Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Bridgetown (January 25, 2018)

Recent tests at several U.S. Embassy residences revealed bacteria at elevated levels in the tap water. As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy recommended to its staff to boil their drinking water or use bottled water. The U.S. Embassy will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates accordingly.
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Maria

This is an update to our previous messages regarding Tropical Storm Maria. Additional watches are now in effect: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Dominica. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for St. Lucia. Hurricane Watches are in effect for Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, French St. Martin, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, St. Barthelemy, and St. ...
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TUESDAY 9/12/2017 UPDATE: Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

The Department of State is working with the Department of Defense to continue evacuation flights on September 11. U.S. citizens desiring to leave should proceed to the airport to arrive by noon on Monday carrying their U.S. passport or other proof of U.S. citizenship and identity. Passengers may be allowed to carry on one small ...
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MONDAY 9/11/2017 UPDATE: Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

The Department of State is working with the Department of Defense to continue evacuation flights on September 11. U.S. citizens desiring to leave should proceed to the airport to arrive by noon on Monday carrying their U.S. passport or other proof of U.S. citizenship and identity. Passengers may be allowed to carry on one small ...
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Statement from Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Updated Hurricane Irma Response # 2

The Department of State is working with the Department of Defense to continue evacuation flights on September 11. U.S. citizens desiring to leave should proceed to the airport to arrive by noon on Monday carrying their U.S. passport or other proof of U.S. citizenship and identity. Passengers may be allowed to carry on one small ...
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U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma Update #4

U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma Update #4   The U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean continues to receive a high volume of inquiries regarding U.S. citizens affected by Hurricane Irma, particularly those on the islands of the Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, French St. ...
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U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma Update #3

U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma Update #3   The U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean continues to receive a high volume of inquiries regarding U.S. citizens affected by Hurricane Irma, particularly those on the islands of the Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, French St. ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Jose September 7, 2017

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean alerts U.S. citizens to the presence of Hurricane Jose in the Atlantic Ocean.  The government of Antigua has issued a hurricane watch for the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.   A tropical storm watch is in effect for the islands of Anguilla, Montserrat, and St. Kitts and Nevis.
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U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma Update #2

U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma Update #2 September 4, 2017 This is an update to our previous emergency messages.  The hurricane watches for the islands of Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, and St. Martin have been upgraded to hurricane warnings. ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean alerts U.S. citizens to the presence of Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean.  Although there are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect, the National Hurricane Center forecasts that Irma will remain a powerful storm throughout the weekend.  Depending on the path the hurricane takes, it has the potential ...
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Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2017 Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2017, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Email Scams

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean advises U.S. citizens in Barbados of a high volume of complaints regarding a variety of e-mail fraud schemes.  Most of the complaints fall into the categories of “Spearphishing”, “Business Email Compromise” or “Email Account Compromise” schemes.  Victims typically receive e-mails which appear to be from their financial institutions ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika in St. Kitts & Nevis

The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for St. Kitts and Nevis  regarding the Zika virus . The CDC has concluded that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects in some fetuses and babies born to infected mothers. ...
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Emergency Message for U.S.Citizens: Tropical Weather Alert

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean alerts U.S. citizens to the potential development of a tropical depression or storm in the Caribbean.  The  National Hurricane Center  (NHC) has forecast that this weather system may potentially impact a number of islands in the Eastern Caribbean. There are currently no watches or warnings in effect for any islands, although that is expected to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika in Antigua

The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for Antigua  regarding the Zika virus . The CDC has concluded that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects in some fetuses and babies born to infected mothers. This conclusion was ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika in Anguilla

The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for Anguilla regarding the Zika virus . The CDC has concluded that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects in some fetuses and babies born to infected mothers. This conclusion was ...
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Security Awareness for U.S. Citizens Summer Festival Season

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean advises U.S. citizens in Barbados of the need to exercise security awareness as we approach the summer festival season. With recent increases in firearms-related crimes and gang violence, and  press reports  of social media posts referencing gun violence at the upcoming Fore-Day Morning Jam festival, the Embassy wants to ensure ...
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