Barbados Raises Mandate For Action On NCDs

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The Permanent Mission of Barbados to the Organization of American States (OAS) is leading the process to secure an ambitious political mandate for the response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Americas. At a joint session of the OAS Permanent Council and the Inter-American Council for Integral Development, which was convened in Washington, on March 19, at the request of …

Barbados & Mauritius Sign Protocol To Amend DTA

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Barbados and Mauritius have signed a Protocol amending the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between the two countries.  It was signed by Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart, and Ambassador of Mauritius to the United States, Sooroojdev Phokeer. The Protocol amends the DTA that was signed in 2004 and came into force in 2005. The amendment provides for the …

AG & Ambassador Discuss Security

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Security issues and training opportunities for Barbadians were the main talking points when this island’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Selwin Hart, met with Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, today. Among the areas discussed were cybersecurity and training within that field; the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative and the need for it to be more demand driven; the possibility of …

New Envoy Presents Credentials

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Barbados’ new Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Selwin Hart, presented his credentials to the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, at its headquarters in Washington DC, on Monday. During the ceremony, Ambassador Hart reaffirmed his country´s commitment to the regional body. “We see the OAS as the premier multilateral organization of the Americas, working to maintain peace …

Selwin Hart Appointed US Ambassador

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Senior Foreign Service Officer in the Barbados Foreign Service, Selwin Hart, has been appointed Ambassador to the United States of America (USA) and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of the American States. He replaces John Beale. Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995, Mr. Hart has served at home and abroad. He was posted as Counselor at the Permanent …

Decriminalising Marijuana A Complex Issue

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Barbados will not be decriminalising marijuana just because other countries are doing so, without the proper supporting information on its effects. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, restated his position in the debate on legalising marijuana, during a recent meeting with Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart, at his Wildey, St. Michael office. During the discussion, Mr. Brathwaite said Barbados …