(Barbados Today) Twenty legislators from Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the United States gathered at the Hilton Barbados for a governance workshop hosted by the U.S. House Democracy Partnership on Saturday, April 23.
They were joined by U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela, Barbadian Ambassador Noel Lynch, and Antiguan Barbudan Ambassador Ronald Sanders. Representatives from the National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute also participated.
U.S. House Representative Barbara Lee opened the workshop saying, “The House Democracy Partnership is a bipartisan organization founded more than 15 years ago, and we work to support effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.” She explained, “It’s a two-way street. The United States is a work in progress. There’s much unfinished business in our own country, and we want to move toward ‘a more perfect union.’ Learning best practices from you is extremely important.”