Book: Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire Author: Andrea Stuart Review by: David Cutting, retired international banking executive and honorary consul of Barbados in Georgia This summer I completed my reading of this excellent pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial history of Barbados. It was written in the context of the origins […]
Atlanta’s Consular Corps got a preview tour March 20 of the $355 million Coda building, the mother-of-all mixed-used developments in Midtown’s Technology Square. The diplomats visited while the finishing touches were being made on the 645,000 square feet of office space and the 22,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space to be housed by […]
For the busiest airport in the world, with more than 104 million passengers a year, persuading airlines to open new routes may seem as easy as turning on a spigot. But Atlanta, just as much as any other gateway, has to make its case to carriers, and it’s trying to share hard-earned lessons on this front with smaller […]
A decorated ”Bajan” chef prepared dishes inspired by her country, and the Atlanta community brought its interest in the Caribbean nation of Barbados as its representatives previewed an upcoming cultural and investment summit during a Buckhead reception April 21.
The prime minister of the island nation of Barbados is set to visit Atlanta in May for a major business and cultural festival that aims to recruit investors while solidifying ties with its diaspora.
Barbados has turned to China to finance the renovation of a hotel that once exemplified the island’s refined style but has now become a cautionary tale about the fickle winds of the global economy.
Barbados Ambassador John Beale came to Atlanta on short notice, but he didn’t let his time here go to waste. The island nation’s envoy to the U.S. last Thursday received the international hero award from Atlanta’s World Chamber of Commerce, along with some of his Caribbean counterparts, at an event focused on global health. But he stuck around […]
Barbados is expecting a new wave of U.S. tourism thanks to a recovering American economy and the return of a nonstop Delta Air Lines flight to the capital city of Bridgetown from Atlanta starting Dec. 4.
Emory University’s Office of International Affairs is to recognize the accomplishments of a member of Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and two members of its faculty and staff at its International Awards night on Nov. 12 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Leila McWhinney-Dehaney, chief nursing officer for Jamaica’s health ministry and a member of the […]
Theodore (Ted) Britton Jr.’s speaking engagements draw on his varied public and private career during which he broke the color bar keeping African Americans out of the Marines, traveled extensively and served as an ambassador during the administration of former President Gerald Ford. His luncheon address at the World War II Roundtable Sept. 18 in […]