Department of Emergency Management
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Source: World Bank 2021
Barbados is a small island developing state in the eastern most part of the Caribbean Archipelago. The island’s terrain is largely comprised of relatively flat land comprised of limestone rock. Barbados’ coastline is approximately 97 km in length with the majority of the island’s extensive coral life located in marine protected areas on the western coast. The population of Barbados is approximately 287,371 (2020) with 25% of the population living in coastal areas. The country was one of the main cultivators of sugarcane but has shifted its economy towards tourism and financial services. As an island state, Barbados is highly vulnerable to hurricanes and other natural hazards, and is particularly susceptible to the potential impacts of climate change, including coastal inundation and sea level rise, an increase in tidal and storm surge levels, coastal erosion, rising temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns, drought and more frequent and intense tropical cyclones.
This Act provides for the effective organization and management of disasters and other emergencies in Barbados. It ensures the public is informed in cases of hazard, disaster or emergency and establishes public participation provisions on policies and programmes, among others.
The purpose of this law is to establish a framework for authorising the ownership and operation of telecommunications networks, prevent unfair competitive practices by carriers and service providers, and ensure the overall development of telecommunications in the interest of the sustainable development of Barbados.
Tampere Convention was accessioned in 25 Jul 2003.
Drones are banned in Barbados with the possibility of obtaining a permit and get permission to fly a drone.