Barbados: Political System
Barbados is a member of the Commonwealth. The head of state is the Queen of
England. The governor represents the head of state and thus mainly performs
representative tasks. The parliament has a bicameral system consisting of the
House of Assembly with 30 seats and the Senate with 21 members. The House of
Representatives, which is elected for a maximum of five years, elects the Prime
Minister. The judiciary is independent. The judiciary consists of the Supreme
Court and eight magistrate courts and, as the highest instance, the Judicial
Commission of the Privy Council in London. The administration consists of 11
districts (Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint James, Saint John,
Saint Joseph, Saint Lucy, Saint Michael, Saint Peter, Saint Philip, Saint
Thomas). The capital has a special status.
According to Digopaul.com,
the official name of the country is:
The national anthem of a country is a piece of music that is usually
underlaid with a text and is intended to express the state, lifestyle and
national feeling of a country. It is played on particularly festive occasions,
e.g. B. at state visits, on special holidays or to honor politicians, business
leaders, etc. The national anthem of the respective winning country is also
performed at the award ceremony on the occasion of international sporting events
such as the Olympic Games, the Tour de France or World and European
Championships. The introduction of the national anthems in most European
countries goes back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The numerous
former colonies that had become independent usually carried their national
anthems, as well as their national flags,
Based on flag descriptions by
Countryaah.com, the national anthem of Barbados is called: "In Plenty and In Time of Need",
the text is by Irving Burgie (1926-), the composition by C. Van Roland Edwards
(1912-1985). It was adopted on November 30, 1966.
|In plenty and in time of need
When this fair land was young
Our brave forefathers sowed the seed
From which our pride has sprung
A pride that makes no wanton boast
Of what it has withstood
That binds our hearts from coast to coast
The pride of nationhoodRefrain:
We loyal sons and daughters all
Do hereby make it known
These fields and hills beyond recall
Are now our very own
We write our names on history's page
With expectations great
Strict guardians of our heritage
Firm craftsmen of our fate.The Lord has been the people's guide
for past three hundred years.
With Him still on the people's side
We have no doubts or fears.
Upward and onward we shall go,
Inspired, exulting, free,
And greater will our nation grow
In strength and unity.
In the English translation
|Heroes of the sea, noble people;
Brave and immortal nation.
Now the hour has come
to show Portugal's splendor again.
From the fog of the past,
O Fatherland, we hear the voices of
Our venerable forefathers.
This should lead us to victory!Refrain
To the guns, the guns;
On land and at sea!
To the weapons, the weapons;
To defend our fatherland!
To march towards the enemy guns!
Unroll the invincible flag
In the shining light of your heaven.
Europe and the whole world proclaim
that Portugal was not conquered.
Your happy fatherland is kissed;
From the ocean that mumbles with love.
And your conquering arm of discovery
has given the world new lands.Refrain
Salutes the rising sun,
Which shows a prosperous future.
Let the end of the past be
the signal for our new beginning.
The rays of this significant beginning
are like the mother's kisses, which
protect and support us in the
struggle against fate.
Barbados: People you know
Politicians and rulers
Heads of state
- Georg I Hanover (1660-1727) 1714-1727
- Georg II Hanover (1727-1760) 1683-1760
- George III Hanover (1738-1820) 1760-1820
- George IV Hanover (1762-1830) 1820-1830
- Wilhelm IV Hanover (1765-1837) 1830-1837
- Viktoria I. Hanover (1819-1901)
- Edward VII of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1841-1910) 1901-1910
- George V (1910-1936) 1864-1936
- Edward VIII (1894-1972) 1936
- George VI. (1895-1952) 1936-1952
- Elizabeth II (born 1926) has ruled since 1952
- Sir Robert Duncan Harris Arundell (1904-1989) 1953-1959
- Sir John Montague Stow (1911-1997) 1959-1967
- Sir Arleigh Winston Scott (1900-1976) 1967-1976
- William Douglas (1921-) 1976-1976
- Sir Deighton Lisle Ward (1909-1984) 1976-1984
- William Douglas (1921-) 1984
- Sir Hugh Worell Springer (1913-1994) 1984-1990
- Dame Nita Barrow (1916-1995) 1990-1995
- Sir Denys Williams (1929-) 1995-1996
- Sir Clifford Husbands (* 1926 -) 1996 -
- Errol Walton Barrow (1920-1987) 1966-1976
- John Michael G. Adams (1931-1985) 1976-1985
- Harold Bernard St. John (1931-2004) 1985-1986
- Errol Walton Barrow (1920-1987) 1985-1987
- Lloyd Erskine Sandiford (1937-)
- Owen Seymour Arthur (born 1949) 1994 - 2008
- Obadele Thompson (1976), track and field athlete and
- Arthur Barclay(1854-1938) was born in Bridgetown,
Barbados in 1854. He later emigrated to Liberia, where he was Treasury
Secretary under President Garretson W. Gibson and later succeeded
him. Between November 4, 1904 and January 1, 1912, Barclay was President of
Liberia for the True Whig Party.