LAUNCH OF RISE Caribbean

On September 15, the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus launched an initiative to boost education in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. The initiative, aptly named, RISE Caribbean – the Research Initiative for Supporting Education in the Caribbean, is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through a grant …

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Register for our AFS Workshop – Documentary Production for Emerging and Intermediary Filmmakers

The U.S. Embassy and American Film Showcase invite you to apply for our “Documentary Distribution for Emerging/Intermediate Producers Workshop” Session details Session 1        Tuesday, November 2, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. AST Welcome, introduction, overview and networking Note: Mandatory for all participants Session 2        Wednesday, November 3, 11:00 a.m. …

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Over Ninety Media Professionals in the Eastern Caribbean benefit from Media and the Law Training

More than 140 media professionals, academics, and communication students participated in a virtual workshop on “Media and the Law” hosted by the Media Institute of the Caribbean (MIC), with support from the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) between July 20 and August 3, 2021. Over a …

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The Future of Citizen Security Examined at USAID/UNDP Conference

Can data be the answer to unveiling the pathway to reducing crime? Answers to this pertinent question flooded the virtual auditorium as regional agencies, national partners, security personnel and the general public joined in a two-day conference to discuss, examine and analyse data’s role in the future of citizen security in the region. The Citizen …

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US Embassy Seal Bid Auto Auction

US Embassy Seal Bid Auto Auction September 25th, 2021 at our Embassy Parking Lot 9:00am until 1:00pm Vehicles can be inspected on day of auction. The U.S. Embassy will be holding a sealed-bid auction at the U.S. Embassy parking lot in Wildey Business Park, Wildey, St. Michael. Viewing begins at 9:00am and all bids must …

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United States Welcomes the Arrival of Third COVAX Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines to Barbados

On Tuesday, August 24, United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Linda Taglialatela attended the ceremony for the arrival of the latest allocation of 33,600 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Barbados through the COVAX Facility.  This delivery brings the total doses delivered to Barbados through COVAX to 100,800.  COVAX, a global …

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SOUTHCOM Commander Completes Visit with ‘Vital Security Partner’ Barbados

U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), wrapped up his four-day visit to Barbados meeting with acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw and members of Barbados’ National Security Council, including Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Dr. Jerome Walcott, Minister of Health and Wellness Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, Minister of …

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U.S. Embassy and Jan’s Empowerment Institute launch Training Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Antigua and Barbuda

On Tuesday July 27, the U.S. Embassy Bridgetown in partnership with the Jan’s Empowerment Institute (JEI) launched the U.S. Department of State’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program in Antigua and Barbuda. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global economy, AWE aims to work with women entrepreneurs to develop …

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Register for our AFS Workshop – Low Budget Documentary Shooting

The U.S. Embassy and American Film Showcase in collaboration with Hairouna Film Festival present “Low Budget Documentary Shooting”. Join our three-session, virtual workshop to learn how to use planning, pre-visualizing, field sound recording and lighting on-location. Wednesday, August 11 – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm AST Saturday, August 14 – 10:30 am – 12:45 pm …

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U.S. Embassy Launches Court Case Management System with Barbados Judiciary

U.S. Ambassador to Barbados Linda Taglialatela joined Chief Justice of Barbados Sir Patterson Cheltenham and other distinguished guests from around the Caribbean on Wednesday, June 23, to sign an agreement to establish an electronic case management system in the Magistrates Courts in Barbados. U.S. Ambassador Taglialatela explained, “The introduction of an electronic court case management …

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USAID AND CARICOM Development Fund sign an MOU to strengthen cooperation

The United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission (USAID/ESC) and the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, June 21. The signing of the MOU occurred at the offices of the CDF in Barbados. The MOU provides a broad framework for cooperation between the two organizations and …

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A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021

JUNE 01, 2021 •  PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparked a liberation movement — a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation’s promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all.  Pride is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer …

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U.S. Embassy Donates Additional Medical Equipment to Support Barbados’ Field Medical Team

On Wednesday, May 19, U.S. Ambassador to Barbados Linda Taglialatela attended a brief ceremony with Lt Col Junior Browne, Director of Operations for the Barbados Defence Force’s Field Medical Team (FMT) to officially handover US$30,000 in medical equipment. This donation will assist with the deployment of the Field Medical Facility in the event of a …

