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May

April

  • U.S. Coast Guard holds 4th annual MMIP Summit in Barbados
    U.S. Coast Guard holds 4th annual MMIP Summit in Barbados

    On April 19 and 20, the U.S. Coast Guard held the 4th annual Multilateral Maritime Interdiction and Prosecution Summit in Barbados. The summit focused on the deterrence of transnational organized crime. 

  • Whistleblowers can reap rewards from IRS
    Whistleblowers can reap rewards from IRS

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers substantial rewards for information on people and businesses that don’t pay the taxes they owe the United States government. The IRS Whistleblower Office can award whistleblowers up to 30 percent of additional taxes, penalties and other amounts it collects following a tip. 

March

  • Grenadian Youth To Benefit From New Juvenile Facility
    Grenadian Youth To Benefit From New Juvenile Facility

    At-risk youth and juvenile offenders in Grenada have a new resource following the opening of the Bacolet Juvenile Rehab Center which was built with help from the USAID Juvenile Justice Reform Project. 

  •  Embassy sponsors community workshops
    Embassy sponsors community workshops

    On March 29, Ambassador Linda Taglialatela joined Barbados' Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite to conclude an Embassy-sponsored four-week series of community workshops focusing on domestic violence. 

  • NASA Research Scientist Meets With UWI Graduate Students
    NASA Research Scientist Meets With UWI Graduate Students

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States facilitated a discussion between visiting NASA research scientist Dr. Kenneth Cheung and graduate students from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus’ Faculty of Science and Technology at UWI on March 22. 

February

  • The Numbers Lady visits Antigua and Barbuda

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States partnered with the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology in Antigua and Barbuda to host Dr. Rebecca Klemm, “The Numbers Lady,” from February 24-26. Dr. Klemm, a statistician by training, specializes in explaining mathematical concepts in everyday language.  

January

  • U.S. Embassy Bridgetown installs wind turbine

    The largest single wind turbine in Barbados has been installed at the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. The 20 kilowatt turbine, which is also the largest operating at any U.S. embassy in the world, underscores Embassy Bridgetown’s commitment to clean, renewable energy development throughout the region. 

  • Public Statement on Saint Lucia IMPACS

    The Government of Saint Lucia took a commendable initial step in 2014 by inviting CARICOM’s Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) to conduct an investigation into allegations that members of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force committed extra-judicial killings from 2010 to 2011. 

  • The “Education Ambassador” bids Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean a fond farewell

    For nearly four years, I have been privileged and honored to serve as Ambassador of the United States of America to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. 

December 2015

  • U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments for U.S. Citizens in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is pleased to announce that a Consular Officer will visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines from Tuesday, January 26, to Thursday, January 28. The officer will provide U.S. Citizens Services and accept applications for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA).