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


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. Director of Statistical Service: Eric Straughn.Google Scholar
  2. Dann, G., The Quality of Life in Barbados. London, 1984.Google Scholar
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  4. Worrell, D., The Economy of Barbados 1946–1980. Bridgetown, 1982Google Scholar
  5. Library: The Barbados Public Library, Bridgetown. Acting Chief Librarian: Edwin Igill.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1986

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  • John Paxton

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