• 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.

  • Announce their intent to remove the Queen of England as their head of state.

  • Barbados becomes the last Caribbean Island to gain independence and become a Republic, introducing a new government system. 


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