Barbados and the UK have strong historical ties with a history which has helped us build an important and successful modern-day relationship. I am delighted to have the opportunity to visit Barbados following the recent elections and build on our partnership in areas such as prosperity and regional security. My visit illustrates the importance of Barbados, and the Caribbean as a whole, to the UK.
During his first visit to Barbados as Minister for the Caribbean, Mr Simmonds will call on the Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean, to discuss the strong links between the UK and Barbados. He will also have talks with Attorney General, Adriel Braithwaite, about security cooperation and talks on renewable energy with Minister of Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce.
The British High Commissioner is holding a reception for the Minister at his residence BenMar, Erdiston Road, St Michael on Monday 15 April 6:30pm to 8:30pm with ministerial, official, consular and business guests.