Dream Big: Inspiring Women Collage Competition

“Little girls with dreams become women with vision!” U.S. Embassy Bridgetown encourages all girls to be creative, and show us how they dream big! Calling all Brownies! The United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS invites Girl Guides in Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the ...
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U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Donates Supplies to the American Corner in Antigua

August 29, 2018 U.S. Embassy Bridgetown donates supplies to the American Corner in Antigua On August 23, Acting Public Affairs Officer of the United States Embassy in Bridgetown, Gaïna Dávila, presented more than $8,000 in supplies and materials to the National Public Library. The donation included books, games, iPads, desktop computers and other educational materials, ...
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An Ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of Cure: Hurricane Subject Matter Expert Exchange in Barbados

The U.S. Embassy, through its Military Liaison Office, facilitated a ground level disaster management subject matter expert exchange between Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) personnel and Barbados Defense Force (BDF) members from April 10-13.
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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in Montserrat

We are pleased to announce that a Consular Officer from the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will visit Montserrat on Thursday, May 03, 2018 to provide U.S. Citizens Services and accept applications for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. 
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Save the date for the National Restaurant Association Hotel-Motel Show® May 19-22, 2018!

The National Restaurant Association Hotel-Motel Show® Chicago, Illinois The 2018 National Restaurant Association Hotel-Motel Show® is the annual cutting-edge marketplace for discovering the latest innovations in food and beverage, as well as for networking with over 66,000 foodservice professionals from around the world. This preeminent industry exposition is open to professionals involved in the restaurant, ...
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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in St. Lucia

We are pleased to announce that a Consular Officer from the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will visit St. Lucia from Monday, April 16 to Thursday, April 19, 2018, to provide U.S. Citizens Services and accept applications for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth ...
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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in the British Virgin Islands

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is pleased to announce that a Consular Officer will visit the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29.  The officer will provide notarial services and accept applications for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth ...
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The U.S. Regional Federal Benefits Officer (RFBO) and a U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in Anguilla

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is pleased to announce that the Regional Federal Benefits Officer will visit Anguilla Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 March, 2018, and a Consular Officer will visit Anguilla from Monday March 12 and Tuesday March 13, 2018.  
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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in Dominica

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is pleased to announce that a Consular Officer will visit Dominica from Tuesday, February 27th, toThursday, March 1st.  The officer will provide U.S. Citizens Services and accept applications for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  Unfortunately, we are not able ...
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U.S. Embassy Continues to Support Entrepreneurship and Innovation

As it continues to support and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation across the Eastern Caribbean, the U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is pleased to announce, that through its Federal Assistance Program, it provided a grant of USD$5,000 to Barbadian entrepreneur Gregory Skeete for Phase 1 of his “Pilly Pelican Presents 50” educational project.
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Hurricane Maria TSG

We urge U.S. citizens in the impacted areas who are safe to contact their loved ones directly and/or update their social media status.  If you are in the affected area and need immediate emergency services, please contact local authorities.  For U.S. citizens wishing to depart Dominica, please review the following options: Ferries: Commercial ferries are ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts American Classical Quartet the Ibis Ensemble

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is pleased to host American classical quartet the Ibis Ensemble, in a two-country traveling tour of classical music. The program traveled to Grenada, and Barbados. These gifted musicians, all of whom live in Trinidad and Tobago, performed original works which ...
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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in St. Lucia September 11-13, 2017

We are pleased to announce that a Consular Officer from the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will visit St. Lucia from Monday, September 11 to Wednesday, September, 13 2017, to provide U.S. Citizens Services and accept applications for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth ...
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Maritime Asset Engineering Officer Conference

Recently, the U.S. Embassy, through its Military Liaison Office, hosted a professional exchange on maritime asset engineering and maintenance with Eastern Caribbean police and military forces. The workshop was held in Miami, Florida, and discussions centered around maintenance, logistics, and procurement systems that support maritime operational readiness.
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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in Anguilla and St. Martin May 2-5, 2017

We are pleased to announce that a Consular Officer from the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will visit Anguilla from Tuesday, May 2 to Thursday, May 4 and St. Martin on Friday, May 5 to provide U.S. Citizens Services and accept applications for U.S. passports ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts American Bluegrass Band Della Mae

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States was pleased to host American bluegrass band Della Mae, in a three-country traveling tour of American bluegrass music. The program traveled to St. Kitts, Barbados, and Antigua. In Antigua, Della Mae performed on December 1-3 for an enthusiastic audience at ...
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Regional Police Officers Graduate from Identification and Seizure of Digital Evidence Training Course

Ambassador Taglialatela spoke to graduates of a week-long course on Identification and Seizure of Digital Evidence on July 5 at the Regional Police Training Center. The course, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, pulled in police officers from across Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. “In ...
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Fourth Annual Multilateral Maritime Interdiction and Prosecution Summit Held in Barbados

On April 19 and 20, the U.S. Coast Guard held the fourth annual Multilateral Maritime Interdiction and Prosecution Summit in Barbados at the Hilton Barbados Resort. The summit, which gathered representatives from law enforcement agencies throughout the region, the Dominican Republic, and France, focused on building partnerships to deter and disrupt transnational organized crime organizations ...
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Grenadian Youth to Benefit From New Juvenile Facility

At-risk youth, including juvenile offenders, in Grenada have a new resource to help them integrate into society following the official opening of the Bacolet Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre on March 24. The center was built with support from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Juvenile Justice Reform Project (JJRP). Under the U.S. taxpayer-funded USD$5.8 ...
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NASA Research Scientist Meets with UWI Graduate Students