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U.S. Embassy Auction – 2014 Honda Accord

The U.S. Embassy will be holding a sealed-bid auction at the U.S. Embassy parking lot in Wildey Business Park, Wildey, St. Michael. The viewing on Saturday, June 5, begins at 9:00am and all bids must be in by 1:00pm. The following vehicle will be offered: 2014 Honda Accord 21,344KM, AT, PW, AC, PL, Gas, CD, …

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Center on Crime and Community Resilience hosts Conference for Eastern Caribbean

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Center on Crime and Community Resilience (CCR) at Northeastern University organized a virtual conference to promote evidence-based decision making for more effective strategies to prevent and reduce youth crime and violence in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The event forms …

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United States Announces US$3.8 Million Relief Package for St. Vincent

U.S. Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines Linda Taglialatela announced in Kingstown an additional US$3.8 million in humanitarian assistance for people affected by the eruption of La Soufriere volcano on the island of Saint Vincent.  This additional support through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide thousands of people in Saint Vincent …

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You are invited to our World Book and Copyright Day Writers Book Chat featuring Cherie Jones

Join us on World Book and Copyright Day as Barbadian author Cherie Jones discusses her writing career and her new acclaimed novel, How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House.  Cherie will offer advice to aspiring writers and answer questions.  U.S. Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Linda Taglialatela will welcome participants, and Haitian-American creative writer Inga Laurent will guide …

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You are invited to our virtual screening of “Inventing Tomorrow”

Dear Friend, We invite you to join U.S. Embassy Bridgetown and the American Film Showcase to celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a virtual screening of  Inventing Tomorrow . The documentary features passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards – …

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Plan, Prepare, Perform – United States Supports St. Vincent Volcano Response

The U.S. government has mobilized a multi-tier, interagency approach to bring much needed relief to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced an increase of US$100,000 in disaster relief for people affected by violent eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano. Partnering with the St. Vincent …

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USAID Provides $100,000 in Immediate Disaster Relief to People Affected by La Soufrière Volcano Eruption

The U.S. Agency for International Development is providing an immediate $100,000 in disaster relief for people affected by violent eruptions of La Soufrière Volcano on the island of Saint Vincent. This assistance follows support USAID has already provided to the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) for evacuation efforts and the …

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United States Congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis and COVAX Donor Countries on Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines

The United States congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis on the April 7 arrival of more than 21,000 vaccines through COVAX, its first tranche from the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility. COVAX is a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. St. Kitts and Nevis participate as a self-financing member and an active partner …

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United States Congratulates Antigua and Barbuda and COVAX Donor Countries on Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines

The United States congratulates Antigua and Barbuda on the April 8 arrival of 24,000 vaccines through COVAX, its first tranche from the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility. COVAX is a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. Antigua and Barbuda participates as a self-financing member and an active partner in the multilateral effort …

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RSS Air Wing Keeps Flying with United States Support

On Friday, April 9, U.S. Southern Command donated a C-26A maritime patrol aircraft spare engine to the Regional Security System (RSS) Air Wing, as well as additional aviation spare parts including gyros, landing actuators, and navigational transponders. The donation, which is valued at approximately US$750,000, is part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) Foreign …

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U. S. congratulates Grenada on arrival of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX

The United States congratulates Grenada on the successful arrival of 24,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 on April 7, 2021. This shipment was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. The United States recently announced an initial $2 billion obligation—out of a total planned …

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U.S. congratulates St. Vincent and the Grenadines on arrival of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX

[Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines] — The United States congratulates St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the successful arrival of 24,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 on April 6, 2021. This shipment was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States recently …

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U.S. congratulates Saint Lucia on arrival of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX

[Castries, Saint Lucia] — The United States congratulates Saint Lucia on the successful arrival of 24,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 on April 7, 2021. This shipment was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States recently announced an initial $2 billion obligation—out …

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U.S. congratulates Dominica on arrival of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX

[Roseau, Dominica] — The United States congratulates Dominica on the successful arrival of 28,800 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 on April 6, 2021. This shipment was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States recently announced an initial $2 billion obligation—out of a …

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U.S. and Canada Partner for Virtual Exchange on Gender Economic Disparity in the Eastern Caribbean

