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Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to Barbados!

Barbados is the most easterly island in the chain of Caribbean islands.  The island enjoys a mild and pleasant tropical climate all year round.  Barbados is surrounded by white sandy beaches and has an excellent infrastructure, with an extensive network of surfaced roads and a good internal and external telecommunication system, including Internet access. 

There are daily air connections to many major cities, providing easy access to countries of North and South America, Europe and most Caribbean countries.  The country maintains a high standard of health care, which is easily accessible to all. The main hospital is the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and there are a number of polyclinics, which also provide health care.

Barbados is both an oasis for relaxation and a virtual mecca for active lifestyles and cultural pursuits. Warm hospitality extends to splendid cultural events, sporting activities and historic attractions.

Stores open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. In addition to the large department stores and supermarkets in Bridgetown (5 miles from Campus), shopping plazas are located in Black Rock, Rock Dundo, Cave Hill, Sunset Crest, Holetown, St. James; and Warrens, St. Michael.

Normal banking hours are:
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m