King Sugar— this phrase encapsulates the essence of Old Barbados, once referred to as “Little England”. However, since the days of mass sugar production this 166 square mile limestone rock has undergone tremendous social, political, and economic changes.
Independence in 1966 brought with it free education for the masses, resulting in a 90% plus literacy rate.
In 2004, the island of Barbados celebrated 375 years of Parliament and as the oldest Port City in the world.
Daily, the government and people of Barbados are working towards improved social standards. Clearly, the continual stable governance of this island Barbados with its Tourism and Commercial Industry is a force to be reckoned with in this part of the hemisphere.