of Combermere Schools and its Alumni Associations
    Excellence in Barbados Starts with Discipline - By Nikole Hannah-Jones, Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies, Summer 2009.
    Harrison College
    Christ Church Foundation
    Hotel PomMarine - Functioning hotel of the Hospitality Institute programme. Muscovado Restaurant.
    Queen's College
    Saint Michael School
    St. Winifred's School - St. Michael
    Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic - Wildey, St. Michael. "Offers technical and vocational training in the disciplines of Building, Business Studies, Automotive and Welding, Human Ecology, Mechanical Engineering and Printing, Electrical Engineering and Agriculture."
    Queens College
    University of the West Indies - Cave Hill Campus
    International Office
    Study Abroad Flyer
    Summer School
    Scholarship Opportunities
    Available Housing
    On Campus Accomodation
    Off Campus Accommodation
    Campus Events Calendar
    CHILL Magazine


    Barbados Jazz Festival - January
    Barbados Kennel Club - All Breed Championship dog show is held in March.
    Barbados Music Festival – Surfer's Bay
    Congaline Street Festival - May
    Crop Over Festival - July and August
    Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination - University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
    Frank Collymore Hall - Central Bank Of Barbados, Spry Street, Bridgetown (246-436-9083)
    Gospelfest - May
    Hike Barbados – Sundays January through December. Free three-hour hikes depart from different locations on the island. You can choose from two-mile jaunts to nine-mile treks in either the morning, afternoon or evening
    Holders Season - March
    Holetown Festival - February
    National Independence Festival of Creative Arts - November. Sponsored by theNational Cultural Foundation
    National Surfing Championships - Soup Bowl, Bathsheba. Held in October/November. See Barbados Surfing Association
    Oistins Fish Festival - May
    Run Barbados - December
    Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup Festival - See Racing to the front: the Sandy Lane Gold Cup is just one of the big sports events that are putting Barbados on the map - The [London] Telegraph, 29 December 2009. "And don't mistake this for a quaint meeting featuring farmers' nags and amateur riders; it's a Group One race between thoroughbreds from all over the Caribbean and as far afield as Canada, with international jockeys too. The course, the Garrison Savannah, has been used for racing since 1845 when British regimental officers used this notable colonial complex to exercise their horses. Soon they were also competing against wealthy local traders."

    Filmed in Barbados

    The Tamarind Seed (1974) - Directed by Blake Edwards and starring Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif and Anthony Quayle.

    Flora & Fauna

    Fruits include: mango, sapodilla, Barbados cherry, carambola, Golden Apple (Spondias cytherea), star fruit and ackee
    Aedes aegypti mosquito
    Algae Set of Stamps - Barbados Postal Service. Anna Vickers (Phycologia Barbadensis)
    Barbados Wildlife Reservation - St. Farley Hill, St Peter
    Bajan Green Monkeys (Vervet Monkeys)
    Beach Beans - Found by beachcombers, these seeds have a rich burnished glow, like a highly polished wood. Bajans refer to Mucuna urens or Dioclea found washed up on the beach as 'lucky seeds'. Also known as Sea Purses of Hamburger Beans. See Beach Beans, Assorted Drift Seeds Called "Sea Beans" and Sea Beans for identification.
    Giant African Snail - CHILL Magazine, Issue 9, October 2009.
    National Conservation Commission
    National Tropical Botanical Garden - Kalaheo, Hawaii, has an image database.
    Barbados Cherry
    Trade Winds Fruit - Locataed in Santa Rosa, California, their photos are helpful in identifying fruits you see in Barbados. See also Trade Winds Fruit Store

    Food and Restaurants

    Angry Annie's - First Street, Holetown. Jump-Up (pork) Ribs, Shack Shack Shrimp
    Apsara & Tamnak Thai Restaurants - Morecambe House, Worthing, Christ Church (246-435-5454/5446)
    Bagatelle Great House
    Bajan Blue - Sunday brunch
    Barbados Barbados: Dining
    Barbados and the Oistins fish fry with Joel Garner by Simon Briggs, the Telegraph, 16 July 2010.
    Beach House - Holetown. Sunset drinks.
    Bert's Bar - Rockley, Christ Church (246-435-7924). Owned by Eugene Melnyk.
    Cassareep Cafe - Speightstown. Small, shady, beach-front restaurant with reasonable prices and good food that's "off the beaten track."
    Bonito Restaurant - Bathsheba, St. Joseph. Local seafood. Has a Sunday buffet.
    Braddy's Bar - Six Men's
    Champers Restaurant and Wine Bar - Skeetes Hill, Christ Church. "In a quiet lane just off the main South Coast road, Champers Restaurant & Wine Bar is housed in a traditional Barbadian building perched on a clifftop that overlooks Accra Beach. Here I enjoyed coconut shrimp and pecan crusted breast of chicken while the waves crashed on to the shore just the other side of the window (you can also eat out on the spacious terrace)." (Barbados holidays: indulge in fantastic food and drink by Beverley Glick, London Telegraph, 14 January 2011.
    The Cliff - Derricks, St. James. (246-432-1922). See The Cliff, Barbados: Recipes by Paul Owens.
    Cliffside Restaurant - New Edgewater Hotel, Bathsheba, St. Joseph.
    Coconut Bread
    Cove at Atlantic Park - 27 Atlantic Park, Cattlewash, St Joseph (blue house) (246-433-9495). Foodwriter Laurel Ann Morley is the owner and chef. Reservations required. Hours: Open Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun. from 12 to 3 p.m. Try the fried shrimps with pepper jelly (US$20) and the rum punch. The Morleys also run the Cove Guesthouse & Art Gallery.
    Daphne's - Italian on the beach.
    Enid's - Baxter's Road, Bridgetown. Order the fried chicken.
    Fish Pot - Shermans, St. Peter. See Restaurant review: Michael Winner at Fishpot, Barbados by Michael Winner, Sunday Times, February 10, 2008. "There are little wooden houses, market stalls by the beach, cane fields and an aura of better times. At the Fishpot you sit right by the sea, in an old 17th-century fort. It's also a 21-room hotel. It's tranquil. It's beautiful. It's what Caribbean life should be."
    Fisher Pond Great House - St. Thomas. Planter's Buffet Sunday Lunch. John and Rain Chandle. (246 433 1754) See Fisher Pond Great House by Michael Winner, The Sunday Times, December 28, 2008.
    Fisherman's Pub - Beach bar
    Lemon Arbor Souce Factory - St John.
    Lobster Alive - Lobster thermidor is a house speciality.
    Macaroni Pie - Macaroni and cheese
    Margaret's Fish Shak - Oistins Bay Gardens Complex
    Marketfive - Bridgetown. "Typical Bajan dishes with a contemporary twist" created by John Hazzard, former chef at Sandy Lane's l'Acajou Restaurant. (246 436 1485). On Facebook.
    Merton's - Excellent fish fry at Half Moon Fort attracts a pleasant mixed crowd; they'll even grill your tuna to taste.
    Mustor's - McGregor Street, Bridgetown. Sit on the balcony and order chicken stew, field peas and rice.
    >Naniki Restaurant - Lush Life Nature Resort, St. Joseph. Run by Tom Hinds.(433-1300).
    Oistins Fish Fry - Friday and Saturday nights in the fishing town of Oistins.
    Pink Star - Baxters Road, Bridgetown. Order the fried chicken.
    Leaving Tips in Barbados - B Rosemary Parkinson, Jamaica Gleaner, January 13, 2005.
    Red Rooster - Between St Lawrence Gap and Bridgetown. Famous for their ribs.
    Round House Inn Restaurant - Bathsheba. Run by Robert and Gail Manley.
    Sassafrass - Asian fusion on lovely grounds at Sugar Hill, St. James.
    Scarlet - Payne's Bay, St. James. (246.432.3663)
    Tapas - Hastings Christ Church, Located on the Main Road, Highway 7 and the boardwalk. Telephone: 246-228-0704. (Alfredo Giovine, Franco Parisi, Franco Diamanti)
    Terrace Restaurant
    Waterfront Café - Susan Walcott
    Waterside Restaurant - St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church (418-9750)
    Zaccios - Holetown, St. James.

    Gardens, Nurseries, Preserves

    Andromeda Botanic Gardens - St. Joseph, near Bathsheba. Managed by the Barbados National Trust. Collected by Iris Bannochie. Their Hibiscus Cafe closes at 16:45.
    Arbib Nature Tours & Heritage Trails - Speightstown, St. Peter. Has two trails: the Whim Adventure (3 1/2 hours) and the Round-de-Town Stroll (less challenging). Open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only, 9am to 2pm. Overseen and maintained by the Barbados National Trust. Contact Victor Cooke (246-234-9010).
    Barbados in Bloom: Tropical Gardens and Plants - Book by Derek St. Romaine.
    Barbados Horticultural Society - Balls Plantation, Christ Church. Has a 7.6 acres arboretum. Coordinates the Open Garden Series.
    Barbados' Secret Gardens
    Canefield Plantation - St. Thomas. Supplies many of the island florists with Anthurium and Ginger Lilies. They also grow sweet potatoes and sugar cane. To park turn right just after the little house with a sign reading "C.O. Williams Flowers". You will see many guava trees on your left in the driveway. Visitors cannot tour the greenhouses, but there is a small show garden there open to the public. Out of the driveway if you continue up the road you came in on Canefield House will come into view on your right, noticeable because of a dramatic stand of royal palms.
    Totally Barbados: Touring Central Barbados
    Coddington Nurseries - Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
    Derek St. Romaine - Garden photographer.
    Fair View Nurseries - Fair View Plantation, St. George.
    Farley Fern, Adiantum tenerum 'Farleyense'.
    Flower Forest - Highway 2, Richmond, St.Joseph. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. (246-433-8152)
    Garden Exposures Photo Library - Andrea Jones
    Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary - Closed. "Regrettably, the Government of Barbados continues to ignore the 6,000 signature petition calling for creation of the 240-acre Graeme Hall National Park, and has instead re-classified most of the lands at Graeme Hall for residential and commercial development."
    Hunte's Gardens - St. Joseph. Created by Anthony Hunte. (See photograph taken by Margaret Vail Anderson on 9 January 2010.) The garden is described in Bloomin' Good Tales: Barbados Legend Cultivates Wit and Whimsy in His Gardens, Toronto Star, 6 December 2009.
    Joe's River Tropical Rainforest - St. Joseph. 85 acres of woodlands overseen by the National Conservation Commission
    Laughing Waters - St. James. Also known as 'Gatwick'. Designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd for John Magnier.
    National Conservation Commission - Lists public gardens
    Orchid World - Groves, St. George, on Highway 3B, between Gun Hill and St. John's Church. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Formerly a chicken farm
    Pentas Gardens - Trents, St. James
    Tropical Blooms Flower Farm - Lush Life Nature Resort, Suriname, St. Joseph. Specilizes in anthurium flowers.
    Welchman Hall Gully - St. Thomas. Property of the Barbados National Trust. Provides a list of 650 species of flowering plants found wild in Barbados.


    Genealogies of Barbados families By James C. Brandow. "Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, there was a continuous flow of settlers from Barbados to virtually every point on the Atlantic seaboard, with the result that many families in America today trace their origins in the New World first to Barbados. Records of Barbados families exist in a variety of places and indeed a great many have been written up and published in the turn-of-the-century journal Caribbeana and The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society.This present work contains every article pertaining to family history ever published in these journals.The combined articles, reprinted here in facsimile, range from conventional genealogies and pedigrees to will abstracts and Bible records and refer to some 15,000 persons, all of whom are listed in the index."


