The Barbados Independence Order Act is passed at the request of Errol Barrow, who becomes Prime Minister. Independence Day is celebrated on November 30th of each year. The island retains the Queen of England as the Head of State, and she is represented on Barbados by a Barbadian Governor General.
The island of Barbados joins the United Nations.
Barbados establishes relations with Cuba.
English: patronymic from an unidentified medieval personal name, perhaps a survival of Old English Hȳnci or Hȳnca. Compare Hinckley .