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Events 2014

The latest news about U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean events in 2014.

December

  • Science Superhero Design Competition

    It was a close race between eight, eye-catching entries from all over the Eastern Caribbean. We would like to thank all of the artists who captured Dr. Tyson's vision and work in their entries! 

November

  • U.S. Embassy Bridgetown hosts Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson for a FREE Star Talk to mark International Education Week 2014

    To mark International Education Week 2014, the United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS recently hosted celebrated American astrophysicist, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, who delivered a free public lecture at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center.  

  • Talent manager Jodi Solomon's workshop in Barbados

    Talent manager Jodi Solomon held a workshop for local talent managers and promoters on how to effectively maintain the public image of established and emerging talent. Her clients include famous astrophysicist and author Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. 

  • EducationUSA College Fair

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS will be hosting an EducationUSA College Fair on Tuesday, November 18 from 9 am to 6 pm at the Barbados Hilton. More than 30 recruiters from diverse American colleges and universities will be there to speak to you about the affordable, educational opportunities available in the United States.  

October

  • Domestic Violence and Instructor Development Course for Police Officers

    From October 6 - 17, the U.S. Embassy’s Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) joined with the Regional Security System (RSS), and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement to present the Domestic Violence and Instructor Development course at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Barbados. 

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April

  • Public Lecture on Snail Eradication

    On Tuesday April 15 the Embassy hosted a public lecture on "Strategies for the Eradication of the Giant African Land Snail and other invasive species" at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic's main auditorium. 

  • Media workshops in St. Kitts and Barbados

    On Tuesday April 1 and Thursday April 3, the Embassy hosted media workshops for journalists on the islands of St. Kitts and Barbados with Luis Botello, Senior Program Director of Special Projects, International Center for Journalists. 

March

  • Visit to St. Lucy Primary School
    Visit to St. Lucy Primary School

    Deputy Public Affairs Officer (DPAO) Krystle Norman visited the St. Lucy Primary School in Barbados to speak to young girls about this year’s Women’s History Month theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.” 

February

  • Grenadian youths learn about leadership
    Grenadian youths learn about leadership

    The return of the third group of five young persons to Grenada this week completed the Youth Leadership Program (YLP), which was designed to advance mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through weeks-long, thematic, intensive exchanges. Five Caribbean countries participated: Grenada; Guyana; the Bahamas; Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. 

  • Virginia State University Gospel Chorale Performance
    Virginia State University Gospel Chorale Performance

    As part of our Black History Month activities and to showcase the diversity of American performing arts and music, the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown hosted a gospel concert on Saturday, February 22 featuring the internationally acclaimed Virginia State University (VSU) Gospel Chorale at the Frank Collymore Hall. 

  • Embassy Bridgetown hosts HBCU College Fair
    Embassy Bridgetown hosts HBCU College Fair

    Embassy Bridgetown successfully hosted a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair last Friday February 21. The fair, a first of its kind in Barbados, was designed to support President Obama's 100,000 in the Americas Initiative and be a part of the U.S. Embassy's Black History Month Celebrations. 

January

  • Focusing on Trafficking in Persons
    Focusing on Trafficking in Persons

    Ambassador-at-Large in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP), Luis CdeBaca met with high level government officials, stakeholders and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concerned with combating TIP during his recent visit to Barbados. 

  • U.S. Embassy provides training for Dominica Police Force
    U.S. Embassy provides training for Dominica Police Force

    Over the week of January 27, fifteen officers of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force received training from the U.S. Embassy. 

  • Climate Change Mitigation in Grenada
    Climate Change Mitigation in Grenada

    On January 23, 2014 U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Grenada Louis Crishock and U.S. Agency for International Development Climate Change Advisor for the Eastern Caribbean Mikell O'Mealy joined Grenada's Deputy Prime Minister Elvin Nimrod and officials from throughout the OECS at a ceremony in Petite Martinique, Grenada to mark the completion of Phase 1 of a climate change mitigation project - the construction of a revetment near Sanchez.