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Black Rock in Saint Michael (region) is located in Barbados - about 3 mi (or 4 km) North-West of Bridgetown, the country's capital town.

Current time in Black Rock is now 07:30 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "America / Barbados" with an UTC offset of -4 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Welchman Hall, Wanstead, Speightstown, Prospect, Oistins or Fitts Village. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Weymouth, Station Hill, New Orleans, Fairfield, Deacons and Garrison. There are 1 airports near Black Rock. The nearest airport we discovered is Sir Grantley Adams International Airport (IATA: BGI) with a distance of 10 mi (or 16.6 km) South-East of the city centre of Black Rock.

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Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 26°C / 79 °F

Morning Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 83 °F
Night Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Chance of rainfall 5%
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 1028.3 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 10 km/h (6 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 36% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain
Moderate rain

Thursday, July 28th 2016

Broken clouds Day: 28°C (83 °F)
Night: 28°C (82 °F)
Broken clouds, moderate breeze.

Friday, July 29th 2016

Light rain Day: 28°C (83 °F)
Night: 28°C (82 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Light rain Day: 28°C (82 °F)
Night: 28°C (82 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, few clouds.

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lat/lng: 13.207 / -59.627
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Map of local sightseeing hints

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

3Ws Oval

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The 3Ws Oval is a cricket field at the entrance of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Mostly known for the sculpture in the shape of three large wickets that stand tall on the incline above the field. The 3Ws Oval was one of the team warm-up venues for the 2007 Cricket World Cup finals, which were played at the nearby Kensington Oval stadium. The 3Ws has undergone a huge redevelopment over the last four years to meet ICC standards. Found situated next to the 3Ws Oval are the dormitories, the CLR James Centre for Cricket Research and the basketball courts at the University's campus entrance. Leading up the hill from the cricket ground is the West Indies Cricket Walk of Fame which leads up the gravesites of Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott In the park opposite the University, you will find a monument in the shape of a 'W' with busts of each of the famous 3Ws – Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes. These three Barbadian cricketers were all born within a few miles of each other and became a fearsome batting trio for the West Indies. All three were later knighted for their service to cricket. The facilities at the 3Ws Oval also includes an indoor cricket school which hosts the Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre (HPC) which was opened in June 2010. The University's cricket teams also call this picturesque ground home for first-class cricket, List A cricket and local club cricket.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Cricket grounds in Barbados
  • Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Sports venues in Barbados

Queen's College (Barbados)

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Queen's College was established as a result of the recommendation of an Education Commission whose report suggested that Barbados required a first grade school for girls. The school focused on academic excellence and its mandate was to produce an education for girls similar to that in the top educational institutions in Great Britain. The school commenced operation at Constitution Road on January 29, 1883 with thirty-three female students. Their ages ranged from three to nineteen. The school was managed by a Board of Governors and the first Headmistress was an Englishwoman, Miss Helen Veich-Brown. The school roll steadily increased and in 1946, the place of Queen's College as an institution of academic excellence was firmly established when Elsie Pligrim became the first female in Barbados to be awarded the prestigious Barbados Government Scholarship. In 1970, Elsie Payne (née Pilgrim) became the first Barbadian Headmistress, and during her tenure of office, co-education was introduced, when thirty eight first form boys entered the school (1981). After Dame Elsie Payne's retirement, Mrs. Colleen Winter-Brathwaite was appointed Headmistress of the school in 1985. She was followed by Mrs. Coreen Kennedy in 1997. The school's first headmaster, Dr. David Browne, was appointed in July, 2008. In 2003, a Continuing Education Programme was introduced after school. This catered to adults who wanted to upgrade their qualifications. Queen's College existed as an all-girls school until 1981 when it became a co-educational secondary school. Queen's College was relocated from Constitution Road to its present site in Husbands, St. James in 1990. It is a multi-racial school with students drawn from a wide cross section of the Barbadian community. The school offers secondary education to approximately one thousand students. It comprises eleven departments in which approximately thirty three subject areas are taught. Consistent with its mission statement, the school offers a wide range of sporting and extra-curricular activities which assist in the process of character building and the development of a positive value system. The school has a long tradition of excellence and achievement in the academic area and in extra-curricular activities as well. There is an outstanding record of performance in the regional examinations of the Caribbean Examinations Council at both the ordinary and advanced levels. Annually a high percentage of Queen's College graduates enter Universities in the West Indies, Great Britain, Canada and the United States.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Saint James, Barbados
  • Schools in Barbados
  • Universities and colleges in the Caribbean

Freshwater Bay, Barbados

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Freshwater Bay is located between Paynes Bay and Carlisle Bay in the southwest of Barbados.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Bays of Barbados

Pelican Island (Barbados)

