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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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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Emancipation Day celebrates our shared humanity

This is my first Emancipation Day in Grenada. It is well worth celebrating that in 1833, across the British Caribbean, nearly a million people were freed from slavery. Although we don’t have a national holiday in the United States to mark the emancipation from slavery, many states and cities have their own holiday. The District …

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