On March 30th, the Embassy of the United States and the High Commission of Canada jointly hosted a virtual dialogue on the “Gender Economic Disparity in the Eastern Caribbean.” The event, streamed on Facebook Live, featured a moderated discussion on the ways in which the private and public sectors can incorporate more gender-inclusive policies as …

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“She Inspires” Women’s History Month event expands the networks of the next generation of Eastern Caribbean female leaders

On March 25, 2021, the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS convened 21 Eastern Caribbean and U.S. female leaders at a virtual conference to inspire and expand the networks of over 150 female conference participants from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent …

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24 women graduate from the U.S. Embassy’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS held a closing ceremony for its second cohort of Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program. The Academy graduated 24 women creating and leading start-ups in construction, catering, fashion, education, human resource development, and other fields. The program provided them …

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U.S. and Vincentian Legislators Discuss Bilateral Ties and COVID Response

On Thursday, March 18, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines House of Assembly met virtually to deepen and broaden U.S.-Vincentian bilateral ties.  The meeting, part of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), ran over its scheduled hour as the members discussed their legislatures’ role in the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Drones gifted by the United States will help the Eastern Caribbean predict and respond to climate variability and natural disasters

On March 17, 2021 the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided five drones to the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) to strengthen the region’s capability to predict and respond to climate variability and natural disasters. The drones will support the CIMH’s work in gathering climate data …

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U.S. and UK Governments provide equipment to Barbados prosecutors to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19

On Thursday March 11, the United States and the United Kingdom provided $75,000 of equipment to Barbados prosecutors to support remote criminal justice operations. The equipment will be used to facilitate remote working and virtual appearances at court proceedings, and further efforts to mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19. The equipment gifted through the …

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U.S. Embassy Partners with Business Leaders to Champion Future Barbadian Female Entrepreneurs

On Tuesday, March 9, the United States Embassy in Bridgetown hosted a virtual panel discussion entitled Biz Talk: How WE (Women Entrepreneurs) Do Business! in celebration of Women’s History Month and as part of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Program (AWE). AWE is a business development and networking program for women entrepreneurs. The U.S. Embassy …

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USTDA, Caribbean Nations Partner on Energy Procurement

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency launched the Caribbean Regional Energy Procurement Assistance Program on March 4 to support the development of high-quality energy infrastructure in eight Caribbean countries. The Program is supported under USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value and represents a new U.S. government partnership with the Governments of Belize, Dominica, Grenada, …

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St. Vincent Girls’ High School student wins U.S. Embassy’s Fourth Annual Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition

Marika Baptiste of the St. Vincent Girls’ High School won the top prize at the U.S. Embassy’s Fourth Annual Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition. The competition is held each February in recognition of Black History Month. This year secondary school students from across Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean were invited to give outstanding …

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Crisis Communications TechCamp kicks off with Virtual Meet and Greet Session

A virtual meet and greet session for participants of the Crisis Communication TechCamp took place on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The event was coordinated by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), U.S. Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean, and ECA TechCamp. The event brought together over 30 journalists, government information officers, disaster management professionals, and …

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Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition

U.S. Embassy Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition Official Speech Contest Rules Contest Sponsors [1] The Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bridgetown (the “Contest Sponsors”). Description of Contest Objectives The United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is …

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Royal Grenada Police Force CariSECURE Training

Members of the Royal Grenada Police Force at a training session for the Police Incident Form which was developed under the CariSECURE project. The United States Government is Strengthening Evidence Based Decision Making in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean On December 14, 2020, the Citizen Security in the Caribbean (CariSECURE) project and its software development …

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Grammy Award Winner Kicks Off Barbados Tour with Music Students

BRIDGETOWN – On Wednesday, November 11, music students from Barbados Community College (BCC) and University of West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus sang, danced, and played instruments alongside Tim and the Space Cadets, a New York-based music group touring Barbados this week.  Tim Kubart, who won a Grammy award for Best Children’s Album in 2016, …

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U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Online Auction

The U.S. Embassy Bridgetown invites you to participate in our online auction:- All bids must be placed exclusively online at https://www.32auctions.com/OCT-10-2020   Once the auction Closes, Winners MUST pay via the bank ONLY!  NO cash/in person payments will be accepted.  Successful bidders should deposit/transfer the total amount into the Embassy’s bank account and provide a receipt …

