No plans for US travel warning
BARBADOS ISN’T PLANNING to follow The Bahamas by issuing a travel advisory that warns its citizens to be careful when visiting the United States.
So said Minister of Education Ronald Jones, who told the DAILY NATION in New York over the weekend that the country with a population of just under 300 000, 93 per cent of whom were black, wouldn’t be advising its citizens to be careful when travelling to the US in the wake of the recent killings of three black men by white police officers in Minnesota, Louisiana and New York.
Five white Dallas police officers were subsequently murdered by a sniper, Micah Johnson, in what police officials said was in retaliation.
“Barbados and Barbadians have been part of the United States landscape for a very, very long time. Many of our citizens still come here. But I don’t think that at this stage Barbados would put out any kind of comment to that effect,” said Jones. (TB)
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