Tecklenburg to lead trade, culture talks with Barbados – Charleston City Paper

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will lead a local business group to Barbados in October for talks on trade, cultural exchanges and climate change. Last year, the Caribbean nation with deep historical ties to Charleston cut its remaining governing links with England.

At least 75 people are expected to travel with the mayor on Oct. 12 for a seven-day trip organized by the Barbados and the Carolinas Legacy Foundation. Rhoda Green, the foundation’s president and CEO and Barbados’ honorary consul to South Carolina, has taken groups to the island before to discuss the historic and cultural ties between the state and Barbados. This will be the first tour that includes business development and climate change.

Barbados became a republic in November 2021 when it removed Queen Elizabeth as the head of state on the 55th anniversary of the nation’s independence from England.

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