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The population estimate of the metropolitan area of Bridgtown shoul also be stated in the article est (census 2000) at 110,000 persons.

The population estimate is way off -- it was in this article I think from the beginning... *gasp* I haven't come across any new census figures, and the Barbados government is still re-doing a bulk of their websites over. **As a side note** I'm also waiting on those new census figures to put in the templates for each of the parishes of Barbados. None the less, it appears Bridgetown is growing at a rapid pace. The Barbados Tourism Authority claims Bridgetown is I believe at or around 90,000 people. But I think since last elections they did a redistricting of areas (which may? or may not? include re-defining the boundaries of "Bridgetown" too???)

Things aren't really very cleanly defind in Barbados. The problem one has in Barbados is you can be driving along, and then end up exiting one "village" and enter the next and you'd never really know... Also I heard the Barbados Postal Service was saying they were going to roll out a programme of "Zip Codes". Any idea if that came out yet? I was hoping when that's done it will define areas on the island better with an increased sense of clarity. CaribDigita 02:03, 26 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Actually, as a citizen and resident of Barbados for the past 34 years, the approximate figure given for the city's metro area is acceptable and NOT way off as was suggested.

Part of the Border of Saint James? Bridgetown is???[edit]

Are Cave Hill/Black Rock/Warrens etc. now considered a part of Bridgetown?

Well, in case you don't know, the article not only discusses the actual city of Bridgetown (downtown) but also its suburbs as well. Both Cave Hill and Black Rock are most certainly suburbs of Bridgetown. Warrens, on the other hand, is a bit more tricky since it is generally regarded as a satellite of Bridgetown and is unofficially regarded as somewhat of a small town in its own right. We know this to be fact.


Under re-development "In 2004 the capital of Bridgetown celebrated its 375th Anniversary of Establishment, and did so with a year long calendar of events and twinning agreements with a town in Canada, and new city in the United States."

  • "twinning agreements" do not have anything to do with redevelopment.
  • "a town in Canada", what is the name of the town? Towns are small are you sure you don't mean city?
  • "a new city in the United States", a city that is new? If it were new it would likly be a town, village, or something else. I suggest providing the name of this city.

If this excerpt is not changed, I suggest it be removed. ChristopherMannMcKay 21:56, 23 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Next time you're in Bridgetown you'll see all of the redevelopment that's been carried out...

The old parking lot along the Careenage in Independence Square was dug-up and converted back into a small park..... The old Chamberlain bridge over the Careenage was taken down and replaced by a brand new draw bridge. The Constitution River leading down to the hospital is to be dredged and landscaped with a new park. (One that will no longer flood during the rainy season). The ZR van parking-lot is also going to be tiedied up as well... There's to be more palm and coconut trees planted along bay street with more grass along the curbs edge in town as well. Last I saw when I was down there, many of the utility companies had to move their utilities into brand new conduiting out of the way of this new construction works.

  • Here's the actual speech given for the Canadian delegation that visited Bridgetown.'town,%20B'dos%20&%20B'town,%20Nova%20Scotia%20-%20Twinning%20%20July%2009.%202004.pdf

  • Here's the actual speech given for the US delegation that visited Bridgetown.'town%20&%20Wilmington,%20N.C.Twinning%20-%20June%2028,%202004.pdf (Both talk about some of the redevelopment works that were kicked off in Bridgetown that year)

Many of the projects were and still are being carried out through the Government's Barbados Investment Tourism Inc.[1] CaribDigita 15:09, 24 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bridgetown's motto in Latin[edit]

I got a hold of the book "Historic Bridgetown" -- by ALLEYNE, WARREN and the Barbados National Trust... On the cover of the book it bears the official Armorial Bearings of the City of Bridgetown(Coat of Arms)... At the bottom of the coat of arms it reads in Latin: "EX•IGINIBUS•PREAETERITIS•RESURGAMUS•AD•LUMEN".

Does anyone know what this means in Latin? CaribDigita (talk) 04:49, 22 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Saint Michael = Bridgetown?[edit]

I'm not sure how the government works in Barbados, and it's not made clear on this or any other page. Does Bridgetown have a local government apart from Saint Michael Parish, or are the two considered coterminous as far as local government is concerned? That is to ask whether there is a formal "City of Bridgetown" within the Saint Michael Parish with its own borders and government, or are all "cities" in the country simply urban areas with no associated local government apart from that of the parish? --Criticalthinker (talk) 08:27, 22 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

St. Michael doesn't have a "government" anymore either. It had a vestry prior but that is no more. It is currently broken up into Constituencies. See here. Each constituency in Barbados has a population upper limit (and lower limit) meaning they all have a population range where they're all supposed to be about the same population size. Since the parish of St. Michael is densely populated, the constituencies there are much smaller than more rural Barbados. CaribDigita (talk)

New logo for Bridgetown under UNESCO[edit]

To be worked in later. Bridgetown's new logo for recognition by UNESCO. New logo for Historic Bridgetown

CaribDigita (talk) 03:51, 8 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

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Tobias Bridge?[edit]

I see on this article on this and the Tobias Bridge article that Bridgetown was named after him and outside of one lone source i cannot find any other information that corroborates this claim at all. Are we sure that's correct? It quite frankly sounds made up to me. The A-Z of Barbados Heritage book for instance makes no mention of Tobias Bridge at all. Gemini.skywalker (talk) 18:45, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I never heard of him. I added a ref. I could find about him. But I don't know a thing about him. Not sure if any old UK academic papers have more about him too. CaribDigita (talk) 00:30, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Should It be removed then? or just kept. Gemini.skywalker (talk) 01:07, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am in-different. I have no idea the credibility of the idea. It's a concept that probably needs to be examined and researched to find if it is true. I cannot say whether it is 'fake', but I also cannot say whether true because I don't know enough about it. CaribDigita (talk) 02:12, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]