    Bestselling Tony Blair Goes House-hunting in Barbados - By Andrew Alderson, Telegraph, 29 August 2010. "One of the locations the couple are said to favour is Apes Hill, where some 200 upmarket homes are being built on prime location land about 1,000 feet above sea level." See also Blair admits his Barbados break by James S. Kirkup, The Scotsman, 23 August 2005
    Barbados Labour Party
    Barbados Labour Party Blog
    Democratic Labour Party
    Coastal Zone Management Unit
    Coastal Maps
    Barbados Ministry of Foreign Trade
    Barbados National Trust - See Open House schedule
    Barbados Tourism Authority
    Branford Taitt
    Caribbean Basin Agriculture - U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Caribbean Basin HRI Food Service Sector Eastern Caribbean Region Report 2007 - Global Agriculture Information Network, GAIN Report no. C17001. Prepared by Kay Logan, Agricultural Marketing Assistant.
    Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO)
    Embassy of the United States of America: Barbados and Eastern Caribbean - Wildey Business Park, Wildey, St. Michael, BB 14006
    Organization of American States - Members include Barbados
    U.S. Department of State Background Notes: Barbados
    Government of Barbados
    Prime Minister
    Governor General
    Senate - Senator Rev. Peter Millington has resigned
    Constitution and Administration
    Government of Barbados: Cabinet
    Ministry of Agriculture
    Bullens Agricultural Station
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
    Barbados' Missions and Consulates Abroad
    Foreign Missions in Barbados
    Barbados Socio-Economic Data: 2009 Pocket Statistics: Vol: II - 136 page pdf document published August 2009 by the Research and Planning Unit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Empowerment, Innovation, Trade, Industry and Commerce.
    Barbados Ministry of Tourism
    Official Documents - "Official reference facility for Command and departmentally sponsored House of Commons Papers. From May 2005 onwards, all Command Papers and House of Commons Papers, as well as Key Departmental Papers, are available for free on the site in PDF format."
    Top Tips for Visitors to Barbados - "Do not wear camouflage. Any form of camouflage is not allowed to be worn while in Barbados."
    Barbados Supreme Court
    Law Library
    Decisions / Judgements
    Royal Barbados Police Force - Has information on Luke Bjerkhamn
    UK in Barbados - British High Commission.
    UK Parliament
    Vector Control Unit - for information about fogging and the aedes aegypti mosquito


    Barbados Ministry of Health
    Bayview Hospital - St Paul's Ave, Bayville, St. Michael (246-436-5446). " Privately owned and operated facility, with 7 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms, has been operational since 1989 and was born out of a desire to provide Barbadians, our Caribbean neighbours and visitors from further afield with private medical care."
    FMH Emergency Centre - No. 4A, 3rd Avenue, Belleville, St. Michael (246-228-6120 and 6121)
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Martindales Road, St. Michael (246-436-6450)
    Polyclinics - There are eight of these government-run, largely daytime, health centres for routine health ailments. See Polyclinic to open in 2012, Barbados Advocate, 10/8/2011.
    Sandy Crest Medical Centre (246-419-4911)


    American Philosophical Society - "This country's first learned society, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years." Founded by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1743.
    Library - "Houses over 350,000 volumes and bound periodicals, eleven million manuscripts, 250,000 images, and thousands of hours of audio tape".
    MOLE - Manuscripts Online. A search for Barbados as a subject retrieves a record in the Benjamin Franklin Papers Part 9 - Letters to Franklin: Steele, Joshua. Kendal's Plantation in Barbados (not digitized)
    British History Online - Search for Barbadoes
    Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 5: 1661-1668 - Edited by W. Noel Sainsbury, 1880. Covers the whole period 1661-1668. America and West Indies - January 1661 to December 1668.s
    Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 5-1661-1668 - August 1661
    British Museum
    Museum Libraries and Archives - Search the Catalog and the Collection Database for Barbados, Sugar Industry and Trade, Sugar Trade, Slavery, Colonisation, Plantations
    Papers of Edward D'Oyley, Governor of Jamaica (MSS 12423, 12410, 12411)
    18C British Official Parliamentary Publications
    Association for Caribbean Historians - 42nd Annual Conference, Amaryllis Beach Resort, Barbados, May 9-13, 2010.
    The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record - By Jerome S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite Jr.
    The Civil War in Barbados - By Karl Watson
    The Barbados - Cumbria connection - 26 minute audio. Belinda Artingstoll
    Dorset's hidden black history - "Listen to Louisa Parker talk to BBC Dorset's Claire Price about Dorset's hidden black history." "The Drax family at Charborough near Poole made their fortune from the seventeenth century sugar plantations and rum trade." Louisa Adjoa Parker.
    Barbados Museum and Historical Society - St. Ann's Garrison, St. Michael
    Cavaliers of the Caribbean - by Matthew Parker, History Today, July 2011, Vol. 61, Issue 7, p26-31, 6p. "Discusses the eventual extension of the English Civil War to the British colony of Barbados in the mid-seventeenth tcentury. Emphasis is given to the role of Royalist brothers Humphrey Walrond and Edward Walrond in fomenting violence between previously peaceful Royalist and Parliamentarian, or Roundhead, factions in the colony. The author notes that the violence in Barbados heavily influenced the development of strict colonial trade regulations in Great Britain. Roundhead leader James Drax is also mentioned."
    English Short Title Catalog 1473-1800 - "The English Short-Title Catalog (ESTC) is a vast database designed to include a bibliographic record, with holdings, of every surviving copy of letterpress produced in Great Britain or any of its dependencies, in any language, worldwide, from 1473-1800. In order to increase access to these items, we include references to microfilm, digital, and other facsimile versions. All of our records are fully searchable online. The ESTC is the joint effort of the British Library, the American Antiquarian Society, the ESTC/NA, and our many contributing libraries throughout the world." Also accessible via University of California. A search for Barbadoes retrieves over 200 results including:
    The barbadoes packet; containing several original papers: giving an account of the most material transactions that have lately happened in a certain part of the West-Indies. In a letter from a gentleman of the said island to his friend in London.
    George Washington House - George Washington visited Barbados in November 1751-72. See The Daily Journal of Major George Washington in 1751-2, Kept while on a Tour from Virginia to the Island of Barbadoes, with his invalid Brother, Maj. Lawrence Washington, full-text via HathiTrust. Search the George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741 through 1799. The Diaries of George Washington. Vol. 1. Donald Jackson, ed.; Dorothy Twohig, assoc. ed. The Papers of George Washington. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1976.--Voyage to Barbados 1751--52. (pp. 24-117). "GW delighted in the novelty of his surroundings. He developed a taste for the "avagado Pair," the "Pine Apple," and other tropical fruits."
    HathiTrust - "Partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide" On 13 October 2011, a full-text search, with full-view, for Barbados retrieved 72,127 items. To locate primary sources it helps to use alternative spellings (Barbadoes, Caribbee, Charibee, Carybe, plantacions, Weft Indies etc.)
    Jerome S. Handler - "This website brings together a selected list of my publications which have appeared since the early 1960's in widely scattered sources. These publications treat a variety of topics dealing with slavery in Barbados and the Atlantic World as well as some aspects of production activities in modern rural Barbados."
    National Archives - UK.
    Narrative of General Venables - With an Appendix of Papers Relating to the Expedition to the West Indies and the Conquest of Jamaica, 1654-1655. Edited for the Royal Historical Society by C. H. Firth. Longmans, Green, 1900, 180 pages. Google Books (digitized copy of the book owned by the Library of the University of California, Berkeley). Search for Barbadoes. "At a Council of Warr held at the Indian Bridge Town in the Barbadoes, March 18th, 1654, to consider the wants of the Army were present Major General [James] Hanes [Haines, Heynes, or Heane "ardent Puritan": p. xviii] Coll. [Richard] Fortescue, Coll. [Anthony] Buller, Coll. [Lewis] Morris [Barbadian planter], Coll. [Andrew] Carter and Coll. [Edward] Doyly. (p.11) According to the editor, based on the account of Lieut.-Col. Francis Barrington (7th Rep. Hist. MSS. Comm. p. 574), 3,000 to 4,000 men were raised in Barbados (pp. xxiv). Henry Whistler's Journal of The West India Expedition is in the British Museum. 'Sloane MS.' 3926.
    Edwards, Bryan. History, Civil and Commercial. Search for it in Google Books. Book III ,Chapter 1, p. 316-351, is on Barbados.
    New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids - "Oldest scholarly journal on the Caribbean."
    Changing sugar technology and the labour nexus in the British Caribbean, 1750-1900, with special reference to Barbados and Jamaica - By Richard B. Sheridan, New West Indian Guide, Vol 63, No 1&2 (1989).
    Escaping slavery in a Caribbean plantation society: marronage in Barbados, 1650s-1830s - By Jerome S. Handler, New West Indian Guide, Vol 71, No 3&4 (1997).
    Experiments in Indenture: Barbados and the Segmentation of Migrant Labor in the Caribbean 1863-1865 - By Laurence Brown, New West Indian Guide, Vol 79, No 1&2 (2005).
    Family Narratives and Migration Dynamics: Barbadians to Britain by Mary Chamberlain, New West Indian Guide, Vol 69, No 3&4 (1995).
    Impact of Panama Money in Barbados in the Early Twentieth Century - By Bonham Richardson, K. Dhanda Vol 59, No 1&2 (1985).
    Labor and place in Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad: a search for a comparative unified field - By K. Dhanda, New West Indian Guide, vol. 75 no.3&4 (2001) pp. 229-256.
    Slave medicine and Obeah in Barbados, circa 1650 to 1834 - By Jerome S. Handler, New West Indian Guide, Vol 74, No 1&2 (2000).
    Slave Revolts and Conspiracies in Seventeenth-century Barbados - By Jerome S. Handler, New West Indian Guide, Vol 56, No 1&2 (1982).
    Turning coo-coo - By Richard Price and Sally Price, New West Indian Guide, Vol 70, No 1&2 (1996). "Lise Winer offers a number of Trinidad and Tobago expressions that allude to coo-coo, including: "Boy, you coo-coo burn" ("You are in trouble"), "Your coo-coo cook this time" ("You are finished, ruined"), and "Me and he coo-coo doan soak" ("We don't get along well").
    What Price Sugar? Land, Labor, and Revolution - By Daniel C. Littlefield, New West Indian Guide, Vol 81, No 1&2 (2007). (Abstract only).
    Making of America
    The ordeal of free labor in the British West Indies by William Grant Sewell (1829-1862) - See Chapters I through VII (pp. 9-74)
    Oxford Digital Library
    Cobbett's Parliamentary History
    Transatlantic sketches in the West Indies, South America, Canada, and the United States - By Greville John Chester, London, Smith, Elder & co., 1869. Chapters IV through VIII describe Barbados. (Library of Congress, American Memory, American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920. Describing the white population:
    "In person the typical 'Bim' is small, ill-knit and mean-looking. Unaccustomed to any kind of athletic exercise his muscular development is imperfect. The face is commonly longer and the hair thinner and straighter than in England. In figure he is either thin, or disposed to podginess, the 'golden mean' being rare. H. N. Coleridge, in his amusing Letters from the West Indies, has celebrated the 'freckled, ditchwater faces' of the inhabitants. The description is apt, but it scarcely conveys an adequate idea of the colour, which is thick and corpse-yellow, as well as being abundantly bespattered with freckles."(p. 85)
    National Archives - A search for Barbados retrieves over 23,000 results. The same search in Documents Online

    History Books

    Alleyne, W. and Henry Fraser. Barbados Carolina Connection - MacMillan, 1989.
    Behind the Smile: the Working Lives of Caribbean Tourism - By George Gmelch, Indiana University Press, 2003. Google Books provides a preview.
    British Slave Emancipation: the Sugar Colonies and the Great Experiment, 1830-1865 - By William A. Green, Oxford University Press, 1991.
    Combermere School and the Barbadian Society - by Keith A.P. Sandiford and Earle H. Newton, University of West Indies Press, 1995.
    Englishmen Transplanted: the English Colonization of Barbados, 1627-1660 - By Larry Dale Gragg, Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780199253890.
    Little England: Plantation Society and Anglo-Barbadian Politics, 1627-1700 - By Gary A. Puckrein, New York University Press, 1984.
    Ordnance Map of Barbados, 1:50,000, available to order from Edward Stanford, 12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP, email
    The Parish Behind God's Back: the changing culture of rural Barbados - By George and Sharon Gmelch, University of Michigan Press, 1997. "This book explores the village world of St. Lucy, Barbados - a relatively remote parish about twenty miles north of Bridgetown, the capital. The Gmelches, cultural anthropologists at Union College, New York, have taken U.S. students to live in St. Lucy households for summer fieldwork since 1983. The book, which incorporates many student observations, provides "a contemporary ethnographic portrait of rural Barbados today and its connections to the outside world" (p. x) and is written with students in mind. It is easy to read, and represents a useful addition to Caribbean literature." Parish Behind God's Back book review by Olwyn M. Blouet, New West Indian Guide, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, 72:3-4,1998, p.327.
    Plantation Slavery in Barbados: An Archaeological and Historical investigation - By Jerome S. Handler, Harvard University Press, 1978.
    The Quaker community on Barbados: challenging the culture of the planter class by Larry Gragg, University of Missouri Press, 2009.
    Sweet Negotiations: Sugar, Slavery,and Plantation Agriculture in Early Barbados - By Russell R. Menard, University of Virginia Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780813925400. Russell Menard's new book shows how attention to detail, frequenting the archives, and consulting local sources can discredit long-held historical verities and change the way scholars assess historical relationships....[he] rejects the notion of a so-called 'sugar revolution' in Barbados (the long-held explanation for social transformation of the island), denies that the Dutch funded the economic changes taking place, disproves the assumption that the local economy was in decline before the advent of sugar, and reassess the relationship among sugar, slavery, and plantation agriculture. Many of the ideas he calls into question have been the staple of histories of European overseas expansion for decades..." (Daniel C. Littlefield, Journal of Social History, Summer 2009, pp.1047-1049).
    The Unappropriated People: Freedmen in the Slave Society of Barbados - By Jerome S. Handler, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974.

