U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder honored on visit to Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados – United States Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Barbados on Thursday, May 21 for an official three day visit.

While on the island, the birthplace of his father, Holder was honored by the Government of Barbados with the renaming of the Tamarind Hall Municipal Complex, located at Horse Hill, St. Joseph, the birth place of his father who emigrated to the U.S. at 11-years-old.

On his arrival, he was met by Deputy Prime Minister and Attorney General Freundel Stuart as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean and other senior Government officials.

On Thursday night Holder was hosted to dinner by Prime Minister David Thompson and his wife Mara who were joined by specially invited government and private sector officials.

Attorney General Eric Holder (R) and Prime Minister David Thompson (L)

Holder held bilateral talks with the Prime Minister on Friday at the Crane Resort before attending the renaming ceremony in his honor later in the evening.

Attorney General Eric Holder greeting members of the Barbados government before holding bilateral talks with the Prime Minister

On Saturday Holder met with Caricom Attorneys General, host a press briefing and then attended a reception at the island’s Parliament in his honor. Over 500 persons were invited to join in the celebration.

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