Updated: View Site Map Site Map
 Barbados Knowledge Centre
Country Flag
Area: 430 sq km; 166 sq miles
Population: 285,000
Capital City: Bridgetown
Independence: 20 Nov 1966
Last Election: 21 Feb 2013
Next Election: Feb 2018
Learn more about parliament Learn more about political parties Learn more about elections View Voter Education View Biographies
PARLIAMENT PARTIES ELECTIONS EDUCATION BIOGRAPHIES
Election Centre
 Featured Resources
 Barbados Parliament Learn more
View resource
 House of Assembly of Barbados
spacer
 Senate of Barbados
spacer
 Cabinet of Barbados
  Election Centre 2013 Learn more
View resource
  General Election Results 2013
spacer
  Political Parties Contesting 2013 Election
spacer
  Election Candidates 2013
 National Budgets Learn more
View resource
 2016 Budget Statement
spacer
 2015 Budget Statement
  Biographies Learn more
View resource
  Governors-General
spacer
  Heads of Government
Barbados
 Biographies
spacer
 Country Profile
spacer
 Chief Justices
spacer
 Country Studies
spacer
 Diplomacy & Aid
spacer
 Elections
spacer
 Electoral Legislation
spacer
 Governors-General
spacer
 Heads of Government
spacer
 Independence
spacer
 Independence Messages
spacer
 Leaders of the Opposition
spacer
 National Budgets
spacer
 National Heroes
spacer
 National Strategies and Policies
spacer
 Parliament
spacer
 Throne Speeches
spacer
 United Nations General Assembly Addresses
spacer
 Key Country Facts
Government Type Parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth
spacer
Independence 30 November 1966 | Learn more »
spacer
Constitution 30 November 1966 | Download constitution »
spacer
Legal system English common law; no judicial review of legislative acts; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
spacer
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
spacer
Executive Branch

Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor-General Sir Elliot BELGRAVE (since 1 June 2012) | Learn more »

Head of Government: Prime Minister Fruendel STUART (since 23 October 2010) | Learn more »

Cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister | Learn more »

spacer
Legislative Branch

Bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (21 seats; members appointed by the governor general - 12 on the advice of the Prime Minister, 2 on the advice of the opposition leader, and 7 at his discretion) and the House of Assembly (30 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms) | Learn more »

Elections: House of Assembly - last held on 21 February 2013 (next to be called in 2018) | Learn more »

Election results: House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - DLP 51.3%, BLP 48.3%; seats by party - DLP 16, BLP 14

spacer
Judicial Branch Supreme Court of Judicature consists of a High Court and a Court of Appeal (judges are appointed by the Service Commissions for the Judicial and Legal Services); Caribbean Court of Justice or CCJ is the highest court of appeal; based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago | Learn more »
spacer
INTERACTIVE MAP
PHOTO GALLERY
View resource View resource
View resource View resource
 Extended Resources
  National Heroes Learn more
View resource
 Profiles of National Heroes
  Electoral Legislation Learn more
View resource
 Laws governing the electoral process
  Political Parties Learn more
View resource
 Background on political parties and related groups
 Independence Feature Learn more
View resource
 Background on Road to Independence
 Independence Day Addresses Learn more
View resource
 Address by leaders for Independence Day
  Throne Speeches Learn more
View resource
 Speech for the Cermonial Opening of Parliament
  National Strategies and Policies Learn more
View resource
 Strategies and Policies by Sector
  Treaties Learn more
View resource
 Bilateral and multilateral treaties
  UN General Assembly Statements Learn more
View resource
 Addresses to the UN General Assembly
 Link Library
View resource Country Studies Learn more
Links to studies and other profiles on country
View resource Diplomacy & Aid Learn more
Links related to diplomacy, bilateral, and international aid to country
View resource Country Links Learn more
Links to government agencies and related reouces
 Media
MEDIA TITLE TYPE NOTES
Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC TV8) Television Government-owned station
CBC Radio 900 AM Radio Government-owned station
The One 98.1 Radio Government-owned station
Quality 100.7 Radio Government-owned station
Capital Media HD 99.3 FM Radio Commercial station
BBS FM Radio Commercial station
Faith 102 Radio Commercial station
Hott 95.3 Radio Commercial station
Voice of Barbados Radio Commercial station
Love 104.1 Radio Commercial station
Gospel 97.5 FM Radio Commercial station
Mix 96.9 Radio Commercial station
Q 1010.1 Radio Commercial station
Y 103.3 FM Radio Commercial station
Caribbean News Agency (Cana) News Agency Public-private agency in English-speaking Caribbean
Barbados Advocate Press Daily newspaper
The Nation Press Daily newspaper
Barbados Today Press Online newspaper
Broad Street Journal Press Business newspaper
 Featured Photos
Click to enlarge
Members of the Barbados House of Assembly 2013 - present
Click to enlarge
Members of the Barbados Senate 2013 - present
 
Fact Check
We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, or if you would like to share additional information on the topic, kindly contact us!
How to Reference Our Site
To reference our site, please use the following as a general guideline.
APA: KnowledgeWalk Institute. (Date Published).Title of Web Page. Retrieved from (URL)
MLA: "Title of Web Page." caribbeanelections.com. KnowledgeWalk Institute, (date published). Web. Date Accessed.
Chicago: "Title of Web Page," KnowledgeWalk Institute, last modified (date), URL.
Visit KnowledgeWalk Institute © 2008-2017 KnowledgeWalk Institute. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Statement | Terms of Use  | Advertise With Us | About Us | Contact Us