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Pelican Island was a small uninhabited island that once existed off the west coast of Bridgetown and Fontabelle, in St. Michael, Barbados. According to historical record, the island received its name from brown pelicans that would nest there. To get there, one could have used one of the pair of nearby boat jetties along the Barbados shoreline, or during low tide it was believed to have been possible to wade out to the island as well. The island held a quarantine facility specifically for sick crew and passengers from ships, so as not to spread communicable / infectious diseases to the mainland. There were housing facilities for patients, a morgue, a caretaker's quarters and a laundry area equipped with a cauldron for boiling clothes for sterilisation. Over the five years of 1956 to 1961 the Caribbean Sea between the island and Barbados was reclaimed and filled in during the building of the Bridgetown Port, and now Pelican Island has become incorporated into the mainland in the Bridgetown Deep Water Harbour complex. There is now a tourist attraction called The Pelican Village ("Pelican Crafts Centre") in the area, at the port, as a tribute to the separate island that once existed there.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Bridgetown
  • Former islands
  • Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Uninhabited islands of Barbados

Port of Bridgetown

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Port of Bridgetown homepage

The Port of Bridgetown (officially the Deep Water Harbour), is a seaport in Bridgetown on the southwest coast of Barbados. Situated at the North-Western end of Carlisle Bay, the harbour handles all of the country's international bulk ship-based trade and commerce. In addition to international-shipping the Deep Water Harbour is the port of entry for southern-Caribbean cruise ships. The port is one of three (3) designated ports of entry in Barbados; it along with the privately owned Port Saint Charles marina are the two designated ports of entry for persons arriving by sea. While the Sir Grantley Adams International Airport is the designated port of entry for persons arriving and departing by air. The port's timezone is GMT –4, and it handles roughly 700,000 cruise passengers and 900,000 tonnes of containerised cargo per year.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Breakwaters
  • Bridgetown
  • Ports and harbours of Barbados
  • Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Transport in Barbados

Barbados National Stadium

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Barbados National Stadium was officially opened on October 23, 1970. It is a multi-use outdoor stadium in Waterford, St. Michael, Barbados. Situated approximately 4.3km northeast of Bridgetown it is located off Highway 3. The stadium is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 15,000. In 2006, FIFA condemned the national football stadium of Barbados though the country was hoping to demolish and rebuild the ground before its 2010 World Cup qualification campaign begins. In 2011 the Barbadian government estimated the cost to re-engineer the stadiums' running track at 2 million dollars. No date has been determined when the funding could be sourced or the works could be carried out. But Barbados' past World Championships in Athletics gold-medalist Ryan Brathwaite has publicly condemned the current state of the National Stadiums' track infrastructure. In 2010 the stadium started hosting the Joseph Payne Memorial Classic, a competitive event among Barbadian secondary school students.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Athletics (track and field) venues in Barbados
  • Football venues in Barbados
  • National stadiums
  • Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Sports venues in Barbados

Kensington Oval

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Kensington Oval is a stadium located to the west of the capital city Bridgetown on the island of Barbados. It is the pre-eminent sporting facility on the island and is primarily used for cricket. Locally referred to as "The Mecca" of cricket, it has hosted many important and exciting cricket games between local, regional, and international teams during its more than 120 year history.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Cricket grounds in Barbados
  • Football venues in Barbados
  • Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Sports venues in Barbados
  • Test cricket grounds in the West Indies

Bridgetown

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Bridgetown, metropolitan pop 96,578 (2006), is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados. Formerly, the Town of Saint Michael, the Greater Bridgetown area is located within the parish of Saint Michael. Bridgetown is sometimes locally referred to as "The City", but the most common reference is simply "Town". The Bridgetown port, found along Carlisle Bay lies on the southwestern coast of the island. Parts of the Greater Bridgetown area (as roughly defined by the Ring Road Bypass or more commonly known as the ABC Highway), sit close to the borders of the neighbouring parishes Christ Church and St. James. The Grantley Adams International Airport for Barbados, is located 16 kilometres southeast of Bridgetown city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Caribbean. While there is no longer local municipal government, it is governed as a political constituency within the national Parliament. During the short lived 1950s-1960s Federation of the British West Indian Territories, Bridgetown was one of three capital cities within the region being considered to be the Federal capital of region. The present day location of the city was established by English settlers in 1628 following a prior settlement under the authority of Sir William Courten at St. James Town. Bridgetown is a major West Indies tourist destination, and the city acts as an important financial, informatics, convention centre, and cruise ship port of call in the Caribbean region. On 25 June 2011, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison were added as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Bridgetown
  • Capital districts and territories
  • Capitals in North America
  • Capitals in the Caribbean
  • Metropolitan areas of Barbados
  • Populated coastal places in Barbados
  • Populated places established in 1628
  • Populated places established in the 17th century
  • Populated places in Barbados
  • Port cities in the Caribbean
  • World Heritage Sites in Barbados

