In 1519, a map produced by the Genoese mapmaker Visconte Maggiolo showed and named Barbados in its correct position.
In 1627, the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and it became an English and later British colony.As a wealthy sugar colony, it became an English centre of the African slave trade until that trade was outlawed in 1807, with final emancipation of slaves in Barbados occurring over a period of years from 1833.In 1966, Barbados became an independent state and Commonwealth realm with the British monarch (presently Queen Elizabeth II) as hereditary head of state. Despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination.Forty percent of the tourists come from the UK, with the US and Canada making up the next large groups of visitors to the island.In 2016, Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index ranked Barbados sixth in the Americas after Canada, the United States, Uruguay, Chile and the Bahamas.But Harry did give an address to mark the occasion.
Prince Harry delivers a message from The Queen congratulating Barbados on 50 years of Independence 🇧🇧 #Royal Visit Barbados#50Barbadospic.twitter.com/Lab PBp T23W— Kensington Palace (@Kensington Royal) November 30, 2016 Farewell, Prince Harry. Maybe a more private vacation with new girlfriend Meghan Markle? On his last day of the two-week tour, Harry visited a children's center in Georgetown, Guyana, and posed with kids waving Union Jacks. 4, 2016, the 14th and final day of The prince who delights children is captivated a group of them at the Joshua House Children's Centre in Georgetown, Guyana, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence.
The name Barbados is either the Portuguese word Os Barbados or the Spanish equivalent Los Barbados, both meaning "the bearded ones".
It is unclear whether "bearded" refers to the long, hanging roots of the bearded fig-tree (Ficus citrifolia), indigenous to the island, or to the allegedly bearded Caribs once inhabiting the island, or, more fancifully, to a visual impression of a beard formed by the sea foam that sprays over the outlying reefs.
But Day 3 of the tour featured activities more to Harry's liking, including communing with nature and with cute kids.
He took a boat tour through mangroves on Barbuda to see a huge colony of impressive frigate birds.
therein, it is about 168 km (104 mi) east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 400 km (250 mi) north-east of Trinidad and Tobago.