    Horse Racing

    Barbados Turf Club - Garrison Savannah. "Regulates and promotes horse racing in Barbados."
    Melnyk: One of the Wealthiest by Tony Best, Nation News, October 29, 2011. Eugene Melnyk and his wife Laura own the Melnyk Racing Stables Inc. and Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Florida. "He has ensured that all of his race horses and breeding operations have Barbados connections. For instance, his 2004 sprinter Speightstown won the 2004 Breeder's Cup sprint; Marchfield took the 2007 Breeders Stakes; Tweedside captured the Coaching Club Oaks' while such horses as Bishop Court, Harmony Lodge, Fisher Pond, Lodge Hill and Graeme Hall were top performers, carrying names of well-known places in Barbados. That's not all. His racing colours are blue and gold, the national colours of both Barbados and the Ukraine." The Breeders Cup web site has biographies of Eugene and Laura Melnyk. In the Caribbean Court of Justice see Judgements for the Appeal from the Court of Appeal of Barbados CCJ Application No AL 7 of 2011 between Barbados Turf Club (Applicant) and Eugene Melynk (Respondent) [2011] CCJ 14 (AJ).


    Derek St. Romaine - Garden photographer. See his Barbados in Bloom: Tropical Gardens and Plants
    Barbados set by Tuxable April 2008
    Harrison College - Keith Clarke
    Johnathan Farmer Photography - Collections include landscape photographs of Barbados.
    Photos by Alex
    Cave Bay
    Abandoned Plantation House
    Abandoned Windmill
    Barclay Beach
    Holetown Hole
    View from Animal Flower Caves
    TNT Barbeque Hut
    No Helmets
    Field of Bulls
    Down at the Cliffs
    Very Wet
    Swan Avenue - Bridgetown
    No Baggy Pants
    Silver Sands - No Surf
    This House Guarded by Shotgun
    Balcony in the Middle of Nowhere
    View from Baker Plantation Looking West
    Road Repair
    Life Magazine Photo Archive - Via Google.
    Exterior of the Bonanza Department Store - Bridgetown, Barbados. By Eliot Elisofon, May, 1946
    Towering palm trees line dirt road as they dwarf a native family traveling on foot - Barbados. By Eliot Elisofon, May, 1946
    Uniformed guard standing outside The George Washington House in were George Washington supposedly slept in 1854 - Bridgetown, Barbados. By Eliot Elisofon, May 1946.
    Sir Grantley H. Adams - Photography by Grey Villet, March 1958.
    YouTube - Check out the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association videos:
    Barbados Life Lessons - What Locals Know
    Barbados Life Lessons - Wukking Up
    Barbados Life Lessons - Liming
    Barbados Life Lessons - Night Life
    Barbados Life Lessons - Bajan Food
    Barbados Life Lessons - Beaches
    Barbados Life Lessons - Perspective
    Barbados Life Lessons - Rum Punch
    Yale Digital Content - "Search 1,500,000 records; 250,000 digital assets from across Yale's collections."
    A Bird's Eye View of the Island of Barbados (c 1694) - by Isaac Sailmaker, ca. 1633-1721, Dutch, active in Britain (from the 1640s)
    A new & exact map of the island of Barbadoes in America: according to an actual & accurate survey made in the years 1717 to 1721 - By William Mayo, engraved by Iohn Senex, 1722.


    Caribbean Court of Justice
    Judgements - Contains Appeal from the Court of Appeal of Barbados CCJ Application No AL 7 of 2011 between BARBADOS TURF CLUB APPLICANT and EUGENE MELNYK RESPONDENT [2011] CCJ 14 (AJ)


    Archives of Wales
    Barbados Department of Archives - Black Rock, St. Michael (424-1270).
    Barbados National Archives - Lazaretto, St. Michael
    Bodleian Library of Commonwealth - University of Oxford.
    Papers of the Codrington Family
    British Library - Portland MSS, Sloane MS
    Bureau of Library, Museum & Archeological Service - 23 Dronnigens Gade, St. Thomas, 00802
    Caribbean Library and Information News (CARIB LIN)
    HathiTrust - "Partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide." On 13 October 2011, a full-text search, with full-view, for Barbados retrieved 72,127 items. To locate primary sources it helps to use alternative spellings (Barbadoes, Caribbee, Charibee, Carybe, plantacions, Weft Indies etc.). A full-text search, with full-view, for Barbados Codrington retrieved 6,455 items. You can create your own collections - see the Barbados collection.
    John Carter Brown Library - Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
    Image Collection
    Mundus: Gateway to Missionary Collections in the United Kingdom - "Guide to more than four hundred collections of overseas missionary materials held in the United Kingdom. These materials, comprising the archives of British missionary societies, collections of personal papers, printed matter, photographs, other visual materials and artefacts, are held in a large number of libraries, record offices and other institutions in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales."
    National Library of Jamaica
    National Library Service
    Public Records Office - London
    Senate House Libraries - University of London.
    West India Committee: Acquired Papers - "The West India Committee was formed in the 18th century by a permanent association of London merchants engaged in the West Indian trade, and absentee owners of West Indian estates who lived in London and its environs. The interests of both planters and merchants appear to have been first joined on a permanent basis in 1775: before then, the two groups tended to promote their separate interests except on occasions when their usually different priorities became united. The Committee acted as a pressure group for West Indian interests, principally in the support of the sugar and rum trades and, in the first decades of its existence, in opposition to the abolition of the slave trade and then slavery. Although the campaign against slavery eventually won the day, the West India Committee did manage to secure improved compensation terms for the planters and merchants it represented. Following the abolition of slavery in 1834, and a short period of virtual inactivity, the Committee shifted its work firstly towards the encouragement of immigrant labour from India, China and Africa (to replace the emancipated slave labour), and then to opposing the removal of preferential sugar duties for West Indian sugar. Later in the 19th century, although a more diversified range of produce was being developed, cane sugar still remained a significant element of the West Indian economy and there were further moves to support its success against the new threat of beet sugar which was now being grown in Europe."
    William Hewitt papers
    Newton family papers 1680-1920 - "The earliest mention of the activities of the Newton family in Barbados dates from 1654, when Samuel Newton acquired his first piece of property in the Christ Church parish on the island." See related papers
    Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestry


    Atlantis Hotel - Tent Bay, St. Josephy. George Lamming stayed here. See interview with owner Andrew Warden
    Barbados Eco Lodge - Andrea and Graham Reeves-Law, Mellows Hill, St Joseph.
    Bon Vivant Villa - Sandy Lane
    Cobblers Cove - Speightstown. Relais & Chateaux property
    Coral Reef Club
    Elegant Villas
    FitzGerald's Vacation Rentals - Crane's Beach, St. Phillip. $1700 weekly.
    Fustic House - St. Lucy. Once owned by Robert Graves's brother, Charles
    Glenville Gardens - Brownes Gap, Hastings, Christ Church
    Hotel PomMarine - Run by the Hospitality Institute of the Barbados Community College.
    House on Payne's Bay
    Hummingbird House - Bottom Bay, St Philip. Owned by Amanda and Maurice (see reviews From December 16, 2011 to April 15, 2012 the rental is $1,250 per week.
    Little Arches Hotel - Christ Church boutique hotel.
    Little Good Harbour - Shermans, St. Peters. Andrew Warden. Fish Pot Restaurant.
    Lone Star Hotel - Holetown, St. James
    Lush Life Nature Resort - St. Joseph. Run by Tom Hinds
    New Edgewater Hotel - Bathsheba, St. Joseph
    Cliffside Restaurant
    Ocean Club - Scenes from Casiono Royale were shot here
    Peach and Quiet - Inch Marlow, Christ Church (246-428-5682). Owned and run by Adrian and Margaret Loveridge. Hotelier bowing out by Marlon Madden, Nation News, April 13, 2012. "If it does not get a buyer within the next seven months, the Peach And Quiet Hotel in Inch Marlow, Christ Church, could close its doors by year-end. This is according to Adrian Loveridge, co-owner of the 24-year-old multiple award-winning South Coast property, who told Barbados Business Authority that since the hotel went on the market six months ago, five people have expressed serious interest in purchasing it "but the economic climate is such that very few people are investing in hotels at the moment".
    "This year, we decided we will close on April 17 and continue to maintain the property. Usually we would close at that time and then reopen, but we will close April 17 and maintain the property until a buyer comes along and if not by November, then we will close permanently," he said in a telephone interview.
    Sandpiper Hotel - Holetown, St. James
    Sea-U Guesthouse - Tent Bay, Bathsheba, St. Joseph
    Settlers' Beach Hotel
    Sugar Ridge - St. Peter. US $10,000.00 per month. "Exclusive residence in a discrete location, comprising a 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home with a separate 1-bedroom en suite."
    Sweetfield Manor - Brittons New Road, St. Michael. (246-429-8356 or 246-825-0050)
    Tamarind Cove - Paynes Bay
    Treasure Beach
    Villa Nova - St. John. Origiinally owned by Sir Anthony Eden, later a luxury resort, now closed.
    SunBeach: Accomodations - See Annabells


    Navigation on Barbados is not easy. Road signs are a rarity. If you get off the major highways, maps, actually multiple maps, are a necessity. The free tourist guide distributed all over the island - Barbados in a Nutshell - is accompanied by a decent map (the Digicel Barbados Road Map) and rental car agencies will also have maps but they don't have much detail. It's best to arrive with a map in hand. Google Maps is also helpful

    Globetrotter Travel Map: Barbados - Scale 1:41 000. Also available through New Holland Publliishers (UK) and Globe Pequot Press (Connecticut) US$8.95.
    Insight Map Barbados - 1:67 500. Laminated.
    Barbados Road Map - Published by Berndtson & Berndtson. 1:60 000. Laminated.
    Ordnance Map of Barbados - 1:50,000, available to order from Edward Stanford, 12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP, email You can also purchase this map in Barbados at the Lands and Surveys Department on the Ground Floor East of Warrens Office Complex, Warrens St. Michael (246-310-2011).


    Bayley's Plantation - St. Philip. "Dates back to 1719 and it was here that Barbados most significant slave revolt took place. Currently the property is owned by Eddy Grant, musician, producer and record label owner who has hosted many famous music stars."
    Thompson, Jody. Get your winter music fix at the Barbados Music Festival, Mirror, 29 December 2009. Mentions Jae Johansen, Red Star Lion.
    Bilby, Kenneth. A Caribbean Musical Enigma: Barbados, Caribbean Studies, 36 no2, pp. 236-40 July/December 2008. Review of 29 minute film directed by Ola Balogun. The Cinema Guild, 1997. "There appear to be only two, closely related local performance traditions whose credentials as major indigenous forms are beyond dispute. The first is the tuk band--a type of marching band similar to the fife and drum ensembles found more widely in the Anglophone Caribbean (Meredith 2003). The second is the Landship--a kind of friendly society that organizes staged "naval maneuvers" along with marching, music, and dance (with music typically provided by tuk bands) (Burrowes 2005). While these two traditions receive virtually no coverage in the film, they have come to occupy a place of central importance for Barbadian cultural theorists, no doubt partly because they are indisputably indigenous to the island (Best 1999:9-20).... Among the Caribbean's many ironies--and one that escapes this film entirely--is that over the last decade and a half or so, Barbados, though often found musically wanting in the past in comparison to some of its Caribbean neighbors, has risen to become one of the region's musical powerhouses. Not only is it home today to a thriving calypso tradition (and a number of highly creative and successful individual recording artists), but it has produced several internationally-known jazz musicians and pop artists. Most significantly, drawing on soca and a wide variety of other Caribbean and other musical influences, a few Barbadian dance bands and recording artists--among them Krosfyah, Square One, and Coalishun--have pioneered an eclectic and highly innovative pop sound that has had a tremendous impact in the Eastern Caribbean and beyond." See 'preview' in Project Muse.
    Eddy Grant - Based in Barbados since 1982. Lives on the historic Bayley's Plantation in St. John. See Ice Records: Eddy Grant. You can hear his hit Electric Avenue at My Space: Eddy Grant.
    Who is to blame in one country
    Never can get to the one
    Dealin' in multiplication
    And they still can't feed everyone

    News & Opinion

    Bajan Reporter - "Imparting opinions and uncovering Barbadian and/or Caribbean happenings that don't ordinarily make most local or Caribbean newscasts... "
    Barbados Advocate - Daily
    Glittering crowd at exhibition by former Beatles wife - by Khalil Goodman, 30 December 2009. "In the heyday of British rock, Patti's [Boyd] photography documented the performances, parties and lives of Harrison, Clapton and friends including Paul and Linda McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, The Who, Cream and more, capturing a warmth and intimacy reflecting her relationships with her subjects."
    Barbados Free Press
    Barbados Forum
    Barbados Gazette
    Barbados in Focus - Keith Clarke
    BGIS Media
    Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation
    Caribbean Herald
    Caribbean Journal
    Caribbean News Agency
    Caribbean World News
    Gospel FM 97.5
    Grenada Broadcast
    Mix 96.9 FM
    Jamaica Observer
    The Souse
    Hold On Obama Will Deliver - Black Belly sheep farmer Vincent Layne's song Hold On is a tribute to President Barack Obama. "The whole world depend on America."
    Planet Barbados - See also Planet Barbados - Jane Shattuck Hoyos
    Swizzle Radio
    FM 92.1 - BBC, Bridgetown
    Business Monday: Sugar burden by Jewel Brathwaite, 13 September 2010. The Barbados Agricultural Manage-ment Company (BAMC) was $232.6 million in debt at the end of the 2009 financial year. "Many of the HIPs [Heavily Indebted Plantations] were able to discharge their debt burden through the sale of land for development purposes."
    Development of Barbados clearly visible by Tanya Lightbourne, 25 August 2010.
    In many ways it is very interesting to note the divide between political supports for the two political parties in Barbados. You tend to find that the support base of the current governing Democratic Labour Party (DLP) tends to be more urban, having been the party that delivered Independence and brought Barbados into a level of modern economy. But the Barbados Labour party (BLP), which had their origin through the Workers' Union, from basically the sugar establishment, tends to have a stronger set of support as you go into the rural areas,” stated Minister Sinckler.
    Nation News
    Slice of Bajan Life: Park Alive with Culture - by Wendell Callender.
    The presence of Marion Hart and her daughter Makeda in a booth which epitomised Bajan food products spoke to the continuation of a family tradition of promoting local produce. The old-fashioned sugar cake - brown and pink - and the fishcakes mixed with split peas packaged in a sachet labelled Hart's Exotic Bajan Fishcakes held more than their share of attention. In fact, they drew us to the booth. Other products on display, all either created or actually produced by the Hart family under the label Seven of Harts, included chutney, jellies and jams of local fruit like guava, cherry, mango and golden apple. Tamarind balls, gooseberry preserve and papaya sticks were also displayed. The juices, tucked away in an ice box, also bore the same indigenous stamp. The choice of juices included carambola, mango, guava, tamarind, passion fruit, gooseberry and golden apple. Coconut punch and ginger beer also took their place in this wide array of beverages.
    Watson: Save Scotland District - August 25, 2010. Dr Karl Watson, historian, archaelogist and President of the Barbados National Trust, quoted at a lecture delivered a (Urbanisation vs. The Countryside: Barbados Becomes a City State). Also avaialble on one page print version.
    "The Scotland District is the last frontier that the real estate barons of this island are going to target, and not only are they going to target it, but they are going to actively develop it," he warned...
    Milking goats' sweets by Melissa Rollock, Nation News, 20 November 2009.
    Notes from a Small Rock - Ingrid Persaud.
    Living in Barbados
    Bajan Reporter - Formerly Bajan Reporter
    Barbados Underground
    dt>The Trident: Bimshire Chronicles
    Trinidad Express
    Trinidad Guardian
    VOB FM - Voice of Barbodos 92.9 FM

    Places to Go

    Agapey Chocolate Factory - Bridgetown (246-426-8505)
    Arbib Nature & Heritage Trail
    Archer's Bay - St. Lucy. See Youtube
    Ayshford Rare Bird Park
    Barbados Turf Club - Garrison Savannah. "Regulates and promotes horse racing in Barbados."
    Barbados Wildlife Reservation - St. Farley Hill, St Peter.
    Bath Falls - See photo by Stephen Mendes, 24 May 2009.
    Bell Point
    Barbados Boardwalk - Hastings. Eat at Tapas, Dolce Gelato.
    Boscobel - St. Andrew
    Carlisle Bay - Good for snorkeling
    Cave Bay - See specatular photo by Alex.
    Chancery Lane or Chancellory Lane Swamp - The beach has wonderful driftwood and assorted flotsam.
    Cherry Tree Hill - Boscobel, St. Andrew
    Chimp Marshalls
    Codrington College - St. John
    Coles Road, near Ragged Point. Marsh and ponds
    Congo Road Shooting Swamp - Bird habitat. Hunting ends in mid-October.
    Congor Bay Wilderness - See photo by Stephen Mendes, 25 May 2009
    Consett Bay - St. John
    Cove Bay - "Not easy to get to, often involving driving through a field maneuvering around several cows, sheep and goats." See photo 1 and Photo 2 by Stephen Mendes
    Dodds Prison - Dodds Plantation, St. Philip. Also known as HMP Dodds, is maintained by the Barbados Correction Maintenance Corporation
    Dunscombe - St. Thomas
    Farley Hill National Park
    Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve - Public park - good for snorkeling
    Fosters Swamp
    Gay's Cove Beach
    Gibbs Bay
    Ginger Bay - St. Philip
    Glendairy Prison - former prison in Station Hill, St. Michael
    Goat House Bay - near Rockfield corner and St. Clement's Village
    Golden Grove Plantation House - Thicket, St. Philip. From Six Cross Roads, St. Philip, take Highway 5 east. About 3.5 km later, turn left toward the St. Philip District Hospital and Sanford. At the 'T' junction, go right and follow this road for about 2 km. look for Golden Grove on the right. See History. Florence Evelyn Smith Daysh was born here on 2 March 1908.
    Grenada Hall National Forest
    Groves Agricultural Station - St. George
    West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station - "One of the two oldest (Java being the other one) sugar cane breeding institutions in the world, with a continuous breeding programme since the rediscovery of seedlings in Barbados in 1888."
    Gun Hill Signal Station
    Hackleton's Cliff
    Hastings Rocks
    Holders House - Once the plantation house of the vast Black Rock Estate. From Highway 1, turn inland up Holders Hill and pass the entrance to the polo pitch on your left. Holders entrance is next on the left./dt>
    Ilaro Court - St. Michael. Official residence of the Prime Minister of Barbados./dt>
    Jack In The Box Gully - Walkes Spring Plantation, Jack-in-the-Box Gully, St. Thomas, Barbados. Seven ziplines carries a rider across tree tops high above the eco-system of the gully. $75 Aerial Trek Zipline Adventure, Barbados./dt>
    Joe's River Tropical Rainforest - St. Joseph. 85 acres of woodlands overseen by the National Conservation Commission/dt>
    Lascelles House - From Holetown, turn inland at St. James Methodist Church. The house is about 1/5 mile up this road in Lascelles Cul de Sac.
    Little Bay
    Long Swamp
    Malvern Great House - St. John. Currently occupied by the Barbados Natural Healing Centre for Complementary Medicine
    Maycocks Bay - Port St. Charles near Cement Plant
    Martin's Bay - Fishing village
    Monkey Jump Crevice
    Morgan Lewis Beach - "The area south from Chandler Bay to Green Pond offers some of the most remote places on the island. The view form Morgan Lewis Beach is of totally unexploited wilderness. Check out the view from Paul's Point." (Explore Barbados by Harry S. Pariser, p.152) You can walk to it from Boscobel.
    Mt. Hillaby
    Mt. Stepney
    Morgan Lewis - St. Joseph
    Newton Slave Burial Ground - Christ Church
    North Point
    Paul's Point
    Paynes Bay
    Pico Teneriffe - St Joseph/St Peter.
    St. John's Wood - Scotland district
    St. Nicholas Abbey - Makes its own rum
    Six Men's Bay and Moon Town - St. Lucy. Moontown is the fishing village in Half Moon Fort, St. Lucy. It is owned by the Parliamentary Representative for St. Lucy, Dennis Kellman. Fish Pot Restaurant is nearby.
    Skeetes Bay - St. Phillip
    Speightstown - Once known as Little Bristol
    Spring Hall Swamp
    Sunbury Planatation House - St. Philip
    Springvale Folk Museum - Springvale, Highway 2, Baxters, St. Andrew (246-438-7011). Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday by appointment only. Here is the description provided by the Barbados Tourism Authority: "Nestled into the hills of the Scotland district, the Springvale manager's house has been converted into a unique museum that reveals the folkways of ordinary Barbadians in days gone by. Particular focus is on people in the Scotland District, and on survival strategies in the period between emancipation and the 1930s. Outdoors, a short nature walk leads through coconut and banana groves, vegetables and medicinal herbs, to a babbling brook shaded by creaking bamboo. A low-tech, personal, and utterly charming labor of love, this is owner-managed by a Bajan who takes heritage to heart." See also Things that Matter: Springvale Folk Museum by Henry S. Fraser, Barbados Advocate, November 6, 2011.
    Sweetfield Manor - Brittons Hill. built by Danish Virgin Islander, Waldemar Hanschell, founder of the shipping business now known as Hanschell Inniss.
    Tent Bay - St. Joseph
    Turner Hall Woods - St. Andrew. "Only remaining area of original pre-settlement vegetation."
    Walker's Beach - St. Joseph
    Welchman Hall Gully - St. Thomas. Property of the Barbados National Trust. Provides a list of 650 species of flowering plants found wild in Barbados. A Food and Farm Lover's Trail tour is also offered on which you will "have the opportunity to sample some local gastronomic delights from the community's best in the trade, including rum, ham cutters, fresh coconut water, freshly baked sweetbread and fresh herbs."
    Woodland Great House - Restored as a business venue by Damian McKinney and architect Tony Hoad.

