Bajan Diaspora Online, LLC, is a Limited Liability online magazine for Barbadians, descendants of Barbadians, and those who would like to know about Barbados and Barbadian culture. The publication serves to restore our national pride and unity in our homeland, as many Bajans tend to lose track of friends, relatives and loved ones after they have left Barbados.
Our objective is to treasure our beautiful Island in the sun, and willed to us by our Forefathers’ hands, to its once majestic status of a being a Paradise on Earth for Bajans and Visitors alike.
Barbados is the eastern-most Caribbean island. The history of the early settlement of Barbados is being rewritten as a result of recent archaeological discoveries unearthed at the site of Port St. Charles. Artifacts and evidence point to settlement some time around 1623 B.C. The first indigenous people were Amerindians who arrived here from Venezuela.
1625 - 1644 English Colonisation
The first English ship - May 14th 1625 under the command of Captain John Powell and claimed on behalf of King James I. On February 17th 1627, Captain Henry Powell landed in Holetown(formerly Jamestown), with a party of 80 settlers and 10 slaves to occupy and settle the island.. The colonists established a House of Assembly in 1639. It was the 3rd ever Parliamentary Democracy in the world (Barbados History).
During the 1630’s, the production of sugar, tobacco and cotton was heavily reliant on the indenture of servants.