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Historic Caribbean capital leads latest inscriptions to UN World Heritage List

UN News Centre "The historic section of the capital of Barbados today became the Caribbean country's first entry on the United Nations-managed World Heritage List after a committee of experts approved its inscription and that of two other sites.
The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Paris, said Bridgetown and its garrison deserved a place on the List, which is comprised of more than 900 cultural or natural sites around the world regarded as having outstanding universal value.

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported that the committee found the Bridgetown site – comprised of a well-preserved old town and a nearby military garrison – to be an outstanding example of British colonial architecture."

Feature Barbados’ finest all-inclusive resorts

iWantSun.co.uk "No island captures the beauty of the Caribbean more than Barbados. Lying further east than any developed island in the region, it is a beautiful jewel of white sand beaches and rich cultural heritage. The west coast boasts luxury hotels, coral shore beaches, and teeming reefs offshore. the windy east is where trade winds stir up the waters, causing waves to pound against a rocky coastline. Inland are rolling forested hills, deep gullies, and phenomenal geological structures caused by two landmasses merging together over millions of years.

And apart from the beautiful beaches, the highlight of the island has to be its people! Barbadians are some of the most friendly and relaxed people on earth, who are always ready to greet you with a smile and make you feel welcome. So following on with our guide of luxury resorts over the world, we cast a spotlight on this Caribbean Island where the sun always shines..."

Top Attractions for Travellers Enjoying Barbados

Just the Flight Travel News: "For those travelling to the Caribbean, Barbados remains a huge attraction. The beautiful island is renowned as one of the most stunning spots in the area, allowing for visitors to enjoy holidays in the very epitome of paradise. For those visiting the location there are several experiences and attractions that should not be missed."

The Barbados Tourism Authority and Rihanna Ink Three-Year Marketing Deal

/PRNewswire/ --: "NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the best-selling artists of all time with more than 30 million records and 100 million singles sold, Rihanna has signed a multi-year deal with The Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) to exclusively promote her hometown island of Barbados as a tourist destination. The three-year partnership officially kicks off in Bridgetown, Barbados on August 5, 2011 with a full-length concert of her current 'Loud' tour produced by the BTA and Roc Nation.
'Barbados is a place like no other and one of the reasons for this is the spirit and national pride of our people,' said Rihanna. 'I want each and every visitor to this beautiful island to experience what makes this destination different from all others and that is the spirit and warmth of my fellow Barbadians.'
As an ambassador for the island of Barbados, over the next three years, Rihanna will exclusively promote the destination through advertising campaigns…

'Rock star' Rooney belts out Beatles in Barbados piano bar!

The Times of India: "LONDON: England strikers Wayne Rooney and Andy Carroll were reported to have spent their holiday in a Barbados piano bar, singing and humming songs of the Beatles.

After the long Premier League season, 25-year-old Rooney sang several songs by the Liverpool legends, while 22-year-old Carroll shared some of the vocals.

'Having a great night in Barbados! In lexys piano bar with @ColeenRoo and friends,' the Daily Mail quoted Rooney as tweeting."