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Barbados is the most easterly in the Caribbean island chain, known as the island in the Caribbean on which the sun rises first.

Archaeological evidence indicates that Arawak Indians inhabited the island prior to the settlement by the English at Holetown in 1625.

The resident population is approximately 270,000, with blacks being the predominant race. The island’s main religion is Christianity. There are small groups of Hindus, Muslims and Jews.

The Government provides free education at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

The official language is English.

Our motto is Pride and Industry.