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city (1990 pop. 5,928), capital, commercial center, and chief port of BarbadosBarbados
, island state (2005 est. pop. 279,300), 166 sq mi (430 sq km), in the West Indies. The capital and largest city is Bridgetown. Land, People, and Economy

The island, E of St. Vincent, in the Windward Islands, is the easternmost of the Caribbean islands.
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, West Indies. It is, in addition, a tourist and health resort. Sugar, rum, and molasses are the leading exports, and Bridgetown also serves as an important financial center and transshipment point. The city was founded by the British in 1628, and its old town section and nearby garrison preserve examples of colonial period architecture.


the capital of Barbados, a port on the SW coast. Pop.: 144 000 (2005 est.)
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Surfing on the east coast at Bathsheba, catamaran cruises and undersea submarines out of Bridgetown, and then all the individual beaches have their own providers.
The 29-year-old singer grew up in the country's capital Bridgetown, and in honour of her success, the street she lived on as a child has had its name officially changed to Rihanna Drive.
Braemar's 14-night M1731 Caribbean Christmas & New Year flycruise, ex London on December 21, via Bridgetown, Barbados, starts from PS3,099 per person (fly-cruise package) / PS2,199 per person (cruise-only) (for an Ocean View Room).
While visiting the Jewish cemetery adjacent to the Bridgetown synagogue several years ago, I was excited to discover a tombstone bearing the name of the Jewish protagonist of Guadeloupean writer Maryse Conde's 1986 novel I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, Benjamin Cohen d'Azevedo.
Bridgetown is worth a visit if only for its thriving, colourful shops and markets, that and seeing the locals waving and giving each other high fives as they weave their way through the tourists.
WEST INDIES v INDIA Sky Sports 2, 3pm THE second Test between the West Indies and India starts in Bridgetown today but the Windies' hopes of levelling the series at 1-1 may be dashed by the weather, writes James Milton.
Biggs was being kept well away from the press in a Bridgetown police cell yesterday as his fingerprints were flown in from London to the Barbadian capital.
To promote the new service, JetBlue is offering a special fare of USD99 one-way for travel from New York to Bridgetown.
All the action from the first day of the Fourth Test at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.
The 28-year-old actor admitted he knew the girl, from Cheshire, was 16 at the time but said she never resisted his advances as he denied the charge at the High Court in Bridgetown, Barbados.
WEST Indies' brave pursuit of their record run chase in the third and final Test against Australia fell 88 runs short after they were dismissed for 387 on the final day in Bridgetown.