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FAMOUS NATIVES

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Barbados famous natives

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B
  • Sir Grantley Herbert Adams first premier
  • Jom Michael "Tom" Adams former prime minister
  • Owen Seymour Arthur former prime minister
  • Dame Ruth Nita Barrow nurse, activist, politician
  • Errol Barrow first prime minister
  • Andrea Blackett athlete, coach
  • Sir Courtney Blackman economist, diplomat
  • Edward Kamau Brathwaite author, poet
  • Bussa slave, led Bussa Rebellion (born in Africa)
C
  • Anthony "Mighty Gabby" Carter musician, cultural ambassador
  • Austin Clarke author, essayist
  • Rupert "Rupee" Clarke soca musician
  • Frank Appleton Collymore literary editor, author
  • Anne C. Cools Canadian politician
E - G
  • Alan Emtage designed Archie - internet search engine
  • Rihanna Fenty singer, songwriter
  • Joel Garner cricketer
  • Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge historian
  • Gordon Greenidge cricketer
  • Grynner musician
H
  • Alison Hinds soca singer
  • Sir Conrad Hunte cricketer
  • Sir Clifford Straughn Husbands governor-general
L - M
  • George Lamming author, poet, educator
  • Glenville Lovell author, playwright
  • Malcolm Marshall cricketer
  • Zeeteah Massiah singer
  • Earl Maynard bodybuilder, wrestler, actor
  • Dame Billie Miller politician

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O - P
  • Charles O'Neale physician, politician, "National Hero"
  • Jackie Opel singer, dancer
  • Clement Payne trade union movement pioneer,
    "National Hero"
R
  • Rayvon singer
  • Red Plastic Bag musician
  • Rihanna singer, actress
  • Rupee musician (born in Germany)
S
  • Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford former prime minister
  • Sir Arleigh Winston Scott former governor-general
  • Shontelle singer, songwriter
  • William T. Shorey whaling ship captain "Black Ahab"
  • Sir Garfield Sobers cricketer
  • Sir Hugh Worrell Springer former governor-general
  • Sir Harold Bernard St. John former prime minister
  • Hon. Freundel Jerome Stuart prime minister
T - W
  • Arturo Tappin musician
  • Obadele Thompson olmypic medalist, sprinter
  • Sir Clyde Walcott cricketer
  • Sir Everton Weekes cricketer
  • Sir Frank Worrell cricketer


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