Barbados. According to Countryaah website, national day of Barbados is every November 30. Tourism in the country declined at the beginning of the year as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Although the government issued a crisis package, the economic growth rate slowed.
In June, Barbados hosted the OAS (Organization of American States) Annual Meeting. Foreign ministers from 30 of the 34 member states gathered in the capital Bridgetown and agreed among other things. on a common convention on terrorism.
During the year, Barbados was granted a special $ 15 million loan from the World Bank to extend the care of HIV-infected and AIDS sufferers. It was the first time ever that the World Bank lent money to a country to treat patients.
The climate of Barbados is warm all year round with small temperature differences and an annual mean of 26 ° C. Precipitation is concentrated in the rainy season from May to October and reaches 2,000 mm per year in the central highlands. Despite this amount of precipitation, there are no larger bodies of water on the island due to the porous limestone subsoil.
Barbados is in the catchment area of the Atlantic hurricanes.