U.S. Ambassador Toasts Inauguration at Mount Gay

U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela visited the Mount Gay distillery in St. Lucy to toast the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris. When George Washington was elected the first President of the United States in 1789, he special ordered a barrel of Barbados rum for his inauguration. Mount Gay is …

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Combatting Human Trafficking: It Can and Must Be Done

Today, on the occasion of the United States’ National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the U.S. government recognizes the work of foreign governments and non-governmental organizations to combat the evils of human trafficking – the scourge of modern day slavery.  On this day, we call attention to the multi-faceted efforts that advance the global goal of …

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Last Day at the Library – U.S. Ambassador Wishes Library Director a Happy Retirement

U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela celebrated Acting Director of the National Library Service Grace Haynes as she completes 43 years of employment with the library and retires November 24.  Ms. Haynes began her career at age 19 and through four decades of service has managed multiple portfolios and projects for the library.  Ambassador Taglialatela celebrated Ms. …

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Celebrating July 4th

Statement by United States Ambassador, Linda S Taglialatela Over the last 5 years, I have had the great honour to celebrate July 4th, the United States’ Independence Day, throughout the Eastern Caribbean. As an American, I see July 4th as a day to not only appreciate the great ideals and accomplishments of my country, but …

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Op-Ed by Ambassador Linda Taglialatela: Democracy Demands Peaceful Citizen Participation

The reports of political violence in Dominica in recent weeks are incongruent with the history of stable parliamentary democracy in the Eastern Caribbean.  Free, fair, and transparent elections are hallmarks of any good democracy and an indication of good governance and leadership.  Equally so, the conduct of peaceful campaigns, rallies, and demonstrations beforehand and the …

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How Bad Does Venezuela Have to Get (Until We Say ‘Enough’)?

Op-ed by Ambassador Linda S. Taglialatela The people of Venezuela are suffering from man-made political and economic crises that have transformed a once thriving and prosperous democracy into a place beset by poverty, corruption, and repression.  More than three million Venezuelans have fled and sought refuge in other countries.  Maduro and his cronies have bled …

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A Longstanding Partnership in Pursuit of Shared Goals and Prosperity

Thursday, September 6, 2018 “A Longstanding Partnership in Pursuit of Shared Goals and Prosperity” By: Linda S. Taglialatela, U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States I remember the first time I walked down along the Waterfront in Castries.  I was struck not just by the beauty of the …

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Barbadian Civil Society Leader Participates in U.S. Government-Sponsored Leadership Program

Lisa Gale, Managing Director/Lead Consultant of Lisa Gale Consulting, which is an international trade and management consulting firm, is currently in the United States participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). She is taking part in a three-week project on “Women and Entrepreneurship II” from April 9 to 27.

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IRS Conducts Financial Investigative Techniques Course in Grenada

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Criminal Investigation hosted a financial investigative techniques workshop in Grenada from May 22-26 to assist police and financial intelligence units from across the Eastern Caribbean to better identify, assess and pursue financial investigations.

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Intellectual Property: The Key to an Innovation Economy

This year the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is celebrating its 17th World Intellectual Property Day with the theme: “Innovation – Improving Lives.” Every year, the U.S. government highlights, celebrates, and accelerates the patent review process for game-changing innovations through our Patents for Humanity award program. Past award recipients include InBios International, inventors of a …

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Research Assistant participates in IVLP

Kristy Shortte, administrative and research assistant at Sustainable Grenadines Inc., which is located on Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is traveling to the United States to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). She will take part in a three-week project on “Our Oceans” from March 14 …

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Check Out Our New Site!

Welcome message from Ambassador Taglialatela “Welcome to our new website!  I invite you to browse, learn more about what our Embassy does, and discover the ways the United States and the nations of the Eastern Caribbean are working together to promote peace and prosperity. The new website has a wealth of resources, including information about applying …

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Ambassador Lauds Juvenile Justice Reform Project in Antigua and Barbuda

The United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela, praised ongoing juvenile justice reform efforts in Antigua and Barbuda during a close-out ceremony for the Antigua segment of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean State’s (OECS) Juvenile Justice Reform Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Ambassador Taglialatela stated …

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Embassy Sponsors Community Workshops

On March 29, U.S. Ambassador Linda S. Taglialatela joined Barbados Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite and Acting Assistant Police Commissioner Livingston Eversley in recognizing the successful culmination of an Embassy-sponsored four-week series of community workshops focusing on domestic violence. The workshops constituted a critical element of a multi-phased pilot program in …

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Ambassador Taglialatela Visits American Corner in Dominica

New U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Linda Taglialatela visited Dominica on March 2 to present her credentials to the President of Dominica, Charles Savarin. During her visit to the Nature Isle, the Ambassador participated in official meetings with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and other high-ranking …

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The “Education Ambassador” Bids Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean A Fond Farewell

For nearly four years, I have been privileged and honored to serve as Ambassador of the United States of America to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. The people of these beautiful nations welcomed me and my …

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