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US Embassy Sealed Bid Auto Auction

October 17, 2020 at our Embassy Parking Lot 9:00am until 1:00pm The U.S. Embassy will be holding a sealed-bid auction at the U.S. Embassy parking lot in Wildey Business Park, Wildey, St. Michael. Viewing begins at 9:00am and all bids must be in by 1:00pm. The following vehicle will be offered: 2013 Honda CRV 4WD …

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U.S. Embassy Bridgetown and Caribbean Youth Ambassadors to host Professional Development Series

The U.S. Embassy Bridgetown and the Caribbean Youth Ambassadors Barbados will host a three-part virtual professional development series in response to rising unemployment due to the suspension of global travel and the subsequent impact on the Eastern Caribbean tourism sector as a result of COVID-19. This week-long “Lunchtime Lecture” seminar will provide aspiring professionals with …

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Inter-American Foundation and USAID Launch Joint Initiative to Foster Caribbean Disaster Resilience

At a meeting of the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Working Group on Friday, July 10, the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) announced a $5 million initiative to strengthen community-led disaster preparedness, for which U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $1 million. Frequent and intensifying natural disasters over the past decade have disrupted small island nations’ infrastructure …

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Apply for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Barbados Program

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown has partnered with the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT), and the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) to implement the U.S. Department of State’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program. The AWE program will begin on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 and will run until Tuesday, March 18, 2021. Sessions will be held …

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U.S. Embassy Donates PPE to CDEMA and the Regional Security System

June 10, 2020 U.S. Embassy Donates PPE to CDEMA and the Regional Security System U.S. Coast Guard Commander Steve Charnon, Senior Defense Official at the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, formally handed over US$104,000 of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Regional Security System during a …

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World Oceans Day

We All Have a Duty to Protect Our Oceans U.S. Ambassador Linda S. Taglialatela Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott wrote, “The sea is history.”  Scientific theory holds that life on earth began shortly after the formation of the world’s oceans 4.4 billion years ago and may have started there.  Today our oceans remain a lifeline, covering …

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United States Congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis on Successful Elections

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JUNE 8, 2020 The United States congratulates the people of St. Kitts and Nevis on their free and fair elections and looks forward to deepening our partnership with Prime Minister Timothy Harris and his government. We will continue to work together to promote security, economic prosperity, and democratic rights …

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June 2020 – National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America From America’s earliest days, Caribbean Americans have contributed to the success, spirit, and character of our Nation.  For generations, their skills, knowledge, innovation, and initiative have enhanced and advanced many aspects of our society.  During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we celebrate the rich history …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on U.S. Medical Supply Chains

No country can fight COVID-19 alone.  Governments around the world are grappling with unprecedented challenges as they tackle the COVID-19 global pandemic.  The United States is significantly increasing production of materials domestically while working through appropriate channels to purchase excess supplies from other nations to meet our needs.  We are working in solidarity with our …

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Visa Appointments Canceled Until Further Notice

Effective March 18, 2020, the United States Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados is cancelling all routine non-immigrant and immigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.   Please note that the MRV fee remains valid and may be used for a non-immigrant visa …

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Black History Lime

U.S. Embassy marks Black History Month with lime and screening of a documentary “Apollo” On Friday, February 28, 2020, in honor of Black History Month, the U.S. Embassy in Barbados hosted a “Black History Lime” and movie screening of the documentary “Apollo” at the George Washington House. The event was a unique celebration of black …

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Christ Church Foundation wins U.S. Embassy’s Third Annual Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition

Six secondary schools from across Barbados participated in the U.S. Embassy’s Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition. Students delivered outstanding speeches on a variety of topics related to issues surrounding race, African American film and sport from the Liberal Arts Auditorium at the Barbados Community College. Fourth-form student from the Christ Church Foundation School, …

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Civil Society Celebrates Greater Efficiency and Effectiveness with Support from the United States

Twenty-one NGOs across seven Caribbean countries joined USAID Regional Representative Clinton White and implementor RTI International to celebrate the success of the Local Capacity for Local Solutions (LC4LS) project at the Barbados Courtyard Marriott hotel on February 12.  The NGOs were among the more than 160 organizations that now operate more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably …

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U.S. Contributes $1 million to Grenada Coast Guard Ship Upgrade

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Grenada Linda Taglialatela observed the upgrade of two Grenadian Coast Guard drug interceptor vessels as part of a $1 million USD contribution from US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).  This project, called the SAFE Boat Mid-Life Upgrade, includes a complete vessel overhaul, new engines, and a spare parts package to support the vessel.  …

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U.S. Embassy Bridgetown says “What’s Up” on WhatsApp!

