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U.S. Ambassador Toasts Inauguration at Mount Gay

U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela visited the Mount Gay distillery in St. Lucy to toast the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris. When George Washington was elected the first President of the United States in 1789, he special ordered a barrel of Barbados rum for his inauguration. Mount Gay is ...
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Health Alert – CDC Testing Requirements for U.S. Travel

Location: Worldwide: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event: Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a ...
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Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition

U.S. Embassy Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition Official Speech Contest Rules Contest Sponsors [1] The Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bridgetown (the “Contest Sponsors”). Description of Contest Objectives The United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is ...
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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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Non-immigrant Visa Appointments Update

Due to changes in Barbados’s general COVID-19 posture, the U.S. Embassy Bridgetown has canceled all visa appointments from Wednesday, January 6 to Friday, January 15, 2021. Non-immigrant visa applicants having an appointment during this period may reschedule their appointment here: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-bb/niv . Your MRV fee remains valid. If you have an urgent need to travel to ...
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