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Barbados > Financial

Barbados

How To Set Up A Bank Account In Barbados

Monday July 29, 2019 (17:42:33)

A bank account is essential if you are living and working in Barbados. Opening an account with one of the many banks available is relatively easy. Expats will need to take along two different types of ID and one of these must be a passport. The other can be a driver’s license or copy of visa documentation. There is always a small amount that must be deposited in the account when it is opened, but this amount will vary from bank to bank and it is worth shopping around to find out the differences between the accounts.   more ...

Barbados > Education

Barbados

Femi Mascoll, Special Needs Education Teacher, Barbados

Monday May 27, 2019 (07:55:19)
Femi with a student
Femi, you're a home-school and special needs education teacher in Barbados. Tell us about your job: what does a day in your life look like?

To say that my days are quite hectic is an understatement. My students and I normally begin our day with something fun like story-telling or animated videos. I am a very hands-on teacher so this means teaching my lessons while sitting on the floor, painting along with the kids or outdoors playing hop-scotch to help them relax.   more ...

Barbados > Education

Barbados

Private Schools In Barbados: An Expat Guide

Monday April 01, 2019 (16:17:08)

Barbados is a beautiful holiday destination, but have you ever considered moving there? While the small island nation is densely populated (its the 18th most populated country in the world, in fact) it is not hugely popular with expats. That’s not to say that you can’t find life hugely satisfying in Barbados if you’re planning on relocating there, but you may struggle to find some of the information you’re looking for.   more ...

Barbados > Living

Barbados

How To Stable Your Horse In Barbados

Monday March 25, 2019 (16:40:12)

If you’re concerned about stabling your horse in Barbados, then congratulations - this is a great problem to have! It’s not always easy to find livery yards on the island, but in fact there are quite a few options.   more ...

Barbados > Moving

Barbados

Ten Essentials You Need To Pack For A Move To Barbados

Saturday September 05, 2015 (15:35:41)
Image © Smudge 9000 on Flickr
The island destination of Barbados, located in the eastern Caribbean, is home to a population that takes pride in their cultural heritage, while also extending a warm welcome to foreigners. Expats moving to Barbados can expect to live a tranquil outdoor lifestyle with plenty of interesting activities. They can also take advantage of the country’s excellent healthcare system, business friendly environment and stable society.   more ...

Barbados > Working

Barbados

Running Your Own Business In Barbados – Five Things You Need To Know

Wednesday September 02, 2015 (11:51:31)
Image © Meg Stewart on Flickr
Starting a new business, or moving your current one, to a new country can feel like a daunting prospect. Fortunately, starting up a business in Barbados is relatively simple, especially if you are well informed and prepared.

This country has a history of stable economic performance. Moreover, the Government of Barbados has refined its legislation so that foreign investors can establish an international business entity easily and enjoy maximum returns.   more ...

Barbados > Links

Barbados

Barbados – Top Expat Blogs

Tuesday August 25, 2015 (12:12:39)
Image © Berit Watkin on Flickr
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Barbados and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Three Kinds Of Sunshine
http://www.threekindsofsunshine.com/

Yvonne is a freelance magazine journalist originally hailing from the UK but currently living in Barbados with her family.   more ...

Barbados > Living

Barbados

The Traditional Music Of The Caribbean: Artists You Should Know

Monday August 17, 2015 (13:36:10)
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The Caribbean is a small region near the Gulf of Mexico, situated roughly between the North and South American mainland. This area of less than 250,000 square kilometers contains around 30 different countries and territories, made up of over 700 islands, reefs, and other land formations. Naturally, this makes for an incredible variety in terms of politics, race, geography, religion, and culture. The music of the Caribbean, being influenced by all these factors, is also astonishingly varied.   more ...

Barbados > Health

Barbados

Health Risks For Expats In the Caribbean

Sunday August 16, 2015 (16:44:44)
Image © Berit Watkin on Flickr
Tropical island life – beautiful beaches, lush, green hills, fresh fruit, coffee and rum, and a generally laid-back way of living – that’s what most people think about when they think of the Caribbean.

Of course, there’s always a lot more to these dreamy locations, and some of it is not very pleasant, especially when it comes to living there rather than being a tourist. This doesn't take away from the beauty of the place; however, it is important to consider these factors beforehand.   more ...

Barbados > Living

Barbados

5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Barbados

Wednesday August 05, 2015 (12:07:54)
Image © Jens Karlsson on Flickr
Moving to an island paradise in the Caribbean is a common dream, one that many people in the US and Europe actively plan for and work towards. The beaches, the sun, and the climate in general are of course major draws, and for some, cultural aspects such as music and cuisine are also important. In addition, there are expectations of a simpler life that’s more relaxed and in touch with nature, and of course cheaper.   more ...