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS can now be contacted via our  WhatsApp for Business  account ( https://wa.me/12462305097 ). The US Embassy Bridgetown launched this platform on Monday, February 3, 2020, as a critical addition to our social media channels of  Facebook  ,  InstagramYouTube  and  Flickr . We will be using US Embassy Bridgetown  WhatsApp for Business  to share information …

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Expanding America’s Commitment to the Caribbean

Expanding America’s Commitment to the Caribbean 01/22/2020 04:49 PM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Kingston, Jamaica SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. I was standing back there; I heard a “amen.” What better way to be welcomed to the stage? Thank you, Madam Foreign Minister, for that kind introduction. I’m delighted to be here. My …

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U.S. Embassy Pulls Out the Red Carpet for BIFF

January 15, 2020   Over 90 Barbadian and American filmmakers, actors, and film enthusiasts mixed and mingled at the lively reception for the Barbados Independent Film Festival (BIFF), hosted by the U.S. Embassy on Monday evening.  The embassy has been an ardent sponsor of BIFF since its creation four years ago, providing funding for filmmaker …

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Ambassador Taglialatela and U.S. Marines Deliver “Toys to Tots”

In 1947 the United States Marine Corps started the time-honored “Toys for Tots” program, collecting and delivering toys to less fortunate children over the holiday season. In keeping with this tradition, Ambassador Linda Taglialatela joined members of the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the OECS, and the Eastern Caribbean U.S. Marine Detachment to deliver toys to …

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United States Congratulates Dominica on Successful Elections

The United States congratulates the people of Dominica on their election and stands ready to continue working with Prime Minister Skerrit.  The United States and Dominica enjoy a long-standing partnership, based on respect and trust, which benefits both nations. We will continue to work with the Skerrit Administration to promote regional security, economic prosperity, and …

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Peace Corps Eastern Caribbean Meets with Stakeholders of the Primary English Literacy Project

St. George’s, Grenada – Peace Corps Eastern Caribbean (Peace Corps EC) continued its series of stakeholder meetings with a session in Grenada on Monday, November 19thth at the Marryshow House UWI Centre. The meetings bring together senior members of the Ministry of Education, along with District Officers, Principals, Teachers, Peace Corps Volunteers and members of …

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United States Working with St. Vincent and the Grenadines by Digitizing Crime and Violence Data

November 25, 2019 United States Working with St. Vincent and the Grenadines by Digitizing Crime and Violence Data On November 25, the United States Government, in support of the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, launched a Police Records Management Information System (PRMIS).  The PRMIS will help the Police Force to improve data management …

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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in St. Lucia

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 on Monday, December 09, Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 12, 2019 to …

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Barbados, Apply for the One Beat Exchange Program

Are you a Hip-Hop artist, jazz ensemble, classical musician, sound designer, beat maker, multimedia artist, DJ, audio engineer, or any combination of these? Then we invite you to apply for the 2020 One Beat program, a month-long, all expenses paid musical exchange in the United States. This program is an opportunity for musicians from around the world to collaborate in the creation …

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Visit to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Cynthia Kierscht

Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State (DOS), Cynthia Kierscht, visited Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) between October 22-25, 2019. During her visit, DAS Kierscht highlighted the many ways in which the United States and the Caribbean work together in sustainable economic …

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Girl Guides Association of Barbados receives grant from U.S. Embassy

On Friday, November 1, 2019 the U.S. Embassy in Barbados presented a grant of US$24,921 to the Girl Guides Association of Barbados (GGAB), in support of a soon to be executed program entitled: “Girl Guides Strong: Towards 100% Renewables.”  The program will enable members of the GGAB, aged 7-25, to learn and improve their technical …

