Translating Creolization Symposium 2 - May 18-19, 2017



Quick Facts on Barbados:

Average Temperature in October: High
- 28°C or 84°F; Low 23°C or 76°F

Language: English with a broad dialect called Bajan.

Currency: Barbados Dollar - US$1 = BB$2 approx.

Time: GMT-4 hrs. There is no daylight saving time in Barbados

Electricity: Electricity in Barbados is 110 volts/50 cycles


Entry Requirements: See Travel Documents

Health Requirements: See Health in Barbados

Driving: A temporary yearly Barbados licence costs BB$10 (US$5) and is obtainable from car rental agencies and Police Stations. Full licence must be shown. Drive on left. Go to Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia "Documents" for more information.


Customs and Duty Free Allowances:

Go here for information on Customs Regulations, Restricted Items, Duty Free Allowances


Landline:  Local calls from landlines are free of cost.

Mobile Devices:  There are two main mobile service providers in Barbados - FLOW and DIGICEL.  SIM cards for your unlocked phone are available for both providers at the UWI Bookshop at a cost of BB $5.  The SIM cards may also be purchased at any of the FLOW or DIGICEL outlets as a prepaid package for approximately BB $15 which normally includes $10 credit. Prepaid credit may be purchased from most gas stations and the UWI Bookshop.

Data Service:   (FLOW) You may purchase a prepaid 3G data service that should work in your unlocked iPhone, iPad, Smartphone etc. Micro sims are also available. For a BB$2 per day 10MB data pass, you may text 10MB to short code 145 to activate.


Eating Out:

Getting Around:

Bus fare is BB$2.00 (US$1.00). 

Three types of buses operating in Barbados:
· The Government-owned Barbados Transport Board is a blue bus with a yellow stripe.
· Minibuses are yellow with a blue stripe.
· Route Taxis or ZRs are a white maxi taxi with a maroon stripe.

A number of taxi services are available and may be sourced in the local telephone directory.

Things to Do:


- Jammin' Catamaran Cruises
- Atlantis Submarine Tours


Places to See:

- Harrison's Cave
- Welchman Hall Gully
- Flower Forest
- Andromeda Garden



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