Editorial Staff
3 weeks ago

Editorial Staff
3 weeks ago

New US Ambassador to Discuss Lifting Visa Restrictions for OECS Nationals

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Newly appointed US Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Roger Nhyus

Newly appointed US Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Roger Nhyus said he has been bombarded with requests from regional leaders about the possibility of removing visa restrictions for members of the Eastern Caribbean.

While not making any promises, Nhyus said the US embassy in Barbados would discuss the matter when he returned to Bridgetown.

I have been here [Antigua] for about three weeks, and this has come up in every conversation. I can share with you that I am learning a lot about the needs of the communities I visit. I am hearing it from prime ministers and heads of state. I will definitely take it back to the embassy and chat with the team,” he said

The discussions on this issue were initiated when a member of the local business community lobbied for the United States to remove visa restrictions for members of the Eastern Caribbean during a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce.

Newly appointed US Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Roger Nhyus said he has been bombarded with requests from regional leaders about the possibility of removing visa restrictions for members of the Eastern Caribbean.

While not making any promises, Nhyus said the US embassy in Barbados would discuss the matter when he returned to Bridgetown.

I have been here [Antigua] for about three weeks, and this has come up in every conversation. I can share with you that I am learning a lot about the needs of the communities I visit. I am hearing it from prime ministers and heads of state. I will definitely take it back to the embassy and chat with the team,” he said

The discussions on this issue were initiated when a member of the local business community lobbied for the United States to remove visa restrictions for members of the Eastern Caribbean during a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce.

1 Comment

  1. Donna

    If this lifting ever comes through, all Caribbean nationals living in America illegally can now come home for a visit to see and experience the state of their home islands’ economic conditions. A lot of them have left the Caribbean for years and they have never returned home for over 30 to 40 years.

    Reply

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