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Register to Learn about Business Opportunities for US Companies

Business Opportunities in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Webinar Financing your Export deals in the Caribbean Overview The US maintains a robust trade surplus with the Eastern Caribbean region and continues to be the largest trading partner with about 35% of total imports. Strong cultural and historical ties and tourist visits reinforce common values. Objectives …

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The 2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Now Open

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown seeks proposals for 2020 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to issue a call for project proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) for 2020. The small grants applications (PDF 137 KB) close on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at …

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Working Group Meeting DAS Kierscht Opening Remarks (Open Press)

U.S. Caribbean Resilience Partnership DAS Kierscht Remarks Good morning.  Thank you for traveling from across the Caribbean to participate today.  A special thanks to Minister Hinkson for hosting us in Barbados for this first ever working group to inaugurate our U.S. Caribbean Resilience Partnership. On behalf of the United States Government and the State Department …

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Free Public Lecture on Gender Based Violence

The U.S. Embassy proudly hosts Jessica Mindlin in a FREE public presentation entitled, “Justice Is More Than Jail: An Integrated and Collaborative Response to Gender-based Violence.” The lecture takes place on Monday, October 21, at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Hear from the National Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the U.S. …

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U.S. Embassy Youth Ambassadors to participate in Leadership Program

On August 8, 2019, eight Youth Ambassadors from the Eastern Caribbean traveled to the United States to participate on the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Program. Sierra Letlow and Esquire Henry of Antigua and Barbuda; Joshua Desir of Barbados; Shawnalee Gordon of Dominica; Kenya Louison of Grenada; Sephra Serieux and Sherwin Alexander of St. Lucia; and Nikita …

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Upcoming Auction: US Embassy Bridgetown

The U.S. Embassy Bridgetown will hold our next auction on Saturday, September 7 at our warehouse located at Webster’s Industrial Estates. Viewing beings at 9:00am Auction begins at 10:00am Items to be auctioned: Household furniture Appliances Patio furniture Computers, printers etc. And much, much more! For more information email: bridgetownauctions@state.gov Please note: Cash only. There …

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U.S. Embassy’s Diplomatic Security Service, Regional Security Office Conducts Firearms Training with Barbadian Security Forces

During the period May 22 – 29, 2019, the Diplomatic Security Service, Regional Security Office of the U.S. Embassy, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean conducted two High Risk Environment Firearms Courses (HREFC) with members of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) and the Barbados Defense Force (BDF) at Paragon Range, Christ Church, Barbados. The Diplomatic …

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Op-Ed by Ambassador Linda Taglialatela: “Working Together In Preparation for Hurricane Season”

As we begin hurricane season, all of us in the Eastern Caribbean must work together to prepare our families and fellow citizens for the potential destruction these storms can unleash.  The devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria are constant reminders that these storms are the biggest threats to the region.  One category four or five …

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NASA promotes STEM Education for Barbadian students

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS was pleased to host Shanna McClain, PhD on Friday, May 31, 2019 for an educational presentation on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  Dr. McClain is the Program Lead for Risk Reduction and Resilience with NASA’s Disasters Program.  Her work involves developing resilience-based programs …

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Ashton Lagoon Restored After 24 Years of Severe Degradation

Environmental leaders worked in partnership to restore St. Vincent and Grenadines largest mangrove system. On May 31, international and national environmental leaders and representatives from the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the government of Grenada celebrated the long-awaited restoration of Ashton Lagoon at Sustainable Grenadines’ (SusGren) office located in Jerome Village on …

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Upcoming Auction: US Embassy Bridgetown

The U.S. Embassy will hold a sealed bid auction on June 13th at our Warehouse located at Webster’s Industrial Estates. Auction begins at 9:00am Auction ends at 2:00pm Partial list of Items that will be auctioned: Office cubicles Occasional chairs Pastry warmer Portable AC unit Bistro patio set Accessory tables Table lamps Office chairs Queen …

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Juvenile Justice Reform Project MOU Signing

Acknowledgements: Honorable Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell Hon. Delma Thomas, Minister of Social Development, Housing and Community Empowerment Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules Mrs. Veronica Charles, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Development, Housing and Community Empowerment Other Government representatives Representatives of the justice sector Media representatives Ladies and gentlemen Good morning. It’s …

