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city (1990 pop. 5,928), capital, commercial center, and chief port of BarbadosBarbados
, island state (2015 est. pop. 284,000), 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.
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the capital of Barbados, a port on the SW coast. Pop.: 144 000 (2005 est.)
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He added: "The biggest problem I would be looking at is that it is giving that negative back to Bridgetown and there is so much work being done by the local community to get rid of that image.
Getting around One of the cheapest ways of exploring Bridgetown is by bus.
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.
Singer Rihanna has thanked the community in her hometown of Bridgetown, Barbados, after officials named a street after her.
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To reflect further on the photograph's enigmatic and spectral quality, I would place it in dialogue with other sites of Jewish memory in Bridgetown. The original building of the nearby synagogue, accessible from Swan Street, was destroyed along with its historical records in an 1831 hurricane.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Britain's Prince Harry and international popstar Rihanna took HIV tests on Thursday as part of a World Aids Day campaign in Barbados.
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Attending a dinner in honor of pay parity activist Lilly Ledbetter's visit in May to Bridgetown, Barbados, were, from left, Pedro Shepherd of the Barbados Union of Teachers, Joy-Ann Inniss of the National Union of Public Workers, Ledbetter, Ambassador Linda Taglialatela, Public Affairs Officer Yolonda Kerney, Charmaine Crawford of the Barbados Institute of Gender Studies and Cedric Murrell of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados.
In Barbados he met the colourful Mrs Hercules at the Bridgetown market and says: "I watched the wonderful Mrs Hercules make this sauce on her market stall ...
As CEO of the mid-size Portland, Oregon contract manufacturer Bridgetown Natural Foods, Klock and his wife, Kelly, first invested in the company from afar.
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