Barbados 2002

In 2002, Barbados was an independent country located in the Caribbean. It had a population of around 285,000 people and an economy that was heavily reliant on tourism and offshore financial services. Despite this, there were still economic challenges such as high levels of poverty and inequality within the country. In addition, there were concerns over rising levels of unemployment, particularly among young people and those living in rural areas. According to computerannals, Barbados was a stable democracy with strong government institutions which enabled it to address pressing issues such as crime and corruption. Furthermore, Barbados also enjoyed close diplomatic ties with other countries in the region which enabled it to remain an important player in international affairs. In terms of development, the government began to focus on improving infrastructure and providing basic services such as healthcare and education which provided a glimmer of hope for a better future for Barbadians. Additionally, efforts have been made by both local and international organizations to strengthen democratic institutions within the country in order to promote stability within Barbados.

Yearbook 2002

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.

Barbados Border Countries Map

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.

Barbados Country Overview

Finn does not need a visa to stay in Barbados for less than 90 days. NOTE. The passport must be valid for 6 months from arrival in the country.

Exit fee There is no exit fee in Barbados. NOTE! Local authorities may change exit fees without notice.

Everyone participating in the trip must have a valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses in the event of illness or other similar need. Please check the validity of your own insurance and the terms and conditions of the insurance cancellation cover.

Please pay attention to the special nature of your trip and check the coverage of the insurance in that respect as well. In many locations, the insurance must also be valid when moving at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters, in which case it also covers mountain sickness.

Many hiking or diving trips require more extensive insurance, which covers, for example, diving or moving on a glacier. Please check the contents of your insurance with your insurance company.

Please check that the basic vaccinations according to the national vaccination program are valid. In addition, hepatitis A vaccine and, at its discretion, hepatitis B vaccine are always recommended for tourists.

There is no yellow fever in the country, however, proof of vaccination is required for tourists over the age of 1 who arrive from countries where yellow fever is present, with the exception of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. The requirement also applies to a stopover of more than 12 hours. ashore. As there is no yellow fever in Finland, a person coming directly from Finland does not need a vaccination certificate.

Please always check the vaccination requirements at your health center or the vaccination advice of the tourist clinic

Currency: Barbados Dollar (BBD). Currency can be obtained from Finland by booking in advance.

About 15% of the total amount of the invoice.

The time difference is
GMT -4, ie 6 hours after Finnish time.

Electrical current
115 V, 50Hz American plug

Mobile phones
Please check the coverage of your subscription with your operator. Area code + 1-246

Barbados has a tropical climate. Temperatures are almost +30 all year round. From June to October, there is a risk of hurricane in the Caribbean. Rain is produced all year round, but the most active rainy season lasts from July to November.

Barbados is a relatively safe destination, but you should exercise normal caution. The most common crimes against tourists are related to pickpocketing.