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50th Anniversary of Independence

After the first English settlement at Holetown in 1627, Barbados remained a British colony until achieving independence from Britain on November 30th 1966. In June 1966 at Lancaster House in London, the Barbados Constitutional Conference was convened and all parties were unanimous in wishing Barbados to attain its independence and formally join the Commonwealth of Nations. At the stroke of midnight on 29 November 1966, Barbados became an independent, sovereign state and The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow became our first Prime Minister.