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  1. U.S. and UK Governments Support Training on National Case File Standards in Barbados

    The Governments of the United States of America and the United Kingdom continue to provide assistance to the criminal justice system in Barbados by supporting the introduction of national case file standards. Standardizing criminal case file management is expected to reduce delays in the hearing of criminal matters and increase public confidence in the criminal […]

    January 29, 2023CrimeNo comments
  2. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles honoured by American Peers

    The American Historical Association has voted to select Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles as its Honorary Foreign Scholar for 2023. The Association has annually recognised a foreign scholar since 1885, and the list includes the most acclaimed international historians. Beginning with Leopold von Ranke (1885), it […]

    January 26, 2023Education, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Applications Open for 2024 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellowship Program

    The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program. Through the YLAI Fellowship, up to 280 business and social entrepreneurs from across the Caribbean, Latin America and Canada build leadership skills and collaborate with U.S. host organizations and […]

    January 23, 2023Education, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Export Barbados (BIDC) signs MOU with Alveo Technologies, Inc.

    Export Barbados (BIDC) and Alveo Technologies, Inc., a California-based company specializing in molecular sensing and diagnostics, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-develop Alveo’s novel molecular sensing platform while contributing to the development of Barbados’ life sciences industry. Export Barbados (BIDC) has responsibility for advancing the life sciences industry of Barbados, which it […]

    January 11, 2023BusinessNo comments
  5. The fallacy of “President” Juan Guaidó is over By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The pretender, Juan Guaidó, is now finally gone. The myth that he was the President of Venezuela and had the capacity to act and speak for the country, has now evaporated. Trump needed the exile votes in South Florida for his run for a second term as President. Several countries were “persuaded”, in defiance of […]

    January 10, 2023PoliticalNo comments
  6. Rally Club pays tribute to motor sport legend Ken Block

    The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) joined motor sport fans the world over to mourn the passing of American motor sport icon Ken Block, who died in a snowmobile accident in Wasatch County, Utah, 2nd January 2 at the age of 55. A statement from Hoonigan said: “It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm […]

    January 5, 2023Featured, RallyNo comments
  7. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy and Marines Spread Christmas Cheer at the Nightingale Children’s Home

    On Tuesday, December 20, Christmas came early for the children at the Nightingale Children’s Home who received toys and other gifts from U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela and the U.S. Marines on staff at the U.S. Embassy in Barbados. The toys, games, and clothing were donated by Barbadian and American employees at the U.S. Embassy in […]

    December 23, 2022EventsNo comments
  8. Barbadian Cultural Officer Participates on U.S. Sponsored Leadership Program

    The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown is pleased to announce that Alicia Payne-Hurley, a Cultural Officer for Dance at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Mrs. Payne-Hurley traveled to the United States to participate in a project titled, ‘Promoting Social Change […]

    December 13, 2022EducationNo comments
  9. USAID/UNICEF/OECS Launch COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Report for Eastern Caribbean Countries

    The United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC), in collaboration with UNICEF and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, launched a second report on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy for five Eastern Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This second study is a follow-up […]

    December 12, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  10. World Aids Day Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, Eastern Caribbean, plus the OECS

    Each year on December 1, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. This important awareness day provides a time to reflect on our worldwide response to HIV/AIDS while honoring those who lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses. On this World AIDS Day, I want to thank our partners within the region and renew our commitment to […]

    December 3, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  11. Launch of CARICOM Crime Gun Intelligence Unit (CCGIU)

    Recently, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), in partnership with United States’ law enforcement agencies, launched the CARICOM Crime Gun Intelligence Unit (CCGIU). The launch was attended by Fitzgerald Hinds, Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister of National Security; Mr. Shante Moore, Chargé d’Affaires, United States Embassy Port of Spain; Members of […]

    November 25, 2022Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  12. “America’s Democracy not trumped in mid-term elections” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    In my commentary last week entitled, US Mid-term elections: a defining moment for the World, I pointed out that no less a person than Joseph R Biden Jr, the President of the United States of America, proclaimed that democracy is at stake in his country. President Biden was not alone in this judgement. Many others, […]

    November 15, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  13. USAID Launches Program to Improve Youth Justice Systems the Eastern Caribbean