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States facilitated a discussion between visiting NASA research scientist Dr. Kenneth Cheung and graduate students from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus’ Faculty of Science and Technology at UWI on March 22. Dr. Colin Depradine, Dean of ...
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The Numbers Lady Visits Antigua and Barbuda

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States partnered with the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology in Antigua and Barbuda to host Dr. Rebecca Klemm, “The Numbers Lady,” from February 24-26. Dr. Klemm, a statistician by training, specializes in explaining mathematical concepts in everyday language. Her visit ...
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ICITAP Sponsors One-Week Homicide Course

On Friday, February 26, U.S. Ambassador Linda S. Tagliatela joined Acting Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith in recognizing the successful conclusion of an embassy-sponsored one-week Homicide Course. The 25 graduates, investigators  from the ranks of the Royal Barbados Police Force and Regional Security System,  were exposed to a checklist approach to investigative standards. These easy-to-follow checklists ...
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Town Hall Meeting in St. Lucia on February 20, 2016

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to invite U.S. citizens residing in St. Lucia to a town hall meeting with Ambassador Linda Taglialatela, newly appointed Chief of the U.S. Mission to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS.  The town hall will take place on Saturday, February 20, in St. Lucia.  The program includes remarks by ...
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Town Hall Meeting in St. George’s, Grenada

U.S. citizens in Grenada are invited to a town hall meeting to meet Ambassador Linda Taglialatela, newly appointed Chief of the U.S. Mission to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS.  The town hall will take place on February 5, 2016 in St. George’s. U.S. citizens who wish to attend must RSVP by e-mail to ...
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Astronaut Curbeam visits Antigua

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS was pleased to host retired astronaut Robert Curbeam in Antigua, where he delivered a free public lecture on the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on December 5 at the Multi-Purpose Cultural Center in St. John’s. “It’s important that we make sure ...
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Foreign Service Officer Test

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is pleased to announce that we will be administering the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on January 30, 2016 to recruit American Citizens living in the region who wish to serve in the diplomatic corps. Eligible participants must be U.S. Citizens who reside in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Retired NASA Astronaut in a Presentation on the Importance of STEM

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS was pleased to host retired NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam in Barbados where he delivered a free public lecture on the importance of STEM. Astronaut Curbeam’s lecture took place on October 16 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center. The U.S. Embassy hosted this presentation to ...
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U.S. Embassy hosts the Brent Birckhead Quartet in an Encore Tour of the Eastern Caribbean

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to host the Brent Birckhead Quartet in an encore tour. This talented jazz quartet is playing to enthusiastic crowds in St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada, after having completed a successful tour of Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, ...
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U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean to host Overseas Security Advisory Council Meeting

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS will host an informational meeting titled “Cyber Security: Protecting Your Interests in the Eastern Caribbean.” Please join our cyber experts, Special Agent Jeffrey Stanley, Legal Attaché for the U.S. Embassy, and Deon Olton, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Caribbean Cyber Security Center, for ...
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U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Hosts Theology of Inclusion Lecture in Antigua

It was a homecoming for acclaimed American theologian and professor from Howard University’s School of Divinity, Antiguan-born Dr. Kortright Davis, when he and his colleague, noted American theologian and professor Dr. Cain Hope Felder, shared their academic perspectives during a free public lecture on the theology of inclusion hosted by the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, ...
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U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Hosts Theology of Inclusion Lecture in Barbados

Acclaimed American theologians and professors from Howard University’s School of Divinity, Dr. Kortright Davis and Dr. Cain Hope Felder, shared their academic perspectives during a free public lecture on the theology of inclusion hosted by the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on June 17. ...
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CDEMA Hosts Ceremony to Inaugurate New U.S. Government-Funded Regional Facility

In a recent ceremony, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) inaugurated its new headquarters at Resilience Way in St. Michael.  The construction of the CDEMA training facility, regional coordination center, and warehouse for emergency supplies has been financially supported by the government of the United States of America through the United States Southern Command ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts the Brent Birckhead Quartet in a Four-Nation Eastern Caribbean Tour

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS hosted the Brent Birckhead Quartet in a four-nation Eastern Caribbean tour.  The quartet’s first stop was in Barbados on April 24, where the ensemble performed during a free public concert at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.  The U.S. Embassy presented the quartet in this ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Hayes Quartet in a Four-Nation Eastern Caribbean Tour

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS hosted the Hayes Quartet in a four-nation Eastern Caribbean tour.  The quartet’s first stop was in Barbados on March 20, where it performed during a free public concert at the Frank Collymore Hall. Sonya Hayes, an accomplished American violinist, accompanied by violist Matthew Maffett, ...
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U.S. Embassy Underscores STEM Education with the NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Launch

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS underscored its commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math STEM education.  On March 12, Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Yolonda Kerney was on location at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida to witness the launch of NASA’s groundbreaking MMS launch.  While there, she interacted ...
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Zydeco Band Mo’ Mojo Rocks Barbados

Louisiana’s hottest “party-gras” Zydeco band, Mo’ Mojo gave a free public concert on Valentine’s night in the theatre of the performing arts school of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, Barbados.  The event was standing room only, and the band performed American Zydeco music for almost an hour. Much to the delight ...
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Inaugural Virtual International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Theme is“Higher Education in the United States” The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados is pleased to announce the start of the inaugural virtual International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) under the theme: “Higher Education in the United States.” Traditional IVLP programs include short-term visits to the United States where current and ...
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