    Plantation Houses

    Fifty-One Sugar Plantations in Chancery - The Sugar Cane, October 1, 1889. Hathi Trust Digital Library (original from New York Public Library). "The following list of sugar plantations, of the aggregate extend ot 9053 acres, and which are valued at £313.638 18s. 6d., are set down for sale at the Chancery Chambers, Bridgetown, and is taken from the Barbados Globe of August 15th."
    Barbados Estates - thebiznizdir
    Alleynedale - St Lucy (also known as Cabbage Tree Hall)
    Bagatelle Great House
    Balls Plantation - Christ Church. Home to the Barbados Horticultural Society
    Bayley's Plantation - St. Philip. "Dates back to 1719 and it was here that Barbados most significant slave revolt took place. Currently the property is owned by Eddy Grant, musician, producer and record label owner who has hosted many famous music stars."
    Bellevue Plantation - Waterford, St. Michael. Available through Realtors Limited. See flyer. Built between 1735 and 1750, it was known as "Anton Hall and was owned by such illustrious persons as the Downings, the Connells and the Collymores and the most recent previous owner Dr.Arno Treeloff."
    Bissex Plantation - St. Joseph. " Over 300 years of history are embedded in the walls and grounds of Bissex Plantation which was once the largest plantation on the island."(Caribbean Island Properties).
    Bleak House
    Brighton Great House
    Brighton Plantation - St. George
    Brittons Hill Plantation House - St. Michael. See Million Dollar Properties and Terra Caribbean
    Buckden House
    Bulkeley Plantation - St. George
    Byde Mill House - St. George. "One of the country's most sensitively restored heritage houses which harmoniously bonds a legacy of architectural and historical significance with the inimitable style of its owners. Located on a small knoll in the fertile St. George Valley, this magnificent three-storey coral stone plantation house nestles amidst imaginatively landscaped grounds surrounded by acres of whispering sugar cane. The parish boundaries of St. George, St. John and St. Philip meet in the middle of the garden and the property commands views of the island's south and south-east." For additional description and history see House 'By de Mill' rich in history.
    Cane Field
    Chimborazo - St. Joseph. Available through Realtors Limited.
    Cliff Plantation - St. John. For sale through Realtors Limited.
    Cliifton Hall Great House - St. John. Available through Harry Manning Associates. "Magnificent Plantation Great House was built in the 1600s and extended in 1810. The main house is constructed of coral stone block work and is two-storied with beautifully proportioned rooms and high ceilings. The adjoining older wing of this stately home is constructed mainly of rubble walls. The house is surrounded on three sides by an eight foot wide gallery, floored with original marble tiles."
    Codrington College
    Colleton House
    Drax Hall - (246-228-2893 and 228-2638)
    Easy Hall Plantation - St. Joseph (Caribbean Island Properties)
    Exchange Great House and Plantation - Available through Harry Manning Associates
    Francia Plantation - open to the public
    Holders - B9.
    Lamberts Plantation - St. Lucy. Available through Caribbean Island Properties
    Lascelles Great House - St. James. Now a rental villa
    Molyneux Plantation House - St. James
    Morgan - Lewis.
    Mullins Mill - St. Peter. How2Vacation
    New Castle
    Oughterson I9 - St. Philip Oughterson Villas
    Pollards Mill House - St. Phillip
    Porters Great House - Holetown, St. James. Available for rent via Altman Real Estate and Enchanging Hideaways
    St. Nicholas Abbey
    Springhead Plantation House - St. James. Available for rent. Weekly rates: May 1- December 14:$2,500; December 15-April 30: $4,000 (plus 7.5% tax). With car.
    Sunbury Plantation House
    Taitts Plantation House - Sion Hill, St. James. Available through Harry Manning Associates
    Todds Great House - St. John. Available for rent via Terra Caribbean
    Villa Nova
    Wildey Great House - Wildey, St. Michael. Headquarters of the Barbados National Trust.


    Altman Real Estate - Derricks, St James (246-432-0840).
    Sea Shell Beach House - Gibbes, St. Peter
    Atlantic Realty - #3 Kyro Business Complex, Rockley Terrace, Christ Church
    Bajan Services - Newton House, Battaleys, St Peter, Barbados (+1 246 422 2618)
    Mullins Mill - Mullins, St. Peter
    Leamington Cottage - St. Peter
    Tamarind Cottage - The Garden, St. James. Currently unavailable.
    Caribbean Island Properties
    Prudence House - Sandy Lane, St James. Weekly rental is US$3,200 (summer) and US$6,400 (winter). "Prudence is built of coral stone in the traditional Barbadian style and set in 3/4 of an acre of secluded tropical gardens. The large main garden and 45 foot long free form pool are surrounded by trees and shrubs offering total privacy." 150 yards from the beach via footpath between Colony Club and Glitter Bay hotels. Staff consists of a housekeeper/cook, maid and gardener. Once owned by Laura, Duchess of Marlborough.
    Groundswell Cottages - Bathsheba, St. Joseph. "Located in an elevated position in Bathsheba across from the renowned Soup Bowl, home of many international surfing competitions and a favourite spot for surfers from around the world."
    Hannah Properties
    Harry Manning Associates
    Island Gold Realty Ltd / Fairways Real Estate - Suite C, First Floor, Durants Business Centre, The Barbados Golf Club Christ Church. (246-420-8789, 435-7852, 435-7862
    Jennifer Alleyne, Ltd.
    Island Villas
    Knight Frank
    Realtors Limited
    Ron Karp Realty Ltd - Bridgetown
    Ronald Stoute & Sons Ltd. - St. Philip
    Terra Caribbean - Search for:
    Sweet Song, Christ Church
    Golden Ridge, St. George
    West Coast Villas


    Barbados Sea Turtle Project - University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus.
    Bellairs Research Institute - Holetown, St. James, Barbados. Tropical marine research lab of McGill University, Montreal named for Commander Carlyon Wilfroy Bellairs. Bellairs resided in Seabourne House. See publications. McGill offers a Barbados Field Study Semester. See also:
    HORROCKS, J. A. and N. M. SCOTT. 1991. Nest site location and nest success in the hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, in Barbados, West Indies. Marine Ecology Progress Series 69(1-2):1-8. J. Horrocks, McGill Univ., Bellairs Research Institute, St. James, Barbados.
    Turtle Tracking by Gerard Best
    McGill's Caribbean Campus by D.J. Donnelly & L Vyvey, MacDonald Reports, 2009.
    Oh for a semester in Barbados - By Douglas Candano, Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 20, 2009.
    Caribbean Quarterly - "one of the oldest periodicals in the English-speaking Caribbean. Regarded as the flagship publication of the University of the West Indies (UWI), it was launched by the then Department of Extra Mural Studies, UWI, in 1949, to be a platform from which research findings and general knowledge could be effectively disseminated within the campus and non-campus territories."
    Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) - Cave Hill, Barbados.
    School of Oriental and African Studies - University of London. Holds the Methodist Missionary Society Archives including:
    Memorials of the Rev. William J. Shrewsbury (London, 1868) by J. V. B. Shrewsbury.
    National Archives - Search for materials regarding the demolition of Methodist chapel. "Mr Jacob Belgrave 'a free man of colour of the highest respectability of character' willing to be interviewed on matters relating to Barbados, demolition of Wesleyan chapel."
    Bussa's Rebellion - 1816. Led by Bussa, a ranger at the Bayley plantation in St. Philip.
    The 'Arthur', journal by George Hingston, factor - 1677 Dec-1678 May. "Describing the voyage of the Arthur, commander Robert Doegood, from London to New Calabar River (Nigeria) to purchase Africans and thence to Barbados where the Africans were sold." [Transcription by Mike Breward, University of the West of England]. On 21 May 1678 "we had sight of the island of Barbadoss." [p.21] The next morning "wee anchord in Caleele [Carlisle] Bay in Barbadoss." Search for West Indian Papers. FitzHerbert of Tissington, D239, Derbyshire Record Office. Fitzherbert was owner of a Turner's Hall plantation in Barbados. The following description was written by Stacey Gee.
    This plantation was acquired by the Fitzherbert family in the 18th century. It covered 386 acres and was worked by 150-200 slaves. The sugar plantations of Barbados were rather different from those of Jamaica. The island is flatter, more densely settled, and its estates were smaller with much less wood and mountain land. Sugar planting in Barbados fell to a very low ebb in the later 18th century through drought and soil exhaustion, but then the situation was retrieved by a minor revolution in agricultural technique. Traditionally the plantations had grown little but sugar, and imported most of their food from Great Britain and North America, but then round about 1800 planters began to alternate food crops with sugar cane, and the result was a substantial improvement in yields and profits. This change occurs at Turner's Hall, although its effects are less striking than on some other Barbados plantations that I have looked at. The estate yielded about £1800 p.a. in the 1770s - about 15% on capital, very good by contemporary Barbados standards. They fall to about £1000 in the 1780s, but recover to about £1600 p.a. by the 1820s - no more than they had been in the 18th century, but with the low sugar prices of the time this represents a considerable improvement in efficiency. Apart from its improved agriculture Barbados also became noted for the care with which its slaves were treated. It was the only British sugar colony where they had begun to increase their numbers by natural reproduction before Emancipation in 1834 (Although at Turner's Hall deaths usually seem to have exceeded births, apparently because of the heavy rainfall and difficult soil of the Scotland district where it lay). It is believed that one of the reasons for this is the relatively low rate of absentee ownership in the colony - only about 30% of plantations belonged to absentees. Also the native white population was relatively large by West Indian standards. So most plantations were run by their owners - and probably they were on the whole more careful and humane than salaried employees - while the minority of absentee estates could be managed by local men. In either case the man in charge lived with his wife and family, and in Barbados one of the duties of the planter's wife was to help look after the slaves, the young children in particular. There are references to this in Fitzherbert's correspondence. In Jamaica on the other hand most estates belonged to absentees, and because the local white population was so small - and degenerate - managers were usually recruited from England or Scotland as young unmarried men. The result was much more miscegenation than in Barbados, and also much more brutality and neglect. Sir Henry Fitzherbert's policy of management in the 1820s seems to have been based on a recognition of these differences between the two colonies. My guess is that when he first inherited the Jamaican estates from Perrin he applied the standards with which he was familiar from his Barbados plantation and was shocked by what he found - the slovenly methods of cultivation, and the high depletion rate among the slaves, particularly at Blue Mountain. On his West Indian trip in 1825 he took with him from Barbados to Jamaica Charles Lewsey - and Mrs Lewsey - to be his new planting attorney. Their task was to introduce Barbados practices to Blue Mountain - working the slaves less hard, ending night work in the boiling house, better care for the children, etc Lewsey died after only two years in Jamaica, but he had managed to arouse considerable resentment with his innovations and impetuous manner.


    Cockspur Rum
    Foursquare Distillery - St. Philip. Richard L. Seale rum for Tommy Bahama (Golden Sun), Doorly's, Old Brigand, and St. Nicholas Abbey. Located in SE Barbados near Square Pond.
    Spiced Barbados Rum is "best spiced rum in the world, according to Dave Broom." Rum Sixty-Six. R.L. Seale & Co. Ltd., Christ Church
    West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRPSA)
    Mount Gay Rum - St. Lucy . Mount Gilboa is a "rich amber rum has aromas of citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of toffee and caramel and is triple-distilled, which makes it exceptionally smooth." See also Barbados' Famed Mount Gay Rum Gets a Redesign by Jared Paul Stern, October 3, 2010. "The new design also contains cues to the rum's nautical heritage. A legend dating from the 1600s relates that in order to prove passage across the Atlantic from Europe to the "New World," sailors were obliged to bring back a barrel of Barbados rum."
    Rum Punch - "One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak."
    Nicholson, Helen. True Rum Campaign offers a real taste of the Caribbean in Barbados, Mail Online, 26 August 2009. Read more about the True Rum Campaign
    Mellow Old Rums, Worthy of a Snifter, by Frank Prial, New York Times, July 9, 1997. "Light rums are not the ones connoisseurs prize. They prefer aged rums, made in old-fashioned pot stills and matured for years in oak barrels. The wood imparts both flavor and color, as it does for Cognac and Armagnac. Like them, rum is a brandy, but it is made from sugar cane, rather than grapes. Some producers, like Mount Gay in Barbados, label one of their blends just that way: sugar cane brandy."
    West Indies Rum Distillery - St. Michael. See also True Rum
    RL Seale distillery - St Phillip. Four Square Rum Distillery. Doorly's XO. Other West Indies rums include Angostura (Trinidad); Eldorado (Guyana); Chairman's Reserve (St. Lucia); English Harbour (Antiqua) - Worlds 10 Most Remarkable Rums 2006;


