From the May 2011 magazine.

May 2011 AA Around the World: Island in the Sun

Celebrating a half-century of AA history in Barbados

Barbados AA is coming of age.

The Planning Committee for the 50th Anniversary celebration of AA in Barbados has chosen as its convention theme “Barbados Comes of Age.” This theme was the unanimous choice of the planning committee, but some members are of the opinion that the theme is an expression of optimism, a hope rather than a reality.

Although it is agreed that AA in Barbados is 50 years old, specific information about the beginnings of AA in Barbados is at best imprecise, often contradictory, and impossible to verify. The two main sources of information have been the recollections of Barbados’ two...

-- Tony H.

St. Michael, Barbados