Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II
Joined the Commonwealth: 1966
Capital City (location of Parliament): Bridgetown
Unicameral/Bicameral: Bicameral - House of Assembly (30) and Senate (21)
CPA UK and Barbados
Parliamentarians from Barbados attend CPA UK's annual Westminster Workshop on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure. Following Barbados's General Election in 2018, CPA UK will aim to engage more comprehensively with Barbados and other legislatures in the Eastern Caribbean on areas such as trade, climate change, representation of women and national security.
Parliamentarians from Barbados have engaged with CPA UK through multilateral projects such as the International Parliamentary Project on Sustainability, Energy and Development. The project involved parliamentarians from the Caribbean and Americas in a Regional Workshop hosted in Port of Spain and a Commonwealth-wide conference in London in March 2016 focusing on parliamentarians' role in oversight of energy and the implementation of the SDGs.
Following its elections in 2018, CPA UK will seek to engage with the Parliament and its new Membership.
Our Recent Programmes
Caribbean Regional Workshop on Sustainability, Energy and Development, Port of Spain, 7-10 December 2015
CPA UK, working in partnership with the Parliament of Trinidad & Tobago delivered the Caribbean Regional Workshop on Energy, Sustainability & Development for Caribbean and UK parliamentarians.
The Workshop was one of three regional workshops to be delivered by CPA UK with UNDP as part of an International Parliamentary Project (IPP) following the adoption of the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) by the international community.