High Commission of Barbados, London

Great Russell Street Bloomsbury Milton Inniss
High Commission of Barbados in London
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LocationBloomsbury, London
Address1 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3ND
Coordinates51°31′02″N 0°07′51″W / 51.5171°N 0.1308°W / 51.5171; -0.1308Coordinates: 51°31′02″N 0°07′51″W / 51.5171°N 0.1308°W / 51.5171; -0.1308
High CommissionerMr. Milton Inniss

The High Commission of Barbados in London is the diplomatic mission of Barbados in the United Kingdom.[1] Among the initial diplomatic missions to be established by Barbados after the attainment of independence from Britain, the office was initially located at 28 Cockspur Street where it shared a joint mission with Guyana (formerly British Guiana). In the early 1970s the mission relocated to 6 Upper Belgrave Street, London.[2][3][4] Barbados' High Commission remained at that location until the mid 1980s when it moved to its present location at the corner of 1 Great Russell Street in London's Bloomsbury neighbourhood (within the Borough of Camden). The High Commission is maintained by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Barbados and houses the head office of the Barbados Maritime Ship Registry (BMSR).[5][6] The present High Commissioner is Milton Inniss,[7] appointed on 1 October 2018, who replaced the Rev. Guy Hewitt.[8]

The U.K. division of the Barbados Tourism Authority utilises 263 Tottenham Court Road as its address, which is on the western-end of the High Commission building.[9]

In October 2012 the Parliament of Barbados voted on a measure to allocate funds to rehabilitate and refurbish the London High Commission Chancery.[10]

Accreditation

The Barbadian High Commissioner in London is also concurrently accredited as non-resident Ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican City), Israel, South Africa, and Sweden.

Past High Commissioners

Since Independence, the following High Commissioners have been accredited to the Court of St. James, as follows:

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 13 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 December 2013.
  2. ^ 89/00901/FULL | REFURBISHMENT OF FORMER BARBADIAN DIPLOMATIC OFFICES TO 3 NO RESIDENTIAL UNITS AND REAR EXTENSION. 6 Upper Belgrave Street London SW1X 8BD, City of Westminster
  3. ^ "BELGRAVE SQUARE, LONDON". Archived from the original on 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
  4. ^ 6, 7 & 8 Upper Belgrave Street
  5. ^ Ships' Registration and Shipping Incentives, InvestBarbados.org
  6. ^ Barbados Maritime Ship Registry (BMSR)
  7. ^ Government Information Service, Barbados (2018). "GIS Barbados - New Heads Of Overseas Missions Announced". Government of Barbados. Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  8. ^ About His Excellency Mr Hugh Anthony Arthur Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, DiplomaticAndConsular.com
  9. ^ Barbados Tourism Authority - Offices
  10. ^ MPs call for links with Africa
  11. ^ Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2011). "Find a foreign embassy in the UK > Barbados". Government of the United Kingdom. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011.