    Antiques of Barbados - Westview, Rock Hall, St. Thomas
    Banks Beer - Hard to find in the U.S. except in Florida.
    Bayside Collection - Sylvia Johnson. Hand painted pillows and decorative accessories.
    Book Source Online
    Earth Mother Botanicals Limited - Four Cross Roads, St. John. "Produces a wide range of all-natural skin care products made from such exotic ingredients as cucumber, guava, lemon grass, mint and many others. They've got handmade soaps, exfoliants, lotions and even all-natural sunblock! Earth Mother Botanicals' products are sold in all branches of SuperCentre." (246-438-4642). We bought four boxed round bars of oats and lemongrass at Jordans for about $3 each.
    Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean Inc. (ECCI) - "There is also a small showroom/gift shop where items of all description made from West Indian Sea Island Cotton are available for purchase and these include custom made ladies' and gent's clothing; scarves, wraps, tablecloths, napkins, towels, satin pillow shams, handkerchiefs, bath mitts, hats, bags and much more. Tours are also available to groups and interested persons. Showroom/gift shop is open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.".
    Christening Dress
    Hand Woven Soap Sacks
    Highland Pottery - Chalky Mount, St. Andrew (246-422-9818)
    Organic Growers and Consumers Association - Contact John Hunte, 12 Evergreen Lane, Highwood Park, St. Thomas.
    Window to the Sea
    Barbados Books Online - Miller Publishing Company, Edgehill, St. Thomas.
    Barbados Manufacturers' Association
    Bridgetown Market
    Calypso Rum Cakes
    Caribbean Rattan Wicker Centre - Rose Hill Plantation, St. George.
    Cave Shepherd - Broad Street. (246-228-2893). Page's Bookstore sells road maps. See also Cave Shepherd
    Chalky Mount Potteries - St. Andrews
    Cloister Books of Barbados - DaCosta's Mall, Hincks Street, Bridgetown.
    Cockspur Rum
    Courtney Devonish - "His foundation is in the Chalky Mount district on the east coast of Barbados where a long line of Barbadian potters, with roots and branches in Guyana and Trinidad, carried on the tradition of creation in clay."
    Details - 252 Mayhoe Avenue, Sunset Crest, St. James (246-432-6566)
    Dingolay - Bay Street, Bridgetown and Highway 1, Holetown.
    Earthworks Pottery - Edgehill Heights, St. Thomas. Established in 1983 by Goldie Spieler and now run by her son David Spieler.
    Fairfield Pottery
    Firstpage Bookstore - Church Street Speighstown, St. Peter (246-422-3111)
    La Galerie Antique - Paynes Bay, St. James (246-432-6094).
    Gourmet Shop - Chattel Village, Sunset Crest, Holetown, St James.
    Greenwich House Antiques - Owned by Hilary G. Knight. St. James (246-432-1169)
    Hanschell Inniss Ltd - "For approximately 124 years Hanschell Inniss Limited has been providing Barbadians with the finest selection of produce, foodstuff and other supplies. Founded in 1884 by Valdemar Hanschell, who was of Danish descent, the then Hanschell & Company supplied ships with ropes, sails, salt, fresh fruit, meat, vegetables and water in addition to any other items required."
    Hamilton's Pottery - Hamilton Wiltshire uses indigenous red clay
    Harrison's - Broad St., Bridgetown, St. Michael
    Holders Organic Farmers Market - Holders House, St James - Sundays 9am - 2pm
    Indigo Island
    Ivette's Rum Shop - St. Joseph. Groceries
    Hinkson Inc. - Hincksons Complex, Blades Hill, St Philip. Hardware
    Limegrove Lifestyle Centre - Holetown
    On the Wall Art Gallery - St. James. Owned by Vanita Comissiong.
    Paynes Bay Antiques
    Plantation Reserve - Sugar. Read the Trouble in Paradise: Sun, Sea and...Sugar by Joanna Blythman, Observer Food Monthly, July 21, 2007. See Plantation Reserve Selected Cane Sugar Tin (500 grams). We bought this for BB$ 17.49 (US$8.50) at the SuperCenter in Warrens. It comes in a handsome tin. West Indies Sugar & Trading Company, The Old Mutual Building, Lower Broad Street, Bridgetown.
    A sugar above the rest
    Open the lid of the tins and the sweet Caribbean breeze playing on the silvery canes waft from the pale brown crystals inside. Retailing at US$10 for 500 grams, the pale brown Plantation Reserve sugar, 'Made in Barbados', has won over gourmets in the UK and English-speaking Caribbean gracing the tables of the royal enclosure at this year's Ascot race meeting, and shelves of Harrods, Fortnum and Mason, Selfridges, Waitrose and Tesco. The 1 million Barbados (Bds) dollars investment over two years seems to have paid off. It was the Barbados government that agreed almost to double the EU price for the island's best sugar. Only one in every hundred canes makes the grade. "This is milled using only selected canes which produce a sugar with larger crystals and a distinctive taste and aroma which can be used more sparingly than other sugars," explains Chris Docherty, Managing Director of the West Indies Sugar & Trading Company. He says that his company is now looking at developing other products, though they will not be available until 2008. There are other winners. The production process backs the sugar heritage of Barbados. The Barbados National Trust where a small quantity of Plantation Reserve is milled is owner of the only remaining wind-powered sugar mill in Barbados. "Only through providing a product of superior quality backed by a world class new product development and marketing expertise can smaller countries compete, Plantation Reserve demonstrates that it is possible to compete commercially on a global scale and against much larger competitors in sophisticated retail markets such as the UK," says Docherty. Sugar without a Protocol
    Rastafarian Chattel House Craft Village - Fontabelle, Bridgetown
    Redland Farm Shop - St. George. Open Monday through Friday 7am-3:30pm and Saturday 6:30am to 12. (246-433-5541 and 433-2479).
    Roots and Grasses - Ireka Jelani, St. Andrew. Shop at Pelican Village Craft Centre.
    Scott M. King Furniture Maker - His butternut table is very elegant. (1-246-234-1512).
    Shell Gallery - Contentment, Gibbs, St. Peter (246-422-2593)
    Treasure Island Products
    Tyrol Cot Heritage Village - Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Farmers' Market and Fair - Princess Margaret Secondary School, St Philip. Hosted by the Barbados Agricultural and Development Marketing Corporation (BADMC). Other markets:
    Aberdeen Jones Centre and Market, Gall Hill, Christ Church.
    Brighton Farmers Market - Brighton Plantation, St. George (near St. George Parish Church). Saturdays from 7am to 10am. "Fresh locat vetetables, family atmosphere, gourmet coffee, fresh bread, local craft and cakes and pastries." (246-429-2629)
    Bridgetown Fish Market - Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown.
    Cheapside Market, Bridgetown - Monday to Saturday from 6am
    Conset Bay Fish Market - St. John.
    Eagle Hall Market - Eagle Hall, St. Michael.
    Fairchild Street Public Market, Fairchild Street, Bridgetown.
    Glebe Market - Glebe, St. George
    Hastings Farmers Market - Artsplash Hastings. First Saturday of every month from 8am - 1pm.
    High Street Mall and Market - Bridgetown.
    Holders Organic Farmers Market - Holders House, St James - Sundays 9am - 2pm
    Oistins Fish Market - Oistins, Christ Church.
    Palmetto Mall and Market - Bridgetown
    Payne's Bay Fish Market - St. James.
    Pelican Village Craft Centre
    Six Cross Roads Public Market - St. Philip.
    Skeete's Bay Fish Market - St. Philip.
    Speightstown Fish Market - St. Peter.
    Sturges Farmers' Market
    Tent Bay Fish Market - St. Joseph.
    Walkerswood Jerk Seasoning
    Weston Fish Market, St. James.
    Pages - Broad Street. Books. (1st Floor, Cave Shepherd)
    Pot Warehouse - Belle Estate, St. Michael (246-429-4613). The coral stone pots are Bajan made.
    Red Clay Pottery - Fairfield House, Fairfield Cross Road, St. Michael, Maggie Bell (246/424-3800)
    S & H Furniture Ltd - Mount Hillaby, St. Andrew
    Simon Foster's Boutique - Payne's Bay.
    Supermarkets: We shopped at the SuperCentre in Warrens, St. Michael, and Jordans in Speightstown, St. Peter. Emerald City Grocery Store in St. Phillip is also good.
    Tip: Look in the Super Centre for items labelled Bajan Made. Suggestions:
    Aunt May's - Lela's Amberella & Mango Sauce is my personal favorite; it's made with Amberella / Amberalla. Aunt May's (also known as A.M. Enterprises LTD) is located in Newton Industrial Park, Christ Church. They manufacture pepper sauces, condiments, syrup concentrate, mauby syrup, cake mix/great cake, ginger beer, food sauces, jams (fruit), chutneys, and guava cheese.
    Angostura bitters
    Bajan seasoning - Mix of onion, garlic, chives, thyme, pepper, sugar and spices (sold in jars)
    Casareep - Molasses-like reduction from cassava
    Coconut cream
    Dewland's Juice - The mango and passionfruit are the best
    Dunkanoos or conkies - Pumpkin-coconut cakes steamed in banana leaves
    Falernum - Look in grocery stores for Hanschell Old Time Recipe Falernum, an aromatic liquid with flavored with almond, lime, cloves ginger used in classic rum cocktails. It generally sells for around US$5.00
    Fruit drinks - The Home Farm brand is made in Barbados. Guava/Pineapple, Guava/Kiwi
    Mauby - Beverage made from the crushed bark of the buckthorn tree, which is boiled, sweetened and spiced.
    Melinda's Amarillo Barbados Hot Mustard Sauce
    Muscovado Sugar - Also known as Moist Sugar, this is a coarse grain dark brown sugar that is very moist with a uniquely strong molasses taste. It is unrefined and known for its high mineral and vitamin content.
    Pepper jelly
    Rich Tea biscuits
    Russian Bear Rum
    Sorrel - Type of hibiscus flower used in cooking.
    Ting - Jamaican soft drink
    Windmill Hot Pepper Sauce - made in Barbados from the bonney hot pepper
    UWI Cave Hill Bookshop - St Michael (246) 417-4515. "For students, faculty and staff."
    Super Centre
    Wayside Vendors Association
    West Indian Sea Cotton
    West Indian Soap Company Ltd - Danielle St. Pierre-Collins. Sold at Bliss, Bath & Body in Hastings, Christ Church.


    Breezing Too Water Sport - Holetown (behind the police station) organizes excursions to meet (and feed) the island's endangered greenback (and one hawksbill) turtles. It's best to get into the water early, before the large catamaran groups arrive (234-6391; two-hour excursion, $45, including mask, snorkel, boat, and punch).
    Underwater Barbados
    Tall Ships Cruises - The Shallow Draught Harbour, Bridgetown Port, Bridgetown. Tel: 1 (246) 430 0900 - Five-hour trips daily. Three stops give passengers the chance to snorkel at a shallow shipwreck and a reef, and to go swimming with turtles. Floating mattresses and snorkel equipment are provided and the cost includes all drinks and a buffet lunch.


    Barbados Sailing Association
    Caribbean International Riding Centre - Cleland Plantation, St Andrew. Opened in 1986 by the Roachford family, they provide horse riding tours on the natural heritage trails of the East Coast of Barbados.
    Clifton - St. Thomas. Polo
    Garfield Sobers Complex - Wildey, St. Michael. Exercise facilities, including a pool (Aquatic Centre), public spaces, events. Provides a list of Sport-related associations.
    Kensington Oval - World-class cricket
    Lion Castle - St. Thomas. Polo
    Run Barbados


    Heinz caught in debate over high fructose corn syrup vs. sugar - Teresa F. Lindeman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 30, 2010. "Just last week, PepsiCo announced its Sierra Mist lemon-lime soda would become Sierra Mist Natural. The company said the move came in response to consumer demand for products made with natural ingredients."New Sierra Mist has been stripped of everything artificial and is naturally sweetened with real sugar so that the crisp, clean taste of lemon-lime shines through," said Kristina Mangelsdorf, vice president of natural and flavored sodas, in a release. PepsiCo has noted in earnings reports that it has had success with "Throwback" versions of Pepsi and Mountain Dew "made with real sugar."
    West Indies Sugar & Trading Company (Wistco)
    Muscovado Sugar - also known as Barbados sugar.
    Corn Sweetener Desires a More Palatable Name - By Scott Kilman, Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2010. "The number of packaged food companies abandoning high fructose corn syrup in some products includes such savvy marketers as Starbucks Corp. and Kraft Foods Inc. Kraft has so far has removed high fructose corn syrup from its Bull's-Eye Barbecue Sauce, the majority of Kraft salad dressings, and most varieties of Wheat Thins crackers, Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs and Premium Saltines, among other things. Earlier this year, ConAgra Foods Inc. reformulated its Hunt's tomato ketchup brand to replace high fructose corn syrup with sugar."


