Quick Facts

Area in square km 430
Per capita GDP in dollars 16,600 (2015)
Population 290,604 (2015)
Size of armed forces 1,000 (2016)
U.S. military personnel present 3 (2015)

Barbados at a glance

Military & Police Aid $2,969,044 (2015)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $315,293 (2014)
Arms Sales $3,940 (2014)
Trainees 33 (2015)
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Military vs. Economic Aid

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
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Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
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Arms Sales

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. arms sales to this country. For detailed information on equipment, weapons and military services sold to this country, click "view data set." Note: This is not grant aid: these are items that governments purchase with their own funds.
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7/3/12 | Blog
Tradewinds 2012: A week of military exercises

Between June 14th and 24th, U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), led by U.S. Marine Forces South, sponsored ten days of...

6/7/10 | Blog
Links from the past week
  • Polls for the second and final round of Colombia’s presidential elections, scheduled for June 20, have pro-government candidate Juan Manuel Santos leading former Bogotá mayor Antanas Mockus...

6/4/10 | Blog
Podcast: The Week: Colombia elections, OAS General Assembly, Clinton visit, Alan García visit

Adam and Abigail discuss Colombia's May 30 presidential vote; the upcoming OAS meeting in Peru; Secretary of State Clinton's planned visit to Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Barbados; and Peruvian President Alán García's meeting with President Obama.

The "Just the Facts" podcast is available...



3/28/14 | News
Barbados to scrap mandatory death sentence for murder
The government of Barbados has announced plans to abolish its mandatory death sentence for murder.
11/26/12 | Policy Statements
Barbados National Day Message
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Barbados as you celebrate 46 years of independence this November 30.
6/18/12 | Policy Statements
Tradewinds 2012
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, based in Miami, is the executive agent for the exercise in collaboration with the government of Barbados and participating partner nations.

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