Easternmost island in the West Indies, ruled since 1966 by the Monarchy of Barbados


Barbados - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles. It is 34 kilometres in length and as much as 23 kilometres in width, amounting to 431 square kilometres. It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 kilometres east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, it is about 168 kilometres east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and 400 kilometres north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Barbados | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 98, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
"Infighting among members of the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) continued in 2015. In November, the BLP expelled from its ranks longtime member and sitting member of Parliament Maria Agard. Agard said she would challenge the expulsion, and continued to sit in the House of Assembly, the lower house, at the year's end. The developments followed the 2014 resignation from the BLP of former prime minister Owen Arthur, who became an independent."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.78, Rank: 85, Personal Freedom: 6.92, Economic Freedom: 6.65
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.65, Rank: 104