    Zed's Surfing Adventures - Christ Church
    Cattle Wash
    Soup Bowl


    Amid Global Uncertainties, Barbados Plots a Greener Future - By Desmond Brown, Inter Press Service News Agency, April 2, 2012. "Last week, the government unveiled a Green Economy Scoping Study (GESS) outlining sectors on which the island, which depends heavily on tourism for foreign exchange, should focus as it builds its green economy."
    Watson: Save Scotland District - Nation News, August 25, 2010. ""The Scotland District is the last frontier that the real estate barons of this island are going to target, and not only are they going to target it, but they are going to actively develop it," he warned."
    Long Beach Development - Environmental Impact Assessment reports. See Long Beach developers, Barbados government – limiting citizen access to Environmental Impact Assessment Report


    Tip: Rely on the bus stop signs, which all say either TO CITY (Bridgetown) or OUT OF CITY.

    BEDY Oceanline - Gore Street, St. George's, Grenada. Not yet in operation and may never be. High speed ferry service proposed for the southern Caribbean serving Trinidad, St. Vincent, Grenada, St. Lucia and Barbados. Its start has been repeatedly delayed, most recently announced for the Fall of 2010. See also interview with BEDY Ocean Line head of Marketing, Arthur Hosten, and Benjamin Ross/CEO of BEDY Ocean Line where they discuss the launch of their ferry service. The trip on the La Palma Express from Barbados to St. Vincent will cost US$120 round trip and take three hours. Contact them at See also BEDY Fast Ferry, Caribbean ferry service to be launched October 20,
    Caribbean Airlines
    Drive Barbados
    Ermy Bourne Highway
    Virgin Atlantic
    Grantley Adams International Airport

    Tourism: Information for Travelers to Barbados

    Top Tips for Visitors to Barbados - "Do not wear camouflage. Any form of camouflage is not allowed to be worn while in Barbados."
    Barbados in a Nutshell
    Barbados Tips - Lois Swanson
    Barbados Trip Report - Steve Mlodinow, Surfbirds, 6th-11th November 2005
    Ins and Outs of Barbados - 336 page official in-room guide of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association
    Barbados Unveils New Brand Advertising Campaign Encouraging Visitors to "Long Live Life" - Brandman Agency
    Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) - Provides tourism statistics.
    Cool Runnings Barbados Cruises Ltd.
    Foster & Ince
    Paper Plus Publishing/ Shabeau Media Group
    Atlantis Submarines - The Shallow Draught, Bridgetown (246-436-8929)
    Miller publishing - Ins and Outs of Barbados and Barbados in a Nutshell
    Barbados - U.S. Department of State
    Background Notes: Barbados - U.S. Department of State
    Caribbean Cruise Ships: The Imbalance of Risk Reward and A Trojan Horse - Barbados Free Press, April 13, 2012. Tourism consultant Robert MacLellan writes: " Cruise ships are currently "using" most Caribbean destinations almost for free."
    Fogging Continues Next Week - By Kim Ramsay-Moore, BGIS Media, November 20, 2009. Information from the Barbados Ministry of Health for November 23-26, 2009. "All fogging runs from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. and householders are asked to assist in the elimination of the deadly Aedes Aegypti mosquito by opening windows and doors to allow the fog to penetrate. Persons with respiratory problems should protect themselves from inhaling the fog, while pedestrians and motorists must proceed with caution when encountering fogging operations on the street. Parents are instructed to prohibit children from playing in the fog or running behind the fogging machine."

    Articles for Travelers

    Anderson, Jane. Bajan Beat, British Airways High Life Magazine, September 2010.
    Austin, Tom. The Rebirth of Barbados, Travel + Leisure, December 2008.
    Boynton, Graham. Caribbean luxury: at ease in laid back Barbados Telegraph, 7 March 2009.
    Borns, Patricia. Beating to Barbados, Yachting, March 2008, Vol. 203, Iss. 3; pg. 91.
    Borns, Patricia. Measured by the Foot - Pure air, pristine beaches, and miles of byways make hiking eye-opening, Boston Globe, 19 October 2008.
    Bunting, Chris. Eastern Promises: Spring is Silent on the Quiet Side of Barbados, New York Post, 1 April 2008.
    Burrell, Ian. It's oh so quiet on the east coast of Barbados, The Independent, 15 February 2009.
    Burt, Kate. Sugar, spice and all things nice, London Daily Telegraph, 29 December 2009. A stroll through Bridgetown's Cheapside Market. "It's very noisy and everyone looks purposeful (rather than like a meandering tourist). The preponderance of elderly ladies wearing colourful dresses, straw hats and determined expressions is noticeable; as a group, they are at the very top of the pecking order among the punters."
    Chesshyre, Tom. Keeping it real on the unspoilt side of Barbados. (London) Times, September 18, 2010.
    "I love this place," says Beverley Daniel, who runs the chilled-out Bathsheba Beach Bar. Red plastic chairs on its pleasant terrace overlook well-kept gardens with plenty of picnic spots in the shade of palm trees. Inland, a small banana plantation climbs the steep hillside towards rickety peeling buildings made of clapboard. The sun beats down on the narrow heatcracked road leading south-west to Bridgetown, the island's capital, about ten miles away. Beverley, like just about everyone we meet on the east coast of Barbados, is open and friendly: tourists seem almost a novelty in these parts. She tells us that she opened her bar a week ago and had to work hard to win over the local clientele on her first night: "I stood them a round or two, otherwise the guys would've thought I was stingy. Once they got going they were here tellin' stories till 3am: couldn't get rid of 'em!" Barbados is one of the most relaxed islands in the Caribbean. We are not hassled once in a week's stay (in the way I have been in Jamaica), while drivers are the most courteous of anywhere I've been. I've never known so many people wave you through in a "no, after you" fashion. And Bathsheba is perhaps the most laidback part of the island. My girlfriend and I are staying just over a hill, a ten-minute walk from Beverley's bar, at the Sea-U Guest House. It's made up of two whitewashed buildings in traditional Barbadian colonial style, surrounded by palms on slopes overlooking the ocean. It has seven rooms and it is run by Uschi Wetzels, a German who once wrote guidebooks. "I came here on an assignment and liked it so much I stayed," she tells me as swallows swoop above and hummingbirds dart in flowerbeds. We stay for a night in a simple but elegant room with hardwood floors, a sofa with a palm tree pattern and a little kitchen and wake to a melody of insects, frogs and birdsong. We look out through slatted windows and past thick jungle foliage to the ocean.After driving up the rugged, almost deserted coast to see the curious sea caves at the most northerly point of the island, we return to a small, hidden-away hotel just down the hill from Sea-U. The Atlantis reopened last December after a makeover and now offers swanky rooms with plush sofas, four-posters, ceiling fans, whitewashed walls and air conditioning - plus a decent seafood restaurant and a deck with a kidney-bean shaped pool. It's a revelation ... colonial chic and cheap (a tiny fraction of pricey Sandy Lane). It is also a short walk, back past Sea-U, to the extensive Andromeda Botanic Gardens. These were planted by Iris Bannochie, a local woman, who left them to the nation when she died in 1988. We are the only visitors, and walk around taking in peculiar octopus trees, giant bearded fig trees with branches hung with creepers so thick they provide shelter in almost any rainstorm, orchid trees and little pinkflowered lily ponds. We breathe in the oxygenated air, enjoying the calm and the quiet."
    Davies, Hunter. Barbados is booming once more...even without Mr Winner. Mail on Sunday, September 19, 2010.

    "Several monster developments had indeed been opened and appeared to be flourishing, such as the Apes Hill Club. This is yet another golf course complex, covering 1,000 acres in the middle of the island, with restaurants, tennis courts, a polo club and villas that start from about £650,000.

    I fear that eventually Barbados will be just one big golf course stretching from coast to coast - some people's idea of heaven, of course. I went to visit it, and in a sense it does cover the island, because from the top you can see both coasts. But it seems to have been done tastefully. I went to visit the little town of Speightstown, my favourite on the island, so old-fashioned it should be wrapped up. It seemed to be thriving. Sammy at his beach caff Cassareep is now opening for dinner, so business must be good, while another art gallery, The Old Pharmacy, has opened in the main street.

    Visitors from all over the island were also thronging to Barbados's stately homes. Each spring, the National Trust of Barbados arranges for various posh or interesting houses to be opened to the public every Wednesday. You can poke around and see how the wealthy live, open their drawers and inspect their bathrooms. They were attracting as many people as ever."

