Creating the Bridgetown of the Future

Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What will Barbados’ capital look like in 25 years? In 50 years? What should it become? “Something needs to be done — if not our capital will collapse,” says Lalu Vaswani, […]


Argentina's Government Could Reopen Embassy in Barbados

Above: Parliament in Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Argentina seems to be preparing to reopen its embassy in Bridgetown. The country’s embassy closed 22 years ago, and Barbados’ government, led by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, has been […]


Barbados Foreign Minister: Cultural Industries Critical for Development

Above: Bridgetown, Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The cultural industries are a critical sector for Barbados’ development, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean. McClean was speaking following a courtesy call from […]


Standard & Poor's Downgrades Caribbean Development Bank, Outlook "Stable"

Above: the bank, which had another ratings firm downgrade its credit, is based in Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has lowered its long-term issuer credit rating on the Caribbean Development Bank from AAA to […]

Barbados, Costa Rica Talk Cooperation

Barbados and Costa Rica are continuing to look toward expanding ties, from economic to environmental, and both countries are determined to build stronger relationships on those fronts, according to Barbados Industry Minister Denis Kellman. “We are also hoping to create […]

Barbados Looking to Central America

Above: Panama City, San Jose and Bridgetown Following the lead of a number of Caribbean countries, Barbados is looking south to improve its economy. Two Central American countries, Panama and Costa Rica, will be the sites of a diplomatic and […]


Barbados Moves toward Urban High-Rises

By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has launched what it calls an Urban High-Rise Housing Programme, an initiative aimed at satisfying the growing demand for housing in the country. The programme, which is a joint venture partnership between the National […]

Bridgetown Named World Heritage Site

Above: Bridgetown and its colonial garrison (Barbados Government Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown, has been named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, joining the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany and a Hiraizumi, Japan. Historic Bridgetown […]


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