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Barbados is an island country and microstate in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of the Americas, and the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands. It lies on the boundary of the South American and the Caribbean Plates.


Our standard dataset contains 416 entities connected with Barbados. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Barbados. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 70 entities identified as PEPs connected with Barbados.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister1--
Minister of Agriculture, Food, & Nutrition Security1--
Minister of Education & Technological & Vocational Training1--
Minister of Energy, Small Business, & Entrepreneurship1--
Minister of Environment & National Beautification1--
Minister of Finance & Economic Development1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade1--
Minister of Health & Wellness1--
Minister of Home Affairs & Information1--
Minister of Housing, Lands, & Maintenance1--
Minister of Industry, Innovation, Science, & Smart Technology1--
Minister of International Business & Industry1--
Minister of Labor, Social Security, & Third Sector1--
Minister of Legal Affairs, Attorney General, with responsibility for the Police1--
Minister of Maritime Affairs & the Blue Economy1--
Minister of People Empowerment & Elder Affairs1--
Minister of Tourism & International Transport1--
Minister of Transport, Works, & Water Resources1--
Minister of Youth, Sports, & Community Empowerment1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of Assembly--30
Member of the House of Assembly of Barbados-111
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados-21
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of the European Union to Barbados--1
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to Barbados--1

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor-General of Barbados-21
Prime Minister of Barbados-21
Chief Justice of Barbados--2
Attorney-General of Barbados--1
Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment-1-
Minister of Finance of Barbados--1
Minister of National Security of Barbados--1
Ministry of Labour--1
monarch of Barbados-1-
President of Barbados--1
Speaker of the Barbados Assembly--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...