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Yearbook 2002

Barbados. According to Countryaah website, 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.

2002 Barbados

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.

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