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OPIC Acting President and CEO Bohigian Leads Delegation to St. Lucia

David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, visited St. Lucia, where he met with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and other senior government officials to discuss opportunities for U.S. investment in infrastructure, energy, water, and women’s empowerment as well as strengthen security …

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America can’t take its Caribbean neighbors for granted. Under Trump, it doesn’t | Opinion by John J. Sullivan

You can choose your friends, but not your neighbors. Fortunately the United States is blessed with many neighbors in the Caribbean whom we also consider our friends. Bound by not only geographic proximity, our economic and people-to-people ties are vast. The United States is the Caribbean’s primary trade partner, resulting in a $12.2 billion trade …

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Barbados Female Entrepreneurs, register for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

The U.S. Embassy in Barbados has partnered with the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT) to implement the U.S. Department of State’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program. The Academy of Women Entrepreneurs course will begin in early July 2019 and will run for thirteen (13) weeks. Sessions will be held weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30pm …

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Earth Day 2019 Poster Competition Winners

The United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS wishes to announce the winners of the Earth Day “Protect Our Species” poster competition. Keanna Payne from Antigua and Barbuda won with her submission depicting the importance of trees on earth. Dominic Chapman-Hunte of Barbados placed second and Nathlyn Matthew from Dominica and Clydawna …

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The U.S. Embassy will hold a sealed bid auction on April 26th  at our Warehouse Located at Webster’s Industrial Estates.

The U.S. Embassy will hold a sealed bid auction on April 26th  at our Warehouse Located at Webster’s Industrial Estates.    Auction begins at 8:30am Auction ends at  2:30pm    Items that will be auctioned: 2010 Nissan Urvan panel van, MT, Diesel Commercial fridge Commercial Kitchen sink with counter top Commercial microwave Two burner hotplate …

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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1-2 April, 2019

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 Monday, April 1 & Tuesday April 2, 2019, to provide U.S. Citizens Services and accept applications for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.  Unfortunately, we …

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Caribbean StartUp Summit Competition

Competition Sponsors The “TEN Habitat – The Caribbean Summit” is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Description of Contest Objectives The Caribbean Startup Summit is TEN Habitat’s flagship annual event. The summit will be held in Barbados on May …

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Upcoming US Caribbean Business Conference

Please join us for the U.S. Caribbean Business Conference 2019 in Miami, Florida. The Caribbean represents a large $23 billion export market for U.S. Firms. The U.S. Commercial Service, the Florida District Export Council (DEC), and Enterprise Florida are organizing the conference to help your company access opportunities across this important region. Overview U.S. Caribbean …

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U.S. Embassy Signs MOU with Government of Antigua and Barbuda to Support Juvenile Justice Reform

The United States Agency for International Development, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding signaling their continued commitment to the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of at-risk youth and those in conflict with the law across the region. The agreement falls under the …

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Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition February 2019 Barbados

The United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS invites applications for its second annual Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition taking place on Friday, February 22, 2019. Competition Background: Each February, Black History Month celebrates the contributions made by persons of African descent, and celebrates the defining moments in their …

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Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2019

Do you have a great public service project in mind, but need funding to get it off the ground? Are you ready to use the skills and knowledge you gained during your exchange experience? If you answered yes, then you and your team of alumni could apply for – and win! – up to $25,000 …

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Earth Day 2019 Poster Competition

Official Contest Rules  “Protect Our Species – Earth Day 2019 Poster Competition” Competition Sponsors [1] The “Protect Our Species – Earth Day 2019 Poster Competition” is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Description of Contest Objectives Earth Day is an …

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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in St. Vincent

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. Vincent from Tuesday, November 13 to Friday, November 16, 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 St. Lucia

U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in St. Lucia 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 St. Lucia from Tuesday, November 6, to Thursday, November 8, 2018.  The officer will provide U.S. Citizens Services …

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The 2019 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Now Open

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown seeks proposals for 2019 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to issue a call for project proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) for 2019. Proposals must be submitted by November 30, 2018, for projects that …

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Alumni Outreach Sessions

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS invites past and present participants of Department of State Exchange programs to participate in our Alumni Outreach sessions. The Alumni Outreach Sessions will be held within the last quarter of 2018 in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. …

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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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