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  1. USAID/ESC launches Youth Council!

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) regional mission is pleased to announce the launch of the USAID/ESC Youth Council. The Youth Council is a 15-member group of young people between 18-29 years of age who will collaborate with USAID and local partners by sharing their experiences on some […]

    August 8, 2022PoliticalNo comments

    His Excellency Alex McDonald, High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Nairobi will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Rotary Club of Barbados weekly meeting on Thursday, July 28th at 12:30PM. Join us virtually on Thursday as this session is expected to be quite informative.  See below for […]

    July 25, 2022Photo Gallery, TravelNo comments
  3. Calling All Artists: U.S. Embassy and NCF Team Up for Hip Hop Workshop

    Over the weekend, the U.S. Embassy in association with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) launched the Next Level Hip Hop Exchange, a two-week intensive arts residency, which will run from August 13-26.  American hip hop artists – Aysha Upchurch (dancer), Sheika “Purple Haze” Norris (MC), Carlos “UnLearn the World” Richardson (MC), Vincent “GYREFUNK” Czekus (beat […]

    July 19, 2022Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  4. Justin Sun Attended WTO MC12 with Focuses on SIDS, E-Commerce, and More

    According to a recent OECS, Justin Sun led the Grenada delegation to attend the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). As the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Grenada to the WTO, Sun spoke during the conference on climate change, food security, SIDS (Small Island Developing States), e-commerce, and other topics. In the conference, Sun stated that […]

    June 29, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. “Summit of the Americas was worth attending” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    As beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so is success or failure measured by the beneficiary or the overlooked.   Summits of the Americas, from the time they were initiated by the administration of the US in 1994, have overlooked the Caribbean. Not so, the 2022 Summit held in Los Angeles from June 8 to […]

    June 19, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  6. Argentine Frigate ARA Libertad visited St Lucia

    The Argentine Navy´s training ship, Frigate ARA Libertad, was recently docked at Port Point Seraphine as part of its 50th Training Voyage. For his part, Commander Trinchero offered a reception for local authorities on the evening of May 26th, and stressed that this was the first time in history that the Frigate visited Santa Lucía […]

    June 7, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  7. Antigua and Barbuda elected to Executive of Inter American body on Women

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, has welcomed the election yesterday, by acclamation, of the Antigua and Barbuda candidate for the Executive Committee of Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM). Ambassador Sanders said that the election of Mr. Jamie Saunders of the Directorate of Gender Affairs in Antigua […]

    June 2, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  8. B’town US Embassy Marks World Press Freedom Day with Support to Bajan TV Station

    In advance of May 3, World Press Freedom Day, the U.S. Embassy in Barbados donated six Apple iMac computers to the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). CBC TV is the sole national broadcast corporation in Barbados. The channel is a vital source of information for local, regional, and international content, providing special coverage of major political, […]

    May 2, 2022TechnologyNo comments
  9. USAID equips youth with IT equipment to enable innovation and entrepreneurship in climate & disaster resilience

    Eight young innovators from across the Eastern Caribbean received information technology (IT) equipment from the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to support their innovation and entrepreneurship in areas related to climate and disaster resilience. The suite of IT products was presented today during a brief ceremony co-hosted by […]

    April 25, 2022EducationNo comments
  10. Guyana-Barbados Mission on the Establishment of a Gold Exchange

    Export Barbados and the Ministry of Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology hosted a high-level delegation recently from the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to discuss the establishment of a Gold Exchange on the island. The initiative is an offspring of the Barbados-Guyana Accord. The Accord seeks to create a model of cooperation for the region, built […]

    April 4, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Bridgetown US Embassy hosts American Film Showcase Documentary Workshop Launch at Limegrove

    The U.S. Embassy hosted an evening of film and conversation at 1ofK Penthouse in Limegrove to share information on the upcoming American Film Showcase Documentary Workshop April 19-24. Applications are now open to film students, amateur filmmakers, and professionals to work alongside U.S. filmmakers Cole Sax and Mack Woodruff to develop, shoot, edit, and produce […]

    March 27, 2022Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. We All Stand With Ukraine: Joint Reaction to Putin Atrocity

    People across the globe have been shocked and moved by the harrowing scenes from Ukraine. Whole cities are being destroyed by Russian missiles, with hospitals, apartment buildings and railway stations reduced to rubble. Thousands have been killed, including many children. Three million people – equivalent to the entire population of Jamaica – have fled their […]

