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Applicants Must Not Wear Eyeglasses in their U.S. Passport and Visa Photos

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) advises that, effective November 1, 2016, applicants for U.S. passports and visas must remove their eyeglasses for U.S. passport and visa photos.  The U.S. Department of State is implementing this policy to enhance the security of the application process and ...
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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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USAID/OFDA meets with Barbados surge team

As the current hurricane season moves into high gear, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is ensuring that regional response teams are prepared for any eventuality USAID/OFDA Senior Regional Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Tim Callahan, recently met with the Barbados surge team, ...
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