Barbados - Country Commercial Guide
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Through Invest Barbados, the government of Barbados continues to market opportunities for contact centers for the outsourcing of customer service operations, medical transcription, health claims processing, and web application and software development. There has also been increased interest in safety and security applications for residential properties and data protection and cybersecurity software for online and mobile platforms for businesses. Government recently passed a Data Protection Act which includes provisions for data protection and cybersecurity regulations for the public and private sector.

Leading Sub-Sectors

Leading sub-sectors include safety and security equipment, cybersecurity and data protection software, customer premises equipment, information and computer technologies (ICTs), and cellular telecommunications equipment.


The  telecom sector has upgraded its services through optical fiber networking.  Existing telecommunications companies continue to upgrade their networks to attract more customers.  COVID-19 has also created the need for reliable ICTs for remote work and education.   


María Elena Portorreal

Senior Commercial Specialist for the Caribbean Region

U.S. Commercial Service

U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Tel: 809-368-7220



Jonelle M. Watson

Economic/Commercial Assistant

U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean

Bridgetown, Barbados

Tel: 246-227-4052



Invest Barbados website

Barbados Telecommunications Unit

Caribbean Association of Security Professionals