U.S. Congressional Delegation Arrives in Barbados

A delegation of six members of the U.S. Congress arrived to Barbados April 18 and 19 to reinforce the strong U.S.-Barbadian bilateral relationship and explore opportunities to expand access to financial services and banking in the Caribbean. The congressional delegation, led by the Chairwoman of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, Maxine Waters (D-CA), includes Representatives Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Troy Carter (D-LA), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), and Stacy Plaskett (D-VI).  The Congressional delegation began their three-day visit by meeting with Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on April 19.  Their other engagements will include a roundtable on financial inclusion with CARICOM government representatives and U.S. and Caribbean-based financial institutions, a meeting with representatives of the Caribbean Development Bank, and an exchange with graduates of the Embassy’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs.