Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of Barbados on 51 years of independence.
"Today, we celebrate the spirit and the contributions of Barbadians. We extol the Government of Barbados for its steadfast leadership in the Caribbean, particularly in organizing an effective response to the recent hurricanes. Our close coordination underscored our shared values of working towards a more secure and prosperous region.
The United States looks forward to pursuing common goals with the people of Barbados. Together, we will work to promote the well-being of the people of the United States and Barbados as defined in the United States – Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act.
"On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I wish all Barbadians a wonderful Independence Day."