High Commission of Barbados, London

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High Commission of Barbados in London
Location Bloomsbury, London
Address 1 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3ND
High Commissioner Rev. Guy Hewitt

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 Rev. Guy Hewitt,[7] appointed on October 1, 2014, and who replaced Hugh Anthony Arthur.[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 building facility.[10]

Accreditation[edit]

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

Past High Commissioners[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 51°31′02″N 0°07′51″W / 51.5171°N 0.1308°W / 51.5171; -0.1308