Barbados. In February, the country's minister responsible
for tourism and international transport noted that 2015 was
the best tourism year ever for Barbados. According to
countryaah, most tourists, just
over a third, come from the UK. The service industry, which
includes the tourism sector, contributes over 80% of
Barbados total GDP.
In March, an agreement was signed between Barbados and
the island state of Saint Lucia. A state can claim a
territorial sea of up to 12 nautical miles off the
baselines that delimit the state's inland water. But
Barbados and Saint Lucia are closer than that, so the states
must agree on the boundary of each state's territorial sea.
Present at the negotiations were representatives of Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, who in 2015 signed a similar
agreement with Barbados.