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Barbados > Financial


How To Open A Bank Account In Barbados

Thursday June 18, 2020 (08:10:04)

If you're planning to live and work in Barbados, a local bank account is essential – after all, nobody wants to face a transaction fee every time they make a purchase or withdrawal. Luckily, opening a bank account as an expat in Barbados is relatively easy, and if you’re looking to do so, here’s what you need to know.   more ...

Barbados > Property


How To Rent Or Buy Property In Barbados

Thursday April 30, 2020 (14:27:26)

Barbados is a country that’s famous for its blue seas, flavoursome fish cutters and rum punch so strong that it’s almost guaranteed to put hairs on your chest. With a steady influx of tourism each year (there were 522,583 visitors in the first nine months of 2019 alone!), the country is made up of a mixture of locals, expats and tourists.   more ...

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How To Find A Job In Barbados

Monday January 27, 2020 (16:51:51)

The beautiful island of Barbados is an enticing prospect for expats seeking work. Due to the popularity of the island as a destination, competition for employment is quite stiff, but a range of jobs are to be found, including many in the tourism and hospitality sectors – the island is a popular tourist destination, too.   more ...

Barbados > Financial


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


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


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


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


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


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

Wednesday September 02, 2015 (11:51:31)
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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 – Top Expat Blogs

Tuesday August 25, 2015 (12:12:39)
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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

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

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