Essay Barbados

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Barbados
     When one thinks of Barbados, one thinks of luscious, turquoise blue waters; soft white sand beaches; blue, white clouded skies; fresh fruits; exotic, delicious dishes and honeymoons. One, however, tends to forget the formation of this land. This Caribbean luxury Island has much history and great heritage. In this report, I will detail Barbados’s location, history, labor relations, population size and structure, industries, plus add a little zest with the beauty of the Island.
     Let’s begin with the location of Barbados. Barbados is an Island of a cluster of Caribbean Islands. Its location is on the boundary of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, in a
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Age structure is as follows:
•     0-14 years old: 21% (male 29,294; female 29,020)
•     15-64 years old: 70.3% (male 95,675; female 99,864)
•     65 years and over: 8.8% (male 9,370; female 15,066)
The population growth is at 0.36% with 12.98 births/1,000 population.
Infant mortality rate as follows:
•     Male: 14.26 deaths/1,000 live births
•     Female: 10.94 deaths/1,000 live births
Total-12.61 deaths/1,000 lives births
Life expectancy at birth is as follows:
•     Male: 69.51 years
•     Female: 73.81 years
Total population: 71.64 years
Sex ratio is as follows:
•     At birth: 1.01 males/females
•     Under 15 years: 1.01 males/females
•     15-64 years: 0.96 males/females
•     65 years and over: 0.62 males/females
Total population: 0.93 males/females
Ethnic Groups:
•     Black 90%
•     White 4%
•     Asian and mixed 6%
Religions:
•     Protestant 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, and Other 12%)
•     Roman Catholic 4%
•     None 17%
•     Other 12%
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