Political System

  • Barbados has a stable and democratic system of government.
  • It became an independent Nation on November 30, 1966.
  • His Excellency Elliot Belgrave is the Governor General.
  • The Rt. Hon Freundel Stuart is the Prime Minister.
  • Tourism is the main foreign exchange earner, with agriculture, oil and the financial services sector contributing to the island's economy.
  • The official currency is the Barbados (BDS) dollar and the exchange rate is fixed at BDS $1.98 to US$1.