Antigua and Barbuda’s National Day

On behalf of the government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Antigua and Barbuda on your 39th anniversary of independence. As regional partners, our countries are working together to increase security, expand prosperity, and uphold democratic values.  We are proud of the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership that strengthens our …

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ Independence Day

On behalf of the government and people of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the 41st anniversary of your independence. The United States is committed to helping make the Caribbean safer and more prosperous while upholding democratic values and human rights.  The U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership …

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U.S. Embassy Provides US$6 million for Emergency Ops Centres in Grenada, Carriacou

On Monday, October 19, U.S. Ambassador to Grenada Linda Taglialatela joined Minister of Finance Gregory Bowen, Minister of State with responsibility for Disaster Management Winston Garraway, and Permanent Secretary Rhonda Jones to commission a new emergency operations centre and warehouse in Morne Jaloux. This centre will serve as the headquarters for the National Disaster Management …

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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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