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06BRIDGETOWN131
2006-01-20 14:16:00
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Embassy Bridgetown
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COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED TO TREASURY ADVISOR

Tags:   ASEC  OTRA  AC  BB  XL 
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DE RUEHWN #0131 0201416
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R 201416Z JAN 06
FM AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN
TO RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC//IET//
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1684
						UNCLAS BRIDGETOWN 000131 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

PASS TO TREASURY/IET/S. BRUKBACHER
PASS TO WHA/CAR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC OTRA AC BB XL
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED TO TREASURY ADVISOR
CHARLES K. SCIARINI TO TRAVEL TO ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA,
AND BARBADOS

REF: 091141Z JAN 06



1. Embassy Bridgetown warmly grants country clearance
to Treasury Advisor Charles K. Sciarini to travel to
Antigua and Barbuda from January 22 - 30, 2006 and to
Barbados from January 30 - 31, 2006.



2. Purpose of trip is to work with the Financial
Investigation Unit (FIU)in Antigua and meet with NAS in
Barbados.



3. Understand Embassy assistance is not required. If
you have any questions, P O C is Patricia Aguilera,
Narcotics Affairs Officer in Bridgetown, Tel. 1-246-436-
4950 ext 2232, Fax. 1-246-431-0262, Cell. 1-246-823-


3566.



4. Entry requirements: A valid U.S. passport is
required to enter Antigua. No visa is required if your
stay is under six months, including those travelers
arriving with diplomatic or official passports. For
further information, travelers may contact the Embassy
of Antigua and Barbuda in Washington DC at 3216 New
Mexico Avenue, NW 20016, Tel:202-362-5122 and fax: 202-
362-5225. Entry requirements: A valid U.S. passport is
required to enter Barbados. No visa is required if your
stay is under six months, including those travelers
arriving with diplomatic or official passports. For
further information, travelers may contact the Embassy
of Barbados, 2144 Wyoming Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.
20008, telephone 202) 939-9200.



6. Departure tax for Antigua is $50.00 EC or Eastern
Caribbean currency or $19.00 USD. Departure tax for
Barbados is BDS25.00 or USD19.00.



7. The following is general information pertaining to
security and health considerations throughout the
Eastern Caribbean:


Security


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In the Eastern Caribbean, foot travel outside of well-
established tourist areas is not generally recommended,
especially at night. Be vigilant when using public
telephones or ATM machines near roadsides or quiet
areas. As in many U.S. metropolitan areas, wearing
expensive jewelry, carrying expensive objects, or
carrying large amounts of cash should be avoided.
Visitors should also safeguard valuables while at the
beach. While hotels are generally safe, many visitors
have experienced loss of unattended items. Hotel
burglaries are not uncommon and all valuables should be
locked in room safes if possible.

Health Information


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Throughout the Eastern Caribbean, the most likely
threat to a visitor's health is sunburn. It takes
several weeks to become accustomed to the heat and
humidity. Prolonged exposure to the sun, without
protection, causes sunburn and may ultimately result in
sun-damaged skin or even skin cancer. Sunscreens
should be used for protection. In Barbados, St. Lucia,
and St. Vincent the major health threat is dengue
fever, transmitted by mosquito. Dengue cases are most
often seen in the summer months. Persons should
therefore protect themselves with insect repellant.
There is also a growing number of HIV/AIDS cases
reported. The Eastern Caribbean enjoys clean and safe
drinking water. Only routine boosters for
immunizations (i.e. tetanus, diphtheria, and oral polio
vaccine) are required when traveling to this region.
Barbados has the best medical facilities of all the
islands in the region and most of the medical
specialties have practitioners here.

KRAMER