    Dalton, Nick. Barbados: The island of celebrities and world-famous stars the Telegraph, 5 August 2009.
    Davies, Hunter. Hunter's guide to the best of Barbados, Mail Online, 11 September 2007. "TRICK: With a clean shirt, a good tan and a confident smile you could in theory eat and drink free every evening of the week. All you have to do is work your way down the West Coast hotels, gatecrashing the manager's cocktail party. For example, Glitter Bay is Monday, Sandy Lane Tuesday, Cobblers Cove Wednesday. Don't, of course, say I suggested it."
    Dawe, Tony. Sanctuaries among the sugar cane. London Times, July 3, 2004. "In the centre of the island and also dating from the 17th century is Fisherpond plantation house, which has been restored by John and Rain Chandler. The couple have filled it with period furniture, collections and paintings. Visitors can relive a bygone era by booking dinner at the house. Francia Plantation, just to the south, is still owned and occupied by descendants of the original planter and has spacious tropical gardens and terraced lawns to explore as well as the house."
    Dawe, Tony. Colouring Views of Island Life, London Times, 6 September 2008.
    Dawe, Tony. A stunning surprise awaits on east coast - London Times, The (United Kingdom); January 7, 2006.
    Dawe, Tony. How to Chill Like a Local in Barbados - London Times, 6 October 2008. "His favourite beach is his local one at Silver Rock, close to the most southerly point of the island and where conditions are good for all forms of surfing and for novices as well as experienced watersports enthusiasts."
    Du Bois, Alice. Barbados: the Joy of Surf and a Few Splashes of Rum, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 6 April 2008.
    Emerson, Sally. Low-Key Barbados: Avoiding the Celebs, London Times, 3 September 2006. "We headed north along the coast, past the Sugar Hill estate, to Six Men's Bay, a fishing village where women in headscarves and aprons deftly filleted flying fish. A lady in a pink T-shirt with a straw hat sporting a pink flower sat on a wall by a church, resting her weight on her umbrella. "Churches for the women, rum shops for the men"" remarked the driver. At last we were beginning to see snapshots, glimpses, of the old Barbados." No longer available on the London Times site - you must have a subscription.
    Fonesca, Isabel. This Earth, This Realm, This Little England, Conde Nast Traveler, July 2009.
    Glancy, Josh. Barbados...what to do when you get there, Sunday Times, 4 July 2010.
    Glick, Beverley. Barbados holidays: indulge in fantastic food and drink, London Telegraph, 14 January 2011.
    Henderson, James. Visit Barbados and discover its history and culture, London Telegraph,13 January 2011. "Many venerable institutions were taken on by the Bajans in the early days. Their parliament is the third oldest in the world (after London and Bermuda) and the island follows the same electoral system as we do, with a prime minister and an honorable Opposition. The education system is largely the same, as is the law."
    Humphris, Polly. Hotels with star quality: Where to spot celebrities in Barbados, London Daily Mail, 21 August 2011. "But if you need a break from all the star-spotting, Barbados's rugged east coast provides the ideal antidote. The main draw is the Atlantis hotel and restaurant, and owner Andrew Warden says: 'People who live in Barbados prefer the east coast to the west. Quieter, discreet celebrities such as Robert Plant and west coast owners come here for lunch and to stay the odd night. This is the real Barbados, the unspoilt, secluded alternative to the overbuilt west coast.' Rooms at the Atlantis are a stunning blend of neutral colours and colonial furnishings, while the flying-fish sandwich served in the restaurant is to die for."
    Keys, Lisa. International Real Estate: For Sale in ... Barbados, New York Times, 24 February 2009.
    Kugel, Seth. Barbados for Hikes, Beaches and a Brazilian Boxer's T-Shirt, Frugal Traveler, New York Times, September 28, 2010.
    Lambert, David. Producing/contesting whiteness: rebellion, anti-slavery and enslavement in Barbados, 1816. Geoforum 36, 2005, pp. 29-43.
    Leadbeater, Chris. 48 Hours In: Barbados , The Independent, Saturday, 18 September 2010. "A visit to Barbados in the rainy season (June-November) is not the damp squib it might sound. The showers, when they come, are a refreshing break from temperatures that are still swelteringly tropical. Nor do they come with nasty shocks attached: at the south-eastern edge of the Caribbean, Barbados is (largely) outside the region's hurricane belt. The island is also quieter at this time, because the cruise ships return only with the dry season in December."
    Loveridge, Adrian. Why Is Barbados' Marketing to American Tourists Failing?, Barbados Free Press, September 22, 2006. See also Something must fundamentally wrong with the marketing of Barbados in North America, BFP, 4 October 2009 for comments.
    Mansfield, Paul. Barbados: the Platinum and the Tin, London Daily Telegraph, 1 March 2008.
    Mawer, Fred. Barbados Travel Guide The Telegraph.
    Milton, Giles. Barbados: the Real Garden of Eden, Daily Mail, 29 May 2001.
    Situated on the island's little-visited east coast, the Villa Nova is set in a tangle of jungle, and far from the madding crowds. This is Barbados as it's never been seen before. The magnificent hotel is a world away from the all-inclusives of the west coast and very different from the stuffy plantation houses elsewhere in the Caribbean. It has the feel of a miniature Cliveden-in-exile - a country-house hotel that also manages to be deeply stylish. And, like Cliveden, Villa Nova has a colourful, if less lurid, political history.
    When Sir Anthony Eden was forced to resign as Prime Minister after the Suez Crisis (ill-health was the official reason), he found in later years the refuge he craved in Villa Nova which he eventually bought as a winter residence in 1965. He is said to have loved the sun and relished his annual four-month stays. In the Sixties the great and the good flocked here for old-style dinners and dances. The Queen and Prince Philip came in 1966 and planted two portlandia trees; Noel Coward was a regular guest as was Sir Winston Churchill's widow. The Earl of Avon, as Eden became, was particularly fond of the 14-acre garden which he called, of course, his Garden of Eden). When he was not in residence, celebrity cameramen from Vogue would use it as a backdrop for their fashion shoots.
    Molyneaux, David. Barbados: Where Britain's Lingering Ways Can Act Like Sand in My Shoes, Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 23, 2002. "Today a Barbados vacation still tends toward the proper and orderly."
    Newman, Janis Cooke. Barbados: Where Sand Meets Kitchen - San Francisco Chronicle, November 22, 2009.
    Nicholson, Helen. True Rum Campaign offers a real taste of the Caribbean in Barbados, Mail Online, 26 August 2009. Read more about the True Rum Campaign
    Nickell, Patti. With its Split Personality, Barbados Offers Best of Two Worlds, Lexington Herald-Leader, 11 February 2007. Beaches "range from the calm, snorkeler-friendly waters of the west coast to the surfer-size waves of the southeast to the thunderous breakers of the east coast. For two of the loveliest beaches on the island, check out Casuarina and Silver Sands on the south coast. Then, there's Morgan Lewis Beach, the pride of the East Coast, which extends for five unbroken, unspoiled miles."
    Pavord, Anna. Caribbean Calling: It may not have the lush jungles of its neighbours, but Barbados has gems aplenty, The Independent, 28 February 2009. "The best avenue of cabbage palms (Roystonea oleracea) you'll ever see, their frondy tops tickling the clouds, leads down to Codrington College in St John's parish on the east coast. It's an unusually formal approach (unusual for the Caribbean I mean) but carefully organised so your eye goes straight down to the wide opening in the 18th-century façade in front of you and then through to the view beyond. On the left is a huge, squareish pond, covered with blue-flowered water lilies. The colour is extraordinary - sky with a hint of lavender..." Pavord provides many interesting horticultural details.
    Pavard, Anna. Totally Tropical The Independent, 15 March 2008.
    Pergament, Danielle. Chilled out in the Big Surf of Secret Barbados, The Observer, 10 May 2009.
    Pergament, Danielle. Surf's Up in Barbados, New York Times, 29 March 2009.
    Pergament, Danielle. Escape: the Caribbean: Chilled out in the big surf of secret Barbados: Away from the all-inclusive resorts and manicured golf courses of the west of the island, the east is a wild, undiscovered paradise, especially if you want to hit the waves, The Observer, 10 May 2009.
    Surf's up in Barbados Island's Soup Bowl is in a class by itself SURF: The secret about Barbados is getting out - Houston Chronicle (TX) - November 8, 2009.
    Picardie, Justine - Barbados: Sun, Sea and G&T, London Telegraph, 22 November 2009. "Mrs O'Hara is the soul of discretion, but it is no secret that the writers Simon Gray and Harold Pinter were regulars at the Coral Reef Club (Gray worked at his typewriter on the terrace, overlooking the waves); and Agatha Christie was so inspired that she used the hotel as a setting for A Caribbean Mystery, published in 1964."
    Pielou, Adriaane. Barbados: the best of the West Indies?, London Telegraph, 29 August 2008.
    Prial, Frank. Mellow Old Rums, Worthy of a Snifter, New York Times, July 9, 1997. "Light rums are not the ones connoisseurs prize. They prefer aged rums, made in old-fashioned pot stills and matured for years in oak barrels. The wood imparts both flavor and color, as it does for Cognac and Armagnac. Like them, rum is a brandy, but it is made from sugar cane, rather than grapes. Some producers, like Mount Gay in Barbados, label one of their blends just that way: sugar cane brandy."
    Rum figured prominently in the notorious triangular trade, in which Caribbean molasses was sent to the United States, principally to New England, where it was distilled into rum. The rum was shipped to Africa, where it was exchanged for slaves, who were transported to the Caribbean and to the United States. In 1750, there were more than 60 rum distilleries in Massachusetts and about 30 in Rhode Island. "The success of rum was instantaneous in North America, and it was to become New England's largest, most profitable and most unsavory industry," Peter Hallgarten wrote in Spirits and Liqueurs (1983). "New England distillers became the central bankers of the slave trade."
    Roach, Petra. Holidays in Barbados: history and culture, London Telegraph, 12 January 2011.
    Ross, Graham. The Best Rum Houses in Barbados: Graham Ross enjoys shooting the breeze in exotic tipling houses, which usually combine a grocery with the bar, London Times, 11 Sept 2008. Ross recommends Nigel Benn Aunty Bar in Shorey Village, St Andrew; Fisherman's Pub in Speightstown, St Peter owned by Clement Armstrong and "R.A. Mapp's Bar and Grocery on Eagle Corner, St Michael, "a short walk from the Oval cricket ground in Bridgetown" whose "convivial host, Kennedy Leacock, once worked at the famously glitzy Sandy Lane Hotel and was assigned to look after Luciano Pavarotti, the late Italian tenor, during his regular visits to the island."
    Sealey, Richard (Barbados Minister of Tourism). It's the hospitality of the people that makes our small island so special, [London Telegraph], 29 December 2009. "But in every visitor survey we ever run, the answer to "What do you like best about Barbados?" is always: "The Barbadians so warm and hospitable."
    Sims, Fiona. Caribbean Kitchen, British Airways High Life Magazine. June 2008. "My best rum punch was at the Cove, in Cattlewash."
    'This is the true rum punch,' declares the Cove's chef proprietor Laurel Ann Morley. 'All you have to remember is one, two, three, four – one measure of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak.' It arrives in a tumbler, singing with ice, topped with a sunset layer of Angostura bitters and a dusting of grated nutmeg.
    Summers, K. C. Barbados: Flying Fish and Chips, and Other Britishisms, Washington Post, 3 February 2003. "Driving past a rural scene of tethered goats, pecking chickens and all manner of fruit trees - orange, banana, grapefruit, mango, avocado, apple, breadfruit - we reached the Scotland District, an achingly beautiful scene of green mountains dotted with cottages."
    Tennant, Ivo. Sir Gary Sobers: My Secret Barbados: The Caribbean cricket master reveals his 10 favourite places on the island where England are playing the West Indies, London Times, 26 February 2009. No. 8 on his list is "Foursquare - This rum distillery, owned by Sir David Seale, the prominent racehorse owner, in St Phillip, has attracted Royalty. I had never been to that kind of distillery before. He produces dark and white rum. Sir David lives in an old plantation house ..."
    Theakston, Jamie. Barbados without the bling: There's more to the Caribbean island than celebrity-packed beaches, London Mail, 22 August 2011. "Crystal Springs, one of the largest rental villas in Barbados, is situated in two acres of gardens with its own private cove and is just a five-minute drive from the shops and restaurants at Holetown. It is a fantastic property and proved a great choice for a holiday with our two young children, my parents and the whole extended family - there were 14 of us altogether. We hadn't intended being such a big group but we started inviting relatives along when we saw the size of some of the properties available."
    Thompson, Jody. Get your winter music fix at the Barbados Music Festival, Mirror, 29 December 2009. Mentions Jae Johansen, Red Star Lion.
    Warner, Gary A. Barbados: A Caribbean cool spot, Orange County Register, 6 September 2009. See same article in the Orange County Register: Barbados: Bliss and a bit of grit on Caribbean island, April 28, 2006.
    Two miles north of Sandy Lane, I pull into the dirt lot of John Moore's Bar, a rum shop favored by local politicians. There's a stuffed turtle on the wall and nice ocean views out back. Men play bingo while a fisherman guts his catch in the corner. Nobody is drinking "Black and Coke," so I ask for a Banks, the local amber-colored beer. The bartender pulls a cold, sweaty bottle out of an ice-filled cooler. Between sips, I peruse the handwritten signs on the wall: "Indecent and filthy language will not be tolerated" and "Barflies and loafers - Keep Out."
    Weaver, Paul. Rum and Cricket with the Locals in Barbados, The Guardian, 10 February 2009. "There are reckoned to be over 1,000 rum shops on Barbados, which works out at roughly one for every church on the island. They are also the cheapest places to eat and drink - for as little as £2 you can pick up a small bottle of rum, and a flying fish cutter (in a bread roll with hot sauce)." On the East coast the author recommends Gagg's Hill Shop, St Joseph "bustling, lively locals' favourite close to the rough Atlantic coast" and Lil Boy Shop, Chimborazo - "wear your shades because this place is full of brightly coloured local artwork."
    Wigston, Nancy. Barbados: Like to Hike?, Weekend Post, 4 December 2009.
    Wooldridge, Max. Holidays in Barbados: discover a secret paradise, London Telegraph, 13 January 2011. "The Bajan north and east coasts in particular serve up a different, rewarding world – a wild, dramatic, undiscovered paradise. The west coast is all white sand, palm trees and tranquil, turquoise seas, while the north of the island boasts large cliffs into which the sea crashes, with dramatic waves spiralling high."
    Younge, Gary. Fresher's Week, The Guardian, 17 November 2001.
    British Barbados With its Beaches, Surfing, Calypso and Beautiful Views, 'Little England' in Caribbean is Tourists' Cup of Tea, Akron Beacon Journal (OH), August 13, 2006.
    Psst, Barbados beckons Island enchants with resorts, rum and more, Free Lance-Star, The (Fredericksburg, VA), May 6, 2006.
    Basking in the Barbados Sun, New York Sun, November 7, 2003
    Beautiful in Barbados Island getaway: The easternmost outpost in the Caribbean offers visitors a tradition of hospitality, a decidedly British air and a gorgeous tropical landscape, Baltimore Sun, September 17, 2000.
    Flying fish dish is a taste of Barbados, Boston Globe, November 11, 2009.
    UNESCO World Heritage List
    The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar
    Scotland District of Barbados
    Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison
    Walking Week Package - US$199 per person.
    Bottom Bay, ruins of Harrismith Great House, Ginger Bay, Sharks Hole and Crane Beach
    Canefield Plantation to Mount Hillaby
    Follow former railway line from Bathsheba to Bath
    Where in the World is Matt Lauer? - November 11, 2011, Day 5 - Barbados.
    Barbados: the Demise of Sam Lords Castle - April 09, 2009 [3:52]. Look for the bats at about 1:22.
    Royal Westmoreland - Mullins Beach
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