St. Kitts and Nevis Independence Day

On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis on its 37th year of independence. Our strong relationship is rooted in deep historical and social ties based on democratic values, human rights, and prosperity.  The U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership strengthens our preparedness for hurricanes and …

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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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BDF Coast Guard Commander Graduates from 10-month U.S. Military Training

Lieutenant Commander Mark Peterson, Commander of the Barbados Coast Guard recently graduated from the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, after undergoing 10-months of intensive study as part of the U.S. International Military Education and Training (IMET) program. The Command and General Staff College stands as the lead U.S. Army leadership …

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