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Wed, 11.30.1966

Barbados Gains Independence From Britain

Barbados Citizens

On this date in 1966, Barbados gained independence from Britain. The country has been a Unit (OAS) member ever since.  Errol Barrow was their first prime minister.

In 1973, Barbados helped form the 'Caribbean Community,' which promotes social and political cooperation and economic integration. Barbados has enjoyed a stable democratic government and a smooth power transfer between the two major political parties.

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Barren cross-ties of penny-whistle twigs Mating and parting as the wind Beats the rhythm of sad songs With black shafts once hung in gold Basket-weave tears of ancestral black Fall in arcs as the... AFFIRMATION by Helene Armstead Johnson.
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