Paynes Bay, Barbados

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Paynes Bay sometimes called the "Platinum Coast" is located on the west coast of Barbados. Many locals believe that it is one of the island's best swimming beaches for both the calm seas of the Caribbean (in comparison to the strong south or east coast surf) and the colorful neighborhood. In recent years, Paynes Bay has experienced significant development, most recently by various foreign speculators who are in the process of constructing condominiums along the bay. The resort Sandy Lane is situated at the northern end of Paynes Bay, and there are many luxury villas located along this part of the west coast. Paynes Bay also has many restaurants.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Bays of Barbados
  • Beaches of Barbados

Indian River (Barbados)

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Indian River (Barbados) is a river of Barbados.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Rivers of Barbados

Sandy Lane (resort)

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Sandy Lane (resort) homepage

Sandy Lane is a luxury five star beach-front resort situated close to Holetown and Paynes Bay, in Saint James on the island-nation of Barbados. Sandy Lane was first opened in 1961 after Ronald Tree, a former British politician, had an idea to build a luxury hotel and golf course on what was an old sugar plantation named 'Sandy Lane'. In 1998, after being put up for sale by Granada plc, a group of five Irish businessmen including J. P. McManus, Dermot Desmond and John Magnier, bought the hotel. The original resort was then demolished and for three years underwent a $450 million upgrade and renovation. The brand new resort, designed by Richmond International was then reopened in March 2001. In 2009 Sandy Lane became a member of The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW).

This attraction is classified as:

  • Golf clubs and courses in Barbados
  • Hotels in Barbados
  • Resorts in Barbados
  • Saint James, Barbados

Parliament Buildings (Barbados)

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Parliament Buildings (also known as The Public Buildings, or more rarely Parliament House), is the seat of the Parliament of Barbados. Built between 1870 and 1874, the buildings have been the meeting place for both chambers of Parliament since 16 June 1874, and a former site of Colonial administration of Barbados. It consists of two buildings which poses neo-Gothic architectural style, and are reminiscent of the Victorian era of Great Britain. The buildings are situated along, the north bank of the Constitution River and are bordered by Upper Broad Street and National Heroes Square to the south; strategically at the heart of the capital city Bridgetown. Prior to the establishment of the buildings the legislature met at the Town Hall building on Coleridge Street. In 1989 the Public Buildings were officially renamed the Parliament Buildings by Act of Parliament. In 2011 both buildings were designated as UNESCO protected properties within the World Heritage Site of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison area.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1870s architecture
  • Bridgetown
  • Buildings and structures in Bridgetown
  • Gothic architecture
  • Government buildings completed in 1873
  • Government buildings in Barbados
  • Legislative buildings
  • Seats of national legislatures
  • Visitor attractions in Barbados

Central Bank of Barbados

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Central Bank of Barbados homepage

The Central Bank of Barbados (C.B.B. ) is the national monetary authority responsible for providing advice to government of Barbados on banking and other financial and monetary matters. The Central Bank of Barbados, was established by Act of parliament on 2 May 1972. Prior to the establishment of C.B.B. , Barbados' monetary policies were governed through its membership in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Authority (ECCA). The Central Bank operates as the banknote issuing authority for Barbadian currency. The name of the Central Bank's building is the Tom Adams Financial Centre, which is an eight-storey building located on Spry Street in Bridgetown. As part of the complex, the ground floor holds the 491-seat theatre/auditorium known as the Frank Collymore Hall. The building was constructed between 1982-83 The Global Competitiveness Report for 2008-2009 ranked the soundness of Barbados's commercial banks as 21st out of 134 global jurisdictions assessed.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1972 establishments in Barbados
  • Banks established in 1972
  • Banks of the Caribbean
  • Central banks
  • Economy of Barbados

Parliament of Barbados

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Parliament of Barbados homepage

The Parliament of Barbados is the national legislature of Barbados. It is accorded legislative supremacy by Chapter V of the Constitution of Barbados. The Parliament is bicameral in composition and is formally made up of: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Barbados (represented by the Governor-General), an appointed Senate, and an elected House of Assembly. Both houses sit in separate chambers in the Parliament Buildings (commonly known as "The Public Buildings"), in the national capital Bridgetown in Saint Michael. The Senate is made up of twenty-one Senators and The Queen (therein represented by the Governor-General), while the House consists of thirty Members of Parliament (MPs) in addition to the Honourable Speaker of the House. Members to serve in the Cabinet of Barbados may be chosen by the Prime Minister from either the House of Assembly or Senate, (the Prime Minister alone who must be chosen by the Governor-General must come from the House of Assembly. ) In theory, supreme legislative power is vested in the Queen-in-Parliament; in practice during modern times, real power is vested in the House of Assembly, as the Governor-General generally acts on the advice of the Prime Minister and the powers of the Senate have been limited. The Parliament of Barbados is originally patterned after the Parliament of England, so the structure, functions, and procedures of the parliament are based on the Westminster system of government. Sittings of both House and Senate are usually held once per month, with other meetings called as necessary. The House sits on Tuesdays beginning at 10:30am, and are broadcast live on the local radio station, CBC Radio 94.7 FM. Sittings of the Senate take place on Wednesdays.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1639 establishments
  • Bicameral legislatures
  • National legislatures
  • Parliament of Barbados
  • Parliaments by country
  • Politics of Barbados
  • Westminster system

Garrison Historic Area

Located at 13.13, -59.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

St. Ann's Garrison, or more commonly known as "The Garrison", is a small district located in the country of Barbados. This Garrison Historic Area is situated about 2 miles south of Heroes Square in the capital-city Bridgetown, and just west of the village of Hastings in the neighbouring parish of Christ Church. It is dominated by its historic horse race-track, located on the 30 acre parade ground called the Garrison Savannah. The Garrison area additionally contains many historic buildings including barracks for military personnel. The district is bisected by Highway 7, with Saint Ann's Fort, where the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) is based, lying to the west.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Districts of Barbados
  • Historic sites in Barbados
  • Military of Barbados
  • Saint Michael, Barbados

More facts and things to research:

More facts related to this place you might find interesting: Constitution River, HM Glendairy Prison, Sharon Moravian Church, National Heroes Square, Warrens, Saint Michael, Barbados, Nidhe Israel Synagogue, Saint Michael, Barbados, Two Mile Hill, Saint Michael, Barbados, Bellairs Research Institute, Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference and Cultural Centre, Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Barbados Community College, Carlisle Bay, Barbados and Holetown

Hotels & Hostels: Places to stay

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DIVI HERITAGE**

DIVI HERITAGE

Very close

Less than 1 mile away
Standard Hotel
Address: Sunset Crest, . St. James

We would like to happily welcome you to the DIVI HERITAGE. Make yourself at home Our lift is available to take you to the upper floors of the cosy hotel. A laundry service is available. Our...

RADISSON AQUATICA BARBADOS

RADISSON AQUATICA BARBADOS

Very close

< 3 mi.

Address: CARLISLE BAY AQUATIC GAP, 0000 Bridgetown

In the name of our entire team, we welcome you happily to the RADISSON AQUATICA BARBADOS. Make yourself at home Access to the upper floors is made easy by our elevator. To assist you in having...

Mango Bay All Inclusive****

Mango Bay All Inclusive

Very close

< 4 mi.
Upper Class Hotel
Address: 2nd Street, BB24016 Holetown

In the name of our whole team, we welcome you happily to the Mango Bay All Inclusive. Access to the WiFi connection is available from the public areas in the hotel. Make yourself at home We have...

Hilton Barbados****

Hilton Barbados

< 4 mi.
Upper Class Hotel
Address: Needhams Point, 11000 Bridgetown

In the name of our entire crew, we welcome you proudly to the Hilton Barbados. The Hilton Hotels family would like to welcome you to the Hilton Barbados! You can park your car free of charge...

THE SANDPIPER****

THE SANDPIPER

< 4 mi.
Upper Class Hotel
Address: Holetown, 24017 St. James

In the name of our entire team, we welcome you gladly to the THE SANDPIPER. A laundry service is available. The knowledgeable team at the reception can provide you with more information on our...

Nautilus Beach Apartments

Nautilus Beach Apartments

< 5 mi.

Address: Upper Bay Street St. Michael, BB11157 Bridgetown

We would like to cheerfully welcome you to the Nautilus Beach Apartments. Apartment Hotels are plentiful, but this one is a prime example of its type. It has all of the advantages you would expect,...

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USF4: Ray--Dan [Guy] vs God-Tier-Pablo [Ibuki] FT5

published: September 22, 2014 length: 10:35 min
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author: Ray Dan

Exhibition Match 1st to 5 Game Title: USF4 Console: PS3 Date:Aug 25th 2014, Location: Wayde Place, Grazettes, Barbados This is what we call EN-TER-TAIN-MENT folks !!! Follow me on Twitter

USF4: MetaGouken [Gouken] vs God-Tier-Pablo [Ibuki] FT5

published: September 06, 2014 length: 22:29 min
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author: Ray Dan

This is what we call EN-TER-TAIN-MENT folks !!! Exhibition Match 1st to 5 Game Title: USF4 Console: PS3 Date:Aug 25th 2014, Location: Wayde Place, Grazettes, Barbados For more information

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