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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Combatting Human Trafficking: It Can and Must Be Done

Today, on the occasion of the United States’ National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the U.S. government recognizes the work of foreign governments and non-governmental organizations to combat the evils of human trafficking – the scourge of modern day slavery.  On this day, we call attention to the multi-faceted efforts that advance the global goal of …

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Local Entrepreneur Tirshatha Jeffrey Completes U.S.- Sponsored Business Program

On December 11, Barbadian entrepreneur Tirshatha Jeffrey met with U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela to discuss her completion of the prestigious U.S.-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Through this “WEAmericas” IVLP, female entrepreneurs from across the Caribbean, Latin America, and even as far away as South Africa examined how the United States supports women in business. …

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Barbados and the U.S. Commemorate 9 Years of Cooperation Against Viruses

On December 7, Barbados Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic joined U.S. Ambassador to Barbados Linda Taglialatela to mark the successful completion of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program in Barbados. The ceremony celebrated the over nine years of cooperation between the two countries in combatting HIV, and which …

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Celebrating 9 Years of US-Barbados Cooperation to Combat AIDS

Every year on December 1 the world marks AIDS Day in remembrance of the millions of lives that have been lost to HIV/AIDS and pledge to continue working with the scientific community to find a cure to this terrible disease. The theme for World AIDS Day 2020 – Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact is especially …

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Barbados Football NGO and U.S. Embassy Promote Girls’ Health and Teamwork

On Wednesday, November 25, local NGO Raya34Sports launched its “More than Boots” football clinic for more than 65 girls in 7 primary schools across Barbados. The ceremony, which took place in front of the Mount of Praise Wesleyan Holiness Church in Tudor Bridge, St. Michael, featured U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela and Barbados Olympic Association Director …

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U.S. Embassy and Barbados Security Forces Conduct Joint Anti-Fraud Training

From October 19 to 22, the U.S. Embassy to Barbados conducted a fraud prevention and detection training with members of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Customs Department, Immigration Department, and the Barbados Defense Force at the Regional Police Training Centre Christ Church. The course, which was facilitated by the U.S.  Diplomatic Security Services Overseas Criminal …

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U.S. Embassy and Barbados Celebrate Completion of Flood Management Project in Holetown/Trents

The U.S. Embassy and the Barbados Ministry of Environment and National Beautification celebrated the completion of the 7-year Water Resource Management and Flood Resilience Project. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contributed US$5.3 million to the project, while the Government of Barbados invested US$1.7 million to the initiative. The project is a part …

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U.S. Support Continues Extraordinary Work of the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory

U.S. Ambassador to Barbados Linda Taglialatela toured the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Friday, October 2, to gain firsthand insight into its lifesaving work.  The laboratory, completed in 2018 through a US$6 million investment by the U.S. Government, conducts all of Barbados’ COVID-19 testing. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth George and Laboratory Director Songee …

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U.S. Embassy, BIDC and BYBT launch Training Program for Women Entrepreneurs

On Tuesday September 29, the U.S. Embassy in Barbados in partnership with the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) and the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT) launched the U.S. Department of State’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program. The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program, which is in its second year, is part of the …

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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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Barbadian heads to United States under Fulbright LASPAU Program

The U.S. Embassy in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is pleased to announce that Xavier Caddle is the Fulbright LASPAU recipient for this academic year. Xavier has been accepted to pursue a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida beginning in the Fall of 2020. The Fulbright LASPAU program is affiliated with …

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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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