Barbados. According to
COUNTRYAAH, the tourists flocked to Barbados like never
before. During the first six months of the year, over
300,000 tourists visited the country, which is more than the
total number of residents in the region. As in many of the
neighboring countries, the economy is also largely dependent
on the financial sector serving international players.
Barbados therefore responded strongly to the fact that it
was included in the list of tax havens that the EU had
published in June.
In September, Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and
his Saint Vincent and Grenadian counterpart, Ralph
Gonsalves, signed an agreement defining the sea border
between the two countries. The agreement is historically in
the sense that it is the first of its kind that Barbados has
concluded with another country within the Organization of
Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The same month, it was also
announced that Barbados has received a US $ 10 million loan
from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which will
be used, among other things, to strengthen the social
protection network for the country's poorest residents.