• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Barbados was occupied by the British in 1627 and during its colonial history never changed hands. Full internal self-government was attained in 1961. Barbados became an independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth on 30 Nov. 1966.


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Books of Reference

  1. Statistical Information: The Barbados Statistical Service (NIS Bldg, Fairchild St, St Michael) produces selected monthly statistics and annual abstracts. Government Statistician: Keith Padmore.Google Scholar
  2. Barbados Economic Survey, 1978 Google Scholar
  3. Barbados Development Plan, 1979–83 Google Scholar
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  7. Library: The Barbados Public Library, Bridgetown. Acting Chief Librarian: Betty Carrillo.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1980

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  • John Paxton

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