    The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) is pleased to announce a new US$5.3 million grant to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission to implement the Opportunities to Advance and Support Youth for Success (OASYS) project in the Eastern Caribbean over the next […]

    October 24, 2022EducationNo comments
  14. B’town US Embassy Funds Youth Tennis Program in Barbados

    Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, Donald Maynard just witnessed a session of the Barbados Tennis Association’s Tennis 10’s Youth Program. The program, which is being funded by a U$10,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy, seeks to introduce tennis to approximately 75 primary school students attending public schools in Barbados. President of […]

    October 22, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  15. U.S. Special Representative for Racial Equity & Justice, Desirée Cormier Smith Visits Barbados

    United States Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice Desirée Cormier Smith is visiting Barbados to deliver the keynote address to the 10th Annual Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference in Bridgetown on October 14.  Special Representative Desiree Cormier Smith will deliver the keynote address on “Dynamics of Race, Gender, Equality and Leadership” during the […]

    October 13, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  16. Barbadian Journalist Participates in USA Sponsored Leadership Program

    Krystal Hoyte, a multimedia journalist at Barbados’ national broadcaster, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).  Krystal will participate in a project titled, “A Global Moment in Time: Photojournalists Document the Challenges and Opportunities in the COVID Era“.” U.S. Embassy spokesperson Donald […]

    October 13, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Suffering from congestive heart failure? There is a new treatment that could help you live longer…

    When you have congestive heart failure or moderate aortic stenosis, just getting through each day might feel like an uphill battle. Your quality of life may suffer if you experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, exhaustion, nausea, difficulty sleeping, coughing, and other similar symptoms. It is a minimally invasive procedure known as TAVR (Transcatheter […]

    October 4, 2022HealthNo comments

    The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission (USAID/ESC), will provide a grant of USD $350,000 for groundwater monitoring equipment to support the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) in partnership with the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH). This initiative was announced at a September 21 […]

    September 28, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  19. Vice President Kamala Harris Meeting with Barbados’ PM and Leaders of CARICOM

    Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley was among a number of CARICOM leaders who met with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House earlier this month. Vice President Harris underscored the importance of the U.S.-Caribbean relationship and the United States’ commitment to the Caribbean in the areas of energy security, development and climate […]

    September 24, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  20. Bridgetown US Embassy Resumes Processing of Routine In-person Appointments in All Nonimmigrant Visa Categories

    The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown is pleased to resume processing of routine in-person appointments in all Nonimmigrant visa categories starting in September 2022. To schedule an appointment, please visit our website at The Department of State has authorized consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain categories of Nonimmigrant visa applicants through […]

    September 17, 2022Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  21. Barbadian Completes U.S. Government Sponsored Leadership Program

    On August 27, Ryan Brathwaite, a Functional Business Analyst at the Barbados Light and Power Company, completed a two-week project in the United States as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP is the Department of State’s premier professional exchange program which brings together emerging leaders in their […]

    September 15, 2022EducationNo comments
  22. EMILY THE CRIMINAL (2022) Aubrey Plaza

    Director: John Patton Ford Writer: John Patton Ford Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi & Bernardo Badillo

    September 7, 2022Crime, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. CONFESS, FLETCH (2022) Jon Hamm, Comedy

    Director: Greg Mottola Writers: Zev Borow, Gregory McDonald (novel), Greg Mottola Stars: Jon Hamm, Marcia Gay Harden & Kyle MacLachlan

    September 4, 2022Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments

    SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, 2022 4:00 PM LAUREATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – THE RUM BAR LIME Hosted by Attillah Springer and Melissa Noel Location: The Rogers Garden (In person and streaming to Youtube) Event Description: Laureates of the Caribbean is the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival’s ode to the oral tradition of the Caribbean, a tradition heavily […]

    September 4, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments

    SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, 2022 1:00 PM BLACK POWERFUL – HOW ONE TRINIDADIAN MAN CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF LANGUAGE FOREVER Hosted by Amanda Choo Quan in conversation with Natasha Marin, Abeyo Jackson, and Yao Ramesar. Location: Virtual via ZOOM Event Description: Kwame Ture invented the philosophy of “Black Power“– and yet, on the off chance he […]

    September 3, 2022Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments