The recently-established Embassy of Barbados in Brasilia participated in the Annual Bazaar organised by the Group of Ambassadresses/spouses on Saturday, November 13, at the Embassy of Portugal.?? The Embassy displayed a number of products and services, provided samples of rum punch, among other items.
The Bazaar has an opportunity for the new mission to disseminate information about Barbados, including the flights between Sao Paulo and Bridgetown, and to showcase Barbadian products to members of the large diplomatic community and to the population of Brasilia (including many government employees and professional persons).??
There was a keen interest in the rum products, seasonings, jams and jellies and skin care products, with many enquiries about where the items could be purchased.
The Ambassador and Attach?? were assisted by two Barbadians living in Brasilia (one student and one who lives and works in Brasilia) as well as a temporary staff member.?? The Barbados Manufacturers’ Association and the Barbados Tourism Authority’s representative in Sao Paulo also assisted the Embassy by providing some products and materials for display.
The Bazaar was intended to generate funds to be used for charity.?? Participants sold indigenous products, including food, handicraft, clothing and items [of] typical Barbadiana and/or displayed material and products to promote the country.?? Approximately 70 missions, representing countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Oceania participated in the event.