This Month in History: July

July 5th 1628

The capital of Barbados moves from Courteen’s settlement at St. James Town to Bridgetown.

July 26th 1937

Riots erupted in Barbados as a way of striking back against the bad socioeconomic conditions on the island. This particular riot was also fuelled by an angry crowd that were protesting against the deportation of Clement Payne, a Trinidadian of Barbadian decent

July 4th 1973

A treaty is signed by Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados to establish the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

July 1993

BLP Leader, Henry Forde, resigns from office. Owen Arthur was then appointed leader of the party.

June 2008

Dispute erupts between Barbados and Venezuela over the delineation of the maritime border, arising due to the launch of a bid for offshore oil exploration.