Barbados. According to COUNTRYAAH, Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados which is located in North America. 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.