France and Barbados

Political Relations

Ambassador of France to Barbados: Philippe Ardanaz, residing in Castries, Saint Lucia

Ambassador of Barba dos to France: Samuel J Chandler (22 December 2011), residing in Brussels.

Economic relations

Trade in goods with French communities in the Americas remains very limited. The two main French companies working in Barbados are a subsidiary of Servier pharmaceutical company and Rémy Cointreau, which is a stakeholder of the Mount Gay Distilleries.

Cultural, scientific and technical cooperation

Barbados cooperates with France in the areas of fighting drugs and education (language cooperation with support from our embassy).

The Alliance Française in Bridgetown has an enrolment of 60 students (2015).
Other cooperation

The presence in Fort-de-France of a high command of the armed forces in the Antilles makes military cooperation possible: annual exchanges of sections, participation of a French detachment in independence day festivities.
There is a regional training centre for police forces in Barbados.

Updated: 19.12.16