Captain Henry Powell brings a group of English settlers to the island, establishing it as a British colony. Many African slaves are brought to the islands to work on the sugar plantations, of which the economy depends on.
Barbados becomes an English crown possession.
Slavery is abolished in Barbados.
Poor economic conditions lead to large scale rioting.
Barbados becomes a member of the Federation of the West Indies.
Barbados becomes independent from Britain.
Barbados is taken off the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) list of uncooperative tax havens after being placed on the list two years prior.