Our inaugural event was held on November 11, 2017 at Organization of American States in Washington DC.
EMBASSY OF BARBADOS, DC
About the Gala
The Embassy of Barbados in partnership with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. and the Barbados Association of Washington, DC is pleased to announce the culmination of a year long celebration of Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence with the Spirit of Barbados Gala, commemorating our past and celebrating our future. The Spirit of Barbados Gala is an opportunity to honour those who have made positive contributions to Barbados and the Caribbean Region, while highlighting and celebrating the uniqueness and best of the small but exceptional nation of Barbados. The event will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Organization of American States in Washington DC.
Members of the diplomatic community, leaders from government, business and academia, and members of the Barbadian and Caribbean Diaspora will attend and participate in the Spirit of Barbados Gala. This year’s signature event will include international cuisine prepared by award winning chefs from Barbados, as well as live entertainment from renowned Barbadian and Caribbean artistes.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and its hurricane relief efforts, as well as the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) and its Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE). The mission of the Foundation is to “assist with the diversification of the economies of the Caribbean Region by harnessing science and technology for economic development, and to help raise the standard of living”. SPISE provides a residential summer enrichment opportunity for high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.
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About the Embassy
The Embassy of Barbados in Washington, DC is the primary diplomatic mission of Barbados to the United States of America and also serves as the Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States . It is maintained by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Barbados. The present Ambassador is H.E. Selwin Hart, who was appointed in November, 2016. The Embassy is located in Washington, DC's Kalorama neighborhood.