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Newsline: US Embassy warns of possible visa scam in Dominica

The United States Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS says it is aware of rumours circulating that Embassy officials are in Dominica to process visa paperwork. The Embassy addressed the issue in a scam alert on its website. “Please be advised that our teams on the ground are focused on the evacuation of US citizens. Consular officers currently in Dominica are not accepting applications for visas. Anyone claiming to do so is likely a fraudster. If you have any questions about visa processing, see our website or e-mail us at BridgetownNIV@state.gov (for non-immigrant visas) and BridgetownIV@state.gov (for immigrant visas.)



Newsline: Body of US embassy employee in Barbados found with wound

The body of a Caucasian man, who was an employee of the US embassy, was discovered at White Sands beach in Dover, Christ Church. According to Police Public Relations Officer Inspector David Welch, the body bore a wound to the head and a gun was found at the scene.


Newsline: Facebook Discussion on Visa Issues

The United States Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbeanis responding to the calls of the nearly 11,000 fans of its Facebook page. With the busy summer travel season approaching, the Embassy will launch two official discussion threads on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/USEmbassyBarbados) to respond to the scores of questions we receive on visa issues and American citizen services. Starting Tuesday, April 19, people are able to post their questions about visas and American citizen services in the two discussion threads which will be titled American Citizens Services Q&A and Visas Q&A. Consular officers will check the two threads on a regular basis to answer questions. Consul General Eugene Sweeney said of the initiative, “We see these new discussion threads as a way to demystify the world of visas and passports via social media.  Please check us out and feel free to ask us your questions about how to travel to theUnited States.” The discussions were launched with a live chat event on Tuesday, April 19, whereEastern Caribbeanresidents will be able to get real-time answers in the two discussion threads. People wishing to participate must be signed up as fans of the Embassy’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/USEmbassyBarbados). The discussion will be opened from12:00noonon Tuesday so people can post their questions in advance.