    March 21, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  13. YLAI Fellows Encouraged to be ‘Agents of Change’

    Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows from across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean were challenged by Minister C. Sandra Husbands to leverage the strengths of the CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME) and “be the catalyst for a new vision of hope and prosperity” for the region. The Cabinet Minister delivered these remarks at […]

    March 15, 2022EducationNo comments
  14. United States Donates Additional 129,600 Pfizer Vaccines to Barbados

    The United States just donated an additional 129,600 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Barbados in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This U.S. donation is in addition to the 140,400 Pfizer vaccines delivered to Barbados within the past year. This week, the United States delivered more than 212,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries across […]

    February 20, 2022HealthNo comments
  15. Barbados, the World’s Newest Republic, Relies on HID Global to Supply Newly Designed ePassport

    HID Global, the worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, is pleased to announce that it will be supplying a newly designed passport to Barbados that reflects both the country’s transition to a republic as well as its cultural elements. HID Global moved quickly to ensure that from the moment Barbados became a republic, the passports […]

    February 18, 2022Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  16. 400 years landed at the Vatican

    Don Victor Mooney of Queens, the first African American to row across the Atlantic Ocean was honored with an audience with Pope Francis on World AIDS Day. Just as important was bringing the 400 years of African American History to the Vatican. His Excellency Cardinal Peter Turkson, former head of Prefect of the Disatery for […]

    January 2, 2022SailingNo comments
  17. CARICOM congratulates Haiti on 218th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM recognised and lauded the Government and People of Haiti on that country’s Two Hundred and Eighteenth Anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 1 January 2022. “As the Government and People of Haiti enter a new year of independence, CARICOM extends its best wishes for goodwill and unity to prevail in the current multifaceted […]

    December 31, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  18. Second Barbadian Health Professional Participates on U.S. Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

    Emergency physician specialist Dr. Chaynie Williams has been selected by the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown to participate in the 2021 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program. Dr. Williams, who serves as the Clinical Director in the Office of the Director of Medical Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados, is also an associate lecturer with the […]

    December 31, 2021HealthNo comments
  19. New Executive Management appointments at CARICOM Secretariat

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Carla N. Barnett, has announced the appointment of two (2) new Members to the Executive Management Committee at the CARICOM Secretariat. They are Ambassador Donna Forde as Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and Ambassador Wayne McCook as Director General of the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN). Ambassador […]

    December 17, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  20. Updated Testing Requirements for Persons Traveling to the United States

    On Monday, December 6, all individuals traveling to the United States, regardless of vaccination status or nationality, must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken no more than one day before boarding their flight to the United States. This new regulation, announced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), applies to […]

    December 6, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  21. CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    Dr Armstrong Alexis of Saint Lucia has been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Dr Alexis takes up his post from 1 November 2021. The DSG brings a wealth of experience to the post having served as well with the Commonwealth Secretariat and at a high level in the public […]

    November 1, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  22. United States Donates a Further US$2.5 Million to CARICOM for COVID-19 Response

    Building on the strong partnership with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the United States–through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)–announced $2.5 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for countries in the Eastern Caribbean region, The Bahamas, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago. This assistance will provide further support for the operational costs of COVID-19 vaccination […]

    October 26, 2021PoliticalNo comments

    The CARICOM Secretariat has instituted measures as of 1st October, 2021 with respect to access to its offices across the Region in order to provide a safe working environment for its staff, in keeping with attempts to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. These measures include proof of vaccination for staff members and all […]

    October 16, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  24. Calling All Artists: Bridgetown US Embassy and NCF Team Up for Hip Hop Workshop

    The U.S. Embassy in association with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) will present the Next Level Hip Hop Exchange, a two-week intensive arts residency, from November 1-12. Four American hip hop artists – Aysha Upchurch (dance), UnLearn the World (MC), Vincent “GYREFUNK” Czekus (beat maker), and J Muzacz (aerosol art) – will join videographer, Anthony […]

    October 5, 2021Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. CARICOM to mount Electoral Observer Mission to The Bahamas

    At the invitation of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Thursday, 16 September 2021. The six-member Mission will be headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes, Assistant to the […]

    September 14, 2021PoliticalNo comments