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06BRIDGETOWN212
2006-01-31 20:56:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Bridgetown
Cable title:  

COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED TO SUTHERLAND MILLER

Tags:   ASEC  EAID  OTRA  AC  BB  XL 
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DE RUEHWN #0212 0312056
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R 312056Z JAN 06
FM AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 1800
						UNCLAS BRIDGETOWN 000212 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

AIDAC

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC EAID OTRA AC BB XL
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED TO SUTHERLAND MILLER
TO TRAVEL TO BARBADOS

REF: MEMO DATED JANUARY 25, 2006



1. Embassy Bridgetown grants country clearance to Mr.
Sutherland Miller, Legal and Regulatory Reform
Specialist to travel to Barbados on February 8-11,


2006.



2. The purpose of this visit is to conduct work under
Chemonics contract.



3. Mr. Miller has no access security clearance



4. Understand Embassy assistance is not required. If
you have any questions, please contact Sean Hall at
Tel.(246)228-8070 or Fax. (246) 228-8589.



5. 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 Barbados BDS$25.00 or USD15.00



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